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Tuesday, November 15


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of the

House of Representatives

of the
[under the Constitution of 1885]

Pursuant to
Article III, Section 2A
Florida Constitution

November 15, 1966

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Organization Session, November, 1966

Alachua-Gilchrist-Putnam-Ralph D. Turlington,
Alachua-Gilchrist-Putnam-James N. Beck,
East Palatka
Alachua-Gilchrist-Putnam-William C. Andrews,
Baker-Columbia-Nassau-Ralph C. Tyre, Lake City
Bay-Gulf-John Robert Middlemas, Panama City
Bay-Gulf-Ben C. Williams, Port St. Joe
Bradford-Clay-Union-Eugene F. Shaw, Starke
Brevard-James H. Pruitt, Eau Gallie
Brevard-Anthony (Tony) Ninos, Cocoa
Brevard-Palmer W. Collins, Indian Harbour Beach
Broward-Bernard Klassen, Lighthouse Point
Broward-Richard A. Bird, Fort Lauderdale
Broward-John W. (Jack) Bell, Fort Lauderdale
Broward-Henry J. Prominski, Wilton Manors
Broward-Arthur H. Rude, Fort Lauderdale
Broward-Richard Condon, Pompano Beach
Broward-Hugh B. Cramer, West Hollywood
Broward-James R. Eddy, Pompano Beach
Calhoun-Jackson-Coy J. Mitchell, Marianna
Charlotte-Collier-Glades-Hendry-Lee-M. T. Ted
Randell, Fort Myers
Charlotte-Collier-Glades-Hendry-Lee-James Lorenzo
Walker, Naples
Citrus-Hernando-Marion-Sumter-William V.
Chappell, Jr., Ocala
Citrus-Hernando-Marion-Sumter-E. C. Rowell,
Dade-Maxine E. Baker, Miami
Dade-Dick Renick, Coral Gables-
Dade-Carey Matthews, Miami Beach
Dade-Louis Wolfson, II, Miami Beach
Dade-Kenneth M. Myers, Miami
Dade-Murray H. Dubbin, Miami
Dade-Gerald Lewis, Coral Gables
Dade-Richard A. Pettigrew, Miami
Dade-Sandy D'Alemberte, Miami
Dade-Jess Yarborough, Miami
Dade-Walter W. Sackett, Jr., Miami
Dade-Harold G. Featherstone, Hialeah
Dade-Vernon C. Holloway, Miami
Dade-Jeff D. Gautier, Miami
Dade-Robert C. Hector, Miami
Dade-Robert "Bob" Graham, Miami Lakes
Dade-Robert C. Hartnett, Coral Gables
Dade-Robert M. Brake, Coral Gables
Dade-Marshall S. Harris, Miami
Dade-Carl A. Singleton, Coral Gables
Dade-George Firestone, Miami
Dade-David L. Brower, North Miami

DeSoto-Hardee-Highlands-S. Chesterfield Smith,
Dixie-Jefferson-Levy-Taylor-Ken Smith, Perry
Duval-Dan Scarborough, Jacksonville
Duval-Ted Alvarez, Jacksonville
Duval-George B. Stallings, Jr., Jacksonville
Duval-Lew Brantley, Jacksonville
Duval-John Crider, Jacksonville
Duval-Lynwood Arnold, Jacksonville
Duval-Fred Schultz, Jacksonville
Duval-Gifford Grange, Jacksonville
Duval-Gordon Blalock, Jacksonville
Duval--Don Nichols, Jacksonville
Duval-Joseph G. Kennelly, Jr., Jacksonville
Escambia-Gordon W. Wells, Pensacola
Escambia-Warren M. Briggs, Pensacola
Escambia-Phil Ashler, Pensacola
Escambia-Jim Reeves, Pensacola
Flagler-St. Johns-A. H. Craig, St. Augustine
Franklin-Leon-Wakulla-Miley Miers, Tallahassee
Franklin-Leon-Wakulla-Donald L. Tucker,
Gadsden-Liberty-W. M. (Bill) Inman, Quincy
Hamilton-Lafayette-Madison-Suwannee-Leon N.
McDonald, Sr., Live Oak
Hillsborough-James L. Redman, Plant City
Hillsborough-Robert T. Mann, Tampa
Hillsborough-William M. Register, Jr., Tampa
Hillsborough-Elvin L. Martinez, Tampa
Hillsborough-Guy Spicola, Tampa
Hillsborough-Terrell Sessums, Tampa
Hillsborough-John L. Ryals, Brandon
Hillsborough-Paul W. Danahy, Tampa
Hillsborough-Richard S. Hodes, Tampa
Holmes-Walton-Washington-L. S. "Sam" Campbell,
DeFuniak Springs
Indian River-Martin-Okeechobee-St. Lucie-Frank
Fee, Fort Pierce
Indian River-Martin-Okeechobee-St. Lucie-Arthur E.
"Art" Karst, Vero Beach
Lake-Seminole-W. H. (Bill) Reedy, Eustis
Lake-Seminole-Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Sanford
Lake-Seminole-Tom McDonald, Sanford
Manatee-Jerome Pratt, Palmetto
Manatee-Thomas M. Gallen, Bradenton
Monroe-Bernie C. Papy, Jr., Key West
Okaloosa-Santa Rosa-Henton D. (H. D.) Elmore,
Okaloosa-Santa Rosa-Edmond M. (Ed) Fortune,
Orange-Osceola-Henry W. Land, Tangerine
Orange-Osceola-John L. Ducker, Winter Park
Orange-Osceola-Bill Fulford, Orlando

Orange-Osceola-Bob Alligood, Orlando
Orange-Osceola-Ben Griffin, Winter Garden
Orange-Osceola-J. J. Griffin, Jr., St. Cloud
Palm Beach-Jack Poorbaugh, Boynton Beach
Palm Beach-Joseph W. H. Humphrey, Boynton Beach
Palm Beach-Donald H. Reed, Jr., Boca Raton
Palm Beach-Robert C. De Young, Riviera Beach
Palm Beach-Robert W. Rust, Palm Beach
Pasco-John C. Brasher, Port Richey
Pinellas-A. S. "Jim" Robinson, St. Petersburg
Pinellas-Mary R. Grizzle, Indian Rocks Beach
Pinellas-Ray C. Osborne, St. Petersburg
Pinellas-William H. Fleece, St. Petersburg
Pinellas-John J. Savage, North Redington Beach

Pinellas-Charles E. Rainey, Clearwater
Pinellas-Don H. Stafford, Largo
Pinellas-Ed S. Whitson, Jr., Clearwater
Pinellas-Jack Murphy, Clearwater
Polk-John R. Clark, Lakeland
Polk-Ray Mattox, Winter Haven
Polk-Wallace L. Storey, Bartow
Polk-Quillian S. Yancey, Lakeland
Sarasota-Granville H. Crabtree, Jr., Sarasota
Sarasota-Warren S. Henderson, Venice
Volusia-William R. Conway, Ormond Beach
Volusia-James H. Sweeny, Jr., DeLand
Volusia-William M. Gillespie, New Smyrna Beach

Organization Session, November, 1966

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

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


House of Representatives

[under the Constitution of 1885]



Beginning of the Organization Session of the Forty-first Florida Legislature convened under the Constitution of
A.D. 1885, begun and held at the Capitol in the City of Tallahassee, in the State of Florida, on Tuesday, November
15, 1966, being the day fixed by the Constitution, as amended, for the purpose of organization.

The House was called to order at 10:00 A.M. by the Honorable E. C. Rowell, Speaker of the Fortieth House.

The following list of Members elected to the House of Repre-
sentatives, certified by the Secretary of State, was read:
) SS
I, TOM ADAMS, Secretary of State of the State of Florida,
do hereby certify that the following Members of the House of
Representatives were elected at the General Election held on
the 8th day of November, A. D., 1966, as shown by the election
returns on file in this office:
Group One Ralph D. Turlington, Gainesville
Group Two James N. Beck, East Palatka
Group Three William C. Andrews, Gainesville
Ralph C. Tyre, Lake City

Group One
Group Two

John Robert Middlemas, Panama City
Ben C. Williams, Port St. Joe

Eugene F. Shaw, Starke
Group One James H. Pruitt, Eau Gallie
Group Two Anthony (Tony) Ninos, Cocoa
Group Three Palmer W. Collins, Indian Harbour Beach
Group One Bernard Klassen, Lighthouse Point
Group Two Richard A. Bird, Fort Lauderdale
Group Three John W. (Jack) Bell, Fort Lauderdale
Group Four Henry J. Prominski, Wilton Manors
Group Five Arthur H. Rude, Fort Lauderdale
Group Six Richard Condon, Pompano Beach
Group Seven Hugh B. Cramer, West Hollywood
Group Eight James R. Eddy, Pompano Beach
Coy J. Mitchell, Marianna
Group One M. T. Ted Randell, Fort Myers
Group Two James Lorenzo Walker, Naples
Group One William V. Chappell, Jr., Ocala
Group Two E. C. Rowell, Wildwood

Group One
Group Two
Group Three
Group Four
Group Five
Group Six
Group Seven
Group Eight

Maxine E. Baker, Miami
Dick Renick, Coral Gables
Carey Matthews, Miami Beach
Louis Wolfson, II, Miami Beach
Kenneth M. Myers, Miami
Murray H. Dubbin, Miami
Gerald Lewis, Coral Gables
Richard A. Pettigrew, Miami

Group Nine
Group Ten
Group Eleven
Group Twelve
Group Thirteen
Group Fourteen
Group Fifteen
Group Sixteen
Group Seventeen
Group Eighteen
Group Nineteen
Group Twenty
Group Twenty-one
Group Twenty-two

Sandy D'Alemberte, Miami
Jess Yarborough, Miami
Walter W. Sackett, Jr., Miami
Harold G. Featherstone, Hialeah
Vernon C. Holloway, Miami
Jeff D. Gautier, Miami
Robert C. Hector, Miami
Robert "Bob" Graham, Miami Lakes
Robert C. Hartnett, Coral Gables
Robert M. Brake, Coral Gables
Marshall S. Harris, Miami
Carl A. Singleton, Coral Gables
George Firestone, Miami
David L. Brower, North Miami

S. Chesterfield Smith, Arcadia
Ken Smith, Perry
Group One Dan Scarborough, Jacksonville
Group Two Ted Alvarez, Jacksonville
Group Three George B. Stallings, Jr., Jacksonville
Group Four Lew Brantley, Jacksonville
Group Five John Crider, Jacksonville
Group Six Lynwood Arnold, Jacksonville
Group Seven Fred Schultz, Jacksonville
Group Eight Gifford Grange, Jacksonville
Group Nine Gordon Blalock, Jacksonville
Group Ten Don Nichols, Jacksonville
Group Eleven Joseph G. Kennelly, Jr., Jacksonville
Group One Gordon W. Wells, Pensacola
Group Two Warren M. Briggs, Pensacola
Group Three Phil Ashler, Pensacola
Group Four Jim Reeves, Pensacola
A. H. Craig, St. Augustine
Group One Miley Miers, Tallahassee
Group Two Donald L. Tucker, Crawfordville
W. M. (Bill) Inman, Quincy
Leon N. McDonald, Sr., Live Oak

Group One
Group Two
Group Three
Group Four
Group Five
Group Six
Group Seven
Group Eight
Group Nine

James L. Redman, Plant City
Robert T. Mann, Tampa
William M. Register, Jr., Tampa
Elvin L. Martinez, Tampa
Guy Spicola, Tampa
Terrell Sessums, Tampa
John L. Ryals, Brandon
Paul W. Danahy, Tampa
Richard S. Hodes, Tampa


L. S. "Sam" Campbell, DeFuniak Springs
Group One Frank Fee, Fort Pierce
Group Two Arthur E. "Art" Karst, Vero Beach

Group One W. H
Group Two Mack
Group Three Tom
Group One Jeroi
Group Two Thon

[. (Bill) Reedy, Eustis
k N. Cleveland, Jr., Sanford
McDonald, Sanford

me Pratt, Palmetto
aas M. Gallen, Bradenton

ie C. Papy, Jr., Key West

Group One Henton D. (H.D.) Elmore, Crestview
Group Two Edmond M. (Ed) Fortune, Pace

Group One
Group Two
Group Three
Group Four
Group Five
Group Six
Group One
Group Two
Group Three
Group Four
Group Five

Group One
Group Two
Group Three
Group Four
Group Five
Group Six
Group Seven
Group Eight
Group Nine
Group One
Group Two
Group Three
Group Four
Group One
Group Two
Group One
Group Two
Group Three

S Sth


Henry W. Land, Tangerine
John L. Ducker, Winter Park
Bill Fulford, Orlando
Bob Alligood, Orlando
Ben Griffin, Winter Garden
J. J. Griffin, Jr., St. Cloud

Jack Poorbaugh, Boynton Beach
Joseph W. H. Humphrey, Boynton Beach
Donald H. Reed, Jr., Boca Raton
Robert C. De Young, Riviera Beach
Robert W. Rust, Palm Beach

John C. Brasher, Port Richey

A. S. "Jim" Robinson, St. Petersburg
Mary R. Grizzle, Indian Rocks Beach
Ray C. Osborne, St. Petersburg
William H. Fleece, St. Petersburg
John J. Savage, North Redington Beach
Charles E. Rainey, Clearwater
Don H. Stafford, Largo
Ed S. Whitson, Jr., Clearwater
Jack Murphy, Clearwater

John R. Clark, Lakeland
Ray Mattox, Winter Haven
Wallace L. Storey, Bartow
Quillian S. Yancey, Lakeland

Granville H. Crabtree, Jr., Sarasota
Warren S. Henderson, Venice

William R. Conway, Ormond Beach
James H. Sweeny, Jr., DeLand
William M. Gillespie, New Smyrna Beach

under my hand and the Great Seal of the
ate of Florida at Tallahassee, the Capital,
s 15th day of November, A. D., 1966.

Secretary of State

A quorum present.
Prayer by Dr. Fred T. Laughon, Jr., Pastor of the First
Baptist Church of Gainesville:
O God, as this historic session begins, we seek Thy help.
We want to start the right way, for Thou knowest we are
hard to turn when we are wrong. Inspire us to accept
Thy help, O Lord, then shall we be better than we are,
wiser than we know, and stronger than we dream. Before

Nov. 15, 1966

we try to govern those citizens, Thy children, may we our-
selves be fully governed by Thee.
Although the freedom of this nation was purchased 190
years ago, we know it was not then paid for in full. Help
us to pay another installment at this session in the House
so that future generations will have renewed faith in gov-
ernment of the people, for the people and by the people.
Whenever we vote "yes", may it by Thy "Yes", and when
we vote "no", may it be Thy "No".
Let us to forget any weak promises we might have made
to earn this noble place of service, but may we never forget
that in this prayer, we promised our God our best. May
no one buy or bully our souls while we serve here.
We earnestly ask these blessings and Thy help in the
name of Jesus who said in his prayer, "May Thy kingdom
come and Thy will be done in earth"-even this place we
call Florida-"as it is in Heaven". Amen

Oath taken by Members
The following Members came forward and took the oath of
office prescribed by the Constitution of the State of Florida be-
fore Judge Woodie A. Liles of the Second District Court of
James N. Beck, William C. Andrews
BAY-GULF-John Robert Middlemas, Ben C. Williams
BREVARD-James H. Pruitt, Anthony Ninos, Palmer W. Col-
BROWARD-Bernard Klassen, Richard A. Bird, John W. Bell,
Henry J. Prominski, Arthur H. Rude, Richard Condon,
Hugh B. Cramer, James R. Eddy
Randell, James Lorenzo Walker
pell, Jr., E. C. Rowell
DADE--Maxine E. Baker, Dick Renick, Carey Matthews, Louis
Wolfson, II, Kenneth M. Myers, Murray H. Dubbin, Ger-
ald Lewis, Richard A. Pettigrew, Sandy D'Alemberte, Jess
Yarborough, Walter W. Sackett, Jr., Harold G. Feather-
stone, Vernon C. Holloway, Jeff D. Gautier, Robert C.
Hector, Robert Graham, Robert C. Hartnett, Robert M.
Brake, Marshall S. Harris, Carl A. Singleton, George Fire-
stone, David L. Brower
DUVAL-Dan Scarborough, Ted Alvarez, George B. Stallings,
Jr., Lew Brantley, John Crider, Lynwood Arnold, Fred
Schultz, Gifford Grange, Gordon Blalock, Don Nichols,
Joseph G. Kennelly, Jr.
ESCAMBIA-Gordon W. Wells, Warren M. Briggs, Phil
Ashler, Jim Reeves
Leon N. McDonald, Sr.

