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Table of Contents
    Title Page
        Page 1
        Page 2
    July 1931
        Tuesday, July 7
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        Wednesday, July 8
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        Thursday, July 9
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        Friday, July 10
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        Saturday, July 11
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        Monday, July 13
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        Tuesday, July 14
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        Wednesday, July 15
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        Thursday, July 16
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        Friday, July 17
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        Monday, July 20
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        Tuesday, July 21
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        Wednesday, July 22
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        Thursday, July 23
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        Friday, July 24
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        Saturday, July 25
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    Certificate
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    Errata of the Journal of the House of Representatives, Second Extraordinary Session, July 7 to July 26, A.D. 1931
        Page 327
    Index
        Members of the House of Representatives
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            Page 330
        Miscellaneous Subjects, House of Representatives
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        Concurrent Resolutions in the House
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        House Resolutions
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        Senate Concurrent Resolutions in the House
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        House Bills and Joint Resolutions
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        Numerical Index of House Bills and House Joint Resolutions in the House
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        Senate Bills and Joint Resolutions in the House
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Full Text




JOURNAL OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES






SECOND

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.



H. B.-83















JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SECOND EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


At a Second Extraordinary Session of the Florida Legislature, Convened By Proclamation of
His Excellency, 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


TUESDAY, JULY 7,1931



The Proclamation of the Governor as follows convening the
Legislature in Second Extraordinary Session was read by Hon-
orable E. Clay Lewis, Speaker,
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
TALLAHASSEE
June 25, 1931
To the Honorable Members of the Senate
and the House of Representatives:
It is evident that another Special Session of the Legislature
is necessary. The General Appropriatioi Bill has not been
completed; additional sources of revenue have not been pro-
vided to eliminate the State Ad Valorem Tax; .or has the tax
collecting machinery been perfected as necessary.
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 Capi-
tol in Tallahassee, at ten o'clock, Tuesday, July seventh, 1931,
for the purpose of passing the regular Appropriation Bill, pro-
viding sources of revenue to eliminate the State Ad Valorem
Tax and to perfect the tax collecting machinery of the State.
IN WITNESS 'WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand, and
have caused the Great Seal of the State of Florida to be af-
fixed hereunder. at Tallahassee, the capital of the State, this
twenty-fifth day of June, A. D. 1931, and of the Independence
of the United States of America the One Hundred and Fifty-
sixth year.
DOYLE E. CARLTON,
Governor.
By the Governor, Attest:
R. A. GRAY,
Secretary of State.
The House of Representatives was called to order at ten
o'clock A. M., Tuesday, July 7, 1931, by Honorable E. Clay
Lewis, 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, Caldwell. Chapman, Chappell,
Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Fin-
layson, Fuller, Goff. Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jackson), Home
(Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe. Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy,
Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee). e-wis (Palm Beach),
Lindler, Madison. Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gil-
christ), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion). Morton,
McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Parker, Peeples, Poppell, Prine,
Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith,
Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Tayloi, Teague, Tom-
asello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell 'Calhoun), Wainwright,
Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wes-
ter, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-89.
A quorum present.
Prayer by Rev. J. E. Mickler.
The Speaker announced that Mr. Page of Escambia, and
Mr. Sturkie of Pasco would be excused from attendance upon
the House until further notice.
Mr. Tomasello 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. Carlton, Gov-



ernor of Florida, and notify him that the House of Repre-
sentatives for the Extraordinary session was organized and
was ready to transact business.
Which motion was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Tomasello, Tram-
mell (Brevard), and Larson.
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 two members of the Senate consisting of
Senators Parrish and Caro advised that the Senate was or-
ganized 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, Wicker
and Kanner, 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 AND CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE
RESOLUTIONS
House Resolution No. 1-XX:
Resolution relative to the organization of the House of
Representatives.
WHEREAS, pursuant to the call of the Governor, the Leg-
islature has been convened in a second extraordinary session.
for the purpose of giving consideration to the matters set forth
in such call; and
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the membership of the House
of Representatives that we proceed forthwith and without de-
lay to the consideration of the matter' wirnhin the purview of
the Governor's call, and to the end that the House of Repre-
sentatives may proceed promptly and efficiently to the con-
sideration of such matters, therefore
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE:
That the Speaker of the House appoint the following com-
mittees, which shall be the only standing committees of the
House:
1. Committee on Rules, to be composed of eleven members.
2. Committee on Efficiency, to be composed of seven mem-
bers.
3. Committee on Legislative Expense, to be composed of
seven members.
4. Committee on Resolutions, to be composed of seven mem-
bers, and to which committee every resolution shall be referred,
5. Committee on Finance and Taxation, to be composed of
thirteen members.
6. Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to be composed
of seven members.
7. Committee on Appropriations, to be composed of thirteen
members.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:
That all the elective officers and attaches of the House se-
lected at the regular session of the 1931 Legislature be con-
tinued in office for this extraordinary session.
That such appointive attaches as have been recommended.
by the Efficiency Committee of the last extraordinary session
be continued in office for this extraordinary session.
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That until such time as the Rules Committee shall report,
the rules of the House in effect at the close of the extraordi-
nary session which adjourned June 25, 1931, be and are hereby
adopted as the rules of this session.
Which was read.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the Resolution be adopted.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Elliott of Lafayette offered the following amendment to
House Resolution No. 1-XX:
On 2nd page, after being it further resolved that all elective
officers and attaches cf the House selected at the regular
session of the 1931 Legislature be continued in office for this
extraordinary session, add: "Except elect four pgaes -nstead
of the eight employed during the regular session of 1931."
Mr. Elliott moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Westbrook 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. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Booth, Blount, Brock, Bullard, Cald-
well, Chapman, Chappell, Collier, Douglas, Durrance, Fuller,
Harrell, Holmes, Home (Jackson), Home (Madison), Kanner,
Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kennedy, Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lewis
(Palm Beach), Lindler, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval),
Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Mc-
Kenzie, Nordman, Parker, Prine, Robineau, Rowe, Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Strickland, Stone, Strom,
Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Walker,
Ward, Warner, Watson, Westbrook, Wicker, Wood, Yearty-64.
Nays-Messrs. Bloodworth, Brown, Burnett, Coffee, Dann,
Davis, Elliott, Finlayson, Goff, Kendrick, McRory, Roberts,
Trammell (Calhoun), Wester, Zim-15.
The motion to lay the amendment on the table was agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion to adopt the resolution.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mrn Watson of Hillsborough offered the following amend-
ment to House Resolution No. 1-XX:
On first page, in sub paragraph numbered 4, add: "upon a
majority vote of the membership."
Mr. Watson moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Sapp 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. Anderson, Andrews, Barrow.
Bass, Beasley, Blount. Bullard. Chapman, Chappell. Collier,
Davis. Douglas, Durrance. Fullei. Harrell. Holmes. Kanner,
Keen, Kelly. Kennedy, Larson. Lee Highlands', Lindler, Mat-
theus 'Oilchrist), Moon 'Citrus), Moon iMarion), McKenzie,
McRory, Nordman, Poppell, Sapp, Shackelford, Smith, Steed,
Stewart. Strickland, Strom, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell
,Brevard), Wainwrlght, Ward, Wentworth, Westbrook, Whit-
man, Wicker, Wood, Yearty-49.
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth,
Brock, Brown, Burnett, Caldwell, Coffee, Dann, Elliott, Fin-
layson, Goff, Home (Jackson), Home (Madison), Kehoe,
Kendrick, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Madison, Ma-
son, Mathews (Duval), Morton, Parker, Prine, Roberts, Robi-
neau, Rowe, Sledge, Stone, Taylor, Trammell (Calhoun),
Walker, Warner, Watson, Wester, West, Zim-39.
The motion to lay the amendment on the table was agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion to adopt the resolution.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Caldwell of Santa Rosa offered the following amend-
ment to House Resolution No. 1-XX:
Strike out all after the resolving clause, and insert in lieu
thereof the following:
Section 1. That all officers and standing committees of the
1931 regular session 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 this special session.
Mr. Caldwell moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Chapman 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-Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Barrow, Bass, Beasley,
Blount, Bullard, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Douglas,
Durrance, Fuller, Holmes, Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Kendrick,
Kennedy, Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lind-



