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Table of Contents
    Title Page
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    June 1931
        Saturday, June 6
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        Wednesday, June 10
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        Thursday, June 11
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        Friday, June 12
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        Monday, June 15
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        Tuesday, June 16
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        Wednesday, June 17
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        Friday, June 19
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    Errata of the Journal of the House of Representatives, First Extraordinary Session, June 6 to June 25, 1931
        Page 1304
    Certificate
        Page 1304
    Index to the Journal of the House of Representatives, First Extraordinary Session, June 6th to June 25th, 1931
        Members of the House of Representatives
            Page 1388
        Miscellaneous Subjects, House of Representatives
            Page 1389
        House Concurrent Resolutions
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        House Resolutions
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        House Bills and Joint Resolutions
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        Senate Bills and Joint Resolutions in the House
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Full Text





JOURNAL OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES






EXTRAORDINARY SESSION

1931



At an Extraordinary Session of the Legislature, convened by proclamation of His Ex-
cellency, Doyle E. Carlton, Governor of Florida, under the proclamation
hereinafter set out, begun and held at the Capitol in the
City of Tallahassee, in the State of Florida.












JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EXTRAORDINARY SESSION

At An Extraordinary Session of the Florida Legislature, Convened By Proclamation of His Ex-
cellency, Doyle E. Carlton, Governor of Florida, Under Proclamation Hereafter
Set Out, Begun and Held At the Capitol in the City of Tallahas-
see, in the State of Florida

SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 1931



The Proclamation of the Governor convening the Legisla-
ture in Extraordinary Session was read by Honorable E. Clay
Lewis, Speaker at the Regular Session, as follows:
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
TALLAHASSEE
June 4, 1931
To the Honorable Members of the Senate and the House of
Representativess
A Special Session of the Legislature is necessary. We have
accomplished at the Regular Session little which the people
expected or the State requires. Thus far it is a liability in-
stead of an asset to the State and to the Members of the Leg-
islature who are thinking in terms of service. Burdens have
been added rather than lifted and we leave discouragement
rather than hope to the people.
If, as commanded by the Constitution, we should fix the
village today to meet the requirements of the State as well
as the schools according to the Appropriation Bill just passed
out state millage would not be less than twenty, a situation
which is unthinkable.
I am sure that the Members are unwilling to cease their
labors until our problems are solved in keeping with their
pledges to the people. That our work, therefore, may be un-
interrupted, our legislative work closed out at the earliest
possible date and assurance be given tne people, it seems wise
to convene in extraordinary session beginning Saturday, June
sixth, 1931. Our goal must be-
1. To provide revenues apart from the general property tax
to meet the requirements of the schools. It is an idle cere-
mony to make appropriations without revenue to meet them.
2. To provide new sources of revenue, not to increase our
burdens, but solely for the purpose of relieving the General
Property Tax, particularly the State Ad Valorem.
3. The allocation of our present Gas Tax on a formula that
is fair throughout the State and that will end contention be-
tween big and little counties. I caution you against arbitrary
standards and again urge the Federal allocation as a sound
basis.
4. Better machinery for tax collection and a Tax Commis-
sion of three members, authorized to adjust and assist in the
collection of past due taxes, place on our rolls property now
escaping taxation, assist in working out our tax problems and
give stability to our entire tax structure.
I have therefore suggested sources of revenue to meet the
requirements of the schools, sources to relieve the State Ad Va-
lorm Tax, a fair allocation of our present gas revenue, a uni-
form system of records and accounts for the various units of
government, a budgeting system, a purchasing department, an
adjustment of the compensation of county officers and the
abolition of unnecessary courts.
I very much hope that we may reconvene with a determina-
tion to carry out this program in a cool, deliberate and states-
manlike manner. I fear that our very earnestness has'at
times confused our efforts and we have found ourselves like
firemen quarreling as to how to extinguish the fire while the
house burns down.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Doyle E. Carlton, Governor of the
State- of Florida, by virtue of the power and authority vested
in me by the Constitution of the State, do hereby convene
The Legislature of the State of Florida in extra session at the
Capitol in Tallahassee, at ten o'clock, Saturday, June sixth,
1931, for the purpose of dealing solely with the matters of



finance and taxation, State, County and Municipal, including
the items hereinabove set forth, as well as General Appropri-
ation which has not been acted upon.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have nereunto set my hand,
and have caused the Great Seal of the State of Florida to be
affixed hereunder, at Tallahassee. the Capital of the State,
this fourth dar of June, A. D. 1831. and of the Independence
of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Fifty-
sixth year.
(SEAL) DOYLE E. CARLTON,
Governor.
The House of Representatives was called to order at ten
O'clock A. M., Saturday, June 5th, by Honorable E. Clay Lewis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Anderson Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock,
Brown, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Coffee. Collier. Dahn, Da-
vis, Douglas, Elliott, Finlayson, Goff, Hagan. Harrell, Hohnes.
Home (Jackson), Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kelly,
Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee).
Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Madison, Mason, ,Mathews
(Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Mar-
ion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Poppell, Prine,
Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Stewart,
Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Taylor. Teague, Trammell (Brevard),
Trammell (Calhoun), Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Went-
worth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,
Yearty, Zim--78.
A quorum present.
Prayer by Rev. J. E. Mickler, who was later elected Chaplain.

INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE
RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Caldwell of Santa Rosa-
House Resolution No. 1:
Providing that all officers and standing committees of the
1931 regular session of the Florida Legislature be elected and
appointed for the Extraordinary session just convened.
House Resolution No. 3:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES:
Section 1. That all officers and standing committees of
the 1931 regular session of the House of Representatives be,
and the same are hereby elected and appointed for this special
session.
Section 2. That the standing rules of the House of Repre-
sentatives, as printed, regular session, 1931, be, and the same
are hereby, adopted as the rules of the 1931 special session.
Section 3. That Rule 25 be, and the same is hereby,
amended to read as follows:
The House shall meet on each legislative day, except Sat-
urday, June 13, at 10 o'clock, A. M. and adjourn at 1 o'clock
P. M., and at 3 o'clock P. M. and adjourn at 5 o'clock P. M.
Special sessions of the House shall be held beginning at 8
o'clock P. M. on Mondays and Thursdays for consideration
of the calendar of local bills.
Section 4. That Rule 59 be, and the same is hereby, re-
pealed.
Mr. Caldwell moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
The Resolution was adopted.



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And the officers and committees of the regular session
were declared elected and appointed for the extraordinary ses-
sion.
Mr. Mathews, of Duval, moved that a Committee of three
members of the House of Representatives be appointed by the
Speaker to wait upon his excellency Honorable Doyle E. Carl-
ton, Governor of. Florida, and notify him that the House of
Representatives for the Extraordinary session was organized
and was ready to transact business.
Which motion was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Mathews (Duval),
Horne of Madison and Watson as such committee.
The committee retired and after a brief absence returned
and reported they had performed the duty assigned them
and they were discharged.
A committee of three members of the Senate consisting of
Senators Harris, Hilburn and Gary, appeared at the Bar of
the House of Representatives and advised that the Senate
was organized and was ready to transact business.
Mr. McRory moved that a committee of three members of
the House of Representatives be appointed to wait upon the
Senate and advise that the House was duly organized and
ready to transact business.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. McRory, Horne of
Jackson and Westbrook, as said committee.
The committee retired and after a brief absence returned
and reported that they had performed the duty assigned
them.
'They were thereupon discharged.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Kanrner of Martin-
House Resolution No. 2:
Relating to appointment of certain attaches.
House Resolution No. 2:
WHEREAS, by proclamation ol his Excellency. Doyle E.
Carlton. the Governor of Florida, the 1931 Legislattue has been
called into extraordinary session for the purpose of consider-
ing certain legislation named in such call. therefore
BE IS RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE 3F REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE LEGISLATURE. OF FLORIDA IN EXTRA-
ORDINARY SESSION ASSEMBLED:
That the following named a+aches are hereby elected to
continue their services at this special session:
Chief Clerk-Praink Webb.
Assistant Chief Clerk-Mrs. Emma L. Smith.
Assistant Chief Clerk-Lester Lewis.
Bill Clerk-Mrs. W. 1R, orFlnai.
Assistant Bill Clerk-Dick Troxler.
Reading Clerk-Louis O. Gravely, Jr.
Assistant Reading Clerk-Ammo7 McClelland.
Assistant Reading Clerk-Mrs. Margaret Croy.
Engrossing Clerk-Richard W. Erwin, Jr.
Enrolling Clerk-Miss Annie. Bond.
Sergeant-at-Arms-Nathan Jones.
Messenger-C. J. Ferrell.
Doorkeeper-Donald Tompkins.
Gallery Doorkeeper-S. A. Barco.
Chaplain-J. E, Mickler.
Janitor-J. A. Stewart.
PAGES (Eight)
Marjorie Hightower, Dorothy Fieeman, Alton Dendy, Dick
Bell, Neil Stone. Dwight Rogers. Jr., William Clark, Thomas
(Red) Armstrong.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:
That the Speaker of the House be, and is, hereby authorized
and empowered ', appoint so many of the Assistant Sergeants-
at-Arms as is: deemed necessary, and to appoint one Registra-
tion Clerk, and one Custodian of third copy of bills and stamps,
and to appoint an Assistant Messenger, and to appoint an As-
sistant Janitor, and to appoint such clerical aid as may be
required to carry on the business of the special session upon
the certification and recommendation of the Efficiency Com-
mittee and the Legislative Expense Committee, or by the
Chairman of the Legislative Expense Committee and the
Efficiency Committee.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:
That the Chief Clerk shall Pppoint the same special assist-
ants and the Indexing Clerk as served during the regular
session.



June 6, 1931



Mr. Kanner moved that the rule be waived and that the
resolution be adopted.
Pending consideration thereof.
Mr. Elliott of Lafayette offered the following amendment to
House Resolutioi, No. 2:
That four pages be employed among the eight heretofore
serving and two, one reading clerk and one assistant, from the
three heretofore serving.
Mr. Elliott moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Kanner 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 call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Barrow, Beasley, Black, Brown,
Bullard. Burnett, Caldwell. Chapman, Coffee. Collier, Doug-
las. Goff. Hagan, Harrell. Horne lMadison'. Kanner. Keen,
Kelly, Kennedy, Lee Highlands,. Lea ,Manatee'. Lewis 'Palm
Beach), Lindler, Madison, Mason, Mathews Duval-, Mattheus
(Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus. Moon 'Marion,. Morton, McKen-
zie, Nordman, Page, Poppell. Prine. Robineau.,Rowe, Rogers,
Sapp, Shackelford, Stone. Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Trammell
(Brevard), Trammell iCalhoun,. Walker, Watson, Westbrook,
West, Wicker, Wood, Yearty-54.
Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Bloodworth, Booth,
Blount, Brock, Dann, Davis. Elliott. Finlayson, Home 'Jack-
son). Kendrick. Larson. McRory. Roberts. Strom. Ward. War-
ner, Wentworth. Wester, Whitman. Zlm-22.
The motion to lay the amendment on the table was agreed
to.
Mr. Kanner of Martin offered the following amendment to
House Resolution No. 2:
In Section 1, lines 7 and 8 of list, of attaches, strike out the
word "assistant."
Mr. Kanner moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion to adopt the Resolu-
tion as amended.
Which was agreed to
And the Resolution, as amended, was :adopted.
COMMITTEE REPORT
WHEREAS, the Efficiency Committee of the House of Rep-
resentatives has recommended that the persons whose names
appear on the attached list will not be needed as attaches for
the Extraordinary Session of the 1931 Legislature, in the
House of Representatives, just convened,
BE IT, THEREFORE, RESOLVED That the Attaches of the
Stenographic Room, Engrossing Room, Enrolling Room. and
Journal Room, including typists, verifiers. and employees of
the Sergeant's office, be, and the same hereby are. retained
for the Extraordinary Session of the 1931 Legislature in the
House of Representatives thereof, except those whose names
appear upon the attached list.
The following named persons have been dropped from the
payroll by the Efficiency Committee and need not report for
further work:
STENOGRAPHIC ROOM
Herbert Keen Katherine Warren
Woodrow Melvin Gwendolyn Worthington
Helen Burke Minnie McCord
Mrs. Maxine Steele Margaret Scull
Jewel Groom Mrs. Clifford G. Simmons
Elizabeth Jones
ENGROSSING ROOM
Mrs. Ethel M. Coleman Mrs. Mahew Frier
Minnie Marshall Mildred Scott
Dorothy Harrington Lucille Robertson
Ruth Johnson Ruby Cress
ENROLLING ROOM



TYPISTS
Irene Green
Alice Hart
Mabel Langford
Betty Dunbar
Sue Papy
Catherine Turnbull



VERIFIRRS:
Ruth Grace Logan
Marguerite Rouse
.ena Cowart
Mrs. McEachin
Elizabeth Wilson
Mrs. Jeffrey McKinnon
Mrs. Ruth Roach



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES











June 6, 1931 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



JOURNAL ROOM
George R. Walker Dave Thomas
Mark Wiggins
WILLIAM V. ALBURY,
Chairman.
Mr. Watson moved that the report be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
And the report was adopted.
The following communication was received and ordered
spread on the Journal.
STATE OF FLORIDA
OFFICE OF THE
ATTORNEY GENERAL
TALLAHASSEE
June 6, 1931
Hon. Clay Lewis,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir':
In compliance with the provisions of Section 128, Compiled
General Laws iSection 104, Revised General Statutes of 19201.
I hereby recommend Mrs. Mary M. Meginniss, as a person ex-
perienced in indexing, to supervise and assist the respective
clerks of each branch of the Legislature having' such work in
hand in making the index for both the House and Senate
Jourhals during the Extraordinary Session of the Legislature
of 1931.
Very respectfully,
CARY D. LANDIS,
Attorney-General.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Mathews of Duval (by request)--
House Bill No. 1:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 1007, 1010,
1011, and 1031. Revised General Statutes of Florida, relating
to the operation, licensing and taxing of motor vehicles, trail-
ers, semi-trailers, and motorcycles, side cars as amended by
Chapter 8410, Acts of 1921. Laws of Florida, and as amended
by Chapter 10182 Acts of 1925. Laws of Florida, and as
amended by Chapter 12096. Acts of 1927, Laws of Florida, re-
lating to the subject of operation of motor vehicles, trailers,
semi-trailers, motorcycle side cars and taxation of same, and
to repeal Section 1015, Revised General Statutes of Florida as
amended by Chapter 8410, Acts of 1921, relating to the sub-
ject aforesaid, the, purpose of: this Act being to revise and
amend the following sections of the Revised General Statutes
of Florida which constitute Sections 1281, 1284, 1285 and 1304,
of the Compiled General Laws of 'Florida, 1927, and to repeal
Section 1289 of the same.
Which was read the first time by Its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Mathews of Duval (by request)-
House Bill No. 2:
A bill to be entitled An Act imposing license taxes upon
kerosene or other like products of petroleum; providing for
reports of sale -f such commodities to the Comptroller of the
State of Florida; providing for the disposition of all moneys
derived from such tax and fixing a penalty for the violation
of the provisions of this Act: providing that the gasoline in-
spection laws of the State shall apply to kerosene under the
terms of this Act, and the repeal of all laws in conflict with
this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Mathews of Duval (by request)-
House Bill No. 3:
A bill to be entitled An Act defining and classifying in-
tangible property for the purpose of taxation and providing
for the assessment and valuation of intangible personal prop-
erty for the purpose of taxation and the levy and collection
of taxes upon such intangible property, and providing differ-
ent rates oi taxation on the different classes thereof under
Section 1 of Article IX of the Constitution of the State of
Florida, and providing for the making of returns by persons
owning intangible property and providing a penalty for falr:
ure to make such returns.



Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Mathews of Duval (by request)--
House Bill No. 4:
A bill to be entitled An Act imposing a tax upon all cor-
porations, firms and individuals receiving payment for elecb
tricity for light, heat or power, and for natural or manufac-
tured gas for light, heat or power and for the use of telephones
and for the sending of telegrams and telegraph messages or
engaged in any such business; providing the method of col*
lecting said tax and penalty for the failure to pay the same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Mathews of Duval (by request)-
House Bill No. 5:
A bill to be entitled An Act to create the State Purchasing
Agency for the State of Florida; providing for the duties and
powers of such State Purchasing Agency and for the making
of rules and regulations by said State Purchasing Agency and
appropriating money to be used foi the payment of the cost.
of maintaining and operating such State Purchasing Agency.
Which was read the first time, by its title and'referred: to
the Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Mathews of Duval (by request)-
House Bill No. 6:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Taxation, levying and
imposing an excise tax on gasoline and other like products of
petroleum in addition to other taxe- thereon; levying and im-
posing a license tax on every dealer in gasoline or; any other
like product of petroleum; providing for the report Af sale of
such commodities, and the collection and payment of such
taxes; creating special funds for the reception of such taxes;
providing the purposes of such taxes. anc' for the deposit. ap-
propriation and disposition of ,he proceeds derived Irom such
taxes, and prescribing the duties of certain officials with reler-
ence thereto, and declaring certain roads to have been and to
be built for state purposes and as being state undertakings;
repealing Chapter 14575, Laws of wlorida, Acts of 1929;, rlat-
ing to the subject of gasoline taxes; repealing Section I of
Chapter 14573, Acts of 1929, relating to the subject of gasoline
taxes, and all laws in conflict w.'n this act: provldina for the
enforcement of this Act and ..enali ies for violation hereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Keen of Sarasota-
House Bill No. 7:
A bill to be entitled An Act in relation to taxation ad.;to the
assessment of property for taxation: to provide for the eqial:-
Ization of taxes: creating a state tax commission, and, pre-
scribing its jurisdiction, powers and duties and how they should
be exercised: fixing the compensation of its members; regu-
lating and prescribing the duties of other officials o. the
several counties and of the state, in relation to the state tax
commission; fixing the compensation of the state tax com-
mission, and making an appropriation for its compensation
and expenses; and repealing Chapter 8584. Acts of 1921, re-
lating to the equalization of taxes.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred' to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Coffee of DeSoto-
House Bill No. 8:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring licenses for the oper-
ation, maintenance, opening or establishment of stores in this
State; prescribing the license and fees to be paid therefore,
and the disposition thereof, and the powers and duties of
the Comptroller of the State of Florida and the tax collectors
of the several counties of the State in connection therewith
and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that 250 copies of House Bills
No.'s 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 be printed for public distribution.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Robineau moved that the House of Representatives do
now adjourn until eleven o'clock A. M. Wednesday, June the
10th.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon at 10:58 o'clock A. M. the House of Represent-
atives stood adjourned until Wednesday, June 10th at eleven
o'clock A. M.












JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 1931



SThe House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00
o'clock A. M.
The roll was called and the followingg 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, Cof-
fee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Fin-
layson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jack-
son), Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Kendrick,
Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee', Lewis
(Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Du-
val), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus); Moon
'Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Par-
ker, Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone,
Strom, Taylor, Teague, 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 the House of Representatives for Saturday,
June 6th, was corrected, and as corrected was approved.
INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE
RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Mathews of Duval-
House Resolution No. 3:
: A Resolution directing the Speaker to appoint a special
select committee to pass upon bills to determine whether or
not (they are: within the Governor's call for this Extraordi-
nary. Session of the Legislature.
WHEREAS, at this Extraordinary Session of the Legisla-
ture it is desirable that a special select Committee pass upon
every rblll introduced: which has not received the necessary
two-thirds vote for consent 'r order to determine whether
or not the subject matter of such bill is within the purview
of the Governor's call for this Extraordinary Session:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the Speaker be, and he is hereby directed to appoint
a special and select Committee composed of seven members
bf the House; that every bill introduced which has not re-
ceived the consent of two-thirds of the members, as required
by the Constitution, be referred to such special and select
Committee: that it shall be the duty of such special and
select Committee to report each bill within forty-eight hours
as to whether or not the subject matter of the same is with-
in the purview of the Governor's call for this Extraordinary
Session.
Which was read.
Mr. Mathews moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.



By Mr. Caldwell of Santa Rosa-
House Resolution No. 4-X:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES:
That during the remainder of the Session no member may,
without unanimous consent, speak long than twenty (20)
minutes on any question before the House and no member
may yield time to another. Time consumed in answering
questions'shall be included within the, twenty minute limit
herein provided for. No member shall speak to a question
of privilege longer than ten '10, minutes. No member shall
be recognized to speak to a question of privilege while an-
other has the floor. If a member having the floor yields it
for a question of privilege he yields it for all purposes.
Which was read.
Mr. Caldwell moved that the Resolution be adopted.
Which was agreed to.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Trammell of Calhoun-
House Bill No. 9-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide fbr the relief of
J. W. Kyser and Beanie Kyser by authorizing the State Road
Department to pay for injuries sustained by them as, the
result of negligence by its employees.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 10-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to marketing by whole-
sale, fruits and vegetables grown in Florida, prescribing du-
ties of persons, firms and corporations engaging in market-
ing fruits and vegetables, making the violation of such duties
unlawful and prescribing rights and penalties.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Citrus Fr'its.
The Speaker announced that in accordance with provision
of House Resolution No. 3-X that he would appoint Messrs.
Mathews (Duval), McRory. Horne (Jackson), Keen, Lea
'Manateel, Tomasello and Mitchell, to serve on the special
select committee to which all bills not receiving the Con-
stitutional two-thirds vote for introduction, shall be referred.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the House of Representatives
do now adjourn until 10 o'clock A M., Thursday, June 11th.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon at 11:20 o'clock A. M the House of Representa-
tives stood adjourned until 10 o'clock A. M. Thursday, June
llth. 1931.



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EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1931



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00
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, Home IJackson),
Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen. Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Ken-
nedy, Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler,
Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gil-
christ), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, Mc-
Kenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Poppell, Prine, Rob-
erts, Robineau. Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge,
Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone. Strom, Sturkie, Tay-
lor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell IBrevard), Trammell (Cal-
houn), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Went-
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 the House of Representatives for Wednes-
day, June 10, was corrected, and as corrected was approved.
The Speaker announced that Mr. Peeples of Glades, and Mr.
Lee of Highlands, would be excused from attendance upon the
House morning session.
By Messrs. Page and Mason of Escambia-
House Resolution No. 5-X:
RESOLVED that Saturday, June 13, A. D. 1931, be'and the
same is hereby declared a holiday for the House of Repre-
sentatives that the members of the Legislature may 'attend the
celebration of the opening, of the Pensacola Bay Bridge at
Pensacola. Florida.
Which was read.
Mr. Mason moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
By Messrs. Horne of Jackson, Rogers of Broward, and Bur-
nett of Madison-
House Resolution No. 6-X:
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Ruth Grace Logan,
Louise Granger, Irene Green, Kathleen Smith, Mrs. Clifford
Simmons be re-employed and placed upon the payroll of the
Extra Session of this Legislature.
Which was read.
Mr. Horne (Madison) moved the adoption of the Resolu-
tion.
Pending consideration thereof Mr. Albury moved that the
Resolution be indefinitely postponed.
The motion to indefinitely postpone was agreed to.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Mr. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Special and Select
Committee, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 10, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Special and Select Committee, to whom was referred:
The following House Bill:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Sections 1500, 1501 and
1502, of the Revised General Laws of Florida, 1920, the same
being Sections 2263, 2264 and 2265, of the Compiled General
Laws of Florida. 1927, relating to and requiring the County
Commissioners, to cause, to be published certified copies of
Acts of the Legislature in newspapers and fixing the compen-
sation of newspapers and payment therefore .



Also the following House Bill:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to and concerning taxa-
tion; providing for the redemption of tax sale certificates or
delinquent taxes now outstanding or hereafter to be issued
Sor outstanding in one payment or on an installment basis and
for the annual assessment of the properties embraced therein
during installment redemption; prescribing certain powers and
duties of officers having charge of the redemption of tax sale
certificates and delinquent taxes and for procedure in relation
thereto, and for the liability of such officer and of the securi-
ties on his bond; and providing for the making of certain rules
and regulations by the Comptroller.
Also House Joint Resolution:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment and revision to
Article 9, of the Constitution of the State of Florida, by pro-
viding for the adoption of a new section thereto, to-wit; Sec-
tion 14, relating to county refunding bond issues.
Also the following Joint Resolution:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment and revision to
Article 9, of the Constitution of the State of Florida, by pro-
viding for the adoption of a new section thereto, to-wit: Sec-
tion 13, relating to refunding bond issues for municipalities
of this State.
Have had the same under consideration and find that each
of the above bills, severally, relates to a subject within the
Governor's call for this Extraordinary Session of the Legisla-
ture.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Mathews, Keen, Mitchell, McRory, Lea, Tom-
asello, Horne of Jackson.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS, .
Chairman of Committee.

Mr. John E. Mathews of Duval County, Chairman of the
Special and Select Committee, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Fla., June 10, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Special and Select Committee have examined the fol-
lowing bills:
House Bill No. 1:
A. bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 1007, 1010,
1011 and 1031 Revised General Statutes of Florida, relating
to the operation, licensing and taxing of motor vehicles, trail-
ers, semi-trailers and motorcycles side cars as amended by
Chapter 8410, Acts of 1921, Laws of Florida, and as amended
,by Chapter 12096, Acts of 1927, Laws of Florida, relating to
the subject of operation of motor vehicles, trailers, semi-trail-
ers, motorcycle side cars and taxation of same, and to repeal
Section 1015, Revised General Statutes of Florida as amended
by Chapter 8410, Acts of 1921, relating to the subject afore-
said, the purpose of this Act being to revise and amend the
following sections of the Revised General Statutes of Florida
which constitute Sections 1281, 1284, 1285, and 1304, of the
Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, and to repeal Section
1289 of the same,
Also-
House Bill No. 2:
A bill to be entitled An Act imposing license taxes upon
kerosene or other like products of petroleum; providing for
reports of sale of such commodities to the Comptroller of the
State of Florida; providing for the disposition of all moneys
,derived from such tax and fixing a penalty for the violation
of the provisions of this Act; providing that; the gasoline in-
spection laws of the State shall apply to kerosene under the
terms of this Act and the repeal of all laws in conflict with
this Act.



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Also-
House Bill No. 3:
A bill to be entitled An Act defining and classifying intan-
gible property for the purpose of taxation and providing for
the assessment and valuation of intangible personal property
for the purpose of taxation and the levy and collection of
taxes upon such intangible property, and providing different
rates of taxation on the different classes thereof under Sec-
tion 1 of Article IX of the Constitutioh of the State of Florida,
and providing for the making of returns by persons owning
intangible property and providing a penalty for failure to
make such returns.
Also-
House Bill No. 4:
A bill to be entitled An Act imposing a tax upon all cor-
porations, firms and individuals receiving payment for elec-
tricity for light, heat or power, and for natural or manufac-
tured gas for light, heat or power and for the use of telephones
and for the sending of telegrams and telegraph messages or
engaged in any such business: providing the method of col-
lecting said tax and penalty for the failure to pay the same.
Also-
House Bill No. 6:
A bill to be entitled An Act .relating to: taxation, levying
and imposing an excise tax .on gasoline and other like prod-
ucts of petroleum in addition to othertaxes therein; levying
and imposing a license tax on every dealer in gasoline or any
other like product of petroleum; providing for the report of
sale of such commodities, and the collection and payment of
Such taxes; creating special funds for, the reception of such
taxes; providing the purposes of such taxes, and for the d'-
posit., appropriation and disposition of the, proceeds derived
from such taxes, and prescribing the duties of certain offi-
cials with reference thereto, and declaring. certain, roads to
have been and to be built for State purposes and as being
State undertakings; repealing Chapter 14575. Laws of Florida,
Acts of 1929, relating to the subject of gasoline taxes: repeal-
ing Section 1 of Chapter 14573, Acts of 1929, relating to the
subject of gasoline taxes and all laws in conflict with this
Act; providing for the enforcement of this Act and penalties
for violation hereof.

Also-
House Bill No. 7:
A, bill to be entitled An Act in relation to taxation and to
the assessment of property for taxation; to provide for the
equalization of taxes; creating a State Tax Commission, and
prescribing its jurisdiction, powers arid duties and how they
should be exercised; fixing the compensation of its members';
regulatringand prescribing the duties of other officials of the
several counties and of the State in relation to the State Tax
Commission; fixing the compensation of the State Tax Com-
mission, and making an appropriation for its compensation
and expenses: and repealing Chapter 8584, Acts of 1921, re-
lating to the equalization of taxes.'

Also--
House Bill No. 8:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring licenses for the op-
eration. maintenance, opening or establishment of stores in
this State: prescribing the license and fees to be paid there-
for, and the disposition thereof, and the powers and duties
of the Comptroller of the State of Florida and the Tax Col-
lectors of the several counties of the State in connection
therewith and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof.
And-
Beg to report that in addition to. the bills which have been
specially referred to this Committee for examination; have
had under consideration the above named bills, which were
referred to the Committee on Finance and Taxation, and beg
to report that they find the same severally 'o relate to a
subject within the Gdvernor's call for this Extraordinary
Session.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs, Keen, Mitchell, McRory, Lea, Tomasello,
Horne (Jackson) and Mathews.
Nays-None.
Absent-None.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.



June 11, 1931



Mr. John E. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Special
and'Select Committee, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 10, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Special and Select Committee, to whom was referred:
The following House Bill:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring County Boards of
Public In:truction to deduct from and retain one per cent of
all salaries paid to school teachers teaching in the public free
schools of the State; to provide a teachers' pension fund: and
requiring said moneys to be paid monthly into the General
Revenue Fund in the State Treasury.
Have had the same under consideration and find that the
said bill relates to a subject NOT within the Governor's call
for the Extraordinary Session of the Legislature.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Messrs. Mathews, Keen, Mitchell, McRory. Lea 'Man-
atee". Tomasello. and Home of Jack'on.
Very respectfully,
JOHN IN. MATHEWS,
Chalrmati of C6mmittee.
Mr. Trammell of Calhoun, Chairman of the Committee on
Claims, submitted the following reports:
House of Representatives,
STallahassee, Fla.. June 10, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker bf.the House of. Represerttatives. I : ,.
Sir:
Your Committee on Claims, to whom was r,eferredi
House Bill No. 9-X: .
The introduction of which was agreed to by., a, twothirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act. to provide for the relief of J. W.
Kyser and Beanie Kyser by authorizing the State Road De-
partment to pay for injuries sustained by them as the result
of negligence by its employees. ,
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Trammell, Westbrook, Lea, Goff, Strom,
Brown and Shackelford.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Douglas and Bledsoe.
Very respectfully.
JOHN D. TRAMMELL.
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 9-X, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. John E. Mathews of Duval County, Chairman of the
Committee on Finance and Taxation. submitted the following
report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 11, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Leuis, Jr,.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir: : .
Your Committee: on, Finance and Taxation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 4:
A bill to be entitled An Act imposing a tax upon all cor-
porations, firms and individuals receiving payment for elec-
tricity for light, heat or power, and for natural or manufac-
tured gas for light, heat or power and for the use of telephones
and for the sending of telegrams and telegraph messages or
engaged in any such business; providing the method of col-
lecting said tax and penalty for the failure to pay the same.
Offers the following amendment:
In Section 2. line 4 (printed bill), strike out the words "and
may be in addition to other charges made for such Service."
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same, as amended, do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Robineau, Sledge, Teague, Westbrook, Taylor,
Kanner and Mathews.



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Nays-Messrs. McKenzie, Keen, Holmes, Caldwell and
Tomasello.
Absent-Messrs. Booth, Black, Sasp, Bledsoe and Beasley.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 4, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Elliott of Lafayette-
House Bill No. 11-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Sections 1500, 1501,
"and 1502, of the Revised General Laws of Florida, 1920, the
same being Sections 2263, 2264, and 2265, of the Compiled
General Laws of Florida, 1927, relating to and requiring the
'County Commissioners to cause to be published certified
,copies of Acts of the Legislature in newspapers and fixing the
compensation of newspapers and payment therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Albury and Holmes-
House Bill No. 12-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to and concerning taxa-
tion; providing for the redemption of tax sale certificates or
delinquent taxes now outstanding or hereafter to be issued
or outstanding in one payment or on an installment basis and
for the annual assessment of the properties embraced therein
during installment redemption: prescribing certain powers and
duties and officers having charge of the redemption of tax
sale certificates and delinquent taxes and for procedure in
relation thereto, and for the liability of such officer and of
the sureties on his bond; and providing for the making of
certain rules and regulations by the Comptroller.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Joint Resolution No. 13-X:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment and revision
to Article 9, of the Constitution of the State of Florida, by
providing for the adoption of a new section thereto. to-wit:
Section 14, relating to county refunding bond issues.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Watsop of Hillsborough-
House Joint Resolution No. 14-X:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment and revision
to Article 9, of the Constitution of the State of Florida, by
providing for the adoption of a new section thereto, to-wit:
Section 13, relating to refunding bond issues for municipali-
ties of this State.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Sapp of Bay-
House Joint Resolution No. 15-X:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Section 2
of Article III of the Constitution of the State of Florida, re-
lating to the sessions of the Legislature of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
Mr. Caldwell moved that the House of Representatives do
now adjourn until 3:00 o'clock this afternoon.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon at 10:34 o'clock A. M. the House of Representa-
tives stood adjourned until 3:00 o'clock this afternoon.

AFTERNOON SESSION
The House of Representatives 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, Chapman, Chappell,
Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elilott, Fin-
layson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jack-
son), Horne (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Ken-
drick, Kennedy, Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach),



Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus
(Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McKen-
zie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Poppell, Prine, Roberts,
Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith,
Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Taylor,
Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Cal-
houn), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Went-
"worth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,
Yearty, Zim-92.
A quorum present.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Harrell of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 16-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to define and declare the act
of burning or attempting to burn any property of value with
intent to defraud the insurer of such property, to be arson
with intent to defraud, whether the same would be arson at
common 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. Harrell of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 17-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
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, counselling, 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."
By Mr. Harrell of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 18-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
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 Messrs. Lea and Rowe of Manatee-
House Bill No. 19-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the method and
manner of payment of certain improvement liens and general
taxes heretofore levied or assessed by the City of Bradenton,
Florida; and for calling an election and prescribing the rules
thereof for the approval of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Lea and Rowe of Manatee-
House Bill No. 20-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the payment of
special assessment liens levied or imposed by the City of
Bradenton, Florida, with bonds and coupons issued by said
City of Bradenton.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Tomasello of Okeechobee-
House Bill No. 21-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to cancel all State and County
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against Section 10, Township 44 South, Range 37 East in
Palm Beach County, Florida, and all tax sale certificates here-
tofore issued and now outstanding against said lands and to
relieve the State Board of Education of Florida from the pay-
ment of any taxes heretofore assessed for State and County
and Okeechobee Flood Control taxes against the same.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 22-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the assessment of
county taxes, and the publication of the assessment rolls
thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Lowe of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 23-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the business of
Building and Loan Associations.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Calendar without reference.
By Messrs. Horne of Madison, Larson of Clay, Holmes of
Lee, Andrews of Holmes, Kanner of Martin, Keen of Sarasota,
Barrow of Okaloosa, Peeples of Glades. Wainwright of Brad-
ford, Roberts of Union, Durrance of Charlotte, and Mitchell
of Indian River-
House Bill No. 24-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to commissions of
County Assessors of Taxes assessing special taxes and special
tax district taxes in certain counties of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and Placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Kendrick of St. Johns-
House Bill No. 25-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
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 Placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Kendrick of St. Johns-
House Bill No. 26-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 37 of Chap-
ter 8502, Acts of 1921, relating to the annual encampment of
the Florida National Guard under the orders of the Governor.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Military Affairs.
By Mr. Zim of St. Johns-
House Bill No. 27-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the rate of wages
for laborers and mechanics employed on public buildings of
the State of Florida by contractors and sub-contractors, and
for other purposes.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Labor.

By Mr. Robineau of Dade-
House Bill No. 28-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act concerning mortgages of real
property and their foreclosure and to make uniform the law
relating thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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By Mr. Kelly of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 29-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of certain county
officers, including the Board of County Commissioners, Boards
of Public Instruction, Superintendents of Public Instruction
and Supervisors of Registration, their heirs, representatives.
and sureties.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on County Officials.
By Mr. Westbrook of Lake-
House Bill No. 30-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the City of Clermont,
in Lake County, amending Section 1 of Chapter 10430, Acts
of 1925, as amended by Section 1 of Chapter 12614,. Acts of
1927; providing and establishing the boundary lines of the
City of Clermont; providing for the exclusions of certain ter-
ritory heretofore included within the territorial limits of said
municipality; and providing for the enforcement of liens for
taxes and special assessments heretofore Ilvied against any
of the property excluded under the provisions of this Act.
Which was read the first time 'by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 31-X:
The introduction of which was agreed, to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing the payment of poll
tax as a pre-requisite to becoming a qualified voter for pri-
mary and general or special State and or County elections
in each County of the State of Florida, having a population.
according to the last Federal census of more than 147,000 and
not more than 154.000 people, and to repeal all laws in con-
flict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed: on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 32-X:
The Introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the nomination and
election of County Commissioners in each county of the State
of Florida having a population according to the last Federal
census of more than 150,000, and to provide for their nomi-
nation and election by the voters of such counties at large
and not by districts, and to prescribe where they shall reside,
and to repeal all laws in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 33-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House ,of Representatives.
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 elect ions in each county
of the State of Florida having a population, according to the
last Federal Census of more than 147,000 and not more than
154,000 people, and to repeal all laws in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
COMMUNICATION
Mr. McRory moved that the order of business revert to Com-
munications.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And the following message from the Governor was received,
read and ordered spread on the Journal.
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
TALLAHASSEE
June 10, 1931
Honorable E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:
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presented to the Legislature at its regular session, which failed
to become law by reason of the conjested condition of legisla-
tive calendars. These bills are important state measures, as
follows:
"A"-The Constitution of the State of Florida provides,
among other things, that "25 per cent of the sales of public
lands which are now or may hereafter be owned by the State"
shall be paid into the State school fund. The Constitutional
provision makes no reference to proceeds derived from lease
or rent of lands or from sale, royalty, lease or rent of products
in, on or under such lands. There are now upon the statute
books twelve laws in respect to disposition of proceeds from
.State lands. These legislative Acts provide for several differ-
ent dispositions of the proceeds from State lands or their
products. The many classes of land, products in, on or under
the same, with wide differences as to the status of some and
indistinguishable differences as to the status of others, the
varying provisions in reference to expense in the handling of
such lands, all make the carrying out of these laws in the
disposition of proceeds difficult and are a source from which
confusion is well nigh inevitable. In order to simplify the
procedure in making disposition of funds derived from State
lands, for complying strictly with the Constitutional provision
relating thereto, and as being advantageous to the State school
fund. a law of general application should be passed providing
for the uniform disposition of such proceeds at the rate of 25%
to the said State school fund, not only from the sale of such
lands as the Constitution requires, but also from the sale, roy-
alty, rental or lease of all products in, on or under the same,
together with a clear definition in reference to the expense
of handling such land.
"B"-The State of Florida is the owner of approximately
one million acres of land throughout the State known as
swamp and overflowed lands. The State also owns in its
sovereign capacity extensive land areas, together with other
comparatively small holdings of lands according to their des-
ignation. These lands in many cases have been subjected to
taxes of various kinds for various purposes. Taxes of a general
nature should not be levied upon the public lands, but special
assessments for special purposes may be properly assessable
under certain conditions, as in the case with drainage districts
which result in the improvement of the actual physical con-
dition of the lands through the removal of water therefrom,
and the making of them fit for settlement and cultivation, or
for other similar purposes. There should be legislation pro-
viding under what circumstances land or property of the State
may be subject to taxes or special assessments and clarifying
and defining the nature of the obligation which may rest upon
the said lands by reason of such taxes or special assessments.
"C"-ln many instances State lands have been or are now
subject to special assessments or taxes levied upon them. The
State in the ordinary sense is not a tax payer, hence the State,
in the ordinary sense, is not required to ascertain whether or
not taxes are imposed upon its property. Instances have oc-
casionally occurred where without the knowledge of the State
or of the State department holding such land or property,
taxes have been assessed against such lands, and through
lack of information that such taxes have been assessed and
were due and payable. tle said lands of the State became de-
linquent and v.ere sold for taxes, thereby jeopardizing the
State'- proprietorship in its property. There should be a law
correcting this situation as far as may be, by providing that
when lands owned by the State are included within special
taxing dictrict- and are subject to taxes, notice shall be given
to the State or State department owning said lands that taxes
are due, in order that the same may be paid.
"D"-There are upon the Statute books Sections 1073, 1074
and 1075, Revised General Statutes, authorizing, under certain
conditions, the sale of State lands at the price of 25c per acre.
These old Statutes have become obsolete and lead to misappre-
hension and confusion in the attempt to purchase State lands
by individuals, and to a degree are indirectly in conflict with
certain other statutes, relating to the sale or purchase of State
lands. A law should be passed repealing these obsolete sec-
tions.
"E"-The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund have
made land sales from time to time, accepting partial payment
thereon and have retained mortgages secured by notes for the
payment of the balance. The Trustees now hold approxi-
mately three million dollars of notes secured by mortgages of
the above kind, most of which are in the state of delinquincy.
Since the sale was accompanied by the delivery of deed to
purchaser, the lands immediately went on the tax books for
all taxes. The taxes in many cases have not been paid by the
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of the purchase price. These taxes in many instances have
accumulated in such large amounts that the Trustees for all
practical purposes cannot foreclose upon these lands for re-
covery of the same because the taxes are more than the lands
are worth, or because the Trustees have not sufficient funds
to pay them. It does not appear that the State should be dis-
possessed of its holdings through failure on the part of the
purchaser, who holds the record title, to pay taxes upon lands,
the equitable title to which remains in the State. Unless
remedy is provided by law, there are many cases where, by
reason of delinquencies of the above character, lands, will be
lost to the State and the investment of money in them like-
wise lost to the purchaser. It is advisable that a law be en-
acted authorizing the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund to foreclose upon these lands, subject to leins for taxes,
and further providing for adjustment of tax liens upon such
lands as may become reinstated in the Trustees. Such a law
will result in a saving of lands to the State, and a saving of
money to purchasers having invested in such lands who have
not completed their payments.
"F"-There is no law upon the Statute books which charges
any State agency with the duty of protecting or preventing
damage or depredation upon the lands of the State. A law
should be passed vesting this as a responsibility upon a proper
State department to the end that the property of the State
may be protected and conserved for the use of all the people
in common.
"G"-The State of Florida owns large areas of lands. These
lands are held for the benefit of the public. In recent years
it has been ascertained that many areas owned by the State
contain valuable deposits of sand, shell, gravel, clays, or other
minerals or substances of value. The value of the land in
many instances is not disclosed by its character at the surface.
The making. of investigations and explorations of these lands
will greatly assist in determining their real value, will aid in
developing the State's land resources, and will result in
a larger return to the State from the lands or products in,
on or under the same. There should be a law authorizing the
proper State agency to make surveys or explorations of. State
lands for the above purpose.
Bills covering the above subjects offered at the regular, ses-
sion of the Legislature received unanimous approval, of the
Committees of the Senate and of the House to which the said
bills were referred. All were passed in the Senate, with no dis-
senting vote against one, with but one disenting vote against
five, and with two dissenting votes against the other. They
did not come up for final disposition in the House.
I transmit herewith bills covering the subjects 'as listed
above, which are identical with those offered at the regular
session, and recommend that they receive your. favorable con-
sideration.
Respectfully,
DOYLE E. CARLTON,
Governor of Florida.
By Messrs. Lewis and Bass of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 34-X:
Being a bill mentioned in the Governor's Message of June 10.
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for notice to the
State or State agency of taxes or special assessments against
property of the State or State agency and determining the
effect upon such taxes and assessments for failure to give
such notice.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Messrs. Bass and Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 35-X:
Being a bill mentioned in the Governor's Message of June 10.
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and charging the
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund with the super-
vision of State lands not vested in some other State agency;
authorizing the trustees to protect said lands and to bring
certain suits in connection therewith; authorizing the .State
of Florida to join with the said trustees in certain matters
relating to said lands; and charging prosecuting officers with
certain duties in connection with said lands.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference,
By Messrs. Bass and Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 36-X:
Being a bill mentioned in the Governor's Message of June 10.
A bill to be entitled An Act to preserve the equity or interest
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State lands or other State property; to provide for fore-
closure; to fix the status of liens for tax assessments on such
lands or property, and to provide for subsequent sales thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Messrs. Bass and Lewis of Pahli Beach-
House Bill No. 37-X:
Being a bill mentioned in the Governor's Message of June 10.
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Sections 1073, 1074 and
1075 of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, being Sec-
tions 1404, 1405 and 1406 respectively, of the Compiled Gen-
eral Laws of 1927, relative to the purchase of lands of the
Internal Improvement Fund by heads of families.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Messrs, Lewis and Bass of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 38-X:
Being a bill mentioned in the Governor's Message of June 10.
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida to make
surveys and explorations on lands or products thereof belong-
ing to the State of Florida and authorizing expenditures there-
for and authorizing co-operation of the Geological Survey or
other State agency therein.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Messrs. Bass and Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 39-X:
Being a bill mentioned in the Governor's Message of June 10.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the disposition of
proceeds from State lands.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Messrs. Bass and Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 40-X:
Being a bill mentioned in the Governor's Message of June 10.
A bill to be entitled An Act providing when and under what
circumstances and conditions State lands or property may be
subject to taxes or assessments; providing for approval of
such taxes and assessments by the State agency or department
of State in which title to such State lands or property may
be vested; providing that such taxes or assessments shall be
an obligation only against the State lands or property; and
providing that this Act shall not apply to State lands or prop-
erty now subject to taxes or assessments in taxing districts or
special taxing districts created prior to the time that this Act
becomes effective.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Blount of Duval-
House Bill No. 41-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the assessment,
levy and collection of taxes of the City of South Jacksonville
for the year 1931; and prohibiting the compromise of taxes
now due.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
Mr. Robineau moved that a committee of three members
of the House of Represntatives be appointed to escort Hon.
Frank B. Shutts to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Chair appointed Messrs. Robineau, Kehoe
and Chapman who escorted Mr. Shutts to the rostrum.
Mr. Horne (Madison) moved that the rules be waived and
that House Bill No. 24-X be now taken up and considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
House Bill No. 24-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to commissions of
county assessors of taxes assessing special taxes and special
tax district taxes in certain counties in the State of Florida.
Was taken up.
Mr. Horne (Madison) moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 24-X be read a second time by its title only.
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And House Bill No. 24-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Hore (Madison) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 24-X 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. 24-X was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Barrow. Black. Blood-
worth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Bullard, Chapman. Coffee, Col-
lier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott. Finlayson, Ful-
ler, Goff, Hagan, Harrell. Horne 'Jackson Home Madison i,
Kanner, Keen, Kelly. Kendrick. Larson, Lea 'Manateep, Lewis
(Palm Beach), Lowe, Madison. Mason. Mattheus iOilchrist ',
Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion'. McKenzie, Parker. Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Rowe, Rogers. Shackelford. Strickland. Stur-
kie, Tomasello, Trammell 'Bre'ard'. Trammell 'Calhoun,,
Wainwright, Ward, Warner. Watson. Wentworth, Westbrook,
Wester. Whitman. Wicker. Yearty. Zim-61.
Nays-Messrs. Burnett. McRory. Sledge. Strong. Taylor-5.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Horne 'Madison' moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 24-X be immediately certified
to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 24-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
Mr. Keen moved that the rules be waived and that the
House of Representatives do now take up and consider bills
of a local nature.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
House Bill No. 31-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing the payment of poll
taA as a pre-requisite to becoming a qualified voter for pri-
mary and general or special State and/or County elections
in each County of the State Of Florida, having a population.
according to the last Federal census of less than 147,000
and not more than 154,000 people, and to repeal all laws in
conflict herewith.
Was taken up.
Mr. Watson moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 31-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 31-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Watson moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 31-X 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. 31-X 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, El-
liott, 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), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Mari-
on), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker,
Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shack-
elford, 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-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Watson moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 31-X be immediately certified to the
Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds' vote.
And House Bill No. 31-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
Mr. Watson moved that House Bill No. 22-X be placed on
the Calendar without reference.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Harrell moved that House Bills No's. 16-X, 17-X and
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placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Which was agreed to.
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 32-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the nomination and
election of County Commissioners in each county of the State
of Florida having a population according to the last Federal
census of more than 150,000, and to provide for their nomina-
tion and election by the voters of such counties at large and
not by districts, and to prescribe where they shall reside, and
to repeal all laws in conflict herewith.
Was taken up.
Mr. Watson moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 32-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 32-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Watson moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 32-X be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 32-X was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Barrow, Blount, Brown, Bullard, Caldwell,
Chappell. Coffee, Collier, Dann, Douglas, Durrance, Finlayson,
Ooff, Harrel Keen, Kehoe, Kell, Kendrick, Lea (Manatee),
Lewis (Palm Beach), Madison, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus
(Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Poppell, Prine Roberts, Robineau,
Rowe, Shackelford, Sniith. Taylor. Teague, Tomasello, Watson,
Wester. West. Whitman. Yearty-38.
Nays--Messrs. Bloodworth, Brock,; Chapman, Davis, Elliott,
Hagan, Lowe, Moon IMarion,. Morton. McKenzie, Parker,
Sapp, Strickland, Strom, Wainwright, Ward, Westbrook,
WIcker-18.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Watson moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 32-X be immediately certified to the Sen-
ate.
Which:was agreed to by" a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 32-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
,House Bill No. 19-X:
'The introduction of which Was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the method and
manner of payment of certain improvement liens and general
taxes heretofore levied or assessed by the City of Bradenton,
Florida: and for calling an election and prescribing the rules
thereof for the approval of this Act.
Was taken up.
Mr. Lea (Manatee) moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 19X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 19-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Lea Manatee- .moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 19-X 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. 18-X 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. rBledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth,
Blount. Brock. Broimn. Bullartd, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman,
Chappell. Coffee. Collier. Dann. Davis, Douglas, Durrance,. El-
liptt, Finlayon. Fuller Goti Hagan,. Harrell, Holmes, Home
;Jack'on'.. Horne 'hladi-on,. Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly,
Kendrick. Kennedy, Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm
Beach), Lindler,, Lowe,: Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval),
Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Mari-
on), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker,
Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shack-
elford, 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-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Lea moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 19-X be immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B.-69



June 11, 1931



HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TALLAHASSEE
June 11, 1931 .



Hon. E. Clay Lewis. Speaker.
of the House of iRepresentatives.
Sir ., : ,
Your Special and Select Committee has had under consider-
ation an amendment to House: Resolution No. -3 and recom-
mends that the following amendment to House Resolution No.
3 be adopted:
"That no motion to waive the rules and receive a two-thirds
vote for the introduction of any bill except local bills shall be
entertained without the unanimous consent of those present."
The Committee vote was as follows: *
Yeas-Messrs. McRory, Home, Keen, Lea,' Tomanello,
Mitchell, 'and Mathews.
Nays-None. :
Respectfully,
JOHN E. MTAHEI\S.
Chairman. Special and
Select Committee.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the report be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Mason moved that the Order of Business revert to con-
sideration of-
SENATE MESSAGES
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.



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Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 19-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.

House Bill No. 20-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the payment of
special assessment liens levied or imposed by the City of
Bradenton, Florida, with bonds and coupons issued by said
City of Bradenton.
Was taken up.
Mr. Rowe moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 20-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 20-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Rowe moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 20-X 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. 20-X 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, Douglase Durrance,
Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Home
(Jackson), Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly,
Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lea (Manateee), Lewis (Palm
Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval),
Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Mar-
ion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker.
Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau. Rowe. Rogers. Sapp.
Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland. Stone.
Strom, Sturkie, Taylor. Teague. Tomiasello, Trammell IBre-
vard), Trammell (Calhoun Wainwright. Walker, Ward,
Warner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whit-
man, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-93.- :.' !.:
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated. I : :
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

Mr. Lowe moved that a committee be appointed to escort
the Hillsboro 4-H Club Girls to and introduce them to the
House.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Chair appointed Mr. Lowe a: sul4 commit-
tee, who introduced the girls.

'Mr. Lewis (Gulf) moved .that the Commit tee ont Finance: and
Taxation be requested to file its report on House BlleNo."8'. !:
Which was agreed to.
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* Mr. Sturkie moved that the time for adjournment be ex-
tended to 5:15 P. M.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, June 11, 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 has passed-
Senate Bill No. 51-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Elizabeth
Nichols, of Okaloosa County, Florida.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W,. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
: And Senate Bill No. 51-X, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and referred to the Special
and Select Committee.
Also--
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber.
Tallahassee, Florida. June 10, 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 has passed-
Senate Bill No. 20-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act awarding a pension to Mrs.
Delity Powell Kelly of Pensacola.
Also-
Se1ate Bill No. 23-X:
.A ill b entitled An Act to declare, designate and estab-
lih a citain State road.
Also-
Sgihate BillN6. 27-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapters 13824 and
13826 Acts of Florida, 1929, amending Section One, Chapter
12932. Laws of Florida, Adts of 1927, amending Chapter 10136,
10289; 10270, 10276 Acts of 1925, as amending Chapter 9310,
Acts of 1923, entitled "An Act to declare, designate and estab-
lish a certain State road in the State of Florida and author-
izing and empowering the State Road' Department to construct
and maintain Said road and numbering the said road."
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bills No's. 20-X, 23-X, and 27-X, contained iiin
the'ibove message, were read the first time by their titles and
referred to the Special and Select Committee.
Also-
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber.
Tallahassee, Florida, June 11, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Letwis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives has passed-
Senate Bill No. 44-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 10 of Chapters
7965. Acts of 1919, Laws of Florida, enlarging the uses for
which the general inspection fund may be collected and used
so as to include the acquirement of hog cholera serum, inspec-
tion; equipment and other property when approved by the
Board of State Institutions.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 04-X: .
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the revocation of
donations and gifts of real estate for religious, patriotic, or



June 11, 1931



charitable purposes, and providing for the reversion of same.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 56-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend the commission gov-
ernment charter of the City of Pensacola which was created
by Chapter 6746, Laws of Florida of 1913, in relation to the
election and terms of office of the city commissioners, and
the appointment, qualifications, salary and terms of office of
the city comptroller, and the appointment and removal of
other city officers.
SAnd respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.,: : : -.(:. u>r',; ..
Very respectfully,.
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of .the Senate.
And Senate Bills No's. 44-X, 54-X, and 56-X, contained in
the above message, were read the first time by their titles and
referred to the Special and Select Committee.
The following message from the Senate was received:
SSenate Chamber.
Tallahassee, Fla., June 11, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr..
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform thl House of Repre-
sentatives has passed-
Senate Bill Nb. 1-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act imposing a tax upon all cor-
porations, firms and individuals receiving payment for elec-
tricity for light, heat or power, and for natural or manufac-
tured gas for light, heat or power, and for the use of tele-
phones and for the sending of telegrams and telegraph mes-
sages or engaged in any such business; providing the method
of collecting said tax and penalty for the failure to pay the
same.
Senate Bill No. 2-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring licenses for :the opera-
tion, maintenance, opening or establishment of stores in this
State; prescribing the license and fees to be paid therefore,
and the disposition thereof, and the powers and duties of the
Comptroller of the State of Florida, and the Tax Collectors
of the several counties of the State in connection therewith,
and prescribing penalties thereof.
Senate Bill No. 11-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing fqr the election of an
additional and fifth Represeatatva tv.-.the House of Repre-
sentatives of the United, f mlt -frtio m the State of Florida at
large,.
Senate Bill No. 30-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the office of Probation
Officer of Pasco County, Florida.
Senate Bill No. 32-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the County Court of
Pasco, County; to provide for the transfer of all cases pend-
ing therein to other courts having jurisdiction thereof: and
to repeal Chapter 7563--No. 305*. Special Acts of 1917, en-
titled, "An Act to organize the County Court in the County of
Pasco; to prescribe for the appointment of a prosecuting at-
torney for said court; to prescribe for the terms of said court
and to make said court a court of record; to provide for the
transfer of all causes now pending in the Circuit Court and
the Justice of the Peace Court to said court for further con-
sideration. which causes will be within the Jurisdiction of said
County Court; to provide for the drawing of the first jury; to
provide how judgments in said court shall become liens; to
provide for the salaries and fees of the officers of said court.
and to provide what officers shall be the officers of said
court."
Senate Bill No. 35-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Samuel
Simons Savage of Ocala, Florida.
Senate Bill No. 41-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the transfer to the
Department of Florida, United Spanish War Veterans, Inc.,
of certain funds now on deposit in the name of Cary A. Har-
dee, Governor of the State of Florida, in the Lewis State Bank
of Tallahassee, Florida, and providing for the distribution and
use of such funds.



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Senate Bill No. 42-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Clerk of the
Supreme Court of the State of Florida to supply the office
of the Attorney General of said State copies of the reports of
the decision of the Supreme Court.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS.
Secretary of the Senate.
And Serate Bills No's. 11-X. 35-X. 41-X and 42-X, con-
tained m the above message, were read the first. time by their
titles and referred to the Special and Select Committee.
And Senate Bills No's. l-X, 2-X. 30-X and 32-X, contained
in the above message, were read the first time by their titles
and were placed on the Calendar without reference.



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Mr. Sturkie moved that Senate Bill No. 30-X be indefinitely
postponed.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Sturkie moved that Senate Bill No. 32-X be indefinitely
postponed.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Lewis (Gulf) moved that when the House of Represen-
tatives do adjourn that the adjournment, be until 10:00 o'clock
tomorrow morning.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
SMri. Parker moved that the House of Representatives do
now adjourn.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at 5:06 o'clock P. M., the House of Representa-
tives stood adjourned until 10 o'clock A. M., Friday, June 12th.












EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 1931



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00
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. Finlayson,
Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne Jackson,, Horne
(Madison). Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly. Kendrick. Kennedy,
Lason. Lea -Manatee'. Lewis 'Palm Beach'. Lindler. Lowe.
Madison. Mason. Mathews iDuvali, Mattheus -Gilchrist',
Mitchell, 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,
Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell
(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 the House of Representatives for Thursday,
June 11, was corrected, and as corrected was approved.
INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE
RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Moon of Marion-
House Resolution No. 7-X:
RESOLVED that each and everyone of .the attaches em-
ployed during the regular session of the Legislature that were
upon the report of the Efficiency Committee dropped from the
payroll. be re-employed and placed upon the payroll for the
Special Session.
Which was read.
Mr. Moon (Marion) moved that the Resolution be adopted.
Mr. Albury moved that further consideration of the Resolu-
tion be indefinitely postponed.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to indefinitely
postpone. Upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Bar-
row, Bass, Beasley, Black, Bloodworth, Blount, Brock, Bullard,
Caldwell, Chapman, Coffee, Collier, Davis, Douglas, Durrance,
Elliott. Finlayson, Fuller, Hagan, Harrell, Home (Jackson),
Kanner. Keen. Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lea
'Manatee,. Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Madison, Mason,
Mathews 'Duvall, Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion),
Morton. McKenzie, McRory, Page, Parker, Poppell, Roberts,
Rowe. Rogers. Steed, Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello. Trammell (Brevard), Wainwright, Ward, Warner,
Watson. Wentworth. Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Yearty,
Zim-69.
Nays-Messrs. Brown, Burnett, Dann, Goff, Hornme (Madi-
son), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Prine, Shackelford, Sledge-9.
The motion to indefinitely postpone was agreed to.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the House of Representa-
tives do now take a recess of ten minutes.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at 10:18 o'clock A. M. the House recessed for
ten minutes.
The House of Representatives was called to order by the
Speaker at 10:28 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, Booth, Brock, Brown, Burnett, Caldwell, Cof-
fee. Collier, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell,
Horne (Jackson), Kanner, Kehoe, Kendrick, Larson, .Lea
(Manatee), Lindler, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Nordman,
Page. Peeples, Poppell, Roberts, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Steed,
Stewart, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Calhoun), Ward, War-
ner, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-50.
A quorum present.



INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Rowe and Lea of Manatee-
House Bill No. 42-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of J. L. Kilgore
for expenses incurred by the said J. L. Kilgore growing out
of an attempted purchase of certain lands claimed by the
State of Florida and prescribing the duties of any Circuit
Judge of this State before whom this matter should be heard
and making it the duty of the Stat.e's Attorney in the Circuit
where said cause is heard to represent the State.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Mr. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Special and Select
Committee, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Fla.. June 12. 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Special and Select Committee, to whom was referred:
House Bill No. 43-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for injunctions by the
holder and owner of tax sale certificates, and by the State or
County Commissioners where tax sale certificates have been
issued to the State, against the cutting or removal of wood or
timber and against the removal of turpentine or turpentine
scrape from lands covered by such tax sale certificate and
prescribing the duties of the Board of County Commissioners
of the several counties of the State of Florida in connection
therewith.
Also-
House Bill No. 44-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal An Act known and
designated as Chapter 12436-(No. 631), approved May 2nd,
1927, entitled: "An Act defining and fixing the territory and
boundaries of the Fifth Judicial circuit and creating the
Twenty-fourth Judicial Circuit,, providing for a Circuit Judge
and State Attorney in the Twenty-fotuth Circuit, and pro-
viding and fixing the time for holding the terms of Circuit
Court in the Fifth and Twenty-fourth Judicial Circuits, and
effect on pending litigation, and providing for the payment of
the salary of the Circuit Judge and State Attorney." To make
provisions for incorporating and including the counties of
Citrus and Hernando, now compromising the Twenty-fourth
Judicial Circuit of Florida into the Fifth Judicial Circuit of
Florida; to provide for holding the terms of Circuit Court in
Citrus, Hernando and Marion Counties in the Fifth Judicial
Circuit of Florida; to provide for the effect of the passage of
this Act on pending litigation in the Circuit Court of Citrus
and Hernando Counties; to fix the time when this Act shall
go into effect, and to provide for a referendum election there-
on and to repeal all laws in conflict this Act.
Also-
House Bill No. 45-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to create in the several counties
of the State of Florida a commission to be known as the
County Budget Commission, and to prescribe the qualifica-
tions, powers and duties of said Budget Commissions severally,
and to prescribe and regulate the functions thereof.
Also-
House Bill No. 46-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the number of Ju-
dicial Circuits in the State of Florida ad the counties com-
posing the same, providing for re-designating the Judicial
Circuits of the State of Florida and for the appointment by the
Governor and confirmation by the Senate, of Circuit Judges
and State Attorneys therefore.