HILLSBOROUGH-James L. Redman, Robert T. Mann,
William M. Register, Jr., Elvin L. Martinez, Guy Spicola,
Terrell Sessums, John L. Ryals, Paul W. Danahy, Richard
S. Hodes




Frank Fee, Arthur E. Karst
LAKE-SEMINOLE-W. H. Reedy, Mack N. Cleveland, Jr.,
Tom McDonald
MANATEE-Jerome Pratt, Thomas M. Gallen
MONROE-Bernie C. Papy, Jr.
OKALOOSA-SANTA ROSA-Henton D. Elmore, Edmond M.
ORANGE-OSCEOLA-Henry W. Land, John L. Ducker, Bill
Fulford, Bob Alligood, Ben Griffin, J. J. Griffin, Jr.
PALM BEACH-Jack Poorbaugh, Joseph W. H. Hum-
phrey, Donald H. Reed, Jr., Robert C. De Young, Robert W.
PASCO-John C. Brasher
PINELLAS-A. S. Robinson, Mary R. Grizzle, Ray C. Os-
borne, William H. Fleece, John J. Savage, Charles E.
Rainey, Don H. Stafford, Ed S. Whitson, Jr., Jack Murphy
POLK-John R. Clark, Ray Mattox, Wallace L. Storey, Quil-
lian S. Yancey
SARASOTA-Granville H. Crabtree, Jr., Warren S. Hender-
VOLUSIA-William R. Conway, James H. Sweeny, Jr., Wil-
liam M. Gillespie

Election of the Speaker
The Chair announced nominations now would be received
for Speaker of the Forty-first House of Representatives.
The Honorable Ralph D. Turlington was nominated for
Speaker by Representative Schultz, which nomination was sec-
onded by Representatives Graham, Andrews and Middlemas.
On motion by Representative Reed, the nominations were
closed and a unanimous ballot was cast for the Honorable
Ralph D. Turlington as Speaker of the Forty-first House of
Upon call of the roll on the election of the Honorable Ralph
D. Turlington for Speaker, the vote was:

The Chair


De Young Klassen Register
Dubbin Land Renick
Ducker Lewis Robinson
Eddy Mann Rude
Elmore Martinez Rust
Featherstone Matthews Ryals
Fee Mattox Sackett
Firestone McDonald, L. N.Savage
Fleece McDonald, T. S. Scarborough
Fortune Middlemas Schultz
Fulford Miers Sessums
Gallen Mitchell Shaw
Gautier Murphy Singleton
Gillespie Myers Smith, K.
Graham Nichols Smith, S. C.
Grange Ninos Spicola
Griffin, B. Osborne Stafford
Griffin, J. J., Jr. Papy Stallings
Grizzle Pettigrew Storey
Harris Poorbaugh Sweeny
Hartnett Pratt Tucker
Hector Prominski Tyre
Henderson Pruitt Walker
Hodes Rainey Wells
Holloway Randell Whitson
Humphrey Redman Williams
Inman Reed Wolfson
Karst Reedy Yancey
Kennelly Reeves Yarborough

The Honorable Ralph D. Turlington was declared the duly
elected Speaker.

Nov. 15, 1966

The Chair

De Young
Griffin, B.
Griffin, J. J., Jr.

Klassen Register
Land Renick
Lewis Robinson
Mann Rude
Martinez Rust
Matthews Ryals
Mattox Sackett
McDonald, L. N.Savage
McDonald, T. S. Scarborough
Middlemas Schultz
Miers Sessums
Mitchell Shaw
Murphy Singleton
Myers Smith, K.
Nichols Smith, S. C.
Ninos Spicola
Osborne Stafford
Papy Stallings
Pettigrew Storey
Poorbaugh Sweeny
Pratt Tucker
Prominski Turlington
Pruitt Tyre
Rainey Wells
Randell Whitson
Redman Williams
Reed Wolfson
Reedy Yancey
Reeves Yarborough

The Honorable James Lorenzo Walker was declared the duly
elected Speaker Pro Tempore.

On motion by Representative Land, Representatives Land,
Baker and Conway were appointed by the Chair as a com-
mittee to escort the Speaker Pro Tempore and his daughter,
Barbara Ann, to the rostrum.

The Chair then presented Mr. Walker's daughter, Barbara
Ann, to the membership.

Judge Liles administered the oath of office to the Speaker
Pro Tempore and presented him with the Bible on which the
oath was taken.

The Speaker Pro Tempore was then presented by the Chair
and addressed the membership.


On motion by Representative Dubbin, Representatives Dub-
bin, Andrews, Inman and S. C. Smith were appointed by the
Chair as a committee to escort the Speaker and Mrs. Turling-
ton, together with members of their family, to the rostrum.
The Chair presented Mrs. Turlington; daughter, Katherine
(Kathy); son, Donald; and the Speaker's mother, Mrs. J. E.
Turlington, to the membership. The Chair also recognized Mrs.
Russell McIntosh, the Speaker's sister; Mr. Edwin B. Turling-
ton, his brother; Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Gellerstedt, Mrs. Turling-
ton's father and mother; and Mrs. Charles Bell.
Judge Liles administered the oath of office to the Speaker and
presented him with the Bible on which the oath was taken.

Election of the Speaker Pro Tempore
The Chair announced nominations now would be received for
Speaker Pro Tempore of the Forty-first House of Representa-
The Honorable James Lorenzo Walker was nominated for
Speaker Pro Tempore by Representative Randell, which nomi-
nation was seconded by Representatives L. N. McDonald and

On motion by Representative Yancey, nominations were
closed and a unanimous ballot was cast for the Honorable James
Lorenzo Walker as Speaker Pro Tempore of the Forty-first
House of Representatives.
Upon call of the roll on the election of the Honorable James
Lorenzo Walker for Speaker Pro Tempore, the vote was:


Election of the Clerk
The Chair announced nominations now would be received for
Clerk of the Forty-first House of Representatives.
Mr. Allen Morris was nominated for Clerk by the Honorable
Ralph D. Turlington, Speaker, which nomination was seconded
by Representatives Chappell and Schultz. On motion by Repre-
sentative Savage, nominations were closed and a unanimous
ballot was cast for Mr. Morris as Clerk of the Forty-first House
of Representatives. Mr. Morris was declared the duly elected
Clerk and Judge Liles administered the oath of office.

Election of the Sergeant-at-Arms
The Chair announced nominations now would be received
for Sergeant-at-Arms of the Forty-first House of Representa-
Mr. W. A. Ballentine was nominated for Sergeant-at-Arms
by Representative Ashler, which nomination was seconded by
Representative Pettigrew. On motion by Representative Fee,
nominations were closed and a unanimous ballot was cast for
Mr. Ballentine as Sergeant-at-Arms of the Forty-first House of
Representatives. On motion by Representative Miers, Repre-
sentatives Miers, Register and Grange were appointed by the
Chair as a committee to escort Mr. Ballentine to the rostrum
where Judge Liles administered the oath of office.

Recognition of Mrs. Bledsoe
Representative Sweeny called attention to the presence of
Mrs. Lamar Bledsoe, who had served as Clerk for 20 years
until her retirement on June 30, 1966. She was escorted to the
rostrum by a committee, composed of Representatives Sweeny,
Pruitt and Karst, and presented by Mr. Rowell with an in-
scribed silver bowl as a memento of her service. The Chair also
recognized the attendance of members of Mrs. Bledsoe's family.

Committee from the Senate
A committee from the Senate consisting of Senators Weissen-
born, Slade, and Spencer was received and announced that the
Senate was convened for the purpose of organization.

Committee to the Senate
On motion by Representative Cleveland, Representatives
Cleveland, Henderson, and Craig were appointed by the
Chair as a committee to inform the Senate that the House
was convened for the purpose of organization. After a brief
absence the committee returned and reported that it had per-
formed the duty assigned it and was discharged.

Committee to the Governor
On motion by Representative Kennelly, Representatives Ken-
nelly, Brantley, and Scarborough were appointed by the
Chair as a committee to wait upon His Excellency, Governor
Haydon Burns, and notify him that the House was convened
for the purpose of organization. After a brief absence the
committee returned and reported that it had performed the
duty assigned it and was discharged.

Address by Speaker Turlington
The Chair then presented the Speaker who addressed the
membership as follows:
Mr. Chairman, Members of the House of Representa-
tives, ladies and gentlemen.


Today is the official beginning of a new era in legislative
responsibility and action in Florida. What is different about
our legislature today than what has been in the past? The
most important difference is that we have here today repre-
sentatives who each represent the same number of people,


in accordance with laws passed by the Florida Legislature.
The second most important part is that this is an early-
start legislature; that we are officially beginning not in
April but in November, and that this gives us some four
and a half months to be better prepared to serve the peo-
ple of Florida. A third difference is that it is a people's
legislature because we have more than four months prior
to the regular legislative session to invite greater public
participation in legislative decisions. Our committee meet-
ings because of this can be more available to the public,
not only for testimony but for reaction and criticism.
It will be my purpose this morning to outline to you some
areas I think this legislature should be concerned about.
I want to discuss with you the following:
1. The Legislature's responsibilities.
2. Our relationship with Local government.
3. Our relationship with State government.
4. Our relationship with Federal government.
I also want to discuss with you our aims so far as to how
we can meet the needs of the State of Florida. In doing
this I will talk about the make-up of the House that
is, committee structure, committee assignments and com-
mittee work.
I will also give you my thoughts about timing of Con-
stitutional revision.
What does a Florida Legislature do? What is our re-
sponsibility? Our Constitution, in section 1 of article 3
says that the legislative authority shall be vested in the
legislature. What does "legislative authority" mean? It
means that we are concerned with every public activity
in the State of Florida and, as such, this House of Rep-
resentatives and our colleagues in the Senate are the
bodies that are the policy makers of the State of Florida.
Beginning this date, November 15, 1966, and in the months
and years ahead it is our constitutional responsibility to
equip ourselves to meet these obligations.
Right now, at this time of new beginning, it well may
be good for each of us to reexamine the nature of our re-
sponsibility to the people. Because past Legislatures have
received the Message from the Governor on the opening
day of their regular session, there has grown up an under-
standable tendency to wait for leadership from the Gov-
ernor and the other officials of the Executive Department.
But we have been freed from this habit. And, of course,
it was only habit, for the framers of our Constitution pro-
vided clearly that the Legislature should legislate that
the Executive Department should execute and, further
that the Legislature should review the performance of the
Executive Department. Thus, with the old Constitutional
distribution of powers now implemented by the new pro-
vision for an early-start session, we must not feel any
hesitation about going boldly ahead to search out the
State's needs and to reach our own judgments about how
to solve these needs. Naturally, we solicit and welcome the
advice and counsel of the Governor, the Cabinet, and the
Public Service Commission, and of all other officers and
citizens, but the point I wish to stress is that the Members
of the Legislature possess the basic constitutional duty-
to devise the policies-of making the laws-for coping with
the problems of the day.

Speaking only for myself, I propose to meet that consti-
tutional responsibility. While I speak only for myself, I
know many of you feel as I do-for you have told me so-
and I hope that all of you do.
How do we carry out this legislative obligation? The
answer is simple. You and I need to work more; you and
I need to study more; you and I need to know more about
what needs to be done and what should be done, and then
we need to tell the information we have and the ideas that

we have to the people of Florida. If we want to achieve
legislative success the formula is to be found in paying
the price in time, study and hard work. To study intelli-
gently you have to have the facts and first we must have
the staff to gather the facts and prepare materials. Second,
we shall expect assistance from agencies in the executive
branch in the preparation of our materials; and, third, we
must have an informed public.

Let's review some of our plans. First, it is our determi-
nation to make staff available to our chairmen and our
committee members before and during the regular legis-
lative session. In addition, we are trying to help the Legis-
lative Reference Bureau do its job better by getting them
better staffed and housed closer to the legislature.
The responsibility of the executive branch is to carry out
the laws and programs enacted by the Legislature. The agen-
cies within the executive branch have and should have
information, study materials and ideas that can be helpful
to us in the legislature. The executive branch agencies can
substantially improve their assistance to the legislature.
We should encourage this and give the executive branch
opportunity to propose, reason and discuss appropriate
legislative matters. The policy leadership is with the legis-
lature, but the legislative policy leadership will stimulate
executive leadership. A good legislature that is on its toes
will automatically grow and stimulate a good executive.
This form of stimulation, coming annually instead of bi-
ennially will bring about better public service.
In the past, constitutional restrictions have compressed
legislative activity into a 60-day period. This has not only
restricted legislation but, as important, has restricted pub-
lic knowledge and participation. I am hopeful and I be-
lieve that the four months preceding our regular session
in April will provide for more public interest and more
knowledge in Florida government. When the regular session
starts time limitations are such as to severely restrain
substantial public participation in much of our delibera-
This legislature is responsible to all and not just a part
of the state. We were each elected from a part of the
state, but as the House of Representatives we represent the
entire state. Our organizational structure responsibility as a
House is to the state and not just to a part.
During recent days I have read the vote appeals of many
of the Members of this House. I heard them speak at
campaign rallies, on the radio, and by television. Addi-
tionally, I have read a profusion of articles and editorials
and heard the comments of numerous other students of
government. The man-in-the-street has been heard from.
And rather generally they have suggested that their sec-
tion could benefit, or that one class of citizens was being
helped at the expense of another class. This theme is, of
course, not new to the past election. It's been said, I suppose,
ever since Andrew Jackson set up government at Pensacola
and some good citizens of St. Augustine felt aggrieved.
But surely this session of the Legislature has a man-
date from the people to look into the present allocation of
State funds at all levels. Without prejudging the fairness
or the soundness of any of these distributions, I believe
that this Legislature should examine closely the formulas
for distributing highway money, race track taxes, school
support, aid to cities and counties, and to all other alloca-
tions of public funds.
There should be a study of the comparative need and
comparative ability to pay.
Tax funds should be allocated on the basis of needs and
not source. We cannot know how these allocations can
best be made without the type of study I have just out-
lined. Our greatest responsibility to local government is
in the field of education. Our fund allocation must favor
those counties least able to finance their own programs.
Allocations to political subdivisions for other functions
should likewise to some degree follow this same principle.
Now much has been said in recent months about ad
valorem taxation. I believe that the state is entitled to an
orderly, systematic look at the fiscal position of each
county. The state must become more knowledgeable and
more involved in knowing what goes on in the assessment
practices and the property tax picture within every single
political subdivision. A substantial part of the committee
staff work that lies ahead should be devoted to giving
us a local fiscal tax picture and local fiscal needs. Some
staff has already been retained with this in view.
We will seek to coordinate the efforts of the various
House committees whose work will relate to fund alloca-

tions to political subdivisions and in addition to coordinate
with our counterparts in the Senate we will seek the as-

distance of representatives of the various counties and
municipalities and other appropriate groups.
We will need the cooperation and assistance of counties
and cities in obtaining the necessary information on which
to base sound decisions. You and I must base our de-
cisions on representation of the State as a whole and not
single districts. Our intention is to strengthen, not weaken,
local government within the state.
In the past the state has been at best passive in providing
technical service and encouragement to local government-
for example, professional help in blueprinting an adequate
water and sewage system. The state's greater knowledge
about local government will be of assistance to local gov-
ernment. During the 16 years that I have served in the
legislature I would observe that our activities have largely
been one of avoidance of responsibility and assistance,
rather than partnership, with local government.
On the other hand, our relationships with the federal gov-
ernment are changing largely as a result of federal ac-
tivity. I suppose this illustrates that when you stand still
your position moves. More and more, the federal govern-
ment is involving itself actively in the field of health, edu-
cation and welfare, safety and beautification. Traditionally
the state and its subdivisions have been responsible for
these activities. Now some people point out that the state
did not meet all of its responsibilities, and I agree.