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ler, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), McKenzie, McRory, Nord-
man, Poppell, Roberts, Rowe, Sapp, Shackelford, Steed, Stew-
art, Stone, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Wain-
wright, Ward, Wentworth, Westbrook, Whitman, Wicker,
Wood, Yearty-48.
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth,
Brock, Brown, Burnett, Caldwell,. Dann, Davis, Elliott, Fin-
layson, Goff, Harrell, Home (Jackson), Home (Madison),
Kehoe. Lee (Highlands), Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval),
Mattheus (Gilchrist), Morton, Parker, Prine,' Robineau, Sledge,
Strickland, Strom. Taylor, Trammell (Calhoun), Walker, War-
ner, Watson, Wester, West, Zim-38.
The motion to lay the amendment on the table was agreed to.
The question recurred on thr motion to adopt the resolution.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Home of Jackson offered the following amendment to
House Resolution No. I-XX:
In stub-section 4. add the following: "The Resolutions Com-
mittee shall report, within twenty-four hours upon each reso-
lution referred to it for consideration."
Mr. Horne (Jackson) moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. McKenzie of Putnam offered the following amendment
to House Resolution No. 1-XX:
Add after other committees, a Committee on Enrolled Bills
and a Committee on Eingrossed Bills of seven members each.
Mr. McKenzie moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Westbrook moved the previous question on the adoption
of the resolution as amended.
Which was agreed to.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to adopt the
resolution, as amended, upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Barrow, Bass, Beasley,
Blount, Brown, Bullard, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Collier.
Davis. Douglas. Durrance, Fuller, Golf. Holmes, Kanner. Keen.
Kelly. Kendrick. Kennedy. Larson. Lee ,Highlands), Lewis,
(Palm Beach'. Lindler. Mattheus IGilchrist,. Moon 'Citrus),
Moon 'Marion,. McKenzie. McRory. Nordmar Poppell. Rob-
erts, Rowe. Sapp. Shackelford, Steed. Stewart, Stone, Strom.
Teague. Tomasello, Trammell iBrevard'. Wainwright, Ward,
Warner, Wentworth. Westbrook, Whitman, Wicker, Wood.
Yearty-54.
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth,
Brock, Burnett, Caldwell. Dann, Elliott, Finlayson, Harrell,
Horne (Jackson), Horne (Madison), Kehoe, Lea (Manatee),
Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Morton, Parker, Robineau,
Sledge, Strickland, Taylor, Trammell (Calhoun), Walker, Wat-
son, Wester, West, Zim-31.
The motion to adopt the resolution, as amended, was agreed
to.
The resolution, as amended, was adopted.
The Speaker announced receipt of information regarding
the serious illness of Hon. R. B. Sturkie, Representative from:
Pasco County.
Mr. Bass moved that a message be forwarded to Mrs. Sturkie
extending sympathy and good wishes.
Which was agreed to.
The Speaker appointed Mr. Bass as a committee of one to;
draft the message, and the following telegram was sent.
Tallahassee, Florida
July 7, 1931
Mrs. R. B. Sturkie,
Dade City, Fla.
We have just learned of the illness of our esteemed colleague
Honorable R. B. Sturkie. May we express the sincere wish
and hope that he will have a speedy and complete recovery.
Members House of Representatives.
By Messrs. Lewis of Gulf, Kelly of Pinellas, Teague of
Franklin, Caldwell of Santa Rosa, Mathews of Duval, Chap-
man and Nordman of Volusia, Booth of Pinellas, Bullard of
Polk, Taylor of Gadsden, Robineau of Dade, West of Santa
Rosa, Andrews of Holmes, Harrell of Hamilton, Sledge of Jef-
ferson, Bledsoe of Hillsborough-
House Resolution No. 2-XX:
RESOLVED, that House Rule No. 81, of the House Rules,
be and the same is hereby amended.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
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That Rule No. 81, of the House Rules, be and the same is
hereby amended to read as follows:
"Rule No. 81. No person except members and former mem-
bers of the House of Representatives and members of the
Senate and the wife of any such Representative or Senator,
the Governor and his wife, Cabinet officers, Justices of the
Supreme Court, one accredited representative of each of the
daily newspapers of the State, and attaches of the House and
Senate, while on business connected with their duties, shall be
allowed on the floor of the House. This rule shall apply
whether the House is in session or not."
Which was read.
Mr. Caldwell moved that the rules be waived and the resolu-
tion be now considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Caldwell moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to.
The resolution was adopted.
By Messrs. R. K. Elliott, W. S. Yearty, W. D. Finlayson,
Isom Beasley, F. C. Poppell, J. H. Coffee, J. O. Bloodworth,
Lewis W. Zim, D. G. Brook, M. M. Andrew s, A. P. Goff. Robt.
R. Brown, C. A. Roberts, E. F. Warner-
House Resolution No. 3-XX:
WHEREAS, the majority of the members of this House of
Representatives declared their loyalty to the State of Florida,
and.
WHEREAS, in the campaign the voters and taxpayers were
promised by the majority of the membership of this House;
Economy in State Government. and
WHEREAS, the cost of maintaining the State Government
in salaries alone is nearly twice the amount it was prior to
ithe Boom of the year 1925 and 1926, and,
WHEREAS, the number of employees are in great excess
of those required for efficiency in carrying on the business of
the State and at salaries in some instances more than twice
what efficient help could be obtained for at the present time.
WHEREAS, the Budget Commission has recommended to
this Legislature a budget for the next two (2) years of more
than Fourteen Million Dollars ($14,000,000.00) in addition to
"Special appropriations made by this Legislature, and
WHEREAS, the taxpayers are looking to us for relief and
reduction of taxes, and
WHEREAS. the best way to grant relief is to reduce the
overhead or operating expense of the State Government.
NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved by the House of Repre-
sentatives. that we accept the budget. as prepared by the
Budget Committee as our Appropriation Bill with a twenty-
five per cent reduction on all salaries and in addition thereto,
reduce all appropriations possible. Cutting off all not abso-
lutel:r necessary.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we bind ourselves by
supporting this resolution; to support the Appropriation Bill
,when presented as provided by this resolution.
Which was read.
Mr. Elliott.moved that the rules be waived and the resolution
be now considered.
Which was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Resolution No. 3-XX was referred to the Com-
mittee on Resolutions when appointed.
By Mr. Watson-
House Resolution No. 4-XX:
Believing that the Government of this State is a people's
government, resting its claim for -espect, support, and susten-
ance upon its capacity, ability, and willingness to hear, dis-
tinguish, and obey the voice of the people, and believing that
our one great function as one of the co-ordinate branches of
the State Legislature is to translate and enact the popular
will into statutory law, and believing further that economy
reasonably put into effect and enforced in the administration
of governmental affairs and actions, is almost the unanimous
demand of the people of this State at this time; and believing
further that such reasonable economies are the first pre-
requisites in any program toward tax reduction and the pay-
ment of the public debt: and believing further that curtail-
ment of the present program for road construction in our
State should be done, and that in the doing thereof, one of
the possible, reasonable and practical governmental economies
is being put into effect, which the people want,
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED:
That we do hereby declare to our constituency that we will
not support or vote for any additional taxation measures, until
at least one cent of the present gasoline tax shall have been
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General Revenue Fund thereof, such transfer to be a perma-
nent allocation until the 1933 Session of the State Legislature.
Which was read and referred to the Committee on Resolu-
tions.
The following communication was received and ordered
spread on the Journal:
STATE OF FLORIDA
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
TALLAHASSEE
July 7,. 1931
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:
In compliance with the provisions of Section 128, Compiled
General Laws (Section 104, Revised General Statutes of 1920),
I hereby recommend Mrs. Mary M. Meginniss, as a person
experienced 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
Journals during this, the Second, Extraordinary Session of
the-Legislature of 1931.
Very respectfully.
CARY D. LANDIS.
Attorney General.
The Chief Clerk announced that under provisions of House
Resolution No. 1-XX that he would appoint Mrs. Lamar H.
Bledsoe, of Apalachicola, and Mrs. Anna MacMillan as Special
Assistants to the Chief Clerk, and Mrs. Kate M. Alsobrook,
House Indexing Clerk for the Second Extraordinary Session
of the Legislature.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ENGROSSED BILLS
Mr. Strom, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills,
submitted the following report:
House of Representatives.
Tallahassee. Fla., July 7, 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 adoption-
House Resolution No. 1-XX:
Resolution relative to the organization of the House of Rep-
resentatives.
Have carefully examined same, and find :same correctly
engrossed, and return same herewith.
Very respectfully,
S. H. STROM,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Resolution No. 1-XX, contained in the above
report, was placed on file i the House.
REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF TWELVE
APPOINTED AT FIRST EXTRA SESSION
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr., Speaker,
House of Representatives.
Sir:
The Special Committee of Twelve, consisting of S. E. Teague
(Franklin), Dwight L. Rogers (Broward), J. Henry Blount
(Duval), L. F. Chapman (Volusia). Dan Chappell (Dade), A.
v. Kanner (Martin), Mrs. Edna G. Fuller (Orange), J. L. Kelly
(Pinellas), J. E. Larson (Clay), B. K. Bullard (Polk). A. B.
Rowe (Manatee). and the undersigned, G. P. Wood (Liberty),
Chairman, appointed pursuant to motion regularly adopted
at the extraordinary session, w ith instructions to work out a
suggestive legislative program and submit same to this special
session of the Legislature, respectfully begs to report as fol-
lows:
The Committee, all members being present, met in Talla-
hassee at noon, Wednesday, July 1st, and remained in session
continuously from day to day until and including Monday,
July 6th
After completing the organization of the Committee it was
concluded that one of the paramount duties resting upon the
Committee was to b.scertain and determine the true financial
status of the State, and to reconcile the various and conflicting
reports of the several departments and other informative
sources. To this end considerable research was made, and
original records have been examined.











