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Table of Contents
    Title Page
        Page i
    Members of the House of Representatives
        Page ii
        Page iii
        Page iv
    November 1974
        Tuesday, November 19
            Page 1
            Page 2
            Page 3
            Page 4
            Page 5
            Page 6
            Page 7
            Page 8
            Page 9
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            Page 11
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Journ



al



of the

House of Representatives



ORGANIZATION SESSION



of the
FOURTH LEGISLATURE



[under the Constitution as Revised in 1968]

NOVEMBER 19, 1974



[Including a record of transmittal of Acts subsequent to sine die adjournment]









MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Organization and Special Sessions 1974
[Democrats in roman (86); Republicans in italic (34)]



District
Part of ESCAMBIA
1 Grover C. Robinson, Pensacola
2 R. W. "Smokey" Peaden, Pensacola
3 Clyde H. Hagler, Pensacola
OKALOOSA, parts of ESCAMBIA,
SANTA ROSA, WALTON
4 Edmond M. Fortune, Pace
5 J. G. "Jerry" Melvin, Ft. Walton Beach
6 Jere Tolton, Ft. Walton Beach
HOLMES, parts of JACKSON,
WALTON, WASHINGTON
7 Wayne Mixson, Marianna
Parts of BAY, WALTON, WASHINGTON
8 Earl Hutto, Panama City
CALHOUN, GULF, parts of BAY,
GADSDEN, JACKSON, LIBERTY
9 William J. Rish, Port St. Joe
FRANKLIN, parts of GADSDEN,
JEFFERSON, LIBERTY,
TAYLOR, WAKULLA
10 James Harold Thompson, Quincy
LEON, parts of JEFFERSON,
MADISON, WAKULLA
11 Donald L. Tucker, Tallahassee
12 Herbert F. Morgan, Tallahassee
COLUMBIA, HAMILTON, parts of
MADISON, SUWANNEE
13 Sherrill N. Skinner, Lake City
CITRUS, DIXIE, GILCHRIST,
LAFAYETTE, LEVY, parts of
HERNANDO, MARION, SUWANNEE,
TAYLOR
14 Gene Hodges, Cedar Key
BAKER, NASSAU, parts of DUVAL,
UNION
15 George R. Grosse, Jacksonville
Part of DUVAL
16 Mary L. Singleton, Jacksonville
17 John R. Forbes, Jacksonville



District
18 John W. Lewis, Jacksonville
19 Eric Smith, Jacksonville
20 Carl Ogden, Jacksonville
21 Thomas L. Hazouri, Jacksonville
22 Steve Pajcic, Jacksonville
23 R. Earl Dixon, Jacksonville
24 Ander Crenshaw, Jacksonville
BRADFORD, CLAY, part of ST. JOHNS
25 Frank Williams, Starke



26
27



ALACHUA, parts of MARION,
PUTNAM, UNION
Sidney Martin, Hawthorne
William C. Andrews, Gainesville



Parts of FLAGLER, PUTNAM, ST. JOHNS
28 A. H. "Gus" Craig, St. Augustine

VOLUSIA, part of FLAGLER
29 William R. Conway, Ormond Beach
30 Samuel P. Bell III, Ormond Beach
31 J. Hyatt Brown, Ormond Beach
Parts of LAKE, MARION
32 Wayne C. McCall, Ocala
Parts of ORANGE, SEMINOLE
33 Bob Hattaway, Altamonte Springs
Parts of LAKE, MARION, SEMINOLE
34 Vince Fechtel, Leesburg

Parts of LAKE, MARION, SUMTER
35 Richard H. Langley, Clermont

Parts of HERNANDO, PASCO, POLK,
SUMTER
36 John R. Culbreath, Brooksville

Parts of PASCO, PINELLAS
37 Ronald R. Richmond, New Port Richey



38
39
40



Part of ORANGE
William L. Gibson, Orlando
Harvey W. Matthews, Orlando
W. E. "Bill" Fulford, Orlando









District
41 Fred Hagan, Orlando
42 William D. Gorman, Tangerine
43 Dick J. Batchelor, Orlando



Parts of BREVARD, ORANGE, SEMINOLE
David L. Barrett, Indialantic
Clark Maxwell, Jr., Melbourne
Jane W. Robinson, Merritt Island
C. William Nelson, Melbourne



INDIAN RIVER, parts of BREVARD,
OKEECHOBEE, OSCEOLA, ST. LUCIE
48 Chester Clem, Vero Beach



Parts of HIGHLANDS, OSCEOLA, POLK
Ray Mattox, Winter Haven
John R. Clark, Lakeland
Wendell H. Watson, Lakeland
C. Fred Jones, Auburndale

Part of PINELLAS
Mary R. Grizzle, Clearwater
S. Curtis Kiser, Palm Harbor
Tom R. Moore, Clearwater
Betty Easley, Clearwater
Dennis McDonald, St. Petersburg
George F. Hieber II, St. Petersburg
Richard Price, St. Petersburg
Roger H. Wilson, Seminole
Laurent W. Belanger, St. Petersburg

Parts of HILLSBOROUGH, POLK
James L. Redman, Plant City
John L. Ryals, Brandon
R. Ed Blackburn, Jr., Temple Terrace
Jim "Trooper Jim" Foster, Tampa

Part of HILLSBOROUGH
H. Lee Moffitt, Tampa
Ray C. Knopke, Tampa
Richard S. Hodes, Tampa
George H. Sheldon, Tampa
Helen Gordon Davis, Tampa



District
HARDEE, parts of MANATEE, SARASOTA
71 Ralph H. Haben, Jr., Palmetto
72 Patrick K. Neal, Holmes Beach

Parts of CHARLOTTE, MANATEE,
SARASOTA
73 Granville H. Crabtree, Jr., Sarasota
74 Robert M. Johnson, Sarasota

DESOTO, parts of CHARLOTTE,
HIGHLANDS, SARASOTA
75 Fred Burrall, Port Charlotte

Parts of MARTIN, ST. LUCIE
76 Charles L. "Chuck" Nergard, Port St. Lucie



Parts of MARTIN, OKEECHOBEE,
PALM BEACH
77 Jack M. Poorbaugh, Jupiter



78
79
80
81
82
83


84
85
86
87
88



Parts of BROWARD, PALM BEACH
Don F. Hazelton, West Palm Beach
Gene Campbell, West Palm Beach
William G. James, Delray Beach
Edward J. Healey, West Palm Beach
John J. Considine, Mangonia Park
Thomas F. Lewis, North Palm Beach

Part of BROWARD
Van B. Poole, Ft. Lauderdale
Arthur H. Rude, Ft. Lauderdale
Karen B. Coolman, Ft. Lauderdale
George Williamson, Ft. Lauderdale
Randy Avon, Ft. Lauderdale



49
50
51
52



53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61


62
63
64
65


66
67
68
69
70



92
93
94
95



Parts of BROWARD, DADE
Tom McPherson, Ft. Lauderdale
Harold Joseph Dyer, Hollywood
John (Jack) Miller, Hollywood
Walter C. Young, Pembroke Pines



44
45
46
47



COLLIER, GLADES, parts of
HENDRY, HIGHLANDS, LEE
89 Mary Ellen Hawkins, Naples
Parts of CHARLOTTE, HENDRY, LEE
90 Franklin B. Mann, Ft. Myers
91 H. Paul Nuckolls. Ft. Myers









District
96 Charles "Charlie" W. Boyd, Hollywood
97 David J. Lehman, Hollywood
Part of DADE
98 Elaine Gordon, Miami Beach
99 Barry Kutun, Miami Beach
100 Elaine Bloom, North Miami Beach
101 Paul B. Steinberg, Miami Beach
102 Gwen Margolis, North Miami
103 Alan S. Becker, North Miami
104 William H. Lockward, Miami Lakes
105 Joe Lang Kershaw, Miami
106 Gwen Sawyer Cherry, Miami
107 A. M. "Tony" Fontana, Miami Lakes
108 John A. Hill, Miami Lakes



District
109 Joseph M. Gersten, Miami
110 Walter W. "Wallie" Sackett, Jr., Miami
111 Tom Gallagher, Coconut Grove
112 Barry Richard, Miami
113 Nancy O. Harrington, Coral Gables
114 Robert C. Hector, Miami
115 James F. Eckhart, Miami
116 Robert W. McKnight, Miami
117 Charles C. "Charlie" Papy, Jr., Coral Gables
118 Dick Clark, Miami
119 Bill Flynn, Miami

MONROE, part of DADE
120 William A. Freeman, Jr., Key West



OFFICERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Organization and Special Sessions 1974



Speaker-Donald L. Tucker
Speaker pro tempore-John L. Ryals



Clerk-Allen Morris
Sergeant at Arms-Philip W. LaBarge










THE JOURNAL OF THE FLORIDA



House of Representatives



ORGANIZATION SESSION



Tuesday, November 19, 1974


Journal of the House of Representatives for the Organization Session of the Fourth Legislature convened under
the Constitution of Florida as Revised in 1968, begun and held at the Capitol in the City of Tallahassee, in the
State of Florida, on Tuesday, November 19, 1974, being the day fixed by the Constitution for the purpose.



