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 Members of the House of Representatives,...
 Offices and Attaches of the House...
 Errata of the Journal of the House...
 April 1931
 May 1931
 June 1931
 Extraordinary Session of the Twenty-Third...
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Journal of the House of Representatives of the session of ..
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Title: Journal of the House of Representatives of the session of ..
Alternate Title: Journal of the House of Representatives, State of Florida
Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Florida of the session of ..
Physical Description: v. : ; 23-32 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida -- Legislature. -- House of Representatives
Publisher: State Printer
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Creation Date: April 1931
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Subjects / Keywords: Legislative journals -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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serial   ( sobekcm )
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General Note: Title varies slightly.
General Note: Description based on: 1907.
Funding: Digitized for the Florida House of Representatives, the Office of the Clerk.
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Florida House of Representatives. Office of the Clerk.
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 Related Items
Preceded by: Journal of proceedings of the House of Representatives of the Legislature of the State of Florida
Succeeded by: Journal of the Florida House of Representatives

Table of Contents
    Title Page
        Page i
    Members of the House of Representatives, Regular and Extraordinary Sessions, 1931
        Page ii
    Offices and Attaches of the House of Representatives, Regular and Extraordinary Sessions, 1931
        Page ii
    Errata of the Journal of the House of Representatives, Regular Session, 1931
        Page I
        Page II
        Page III
    April 1931
        Tuesday, April 7
            Page 1
            Page 2
            Page 3
            Page 4
            Page 5
        Wednesday, April 8
            Page 6
            Page 7
            Page 8
            Page 9
            Page 10
            Page 11
        Thursday, April 9
            Page 12
            Page 13
            Page 14
            Page 15
        Friday, April 10
            Page 16
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        Monday, April 13
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        Tuesday, April 14
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        Wednesday, April 15
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        Thursday, April 16
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        Friday, April 17
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        Monday, April 20
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        Tuesday, April 21
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        Wednesday, April 22
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        Thursday, April 23
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        Friday, April 24
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        Monday, April 27
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        Tuesday, April 28
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        Wednesday, April 29
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        Thursday, April 30
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    May 1931
        Friday, May 1
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        Monday, May 4
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        Tuesday, May 5
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        Wednesday, May 6
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        Thursday, May 7
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        Friday, May 8
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        Saturday, May 9
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        Monday, May 11
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        Tuesday, May 12
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        Wednesday, May 13
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        Thursday, May 14
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        Friday, May 15
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        Saturday, May 16
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        Monday, May 18
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        Tuesday, May 19
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        Wednesday, May 20
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        Thursday, May 21
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        Friday, May 22
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        Saturday, May 23
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        Monday, May 25
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        Tuesday, May 26
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        Wednesday, May 27
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        Thursday, May 28
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    Index
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        Miscellaneous Subjects, House of Representatives
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Full Text




JOURNAL OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


STATE OF FLORIDA



TWENTY-THIRD REGULAR SESSION
April 7th to June 5th, 1931



THE TALLAHASSEE DAILY DEMOCRAT









MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Regular and Extraordinary Sessions, 1931
Alachua-R. L. Black of Gainesville. Lee-F. Irving Holmes of Fort Myers.
Alachua-Gus A. Morton of Archer. Leon-Orion C. Parker, Jr., of Tallahassee.
Leon-Cade E. Shackelford of Tallahassee.
Baker-I. D. Stone of Sanderson. Levy-W. S. Yearty of Otter Creek.
Bay-J. M. Sapp of Panama City. Liberty-G. P. Wood of Sumatra.
Bradford-N. D. Wainwright of Starke. Madison-R. C. Horne of Madison.
Brevard-Clyde G. Trammell of Melbourne. Madison-Carl W. Burnett of Madison.
Broward-Dwight L. Rogers of Fort Lauderdale. Manatee-G. O. Lea of Bradenton.
Calhoun-John D. Trammell of Blountstown. Manatee-A. B. Rowe of Palmetto.
Charlotte-C. P. Durrance of Punta Gorda. Marion-E. E. Strickland of Citra.
Citrus-Sol D. Moon of Floral City. Marion-Davis Moon of Dunnellon.
Clay--J. E. Larson of Keystone Heights. Martin--A. O. Kanner of Stuart.
Collier-C. M. Collier, Sr., of Everglades. Monroe-W. V. Albury of Key West.
Columbia-Dr. S. C. Smith of Lake City. Nassau-T. H. Davis of Hilliard.
Columbia-J. W. Lindler of Lake City. Okaloosa-George W. Barrow of Crestview.
Dade-Walter Kehoe of Miami. Okeechobee-Peter Tomasello, Jr., of Okeechobee.
Dade-S. P. Robineau of Miami. Orange-Mrs. Edna G. Fuller of Orlando.
Dade-Dan Chappell of Miami. Orange-C. Fred Ward of Winter Park.
DeSoto-J. H. Coffee of Arcadia. Osceola-W. J. Steed of Kissimmee.
Dixie-W. D. Finlayson of Old Town. Palm Beach-Elvin A. Bass of Pahokee.
Duval-John E. Mathews of Jacksonville. Palm Beach-R. K. Lewis of West Palm Beach.
Duval-J. Henry Blount of Jacksonville. Pasco-R. B.,Sturkie of Dade City.
Duval-W. M. Madison of Jacksonville. Pinellas-Frank J. Booth of Clearwater.
Escambia-Ernest E. Mason of Pensacola. Pinellas-Herman A. Dann of St. Petersburg.
Escambia-Harvey E. Page of Pensacola. Pinellas-J. L. Kelly of Clearwater.
Flagler-E. F. Warner of Bunnell. Polk-B. K. Bullard of Lake Wales.
Franklin-S. E. Teague of Apalachicola. Polk-Leon Prine of Fort Meade.
Gadsden-H. M. Taylor of Quincy. Polk-J. O. Bloodworth of Lakeland.
Gadsden-S. H. Strom of Quincy. Putnam-H. S. McKenzie of Palatka.
Gilchrist W. J. Mattheus of Trenton. Putnam-T. C. Douglas of Welaka.
Glades-J. H. Peeples of Citrus Center. Santa Rosa-M. F. Caldwell, Jr., of Milton.
Gulf-E. Clay Lewis, Jr., of Wewahitchka. Santa Rosa-W. A. West of Milton.
Hamilton-F. B. Harrell of Jasper. Sarasota-J. V. Keen of Sarasota.
Hardee-A. D. Whitman of Wauchula. Seminole-L. P. Hagan of Sanford.
Hendry-Elbert L. Stewart of Clewiston. Seminole-George W. McRory of Sanford.
Hernando-Isom Beasley of Brooksville. St. Johns-Peter Kendrick of St. Augustine.
Highlands-J. M. Lee of Avon Park. St. Johns-L. W. Zim of St. Augustine.
Hillsborough-John T. Lowe of Plant City. St. Lucie-F. C. Poppell of Fort Pierce.
Hillsborough-John H. Bledsoe of Tampa. Sumter-N. J. Wicker of Coleman.
Hillsborough--tJ. Tom Watson of Tampa. Suwannee-R. R. Brown, Live Oak.
Holmes-M. M. Andrews of Bonifay. Suwannee-A. P. Goff of Live Oak.
Indian River-Charles A. Mitchell of Vero Beach. Taylor-A. H. Wentworth of Foley.
Jackson-C. N. Home of Marianna. Union-C. A. Roberts of Lake Butler.
Jackson-W. W. Wester of Grand Ridge. Volusia-Fred B. Nordman, Jr., of Ormond.
Jefferson-Lamar Sledge of Monticello. Volusia-L. F. Chapman of DeLand.
Lafayette-R. K. Elliott of Mayo. Wakulla-H. N. Walker, Jr., of St. Marks.
Lake-I. N. Kennedy of Eustis. Walton-A. L. Anderson of DeFuniak Springs
Lake-George F. Westbrook of Clermont. Washington-D. G. Brock of Vernon.

OFFICERS AND ATTACHES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Regular and Extraordinary Sessions, 1931



Speaker-E. Clay Lewis, Jr., Wewahitchka.
Speaker Pro Tem-Henry S. McKenzie, Palatka.
Chief Clerk-Frank Webb, Chattahoochee.
Assistant Chief Clerk-Mrs. Emma L. Smith. Jacksonville.
Bill Clerk-Mrs. W. R. Dorman, Live Oak.
Reading Clerk-Louis O. Gravely, LaBelle.
Reading Clerk-Ammon McClellan, Collier (City.
Reading Clerk-Mrs. Margaret Dorman Croy,
Tallahassee.
Engrossing Clerk-Richard W. Ervin, Palatka.
Enrolling Clerk-Miss Annie Bond, Lloyd.
Sergeant-at-Arms-Nathan Jones, Jacksonville.
Messenger-C. J. Ferrell, Ben Haden.
Doorkeeper-S. A. Barco, West Palm Beach.
Gallery Doorkeeper-Don Tompkins, Lake City.



Chaplain-Rev. J. E. Mickler, DeLand.
Janitor-J. H. Stewart, Wakulla.
Pages (eight)-Dorothy Freeman, Tallahassee; Dick Bell,
Tallahassee; Dwight L. Rogers, Jr., Fort Lauderdale;
Marjorie Hightower, Tallahassee; Neal Stone, San-
derson; William B. Clark, Blountstown; Alton
Denby, Port St. Joe; Thomas (Red) Arni:tions:i, .
Tallahassee.
Officers and Attaches for the First Extraordinary
Session same as at the Regular Session.
Officers and Attaches for the Second Extraordinary
Session same as Regular Session, except there were only
two reading clerks employed instead of three.
Those employed for the Second Extraordinary Session
were Ammon McClellan, as above, and Mrs. Margaret
Dorman Croy, as above.



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ERRATA OF THE JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Regular Session, 1931



I; Frank Webb, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives,
Florida Legislature, Regular Session of 1931, do hereby certify
that under provisions of House Concurrent Resolution No. 21,
adopted by the said Legislature in the Regular 1931 Session,
I have prepared the following errata sheet for the Journal of
the House of Representatives to cover the period of its entire
session :as to corrections. of errors and omissions coming to
my attention after a careful search, which corrections under
the provisions of the Resolution are to be considered a part
of the history of the proceedings.
FRANK WEBB,
Chief Clerk, House of Representatives,
Regular Session, 1931.
'Page 3-Second column, between lines 38 and 39 insert
"And the above elected attaches came forward and took the
oath of office as prescribed by the Constitution, before Mr.
Justice Davis of the Supreme Court."
.Page 13-First column, line 37, under Explanation of Vote,
should be W. K. Lewis.
Page 37-Second column, following title and reading House
Bill No. 148, should read "Read for the first time by its title
and placed on the Local Calendar."
Page 37-Second column, following title and reading House
Bill No. 149, should read "Read for the first time by its title
and placed on the Local Calendar."
Page 39-Second column, line 19 from bottom, should be
"House Resolution No. 14," instead of House Bill.
Page 45-Second column, line 32, Senate Resolution No. 8
should read "Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 8."
Page 46-Second column, line 6, strike out the word "Re-
quirement" at end of line and insert the word "Retirement."
Page 46--Following consideration of House Resolutions,
record should'show Introduction and Adoption of House
Concurrent Resolution No. 8.
Page 59-First column, line 35, under title of House Bill
No..246, strike out the "d" in "ond".
Page 64-Second column, line 42, strike out the word "re-
ferred," between the words "then" and "to" and insert the
word "reverted".
Page 69-First column, line 8, strike out the word "on".
Page 78-Second column, immediately under the title to
House Bill No. 354 insert "which bill was read the first time
by its title."
Page 96-Second column, following line 18, insert "Very
Respectfully, Robert W. Davis, Secretary of the Senate." In
line 19, same page, same column, change "Senate Bill No. 198"
to "Senate Bill No. 73."
Page 96-Second column, following line 30, add "And Senate
Bill No. 140, contained in the above message, was read the
first time by its title and referred to the Committee on
Fisheries."
Page 97-Second column, immediately following title to
House Bill No. 385, should read "Which was read the first
time by its title and placed on the Calendar without refer-
ence."
Page 100-First column, line 25, should be House Joint
Resolution No. 399, instead of House Bill.
Page 100-First column, line 34, should be House Joint
Resolution No. 400 instead of House Bill.
Page 102-First column, between lines 34 and 35 add "which
was read the first time by its title."
Page 108-Second column, line 51, should be House Con-
current Resolution No. 9.
Page 118-Second column; immediately under title of House
Bill No. 437, add "Which was read the first time by its title
and referred to the Committee on Census and Apportionment."
Page 123-Second column, line 16, from bottom, should read
House Bill No. 361 instead of 362.
Page 137-First column; immediately under title to House
Bill No. 472 add "Which was read the first time by its title
and referred to the Committee on Finance and Taxation."
Page 142-First column, lines 43 and 44 should read "Mr.
Harrell moved that Committee Substitute for House Bill No.
141 be adopted in lieu of the original bill."
Page 161-Second column, lines 34 and 35 and should read
"f"House Concurrent Resolution No. 6, relating to General Chas.
P. Summerall."
Page 165-First column, last line, should read "The motion
was agreed to by unanimous consent."



Page 177-Second column, line 13, should be "Senate Bill
No. 230" instead of "260."
Page 191-Second column, line 8, should read '"Committee
Substitute for Senate Bill No. 1."
Page 209-At top of first column, add "Mr. Bass moved that
the rules be further waived and that".
Page 223-Second column, between lines 14 and 15 insert
"And the bill was placed on the Calendar of Local Bills on
second reading without reference."
Page 238-First column, strike out lines 45, 46 and 47, and'
insert the following, "And House Bills Nos. 395, 396, 208, 147,
347, 346, 372, and Committee Substitute for House Bill No.
286, contained in the above message, were referred to the
Committee on Enrolled Bills."
Page 249-Second column, in line 8, from bottom following
"The amendment was agreed to" add "by a two-thirds vote."
Page 282-Second column, line 39 should read "Which was
not agreed to."
Page 308-First column, line 42 should read "Which Sub-
stitute Motion was not agreed to."
Page 330-First column, lines 9 and 14, the name should be
"Auvil" instead of "anvil."
Page 347-Second column, line 15 from bottom should fead
"Messrs. Nordman and Chapman."
Page 353-First column, line 6 should read "be now adopted."
Page 360-Second column, line 13, should be House Bill "757"
instead of "575."
Page 389-Second column, line 16 from bottom should read
"The Senate has passed".
Page 424-First column, line 32 should be transposed be-
tween lines 35 and 36.
Page 430-Second column, line 14 should be House Bill No.
1029, instead of "1027."
Page 438-First column, line 22 should be House Bill 878
instead of "877."
Page 441-At bottom of first column, following Roll Call on
passage of House Bill No. 227, add "So the bill passed, title
as stated. And the same was ordered certified to the Senate."
Page 463-Second column, between lines 16 and 17, add
"Was taken up and read the second time in full."
Page 470-Second column, between lines 19 and 20, add
"Nays-None."
Page 487-First column, between lines 22 and 23, add "So
the bill passed, title as stated. And the same was ordered
certified to the Senate."
Page 504-First column, between lines 38 and 39, add "Which
was agreed to by a two-thirds vote."
Page 504-First column, under heading Night Session, be-
tween lines 17 and 18, add "A quorum present."
Page 504-Second column, between lines 18 and 19, add
"So the bill failed to pass, title as stated."
Page 511-Second column, line 22 should read "Which was
not agreed to."
Page 517-Sedond column, under heading Afternoon Ses-
sion, between lines 20 and 21, add "A quorum present."
Page 520-First column, between lines 8 and 9, add "Which
was agreed to."
Page 549-Second column, between lines 66 and 67, add,
"Mrs. Fuller moved that the rules be waived and that Com-
mittee Substitute for House Bill No. 211 be read a second
time, ,which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote."
Page 550-First column, lines 11 and 13 should read "Com-
mittee Substitute for House Bill No. 211" instead of "House
Bill No. 211."
Page 568-Second column, line 13 should be "Committee
Substitute for House Bill No. 53" instead of "House Bill No.
53."
Page 569-First column, between lines 12 and 13 from
bottom, add "The question recurred on the motion to adopt
Amendment No. 2, as amended, to House Bill No. 457, which
was agreed to. The amendment, as amended, was adopted."
Page 570-Second column, line 5 from bottom should be
"Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 551," instead of
"House Bill No. 551."
Page 571-First column, line 15 from bottom, should read
"Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 206," instead of
"House Bill No. 206."
Page 589-Second column, line 18 and 19 from bottom,
should read "And Committee Substitute for House Bill No.
ADDENDUM TO THE ERRATA
Page 1125-First Column between lines 69 and 70 insert
"And respectfully request the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
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Regular Session, 1931



206, House Bill No. 268, and Committee Substitute for House
Bill No. 551."
Page 593-First column, line 3 from bottom should read,
"By Mr. Rogers, of Broward."
Page 617-First column, line 2, should read "The amend-
ment was agreed to by a two-thirds vote." Also page 617,
first column, line 11 should read, "The amendment was agreed
to by a two-thirds vote."
Page 629-First column, lines 33 and 36, should be House
Bill No. 1153, instead of House Bill No. 1148.
Page 683-First column, line 3 from bottom should read
"House Bill No. 676" instead of "976."
Page 689-Second column, line 49 should read "Mathews,"
instead of "Mattheus."
Page 689-Second column, line 52 should be "Mathews,"
instead of Mattheus."
Page 715-First column, between lines 21 and 22, add "House
Resolution No. 66."
Page 721-Second column, lines 6 and 9, following Senate
Bill No. 342, add "as amended."
Page 725-First column, between lines 21 and 22, add "Was
taken up and read the first time by its title."
PAge 725-First column, strike out the last 19 lines of
column 1.
Page 725-Second column, add to line 10 "and read the first
time by its title."
Page 726-Second column, line 9 should read House Bill
No. 388, instead of "338."
Page 729-First column, between lines 66 and 67, add "The
bill failed to pass, title as stated."
Page 736-Second column, line 59 should read "Which was
not agreed to."
Page 736-Second column, line 5 from bottom should read
"and House Bill No. 1115 was read the second time by its
title only."
Page 737-Second column, strike out line 19.
Page 745-Second column, lines 12 and 13 from bottom
should read "And House Bills Nos. 424, 1008, 465, 1061, Com-
mittee Substitute for House Bill No. 1080 and Committee
Substitute for House Bill No. 924 were ordered certified to
the Senate."
Page 781-First column, line 32, take "a" from "Aadoption."
Page 810-Second column, line 56 should read "be now re-
considered."
Page 834-Column 2, between lines 2 and 3, add the fol-
lowing: "And Senate Bill No. 317, contained in the above
message, was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Calendar without reference."
Page 839-Second column, line 39, should be Senate Bill
No. "510" instead of "570."
Page 849-Second column, line 57 should read "Committee
Substitute for Senate Bill No. 824."
Page 856-Second column, lines 11 and 14 should read
"Senate Bill No. 891" instead of "House Bill."
Page 859-At bottom of first column add:
INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF CONCURRENT
RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Kanner of Martin-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 19:
Relating to time of adjournment Sine Die of the Regular
1931 Session.
Which was read.
Mr. Kanner moved that the rules be waived and that House
Concurrent Resolution No. 19 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 19 was read a second
time in full.
Mr. Kanner moved that the Resolution be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
The resolution was adopted.
Page 869-First column, line 43 should read "Committee
Substitute for House Bill No. 924."
Page 874-First column, line 43, add "House Bill No. 1292."
Page 875-Second column, lines 43, 45, 48 and 51 wherever
Senate Bill No. 119 is used, cause same to read "Committee
Substitute for Senate Bill No. 119."
Page 876-First column, lines 5, 8 and 11 from bottom
should read "Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 85"
instead of House Bill 85.



Page 878-Second column, lines 1 and 4, following Senate
Bill No. 891, add "as amended."
Page 879-Second column, line 33 should read "Enrolled
Bills," instead of "Engrossed Bills."
Page 880-Second column, lines 2 and 5 following House
Bill No. 1333, add "as amended."
Page 902-Second column, lines 20 and 23, following House
Bill No. 184, add "as amended."
Page 907-Column 2, line 63 of said page is hereby corrected
to read as follows: "And Senate Bill No. 317 was read a
third time in full."
Page 909-First column, lines 3, 8, 10, 13 and 16, wherever
House Bill No. 430 appears, should be "House Bill No. 480."
Page 922-Second column, line 12 should be House Bill
No. 348 instead of "314."
Page 925-Second column, lines 24, 26, 29 and 32 should
read Senate Bill No. 691 in each place instead of Senate Bill
No. "619."
Page 926-First column, line 5 from bottom should read
House Bill 234 instead of "34."
Page 927-First column, line 30, should read "Committee
Substitute for House Bill No. 968."
Page 938-Second column, line 11 from bottom should read
"Engrossed Bills."
Page 939-Second column, line 9 should be House Bill No.
883 instead of "853."
Page 939-Second column, line 14 should read 1:40 o'clock
A. M., instead of 11:40 o'clock A. M.
Page 940-Second column, line 58 should read "House Con-
current Resolution No. 21."
Page 957-Second column, line 8 from bottom should read
"House Resolution No. 70."
Page 759-Second column, line 15 should read "Mr. Cald-
well moved that the amendment be adopted."
Page 961-Second column, lines 14, 16, 19 and 22 should
read in each place Senate Bill No. 568 instead of "658."
Page 964-First column, line 34 should read "Senate Bills"
instead of "House Bills."
Page 966-Second column between lines 29 and 30 insert
the following: "The following veto message was read:
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
TALLAHASSEE
May 29, 1931
Hon. Pat Whitaker,
President of the Senate.
Sir:
Pursuant to authority vested in me as Governor, under the
provisions of Section 28 of Article III of the Constitution of
Florida, I transmit to you with my objections thereto, Com-
mittee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 361, the same having
originated in the Senate, Regular Session of 1931, and being
entitled as follows:
'An Act to provide for a State Racing Commission, to pre-
scribe its powers and duties, and to fix compensation of its
members; to provide for holding referendum and recall elec-
tions in any county to determine whether racing shall be per-
mitted or continued therein; to provide for licensing and
taxing such racing and apportioning the moneys derived there-
from among the several counties of the State, to provide for
and regulate the making of pari mutuel pools within the
enclosure of licensed race tracks; providing certain penalties
for the violation of this Act, and for other purposes relating
thereto.'
I am withholding my approval of this bill for the following
reasons:
It is unsound and unwise from an economic, political or
moral standpoint to commit the State to a partnership-in
legalized gambling in any form. If we start with the pari
mutuel, where shall we stop? Our State Constitution long
years ago established a sound principle in forbidding lotteries
of any form.
As a temporary expedient permitted by public officers in a
spirit of liberality and under systems which some call legal
and others a subterfuge, the race track has proven a doubtful
if not dangerous experiment.
Certainly any business in which :he profits of one are
measured by the losses of another, with a heavy overhead
upon the two; which invites personal delinquency, arouses
charges and makes for official corruption; which is known



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to disorganize, disrupt and destroy the fundamentals of all line 58 of column one and lines 1, 2, 3 and 4 of column two
true progress, earns little right to a permanent place in the and insert in lieu thereof the following:
building plan of a great State.
Personally, I love sports, especially racing; have many times By Mr. Kelly of Pinellas-
wished that this sport might be conducted free from the House Bill No. 527:
vicious and corrupting influences of commercialized gambling. A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Comptroller of
Nor am I unmindful of the views of many who feel that this the State of Florida to accept settlement for funds belonging
amusement, if not a permanent aid, would at least administer to -the State and on deposit in certain closed banks in the
a temporary stimulant in this period of economic distress. State of Florida.
My attitude has been liberal in this respect, but, gentlemen,
we are called upon to legislate for the future and fashion By Mr. Teague of Franklin-
policies which will stand the test of the years. We can ill House Bill No. 350:
afford to lose our bearing even in times of distress and forsake A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of the Gulf Coast
those principles which have the approval and sanction of the Properties, Inc., a Florida corporation.
past. By Mr. Chapman of Volusia-
The argument that we have the race track under systems House Bill No. 374:
which constitute an evasion and subterfuge is unsound and A bill to be entitled An Act for the payment of a pension
does not meet the issue squarely. to Rhodolphus Swift Sheldon of Volusia County, Florida.
On the contrary I would recommend the immediate passage
of a law so explicit as to make the use qf any system hereto- By Mr. Keen of Sarasota-
fore employed or which may hereafter be devised impossible. House Bill No. 370:
The danger of prolonged litigation over the legality of any A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of J. R. Peacock,
sysThe danger of prolonged litigation over the legality of any individually, and as Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for
system should be definitely removed. I urge such action on Sarasota County, Florida.
your part. Sarasota County, Florida.
Furthermore to clothe pari mutuels with legal sanction for Page 985-Second column, line 24 should read "Senate Bill
a given sum of money and thereby make each citizen of the No. 260."
State a partner in the business only aggravates the evils Page 991-Second column, line 2 from bottom should read
common thereto and intensifies the danger of corrupt political House Bill No. 1371, instead of "1471."
control. Page 1005-Second column, strike out all between lines 21
I quote a telegram from the Attorney General and Assistant and 67.
Attorney General of Kentucky, sent to me unsolicited on May Page 1015-First column, line 36 should be "Mr. Mattheus."
twenty-second, 1931, after the passage of our Act: Page 1016-First column, line 52 should read House Bill
twnty-scond, 1931, after the passage of our Act No. 883, instead of "893."
"Betting pari mutuels on race tracks in Kentucky is demor- Page 1019-First column, line 8 from bottom should read
alizing advocates of racing active in Kentucky politics we urge House Bill No. 966, instead of "996."
you to veto bill use our names if necessary." Page 1021-First column, line 11 should be Senate Bill No.
I have not discussed the constitutionality of the measure 884 instead of "894."
which seeks to make legal in one county what constitutes a Page 1021-First column, strike out lines 36 to 44 and insert
crime in another; nor under our constitutional provision which "Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 611: A bill to be
forbids lotteries in any form. I take my position squarely on entitled An Act for the relief of certain county officers, their
economic, political and moral grounds, looking not to the heirs, representatives and sureties."

present only, but down through the years to come. Florida Page 1024-First column, strike out lines 21, 22, 23, 24 and
must build her future on something more substantial than a reference to House Bill No. 1004 in lines 62 and 63 in same
game of chance or a program of legalized gambling, column.
Respectfully yours, NOTICE
DOYLE E. CARLTON,
DOYLE E. CA veN, The House Journal for the Regular and First Extraordinary
m Governor." Sessions are in one volume and pages are numbered accord-
Page 980-First column, line 1 from bottom should read ingly. The Journal for the Second Extraordinary Session is
House Bill No. 484 instead of "494." Also page 980, second bound in the same volume as a supplement.
column, line 7 should read House Bill No. "484." bound in te same volume as a supplement.
column, line 7 should read House Bill No. 484. The Errata and Index for the Second Extraordinary Session
Page 981-First column, lines 28 and 29 should follow line 6, will be found in the supplement.
same column. FRANK WEBB,
Page 982-First and second columns, strike all following Chief Clerk.
CERTIFICATE
THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That as Chief Clerk of the House In completing my work for the session, I desire to extend
of Representatives, I have duly completed the several duties to each member of the House and to all officers and attaches
assigned me. I have seen that the Bill Clerk has filed with my sincere thanks and appreciation for the courtesies extended
the Secretary of State, in accordance with the law, all Bills and rendered me as Chief Clerk.
and Resolutions originating in the House of Representatives It has been my purpose throughout the session to serve
of the Legislature of the State of Florida, Regular Session of the whole membership in the most efficient manner possible,
1931, in packages as follows: Bills which were passed in the remaining at the desk continuously throughout the sessions.
House and remaining on Senate Calendar, Bills on Third FRANK WEBB,
Reading, Bills on Second Reading, Bills Indefinitely Postponed, C House of Repr nttiv
Bills withdrawn and Bills Original, having been engrossed, Chief Clerk, House of Representatives.
S also all Joint Resolutions, Concurrent and House Resolutions, Tallahassee, Florida,
all duly numbered. July 31, 1931.
I further certify that the foregoing is a true and correct NOTICE
copy of the proceedings of the House of Representatives for The House Journal for the Regular and First Extraordinary
the Regular Session 1931. session, 1931, are bound in one volume and the pages ar
I further certify that I have corrected the Daily Journals Session, 1931, are bound in one volume and the pages are
f une and June 193n as authorized an umbered accordingly. The House Journal for the Second
rtof June 3, June 4 and June 5, 1931, as authorized and in- Extraordinary Session is printed as a supplement and will be
structed by House Concurrent Resolution No. 21, and have found in the same volume.
also prepared and submitted as a part of the history of the
proceedings of the House, an errata sheet. covering the entire The certificate and index for the Second Extraordinary
session, which appears at the front of the Journal, as also Session will be found in the supplement.
authorized and directed by the provisions of House Concurrent FRANK WEBB,
Resolution No. 21. Chief Clerk.
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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

TUESDAY, APRIL 7,1931

Of the Tmenty-third Regular Session of the Legislature of Florida, under the Constitution of A. D. 1885, begun
and held At the Capitol, in the City of Tallahassee, the State of Florida, on Tuesday, the 7th day of April,
A.>D. 1931, being the day fixed by the Constitution for the meeting of the Legislature.
Th House was called to order at twelve o'clock noon by Osceola-W J. Steed of Kissimmee.
Prank \Wet Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of Palm Beach-Elvin A. Bass of Pahokee.
the regu.fr session of 10i9. Palm Beach-R. K. Lewis of West Palm Beach.
The certified list of he Secretary of State of the members Pasco-R. B. Sturkie of Dade City
elected t') the Legislatue for the session of 1931 was called, as Pinellas-Frank J. Booth of Clearwater.
follows: Pinellas-J. L. Kelly of Clearwater.



MEMBEiS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
ELECTED AT THE GENERAL ELECTION ON THE
FOURTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 1931.
Alachua-R. L Black of Gainesville.
Alachua-Ous A. Morton of Archer.
Baker-I. D Stone of Sanderson.
Bas-J. AM. Sapp of Panarma City.
LLadford-N. D WlInwvrlght of Starke.
Orevard-Clyde G. Trainmell of Melbourne.
Broward-Dwight L. Rogers of Port Lau erdale.
Calhoun-John D Trammell of Blountstown.
Charlotte-C. P. Durrance of Punta Gorda.
Citrus-Sol ). Moon of Floral City.
Clay-J E. Larson of Keystone Heights.
Collier-C. M. Collier, Sr., of Everglades.
Columbia-S. C. Smith of Lake City.
Columbia-J. W Lindler of Lake City.
Dade- Walter Kehoe o. Miami.
Dade-8 P. Robineau of Miami.
Dade-Dan,Chappell of lAfamni.
DeSoto-J H. Coffee of Arcadia.
Diaie-W. D. FlInlayson of Old Town.
Dcu al-Johi E]. 4$athe- of Jacksonville.
Durai,--J. Hewry Blount of Jacksonville.
Dv-al-'W. M. Madison of Jacksonville.
.sca.wbta-Errnst E. MNason of Pensacola.
Bc.cambia-Harvey E. Pate of Pensacola.
1pile'r-. F, Warner o( Bunnell.
tikhln-. ] TIeagwr of Apalachicola.
Op.gdln-H-. Tavlo.- of Quincy.
Qd tlen-. H. Strom of Quincy.
GHcrist-W. J. MattheuW of Trenton.
Oladesr-J.. Piepl e, of Citrus Cent-r.
GOI'frE. Clay Leql,. Jr. of W.ewahitchka.
Flanflton-F. B. Hi rell of Jasper.
Harr1de-A. D. Whftminrn of Wauchula.
Hendry-Elbert L. Ste'. art of Clewiston.
H=rnando-Isonp BaIcley of Brooksville.
Hlhlands-J M. Lee o0 Avon Park.
Hil]sborough-John T. Lowe of Plant City.
Hilll boiooukh-John H. Bledsoe of Ta nlmp
Hill.-lorolch-J. Tonm Watson of Td iiip
Holmes-Al. lI Andrews of Bonitay..
Inlcan River-Charles A. Mitchell of Vero Beach.
Jackson--C. N. Horne of Marianna.
Jackson--W. \. Wester of Grand Ridge.
J..fer.,on-Lamiar Sledge of Monticello.
La(fa.:tte-R. K. Elliott of Mayo.
Lake-I. N. Kennedy of Eustis.
Lake-George F. Westbrook of Clermont.
Lee-F. Irving Holmes of Fort Myers.
Leon-Grion C. Parker, Tr.; of Tallahassee
Lon-Cade E Shackelford of Tallahassee.
Levy -W. S. Hearty of Otter Creek.
Li-rty-G. P. Woo- of Sumatra.
Madison-R. C. Home of Madison.
Madison-Carl V, Burnett of Madison.
Manatee-G. 0. Lea of Bradenton.
Manatee-A. B. Rowe of Palmetto,
Marion-E. E. Strickland of Citra.
Marion--Davis Moon of Dunnellon.
Martin-A. 0 Kanner of Stuart.
Monroe-W. V Albury of Key West.
Naa.|au-T. H. Davis of Hilliard.
OIk.-loo-,a -Ceorge \V. Barrowf of Crestview.
Okeechobece-Peter Tomiasello. Jr.. of Okeechobee.
Orange-Mrs. Edna G. Fuller of Orla'itd;..
Orange-C. Fred Ward of Winter Pirk. -"


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r-lnellas-lnerfman A. Dann, oS. Petersburg.
Polk-B. K. Bullard of Lake Wales.
Polk-Leon Prine of Fort Meade.
Polk-J. O. Bloodworth of Lakeland.
Putnam-H. S. McKenzie of Palatka.
Putnam-T. C. Douglas of Welaka.
Santa Rosa-M. F. Caldwell, Jr., of Milton.
Santa Rosa-W. A. West of Milton.
Sarasota-J. V. Keen of Sarasota.
Seminole-L, P. Hagan of Sanford..
Seminole-George W. McRory of Sanford.
St. Johns-L. W Zim of St. Augustine.
St. Johns-Peter Kendrick of St. Augustine.
St. Lucie-F. C. Poppell of Fort Pierce.
Sumter-N. J. Wicker of Coleman.
Suwannee-A. P. Goff of Live Oak.
Suwannee-R. R. Brown of Live Oak.
Taylor-A. H. Wentworth of Foley.
Union-C. A. Roberts of Lake Butler.
Volusia-Ferd B. Nordman, Jr., of Ormond.
Volusia-L. F. Chapman of DeLand.
Wakulla-H. N. Walker, Jr., of St. Marks.
Walton-A. L. Anderson of DeFuniak Springs.
Washington-D. G. Brock of Vernon.
STATE OF FLORIDA
Office Secretary of State-SS.
I, R. A. Gray, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do
hereby certify that the foregoing is a correct list of members
of the House of Representatives of the State of Florida. elected
at the general election on the fourth day of November A. D.
1930, as shown by the election returns on file in this office.
Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of
Florida, at Tallahassee, the Capital, this the seventh day of
April, A. D. 1931.



(Seal)



.R. A. GRAY,
Secretary of State.



The following members came forward rind took the oath of
office prescribed by the Constitution of the State of Florida
before Mr. Justice Davis of the Supreme Court of the State of
Florida:
Alachua-R. L. Black of Gainesville.
Alachua-Gus A. Morton of Archer.
Baker-I. B. Stone of Sanderson.,
Bay-J. M. Sapp of Panama City.
Bradford--N. D Wainwright of Starke.
Brevard-Clyde G. Trammell of Melbourne.
Broward-Dwight L. Rogers of Fort Lauderdale.
Calhoun-John D. Trammell of Blountstown.
Charlotte-C. P. Durrance of Punta Gorda.
Citrus-Sol D. Moon of Floral City.
Clay-J. E. Larson of Keystone Heights.
Collier-C. M. Collier, Sr', of Everglades.
Columbia-S. C. Smith of Lake City.
Columbia-J. W. Lindler of Lake City.
Dade-Walter Kehoe of Miami. ;
Dade-S. P. Robineau of Miami.
Dade-Dan Chappel of Miami.
DeSoto-J. H. Coffee of Arcadia;' I
Di-ie-W. D. F'inil son of Old Town.
Duval-John E MA t helt of Jacksonville.
Duval-J. Henry Blount of Jacksonville
Duval-W. M. Madison of Jacksonville.
Escambia-Ernest E. Mason of Pensacola.
Escambia-HHarvey E. P ie of Pensacola.
Flagler-E F. Warned of Bunnell.
Franklin-S E; Teague of Alpalachicola. ':
Gadsden-H. M. Taylor of Quincy. .



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Gadsden-S. H. Strom of Quincy.
SGilchrist-W. J. Mattheus of Trenton.
Gulf-E. Clay Lewis, Jr., of Wewahitchka.
Hamilton-F, B. Harrell of Jasper.
Hardee-A. D Whitman of Wauchula.
Hendry-Elbert. L.. Stewart of Clewiston.
Hernando-Isom Beasley of Brooksville.
Highlands-J. M. Lee of Avon Park.
Hillsborough-John T Lowe of Plant City.
Hillsborough-John H. Bledsoe of Tampa.
Hillsborough-J. Tom Watson of Tampa.
Holmes-M. M Andrews of Bonifay.
Indian River-Charles A. Mitchell of Vero Beach.
Jackson-C. N. Horne of Marianna.
Jackson-W. W. Wester of Grand Ridge.
Jefferson-Lamar Sledge of Monticello.
Lafayette-R. K. Elliott of Mayo.
Lake-I. N. Kennedy of Eustis.
Lake-George F. Westbrook of Clermont.
Lee-F. Irving Holmes of Fort Myers.
Leon-Orion C Parker, Jr., of Tallahassee.
Leon-Cade E. Shackelford of Tallahassee.
Levy-W. S. Yearty of Otter Creek.
Liberty-G. P. Wood of Sumatra.
Madison-R. C. Home of Madison.
Madison-Carl W. Burnett of Madison.
Manatee-G. O. Lea of Bradenton.
Manatee-A. B. Rowe of Palmetto.
Marioh-E. E. Strickland of Citra.
Marion-Davis Moon of Dunnellon.
Martin-A. O. Kanner of Stuart.
Monroe-W. V. Albury of Key West.
Nassau-T. H. Davis of Hilliard.
Okaloosa-George W. Barrow of Crestview.
Okeechobee-Peter Tomasello, Jr. of Okeechobee.
Orange-Mrs. Edna G. Fuller of Orlando.
Orange-C. Fred Ward of Winter Park.
Osceola-W. ;. Steed of Kissimmee.
Palm Beach-Elvin A. Bass of Pahokee.
Palm Beach-R. K. Lewis of West Palm Beach.
Pasco-R. B. Sturkie of Dade City.
Pinellas-Franic J. Booth of Clearwater.
Polk-B. K. Bullard of Lake Wales.
Polk-Leon Prine of Fort Meade.
Polk-J O. Bloodworth of Lakeland.
Putnam-H. S. McKenzie of Palatka.
Putnam-T. C. Douglas of Welaka.
Santa Rosa-M. F. Caldwell, Jr., of Milton.
Santa Rosa-W. A. West of Milton.
Sarasota-J. V. Keen of Sarasota.
Seminole-L. P. Hagan of Sanford.
Seminole-George M. McRory of Sanford.
St. Johaa.-. W. Zim of St. Augustine.
st. Jehla-4-ftr. Kendrick of St. Augustine.
St. Luoie-- C Poppell of Fort Pierce.
,uSiner--N. J Wicker of Coleman.
I uwannee-A. P Goff of Live Oak.
Iduwannee-R. R. Brown of Live Oak.
"aylor-A. H. Wentworth of Foley.
Union-C. A. Roberts of Lake Butler.
Volusia-Perd B. Nordman, Jr., of Ormond.
Volusla-I. P. Chapman of DeLand.
Wakulla--M. N. Walker, Jr., of St. Marks.
Walton--A. L. Anderson of DeFuniak Springs.
WaMh lion-- 0. Brock of Vernon.
A quorum preset-93.
Mr. Wesbrook of Lake moved that the House proceed to the
81lOYl of a temporary chairman.
ta was agreed to.
Mr. Q*dwll of Santa Rosa nominated Mr. George W. Mc-
l af Sm iole foi" temporary chairman.
There being no further nominations, Mr. Westbroo'. of Lake
moved that Mr. McRary be elected Temporary Chairman by
acclamation.
Which was agreed to.
Ad Mr. McRory was elected Temporary Chairman.
chair appointed a committee of three to escort the
= asrary ohateman to the chair, such committee being Messrs.
'i tHl. ar A and Steed.
As. Mr. Metry was duly escorted to the chair and assumed
Its ditba
Mr. Wlbreeook Lake) moved that the House proceed to
Permanent organization by the election of a speaker. a speaker
piM tempoe, a Slhief clerk, and other officers and attaches.
Whioh was agreed to.



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Mr. Westbrook (Lake) nominated Hon. E. Clay Leits of Gulf
County for Speaker.
The Chairman declared the nominations closed.
Upon call of the Roll the vote was:
For Mr. Lewis of Gulf:
Messrs. Albury, Andei on. Acndli'e. Barrow. pass. Beasley.
Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth. Booth. Blotmt. Brock.Bro'. n. Bul-
lard, Burnett, Caldwell. Chapimian. Chappell. Colfee. Collier.
Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliot, Finla.von. Fuller. ,;off. Hagan.
Harrell, Holmes, Home (Jackson), Home (MaditlliJ Kanner.
Keen, Kehoe, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee. ,Highlands,
Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lo.'e, .adison.
Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitclel, Moon
(Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nord-
man, Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Fobineau,
Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stew-
art, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Toma-
sello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright,
Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, Westtrook, Wes-
ter, West, Whitman, W:cker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
The Chairman announced and declared that Hon. E. Clay
Lewis was unanimously elected Speaker.
Mr. Westbrook moved that a committee of three be appoint-
ed to escort the Speaker to the Chair.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Chairman appointed hMe.srs. Westbrook.
Lowe and Teague as such coilnittee o escort the Speakcr to
the Chair.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Speaker, having been escorted to the
Chair, expressed his appreciation to the members for the honor
conferred upon him and assumed the duties of Speake,' of the
House of Representatives.
Mr. Westbrook (Lake) nominated Hon. H. S. McKenzie of
Putnam County for Speaker pro tempore:
The Speaker declared the nominations closed.
Upon call of the roll, the vote was:
For Mr. McKenzie for Speaker pro tempore: ,
Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews; Barrow,
Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount.
Brock, Brown, Bullard, Bi'-nett. Caldwell, Chapman. Chappell.
Coffee, Collier. Davis. Douglas. Durrance, Elliott. Finlayson.
Fuller. Goff. Hagan. Harrell, Holmes, Home IJackson). Home
(Madison,. Kanner. Keen. Kehoe, Kendrick, Kenned3. Larson,
Lee (Highlands), Lea 'Manatee', Lewis 'Palm Beach). -indler,
Lowe, Madison, Mason. Mathews 'Duval), Mattheus 'Gil-
christ), Mitchel. Moon 'Citrus Moon lMarion), Morton, Mc-
Rory, Nordman, Page, Parker. Peeples. Poppell, Prine, Roberts,
Robineau. Rowe, Rogers. Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith.
Steed, Stewart, Strickland. Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Taylor.
Teague, Tomasello. Trammell Brevard Trammell Calhoun .
Wainwright, Walker. Ward. Warner. Watson. Wentworth.
Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty.
Zim--92.
Mr. McKenzie was declared duly elected as Speaker pro ter.i
Mr. Westbrook moved that a committee of three be appoint-
ed to escort the Speaker pro tem to the Chair.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker announced that he would appoint
on such committee Messrs. Westbrook, Douglas and Larson,
who escorted the Speaker pro tern to the Chair.
Mr. Westbrook of Lake nominated Frank Webb for Chief
Clerk.
Upon call of the roll, the vote was:
Mr. Speaker: Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Barrow,
Bass, Beasley, Black. Bledsoe. Bloodworth, Booth, Blount.
Brock, Brown, Bullard. Burnett, Caldwell. Chapman, Chappell,
Coffee, Collier, Davis, Douglas, Durrance. Elliott. Finlayson,
Fuller, Goff, Hagan. Harrell, Holmes, Home (Jackson), Home
(Madison), Kanner, Keen. Kehoe, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson,
Lee (Highlands), Lea 'Manatee Lewis 'Palm Beach Lindler,
Lo ;, Madison, M.ason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus iGil-
christ), Mitchel, Moon (Citrus), Moon IMarion), Morton. Mc-
Kenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Stur-
kie, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Tram-
mell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson,
Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,
Yearty, Zim-93.
The Speaker declared Frank Webb unanimously elected as
Chief Clerk.
Frank Webb came forward and took the oath of office as
Chief Clerk of the Housgref Representatives for the 1931 Ses-
sion as prescribed by the Constitution of the State of Florida

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before Mr. Justice Davis of the Supreme Court.
Mr. Kennedy moved that a committee of three members be
appointed to wait upon the Senate and inform that body that
the House was organized and ready for business.
Which was agreed to.
Whereupon the Speaker appointed as such committee
Messis. Kenniedv. Madbion and Taylor.
The committee retired and after a brief absence returned
and reported that they had performed the duty assigned them
and were discharged,
A committee of three from the Senate, composed of Sena-
tors Hodges, Bell and Adams, appeared at the bar of the
House of Representatives and announced that they were in-
structed by the Senate to inform the House that the Senate
\as organized and ready to proceed to business.
Mr. Tomasello, of Okeechobee, moved that the Speaker
appoint a committee of three to wait upon his Excellency, the
Governor, and inform him that the House of Representatives
was now organized and ready to receive any communication
he might have to make to the Legislature.
Which was agreed to.
The Speaker appointed on this committee Messrs. Tomasello,
McKenzie and Blount.
The committee retired and after a brief absence returned
and reported that they had performed the duty assigned them,
and that Hi1 Excellency the Governor desired to appear before
the Legislature in joint session on the 8th day of April, 1931 at
11 o'clock A. M.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
Mr. Westbrook moved that the rules be waived and that
we do now take up Senate Messages.
Which was agreed to.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 7, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has adopted-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1.
By Senator Getzen, of the 38th District.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA IN SESSION ASSEMBLED. THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING:
That the Senate respectfully advises and concurs with the
House of Representatives in advising the Governor that the
Legislature by his request assembled in the hall of Jhe House
of Representatives at 11:00 o'clock, A. M., April 8, A. D. 1931,
for the purpose of receiving his Excellency's Message.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBERT W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Mr. Wicker moved that the rules be further waived and that
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 was read a second
time in full.
Mr. Wicker moved that the Resolution be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
The resolution was adopted.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
House Resolution No. 1.
By Mr. Westbrook, of Lake.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF FLORIDA IN SESSION ASSEMBLED:
That the following be elected as attaches of the House of
Representatives for the 1931 Session:
Assistant Chief Clerk, Mrs. Emma L. Smith, Jacksonville,
Duval County.
Bill Clerk, Mrs. W. R. Dorman, Live Oak, Suwannee County.
Reading Clerk, Louis 0. Gravely, Jr., LaBelle, Hendry
County.
Reading Clerk, Ammon McClellan, Collier City, Collier
County.
Engrossing Clerk, Richard W. Ervin, Palatka, Putnam
County.



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Enrolling Clerk, Miss Annie Bond, Lloyd, Jefferson County.
Sergeant at Arms, Nathan Jones, Jacksonville, Duval County.
Messenger, C. J. Ferrell, Ben Haden, Wakulla County.
Doorkeeper, S. A. Barco, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach
County.
Gallery Doorkeeper, Don Tompkins, Lake City, Columbia
County.
Chaplain, Rev. J. E. Mickler, DeLand, Volusia County.
Janitor, J. H. Stewart, Wakulla, Wakulla County.
Page, Dorothy Freeman.
Page, Dick Bell.
Page, Dwight L. Rogers.
Page, Marjorie Hightower.
Page, Neal Stone.
Page, William B. Clark.
Page, Alton Denby.
Page, Thomas (Red) Armstrong.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the Resolution be adopted.
On the call of the Roll on the adoption of the Resolution
the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Bar-
row, Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodyv.orth. Booth, Blount,
Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett; Calvdwe-ll. Chapmnain. Chappell.
Coffee, Collier, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlay'son,
Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Hornet Jackson), Horne
(Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson,
Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach'. Lindler,
Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gil-
christ), Mitchel, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, Mc-
Kenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell.
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp. Shockelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom,
Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard),
Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner,
Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West. Whitman,
Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zlm-93.
Nays-None.
The Resolution was adopted.
The following communication from the Attorney General
was received.
Tallahassee. Fla., April 7, 1931,
Hon. Clay Lewis,
Speaker of the House of. Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:
In compliance with the provisions of Section 128. Compil
General Laws (Section 104. Revised General Statutes of 192C
I hereby recommend Mrs. Mary M. Megimiss. as
perienced in indexing, to supervise and assist the respect
clerks of each branch of the Legislature having such work
hand in making the index for both the House and Sen
Journals during the Regular Session of the Legislature of 1
Very respectfully,
CAREY D. LANDIS,
Attorteey-Gene
House Resolution No. 2.
Mr. Kanner, of Martin, offered the following House
tion: I
WHEREAS, Section 104 of the Revised Get .eral S
Florida provides for the employment by the ,House
sentatives of an experienced indexer, acting in
with a similar clerk from the Senate, to comp' e
index of the Journal of the House of Represf
WHEREAS, the work, of the Chief Clerk -.
recent sessions and makes it necessary for hi
tional help; and /
WHEREAS, the Chief Clerk is charged wi
ability of the supervision of the said work of int
nal; therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the House of Representativf
est of economy and efficiency in carrying out
the said three positions be authorized and tha
is hereby authorized to employ an experience(
who shall be known as the Journal Indexing
work outlined in said Section 104 of th
Statutes, and also two special assistant
other Work as he may direct, which
the same compensation and rem
this House.
Which was read.
Mr. Kanner moved the ado
Whi h was agreed to.



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House Resolution No. 3.
By Mr. Kanner of Martin.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF FLORIDA IN SESSION ASSEMBLED:
That the Speaker be, and he is hereby authorized and di-
rected to instruct the Sergeant-at-Arms of this House, to
procure from time to time during the 1931 session of the
House. stamps for the use of the members of this House in
transacting official business.
Be it further resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms be au-
thorized and directed to dispense to the members of this
House, such stamps as each member may require; provided,
that no member shall be given more than twenty stamps per
day.
Be it further resolved, That such stamps be used by the
members of this House upon official business of the House
only, or for the purpose of communicating with constituents
upon matters of legislation, pending before the House or
contemplated by members of the House for introduction.
Be it further resolved, that the Sergeant-at-Arms be directed
to furnish to the members of this House all stationery, and
all other necessary supplies for the use of the members of
this House.
Which was read.
Mr. Kanner moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.

House Resolution No. 4. "
By Mr Kanner of Martin.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE O0 REPARESENTA-
TIVES OF FLORIDA IN SESSION ASSEMBLED:
That th- Speaker appoint an -Assistant Bill Clerk, Assistant
Sergeant-at-Arms, Secretail. Journal ClerlI, and 3 Assistant
Journal Clerks, and an Assistant Janitor.
Which was read.
Mr. Kanner moved- the adoption of the Resolution.,
Which was agreed to.

House Resolution No. 5.
By Mr. McKenzie ofPutnam.
Be it Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State
of Florida that the Secretary of State shall furnish, to the
Sergeant-at-Arms of -the House of Representatives, for use of
the Representatives. upon a requisition to be signed by the
irgeant-at-Arms, such of the Statutes. General and Special,
hen requesbte by Uie Represencatives: each Representative,
the time oft reivisg any of said books. shall sign a receipt
me, and shall, by the end of the Session,
ro .said-tooks., so received. to the Sergeant-at-Arms, and
be ki turn by the Bamgeant-at-Arms returned to the Sec-
ary of State.
Ich was. read.
i'. McKenzie moved the adoption of the Resolution.
hlch was agreed to.
se Resolution No. 6.
r. Kanner, of Martin.
T RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION
JED: i
Speaker be, and he is hereby authorized and di-
oint -ot less than five members nor more than
ra of the House of Representatives to be known
Committee, whose duty it shall be to examine
and typists necessary for employment of
ce in all matters pertaining to the public busi-
usu of Representatives during the Session of
that said committee, by itself and under its
ct such examination or examinations of ap-
itions as may seem fit and proper from time
mmend such only for employment as in their
ficient and worthy, that the public business
d and carefully prepared, reported, copied and
shall be employed by any committee oof the
er or typist until his or her proficiency
assed upon by the Committee herein
,ct of the adoption of this resolution
of the House and that no person
r proof reader until the Com-
raphers or typists, for that
austed.



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Mr. Kanner moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
House Resolution No. 7.
By Mr. Kanner of Martin.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF FLORIDA IN SESSION ASSEMBLED:
That 2,000 copies of the daily Journal, and 400 copies of the
daily calendar be ordered printed each day.
Which was read.
Mr. Kanner moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
House Resolution No. 8.
By Mr. Kanner of Martin.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF FLORIDA IN SESSION ASSEMBLED:
That each member of this House be allowed to mail twenty
copies of the Journal of this House.
Which was read.
Mr. Kanner moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 9.
By Mr. Kanner of Martin.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF FLORIDA IN SESSION ASSEMBLED:
SThat no bills or resolutions except those effecting organiza-
tion of House be introduced until standing committees be ap-
pointed and organized and chairman thereof announce they
are ready to transact business.
Which was read.
Mr. Kanner moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
House Resolution No. iO.
By Mr, Kaianer of. Martin.
WHEREAS, it is essential to the public welfare that the
most widespread publicity be given expeditiously to the pro-
ceedlng'i of and happenings in the Legislature, and to that end
this Legislature should follow the same practice that was ob-
served in the Legislature of 1929 with reference to the accom-
modation of the Representatives of the Press, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY.THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES:
That the Speaker of the House and the Chief Clerk. Bill
Clerk, Sergeant at Arms and other attaches of the House of
Representatives be authorized and directed to provide and
carry out .ubstantially the same provisions for the accommo-
dation of Representatives of the Press at this-session as. iwge
in torce at the 1929 session. Including the same access to copies
of illks r., was in\en at the 1929 session of the Legislature to
Press Represenatives. :,:
Which was read.
Mr. Kanner moved the adopt ion of the Resolution.
Which nt as agreed to..
House Resolution No. 11.
Mr. Kanner, of Martin County, moves that the Rules of
Procedure of the 1929 Session of the Florida Legislature shall
govern this body until the Committee on Rules shall be or-
ganized and. report and uch report shall be adopted.
Which was read.
Mr. Kanner moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
House Resolution No. 12.
By Mr. Robineau of Dade;
WHEREAS The House of Representatives of the State of
Florida has been honored in having one of its esteemed mem-
bers, Mrs. Edna G. Fuller invited to a conference to be held
in the City of Washington, April 10th and llth, for the pur-
pose of considering the enforcement of law in relationship to
the safety, security and well being of the children, the homes
and the cherished institutions of this nation; and
WHEREAS this 'conference will represent the deep convic-
tions and seasoned judgment of millions of organized women
in the United States; and '
WHEREAS it is the sense of the Legislature of Florida that
the objectives of this conference are such as commend them-
selves to the devotion and loyalty of the public and private
agencies in this nation: Now therefore
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,, that the House 'of
Representatives of the State of Florida shall follow \ ith keen
interest the progress of such conference and conmmend, the
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thoughtful consideration of the citizens of the State of Flor-
ida and the United States.
Which was read.
Mr. Robineau moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Wainwright of Bradford moved that a committee of
three be appointed to escort Hon. R. A. Green, Congressman
of the 2nd Florida District, to the chair.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Chairman appointed Messrs. Wainwright of
Bradford, Larson of Clay and Lewis of Palm Beach as such
committee to escort Congressman Green to the chair.
Mr. Parker of Leon moved that a committee of three be
appointed to escort Hon. Tom A. Yon to the chair.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Mason of Escam-
bia, Home of Jackson and Parker of Leon, as such commit-
tee to escort Congressman Yon to the chair.
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display and splendid contribution of flowers with which the
House was decorated, and moved that an expression of thanks
be extended to the ladies of Tallahassee for this courtesy.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Home of Jackson moved that a committee of three be
appointed to escort Senator S. W. Getzen to the chair.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Chairman appointed Mr. Horne of Jackson,
Mr. Hagan of Seminole and Mr. Ward of Orange as such
committee to escort Senator Getzen to the chair.
In accordance with the provision of House Resolution No. 4,
the Speaker announced that he would appoint Walter G.
Troxler as Assistant Bill Clerk, Fred Watson as Assistant'
Sergeant-at-Arms, and William J. Bledsoe as Secretary to
the Speaker.
At 1:20 o'clock P M. Mr. Mathews moved that the House
do now adjourn until 10:30 o'clock A. M. Wednesday, April 8th.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at 1:20 o'clock P. M. the House stood adjourned
until 10:30 o'clock A. M., Wednesday, April 8th.

























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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 1931



The House was called to order at 10:30 o'clock a. m. by the
Speaker.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker: Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Barrow,
Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount,
Brock, Brown, Bullard Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell,
Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Fin-
layson, Fuller. Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jackson),
Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick Ken-
nedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Pali
Beach), Lindler. Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval),
Mattheus (Gilchrist) Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion),
Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples,
Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shack-
elford, Sledge. Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom,
Sturkie, Taylor, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell,
(Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson,
Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker,
Wood, Yearty, Zim.-94.
A quorum was present.
Prayer by Chaplain.
The Journal of Tuesday, April 7th, was corrected and as
corrected was approved.
Mr. Westbrook moved that a committee of three be appoint-
ed to notify the Senate that the House will be ready at 11:00
o'clock a. m. for the joint session to receive the Governor's
Message.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Westbrook, Stur-
kie and Rowe, as a committee of three to notify the Senate
that the House will be ready at 11:00 o'clock a. m. to meet in
joint session to hear the Governor's Message.
Said committee retired and after brief absence returned, re-
ported that they had performed the duty assigned them and
were discharged.
Mr. Beasley moved that a committee of three be appointed
to notify the Governor that the House will be ready at 11:00
a. m. to receive his message in joint session.
Which was agreed to,
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Beasley, Lee and
Rogers as a committee of three to inform the Governor that
the Legislature will meet in joint session at 11:00 o'clock a. m.
to hear his message.
Said committee retired and after brief absence returned and
Sd that they had performed the duty assigned them and
discharged.
Watson of Hillsboro asked permission to file with the
Clerk copies of articles of impeachment relating to
ble Ernest Amos, State Comptroller, to be kept on the
Clerk's desk for information to the public.
Which was agreed to by unanimous consent.
Mr. Lee of Highlands moved that the members of the Citi-
zens' Finance and Taxation Committee be extended the privi-
lege of the floor.
Which was agreed to.
The hour of 11:00 o'clock having arrived, the Senate ap-
peared at the Bar of the House and were awarded seats.
The President of the Senate in the chair.
The roll of Senators was called by the Secretary of the
Senate and the following answered to their names:
Mr. President:
Senators: Adams--st District. Anderson-6th District.
Andrews-10th District. Bell-27th District. Bradshaw-30th
District. Butler-18th District. Caro-2nd District. Chown-
ing-28th District. Clarke-22nd District. Council-5th Dis-
trict. Dell-32nd District. English-14th District. Futch-
23rd District. Gary-20th District. Getzen-38th District.
Gomez-24th District. Harris-llth District. Harrison-
36th District. Hilburn-26th District. Hinely-17th District.
Hodges-8th District. Howell-25th District. Irby-9th Dis-
trict. Johns-15th District. King-19th District. Knabb-
29th District. Lewis-4th District. Neel-3rd District.