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Also-
House Bill No. 47-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2 of Chapter
14572 Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929, relating to and concerning
taxation.
Also--
House Bill No. 48-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to require persons who engage
in the business of operating fishing boats for hire in the salt
waters of the State of Florida to procure a license for the
same; providing a method of procuring such license and pro-
viding a penalty for failure to obtain such license.
Also-
House Bill No. 49-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to raise revenue and to levy an
excise tax upon cigars, tobacco, cigarettes, candy, ammunition,
playing cards, malt, or other cereal, extracts, bottled .soft
drinks, fountain syrup, perfumes, cosmetics, sporting goods,
club dues, jewelry, chewing gum, music and musical instru-
ments.
Also-
House Bill No. 50-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Section 5278 Revised
General Statutes of Florida, relating to cutting timber from
lands sold for taxes, and to repeal Section 5279 Revised Gen-
eral Statutes of Florida, relating to the removing, or working
for turpentine, timber on land sold for taxes, and to repeal
Section 5280 Revised General Statutes of Florida, relating to
punishment for the use of timber or turpentine by owner after
sale for non-payment of taxes.
Also-
House Bill No. 51-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the salaries of mem-
bers of County Boards of Public Instruction.
Also-
House Bill No. 52-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the fees, commissions,
salaries and compensations, or either of the Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court, Tax Collectors, Tax Assessors, County Judges, and
Clerks of the Civil and Criminal Courts of Record in all the
counties of the State of Florida; fixing the compensation to
which such officers shall be entitled to require reports by said
officers; to make provisions with reference to the number and
compensation of deputies; clerks, employees and assistants in
such offices; to provide for the duties of the Board of County
Commissioners with reference to all the above; to provide for
the distribution of moneys collected hereunder and to make
regulations with reference to fees, commisisons, salaries and
duties to such officers and other matters relating hereto.
Also-
House Bill No. 53-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the sanitary condi-
tions of fish markets, fish houses and vehicles in which sea-
foods are transported, making provision for the inspections
thereof by the Shell Fish Commissioner, providing for the
issuance of the Shell Fish Commisioner's certificate of com-.
pliance or permit, making necessary the attachment of tag or
stamp showing the receipt and number of permit or certifi-
cate to each package of seafood sold by wholesale dealer or
delivery thereof by the vendor to the vendee, making excep-
tions hereto, and providing punishment for the non-compli-
ance with this Act.
Also-
House Bill No. 54-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 972 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida, the same being Section
1244 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, relative to
shows, and a license tax based on admission charge; tax on
each tent; proviso; no fractional license.
Also-
House Bill No. 55-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring all persons, firms or
corporations engaged in the business of selling cigarettes made
of tobacco or any substitute therefore in this State to procure
a license to transact such business; imposing a license tax
on all persons, firms or corporations engaged in such business
and providing for the collection of such license tax.



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Also-
House Bill No. 56-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the criminal court of
record in and for Polk County, Florida, and to provide for the
transfer of cases pending therein to the Circuit Court of said
County, and to repeal Chapter 9356, Acts of 1923, as amended
by Chapter 10087, Acts of 1929, Laws of Florida.
Also-
House Bill No. 57-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 11889, "Acts
of 1927 Laws of Florida, providing for an additional Circuit
Judge for the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Florida and to regu-
late the dispatch of business in said Circuit after such appoint-
ment."
Also-
House Bill No. 58-X: :
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing cancellation of tax
certificate number 437, issued for unpaid taxes on all of block
163 in the Town of Hillard, Nassau County, Florida, and 'to
relieve the school board of said county of all state and
county taxes assessed against such property.
Also-
House Bill No. 59-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the organization,
formation and operation of mutual benefit corporations, asso-
ciations or societies engaged in furnishing benefits to mem-
bers covering death or permanent disability, and the licensing
of such domestic and foreign corporations and their agents;
and providing penalties for the violation thereof.
Also-
House Bill No. 60-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act concerning the Town of Milton,
and taxation therein; amending Sections 67 and 63, 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 Milton, in Santa
Rosa County, Florida; to legalize and validate the ordinances
of said town of Milton and official Acts thereunder and adopt
the same as the ordinances of the said Town of Milton; and
to fix and provide the territorial limits, jurisdiction and pow-
ers of the municipality and its officers"; and providing for a
referendum.

Also-
Senate Bill No. 44-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 10 of Chapters
7905, Acts of 1919, Laws of Florida, enlarging the uses for
which the general inspection fund may be collected and used
so as to include the acquirement of hog cholera serum, in-
spection equipment, and other property when approved by
the board of state institutions.
Have had the same under consideration and find that each
of the above bills, severally, relates to a subject within the
purview of the Governor's call for this Extraordinary Session
of the Legislature.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Mathews, Keen, Mitchell, McRory, Tomasello,
Home of Jackson and Lea.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
J. E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 44-X, contained in the above report,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Live Stock.

By Mr. Sapp of Bay-
House Bill No. 43-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for injunctions by the
holder and owner of tax sale certificates, and by the State
or County Commissioners where tax sale certificates have
been issued to the State, against the cutting or removal of
wood or timber and against the removal of turpentine or
turpentine scrape from lands covered by such tax sale cer-
tificates and prescribing the duties of the Board of County
Commissioners of the several counties of the State of Florida
in connection therewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."













By Messrs. Moon and Strickland of Marion and Moon of
Citrus--
House Bill No. 44-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled "An Act defining and fixing the ter-
ritory and boundaries of the Fifth Judicial Circuit and cre-
ating the Twenty-fourth Judicial Circuit, providing for a
Circuit Judge and State Attorney in the Twenty-fourth Cir-
cuit, and providing and fixing the time for holding the terms
of Circuit Court in the Fifth and Twenty-fourth Judicial
"Circuits, and effect on pending litigation, and providing for
the payment of the salary of the Circuit Judge and State
Attorney." To make provisions for incorporating and in-
cluding the counties of Citrus and Hernando, now compris-
ing the Twenty-fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida into the
Fifth Judicial Circuit of Florida; to provide for holding the
terms of Circuit Court in Citrus, Hernando and Marion Coun-
ties in the Fifth Judicial Circuit of Florida; to provide for the
effect of the'passage of this Act on-pending litigation in the
Circuit Court of Citrus and Hernando Counties; to fix the
,jnme -when' this Act shall go into effect, and providing for a
referendum election thereon and to repeal all laws in conflict
with this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Tomasello of Okeechobee--
House Bill No. 45-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to create in the several counties
of the State of Florida a Commission to be known as the
County Budget Commission, and to prescribe the qualifica-
tions. powers and duties of said Budget Commissions sever-
ally, and to'prescribe and regulate the functions thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Chapman. Nordman, West, Davis, Mattheus
iGilchrist Whitman, Lowe. Morton, McRory, Hagan. Moorn,
Wicker, Larson, Wainwright. Stone. Roberts, Yearty, Holmes,
Strom, Ltndler, Bullard, Bloodworth, Shackelford. Poppell,
Wood. Sturkie. Black and Coffee-
House Bill No. 46-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote -of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the number of Ju-
dicial Circuits in the State of Florida and the counties coi-
posing the same. providing for re-designating the Judicial
Circuits of the State of Florida and for the appointment by
the Governor and confirmation by the Senate, of Circuit
Judges and State Attorney therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."i
By Mr. Trammell of Calhoun-
'House Bill No. 47-X:
The introduction of Which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2 of Chapter
14572 Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929, relating to and concerning
taxa t.ion.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Albury of Monroe-
House Bill No. 48-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to require persons who engage
in'the business of operating fishing boats for'hire in the salt
waters of the State of Florida to procure a license for the.
same; providing a method of procuring such license and pro-
viding a penalty for failure to obtain such license.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Fisheries.

By Messrs. Lea and Rowe of Manatee, Yearty of Levy, and
Coffee of DeSoto-
House Bill No. 49-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by-a two-thirds
vote of: the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to raise revenue and to levy an
-excise tax upon cigars, tobacco, cigarettes, candy, ammunition,
playing cards, malt, or other cereal extracts, bottled soft
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club dues, jewelry, chewing gum, music and musical instru-
ments.
Which was read the first time by its title.
By Mr. Sapp of Bay-
House Bill No. 50-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Section 5278 Revised
General Statutes of Florida, relating to cutting timber from
lands sold for taxes, and to repeal Section 5279 Revised. Gen-
eral Statutes of Florida, relating to the removing, or working
for turpentine, timber on land sold for taxes, and to repeal
Section 5280 Revised General Statutes of Florida, relating to
punishment for the use of timber or turpentine by owner after
sale for non-payment of taxes.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Tomasello of Okeechobee-
House Bill No. 51-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-third
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the salaries of mem-
bers of County Boards of Public Instruction.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on County Officers.
By the Committee on County Officials-
House Bill No. 52-X:
The Introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the fees, commissions,
salaries and compensations, or either of the Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court. Tax Collectors, Tax Assessors. County Judges, and
Clerks of the Civil and Criminal Courts of Record in all 'the
counties of the State of Florida: fixing the compensation to
which such officers shall be entitled to require reports by said
officers; to make provisions with reference to the number and
compensation of deputies: clerks, employees and assistants In
such offices; to provide for the duties of the Board of County
Commissioners with reference to all the above: to provide for
the distribution of moneys collected hereunder and to make
regulations with reference to fees, commissions, salaries and
duties to such officers and other matters relating hereto.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on County Officials.
By the Commitee on Fisheries-
House BillNo. 53-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the sanitary condi-
tions of fish markets, fish houses and vehicles in which sea-
foods are transported, making provision for the inspections
,thereof by the Shell Fish Commissioner, providing for the
issuance of the Shell Fish Commisloner's certificate of com-
pliance or permit, making necessary the attachment of tag or
stamp showing the receipt and number of permit or ceitifi-
cate to each package of 'seafood sold by wholesale dealer or
delivery thereof by the vendor to the vendee, making excep-
tions hereto, and providing punishment for the non-coiipli-
ance with this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Fisheries. ; ::: '
By Mr. Keen of Sarasota-
House Bill No. 54-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 972 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida, the same being Section
1244 of the Compiledt General Laws of Florida, relative to
shows, and a license tax based on admission charge; tax on
each tent; proviso; no fractional license.
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. 55-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring all persons, firms or
corporations engaged in the business of selling cigarettes made
of tobacco or any substitute therefore in this State to procure
a license to transact such business; imposing a license tax
on all persons, firms or corporations engaged in such business
and providing for the collection of such license tax.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Prine of Polk-
House Bill No. 56-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the Criminal Court



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of Record in and for Polk County, Florida, and to provide
for the transfer of cases pending therein to the Circuit and
County court of said county, and to repeal Chapter 9356,
Acts of 1923, as amended by Chapter 10087, Acts of 1929, Laws
of Florida .
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Mr. Prine of Polk-
House Bill No. 57-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 11889, "Acts
of 1927 Laws of Florida, providing for an additional Circuit
Judge for the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Florida and to regu-
late the dispatch of business in said Circuit after such ap-
pointment."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "E".
By Mr. Davis of Nassau-
House Bill No. 58-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing cancellation of tax
certificate number 437, issued for unpaid taxes on all of block
163 in the Town of Hilliard, Nassau County, Florida, and to re-
lieve the school board of said county of all State and County
taxes assessed against such property.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
"the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Bloodworth of Polk-
House Bill No. 59-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the organization,
formation and operation of mutual benefit corporations, asso-
ciations or societies engaged in furnishing benefits to mem-
bers covering death or permanent disability, and the licensing
of such domestic and foreign corporations and their agents;
and providing penalties for the violation thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Caldwell of Santa Rosa-
House Bill No. 60-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote, of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating and concerning the
ToWn of Milton, and taxation therein; amending Section 67
and '638 Chapter. 13105, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1927, entitled:
"Ah 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 Milton, in
Santa Rosa County, Florida; to legalize and validate the ordi-
nances of said Towi dof Milton and official acts thereunder
and adopt the same as the ordinances of the said Town of
Milton; and to fix and provide the territorial limits, jurisdie-
tion and powers of the municipality and its officers"; and
providing for a referendum.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
Mr. John E. Mathews of Duval County, Chairman of the
.Special and Select Committee, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 12, 1931.
lion. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
'Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Special and Select Committee, to whom was referred:
House Bill No. 61-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of D. J. Miley of
"Inverness, Florida.
Also-
House Bill No. 62-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act regulating fishing on the
Suwannee River in Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy Counties.
Also-,.
House Bill No. 63-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to require that in the main-
tenance or construction of any public works or property with-
in the State of Florida and in the awarding of contracts for
such maintenance or construction and in the purchase of



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equipment, supplies, provisions or materials of any kind by
any official or any agent: or representative of any public of-
fice, board, commission, institution or of any department of
the State or any of its subdivisions, preference not exceeding
ten per cent (10%) may be given to citizens of the State of
Florida and to equipment, supplies, provisions or materials
which are produced, grown and/or manufactured in the State
of Florida and that in the purchase of such items as are re-
quired by any such public office or department that are not
produced in the State of Florida preference may be given per-
sons, firms or corporations having an established and respon-
sible place of business and offering such materials for sale
at a reasonable price within the State,of Florida; and pro-
viding for the repeal of all laws or parts of laws in conflict
herewith.
Also-
House Bill No. 64-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act defining a contract of insurance,
Also-
Senate Bill No. 11-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the election of an
additional and fifth Representative to the House of Repre-
sentatives of the United States from the State of Florida at
large.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 20-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act awarding a pension to Mrs.
Delity Powell Kelly of Pensacola, Florida.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 23-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, designate and
establish a certain State road.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 27-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapters 13824 and
13826 Acts of Florida, 1929, amending Section One Chapter
13222 Laws of Florida, Acts of 1927, amending Chapter 10136,
10269, 10270, 10276 of 1925, as amending Chapter 9310, Acts
of 1923, entitled "An Act to declare, designate and establish
a certain State road in the State of Florida, and authorizing
and empowering the State Road Department to construct and
maintain said road and numbering the said road."
Also-
Senate Bill No. 35-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Samuel
Simons Savage of Ocala. Florida.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 41-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the transfer to
the Department of Florida, United Spanish War Veterans,
Inc., of certain funds hoio on deposit in the name of Cary A.
Hardee, Go\ernor of the State of Florida. in the Lewis State
Bank of Tallahassee, Florida, and providing for the distribu-
tion and use of such funds.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 42-X:
An bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Clerk of the
Supreme Court of the State of Florida to supply the office
of the Attorney General of said State copies of the reports
of the decisions of the Supreme Court.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 51-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Elizabeth
Nichols, of Okaloosa County, Florida.
Also-
House Bill No. 54-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the revocation
of donations and gifts of real estate for religious, patriotic,
or charitable purposes, and providing for the reversion of
same.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 56-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend the commission gov-
ernment Charter of the City of Pensacola which was created
,by Chapter 6746, Laws of Florida 1913, in relation to the
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the a appointment, qualifications, salary and terms of office
of the City Comptroller; and the appointment and removal
of other city officers.
Have had the same under consideration and find that each
of the above bills, severally, relates to a subject NOT within
the purview of the Governor's call for this Extraordinary
Session of the Legislature.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Messrs. Mathews, Keen, Mitchell, McRory, Tomasello,
Horne of Jackson, and Lea.
Very respectfully,
J. E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
And Senate Bill No. 41-X, contained in the above report,
was read the first time by its title and placed on the Calendar
without reference.
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
And Seiate Bills. No.'s 20-X, 35-X and 51-X, contained in
the above report, were read the first time by their titles and
were referred to the Committee on Pensions.
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
And Senate Bill No. 23-X, contained in the above report,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
And Senate Bill No. 27-X, contained in the above report,
was read the first time by its title and was refused introduc-
tion.
The introduction of which-was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
And Senate Bill No. 42-X, contained in the above report,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "B".
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the niembers of the House of Representatives.
And Senate Bill No. 54-X, contained in the above report,
was read the first. time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A".
The introduction of which was agreed to by a tworthirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
And Senate Bill No. 56-X, contained in the above report,
was read the first time by its title and placed on the Local
Calendar.
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
And Senate Bill No. 11-X, contained in the above report,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Mr. Moon of Citrus-
House Bill No. 61-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of D. J. Miley of
Inverness, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Messrs. Finlayson, Yearty and Mattheus of Dixie, Levy
and Gilchrist-
House Bill No. 62-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act regulating fishing on the Su-
wannee River in Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy Counties.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Bloodworth of Polk-
House Bill No. 63-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to require that in the mainten-
ance or construction of any public works or property within
the State of Florida and in the awarding of contracts for
such maintenance or construction and in the purchase of
equipment, supplies, provisions or materials of any kind by
any official or any agent or representative of any public office,
board, commission, institution or of any department of the
State or any of its subdivisions, preference not exceeding ten
per cent (10%) may be given to citizens of the State of Flor-
ida and to equipment, supplies, provisions or materials which




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are produced, grown and/or manufactured in the State of
Florida and that in the purchase of such items as are required
by any such public office or department that are not produced
in the State of Florida preference may be given persons,
firms or corporations having an established and responsible
place of business and offering such materials for sale at a
reasonable price within the State of Florida; and providing
for the repeal of all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Industries.
By Mr. Bloodworth of Polk-
House Bill No. 64-X: .
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act defining a contract of insurance.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Insurance.
Mr. McRory moved that House Bill No. 49-X be indefinitely
postponed.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to indefinitely
postpone.
Upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeaa-Mr. Speaker: Messrs. Albury. Andrews. Booth. Blount,
Brock, Bullard. Caldwell. Chappell. Durrance. Elliott. Fuller.
Hagan, Home 'Jackson', Kanner. Keen, Kelly. Kendrick.
Kennedy, Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason. Mathews 'Duval,
Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion). Mor-
ton, McRory, Parker, Peeples, Poppell. Shackelford. Sledge.
Stewart. Strickland. Stone. Strom. Sturkie. Taylor. Teague,
Tomasello. Ward. Watson. Wentworth. Wester. West. Wicker.
Wood. Zim1-50.
Nays-Messrs. Anderson. Barrow, Bass Beasley, Black,
Bloodworth. Brown. Burnett. Chapman, Coffee, Collier, Dann,
Davis. Douglas. Goff. Harrell, Home (Madison), Larson, Lea
Malna tee', Lewis 'Palm Beach), Mitchell, McKenzie, Nord-
man, Page, Prine. Roberts. Rowe. Sapp. Steed. Trammell
-Brevard'. Trainniell 'Calhoun', Wainxright. Warner. West-
brook, Whitman. Yearty-36
The motion to indefinitely postpone was agreed to.
By Messrs. John E. Mathews of Duval County, M. F. Cald-
well of Santa Rosa County, G. P. Wood of Liberty: County,
W. J. Steed of Osceola County, Mrs. Edna G. Fuller of Orange
County, H. M. Taylor of Gadsden County, Ernest E. Mason,
of Escambia County, I. N. Kennedy of Lake County, A. O.
Kanner of Martin County, B. K. Bullard of Polk County, S.
E. Teague of Franklin County, L. F. Chapman of Volusia
County, E. Clay Lewis of Gulf County, J. E. Larson of Clay
County, W. S. Yearty of Levy County, A. D. Whitman of
Hardee County, N. J. Wicker of Sumter County, George W.
Barrow of Okaloosa County, C. M. Collier of Collier County,
M. M. Andrews of Holmes County, T. C. Douglas of Putnam
County, W. D. Finlayson of Dixie County, S. C. Smith of
Columbia County, P. Tomasello Jr., of Okeechobee County, C.
N. Home of Jackson County, William V. Albury of Monroe
County, W. W. Wester of Jackson County, Dwight L. Rogers of
Broward County, Isom Beasley of Hernando County, John
D. Trammell of Calhoun County, R. K. Elliott of Lafayette
County, A. L. Anderson of Walton County, J. H. Peeples of
Glades County, W. J. Mattheus of Gilchrist County, P. Ken-
drick of St. Johns County, Lewis W. Zim of St. Johns County,
W. A. West of Santa Rosa County, D. G. Brock of Washing-
ton County, Carl W. Burnett of Madison County, A. B. Rowe
of Manatee County, J. V. Keen of Sarasota County, H. S.
McKenzie of Putnam County, F.B. Harrell of Hamilton Coun-
ty, Sol D. Moon of Citrus County. J. W. Lindler of Columbia
County, R. C. Hore of Madison County, A. P. Goff of Su-
wannee County, Geo.. 0. Lea of Manatee County. Clyde D.
Trammell of Brevard County, Gus A. Morton of Alachua
County, John T. Lowe of Hillsborough County, L. P. Hagan
of Seminole County, Geo. F. Westbrook of Lake County, J.
0. Bloodworth of Polk County, J. Henry Blount of Duval
County, Wm. M. Madison of Duval County, Leon Prine of
Polk County, Davis Moon of Marion County, E.. C. Strickland
of Marion County, J. Tom Watson of Hillsborough County and
Harvey E. Page of Escambia County, Orion C. Parker of Leon
County, W. J. Kehoe of Dade County, Bass and Nordman of
Volusia County, Dan Chappell of Dade County, S. P. Robineau
of Dade County-
House Bill No. 65-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
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imposing an excise tax on gasoline and other like products
of petroleum in addition to other taxes thereon; levying and
imposing a license tax on every dealer in gasoline or any
other like product of petroleum; providing for the report of
sale of such commodities, and the collection and payment of
such taxes; creating special funds for the reception of such
taxes: pilo iding the purpose of such taxes, and for the de-
posit. appropriation and disposition of the proceeds derived
from such t.xes, and prescribing the duties of certain offi-
cials with reference thereto; repealing Chapter 14573, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1929, relating to the subject of gasoline
taxes; repealing Chapter 14575, Acts of 1929, relating to the
subject of gasoline taxes, and all laws in conflict with this
Act; providing for the enforcement of this Act and penalties
for violation hereof; and other matters in connection with
all of the above.
Which was read the first time by its title.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

Mr. John E. Mathews of Duval County, Chairman of the
Special and Select Committee, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 12, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Special and Select Committee has examined a bill
hereto attached imposing a license tax upon gasoline and
providing for the appropriation and apportionment of the
proceeds of such tax, and find that the same relates to a
subject mentioned in the Governor's call for the Extraordi-
nary Session of the Legislature.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Mathews, Keen, Mitchell, McRory, Tomasello,
Home of Jackson and Lea.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
J. E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 65-X, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 65-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 65-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Messrs. Kelly, Black, Dann, Watson, Parker and Shackel-
ford offered the following amendment to House Bill No. 65-X:
In Section 1, in sub-paragraph entitled "FIRST GAS TAX,"
change the word "three" and the figure (3) to the word "two"
and the figure (2), so as to make said sub-paragraph read:
"FIRST GAS TAX: A State tax of two (2c) cents per gal-
lon for the State of Florida, for the use of the State Road
Department, as provided by law:"
Mr. Black 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, on the call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews,
Barrow, Bass, Beasley, Blount, Brock, Brown, Bullard, Bur-
nett, Caldwell, Chappell, Collier, Davis, Douglas, Durrance,
Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Harrell, Horne (Jackson),
Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kendrick, Kennedy,
Larson, Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval),
Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Mc-
Kenzie, Page, Peeples, Roberts, Rogers, Sapp, Sledge, Steed,
Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague, Trammell
(Calhoun), Wainwright, Ward, Warner, Wester, West, Whit-
man, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-64.
Nays-Messrs. Black, Bloodworth, Booth, Chapman, Coffee,
Dann, Hagan, Kelly, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach),
Mitchell, Morton, McRory, Nordman, Parker, Poppell, Prine,
Rowe, Shackelford, Sturkie, Tomasello, Watson, Wentworth
-23.
The motion to lay the amendment on the table was agreed
to.

Mr. Sapp of Bay, offered the following amendment to House
Bill No. 65-X:
In Section 1, line 10, strike out all the bill following and
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per gallon for the State of Florida, for the use of the State
Road Department, as provided by law.
Mr. Sapp moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was not agreed to.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 65-X be read a third time in
full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 65-X 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, Bloodworth, Blount, Brock,
Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Ca Idwell. Chapman, Chappell, Collier,
Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff,
Hagan, Harrell. Holmes. Home (Jackson), Home (Madison),
Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lea (Mana-
tee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Liidler, Lowe, Madison. Mason,
Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus'. Moon
(Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordian. Page. Parker.
Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe. Rogers.
Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Steed, Stewart. Strickland. Stone,
Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Bre-
vard), Trammell (Calhoun), Warner, Watson, Wentworth,
Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty,
Zim-84.
Nays-Messrs. Booth, Coffee; Dann, Kelly; Mitchell, Wain-
wright, Ward-7.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 65-X be immediately certified
to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 65-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
Mr. Steed moved that the vote by which House Bill No.
65-X passed be now reconsidered.
Mr. Mathews moved that the motion be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.

EXPLANATION OF VOTE
House Bill No. 65-X
I vote aye on this bill because in my opinion it is the best
possible plan of distribution of the gasoline tax, that could be
enacted during the present session insofar as my county is
concerned.
ELVIN A. BASS.

EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote "aye" to maintain a pledge to the majority group
which I have heretofore made. In my opinion some of the
provisions of the bill constituting the basis for distribution of
the tax are inequitable, unjust and unsound.
P. TOMASELLO, JR.,
Okeechobee County.
Mr. Mathews moved that House Bill No. 1: and Committee
Substitute for House Bill No. 1 be made a special order for
consideration at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Kennedy of Lake moved that the courtesy of the floor
be extended to the two members of the 4-H Club Girls of his
county, who won State prizes in health contests.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Westbrook presented the girls to the
House.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Mr. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on Fi-
nance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahasee, Fla., June 11. 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation to whom was re-
ferred.
House Bill No. 2:
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kerosene or other like products of petroleum, providing for the
reports of sale of such commodities to the Comptroller of the
State of Florida; providing for the disposition of all moneys
derived from such tax and fixing a penalty for the violation
of the provisions of this Act: providing that the gasoline In-
spection laws of the State shall apply to kerosene under the
terms of this Act and the repeal of all laws in conflict with
this Act.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Mr. Sapp.
Nays-Messrs. Robineau, Tomasello, McKenzie, Keen, Black,
Teague, Westbrook, Caldwell, Taylor, Kanner and Mathews.
Absent-Messrs. Booth. Sledge, Holmes, Bledsoe, and Beasley.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 2, contained in above report, was laid on
the table under the rules.

Mr. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on Fi-
nance and Taxation, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 11, 1931.
Hon. E.-Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation to whom was re-
ferred.

House Bill No. 8:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring licenses for the opera-
tione maintenance, opening or establishment of stores in this
State; prescribing the license and fees to be paid therefore,
and the disposition thereof, and the powers and duties of the
comptroller of' the State of Florida and the tax collectors of
the several counties of the State in connection therewith and
prescribing penalties for the violation thereof.
Have had the same under consideration and offer a com-
mittee substitute for said House Bill No. 8, which committee
substitute is entitled the same as House Bill No. 8.
And recommend that said Committee Substitute bill do pass.
Committee vote was as follows-
Yeas-Messrs. McKenzie, Keen. Teague, Sapp, Taylor and
Kanner.
Nays-Messrs. Robineau, Tomasello, Black, Caldwell and
Mathews.
Absent-Messrs. Booth. Sledge, Holmes, Westbrook, Bledsoe,
and Beasley.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 8, together with Committee Substitute
for House Bill No. 8, contained in above report, was placed on
the Calendar of Bills on second reading.

Mr. McRory moved that the House of Representatives do
now adjourn.
Whi9qAwas agreed to by a two-thirds vote.

Thereupon at 12:42i o'clock P. M. the House of Representa-
tives stood adjourned until 3 o'clock this afternoon.

AFTERNOON SESSION

The House of Representatives was called to order at 3
o'clock P. Mi by the Speaker Pro Tem.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Barrow, Bass, Beasley, Black,
Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Bullard,
Burnett, Qldwell, Chapman. Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Dann,
Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Puller, Goff,
Hagan, Harrell. Holmes. Home (Jackson), Horne (Madison),
Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lea
(Mahatee), Lewis(Palm Beach),Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason,
Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon
(Citrus), Moon (Maridn), Morton, McKenzie. McRory, Nord-
man, Page, Parker. Peeples. Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau,
Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stew-
art, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Toma-
,sello, Trammell (Brevad), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright,



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Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook,
Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-93.
A quorum present.
Mr. Douglas moved that House Bill No. 53 be recalled from
the Committee on Fisheries and placed on the Calendar.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Douglas moved that House Bill No. 48-X be recalled
from the Committee on Fisheries and placed on the Calendar.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Watson moved that the rules be waived that the order
of business revert to the introduction of bills.
Which was agreed to.
INTRODUCTION. OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Chappell, Robineau and Kehoe of Dade-
House Bill No., 6OX: '
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for and regulating
writs of error from the Circuit Courts to those Civil Courts of
Record in this State organized and existing under Chapter
11357, of the Laws of Florida, approved November 30, 1925,
and for the hearing, consideration and disposition of the same.
which was read the first time by its title.
Mr.Chappell moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 66-X be read a second time by its title only. '
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 66-X was read a second time by its title
only. '
* Mr. Chappell moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 66-X be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 66-X 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),
Matcheus 'Gilchrlst,, Mitchell, 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 'Bte-
vard.'. Trammell 'Calhoun', Wainwright. Walker, Ward. War-
ner, Watson. Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman,
Wicker. Wood. Yearty, Zim-94.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Chappeli moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 66-X be iiimediately certified to the
Senate
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill"No. 66-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.

By Mr. Mattheus of Gilchrist-
House Bill No. 67-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to prescribe the compensation
to be received by sheriffs, county ludges, clerks of the circuit
court, tax assessors, tax collectors, and superintendents of
public instruction in counties within the State of Florida of
not less than 4,135 population and not more than 4.350 pop-
ulation according to the last Federal census, and to provide
that such compensation of all such officers, except the super-
intendents of public instruction in such counties, shall be paid
out of the general revenue fund of such counties where the
fees received by the respective officers are inadequate to pay
such compensation.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Was taken up.
Mr. Mattheus (Gilchrist) moved that the rules be waived
and House Bill No. 67-X be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
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Mr. Mattheus (Gilchrist) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 67-X 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. 67-X 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, Matthews IDuval),
Mattheus 'Oilchrlst), Mitchell, 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. Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Bre-
vard), Trammell iCalhoun Wamwright. Walker, Ward, War-
ner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman,
Wicker, Wood, Yearty. Zim--93.
Nays-Mr. Taylor-1.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Mattheus (Gllchrist) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 67-X be immediately certified
to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 67"-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
By Mr. Davis of Nassau-
House Bill No. 68-X:
'A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and empower the
City of Fernandina in the State of Florida to impose and
enforce alternative sentences of fines or labor against persons
convicted in the municipal court of said city, and to authorize
said city to work its convicts on the streets of said city or
lease them to any county in the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Davis moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 68-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 68-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Davis moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 68-X be read a third time in full and put upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 68-X 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, Caldiell. Chapman,
Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance,
Elliott, Finlayson. Fuller. Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Home
*Jackion', Horne iMadison', Kanner, "Keen, Kehoe, Kelly,
Kendrick, Kennedy,. Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm
Beach', Lindler. Lowe. Madison. Mason. Mathews 'Duval),
Mattheus 'Gllchrist Mitchell. Moon, 'Citrus,. Moon (Mar-
loni, Morton. McKenzie, McRory. Nordman, Page. Parker,
PBeples, Poppell, Prine. Roberts. Robineau. Rowe. Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford. Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland. Stone,
S'trom, Sturkie, Taylor. Teague. Tomasello. Trammell 'Bre-
vardi, Trammell Calhoun Wainwright, Walker, Ward, War-
ner, Watson, Wentworth. Westbrook. Wester. West, Whitman,
Wicker, Wood. Yearty, Zim-94.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Davis moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 68-X be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. '68-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
House Bill No. 62-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act regulating fishing on the Su-
wannee River in Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy Counties.
Was taken up
'Mr. Albury moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
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Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 62-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Albury moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 62-X 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. 62-X 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, Horre
(Jackson), Horne (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly,
Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm
Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval),
Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, 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 (Bre-
vard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, War-
ner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman,
Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-94.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Albury moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No: 62-X be immediately certified to the Sen-
ate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Arid House Bill No. 62-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.

By Mr. Blount of Duval-
House Bill No. 41-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the assessment,
levy and collection of taxes of the City of South Jacksonville
for the year 1931; and prohibiting the compromise of taxes
now due.
Was taken up.
Mr. Madison moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 41-X be read a second time by its title only.
' Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 41-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Madison moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 41-X be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which xwas agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 41-X was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Albury, Anderson. Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock,
Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman. Chappell, Cof-
fee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlay-
son, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jackson),
Horne (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick,
Kennedy. Larson. Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lind-
ler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gil-
christ), Mitchell, 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-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Madison moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 41-X be immediately certified to the
Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 41-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Mr. Trammell of Calhoun, Chairman of the Committee on
Claims, submitted the following report:












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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 12, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Committee on Claims, to whom was referred:
House Bill No. 61-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of D. J. Miley of
Inverness, Florida.
Recommends that the same do pass with the following
amendment:
In Section 1, line 2, after the word "of," insert 'not exceed-
ing.'' ...
Also-
Strike out Section 2, and make Section 3 read Section 2.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Trammell, Goff. Brown, Shackelford, Lea,
and Westbrook.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully, ,. '
S JOHN D. TRAMMELL,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 61-X, together with amendments, con-
tained in above report, was placed on the Calendar of, Bills
on second reading.
Mr. Trammell of Calhoun, Chairman of the Committee on
Claims, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla.. June 12, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Committee on Claims, to whom was: referred:
House Bill No. 42-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of J. L, Kilgore
for expenses incurred by the said J. L. Kilgore growing out
of an attempted purchase of certain lands claimed by the
State of Flbrida and prescribing the duties of any Circuit
Judge of this State before whom this matter should be heard
and making it the duty of the State's Attorney in the Circuit
where said cause is heard to represent the State.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Trammell, Goff, Brown, Shackelford, Lea,
and Westbrook.
Nays--None.
Very respectfully,
JOHN D. TRAMMELL.
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 42-X, contained in the above report,
was placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. J. W. Lindler of Columbia, Chairman of the Committee
on National Guard and Military Affairs, submitted the fol-
lowing report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 12, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Committee on National Guard and Military Affairs,
to whom was referred:
House Bill No. 26-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 37 of Chapter
8502, Acts of 1921, relating to the annual encampment of the
Florida National Guard under the orders of the Governor.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Lindler, Kendrick, Goff, Harrell, Whitman,
Albury and Trammell.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
J. W. LINDLER,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 26-X, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Zim of St. Johns, Chairman of the Committee on Labor,
submitted the following report:



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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 12, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Committee on Labor, to whom was referred:
House Bill No. 27-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the rate of wages
for laborers and mechanics employed on public buildings of
the State of Florida by contracts and sub-contracts, and
for other purposes.
Have had the same under consideration. and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Znm. Dann. Lexis. Robineau. West, Shackel-
ford, Fuller. Wester. and Lindler.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully, '
L, W. ZIM.
Chairman of Committee.
And House'Bill No. 27-X. contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Kennedy, of Lake, Chairman of the Committee on
Citrus Fruits, submitted the following report:
.House of Representatives,.
Tallahassee, Fla., June 12, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker oi the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Citrus Fruits, to whom was referred:
House Bill No. 10-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to marketing by whole-
sale, fruits and vegetables grqwn in:Florida, prescribing duties
of persons, firms and corporations engaging in marketing
fruits and vegetables,, making the violation of such duties
unlawful and prescribing rights and penalty ies.
Have had the same under consideration,: and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows: '
Yeas-Messrs. Rowe, Roberts, Brock, Pqppell, Dann, Ward
and Kennedy.
Nays-Messrs. Elliott, and Chapman.
Very respectfully,
I. N. KENNEDY,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 10-X, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Mathews, of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 12, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 1:
A bil to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 1007, 1010,
1011 and 1031, Revised General Statutes of Florida, relating
to the operation, licensing and taxing of motor vehicles,
trailers, semi-trailers and motorcycles side cars as amended
by Chapter 9410, Acts of 1921, Laws of Florida, and as amend-
ed by Chapter 10182, Acts of 1925, Laws of Florida, and as
amended by Chapter 12096, Acts of 1927, Laws of Florida,
relating to the subject of operation of motor vehicles, trailers,
semi-trailers, motorcycle sidecars and taxation of same, and
to repeal Section 1015, Revised, General Statutes of Florida
as amended by Chapter 8410, Acts of 1921, relating to the sub-
ject aforesaid, the purpose of this Act being to revise and
amend the following Sections of the Revised General Statutes
of Florida which constitute Sections 1281, 1284, 1285 and 1304
of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, and to repeal
Section 1289 of the same."
Have had same under consideration and offer a Committee
Substitute for said House Bill No. 1, said Committee Substitute
having the same title as the above entitled House Bill No. 1.
And recommend that the said Committee Substitute bill
do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Mathews, Robineau, Tomasello, McKenzie,
Keen, Sledge, Black, Teague, Sapp, Holmes, Westbrook, Cald-
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Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Booth and Bledsoe.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 1, together with Committee Substitute
for House Bill No. 1, contained in above report, was placed on
the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Mathews moved that the time for adjournment be ex-
tended until 5:15 o'clock P. M.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote..
House Bill No. 1-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 1007, 1010,
10il and 1031, Revised General Statutes of Florida, relating
to the operation, licensing and taxing of motor vehicles, trail-
ers, semi-trailers, and motorcycles, side cars as amended uy
Chapter 8410, Acts of 1921, LaWs of Florida, and as amended
by Chapter 10182. Acts of 1925, Laws of Florida, and as
amended by Chapter 12096, Acts of 1927, La\ws of Florida, re-
lating to the subject of operation of motor vehicles, trailers,
semi-trailers, motorcycle side cars and taxation of same, and
to repeal Section 1015. Revised .General Statutes of Florida as
amended by Chapter 8410, Acts: of 1921, elating to the sub-
ject aforesaid, the purpose of this Act being to revise and
amend the following sections of the Revised General Statutes
of Florida which constitute Sections 1281, 1284. 1285 and 1304,
of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, and to repeal
Section 1289 of the same. .
.W as taken. up .. : ... .. ,
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the rules be waived and
House ,ill No. 1-X be read a second, time .by its, title only.
Which was .agreed, to by a- twothirds vote, ...
*And House Bill No. 1-X was read a second time by its title
only. ; ., ; _. I
Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 1-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 1007, 1010,.
1011, and 1031, Revised General Statutes of Florida relating to
the operation, licensing and taxing of mdtor vehicles, trailers.
semi-trailers and motorcycle side cars as amended by Chapter
8410. Acts of 1921, Laws of Florida. and as amended by Chap-
ter' 10182. Acts 'f 1925, Laws of Florida. id as a mended by
Chapter 12096: Acts of 1927, Laws of Florida. relating to the
subject of operation of'motor vehiclbs, trailers. semi-trailers.
motorcycle' sde cars and taxation of same. and to repeal Sec-
tion 1015. Revised General StatUtes of Florida as amended by
Chapter 8410, Acts of 1921, relating tC'the subject aforesaid,
the purpose of this Act being to revise and amend the follow-!
inpg,.Setipns of the. Revised General Statutes of Florida .which
cdbistituiite Sections 1281, 1284, 1285 and 1304. of the Compiled
General Laws of Florida, 1927. and to repeal Section 1289 of
the same; and for other purposes in relation to motor vehicles.
and 'egiegstrFatnsthereof.- ; : ^. *,.- 'r,; :-
Was taken up -andlc read the first time by,. its title. -
-;Mr. Mathews' (D.uval) -moved that,.the:,;rules be waived and
Committee Substifute for House Bill No,. lr-X.be read; a second.
tim e. : : i .-
-Which w\as a4greed,,to ,by ,a; tworithirds, vote.,.
And Committee: Substitute; for .House Bill No. 1 -X was read a
second tillle in full. : ...
Mr. Mnatheews 'Duval i 'moved ;- -that the Committee 'Substi-
tute ior Hou-e Bill '.No. 1-X be adopted and, accepted in. lieu,.
of the original bill. .
\WThich w\\as agreed to. .
:,And the.Committee Substitute for -House, Bill No;Q ,l-X was;
adopted and 'accepted. i:. : .. .
Mr. Westbrook of Lake offeredI the followinga amendment
to Committee Suibtitute for House Bill No. I-X:
In Section 1. line 9 on page 2 'typed bill,. strike the bal-
ance of t'he section beginning with the words "The State
Motor Vehicle Commissioner" and insert in lieu thereof the
following: :
The State 'Motor' Vehicle Commission shall designate one
or more agencies or agents who. may be a county officer, or
other person, 'or' fraternal &association, or non-profit organ-
ization, in each County of the' State, for the purpose of de-
livering license plates to applicants, subject to the require-
ments of law, and in accordance with rules and regulations
to be prescribed with reference thereto 'by the State Motor
Vehicle Commissioner. The State Motor Vehicle Commis-
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or more tag agents for each 4000 motor vehicles, or major
fraction thereof, which were registered from the particular
county the preceding year. Each agency or agent designated
by the State Motor Vehicle Commissioner, as hereinbefore
provided shall be required to give a good and sufficient surety
bond payable to the State Motor Vehicle Commissioner and
his successors in office, conditioned that it will faithfully
and truly perform the duties imposed upon said agent or
agency according to the requirements of law and the rules
and regulations of the State Motor Vehicle Commissioner,
and that it will well and truly pay over and account for all
license plates, records and other property and moneys which
may come into its possession or control by reason of the ac-
ceptance of its appointment as agent. The amount of such
bonds shall be fixed by the State Motor Vehicle Commissioner
and shall be in proportion to the amount of accountability
which is likely to arise under the appointment of the agent,
the said amount to be fixed by the State Motor Vehicle Com-
missioner.
The State Motor Vehicle Commissioner by and with the
approval of the Governor may authorize a service charge of
not exceeding fifty cents for each applicant which is handled
by the agent or agency, which service charge when so author-
ized may be collected and retained by such agency or agent
from the applicant as full compensation for all services ren-
dered in connection with the handling of the application and
no expense shall be incurred by the State in connection
therewith other than that for delivery of license plates to
such agent or agency.
Each agent or agency shall keep a full and complete rec-
ord and account: of all, license, plates or other properties re-
celved by it from the' State Motor Vehicle ;Commissioner or
from any other source and; shall make prompt remittance of
moneys collected by it at such times and in such manner
as may be prescribed by the State Motor Vehicle Commissioner,
by rules and regulations promulgated in that -behalf.
The service charge herein provided for shall be collected-
by the Motor Vehicle Commissioner on all license tags issued
direct from his office, and the proceeds thereof paid into the
Motor Vehicle Expense Fund.'. 'I 1: I
Mrn Westbrook:moved the adoption of the amendment.
Pending consideration thereof.
Mr. Coffee of DeSoto offered the following Substitute
amendment to Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 1-2:
Strike out all of Section One and insert in lieu thereof the;
following:
Section 1. That Section 1007 of the Revised General Stat-
utes of Florida. 1920. the same being Section 1281. of the Com-
piled General Laws of Florida. 1927. be and the same is here-
by amended so as to read as follows:
"*Section 1007 '128L1. Every OwiLer. or person in charge of
a motor vehicle or vehicles, trailer, semi-trailer. or motorcycle
side car. \hinch shall be operated or driven upon the high-
ways of the State. or which shall, be maintained in this State,
shall for each such vehicle or vehicles so owned, cause to be
fled by mail or otherwise, in the office of the State Motor
Vehicle Commission of the State of Florida. a certified ap-
plication for registration of same on a blank to be furnished
for that purpose, containing:
A description of each motor vehicle to e 'registered. in-
cluding' purpose for which 'it is'to be used, the name:'of; the
manufacturer, the style, type, engine number, horsepower and:
gross weight in pounds. and in case of motor trucks,; trailers,
and semi-trailers, thie factory rated load capacity,/ as well as.
the gross weight- in' pounds, according to the standards of the
American Automobile Mainufacturers' Association,, and'in case'.
of ,motor, vehicles for. carrying pagengers, the gross' weight
in pounds and the eFatiine capacity
The name, age, -esiclence and butiine.-; adclrez' of the owner.
of such :vehicle, 'and also the County and State or place,:if'
outside of the State, in which 'he resides, and a statement
that he is'over sixteen years of nte. nnd if to be operated
wholly within the limits of a muinlcipnIit:y the name of such
municipality Shall be given."
The State Motor Vehicle Commission shall designate the
County Tax Collector in each county as an agent for the
Motor Vehicle Tax Commissioner for the purpose of delivering
license plates to applicants subject to the requirements of
law, and in accordance with rules and regulations to be pre-
scribed with reference thereto by the State Motor Vehicle
Commissioner, and it shall be the duty of the County Tax
Collector to perform the duties named in this Act. Wherever
the word Agent occurs in this Act it shall be construed to
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It shall be the duty of the Agent of each of the larger
counties to designate a clerk or clerks to open offices in
places in the county convenient to the owners of motor ve-
hicles in buying auto license tags. Each County Agent shall
be required to give a good and sufficient surety bond payable
to the State Motor Vehicle Commissioner and his successors
in office, conditioned that he or she will faithfully and truly
perform the duties imposed upon said Agent according to the
requirements of law and the rules and regulations of the State
Motor Vehicle Commissioner and that he or she will well and
truly pay over and account for all license plates, records, and
other property and moneys which may come into his or her
possession or control by reason of his or her appointment as
Agent. The amount of such bond shall be fixed by the State
Motor Vehicle Commissioner and shall be in proportion to the
amount of accountability which is likely to arise under the ap-
pointment of the Agent, the said amount to be fixed by the
State Motor Vehicle Commissioner.
! The State Motor Vehicle Commissioner by and with the ap-
proval of the Governor may authorize a service charge of not
exceeding twenty-five, cents for each application which is
handled by the Agent, which service charge when so authorized
may be collected and retained by such Agent from the appli-
cant as full compensation for all services rendered in connec-
tion with the handling of the application, and no expense shall
be Incurred by the State in connection therewith other than
for delivery of license plates to such Agent.,
Each Agent shall keep a full and complete record and ac-
count of all license plates or other properties received by him
or her from the State Motor Vehicle Commissioner,, or from
any other source, and shall make prompt remittance of moneys
Collected: by him: or her at such times and in such.manner as
may bea prescribed by the State Motor Vehicle Commissioner
by rules and regulations promulgated in that behalf.
Mr. Coffee moved the adoption of the Substitute amend-
ment.
:i Mr.; Westbrook moved that the Substitute amendment be
laid on the table;. ,. ,. ,,
The roll call being demanded on the motion to lay the
Substitute amendment on the table, on call of the roll the
vote was:
Yeas--Messrs. Albury, Andrews. Barrow. Bass. Blount. Chap-
man. Chappell, Davis, Douglas, Durrance. Elliott. Goff, Hagan,
Kennedy, Larson, Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe. Madi-
son. McKenzie, McRory. Nordman. Parker, Peeples, Prine,
Roberts, Roblneau, Rogers, Shackelford, Sledge, Steed, Stewart,
Strickland, Sturkie, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard). Trammell
(Calhoun>. Wainwright, Ward. Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wood-43.
Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Beasley, Black, Bloodworth, Booth,
Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Coffee, Collier,
Dann, Finlayson, Fuller, Harrell, Holmes, Home tJackson),
Horne 'Madisoni, Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Kendrick, Lea IMana-
tee), Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus Gilchrlst,. Moon
(Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, Page, Poppell, Rowe, Sapp,
Stone, Strom. Taylor, Warner, Wester, West, Whitman. Wicker,
Yearty, Zim-43.
The motion to lay the substitute amendment on the table
was npt agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion to adopt the substitute
amendment.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to adopt the
substitute amendment; on call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Anderson, Beasley. Black, Bloodworth, Booth,
Brock, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell; Coffee, Dann, Pinlayson,
Fuller. Harrell, Holmes, Home (Jackson', Home (Madison),
Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Lea (Manatee), Mason, Mathews (Du-
val'. Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion),
Morton. Page, Rowe, Sapp, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Warner,
Wester. West, Whitman, Wicker, Yearty, Zim-40.
* Nays--Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass, Blount,
Brown, Chapman. Chappell, Collier, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott,
Goff, Hagan, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lewis (Palm Beach),
Lindler, Lowe, Madison, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Parker,
Peeples, Poppell, Roberts, Robineau, Rogers, Shackelford,
Sledge, Steed. Stewart, Strickland, Sturkie; Tomasello, Tram-
mell (Brevard', Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Ward,
Watson; Wentworth, Westbrook, Wood-45.
The motion to adopt the substitute amendment was not
agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion to adopt the original
amendment by Mr. Westbrook.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to adopt the
amendment, upon call of the roll the vote was:



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Yeas-Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass, Beasley,
Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Chapman, Chappell, Dann, Davis,
Douglas, Durrahce, Elliott, Goff, Harrell, Home (Madison),
Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler,
Lowe, Madison, Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Par-
ker, Peeples, Poppell, Roberts, Robineau, Rogers. Sapp, Shack-
elford, Sledge, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Sturkie, Tomasello,;
Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun'. Ward. Warner,
Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook. Whitman. Wood. Yearty-53.
Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Black, Brock. Brown. Bullard,
Burnett, Caldwell, Coffee, Finlayson, Fuller. Holmes. Horne
(Jackson), Kanner, Keen,. Kelly, Lea 'Manatee'. Mason.
Mathews iDural'. Mattheus 'Gilchrist'. Moon 'Citrus'. Moon
(Marion'. Page. Rowe. Stone, Strom, Taylor. Wester. West,
Wicker. Zim-29.
The motion to adopt the amendment was agreed to.
The amendment was adopted .
Mr. Taylor moved that the time for adjournment be ex-
tended until 5:30 o'clock P. M.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Mason of Esdanibia offered the following amendment
to Committee Substitute fot House Bill No:. 1-X ,
In Section 3..strIke out the Words "automobiles for private
use, gross weight less than 3000 Ibs., 60c per Cwt.". arid insert
in lieu thereof the following: "automobiles for private use,
gross weight less than 3000 Ibs., 50 c Ser Cwt;"
Mr. Mason 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 thl:
amendment on the table on call of the roll the vote was:
SYeas-Messrs. Andrews, `Beasley, Blobdworth, Blount, Bill-
lard, Burnett, Chapman, Coffee, Collier, Davis, Douglas, Dur-
rance, Elliott, Hagan, Harrell. Home 'Madison'. Keep, Kelly.
Kendrick. Kennedy. Larson, Lowe, Madison. Matheivs tDuval),
Mattheus 'Gilchrist'. Moon 'Citrus). Moon 'Marion), Mc-
Kenzie. McRory. Peeples. Poppell, Roblneau. Sapp. Shackel-
ford. Steed. Strickland. Strom. Taylor, Tamobello. Tramrell,
iBrevard'. Wentworth. Westbrook, West. Whitman. Yearty.
Zim-45.
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Andqrson. Ba s. Black, Bpoth. Brock,
Brown, Caldwell, Chappell. Coffee, Dann,, Finlayson, Fuller,.
Holmes. Horne uJackson). Kanner, Lea (Manatee). Lewis
Rogers, Sledge, Stone. Sturkle, Trammell (Calhoun), Ward,
Warner. Watson. Wester, Wicker, Wood-36.
The motion to lay the amendment on the table was agreed
to.
Mr. Steed moved that the time for adjournment be extended
until 5:45 o'cloqk P. M.
Whici was agreed to.
Mr. Taylor of Gadsden offered the following amendment to
Committee Substit.ute for House Bill No. 1-X:
In Section 1. line 37. strike out the words fifty cents and
insert in lieu thereof: the following: Twenty five cents.
Mr. Taylor moved the adoption of the amendment.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to adopt the
amendment. upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Albury, Beasley, Black, Bloodworth, Blount,
Brock. Brown. Burnett. Caldwell. Coffee, Collier, Davis. Fin-
layson, Fuller. Holmes. Home 'Jackson', Kanner. Keen. Lar-
son, Lea (Manatee), indler, Mason, Mathews iDuval),
Mattheus '(ilchrlst'. Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion', Mc-
Kenzie, Page, Peeples. Roberts, iRowe, Sapp, Sledge, Stone.
Strom, Taylor, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wester, West, Whit-
man. Wicker. Yearty. Zim-44.
Nays-Messrs. Anderson. Andrews, Bass, Booth, Bullard,
Chapman. Chappell, Dann. Douglas. Durrance, Elliott, Goff,
Hagan. Harrell, Home 'Madison, Kelly. Kendrick. Kennedy,
Lewis IPalm Beach i. Lowe. Madison, McRory, Nordman. Park-
er. Poppell. Robineau, Shackelford, Steed, Stewart. Strickland,
Sturkie, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard Trammell tCalhoun),
Westbrook-35.
The motion to adopt the amendment was agreed to.
The amendment was adopted.
Mr. Mathews (Duval'.moved that the House of Representa-
tives do now adjourn.
Which was agreed to..
Thereupon at 5:40 o'clock P. M1. the Hoiuse 6f Representa-
tives stood adjourned until Monday, June 15 at 10 o'clock A. M,



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EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

MONDAY, JUNE 15, 1931



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00
o'clock A. M.
The'roll w\as 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 I Jackson),
Home (Madison), I'anner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick,
Kennedy, Larson, Lee iHighland.', Lea (Manatee), Lewis
(PalnmBeach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Du-
val), Mattheus 'Oilchrlsti, Mitchell. Moon ,Citrus). Morton.
McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page. Parker. Peeples. Poppell.
Prine. Roberts. Robineau. Rowe. Rogers. Sapp. Shackelford.
Sledge. Smith. Steed. Stewart. Stone. Strom. Sturkie. Taylor.
Teague. Tomasello. Trammell 'Brevardi. Trammell Calhoun 1.
Walitwright. Walker. Ward. Warner. Wentworth. Westbrook,
Wester. West. Whitman. Wicker, Wood. Yearty, Zim-92.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Journal of the House of Representatives for Friday,
June 12, was corrected, and as corrected was approved.
CORRECTION OF THE HOUSE JOURNAL
The Journal of the House of Representatives for Thursday,
June 11th, was ordered corrected as follows:
Page 5, column 2, between lines 57 and 58 add the following:
"being a bill mentioned in the Governor's' message of June
10th." I .- 1. ; -
.Also same page same column between lines 66 and 67 add:
"being a bill mentioned In the Governor's message of June
10."
Also same page same column between lines 78 and 79 add:
"being a bill mentioned in the Governor's message of June
10th."
Same Journal, same date, page 6, column 1, between lies
6 and 7 add: "being a bill mentioned in the Governor's mes-
sage of June 10th."
Also same page, same column between lines 15 and 16 add:
"being a bill mentioned in the Governor's message of June
10th."
Also same page. same column, between lines 25 and 26 add:
"being a bill mentioned in the Governor's message of June
10th."
Also same page, same column, between lines 31 and 32 add:
"being a bill mentioned in the Governor's message of June
10th."
Mr. Bledsoe moved that a Committee of three members of
the House of Representatives be appointed by the Speaker to
investigate the passage of Senate Bill No. 153 and the adoption
of House amendment to Senate Bill No. 830, at and during the
regular session.
Which was agreed to.
The Speaker appointed on said committee Messrs. Taylor,
Parker and Rowe.
INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Black of Alachua-
House Resolution No. 8-X:
Resolution requesting the Governor to appear before the
House of Representatives in an open and public meeting on
June 16, 1931, at that time to make a full and complete report
as to the actual financial condition of the State.
Which was read.
Mr. Black moved that the Resolution be adopted.
Mr. Kelly moved that consideration of House Resolution No.
8-X be indefinitely postponed.
Mr. McRory moved that the motion be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion to adopt the amend-
ment.
Pending consideration thereof.



Mr. Mathews of Dural offered the following amendment to
Resolution No. 8-X:
At end of Resolution add:
E. What amount of State money is in closed State banks
arid the security held by the State.
F. The securities purchased with the sacred school fund
during the last two years, the price paid for them and the
present market value thereof.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) .moved the adoption of the amend-
ment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Messrs. Rogers of Broward iand .Sapp of Bay offered the
following amendment to House Resolution No. 8-X:
Following whereas clause strike out all of the Resolution
and insert in lieu thereof the following: "That a committee
of five members of this House be appointed to confer with
the Governor and ascertlan the true facts regarding the fi-
nancial status of the State, and make report of same to this
House."
Mr. Rogers moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Black moved that the amendment be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
The amendment was not agreed to.
Mr. Robineau of Dade offered the following amendment
to House Resolution No. 8-X:
In first section of Resolution after words Governor pf Flor-
ida, strike out "be and he Is" and insert in lieu thereof: "and
his cabinet be and they are".
Mr. Robineau moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
: Mr. Chapman of Volusia offered the following amendment
to House Resolution No. 8- X: "; 1 ,' : '/:::
At end of Resolution add: "At the time of this hearing, the
House shall resolve Itself into a committee of the whole and
the galleries be cleared."
Mr. Chapman moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Elliott moved' that the amendment be laid on the table.
Which was not agreed to.
The question then recurred on the adoption of the amend-
ment.
The amendment was agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion to adopt the Resolu-
tion as amended.
Which, was agreed to,... ,
The Resolution, as amended, was adopted.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
Mr. John E. Mathews of Duval County, Chairman of. the
Special and Select Committee, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Pla., June 15, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Special and Select Committee, to whom was referred:
House Bill No, -
,A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the collection of
taxes from itinerant merchant operating and doing business
in this State requiring bond by such itinerant merchant and
making provision for .the coledti6on of said tax in case of
default by such itinerant merchant.
Also-
House Bill No. --
A bill to be entitled An Act for the assessment and collec-
tion of revenue and relating to the assessment arid collection
df-taxes on tangible and intangible personal property, and
requiring a documentary stamp evidencing the payment of
taxes to be affixed to mortgages, deeds of trust and other
similar liens as a prerequisite to recording or enforcement.
Have had the above entitled bills under consideration and



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find that each of the above bills, severally, relate to a subject
within the purview of the Governor's call for this Extraordi-
nary Session of the Legislature.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Mathews, Keen, McRory, Mitchell, Tomasello,
Horne (Jackson) and Lea.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
J. E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 69-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the collection of
taxes from itinerant merchant operating and doing business
in this State requiring bond by such itinerant merchant and
making provision for the collection' of said tax in case of
default by such itinerant merchant.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Keen of Sarasota--
House Bill No. 70-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act for the assessment and collec-
tion of revenue and relating to the assessment and collection
of taxes apdd tangible and intangible personal property. and
requiring a dcoumentary stamp evidencing the payment of
taxes to be affixed to mortgages, deeds of trust and other
similar liens as a prerequisite to recording or enforcement.
Whidh was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee On Finance and Taxation.
Mr. Kelly moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort Hon. Ray Chapman to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to.,
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Kelly. Wentworth
and Blount, who escorted Mr. Chapman to the chair.
Mr. John E.: Mathews of DUval,; Chairman of the Special
and Select Committee, submitted the following report:
:. .House of Representatives,
Tallahasseee, Flam, June 15, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay. Lewis, Jr., ,
Speaker of tfhe House of Representatives. .
Sir: : .
Sour:Special and Select, Committee to whom was referred:
House Bill No. .
A bill to be entitled An Act prescribing the manner in which
payment of dividends by receiver and liquidator of closed State
banks shall be made; providing notice to be given: parties en-
titled to dividends; providing that persons failing to comply
with the provisions0of this Act shall be barred from receiving
such dividends.
Also- .
House Bill No. :
A bill to be entitled An Act disqualifying any person from
holding both an elective and, State office and an elective mu-
nicipal office :at the same time;. providing for the removal
of any State officer so holding both offices and. providing for
the appointment of a, successor and for other purposes.
Also-,
House Bill No. -:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing boards of county
commissions of counties of this' State to purchase, establi-h.
construct, equip. maintain and operate airports or landing
fields: giving the right of condemnation to boards of county
commissioner' to acquire property' necessary therefore; to au-
thorize the issuance of county bonds therefore; and for other
purposes.
Also-
House Bill No. :
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of A. L. Dean and.
Mary Elizabeth Dean.
Also--
House Bill No; :
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of Robert H.



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Roesch, individually and as clerk of the Circuit Court in and
for Manatee County, Florida.
Also-
House Bill No. -
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the office of school
trustee in all special tax school districts in the State of Flor-
ida and to vest the powers and duties of the board of trustees
of each such district with the board of public instruction of
the county in which such district is located.
Have had the same under consideration and find that each
of the above bills, severally, relate to a subject not within the
purview of the Governor's call for this Extraordinary session
of the Legislature.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Messrs. Mathews, Keen, McRory, Mitchell, Tomasel-
lo, Horne of Jackson, Lea.
Very respectfully,
J. E. MATHEWS,
Chairman ,of Committee.
By Mr. Bass of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 71-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act prescribing the manner in which
payments of dividends by the receiver or liquidator of closed
State banks shall be made; providing notice to be. given par-
ties to dividends; providing that persons falling to comply with
the provisions of this Act shall be barred from receiving such
dividends.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Banks and Loans.
By Mr. thappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 72rX:. :
The introduction of which was agreed to by;a twodthirds
vote of the members: of the House :of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act disqualifying any person from
holding both an elective State office and an elective municipal
office at'ithe same: time; providing for :the removal of any
State officer so holding both offices and providing for the:ap-
pointment of a successor and for other purposes.
Which Vwas read the first ,time' by its -title and referred 'to
the;Committee on County Officials." .'
By Mr. Chappell of Dade- .
House Bill No. 73-X ,, .
The introduction of which was agreed todrbyl a8irtwo-thirds,
vote, of;,he members of the House of Representatives-. .,;
, Bill, to be entitled An Act.,authorizing Boards of County
Commissioners of counties of this State to purchase, establish
costruct,, equip, maintain ,and .operate airports or; landing
fields: giving the right, of condemnation to Boards of County
Commissioners to acquire property necessary therefore; to
authorize the issuance of county bonds therefor;,,and for other
purposes. ; : .
Which was read the first time by its title and referred, to
the Committee on Aviation.
By Messrs. Calacwell and West of Santa Rosa-,, -i. .
House Bill No. 74-X: .
The introduction of which was agreed to by :a two-thirds
vote of the niemlbers of the House of Representatives. ,: i.,
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of A. L. Dean and
Mary Elizabeth Dean.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Messrs. Lea and Rowe of Manatee-
House Bill No. 75-X:
The introduction of which was agreed t6'by a t;.o-thli'ds
vote of the members of the House' of Representatieens.
A bill to be entitled An' Act for the relief of Robert H.
Roesch, individually, and as Clerk of the Circuit Court in and
for Manatee County, 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. 76-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act "to abolish the office of school.
trustee in all special tax school districts in the State of Florida
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each such district with the board of public instruction of the
county in which such district is located."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Education "B"
By Mr. McKenzie of Putnam-
House Bill No. 77-X:
The Introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 741 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida, 1920, being Section 950
of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, as amended by
"Section 2 of Chapter 14572, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929,
relating to the time when taxes become due and delinquent,
and providing for the payment of same in two equal install-
ments, and requiring the payment of interest on all delinquent
taxes, and providing a discount if paid within a certain time.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mrs. Fuller of Orange-
House Bill No. 78-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to prescribe the qualifications
of electors in all municipal elections, whether general or spe-
cial, in the City of Orlando, Orange County, Florida, and to
provide for the registration of electors in certain cases.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mrs. Fuller moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 78-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 78-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mrs. Fuller moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 78-X 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. 78-X 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, El-
liott, 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, Math-
ews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus),
Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples,
Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shack-
elford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, 3tewart, Stone, Strom, Sturkie,
"Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell
(Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson,
Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker,
Wood, Yearty, Zim-93.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mrs. Fuller moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 78-X be immediately certified to the
Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 78-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
Mr. Keen asked unanimous consent to withdraw House
Bill No. 7-X:
Which was agreed to.
By Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 79-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the territorial limits
of the Town of Lantana, a municipal corporation, in Palm
Beach County, Florida; providing for the exclusion from the
territorial* limits of said town certain lands and to oust said
town and its officers of all jurisdiction over such lands; and
to provide for the full settlement and satisfaction of all claims
asserted by said town against such lands for taxes for the
year 1931 and all years prior thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Lewis (Palm Beach) moved that the rules be waived
and House Bill No. 79-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 79-X was read a second time by its title
only.
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Mr. Lewis (Palm Beach) 'moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 79-X 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. 79-X 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, El-
liott, Finlayson, Fuller, 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), Mitchell, 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, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Bre-
vard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, War-
ner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman,
Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-95.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Lewis (Palm Beach) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 79-X be immediately certified
to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 79-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
By Messrs. Kendrick and Zim of St. Johns-
House Bill No. 80-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 188 and 220 of
the Charter of the City of St. Augustine, being Chapter 14375
of the Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Kendrick moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 80-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 80-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Zim moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 80-X 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. 80-X 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, El-
liott, 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), Mitchell, 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, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Bre-
vard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, War-
ner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman,
Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-95.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Kendrick moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 80-X be immediately certified to the Sen-
ate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 80-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.

