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Table of Contents
    Title Page
        Page i
    Members of the House of Representatives
        Page ii
        Page iii
    November 1980
        Tuesday, November 18
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            Page 2
            Page 3
            Page 4
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Full Text

of the

House of Representatives




of the
Seventh Legislature
under the Constitution as Revised in 1968

NOVEMBER 18, 1980

"[Democrats in Roman (81); Republicans in Italic (89)]


Part of Escambia
1 Grover C. Robinson, III, Pensacola
2 Thomas R. "Tom" Patterson, Pensacola
3 Clyde H. "Jack" Hagler, Pensacola

Okaloosa, parts of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Walton
4 Bolley L. "Bo" Johnson, Gulf Breeze
5 Kenneth E. "Ken" Boles, Fort Walton
6 James G. Ward, Fort Walton Beach

Holmes, parts of Jackson, Walton, Washington
7 Sam Mitchell, Vernon

Parts of Bay, Walton, Washington
8 Ronald Clyde "Ron" Johnson, Panama City

Calhoun, Gulf, parts of Bay, Gadsden, Jackson, Liberty
9 Leonard J. Hall, Callaway

Franklin, parts of Gadsden, Jefferson, Liberty,
Taylor, Wakulla
10 James Harold Thompson, Quincy

Leon, parts of Jefferson, Madison, Wakulla
11 Don C. Price, Tallahassee
12 Herbert F. "Herb" Morgan, Tallahassee

Columbia, Hamilton, parts of Madison, Suwannee
13 Wayne Hollingsworth, 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 A. Crady, Yulee

Part of Duval
16 Arnett E. Girardeau, D.D.S., Jacksonville
17 John Thomas, Jacksonville
18 John W. Lewis, III, Jacksonville
19 Andrew E. "Andy" Johnson, Jacksonville
20 Carl Ogden, Jacksonville
21 Thomas L. "Tommy" Hazouri, Jacksonville
22 Steve Pajcic, Jacksonville
23 Frederick B. "Fred" Tygart, Jacksonville
24 William G. "Bill" Bankhead, Jacksonville

Bradford, Clay, part of St. Johns
25 Frank Williams, Starke

Alachua, parts of Marion, Putnam, Union
26 Sidney "Sid" Martin, Hawthorne
27 Jon L. Mills, Gainesville

Parts of Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns
28 Hamilton D. Upchurch, Elkton

Volusia, part of Flagler
29 Tom C. Brown, Port Orange
30 Samuel P. Bell, III, Ormond Beach
31 T. K. Wetherell, Allandale

Parts of Lake, Marion
32 Christian "Chris" Meffert, Ocala
Parts of Orange, Seminole
33 Bob Hattaway, Altamonte Springs

Parts of Lake, Marion, Seminole
34 Bobby Brantley, Longwood

Parts of Lake, Marion, Sumter
35 Everett A. Kelly, Astatula
Parts of Hernando, Pasco, Polk, Sumter
36 Charles R. "Chuck" Smith, Brooksville

Parts of Pasco, Pinellas
37 Ronald R. "Ron" Richmond, Holiday

Part of Orange
38 Bruce McEwan, Orlando
39 Daniel Webster, Orlando
40 Richard "Rich" Crotty, Orlando
41 Fran Carlton, Orlando
42 Thomas B. "Tom" Drage, Jr., Orlando
43 Dick J. .Batchelor, Orlando

Parts of Brevard, Orange, Seminole
44 Jason Steele, Rockledge
45 Winston W. "Bud" Gardner, Jr., Titusville
46 Marilyn Evans-Jones, Melbourne
47 Timothy D. "Tim" Deratany, Indialantic
Indian River, parts of Brevard, Okeechobee, Osceola,
St. Lucie
48 R. Dale Patchett, Vero Beach
Parts of Highlands, Osceola, Polk
49 Robert B. "Bob" Crawford, Winter Haven
50 Beverly B. Burnsed, Lakeland
51 Gene Ready, Lakeland
52 C. Fred Jones, Auburndale


of Pinellas
Peter M. "Pete" Dunbar. Crystal Beach
S. Curtis "Curt" Kiser. Palm Harbor
James Harrison "Jim" Smith, Jr., Clearwater
Betty Easley, Larao
Dennis L. Jones, D.C., Treasure Island
George F. Hieber, II. St. Petersburg
Robert E. "Bob" Melby, O.D., St. Petersburg
T. M. "Tom" Woodruff, St. Petersburg
Dorothy Eaton Sample, St. Petersburg

Parts of Hillsborough, Polk
62 Carl Carpenter, Jr., Plant City
63 S. L. "Spud" Clements, Jr., Brandon
64 John A. Grant, Jr., Tampa
65 James S. "Trooper Jim" Foster, Odessa

Part of Hillsborough
66 H. Lee Moffitt, Tampa
67 Elvin L. Martinez, Tampa
68 Richard S. "Dick" Hodes, M.D., Tampa
69 George H. Sheldon, Tampa
70 Helen Gordon Davis, Tampa

Hardee, parts of Manatee, Sarasota
71 Ralph H. Haben, Jr., Palmetto
72 Lawrence F. "Larry" Shackelford, Palmetto

Parts of Charlotte, Manatee, Sarasota
73 Thomas E. "Tom" Danson, Jr., Sarasota
74 Ted Ewing, Venice

DeSoto, parts of Charlotte, Highlands, Sarasota
75 Frederic H. "Fred" Burrall, Port Charlotte

Parts of Martin, St. Lucie
76 Charles L. "Chuck" Nergard, Port St. Lucie

Parts of Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach
77 William G. "Doc" Myers, M.D., Hobe Sound

Parts of Broward, Palm Beach
78 Ray Liberti, West Palm Beach
79 Eleanor Weinstock, Palm Beach
80 James L. "Jim" Watt, Lake Park
81 Reid Moore, Jr., Palm Beach
82 Bernard "Doc" Kimmel, M.D., West Palm Beach
83 Frank S. Messersmith, Lake Worth

of Broward
Thomas J. "Tom" Bush, Fort Lauderdale
Terence T. "Terry" O'Malley, Lauderhill
Linda C. Cox, Fort Lauderdale
Robert M. Woodburn, D.D.S., Wilton Manors
Tom Gustafson, Fort Lauderdale

Collier, Glades, parts of Hendry, Highlands, Lee
89 Mary Ellen Hawkins, Naples

Parts of Charlotte, Hendry, Lee
90 Franklin B. Mann, Fort Myers
91 Hugh Paul Nuckolls, Fort Myers
Parts of Broward, Dade
92 Tom McPherson, Fort Lauderdale
93 Harold Joseph Dyer, Hollywood
94 Frederick "Fred" Lippman, Hollywood
95 Walter C. "Walt" Young, Pembroke Pines
96 Lawrence J. "Larry" Smith, Hollywood
97 David J. Lehman, M.D., Hollywood


of Dade
Elaine Gordon, North Miami
Barry Kutun, Miami Beach
Virginia L. Rosen, North Miami
Harold W. "Hal" Spaet, Miami Beach
Michael Friedman, Miami Beach
Ronald A. "Ron" Silver, North Miami Beach
William Ray Hodges, Hialeah
Joe Lang Kershaw, Miami
Carrie P. Meek, Miami
A. M. "Tony" Fontana, Miami Lakes
Robert R. "Bob" Reynolds, Miami Lakes
Joseph M. "Joe" Gersten, South Miami
Roberta Fox, Miami
C. Thomas "Tom" Gallagher, III, Coconut Grove
Lawrence H. "Larry" Plummer, Coconut Grove
William E. "Bill" Sadowski, Miami
John "Gus" Plummer, Miami
James K. "Jim" Brodie, Miami
Dexter W. Lehtinen, Perrine
Scott W. McPherson, Miami
Charles A. "Charlie" Hall, Miami
Lawrence R. "Larry" Hawkins, Miami

Monroe, part of Dade
120 Joseph B. "Joe" Allen, Jr., Key West

Speaker-Ralph H. Haben, Jr.

Clerk-Allen Morris

Sergeant at Arms-Wayne Westmark


Speaker pro tempore-Barry Kutun

"is B 0 OF THE
IS te,. Joutral w

VHouse of Representatives


Tuesday, November 18, 1980

Journal of the House of Representatives for the Organization Session of the Seventh 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 18, 1980, being the day fixed by the Constitution for the purpose.

Under Rule 3.1, Dr. Allen Morris, Clerk of the preceding
Session, delegated the duties of temporary presiding officer to
the Honorable J. Hyatt Brown, former Speaker. Mr. Brown
called the House to order at 10:30 a.m.