Parker-12th District. Parrish-37th District. Stewart-16th
District. Swearingen-7th District. Taylor-31st District.
Turner-21st District. Wagg-35th District. Watson-13th
District. Young-33rd District-38.
A quorum of the Senate present.
The roll of members of the House of Representatives was
called by the Chief Clerk, and the following members an-
swered to their names:
Mr. Speaker: Me.rssr: Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Bar-
row, Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount,
Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell,
Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott,
Finlayson. Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne
(Jackson), Horne (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly,
Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee),
Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews
(Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchel, Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion). Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker,
Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe. Rogers. Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge, Smith; Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone,
Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard),
Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner,
Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman,
Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-94.
A quorum of the House of Representatives present.
Senator Hodges moved that a committee of three be ap-
pointed to wait upon the Governor and to escort him to the
platform and that Mrs. Carlton be invited to accompany the
Governor.
Which was agreed to by the joint session.
Thereupon the President appointed Senator Hodges and
Messrs. Harrell and Keen to escort Governor Doyle E. Carlton
to the platform.
The committee escorted Hon. Doyle E. Carlton, Governor of
Florida, to the stand, where he addressed the Legislature as-
sembled in joint session.
At the conclusion of the Governor's address, the joint session
rose and the Senate withdrew to its chamber.
Thereupon the House resumed its deliberations.
The roll was called, and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Barrow,
Bass, Beasley, Blac, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount,
Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell,
Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Fin-
layson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Home (Jackson),
Horne (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick.
Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis
(Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews
(Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist). Mitchel, Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker,
Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robjneau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickiand, Stone,
Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Tram-
mell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson,
Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,
Yearty, Zim-94.
A quorum present.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the Governor's message
be spread upon the Journal.
Which was agreed to.
MESSAGE OF DOYLE E. CARLTON, GOVERNOR
OF FLORIDA
TO THE
FLORIDA LEGISLATURE
SESSION OF 1931
The paramount issue before this body is clear. In my mes-
sage to the Legislature of 1929 you will find these words:
"The uppermost problem is Inance and taxation. Every en-
deavor of the State, whether in behalf of education, the public
health, conservation of our natural resources, or governmental
organization, our whole economic future hinges upon a sane
fiscal and sound financial policy." These words, true then are
true now and present the issue which transcends all others,
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body to which the people are looking anxiously for relief.
We have the advantage of much valuable information accu-
mulated by the Governor's Tax Committee, the Legislative
Committee and the Committee representing our Municipalities.
I would express the gratitude of the State for the contributions
of these Committees and commend their suggestions to your
serious, impartial and unprejudiced consideration.
OUR TASK
Certain facts must be accepted as fundamental and met in a
practical way. Our cost of government must be met; our State
Institutions must be maintained; our schools must carry on;
our obligations must be paid; and at the same time our Gen-
eral Property Tax must be reduced. This is accepted as a dif-
ficult task and calls for wise and courageous action which puts
service to the State above the fear of selfish or misguided crit-
icism.
OUR PROGRAM
Our program is plain and is substantially the same as out-
lined heretofore.
1 Economy in public expenditures which calls for the
elimination of all unnecessary burdens and involves the organi-
zation of governmental activities on an efficient business basis.
2. The equalization of our tax burden. This calls for an
improvement of our assessment and collection methods so the
tax will rest more evenly on the property now touched and
make certain collection at the least possible cost. It also calls
for new sources of revenue, not for the purpose of increasing
our load, but for equalizing that which is already upon us and
which we can not escape.
ECONOMY IN PUBLIC BUSINESS
Economy is fundamental and should be applied in every
branch of our governmental activity. Little economies aggre-
gate big savings. Useless offices should be abolished and our
government organized, not on a political but on a business
basis, solely with reference to the service required. Your at-
tention is respectfully called to the following savings which
should be employed:
1. Our Circuit Judges within four years increased from
twenty to forty, while the budget for these courts jumped from
$479,850.00 to $752,450.00. This is without justification. Some
Circuits should be abolished, others should be consolidated,
even where more than one judge is used. This would avoid
the necessity of assigning outside judges where one is disqual-
ified and save the expense of an additional State Attorney and
other incidental costs. It would be better to use the judges
eliminated by redistricting to aid the Supreme Court than to
maintain the present system.
2. Many courts of inferior jurisdiction should be abolished;
the number of Justices of the Peace greatly reduced; and the
office of Constable completely done away with.
3. By Constitutional Amendment the Grand Jury should be
abolished or its services limited to capital cases or when called
into action by the presiding judge.
4. An adjustment of the compensation of County Officers is
imperative. This compensation should be fixed on some fair
basis, population, assessed valuation of the county, income to
the office or otherwise. At the same time provision should be
made to control the number of employees as well as their Sala-
ries. All offices should be subject to a budget approved by
some disinterested body and all salaries and other expenses
paid from a central fund. It is an anomaly that State Offi-
cials with smaller salaries are controlled entirely by a budget
approved by the Legislature, while local officers spending
larger sums are laws unto themselves.
5. The office of Bond Trustee should be abolished and our
scattered financial control centralized in some County or State
authority.
6. The assessment and collecting agencies for Counties and
Municipalities should be consolidated This will avoid dupli-
cation of effort as well as save confusion and unnecessary ex-
penses to the tax payers. I am not convinced that the office
of assessor and collector should be consolidated but along with
this suggestion made by the tax committees, I would suggest
that you consider the abolition of the Board of County Com-
missioners as well as the School Board and the substitution
therefore of one Board to discharge the duties heretofore hand-
led by the two. Business concerns do not have two boards of
directors discharging duties so closely related as those per-
formed by the School Board and the Board of County Com-
missioners.



UNIFORM RECORDS AND ACCOUNTS
A modern uniform system of records anu accounts, including
cost accounting, should be established throughout the State.
with an auditing system that would insure at least an annual
audit of the different subdivisions of the State, the purpose be-
ing not only to prevent defaults but to establish efficiency in
governmental operations. Thousands of dollars are lost each
year not only through defaults but by waste resulting from
loose business methods. A rigid budgeting should be required.
Shifting and intermingling of various funds, merging current
expenses into future obligations should be prohibited and rec-
ords so kept that the people easily may see how, and for what,
their moneys are expended.
PURCHASING DEPARTMENT
All purchases of the State, except those of a minor nature
should be centralized in one department. We thus substitute
expert service for indiscriminate and irresponsible buying, se-
cure lower prices by larger purchases, centralize the point of
contact between the bidder and the State, fix the responsibility
for determining prices, establish .standard specifications and
assure all discounts. We have already accomplished much but
a complete consolidation of all purchasing agencies would ac-
complish as much more.
TAXATION
This problem may be summed up in one word, "Equaliza-
tion," which means a fair distribution of the tax burden. The
remedy must begin with our assessments which now vary from
8 per cent to 100 per cent of the property valuation. This con-
dition is so strikingly unjust and violates so flagrantly the rule
of uniformity as to endanger the entire tax levy. Some ma-
chinery, preferably a Tax Commission, the method approved
by most tax authorities, should be provided to see that prop-
erty which escapes carries its part of the cost of government.
1. The collection of taxes could and should be simplified and
the cost greatly reduced. The present premium for early pay-
ment should be reduced. The penalty for non-payment of all
taxes, general as well as license, should be emphasized so as to
make the law, as nearly as possible, self executing.
2. The validity of Tax Certificates should be made certain
so that they will stand as good collateral anywhere. Some
have the mistaken idea that a loose collection system shot
through with technicalities that make it ineffective is a kind-
ness to the honest tax payer. It is the reverse and is usually
employed by the professional tax dodger. To the extent that
the tax payers obligation is doubtful, the State's financial
structure is weakened and its service to the citizen impaired.
REVENUE REQUIREMENTS
In considering the requirements for revenue, it is well to
analyze the expenditures of the State; see where further sav-
ings can be employed and whether these alone will bring relief.
Some are of the opinion that economy alone is sufficient. This
seems to be predicated upon the belief that extravagance is
rampant. It is erroneously said that the State's cost of gov-
ernment is more than $42,000,000.00 per year and that the op-
erating expenses of the schools are $30,000,000.00; whereas the
operating cost of the common schools was a little more than
$13,000,000.00 while the total disbursements of the State for all
purposes was $29,714,792.50.
FUNDS FOR WHICH THE STATE ACTS AS DISBURSING
AGENT ONLY
Of this twenty-nine and a fraction million, almost nine mil-
lion represents funds for which the state government acts
disbursing agent only.
$1,525,380.06 represents money collected from and paid
for the Everglades Drainage District.
$992,000.00 Federal Funds disbursed by the State for i
ways, -schools, etc.
$5,525,000.00 amount collected by the State but returned
the Counties for the operation of the common schools.
Furthermore, the State carries County burdens in the w
costs of courts, grand juries, etc., to the amount of a'
three quarters of a million dollars.



HIGHWAY EXPENDITURES
Of the remaining twenty million (I am speaking in r
numbers) approximately ten million dollars were spent for
Construction and Maintenance in 1930. Much less
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issue whether this should be considered as a cost of govern-
ment or a public improvement. .It is interesting to observe,
however, that our road system as an investment yields an an-
nual revenue by way of gasoline and motor tax equal to 5 per
cent on $300,000,000.00,-this, too, without oppression to the
motorists for the portion of the gasoline tax and motor tax
applied to roads costs the traveler about four-tenths of one
cent per mile, while the gasoline and motor tax used for all
purposes amounts to less than one cent per mile; on the other
hand it is estimated that one can travel on our modern high-
ways five cents per mile cheaper than he could travel the mud
and dirt roads of old.
In working out our program in its relation to the Road De-
partment, certain facts must be considered.
1. The State Road Department now gets for road construc-
tion and maintenance 2c of the 6c gas tax and 70 per cent of
the automobile license tax.
2. The incompleted connecting links of our main stem
highways and some others of equal importance.
3. The wisdom of matching Federal aid by which we get
$2.00 worth of roads for every $1.00 expended.
4. The convict burden now carried by the Road Depart-
ment amounting to about 1,250 prisoners, which should not be
shoved back on the State.
5. The present program of extending road maintenance
into the Counties by which local burdens are greatly. relieved.
More than four thousand miles of highways are being main-
tained now.
6. The problem of unemployment-many families today
have meat and bread by virtue of road construction. Public
employment is better by far than private charity or a public
charge.
INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING
We spent last year $2,870,000.00 for the Institutions of High-
er Learning. We can hardly hope for less in the future. Dor-
mitory facilities are now inadequate, class rooms are crowded,
while the enrollment mounts each year. We must economize,
hold down expenditures to the uttermost, cut off all unneces-
sary frills and yet when this is done, the normal increase will
quickly absorb every saving.
PENSIONS
$1,212,766.55 were paid for Pensions. The number of Pen-
sioners, strange to say, shows little decrease. Will you reduce
this amount? Many voted last session for an increase of 25
per cent and by special acts added numerous pensions. We
find on the roll by special act, many apparently too young for
service and some born after the close of the war., We also rec-
ognize applicants where the State from which they come re-
fused such pension. I mention these facts as a cau-
tion against the danger of special pensions, especially where
the act precludes investigation as to service. Nb one entitled
should be denied a pension but all of merit should be protected
against the undeserving.
HOSPITAL FOR THE INSANE AND FARM COLONY FOR
THE FEEBLE MINDED
We spent last year for these two institutions $1,225,126.92. I
would for the sake of the tax payers and humanity as well
that this burden might be lightened. The inmates represent
the most delicate charge, inviting the tenderest sympathy of
any trust imposed on the State. 1,300 new patients were ad-
mitted to the Hospital last year. The burden will continue to
grow. We cannot close the doors against these unfortunates
nor fail in our care when they are brought to us. 86 cents per
was the cost of maintenance at the hospital last year, in-
g improvements to take care of the increase.
PENAL INSTITUTIONS
S State Prison Farm cost $612,366.87, while the Boys
"1 and the Girls School added $174,463.59. We would be
"i to have you visit all these institutions and make your
"sm and recommendations. These latter are more than
institutions. It is worth while to restore the prisoner
useful member of society and it is better by far to build
"possible youthful human wreck, manhood and woman-
Snow, than support a criminal charge in the days that are
ne. By the development of industry, the extension of
operations and the employment of business methods we
seeking to make these institutions more nearly self sus-
"g. We cannot, however, with the normal increase, look
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THE JUDICIARY
For the Judiciary we spent $818.680.94 in 1930. My views on
this matter have already been given.
LEGISLATIVE EXPENSE
For the last Legislature, the expense of which was carried
over to 1930, was paid $269,595.98. This is more than $3,300.00
per day, more than $560.00 per hour, almost $10.00 per minute.
These facts carry their own message and make their own sug-
gestions.
AUDITING DEPARTMENT AND BANK EXAMINERS
$154,207.21 was paid out during the last two years for the
Auditing Department which brought back to the people $460,-
564.26. For bank examiners we paid out $59,408.50.
AGRICULTURE AND LIVE STOCK EXPENDITURES
$509,552.56 was paid out by the State Plant Board, most or
which went for the extermination of the Mediterranean Fly.
The Federal Government spent $2,000,000.00 every time the
State spent $100,000.00. The wisdom of the plant board can-
not be overlooked.
$377,198.47 was paid out by the State Live Stock Sanitary
Board, mostly for tick eradication. We are more than half
through with this program and more than half way to the
foundation for America's greatest live stock and dairy State.
FORESTRY BOARD
The Forestry Board spent $51,784.71, a paltry sum -for the
re-establishment of a great resource. In fact, we are rapidly
depleting what has been and is yet the State's greatest money
producer without adequate effort to replenish it.
PUBLIC HEALTH
$318,367.74 was spent by the State Health Department. We
can hardly expect to spend less for the extermination of mala-
ria, hookworm, pellagra and other preventable diseases than
you do to eradicate cattle ticks. Thes" diseases levy a ghastly
toll on the economic, social and even moral life of the State.
Our present health program constitutes one of the most con-
structive efforts on the part of the State.
DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE SELF SUSTAINING
I shall not enumerate all of the State's expenditures but in-
vite your attention to the Comptroller's Report and would now
ask you to consider some of the Departments supported by
licenses from the interests represented and not by the general
taxes of the State.
1. The Hotel Department operating cost in 1930 was $76,-
643.33 and shows a saving of $85,920.15 over the two years
prior to the reorganization. It is supported entirely by tne
hotels and apartment houses in the State and designed to pro-
tect a great business against shysters in the trade and the pub-
lic against inadequate and unsafe accommodations.
2. The Game Department cost $185,836.25, and shows a total
saving of $308,648.84 over the cost of operation for the two
years prior to the reorganization. It is supported by the sports-
men of the State and seeks to conserve and develop one of the
State's chief attractions, one of its greatest natural resources.
3. The Shell Fish Department is sustained by the fish and
oyster industry which yields $15,000,000.00 per year.
4. The Motor Vehicle Department, not supported by gen-
eral revenue, cost last year $274,165.69 and shows a saving since
its reorganization two years ago of $372,400.70.
ADMINISTRATIVE COST OF GOVERNMENT
Many people think that most of the money is spent by the
Governor and his Cabinet and their respective office forces.
Their toal expenditure is $239,369.57, all but about $1,100.00 of
which is paid by licenses or fees coming into the offices. Sup-
pose you wipe out all salaries above mentioned. This affects
the general tax but a small fraction of a mill. I am not op-
posing a reduction in salaries but will simply remind you that
Cabinet Officials with statewide responsibilities draw 20 per
cent less than the officers of the larger counties while the scale
of salaries for clerks is much below that of many counties.
SAVINGS EFFECTED
We have saved and cut at every possible turn. Five Depart-
ments will show a saving in operation cost for the past two
years of between $1,500,000.00 and $2,000,000.00. Most of this,
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-the tax payers nevertheless. We are holding down public ex-
:penditures for the present biennium $1,500,000.00 below Legis-
lative .appropriation. In spite of increased burden through
,these distressing times we have managed to live within our in-
come.
NO LOSS OF MONEY BY THE STATE
Furthermore, while our Counties and Municipalities and some
banks, the State administration as yet has not developed the
loss of one dollar. Losses at most will be insignificant.
From these facts it is evident that State money has not been
wasted, squandered or lost and, save as we will And must, this
alone will .not provide the necessary relief. When we turn Io
the Counties where most of the money is spent, we find our
chief burdens are fixed. The two big items in the tax payers
burden are ,debts and schools. One is reduced by the process
of payment :and the other grows with our rapid increase of
students.
NEW SOURCES OF REVENUE INEVITABLE
It is, therefore, evident that new sources of revenue are in-
evitable. Real Estate cannot continue with its present load.
From a revenue angle, we have reached the point of diminish-
ing returns; from an income angle, the point of no return at
all. A tax must have some relation to income, otherwise it kills
the property and revenue as well. Already the taxes focused
on Real Estate have driven from the tax books seven million
'acres of wild land and a corresponding amount of other unim-
proved real property. Data gathered within the past few days
show that rental property is contributing all the way from 20
per cent to 100 per cent of its income, to the cost of govern-
ment. Improved Real Estate, once readily salable is now ques-
tioned even as security because taxes absorb the income. We
often find it cheaper to rent than to own a home. Without
relief these conditions will grow worse. I submit that any tax
system which makes the owning of improved property unprof-
itable, of unimproved property impossible, which penalizes the
home owner and paralyzes the State's greatest asset is indefen-
sible in sound business or good government.

OUR GOAL
We should find new sources of revenue that will first wipe
out the State levy of thirteen mills and then give to the com-
mon schools the assurance of a minimum eight months term.
Nearly one thousand schools closed their doors this year on or
before the sixth month of the term. Hundreds of teachers
have been working without full pay. This situation must be
met. God pity a State that would risk its future upon any
other than an educated citizenship.
SELECTION OF SOURCES
The selection of new sources of revenue is in your wisdom.
You alone can provide the way. I would, however, respectfully
call to your attention the Constitutional requirement of a tax
on intangibles, the neglect of which may jeopardize our en-
tire tax levy. The Constitutional amendment providing for an
Inheritance Tax suggests the wisdom of early action on this
measure.
GENERAL SALES TAX
I am loath to say, what not to tax, and yet to be true to my
own convictions and fair to you, I must say that in my opinion
a General Sales Tax is unwise, unsound and out of keeping
with a sane program of relief. The tax ignores the ability to
pay and the cost of collection is out of proportion to the in-
come received. It is an inverted income tax. The income tax
begins where necessities leave off while a sales tax falls chiefly
on the necessities of life and upon the people who are least
able to pay. Instead of reaching our aim-Tax Adjustment
and Tax Settlement-it will result in tax chaos. This, however,
does not preclude a special tax on certain items where the cost
of collection is not unreasonable and the burden is not oppres-
sive. Opposition to other sources of revenue are possible as a
means of jamming the machinery and forcing a sales tax, while
on the other hand it is possible for some to advocate a sales
tax and thereby confuse the issue and prevent any relief.
OUR DEBT PROBLEM
No sound program for the State can overlook our debt prob-
lem, that is to say, the obligation of Counties, Districts and
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on the credit of the entire State and affect the borrowing pow-
er of every citizen. Millions of assets which should be liquid
are so frozen as to clog the wheels of all public as well as pri-
vate enterprise. Direct aid by the State in absorbing these ob-
ligations with State Bonds is out of the question both from a
Constitutional as well as an economic standpoint. Most effec-
tive aid, however, can and should be provided.
A. We should have a uniform but liberal procedure by
which the various taxing units may refund their outstanding
obligations.
B. It would be well to provide some central authority before
whom debtors and creditors could meet and work out their"
problems on a just, sane and business like basis.
C. New sources of revenue that will eliminate the thirteen
mill levy for State purposes and carry aid to the County schools
will enable the local units of the Government-County or Mu-
nicipalities-to carry more easily their debt obligations.
The debt plan passed by the last session of the Legislature
which abolished the office of Road and Bridge Bond Trustee,
provided for a central Board of Administration to act as Trus-
tee for all such sinking funds and impounding a tax of 2c per
gallon on gasoline for the discharge of Road and Bridge obliga-
tions, has done much to hold down the General Property Tax
as well as preserve the credit'structure of th( State. Records
from the Treasurer's office will show. that in over three hun-
dred cases this program has lifted or averted bond defaults. In
other words, in as many instances it took the gas tax in order
to meet the debt requirements. It may be truthfully said that
some of these obligations would have 1 -en met in other ways
and that in some instances the millage was lowered in antici-
pation of the aid from the Gas Tax.. This, however, is not the
rule. Without this aid, not only would the General Property
Tax be higher, but bond defaults multiplied to an amazing de-
gree.
BANKING
In the minds of many banking presents the major issue. We
should approach this problem with caution, with due regard to
the abnormal condition surrounding all business enterprise for
the past few years. We must not overlook the unprecedented
financial upheaval, the effects of which no statute could have
averted and no Public Officer could have avoided. Further-
more, in our program we must take into account the laws pass-
ed by the last session of the Legislature, laws which came too
late to have been effective in the present crisis but which laid
the foundation for a very sound and substantial banking struc-
ture. As a matter of fact, a few states have laws as rigid as
those passed by the session of 1929, Your attention is called
to the following amendments which, of course, could not cor-
rect a condition which had developed for years prior.
Under the old law loans to officers, directors and employees
could be as much as 40 per cent of the capital and surplus.
Under the new law that amount is cut to 10 per cent.
Under the old law, loans to customers had no legal limit.
Under the new law it is limited to 10 per cent unsecured.o, 25-
per cent when secured.
Under the old law there was no limit as to the 'amount paid
in dividends. Under the new law it is limited to 10 per cent.
Under the old law the surplus required was 20 per cent for
banks and 50 per cent for stock companies. Under the new law
the amount is fixed at 100 per cent.
Under the old law there was no extra liability on the part of
the directors. Under the new law directors are made jointly
and severally liable for losses caused by violations of the bank-
ing laws. Under the old law the Comptroller had no power to
formulate rules and regulations while under the new, such au-

thority is given.
The present law, however, should be further amended so as
to better secure trust and saving deposits and to prohibit a
bank from hypothecating assets except for public funds or a
limited amount of bills payable.

SEPARATE BANKING DEPARTMENT
I am further of the opinion that because of the unusual de-
velopment of our financial activities and the supreme im-
portance of our banking system that the time has come when
we should have a separate banking department whose ener-
gies are confined to the development, supervision, direction and
control of all banks and trust activities.
AGRICULTURE
It is generally admitted that the 1929 Legislature gave agri-
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.establishment of a State Marketing Board and the Protection
it gave our milk and egg production. This board has been re-
sponsible for the sale of several millions in farm products and
is fast developing that co-operative effort which is essential
to the farmer's success.
RESEARCH NEEDED
We should next provide for research to establish from a sci-
entific standpoint the true value of Florida's fruits and vege-
tables It is confidently believed these investigations lift these
products above the level of competition. The Federal Govern-
ment is now spending $10,000.00 in the State for such research
which should be supplemented with like efforts by the State.
CORRECT LABELING
Shippers and manufacturers should be required to label their
products with the true point of origin. It is an interesting fact
that grape fruit canned in Florida carries a California label.
GREEN FRUIT LAW
More vigorous steps must be taken to prohibit the violations
of, the green fruit law. In these days of heavy production qual-
ity is our chief salvation. The man who sacrifices an industry
by the shipment of fruit which ultimately paralyzes the market
should be held to strict account with the most rigid regula-
tions.
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT
Industrial development must be encouraged. This is a coun-
terpart to our agricultural endeavor, in furnishing a home
market for our produce and employment for labor. Agricul-
ture, Industry and Labor all go hand in hand. Our aim must
be to promote the welfare of our workers of all classes. We
must safeguard their health and safety from industrial haz-
ards and have reached the time when many industries should
carry in an orderly fashion the wreckage of men as well as of
machinery. The well-being of the State is measured by the
well-being of the average man.
RECLAMATION OF THE EVERGLADES
The reclamation of the Everglades has made substantial pro-
gress. In keeping with the program of 6he last Legislature
looking toward Federal aid, we have obtained an appropriation
of $7,0Q0,000.00 by Congress to be matched by $2,000,000.00
from the District. Work under this program is already under
way. Further amendments to the drainage law as an aid to
working out its problems will be submitted by the Drainage
Board I commend the recommendations of the Board to your
favorable action.
In the discharge of the task to which we are called I pledge
you every facility of this Administration, and a co-operation
that is unreserved. Ours is a common task and involves the
welfare of the people for years and years to come. It calls for
constructive thought and constructive effort on the part of all
who have been chosen to lead the State.
May Almighty God give us wisdom to see the way and un-
flinching courage to do our duty
DOYLE E. CARLTON,
Governor of Florida.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF APPOINTMENTS
The Speaker announced that in accordance with the pro-
vision, of House Resolution No. 4 that he would appoint:
B. B. Dewell of Bradenton to be Journal Clerk; Bob Mat-
t.hews. Bourke Floyd, Cadewalder Brock to be Assistant Jour-
nal Clerks; and Colton Park of Key West to be Assistant
Janitor.
The Speaker announced that in accordance with House
Resolution No. 6 he would appoint on the Efficiency Commit-
tee Messrs. Albury of Monroe, Chairman; J. Tom Watson,
Vice Chairman: West, Bloodworth, Lea, Blount, Shackelford,
Walker, McKenzie, Sledge, Kehoe.
Mr. Chappell of Dade announced that Hoh. S. E. Teague,
of Apalachicola, member of the House from Franklin County,
had been called home on account of serious illness of his
mother, and moved that the Speaker be authorized to send a
telegram expressing the hope of the House that she would
soon recover to her normal health.
The motion was agreed to.
Messrs. J. L. Kelly and Herman A. Dann, whose names were
certified to the House of Representatives as members of the
Legislature from Pinellas County, received the oath of office
prescribed by the Constitution of the State of Florida before
Mr. Justice Davis of the Supreme Court of the State of Florida.



Mr. Tomasello announced that Florida had been honored
by having one of the members of the House recognized in being
appointed to confer with a committee meeting in Washington,
D. C., on matters relating to law enforcement and that the
House of Representatives give further recognition of this honor
by authorizing the Speaker to aiipoint a committee to draft
resolutions to be spread upon the Journal and to be forwarded
to Mrs. Edna G. Fuller, care of the Washington Hotel, Wash-
ington, D. C.
The motion was agreed to.
The Speaker announced that he would appoint as such com-
mittee Messrs. Tomasello, Robineau, and Mitchell.

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
House Resolution No. 13.
By Mr. Kanner of Martin.
Be it resolved that the Speaker be authorized to appoint
L.- Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms, to begin his duties at once, so
that the business of the House may be more expeditiously
handled.
Which was read.
Mr. Kanner moved that the Resolution be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 7, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the Hous, of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has adopted-
By Senator Harris-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2:
WHEREAS, one of the most important matters to come be-
fore this session of the legislature is that of balancing of the
State Budget to be sure that sufficient income is provided to
meet appropriations, and,
WHEREAS, in order to intelligently handle the matter and
keep the legislature adivsed thereof it is necessary that a rec-
ord be made of all bills introduced carrying appropriations, as
well as those providing revenues for the State, therefore,
3E IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE, THE HOUSE CON-
CURRING,
That the joint committee on legislative expenses be author-
ized to obtain the services of a clerk or bookkeeper, preferably
if possible some one already in the employ of the State to save
expense, whose duty it shall be to keep a record by number of
each bill introduced carrying an appropriation and the amount
thereof carrying the tot.::s, a,,d also a separate record of those
measures carrying appropriations that have become laws so
that the legislature may be kept informed as to the amounts
appropriated for any and all purposes.
And said clerk shall also keep a record all measures pro-
viding revenues for the State with the number of such bills and
the amount of revenue estimated as likely to be produced
thereby, to the end that the State's budget may be balanced
and this legislature be fully advised on this important subject
as its wo---' progresses.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very Respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate,
Which was read.
Mr. Booth.moved that the rules be waived and Senate Con-
current Resolution No. 2 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds Note.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2 was read a second time
in full
Mr. Booth moved the adoption of the -_esolution.
Which was agreed to.
Also-
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 8, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:












April 8, 1931 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE -OF REPRESENTATIVES



I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has adopted-
By Senator Howell-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4:
Appointing committee to procure space in Lobby of Capitol
for establishing cold drink, cigar, candy, etc., stand.
By Senator Hodges-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3:
Inviting the Honorable Perry G. Wall, Chairman of the
Citizens Tax Investigation Committee to discuss the findings
of his committee before a joint meeting of the Senate and
House.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Which was read.
Mr. Parker moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Concurrent Resolution No. 4 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4 was read a second time
in full.
Mr. Parker moved the adoption of the Resolution.



Which was agreed to.
And same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Mathews moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Concurrent Resolution No. 3 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3 was read a second time.
Mr. Mathews moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And same was ordered to be certified to the Senate.
The Speaker announced that in accordance with piov'isions
of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4 that he would appoint
Messrs. Parker, Tomasello and Sturkie on the part of the
House of Representatives to serve on said committee.
Mr. Mitchell, of Indian River County, announced the pres-
ence of Mrs. Peter Tomasello, and asked that she be introduced
to the House.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Tomasello presented his wife with a few well chosen
remarks of appreciation.
Mr. Mathews moved that the House do now adjourn.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon at 1:33 o'clock P. M. the House of Representa-
tives stood adjourned until 10 o'clock A. M., Thursday, April
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THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1931



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10 o'clock
A. M.
The Roll was called and the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Barrow,
Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount,
Brock, Brown, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Coffee, Collier,
Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Goff, Ha-
gan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jackson), Home (Madison),
Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (High-
lands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe,
Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist),
Mitchel, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie,
McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Rob-
erts, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed,
Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Trammell
(Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward,
Warner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whit-
man, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim.-88.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The Journal of Wednesday, April 8th, was corrected and as
corrected was adopted.
Mr. Watson moved that the Rules be waived and that he
be allowed to introduce House Resolutica No. 14.'
Mr. Caldwell moved as a substitute that House Resolution
No. 14 be referred to the Committee on Resolutions when
appointed.
Which substitute motion Nas agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
Mr. Bass moved that the Rules be waived and that he be
allowed to introduce House Resolution No. 15.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
By Mr. Bass of Palm Beach-
House Resolution No. 15:
WHEREAS, the State of Florida, by reason of its many fresh
water lakes and streams and its extended coast lines, woods
and forests, is greatly interested in the conservation of its fish
and game industries, and
WHEREAS, it was provided in and by Senate Resolution
Number Three that an invitation be thereby extended to the
Honorable Harry B. Hawes, United States Senator of Missouri,
who is a world authority on the conservation of fish and game
and who was the author of the Upper Missouri Wild Life and
Fish Refuge Bill and a member of the Migratory Bird Refuge
Commission and who is also Vice President of the Wild Life
Restoration Committee of the United States Senate, which has
been created to investigate all matters pertaining to the resto-
a and conservation of wild life and for needed legislation
carry out such purposes, to address the Senate of Florida on
16th, in the House of Representatives at eight o'clock
and to which the House of Representatives would be in-
,d by a copy of said Senate Resolution being sent on its
option
jNOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE
/F REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
SThat the House of Representatives does hereby accept with
thanks, the invitation of the Senate and does further hereby
also extend an invitation to the Honorable Harry B. Hawes to
address the Senate and House of Representatives, in the House
of Representatives on the 16th day of April, at eight o'clock
p. m. and that the Speaker of the House extend such invita-
tion in behalf of himself and the members of the House of
Representatives.
Which was read.
Mr. Bass moved that the Resolution be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. McRory of Seminole moved that the rules be waived
and that he be allowed to introduce House Resolution No. 16.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
By Mr. McRory, of Seminole.
House Resolution No. 16.
WHEREAS, The Florida Department of the American Le-
gion is now in session in their annual Convention in the
City of Tampa, and,



WHEREAS, There are some who are members of this
House, and attaches thereof, who may desire to attend said
Convention.
THEREFORE, Be It Resolved,
That the Speaker of this House excuse from attendance
any of those desiring to attend said Convention until Monday,
April 13th.
Which was read.
Mr. McRory moved that House Resolution No. 16 be
adopted.
Which was agreed to.

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS.
Mr. Mathews of Duval moved that the Rules be waived
and that he be allowed to introduce House Concurrent Reso-
lution No. 1.
Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach moved that the Resolution be re-
ferred to the Committee on Resolutions.
Mr. Home of Jackson moved that the motion to refer
House Concurrent Resolution No. 1 to the Resolution Com-
mittee be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach moved that the consideration of
House Concurrent Resolution No. 1 be postponed until Mon-
day, the 13th of April.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach moved that the House do now ad-
journ.
Which was not agreed to.
The question then reverted to the motion to postpone con-
sideration.
Which was not agreed to.
The question then reverted to the motion that House Con-
current Resolution No. 1 be introduced .
Which was agreed to.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 1 was introduced.

INTRODUCTION OF CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 1.
Introduced by-
John E. Mathews, S. P. Robineau, S. E. Teague, J. V. Keene,
Lamar Sledge, R. L. Black, 'P.- Tomasello, Jr., Millard Cald-
well, E. Clay Lewis, H. S. McKenzie, J. Henry Blount, W. M.
Madison, Orion C. Parker, Jr., E. E. Strickland, A. O. Kanner,
J. M. Lee, Geo. McRory, John T. Lowe, John Bledsoe, Tom
Watson, J. H. Peeples, Peter Kendrick, R. B. Sturkie, L. W.
Zim, Hugh Taylor.
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION WITH REFERENCE TO
ANY GENERAL SALES TAX LEGISLATION.
WHEREAS for considerable time there has been state-wide
agitation with reference to a general sales tax law, and
WHEREAS at this session of the Legislature it is most im-
portant that the time of the Legislature be taken up and con-
sumed only by consideration of those measures which appear
to be practical and which appear to have some chance of
passage, and
WHEREAS it is desirable that the merchants, business in-
terests and other people of the State generally be informed
immediately of the sense of this session of the Legislature
with reference to any proposed general sales tax legislation,
and
WHEREAS in his message to the Legislature the Governor
of our State has ably pointed out the dangers of any such
legislation and has condemned the same in no uncertain terms,
and
WHEREAS the legislative taxation committee in its report
has recommended that no general sales tax legislation be con-
sidered at this session,
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
SECTION 1. That no general sales tax legislation will be.
considered by the Legislature, and should any be introduced
the same will be indefinitely postponed or otherwise elimi-
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SEC. 2. That it is unnecessary for the people or the mer-
chants of the State of Florida to raise any money to employ
lobbyists or to go to any expense in opposing any general sales
tax legislation.
Which was read.
Mr. Mathews moved that the rules be further waived and
House Concurrent Resolution No. 1 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 1 was read a second time.
Mr. Mathews moved the adoption of the Resolution.
The roll call being demanded upon the adoption of the Reso-
lution.
Upon the call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews,
Barrow, Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth,
Blount, Brock,-Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman,
Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson,
Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Home (Jackson), Home (Madi-
son), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Lee
(Highlands), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval),
Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchel, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion),
McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Smith,
Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, To-
masello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty,
Zim-87.
Nays-Coffee, Lea (Manatee), Lewis, (Palm Beach),
Rowe-4.

EXPLANATION OF VOTE
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Speaker.
In voting upon the resolution, I do so without taking any
stand either for or against a sales tax, but with the thought
that it is too early in the session to lay down any definite
policy on proposed new sources of revenue.
A. K. LEWIS,
Of Palm Beach County.

In explanation of our vote of "No" we do not believe in
tieing the hands of the Legislature at this time in this way.
S A. B. ROWE,
G. 0. LEA,
Of Manatee County.

Mr. Mathews moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Concurrent Resolution No. 1 be immediately cer-
tified to the Senate.
'Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Conciirrent. Resolution No. 1 was immediately
certified to the Senate.
Mr. Bloodworth moved that the Rules be waived and that
he be allowed to introduce House Concurrent Resolution No. 2.
The roll call being demanded upon the motion to waive the
rules, upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Andrews, Bloodworth, Coffee, Elliott, Finlay-
son, Home (Jackson), Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Mitch-
el, McRory, Peeples, Prine, Roberts, Smith, Strickland, Strom,
Taylor, Ward, Wentworth, Wester-19.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Barrow, Bass.
Beasley. Black, Bledsoe, Booth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Burnett,
Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas,
Durrance, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Madison), Kanner,
Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lewis (Palm
Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval),
Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton,
McKenzie, Nordman, Page, Parker, Poppell, Robineau, Rowe,
Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Stur-
kie, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright,
Walker, Warner, Watson, Westbrook, West, Whitman, Wicker,
Wood, Yearty, Zim-70.
The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The House was advised by the Speaker of the death of Hon.
Nicholas Longworth, Speaker of the House of Representatives
of the Nrl.monal Congress.
Mr. Robineau moved that a committee of three be appointed
to draft suitable resolutions to be sent to the bereaved family
and to the National Congres.
Which was agreed to, '
Thereupon the Speiaker appointed o'l1.such committee Messrs.
Robineau of Dade Hone of Jackson 'and McRory of Seminole.



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Mr. Mathews moved that the rules be waived and that he be
allowed to introduce House Concurrent Resolution No. 2 and
that said Resolution, if introduced, be referred to the Commit-
tee on Rules.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote,
And-
A Concurrent Resolution with reference to the general,
appropriation bill.
Introduced by:
John E. Mathews, S. P. Robineau, Lamar Sledge, E. Clay
Lewis, P. Tomasello, Jr., Henry S. McKenzie, Frank Booth, J.
V. Keen, R. L. Black, S. E. Teague.
WHEREAS, the appropriation bill is one of the most im-
portant, if not the most important to be considered by the
Legislature, and
WHEREAS, if the appropriation bill is not introduced early
in the session it is impossible for the members of the Legisla-
ture to study and investigate the hundreds of items therein
contained so as to vote,intelligently upon the various provi-
sions and appropriations, and
WHEREAS, it is the sense of the members of the Legislature
that every economy consistent with good government should
be practiced with reference to every appropriation to the end
that there may be a reduction in taxes.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
Section 1, That the committees on the appropriation be and
they are hereby directed to prepare and introduce the general
appropriation bill within the first thirty (30) days of this
session and that such committees have printed not less than
two hundred and fifty (250) copies of such bills for distribu-
tion to the members of the Legislature.
Which was read.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 2 was referred to the
Committee on Rules.
The Speaker announced that in accordance with provisions
of House Resolution 13 that he would appoint Malcolm Younge
of Escambia County as Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms.
The Speaker announced the appointment of the standing
committees for the House of Representatives for the 1931
session.

STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESEN-
TATIVES FOR THE SESSION OF 1931.
COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE-W. A. West, Chairman; C. N.
Horne, Vice-Chairman; I. N. Kennedy, Robert R. Brown, Elvin
A. Bass, E. F. Warner, Gus A. Morton, Carl W. Burnett.
COMMITTEE ON AVIATION-A. P. Goff, Chairman; Geo. W. Mc-
Rory, Vice-Chairman; John D. Trammell, Frank J. Booth, Dan
Chappell.
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS-H. S. McKenzie, Chairman;
R. L. Black, Vice Chairman; J. E. Larson, Dwight L. Rogers,
Orion C. Parker, Jr., E. E. Mason, R. K. Elliott, A. H. Went-
worth, John E. Mathews, S. E. Teague, Frank J. Booth, B. K.
Bullard, J. O. Bloodworth, Lamar W. Sledge, F. Iri in Holmes.
Elbert L. Stewart, W. J. Steed.
COMMITTEE ON BANKS AND LOANS-S. E. Teague, Chairman; B.
K. Bullard, Vice-Chairman; J. Henry Blount, Peter Tomasello,
Jr., J. Tom Watson, F. Irvin Holmes, S. P. Robineau, Elbert L.
Stewart, M. F. Caldwell, Peter Kendrick, Orion C. Parker, Jr.,
M. M. Andrews, J. W. Linder, Carl W. Burnett, C. M. Collier.
COMMITTEE ON BUILDING & LOAN ASSOCIATIONS-John T. Lowe,
Chairman; Herman A. Dann, Vice Chairman; T. C. Douglas,
Leon Prine, A. L. Anderson, H. N. Walker, Jr., Charles E.
Mitchell, R. C. Home, R. B. Sturkie.
COMMITTEE ON CANALS AND DRAINAGE-J. H. Peeples, Chair-
man; R. K. Lewis,. Vice-Chairman; A. O. Kanner, Dwight L.
Rogers, J. Walter Kehoe, Elbert L. Stewart, E. F. Warner,. J.
M. Lee W. M. Madison, C. M. Collier, Sr., Peter Tomasello, Jr.,
W. J. Steed. I. N. Kennedy, Peter Kendrick, J.. E; Larson.
COMMITTEE ON CENSUS AND APPORTIONMENT-GeO. W. MC-
Rory, Chairman; J. W. Lindler, Vice-Chaniilman: W \. Ml.adi-
son, N. D. Wainwright, J. Walter Kehoe. Hrvne'. E. I. ;ae. P.
Wood, Geo. O. Lea, R. L. Black.
COMMITTEE ON CITIES AND TOWNS-E. ; Mason. Chairman;
C. Fred Ward, Vice-Chairman; J. H. Coffee, W. M.-IMadison;
A. O. Kanner, F. B.,Harrell, I. N. Kennedy, C.N. Hor%,,S .P.
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COMMITTEE ON CITRUS FRUITS-I. N. Kennedy, Chairman; L.
F. Chapman, Vice-Chairman; E. E. Strickland, J. O. Blood-
worth. Isom Beasley, Frank J. Booth, C. L. Mitchell, A. B.
Rowe, Dan Chappell, W. W. Wester, C. A. Roberts, R. K. Elliott,
D. G. Brock, F. C. Poppell, John T. Lowe.
COMMITTEE ON CLAIMS-John D. Trammell, Chairman; G. O.
Lea, Vice-Chairman; A. P. Goff, T. C. Douglas, John H. Bled-
soe, Geo. F. Westbrook, S. H. Strom, R. R. Brown, Cade E.
Shackelford.
COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION-Peter Kendrick,
Chairman; W. V. Albury, Vice-Chairman; Harvey E. Page, W.
S. Yearty, John H. Bledsoe, C. P. Durrance.
COMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS-J. Walter Ke-
hoe. Chairman; F. B. Harrell, Vice-Chairman; A. O. Kanner,
M. F. Caldwell, S. H. Strom, H. S. McKenzie, J. M. Sapp, J. H.
Coffee, R. C. Home, John E. Mathews, Orion C. Parker, Jr.
COMMITTEE ON CONVICTS-C. A. Roberts, Chairman; I. D.
Stone, Vice-Chairman; J. H. Peeples, A. L. Anderson, M. M.
Andrews, Isom Beasley.
COMMITTEE ON CORPORATIONS-R. L. Black, Chairman; Hugh
M. Taylor, N. J. Wicker, M. F. Caldwell, Herman A. Dann, S.
E. Teague, S. P. Robineau, Lamar W. Sledge, Clyde G. Tram-
mell.
COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICIALS-Peter Tomasello, Chair-
man; Ferd B. Nordman, Vice-Chairman; R. R. Brown, Dan
Chappell, J. Velma Keen, J. Tom Watson, C. N. Home, John E.
Mathews, Cade E. Shackelford.
COMMITTEE ON COUNTY ORGANIZATION-Hugh M. Taylor,
Chairman; A. H. Wentworth, Vice-Chairman; Elvin A. Bass, L.
P. Chapman, C. M. Collier, Sr., S. H. Strom, Herman A. Dann,
J. O. Bloodworth, J. L. Kelly, Davis Moon, A. B. Rowe.
COMMITTEE ON COUNTY ROADS AND BRIDGES-H. N. Walker, Jr.,
Chairman; W. W. Wester, Vice-Chairman; R. R. Brown, Davis
Moon, Herman A. Dann, F. B. Nordman, Charles E. Mitchell,
Carl W. Burnett, F. C. Poppell.
COMMITTEE ON DOMESTIC RELATIONS--Geo. W. Barrow, Chair-
man; W. D. Finlayson, Edna G. Fuller, Sol D. Moon, C. P. Dur-
rance, W. S. Yearty, Leon Prine, J. M. Lee, Wm. V. Albury, A.
D. Whitman, W. J. Mattheus.
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION "A"-W. M. Madison, Chairman;
Edna 0. Fuller. Vice-Chairman; A. B. Rowe, J. Velma Keen.
Peter Tomasello, Jr., Hugh M. Taylor, J. M. Sapp, C. N.
Home, J. E. Larson, Gus A. Morton, R. B. Sturkie.
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION "B"-A. H. ,7entworth, Chairman;
M. M. Andrews, Vice-Chairman; C. L. Mitchell, W. A. West,
J. M. Lee, Geo. W. Barrow, L. P. Hagan, Dan Chappell, J. H.
Peeples. W. D. Finlayson, R. K. Lewis.
COMMITTEE ON EFFICIENCY-Wm. V. Albury, Chairman; J.
Tom Watson, Vice-Chairman; W. A. West, J. O. Bloodworth,
Geo. O. Lea, J. Henry Blount, Cade E. Shackelford, H. N.
Walker. Jr., H. S. McKenzie, Lamar W. Sledge, J. Walter Ke-
hoe.
COMMITTEE ON ENGROSSED BILLS-Isom Beasley, Chairman;
N. D. Wainwright, Vice-Chairman; Geo. W. McRory, T. H.
Davis, L. W. Zim, E. E. Strickland, R. B. Sturkie, I. D. Stone,
Sol D. Moon.
COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS-S. H. Strom, Chairman;
L. P. Hagan, Vice-Chairman; T. H. Davis, John D. Trammell,
W. D. Finlayson, Orion C. Parker, Jr., A. D. Whitman, C. Fred
Ward, D. G. Brock.
COMMITTEE ON EXPENSES OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT-J. 0.
Bloodworth, Chairman; E. F. Warner, Vice-Chairman; Davis
Moon, A. D. Whitman, Clyde G. Trammell, S. C. Smith, A.
L. Anderson, M. M. Andrews, W. S. Yearty.
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE AND TAXATION-John E. Mathews,
Chairman; S. P. Robineau, Vice-Chairman; Peter Tomasello,
Jr., H. S. McKenzie, J. Velma Keen, Frank J. Booth, Lamar
W. Sledge, R. L. Black, S. E. Teague, J. M. Sapp, F. Irvin
Holmes, Geo. F. Westbrook, M. F. Caldwell, Hugh M. Taylor,
A. O. Kanner, John H. Bledsoe, Isom Beasley.
COMMITTEE ON FISHERIES-T. C. Douglas, Chairman; F. C.



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Poppell, Vice-Chairman; J. E. Larson, J. H. Peeples, Wm. V.
Albury, Elbert L. Stewart, H. N. Walker, Jr., S. E. Teague,
Harvey E. Page, A. P. Goff, W. S. Yearty, J. L. Kelly, Davis
Moon, T. H. Davis, L. W. Zim.

COMMITTEE ON FORESTRY-J. M. Sapp, Chanlllman; G. P.
Wood, Vice-Chairman; E. F. Warner, Herman A. Dann, W.
A. West, T. C. Douglas, Ferd B. Nordman, W. W. Wester, R.
L. Black, T. H. Davis, C. M. Collier, Sr., B. K. Bullard, L. P.
Hagan, John T. Lowe, D. G. Brock.
COMMITTEE ON GAME-Lamar W. Sledge, Cha irmn: OCim l A.
Morton, Vice-Chairman; W. J. Steed, C. M. Collier, Sr., Her-
man A. Dann, H. S. McKenzie, J. H. Peeples, J. W. Lindler,
E. E. Strickland, D. G. Brock, I. N. Kennedy, Wm. V. Albury,
F. B. Nordman, H. N. Walker, Jr., Elbert L. Stewart,

COMMITTEE ON GOVERNOR'S MESSAGES AND ADMlINISTRATIVE
REPORTS-C. L. Mitchell, Chairman; R. C. Horme, Vice-Chair-
man; Geo. W. Barrow, C. Fred Ward, R. K. Lewis, A. L. An-
derson, John T. Lowe, J. M. Lee, W. J. Mattheus, I. D. Stone;
N. D. Wainwright.
COMMITTEE ON HOTELS AND INN KEEPER.--J. L. Kelly, Chair-
man; A. P. Goff, Vice-Chairman: Leon P'lne. C. A. Roberts.
C. P. Durrance, Geo. O. Tea, Edna G. Fuller, R. K. Lewi% J. V.
Keen, L. W. Zim, Geo. W. Barrow.
COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION-N. D. Wainwright, Chairman;
Sol D. Moon, Vice-Chairman; Clyde G. Trammell, C. P. Dur-
rance, S. C. Smith, F. B. Harrell, E. E. Strickland.
COMMITTEE ON INSURANCE-Frank J. Booth, Chairman; J.
Henry Blount, Vice-Chairman; Chester N. Home, J. O. Blood-
worth, Geo. W. McRory, F. B. Harrell, A. B. Rowe, A. P. Goff,
B. K. Bullard.
COMMITTEE ON JOURNAL-W. J. Mattheus, Chairman: T. C.
Douglas, Vice-Chairman; R. C. Home, L. W. Zim. L. P. Hagan.
John H. Bledsoe, G. P. Wood.
COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY "A"-S. P. Robineau, Chairman;
M. F. Caldwell, Vice-Chairman; Hugh M. Taylor, W. M. Madi-
son, N. J. Wicker, J. Tom Watson, J. M. Lee, Geo. W. Mc-
Rory, Dwight L. Rogers.
COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY "B"-J. Henry Blount, Chairman;
J. M. Sapp, Vice-Chairman; John H. Bledsoe, John D. Tram-
mell, L. F. Chapman, J. H. Coffee, Ernest E. Mason, R. K. El-
liott, Dan Chappell.
COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY "C"-Geo. F. Westbrook, Chairman:
J. L. Kelly, Vice-Chairman; J. V. Keen, Wm. V. Albury, C. Fred
Ward, W. J. Steed, Elvin A. Bass, R. B. Sturkie, Peter Kendrick.
COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY "D"-A. 0. Kanner, Chairman;
Harvey E. Page, Vice-Chairman; F. B. Harrell, J. Walter Ke-
hoe, John E. Mathews, J. E. Larson, M. M. Andrews, Clyde G.
Trammell, A. B. Rowe.
COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY "E'-Orion C. Parker, Jr., Chair-
man; Geo. W. Barrow, Vice-Chairman; R. K. Lewis, R. C.
Home, Geo. O. Lea, A. H. Wentworth, J. W. Lindler, C. P, Dur-
rance, Chas. E. Mitchel.
COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE EXPENSE-J. M. Lee, Chairman;
R. K. Elliott, Vice-Chairman; Isom Beasley, A. D. Whitman,
W. J. Mattheus, Cade .E. Shackelford, Edna G. Fuller, Geo. F.
Westbrook, Leon Prine.
COMMITTEE ON LABOR-L. W. Zim, Chairman: Herman A.
Dann, Vice-Chairman; R. K. Lewis, S. P. Robineau, W. A. West,
Cade E. Shackelford, Edna G. Fuller, W. W. Wester, J. W.
Lindler.
COMMITTEE ON LIVESTOCK-I. D. Stone, Chairman; J. H.
Peeples, Vice-Chairman; W. W. Wester, Elbert L. Stewart,
W. J. Mattheus, C. A. Roberts, Isom Beasley, S. C. Smith. W.
A. West, L. W. Zim, F. C. Poppell.
COMMITTEE ON LUMBER & NAVAL STORES-W. W. Wester,
Chairman, D. G. Brock, Vice-Chairman; G. P. Wood, L. P.
Hagan, T. H. Davis, B. K. Bullard, J. H. Coffee, W. D. Finlay-
son, E. E. Mason.
COMMITTEE ON MISCELLANEOUS LEGISLATION---US A. Morton,
Chairman; Carl W. Burnett, Vice-Chairman; Clyde G. Tram-
mell, S. C. Smith, E. F. Warner, Lamar W. Sledge, S. H. Strom.












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COMMITTEE ON MOTOR VEHICLES AND CARRIERS-Cade E.
Shackelford, Chairman; Geo. W. McRory, Vice-Chairman; S. E.
Teague, G. P. Wood, A. O. Kanner, H. N. Walker, Jr., Lamar
W. Sledge, John T. Lowe, Leon Prine.
COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL GUARD-J. W. Lindler, Chairman;
Peter Kendrick, Vice-Chairman; A. P. Goff, Wm. V. Albury,
F. B. Harrell, A. D. Whitman, John D. Trammell.
COMMITTEE ON NURSERIES & PLANT HUSBANDRY-Ferd B. Nord-
man, Chairman; Elvin A. Bass, Vice-Chairman; A. L. Ander-
son, C. A. Roberts, Carl W. Burnett, W. D. Finlayson, C. P.
Durrance.
COMMITTEE ON PHOSPHATES & MINERALS-E. E. Strickland,
Chairman; Leon Prine, Vice-Chairman; Isom Beasley, C. Fred
Ward, N. J. Wicker, Elvin A. Bass, T. H. Davis.
COMMITTEE ON PRIMARY LAWS-J. Tom Watson, Chairman;
H. S. McKenzie, Vice-Chairman; Robert R. Brown, Geo. W.
IMcRory, Geo. W. Barrow, Davis Moon, N. D. Wainwright,
C. P. Durrance, Sol D. Moon.
COMMITTEE ON PRIVILEGES & ELECTIONS-Harvey E. Page,
Chairman; Dwight L. Rogers, Gus A. Morton, S. C. Smith,
J. H. Coffee, R. B. Sturkie, Frank J. Booth, M. M. Andrews,
R. K. Elliott.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS-Dwight L. Rogers,
Chairman; Dan Chappell, Peter Kendrick, Herman Dann,
G. P. Wood, S. E. Teague, G. W. Barrow, John H. Bledsoe,
Orion C. Parker, Lamar Sledge, Ferd B. Nordman, H. N. Walk-
er, C. M. Collier.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH-J. H. Coffee, Chairman; E.
E. Strickland, Vice-Chairman; Herman A. Dann, Edna G.
Fuller, J. Henry Blount, Ernest E. Mason, I. N. Kennedy.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC UTILITIES-John H. Bledsoe, Chair-
man; W. M. Madison, Vice-Chairman; J. M. Lee, J. H. Coffee.
C. N. Home, J. W. Lindler, R. K. Lewis, L. F. Chapman, Geo.
F. Westbrook.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC GROUNDS AND BUILDINGS-C. M. Collier,
Sr., Chairman; Cade E. Shackelford, Vice-Chairman; R. L.
Black, John D. Trammell, J. E. Larson, S. C. Smith, F. C.
Poppell.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS-Dan Chappell, Chairman; N.
J. Wicker, Vice-Chairman; I. D. Stone, C. M. Collier, Sr.,
Dwight Rogers, S. H. Strom, F. Irvin Holmes.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC PRINTING-B. K. Bullard, Chairman;
Davis Moon, Vice-Chairman; Geo. W. Barrow, Peter Kendrick,
W. D. Finlayson.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ROADS & HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT-J. E.
Larson, Chairman; Orion C. Parker, Jr., Vice-Chairman; W.
W. Wester, Dwight L. Rogers, J. H. Peeples, M. F. Caldwell,
W. J. Steed, J. Henry Blount, H. N. Walker, Jr., W. S. Yearty,
R. L. Black, Dan Chappell, I. N. Kennedy, J. W. Lindler, J.
Tom Watson, I. D. Stone, G. P. Wood.
COMMITTEE ON PROHIBITION AND ENFORCEMENT-D. G. Brock,
Chairman; A. L. Anderson, Vice-Chairman; N. J. Wicker, A. H.
Wentworth, R. C. Home, Clyde G. Trammell, S. C. Smith.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WELFARE-Edna G. Fuller, Chairman;
J. O. Bloodworth, Vice-Chairman; T. C. Douglas, L. P. Hagan,
E. F. Warner, L. F. Chapman, Hugh M. Taylor.
COMMITTEE ON RADIO-C. Fred Ward, Chairman; J. L. Kelly,
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COMMITTEE ON RAILROADS, TELEGRAPHS AND TELEPHONES-G. P.
Wood, Chairman; F. Irvin Holmes, Vice-Chairman; R. K.o
Elliott, C. M. Collier, Sr., W. D. Finlayson, J. W. Lindler, R. K.
Lewis, Orion C. Parker, Jr., Peter Kendrick.
COMMITTEE ON STATE INSTITUTIONS-J. Velma Keen, Chair-
man; L. W. Zim, Vice-Chairman; Sol D. Moon, I. D. Stone, J.
M. Sapp, Davis Moon, C. P. Durrance.
COMMITTEE ON STATE PENSIONS-N. J. Wicker, Chairman;
John D. Trammell, Vice-Chairman; W. J. Mattheus, J. M.
Sapp, J. O. Bloodworth, W. A. West, M. M. Andrews, Ferd'B.
Nordman, R. B. Sturkie.
COMMITTEE ON STATE PUBLICITY-Clyde G. Trammell, Chair-
man; I. N. Kennedy, Vice-Chairman; A. D. Whitman, S. E.
Teague, Geo. W. Barrow, A. H. Wentworth, Ferd B. Nordman.
COMMITTEE ON STATE PRISON AND PRISONERS-T. H. Davis,
Chairman; C. A. Roberts, Vice-Chairman; N. D. Wainwright;
J. H. Peeples, Isom Beasley, F. C. Poppell, Sol D. Moon.
COMMITTEE ON STATE MARKETING-Chester N. Home, Chair-
man; W. A. West, Vice-Chairman; E. F. Warner, Elvin A. Bass,
Robert R. Brown, Leon Prine, S. H. Strom.
COMMITTEE ON UNIFORM LAWS-A. B. Rowe, Chairman; J. E.
Larson, Vice-Chairman; R. B. Sturkie, Charles A. Mitchell,
Elvin A. Bass.
COMMITTEE ON RULES--M. F. Caldwell, Chairman, W. J.
Steed, Vice-Chairman; H. S. McKenzie, John E. Mathews, S.
P. Robineau, R. C. Home, J. E. Larson, Chester N. Home, F.
Irvin Holmes.
COMMITTEE ON WATER TRANSPORTATION-SO1 D. Moon, Chair-
man; T. H. Davis, Vice-Chairman; S. E. Teague, A. O. Kanner,
Peter Tomasello, Jr., J. L. Kelly, Ernest E. Mason.
Mr. Caldwell moved that 1,000 extra copies of the Journal
containing the committee assignments be printed.
Which was agreed to.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE
Hon. E. Clay Lewis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
Your committee composed of Parker of Leon, Tomasello of
Okeechobee and Sturkie of Pasco, appointed under authority
of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4, acting in conjunction
with a committee from the Senate, have performed duties re-
quired of them under authority of Senate Concurrent Resolu-
tion No. 4, and after due deliberation it was decided by our
committee, in conjunction with the Senate committee, that
the concession privilege in the Lobby of the Capitol, with the
privilege of establishing cold drinks, cigar, candy and sand-
wich stand be given to Mrs. E. H. Hale and Mrs. A. E. Spencer.
ORION C. PARKER, JR,,
Chairman.
Mr. Parker moved that the report be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Watson moved that the House do now adjourn until
10 o'clock Monday morning.
Mr. McRory moved as a substitute that when we do adjourn
we adjourn until 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Albury moved that we do now adjourn.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at 11:30 o'clock A. M. the House stood adjourned
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FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 1931



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10 o'clock
A. M.
The Roll was called and the following -members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blcunt, Brock,
Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee,
Collier, Dann, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Goff, Hagan, Har-
"rell, Holmes, Horne (Jackson), Horne (Madison), Kanner,
Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Le (Mana-
tee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason,
Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchel, Moon (Ci-
trus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Page, Par-
ker, Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Shackel-
ford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Ston, Strom,
Sturkie, Taylor, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell
(Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson,
Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,
Yearty, Zim-86.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Journal of Thursday, April 9th, was corrected and as
,corrected was approved.
The Speaker announced the following changes in House
Committee assignments as announced at Thursday's Session
and ordered correction and change in the Journal, as follows:
S.H. Strom, chairman, transferred from Committee on En-
rolledBills to Committee on Engrossed Bills as chairman of
that committee.
Isom Beasley, chairman, transferred from Committee on
Engrossed Bills to Committee on Enrolled Bills as chairman
of that committee.
W. W. Wester transferred from Committee on Citrus Fruits
to Committee on Phosphates and Minerals.
C. Fred Ward transferred from Committee on Phosphates
and Minerals to Committee on Citrus.Fruits.
Mr. Westbrook moved that any attache being absent from
his duties in the House without the permission of the Speaker
should forfeit one week's salary.
Mr. Caldwell nmoed as a substitute motion that Ammon Mc-
Clellan. Reading Clerk, be dropped from the roll of attaches.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Horne moved that the vote by which the motion was
agreed to be now reconsidered.
Mr. Parker moved that the motion .be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. West moted that. the House do now proceed .to elect a
reading clerk.
Mr. Watson moved as a substitute that the person receiving
the third highest vote on the night of the Caucus be appointed
to fill.the. vacancy.
Mr. Horne of Madison moved that the substitute motion be
laid on the table.
Which was not agreed to.
The question then reverted to the substitute motion by Mr.
Watson that the person receiving the third highest vote on
the night of the Caucus be appointed to fill the vacancy.
Which was agreed to.
The record of the House Democratic Caucus held on Monday
night, April 6th, was produced and Mrs. Margaret Dorman
Croy was found to have received the third highest number
of votes of said Caucus.
And the Speaker thereby declared Mrs. Margaret Dorman
Croy duly elected as one of the reading clerks of the House
of Representatives for the regular 1931 session.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Watson-
House Resolution No. 17:
BE IT I.ESOLVED that for the convenience of the House
membership, it is deemed desirable that a registrar of lobby-
ists be named, who shall be specially charged with obtaining
the names and connections, and maintaining a directory there-
of, of persons engaged in lobbying at this 1931 Session of the
Legislature.