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Having determined what we consider to be the needs of the
State, and the revenue that will be necessary to meet these
requirements, not considering the six cent gas tax which is
already allocated by law, we report as follows:
FOR SCHOOLS: Appropriation ..........................$7,500,000.00
ANTICIPATED REVENUE
Motor Vehicle License Tax..................$6,500,000.00
Interest on State School Funds.......... 200,000.00
Interest on State Funds in Banks........ 40,000.00
Constitutional 1 mill ad valorem........ 450,000.00
Mileage tax on busses and trucks,
under Senate Bill No. 411................. 25,000.00
'Total ..................... ................... ............................. ........ $7,215,000.00
Deficit ........................................................ $ 285,000.00
GENERAL EXPENSE
House Appropriation Bill, including continuing
appropriations ............................. ..... $5,921,000.00
Pensions ....................................................... ........... ...... 1,100,000.00
State Prison ......................................... 750,000.00
State Board of Health .......................................... 300,000.00
Tick Eradication ..................................... ...... 295,000.00
Hog Cholera Serum ......................................... ......... 25,000.00
Free Text Books ............................................... ......... 95,000.00
MIiscellaneous Appropriations and Relief, Bills
1931 Legislature.................... .............. 123,000.00
Payment Due Banks ................................................. 566,000.00
Amounts Due N. Y. Banks (I. I. Fund Annual
Repayment) ......................... ........ .... ... 60,000.00
$9,235,000.00
ANTICIPATED REVENUES
General Inspection Fund ........................................----------$ 700,000.00
Delinquent (ad valorem) Tax.............................. 1,250,000.00
General License Fund .................................................... 400,000.00
Special Licenses and Excise Tax on Ins. Co's. Etc... 1,000,000.00
*Comptroller's Fees and Commissions ........................ 35,000.00
Secretary of State's Fees and Comrn. ...................... 173,000.00
Corporation Tax (new), estimate.............................. 550,000.00
Utilities Tax, estimate ...................................... 700,000.00
-Chain Store Tax, estimate ................................. 200,000.00
Secretary of State, Tax on Commissions ........... 25,000.00
Special License Taxes, 'Pullman, Telegraph, etc.).. 58,000.00
Inheritance Taxes, (not more than $50,000.00 first
year) ................................................. .......................... 100,000.00
$5,191,000.00
RECAPITULATION
Schools:
Appropriated ................... ..............................$7,500,000.00
Amount provided ...................................... .............. 7,215,000.00
AMOUNT YET NEEDED ............................................$285,000.00
General Revenue:
General Expense ............................................. $9,235,000.00
Anticipated Revenues .................................................... 5,191,000.00
AMOUNT NEEDED ...................................................$4,044,000.00
BALANCE NEEDED FOR SCHOOLS ..................$ 285,000.00
BALANCE NEEDED FOR GENERAL REVENUE.... 4,044,000.00
TOTAL AMOUNT NEEDED, Per Year ................$4,329,000.00
RECOMMENDATIONS
It is apparent from the above figures that the additional
amount of $4,329,000.00 is needed to be raised by new sources
of revenue in order to eliminate the State ad valorem tax.
It is deemed that a levy of 1 mill will produce $450,000.00 and
if this revenue is to be produced by ad valorem taxes, it will
require a levy of at least 10 mills.
Therefore, if the State ad valorem tax is to be eliminated,
(constitutional mill excepted), new sources of revenue must of
necessity be found. The Committee has considered several
suggested sources of revenue together with the estimated
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same to the House of Representatives for considerations in the
order following:
Suggestion No. 1. Cigarette Tax.
A tax of 20% of the retail sales price on cigar-
ettes would produce an estimated revenue of ap-
proximately ................................. ... ....... $1,225,000.00
Suggestion No. 2. Intangible Tax.
That the intangible Tax bill be again considered,
with amendments, increasing the amount of tax
on money deposits; such a tax will produce an
estimated revenue of approximately .........................$ 500,000.00
Suggestion No. 3. Occupational License Tax.
That the occupational license tax bill, which
increases the tax on occupations, and covers many
businesses not heretofore embraced, be considered.
Such tax is estimated to produce an additional
revenue of approximately ...........................................$ 200,000.00
Suggestion No. 4. Special Tax on Professions.
That the bill providing for special tax on Pro-
fessions be considered and passed. (Note: The
bill heretofore passed in the House, died on the
Senate Calendar,) Such tax will produce an
estimated revenue of approximately ................. $ 150,000.00
Suggestion No. 5. Documentary Stamp Tax.
A Documentary Stamp Tax of ten cents per
hundred dollars on all evidences of indebtedness,
mortgages and papers of conveyances. Such tax
will produce an estimated revenue of approxi-
mately ............. .................... ......... $1,000,000.00
Suggestion No. 6. Transfers.
A law requiring the so-called self-sustaining
departments to pay into the General Revenue
Fund twenty-five per cent of their gross receipts,
payments to be made semi-annually. This provi-
sion will produce an estimated revenue of ap-
proximately ............................... ..... $ 100,000.00
Suggestion No. 7. Bill Boards.
A Tax on Bill Boards will produce an estimated
revenue of approximately ................................... .... $ 50,000.00
Suggestion No. 8. Amusements.
A tax on amusements, using a graduated scale
of taxing, will produce an estimated revenue of
approximately .......... ........... ....... ...... $ 750,000.00
Suggestion No. 9. Bank and Finance Corporations.
A Tax on Commercial Banks and Finance
Corporations will produce an estimated revenue
.of approximately ............................... .. $ 200,000.00
Suggestion No. 10. Additional Tax on Gasoline.
One cent additional Tax on Gasoline will pro-
duce approximately ............... ....................................... $2,225,00 .00
Suggestion No. 11. Excise Tax on Non-Essentials.
A Tax on a limited number of non-essentials
will produce a revenue of approximately .............. $ 300,000.00
Suggestion No. 12. Kilowatt Hour Tax.
A Tax of this character passed to the consumer,
with proper scale of reduction to consumers of
large quantities, will produce an estimated
revenue of approximately ............................. ..... $2,000,000.00
Suggestion No. 13. Kerosene Tax.
A three cent Tax on Kerosene will produce an
estimated revenue of approximately ................. $ 750,000.00
While the foregoing sources of revenue are mentioned, it
is contemplated by the Committee that only sufficient of such
new sources be taxed, as will meet the actual needs of the
State. The Appropriation bill, from which was taken the
figure of $5,921,000.00 shown above in general expenses, re-
flects some economies, but this Committee suggests a careful
scrutiny of the provisions of said bill, and that reductions
and eliminations be made without impairing the efficiency of
the governmental machinery.
The Committee suggests that a uniform scale of reduction
be applied to salaries of all State officials, heads of depart-
ments, and employees, beginning with a given percentage
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down as the lower salaries are reached, and also suggests that
a percentage reduction be applied uniformly to the several
departments and institutions.
We suggest, that under the present emergency, the activities
o_ the State Road Department be limited, as far as practic-
able, for the next twc years, to the fulfilling of outstanding
contracts, highway maintenance, and matching Federal aid.
We insist upon the adoption of revenue measures which will
eliminate the State ad valorem tax, except the constitutional
millage, and favor a legislative enactment requiring such re-
duction. We suggest the abolition of all unnecessary and un-
needed bureaus, commissions, offices, and departments, and
the consolidation or combination of other bureaus, commrs-
sions, offices and departments, where such combination or
consolidation will represent economy and saving to the tax-
payer. without impairing proper administration and efficient
service to the public.
The element of time has been a material factor in the
accomplishment of this Committee. The task devolved upon
it has not been an easy one. Some of the phases and items
of this report did not receive the approval of all the individual
members of the Committee. It is hoped that the suggestions
of this Committee, which were reached through a spirit of
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meet a responsive chord in the House, and that an early con-
sideration be given the bills to be introduced in connection
with this your Committee's report.
Respectfully submitted,
Q. P. WOOD,
Chairman Special Committee.
Mr. Wood moved that the report be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
The report was adopted.
Mr. Tomasello moved that a rising vote of thanks be given
to the special select committee for their efforts and the com-
prehensive report made by them.
Which was agreed to by unanimous consent by those mem-
bers present.
Mr. Home (Madison) moved that the report be spread in
full upon the Journal.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Steed moved that the House of Representatives do now
adjourn.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at 12:36 o'clock P. M., the House stood ad-
journed until 10 o'clock A. M. Wednesday, July 8th.



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EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


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WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 1931



The House of Representatives was called to order 'by the
Speaker at 10:00 o'clock A. M.
The doll ,was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, ;Anderson, Andrews, Barrow,
-Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, -Bloodworth, Booth, Blount,
Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell.
Coffee, Collier,)Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott. Fin-
layson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jackson),
Horne (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick.
Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis
SPalm Beach Lindler, Lowe, "Madison, Mason, Mathews (Du-
val), Mattheus. (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McROry, Nordman, )Parker,
Peeples. Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe. Rogers. Sapp.
Shackelford. Sledge, Smith. Steed. Stewart, Strickland. Stone.
Strom, Taylor. Teague. Toinasello. Tramrftll (Brevard i. Tram-
mell (Calhoun). Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson,
Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,
Yearty, Zim-93.
A quorum present.
Prayer by Rev. J. E. Mickler.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Journal of the House of Representatives for Tuesday,
July 7th, was corrected, and as corrected was approved.
The Speaker announced the appointment of the following
standing committees:
FINANCE AND TAXATION-13: G. P. Wood, Chairman; S. E.
Teague, Mrs. Edna Fuller, J. L. Kelly, J. Henry Blount, L. F.
Chapman, Dan Chappell, A. B. Rowe, A. O. Kanner, Dwight
L. Rogers, Ed. Larson, B. K. Bullard, Hugh Taylor.
EFFICIENCY-7: W. V. Albury, Chairman; J. Tom Watson, J.
Walter Kehoe, H. N. Walker, Jr., J. 0. Bloodworth, G. 0. Lee,
J. W. Lindler.
RULES-M. F. Caldwell, Jr., Chairman; John E. Mathews, S.
P. Robineau, F. Irvin Holmes, C. N. Horne, C. M. Collier, M.
M. Andrews, J. V. Keen, R. K. Lewis, Chas. A. Mitchell, N. J.
Wicker.
RESOLUTIONs-Geo. F. Westbrook, Chairman; R. C. Horne,
Elvin A. Bass, Peter Kendrick, Gus Morton, T. C. Douglas, Geo.
W. Barrow.
MISCELLANEOUS-J. M. Sapp, Chairman; F. B. Nordman,
Herman A. Dann, W. W. Wester, J. H. Peeples, John H. Bled-
soe, W. A. West.
APPROPRIATION-H. S. McKenzie, Chairman; R. L. Black,
Orion C. Parker, Jr., E. E. Mason, R. K. Elliott, A. H. Went-
worth, Frank J. Booth, Lamar Sledge, E. L. Stewart, W. J.
Steed, S. P. Robineau, J. E. Mathews, W. M. Madison.
ENROLLED BILLS-Isom Beasley, Chairman; L. P. Hagan, C.
A. Roberts, John D. Trammell, W. D. Finlayson, D. G. Brock,
C. Fred Ward.
ENGROSSED BILLS-S. H. Strom, Chairman; N. D. Wainwright,
W. S. Yearty, E. E. Strickland, I. B. Stone, A. P. Goff, R. R.
Brown.
LEGISLATIVE EXPENSE-J. M. Lee, Chairman; W. J. Mattheus,
A. L. Anderson, Harvey Page, Carl W. Burnett, Clyde Tram-
mell, Leon Prine.

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Wester of Jackson-
House Resolution No. 5-XX:
WHEREAS, there is a widespread demand among the tax-
paying public of this State for economy, and
WHEREAS, this Legislature is now in the beginning of its
second extraordinary session, and
WHEREAS, there are sharp conflicts of opinion between the



'members of the Legislature and other branches Of our State
Government, and
WHEREAS, there are numerous complex ng and compli-
cated questions to be determined, and
WHEREAS, otheL extraordinary sessions are likely to be
necessary in order to complete the \\ork of the Legrnlature, and
WHEREAS, the taxpaying public are criticizing the Legis-
lative Body for its extravagances. therefore.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES:
That after the present extraoicdnary, sesison is over and t'.e
'work is not completed, and it is necessary for any further
sessions that the members thereof serve without compensation.
Which was read and referred to the Committee on Resolu-
"tions.
"By Mr. Zim of St. Johns-
House Resolution No, 6-XX:
WHEREAS, some eighty days were spent in an endeavor to
best solve the problem of taxation; and
WHEREAS, it was found, in nearly every instance, that
there was resistance to an invasion of an additional tax upon
any and all commodities; and,
WHEREAS, it being self-evident that there was reason and
justice in the protests of an additional tax burden; and
WHEREAS, instead of seeking to increase this burden it
should be the aim to reduce it in every particular; and
WHEREAS, no crop failure, or stringency of the money
market or slackening of trade conditions will conspire to de-
prive the officeholder of the salary furnished by the taxpayers;
therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED that a partial moratorium be established
on the payment of each and all State and County salaries that
exceed $3,500 per annum;
RESOLVED further, that this moratorium shall consist in
reductions of from ten to twenty per cent as may be deter-
mined upon by the Appropriation Committee;
RESOLVED, further, that this moratorium shall last for a
period of two years from the 1st day of January, 1932;
RESOLVED, further, that the Taxation Committee be re-
quested to compile a bill reducing the number o- Judicial
Circuits of the State, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Legislature prepare
a program for the combination of counties of the State where
such combination seems desirable.
Which was read and referred to the Committee on Resolu-
tions.