The following certified list of Members elected to the House
of Representatives was received:
I, GEORGE FIRESTONE, 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 Fourth day of November, A. D., 1980, as shown
by the election returns on file in this office:
1-Grover C. Robinson, III, Pensacola
2-Tom Patterson, Pensacola
3-Clyde H. (Jack) Hagler, Pensacola
4-Bolley "Bo" Johnson, Gulf Breeze
5-Kenneth E. Boles, Ft. Walton Beach
6-James G. Ward, Ft. Walton Beach
7-Sam Mitchell, Vernon
8-Ron Johnson, Panama City
9-Leonard J. Hall, Panama City
10-James Harold Thompson, Quincy
11-Don C. Price, Tallahassee
12-Herbert F. (Herb) Morgan, Tallahassee
13-Wayne Hollingsworth, Lake City
14-Gene Hodges, Cedar Key
15-George Crady, Yulee
16-Arnett E. Girardeau, Jacksonville
17-John Thomas, Jacksonville
18-John W. Lewis, Jacksonville
19-Andrew E. (Andy) Johnson, Jacksonville
20-Carl Ogden, Jacksonville
21-Tommy Hazouri, Jacksonville
22-Steve Pajcic, Jacksonville
23-Fred Tygart, Jacksonville
24-William G. (Bill) Bankhead, Jacksonville
25-Frank Williams, Starke
26-Sidney Martin, Hawthorne
27-Jon Mills, Gainesville
28-Hamilton D. Upchurch, Elkton
29-Tom Brown, Port Orange
30-Samuel P. Bell III, Daytona Beach
31-T. K. Wetherell, Allandale
32-Christian (Chris) Meffert, Ocala
33-Bob Hattaway, Altamonte Springs
34-Bobby Brantley, Longwood
35-Everett A. Kelly, Tavares
36-Charles R. "Chuck" Smith, Brooksville
37-Ron Richmond, New Port Richey
38-Bruce McEwan, Orlando
39-Daniel Webster, Orlando

40-Richard Crotty, Orlando
41-Fran Carlton, Orlando
42-Tom Drage, Jr., Orlando
43-Dick J. Batchelor, Orlando
44-Jason Steele, Indialantic
45-W. W. "Bud" Gardner, Titusville
46-Marilyn B. Evans, Melbourne
47-Tim Deratany, Indian Harbour Beach
48-R. Dale Patchett, Vero Beach
49-Bob Crawford, Winter Haven
50-Beverly B. Burnsed, Lakeland
51-Gene Ready, Lakeland
52-C. Fred Jones, Auburndale
53-Peter M. Dunbar, Dunedin
54-S. Curtis "Curt" Kiser, Clearwater
55-Jim Smith, Clearwater
56-Betty Easley, Largo
57-Dennis L. Jones, St. Petersburg
58-George F. Hieber II, St. Petersburg
59-Bob Melby, St. Petersburg
60-T. M. "Tom" Woodruff, St. Petersburg
61-Dorothy Eaton Sample, St. Petersburg
62-Carl Carpenter, Jr., Plant City
63-S. L. (Spud) Clements, Brandon
64-John Grant, Tampa
65-"Trooper Jim" Jim Foster, Odessa
66-H. Lee Moffitt, Tampa
67-Elvin L. Martinez, Tampa
68-Richard S. Hodes, Tampa
69-George H. Sheldon, Tampa
70-Helen Gordon Davis, Tampa
71-Ralph H. Haben, Jr., Palmetto
72-Lawrence F. Shackelford, Palmetto
73-Thomas E. Danson, Jr., Sarasota
74-Ted Ewing, Venice
75-Fred H. Burrall, Port Charlotte
76-Charles (Chuck) Nergard, Port St. Lucie
77-William G. "Doc" Myers, Hobe Sound
78-Ray Liberti, West Palm Beach
79-Eleanor Weinstock, West Palm Beach
80-Jim Watt, Lake Park
81-Reid Moore, Jr., Palm Beach
82-Bernard Kimmel, West Palm Beach
83-Frank S. Messersmith, Lake Worth
84-Tom Bush, Ft. Lauderdale
85-Terry O'Malley, Lauderhill
86-Linda Cox, Ft. Lauderdale
87-Robert M. Woodburn, Ft. Lauderdale
88-Tom Gustafson, Ft. Lauderdale
89-Mary Ellen Hawkins, Naples
90-Franklin B. (Frank) Mann, Ft. Myers
91-Hugh Paul Nuckolls, Ft. Myers
92-Tom McPherson, Ft. Lauderdale
93-Harold Dyer, Hollywood
94-Fred Lippman, Hollywood
95-Walter C. "Walt" Young, Pembroke Pines
96-Lawrence J. "Larry" Smith, Hollywood
97-David J. Lehman, Hollywood
98-Elaine Gordon, Miami


99-Barry Kutun, Miami Beach
100-Virginia L. Rosen, N. Miami
101-Harold (Hal) W. Spaet, Miami Beach
102-Michael Friedman, Miami Beach
103-Ronald (Ron) A. Silver, N. Miami Beach
104-William "Ray" Hodges, Hialeah
105-Joe Lang Kershaw, Miami
106-Carrie P. Meek, Miami
107-A. M. "Tony" Fontana, Miami Lakes
108-Bob Reynolds, Miami Lakes
109-Joe Gersten, S. Miami
110-Roberta Fox, Coral Gables
111-Tom Gallagher, Coconut Grove
112-Lawrence H. "Larry" Plummer, Miami
113-William E. "Bill" Sadowski, Miami
114-John Plummer, Miami
115-James K. "Jim" Brodie, Miami
116-Dexter Lehtinen, Miami
117-Scott McPherson, Miami
118-Charlie Hall, Miami
119-Larry Hawkins, Miami
120-Joe Allen, Key West

GIVEN under my hand and the Great
Seal of the State of Florida at Talla-
hassee, the Capitol, this 17th day of
November, A. D., 1980
Secretary of State

The following Members were
Allen Friedman
Bankhead Gallagher
Batchelor Gardner
Bell Gersten
Boles Girardeau
Brantley Gordon
Brodie Grant
Brown Gustafson
Burnsed Haben
Burrall Hagler
Bush Hall, C. A.
Carlton Hall, L. J.
Carpenter Hattaway
Clements Hawkins, L. R.
Cox Hawkins, M. E.
Crady Hazouri
Crawford Hieber
Crotty Hodes
Danson Hodges, G.
Davis Hodges, W. R.
Deratany Hollingsworth
Drage Johnson, A. E.
Dunbar Johnson, B. L.
Dyer Johnson, R. C.
Easley Jones, C. F.
Evans Jones, D. L.
Ewing Kelly
Fontana Kershaw
Foster Kimmel
Fox Kiser
A quorum was present.

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Lehman Pri
Lehtinen Rei
Lewis Re:
Liberti Ric
Lippman Rol
Mann Ro,
Martin Sa(
Martinez Sai
McEwan She
McPherson, S. She
McPherson, T. Sih
Meek Sm
Meffert Sm
Melby Sm
Messersmith SpI
Mills Ste
Mitchell Th(
Moffitt The
Moore Tyl
Morgan UpI
Myers Wa
Nergard Wa
Nuckolls We
Ogden We
O'Malley We
Pajcic Wi]
Patchett We
Patterson Wo
Plummer, J. Yol

simmer, L. H.
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Prayer was offered by Rep. Fran Carlton.

"The Members pledged allegiance to the Flag, led by the
following representatives of veterans organizations: State
Commander Ray Mattox, American Legion; Legislative Chair-
man Bob Clark, AMVETS; State Commander Roland Oakley,
Past State Commander Lester Pittman, Chapter 18 Commander
Carl Shoudel, Disabled American Veterans; Legislative Counsel
Bill Byerts, Florida Council of The Retired Officers Associa-
tion; Commander Alton Zucker, Jewish War Veterans; North-
west Florida Vice Commandant Pete Peterson, Marine Corps
League; State Commander Carl A. Brown, Military Order of
the Purple Heart; Commander John Burns, Veterans of Foreign
Wars; and Curt Craig, The Retired Officers Association.

November 18, 1980

House Physician
The Chair presented Rep. David J. Lehman, who is serving as
House Physician today.

Oath Taken by Members
The Members together took the Oath of Office prescribed
by the Constitution of the State of Florida from the Honorable
Robert E. Hensley, Judge in the 12th Judicial Circuit.

Election of the Speaker
The Chair announced that nominations would now be received
for Speaker of the House of Representatives for a term of two
years from this date.

Remarks by Rep. Moffitt
Rep. Moffitt nominated the Honorable Ralph H. Haben, Jr.
for Speaker with the following remarks:
Mr. Speaker, Members of the House, distinguished guests,
ladies and gentlemen: Let me first speak to the new Members
who were sworn in today. You may not realize it yet, but you
are now a part of the best legislature in this country, and as
such you will have the rare opportunity to work with, and form
friendships with, some of the finest people I have met in my
life. Congratulations and welcome. In the years ahead when
you look back on your legislative careers, each of you will be

able to point to moments that had special significance to you.

I have today the opportunity to share with you a moment in
my life that has special significance to me, and that is to have
the honor of nominating Ralph Haben to be Speaker of the
Florida House. My friendship with Ralph, as many of you know,
started 16 years ago when we met in law school. Since that time
I've had the opportunity to know the man better than most
anyone. I struggled with him through our law school days when
neither of us had two nickels to rub together. I worked with him
when he served as a legislative aide and got his first taste of
the legislative process. I watched him prosecute criminals as
Assistant State Attorney, and I saw him dispense fair justice
as a judge in Manatee County. I probably have shared more
moments in his life than most any friend he has. Because of
this, I am firmly convinced that Ralph Haben has the strength,
the sensitivity, and the ability to lead this body.

Throughout his service in the Legislature, he has been hon-
ored time and time again for his legislative skills. I won't tick
them all off but you are well aware of them. He has received
the Allen Morris Award as Most Effective in Debate, and earlier
this year he was chosen by his colleagues to receive the award
as the Most Effective Member of this House. Ralph Haben loves
this House. He's demonstrated his ability to thrive in its
processes. He has given of himself; he's proven his worth; he has
earned our trust.

Without a doubt, the most valuable contribution to Ralph's
character and development is the love and devotion given to him
by his parents. His father, before he passed away, knew that one
day his son might become Speaker and he had the opportunity
to savor that pride. His mother, Mrs. Jonnie Haben, who is here
with us today, who has devoted her life to her son, has given us
a man instilled with basic old-time values that are too often
forgotten in these modern times. Those of you who have not
yet grown to know her have a real treat in store for you.