Under Rule 3.1, Allen Morris, Clerk of the preceding Session,
delegated the duties of temporary presiding officer to The
Honorable Terrell Sessums, former Speaker. Mr. Sessums called
the House to order at 2:00 p.m.

The following certified list of Members elected to the House
of Representatives was received:

STATE OF FLORIDA)
) SS
OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE)

I, DOROTHY W. GLISSON, 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 Elec-
tion held on the Fifth day of November, A. D., 1974 as shown
by the election returns on file in this office:
HOUSE DISTRICT
NUMBER
1-Grover C. Robinson, III, Pensacola
2-R. W. "Smokey" Peaden, Pensacola
3-Clyde H. Hagler, Pensacola
4-Edmond M. Fortune, Pace
5-Jerry G. Melvin, Fort Walton Beach
6-Jere Tolton, Fort Walton Beach
7-Wayne Mixson, Marianna
8-Earl Hutto, Panama City
9-William J. (Billy) Rish, Port St. Joe
10-James Harold Thompson, Quincy
11-Donald L. Tucker, Tallahassee
12-Herbert F. (Herb) Morgan, Tallahassee
13-Sherrill (Pete) Skinner, Lake City
14-Gene Hodges, Cedar Key
15-George R. Grosse, Jacksonville
16-Mary L. Singleton, Jacksonville
17-John R. Forbes, Jacksonville
18-John W. Lewis, Jacksonville
19-Eric B. Smith, Jacksonville
20-Carl Ogden, Jacksonville
21-Tommy Hazouri, Jacksonville
22-Steve Pajcic, Jacksonville
23-Earl Dixon, Jacksonville
24-Ander Crenshaw, Jacksonville
25-Frank Williams, Starke
26-Sidney Martin, Hawthorne
27-Bill Andrews, Gainesville
28-A. H. (Gus) Craig, St. Augustine
29-William R. Conway, Ormond Beach
30-Samuel P. Bell, III, Ormond Beach
31-Hyatt Brown, Ormond Beach
32-Wayne C. McCall, Ocala
33-Bob Hattaway, Altamonte Springs
34-Vince Fechtel, Jr., Leesburg
35-Richard H. (Dick) Langley, Clermont
36-John R. Culbreath, Brooksville
37-Ronald R. Richmond, New Port Richey
38-William L. Gibson, Orlando
39-Harvey W. Matthews, Orlando
40-Bill Fulford, Orlando
41-Fred B. Hagan, Orlando
42-Bill Gorman, Tangerine
43-Dick J. Batchelor, Orlando
1



HOUSE DISTRICT
NUMBER
44-David L. Barrett, Indialantic
45-Clark Maxwell, Jr., Melbourne
46-Jane W. Robinson, Merritt Island
47-Bill Nelson, Melbourne
48-Chester Clem, Vero Beach
49-Ray Mattox, Winter Haven
50-John R. Clark, Lakeland
51-Wendell H. Watson, Lakeland
52-C. Fred Jones, Auburndale
53-Mary R. Grizzle, Clearwater
54-S. Curtis Kiser, Palm Harbor
55-Tom R. Moore, Clearwater
56-Betty Easley, Clearwater
57-Dennis McDonald, St. Petersburg
58-George F. Hieber, II, St. Petersburg
59-Richard "Dick" Price, St. Petersburg
60-Roger H. Wilson, Seminole
61-L. W. Larry Belanger, St. Petersburg
62-James L. Redman, Plant City
63-John L. Ryals, Brandon
64-R. Ed Blackburn, Jr., Temple Terrace
65-Jim Foster, Tampa
66-H. Lee Moffitt, Tampa
67-Ray C. Knopke, Tampa
68-Richard S. Hodes, Tampa
69-George H. Sheldon, Tampa
70-Helen Gordon Davis, Tampa
71-Ralph H. Haben, Palmetto
72-Patrick K. (Pat) Neal, Holmes Beach
73-Granville H. Crabtree, Jr., Sarasota
74-Robert M. Johnson, Sarasota
75-Fred Burrall, Port Charlotte
76-Charles "Chuck" Nergard, Port St. Lucie
77-Jack M. Poorbaugh, Jupiter
78-Donald F. Hazelton, West Palm Beach
79-Gene Campbell, West Palm Beach
80-William G. James, Delray Beach
81-Edward J. Healey, West Palm Beach
82-John J. Considine, Mangonia Park
83-Tom Lewis, North Palm Beach
84-Van B. Poole, Fort Lauderdale
85-Arthur H. Rude, Fort Lauderdale
86-Karen Coolman, Fort Lauderdale
87-George A. Williamson, Fort Lauderdale
88-Randy Avon, Fort Lauderdale
89-Mary Ellen Hawkins, Naples
90-Franklin B. (Frank) Mann, Fort Myers
91-Hugh Paul Nuckolls, Fort Myers
92-Tom McPherson, Fort Lauderdale
93-Harold J. Dyer, Hollywood
94-John (Jack) Miller, Hollywood
95-Walter C. "Walt" Young, Pembroke Pines
96-Charles W. Boyd, Hollywood
97-David J. Lehman, Hollywood
98-Elaine Gordon, Miami Beach
99-Barry Kutun, Miami Beach
100-Elaine Bloom, North Miami Beach
101-Paul B. Steinberg, Miami Beach
102-Gwen Margolis, North Miami
103-Alan S. Becker, North Miami
104-William H. Lockward, Miami Lakes
105-Joe Lang Kershaw, Miami









JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



HOUSE DISTRICT
NUMBER
106-Gwendolyn Cherry, Miami
107-A. M. "Tony" Fontana, Miami Lakes
108-John A. Hill, Miami Lakes
109-Joe Gersten, Miami
110-Walter W. Sackett, Jr., Miami
111-Tom Gallagher, Coconut Grove
112-Barry Richard, Miami
113-Nancy 0. Harrington, Coral Gables
114-Robert C. Hector, Miami
115-James F. (Jim) Eckhart, Miami
116-Bob McKnight, Miami
117-Charles C. Papy, Jr., Coral Gables
118-Dick Clark, Miami
119-Bill Flynn, Miami
120-William A. Freeman, Jr., Key West

S GIVEN under my hand and the
Great Seal of the State of Florida
at Tallahassee, The Capital, this
a 18th day of November, A. D., 1974.

DOROTHY W. GLISSON
Secretary of State

The names of the Members being called, a quorum was deter-
mined to be present.