By Mrs. Fuller of Orange-
House Bill No. 81-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the issuance of
search warrants by the Mayor's Court of the City of Winter
Garden, Florida; the service of same and for the giving of
bond by the administrative officer serving such warrants.
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Mrs. Fuller moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 81-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 81-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mrs. Fuller moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 81-X 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. 81-X 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, El-
liott. Finlayson, 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
iDuval>. Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon
i 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, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Bre-
vard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, War-
ner. Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman,
Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-95.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mrs. Fuller moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 81-X be immediately certified to the Sen-
ate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 81-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
"By-Mr. Steed-of Osceola-
House Bill No. 82-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 35 and 36
of Chapter 13644, Acts of 1929, "An Act relating to game,
non-game birds, fresh water fish and fur-bearing animals; to
create the department of game and fresh water fish and the
office of State Game Commissioner, to define his duties and
powers and that of his deputies; to fix his compensation and
that of his deputies; to provide for the protection and con-
servation of game, non-game birds, fresh water fish and fur
bearing animals by prescribing the times when and means by
and extent to which they maye be taken, possessed and dealt
in; to license hunters, guides, trappers and fishermen; to re-
quire persons who engage in the business of operating hunting
and fishing boats for hire or who deal in or with fresh water
fish or hides of fur-bearing animals, to procure a license for
same; to prohibit the use, placing or discharge in the fresh
waters of the state of substances or forces injurious to fish;
to provide for the prosecution of persons violating the pro-
visions of this Act and a penalty and rule of evidence in such
prosecutions; to provide for the collection of funds and to
carry out the provisions of this Act and for.the disposition
of revenues accruing thereunder; consenting to acquisition
by the United States of areas of land, water, or land and
water, in accordance with Act of Congress of February 18,
1929; and repealing certain existing laws and statutes; and
defining certain terms used therein."
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Steed moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 82-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 82-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Steed moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 82-X 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. 82-X 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, El-
liott, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne
(Jackson), Hornme (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly,
Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee),
Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews
(Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon



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(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, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell Bre-
vard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, War-
ner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman.
Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-95.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Steed moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 82-X be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 82-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
By Mr. Prine of Polk-
House Bill No. 83-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the appointment
of a probation officer and assistant probation officer of Polk
County, Florida, and providing for a term of office and com-
pensation, and also the expenses incurred in conducting the
business of said office and prescribing his duties in connec-
tion with the juvenile court of said county.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Prine moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 83-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 83-X was read a second time by Its title
only.
Mr. Prine moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 83-X be read a third time in full and put upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
An' House Bill No. 83-X 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, Booth, Blount, Brock.
Brown, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Collier,
Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, 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,
Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gil-
christ), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Morton, McKenzie, McRory,
Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robi-
neau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge. Smith, Steed,
Stewart, Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Taylor. Teague, Tomasello,
Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright.
Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook.
Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-91.
Nays-Messrs. Bloodworth, Bullard-2.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Prine moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 83-X be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 83-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla.,' June 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-
Senate Bill No. 12-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to taxation, levying and
imposing an excise tax on gasoline and other like products
of petroleum in addition to other taxes thereon; levying and
imposing a license tax on every dealer in gasoline or any other
like product of petroleum; providing for the report of sale of
such commodities, and the collection and payment of such
taxes; creating special funds for the reception of such taxes;
providing the purpose of such taxes, and for the deposit, ap-
propriation and disposition of the proceeds derived from such
taxes, and prescribing the duties of certain officials with
reference thereto, and declaring certain roads to have been
and to be built for state purposes and as being state under-
takings; repealing Chapter 14575, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1929, relating to the subject of gasoline taxes; repealing Sec-













tion I of Chapter 14573, Acts of 1929. relating to the subject
of gasoline taxes, and all laws in conflict v.ith this Act; pro-
viding for the enforcement of this Act and penalties for viola-
tion hereof.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the rules be waived and
that Senate Bill No. 12-X be allowed introduction into the
House.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 12-X, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and referred to the Com-
mittee on Finance and Taxation.
And Senate Bill No. 12-X was referred to the Committee
on Finance and Taxation.
Mr. Caldwell moved that Senate Bill No. 12-X be recalled
from the Committee.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Caldwell moved that further consideration of Senate
Bill No. 12,X be indefinitely postponed.
Mr. Albury moved that the motion be laid on the table.
The roll being demanded, on the call of the roll the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews,
Bass, Black, Brown, Burnett, Chapman, Coffee, Collier, Dann,
Davis, Dduglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Hagan,
Harrell, Holmes, Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Kennedy, Larson, Lee
(Highlands), Lea (Manatee),. Lewis (Palm Beach), Moon
(Citrus), McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Parker, Poppell, Rob-
erts, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Stewart, Sturkie,
Teague, Tomasello. Trammell 'Brevardi, Wainwright, Ward,
Warner. Wentworth, Westbrook. Whitman, Yearty-53.
Nays-Messrs. Barrow, Beasley. Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth,
Blount, Brock, Bullard, Caldwell, Chappell, Goff, Horne (Jack-
son), Kehoe, Kendrick, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval),
Mattheus (Gilchrist), Prine, Robineau, Sledge, Stone, Strom,
Taylor, Trammell (Calhoun), Walker, Wester, West, Wicker,
Wood, Zim-31.
The motion to lay the motion to indefinitely postpone on
the table was agreed to.
Mr. Tomasello moved that Senate Bill No. 12-X be placed
on the Calendar without reference.
Which was agreed to.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 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 a two-thirds vote, permission was given to Senator Wagg
to introduce and have considered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 73-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to cancel all State and County
and Okeechobee Flood Control taxes heretofore assessed
against Section 10, Township 44 South, Range 37 East, in
Palm Beach County, Florida, and all tax sale certificates here-
tofore issued and now outstanding against said land, and to
relieve the State Board of Education of Florida from the pay-
ment of any taxes heretofore assessed for State and County
and Okeechobee Flood Control taxes against the same.
Also-
By Senator Gary-
Senate Bill No. 75-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing cities, towns and
municipalities of the State of Florida to accept municipal
taxes in installments and to allow discount for early payment
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. 73-X, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and placed on the Calendar
without reference.
And Senate Bill No. 75-X, contained in the above message,



was read the first time by its title and was referred to the,
Special and Select Committee.
The following message from the Senate was received;
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 11, 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 Ybung and Bell-
Senate Bill No. 64-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide revenue for the State
of Florida by levying a tax on malt extract, derivatives or
combinations thereof, intended for brewing or cooking; defin-
ing malt extract, its derivatives and combinations; fixing the
time of collecting of said tax, describing the manner and
method of enforcing payment, and fixing the penalties for
failure to make same; requiring all those engaged in handling,
selling or distributing malt extract, derivatives or combina-
tions thereof, to make such reports of their business as may
be necessary for the proper enforcement of this Act; provided.
that it shall be a violation of this Act to possess for distribu-
tion, sale or use in this State any such malt extract, deriva-
tives, or combinations thereof, without the stamps therein
provided for being properly affixed and cancelled; providing
for the issuance and sale and distribution of stamps for the
purpose of payment and collection of said taxes; providing
that all tax collected under the provisions of this Act be paid
into the State Treasury and after costs of collection shall be
paid, credited to the General Revenue Fund; providing that
those who violate provisions of this Act shall be punished by
certain penalties prescribed.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House ol
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate
And Senate Bill No. 64-X, contained in the above message,
w ; read the first time by .its title and referred to the Special
and Select Committee.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 12, 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. 70-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing cancellation of Tax
Certificate Number 437, issued for unpaid taxes on all of
Block 163 in the Town of Hilliard, Nassau County, Florida,
and to relieve the School Board of said county of all State
and county taxes assessed against such property.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 70-X, contained in the above message,,
was read the first time by its title and referred to the Special
and Select Committee.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 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-
House Bill No. 66-X:
And House Bill No. 66-X was permitted to be introduced
into the Senate by the constitutional two-thirds vote.
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for and regulating
wilts of error from the Circuit Courts to those Civil Courts of'
Record in this State organized and existing under Chapter'



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11357, of the Laws of Florida, approved November 30, 1925,
and for the hearing, consideration and disposition of the same.
Also--
House Bill No. 41-X:
And House Bill No. 41-X was permitted to be introduced
into the Senate by the constitutional two-thirds vote.
A 'ill to be entitled An Act providing for the assessment,
levy and collection of taxes of the City of South Jacksonville
for the year 1931; and prohibiting the compromise of taxes
now due.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W.. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bills No's. 41-X and 66-X, contained in the above
message, were read the first time by their titles and referred to
the Committee on Enrolled Bills.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Mr. H. S. McKenzie of Putnam, Chairman of the Committee
on Appropriations, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 15, 1931.
Hlon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Appropriations, to whom was referred:
House Bill No. 5-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to create the State Purchasing
Agency for the State of Florida; providing for the duties and
powers of such State Purchasing Agency and for the making
of rules and regulations by said State Purchasing Agency and
appropriating money to be used for the payment of the cost
of maintaining and operating such State Purchasing Agency.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. McKenzie, Larson, Parker, Mason, Elliott,
Wentworth and Holmes.
Nays-Messrs. Black and Sledge.
Very respectfully,
H. S. McKENZIE,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 5-X, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE ON ENGROSSED BIILS
Mr. Strom, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills,
submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 15, 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:
Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 1-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 1007, 1010,
1011, and 1031, Revised General Statutes of Florida relating
to the operation, licensing and taxing of motor vehicles, trail-
ers, semi-trailers and motorcycle side cars as amended by
Chapter 8410, Acts of 1921, Laws of Florida, and as amended
by chapter 10182, Acts of 1925, Laws of Florida, and as amend-
ed by Chapter 12096, Acts of 1927, Laws of Florida, relating
to the subject of operation of motor vehicles, trailers, semi-
trailers, motorcycle side cars and taxation of same, and to
repeal Section 1015, Revised General Statutes of Florida as
amended by Chapter 8410, Acts of 1921, relating to the sub-
ject aforesaid, the purpose of this Act being to revise and
amend the following Sections of the Revised General Statutes
of Florida which constitute Sections 1281, 1284, 1285 and 1304,
of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, and to repeal
Section 1289 of the same, and for other purposes in relation
to motor vehicles and registration thereof.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly en-
grossed, and return same herewith.
Very respectfully,
S. H. STROM,
Chairman of Committee.



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And House Bill No. 1-X: contained in the above report, was
ordered placed on the Calendar of Bills on third reading.
Mr. Strom, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills,
submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 15, 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:
House Resolution No. 8-X:
A Resolution requesting the Governor to appear before the
House of Representatives in an open and public meeting on
June 16, 1931, at that tithe to make a full and complete re-
port as to the actual financial condition of the State.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly en-
grossed, and return same herewith.
Very respectfully,
S. H. STROM,
Chairman of Committee.
Mr. Andrews' moved that the House of Representatives do
now adjourn.
Which was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS ON SECOND READING
House Bill No. 9-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the relief of J.
W. Kyser and Beanie Kyser by authorizing the State Road
Department to pay for injuries sustained by them as the re-
sult of negligence by its employees.
Was taken up.
Mr. Trammell moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 9-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 9-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Trammell moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 9-X 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. 9-X 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,
Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount,
Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee,
Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Finlayson, Goff, Hagan, Har-
rell, Holmes, Home (Jackson), Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Larson,
Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beachi. Mason, Mathews (Du-
val), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon Citrus', Morton, McKenzie,
Nordman, Parker, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers,
Sapp, Shackelford, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Walker,
Ward, Warner, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker,
Wood, Yearty, Zim-68.
Nays-Messrs. McRory, Poppell, Taylor, Wainwright-4.
So the bill passed, title as stated by Constitutional two-
thirds vote.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Senate Bill No. 1-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act imposing a tax upon all corpora-
tions, firms and individuals receiving payment for electricity
for light, heat or power, and for natural or manufactured gas
for light, heat or power and for the use of telephones and for
the sending of telegrams and telegraph messages or engaged
in .any such business; providing the method of collecting said
tax and penalty for the failure to pay the same.-
Was taken up.
Mr. Mathews moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 1-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 1-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Committee on Finance and Taxation offered the following
amendment to Senate Bill No. 1-X:
In Section 2, line 4 strike out the words "and may be in ad-
dition to other charges made for such service."
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved the adoption of the amend-
ment.













Mr. Rowe 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 call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Bledsoe, Chappell, Collier, Dann,
Durrance, Holmes, Kelly, Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm
Beach), Moon (Citrus), Poppell, Robineau, Rowe, Smith,
Steed, Sturkie, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Yearty-21.
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Bea.ley, Black, Bloodworth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Bullard,
Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Coffee, Davis, Elliott, Finlayson,
Fuller, Goff. Hagan, Harrell, Home (Jackson), Kanner, Keen,
Yehl e, Kendrick, Kennedy, Lee (Highlands), Lindler, Madison,
Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Morton, Mc-
Kenzle. McRor)y. Nordman, Parker, Prine, Roberts, Rogers,
Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor,
Teague, Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward,
Warner, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman,
Wicker, Wood, Zim-64.
The motions to lay the amendment on the table was not
agreed to..
The question recurred on the motion to adopt the amend-
ment.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Holmes of Lee offered the following amendment to
Senate Bill No. 1-X:
In Section _. lines 13 and 14 strike out the words One
($1.50' Dollar and Fifty Cents, and insert in lieu thereof the
following: One Dollar ($1.00).
Mr. Holmes moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Parker moved that the amendment be laid on the
table.
Which was agreed to.
The amendment was not agreed to.
Mr. Holmes of Lee offered the following amendment to
Senate Bill No. 1-X:
In Section 5, line 2, at end of section strike out ".", and add
the follow ng: ", including all laws imposing any occupation-
al license. receipts, or exciseetaxes for other than for mu-
nicipal purposes, upon any corporation, firm and/or individ-
ual engaged in any of the businesses subject to the provisions
of this Act and taxed hereunder."
Mr. Holmies moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Matheiws 'Duv'al' moved that the amendment be laid
on the table.
Which was agreed to.
The amendment was not agreed to.
Mr. Mathews of Duval offered the following amendment to
Senate Bill No. 1-X:
In Section 1, line 2, strike out the word "including," and
insert in lieu thereof the following: "excluding."
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved the adoption of the amend-
ment.
Mr. Caldwell moved that the amendment be laid on the
table.
Which was agreed to.
The amendment was not agreed to.
Messrs. Parker and Westbrook of Leon and Lake, offered
the following amendment to Senate Bill No. 1-X:
In Section 1, at end of section, add: "Provided, further,
that in cases where municipalities purchase electric energy
and/or gas from another or others for re-sale and such tax
is paid by the first seller, the municipality shall have credit
on its tax hereby levied against it, the sum paid by such first
seller."
Mr. Parker moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Taylor moved that the amendment be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
The amendment was not agreed to.
Mr. Home of Jackson offered the following amendment to
Senate Bill No. 1-X:
In Section 1, line 8, after the word "thereafter," add: "whose
gross receipts are in excess of fifteen thousand dollars per
annum."
Mr. Home (Jackson) moved the adoption of the amend-
ment.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the amendment be laid
on the table.
Which was agreed to.
The amendment was not agreed to.
Mr. McRory moved that the time for adjournment be ex-
tended until 1:15 o'clock P. M.



Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Keen of Sarasota offered the following amendment to
Senate Bill No. 1-X:
In Section 1, line 12, after the word "year" insert the fol-
lowing: "provided however that the first report made March
15th, 1932, shall be for the period from July 1st, 1931 to De-
cember 31st, 1931".
Mr. Keen moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Chappell moved that the House of Representatives do
now adjourn.
Which was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the rules be further waiv-
ed and that Senate Bill No. 1-X, as amended, be read a third
time in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 1-X, as amended, was read a third time
in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:.
Yeas-Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Barrow, Bass, Beasley,
Black, Brock, Brown, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Coffee, Col-
lier, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott. Finla.yson. Fuller, Goff,
Hagan, Harrell, Horne (Jackson'. Kanner. Keen, Kehoe, Ken-
drick, Kennedy, Larson. Lee 'Highlands'. Lea (Manatee),
L"wis (Palm Beach), Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist),
Moon (Citrus), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Parker,
Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Steed, Stewart,
Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague, Trammell (Brevard), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wes-
ter, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-65.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Bledsoe, Bloodworth,
Booth, Blount, Bullard, Chappell, Dann, Kelly, Lindler, Mad-
ison, Mason, Page, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Smith,
Sturkie, Trammell (Calhoun)-21.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered referred to the Committee on En-
grossed Bills.
Mr. McRory moved that the vote by which Senate Bill
No. 1-X passed be now reconsidered.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the motion be laid on
the table.
Which was agreed to.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote No on this bill because under the terms of the bill
the utility company can pass this tax on to the consumer.
I am in favor of a tax on such companies provided a method
is worked out whereby they cannot pass the tax on. I believe
this can be done by placing all utility companies doing business
in this State under jurisdiction of a public service commis-
sion with full rate-making power If this is done then be-
fore a utility company could raise its rates because of such
tax it would have to show the rate-making body that it was
not receiving a reasonable return on its investment taking
into consideration the payment of the tax by it.
ERNEST E. MASON.
I vote yes on Senate Bill No. 1-X because there appears to
be no other was to finance the Public Schools.
J. H. COFFEE.
Mr. McRory moved that the House of Representatives do
now adjourn.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at 1:12 o'clock P. M., the House of Representa-
tives stood adjourned until 3 o'clock this afternoon.
AFTERNOON SESSION
The House of Representatives was called to order at 3 o'clock
P. 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, Home (Jackson),
Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick,
Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis
(Palm Beach), Lindler, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Du-
val), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Morton,
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Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers; Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge,
Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wes-
ter, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-90.
A quorum present.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that House Bill No. 4-X be in-
definitely postponed.
Which was agreed to.
The Speaker announced the appointment of W. J. Bledsoe,
as Secretary to the Speaker, for the Extra Session 1931, to
date from June 6th, 1931, and including said date; the said
appointment being recommended by the Chairman of the Leg-
islative Expense Committee and the Chairman of the Effi-
ciency Committee.
The above appointment, recommended to date from and
including June 6, 1931.
J. M. LEE,
Chairman, Committee on Legislative Expense.
WILLIAM V. ALBURY,
Chairman, Committee on Efficiency.
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
TALLAHASSEE
June 15, 1931
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr., Speaker,
House of Representatives.
Capitol.
Sir:
I have a resolution passed by the House of Representatives
requesting the Governor and the members of his cabinet to
appear before your body June 16 at 10:30 and make report
as to the financial condition of the State and an explanation
as to the transfers of various funds heretofore made. I shall
be very glad to comply with your request as will the members
of the Cabinet.
I observe, however, that the last sentence of the Resolu-
tion states that the galleries are to be cleared which I inter-
pret as meaning that this is to be an executive session. I
respectfully request that this meeting be public in order that
the people may be fully advised as to the facts. Executive
sessions with reference to State matters are justified on rare
occasions only: For my part as well as that of the members
of the Cabinet it is preferred that the meeting be open to the
public.
Very respectfully,
DOYLE E. CARLTON,

Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the House of Representa-
tives do now take up and consider Committee Substitute for
House Bill No. 1.
Which was agreed to.
And-
Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 1-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 1007, 1010,
1011, and 1031, Revised General Statutes of Florida relating to
the operation, licensing and taxing of motor vehicles, trailers,
semi-trailers and motorcycle side cars as amended by Chapter
8410, Acts of 1921, Laws of Florida, and as amended by Chap-
ter 10182, Acts of 1925, Laws of Florida, and as amended by
Chapter 12096, Acts of 1927, Laws of Florida, relating to the
subject of operation of motor vehicles, trailers, semi-trailers,
motorcycle side cars and taxation of same, and to repeal Sec-
tion 1015, Revised General Statutes of Florida as amended by
Chapter 8410, Acts of 1921, relating to the subject aforesaid,
the purpose of this Act being to revise and amend the follow-
ing Sections of the Revised General Statutes of Florida which
constitute Sections 1281, 1284, 1285 and 1304, of the Compiled
General Laws of Florida, 1927, and to repeal Section 1289 of
the same; and for other purposes in relation to motor vehicles
arid registration thereof.
Was taken up and read the third time in full.
Messrs. Rowe and Lea of Manatee offered the following
amendment to Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 1-X:
In Section 15, after the words "naval authorities," and be-
fore the word "shall", insert the following: "and rural free
delivery carriers who own and operate automobiles in the
postal or mail service",-so that the same shall read as fol-
lows: "naval authorities, and rural free delivery carriers who



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own and operate automobiles in the postal or mail service,
shall" etc.
Mr. Rowe moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. McRory moved that the amendment be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
The amendment was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Chappell of Dade County offered the following amend-
ment to Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 1-X:
In Section 3, after line 6 on page 4 of the bill insert the
following words: "Automobiles for Driveurself service.......
...........$100.00 flat for first car licensed by each Driveurself
operator; $1.00 per CWT for each additional car."
Mr. Chappell moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the amendment be laid
on the table.
Which was agreed to.
The amendment was not agreed to.
Mr. Chappell of Dade County offered the following amend-
ment to Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 1-X:
In Section 3, being after the fourth line on page 12 of the
bill, insert the following words: "If any person, firm or cor-
poration shall advertise in any manner automobiles for use
in Driveurself service, not owning at the time such advertis-
ing is displayed or published, one or more automobiles, prop-
erly licensed as in this Act provided for Driveurself purposes,
such advertising by any person, firm or corporation shall be
deemed to be prima facie evidence of a violation of thi's sec-
tion."
Mr. Chappell moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was not agreed to.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Barrow, Beasley, Bledsoe,
Blount, Brown, Burnett, Chapman, Coffee, Davis, Douglas,
Elliott, Hagan, Harrell, Home (Madison), Keen, Kehoe, Kelly,
Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lindler, Madison, Mathews 'Du-
val), Mattheus (Gilchrist), McKenzie, McRory, Nordman,
Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Sapp, Shackelford, Steed, Strom, Tay-
lor, Teague, Tomasello, Tramtnell (Calhoun), Wainwright,
Westbrook, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Zim-47.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Bass, Black, Blood-
worth, Booth, Brock, Bullard, Caldwell, Chappell, Collier,
Dann, Finlayson, Fuller. Goff. Holmes. Home Jackson), Kan-
ner, Lee (Highlands), Lea 'Manateei, Lewis 'Palm Beach),
Mason, Mitchell, Moon iCitrusi. Morton, Page, Parker. Robi-
neau, Rowe, Rogers, Sledge, Smith, Stewart, Stone, Sturkie,
Trammell (Brevard), Walker, Ward, Warner, Weter, Yearty
-41.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. McRory moved that the vote by which Committee Sub-
stitute for House Bill No. 1-X passed be now reconsidered.
Mr. Mathews moved that the motion be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
EXPLANATIONS OF VOTE
I vote yes on this bill solely for the reason that I see no
other source of revenue to take care of the public schools.
J. H. COFFEE.
Explanation of my vote on Committee Substitute for House
Bill No. 1-X.
I vote no for the reason that I believe automobile owners
are now paying more than their share of taxes. They now
pay $13,583,097.57 gas tax, and auto license tax of $4,813,293.41.
DWIGHT L. ROGERS.
I vote "NO" because the bill increases the license tax to be
paid by the already overtaxed automobile owner.
M. F. CALDWELL, Jr.
I vote no because the effect of this bill is to increase the
automobile license tax on an average 33 1-3 per cent. We did
not come to this Legislature to increase taxes.
ERNEST E. MASON.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS ON SECOND
READING
House Bill No. 8-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring licenses for the oper-
ation, maintenance, opening or establishment of stores in this
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and the disposition thereof, and the powers and duties of
the Comptroller of the State of Florida and the tax collectors
of the several counties of the State in connection therewith
and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof.
Was taken up.
Also-
Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 8-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring licenses for the op-
eration, maintenance, opening or establishment of stores in
this State; prescribing the license and fees to be. paid there-
for, and the disposition thereof, and the powers and duties
of the Comptroller of the State of Florida and the Tax Col-
lectors of the several counties of the State in connection
therewith and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof.
Was taken up and read the first time by its title.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that Committee Substitute
for House Bill No. 8-X be adopted and accepted in lieu of
the original bill.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the rules be waived and
Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 8-X be read a second
time in full,
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that Committee Substitute for
House Bill No. 8-X be recommitted to the Committee on
Finance and Taxation and that it retain its place on the
Calendar.
Which was agreed to.
And Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 8-X was
ordered referred to the Committee on Finance and Taxation
and that same retain its place on the Calendar.
louse Bill No. 16-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to define and declare the act of
burning or attempting to burn any property of value with
intent to defraud the insurer of such property, to be arson
with intent to defraud, whether the same would be arson at
common law or otherwise, and providing the punishment
thereof.
Was taken up.
Mr. Harrell moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 16-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 16-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Harrell moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 16-X 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-X 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, Black, Bledsoe, Booth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Bullard,
Burnert, Caldwell Chapman. Collier, Davis, Douglas, Durrance,
Elliott. Finlayson. Hagan. Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jackson),
Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kennedy, Tarson, Lee (Highlands), Lea
(Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Madison, Mason,
Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), McKenzie, Mc-
Rory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Rowe,
Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Stur-
kie Taylor, Tomasello, Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright,
Walker, Ward. Warner, 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.
House Bill No. 17-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to define and punish the of-
fense of unlawfully burning, setting fire to, or attempting to
burn or set fire to, property, or aiding, assisting, councelling,
procuring or advising in the burning of or setting fire to,
property in this State, whether the same would be arson at
common 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.
Was taken up.
Mr. Hanell moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 17-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.



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And House Bill No. 17-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Harrell moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 17-X 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. 17-X was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Albury, Andrews, arrow, Bass, Beasley, Bled-
soe, Booth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell,
Chapman, Coffee, Collier, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott,
Finlayson, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jackson),
Horne (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kendrick, Larson,
Madison, Mattheus (Gllchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Mc-
Kenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Poppell, Roberts,
Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Stewart, Stone,
Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Cal-
houn), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty,
Zim-68.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 18-X:
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.
Was taken up.
Mr. Harrell moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 18-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 18-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Harrell moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 18-X 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. 18-X 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, Bass, Beasley,
Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brown, Bullard, Chapman,
Chappell, Coffee, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance. Goff, Hag-
an, Harrell, Holmes, Home (Jackson), Horne (Madison., Keen,
Kendrick, Larson, Lindler, Madison, Mathews (Duval), Mat-
theus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), McKenzie, Nord-
man, Page, Parker, Poppell, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Stone, Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Trammell (Calhoun,. Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wes-
ter, West, Whitman, Wicker, Yearty, Zim-59.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Douglas moved that the rules be waived and that the
House of Representatives do now take up and consider House
Bill No. 53-X.
Which was agreed to.
House Bill No. 53-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the sanitary condi-
tions of fish markets, fish houses and vehicles in which sea-
foods are transported, making provision for the inspections
thereof by the Shell Fish Commissioner, providing for the is-
suance of the Shell Fish Commissioner's certificate of compli-
ance or permit, making necessary the attachment of tag or
stamp showing the receipt and number of permit or certificate
to each package of seafoods sold by wholesale dealer or de-
livery thereof by the vendor to the vendee, making exceptions
hereto, and providing punishment for the non-compliance
with this Act.
Was taken up.
Mr. Douglas moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 53-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 53-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Caldwell moved that House Bill No. 53-X be laid on
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Mr. Caldwell of Santa Rosa offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 53-X:
In Section 2, lines 1 and 2, strike out the words "Shell Fish
Commissioner or his," and insert in lieu thereof the follow-
ing: "State Board of Health."
Mr. Caldwell moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Douglas moved that the amendment be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
The amendment was not agreed to.
Mr. Douglas of Putnam offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 53-X:
In Section 1, line 2, after the word "Houses," add: "or
peddlers selling seafoods from vehicles."
Mr. Douglas moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Elliott moved that the amendment be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
The amendment was not agreed to.
Mr. Albury moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 53-X be read a third time in full and put upon
its passage.
Mr. Burnett moved, as, a substitute that further considera-
tion of House Bill No. 53-X be indefinitely postponed.
Mr. Albury moved that the motion be laid on the table.
Which was not agreed to.
The question recurred on, the motion to indefinitely post-
pone consideration of House Bill No. 53-X.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Lewis (Gulf) moved that when the House of Represent-
atives do adjourn today that the adjournment be until 10:00
o'clock A. M., Tuesday, June 16th.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the time for adjourn-
ment be extended until 5:15 o'clock P. M.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
Mr. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Special and Select
Committee, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 15, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Special and Select Committee, to whom was referred:
House Bill No. --
A bill to be entitled An Act to consolidate the auditing and
examination of State and County finances; to provide for
the auditing and examination under the direction and super-
vision of the Governor and Comptroller of all accounts, books,
records, warrants, papers and transactions of all state of-
ficials, and of the officers of the several counties of the
State; to provide for reports ot the same to be made to the
Governor and Comptroller to confer the necessary powers
and authority for carrying out the purposes and provisions of
this Act; to make appropriations therefore; to repeal Sections
229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236 and 237 of the Compiled
General Laws of 1927, the same being Chapter 1279, Acts of
1927, creating the offices of the State Auditor and prescribing
their duties and powers; to repeal all laws in conflict with the
provisions of this Act; and to provide penalties for the violation
of any of the provisions of this Act.
Also-
A bill to be entitled An Act in relation to taxation and to
the assessment of property for taxation; to provide for the
equalization of taxes; creating a state tax commission, and
prescribing its jurisdiction, powers and duties and how they
should be exercised; fixing the compensation of its members;
regulating and perscribing the duties of other officials of the
several counties and of the state ir relation to the state tax
commission; fixing the compensation of the state tax com-
mission, and making an appropriation for its compensation
and expenses; providing for penalties and punishment for
failure to comply with this Act.
Also-
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 Commis-
sioner, and the appointment, qualification, salary and terms



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of office of such commissioner, and to provide that all the
powers and duties conferred by law upon such State Motor
Vehicle Commissioner shall be conferred upon and exercised
and performed by the Secretary of State as created by Section
20 of Article IV of the Constitution of the State of Florida.
Also-
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Sections 210 and 211,
Revised General Statutes of Florida, 1920, 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,
salary and terms of office of such commissioner; and to re-
peal 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, Exraordinary Session, Laws of Florida, insofar as the
same refers to and fixes the salary of the Hotel Commission-
er, 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 Hotal Commissionel shall be con-
ferred upon and exercised and performed by the State Board of
Health as created by Chapter 3839, Acts of 1889, the same
being Section 3142, Compiled General Laws of 1927.
Also-
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing, regulating and per-
taining to the practice of hair dressing and cosmetology in
the State of Florida; defining hairdressing and cosmetology;
creating a State Board of Hairdressing and Cosmetology Ex-
aminers; defining and prescribing its powers and duties; pro-
viding for examination and registration and for fees for ex-
amination and registration of hairdressers, cosmetologists,
teachers of hairdressing and cosmetology and schools for the
teaching of hairdressing and cosmetology, in the State of Flor-
ida; prohibiting, for the benefit of public health and sanita-
tion, the practice of hairdressing or cosmetology without cer-
tificate of registration in the State of Florida; providing for
prosecution and penalties for violation of this Act, and re-
pealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict therewith.
Also-
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for inspection and
filing of analyses of lubricating oils; to empower the Commis-
sioner of Agriculture to define methods of analysis and pro-
mulgate regulations; to authorize the collection of an in-
spection fee; to declare a rule of prima facie evidence; to
prevent fraud or misrepresentation in the distribution or sale
of lubricating oil; to provide for methods of enforcement of-
this Act and penalties for the violation thereof.
Also-
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1866 of the
Compiled General Laws of Florida, relating to licenses payable
to the State of Florida by resident and non-resident, whole-
sale and retail fish dealers, peddlers and non-residents taking
salt water fish from the water ways of Florida for the pur-
pose of sale, and defining the terms wholesale fish dealer, re-
tail fish dealer, persons engaged in selling or peddling fish
from vehicle and making disposition of the revenue obtained
thereby.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 64-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide revenue for the State
of Florida by levying a tax on malt extract, derivatives or com-
binations thereof, intended for brewing or cooking; defining
malt extract, its derivatives and combinations; fixing the time
of collecting said tax, describing the manner and method of
enforcing payment, and fixing the penalties for failure to
make same; requiring all those engaged in handling, selling or
distributing malt extract, derivatives or combinations thereof,
to make such reports of their business as may be necessary
for the proper enforcement of this Act; provided that it shall
be a violation of this Act to possess for distribution, sale or
use in this State any such malt extract, derivatives or combi-
nations thereof, without the stamps therein provided for being
properly affixed and cancelled; providing for the issuance and
sale and distribution of stamps for the purpose of payment
and collection of said taxes; providing that all tax collected
under the provisions of this Act be paid into the State Treas-
ury and after costs of collection shall be paid, credited to the
general revenue fund providing that those who violate pro-
visions of this Act shall be punished by certain penalties pre-
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Also-
Senate Bill No. 70-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing cancellation of tax
certificate number 437, issued for unpaid taxes on all of Block
163 in the Town of Hilliard Nassau County, Florida, and to re-
lieve the school board of said county of all state and county
taxes assessed against such property.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 75-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing cities, towns and
municipalities of the State of Florida to accept municipal
taxes in installments and to allow discount for early payment
in full.
Have had the above entitled bills under consideration and
find that each of the above bills, severally relates to a subject
within the purview of the Governor's call for this Extra-
ordinary Session of the Legislature.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Mathews, Keen, Mitchell, Horne (Jackson),
and Lea.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. McRory and Tomasello.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bills No's. 64-X, 70-X and 75-X, contained in
above report, were referred to the Committee on Finance and
Taxation.
By Messrs. Lea and Rowe of Manatee-
House Bill No. 84-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to consolidate the auditing and
examination of State and county finances; to provide for the
auditing and examination under the direction and supervi-
sion of the Governor and Comptroller of all accounts, books,
records, warrants, papers and transactions of all State offi-
cials, and of the officers of the several counties of the State;
to provide for reports of the same to be made to the Governor
and Comptroller; to confer the necessary powers and author-
ity for carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Act;
to make appropriations therefore; to repeal Sections 229, 230,
231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, and 237 of the Compiled General
Laws of 1927, the same being Chapter 12279, Acts of 1927,
creating the offices of the State Auditor and Assistant State
Auditor and prescribing their duties and powers; to repeal all
laws in conflict with the provisions of this Act; 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 Appropriations.
By Mr. Keen of Sarasota-
House Bill No. 85-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act in relation to taxation and to
the assessment of property for taxation; to provide for the
equalization of taxes; creating a State Tax Commission, and
prescribing its jurisdiction, powers and duties and how they
should be exercised; fixing the compensation of its members;
regulating and prescribing the duties of other officials of
the several counties and of the State in relation to the State
Tax Commission; fixing the compensation of the State Tax
Commission, and making an appropriation for its compen-
sation and expenses; providing for penalties and punishment
for failure to comply with this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Kelly and Dann of Pinellas, Lea and Rowe of
Manatee-
House Bill No. 86-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Section One of Chap-
ter 11901, Acts of 1927, Laws of Florida, the same being Sec-
tion 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 Commissioner shall be conferred upon and ex-
ercised and performed by the Secretary of State as created by



Section 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. Rowe and Lea of Manatee, Dann of Pinellas,
and Prine of Polk-
House Bill No. 87-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Sections 210 and 211,
Revised General Statutes of Florida 1920, the same being
respectively 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, qualifi-
cations, salary 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 Chap-
ter 11335, Acts of 1925, Extraordinary Session, Laws of Flor-
ida, 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 Com-
missioner shall be conferred upon and exercised and per-
formed by the State Board of Health as created by Chapter
3839, Acts of 1889, the same being Section 3142, Compiled
General Laws of 1927.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Beasley of Hernando-
House Bill No. 88-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing, regulating and
pertaining to the practice of hairdressing and cosmetology in
the State of Florida; defining hairdressing and cosmetology;
creating a State Board of Hairdressing and Cosmetology Ex-
aminers; providing for the appointment of said State Board
of Hairdressing and Cosmetology Examiners; defining and
prescribing its powers and duties; providing for examination
and registration and for fees for examination and registra-
tion of hairdressers, cosmetologists, teachers of hairdressing
and cosmetology and schools for the teaching of hairdressing
and cosmetology, in the State of Florida; prohibiting, for the
benefit of public health and sanitation, the practice of hair-
dressing or cosmetology without certificate of registration in
the State of Florida; providing for prosecution and penalties
for violation of this Act, and repealing all laws and parts of
laws in conflict therewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Westbrook of Lake-
House Bill No. 89-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for inspection and
filing of analyses of lubricating oils; to empower the Commis-
sioner of Agriculture to define methods of analysis and pro-
mulgate regulations; to authorize the collection of an inspec-
tion fee; to declare a rule of prima facie evidence; to prevent
fraud or misrepresentation in the distribution or sale of lub-
ricating oil; to provide for methods of enforcement of this'
Act and penalties for the violation thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Mathews (by request) of Duval-
House Bill No. 90-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1866 of the
Compiled General Laws of Florida, relating to licenses payable
to the State of Florida by resident and non-resident wholesale
and retail fish dealers, peddlers and non-residents taking salt
water fish from the waterways of Florida for the purpose
of sale, and defining the terms wholesale fish dealer, retail
fish dealer, persons engaged in selling or peddling fish from
vehicle and making disposition of the revenue obtained hereby.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Mr. Tomasello of Okeechobee, Chairman of the Committee
on County Officials, submitted the following report:



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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 15, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on County Officials to whom was referred:
House Bill No. 72-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act disqualifying any person from
holding both an elective State office and an elective municipal
office at the same time; providing for the removal of any
State officer so holding both offices and providing for the ap-
pointment of a successor and for other purposes.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vbte was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Tomasello, Brown, Shackelford, Keen, Math-
ews, Home (Jackson), Chappell, Nordman.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. Watson.
Very respectfully,
P. TOMASELLO,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 72-X, contained in the above report,
was placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Trammell of Calhoun, Chairman of the Committee on
Claims, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 15, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Claims, to whom was referred;
House Bill No. 74-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of A. L. Dean and
Mary Elizabeth Dean.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Trammell, Goff, Brown, Douglas, Lea, Shack-
elford.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
JNO. D. TRAMMELL,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 74-X, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Trammell of Calhoun, Chairman of the Committee on
Claims, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 15, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Clalmc, to whom was referred:
House Bill No. 754:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of Robert H.
"Roesch, individually, and as Clerk of the Circuit Court in and
for Manatee County, Florida.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Trammell, Goff, Brown, Douglas, Lea, and
Shackelford.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
JNO. D. TRAMMELL,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 754, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Wicker 'of Sumter, Chairman of the Committee on
Pensions, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 15, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
.Sir:
Your Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred:



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Senate Bill No. 20-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act awarding a pension to Mrs.
Delity Powell Kelly of Pensacola, Florida.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Trammell, Wicker, Andrews, Bloodworth and
Mattheus.
Nays-Mr. West.
Very respectfully,
N. J. WICKER,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 20-X, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Wicker of Sumter, Chairman of the Committee on
Pensions, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Pla., June 15, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred:
Senate Bill No. 51-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Elizabeth
Nichols, of Okaloosa County, Florida.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Trammell, Wicker, Andrews, Bloodworth, and
Mattheus.
Nays-Mr. West.
Very respectfully,
N. J. WICKER,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 51-X, contained in above report, was

placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Wicker of Sumter, Chairman of the Committee on
Pensions, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 15, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred:
Senate Bill No. 35-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Samuel
Simons Savage of Ocala, Florida.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Trammell, Wicker, Andrews. Bloodworth. and
Mattheus.
Nays-Mr. West.
Very respectfully,
N. J. WICKER,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 35-X, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Goff of Suwannee, Chairman of the Committee on
Aviation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 15th, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Aviation, to whom was referred:
House Bill No. 73-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing Boards of County
Commissioners f Counties of this State to purchase, establish,
construct, equip, maintain and operate airports or landing
fields; giving the right of condemnation to Boards of County
Commissioners to acquire property necessary therefore; to
authorize the issuance of county bonds therefore; and for other
purposes.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows;



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Yeas-Messrs. Goff, McRory, Trammell, Booth, Chappell
and Kendrick.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
A. P. GOFF,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 73-X, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. I. D. Stone of Baker, Chairman of the Committee on
Livestock, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 15, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Livestock, to whom was referred:
Senate Bill No. 44-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 10 of Chapters
7905, Acts of 1919, Laws of Florida, enlarging the uses for
which the General Inspection Fund may be collected and used
so as to include the acquirement of hog cholera serum, in-
spection equipment, and other property when approved by
the Board of State Institutions.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
'that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Stone, Peeples, Wester, Stewart, Mattheus,
Roberts, Beasley, Smith, West, Zim and ?oppell.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
I. D. STONE,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 44-X, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. McRory of Seminole, Chairman of the Committee on
Census and Apportionment, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 16, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Census and Apportionment, to whom
was referred:



Senate Bill No. 11-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the election of
an additional and fifth Representative to the House of Rep-
resentatives of the United States from the State of Florida at
large.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. McRory, Lindler, Madison, Wainwright, Ke-
hoe, Page, Wood, Lea and Black.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
GEO. W. McRORY,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 11-X, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Taylor moved that House Bill No. 88-X be withdrawn
from Committee on Public Health and referred to the Com-
mittee on Finance and Taxation.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Rowe moved that House Bill No. 86-X be withdrawn
from the Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Rowe moved that House Bill No. 86-X be referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Caldwell moved that House Bill No. 88-X be recalled
from the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Caldwell moved that further consideration of House Bill
No. 88-X be indefinitely postponed.
Mr. Keen moved that the motion to indefinitely postpone
be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Caldwell moved that House Bill No. 88-X be referred
to the Committee on Agriculture.
Mr. Bass moved as a substitute that House Bill No. 88-X be
referred to the Committee on Public Health.
Which substitute motion was agreed to.
The hour of 5:15 o'clock P. M. having arrived the House
of Representatives stood adjourned until 10 o'clock A. M.,
Tuesday, June 16th.



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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 (Jack-
son), Horne (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Ken-
drick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee),
Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Math-
ews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus),
Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page,
Parker, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone,
Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Bre-
yard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, War-
ner, 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, June 15, was corrected and as cor-
rected, was approved.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Mr. John E. Mathews of Duval County, Chairman of the
Special and Select Committee, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 15, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Special and Select Committee, to whom was referred:
House Bill No.
A bill to be entitled An Act creating the State Board of
Accountancy of this State; providing for the appointment of
the members of such board, fixing their term of office, pre-
scribing the powers of such board and defining its duties;
providing for the issuance of certificates to practice as cer-
tified public accountants to persons who shall comply with
the terms of this Act; regulating the practice of public ac-
counting in this State; defining what shall constitute the
practice of public accounting; authorizing the State Board of
Accountancy to prescribe rules and regulations and requiring
such board to promulgate canons of professional ethics; pro-
viding for the revocation and suspension of certificates held
by public accountants and certified public accountants; pre-
scribing penalties for violating the provisions of this Act.
Have had the above entitled bill under consideration and
find that same relates to a subject NOT.within the purview
of the Governor's call for this Extraordinary Session of the
Legislature.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Messrs. Mathews, Mitchell, Keen, McRory, Tomasello,
Home (Jackson), and Lea.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
By Mr. Caldwell of Santa Rosa-
House Bill No. 91-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act creating the State Board of
Accountancy of this State; providing for the appointment of
the members of such board, fixing their term of office, pre-
scribing the powers of such board and defining its duties;
providing for the issuance of certificates to practice as cer-
tified public accountants to persons who shall comply with
the terms of this Act; regulating the practice of public ac-
counting in this State; defining what shall constitute the



practice of public accounting; authorizing the State Board
of Accountancy to prescribe rules and regulations and requir-
ing such board to promulgate canons of professional ethics;
providing for the revocation and suspension of certificates
held by public accountants and certified public accountants;
prescribing penalties for violating the provisions of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Calendar without reference.
Mr. John E. Mathews of Duval County, Chairman of the
Special and Select Committee, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee,: Fla., June 15, '1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr., :
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Special and Select Committee, to whom was referred:
House Bill No, -
A bill to be entitled An Act to prescribe and declare a lien
on behalf of registered architects for services rendered to the
owner of property with reference to which such services are
rendered. ,
And also-
House Bill No.
A bill to be ,entitled An Act providing for inspection of
weights and measures; adopting standards for weights and
measures; providing for character of construction and per-
manency of weights and measures; providing methods of in-
spection of weights and measures; providing for condemna-
tion proceedings in the enforcement of this Act; authorizing
the Commissioner of Agriculture to promulgate general rules
and regulations; and providing penalties for the violation of
'this Act.
And also-
House Bill No. -
A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the sale or manufac-
ture of ice cream within the State of Florida.
And also-
House Bill No.
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 4300 Revised
General Statutes of 1920, being Section 6260, Compiled Laws
of Florida of 1927, relating to sick and/or funeral benefit
insurance.
And also-
House Bill No. -
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend An Act entitled "An
Act to define and regulate the sale of milk and milk prod-
ucts in the State of Florida, to regulate the manufacture of
milk products in the State of Florida, to define and regulate
the sale of materials used and sold as imitation butter and
filled cheese in the State of Florida, to provide for the issuing
of permits to persons in charge of milk-gathering stations,
milk plants, manufacturing plants, milk depots and persons
making milk fat tests and to all milk and milk products and
provide for the enforcement of the regulations made under
this Act" approved June 11, 1931.
Have had the above entitled bills under consideration and
find that each of the above bills, severally, does not relate
to a subject within the purview of the Governor's call for
this Extraordinary Session of the Legislature.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas--None.
Nays-Messrs. Mathews, Keen, Mitchell, Horne (Jackson),
and Lea.
Absent-Messrs. McRory and Tomasello.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
By Messrs. Page, Mitchell, Holmes, Dann, Kelly and McRory
House Bill No. 92-X:
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vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act prescribing and declaring a
lien on behalf of registered architects for services rendered to
the owner jf property with reference to which such services
are rendered.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
" 13 Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Mr. Westbrook of Lake-
House Bill No. 93-X:
* The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for inspection of
weights and measures; adopting standards for weights and
measures; providing for character of construction and per-
manency of weights and measures; providing methods of in-
spection of weights and measures; providing for condemna-
tion proceedings in the enforcement of this Act; authorizing
the Commissioner of Agriculture to promulgate general rules
and regulations; and providing penalties for the violation of
this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. West of Santa Rosa-
House :Bill No. 94-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the sale or manu-
facture of ice cream within the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Robineau of Dade-
House Bill No. 95-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 4300 Revised
General' Statutes of 1920, being Section 6260, Compiled Laws
of Florida of 1927, relating to sick and/or funeral benefit in-
surance.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Insurance.
By Messrs. Wood, Brock, Stone and Walker of Liberty,
Washington, Baker and Wakulla Counties-
House Bill No. 96-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend An Act entitled "An
Act to define and regulate the sale of milk and milk products
in the State of Florida, to define and regulate the sale of
materials used and sold as imitation butter and filled cheese
in the State of Florida, to provide for th; issuing of permits
to persons in charge of milk-gathering stations, milk plants,
manufacturing plants, milk depots and persons making milk
fat tests and to all milk and milk producers and provide for
the enforcement of the regulations made under this Act", ap-
proved June 11, 1931.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Kehoe of Dade-
House Bill No. 97-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the substitution
of judges of and for criminal courts of record, civil courts of
record and courts of crime in certain cases, and in certain
counties.
WhicI was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Kehoe moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 97-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House -ill No; 97-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Kehoe moved that the rules be further waived and that
House. Bill No. 97-X 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. 97-X 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, Biedsoe, Bloodworth, Booth,
Blount, Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman,
Chappell, Coffee. Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance,
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(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), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker,
Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone,
Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell Bre-
vard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, War-
ner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman,
Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-94.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Kehoe moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 97-X be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 97-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
Mr. Prine moved that House Bill No. 56-X be withdrawn
from the Committee on Judiciary "E".
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Prine moved that House Bill No. 56-X be placed on the
Calendar without reference.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Prine moved that House Bill No. 57-X be recalled from
the Committee on Judiciary "E".
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Prine moved that House Bill No. 57-X be placed on
the Calendar.
Which was agreed to.
And House Bills No's. 56-X and 57-X were ordered placed
on the Calendar of House Bills of a General Nature on
second reading.
Mr. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 16, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation to whom was re-
ferred:
House Bill No. 69-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the collection of
taxes from itinerant merchant operating and doing business
in this State requiring bond by such itinerant merchant and
making provision for the collection of said tax in case of de-
fault by such itinerant merchant.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Robineau, McKenzie, Keen, Booth, Black,
Teague, Sapp, Holmes, Kanner and Mathews.
Nays-Mr. Caldwell.
Absent-Messrs. Tomasello, Sledge, Westbrook, Taylor,
Bledsoe and Beasley.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 69-X, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 16, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation to whom was re-
ferred:
House Bill No. 85-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act in relation to taxation and to
the assessment of property for taxation; to provide for the
equalization of taxes; creating a State Tax Commission, and
prescribing its jurisdiction, powers and duties and how they
should be exercised; fixing the compensation of its members;
regulating and prescribing the duties of other officials of the
several counties and of the State in relation to the State Tax
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mission, and making an appropriation for its compensation
and expenses; providing for penalties and punishment for fail-
ure to comply with this Act.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same be placed on the calendar without recommenda-
tion.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. McKenzie, Keen, Black, Sapp, Holmes, Tay-
lor, Kanner and Mathews.
Nays-Messrs. Robineau, Booth, Teague and Caldwell.
Absent-Messrs. Tomasello, Sledge, Westbrook, Bledsoe and
Beasley.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS.
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 85-X, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.

Mr. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 16, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation to whom was re-
ferred:

House Bill No. 58-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing cancellation of tax
certificate Number 437, issued for unpaid taxes on all of Block
163 in the Town of Hilliard, Nassau County, Florida, and to
relieve the school board of said county of all State and County
taxes assessed against such property.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Robineau, McKenzie, Booth, Black, Teague,
Sapp, Holmes, Caldwell, Kanner and Mathews.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Tomasello, Keen, Sledge, Westbrook, Taylor,
Bledsoe and Beasley.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 58-X, contained in above report, Was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.

Mr. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance' and Taxation, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 16, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation to whom was re-
ferred:

Senate Bill No. 75-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing cities, towns and
municipalities of the State of Florida to accept municipal
taxes in installments and to allow discount for early payment
in full.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Robineau, McKenzie, Booth, Teague and
Holmes.
Nays-Messrs. Keen, Black, Sapp, Caldwell, Kanner and
Mathews.
Absent-Messrs. Tomasello, Sledge, Westbrook, Taylor, Bled-
soe and Beasley.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 75-X, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:



OF REPRESENTATIVES June 16, 1931

House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Fla.. June 16. 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation to whom was re-
ferred:
Senate Bill No. 70-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing cancellation of tax
certificate Number 437, issued for unpaid taxes, on all of Block
163 in the Town of Hilliard, Nassau County, Florida, and to
relieve the school board of said county of all State and County
taxes assessed against such property.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Keen, Black, Sapp, Kanner and Mathews.
Nays-Messrs. Robineau, McKenzie, Booth, Teague, Holmes
and Caldwell.
Absent-Messrs. Tomasello, Sledge, Westbrook, Taylor, Bled-
soe and Beasley.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS.
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 70-X, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 16, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation to whom was re-
ferred:
House Bill No. 54-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 972 of the Re-
vised General Statutes of Florida,. the same being Section 1244
of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, relative to shows,
and a license tax based on admission charge; tax on each tent;
proviso; no fractional license.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Tomasello, Keen and Teague.
Nays-Messrs. Robineau, McKenzie, Booth, Black, Sapp,
Holmes, Caldwell, Kanner and Mathews.
Absent-Messrs. Sledge, Westbrook, Taylor, Bledsoe and
Beasley.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 54-X, contained in above report, was laid
on the table under the rules.
Mr. John E. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Committee
on Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee; Fla., June 16, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation, to whom was
referred:
House Joint Resolution No. 13:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment and revision
to Article 9 of the Constitution of the State of Florida, by
providing for the adoption of a new section thereto, to-wit:
Section 14, relating to county refunding bond issues.
Also-
House Joint Resolution No. 14:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment and revision
to Article 9, of the Constitution of the State of Florida, by
providing for the adoption of a new section thereto, to-wit:
Section 13, relating to refunding bond issues for municipali-
ties of this State.
The Committee reports these Resolutions unfavorably for
the reason that proposed Constitutional amendments cannot
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Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Messrs. Robineau, McKenzie, Keen, Booth, Black,
Teague, Sapp, Holmes, Caldwell, Kanner and Mathews.
Absent-Messrs. Tomasello, Sledge, Westbrook, Taylor,
Bledsoe and Beasley.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Joint Resolutions No's. 13 and 14, contained in
above report, were laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. John E. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Committee
on Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 16, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 47-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2 of Chapter
14572 Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929, relating to and concern-
ing taxation.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Mr. Teague.
Nays-Messrs. Robineau, McKenzie, Keen, Booth, Black,
Sapp, Holmes, Caldwell, Kanner and Mathews.
Absent-Messrs. Tomasello. Sledge, Westbrook, Taylor,
Bledsoe and Beasley.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 47-X, contained in above report, was laid
on the table under the rules.
Mr. John E. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Committee
on Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 16, 1931.
Hon.- E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 77-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 741 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida, being Section 950 of the
Compiled General Laws of Florida 1927, as amended by Sec-
tion 2 of Chapter 14572, Laws of Florida Acts of 1929, relating
to the time when taxes become due and delinquent, and pro-
viding for the payment of same in two equal installments, and
requiring the payment of interest on all delinquent taxes, and
providing a discount if paid within a certain time.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. McKenzie, Booth and Holmes.
Nays-Messrs. Robineau, Keen, Black, Teague, Sapp, Cald-
well, Kanner and Mathews.
Absent-Messrs. Tomasello, Sledge, Westbrook, Taylor,
Bledsoe and Beasley.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
'And House Bill No. 77-X, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
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., June 16, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:



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(House Bill No. 41-X):
An Act providing for the assessment, levy and collection of
taxes of the City of South Jacksonville for the year 1931; and
prohibiting the compromise of taxes now due.
Also-
(House Bill No. 66-X):
An Act providing for and regulating writs of error from
the Circuit Courts to those Civil Courts of Record in this
State organized and existing under Chapter 11357, of the
Laws of Florida, approved November 30, 1925, and for the
hearing, consideration and disposition of the same.
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 Representatives.
Very respectfully,
ISOM.BEASLEY,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the Part of the House of Representatives.
The bills contained in the above report were thereupon duly
signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Rep-
resentatives 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. Tomasello moved that a committee of three members
of the House of Representatives be appointed to wait upon
the Governor and his Cabinet and notify them that the House
of Representatives was ready to receive them at 10:30 o'clock
A. M.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Tomasello, Chap-
man and league, who retired and performed the duty.
Mr. Westbrook moved that a committee of three be ap-
pointed to escort Hon. L. D. Edge, a former Speaker of the
House, to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Westbrook, Ken-
nedy and Mathews (Duval), who escorted Mr. Edge to the
rostrumt
Mr. Westbrook moved that the House of Representatives
do now resolve itself into a committee of the whole.
Which was agreed to.
The Chair appointed Mr. Westbrook as chairman of the
Committee of the whole House.
Mr. Westbrook assumed the duties, introduced Hon. Doyle
E. Carlton, Governor of Florida, who addressed the House in
response to an invitation.
At the conclusion of the Governor's address Mr. McRory
moved that the Committee of the Whole do now arise.
Which was agreed to.
The Committee of the Whole rose, the Governor and mem-
bers of his cabinet retired.
The House of Representatives was called to order 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, 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), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker,
Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge; Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone,
Strom Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell Bre-
vard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, War-
ner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman,
Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-94.
A quorum present.
Mr. Watson moved that the House of Representatives do
now resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole.
Which was agreed to.
And the Speaker appointed Mr. Caldwell as Chairman of the
Committee of the Whole.
Mr. Watson moved that the State Treasurer, and the State
Comptroller be invited to attend the Committee of the Whole.
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Mr. Parker moved that a committee of three members of
the House of Representatives be appointed to notify Hon. W.
V. Knott, State Treasurer, and Hon. Ernest Amos, State Comp-
troller, that they were wanted to appear before the commit-
tee of the whole.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Chair appointed Messrs. Parker, Tomasello
and Rowe to notify these gentlemen they were wanted.
Mr. Watson moved that the Governor and the remaining
members of his cabinet be invited to return to the committee
of the whole.
Which was agreed to.
The Chair appointed the same committee who had been
named to notify the Treasurer and Comptroller to also notify
the Governor and other members of his cabinet.
Following an hour of questioning Mr. Rogers moved that
the committee of the whole do now arise.
Which was agreed.
And the committee arose, the Governor and members of
his cabinet retired.
The House of Representatives was called to order by the
Speaker at 12:35 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, Chapman,
Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance,
Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne
(Jackson), Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly,
Kendrick. Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee),
Lewis iPalm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews
(Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker,
Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone,
Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell Bre-
vard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, War-
ner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman,
Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-94.
A quorum present.
Mr. Kelly moved that the House of Representatives do now
adjourn.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon at 12:36 o'clock P. M. the House of Representa-
tives stood adjourned until 3 o'clock this afternoon.

AFTERNOON SESSION
The House of Representatives was called to order by the
Speaker at 3:00 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, Chapman, Chappell,
Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Fin-
layson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jacksop),
Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick,
Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis
(Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Du-
val), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), Morton, McKenzie. McRory, Nordman, Page, Par-
ker, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom,
Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard),
Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner,
Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman,
Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-93.
A quorum present.
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., June 16, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:



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(House Bill No. 41-X):
An Act providing for the assessment, levy and collection
of taxes of the City of South Jacksonville for the year 1931;
and prohibiting the compromise of taxes now due.
Also-
(House Bill No. 66-X):
An Act providing for and regulating writs of error from
the Circuit Courts to those Civil Courts of Record in this
State organized and existing under Chapter 11357, of the
Laws of Florida, approved November 30, 1925, and for the
hearing, consideration and disposition of the same.
Beg leave to report that the same have this day been
presented 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.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Mr. Coffee of DeSoto County, Chairman of the Committee
on Public Health, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 15, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Public Health, to whom was referred:
House Bill No. 88-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing, regulating and
pertaining to the practice of hairdressing and cosmetology
in the State of Florida; defining hairdressing and cosmetol1
ogy; creating a State Board of Hairdressing and Cosmetology
Examiners; providing for the appointment of said State
Board of Hairdressing and Cosmetology Examiners; defining
and prescribing its powers and duties; providing for examin-
ation and registration of hairdressers, cosmetologists, teachers
of hairdressing and cosmetology and schools for the teach-
ing of hairdressing and cosmetology, in the State of Florida;
prohibiting, for the benefit of public health and sanitation,
the practice of hairdressing or cosmetology without certifi-
cate of registration in the State of Florida; providing for
prosecution and penalties for violation of this Act and re-
pealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict therewith.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Coffee, Fuller, Dann, Blount, Kennedy and
Mason.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. Strickland.
Very respectfully,
J. H. COFFEE,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 88-X, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Chappell moved the House of Representatives do now
take up Senate Messages.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 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 Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
By a two-thirds vote permission was given to Senator
Whitaker to introduce and have considered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 104-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating the office of official
interpreter for the State Board of Medical Examiners; pro-
viding the qualifications, the method of appointment, the
term of office, and the duties of said official interpreter; and
providing that said official as interpreter shall receive no
compensation, but shall be reimbursed for his actual expenses,
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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 Bill No. 104-X, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and referred to the Special
and Select Committee.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 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 Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
By a two-thirds vote permission was given to introduce
Senate Bill No. 99-X.
By Senator Council-
Senate Bill No. 99-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize, empower, and
direct the State Road Department to construct a connection
from State Road No. 10 to Arran, in Wakulla County, Flor-
ida, in connection with the construction of State Road No.
10, as a part of the State Highway system.
By a two-thirds vote permission was given to introduce
Senate Bill No. 100-X.
By Senator Council-
Senate Bill No. 190-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to re-designate and re-establish
State Road No. 127.
By a two-thirds vote permission was given to introduce
Senate Bill No. 101-X.
By Senator Whitaker-
Senate Bill No. 101-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the government and
powers of the City of Tampa, and to provide the creation of
a City Planning and Zoning Board, and to prescribe the juris-
diction and powers of said board.
By a two-thirds vote permission was given to introduce
Senate Bill No. 102-X.
By Senator Whitaker-
Senate Bill No. 102-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the purchase of
supplies and property used by the several departments of the
City of Tampa, Florida, and contracts for printing.
By a two-thirds vote permission was given to introduce
Senate Bill No. 103-X.
By Senator Whitaker-
Senate Bill No. 103-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the relief of the
needy blind.
By a two-thirds vote permission was given to introduce
Senate Bill No. 105-X.
By Senator Whitaker-
Senate Bill No. 105-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 6932 of the
Compiled General Statutes of Florida of 1927; same being
Section 4846 of the Revised General Statutes of 1920. Re-
lating to designation of holidays.
By a two-thirds vote permission was given to introduce
Senate Bill No. 106-X.
By Senator Whitaker-
Senate Bill No. 106-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to grant a pension to William
M. Youmans, of Hillsborough County, Florida.
By a two-thirds vote, permission was given to introduce
Senate Bill No. 107-X.
By Senator Stewart-
Senate Bill No. 107-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to make it unlawful to remove
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the heads from off shrimp or prawn on the fishing ground
where the same are caught or commonly run; and providing
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 Bills No's. 99-X, 100-X, 101-X, 102-X, 103-X,
105-X, 106-X and 107-X, contained in the above message,
were read the first time by their titles and referred to the
Special and Select Committee.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 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 two-thirds vote permission was given to introduce Senate
Bill No. 94-X.
Senate Bill No. 94-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 741 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida, 1920, being Section 950
of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, as amended by
Section 2 of Chapter 14572, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929,
relating to the time when taxes become due and delintquent.
and providing for the payment of same in two equal install-
ments, and requiring the payment of interest on all delinquent
taxes, and providing a discount if paid within a certain time.
By a two-thirds vote permission was given to introduce the
following Bill No. 97-X.
Senate Bill No. 97-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and empower any
drainage district legally organized under the Laws of the
State of Florida located in any county in the State of Florida,
having a population of not less than one hundred and forty
thousand according to the last federal census, to compromise,
settle and adjust taxes and/or liens either for cash or bonds
or other obligations of the drainage district.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bills No's. 94-X, and 97-X, contained in the
above message, were read the first time by their titles and
referred to the Special and Select Committee.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 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-
Senate Bill o. 81-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the disposition of
proceeds from State Lands.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 82-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing when and under what
circumstances and conditions State Lands or Property may
be subject to taxes or assessments; providing for approval of
such taxes and assessments by the State Agency or Depart-
ment of State in which title to such State Lands or Property
may be vested; providing that such taxes or assessments shall
be obligation only against the State Lands or Property; and
providing that this act shall not apply to State Lands or
Property now subject to taxes or assessments in taxing dis-
tricts or special taxing districts created prior to the time that
this act becomes affective.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 83-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for notice to the
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property of the State or State Agency and determining the
effect upon such taxes and assessments for failure to give
such notice.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 84-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal SectionE 1073, 1074 and
1075 of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, being Sec-
tions 1404, 1405 and 1406 respectively, of the Compiled Gen-
eral Laws of 1927, relative to the purchase of lands of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund by heads of families.
Also--
Senate Bill No. 85-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to preserve the equity or interest
of the State of Florida, or any State Agency, in the sale of
State Lands or other State Property; to provide for fore-
closure; to fix *he status of liens for taxes or assessments on
such lands or property, and to provide for subsequent sales
thereof.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 86-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and charging the
trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund with the Super-
vision of State Lands not vested in some other state agency;
authorizing the trustees to protect said lands and to bring
certain suits in connection therewith; authorizing the State
of Florida to 'in with the said trustees in certain matters
relating to said lands; and charging prosecuting officers with
certain duties in connection with said lands.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 87-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida to make
surveys and explorations on lands or products thereof belong-
ing to the State of Florida and authorizing expenditures there-
for and authorizing co-operation of the Geological Survey or
other State Agency therein.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bills No's. 81-X, 82-X, 83-X, 84-X, 85-X, 86-X,
and 87-X, contained in the above message, were read the first
time by their titles and placed on the Calendar without refer-
ence.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 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 a two-thirds vote, permission was given to introduce
and have considered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 47-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide a simplified method
for allowing and disallowing claims for preference in the dis-
tribution of the assets of insolvent banking institutions in the
State of Florida, and providing for a form of judicial proceed-
ings for adjudicating and determining the same, and making
the provisions of this Act relative to Judicial Proceedings Ap-
plicable to the Determination of all claims for preference
which are not in actual litigation at the time this Act takes
effect.