Ralph grew up in the small town of Palmetto which, in my
opinion, is "All America USA". The people in Palmetto are

warm, they're real, and they, too, deserve the credit for the
man before you today. As you drive in to Palmetto, those of
you who have had the occasion to be there, you'll notice on the



outskirts of town a little sign that reads "Welcome to Pal-
metto, City of Champions." Well, Palmetto, you have another
champion. It is my distinct pleasure and pride to nominate
Ralph Harris Haben, Jr., the Pride of Palmetto, to be Speaker
of the Florida House of Representatives.

Remarks by Rep. Bell
Rep. Bell seconded the nomination of Rep. Haben with the
following remarks:
Mr. Speaker, Members of the Florida House of Representa-
tives, and guests: Ralph Haben will be the third Speaker to
preside over this chamber since I have been a Member. Each
Speaker has been different. Each has been his own person.
There's a theory in history which provides that at every junc-
ture in the course of events, a person will arise to meet the
challenges of that moment. That person will be particularly
qualified and prepared to play that role in history. This is such
a moment in history and the man and the challenge are joined.
Here is a man perfectly tailored for today's challenge, a man
prepared to pilot us through this time. This is a time to pause
and take stock. The challenge is inflation and the man is a fiscal
conservative. The challenge is a rising crime rate and the man
is a strong supporter of law enforcement. The challenge is ex-
cessive government involvement in our lives and the man advo-
cates oversight of government and reduction of red tape. The
challenge is a growing state population and the man has worked
for better available housing and better roads. The challenge is
unemployment and recession and the man has been a leader
in economic development to provide more jobs and better wages
in our state. The challenge is a growing foreign involvement
for Florida and the man is bilingual, sometimes multilingual.
He recognizes the importance of Florida in the world market
and he has personally carried that message of Florida abroad,
sometimes at great personal risk. This man is perfectly groomed
to meet the challenge. This man combines a hilarious good
humor with a genuine sense of fair play and a sincere concern
for others. This is a man who has a unique ability to sense
the mood of this House. This is a man full of zest for life and
a love of this process.
It is my privilege to second the nomination of a loyal friend,
our next Speaker, the Honorable Ralph H. Haben, Jr.

Remarks by Rep. Crawford
Rep. Crawford seconded the nomination of Rep. Haben with
the following remarks:
Mr. Speaker, my fellow colleagues, the Honorable Mayor of
Palmetto, our good friends: It's an honor for me to stand here
today and second the nomination of Ralph Haben, not just
because he's a good friend of mine but because of what his ad-
ministration will mean to the people of this state. I think
that never before in recent history has it been more necessary
for this House to nominate and elect a Speaker who has demon-
strated a firm conviction that fiscal responsibility and fiscal
restraint is the cornerstone of the legitimate function of govern-
ment. Clearly, we are hearing a national outcry for our govern-
ment leaders to realign themselves with these values, but for
Ralph Haben realignment will not be necessary, and Ralph
Haben's administration will embark on a course that will set
the proper tone for our government in this state and produce
a better service for the people here.

Ralph Haben is serious about solving the problems of the
people of this State of Florida as we approach the troublesome
decade-of the 1980's but these philosophies and these ideas are


tive, I can unequivocally state that I have never met a man with
more courage to stand up for what he believes than Ralph Haben.
It was just a few months ago that Ralph Haben had the oppor-
tunity to change his vote on a few key issues, and by doing so
would have avoided a reelection campaign back home and would
have been reelected without opposition. But to change his votes
and to vote against his convictions, Ralph Haben would have
nothing to do with. We as veterans and you as freshmen know,
or will soon know, that to do what is right and to vote what is
right in this House is not always easy. And I can assure you
that it will not always be easy to stand up and be counted with
Ralph Haben and do what is right for the people of this state,
but for those of us who will, will be the reward of a better state
government for a better Florida for our people.
A philosophy for our times, and the courage to stand by
that philosophy, is what Ralph Haben brings to this great
House. That's why I'm proud to stand here and second the
nomination of Ralph Haben for Speaker of the House.

Remarks by Rep. Richmond
Rep. Richmond nominated the Honorable S. Curtis Kiser for
Speaker with the following remarks:
Mr. Speaker, Members of the House, distinguished guests
every one, and the Pride of Palmetto: I'm here today to nomi-
nate for the office of Speaker S. Curtis Kiser, who is the Re-
publican Minority Leader presently. Every time I do this I
think I'm going to lose. (laughter) I'm going to keep trying.
We keep gaining in numbers. Yes, two years ago when we did
pull off the second raid on Entebbe, we came up and we had
28 Members in this Florida House, the Republicans did. Today
we have 39. I believe we would have had more if we had had
more open seats to run this year. Of the 18 newly elected fresh-
men, we have 11. The two party system in this state is becom-
ing a strong two party system. We have a loyal opposition.
It's led by a man of, I think, great physical strength a former
wrestler from Iowa; a man of great mental strength- he used
to have to work for Claude Kirk; but he's a man, really, of
physical and mental strength. His integrity is unquestionable.
He is truly honest. None of you here could ever say that Curt
Kiser told you a lie. He does lead us Republicans and has led
us well. We've been called recalcitrant; we've been called re-
surgent; we've been called responsible and we've been called
irresponsible, but we have always had a mark in this House
since Curt Kiser has become our leader. Ask the Governor; he
can tell you about that. Twice now, I think, we have stymied
the Governor, our small band of Republicans. I would urge you
while you're thinking about oversight, Mr. Haben, to remember
who taught you everything you know about it, and that's Mr.
Ladies and gentlemen of the House, I would invite you,
though, to seriously consider Curt Kiser for your next Speaker
because as you know and I know, he is a man of great, great
responsibility and a great leader. Some day he may be the ma-
jority party leader, so I invite you to get on the bandwagon

Remarks by Rep. Dunbar
Rep. Dunbar seconded the nomination of Rep. Kiser with the
following remarks:
Each of us will have occasion, and probably a number of
occasions, to stand on this floor and speak to one another and
generally to address our colleagues. Today is a very special
occasion for me, and it is to second the nomination of a fine

really meaningless unless we as leaders have the courage to
stand by our convictions. In my years as an elected Representa-

November 18, 1980

colleague of ours and my friend, Curt Kiser, to serve as Speaker
of this House.


November 18, 1980

Each of us is a leader. We've been elected by our constituency
to lead this state and to do the very best we can to do it.
And from ourselves we must select a leader of leaders, to lead
this House for the next two years. Such a person I think must
have special qualities-qualities of fairness, of credibility; quali-
ties of honesty and integrity; courage of one's convictions and
the convictions that he represents; a record of proven effective-
ness; and qualities of leadership. Curt Kiser is such a person.
Beginning with the first term that he came here, in 1972, he
was recognized as one of the outstanding first-term Members
of this House. During his eight years of service, he has twice
been elected to serve as the chairman of our delegation, which
is one of the largest in the House. He has been recognized con-
tinually as an outstanding Member in the process, for the issues
that he believes in. In 1978 he was selected as the Minority
Leader and this morning he was again selected for a second term
as the Republican leader. Curt is the only Republican in ten years
to serve as the chairman of a committee of this legislative
body. He currently has the distinct honor, both for himself and
for this body and for all of Florida, to serve as Chairman of the
Legislative Assembly of the National Conference of State Legis-
latures. I would submit to you that Curt's record of credibility
and integrity, as Representative Richmond has said, is without
question. His record of dedication to this body and to his con-
stituents and to the people of Florida is equaled by very few.
Curt Kiser is a leader.
It is my pleasure today to stand before you to second the
nomination of Curt Kiser as Speaker of this House, an outstand-
ing colleague and my very good friend.

Remarks by Rep. Danson
Rep. Danson seconded the nomination of Rep. Kiser with the
following remarks:
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House: It's a singu-
lar honor for me to have an opportunity to second the nomina-
tion of S. Curtis Kiser, who has served in this House with great
integrity. He has demonstrated his ability on many, many oc-
casions and, along with his wife Sally, has enjoyed being in
Tallahassee and being a part of this legislative process.
Curt Kiser loves this House and dedicates so very much of
his life to his activities here. One of our colleagues was recently
described as having a "scrubbed boy look." Well I would submit
to you that perhaps Curt Kiser is that "tousled boy look." He
is known as a gut-fighter. Curtis has supported such issues as a
tax expenditure limitation and the rights of all Florida citizens
to participate in our process. He has experience as a leader,
having served previously as Minority Leader of the Republi-
cans in the Florida House of Representatives. I submit to you
that Curtis Kiser is a man for the times. It is now a time for a
new beginning. I would urge you to join millions of Americans
throughout this great land of ours and vote conviction and not
just a party label.
It is my pleasure to second the nomination of the next Speaker
of the Florida House of Representatives, the Honorable Peerless
Pinellas Pride, the Honorable Curtis Kiser.

Representatives Haben and Kiser were declared the nominees
for Speaker. When the votes were cast for Speaker, the result





Hall, C. A.
Hall, L. J.
Hawkins, L. R.
Hodges, G.
Hodges, W. R.
Johnson, A. E.
Johnson, B. L.
Johnson, R. C.
Jones, C. F.

McPherson, T.

Plummer, L.

Smith, C. R.
Smith, L. J.
H. Thompson

Rep. Haben abstained.



Hawkins, M.
Jones, D. L.

McPherson, S.
E. Nergard
Plummer, J.

Rep. Kiser abstained.

Rep. Haben was declared the duly elected
next two-year term beginning today.

Smith, J. H.

Speaker for the

On motion by Rep. Shackelford, the Chair appointed Repre-
sentatives Gustafson, Thompson, Morgan, Batchelor, and Mills
as a committee to escort Rep. Haben and his mother to the
rostrum. The Chair presented Mrs. Ralph H. Haben, Sr., mother
of the newly elected Speaker to the membership.
Judge Hensley administered the Oath of Office to the Speak-
er. The Chair then presented the new Speaker to the member-
ship and gave to him the gavel signifying his authority.