I believe that poor apportionment played an important
part in delaying state action. Our work is now twofold.
First, we must make our plans and laws in Florida as
favorable as possible to take advantage of joint state-
federal programs; second, we must seek to influence and
change federal programs to the best advantage of the
people of our state wherever necessary. We can and should
be far more knowledgeable about our needs than the
federal government. With reapportionment state govern-
ment is more representative and more responsible and
more responsive to the needs of the people of Florida. We
shall not sit idly by as a legislature in state government
and be oblivious to proposed actions in Washington.
Rather, we shall through superior work, knowledge and
understanding of our people's problems play an important
part in any decision that Washington seeks to make re-
lating to our responsibilities. In order to achieve this, it is
necessary that we strengthen not only the legislative but
the executive branch of our government. If, for example,
the State Department of Education is to intelligently cope
with the problems of schools, then it must be adequately
staffed. If we know what our problems are and we are
able to make compelling arguments we will more readily
prevail in the decision-making process, not only in Talla-
hassee but in Washington as well. For us in Florida to
know more, to think more and to work more and to com-
municate that knowledge is the key to mutually satisfactory
state-federal relationships. This gives us the keys to the
decision-making process to the legislature and our state
government. Federal law has gone blithely on its way
largely by default in the state thinking process.
As an important tool in this task, I am asking you
to strengthen our committee structure by reducing their
number, from last session's 52 to 33. Every committee
then will be a meaningful, significant committee. Every
committee then will have heavy responsibilities. It will be
the responsibility of each committee and its chairman to
study thoroughly the subject matter to which it is assigned.
But each committee must also be aware that the decisions
that it makes are not decisions that are made in a vacu-
um and that the work of one committee can seriously affect
the work of another committee. For example, the public
school committee will have to consider requests for pro-
grams and funds involving hundreds of millions of dollars.
Manifestly, it is impossible to determine what should be done
by the public education committee without being aware of
what the other money needs of our people are as well. The
other committees cannot determine what they can reason-
ably expect to do without also being aware of what the pub-
lic school education committee is considering. For this
reason, prior to the regular session, I am asking that com-

mittees reach only tentative fiscal decisions until, in a man-
ner of speaking, we have a more complete committee
"precinct return". I am asking that committees keep each
other apprised of what their thinking is or what their think-

Nov. 15, 1966




ing might be. Certainly, we cannot operate in 33 different
directions at the same time.
The committee appointments, insofar as it is possible to
do so, are being coordinated in such a way so as to en-
courage inter-committee information and cooperation. But,
again, I urge the chairmen and the members of the com-
mittees not to get themselves committed in some unalter-
able manner that they are unable to take into consideration
other state needs and responsibilities.

Many of the committee assignments are not ready today.
You will understand why it has been impossible for me to
complete all of the committees. I have met personally with
many Members of the House of Representatives, and it is
my hope to be able to meet personally with all before com-
pleting committee assignments. Some committee assign-
ments are ready now and will be announced before we are
finished here today.
Each Member of the House will be on a number of com-
mittees. The work assignment of every Member, I believe,
will be challenging and will make demands on your time
that can be justified only by the opportunity to serve the
people of our state. Legislative committee work is like the
study of any good subject. The deeper you go into your
committee work, the more you want to know. Every merm-
ber here will have that type of in-depth committee re-
Folks used to say that shoemaker's children went with-
out shoes. I'm afraid this could be said with considerable
truth of the Florida Legislature. We have been so busy
taking care of the problems served up by the agencies
of government that we have lacked for time to take care
of our own. Too, there well may have been a timidity on the
part of some legislators to spend money on their own de-
partment even though they almost generally would concede
that money could make it possible for them to do a better
I have talked already, at some length, about our hopes
for giving the committees the tools with which to work.
But there is another face to this problem that I think
we are in a better position today to talk about than ever
in the past. And that is the matter of achieving more
fairness in reimbursing Members of this House for their
necessary out-of-pocket expense when the House is not in
I say we are in a better position to justify that now
because, by reason of reapportionment, each of us serves
approximately the same number of people. They may be
more p spread out in some districts than in others but I
would say the expense of doing the public's business prop-
erly more than likely balances off now in all districts.
You may have to travel more miles and use the long dis-
tance telephone more in some districts, but the demands for
attendance upon group meetings and the like will be
greater in others.
There is a crazy quilt pattern of some counties granting
supplements while some don't. This is manifestly unfair.
Of course, we all knew what the pay was when we ran
for the offices we now hold. But, really, I don't think that's
a valid reason for not taking action to remedy an unfair-
ness which has been recognized already in a number of
counties by the voting of supplements. In a sense, the
creation of multi-county House districts has compounded
the questions of some about the propriety of local supple-
mentation. You and I are State officers, and it would seem
to me that our pay and allowances should come entirely
from the State. I am sure that none of us would intend
to allow the fact that a county commission was paying
some of our expenses to influence our judgment on re-
quests by the same county commission for local legisla-
tion. Yet I think it is important to avoid even the ap-
pearance of influence.
For these reasons I am requesting the Committee on Rules

and Calendar to consider bringing in this afternoon a
recommendation on making a uniform expense allowance
from the State for all Members. I strongly believe that
this allowance should take the place of local supplements
where these presently are paid.
S Speaking of avoiding even the appearance of influence
brings me to another subject which has been a touchy one



in years past but which, nevertheless, I feel must be
brought out into the open and freely discussed. That sub-
ject is conflict of interest.
It is easier to talk about conflict of interest than it is to
do something about it. And the reason it is easier to talk
about it is that conflict of interest means different things
to different people. Actually, whether there is a genuine
conflict of interest often may exist only in the mind and
conscience of the public official.
I'm inclined to think that basically the matter can be
resolved for elected officials in a democracy by total public
disclosure of the facts. But that may not be enough. Law-
yers, in apparent good conscience, argue that they are pro-
hibited from making public the names of their clients.
Maybe a code of ethics would help. Maybe a law could be
Anyway, I intend to appoint a committee of distinguished
Floridians-a committee which may include editors, law-
yers, former legislators, and others who would be quali-
fied not only to have opinions about this controversial
subject but, more importantly, qualified to suggest what
to do. I shall ask them to report by the convening in April
of the Regular Session.
The right of the Legislature to follow the trial of dol-
lars appropriated to the agencies of the government is a
right none would deny. Yet, as in so many other aspects of
management, the Legislature has not armed itself ade-
quately to do this task. I propose that this Legislature do
Some hesitant steps toward overseeing the execution
of legislative policy have been taken. Several sessions ago,
the Legislature set up its Appropriations and Auditing Com-
mittee with this idea. Individual Members have studied the
wisdom of establishing the position of Legislative Auditor.
Still another variation proposed was legislative representa-
tion on the State Budget Commission. Another suggestion
which has merit is the creation of a Legislative Budget
Bureau. What all this churning seems to mean is that
Members of the Legislature increasingly have felt a
greater need to be informed about State fiscal actions in
time for effective action to be taken. What we really need
is better Legislative Budget Planning and Control.
I shall ask an appropriate committee to assume responsi-
bility and to recommend a plan to the House at the Regular
The Legislature itself is a good-sized business spending
around $2,000,000 a year. I certainly wouldn't mind some-
one looking over my shoulder as I sign authorizations to
pay out public money, and I am equally sure that no other
House Member or anyone on the House staff would object.
There should be a Legislative Auditor, and he can start
right here.
The Regular Session commencing in April should be a
productive one. I expect great things of you. We can ac-
complish a great deal between now and then. I anticipate
that we will convene in Special Session following the Regu-
lar Session for the purpose of adopting a modern Consti-
tution for the state of Florida that we can present to the
people for final ratification.
In closing may I say that in my experience as a legislator
I have observed that most legislation is a matter of com-
promise. The late President Jack Kennedy said in his book
"Profiles in Courage" that compromise is the cement which
welds democracy together. Compromise is the method by
which the liberals on one end of the legislative spectrum
and the conservative at the other point are kept from an-
nihilating each other. The legislature is the leveling agency
of government which brings these two elements to an ac-
ceptable middle of the real decision usually controlled by
a majority segment of moderate thinking legislators. It is
our duty as legislators to become the balance wheel of
government so we cannot afford to be too conservative,
neither can we afford to be too liberal. Like the master

of a home who must ponder the question of distribution
of his personal income so we, in anticipation of the state's
income must deliberate and set policies which will not per-
mit any segment of our state to enjoy special privileges
financially at the expense of any other department of gov-
ernment. A disproportion of our income must not go for

roads or for schools or for welfare or for institutions but
each must participate in a distribution in keeping with their
duties and responsibilities. The legislature must see to it
that all the cream does not flow out on one side of the
plate. We are the leveling agency of government consider-
ing each in its perspective. Every agency of government
is important, yet there are times when some areas need
special attention in keeping with their general state serv-
ices. As the policy making body of this state we must
attempt in every way to balance the budget and live within
our income just as each of you must in your own homes
consider the income and the outgo in balancing your own
budgets. Our responsibility in this field is very clear. Legis-
lation which is our responsibility is the means used to keep
democracy from becoming static. By repeal of laws,
amending and enacting new laws we keep the policies of
Government abreast of our needs.
To this end I pledge my every effort and ask you to join
me in a united legislative session for progress in behalf
of your state and mine, Florida.
So today marks the new beginning in Florida's Govern-
ment. Each of us will be accountable in the judgement of
history for what we do.
On motion by Mr. Chappell, the foregoing address of the
Speaker was ordered spread upon the pages of the Journal.


Introduction of House Resolution
By Representative Rowell-
HR 1-A Resolution providing for the organization of the
House of Representatives during the Session of November,
Be it Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State
of Florida:
1. That the Rules of the House of Representatives adopted
for the regular session 1965 shall govern the House for the
organization session 1966 insofar as these are applicable, with
the following specific directions and exceptions:
(a) The Speaker is empowered to appoint the Members
of the Committee on Rules and Calendar and the Committee
on House Administration, and such other committees as he
from time to time may deem appropriate, and to do whatever
may be necessary in his judgment for the effective and ef-
ficient function of these committees, at such times and for such
purposes as he may appoint.
The House of Representatives finds that the Members do
incur legislative expenses in connection with their elective du-
ties for secretarial assistance, office expenses, travel, telephone
and telegraph and postage, and that such expenses are incurred
during the periods of time the legislature is not in session,
and that such expenses should be paid monthly, to each mem-
ber each and every month or part of months the legislature is
not in session, from the legislative expense appropriation and
that such payments should be made in reasonable amounts and
under such rules as the Committee on House Administration
approved by the Speaker shall promulgate.
(b) The Committee on Rules and Calendar is requested
to bring in proposed Rules for this session and for the regular
session 1967 as soon as possible.
(c) The Committee on House Administration is requested
to keep the number of employees as few as possible consistent
with the efficient operation of the House during this organiza-
tion session, it being understood that Members shall waive the
employment 6f personal secretaries or other attaches for this
2. That each Member of the House of Representatives shall
be paid mileage and per diem for this organization session as
provided by law, and the Committee on Rules and Calendar
may originate such additional recommendations or measures
pertaining to this general subject as may be appropriate.

3. That the Committee on Rules and Calendar shall provide
whatever schedule of days and hours may be desirable for
meetings of the House.


4. That the temporary Rules may be changed, altered, or
amended by majority vote of the House upon recommendation
of a majority of the Committee on Rules and Calendar, which
report shall be acted upon by the House, instanter.
5. That the Clerk shall dispense with the printing of a daily
Calendar and Journal during this organization session, and that
the House deem it unnecessary to open its telephone switch-
-was read the first time by title and the second time in
full. On motion by Mr. Rowell, HR 1 was adopted.

Appointment of Committee on Rules & Calendar
The Speaker announced the appointment of the following
standing committee:

E. C. Rowell, Chairman; Murray H. Dubbin, Vice Chair-
man; Bob Alligood, James N. Beck, William V. Chappell, Jr.,
James R. Eddy, Frank Fee, J. J. Griffin, Jr., Arthur E. Karst,
Robert T. Mann, Carey Matthews, Bernie C. Papy, Jr., James
H. Pruitt, Donald H. Reed, Jr., John J. Savage, Fred H. Schultz,
S. C. Smith, George B. Stallings, Jr., Wallace L. Storey,
James H. Sweeny, Jr., Ralph C. Tyre, Gordon W. Wells, Jess

Introduction of Guests
Representative Sweeny presented the Honorable J. U. Gil-
lespie, former Member of the House from Volusia County and
father of the Honorable William M. Gillespie, present Member
of the House from Volusia County.
Representative Rowell, Speaker of the Fortieth House, pre-
sented his wife, Marjorie, to the membership.
Representative Tyre presented the Honorable Claude E. Win-
gate, former Member of the House from Nassau County.

On motion by Mr. Rowell, the House adjourned at 12:40
P.M. to reconvene at 3:00 P.M. today.

The House reconvened at 3:00 P.M. A quorum present.


Introduction of Guest
On motion by Representative Reed, the Speaker appointed
Representatives Eddy, Grizzle, and Papy as a committee to
escort the Honorable Claude R. Kirk, Governor-elect of Florida,
to the rostrum.
Governor-elect Kirk was presented by the Speaker and
briefly addressed the membership.

Report of Committee on Rules & Calendar
Mr. Rowell, Chairman, reported that the Committee on Rules
& Calendar had organized and submitted the following:
November 15, 1966
The Honorable Ralph D. Turlington
Speaker, House of Representatives

Your Committee on Rules & Calendar begs leave to report
and recommends the rules hereto attached as the Rules of the
1967 House of Representatives.