By Messrs. Horne of Madison, Mathews of Duval, Robineau
of Dade, Caldwell of Santa Rosa-
House Resolution No. 7-XX:
WHEREAS, it is generally rumored and believed by the
citizens of the State of Florida that it is and has been the
custom of the heads of the various departments of th; State
to employ relatives; and,
WHEREAS, it is apparent that State employment has been
and is being monopolized by the relatives of the heads of the
various State departments.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:
That the Governor of the State of Florida, the Comptroller,
Treasurer, Secretary Mf Agriculture, Superintendent of Public
Instruction, Secretary of State, State Forester, Shell Fish
Commissioner, State Game and Fresh Water Fish Commis-
sioner, Attorney General, each of the Railroad Commissioners,
State Geologist, State Chemist, State Marketing Bureau Com-
missioners, State Auditor, State Hotel Commissioner, Acting
Motor Vehicle License Commissioner, Chairman of the State
Road Department, and each member of said Board, be, and
they are hereby, required within three days to make and
submit a written report to this Assembly setting forth the
name and address of each and every relative, whether by
blood or marriage, of theirs who holds any position, lucrative
or otherwise, with the State of Florida, or any department
thereof, since June 1, 1929, stating the relationship existing,
the department of State Government in which aid relative



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might be employed, the length of time said relative has been
employed, and the amount of salary per month of such rela-
tive.
Which was read and referred to the Committee on Resolu-
tions.
By Messrs. Mathews of Duval, Robineau of Dade, Caldwell
of Santa Rosa-
House "Resolution No. 8-XX:
WHEREAS, the various departments of the State govern-
ment have requested certain funds through the Budget Com-
mission for the allotment of salaries and other expenses per-
taining to'the various departments; and,
WHEREAS, it is generally rumored that the employees of
said departments are not paid in actual salaries the amounts
requested in the Budget and the amounts allowed by the gen-
eral appropriation bill.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:
That the Governor of the State of Florida, the Comptroller,
Treasurer, Secretary of Agriculture, Superintendent of Public
Instruction, Secretary of State, State Forester, Shell Fish
Commissioner, State Game and Fresh Water Fish Commis-
sioner, Attorney General, each of the Railroad Commissioners,
State, Geologist, State Chemist, State Marketing Bureau Com-
missioners, State Auditor, State Hotel Commissioner, Acting
Motor Vehicle License Commissioner, Chairman of the State
Road Depanntment. and each member of said Board, be,
and they are hereby, required within three days to submit to
this Assembly a complete and accurate list of each and every
employee of their respective departments, with names and ad-
dresses, and showing opposite each employee's name the na-
ture of his or her employment, the amount paid such employee
each month as salary and the amount of money any such em-
ployee drew as traveling expense each month during the length
of time such employee has been in the employment of such
department subsequent to June 1, 1929.
Which was read and referred to the Committee on Resolu-
tions.
By Messrs: Mathews of Duval, Dann of Pinellas, Robineau
of Dade, Booth of Pinellas, Lea of Manatee, Watson of Hills-
borough, Caldwell of Santa Rosa, Home of Jackson, Horne
of Madison, Wester of Madison, West of Santa Rosa, Black
of Alachua, Morton of Alachua, Albury of Monroe, Burnett
of Madison.
House Resolution No. 9-XX:
A Resolution relating to the Biennial Appropriation Bill:
WHEREAS, it is impossible for the Legislature to determine
with any degree of accuracy or certainty the amount of money
necessary to meet the needs and expenses of the State govern-
ment until the Biennial Appropriation Bill has been enacted
into law, and
WHEREAS, the people and taxpayers of the State are de-
manding 'as a first step in any program of tax relief the
practice of the utmost economy in the State Government, and
WHEREAS, the salaries now being paid to officers and em-
ployees of the State Government and the operating expenses
of the Statet government should be reduced to a basis com-
parable with that paid or allowed in private enterprise or pri-
vate business, and
WHEREAS, the one great opportunity to materially reduce
expenses and bring about economy in the State Government
will come with the consideration of the Appropriation Bill, and
WHEREAS, from the best information obtainable it is now
apparent that with the revenue already raised and by the
reduction of expenses as set forth in the Appropriation Bill it
is possible to materially, if not entirely eliminate, the State
ad valorem tax:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1: That is is paramount that the Biennial Appro-
priation Bill should be the first order of business so that the
Legislature may be able to intelligently determine with a de-
gree of certainty and definiteness the amount of money nec-
essary to provide for the necessities of the State Government.
Section 2: That the Appropriation Bill is of such impor-
tance that it is desirable and to the best interest of the State
that the House of Representatives as a whole assume the re-
sponsibility for said Bill and that the same should be consid-
ered in the committee of the whole.
Section 3: That the House of Representatives resolve itself
into a committee of a whole every day beginning Friday, July
10th., for the purpose of considering the said Appropriation
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of a whole at eleven o'clock each day until the consideration
of the Appropriation Bill is completed.
Which was read and referred to the Committee on Resolu-
tions.
INTRODUCTION OF CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Bass of Palm Beach-
SHouse Concurrent Resolution No. 1-XX:
WHEREAS, the members of the legislature have already
been compensated for their attendance upon one regular ses-
sion and one extraordinary session of the legislature, at con-
siderable expense to the State, and
WHEREAS, the people of the State are calling upon the
legislature to reduce the salaries of all State employees, and
the membership of this legislature will be called upon to con-
sider reduction of salaries of other State employees during
the consideration of the biennial appropriation bill, and,
WHEREAS, it would be a noble gesture upon the part of
the members'of the legislature to set the example of accept-
ing a reduction in salary as a part of the program of State
economy.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
That the compensation of the members of the present ex-
traordinary session of the legislature, convened July 7th. A. D.
1931, shall, when fixed as required by the Constitution, be
fixed at the rate of one cent per diem.
Which was read.
Mr. Bass moved that the rules be waived and that House
Concurrent Resolution No. 1-XX be now considered.
Which was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 1-XX was referred to
the Committee on Resolutions.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS
By Messrs. Mathews of Duval, Watson of Hillsborough, Rob-
ineau of Dade, Dann of Pinellas, Booth of Pinellas and Lea of
Manatee-
House Bill No. 1-XX:
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 transferring certain monies from
the State Road Department of the State of Florida to the
General Revenue Fund of the State of Florida, and other
matters in connection therewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Mathews of Duval-
House Bill No. 2-XX:
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 taxes; pro-
viding that if the purposes for which any State tax has here-
tofore or may hereafter be levied should be declared uncon-
stitutional, that the proceeds from such State tax or taxes
shall be placd in the Treasury of the State and used for any
legitimate State appropriation.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Mathews of Duval-
House Bill No. 3-XX:
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 employment of
deputies, employees, and assistants by county officials of the
State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Mathews of Duval-
House Bill No. 4-XX:
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 fee or compensation
to be paid to the sheriff for the destruction of seized liquors
and certain personal property in connection therewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Mathews of Duval-
House Bill No. 5-XX:
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 with reference to bonds of
county officers, authorizing and making it the duty of the
Board of County Commissioners to 'ix the amount of the
bond of each county officer of the several counties of the
State.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Mathews of Duval-
House Bill No. 6-XX:
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 prohibiting the publication of
magazines, newspapers, or periodicals by any State officer.
board, bureau or commission, unless the same is specially au-
thorized by the Legislature, and without direct appropriation
by the Legislature for that purpose.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation. *
By Mr. Mathews of Duval-
House Bill No. 7-XX:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representative,.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to taxation; the col-
lection of personal property taxes by the sheriffs of the sev-
eral counties upon warrants issued therefore by the several
county tax collectors.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Mathews of Duval-
House Bill No. 8-XX:
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 position of County
Attorney in the several counties of the State of Florida, re-
lating to his employment or selection; prescribing the duties
of such County Attorney relating to the term of his employ-
ment and compensation.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Mathews of Duval-
House Bill No. 9-XX:
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, Sheriffs, 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 compen-
sation to which such officers shall be entitled, to require re-
ports by said officers; to make provisions with -eference 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 here-
under and to make regulations with reference to fees, com-
missions, salaries and duties of such officers and other mat-
,ters relating hereto.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Messrs. Zim and KendricK of St. Johns-
House Bill No. 10-XX:
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 Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Messrs. Albury of Monroe, Holmes of Lee, Fuller of
*Orange, Sapp of Bay, Ward of Orange, Tomasello of Okeecho-
bee, Robineau of Dade, Kehoe of Dade, Sledge of Jefferson,
Watson of Hillsborough, Anderson of Walton, Black of
Alachua, Westbrook of Lake, Steed of Osceola, Kennedy of
Lake, McKenzie of Putnam and Booth of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 11-XX:
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 redemption in
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certificates for unpaid taxes; providing for the assessment for
taxes of the properties on which such liens or certificates are
being redeemed, and for the procedure in reference thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. McKenzie of Putnam-
House Bill No. 12-XX:
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 Chap-
ter 12291, Acts of 1927, Laws of Florida, creating a State Plant
Board and prescribing its duties and powers, and to abolish
and recreate the State Plant Board.
Which was read the first tibe by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Mason of Escambia-
House Bill No. 13-XX:
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 classification
of counties for the purpose of fixing, and to fix and limit the
annual salaries of, and allowances to County Commissioners;
to provide that any increases or decreases in salary, compen-
sation, and allowances of County Commissioners be ratified by
election; to validate salaries, compensation, and allowances
heretofore paid to County Commissioners; and to repeal all
laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Tomasello of Okeechobee-
House Bill No. 14-XX:
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 23 of Chapter
6155 of the Laws of Florida (Approved June 5, 1911), being
Section 6144 of the 1927 Compiled General Laws of Florida,
relating to the voluntary liquidation df trust companies.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Messrs. West and Caldwell of Santa Rosa-
House Bill No. 15-XX:
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 expenditure and
disbursement of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed to
the credit of the several counties of the State of Florida, and
conferring certain power, authority, directions and duties upon
the State Board of Administration with reference thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of Special Committee-
House Bill No. 16-XX:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of RepresentativeL.
A bill to be entitled An Act imposing an additional tax upon
gasoline or other like products of petroleum; providing for
reports of sales of such commodities to the Comptroller of the
State of Florida; providing for the disposition of the moneys
derived from such taxes, and fixing a penalty for she violation
of the provisions of this Act; providing that the gasoline in-
spection laws of the State of Florida .hall apply to this Act;
requiring a reduction of State ad valorem village taxes con-
sistent herewith; and providing that this Act is an emergency
revenue measure and shall be of no force and effect from and
after July 1st, 1933.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Lea and Rowe of Manatee-
House Bill No. 17-XX:
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 that valuations of
property for municipal taxes shall be upon the same relative
value as last placed thereon by the County Tax Assessor, ex-
cept as to property otherwise specified by the municipal equal-
ized authority, and creating a presumption that the relative
value of property as determined by proper authorities for
county purposes to be true and correct for municipal purposes
and defining the word "relative" for the purposes of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.