Which was read.
Mr. Watson moved that the Resolution be adopted.
Mr. Elliott moved that the Resolution be laid on thfe table.
Which was agreed to.
By Mr. Taylor of Gadsden-
House Resolution No. 18:
HOUSE RESOLUTION MOURNING THE PASSING. OF
HONORABLE YOUNG LEONARD WATSON,. LATE OF
GADSDEN, COUNTY, FLORIDA.
WHEREAS, it has pleased Divine Providence to call to his
higher reward one of the foremost citizens of this State, who
had been nominated to represent his county in the 1981 ses-
sion of the Legislature of Florida; and
WHEREAS, it is the sense of the House of Representatives
that in his passing our State has lost one of its most valued
citizens who was at all times ready to sacrifice his personal in-
terests to those of his State and freely gave much of his time
and talent to the service of Florida, both as a pubic officer and
as a private citizen, and the House of Representatives has suf-
fered much in the loss of the constructive service and earnest
work on behalf of the State which he would have rendered if
he had been permitted to sit in this session of the Legislature;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the House of
Representatives of the State of Florida that we deeply regret
and mourn the passing of the Honorable Young Leonard Wat-
son, late of Gadsden County, Florida, and feel that this House
and the entire State has suffered a great loss in that he will
not be among us during the 1931 session of the Legislature.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution be spread
in full upon the Journal and that a copy, authenticated by the
signature of the Speaker of the House and Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives, be furnished his widow.
Which was read.
Mr. Tomasello of Okeechobee, offered the following amend-
ment to House Resolution No. 18:
In Section 4, lines one and two, strike out the words "This
Resolution be spread upon the Journal,", and in-ert in lieu.
thereof the following: "A page of the House Journal be set
aside for the purpose of this resolution being spread thereon."
Mr. Tomasello moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Taylor moved that the Resolution as amended be
adopted.
Which was agreed to.
By Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Resolution No. 19:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF FLORIDA IN SESSION ASSEMBLED:
That the Speaker be and he is hereby authorizedand di-
rected to instruct the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Rep-
resentatives to procure and furnish to the members upon their
requisitions, copies of the 1927 Compiled General Laws of the
State of Florida in annotated form, and the 1930 Supplement
thereto; each representative at the time of receiving of any of
said books shall sign a receipt to the Sergeant-at-Arms and
shall by the end of the session return 'sid books so received to
the Sergeant-at-Arms.
Which was read.
Mr. Lewis moved the adoption of the Resolution,.
Which was agreed to.
By Messrs. McRory and Taylor. .
House Resolution No. 20.
A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT BY
THE SPEAKER OF A STANDING COMMITTEE ON
INDUSTRIES.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF FLORIDA:
That the Speaker of the House shall appoint in addition to
the standing committees now provided for by the Rules, a
Committee of nine, to be known as a Committee on Industries;
and that Rule 69 be and the same is hereby amended by add-
ing to the list of standing committees therein provided for the
Committee on Industries.
Which was read.



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House Resolution No. 18

House Resolution Mourning the Passing of Honorable Young
Leonard Watson, Late of Gadsden County, Florida.

WHEREAS, it has pleased Divine Providence to call to his
higher reward one of the foremost citizens of this State, who had
been nominated to represent his county in the 1931 session of the
Legislature of Florida; and
WHEREAS, it is the sense of the House of Representatives
that in his passing our State has lost one of its most valued citi-
zens who was at all times ready to sacrifice his personal interests
to those of his State and freely gave much of his time and talent
to the service of Florida, both as a public officer and as a private
citizen, and the House of Representatives has suffered much in
the loss of the constructive service and earnest work on behalf of
the State which he would have rendered if he had been permitted
to sit in this session of the Legislature;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the House of
Representatives of the State of Florida that we deeply regret and
mourn the passing of the Honorable Young Leonard Watson, late
of Gadsden County, Florida, and feel that this House and the en-
tire State has suffered a great loss in that he will not be among
us during the 1931 session of the Legislature.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a page of the House
Journal be set aside for the purpose of this resolution being
spread thereon, and that a copy, authenticated by the signature
of the Speaker of the House and Chief Clerk of the House of
Representatives, be furnished his widow.



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Mr. Taylor moved the Resolution be referred to the Com-
mittee on Rules.
Which was agreed to.
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Resolution No. 21.
Whereas, all experienced persons know that in each State,
legislative problems continually increase, both in number and
in complexity.
Whereas, it is obvious that in order to solve such problems
most effectively, each legislature must give systematic, scien-
tific and business-like consideration to the actual facts which
have a bearing upon each question-to the extent that such
facts have been determined by reliable research.
Whereas, each Legislature must give similar consideration to
the methods and experience of other jurisdictions in dealing
with problems similar to its own.
Whereas, no such problems can be dealt with adequately un-
til facilities are established to assist every inquiring legislator
to secure the most accurate information and the most expert
advice which are available.
Whereas, experience indicates the necessity for an inter-
state legislative reference bureau to serve as a clearing house
of information between all of the legislative reference services
which are now being conducted by numerous states, and also
to serve as a clearing house of information between the Leg-
islatures and all other agencies which are engaged in the
study and analysis of legislative problems, such as govern-
mental departments, political science departments of univer-
sities, competent reputable associations, and all other sources
of Information.
Whereas, experience also indicates that in certain States
which do not maintain substantial legislative reference ser-
vices, there is an imperative need for such an inter-state legis-
lative reference bureau, which will assist the legislators of
those States to secure whatever information they desire in
analyzing the legislative problems which they must determine,
and to make more readily accessible for them, without cost,
the valuable material which is at all times available from the
legislative reference libraries and bureaus of various other
states, and from many other reliable sources.
Whereas, every individual legislator in the United States
shares the responsibility for improving the present inadequate
and unsatisfactory condition of the. legislative processes, but
neither any individual legislator, nor any group of legislators
from one State, can bring about such improvement without the
co-operation of legislators of other States,
Whereas, such an inter-state legislative reference bureau
cannot be maintained by any one State alone, without the co-
operation of the legislatures of other States,
Whereas. in order to set the machinery in motion to secure
the necessary co-operation of the forty-eight legislatures, mem-
bers of each legislature are working together in the develop-
ment of the project of the American Legislators' Association.
Whereas, the said American Legislators' Association has now
established in the vicinity of the University of Chicago, the
Interstate Legislative Reference Bureau, which by explicit
pledge is without color of politics, partisanship or propaganda,
is conducted without profit, and is engaged upon three princi-
pal purposes:
Fiirt: to procure promptly for all injuring state legislators,
and their agents, whatever information or advice they desire
in connection with any legislative problem, primarily by as-
sisting them to secure, without cost, the benefit of all re-
searches conducted by governmental departments, univer-
sities, associations, legislative reference bureaus, and other
agencies throughout the United States.
Second: to conduct a systematic study of the legislative
processes of each of the States, in order to ascertain the
practices which contribute most to efficient and economical
organization and procedure; and to render all possible as-
sistance to each legislature--and to each legislative reference
bureau--which is endeavoring to improve its organization.
Third: to publish for the benefit of all state legislators the
monthly magazine, State Government, as well as special
Bulletins, and thus to disseminate information which will be
helpful to all conscientious students of legislation.
Whereas, the American Legislators' Association is promoting
acquaintance and mutual understanding among all individuals
and organizations officially concerned with the impartial and
scientific functioning of the legislatures of the various States.
by. the organization of Standing Committees and Advisory
Boards, and otherwise.
Whereas, the character and project of the American Legis-
lators' Association have the endorsement and its organization
has the active co-operation, not only of its membership, which



consists entirely of members and ex-members of state legisla-
tures, but also of numbers of other responsible citizens, many
of whom, having specialized knowledge, are serving on the
Association's Advisory Boards.
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, That the
organization of the American Legislators' Association and of
the Interstate Legislative Reference Bureau are heieby com-
mended as legitimate and constructive efforts to assist the leg-
islatures of the various States in the efficient performance of
their work.
Which was read.
Mr. Watson moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 3:
WHEREAS, it has zome to the attention of the Legislature
of the State of Florida, that the Advertising Federation of
America is now considering its plans for its annual convention
for the year 1932, including a place for the holding of its
convention, and
WHEREAS, the Advertising Federation of America is one
of the most representative bodies of American citizenry in the
nation, and
WHEREAS, numerous cities of the State of Florida and
semi-civic organizations, including the Advertising Club of
the Fourth District, which consists of the numerous Adver-
tising Clubs in Florida and the Miami AdverL'ting Club to-
gether with city officials, newspapers and leading citizens,
have cordially invited the Advertising Federation of America
to hold its 1932 convention in Miami, Florida, and
WHEREAS, Florida would deem itself honored by the ac-
ceptance of the invitation extended to the Advertising Fed-
eration of America as aforesaid, and
WHEREAS, it is the firm conviction of the Legislature of
the State of Florida that the Advertising Federation of Amer-
ica could most happily and successfully convene in Miami in
1932.
THEREFORE, be it resolved by the House of Representa-
tives, the Senate concurring:
That the Legislature of the State of Florida does hereby
extend to the Advertising Federation of America a most cor-
dial and hearty invitation to hold its convention for the year
1932 in Miami, Florida, and in support of the said invitation.
this body does hereby respectfully call to the attention of the
Advertising Federation of America and invite the said Ad-
vertising Federation of America to partake of the enjoyment
of the following:
Hospitality of the State, its municipalities, organizations
and citizens, most willingly and enthusiastically extended;
incomparably clement climatic conditions, beautiful and un-
usual tropical and semi-tropical foliage, vegetation and
scenery; unparalleled hotel and housing facilities for con-
vention purposes; most diversified recreational facilities in-
cluding thousands of lakes, lagoons and that portion of the
gulf stream most densely inhabited by sporting fish; the
situs of the rapidly expanding heart of Pan American com-
merce including the newly arisen and flourishing industry
of air transportation; the opportunity to meet with our
Latin American inhabitants; the occasion for holding a
truly Pan American Convention and the assurance of tan-
gible benefit to the Advertising Federation of America as
an organization and to each and everyone of its members
and delegates.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State
be and he is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Reso-
lution to the Advertising Federation of America.
Which was read.
Mr. Chappell moved that the rules be waived and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 3 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 3 was read a second time.
Mr. Chappell moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Chappell moved that the following letter be spread upon
the Journal.
Which was agreed to.
April 7, 1931.
Members of the Legislature,
State of Florida.
Gentlemen:
In introducing the joint resolution inviting the Advertis-
ing Federation of America to Florida, I feel we will render a
distinct service to the entire State. The convention we are



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seeking for the year 1932, will bring into Florida leading rep-
resentatives of the following organizations from all over the
United States and Canada.
American Association of Advertising Agencies
American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business
American Community Advertising Association
Agricultural Publishers Association
Advertising Specialty Association.
Association of National Advertisers.
Association of Newspaper Classified Advertising Managers
Direct Mail Advertising Association
Financial Advertising Association
Federation of Women's Advertising Clubs of the World
Manufacturers Merchandise Advertisers Association
Newspapers Advertising Executives Association
National Association of Teachers of Marketing and Adver-
tising
Public Utility Advertising Association
Screen Advertisers Association
Association of Business Papers
Association of Retail Advertisers
Window Display Advertising Association
National Industrial Advertising Association
National Publishers Association
Poster Advertising Association
Broadcasting Association
These and representatives of scores of other industrial,
agricultural, financial and educational institutions will come
to Florida. If the Advertising Federation of America adopts
the suggestion of the Pan American convention, it will bring
to Florida the greatest aggregation of statesmen, Chamber of
Commerce executives, financial, industrial, agricultural, edu-
cational, transportation and trade relation experts ever as-
sembled anywhere, representing practically every country of
the western hemisphere.
It is a convention worth going after for all Florida. While
touring the state, members of this great business organization
cannot fail to be impressed with Florida's potential advan-
tages in the development and maintenance of Pan American
and West Indies trade with the United States.
It is my firm conviction that Florida will be the battle
ground between the United States and foreign countries for
Pan American trade and commerce. In my opinion, this con-
vention will accomplish more for Florida than years of effort
in other directions.



Respectfully,



DAN CHAPPELL.



Mr. Watson moved that 200 copies of House Resolution
No. 14, which was introduced on April 8 and referred to the
Committee on Rules, be printed.
Mr. Rowe moved as a substitute, that 200 copies of the
charges filed by Mr. Watson relating to Hon. Ernest Amos
be also printed, together with House Resolution No. 14.
Mr. Horne of Madison moved to amend the substitute mo-
tion by inserting the word "accusation" instead of the word
"charges" as there had been no charges filed.
The amendment was agreed to, and the substitute motion
was agreed to as amended.
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 4:
WHEREAS, Florida has been richly endowed with natural
resources and favorable conditions for their development,
which is unsurpassed by any other portion of our nation, and
WHEREAS, those natural resources in themselves contain an
undeniable promise of wealth and prosperity to the State
and its people, and
WHEREAS, the fulfillment of this promise rests in the
changing of these natural resources from their existing state
into salable products, and
WHEREAS, in turn the salable products may be reduced
to tangible wealth and prosperity only by passage through
a market, and
WHEREAS, it is within the power of this State and its
citizens to turn the natural resources into marketable prod-
ucts by means of a manufacturing industry and thereafter
to convert the manufactured products into wealth and pros-
perity by means of a market which may be created by the
State and its people.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the House of Repre-
sentatives, the Senate concurring, that it is the sense of this
body that the people of the State of Florida, by and they are
hereby expressly requested in the interests of themselves and
of their State-wide community to assert every honorable and



reasonable means to call to the attention of each other and
the nation at large the genuine worth and value of Florida.
products, thereby contributing to the general prosperity of
themselves and of the State.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the newspapers of the
State of Florida, be and they are hereby requested to give
notice to their subscribers through the mediums in their
possession of the Concurrent Resolution or its contents.
Which was read.
Mr. Chappell moved that the rules be waived and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 4 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 4 was read a second time.
Mr. Chappell moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
The Speaker announced the reception of a communication
from Governor Doyle E. Carlton announcing a public recep-
tion to be held at the Mansion on the evening April seven-
teenth, to which the members of the Legislature, and the
attaches, were invited.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
House Bill No. 1:
By Messrs. Black of Alachua, Horne of Jackson, Andrews
of Holmes, Sledge of Jefferson, Sturkie of Pasco, Kendrick of
St. Johns, Bloodsworth of Polk, Mathews of Du'al, Blount of
Duval, Madison of Duval, Robineau of Dade, Larson of Clay,
Morton of Alachua, Booth of Pinellas, Rowe of Manatee-
A bill to be entitled An Act dividing the State of Florida
into Five Congressional Districts and prescribing and setting
forth the territorial limits and boundaries of each district.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Mr. Trammell of Brevard-
House Bill No. 2:
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the present municipal-
ity of the City of Eau Gallie, Brevard County, Florida, and to
recreate and reestablish a municipal corporation to be known
as the City of Eau Gallie, Brevard County, Florida; to pre-
scribe the territorial limits thereof; to prescribe the form of
government and confer certain powers upon said municipality
and the officers thereof; and to provide for the carrying into
effect of the provisions of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Zim, Kendrick, Robineau, Chappell, Kehoe,
Watson, Bledsoe, Lowe, Peeples, R. K. Lewis, Bass, Rogers,
Albury, Smith, Rowe, C. Trammell, Dann, Kelly, Mitchel,
Mrs. Fuller, Chapman, Page, Mason, Bloodworth, Bullard,
Prine, Keen, Mathews, Kanner, R. C. Horne-
House Bill No. 3:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide compensation for
employees for disability or death resulting froim injury arlisng
out of and in the course of employment and for other pur-
poses.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Labor.
Introduced by: Messrs. Mathews, Robineau, Tomasello, Mc-
Kenzie, Keen, Booth, Sledge, Black, Teague, Lewis, Madison
and Blount-
House Bill No. 4:
A bill to be entitled An Act with reference to bonds of
County Officers, authorizing and making it the duty of the
Board of County Commissioners to fix the amount of the
bond of each County Officer of the several counties of the
State.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on County Officials.
Introduced by: Messrs. Mathews, Robineau, Tomasello, Mc-
Kenzie, Keen, Booth, Sledge, Black, Teague, Lewis, Madison
and Blount-
House Bill No. 5:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the Fee or Compensation
to be paid to the Sheriff for the destruction of seized liquors
and certain personal property in connection therewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on County Officials.
By Mr. Strom of Gadsden-
House Bill No. 6:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prescribe the maximum sala-



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ries of County Superintendents of Public Instruction of the
several Counties of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by.its title and referred to
the Committee on County Officials.
By Mr. Strom of Gadsden-
House Bill No. 7:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prescribe the maximum net
compensation of certain County Officials in the State of Flor-
ida; to define the term "Maximum Net Compensation;" to
provide for proper accounting and deposit in the County
Treasury of all official salaries, commissions and fees collected
by said officers; to provide a penalty for failure to comply
with the provisions of this Act; to provide the powers and
duties of Boards of County Commissioners relative to this
Act; to provide for the employment of deputies, clerks, and
'other employees of said County Officers, and for the pay of
said employees; to limit the total expense of said, offices to
the revenue thereof, and providing that any surplus be paid
into the General Fund of the County.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Labor.

By Mr. Strom of Gadsden-
House Bill No. 8:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the Legal Holidays in the
State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By IMr. Strom of Gadsden--
House Bill No. 9:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section Fifty-One (51)
of Chapter 13644, Acts of 1929, relating to Game.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Game.

By Mr. Strom of Gadsden-
House Bill No. 10:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Sections 682-683, Com-
piled General Laws of Florida, 1927.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Education "A."
By Mr. Beasley of Hernando-
House Bill No. 11:
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare all designated State
roads to be the exclusive property of the State of Florida,
and defining the meaning of Designated State Roads; and to
provide for the reimbursement to the individual counties of
all moneys spent upon the said designated State roads since
and including the year 1915, and for the manner and time
of such reimbursement; and to provide from what funds of the
.State of Florida such reimbursement to the said counties shall
be made; and providing when this Act is to take effect; and
providing that all laws or parts thereof in conflict with this
Act 'o be repealed,
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Westbrook of Lake-
House Bill No. 12:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the encumbering,
'by way of lease, mortgage, or otherwise, of the real estate of
a,i infant, insane person or lunatic, by the guardian of such
infant, insane person or lunatic, when such encumbrance is
Authorized by the County Judge of the county wherein such
real estate is situated.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."

By Mr. Westbrook, of Lake-
House Bill No. 13:
A bill to be entitled An Act concerning and in. relation to
sales of real estate belonging to minors, lunatics or insane
persons by guardians of such persons.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
llhe Committee on Judiciary "C".

By Mr. Westbrook, of Lake-
House Bill No. 14:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorize guardians of infants
and persons under disability to invest funds of their wards for
a longer period than one year, when such investment is ap-



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proved by the County Judge having jurisdiction over the estate
of suLch ward.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "C".
By Mr. Westbrook, of Lake-
House Bill No. 15:
A bill .to be entitled An Act authorizing the discharge of
administrators and executors after the lapse of ten years
from date of their appointment, in cases where no claims
have been filed against the estates represented, or where
more than ten years has elapsed since the date of filing of
any claims against such estates.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."
By Mr. Westbrook of Lake-
House Bill No. 16:
A bill to be entitled An Act to almeln Section 526 of the
compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927. the same being Sec-
tion 3662 of the Revised General Statutes of the State of
Florida relating to preference in appointment of administrator.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C".
By Mr. Westbrook of Lake-
House Bill No. 17:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the redemption of
lands from tax sale; providing that lands may be redeemed
prior to November first of any year without payment of taxes
for the current year, and providing for sale of such lands
for non-payment of taxes for current year when' redeemed;
and providing for allowance of discount on payment of cur-
rents taxes.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Westbrook, of Lake-
House Bill No. 18:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 56, of Chap-
ter 10096, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925, being Section 6582,
Chapter 4, Title 3, Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927,
relating to fees to be paid for the issuance of certificates of
incorporation.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Corporation.
By Mr. Westbrook, of Lake-
House Bill No. 19:
A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the canning of citrus
fruits for commercial purposes in the State of Florida; to
provide for the inspection of citrus fruits used for canning
purposes; to provide maturity standards for citrus fruit used
for canning purposes; levying an inspection tax for the pur-
pose of defraying the expenses of inspection; requiring can-
nings plants to label all products with label showing the name
and location of cannery, and providing for the enforcement
of this act by the commissioner of agriculture,
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Citrus Fruit.
By Mr. Elliott, of Lafayette-
House Bill No. 20:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2784, Re-
vised General Statutes of Florida, 1920, being Section 4461,
Compiled General Laws of 1927, .relating to deficiency of
jurors to try any cause, civil or criminal.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Mr Elliott of Lafayette-
House Bill No. 21:
A bill to be entitled An Act Relating to State Roads.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Elliott of Lafayette-
House Bill No. 22:
A bill to be entitled An Act to Amend Section I of Chapter
9120, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1923, entitled: "An Act Impos-
ing license taxes upon gasoline, or other like products of petro-
leum; providing for reports of sale of such commodities to
the Comptroller of the State of Florida; providing for the dis-
position of the moneys derived from such tax and fixing a pen-
alty for the violation of the provisions of this Act and to repeal
all laws in conflict with this Act," as amended by Chapter
10025, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925, as further amended by



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Chapter 12037, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1927, and as further
amended by Chapter 14575, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929.
Which was read the first, time by its title and referred to the
Comlniite oni Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Elliott of Lafayette-
House Bill No. 23:
A bill to be entitled An Act to Amend Section 5133 of the
Revised General Statutes of the State of Florida, 1920, the same
being Section 7234 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida,.
1927. relating to horse and cattle stealing and providing a
penalty therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred'to the
Colnlittee on Judiciar.' "B."
By, Mr. Elliott of Lafayette-
House Bill No. 24:
A bill to be entitled An Act Granting a Pension to J. A.
Croft, of Lafayette County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Pension.
By Mr. Mitchell, of Indian River-
House Bill No. 25:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide a lien upon motor
vehicles for storage charges thereon in favor of the person
providing storage for such motor vehicles and providing for
the enforcement of such lien, and the sale of motor vehicles,
subject to such lien, for the purpose of satisfying such lien.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Motor Vehicles.
By Messrs. Home and Burnett, of Madison.
House Bill No. 26:
A bill to be entitled An Act Regulating the use of state high-
ways by passenger motor vehicles with a capacity of more than
seven passengers and motor trucks of a loading capacity of
more than one ton and I or with bodies of loading space of cer-
tain size and I or over 20 feet and I or an- motor vehicles with
any trailer or semi-trailer attached thereto; to provide for the
penalty for the violation of the same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Kanner, of Martin-
House Joint Resolution No. 27:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Section 10
of the Declaration of Rights of the Constitution of the State
of Florida, relating to the trial of persons for capital crimes
and other felonies, unless on presentments or indictments by
a Grand Jury.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. Kanner of Martin, Westbrook of Lake, Robineau
of Dade, Mathews of Duval, and Keen of Sarasota-
House Joint Resolution No. 28:
A Joint Resolution relating to the call of a convention to
revise the Constitution of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. McRory and Hagan of Seminole-
House Bill No. 29:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for and establish a
Bird Reservation in the Town of Lonewood, Seminole County,
Florida, defining its boundaries, prohibiting the killing, hunt-
ing or destroying of any wild birds or fowl within said de-
scribed boundaries, and authorizing the Town of Longwood
to make and enforce ordinances, rules and regulations neces-
sary for the enforcement of this Act, and to provide by or-
dinances, suitable penalties or punishment for violation of
ordinances, rules and regulations pertaining to such en-
forcement.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
.the Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Hagan and McRory of Seminole-
House Bill No. 30:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that Sections 3048
and 3049 Compiled General Laws of Florida, (Sections 1915
and 1916 Revised General Statutes) shall not be applicable
to the exclusion of lands from the territorial limits of the
Town of Altamonte Springs, Florida, that the only method
of excluding lands from the territorial limits of the Town of
Altamonte Springs, Florida, shall be by direct legislative en-
actment, and that any and all suits now pending under Sec-



tions 3048 and/or 3049 Compiled General Laws of Florida,
(Sections 1915 and/nr 1916 Revised General Statutes) for the
exclusion of lands from the territorial limits of the Town of
Altamonte Springs, Florida, be abated.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Hagan and McRory of Seminole-
House Bill No. 31:
A bill to be entitled An Act to legalize, validate, ratify and
confirm Ordinance No. 13 of the Town of Altamonte Springs,
Florida, entitled "An Ordinance annexing certain territory to
the present corporate limits of the Town of Altamonte Springs,
Florida, and redefining the boundary lines and territorial lim-
its of the Town of Altamonte Springs. Florida," passed by the
Council of the Town of Altamonte Springs. Florida, on the
4th day of May, A. D. 1925, and approved on the 7th day of
May, A. D. 1925, and to ratify, validate and confirm all taxes
assessed, levied and collected on the real and personal property
in the territory so annexed for all years subsequent to the 7th
day of May, A. D. 1925.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Hagan and McRory of Seminole-
House Bill No. 32.
A bill to be entitled An Act to prescribe the method of ad-
vertising the sale of real estate for delinquent taxes of the
town of Altamonte Springs, Florida, and to designate the time
of such sale.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calender.
By Messrs. Zim and Kendrick of St. Johns-
House Resolution No. 33.
A joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Section 21 of
Article V of the Constitution of the State of Florida relating
to justice of the peace districts.
Which was read the first time by it title and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. Kendrick and Zim of St. Johns-
House Bill No. 34.
A bill to be entitled' An Act to amend Section 1 of Chapter
9311, Laws of Florida, approved June 8, 1923, entitled "An Act
declaring, designating and establishing a system of state roads,
providing for the location thereof, and providing that such
roads when located and constructed shall become and be the
property of the state," as amended by Chapter 10269, Laws of
Florida, approved June 1, 1925.
Which was read the first time by it title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Messrs. Kendrick and Zim of St. Johns-
House Bill No. 35.
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the compensation of
County Commissioners in the State of Florida in Counties
having a population of not less than eighteen thousand two
hundred (18,200) and not more than twenty thousand (20,000)
according to the fifteenth census of the United States, 1930.
Which was read the'first time by its title and placed on the
local calender.
By Mr. Elliott of Lafayette-
House Bill No. 36.
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring a pension to Allen
Johnson of Lafayette County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Pensions.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Mr. Wiliam V. Albury, Chairman of the Committee on Ef-
ficiency, reported that the committee makes the following re-
port to the Honorable E. Clay Lewis, Speaker of the House of
Representatives.
We, your Committee on Efficiency, beg to advise that we
find conditions unprecedented in the history of our State.
Hordes of people are frantic for employment. Conditions at the
1929 session were bad, but at this session they appear to be
a whole lot worse. The membership of the House is being
appealed to on every hand by those seeking employment. It
is impossible to give all those seeking employment jobs. Your
committee under great stress examined one hundred and fif-
ty-six applicants for the positions of stenographers. Out of
that number only twenty-five were to be employed. The task
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within a few days we will have an efficient organization per-
fected so that the business of the House may be carried on
in an efficient, manner.
Under the conditions and circumstances set forth above,
we have made certain recommendations for stenographers
and other attaches.
Egbert LeGalle, Superintendent of Stenographers Dept.;
Wallace F. Irwin, First Assistant; Herbert Keen, Messenger
Stenographic Room; Bill Bryant, Bill Binder, Stenographic
Room; Mason West, George R. Walker and Dave Thomas,
Assistant Journal Clerks; Lester Lewis, Assistant to Chief
Clerk;. and the following stenographers: Sarah Albey, Har-
riett Nelson, Lois Rouss, Luilta Smith, Caroline Attanasio,
Virginia Ballinger, Mrs. Lillian Flesh, Ella S. Cheney, Mrs.
Frank Anderson, Kate McDaniel, Virginia Davis, Esther
Maige, Rubye Carlton, Maxine Steel, Margaret M. Collins,
Grace Reddick, Ina Gibbs Johnson, Helen Burke, Katherine
Nolan, Katherine Warren, Johnnie Bell, Margaret L. Prine,
Jewel Groom, Lutie Muse, W. E. Saxton, Gwendolyn Worth-
ington, Helen Goodwin.
We have not completed employment of the necessary at-
taches of the House.
Very respectfully,
William V. Albury, Chairman of Committee; Watson, Vice-
Chairman; Sledge, Bloodworth, Lea, West, Blount, Shackel-
ford.
Mr. Albury moved that the report be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Tomasello of Okeechobee, Chairman of a special commit-
tee to draft Resolution Re Edna G. Fuller, reported that the
committee transmitted by telegraph the following:
Tallahassee, Fla., April 9, 1931.
Mrs. Henry W. Peabody,
Washington Hotel,
Washington, D. C.
The undersigned committee of the House of Representatives



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Florida Legislature appointed in compliance motion duly'
adopted, wishes you to cause it to be conveyed upon behalf
of its members to your committee of twenty that we are re-
spectful of the signal honor conferred upon our state in the
selection of our distinguished colleague, Edna G. Fuller, and it
is with genuine pleasure that we commend to you our un-
bounded regard for the matchless ideals and sincerity of pur-
pose in governmental affairs that we feel sure will be exempli-
fied by Mrs. Fuller and it is with pleasure that we quote you
an excerpt of House Resolution Number Twelve adopted unan-
imously April seventh: "Be it resolved by the House of Rep-
resentatives of the State of Florida that tie House of Repre-
sentatives of the State of Florida shall follow with keen inter-
est the progress of such conference and commends the delib-
eration and recommendation thereof to the earnest and
thoughtful consideration of the citizens of the State of Florida
and of the United States."
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Mitchell, Robineau, Tomasello.
Mr. Tomasello moved that the report be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Tomasello moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort Hon. L. W. Zim to a seat on the Speaker's platform,
honoring his seventy-eighth birthday.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Tomasello, Ken-
drick and Hagan, who escorted Mr. Zim to the chair.
The Speaker announced that Mr. Barrow would be excused
from attendance upon the House until Monday for the purpose
of attending the American Legion meeting at Tampa.
Mr. Tomasello moved that when the House adjourned today
that it adjourn until two o'clock Monday, April 13.
Mr. Chappell moved that the House do now adjourn until
Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon, at 11:45 o'clock, the House stood adjourned until
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MONDAY, APRIL 13, 1931



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 3 o'clock
P.M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names.
Mr. Speaker: Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Barrow,
Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth. Booth, Blount,
Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chappell, Coffee,
Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson,
Goff,, Hagan, Harrell, Horne (Jackson), Horne (Madison),
Kanner Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee
iHighlnalnd'. Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler,
Lowe, MNadison, Mason, Matthews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilcrist),
Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McKen-
zie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell,. Prine,
Roberts, Robineau, Rowe. Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge,
Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Tay-
lor, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun),
Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth,
Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,. Yearty,
Zim.-91.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Journal of Friday, April 10th, was corrected and as
corrected, was approved.
The Speaker announced the following changes in House
Committee assignments as announced at Thursday's session
and ordered correction and change in the Journal as follows:
Add to the Committee on Aviation, viz: Peter Kendrick, of
St. Johns County.
The Chief Clerk announced that in accordance with pro-
visions of House Resolution No. 2 he had appointed Mrs. Inez
McDuff of Tallahassee, and Mrs. Anna- W. MacMillan of Perry,
as Special Assistants to the Chief Clerk, also that Mrs. Kate
M. Alsobrook, of Vilas, Liberty County, had been appointed as
House Indexing Clerk, pay for each to start as of April the 7th.
The death of the mother of Mr. S. E. Teague of Franklin
County, was brought to the attention of the House by the
Speaker.
Mr. Robineau moved that a committee of three be appointed
to draft suitable resolutions to be sent to Mr. Teague on the
death of his mother.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Robineau, Watson
and Black to draft such resolution.
The Speaker Pro Tem in the Chair.
Mr. Lewis (Gulf) moved that Ammon McClellan be rein-
stated as Reading Clerk of the House of Representatives for
the 1931 session, said action not to affect the employment of
Mrs. Margaret Dorman Croy, who was elected last Friday.
Which was agreed to.
And Ammon McClellan was reinstated as one of the Reading
Clerks of the House.
Mr. Home (Jackson) moved that the Rules be waived and
that he be allowed to introduce a bill at this time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS
By Mr. Home of Jackson, Mr. Mathews, Mr. Black, Mr.
Keen, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Bloodworth, Mr. McKenzie, Mr. Robin-
eau, Mr. Kanner, Mr. Westbrook, Mr. Tomasello, Mr. Booth,
Mr. Sledge. Mr. Brock, Mr. Bledsoe and Mr. Beasley-
House Bil! No. 37:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that all county tax
collectors in the State of Florida shall keep the tax books
open for the collection of taxes until the first day of June,
1931.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Home of Jackson moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 37 be placed on the Calendar
of Bills on the Second Reading without reference.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And the bill was placed on the Calendar of Bills on the
Second Reading without reference.
Mr. Home of Jackson moved that the rules be further



waived and House Bill No. 37 be read a second time by its
title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 37 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Lee of Highlands offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 37:
Strike the enacting clause.
Mr. Lee of Highlands moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Kendrick moved that the amendment be laid on the
table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Tomasello moved that House Bill No. 37 be refen'ed to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Mr. Home of Jackson moved to lay the motion on the table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach moved that consideration of
House Bill No. 37 be postponed until Wednesday, April 15th.
Mr. Home of Jackson moved, as a substitute, that the rules
be further waived and that House Bill No. 37 be read a third
time in full and put upon its passage.
The Roll Call being demanded upon the substitute motion,
upon the call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Beasley,
Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Bul-
lard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chappell, Coffee, Dann, Davis, Doug-
las, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Horne
(Jackson), Horne (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly,
Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lindler, Lowe,
Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist),
Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory,
Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples, Prine, Roberts, Robineau,
Rowe, Rogers, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Strickland, Stone,
Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell 'Cal-
houn), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Went-
worth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,
Yearty, Zim-79.
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Barrow, Bass, Collier, Lee '(High-
lands), Lewis (Palr. Beach), Mitchel, Poppell, Sapp, Steed,
Stewart, Tomasello-12.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 37 was read a third time in full.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Watson moved that House Bill No. 37 be referred to
Committee on Judiciary "A" and that report by the committee
be made tomorrow morning, at which time the said Bill could
be considered.
The motion was declared out of order.
The question then reverted to the passage of the Bill.
Upon the call of the roll on the passage of the Bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Beasley,
Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock, Brown. Bur-
nett, Caldwell, Coffee, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott,
Finlayson, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Horne (Jackson), Home
(Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lea
(Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Madison, Mason,
Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchel, Moon (Ci-
trus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman,
Page, Parker,, Peeples, Roberts; Robineau, Rowe, Rogers. Shack-
elford, Sledge, Smith, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Sturkie. Tay-
lor, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright,
Walker, Ward, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whit-
man, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-73.
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Barrow, Bass, Chappell, Collier, Kehoe,
Kelly, Lee (Highlands), Lowe, Poppell, Prine, Sapp, Steed,
Stewart, Tomasello, Warner, Watson-17.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote no because the bill places a penalty on counties that
have performed their duties according to law. It further
places premiums on non prompt payment of taxes. It will also
cause further payment of taxes to stop till the last days of
May.
JOHN T. LOWE.



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House Resolution No. 27

House Resolution Mourning the Passing of the Honorable
Robert E. Oliver, Late of Palm Beach County, Florida.

WHEREAS, Honorable Robert E. Oliver of Palm Beach
County, Florida, served as an honored and respected member of
the House of Representatives in the Legislature of the State of
Florida during the sessions of 1927 and 1929, during which times
he was at all times ready to sacrifice his personal interest and
render an honest and faithful service to his state and to his county
of Palm Beach, and
WHEREAS, his services to his county and state, both as a
public officer and as a private citizen, are greatly appreciated
and the loss of which are mourned by the House of Representa-
tives and the people of our state, and
WHEREAS, it was the pleasure of the Divine Providence to
call Honorable Robert E. Oliver to his higher reward during the
past year and it is the sense of the House of Representatives that
in his passing our state has lost one of its most valued citizens and
it desires to express its appreciation of the splendid character and
honest and faithful service rendered by our deceased brother,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the House of
Representatives of the State of Florida, that it deeply regrets and
mourns the passing of the Honorable Robert E. Oliver, late of
Palm Beach County, Florida, and that the people of Palm Beach
County and of the entire State have suffered a great loss and it is
further,
RESOLVED that a page of the Journal of the House of Rep-
resentatives be set aside for the purpose of this resolution being
spread thereon and that a copy authenticated'by the signature of
the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives
be furnished his widow.



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EXPLANATION OF VOTE ON HOUSE BILL NO. 37
I vote no, not as to the sense of ie bill, but as to the form
of the bill. I do not feel that sufficient consideration was
given to its form, and legal effect. The bill in my opinion
might affect the validity of tax sales. In my opinion the bill
should have been referred to one of the Committees on Ju-
diciary for its consideration as to its form, constitutionality,
and legal effect.
ELVIN A. BASS.
INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. McRory of Seminole-
House Resolution No. 22:
A Resolution pertaining to the birthday of Thomas Jeffer-
son.
WHEREAS, Monday, April the thirteenth, is the birthday of
that outstanding statesman and Democrat, Thomas Jefferson;
and
WHEREAS, In every State of the Union today there are
being held numerous gatherings in his honor; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the State
of Florida in session assembled do hereby take cognizance of
the above stated facts and that we do now give the privilege
of the floor to as many members as desire to eulogize Thomas
Jefferson.
WHEREAS, There are many of us in the State of Florida
who at the present time subscribe to the principles espoused
by Thomas Jefferson; and
Which wa. read.
Mr. McRory moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Mitchell, of Indian River, delivered a brief addresS.
Mr. Robineau moved that the rules be waived and that he
be permitted to introduce a bill at this time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Robineau of Dade-
House Bill No. 38:
1 bill to be entitled An Act declaring the thirteenth of April
of each and every year a legal holiday to be observed in honor
of the author of the Declaration of Independence.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Robineau moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 38 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 38 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Robineau moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 38 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 38 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Bar-
row, Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount,
Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chappell, Coffee,
Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson,
Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Home (Jackson), Horne (Madison),
Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee
(Highlands), Lea (Manatee). Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler,
Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gil-
christ), Mitchel, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, Mc-
Kenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Stur-
kie, Taylor, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Cal-
houn), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Went-
worth, Westbrook. Wester, West, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim
-90.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTION
By Messrs. Lea, Rowe, Lewis of Palm Beach, and Coffee.
House Resolution No. 23:
Whereas, for considerable time there has been State-wide
agitation with reference to a Reno-Hot Springs Divorce Bill,
and,
Whereas, at this Session of the Legislature it is more im-
portant to the people of the State of Florida that this Session
of the Legislature rather than the time for granting a divorce,
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Whereas, by reason of the depleted resources of the Churches
of this State and the general financial inability of the people

of this State to employ lobbyists to represent them and pre-
sent their views with reference to such legislation, and,
Whereas, it is desirable that the Ministers and Mhiniiterial
Associations and Church and other people in the State gen-
erally be informed immediately of the sense of this Session of
the Legislature with reference to any proposed general Reno-
Hot Springs Divorce Bill, and,
Whereas, the Ministers in their message to Congregations
of our State have ably pointed out the danger of any such
general legislation, and have condemned the same in no un-
certain terms, and,
Whereas, the Editors of the majority of the leading news-
papers of the State have concurred in such condemnation,
therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES:
Section 1.. That no general Reno-Hot Springs-Quick-
Divorce Legislation will be considered by the House of Repre-
sentatives, and should any be introduced the same will be in-
definitely postponed, or otherwise eliminated from considera-
tion.
Section 2. That it is unnecessary for the Ministers or other-
wise religious people to become alarmed or to go to any expense
in opposing any such measure.
Which was read.
Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach moved the adoption of the Reso-
lution.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Chappell moved as a substitute that House Resolution
No. 23 be laid on the table.
The Roll Call being demanded on the motion to lay House
Resolution No. 23 on the table.
Upon the call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Bass, Black,
Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brown, Bullard, Caldwell,
Chappell, Collier, Dann, Davis, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson,
Goff, Harrell, Horne (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly,
Lindler, Madison, Mathews (Duval), Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), Morton, Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell, Robineau,
Sapp, Sledge, Smith, Strickland, Taylor, Trammell (Brevard),
Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Warner, West-
brook, Wood-49.
Nays-Messrs. Barrow, Beasley, Brock, Burnett, Coffee,
Douglas, Hagan, Home (Jackson), Kendrick, Kennedy, Lar-
son, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach),
Lowe, Mason, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchel, McKenzie, Mc-
Rory, Nordman, Prine, Roberts, Rowe, Rogers, Shackellord,
Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Tomasello, Ward, Wat-
son, Wentworth, West, Whitman, Wicker, Yearty, Zim-39.
The motion was agreed to and House Resolution No. 23 was
laid on the table.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE ON HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 23.
I vote Aye on the motion to lay Resolution 23 with the dis-
tinct understanding that I do not thereby by inference ,or
otherwise indicate my support of any Reno Divorce Bill. 1n
the con:.rary I am opposed to such unseemly legislation. How-
ever I believe the members of the House can be relied upon
to take care of every bill of such nature in decent conscien-
tiousness when presented for consideration.
-S. P. ROBINEAU.
INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Sturkie of Pasco-
House Resolution No. 24:
A Resolution providing for the appointment by the Speaker
of a standing committee on veterans' affairs.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF FLORIDA, That the Speaker of the House shall
appoint, in addition to the standing committees now provided
for by the rules, a committee of seven to be known 'as a Com-
mittee on Veterans' Affairs.
That Rule 69 be, and the same is hereby, amended by add-
ing to the list of standing committees therein provided for,
for the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Which was read.
Mr. Sturkie moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
By Mr. Home of Madison-
House Resolution No. 25:
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WHEREAS, heretofore during the various sessions of the
Legislature of the State of Florida there has been various and
sundry reports concerning the action of certain lobbyist, where-
in and whereby the integrity and honesty of the various mem-
bers of the Legislature became involved, ultimately reflecting
and resulting in certain criticisms, derogatory and otherwise,
to the members of this House; and,
WHEREAS, there has already been, previous to the conven-
ing of this session, many newspaper publications throughout
the State which would lead the public, generally, to believe
that measures which certain interests in the State of Florida
are interested would be introduced, and that the honesty and
integrity of this House of Representatives would be involved;
and,
WHERAS, it appears that it would not be inappropriate for
every precaution to be taken to preclude any insinuation as to
the honesty and integrity of this House of Representatives from
being made, and to discourage all such publications as would
tend to lead the people of the State of Florida from believing
that undue influence was being worked or exercised upon the
members of this House of Representatives:
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That Rule Sixty-nine of
the existing Rules of this Assembly be and the same is hereby
amended by adding thereto a committee to be known and
designated as a Committee on Lobbyist, and the Speaker of
this House be and he is hereby authorized and directed to ap-
point such a committee, consisting of seven members of this
Assembly.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that authority be and it is
hereby given to said committee upon its appointment to inves-
tigate any complaint made to it by any member of this House
of Representatives, or any report coming to it, based upon such
facts as would, in the opinion of said committee, warrant an
examination of the same, whereby the honesty and integrity of
any member of this Legislature would be affected, or any bus-
iness pending before this House of Representatives be, or at-
tempted to be unduly influence.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that said committee upon its
.appointment, as aforesaid, shall have the right to summons
before it such witnesses as it might see fit, and any and all
expense created by any investigation conducted by said com-
mittee be and the same is hereby authorized.
Which was read.
Mr. Home (Madison) moved that the Resolution be referred
to the Committee on Rules.
Which was agreed to.
By Mr. Chappell, of Dade-
House Resolution No. 26:
AN ACT Authorizing and Directing the Speaker of the House
to appoint a standing committee to be known as the In-
vestigating Committee, etc.
WHEREAS, at practically every session of the Legislature
it is necessary for the Speaker to appoint a special committee
to conduct some investigation, and
WHEREAS, it would be far better to have a standing com-
mittee at the beginning of each session to handle all investi-
gations. therefore.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES:
FIRST: That the Speaker of the House be authorized and
directed to appoint a standing committee to be known as the
investigating -,committee.
SECOND: It shall be the duty of said investigation com-
:mittee to meet and organize as early as practical, and there-
after all complaints of -very nature calling for an investiga-
tion of any official, department, or employee of the State or
County, shall be referred to said committee for proper hear-
ing, and said committee shall make its recommendations to the
House in accordance with the rules thereof.
THIRD: Said committee shall have the right and authority
to issue subpoenas and summon any necessary witness before
said committee.
Which was read.
.Mr. Chappell moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Caldwell moved as a substitute that House Resolution
No. 26 be referred to the committee on Rules.
Which was agreed to,.
By Messrs. Bass, Lewis, of Palm Beach-
House Resolution No. 27:
Mourning the passing of the Honorable Robert E. Oliver,
late of Palm Beach County, Florida.



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WHEREAS, Honorable Robert E. Oliver, of Palm Beach
County, Florida served as an honored and respected member
of the House of Representatives in the Legislature of the State
of Florida during the sessions of 1927 and 1929, during which
times he was at all times ready to sacrifice his personal in-
terest and render an honest and faithful service to his state
and to his county of Palm Beach, and
WHEREAS, his services to his county and state, both as a
public officer and as a private citizen, are greatly appreciated
and the loss of which are mourned by the House of Repre.en-
ati\ ,-l aid the people of our .tate. and
\VHHREAS. it was the Ipla te of the Divine Providence,to
(all Honolrablel Robert E. Oli\er to his higher reward during
the past year and it is the .oenc- of tle House of Representa-
tives that in his passing our state has lost one of its most
valued citizens and it desires to express its appreciation of the
splendid character and honest and faithful service rendered by
our deceased brother,
NOW THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
That it deeply regrets and mourns the passing of the Hon-
orable Robert E. Oliver, late of Palm Beach County, Florida,
and that the people of Palmn Beach County and of the entire
State have suffered a great lo-.; and it is Ilurther,
RESOLVED that a page of the Journal of the House of
Repre-entativ'es be set aside for the I)i'urpoe of this resolution
being Npread thereon and that a copy authenticated by the
t-gnature of the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of the House
of Representatives be furnished his widow.
Which was read.
Mr. Bass moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
By Mr. McRory of Seminole-
House Resolution No. 28:
Requiring that all bills of a general nature with local ap-
plication introduced herein be referred to the Committee on
Census and Apportionment with the request that this commit-
tee, as promptly as possible, report such bills back to the House
advising which county or counties :he bill affects.
WHEREAS, There have been several bills of general na-
ture with local application introduced into this House; and
WHEREAS, At least one of said bills inadvertently apply to
counties which the introducer thereof did not intend for it to
apply to by reason of the fact that the population of these
counties are so nearly the same; therefore be it
RESOLVED, By the House of Representatives that all bills
of a general nature with local application introduced herein
be referred to the Committee on Census and Apportionment
with the request that this committee, as promptly as possible,
report such bills back to the House advising which county
or counties the bill affects.
Whic',. was read.
Mr. McRory moved that House Resolution No. 28 be re-
ferred to the Committee on Rules.
Which was agreed to.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
Mr. Watson moved that the rules be waived and that he be
allowed to introduce a bill out of order.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
By Messrs. Watson, Bledsoe, Rogers, Blount, Prine, Bass,
Lee, Steed and Bloodworth-
House Bill No. 39:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to banks, trust comipan-
ies, slnall loan companies. Morris Plan Banks. and the like,
and building and loan associations, the business thereof, their
conduct, operation and liquidation, and providing official gov-
ernmental control thereof, through a department newly cre-
ated and to be known as "The Department of Banking and
Trusts"; describing and defining certain quasi-public busi-
nesses; providing for the incorporation of such department as
a separate entity and arm of the State Government, and fixing
the powers and duties thereof with reference to national banks
and trust companies; providing a corporate seal therefore; de-
fining more specifically the meaning of Section 4 of Chapter
13576, Acts of 1929, Laws of Florida, with respect to the use
of the word "investment" therein: repealing Section 4141 of
the Revised General Statutes, entitled dispositionn of part of
reserve"; amending Section 4144. Revised General Stat-
utes. entitled "dividends" and the amendments thereof;
amending Section 4191 of the Revised General Stat-
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thereof; amending Section 4146 of the Revised General
Statutes, entitled "Proceedings when capital is impaired
and not made good," and the amendments thereof;
amending Section 4147 of the Revised General Statutes, en-
titled "to be depositories of public moneys;" amending Sec-
tion 4151 of the Revised General Statutes, entitled, "unlawful
to loan over ten per cent of capital to officer of bank; ap-
proval of loans to directors", and the amendments thereof;
amending Section 4152 of the Revised General Statutes, en-
titled "Investing Funds of Banks" and the amendments there-
of; amending Section 12 of Chapter 13576, Acts of 1929, Laws
of Florida, being An Act to amend certain Sections of the
Revsed General Statutes relating to banking; amending Sec-
tion 4155 of the Revised General Statutes, entitled, "Reports
to Comptroller,. publication of statement", and the amend-
ments thereof; amending Section 4159 of the Revised General
Statutes, entitled, "Comptroller may employ examiners; pow-
ers", and the amendments thereof; amending Section 4160 of
the Revised General Statutes, entitled "compensation and
traveling expenses of Examiners", and The amendments there-
of; amending Section 4161 of the Revised General Statutes,
entitled, "examination of banks and trust companies; publi-
cation of report of examination; examination fee", and the
amendments thereof; changing the existing statutory limita-
tions on the filing of claims against banks and trust com-
panies; amending Section 4162 of the Revised General Stat-
utes, entitled, "Comptroller may appoint receiver; Duties of
receiver; -notice of bank officers; confirming appointment",
and the amendments thereof; providing certain court jurisdic-
tion and powers touching a part of the subject matter hereof;
providing for attorneys and legal services; amending Chapter
10032, Acts of 1925, Laws of Florida, entitled, "An Act author-
izing banks and trust companies to subscribe for and purchase
stock in agricultural credit corporations" specifying intention
of Section 24 of Chapter 13576, Acts of 1929, Laws of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Watson moved that House Bill No. 39 be placed on the
Calendar without reference to committee.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Watson moved that 200 copies of House Bill No. 39 be
printed.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Watson moved that House Bill No. 39 be made a special
order for consideration or discussion Wednesday, April the
15th, at 10:30 o'clock A. M.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Caldwell moved that House Bill No. 39 be referred to
the Committee on Banks and Loans.'
Which was agreed to.
By Mr. Black of Alachua--
House Bill No. 40:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the number of Ju-
dicial Circuits in the State of Florida and the counties com-
posing the same, providing for re-designating the Judicial Cir-
cuits of the State of Florida and for the appointment by the
Governor and confirmation by the Senate, of Circuit Judges
and State Attorneys therefore "
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Mr. Black of Alachua-
House Bill No. 41:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 13 of Chap-
ter 14572, relating to and concerning taxation; providing for
the time within which foreclosure in equity of tax sale certifi-
cates and tax deeds and for the procedure in such cases.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and'Taxation.
By Mr. Black of Alachua-
House Bill No. 42:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 3658 of the
Compiled General Laws of 1927 as amended by Chapter 14527
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929, relating to compensation in
lunacy cases.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Black of Alachua--
House Bill No. 43:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the redemption of
certain tax sale certificates and payment of omitted taxes and
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Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Moon of Citrus-
House Bill No. 44:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of Mrs. J. M.
Welch of Citrus County, Florida; providing for the payment
of certain moneys therein.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Messrs. Mathews, Robineau, Teague, E. Clay Lewis,
Sledge, Black, Tomasello, McKenzie, Booth, and Keen-
House Bill No. 45:
A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting the publication of
magazines, newspapers, or periodicals by any State officer,
board, bureau or commission, unless the same is specially
authorized by the legislature, and without direct appropriation
by the legislature for that purpose.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.
By Messrs: Mathews, Robineau, Teague, E. Clay Lewis,
Sledge, Black, Tomasello, McKenzie, Booth and Keen-
House Bill No. 46:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the nomination of
members of boards of public instruction of the several counties
of this State in primary elections, and requiring that such
members be nominated from the districts by the voters of
each county at large.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on County Officials.
By Messrs: Mathews, Robineau, Teague, E. Clay Lewis,
Sledge, Black, Tomasello, McKenzie, Booth and Keen-
House Bill No. 47:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the nomination of
members of boards of county commissioners of the several
counties of this State in primary elections, and requiring that
such members be nominated from the districts by the voters
of each county at large.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on County Officials.
By Messrs: Mathews, Robineau, Teague, E. Clay Lewis,
Sledge, Black, Tomasello, McKenzie, Booth and Keen-
House Bill No 48:
A. bill to be entitled An Act creating the position of county
attorney in the several counties of the State of Florida, relating
to his employment or selection; prescribing the duties of such
county attorney, relating to the term of his employment and
compensation.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on County Officials.
By Messrs: Mathews, Robineau, Teague, E. Clay Lewis,
Sledge, Black, Tomasello, McKenzie, Booth and Keen-
House Joint Resolution No. 49:
A joint resolution proposing to amend Section 6, Article 8.
of the Constitution of the State of Florida relating to county
officers.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Strom of Gadsden-
House Bill No. 50:
A bill to be entitled An Act to limit the total compensation
that may be paid officers or employees of the State, or any
political sub-division thereof; to provide for reports of the
compensation received by such officers or employees. and to
provide penalties for violation of the provisions of this Act
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on County Officials.
By Messrs. Mathews, Robineau, Teague, E. Clay Lewis,
Sledge, Black, Tomasello, McKenzie, Booth, and Keen-
House Joint Resolution No. 51:
A Joint Resolution proposing to amend Section 5 of Article
8 of the Constitution of the State of Florida relating to County
Commissioners.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
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Kehoe, Bass, Caldwell, E. Clay Lewis, Jr., Parker, Mitchel,
Barrow, Steed, Watson, and Keen-
House Joint Resolution No. 52:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Section 2
and Section-4 of Article V of the Constitution of Florida re-
lating to the Judiciary Department.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. Robineau, Blount, Asbury, Parker, Westbrook,
Mathews, Madison, Barrow, Rogers, E. Clay Lewis, Steed,
Keen, Watson, Trammell, Chappell, Rowe, Lea, Kelly, Bledsoe,
Kanner.
House Bill No. 53:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to pleading, practice
and procedure in Courts of Equity.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
all Judiciary Committees.
By Mr. Robineau of Dade and Rogers of Broward-
House Bill No. 54:
A bill to be entitled An Act to remove the Common Law
disabilities of married women.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."

By Mr. Robineau of Dade and Rogers of Broward-
House Resolution No. 55:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Section Two
'2- of Article Eleven (11) of the Constitution of the State of
Florida relating to separate property of married women.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the .Committee on Constitutional Amendments.

By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Joint Resolution No. 56:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment and revision
to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of Florida
relating to education by providing for the adoption of a new
Article XII as amended and revised.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Mason of Escambia-
House Bill No. 57:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the record of cer-
tified copies of judgments and decrees of the Courts of the
United States in the foreign judgment records of the various
counties of this State so as to conform the lien of such judg-
ments and decrees to the lien of judgments recovered in the
Courts of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Mason of Escambia-
House Bill No. 58:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to notice to defendants
in attachment. suits in certain cases.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 59:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring funeral directors and
undertakers to. report certain deaths to registration officers
and the performance of certain duties by such registration
officers consequent thereupon.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Primary Laws.
By Mr. Coffee of DeSoto-
House Bill No. 60:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the return of all
executions fully satisfied, and requiring the Clerk of the Court
or the Judge, if there is no Clerk, to enter upon the judgment
a statement to that effect; and providing that same shall be
prima facie evidence of satisfaction.
'Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
Br. Mr. Wat.on. of Hillsborough-
I:ouse Bill No. 61:
A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting persons seeking the
offices of Circuit Judge, State's Attorney,,Judge of a Criminal
"Court of Record, and/or County Solicitor entering as candi-
dates primary elections or the placing of their names as such
vaadidates upon primary election ballots, and making such
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By Mr. Watson, of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 62:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the selection of
Clerks and Inspectors for State and County primary elections
and State and County general and special elections.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Primary Laws

By Mr. Watson, of Hillsborough-
Senate Bill No. 63:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 221 of the Re-
vised General Statutes of the State of Florida, being Section
256 of the Compiled Generals Laws of Florida, 1927, entitled,
"Notice of Special Elections."
"Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Primary Laws
By Mr. Chappell, of Dade-
House Bill No. 64:
A bill to be entitled An Act to create a board to be known
as Educational Advisory Board; to provide for the appoint-
ment, qualifications and terms of office of the members there-
of; to provide for the organization of said Board under the
Chairmanship of State Superintendents of Public Instruction;
to provide for the payment of the expenses of the memberss
thereof m the performance of he-ir dcui.e. andt in traveling to,
from and upon the same; to provide for the duties and powers
of said Bo.ard and for other purposes.
Which iwa' re'ad the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Education B.
By Mr. Chappell, of Dade-
House Bill No. 65:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide a Board of Public
Instruction in the several Counties of Florida, consisting of
five members, having certain qualifications: To provide for
their nomination and election; to fix their terms of office; to
eliminate their salaries; and to confirm their powers and
duties as prescribed by General Law, except as oth.-in i e pro-
vided in this Act, and for other purposes.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Education B.
By Messrs. Mason, of Escambia, and Mathews, Duval-
House Bill No. 66:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the Record in the
Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Certified Copies of
Proceedings, Orders, Judgments and Decrees of the United
States Courts, relating to Estates in Bankruptcy, and the ef-
fect thereof, and validating previous records thereof, and fix-
ing a rule of evidence as to such records and certified copies
of such records.
Whichi was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary B.
By Mr. Chappell, of Dade-
House Bill No. 67:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the service of
process in Civil Suits upon non-resident chauffeurs, operators
or non-resident owners whose motor vehicles are operated
within the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary B.