Also-
By a two-thirds vote, permission was given to introduce
and have considered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 60-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Comptroller of
the State of Florida to settle with the Clerk of the Circuit
Court, Dade County, Florida, for certain tax funds.
Also-
By a two-thirds vote, permission was given to introduce
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Senate Bill No. 61-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of Thomas S..
Ferguson, individually, and as Justice of Peace, of the Third
Justice District, Dade County, Florida.
Also-
By a two-thirds vote, permission was given to introduce
and have considered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 62-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of A. O. Moore,
individually, and as Justice of the Peace, of the Eighth Justice
District of Dade County, Florida.
Also-
By a two-thirds vote permission was given Senator Brad-
shaw to introduce the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 78-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Mrs. A. J.
Ireland of Jennings, Florida.
Also-
By a two-thirds vote permission was given Senator Brad-
shaw to introduce the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 79-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to grant a pension to A. H.
Hogans, Sr., of Hamilton County, Florida.
Also-
By a two-thirds vote permission was given Senator Chown-
ing to introduce the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 88-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to extend the corporate limits
of the City of DeLand, a municipality located in Volusia
County, Florida, to describe and to define the territory em-
braced and included within the extended corporate limits of
said City of DeLand, to give the said City of DeLand jurisdic-
tion over the territory embraced in such extension, to render
the taxable property in said territory liable for municipal
taxes for the year A. D. 1932, and all subsequent years, and to
provide for the assessment and collection of municipal taxes:
on the taxable property in said territory for the year A. D.
1932, and all years subsequent to the year A. D. 1932.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bills No's. 47-X, 60-X, 61-X, 62-X, 78-X, 79-X
and 88-X, contained in the above message, were read the first
time by their titles and referred to the Special and Select Com-
mittee.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 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 a two-thirds vote, permission was given, to introduce
and have considered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 67-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the redemption in
cash or in installment on real property from tax liens and
tax certificates for unpaid taxes; providing for the assess-
ment for taxes of the properties on which such tax liens or
certificates are being redeemed, and for the procedure in ref-
erence thereto.
Senate Bill No. 93-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act designating, declaring and estab-
lishing as a State road a certain highway in Indian River
County, Florida.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
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And Senate Bills No's. 67-X and 93-X, continued in the above
message, were read the first time by their titles and referred
to the Special and Select Committee.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 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-with amendments--
House Bill No. 65-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to taxation, levying
and imposing an excise tax on gasoline and other like prod-
ucts of petroleum in addition to other taxes thereon; levying
and imposing a license tax on every dealer in gasoline or any
other like product of petroleum; providing for the report of
sale of such commodities, and the collection and payment of
such taxes; creating special funds for the reception of such
taxes; providing the porpose of such taxes, and for the de-
posit, appropriation and disposition of the proceeds derived
from such taxes, and prescribing the duties of certain offi-
cials with reference thereto; repealing Chapter 14573, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1929, relating to the subject of gasoline taxes;
repealing Chapter 14575, Acts of 1929, relating to the subject
of gasoline taxes, and all laws in conflict with this Act; pro-
viding for the enforcement of this Act and penalties for vio-
lation hereof; and other matters in connection with all of the
above.
Which amendment, No. 1, reads as follows:
Strike all of title and insert in lieu thereof the following
title:
An Act relating to taxation, levying and imposing an excise
tax on gasoline and other like products of petroleum in addi-
tion to other taxes thereon; levying and imposing a license
tax on every dealer in gasoline or any other like product of
petroleum; providing for the report of sale of such commodi-
ties, and the collection and payment of such taxes; creating
special funds for the reception of such taxes; providing the
purposes of such taxes, and for the deposit, approriation and
disposition of the proceeds derived from such taxes, and pre-
scribing the duties of certain officials with reference thereto,
and declaring certain roads to have been and to be built for
State purposes and as being State undertakings; repealing
Chapter 14575, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929, relating to the
subject of gasoline taxes; repealing Section 1 of Chapter
14573, Acts of 1929, relating to the subject of gasoline taxes,
and all laws in conflict with this Act; providing for the en-
forcement of this Act and penalties for violation hereof.
Which amendment, No. 2, reads as follows:
Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert in lieu
thereof the following:
Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert in lieu
thereof the following:
Section 1. Every dealer in gasoline or other like products
of petroleum in this State, under what ever name designated,
shall pay a license tax of Five Dollars ($5.00) to the State, and
in addition thereto, a tax herein termed "gas tax," of six (6c)
cents per gallon for every gallon of gasoline or other like
products of petroleum sold by him, and upon which the tax
herein provided has not been paid, or the payment whereof
has not been assumed by a person preceding him in the hand-
ling of said lot of products, such tax of six (6c) cents per
gallon being made up of two separate taxes, being
FIRST GAS TAX: A tax of three (3c) cents per gallon for
the State of Florida, for the use of the State Road Depart-
ment, as provided by law;
SECOND GAS TAX: A tax of three (3c) cents a gallon to
be apportioned, as provided for in Section 8 of this Act.
Delivery of said gasoline or other like products of petroleum
shall be deemed to be made at the point of destination. The
tax herein levied and assessed shall be paid to the Comptroller
monthly in the following manner:
On or before the 15th day of each month the dealer shall
report, under oath, to the Comptroller the number of gallons
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shall at the same time, pay to the Comptroller the amount or
tax above mentioned. Such report shall show in detail tne
amount of products so sold and delivered by such dealer in the
State of Florida. The taxes herein levied and assessed shall
be in addition to any and all other taxes authorized, imposed,
assessed or levied on gasoline or other like products of petro-
leum under any laws of the State of Florida, not herein speci-
fically repealed.
Section 2. If any dealer shall fail to make the report and
payment to the Comptroller as herein provided on or before
the 16th day of the of the month succeeding the month for
which said tax is due as herein provided, the Comptroller shall,
after having given at least five days' notice to such dealer,
estimate the amount of such products sold by such dealer dur-
ing such month from such information as he may be able to
obtain and shall add ten per centum to the amount of such
taxes, as estimated, as the penalty for the failure of such
dealer to make such report or payment and shall proceed to
collect such tax, together with such penalty and costs, and
obtain the same as delinquent railroad taxes are collected by
law.
Section 3. All moneys derived from the gas taxes imposed
by this Act, shall be paid into the State Treasury by the
Comptroller, as follows:
FIRST GAS TAX-Shall be paid into the "State Road Lb-
cense Fund";
SECOND GAS TAX-Shall be paid intu the "State Roads
Refunding Fund."
Which said special funds are hereby created for the re-
ception of the same.
Section 4. The Comptroller shall issue to the licensee dealer
in gasoline a receipt or certificate evidencing the payment of
said license fees. Said receipt or certificate shall be posted
on display and be so kept at all times open to the public view
at the place of business for which some is issued.
Section 5. All moneys derived from the license tax of
five ($5.00) dollars imposed by this law for State license shall
be paid into the State Treasury in a special fund to be
credited to the account of the Comptroller and shall be sub-
ject to the payment by the Comptroller of the expenses in-
cident to the administration of this law, including postage.
clerical aid and cost and expenses incident to litigation, and
the payment of such sums of money as the Comptroller may
from time to time determine shall be refunded to any person
making overpayment into said several funds hereby created.
The remainder, if any, of the moneys in such special fund
shall be transferred in the State Treasury to the credit of the
"State Road License Fund," and transfers of money to such
fund shall be made by the State Treasurer from time to time.
Section 6. All such moneys in the "State Road License
Fund" shall be used for the construction and maintenance of
State Roads, as otherwise provided by law, under the direction
of the State Road Department, which department may from
time to time make requisition on the Comptroller for funds
to pay for the construction and maintenance of State Roads.
Money from said funds shall be drawn by the Comptroller by,
warrant upon the State Treasury pursuant to vouchers, and
shall be paid in like manner as other state warrants are paid
out of the appropriate funds against which same are drawn,
and all sums of money necessary to provide for the payment
of said warrants by the Comptroller drawn upon said funds
are hereby appropriated annually out of said funds for the
purpose of making such payments from time to time.
Section 7. It is hereby expressly recognized and declared
by the Legislature of the State of Florida that all roads being
constructed or built or which have heretofore been constructed
or built, or which will be hereafter constructed or built by the
State Road Department under prior or future authorization
and designation by the Legislature of the State of Florida as
State roads, or which were constructed or built by any county
or special road and bridge district or other special taxing
districts thereof, were, are and will be constructed and built
as State projects and undertakings and not otherwise, and
that the cost of the construction and building thereof was, is
and will be a legitimate proper State expense incurred for a
general and State purpose, and should be wholly borne by the
State of Florida. It is hereby expressly recognized that cer-
tain of the counties of the State of Florida and/or special road
and bridge districts or other taxing districts of such counties
have advanced or contributed and paid to the State Road
Department varying sums of money to be used and expended
by said State Road Department in the construction and
building of State Roads theretofore authorized and designated
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and it is hereby expressly recognized that certain of the coun-
ties of the State of Florida and/or special road and bridge dis-
tricts or other taxing districts )f such counties have paid or
expended or caused to have been paid or expended varying
sums of money in the construction and building of certain
roads that are now State Road& and heretofore designated as
State Roads by the Legislature of the State of Florida and that
all such moneys have been and are being expended, furnished,
advanced, contributed or paid out on account of expenses of
the State in construction and building of said State Roads
to and for the general benefit of the State and that such sums
should be returned and repaid respectively to each county to
the amount that such county and/or any special road and
bridge district or special taxing districts thereof have ad-
vanced or expended in the construction of the same.
Section 8. (a) The Chairman and Auditor of the State
Road Department shall within sixty (60) days after this Act
becomes a law, ascertain and certify to the Comptroller of the
State of Florida and to the Board of Administration and to
each county within the State -f Florida, entitled to benefit
hereunder or participate herein, the amount of money ad-
vanced and paid by the several counties, and/or special road
and bridge districts or other special taxing districts of any
counties, to the State for the use of the State Road Depart-
ment in the construction and building of state roads, specify-
ing separately anC particularl-y the amount advanced and paid
by each county; and the Chairman and Auditor of the State
Road Department shall, within sixty (60) days after this
Act becomes a law. ascertain and certify to the Comptroller
and to the roard of Administration and to every county of the
State of Florida, beneficiary or participating hereunder, the
amount of money furnished, advanced, contribute., paid out
or expended b3 the several counties and/or special road and
bridge districts or other special taxing districts of such coun-
ties in the building and construction of roads that are now
designated state roads, specifyinzg separately and particularly
the amount furnished and expended by each county. The
amount so certified as to any county shall include all moneys
advanced, contributed, paid and expended, as aforesaid, by
,such, county and by every special road and bridge district or
other special taxing district for road and bridge purposes on
roads now designated as state roads, in such county.
(b) Said certificate shall be audited by the Comptroller
and being found correct, shall constitute the basis for the
subsequent allocation and apportionment of the moneys to be
derived from the Second Gas Tax and from which the dis-
bursement shall be made to, or for the benefit of, such re-
spective counties as herein provided, out of said "State Roads
Refunding Fund" account. The Comptroller shall each month,
draw his order on the Treasurer of the State of Florida. for
the full net amount of moneys then with the State Treasury,
in said "State Roads Refunding Fund," specifying the coun-
ties to which said moneys shall be paid, and the amount to
"be paid to each county, respectively, until the full amount
to be repaid such counties under the provisions of this Act,
is fully paid Said order of said Comptroller shall be counter-
signed by the Governor. Thereupon the State Treasurer shall
transmit to the County Road and Bridge Fund in each county
the moneys so directed to be paid to such county by said
order of the Comptroller. The monthly payments to such
counties shall be made in installments to each county, which
installment ;hall be computed and paid on the following
"schedule of payment, viz:
(1) The proceeds of one cent of the said Second Gas Tax
shall be apportioned to the credit of the several counties on
the basis of area of said counties, that is to say, the appor-
tionment shall be to the county in the proportion that the
area of the county shall bear to the area of all the counties;
(2) 'he proceeds of one cent of the said Second Gas Tax
shall be apportioned to the credit of the several counties on
the basis of population of the counties, that is to say, the
apportionment shall be to the county in the proportion that
the population of the county shall bear to the total popula-
tion of the State, as determined by the last preceding general
State or Federal census taken, and
(3) The proceeds of one cent of the said Second Gas Tax
shall be apportioned to the credit of the several counties on
the basis of contribution which has heretofore been made by
the counties and/or special road and bridge districts or other
special taxing districts of such counties to the construction
of State roads, either through funds or the equivalent thereof
,of the county and/or special road and bridge districts or
other special taxing districts of such counties turned over to
the State Road Department from time to time, or through
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bridge districts or other special taxing districts of such coun-
ties at county expense and which were then or thereafter
made a part of the existing State highway system. It is here-
by declared that it is the purpose of this apportionment as
heretofore set forth to create a county fund to the credit of
each of the counties to be made up of monthly payments on
the indebtedness of the State made by the State in the pro-
portion hereinbefore specified, that is to say, aggregate of the
sum of the apportionments hereinbefore specified. Provided,
however, that when the amount furnished, advanced, con-
tributed, paid out or expended by any such county and/or
special road and bridge districts or other special taxing dis-
tricts of such county in the construction and building of such
State roads within such county has been returned to such
county that thereafter a sum equal to the amount provided
to be returned to such county under this Act from the Second
Gas Tax levied hereunder shall be paid into the State Road
License Fund, and the same is hereby appropriated to the
use of the State Road Department for the construction with-
in said county of those State roads within such county which
were on January 1, 1931, designated as and recognized by the
Statt Road Department as being a part of, the First, Pecond,
or Third preferential system of State roads, and which roads,
to the extent of such funds, are to bc constructed and built
as State projects and undertakings and not otherwise; which
said funds shall be applied and used by the State Road De-.
partment for such purpose, and the expense of constructing
said roads is hereby declared to be a legitimate, proper State
expense to be incurred for a general and State purpose. There-
upon and upon the completion of the construction of such
preferential system of State roads within such county, all
funds thereafter derived from the Second Gas Tax thereto-
fore allotted or appropriated to said county, shall be trans-
ferred to the State Road License Fund of the State of Florida
in the manner and to be expended as provided by law.
Section 9. That all moneys provided for herein to be
credited to the various counties of the State shall be placed
in the State Treasury to the credit of the State Board of Ad-
ministration, and shall by said Board of Administration be
administered as now provided by law. Provided, however, that
moneys to be used for road and bridge construction as herein
provided shall be placed in the State Treasury to the credit
of the State Road Department and the same is hereby ap-
propriated for use of said State Road Department in the con-
struction of roads and bridges in the various counties to which
the same is credited.
Section 10. For the purposes of this Act. any bonds, time
warrants, certificates of indebtedness, or other general obliga-
tions of any county, or special road and bridge district of any
county, heretofore turned over or delivered to the State of
Florida to the credit of the Staie Road Department by any
county or special road and bridge district thereof, to apply
toward the construction or building of any state road. shall
be considered r.s an advance or payment to said State Road
Department and subject to repayment and return to such
county under the provisions of this Act, where the same have
been converted into money, btt only to the amount of the
proceeds received by the State of Florida from the sale thereof.
Any funds, bonds, time warrants, certificates of indebtedness,
or other general obligations, of any county, or any special road
and bridge district, turned over and delivered to the State
of Florida to the use of the State Road Departmt.it in con-
structing State Roads, and now remaining in the State
Treasury, and not now contracted topbe expended, shall be re-
turned to the respective counties and/or special road and
bridge districts that turned over and delivered the same, as
soon as practicable, by the proper state officials.
Section 11. The term "dealer: as used herein or in any
proceedings under this Act shall be deemed and taken to
mean any person, firm, corporation or association engaged in
the business of selling in this State such of the products cover-
ed by this Act as have been divested of their interstate char-
acter, and the ,x hereby imposed upon the quantity of such
product sold in this State shall be collected only once and
then upon the iirst sale after the same has lost its interstate
character The term "road' as used herein, or in any pro-
ceeding under this Act, shall be deemed and taken to include
highways and bridges.
Section 12. Each wholesale dealer in gasoline, or other like
products of petroleum, shall, when making their report to the
Comptroller of the amount of such products sold in this state
upon which the tax herein provided is due and payable by
them to the Comptroller of the State of Florida for the use
of the State of Florida, at the same time report to the Comp-
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quantity of gasoline, or other like products, which shall not
have been at the time of such sale divested of its interstate
character, which report shall show the name and business
location of the person, firm, or corporation to whom the same
is sold in this State. Every dealer shall, at the time other re-
ports are required to be made to the Comptroller, report to
the Comptroller each and every purchase of such products
not heretofore divested of their interstate character made by
such dealer upon which the tax is shown by the invoice thereof
to have been assumed for report and payment by the dealer
selling to him.
Section 13. Each dealer when selling to any other dealer
any of the products herein taxed shall render an invoice of
such sale to the purchaser and upon such invoice shall plainly
state thereon whether or not the tax herein required will be
reported and paid by him, and the purchaser so buying and
receiving such products may fully rely upon the statement
so made in such invoice.
Section 14. Any person, firm, corporation or association
violating any of the provisions of this Act for the first of-
fense, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished
accordingly, and for the second or further offense, shall be
punished by a fine of not more than Five Thousand ($5,000.-
00) Dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term
of not more than twelve months, provided, however, that the
penalties provided in this section shall be in addition to those
provided for in Section 2 of this Act.
Section 15. If any dealer shall collect from another, upon
an invoice rendered, the tax herein contemplated, and shall
fail to report and pay the same to the Comptroller, as 'herein
provided, he shall be deemed to be guilty of embezzlement of
funds; the property of the State of Florida, and upon convic-
tion shall be punished as if convicted of larceny of a like sum.
Section 16. Nothing in this Act shall be construed so as
to apply to crude oil, fuel oil, or kerosene oil.
Section 17. Nothing in this Act shall be construed as re-
pealing any part of Chapter 7905, Acts of 1919, known as the
"Gasoline Inspection Act."
Section 18. Section 1 of Chapter 14573, Acts of 1929 being
"An Act providing for the raising of special revenue for the
purpose of education in this State by providing for an addi-
tional tax on gasoline; by an ad valorem tax on all real and
personal property in the state, and appropriating all interest
receiving on deposit in the various banks of the State," be and
same is hereby repealed; also Chapter 14575 Laws of Florida,
Acts of 1929. being "An Act to amend Sections 1 and 4 of
Chapter 9120 Laws of Florida, Acts of 1923, entitled "An Act
imposing license tax upon gasoline or other like products of
petroleum; providing for reports of sale of such commodities
to the Comptroller of the State of Florida; providing for the
distribution of the monies derived from such tax and fixing
a penalty for the violation of the provisions of this Act, and
to repeal all laws in conflict with this Act". as amended by
Section 1 of Chapter 10,025, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925,
and as further amended by Chapter 12037, Laws of Florida,
Acts of 1927, said Sections 1 and 4 being Sections 1153 and
1158 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927". be and
same is hereby repealed; also all laws in conflict with the
provisions of this Act be and 'same are hereby repealed.
Section 19. If any part of this law applicable to the dis-
tribution of the "Second Gas Tax" should be held unconstitu-
tional or to be ineffective for any reason. then all or such
part of said "Second Gas Tax" so affected, shall be received
into the State Treasury and paid into a Special State Fund
hereby created and designated "'Second Gas Tax Fund", which
fund shall be held intact and the sums therein shall not be
distributed except upon legislation to be enacted by some
subsequent Legislature of the State of Florida.
Section 20. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 1931.
Mr. Caldwell moved that the House of Representatives do
not concur in Senate amendments to House Bill No. 65-X.
Mr. Tomasello moved that the motion be laid upon the
table.
The roll call being demanded to lay the motion to not con-
cur on the table. Upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Beasley, Black, Brown,
Chapman, Coffee, Collier, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott,
Finlayson, Goff, Hagan, Holmes, Home (Madison), Kanner,
Keen,. Kennedy. Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee),
Moon 'Citrus'. Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Parker,
Poppell, Roberts. Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Steed,
Stewart, Sturkie, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard),
Wainwright, Warner, Watson, Wentworth; Westbrook, Whit-
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Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews, Barrow, Bass, Bledsoe,
Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock, Burnett, Caldwell, Chap-
pell, Dann, Fuller, Harrell, Horne (Jackson), Kehoe, Kelly,
Kendrick, Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason,
Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Ma-
rion), Page, Prine, Robineau, Sledge, Smith, Stone, Strom,
Taylor, Trammell (Calhoun), Walker, Ward, Wester, West,
Wood, Zim-43.
The motion to lay on the table was agreed to.
Mr. Home (Madison) moved that further consideration of
the Senate amendments to House Bill No. 65-X be postponed
until 11:00 o'clock A. M. Wednesday, June 17th.
Mr. Rogers moved that the motion be postpone considera-
tion be laid on the table.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to lay on the
table, upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Black, Chapman, Coffee,
Collier, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Hagan,
Holmes, Kanner, Keen, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea
(Manatee), Lindler Lowe, Moon (Citrus), McKenzie, McRory,
Nordman, Parker, Poppell, Roberts, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Sturkie, Tomasello, Tram-
mell (Brevard), Wainwright, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook,
Whitman, Yearty-44.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews, Barrow, Bass, Beas-
ley, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Bur-
nett, Caldwell, Chappell, Dann, Fuller, Goff, Harrell, Home
(Jackson). Home (Madison), Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Lewis
(Palm Beach), Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus
(Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Marion), Morton, Page, Prine,
Robineau, Sledge, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague, Trammell
(Calhoun), Walker, Ward, Warner, Wester, West, Wicker,
Wood, Zim-48.
The motion to lay the motion to postpone consideration on
the table was not agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion to postpone considera-
tion of Senate amendments to House Bill No. 65-X until Elev-
en o'clock A. M., Wednesday, June 17th.
Which was agreed to.
By Messrs. Lewis and Bass of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 98-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the City of West
Palm Beach, in Palm Beach County, Florida, and to amend
Sections 5, 28, 36, 41, 103, 104, 105, 113 and 126 of Chapter
9945, Acts of Florida, 1923, entitled: "An Act to abolish the
present municipality of the City of West Palm Beach in Palm
Beach County, Florida; to create and establish a new munici-
pality to be known as City of West Palm Beach, in Palm Beach
County, Florida; to legalize and validate the ordinances of
said City of West Palm Beach and official acts thereunder,
and to adopt the same as the ordinances of said City of West
Palm Beach; to prescribe the time within which suits can be
brought against said city and for notice thereof; and to fix
and provide the territorial limits, jurisdiction and powers of
said City of West Palm Beach, in Palm: Beach County, Florida,
and the jurisdiction and powers of its officers", as the same.
was amended by Chapter 11310, Laws oft Florida, 1925; to, re-
peal Section 68 of saidAct; to create additional powers to
the City of West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County. Florida:
to provide for a referendum of each section of this Act: and
for other purposes.
Which was; read.tthe first time. by its, title,
Mr, Lewis (Palm Beach) moved that the rules be waived andr
House Bill No. 98-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 98-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Lewis (Palm Beach) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 98-X 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. 98-X 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, Pinlayson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne
(Jackson), Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly,
Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlandsp. Lea (Manatee).
Lewis (Palm Beach). Lindler. Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews
(Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist'. Mitchell, Moon ,Citrus), Moon
(Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordinan, Page, Parker,











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Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom,
Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard),
Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner,
Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman,
Wester. Wood, Yearty, Zim--93.
Nays-None.
So the bill'passed, title as stated.
Mr. Lewis (Palm Beach) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 98-X be immediately certified
to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 98-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
By Messrs. Lewis and Bass of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 99-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal House Bill No. 778,
approved on the 1st day of June, A. D. 1931, entitled, "An Act
relating to the City of West Palm Beach, in Palm Beach
County, Florida, and to amend Sections 5, 25, 36, 37, 41, 103,
104, 105, 109, 112, 113, 117, and 126 of Chapter 9945 Acts of
Florida, 1923, entitled: 'An Act to abolish the present munici-
pality of the City of West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County,
Florida; to create and establish a new municipality to be
known as City of West Palm Beach, in Palm Beach County,
Florida; to legalize and validate the ordinance of said City
of West Palm Beach and official acts thereunder, and to adopt
the same as the ordinances of said City of West Palm Beach;
to prescribe the time within which suits can be brought
against said city and for notice thereof; and to fix and pro-
vide the territorial limits, jurisdiction and powers of said City
of West Palm Beach, in Palm Beach County, Florida, and the
jurisdiction and powers of its officers, as the same was
amended by Chapter 1310 Laws if Florida, 1929; to repeal Sec-
tion 68 of said act; to create additional powers to the City of
West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida; to provide
for a referendum of each section of this Act; and for other
purposes.
Which was read the first time by its title only.
Mr. Lewis (Palm Beach) moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 99-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a ,wo-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 99-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Lewis (Palm Beach) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 99-X be read a third time in
full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 99-X 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, Horne
(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), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker,
Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone,
Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell Bre-
vard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, War-
ner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman,
Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Lewis (Palm Beach) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 99-X be immediately certified
to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 99-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
By Messrs. McKenzie and Douglas of Putnam--
House Bill No 100-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
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 extend the time within which certain
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pose of paying the cost of constructing, grading, paving, re-
paving and otherwise improving certain streets within the cor-
porate limits of the City of Palatka, shall be due and payable;
and authorizing a rebate by said city to property owners who
have heretofore paid certain of said special assessments; and
authorizing said city to reduce the interest rate on said assess-
ments from eight per cent per annum to six per cent per an-
num; 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.
Mr. McKenzie moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 100-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 100-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. McKenzie moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 100-X 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. 100-X 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, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee),
Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews
(Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker,
Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom,
Sturkie, Tayk.', Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard),
Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner,
Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman,
Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-93.
Nays-Nona.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. McKenzie moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 100-X be immediately certified to the
Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 100-X was ordered immediately certi-
fied to the Senate.
By Mr. Westbrook of Lake-
House Bill No. 101-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the City of Cler-
mont, in Lake County; amending Section 1 of Chapter 10430,
Acts of 1925, as amended by Section 1 of Chapter 12614, Acts
of 1927; providing and establishing the boundary lines of the
City of Clermont; providing for the exclusion of certain ter-
ritory heretofore included within the territorial limits of said
municipality; and providing for the enforcement of liens for
taxes and special assessments heretofore levied against any
of the property excluded under the provisions of this Act;
and providing for a referendum election.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 101-X be read a second.time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 101-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 101-X be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 101-X 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, 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), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker,
Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom,











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Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard),
"Trammell (CalLoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner,
Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman,
Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 101-X be immediately certified to the
Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 101-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 102-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish and re-enact the
Charter of the City of Hialeah in the County of Dade, being
Chapter 11516, Acts of Extraordinary Session 1925, and to
fix the boundaries and provide for its government, jurisdic-
tion, powers, franchises, and privileges and means for exer-
cising the same; and to authorize the imposition of penalties
for the violation of ordinances, and to authorize the issuance
of municipal bonds, and providing for a referendum election
for the ratification of this charter and for other purposes.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Chappell moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 102-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 102-X was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Chappell moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 102-X 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. 102-X 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, Horne
(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), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), Morton, McKenzie, lMcRory, Nordman, Page, Parker,
Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford, pledge, Smith, Steed Stewart, Stone, Strom,
Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard),
Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright Walker, Ward, Warner,
Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman,
Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Chappell moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 102-X be immediately certified to the
Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 102-X was ordered immediately certi-
fied to the Senate.
House Bill No. 56-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the Criminal Court
of Record in and for Polk County, Florida, and to provide for
the transfer of cases pending therein to the Circuit and Coun-
ty Court of said county, and to repeal Chapter 9356, Acts of
1923, as amended by Chapter 10087, Acts of 1929, Laws of
Florida.
Was taken up.
Mr. Prine moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 56-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 56-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Prine moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 56-X be read a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 56-X 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, Booth, Blount, Brock,
Brown, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Collier,



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Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller,
Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Home (Jackson), Home (Mad-
ison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Lar-
son, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach),
Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus
(Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Mor-
ton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Taylor,
Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Cal-
houn), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Went-
worth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,
Yearty, Zim-91.
Nays-Messrs. Bloodworth and Bullard-2.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Prine moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 56-X be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 56-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
By Mr. Kehoe of Dade-
House Bill No. 103-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the fees and/or compen-
sation to be charged and received by the justices of the peace
in counties of the State of Florida having a population of
more than one hundred thousand, and less than one hundred
fifty thousand, according to the last Federal Census.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Kehoe moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 103-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 103-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Kehoe moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 103-X 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. 103-X 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, Hdlmes, Home
(Jackson), Horne (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly,
Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee),
Lew:3 (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews
(Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist) Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker,
Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom,
Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard),
Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner,
Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman,
Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Kehoe moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 103-X be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 103-X was ordered immediately certi-
fied to the Senate..
By Messrs. Westbrook of Lake, and Steed of Osceola-
House Bill No. 104-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, designate and estab-
lish a certain State road in Lake and Osceola Counties form-
ing a part of the connecting system of State'roads of the
State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Steed moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 104-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 104-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Steed moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 104-X be read a third time in full and put upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
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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, Lee (Highlands) Lea (Manatee),
Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews
(Duval). Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker,
Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers. Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge. Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom,
Sturkie, Taylor. Teague. Tomasello, Trammell IBreiardli,
Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner,
Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook. Wester, West, Whitman,
Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-93.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Steed moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 104-X be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 104-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
By a two-thirds vote, permission was given to Senators An-
drews, King, Futch and Hodges to introduce and have consid-
ered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 44-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 10 of Chapters
7905, Acts of 1919, Laws of Florida, enlarging the uses for
which the general inspection fund may be collected and used
so as to include the acquirement of hog cholera serum, inspec-
tion equipment and other property when approved by the
Board of State Institutions.
Was taken up.
Mr. Stone moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 44-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 44-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Stone moved that the rules be further waived and that
Senate Bill No. 44-X be read a third time in full and put upon
its passage.
Which v as agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 44-X 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, Barrow, Bass, Brock,
Brown, Burnett, Caldwell, Chappell, Collier, Dann, Douglas El-
liolt. Finlayson, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Home (Jackson),
Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kendrick, Larson, Lee (High-
lands), Lindler, Madison, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon
(Citrus), Moon (Marion). McKenzie, Page, Parker, Prine,
Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Smith, Stone, Sturkie,
Taylor, Teague, Trammell (Calhoun), Walker, Watson, Wester,
Whitman, Zim-48.
Nays-Mr. Poppell-1.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
By a two-thirds vote, permission was given to Senator Wagg,
to introduce and have considered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 73-X:
A bill to be enttiled An Act to cancel all State and County



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and Okeechobee Flood Control taxes heretofore assessed
against Section 10, Township 44 South, Range 37 East, in
Palm Beach County, Florida, and all tax sale certificates here-
tofore issued and now outstanding against said land, and to
relieve the State Board of Education of Florida from the pay-
ment of any taxes heretofore assessed for State and County
and Okeechobee Flood Control taxes against the same.
Was taken up.
Mr. Bass moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 73-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 73-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Bass moved that the rules beb further waived and that
Senate Bill No. 73-X 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. 73-X was read a third time in full.
Upon call of 'te roll:on theipassage o0 the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Barrow,
Bass, Beasley, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brown, Caldwell,
Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller,
Hagan, Harrell, Home (Jackson), Horne (Madison), Kanner,
Keen, Kelly, Kendrick, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lewis (Palm
Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Mari-
on), McKenzie, Page, Parker, Poppell, Prine; Roberts, Rowe,
Sapp, Shackelford, Steed, Stewart, Strom, Tomasello, Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, West, Whitman, Wicker, Yearty; Zim-59.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Bass moved that the rules be further waived and that
Senate Bill No. 73-X be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 73-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
Mr. Bass moved that House Bill No. 21-X be indefinitely
postponed.
Which was agreed to.
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 22-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the assessment of
county taxes, and the publication of the assessment rolls
thereof.
Was taken up.
Mr. Watson moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 22-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 22-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Elliott moved that further consideration of House Bill
No. 22-X be postponed until tomorrow.
Mr. Watson moved that the motion be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Watson moved that the rules be: further waived and
that House Bill No. 22-X be read a third time. in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by' a two-thirds vote.
And House Billi NO. 22-V was read a third time in full.
Pending consideration thereof the hour of five o'clock P. M.
having arrived the House of Representatives stood adjourned
until 10 o'clock A. M. Wednesday, June 17th.












EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 1931
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10 o'clock The motion to lay the Resolution on the table was not
A..M. agreed to.
The roll was called and the following members answered to The question recurred on the motion to adopt the Reso-
their names: lution.
Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Barrow, The i.Al call being demanded on the motion to adopt the
Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Resolution.
Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, Upon call of the roll the vote was:
Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Fin- Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Black, Bled-
layson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jack- soe, Bloodworth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Burnett, Caldwell.
son), Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Ken- Chappell, Coffee, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Elliott, Goff, Hagan,
drick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Harrell, Horne (Jackson), Home (Madison), Kanner, Kehoe,
Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Madison. Mason, Mathews (Du- Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm
val), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Beach), Lindler, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus
Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Poppell, (Gilchrist), Moon (Marion), Morton, McRory. Nordman, Prine,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Roberts, Robineau, Shackelford, Sledge, Strickland, Stone,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Stur- Strom, Walker, Watson, Westbrook, West, Whitman, Wicker,
kie, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard). Tram- Wood, Yearty, Zim-55.
mell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Beasley, Collier, Durrance, Finlay-
Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, son, Fuller, Holmes, Keen, Kelly, Lee (Highlands), Lowe,
Wood, Yoarty, Zim-92. Moon (Citrus), Poppell, Rogers, Sapp, Smith, Steed, Stewart,
A quorurr present. Sturkie, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Bre'ard Trammell
Prayer by the Chaplain. (Calhoun), Wainwright, Ward, Warner, Wentworth-27.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with. The motion to adopt the Resolution was agreed to.
The Journal of Tuesday, June 16, was corrected and as cor- The Resolution was adopted.
rected, was approved.
reacted, was approved. Mr. Prine asked that his name be taken from House Bill
CORRECTION OF THE HOUSE JOURNAL No. 86-X as one of the co-introducers.
Which was agreed to.
The Journal of the House of Representatives for June 15th Which was agreed to.
was ordered corrected as follows: REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Page 7, Col. 2, under heading "Explanations of Vote," insert:
"I voted Yes on Senate Bill No. 1-X because there appears Mr. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Special and Select
to be no other way to finance the public schools. Committee, submitted the following report:
J. H. COFFEE."
House of Representatives,
Also on page 11, column 1 of the House Journal of June 15th, Tallahassee, Fla., June 16, 1931.
strike the name of Leon Prine, of Polk, as co-introducer to Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
House Bill No. 86-X. Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF Your Special and Select Committee to whom was referred:
HOUSE RESOLUTIONS House Bill No.-
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 2934 of the
By Mr. Mathews of Duval- Revised General Statutes of Florida, 1920, being Section 4654
House Resolution No. 9-X: of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, relating to
Requesting the State Treasurer to furnish the House of possession of legal owner of real estate.
Representatives with certain information.
Which was read. Also-
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved the adoption of the Resolution. House Bill No.- .
Mr. Sapp moved that the Resolution be laid on the table. A bill to be entitled An Act to establish a uniform method

The roll call being demanded on the motion to lay the and and procedure for all contests and recounts in primary
Resolution on the table, upon call of the roll the vote was: elections.
Yeas-Messrs. Anderson, Beasley, Chapman, Douglas, Dur-
rance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Holmes, Keen, Kelly, Lee Also-
(Highlands) Lindler, Lowe, Moon (Citrus), Page, Poppell, House Bill No.-.
Rogers, Sapp, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Sturkie, Teague, Toma- A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to A, J.
sello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Crum of Wakulla County, Florida.
Ward, Wentworth-30 Also-
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Bass, Black, House Bill No.- .
Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Burnett, A bill to be entitled An Act to extend State Road 10 from
Caldwell, Chappell, Coffee, Dann, Davis, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, a point on Road 10 between Wakulla and St. Marks to a point
Horne (Jackson), Horne (Madison), Kanner, Kehoe, Kendrick, on State Road 19 in Jefferson County, Florida; and to abolish
Kennedy, Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Madi- a certain part of Road 10 as defined in Act of 1925, Chapter
son, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon 10269
(Marion), Morton, McRory, Nordman, Prine, Roberts, Robi-
neau, Shackelford, Sledge, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Walker, Also-
Watson, Westbrook, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, House Bill No.- .
Zim-54. A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 2936 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida, 1920, being Section 4656
EXPLANATION OF VOTE of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, relating to
adverse possession without color of title; and requiring the
I vote aye because when the information is given it will payment of taxes by adverse possessor.
only be the opinion of one man. The value of Florida bonds
in my opinion depends to a great extent on the relief this Also-
Legislature gives the tax payers of this State by the reduction House Bill No.- .
of the tax on real estate. A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the practice of law
W. J. STEED. and the performance of legal services; to protect the courts
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and the public in' respect thereto; to prohibit corporations
and voluntary associations from practicing law or performing
legal services directly or indirectly, and to prescribe penalties
therefore; and for other purposes.
Also-
House Bill No.--.
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize, empower and di-
rect the State Road Department to maintain that part of
Road 110 as a connection from State Road No. 10 to Panacea,
in Wakulla County, Florida, in connection with the mainten-
ance of State Road No. 10, as a part of the State Highway
system.
Also-
House Bill No.- .
A bill to be entitled An Act to establish Juvenile courts, de-
fining their jurisdiction, powers and duties, regulating the
procedure therein; providing for juvenile judges and probation
officers, defining their duties and salaries; and to repeal all
laws inconsistent herein.
Also-
House Bill No.--.
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2 of Chapter
10177, Acts of 1925, entitled "An Act to license and regulate
the business of making loans in certain counties in sums of
three hundred ($300.00) dollars or less, secured or unsecured,
at a greater rate of interest than ten per centum per annum;
prescribing the rate of interest and charge therefore, and
penalties for the violation thereof, and regulating the assign-
ment of wages or salaries, earned or to be earned when given
as security for any such loan."
Also-
House Bill No.-.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the release of surety
or sureties on bonds of guardians, administrators, executors or
fiduciaries and providing a manner in which such release may
be obtained and providing for the giving of a new bond and
an accounting by such guardians, administrators, executors
or other fiduciaries and providing for the removal of such
guardians, administrators, or other fiduciaries for failure to
give a new bond and make an accounting and providing for
the appointment of new guardians, administrators, executors
or other fiduciaries.
Have had the above bills under consideration and find
that each of the said bills, severally, relates to a subject not
within the purview of the Governor's call of the extra-ordi-
:ary session of the Legislature.
Committee vote was as follows:
"Yeas-Messrs. Lea, Mathews, Mitchell, Tomasello.
Nays-Mr. McRory.
Very respectfully,
J. E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 105-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
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 placed on
dhe Calendar without reference.
By Messrs. Watson, Barrow, McRory, Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion 1, Durrance-
House Bill No. 106-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the me-nbers of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to establish a uniform method
and procedure for all contests and recounts in primary
elections.
. Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Walker of Wakulla-
House Bill No. 107-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to A. J.
,Crum, of Wakulla County, Florida.



June 17, 1931



Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committne on Pensions.
By Mr. Walker of Wakulla-
House Bill No. 108-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to extend State Road 10 from
a point on Road 10 between Wakulla and St. Marks to a point
on State Road 19, in Jefferson County, Florida; and to abolish
a certain part of Road 10 as defined in Act of 1925 Chapter
10269.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 109-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
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
adverse possession without color of title; and requiring the
payment of taxes by adverse possessor.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Robineau of Dade-
House Bill No. 110-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the practice of law
and the performance of legal services; to protect the courts
and the public in respect thereto; to prohibit corporations and
voluntary associations from practicing law or performing legal
services directly or indirectly, and to prescribe penalties there-
for; and for other purposes.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Walker of Wakulla-
House Bill No. 111-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize, empower and direct
the State Road Department to maintain that part of Road 110
as a connection from State Road No. 10 to Panacea, in Wa-
kulla County, Florida, in connection with the maintenance of
State Road Number 10, as a part of the State highway system.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Robineau of Dade-
House Bill No. 112-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to establish juvenile courts, de-
fining their jurisdiction, powers and duties regulating the pro-
cedure therein; providing for juvenile judges and probation
officers, defining their duties and salaries; and to repeal all
laws inconsistent herein.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Davis of Nassau-
House Bill No. 113:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2 of Chapter
10177, Acts 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 centum per annum; pre-
scribing the rate of interest and charge therefore, and penalties
for the violation thereof, and regulating the assignment of
wages or salaries, earned or to be earned when given as se-
curity for any such loan."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Banks and Loans.
By the Committee on Judiciary "A"-
House Bill No. 114-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the release of surety
or sureties on bonds of guardians, administrators, executors or
other fiduciaries and providing a manner in which such re-



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lease may be obtained and providing for the giving of a new
bond and an accounting by such guardians, administrators,
executors or other fiduciaries and providing for the removal
of such guardians, administrators, executors or other fiduci-
aries for failure to give a new oond and make an accounting
and providing for the appointment of new guardians, admin-
istrators, executors or other fiduciaries.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Mr. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Special and Select
Committee, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 16, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Special and Select Committee, to whom was referred:
House Bill:
A bill to be entitled An Act imposing license and other taxes
on wholesale and/or retail peddlers of fruit and/or garden
produce; wholesale fruit and produce merchants; fancy fruit
gift merchants; and retail fruit merchants; providing for the
payment of the same; and prescribing penalties for doing
business without a license in counties having a population of
more than seventy-five thousand people according to the last
census.
Also-
House Bill:
A bill to be entitled An Act provide for the reduction of
the salaries and compensation of the officers and employees
of the State of Florida.
Also-
House Bill:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 3124, Revised
General Statutes of Florida, the same being Section 3353 of
the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, the same referring
to definition of hotel, definition of rooming house, license and
guest rooms, as amended by Chapter 13659, Acts of 1929.
Also-
House Bill:
A bill to be entitled An Act to validate, ratify, legalize and
confirm the assessment, levy and collection of taxes and in-
terest and penalties thereon for the years" 1929 and 1930 by
the City of Fort Lauderdale, a municipal corporation of
Broward County, Florida; and to validate and confirm all
settlements, compromises and adjustments made with refer-
ence to taxes and tax certificates for the year 1930 and all
years prior thereto, and the sales and agreements of sale
of tax certificates for said years and settlement and release
thereof; and to validate and confirm all special assessments
assessed and levied for local improvements and the adjust-
ments and compromises -nade with reference thereto; and
providing for a referendum.
Also-
House Bill:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2 of House
Bill 618, Laws of Florida, Year 1931, same being "An Act fix-
ing and prescribing the fee on all commissions hereafter issued
by the Governor, attested by the Secretary of State and bear-
ing the seal of the State of Florida, providing for the payment
of said fee by the officer or person commissioned and disposi-
tion to be made thereof and prohibiting the issuance of any
commission, the attestation or the fixing of the Seal of the
State of Florida thereon until the said fee shall be first paid
and repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict therewith."
Also-
House Bill:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sections 33, 34 and
38 of Chapter 14572, Laws of Florida, 1929, the same being
An Act relating to and concerning taxation; amending Section
1 of Chapter 10040, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925, being Sec-
tion 894 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida an 1 relating
to and concerning taxation, amending Sections 741, 756, 757,
759, 761, 762, 766, 770, 775, and 779 of the Revised General
Statutes of Florida, being, respectively, Sections 950, 969, 970,
972, 974, 975, 981, 985, 992 and 1003 of the Compiled General
Laws of Florida; and all of which relate to and concern taxa-
tion; amending Section 2 of Chapter 7806, Laws of Florida,



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Acts of 1919, being Section 994 of the Compiled General Laws
of Florida, relating to and co.-cerning taxation; providing for
the foreclosure in equity of tax sale certificates anA Jeeds and
for the porcedure in such cases providing who shall bring
such suits upon behalf of the State; providing for the creation
for each county ot a delinquent tax adjustment board; pre-
scribing the powers and dutie; f such board and for appeals
from orders entered by such Board providing for the creation
of a delinquent tax adjustment board of appeals and pre-
scribing the powers and duties -, such board; providing for
the compromise and adjustment of tax sale certificates held by
the State upon certain conditions.
Also-
House Bill:
A bill to be entitled An Act to create a county budget com-
mission in counties having a population of not less than 20,100
nor more than 24,900 by the last preceding state census; to
prescribe the powers, duties, and functions of such county
budget commission, and the qualification, terms of office, and
method of appointment or election of members thereof; and
to authorize such county budget commission to make and con-
trol the budgets oi receipts and expenditures of the Board of
County Commissioners, Board of Public Instruction, County
Welfare Board, Parental Home Board, and all other boards,
commissions and officials of such counties of h oteor of taxing dis-
tricts (except school districts) situate therein authorized to
raise and expend moneys for County or district purposes, and
providing for a referendum election determining whether or
not this act shall be approved, accepted and made effective.
Have had the above Bills under consideration and find that
each of the said Bills, severally, relates to a subject within the
purview of the Governor's Call of the Extraordinary Session
of the Legislature.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Lea, Mathews, Mitchell, Tomasello.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. McRory, and Home.
Very respectfully,
J. E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
By Mr. Robineau of Dade-
House Bill No. 115-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act imposing license and other taxes
on wholesale and/or retail peddlers of fruit and/or garden
produce; wholesale fruit and produce merchants; fancy fruit
gift merchants; and retail fruit merchants; providing for the
payment of the same; and prescribing penalties for doing
business without a license in counties having a population of
more than seventy-five thousand people according to the last
census.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Andrews of Holmes-
House Bill No. 116-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to bt entitled An Act to provide for the reduction of
the salaries and compensation of the officers and employees
of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 117-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 2124, Revised
General Statutes of Florida, the same being Section 3353 of
the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, the same refer-
ring to definition of rooming house, license and guest rooms,
as amended by Chapter 13659, Acts of 1929.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Rogers of Broward-
House Bill No. 118-X:
SThe introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to validate, ratify, legalize and
confirm the assessment, levy and collection of taxes and in-
terest and penalties thereon for the years 1929 and 1930 by
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ard County, Florida; and to validate and confirm all settle-
ments, compromises and adjustments made with reference to
taxes and tax certificates for the year 1930 and all years prior
thereto, and the sales and agreements of sale of tax certifi-
cates for said years and settlement and release thereof; and
t validate and confirm all special assessments assessed and
levied for local improvements and the adjustments and com-
promises made with reference thereto; and providing for a
referendum.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Albury of Monroe-
House Bill No. 119-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2 of House
Bill No. 618, Laws of Florida. year 1931, same being "An Act
fixing and prescribing the fee on all commissions hereafter
issued by the Governor, attested by the Secretary of State and
bearing the seal of the State of Florida, providing for the
payment of said fee by the officer or person commissioned
and disposition to be made thereof and prohibiting the issu-
ance of any commission, the attestation or the fixing of the
seal of the State of Florida thereon until the said fee shall
'be first paid and repealing all laws or parts of laws in con-
flict therewith."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 120-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sections 33, 34 and
38 of Chapter 14572, Laws of Florida, 1929, the same being
an Act relating to and concerning taxation; amending Section
1 of Chapter 10040, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925. being Section
894 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida and relating to
and concerning taxation, amending Sections 741, 756, 757.
759, 761, 762, 766, 770. 775 and 779 of the Revised General
Statutes of Florida, being, respectively, Sections 950, 969, 970,
972, 974, 975, 981, 985 992 and 1003 of the Compiled General
Laws of Florida; and all of which relate to and concern taxa-
tion; amending Section 2 of Chapter 7805 Laws of Florida.
Acts of 1919, being Section 994 of the Compiled General Laws
of Florida, relating to and concerning taxation; providing for
the foreclosure in equity of tax sale certificates and deeds and
for the procedure in such cases; providing who shall bring
such suits upon behalf of the State; providing for the creation
for each county of a delinquent tax adjustment board; pre-
scribing the powers and duties of such board' and for appeals
from orders entered by such board; providing for the creation
of a delinquent tax adjustment board of appeals and prescrib-
ing the powers and duties of such board; providing for the
compromise and adjustment of tax sale certificates held by the
State upon certain conditions.
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. 121-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House: of. Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to create a county budget com-
mission in counties having a population of not less than 20,-
100 nor more than 24,900 by the last preceding State Census;
to prescribe the powers, duties, and functions of such county
budget commission, and the qualifications, terms of office,
and method of appointment or election of members thereof;
and to authorize such county budget commission to make and
control the budgets of receipts and expenditures of the Board
of County Commissioners, Board of Public Instruction, County
Welfare Board, Parental Home Board, and all other boards,
commissions and officials of such counties or of taxing dis-
tricts (except school districts) situate therein authorized to
raise and expend moneys for county or district purposes, and
providing for a referendum election determining whether or
not this Act shall be approved, accepted and made effective.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Mr. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Special and Select
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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 17, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Special and Select Committee to whom was referred:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the time for holding the
regular terms of Circuit Court in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit
of Florida.
Also-
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide the manner in which
claims on insurance policies shall be paid, and to fix penalty.
Also-
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Section 3360 Revised
General Statutes of Florida being the same as Section 5213
Compiled General Laws of Florida, relating to the alteration
of justice of the peace districts and boundaries.
Have had the above entitled bills under consideration and
find that each of the said bills, severally, relates to a subject
not within the purview of the Governor's call for this extra-
ordinary session of the Legislature.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Messrs. McRory, Home, Keen, Lea, Tomasello and
Mathews.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
By Mr. Holmes of Lee-
House Bill No. 122-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the time for holding the
regular terms of circuit court in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit
of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 123-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide the manner in which
claims on insurance policies shall be paid, and to fix penalty.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Walker of Wakulla-
House Bill No. 124-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Section 3360 Revised
General Statutes of Florida being the same as Section 5213
Compiled General Laws of Florida, relating to the alteration
of justice of the peace districts and boundaries,
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on County Organizations,
Mr. Larson of Clay, Chairman of the Committee on Public
Roads and Highways, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 17, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Public Roads and Highways to whom
was referred:
Senate Bill No. 23-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, designate and estab-
lish a certain State road.
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,
Rogers, Steed, Stone, Walker, Wood and Yearty.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
J. E. LARSON,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 23-X, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. John E. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Committee
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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 17, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation, to whom was re-
ferred:
Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 8:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring licenses for the oper-
ation, maintenance, opening or establishment of stores in this
State; prescribing the license and fees to be paid therefore,
and the disposition thereof, and the powers and duties of the
Comptroller of the State of Florida and the tax collectors of
the several counties of the State in connection therewith and
prescribing penalties for the violation thereof.
Offers the following amendments:
Amendment No. 1:
In Section 5, line 1, the last paragraph, strike out the words
$3.00 and insert in lieu thereof the following: $2.00.
Amendment No. 2:
In Section 10 (printed bill), strike out the words "or Comp-
troller" wherever they apepar in all of this Section.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Tomasello, McKenzie, Keen, Booth, Black,
Teague, Sapp, Holmes, Caldwell, Kanner, Bledsoe and Beasley.
Mr. Mathews not voting.
Absent-Messrs. Robineau, Sledge, Westbrook and Taylor.
Very respectfully,
J. E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 8-X, together
with amendments, contained in above report, was placed on
the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Teague of Franklin, Chairman of the Committee on
Banks and Loans, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Pla., June 15, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Banks and Loans, to whom was re-
ferred:
House Bill No. 71-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act prescribing the manner in which
payment of dividends by the receiver or liquidator of closed
banks shall be made; providing notice to be given parties en-
titled to dividends; providing that persons failing to comply
with the provisions of this Act shall be barred from receiv-
ing such dividends.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Teague, Bullard, Parker, Lindler, Burnett,
Holmes, Collier, Tomasello and Andrews.
Nays-Messrs. Caldwell, Watson and Kendrick.
Very respectfully,
S. E. TEAGUE,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 71-X, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 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. 16-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to define and declare the act
of burning or attempting to burn any property of value with
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with intent to defraud, whether the same would be arson at
common law or otherwise, and providing the punishment
thereof.
House Bill No. 17-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
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, counselling, 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.
House Bill No. 18-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
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.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bills No.'s 16-X, 17-X and 18-X, contained in
the above message, were referred to the Committee on En-
rolled Bills.