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By Messrs. Rowe and Lea of Manatee-
House Bill No. 18-XX:
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 the acqui-
sition of right to keep planned streets free from buildings; and
providing penalties for the violation of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Wood of Liberty, at request of Special Committee-
House Bill No. 19-XX:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Represent-tives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to levy a tax on sales of candy,
ammunition, playing cards, soft drinks, fountain syrup, per-
fumes, cosmetics, sporting goods, club dues, jewelry, chewing
gum, music, and musical instruments; to provide for the col-
lection of the same; to require the use of stamps as evidence
of payment thereof; to provide against evasion of the tax; to
provide for regulations on that subject; to provide for the
licensing of dealers in said articles for any and each of them;
and for the regulating of their business in aid of the enforce-
ment of the tax; to provide penalties and punishments; to
provide for the seizure, forfeiture and payment as contraband
goods of articles held, owned and passed in violation of this
Act; and for the filing, trial and settlement of claims respect-
ing the same; and to appropriate the funds derived from the
operation of this Act; and regulating the reduction of State
ad valorem millage taxes consistent herewith, and for other
purposes.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of Special Committee-
House Bill No. 20-XX:
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 and imposing a license
tax on the business or work of erecting, posting, or displaying
signs, posters, or other outdoor display advertising matter
along or in view of the highways and railroads of the State
of Florida outside the municipalities, and providing for the
ascertainment of the amount thereof, and providing for the
licensing of persons, firms, associations and corporations en-
gaged in or conducting such business and work, and making
appropriation for the use and expenditure of the entire pro-
ceeds of all license taxes collected under the provisions of this
Act; and providing penalties for the violation of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of Special Committee-
House Bill No. 21-XX:
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 a tax 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 regulating the reduction of State ad va-
lorem millage taxes consistent herewith, and fixing a penalty
for the violation of the provisions of this Act; providing that
the gasoline inspection laws of the State shall apply to kero-
sene 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 Messrs. Chapman and Nordman of Volusia-
House Bill No. 22-XX:
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 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.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Wood of Liberty (at request of Special Committee) -
House Bill No. 23-XX:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
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A bill to be entitled An Act levying and imposing an excise
tax on documents to raise revenue for the support of the State
Government; and prescribing penalties for failure to pay said
tax.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 24-XX:
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 hotel, 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 referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Wood (Chairman of Special Committee)-
House Bill No. 25-XX:
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 col-
lecting and enforcing the same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Wood of Liberty-at request of Special Committee-
House Bill No. 26-XX:
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 levying and imposing a license
tax on all electricity and electric current used and consumed
in the State of Florida, and providing for the collection and
payment of said tax and reports of the same to the Comp-
troller, and providing a penalty for failure to make said reports
and payments.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Wood-
House Bill No. 27-XX:
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 Sub-Section (1) of
Section 15 of Chapter 14491, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929, en-
titled: "An Act imposing certain license and privilege taxes,
providing for the payment thereof, and prescribing penalties
for doing business without a license, or other failure to comply
with the provisions thereof."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Tomasello of Okeechobee-
House Bill No. 28-XX:
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 per diem com-
pensation of jurors serving in the courts of this State.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Prine of Polk-
House Bill No. 29-XX:
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 .- 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 County
Court of said county, and to repeal Chlpter 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 Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Wood of Liberty (request of Special Committee)-
House Bill No. 30-XX:
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 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 trust and other similar
liens as a prerequisite to recording or enforcement.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.











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By Mr. Bloodworth of Polk-
House Bill No. 31-XX:
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 4427, 4435,
4436, 4438 and 4441 of Sub-Chapter IX of the Revised General
Statutes of Florida of 1920, and repealing Section 4440 of the
same, relating to fraternal benefit societies.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Bloodworth of Polk--
House Bill No. 32-XX:
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 corporation, 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:
providing a tax of two per cent -2'; L upon the gross preniumsl
of such foreign corporations; and providing penalties for the
violation of the provisions hereof.
.Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Kendrick of St. Johns-
House Bill No. 33-XX:
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 Chapter
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 Appropriations.
By Mr. Bloodworth of Polk-
House Bill No. 34-XX:
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
coveture of married women in the State of Florida, and au-
thorizing married women to contract and be contracted with,
sue and be sued and convey property v without the necessity of
husband joining.
Which was 'read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
-By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 35-XX:
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 donation of
public lands to actual settlers as authorized by Section 5 of
Article 16 of the Constitution of the State of Florida; Pro-
viding for the entry of unappropriated public lands by certain
persons: Providing for the application for entry and affidavit;
Providing for the keeping of a record of applications and ad-
vice to Tax Assessors; Providing for the certificate of patent.
and'the general requisites to issuances; Providing for reversion
to State upon failure to continue residence; Providing for
Status upon marriage of female applicants; Providing for
Status upon marirage of male applicant to female applicant;
Providing for application separate contiguous tracts of hus-
band and wife; Providing for Status upon marriage of female
applicant to alien; Providing that rights of applicants inure
to infant children; Providing for Status upon insanity of ap-
plicant; Providing for transfer of claim in certain instances
only; Providing for exemption of land from execution; Pro-
viding for Status of rights of wife or husband abandoned by
husband or wife; Providing for application after forfeiture of
prior application or sntry without fault; Providing for relin-
quishment of application or entry; and etc.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Messrs. Morton of Alachua, Black of Alachua, McRory of
Seminole, Burnett of Madison, Strom of Gadsden, Davis of
Nassau, Chapman of Volusia, Nordman of Volusia, Mattheus
of Gilchr tr Whitman of Hardee, Larson of Clay, Mason of Es-
cnlmbia Coffee of DeSoto, Roberts of Union, Wentworth of
Taylor, Yearty of Levy, Collier of Collier, Elliott of Lafayette,
Strickland of Marion, Moon of Marion, Bledsoe of Hillsbor-
ough, Sledge of Jefferson, West of Santa Rosa, Brown of Su-
wannee, Goff of Suwannee, Lindler of Columbia, Dann of Pi-
nellas, Booth of Pinellas, Bloodworth of Polk, Prine of Polk,