By Mr. Mason, of Escambla-
House Bill No. 68,:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prevent fraud or misrepresen-
tation in the distribution or sale of Lubricating Oil; regulat-
ing the distribution or sale of such product; defining the pow-
ers and duties of the Commissioner of Agriculture, and the
officers and employees thereof in relation thereto; prescribing
penalties for the violation of the provisions hereof; and pro-
viding for the enforcement thereof.
.Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary B.

By Mr. Watson, of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 69:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to terms of office of
County Commissioners, and the manner of their nomination
and election.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
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By Mr. Chappell, of Dade-
Senate Bill No. 70:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending and re-enacting Sec-
tion 1275, of the Compiled Generals Laws of Florida for 1927,
being also Section 1001, of the Revised General Statutes of
Florida for 1920, with reference to County Judge reporting to
Comptroller amount of money received from State and County
Licenses; requiring said report to be published; requiring Tax
Collector to make weekly payments to State and County Treas-
urers.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on County Officials.
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 71:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending and re-enacting Sec-
tion 4981 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, being
Section 3189 of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, 1920,
being Chapter 522, Section I. Acts of 1853, as amended by Sec-
tion I, Chapter 4726, Acts of 1899, with reference to the length
of residence required in order to obtain a divorce in this state.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary B.
By Mr. Mason of Escambia-
House Bill No. 72:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 2899 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida of 1920, being Section 4597
of the Compiled General Laws of Florida of 1927, relating to
the fees and compensation of constables:
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on County Officials.
By Mr. Mason of Escambia-
House Bill No. 73:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of Gus A. Soder-
lind of Escambia County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 74:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 10140, Acts of
1925, Laws of Florida, entitled "An act to authorize counties of
not less than 130,000 population, according to the census taken
by the State of Florida in the year 1925, to improve highways
upon petition and to pay the costs thereof by special assess-
ment in whole or in part, and to issue bonds and levy taxes."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 75:
A bill to be entitled An Act to require the teaching of the
Constitution of Florida and the taxation laws of said state in
the public schools.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education A.
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 76:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the office of member
of county boards of public instruction.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on County Organizations.
By Messrs. Chappell, Bledsoe, Dann and Kelly-
House Bill No. 77:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing, regulating
and pertaining to the practice of hair-dressing and cos-
metology in the State of Florida; defining hair-dress-
ing and cosmetology; creating a state board of hair-
dressing and cosmetology examiners, providing for the
appointment of said state board of hair-dressing and cos-
metology examiners, defining and prescribing its powers and
duties; providing for examination and registration and for fees
for examination and registration of hair-dressers, cosmetolo-
gists, teachers of hairdressing and cosmetology and school for
the teaching of hairdressing and cosmetology, in the State of
Florida; prohibiting, for the benefit of public health and san-
itation, the practice of hairdressing or cosmetology without
certificate of registration in the State of Florida; providing for
prosecution and penalties for violation of this Act, and repeal-
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Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 78:
A bill to be entitled An Act releasing owners of motor vehi-
cles from responsibility for injuries to passengers therein.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Mr. Rowe of Manatee-
House Bill No. 79:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5744 of the
1927 Compiled General Laws of Florida. relating to assignments
of mortgages and evidences of indebtedness.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary E.
By Messrs. Rowe and Lea of Manatee-
House Bill No. 80:
A bill to be entitled An Act making it harmless error for
one judge to act instead of another who erroneously recuses
himself or certifies his disqualifications through error.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "E",
By Messrs. Lea and Rowe of Manatee-
House Bill No. 81:
A bill to be entitled An Act to establish a game preserve in
Manatee County, Florida; to prescribe its boundaries, and pro-
vide a penalty for any violation of the provisions of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Game.
By Messrs. Rowe and Lea of Manatee-
House Bill No. 82:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for waiving the neces-
sity of indictment by a grand jury; prescribing the proceed-
ings in event thereof and providing notice to accused of his
rights in counties where there is no Criminal Court of Record.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "D".
By Messrs. Rowe and Lea of Manatee-
House Bill No. 83:
A bill to be entitled An Act prescribing that valuations of
property for municipal taxes shall be upon the same relative
value as last placed thereon by the County Tax Assessor, ex-
cept as to property otherwise specifi'dI by the municipal equal-
ized authority.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Rowe and Lea of Manatee-
House Bill No. 84:
A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing Tax Assessors of
each of the municipal corporations of this State and prescrib-
ing that Municipal Tax Collector shall perform his duties.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Cities and Towns.
By Messrs. Rowe and Lea of Manatee-
House Bill No. 85:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 7163 of the
Compiled General Laws of Florida of 1927, and defining the
offense of aggravated assault, and fixing the penalty therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "D".
By Messrs. Rowe and Lea of Manatee-
House Bill No. 86:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5878 of the
Compiled General Laws of Florida of 1927, relating to judg-
ment against a defendant in bastardy cases.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "D'".
By Messrs. Rowe and Lea of Manate--
House Bill No. 87:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of J. L. Kilgore,
Manatee County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Claims.
By Messrs. Rowe and Lea of Manatee--
House Bill No. 88:
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Compiled General Laws of Florida of 1927 relating to wit-
nesses to be recognized, and the time fixed in the recognizance
for their appearances.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred, to the
Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Messrs. Rowe and Lea of Manatee-
House Bill No. 89:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2035 of the
Compiled General Laws of Florida of 1927, relating to honor-
ary contributing members of the National Guard.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Military Affairs.
By Messrs Rowe and Lee of Manatee-
House Bill No. 90:
A bill to be entitled An Act making a jury unnecessary in
default cases sounding in contract.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D".
By Mr. Parker of Leon-
House Bill No. 91:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 4467 of the
Compiled' General Laws of Florida 1927 and being Section 3
of Chapter 10167, Acts of 1925 of the Compiled General Laws
of Florida relating to the drawing, summoning and impaneling
jurors for court of county judges in counties having no county
court, criminal court or court of record.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "E".
By Messrs. Home and Wester of Jackson-
House Bill No. 92:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to taxation of properties
of fraternal, benevolent, and charitable institutions in this
State, and to prescribe certain exemptions thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Horne and Wester of Jackson-
House Bill No. 93:
A bill to be entitled An Act to make an appropriation for
maintaining and keeping in order the grounds adjacent to and
belonging to the site of the Marianna Monument Park, and for
the proper care and protection of the monument; and to pro-
vide for the payment of such appropriation.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Shackelford of Leon-
House Bill No. 94:
A bill to be entitled An Act to protect employees of the
State of Florida and provide penalties for the violation of this
Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Labor.
By Mr. Shackelford of Leon-
House Bill No 95:
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare the common crow
"Corvus Brachyshynchos" a public nuisance and provide means
for the extermination of same. To provide a "bounty" for the
killing of same. To designate officers to whom reports are to
be made and to prevent fraud in paying of bounty.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Agriculture.
By Mr. Ward of Orange-
House Bill No. 96:
A Bill to be 'entitled An Act abolishing in Orange County,
Florida, a financial committee styled "Trustees of County
Bonds:" creating a "Department of County Bonds and Bond
Fundss" providing a clerk for said department and the man-
ner in which the department shall be conducted.
Which bill was read the first time by its title, and had at-
tached to same when introduced in the House of Representa-
tives the following proof of publication which was ordered to
be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Repre-
sentatives:
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
State of Florida,
County of Orange.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared S. W.
Calkins. llo on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm) that he
has knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a notice stat-



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ing the substance of a contemplated law or proposed bill relat-
ing to an Act authorizing boards of county commissioners in
counties having a population in excess of 49,700 and less than
50,000, and a total assessment for taxes of $23,531,627.00, to
provide and pay from the general fund, has been pub-
lished at least thirty days prior to this date, by being
printed in the issue of March 2, 1931, of the Or-
lando Morning Sentinel, a newspaper or newspapers published
in Orange County or Counties, Florida, (or), there being no
newspaper, by being posted for at least thirty days prior to this
date at three public places in the said County or Counties, one
of which places was at the court house of said county or coun-
ties, where the matter or thing to be affected by the contem-
plated law is situated; that a copy of the notice that has been
published as aforesaid and also this affidavit of proof of pub-
lication are attached to the proposed bill or contemplated law,
and such copy of the notice so attached is by reference made
a part of this affidavit.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of March,
1931.
(SEAL) S. W. CALKINS.
C. D. STONE, Notary Public, State of Florida.
My commission expires December 2, 1933.
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the evidence that said bill has been published in compli-
ance with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has
been established in this Legislature.
Mr. Ward moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 96 be placed on the Calendar of Bills on second read-
ing without reference.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And the bill was placed on the Calendar of Local Bills on
Second Reading without reference.
By Mr. Peeples of Glades-
House Bill No. 97:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting pension to W. Nealon,
of Glades, County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Pensions.
By Messrs. Kanner of Martin and Mitchel of Indian River-
House Bill No. 98:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Sections 1505 and 1506
Revised General Statutes, which are Sections 2283 and 2284,
Compiled General Laws, relating to the proceedings In eminent
domain when instituted by counties.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D".
By Mr. Kanner of Martin-
House Bill No. 99:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the special dis-
position of the proceeds of taxes on gasoline sold, stored or
used in this State for purposes of aviation, providing certain
powers and duties of the State Road Department in connection
therewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Messrs. Kanner, Robineau, Blount, Westbrook, Parker,
Steed, and Caldwell-
House Bill No. 100:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and providing, in
accordance with the Statutes of the United States, for the
filing of notices of liens for taxes payable to the United States
of America and authorizing and providing for the filing of
certificates discharging and releasing such liens.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D".
By Messrs. Kanner, Robineau, Blount, Westbrook, Parker,
Steed, and Caldwell-
House Bill No. 101:
A bill to be entitled An Act making judunments and decrees
of the United States District Courts of thi, State and certified
copies thereof admissible as prima facie evidence of the entry
and validity of such judgments and decrees.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D."
By Messrs. Kanner, Robineau, Blount, Westbrook, Parker,
Steed, and Caldwell-
House Bill No. 102:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the judgments and
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Florida to be registered, recorded, docketed, indexed and other-
wise conformed to the rules and requirements relating to the
judgments and decrees of the Circuit Courts of this State,
and requiring the Clerk of the Circuit Court of each county
in this State to perform certain acts with respect thereto, and
to repeal Chapter 10166 of the Acts of 1925.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D."
By Mr. Mitchel of Indian River-
House Bill No. 103:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the collection of
tuition by the Boards of Public Instruction for the respective
counties of the State of Florida for the instruction of children
whose parents or legal guardians are non-residents of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Education "A."
By Mr. Mitchel of Indian River-
House Bill No. 104:
A bill to be entitled An Act to validate, ratify, approve and
confirm all of the Acts and proceedings, taken by, for and on
behalf of the Indian River Farms Drainage District, of Indian
River County, Florida, by its Board of Supervisors, and all
other officers and agents of said district, acting for and on
behalf of said district, in carrying out the affairs of said dis-
trict; and to ratify, approve, validate and confirm any and
all tax levies and assessments which have been made by the
Board of Supervisors of the Indian River Farms Drainage
District, for and on behalf of said district upon the taxable
property located within said district; to ratify, approve, vali-
date and confirm all sales of land or lands made in said dis-
trict in foreclosure proceedings upon the lien of delinquent
drainage taxes against said land or lands so sold; and to vali-
date, ratify, approve and confirm each and every master's
deed issued to, for and on behalf of said district; and also all
proceedings taken in connection with the issuance of same
and the sale of the land or lands so conveyed.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Kendrick of St. Johns-
House Bill No. 105:
A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the manufacture
and construction, or receiving into the State of Florida, of
steam boilers; prescribing further duties of the existing State
Board of Engineering Examiners; providing for the formu-
lating of rules and regulations for the safe and proper con-
struction and use of steam boilers, in conformity with the
Uniform Boiler Code of the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers; and filing affidavit of same; and providing penal-
ties for the violation of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."
By Mr. Kendrick of St. Johns-
House Bill No. 106:
A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the practice of Land
Surveying, granting further powers to and prescribing further
duties of the existing Board of Engineering Examiners; pro-
viding for the examination and registration of Land Surveyors;
and providing penalties for the violation of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Lands.
By Mr. Ward of Orange-
House Bill No. 107:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Board of County
Commissioners in Orange County to provide and pay from
the general revenue fund of the county, all or any part of the
premiums for group insurance issued to its officials, employees,
agents, county officers and their deputies.
Which bill was read the first time by its title, and had at-
tached to same when introduced in the House of Representa-
tives the following proof of publication which was ordered to
be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Represent-
atives:
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
State of Florida,
County of Orange.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared S. W.
Calkins, who on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm) that he
has knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a notice
stating the substance of a contemplated law or proposed bill
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ers in counties having a population in excess of 49,700 and
less than 50,000, and a total assessment for taxes of $23,531,-
627.00, to provide and pay from the general has been pub-
lished at least thirty days prior to this date, by being printed
in the issue of March 2, 1931, of the Orlando Morning Sentinel,
a newspaper or newspapers published in Orange County or
Counties, Florida (or), there being no newspaper, by being
posted for at least thirty days prior to this date at three public
places in the said county or counties, one of which places was
at the court house of said county or counties, where the matter
or thing to be affected by the contemplated law is situated;
that a copy of the notice that has been published as aforesaid
and also this affidavit of proof of publication are attached
to the proposed bill or contemplated law, and such copy of
the notice so attached is by reference made a part of this
affidavit.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of March,
1931.
(SEAL) S. W. CALKINS.
C. D. STONE,
Notary Public, State of Florida.
My commission expires Dec. 2, 1933.
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the evidence that said bill has been published in com-
pliance with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has
been established in this Legislature.
Mr. Ward moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 107 be placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second
Reading without reference.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And the bill was placed on the Calendar of Local Bills on
Second Reading without reference.
By Mr. Ward, of Orange-
House Bill No. 108:
A bill to be entitled An Act to require the Board of County
Commissioners of Orange County to advertise for bids for
public work and furnishing supplies to Orange County in cer-
tain cases.
Which Bill was read the first time by its title, and had at-
tached to same when introduced in the House of Representa-
tives the following proof of publication which was ordered to
be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Represen-
tatives:
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF ORANGE.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared S. W.
Calkins, who on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm) that he
has knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a notice
stating the substance of a contemplated law or proposed bill
relating to
To require the Boards of County Commissioners in Counties
having a population in excess of 49,700, and less than 50,000 has
been published at least thirty days prior to this date, by being
printed in the issue of March 2, 1931 of the Orlando Morning
Sentinel, a newspaper or newspapers published in Orange
County or Counties, Florida (or), there being no newspaper,
by being posted for at least thirty days prior to this date at
three public places in the said County or Counties, one of
which places was at the court house of said count, or counties,
where the matter or thing to be affected by the contemplated
law is situated; that a copy of the notice that has been pub-
lished as aforesaid and also this affidavit of proof of publica-
tion are attached to the proposed bill or contemplated law, and
such copy of the notice so attached is by reference made a
part of this affidavit.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of March,
1931.
(SEAL) S. W. CALKINS.
C. D. STONE,
Notary Public, State of Florida.
My commission expires Dec. 2, 1933.
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the evidence that said bill has been published in compliance
with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has been es-
tablished in this Legislature.
Mr. Ward moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 108 be placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second

Reading without reference.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And the bill was placed on the Calendar of Local Bills on
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By Messrs. Booth, Dann, and Kelly, of P'nellas-
House Bill No. 109:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit the Canning, Sale
or Transportation of Grapefruit that is immature or otherwise
unfit for consumption, and to provide for enforcement thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Citrus Fruits.
By Mr. Albury, of Monroe-
House Bill No. 110:
A bill to be entitled An Act dispensing with the necessity of
recording orders of publication or notices to appear authorized
by law for the purpose of securing constructive service of pro-
cess or notice upon or against any defendant, party or person,
natural or artificial, and validating all such orders and notices
heretofore or hereafter made where same have not been re-
corded.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary C.
By Mr. Kelly, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 111:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 14010 of the
Special Acts of the Session of 1929 of the Legislature of Flor-
ida, approved May 20th, 1929, same being "An Act to Estab-
lish and Redefine the Territorial Limits of the City of Dunedin,
Pinellas County, Florida," and to amend Section Six of Chap-
ter 12692 of the Special Acts of the Session of 1927 of the
Legislature of Florida, approved June 6th, 1927, same being
"An Act to Abolish the Present Municipal Government of the
City of Dunedin, County of Pinellas, Florida, and to create and
establish a Municipal Corporation to be known a, the City of
Dunedin, to legalize and validate the Ordinances )f said City
of Dunedin and official Acts thereunder, and to dopt all of
said Ordinances a of said City of Dunedin which are not in con-
flict with this Act: To validate the contracts of said City of
Dunedin; to provide a Charter for said City of Dunedin, to
define its territorial limits; to provide for its Government; to
regulate the bringing of suits against said City and providing
for notice thereof; to prescribe the jurisdiction and powers of
the said City of Dunedin; and to repeal Chapter 11469 of the
Laws o t he State of Florida," said Section Six relating to the
boundaries of said City of Dunedin.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Local Calendar.
By Mr. Kelly, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 112:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of E. G. Cunning-
ham. individually, and as Sheriff of Pinellas County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Messrs. Lewis (of Gulf), Booth, Mitchel, Holmes, Bass,
Chappell, Rowe, Lee, Rogers, Sapp, Keen, Dann, Kelly, Parker,
and Tomasello-
House Bill No. 113:
A bill to be entitled An Act defying the practice of barber-
ing and requiring a license or certificate of registration as a
condition precedent to any person practicing barbering or act-
ing as an apprentice barber and prescribing the terms and
conditions upon which licenses or certificates of registration
may be issued to any person to practice barbering or act as
an apprentice barber in the State of Florida; creating the
State Board of Barber Examiners and defining and declaring
its powers and duties; regulating the practice of barbering or
acting as apprentice barber by those licensed hereunder; regu-
lating the operation of barber schools, prescribing a course of
study for such schools and the requirements for graduation
therefrom; imposing certain fees upon persons applying for
licenses, or certificates of registration to practice barbering,
act as apprentice barber or teach in barber schools in this State;
and appropriating the proceeds thereof to accomplish the pur-
poses of this Act; and prescribing penalties for the violation
of the provisions of this Act and regulations hereunder.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Albury, of Monroe-
House Bill No. 114:
A bill to be entitled An Act validating all marginal cancella-
tions or satisfactions of mortgages prior to the enactment of
Chapter 4138, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1893.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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By Messrs. Albury and McRory-
House Bill No. 115:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the organized militia
of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Military Affairs.
By. Mr. Sturkie of Pasco-
House Bill No. 116:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the securing and
entering of judgments for moneys due on contract by motion
for judgment and to provide for the method of service and
pleadings, docketing and trial of such causes.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C.

By Mr. Elliott of Lafayette-
House Bill No. 117:
A bill to be entitled An Act to create and provide for the
establishment of a fund to guarantee and protect deposits in
all state banks; to provide for the assessment and collection
of the moneys to constitute such fund; and to provide for the
management, control, and disposition of the same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Banks and Loans.

By Mr. Albury of Monroe-
House Bill No. 118:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the entry of de-
crees pro confesso by clerks of the circuit courts in chancery
suits in the circuit courts of the State of Florida on any day
after the day on which a default in appearance or pleading
occurs and for the recording of such decrees pro confesso and
providing upon the signing of a decree pro confesso the cause
shall be proceeded in ex parte: further validating decrees pro
confesso heretofore made by the clerk where same have not
been entered or recorded on the rule day.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C.

By Mr. Albury of Monroe-
House Bill No. 119:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1 of Chapter
8574, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1921, relative to recording de-
crees in chancery and further validating all decrees in eauity
heretofore signed by the judge which have not been recorded
and permitting their subsequent recordation in chancery order
book.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
C'oomiittee on Judiciary C.

By Mr. Albury of Monroe-
House Bill No. 120:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating a prima facie presump-
tion that process has been executed within the territorial limits
of the officer making return showing execution thereof where
such return fails to disclose the county in which same was exe-
cuted and further limiting the time in which the return of the
officer may be attacked for failure to disclose the county in
which such process was executed and excepting from the ef-
fects of this act litigation now pending in the courts of this
State.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary C.
By Messrs. Hagan and McRory of Seminole-
House Bill No. 121:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the town of Oviedo,
Florida, to foreclose its liens for taxes against real property
therein situate and which have been delinquent for a period of
one year or more.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Local Calendar.

By Messrs. Hagan and McRory of Seminole-
House Bill No. 122:
A bill to be entitled An Act to validate all tax assessment
rolls of the town of Oviedo, Florida, and the levies of taxes by
said town and the sale by the tax collector of the town of
Oviedo, Florida, of lands for non-payment of taxes to said
town.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
Committee on Local Calendar.











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By Messrs. Hagan and McRory of Seminole-
House Bill No. 123:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 12312, Acts of
1927, Laws of the State of Florida, relating to making passable
a certain road, to-wit: Road Number 44.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Messrs. McRory, Hagan, Ward, Fuller, Steed, Nordman.
Chapman, Albury-
House Bill No. 124:
A bill to be entitled An Act dividing the State of Florida
into five (5) Congressional Districts and prescribing and set-
ting forth the territorial limits and boundaries of each dis-
trict.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Mr. McRor of Seminole-
House Bill No. 125:
A bill to be entitled An Act concerning the licensing of air-
men and aircraft and to make uniform the law with refer-
ence thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Aviation.
By Mr. Caldwell of Santa Rosa-
House Bill No. 126:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to and concerning the



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town of Milton and taxation therein; amending Sections 26,
75, 77, 78 and 82, Chapter 13105, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1927,
entitled: "An Act to abolish the present municipality of the
town of Milton in Santa Rosa County, Florida; to create and
establish a new municipality to be known as the town of Mil-
ton, in Santa Rosa County, Florida; to legalize and validate
the ordinances of said town of Milton and official acts there-
under and adopt the same as the ordinances of the said town
of Milton; and to fix and provide the territorial limits, juris-
dictions and powers of the municipality and its officers"; pro-
viding for the assessment and collection of the taxes of the
town of Milton; providing for the validation and collection
of the ba6k taxes of said town; and providing for an attorney's
fee for the foreclosure of taxes by the town attorney.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
local calendar.
By Mr. Caldwell of Santa Rosa-
House Bill No. 127:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to witnessing and ack-
nowledging of deeds and mortgages and other instruments
under the laws of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by .its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the rules be waived and that the
House do now adjourn until 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Which was. agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Whereupon at 5:55 o'clock P. M., the House stood adjourned
until 10 o'clock A. M., Tuesday, April 14th.












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TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 1931



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10 o'clock
A. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names.
Mr. Speaker: Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Barrow,
Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount,
Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell,
Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlay-
son, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne CJackson),
Horne (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick,
Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis
(Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Du-
val), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchel, Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker,
Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone,
Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Tram-
mell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson,
Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,
Yearty, Zim-94.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Journal of Monday, April 13th, was corrected and as
corrected, was approved.
CORRECTION OF JOURNAL
The following correction of the House Journal of Monday,
April 13th, was ordered as follows:
House Bill No. 117.
By Mr. Elliott, of Lafayette, instead of by Mr. Caldwell, of
Santa Rosa.
A bill to be entitled An Act to create and provide for the
establishment of a fund to guarantee and protect deposits in
all State Banks; To provide for the assessment and collection
of the moneys to constitute such fund; and to provide for the
management, control, and disposition of the same.
Also the Journal was ordered corrected as follows:
By Mr. Mitchel, of Indian River-
House Bill No. 104:
A bill to be entitled An Act to validate, ratify, approve and
confirm all of the acts and proceedings, taken by, for and on
behalf of the Indian River Farms Drainage District, of Indian
River County, Florida by its Board of Supervisors, and all
other officers and agents of said district, acting for and on
behalf of said District, in carrying out the affairs of said dis-
trict; and to ratify, approve, validate and confirm any and
all tax levies and assessments which have been made by the
Board of Supervisors of the Indian River Farms Drainage Dis-
trict, for and on behalf of said District upon the taxable prop-
erty located within said district; to ratify, approve, validate
and confirm all sales of land or lands made in said district
in foreclosure proceedings upon the lien of delinquent drain-
age taxes against said land or lands so sold; and to validate,
ratify, approve and confirm each .and every master's deed is-
sued to, for and on behalf of said district; and also all pro-
ceedings taken in connection with the issuance of same and
the sale of the land or lands so conveyed.
Which Bill was read the first time by its title, and had at-
tached to same when introduced in the House of Representa-
tives the following proof of publication which was ordered to
be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Repre-
sentatives:
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF INDIAN RIVER.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared J.
J. Schuman, who on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm) that
he has knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a notice
stating the substance of a contemplated law or proposed bill
relating to, as follows:
To validate, ratify, approve and confirm all the acts and
proceedings, taken by, for and on behalf of the Indian River
Farms Drainage District, of Indian River County, Florida by
its Board of Supervisors and all other officers and agents of



said district, acting for and on behalf of said District, in car-
rying out the affairs of said district; and 'o ratify, approve,
validate and confirm any and all tax levies and assessments
which have been made by the Board of Supervisors of the
Indian River Farms Drainage District, for and on behalf of
said District upon the taxable property located within said
district; to ratify, approve, validate and, confirm all sales of
land or lands made in said district in foreclosure proceedings
upon the lien of delinquent drainage taxes against said land
or lands so sold; and to validate, ratify, approve and confirm
each and every master's deed issued to, for and on behalf of
said district; and also all proceedings taken in connection with
the issuance of same and the sale of the land or lands so con-
veyed; has been published at least thirty days prior to this
date, by being printed in the issues of February 20th, 27th,
March 6th, 15th, 20th, 27th, all in the year 1931, of the Vero
Beach Press-Journal, a newspaper or newspapers published in
Vero Beach, Indian River County or Counties, Florida; that a
copy of the notice that has been published as aforesaid and
also this affidavit of proof of publication are attached to the
proposed bill or contemplated law, and such copy of the notice
so attached is by reference made a part of this affidavit.
J. J. SCHUMAN.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 3rd day of April,
1931.
(SEAL)
0. O. SUMMER,
Notary Public, State of Florida.
My commission expires December 17, 1934.
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the evidence that said bill has been published in compli-
ance with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has been
established in this Legislature.
Mr. Mitchel moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 104 be placed on the Calendar of Bill on Second Read-
ing without reference.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And the bill was placed on the Calendar of Local Bills on
Second Reading without reference.
Mr. Caldwell moved that the action by which House Reso-
lution No. 19 was adopted on April 10th be rescinded.
Which was agreed to.
And-
House Resolution No. 19:
By Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach-
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF FLORIDA IN SESSION ASSEMBLED:
That the Speaker be and he is hereby authorized and di-
rected to instruct the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Rep-
resentatives to procure and furnish to the members upon their
requisitions, copies of the 1927 Compiled General Laws of the
State of Florida in annotated form, and the 1930 Supplement
thereto; each representative at the time of receiving of any of
said books shall sign a receipt to the Sergeant-at-Arms and
shall by the end of the session return said books so received
to the Sergeant-at-Arms.
Was duly rescinded.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
Introduced by Mrs. Fuller, and Messrs. Lewis, Tomasello, and
Robineau-
House Resolution No. 29:
A House Resolution commending the policy of the President
of the United States in designating a Pan American Day.
WHEREAS, The President of the United States has desig-
nated Tuesday, April 14th, as Pan American Day and called
for its observance throughout the nation thereby giving ex-
pression to the spirit of continental solidarity and to the sen-
timents of cordiality and friendly feeling which the govern-
ment and people of the United States entertain toward Latin
America, and,
WHEREAS, These nations of the Western Continent by
their pioneering achievements and love for democracy have
made an immortal contribution to world progress:
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Repre-
sentatives of the State of Florida that the House of Repre-
sentatives of the State of Florida, hereby conveys to the Pres-
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far-visioned policy in thus designating a Pan American Day
and the hope that this governmental recognition of the pos-
sibility and necessity of close inter-relationship, economically,
commercially, culturally and spiritually between the three
great Americas, may result in better understanding, closer
trade relations and more wide spread unity of endeavor along
all lines of national and international accords.
Which was read.
Mrs. Fuller moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
Introduced by Messrs. Brock, Brown, Goff, Wood, Stone.
House Resolution No. 30:
WHEREAS, Effective and intelligent retrenchment and re-
form in the expense of government can be accomplished only
by a comprehensive plan of reducing expenses by a Thorough
knowledge of the machinery of State government in segregated
form, embracing and disclosing all expenses incident to or con-
nected with the operation of all dep.trtments of government,
and that this information is indispensable if the Legislature
is to effect any marked degree of economy: and,
WHEREAS, This State during the boom-time years of in-
flated and speculative values furnished an excuse and some
justification for increases in State expenses-fees, salaries and
much clerical expenditures and a mania in the State, the
Counties and the municipalities to create Boards and Commis-
sions, unlimited in effort to further fancied needs at the pub-
lic expense with marvelous success, and that this State,
through its law-making body, is pledged to strictest economy
consistent with efficient management in the conduct of its
public affairs in every branch of the public service and depart-
ment of government; and,
WHEREAS, The membership of this House were doubtless
called upon in the elections wherein they received their com-
missions that they would diligently and industriously, honestly
and earnestly reduce expenses in a business-like, sane and sen-
sible manner, proportionate to the earning capacity of the
people under present conditions, and that the present and
former dis-proportionate public expenses should be eliminated
to further this plan of retrenchment; and,
WHEREAS, The means to accomplish this purpose is of im-
mediate and pressing importance, Now, Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES, IN. REGULAR SESSION ASSEMBLED, That there be
and is hereby created a Committee to be known as a Commit-
tee on Retrenchment and Reform consisting of Mem-
bers of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker
thereof, with broad power to act in the premises as indicated
in the preamble to this Resolution, and that the said icommit-
tee be and is hereby clothed with authority to subpoena per-
sons and examine the same under oath if need be and to cause
the production of books and papers and other evidences of ex-
penditures to be produced before said committee and to cause
to be furnished to them in such itemized form the names and
number, term of employment, compensation for services' by the
several departments of State, Boards and Commissions, and
the special duty performed by each employee, Board of Com-
mission, for which compensation has been allowed or paid.
Said information to be furnished the said committee forthwith
in such form or forms as the said committee may prescribe.
and that the said committee is hereby authorized and directed
to procure this information for the benefit of the House with
reasonable dispatch and report their recommendations by bill
or otherwise for consideration of this body; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this Resolution be re-
ferred to the Committee on Rules with request to said Commit-
tee on Rules to incorporate the purpose of this resolution by
such appropriate action of the Rules Committee as to give
same force and effect.
And House Resolution No. 30 was referred to the Commit-
tee on Rules.
CONSIDERATION OP CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Kelly, Dann, Booth, Lowe, and Watson-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 5:
A concurrent resolution to provide for the official acceptance
by the Governor of the State of Florida, of the flag of the
Republic of Greece, to be displayed in an appropriate place in
the capitol building at Tallahassee.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
WHEREAS, the year 1930 marked one hundred years of the
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appealed to the United States for moral support, and
WHEREAS, President Monroe, Daniel Webster, Henry Clay,
Edward Everett and Dr. Samuel Howe, raised their voices in
the Senate of the United States and outside in Government
circles in behalf of the liberties of a people to whom the en-
tire civilized world owes an everlasting debt of gratitude, and
WHEREAS, last August, American Legionnaires visited Ath-
ens to pay tribute to the memory of the American patriots
who struggled for Greek Independence, and attended the un-
veiling of a great Memorial. Statute to their memory, erected
by the contribution of every Greek school child in Greece, and
WHEREAS, the Governors of the States of America, as a
token of the continued friendship of the United States for
Greece, sent with the Legionnaire excursionists their respec-
tive State Flags to be presented to the Greek Republic, and
WHEREAS, the Greek Government, in gratitude for this
token of friendship, has sent with the Legionnaires 48 Greek
Flags, one for each State, as a token of the love of the Greek
people for the people of the several States of the Union, and
WHEREAS, the 500,000 American citizens of Greek origin
have brought to us traditions and a belief in the form of
Government from which the drafters of our Immortal Con-
stitution copied abundantly, and
WHEREAS, during the Great War the citizens of Greek or-
igin volunteered in the number of 60,000, and distinguished
themselves for valor and devotion to their adopted country,
now
THEREFORE, be it resolved, that the representatives of the
people of the State of Florida accept with deep appreciation
the Greek Flag sent by the President of the Republic of
Greece as a token of the common ideals that united the two
Republics during the recent war,
That the Governor be and is hereby empowered to accept
the Flag and deposit it in the Capitol and display it on all
proper occasions,
That the Clerk of the Assembly be and is hereby requested
to transmit a copy of this resolution to the President of the
Greek Republic through the Greek Minister to Washington.
Which was read.
Mr. Bledsoe moved that the rules be waived and House Con-
current Resolution No. 5 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to be a two-thirds vote.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 5 was read a second time.
Mr. Bledsoe moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
INTRODUCTIONS OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Strom of Gadsden-
House Bill No. 128:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the State School
Look Commission to extend the time limit of eight years for
renewing contracts for purchase of school text-books to Feb.
15, 1934; and further authorizing said State School Book Com-
mission to renew contract with any published or publishers
of a school book or of schools books now in use in grades be-
low the ninth for a period not to exceed five years from July
1, 1932, provided any renewal or renewals can be made on
the basis of a reduction from present cost in the case of
any book or books; and further authorizing said School Book
Commission to make necessary arrangements with publisher
or publishers of any book or books now in use and for which
contract is renewed to keep any school books sold to the State
of Florida up to date in so far as the progress of knowledge
is concerned.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Education "A".
By Mr. Strom of Gadsden-
House Bill No. 129:
A bill to be entitled An Act dividing the State of Florida,
into twenty (20) Judicial Circuits and providing Circuit Judges
and State Attorneys therefore, and the manner of their appoint-
ment and confirmation.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
All Judiciary Committee.

By Mr. Tomasello of Okeechobee-
House Bill No. 130:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1305 of the
Revised General Statutes of the State of Florida relating to
contracts for public printing, the same being Section 1981
of the Compiled General Laws of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
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By Mr. Lewis of Gulf-
House Bill No. 131:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Comptroller
of the State of Florida to refund to H. C. Lister of Gulf Coun-
ty, Florida, the sum of ninety-four dollars and thirty-four
cents ($94.34) taxes erroneously paid on the west one-half
(W/2) of northeast quarter (NE4) and east one-half (E'.i
of northwest quarter (NW'4), Section seventeen (17), Town-
ship seven (7) south, Range eight (R8) west, for the years
1918, 1920, 1921, and 1922, and making ,pipri!. )l ; ion Ilrh1 ;-
for.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Harrell of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 132:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2, Chapter
6521, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1913, the same being Section
7059 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, pertaining to
"the liability of persons, firms and corporations engaged in
certain hazardous occupations in this State for injuries to and
death of their agents and employees in certain cases, and ex-
empting money due or likely to become due on account of lia-
bility growing out of this act from garnishment, execution and
other processes, and to declare illegal and void contracts, con-
trivances and devices relieving or exempting such persons,
firms and corporations from the liability prescribed by this
act."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "D".
By Mr. Harrell of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 133:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the service of pro-
cess in civil suits against non-resident motor vehicle operators,
for the giving of notice to such defendants of the institution
of such suits, and prescribing the manner in which proof of
such service shall be made, and providing for a fee to be paid
to the Secretary of State for his services in connection there-
with.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "D".
By Mr. Harrell of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 134:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the prosecution
or defense of civil suits, including appellate proceedlina;. with-
out the payment of costs by poor persons; and to provide that.
the willful false swearing of the oath which is a condition
precedent to such right shall be.punishable ns pei juir:. In other
cases and to provide for the dismissal of such suit or pro-
ceedings if it be made to appear that the allegation of poverty
is untrue and to provide that the plaintiff or defendant shall
have the same remedies as are provided by law in other cases.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "D".
By Mr. Harrell of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 135:
A bill to be entitled An Act to secure to attorneys at law
a lien on all papers and money of their clients in their posses-
sion, and upon such suits, judgments and decrees of such
clients, and to provide that no such suit, judgment or defense
shall be satisfied until such lien is satisfied, and to provide
for the enforcement of such lien.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "D".
SBy Mr. Coffee, of DeSoto-
House Bill No. 136:
A bill to be entitled An Act defining and declaring the doc-
trine and/or effect and/or rights of estates by the entirety
in all property and/or owned jointly by husband and wife
during their lives and the ownership of said property' after
the death of one of said spouses.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary B.
By Mr. Harrell, of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 137:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide that whenever any
person shall be killed or injured by the running of the loco-
motive or cars of a railroad company, conflicts in evidence
as to the circumstances attending such injury or death shall
be decided as are all other disputed issues of fact, and provid-



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ing for the effect to be given the testimony of the agents,
servants and employees of such company relative to such cir-
cumstances.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary D.
By Mr. Harrell, of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 138:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the recovery of
damages for the death of a minor child caused by wrongful
act, to provide who may maintain an action for such wrong-
ful death, and providing for the damages recoverable in such
an action.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary D.
By Mr. Harrell, of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 139:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of W. R. Hunter
as Sheriff of Hamilton county, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Harrell, of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 140:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the effect of
contributory negligence on the liability or claims of persons,
firms or corporations for damage or loss.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary D.
By Mr. Harrell, of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 141:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5253 of the
Compiled General Laws of Florida of 1927, relating to the
rights of attachment in actions at law.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary D.
By Mr. Harrell, of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 142:
A bill to be entitled An Act to create a lien prior in dignity
to all other liens except taxes upon motor vehicles in favor
of persons, firms and corporations, sustaining damage by rea-
son of the negligent operation of said motor vehicles.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary D.
By Mr. Harrell, of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 143:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the force and ef-
fect of pleas of Recoupment.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D".
By Messrs. Blount, Madison, and Mathews, of Duval-
House Bill No. 144:
A bill to be entitled An Act pertaining to the City of Jack-
sonville, and providing for the term of office of the City Aud-
itor.
SWhich was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committe on Local Calendar.
By Mr. Westbrook, of Lake-
House Bill No. 145:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the publication of
Legal Notices and process in newspapers in the State of Flor-
ida; providing that no notice or process of any kind, nature,
character or description provided for under any law of the
State of Florida, whether heretofore or hereafter enacted, shall
be deemed to have been published in accordance with the stat-
uteproviding for such publication, unless the same shall have
published for the prescribed period of time in a newspaper,
which at the time of such publication shall have been continu-
ously published at least once each week and shall have been
entered as second class mail matter at a postoffice in the
County where published for a period of two years next pre-
ceeding the first insertion of such publication, or in a news-
paper which is the direct successor of a newspaper which has
been so published; provided, however, that nothing contained
in this Act shall apply where in any County of the State of
Florida there shall be no newspaper in existence which shall
have been published for the length of time prescribed by this
Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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By Mr. Anderson, of Walton-
House Bill No. 146:
A bill to be entitled An Act ratifying, confirming and vali-
dating the levy, assessment and collection in Walton County,
Florida, of taxes for the payment of interest and principal
upon certain jail and hospital bonds authorized to be issued
by said County, and for the maintenance of a hospital in said
County: Making permanent the temporary transfer of the
funds raised by such levy, and providing for the disposition of
such funds.
Which Bill was read the first time by its title, and had at-
tached to same when introduced in the House of Representa-
tives the following proof of publication which was ordered to
be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Repre-
sentatives:
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF WALTON.
Before the undersi ned authority personally appeared Larkin
Cle\eland. 'who on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm) that
'he has know ledge of the matters stated herein; that a notice
itatiig the substance of a contemplated law or proposed bill
relating to
Notice is hereby given that at the ensuing session of the
Legislature I will introduce and undertake to secure the pas-
sage of a bill ratifying, confirming and validating the levy, as-
sessment and collection in Walton County, Florida, has been
published at least thirty days prior :o this date, by being print-
ed in the issue of March 5, 1931, of the DeFuniak Herald, a
newspaper or newspapers published in Walton County or
Counties, Florida (or), there being no newspaper, by being
posted for at least thirty days prior to this date at three pub-
lic places in the said County or Counties, one of which places
was at the court house of said county or counties, where the
matter or thing to be affected by the contemplated law is sit-
uated; that a copy of the notice that has been published as
aforesaid and also this affidavit of proof of publication are
attached to the proposed bill or contemplated law, and such
copy of the notice so attached is by reference made a part
of this affidavit.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10th day of April,
1931.
(SEAL)
LARKIN CLEVELAND.
M. T. FOUNTAIN,
Clerk Circuit Court.
My commission expires ..................................
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the evidence that said bill has been published in compliance
with Section 21 oi Article III of the Constitution has been
established in this Legislature .
Mr. Anderson moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 146 be placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second Read-
ing without reference.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And the bill was placed on the Calendar of Local Bills on
Second Reading without reference.
By Mr. Anderson, of Walton-
House Bill No. 147:
A bill to be entitled An Act repealing Chapter 11314, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1925, creating special road and bridge District
No. 2 in Walton County, Florida, and providing for the dis-
position of the funds of said district in the hands of the
Trustees thereof.
Which Bill was read the first time by its title, and had at-
tached to same when introduced in the House of Representa-
tives the following proof of publication which was ordered to
be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Repre-
sentatives:
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF WALTON.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared Larkin
Cle\eland who on -ath does solemnly swear (or affirm) that
he has knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a notice
stating the substance of a contemplated law or proposed bill
relating to
Notice is hereby given that in the ensuing session of the
Legislature of the State of Florida, I will introduce and work
for enactment in to law of a bill to abolish Special Road and
Bridge District No. 2 has been published at least thirty days
prior to this date, by being printed in the issue of March 5,
1931, of the DeFuniak Herald, a newspaper or newspapers



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published in Walton County or Counties, Florida (or), there
being no newspaper, by being posted for at least thirty days
prior to this date at three public places in the said County or
Counties, one of which places was at the court house of said
county or counties, where the matter or 6hing to be affected
by the contemplated law is situated; that a copy of the notice
that has been published as aforesaid and also his affidavit of
proof of publication are attached to the proposed bill or con-
templated law, and such copy of the notice so attached is by
reference made a part of this affidavit.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10th day of April,
1931.
(SEAL)
LARKIN CLEVELAND.
M. T. FOUNTAIN,
Clerk Circuit Court.
My commission expires ...................................
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the evidence that said bill has been published in compliance
with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has been es-
tablished in this Legislature.
Mr. .......................................... moved that the rules be waived
and that House Bill No. ................. be placed on the Calendar
of Bills on Second Reading without reference.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And the bill was placed on the Calendar of Local Bills on
Second Reading without reference.
By Messrs. Blount, Madison and Mathews, of Duval-
House Bill No. 148:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 18 of Cihapter
4300, Acts of 1893, as amended by Section 2 of Chapter 5065,
Acts of 1901, entitled "An Act amending Sections 1 and 18. of
an Act entitled 'An Act supplementary to an Act entitled 'An
Act to establish the municipality of Jacksonville, provide for
its government, and prescribe its jurisdiction and powers,' ap-
proved May 31, 1887, and to extend the powers the govern-
ment of said municipality,' approved June 2, 1893," providing
for the collection of delinquent taxes by suit.
Which -7as read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Blount, Madison and Mathews, of Duval-
House Bill No. 148:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 18 of Chapter
4300, Acts of 1893, as amended by Section 2 of Chapter 5065,
Acts of 1901, entitled "An Act amending Sections 1 and 18, or
an Act entitled 'An Act supplementary to an Act enttiled 'An
Act to establish the municipality of Jacksonville, provide for
its government and prescribe its jurisdiction and powers, ap-
proved May 31, 1887, and to extend the powers of the govern-
ment of said municipality,' approved June 2, 1893," providing
for the collection of delinquent taxes by suit.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Blount of Madison, and Mathews of Duval-
House Bill No. 149:
A bill to be entitled An Act pertaining to the City of Jack-
sonville, and providing for the term of office of the City
Attorney.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Local Calendar.
By Mr. Peeples of Glades-
House Bill No. 150:
A bill to be entitled An Act to redesignate and re-establish
State Road Number Sixty-seven (67), and to provide that any
item allotted by the State Road Department to said road in
its budget for 1931 shall apply and be applicable to said road
as re-designated.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Messrs. Steed, Tomasello, Bass, Lewis of Palm Beach,
Ward, and Mrs. Fuller-
House Bill No. 151:
A bill to be entitled An Act to re-designate and re-establish
State Road Number 29.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Harrell of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 152:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Suits in Chancery
to foreclose mortgages or other liens and the parties to such
suits, and authorizing the entry of deficiency decrees against



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endorsers and parties secondarily liable upon the mortgage
indebtedness.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D."
Mr. Chapman moved that the rules be waived and that
the order of business revert to consideration of House Reso-
lutions.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs Nordman and Chapman-
House Resolution No. 31:
WHEREAS, several of the members of this House have had
occasion to have their clothes soiled, and
WHEREAS. it is essential that these members, of the House,
suffer no further loss in this respect, therefore:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Sergeant-at-Arms be empowered
to secure proper seat covers for the chairs of the members of
the House of Representatives.
Which was read.
Mr. Chapman moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Mr. Elliot moved that the Resolution be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
And the Resolution was laid on the table.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Mr. Caldwell, Chairman of the Committee on Rules reported
that the Committee had considered the following resolution
and recommended that it be adopted.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 2:
A concurrent resolution with reference to the general ap-
propriation bill.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas: Messrs Caldwell, Steed, McKenzie, Mathews, Robineau,
Horn:, (Madison) Larson, Home, (Jackson).
Nays: None
Mr. Holmes absent.
Very Respectfully,
M. F. CALDWELL, Jr.
Chairman of Committee.
Mr. Caldwell moved that the Report be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 2 was adopted and ordered
to be certified to the Senate.
REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS
Mr. Beasley of Hernando County, Chairman of the Joint
Committee on Enrolled Bills on the Part of the House of Rep-
resentatives, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla, April 13th, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1:
A Resolution Providing for a joint session of the Senate
and House of Representatives to receive the Governor's mes-
sage.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2:
A Resolution Providing for the employment of a clerk or
bookkeeper to keep a record by number of each bill introduced
carrying an appropriation and the amount thereof carrying
the totals, and also a separate record of those measures car-
rying appropriations that have become laws so that the legis-
lature may be kept informed as to the amounts appropriated
for any and all purposes.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3:
A Resolution Providing for Honorable Perry G. Wall, Chair-
man of the Citizens Tax Investigation Committee, appointed by
the Hon. Doyle E. Carlton, Governor of the State, to discuss the
report and findings of his Committee before a joint meeting
of the Senate and House of Representatives on April 16th,
1931, at eight o'clock P. M. in the Chamber of the House of
Representatives.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4:
A Resolution Providing for the appointment of a committee
of two by the President of the Senate and a committee of three



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by the Speaker of the House of Represntatives to procure the
right from the Secretary of State for space in the lobby of the
Capitol to establish a drink, cigar, candy, etc., stand.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly en-
rolled and herewith present the same for the signatures of
the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Very Respectfully,
Isom Beasly
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the part of the House of Representatives.
The Resolutions contained in the above report were there-
upon duly signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives in open session, and ordered re-

ferred to the Chairman of the Committe3 on Enrolled Bills on
the part of the House of Representatives to be conveyed to
the Senate for the signatures of the President and Secretary
thereof.
Mr. Tomasello moved that the rules be waived and that the
House do now take up for consideration House Bill No. 130.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 130: A bill to be entitled An Act to
amend Section 1305 of the Revised General Statutes of the
State of Florida relating to contracts for public printing, the
same being Section 1981 of the Compiled General Laws of
Florida, was taken up.
Mr. Tomasello moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 130 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 190 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Tomasello moved that House Bill No. 130 be again re-
ferred to the Committee on Public Printing.
Which was agreed to, and House Bill No. 130 was again re-
ferred to the Committee on Public Printing.

VETO MESSAGES
The following communication from the Secretary of State
was received and read:
OFFICE OF THE
SECRETARY OF STATE
STATE OF FLORIDA
Tallahassee, April 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Florida.
Sir:
In conformity with the requirement of the Constitution of
the State of Florida, I herewith transmit to you, for the con-
sideration of the House of Representatives, the following ve-
toed Acts with the Governor's objections attached thereto, viz:
(House Bill No. 193):
"An Act relating to Dade Drainage District; authorizing the
Board of Supervisors of said District to sell, hypothecate or
pledge tax sale certificates held by said Board and to borrow
money thereon; authorizing said Board to sell negotiable cou-
pon bonds at the best price obtainable therefore; changing the
boundaries of said District; confirming and validating all of
the acts and proceedings of said Board."
Also-
(House Bill No. 262:)
"An Act authorizing the Town of Crystal River in Citrus
County, Florida, to issue bonds for the purpose of repaying
the Bank of Crystal River for an indebtedness for money ad-
vanced by said Bank of Crystal River to Byrd Bros., and Mun-
roe Construction Company, and to provide for a levy of taxes
to pay interest and create a sinking fund therefore "
Yours very truly,
R. A. GRAY,
Secretary of State.
Mr. Tomasello moved that the veto messages, together with
the bills, be referred to the Committee on Governor's Mes-
sages.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Stone moved that the rules be waived and that he be
allowed to introduce a bill.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
By Mr. Stone of Baker-
House Bill No. 153:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit setting of steel traps
with certain exception, providing a penalty therefore.











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

By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 154:
A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing the payment of poll
tax as a requisite to becoming a qualified voter for primary
and certain other elections and relating to registration of
the State's electorate. Relating to supervisors of registration
and their deputies and duties. Repealing Section 223 of the
Revised General Statutes entitled "Supervisor of Registration
and District Registration Officer." Repealing Section 224 of
the Revised General Statutes entitled "Supervisor to Take
Oath and to Give Bond: Compensation." Repealing Section
227 of the Revised General Statutes entitled "Time of Regis-
tration and Office Hours." Repealing Chapter 12451, Acts of
1927, Laws of Florida, entitled "An Act to provide for a re-
registration of all voters for all elections to be held in the
year, A. D. 1928, and subsequent years thereafter in counties
of this State having a population of not less than 17,700 and
not more than 17,750." Repealing Chapter 12452, Acts of
1927, Laws of Florida, entitled, "An Act to provide for a re-
registration of all voters for all elections to be held in the
year, A D. 1928, and subsequent years thereafter in counties
of this State having a population of not less than 15,500 and
not more than 16,000." Repealing Chapter 10234, Acts of 1925,
Laws of Florida, entitled, "An Act defining the time when
registration books in counties having populations of not less
than 50,000 and not more than 65,000 inhabitants, according
to the State Census of 1925, shall be kept open in the office
of the supervisor of registration, and prescribing the duties
and compensation of the registration officers therein." Re-
pealing Chapter 12245, Acts of 1927, Laws of Florida, entitled,
"Ar Act defining the time when registration books in counties
having population of not less than 18,500 and not movie than
19,000 inhabitants according to the last State Census shall be
kept open in the office of the supervisor of registration, and
prescribing the duties and compensation of the registration
officers therein." Repealing Chapter 12317, Acts of 1927,
Laws of Florida, entitled, "An Act vesting the duties of super-
visors of registration in certain counties, etc."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Primary Laws.

By Messrs. Mathews, Blount, Madison, and Mason-
House Bill No. 155:
A bill to be entitled An Act making judgments and decrees
of the United States District Courts of this State and certified
copies thereof admissible as prima facie evidence of the entry
and validity of such judgments and decrees.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Messrs. Mathews, Blount, Madison, and Mason-
House Bill No. 156:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the judgments and
decrees of the United States Courts held in the State of
Florida to be registered, recorded, docketed, indexed and other-
wise conformed to the rules and requirements relating to the
judgments and decrees of the Circuit Courts of this State,
and requiring the Clerk of the Circuit Court of each county
in this State to perform certain acts with respect thereto, and
to repeal Chapter 10166 of the Acts of 1925.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to



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the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Mason, of Escambia-
House Bill No. 157:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the liability of steam
railroad or railway companies to their employees and the de-
pendents of such employees in cases of personal injury or
wrongful death.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Mr. Westbrook, of Lake-
House Bill No. 158:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend sections 8, 12 and 13,
of Chapter 9330-(212), Acts of 1923, the same being Section
3442, Chapter XIX, Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927,
and being entitled: "An Act to regulate the practice of Chir-
opractic; to create and provide for the appointment of a
Board of Chiropractic examiners; to define the powers and
duties of said board; and to provide a penalty for violation of
the provisions of this Act."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
Mr. Watson moved that House Resolution No. 14 be re-
called from the Committee on Resolutions and be placed on
the Calendar without reference.
Which was agreed to.
And-
House Resolution No. 14 was taken up and read again in
full for information of the House.
Mr. Taylor, of Gadsden, offered the following amendment
to House Resolution No. 14:
In Section 1, line 4 of Resolution, strike out the words
"Three Days" and insert in lieu thereof the following: "Ten
Days."
Mr. Taylor moved the adoption of the amendment.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Watson offered the following amendment to the amend-
ment:
Strike out the words "ten days" and insert in lieu thereof the
following, "five days."
Mr. Watson moved the adoption of the amendment to the
amendment.
Which was not agreed to.
The question then reverted to the motion to adopt the
amendment to House Bill No. 14.
Which was agreed to.
The question then reverted to the adoption of House Reso-
lution No. 14 as amended.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Robineau moved that the action of the House in re-
scinding its action on House Resolution No. 19 be now re-
considered.
Which was agreed to.
The vote was duly reconsidered and House Resolution No.
19 was again placed before the House.
Mr. Lewis (Palm Beach) moved that the Resolution be
adopted.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Mathews moved that the House do now adjourn until
10 o'clock A. M., Wednesday, April 15th.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon at 12 o'clock noon the House stood adjourned
until 10 o'clock A. M., Wednesday, April 15th.












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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 1931



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10 o'clock
A. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names.
Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Barrow,
Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount,
Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell,
Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Fin-
layson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Home iJack-
son), Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kendrick,
Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis
tPalm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews
(Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchel, Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Par-
ker, Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers,
Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland,
,Bre\i rd. Stone, Sturkie, Taylor, Trammell, Tomasello, Tram-
mel (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Wat-
son, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,
Yearty, Zim-93.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Journal of Tuesday, April 14th, was corrected and as
corrected, was approved.
The Speaker announced the following changes in committee
appointments, viz:
J. O. Bloodworth removed from Committee on Expenses of
Executive Department, to be placed on other committee.
Elbert L. Stewart, appointed Chairman of Committee on
Expenses of Executive Department.
Peter Kendrick as member of Committee on Aviation.
Herman A. Dann as member of Committee on Citrus Fruits.
The Speaker announced the following addition to the Com-
mittee on Public Utilities, viz: J. V. Keen.
The Speaker announced that Mr. Kelly (Pinellas) had been
excused from attendance upon the House until Monday,
April 20th.
Mr. Caldwell moved that the rules be waived and that the
House do now take up report of Committee on Rules.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. M. F. Caldwell, Jr., 'of Santa Rosa County, Chairman
of the Committee on Rules, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 15, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Rules begs leave to report the rules
attached hereto as the Standing Rules of the House of Rep-
resentatives for the 193' Session of the Legislature.
The Committee recommends that 500 copies of the Rules,
together with a list of the Members, Standing Committees and
Members thereof, Officers and Attaches of the House, be
printed and one copy be furnished each member thereof.
Upon .the motion to adopt the report the vote in Committee
was as follows:
Yeas-W. J. Steed, H. S. McKenzie, J. E. MIathews, R. C.
Home, C. N. Home, J. E. Larson, S. P. Robineau, M. F. Cald-
well, Jr.
Nays-None.
Absent-F. Irving Holmes.
Very Respectfully,
SM. F. CALDWELL, Jr.,
Chairman of Committee.
Mr. Caldwell moved that the report be adopted.
SWhich was agreed to.
The Speaker announced the appointment of the following
standing committees as provided in the rule:
COMMITTEE ON LOBBYING
L. F. Chapman, Chairman; R. C. Home, Vice-Chairman;
Isom Beasley, H. M. Taylor, L. P. Hagan, Peter Kendrick, E. E.
Mason.
COMMITTEE ON VETERANS AFFAIRS
R. B. Sturkie, Chairman; W. J. Steed, Vice-Chairman; G. P.
Wood, A. H. Wentworth, P. Tomasello, Jr., J. Tom Watson.



COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS
M. M. Andrews, Chairman; George W. Barrow, Carl W. Bur-
nett, Leon Prine, Elvin A. Bass.
COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRIES
J. O. Blood\\orth. Chairman: John T. Lowe, Vice-Chairman;
J. L. Kelly, Peter Kendrick, J. M. Sapp, C. Fred Ward. H. M.
Taylor, R. L Black. W. A. West.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Mitchell of Indian River-
House Resolution No. 32:
Resolution relative to consolidating departments for effect-
ing economy.
WHEREAS, the citizens and tax payers are properly de-
manding that every effort be made by this House to effect
economies and the resultant saving in taxes; and
WHEREAS, it has been generally suggested that such econ-
omies may be effected by the consolidation or abolishment of
the boards and departments whenever possible; and
WHEREAS, it has been suggested that the hotel department,
motor vehicle department, the game and fish department, the
shell fish commission and others might be consolidated in
various manners; and
WHEREAS, the Legislature taxation committee composed of
a number of members of this House, who hold the respect of
this body for their ability have in their report presented to
the members of this body, prior to its convening, indorsed con-
solidation and abolishment of boards and departments; and
WHEREAS. the members of this House feel that by reason
of the members of said committee having studied said prob-
lem, its membership is more competent to prepare the proper
bills necessary to effect such economies and that members of
this House are delaying introducing any such bills pending the
action of said Legislative Tax Committee;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the esteemed mem-
bers of said Legislative Tax Committee be requested to intro-
duce bills providing for such consolidation and such abolish-
ment of departments as have been suggested and recommend-
ed and that said bills be introduced on or before April 21st, if
at all possible.
Which was read.
Mr. Mitchell moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
The Speaker Pro Tem in the Chair.
CONSIDERATION OF CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Kenneay and Westbrook of Lake-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 6:
A Concurrent Resolution inviting General Charles P. Sum-
merall to address the Legislature at 11:00 A. M. April 22, 1931.
WHEREAS, the members of the Florida Legislature are ad-
vised that General Charles P. Summerall, retired Chief of Staff
of the United States Army, a native son of Florida, who has
attained world-wide renown, has expressed his willingness to
address the Florida Legislature on the date hereinafter men-
tioned; and
WHEREAS, General Charles P. Summerall is one of the na-
tion's greatest men, and is recognized as Florida's most distin-
guished citizen, and the members of the Legislature of Florida
feel deeply honored in having the opportunity to hear him,
therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED, by the House of Representatives of the
Florida Legislature, the Senate concurring that General Chas.
P. Summerall be and is hereby invited to address the Legisla-
ture of Florida at 11:00 o'clock A. M., April 22nd, 1931; and
that a joint session of the House and Senate be held on such
hour and date, in the House Chamber.
Which was read.
Mr. Kennedy moved that the rules be waived and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 6 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 6 was read a second time.
Mr. Kennedy moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.