Nov. 15, 1966



The Committee further recommends the printing for distribu-
tion of a sufficient number of copies, suitably bound, of the
Rules and Manual of the House to satisfy the requirements of
the Members, together with a sufficient number of copies in
excess thereof to supply additional distribution as the Speaker
may determine. Each of said copies shall include a list of the
Members, the Rules, the Precedents of the Florida House, lists
of membership of the standing committees, the State Constitu-
tion, such other useful matter as the Speaker may desire, the
appropriate title pages, and an index to the Rules.
In meeting of the Committee duly called and assembled for
the purpose of formulating and recommending the Rules of
the House, upon motion to adopt the Rules, the vote of the
Committee was as follows:
Ayes: Messrs. Alligood, Beck, Chappell, Eddy, Griffin,
Karst, Matthews, Papy, Pruitt, Reed, Savage, Stal-
lings, Storey, Smith, Sweeny, Tyre, Wells, Yarborough,
Dubbin, and Rowell
Nays: Mr. Mann
Respectfully submitted,
E. C. Rowell
Chairman, Committee on
Rules & Calendar
Rule One
1.1-A Speaker and a Speaker pro tempore shall be
elected at the Organization Session of the
Election of House of Representatives. They are to
Speaker and continue in office until their successors
Speaker pro
tempore are chosen and qualified or until the ex-
piration of their term, whichever shall
first occur. They shall take an oath to support the Con-
stitution of the United States and of the State of Florida,
and for the true and faithful discharge of their duties of
office to the best of knowledge and ability.
1.2-In all case' of ballot, a majority of the votes given
shall be necessary to an election. Where
Election by there shall not be such a majority on the
first ballot, the ballots shall be repeated
until a majority be obtained. If, however, no one be
elected on the first three (3) ballots, then the names af-
ter the top two (2) in number of votes received on the
third tally of the votes shall be dropped and the House
shall ballot on the two (2) names remaining. In all bal-
loting, blank ballots shall be rejected and not taken into
the count in enumeration of votes reported by the teller.
1.3-There shall be a Clerk who shall be elected for
a period of two (2) years and shall
Clerk keep open the Office of the Clerk dur-
ing and between sessions of the legislature on a perma-
nent basis. A permanent staff of assistants shall be ap-
pointed to efficiently transact such business as assigned,
or required by law or by rules of the House, during and
between sessions of the Legislature. The Clerk shall take
an oath to support the Constitution of the United States
and of the State of Florida, and for the true and faithful
discharge of the duties of office to the best of knowledge
and ability.
1.4-The Speaker shall, with the advice and consent
of the Members, designate the Sergeant-

Designation and at-Arms. The speaker shall employ the
dismissal of
employees Chaplain, Postmaster and all other em-
ployees of the House. The Speaker shall

Nov. 15, 1966

have the right to dismiss any employee or attache of the
House and pay of such employee or attache shall stop on
the day of dismissal.
1.5-No employee or attache of the House shall, di-
rectly or indirectly, interest or concern
Employees for- himself or herself with the passage or
bidden to lobby
consideration of any measure whatsoever.
If any employee or attache so interests, or concerns him-
self or herself with any measure it shall be grounds for
summary dismissal.
1.6--Employees and attaches shall perform the duties
allotted to them by custom and by rule of
Hours of employ- the House and by order of the Speaker.
ment and duties House stenographers not especially as-
Ssigned shall be under the supervision of
a head to be designated by the Committee on House
Administration. House stenographers shall be at all times
subject to the requisition of the Chairman or Acting
Chairman of any House Committee, for the performance
of the official business of the House. All attaches and
employees of the House shall remain on duty at all times
while the House is in session. When the House is not in
session they shall observe the same hours of employment
as regular capitol employees; provided, that any commit-
tee may require a stenographer to attend its meetings at
any time. House stenographers may be required to write
letters for Members of the House when same does not
interfere with their doing the official work of the House
which has been allotted to them.
1.7-If employees are absent without prior permission,
save for just cause, they shall be dropped
Penalty for from the payroll or forfeit compensation
absence of for the period of absence as the Commit-
employees with-
"out permission tee on House Administration may deter-
1.8-The Speaker shall approve vouchers for secretarial,
Expense travel, and other office expense of Mem-
out of bers during periods when the House is
Session not in session.

Rule Two
2.1-The Speaker shall take the chair on every legisla-
Calling the House tive day precisely at the hour to which
to order; and the House adjourned at the last sitting,
correction of the immediately call the Members to order,
Journaland on the appearance of a quorum, cause
prayer to be said and the Journal of the previous pro-
ceedings to be corrected, and proceed to other business.
2.2--He shall preserve order and decorum, and, in case
Speaker preserves of disturbance or disorderly conduct in
onrde floor, the galleries, or in the lobby, may cause
lobby the same to be cleared.
2.3--He shall have general control of the Chamber of
Speaker's control the House, and of the corridors, passages
of Chamber, and rooms assigned to the use of the

corridors, and House whether in the Capitol or else-
rooms where.


2.4-He shall sign all acts, joint resolutions, resolu-
Speaker's sig- tions, memorials, writs, warrants, sub-
nature to acts, poenas, and authorizations for payment
warrants, sub- or other papers issued by the House. He
pdecisin tc.;qand shall decide all questions of order, sub-
tions of order ject to an appeal by any Member. He may
subject to appeal require the Member raising a point of
order to cite the rule or other authority in support of
the question. Upon appeal, no Member (except the
Member taking the appeal) shall speak more than once,
save by permission of the House. The Member taking the
appeal shall have the right to speak five (5) minutes in
closing the debate.
2.5-He shall not be required to vote in ordinary legis-
lative proceedings other than on final
The Speaker's passage of a bill or resolution, except
vote where his vote would be decisive. In all
yea and nay votes, the Speaker's name shall be called
2.6--He shall have the right to name any Member to
perform the duties of the Chair, but such
Speaker poe substitution shall not extend beyond one
(1) legislative day. In his absence and
omission to make such appointment, the Speaker pro
tempore shall act during his absence.
2.7-The Speaker shall appoint such select committees
Appoint as may be necessary or authorized by the
committees House.
2.8-He shall have the right to dismiss any employee
Authority of the House and pay of such employee
to dismiss
employees shall stop on the day of dismissal.

Rule Three
3.1-The Clerk of the preceding session shall, at the
beginning of the session of the Legisla-
at oranizk's ties ture, call the Members to order, proceed
to call the roll of Members by Counties
in alphabetical order, and pending the election of a
Speaker or Speaker pro tempore, preserve order and
decorum, and decide all questions of order subject to
appeal by any Member. The duties of this Section may
be delegated by the Clerk to any Member. Wherever
the pronoun "he" appears in this Rule, it shall be deemed
to designate either masculine or feminine.
3.2-The Clerk (to be known as the Chief Clerk) shall
cause to be kept a correct Journal of the
Duties generally; proceedings of the House, and this daily
Journal shall be numbered serially from
the first day of each session of the Legislature. He shall
superintend the engrossing, enrolling and transmitting
of bills, resolutions and memorials; shall not permit any
records or papers belonging to the House to be taken
out of his custody other than in the regular course of

business and only then upon proper receipt and shall
report any missing papers to the Speaker.


3.3-He shall prepare a daily Calendar which shall set
forth: (1) the order of business; (2)
Prepares the nature of the committee report on
daily Calendar each bill, i.e., whether favorable, favor-
able with committee amendments or fa-
vorable with committee substitute, and (3) the status of
each bill, i.e., whether on second or third reading.
3.4-He shall have read to the House all papers or-
dered to be read; note responses of Mem-
Reads papers, bers when the roll is called to determine
calls roll
the presence of a quorum; call the roll
and note the answers of Members when a question is
taken by yeas and nays; assist, under the direction of the
Speaker, in taking the count when any vote of the
House is taken by a show of hands or otherwise.
3.5-He shall attest to all writs, warrants, subpoenas
Attests warrants and authorizations for payment issued by
and subpoenas; order of the House, and to the passage
Certifies passage of all bills, resolutions and memorials.

3.6-He shall prepare the copy for all printed forms
Prepares used by the House.
printed forms
3.7-He shall assign such assistants as may be author-
ized by the Speaker for the performance
Assiigns of the duties required of him. These as-
sistants shall be subject to the Chief
Clerk's orders.
3.8-He shall examine bills upon their tender for in-
troduction to determine whether superfi-
Responsibility cially these meet the requirements of the
for legal form
of bills, etc. Constitution for the presence of the en-
acting or resolving clause or provision in
local bills for advertising or for referendum but beyond
calling an apparent defect to the attention of the intro-
ducer, the obligation of the Chief Clerk shall end and re-
sponsibility for legal and constitutional correctness shall
be that solely of the introducer.

3.9-He shall maintain, in addition to a numerical in-
Keeps dex of bills and resolutions, a cumulative
indices index of measures by their introducers.

Rule Four
4.1-The Sergeant-at-Arms shall attend the House dur-
Sergeant-at-Arms ing its sittings, maintain order under the
enforces direction of the Speaker or Chairman,
authority and, pending the election of a Speaker or
of House Speaker pro tempore, under the direction
of the Chief Clerk, execute the commands of the House,
and all processes issued by authority thereof, directed
to him by the Speaker.
4.2-He shall enforce strictly the rules relating to the
privileges of the Chamber and be respon-
General duties sible to the Speaker for the official con-
of the Sergeant-
at-Arms duct of doorkeepers and other employees

of his office. He shall assign such undes-
ignated assistants as the Speaker authorizes. He shall

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have charge of the distribution of all printing authorized
by the House.

4.3-He shall, at the beginning and close of each ses-
Sergeant-at-Arms sion, take an inventory of all the furni-
the custodian of ture, books, and other public property in
furniture, books, the several committee and other rooms
etc. under his charge (excluding the rooms of
the Speaker and of the Chief Clerk), and report the same
to the Speaker. He shall do whatever is reasonable and
proper for the expedition of the business of the House.

4.4-He shall, fifteen (15) minutes before the hour of
The Sergeant-at- the meeting of the House each day, see
Arms clears the that the floor is cleared of all persons
floor of unauthor- except those privileged to remain, and he
sized persons shall do whatever may be possible and
proper to keep the public corridors outside the Chamber
free of loiterers so the Members will not be impeded in
their passage.

4.5-He shall be under the supervision of the Commit-
tee on House Administration or as other-
Supervision of wise directed by the Speaker or by the
Speaker-designate when the office of the
Speaker is vacant.
4.6-The Postmaster shall superintend the post office
kept in the Capitol for the accommoda-
The Postmaster tion of Representatives and officers of the
suerintends House, and be responsible to the Ser-
post office geant-at-Arms for the prompt and safe
delivery of mail.
4.7-The Chaplain shall attend at the beginning of
each day's sitting of the House and open
tie of the the same with prayer. In the necessary
absence of the Chaplain, the Speaker may
designate someone else to offer prayer.

Rule Five
5.1-Every Member shall be within the House Cham-
ber during its sittings unless excused or
Members necessarily prevented, and shall vote on
vote each question put, except that no Mem-
ber shall be permitted to vote on any
question immediately concerning his private rights as
distinct from the public interest.

5.2-The Speaker may excuse any Member from at-
tendance on the House and its committees
Excused for any stated period, and such excused
Absence absence shall be noted on the Journal.

5.3-Any Member absenting himself from attendance
on the House or its committees, and hav-
Papers shall ing in his possession any papers relating
be left to the business before the House, shall

leave such papers with the Chief Clerk
before departing from the Capitol Building.

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

5.5-In cases of contest for a seat in the House, notice
setting forth the grounds of such contest
Contested shall be given by the contestant to the
House within three (3) calendar days
after the House first convenes, and in such case, the con-
test shall be determined by majority vote as speedily as
reasonably possible.

Rule Six
6.1-Beginning with the Organization Session, the
standing Speaker shall appoint the membership of
Committees these standing committees:
Ad Valorem Taxation
Banks & Loans
Claims A
Claims B
Finance & Taxation
Game & Fresh Water Fish
Higher Education
House Administration
Insurance & Workmen's Compensation
Judiciary A
Judiciary B
Judiciary C
Judiciary D
Local Government
Mental Health
Pari-mutuel Affairs
Public Health & Welfare
Public Roads & Highways
Public Safety
Public School Education
Retirement & Personnel
Rules & Calendar
Salt Water Conservation
Standards & Conduct
State Governmental Organization & Efficiency
State Institutions

Each committee shall consist of not less than five (5)
nor more than twenty-seven (27) members, one of



whom shall be designated by the Speaker as Chairman
and another as Vice Chairman.
Committees shall meet on the call of the Chairman;
or, in his absence, the Vice Chairman, or, upon the
written request of three (3) or more members of the
committee to the remaining members.
6.2-The Chairman, or in his absence, the Vice Chair-
man, shall cause to be given at least two
Introducers (2) hours prior notice in writing to the
introducer of any bill to be considered by
a committee, and any House bill or resolution reported
unfavorably by any committee without such notice to
and an opportunity to be heard having been given to its
introducer, shall be recommitted to the committee re-
porting the same unfavorably upon the point of order be-
ing made within three (3) days after such report is
printed in the Journal. This privilege shall also extend to
any Member, not an introducer, who has given the
Chairman written notice of his desire to be heard on a
specific bill, provided such notice shall have been given
at least two (2) hours prior to the committee meeting.
The committee to which the bill or resolution is thus
committed shall proceed to reconsider it and shall re-
port on it as if originally referred. This Rule shall also
apply to Senate bills and resolutions.
6.3-Committees shall dispatch as expeditiously as rea-
sonably possible and proper the public
committee business assigned them. For the purpose
of facilitating this, the Speaker shall
group the standing committees in such manner as to
provide each with an opportunity to meet without con-
flict of its members with the meetings of other commit-
tees to which they have been appointed. During the first
twenty (20) calendar days of the regular legislative ses-
sion, the committees shall have days and hours of meet-
ing reserved to them by announcement of the Speaker.

The Committee on Rules & Calendar shall provide a
schedule of days and hours for the meeting of commit-
tees after completion of the initial twenty (20) days of
the session.
6.4-Committees shall regularly meet in the room as-
signed for their use by the Sergeant-at-
Where Arms, and notice of such assignment shall
Meet be posted permanently on a bulletin
board provided for this purpose in the
public corridor leading into the Chamber of the House.
A list of each day's regular committee meetings, together
with notice of special meetings when these shall have
been given to the Chief Clerk in writing by 4:30 P.M. of
the preceding legislative day, and during the first thirty
(30) days of the session by 2:30 P.M. on Fridays, shall
appear at the head of the daily calendar. Saturday meet-
ings shall be announced in the Friday Calendar when no
Calendar is printed for Saturday. Notice of regular and
special meetings shall also be given in writing by the
Chairman, or by the person authorized to call a meeting
in his absence, to each member of the committee. The

Committee Chairman may arrange with the Sergeant-at-
Arms for evening or other special meetings. No commit-


tee shall meet while the House is in session without
special leave, except the Committee on Rules & Calendar.

6.5-All meetings of all committees shall be open to
the public at all times, subject always to
Open the power and authority of the Chairman
Meetings to maintain order and decorum. No com-
mittee shall file a report unless the com-
mittee has met formally at an authorized time and place,
with a quorum present. If any matter is reported on the
basis of a poll of the committee such matters shall be
re-referred to the committee upon a point of order.

6.6-Every bill, joint resolution, resolution and memo-
rial referred to a committee or commit-
Time of tees shall be reported back before 4:30
P.M. of the fourteenth (14th) calendar
day from the day of reference (the day of reference be-
ing counted as the first day), unless otherwise ordered
by the House. Should the fourteenth (14th) day fall on
a Friday during the first thirty (30) days of the session,
the measure shall be reported by 2:30 P.M. No bill
shall be withdrawn under this Rule from the Committee
on Appropriations or the Committee on Finance &
Taxation or the Committee on Constitutional Amend-
ments during the first thirty (30) calendar days of the
session. Failure to report a bill, joint resolution, resolution
or memorial within the prescribed period shall entitle any
Member to request that the bill, joint resolution, resolu-
tion or memorial be placed on the Calendar together with
notation of this reason for its withdrawal from the com-
mittee. It shall be the duty of standing committees to re-
port all measures referred to them either (a) favorably,
(b) favorably with committee amendment, (c) with com-
mittee substitute as defined in these Rules, or (d) un-
favorably, but never "without recommendation."

6.7-Each report of a committee shall contain the ac-
tion of the committee on the bill or other
Style of Reports measure being transmitted, together with
and Committee
Voting (a) the time and place of the meeting at
which the action was taken, (b) the
name and address of each person addressing the com-
mittee relative to the measure and, if any agent, the
interest represented, and (c) the vote of each member
of the committee on the motion to report each bill or
resolution. The Chief Clerk shall enter upon the Journal
the action of the committee, but the entry shall not in-
clude those portions of the report previously enumerated
in this Rule as items (a), (b), and (c). After the report
has been filed with the Chief Clerk as provided in these
Rules, he shall preserve it for the convenient inspection
of the public during the legislative session and after-
wards deliver it to the Secretary of State.