Prayer

Prayer by Elder Joseph E. Bone, Tallahassee Stake Patriarch
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:
O, Father in Heaven: Having thus assembled in this
Organizational Session of the Florida Legislative Body,
we seek Thy grace, Thy love and continuing mercies. We
ask Thy blessings at this hour, and Thy sustaining influence
in all the deliberations of this august Body.
We offer up our prayers and supplications on behalf of
each member, individually and collectively, that they may
reach the highest goals attainable to the human soul. May
they each represent their constituency with honesty and
integrity; justifying the faith, hope, and trust embodied
in their high office. May their collective efforts culminate
in resolving the ever-mounting problems of State govern-
ment.
We pray for the retiring Speaker of the House, that he
may find joy in his new endeavors. We pray for the
Speaker-elect, that as the mantle of presidency falls upon
him, he may accept with a humble and grateful heart, the
great trust placed in him and unite this Body in a common
effort for the well-being of this great State and its people.
In these troubled times, as the Constitution of this great
nation may appear to hang as if by a bare thread, may men
and women of good will use the great powers and trust
placed in them in a common effort to lift this nation to its
great potential.
May we remember the poor and needy of the world; the
aged and afflicted, and particularly of this State and nation.
May we remember that the fullness of the earth is His
who created it. May we consider this land of America to
be choice above all other lands, and use its abundance for
the good of all mankind.
May charity abound always in our hearts, for it is so
written that "Charity is the pure love for Christ which
endureth forever, and he who is found with it at the last
day, all shall be well with him."
May this Godly ideal permeate our souls and quicken us to
action --- in Jesus Christ's name, we pray. Amen


Pledge



The Members pledged allegiance to the Flag.



Oath taken by Members
The Members, as shown in the certificate from the Secre-
tary of State, came forward and took the Oath of Office pre-
scribed by the Constitution of the State of Florida from Justice
B. K. Roberts of the Supreme Court.


Election of the Speaker
The Chairman announced that nominations would now be re-
ceived for Speaker of the House of Representatives, under
Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution, for a term of two
years from this date.

Remarks by Mr. Clark
Representative Dick Clark nominated The Honorable Donald
L. Tucker for Speaker with the following remarks:
Mr. Chairman and fellow members of the House: I have
stood at this well many times to speak for Don Tucker. Today
I rise again in his behalf. Don Tucker is a viable leader who
can lend his invaluable experience to the many problems this
great state must face in the future. He will guide this body
as it deals with the grave economic problems we face in the
coming months. He is keenly aware of the urban development
and growth problems that Florida is encountering today, as
the fastest growing state in the Union. He is a man who recog-
nizes that the problems of our environment are all interde-
pendent and cannot be solved in isolation, but should be dealt
with in a carefully coordinated program which would insure
this state a sound growth policy.
I stood up here during the organizational session of the
Democrats to speak for Representative Tucker, and I told
everybody in the crowd that I couldn't see. Since then I got
bifocals and I'm seeing double right now. So I'm having a
problem. I'd like to speak off the cuff for a moment and con-
tinue.
It feels like I'm addressing a florist convention, with all the
flowers in here today. I welcome all the new members; it's
great to have you on board.
This is a very solemn occasion in the history of the State
of Florida. Today is our 150th anniversary, and I think it
is very fitting that we're here today to nominate a man who
I think is going to help Florida grow in the next 150 years
through a lot of the legislation we'll pass during the upcoming
session. I think Don Tucker is one of the finest, fairest in-
dividuals that this House will ever be blessed with, and I
deem it a sincere privilege and a complete honor to place
in nomination the name of Donald L. Tucker as the next
Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.

Remarks by Mr. Craig
Representative Craig seconded the nomination of Mr. Tucker
for Speaker with the following remarks:
Mr. Speaker, members of the House, friends, distinguished
guests: It's a pleasure to be here today, to have this privilege
that doesn't very often come to a person, to second the nomina-
tion of a man whom I've served with since he came to the
Florida Legislature.
I believe that probably one of the greatest assets he has
is not only the fact that he's a great leader, but one thing
that I feel is really important, and should be important to all
the new members of the House as well as those of us who
have served for a number of years, is the fact that when Don
gives you his word, you can count on it and that's the way it's



going to be. You won't have to come back the next day and
say, "Well, is it a different story, or just where do we really



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stand ?" He's been that way since I've been here; I assure you
that he's going to be that way with the members of the Florida
Legislature. He's going to run a tight ship for us. He's going
to do a good job. And he's going to be one of the greatest
Speakers to go down in the history of the State of Florida.
I have the pleasure of seconding the nomination of Donald
L. Tucker for Speaker of the Florida Legislature.

Remarks by Mr. Fortune
Representative Fortune seconded the nomination of Mr.
Tucker with the following remarks:
Mr. Chairman, fellow members of the House: Earlier this year
I stood at this well to second the nomination of Donald L.
Tucker as the next Speaker of the House.
I have had the opportunity to watch him through seven
sessions of the legislature in which he has demonstrated those
abilities which have made him such an invaluable member of
this body. Nothing could give me more pride than to once more
rise in his behalf, to second his nomination as our next Speaker.
Don's career spans eight years of unselfish devotion to his
office, to his constituents, and to the House of Representatives
itself.
The legislation that Don has sponsored and worked for during
his years as a legislator has sought to help not just an
individual group, but all citizens of the state. It has reflected
his unfailing conviction that all Floridians are dependent on
their fellows .. that what is harmful to one is harmful to
all ... and that what assists or strengthens one strengthens all.
When we look for a leader as Speaker of the House, there
are many ingredients we seek to fulfill. Don Tucker has the
ingredients much needed in these unique and trying years-
principle above party-welfare of the people above personal
gain-when you put these two combinations together, you have
tremendous capabilities ....
Today is a very significant day for our state, our legislature
and the people of Florida. We select from among us an in-
dividual who will chart the course, and together we will set our
sails to great destiny for the coming two years.
I am proud to speak on behalf of a man who has the
courage to face up to today's problems. Florida's leaders must
have the leadership ability to understand her problems of today
and the problems that will face each of us as legislators.
Don Tucker has the courage to speak for the rich and the poor-
black and white-and yes he has the courage to speak of religion
and politics-for they definitely influence each other.
By the grace of God our forefathers brought into being a
new nation and by the grace of God we must accept the obli-
gation to keep intact the moral and ethical principles upon
which our nation was founded.
In ,these few moments I have tried to describe the qualities
of leadership that I feel Florida's history demands of the
Speaker of her House of Representatives.
Don can fill these demands--they can be best predicted by
the kind of man he has been and the kind of life he has led.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is with a great deal of pleasure
that I stand before you and second the nomination of the next
Speaker of the House, Don Tucker.

Remarks by Mr. Clem



Representative Clem nominated The Honorable William G.
James for Speaker with the following remarks:



Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House of Repre-
sentatives: It is my pleasure and privilege to place in nomina-
tion for Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives a
man with a substantial background in service to the: Florida
Legislature and to the people of the State of Florida.
Our nominee has a distinguished legislative career. He was
elected to the Florida House of Representatives first in: 1967,
again in 1968, 1972, and in 1974. He has served as Chairman of
the Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation. He has served
on the Board of Governors of the National Society of State
Legislators. He has represented Florida on several occasions
at national conferences on state government. He is effective
in committee work and fearless in debate on the House floor.
In addition to legislative service and ability, the individual
that we select as Speaker of the House of Representatives must
have the qualities of compassion and fairness. Hopefully the
person that we select as our Speaker will recognize that every
member of this legislative body represents the people of the
State of Florida and deserves fairness and equality of treat-
ment. Our nominee has proven himself as a fair-minded indivi-
dual who, as Speaker, will heed and hear your advice.
It is my pleasure and privilege to nominate a leader, a friend;
and one very qualified to be our Speaker-William G. "Bill"
James.

Remarks by Mr. Lewis
Representative Tom Lewis seconded the nomination of Mr.
James with the following remarks: :
Mr. Speaker, fellow colleagues, ladies and gentlemen: It is
with the utmost pride, and a deep sense of humility, that I have
the opportunity to stand before this august body to-second
the name of a man who, for the most of his life, has demon-
strated his deep concern for his fellow men; a man who is not
afraid to stand up and speak for what he believes in; a man
who has deep devotion for the family unit; a man who puts
Florida above personal gain; a man of integrity; a leader among
men.
Ladies and gentlemen, I stand before you in this hallowed
chamber to proudly second the nomination of a great legislator,
a very close friend, and a great American. I give you The
Honorable William G. "Bill" James for Speaker of the
Florida House of Representatives.

Representatives Tucker and James were the nominees for
Speaker.

The Chairman appointed Representatives Jane Robinson and
Brown as tellers.