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INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Larson of Clay-
House Bill No.'159:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Mrs. Em-
mie DeWitt Hendricks, widow of S. M. Hendricks.
Which -was read the first time by its titlee and referred to
.the Committee on Pensions.
By Mr. Harrell of Hamilton--
House Bill No. 160:
A bill to be entitled An Act legalizing, validating and con-
firming the assessments and levies of taxes by the town of
White Springs. Florida, for the years 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927,
1928. 1929 ond 1930, and all proceedings had in the making of
sLucli a-.:-snienut and levies.
Wi1 ich 'vas read the first time by its title and placed on the
local calendar.
By Messrs. Mitchell. Barrow, Mathews, Blount, Madison,
Home of Jackson, Kanner, Taylor, Caldwell, Tomasello, Wat-
son and Westbrook-
House Joint Resolution No. 161:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Section 11
of Article IX of the Constitution of the State of Florida relat-
ing to taxation and finances.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Rogers of Broward-
House Bill No. 162:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the maker or
makers of promissory notes or other negotiable instruments,
and all endorsers, sureties, guarantors or other persons secon-
darily liable thereon to be sued in one and the same action.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Coffee of DeSoto-
House Bill No. 163:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 3264, 3265
and 3266 of the Revised General Statutes of 1920, the same
being Sections 5072, 5073 and 3074 of the Compiled General
Laws of the State of Florida, concerning the re-establishment
of lost papers, etc.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 164:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the fees and/or compen-
sation to be charged and received by the constables of the
several counties of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on County Officials.
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 165:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to banks, trust com-
panies, banking, Florida State Banking Department, making
an appropriation therefore and. superintendent of Florida
banks, and to amend Section 4126 of the Revised General
Statutes of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Banks and Loans.
By Mr. Mason of Escambia-
House Bill No. 166:
A bill to be entitled An Act to place the name of David M.
Carter, age eighty-two (82) years, on the pension roll of the
State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Pensions.
By Mr. Peeples of Glades-
House Bill No. 167:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1 of Chapter
13852, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929, entitled "An Act to
declare, designate and establish a certain State road."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on.Public Roads and Highways:
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Joint Resolution No. 168:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Section 6
of Article VIII of the Constitution of the State of Florida
relating to county officers.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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By Mr. Trammell of Calhoun-
House Bill No. 169:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of J. W. Kyser and-
Beanie Kyser.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Kehoe of Dade-
House Bill No. 170:
A bill to be entitled An Act making it unlawful for any
State bank or trust company, or officer or director of any
such State bank or trust company to accept or receive deposits
when such bank is insolvent, in a failing condition or unable
to meet its obligations, and providing penalties for violation.
of the provisions of said Act, and prescribing a rule of evi-
dence
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to,
the Committee on Banks and Loans.
By Mr Peeples of Glades-
House Bill No. 171:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and direct the State
Road Department to maintain a part of State Road Number
Tweny-nine (29) and authorize the State Road Department
to survey said road and build a bridge on Fish Eating Creek.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Page of Escambia-
House Bill No; 172:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the punishment
of Administrators, Executors, Curators, or Guardians for em-
bezzling funds that may come into their hands.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C".
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 173:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prescribe the registration
fees to be paid for the licensing of passenger automobiles and
busses furnishing public transportation exclusively within the
corporate limits of any city, or between cities whose boun-
daries adjoin, and operate over definite routes on regular
schedules and are regulated by the legislative body of the
city in the State of Florida: and in regard to the use of "For
Hire Certificates" on. said passenger automobiles and busses;
and to make it lawful for such city within whose boundaries
such passenger automobiles or busses operate to charge and
collect a registration or license fee.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Motor Vehicles.
By Mr. McCrory of Seminole-
House Bill No. 174:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to William
A. Buchanan, Sanford, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Pensions.
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 175:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the licensing of mo-
tor vehicle operators and chauffeurs and to the liability of
owners of motor vehicles for the negligence of minors, and to
the liability of parents, guardians or employers for the negli-
gence of minors driving motor vehicles upon the public high-
ways of Florida, and to the liability of the State, Counties
and Municipalities for the negligence of their employees in
the operation of motor vehicles on the public highways of
Florida, and to make uniform the law relating thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Motor Vehicles.
By Mr. Beasley of Hernando-
House Bill No. 176:
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare and declaring all
public highways built and constructed in and by any County
in the State of Florida whereon hard surface has been laid or
placed of rock with Bituminous Treatment thereon or of brick
or of concrete at a cost of Five Thousand Dollars per mile
or more to be State Highways and to be maintained and up-
kept by the State of Florida from funds derived from its tax
through the sale of gasoline, oil and other petroleum products
and through its revenue derived from its license tax on auto-
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vide for the appointment by the Governor of a Superintend-
ent of Roads in and for each county in the State, the duties
of whom shall be prescribed by the State Road Department.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Comimttee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Messrs. Mathews, Blount, Madison and Mason-
House Bill No. 177:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and providing, in
accordance with the statutes of the United States, for the
filing of notices of liens for taxes payable to the United States
of America and authorizing and providing for the filing of
certificates discharging and releasing such liens.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Mr. Beasley of Hernando--
House Bill No. 178:
A bill to be entitled An Act to make provision to reimburse
all those Counties which have contributed money to the build-
ing of State Highways in the State of Florida and to provide
the means of such reimbursement through the moneys com-
ing into the hands of the State Road Department from the
tax on the sale of Gasoline, Oil and other Petroleum Pro-
ducts and license tax upon automobiles, trucks and other mo-
tor driven vehicles.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.
Mr. Mathews moved that House Bill No. 178 be referred to
Committee on Appropriations.
Which was agreed to.

By Mr. Beasley of Hernando-
House Bill No. 179:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the maintenance
of all State Highways by the State with the funds of the
State Road Department including all State Highways that
have been heretofore, or shall be hereafter by An Act of the
State Legislature, designated as State Roads, except in those
cases where a road has been designated as a State Highway
and later by An Act of the Legislature such law has been
repealed.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Beasley of Hernando-
House Bill No. 180:
A bill to be entitled An Act to suppress and prohibit the
pursuit of carrying on or the following of business, trades,
sports and games on Sunday; fixing and determining the
powers of cities and towns with reference thereto, and pro-
viding penalties for the violation of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Uniform Laws.
By Messrs. Moon and Strickland of Marion-
House Bill No. 181:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide that in the several
counties in the State of Florida the Clerks of the Circuit
Courts shall be required to pay over to the County depositories
of the several Counties without remitting same to the Comp-
troller of the State, all interest collected by them on delin-
quent tax certificates, except such part of said interest as may
have accrued on taxes levied by the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxations.
By Mr. Shackelford of Leon-
House Bill No. 182:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the bonding of
all State and County Officers, and provide for the bonding
of Persons, Corporations. Material and Supply Companies,
making Contracts with the State of Florida or Counties
thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Corporations.
By Messrs Lewis and Bass of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 183:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1123 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida, 1920, being Section 1476
of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, pertaining to
the powers given to the Board of Supervisors of Drainage
Districts, and to delegate to such boards additional powers.



Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Canals and Drainage.
The Speaker in the Chair,
By Messrs. Hagan and McRory of Seminole-
House Bill No. 184:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting pension to Mrs. Ellen
M. Passmore, a citizen of Seminole County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Pensions.
By Mr. Robineau of Dade-
House Bill No. 185:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Sub Section D of
Section 6 of Chapter 14491 Acts of 1929 Laws of Florida
imposing a license tax upon apartment houses.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr Douglas of Putnam-
House Bill No. 186:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 5122 and 5123,
Revised General Statutes of Florida, as amended by Chapter
8563, Acts of 1921, being Sections 7223 and 7224, Compiled
General Laws .of 1927, defining and punishing Grand and
Petit Larceny.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "E."
By Messrs. Kanner and ,, athews of Duval-
House Bill No. 187:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prescribe the manner by
which elections may be called and held for the approval of
the issuance of bonds by counties, districts and municipalities
of the State of Florida, in compliance with Section Six Article
Nine of the Constitution of the State of Florida, as amended
at the General Election, A. D. 1930, and to regulate the call-
ing, holding, conduct and declaration of the result of same;
to prescribe the effect thereof; to limit the right to contest
same and to provide penalties for violation of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS
Mr. Beasley of Hernando County, Chairman of the Joint
Committee on Enrolled Bills on the part of the House of
Representatives, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 13th, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was
referred-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1:
A Resolution providing for a joint session of the Senate
and House of Representatives to receive the Governor's mes-
sage.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2:
A Resolution providing for the employment of a clerk or
bookkeeper to keep a record by number of each bill introduced
carrying an appropriation and the amount thereof carrying
the totals, and also a separate record of those measures carry-
ing appropriations that have become laws so that the Legis-
lature may be kept informed as to the amounts appropriated
for any and all purposes.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3:
A Resolution providing for Honorable Perry G. Wall, Chair-
man of the Citizens Tax Investigation Committee, appointed
by the Hon. Doyle E. Carlton, Governor of the State, to dis-
cuss the report and findings of his Committee before a joint
meeting of the Senate and House of Representatives on April
16th, 1931, at eight o'clock P. M. in the Chamber of the House
of Representatives.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4:
A Resolution providing for the appointment of a committee
of two by the President of the Senate and a committee of
three by the Speaker of the House of Representatives to pro-
cure the right from the Secretary of State for space in the
lobby of the Capitol to establish a drink, cigar, candy, etc.,
stand.
Beg leave to report that the same have this day been pre-
sented to the Governor for his approval.
Very Respectfully,
ISOM BEASLEY,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
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COMMITTEE REPORTS
Mr. McRory, Chairman of the Committee on Census and
Apportionment, reported that the Committee had considered
the following bill, and recommended that it do pass:
House Bill No. One (1):
Dividing the State of Florida into Five Congressional Dis-
tricts and prescribing and setting forth the Territorial Limits
and Boundaries of Each District.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Black, Lindler, Wood, Lea, Madison, Wain-
wright,
Nays-McRory, Kehoe, Page.
Very Respectfully,
GEO. W. McRORY,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 1, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Larson, Chairman of the, Committee on Public Roads
and Highways Department, reported that the Committee had
considered the following bill, and recommended that it do
not pass:
House Bill No. 26:
A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the use of State
highways by passenger motor vehicles with a capacity of more
than seven passengers, and motor trucks of a loading capacity
of more than one ton and/or with bodies or loading space
of certain sizes and/or over 20 feet long and/or any motor
vehicle with any trailer or semi-trailer attached thereto; to
provide for the penalty for the violation of the same.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Messrs Larson, Black, Blount, Caldwell, Chappell,
Kennedy, Lindler, Parker, Peeples, Rogers, Steed, Stone,
Walker, Watson, Wester, Wood, Yearty.
Very Respectfully,
J. E. LARSON,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 26, contained in the above report, was
laid on the table under the Rules.
Also-
Mr. Larson, Chairman of the Committee on Public Roads
and Highways Department, reported that the committee had
considered the following bill and recommended that it do pass.
House Bill No. 150:
A bill to be entitled An Act to re-designate and re-establish
state road number sixty-seven (67), and to provide that any
item allotted by the State Road Department to said road in its
budget for 1931 shall apply and be applicable to said road as
redesignated.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Larson, Black, Blount, Caldwell, Chappell, Kennedy,
Lindler, Parker, Peeples, Rogers, Steed, Stone, Walker, Watson,
Wester, Wood, Yearty.-17.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
J. E. LARSON
Chairman of Committee.
SAnd House Bill No. 150, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Westbrook, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
"C," reported that the committee had considered the following
bill, and recommended that it do pass:
House Bill No. 12:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the encumbering, by
way of lease, mortgage, or otherwise, of the real estate of an
infant, insane person or lunatic, by the guardian of such in-
fant, insane person or lunatic, when such encumbrance is
authorized by the county judge of the county wherein such
real estate is situated.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Westbrook, Kelly, Keen, Ward, Sturkie.-5.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
GEO. F. WESTBROOK,
Chairman of Committee.
.nd House Bill No. 12, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Westbrook, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
"C," reported that the committee had considered the following
bill, and recommended that it do pass:
House Bill No. 13:
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sales of real estate belonging to minors, lunatics or insane per-
sons by guardians of such persons.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Westbrook, Kelly, Keen, Albury, Sturkie,
Ward.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
GEO. F. WESTBROOK,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 13, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Westbrook, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
"C,!' reported that the committee had considered the following
bill, and recommended that it do pass:
House Bill No. 14:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize guardians of infants
and persons under disability to invest funds of their ,ards for
a longer period than one year, when such investment is ap-
proved by the county judge having jurisdiction over the estate
of such ward.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Westbrook, Kelly, Keen, Albury, Ward,
Sturkie.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
GEO. F. WESTBROOK,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 14, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Westbrook, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
"C," reported that the committee had considered the following
bill, and recommended that it do pass:
House Bill No. 16:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5526 of the
Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, the same being Sec-
tion 3662 of the Revised General Statutes of the State of Flor-
ida, relating to preference in appointment of administrator.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Westbrook, Kelly, Keen, Albury, Ward, Bass,
Sturkie, Kendrick.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
GEO. P. 7ESTBROOK,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 16, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Westbrook, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
"C," reported that the committee had considered the following
bill, and recommended that it do pass:
House Bill No. 105:
A bill to be entitled An Act regulating the manufacture and
construction, or receiving into the State of Florida, of steam
boilers; prescribing further duties of the existing State Board
of Engineering Examiners; providing for the formulating of
rules and regulations for the safe and proper construction and
use of steam boilers; in conformity with the uniform boiler
code of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; and
filing affidavit of same; and providing penalties for the vio-
lation of this Act.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Westbrook, Kelly, Keen, Albury, Ward, Steed,
Bass, Sturkie, Kendrick.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
GEO. P. WESTBROOK,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 105, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Westbrook, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
"C," reported that the committee had considered the following
bill, and recommended that it do pass:
House Bill No. 110:
Committee vote was as follows:
A bill to be entitled An Act dispensing with the necessity of
recording orders of publication or notices to appear authorized
by law for the purpose of securing constructive service of pro-
cess or notice upon or against any defendant, party or person,
natural or artificial, and validating all such orders and notices .
heretofore or hereafter made where same have not been re-
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Yeas-Messrs. Westbrook, Kelly, Keen, Albury, Ward, Steed,,
Bass, Sturkie, Kendrick.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
GEO. F. WESTBROOK,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 110, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Kanner, of Martin County, Chairman of the Committee
on Judiciary "D," reported that the committee had considered
the following bill, and recommended that it do pass:
House Bill No. 102:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the judgments and
decrees of the United States Courts held in the State of Florida
to be registered, recorded, docketed, indexed and otherwise
conformed to the rules and requirements relating to the judg-
ments and decrees of the circuit courts of this State, and re-
quiring the clerk of the circuit court of each county in this
State to perform certain acts with respect thereto, and to re-
peal Chapter 10166 of the Acts of 1925.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. F. B. Harrell. J. E. Larson, Clyde Trammell,
M. M. Andrews, A. B. Rowe, A. O. Kanner.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Harvey E. Page, John E. Mathews, J. Wal-
ter Kehoe.
Very respectfully,
A. O. KANNER,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 102, contained in the above report, was
placed.on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Also-
Mr. Kanner, of Martin County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Judiciary "D," reported that the Committee had con-
sidered the following bill, and recommended that it do pass:
House Bill No. 100:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and providing, in
accordance with the Statutes of the United States, for the
filing of notices of liens for taxes payable to the United States
of America and authorizing and providing for the filing of
certificates discharging and releasing such liens.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. F. B. Harrell, J. E. Larson, Clyde Trammell,
M. M. Andrews. A. B. Rowe, A. O. Kanner.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Harvey E. Page, J. Walter Kehoe, John E.
Mathews.
Very respectfully,
A. O. KANNER,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 100, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Also-
Mr. Kann6r, of Martin County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Judiciary "D," reported that the Committee had con-
sidered the following bills, and recommended that it do pass:
House Bill No. 101:
A bill to be entitled An Act making judgment and decrees
of the United States District Courts of this State and certified
copies thereof admissible as prima facie evidence of the entry
and validity ot such judgments and decrees.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. F. B. Harrell, J. E. Larson, Clyde Trammell,
M. M. Andrews, A. B. Rowe, A. O. Kanner.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Harvey E. Page, J. Walter Kehoe, John E.
Mathews.
Very respectfully,
A. O. KANNER,
Chairman of Committee.
Arid House Bill No. 101, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Also-
Mr. Kanner, of Martin County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Judiciary "D," reported that the Committee had con-
sidered the following bill, and recommended that it pass:
House Bill No. 98:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Sections 1505 and 1506,
Revised General Statutes, which are Sections 2283 and 2284,
Compiled General Laws, relating to the proceedings in eminent
domain when instituted by counties.
Committee vote was as follows:



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Yeas-Messrs. F. B. Harrell, J. E. Larson, Clyde Trammell,
M. N. Andrews, A. B. Rowe, A. O. Kanner.
Na i\s-None.
Absr-nt-T Me.s.-r. Harvey E. Page, J. Walter Kehoe, John E.
iI-a tlic h w
Very respectfully,
A. O. KANNER,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 98, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Also-
Mr. Kanner, of Martin County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Judiciary "D," reported that the Committee had con-
sidered the following bill, and recommended a substitute.
House Bill No. 86:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5878 of the
Compiled General Laws of Florida of 1927, relating to Judg-
ment against a defendant in bastardy cases.
Substitute to House Bill No. 86:
An Act to amend Section 3959 of the Revised General
Statutes, being Section 5878 of the Compiled General Laws of
Florida for 1927, relating to judgment against a defendant in
bastardy cases, and said Committee recommends that the sub-
stitute bill do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. F. B. Harrell, J. E. Larson, Clyde Trammell,
A. B. Rowe, A. O. Kanner.
Nays-Mr. M. M. Andrews.
Absent-Messrs. Harvey E. Page, John E. Mathews, J. Walter
Kehoe.
Very respectfully,
A. O. KANNER,
Chairman of Committee.
And Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 86, together
with House Bill No. 86, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Also-
Mr. Kanner, of Martin County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Judiciary "D," reported that the Committee had con-
sidered the following bill, and recommended a substitute.
House Bill No. 90:
A bill to be entitled An Act making a jury unnecessary in
default cases sounding in contract,, and offers as Committee
substitute bill the following:
An Act making a jury unnecessary in default cases sounding
in contract and providing for the assessment of damages and
entry of final judgment by the court, and said Committee rec-
ommends that said bill do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. F. B. Harrell, J. E. Larson, Clyde Trammell,
A. B. Rowe, A. O. Kanner, M. M. Andrews.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Harvey E. Page, John E. Mathews, J. Walter
Kehoe.
Very respectfully,
A. O. KANNER,
Chairman of Committee.
And Committee substitute for House Bill No. 90, together
with House Bill No. 90, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Also-
Mr. Kanner, of Martin County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Judiciary "D," reported that the Committee had con-
sidered the following bill, and recommended that it not pass:
House Bill No. 82:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for waiving the neces-
sity of indictment by a grand jury; prescribiir' the proceedings
in event thereof and providing notice to accused of his rights
in counties where there is no Criminal Court of Record.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-None
Nays-Messrs. F. B. Harrell. J. E. Larson, Clyde Trammell,
M. N. Andrews, A. B. Rowe, A. 0. Kanner.
Absent-Messrs. J. Walter Kehoe, Harvey E. Page, John E.
Mathews.
Very respectfully,
A. 0. KANNER,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 82, contained in the above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Also-
Mr. Kanner, of Martin County, Chairman of the Com-











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mittee on Judiciary "D," reported that the Committee had con-
sidered the following bill, and recommended that it not pass:
House Bill No. 85:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 7163 of the
Compiled General Laws of Florida of 1927, and defining the
offense of aggravated assault, and fixing the penalty therefore.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Messrs. F. B. Harrell, J. E. Larson, Clyde Trammell,
M. M. Andrews, A. B. Rowe, A. O. Kanner.
Absent-Messrs. John E. Mathews, Harvey E. Page, J. Walter
Kehoe.
Very respectfully,
A. O. KANNER,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 85, contained in the above report, was
laid on the tabel under the rules.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate, in accordance with the Provision
of the Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3, the President of
the Senate has appointed as a Committee on the part of the
Senate the following Senators: Howell, Parker and Johns.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Also-
The following message from the Senate was received:'
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has adopted:
By Senator Hinley-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5:
Pledging themselves to a careful study of the Tax Situa-
tion and giving it preference over other matters.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.



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And Senate Concurent Resolution No. 5, contained in the
above message, was read and referred to the Committee on
Resolutions.
Also-
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has adopted:
House Concurrent Resolution No. 3:
Inviting Advertising Federation of America to Hold Conven-
tion in Florida.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 3, contained in the
above message, was referred to the Committee on Enrolled
Bills.
Also-
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Getzen-
Senate Resolution No. 8:
A Resolution placing State Road Number 23 in the System
of Roads in the State of Florida entitled to Federal Aid.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 8, contained in the
above message, was read the first time and referred to the
Committee on Resolutions.
Mr. Watson moved that the House do now adjourn until
10 o'clock a. m., Thursday, April the 16th.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon at 10:50 o'clock a. m. the House of Represent-
atives stood adjourned until ten o'clock a. m., Thursday,
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THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1931



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10 o'clock
A. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass, Beasley,
Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Bul-
lard. Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Collier,
Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff,
Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jackson), Horne (Madison),
Kanner, Keen. Kehoe, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (High-
lands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe,
Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist),
Mitchel, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie,
McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Rob-
erts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge,
Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone. Strom, Sturkie, Tay-
lor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Cal-
houn), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Weht-
worth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,
Yearty, Zim-93.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Journal of Wednesday, April 15th, was corrected and as
corrected, was approved.
JOURNAL CORRECTIONS
Page 5 of Journal of April 15th:
Mr. Rowe of Manatee voted yea on House Bill No. 82.
Page 6 of Journal of April 15th:
Mr. Rowe of Manatee voted yea on House Bill No. 85.
April 16th, 1931.
The Speaker announced the following addition to the Com-
mittee on Public Utilities, viz: Herman A. Dann.
April 16th, 1931.
The Speaker announced the following appointments to
Committees, viz:
LOCAL BILL COMMITTEES
First District: I. N. Kennedy, Chairman; N. J. Wicker, A. B.
Rowe, C. M. Collier, and J. H. Peeples.
Second District: R. C. Home, Chairman; A. H. Wentworth,
E. E. Strickland, N. D. Wainwright, and R. K. Elliott.
Third District: Orion C. Parker, Jr., Chairman; W. W. West-
er, A. L. Anderson, Geo. W. Barrow, and Harvey E. Page.
Fourth District: A. O. Kanner, Chairman; Geo. W. McRory,
S. P. Robineau, W. M. Madison. and Ferd B. Nordman.
Mr. Tomasello moved that a committee of three be appoint-
ed to escort Hon. Frank E. Jennings of Jacksonville to the
chair.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Tomasello, Math-
ews of Duval and Kennedy who escorted Mr. Jennings to the
chair.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS.
By Mr. Morton of Alachua-
House Resolution No. 33:
House Resolution requiring the Chief Clerk of the House of
Representatives to procure detailed information concerning
attaches, and requiring that said information be compiled
within five days.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES, That the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives
immediately procure from each of the attaches employed by
the House of Representatives in each and every capacity, de-
tailed information showing the full name, the age, the place of
residence, the length of time of residence in the State of
Florida ii a resident of Florida, whether married or single.
whether dependent upon their own earnings for support, and
occupation for the twelve months next proceeding this session
of the Legislature; and that the Chief Clerk report this in-
formation in a compiled written document to the House of
Representatives within five days.
Which was read.



Mr. Morton moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.,
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Black of Alachua-
House Bill No. 188:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the requirement
with pay of Circuit Judges who have served continuously for
a period of eighteen years, and providing for an appropriation
for payment of the same; and for the performance of certain
duties when called upon.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Mr. Smith of Columbia-
House Bill No. 189:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the assessment
and taxation of franchisesin the State of Florida, and making
provisions for the assessment and collection of taxes thereon
for the benefit of the State of Florida, and the counties and
municipalities thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Smith of Columbia-
House Bill No. 190:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for, regulate and li-
cense race meetings, and legalizing the pari-mutuel system of
wagering in connection therewith, in the State of Florida; to
provide for the appointment of a State Racing Commission;
prescribing the duties and fixing the compensation of the
members thereof; to provide for elections to make effective
the provisions of this Act, and to provide penalties for its vio-
lation.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Public Amusements.
By Mr. Smith of Columbia-
House Bill No. 191:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of Andrew Brad-
ley, who rendered aid and assistance to the Confederate States
during the Civil War, and to authorize the Treasurer of the
State of Florida to pay said sums monthly from any fund or
funds available.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Sapp of Bay-
House Bill No. 192:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 28, of Chapter
13042, Acts of the Legislature of 1927, relating to the method
and procedure of making assessments and levying and collect-
ing taxes on real and personal property by the City of Lynn
Haven, Florida; and to provide for the manner and procedure
of making assessments and levying and collecting taxes on real
and personal property by said city; and to provide for the
method and procedure for advertising real property for sale
for delinquent taxes.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Local Bills, Third District.
By Mr. Lewis of Gulf-
House Bill No. 193:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of Wm. (Bill) Den-
ton of Gulf County, Florida.
Which was read he first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Kehoe of Dade-
House Bill No. 194:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for a State Racing
Commission, to prescribe its powers and duties, and to fix the
compensation of its members; to provide for holding referen-
dum and recall elections in the several counties to determine
whether racing shall be permitted or continued therein; to
provide for licensing and taxing such racing and apportioning
the moneys derived therefrom among the several counties of
the state; to provide for and regulate the making of pari
mutuel pools within the enclosure of licensed race tracks, and
for other purposes relating thereto.



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Which wav read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Public Amusements.
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 195:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to horse and dog racing
and the regulation thereof; providing for the creation of a
State Racing Commission; prescribing the duties and powers
of such commission and the amount of compensation of the
members thereof; providing for the method, mode and/or
manner of licensing any individual, association or corporation
desiring to conduct and/or hold a race meeting or meetings
within any county of the state and revocation thereof; provid-
ing that the making of any contribution to a fund for the
purpose of redistribution on the result of any race shall be
unlawful except under the pari-mutuel system; providing for
the amount of license fees to be paid the State of Florida for
the privileges granted and the distribution of such license fees:
providing that racing is nuisance when Act not complied with;
providing that prosecution from operation of pari-mutuel sys-
tem is forbidden when Act complied with; providing certain
penalties for the violation of the provision of this Act; provid-
ing for the constitutionality and construction of this Act;
providing that all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith
are hereby repealed; providing for the amendment and/or
modification of existing laws, and providing for the effective
date of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Amusements.
By Mr. Coffee of DeSoto-
House Bill 196.
A bill to be entitled An Act to Amend Section 2778 of the
Revised General Statutes of 1920, the same being Section 4656,
Compiled General Laws of Florida, declaring what is adverse
possession without color of title.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Messrs. Mason and Page of Escambia-
House Bill No. 197.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the City of Pensacola,
granting powers to said city, changing the form of government.
creating a Council form of government with a City Manager as
administrative head whose duties are defined, and who is to
act under and be responsible to the City Council, investigation
of transactions of departments and officials, creating admin-
istrative departments and boards, defining duties of each; pro-
viding for finance and taxation, payment of claims, keeping
of funds, accounts and issuing warrants; providing for indebt-
edness, creating tax assessor and board of equalization; also
providing for the assessment and collection of taxes; providing
for franchises, courts and fines, and bonds of officials; creat-
ing a civil service board foi city employees and prescribing
rules and regulations for civil service and applicants and em-
ployees; providing for compensation of council, mayor, officers
and employees; prohibiting certain acts of officials; providing
for oath of officials; pension fund and the continuance of
present officials and employees until replaced and official
hours; providing for division of the city into wards, and for
the election for the ratification of this Charter, and the elec-
tion of councilmen, as provided; and the adoption of measures
for carrying out the above.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Local Bills, Third District.
By Mr. Harrell of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 198:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of W. A. Lewis,
individually and as Clerk of the Circuit Court of Hamilton
County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Westbrook of Lake-
House Bill 199:
A bill to be entitled An Act to cure certain irregularities and
defects in the execution of any deeds or other instruments re-
lating to real estate heretofore executed in this state.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."
By Mr. Mitchell of Indian River-
House Bill No. 200:
A bill to be entitled An Act designating, declaring and es-



April 16, 1931



(SEAL)



H. H. HUDSON.
ADELINE SCHNEIDER,
Notary Public, State of Florida.
My commission expires Jan. 20, 1934.



And the House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the evidence that said bill has been published in compli-
ance with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has
been established in this Legislature.
And House Bill No. 202 was referred to the Committee on
Claims.

By Messrs. Horne and Burnett of Madison-
House Bill No. 203:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section one (1), of
Chapter 7913, Acts of 1919, the same being Section 747, of the
Compiled General Laws of Florida and relating to the consoli-
dation, division and merger of Special Tax School Districts.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Calendar without Reference.
Mr. Horne (Madison) moved that the Rules be waived and
that House Bill No. 203 be placed on the Calendar without ref-
erence to committee.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Lea moved that the vote by which House Bill No. 203
was placed on the Calender without reference to committee be
reconsidered.
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tablishing as a State Road that certain highway now existing
in Indian River County, Florida, running West from State
Road Number Four, at a point just South of the City of Se-
bastian, Florida, to the City of Fellsmere, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways,
By Mr. Elliott of Lafayette-
House Bill No. 201:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the raising of
funds for the maintenance of the Public Free Schools of the
State, and for placing said funds in the State Treasury to the
credit of the Public Free School Fund.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Education "A."

By Mr. Trammell of Brevard-
House Bill No. 202:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of L. R. Highfill,
Stanley S. Lichty, and H. Crawford Ford, individually and as
members of and constituting the Board of Public Instruction
for the County of Brevard, State of Florida, on account of
funds deposited in the various depositories of said board,,
which depositories have been closed by order of the Comp-
troller of the State of Florida.
Which Bill was read the first time by its title, and had at-
tached to same when introduced in the House of Representa-
tives the following proof of publication which was ordered to
be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Represen-
tatives:

AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF BREVARD.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared H. H.
Hudson who on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm) that he
has knowledge of the matters stated here; that a notice stating
the substance of a contemplated law or proposed bill relating
to "An Act for the relief of L. R. Highfill, Stanley S. Lichty
and H. Crawford Ford, individually and as members of and
constituting the Board of Public Instruction for the County of
Brevard, State of Florida," has been published at least thirty
days prior to this date, by being printed in the issue of Feb.
17-24, 1931, of the Star Advocate, a newspaper published in Bre-
vard County, Florida, at least thirty days prior to this date;
that a copy of the notice that has been published as aforesaid
and also this affidavit of proof of publication are attached to
the proposed bill or contemplated law, and such copy of the
notice so attached is by reference made a part of this affidavit.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10th day February,
1931.












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By Mr. Horne of Madison-
House Bill No. 204:
A bill to be entitled An Act regulating the payment of in-
terest by bank and trust companies organized and doing busi-
ness under the laws of Florida upon daily, monthly or quar-
terly average deposits when security required or put upon for
the same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Banks and Loans.
By Messrs Mitchell of Indian River and W. J. Steed of Osce-
ola County-
House Bill No. 205:
,A bill to be entitled An Act designating, declaring and es-
tablishing as a State Road that certain highway running West
from the City of Fellsmere, Florida, in Indian River County,
to the Town of Kenansville, Florida, in Osceola County.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Messrs. Steed of Osceola, Tomasello, Peeples, Lewis
(Palm Beach), Fuller and Ward-
House Bill No. 206:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and direct State
Road Department to construct a certain portion of State
Road Number 29.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Albury of Monroe-
House Bill No. 207:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 13807, Laws
of, Florida, year 1929, entitled An Act granting to certain
riparian land owners who now have vested rights accluiired
under Chapter.4564, Acts of 1897, Laws of Florida, the right
to sponge, propagate and grow sponge within the bays, lagoons,
sounds and straits fronting upon or bordering the lands owned
by them, and to prohibit trespassing within said areas and
providing suitable penalties therefore.
S Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Local Bills, Fourth Congressional District.
Mr. Albury moved that House Bill No. 207 be referred to
the Committee on Local Bills for the Fourth Congressional
District.
Which was 'agreed to.
By Mr. Peeples of Glades-
House Bill No. 208:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board of Com-
missioners of Citrus Center Drainage District to decrease the
taxes levied in said district for the year 1931 and succeeding
years to such an amount as they may deem proper.
Which bill was read the first time by its title, and had at-
tached to same when introduced in the House of Representa-
tives the following proof of publication which was ordered to
be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Represen-
tatives:
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF GLADES.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared Keath-
ley Bowden, who on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm) that
he has knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a notice
stating the substance of a contemplated law or proposed bill
relating to Citrus Center Drainage District to decrease or
omit levying taxes, has been published at least thirty days
prior to this. date, by being printed in the issues of March
6-13-20-27 of the Glades County Democrat, a newspaper pub-
lished in Glades County, where the matter or thing to be af-
fected by the contemplated law is situated; that a copy of
the notice that has been published as aforesaid and also this
affidavit of proof of publication are attached to the proposed
bill or contemplated law, and such copy of the notice so at-
tached is by reference made a part of this affidavit.
KEATHLEY BOWDEN,.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 14th April, 1931.
BERYL BOWDEN,
Notary Public, State of Florida.
(SEAL) My commission expires January 22, 1933.
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the evidence that said bill has been published in compliance



with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has been
established in this Legislature.
Mr. Peeples moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 208 be placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second
Reading without reference.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And the bill was placed on the Calendar of Local Bills on
Second Reading without reference.
By Messrs Rowe and Lea of Manatee-
House Bill No. 209:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend section 3191 of the
Revised General. Statutes of Florida, of 1920, also known as
section 4983 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, of 1927,
relating to grounds for divorce in the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D".
By Messrs. Bass, Lewis (Palm Beach), Ward and Mrs.
Fuller-
House Bill No. 210:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the salaries of the judges
of the criminal courts of record in counties having a population
of not less than twenty thousand (20,000) nor more than
eighty thousand (80,000) the population of such counties to be
determined by the last census of the State, whether taken by
authority of the United States government, or the State of
Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "E".
By Mrs. Fuller of Orange and Messrs. Ward, Parker, Booth,
Westbrook, Tomasello and Trammell.
House Bill No. 211:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the several counties
of the State of Florida to establish, operate and maintain a
free library or free library service for that ipait of the county
lying outside of incorporated cities and towns maintaining
free libraries; to provide for the appointment of a library
board therefore, and fix the powers and duties of such board;
and to authorize the levying of a tax to provide for such
library or library service.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Education "A".
By Messrs. Dann, Rowe and Lea-
House Bill No. 212:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal paragraphs one, two,
three, four, five, six, seven and eight, of chapter 8584, Acts of
1921, the same being respectively section 1042, 1043, 1044,
1045, 1046, 1047, 1048 and 1049, of the General Revised Stat-
utes of the State of Florida of 1927.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "E".
By Messrs Dann, Rowe and Lea-
House Bill No. 213:
A bill to be entitled An Act To Repeal Sections 4607, 4608
and 4609, Revised General Statutes of Florida 1920, the Same
being respectively Sections 6692, 6693, and 6694 of the Com-
piled General Laws of Florida Relating to the Creation of the
State Railroad Commission and the Appointment, Qualifica-
tions, Salary and Term of Office of the Members thereof; and
to Repeal Section 1 of Chapter 4700 Acts of 1899, Laws of
Florida and Chapter 6524, Acts of 1913 Laws of Florida; and to
Repeal Sub-section 16 of Chapter 7838 Acts of 1919, Laws of
Florida; and to Repeal Section 1 of Chapter 11335, Acts of
1925 Extraordinary Session, Laws of Florida, insofar as the
Same Refers to and Fixes the Salary of the Members of the
State Railroad Commission; and to Repeal Section 1 of Chap-
ter 12213, Acts of 1927 Laws of Florida and to Provide that
all the Powers and Duties conferred upon by Law upon such
State Railroad Commission shall be Conferred upon and Ex-
ercised and Performed by the Governor and his Cabinet com-
posed of those Administrative Officers Created by Sections 1
and 20 of Article IV of the Constitution of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "E".
By Messrs Dann, Rowe and Lee-
House Bill No. 214:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal section 1232 of the Re-
vised General Statutes of 1920, the same being section 1790 of
the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, relating to the
creation of the office of Shell Fish Commissioner of the
State of Florida, and the appointment, qualifications, salary
and term of office of such commissioner; and to repeal section



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3 of chapter 6532, Acts of 1913, Laws of Florida and section
21, chapter 6877. Acts of 1915, Laws of Florida; and to repeal
section 1, chapter 11335, Acts of 1925, Extraordinary Session,
Laws of Florida, insofar as the same refers to and fixes the
salary of the Shell Fish Commissioner; and to repeal chapter
12294, Acts of 1927, Laws of Florida; and to provide that all
of the powers and duties conferred by law upon such Shell
Fish Commissioner shall be conferred upon and exercised and
performed by the Governor and his Cabinet, composed of
those administrative officers created by Sections 1 and 20 of
Article IV of the Constitution of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "E".
By Messrs Dann, Lea and Rowe-
House Bill No. 215:
A bill to be entitled An Act Abolishing the Board of Control,
Created by Chapter 5384, Laws of Florida, 1905, and Laws
Amendatory Thereof, and Terminating and Disolving its Cor-
porate Existence; Vesting in the State Board of Education
All Powers and Duties Imposed Upon the Board of Control,
Created by Chapter 5384, Laws of Florida, 1905, and Laws
Amendatory Thereof and Supplemental Thereto; Providing
that the State Board of Education Shall Take over all Law-
ful Contracts entered into by th. Boad of Control and Com-
plete all unfinished work of the Board of Control; Providing
for the State Board of Education to be Substituted in all pend-
ing Litigation wherein the Board of Control is a Party, and
Authorizing the State Board of Education to Prosecute or de-
fend in its Name any suit hereafter brought Concerning any
Matter Pertaining to the Board of Control; and Repealing
all Laws and Parts of Laws in Conflict with this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Education "A".
By Messrs Dann, Rowe and Lea-
House Bill No. 216:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal section 1 of chapter
11901, Acts of 1927, Laws of Florida, the same being section
1327 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, relating to
the creation of the office of State Motor Vehicle Commissioner
and the appointment, qualification, salary and terms of office
of such commissioner. and to provide that all the powers and
duties conferred by law upon such State Motor Vehicle Com-
missioner shall be conferred upon and exercised and perform-
ed by the Governor and his Cabinet composed by those ad-
ministrative officers created by section 1, and 20 of article IV
of the Constitution of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
By Messrs Dann, Rowe and Lea-
House Bill No. 217:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal sections 210 and 211,
Revised General Statutes of Florida 1,920, the same being re-
spectively sections 243 and 244 of the Compiled General Laws
of Florida 1927, relating to the creation of the office of State
Hotel Commissioner and the appointment, qualifications, sal-
ary and term of office of such commissioner; and to repeal
sections 1 and 2 of chapter 6475, Acts of 1913, Laws of Florida,
and to repeal section 1 of chapter 6952, Acts of 1915, Laws of
Florida, and to repeal section 1 of chapter 9264, Acts
of 1923, Laws of Florida, and to repeal section 1 of chapter
11335, Acts of 1925, Extraordinary Session, Laws of Florida,
insofar as the same refers to and fixes the salary of the Hotel
Commissioner, and to repeal section 5 of chapter 12053, Acts of
1927, Laws of Florida, and to provide that all the powers and
duties conferred by law upon such Hotel Commissioner shall
be conferred upon and exercised and performed by the Gov-
ernor and his Cabinet, composed of those administrative of-
ficers created by sections 1 and 20 of article IV of the Consti-
tution of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "E".
By Messrs Dann, Rowe and Lea-
House Bill No. 218:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal section 1192 Kevised
Statutes of Florida, 1920, the same being section 1632 of the
Compiled General Laws of Florida relating to the creation
of the State Road department, and the appointment, qualifi-
cation. salary and terms of office of the members thereof;
and to repeal section 1 of chapter 6883, Acts of 1915, Laws of
Florida as amended by section 1 of chapter 7328, Acts of 1917,
Laws of Florida, as amended by section 1 of chapter 7900, Acts
of 1919, Laws of Florida, and to repeal section 1 of chapter
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11335, Acts of 1925, Extraordinary Session, Laws of Florida in-
sofar as the same refers to and fixes the salary of the members
of the State Road department; and to provide that all the pow-
ers and duties conferred by law upon such State Road depart-
ment shall be conferred upon and exercised and performed
by the Governor and his Cabinet composed of those adminis-
trative officers created by sections 1 and 20 of article IV of
the Constitution of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
Mr. Horne moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 218 be referred to the committee on Judiciary "E".
Which was not agreed to.
By Mr. Parker of Leon-
House Bill No. 219:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend section three (3) of
chapter 14486 Acts of 1929. Entitled An Act providing for
depository of sinking funds and delinquent taxes and other
moneys for road and bridge indebtedness of the counties and
special road and bridge districts of the State or otherwise,
authorizing the issuance of refunding bonds by said counties
and special road and bridge districts, and providing for the
creation of a Board of Administration and the disbursement
of such funds to pay such indebtedness and the use of any
surplus in any county for the construction and maintenance
of roads and bridges.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "E".
By Messrs, McRory, Hagan and Ward-
House Bill No. 220:
A bill to be entitled An Act designating as a State road that
certain road beginning at a point on State road number 3,
approximately thr-e miles south of the City of Sanford, where
the present paved road to Oviedo intersect; said road number
3; thence along said paved road to the intersection of Broad-
way and Bay streets in the Town of Oviedo, Florida, and thence
running in a southeasterly direction along the paved road, as
now located, and known as the Chuluota-Oveido road, to
Chulota, Florida; thence continuing south along the section
line between sections 28, 29 and 32 and 33, township 21, range
32, in the County of Seminole, to its intersection with the
Orange County line; and thence continuing on the present
paved road -to the intersection of said road with State road
number 22.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Messrs. McRory, Hagan and Ward-
House Bill No. 221:
A bill to be entitled An Act designating as a State road that
certain road beginning at the southwest corner of the south-
east quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 28, Township
20, Range 32, Seminole County, Florida, where it intersects
with State Road Number 44, and running. in a southwesterly
direction along the paved road as now located and known as
the Oviedo-Geneva road to the intersection of Broadway and
Bay streets in Oviedo, Florida, and thence running west ap-
proximately five-eighths of a mile; thence in a southwesterly
direction along the present paved road as now located and
now known as the Oviedo-Winter Park road to its intersection
with the Orange County line at the southwest corner of the
southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 35, Town-
ship 21, Range 30, in the County of Seminole and State of
Florida, thence continuing and following the present paved
road to the point where said road intersects with the city limits
of the town of Winter Park, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Messrs. Brown and Goff of Suwannee-
House Bill No. 222:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 696. Revised
General Statutes of Florida, the same being An Act defining
personal property for taxation purposes.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Mr. Lee (Highlands) moved that the rules be waived and
that he be permitted to introduce a House Resolution.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
By Mr. Lee of Highlands-
House Resolution No. 34:
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to honor requisitions on the basis fixed by this Resolution, and
that a copy of this Resolution be given to the Treasurer by the
Chief Clerk of the House.
HOUSE RESOLUTION
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, That the pay of at-
taches of said House shall be the same as provided for under
the Acts of Legislature of Florida, 1929; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the State Treasurer be
authorized and directed to honor requisitions on the basis
fixed by this Resolution, and that a copy Af this Resolution
be given to the Treasurer by the Chief Clerk of the House of
Representatives.
Which was read.
Mr. Lee (Highlands) moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Resolution No. 35:
A Resolution for investigating tJ ascertain whether or
not there be violations of Chapter 13810.
Which was read the first time and referred to the Commit-
tee on Resolutions.
Mr. Watson moved that House Resolution No. 35 be with-
drawn from the Committee on Resolutions and be placed on
the Calendar.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
A RESOLUTION
FOR INVESTIGATING TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER OR NOT
THERE BE VIOLATIONS OF CHAPTER 13810
WHEREAS, The Legislature of 1929, by express legislative
act, prohibited the purchasing of automobiles for State offi-
cers, except upon express legislative authority and appropri-
ation: and
WHEREAS, The proponent of this resolution has been au-
thoritatively informed that this law has been and is being
continuously disregarded,
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, That a Special Commit-
tee to consist of nine (9) Members of this House be appointed
at once, with instructions and authority to investigate, to in-
quire, and to make research in the following three. (3) depart-
ments of the State Government:
Comptroller's office, State Treasurer's office, and the Auto-
mobile Tag Department; for the purpose of ascertaining whe-
ther or not Chapter 13810, Acts of 1929, being the law herein
referred to, has been, since its passage, and/or is being dis-
regarded.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That such committee is
hereby directed to make report of such investigation to the
Speaker of this House for the information of the House, with-
in ten (10) days from the adoption of this Resolution.
Which was read.
Mr. Watson moved that the Resolution be adopted.
Which was agreed to..
By Messrs. Brown and Goff of Suwannee-
House Bill No. 223:
A bill to be entitled An Act defining intangible property for
the purpose of taxation.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Brown and Goff of Suwannee-
House Bill No. 224:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 694, Revised
General Statutes of Florida, the same being An Act relating
to taxation and finance.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Brown and Goff of Suwannee-
House Joint Resolution No. 225:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Section 1,
of Article IX, of the Constitution of the State of Florida, re-
lating to taxation and finance.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Douglas of Putnam-
House Bill No. 226:
A bill to be entitled An Act to make an appropriation for
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erection of a Fish Aquarium at Welaka, Florida, under the
supervision of the State Shell Fish Department.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Wentworth of Taylor-
House Bill No. 227:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 9134, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1923, relating to Scholarships in the two State
Institutions of higher learning, and to repeal Chapter 12261,
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1927, being an Act to amend Chapter
9134, Acts of 1923, relating to Scholarships in the two State
Institutions of higher learning, and providing that this Act
shall not affect the validity of Scholarships heretofore award-
ed under the provisions of either Chapter 9134, Acts of 1923,
or Chapter 12261, Acts of 1927, nor the appropriation made
therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Education "B".
By Mr. Wentworth of Taylor-
House Bill No. 228:
A bill to be entitled An Act repealing Chapter 10258, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1925, relating to teacher training in high
schools, and appropriations thereof, and providing for dispo-
sition of all the funds remaining to the credit of Teacher
Training Fund at the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 1931.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Education "B".
By Mr. Roberts of Union-
House Bill No. 229:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the Relief of Ury Green
Sapp, individually, and as Tax Collector of Union County,
Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Chapman of Volusia-
House Bill No. 230:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a Pension to Mrs.
Elizabeth G. Bunch, of DeLand, Volusia County, Florida, as
the wife of M. A. Bunch, deceased, a Confederate soldier.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Pensions.
By Mr. Home of Madison-
House Bill No. 231:
A bill to be entitled An Act regulating payment of Interest
on Saving Deposits by Banks and Trust Companies organized
under the Laws of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Banks and Loans.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that a Committee of three be
appointed to escort Hon. Perry G. Wall to the platform:
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Mathews (Duval),
Watson and Larson as the Committee.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Mr. W. V. Albury, Chairman of the Committee on Effic-
iency, reported that this Committee made the following re-
port to the Honorable E. Clay Lewis, Speaker of the House
of Representatives of the Florida Legislature:
We, your Committee on Efficiency, beg to advise that we
now make additional recommendations for attaches for the
House of Representatives, as follows: J. E. Cox, Asst. Sergeant-
at-Arms, Holmes Allen, Asst. Messenger, Woodrow Milton,
Messenger Stenographic Dept., Mason West, Dave Thomas,
and G. R. Walker, Assistant Journal Clerks, and the following
Stenographers: Henry I. Teate, Mrs. Cilfford G. Simmons,
and Irene Green. The following is a list of Typists and Veri-
fiers: Edna Culbreth, Ruth Johnson, Elizabeth Jones, Louise
Rollins, Mildred Scott, Lucille Robertson, Sue Papy, Mary
Gray, Pamelia Folsom, Ruby Cress, Frances Baxter, Eliza-
beth Roberts, Betty Dunbar, Dorothy Lewis, Loco Matthews,
Elizabeth B. Jones, E. Carmichal, Lora Lee, Gertrude Bosley,
Mable Langford, Marguerite Rouse, Minnie Marshall, Lena
Belle Hagen, Katherine Turnbull, Mahew Frier. Minnie Mc-
Cord, Lois Walton, Vernon Lamme, Gwendolyn Reese,. Martha
R. Jameson, Wilfred Strum, Mrs. John Hattrick, Mrs. W. E.
Tully, Mrs. Marie Powers, Mrs. T. C. McEachern, Mary Mc-
Donald, Elizabeth Wilson, Alice Hart, Dorothy Harrington,
Broward Poppell, Mrs. T. J. Appleyard, Jr., Ruth Grace Logan,
Ruth Patterson Roach, Mrs. J. C. Clarkson, Mrs. M. A. Young,











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Mary E. Patridge, Frank Saxton, Gladys Scruggs, Minnie Ke-
hoe, Jeffrey McKinnon.
W. V. ALBURY, Chairman,
J. TOM WATSON,
W. A. WEST,
J. O. BLOODWORTH,
G. O. LEA,
J. HENRY BLOUNT,
CADE E. SHACKELFORD,
H. N. WALKER,
H. S. McKENZIE,
LAMAR SLEDGE,
WALTER KEHOE.
Mr. Albury moved that the Report be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Mr. George W. McRory, Chairman of the Committee on
Census and Apportionment, reported that the Committee had
considered the following bill, and recommended that it do not
pass.
Number 124:
Dividing the State of Florida into Five (5) Congressional
Districts and prescribing and setting forth the territorial lim-
its and boundaries of each district.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas: Messrs. Black, Lindler, Lea, Wainwright, Wood and
Madison.
Nays: Messrs. McRory, Kehoe and Page.
Very respectfully,
GEORGE W. MCRORY,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 124, contained in the above report, was
laid on the table under the Rules.
Also-
Mr. N. J. Wicker, Chairman of the Committee on Pensions,
reported that the Committee had considered the following
bill-
House Bill No. 24:
Granting a Pension to J. A. Croft, of Lafayette County.
And said Committee refers Bill No. 24 back to the House
without recommendation.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas: Messrs. Wicker, Trammell, West, Matthews, Sapp and
Nordman.
Nays: None.
Very respectfully,
N. J. WICKER,
Chairman of Commitete.
And House Bill No. 24, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second reading.
Also-
Mr. N. J. Wicker, Chairman of the Commitee on Pensions,
reported that the Committee had considered the following
bill-
Also-
By Mr. Elliott of Lafayette-
House Bill No. 36:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring a pension to Allen
Johnson of Lafayette County, Florida.
And said Committee refers Bill No. 36 back to the House
without recomemndation.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas: Messrs. Wicker, Trammell, West, Matthews, Sapp and
Nordman.
Nays: None.
Very respectfully,
N. J. WICKER,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 36, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second Reading.
Also-
Mr. W. A. West, Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture,
reported that the Committee had considered the following bill
and recommended that it do not pass.
By Mr. Shackelford of Leon-
House Bill No. 95:
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare the common crow



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"Corvus Brachyshynchos" a public nuisance and provide
means for the extermination of same. To provide a "Bounty"
for the killing of same. To designate officers to whom reports
are to be made and to prevent fraud in paying of bounty.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas: None.
Nays: .West, Home, I. N. Kennedy, Brown, Warner, Bass,
Morton and Burnett.
Very respectfully,
W. A. WEST,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 95, contained in the above report, was
laid on the table under the Rules.
Also-
Mr. George F. Westbrook, Chairman of the Committee on
Judiciary "C", reported that the Committee had considered
the following bill, and recommended that it pass-
House Bill No. 120:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating a Prima Facie Pre-
sumption that process has been executed within the territor-
ial limits of the officer making return showing execution
thereof where such return fails to disclose the county in
which same was executed and further limiting the time in
which the return of the officer may be attacked for failure
to disclose the county in which such process was executed
and excepting from the effects of this Act litigation now pend-
ing in the Courts of this State.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas: Messrs. Westbrook, Keen, Albury, Ward, Steed, Bass and
Kendrick.
Nays: None.
Very respectfully,
GEO. F. WESTBROOK,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 120, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second reading.
Also-
Mr. George F. Westbrook, Chairman of the Committee on
Judiciary "C", reported that the Committee had considered
the following bill and recommended that it pass:
House Bill No. 114:
A bill to be entitled An Act validating all marginal cancel-
lations or satisfactions of mortgages prior to the enactment
of Chapter 4138, Laws of Florida, Acts 1893.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Westbrook, Keen, Albury, Ward, Steed, Bass
and Kendrick.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
GEO. F. WESTBROOK,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 114, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Also-
Mr. A. O. Kanner, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
"D", reported that the Committee had considered the follow-
ing bill and recommended that it pass:
House Bill No. 143:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the force and ef-
fect of pleas of recoupment.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Kanner, Harrell, Mathews, Page, Trammell,
Rowe and Andrews.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs Kehoe and Larsen.
Very respectfully,
A. 0. KANNER.
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 143, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Also-
Mr. A. O. Kanner, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
"D", reported that the Committee had considered the follow-
ing bill, and recommended a Committee Substitute:
House Bill No. 141:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section .400 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida of 1920, being Section
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1927, relating to the rights of attachment in actions at law.
The Committee on Judiciary "D" reports the following sub-
stitute to House Bill No. 141:
Committee Substitute to House Bill No. 141:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 3400 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida, 1920, being Section 5253
of the Compiled General Laws of Florida of 1927, relating to
the rights, of attachment in actions at law.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas--Messrs. Kanner, Harrell, Mathews, Page, Trammell,
Rowe and Andrews.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Kehoe and Larsen.
Very respectfully,
A. 0. KANNER,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 141, together with Committee Substitute,
contained in the above report, was placed on the Calendar of
Bills on second reading.
Also-
Mr. A. O. Kanner, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
"D", reported that the Committee had considered the follow-
ing bill, and recommended that it not pass:
House Bill No. 135:
A bill to be entitled An Act to secure to attorneys at law a
lien on all papers and money of their clients in their posses-
sion, and upon suits, judgments and decrees of such clients,
and to provide that no such suit, judgment or decree shall be
satisfied until such lien is satisfied, and to provide for the
enforcement of such lien.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Mr. Harrell.
Nays-Messrs. Kanner, Mathews. Trammell, Rowe and An-
drews.
Absent-Messrs. Kehoe, Larsen and Page.
Very respectfully,
A. O. KANNER,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 135, contained in the above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. A. O. Kanner, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
"D", reported that the Committee had'considered the follow-
Ing bill and recommended that it pass:
House Bill No. 134:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the prosecution
of defense of civil suits, including appellate proceedings, with-
out the payment of costs by poor persons; and to provide that
the willful false swearing of the oath which is a condition
precedent to such right shall be punishable as perjury in other
cases and to provide for the dismissal of such suit or proceed-
ings if it be made to appear that the allegation of poverty
is untrue and to provide that the plaintiff or defendant shall
have the same remedies as are provided by law in other cases.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Kanner, Harrell, Mathews, Trammell and
Rowe.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Kehoe, Larson and Andrews.
Very respectfully,
A- O. KANNER,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 134, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Also-
Mr. A. 0., Kanner, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
"D", reported that the Committee had considered the follow-
ing bill, and recommended that it not pass:
House Bill No. 152:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to suits in Chancery to
foreclose mortgages or other liens and the parties to such suits,
. and authorizing the entry of deficiency decree against en-
dorsers and parties secondarily liable upon the mortgage in-
debtedness.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Mr. Harrell.
Nays-Messrs. Kanner, Mathews, Page, Trammell, Rowe and
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Absent-Messrs Kehoe and Larsen.
Very respectfully,
A. O. KANNER,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 152, contained in the above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Also-
Mr. A. O. Kanner, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
"D", reported that the Committee had considered the follow-
ing bill and recommended a Committee Substitute for-
House Bill No. 142:
House Bill No. 142 was amended by striking Section 2, and
rearranging the sections numbers to read consecutively.. All
of committee favored the bill as amended by voting yea, with
the exception of Mr. Rowe voting nay.
A bill to be entitled An Act to create a lien prior in dignity
to all other liens except taxes upon motor vehicles in favor of
persons, firms and corporations, sustaining damage by reason
of the negligent operation of said motor vehicles.
The Committee on Judiciary "D" reports the following sub-
stitute to House Bill No. 142:
Committee Substitute to House Bill No. 142:
A bill to be entitled An Act to create a lien prior in dignity
to all other liens except taxes upon motor vehicles in favor of
persons, firms and corporations, sustaining damage by reason
of the negligent operation of said motor vehicles.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Kanner, Harrell, Mathews, Page, Trammell
Vand Andrews.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Kehoe and Larsen.
Very respectfully,
A. O. KANNER,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 142, together with. Committee Substitute,
contained in the above report, was placed on the Calendar of
Bills on second reading.
Also-
Mr. S. P. Robineau of Dade, Chairman of the Committee on
Judiciary "A", reported that the Committee had considered
the following:
House Bill No. 40:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the number of Ju-
dicial Circuits in the State of Florida, and the counties com-
posing the same, providing for redesigi.ating the Judicial Cir-
cuits of Florida and for the appointments by the Governor and
confirmation by the Senate of the Judges and State Attorneys
therefore.
And the Committee recommended that said bill be referred
to all Judiciary Committees of the House.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Robineau, Caldwell, Watson, Taylor, Rogers,
Madison and McRory.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
S. P. ROBINEAU,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 40, contained in the above report, was
referred to the combined Judiciary Committees.
Also-
Mr. S. P. Robineau of Dade, Chairman of the Committee on
Judiciary "A", reported that the Committee had considered
the following bill, and recommended that it pass:
House Bill No. 127:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to witnessing and ack-
nowledging of deeds and mortgages and other instruments un-
der the laws of the State of Florida.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Robineau, Caldwell, Watson, Taylor, Rogers,
Madison and McRory.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
S. P. ROBINEAU,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 127, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Also-
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Judiciary "A", reported that the Committee had considered
the following bill:
House Bill No. 58:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to notice to defendants
in attachments suits in certain cases, and recommended that
said bill oe referred to the Committee on Judiciary "B", being
the committee on which Mr. Mason, the introducer, is a mem-
ber.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Robineau, Caldwell, Watson, Taylor, Rogers,
Madison and McRory.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
S. P. ROBINEAU,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 58, contained in the above report, was
referred to the Committee on Judiciary "B".
Also-
Mr. S. P. Robineau of Dade, Chairman of the Committee on
Judiciary "A", reported that the Committee had considered
the following:
House Bill No. 8:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing legal holidays in the
State of Florida, and recommended that said bill do not pass,
but offered in lieu thereof:
Committee Substitute Bill, being a bill to be entitled An
Act relating to legal holidays and contracts and negotiable
instruments affected thereby; and to repeal Sections 4846,
4847 and 4848 of the Revised General Statutes of Florida relat-
ing to legal holidays and Chapter 12101, Acts of 1927, Laws
of Florida, entitled "to make May 30th of each year a legal
holiday to be known as 'National Memorial Day.'"
The Committee on Judiciary "A" reports the following sub-
stitute to House Bill No. 8:
Committee Substitute to House Bill No. 8:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to legal holidays, and
contracts and negotiable instruments affected thereby; and
to repeal Sections 4846, 4847 and 4848 of the Revised General
Statutes, relating to legal holidays, and Chapter 12101, Acts
of 1927, Laws of Florida, entitled "To make May 30th of each
year a legal holiday, to be known as 'National Memorial
Day.' "
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Robineau. Caldwell, Watson, Taylor, Rogers,
Madison and McRory.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
S. P. ROBINEAU,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 8, together with Committee Substitute,
contained in the above report, was place.: on the Calendar of
Bills on second reading.
Also-
Mr. George W. McRory, Chairman of the Committee on Cen-
sus and Apportionment, reported that the committee had con-
sidered the following bill:
House Bill No. 74:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 10140, Acts of
1925, Laws of Florida, entitled "An Act to authorize counties
of not less than 130,000 population, according to the census
taken by the State of Florida in the year 1925, to improve
highways upon petition and to pay the costs thereof by spe-
cial assessment in whole or in part, and to issue bonds and
levy taxes."
And recommends that it be returned without recommenda-
tion and that it affects Hillsborough County only.
'Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. McRory, Lindler, Black, Lea, Wainwright,
Wood, Madison, Kehoe, and Page.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
GEORGE W. McRORY,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 74, contained in the above report, was
referred to the Committee on Local Bills for the First Con-
gressional District.
Also-
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ported that the Committee had considered the following bill,
-and recommended that it do pass:
By Mr. Peeples of Glades-
House Bill No. 97:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting pension to W. Nealon
of Glades County, Florida.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Wicker, Trammell, Matthews, West, Sapp and
Nordman.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
N. J. WICKER,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 97. contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Also-
Mr. Andrews, of Holmes County, Chairman of the Commit-
tee on Resolutions, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 16, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Committee on Resolutions, to whom was referred:
House Resolution No. 35:
A Resolution for investigation to ascertain whether or not
there be violations of Chapter 13810.
Have had the same under consideration and recommend
that the same do be adopted.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Andrews, Chairman; Barrow, Prine, Bass, and
Burnett.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
M. M. ANDREWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 35, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar.
Also-
Mr. Andrews, of Holmes County. Chairman of the Commit-
tee on Resolutions, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 16, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Resolutions, to whom was referred
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5:
A Resolution pledging the Members of the Legislature
to immediately give careful study of the tax and finance situ-
ation in the State and keep it constantly before them until
measures are found and enacted to afford relief, and also
pledging the Members of the Legislature to use the utmost en-
deavor to place the public schools of the State on a more uni-
form basis.
Have had the sarhe under consideration and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Andrews, Chairman; Barrow, Prine, Bass,
and Burnett.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
M. M. ANDREWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5, contained in the
above report, was placed on the Calendar.
REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS
Mr. Beasley of Hernando County, Chairman of the Joint
Committee on Enrolled Bills on the part of the House of
Representatives, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 16, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
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House Concurrent Resolution No. 3:
Providing that the Legislature of the State of Florida extend
to the Advertising Federation of America a most cordial and
hearty invitation to hold its convention for the year 1932 in
Miami, Florida.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly en-
rolled and herewith present the same for the signatures of
the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Very respectfully,
ISOM BEASLEY,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the part of the House of Representatives.
The House Concurren. Resolution No. 3 contained in the
above report was thereupon duly signed by the Speaker and
Chief ClerK of the House of Representatives in open session,
and ordered referred to the Chairman of the Committee on
Enrolled Bills on the part of the House of Representatives to
be conveyed to the Senate for the signatures of the President
and Secretary thereof.
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 15, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senators Hodges and King-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 9:
To create a Commission to be known as the Century of
Progress, Chicago World Fair Centennial, 1933, Commission;
providing for its members, rights and duties.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 9, contained in the
above message, was read the first time.
Mr. McRory moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Concurrent Resolution No. 9 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 9 was read a second time.
Mr. McRory moved the .adoption of the Resolution.
Pending consideration thereof Mr. Elliot moved as a sub-
stitute tnat Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 9 be referred
to the Committee on Appropriations.
Mr. Rogers moved that the substitute motion be laid on the
table.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to lay the sub-
stitute motion on the table.
Upon the call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs Andrews, Barrow, Beasley, Black,
Booth, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Chapman, Chappell, Dann,
Douglas, Durrance, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes,Horne
(Madison), Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, KendricK, Kennedy, Larson,
Lindler, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Morton, McKenzie,
McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Roberts, Rogers, Sapp, Shac-
kleford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Strickland, Stone, Teague, Ward,
Westbrook, West, Whitman, Wood, Zim.-52.
Nays-Messrs Bass, Bloodworth, Brock, Caldwell, Coffee,
Collier, Davis, Elliot, Horne (Jackson), Kanner, Lee (High-
lands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lowe, Mattheus
(Gilchrist), Mitchel, Moon (Citrus), Peeples, Poppell, Robin-
eau, Rowe, Stewart, Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Tomasello, Tram-
mell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker,
Warner, Watson, Wentworth, Wester, Wicker, Yearty.-35.
The motion to lay the substitute motion on the table was
agreed to.
Mr. Kanner of Martin offered the following amendment
to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 9:
And that no expenses shall be authorized or paid under the
terms of this Resolution in excess of the contributions there-
for received .nd provided further any such expenses as may
be authorized shall be paid exclusively from such contributions.
Mr. Kanner moved the adoption of the amendment.
The question then reverted to the motion to adopt the reso-
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The question then reverted to the motion to adopt Senate
Concurrent Resolution No. 9. as amended.
Which was agreed to.
Also-
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber

Tallahassee, Florida, April 16,1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
House Bill No. 37:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that all county tax
collectors in the State of Florida shall keep the tax books
open for the collection of taxes until the first day of June,
1931.
With amendments as follows:
Amendment No. 2:
In Section 2, Line 1, strike out the words "June 1" and
insert in lieu thereof "June 15."
Also-
Amendment No. 2:
Amend Section 3 to read as follows:
This Act shall take effect upon its passage and approval by
the Governor.
Also-
Amendment No. 3:
Amend the title of Bill to read as follows:
"An Act providing that all County Tax Collectors in the
State of Florida call keep the Tax Books open for the collec-
tion of taxes until the 15th day of June, A. D. 1931.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of Senate. -
Mr. Hore (Jackson) moved that the House of Representa-
tives do concur in Senate amendment No. 1. to House Bill No.
37.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Horne (Jackon) moved that the House of Representa-
tives do concur in Senate amendment No. 2 to House Bill No.
37.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Home (Jackson), moved that the House of Representa-
tives do concur in Senate amendment No. 3 to House Bill No.
37.
Which was .greed to.
Also-
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has adopted-

House Concurrent Resolution No. 4:
"A Resolution Boosting Florida Products."
Also-
House Concurront Resolution No. 5:
A concurrent resolution to provide for the official accept-
ance by the Governor of the State of Florida, of the Flag of
the Republic of Greece, to be displayed in an appropriate
place in the capitol building at Tallahassee.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House concurrent resolutions Nos. 4 and 5, contained
in the above message, was referred to the Committee on En-
rolled Bills.
Also- .
The following message from the Senate was received:











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Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 15, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to imform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Gomez-
Senate Bill No. 65:
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the present munici-
pal government of the City of LaBelle, in the County of Hen-
dry and State of Florida and to establish, organize and con-
stitute a Municipality to be known and designated as the City
of LaBelle, in Hendry County, Florida and to define its ter-
ritorial boundaries, and to provide for its jurisdiction, powers
and privileges, and requiring a referendum thereon.
Also-
By Senator Howell-
Senate Bill No 72:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 28, of Chap-
ter 13042, Acts of the Legislature of 1927, relating to the meth-
od and procedure of making assessments and levying and col-
lecting taxes on real and personal property by the City of
Lynn Haven, Florida; and to provide for the manner and pro-
cedure of making assessments and levying and collecting taxes
on real and personal property by said city; and to provide for
the method and procedure for advertising real property for
sale for delinquent taxes.
Also-
By Senator Whitaker-
Senate Bill No. 89:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the amount of the pension
to be received from the Pension Fund for the Fire Department
of the City of Tampa by Peter Bertzel, and providing for an
additional sum of money to be received from the Pension Fund
for the Fire Department of the City of Tampa by the said
Peter Bertzel.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very Respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 65, contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and referred to the Committee
on Local Bills for the 4th Congressional District.
And Senate Bill No. 72, contained :n the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was referred to the Com-
mittee on Local Bills for the 3rd Congressional District.
And Senate Bill No. 89, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by i;c title and was referred to the Com-
mittee on Local Bills for the 1st Congressional District.
Also-
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 15, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that Senate has refused to adopt-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 2:
A Concurrent Resolution with reference to the general ap-
propriation bill.
Introduced by:
John W. Mathews, S. P. Robineau, Lamar Sledge, E. Clay
Lewis, P. Tomasello, Jr., Henry S. McKenzie, Frank Booth, J.
V. Keen, R. L. Black, S. E. Teague.
WHEREAS, the appropriation bill is one of the most im-
portant, if not the most important to be considered by the
Legislature and
WHEREAS, if the appropriation bill is not introduced early
in the session it is impossible for the members of the
Legislature to study and investigate the hundreds of items
therein contained so as to vote intelligently upon the various
provisions and appropriations, and
WHEREAS, it is the sense of the members of the Legisla-
ture that every economy consistent with good government
should be practiced with reference to every appropriation to
the end that there may be a reduction in taxes.
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OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
Section 1 That the committees on appropriations be and
they are hereby directed to prepare and introduce the general
appropriation bill within the first thirt: (30) days of this
session and that such committees have printed not less than
two hundred and fifty (250) copies of such bills for distribu-
tion to the members of the Legislature.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 2, contained in the
above message, was laid on the table.
Also-
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 16, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir-
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has adopted-
By Senator King-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 10:
Extending greetings to the Honorable Anton J. Cermak,
Mayor of Chicago, upon his visit to the State of Florida.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 10, contained in the
above message, was read the first time and referred to the
Committee on Resolutions.
Mr. Caldwell moved that the Rules be waived and that he
be permitted to introduce a House Resolution at this time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
By Mr. Caldwell of Santa Rosa-
House Resolution No. 36:
Requiring that no attache of the House shall interest him-
self or herself with the passage or consideration of any meas-
ure whatsoever.
Be it Resolved that the following rule be added to the
Standing Rules of the House:
No attache of the House shall, directly or indirectly, interest
or concern himself or herself with the passage or considera-
tion of any measure whatsoever. And if any attache so inter-
ests or concerns himself or herself with any measure it shall
be grounds for summary dismissal.
Which was read.
Mr. Caldwell moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Black moved that the House of Representatives do now
adjourn until 8:00 o'clock tonight.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon at 12:20 o'clock P. M. the House of Representa-
tives stood adjourned until 8:00 o'clock tonight.


NIGHT SESSION
JOINT SESSION AT 8:00 O'CLOCK P. M.
The Joint Session of the House of Representatives and Sen-
ate was called to order by the Speaker of the House at 8:00
o'clock P. M.
The roll of the members of the Senate was called and the
following Senators answered to their names:
Mr. President; Senators Adams, Anderson Andrews, Bell,
Bradshaw, Caro, Council, Dell, English, Futch, Gary, Getzen,
Harris, Harrison, Hilburn, Hinely, Hodges, Howell, King,
Neel, Parrish, Taylor, Wagg-24.
A quorum of the Senate present.
The roll of the members of the House was called and the
following Representatives answered to their names:
Mr. Speaker;. Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Barrow,
Bass, Beasley,, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount
Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell,
Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Fin-
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Kanner, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee),
Lewis (Palm Beach), Linder, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews
(Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchel, Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Par-
ker, Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers,
Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith. Steed, Stewart, Strickland,
Stone, Strom, "aylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Bre-
vard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward,
Warner, Wicker, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whit-
man, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-95.
A quorum of the members of the House of Representatives
present.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that a committee of three be
appointed to escort Hon. Perry G. Wall to the platform.
Which was agreed to.
Whereupon the Presiding Officer appointed Messrs. Math-
ews (Duval), Senator Neal and Senator Hinely to escort Mr.
Wall to the rostrum.
Senator Hodges in the Chair.
Senator Harrison moved that a committee of three be ap-
pointed to escort Hon. Harry B. Hawes, United States Senator
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Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Presiding Officer appointed Mr. Nordman,
and Senators Harrison and King to escort Senator Hawes to
the rostrum.
Mr. Parker moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort Hon. Doyle E. Carlton, Governor of Florida, to the
rostrum.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Presiding Officer appointed Senators Harris
and King and Mr. Parker to escort Governor Carlton to the
rostrum.
Mr. Tomasello presented Hon. A. W. Weeks, former Repre-
sentative from Holmes County, to the Joint Session.
Senator Hodges presented Hon. Perry G. Wall, of Tampa.
who had been invited to address the Joint Session to deliver
an address on the question of Finance and Taxation.
Hon. Harry B. Dawes addressed the Joint Session on the
Black Bass.
Senator Hodges declared the Joint informal Session of the
House and Senate adjourned.
Thereupon at 10:20 o'clock P. M. the House of Represen-
tatives stood adjourned until 10 o'clock A. M. Friday, April
17th.













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FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 1931



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10 o'clock
A. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Barrow,
Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount,
Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell,
Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Ful-
ler, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Home (Jackson), Home
(Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy,
Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach),
Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus
(Gilchrist), Mitchel, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton,
McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith. Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Stur-
kie, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Tram-
mell (Calhoun). Wainwright. Walker; Ward, Warner, Watson,
Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker,
Wood. Yearty, Zim-94.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Journal of Thursday, April 16th, was corrected and as
corrected, was approved.
The Speaker announced that Mr. Finlayson would be ex-
cused from attendance upon the House session today on ac-
count of sickness.
The following corrections of the Journal of Monday, April
13th, was ordered corrected as follows:
By Mr. Mason of Escambia-
House Bill No. 73:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of Gus A. Soder-
lind of Escambia County. Florida.
Which bill was read the first time by its title, and had at-
tached to same when introduced in the House of Representa-
tives the following proof of publication which was ordered to
be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Repre-
sentatives:
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA.
COUNTY OF ESCAMBIA.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared Chas.
A. Mayes "Who on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm) that
he has knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a notice
stating the substance of a contemplated law or proposed bill
relating to the relief of Gus A. Soderlind of Escambia Coun-
ty, Florida, has been published at least thirty days prior to
this date, by being printed in the issue of 2nd of March 1931,
of the News-Journal, a newspaper published in Escambia
County, Florida; that a copy of the notice that has been pub-
lished as aforesaid and also this affadavit of proof of pub-
lication are attached to the proposed bill or contemplated
law. and such copy of the notice so attached is by reference
made a part of this affidavit.
(Signed) CHAS. A. MAYES,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this April 16. 1931.
(Seal) (Signed) M. K. PENN,
Notary Public, State of Florida.
My commission expires Oct. 26, 1932.
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the evidence that said bill has been published in com-
pliance with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has
been established in this Legislature.
Mr. Mason moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No 73 be placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second Read-
ing without reference.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And the bill was placed on the Calendar of Local Bills on
Second Reading without reference,
The Speaker announced that in accordance with House Res-
olution No. 35 he would appoint the following Committee:
Messrs. Watson, Chairman; Collier, Page, Beasley, Wester,
Chapman. Westbrook, Sledge and Burnett.
Mr. Lowe of Hillsborough moved that a Committee of three



be appointed to escort Mr. Weeks to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Lowe; Andrews,
and Wester, who escorted Mr. Weeks to the chair, who de-
livered an address on the matter of taxation.

CONSIDERATION OF CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5:
Pledging themselves to a careful study of the Tax Situation
and giving it preference over other matters.
Was taken up and read a second time in full.
Mr. Brown moved that Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5
be adopted.
Mr. Elliott of Lafayette offered the following amendirient
to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5:
In next to last paragraph, strike out the following:
"Provided this can be done without increasing ad valorem
taxes."
Mr. Elliott moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Lewis (Palm Beach), moved that the amendment be
laid on the table.
The Roll Call being demanded on the motion to lay this
Amendment on the table, upon the call of the Roll the vote
was:
Yeas-Messrs. Barrow, Bass. Beasley. Black. Booth.
Blount, Brock, Brown. Chapman, Coffee, Collier. Dann.
Durrance, Fuller, Goff. Holmes. Kelly. Kennedy, Larson, .Lewis
(Palm Beach), Lowe. Mathews, Duval), Mattheus iGilehrist).,
Mitchel, Moon ,Citrus', Moon (Marion'. Morton, Parker, Pop,.
pell, Sapp, Sledge, Smith, Steed. Strickland, Stone, S'turkle,
Wainwright, Ward, Westbrook. Wicker. Wood-41.
Nays-Mr Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson. Andrews,
Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Burnett, Caldwell. Chappell. Davis, Doug-
las, Elliott, Hagan, Harrell, Horne iMadisoni, Kanner, Keen,
Kehoe, Kendrick, Lee (Highlands*, Lea iManatee), Lindler,
Madison, Mason, McKenzle, McRory, Nordman, Page, Peeples,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Shackelford, Stewart.
Strom, Taylor, Tomasello, Trammell Brevard), Walker, Went-
worth, Wester, West, Whitman, Yearty, Zim---47.
The motion to lay on the table was not agreed to.
The question then reverted to the motion to adopt the
amendment.
Pending. consideration thereof Mr. Trammell ,Brevard1
moved that Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5 together with
the pending amendment be referred to the Committee on
Finance and Taxation.
Which .was agreed to and Senate Concurrent Resolution
No, 5 was referred to the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Mr. Tomasello (Okeechobeel moved that the following
telegram be spread upon the Journal.
Which was agreed to:
WESTERN UNION TELEGRAM;
Peter Tomasello,
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Flo.
Our convention greatly appreciated fine message your com-
mittee sent which I read over the radio at luncheon. Your
representative Mrs. Fuller made. a great contribution to the
cause by her splendid statement. We are sending Mrs. Fuller
copies of jur report for members of Florida Legislature. Deeply
appreciating your cordial cooperation.
Mrs. Henry W. Peabody, National Chairman Woman's Law
Enforcement Committee.
Mrs Fuller moved that Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 10
be withdrawn from Committee on Resolutions and taken up
for consideration.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 10 was read
in full for information of the House.
Mrs Fuller moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 10 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 10 was read a second:tlime*,
Mrs. Fuller moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.



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INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Moon of Citrus-
House Bill No. 232:
A bill to be entitled An Act to locate State Road Number
Fifteen in Citrus County from the town of Crystal River
northwesterly to the North boundary line of said county.
Which was read the first time by its itle and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
Also-
By Mr. Moon of Citrus-
House Bill No. 233:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the salaries of the State
Attorney of the several Judicial Circuits of the State of
Florida, and providing the manner of payment thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
Also-
By Mr. Larson of Clay-
House Bill No. 234:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section One of Chap-
ter 12453, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1927, the same being: An
Act to provide for the conservation and protection of certain
wild trees, shrubs and plants in the State jf Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Nurseries.
Also-
By Mr. Lowe of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 235:
A bill to be entitled An Act confirming and validating
conveyances to lands granted to or held by the State for edu-
cational purposes, heretofore executed by the Surveyor General
for the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."
Also-
By Messrs. Davis, Harrell, Smith, Horne of Madison, Burnett,
Mason, aid Lewis of Gulf-
House Bill No. 236:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and empowering
the Florida,State Coinmissioi. for securing the survey and
construction of the Atlantic. Gulf and Mississippi Canal, cre-
ated by Chapter 8578, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1921, tr acquire,
by gift, easement, or through donations, the necessary right
of way ard land for the construction of the,Atlantic, Gulf and
Mississippi Canal and convey title to same, free of cost, to
the Government of the United States of America, over the
route selected by the War.Department for said Canal; and to
provide for the payment of the expenses of the members of
said Commission incurred..in the performance of theif duties
under said Act, and making appropriation therefore, prescrib-
ing location for headquarters; providing for, the payment of
operating and emergency expenses, Iicluding services of a
Secretary, and Enginep,,mnd/or Attorney; and making ap-
propriation therefore; aind providing for' the final discharge
of said Commission upon completion of certain work,
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.
Also--
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 237:
A bill to be entitled An Act making stockholders of corpora-
tion holding stock in banking companies liable as if partners,
with exceptions.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Banks and Loans.
Also-
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 238:
A bill to be entitled An Act making it a crime except when
expressly provided by law, for officers, directors, or employees
of a State bank to receive or agree to receive, compensation
or reward for procuring or endeavoring to procure loans from
or sales to such bank for others, and prescribing penalty
therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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Also-
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 239:
A bill to be entitled An Act making a jury unnecessary in
default cases sounding in contract.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
Also-
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 240:
A bill to be entitled An Act making it a crime for a State
bank or officer, director or employee thereof, to make loans
or gifts to any bank examiner, and making it a crime for
any such examiner to accept same and prescribing penalties
therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Banks and Loans.
Also-
By Mr. Robineau of Dade-
House Bill No. 241:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the County Com-
missioners of any county to abandon in whole oi ir part the
construction of any public improvements for which county
bonds have been sold and to divert and transfer to the interest
and sinking fund of the county all moneys and funds derived
from such bond sale which then remain unused and un-
expended.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
Also-
By Mr. Robineau of Dade-
House Bill No. 242:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 8685 of Special
Acts of Legislature for the year 1921 relating to payment of
twenty-five dollars reward for arrest and conviction of per-
sons violating prohibition laws of Florida in Dade County.
Which bill was read the ilrst time by its title, and had at-
tached to same when introduced in the House of Representa-
tives the following proof of publication which was ordered to
be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Represen-
tatives.
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF DADE.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared W. H.
":Acenbrack, who on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm) that
he has knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a notice
stating the substance of a contemplated law or proposed bill
relating to
An Act to repeal Chapter 8658 Special Acts of Legislature for
the year 1921 relating to payment of twenty-five dollars reward
for arrest and conviction of persons violating prohibition laws
of Florida, etc., has been published at least thirty days prior to
this date. by being printed in the issue of March 31, 1931, of
the Miami Daily News, a newspaper published in Dade County,
Florida, (or), there being no newspaper, by being posted for at
least thirty days prior to this date at three public places in the
said County or Counties, one of which places was at the court
house of said county or counties, where the matter or thing to
be affected by the contemplated law is situated; that a copy
of the notice that has been published as aforesaid and also this
affidavit of proof of publication are attached to the proposed
bill or contemplated law, and such copy of the notice so at-
tached is by reference made a part of this affidavit.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 1st day of April,
1931.
W. H. ACENBRACK.
A. J. LANGFORD,
Notary Public, State of Florida.
(SEAL) My Commission Expires Nov. 23, 1934.
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the evidence that said bill has been published in compliance
with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has been es-
tablished in this Legislature.
And the bill was referred to the Committee on Local Bills
4th District.
Also-
By Mr. Robineau of Dade-
House Bill No. 243:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 3658 of the
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compensation in lunacy cases, as amended by Chapter 14527,
Laws of Florida, enacted by the Legislature, 1929.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
Also-
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 244:
A bill to be entitled An Act making it a crime for any State
Bank to make contributionn in connection with an election to
a political office and also a crime for an officer or director to
consent to such contribution and prescribing penalties there-
for.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
tl. Committee on Banks and Loans.
Also-
By Joint Committee on Finance and Taxation of House and
Sen:te-
House Bill No. 245:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the levy of inher-
itance and estate taxes in the State of Florida, prescribing the
rates of such taxes, and the method of computing and collect-
ing same, providing for the enforcement thereof and for the
disposition of revenues therefrom, and imposing penalties for
the violation of this Act.
Which was read t. first time by its title and placed on Cal-
endar without reference.
Also-
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 246:
A bill to be entitled An Act making it a crime for any exam-
iner or assistant examiner oi State Banks to perform any other
service for compensation for any bank or officer, director, or
employee thereof, and prescrling penalty therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
th3 Committee ond Banks and Loans.
Also-
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 247:
A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting and regulating the
giving of security to secure deposits by State Banks, and pre-
scribing requirements of published statements of State Banks
as to pledged, hypothecated or mortgaged assets and making
it a crime to violatee such requirements art prescribing penalty
therefor.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Banks and Loans.
Also-
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 248
A bill to be entitled An Act regulating the purchase of prop-
erty by State Banks from directors and prohibiting payment
of any greater rate of interest to its officers, directors, attor-
neys or employees, and making the directors and officers liable
in damages for violation thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Banks and Loans.
Also-
By Mr. Coffee of DeSoto-
House Joint Resolution No. 249:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Section 9 of
Article 9 of the Constitution of the State of Florida, relating
to taxation and finances so as to provide exemption of certain
property from taxation.
Which was read the first time oy its title and referred to
the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
Also-
By Mr. Bledsoe of Hillsborough-
House Bill No 250:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2944 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida as amended by Chapter
12215, Acts of 1927, Laws of Florida, relating to the amounts
chargeable for the publication of official notices and legal
advertisements so as to reduce the amount which may be
charged for same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to.
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Also-
By Mr. Bledsoe of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 251:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 13 of Chapter
10177, Laws of 1925, entitled: An Act to license and regulate
the business of making loans in certain counties in sums of
three hundred ($300) dollars or less, secured or unsecured, at
a greater rate of interest than ten per cent per annum; pre-
scribing the rate of interest thereof, and regulating the assign-
ment of wages or salaries, earned or to be earned when given
as security for any such loans.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Banks and Loans.
Also-
By Mr. Bledsoe of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 252:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 756 of the Re-
vised General Statutes of the State of Florida by Section 3
of Chapter 14572, Acts of 1929, relating to and concerning tax-
ation, the purpose and effect of this Act being to abolish the
requirement for advertising tax sales in the manner now re-
quired by law.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Also-
By Mr. Bledsoe of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 253:
A bill to be entitled An Act to define Title Contract covering
personal property and to provide the manner in which such
property so held may be retaken, recovered or repossesed upon
failure of the vendee to make the payments therefore as con-
tained in such contract.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
Also-
By Mr. Andrews of Holmes-
House Bill No. 254:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the Title to extinct
churches and religious societies.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D."
Also-
By Mr. Page of Escambia-
House Bill No. 255:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring all operators of public
bathing beaches or public swimming pools to employ diver
and prescribing penalty for violation of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
Also-
By Mr. Davis of Nassau-
House Bill No. 256:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 13800, General
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929, the same being "An Act to
Protect and Preserve the Shrimp and Prawn in the Tideyaters
of the East Coast of the State of Florida; to Provide for the
Regulating Thereof, and for Other Purposes."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Fisheries.
Also-
By Mr. Parker of Leon-
House Bill No. 257:
A bill to be entitled An Act to further provide for maintain-
ing the Battlefield and Monument at Natural Bridge, and to
make appropriation therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.
Also-
By Mr. Holmes of Lee-
House Bill No. 258:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit live stock from
running or roaming at large within the following territorial
limits of Lee County in the State of Florida, and providing
for the enforcement of this Act and for the impounding of
live stock found running or roaming at large in said portion
of Lee County in the State of Florida, and providing that
persons damaged by such live stock running or roaming at
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for the violation of the provisions of this Act and for the
taking effect of said Act.
Which bill was read the first time by its title, and had
attached to same when introduced in the House of Repre-
sentatives the following proof of publication which was ordered
to be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Rep-
resentatives:
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF LEE.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared Jim
C. Clements, who on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm)
that he has knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a
notice stating the substance of a contemplated law or pro-
posed bill relating to prohibiting live stock from running at
large in certain territorial limits in Lee County, Florida, as
described in the bill, has been published at least thirty days
prior to this date, by being printed in the issue of March 9,
1931, of the Fort Myers Press, a newspaper published in Lee
County, Florida: that a copy of the notice that has been pub,
lished as aforesaid and also this affidavit of proof of publica-
tion are attached to the proposed bill or contemplated law, and
such copy of the notice so attached is by reference made a
part of this affidavit.
JIM C. CLEMENTS.
'Siorn to and subscribed before me this ........................ 19........
(SEAL)
.......................................Notary Public, State of Florida.
My commission expires ................... ..............
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the evidence that said bill has been published, in com-
pliance with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has
been established in this Legislature.
And the bill was referred to the Committee on Local Bills
first district.
Also--
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 259:
A bill to be entitled An Act to establish a uniform method
and procedure for all contests anid recounts in Primary Elec-
tions, and to repeal Paragraph 55 of Chapter 6469, of the
Acts of 1913, as amended by Chapter 6374, of the Acts of :915,
being Section 416 Title IV. Chapter 1, Article 2. of the Com-
piled General Laws of Florida, 1927, and Section 359 of the
evised General Statutes.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Primary Laws.
Also-
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 260:
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, designate and estab-
lish the degree of disability of Veterans of the Spanish Ameri-
can War and the World War to be deemed to have been
disabled in War.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
Also-
By Messrs. Dann of Pinellas, Lea and Rowe of Manatee-
House'Bill No. 261:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Section 2 of Chapter
11838, Acts of 1927, Laws of Florida, the same being Section
1903 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, relating
to the creation of the office of State Game Commissioner and
the appointment, qualifications and salary and term of office
of such Commissioner; and to repeal Section 3 of Chapter
11838, Acts of 1927, Laws of Florida, the same being Section
1904 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, insofar
as the same provides for visitation by such Commissioner to
the various counties of the State; and to provide that all the
powers and duties conferred by law upon such State Game
Commissioner shall be conferred upon and exercised and per-
formed by the Governor and his Cabinet, composed of those
administrative officers created by Section 1 and 20 of Article
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Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Game.
Also-
By Mr. McRory of Seminole-
House Bill No. 262:
A bill to be entitled An Act to require the County Judges
of the several counties of this State to receive and file all
papers pertaining to the guardianship in connection with the
estates of minor children of deceased World War Veterans,
or dependent minor children of disabled World War Veterans,
where there are no assets other than the dependency allow-
ance and compensation received from the United States Gov-
ernment, without charge to the guardian for said receiving
and filing.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
Also-
By Mr. Bass of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 263:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 1, 2 and 4
of Chapter 5441, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1905, the same being
respectively Sections 3567, 3568, and 3570 of the Revised Gen-
eral Statutes of Florida 1920, and being an Act to define
tenances at will, and to prescribe the mode of terminating
them, and to define the status of persons holding over under a
written lease after the expiration of the term created thereby.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C".
Also-
By Mr. Steed of Osceola-
House Bill No. 264:
A bill to be entitled An .Act to amend Chapter 13761, Acts
of 1929, relating to the nomination of County Commissioners
and members of the Board of Public Instruction by districts
instead of County at large.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on County Officials.
Also-
By Mr. Ward of Orange-
House Bill No. 265:
A bill to be entitled An Act legalizing, validating, ratifying
and confirming all special assessments and re-assessments
made by the City of Winter Park, Florida, prior to this Act
becoming effective.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Commnttee on Local Bills, 4th Dist.
Also-
By Mr. Ward of Orange-
House Bill No. 266:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 101, as amend-
ed, of Chapter 11325, Acts of 1925, entitled: "An Act to abol-
ish the present Municipal Government of the Town of Win-
ter Park, in the Count; oi Orange. State of Florida; to create
establish, organize and incorporate a city and a municipal cor-
poration to be known and designated as the City of Winter
Park; to designate the territorial boundaries of said munci-
pality; and to define and prescribe the jurisdiction, powers,
privileges and functions of said municipality."
SWhich was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Local Bills, 4th Dist.
Also-
By Mr. Bloodworth of Polk-
House Bill No. 267:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the registration,
settlement and transfer of titles to land or interests therein
-and/or to adopt the Torrens System of land registration in
Florida; to designate the Circuit Courts as Courts of Land
Registration, to establish their jurisdiction and to provide for
court proceedings therein; to provide for the examination
of land titles and for land title searches, to provide for the
quieting and adjudication of land titles any interests therein
or of questions pertaining to land titles or interests therein,
in aid of said proceedings by the Court, and to prescribe the
powers and duties of officials; to provide for the conveying
of lands or any interests therein by certificates and the effect
thereof, and for other purposes.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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Also-
By Messrs. McRory, Booth, Robineau and Tomasello-
House Bill No. 268:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the establishment,
preparation and maintenance of intermediate aviation landing
fields in the State of Florida by the Road Department of the
State of Florida; to authorize Counties and Municipalities in
the State of Florida to acquire by purchase, eminent domain,
or otherwise, sites for the establishment of such aviation land-
ing fields and to convey same to the State of Florida for such
purpose, and to authorize and empower the Boards of Trus-
tees of the Internal Improvement Fund to dedicate, set apart
or convey sites for such aviation landing fields to the State
of Florida, or to exchange lands belonging to said Trustees
of the Internal Improvement Fund so as to acquire for the
State of Florida suitable intermediate aviation landing fields;
and to authorize the State Road Department to cooperate
with the United States Deparment of Commerce in the mat-
ter of laying out airways and landing fields.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Aviation.
Also-
By Messrs. Wester and Horne of Jackson-
House Bill No. 269:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the construction
and operation of an Anti-Hog Cholera Serum and Hog Chol-
era Virus Plant by the Board of Commissioners of State In-
stitutions; providing for the location of such plant on State
Lands at a place designated by said Board; providing for the
furnishing and distribution of Anti-Hog Cholera Serum and
Hog Cholera Virus through the State Live Stock Sanitary
Board; providing for the purchase and sale of such manufac-
tured Serum and Virus under certain conditions; providing
an appropriation for the erection of such plant and for car-
rying out the purposes of this Act, and providing for a Fund
to be known as the Serum Fund.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.
Also-
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 270:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sections 1, 2, 3, 4
and 5 of Chapter 10501, Laws of Florida. Acts of 1925, being
an Act entitled "An Act creatine the office of Auditor and
Purchasing Agent for Dade County, Florida, prescribing his
duties and fixing his salary."
Which bill was read the first time by its title, and had at-
tached to same when introduced in the House of Represent-
atives the following proof of publication which was ordered
to be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Rep-
resentatives.

AFFIDAVIT OF PROO6 OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF DADE.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared C. L.
Wheat who on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm) that he
has knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a notice
stating the substance of a contemplated law or proposed bill
relating to Amending Chapter No. 1051. Laws of Florida, be-
ing an Act creating the office of Auditor and Purchasing
Agent for Dade County, Florida, has been published at least
thirty days prior to this date, by being printed in the issue
of Feb, 7. 14. 21. 28. Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28, 1931 of the Miami
Post, a newspaper published in Dade County, Florida; that a
copy of the notice that has been published as aforesaid and
also this affidavit of proof of publication are attached to the
proposed bill or contemplated law, and such copy of the notice
so attached is by reference made a part of this affidavit.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day of March,
1931.
C. L. WHEAT.
A. B. WESTMAN,
Notary Public, State of Florida.
My commission expires Jan. 20, 1934.
(SEAL)
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined
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pliance wtih Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has
been established in this Legislature.
And the bill was referred to the Committee on Local Bills,
4th Dist.
By Messrs. Zim and Kendrick of St. Johns-
House Bill No. 271:
A bill to be entitled An Act to Commemorate the life of
John L. Williams and to make an appropriation for the erec-
tion of a monument at his grave.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Horne of Madison-
House Bill No. 272:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to liability insurance
policies and providing for certain conditions to be contained
therein; giving of notice, and for the extent of liability.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Insurance.

Also-
By Mr. Home of Madison-
House Bill No. 273:
A bil to entitled An Act relating to the dismissing of ap-
peals or causes pending before the Supreme Court of the
State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "E".
Also-
By Mr. Home of Madison-
House Bill No. 274:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the liability of in-
surers of motor vehicles in accident cases.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Insurance.
Also-
By Mr. Burnett of Madison-
House Bill No. 275:
A bill to be entitled An Act repealing Chapter 8584, Acts of
1921, the same being An Act relating to equalization of taxes
between counties.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Mr. Rowe moved that House Bill No; 216 be withdrawn from
Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Rowe moved that House Bill No. 216 be referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "E".
Which was agreed to.
Also-
Mr. H. S. McKenzie, Acting Chairman of the Committee on
Primary Laws, reported that the Committee had considered
the following bill, and recommended that it pass:
House Bill No. 59:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring funeral directors and
undertakers to report certain deaths to registration officers
and the performance of certain duties by such registration of-
ficers consequent thereupon.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Watson, McKenzie, Brown, Moon (Marion),
Moon (Citrus), and McRory.
Nays-Mr. Wainwright.
Very respectfully,
H. S. McKENZIE,
Acting Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 59, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Also-
Mr. N. J. Wicker, Chairman of the Committee on Pensions,
reported that the Committee had considered the following
bill, and recommended that it pass:
House Bill No. 174:
A bill to be entitled An Act to grant a pension to William
A. Buchanan, Sanford, Florida.
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Yeas-Messrs. Wicker, Trammell. Mathews, Sapp, Moon and
Durrance.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
N. J. WICKER,
Chairman of Committe.
And House Bill No. 174, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Also-
Mr. J. Henry Blount of Duval County, Chairman of the
Committee on Judiciary "B", submitted the following re-
port:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 16, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the .House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Judiciary "B", to whom was referred:
House Bill No. 20:
To amend Section 2784, Revised General Statutes of Flor-
ida, 1920, being Section 4461, Compiled General Laws of 1927,
relating to deficiency of jurors to try any cause, civil or crim-
inal.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Bledsoe, Trammell, Coffee, Mason, El-
liott and Chappell.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
HENRY BLOUNT,
Chairman of Committe.
And House Bill No. 20, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Also-
Mr. Henry Blount of Duval County, Chairman of the
Committee on Judiciary "B", submitted the following re-
port:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 16, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Judiciary "B", to whom was referred:
House Bill No. 23:
Amend Section 5133 of the Revised General Statutes of the
State of Florida, 1920, the same being Section 7234 of the
Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, relating to horse and
cattle stealing and providing a penalty therefore.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Bledsoe, Trammell, Coffee, Mason, El-
liott and Chappell.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
HENRY BLOUNT,
Chairman of Committe.
And House Bill No. 23, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Also-
Mr. Walter Kehoe, Chairman of the Committee on Consti-
tutional Amendments, reported that the Committee had con-
sidered the following Joint Resolution, and recommended that
it be adopted:
House Joint Resolution No. 52:
A Joint Resolution proposing an Amendment to Section 2
and to Section 4 of Article 5 of the Constitution of Florida
relating to the Judiciary Department.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Kehoe, Harrell. Kanner, Strom, McKenzie,
Sapp, Coffee, Mathews, Parker. Home, and Caldwell.
Nays-None.
Absent-None.
Very respectfully,
J. WALTER KEHOE,
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And House Joint Resolution No. 52, contained in the above
report.
Also-
Mr. Walter Kehoe, Chairman of the Committee on Consti-
tutional Amendments, reported that the Committee had con-
sidered the following Joint Resolution, and recommended that
it be adopted:

House Joint Resolution No. 51:
A Joint Resolution proposing to amend Section 5 of Article
8 of the Constitution of the State of Florida relating to Coun-
ty Commissioners.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Kehoe, Harrell, Kanner, Strom, McKenzie,
Mathews, Parker, and Home.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Sapp, Coffee, and Caldwell.
Very respectfully,
J. WALTER KEHOE,
Chairman of Committe.
And House Joint Resolution No. 51, contained in the above
report, was adopted.
Also-
Mr. J. Walter Kehoe, Chairman of the Committee on
Constitutional Amendments, reported that the Committee had
considered the following resolution, and recommended that
it be adopted with the amendment set forth below:
House Joint Resolution No. 27:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Section 10
of the Declaration of Rights of the Constitution of the State
of Florida, relating to the trial of persons for capital crimes
and other felonies, unless on presentments or indicements by
the Grand Jury.
With the following amendment: In line 4 of Section 10,
strike out the word "is" and in lieu thereof insert the words
"may be."
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Kehoe, Harrell, Kanner, Strom, McKenzie,
Sapp, Coffee, Mathews, and Parker.
Nays-Mr. Home.
Absent-Mr. Caldwell.
Very Respectfully,
J. WALTER KEHOE,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Joint Resolution No. 27 with amendments, con-
tained in the above report, was placed on the Calendar of
Bills on second reading.
Also-
Mr. Caldwell of Santa Rosa County, Chairman of the
Committee on Rules, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 16, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Rules, to whom was referred:
House Resolution No. 20:
Entitled, A Resolution providing for the appointment by the
Speaker of a standing Committee on Industries.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Caldwell, Steed, Horne of Madison, Home of
Jackson.
Nays-Messrs. Robineau and Mathews.
Absent-Messrs. McKenzie, Larson and Holmes.
Very Respectfully,
H. M. CALDWELL, Jr.,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Resolution No. 20, contained in the above report,
was placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Also-
Mr. Caldwell of Santa Rosa County, Chairman of the
Committee on Rules, submitted the following report:













House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 16, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Rules, to whom was referred:
House Resolution No. 26:
Entitled: An Act authorizing and directing the Speaker of
the House to appoint a Standing Committee to be known as
the Investigating Committee.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Mr. Robineau.
Nays-Messrs. Caldwell, Steed, McKenzie; Mathews (Duval),
Home of Madison, Home of Jackson, and Larson.
Absent-Mr. Holmes.
Very Respectfully,
H. M. CALDWELL, Jr.,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Resolution No. 26, contained in the above report,
was placed on,the Calendar of Resolutions for consideration.
Also-
Mr. Caldwell of Santa Rosa County, Chairman of the
Committee on Rules, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 16, 193v.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Rules, to whom was referred:
House Resolution No. 28:
Entitled: A Resolution requiring that all bills of a general
nature with local application introduced herein be referred
to the Committee on Census and Apportionment with the
request that this Committee, as promptly as possible, report
such bills back to the House advising which county or counties
the bill affects.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Messrs. Caldwell, Steed, Horne of Madison, Home of
Jackson, Holmes, Mathews (Duval), and Robineau.
Absent-Messrs. McKenzie and Larson.
Very Respectfully,
H. M. CALDWELL, Jr.,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Resolution No. 28, contained in the above report,
was laid on the table under the rules.
Also-
Mr, A. P. Goff, Chairman of the Committee on Aviation,
reported that the Committee had considered the following bill:
House Bill No. 125:
A bill to be entitled An Act concerning the licensing of
Airmen and Aircraft and to make uniform the law with ref-
erence thereto, and recommended that said bill do not pass,
but offered in lieu thereof:
Committee Substitute Bill for House Bill No. 125:
Being a bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the licensing
of aircraft and pilots; to provide penalties for violations of
this Act, and to repeal Chapter 11339, Laws of Florida, Acts
of 1925, Extraordinary Session, entitled "An Act to encourage
the navigation of commercial aircraft in Florida; fixing the
license and inspection taxes: to define their rights and privil-
eges and regulate the navigation, inspection and licensing
thereof and for other purposes incident to such navigation."
And following discussion thereof, upon motion duly seconded
and unanimously carried, the Committee recommended that
the last above mentioned bill be adopted as a Committee Sub-
stitute Bill.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Goff, McRory, Booth, and Chappell.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. Trammell (Calhoun).
Very Respectfully,
A. P. GOFF,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 125 together with Committee Substitute
for House Bill No. 125, contained in the above report, was



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placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Also-
Mr. Madison, Chairman of the Committee on Education "A,"
reported that the Committee had considered the following
bill. and recommended that it pass:
By Mr, Strom of Gadsden-
House Bill No. 10:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Sections 682-683, Com-
piled General Laws of Florida, 1927.
And report the following Committee Substitute for House
Bill No. 10:
Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 10:
An Act to repeal Sections 539 and 540 of the Revised Gen-
eral Statutes of Florida, relating to Rural School Inspectors.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Madison, Fuller,' Rbve (Manatee), Taylor,
Horne (Jackson), Larson, and Sturkie.
Nays--None.
Very Respectfully,
WM. M: .MADISON,
SChairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 10 together with Committee Substitute
for House Bill No. 10, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Also-
Mr. Madison, Chairman of the Committee on Education "A,"
reported that the Committee had considered the following
bill, and recommended that it not pass:.
House Bill No. 75:
A bill to be entitled An Act to require, the teaching of the
Constitution of Florida and the taxation laws of said State
in the Public Schools.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Madison, Fuller, Rowe,, Taylor, Horne (Jack-
son), Larson, and Sturkie.
Nays-None.
Very Respectfully,
WM. M. MADISON,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 75, contained in the above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Also-
Mr. A. H. Wentworth of Taylor County, Chairman of the
Committee on Education "B," submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 17, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Education "B," to whom was referred:
By Mr. Wentworth of Taylor-
House Bill No 228:
A bill to be entitled An Act repealing Chapter 10258, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1925, relating to teacher training in high
schools, and appropriations thereof, and providing for dispo-
sition of all the funds remaining to the; credit of Teacher
Training Fund at the end of the fiscal yekr, June 30. 1931.
Have had the same under consideratl6of and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Mitchel, Lewis, Hagan, Lee, and Wentworth.
Nays-Mr. Barrow.
Very Respectfully,
A. H. WENTWORTH,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 228, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ENGROSSED BILLS
Mr. Strom, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills,
submitted the following report:
House of Representatives
Tallahassee, Fla,, April 17th, 1931
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr. r.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was referred
(with amendment), after second reading:
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 9:
To create a commission to be known as the Century of Pro-



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gress. Chicago World Fair Centennial, 1933, Commission; pro-
viding for its members, rights and duties.
Have carefully examined same, and find amendment to same
qQrrectlyengrossed, and return same herewith.
Very respectfully,
S. H. STROM,
.Chairman of Committee.
,And4 Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 9, contained in the
above report, was ordered certified to the Senate.
SAlso-
Mr. Strom, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills,
submitted the following report:
House of Representatives
Tallahassee, Fla., April 17th, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee: on Engrossed Bills, to whom was referred
(with amendments), after third reading:
House Bill, No. 37:
A, bill to be entitled An Act providing that all county tax
collectors in the State of Florida shall keep the tax books open
for the collection of taxes until the fifteenth day of June, 1931.
Have carefully examied same, and find same correctly en-
grossed, and return same herewith.
Very respectfully,
S. H. STROM,
Chairman of Committee.
And, House Bill. No. 37, contained in the above report, was
referred. oo the Committee on Enrolled Bills.

RE PORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS
Mr. Beasley, of .Hernando County, Chairman of the Joint
Committee on Enrolled Bills on the part of the House of Rep-
resentatives, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives
Tallahassee, Fla., April 17th, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was referred:
House Concurrent Resolution No. 4:
Providing that the people of Florida be requested in the in-
terest of themselves and of their state-wide communities to
ealli to. the attention of each other and the nation the worth
and value of Florida produces.
Also-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 5:
"Providing that the 'representatives of the people of Florida
accept with appreciation the Greek flag sent by the President
of the Republic of Greece as a token common ideals.
Have carefully examined same. and finm same correctly en-
rolled and herewith present the same for the signatures of the
Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Very respA :full,
ISOM BEASLEY,
Chairman or the Joint Committee on Enrolled
Bills on the Part of the House of Representatives
The Resolutions contained in the above report were there-
upon .duly signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House
of Representatives in open session, and ordered referred to the
Chairman of the Committee on. Enroll Bills on the part of
thl? House of Representatives to be conveyed to the Senate for
the signature. of the Ptesident and Secretary thereof.
REPORT OF LEGISLATIVE EXPENSE COMMITTEE
Mr. M. Lee, .of Highlands County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Legislative Expense, submitted the following report:
Hon. E. Clay Lewis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir
Your Committee on Legislative Expense convened at the
first meeting on April 13th, at six o'clock, which meeting ad-
journed from time to time until April 15th, at which time said
meeting was concluded with the following recommendations:
1 Ri appears that 80 stenographers, typists and verifiers
have been certified and employed by the Efficiency Committee,
we recommend that no further employment be made.
2. That no party not a bong fide citizen and resident of the



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State of Florida be employed as attache in the House of Rep-
resentatives That an investigation of residence and citizen-
ship of those now employed be made and should it be found
that any non-resident has been certified that the same be im-
mediately stricken from the list or discharged, as the case
may be.
3. We recommend that the attaches be paid the same per
diem as provided under the Act of Legislature of Florida,
1929; same being $6.00 perday from the date they report for
service for all except pages, who shall receive $4.00 per day
from the date they report for service.
We recommend that the bill of Mr. Kaufman for the sum of
$325.00 for repair of 65 typewriters, at the price of $5.00 per
typewriter, which bill was authorized and approved by the
Sergeant-at-Arms, be paid.
4. We recommend that in the interest of economy the
House of Representatives resolve itself into a committee of a
whole for at least two afternoons a week for the purpose of
hearing read in full and discussed by the proponents thereof,
all bills pending before the House, touching the subjects of
Banking, Finance and Taxation, Education, Appropriations,
Public Officials and Salaries and other bills affecting subjects
of major importance of the State of Florida, as may be intro-
duced, thus eliminating the necessity of publishing a great
number of bills touching the same subject for the information
of the members of the House.
Very respectfully,
J. M. LEE,
Chairman Expense Committee.
Mr. Lee of Highlands moved that the report be adopted.
Mr. Westbrook moved as a substitute that the report be
again referred to the Committee on Legislative Expense.
Pending consideration thereof Mr. Watson offered as an
amendment to the substitute motion the following:
After the word recommendation, add "Upon special motion
and during the month of April."
Mr. Watson moved that the amendment to the substitute
motion be adopted.
Mr. Caldwell moved that the amendment be laid on. the
table.
Which was agreed to.
The question then referred to the substitute motion to refer
the report again to the Committee on'Legislative Expense.
The roll call being demanded on the substitute motion to
refer the report back to the Committee on Legislative Expense,
upon the call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews, Barrow, Black, Bled-
soe, Booth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Caldwell, Chapman, Coffee,
Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, .Durrance, Goff, Harrell, Holmes,
Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Lindler,
Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist),
Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Parker, Robineau, Sapp,
Shackelford, Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Trammell (Brevard), Walker, Westbrook, Wester, Wood, Zim.
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Nays-Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Bass, Beasley. Bloodworth.
Burnett, Chappell, Elliott, Fuller, Home 'Madison', Larson,
Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee) Lewis, (Palm Beach', Lowe,
Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Poppell, Prine, Rob-
erts, Rowe, Rogers, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Sturkie, Tomasello,
Wainwright, Ward, Watson, Wentworth, West, Whitman,
Wicker, Yearty-36.
The motion to refer the report back to the Committee on
Legislative Expense was agreed to.
Mr. Tomasello moved that a committee of three be appoint-
ed to send a telegram to General A. H. Blanding of Bartow,
inviting him to appear on the rostrum with General Sunm-
merall when he addresses the Legislature.
Which was agreed.
The following Communication from the Governor was re-
ceived:

STATE OF FLORIDA-EXECUTIVE CHAMBER
TALLAHASSEE
April 17, 1931.
Gentlemen of the Legislature:
In pursuance of the requirement of Section 11 of Article
IV of the State Constitution, I have the honor to transmit
herewith a report covering "every case of fine or forfeiture
remitted, or reprieve, pardon or commutation granted, stat-
ing the name of the convict, the crime for which he was
convicted, the sentence, its date, and the date of its remission













commutation, pardon or reprieve" since the beginning of the
Extra Session of the Legislature of 1929.
DOYLE E. CARLTON, Governor.
Which was read.
Mr. Caldwell moved that the Governor's Message transmit-
ting the report of names of persons granted reprieves since
the Extra Session of Legislature 1929, be not spread upon
the Journal.
Which was agreed to.
House Bill No. 201 was recalled from the Committee on Ed-
ucation "A" and referred to the Committee on Finance and
Taxation.
The Speaker announced that Mr. Trammell (Brevard)
would be excused from attendance upon the House until Fri-
day, next week, for the purpose of attending Grand Lodge of
Florida F. and A. M.
Mr. Horne (Jackson) moved that the Committee on Ap-
propriations be authorized to have two hundred copies of
House Bill No. 269 printed.
Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Mitchell moved that the Appropriation Committee be
authorized to have 300 copies of House Bill No. 269 printed
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Which was agreed to.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the rules be waived and
that House Bill No. 245 be now taken up for consideration.
Mr. Taylor moved as a substitute that consideration of
House Bill No. 245 be postponed until Monday.
Mr. Rogers moved that the substitute motion be laid on
the table.
Pending consideration thereof Mr. Lewis (Palm Beach)
moved that the House of Representatives do now adjourn un-
til 10 o'clock Monday morning.
Mr. McRory moved as a substitute that the House of Rep-
resentatives do now adjourn until 10 o'clock Saturday morn-
ing.
Which was not agreed to.
The question then reverted to the motion to adjourn until
10 o'clock Monday morning.
Mr. Westbrook moved as a substitute that the House of
Representatives do now adjourn until 2 o'clock Monday after-
noon.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon at 12:10 o'clock P. M. the House of Represent-
atives stood adjourned until 2 o'clock Monday afternoon,
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MONDAY, APRIL 20, 1931

The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2 o'clock not it is possible to reduce the expenditures of the University
P. M. of Florida, Florida State College for Women, and the Main-
The roll was called and the following members answered to tenance of Lunatics.
their names: Whereas, the tax burden has become so great that it has.
Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Barrow, become the general topic of conversation and editorial com-
Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, ment, and,
Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, Whereas, the Legislative Body is directly answerable to the
Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlay- tax payers of the State of Florida for the expenditure of the
son, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jackson), Public Funds, and,
Horne (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Kee- Whereas, three (3) of the largest amounts authorized to be
nedy, Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, spent are for the maintenance of the University of Florida,
Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist) Florida State College for Women and the Maintenance of
Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie, Lunatics, and,
McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Rob- Whereas, this Legislature will be called upon to make large
ineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, appropriations for said institutions, THEREFORE,
Strickland, Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, That a Committee of Five (5) be appointed to visit said
Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92. institutions at such times as the House is not in session and.
A quorum present. make a thorough inspection and investigation of the actual
Prayer by the Chaplain. needs of said institution under existing conditions and report
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with. to the Legislature their findings and recommendations.
The Journal of Friday, April 17th, was corrected, and as cor- Which was read.
rected, was approved. Mr. Lea (Manatee) moved the adoption of the Resolution.
The Journal of Friday, April 17th,was ordered corrected as Which was agreed to.
follows:
Mr. Watson moved that a committee of seven members of
By Mr. Holmes of Lee- the House of Representatives be appointed by the Speaker of
"House Bill No. 258: the House to investigate the charges contained in the Articles
A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit live stock from of Impeachment against Ernest Amos, State Comptroller.
running or roaming at large within the following territorial Which was agreed to.
limits of Lee County, in the State of Florida, and providing Thereupon the Speaker appointed on such committee,.
for the enforcement of this Act and' for the impounding of Messrs Robineau, Chairman Sapp Vice-Chairman Andrews,
live stock found running or roaming at large in said portion Mes. Robnea Ch an SappVe-Chairman, Andrews,
of Lee County in the State of Florida, and providing that Westbrook, Kanner, Kelly, and Chapman. ved and that
persons damaged by such live stock running or roaming at enate Mr. Westbrook moved that the rules benow taken u and considered
large may recover damages therefore and providing a penalty Which was agreed to.
for the violation of the provisions of this Act gnd for the was agree
taking effect of said Act. SENATE MESSAGES
Which bill was read the first time by its title, and had SENATE MESSAGES
attached to same when introduced in the House of Representa- The following message from the Senate was received:
tives the following proof of publication which was ordered to Senate Chamber,
be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Represen- Tallahassee, Fla., April 16, 1931.
tatives: Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,



AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF LEE.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared Jim
C. Clements, who on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm)
that he has knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a
notice stating the substance of a contemplated law or pro-
posed bill relating to prohibiting live stock from running at
large in certain territorial limits in Lee County, Florida, as
described in the bill, has been published at least thirty days
prior to this date, by being printed in the issue of March 9,
1931, of the Fort Myers Press, a newspaper published in Lee
County, Florida; that a copy of the notice that has been pub-
lished as aforesaid and also this affidavit of proof of publica-
tion are attached to the proposed bill or contemplated law, and
such copy of the notice so attached is by reference made a
part of this affidavit.
JIM C. cLEMENTS,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 17th day of April,
FRANK WEBB,
1931.
(SEAL)
Notary Public. State of Florida.
My commission expires March 8, 1934.
SAnd the House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the evidence that said bill has been published in com-
pliance with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has
been established in this Legislature.
And the bill was referred to the Committee on Local Bills,
first district.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs Lea and Rowe of Manatee-
House Resolution No. 37:
A Resolution for investigating and ascertaining whether or



Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has adopted-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 6:
A Concurrent Resolution inviting General Charles P. Sum-
merall to address the Legislature at 11:00 A. M. April 22, 1931.
With Amendment as follows:
Add:
Be it further Resolved that the Governor and all members
of the Cabinet together .with the Justices of the Supreme
Court be and they are hereby invited to be present on the
occasion herein by this Resolution provided for and that the
Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Clerk of the House of
Representatives be and they are hereby instructed to com-
municate such invitation to the Governor and the several
members of the Cabinet and to the Justices of the Supreme
Court.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the House of Representatives
do concur in the Senate Amendment to House Concurrent
Resolution No. 6.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Ward moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort Hon. Joe Sears, former Congressman from the 4th
District to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed on such Committee
Messrs. Ward, Blount and Kendrick who escorted Mr. Sears
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By Messrs. Stone, Walker, Kendrick, Moon, and Burnett-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 7:
A Resolution making it the duty of all heads of depart-
ments in the State Government having the power of employ-
ment to give preference in selecting employees to citizens and
residents of the State of Florida.
BE IT RESOLVED By the House of Representatives, the
Senate concurring:
WHEREAS, It is reported that there are now and have
heretofore been people employed in some departments of the
State Government who are not citizens and residents of the
State of Florida:
THEREFORE, Be it Resolved by the House of Representa-
tives, the Senate concurring, that it is the duty of all heads
of departments in the State Government having the pawer of
employment to give preference in selecting employees to citi-
zens and residents of the State of Florida.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all heads of the various
departments of the State Government be furnished with a
certified copy of this resolution.
Which was read.
Air. Stone moved that the rules be waived and House Con-
current Resolution No. 7 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 7 was read a second time.
Mr. Stone moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.