The Speaker paid tribute to former Speaker J. Hyatt Brown,
who had chaired the proceedings to this point. Mr. Brown
was given a standing ovation and returned to the rostrum to
speak briefly to the House. The Speaker also acknowledged
the presence of the former Speaker's wife, CiCi, and, on behalf
of himself and the House, wished them well.
The Speaker expressed his appreciation to his mother for
her help and counsel and acknowledged her as the major in-
fluence in his life.

Election of the Speaker pro tempore
The Speaker announced that nominations would now be re-
ceived for Speaker pro tempore of the House for a term of two
years from this date.

Remarks by Rep. Fontana
Rep. Fontana nominated the Honorable Barry Kutun for
Speaker pro tempore with the following remarks:
Mr. Speaker, colleagues, families of my colleagues, and people
from the State of Florida: First, I must confess, Mr. Speaker,
when I left home this morning, the great speech I had made
up I left in my other suit. But since I'm allotted five minutes,
I'm going to say the name one time: the Speaker's right-hand
man, the next Speaker pro tem-and listen closely-his name
is Barry Kutun. It's that simple. Barry Kutun. You know,
from the time I was a youngster and could understand, they
always introduced the President of the United States and that
was it; they never gave his name. Well, that's what we're
going to do with Mr. Kutun. He'll be Mr. Speaker pro tern.
Everybody knows the Speaker pro ter.



I'll tell you why Mr. Kutun had to be put in the position that
he is today. It happened in 1943, when he was two years old and
he left the Bronx, New York, to arrive in this great state of
Florida. From then on, people who knew him knew he was
going to be a success. I love to call Barry my brother, but
you see my daughter went to high school with Barry and
she's a little bit older and it wouldn't sound right for me to
say that I have a daughter older than my brother.
Barry, in 1959 when he graduated with the senior class, was
voted to be one of the most successful of the class and I think
it's a proven fact. Here he is today, November the 18th, 1980,
and he is successful. You know what's amazing? The first
time I met Barry was in 1972 when we first got elected to-
gether and it's amazing, it must be something, not to ever
run again, not to ever have an opponent. I think that speaks
for itself. For those of you who have been here over the years
since Barry was elected, he has done more in this House of
Representatives than any one single individual that I know, and
I mean that, Mr. Speaker. He was one of the first to pull
together Dade County so that we would work together. He was
one of the first to get coalitions so that everybody would get an
equal share. Barry Kutun is to me a most honest, sincere son
and father.
You know, I've been up here now four times trying to make
some kind of a speech for our Speaker pro tem, and I sure
hope this is the last one because the Republicans are gaining
every day. (laughter)
I must say that I heard a debate on this floor one day, and
it was a hotly contested debate between Mr. Jones, who is
sitting right here on the front row, and Mr. Kutun. During the
portion that the debate got hot, Mr. Jones said to Mr. Kutun,
"Why don't you tell us who are those special interests that
control you?" And Mr. Kutun looked at Mr. Jones and he said,
"You leave my wife out of this!" (laughter) Judy Kutun is
one of the greatest ladies that has been in this House, and I
see her sitting there with their two fine children.
So, with nothing more, really, to say-until I get home and
read that speech again-all I can say is that I love you, I love
you as a brother, and it's true that Speaker Brown was the
best but I'll guarantee you in these next two years you will
see the best ever, because this state is going to be led by two
of the finest men I've had the privilege of ever meeting, that's
you, Mr. Speaker, and you, Mr. Speaker pro tem, and I thank
you very much.

Remarks by Rep. Plummer
Rep. Lawrence Plummer seconded the nomination of Rep.
Kutun with the following remarks:
Mr. Speaker, Members of the House, and distinguished
guests: Barry Kutun has been a leader for the fifteen years that
I have known him. He was a leader at Miami Edison High
School, the leader on the baseball team, a leader at the Univer-
sity of Miami and law school, a civic leader, and a respected
member of the legal profession. The word that always prevails
is "leader." We probably know Barry Kutun as the Repre-
sentative who led the Tourism & Economic Development Com-
mittee during unsettled economic times, or possibly the leader
of the largest delegation in the State of Florida, or maybe you
remember Barry as the leader during the riots in Miami who
spent 24 hours a day coping with this problem. I know Barry
as a leader who always had time to explain the good points
and bad points of very complex legislation, but the word that
always prevails is "leader."

Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to second the nomina-
tion of a true leader for Speaker pro ter, Barry Kutun.

Remarks by Rep. Silver
Rep. Silver seconded the nomination of Rep. Kutun with the
following remarks:
Mr. Speaker, guests, galleries, fellow colleagues: It is a
personal privilege for me to be standing up here today to
second the nomination of Barry Kutun for Speaker pro tern.

I first got to know Barry during a campaign back in 1972 and
during that time, during his first campaign, he demonstrated
those qualities that are exemplified by his performance over
the years in the House of Representatives. It is also fitting to
know that Barry is a very organized person and the thing that
really intrigues me is that he knows where he is going and
how he wants to get there. That, I think, is important for a
leadership position.

You know, those of us who serve in this House at one time
or another desire to be liked. We have a tremendous amount of
ego. And some of us achieve that, some of us are liked. There
are others who demand and receive a great deal of respect and
some of us do get respect. But Barry Kutun possesses the
rare quality that we have, or that he has, I should say, and
that is he possesses both qualities, because I do not know of
a person who does not like Barry Kutun nor do I know of a
person who does not respect him. And that is what I believe
true leadership is and that is what I believe the people of my
district, which encompasses the same area that Barry's dis-
trict is, have received in his capacity to serve those people
during the last eight years and the people of the State of
Florida will now receive the same type of great leadership.

Mr. Speaker, it is with a great deal of pleasure that I
second the nomination of Representative Barry Kutun as
Speaker pro tem of the Florida House of Representatives.

Remarks by Rep. Easley
Rep. Easley nominated the Honorable Frederic H. Burrall
with the following remarks:
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentle-
men of the House: I bring to you today an opportunity to
create a wondrous coalition, a bipartisan leadership for the
Florida House of Representatives. It is my honor to nominate
for Speaker pro tem, Fred Burrall, a man who has served
in this House since 1974 and has been opposed for reelection
only once since that time.

Fred is sometimes known as the "Gary Cooper" of the
House, a usually quiet man, usually, but one who enjoys and
understands well the legislative process and particularly
enjoys working through the committee system. His door is
always open to anyone, regardless of party, who may seek
assistance or advice and, best of all, Fred is a man of his
word. He ably represents a widely diverse district stretching
from the barrier islands of the Gulf to the hills of Sebring.
His constituency ranges from the Northern retiree in Port
Charlotte to the fifth- and sixth-generation rancher in Arcadia.
He has been Republican Leader pro tern for the past term and
has this morning been reelected to that post. In the recent past
the minority party has benefited greatly from a comparatively
open relationship with the majority leadership, Mr. Speaker,
and with the leadership of Fred Burrall, we look forward to
a mutually beneficial continuation of the growth of that rela-
tionship. Those of us who have worked with Fred Burrall
over the years know that he is an effective legislator who is
endowed with the virtue of being able to see both sides of an

issue and temper political decisions with a very real concern
for the people.


November 18, 1980


November 18, 1980

It is with great pleasure that I nominate a good friend of mine
and a good friend of the State of Florida, Fred Burrall, for
the office of Speaker pro tem. Thank you.

Remarks by Rep. Gallagher
Rep. Gallagher seconded the nomination of Rep. Burrall
with the following remarks:
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House: It gives
me pleasure to second the nomination of Mr. Fred Burrall for
the Speaker pro tem position in this House. You know, people
have said that George Hieber pushes for a four-year term,
but Fred Burrall doesn't seem to need that because he's gotten
elected without having opposition for four terms.
You know, Fred's past, I guess like all of us, is part of his
future. I don't know whether many of you know it but Fred
has sort of operated on both sides of our government. He's
been a bureaucrat; he worked in the Department of Commerce,
and now he's on the other side as a legislator. Those kinds of
experiences are good, as you well know. But, get ready for
this. I don't know if most of you know that Fred is a writer
and he was an editor down in his area before he came to the
Legislature, but some of you probably have wondered where he
got his very strong conservative philosophy and I thought
I'd tell you all that. He got it while he was a writer for the
Miami News. (laughter) And so those of you who are also
writers for the Miami News, you can see what's in your future.
Ladies and gentlemen, with no further remarks, I'd like to
second the nomination of Fred Burrall for Speaker pro tem.
Thank you.

Remarks by Rep. Ewing
Rep. Ewing seconded the nomination of Rep. Burrall with
the following remarks:
Mr. Speaker, Members of the House, honored guests: One
of the highlights of the four years that I have spent as a
Member of this body has been to know Fred Burrall and to
serve with him. Fred is a man of honor, of integrity, of
compassion, of wit, of charm, and a very fine human being.
I've had the privilege of serving with Fred in a dual capacity.
In addition to being members of this body, we are both also
members of the legislative delegation serving Sarasota and
Charlotte Counties. At times this has been somewhat of an
intimidating experience. One constantly has the feeling that
Fred is looking down at you (laughter) and I think, in fact,
he is, due to no fault of his own. Fred will readily tell you
that being seven foot three has its advantages and disadvan-
tages. (laughter) Fred is also a man of intelligence and wisdom.
He constantly demonstrates this by voting for all my legislation
and I thank you for that, Fred. Fred long ago established his
credentials in this body as a conservative when it was not
fashionable to be one. I do hope those days are behind us
Mr. Speaker, it's a pleasure and a privilege to second the
nomination of Fred Burrall for Speaker pro tem.