When the votes were cast for Speaker, the result was:
Tucker--85



Andrews
Barrett
Batchelor
Becker
Bell
Blackburn
Bloom
Boyd
Brown
Campbell
Cherry
Clark, Dick
Clark, J. R.
Considine
Conway
Coolman
Craig



Culbreath
Davis
Dixon
Dyer
Eckhart
Flynn
Fontana
Forbes
Fortune
Foster
Freeman
Fulford
Gersten
Gordon
Grosse
Haben
Hagler



Harrington
Hattaway
Hazouri
Healey
Hector
Hill
Hodes
Hodges
Hutto
Jones
Kershaw
Knopke
Kutun
Lehman
Lewis, J. W.
Lockward
Mann .



Margolis
Martin
Mattox
McCall
McKnight
McPherson
Melvin
Miller
Mixson
Moffitt
Moore
Morgan
Neal
Nelson
Ogden
Pajcic
Papy



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Peaden
Redman
Richard
Rish
Robinson, G. C.



Ryals
Sackett
Sheldon
Singleton
Skinner



Smith
Steinberg
Thompson
Tolton
Watson



Williams
Young



Representative Tucker passed.

James-33



Avon
Belanger
Burrall
Clem
Crabtree
Crenshaw
Easley
Fechtel
Gallagher



Gibson
Gorman
Grizzle
Hagan
Hawkins
Hazelton
Hieber
Johnson
Kiser



Langley
Lewis, T.
Matthews
Maxwell
McDonald
Nergard
Nuckolls
Poole
Poorbaugh



Price
Richmond
Robinson, J. W.
Rude
Williamson
Wilson



Representative James passed.

Mr. Tucker was declared the duly elected Speaker for the next
two years.

On motion by Mr. Becker, Representatives Dick Clark, Craig,
Ryals, Fortune, and Ogden were appointed by the Chairman as
a committee to escort Mr. Tucker and his wife to the rostrum.

The Chairman presented the Speaker's wife, Donna.

Mr. Justice Roberts administered the Oath of Office to the
Speaker.

The Speaker was given the gavel and then presented by the
Chairman to the membership.

THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR

Mr. Tucker spoke remarks of acceptance and appreciation
after which he introduced his three sons, Donnie, Joe, and
Richard.

Election of Speaker pro tempore
The Speaker announced that nominations would now be
received for Speaker pro tempore for a term, under Rule 1.1.

Remarks by Mr. Blackburn
Representative Blackburn nominated The Honorable John L.
Ryals for Speaker pro tempore with the following remarks:
Mr. Speaker and my colleagues in the House of Representa-
tives: In these troubled and turbulent times, and in this period
of transition of leadership, it is most important that those who
will now lead us have a broad concept of state government,
have an understanding of the problems that now beset our
state and nation, and even more importantly, have a depth of
understanding of the people whom we serve, and especially so,
since many of them are victims caught in the web of a
multitude of problems that challenge the best of those who
would try to serve them.
This friend and colleague whom I would nominate-John
Ryals-is such a man. And his background well equips him
for this high post of leadership.
He is a native Floridian, born and raised in a farming com-
munity in east Hillsborough County. And he still farms, for he
is a successful citrus grower. He also is, and has been, a suc-
cessful businessman.
His experience and leadership in government will be a most
valuable asset to our state and this will serve as an anchor
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He was first elected to the House in 1966 and has been re-
elected each time since, most of these without opposition.
As I pointed out earlier at our own Caucus, he is an en-
thusiastic worker in our party. He was opposed by a member of
the minority party in the 1972 general election, a fellow whom
he defeated handily. As an example of my nominee's political
vigor, he persuaded this fellow to switch and become a member
of our own party, and when the 1974 primaries rolled around,
this new and enthusiastic subject of his persuasion challenged
me for my seat! My nominee escaped without opposition in
either party.
John Ryals has served with distinction on the Education Com-
mittee for 8 years.
He has also served on the House Administration Committee
for 8 years, and as its chairman for the last 2 of these. It
is on this committee where one gets a real overview of the
complex workings of the House. His is the responsibility for
over 300 employees, and under his chairmanship, the House
operated within the budget that had been set for the first time
in modern history, and his operation even drew praise from the
Auditor General.
He will be the chairman of this committee again and, while
the older members know this, woe be unto any member who
would test the chairman's mettle about the unnecessary spend-
ing of even an inflated dollar.
He also has served as chairman of the Joint Legislative
Management Committee and has served on the Rules and Calen-
dar Committee for the last 3 years.
All who serve with him are impressed with his integrity, his
ability, his capacity for hard work, his compassion for the
unfortunate and his concern for others.
In closing, I am reminded of the Prophet Micah's description
of an honorable man. His voice echoes to us over the centuries,
as he queries, "What doth the Lord require of thee, but to do
justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with thy God?"
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of this House, these
words enfold my nominee for Speaker pro tempore of the
Florida House of Representatives, and it is my honor to place
the name of John Ryals in nomination for this distinguished
position.

Remarks by Mr. Rish
Representative Rish seconded the nomination of Mr. Ryals
with the following remarks:
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Justice Roberts, distinguished guests, and
good friends all: I have had the pleasure for a number of years
of knowing Mr. John Ryals. I have had the distinct pleasure for
two years of serving as vice chairman on his committee-a
committee that does not always make the newspaper if things
are going right; a committee that does make the press when
things go wrong. He broke this precedent and got some write-
ups on a perfect audit from the Auditor General, and in this
day and age that's an outstanding asset and attribute for any
committee in this House to have.
He has a job that is unique in many respects. He has
distinguished himself in this job. Mr. Ryals always gets the
second call when one of us messes up, after the Sergeant at
Arms gets it, and he goes out and tries to handle bad problems
at all hours of the day and night. Hopefully, he'll not receive
any calls in the next two years like some of which he has had
to handle in the past. He is a man who knows how to say No



when it would be easier, on occasion, to say Yes. I, on many
occasions, had members approach me and say, "Will you go



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talk to John about getting me another secretary," or "getting
me an aide," or getting this or that, and I said, "Well, it's
just as easy for him to say No to me as it is to you." But
many times I carried that message, and many times he very
statesman-like said No when we asked for additional help. And
that's the reason he comes within his budget, and that's the
reason that we are certainly grateful to him for the outstanding
job that he has done in House Administration.
John is a man whom I've come to respect and admire. His
contributions in administration of this House, his contributions
in education-and I could go on ad infinitum mentioning his
assignments and how he's distinguished himself-but he's a
man who reminds me of what Will Rogers said: "If you will
tell a man the truth when you talk to him, the next time you
see him you won't have to try to remember what you told
him last time." John is that kind of a man. At times he'll be
rough on you. At times you'll think he's the meanest man in
the country. But he's doing it all for the good of this House,
and I know that he has our best interests at heart. He reminds
me sometimes, the way he administers the budget, of the lady
whose bull got caught in the barbed wire fence and she had
to sew him up, and she couldn't find anything but a little
strand of grapevine to do it with. When some of her neighbors
commented about it she said, "Well it may not be the neatest
job in the world, but you can't beat it for strength." That's
the sort of Speaker pro tempore we're choosing today, and
it's my pleasure to nominate John Ryals.

Remarks by Mr. Nelson
Representative Nelson seconded the nomination of Mr. Ryals
with the following remarks:
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, distinguished
guests: I've been to this microphone twice now to second the
nomination of John Ryals as the Speaker pro tempore. I did
so in my first experience because John meant a great deal to
me, having come to this House as a new freshman two years
ago, and to those in our class, with the warmth and guidance
that he gave us in getting settled-particularly, we were right
at a time when we were moving into the new building, and
all of our new assignments, new parking spaces, etc. And the
House has gone so well, been run so smoothly. I think it's a
great credit to John. Now there were some times when the
House didn't run smoothly, and if you'll remember the last
week of the '74 session we had the threat that came over the
telephone and all of us scurried out and were standing in the
sunshine across the street, and John was walking the halls and
the offices here searching for that supposed bomb. The bomb
threat never materialized, fortunately, but John was willing to
put his life on the line, put himself in jeopardy for the safety of
the House.
It's this kind of dedication and hard work that has made John
Ryals the kind of man we are selecting today for Speaker
pro tempore. Mr. Speaker, it's with pleasure that I second the
nomination of John Ryals.