CONSIDERATION OF SPECIAL ORDER
The hour of eleven o'clock A. M. having arrived, considera-
tion of Senate amendments to-
House Bill No. 65-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to taxation, levying
and imposing an excise tax on gasoline and other like prod-
ucts of petroleum in addition to other taxes thereon; levying
and imposing a license tax on every dealer in gasoline or any
other like product of petroleum; providing for the report of
sale of such commodities, and the collection and payment of
taxes; providing the purpose of such taxes, and for the de-
posit, appropriation and disposition of the proceeds derived
from such taxes, and prescribing the duties of certain offi-
such taxes; creating special funds for the reception of such
cials with reference thereto; repealing Chapter 14573, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1929, relating to the subject of gasoline taxes:
repealing Chapter 14575, Acts of 1929, relating to the subject
of gasoline taxes, and all laws in conflict with this Act; pro-
viding for the enforcement of this Act and penalties for vio-
lation hereof; and other matters in connection with all of the
above.
Was taken up.
Which amendments read as follows:
Senate Amendment No. 1-
Strike all of title and insert in lieu thereof the following
title:
An Act relating to taxation, levying and imposing an excise
tax on gasoline and other like products of petroleum in addi-
tion to other taxes thereon; levying and imposing a license
tax on every dealer in gasoline or any other like product of
petroleum;providing for the report of sale of such commodi-
ties, and the collection and payment of such taxes; creating
special funds for the reception of such taxes; providing the
purposes of such taxes, and for the deposit, approriation and
disposition of the proceeds derived from such taxes, and pre-
scribing the duties of certain officials with reference thereto,
and declaring certain roads to have been and to be built for
State purposes and as being State undertakings; repealing
Chapter 14575, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929, relating to the
subject of gasoline taxes; repealing Section 1 of Chapter
14573, Acts of 1929, relating to the subject of gasoline taxes,
and all laws in conflict with this Act; providing for the en-
forcement of this Act and penalties for violation hereof.
Mr. Tomasello moved that the above amendment No. 1 be
temporarily passed.
Which was agreed to.
Senate amendment No. 2 to House Bill No. 65-X, which
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Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert in lieu
thereof the following:
Section 1. Every dealer in gasoline or other like products
of petroleum in this State, under what ever name designated,
shall pay a license tax of Five Dollars ($5.00) to the State, and
in addition thereto, a tax herein termed "gas tax", of six (6c)
cents per gallon for every gallon of gasoline or other like
products of petroleum sold by him, and upon which the tax
herein provided has not been paid, or the payment whereof
has not been assumed by a person preceding him in the hand-
ling of said lot of products, such tax of six (6c) cents per
gallon being made up of two separate taxes, being
FIRST GAS TAX: A tax of three (3c) cents per gallon for
the State of Florida, for the use of the State Road Depart-
ment, as provided by law;
SECOND GAS TAX: A tax of three (3c) cents a gallon to
be apportioned, as provided for in Section 8 of this Act.
Delivery of said gasoline or other like products of petroleum
shall be deemed to be made at the point of destination. The
tax herein levied and assessed shall be paid to the Comptroller
monthly in the following manner:
On or before the 15th day of each month the dealer shall
report, under oath, to he proe the Comptroller the number of gallons
of such product sold by him during the preceding month, and
shall at the same time, pay to the Comptroller the amount of
tax above mentioned. Such report shall show in detail the
amount of products so sold and delivered by such dealer in the
State of Florida. The taxes herein levied and assessed shall
be in addition to any and all other taxes authorized, imposed,
assessed or levied on gasoline or other like products of petro-
leum under any laws of the State of Florida, not herein speci-
fically repealed.
Section 2. If any dealer shall fail to make the report and
payment to the Comptroller as herein provided on or before
the 16th day of the month succeeding the month for
which said tax is due as herein provided, the Comptroller shall,
after having given at least five days' notice to such dealer,
estimate the amount of such products sold by such dealer dur-
ing such month from such information as he may be able to
obtain and shall add ten per centum to the amount of such
taxes, as estimated, as the penalty for the failure of such
dealer to make such report or payment and shall proceed to
collect such tax, together with such penalty and costs, and
obtain the same as delinquent railroad taxes are collected by
law.
Section 3. All moneys derived from the gas taxes imposed
by this Act, shall be pid he paid into the State Treasury by the
Comptroller, as follows:
FIRST GAS TAX-Shall be paid into the "State Road Li-
cense Fund";
SECOND GAS TAX-Shall be paid into the "State Roads
Refunding Fund."
Which said special funds are hereby created for the re-
ception of the same.
Section 4. The Comptroller shall issue to the licensee dealer
in gasoline a receipt or certificate evidencing the payment of
said license fees. Said receipt or certificate shall be posted
on display and be so kept at all times open to the public view
at the place of business for which same is issued.
Section 5. All moneys derived from the license tax of
five ($5.00) dollars imposed by this law for State license shall
be paid into the State Treasury in a special fund to be
credited to the account of the Comptroller and shall be sub-
ject to the payment by the Comptroller of the expenses in-
cident to the administration of 'this law, including postage,
clerical aid and cost and expenses incident to litigation, and
the payment of such sums of money as the Comptroller may
from time to time determine shall be refunded to any person
making overpayment into said several funds hereby created.
The remainder, if any, of the moneys in such special fund
shall be transferred in the State Treasury to the credit of the
"State Road License Fund," and transfers of money to such
fund shall be made by the State Treasurer from time to time.
Section 6. All such moneys in the "State Road License
Fund" shall be used for the construction and maintenance of
State Roads, as otherwise provided by law, under the direction
of the State Road Department, which department may from
time to time make requisition on the Comptroller for funds
to pay for the construction and maintenance of State Roads.
Money from said funds shall be drawn by the Comptroller by
warrant upon the State Treasury pursuant to vouchers, and
shall be paid in like manner as other state warrants are paid
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and all sums of money necessary to provide for the payment
of said warrants by the Comptroller drawn upon said funds
are hereby appropriated annually out of 'said funds for the
purpose of making such payments from time to time.
Section 7. It is hereby expressly recognized and declared
by the Legislature of the State of Florida that all roads being
constructed or built or which have heretofore been constructed
or built, or which will be hereafter constructed or built by the
State Road Department under prior or future authorization
and designation by the Legislature of the State of Florida as
State roads, or which were constructed or built by any county
or special road and bridge district or other special taxing
districts thereof, were, are and will be constructed and built
as State projects and undertakings and not otherwise, and
that the cost of the construction and building thereof was, is
and will be a legitimate proper State expense incurred for a
general and State purpose, and should be wholly borne by the
State of Florida. It is hereby expressly recognized that cer-
tain of the counties of the State of Florida and/or special road
and bridge districts or other taxing districts of such counties
have advanced or contributed and paid to the State Road
Department varying sums of money to be used and expended
by said State Road Department in the construction and
building of State Roads theretofore authorized and designated
by the Legislature of the State of Florida as State projects,
and it is hereby expressly recognized that certain of the coun-
ties of the State of Florida and/or special road and bridge dis-
tricts or other taxing districts of such counties have paid or
expended or caused to have been paid or expended varying
sums of money in the construction and building of certain
roads that are now State Roads and heretofore designated as
State Roads by the Legislature of the State of Florida and that
all such moneys have been and are being expended, furnished,
advanced, contributed or paid out on account of expenses of
the State in construction and building of said State Roads
to and for the general benefit of the State and that such sums
should be returned and repaid respectively to each county to
the amount that such county and/or any special road and
bridge district or special taxing districts thereof have ad-
vanced or expended in the construction of the same.
Section 8. (a) The Chairman and Auditor of the State
Road Department shall within sixty (60) days after this Act
becomes a law, ascertain and certify to the Comptroller of the
State of Florida and to the Board of Administration and to
each county within the State of Florida, entitled to benefit
hereunder or participate herein, the amount of money ad-
vanced and paid by the several counties, and/or special road
and bridge districts or other special taxing districts of any
counties, to the State for the use of the State Road Depart-
ment in the construction and building of state roads, specify-
ing separately and particularly the amount advanced and paid
by each county; and the Chairman and Auditor of the State
Road Department shall, within sixty (60) days after this
Act becomes a law, ascertain and certify to the Comptroller
and to the Board of Administration and to every county of the
State of Florida, beneficiary or participating hereunder, the
amount of money furnished, advanced, contributed, paid out
or expended by the several counties and 'or special road and
bridge districts or other special taxing districts of such coun-
ties in the building and construction of roads that are now
designated state roads, specifying separately and particularly
the amount furnished and expended by each county. The
amount so certified as to any county shall include all moneys
advanced, contributed, paid and expended, as aforesaid, by
such county and by every special road and bridge district or
other special taxing district for road and bridge purposes on
roads now designated as state roads, in such county.
(b) Said certificate shal be audited by the Comptroller
and being found correct, shall constitute the basis for the
subsequent allocation and apportionment of the moneys to be
derived from the Second Gas Tax and from which the dis-
bursement shall be made to, or for the benefit of, such re-
spective counties as herein provided, out of said "State Roads
Refunding Fund" account. The Comptroller shall each month,
draw his order on the Treasurer of the State of Florida, for
the full net amount of moneys then with the State Treasury,
in said "State Roads Refunding Fund," specifying the coun-
ties to which said moneys shall be paid, and the amount to
be paid to each county, respectively, until the full amount
to be repaid such counties under the provisions of this Act,
is fully paid. Said order of said Comptroller shall be counter-
signed by the Governor. Thereupon the State Treasurer shall
transmit to the County Road and Bridge Fund in each county
the moneys so directed to be paid to such county by said
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counties shall be made in installments to each county, which
installment shall be computed and paid on the following
schedule of payment, viz:
(1) The proceeds of one cent of the said Second Gas Tax
shall be apportioned to the credit of the several counties on
the basis of area of said counties, that is to say, the appor-
tionment shall be to the county in the proportion that the
area of the county shall bear to the area of all the counties;
(2) The proceeds of one cent of the said Second Gas Tax
shall be apportioned to the credit of the several counties on
the basis of population of the counties, that is to say, the
apportionment shall be to the county in the proportion that
the population of the county shall bear to the total popula-
tion of the State, as determined by the last preceding general
State or Federal census taken, and
(3) The proceeds of one cent of the sai end Second Gas Tax
shall be apportioned to the credit of the several counties on
the basis of contribution which has heretofore been made by
the counties and/or special road and bridge districts or other
special taxing districts of such counties to the construction
of State roads, either through funds or the equivalent thereof
of the county and/or special road and bridge districts or
other special taxing districts of such counties turned over to
the State Road Department from time to time, or through
roads constructed by the counties and/or special road and
bridge districts or other special taxing districts of such coun-
ties at county expense and which were then or thereafter
made a part of the existing State highway system. It is here-
by declared that it is the purpose of this apportionment as
heretofore set forth to create a county fund to the credit of
each of the counties to be made up of monthly payments on
the indebtedness of the State made by the State in the pro-
portion hereinbefore specified, that is to say, aggregate of the
sum of the apportionments hereinbefore specified. Provided,
however, that when the amount furnished, advanced, con-
tributed, paid out or expended by any such county and/or
special road and bridge districts or other special taxing dis-
tricts of such county in the construction and building of such
State roads within such county has been returned to such
county that thereafter a sum equal to the amount provided
to be returned to such county under this Act from the Second
Gas Tax levied hereunder shall be paid into the State Road
License Fund, and the same is hereby appropriated to the
use of the State Road Department for the construction with-
in said county of those State roads within such county which
were on January 1, 1931, designated as and recognized by the
State Road Department as being a part of, the First, Second,
or Third preferential system of State roads, and which roads,
to the extent of such funds, are to be constructed and built
as State projects and undertakings and not otherwise; which
said funds shall be applied and used by the State Road De-
partment for such purpose, and the expense of constructing
said roads is hereby declared to be a legitimate, proper State
expense to be incurred for a general and State purpose. There-
upon and upon the completion of the construction of such
preferential system of State roads within such county, all
funds thereafter derived from the Second Gas Tax thereto-
fore allotted or appropriated to said county, shall be trans-
ferred to the State Road License Fund of the State of Florida
in the manner and to be expended as provided by law.
Section 9. That all moneys provided for herein to be
credited to the various counties of the State shall be placed
in the State Treasury to the credit of the State Board of Ad-
ministration, and shall by said Board of Administration be
administered as now provided by law. Provided, however, that
moneys to be used for road and bridge construction as herein
provided shall be placed in the State Treasury to the credit
of the State Road Department and the same is hereby ap-
propriated for use of said State Road Department in the con-
struction of roads and bridges in the various counties to which
the same is credited.
Section 10. For the purposes of this Act, any bonds, time
warrants, certificates of indebtedness, or other general obliga-
tions of any county, or special road and bridge district of any
county, heretofore turned over or delivered to the State of
Florida to the credit of the State Road Department by any
county, or special road and bridge district thereof, to apply
toward the construction or building of any state road, shall
be considered as an advance or payment to said State Road
Department and subject to repayment and return to such
county under the provisions of this Act, where the same have
been converted into money, but only to the amount of the
proceeds received by the State of Florida from the sale thereof.
Any funds, bonds, time warrants, certificates of indebtedness,
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and bridge district, turned over and delivered to the State
of Florida to the use of the State Road Department in con-
structing State Roads, and now remaining in the State
Treasury, and not now contracted to be expended, shall be re-
turned to the respective counties and/or special road and
bridge districts that turned over and delivered the same, as
soon as practicable, by the proper state officials.
Section 11. The term "dealer" as used herein or in any
proceedings under this Act shall be deemed and taken to
mean any person, firm, corporation or association engaged in
the business of selling in this State such of the products cover-
ed by this Act as have been divested of their interstate char-
acter, and the tax hereby imposed upon the quantity of such
product sold in this State shall be collected only once and
then upon the first sale after the same has lost its interstate
character. The term "road" as used herein, or in any pro-
ceedings under this Act, shall be deemed and taken to include
highways and bridges.
Section 12. Each wholesale dealer in gasoline, or other like
products of petroleum, shall, when making their report to the
Comptroller of the amount of such products sold in this state
upon which the tax herein provided is due and payable by
them to the Comptroller of the State of Florida for the use
of the State of Florida, at the same time report to the Comp-
troller each and every sale made by such dealer of any
quantity of gasoline, or other like products, which shall not
have been at the time of such sale divested of its interstate
character, which report shall show the name and business
location of the person, firm, or corporation to whom the same
is sold in this State. Every dealer shall, at the time other re-
ports are required to be made to the Comptroller, report to
the Comptroller each and every purchase of such products
not heretofore divested of their interstate character made by
such dealer upon which the tax is shown by the invoice thereof
to have been assumed for report and payment by the dealer
selling to him.
Section 13. Each dealer when selling to any other dealer
any of the products herein taxed shall render an invoice of
such sale to the purchaser and upon such invoice shall plainly
state thereon whether or not the tax herein required will be
reported and paid by him, and the purchaser so buying and
receiving such products may fully rely upon the statement
so made in such invoice.
Section 14. Any person, firm, corporation or association
violating any of the provisions of this Act for the first of-
fense, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished
accordingly, and for the second or further offense, shall be
"punished by a fine of not more than Five Thousand ($5,000.-
"00) Dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term
of not more than twelve months, provided, however, that the
penalties provided in this section shall be in addition to those
provided for in Section 2 of this Act.
Section 15. If any dealer shall collect from another, upon
an invoice rendered, the tax herein contemplated, and shall
fail to report and pay the same to the Comptroller, as herein
provided, he shall be deemed to be guilty of embezzlement of
funds, the property of the State of Florida, and upon convic-
tion shall be punished as if convicted of larceny of a like sum.
Section 16. Nothing in this Act shall be construed so as
to apply to crude oil, fuel oil, or kerosene oil.
Section 17. Nothing in this Act shall be construed as re-
pealing any part of Chapter 7905, Acts of 1919, known as the
"Gasoline Inspection Act."
Section 18. Section 1 of Chapter 14573, Acts of 1929 being
"An Act providing for the raising of special revenue for the
purpose of education in this State by providing for an addi-
tional tax on gasoline; by an ad valorem tax on all real and
personal property in the state, and apporpriating all interest
receiving on deposit in the various banks of the State," be and
same is hereby repealed; also Chapter 14575 Laws of Florida,
Acts of 1929, being "An Act to amend Sections 1 and 4 of
Chapter 9120 Laws of Florida, Acts of 1923, entitled "An Act
imposing license tax upon gasoline or other like products of
petroleum; providing for reports of sale of such commodities
to the Comptroller of the State of Florida; providing for the
distribution of the monies derived from such tax and fixing
a penalty for the violation of the provisions of this Act, and
to repeal all laws in conflict with this Act," as amended by
Section 1 of Chapter 10025, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925,
and as further amended by Chapter 12037, Laws of Florida,
Acts of 1927, said Sections 1 and 4 being Sections 1153 and
1158 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927," be and
same is hereby repealed; also all laws in conflict with the
provisions of this Act be and same are hereby repealed.
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tribution of the "Second Gas Tax" should be held unconstitu-
tional or to be ineffective for any reason, then all or such
part of said "Second Gas Tax" so affected, shall be received
into the State Treasury and paid into a Special State Fund
hereby created and designated "Second Gas Tax Fund," which
fund shall be held intact and the sums therein shall not be
distributed except upon legislation to be enacted by some
subsequent Legislature of the State of Florida.
Section 20. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 1931.
Mr. Tomasello of Okeechobee offered the following substi-
tute amendment for the Senate amendment No. 2 to House
Bill No. 65-X:
Strike but everything after the enacting clause and insert
in lieu thereof the following:
Section 1. Every dealer in gasoline or other like products
of petroleum in this State, under whatever name designated,
shall pay a license tax of Five Dollars ($5.00) to the State,
and in addition thereto, a tax herein termed 'gas tax' of six
(6c) cents per gallon for every gallon of gasoline or other
like products of petroleum sold by him, and upon which the
*tei herein provided has not been paid, or the payment where-
of has not been assumed by a person preceding him in the,
handling of said lot of products, such tax of six (6c) cents
per gallon being made up of two separate taxes, being
First Gas Tax: A tax of three (3c) cents per gallon for
the use of the State Road Department, as provided by law;
Second Gas Tax: A tax of three (3c) cents a gallon to be
apportioned, as provided for in Section 8 of this Act.
Delivery of said gasoline or other like products of petroleum
shall be deemed to be made at the point of destination. The
tax herein levied and assessed shall be paid to the Comptroller
monthly in the following manner:
On or before the 15th day of each month the dealer shall
report, under oath, to the Comptroller the number of gallons
of such product sold by him during the preceding month,
and shall at the same time, pay to the Comptroller the amount
of tax above mentioned. Such report shall show in detail the
amount of products so sold and delivered by such dealer in
the State of Florida. The taxes herein levied and assessed
shall be in addition to any and all other taxes authorized,
imposed, assessed or levied on gasoline or other like products
of petroleum under any laws of the State of Florida, not here-
in specifically repealed.
Section 2. If any dealer shall fail to make the report and
payment to the Comptroller as herein provided on or before
the 16th day of the month succeeding the month for which
"said tax is due as herein provided, the Comptroller shall, after
having given at least five days' notice to such dealer, estimate
the amount of such products sold by such dealer during such
month from such information as he may be able to obtain
and shall add ten per centum to the amount of such taxes,
as estimated, as the penalty for the failure of such dealer to
make such report or payment anid shall proceed to collect
such tax. together with such penalty and costs, and obtain
the same as delinquent railroad taxes are collected by law.
Section 3. All moneys derived from the gas taxes imposed
by this Act, shall be paid into the State Treasury by the
Comptroller, as follows:
First Gas Tax-Shall be paid into the "State Road License
Fund";
Second Gas Tax-Shall be paid into the "State Roads Dis-
tribution Fund."
Which said special funds are hereby created for the recep-
tion of the same.
Section 4. The Comptroller shall issue to the licensee deal-
er in gasoline a receipt or certificate evidencing the payment
of said license fees. Said receipt or certificate shall be posted
on display and be so kept at all times open to the public view
at the place of business for which same is issued.
Section 5. All moneys derived from the license tax of Five
S$5.00 Dollars imposed by this law for State license shall be
paid into the State Treasury in a special fund to be credited
to the account of the Comptroller and shall be subject to the
payment by the Comptroller of the expenses incident to the
administration of this law, including postage, clerical aid and
cost and expenses incident to litigation, and the payment of
such sums of money as the Comptroller may from time to
time determine shall be refunded to any person making over-
payment into said several funds hereby created.
The remainder, if any, of the moneys in such special fund
shall be transferred in the State Treasury to the credit of
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such fund shall be made by the State Treasurer from time
to time.
Section 6. All such moneys in the "State Road License
Fund" shall be used for the construction and maintenance of
State roads, as otherwise provided by law, under the direc-
tion of the State Road Department, which Department may
from time to time make requisition on the Comptroller for
funds to pay for the construction and maintenance of State
roads. Money from said funds shall be drawn by the Comp-
troller by warrant upon the State Treasury pursuant to vou-
chers and shall be paid in like manner as other State war-
rants are paid out of the appropriate funds against which
same are drawn, and all sums of money necessary to provide
for the payment of said warrants by the Comptroller drawn
upon said funds are hereby appropriated annually out of said
funds for the purpose of making such payments from time
to time.
Section 7. It is hereby expressly recognized and declared
by the Legislature of the State of Florida that all roads being
constructed or built or which have heretofore been constructed
or built, or which will be hereafter constructed or built by
the State Road Department under prior authorization and/or
designation by the Legislature of the State of Florida as State
roads, or which were constructed or built by any county or
special road and bridge district or other special taxing dis-
tricts thereof, were, are and will be constructed and built as
State projects and undertakings, and that the cost of the
construction and building thereof was, is and will be a legiti-
mate proper State expense incurred for a general and State
purpose and should be wholly borne by the State of Florida.
It is hereby expressly recognized that certain of the counties
of the State of Florida and/or special road and bridge dis-
tricts or other taxing districts of such counties have advanced
or contributed and paid to the State Road Department vary-
ing sums of money to be used and expended by said State
Road Department in the construction and building of State
roads theretofore authorized and/or designated by the Legis-
lature of the State of Florida as State projects, and it is
hereby expressly recognized that certain of the counties of
the State of Florida and/or special road and bridge districts
or other taxing districts of such counties have paid or ex-
pended or caused to have been paid or expended varying sums
of money in the construction and building of certain roads
that are now State roads and heretofore designated as State
roads by the Legislature of the State of Florida and that
all such moneys have been and are being expended, furnished,
advanced, contributed or paid out on account of expenses of
the State in construction and building of said State Roads
to and for the general benefit of the State and that such
sums should be returned and repaid respectively to, each
county to the amount that such county and/or any special
road and bridge district or special taxing districts thereof
have advanced or expended in the construction of the same.
Section 8. (a) The Chairman and Auditor of the State
Road Department shall, within ninety (90) days after this
Act becomes a law, ascertain and certify to the Comptroller
of the State of Florida and to the Board of Administration
and to each county within the State of Florida the amount
of money advanced and paid by the several counties, and/or
special road and bridge districts or other special taxing dis-
tricts of any counties, to the State for the use of the State
Road Department in the construction and building of State
roads, specifying separately and particularly the amount ad-
vanced and paid by each county; and the Chairman and Audi-
tor of the State Road Department shall, within ninety (90)
days after this Act becomes a law, ascertain and certify to the
Comptroller and to the Board of Administration and to every
county of the State of Florida, the amount of money furnished,
advanced, contributed, paid out or expended by the several
counties and/or special road and bridge districts or other spe-
cial taxing districts of such counties in the building and con-
struction of roads that are now designated State roads, speci-
fying separately and particularly the amount furnished and
expended by each county. The amount so certified as to any
county shall include all moneys advanced, contributed, paid
and expended, as aforesaid, by such county and by every spe-
cial road and bridge district or other special taxing district
for road and bridge purposes on roads now designated as State
roads, in such county.
(b) Said certificate shall be audited by the Comptroller,
and, being found correct, shall constitute the basis for the
subsequent allocation and apportionment of the moneys to be
derived from the Second Gas Tax and from which the dis-
bursement shall be made to, or for the benefit of, such respec-
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tribution Fund" account. The Comptroller shall each month,
draw his order on the Treasurer of the State of Florida for the
full net amount of moneys then with the State Treasury in
said "State Roads Distribution Fund" specifying the counties
to which said moneys shall be paid, and the amount to be paid
to each county, respectively, which said sums so apportioned
to the counties are hereby appropriated monthly out of said
"State Roads Distribution Fund" account. Said orders of said
Comptroller shall be countersigned by the Governor, and shall
be payable to the State Treasurer as ex officio Treasurer of
the counties, respectively, participating therein. The monthly
schedule of installments to be so paid to or for such counties
shall be computed, determined and paid out monthly in the
following ratio, to-wit:
1. The proceeds of one cent of the said Second Gas Tax
shall be apportioned to the credit of the several counties on
the basis of area of said counties, that is to say, the appor-
tionment shall be to the county in the proportion that the
area of the county shall bear to the area of all the counties;
2. The proceeds of one cent of the said Second Gas Tax
shall be apportioned to the credit of the several counties on
the basis of population of the counties, that is to say, the ap-
portionment shall be to the county in the proportion that the
population of the county shall bear to the total population of
the State, as determined by the last preceding general State or
Federal Census taken; and
(3) The proceeds of one cent (Ic) of said Second Gas Tax
shall be apportioned to the credit of the several counties on
the basis of contribution which has heretofore been made by
the respective counties and/or special road and bridge districts
or other special taxing districts of such counties to the con-
struction of state roads, either through funds or the equivalent
thereof of the county and/or special road and bridge district,
or other special taxing districts, of such counties turned over
to the State Road Department from time to time or through
roads constructed by the counties and/or special road and
bridge districts or other special taxing districts of such coun-
ties at county or district expense, and which were then or
thereafter made a part of the existing State Highway System.
(c) Whenever the amount 'furnished, advanced, paid out,
contributed or expended by any county and/or special road
and bridge district or other special taxing district of such
county, directly, or through the State Road Department, in the
construction or building of such State roads within such
county, has been returned to such county, such county shall
continue to participate in the distribution of the three (3c)
cents of the Second Gas Tax as provided in Section 8 (b)
hereof, so that thereafter a sum equal to the sum provided to
be returned to or for such county under this Act shall be
monthly paid into the State Road License Fund, and same is
hereby monthly appropriated to the use of the State Road De-
partment for the construction within said county of those
State roads within such county which were at the time of the
passage of this Act designated as and recognized by the State
Road Department as being a part of the first, second or third
preferential system of State roads, and which roads, to the
extent of such funds, are to be constructed and built in such
counties, respectively, by the State Road Department as soon
as practicable as State projects and undertakings.
Such funds shall be applied and used by the State Road De-
partment for such purpose and not otherwise, and the ex-
pense of constructing said .roads is hereby declared to be a
legitimate proper State expense to be incurred for a general
and State purpose.
When any county in th e State of Florida no longer partici-
pates under the provisions of this Act in the return to or for
it of moneys contributed for the construction of State roads,
as herein provided, and when these roads shall have been con-
structed which are at the time of the passage of this Act a
part of the first, second and third preferential system of State
roads within such county, then and hereafter all funds there-
after derived from the Second Gas Tax theretofore allotted or
appropriated to or for said county shall be transferred to the
State Road License Fund of the State of Florida in the man-
ner and to be expended as provided by law.
Section 9. All moneys provided for hereunder to be credited
to the various counties of the State and so paid to the State
Treasurer as ex officio County Treasurer shall be administered
by the Board of Administration, as provided by law.
Moneys to be used for road and bridge construction in the
completion of the first, second and third preferential state
road system within any county, as herein provided, shall be
placed in the State Treasury in the State Road License Fund
to the credit of the State Road Department and same is hereby
appropriated for use by said State Road Department in the
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construction of roads and bridges in such preferential road
system in the various counties to which the same is credited.
Section 10. For the purposes of this Act, any funds derived
from the sale of any bonds, time warrants, certificates of in-
debtedness, or other general obligations of any county, or
special road and bridge district of any county, heretofore
turned over or delivered to the State of Florida to the credit
of the State Road Department by any county, or special road
and bridge district thereof, to apply toward the construction
or building of any state road, shall be considered as an ad-
vance or payment to said State Road Department and sub-
ject to repayment and return to such county under the pro-
visions of this Act to the amount only of the proceeds re-
ceived by the State of Florida from the sale thereof. Any
funds, bonds, time warrants, certificates of indebtedness, or
other general obligation, of any county, or any special road
and bridge district, turned over and delivered to the State of
Florida to the use of the State Road Department in construct-
ing State roads, and now remaining in the State Treasury,
and not now contracted to be expended, shall be returned to
the respective counties and/or special road and bridge districts
that turned over and delivered the same, as soon as prac-
ticable, by the proper State officials.
Section 11. The term "dealer" as used herein or in any pro-
ceedings under this Act shall be deemed and taken to mean
any person, firm, corporation or association engaged in the
business of selling in this State such of the products covered
by this Act as have been divested of their interstate character,
and the tax hereby imposed upon the quantity of such pro-
duct sold in this State shall be collected only once and then
upon the first sale after the same has lost its interstate char-
acter. The term "road" as used herein, or in any proceeding
under this Act, shall be deemed and taken to include high-
ways and bridges.
Section 12. Each wholesale dealer in gasoline, or other like
products of petroleum, shall, when making his report to the
Comptroller of the amount of such products sold in this State
upon which the tax herein provided is due and payable by
him to the Comptroller of the State of Florida for the use of
the State of Florida, at the same time report to the Comp-
troller each and every sale made by such dealer of any quantity
of gasoline, or other like products, which shall not have been
at the time of such sale divested of its interstate character,
which report shall show the name and business location of the
person, firm or corporation to whom the same is sold in
this State. Every dealer shall, at the time other reports are
required to be made to the Comptroller, report to the Comp-
troller each and every purchase of such products not thereto-

fore divested of their interstate character made by such
dealer upon which the tax is shown by the invoice thereof to
have been assumed for report and payment by the dealer
selling to him.
Section 13. Each dealer when selling to any other dealer
any of the products herein taxed shall render an invoice of
such sale to the purchaser and upon such invoice the dealer
so rendering such invoice shall plainly state thereon whether
or not the tax herein required will be reported and paid by
him, and the purchaser so buying and receiving such prod-
ucts may full rely upon the statement so made in such in-
voice.
Section 14. Any person, firm, corporation or association
violating any of the provisions of this AfL for the first of-
fense, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished
accordingly, and for the second or further offense, shall be
punished by a fine of not more than Five Thousand ($5,000.00)
Dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term of
not more than twelve months, provided, however, that the
penalties provided in this section shall be in addition to those
provided for in Section 2 of this Act.
Section 15. If any dealer shall collect from another, upon
"an invoice rendered, the tax herein contemplated, and shall
fail to report and pay the same to the Comptroller, as herein
provided, he shall be deemed to be guilty of embezzlement of
funds, the property of the State of Florida, and upon con-
viction shall be punished as if convicted of larceny of a like
sum.
Section 16. Nothing in this Act shall be construed so as to
apply to crude oil, fuel oil, or kerosene oil.
Section 17. Nothing in this Act shall be construed as re-
pealing any part of Chapter 7905, Acts of 1919, known as the
"Gasoline Inspection Act."
Section 18. Chapter 14573, Acts of 1929 being "An Act
providing for the raising of special revenue for the purpose
of education in this State by providing for an additional tax
on gasoline; by an ad valorem tax on all real and personal
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on deposit in the various banks of the state," be and the same
is hereby repealed; also Chapter 14575 Laws of Florida, Acts
of 1929, being "An Act to amend Sections 1 and 4 of Chapter
9120 Laws of Florida, Acts of 1923, entitled "An Act imposing
license tax upon gasoline or other like products of petroleum;
providing for reports of sale of such commodities to the
Comptroller of the State of Florida; providing for the dis-
tribution of the monies derived from such tax and fixing a
penalty for the violation of the provisions of this Act, and to
repeal all laws in conflict with this Act," as amended by Sec-
tion 1 of Chapter 10025, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925, and
as further amended by Chapter 12037, Laws of Florida, Acts
of 1927, said Sections 1 and 4 being Sections 1153 and 1156
of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927," be and same
is hereby repealed; also all laws in conflict with the pro-
visions of this Act be and same are hereby repealed.
Section 19. If any part of this law applicable to the dis-
tribution of the "Second Gas Tax" should be held unconstitu-
tional or to be ineffective for any reason, then all or
such part of said "Second Gas Tax" so affected, shall be re-
ceived into the State Treasury and paid into a Special State
Fund hereby created and designated "Second Gas Tax Fund,"
which fund shall be held intact, and the sums therein shall
not be distributed except upon legislation to be enacted by
some subsequent legislature of the State of Florida.
Section 20. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 1931.
Mr. Tomasello moved the adoption of the substitute amend-
ment for Senate Amendment No. 2 to House Bill No. 65-X.
Pending consideration thereof.
Mr. Caldwell of Santa Rosa, offered the following substitute
amendment to the substitute amendment for Senate amend-
ment No. 2 to House Bill No. 65-X:
Strike out all after Section 1 and insert in lieu thereof the
following:
Section 2. If any dealer shall fail to make the report and
payment to the Comptroller as herein provided on or before
the 16th day of the month succeeding the month for which
said taxes are due as herein provided, the Comptroller, after
having given at least five days notice to such dealer, estimate
the amount of such products sold by such dealer during such
month from such information as he may be able to obtain and
shall add ten per centum to the amount of such taxes, as esti-
mated, as the penalty for the failure of such dealer to make
such report or payment and shall proceed to collect such taxes
together with such penalty and costs in the same manner as
delinquent railroad taxes are collected by law.
Section 3 All moneys derived from the gas taxes imposed
by this Act shall be paid into the State Treasury by the Comp-
Srollet. as follows:
FIRST GAS TAX: Shall be paid into the "State Road Li-
cense Fund";
SECOND GAS TAX: Shall be paid into the "State Aid
Fund" which said fund is hereby created for the purpose of
receiving all moneys to be derived under the said Second Gas
Tax. The "State Aid Fund" is hereby created for the purpose
of aiding and assisting the several counties of the State in the
performance of State functions, as herein provided.
The Second Gas Tax shall be distributed and apportioned
to the several counties as hereinafter set forth.
Section 4. The Comptroller shall issue to the licensee dealer
in gasoline a receipt or certificate evidencing the payment of
said license fees Said receipt or certificate shall be posted on
display and be s.o kept at all times open to the public view at
the place of business for which same is issued.
Section 5. All moneys derived from the license tax of ten
($10.00) dollars imposed by this law for State license shall
be paid into the State Treasury in a special fund to be credited
to the account of the Comptroler and shall be subject to the
payment by the Comptroller of the expenses incident to the
administration of this law, including postage, clerical aid and
costs and expenses incident to litigation, and the payment of
such sums of money as the Comptroller may from time to
time determine shall be refunded to any person making over-
payment into said several funds hereby created.
The remainder, if any, of the moneys in such special fund
shall be transferred in the State Treasury to the credit of the
"State Road License Fund" and transfers of money to such
fund shall be made by the State Treasurer from time to time.
Section 6. All moneys in the "State Road License Fund"
shall be used for the construction and maintenance of State
roads, as provided by law, under the direction of the State
Road Department, which department may from time to time
make requisition on the Comptroller for funds to pay for the
construction and maintenance of State roads. Money from
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the State Treasurer pursuant to vouchers, and shall be paid
in like manner as other State warrants are paid out of the ap-
propriate funds against which same are drawn, and all sums
of money necessary to provide for the payment of said war-
rants by the Comptroller drawn upon said funds are hereby
appropriated annually out of said funds for the purpose of
making such payments from time to time.
Section 7. It is hereby expressly recognized, determined
and declared by the Legislature of the State of Florida that
all public roads and bridges in the several counties of the
State of Florida are and will continue to be in part State
projects, and that the repairing, maintaining, building, con-
structing and working of such roads and bridges, although
done by the several counties of the State of Florida, are
partially done in the performance of a primary State func-
tion. It is further expressly recognized, determined and de-
clared that the State of Florida has plenary control over all
public roads and bridges in the State of Florida and that such
public roads and bridges exist for the benefit and enjoyment
of all of the people of the State of Florida, even though some
or all of them may be by law called county roads and under
the jurisdiction of counties or districts as political subdivis-
ions of the State of Florida. For the purpose of this Act the
several counties of the State of Florida are authorized to
maintain, repair, build, construct and work any and all public
roads and bridges within the several counties in the perform-
ance of State duties and functions, insofar as the exercise
of such authority is not in conflict with the rules and reg-
ulations of the State Road Department and/or the laws re-
lating thereto.
Section 8. The proceeds of the Second Gas Tax shall be
apportioned, distributed and paid to the several counties of
the State of Florida from the "State Aid Fund" as follows:
(A) The proceeds of one cent per gallon of said Second
Gas Tax shall be apportioned in the proportion that the area
of each county shall bear to the area of the State.
(B) The proceeds of one cent per gallon of the said Sec-
ond Gas Tax shall be apportioned to the several counties in
the proportion that the population of each county shall bear
to the population of the State as determined by the last pre-
ceding Federal census.
(C) The proceeds of one-half of one cent per gallon of the
said Second Gas Tax shall be apportioned to the several'
counties in the proportion that the assessed valuation for
State and county taxation of all of the property in each
county shall bear to the assessed valuation of all of the prop-
erty in the State as the same is determined by the Comp--
troller of the State of Florida for the last preceding year.
(D) The proceeds of one-half of one cent per gallon of
the said Second Gas Tax shall be apportioned to the several
counties in the proportion that the number of miles of State,
roads in each of the several counties being maintained by
the State Road Department on June first, A. D. 1931, bears to
the total number of miles of such roads in the State of
Florida being maintained by the State Road Department on,
said date, as determined by the State Road Department as
of said date, which shall be determined by said Department
as of said date and certified to the State Comptroller within
thirty (30) days after the passage of this Act.
All of the moneys apportioned to the several counties under
the provisions of this Act from the "State Aid Fund" shall
be paid and distributed to the Road and Bridge Fund of each
of the several counties of the State of Florida. The Comp-
troller of the State of Florida shall each month, draw his
order or warrant on the Treasurer of the State for the full.
net amount of moneys then in the State Treasury in said
"State Aid Fund", specifying the counties to which said mon-
eys shall be' paid and the amount to be paid to each county
respectively. The said order or warrant -f the Comptroller
shall be countersigned by the Governor, and thereupon the,
State Treasurer shall transmit to the County Road and Bridge
Fund of each county, the moneys so directed to be paid. All
orders or warrants shall be drawn, signed and countersigned
in the manner now provided by law for other State orders
or warrants.
Section 9. Prior to June first of each year it shall be the,
duty of the Comptroller to furnish to the Clerk of the Circuit
Court of each county, as county auditor, an estimate of the
revenues to be received by each of the several counties of the
State of Florida under the provisions of this Act and it shall"
be the duty of each such Clerk. as County Auditor, to include
the same in his estimate of revenue and receipts other than,
from taxes to be levied, as provided for by Section 1524 of
the Revised General Statutes of Florida, the same being Sec--
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Section 10. The term "dealer" as used herein or in any
proceedings under this Act shall be deemed and taken to
mean any person, firm, corporation or association engaged
in the business of selling in this State such of the products
covered by this Act as have been divested of their interstate
character, and the taxes hereby imposed upon the quantity
of such product sold in this State shall be collected only once
and then upon the first sale after the same has lost its inter-
state character. The term "road" as used herein, or in any
proceeding under this Act, shall be deemed and taken to in-
clude all public roads and bridges.
Section 11. Each wholesale dealer in gasoline, or other like
products of petroleum, when making the reports herein re-
quired to the Comptroller of the amount of such products
sold in this State upon which the taxes herein levied are due
and payable by such dealer to the Comptroller of the State
of Florida for the use of the State, shall, at the same time
report to the Comptroller each and every sale made by such
dealer of any quantity of gasoline, or other like products,
which shall not have been at the time of such sale divested
of its interstate character, which report shall show the name
and business location of the person, firm, or corporation to
whom the same is sold in this State. Every dealer shall, at
the time other reports are required to be made to the Comp-
troller, report to the Comptroller each and every purchase of
such products not theretofore divested of their interstate
character made by such dealer upon which the taxes are
shown by the invoice thereof to have been assumed for report
and payment by the dealer selling to him.
Section 12. Each dealer when selling to any other dealer
any of the products herein taxed shall render an invoice of
such sale to the purchaser and upon such invoice the dealer
.E rendering such invoice shall plainly state thereon whether
o? not the taxes herein required will be reported and paid by
him, and the purchaser so buying and receiving such products
may fully rely upon the statement so made in such invoice.
Section 13. Any person, firm, corporation or association
violating any of the provisions of this Act for the first offense,
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished ac-
cordingly, and for the second or further offense, shall be pun-
ished by a fine of not more than Five Thousand ($5,000.00)
Dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term of
not more than twelve months, provided, however,, that the
penalties provided in this section shall be in addition to those
provided for in Section 2 of this Act.
Section 14. If any dealer shall collect from another, upon
an invoice rendered, the taxes herein contemplated, and shall
fail to report and pay the same to the Comptroller, as herein
provided, he shall be deemed to be guilty of embezzlement of
funds, the property of the State of Florida, and upon con-
viction shall be punished as if convicted of larceny of a like
sum.
Section 15. Nothing in this Act shall be construed so as
to apply to crude oil, fuel oil, or kerosene oil.
Section 16. Nothing in this Act shall be construed as re-
pealing an:- part of Chapter 7905, Acts of 1919, known as the
"Gasoline Inspection Act."
Section 17. Chapter 14373, Acts of 1929, being "An Act
providing for the raising of special revenue for the purpose
o' education in this State by providing for an additional tax
on gasoline; by an ad valorem tax on all real and personal
property in the State, and appropriating all interest received
on deposit in the various banks of the State," be and the same
is hereby repealed; also Chapter 14575, Laws of Florida, Acts
of 1929, being "An Act to amend Sections 1 and 4 of Chapter
9120, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1923, entitled "An Act imposing
license tax upon gasoline or other like products of petroleum;
providing for reports of sale of such commodities to the Comp-
troller of the State of Florida; providing for the distribution
of the monies derived from such tax and fixing a penalty for
the violation of the provisions of this Act, and to repeal all
laws in conflict with this Act," as amended by Section 1 of
Chapter 10025, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925, and as further
amended by Chapter 12037, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1927,
said Sections 1 and 4 being Sections 1153 and 1156 of the
Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927" be and the same is
hereby repealed; also all laws in conflict with the provisions
of this Act be and same are hereby repealed.
Section 18. If any part of this law applicable to the dis-
tribution of the "Second Gas Tax" should be held unconstitu-
tional or to be ineffective for any reason, then all or such
part of said "Second Gas Tax" so affected, shall be received
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hereby created and designated "Second Gas Tax Fund," which
fund shall be held intact and the sums therein shall not be
distributed except upon legislation to be enacted at some sub-
sequent session of the Legislature of the State of Florida.
Section 19. This Act shall take effect on August 1, 1931.
Mr. Caldwell moved the adoption of the substitute amend-
ment to the substitute amendment to Senate Amendment No. 2
to House Bill No. 65-X.
Mr. Tomasello moved that the substitute amendment to the
substitute amendment for Senate Amendment No. 2 to House
Bill No. 65-X be laid upon the table.
Pending consideration thereof the hour of one o'clock P. M.
having arrived, the House of Representatives stood adjourned
until 3:00 o'clock this afternoon.

AFTERNOON SESSION
The House of Representatives 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, 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), Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly,
Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee),
Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews
(Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Mar-
ion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker,
Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone,
Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell Bre-
vard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, War-
ner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman,
Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-93.
A quorum present.
Consideration of Senate Amendment to-
House Bill No. 65-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to taxation, levying and
imposing an excise tax on gasoline and other like products
of petroleum in addition to other taxes thereon; levying and
imposing a license tax on every dealer in gasoline or any
other like product of petroleum; providing for the report of
sale of such commodities, and the collection and payment of
such taxes; creating special funds for the reception of such
taxes; providing the purpose of such taxes, and for the de-
posit, appropriation and disposition of the proceeds derived
from such taxes, and prescribing the duties of certain offi-
cials with reference thereto; repealing Chapter 14573, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1929, relating to the subject of gasoline
taxes; repealing Chapter 14575, Acts of 1929, relating to the
subject of gasoline taxes, and all laws in conflict with this
Act; providing for the enforcement of this Act and penalties
for violation hereof; and other matters in connection with
all of the above.
Pending on motion to lay amendment to the substitute
amendment for Senate Amendment No. 2 on the table when
House adjourned at one o'clock today.
Was resumed.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to lay the
amendment to the substitute amendment on the table.
Upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Bass, Beasley, Black, Bled-
soe, Brown, Chapman, Coffee, Collier, Davis, Douglas, Dur-
rance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Hagan, Holmes, Kanner, Ken-
drick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee),
Lindler, Lowe, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), Morton, McRory, Nordman, Parker, Poppell, Rob-
erts, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed,
Stewart, Strickland, Sturkie, Teague, Tomasello, Wainwright,
Ward, Wentworth, Westbrook, Whitman, Wicker, Zim-54.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews, Barrow, Bloodworth,
Booth, Blount, Brock, Caldwell, Chappell, Dann, Harrell, Horne
(Jackson), Horne (Madison), Kehoe, Kelly, Madison, Mason,
Mathews (Duval), Page, Prine, Robineau, Stone, Strom, Tay--
lor, Trammell (Calhoun), Walker, Warner, Watson, Wester,
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PAIRS ON AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL NO. 65-X
I am paired with Mr. Mitchell of Indian River County. If
he was present he would vote "I". I would vote "No".
G. P. WOOD.
I am paired with Mr. Yearty of Levy County.
If present he would vote "Aye", I vote no.
R. K. LEWIS,
Palm Beach County.
The motion to lay the amendment to the Substitute amend-
ment for Senate Amendment No. 2 on the table was agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion to adopt the substitute
substitute amendment for Senate Amendment No. 2 to House
Bill No. 65-X:
Mr. Mathews of Duval offered the following amendment to
ment to the substitute amendment for Senate Amendment No.
2 to House Bill No. 65-X.
In Section 9, line 4, add the following:
Although the SECOND GAS TAX is hereby determined to
be a State Tax and although Jhe said tax is to be adminis-
tered by the said Board of Administration, and although the
Board of Administration is directed to use such money only
for the purpose of assisting Counties and Districts in the pay-
ment of principal or interest of County and district bonds, it
is hereby determined that it is not the purpose and intent of
this Act that any of the said State taxes levied or any of
the State money is appropriated for the purpose of paying, in
whole or in part, any of the interest or principal of bonds of
Counties and Districts.
Mr. Mathews of Duval moved the adoption of the amend-
ment to the Substitute amendment for Senate amendment No.
2, to House Bill No. 65-X.
Pending consideration thereof.
Mr. Lee of Highlands asked that the rules be waived and
:that he be allowed to introduce a bill.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Lee of Highlands-
House Bill No. 125-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to fix the pay of members,
officers and attaches of the Legislature of the State of Flor-
ida, for Extraordinary Session of 1931, and providing for
certain expenses of the same, and making appropriation for
the payment of the same.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr Lee (Highlands) moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 125-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 125-X was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Lee (Highlands) moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 125-X be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 125-X was read a thirC time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brown, Caldwell,
Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Collier Dann, Davis, Elliott, Fin-
layson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jack-
son) Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick,
Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manateee). Lewis
(Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Moon (Citrus),
McRory, Nordman, Rowe, Rogers, Shackelford, Sturkie, Taylor,
Tomasello, Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, .Valker, Warner,
Westbrook, Wester, Whitman, Wicker-63.
Nays-Messrs. Poppell, Smith-2.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr..Lee (Highlands) moved that the rules be further waived
,and that House BiL No. 125-X be immediately certified to the
Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 125-X was ordered immediately certified
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MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 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-
House Bill No. 125-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to fix the pay of members, of-
ficers and attaches of the Legislature of the State of Flor-
ida for Extraordinary Session of 1931 and providing for cer-
tain expenses of the same, and making appropriation for
the payment of the same.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bill No. 125-X, contained in the above message,
was referred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.
Mr. Wentworth, of Taylor, Chairman of the Committee on
Education "B", submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 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. Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 76-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An. Act "to abolish the office of school
trustee in all special tax school districts in the State of Florida
and to vest the powers and duties of the boara of trustees of
each such district with the board of public instruction of the
county in which such district is located."
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Lewis and Barrow.
Nays-Messrs. Wentworth, Chappell, Finlayson, Andrews,
and West.
Very respectfully,
A. H. WENTWORTH,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 76-X, contained in the above report,
was laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. Coffee of DeSoto, Chairman of the Committee on
Public Health, submitted the following report:
House of. Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 17, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Public Health, to whom was referred:
House Bill No. 87-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Sections 210 and 211,
Revised General Statutes of Florida 1920, 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,
salary and term of office of such commissioner; and to repeal
Sections 1 and 2 of Chapter 6475, Acts of 1913, Laws of Flor-
ida, 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 tc 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 Com-
missioner shall be conferred upon and exercised and per-
formed by the State Board of Health as created by Chapter
3839 Acts of 1889, the same being Section 3142, Compiled
General Laws or 1927.
Have had the same under consideration, and make no
recommendation.
Committee vote was as follows:











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Yeas-Messrs. Coffee, Dann, Fuller, Blount, and Mason.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Strickland, and Kennedy.
Very respectfully,
J. H. COFFEE,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 87-X, contained in the above report,
was placed on :he Calendar of Bills on second reading.
The question recurred on the motion by Mr. Mathews of
Duval to adopt the amendment offered by himself.
Pending consideration thereof.
Mr. Caldwell of Santa Rosa offered the following amend-
ment to the amendment to the substitute amendment for Sen-
ate Amendment No. 2 to House Bill No. 65-X;
In line 6 strike out the word "not".
Mr. Caldwell moved the adoption of the amendment to the
amendment to the substitute amendment for Senate amend-
ment No. 2 to House Bill No. 65-X:
Mr. Tomasello of Okeechobee moved the previous question
on the amendment to the amendment to the substitute amend-
ment, and the amendment to the substitute amendment and
the substitute amendment to the Senate Amendment No. 2 to
House Bill No. 65-X.
Which was agreed to.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to adopt the
amendment to the amendment to the substitute amendment
for Senate Amendment No. 2.
Upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews, Barrow, Booth, Blount,
Brown. Caldwell, Dann, Kelly, Madison, Mathews (Duval),
Morton, Robineau, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Trammell (Calhoun),
Warner, Wester, West, Wood-21.
Nays--Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Bass, Beasley, Black, Bled-
soe, Bloodworth, Brock, Bullard, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee,
Collier, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller,
Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jackson), Horne (Mad-
ison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee
(Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lindler, Lowe, Mason, Mattheus
(Gilchlist Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), McKenzie, Mc-
Rory, Noldinan. Page, Parker, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Rowe,
Rogers. Sapp. Shackelford, Sledge. Smith, Steed, Stewart,
Strickland. Sturkie, Teague, Tomasello, Wainwright, Walker,
Waid. Watson. Wentworth. Westbrook, Whitman, Wicker,
Zim--68.
The motion to adopt the amendment to the amendment to
the substitute amendment was not agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion to adopt the amend-
ment to the substitute amendment for the Senate Amendment
No. 2.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to adopt the
amendment to the substitute amendment.
Upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews, Barrow, Bledsoe,
Bloodworth. Blount, Brock, Bullard, Caldwell, Dann, Home
(Jackson Kehoe. Lea (Manatee), Madison, Mason, Mathews
IDuvali, Prine, Rowe, Stone, Wester, West, Wood-22.
Nays-Messrs. Albury. Anderson, Bass, Beasley. Black. Booth,
Brown, Burnetr. Chapman. Chappell, Coffee. Collier. Davis,
Douglas. Durrance. Elliott. Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan,
Harrell, Holmes, Horne Madison). Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Ken-
drick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lindler, Lowe, Mat-
theus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton,
McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Poppell, Roberts,
Robineau, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed.
Stewart. Strickland. Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Toma-
sello. Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Ward, Warner. Wat-
son.. Wentworth. W estbrook, Whitman, Wicker, Zim-67.
The motion to adopt the amendment to the substitute
amendment was not agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion to adopt the substi-
tute amendment for the Senate amendment No. 2, to House
Bill No. 65-X.
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substitute amendment for the Senate amendment together
with House Bill No. 65-X be recommitted to the Committee
on Finance and Taxation.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to again refer
the bill and amendments to the Committee on Finance and
Taxation.
Upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews, Bloodworth, Blount,
Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chappell, Home
(Jackson), Horne (Madison), Kehoe, Madison, Mason, Math-
ews (Duval), Page, Prine, Robineau, Stone, Strom, Taylor,
Teague, Walker, Warner, Watson, Wester, West, Wood, Zim
-30.
Black, Bledsoe, Booth, Chapman, Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis,
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Barrow, Bass, Beasley,
Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller. Goff, Hagan,
Holmes, Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee
(Highlands), Lindler, Lowe, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Cit-
rus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman,
Parker, Poppell, Roberts, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledee. Smith. Steed. Stewart, Strickland, Sturkie. Tomasello,
Trammell Bretard '. Trammell Calhoun', WVainwrlght. Ward.
Wentworth. Westbrook. Whitman-58.
The motion to recommit was not agreed to.
Mr. Tomasello moved that the time for adjournment be ex-
tended until 5:15 o'clock P. M.
Mr. Wester moved as a substitute that the House do now
adjourn.
The roll call being demanded on the substitute motion to
now adjourn.
Upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews, Barrow, Blount, Brown,
Bullard, Caldwell, Chappell, Home (Madison), Kehoe, Kelly,
Madison, Mason, Page, Prine, Robineau, Taylor, Walker, War-
ner, Wester, West, Wood-22.
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Bass, Beasley, Black, Bled-
soe, Bloodworth, Booth, Brock, Burnett, Chapman, Coffee, Col-
lier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Ful-
ler, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jackson), Kanner,
Keen, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lewis
(Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Mathews (Duval', Mattheus
(Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McKen-
zie, McRory, Nordman, Parker, Poppell, Roberts, Rowe, Rogers,
Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland,
Strom, Sturkie, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard),
Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Ward, Watson, Wentworth,
Westbrook, Whitman. Wicker, Zim-67.
The motion to now adjourn was not agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion to extend the time
for adjournment until 5:15 o'clock P. M.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to extend the
time for adjournment, upon the call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Barrow, Bass, Beasley,
Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Burnett, Chapman, Coffee, Collier,
Dann, Davia, Douglas, Durrance. Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller,
Hagan, Holmes, Kanner. Keen, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson,
Lee (Highlands'. Lea 'Manatee, Lindler. Lowe, Matthetls
*Gilchrist Moon Citrus' Moona (Marion), Morton, McKetziee.
McRory, Norldman, Parker, Poppell, Roberts, Rowel Rogers,,
Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed. Stewart, Strickland,
Sturkie, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell Brevard', Wainwright,
Ward, Wentworth, Westbrook. Whitman. Zim-59.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews. Booth. Blount. Brock.
Brown, Bullard, Caldwell, Chappell, Goff, Harrell, Hornme
(Jackson), Horne (Madison), Kehoe, Kelly, Lewis (Palm
Beach), Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Page. Prine, Rob-
ineau, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Walker, Warner, Watson, Wester,
West, Wicker, Wood-32.
The motion to extend the time for adjournment was not
agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The hour of five o'clock P. M. having arrived the House of
Representatives stood adjourned until 10 o'clock A. M. Thurs-
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THURSDAY, J
The House was called to order by the Speaker Pro Tern 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, 3urnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee,
Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson,Ful-
ler, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (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), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton,
McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Poppell, Prine,
Roberts, 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, Went-
worth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,
Zim-93.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Journal of Wednesday, June 17, was corrected and as
corrected, was approved.
READING COMMUNICATIONS
The following communication was received, read, and or-
dered spread on the Journal:
STATE OF FLORIDA
OFFICE OF STATE TREASURER
TALLAHASSEE
June 17, 1931
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
My dear Mr. Speaker:
In compliance with House Resolution No. 9-X, adopted by
your Honorable Body today, I transmit herewith, statement
in tabular form as at close of business this date, showing all
securities owned by the Principal of State School Fund, which
statement contains detailed description of all bonds owned by
the Fund, date of purchase, date of issue, date of maturity
and interest rate of the bonds, rate paid, yield, par value and
actual cost, exclusive of accrued interest, as to each separate
transaction.
These securities are listed in the same order as they appear
on pages 77 and 78 of the printed Report of the State Treas-
urer for fiscal year ending June 30, 1930, for convenience of
reference and so as to correspond with the total, $4,399,900.00,
which appears at bottom of page 78 of said printed report,
which is the total of bonds owned by the Fund as at July 1,
1929. The accompanying tabulation brings the statement
down to date.



It will be observed that total se-
curities owned by Principal of
State School Fund at July 1, 1929,
was ......................................................
(exclusive of accrued interest at
time of purchase).
Purchases from July 1, 1929 to June
17, 1931 .............................

Deduct securities matured and re-
deemed during the period July 1,
1929 to June 17, 1931 ...................



Par Value Actual Cost


$4,399,900.00 $4,452,446.51


247,500.00 235,357.15
$4,647,400.00 $4,487,803.66

62,800.00 62,800.00



Total securities now in the Fund $4,584,600.00 $4,625,003.66
Paragraph 2 of Section 1, of the Resolution above referred
to, requests of the State Treasurer: "That he obtain from the
best sources available to him the present market value of all
such securities as may be held in the State School Fund." I
do not believe that it will be possible, before the final adjourn-



ARY SESSION


E OF REPRESENTATIVES

[UNE 18, 1931
ment of the present Extraordinary Session to assemble suffi-
cient information as to the present market value of these se-
curities to be of any real benefit to the Legislature, although
I will be glad to correspond with financial houses both within
and without the State of Florida, in an effort to secure such
data, if it is the desire of the House that I follow this course.
I believe the members will understand, after examining the
accompanying tabulation, that the State Board of Education
paid current market prices for the various bonds now in the
Principal of State School Fund, taking into consideration con-
ditions prevailing at the dates of the several purchases. It
will be borne in mind that these bonds were purchased for
permanent investment, and that considerable fluctuation in
the market values of any securities must be expected over a
greater or lesser period of time. It will be recalled that at
about the time of the close of the World War, United States
Liberty Bonds sold at around 85 per cent of par value, or
less, but recovered within a comparatively short time, and for
some years past and at the present time command a high
premium in the market. Recently, however, and especially
since the stock market crash in October 1929, the demand for
stocks and bonds has been very light and conditions in Florida
during the same period have still further contributed to a
decline in the marketable values of Florida County, District,
and Municipal bonds which comprise, by far the greater part
of the State School Fund investments.
While the bonds purchased for the Principal of State School
Fund may, under present depressed conditions, be valued be-
low the price paid for them, it is reasonable to believe that
if these bonds are all retained by the State School Fund as
a permanent investment, until the time of their respective
maturities, which was certainly the intention of the State
Board of Education at the time the various purchases were
made and which is still the purpose of the Board insofar as
I have any knowledge, I have sufficient confidence in the
people of Florida and the various counties, districts and mu-
nicipalities immediately concerned, to feel that all such bonds
will either be redeemed in full at maturity or replaced by
satisfactory refunding bonds and ultimately paid. There may
be some losses, but my present feeling is that at the outside
such losses would not exceed a small percentage of the total
moneys actually invested in these securities IF THEY ARE
HELD UNTIL THEIR RESPECTIVE MATURITY DATES.
If your Honorable Body desires any further information,
please let me know.
Respectfully yours.
W. V. KNOTT,
State Treasurer.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the communication to-
gether with the report filed herewith be spread in full upon
the Journal.
Mr. Tomasello moved as a substitute that the report be
referred to a special committee.
Mr. Taylor moved that the motion be laid on the table.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to lay on
the table, on call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews, Black, Bloodworth,
Booth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell,
Chappell, Dann, Davis, Goff, Harrell, Home (Jackson), Home
(Madison), Kehoe, Lewis (Palm Beach), Madison, Mason,
Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Morton, McKenzie,
McRory, Parker, Robineau, Shackelford, Sledge, Stone, Strom,
Taylor, Trammell (Calhoun), Walker, Watson, Westbrook,
Wester, West, Wood, Zim-42.
Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Bass, Coffee, Collier, Douglas,
Durrance, Elliott, Finlyason, Holmes, Kanner, Keen, Kelly,
Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lindler, Lowe, Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), Nordman, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Rowe, Rogers,
Sapp, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Sturkie, Teague, Tomasello,
Trammell (Brevard), Wainwright, Ward, Whitman, Wicker
-32.
The motion to lay on the table was agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion to spread the report in
full upon the Journal.
Which was agreed to.



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ANALYSIS OF SECURITIES IN STATE SCHOOL FUND


RECAPITULATION



June 17, 1931



ACTUAL COST
PAR VALUE (NOT INCLUDING
ACCRUED INTEREST)
Securities in Fund, July 1, 1929................................................................................................................$4,399.900.00 $4,452,446.51
Securities purchased from July 1, 1929, to June 17, 1931.............................................................. 247,500.00 235,357.15

$4,647,400.00 $4,687,803.66



Less amounts received for redemptions
Less amounts received for redemptions July 1, 19 29,
to June 17, 1931, which actually cost $61,670.00.........



62,800.00
&A MOA &Aft A



Balance securities in Fund, June 17, 1931



62,800.00
$4,625,003.66



On pages one to six, inclusive, of this statement are listed all bonds on hand July 1, 1929, as shown by Treasurer's printed
report for the period beginning July 1, 1929, at page 77 thereof, in order that such statement may be verified with the
printed report, if desired, thereby including a number of redemptions which have been made since July 1, 1929, and which
are shown on sheet No. 8 of this statement.
The Treasurer's printed report at page 79 under the head of "Securities Purchased During the Year," includes refund-
ing bonds received in exchange for matured bonds; and likewise, under the head of "Securities Matured and Redeemed
During the Year," some bonds released in exchange for refunding bonds are included, thus swelling the total figures in
the printed report, whereas, this statement shows the net result.

ANALYSIS OF SECURITIES OWNED BY THE STATE SCHOOL FUND
Showing Securities in Fund July 1, 1929



DATE OF INT.
PURCHASE DESCRIPTION OF BONDS RATE
11-17-28 Board Commrs. St. Institutions-note....6
9-10-25 Alachua Co. R&B Dist. No. 1...........5....
12-22-25 Alachua Co. R&B Dist. No. 1................/4
2-16-22 Baker County St. S. District No. 1........6
2-29-16 Bay County School Dist. No. 4.............5.
11-16-14 Bay County School Dist. No. 12..............5
9-12-25 Bay County R&B.....................................6
8-12-22 Bradford Co. Road Improvement.........6
8-12-22 Bradford Co. Road Improvement..........6
9-14-23 Broward County Highway...................6
9-14-23 Broward County Highway ........................6
9-14-23 Broward County Highway....................6
9-29-21 Broward Co. School Dist. No. 3..............6
12- 1-26 Broward Co. Time Warrants..................6
4-31-21 Calhoun Co. School Dist. No. 3............5/2
2-16-29 Citrus Co. School Dist. No. 3 ...................6
8- 6-21 Citrus Co. School Dist. No. 3.................6
9-14-23 Citrus County Road............................... 6
9-14-23 Citrus County Road...........................6.
9-14-23 Citrus County Road..................................6
9-14-23 Citrus County Road ...........................6..6
9-14-23 Citrus County Road............................... 6
9-14-23 Citrus County Road............................ 6
6-16-23 Citrus County Road..................................6
6-16-23 Citrus County Road............................6.
6-16-23 Citrus County Road..................................6
6-16-23 Citrus County Road............................6
7-20-12 Dade Co. Highway & Funding Bonds....4V2
4-15-12 Dade Co. Highway & Funding Bonds....41/2
9-30-12 Dade Co. Highway & Funding Bonds....41/2
4-14-17 Dade Co. Highway & Funding Bonds....4Y4
7-14-14 DeSoto School Dist. No. 5..................5
7-16-14 DeSoto School Dist. No. 3........................5
9- 3-24 DeSoto Co. Road Bonds......................51/2...
10-11-28 DeSoto Co. Road Bonds............................ 5V
12-15-15 DeSoto Co. School Dist. No. 10..............6
1-12-16 DeSoto Co. School Dist. Nos. 4 & 34......6
11- 5-28 DeSoto Co. B. P. I. Tax Anticp. Notes....6
Renewed 9-1-29, and again 9-1-30 for one y
7-21-27 Escambia Co. School Dist. No.. 20..........6
2-23-24 Gadsden Co. School Dist. No. 4..............5
4-16-24 Gadsden Co. School Dist. No. 4..............5
6- 9-24 Gadsden Co. School Dist. No. 5..............6
2-13-22 Gadsden Co. School Dist. No. 1..............6
4-22-21 Gadsden Co. School Dist. No. 1..............6



DATE
ISSUE MATURITY



11-17-28
7- 1-25
7- 1-25
8- 1-21
7- 1-15
9-21-14
6- 1-25
1- 1-22
1- 1-22
1- 1-22
1- 1-22
1- 1-22
1- 1-21
10-15-26
11-15-19
9- 6-20
9- 6-20
4- 1-23
4- 1-23
4- 1-23
4- 1-23
4- 1-23
4- 1-23
5- 1-23
5- 1-23
5- 1-23
5- 1-23
4- 1-10
4- 1-10
4- 1-10
4- 1-10
1- 1-14
2- 1-14
7- 1-24
7- 1-24
8- 1-15
8- 1-15
9- 1-28
'ear.
7- 1-26
7- 1-23
7- 1-23
4- 1-24
1- 1-22
1- 1-20



7- 1-29
7- 1-41-51
7- 1-41-51
8- 8-25-41
7- 1-30-45
3- 1-44
6- 1-35-54
1- 1-37
1- 1-34
1- 1-40-42
1- 1-40-42
1- 1-40-42
1- 1-27-36
10-15-27
11-15-39-49
11- 1-29-30
11- 1-31-35
7- 1-36-50
7- 1-36-50
7- 1-36-50
7- 1-36-50
7- 1-36-50
7- 1-36-50
7- 1-55
7- 1-56
7- 1-56
7- 1-56
4- 1-40
4- 1-40
4- 1-40
4- 1-40
1- 1-24
2- 1-44
7- 1-50-51
7- 1-42
8- 1-45
8- 1-20-25
9- 1-29
7- 1-29-56
7- 1-48-55
7- 1-56-57
4- 1-35-65
1- 1-23-37
7- 1-21-35



RATE
PAID
100
97
97
96
94
95
108.4736
103.68
103.14
106.45
106.69
106.92
95
100
90
90
97
105.49
106.81
107.24
107.44
107.82
108.45
107.595
107.705
107.803
107.895
97.50
98.50
100.00
102.00
97.00
96.50
100.00
100.00
99.00
99.00
100.00
95
92
92
98
100
97



YIELD

5.50
5.30

5.50
5.30
5.30
5%
5%
5.45
5.45
5.45

6

13.60
6.30
5.50
5.45



5.50






5.20
5.25
5.50
5.50
6.10


6.50
5.50
5.50
6.125
6.00
6.50



PAR VALUE
$ 100,000.00
62,000.00
62,000.00
16,000.00
12,000.00
25,000.00
250,000.00
21,000.00
10,000.00
10,000.00
5,000.00
20,000.00
12,000.00
15,000.00
22,000.00
2,000.00
10,000.00
2,000.00
4,000.00
9,000.00
8,000.00
9,000.00
8,000.00
7,000.00
8,000.00
7,000.00
8,000.00
9,000.00
10,000.00
1,000.00
10,000.00
23,000.00
20,000.00
24,000.00
6,000.00
20,000.00
10,000.00
20,000.00
9,400.00
11,000.00
4,000.00
8,000.00
9,000.00
14,000.00



ACTUAL COST
$ 100,000.00
60,140.00
60,140.00
19,200.00
11,280.00
23,750.00
271,184.00
21,772.80
10,314.00
10,645.00
5,334.50
21,348.00
11,400.00
15,000.00
19,800.00
1,800.00
9,700.00
2,109.80
4,272.40
9,651.60
8,595.20
9,703.80
8,676.00
7,531.65
8,616.40
7,546.21
8,631.60
8,775.00
9,850.00
1,000.00
10,200.00
22,310.00
19,300.00
24,000.00
6,000.00
19,800.00
9,900.00
20,000.00

8,930.00
10,120.00
3,680.00
7,840.00
9,000.00
13,580.00



.......................................................................