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Stone of Baker, Brock of Washington, Hagan of Seminole,
Moon of Citrus, Kelly of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 36-XX:
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
judicial circuits in the State of Florida and the counties com-
posing the same. providing for re-designating the judicial cir-
cuits of the State of Florida and for the appointment by the
Governor and confirmation by the Senate, of circuit judges
and State attorneys therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Holmes of Lee-
House Bill No. 37-XX:
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 referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mrs. Fuller and Mr. Ward of Orange-
House Bill No. 38-XX:
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 7810 of the
Laws of Florida, approved June 9, 1919, (Section 2306, Com-
piled General Laws of Florida, 1927) entitled "An Act to amend
Section 5 of Chapter 6814 of the Laws of Florida, approved
June 3, 1915, entitled 'An Act to regulate the finances of the
Counties of the State of Florida, and to provide for the annual
budget of expenses.'"
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Mliscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 39-XX:
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 boards of county
commissioners of 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 au-
thorize the issuance of county bonds therefore; and for other
purposes.
Which was readthe first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.
By Mrs. Fuller and Mr. Ward of Orange-
House Bill No. 40-XX:
The introduction bf 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 '14 of Chapter
10976, entitled; "An Act amending Sections 1, 2, 3 and 14 of
an Act entitled 'An Act to abolish the present municipal gov-
ernment of the City of Olarido, in the County of Orange,
and to organize and establish a new form of city government
for the same, and to prescribe its jurisdiction, duties, and
powers' ", relative to the salaries of the mayor-commissioner
and city commissioners, providing for referendum, and repeal-
ing certain laws.
Which was read the first time by its -title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Bloodworth of Polk-
House Bill No. 41-XX:
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 thnt 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, comminiion. institution or of any department of the
State or an, no it-, 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 required by any
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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 re-
peal of laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Wood-
House Bill No. 42-XX:
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 levy a tax on sales of ciga-
rettes; to provide for the collection of the same; to require
the use of stamps as evidence of payment thereof; to pro-
vide against evasions of the tax; to provide for regulations on
that subject; to provide for the licensing of dealers in said
articles and for the regulation of their business in aid of the
enforcement of the tax; to provide penalties and punishments;
to provide for the seizure, forfeiture and sale as contraband
goods, of articles held, owned and possessed in violation of
this Act, and for the filing arid trial of settlement of claims
respecting the same; to appropriate the funds derived from
the operation of this Act, and regulating the reduction of State
ad valoreim n llage taxes consistent herewith, and for other
purposes.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Wood of Liberty-
House Bill No. 43-XX:
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 from and after
July 1st, 1931, twenty-five per cent (25%) of the gross amount
of all fees and money collected by or through the Hotel Com-
mission of the State of Florida, shall be paid into the Treas-
ury of the State of Florida semi-annually to the credit of the
General Revenue Fund of the State.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 44-XX:
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 2128 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida, the' same being Section
3357 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, relating
to license fees on restaurants and lunch or sandwich stands
or counter in this State.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to.
.the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of Special Committee-
House Bill No. 45-XX:
The introduction of which vas 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 raising of
additional revenue for the payment of the operating expenses
of the State Government, levying and assessing, and providing
for the collection and payment of axes on admissions to
places of amusement, public bathing places and public dance
halls, prescribing the duti, s of certain officers in connection
with the enforcement of the provisions of this Act, and pre-
scribing penalties for violations of the provisions of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Collier of Collier, Holmes of Lee, and Durrance
of Charlotte-
House Bill No. 46-XX:
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 Board 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 (1/2) mill may be annually levied
for park purposes; creating a "County Public Park Fund,"
and providing for a referendum in such counties to determine
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Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Bloodworth of Polk-
House Bill No. 47-XX:
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
Registration, to establish their jurisdiction ard to provide
for court proceedings therein: to provide for, the examination
of land titles and for land title searches, to provide for the
quieting and adjudication of land titles or any interests there-
in, or of questions pertaining to land titles or interests there-
in, 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 Miscellaneous Legislation.
SBy Mr. Kennedy of Lake-
House Bill No. 48-XX:
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 legalizing, ratifying, validating
and confirming all tax levies and tax assessments heretofore
made by the Town of Umatilla, Florida, and legalizing, ratify-
ing, validating and confirming all the acts and proceedings had.
or taken by each and all of the public officials of the Town of
Umatilla, Florida, in levying and assessing the taxes of said
town and in making and preparing the tax assessment rolls
thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Kennedy of Lake-
House Bill No. 49-XX:
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 all assessments for
taxes heretofore made by the Town of Umatilla, Florida,
against personal property in said town and to declare such
taxes which have not been paid valid and binding liens against
the personal property upon which assessed until paid in full
with all penalties, and to authorize said Town of Umatilla to;
collect such taxes in the manner now provided by the charter.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Bloodworth of Polk-
House Bill No. 50-XX:
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, define and establish the
corporate limits of the City of Lakeland, a municipal corpora-
tion now existing in Polk County, Florida; and excluding cer-
tain lands from its present limits; and providing the manner
and method of collecting taxes against the lands excluded and
providing when said Act shall take effect.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Westbrook of Lake-
House Bill No. 51-XX:
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 compensation
of County Tax Assessors, County Tax Collectors, County
Judges and Clerks of Circuit Courts in all counties of the
State of Florida having a population of more than 23,150 and
less than 23,165, according to the last State or Federal Census;
providing that all fees collected by or paid to such officers be
paid into a special fund to be known as county officer's fund
and for all such officers to be compensated from and the ex-
penses of operation of their offices paid from such fund; and
providing for the budgeting of the expense of all such offices
and the duties of the boards of County Commissioners in such
counties.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Albury of Monroe-
House Bill No. 52-XX:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
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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 Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Bloodworth of Polk-
House Bill No. 53-XX:
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 referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Albury of Monroe-
House Bill No. 54-XX:
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 Sectioh 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. Teague of Franklin-
House Bill No. 55-XX:
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 expenditures and
disbursements of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed
to the credit of certain of the several counties of the State
of Florida, having a population of not less than 6280 nor more
than 6300 and conferring certain powers, authority, directions
and duties upon the State Board of Administration with ref-
erence thereto, where the said counties are not now or may not
hereafter be in default for bonds issued for the construction
of roads and may not have now or hereafter any further state
roads to be built.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Horne of Jackson-
House Bill No. 56-XX:
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 exempting from the payment
of State and county occupational licenses taxes certain cir-
cuse., and attractions incident thereto, maintaining winter
quarters in counties of this State having a population of more
than 31,850 and not more than 31,875 inhabitants, according
to the last Federal census.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Prine of Polk-
House Bill No. 57-XX:
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 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 Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Prine of Polk-
House Bill No. 58-XX:
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 12291, Acts



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of 1927, being "An Act to prevent the introduction into and
dissemination within this State of insect pests and diseases
injurious to plants and plant products of this State; to pro-
vide for the inspection and control of nurseries and the regu-
lation of the sale and distribution of plants and plant prod-
ucts; to create a State Plant Board and to prescribe its powers
and duties; and making an appropriation for the purpose of
carrying out the provisions of said Act," so as to abolish the
State Plant Board and to provide that all rights and duties
provided by said Act shall be exercised by the Commissioner
of Agriculture.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Messrs. Lewis and Bass of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 59-XX:
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 7081 of the
Laws of Florida, 1915, approved June 4, 1915, relating to a
special taxing district in Palm Beach County, State of Florida,
known as Lake Worth Inlet District; designating the boun-
daries of said district and providing for the government and
administration of said district by the Board of Commissioners
thereof and defining the powers and duties of said board and
providing for the construction and maintenance of an inlet
in said district connecting the waters of Lake Worth with the
Atlantic Ocean, and providing for the government, manage-
ment and control of said Lake Worth Inlet District and to
provide for the levy and collection of taxes therein and other
matters in connection therewith by the Board of County Com-
missioners of Palm Beach County, Florida, and providing for
a referendum.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Lewis (Palm Beach) moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 59-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 59-XX 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. 59-XX be read a third time in
full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 59-XX 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. Auderson. 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), Mattheui (Gilchrist,. Mitchell, Moon (Citrus0, Moon
(Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Parker,
Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe. Rogers. Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone,
Strom, 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.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Mr. Westbrook of Lake, Chairman of the Committee on
Resolutions, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 8, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Resolutions to whom was referred:
House Concurrent Resolution No. 1-XX:
With reference to compensation of the members of the Leg-
islature during the present Extraordinary Session.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same be not adopted.
Committee vote was as follows:

Yeas-Mr. Bass.













Nays-Messrs. Westbrook, Barrow, Kendrick, Horne of Madi-
son, Morton and Douglas.
Very Respectfully,
GEO. F. WESTBROOK,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 1-XX, contained in
above report, was placed on the table under the rule.
Mr. Westbrook of Lake, Chairman of the Committee on
Resolutions, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 8, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Resolutions to whom was referred:
House Resolution No. 3-XX:
With reference to 25% reduction in budget.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same be not adopted.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Mesrs. Westbrook, Barrow, Bass, Kendrick, Horne of
Madison, Morton and Douglas.
Very Respectfully,
GEO. F. WESTBROOK,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Resolution No. 3-XX, contained in above report,
was laid on the table under the rule.
Mr. Westbrook of Lake County, Chairman of the Committee
on Resolutions, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 8 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Resolutions, to whom was referred:
House Resolution No. 4-XX:
With reference to diversion of one cent of the present gaso-
line tax from the Road Department to the General Fund be-
fore any other revenue measure is considered.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same be not adopted.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Messrs. Westbrook, Barrow, Bass, Kendrick, Home of
Madison, Morton and Douglas.
Very respectfully,
GEO. F. WESTBROOK,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Resolution No. 4-XX, contained in above report,
was laid on the table under the rule.
Mr. Westbrook of Lake County, Chairman of the Committee
on Resolutions, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 8, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Resolutions, to whom was referred:

House Resolution No. 5-XX:
With reference to compensation of the members of the Leg-
islature for any future Extra Session.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same be not adopted.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Mr. Bass.
Nays-Messrs. Westbrook, Barrow, Kendrick, Home, Morton
and Douglas.
Very respectfully,
GEO. F. WESTBROOK,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Resolution No. 5-XX, contained in above report,
was laid on the table under the rule.
Mr. Westbrook of Lake County, Chairman of the Committee
on Resolutions, submitted the following report:



House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 8, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Resolutions, to whom was referred:
House Resolution No. 6-XX:
With reference to a moratorium of the payment of the State
and County salaries that exceed $3,000.00 per annum.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same be not adopted.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Mr. Kendrick.
Nays-Messrs. Westbrook, Barrow, Bass, Home, Morton and
Douglas.
Very respectfully,
GEO. F. WESTBROOK,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Resolution No. 6-XX, contained in above report,
was laid on the table under the rule.
Mr. Westbrook of Lake County, Chairman of the Committee
on Resolutions. submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 8, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Resolutions, to whom was referred:
House Resolution No. 7-XX:
With reference to information requested of the various State
officers, concerning relationship of employees.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same be not adopted.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Home of Madison, and Morton.
Nays-Messrs. Westbrook, Barrow, Bass, Kendrick, and
Douglas.
Very respectfully,
GEO. F. WESTBROOK,
Chairman, of Committee.
And House Resolution No. 7-XX, contained in above report,
was laid on the table under the rule.
Mr. Westbrook of Lake, Chairman of the Committee on
Resolutions, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 8, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Resolutions to whom was referred:
House Resolution No. 8-XX:
With reference to requiring information in various State
offices as to lists of employees in their respective departments.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same be not adopted.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Barrow, Horne of Madison, Morton.
Nays-Messrs. Westbrook, Bass, Kendrick, Douglas.
Very respectfully,
GEO. F. WESTBROOK,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Resolution No. 8-XX, contained in above report,
was laid on the table under the rule.
Mr. Westbrook of Lake, Chairman of the Committee on
Resolutions, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 8, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Resolutions to whom was referred:
House Resolution No. 9-XX:
With reference to making the Biennial Appropriation Bill
the first order of business.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same be not adopted.
Committee vote was as follows:



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Yeas-Messrs. Horne of Madison, Morton.
Nays-Messrs. Westbrook, Bass, Barrow, Kendrick, Douglas.
Very respectfully,
GEO. F. WESTBROOK,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Resolution No. 9-XX, contained in above report,
was placed on the table under the rule.
Mr. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on Finance
and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 8, 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. 23-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act levying and imposing an excise
tax on documents to raise revenue for support of the govern-
ment and prescribing penalties for failure to pay such tax.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same be reported to the House without recommenda-
tion.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Wood, Teague, Fuller, Kelly, Blount, Chap-
man, Chappell, Rowe, Larson, Bullard, Taylor, Kanner.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. Rogers.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 23-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on Finance
and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 8, 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 Mill No. 25-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to raise revenue; providing for
a license and other taxes, and means of collecting and enforc-
ing, same.
Have had the same under consideration, and, recommend
that the same be returned'to the House without recommenda-
tion.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Wood, Teague, Fuller, Kelly, Blount, Chap-
man, Chappell, Rowe, Larson, Bullard, Taylor, Kanner.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. Rogers.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No: 25-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Wood of Liberty County, Chairman of the Committee
on Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 3, 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. 27-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sub-Section One (1)
of Section 15 of Chapter 14491, Laws of Florida, 1929, entitled:
"An Act imposing certain license and privilege taxes, providing
for the payment thereof and prescribing penalties for doing
business without a license, or other failure to comply with the
provisions thereof."
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same be reported to the House without recommenda-
tion.