Remarks by Mr. Wilson
Representative Wilson nominated The Honorable Mary R.
Grizzle for Speaker pro tempore with the following remarks:
Mr. Speaker, Justice Roberts, ladies and gentlemen of the
House of Representatives, distinguished visitors:
It is with a great deal of professional and personal satis-
faction that I nominate Representative Mary R. Grizzle for the
position of Speaker pro tempore.



Mary was first elected to the House of Representatives in
1963, and she is now embarking on her seventh consecutive



term of office. This unbroken record of dedicated service has
made her the senior member of the Pinellas County Legislative
Delegation, the senior Republican member of the House, and the
senior member of the House with the longest number of con-
secutive terms of service.
This seniority signifies that Mary has the confidence, trust
and respect of her constituents, and this recognition is based
on solid accomplishments. Mary is a former president of the
Florida Federation of Republican Women. She is also a past
chairman of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women.
Mary was the first Republican woman legislator elected to the
Florida Legislature. Additionally, she was the first woman
appointed to serve on the House Appropriations Committee,
and she is also a past chairman of the Pinellas County Legisla-
tive Delegation.
Those of us who have had the pleasure of working with Mary
in the House of Representatives over the years have long
admired the quiet effectiveness of her approach to solving
legislative problems. Thus, I have no reluctance whatsoever,
in supporting Mary for this important position because of her
personal attributes and competence in legislative endeavors.
Therefore, I urge your favorable consideration of her nomina-
tion.

Remarks by Mrs. Robinson
Representative Jane Robinson seconded the nomination of
Mrs. Grizzle with the following remarks:
Mr. Speaker, Justice Roberts, ladies and gentlemen of the
House, distinguished guests: It is with great pride I rise
to second the nomination of Representative Mary Grizzle for
the position of Speaker pro tempore.
Speaker pro tempore in the Florida House of Representatives
dates back to 1903. Today, to the best of Mr. Morris's memory,
Mrs. Grizzle becomes the first woman ever nominated to this
position-and in her role as newly elected Minority Leader
pro tempore, Mary Grizzle becomes the first woman of either
party to serve as an officer in the Florida House of Repre-
sentatives.
Today it is with great pride I second the nomination of the
great lady from Pinellas County-Mary Grizzle-as Speaker
pro tempore to the Florida House, for with quiet conviction she
has proven herself a leader and a Representative of the quality
Florida needs for the difficult years ahead.

Representatives Grizzle and Ryals were the nominees for
Speaker pro tempore.

The Speaker appointed Representatives Jane Robinson and
Brown as tellers.



When the votes were cast for Speaker pro
was:



Ryals-85
Andrews
Barrett
Batchelor
Becker
Bell
Blackburn
Bloom
Boyd
Brown
Campbell
Cherry
Clark, Dick
Clark, J. R.
Considine



Conway
Coolman
Craig
Culbreath
Davis
Dixon
Dyer
Eckhart
Flynn
Fontana
Forbes
Fortune
Foster
Freeman



Fulford
Gersten
Gordon
Grosse
Haben
Hagler
Harrington
Hattaway
Hazouri
Healey
Hector
Hill
Hodes
Hodges



tempore, the result



Hutto
Jones
Kershaw
Knopke
Kutun
Lehman
Lewis, J. W.
Lockward
Mann
Margolis
Martin
Mattox
McCall
McKnight



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McPherson
Melvin
Miller
Mixson
Moffitt
Moore
Morgan
Neal



Nelson
Ogden
Pajcie
Papy
Peaden
Redman
Richard
Rish



Robinson, G. C.
Sackett
Sheldon
Singleton
Skinner
Smith
Steinberg
Thompson



Tolton
Tucker
Watson
Williams
Young



Representative Ryals passed.



Grizzle--3
Avon
Belanger
Burrall
Clem
Crabtree
Crenshaw
Easley
Fechtel
Gallagher



Gibson
Gorman
Hagan
Hawkins
Hazelton
Hieber
James
Johnson
Kiser



Langley
Lewis, T.
Matthews
Maxwell
McDonald
Nergard
Nuckolls
Poole
Poorbaugh



Price
Richmond
Robinson, J. W.
Rude
Williamson
Wilson



Representative Grizzle passed.

Mr. Ryals was declared the duly elected Speaker pro tempore.

On motion by Mr. Culbreath, the Speaker appointed Repre-
sentatives Culbreath, Dixon, and Blackburn as a committee to
escort Mr. Ryals to the rostrum.

Mr. Justice Roberts administered the Oath of Office to the
Speaker pro tempore.

The Speaker presented Mrs. Grace Chancey, the Speaker pro
tempore's sister, and Miss Sandye Esposito, guest. The Speaker
pro tempore was then presented to the membership.

Remarks by the Speaker pro tempore
Mr. Ryals addressed the House as follows:
Mr. Speaker, Justice Roberts, Members of the Florida
House of Representatives, and families: My remarks will be
very brief, for we have a great deal of work to do in the re-
mainder of this day. But simply let me tell you this .
how much I appreciate the honor you have bestowed upon me
today. I am extremely grateful for the vote of confidence that
you have given me and, Mr. Speaker, you may have forgotten
a moment ago to vote on the board, but you haven't forgotten
that three years ago we embarked upon this journey together
and we will finish it together in the leadership of the House
of Representatives. I can't think of a finer man I would
rather serve on the rostrum with than the man you have elected
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Once again, let me tell you that my function, as I see it,
as your Speaker pro tempore and as your Chairman of House
Administration, is for one purpose and really one purpose only
and that is to serve you, the Members of this House, to assist
same time assisting our Speaker. For in performing that type
you in any and every way that I possibly can while at the
of function, I can better help you to perform the services that
you were sent here to do and that is to represent the people of
the great state of Florida.
So thank you once again. It is a great honor to serve you. I
appreciate it.

Election of the Clerk
The Speaker announced that nominations would now be re-
ceived for Clerk, under Rule 1.3, for a term of two years be-
ginning today.
Mr. Allen Morris was nominated for Clerk by Representative
Ogden, which nomination was seconded by Representative
Melvin..



SOn motion by Representative James, prefaced by brief re-
marks, nominations for Clerk were closed.

Upon unanimous vote of the membership, Mr. Morris was
declared the duly elected Clerk. Mr. Justice Roberts adminis-
tered the Oath of Office to Mr. Morris. Mr. Morris addressed
the members briefly.


Designation of the Sergeant at Arms

The Speaker announced the designation of Mr. Philip W.
LaBarge as Sergeant at Arms and requested the concurrence
of the House. On motion by Mr. Culbreath, seconded by Mr.
Poole, the House concurred in the designation of Mr. LaBarge
as Sergeant at Arms. Mr. Justice Roberts administered the Oath
of Office to Mr. LaBarge. Mr. LaBarge addressed the members
briefly.

Committee to the Governor
On motion by Mr. Craig, the Speaker appointed Representa-
tives Papy, James, and Culbreath as a committee to inform
the Governor that the House was convened for the purpose of
organization. The committee was excused to execute its re-
sponsibility.

Committee to the Senate
On motion by Mr. Ogden, the Speaker appointed Representa-
tives Gordon, Nelson, and Poole as a committee to inform the
Senate that the House was convened for the purpose of organi-
zation. The committee was excused to execute its responsibility.

Committee from the Senate
A committee from the Senate consisting of Senators Holloway,
MacKay, Renick, Spicola, Thomas, and Tobiassen was received
and announced that the Senate was convened for the purpose
of organization.