................................................................................................84,58 ,000.00











JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



June 18, 1931



DATE OF INT.
PURCHASE DESCRIPTION OF BONDS RATE
11- 3-26 Gadsden Co. Con. School Dist. No. 16....6
3-15-22 Gadsden Co. School Dist. No. 3..............6
11-15-26 Gulf Co. Court House & Jail....................6
12- 9-26 Gulf Co. School Dist. No. 16....................6
3- 5-20 Hamilton Co. Road Bonds....--------.... .5
7-22-24 Hardee Co. Highway Bonds.................6
7-22-24 Hardee Co. Highway Bonds..................5
8- 9-24 Hardee Co. Highway Bonds....................6
5- 9-25 Hendry Co. C. H. Bonds, & Highway....6
1-17-25 Hendry Co. C. H. & Highway Bonds......6
1-17-25 Hendry Co. C. H. & Highway Bonds......6
2-13-25 Hendry Co. Highway Bonds...---................6
1-17-25 Hendry Co. Highway Bonds....................6
2-13-25 Hendry Co. Highway Bonds.-....- ....6--
3-24-25 Hendry Co. Highway Bonds...................6
3-24-15 Hernando Co. Funding & Highway........5
3-11-26 Hernando Co. Road Improvement........ 5/
2-19-26 Hernando Co. Road Bonds......................51/2
8-16-21 Hernando Co. School Dist. No. 1............6
3-27-24 Hernando Co. Road Improvement........6
3'-27-24 He)nando CO. Road Improvement........6
6-16-24 Hernando Co. Road Improvement-.......6
6-24-24 Hernando Co. Road Improvement........6
6-24-24 Hernando Co. Road Improvement 6
10-25-24 Herniando Co. Road Improvement 6
11- 7-24 Hernando Co. Road Improvement 6
11-13-24 Hernando Co. Road Improvement........6
12- 6-24 Hernando Co, Road Improvement .. 6
12- 6-24 Hernando Co. Road Improvement 6
12-17-24 Hernando Co. Road Improvement 6
4-30-10 Iillgborough Co. Bonds 4
5-29-29 Holmes Co. S. B. Bonds, Dist. No. 7......5
6-22-14 Holmes Co. R&B Dist No. 1......................6
10-11-19 Holmes Co. R&B Dist. No. 1......................6
6-10-21 Holmes Co. School Dist. No. 7................6
3-17-22 Holmes Co. School Dist. No. 7-...............6
11- 9-27 Holmes Co. School Dist. No. 2-...............6
8-11-28 Holmes County School Dist. No. 8..........6
8-11-28 Holmes County School Dist. No. 8..........6
8-27-25 Holmes County School Warrants............61/2
11- 4-25 Indian Wiyer Co. Sp. R&B Dist. No. 4....6
11- 9-25 Indian River Co. Sp. R&B Dist No. 4....6
7- 7-10 Jackson County Court House Bonds......4
5- 6-20 Jackson County School Dist. No. 1..........51/2
3- 4-21 Jackson County School Dist. No. 1..........6
3- 4-21 Jackson County School Dist. No. 13........6
6-10-21 Jackson County School Dist. No. 4..........6
3- 3-27 Jackson County School Dist. No. 25........6
9-14*-23 Lake County R&B Bonds ............................6
10- 8-14 Lake County School Dist. No. 21............6
1-23-28 Lake Co. Public Instruction Warrants....6
1-15-27 Leon County Road Bonds-...................
12-11-14 Levy Co. Special School Dist. No. 7........6
6- 2-22 Levy Co. Special School Dist. No. 7........6
10-20-25 Levy County Road Bonds..........................-5:/2
9-12-13 Madison County Court House. .................5
1-12-16 Marion County School Dist. No. 10......5
3-11-22 Marion County Road Bonds....................5
3- 1-17 Marion County School Dist. No. 10........5
1-30-26 Nassau County Highway-------............................6
12-17-27 Okaloosa County School Dist. No. 9........6
9- 2-25 Okaloosa County School Dist. No. 11......6
7-12-21 Okaloosa County School Dist. No. 9........6
10-11-28 Okaloosa County Road Bonds----..................6
2-26-23 Pasco County Road Bonds-..................5 1/2
1-21-26 Pasco County Highway Bonds.................
1-21-26 Pasco County Highway Bonds..................6
1- 7-24 Pinellas County Highway ........................51/2
1--9-24 Pinellas County Highway Bonds..............51/2
1- 1-15 Pinellas Co. Sub. School Dist. No. 5........6
11-25-21 Pinellas Co. Sub. School Dist. No. 1.......- 6
2- 5-26 Polk Co. Special R&B Dist. No. 12..........6
9- 3-24 Putnam Co. Special R&B Dist. No. 6......51/2
9-26-25 Putnam Co. Special R&B Dist. No. 6......51/2
9-22-24 Putnam Co. Special R&B Dist. No. 6......5/2
7-20-20 St. Lucie Co. Public Highway Bonds......6
9-10-25 St. Lucie Co. Special R&B Dist. No. 5....6
1-17-21 Sumter County Road Bonds....................5
1-22-25 Sumter County Highway Bonds..............6
1-22-25 Sumter County Highway Bonds..............6
1-22-25 Sumter County Highway Bonds..............6
1-22-25 Sumter County Highway Bonds..............6
1-22-25 Sumter County Highway Bonds..............6



DATE
ISSUE MATURITY



7- 1-26
1- 1-22
1- 1-26
7- 1-26
2- 7-18
1- 1-24
1- 1-24
1- 1-24
1- 1-25
1- 1-25
1- 1-25
1- 1-25
1- 1-25
1- 1-25
1- 1-25
7- 1-14
9- 1-25
9- 1-25
4- 1-21
5- 1-24
5- 1-24
3- 1-24
3- 1-24
3- 1-24
3- 1-24
3- 1-24
3- 1-24
3- 1-24
3- 1-24
3- 1-24
7- 1-03
7- 1-29
11- 1-13
11- 1-13
1-15-20
1-15-20
10- 1-26
6- 1-28
6- 1-28
8-15-25
7- 1-25
7- 1-25
5- 1-06
9- 1-19
9- 1-20
7- 1-20
9- 1-20
1- 1-26
1- 1-23
9- 1-14.
1-10-28
7- 1-25
7- 1-14
7- 1-21
6-20-25
7- 1-13
12- 1-15
7- 1-20
3- 1-17
7- 1-25
7- 1-27
10-14-24
1-17-21
6- 1-27
1- 1-23
4- 1-25
4- 1-25
7- 1-23
7- 1-23
11- 1-14
9- 1-21
7- 1-25
7- 1-23
7- 1-23
7- 1-23
2- 1-20
7- 1-25
1- 1-20
1- 1-25
1- 1-25
1- 1-25
1- 1-25
1- 1-25



7- 1-37-51
7- 1-23-43
1- 1-37-43
7- 1-52
2- 7-48
1- 1-28-50
1- 1-50-56
1- 1-56-57
1- 1-30-34
1- 1-54
1- 1-55
1- 1-53
1- 1-52
1- 1-53
1- 1-30-38
7- 1-44
9- 1-55
9- 1-55
1- 1-36
5- 1-54
5- 1-54
3- 1-54
3- 1-54
3- 1-54
3- 1-54
3- 1-54
3- 1-54
3- 1-54
3- 1-54
3- 1-54
7- 1-33
3- 1-44-56
11- 1-43
11- 1-43
1-15-30-44
1-15-46-48
10- 1-29-50
6- 1-31-45
6- 1-31-45
8-15-29-33
7- 1-40-50
7- 1-41-55
5- 1-36
9- 1-39
9- 1-50
7- 1-50
9- 1-50
1- 1-55
1- 1-53
6- 1-29-44 .
1-10-29
7- 1-46
7-31-31
7- 1-40-46
6-20-50-55
7- 1-43
12- 1-35
7- 1-30-35
3- 1-37
7- 1-49-55
7- 1-30-51
10-14-54
1-17-51
5- 1-40
1- 1-39
4- 1-46-51
4- 1-40-46
7- 1-51
7- 1-52
11- 1-24-39
9- 1-51
7- 1-41-52
7- 1-53
7- 1-53
7- 1-53
2- 1-27-50
7- 1-42-55
1- 1-35
1- 1-57
7- 1-46-60
7- 1-46-60
7- 1-46-60
7- 1-46-60



RATE
PAID
98.50
100
97.50
95
96
104.86
104.86
104.86
103
107.2405
107.3634
107.1108
106.9741
107.1108
103
95
98.56
98.56
97
104.75
104.75
104.75
104.75
104.75
106.242
106242
106.239
106.239
106 239
106 234
99.40 F
9360
100.00
102.00
97
97
95
96.70
96.70
100.00
100
100
97
97.50
97
97
97
97.50
107.24
100
100
98
100.00 P
97
100
98
95
96
97
105.568
95
100
95
104.22
105.428
103.73
103.73
102.623
102.673
100
95
102.94
100.48
100
100
96
108.8435
85.00 F
112.4217
112.5614
110.1572
110.9033
111.9208



YIELD PAR VALUE
6.125 $ 30,000.00
14,000.00
21,000.00
24,000.00
5.25 39,000.00
22,000.00
16,000.00
5,000.00
5.40 8,000.OC
16,000.00
17,000.00
4,000.00
4,000.00
9,000.00
17,000.00
50,000.00
5.40 25,000.00
5.40 100.000.00
12,000.00
21.000.00
19000 00
10,000.00
17,000.00
8.000.00
8,000.00
2.000.00
5,000.06
2,000.00
4.000.00
4,000.00
20.000.00
20,000.00
36,000.00
2,000.00
8,000.00
6.125 2,000.00
22,000.00
9,000 00
11,000.00
16,00.00
57,000.00
40.00000
4,000100
5.70 20,000.00
10,000 00
10,000:00
17,000:00
28,000.00
44,000.00
27,500.00
30,000.00
20,000.00
10.000 00
10.000.00
20,000 00
28,000 00
8.000.00
20.00000
2,500.00
5.60 270.000 00
6.50 50.000.00
5.000.00
8.000.00
5.50 10.000.00
5.00 5.000.00
53,000 00
47.000 00
9.000 00
7.000 00
5,500.00
8,000.00
5.75 45,000.00
14,000.00
1,000.00
27,000.00
41,000.00
199,000.00
6.60 12,000 00
20.000.00
7,000.00
18.000.00
20.000.00
12,000.00



1144



ACTUAL COST
$ 29,550.00
14,000,00
20,475.00
22,800.00
37,440.00
23,069.20
16,777.00
5,243.00
8,240.00
17,158.48
18,251.78
4,284.43
4,278.96
9,639.97
17,510.00
47,500.00
24.640.00
98.560.00
11,640.00
21,997.50
19,902.50
10,475.00
17,807.50
8.380.00
8,499.36
2,124.84
5,311.95
2,124.78
4.249.56
4.249.36
19.880.00
18,720.00
36,000.00
2,040.00
7,760.00
1,940.00
20,900.00
8,703.00
10,687.00
16,000.00
57,000.00
40,000.00
3,780.00
19,500.00
9,700.00
9.700.00
16.490.00
2',300.00
42,896.00
27,500.00
30,000.00
1;9,6b000
10.000.00
9,700.00
20.000.00
27.440.00
7,600.00
19.200.00
2.425.00
285.033.60
47,500.00
5,000.00
7,600.00
10,422.00
5,271.40
54,976.90
48.753.10
9.236.07
7.187.11
5.500.00
7.600.00
46.325.08
14.067.20
1,000.00
27,000.00
39,360.00
216,598.57
10,200.00
22,484.34
7,879.30
19.828.30
22,180.66
13,430.50












June 18, 1931



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



DATE OF INT.
PURCHASE DESCRIPTION OF BONDS RATE
1-22-25 Sumter County Highway Bonds..............6
1-22-25 Sumter County Highway Bonds..............6
7-27-26 Suwannee County School Dist No. 13....6
10-16-25 Volusia County Special R&B District-
Lake Helen ............................... ....6....
5-18-23 Wakulla County Highway Bonds............6
10- 7-18 Washington Co. School Dist. No. 21........6
10- 7-18 Washington Co. School Dist. No. 21........6
2-13-12 Arcadia Street Improvement Bonds......5
2-13-12 Arcadia Sewerage Bonds........................5
10-26-25 Arcadia Street Improvement....................6
10-26-25 Arcadia Street Improvement....................6
10-20-25 Avon Park Refunding Bonds............-.6
4-14-17 Bartow Sewerage Bonds...........................5
10- 1-17 Bonifay W'w'ks and Elec. Lt. Ex.............6
8-11-28 Bonifay Waterworks Extension Bonds....6
8-11-28 Bonifay Sanitary Sewerage..............6
10-14-26 Bowling Green Imp. Bonds........................6
10-11-28 Bowling Green Imp. Bonds......................6
1- 7-22 Chipley Waterw'ks and Sew'ge Bonds....5
4- 4-17 Chipley Waterworks Bonds....................5
12-28-23 Chipley Improvement Bonds....................6
8- 2-26 Clermont Improvement Bonds................6
(5M of these bonds refunded 9-30-29; due 7-1-59)
4-25-21 DePuniak Springs Add. Sewer Bonds....6
4-25-21 DeFuniak Springs Ext. Water Main....6
10-23-22 Eustis Street Paving and Sewerage........6
10-23-13 Fort Meade Sewerage Bonds....................5
10-30-13 Fort Myers Street & Sidewalk................5
10-30-13 Fort Myers W'w'ks and Fire Protect.....5
10-11-28*Fort Pierce Local Imp. Bonds................6
4-26-26*Fort Pierce Local Imp. Bonds............... 6
12-26-28*Fort Pierce Local Imp. Bonds.............6
*The above $33,000.00 Ft. Pierce. Local
Improvement bonds exchanged for like
amount of Refunding 6% Bonds issued
5-15-30, mature 5-15-37-38.
10-11-28 Green Cove Springs Refg. Bonds ...........6
10-23-22 Haines City Waterworks Bonds................6
10-23-22 Haines City Waterworks and Sewerage..6
10-23-22 Haines City Waterworks and Sewerage..6
10-23-22 Haines City Waterworks and Sewerage..6
10-26-22 Haines City Waterworks and SeWerage..6
10-26-22 Haines City Waterworks................6
(3M exchanged 2-21-31 Refunding
Bonds) ........... ............................
10-20-25 Haines City Street Improvement .....-...6.
Five of the above exchanged for $2,-
000.00. Haines City Grade Ctessing,
$2,000.00 Municip. Building-Street
Impbrovement--all 51/2%, (St' Impt.
$1,000.00) exchanged 1-1-31, all
dated 7-1-25, due 7-1-40. 7M ex-
changed 2-21-31 f or Refunding
Bohds due 5-1-45-53
11-19-20 Haines City Bonds....................... ..............7
12- 7-26 Havaha Paving & Sewerage...................6--6
3- 9-27 Havania Paing & Sewerage......................6
10-14-25 Jacksonville Beach Improvement ............6
12- 4-11 City of Jasper Bonds.................5
2- 9-20 Jasper Refunding Bonds......................6
2- 9-23 Kissimmee Waterworks and Sewerage 6
10- 9-25 Ki'sSimmee Water\orks and Sewerage..6
4-28-26 LaBelle Bonds.............................................. 6
9-23-27 LaBelle Bonds.............................................6
8-30-10 Lakeland Water Main and Electric
Light Extension.........................................5
5-17-23 Leesburg Improvement........................5...
10-11-28 Leesburg Paving Bonds......................... 6
1-19-14 Live Oak Public Improvement..................5
8-11-22 Live Oak Public Improvement..................5
4-14-17 Live Oak Public Improvement..............5- 5
10-16-24 Madison (Town) Improvement Bonds..6
10-16-24 Madison (Town) Improvement Bonds..6
10-16-24 Madison (Town) Improvement Bonds..6
9-14-23 Miami Municipal Improvement...............-5
10-26-23 Miami Municipal Improvement................5
7-15-26 Monticello Improvement Bonds..............6
2- 5-14 Mulberry Waterworks...........-..............-...6
10-11-19 Mulberry Sewerage.................................6
7-30-23 Newberry Refunding............................ 6
5-14-25 Okeechobee City Waterworks...............6--6
1- 1-26 Palmetto Sanitary Sewerage Bonds ........51/2



DATE
ISSUE MATURITY
1- 1-25 7- 1-46-50
1- 1-25 7- 1-46-50
7- 1-26 7- 1-29-56

7- 1-25 7- 1-47-50
2- 1-23 2- 1-53
6- 4-18 6- 4-38
6- 4-18 6- 4-38
6- 1-11 6- 1-41
6- 1-11 6- 1-41
9-15-25 9-15-35
9-15-25 9-15-35
5- 1-25 5- 1-32-53
7- 1-09 7- 1-39
4- 1-17 4- 1-47
4- 1-28 4- 1-38-58
4- 1-28 4- 1-38-58
6- 1-20 6- 1-33-36
7- 1-26 6- 1-36
7- 1-19 7- 1-49
11- 1-11 11- 1-31
8- 1-23 8- 1-27-28
1- 1-26 1- 1-27-38

1- 1-20 1- 1-35-60
1- 1-20 1- 1-35-60
7- 1-22 7- 1-32
7- 1-12 7- 1-42
7- 2-13 7- 2-33
7- 2-13 7- 2-33
11-15-25 11-15-31
11-15-25 11-15-32-35
11-15-25 11-15-31



7-
4-
4-
4-
4-
4-
4-

5-
6-



1-28
1-22
1-22
1-22
1-22
1-22
1-22

1-27
1-25



7- 1-20
7- 1-26
7- 1-26
7- 1-25
7-15-11
1- 1-20
6- 1-10
6- 1-10
1- 1-26
1- 1-26

7- 1-10
7- 1-19
5- 1-26
2-28-06
2-28-06
2-28-06
10- 1-24
10- 1-24
10- 1-24
6- 1-23
7- 1-23
1- 1-26
3- 1-10
1- 1-13
7- 1-23
3- 1-25
9- 1-25



7- 1-43-48
4- 1-3:1-36
4- 1-31-36
4- 1-31-36
4- 1-31-36
4- 1-27-29
4- 1-27-29

5- 1-45-53
6- 1-29-33







7- 1-40
7- 1-44-50
7- 1-36-38
7- 1-50
7-15-41
1- 1-40
6- 1-40
6- 1-35-40
1- 1-46
1- 1-51

7- 1-35-40
7- 1-49
5- 1-31-35
2-28-36
2-28-36
2-28-36
10- 1-32-34
10- 1-32-34
10- 1-32-34
6- 1-39-40
7- 1-33
1- 1-33-34
3- 1-40
1- 1-33
7- 1-43
3- 1-45-54
9- 1-31-35



RATE
PAID
112.6976
112.8367
98.50

108.54
113.70
100.00
95.00
100.00 F
100.00 F
103.78
103.78
106.35
102.00
106.00
98.50
98.50
88
100.00
83.68 F
97.50
98
92

95
95
104.56
95
98
98
100.70
97.50
100.6567



YIELD PAR VALUE
$ 7,000.00
10,000.00
15,000.00

50,000.00
31,000.00
30,000.00
5,000.00
20,000.00
10,000.00
23,000.00
33,000.00
52,000.00
5.000.00
6,000.00
10,000.00
35,000.00
13.000.00
5,000.00
2,000.00
20,000.00
9,000.00
40,000.00

25,000.00
10,000.00
20,000.00
20.000.00
8,000.00
7,000.00
10,000400,
10,000.00
13,000.00



102.68
101.74
101.88
102.02
102.38
101.42
101.59



12,000.00
1,000.00
2,000.00
2,000.00
3,000.00
2.000.00
3,000.00



102.36065







100
91
91
108.75
100.00F
100.00
100.00
105.35
88
90

100.00F
100
100.96
95
96
102
102.8562
103.2327
103.59
100
99
99
97
102
100
106.75
99.20



36,000.00 36,849.83



10,000.00
35.000.00
5,000.00
50,000.00
30.000.00
7,000.00
1,000.00
2,000.00
10,000.00
8,000.00

32,000.00
3,000.00
10,000.00
10,000.00
10,500.00
1,000.00
9,000.00
9,000.00
9,000.00
27,000.00
25,000.00
9,000.00
20,000.00
2,000.00
10,000.00
38,000.00
79,000.00



1145



ACTUAL COST
$ 7,888.83
11,283.67
14,775.00

54,270.00
35.2-7.00
30.000 00
4.750.00
20,000.00
10,000.00
23,869.40
34,247.40
55,302.00
5,100.00
6,360.00
9.850 00
34.475.00
11,440.00
5.000.00
1,673.60
19,500.00
8,820.00
36,800.00

23,750.00
9,500.00
20.912.00
19.000.00
7.840.00
6,860.00
10.070.00
9,750.00
13,085.37



12,321.60
1,017.40
2,037.60
2,040.40
3,071.40
2,028.20
3,047.70



10.000.00
31.850.00
4,550.00
54,375.00
30,000.00
7,000.00
1,000.00
2,107.00
8,800.00
7,200.00

32,000.00
3,000.00
10,096.00
9,500.00
10,080.00
1,020.00
9,257.06
9,290.94
9,323.10
27,000.00
24,750.00
8,910.00
19,400.00
2,040.00
10,000.00
40,565.00
78,368.00











JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



June 18, 1931



DATE OF INT.
PURCHASE DESCRIPTION OF BONDS RATE
8-15-12 Pensacola Refunding Bonds......................4/2
8-21-11 Pensacola Improvement Bonds................41/2
9- 9-21 Perry Street Improvement ........................5
7- 6-22 Perry Improvement Bonds, Series "A"..6
(4M exchanged 3-5-31 for Refunding
Bonds ................................... ........
7- 6-22 Perry Improvement Bonds, Series "B" 6
7-27-26 Perry Street Improvement........................6
2- 1-23 Plant City General Municipal Bonds......6
2- 6-23 Plant City General Municipal Bonds......6
4-14-17 Port Tampa Waterworks............................5
Above $5,000.00 bonds exchanged for
like amount 6% Waterworks Re-
funding 8-11-30.....................................
3-27-24 Sanford Public Utility................................5 Y2
5-10-13 Sarasota Street Improvement..................5
5- 2-13 Sarasota Street Improvement............5
5- 2-13 Sarasota Public Building ............................5
5- 2-13 Sarasota Waterworks..................................
5- 2-13 Sarasota Sewer and Drainage..................5
5- 2-13 Sarasota Sewerage System........................5
2-23-25 Sebring General Municipal Improve-
m ent ................................................... ....5
10- 3-23 Sebring Improvement................................6
9- 3-23 South Jacksonville Municipal Improve-
m ent ..............................................................6
2-12-21 Tallahassee Public Utility..........................5
7-31-20 Tallahassee Public Utility..........................5
10-20-20 Tallahassee Public Utility..........................5
12-15-19 Tallahassee Street Grading-......................5
1- 6-20 Tallahassee Street Paving........................ 5
12-31-24 Tavares Street and Paving Improve-
m ent ..............................................................6
10-14-14 Wauchula Waterworks and Sewerage...6
12- 8-14 Wauchula Street Improvement and
Waterworks and Sewerage........................6
9-22-25 W illiston Bonds............................................6



10-
1-
7-
2-

1-
4-
7-
8-
8-
7-



DATE
ISSUE MATURITY



1-11
1-11
1-17
1-22

1-31
1-22
1-26
1-22
1-22
1-10



10-
1-
7-
2-

1-
4-
7-
8-
8-
7-



1-41
1-41
1-47
1-28-32

1-42-43
1-30
1-37-51
1-42
1-42
1-30



RATE
PAID YIELD PAR VALUE



98.50
100.00F
76.20
97

97
98
107.18F
107.18
102



7- 1-30 7- 1-31-35
1- 1-24 1- 1-54 102.99
1- 1-13 1- 1-43 97.50
1- 1-13 1- 1-43 97.50
1- 1-13 1- 1-43 97.50
1- 1-13 1- 1-43 97.50
1- 1-13 1- 1-43 97.50
1- 1-13 1- 1-43 97.50

10- 1-24 10- 1-49 101.48
3-14-23 6- 1-24-33 99

7- 1-22 7- 1-34 102.50
3- 1-20 3- 1-37-41 90
3- 1-20 3- 1-45-50 90
3- 1-20 3- 1-41-44 90
6- 1-16 6- 1-46 98.50
1- 1-12 1- 1-62 96.75

7- 1-20 7- 1-50 104.01F
1- 1-14 1- 1-44 100

1- 1-14 1- 1-44 100
1- 1-23 1- 1-33-40 100



TOTAL SECURITIES IN FUND JULY 1, 1929.



$ 2,000.00
13,000.00
23,000.00
11,000.00



1,000.00
45,000.00
13,000.00
1,000.00
5,000.00


50,000.00
500.00
14,500.00
1,000.00
15,000.00
9,000.00
15,000.00

5,000.00
7,000.00

10,000.00
26,000.00
56,000.00
28,000.00
6,000.00
5,000.00

9,500.00
11,000.00



ACTUAL COST
$ 1,970.00
13,000.00
17,526.00
10,670.00

970.00
44,100.00
13,933.40
1,071.80
5,100.00


51,495.00
487.50
14,137.50
975.00
14,625.00
8,775.00
14,625.00

5,074.00
6,930.00

10,250.00
23,400.00
50,400.00
25,200.00
5,910.00
4,837.50

9,880.95
11,000.00



15,000.00 15,000.00
6,000.00 6,000.00

.$4,399,900.00 $4,452,446.51



DATE OF INT.
PURCHASE DESCRIPTION OF BONDS RATE
10- 8-29 Board Comrs. St. Inst-note....................6
11- 1-29 Liberty Co. School Dist. No. 4................ 5/
12- 1-29 City of Lake City St. Imp. Bonds..........6
12-31-29 Liberty Co. School Dist. No. 4................5- V
1-17-30 Liberty Co. School Dist. No. 4................51/
2- 8-30 Liberty Co. School Dist. No. 4................51/2
2-27-30 Liberty Co. School Dist. No. 4................51/2
6-17-30 Liberty Co. B. P. I. Cp. Warrants............8
6-23-30 Liberty Co. B. P. i. Cp. Warrants............8
7-31-30 Taylor Co. Road...................................5
10- 4-30 Franklin Co. School Dist. No. 1..............6
1- 1-31 Levy Co. School Dist. No. 4...................
1-20-31 Hillsborough Co. School Dist. No. 31....6
2-18-31 Washington Co. School Dist. No. 1........5
2-21-31 Palm Beach Co. Special R&B No. 9........6
3-21-31 Levy Co. School Dist. No. 4....................6
4-14-31 Washington Co. School Dist. No. 2........5V2
5-14-31 Washington Co. School Dist. No. 1........5
5-14-31 Levy Co. School Dist. No. 4......................6



DATE
ISSUE MATURITY
10- 8-29 4- 5-30
11- 1-28 11- 1-38-42
12- 1-25 12- 1-31
11- 1-28 11- 1-42-45
11- 1-28 11- 1-46-49
11- 1-28 11- 1-50-52
11- 1-28 11- 1-53-55
8- 1-27 7- 1-30-33
12- 1-21 12- 1-36
4- 1-30 1- 1-41
9- 1-29 9- 1-46-56
7- 1-30 7- 1-49-56
3- 1 26 3- 1-32
6- 1-28 6- 1-46-54
6- 1-25 6- 1-32
7- 1-30 7- 1-38-41
7- 1-28 7- 1-47-57
6- 1-28 6- 1-45-46
7- 1-30 7- 1-44-5



RATE
PAID YIELD PAR VALUE
100 $ 80,000.00
90 8,000.00
100.00 F 7,000.00
90 7,000.00
90 8,000.00
90 6,000.00
90 6,000.00
100 4,000.00
100 2,000.00
92.29 23,000.00
98 25,000.00
95 F 20,000.00
91 1,000.00
88.68 26,000.00
81 3,000.00
95 5,000.00
90 11,000.00
90.2716 F 3,000.00
95 2,500.00



TOTAL SECURITIES PURCHASED 7-1-29 to 6-17-31.............................$ 247,500.00 $ 235,357.15



ACTUAL COST
$ 80,000.00
7,200.00
7,000.00
6,300.00
7,200.00
5,400.00
5,400.00
4,000.00
2,000.00
21,226.70
24,500.00
19,000.00
910.00
23,057.30
2,430.00
4,750.00
9,900.00
2,708.15
2,375.00



..................................................................................



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June 18, 1931



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



ANALYSIS OF SECURITIES OWNED BY THE STATE SCHOOL FUND


Securities Matured and Redeemed from 7-1-29 to 6-17-31



DATE OF INT.
REDEMPTION DESCRIPTION OF BONDS RATE
7-24-29 Lake Co. Public Instruct. Warrants......6
7-31-29 Gadsden Co. Spec. School Dist. No. 1....6
7-31-29 Escambia Co. School Dist. No. 20............6
8-14-29 Gadsden Co. Sch. Dist. No. 1 (bond 7) 8
8-28-29 Gulf Co. Sch. Dist. No. 16 (bond No. 2) 6
8-30-29 Holmes Co. School Warrant No. 4..........61/2
8-30-29 Baker Co. Sch. Dist. No. 1 bond No. 5....6
9-30-29 City of Chipley Imp. Bonds No. 43-44....6
12- 6-29 Holmes Co. Sch. Dist. No. 2, bond No. 1..6
12- 6-29 Pinellas County Sub School Dist. No. 5,
bond No. 6......... ..... ...................... .......... 6
12- 6-29 Citrus Co. Sch. Dist. No. 3, bond No. 9....6
1- 3-30 Madison Co. Ct. Hse. bonds No. 23-27....5
due 7-1-43, redeemed by agreement
3- 1-30 Perry Improvement Bonds No. 22-24....6
3- 1-30 Chipley Imp. Bonds No. 45 & 46..............6
2- 1-30 Holmes Co. Sch. Dist. No. 7, bond No. 1..6
2- 1-30 Jackson Co. Sch. Dist. No. 5, bond No. 3..6
2- 1-30 Hendry Co. Ct. Hse. Bonds No. 1-2........6
2- 1-30 Hendry Co. Hwy. Bonds No. 5-6-7-8......6
2- 1-30 Suwannee County School Dist. No. 13,
bonds 1 & 2 .............................................. 6
2- 1-30 Bay Co. Sch. Dist. No. 4, bond No. 12....5
4-30-30 Perry Imp. Series B bond No. 38............6
4-30-30 Gadsden County School Dist. No. 3,
bond No. 7........... ................. ........6
6-23-30 Liberty Co. Bd. Pub. Inst. Wt. No. 3......8
8-19-30 Baker Co. Sch. Dist. No. 1, bond No. 6....6
7-31-30 Marion Co. Road Bonds, 210-213............5
7-31-30 Gadsden County School Dist. No. 1,
bonds No. 19-20......................................... 6
7-31-30 Gadsden County School Dist. No. 3,
bond No. 8...................... ..... .........................6
7-31-30 Suwannee County School Dist. No. 13,
bonds No. 3 & 4..................................... 6
7-31-30 Escambia County School Dist. No. 20,
bonds No. 10-12.................................. .6
9- 3-30 DeSoto County School Dist. No. 34,
bonds No. 7-11.............. ................... 6
10- 3-30 Gulf Co. Sch. Dist. No. 16, bond No. 3....6
10- 3-30 Chipley Imp. Bonds No. 47 & 48..............6
11- 7-30 Holmes County School Dist. No. 2,
bond No. 2............................................. 6
12- 2-30 Pinellas Count:- School Dist No. 5,
School Building bond No. 7...............6.
2- 4-31 Bay Co. Sch. Dist. No. 4, bond No. 11....5
3- 5-31 Jackson County School Dist No. 25,
bond N o. 4....................................................6
6- 2-31 Okaloosa County School Dist. No. 9,
bond No. 1................................................ 6



DATE
ISSUE MATURITY
1-10-28 1-10-29
1- 1-20 1- 1-28
7- 1-26 7- 1-29
1- 1-22 7- 1-29
7- 1-26 7- 1-29
8-15-25 8-15-29
8- 1-21 8- 8-29
8- 1-23 8- 1-27
10- 1-26 10- 1-29
11- 1-14 11- 1-29
9- 6-20 9- 1-29
7- 1-13

2- 1-22 2- 1-30
8- 1-23 8- 1-27
1-15-20 1-15-30
1- 1-26 1- 1-30
1- 1-25 1- 1-30
1- 1-25 1- 1-30

7- 1-26 7- 1-29
7- 1-15 7- 1-29
4- 1-22 4- 1-30
1- 1-22 7- 1-29
8- 1-27 7- 1-30
8- 1-21 8- 8-30
7- 1-20 7- 1-30

1- 1-20 7- 1-30

1- 1-22 7- 1-30

7- 1-26 7- 1-30
7- 1-26 7- 1-30

8- 1-15 8- 1-30
7- 1-26 7- 1-30
8- 1-23 8- 1-27

10- 1-26 10- 1-30



11-
7-
1-

7-



1-14
1-15
1-26

1-27



11- 1-30
1- 1-31
1- 1-31

7- 1-30
TOTAL



RATE
PAID
100
97
95
100
95
100
96
98
95
100
90
98

97
98
97
97.50
103
103

98.50
94
96

100
100
96
96

97

100

98.50

95.00

99
95
98

95

100
94
97.50

95



RECEIVED
YIELD PAR VALUE
$ 10,000.00
2,000.00
300.00
1,000.00
1,000.00
3,000.00
1,000.00
1,000.00
1,000.00
500.00
1,000.00
5,000.00

3,000.00
1,000.00
1,000.00
1,000.00
2,000.00
4,000.00

1,000.00
1,000.00
1,000.00

1,000.00
1,000.00
1,000.00
4,000.00

2,000.00

1,000.00

1,000.00
300.00
2,500.00
1,000.00
1,000.00

1,000.00

500.00
1,000.00

1,000.00

1,700.00
.....................$62,800.00



SECURITIES RELEASED IN EXCHANGE FOR REFUNDING BONDS ARE SHOWN IN DESCRIPTION COLUMN OF
THE SEVERAL ANALYSIS SHEETS, AND ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS TABULATION.
W. V. KNOTT,
State Treasurer.



1147



ACTUAL COST
$ 10,000.00
1,940.00
285.00
1,000.00
950.00
3,000.00
960.00
980.00
950.00
500.00
900.00
4,900.00

2,910.00
980.00
970.00
975.00
2,060.00
4,120.00

985.00
940.00
970.00

1,000.00
1,000.00
960.00
3,840.00

1,940.00

1,000.00
985.00

285.00

2,475.00
950.00
980.00

950.00

500.00
940.00

975,00
1,615.00

$61,670.00












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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE
RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Kennedy and Westbrook of Lake, Black and
Morton of Alachua, Moon of Marion, Sledge of Jefferson, Bass
of Palm Beach, Horne of Jackson, McRory of Seminole, Bur-
nett of Madison-
House Resolution No. 10-X:
A Resolution expressing the thanks and appreciation of the
members of the House of Representatives to Messrs. Earnest E.
Mason and Harvey E. Page, of Escambia County and to others
in connection with courtesies shown the members of the House
on Saturday. June 13, 1931.
WHEREAS. the members of the House of Representatives
were invited by Hon. Earnest E. Mason and Hon. Harvey E.
Page to visit the City of Pensacola and take part in the cere-
monies attending the dedication of a bridge near that city;
and
WHEREAS, many members of the House visited the City
of Pensacola on said date, and were royally entertained by
the citizens of the said city, and were furnished an excellent
dinner by the Pensacola Bay Bridge Company; and
WHEREAS, transportation to and from the said city was
furnished by the Blue Bus Line, Florida Motor Lines Inc.,
Teche Bus Lines, Colonial Stages and Greyhound Lines, and
WHEREAS, the House of Representatives believe it only fit
and proper that due expression of appreciation be given for
the many courtesies extended, therefore
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES:
That we express our greatest appreciation to the Hon. Earn-
est E. Mason and Hon. Harvey E. Page, for their untiring ef-
forts in our behalf;
That we express our thanks and appreciation to the Blue
Bus Line, Florida Motor Lines, Inc., Teche Bus Lines, Colonial
Stages and Greyhound Lines for the efficient transportation
furnished;
That we express our thanks and appreciation to the Pensa-
cola Bay Bridge Company for the excellent repast prepared
for our benefit;
That we express our thanks and appreciation to the citizens
of PensaNcola and Escambia County for their many courtesies
extended entertaining our members; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolu-
tion be sent to the Hon. Earnest E. Mason, Harvey E. Page,
and to the Pensacola Bay Bridge Company, and to each of the
Bus Lines mentioned, and to the Secretary of the Pensacola
Chamber of Commerce.
Which was read.
Mr. Kennedy moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
House Resolution No. 11-X:
WHEREAS. Article II of the Constitution of Florida pro-
vides that:
"-The powers of the government of the State of Florida, shall
be .divided into three departments: Legislative, Executive and
Judicial; and no person properly belonging to one of the de-
partments shall exercise any powers appertaining to either of
the others, except in cases expressly provided for by this Con-
stitution."
And
WHEREAS, Section 7, Article III of the Constitution of
Florida provides that:
"No person holding: a lucrative office or appointment under
the United States, of this State, shall be eligible to a seat in
the Legislature df this State."
And
WHEREAS, Section 15, Article 16 of the Constitution of
Florida provides that:
"No person holding or exercising the functions of any office
under any foreign Government, under the Government of the
United States, or under any other State. shall hold any office
of honor or profit under the government of this State; and
no person shall hold, or perform the functions of, more than
one office under the government of this State at the same
time; Provided, Notaries Public, militis officers, county school
officers and Commissioners of Deeds may be elected or ap-
pointed to fill any Legislative, Executive or Judicial office."
And
WHEREAS, it is generally rumored that certain members of
the House of Representatives have exercised powers appertain-
ing to the Executive Department of the State and are, there-
fore, not eligible to a seat in the Legislature, and
WHEREAS, it is generally rumored that certain of the mem-



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bers of the House of Representatives hold lucrative offices
and/or appointments under the State of Florida and are,
therefore, not eligible to a seat in the Legislature, and
WHEREAS, Section 6, Article III of the Constitution of Flor-
ida makes it the duty of the House of Representatives to judge
of the qualification of its own members,
Therefore:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES:
1. That the Governor of the State be, and he is hereoy,
requested to submit to the House of Representatnes forthwith
(A) The names of the members of this House who now hold
a lucrative office or appointment under the State, if any
there be;
(B) The names of the members of this House who have at
any time since June 15, 1930, held a lucrative office or ap-
pointment under the State, if any there be;
(C) The names of the members of this House who have at
any time since June 15, 1930, exercised powers appertaining
to the Executive Department of this State, if any there be.
2. The Comptroller of the State be, and, he is hereby, re-
quested to submit to the House of Representatives forthwith
the names of the members of this House to whom warrants in
payment for s.ernices rendered the Executive and Judicial
Departments of the State have been drawn, together with the
number, date and amount of such warrant or warrants, if any.
3. The words lucrative office or appointment" used herein
are construed to mean any office, appointment or employment
to which there is attached, directly or indirectly, any compen-
sation, whether salary, commission or fees.
Mr. Caldwell moved that the Resolution be adopted.
Mr. Kanner moved that as a substitute that the Resolu-
tion be referred to the Committee on Resolutions.
Mr. Caldwell moeed that the motion be laid on the table.
The roll call being demanded on the imtion to lay on the
table.
Upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews, Black, Bloodworth,
Booth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Bullard, Caldwell, Dann, Goff,
Horne (Jackson), Horne (Madison'. Kehoe, Madison. Mason,
Mathews 'Du\al Morton, Prine. Robineau, Rogers. Sledge,
Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague, Walker, Watson, Wester, West,
Wood, Zim-33.
Nays--lMesrs. Albury, Anderson. Barrow. Bass. Beasley.
Burnett, Chapman. Chappell. Coffee. Collier, Da\vs. Douglas.
Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes.
Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy. Larson, Lee (High-
lands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beachi, Lindler, Lowe,
Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion Mc-
Kenzie, Mceory, Nordman, Parker. Poppell, Roberts. Rowe,
Sapp, Shackelford, Smith, Steed, Stewart. Stricklandi Sturkie,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard', Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Ward, Warner. Wentworth, Westbrook, Whitman,
Wicker-57,
The motion to lay on the table the motion to refer the
Resolution to the Committee on Resolutions was not agreed
to.
The question recurred on the motion to refer the Resolu-
tion to the Committee on Resolutions and that the Committee
report the Resolution out within forty-eight hours.
The roll call being demanded on the motion.
Upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Barrow, Bass, Beasley,
Chapman. Chappell. Coffee, Collier. Davis. Douglas. Durrance,
Elliott. Finlayson. Fuller, Hagan. Harrell. Holmes. Horne
(Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson,
Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lindler, Lowe, Mattheus
(Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), McKenzie, Mc-
Rory, Nordman, Roberts, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Smith, Steed,
Stewart, Strickland, Sturkie, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard),
Wainwright, Ward, Warner, Wentworth, Westbrook, Whit-
man-52.
.Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews, Black, Bloodworth,
Booth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell,
Dann, Goff, Home (Jackson), Kehoe, Lewis (Palm Beach),
Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Morton, Parker, Poppell,
Prine, Robineau, Shackelford, Sledge, Stone, Strom, Taylor,
Teague, Trammell (Calhoun), Walker, Watson, Wester, West,
Wicker, Wood, Zim-38.
The motion to refer was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The question recurred on the motion to adopt the resolu-
tion.
Mr. Kanner moved that the resolution be laid on the
table.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to lay the reso-











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lution on the table, upon call of the roll the vote was: ,
Yeas-Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Barrow, Bass, Beasley,
Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Davis, Douglas, Durrance,
Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Mad-
ison), Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee
(Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lindler, Lowe, Mattheus (Gil-
christ), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), McKenzie, McRory,
Nordman,Parker, Poppell, Roberts, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shack-
elford, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Sturkie, Teague, Tomasello,
Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright,
Ward, Warner, Wentworth, Westbrook, Whitman, Wicker-57.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews, Black, Bledsoe, Blood-
worth, Booth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Cald-
well, Dann, Goff, Home (Jackson), Kehoe, Lewis (Palm
Beach), Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Morton, Page,
Prine, Robineau, Sledge, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Taylor,
Walker, Watson, Wester, West, Wood, Zim-35.
The motion to lay the resolution on the table was agreed
to.
By Mr. Mathews of Duval-
House Resolution No. 12-X:
A RESOLUTION with reference to the State School Fund,
created and provided for in Article 12 of the Constitution of
the State of Florida, declaring it to be unlawful, illegal and
a high crime and misdemeanor and an impeachable offense
for any officer or board to make a transfer or a loan from the
State School Fund to any other department or fund of the
State Government, or for any other department or officer of
the 'State Government to borrow money from the State School
Fund.
WHEREAS, Section 4 of Article 12 of the Constitution cre-
ates a State School Fund, and Section 5 of Article 12 is as
follows: "The principal of the State School Fund shall re-
main sacred and inviolate"; and
WHEREAS, it appears that during the past a loan or loans
have been made from the State School Fund to other funds or
departments of the State government, aggregating $180,-
000.00; and
WHEREAS, it has been openly and publicly stated by some
of the officials having charge of the said State School Fund
that there is no law which authorizes or prohibits the making
of a loan from the State School Fund to other departments
of the State government; and
WHEREAS, it is desirable and to the public interest that the
law with reference to the State School Fund, as well as the
law with reference to the borrowing power of the State, should
be called to the attention of all public officials, and the policy
for the State with reference to the said State School Fund
should be established; and
WHEREAS, Section 6 of Article 9 of the Constitution, as
interpreted by the Supreme Court of the State, prohibits and
prevents the State government and all of its departments from
borrowing money or from paying interest; and
WHEREAS, in dealing with the State School Fund, which
is a trust fund, the Constitution of the State, which was
adopted for the protection of the people, should be adhered to;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. That the provisions of Sections 4 and 5 of Article
12 and Section 6 of Article 9 of the Constitution of the State
of Florida are respectfully called to the attention of all officials
handling the State School Fund.
Section 2. As to all State transactions with reference to the
State School Fund the public policy of the State is hereby de-
clared to be that, in the future, it shall be unlawful, illegal,
and a high crime and misdemeanor for any Board or officer
handling the State School Fund to make any loan of any
money from said Fund or any transfer of any money from said
Fund to any other fund or department of the State govern-
ment.
Section 3, In the future it shall be unlawful, illegal and
a high crime and misdemeanor for any officer, board or bu-
reau of the State government to borrow any money, or be a
party to the transfer of any money from the State School
Fund Uo any other fund, department or board of the State
government.
Which was read.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved the adoption of the Resolu-
tions.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to adopt the
Resolution, upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Black,
Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Bullard,



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Burnett, Caldwell, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Elliott, Goff, Hagan,
Harrell, Horne (Jackson), Horne (Madison), Kanner, Kehoe,
Kendrick, Larson, Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Madison,
Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mitchell, Morton, McKenzie, Prine,
Roberts, Robineau, Shackelford, Sledge, Strickland, Stone,
Strom, Taylor, Teague, Walker, Wester, West, Wicker, Wood,
Zim-51.
Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Bass, Beasley, Chapman, Coffee,
Collier, Durrance, Finlayson, Fuller, Holmes, Keen, Kelly, Ken-
nedy, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lowe, Mattheus (Gil-
christ), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), McRory, Nordman,
Parker, Poppell, Rowe, Sapp, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Sturkie,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard, Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Whit-
man-39.
The motion to adopt the Resolution was agreed to.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE ON RESOLUTION NO. 12-X
I vote against the resolution because in my opinion it is out
of order. The thing which it denounces has been done. The
law is fixed and made with respect to same. The resolution
neither adds to nor takes away from these actualities. The
function of the House is to act, not resolve, in the face of such
condition; we have the power to both investigate and impeach.
J. TOM WATSON,
Hillsborough.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote no on resolution because, in my humble opinion, this
is part of a well laid plan for Filibuster No. 2 of the 1931 ses-
sion of the Legislature. If the crime charged is of the gravity
charged the remedy should be impeachment proceedings. We
have wasted enough of the State's money on filibustering.
JOHN T. LOWE.
I vote no on the foregoing resolution, same being House
Resolution No. 12-X, for the following reasons:
The resolution on its face shows bad faith on the part of
its author. I give him credit with knowing that no act can
be made illegal, a high crime and a misdemeanor by the adop-
tion of a House resolution.
J. M. LEE.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Mr. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Special and Select
Committee, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 17, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Special and Select Committee to whom was referred:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring the State Hotel Com-
missioner to deposit to the credit of the general revenue fund
of the State of Florida twenty-five per cent of all moneys re-
ceived by him as State Hotel Commissioner of the State of
Florida.
Also-
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the State School
Fund, which under Section 5, Article 12, of the Constitution
of the State of Florida, shall remain sacred and inviolate.
Have had the above entitled bills under consideration and
find that each of the said bills, severally, relate to a subject
within the purview of the Governor's call for this Extraordi-
nary Session of the Legislature.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. McRory, Home, Keen, Lea, Tomasello and
Mathews.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
By Mr. Sapp of Bay-
House Bill No. 126-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring the State Hotel Com-
missioner to deposit to the credit of the General Revenue
Fund of the State of Florida twenty-five per cent of all
moneys received by him as State Hotel Commissioner of the
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Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Mathews of Duval-
House Bill No. 127-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the State School
Fund, which under Section 5, Article 12, of the Constitution
of the State of Florida, shall remain sacred and inviolate.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Calendar without reference.
Mr. John E. Mathews of Duval County, Chairman of the
Committee on Finance and Taxation, submitted the following
report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 17, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation, to whom was
referred:
House Committee Bill No.
A bill to be entitled An Act to raise revenue, providing for
a license and other taxes, and the means and methods of
collecting and enforcing the same.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Tomasello, Keen, Sledge, Teague, Sapp, Kan-
ner, and Bledsoe.
Nays-Messrs. McKenzie, Booth, Black, Holmes, Caldwell,
Beasley, and Mathews.
Absent-Messrs. Robineau, Westbrook, and Taylor.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
By House Finance and Taxation Committee-
House Bill No. 128-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to raise revenue, providing for
a license and other taxes, and the means and methods of
collecting and enforcing the same.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Calendar without reference.
Mr. John E. Mathews of Duval County, Chairman of the
Special and Select Committee, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 18, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Special and Select Committee, to whom was referred:
House Bill No. -
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 3 Committee
Substitute for House Bill No. 125 passed at the Regular Ses-
sion of the Legislature and have been signed by the Governor
on the ........ day of June, 1931, the same being An Act to pro-
vide for the licensing of aircraft and pilots; to provide penal-
ties 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 privileges and regulate the navigation, inspec-
tion and licensing thereof and for other purposes incident to
such navigation."
Also-
House Bill No.
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the selection of
delegates from the State of Florida at large to the National
Convention, or State Executive Committee, or other like com-
mittee of such political party.
Also-
House Bill No. -
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the calling and
holding of a party convention by any political party nominat-
ing its candidates under the primary laws, for the purpose



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of setting forth the principles of such political party, and
providing for delegates in such conventions.
Have had all of the above entitled bills under consideration
and find that each of the said bills, severally, relates to a
subject not within the purview of the Governor's call for this
Extraordinary Session of the Legislature.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Messrs. McRory, Horne (Jackson), Lea, Mathews and
Tomasello.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
By Messrs. McRory and Booth of Seminole and Pinellas-
House Bill No. 129-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 3 Committee
Substitute for House Bill No. 125 passed at the regular session
of the 1931 Legislature and have been signed by the Governor
on the day of June 1931, the same being an Act to
provide for the licensing of aircraft and pilots; to provide pen-
alties 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 privileges and regulate the navigation, in-
spection and licensing thereof and for other purposes incident
to such navigation."
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Calendar without reference.
By Mr. McRory of Seminole-
House Bill No. 130-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the selection of
delegates from the State of Florida at large to the national
convention of any political party, by the State convention,
or State executive committee, or other like committee of such
political party.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Calendar without reference.
By Mr. McRory of Seminole-
House Bill No. 131-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the calling and
holding of a party convention by any political party nomi-
nating its candidates under the primary laws, for the purpose
of setting forth the principles of such political party, and pro-
viding for delegates in such conventions.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Mr. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Special and Select
Committee, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 18, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Special and Select Committee to whom was referred:
House Bill No. .......:
A bill to be entitled An Act to appropriate a five-year annual
fund of two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000.00) for
a unified program of advertising and publicity for the State
of Florida, to create an advisory committee on State adver-
tising, and to provide the manner of expending State adver-
tising funds.
Also-
House Bill No. ........
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide a manner in which the
boards of county commissioners, severally, in Charlotte County,
Collier County and Lee County may accept the grant, dedi-
cation or conveyance of any area in such counties, severally,
for park purposes, may acquire property for park purposes,
may maintain and improve public parks within such counties;
may sell or otherwise dispose of the same; providing for the
supervision and regulation thereof; providing that a tax not











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exceeding one-half (/2) mill may be annually levied for park
purposes; creating a "County Public Park Fund," and provid-
ing for a referendum in such counties to determine the effec-
tiveness of this Act therein.
Have had the above entitled bills under consideration and
find that each of the said bills, severally, relates to a subject
within the purview of the Governor's call for this Extraordi-
nary Session of the Legislature.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. McRory, Horne (J), Keen, Lea, Tomasello,
Mitchell and Mathews.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
By Mr. Robineau of Dade-
House Bill No. 132-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to appropriate a five-year annual
fund of two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000.00) for
a unified program of advertising and publicity for the State of
Florida, to create an advisory committee on State advertising,
and to provide the manner of expending State advertising
funds.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Calendar without reference.
By Messrs. Holmes of Lee, Durrance of Charlotte, and Collier
of Collier-
House Bill No. 133-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide a manner in which
the boards of county commissioners, severally, in Charlotte
County, Collier County and Lee County may accept the grant,
dedication or conveyance of any area in such counties, sever-
ally, for park purposes, may acquire property for park pur-
poses, may maintain and improve public parks within such
counties; may sell or otherwise dispose of the same; providing
for the supervision and regulation thereof; providing that a
tax not exceeding one-half () mill may be annually levied
for park purposes; creating a "county public park fund," and
providing for a referendum in such counties to determine the
effectiveness of this Act therein.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
Mr. Mathews of duval, Chairman of the Special and Select
Committee, submitted the following report':

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 18, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Special and Select Committee to whom was referred:
House Bill No........:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sections 2-3-4-6-7-14-
17 and Section 18 of Chapter 8500, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1921, entitled: "An Act to create a State School Book Com-
mission; to procure a uniform series of text books for the use
of the elementary and high schools of the State of Florida;
to define the duties and powers of said commission; to make
appropriations for carrying this into effect; providing penal-
ties for violation of the same; and to repeal Sections 668 to
686, both inclusive, of the Revised General Statutes of Florida
relating to a uniform system of text books."
And also-
House Bill No. ........
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend sub-Section H Section
4 and sub-Section C of Section 5 of an Act approved by the
Governor June 3rd, 1931, entitled "An Act regulating the sale
of securities and to make uniform the law relating thereto,
and to repeal statutes which are inconsistent herewith."
Have had the above entitled bills under consideration and
find that each of the said bills, severally, relates to a subject
not within the purview of the Governor's call for this Extra-
ordinary session of the Legislature.
Committee vote was as follows:
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Nays-Messrs. McRory, Mitchell, Keen, Lea, Horne (J),
Tomasello and Mathews.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
By Mr. Madison of Duval-
House Bill No 134-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sections 2, 3, 4, 6, 7,
14, 17 and Section 18 of Chapter 8500, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1921, entitled: "An Act to create a State School Book Com-
mission; to procure a uniform series of text books for the use
of the elementary and high school of the State of Florida; to
define the duties and powers of said commission; to make
appropriations for carrying this into effect; providing penal-
ties for violation of the same; and to repeal Sections 668 to
686, both inclusive, of the Revised General Statutes of Florida
relating to a uniform system of text books."
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference,
By Mr. Pete Robineau:
House Bill No. 135-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Subsection H, Section
4 and Subsection C of Section 5 of An Act approved by the
Governor June 3rd, 1931, entitled: "An Act regulating the sale
of securities and to make uniform the law relating thereto, and
to repeal statutes which are inconsistent herewith."
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Calendar without reference.
Mr. Watson asked unanimous consent to withdraw House
Bill No. 123-X from the Committee on Insurance.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Watson moved that House Bill No. 123-X be placed upon
the Calendar without reference.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. John E. Mathews of Duval County, Chairman of the
Special and Select Committee, submitted the following
report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 18, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Special and Select Committee to whom was referred:
Senate Bill No. 47-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide a simplified method
for allowing and disallowing claims for preference in the
Distribution of the Assets of Insolvent Banking Institutions
in the State of Florida, and providing for a form of Judicial
Proceedings for Adjudicating and Determining the same, and
making the provisions of this Act relative to Judicial Pro-
ceedings applicable to the determination of all claims for
preference which are not in actual litigation at the time this
Act takes effect.
And Also-
Senate Bill No. 61-X:
A bill to be entitled An Ast for the relief of Thomas S.
Ferguson, individually and as Justise of Peace of the Third
Justice District, Dade County, Florida.
.And Also-
Senate Bill No. 62-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of A. O. Moore,
individually, and as Justice of Peace of the Eighth Judicial
District of Dade County, Florida.
And Also-
Senate Bill No. 78-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Mrs* A.
J. Ireland of Jennings, Florida.
And Also-
Senate Bill No. 79-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to grane a pension to A. H.
Hogans, Sr., of Hamilton County, Florida.
And Also-
Senate Bill 93-X:
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establishing as a State Road a Certain Highway in Indian
River County, Florida.
And Also-
Senate Bill No. 99-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize, empower, and di-
rect the State Road Department to construct a connection
from State Road No. 10, to Arran, in Wakulla County, Florida,
of State Road No. 10, as a part of the highway system.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 100-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to re-designate and re-establish
State Road No. 127.
And Also-
Senate Bill No. 103-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the relief of
the needy blind.
And Also-
Senate Bill No. 104-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating the office of official
interpreter for the State Board of Medical Examiners; pro-
viding the Qualifications, the Method of Appointment, the
Term of Office, and the Duties of Said Official Interpreter;
and providing that said Official Interpreter shall receive no
compensation, but shall be reimbursed for his actual ex-
penses, and providing the Method of Payment.
And also-
Senate Bill No 105-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 6932 of the
Compiled General Statutes of Florida of 1927, same being Sec-
tion 4846, of the Revised General Statutes of 1920, relating
to designation of legal holidays.
And also-
Senate Bill No. 106-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to grant a pension to William
M. Youmans of Hillsborough County, Florida.
And Also-
Senate Bill No. 107-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to make it unlawful to remove
the Heads from off Shrimp or prawn on the fishing grounds
where the same are caught or commonly run; and providing
penalties for the violation of this Act.
Have had all of the above entitled bills under considera-
tion and find that each of the said bills, severally, relates
to a subject Not within the purview of the Governor's call
for this extraordinary session of the Legislature.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas--,None.
Nays-Messrs. McRory, Horne (J.), Keen, Lea, Mitchell,
Mathews and Tomasello.
Very Respectfully,
'JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bills No's. 47-X, 61-X, 62-X, 78-X, 79-X,
93-X, 99-X, 100-X, 103-X, 104-X, 105-X, 106-X, and 107-X
were placed on the Calendar without reference.
Mr. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Special and Select
Committee, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 18, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Special and Select Committee to whom was referred:
Senate Bill No. 67-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the redemption in
cash or in installment on real property from tax liens and tax
certificates for unpaid taxes; providing for the assessment for
taxes of the properties on which such tax liens or certificates
are being redeemed, and for the procedure in reference thereto.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 97-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and empower any
drainage district legally organized under the laws of the State
of Florida located in any county in the State of Florida, having
a population of not less than one hundred and forty thousand
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adjust taxes and/or liens either for cash or bonds or other
obligations of the drainage district.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 94-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 741 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida, 1920, being Section 950
of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, as amended
by Section 2 of Chapter 14572, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929,
relating to the time when taxes become due and delinquent,
and providing for the payment of same in two equal install-
ments, and requiring the payment of interest on all delinquent
taxes, and providing a discount if paid within a certain time.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 60-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Comptroller of
the State of Florida to settle with the Clerk of the Circuit
Court, Dade County, Florida, for certain tax funds.
Have had the above entitled bills under consideration and
find that each of the said bills, severally, relates to a subject
within the purview of the Governor's call for this Extraordi-
nary Session of the Legislature.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. McRory, Home (J), Keen, Lea, Tomasello,
Mitchell and Mathews.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bills No's. 67-X, 97-X, 94-X and 60-X, contained
in above report, were referred to the Committee on Finance
and Taxation.
Mr. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on Fi-
nance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 18, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation to whom was re-
ferred:
House Bill No. 70-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the assessment and collection
of revenue and relating to the assessment and collection of
taxes on tangible and intangible personal property, and re-
quiring a documentary stamp evidencing the payment of taxes
to be affixed to mortgages, deeds of trupt and other similar
liens as a prerequisite to recording or enforcement.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Keen, Sledge, Black, Sapp, Kanner, and Beas-
ley.
Nays-Messrs. Robineau, McKenzie, Teague, Holmes, Cald-
well, Bledsoe and Mathews.
Absent-Messrs. Tomasello, Booth, Westbrook and Taylor.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 70-X, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on Fi-
nance and Taxation, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 18, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation to whom was re-
ferred:
House Bill No. 59-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the organization,
formation and operation of mutual benefit corporations, asso-
ciations or societies engaged in furnishing benefits to members
covering death or permanent disability, and, the licensing of
such domestic and foreign corporations and their agents; and
providing penalties for the violation thereof.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:



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Yeas-Messrs. McKenzie, Black, Teague, Sapp, Holmes,
Caldwell, Beasley and Mathews.
Nays-Messrs. Robineau, Keen, Booth and Sledge.
Absent-Messrs. Tomasello, Westbrook, Taylor, Kanner and
Bledsoe.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 59-X, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on Fi-
nance and Taxation, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 18, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation to whom was re-
ferred:

House Bill No. 86-X:
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 Commis-
.sioner, 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 Commissioner shall be conferred upon and exercised
and performed by the Secretary of State as created by Section
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. Holmes and Bledsoe.
Nays-Messrs. Robineau, McKenzie, Keen, Sledge, Teague,
Sapp, Caldwell, Kanner, Beasley and Mathews.
Absent-Messrs. Tomasello, Booth, Westbrook and Taylor.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 86-X, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. John E. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Commit-
tee on Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Fla., June 18, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation to whom was
referred:

House Bill No. 11-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Sections 1500, 1501,
and 1502, of the Revised General Laws of Florida, 1920, the
same being Sections 2263, 2264, and 2265, of the Compiled
General Laws of Florida, 1927, relating to and requiring the
County Commissioners to cause to be published Certified
Copies of Acts of the Legislature in newspapers and fixing
the compensation and payment therefore.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Robineau, Sledge, Sapp, Kanner, Bledsoe and
Mathews.
Nays-Messrs. McKenzie, Black, Holmes and Caldwell.
Absent-Messrs. Tomasello, Keen, Booth, Teague, West-
brook, Taylor, and Beasley.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 11-X, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second reading.
Mr. John E. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Commit-
tee on Finance and Taxation submitted the following report:
H. B.-73



House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Fla., June 18, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 55-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring all persons, firms
or corporations engaged in the business of selling cigarettes
made of tobacco or any substute therefore in this State to
procure a license to transact such business; imposing a li-
cense tax on all persons, firms or corporations engaged in
such business and providing for the collection of such license
tax.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do Not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. McKenzie, Sledge, Teague, Sapp, and Beas-
ley.
Nays-Messrs. Robineau, Keen, Black, Holmes, Caldwell,
Kanner, Bledsoe and Mathews.
Absent-Messrs. Tomasello, Booth, Westbrook, and Taylor.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 55-X, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. John E. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Commit-
tee on Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Fla., June 18, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 90-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1866 of
the Compiled General Laws of Florida, relating to licenses
payable to the State of Florida by resident and non-resident
wholesale and retail fish dealers, peddlers and non-residents
taking salt water fish from the waterways of Florida for the
purposes of sale, and defining the terms wholesale fish deal-
er, retail fish dealer, persons engaged in selling or peddling
fish from vehicle and making disposition of the revenue
obtained hereby.
Have the same under consideration, and recommend that
the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas: Messrs. Robineau, McKenzie, Keen, Sapp, Holmes,
Bledsoe, Beasley and Mathews.
Nays: Messrs. Sledge, Black, Caldwell, and Kanner.
Absent: Messrs. Tomasello, Booth, Teague, Westbrook and
Taylor.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 90-X, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second reading.
Mr. John E. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Commit-
tee on Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Fla., June 18, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
.Your Committee on Finance and Taxation to whom was
referred:
Senate Bill No. 64-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide revenue for the
State of Florida by leaving a tax on Malt Extract, derivatives
or combinations thereof, intended for brewing or cooking;
defining Malt Extract, its derivatives and combinations; fix-
ing the time of collecting of said tax, describing the manner
and method of enforcing payment, and fixing the penalties
for failure to make same; requiring all those engaged in
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combinations thereof, to make such reports of their busi-
ness as may be necessary for the proper enforcement of this
Act; provided that it shall be a violation of this Act to
possess for distribution, sale or use in this State any such
Malt Extract, derivatives, or combinations thereof, without
the stamp therein provided for being properly affixed and
cancelled; providing for the issuance and sale and distri-
bution of stamps for the purpose of payment and collection
of said taxes; providing that all tax collected under the
provisions of this act be paid into the State Treasury and
after costs of collection shall be paid, credited to the General
Revenue Fund; providing that those who violate provisions
of this Act shall be punished by certain penalties prescribed.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Messrs. Robineau, McKenzie, Keen, Booth, Sledge,
Black, Teague, Sapp, Holmes, Caldwell, Bledsoe, Beasley and
Mathews.
Absent-Messrs, Tomasello, Westbrook, Taylor and Kanner.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No, 64-X, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on Fi-
nance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 18, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation to whom was re-
ferred:
Senate Bill No. 67-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the redemption in
cash or in installments on real property from tax liens and
tax certificates for unpaid taxes; providing for the assessment
for taxes of the properties on which such tax liens or certifi-
cates are being redeemed, and for the procedure in reference
thereto.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Robineau, McKenzie, Booth, Sledge, Black,
Sapp. Holmes and Beasley.
Nays-Messrs. Keen, Teague, Caldwell, Kanner, Bledsoe and
Mathews.
Absent-Messrs. Tomasello, Westbrook and Taylor.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS.
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 67-X, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Tomasello of Okeechobee, Chairman of the Committee
on County Officials, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 17, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis,. Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on County Officials to whom was referred:
House Bill No. 29-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of certain county
officers, including the boards of county commissioners, boards
of public instruction, superintendents of public instruction and
supervisors of registration, their heirs, representatives and
sureties.
The Committee offered the following' amendment to the
above bill:
In Section 2, line 2, (printed bill), strike out all after the
word "repealed" and insert in lieu thereof the following:
"except that nothing in this Act shall be construed to relieve
any County officer for liability as to any fees which were re-
ceived and wilfully and intentionally concealed and not ac-
counted for in reports made to the Board of County Commis-
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Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Watson, Keen, Brown and Tomasello.
Nays-Messrs. Home, Shackelford and Mathews.
Very respectfully,
PETER TOMASELLO, JR.,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 29-X, together with amendments, con-
tained in above report, was placed on the Calendar of Bills on
second reading.
Mr. Blount of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on Judici-
ary "B," submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 18, 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. 50-X, being:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Section 5278 Revised
General Statutes of Florida, relating to cutting timber from
lands sold for taxes, and to repeal Section 5279 Revised Gen-
eral Statutes of Florida, relating to the removing, or working
for turpentine, timber on land sold for taxes, and to repeal
Section 5280 Revised General Statutes of Florida, relating to
punishment for use of timber or turpentine by owner after sale
for non-payment of taxes.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Blount, Sapp, Bledsoe, Chapman, Coffee, El-
liott and Mason.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Chappell and Trammell.
Very respectfully.
J. HENRY BLOUNT,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 50-X, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Blount of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on Judici-
ary "B," submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 18, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Reprerentatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Judiciary "B" to whom was referred:
Senate Bill No. 42-X, being:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Clerk of the
Supreme Court of the State of Florida to supply the office of
the Attorney General of said State copies of the reports of the
decisions of the Supreme Court.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Blount, Sapp, Bledsoe, Chapman, Coffee, El-
liott and Mason.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Chappell and Trammell.
Very respectfully,
J. HENRY BLOUNT,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 42-X, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Blount of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on Judici-
ary "B," submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 18, 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. 43-X, being:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for injunctions by the
holder and owner of tax sale certificates and by the State or
County Commissioners where tax sale certificates have been
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or timber and against the removal of turpentine or turpentine
scrape from lands covered by such tax certificates and pre-
scribing the duties of the boards of county commissioners of
the several counties of the State of Florida in connection
therewith.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Blount, Sapp, Bledsoe, Chapman, Elliott, Cof-
fee and Mason.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Chappell and Trammell.
Very respectfully,
J. HENRY BLOUNT,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 50-X, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Blount of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on Judi-
ciary "B", submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 18, 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. 46-X:
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
Circuits of the State of Florida and for the appointment by
the, Governor and confirmation by the Senate, of Circuit
Judges and State Attorneys therefore.
Offers the following Committee Substitute for House Bill
No. 46-X:
Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 46-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the number of Judi-
cial Circuits in the State of Florida and the counties compos-
int the same, providing for re-designating the Judicial Circuits
of the State of Florida and for the appointment by the Gov-
ernor and confirmation by the Senate, of Circuit Judges and
State Attorneys therefore.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote %\as as follows:
Yeas--lessrs. Bledsoe. Chapman. Coffee, Elliott and Mason.
Nays-Messrs. Blount and Sapp.
Absent-Messrs. Chappell and Trammell.
Very respectfully,
J. HENRY BLOUNT,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 46-X, together with Committee Substi-
tute for House Bill No. 46-X, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. John E. Mathews of Duval, Chairman of the Committee
on Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 18, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation, to whom was
referred:
Senate Bill No. 70-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing cancellation of tax
certificate number 437, issued for unpaid taxes on all of block
163 in the Town of Hilliard, Nassau County, Florida, and to
relieve the School Board of said county of all State and county
taxes assessed against such property
The bill was erroneously reported unfavorably through a
clerical error on June 16, and the Committee directs that it
be placed on the Calendar with a favorable report. The vote
on this bill was as it appears below.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Robineau, McKenzie, Booth, Teague, Sapp,
Holmes, Caldwell, Kanner and Mathews.
Nays-None.