6.8-No member of a committee shall be allowed under
any circumstances to vote by proxy. A
Attendance upon majority of all the committee members
Committee present shall agree by their votes upon
Meetings the disposition of any bill or other matter
considered by the committee. A member
shall be expected to attend all meetings of a committee
to which he has been appointed. Failure to attend two

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(2) consecutive regular meetings, unless excused from
attendance in the House on those days as provided in
these Rules, or by the Chairman of the Committee shall
constitute automatic withdrawal from the committee and
create a vacancy. Upon notification by the Chairman of
the Committee, the Speaker shall make appointments
to such vacancies.

6.9-All matters referred to committees shall be re-
ported from said committees by bill, reso-
"Recommitting lution or otherwise with their recommen-
dations thereon, and after such report
has been received by the Chief Clerk no bill, resolution
or other matter shall be recommitted to any committee
(except the Committees on Appropriations and on Fi-
nance & Taxation as elsewhere provided) except by a
two-thirds vote of the Members present and voting.

6.10-All favorable reports (signed by the Chairman,
or, in his absence, the Vice Chairman) of
Committee committees on bills, joint resolutions, res-
eportsolutions and memorials shall be made on
forms furnished by the Sergeant-at-Arms (supply room)
and delivered to the Chief Clerk's office at the desk desig-
nated therefore by 4:30 P. M. of each legislative day,
except that during the first thirty (30) days of the session,
reports shall be delivered by 2:30 P.M. on Fridays. These
reports must be accompanied by the original bill, joint
resolution, resolution or memorial, and the titles and num-
bers thereof shall be entered on the Calendar (at the ap-
propriate reading). The bill numbers shall be entered on
the Journal, together with the statement that the same
was reported favorably by the committee of reference.
Each report by a committee must set forth the identifying
number of the measure, and, if amendments are proposed
by the committee, the words "with amendments" shall
follow the identifying number. Committee amendments
shall be typewritten in full on amendment forms, number-
ed serially and attached to the measure. All unfavorable
reports (signed by the Chairman, or in his absence, the
Vice Chairman), of committees on bills, joint resolutions,
resolutions and memorials shall be returned to the Chief
Clerk in the same manner set forth for making favor-
able reports. All bills, joint resolutions, resolutions and
memorials reported unfavorably shall be laid on the
table but upon motion by any Member, adopted by a two-
thirds vote of the Members present, the same may be
taken from the table.
6.11-A committee may, in reporting a bill, joint reso-
lution, resolution, or memorial, draft a
Reports of new measure, embracing the same gen-
eral subject matter, to be returned to the
House with the recommendation that the substitute be
considered in lieu of the original measure (or measures).
The substitute measure must be accompanied by the
original measure referred to the committee and returned
to the Chief Clerk in the same manner as the favorable
reporting of any other measure. When the original
measure is reached upon the Calendar, the substitute
shall be read a first time by title. The motion then shall

be (by the Chairman or a member of the committee
offering the substitute) to take up the substitute in the

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place of the original. At the moment that the House
agrees by majority vote to take up the substitute, then
the original shall be regarded as automatically tabled in
the same manner as a measure unfavorably reported.
The substitute shall carry the identifying number (or
numbers) of the original, and shall be returned to the
Chief Clerk in the same number of copies required for
first introduction of a similar measure (an original and
five (5) exact copies for bills).

6.12-In all cases the House may resolve itself into a
Committee of the Whole House, and in
ommttee ofus such event the Speaker shall leave the
Chair after appointing a chairman to pre-
side, who shall, in case of disturbance or disorderly con-
duct in the galleries or lobby, have power to cause same
to be cleared. Bills committed to a Committee of the
Whole House shall be read and debated, or amended,
by clauses or sections, leaving the title or preamble to
be last considered. The body of said bill shall not be
interlined or defaced, but all amendments denoting the
page and line shall be entered on separate paper by the
Chief Clerk, who shall be Clerk of the Committee of
the Whole House, as the same shall be agreed to by the
Committee, and so reported to the House. After report,
the bill or other matter may be again debated and shall
be subject to be again amended by clauses or sections.
The quorum for a Committee of the Whole House shall
be the same as for the House, and when the Committee
of the Whole House shall rise, the roll shall be called to
ascertain the presence of a quorum of the House. No bill
or resolution may be considered by the Committee of
the Whole House except by a two-thirds vote unless same
has first been considered by the appropriate standing
Committee of the House. In the event the appropriate
standing Committee should report such bill or resolution
unfavorably, then no such bill or resolution shall receive
a favorable report of the Committee of the Whole House
except by a two-thirds vote of the Committee of the
Whole House. If a bill or resolution has been reported
favorably by the appropriate Committee a majority of
the members of the Committee of the Whole House may
report the bill favorably.

6.13-The receiving of reports of committees of con-
ference shall always be in order, except
Conference when the House is voting on any propo-
sition. After House conferees on any bill
or resolution in conference between the House and Sen-
ate shall have been appointed for seven (7) calendar
days and shall have failed to make a report, it is hereby
declared to be a motion of the highest privilege to move
to discharge said House conferees and to appoint new
conferees, or to instruct said House conferees; and, fur-
ther, during the last six (6) calendar days allowed un-
der the Constitution for any regular session, it shall be a
privileged motion to move to discharge, appoint, or in-
struct House conferees after House conferees shall have
been appointed thirty six (36) hours without having
made a report. There shall accompany every conference
report a statement sufficiently explicit to inform the

House what effect such amendments or propositions will
have upon the measures to which they relate. Upon


presentation of the report of a conference committee, the
vote first shall be whether the report shall be considered
at that moment and second upon the acceptance or re-
jection thereof as an entirety. The report or reports of a
conference committee must be acted upon as a whole,
being agreed to or disagreed to as an entirety. When any
bill or joint resolution is referred to a conference com-
mittee and the conferees on the part of the House report
inability to agree, no action of the House taken prior to
such reference to a conference committee shall preclude
further action on said measure as the House may deter-
6.14-Witnesses subpoenaed to appear before the
House or its committees shall be paid as
WFees forfollows: for each day a witness shall at-
tend, the sum of seven ($7.00 ) dollars; for
each mile he shall travel in coming to or going from the
place of examination, by the nearest practical route the
sum of seven and one-half cents each way; but nothing
shall be paid for traveling when the witness has been
summoned at the place of hearing.

Rule Seven
7.1-Except where specifically provided otherwise,
where "bill" is used in these Rules, it
"Bill" Stands shall be understood that bill, joint resolu-
for all
Legislation tion, concurrent resolution, resolution or
memorial may be meant.

7.2-General form. All bills, resolutions and memor-
ials shall, to be acceptable for introduc-
orms of tion, be typewritten, mimeographed, or
printed, all in a type size of pica or larger
and all of the color of black, without erasure or inter-
lineation, on a sheet of paper of the common legal size.
The lines shall be double spaced, the original (or first
copy) shall be on stout bond paper, and the remaining
copies of typewritten matter shall be on paper of good
grade. The copies must be exact duplicates of the original.
The top margin shall be at least two and one-half (22)
inches and the bottom margin shall be at least one inch.
Left and right margins shall be one and one-half
(11/) inches. The measure shall be aligned on the page
substantially according to the following form:
A bill to be entitled
(3 spaces)
(Indent 5 spaces from outside margin)
A n act ....................................

(title single spaced)

(3 spaces)


Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
(3 spaces)
Section 1 .........................................
(sections double spaced)

Section 2 .. .....................................

The original and five (5) copies of each measure must
be backed with a blue jacket of the type furnished by the
Sergeant-at-Arms. On these jackets shall be inscribed
the full name of the introducer and any co-introducers,
and enough of the title for identification.
7.3-Forms of Bills. All bills shall be introduced in an
original and five (5) exact copies. They
ils shall contain a proper title, as defined in
Section 16 of Article III of the Constitution, and the en-
acting clause, "Be it Enacted by the Legislature of the
State of Florida:" The title of each bill shall be prefaced
by the words, "A bill to be entitled An act," wherever
the title appears on the text of the bill. There shall be
attached inside the original bill an original and two (2),
for a total of three (3) exact copies of a title sheet
(forms furnished by the Sergeant-at-Arms, through the
supply room) which shall set forth enough of the title for
identification and the full name of the introducer and all
7.4-Form of local bills. All local bills must either, as
required by Section 21 of Article III of
Bills the Constitution, embody provisions for
a ratifying referendum (stated in the title
as well as in the text of the bill) or be accompanied by
an affidavit of proper advertisement, securely attached to
the original bill ahead of its first page. Forms of affidavit
shall be obtained from the Sergeant-at-Arms. The regular
title sheet for general bills shall be used for all local bills.

7.5-Form of joint resolutions. All joint resolutions
shall be introduced in an original and
Resolutions seven (7) exact copies. They shall con-
tain the resolving clause, "Be it Resolved
by the Legislature of the State of Florida:" tach joint
resolution shall be prefaced by the words, "A joint
resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of
the State of Florida." No title sheet shall be required for
joint resolutions. Jacket shall be attached to the origi-
nal and five copies of each resolution. The two (2) re-
maining unbacked copies shall be attached to the inside
of the original copy of the resolution by paper clip for
7.6-Form of memorials. All memorials-these ex-
Memorials press the opinion of the Legislature to the
Congress of the United States-shall be
introduced in an original and seven (7) exact copies.
They shall contain the resolving clause, "Be it Resolved

by the Legislature of the State of Florida:" No title sheet
shall be required for memorials. Jackets shall be attached

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to the original and five (5) copies of each memorial. The
two (2) remaining unbacked copies shall be attached to
the inside of the original copy of the memorial by paper
clip for introduction.
7.7-Form of House and Concurrent resolutions. All
House resolutions and all concurrent res-
Resolutions solutions shall be introduced in an original
and seven (7) exact copies. They shall contain a proper
title, and a resolving clause. In the case of House resolu-
tions, this shall be, "Be it Resolved by the House of Rep-
resentatives of the State of Florida:" Concurrent resolu-
tions embody this clause, "Be it Resolved by the House
of Representatives of the State of Florida, the Senate
Concurring:" Jackets shall be attached to the original
and five (5) copies of each resolution. The two remain-
ing unbacked copies shall be attached to the inside of the
original resolution by paper clip for introduction. Where
copies of House resolutions are directed in the resolution
to be furnished any person after adoption, these shall
be prepared only by the Chief Clerk of the House. The
Secretary of State shall prepare certified copies only on
concurrent resolutions after their adoption.
7.8-To facilitate the process of committee reference,
Introduall bills and other measures for introduc-
tion shall be delivered to the Chief Clerk
no later than 5:30 P.M. of the second day preceding in-
troduction. This rule may be waived only upon unanimous
consent, the motion for which shall not be entertained
unless the movant thereof shall have first notified the
House orally, not less than thirty (30) minutes preced-
ing the motion, of his intention to move for the waiver
of this rule so as to have introduced a specific bill or bills
sponsored by him. The adoption of such motion shall be
construed as reverting the House to the Order of Intro-
duction and Reference of Bills solely for the reception
of said Bill or Bills for formal introduction and ref-
erence. During the last seven (7) days of the Legislative
session this rule may be suspended or altered by resolu-
tion originating in the Committee on Rules & Calendar.
7.9-Upon introduction, all bills not local in applica-
tion and all joint resolutions (including
Printing committee bills and committee substitute
bills) shall be printed for the information of the House
and the public. Unless otherwise ordered by the House
or the SpAker, there shall be printed six hundred (600)
copies of each such measure. The Chief Clerk shall
furnish the copy for all such printing. This printing of
bills shall be independent of the legislative process, and
the absence of a printed copy shall not delay the progress
of any measure at any stage of the legislative process.
7.10-Bills and other measures requiring legislative
action shall be introduced in the order
Identification they are received at the desk of the Chief
Clerk. They shall be serially numbered as introduced.
without differentiation in number as to type. The Chief
Clerk shall mark the original copy of each measure as
will insure its identification, and each page thereof, as
the item introduced in order to prevent unauthorized or

improper substitutions therefore. This identification may
be by the use of machines as used in banks for validating

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or cancelling checks or other documents, or by the use
of any other device to accomplish the purpose of this
rule. Any such device so used shall be used by and at all
times shall be in the custody of the Chief Clerk and its
use by any person not authorized by this rule shall be
7.11-Whenever any bill, memorial, concurrent resolu-
ompanion tion, or joint resolution of the House of
Measures Representatives shall be reached on the
Calendar of the House for consideration,
either on second or third reading, and there shall be also
pending on the Calendar of the House a companion
measure already passed by the Senate, it shall be in or-
der to move that the Senate companion measure be sub-
stituted and considered in lieu of the House bill, me-
morial, concurrent resolution, or joint resolution. Such
motion may be adopted by a majority vote, provided
the Senate measure is on the same reading, otherwise the
motion shall be to waive the rules by two-thirds vote and
take up and read such Senate measure. A companion
measure shall be in the identical words as the measure
for which it is being substituted. At the moment the
House passes the Senate companion measure, then the
original House measure shall be regarded as automati-
cally tabled. Recommitment of a House bill shall auto-
matically carry with it any Senate companion bill then
on the Calendar.
7.12-Bills, memorials and resolutions (joint, House or
concurrent) may be introduced by The
Introduction Legislative Council without further spon-
by Legislative
Council e sorship by a Member of the House. Such
measures shall have first been approved
for introduction by The Legislative Council. It shall be
the duty of the Co-Chairman on the part of the House of
Representatives of any select committee of The Legisla-
tive Council, under whose consideration the subject mat-
ter arose, to submit such measure in the name of The
Legislative Council to the Chief Clerk of the House for
introduction in regular order. In the absence of any such
Co-Chairman, it shall be submitted by the Member of
the House who is Chairman or Vice-Chairman of the
Council. When any such measure is reached upon the
Calendar, it shall be the duty of the Member, whose duty
it was to submit the same for introduction, to make all
necessary motions to steer the same to final roll call.
In the event of an unfavorable report by the commit-
tee to which such measure was referred, it shall be the
duty of the Member whose duty it was to submit the
same for introduction, to move that such measure be
placed upon the Calendar, the unfavorable report of the
committee to the contrary notwithstanding, and the
Journal shall show that the motion is made pursuant to
this rule.
7.13-Papers of a miscellaneous nature addressed to
the House may, at the discretion of the
Miscellaneous Speaker, be read, noted in the Journal
or filed with an appropriate committee.
When the reading of a paper other than one upon which
the House is called to give a final vote is demanded, and

the same is objected to by any Member, it shall be deter-
mined without debate by a majority vote of the House.



7.14-A bill introduced by a committee shall be ac-
Committee companies by a committee report in the
Bills same manner as any other bill.
7.15-During the period between the Organization
Session and the convening of the Regular
Session, Members may deliver bills and
other proposed legislation to the Clerk. This shall be
known as prefilingg." Such measures shall be numbered
by the Clerk in the order of receipt and otherwise proc-
essed for introduction when the Regular Session has been
convened. The introducer of such profiled bill or other
proposed legislation may at the time of such prefiling
attach a request that the Speaker assign said bill without
reference for study by appropriate committee. A profiled
measure may be withdrawn by its sponsor prior to
formal introduction upon the written request of the
sponsor to the Clerk.

Rule Eight
8.1-The House shall meet each legislative day, except
Saturday and Sunday, at 11:00 A.M. and
hSesios of adjourn at 1:00 P.M. during the first
twenty (20) calendar days of the session.
The time and days for convening and adjourning during
the remainder of the session shall be determined by the

8.2-The daily order of business shall be as follows:
Daily Order
of Business
1. Roll Call
2. Prayer
3. Correction of the Journal
4. Motions relating to Committee References
5. Receiving of Communications
6. Introduction and Reference of House bills, ioint


resolutions, House resolutions, concurrent reso-
lutions and memorials
Consideration of messages from the Senate
Report of standing committees
Report of select committees
Matters on reconsideration
Special Orders
(1) Regularly, Senate concurrent resolutions,
memorials, general bills, and joint resolu-
tions on Wednesdays for at least two (2)
(2) Otherwise, as individually determined by
the Committee on Rules & Calendar or by
the House.