Introduction of House Resolution

By Representative Craig-
HR 1-Org.-A resolution providing for the organization of
the House of Representatives during the Fourth Legislature
under the Constitution as Revised in 1968.
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of
Florida:

1. That the Rules of the House of Representatives adopted
for and during the Regular Session 1974 shall govern the
House for the Organization Session 1974 and thereafter with
the following specific exceptions and directions:

(a) Rule 6.1 is amended to read:
6.1-Beginning with the Organization Session, the Speaker
shall appoint the membership of these standing committees:

Agriculture & General Legislation
Appropriations
Commerce
Community Affairs
Criminal Justice
Education
Elections
Finance & Taxation
Governmental Operations
Growth & Energy
Health & Rehabilitative Services
House Administration
Judiciary
Natural Resources



Regulated Industries & Licensing
Retirement, Personnel & Claims
Rules & Calendar
Transportation



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With the exception of the Committee on House Administra-
tion, each committee shall consist of not less than five (5) nor
more than twenty-nine (29) members, one of whom shall be
designated by the Speaker as Chairman and another as Vice
Chairman. The Speaker shall, ex-officio, be an additional mem-
ber of every committee.
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.
(b) Rule 6.2 is amended to read:
6.2-Except the Committee on Rules & Calendar and the
Committee on House Administration, for the first forty-five
days of a session, the Chairman, or in his absence, the Vice
Chairman, shall cause to be given two (2) days prior notice in
writing to the introducer and to the Clerk of any measure to
be considered by a committee and, after the forty-fifth day the
Chairman, or in his absence, the Vice Chairman, shall cause
to be given at least two (2) hours prior notice in writing
to the introducer of any bill to be considered by a commit-
tee, and any House Bill or resolution reported unfavorably
by any committee without such notice to and an oppor-
tunity to be heard having been given to its introduced, shall
be recommitted to the committee reporting the same un-
favorably upon the point of order being 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 com-
mittee to which the bill or resolution is thus committed shall
proceed to reconsider it and shall report on it as if originally
referred. This Rule shall also apply to Senate bills and resolu-
tions.
(c) Rule 6.3 is amended to read:
6.3---Committees shall dispatch as expeditiously as reasonably
possible and proper the public business assigned them. For
the purpose of facilitating this, the Speaker shall group the
standing committees except the Committee on House Ad-
ministration and the Committee on Rules & Calendar in such
manner as to provide each with an opportunity to meet with-
out conflict of its members with the meetings of other com-
mittees to which they have been appointed. During the first
twenty (20) calendar days of the regular legislative Session,
the committees shall have days and hours of meeting 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 committees after com-
pletion of the initial twenty (20) days of the Session.
(d) In Rule 6.15 amend subsection (c) to read:
(c) A standing committee or subcommittee thereof which
conducts hearings for the purpose of interrogating witnesses
shall consist of not less than five (5) members.
(e) To Rule Six add a new section:
6.17-(a) Subcommittees shall only be created and desig-
nated by the Speaker by order given in writing to the Clerk for
publication in the Interim Calendar or Session Journal. Mem-
bership of a subcommittee shall in no case be fewer than five
(5) members.
(b) Upon receipt from the Clerk of each bill, the Chairman
of a committee shall either refer the bill to a subcommittee or
agenda the bill for a meeting of the standing committee. In
either event, the Chairman shall concurrently notify the Clerk
of his -action upon forms provided for such report. The Chair-
man of the subcommittee, or of the standing committee, shall
determine the time and place for the meeting during which such
bill is to be considered and notify the Clerk as required by
Rule Six.
(c) Rules governing standing committees, as to notice of
meetings to members, sponsors and others; attendance of com-
mittee members; and, requirements for consideration; shall be
binding upon the subcommittees.



subcommittee shall report all measures either (1) favorably,
(2) favorably with subcommittee amendment, or (3) unfavor-
ably.
(e) Such reports shall also reflect (1) the time and place
of the meeting at which the action was taken, (2) the name
and address of each person addressing the subcommittee
relative to the measure and, if an agent, the interest repre-
sented, and (3) the vote of each member of the subcommittee on
the motion to report the measure.
(f) All subcommittee reports shall be signed by the sub-
committee Chairman, or, in his absence, the Vice Chairman, and
shall be made on forms prescribed by the Clerk. Each report
of a subcommittee must set forth the identifying number of
the measure; and if amendments are proposed by the subcom-
mittee, the words "with amendments" shall follow the identify-
ing number. Subcommittee amendments shall be typewritten
in full on amendment forms and attached to the measure.
The Chairman of the subcommittee or, in his absence, the
Vice Chairman, shall certify the action of the subcommittee to
the Chairman of the parent committee for action by the parent
committee.
(g) All bills, joint resolutions, resolutions, and memorials
reported unfavorably by a subcommittee shall be laid on the
table; but upon motion by any member of the parent com-
mittee, without debate, and adopted by a majority vote of the
parent committee members present, without debate, the same
may be taken from the table.
(h) A subcommittee is actually assembled only when a
quorum constituting a majority of the members of that subcom-
mittee is present in person. Any bill or resolution reported in
violation of this subsection shall be forthwith recommitted by
the Chairman of the parent committee or by the Speaker upon
point of order.
(f) Rule 7.2 is amended to read:
7.2-General form. All bills, resolutions and memorials shall,
to be acceptable for introduction, be typewritten, duplicated,
or printed, all in a type size of pica or larger and all of the
color of black, without erasure or interlineation, on a sheet of
paper of the common legal size. The lines shall be double spaced,
the original (or first copy) shall be on 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 and bottom margins of all pages shall be at least
one and one-half (1/2) inches except the first page, the top
margin of which shall be at least two (2) inches. etc.
(g) To Rule Seven add a new section:
7.17-No general bill or joint resolution originating in the
House of Representatives, except a bill or joint resolution intro-
duced by a standing committee, shall be given first reading
unless filed with the Clerk by 12:00 noon of the second Friday
after the first Tuesday of a regular session. No local bill origi-
nating in the House of Representatives shall be given first
reading unless filed with the Clerk by 12:00 noon of the seventh
Friday after the first Tuesday of a regular session. A motion
to waive this Rule shall be referred to the Committee on Rules
& Calendar for a determination by the Committee as to the
existence of an emergency reasonably compelling consideration
of a bill or joint resolution notwithstanding this Rule. The Clerk
is directed to number such bill or joint resolution for identifica-
tion only.
(h) To Rule Seven add new section:
7.18-A Member may introduce a short form bill, which sug-
gests the need for committee study in a specific field, in lieu
of introducing a bill in general form as required in Rule 7.2.
Short form bills shall be introduced in an original and five
exact copies and shall be typed on a form provided by the Clerk
for that purpose. Short form bills shall be numbered in the
same sequence as other items of legislation and referred to
appropriate committees by the Speaker. Such bills shall not be
subject to the same time limitations as other legislation insofar
as consideration by standing committees of the House is con-
cerned. A short form bill reported favorably by a standing
committee shall be put in final form and placed upon the cal-
endar only as a committee' substitute.



(d) It shall be the duty of subcommittees to report action The Member who introduced the short form bill shall be
upon matters referred to them by the parent committee. A shown as: a- cointroducer of the substitute by the committee



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secretary unless he notifies the secretary that he wishes to with-
draw as a cointroducer.
(i) Rule 8.2 is amended to read:
8.2-The daily order of business shall be as follows:
1. Roll call



2.



Prayer



3. Correction of the Journal
4. Motions relating to Committee References
5. Receiving of Communications
6. Consideration of messages from the Senate
7. Report of standing committees
8. Report of select committees
9. Consideration of bills and joint resolutions on third read-
ing
10. Matters on reconsideration
11. Special Orders
(1) Regularly, Senate concurrent resolutions, memorials,
general bills, and joint resolutions on Wednesdays
for at least two (2) hours.
(2) Otherwise, as individually determined by the Com-
mittee on Rules & Calendar or by the House.
12. Unfinished business
13. Consideration of bills and joint resolutions on second
reading
14. Consideration of House resolutions, concurrent resolu-
tions and memorials
15. Introduction and Reference of House bills and other
measures originating in the House of Representatives.
etc.
(j) To Rule Eleven add a new section:
11.11-Whenever a bill or other measure has been reported
unfavorably, and thereafter similar or identical language other-
wise germane is proposed for inclusion by House amendment to
another bill or measure, it shall be the right of any Member
to raise a point of order previous to the adoption of the amend-
ment, and the Speaker shall rule whether, if the amendment is
adopted, it shall be subject to commitment.
If the amendment is adopted, the Speaker shall order the
measure handled in accordance with his ruling on the point of
order.
2. The Clerk is directed to cause to be printed a sufficient
number of copies of the Rules of the House of Representatives,
as amended by the adoption of this Resolution, to serve the
needs of the House. The Clerk shall include in the Rule book
the Constitution of Florida, as amended through November 5,
1974; forms of common motions, the Committees of the House
with their membership, and listings of the Members of the
House by Districts, by alphabetical order, and by committee
assignments, together with the appropriate indices.
-was read the first time by title. On motion by Mr. Craig,
the rules were waived' and the resolution was read the second
time by title.