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Absent-Messrs. Tomasello, Keen, Sledge, Westbrook, Tay-
lor, Bledsoe and Beasley.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 70-X, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Kelly moved that House Bill No. 47-X be withdrawn
from the Committee on Banks and Loans.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Kelly moved that House Bill No. 47-X be placed upon
the Calendar without reference.
Which was agreed to.
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 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 Rep-
resentatives that'the Senate has passed-
House Bill No. 97-X:
The introduction of Which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the substitution
of judges of and for criminal courts of record, civil courts
of record and courts of crime in certain cases, and in certain
counties.
House Bill No. 98-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to.by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the City of West
Palm Beach, in Palm Beach County, Florida, and to amend
Sections 5, 28, 36, 41, 103, 104, 105, 113 and 126 of Chapter
9945, Acts of Florida, 1923, entitled: "An Act to abolish the
present municipality of the City of West Palm Beach in Palm
Beach County, Florida; to create and establish a new munici-
pality to be known as City of West Palm Beach, in Palm
Beach County. Florida; to. legalize and validate the ordi-
nances of said City of West Palm Beach and official acts
thereunder, and to adopt the same as the ordinances of said
City of West Palm Beach; to prescribe the time within,which
suits can be brought against said city and for notice thereof;
and to fix and provide the territorial limits, jurisdiction and
powers of said City of West Palm Beach, In Palm Beach
County, Florida, and the jurisdiction; and powers of its of-
ficers," as the same was amended by Chapter 11310, Laws
of Florida, 1925; to repeal Section 68 of said Act; to create
additional powers to the City of West Palm Beach in Palm
Beach County, Florida; to provide for a referendum of
each section of this Act; and for other lprposes
House Bill No. 99-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal House Bill No. 778,
approved on the 1st day of June, A. D. 1931, entitled, "An Act
relating to the City of West Palm Beach, in Palm Beach
County, Florida, and to amend Sections 5, 25, 36, 37, 41, 103,
104, 105, 109, 112, 113, 117, and 126 of Chapter 9945 Acts of
Florida, 1923, entitled: "An Act to abolish the present munici-
pality of the City of West Palm Beach in Palm Beach Coun-
ty, Florida; to create and establish a new municipality to be
known as City of West Palm Beach, in Palm Beach County,
Florida; to legalize and validate the ordinances of said City
of West Palm Beach and official acts thereunder, and to
adopt the same as the ordinances of sad City of West Palm
Beach; to prescribe the time within which suits can be
brought against said city and for notice thereof; and to fix
and provide the territorial limits, jurisdiction and powers of
said City of West Palm Beach, in Palm Beach County, Florida,
and the jurisdiction and powers of its officers, as the same
was amended by Chapter 1310 Laws of Florida, 1925; to re-
peal Section 68 of said act: to create additional powers to
the City of West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida;
to provide for a referendum of each section of this Act; and
for other purposes.












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House Bill No. 101-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the City of Cler-
mont, in Lake County; amending Section 1 of Chapter 10430,
Acts of 1925, as amended by Section 1 of Chapter 12614, Acts
of 1927; providing and establishing the boundary lines of the
City of Clermont; providing for the exclusion of certain ter-
ritory heretofore included within the territorial limits of said
municipality; and providing for the enforcement of liens for
taxes and special assessments heretofore levied against any
of the property excluded under the provisions of this Act;
and providing for a referendum election.
House Bill No. 103-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the fees and/or compen-
sation to be charged and received by the justices of the peace
in counties of the State of Florida having a population of
more than one hundred thousand, and less than one hundred
fifty thousand, according to the last Federal Census.
House Bill No. 104-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, designate and estab-
lish a certain State road in Lake and Osceola Counties form-
ing a part of the connecting system of State roads of the
State of Florida.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bills No's. 97-X, 98-X, 99-X, 101-X, 103-X,
and 104-X, contained in the above message, were referred
to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, June 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 Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
House Bill No. 9-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the relief of
J. W. Kyser and Beanie Kyser by authorizing the State Road
Department to pay for injuries sustained by them as the
result of negligence by its employees.
House Bill No. 68-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and empower the
city of Fernandina in the State of Florida to impose and en-
force alternative sentences of fines or labor against persons
convicted in the municipal court of said City, and to authorize
said city to work its convicts on the streets of said city or
lease them to any county in the State of Florida.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bills No's 9-X and 68-X, contained in the above
message, were referred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.

By a two-thirds vote, permission was given to Senator
Chowning to introduce and have considered the following bill:

Senate Bill No. 88-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to extend the corporate limits
of the City of DeLand, a municipality located in Volusia
County, Florida, to describe and to define the territory em-
braced and included within the extended corporate limits of
said City of DeLand, to give the said City of DeLand juris-
diction over the territory embraced in such extension, to ren-
der the taxable property in said territory liable for munici-
pal taxes for the year A. D. 1932, and all subsequent years,
and to provide for the assessment and collection of munici-
pal taxes on the taxable property in said territory for the
year A. D. 1932, and all years subsequent to the year A. D.
1932.
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Mr. Chapman moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 88-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 88-X was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr'. Chapman moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 88-X 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. 88-X 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, Lee (Highlands), Lea
(Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison,
Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell,
Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion', Morton, McKenzie, McRory,
Nordman, Page, Parker, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robi-
neau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackleford, Sledge, Smith,
Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Taylor,
Teague, Tomasello, Trammell 'Brevard'i, Trammell (Cal-
houn), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Went-
worth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,
Zim-93.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Chapman moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 88-X be immediately certified to the
Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate ]ill No. 88-X was ordered immediately certi-
fied to the Senate.
By Mr. Kehoe of Dade-
House Bill No. 136-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives;
A bill to be entitled An Act to Abolish the Municipality
of South Miami in Dade County, Florida, and to repeal
Chapter 13425 of the Special Acts of the Legislature for the
year 1927, "An Act to Abolish the Present Municipal Govern-
ment of the town of South Miami, Dade County, Florida,
and to crcase. establish and recognize a Municipality to be
known and designated the City of South Miami. and to de-
fnc its te.r:'trial boundary's and to provide for its Govern-
rment. Juri.d"ction, PowLr. Franchises and Privileges, and
to authorize the issuance o. Municipal Bonds and for all
other purposes."
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Kehoe moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 136-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 136-X was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Kehoe moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 136-X 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. 136-X was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on 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, Lee (Highlands), Lea
(Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach). Lindler, Lowe, Madison,
Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell,
Moon (Citrus). Moon (Marion). Morton, McKenzie, McRory,
Nordman, Page, Parker, Poppell. Prine. Roberts, Robi-
neau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith,
Steed, Stewart, Strickland. Stone. Strom, Sturkie, Taylor,
Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Cal-
houn), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Went-
worth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,
Zim-93.
Nays-None.



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So the Bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Kehoe moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 136-X be immediately certified to the
Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 136-X was ordered immediately certi-
fied to the Senate.
By Mr. Chappell of Dade.
House Bill No. 137-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of J. N. Lummus,
Jr., County Tax Assessor of Dade County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Trammnell, Calhoun.
House Bill No. 138-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be enttlied An Act granting authority by the
State of Florida to any person, firm or corporation to con-
struct, operate and maintain a toll bridge across the Apa-
lachicola River between the counties of Calhoun and Liberty
on State Road Number Nineteen; the location of such bridge
to be designated by the State Road Department; plans and
specifications of such bridge to be subject to approval by the
State Road Department; such toll bridge to be subject to
purchase or lease by the State Road Department, and other
matters pertinent to this subject.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Trammell (Calhoun), moved that the rules be waived
and House Bill No. 138-X be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 138-X was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Trammell (Calhoun), moved that the rules be further
waived and that HoUse Bill No. 138-X 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. 138-X was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury. Anderson, Andrews,
Barrow, Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe. Bloodworth, Booth,
Blount, Biock, Brown, Bullard. Burnett, Caldwell. Chapman,
Chappell. Coffee. Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance.
Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes
Horn (Jackson), Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Iehoe,
Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea
(Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison,
Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell,
Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory,
Nordman, Page, Parker, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Rob-
iheau, Rowe. Rogers. Sapp. Shackelford, Sledge, Smith,
Steed. Stewart, Strickland. Stone. Strom. Sturkie. Taylor,
Teague. Tomasello. Trammell 'Brevard'. Trammell (Cal-
houn), Wainwright. Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Went-
worth, Westbrook. Wester, West, Whitman. Wicker, Wood,
Zim-93.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Trammell 'Calhoun, moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 138-X be immediately certi-
fied to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 138-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.

By Mr. Teague of Franklin County-
House Bill No. 139-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and empowering
the Board of County Commissioners of Franklin County,
Florida, to purchase lands for a site for a County Court House
in said County of Franklin and to pay for the same by the
levy and collection each year of a special tax not exceeding
three mills on the dollar on all taxable property in said
Franklin County until such court house site shall be paid for.
Which bill was read the first time by its title, and had at-
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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 FRANKLIN.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared H. K.
Johnston, 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 autholizin and empowering the Board of
County Commissioners of Franklin County, Florida, to pur-
chase lands for a site for a County Court House in said Coun-
ty of Franklin and to pay for the same by the levy and col-
lection each year of a special tax not exceeding three mills
on the dollar on all taxable property in said Franklin County
until such court house shall be paid for. has been published
at least thirty days prior to this date. by being printed in the
issues of March 21-28, April 4-11-18. 1931. of the Apalachicola
Times. a newspaper published in Franklin County, Florida;
that a copy of the notice that has been published 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.
H. K. JOHNSTON.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18th day of June,
1931.
(SEAL) MAUD HOPPE.
Notary Public, State of Florida.
My commission expires May 27, 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. Teague moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 139-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 139-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Teague moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 139-X 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. 139-X was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on 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
Horne (Jackson), Horne 'Madisono, Kanner, Keen, Kehoe,
Kelly. Kendrick. Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea
(Manateei. Lewis 'Palm. Beach), Lindler. Lowe, Madison,
Mason, Mathews 'Duval'. Mattheus 'Gilchrist,. Mitchell,
Moon iCitrus'. Moon IMarion>. Morton. McKenzie. McRory,
Nordman. Page, Parker. Poppell. Prine. Roberts, Rob-
ineau. Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford. Sledge, Smith,
Steed, Stewart. Strickland, Stone. Strom, Sturkie, Taylor,
Teague. Tomasello. Trammell IBrevard'i, Trammell (Cal-
houni, Wainwright. Walker. Ward. Warner. Wyatson. Went-
worth. Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood.
Zinm-93
Nftj--None.
So The Bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Teague moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 139-X be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 139-X was immediately certified to the
Senate.

By Messrs. Black and Morton of Alachua-
House Bill No. 140-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a tuv- "'
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring the bond trustees of
High Springs Special Road and Bridge District of Alachua
County, Florida, to transmit certain moneys to the State
Treasurer as County Treasurer ex-officio and providing how
same shall be applied.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Black moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No 140-X be read a second time by its title only.
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And House Bill No. 140-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Black moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 140-X 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. 140-X was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on 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
Horne Jackson Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe,
Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea
"IManatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison,
Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell,
Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory,
Nodidman, Page, Parker, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Rob-
Ineau. Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith,
Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Taylor,
Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Cal-
houn), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Went-
worth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,
Zim-93.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Black moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 140-X be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 140-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
By Mr. Finlayson of Dixie-
House Bill No. 141-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act closing certain portions of Dixie
County, Florida, to hunting and trapping for a period of four
years.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Finlayson moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 141-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 141-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Finlayson moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 141-X 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. 141-X was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on 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 iJackson', Hore (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe,
Home iJackson,. Home (Madison), Kanner. Keen, Kehoe,
(Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison,
Mason, Mathews (Duval) Mattheus (Gilchrist) Mitchell,
Moon tCitrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory,
Nordman, Page, Parker, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau,
Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed,
Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trommell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Zim-93.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Finlayson moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 141-X be immediately certified to the
Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 141-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
By Mr. Keen, Sarasota-
House Bill No. 142-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter No. 13795,
Acts of 1929, Laws of the State of Florida, being and en-



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titled "An Act to authorize Sarasota-Fruitville Drainage Dis-
trict, in Sarasota County, Florida, to control the waters which
may from time to time be in the canals of said District, grant-
ing said District title to such waters, with authority to con-
trol same for irrigation purposes, by installation of dams,
pumps, sluice-ways and other appurtenant works in and
over the canals and upon the right-of-way of the District to
admit outside waters and artesian and other waters into the
District ditch system for irrigation purposes, to deliver such
waters by pumping or otherwise to various points within the
district, to make a reasonable charge for such service, and
to make contracts with any person or corporation for the
granting to him or them the authority granted to said Dis-
trict under Sections One, Two, Three, and Four of this Act."
Approved May 23, 1929, and providing for a referendum upon
the question of whether this Act shall go into effect.
Mr. Keen moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 142-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 142-X was read a second tme by its
title only.
Mr. Keen moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 142-X be read a third time in full and put upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 142-X was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on 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, Daun, Davis, Douglas. Durrance,
Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes
Home (J.ckson). Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe,
Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea
(Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach,. Lindler, Lowe, Madison,
Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus, (Gilchrist), Mitchell,
Nordman, Page, Parker, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau,
Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stew-
art, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Tom-
asello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Zim-93.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Keen moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 142-X be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a tho-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 142-X was ordered immediately certi-
fied to the Senate.

By Messrs. Caldwell and West, (by request), Santa Rosa-
House Bill No. 143-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners of Santa Rosa County, Florida, to levy for
the Road and Bridge Fund of said County not to exceed Ten
Mills; providing that said millage shall include that author-
ized by General Law and permitting levy under General Law
where such law authorizes higher millage.
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 SANTA ROSA.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared Ed
Straughn, who on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm) that
he has knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a no-
tcel stating the substance of a contemplated law or proposed
bill relating to Authorizing Board of County Commissioners to
levy for Road and Bridge Fund not to exceed Ten Mills has
been published at least thirty days prior to this date, by be-
ing printed in the issue of April 16, 1931 of the Milton
Gazette, a newspaper or newspaper published in Santa Rosa
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











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law, and such copy of the notice so attached is by reference
made a part of this affidavit.
ED STRAUGHN,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 14th day of May,
1931.
(SEAL)
T. W. JONES, Clerk Circuit Court.
By E. E. Moneyway, D. C.
And the House of Representatives thereupon determine 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. Caldwell moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 143-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 143-X was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Caldwell moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 143-X be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 143-X was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on 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, Lee (Highlands), Lea
(Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison,
Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell,
Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory,
Nordman, Page, Parker, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau,
Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stew-
art, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Ham-
asello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Zim-93.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Caldwell moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 143-X be immediately certified to the
Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 143-X was ordered immediately certi-
fied to the Senate.
By Messrs. Kelly, Dann, Booth, Bloodworth, Prine, Bullard,
of Pinellas and Polk-
House Bill No. 144-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act regulating the sale of citrus
fruit in bulk and the transportation thereof over the public
roads and highways by trucks in counties having not less than
60,000 population and not over 100,000 population according
to the last preceding Federal or State Census, and providing
penalties for the violation thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Kelly moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 144-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 144-X was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Kelly moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 144-X 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. 144-X was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on 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 Madisonl, Kanner, Keen, Kehoe,
Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea
(Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison,
Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell
Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory,
Nordman, Page, Parker, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau,
Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stew-



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OF REPRESENTATIVES 1159

art, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Tom-
asello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright
Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wes-
ter, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Zim-93.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Kelly moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 144-X be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 144-X was ordered immediately certi-
fied to the Senate.
House Bill No. 121-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to create a county budget com-
mission in counties having a population of not less than 20,100
nor more than 24,900 by the last preceding State Census: to
prescribe the powers, duties, and functions of such county
budget commission, and the qualifications, terms of office, and
method of appointment or election of members thereof; and
to authorize such county budget commission to make and con-
trol the budgets of receipts and expenditures of the Board of
County Commissioners, Board of Public Instruction, County
Welfare Board, Parental Home Board, and all other boards,
commissions and officials of such counties or of taxing dis-
trict (except school districts) situate therein authorized to
raise and expend moneys for county or district purposes, and
providing for a referendum election determining whether or
not this Act shall be approved, accepted and made effective.
Was taken up.
Mr. Rowe moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No 121-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 121-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Rowe of Manatee offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 121-X:
In Section 2, line 2, strike out the words "having a popula-
tion of not less than 20,100 nor more than 24,900, according
to the last preceding State Census" and insert in lieu thereof
the following: "having a population of not less than 22,400 nor
more than 22,500, according to the last preceding State Cen-
sus."
Mr. Rowe moved the adoption of. the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr Rowe of Manatee offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 121-X:
In title, strike out the words "in Counties having a popula-
tion of not less than 20,100 nor more than 24,900 by the last
preceding State Census" and insert in lieu thereof the fol-
lowing: "in Counties having a population of not less than
22,400 nor more than 22,500, according to the last preceding
State Census"
Mr. Rowe moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed, to.
Mr Rowe moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 121-X, 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. 121-X, as amended, was read a third
time in full.
Upon call of the roll on 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
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), Mitchell,
Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory,
Nordman, Page, Parker, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau,
Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stew-
art, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Tom-
asello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Zim-93.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered referred to the Committee on
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House Bill No. 118-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to validate, ratify, legalize and
confirm the assessment, levy and collection of taxes and in-
terest and penalties thereon for the years 1929 and 1930 by
the City of Fort Lauderdale, a municipal corporation of Brow-
ard County, Florida; and to validate and confirm all settle-
merits, compromises and adjustments made with reference to
taxes and tax certificates for the year 1930 and all years prior
thereto, and the sales and agreements of sale of tax certifi-
cates for said years and settlement and release thereof; and
to validate and confirm all special assessments assessed and
levied for local improvements and the adjustments and com-
promises made with reference thereto; and providing for a
referendum.
Was taken up.
Mr. Rogers moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 118-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 118-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Rogers moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 118-X 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. 118-X was lead a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on 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,
illiott, Finlaysdn, Fuller, Goff. Hagan. Harrell. Holmes
Horne (Jackson), Horne tMadison', Kanner, Keen, Kehoe,
Kelly, Kendrick. Kennedy. Larson, Lee (Highlands', Lea
(Manatee), Lewis 'Palm Beach,, Lindler, Lowe, Madison,
Mason, Mathews, (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell,
Moon (Citrus', Moon Marion, .Morton, McKenzie, McRory,
Nordman, Page, Parker, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau,
Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stew-
art, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Teague, Tom-
asello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright
Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wes-
ter, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Zim-93.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Rogers moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 118-X be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agtded to by a two-thirds vote,
And House Bill No. 118-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Seinale.
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 33-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
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 in each
county of the State of Florida having a population, according
to the last Peddeal census of more than 147.000 and not more
than 154,000 people, and to repeal all laws in conflict here-
with.
Was taken up.
Mr. Watson moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 33-X be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 33-X was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Watson moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 33-X 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. 33-X was read a third time in full.
Pending consideration thereof the hour of 1:00 o'clock P. M.
having arrived the point of order was called which was sus-
tained.
The hour of 1:00 o'clock having arrived the House of Rep-
resentatives stood adjourned until 3 o'clock this afternoon.
AFTERNOON SESSION
The House of Representatives was called to order by the
Speaker at 3 o'clock P. M. The roll was called and the fol-
lowing members answered to their names:



OF REPRESENTATIVES June 18, 1931

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,
Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis
(Palm Beach), Lindler, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval),
Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Mari-
on', Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Pop-
pell, Prine. Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackel-
ford, 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 Zim-92.
A quotum present.
The Speaker announced the appointment of G. R. Walker,
as Assistant Journal Clerk for the Extra Session 1931, such
appointment to date from and including June 6th, 1931.
The above appointment recommended, to date from and in-
cluding June 6th, 1931.
WILLIAM V. ALBURY,
Chairman, Committee on Efficiency.
J. M. LEE,
Chairman, Committee on Legislative Expense.
REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS
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., June 18, 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 Bill No. 44-X):
An Act to amend Section 10 of Chapter 7905, Acts of 1919,
Laws of Florida. enlarging the uses for which the General In-
spection Fund may be collected and Used so as to include the
acquirement of hog cholera serum, inspection equipment and
other property when approved by the Board of State Institu-
tions.
Also-
(Senate Bill No. 73-X):
An Act to cancel all State and County anrd Okeechobee Flood
Control Taxes heretofore assessed against Section 10, Town-
ship 44 South. Range 37 East, in Palm Beach-County, Florida,
and all tax sale certificates heretofore issued and now out-
standing against said land, and to relieve the State Board of
Education of Florida from the payment of any taxes hereto-
fore assessed for State and County and Okeechobee Flood Con-
trol taxes against the same.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly en-
rolled and herewith present the same for the signatures 6f 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 Bills contained in the above report were thereupon duly
signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Repre-
sentatives 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.
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., June 18, 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. 16-X):
An Act to define and declare the act of burning or attempt-













ing to burn any property of value with intent to defraud the
insurer of such property to be arson with intent to defraud,
whether the same would be arson at common law or otherwise,
and providing the punishment thereof.
Also-
(House Bill No. 17-X):
An Act to define and punish the offense of unlawfully burn-
ing, setting fire to, or attempting to burn or set fire to, prop-
erty, or aiding, assisting, counselling, procuring or advising in
the burning of or setting fire to, property in this State,
whether the same would be arson at common 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.

Also-
(House Bill No. 18-X):
An Act declaring that the placing or distributing of any in-
flamable, explosive or combustible material or substance, or
any device in any building or property with intent to eventu-
ally 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.

Also-
(House Bill No. 125-XI:
An Act to fix the payinent of members, officers and attaches
Of the Legislature of the State of Florida for Extraordinary
Session of 1931 and providing for certain expenses of the same,
and making appropriation for the payment of the same.
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 Bills contained in the above report were thereupon duly
signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Repre-
sentatives 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.

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., June 18, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
fere d:

(Senate Bill No. 44-X):
An Act to amend Section 10 of Chapter 7905, Acts of 1919,
Laws of Florida, enlarging the uses for which the General
Inspection Fund may be collected and used so as to include
the acquirement of hog cholera serum, inspection equipment
and other property when approved by the Board of State
Institutions.

Also-
(Senate Bill No. 73-X):
An Act to cancel all State and County and Okeechobee
Flood Control taxes heretofore assessed against Section 10,
Township 44 South, Range 37 East, in Palm Beach County,
Florida, and all tax sale certificates heretofore issued and
now outstanding against said land, and to relieve the State
Board of Education of Florida from the payment of any taxes
heretofore assessed for State and County and Okeechobee
Flood Control taxes against the same.
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.



REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF WHOLE HOUSE
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 16, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker, House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Sir:
Your Committee of the Whole House respectfully begs leave
to report that at a session of the Committee held Tuesday,
June 16, at 10:30 A. M., the following documents were filed
with such Committee by Hon. Doyle E. Carlton, Governor of
Florida:
EXHIBIT A. Analysis of securities purchased by State
School Fund since January 1, 1929.

EXHIBIT B. Statement with reference to suspended banks
in which State Funds were or are on deposit.
EXHIBIT C. Summary of Transfers between funds and
indebtedness of the State to banks.
EXHIBIT D. Statement in reference to condition of Gen-
eral Fund of the State.
EXHIBIT E. Report on status of tax collections in the
State.
All of which documents are herewith transmitted to the
House of Representatives.
Respectfully submitted,
GEO. F. WESTBROOK,
Chairman, Committee of the Whole House..
Mr. Westbrook moved that the report be adopted and that
the exhibits be spread in full upon the House Journal.
Which was agreed to.
STATEMENT WITH REFERENCE TO SUSPENDED BANKS
IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN WHICH WERE DEPOS-
ITED STATE FUNDS AT THE TIME OF THE CLOSING
OF SAME, THE NAMES OF THOSE WITH WHICH FULL
AND FINAL SETTLEMENT HAS BEEN MADE, AND
THOSE STILL UNSETTLED.
At the close of business May 31, 1931, of a total of sixty-
four closed banks, full settlement had been had with thirty of
same, from which was collected a total of $570,699.60, includ-
ing interest, thus full settlement with that number, and the
accounts paid to the State in fill, as follows:
Peoples Bank of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida.
Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Tampa, Florida.
First National Bank of St. Augustine, Florida.
Bankers Trust Company, St. Augustine, Florida.
First National Bank of St. Petersburg, Florida.
State Bank of Orlando & Tru.t Co., Orlando, Florida.
Orlando Bank & Trust Company, Orlando, Florida.
Volusia County Bank & Trust Co., DeLand, Flqrida.
First National Bank, DeLand, Florida.
Polk County IIational Bank, Bartow, Florida.
Bank of Plant City, Plant City, Florida.
First National Bank, Jasper, Florida.
First State Bank, Fort Meade, Florida.
Lake Butler Bank, Lake Butler, Florida.
State Bank and Trust Company, New Smyrna, Florida.
Bank of Terra Ceia, Terra Ceia, Florida.
The Fidelity Bank, New Smyrna, Florida.
First State Bank, Winter Haven, Florida.
The Bank of Groveland, Groveland, Florida.
Florida Trust and Savings Bank, Arcadia, Florida.
Guaranty Title and Trust Co., Clearwater, Florida.
Highlands Bank & Trust Company, Sebring, Florida.
The Citizens Bank, Lake Wales. Florida.
Ninth Street Bank & Trust Co., St. Petersburg, Florida.
The Bank of Citra, Citra, Florida.
The Citizens Bank, West Palm Beach, Florida.
Merchants State Bank, Melbourne, Florida.
The City National Bank, Miami, Florida.
Indian River County Bank, Sebastian, Ilorida.
Orlando Commercial Bank, Orlando, Florida
Following is a list of the remaining banks in course of liqui-
dation, with the amount still unpaid at May 31, 1931, set op-
posite each:
Brotherhood State Bank for Savings, Jacksonville....$ 9,040.00
Commercial Bank, St. Augustine, Florida.................... 9,136.70
Bank of Bay Biscayne, Miami, Florida.................. 35,689.73
Central National Bank & Trust Co., St. Petersburg.. 9,500.00



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Bank of Fort Myers and Trust Co., Ft. Myers, Fla...
The Citizens Bank, Madison, Florida---...........--........-
Bradford County Bank, Starke, Florida.................
Carlton National Bank, Wauchula, Florida........... ....
Bank of Wauchula, Wauchula, Florida.................
First National Bank, Perry, Florida...........................
State Bank of Boca Grande, Boca Grande, Fla.........
Brevard County Bank & Trust Co., Cocoa, Fla...........
Bank of Hastings, Hastings, Florida.....-...............
Citrus County Bank, Inverness, Florida ......................
First Bank & Trust Company, Sarasota, Florida......
Bank of Winter Park, Winter Park, Florida..............
The Citizens Bank, Eustis, Florida ...........................
Cocoa Bank & Trust Company, Cocoa, Florida..........
Bank of Titusville, Titusville, Florida ......................
First National Bank, Panama City, Fla.......................
First Bank of Lake Worth, Lake Worth, Fla.............
Watertown Bank, Watertown, Florida..................
Commercial Bank, Jasper, Florida .........................
Bank of Boynton, Boynton, Florida.............................
Bank of Dade City, Dade City, Florida........................
Central Bank & Trust Company, Lakeland, Fla.........
First State Bank of Pablo, Jacksonville Beach..........
City Bank of Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.....
The Franklin Bank, Tampa, Florida........................
Bank of Canal Point, Canal Point, Florida................
Englewood State Bank, Englewood, Florida................
The LaFayette Bank, Tampa, Florida..........................
Bank of Boca Raton, Boca Raton, Florida..................



2,300.09
16,230.00
"1,043.10
7,836.19
6,200.69
14,590.00
6,808.00
9,256.90
1,950.00
4,640..'0
8,800.00
3,387.50
1,670.89
9,788.25
3,915.53
9,000.00
8,908.75
1,721.25
627.63
3,750.00
3,618.75
2,098.94
969.39
6,332.84
4,640.00
4,500.00
3,500.00
7,560.00
4,640.00



$222,923.93
$145,030.99 has been collected from the last named thirty-
three banks, leaving a balance due by the said banks as set
out opposite their names as listed above.
On June 12th, there was collected from the Commercial
Bank, Jasper, above listed, the balance remaining due of
$627.63 plus interest, thus bringing the total full settlement to
thirty-orne banks to date.
On the other hand, we received notice on the 13th inst., that
the First State Bank of New Port Richey had closed, and we
had State funds on deposit in that bank of $3,500.00, with a
like amount of United States Liberty Bonds as collateral.
Will say that at the close of business, May 31, 1931, the
State Treasury balances including all funds numbering 127,
amounted to $4,223,705.04, as -ill be seen by official statement
filed with the Governor pursuant to law. The balances in
closed banks, same date, amounted to $222,923.93, or about
51/4% of the total balances.
STATE BANK OF BOCA GRANDE, Boca Grande, Fla. (142)
Town of Avon Park 6% Street Bonds ($500.00)
due 11-1-1940 ................... .... .............. ............. $ 7,000.00
Deposit-$6,080.00 and int.
BANK OF BOCA RATON, Boca Raton, Fla. (437)
Town of Sebring 6% St. Impr. Bonds, Series B,
dated 9-1-1925 due 9-1-1935 .......... ...... 6,000.00
Deposit-$4,640.00
BANK OF BOYNTON, Boynton, Fla. (303)
Town of Boynton 6% Improvement Bonds, due
12-1-1930 ................... ........... ........ 5,000.00
Deposit-$3,750.00
BREVARD COUNTY BANK AND TRUST CO.,
Cocoa, Fla. (154)
City of Pensacola 41/2% Improvement Bonds, due
1-1l1941 ... ...................... .... 4,000.00
City of Cocoa 6% Water Works Bonds, due 1-1-1939 6,000.00
City of Jacksonville 41/2% Improvements Bonds,
due 2-1-1946 .............................................. ...... 2,000.00
Deposit-$9,256.90
COCOA BANK & TRUST CO., Cocoa, Fla. (248)
City of Manatee 6% Highway Improvement Bonds,
2 due 7-1-1934, 5 due 1935 .................................... 7,000.00
City of Palmetto 5/2% Street Improvement Bonds,
due 9-1-1931 .. .......6,000.00
Deposits-$9,788.25
BANK OF DADE CITY, Dade City, Fla. (308)
City of Palmetto 5/2% Street Improvement Bonds,
due 7-1-1932 .......................................... ......... 5,000.00
Deposits-$3,618.75
CITY BANK OF FORT LAUDERDALE,
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (428)



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West Palm Beach 5% Improvement Bonds, 6th
Series 1925, due 2-1-1929 ...................................
West Palm Beach 5% Improvement Bonds, 6th
Series 1925, due 8-1-1930 .................................
Deposits-$6,332.84
BANK OF HASTINGS, Hastings, Fla. (169)
City of Bartow 5% Sewerage Bond, due 7-1-1939....
Taylor County 5% Road Bonds, due 1-1-1936..........
Deposits-$1,950.00



10,000.00

1,000.00


1,000.00
2,000.00



CITRUS COUNTY BANK, Inverness, Fla. (173)
Town of Inverness 6% Water Ext. Bonds; 1 due
1-1-1931; 5 due 1-1-1936 ................................... 6,000.00
Deposits-$4,640.90
BROTHERHOOD STATE BANK FOR SAVINGS,
Jacksonville, Fla. (23)
Broward County 6% Highway Bonds, due 1-1-1941 5,000.00
DeSoto County 51/2% Road Bonds, due 7-1-1951 6,000.00
Deposits-$9,040.00
FIRST STATE BANK OF PABLO,
Jacksonville Beach, Fla. (355)
City of South Jacksonville 6% Municipal Impr.
Bonds, due 2-1-1950 ....................................... 2,000.00
Deposits-$969.30
CENTRAL BANK & TRUST CO., Lakeland, Fla. (347)
City of Cocoa 5% Funding Bonds; 3 due 5-1-1933;
2 due in 1938 .......................................... 5,000.00
Deposits-$2,098.94
FIRST BANK & TRUST CO., Sarasota, Fla. (208)
Sarasota County 6% Road and Bridge Bonds, due
8-1-1939 ......................................... 10,000.00
Deposits-$8,800.00
COMMERCIAL BANK, St. Augustine, Fla. (54)
City of Bartow 5% Paving Bonds, due 2-1-35.......... 1,000.00
City of Bartow 5% Water Bonds, due 2-1-34 .......... 1,000.00
City of Bartow 5% Auditorium Bonds, due 2-1-35.... 1,000.00
City of Bartow 5% Sewerage Bonds, due 7-1-39.... 2,000.00
St. Augustine 5% General Bonds, due 1-1-55 .......... 3,000.00
City of Vero 6% Street Improvement Bonds, due
3-2-33 .................................... ...... ............. 5,000.00
Deposits-$9,136.70
THE FRANKLIN BANK, Tampa, Florida (429)
City of Ft. Pierce 6% Bonds, due 7-1-1944 :........ 6,000.00
Deposits-$4,640.00
THE LAFA'ETTi. BANK, Tampa, Fla. (451)
City of Melbourne 6% Improvement Bonds, due
7-1-1939 ....... .................. ............................. ..... 10,000.00
Deposits-$7,560.00
WATERTOWN BANK, Watertown, Fla. (291)
Town of Ormond 6% Paving and Drainage Bonds,
due 7-1-35 ........................................ 5,000.00
Deposits-$1,721.25
THE BANK OF WAUCHULA, Wauchula, Fla. (129)
City of Leesburg 51' Municipal Plant Bonds, due
7-1-1951 .......... ......... ......... ......... 8,000.00
Deposits-$6,200.69
CARLTON NATIONAL BANK, Wauchula, Fla. (128)
Joint Stock Farm Loan 5% Bonds (Houston),
due 4-1-1966 ........................................ 10,000.00
Deposits-$7,836.19
BANK OF TITUSVILLE, Titusville, Fla. (230)
U. S. Fourth Liberty Loan 4Y% Bonds .................. 1,000.00
Pinellas County 5% Road Bonds, due 3-1-1943...... 1,000.00
City of Palmetto 51/2% Street Improvement Bonds,
due 9-1-1931 .............. .................. .. 2,000.00
City of Palmetto 5/2% Sanitary Sewer Bonds,
due 9-1-1931 .................... ...... ... ... .... 3,000.00
Deposits-$3,915.53
CITIZENS BANK OF MADISON, Madison, Fla. (119)
Town of Eustis 6% Street Paving & Sewer Bonds,
due 7-1-1932 ................. ............. ....... .. 9,000.00
Madison County 6' Special Taxing School District
No. 4 Bonds, due 3-1-1942 ............................. 4,000.00
Okaloosa County 6% Road Bonds, due 5-1-1933-34,
inclusive ..... ............... ..................... 16,000.00
Deposits--$16,230.00












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COMMERCIAL BANK OF JASPER, Jasper, Fla. (297)
City of Live Oak 5% Public Improvement Bonds
($500.00 each), due 2-28-1936 .............................. 2,000.00
Deposits-$627.63
ENGLEWOOD STATE BANK, Englewood, Fla. (440)
Town of Sebring 6% Improvement Bonds, due
1930-31 ...................................... 5,000.00
Deposits-$3,500.00
BANK OF CANAL POINT, Canal Point, Fla. (438)
City of St. Cloud 5% Improvement Bonds, due
7-1-1933-36, inclusive ........................... ....... ..... 6,000.00
Deposits-$4,500.00
FIRST BANK OF LAKE WORTH, Lawe Worth,Fla. (280
U. S. Fourth Liberty Loan 4/4% Bonds .-................. 1,000.00
City of St. Cloud 5% Bonds, due 7-1-1935-36,
inclusive ....... ........................................... ..... 9,000.00
Town, of Pompano 7% Improvement Bonds, due
9-1-1930-33, inclusive ..................................... 2,000.00
Deposits--$8,908.75
BANK OF BAY BISCAYNE, Miami, Fla. (57)
Federal Farm Loan 41/2% Bonds (Omaha) ........... 5,000.00
City of Miami 5% Municipal Improvement Bonds,
due 6-1-1948-49, inclusive .............................. 5,000.00
City of Miami 51/2 % Municipal Improvement Bonds,
due 3-1-1931-2-3-5-7 ...................................... .. 23,000.00
Dade County 5% Highway Bonds, due 1-1-1934...... 1,000.00
Palm Beach County 5% Road & Bridge Bonds,
due 1-1-1931 .................................... .... 3,000.00
Deposits--$35,689.73

BRADFORD COUNTY BANK, Starke, Fla. (124)
Taylor County 5% Road Bonds, due 1-1-1936.......... 2,000.00
Deposits-$1,043.10

BANK OF WINTER PARK, Winter Park, Fla. (214)
Joint Stock Farm Loan 41/2% Bonds (Chicago),
due 11-1-1964 ....................................................... 5,000.00
Deposits-$3,387.50

FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Perry, Fla. (130)
Marion County 5% Road Bonds, due 7-1-1935 ........ 1,000.00
Taylor County 5% Road Bonds, due 1-1-1937 ........ 1,000.00
City of Daytona 5% Water Works Bonds, due
11-1-1942 ..................................... 2,000.00
Town of EuLtis 5'a. Street Paving Bonds, due
7-1-1934 ............ ........................ ................ 4,000.00
City of Ft. Pierce 6% Impr. Bonds, due 10-15-
1931-1932 ...... ......... ................ 3,000.00
City of Perry 6% Sewer Bonds, due 1-1-1950-1951 2,000.00
City of Port Tampa 6% Municipal Improvement
Bonds, due 7-1-1944 ............................... ............ 1,000.00
Town of Sebring 51/%' General Municipal Im-
provement Bonds, due 10-1-1949 ..................... 2,000.00
Winter Park 51/2% Impr. Bonds, due 1-1-1944........ 4,000.00
Deposits-$14,590.00

CITIZENS BANK OF EUSTIS, Eustis, Fla. (239)
Town of Tavares 6% Improvement Bonds, due
1-1-1931-1932 .................... ........ ..... .... 3,000.00
Deposits-$1,670.89

FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Panama City, Fla. (266)
U. S. Fourth Liberty Loan 4Y4% Bonds .................... 5,450.00
Panama City 5% Municipal Bonds, due 12-1-1935 5,000.00
Deposits-$9,000.00

BANK OF FORT MYERS & TRUST CO.,
Fort Myers, Fla. (100)
City of Fernandina 5% Munic. Impr. Bonds ........ 5,000.00
Deposits-$2,300.09

CENTRAL NATIONAL BANK & TRUST CO.,
St. Petersburg, Fla. (75)
City of St. Petersburg 6% Bonds ........................... 6,000.00
Federal Farm Loan 4'/2% Bonds ,(St. Louis)....... 6,000.00
Deposits-$9,500.00



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STATE OF FLORIDA
COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE
TALLAHASSEE
June 16, 1931
Hon. Doyle E. Carlton,
Governor,
Executive Chamber.
Dear Governor:
Pursuant to House Resolution passed as of this date, I am
furnishing you herewith a summary of the transfers from
other funds to the general fund of this State, the amount of
Approved State invoices held by Banks and loans by the prin-
cipal of the State school fund to the General Revenue fund
since 1926, as follows:
Transfers to General fund from
other funds before January 1929
(not including $549,344.38 trans-
ferred from General Inspection
Fund) .................................................. $ 965,000.00
Loan from school fund before Jan.
1929 ...........................................100,000.00
From Trustees I. I. Fund before
Jan. 1929 ..................................... 600,000.00
From Banks before Jan. 1929 .......... 6000,008.79 $2,265,008.79
Transfers after January 1929 (not
including $433,948.46 from Gen-
eral Inspection fund) ................ 1,000,000.00
Loan from School fund after Janu-
ary 1929 ..................................... 80,000.00
From Banks after Jan. 1929 ......... 41,008.32 1,121,008.32
3,386,017.11
Paid back to I. I. Fund before Jan.
1, 1929 ............................................. 50,000.00
Paid back to I. I. Fund since Jan.
1, 1929 .............................................. 150,000.00
Paid Banks since Jan. 1, 1929 ........ 74,999.72 274,999.72
$3,111,017.39
Yours very respectfully,
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller.
Advances for industrial plants from Internal Improvement
Fund not included in above figures, which are contained in
Treasurer's statement.



STATE OF FLORIDA
OFFICE OF STATE TREASURER
TALLAHASSEE
LIABILITIES OF GENERAL REVENUE FUND
May 31, 1931
CURRENT LIABILITIES
Loans from Banks ..............................$ 641,017.11
Less amounts repaid ............................ 74,999.72 $ 566

Arrangements were made with banks
during 1928 for $600,000.00 of the
above loans, and the remainder
was arranged for during 1929.
Loans from Principal of State School
Fund:
No. 17, 1928, Comptroller's War-
rant 45,218 ...................................... $ 100,000.00
Oct. 8, 1929, Comptroller's War-
rant 27,480 .................................. 80,000.00 $ 180

These loans are evidenced by notes
corresponding to the above dates
and amounts, bearing interest at
the rate of six per cent per an-
num.
Total due banks and State School
Fund ....... ..................................... $ 74
Due Internal Improvement Fund,
July 1, 1931:
Under Chapter 11340 Acts of 1925....$ 30,000.00
Under Chapter 11341 Acts of 1925.... 30,000.00 $ 60



i,017.39



1,000.00



1,017.39


1,000.00



State Treasurer. Under these Acts, the sums of $299,-



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800.00 and $300,000.00 respectively
were paid out of the Internal Im-
provement Fund for the construc-
tion of the State Prison Building
at Raiford and the State Road
Department (Martin) Building at
Tallahassee, with the provision
that the Internal Improvement
Fund be reimbursed for such ex-
penditures, by the General Reve-
nue Fund. in ten equal annual in-
stallments, beginning with the fis-
cal year 1929.
See also last item under "Deferred
Liabilities"

Total Current Liabilities, Gen-
eral Revenue ........................... $ 806,017.39
The State Fire Insurance Fund has an open account against
General Revenue for $185,889.35 for premiums (and interest
at three per centum) to March 1, 1931. The greater part of
these premiums, amounting to $141,595.10, were due and pay-
able May 22, 1929, covering a period of three years in ad-
vance.
DEFERRED LIABILITIES
The following transfers represent loans from other funds to
General Revenue, which are not required to be repaid on any
certain dates. See Chapter 12295, Acts of 1927.
State Pension Fund (for Radio Station):
Nov. 16, 1927, Warrant. No. 14,769 $ 50,000.00
State Fire Insurance Fund:
Jan. 26, 1928, Warrant No. 79,995 50,000.00
Free School Text Book Fund:
Jan. 24, 1928, Warrant No. 78,910..$ 150,000.00
Apr. 25, 1928, Warrant No. 110,735 5,000.00
No. 4, 1930, Warrant No. 57,417.... 100,000.00 255,000.00
Permanent Building Fund:
Aug. 24, 1928. Warrant No. 17,472..$ 160,000.00
Sept. 15, 1928, Warrant No.24,739 200,000.00
Oct. 26. 1928, Warrant No. 38,649 200,000.00
Oct. 23, 1930, Warrant No. 43,217 100,000.00 $ 660,000.00
Motor Vehicle License Maintenance
Fund:
Aug. 9, 1928, Warrant No. 12,752....$ 150,000.00
Sept. 8, 1930, Warrant No. 24,966.. 50,000.00
July 1, 1930, Warrant No. 2,159.... 100,000.00 $ 300,000.00
Motor Vehicle License Expense Re-
fund Fund:
Jan. 27, 1929, Warrant No. 75,628..$ 50,000.00
Jan. 28, 1929, Warrant No. 75,629.. 25,000.00 $ 75,000.00
Auto Theft Fund:
Sept. 3, 1929, Warrant No. 17863..$ 50,000.00
Sept. 22, 1930, Warrant No. 30768 50,000.00 $ 100,000.00
State Road License Fund (Gasoline):
July 11, 1929, Warrant No. 2158....$ 150,000.00
July 11, 1929, Warrant No. 2160.... 15,006.00 $ 165,000.00
Motor Vehicle License Expense
Fund:
Sept. 4, 1929, Warrant No. 17,864..$ 100,000.00
Sept. 6, 1930, Warrant No. 24.967.. 100,000.00
Feb. 16, 1931, Warrant No. 92,463 50,000.00 $ 250,000.00
State Prison Fund:
Nov. 13, 1930, Warrant No. 51,657 $ 75,000.00
Hotel Commission Fund:
Nov. 21, 1929, Warrant No. 42,217..$ 15,000.00
Nov. 13, 1930, Warrant No. 51,658.. 25,000.00
Total .............................----...---- .$ 40,000.00
Less repayment Dec. 15, 1930........ 15,000.00 $ 25,000.00

Total transfers to, General Revenue
Fupd from other Funds, not re-
quired to be repaid on dates cer-
tain .................... ................. $2,005,000.00



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DEFERRED LIABILITIES
PAYABLE ON DATES CERTAIN
Internal Improvement Fund:
Amounts expended for construc-
tion of State Road Department
Building under Chapter 11340,
Acts of 1925 ........... ....... .......... $ 300,000.00
Amounts expended for construc-
tion of State Prison Building
under Chapter 11341, Acts 1925 299,800.00 $ 599,800.00
Less repayments as follows:
June 15, 1927 ............................$ 50,000.00
Dec. 22, 1930 .................................. 50,000.00
Feb. 17, 1931 ................................ 50,000.00
April 14, 1931 .............................. 50,000.00 $ 200,000.00

Balance ...................................... $ 399,800.00
Installments payable July 1. 1931
included in Current Liabilities 60,000.00
Deferred payments to Internal Im-
provement Fund in annual in-
stallments, July 1, 1932-1937, in-
cltisive ...................... $ 339,800.00
Under Chapter 10271, Acts of 1925,
$250,000.00 was expended [rom
the Internal Improvement Fund
for Industrial Plants at State In-
stitutions. There is no provision
in this Act requiring or authoriz-
ing the repayment of any part of
this amount from the General
Revenue Fund or any other Fund,
hence, these figures are disre-
garded in this tabulation, having
no connection with General Reve-
nue.
Deferred Liabilities due, other than
amounts due Internal Improve-
ment Fund brought forward) .... $2,005,000.00
Total Deferred Liabilities ................ $2,344,800.00
Total Current Liabilities (brought
forward) .......................................... 806,017.39*
Total Liabilities of General Revenue
Fund .................................... $3,150,817.39"
"*Other than open account of State Fire Insurance Fund.
No transfers from the General Inspection Fund to the Gen-
eral Revenue Fund have been included in this tabulation, as
under the law the balance in General Inspection Fund is re-
quired to be transferred periodically to General Revenue.
GENERAL REVENUE FUND
May 31, 1931
ASSETS



Cash in Office and in Banks ............
Less following cash items, supported
by vouchers approved by the
Comptroller and the Governor, for
which the Treasurer has not yet
received warrants:
Legislative payrolls and other ex-
penses .................... .............. $
Jurors and Witnesses requisitions....
State Board of Health requisition....
State Live Stock Sanitary Board
requisition .................................. ..
Available Cash balance, as per
Treasurer's books, without de-
ducting outstanding warrants ......
Current Liabilities, General Revenue
Available Cash Asets, General Reve-
nue .................... ............... .........

Current deficit, General Revenue....

Total Liabilities, General Revenue
present and deferred ......................



$ 577,285.54



123,318,64
75,244.95
1,000.00

1,000.00 200,563.59


$ 376,724.95
$ 806,017.39*
376,721.95

$ 429,295.44*


$3,150,817.39*












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Available Cash Assets, General Reve-
nue ....................................... 376,721.95
Total Deficit, General Revenue ...... $2,774,095.44*
*Excepting open claims of State Fire Insurance Fund.
W. V. KNOTT,
State Treasurer.
STATE OF FLORIDA
COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE
TALLAHASSEE
June 16, 1931
Hon. Doyle E. Carlton,
Governor,
Executive Chamber.
Dear Governor:
Replying to your inquiry as to the cash balance of the Gen-
eral Revenue Fund as of today, beg to report as follows:
Balance in fund June 1, 1931................................$433,407.60
Receipts to close of Business June 15/31.............. 173,342.36
606.749.96
Paid to close of business June 15/31.................... 277,479.06

$329,270.90
Bills of Institution of Higher Learning filed
June 15'31 for payment.................................. 133,335.97
Balance available this mornig..............$1,94.93
(Expense regular session held as cash items
by Treasurer..................... ......... ..... $200,55.81)
Yours very respectfully,
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller.
STATE OF FLORIDA
COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE
TALLAHASSEE
June 16, 1931
Hon. Doyle E. Carlton,
Governor,
Executive Cihamber.
Dear Governor:
Reporting on tax collections, beg to advise tax collections as



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reported to this office by the Tax Collectors of the several
counties of this State June 1, 1931, were 45.40%, or $3,656,-
325.10, as against collected to June 1, 1930, of 66.81%. The
uncollected balance on the roll is $4,397,992.62 all State funds,
less deductions for errors, insolvencies, land sales, and dis-
counts, estimated at 25% or $2,001,579.43, leaving estimated
balance to all funds of $2,366,413.19, of which 8/14th or $1,352,-
236.08 would be due the General Revenue Fund, out of which
practically all appropriations are paid.
The average monthly expenditure of the General Revenue
Fund at this time is $565,025.42, from which it will be seen if
collections meet our estimation that it will not meet the re-
quirements upon it to meet legislative appropriations.
Yours very respectfully,
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller.
This is not an exhibit-just information.
G. F. W.
SCHOOL FUND
Invested, $173,077.15; par, $186.500.00; $12,205.00 past due.
FILE STATEMENT-EX. A
Money's in Banks Closed-
Custom in Deposits, 62 outs: 31 closed, no loss; $222,923.93
in banks closed now; $303,450.00 collected.
File Statements-Compare with other States, Counties,
Loans Prior 1929-
Banks ............................................................ ... ......$600,008
1. I. B................ ............................ .. 600,000
School ........................................ ....................... 100,000
$1,300,000
Paid ..................... ............. ....... 50,000
Since 1929-
Banks ........................................................................ $ 41,008.32
School ........................................................................... 80,000.00
Paid ............................... ..................... ... 224,999.00
Funds Transferred Before 1929-
15 months ... ... ............................ ..... ........ $ 965.000
21/2 years .................................. .......... 1,040,000
Saving Operating Cost-File Statement.
Bank Balance-Exhibit.
TAXES.