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Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Wood, Teague, Fuller, Kelly, Blount, Chap-
man, Chappell, Rowe, Larson, Bullard, Taylor and Kanner.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. Rogers.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 27-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Wood of Liberty County, Chairman of the Committee
on Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 8. 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. 30-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to assessment and col-
lection of taxes on tangible and intangible personal property
and requiring a documentary stamp evidencing payment of
taxes to be affixed to mortgages, deeds of trust and other
similar liens as a prerequisite to recording and enforcement.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same be reported to the House without recommenda-
tion.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Wood, Teague, Fuller, Kelly, Blount, Chap-
man, Chappell, Rowe, Larson, Bullard, Taylor and Kanner.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. Rogers.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 30-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Wood of Liberty County, Chairman of the Committee
on Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 8, 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. 42-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to levy a tax on sales of cigar-
ettes; provide for the collection of same; to require the use
of stamps as evidence of payment; to provide against evasions
of the tax; to provide for regulations on that subject; to pro-
vide for licensing dealers in said articles and for regulation
of their business in aid of the enforcement of the tax; to
provide penalties and punishments; to provide for the seizure,
forfeiture and sale of contraband goods of articles held, owned
and possessed in violation of this Act, and for the filing and
trial of settlement of claims respecting the same; to appro-
priate the funds derived from the operation of this Act, and
regulating the reduction of State ad valorem millage taxes
consistent herewith; and for other purposes.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same be reported to the House without recommenda-
tion.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Wood, Teague, Fuller, Kelly, Blount, Chap-
man, Chappell, Rowe, Rogers, Larson, Bullard, Taylor and
Kanner.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 42-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the House of Representatives do
now adjourn until 10:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at 11:14 o'clock A. M., the House of Representa-
tives stood adjourned until 10:00 o'clock A. M., Thursday,
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THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1931



The House of Representatives 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, Fin-
layson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jackson),
Horne (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 (Ma-
rion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman. Parker. Peeples,
Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shack-
elford, 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-93.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Journal of the House of Representatives for Wednesday,
July 8th, was corrected, and as corrected was approved.
Mr. Home (Madison) requested that House Resolutions
No.'s 7-XX and 8-XX, reported unfavorably by the Committee
on Resolutions, be placed on the Calendar under the rules.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Dann of Pinellas-
House Resolution No. 10-XX:
WHEREAS, it is the expressed desire of the membership
of this House to effect economy in all departments of the
Government, and
WHEREAS, in order to intelligently suggest economies the
membership of the House should be in possession of suffi-
cient facts to intelligently pass judgment upon the extrava-
gance or efficiency of various of the departments, and
WHEREAS, it has been repeatedly stated upon the floor
of the House that the Department of Motor Vehicles has not
been operated economically, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED:
That the House of Representatives request the Acting Com-
missioner of Motor Vehicles to furnish the following informa-
tion forthwith:
1. The number, names and amount of salary of all em-
ployees of this Department, month by month for the past
twelve months.
2. The number of tags recorded by this Department each
month for the past twelve months.
3. The number of employees expected to be hired and paid
out of the item "extra help-rush-$30,000", as reported by the
Budget Commission.
4. The number of arrests and the amount of fines actually
made and collected by the six inspectors which cost the
State in salaries and traveling expenses $30,600.00 last year.
Which was read and referred to the Committee on Resolu-
tions.
By Messrs. Mathews of Duval, Booth of Pinellas, Watson
of Hillsborough, Robineau of Dade, Bledsoe of Hillsborough,
Dann of Pinellas, Lea of Manatee, Horne of Jackson, Horne
of Madison, Wester of Jackson, West of Santa Rosa, Black of
Alachua, Morton of Alachua, Albury of Monroe, Burnett of
Madison-
House Resolution No. 11-XX:
A Resolution Relating to the Biennial Appropriation Bill:
WHEREAS, it is impossible for the Legislature to determine
with any degree of accuracy or certainty the amount of money
necessary to meet the needs and expenses of the State Gov-
ernment until the Binnial Appropriation Bill has been enact-
ed into law, and



WHEREAS, the people and taxpayers of the State are de-
manding as a first step in any program of tax relief the
practice of the utmost economy in the State Government,
and
WHEREAS, the salaries now being paid to officers and
employees of the State Government and the operating ex-
penses of the State Government should be reduced to a basis
comparable with that paid or allowed in private enterprise
or private business, and
WHEREAS, the one great opportunity to materially reduce
expense and bring about economy in the State Government
will come with the consideration of the Appropriation Bill, and
WHEREAS, from the best information obtainable it is now
apparent that with the revenue already raised and by the
reduction of expenses as set forth in the Appropriation Bill
it is possible to materially reduce, if not entirely eliminate, the
State ad valorem tax:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1: That it is paramount that the Biennial Appro-
priation Bill should be the first order of business so that
the Legislature may be able to intelligently determine with a
degree of certainty and definiteness the amount of money
necessary to provide for the necessities of the State Govern-
ment.
Section 2: That the said Appropriation Bill is of such im-
portance that it is desirable and to the best interest of the
State of Florida that the same be immediately placed upon
the calendar without reference upon being introduced so that
the same be set as a special and continuing order of business
beginning at eleven o'clock, Friday, July 10th., and the same
remain as a special and continuing order until the same is
disposed of.
Which was read.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the rules be waived and
that House Resolution No. 11-XX be now considered.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to waive the
rules and now consider House Resolution No. 11-XX, upon
call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe,
Bloodworth, Booth, Brock, Burnett, Caldwell, Dann, Finlayson,
Hagan, Harrell, Horne (Jackson), Home (Madison), Lee
(Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Madison, Mason, Mathews (Du-
val), Morton, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Strickland, Taylor,
Wainwright, Watson, Wester, West, Zim-32.
Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Barrow, Bass, Blount,
Brown, Bullard, Chapman, Coffee, Collier, Davis, Douglas,
Durrance, Elliott, Fuller, Goff, Holmes, Kanner, Keen, Kehoe,
Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lewis (Palm Beach), Lind-
ler, Lowe, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Mar-
ion), McRory, Nordman, Parker, Peeples, Poppell, Rowe, Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strom, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Walker,
Ward, Warner, Wentworth, Westbrook, Whitman, Wicker,
Wood, Yearty-55.
The motion to waive the rules and now consider House
Resolution No. 11-XX was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And the Resolution was referred to the Committee on Reso-
lutions.
By Messrs. Mathews of Duval, Booth of Pinellas, Watson of
Hillsborough, Robineau of Dade, Bledsoe of Hillsborough, Dann
of Pinellas, Lea of Manatee, Horne of Madison, Home of Jack-
son, Wester of Jackson, West of Santa Rosa, Burnett of Madi-
son, Madison of Duval, Caldwell of Santa Rosa, Mason of Es-
cambia-
House Resolution No. 12-XX:
A Resolution with Reference to a General Sales Tax.
WHEREAS, at the beginning of the Regular Session of the
Legislature of 1931, the membership of the House of Represen-
tatives by an overwhelming vote declared themselves as being
opposed to any general sales tax legislation, and
WHEREAS, since that time there have been cross currents
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considerable agitation with reference to a general sales tax,
and
WHEREAS, an effort has been made, and is now being
made, by interested groups to place the proposed imposition
of certain taxes in opposition to a general sales tax with the
threat that unless certain other taxes are imposed upon the
people, that interested groups will be able to develop sufficient
strength to ram a general sales tax down the throats of the
people, and.
WHEREAS, it is desirable and to the interest of the mer-
chants and the general public of the State that re-assurance
be given that no general sales tax legislation will be enacted
by the membership of the present Legislature.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. It is the sense of the present membership of the
House of Representatives that irrespective of threats, intimi-
dations or special trades by interested groups, that no general
sales tax legislation will be considered or passed by the present
House of Representatives.
Section 2. That the merchants and people of the State be
advised that it is unnecessary for them to maintain any lobby
in Tallahassee or to enter into any trade or combination for
the purpose of imposing other taxes upon the people in order
to avoid the imposition of the general sales tax and the mem-
bership of the House condemns any such attempt in trades or
combinations.
Which was read and referred to the Committee on Resolu-
tions.
By Messrs. Mathews of Duval, Booth of Pinellas, Watson of
Hillsborough, Robineau of Dade, Bledsoe of Hillsborough, Dann
of Pinellas, Lea of Manatee, Horne of Madison, Horne of Jack-
son, Wester of Jackson, West of Santa Rosa, Burnett of Madi-
son, Mason of Escambia, Caldwell of Santa Rosa-
House Resolution No. 13-XX:
A Resolution relating to the purchase of property.
WHEREAS, there is a current rumor that the Board of Com-
missioners of State Institutions has entered into an obligation
or agreement to purchase a certain building in Tallahassee,
known as the Centennial Building, for the sum of Eighty
Thousand ($80,000.00) Dollars, and
WHEREAS, no authority exists for the purchase of such
property unless authorized by an Act of the Legislature, and
WHEREAS, it is rumored that Senate Bill No. 44-X entitled
as follows:
"A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 10 of Chap-
ters 7905, Acts 1919, Laws of Florida, enlarging the uses for
which 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," contains the supposed authority for the
purchase of such building and property, and
WHEREAS, said Senate Bill No. 44-X apparently passed
the House on June 16th, when local Bills were being consid-
ered and at such time there were only forty-nine members
present, and,
WHEREAS, in times like these when the people are losing
their property because they are unable to pay the heavy taxes
imposed, only the necessities of the State Government should
be pro\ ided for and no new buildings or new property should
be acquired, and
WHEREAS, it is more important at this time that expenses
be reduced and the tax burden relieved than it is to impose
any new additional taxes for the purpose of acquiring more
property in Tallahassee, and
WHEREAS, the contemplated purchase of the said building
is in line with the apparently established policy of many of
the State Officials to attempt to find new ways and new places
to spend money rather than new ways to reduce expenses,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1, That it is the sense of the membership of the
House that no new property should be purchased at this time.
Section 2. That a Special Committee, composed of five
members of the House, be appointed by the Speaker to investi-
gate the aforementioned rumor and to determine
First: If an option or agreement to purchase has been en-
tered into by the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions
with any person, firm or corporation for the purchase of the
aforementioned property or any other property.
Second: The price contemplated to pay for the said prop-
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Third: The person, firm or corporation who now owns said
property.
Fourth: The present market value of said property.
Fifth: Its assessed valuation as it appears on the tax books
of Leon County.
And, that such committee make a report to the House with
all convenient speed.
Which was read.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the rules be waived and
that House Resolution No. 13-XX be now considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved the adoption of the Resolu-
tion.
Which was agreed to.
The Resolution was adopted.
The Speaker announced that under provisions of House
Resolution No. 13-XX he would appoint Messrs. Mathews (Du-
val), Home (Jackson), West, Rogers and Larson to serve on
said committee.
By Messrs. Mathews of Duval, Booth of Pinellas, Watson
of Hillsborough, Robineau of Dade, Bledsoe of Hillsborough,
Dann of Pinellas, Lea of Manatee, Home of Madison, Home
of Jackson, Wester of Jackson, West of Santa Rosa, Burnett
of Madison, Madison of Duval, Caldwell of Santa Rosa, Mason
of Escambia-
House Resolution No. 14-XX:
A Resolution Concerning Bills Relating to Economy and Re-
duction of Expenses of the State and County Governments.
WHEREAS, the first step in any program of tax relief
should be the practice of economy and the elimination of every
unnecessary expense, and
WHEREAS, in the Governor's call for this Second Extra-
ordinary Session of the Legislature, the matter of economy,
reduction of expenses, consolidation of boards and bureaus and
commissions, were subjects which were not mentioned. And,
WHEREAS, it requires the consent of two-thirds of the
members for the introduction of bills relating to a subject not
within the Governor's call:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1: That it is the sense of the membership of the
House that the necessary two-thirds should be secured for the
introduction of any and all bills relating to economy, reduc-
tion of expenses, abolishment and consolidation of offices,
boards, bureaus and commissions, whether in the State or in
the County Governments.
Which was read and referred to the Committee on Resolu-
tions.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Mr. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on Fi-
nance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 8, 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. 16-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act imposing an additional tax upon
gasoline or other like products of petroleum; providing for re-
ports of sales of such commodities to the Comptroller of the
State of Florida; providing for the disposition of the moneys
derived from such taxes, and fixing a penalty for the viola-
tion of the provisions of this Act; providing that the gasoline
inspection laws of the State of Florida shall apply to this Act;
requiring a reduction of State ad valorem millage taxes con-
sistent herewith; and providing that this Act is an emergency
revenue measure and shall be of no force and effect from
and after July 1, 1933.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same be reported to the House without recommen-
dation.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Wood, Teague, Fuller, Kelly, Blount, Chap-
man, Chappell, Rowe, Kanner, Larson, Bullard and Taylor.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. Rogers.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee..