On motions by Mr. Dick Clark, proposed and amended Rules
6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.15, 6.17, 7.2, 7.17, 7.18, and 8.2 were adopted.
Mr. Clark moved the adoption of proposed Rule 11.11. Pending
consideration thereof--

Representative Williamson offered the following amendment:
Amendment 1-On page 8, strike all of proposed Rule 11.11.
Mr. Williamson moved the adoption of the amendment, which
failed of adoption.

Representative Rude offered the following amendment:



Amendment 2-On page 8, line 17, strike "similar or" and
insert "nearly identical or"
Mr. Rude moved the adoption of the amendment, which failed
of adoption.
The question recurred on the adoption of proposed Rule 11.11,
which was adopted.
On motion by Mr. Craig, HR 1-Org. was adopted.

Address by Speaker Tucker
The Speaker addressed the House as follows:
I deeply appreciate the confidence which you have placed
in me as Speaker of the House of Representatives. I assure
you that confidence will not be misplaced.
While the ultimate responsibility for the administration of
the House lies with the Speaker, the leadership of this body will
not rest in my hands alone, but will be assumed by the team
of veteran and able legislators whom I will today appoint
to individual leadership roles.
Speaker pro tempore John Ryals and I ran together as a team.
Past Speakers pro tem have not had specific duties, but John
Ryals will continue to be my partner in leadership- an advisor,
and an integral part of the operation of the House.
I have already announced my intention to reappoint him
Chairman of House Administration. Under his first term as
Chairman, the House had a perfect audit, no mean achievement
I assure you.
He will be joined by Majority Leader Dick Clark and Minority
Leader Bill James on that Committee.
Representative Clark has been a friend of mine and most of
you. He is an able legislator and will be an effective floor
leader for the majority. The Majority Leader's role will be
expanded under this administration.
Gus Craig will serve as Chairman of the Rules Committee.
He too is a veteran who knows the process, the issues, and
the goals of this House. I am confident he will serve well and I
urge you to take advantage of his legislative knowledge and
skill. Another able veteran, Representative Ed Blackburn, will
serve as Vice Chairman.

My Appropriations Chairman will be Ed Fortune. In my eight
years in the Legislature, never has there been a member of
the House better qualified to assume the chair of this vital
committee than Ed Fortune. He will have more years experience
as a member of the committee than any Chairman in recent his-
tory, and has already served two terms as Vice Chairman.
The House will take up the Appropriations Bill no later than
the end of the fourth week of the session, and have it completed
no later than the end of the fifth week. Ed Fortune is the
man with the ability necessary to accomplish that goal.
Let me share with you now plans for the rest of the House
Committee structure, and the leadership I will now appoint.
There will be four subcommittees in Appropriations. I con-
sider each of those subcommittee Chairmen to be equal to
and as capable as any Chairman in the House and these sub-
committees bear equal stature with regular standing com-
mittees.
The subcommittee on Health and Rehabilitative Services will
be chaired by Representative Earl Dixon, who will also serve
Vice Chairman of the full Committee.



The Subcommittee on Education will be chaired by Repre-
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The Subcommittee on Executive and Administrative De-
partments will be chaired by Representative Bill Nelson.
The Subcommittee on Operating Capital Outlay will be chaired
by Representative George Grosse. This Subcommittee will be
given a special charge to see to it that legislative intent is
carried out as quickly as possible when construction funds
are appropriated. We have recently experienced some wasteful
problems in this area that must be corrected.
Florida is and has been a major food producing state, and I
charge the committee on Agriculture and General Legislation
with exploring still more ways to improve the agricultural
productivity of this great state and to keep land in agricultural
use. The committee should seek to protect the consumer by ex-
ploring the reasons for the high cost of food incurred between
the food producer and the consumer.

Tourists are vital to the state's revenues and to the public's
paychecks. I expect the Commerce Committee to fully explore
the declining tourism industry in Florida, and to seek every
possible means available to stimulate the industry.

The Committee's Insurance Subcommittee should seek to close
the loopholes in our state no-fault auto insurance law. Problems
have been brought to light by recent court decisions that need
to be addressed.

I hope the committee will also consider extending no-
fault coverage to commercial vehicles in addition to those of
private individuals.

I join with Governor Askew in urging increases in state
unemployment benefits. Florida's rate of unemployment has
recently climbed to 6.4 percent, higher than the national aver-
age. In light of the deteriorating national economic picture, and
our relatively low level of benefits, we must act to assist the
working man caught in the recession.

Finally, I hope the Subcommittee on Banking and Finance
will join with our new State Comptroller in seeking to open
the bank chartering process to government in the sunshine. I
would hope both advocates and opponents of a given bank
charter could present their cases in full public view to eliminate
not only potential corruption, but even the suspicion of corrup-
tion in the public's mind.

The Committee on Commerce will be chaired by Representa-
tive John Forbes. Representative Paul Steinberg will serve as
Vice Chairman.
The Committee on Community Affairs should continue the
concern of past Legislatures for strong local government and
strengthened home rule. They should consider further revenue
sharing programs for local government, as well as new revenue
sources for them.

I hope every member of this chamber will use restraint and
judgment in the filing of local bills, always looking for what
can be accomplished under home rule without legislative action.
I also charge the committee to advise the House on the extent
to which the state should involve itself in housing problems.

The Committee on Community Affairs will be chaired by
Representative Charles Boyd. Representative Gwen Cherry will
serve as Vice Chairman.

As far as possible the Committee on Criminal Justice should
look to the protection of each individual's right to privacy.
Even some police records are of no public concern, and those



records should not be freely available to irresponsible individuals
and interests.



The problems of lack of training and licensing for private
security personnel need to be examined by this Committee.
As well as the confusion on the part of the public as to how
much authority these individuals have over private citizens.

Florida's immunity statute should be reconsidered in light
of a recent United States Supreme Court decision. And addi-
tional safeguards for the secrecy of our grand jury system.

Representative Ralph Haben will serve as Chairman of the
Committee on Criminal Justice. The Vice Chairman will be
Eric Smith.

By far the largest portion of our state budget goes to edu-
cation. The man whom I am appointing as Chairman of this
,Committee has the legislative creativity and ability to deal
with such an important assignment.
I am concerned that Florida's public schools are oriented
toward preparing the high school graduate to go to college
when in fact more than half move directly into the work
force where such an education may not be relevant in terms of
making a living.
I am concerned that we are not doing enough to stimulate the
one high school student in twenty who drops out before gradua-
tion.
Every Floridian has a right to read. The skill is so* important
and so basic to successful living in our society that it cannot
be neglected. I am hopeful this Committee will closely examine
education in this basic area.

I am concerned that we better seek out goal of excellence
at all levels of the state university system, and that we have
accountability 'so that the confidence of our citizens can be
earned.

I am confident that the Chairman will guide his Committee
into all these matters.

The Committee on Education will be chaired by one of this
body's most knowledgeable members, Representative Dick
Hodes. Mary Singleton will serve as Vice Chairman.

I am hopeful that the Committee on Elections will seek ways
to shorten the long and confusing first primary ballot that dis-
couraged so many Florida voters this Fall. Perhaps they will
consider moving elections for party officials and judicial offices
to the second primary and general election.

The Committee should also consider the problems of Consti-
tutional Amendments and the way they are drafted. It should
join with our new Secretary of State in seeking ways to
simplify our confusing Elections Code to encourage more quali-
fied candidates to submit their names to the people.

The Elections Committee will be chaired by Representative
Joe Lang Kershaw. Representative Jere Tolton will serve as
Vice Chairman.

The Committee on Finance and Taxation will be chaired by
another of the most qualified members of the House, Represen-
tative Carl Ogden. Representative John Clark, a strong veteran
of the Committee will serve as Vice Chairman.

Already bills have been prepared by them to relieve the
utilities tax burden from the shoulders of middle income Florid-
ians, and to provide a circuit breaker form of relief from
property taxes. This Committee should also consider a workable



tourist tax for Florida, and a thorough effort to clean up
technical problems with all of Florida's tax laws.