Representatives Kutun and Burrall were declared the nominees
for Speaker pro tempore. When the votes were cast for Speaker
pro tempore, the result was:

The Chair




Hall, C. A.
Hall, L. J.
Hawkins, L. R.
Hodges, G.
Hodges, W. R.
Johnson, A. E.
Johnson, B. L.
Johnson, R. C.
Jones, C. F.

McPherson, T.

Plummer, L. H.

Smith, C. R.
Smith, L. J.

Rep. Kutun abstained.


Bush .

Hawkins, M.
Jones, D. L.

McPherson, S.
E. Myers
Plummer, J.

Smith, J. H.

Rep. Burrall abstained.

Rep. Kutun was declared the duly elected Speaker pro tem-
pore for the next two-year term beginning today.

On motion by Rep. Fred Jones, the Speaker appointed Repre-
sentatives Spaet, Gardner, Young, Martin, and Sheldon as a
committee to escort Rep. Kutun, his wife, Judy, their daughter,
Sheryl, and their son, Larry to the rostrum. The Speaker pre-
sented Rep. Kutun's family to the membership. He also pre-
sented Rep. Kutun's parents, Pearl and Rubin Kutun, and Mrs.
Kutun's brother, Scott Notowitz, who were seated in the

Judge Hensley administered the Oath of Office to the Speaker
pro tempore.

Remarks by the Speaker pro tempore
The Speaker presented Rep. Kutun, who addressed the House
as follows:
I would like to compliment the Republican Party for their
fine nominations. I sincerely believe that the candidates that
were offered, both for Speaker and Speaker pro ter, are un-
questionably extremely qualified candidates and had they been
elected, would have served this state well, and I truly mean that,
Mr. Kiser and Mr. Burrall. It's a compliment to have people like
yourselves nominated for this type of office.

I especially want to take this opportunity to thank my very
close and personal friend, Representative Tony Fontana, who's
been through eight years with me in the Florida Legislature as
my most loyal and trusted friend and has nominated me on
some occasions which were very adverse to his political future,
which was a threat to the constituents he represented, but stood
very tall to nominate me. I appreciate it, Tony, and I want
you to know that. I'm sorry that Pat couldn't be here with us
for this occasion.

We didn't all get here because our Board of Education, our
School Board, or our community influences were the things that
structured our lives. I believe that Ralph Haben and myself got
here because of our families, principally, because we believe in
the family institution. My parents felt that I would be a leader,
encouraged me to make something of my life. They set the
standards, -the moral character, the code which I hope to follow



the rest of my life. I appropriate their being here; I appreciate
everything that they did for me; and I appreciate the stand-
ards that they set for me so that I could succeed and be of
service to the public and myself and my family. (to his
parents): Thank you very much. I love you and I appreciate all
you've done for me to get me to this occasion.

I wish that my in-laws were here. I've been married now 17
years. I went with my wife Judy three years before that, so most
of my life not only have I been close with my wife, but with my
in-laws. I wish that they could have been here today. My
mother-in-law was not feeling well, but I wish that they would
know at home, and that you would know, that Paul and Ruth
Notowitz, my in-laws, have been a very great part of my life.
I thank them for allowing me to have their lovely daughter as
my wife and the mother of my children.

Most of all, of course, I thank my wife Judy, whom I met
for the first time, believe it or not, on a date while campaign-
ing on the campus of the University of Florida. I brought over
a stack of brochures so that she could distribute them in
Broward Hall and support the candidate that I was supporting
for President of the University. She's a fabulous wife. I appreci-
ate everything she's done for me in allowing me to serve in this
office and be away from her and the children, Sheryl and
Larry. I appreciate all that they've had to go through in adjust-
ing their lives to allow me to be here. Thank you very much,
Judy, Sheryl and Larry.

You know, I know that these occasions seem long, but when
you're involved and I hope that all of you will be involved some-
day and have the opportunity to serve as Speaker or Speaker
pro tem they're sure moments to cherish and to bring close to
your heart, and they don't seem like such a long occasion when
you're involved. I have an opportunity to serve under a person
who I believe will be the greatest Speaker that this state has
ever seen. I know that this goes on every two years, these state-
ments are made, and some question the sincerity of those re-
marks. But you know I had the occasion to see the mark of the
man demonstrated last session. When we were in the last week
of the session, we were all tired, we were exhausted; we were
talking about appropriating literally hundreds of millions of
dollars, billions of dollars, for the people of the State of Florida;
the issues were so complex, so hazy, and with the strain and
the pulls and the tugs that go on in a person such as the Rules
Chairman-not only the Rules Chairman but a leader of this
House, the person to be the next Speaker. I came to Ralph
Haben and I said, "We have a unique problem. We've had a
major riot in Dade County and we need your help." Without
hesitation, with all that was going on, with all of your needs
that he was trying to attend to, he rose to the occasion, un-
paralleled, in my view, by anyone that I've witnessed in eight
years of serving in the Legislature. We can put all kinds of
labels on people. We can call them fiscally conservative; we
can call them left wing and right wing, all kinds of labels, but
I'm going to tell you something: Ralph Haben is a Speaker for
the people, for what's necessary, people's needs, to rise to the
occasion as he did last session. I'll never forget it and I don't
think the people of this state should ever forget his leadership
in going down before our Appropriations Committee and han-
dling the Chair on one of the last nights of the session, for
hours and hours and hours, and coming to our aid in the Senate,
leaving a conference committee, to help us get that legislation
passed because he knew the people of Dade County, the people
of the State of Florida, needed it and needed it now. Mr.
Speaker, it will be my honor and my privilege to serve with
you as Speaker pro tem and I hope that I'll demonstrate, as


Committee from the Senate
A committee from the Senate consisting of Senators Mar-
golis, Jennings, Langley, Lewis, Kirkpatrick, Stevens, Jenkins,
and Rehm was received and announced that the Senate was now
organized and ready to transact business.

Election of the Clerk
The Speaker announced that nominations would now be re-
ceived for Clerk of the House for a term, under Rule 1.3, of two
years from this date.

Remarks by Rep. Burnsed
Rep. Burnsed nominated Dr. Allen Morris for Clerk with
the following remarks:
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, guests and
visitors: The elections are behind us and today is the culmina-
tion of many hopes, dreams, and expectations for all of us
in this Chamber. It's an exciting day and one that will hold spe-
cial memories for each of us. For me, one of those special
memories, besides having my parents with me today, is the
privilege and honor I have of nominating Allen Morris as Clerk
of the Florida House of Representatives. Those of us returning
to this Chamber know, respect, trust, admire, and love Allen
Morris. We don't have to be reminded of his position of Mr.
Integrity of the Florida House of Representatives. He's been
described with every complimentary adjective known, all appro-
priately so. But for those of you who are new to this House,
let me share with you a little of his background which, when
coupled with his experience, responsibility, judgment, and in-
tegrity, has served this House extremely well in the past and
will, I'm sure, serve us as well in the future.
Dr. Morris has served each of the three branches of govern-
ment, but he didn't enter the full time service of the House of
Representatives until July of 1966, after 40 years as a newsman,
progressing in the traditional manner from copy boy at 15
to reporter to editor. Ultimately, in 1941, he was sent to
Tallahassee to cover the legislature and this experience pro-
duced a love affair with the House of Representatives from
which Dr. Morris has yet to recover. After his second regular
session, he remained in Tallahassee, making his way thereafter
as an independent governmental columnist for some 12 daily
newspapers of different ownership and of differing political
opinions, ranging from the St. Petersburg Times to the Orlando
Sentinel to the Pensacola News Journal. Perhaps a quarter of
a century of survival among these fiercely competing forces
gave him the philosophical qualities which enable him to serve
the Members of the House of Representatives, to serve even-
handedly, to serve dispassionately, to serve competently.
Yet it was not his newspaper background which alone quali-
fied him to be Clerk. I've already mentioned his having been
caught up by the magic of this House, as a place so different
and so captivating. He became more than an onlooker. Beginning
in 1947, he served as a consultant to the House Committee on
Rules & Calendar, occupying a seat at ringside in that arena
where so many of the great decisions of the House are made.
I could say much more, in particular about his skill as a his-
torian, a compiler, about The Florida Handbook, from which I've
taught many, many a class, The New Language and Lore of
Lawmaking in Florida and his other books, but this is enough
by way of introduction for the newcomers. It's by no means a
complete list of his many talents, honors, and achievements.

Since 1966 Allen Morris has served under many Speakers.
He's seen many of us come and go through these halls, but he's
provided that most important thread of continuity that makes

this such a great body. He is the House; he is an institution;
he is your friend; he is a helpmate; he is your confidant; he is

November 18, 1980

I known you will, fairness, equality to all the Members of the
House and the people of the State of Florida.



Mr. Florida. Therefore, it's with a great sense of humility and
personal privilege that I commend to this House the continua-
tion of Dr. Allen Morris, Clerk, Florida House of Representa-

On motion by Rep. Kiser, the nominations ceased and a unani-
mous ballot was cast for Dr. Morris as Clerk. Judge Hensley
administered the Oath of Office to Dr. Morris.