12. Unfinished business
13. Consideration of House resolutions; concurrent
resolutions and memorials
14. Consideration of bills and joint resolutions on
third reading

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affect an appropriation or affect a tax matter, then
the bill with amendment may, in the discretion of the
Speaker, be referred to the Committee on Appropria-
tions or the Committee on Finance & Taxation, which-


15. Consideration of bills and joint resolutions on
second reading
Within each order of business, matters shall be con-
sidered in the order in which they appear on the daily

8.3-As bills, resolutions and memorials shall be read
for the first time, the Speaker shall refer
Reference: these either to a committee or to the
Calendar, as elsewhere provided in these
Rules. The titles and references thereof and the nature
of any documents referred shall be publicly announced
and entered on the Journal.

8.4-All bills or joint resolutions shall be referred by
the Speaker to an appropriate committee
Reference: except when the bill or joint resolution
is (1) strictly local in nature or (2) is
being introduced by a committee whose jurisdiction em-
braces the subject of the bill. In either event said bills
or joint resolutions shall be referred to the Calendar;
provided, however, that in the case of a local bill the
Speaker, on point of order raised by a member of the
introducer's House delegation prior to its third reading,
shall refer same to an appropriate committee. A bill is
local in nature if it does not alter a law of general appli-
cation throughout the state and affects only one county.

8.5-All resolutions shall be referred by the Speaker to
a standing committee, except that reso-
Resolutions, lutions on House organization and of con-
Concurrent dolence and commemoration, or concur-
Resolutions; rent resolutions recalling a bill from the
Governor's office, and those originating
in a committee of proper jurisdiction, may be taken up
upon motion and adopted at time of introduction without

8.6-The Speaker shall not (except as provided in this
rule) refer a bill or joint resolution to
Reference to more than one standing committee unless
more than one directed otherwise by the House upon
committee motion adopted by majority vote.

8.7-All bills carrying or affecting appropriations, ex-
cept claim bills, shall be referred to the
Reference to Committee on Appropriations, and all
Committee on bills affecting tax matters, so as to in-
and Committee on crease, decrease, alter, impose or remove
Finance & Taxation a tax, shall be referred to the Committee
on Finance & Taxation, but in addition
such bills may be referred to one other standing commit-
tee in the discretion of the Speaker. If the original bill
reported favorably by a committee other than the Com-
mittees on Appropriations or Finance & Taxation did not
call for or affect an appropriation or affect a tax mat-
ter, and an amendment, offered either from the floor or
by the reporting committee and adopted, does call for or


ever is appropriate. The bill, if then reported favorably,
shall be returned at the same reading as when referred.
8.8-When the Speaker has referred a bill or joint
resolution, any Member may, during that
Reference day at any time, but no later than under
Com ifeet the Order of Business of "Motions Relat-
ing to Committee Reference" on the suc-
ceeding legislative day, move for reference to a different
committee and this proposed withdrawal from the com-
mittee of original reference shall be decided by the House
by a majority vote of those voting, except that where
such proposed withdrawal is from the Committee on
Appropriations, the Committee on Finance & Taxation,
or the Committee on Constitutional Amendments, the
same shall be decided by a two-thirds vote of the Mem-
bers present. The question of proper reference may be
raised at any time by a committee claiming jurisdiction,
and this shall be decided by a majority vote of those
voting. No bill or joint resolution may be withdrawn
from a committee and placed upon the Calendar, under
this rule, except by a two-thirds vote. Where a bill has
been referred to two (2) or more committees, a motion
may be made to withdraw it from any committee to
which it has been so referred, and where the effect of
such motion is to withdraw it from a committee, thus
leaving the bill in a committee and not placing it on the
Calendar, such proposed withdrawal shall be decided by
a two-thirds vote of Members present.
8.9--Papers of a miscellaneous nature addressed to the
Reference of House may, at the discretion of the
papers of mis- Speaker, be read, noted in the Journal
cellaneous nature or filed with an appropriate committee.

8.10-Each bill or joint resolution shall receive three
(3) separate readings on three (3) sepa-
Reading of rate days previous to a vote upon final
Bills and passage unless two-thirds of the Members
Joint Resolutions present decide otherwise. (Constitution:
Article III, Section 17-"Every bill shall
be read by its title, on its first reading, in either house,
unless one-third of the members present desire it read by
sections. Every bill shall be read on three several days,
unless two-thirds of the members present when such bill
may be pending shall deem it expedient to dispense with
this rule. Every bill shall be read by its sections on its
second reading and on its final passage, unless on its
second reading two-thirds of the members present in the
House where such bill may be pending, deem it expe-
dient to dispense with this rule. The vote on the final
passage of every bill or joint resolution shall be taken by
yeas and nays to be entered on the journal of each house;
Provided; That any general revision of the entire laws
embodied in any bill shall not be required to be read
by sections upon its final passage, and its reading may
be wholly dispensed with by a two-thirds vote .. ")
8.11-Each concurrent resolution or memorial shall re-
ceive two (2) readings on two (2) sepa-

Reading of con- rate days previous to a voice vote upon
current resolu- adoption, unless two-thirds of the Mem-
tions and
memorials bers present decide otherwise. If the read-
ing on the second day be dispensed with

Nov. 15, 1966

by this waiver, then the concurrent resolution or memo-
rial may be read the second time by title only.
8.12-Each House resolution shall be read by title only
upon introduction. Each House resolution
Reading of then shall be read an additional time in
House Resolu- full before the question is put on adop-
tion by voice vote.
8.13-Upon the third reading of any bill or joint reso-
lution, it shall not be committed (save
Referral or to the Committees on Appropriations or
PoonTieding Finance & Taxation under this Rule)
or amended, except as to title, without
consent of two-thirds of the Members voting, nor shall
the vote on passage be postponed to a day certain with-
out the consent of a majority of those voting.
8.14-A general bill or joint resolution may be consid-
ered out of its regular order on the Calen-
Consideration dar upon unanimous consent obtained in
of lla order the following manner: The Member mov-
ing the House for such unanimous con-
sent shall have, prior to the entertainment of such mo-
tion first orally given the membership not less than fif-
teen (15) minutes notice of his intention to so move
which said notice shall specify the number of the bill or
joint resolution and its position on the Calendar. The
moving Member shall be allowed one (1) minute upon
the entertainment of such motion to explain his purpose
and unanimous consent shall then be given or refused
without further debate.

8.15-Any committee or individual Member of the
House may apply to the Committee on
Special Orders Rules & Calendar to set a time for the
taking up, ahead of its regular place on the Calendar, of
any bill or joint resolution, favorably reported by the
committee to which the bill or joint resolution had been
referred. The Committee on Rules & Calendar may grant
such requests by a two-thirds vote. The Committee on
Rules & Calendar may submit a special order of business
to be considered on Friday of each legislative week de-
signed to expedite the Calendar. In the event it does not
set such a Special Order Calendar, it may designate
Friday of each legislative week as a non-controversial
bill day. When such a day be designated, all bills appear-
ing on the Calendar shall be considered in their regular
order provided, however, that an objection by any mem-
ber made prior to second reading to consideration of
any bill, shall cause such bill to be temporarily passed,
retaining its place on the regular Calendar.

8.16-During the last forty (40) calendar days of the
regular sixty (60) day biennial session of
Special Order the Legislature permitted under the Con-
Calendar stitution and during any extension there-
of by virtue of the membership of the Legislature as per-
mitted under the Constitution and during any special
session convened by the Governor as permitted under
the Constitution, the Committee on Rules & Calendar
may from day to day submit a Special Order Calendar

determining the priority for consideration of bills and
joint resolutions. Each Special Order Calendar so sub-


mitted shall be for the next legislative day. No other
bills or joint resolutions shall be considered until this
Special Order Calendar for the day set forth has been
completed by the House except that any bill or joint
resolution appearing on this calendar may be stricken
therefrom by a two-thirds vote of the Members present.
Any bill or joint resolution not reached in consideration
of a Special Order Calendar shall, if not placed on the
next legislative day's Special Calendar by the Committee
on Rules & Calendar, be placed by the Chief Clerk at
the head of the Regular Calendar. Where there be more
than one leftover bill or joint resolution, these shall be
placed at the head of the Regular Calendar in the same
sequence or order in which they appeared on the Special
Calendar. All bills or joint resolutions set as special
orders for consideration at the same hour shall take
precedence in the order in which they were given pref-

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

8.18-Before any general bill or joint resolution shall
be read the third time, whether amended
or not, it shall be referred without motion
to the Engrossing Clerk for examination, and, if
amended, the engrossing of amendments. In cases where
no amendments have been adopted, the measure may be
returned to the House on the following legislative day
as engrossed without being rewritten and without Jour-
nal entry. Where an amendment has been adopted, this
shall be carefully incorporated in the measure by being
typewritten on stout bond paper without erasure or in-
terlineation. After return to the House, the measure shall
be placed on the Calendar of Bills on Third Reading. No
reference under this section need be made of local bills
which have not been amended in the House. In the case of
any Senate bill amended in the House, the amendment
adopted shall be typewritten in triplicate and attached to
the bill amended in such manner that it will not be
likely lost therefrom. No House bill with Senate amend-
ment shall be accepted by the Chief Clerk from the Sen-
ate unless the amendment be typewritten in triplicate.

8.19-The order of disposition of any bill or joint reso-
lution which has been read the second
Order after time shall be its reference to the En-
Second Reading grossing Clerk to be engrossed after all
questions relative to it while on a second reading have
been disposed of, and the same shall be immediately
engrossed and placed on the Calendar of Bills on Third
Reading to be taken up on some separate succeeding
legislative day, unless otherwise ordered by a two-thirds
vote of those present. A bill or joint resolution shall be
determined on its third reading when it has been read

a second time on a previous day and no motion left


8.20-The Enrolling Clerk shall be responsible for the
enrolling of bills and other legislation.
Enrolling After enrollment, all bills shall be signed
by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk, and the fact of such
signing shall be noted in the Journal.
8.21-On Wednesday of each week, and such other
times as the Committee on Rules & Cal-
Consideration endar shall by special order designate,
of Senate Bills the House shall take up and consider the
Calendar of Senate concurrent resolutions, memorials,
general bills, and joint resolutions and no other business
shall be in order thereafter for a period of at least two
(2) hours, except questions of order or privilege which
may be considered at any time and are of superior dig-
nity to other business of the House.
8.22-Whenever the Member who introduced a meas-
ure, or the Chairman of the committee
Measures Infor- which had reported it, shall be absent
mally Deferred- from the chamber when the bill has been
Members Absent reached in the regular order on second
or third reading, consideration shall be informally de-
ferred until his return. The bill shall retain its position
on the Calendar. The Member shall have the responsibil-
ity of making the motion for its subsequent consideration.

Rule Nine
9.1-The Speaker shall declare all votes, but if any
Member rises to doubt a vote, upon a
Taking the showing of hands by five (5) Members,
Yeas and Nays the Speaker shall take the sense of the
House by rising vote, or he may take the sense of the
House by yeas and nays or by oral or electrical roll call.
When taking the yeas and nays on any question, the elec-
trical roll call system may be used, and when so used
shall have the force and effect of a roll call taken as
provided in these rules. This system likewise may be
used to determine the presence of a quorum. When the
House is ready to vote upon a question requiring roll
call, and the vote is by electrical roll call, the Speaker
shall state: "The question is on (designating the matter
to be voted upon). All in favor of such question shall
vote 'Yea,' and all opposed shall vote 'Nay.' The House
will now proceed to vote." When sufficient time has
elapsed for each Member to vote, the Speaker shall say:
"Have all voted?" And after a short pause shall state:
"The Clerk shall now lock the machine and record the
vote." When the vote is completely recorded, the Speaker
shall announce the result to the House, and the Chief
Clerk shall enter upon the Journal the result in the man-
ner provided by these rules.

9.2-After the voting machine has been locked but
prior to announcement of the result of a
Change of roll call, notice shall be taken in the Jour-
nal of the request of any Member to (1)
change his vote or (2) vote. After the vote has been

announced, a Member with unanimous consent may
change his vote or vote on the measure except that no

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such change of vote or vote shall be valid where such
vote would alter the final passage of the measure until
the measure shall first have been recalled to the House
for further consideration.

9.3-No Member shall vote for another Member, nor
shall any person not a Member cast a vote
No Member for a Member. In addition to such penal-
tor their ties as may be prescribed by law, any
Member who shall vote or attempt to
vote for another Member may be punished in such a
manner as the House may deem proper. Any person not
a Member who shall vote wrongfully in the place of a
Member shall be excluded from the Chamber for the
remainder of the session, in addition to such punishment
as may be prescribed by Law. In all cases where the
House shall be equally divided, the question shall be lost.
9.4-Pairing shall be permitted only upon the absence
of a Member for good cause and shall be
Pairing in writing and specifically state the bill
or bills or questions upon which pairs are arranged.
9.5-No member shall be permitted to explain his vote
during a roll call, but may reduce his ex-
Explanation planation to writing, in not more than 200
of Votewords, and upon filing with the Chief
Clerk, this explanation shall be spread upon the Journal.

Rule Ten
10.1-Every motion shall be made orally, provided,
that at the request of the Speaker it shall
Motions: be reduced to writing. After a motion has
How made; been stated or read by the Speaker it
withdrawn shall be deemed to be in possession of the
House, without a second, and shall be disposed of by
vote of the House. The mover may withdraw a motion,
except a motion to reconsider, as hereinafter provided,
at any time before the same has been amended or before
a vote thereon shall have been commenced.


a question is under debate the Speaker
shall receive no motion except:
1. To adjourn at a time certain;
2. To adjourn instanter;

3. To take a recess;
4. To lay on the table;
5. To reconsider;
6. For the previous question;
7. To limit debate;
8. To postpone to a day certain;
9. To commit to the Committee of the Whole House;
10. To commit to a Standing Committee;
11. To commit to a Select Committee;
12. To amend;
13. To postpone indefinitely;
14. To amend by striking out the enacting or resolving
which several motions shall have precedence in the de-
scending order given.

Nov. 15, 1966

The Speaker shall propound all questions in the order
in which they are moved unless the subsequent motion
be previous in nature; except that in naming sums and
fixing times, the largest sums and the longest times shall
be put first.

10.3-Motions to adjourn or recess shall be decided
without debate by a majority vote of
Motions: which those present and voting. Only one sub-
can be made stitute for a motion to adjourn shall be
but once entertained. The substitute motion shall
fix a different time for adjournment, and
the same shall be put without debate, except that one
(1) minute shall be allowed the mover of the substitute
within which to explain his reasons therefore. The substi-
tute motion having been lost, the question shall be put
on the original motion which if lost shall preclude any
further motion to adjourn until other business shall have

10.4-During the daily order of business of Introduc-
tion and Reference of House Bills, Joint
Motions: during Resolutions, House Resolutions, Concur-
introduction and
reference rent Resolutions and Memorials, no mo-
tion shall be entertained by the chair ex-
cept those concerning references to committees and those
otherwise provided for by these Rules.

10.5-Any Member may call for a division of a ques-
tion when the sense will admit of it. A
Division of motion to strike out and insert shall be
question deemed indivisible; a motion to strike out,
being lost, shall neither preclude amendment nor a mo-
tion to strike out and insert.