INTRODUCTION OF MEMORIALS

By Mr. Douglas of Putnam--
House Memorial No. 1:
A House Memorial proposing an investigation and survey
of the toll bridges on Federal highways.
WHEREAS, The great majority of the citizens of the United
States either directly or indirectly pay taxes for the support
of the Federal Government, and
WHEREAS, Citizens traveling upon Federal Highways are
greatly inconvenienced by being required to pay for the priv-
ilege of of passing over toll bridges on Federal Highways;
THEREFORE, Be it Resolved by the Legislature of the State
of Florida that the Congress of the United States of America
be, and hereby is memorialized to pass the necessary legisla-
tion looking to the investigation and survey of the toll bridges
on Federal Highways throughout the United States with a
view to making such toll bridges free.
BE IT RESOLVED Further, that United States Senators
Fletcher and Trammell, and Representatives Owen, Drane,
Green and Yon, are hereby most earnestly requested to extend
their efforts toward the accomplishment of the purpose of this
memorial, and that the Secretary of State of the State of
Florida be directed to transmit a copy of this memorial under
the Great Seal of the State to the President of the United
States, to the United States Congress, and to Florida's Sena-
tors and Representatives in Congress.
Was taken up.
Mr. Douglass moved that the rules be waived and House
Memorial No. 1 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Memorial No. 1 was read a second time.
Mr. Douglas moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Memorial No. 1 be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Memorial No. 1 was read a third time in full.
Mr. Mathews of Duval moved that House Memorial No. 1
be referred to the House Committee on Resolutions.
Which was agreed to.
The following communication and resolution accompanying
same were read for information of the House:

BRADENTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Bradenton, Florida, April 17th, 1931.
Hon. A. B. Rowe,
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla.
Dear Mr. Rowe:
We are enclosing you herewith copy 6f a resolution adopted
by the Bradenton Chamber of Commerce at their meeting on
April 6th, and request that you as our Representative support
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properly presented to the State Legislature for their considera-
tion.
Yours very truly,
BRADENTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
A. R. Jones, Secretary.
Mr. Kanner asked that his name be dropped from the
committee which was appointed by the Speaker to investigate
charges contained in the Articles of Impeachment against Mr.
Amos.
There being no objection, the name was ordered dropped
from the committee.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Kehoe and Chappell, of Dade.
House Bill No. 276:
A bill to be entitled An Act recognizing, re-establishing and
continuing the Civil Court of Record of Dade County, Florida,
providing for the judges thereof and for clerical assistants and
office expenses and fixing the term and providing for the
compensation of such judges, and fixing the jurisdiction of
said court.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Local Bills 4th District.
By Mr. Bledsoe, of Hillsborough.
House Bill No. 277:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1 of Chapter
10040, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925, being Section 894 of the
Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, as amended by Chap-
ter 14572, Acts of 1929, Laws of Florida, relating to and con-
cerning taxation and providing for the priority of taxes im-
posed by the State of Florida and the counties thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Lowe, of Hillsborough.
House Bill No. 278:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 18, 27, 28 and
31 of Chapter 11865, Acts of 1927, relating to building and loan
associations.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Building and Loan Associations.
By Mr. Smith, of Columbia.
House Bill No. 279:
A bill to be entitled An Act making it the duty of the At-
torney General of the State of Florida to act as attorney and
legal adviser of the State Road Department, the Railroad Com-
mission and the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of
the State of Florida, from and after July 1, 1931, and repeal-
ing all laws or parts of laws in conflict therewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr Smith, of Columbia.
House Bill No. 280:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the distribution of
the public free school fund and the State school fund and fix-
ing how it shall be expended and defining certain terms in
connection therewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Education "A."
By Mr. Smith of Columbia-
House Bill No. 281:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the levy of special
license tax on amusements in the State of Florida; defining
what are amusements within the meaning of this Act; pro-
viding for the collection of taxes imposed hereby and making
appropriation of the same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Moon of Citrus-
House Bill No. 282:
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, designate and estab-
lish certain State road, to authorize, empower and direct the
State Road Department to construct and maintain said road.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Page of Escambia-
House Bill No. 283:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating a materialmen's and
Labormen's lien and requiring contractor to furnish names of
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tain funds of contractor for payment of labor and materials.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "D."
By Mr. Moon of Citrus-
House Bill No. 284:
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, designate and estab-
lish certain State Road, to authorize, empower and direct the
State Road Department to construct and maintain said road.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Mathews of Duval-
Hous.e Bill No. 285:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the State Road De-
partment and authorizing suits at Law and in Equity to be
brought and maintained by and against the State Road De-
partment on any claim which has arisen since June 7, 1923,
under contract for work done, or which may hereafter arise
under contract for work done, and limiting the time within
which such suits may be brought.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred .to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Messrs. Mathews, Madison, and Blount of Duval-
House Bill No. 286:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide a Board of Public
Instruction for Duval County, Florida, consisting of five mem-
bers, having certain qualifications; to provide for their nomi-
nation and election; to fix their terms of office; to eliminate
their salaries; and to confirm their powers and duties as pre-
scribed by General Law, except as otherwise provided in this
Act.
Which bill was read the first time by its title, and had
attached to same when introduced in the House of Repre-
sentatives the following proof of publication which was ordered
to be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Rep-
resentatives:
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF DUVAL.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared Lee
Guest, who on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm) that he
has knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a notice
stating the substance of a contemplated law or proposed bill
relating to an Act to provide a Board of Public Instruction
for Duval County. Florida, consisting of five members, having
certain qualifications; to fix their, etc., has been published
at least thirty days prior to this date, by being printed in the
issue of March 9, 1931, of the Florida Times-Union, a news-
paper published in Duval County, Florida; that a copy of the
notice that has been published as aforesaid and also this
affidavit of proof of publication are attached to the proposed
bill or contemplated law, and such copy of the notice so at-
tached is by reference made a part of this affidavit.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10th day of April,
1931.
(SEAL) LEE GUEST.
SOPHIE KRAMER,
Notary Public, State of Florida.
My commission expires March 14, 1934.
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the evidence that said bill has been published in compli-
ance with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has
been established in this Legislature.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And the bill was referred to the Committee on Local Bills,
4th District.
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 287:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Poll Tax liability
and its collection.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Primary Elections.
By Mr. Blount of Duval-
House Bill No. 288:
A bill to be entitled An Act prescribing the effect of the
presence of pleas of set-off and other pleas upon the dis-
missal of actions at Law and fixing the method of computa-
tion of limitations in such cases
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."



By Mr. Blount of Duval-
House Bill No. 289:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 4294 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida 1920, as amended by
Section 3 of Chapter 12055, Acts of 1927, Laws of Florida,
being Section 6254 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida
1927, relating to reserve fund and surplus to be maintained
by reciprocal or inter-insurance exchanges.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Blount of Duval-
House Bill No. 290:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 12081, Laws
of Florida, entitled "An Act to amend Section 2853 of the Re-
vised General Statutes of the State of Florida, relating to Lis
Pendens and the operation and effect thereof, and to provide
for the application of the provisions and requirements of this
amendment to suits now pending in which Lis Pendens has
been filed."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Mr. Bledsoe of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 291:
A bill to be entitled An Act to require Clerks of Circuit
Courts: Clerks of Civil Courts of Record and Clerks of Coun-
ty Courts in the State of Florida to record subpoenas in
Chancery and Summons Ad Respondendum, together with the
return of service thereon in a record book to be kept for that
purpose; to provide a form for such record book; to provide
recording fees and to provide the legal effect of such record.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Mr. Bledsoe of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 292:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 6571, 6572,
and 6573 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida 1927, re-
lating to Corporation.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Corporations.
By Mr. Bledsoe of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 293:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 6021 and
6023 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida 1927, relating
to Corporations.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Corporations.
By Mr. Kanner of Martin-
House Bill No. 294:
A bill to be entitled An Act in provide for the levy of an
Inheritance and Estate Tax in the State of Florida on the
Decedents dying after November 4, 1930, whether a resident
or non-resident of the State of Florida, but prior to the tak-
ing effect of the General Inheritance and Estate Tax Law en-
acted at the 1931 session of the Legislature; providing for
the method of computing and collecting the same and for the
enforcement thereof, and for the disposition of the revenues
therefrom; and providing for the refund to taxpayers of any
taxes collected under this Act which may be disallowed as a
credit on Federal Estate Taxes collected on the same estate.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Kennedy of Lake-
House Bill No. 295:
A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the practice of Den-
tistry, Dental Surgery and Dental Hygienne in the State of
Florida, and to provide penalties for the violation of any of
the Provisions of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.

By Mr. Madison of Duval-
House Bill No. 296:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections one, two,
three, five and six of Chapter 13663, Laws of Florida, Acts
of 1929, entitled "An Act relating to Insurance Agents or
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such Insurance Agents or Solicitors; to provide for the revoca-
tion or suspension of such licenses; to provide penalties for
violation of any provision of this Act; and to repeal all other
laws in conflict with this Act." Providing for a Qualification
Tax; providing for a fund to be known as the "Agents Qual-
ification Fund and providing for the disposition of such fund.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on on Insurance.

By Mr. Parker of Leon-
House Bill No. 297:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Section 4299 of the
Revised General Statutes Of Florida, 1920, being Section 6295
of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, relating to
authorizing and regulating certain classes of indemnity con-
tracts, empowering corporations to make such contracts and
fixing certain fees and the penalty for the violation thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Messrs. Kelly, Dann, Booth, Watson, Bledsoe and Coffee-
House Bill No. 298:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Sections 8087 and 8088
of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, being the same
as Sections 5846 and 5847 respectively of the Revised General
Statutes, 1920, and to repeal Chapter 14545 of the Acts of 1929,
relating to maintaining and using diving suits, helmets and
other apparatus used by deep sea divers.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Fisheries.
By Mrs. Fuller of Orange-
House Bill No. 299:
A bill to be entitled An Act to legalize, validate and confirm
all assessments and liens for paving, sewer, sidewalk and other
improvements ,and all assessment rolls of the city of Orlando,
Florida, made and compiled since the incorporation of said
ciLy, and all of said assessments levied by said city of Orlando,
Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Local Bills, fourth district.
By Mr. Albury of Monroe-
House Bill No. 300:
A bill to be entitled An Act to establish a volunteer firemen's
pension fund for the members of the Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment of the City of Key West, and provide for the payment of
a pension to certain volunteer members of said fire depart-
ment.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Local Bills, fourth district.
By Messrs. Rowe and Lea of Manatee-
House Bill No. 301:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and directing the
State Board of Law Examiners to issue a duplicate certificate
to practice law to Theodore L. Ford.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "D."
By Messrs. Rowe and Lea of Manatee-
House Bill No. 302:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing the admission to the
practice of law of Janna Tucker.
Reported favorably by Committee on Judiciary D.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "D."
By Mr. Aulbry of Monroe-
House Bill No. 303:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the city council of
the city of Key West by ordinance to levy and collect a fee
from the occupants of premises in said city for furnishing the
service of removing and disposing of trash and I or garbage
and limiting the fee to be charged for such service; and au-
thorizing said city council to pass ordinances to institute and
maintain a system for the carrying into effect the levy and
collection of such fee; and providing that such fees collected
shall be placed in a special fund and limiting the purposes for
which such fees may be used or expended.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Local Bills, fourth district.
By Mr. Albury of Monroe-
House Bill No. 304:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 73 of Chapter
8290, Acts of 1919, Laws of Florida, being an act entitled, "An
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government and prescribe its jurisdiction and powers; and re-
pealing Chapter 5812, Laws of 1907, and amendatory Acts
thereof." In relation to elections; and repealing laws in con-
flict to the extent of such conflict.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Local Bill 4th District.

By Mr. Albury, of Monroe.
House Bill No. 305:
A bill to be entitled An Act approving, confirming and vali-
dating all compromises, adjustments, abatements, rebates and
waivers of interest heretofore effected, made and allowed by
the City Council of the City of Key West or by the Tax Ad-
justment Committee of baid city and/or by the officers of said
city in the collection of taxes on real and personal property
and special improvement assessments for street paving and/or
sidewalks; conferring on the city council of the City of Key
West authority from time to time by resolution to waive the
collection of interest that may be due on any taxes assessed
on real and personal property and on special improvement
assessments for street paving and/or sidewalks.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Local Bills 4th District.
By Mr. Albury, of Monroe.
House Bill No. 306:
A bill to be entitled An Act empowering and authorizing the
City Council of the City of Key West to authorize the accept-
ance of municipal bonds of said city at the face value thereof,
with accrued interest, issued, sold, outstanding and unpaid, ex-
cepting revenue bonds, in payment of taxes assessed by said
city against any lot or plot of land and improvements thereon,
for the year 1929 and prior years, provided that at the time
of such acceptance all taxes assessed thereon by said city for
the year 1929 and prior years are paid in full, and provided
further that at the time of such acceptance all taxes assessed
thereon by said city for the year 1930 and subsequent years
are paid in full in United States currency.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Local Bills 4th District.
By Mr. Albury, of Monroe.
House Bill No. 307:
A bill to be entitled An Act empowering the City Council of
the City of Key West to regulate the licensing, bonding, opera-
tion and parking of public vehicles for hire and/or the owners
thereof and/or the drivers thereof and repealing all laws in
conflict.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Local Bills 4th District.
By Mrs. Fuller of Orange-
House Bill No. 308:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the City of Or-
lando, Florida, in the foreclosure of improvement liens, to in-
clude m such foreclosure several liens against several distinct
properties owned by the same person, firm or corporation, ir-
respective of other parties interested in such properties, and
to include any and all other parties interested in said prop-
erties in said suit, and providing for sale on foreclosure of
same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Local Bills 4th District.
By Mr. Albury of Monroe-
House Bill No. 309:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the number of members
of the Common Council of the City of Key West, and lrovid-
ing for the said Common Council to select one of their mem-
bers as Mayor of said city to hold office as such Mayor dur-
ing the pleasure of the said Common Council, and conferring
on the Mayor so selected all the rights, powers, duties, author-
ities and obligations' provided by law for the Mayor of the
said City of Key West, and providing for the submission of
the question of the approval and acceptance of this Act to
the qualified electors of said City at the General Election to
be held in the Year 1931 and further providing that if same
receives the approval of the majority of the qualified elec-
tors voting at said election, then the provisions of this Act
shall be put into effect commencing with the General City
Election in said city to be held in the year 1933; making it
the duty of the Common Council of said City to submit to
the qualified electors at the General Election in said City in
the year 1931 the question of whether or not the provisions
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substantial form for submitting the said question on the bal-
lot to be used at the said General Election in 1931.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Local Bills 4th District.
By Mr. Page of Escambia-
House Bill No. 310:
A bill to be entitled An Act limiting the hours of service
of persons in Restaurants, Cafes, Lunch Counters, Public Eat-
ing Places, Bakeries and Laundries, and forbidding the em-
ployment of certain persons in such places.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Labor.
By Messrs. Bass and Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 311:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating the Bureau of Crim-
inal Identification and Investigation; providing for the ap-
pointment of a Superintendent thereof, together with office
help, a board of three members to constitute said Bureau, de-
fining their duties and powers; and making an appropriation
for the salaries and expenses connected therewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "E".
By Messrs. Bass and Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 312:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 10997, Spec-
ial Acts of 1925, entitled: "An Act to incorporate a special
taxing district in Palm Beach County, Florida, to be known
as the Gladeview Road and Bridge District," and to provide
for the refunding of any taxes heretofore paid by reason of
said Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Local Bills 4th District.
By Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 313:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 2936 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida, 1920, being Section 4656,
of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, relating to ad-
verse possession without color of title; and requiring the pay-
ment of taxes by adverse possession.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "E".
By Messrs. Bass and Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 314:
A bill to be entitled An Act empowering the Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners of Palm Beach County, Florida, to provide
for the re-registration of all voters of Palm Beach County,
who intend to vote or qualify for voting in any General or
Primary Election to be held in the Year A. D. 1932 or subse-
quent years thereafter.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Local Bills 4th District.
By Mr. Bloodworth of Polk-
House Bill No. 315:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit the procuring on
consignment or giving worthless checks for fruit, melons,
vegetables, butter, eggs, poultry, strawberries, citrus fruits or
other farm, orchard or dairy products in this State and to
fix the punishment for a violation of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."
By Messrs. Bass and Lewis of Palm Beach-
HouSe Bill No. 316:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 13219 of the
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1927, being An Act entitled: "An
Act to amend Chapter 11000, Laws of Florida, being An Act
entitled: 'An Act creating and constituting a Special Road
and Bridge District in Palm Beach County, Florida, known
and designated as Cross-State Highway Bridge District; pro-
viding for a Board of Supervisors of said District; authorizing
the construction of roads and bridges in said District and
providing for a Board of Supervisors to enter into contract
therefore; authorizing and making provision for levy and col-
lection of a tax for maintenance of such roads and bridges
and to pay any bond issue of such roads and bridge District;
authorizing the issuance of bonds; and relating to the powers
and duties of said Road and Bridge District and said super-
visors of said Road and Bridge District.'"
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Local Bills 4th District.



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By Mr. Poppell of St. Lucie-
House Bill No. 317:
A bill to be entitled An Act to relieve P. C. Eldred, Clerk
of Circuit Court of St. Lucie County, and his sureties from
liability because of failure of said clerk to report and account
for receipts for making abstracts of title.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "E."
By Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 318:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the issuance of automobile
license plates to officers and enlisted men of the United States
Army, Navy and Marine Corps while on active duty in the
State of Florida, and providing for the charges to be made
for same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
By Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 319:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to fees of constables.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on County Officials.
By Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 320:
A bill to be entitled An Act to fix, define and establish the
corporate limits of the City of Delray Beach, a municipal
corporation now existing in Palm Beach County, Florida; and
excluding certain lands from its present limits; and providing
the manner and method of collecting taxes against the lands
excluded and providing when said Act shall take effect.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Local Bills 4th District.
By Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 321:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of C. F. Cook, a
blind man of West Palm Beach, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 322:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2933 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida, 1920, being Section 4653,
of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, relating to
actions founded on the title to real property.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "E."
By Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 323:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the fees of a justice
of the peace.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on County Officials.
By Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 324:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 2934 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida, 1920, being Section 4654
of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, relating to
possession of legal owner of real estate.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Commtitee on Judiciary "E."
By Mr. Prine of Polk-
House Bill No. 325:
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare a slot machine or
vending machine to be a gambling device or implement, to
prohibit the lease, loan, sale, rent, distribution, use mainten-
ance, keeping or operation thereof, for purposes of gambling;
and providing penalties for violation thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "E."
By Mr. Prine of Polk-
House Bill No. 326:
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare a punch board to be a
gambling device or implement, to prohibit the lease, loan, sale,
rent, distribution, use, maintenance, keeping or operation
thereof, for purposes of gambling; and providing penalties for
violation thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
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REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS
Mr. Beasley of Hennando County, Chairman of the Joint
Committee on Enrolled Bills on the Part of the House of Rep-
resentatives, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives
Tallahassee, Fla., April 20, 1931
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
House Bill No. 37:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that all county tax
collectors in the State of Florida shall keep the tax books open
for the collection of taxes until the 15th day of June, A. D.
1931.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly en-
rolled and herewith present the same for the signatures of the
Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Very respectfully,
ISOM BEASLEY,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled
Bills on the Part of the House of Representatives
The bill contained in the above report was thereupon duly
signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Rep-
resentatives in open session, and ordered referred to the Chair-
man of the Committee on Enrolled Bills on the part of the
House of Representatives to be conveyed to the Senate for
the signatures of the President and Secretary thereof.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Mr. Peter Tomasello, Jr. Chairman of the Committee on
County Officials, reported that the Committee had considered
the following bill, and recommended that it do pass:
House Bill No. 4:
A bill to be entitled An Act with reference to bonds of coun-
ty officials, authorizing and making it the duty of the board
of county commissioners to fix the amount of the bond of each
county officer of the several counties of the state.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Tomasello, Brown, Horne, Keen, Mathews,
and Watson.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
PETER TOMASELLO, Jr.,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 4, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. John D. Trammell, Chairman of the Committee on
Claims, reported that the Committee had considered the fol-
lowing bills, and recommended that they pass-
House Bill No. 73:
An Act for the relief of Gus A: Soderlind, of Escambia Coun-
ty, Florida.

House Bill No. 87:
An Act for the relief of J. L. Kilgore, Manatee County, Flor-
ida.

House Bill No. 112:
An Act for the relief of E. G. Cunningham, individually, and
as Sheriff of Pinellas County, Florida.
House Bill No. 131:
An Act to authorize the Comptroller of the State of Florida
to refund to H. C. Lister of Gulf County, Florida, the sum of
Ninety-Four Dollars and Thirty-Four Cents ($94.34) Taxes er-
roneously paid on the West One-Half (W/2) of North-East
Quarter (NE/4) and East One-Half (E1/2) of North-West
Quarter (NW), Section Seventeen (17) Township Seven South
(TWP. 7) Range Eight (R8) West, for the years 1918, 1920,
1921 and 1922, and making appropriation therefore.
House Bill No. 139:
An Act for the relief of W. R. Hunter as Sheriff of Hamilton
County, Florida.
House Bill No. 193:
An Act for the Relief of Wm. (Bill) Denton of Gulf County,
Florida.
House Bill No. 198:



An Act for the relief of W. A. Lewis, individually and as
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Hamilton County, Florida.
House Bill No. 202:
An Act for the relief of L. R. Highfill, Stanley S. Lichty,
and H. Crawford Ford, individually and as members of and
constituting the Board of Public Instruction for the County of
Brevard, State of Florida, on account of funds deposited in
the various depositories of said board which depositories have
been closed by order of the Comptroller of the State of Florida.

House Bill No. 229:
An Act for the relief of Ury Green Sapp, individually, and
as Tax Collector of Union County, Florida.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas: Messrs. Trammell, Lea, Goff, Brown and Shackelford.
Nays: None.
Very respectfully,
JOHN D. TRAMMELL,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bills Nos. 73, 87, 112, 131, 139, 193, 198, 202 and
229, contained in the above report, were placed on the Calen-
dar of Bills on Second Reading.

Mr. B. K. Bullard, of Polk County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Public Printing, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 20, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Public Printing, to whom was referred:
House Bill No. 130:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1305 of the
Revised General Statutes of the State of Florida relating to
Contracts for Public Printing, the same being Section 1981 of
the Compiled General Laws of Florida.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas: Messrs. Moon, of Marion, Barrow, Kendrick, Finlay-
Sson, and Bullard.
Nays: None.
Very respectfully,
B. K. BULLARD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 130, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second Reading.

Mr. A. P. Goff, Chairman of the Committee on Aviation, re-
ported that the Committee had considered the following bill
and recommended that it pass:
House Bill No. 268:
An Act to provide 'for the establishment, preparation and
'maintenance of Intermediate Aviation Landing Fields in the
State of Florida by the Road Department of the State of Flor-
ida; to authorize counties and municipalities in the State of
Florida to acquire by purchase, eminent domain, or otherwise,
sites for the establishment of such aviation landing fields and
to convey same to the State of Florida for such purpose, and
to authorize and empower the Board of Trustees of the Inter-
nal Improvement Fund to dedicate, set apart or convey sites
for such aviation landing fields to the State of Florida, or to
exchange lands belonging to said trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Fund so as to acquire for the State of Florida suit-
able Intermediate Aviation Landing Fields; and to authorize
the State Road Department to cooperate with the United
States Department of Commerce in the matter of laying out
airways and landing fields.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas: Messrs. Goff, McCrory, Trammell, Booth, Chappell
and Kendrick.
Nays: None.
Very respectfully,
A. P. GOFF,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 268, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second Reading.
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received:



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Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 17, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 155:
By Joint Committee on Finance and Taxation.
An Act to provide for the levy of Inheritance and Estate
Taxes in the State of Florida, prescribing the rates of such
taxes, and the method of computing and collecting same, pro-
viding for the enforcement thereof and for the disposition of
revenues therefrom, and impose penalties for the violation of
this Act.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 155, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the rules be waived and
that Senate Bill No. 155 be read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Tomasello moved as a substitute that Senate Bill No. 155
be read a second time in full.
Which substitute motion was agreed to and-
Senate Bill No. 155 was read a second time in full.
The speaker pro tem in the chair.
House Amendment No. 1:
Mr. Mathews, of Duval, offered the following amendment to
Senate Bill No. 155:
In Section 36, line 6, strike out the words "Clerk of the
Court" and insert in lieu thereof the following: "County
Judge."
Mr. Mathews (Duval), moved the adoption of the amend-
ment.
The amendment was agreed to.
House Amendment No. 2:

Mr. Mathews, of Duval, offered the following amendment to
Senate Bill No. 155.
Strike all of Section 40, and insert in lieu thereof the fol-
lowing: It is hereby declared to be the purpose and intent of
this Act to provide for the levy and collection of taxes upon in-
heritances and for the levy of an estate tax not exceeding in
aggregate the amounts which may, by any law of the United
States, be allowed to be credited against or deducted from any
similar tax upon inheritances or taxes on estates assessed or
levied by the United States on the same subject.
Mr. Mathews (Duval), moved the adoption of the amend-
ment.
The amendment was agreed to.
House Amendment No. 3:
Messrs. P. Tomasello, Okeechobee, and J. H. Coffee, DeSoto,
offered the following amendment to Senate Bill No. 155:
In Section 42 strike out all of Section 42 and insert in lieu
thereof the following:
Section 42. All taxes levied and collected under this act
shall be paid into the Treasury of the State of Florida, and
when so paid into the Treasury shall be applicable;
First, to payment of all costs and expenses incurred by the
Comptroller of the State of Florida, acting as Commissioner
of Revenue in the enforcement of this act, and all amounts
necessary to meet and pay such costs and expenses time after
time are hereby appropriated and made available for that pur-
pose, and such costs and expenses, including any amount
which may be necessary to make refunds of taxes as provided
for in this act shall be paid out on vouchers drawn and ap-
proved by the Comptroller upon the State Treasury of the
State of Florida, who is required to pay the same;
Second, to the credit of the County School Fund and shall be
distributed among the several counties of the State as may be
provided by law.
Mr. Tomasello moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Mathews (Duval), moved that the amendment be laid on
the table.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to lay the
amendment on the table, upon the call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Albury, Bass, Black, Bledsoe, Booth, Blount,
Brock, Brown, Bullard, Chapman, Chappell, Dann, Douglas,
Fuller, Goff, Holmes, Kehoe, Kelly, Kennedy, Lewis (Palm
Beach), Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Moon



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(Marion), Morton, McKenzie, Page, Parker, Robineau, Shack-
elford, Sledge, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Trammell (Calhoun), Walker, Ward, Watson, Westbrook,
Wood-43.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Barrow,
Beasley, Bloodworth, Burnett, Caldwell, Coffee, Collier, Davis,
Elliott, Finlayson, Harrell, Home (Jackson), Home (Madison),
Kanner, Keen, Kendrick, Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lindler,
Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchel, Moon (Citrus), McRory, Nord-
man, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Smith,
Steed, Stewart, Tomasello, Wainwright, Warner, Wentworth,
Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Yearty, Zim-46.
The motion to lay the amendment on the table was not
agreed to.
The Speaker in the chair.

EXPLANATION OF VOTE

I vote aye because I do not think that the needs of the
public free schools should have to look to such an indefinite
source of revenue as an inheritance tax. I believe that if the
amendment should pass there would be a feeling on the part
of the membership of this House that the schools would be
taken care of by such measure and that such would act to the
detriment of the schools when we come to consider other
sources of revenue for the public schools.
ERNEST E. MASON,
Escambia County.
The question then reverted to the motion to adopt the
amendment.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to adopt the
amendment, upon the call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr Speaker; Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Barrow,
Beasley, Bloodworth, Brown, Burnett, Caldwell, Coffee, Collier,
Davis, Elliott, Finlayson, Goff, Harrell, Home (Jackson),
Horne (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Larson, Lea (Manatee),
Lindler, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchel, Moon (Citrus), Mc-
Rory, Nordman, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Smith, Steed, Stewart, Tomasello, Trammell (Calhoun),
Wainwright, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, Wester, West,
Whitman, Wicker, Yearty, Zim-4-j.
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Bass, Black, Bledsoe, Booth, Blount,
Brock, Bullard, Chapman, Chappell, Dann, Douglas, Fuller,
Holmes, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Lewis (Palm
Beach), Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Moon (Mar-
ion), Morton, McKenzie, Page, Parker, Robineau, Shackelford,
Sledge, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague, Walker,
Ward, Westbrook, Wood-41.
The motion to adopt House Amendment No. 3 to Senate Bill
No. 155 was agreed to.
And the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Mathews moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 155 be read a third time in full, as
amended, and placed upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote;
And Senate Bill No. 155, as amended, was read a third time
in full.
Upon the call of 6he roll on the final passage of Senate Bill
No. 155 the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews,
Barrow, Bass, Beasley, Black, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock,
Brown, Bullara, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, Cof-
fee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Elliott, FiLlayson, Fuller,
Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jackson), Horne (Madi-
son), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson,
Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler,
Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist),
Mitchel. Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie,
McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Rob-
ineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed,
Strickland, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Tomasello, Trammell (Cal-.
houn), Wainwright, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wester, West,
Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-80.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
And the same was ordered referred to the Committee on
Engrossed Bills.
Mr. Mathews (Duval), moved that the rules be further
waived and that Senate Bill No. 155 be immediately certified
to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 155 was ordered immediately certified
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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ENGROSSED BILLS
Mr. Strom, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills,
submitted the following report:
House of Representatives
Tallahassee, Fla., April 20, 1931
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was referred
(with amendments), after third reading:
Senate Bill No. 155:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the levy of inher-
itance and estate taxes in the State of Florida, prescribing
the rates of such taxes, and the method of computing and col-
lecting same, providing for the enforcement thereof and for
the disposition of revenues therefrom, and imposing penalties
for the violation of this Act.
Have carefully exami-ed same, and find amendments to
same correctly engrossed, and return same herewith.
Very respectfully,
S. H. STROM,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 155, together with amendments, con-
tained in the above report, was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Strom, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills,
submitted the following report:
House of Representatives
Tallahassee, Fla., April 20, 1931
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was referred
(with amendments), after second reading:
Concurrent Resolution No. 6:
A Concurrent Resolution inviting General Charles P. Sum-
merall to address the Legislature at 11:00 A. M. April 22, 1931.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly en-
grossed, and return same herewith.
Very respectfully,
S. H. STROM,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 6, contained in the
above report, was ordered certified to the Senate.
The speaker pro tem in the chair.
Mr. Kanner moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 294 be now taken up and considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
House Bill No. 294:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the levy of an
inheritance and estate tax in the State of Florda on the
estates of decedents dying after November 4, 1930, whether
a resident or nonresident of the State of Florida, but prior
to the taking effect of the General Inheritance and Estate
Tax Law enacted at the 1931 session of the Legislature; pro-
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and for the enforcement thereof, and for the disposition of
the revenues therefrom; and providing for the refund to tax-
payers of any taxes collected under this Act which may be
disallowed as a credit on Federal estate taxes collected on
the same estate.
Was taken up.
Mr. Kanner moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 294 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 294 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Kanner moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 294 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 294 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews,
Barrow, Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth,
Blount, Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman,
Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Elliott, Fin-
layson, Fuller, Goff, Harrell, Holmes, Home (Jackson), Home
(Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy,
Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe,
Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist),
Mitchel, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Mrion), Morton, McKenzie,
McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Rob-
ineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed,
Strickland, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Tram-
mell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Watson, Went-
worth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,
Yearty, Zim-87.
Nays-None.
Mr. Watson moved that the vote by which his motion of
today authorizing the Speaker to appoint a committee com-
posed of seven members of the House of Representatives to
investigate charges contained in the Articles of Impeachment
against Honorable Ernest Amos, State Comptroller, be now
reconsidered.
Which was agreed to.
The vote was duly reconsidered.
Mr. Watson moved that the Speaker appoint a committee
of nine members of the House of Representatives to investi-
gate charges contained in the Articles of Impeachment against
Honorable Ernest Amos, State Comptroller.
Which was agreed to.
The Speaker announced that Mr. Lee of Highlands would
be excused from attendance upon the House for today:
Mr. Elliott asked unanimous consent to withdraw House
Bill No. 24.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the rules be waived and that
the House of Representatives do now adjourn until 10 o'clock
tomorrow morning.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon at 5:37 o'clock P. M. the House of Representa-
tives stood adjourned until 10 o'clock A. M., Tuesday, April 21st.



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TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 1931



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10 o'clock
A. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Barrow
Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount,
Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chap-
pell, Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott,
Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell. Holmes, Horne
(Jackson), Horne (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly,
Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm
Beach), Lindler, Lowe. Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval),
Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchel, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Mar-
ion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker,
Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers,
Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland,
Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Teague. Tomasello, Trammell
(Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson,
Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker,
Wood, Yearty, Zim-93.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Journal of Monday, April 20th, was corrected and as
corrected, was approved.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL

The Journal of the House of Representatives for Monday,
April 20th, was ordered corrected as follows:
On page 5, following line 22, first column, insert the fol-
lowing:
By Messrs. Lewis and Bass of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 312:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 10997 Special
Acts of 1925, entitled: "An Act to incorporate a Special Tax-
ing District in Palm Beach County, Florida, to be known as
the Gladeview Road and Bridge District." And to provide
for the refunding of any taxes heretofore paid by reason of
said Act.
Which bill was read the first time by its title, and had
attached to same when introduced in the House of Repre-
sentatives the following proof of publication which was or-
dered to be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of
Representatives:
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF LEON.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared R. K.
Lewis, who on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm) that he
has knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a notice
stating the substance of a contemplated law or proposed bill
relating to the above entitled Act has been published at least
thirty days prior to this date, by being printed in the issue
of March 26, A. D. 1931, of the Palm Beach Times, a news-
paper published in Palm Beach County, Florida; that
a copy of the notice that has been published as aforesaid
and also this affidavit of proof of publication are attached to
the proposed bill or contemplated law, and such copy of the
notice so attached is by reference made a part of this affi-
davit.
R. K. LEWIS.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this April 20th, 1931.
(SEAL) HARVEY E. PAGE,
(Notary Public Seal) Notary Public, State of Florida.
My commission expires January 11, 1935.
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the evidence that said bill has been published in com-
pliance with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has
been established in this Legislature.
And the bill was referred to the Committee on Local Bills
4th District.

On page 5, House Bill No. 314, strike out the title and insert
the following:



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By Messrs. Bass and Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 314:
A bill to be entitled An Act empowering the Board of County
Commissioners of Palm Beach County, Florida, to provide for
the re-registration of all voters of Palm Beach County, who
intend to vote or qualify for voting in any General or Pri-
mary Election to be held in the year A. D. 1932 or subsequent
years thereafter.
Which bill was read the first time by its title, and had
attached to same when introduced in the House of Represent-
atives the following proof of publication which was ordered
to be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Rep-
resentatives:
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF LEON.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared R. K.
Lewis, who on oath does solemnly swear (or (affirm) that he
has knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a notice
stating the substance of a contemplated law or proposed bill
relating to re-registration of voters in Palm Beach County,
has been published at least thirty days prior to this date,
by being printed in the issue of March 26, A. D. 1931, of the
Palm Beach Times, a newspaper published in
Palm Beach County, Florida; that a copy of the notice that
has been published as aforesaid and also this affidavit of
proof of publication are attached to the proposed bill or con-
templated law, and such copy of the notice so attached is by
reference made a part of this affidavit.
R. K. LEWIS.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this April 20th, 1931.
(SEAL) HARVEY E. PAGE,
(Notary Public Seal) Notary Public, State of Florida.
My commission expires January 11, 1935.
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the evidence that said bill has been published in com-
pliance with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has
been established in this Legislature.
And the bill was referred to the Committee on Local Bills
4th District.
On page 5, House Bill No. 316, strike out the title and insert
the following:
By Messrs. Bass and Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 316:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 13219 of the
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1927, being An Act entitled: An
Act to amend Chapter 11000, Laws of Florida, being An Act
entitled: 'An Act creating and constituting a Special Road
and Bridge District in Palm Beach County, Florida, known
and designated as Cross State Highway Bridge District; pro-
viding for a Board of Supervisors of said District; authorizing
the construction of roads and bridges in said District and
providing for a Board of Supervisors to enter into contract
therefore; authorizing and making provision for levy and col-
lection of a tax for maintenance of such roads and bridges
and to pay any oond issue of such Roads and Bridge District;
authorizing the issuance of bonds; and relating to the powers
and duties of said Road and Bridge District and said Super-
visors of said Road and Bridge District.'
Which bill was read the first time by its title, and had
attached to same when introduced in the House of Repre-
sentatives the following proof of publication which was or-
dered to be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of
Representatives:
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF LEON.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared R. K.
Lewis, who on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm) that he
has knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a notice
stating the substance of a contemplated law or proposed bill
relating to the above entitled Act has been published at least
thirty days prior to this date, by being printed in the issue
of March 26, A. D. 1931, of the Palm Beach Times, a news-
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of the notice that has been published as aforesaid and also
this affidavit of proof of publication are attached to the
proposed bill or contemplated law, and such copy of the notice
so attached is by reference made a part of this affidavit.
R. K. LEWIS.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this April 20th, 1931.
(SEAL) HARVEY E. PAGE,
(Notary Public Seal) Notary Public, State of Florida.
My commission expires January 11, 1935.
Aid the House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the evidence that said bill has been published in com-
pliance with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has
been established in this Legislature.
And the bill was referred to the Committee on Local Bills
4th District.
On page 5, House Bill No. 320, strike out the title and
insert the following:
By Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 320:
A bill to be entitled An Act to fix, define and establish the
corporate limits of the City of Delray Beach, a municipal
corporation now existing in Palm Beach County, Florida; and
excluding certain lands from its present limits; and providing
the manner and method of collecting taxes against the lands
excluded and providing when said Act shall take effect.
Which bill was read the first time by its title, and had
attached to same when introduced in the House of Repre-
sentatives the following proof of publication which was or-
dered to be entered in full upon the Journal of the House
of Representatives:

AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF PALM BEACH.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared R. K.
Lewis, who on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm) that he
has knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a notice
stating the substance of a contemplated law or proposed bill
relating to An Act to fix, define and establish the corporate
limits of the City of Delray Beach, has been published at least
thirty days prior to this date, by being printed in the issue
of March 13, 20, 27, April 3 and 10, 1931, of the Delray- Beach
News, a newspaper published in Palm Beach County, Florida;
that a copy of the notice that has been published as afore-
said and also this affidavit of proof of publication are at-
tace t hed to the proposed bill or contemplated law, and such
copy of the notice so attached is by reference made a part
of this affidavit.
R. K. LEWIS.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this April 20th, 1931.
(SEAL) HARVEY E. PAGE,
(Notary Public Seal) Notary Public, State of Florida,
My commission expires January 11, 1935.
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the evidence that said bill has been published in com-
pliance with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has
been established in this Legislature.
And the bill was referred to the Committee on Local Bills
4th District.
The Speaker announced that Messrs. Lee of Highlands and
Trammell of Brevard would be excused from attendance upon
the House for the day.
Mr. Sapp moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort Honorable J. Ed. Stokes to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed such committee, Messrs.
Sapp, Westbrook and Peeples, who escorted Mr. Stokes to the
rostrum.

Mr. Parker moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort Honorable Herbert Drane and Honorable Tom Yon
to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to.
Messrs. Parker (Leon), Hagan and Booth, who escorted
Thereupon the Speaker appointed on such committee
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CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Taylor of Gadsden-
House Resolution No. 20:
A resolution providing for the appointment of the Speaker
of a standing Committee on Industries. Reported favorable
by Committee on Rules.
Was taken up and read.
Mr. Caldwell moved that Resolution No. 20 be adopted.
Which was agreed to,
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Resolution No. 26:
A House Resolution to be entitled An Act authorizing and
directing the Speaker of the House to appoint a standing
Committee to be known as the Investigating Committee, and
reported favorable by Committee on Rules.
Was taken up.
Mr. Chappell moved that House Resolution No. 26 be indef-
initely postponed.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Caldwell moved that the rules be waived and that the
order of business revert to Introduction of House Concurrent
Resolutions.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.

CONSIDERATION OF CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Caldwell of Santa Rosa-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 9:
House Concurrent Resolution on the death of Judge
Thomas Franklin West.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FOLRIDA, THE SENATE CON-
CURRING:
1. That the State, the South and the Nation suffered a
grave loss when, on February 23, 1931, Judge Thomas Frank-
lin West passed away.
2. That Judge West was a native of Santa Rosa County,
an able lawyer, a courageous member of both Houses of the
Legislature, a distinguished Attorney General, an eminent
member and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and, the
last few years of his life, one of the Circuit Judges of the
First Judicial Circuit of the State, his old home Circuit, and,
withal, a rare friend and lovable citizen.
3. That the Legislature express to the family of the de-
ceased its sincere sorrow in their bereavement.
4. That a page of the Journal of the House and a page
of the Journal of the Senate be reserved and the Resolution
spread thereon.
5. That a copy hereof, attested by the Secretary of State,
under the Great Seal of the State of Florida, be delivered to
the family of the deceased.
Which was read.
Mr. Caldwell moved that the rules be waived and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 9 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 9 was read a second time.
Mr. Caldwell moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
By Mr. McKenzie of Putnam-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 10:
WHEREAS, the responsibility for the expense of the Gov-
ernment of the State of Florida and the several departments
thereof rests entirely upon the Legislature of the State of
Florida, and
WHEREAS, by Chapter 8426 Acts of 1921, and Chapter
10034 Acts of 1925, a Budget Commission consisting of the
Governor, the Secretary of State, the Comptroller, the State
Treasurer, the Attorney General, the Commissioner of Agri-
culture, and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction,
and
WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of Florida is made
Chief Budget Officer of the State, and
WHEREAS, it is made the duty of the Budget Commission
within five (5) days after the beginning of each regular
Session of the Legislature of the State of Florida to submit
to the presiding officer of each house printed copies of the
budget based on their own conclusions and judgment con-
taining a complete and itemized plan of all proposed expen-
ditures of each State Department, Bureau, Division, Officers,
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taking, classified by functions, character and object, and of
estimated revenue for each year beginning with the first day
of January thereafter, and
WHEREAS, said Budget Commission has failed to submit
such Budget to the Legislature not withstanding this is the
15th day of said Session, and
WHEREAS, it is impossible for this Legislature to intelli-
gently consider matters of appropriation to be made without
first having in hand said Budget from said Budget Commis-
sion, and
WHEREAS, the Chairman of the Committees on Appro-
priations of the Senate and House of Representatives have
been unable, upon inquiry of the several officers composing
said Budget Commission, to learn when said report and
Budget may be expected to be filed with the presiding officer
of the Senate and House of Representatives: Now
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
That a committee of five (5) consisting of two (2) members
of the Senate and three (3) members of the House of Rep-
resentatives be appointed by the President of the Senate and
Speaker of the House of Representatives, charged with the
duty of making thorough and complete investigation as to
why said Budget and report has not been filed as provided
by law, and to determine and fix the responsibility for delay
in filing said Budget and report with the presiding officer of
the Senate and of the House of Representatives as provided
by law, and that said committee proceed to the investigation
and make report to the Senate and to the House of Rep-
resentatives at the earliest time consistent with thorough
and reliable investigation and determination.
Which was read.
Mr. McKenzie moved that the rules be waived and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 10 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 10 was read a second
time.
Mr. McKenzie moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Black and Morton of Alachua-
House Bill No. 327:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting the City of Gainesville,
a municipal corporation of Alachua County, Florida, powers in
addition to those contained in its charter and to the City Plan
Board and other officers, agents and employees of said city for
the ',oning of said city to conserve and promote the interests
of said city with reference to building, architecture, landscap-
ing, location and extent of use of buildings, open spaces, streets
and structures for trade, industry, residence, recreation, and
other purposes and providing means for enforcing and reme-
dies for violating the provisions of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Local Bills, second district.
By Mr. Page of Escambia-
House Bill No. 328:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 3191 Revised
General Statutes of Florida, 1920, the said Section being Sec-
tion 4983 Compilec General Laws of Florida of 1927, relating
to grounds for divorce; and to add a ground for divorce.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "D."
By Mr. Sapp of Bay-
House Bill No. 329:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of W. H, Wood
and M. H. Edwards, Jr., of Panama City, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 330:
A bill to be entitled An Act to eliminate the reckless and
irresponsible driver from the highways of the State of Florida;
providing for the suspension or cancellation of motor vehicle
operators' and / or chauffeurs' licenses and of the registration
certificates of any person who shall have been convicted of, or
have pleaded guilty to, or shall have forfeited any bond or col-
lateral deposited to secure the appearance for trial of the de-
fendant arising out of certain offenses therein named, or of
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ment for damages on account of personal injury, including
death or damage to property in excess of one hundred ($100.00)
dollars resulting from the ownership, maintenance, use or op-
eration of a motor vehicle, until such person shall have given
proof of his ability to respond in damages for any liability
thereafter incurred resulting from the ownership, maintenance,
use or operation of a motor vehicle; defining such proof of
ability to respond in damages and the manner in which it may
be evidenced; providing for the enforcement of judgments for
damages on account of personal injury, including death or
damage to person and property in excess of one hundred dol-
lars ($100.00) resulting from the ownership, maintenance, use
or operation of motor vehicles; and regulating the use of the
public highways of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
By Mr. Trammell of Calhoun-
House Bill No. 331:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Mrs. Mat-
tie Story of Calhoun County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Pensions.
By Mr. Trammell of Calhoun-
House Bill No. 332:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to George H.
Carraway of Calhoun County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Pensions.
By Mr. Trammell of Calhoun-
House Bill No. 333:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit the leaving, or
having, any obstruction on the highways of this State at night
without lights being displayed horeon, or near thereto; defin-
ing what are obstructions and highways within the meaning of
this Act; defining the word light; providing for the publica-
tion of this Act, and prescribing a penalty for the violation of
this act.
Which was read the first time by its tit..e and referred to the
Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
By Mr. Lowe of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 334:
A bill to be entitled An Act to appropriate money for the
joint use of the boards of county commissioners of Hillsbor-
ough County and Pasco County. Florida, to be used in clean-
ing, clearing, and removing logs, debris, and other obstructions
from the Hillsborough river located in Hillsborough and Pasco
Counties, Florida, and requiring the boards of county commis-
sioners of said counties to make reports to the governor as to
the work done and the benefits resulting from the use of said
appropriation.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Horne of Madison-
House Bill No. 335:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of S .J. Ellison,
deceased, Madison County, Florida.'
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Claims.
Br. Messrs. Horne and Burnett of Madison-
House Bill No. 336:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Mrs. Ellen
Cubbedge.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Pensions.
By Mr. Taylor of Gadsden-
House Bill No. 337:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Secretary of
State to exchange compilations of the Laws of Florida and
Session Laws for Compilations of Laws and Session Laws of
other States of the United States of America, and appropri-
ating any sums necessary for effecting such exchange.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Elliott of Lafayette-
House Bill No. 338:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 4318 (2652) of
the Compiled General Laws of Florida, relating to pleas in
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Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Home of Madison-
House Bill No. 339:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of S. J. Ellison.
deceased, as tax collector of Madison County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Claims.
By Messrs. Horne and Burnett of Madison-
House Bill No. 340:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting pension to Mrs. Savan-
nah Home, widow of W. J. Home.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Pensions.
By Mr. Brock of Washington-
House Bill No. 341:
A bill to be entitled An Act confirming and validating an
ordinance of the city of Chipley, Florida, passed October 7th,
1926, and two ordinances of said city passed October 23rd,
1926, relating to construction of curb and gutter and exten-
sion of culverts in said city, liens numbers 1 to 37, inclusive,
as entered on pages 11 to 13, inclusive, in lien book number 1
of said city, and the assessment roll for curb, gutter and drive-
ways on Jackson avenue in the town of Chipley, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Local Bills, third district.
By Mr. Brock of Washington-
House Bill No. 342:
A bill to be entitled An Act approving, validating and con-
firming the tax assessment rolls of the city of Chipley, Florida,
for the years 1927 to 1930, inclusive.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Local Bills, third district.
By Mr. Brock of Washington-
House Bill No. 343:
A bill to be entitled An Act approving, validating and con-
firming an ordinance of the city of Chipley, Florida, passed
July 16th, 1923, and the assessment made by said ordinance on
certain real estate in said city.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Local Bills, third district.
By Mr. McKenzie of Putnam-
House Bill No 344:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of T. C. Douglass,
and providing an appropriation to compensate him for his
losses and expenses incurred by reason of the confiscation and
destruction of certain fishing tackle by the State Game Com-
missioner of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Claims..
By Mr. Anderson of Walton-
House Bill No. 345:
A bill to be entitled An Act making it unlawful and a misde-
meanor to fish for, remove, take or catch, or attempt to fish
for, remove, take or catch fish from any and all waters in or
bordering the County of Walton, State of Florida, on the Sab-
bath day.
Which bill was read the first time by its title, and had at-
tached to same when introduced in the House of Representa-
tives the following proof of publication which was ordered to
be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Represen-
tatives:

AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF WALTON.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared Lar-
kin Cleveland, who on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm)
that he has knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a
notice stating the substance of a contemplated law or proposed
bill relating to an Act to make it unlawful to fish in Walton
County on the Sabbath day, has been published at least thirty
days prior to this date, by being printed in the issue of 9th
day of April, 1931, of the DeFuniak Herald, a newspaper pub-
lished in Walton County, Florida; that a copy of the notice
that has been published as aforesaid and also this affidavit of
proof of publication are attached to the proposed bill or con-



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templated law, and such copy. of the notice so attached is by
reference made a part of this affidavit.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10th day of April,
1931.
(SEAL) LARKIN CLEVELAND,
M. T. FOUNTAIN,
Clerk Circuit Court.

And the House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the evidence that said bill has been published in compliance
with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has been es-
tablished in this Legislature.
And the bill was referred to the Committee on Local Bills,
third district.

By Mr. Anderson, of Walton-
House Bill No. 346:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the noriination
in primaries of candidates for office of county commissioner
by the voters of the county at large, in Walton County, Florida.
Which Pill was read the first time by its title, and had at-
tached to same when introduced in the House of Representa-
tives the following proof of publication which was ordered to
be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Represen-
tatives:

AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF WALTON
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared Larkin
Cleveland, who on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm) that
he has knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a notice
stating the substance of a contemplated law or proposed bill
relating to an Act to provide for the nomination in primaries
of candidates for office of County Commissioner by the voters
of the county at large, in Walton County, Florida, has been
published at least thirty days prior to this date, by being print-
ed in the issue of March 12, 1931 of the DeFuniak Herald, a
newspaper published in Walton County, Florida; that a copy
of the notice that has been published as aforesaid and also this
affidavit of proof of publication are attached to the proposed
bill or contemplated law, and such copy of the notice so at-
tached is by reference made a part of this affidavit.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10th day of April,
1931.
(SEAL) LARKIN CLEVELAND.
M. T. FOUNTAIN,
Clerk Circuit Court.
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the evidence that said bill has been published in compliance
with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has been
established in this Legislature.
And the bill was referred to the Committee on Local Bills,
3rd District.

By Mr. Anderson, of Walton-
House Bill No. 347:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the nomination in
primaries of candidates for office of members of Board of
Public Instruction, by the voters of the county at large, in
Walton County, Florida.
Which bill was read the first time by its title, and had at-
tached to same when introduced in the House .of Representa-
tives the following proof of publication which was ordered to
be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Represen-
tatives:
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF WALTON
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared Larkin
Cleveland, who on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm) that
he has knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a notice
stating the substance of a contemplated law or proposed bill
relating to an Act to provide for the nomination in primaries
of candidates tor office of members of Board of Public Instruc-
tion, by the voters of the county at large, in Walton County,
Florida, has been published at least thirty days prior to this
date, by being printed in the issue of March 12, 1931 of the
DeFuniak Herald, a newspaper published in Walton County,
Florida; that a copy of the notice that has been published as
aforesaid and also this affidavit of proof of publication are
attached to the proposed bill or contemplated law, and such
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Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10th day of April,
1931.
(SEAL) LARKIN CLEVELAND.
M. T. FOUNTAIN,
Clerk Circuit Court.
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the evidence that said bill has been published in compliance
with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has been
established in this Legislature.
And the bill was referred to the Committee on Local Bills,
3rd District,
By Mr. Anderson, of Walton-
House Bill No. 348:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section One (1) of
Chapter 13822, Laws of 1929, the same being an act to declare,
designate and establish certain State roads.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Bloodworth of Polk-
House Bill No. 349:
A bill to be entitled An Act validating, approving, legalizing
and confirming bonds in the sum of twelve thousand five hun-
dred ($12,500.00) dollars of Griffin special tax school District
No. 24 of Polk County, Florida, a legally constituted and exist-
ing special tax school district of Polk County, Florida, validat-
ing, approving, legalizing and confirming the calling, conduct-
ing and holding of an election on the 31st day of December,
A. D. 1930, and all proceedings taken in connection with said
bonds, and declaring said bonds when advertised and sold and
duly paid for and delivered to be legal, valid, binding and di-
rect obligation of said district, and authorize the levy of suffi-
cient tax to pay said bonds, with interest thereon, as the same
becomes due and payable.
Which bill was read the first time by its title, and had at-
tached to same when introduced in the House of Representa-
tives the following proof of publication which was ordered to
be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Represen-
tatives.
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF POLK
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared Roy
T. Gallemore, who on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm)
that he has knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a
notice stating the substance of a contemplated law or proposed
bill relating to validating, approving, legalizing and confirming
bonds in the sum of twelve thousand five hundred $(12,500.00)
dollars of Griffin special tax School District No. 24 Polk
County, Florida, etc., has been published at least thirty days
prior to this date, by being printed in the issue of Feb. 10,
17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 6, 1931 'of the Polk County
Record, a newspaper published in Polk County, Florida; that a
copy of the notice that has been published as aforesaid and
also this affidavit of proof of publication are attached to the
proposed bill or contemplated law, and such copy of the notice
so attached is by reference made a part of this affidavit.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 20th day of April,
1931.
(SEAL) ROY T. GALLEMORE.
J. D. RAULERSON,
Clerk Circuit Court.
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the evidence that said bill has been published in compli-
ance with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has been
established in this Legislature.
Mr. Bloodworth moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 349 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 349 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Bloodworth moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 349 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 349 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Bar-
row, Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount,
Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell,
Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlay-
son, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Home (Jackson),
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nedy, Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler,
Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gil-
christ), Mitchel, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, Mc-
Kenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Stur-
kie, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
By Mr. Teague of Franklin-
House Bill No. 350:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of the Gulf Coast
Properties, Inc., a Florida corporation.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach--
House Bill No. 351:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the payment of de-
linquent taxes and assessments levied or imposed by counties,
municipalities, cities, towns, drainage districts, bridge districts,
road and bridge districts, and other political subdivisions, with
bonds and coupons issued by said counties, municipalities,
cities, towns, drainage districts, bridge districts, road and bridge
districts, or other political subdivisions.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Roberts of Union-
House Bill No. 352:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to George E.
Kelly, of Union County, State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Pensions.

By Messrs. Lowe, Bledsoe, Watson; Beasley, Fuller, Ward,
Hagan, McRory, Nordman and Chapman-
House Bill No. 353:
A bill to be entitled An Act dividing the State of Florida into
five Congressional Districts and prescribing and setting forth
the territorial limits and boundaries of each district.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Census and Apportionment.

By Mr. Prine of Polk-
House Bill No. 354:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the issuance of re-
funding bonds by the town of Frostproof, in Polk County,
Florida, exclusively for the purpose of refunding any bonds or
the interest thereon of said town, and to provide for the pay-
ment of such refunding bonds.
Mr. Prine moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 354 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 354 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Prine moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 354 be read a third time in full and put upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 354 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews,
Barrow, Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth,
Blount, Brock. Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman,
Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance,
Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Home
(Jackson), Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly,
Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm
Beach), Lindler, Lowe. Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval),
Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchel, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Ma-
rion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker,
Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone,
Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Cal-
houn), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Went-
worth, Westbrook. Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,
Yearty, Zim-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
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By Mr. Walker of Wakulla-
House Bill No. 355:
A bill to be entitled An Act to relocate, designate and estab-
lish state road number fifteen between New Port, Florida, and
Yankeetown, a point in the southern part of Levy county on
road fifteen as now designated and surveyed, defining the
preferential status of both routes between said points and pro-
viding for the construction of the route defined in this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Lowe of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 356:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the rights, powers and
disabilities of aliens and of certain companies, associations and
corporations with respect to property in the State of Florida,
providing for escheats in certain cases, prescribing the proced-
ure therein, and repealing all Acts or parts of Acts inconsist-
ent or in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Harrell of Hamilton--
House Bill No. 357:
A bill to be entitled An Act declaring that the placing or
distributing of any inflammable, explosive or combustible ma-
terial or substance, or any device in any building or property
with intent to eventually wilfully and maliciously set fire to or
burn same, or to procure the setting fire to or burning of same
shall constitute an attempt to burn such building or property;
and providing a penalty for conviction thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "D."
By Mr. Harrell of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 358:
A bill to be entitled An Act to define and declare the Act of
burning or attempting to burn any property of value with in-
tent to defraud the insurer of such property, to be arson with
intent to defraud, whether the same would be arson at com-
mon law or otherwise, and providing the punishment thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "D."
By Mr. Home of Madison-
House Bill No. 359:
A bill to be entitled An Act defining chain stores and im-
posing a license tax thereon, and providing for the' payment
and collection thereof, and fixing a penalty for doing business
without a license.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Harrell of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 360:
A bill to be entitled An Act to define and punish the offense
of unlawfully burning, setting fire to ,or attempting to burn
or set fire to, property, or aiding, assisting, counseling, pro-
curing or advising in the burning of or setting fire to, prop-
erty in this State, whether the same would be arson at com-
mon law or otherwise; to denominate as "Arson" the crime
hereby denounced, and to divide the same into degrees, and
to provide the punishment for each degree.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D".
Mr. Strom asked unanimous consent to withdraw House
Bill No. 6.
Which was agreed to.

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Pla., April 16, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives, that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Johns-
Senate Bill No. 61:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the service of
process in Civil Suits against Non-resident Motor Vehicle Op-



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erators, for the giving of notice to such defendants of the in-
stitution of such suits, and prescribing the manner in which
proof of such service shall be made, ajid providing for a fee
to be paid to the Secretary of State for his services in connec-
tion therewith.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 61, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Chappell moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 61 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 61 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Chappell moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 61 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 61 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews,
Barrow, Bass, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Brock,
Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chappell, Coffee, Collier,
Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller,
Goff, Harrell, Home (Jackson), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly,
Kennedy, Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lind-
ler, Lowe, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchel, Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Par-
ker, Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers,
Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland,
Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell
(Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson,
Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,
Yearty, Zim-89.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 16, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has indefinitely postponed-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 1:
A Concurrent Resolution with reference to Any General
Sales Tax Legislation.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Mr. Watson moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 59 be now taken up and considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 59:
A bill to be entitled An Apt requiring funeral directors and
undertakers to report certain deaths to registration officers
and the performance of certain duties by such registration
officers consequent thereupon.
Was taken up.
Mr. Watson moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 59 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 59 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Watson moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 59 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 59 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews,
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Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chappell, Coffee, Collier,
Dann, Davis, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Holmes,
Home (Jackson), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kennedy, Lar-
son, Lea, .(Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe,
Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Mor-
ton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples, Pop-
pell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackel-
ford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom,
Teague, Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward,
Warner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whit-
man, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-77.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Peeples moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 150 be now taken up and considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.