Remarks by Dr. Morris
Dr. Morris addressed the House as follows:
My friends, the Clerk would have a forehead of brass if he
accepted your accolades for himself. He knows that he is but a
member of a team, some members of which are more visible
than others. The team's reputation is shared from those who
work in the print shop on the lower level of this building to
those who work in documents distribution on the fifth floor.
Some members of the team were here when this Clerk joined
the group, and many will be here when he leaves. Therefore,
on behalf of each of us, the Clerk expresses our collective
thanks for your kindness and consideration, and pledges to con-
tinue to justify your trust. Personally, the Clerk is grateful
for the opportunity to occupy the best seat in the House. Thank

Designation of the Sergeant at Arms
The Speaker announced the designation of Mr. Wayne West-
mark as Sergeant at Arms and requested the consent of the
On motion by Rep. Price, seconded by Rep. Burrall, the House
consented to the designation of Mr. Westmark as Sergeant
at Arms. The Oath of Office was administered by Judge

Remarks by Mr. Westmark
Mr. Westmark responded as follows:
I would like to say thank you to each of you for placing your
trust in me as your Sergeant for the next two years. I promise
to serve each of you, all 120 Members, in an unbiased way, in
order that you may represent your district and the people of
the State of Florida. Thank you so much.

Committee to the Governor
On motion by Rep. Bell, the Speaker appointed Representa-
tives Carpenter, L. J. Smith, Ogden, Boles, and Mann as a
committee to inform the Governor that the House was or-
ganized and ready to transact business.

Committee to the Senate
On further motion by Rep. Bell, the Speaker appointed Repre-
sentatives Ward, Upchurch, Dyer, Gene Hodges, and Martinez
as a committee to inform the Senate that the House was or-
ganized and ready to transact business.
The committees were excused to execute their responsibilities.

Consideration of House Resolutions
By Representative Bell--
HR 1-Org.-A resolution establishing the Rules of the House
of Representatives.
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State
of Florida:
The Rules of the House for the biennium of 1980-1982 shall
be the Rules of the House in force at the end of the 1980 Regu-
lar Session, except as provided now or hereafter:
(a) Rule 1.8 is amended to read:

1.8-Hours of employment and duties of employees; absence;
political activity

November 18, 1980

Employees shall perform the duties allotted to them by cus-
tom and by rule of the House and by order of the Speaker.
All full-time employees shall observe a minimum of a forty
hour work week unless absence from duty is authorized by the
appropriate authority. If employees are absent without prior
permission, save for just cause, they shall be dismissed pur-
suant to Rule 1.6 or forfeit compensation for the period of
absence upon the recommendation of the Committee on House
Administration to the Speaker.
Employees of the House shall be regulated concerning their
political activity pursuant to Section 110.002 110.2S3, Florida
(b) Rule 1.9 is amended to read:
1.9-Duties of employees; use of WATS Suncom lines
Members and non-member officers of the House shall have
first priority of the use of WATS Suncom lines. Staff directors
and other House employees shall have second and third pri-
ority, respectively. WATS Suncom lines shall not be used by
employees for personal purposes and any employee using the
WATS Suncom line for such purposes shall be subject to im-
mediate dismissal. -F-e pupeses f aseerta4ning the peopep
atheFizat'ien e4 expenditues by &the 1ese in the :+se e4 WAT-
4n-ee meoniter4ng ealls initiated by employees 4 the Heuse
me-y be athe4ized by the Gemmittee en He se -Adm-Pii-ration
A-ny menitrRe ng authr4-iZed by the ;+ emmttee sha.4 be enly een-
dueted to the extent neeessary te establish that the eal4 is
being made to eary eft te detsies e4 the employees in aeeeeod-
&n-ee with the Ru*les f t4e Rets e nd the Plicies 4 he Cim-
mittee e&n e&se Adminolatratin, ee f^e meehanieal oe service
(c) Rule 2.4 is amended to read:
2.4-Speaker's signature to acts, warrants, etc; and decision
of questions of order subject to appeal
The Speaker shall sign all acts, joint resolutions, resolu-
tions, memorials, writs, vouchers for expenditures chargeable
to the House or other papers issued by the House. The Speaker
shall decide all questions of order subject to an appeal by any
Member. The Speaker may 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 minutes in closing the debate.
Upon approval of the Speaker, expenses incurred for legal
services may be paid in cases when a Member is a party to a
suit in his legal capacity as a taxpayer or Member and when
such suit is determined by the Speaker to be of significant
interest to the House.
(d) Rule 6.1 is amended to read:
6.1-Standing Committees
The Speaker shall, beginning with the Organization Ses-
sion, appoint the members of the following standing com-
Agriculture & General Legislation
Community Affairs
Corrections, Probation & Parole
Criminal Justice
Education, Higher
Education, K- 12
Ethics & Elections
Finance & Taxation
Governmental Operations
Health & Rehabilitative Services
House Administration
Natural Resources
Regulated Industries & Licensing
Regulatory Reform
Retirement, Personnel & Collective Bargaining
Rules & Calendar

Tourism & Economic Development
Veterans Affairs

(e) Rule 6.4 is amended to read:
6.4-Number of Members
All standing committees, with the exception of the Committee
on House Administration, shall consist of not less than five nor
more than thirty-three members.
The Majority Leader Speaker pro tempore shall, ex-officio,
be an additional voting member of each standing committee.
However, for the purpose of quorum, the -a it leader
Speaker pro tempore shall not be included in the membership
of a committee.
(f) Rule 6.17 is amended to read:
6.17--Ntiee e4 i1 Consideration of Bills, including Pro-
posed Committee Bills
The chairman or, in his absence, the vice chairman or tem-
porary presiding officer, of any standing committee or subcom-
mittee or a select committee which the House has clothed with
the power of a standing committee, except conference commit-
tees, shall give prior notice in writing of the intention to take
up any bill or proposed bill. Except when sitting as a committee
considering the substance of legislation, the Committee on Rules
& Calendar and the Committee on House Administration shall
be exempt from this requirement.
Proposed committee bills (PCBs) shall be treated as other
bills in meeting the requirements for notice. (See: Rules 6.18,
6.19, 6.20) The committee staff director or committee secre-
tary shall provide a copy of any PCB to each committee mem-
ber no later than the time of posting of notice/agenda and
make copies of PCBs available upon request to other members
of the Legislature and to the general public. Delivery to com-
mittee members shall be by mail during the interim and to
House offices when the House is in session. A PCB taken up
without the committee conforming to this Rule shall be re-
garded as being considered in workshop session only with final
action carried over to a future meeting of the committee at
which the above stated requirements have been met,
(g) 6.33 is amended to read:
6. e Deeumetatie- e4 LXegila*t.e ne eMa

+a+) The Qkek e4f the ease shall mB-intain* a master file1
en eaeh bi4 ee reseltien in-rtedeed n the e;euse eo the Senate.
The fi4e shah inel;lde an aeeitate eep ef& the bi as intre-
daeeodj rny analyses by taffi ll a4 amendme44s oefered in eem-
mittee e st bcmmittee ef the -ose nd the action taekn
ther-on e and any there material deemed by the eek toE be

b anh by e e enl e4 etr-y r abe essi e e
benefies in the rdoeuns etati e he gista tive i-nte Tehe
Clerk e4all minf tainW the master files for the i*speetio of the
publa ng e egbieinit4 bienium &n an feeeve ar de d elier
the to the Seere taryd C e of RState
4I4t shal ie etmie eretay of committees o reo all biellys
mendme au, eetgfavor y the committee sustitut ny ofr unf or-
l, t ut neve byr "wth eo r ecome niry o" A sessimotonf the glay ai
bll "o e the table" small te construed as a motion to report
eash tape Ilabelled as te bills embr..aeed7 '4 he Clerk shall pr -
serFve sneh r fifn gs for ase o the 4 ble during the legis-
lativ i biennamH and after=Twards dealer them te ote Seerretary ef
(h) Rule 6.34 is amended to read:

the pend.34-Nature and Contents of Reports
It shall be the duty of committees to report all bills re-
ferred to the bill bher favorably, favorably with committee
amendment, favorably with committee substitute, or unfavor-
ably, but never "without recommendation." A motion to lay a
bill "on the table" shall be construed as a motion to report
the pending bill unfavorably.
Each report of a committee shall contain the action of the
committee on the bill being transmitted, together with a Com-

mittee Information Record stating (a) the time and place of the
meeting at which the action was taken, (b) the name and
address of each person addressing the committee 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.


Each report by a committee shall set forth the identifying
number of the bill, and, if amendments are proposed by the
committee, the words "with amendments" shall follow the
identifying number. For the purpose of documentation, com-
mittees shall retain copies of committee reports and amend-
ments adopted, rejected, or withdrawn with the committee
action noted thereon. After the committee report has been filed
with the Clerk of the House as provided in these Rules, he
shall preserve the Committee Information Record for the con-
venient inspection of the public during the legislative session
and afterwards deliver it to the Secretary of State.
(i) Rule 7.17 is amended to read:
7.17-Filing Cut-off Date
(d) No committee bill shall be accepted for introduction
by the Clerk of the House after the fourth Tuesday of a regu-
lar session unless accompanied by a certificate of urgent public
need for introduction signed by the committee chairman and
approved by the Speaker.
-was read the first time by title. On motions by Rep. Bell,
the rules were waived and the resolution was read the second
time by title and adopted.

By Representative Bell-
HR 2-Org.-A resolution providing that the House Select
Committee on Health Care Cost Containment and Planning,
the House Select Committee on Juvenile Justice, the House
Select Committee on Mining and Reclamation, and the House
Select Committee on Reapportionment shall have the powers
of a standing committee.
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State
of Florida:
That the House Select Committee on Health Care Cost Con-
tainment and Planning, the House Select Committee on Juvenile
Justice, the House Select Committee on Mining and Reclama-
tion, and the House Select Committee on Reapportionment
shall have the powers of a standing committee of the House of
Representatives. The powers of these committees shall expire on
November 2, 1982.
-was read the first time by title. On motions by Rep. Bell,
the rules were waived and the resolution was read the second
time by title and adopted.