10.6-When a motion or main question has been made
and carried or lost it shall be in order at
Reconsideration: any time as a matter of right on the same
Generally or succeeding day on which the Legisla-
ture meets for a Member of the majority, or for any
Member in the case of a voice or tie vote, to move for
reconsideration thereof. When a majority of Members
present vote in the affirmative on any claim bill or joint
resolution, but the proposition be lost because it is one in
which the concurrence of a greater number than a ma-
jority is necessary for adoption or passage, any Member
may move for a reconsideration.

10.7-If a motion to reconsider the vote on a main
question is made during the time when
Reconsideration: such motion may be considered under the
Disposition proper daily order of business it may, at
the option of the mover, be decided instanter or left
pending. If it be made at a time when the same may not
be properly considered under the order of business be-
fore the House, it shall be left pending for consideration
as otherwise provided for herein. Such motion may be
withdrawn on the day made or on the next succeeding
legislative day but not thereafter without the consent of
the majority of the House. If not withdrawn or otherwise
acted upon by the original mover during the day said

motion was made or the next succeeding legislative day,
any Member may thereafter call it up for consideration.


10.8--- motion to reconsider, if made during the last
seven (7) calendar days of a regular ses-
Reconsideration: sion, or during extensions thereof, shall
last seven (7) days be disposed of when made.

10.9-The motion to reconsider shall require for its
adoption the affirmative votes of a ma-
Reconseration: jority of the Members present and voting,
and such motion shall not be made on any
proposition after once being considered by vote of the
House except by unanimous consent.

10.10-Debate shall be allowed on a motion to recon-
sider only when the question which it
Reconsideration: is proposed to reconsider is debatable.
when debate Where debate upon a motion to recon-
sider is in order, no Member shall speak
thereon more than once nor for a longer period than five
(5) minutes.

10.11-The adoption of a motion to reconsider a vote
upon any secondary matter shall not re-
Reconsideration: move the main subject under considera-
collateral matters tion from consideration of the House. A
motion to reconsider a collateral matter
must be disposed of at once during the course of the
consideration of the main subject to which it is related
and such motion shall be out of order after the House
has passed to other business.

10.12-The Chief Clerk shall retain possession of all
general bills and joint resolutions for the
Reconsideration: period after passage during which recon-
clerk tohold sideration may be moved, except during
the last seven (7) calendar days allowed
under the Constitution for a regular session and during
any extensions thereof, these shall be transmitted to the
Senate forthwith. The adoption of any motion to waive
the rules by a two-thirds vote of the Members present
and immediately certify any bill or joint resolution to
the Senate shall be construed as releasing the measure
from the Chief Clerk's possession for the period of re-
consideration. Bills either on the local calendar or passed
as local bills and concurrent resolutions and memorials
shall be transmitted to the Senate without delay. All bills,
when transmitted to the Senate, shall be accompanied by
a message stating the title to the bill and asking the
concurrence of that body.

10.13-The motion for the previous question shall be
decided without debate. If the motion pre-
Question vails, the introducer of a resolution, bill
or debatable motion shall be allowed
five (5) minutes within which to discuss the same, and he
may divide his time with, or waive his right in favor of,
some other Member. The motion for the previous question
shall be put in the following form: "Shall the main
question be now put?" If the motion be adopted the sense
of the House shall be taken forthwith on pending amend-
ments and the main question in regular order. The motion

for the previous question may not be made by the intro-
ducer or mover of the measure or proposal.


10.14-Motions to indefinitely postpone shall be ap-
plicable only to main motions. The adop-
Motion to tion of a motion to indefinitely postpone
infinitely a measure shall dispose of such measure
for the duration of the legislative session
and all extensions thereof. Any motion to postpone con-
sideration to a time beyond the last day allowed under
the Constitution for the current legislative session shall
be construed as a motion to indefinitely postpone.

10.15---The motion to lay on the table shall be decided
without debate, provided that before the
aby on motion is put, the introducer of a resolu-
tion, bill or debatable motion shall be al-
lowed five (5) minutes within which to discuss the same,
and he may divide his time with, or waive his right in fa-
vor of, some other member. If an amendment be laid on
the table such action shall not carry the subject mat-
ter with it. The motion to lay on the table may not be
made by the introducer or mover of the proposal.

10.16-No dilatory or delaying motions shall be enter-
No delaying tained by the Speaker.

Rule Eleven
11.1-Amendments shall be sent to the Chief Clerk on
forms supplied by the Sergeant-at-Arms,
General Form; through the supply room, but shall be
Manner of con-
sideration taken up only as sponsors gain recogni-
tion from the Speaker to move their
adoption, except that the chairman of the committee (or
in his absence, the vice chairman or any member thereof)
reporting the measure under consideration shall have
preference for the presentation of committee amend-
ments. An amendment shall be deemed pending only
after its proposer has been recognized by the Speaker
and has moved its adoption.

11.2-Amendments shall be adopted on second reading
of a measure by majority vote; on third
Adoption reading, by a two-thirds vote, except that
corrective amendments to the title, after perfection of
the body, shall be decided without debate by a majority
vote on second or third reading.

11.3--An amendment to a pending amendment may be
received, but until it is disposed of no
Sequence of other motion to amend will be in order
Amendments except a substitute amendment or an
amendment to the substitute. Such
amendments are to be disposed of in the following order:
(1) Amendments to the amendment are acted upon be-
fore the substitute is taken up. Only one amendment to
the amendment is in order at a time. (2) Amendments

to the substitute are next voted on. (3) The substitute
then is voted on. The adoption of a substitute amendment

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in lieu of an original amendment shall be treated and
considered as an amendment of the bill itself.





11.4-A proposal to strike out all after the enacting
clause or the resolving clause of a bill or
Striking all joint resolution and insert new matter of
after enacting
clause the same general subject as stated in the
original title, shall be deemed proper and
germane and shall be treated as an amendment.
11.5-An amendment to strike out the enacting or re-
Striking out solving clause of a bill or joint resolution
enacting or shall, if carried, be considered as equiva-
resolving lent to rejection of the bill or joint reso-
clause lution by the House.

11.6-The adoption of an amendment to a section shall
Amendment not preclude further amendment of that
by Section section. If a bill or joint resolution is being
considered section by section or item by item, only
amendments to the section or item under consideration
shall be in order. The Speaker shall, in recognizing Mem-
bers for the purpose of moving the adoption of amend-
ments, endeavor to cause all amendments to Section 1 to
be considered first, then all those to Section 2, and so on.
After all sections have been considered separately, the
whole bill or joint resolution shall be open for amend-
11.7-All amendments taken up, unless withdrawn,
shall be printed in the Journal except
General that an amendment to the General Appro-
priations Bill constituting an entirely new bill shall not
be printed until the filing of the Conference Committee
Report. All item amendments to the General Appropria-
tions Bill shall be printed. No proposition on a subject
different from that under consideration shall be admitted
under color of amendment.
11.8-Any Senate bill or resolution may be amended in
the same manner as a House bill or reso-
House Amend- lution. If a Senate bill or joint resolution
Senate ti is amended the same shall be noted by
the Chief Clerk on the jacket containing
same before it is reported to the Senate.

Senate Amend-
ment to House

the reading of a Senate amendment to a
House bill or joint resolution the House
may: (1) amend the Senate amendment
by a concurrence of the majority required
for the final passage of the measure, or

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(2) concur in the Senate amendment by a concurrence
of the same majority required for the final passage of
the measure, or (3) refuse by the majority of the required
quorum to concur and ask the Senate to recede.
11.10-If the Senate shall refuse to concur in a House
Senate refusal amendment to a Senate bill or joint reso-
to concur in lution, the following motions shall be in
House amend- order and shall be privileged in the order
ment named: (1) that the House recede; or (2)
that the House insist and ask for a conference committee
or (3) that the House insist.

Rule Twelve
12.1-When any Member desires to speak or deliver
any matter to the House, he shall rise at
Decorum and his seat and respectfully address himself
to "Mr. Speaker," and, on being recog-
nized, may address the House from his desk or from the
Well of the House, and shall confine himself to the ques-
tion under debate, avoiding personality. During debate a
Member shall not address or refer to another Member
by his or her first name. In all such cases, a Member
shall appropriately use the appellation of "Mr.", "Mrs.",
"Lady" or "Gentleman".

Speaker's Power
of Recognition

two (2) or more Members rise at once,
the Speaker shall name the Member who
is first to speak.

12.3-No Member shall be interrupted by another
Interruption without the consent of the Member who
of Members has the floor, except by rising to a ques-
in Debate tion of order.

12.4-No Member shall occupy more than fifteen (15)
Time minutes (ten (10) minutes after the first
for Debate twenty (20) calendar days of a regular
session) in debate on any question in the
House or in committee, except as further provided in this
Rule. The Member introducing the measure (or some-
one designated by him) under consideration may open
and close, where general debate has been had thereon;
and he shall be entitled to five (5) minutes to close, not-
withstanding he may have used fifteen (15) minutes
(ten (10) minutes after the first twenty (20) calendar
days) in opening. The Member proposing an amendment
or moving a motion (or someone designated by him)
shall be entitled to five (5) minutes to close, notwith-
standing he may have used fifteen (15) minutes (ten
(10) minutes after the first twenty (20) calendar days)
in opening. However, this Section shall not deprive the
introducer of a measure of his right to close when the
effect of an amendment or motion would be to kill the
measure. In such instances, the Member sponsoring the
amendment or motion and the sponsor of the bill or reso-
lution each may close in that order of speaking. No Mem-
ber shall speak more than once to the same question
without leave of the House, unless he be the mover,
proposer, or introducer of the matter pending, in which




case he shall be permitted to speak in reply as provided
in this Rule.
12.5-When a measure is under debate by the House,
it shall be in order for a Member to move
Limitation to limit debate and such motion shall be
decided without debate, except that the
introducer of the measure shall have five (5) minutes
within which to discuss said motion, and he may divide
his time with, or waive it in favor of, some other member.
If, by majority vote, the question is decided in the affirm-
ative, debate shall be limited to twenty (20) minutes to
each side, unless a greater time is stated in the motion,
such time to be apportioned by the Speaker; provided,
however, that the introducer of such measures shall have
an additional five (5) minutes within which to close the
debate, and he may divide his time with, or waive it in
favor of, some other Member.

12.6-All questions relating to the priority of business
Priority of to be acted on shall be decided without
Business debate.
12.7-Questions of privilege shall be: (1) Those affect-
ing the House collectively, its safety, dig-
Privilege nity, and integrity of its proceedings; (2)
The rights, reputation and conduct of the
Members individually, in their representative capacity
only, and shall be in order at any time, but no Member
shall be permitted to speak longer than ten (10) minutes
on a question of privilege. Questions of the privilege of
the House shall be brought before the body in the form of
a resolution. Questions of personal privilege shall be
raised by statements from the floor and if sustained by
the Chair shall entitle the Member to recognition thereon.
12.8-Any person not a Member who shall, whether the
House is in session or not, be guilty in
Ungentlemanly the Chamber of ungentlemanly conduct
Conduct by
Non-Member or the use of unbecoming language to a
Member shall be ejected from the Cham-
ber for the remainder of the legislative session.

Rule Thirteen
13.1-Every person, which term shall include firms, cor-
porations, associations or groups, and any
Those Rquired office-holder, appointee or employee of
-to Register
any federal, state, county, municipal, or
other governmental subdivision, board, commission or
agency, and their respective agents, engaging during any
session to urge the passage, defeat or modification of any
legislation by the House of Representatives or its com-
mittees, shall before engaging in such activity, register
as a lobbyist with the Chief Clerk of the House.
13.2-Every such person shall register on forms pre-
pared by the Chief Clerk, giving under
Method of oath all the interests he represents as de-
fined in Section 1, the particular legisla-
tion in which he is interested, the name and address of


in tabulation form a list of those filing the registration
statements required under this Rule, together with the
information contained therein, on the first Monday of
the session and weekly thereafter. No registered lobbyist
shall be permitted upon the floor of the House while it
is in session.
13.3-Any person who merely appears before a com-
mittee of this House in his individual ca-
Registration pacity without compensation or reim-
bursement, to express support of or op-
position to any legislation, and shall so declare to the
Members or committee with whom he discusses any pro-
posed legislation, shall not be required to register as a
lobbyist but shall not be permitted upon the floor of the
House during consideration of the legislation in which he
is interested.
13.4-Separately from any prosecution or penalties
otherwise provided by law, any person
Penalty for determined by a majority of this House
Failure to
Register to have failed to comply with the require-
ments of this Rule, shall be prohibited
for the duration of the session from appearing before a
committee of this House.
13.5-The Chief Clerk shall provide blank affidavits for
the convenience of registrants but the
erkvd Fto burden of compliance nevertheless always
shall be upon the person required to reg-
13.6-Committees shall be diligent to ascertain whether
those who appear before them in other
obeilient than an obviously individual capacity
have conformed with the requirements of
this Rule, and to report violations. No committeeman
knowingly shall permit an unregistered lobbyist to be

Rule Fourteen
14.1-The Chamber of the House shall be used only for
the legislative business of the House and
Useo the for the caucus meetings of its Members,
except upon occasions where the House
by resolution agrees to take part in any ceremonies to
be observed therein; and the Speaker shall not entertain
a motion for the suspension of this rule.
14.2-Other than present Members of the House of Rep-
resentatives and of the Senate, the per-
receive privilege sons hereinafter named, and none other,
shall be admitted during regular daily
sessions to the Chamber of the House, viz: The Governor
and Cabinet Members, Justices of the Supreme Court,
Members of Congress, contestants in election cases dur-
ing the pendency of their cases in the House, such per-
sons as have, by name, received the thanks of the
Legislature; former Governors, former Members of the
Cabinet, and former Members of the House of Represen-
tatives and Senate who are not interested in any claim

or directly in any bill pending before the Legislature,
and such employees of the House as may be needed on

Nov. 15, 1966

the interests he represents and the duration of his en-
gagement. The Chief Clerk shall publish in the Journal



public business, including such committee assistants as
shall be designated by committee chairmen and approved
by the Speaker. Visiting dignitaries or official guests may
be granted the privilege of the floor upon motion adopted
by a majority of the House.
14.3-Secretaries to the several Members of the House
and messengers may enter the chamber
Mecsretres, for the specific purpose of delivering a
message to the Member but shall not
remain longer than is necessary to accomplish that func-


the House is in session all male persons
in the House Chamber shall be attired
in coats and ties.

14.5-Persons privileged under 14.2 hereof and school
classes, but none others, may be presented
Recognition to the House, and these only by and at the
discretion of the Speaker. It shall be the
duty of the Chairman of the Committee on Rules &
Calendar to call the attention of the Speaker to infrac-
tions of this Rule.
14.6-The booths flanking the Speaker's Chair shall be
set aside to accommodate representatives
Press of the press, radio and television media
wishing to report proceedings and representatives thereof
shall be admitted to such area under such regulations as
the Speaker may from time to time prescribe. The
supervision of such portion of the floor shall be vested in
the Committee on Rules & Calendar, subject to the di-
rection and control of the Speaker.

Rule Fifteen
15.1-The rules of parliamentary practice of the House
of Representatives of the United States
nteretation shall govern this House in all cases in
which they are applicable and in which
they are not in conflict with the Rules and Precedents
of this House. It shall be the duty of the Speaker, or the
presiding officer for the time being, to interpret all Rules.
15.2-These Rules shall not be waived or suspended ex-
cept by a two-thirds vote of all the Mem-
Waiver and bers present, which motion when made
of Rules shall be decided without debate, except
that no motion to waive any Rule requir-
ing unanimous consent of the House shall be adopted
except by unanimous consent of those present.
15.3-All proposed actions touching the Rules and Or-
der of Business in the House shall be first
Changes in referred to the Committee on Rules &
Calendar, which shall report as soon as
practicable thereafter. Consideration of such a report
shall always be in order. No report of the Committee on
Rules & Calendar shall be received by the House unless
same shows a quorum of the Committee present in person
and a majority of those present agreeing on said report.