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: However, the desire for tax reform must be tempered by a
responsible examination of projected state revenues in this
time of increasing economic deterioration.

The Committee on Governmental Operations will have a very
great responsibility to reorganize both the Department of
Health and Rehabilitative Services, and the confusing number of
environmental protection agencies. The Committee will, of
course, be working closely with the Committees on Natural
Resources and on Health and Rehabilitative Services.

In addition, the Committee should continue to push our legis-
lative overview program to insure the realization of the will
and the intent of the Legislature in its dealings with executive
agencies.
I know of no one more qualified to handle this than Chairman
Representative Bob Hector, ably assisted by Vice Chairman
Representative Earl Hutto.
The Committee on Growth and Energy will look into the
duties and responsibilities of the Florida Public Service Com-
mission to determine if there is some way the Legislature can
improve the system under which they operate.
This should include a complete review of rate structures, an
effort to determine if all of the industries now regulated by
the Public Service Commission really need to be regulated and
if the public interest wouldn't be better served by freeing
some of these industries to the private enterprise system..
Since we are dealing with a state granted monopoly in the
area of public utilities, we need to examine their manner of
doing business on a cost basis. In particular whether there is
justification for passing on advertising costs to the consumer,
and for the method of figuring depreciation on their machinery
and investments.
The Committee should review the growth policy enacted by
this legislature last year, and seek ways to better implement
it. They should seek effective state land use planning to allow
Florida to grow and prosper today without destroying our
future.
In the past we have had a joint Energy Committee with the
Senate that was relatively powerless. This standing Committee
with the power to report bills directly to the Legislature marks
a new realization of the long-term problems in the energy and
growth area-and the absolute need for sound, long-term
planning now.
The new Committee on Energy and Growth will be chaired
by Representative Hyatt Brown. iSmokey Peaden will serve as
Vice Chairman.
The Committee on Health and Rehabilitative Services, in its
efforts to assist in the reorganization of one of the State's most
difficult departments, must consider how inexpensively and
quickly services are delivered to those who genuinely need them.
They should seek reorganization that will insure quick response
and adequate health care for every citizen in need.
I have an interest of long standing in the area of corrections
reform, and I hope the Committee will take a hard look at the
continuing problems and possible solutions.
Some people may think that a strong concern for treatment
and rehabilitation of offenders is being soft on criminals. But
we must all recognize that sooner or later most of; these indi-
viduals will be released back into society, and unless we have
made a serious effort to truly change the course of their lives



while we have them in custody, we are doing all of society a
disservice.



The Committee on Health and Rehabilitative Services will be
chaired by Representative Barry Kutun. Walter Sackett will
serve as Vice Chairman.
The importance of the House Judiciary Committee is under-
scored by the fact we are faced with a Special Session today to
deal with the errors of a previous Legislature. The Committee
should undertake a complete review of our State's Court System,
and the laws regulating that court system.
With its new jurisdiction, the Committee should seek to
better protect our consumers in the areas of condominium law,
landlord and tenant relationships, land sales, and mobile homes.
The House Judiciary Committee will be chaired by Billy Joe
Rish, with Representative Charlie Papy serving as Vice Chair-
man.
The Committee on Natural Resources will again be chaired
by Representative Bill Fulford. Representative Gene Hodges
will serve as Vice Chairman.
I know this committee will fully cooperate in the Legisla-
ture's efforts to realize meaningful reorganization of the State's
Environmental agencies to provide more efficient service to our
citizens while maintaining strong protective measures to insure
the high quality of life for our citizens.
In addition, they should find a way to adequately protect the
wetlands of Florida to guarantee the fresh water reserves
belonging to us all. They should seek new ways to protect and
restore our beaches which are such a vital resource to our
tourist industry. They should examine the current five percent
cap on areas designated of critical state concern to determine
if it is adequate, or for that matter, if a cap is relevant.

The importance of our salt water fisheries as a continuous
source of food is extremely important to -our economy and our
quality of life. I know the Committee will continue its efforts
to promote and protect this vital industry.

I am creating a new Committee on Regulated Industries and
Licensing to examine the many problems we have recognized in
my Commerce Committee in recent Legislatures.

I am anxious to see this Committee look towards an equali-
zation of the treatment of all members of the pari-mutuel
industry in taxation matters to insure that no single segment
is treated less favorably than others.

The area of Professional and Occupational testing should be
examined for the complete removal of politics and favoritism,
and to consider licensing reciprocity with other states.

We need to review our beverage laws to be sure they are
relevant to today's market place, and to determine whether
current regulation is necessary or in fact hurts the consumer.
I would like for them to look towards a phase out of the quota
system for granting liquor license.

The new Committee will be chaired by Representative John
Culbreath with Representative Alan Becker as Vice Chairman.

The Committee on Retirement, Personnel and Claims will
again be chaired by Representative Jerry Melvin. There is not
another member of the Legislature who understands the system
any better than does Jerry Melvin, and I was especially pleased
at his reelection for that reason.

This Committee should consider the creation of a state
Retirement Commission to deal with retirement disputes, and



should act to correct an error of the 1974 Session relating to
high risk state employees.



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The Committee on Transportation will be chaired by Repre-
sentative Fred Jones and the Vice Chairman will be Bill Conway.

As Florida becomes increasingly urbanized this Committee
must continue to look toward expansion of existing mass transit
efforts. Further extension, or completion of existing plans for
our interstate highway system, our inter-city buses, the new
turbo-train project, and other people-moving efforts should be
high priority.

The whole system of funding and expenditures for transporta-
tion systems deserves a close look. The cost of highway right-
of-way, bonding overruns, overestimated gas tax revenues, and
the general problems of inflation must be met.
Additionally, there are obvious problems with the new state
tag system that must be corrected.
I am also establishing three select committees which I
mention today because of their great importance.
The Select Committee on Standards and Conduct will be
chaired by Representative Tom McPherson. This Committee
immediately needs to consider tightening up the conflict of
interest statutes which we inadvertently weakened during the
last Session. In addition a continued review of the standards for
public officials is necessary.
The Select Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs
will again be chaired by Representative Ray Mattox, Dean of
the House, who has displayed a great deal of dedication in
this assignment in the past.
Finally, a new Select Committee on Human Rights will be
chaired by Representative Elaine Gordon. An early considera-
tion of this Committee should be ratification of the Equal
Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. But this
will not be a one-issue Committee. I expect other important
legislation to be developed by it.
I have listed a number of priorities today for each of these
Committees to consider. I am hopeful the Chairmen will direct
Committee attention to them.



However, I assure you I do not think it is the role of the
Speaker to dictate to the House the legislation they will enact,
and I do not intend to do so. My suggestions are just that-
suggestions.

I hope this body will be a deliverative body. There is no
reason for some of the problems we have encountered in the
past, and I am confident the 1975-76 House will be judged
not for the number of bills we pass, but rather, on the quality
of legislation which we produce.

Members of the House in the past have sometimes complained
that the Speaker's staff kept individual members from meeting
with the Speaker.

That is not going to happen in my administration.

If you encounter a problem, I want to know about it. I am
Speaker because of your support and vote of confidence. As
far as is humanly possible, I will be available to each and every
one of you regardless of party or priorities.

Finally, last week I told a newsman I expected greatness
from this House in the next two years. The Florida House has
a long and proud tradition of service to the people and
independence from control by the executive unequalled by any
other state Legislature, and I am confident that 1975-76 will be
the proudest years of all. That will be so because you, the
members want to be the best.

Thank you.

On motion by Mr. Rish, the foregoing address by the
Speaker, remarks by the Speaker pro tempore, and all nomina-
ting and seconding speeches for Speaker and Speaker pro tem-
pore were spread upon the Journal.


Adjournment

Having completed its organization, the House of Representa-
tives, on motion by Mr. Craig, adjourned at 4:36 p.m. sine die.



CERTIFICATE
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the foregoing pages numbered 1
through 11, 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 Fourth Legislature under the Constitution as Re-
vised in 1968, held on November 19, 1974.



Clerk
Tallahassee, Florida
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