And-
House Bill No. 150:
A bill to be entitled An Act to redesignate and reestablish
State Road Number Sixty-seven (67), and to provide that any
item allotted by the State Road Department to said road in
its budget for 1931 shall apply and be applicable to said road
as redesignated.
Was taken up.
Mr. Peeples moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 150 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 150 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Peeples moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 150 be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 150 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews,
Barrow, Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth.
Blount, Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman,
Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance,
Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Home
(Jackson), Horne (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly,
Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm
Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Iathews (Duval),.
Mattheus (Gllchrist), Mitchel, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Ma-
rion), Morton, McKenzie. McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker,
Peeples, Poppell. Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone,
Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Cal-
houn), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Went-
worth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,
Yearty, Zim-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS OF A GENERAL
NATURE ON SECOND READING
Mr. McRory moved that House Bill No. 1 be referred back
to the committee for further consideration.
Mr. Black moved that the motion be laid on the table.
Which was not agreed to.
The question then reverted to the motion that House Bill
No. 1 be referred back to the committee.
Which was agreed to.
By Mr. Westbrook of Lake-
House Bill No. 12:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the encumbering,
by way of lease, mortgage, or otherwise, of the real estate of
an infant, insane person or lunatic, by the guardian of such
infant, insane person or lunatic, when such encumbrance is
authorized by the County Judge of the county wherein such
real estate is situated.
Was taken up and read a second time in full.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 12 be read a third time in full and put upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 12 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Barrow,



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Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Brock,
Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Coffee, Collier,
Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller,
Goff, Hagan, Holmes, Horne (Jackson), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe,
Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm
Beach), Lowe, Mason, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchel, Moon
(Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nord-
man, Page, Parker, Poppell, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge, Steed, Strickland, Strom, Taylor, Tram-
mell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Ward, War-
ner, Watson, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker,
Wood, Yearty, Zim-72.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
The Speaker Pro Tem in the Chair.
By Mr. Westbrook of Lake-
House Bill No. 13:
A bill to be entitled An Act concerning and in relation to
sales of real estate belonging to minors, lunatics or insane
persons by guardians of such persons.
Was taken up and read a second time in full.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 13 be read a third time in full and :-ut upon its
passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 13 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Bar-
row, Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Brock,
Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Chapman, Coffee, Collier, Davis,
Douglas, Durrance. Elliott, Finlayson, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes,
Home (Jackson), Horne (Madison), Kanner, Kehoe, Kelly,
Kendrick, Kennedy. Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm
Beach), Lowe,Mason, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Marion),
Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Poppell,
Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge,
Smith, Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Ward, Warner, Wat-
son. Westbrook, Wester, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty,
Zim-72.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Horne of Madison moved that the rules be waived and
that House Bill No. 203 be now taken up and considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote,
And-
By Messrs. Home and Burnett of Madison-
House Bill No. 203:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section One (1), of
Chapter 7913, Acts of 1919, the same being Section 747, of the
Compiled General Laws of Florida and relating to the con-
solidation, division and merger of Special Tax School Districts.
Was taken up and read a second time in full.
Mr. Horne (Madison) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 203 be read a third time in
full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Houce Bill No. 203 was read a third time in full;
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews,
Barrow, Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Brock,
Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Chapman, Coffee, Collier, Dann,
Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff,
Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jackson), Horne (Madison),
Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Lea (Mana-
tee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Mason, Mattheus
(Gilchrist), Mitchel, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton,
McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Poppell, Prine,
Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge,
Steed, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello,
Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner,
Watson, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,
Yearty, Zim-81.
Nays-Mr. Caldwell-1.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Horne (Madison) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 203 be immediately certified
to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 203 was ordered immediately certified
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Mr. McRory moved that the rules be waived and that Com-
mittee Substitute for House Bill No. 125 be now taken up
and considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And-
Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 125:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the licensing of
aircraft and pilots; to provide penalties for violations of this
Act, and to repeal Chapter 11339, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1925, Extraordinary Session, entitled "An Act to encourage
the navigation of commercial aircraft in Florida; fixing the
license and inspection taxes; to define their rights and priv-
ileges and regulate the navigation, inspection and licensing
thereof and for other purposes incident to such navigation."
Was taken up and read the first time in full.
Mr. McRory moved that Committee Substitute for House
Bill No. 125 be adopted in lieu of House Bill No. 125.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. McRory moved that the rules be waived and Committee
Substitute for House Bill No. 125 be read a second time by
its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 125 was read
a second time by its title only.
Mr. McRory moved that the rules be further waived and
that Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 125 be read a
third time in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 125 was read
a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Barrow,
Bass, Beasley, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Burnett, Caldwell,
Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Durrance, Elliott, Fin-
layson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Home (Jackson),
Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Larson,
Lea, (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lowe, Madison,
Mason, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion),
McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Poppell, Prine,
Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge,
Steed, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague, Trammell
(Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson,
Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker,
Wood, Yearty, Zim-74.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. McRory moved that the rules be further waived and
that Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 125 be immedi-
ately certified to the Senate
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 125 was or-
dered immediately certified to the Senate.
By Mr. Westbrook of Lake-
House Bill No. 14:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize guardians of in-
fants and persons under disability to invest funds of their
wards for a longer period than one year, when such invest-
ment is approved by the County Judge having jurisdiction over
the estate of such ward.
Was taken up and read a second time in full.
Mr. Westbrook of Lake offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 14:
In Section 1, add at end of section: Provided, no loan
shall be made which shall not mature prior to the legal ter-
mination of the guardianship.
Mr. Westbrook moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 14 as amended be read a third time in full
and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 14 as amended was read a third time
In full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vot- was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Bar-
row, Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Brock,
Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Collier,
Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller,
Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jackson), Home (Mad-
ison), Kanner. Keen, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lea
(Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Mason, Mat-
theus (Gilchrist), Mitchel, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion),
Morton, McKenzie, Page, Parker, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Rob-
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ineau, Rowe, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed- Strick-
land, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Cal-
houn) Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Went-
worth, Westbrook, Wester. West, Whitman, Wood, Yearty,
Zim-81.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered referred to the Committee on
Engrossed Bills.
"By Mr. Westbrook of Lake-
House Bill No. 16:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5526 of the
Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, the same being Sec-
tion 3662 of the Revised General Statutes of the State of
Florida relating to preference in appointment of administrator.
Was taken up and read a second time in full.
Mr. Westbrook of Lake offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 16.
In Section 2 line 2, strike out the period at end of line, add
comma, and insert the following: but this Act shall have no
retroactive effect, and litigations now pending will not be af-
fected by this Act.
Mr. Westbrook moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No 16, as amended, be read a third time in full
and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 16, as amended, was read a third time in
full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black. Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Brown, Bullard,
Burnett, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis,
Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan,
Harrell, Holmes, Home (Jackson), -Hore (Madison), Kanner,
Keen, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lewis
(Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Mason, Mitchel, Moon (Citrus),
Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie, Page, Poppell, Prine, Rob-
ineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed,
Strickland, Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Wainwright,
Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wes-
ter, West, Whitman, Wood, Yearty, Zim-72.
Nays-None
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Mr. Kennedy of Lake, Chairman of the Committee on Local
Bills, first district, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Local Bills, first district, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 74:
A bill to be entitled An Act to "repeal Chapter 10140, Acts
of 1925, Laws of Florida, entitled, 'An Act to authorize counties
of not less th..n 130,000 population, according to the census
taken by the State of Florida in the year 1925, to improve
highways upon petition and to pay the costs thereof by special
assessment in whole or in -art, and to issue bonds and levy
taxes.'"
Beg to report this bill as of general nature.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Kennedy, Rowe, Wicker, and Peeples.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
I. N. KENNEDY,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 74, contained in the above report, was
referred to the Committee on Judiciary "A."
Mr. Kennedy of Lake, Chairman of the Committee on Local
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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir.
Your Committee on Local Bills, 1st District, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 208:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board of Com-
missioners of Citrus Center Drainage District to decrease the
taxes levied in said District for the year 1931 and succeeding
years to such an amount as they may deem proper.
Also-
Senate Bill No 89:
A bill to be entitled An Act "fixing the amount of the pen-
sion to be received from the Pension Fund for the Fire De-
partment of the City of Tampa by Peter Bertzel, and pro-
viding for an additional sum of money to be received from
the Pension Fund for the Fire Department of the City of
Tampa by the said Peter Bertzel."
Beg to report that these bills are of a local nature.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Kennedy, Rowe, Wicker and Peeples.
Nays-None.
Very Respectfully,
I. N. KENNEDY,
Chairman o. Committee.
And House Bill No. 208 and Senate Bill No. 89, contained
in the above report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills on
second reading.
Mr. Beasley of Hernando, Chairman of the Joint Committee
on Enrolled Bills on the Part of the House of Representatives,
submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was
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Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 10:
A Resolution extending greetings and a hearty welcome to
Honorable Anton J. Cermak, Mayor of Chicago, upon his visit
to the Sunshine State.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly
enrolled and herewith present the same for the signatures
of the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representa-
tives.
Very Respectfully,
ISOM BEASLEY,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the Part of the House of Representatives.
The resolution contained in the above report was thereupon
duly signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of
Representatives in open session, and ordered referad to the
Chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills on the part of
the House of Representatives to be conveyed to the Senate
for the signatures of the President and Secretary thereof.
The Speaker announced the appointment of the committee
of nine members of the House of. Representatives to 'nvesti-
gate the charges contained in the Articles of Impeachment
filed in the House against Honorable Ernest Amos, State
Comptroller, in accordance with a motion which was duly
adopted at Monday's session.
The committee is as follows:
S. P. Robineau, Chairman; J. M. Sapp, Vice-Chairman;
M. M. Andrews, Geo. F. Westbrook, J. L. Kelly, L. F. Chapman,
Dwight L. Rogers, Isom Beasley, J. W. Lindler.
The Speaker announced the receipt of a communication
from the Governor suggesting that a committee be appointed
from the House to co-operate with a committee from the
Senate to act as a committee for the reception of General
Charles P. Summerall.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Westbrook, Ken-
nedy and Lindler to act on such committee.
Mr. Elliott moved that the House of Representatives do now
adjourn until 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon at 12:56 o'clock P. M. the House of Representa-
tives stood adjourned until 10 o'clock A. M., Wednesday,
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 1931,



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10 o'clock
A. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock,
Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Dann,
Davis, Douglas Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Ha-
gan, Harrell, Holmes, Home (Jackson), Horne (Madison),
Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (High-
lands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe,
Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist),
Mitchel, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie,
McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Rob-
erts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge,
Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Taylor,
Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker,
Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West,
Whitman, Wicker. Wood, Yearty, Zim-88.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Journal of Tuesday, April 21st, was corrected, and as
corrected, was approved.
The Speaker announced that Mr. Caldwell would be excused
from attendance upon the session of the House today.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Mathews, Blount and Madison of Duval-
House Bill No. 361:
A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing the city of South
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida; extending the city limits
of city of Jacksonville, Florida, to include the territory now
and heretofore comprising city of South Jacksonville, provid-
ing for the transfer of the property and assets of and within
city of South Jacksonville to and into city of Jacksonville and
for the assumption by city of Jacksonville of the obligations
of city of South Jacksonville, providing for the creation of
additional wards and representation on the city council and
for the issuance of refunding bonds and the assessment of
property and collection of taxes in and from the territory
now comprising city of South Jacksonvile and providing for
a referendum as a condition to the effectiveness of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Local Bills, fourth district.
By Mr. Steed of Osceola (by request) -
House Bill No. 362:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide a method for amend-
ing the charter of the city of St. Cloud, Osceola County, Flor-
Ida; for the repeal of any law or part of law in conflict with
the charter of said city as it now exists or as hereinafter
amended; that if any portion of the charter of said city be
declared unconstitutional, other provisions of said charter
shall not be affected thereby; and for a referendum on this
Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Local Bills, fourth district.
By Mr. Harrell of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 363:
A bill to be entitled An Act legalizing, validating and con-
firming the assessments and levies of taxes by the town of
Jennings, Florida, for the years 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925,
1926, 1927, 1928, 1929 and 1930, and all tax sales of said town
for said years and all tax sale certificates issued thereon to
and now held by said town unredeemed.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Local Bills, second district.
By Mr. Harrell of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 364:
A bill to be entitled An Act legalizing, validating and con-
firming the assessments and levies of taxes by the city of
Jasper, Florida, for the years 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926,



1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, and all tax sales of said city for said
years and all tax sale certificates issued thereon to and now
held by said city unredeemed.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Local Bills, second district.
By Mr. Harrell of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 365:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5 of Chapter
9114, laws of Florida, Acts of 1921, the same being "An Act
authorizing the town of White Springs, Florida, to collect,
foreclose and enforce tax liens for delinquent taxes now due
and past'due to said town for the years 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919
and 1920, or that may hereafter for any subsequent year, or
years, become due and delinquent to said town; providing the
method of such proceedings, and the costs thereof."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Local Bills, 2nd District.
By Messrs. Robineau and Taylor-
House Bill No. 366:
A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting and making un-
laful the employment or the appointment of any member of
the Legislature of the State of Florida to any position com-
ing under the jurisdiction of any officer, Board, Bureau or
Commission of the State of Florida, which position carries
with it directly or indirectly and compensation whatever dur-
ing the term of office for which such member of the Legisla-
ture to accept any such employment or appointment, or to
hold any such position, and other matters relating thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Mr. Yearty of Levy-
House Bill No. 367:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Mrs. A.
E. Barton of Williston, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Pensions.
By Mr. Bloodworth of Polk-
House Bill No. 368:
A bill to be entitled An Act to permit the State Road De-
partment to continue to pay a portion of the salary to the
widow and child of Henry C. Westervelt of Lakeland, Fla., who
was accidentally killed while in the service of the Department
and fix the period of time during which such compensation
shall be payable.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Mason of Escambia-
House Bill No. 369:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the service of pro-
cess upon non-resident persons, firms, corporations and asso-
ciations owning, controlling, operating or managing motor
vehicles used in the business of transporting persons or prop-
erty for compensation over the public highways of the State
of Florida; requiring such non-resident persons, firms, cor-
porations and associations to file a certificate with the Secre-
tary of State designating a person upon whom service of
process may be had; and requiring the State Railroad Com-
mission to revoke the certificate of convenience and necessity
of any non-resident person, firm, corporation or association
coming under the terms and provisions of this Act who fails
to designate a person upon whom the service of process may
be had and making it a misdemeanor and fixing punishment
for the violation of the provisions of this Act; and providing
that service of process upon the person named in the cer-
tificate filed by such person, firm, corporation or association
in the manner provided in this Act shall be binding upon such
person, firm, corporation or association in the same manner
and to the same effect as though service of process had been
made in person upon such person or upon the duly author-
ized agent of such firm, corporation or association for the
purpose of service of process; and repealing all Acts inconsis-
tent with the provisions of this Act.



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House Resolution No. 38

Mr. Parker, of Leon
House Resolution Stating That We Record With Regret
the Passing of a Former Member of This House, and Inscribe
Upon the Record of Our Proceedings, On a Separate Page of
the Journal to Be Set Apart for That Purpose, Our Testi-
monial of His Faithful Service As a Legislator and Our Sor-
row At His Death, and That a Copy of This Resolution Under
the Hand of the Speaker of the House and the Chief Clerk
Thereof Be Forwarded to Members of His Family.

WHEREAS, Honorable Alexander H. Williams, of Tallahassee,
Florida, served with distinction as a member of the House of
Representatives from Leon County, in the legislative sessions of
1917, 1919, 1921, 1923 and 1927, and during the period of his mem-
bership in the Legislature rendered faithful and honest service
to the people of his State and County, and
WHEREAS, said Honorable Alexander H. Williams departed
this life on January 30, 1931, while serving as municipal Judge of
the City of Tallahassee, now therefore:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES:
That we record with regret the passing of a former member of
this House, and inscribe upon the record of our proceedings, on a
separate page of the Journal to be set apart for that purpose, our
testimonial of his faithful service as a legislator and our sorrow
at his death, and that a copy of this resolution under the hand of
the Speaker of the House and the Chief Clerk thereof be for-
warded to members of his family.



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Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Mr. Keen of'Sarasota-
House Bill No. 370:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of J. R. Peacock,
individually, and as Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for
Sarasota County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Messrs. Home, of Madison, and Coffee-
House Bill No. 371:
SA bill to be entitled An Act repealing Chapter 11859 of the
General Laws of Florida, 1927.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Kanner of Martin-
House Bill No. 372:
A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing and dissolving the
Palm City Road and Bridge District in Martin County. Flor-
ida, the Board of Supervisors of said district, and all offices
created by said Board; vesting the maintenance and control
of said District in the Board of County Commissioners of
Martin County, Florida, and providing for the disposal of all
property and assets of said District and for the payment of
indebtedness thereof.
Which bill was read the first time by its title, and had at-
tached to same when introduced in the House of Representa-
tives the following proof of publication which was ordered to
be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Repre-
sentatives.
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF LEON.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared A.
O. Kanner, who on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm) that
he has knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a notice
stating the substance of a contemplated law or proposed bill
relating to abolishing and dissolving the Palm City Road and
Bridge District in Martin County, Florida, the Board of Super-
visors of said District, etc., has been published at least thirty
days prior to this date, by being printed in the issue of March
12, 19, 26, Apr. 2, 1931, of the Stuart Daily News, a newspaper
published in Martin County; that a copy of the notice that
has been published as aforesaid and also this affidavit of proof
of publication are attached to the proposed bill or contem-
plated law, and such copy of the notice so attached is by ref-
erence made a part of this affidavit.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 22nd day of April,
1931.
A. O. KANNER.
(Seal)
FRANK WEBB,
Notary Public, State of Florida.
My commission expires March 8, 1934.
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the evidence that said bill has been published in com-
pliance with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has
been established m this Legislature.
And the bill was referred to the Committee on Local Bills
for the 4th District.
By Mr. Wentworth of Taylor-
House Bill No. 373:
A bill to be entitled An Act to vest in the State Board of
Education the control of the examination and certification of
all applicants for the position of teacher, principal, or super-
visor, and of the issuance and renewal of all certificates
named and defined by this Act, and of the granting of a per-
mit: to name and define the various classes of certificates to
be held by teachers, principals, and supervisors of the public
schools of the State of Florida; to fix general requirements for
the issuance of certificates; to prohibit any person from
teaching in the public schools who does not hold a certificate
or permit valid in accordance with the provisions of this Act,
and to prohibit the employment of such persons by any county
board of public instruction; to prescribe the dates and places
of*teachers' examinations: to fix fees to be charged for differ-
ent types of certificates, permits, duplicates, and renewals; to
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state superintendent relative to examination of teachers; to
define the term renewal of certificate; to prescribe general re-
quirements for renewals; to give the state board of education
authority to prohibit the issuance of certain certificates after
July 1, 1935, and the authority to revoke any certificate for
cause; to give the force of law to the rules and regulations
prescribed by the state board of education for the execution
of the provisions of this Act; to repeal Sections 618-620 and
Sections 630-668 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida,
1927; and to fix the date on which this Act shall take effect.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Education "B."

By Mr. Chapman of Volusia-
House Bill No. 374.
A bill to be entitled An Act for the payment of a pension to
Rhodolphus Swift Sheldon of Volusia County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Pensions.

By Mr. Chapman of Volusia-
House Bill No. 375:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of Samuel D. Jor-
dan, individually and as clerk of the circuit court of Volusia
County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Claims.

By Messrs. McKenzie and Iouglas of Putnam-
House Bill No. 376:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the organization, for-
mation and operation of Mutual Benefit or Benevolent Cor-
porations, Associations or Societies engaged in furnishing ben-
efits to members covering death, disability and accidents, not
for profit, and the licensing of such domestic and foreign cor-
porations and their agents.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.

By Mr. Douglas of Putnam-
House Bill No. 377:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and empowering the
City of Palatka, a municipal corporation under the laws of
the State of Florida, to assume certain special assessments,
and parts thereof, levied and made by said city for the pur-
pose of paying the costs of constructing, grading, paving, re-
paving, and otherwise improving certain streets and avenues
within the corporate limits of the City of Palatka, and for
the purpose of paying the costs of grading, regrading, level-
ing, laying, relaying, paving, repaving, hard surfacing and re-
hard surfacing sidewalks along certain streets and avenues
witnn tine corporate limits of the City of Palatka; and to ex-
tend the time within which such assessments shall be due and
payable; and authorizing a rebate by said city to property
owners who have heretofore paid certain of said special as-
sessments; and granting such other and further authority and
powers as may be necessary and appropriate to the carrying
into effect of the purposes above set forth.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Local Bills, fourth district.

By Mr. Elliott of Lafayette-
House Bill No. 378:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring the State Board of
Pensions to drop from the pension roll all pensioners placed
on the roll by special Act of the Legislature.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Pensions.

By Mr. Larson of Clay-
House Bill No. 379:
A bill to be entitled An Aft assenting to and accepting the
provisions of an Act of Congress approved July 11, A. D. 1916,
and all amendments thereto, the same being entitled "An Act
to provide that the United States shall aid the States in the
construction of rural post roads, and for other purposes," and
providing for the apportionment and appropriation of funds
to meet the same.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
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By Mr. Larson of Clay-
House Bill No. 380:
A bill to be entitled An Act to define, establish and fix a
definite- policy and plan for road and highway beautification
and making it a part of all roads and highways constructed
or to be constructed, as a part of the county, or State highway
system; fixing uniform right of ways; providing funds for the
work; creating the position of "director of highway beautifi-
cation;" defining his duties, salary, and the manner of his
appointment.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Coffee of DeSoto-
House Bill No. 381:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections two, three,
four, seven and eight of Chapter 8426, Acts of 1921, entitled
An Act to provide for the creation of a budget commission,
the preparation and review of estimates for expenditures and
revenue, and to establish a budget system for all state expen-
ditures, and to make an appropriation for the expenses
thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Albury of Monroe-
House Bill No. 382:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section two of Chap-
ter 13618, Laws of Florida, year 1929, being an Act entitled
An Act to amend Sections 1 and 2 of Chapter 8591, General
Laws of 1920, being an Act entitled: "An Act to provide a
closed season for salt water crawfish in the waters of the
State of Florida, and providing a penalty for taking the same
-from the waters of the State of Florida, for commercial pur-
poses, during certain periods, and for having any salt water
crawfish in possession by any person, firm or corporation,
during said periods, and to prohibit the transportation of the
same during the closed season, and providing penalty there-
for."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Fisheries.
REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS
Mr. Beasley, of Hernando County, Chairman of the Joint
Committee on Enrolled Bills on the Part of the House of Rep-
resentatives, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives
Tallahassee, Fla., April 22, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was referred:
House Concurrent Resolution No. 6:
Inviting General Charles P. Summerall to address the Legis-
lature of the State of Florida at 11 o'clock A. M., April 22nd,
1931, in the House Chamber.
A special invitation is extended also to the Cabinet and
Justices of the Supreme Court to be present on the above
occasion.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly en-
rolled and herewith present the same for the signatures of the
.Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Very respectfully,
ISOM BEASLEY,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the Part of the House of Representatives.
The Resolution contained in the above report was there-
upon duly signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House
of Representatives in open session, and ordered referred to the
Chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills on the part of
the House of Representatives to be conveyed to the Senate for
the signatures of the President and Secretary thereof.
Mr. Beasley, of Hernando County, Chairman of the Joint
Committee on Enrolled Bills on the Part of the House of Rep-
resentatives, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives
Tallahassee, Fla., April 22, 1931.
Hion. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was referred:



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Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 10:
A resolution extending greetings and a hearty welcome to
Hon. Anton J. Cermak, Mayor of Chicago, upon his visit to the
Sunshine State.
Beg leave to report that the same has this day been pre-
sented to the Governor for his approval.
Very respectfully,
ISOM BEASLEY,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the Part of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Beasley of Hernando County, Chairman of the Joint
Committee on Enrolled Bills on the Part of the House of Rep-
resentatives, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives
Tallahassee, Fla., April 22nd, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
House Concurrent Resolution No. 4:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that the people of
Florida be requested in the interest of themselves and of their
state-wide communities to call to the attention of each other
and the nation the worth and value of Florida products.
Also-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 5:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that the representa-
tives of the people of Florida accept with appreciation the
Greek flag sent by the Presidel.t of the Republic of Greece
as a token of common ideals.
Also-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 3:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that the Legislature of
the State of Florida extend to the Advertising Federation of
America a most cordial and hearty invitation to hold its con-
vention for the year 1:32 in Miami, Florida.
Also-
House Bill No. 37:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that all county tax
collectors in the State of Florida shall keep the tax books
open for the collection of taxes until the 15th day of June,
A. D. 1931.
Beg leave to report that the same have this day been pre-
sented to the Governor for his approval.
Very respectfully,
ISOM BEASLEY,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the Part of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Beasley, of Hernando County, Chairman of the Joint
Committee on Enrolled Bills on the Part of the House of Rep-
resentatives, submitted th. following report:
House of Representatives
Tallahassee, Fla., April 22, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was referred:
House Concurrent Resolution No. 6:
Inviting General Charles P. Summerall to address the Leg-
islature of the State of Florida at 11:00 o'clock A. M., April
22nd, 1931, in the House Chamber.
A special invitation is extended, also to the Cabinet and
Justices of the Supreme Court to be present on the above
occasion.
Beg leave to report that the same has this day been pre-
sented to the Governor for his approval.
Very respectfully,
ISOM BEASLEY,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the Part of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Strom, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills,
submitted the following report:
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Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was referred
(with amendments), after third reading:
House Bill No. 16:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5526 of the
Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, the same being Sec-
tion 3662 of the Revised General Statutes of the State of
Florida, relating to preference in appointment of adminis-
trator.
And-
House Bill No. 14:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize guardians of in-
fants and persons under disability to invest funds of their
wards for a longer period than one year, when such invest-
ment is approved by the county judge having jurisdiction over
the estate of such ward.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly en-
grossed, and return same herewith.
Very respectfully,
S. H. STROM,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bills No. 16 and 14, contained in the above re-
port, were ordered certified to the Senate.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Mr. John D. Trammell, Chairman of the Committee on
Claims, reported that the Committee had considered the fol-
lowing bills, and recommended that they pass:
House bill No. 169:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of J. W. Kyser and
Beanie Kyser.
House Bill No. 321:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of C. F. Cook, a
blind man of West Palm Beach, Florida.
House Bill No. 335:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of S. J. Ellison,
deceased, Madison County, Florida.
House Bill No. 339:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of S. J. Ellison,
deceased, as tax collector of Madison County, Florida.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Lea of Manatee, Goff, Douglas, Bledsoe,
Strom, Brown, Shackelford and Trammell.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
JOHN D. TRAMMELL,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bills Nos. 169, 321, 335 and 339, contained in the
above report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills on second
reading.

Mr. N. J. Wicker, of Sumter, Chairman of the Committee
on State Pensions, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred:
House Bill No. 332:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to George
H. Carraway of Calhoun County, Florida.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas: Messrs. Wicker, Trammell, Mattheus, Bloodworth,
West and Andrews.
Nays: None.
Absent: Messrs. Sapp, Nordman and Sturkie.
Very respectfully,
N. J. WICKER,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 332, contained in the above report, was
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Mr. N. J. Wicker, of Sumter, Chairman of the Committee
on State Pensions, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on State Pensions, to whom was referred:
House Bill No. 336:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Mistress
Ellen Cubbedge.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas: Messrs. Wicker, Trammell, Mattheus, Bloodworth,
West and Andrews.
Nays: None.
Absent: Messrs. Sapp, Nordman and Sturkie.
Very respectfully,
N. J. WICKER,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 336, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Wicker of Sumter, Chairman of the Committee on State
Pensions, reported that the committee had considered the fol-
lowing bill, and recommended that it pass:
House Bill No. 331:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Mrs.
Mattie Story of Calhoun County, Florida.
Committee yote was as follows:
Yeas: Messrs. Wicker, Trammell, Mattheus, Bloodworth,
West and Andrews.
Nays: None.
Absent: Messrs. Sapp, Nordman and Sturkie.
Very respectfully,
N. J. WICKER,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 331, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. N. J. Wicker, of Sumter, Chairman of the Committee
on State Pensions, reported that the Committee had con-
sidered the following bill, and recommended that it pass:
House Bill No. 184:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Mrs. Ellen
M. Passmore, a citizen of Seminole County, Florida.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas: Messrs. Trammell, Mattheus, 1Boodworth, West and
Andrews.
Nays: Mr. Wicker.
Absent: Messrs. Sapp. Nordman .and Sturkie.
Very respectfully,
N. J. WICKER,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 184, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Wicker of Sumter. Chairman of the Committee on State
Pensions, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on State Pensions, to whom was referred:
House Bill No. 166:
A bill to be entitled An Act to place the name of David M.
Carter, age eighty-two (82). on the Pension Roll of the State
Pension Roll of the State of Florida.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas: Messrs. Wicker, Trammell, Mattheus, Bloodworth,
West and Andrews.
Nays: None.
Absent: Messrs. Sapp, Nordman and Sturkie.
Very respectfully,
N. J. WICKER,
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And House Bill No. 166, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Nordman of Volusia, Chairman of the Committee on
Nurseries and Plant Husbandry, submitted the following
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
report:
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Nurseries and Plant Husbandry, to whom
was referred:
House Bill No. 234:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section One of Chap-
ter 12453, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1927, the same being: An
Act to provide for the conservation and protection of certain
wild trees, shrubs and plants in the State of Florida.
With the following amendment: Striking out the words:
"Magnolia (Magnolia Fraseri and Magnolia Macrophylla), the
Sabal Palm, commonly known as the Cabbage Palmetto and
(Juniperus Virginiana) Red Cedar."
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass as amended.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Nordman, Bass, Burnett, Durrance, and Fin-
layson.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Anderson and Roberts.
Very Respectfully,
FERD B. NORDMAN,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 234 with Committee amendment, con-
tained in the above report, was placed on the Calendar of
Bills on second reading.
Mr. Larson of Clay, Chairman of the Committee on Public
Roads and Highways Dept., submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Public Roads and Highways Dept., to
whom was referred:
House Bill No. 34:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1 of Chapter
9311, Laws of Florida, approved June 8, 1923, entitled "An Act
declaring, designating, and establishing a system of State
Roads, providing for the location thereof, and providing that
such roads when located and constructed shall become and
be the property of the State," and amended by Chapter 10269,
Laws of Florida, approved June 1, 1925.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Larson, Blount, Lindler, Rogers, Steed, Stone,
Walker, Watson, Wester, and Yearty.
Nays--None.
Very Respectfully,
J. E. LARSON,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 34, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Larson of Clay, Chairman of the Committee on Public
Roads and Highways Dept., submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Public Roads and Highways Dept., to
whom was referred:
House Bill No. 123:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 12312, Acts
of 1927, Laws of the State of Florida, relating to making pass-
able a certain road, to-wit: Road Number 44.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
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Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Larson, Blount, Chappell, Lindler, Peeples,
Rogers, Steed, Stone, Walker, Watson, Wester, Wood, and
Yearty.
Nays-None.
Very Respectfully,
J, E. LARSON,
Chairman ci Committee.
And House Bill No. 123, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Larson of Clay, Chairman of the Committee on Public
Roads and Highways Dept., submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Public Roads and Highways Dept., to
whom was referred:
House Bill No. 151:
A bill to be entitled An Act to re-designate and re-establish
State Road Number 29.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
SCommittee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Larson. Blount, Lindler, Peeples, Rogers, Steed.
Stone, Walker, Watson, Wester, and Yearty.
Nays-None.
Very Respectfully,
J. E. LARSON,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 151, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Larson of Clay, Chairman of the Committee on Public
Roads and Highways Dept., submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E: Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Public Roads and Highways Dept., to
whom was referred:
House Bill No. 171:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and direct the
State Road Department to maintain a part of State Road
Number Tweny-nine (29) and authorize the State Road De-
partment to survey said road and build a bridge on Fish
Eating Creek.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Larson, Blount, Chappell, Kennedy, Lindler,
Peeples, Rogers, Steed, Stone, Walker, Watson, Wester, Wood,
and Yearty.
Nays-None.
Very Respectfully,
J. E. LARSON,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 171, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Larson of Clay, Chairman of the Committee on Public
Roads and Highways Dept., submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Public Roads and Highways Dept., to
whom was referred:
House Bill No. 200:
A bill to be entitled An Act to designate, declare and estab-
lish as a State Road that certain highway now existing in
Indian River County, Florida, running West from State Road
Number Four, at a point just South of the City of Sebastian,
Florida, to the City of Fellsmere, Florida.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:











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Yeas-Messrs: Larson, Blount, Kennedy, Lindler, Peeples,
Rogers, Steed. Stone, Walker, Wester, and Yearty.
Nays-None.
Very Respectfully,
J. E. -ARSON,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 200, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.

SMr. Larson of Clay, Chairman of the Committee on Public
Roads and Highways Dept., submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Public Roads and Highways Dept., to
whom was referred:
House Bill No. 205:
A bill to be entitled An Act designating, declaring and
establishing as a State Road that certain highway running
West from the City of Fellsmere, Florida, in Indian River
County, to the Town of Kenansville, Florida, in Osceola
County.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Larson, Blount, Kennedy, Lindler, Rogers,
Steed, Stone, Walker, Wester, and Yearty.
Nays-None.
Very Respectfully,
J. E. LARSON,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 205, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. J. E. Larson, of Clay County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Public Roads and Highway Department, submitted
th, following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Public Roads and Highways Depart-
ment, to whom was referred:
House Bill No. 220:
A bill to be entitled An Act designating as a state road that
certain road beginning at a point on State Road Number 3,
approximately three miles south of the City of Sanford, where
t- present paved road to Oviedo intersects said Road Number
3; thence along said paved road to the intersection of Broad-
way and Bay streets in the town of Oviedo, Florida, and
t'. nce running in a southeasterly direction along the paved
road, as now located, and known as the Cnuluota-oviedo road,
to Chuiuota, Florida; tnence continuing south along the Sec-
tion line between Sectibns 28, 29 and 3; and 33, Township 21,
Range 3&, in the county of Seminole, to its intersection with
the Orange County line; and thence continuing on tne
present paved road to tne intersection of said road with State
Road Number 22.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Larson, Blount, Chappell, Lindler, Peeples,
Rogers, Steed, Stone, Walker, Watson, Wester, Wood and
Yearty.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
J. E. LARSON,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 220, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.

Mr. J. E. Larson, of Clay, Chairman of the Committee on
Public Roads and Highways Department, submitted the fol-
lowing report:



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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Public Roads and Hnghways Dept., to
whom was referred:
House Bill No. 221:
A bill to be entitled An Act designating as a State Road that
certain road beginning at the southwest corner of the south-
east quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 28, Township
20, Range 32, in Seminole County, Florida, where it inter-
sects with State Road Number 44, and running in a south-
westerly direction along the paved road as now located and
known as the Oviedo-Geneva road to the intersection of
Broadway and Bay streets in Oviedo, Florida, and thence run-
ning west approximately five-eighths of a mile; thence in a
southwesterly direction along the present paved road as now
located and now known as the Oviedo-Winter Park road to its
intersection with the Orange County line at the southwest
corner of the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of
section 35, township 21, range 30, in the county of Seminole
and state of Florida; thence continuing and following the
present paved road to the point where said road intersects
with the city limits of the town of Winter Park, Florida.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Larson, Blount, Chappell, Lindler, Peeples,
Rogers, Steed, Stone, Walker, Watson, Wester, Wood and
Yearty.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
J. E. LARSON;
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 221, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sledge of Jefferson, Chairman of the Committee on
Game, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Game, to whom was referred:
House Bill No. 261:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Section 2 of Chapter
11838, Acts of 1927. Laws of Florida, the same being Section
1903 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, relating
to the creation of the office of the State Game Commissioner
and the appointment, qualifications, salary and term of of-
fice of such Commissioner; and to repeal Section 3 of Chap-
ter 11838, Acts of 1927, Laws of Florida, the same being Sec-
tion 1904 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927. inso-
far as the same provides for visitation by such Commissioner
to the various counties of the State: and to provide that all
the powers and duties conferred by law upon such State Game
Commissioner shall be conferred upon and exercised and per-
formed by the Governor and his Cabinet, composed of those
administrative officers created by Sections 1 and 20 of Article
IV of the Constitution of the State of Florida.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Morton, Dann, Brock and Sledge.
Nays-Messrs. Steed, Collier, Peeples, Lindler, Strickland,
Kennedy, Nordman, Walker and Stewart.
Very respectfully,
L. W. SLEDGE,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 261, contained in the above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. Kanner of Martin, Chairman of the Committee on Local
Bills, Fourth District, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Local Bills, Fourth District, to whom
was referred:










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House Bill No. 265:
A bill to be entitled An Act legalizing, validating, ratify-
ing and confirming all special assessments and reassessments
made by the city of Winter Park, Florida, prior to this Act
becoming effective.
Have had the same under consideration, report the same
favorably and ask that it be placed on the Calendar for Local
Blls.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Kanner, Robineau, McRory, Madison, Nord-
man.
Nays--None.
Very respectfully,
SA. 0. KANNER,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 265, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Local Bills on second reading.
Mr. Kanner of Martin, Chairman of the Committee on Local
Bills, Fourth District, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir: 1 -'T7A
Your Committee on Local Bills, Fourth District, to whom
was referred:
House Bill No. 242:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 8658. Special
Acts of Legislature for the year 1921 relating to payment of
twenty-five dollars reward for arrest and conviction of per-
sons violating prohibition laws of Florida in Dade county.
Have had the same under consideration and report same
favorably and ask that it be placed on the Calendar of Local
Bills.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-M-essrs. Kanner, Robineau, McRory, Madison and Nord-
man.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
A. O. KANNER,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 242, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Local Bills on second reading.

Mr. Kanner of Martin, Chairman of the Committee on
Local Bills, Fourth District, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Local Bills, Fourth District, to whom
was referred:
House Bill No. 207:



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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Local Bills, Fourth District, to whom
was referred:
House Bill No. 208:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Board of Com-
missioners of Citrus Center Drainage District to decrease the
taxes levied in said District for the year 1931 and succeeding
years to such an amount as they may deem proper.
Have had the same under consideration, and report same
favorably and ask that it be placed on the Calendar for
Local Bills.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Kanner, Robineau, McRory, Madison, and
Nordman.
Nays-None.
Very Respectfully,
A. O. KANNER,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 208, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Local Bills on second reading.
Mr. Kanner of Martin, Chairman of the Committee on
Local Bills, Fourth District, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Local Bills, Fourth District, to whom
was referred:
Senate Bill No. 65:
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the present Municipal
Government of the City of LaBelle, in the County of Hendry,
and State of Florida, and to establish, organize and constitute
a municipality to be known and designated as the City of
LaBelle, in Hendry County, Florida, and to define its terri-
torial boundaries and to provide for its jurisdiction, powers,
and privileges, and requiring a referendum thereon.
Have had the same under consideration, and report same
favorably and ask that it be placed on the Calendar for
Local Bills.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Kanner, Robineau, McRory, Madison, and
Nordman.
Nays-None.
Very Respectfully,
A. O. KANNER,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 65, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Local Bills on second reading.
Mr. John E. Mathews, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, reported that the Committee had con-
sidered the following bill, and recommend that it pass:



A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 13807, Laws House Bill No. 187:
of Florida, year, 1929, entitled An Act granting to certain A bill to be entitled An Act to prescribe by which elections
riparian land owners who now have vested rights acquired may be called and hela for the approval of the issuance of
under Chapter 4564, Acts of 1897, Laws of Florida, the right bonds by counties, districts, and municipalities of the State
to sponge, propagate, and grow within the bays, lagoons, of Florida, in compliance with Section Six, Article Nine of
sounds and straits fronting upon or bordering the lands owned the Constitution of the State of Florida, as amended at the
by them, and to prohibit trespassing within said areas and General Election, A. D. 1930, and to regulate the calling, hold-
providing suitable penalties therefore, ing conduct and declaration of the result of same; to pre-
Have had the same under consideration, and reported the scribe the effect thereof; to limit the right to contest same
same favorably and ask that it be placed on Calendar for and to provide penalties for violation of this Act.
Local Bills. Committee vote was as follows:
m itte Vote was as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Mathews, Robineau, McKenzie, Black, Teague,
,Committee vote was as follows: Sapp, Holmes, Westbrook, Taylor, Caldwell, Kanner, Bledsoe,
Yeas-Messrs. Kanner, McRory, Madison, Nordman. and Beasley.
Nays--Mr. Robineau. Nays-None.
Very Respectfully, ,' Absent-Messrs. Tomasello, Keen, Booth, and Sledge.
A. O. KANNER, Very Respectfully,
Chairman of Committee. JOHN E. MATHEWS,
And House Bill No. 207, contained in the above report, wa| Chairman of Committee.
placed on the Calendar of Local Bills on second reading. And House Bill No. 187, contained in the above report, was
r. K nr f Martin, C rma the Committee o: placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Local Mr. anJohn E. Mathewrtin, Chairman of the Committee o:
Local Bills, Fourth District, submitted the following report: Mr. John E. Mathews, Chairman of the Committee on



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Finance and Taxation, reported that the Committee had con-
sidered the following bill, and recommend that it do not pass:
House Bill No. 41:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 13 of Chapter
14572, relating to and concerning taxation; providing for the
time within which foreclosure in Equity of tax sale certificates
and tax deed and for the procedure in such cases.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Mathews, Robineau, McKenzie, Black, and
Sapp.
Nays-Messrs. Keen, Teague, Holmes, Westbrook, Caldwell,
Taylor, Kanner, and Bledsoe.
Absent-Messrs. Tomasello, Booth, Sledge, and Beasley.
Very Respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 41, contained in the above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. John E. Mathews, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, reported that the Committee had con-
sidered the following bill, and recommend that it do not pass:
House Bill No. 11:
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare all designated State
Roads to be the exclusive property of the State of Florida, and
define the meaning of designated State Roads; nd to pro-
vide for the reimbursement to the individual counties of all
moneys spent upon the said designated State Roads since
and including the year 1915, and for the manner and time
of such reimbursement to the said counties shall be made.
And providing when this Act is to take effect; and providing
that all Laws or parts thereof in conflict with this Act to be
repealed.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. McKenzie, Holmes, Westbrook, and Beasley.
Nays-Messrs. Mathews, Robineau, Keen, Sledge, Black,
Teague, Sapp, Caldwell, Taylor. Kanner, and Bledsoe.
Absent-Messrs. Tomasello and Booth.
Very Respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 11, contained in the above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. John E. Mathews, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, reported that the Committee had con-
sidered the following bill, and recommend that it pass:
House Bill No. 185:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Sub Section D of
Section 6 of Chapter 14491, Acts of 1929. Laws of Florida,
imposing a license tax upon apartment houses.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Mathews. Robineau, McKenzie, Keen, Teague,
Sapp, Holmes, Westbrook, Caldwell, Taylor, Kanner, Bledsoe,
and Beasley.
Nays-None. '
Absent-Messrs. Tomasello, Booth, Sledge, and Black.
Very Respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairnian of Committee.
And House Bill No. 185, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. John E. Mathews, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, reported that the Committee had con-
sidered the following bill, and recommend that it do not pass:
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5:
Pledging themselves to a careful study of the tax situation
and giving it preference over other matters.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Messrs. Mathews, Robineau, McKenzie, Keen, Teague
Sapp, Holmes, Westbrook, Caldwell, Taylor, Kanner, Bledsoe
and Beasley.
Absent-Messrs. Tomasello, Booth, Sledge, and Black.
Very Respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5, contained in thi
above report, was laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. J. H. Coffee, Chairman of the Committee on Publi



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Health, reported that the Committee had considered the fol-
lowing bill, and recommended that it pass:
House Bill No. 113:
A bill to be entitled An Act defining the practice of barber-
ing and requiring a license or certificate of registration as a
condition precedent to any person practicing barbering or
acting as an apprentice barber and prescribing the terms and
conditions upon which licenses or certificates of registration
may be issued to any person to practice barbering or act as
an apprentice barber in the State of Florida; creating the
State Board of Barber Examiners and defining and declaring
its powers and duties; regulating the practice of barbering
or acting as apprentice barber by those licensed hereunder;
regulating the operation of barber schools, prescribing a course
of study for such schools and the requirements for gradua-
tion therefrom; imposing certain fees upon persons applying
for licenses, or certificates of registration to practice barber-
il., act as apprentice barber or teach in barber schools in
this State; and appropriating the proceeds thereof to accom-
plish the purposes of this Act; and prescribing penalties for
the violation of the provisions of this Act and regulations
hereunder.
The Committee recommends the following amendment:
In Section 7, line 15, strike out the word "waving."
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Strickland, Dann, Fuller, Blount, Kennedy,
and Coffee.
Nays-None.
Very Respectfully,
J. H. COFFEE,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 113 together with the amendment, con-
tained in the above report, was, placed on the Calendar of
Bills on second reading.

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Reprsentatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
senatives that the State has adopted-

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 12:
To appoint a committee of five to act as a Reception Com-
mittee upon the arrival of Hon. Charles B. Summerall and to
make any and all necessary arrangements for his entertain-
ment while in the city.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfull,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 12, contained in the
above message, was read the first time.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Concurrent Resolution No. 12 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 12 was read a second
time.
Mr. Westbrook moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has adopted-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 11:
e Relative to appointing a committee to make investigation as
to why the Budget and Report has not been filed as provided
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And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 11, contained in the
above message, was read the first time.
Mr. McKenzie moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Concurrent Resolution No. 11 be read a second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 11 was read a second
time.
Mr. McKenzie moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
The Speaker announced that in accordance with provision
of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 11 that he would appoint
Messrs. McKenzie, Coffee and McRory on the part of the
House of Representatives to serve on such investigation com-
mittee.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr..
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 76:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 256 of the
Revised General Statutes of 1920, Laws of Florida, the same
being Section 311 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida,
relating to the qualification of Candidates in any General
Election to be held in the State of Florida.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 78:
A bill to De entitled An Act to release owners of Motor Ve-
hicles from responsibility for injuries to passengers therein.
Was taken up in its order and read a third time in full.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 76, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and referred to the Commit-
tee on Privileges and Elections.
And Senate Bill No. 78, contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and referred to the Committee
on Judiciary "A".
The iollowmug message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr..
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Gomez-
Senate Bill No. 190:
A bill to be entitled An Act to establish a Volunteer Fire-
men's Pension Fund for the members of the Volunteer Fire
Department of the City of Key West, and provide for the
payment of a pension to certain Volunteer members of said
Fire Department.
Also-
By Senator Gomez-
Penate Bill No. 191:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the City Council of
the city of Key West by ordinance to levy and collect a fee
from the occupants of premises in said city for furnishing the
service of removing and disposing of trash and/or garbage
and limiting the fee to be charged for such service; and au-
thonzing said City Council to pass ordinances to institute and
maintain a system for the carrying into effect the levy and
collection of such fee; and providing that such fees collected
shall be placed in a Special Fund and limiting the purposes
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Also-
By Senator Gomez-
Senate Bill No. 192:
A bill to be entitled An Act empowering the -City Council
of the City of Key West to regulate the licensing, bonding,
operation and parking of public vehicles for hire and/or the
owners thereof and/or the drivers thereof and repealing all
laws in conflict.
Also-
By Senator Gomez-
Senate Bill No. 194:
A bill to be entitled An Act approving, confirming, and val-
idating all compromises, adjustments, abatements, rebates and
waivers of interest heretofore effected, made and allowed by
the City Council of the City of Key West or by the Tax Ad-
justment Committee of said City and/or by the officers of
said City in the collection of taxes on real and personal prop-
erty and Special Improvement Assessments for street paving
and/or sidewalks; conferring on the City Council of the City
of Key West authority from time to time by Resolution to
waive the collection of interest that may be due on any
taxes assessed on read and personal property and on Special
Improvement Assessments for street paving and/or sidewalks.
Also-
By Senator Gomez-
Senate Bill No. 195:
A bill to be entitled An Act empowering and authorizing the
City Council of the City of Key West to authorize the accept-
ance of Municipal Bonds of said City at the Face Value there-
of -vith accrued interest, issued, sold, outstanding and unpaid,
excepting revenue bonds, in payment of taxes assessed by said
City against any lot or plot of land and improvements thereon,
for the year 1929 and prior years, provided that at the time
of such acceptance all taxes assessed thereon by said City
for the year 1929 and prior years are paid in full, and provided
further that at the time of such acceptance all taxes assessed
thereon by said City for the year 1930 and subsequent years
are paid in full in United States currency.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bills Nos. 190, 191, 192 and 195, contained in
the above message, were read the first time by their titles and
referred to the Committee on Local Bills for the Fourth Dis-
trict.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By Senator Gomez--
Senate Bill No. 46:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 10859, special
laws of Florida, 1925, entitled An Act to establish and create
a Juvenile Court in and for Monroe County, Florida, to confer
its powers and define its jurisdictions; to provide for the judge
of said court and to define his powers and duties; and to pro-
vide for the expenses of said court and compensation of said
judge.
Also-
By Senator Gomez-
Senate Bill No. 47:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the compensation of the
Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida,
and designating the fund out of which said compensation shall
be paid.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Eenate.
And Senate Bill No. 46, contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and referred to the Committee
on Local Bills for the Fourth District.



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Mr. Albury moved that Senate Bill No. 47 be indefinitely
postponed.
Which was agreed to.
The following message from the Senate was received:

Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By the Constitutional three-fifths vote of the entire mem-
bership elected to the Senate of the 1931 session of the Flor-
ida State Senate, which Joint Resolution reads as follows:
Senate Joint Resolution No. 62:
A Joint Resolution proposing an Amendment to Section 2
and to Section 4 of Article V of the Constitution of Florida
to the Judiciary Department.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. That the following amendment to Section 2 and
to Section 4 of Article V of the Constitution of the State of
Florida, be, and the same is hereby agreed to, and shall be
submitted to the electors of the State of Florida at the next
general election to be held on the First Tuesday after the
First Monday in November, 1932, for ratification or rejection.
Section 2. The Supreme Court shall consist of Seven (7)
Justices who shall be elected by the qualified electors of the
State at the time and places of voting for members of the
Legislature. The term of office of each Justice shall be six
years. The terms of office of the six Justices now con-
stituting the Supreme Court shall not be affected by this
amendment. Their successors shall be elected in the same
manner and at the same time and places as required by the
constitution before this amendment. Upon the ratification of
this amendment it shall be the duty of the Governor to ap-
point one additional Justice of the Supreme Court and he
shall hold office from the date of his appointment until
Tuesday after the First Monday in January, 1935, and whose
successor shall be elected, at the general election in 1934 to
hold office for a term of six years beginning Tuesday after
the First Monday in Janury 1935, and thereafter the succes-
sors of the Justices of the Supreme Court shall be elected at
the general election next preceding the expiration of their
terms of office respectively, except in case of an election to
fill an unexpired term of a Justice whose term of office may
have become vacant.
Section 3. The Supreme Court may hear, consider and de-
termine causes and exercise all its powers and jurisdiction as a
single body in which case a majority of the members of the
Court shall constitute a quorum for the dispatch of business,
or it may exercise its powers and jurisdiction in two divisions,
under such regulation as may be determined by the Court.
Each division shall consist of three members of the Court
and the Chief Justice who shall by virtue of his position as
Chief Justice be a member of each division and the judgment
of either division concurred in by all the members of such
division shall be the judgment of the Court. The concurrence
of a majority of the members of the Court shall be necessary
to a decision and judgment of the Court, whether the Court
is sitting in two divisions or when acting as a single body.
All capital cases. All cases involving the determination ot
State or Federal constitutional questions and such other cases
as may be directed by the Court shall be determined by the
Court acting as a single body.
The chief justice shall preside over each division and over
the Court acting as a single body and when the chief justice
is disqualified or is absent or is disabled from any cause, the
Justice oldest in point of service present and qualified shall
preside over the entire Court and each division thereof until
the disability of the chief justice is removed.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Joint Resolution No. 62, contained in the above
message, was read the first time by its title and referred to
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The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By the Constitutional three-fifths vote of the entire mem-
bership elected to the Senate of the 1931 session of the Flor-
ida State Senate, which Joint Resolution reads as follows:
Senate Joint Resolution No. 2:
A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to Article IX
of the Constitution of the State of Florida, Relating to Tax-
ation and Finance.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Article IX of the Consti-
tution of the State of Florida relating to taxation and finance
to be numbered Section 14 of said Article IX, be and the
same hereby is agreed to and shall be submitted to the elec-
tors of the State of Florida at the general election to be held
on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, A.
D., 1932, for ratification or rejection, to-wit:
Section 14. The Legislature of the State of Florida shall
have power to levy a tax upon income and to fix the rate
or rates thereof, and to apportion the taxes collected there-
from.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Joint Resolution No. 2, contained in the above
message, was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber.
Tallahassee, Fla., April 21, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has concurred in House Amend-
ment to-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 9:
To create a Commission to be known as the Century of
Progress, Chicago World Fair Centennial, 1933, Commission
providing for its members, rights and duties.
Which Amendment is as follows:
And that no expense shall be authorized or paid under the
terms of this Resolution in excess of the contributions there-
for received and provided further any such expenses as may
be authorized shall be paid exclusively from such contribu-
tions.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Mr. Parker (Leon), moved that the rules be waived and
that Senate Joint Resolution No. 62 be now taken up and
considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Senate Joint Resolution No. 62:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Section 2
and to Section 4 of Article V of the Constitution of Florida
relating to the Judiciary Department.
Was taken up.
Mr. Parker moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Joint Resolution No. 62 be read a second time by its
title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Joint Resolution No. 62 was read a second time
by its title only.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the rules be further
waived and that Senate Joint Resolution No. 62 be read a
third time in full and put upon its passage.
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And Senate Joint Resolution No. 62 was read a third time
in full.
Mr. Robineau moved that the rules be waived and that the
House do now take up and consider House Joint Resolution
No. 52.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.

And-
House Joint Resolution No. 52:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Section 2
and to Section 4 of Article V of the Constitution of Florida
relating to the Judiciary Department.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
SThat the following amendment to Section 2 and to Section 4
of Article V of the Constitution of the State of Florida be, and
the same is hereby agreed to, and shall be submitted to the
electors of the State of Florida at the next General Election to
be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in Novem-
ber, 1932, for ratification or rejection.
Section 2. The Supreme Court shall consist of seven (7)
Justices who shall be elected by the qualified electors of the
State at the time and places of voting for members of the
Legislature. The term of office of each Justice shall be six
years. The terms of office of the six Justices now constitut-
ing the Supreme Court shall not be affected by this amend-
ment. Their successors shall be elected in the same manner
and at the same time and places as required by the Constitu-
tion before this amendment. Upon the ratification of this
amendment it shall be the duty of the Governor to appoint
one additional Justice of the Supreme Court and he shall hold
office from the date of his appointment until Tuesday after
the first Monday in January, 1935, and whose successor shall
be elected at the General Election in 1934 to hold office for
a term of six years beginning Tuesday after the first Monday
in January, 1935, and thereafter the successors of the Justices
of the Supreme Court shall be elected at the General Election
next preceding the expiration of their terms of office re-
spectively, except in case of an election to fill an unexpired
term of a Justice whose term of office may have become
vacant.
Section 4. The Supreme Court may hear, consider and
determine causes and exercise all its powers and jurisdiction
as a single body in which case a majority of the members of
the Court shall constitute a quorum for the dispatch of busi-
nes, or it may exercise its powers and jurisdiction in two
Divisions, under such regulation as may be determined by
the Court. Each Division shall consist of three members of
the Court and the Chief Justice who shall by virtue of his
position as Chief Justice be a member of each Division and
the judgment of either Division concurred in by all the mem-
bers of such Division shall be the judgment of the Court. The
concurrence of a majority of the members of the Court shall
be necessary to a decision and judgment of the Court, whether
the Court is sitting in two divisions or when acting as a single
body.
All capital cases, all cases involving the determination of
State or Federal Constitutional questions and such other cases
as may be directed by the Court shall be determined by the
Court acting as a single body.
The Chief Justice shall preside over each Division and over
the Court acting as a single body and when the Chief Justice
is disqualified or is absent or is disabled from any cause the
Justice- oldest in point of service present and qualified shall
preside over the entire Court and each Division thereof until
the disability of the Chief Justice is removed.
Was taken up.
Mr. Robineau moved that the rules be further waived and
House Joint Resolution No. 52 be read a second time in full.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Joint Resolution No. 52 was read a second time
in full.
Mr. Robineau moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Joint Resolution No. 52 be read a third time in
full and put upon its passage.
And House Joint Resolution No. 52 was read a third time
in full.
Mr. Watson moved that further consideration on House
Joint Resolution No. 52 be postponed until 1 o'clock today.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Watson moved that House Joint Resolution No. 52 be
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Committee withdraw and give immediate consideration to
same and report back to the House by one o'clock today.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Kehoe moved that further consideration of House Joint
Resolution No. 52 be postponed until 10:30 o'clock A. M. to-
morrow, Thursday, April 23rd.
Which was agreed to.
And House Joint Resolution No. 52 was ordered to be made
a special order for consideration at 10:30 tomorrow.
Mr. Westbrook moved that a Committee of three members
of the House be appointed to notify the Senate that the
House of Representativer was ready for the Joint Session at
eleven o'clock to hear General Summerall.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointee Messrs. Westbrook,
Blount, and Wainwright as such Committee, who retired and
later reported they had performed the duty and was dis-
charged.
A Committee consisting of Senators Hodges, Futch and
Anderson appeared at the bar of the House and notified the
House of Representatives that the Senate was ready to con-
vene in Joint Session at eleven o'clock.

JOINT SESSION
At eleven o'clock A. M. the members of the Senate together
with the attaches of the Senate appeared in the House and
were given seats.
The roll of the Senators was called by the Secretary of the
Senate and the following answered to their names:
Mr. President; Senator- Adams. Anderson, Andrews, Bell,
Bradshaw, Butler, Caro, Chowning, Clarke, Council, Dell,
English, Futch, Gary, Getzen, Gome;, Harris; Harrison. Hil-
burn, Hinely, Hodges, Howell, Irby, Johns, King, Knabb, Lewis,
Neel, Parker, Parrish, Stewart, Swearingen, Taylor, Turner.
Wagg, Watson, Young-38.
A quorum of the Senate present.
The roll of the House was called and the following members
answered to their names:
Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, And-ews, B.rrow,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock.
Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Coffee, Collier, Dann, Durrance,
Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Home
(Jackson), Home (Madison), Kanner. Keen, Kehoe, Kelly,
Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee),
Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus,
(Gilchrist). Mitchel, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton,
McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge,
Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Tavlor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward,
Warner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whit-
man, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-84
A quorum of the House of Representatives present.
Senator T. G. Putch was made chairman of the Joint Ses-
sion.
Mr. Kennedy moved that a committee of three be appointed
to retire and escort Governor Doyle E. Carlton and General
Chas. P. Summerall to the House Chamber.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the chairman appointed Senators English and
Messrs. Kennedy and Westbrook to retire and escort the Gov-
ernor and General Summerall to the rostrum.
The committee retired and after a brief absence returned
with the honored guests.
Mr. Tomasello introduced General Albert H. Blanding and
moved that a committee, of three be appointed to escort him
to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to by the Joint Session.
Thereupon the chairman appointed Senator Swearingen and
Messrs. Tomasello and Bullard to escort General Blanding to
the rostrum.
The chairman of the Joint Session introduced Governor
Doyle E. Carlton, who in turn introduced General Summerall.
General Summerall delivered an address on State Patriot-
ism, stressing unity of purpose and action of all citizens.
At 11:50 o clock A. M the Joint Session rose and mem-
bers of the Senate retired to their chamber.
The roll of the House was called and the following members
answered to their names'
Mr. Speaker: Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Barrow,
Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount,
Brock, Bullard, Burnett, Chapman, Coffee, Collier, Dann,
Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Hagan,