15.4-Unless otherwise indicated by these rules, all ac-
IMajority tion by the House shall be by majority
Action vote of those Members present.

15.5-Whenever in these rules reference is made to
"two-thirds of those present", "two-thirds
Construction vote", "two-thirds of the House", "two-
thirds of those voting", etc., these shall
all be construed to mean two-thirds of those Members
present, except that two-thirds of the House shall be
required to consider additional proposed legislation in
any extended session in accordance with Article III, Sec-
tion 2 of the Constitution.

15.6--When used in these Rules, the following words
shall, unless the text otherwise indicates,
General have the following respective meaning:
(a) The singular always includes the plural.
(b) The masculine always includes the feminine.
Upon motion by Mr. Rowell, the above report of the Com-
mittee on Rules & Calendar was accepted and the attached
Rules were adopted.

Appointment of Committees
The Speaker announced the appointment of
standing committees:

Leon N. McDonald, Sr., Chairman; Ray C.
Chairman; William V. Chappell, Jr., Richard
George B. Stallings, Jr.

the following

Osborne, Vice
A. Pettigrew,

J. J. Griffin, Jr., Chairman; James H. Sweeny, Jr., Vice
Chairman; Bob Alligood, William C. Andrews, Phil Ashler,
Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., William R. Conway, John Crider,
Robert C. De Young, Murray H. Dubbin, Frank Fee, Robert
Graham, Mary R. Grizzle, Warren S. Henderson, Robert T.
Mann, Coy J. Mitchell, Miley Miers, Richard A. Pettigrew,
W. H. Reedy, James H. Pruitt, Terrell Sessums, S. C. Smith,
Ken Smith, Wallace L. Storey, Fred H. Schultz, Louis Wolf-
son, II, Jess Yarborough.

On motion by Mr. Rowell, the House recessed at 3:20 P.M.
The House reconvened at 3:44 P.M. A quorum present.

Committee on Appropriations Organized
The Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations reported
the committee was organized and ready to transact business.

Appointment of Chairmen and Vice Chairmen
The Speaker announced the appointment of the following
Chairmen and Vice Chairmen of standing committees:
Terrell Sessums, Chairman
Arthur E. Karst, Vice Chairman
W. M. Inman, Chairman
E. C. Rowell, Vice Chairman


Lynwood Arnold, Chairman
Gordon W. Wells, Vice Chairman
J. J. Griffin, Jr., Chairman
James H. Sweeny, Jr., Vice Chairman
William V. Chappell, Jr., Chairman
James H. Pruitt, Vice Chairman
Arthur E. Karst, Chairman
W. H. Reedy, Vice Chairman
Coy J. Mitchell, Chairman
A. H. Craig, Vice Chairman
James Lorenzo Walker, Chairman
John W. Bell, Vice Chairman
Murray H. Dubbin, Chairman
Warren S. Henderson, Vice Chairman
Richard A. Pettigrew, Chairman
Charles E. Rainey, Vice Chairman
James H. Sweeny, Jr., Chairman
J. J. Griffin, Jr., Vice Chairman
James N. Beck, Chairman
M. T. Randell, Vice Chairman
Phil Ashler, Chairman
Donald H. Reed, Jr., Vice Chairman
Leon N. McDonald, Sr., Chairman
Ray C. Osborne, Vice Chairman
Frank Fee, Chairman
Bernie C. Papy, Jr., Vice Chairman
Gordon W. Wells, Chairman
Frank Fee, Vice Chairman
Henry W. Land, Chairman
Carey Matthews, Vice Chairman
George B. Stallings, Jr., Chairman
John L. Ducker, Vice Chairman
Robert T. Mann, Chairman
Lynwood Arnold, Vice Chairman
Ben C. Williams, Chairman
Ralph C. Tyre, Vice Chairman

Nov. 15, 1966


Jess Yarborough, Chairman
L. S. Campbell, Vice Chairman
Maxine Baker, Chairman
Kenneth M. Myers, Vice Chairman
Ray Mattox, Chairman
Richard A. Pettigrew, Vice Chairman
Carey Matthews, Chairman
James R. Eddy, Vice Chairman
Louis Wolfson, II, Chairman
Ray Mattox, Vice Chairman
James H. Pruitt, Chairman
Bob Alligood, Vice Chairman
W. H. Reedy, Chairman
John J. Savage, Vice Chairman
Ken Smith, Chairman
Robert T. Mann, Vice Chairman
Mack N. Cleveland, Jr., Chairman
Jess Yarborough, Vice Chairman
E. C. Rowell, Chairman
Murray H. Dubbin, Vice Chairman
A. H. Craig, Chairman
M. T. Randell, Vice Chairman
Fred Schultz, Chairman
Wallace L. Storey, Vice Chairman
S. C. Smith, Chairman
Mary R. Grizzle, Vice Chairman

Introduction of Guests
Representative Savage presented the Honorable William C.
Cramer, United States Congressman from the Twelfth District
of Florida and former Member of the Florida House of Repre-
sentatives from Pinellas County.
Representative Osborne presented the Honorable Charles R.
Holley, former Member of the Florida House of Representa-
tives from Pinellas County.

Adjournment sine die
Having completed its organization, the House of Representa-
tives, on motion by Mr. Rowell, adjourned at 3:59 P.M. sine die.


Nov. 15, 1966


THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the foregoing pages numbered
1 through 23, inclusive, are and constitute a complete, true
and correct journal and record of the proceedings of the House
of Representatives of the State of Florida at the Organization
Session of the Forty-first Legislature under the Constitution
of 1885, held on November 15, 1966.

Tallahassee, Florida
November 21, 1966






November 15, 1966






NOVEMBER 15, 1966


Ralph D. TurlingtonJames Lorenzo WalkerAllen Morris
SpeakerSpeaker pro temporeClerk

ALLIGOOD, BOB-Orange-Osceola Counties
Committees: Public Roads & Highways (Vice chairman);
Appropriations; Rules & Calendar
ALVAREZ, TED-Duval County
ANDREWS, WILLIAM C.-Alachua-Gilchrist-Putnam Counties
Committees: Appropriations
Committees: Apportionment (Chairman); Judiciary D (Vice
ASHLER, PHIL-Escambia County
Committees: Higher Education (Chairman); Appropriations
BAKER, MAXINE E.-Dade County
Committees: Mental Health (Chairman)
BECK, JAMES N.-Alachua-Gilchrist-Putnam Counties
Committees: Game & Fresh Water Fish (Chairman); Rules
& Calendar
BELL, JOHN W. (Jack)-Broward County
Committees: Claims B (Vice chairman)
BIRD, RICHARD A.-Broward County
BRAKE, ROBERT M.-Dade County
BRANTLEY, LEW-Duval County
BRASHER, JOHN C.-Pasco County
BRIGGS, WARREN M.-Escambia County
BROWER, DAVID L.-Dade County
CAMPBELL, L. S. (Sam)-Holmes-Walton-Washington Counties
Committees: Local Government (Vice chairman)
CHAPPELL, WILLIAM V., JR.-Citrus-Hernando-Marion-Sum-
ter Counties
Committees: Banks & Loans (Chairman); House Adminis-
tration; Rules & Calendar
CLARK, JOHN R.-Polk County
CLEVELAND, MACK N., JR.-Lake-Seminole Counties
Committees: Retirement & Personnel (Chairman); Appro-
COLLINS, PALMER W.-Brevard County
CONDON, RICHARD-Broward County
CONWAY, WILLIAM R.-Volusia County
Committees: Appropriations

CRAIG, A. H.-Flagler-St. Johns Counties
Committees: Salt Water Conservation (Chairman); Claims A
(Vice chairman)
CRAMER, HUGH B.-Broward County
CRIDER, JOHN-Duval County
Committees: Appropriations
D'ALEMBERTE, TALBOT (Sandy)-Dade County
DANAHY, PAUL W.-Hillsborough County
DE YOUNG, ROBERT C.-Palm Beach County
Committees: Appropriations
Committees: Commerce (Chairman); Rules & Calendar (Vice
chairman); Appropriations
DUCKER, JOHN L.-Orange-Osceola Counties
Committees: Judiciary C (Vice chairman)
EDDY, JAMES R.-Broward County
Committees: Pari-Mutuel Affairs (Vice chairman); Rules &
ELMORE, HENTON D.-Okaloosa-Santa Rosa Counties
FEE, FRANK-Indian River-Martin-Okeechobee-St. Lucie Coun-
Committees: Insurance & Workmen's Compensation (Chair-
man); Judiciary A (Vice chairman); Appropriations; Rules
& Calendar
FLEECE, WILLIAM H.-Pinellas County
FORTUNE, EDMOND M.-Okaloosa-Santa Rosa Counties
FULFORD, BILL-Orange-Osceola Counties
GALLEN, TOM-Manatee County
GAUTIER, JEFF D.-Dade County
Committees: Appropriations
GRIFFIN, BEN-Orange-Osceola Counties
GRIFFIN, J. J., JR.-Orange-Osceola Counties
Committees: Appropriations (Chairman); Finance & Taxa-
tion (Vice chairman); Rules & Calendar



GRIZZLE, MARY R.-Pinellas County PRUITT, JAMES H.-Brevard County
Committees: State Institutions (Vice chairman); Appropri- Committees: Public Roads & Highways (Chairman); Banks
nations & Loans (Vice chairman); Appropriations; Rules & Calen-
RAINEY, CHARLES E.-Pinellas County
HARTNETT, ROBERT C.-Dade County Committees: Elections (Vice chairman)
HECTOR, ROBERT C.-Dade County RANDELL, M. T. (Ted)-Charlotte-Collier-Glades-Hendry-Lee
HENDERSON, WARREN S.-Sarasota County Counties
Committees: Commerce (Vice chairman); Appropriations Committes: Game & Fresh Water Fish (Vice chairman);
Salt Water Conservation (Vice chairman)
HODES, RICHARD S.-Hillsborough County REDMAN, JAMES L.-Hillsborough County
HOLLOWAY, VERNON C.-Dade County REED, DONALD H., JR.-Palm Beach County
HUMPHREY, JOSEPH W. H.-Palm Beach County Committees: Higher Education (Vice chairman); Rules &
INMAN, W. M. (Bill)-Gadsden-Liberty Counties Calendar
Committees: Agriculture (Chairman) REEDY, W. H. (Bill)-Lake-Seminole Counties
KARST, ARTHUR E. (Art)-Indian River-Martin-Okeecho- Committees: Public Safety (Chairman); Citrus (Vice chair-
bee-St. Lucie Counties man); Appropriations
Committees: Citrus (Chairman); Ad Valorem Taxation (Vice REEVES, JAMES J.-Escambia County
chairman); Rules & Calendar REGISTER, WILLIAM M., JR.-Hillsborough County
KENNELLY, JOSEPH G., Jr.-Duval County RENICK, DICK-Dade County
KLASSEN, BERNARD-Broward County ROBINSON, A. S. (Jim)-Pinellas County
'LAND, HENRY W.-Orange-Osceola Counties
LAND, ENRY W.-range-sceola Counties ROWELL, E. C.-Citrus-Hernando-Marion-Sumter Counties
Committees: Judiciary B (Chairman) Bills, resolutions and memorials introduced: Number 1
LEWIS, GERALD-Dade County Committees: Rules & Calendar (Chairman); Agriculture (Vice
MANN, ROBERT T.-Hillsborough County RUDE, ARTHUR H.-Broward County
Committees: Judiciary D (Chairman); Public School Educa-
tion (Vice chairman); Appropriations; Rules & Calendar RUST, ROBERT W.-Palm Beach County
MARTINEZ, ELVIN L.-Hillsborough County RYALS, JOHN L.-Hillsborough County
Committees: Pari-Mutuel Affairs (Chairman); Judiciary B SAVAGE, JOHN J.-Pinelas County
(Vice chairman); Rules & Calendar SAVAGE, JOHN J-Piellas Conty
Committees: Public Safety (Vice chairman); Rules & Calen-
MATTOX, RAY-Polk County dar
Committees: Motor Vehicles & Carriers (Chairman); Public SCARBOROUGH, DAN-Duval County
Health & Welfare (Vice chairman)
MCDONALD, LEON N., SR.-Hamilton-Lafayette-Madison- SCHULTZ, FRED-Duval County
Suwannee Counties Committees: State Governmental Organization & Efficiency
(Chairman); Appropriations; Rules & Calendar
Committees: House Administration (Chairman)
SESSUMS, T. TERRELL-Hillsborough County
MCDONALD, TOM-Lake-Seminole Counties Committees: Ad Valorem Taxation (Chairman); Appropria-
MIDDLEMAS, JOHN ROBERT-Bay-Gulf Counties tions
MIERS, MILEY L.-Franklin-Leon-Wakulla Counties SHAW, EUGENE F.-Bradford-Clay-Union Counties
"Committees: Appropriations SINGLETON, CARL A.-Dade County
MITCHELL, COY J.-Calhoun-Jackson Counties SMITH, KEN-Dixie-Jefferson-Levy-Taylor Counties
Committees: Claims A (Chairman); Appropriations Committees: Public School Education (Chairman); Appro-
MURPHY, JACK-Pinellas County priations
MYERS, KENNETH M.-Dade County SMITH, S. CHESTERFIELD-DeSoto-Hardee-Highlands Coun-
Committees: Mental Health (Vice chairman) Committees: State Institutions (Chairman); Appropriations;
NICHOLS, DONALD G.-Duval County Rules & Calendar
NINOS, ANTHONY-Brevard County SPICOLA, GUY W.-Hillsborough County
OSBORNE, RAY C.-Pinellas County STAFFORD, DON H.-Pinellas County
Committees: House Administration (Vice chairman)
PAPY, BERNIE C., JR.--Monroe County STALLINGS, GEORGE B., JR.-Duval County
Committees: Insurance & Workmen's Compensation (Vice Committees: Judiciary C (Chairman); House Administration;
chairman); Rules & Calendar Rules & Calendar
Committees: Elections (Chairman); Motor Vehicles & Car- Committees: State Governmental Organization & Efficiency
riers (Vice chairman); Appropriations; House Administra- (Vice chairman); Appropriations; Rules & Calendar
tion SWEENY, JAMES H., JR.-Volusia County
POORBAUGH, JACK-Palm Beach County Committees: Finance & Taxation (Chairman); Appropriations
PRATT, JEROME-Manatee County (Vice chairman); Rules & Calendar
PROMINSKI, HENRY J.-Broward County TUCKER, DONALD L.-Franklin-Leon-Wakulla Counties


TURLINGTON, RALPH D.-Alachua-Gilchrist-Putnam Coun-
TYRE, RALPH C.-Baker-Columbia-Nassau Counties
Committees: Labor (Vice chairman); Rules & Calendar
WALKER, JAMES LORENZO-Charlotte-Collier-Glades-Hen-
dry-Lee Counties
Committees: Claims B (Chairman)
WELLS, GORDON W.-Escambia County
Committees: Judiciary A (Chairman); Apportionment
chairman); Rules & Calendar
WHITSON, ED S., JR.-Pinellas County
WILLIAMS, BEN C.-Bay-Gulf Counties
Committees: Labor (Chairman)
Committees: Public Health & Welfare (Chairman); Appro-
(Vice Committees: Local Government (Chairman); Retirement &
Personnel (Vice chairman); Appropriations; Rules & Cal-


Subject Pages Subject
Appointment of 7, 22, 23

Certified List 1, 2

Elected 3
Speaker pro tempore


The status of all bills introduced in the House of Representatives during the 1966 organizational session
is indicated in the tabulation below, using the following abbreviations:
A Adopted


HR 1 Organization of House Rowell 7 A