By Representative Bell-
HR 3-Org.-A resolution authorizing the payment of legal
expenses of the House of Representatives in connection with
Graham v. Firestone.
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State
of Florida:
That pursuant to section 11.12, F.S., and upon requisition by
the Speaker, the Comptroller is authorized to draw a warrant
and the Treasurer is authorized to pay the legal expenses of
the House of Representatives in connection with Graham v.
Firestone from funds currently appropriated to the House of
-was read the first time by title. On motions by Rep. Bell,
the rules were waived and the resolution was read the second
time by title and adopted.

Address by Speaker Haben
The Speaker addressed the House as follows:
Members of the House of Representatives, Judge Hensley,
friends, ladies and gentlemen: First I want to thank each one of
you for the trust and confidence you have placed in me, and I
pledge to you that I will do any and everything necessary to
preserve the integrity of this great institution. I would also
like to thank the many friends who are here today to witness
the organization of the Seventh Legislature. I particularly
appreciate the people who have come from Palmetto. With

these people here, the population has been divided in half. In
addition to that, I want to say publicly that I appreciate the

November 18, 1980



support given to me by the people of District 71, because by
electing me to that district they have allowed me to serve you
in the most cherished post in Florida Government.
It is particularly meaningful to me this morning to have seen
the House and myself sworn in by Judge Hensley. If I had
to paint a portrait of what a Circuit Judge ought to be, it
certainly is Judge Hensley. He's fair, impartial, and I would
venture to say that he is one of the few judges for whom
you can find no lawyer or any layman who has anything but
praise. Judge Hensley, thank you very much for being here with
me today.
Seldom in history have Speaker-designates received opposi-
tion. When I received mine, a very good friend who is seated
over there, the Mayor of Palmetto, told me that it would be a
blessing in disguise. I called Judge Hensley to see if we could
have him certified to the mental health unit of Manatee
County. And yet the prophecy Mayor Holland gave me proved
to be the fact because you see, as we try to solve some of
these problems and you will probably hear me from time to
time mention this I have been to the people and I have taken
the issues to the people, and the people spoke to those issues in
what I consider to be an overwhelming fashion. It proved to
me a theory that I have had for the last eight years, and that
is that government that governs least governs best. If anything
my election and the general election taught me, or reconfirmed
what I've always believed, it was that the people of the United
States of America, and in particular the people of the State of
Florida, are tired of government intervention in every aspect
of their daily lives.
The one question that I was bombarded with on the cam-
paign trail was very simply this: how in the world do you
consider two, three, four thousand bills in a 60 day session?
How do you understand them? How can you solve problems
if you really have to do that much? Ladies and gentlemen,
I don't have an answer for that because I think the people
are right. I'm firmly convinced that this Legislature ought
to slow the process and again become the deliberative body
that the framers of the Florida Constitution intended. We
have got to recognize and realize that we cannot solve every
problem of every Floridian through governmental action. It
cannot be done. That is not to say that there are not significant
problems in this state that have a great complexity.

That is not to say that we ought not to address ourselves
to the questions and those problems that we can solve, but we
have to recognize that there are some things that local govern-
ment can do better and there are some more things that the
people can do better than local government. We've got to
recognize and understand that.

I'm going to ask this House to try something, not by rule,
not by statute, and certainly not by the Constitution. I first
heard it some four to five years ago from Representative
Davis of Hillsborough County, and I didn't agree with her
then. Yet the more experience I have, the more I recognize
that she was absolutely correct. I'm going to ask every Member
of this House to file no more than eight general bills. That
does not apply to local legislation because I understand the
problem there, but I'm going to ask each Member to file no
more than eight general bills. I'm going to ask the committees
of substance, excluding the Committee on Appropriations and
the Committee on Finance & Taxation, to only introduce those
bills that are absolutely necessary to solve the major problems
of this state. Ladies and gentlemen, even in that configuration,
we will have over 1000 pieces of legislation to consider. Our

drive should be for quality and not quantity. It is better that
this House sit for one day, and thoroughly and completely

debate one good bill, than to sit here for two hours and pass
30 that we really don't need. Don Tucker said it best: There is
only one bill that must pass, only one bill, and that is the
appropriations bill. And I would suggest to you that there
are some people in Florida who, if we only passed the appro-
priations bill and were reasonable with it, would think we were
heroes in the first place.
What we really ought to do, and I join with the Minority
Leader, and yes, Representative Richmond was correct, Rep-
resentative Kiser did engender my interest in oversight-that,
to me, is a viable function that the Legislature ought to do.
We ought to start overseeing that which we have done. We
need to examine major legislation which has been passed in the
last decade, to determine: was it really needed at the time it
was passed? does it really work today? and can we make
it better? If statutory law does not meet those criteria, then
I suggest to you that we ought to repeal it. Without question,
I am not naive enough to think that, for example, the Com-
mittee on HRS is going to completely oversee that department.
I don't think the Committee on Transportation is going to
completely oversee the Department of Transportation. But what
I see us making is the first step toward making people
understand it's a legitimate function of the legislative process
to oversee those agencies that we fund, and if we make that
step I would hope that my successors will expand this concept
to make it a permanent part of the legislative process.
Before I announce our leadership team, let me take one
moment and tell you that in Florida's history, not in recent
times but up until the past decade, often the Speaker pro ter
was chosen for one of three reasons: he was the oldest
member of the House; number two, he could bring a lot of
votes to the Speaker; or number three, the Speaker just happened
to have a personal relationship with him. Let me tell you that
I chose Barry Kutun for none of those reasons. It is true that
we are close friends. I chose Barry Kutun to become involved
in this administration, to be a key member in the decision-
making process. I want him to be an activist pro tem, and
I expect him to lead this House to do the things that we need
to do.
My Majority Leader will be Dr. Richard Hodes, who also
brings us national distinction by being the President of the
National Conference of State Legislatures. His primary function
will be to coordinate the oversight activities of this administra-
tion, which I would suggest will be a focal point. The Majority
Whip will be Wayne Hollingsworth. The Majority Floor Leader
will be Elvin Martinez.
As to the committees:
Agriculture & General Legislation-Chairman, Gene Hodges;
Vice Chairman, Sam Mitchell.
Appropriations chairmen have been named-Chairman, Her-
bert F. Morgan; Vice Chairman, Fran Carlton. The subcom-
mittee chairmen are Jon L. Mills, Winston W. Gardner, Jr.,
and Franklin B. Mann.
Commerce-Chairman, John W. Lewis, III; Vice Chairman,
Gene Ready.
Community Affairs-Chairman, Harold J. Dyer; Vice Chair-
man, Don C. Price.
Corrections, Probation & Parole-Chairman, James G. Ward;
Vice Chairman, Ray Liberti.
Criminal Justice-Chairman, Lawrence J. Smith; Vice Chair-
man, Robert Reynolds.

Education, K-12-Chairman, Walter C. Young; Vice Chair-
man, Leonard J. Hall..

November 18, 1980:

Energy--Chairman, Dick J. Batchelor; Vice Chairman,, An-
drew E. Johnson.

Ethics & Elections-Chairman, Sidney Martin; Vice Chair-
man, Bolley L. Johnson.
Finance & Taxation-Chairman, Steve Pajcic; Vice Chair-
man, Frank Williams.
Governmental Operations-Chairman, George H. Sheldon;
Vice Chairman, Eleanor Weinstock.
Health & Rehabilitative Services-Chairman, Beverly B.
Burnsed; Vice Chairman, Everett A. Kelly.
Higher Education-Chairman, Carl Carpenter, Jr.; Vice
Chairman, Carrie P. Meek.
House Administration-Chairman, A. E. Fontana.
Insurance-Chairman, Tom Gustafson; Vice Chairman, Ter-
erice T. O'MalIey.
Judiciary-Chairman, Hamilton D. Upchurch; Vice Chair-
man, John Thomas.
Natural Resources-Chairman, James Harold Thompson; Vice
Chairman, Charles R. Smith.
Regulated Industries & Licensing-Chairman, Carl Ogden;
Vice Chairman, Linda C. Cox.
Regulatory Reform-Chairman, William E. Sadowski; Vice
Chairman, Helen Gordon Davis.
Retirement, Personnel & Collective Bargaining-Chairman,
Thomas L. Hazouri; Vice Chairman, Virginia L. Rosen.
Rules & Calendar-Chairman, Samuel P. Bell, III; Vice
Chairman, James S. Foster.
Tourism & Economic Development-Chairman, Robert B.
Crawford; Vice Chairman, Grover C. Robinson, III.
Transportation-Chairman, C. Fred Jones; Vice Chairman,
Clyde H. Hagler.
Veterans Affairs-Chairman, Kenneth E. Boles; Vice Chair-
man, Lawrence R. Hawkins.
In addition to the standing committees, I've created three
select committees in addition to the Reapportionment Com-
mittee. Let me tell you that the one issue that we will deal
with is reapportionment. It will be the most important single
issue of the 1981-82 term, and let me tell you without question
that I am committed and I feel that you want to be com-
mitted, because together-it is absolutely essential, it is im-
portant-we must develop a reapportionment plan that, .as
close as humanly possible, satisfies the concept of one man-one
vote, because after all, ladies and gentlemen, that is the very
essence, the bedrock of democracy. If we ever did anything
right, this is one thing we must do. The Chairman, Representa-
tive H. Lee Moffitt; the Vice Chairman, Representative Law-
rence H. Plummer.
The Select Committee on Health Care Cost Containment &
Planning-Chairman, Fred Lippman; Vice Chairman, Joe Lang
KeIrshaw. .
The Select Committee on Mining & Reclamation-Chairman,
Lawrence F. Shackelford; Vice Chairman, Ronald C. Johnson.
The Select Committee on Juvenile Justice-Chairman, Ronald
A. Silver; Vice Chairman, Dr. David J. Lehman.


know that education and all thei:ramifications of funding and:
proper statutory law will always be with us. They'll be here
this year, just as problems dealing with HRS. We have a
transportation crisis in this state. It is going to take courage
to solve it. It is going to take foresight and it is not going to
be easy, but at some point in time the House of Representatives,
as usual, will take the lead.