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ANALYSIS OF SECURITIES OWNED BY THE STATE SCHOOL FUNDS


Purchased Since January 1, 1929



DENOMIN-



INTEREST



NO. NATION DESCRIPTION AND NUMBER OF SECURITIES PAYABLE
2 1000 Citrus Co. S. S. Dist. No. 3 .........................May-Nov.
40 500 Holmes Co. S.S.D. No. 7 School Bldg.
Bonds ..............................................................M ar.-Sep.
*8 1000 Liberty Co. Spl. Tax S. D. No. 4...............May-Nov.
7 1000 Lake City St. Imp. Bonds..........................Jun.-Dec.
*7 1000 Liberty Co. Spl. Tax S. D. No. 4................May-Nov.
*8 1000 Liberty Co. Spl. Tax S. D. No. 4............May-Nov.
*6 1000 Liberty Co. Spl. Tax S. D. No. 4................May-Nov.
"*6 1000 Liberty Co. Spl. Tax S. D. No. 4................May-Nov.
"*4 1000 Liberty Co. B. P. I. Warrants......................Jan.-July
*2 1000 Liberty Co. B. P. I. Warrants.....................Jun.-Dec.
23 1000 Taylor Co. Road Bonds................................Jan.-July
25 1000 Franklin Co. S. S. D. No. 1......................Mar.-Sep.
40 500 Levy Co. S. S. D. No. 4 .............................Jan.-July
1 1000 Hillsboro Co. S. S. D. No. 31.......-.............Mar.-Sep.
26 1000 Washington Co. Spl. Tax. S. D. No. 1........Jun.-Dec.
3 1000 Palm Beach Co. Spl. R&B Dist. No. 9......Jan.-Dec.
10 500 Levy Co. S. S. D. No. 4 ............................Jan.-July
11 1000 Washington Co. S. S. D. No. 2...................Jan.-July
3 1000 Washington Co. S. S. D. No. 1 (Chipley) ....Jun.-Dec.
5 500 Levy Co. S. S. D. No. 4 (Chiefland) ..........Jan.-July



DATE



DATE RATE



RATE ISSUE MATURITY PURCHASED PAID
6% 9-6-20 11-1-29-30 2-16-29 90



5
51/2
6
5 2
5/2
51/2
51/2
8
8
5
6
6
6
5
6
6
5/2
5
6



3-1-29 3-1-44-56
11-1-28 11-1-38-42
12-1-25 12-1-31-
11-1-28 11-1-42-45
11-1-28 11-1-46-49
11-1-28 11-1-50-52
11-1-28 11-1-53-55
8-1-27 7-1-30-33
12-1-21 12-1-36-
4-1-30 1-1-41-
9-1-29 9-1-46-56
7-1-30 7-1-49-56
3-1-26 3-1-32-
6-1-28 6-1-46-54
6-1-25 6-1-32-
7-1-30 7-1-38-41
7-1-28 7-1-47-57
6-1-28 6-1-45-46
7-1-30 7-1-44-45



5- 1-29 93.60
11- 1-29 90 F
12- 1-29 100 F
12-31-29 90
1-17-30 90
2- 8-30 90
2-27-30 90
6-17-30 100
6-23-30 100
7-31-30 92.29
10- 4-30 98
1- 1-31 95 F'
1-20-31 91
2-18-31 88.68
2-21-31 81
3-21-31 95
4-14-31 90
5-14-31 90.2716 F
4-14-31 95



PAR
VALUE DISCOUNT
2,000 200.00



20,000
8,000
7,000
7,000
3,000
6,000
6.000
4,000
2,000
23,000
25,000
20,000
1,000
26,000
3.000
5,000
11,000
3,000
2.500



1,280.00
800.00

700.00'
800.00
600.00
600.00

1,773.30
500.00
1,000.00
90.00
2,942.70'
570.00
250.00
1,100.00
291.85
125.00



COST
EXCLUDING
DENOMIN- ACCRUED INTEREST
NO. ACTION DESCRIPTION AND NUMBER OF SECURITIES INTEREST CR.
2 1000 Citrus Co. S. S. Dist. No. 3 .......................... ......... ...... ..... 1,800.00 35.00
One bond matured and redeemed @ par, 12-6-29.......
One bond matured and redeemed @ par, 12-6-30........
40 500 Holmes Co. S. S. D. No. 7 Sch. Bldg. Bonds.................. 18,720.00 244.44
*8 1000 Liberty Co. Spl. Tax S. D. No. 4................................ 7,200.00 None
7 1000 Lake City St. Imp. Bonds........................................... 7,000.00
*7 1000 Liberty Co. Spl. Tax S. D. No. 4.............................. 6,300.00 64.16
*8 1000 Liberty Co. Spl. Tax S. D. No. 4.............................. 7,200.00 92,88
*6 1000 Liberty Co. Spl. Tax S. D. No. 4.................................. 5,400.00 88.91
*6 1000 Liberty Co. Spl. Tax S. D. No. 4............................... .... 5,400.00 106.33
*4 1000 Liberty Co. B. P. I. Warrants ........................................ 4,000.00 144.89
One warrant matured and redeemed @ par, 6-23-30



189,500 13,622.85



INCREASE
TOTAL OF
COST PRINCIPAL
1,835.00 200 00



18,964.44
7,200.00
7,000.00
6,364.16
7,292.88
5,488.9'1
5,506.33
4,144.89



1,280.00
800.00

700.00
80,0.00
600.00
600.00



YIELD
PER PAR VALUE
ANNUM DR. CR. BALANCE
13.60 2,000 2,000
1,000 1,000
1,000
5.50 20,000 20,000
6.70 8,000 8,000
6.00 7,000 7,000
6% 7,000 7,000
6.40 8,000 8,000
6.30 6,000 6,000
6.30 6,000 6,000
8.00 4,000 4,000
1,000



*2 1000 Liberty Co. B. P. I. Warrants.......................................... 2,000.00 5.78 2,005.78 8.00 2,000
23 1000 Taylor Co. Road Bonds................................ ........ 21,226.70 95.84 21,322.54 1,773.30 6.00 23,000 2
25 1000 Franklin Co. S. S. D. No. 1................................ ..... 24,500.00 137.53 24,637.53 500.00 6.15 25,000 2
40 500 Levy Co. S. S. D. No. 4....................................................... 19,000.00 19,000.00 1,000.00 6.35 20,000 2
1 1000 Hillsboro Co. S. S. D. No. 31................................... .. 910.00 23.17 933.17 90.00 15.00 1,000
26 1000 Washington Co. Spl. Tax S. D. No. 1........................... 23,057.30 281.60 23,338.90 2,942.70 6.00 26,000 2
3 1000 Palm Beach Co. Spl. R&B Dist. No. 9.............................. 2,430.00 77.50 2,507.50 570.00 26.00 3,000
10 500 Levy Co. S. S. D. No. 4................... ............................... 4,750.00 66.67 4,816.67 250.00 6.80 5,000
11 1000 Washington Co. S. S. D. No. 2.................................... 9,900.00 176.46 10,076.46 1,100.00 6.30 11,000 1
3 1000 Washington Co. S. S. D. No. 1 (Chipley) .................... 2,708.15 None 2,708.15 291.85 6.00 3,000
5 500 Levy Co. S. S. D. No. 4 (Chiefland).............................. 2,375.00 55.41 2,430.41 125.00 6.60 2,500

175,877.15 13,622.85 189,500 3,000
Less ............ 3,000
186,500
*NOTE-Two semi-annual interest payments defaulted on Liberty County Bonds and Warrants aggregating $2,205.00.
RECAPITULATION
PAR VALUE COST
Total Bonds Purchased During Period $189,500.00 $175,877.15
Less Amount Redeemed at Par........ 3,000.00 2,800.00 W, V. KNOTT,
State Treasurer.
Balance ............................... ................$186,500.00 $173,077.15



2,000
3,000
!5,000
0,000
1,000
6,000
3,000
5,000
1,000
3,000
2,500;



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Consideration of House Bill No. 33-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
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 in each county
of the State of Florida having a population, according to the
last Federal Census of more than 147,000 and not more than
154,000 people, and to repeal all laws in conflict herewith.
Pending on final passage at the time the House of Repre-
sentatives adjourned at one o'clock today.
Was resumed
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Messrs: Bass, Black, Bloodworth, Caldwell, Coffee,
Collier, Dann, *Durrance, Holmes, Horne (Madison), Keen,
Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lea (Manatee),
Moon (Citrus), Prine, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Steed, Stewart,
Sturkie, Warner, Watson, Westbrook, Wester, West, Wood,
Zim-32.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Blount, Brock, Brown, Burnett,
Chapman, Davis, Douglas, Elliott, Finlayson, Goff, Hagan,
Kanner, Lea iHighlands', Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mathews
(Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist),: Mitchell, Moon (Marion),
Nordman, Poppell, Roberts, Strickland, Taylor, Teague, To-
masello, Wainwright, Wentworth, Whitman, Wicker-35.
So the bill failed to pass, title as stated.
CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS
House Bill No. 65-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to taxation, levying and
imposing an excise tax on gasoline and other like products
of petroleum in addition to other taxes thereon; levying and
imposing a license tax on every dealer in gasoline or any
other like product of petroleum; providing for the report of
sale of such commodities, and the collection and payment of
such taxes; creating special funds for the reception of such
taxes; providing the purpose of such taxes, and for the de-
posit, appropriation and disposition of the proceeds derived
from such taxes, and prescribing the duties of certain offi-
cials with reference thereto; repealing Chapter 14573, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1929, relating to the subject of gasoline
taxes; repealing Chapter 14575, Acts of 1929, relating to the
subject of gasoline taxes, and all laws in conflict with this
Act; providing for the enforcement of this Act and penalties
for violation hereof; and other matters in connection with
all of the above.
Pending, on motion to adopt substitute for Senate Amend-
ment No. 2 to House Bill No. 65-X.
Was resumed.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to adopt the
substitute amendment, upon call of the roll the vote was:
: Yeas-Messrs: Albury, Anderson Barrow, Bass, Beasley,
Black, Bledsoe, Chapman, Coffee, Collier, Davis, Douglas, Dur-
rance, Elliott, Finlayson, Hagan, Holmes, Kanner, Keen, Ken-
drick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee),
Lindler, Lowe, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus),
Moon (Marion), AlcKenzie. McRory, Nordman, Parker, Pop-
pelli Roberts, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Steed,
Stewart, Strickland, Sturkie, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell
(Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Ward, Warner,
Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Whitman, Wicker, Zim-58.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs: Andrews, Bloodworth, Booth,
Blount, Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chappell,
Dann, Goff, Harrell, Horne (Jackson), Horne (Madison),
Kehoe, Kelly, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Page, Prine,
Robineau, Strom, Taylor, Walker, Wester, West, Wood-30.
The motion to adopt the substitute amendment for Senate
Amendment No. 2 to House Bill No. 65-X was agreed to.
The substitute amendment was adopted.
EXPLANATION OF THE VOTE
I vote "No" upon the Substitute Amendment for the fol-
lowing reasons:
(1) The proposed allocation is inequitable and unjust;
(2) The amendment will not constitute a tax relief mea-
sure but is rather a bond relief measure.
(3) The interests of the taxpayers of the State should be
paramount to the interest of the bondholders.
(4) In his message to the Legislature on April 8th Gov-
ernor Doyle E. Carlton wisely and ably stated with reference



to the debt problem: "Direct aid by the State in abolishing
these obligations with State funds is out of the question, both
from a constitutional as well as an economic standpoint.
Most effective 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 obli-
gations. (B). 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 Municipalities-to carry more easily their debt
obligations."
(5). The adoption of the amendment constitutes a com-
plete reversal of the program for tax relief as outlined to the
Legislature by the Governor on April 8th.
(6) Section 6 of Article 9 of the Constitution of the State
as interpreted by the Supreme Court of the State, prevents
and prohibits the levy of a state tax and the appropriation
of state money, directly, indirectly, contingently or by cir-
cumlocution, for the purpose of paying, in whole of in part,
the principal or interest of the bonds of the political sub-
divisions of the state,
(7) The bill levies a state tax and appropriates state
money for the purpose of paying bonds of the political sub-
divisions of the state heretofore issued, rather than appropria-
ting state money to the political subdivisions for the pur-
pose of assisting such subdivision in the performance of a
present state function.
(8) The proposed amendment makes no distinction be-
tween paying bonds of political subdivisions of the state
and appropriating money to assist counties in the perfor-
mance of present and existing state functions.
(9) Even though the bonds in question may have been is-
sued in the past for the purpose of securing money so that
the counties or districts would be better able to perform state
functions Section 6 of Article 9 of the Constitution prevents
and prohibits the levy of a state tax and the appropriating of
state money for the purpose of paying any part of the prin-
ciapl or interest of such bonds.
(10) If this principle can ever be established, that the
Legislature can levy state taxes for appropriate state money
for the purpose ,of paying bonds issued by counties for road
construction then the same principle will apply to the is-
suance of bonds by municipalities for parks, for streets, for
sewers, or for other public purposes, and also the same prin-
ciple would apply when the state could levy state taxes and
appropriate state money for the purpose of paying drainage
bonds, or any other, class of bonds issued for a public pur-
pose by the various political subdivision, of the state. Once
such a principle is established the financial and taxation
structure of our State government will be wrecked; and ruined;
(11) If the principle is also established that the Legis-
lature may without limit legislate taxes and appropriate
money for these bonds, then instead of the state being $1,-
250,000 in debt in a short while we will find the State govern-
ment in the same situation that many of the defaulting
municipalities, districts and counties are in today. Even
though it may be true that a few of the municipalities, coun-
ties and districts are in default, loyalty to the State should
require that the State government do not become insolvent
by attempting to render assistance to defaulting political
subdivisions.
(12) The public policy of the State with reference to bonds
is firmly established by Section 6 of Article 9 of the Con-
sitution. In addition to that, only a few years ago the people
of the State had an opportunity to vote on a State bond is-
sue for road building, and over-whelmingly defeated the pro-
posal, thereby firmly establishing the public policy of the
State as opposed to the issuance of state bonds and as against
levying state taxes or appropriating state money for bonds.
(13) The amount of money involved in the proposed ap-
propriation for the payment of bonds is $6,900,000, and if
placed in the Treasury of the State, for ordinary purposes of
State government, would be more than sufficient to entirely
elimate the State ad volorem taxes. In times like these, when
it is so difficult to raise sufficient revenue to run the State
government, it appears that a wise and, sound fiscal policy
for the State would be better served by appropriating this
money to the State government, thereby granting tax relief
to every taxpayer in the state to the extent of thirteen mills.
Such a policy would put the State government on a sound
financial basis and would grant practical tax relief within
the Constitution.
The Constitution requires that the tax burden shall be im-



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posed uniformly and at an equal rate. If the burden should
be imposed equally and uniformly, then it would also appear
that tax relief should be granted equally and uniformly.
(14) The State government should come first. The Con-
stitution itself in Section 2 of Article 9 makes it mandatory
that the Legislature provide revenue sufficient to defray the
expenses of the State government for each fiscal year. This
duty should be performed before all others. The building of
roads, the payment of bonds, the relief of municipalities and
counties may wait for a better day, but the State govern-
meht cannot wait. If the State government is not provided for
then the Sovereign fails and we have chaos and anarchy.
(15) The total gasoline tax amounts to approximately
fourteen million dollars, and the motor vehicle license tax
amounts to approximately six million dollars. These two
taxes, together with other revenue, if wisely and economical-
ly applied to the necessities of the State government, would
be sufficient to entirely eliminate state ad valorem taxes, pro-
vide for all the necessities of the State government, as well
as an eight months term for the public free schools. Such
a program appears to be more desirable and more in the pub-
lic interest than an attempt to appropriate a large portion of
the money for the payment of bonds and another portion for
the continuance of road building in times of adversity.
JOHN E. MATHEWS
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote "No" on the adoption of the amendment for the
reasons that it is unconstitutional, wrong in principle, and
contrary to the accepted and fundamental theory of sound
political economy; for the reasons that the amendment in
Sections 8-A and 8-B provides for the distribution of the
entire Second Gas Tax, consisting of three (3c) cents, upon
the basis of contributions or expenditures of the several coun-
ties, thus rewarding extravagance and profligacy.
M. F. CALDWELL, JR.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote "no" because the Constitution is being flagrantly
violated in the adoption of the amendment.
H. M. TAYLOR.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF PAIT
Mr. Yearty of Levy and I have paired. If present he would
vote "AYE." I vote "NO."
R. K. LEWIS,
Palm Beach County.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the House of Representa-
tives do not concur in Senate Amendment No. 2, as amended,
to House Bill No. 65-X.
Pending consideration thereof Mr. Caldwell moved that th e
Senate Amendment No. 2, as amended, together with the BSill
be recommitted to Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Mr. TomaselIo moved that the motion to recommit be laid
on the table.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to lay the mo-
tion to recomit on the table.
Upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Barrow, Bass, Beasley,
Black, Bledsoe, Chapman, Coffee, Collier, Davis, Douglas, Dur-
rance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Hagan, Holmes, Kanner,
Keen, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea
(Manatee), Lindler, Lowe, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell,
Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), McKenzie, McRory, Nordman,
Poppell, Roberts, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge,
Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Sturkie, Tomasello, Trammell (Bre-
vard), Wainwright, Ward, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook,
Whitman, Wicker, Zim-56.
Nays- Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews, Bloodworth, Booth,
Blount, Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chappell,
Dann, Goff, Harrell, Home (Jackson), Home (Madison),
Kehoe, Kelly, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Morton,
Page, Prine, Robineau, Strom, Taylor, Teague, Trammell
(Calhoun), Walker, Warner, Wester, West, Wood-34.
The motion to lay the motion to recommit on the table
was agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion that the House of
Representatives do not concur in Senate amendment No. 2, as
amended to House Bill No. 65-X.
The roll call be demanded on the motion, on call of the
roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews, Bloodworth, Booth,
Blount, Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chappell,
Dann, Goff, Harrell, Horne (Jackson), Horne (Madison),



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Kehoe, Kelly, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Page,
Prine, Robineau, Strom, Taylor, Walker Watson, Wester, West,
Wood-31.
Nays-Albury, Anderson, Barrow, Bass, Beasley, Black,
Bledsoe, Chapman, Collier, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott,
Finlayson, Fuller, Hagan, Holmes, Kanner, Keen, Kendrick,
Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lindler,
Lowe, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Parker,
Poppell, Roberts, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge,
Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Sturkie, Tomasello, Trammell
(Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Ward, Warner,
Wentworth, Westbrook, Whitman, Wicker, Zim-58.
The motion that the House of Representatives do not con-
cur was not agreed to.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF PAIR
Mr.. Yearty of Levy County and I have paired.
If present he would vote no.
I vote aye.
R. K. LEWIS,
of Palm Beach County.
Mr. Tomasello moved that the House of Representatives
do concur in Senate amendment No. 2, as amended, to House
Bill No. 65-X.
Pending consideration thereof Mr. Wester moved that the
House of Representatives do now adjourn.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to now adjourn.
Upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Andrews, Booth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Bul-
lard, Caldvell, Horne (Madison), Kelly, Lewis (Palm Beach),
Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Prine, Robineau, Stone,
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Albury, Anderson, Barrow, Bass Beas-
ley, Black, Bloodworth, Burnett, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee,
Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson,
Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Home (Jackson), Kan-
ner, Keen, Kehoe, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (High-
lands), Lea (Manatee), Lindler, Lowe, Mattheus (Gilchrist),
Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie,
McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Poppell, Roberts, Rowe, Rog-
ers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Steed, Stewart, Strickland,
Strom, Sturkie, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard).
Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Ward, Warner, Watson,
Wentworth, Westbrook, Whitman, Wicker, Zim-70.
The motion to adjourn was not agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion to concur in Senate
amendment No. 2, as amended, to House Bill No. 65-X.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to concur, upon
call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Barrow, Bass, Beasley,
Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Chapman, Coffee, Collier, Davis,
Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Hagan, Holmes,
Kanner, Keen, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands),
Lea (Manatee), Lindler, Lowe, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell,
Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion ), Morton, McKenzie, McRory,
Nordman, Parker, Poppell, Roberts, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Sturkie,
Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun),
Wainwright, Ward, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Whitman,
Wicker, Zim-60.
Nays-Mr- Speaker; Messrs. Andrews, Booth, Blount, Brock,
Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chappell, Dann, Goff, Har-
rell, Horne (Jackson), Home (Madison), Kehoe, Kelly, Madi-
son, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Page, Prine, Robineau, Stone,
Strom, Taylor, Walker, Warner, Wester, West, Wood-31.
The motion to concur in Senate amendment No. 2, as
amended, was agreed to.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF PAIRS
Mr. Yearty of Levy County and I have paired.
If present he would vote aye.
I vote no.
R. K. LEWIS,
Palm Beach.
EXPLANATIONS OF VOTE
I vote "No" on this bill for this reason, that the bill is in-
tended to pay principal and interest on County and District
Bonds before any part of the proceeds which this bill is in-
tended to raise can be used for road and bridge construction
and maintenance.
W. A. WEST.













EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote "No" oft the Substitute Amendment to the Senate
Amendment, more commonly known as the GOVERNOR'S
PLAN OF. GAS MONEY DISTRIBUTION. My reasons
for opposing this measure are these:
(1) I consider the measure to be unconstitutional, espec-
ially insofar as it is directed toward the payment of county
and district bonds;
(2) Because it is eminently unfair to Dade County, which
produces nearly two million dollars annually in gasoline tax
money but which. under this plan, would receive only about
$300.000 in re-allocation. ana it is similarly unfair to other
counties whichh represent 2-3 of the population of the State;
(3) Because it adopts ne Federal formula for distribu-
tion of State aid in United States highway construction, whilst
our state and county -ituation is not comparable thereto,
either in: governmental. purpose, source of tax money, or the
method of road systemization;
(4) Because the Federal formula, which the Governor has
appropriated to himself, is originally and fundamentally di-
rected toward the enhancement of military operations and
Inter-state commerce; but -his measure adopts the formula
largely to procure par preference for holders or marketers
of sub-par county bonds at the expense of the progressive
tax-paying counties of the state;
(5' After prolonged consideration, the members of the
House by representative committees, did, in a sincere desire
to harmonize conflicting points of view and sectional differen-
ces, evolve an equitable formula, which was 1Spnsored by
sixty-seven members of the House and accepted by eighty-
seven. This was known as the "Compromise Plan" and was
accepted in preference to the Governor's plan after an agree-
ment to that end. This present plan causes a disruption of
the established harmony between the sections of the State
and its several counties. I consider the insistence that it be
passed over the Compromise Plan to indicate executive inter-
ference in the deliberations of the Legislative branch of the
govern ient;
(6) I consider the prime purpose of this kind of taxation
should tU, first, to provide for :he necessities oj State govern-
ment. The State requires at this time in the neighborhood
of twenty million dollars for State governinelit, schools and
roads, and the only certain source of revenue is this gaso-
line money, and this measure permits the distribution of
these necessary funds .3r matters incidental to counties,
leaving the State with a seriously insufficient general reve-
nue;
(7) Because this bill does not provide for the relief of
counties who have provided county roads, upor. which nearly
sixty-five per cent, of the automobile travel Is maintained;
intra-state automobile travel should be estimated and the gas-
oline required therefore should be allocated rc the counties
accordingly;
(8) Because the result is merely a sop to the small county
representatives, not based upon requirements or equity but
solely upon the vote-getting powers of its appeal to their
pocket-profit advantages. This must inevitably create a big
and little county issue in the State, to the detriment of its
political harmony. The measure involves a levy for conject-
ural purposes and for application beyond the biennium, all of
which adds to is unconstitutionality;
(9) Because it is opposed to any constructive program
providing for the operation of government, the maintenance
,of schools, and the progressive establishment of a scientific
road system;
(10) Because the re-allocation based upon the contribu-
tion of the several counties to the first, second and third pref-
erential systems is unscientific and fictitious for the purpose
of establishing a well worked out state road system, for the
reason that second and third preferential roads are entirely
fictitious and created by political courtesy and not by state
road necessity;
(11) And finally because the measure is petty political and
not soundly governmental in its purposes.
S. P. ROBINEAU.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote "No" because the bill is designed to relieve the bond-
holders instead of the Counties of the State. Any distribution
of the gas tax on the basis of expenditures will undermine the
structure of the State and set a precedent that will eventually
bring about ruin.
I. D. STONE.
H. B.-74



EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote no on this bill because I honestly believe it unconsti-
tutional, and there is grave danger that my county will be
irrevocably injured. I vote no because it gives us a chance
to meet with Senate conferences and work out a just and con-
stitutional act.
M. M. ANDREWS.
Mr. Tomasello moved that the Order of Business revert to
consideration of Senate amendment No. 1 to the title to House
Bill No. 65-X.
Which was agreed to.
Which Senate amendment No. 1 is as follows:
Strike all of title and insert in lieu thereof :he following
title:
An Act relating to taxation, levying and imposing an excise
tax on gasoline and other like products of petroleum in addi-
tion to other taxes thereon; levying and imposing a license
tax on every dealer in gasoline or any other like product of
petroleum; providing for the report of sale of such commodi-
ties, and the collection and payment of such taxes; creating
special funds for the reception of such taxes; providing the
purposes of such taxes, and for the deposit, appropriation and
disposition of the proceeds derived from such taxes, and pre-
scribing the duties of certain officials with reference thereto,
and declaring certain roads to have been and to be built for
State purposes and as being State Undertakings; repealing
Chapter 145'5, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929, relating to the
subject of gasoline taxes; repealing Section 1 of Chapter
14573, Acts of 1929, relating to the subject of gasoline taxes,
and all laws in conflict with this Act; providing for the en-
forcement of this Act and penalties for violation hereof.
Mr. Tomasello of Okeechobee offered the following amend-
ment to Senate amendment No. 1 to House Bill No. 65-X:
Strike out all of the title, and insert in lieu thereof, the fol-
lowing:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to taxation, levying and
imposing an excise tax on gasoline and other like products of
petroleum in addition to other taxes thereon; levying and im-
posing as a license tax on every dealer in gasoline or any other
like product of petroleum; providing for the report of sale of
such commodities, and the collection and payment of such
taxes creating special funds for the reception of such
taxes; providing the purposes of such taxes, and for the de-
posit, appropriation and disposition of the proceeds derived
from such taxes, and prescribing the duties of certain officials
with reference thereto, and declaring certain roads to have
been and to be built for State purposes and as being State
undertakings; repealing Chapter 14575, Laws of Florida. Acts
of 1929, relating to the subject of gasoline taxes; repealing
Chapter 14573, Acts of 1929, relating to the subject. of gasoline
taxes and raising special revenue for educational purposes,
and all laws in conflict with this-Act; providing for the en-
forcement of this Act and penalties for violation hereof.
Mr. Tomasello moved the adoption of the amendment to
Senate amendment No. 1 to House Bill No. 65-X.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Tomasello moved that the House of Representatives do
concur in Senate amendment, No. 1 as amended, to House
Bill No. 65-X.
Which was agreed to.
And Senate amendment No. 1, as amended, to House Bill
No. 65-X was concurred in by the House of Representatives.
Mr. Tomasello moved that the Rules be waived and House
Bill No. 65-X with the Senate amendments, as amended, be
immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to, by a two-thirds vote.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ENGROSSED BILLS
Mr. Strom, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills,
submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 18, 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. 121-X:
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mission having a population of not less than 22,400 nor more
than 22,500 by the last preceding State Census; to prescribe
the powers, duties, and functions of such county budget com-
mission, and the qualification, terms of office, and method of
appointment or election of members thereof; and to authorize
such county budget commission to make and control the bud-
gets of receipts and expenditures of the Board of County
Commissioners. Board of Public Instruction, County Welfare
Board, Parental Home Board, and all other boards, commis-
sions and officials of such counties or of taxing districts (ex-
cept school districts) situate therein authorized to raise and
expend moneys for county or district purposes, and providing
for a referendum election determining whether or not this Act
shall be approved, accepted and made effective.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly en-
grossed, and return same herewith.
Very respectfully,
S. H. STROM,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 121-X, contained in the above report, was
ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. N. J. Wicker of Sumter, Chairman of the Committee on
Pensions, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, June 17th, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir: A.
Your Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred:
House Bill No. 107-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to A. J. Crum,
of Wakulla County, Florida.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Trammell, Anwrews, Mattheus, and Blood-
worth.
Nays-Messrs. Wicker and West.
Very respectfully,
N. J. WICKER,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 107-X, contained in 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, Florida, June 18, 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-



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House Bill No. 144-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the sale of citrus
fruit in bulk and the transportation thereof over the public
roads and highways by trucks in counties having not less than
60,000 population and not over 100,000 population according to
the last preceding Federal or State Census, and providing pen-
alties for the violation thereof.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate,
And House Bill No. 144-X, 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, June 18, 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. 139-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and empowering the
Board of County Commissione. 3 of Franklin County, Florida,
to purchase lands for a site for a County Court House in said
County of Franklin and to pay for the same by the levy and
collection each year of a special tax not exceeding three mills
on the dollar on all taxable property in said Franklin County
until such court house site shall be paid for.
Also-
House Bill No. 140-Xt
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring the Bond Trustees of
High Springs Special Road and Bridge District of Alachua
County, Florida, to transmit certain moneys to the State
Treasurer as County Treasurer Ex-Officio and providing how
same shall be applied.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bills No's. 139-X and 140-X, contained' in the
above message, were referred to the Committee on Enrolled
Bills.
Mr. Horne moved that the rules be waived and that the
House of Representatives do now adjourn until tomorrow
morning at 10 o'clock.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon at 4:52 o'clock P. M. the House of Representa-
tives stood adjourned until 10 o'clock A. M. Friday,. June IRth.












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FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 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, Horn (Jackson),
Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Ken-
nedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm
Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval),
Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion),
Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples,
Prine, Roberts, Rowe, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed,
Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester. West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Zim-91.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Journal of Thursday, June 18, was corrected and as cor-
rected, was approved.
By Mr. Home of Madison-
House Resolution No. 13-X:
Relating to the board of administration of the State of
Florida.
WHEREAS, The Board of Administration, created at the
1929 Session of Legislature, is handling millions of dollars of
public funds in the payment of interest and principal of bonds
and also in the purchase of bonds, and
WHEREAS, in the handling of the said funds the Board of
Administration represents the various Counties and Districts
-of the State of Florida, and
WHEREAS, by reason of law enacted at this Session of the
Legislature, if said law is Constitutional, the Board of Admin-
istration will handle in the future approximately six million
nine hundred thousand ($6,900,000.00) dollars of public funds
for the purpose of purchasing bonds and securities and paying
principal and interest of County and District bonds, and
WHEREAS, it is desirable and to the public interest that
information be furnished to the Legislature concerning the
activities of the Board of Administration:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGIS-
LATURE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. That the Board of Administration furnish in
writing to the House of Representatives a detail statement
showing the securities or bonds purchased since the creation
of the said Board, the date when purchased and the amount
paid for such bonds or securities together with the name of the
County whose funds were used in making such purchase.
Which was read.
Mr. Horne (Madison) moved the adoption of the Resolution,
Which was agreed to.
By Mr. McRory of Seminole-
House Resolution No. 14-X:
BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives that af-
ter Saturday, June 20, no bills of a general nature will be con-
sidered, except the general appropriation bill and such other
bills as pertain to the raising of revenue.
WHEREAS, There are only six legislative days left of the
present extraordinary session; and
WHEREAS, The Appropriation Bill and several other meas-
ures of major importance are yet to be considered;
Therefore, BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representa-
tives that after Saturday, June 20, no bills of a general nature
be considered, except the General Appropriation Bill and such
other bills as pertain to the raising of revenue.
Which was read and referred to the committee on rules.
By Mr. Caldwell of Santa Rosa-
House Resolution No. 15-X:
A Resolution requesting the Governor of the State to submit
to the House of Representatives the names of all members of



the House who now hold lucrative offices or appointments
under the State.
WHEREAS, certain members of the Legislature exercise
powers appertaining to the Executive Department of this
State, in violation of Article II of the Constitution of the State
of Florida, and
WHEREAS, certain members of the House of Representa-
tives hold lucrative offices or appointments under this State
and are, therefore, not eligible to a seat in the Legislature,
as provided in Section 7, Article III of the Constitution, and
WHEREAS, certain members of the House of Representa-
tives hold, or perform the functions of, more than one office
under the government of this State at the same time, and
WHEREAS, the validity of legislation enacted by this Leg-
islature depends upon the qualification of the members of the
Legislature as provided for in the Constitution,
THEREFORE:
BE IT RESOLVED .BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES:
1. That the Governor of the State be, and he is hereby,
requested to submit to the House of Representatives forthwith
(A) The names of the members of this House who now
hold lucrative offices or appointments under the Executive
Department of the State, including, as of course, the mem-
bers employed by the Motor Vehicle Department, as agents,
inspectors, or otherwise; the members employed in the De-
partment of Agriculture, as agents, inspectors, or otherwise;
the members employed by the State Veterinarian, the mem-
bers employed by the Department of Fresh Water Fish and
Game; the members employed by the Comptroller of the
State, including those employed in the banking department,
whether as liquidators for defunct banks or as attorneys for
such liquidators or otherwise; and the members employed by
departments or in a manner not particularly referred to above.
(B) The names of the members of this House who have
at any time since the last general election held lucrative of-
fices or appointments under the Executive Department of the
State, including, as of course, the members employed by the
Motor Vehicle Department, as agents, inspectors, or other-
wise; the members employed in the Department of Agricul-
ture, as agents, inspectors, or otherwise; the members em-
ployed by the State Veterinarian; the members employed by
the Department of Fresh Water Fish and Game; the mem-
bers employed by the Comptroller of the State, including
those employed in the banking department, whether as liqui-
dators for defunct banks or as attorneys for such liquidators
or otherwise; and the members employed by departments or
in a manner not particularly referred to above.
(C) The names of the members of this House who now
and/or who have at any time since the last general election
exercised powers appertaining to the Executive Department
of this State.
2. The Comptroller of the State be, and he is hereby, re-
quested to submit to the House of Representatives forthwith
the names of the members of this House to whom warrants
in payment for services rendered the Executive Department
of the State have been drawn, together with the number, date
and amount of such warrant or warrants, if any.
3. The words "lucrative office or appointment" used herein
are construed to mean any office, appointment or employ-
ment to which there is attached, directly or indirectly, any
compensation, whether salary, commission or fees.
Which was read.
Mr. Caldwell moved the adoption of the Resolution.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to adopt the
Resolution, upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Barrow, Black, Bloodworth,
Booth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Dann,
Goff, Horne (Jackson), Lewis (Palm Beach), Madison,. Math-
ews (Duval), Morton, Prine, Sledge, Strickland, Walker, Wes-
ter, West, Wicker, Wood-26.
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Anderson. Beasley, Bledsoe, Chap-
man, Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, El-
liott, Finlayson, Fuller, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Kanner, Keen,
Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands),
Lea (Manatee), Lindler, Lowe, Mason, Mattheus (Gilchrist),,



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Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), McKenzie, McRory,
Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples, Roberts, Rowe, Sapp, Shack-
elford, Smith, Steed, Stone, Strom, Sturkie, Teague, Tram-
mell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Ward, Warner, Went-
worth, Westbrook, Whitman, Zim-57.
The motion to adopt the resolution was not agreed to.
EXPLANATIONS OF VOTE ON HOUSE RESOLUTION
NO. 15-X
If this resolution had been introduced at the first of the
Session, I should have heartily supported it, but being in-
troduced at this late date I feel that the best interests of the
State will be served by voting against the resolution. There-
fore, I vote No.
J. WALTER KEHOE.
I vote No. on House Resolution Number 15-X and make the
following statement: I am strongly opposed to any wilful
violation of Constitutional provisions by members of the
Legislature or others but I cannot vote for this Resolution
at this late date in the Legislative sessions as it can be of no
benefit whatsoever and, in by opinion, after consideration of
all surrounding circumstances, the Resolution is proposed
solely because of the allocation of the gasoline tax adopted
yesterday.
CHAS. A. MITCHELL.
RESOLUTION 15-X
I vote against this resolution solely because it is my opinion
that it was conceived in a spirit of revenge rather than with
a view to purifying the state government. I do not at this
nor have I ever held a lucrative office or position in the
state government except the office of State Representative.
J. H. COFFEE.
I vote No because I think the resolution comes too late to
serve any useful purpose. I am in sympathy with the purpose
which it would have accomplished had it been introduced early
in the regular session of this Legislature but I cannot see where
it can do any good at this late day.
ERNEST E. MASON.
I vote "No" on House Resolution No. 15-X because it comes
too late in the session to result in any good to the State or
to the business of this session. I am attorney for a liquidator
of a State bank, which employment does not affect my vote
on this resolution.
F. B. HARRELL.
I vote "no," because it is now too late to question the right
of a representative to a seat in-this body. Such a question
should have been raised on the first day of the regular legis-
lative session, rather than 'in the closing hours of the extra-
ordinary session.
HENRY S. McKENZIE.
I vote aye on this resolution not with any prejudice to any
one or to prolong the time of this session but I believe it is
information that this House should have.
"CARL W. BURNETT.
I vote "no" because I do not believe resolution was offered
In good faith or sincerity but only to impede matters of legis-
lation affecting the State vitally.
A. O. KANNER.
I vote no because I believe the resolution serves no good
purpose, but is time killing to delay the adoption of the Gov-
ernor's program for tax relief, which has been denied by such
tactics during the entire time of the present administration.
L. P. HAGAN.
Chief Clerk, House of Representatives:
I vote no on House Resolution No. 15-X for the reason that
I do not believe it would serve any good purpose at this late
date of the session and further it is my opinion that it was
introduced for the sole purpose of impeding the progress of
this Legislature relative to important measures now before it.
DAVIS MOON.
Mr. Home (Madison) was excused from voting on the adop-
tion of House Resolution No. 15-X.
Mr. Tomasello was excused from voting on the adoption of
House Resolution No. 15-X.
Mr. Watson was excused from voting on the adoption of
House Resolution No. 15-X.
Mr. Chappell moved that House Resolution No. 15-X be
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The roll call being demanded on the motion to exponge
House Resolution No. 15-X from the record.
Upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs: Albury, Anderson, Barrow, Beasley, Bledsoe,
Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Davis, Douglas, Durrance,
Elliott, Finlayson. Fuller, Hagan, Holmes, Kanner, Keen. Kelly,
Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lowe, Mattheus
(Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon 'Marionui McRory, Nord-
man, Page, Parker, Roberts, Sapp, Steed, Strom, Sturkie,
Trammell (Brevard), Ward, Westbrook. Whitman, Zim-42.
Nays--Ir. Speaker; Messrs: Andrews. Black. Bloodworth.
Booth. Blount, Brock. Brov n. Bullarcid. Burnett. Caldwell, Dann.
Goff. H ll. Horne 'Jacksoin'. Keho. Lea 'Manuatee Lewis
,Palm Beach' Madison. Mason. lMathews 'Du\val, Mitchell.
Morton, Peeples, Prine, Rowe. Shackelford. Sledge, Strickland.
Stone, Teague, Trammell (Calhouni, Walker. Warner, Went-
worth, Wester. \est. Wicker. Wood-39.
The motion to exponge House Resolution No. 16-X from the
record was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Resolution No. 16-X:
A Resolution relating to the Motor Vehicle Commission of
the State of Florida and providing for the appointment of such
Motor Vehicle Commissioner by the proper appointive power
for a definite period of time.
WHEREAS, the Statutes of this State provide for a Motor
Vehicle Commissioner to be in charge of the Motor Vehicle Tag
Department; and
WHEREAS, in lieu of such officer, there is now only ah
Acting Motor Vehicle Commissioner, performing the duties of
the office of such Motor Vehicle Commissioner, without a fixed
term of office or commission for such office; and
WHEREAS, there is no authority in the law for an Acting
Motor Vehicle Commissioner, and such an official cannot be
regarded as occupying the independent and executive attitude
toward and in the performance of the duties of Motor Vehicle
Commissioner as one would who held the commission for the
period of time as contemplated under the law for one duly
commissioned as Motor Vehicle Commissioner; and
WHEREAS, it seems to this body that it is wrong and a mis-
take to deprive the head of this Department of that Indepen-
dence and executive authority which the law contemplates
that he should have, and to make his term of office entirely
contingent upon the will of executive authority, rather than
upon the proper performance of his duties under a definite
commission, covering a definite period of time;
BE IT, THEREFORE, RESOLVED:
That we recommend to the appointive power ovei this of-
fice, that is, to the Chief Executive of this State, that this
situation be immediately corrected, and that a Motor Vehicle
Commissioner, as provided for by law, be duly designated and
appointed.
Which was read.
Mr. Watson moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Mr. Chapman moved that the Resolution be laid on the table.
Which was not agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion to adopt the Resolution.
Mr. Shackelford moved that the Resolution be referred to
the Resolutions Committee.
Which was not agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion to adopt. the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
The Resolution was adopted.
The following communication was received and ordered
spread on the Journal:
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE CHAMBER
TALLAHASSEE
June 18, 1931
GENTLEMEN OF THE LEGISLATURE:
In pursuance of the requirement of Section II 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, stating
the name of the convict,, the crime for which he was con-
victed, the sentence, its date, and the date of its reini-sion,
commutation, pardon or reprieve" since making report to the
regular session of the Legislature of 1931.
Respectfully
DOYLE E. CARLTON,
Governor
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Record of Hillsborough County, at the February term there-
of, A. D. 1931, of the offense of being drunk, driving while
drunk and reckless, and sentenced :herefor to pay a fine of
$250 and costs of court and to serve thirty days in the County
Jail; in default of payment of said fine and costs of court to
serve an additional five months in the County Jail, is hereby
granted a conditional pardon, effective April 21st, A. D. 1931.
Money Hartzog, who was convicted in the Circuit Court of
Holmes County, at the Fall term thereof A. D. 1930, of the
offense of fraudulently marking a hog and sentenced therefore
to eighteen months in the State Penitentiary, is hereby
granted a conditional pardon, effective April 21st A. D. 1931.
Alton E. Shipes, who was convicted in the Circuit Court
of Jackson County, at the Spring term thereof, A. D. 1929, of
the offense of desertion of wife and withholding means of
support and sentenced therefore to one year in the State Peni-
tentiary. is hereby granted a full and complete pardon, thereby
restoring him to the full rights of citizenship, effective April
21st, A. D. 1931.
Auston M. Baker, who was convicted in the Circuit Court
of Bay, County, at the October 6th term thereof, A. D. 1930, of
the offense of aggravated assault and sentenced therefore to
nine months in the County Jail, is hereby granted a condi-
tional pardon, effective April 22nd A. ). 1931,
Walter Bozeman, w wo as convicted in the County Judge's
Court of Washington County, at the October 28th term
thereof. A. D. 1930. of the offense of possession of intoxicat-
ing liquor and possession of rum, still and mash, and sen-
tenced therefore td'pay a fine of one hundred fifty ($150.00)
dollars and costs of court; in default of payment of said fine
and costs of court, to serve eleven months in the County Jail,
is hereby granted a conditional pardon, effective April 23rd
A. D' 19a1.
Mary Dykes, who was convicted in the Justice of the Peace
Court, of Putna County. at the December 4th term thereof,
A. D. 1930, of the offense of petty larceny and sentenced there-
for to serve six months in the County Jail, is hereby granted
a conditional pardon, effective April 23rd A. D. 1931.
Charlie Johnson, who was convicted in the County Judge's
Court of Okaloosa County, at the April 22nd term thereof,
A. D. 1930, of the offense of assault and battery and sentenced
therefore to pay a fine of ten dollars and costs of court; in
default of payment of said fine and costs of court, to serve
ninety days in the County Jail, is hereby granted a conditional
pardon, effective April 23rd A. D. 1931.
Eli Thomas, who was convicted in the Circuit Court in and
for Suwannee County, Florida, at the Fall term thereof,
A. D, 1930, of the offense of breaking and entering a store
house and sentenced therefore to serve one year in the State
Penitentiary, is hereby granted a commutation of sentence
to six months actual service, thereby remitting the balance of
the above sentence, effective May 22nd, A. D. 1931.
J. Malphus, who was convicted in the County Judge's Court
of Clay County. at the January term thereof, A. D. 1930,
of the offense of operating a car upon the highway without
proper lights and sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $25.00
and costs of court; in default of payment of said fine and
costs of Court to serve sixty days in the County Jail, is hereby
granted a conditional pardon, effective April 28th. A, D. 1931.
A. L. Martin, who was convicted in the Justice of the Peace
Court, 2nd District of Marion County, at the March 16th term
thereof. A. D. 1931. of the offense, of assault and battery and
sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $25.00 and costs of Court
and to serve sixty days in the County Jail; in default of pay-
ment of said fine and costs of Court to serve sixty days addi-
tional in the County Jail. Is hereby granted a conditional par-
don. effective April 29th A. D. 1931.
Robert Tennant. who was convicted in the Circuit Court of
of Clay County, at the Fall term thereof. A. D. 1928, of the
offense of assault with intent to conmit murder in the first
degree and sentenced therefore to serve ten years in the State
Penitentiary. is hereby granted a conditional pardon, effective
May 3rd, A. D. 1931.
Charlie Knowle-. ,'ho was convicted in the Circuit Court
of Clay County, at the Fall term thereof, A. D. 1928, of the
offense of assault with intent to commit murder in the first
degree and sentenced therefore to serve ten years in the State
Penitentiary is hereby, granted a conditional pardon, effective
May 3rd. A. D. 1931.
T. P Pope, who was convicted in the County Judge's Court
of Jackson County, at the May 4th term thereof, A. D. 1931,
of the offense of having whiskey in his possession and drunk-
ennecs and sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $25.00 and costs
of Court on the first named offense and to pay a fine of $10.00
and costs of Court on the second; in default of the payment of
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the County Jail at hard labor, is hereby granted a conditional
pardon, effective May 14th A. D. 1931.
Frank Fletcher, who was convicted in the Circuit Court of
Indian River County, at the Spring term thereof, A. D. 1931,
of the offense of grand larceny and sentenced therefore to pay
a fine of one hundred dollars and serve three months in the
County Jail; in default of payment of said fine to serve an
additional two months in the County Jail, is hereby granted a
conditional pardon, effective slay 19th, A. D. 1931.
John McCullers, who was convicted in the Circuit Court of
Indian River County, at the Spring term thereof, A. D. 1931,
of the offense of grand larceny and sentenced therefore to pay
a fine of one hundred dollars and serve four months in the
County Jail; in default of payment of said fine, to serve an
additional two months in the County Jail, is hereby granted a
conditional pardon, effective May 19th, A. D. 1931.
Larue Kersey, who was convicted in the Circuit Court of.
Indian River County, at the Spring term thereof, A. D. 1931,
of the offense of grand larceny and sentenced therefore to pay
a fine of one hundred dollars and serve four months in the
County Jail; in default of payment of said fine, to serve an
additional two months In the County Jail. is hereby granted
a conditional pardon, effective May 19th, A, D. 1931.
James Wood, who was convicted in the Circuit Court of
Indian River County, at the Spring term thereof, A. D. 1931.
of the offense of grand larceny and sentenced therefore to pay
a fine of one hundred dollars and serve four months In the
County Jail; in default of payment of said fine, to serve an
additional two months in the County Jail, is hereby granted a
conditional pardon, effective May 19th, A. D. 1931.
Frank Jenkins, who was convicted in the Circuit Court of
Indian River County at the Spring term thereof, A. D. 1931,
of the offense of grand larceny and sentenced therefore to pay
a fine of one hundred dollars and serve four months in the
County Jail; in default ot payment of said fine, to serve an
additional two months in the County Jail, is hereby granted
a conditional pardon, effective May 19th A. D. 1931.
Joe Jenkins, who was convicted in the Circuit Court of In-
dian River County, at the Spring term thereof, A. D. 1931, of
the offense of Petit Larceny and sentenced therefore to serve
three months in the County Jail, is hereby granted a condi-
tional pardon, effective May 19th, A. D. 1931.
Gus A. Tomlinson, who was convicted in the County Court
of Indian River County, at the May 7th term thereof, A. D.
1931, of the offense of contempt of court and sentenced
therefore to serve twenty-five days in the County jail, is here-
by granted a conditional pardon. effective May 19th, A. D.
1931.
Delacy Atwell, who was convicted in the County Judge's
Court of Okaloosa County, at the March 18th term thereof,
A. 13. 1930, of the offense of petit larceny and sentenced there-
for to pay a fine of twenty-five dollars and costs of court;
in default of payment of said fine and costs of court, to serve
ninety days in the County jail at hard labor,. Is hereby
granted a conditional pardon, effective May 21st, A. D. 1931.
Delacy Atwell, who was convicted in the County Judge's
Court of Qkaloosa County, at the September 18th term herhee-
of, A. D. 1929. of the offense of assault and battery and
sentenced therefore to pay a fine of five dollars and cost sof
court; in default of payment of said fine and costs of Court.
to serve sixty days, at hard labor. is hereby granted a condi-
tional pardon. effectl\e May 21st. A. D. 1931.
Delacy Atwell, who wass convicted in the County Judge's
Court of Okaloosa County, at the May 21st. term thereof, A.
D. 929, of the offense of profanity and sentenced, therefore,
to pay a fine of fi e dollars and costs of court; in default
of payment of said fine and costs of court, to serve sixty
days in the County jail at hard labor, is hereby granted a
conditional pardon, effective May 21st, A. D. 1931.
Henry Eberheart, who was convicted in the County Judge's
Court of Alachua County, at the April 4th term thereof, A: D.
1931, of the offense of petit larceny and sentenced therefore
to pay a fine of three hundred dollars; in default of payment
of said fine, to serve six months in the County jail, is hereby
granted a commutation of sentence to the payment of fifty
dollars, thereby remitting the balance of said fine, effective
during good behavior or until otherwise ordered by the Board
this 27th day of May, A. D. 1931.
Hughlon Malcolm, who was convicted in the County Judge's
Court of Alachua County, at the April 4th term thereof, A.
D. 1931, of the offense of petit larceny and sentenced there-
for to pay a fine of three hundred dollars; in default of pay-
ment of said fine, to serve six months in the County jail, is
hereby granted a commutation of sentence to the payment
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effective during good behavior or until otherwise ordered by
the Board, this 27th day of May, A. D. 1931.
George Rainwater, who was convicted in the County Judge's
Court of Alachua County, at the April 4th term thereof, A. D.
1931, of the offense of petit larceny and sentenced therefore to
pay a fine of three hundred dollars; in default of payment
of said fine, to serve six months in the County jail, is hereby
granted a commutation of sentence to the payment of fifty
dollars, thereby remitting the balance of said fine, effective
during good behavior or until otherwise ordered by the Board
this 27th day of May, A. D. 1931.
Frank Riddell, who was convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Dade County, at the October term thereof, A. D.
1927, of the offense of forgery and breaking and entering and
sentenced therefore to five years in the State Penitentiary, is
hereby granted a conditional pardon, effective May 29th, A.
D. 1931.
Gus A. Tomlinson, who was convicted in the County Court
of Indian River County, at the May 7th term thereof, A. D.
1931, of the offense of contempt of court and sentenced
therefore to serve twenty-five days in the County jail, and who
was granted a conditional pardon therefrom May 19th, A. D.
1931, is hereby granted a full and complete pardon, thereby
restoring him to full rights of citizenship, effective June 1st,
A. D. 1931.
Luby Youmans, who was convicted in the County Court of
Lee County, at the October term thereof, A. D. 1929, of the
offense of violation of the prohibition laws and sentenced
therefore to pay a fine of three hundred dollars and to serve
fifteen days in the County jail at hard labor, is hereby grant-
ed commutation of sentence to the payment of the said fine
of $300.00, thereby remitting the fifteen days jail sentence,
effective during good behavior or until otherwise ordered by
the Board this 3rd day of June, A. D. 1931.
Frank Morris, who was convicted in the Justice of the
Peace Court, 7th District, of Leon County, at the May 15th
term thereof, A. D. 1931, of the offense of larceny and sen-
tenced therefore to pay a fine of one hundred dollars and costs
of court, and in default of payment of said fine and costs of
court, to serve 180 days in the County jail at hard labor, is
hereby granted a conditional pardon, effective June 5th, A. D.
1931.
Gilbert Wright, who was convicted in the Criminal Court
of Record of Duval County, at the April 22nd term thereof,
A. D. 1931, of the offense of violation of Florida liquor laws
and sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $150 and costs of
court and to serve four months in the County jail; in default
of payment of said fine and costs of court, to serve an addi-
tional two months in the County jail, is hereby granted a con-
ditional pardon, effective June 1st, A. D. 1931.
Will Durden, who was convicted in the County Judge's Court
of Jackson County, at the February 23rd term thereof, A. D.
1931, of the offense of petit larceny and sentenced therefore
to six months in the County jail at hard labor, is hereby
granted a conditional pardon, effective June 8th, A. D. 1931.
H. C. Murry, who was convicted in the County Judge's
COurt of Marion County, at the November 19th tei'm thereof,
A. D. 1929, of the offense of operating an automobile while
Intoxicated and sentenced therefore to serve four months in
the County jail, is hereby granted a conditional pardon, effec-
tive June 8th, A. D. 1931.
Charles Wilburt, who was convicted in the County Judge's
Court of Marion County, at the County Judge's Court, at the
March 19th term thereof, A. D. 1931, of the offense of larceny
and sentenced therefore to serve sixty days in the County jail,
is hereby granted a conditional pardon, effective. June 8th,
A.-D. 1931.
Sam J. Clark, who was convicted in the County Judge's
Court of Okaloosa County, at the February 18th term thereof,
A. D. 1930, of the offense of failing to deliver title certificate
and sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $5.00 and costs of
court or serve 60 days in the County jail, is hereby granted
a conditional pardon, effective June 10th, A. D. 1931.
Banks Kent, who was convicted in the Circuit Court of
Jackson County, at the Fall term thereof, A. D. 1930, of the
offense of forgery and sentenced therefore to serve twelve
months in the State Penitentiary, is hereby granted a condi-
tional pardon, effective June 10th, A. D. 1931.
Ernest Lawson, who was convicted in the Circuit Court of
Jackson County, at the January term thereof, A. D. 1931, of
the offense of breaking and entering with intent to commit
a felony and sentenced therefore to twelve months in the State
Prison, is hereby granted a conditional pardon, effective June
10th, A. D. 1931.
Annie Bell Lingley, alias Annie Bell Perry, who was con-



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victed in the County Judge's Court of Walton County, Florida,
on the 28th day of April, A. D. 1931, of the offense of viola-
tion of prohibition law, two charges, and sentenced therefore
to pay a fine of $150.00 and costs of court; in default of pay-
ment of said fine and costs of court, to serve eighteen
months in the County jail, is hereby granted a commutation
of sentence to the payment of $75.00 and costs of court, there-
by remitting the balance of said fine, effective during good
behavior or until otherwise ordered by the Board, this 10th
day of June, A. D. 1931.
Marvin Robinson, who was convicted in the County Judge's
Court of Jackson County, at the September 23rd term there-
of, A. D. 1930, of the offense of petit larceny and sentenced
therefore to serve six months in the County jail, is hereby
granted a conditional pardon, effective June 10th, A. D. 1931.
Joeham Steele, who was convicted in the County Judge's
Court of Okaloosa County, at the August 26th term thereof,
A. D. 1930, of the offense of maiming animal of another and
sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $40.00 and costs of Court
or serve four months in the County jail, is hereby granted a
conditional pardon, effective June 10th, A. D. 1931.
Jim Warren, who was convicted in the County Judge's
Court of Walton County, on the 6th day of April, A. D. 1931,
of the offense of selling liquor and sentenced therefore to pay
a fine of $150.00 and costs, amounting to $184.15, or serve
eight months in the County jail at hard labor, is hereby
granted commutation of sentence to the payment of $75.00,
thereby remitting the balance of said fine and costs, effective
during good behavior or until otherwise ordered by the Board
this 10th day of June, A. D. 1931.
W. F. Fowler, who was convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Duval County, at the August term thereof, A. D.
1927, of the offense of incest and sentenced therefore to twelve
years in the State Penitentiary, is hereby granted a condi-
tional pardon, effective June 16th, A. D. 1931.
FOLLOWING NAMED PERSONS GRANTED REPRIEVES
SINCE MAKING REPORT TO THE REGULAR
SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE OF 1931
FRED STALEY-Convicted in the Justice of the Peace
Court in and for Suwannee County, Florida, at the April term
thereof, A. D. 1931, of the offense of vagrancy and sentenced
therefore to pay a fine of sixty-one ($61.00) dollars in default
of payment of said fine, to serve sixty (60) days. Granted
reprieve of sixty (60) days, April 23rd, A. D. 1931.
ALLEN EILAND-Convicted in the Circuit Court of Oka-
loosa County, Florida, at the Fall term thereof, A. D. 1927,
of the offense of breaking and entering to commit felcony and
sentenced therefore to serve eighteen (18) months in the State
Penitentiary. Granted reprieve for sixty (60) days, April 28th,
A. D. 1931.
L. L. BRITT-Convicted in the Circuit Court in and for
Manatee County, Florida, at the Fall term thereof, A. D. 1929,
of the offense of resisting arrest and sentenced therefore to'
serve eighteen (18) months in the State Penitentiary, also of
the offense of assault to commit manslaughter and sentenced
therefore to serve seven (7) years in the State Penitentiary.
Granted reprieve for sixty (60) days, April 28th, A. D. 1931,
effective May 2nd, A. D. 1931.
F. M. BAILEY-Convicted in the County Judge's Court of
Bay County, Florida, on March 12th, A. D. 1931, of the of-
fense of assault and battery and sentenced therefore to pay a
fine of one hundred ($100.00) dollars and costs of court; in
default of payment of said fine and costs, to serve ninety
(90) days in the County jail, granted reprieve for sixty (60)
days. May 7th, A. D. 1931.
HOWARD G. SKILES-Convicted in the Circuit Court in
and for Volusia County, Florida, at the Fall term thereof,
A. D. 1927, of the offense of misapplication of funds, etc., and
sentenced therefore to serve eighteen (18) months in the State
Penitentiary. Granted reprieve for sixty (60) days, May 21st,
A. D. 1931, effective May 23rd, A. D. 1931.
V. H. REED-Convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Duval Couty, Florida, at the April term thereof, A. D.
1930, of the offense of having carnal intercourse with an un-
married female of previous chaste character under the age of
eighteen years, and sentenced therefore to serve five years in
the State Penitentiary. Granted reprieve for sixty (60) days,
June 16th, A. D. 1931.
0. J. McDANIELS-Convicted in the Circuit Court in and
for Gulf County, Florida, at the Spring term thereof, A. D.
1931, of the offense of embezzlement and sentenced there for
to serve three years in the State Penitentiary. Granted re-
prieve for sixty (60) days, June 17th, A. D. 1931.














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., June 18, 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. 99-X):
An Act to repeal House Bill No. 778, approved on the 1st
day of June, A. D. 1931, entitled, "An Act relating to the City
of West Palm Beach, in Palm Beach County, Florida, and to
amend Sections 5, 25, 36, 37, 41, 103, 104, 105, 109, 112, 113,
117, and 126 of Chapter 9945 Acts of Florida, 1923, entitled:
"An Act to abolish the present municipality of the City of West
Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida; to create and
establish a new municipality to be known as City of West
Palm Beach, in Palm Beach County, Florida; to legalize and
validate the ordinances of said City of West Palm Beach and
official acts thereunder, and to adopt the same as the ordi-
nances of said City of West Palm Beach; to prescribe the time
within which suits can be brought against said city and for
notice thereof; and to fix and provide the territorial limits,
jurisdiction and powers of said City of West Palm Beach, in
Palm Beach County, Florida, and the jurisdiction and pow-
ers of its officers,' as the same was amended by Chapter 11310
Laws of Florida, 1925; to repeal Section 68 of said Act; to
create additional powers to the City of West Palm Beach in
Palm Beach County, Florida; to provide for a referendum of
each section of this Act; and for other purposes."
Also-
(House Bill No. 101-X):
An Act relating to the City of Clermont, in Lake County;
amending Section 1 of Chapter 10430, Acts of 1925, as amend-
ed by Section 1 of Chapter 12614, Acts of 1927; providing and
establishing the boundary lines of the City of Clermont; pro-
viding for the exclusion of certain territory heretofore in-
cluded within the territorial limits of said municipality; and
providing for the enforcement of liens for taxes and special
assessments heretofore levied against any of the property
excluded under the provisions of this Act; and providing for
a referendum election.
Also-
(House Bill No. 103-X):
An Act fixing the fees and/or compensation to be charged
and received by the Justices of the Peace in counties of the
State of Florida having a population of more than one hun-
dred thousand, and less than one hundred fifty thousand,
according to the last Federal census.
Also-
(House Bill No. 9-X):
An Act to provide for the relief of J. W. Kyser and Beanie
Kyser by authorizing the State Road Department to pay for
injuries sustained by them as the result of negligence by its
employees.
Also-
(House Bill No. 68-X):
An Act to authorize and empower the City of Fernandina
in the State of Florida to impose and enforce alternative
sentences of fines or labor against persons convicted in the
Municipal Court of said city, and to authorize said city to
work its convicts on the streets of said city or lease them to
any county in the State of Florida.
Also-
(House Bill No. 97-X):
An Act to provide for the substitution of Judges of and for
Criminal Courts of Record, Civil Courts of Record and Courts
of Crime in certain cases, and in certain counties.
Also-
(House Bill No. 104-X):
An Act to declare, designate and establish a certain State
Road in Lake and Osceola Counties, forming a part of the
connecting system of State Roads of the State of Florida.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly
enrolled and herewith present the same for the signatures of



the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
ISOM BEASLEY,
Very respectfully,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the Part of the House of Representatives.
The bills contained in the above report were thereupon duly
signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of 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.
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., June 19, 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. 16-X):
An Act to define and declare the act of burning or attempt-
ing to burn any property of value with intent to defraud the
insurer of such property to be arson with intent to defraud,
whether the same would be arson at common law or otherwise,
and providing the punishment thereof.
Also-
(House Bill No. 17-X):
An Act to define and punish the offense of unlawfully burn-
ing, setting fire to, or attempting to burn or set fire to, prop-
erty, or aiding, assisting, counselling, procuring or advising in
the burning of or setting fire to, property in this state, whether
the same would be arson at common law or otherwise; to de-
nominate as "arson" the crime hereby denounced, and to di-
vide the same into degrees, and to provide the punishment
for each degree.
Also-
(House Bill No. 18-X):
An Act declaring that the placing or distributing of any
inflammable, explosive or combustible material or substance,
or any device in any building or property with intent to event-
ually 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.
Also-
(House Bill No. 125-X):
An Act to fix the payment of members, officers and attaches
of the Legislature of the State of Florida for extraordinary
session of 1931 and providing certain expenses of the same,
and making appropriation for the payment of the same.
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.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
Mr. John E. Mathews of Duval County, Chairman of the
Special and Select Committee, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., June 19, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Special and Select Committee to whom was referred:

House Bill No.........
A Bill to be entitled An Act concerning the guardianship of
incompetent veterans and of minor children of disabled or de-
ceased veterans, and the commitment of veterans and to make
uniform the law with reference thereto.

And Also-
House Bill No.........
A Bill to be entitled An Act creating a State Veterans' Wel-
fare Board, providing for their appointment, compensation,



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powers and duties; authorizing the employment by such board
of a state ser\ ice officer, assistant state service officers, secre-
tary to the state service officer, and such other employees as
are necessary to carry this act into effect and for compensa-
tion therefore; providing for the expenses of such board, and
making an appropriation for carrying into effect the provisions
of this Act.
And Also-
House Bill No.........
A Bill to be Entitled An Act removing the disability of cover-
ture of married women in the State of Florida, and authorizing
married women to contract and be contracted with, sue and
be sued and convey property without the necessity of husband
joining.
And Also-
House Bill No......
A Bill to be entitled An Act relating to state employees and
defining the qualification of those qualified to hold positions
of employment in Florida, the salary of which comes wholly or
in, part from state funds.
And Also-
House Bill No.........
A Bill to be entitled An Act redejignating a certain State
Road. ii St, Johns and Flagler Counties, Florida.
And Also-
House Bill No....
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 Reg-
istration, 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 quiet-
ing and adjudication of land titles or 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.
And Also-
House Bill No.........
A Bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section Three of
Chapter 12291. Acts of 1927, Laws of Florida, creating a State
Plant Board and prescribing its duties and powers, and to
abolish an4 recreate the State Plant Board.
And Also-
House Bill No.......
A Bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 249 of the
Rejised General Statutes of Florida, being the same as Section
305 Compiled General Laws of Florida, relating to the ap-
pointments and qualifications of inspectors and clerks of elec-
tion and division of registration books.
And Also-
House Bill No.........
A Bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 19 of Chap-
ter 10177 of the Acts of 1925 being Section 4016 of Chapter 71
of the Compiled General Laws of Florida relating to business
of making small loans.
And Also-
House Bill No.....
A Bill to be entitled An Act cancelling all outstanding oil,
gas or mineral leases heretofore leased by the Internal Im-
provement Board on lands owned or controlled by the State
where said lessee failed or refused to fully comply with terms
and conditions of said lease.
And Also--
House Bill No.........
A Bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 8587 Laws of
1921, being an Act entitled "An Act to amend Section 249 of
the Revised General Statutes of Florida relating to the ap-
pointment of inspectors and clerks of election, and the division
of registration books," and being the same as Section 305 Com-
piled General Laws of Florida.
And Also-
House Bill No.........
A Bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the supervisors of
registration to destroy ballots after a certain length of time.



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And Also-
House Bill No-.....
A Bill to be entitled An Act providing for the.removal and
exclusion of apartment houses located within the corporate
limits of incorporated municipalities from the jurisdiction,
control, inspection and regulation of the Hotel Commissioner
and of the Hotel Commission of the State of Florida; and pro-
viding that the right, power and authority to control, inspect
and regulate apartment houses, within their corporate limits,
shall be vested in the municipalities wherein such apartment
houses are located.
And Also-
House Bill No......
A Bill to be entitled An Act to provide for city and regional
planning; the creation, organization and powers of planning
commission,. the regulation of subdivision of land and the
acquisition of right to keep planned streets free from build-
ings; and providing penalties for violation of this Act.
And Also-
House Bill No.........
A Bill to be entitled an Act to provide that the State Road
Department shall maintain paved highways within the cor-
porate limits of cities and towns of the State of Florida where
such paved highways connect State Roads maintained by State
Road Department and are so situated as to constitute a part
of the State Highway through such cities and towns.
And Also-
House Bill No.........
A Bill to be entitled An Act to make an appropriation for
advertising the citrus resources of the State of Florida through
the Florida Orange Festival annually held at Winter Haven,
Polk County, Florida; and to provide for the payment of such
appropriation.
And Also-
House Bill No....
A Bill to be Entitled An Act declaring the maintaining and
operation of fire departments by municipalities to be a gov-
ernmental function and absolving said municipalities from lia-
bility occasioned thereby: giving fire apparatus right-of-way
over o'her vehicles while responding to a fire alarm: consti-
tuting chief of fire department a peace officer; providing for
designation of a fire area adjacent to fires; and providing
for a penalty.
Have had the above-mentioned bills under consideration and
find that each of the said bills, severally, relates to a subject
NOT within the purview of the Governor's call for this extra-
ordinary session of the Legislature.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Messrs. Mitchell, Keen, Tomasello, Home, (J), Lea,
McRory and Mathews.
Very respectfully,
J. E. MATHEWS,
Chairman of Committee.
By Messrs. Rowe and Lea of Manatee-
House Bill No. 145-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act concerning the guardianship of
incompetent veterans and of minor children of disabled or
deceased veterans, and the commitment of veterans and to
make uniform the law with reference thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D".
By Mr. Home of Jackson-
House Bill No. 146-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act creating a State Veterans' Wel-
fare Board, providing for their appointment, compensation.
powers :.nd duties; authorizing the employment by such board
of a State service officer, assistant State service officers, sec-
retary to the State service officer, and such other employees
as are necessary to carry this Act into effect and for compen-
sation therefore; providing for the expenses of such .board, and
making an appropriation for carrying into effect the provi-
sions of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
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By Mr. Bloodworth of" Polk-
House Bill No. 147-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act removing the disability of cov-
eture of married women in the State of Florida, and authoriz-
ing married women to contract and be contracted with, sue
and be sued and convey property without the necessity of
husband joining.
Which \was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A".

By Messrs. Elliott, Strom, Hagan, McRory, Lars6n, Sledge,
Andrews and Burnett, of Hernando. Lafayette, Gadsden, Sem-
inole. Clay. Jefferson, Holmes and Madison Counties-
House Bill No. 148-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to State employees and
defining the qualification of those qualified to hold positions
of employment in Florida, the salary of which comes wholly
or in part from State fund's.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.

By Messrs. Warner of Flagler and Kendrick of St. Johns-
House Bill No. 149-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act re-designating a certain State
Road in St. Johns and Flagler Counties, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Bloodworth of Polk-
House Bill No. 150-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
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 regis-
tration, to establish their jurisdiction and to pro-ide 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 or 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
the Committee on Judiciary A.

By Mr. McKenzie of Putnam-
House Bil No. 151-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of, the members of the House of Representatives.
A. bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section Three of
Chapter 12291, Acts of 1927, Laws of Florida, creating a State
Plant Boarrd and prescribing its duties and powers, and to
abolish and recreate the State Plant Board.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.

By Messrs. Wood and Walker of Liberty and Wakulla coun-
ties-
House Bill No. 152-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 249 of the Re-
vised General Statutes of Florida, being the same as Section
305 Compiled General Laws of Florida, relating to the appoint-
ments and qualifications of inspectors and clerks of election
and division of registration books.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Primary Elections.

By Mr. Goff of Suwannee-
House Bill No. 153-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the supervisors of
registration to destroy ballots after a certain length of time.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Banks and Loans.



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By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 154-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act cancelling all outstanding oil,
gas or mineral leases heretofore leased by the Internal Im-
provement Board on lands owned or controlled by the State
where said lessee failed or refused to fully comply with terms
and conditions of said lease.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
calendar without reference.
By Mr. Walker of Wakulla-
House Bill No. 155-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 8587 Laws
of 1921, being An Act entitled: "An Act to amend Section 249
of the Revised General Statutes of Florida relating to the
appointment of inspectors and clerks of election, and the di-
vision of registration books," and being the same as Section
305 Compiled General Laws of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Messrs. Booth, Dann, Kelly of Pinellas, and Robineau of
Dade-
House Bill No. 156-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a tio-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the removal and
exclusion of apartment houses located within the corporate
limits of incorporated municipalities from the jurisdiction.
control, inspection and regulation of the Hotel Commissioner
and of the Hotel Commission of the State of Florida; and pro-
viding that the right, power and authority to control, inspect
and regulate apartment houses, within their corporate limits,
shall, be vested in the municipalities wherein such apartment
houses are located.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Bloodworth of Polk-
House Bill No. 157-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that the State Road
Department shall maintain paved highways within the cor-
porate limits of cities and towns of the State of Florida where
such paved highways connect State Roads maintained by
State Road Department and are so situated as to constitute
a part of the State highway through such cities or towns.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Messrs. Rowe and Lea of Manatee-
House Bill No. 158-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A, bill to be entitled An Act to provide. for city and regional
planning; the creation, organization, and powers of planning
commissions; the regulation of subdivision of land and the
acquisition of right to keep planned streets free, from build-
ings; and providing penalties for violation of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Bloodworth of Polk--
House Bill No. 159-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds'
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to make an appropriation for
advertising the citrus resources of the State of Florida through
the Florida Orange Festival annually held at Winter Haven,
Polk County, Florida; and to provide for the payment of such
appropriation.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to'
the Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Mitchell, of Indian River-
House Bill No. 160-X:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act declaring the maintaining and
operation of fire departments by municipalities to be a gov-
ernmental function and absolving said municipalities from



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