In 1982 the Insurance Code: sunsets. You all recall what we
went through in the banking sunset. I would suggest to you
that that is another battle. I believe economic development
ought to be one of the primary issues that this House ought to
consider. Let me tellyou in reality what economic development
does. Economic development brings industries and brings jobs,
and when you do that you get good by-products. Your young
people stay here because they have opportunities. Your tax
base expands so that you can satisfy the needs of education,
transportation, and health delivery services. Economic develop-
ment, in my judgment, at this point is the most important
thing that faces this state, and let me tell you what we can
do if we're careful. We've got the climate, we've got the
governmental structure. If we are careful, we can pick and
choose just exactly who we want to come and that, ladies
and gentlemen, is the best of all worlds.
Let me also say that very soon, as I meet with the respective
chairmen, subcommittee chairmanships will be made. In an over-
sight program, which we're going to have, you will find that
much more happens at the subcommittee level" and that is'
really where the action will be for the next two years.
Let me also tell you that we will not have any December
committee meetings, and let me further tell you, if you have
not read the paper, the Governor has seen fit to call us into
special session at 2:30 this afternoon. Along those lines, I
indicated to the freshmen yesterday that I would try to keep
them advised as much as I could as to where we were going
to be regarding a special session, so let me tell you that the
purview of the special session deals with the grand jury bill,
and let me tell you that the Constitution also requires that if
you go into a regular or special session, which we will shortly
be in, you take up any veto messages from the Governor or
they're forever waived. Sometime, immediately upon adjourn-
ment or very closely thereafter, we will distribute to you a
packet containing all of the veto messages from the past
session. In addition to that, the Governor has requested that he
be allowed to communicate with you by letter his reasons for
desiring the grand jury bill, and so we're going to do that.
What I would suggest is, particularly as it relates to the veto
overrides, that delegations get together, discuss it, because the
Constitution says that we shall take them up if we see fit. So at
2:30 we're going to be looking at the vetoes, the veto messages,
and also the grand jury bill.

Let me also tell you this-and I have spoken to the Senate
President--I am going to try, if it is humanly possible, within
the next two years to never work this House to a point that
we no longer are productive. This is going to be a deliberative
body, and if you'll bear in mind what I said earlier, there
is only one bill that must pass and that's the appropriations
bill. Therefore, we're going to be deliberative. We're going to
look at each and every issue that comes before this body.
We're going to make some wise decisions. And I suppose that
we always can remember it is better to hang together than to
hang separately.

Designation of Dean of the House

Let me, if I might, just tell you what I perceive to be three: The Speaker announced the designation of Rep. Richard S.
or four of the major issues that -will confront -us. You all Hodes as the Dean of the House of Representatives.

November 18, _19802



Remarks by the Minority Leader
Rep. S. Curtis Kiser, Minority Leader, addressed the House
as follows:
Ladies and gentlemen of the House, let me express my ap-
preciation for the great honor of being nominated again for
Speaker of the House, and for again coming in as runner-up.
(laughter) I would like to recognize my wife, Sally, my chil-
dren, Jennifer and Kevin. Would they please stand? As all
of us know, you do not stay in public life very long without
the full support of your family, and I certainly have had that.
It was a little disconcerting that this morning when we came
in my son commented to me, "Daddy, you're going to lose
again." (laughter)
I want to pledge to each and every one of you, as the leader
of the loyal opposition, that we are going to work together as
a body the next two years, to produce the very best for the peo-
ple of Florida. We are going to look forward, we're not going to
look back. We realize we cannot turn back the pages, but we
must look forward to writing upon the new pages. We're going
to do our best to keep you, the majority, honest, imaginative,
hardworking and, hopefully, fair. In this work, just as we have
in the last two years, I'm going to have to call upon some of
my Members for some extra special work, some hard efforts
from them. At this time, I'd like to ask one very special person
to come forward, as I have a special award that I would like
to give, and that person is Mr. Richmond. Ron, would you please
come forward?
For the last two years Ron has really been my right hand
man as the Florida House Minority Leader. Every time I've
called upon Ron, whether it was help for a bill, whether it
was getting signatures on a petition, you name it, Ron has
been there. His work has been especially important and crucial
to me, and I know these next two years, his being by my side
is going to make my job easier again. I would like to start, Mr.
Speaker, as we're still creating new traditions here in this
new lovely Chamber in a new Capitol, an award I'm presenting
to Ron that says, "The Republican Leaders Award, Florida
House of Representatives, is hereby awarded to Representa-
tive Ronald R. Richmond, New Port Richey, for outstanding
support and service to the House Republican Leader for the
term '78-'79."
(Representative Richmond accepted the plaque from the Mi-
nority Leader.)
Likewise, we're going to have installed on the wall, hopefully
permanently, in the Minority Leader's office, a plaque with
Ron's name inscribed and each and every term the Minority
Leader, I hope, will designate someone who has given that sort
of service and effort to helping the minority party serve the
people of Florida.
Lastly, I would like to add my thanks to the gentleman
who previously left the Chamber, former Speaker Hyatt Brown.
It was through Hyatt's help, cooperation and advice, that I
think this House worked very well the last two years. And I
would urge, Mr. Speaker, that the next two years you strive
to maintain the same level of integrity and fairness to the
Members of the minority party that Mr. Brown exhibited. We
had an excellent working relationship. I can tell you very
honestly that there virtually was not a single important issue
that came up that he did not call upon me, whether I was home
or whether I was here or at my apartment, no matter what hour,
to tell me that there was something important and he felt
that I should be involved. And we were involved in each and
every crucial time period. We appreciated that. We think it

is best for the people of Florida. We think it's best for the two
party system and the system that we have working in this

November 18, 1980

House, and I hope it will continue, Mr. Haben. I know that you
and I have enjoyed a very good relationship and I can also say
that the last two years, when you were the Chairman of the
Rules Committee, I daresay I don't know of any Minority Leader
that has had such a fine working relationship with the Chair-
man of Rules as we had, and I look forward in the next two
years to continuing that very fine relationship with you as
Speaker. I pledge you my full support to produce the very best
work product from these chambers as we possibly can. Thank
you, Mr. Speaker.

On motion by Rep. Bell, the rules were waived and all organi-
zational remarks were spread upon the Journal.

Democratic Leadership
As previously announced by the Speaker, the following Mem-
bers were appointed to Democratic leadership positions: Rep.
Richard S. Hodes, Majority Leader; Rep. Wayne Hollingsworth,
Majority Whip; Rep. Elvin L. Martinez, Majority Floor Leader.

Republican Leadership
Rep. Kiser announced the election in Caucus of the following
Members to Republicah leadership positions: Rep. S. Curtis
Kiser, Minority Leader; Rep. Frederic H. Burrall, Minority
Leader pro tempore; Rep. Tom Gallagher, Minority Whip; Rep.
R. Dale Patchett, Assistant Minority Whip; Rep. Mary Ellen
Hawkins, Minority Caucus Chairperson.

Appointment of Select Committee on Rules & Calendar
The Speaker announced the appointment of the following as
members of a Select Committee on Rules & Calendar, to handle
legislation coming before the House today: Rep. Bell, Chairman;
Representatives Crawford, L. J. Smith, Thompson, Moffitt,
Kutun, Fontana, Upchurch, Carpenter, Morgan, Mills, Sadowski,
Richmond, and Nuckolls.

The following proclamation was read by the Clerk, Dr. Morris:


State of Florida
Executive Department
WHEREAS, Bob Graham, Governor of Florida, on 13 October
1980 did respectfully petition the Florida Supreme Court to
amend its order of 21 December 1979 impaneling a statewide
grand jury, and
WHEREAS, the Florida Supreme Court on 14 October 1980
determined that it is without statutory authority to broaden
the scope of the Fourth Statewide Grand Jury and denied the
requested petition, and
WHEREAS, expanding the jurisdiction of the Fourth State-
wide Grand Jury rather than requiring the state to impanel a
fifth statewide grand jury would:
(1) Save the state the $20,000 necessary to impanel a new
statewide grand jury, and

(2) Save the state the two and one-half months of time
necessary to impanel a new statewide grand jury, and

(3) Allow the state to utilize the existing staff personnel

and expertise which has already been developed by the exist-
ing statewide grand jury, and



(4) More effectively utilize state resources to combat the
drug trafficking problem in Florida.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BOB GRAHAM, Governor of the
State of Florida, by virtue of the power and authority vested
in me by Article III, Section 3(c)(1), Florida Constitution, do
hereby proclaim as follows:
1. That the Legislature of the State of Florida be and is
hereby convened in special session at the Capitol, Talla-
hassee, Florida, commencing at approximately 2:30
p.m. on Tuesday, the 18th day of November, 1980, and
ending at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the 18th day of Novem-
ber, 1980.
2. That the Legislature is convened for the sole purpose
of considering the enactment of legislation granting the
Florida Supreme Court authority to expand the jurisdic-
tion of the statewide grand jury upon petition by the
Governor, by amending Chapter 905, Florida Statutes.

0jHVE hereunto set my hand and caused the
Great Seal of the State of Florida to
be affixed to this proclamation con-
vening the Legislature in special ses-
sion at the Capitol, this 17th day of
November, 1980.
Secretary of State

On motion by Rep. Bell, the House adjourned at 12:39 p.m.
sine die.

THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the foregoing pages numbered 1
through 13, 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 Seventh Legislature under the Constitution as
Revised in 1968, held on November 18, 1980.

Tallahassee, Florida
November 18, 1980

November 18, 1980