And House Bill No. 16-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on Fi-
nance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 8, 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. 21-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act imposing a tax 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 regulating the reduction of State ad va-
lorem millage taxes consistent herewith; providing that the
gasoline inspection 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 be reported to the House without recommen-
dation.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Wood, Teague, Fuller, Kelly, Blount, Chap-
man, Chappell, Rowe, Kanner, Larson, Bullard and Taylor.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. Rogers.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 21-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on Fi-
nance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 8, 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. 19-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to levy a tax on sales of candy,
ammunition, playing cards, soft drinks, fountain syrup, per-
fumes, cosmetics, sporting goods, club dues, jewelry, chewing
gum, music, and musical instruments; to provide for the col-
lection of the same; to require the use of stamps as evidence
of payment thereof; to provide against evasion of the tax; to
provide for regulations on that subject; to provide for the
licensing of dealers in said articles for any and each of
them; and for the regulating of their business in aid of the
enforcement of the tax; to provide penalties and punishments;
to provide for the seizure, forfeiture and payment as contra-
band goods of articles held, owned and passed in violation
of this Act; and for the filing, trial and settlement of claims
respecting the same; and to appropriate the funds derived
from the operation of this Act; and regulating the reduc-
tion of State ad valorem millage taxes consistent herewith,
and for other purposes.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same be reported to the House without recommen-
dation.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Wood, Teague, Fuller, Kelly, Blount, Chap-
man, Chappell, Rowe, Kanner, Larson, Bullard and Taylor.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. Rogers.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 19-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:



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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, July 8, 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. 26-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act levying and imposing a license
tax on all electricity and electric current used and consumed
in the State of Florida, and providing for the collection and
payment of said tax and reports of the same to the Comp-
troller, and providing a penalty for failure to make said re-
ports and payments.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same be reported to the House without recommenda-
tion.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Wood, Teague, Fuller, Kelly, Blount, Chap-
man, Chappell, Rowe, Kanner, Larson, Bullard, and Taylor.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. Rogers.
"Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 26-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, July 8, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
SSpeaker of. the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation, to whom was re-
ferred:
House Bill No. 45-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the raising of addi-
tional revenue for the payment of the operating expenses of
the State Government, levying and assessing, and providing
for the collection and payment of taxes on admissions to
places of amusement, public bath places and public dance
halls; prescribing the duties of certain officers in connection
with the enforcement of the provisions of this Act, and pre-
scribing penalties for violations of the provisions of this Act.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same be reported to the House without recommenda-
tion.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Wood, Teague, Fuller, Kelly, Blount. Chap-
man, Chappell, Rowe, Kanner, Larson, Bullard, and Taylor.
Na, .-None.
Ab)tent--lr. Rogers.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 45-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, July 8, 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. 20-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing and imposing a license
tax on the business of erecting, posting, or displaying signs,
posters, or other outdoor display advertising matter along or
in view of the highways and railroads of the State of Florida
outside the municipalities, and providing for the ascertain-
ment of the amount thereof; and providing for the licensing of
persons, firms, associations and corporations engaged in or
conducting such business and work, and making appropriation
for the use and 'expenditure of the entire proceeds of all
license taxes collected under the provisions of this Act; and
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Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same be reported to the House without recommenda-
tion.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Wood, Teague, Fuller, Kelly, Blount, Chap-
man, Chappell, Rowe, Kanner, Larson, Bullard, and Taylor.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. Rogers.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
SChairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 20-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, July 8, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation, to whom was re-
f erred:
House Bill No. 7-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to taxation; the collec-
tion of personal property taxes by the sheriffs of the several
counties upon warrants issued therefore by the several county
tax collectors.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Wood, Teague, Fuller, Kelly, Blount, Chap-
man, Chappell, Rowe, Kanner, Larson, Bullard, and Taylor.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. Rogers.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 7-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Wood of Liberty, Chairman 'of the Committee on Fi-
nance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 8, 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. 43-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that from and after
.July 1, 1931, twenty-five per cent of all the gross amount of
all fees and moneys collected by or through the Hotel Com-
mission of the State of Florida shall be paid into the treasury
of the State of Florida semi-annually to the credit of the gen-
eral revenue fund of the State of Florida.
Has considered the said bill and begs to submit the follow-
Ing Committee Substitute Bill:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that from and after
July 1, 1931, twenty-five per cent of the gross amount of all
fees and money collected by or through the Hotel Commission
,of the State of Florida, the Department of Game and Fresh
Water Fish of the State of Florida, the State Game Commis-
sioner of the State of Florida, the Shell Fish Commissioner
'of the State of Florida, the Florida Real Estate Commission
of the State of Florida, and the State Board of Barber Exami-
ners of the State of Florida, shall be paid into the treasury
of the State of Florida semi-annually to the credit of the
general revenue fund of the State.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same be reported to the House without recommenda-
tion.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Wood, Teague, Fuller, Kelly, Blount, Chap-
man, Chappell, Rowe, Kanner, Larson, Bullard and Taylor.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. Rogers.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.



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And House Bill No. 43-XX, together with Committee Substi-
tute for House Bill No. 43-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Caleindar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay,-Chairman of the Committee on Miscella-
neous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 9, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House.of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 6-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting the publication of
magazines, newspapers or periodicals by any State officer,
Board, Bureau or Conmission. unless the same is specifically
authorized by the Legislature. and without, direct appropriation
by the Legislature for that purpo.e.
Offers the following amendment:
In Section 1, line 4, substitute the word "or" for the word
"and"; and after the word "been" strike out the words "a
specific"' and insert in lieu thereof the word "no"; so that
Section 1. after the word "Legislature" in the fourth line will
read: "or for which there has been no appropriation by the
Legislature."
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass as amended by the Committee.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Wester, West and Dann.
Nays-Messrs. Nordman, Peeples and Bledsoe.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 6-XX, together with amendments, con-
tained in above report, was placed on the Calendar of Bills on
second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscella-
neous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 9, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 14-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Section 23 of Chapter
6155 of the Laws of Florida (Approved June 5, 1911), being
Section 6144 of the 1927 Compiled General Laws of Florida,
relating to the voluntary liquidation of Trust Companies.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman and Peeples.
Nays-Messrs. Wester, Bledsoe, West and Dann.
Very respectfully,
J. M., SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 14-XX, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscella-
neous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 9, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 35-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the donation of
public lands to actual settlers as authorized by Section 5 of
Article 16 of the Constitution of the State of Florida; etc., etc.
Offers the following amendments:
Amendment No. 1.
In Section 4, line 10, after the word "around," add "at least
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Amendment No. 2.
Strike out all of Section 8. ,', .
Have had the same under consideration, a.d recommend
that the same do pass as amended by the Committee.
Committee vote was as follows: -
Yeas-Messrs. Nordman, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe and Dann.
.Nays-Messrs. Sapp and West.
Very respectfully,
1 iJ. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 35-XX, together with amendments, con-
tained In above report, was placed on the Calendar of Bills on
second readings.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscellan-
eous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 9, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker o0 the House of Representatives.
Sir.
Your Conmmttee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 36-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the number of Judi-
cial Circuits in the State of Florida and the counties com-
posing the same, providing for re-designating the judicial cir-
cuits of the State of Florida and for the appointment by the
Governor and confirmation by the Senate of Circuit Judges
and State Attorneys therefore.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Nordman, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe, West and
Dann.
Nays-Mr. Sapp.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 36-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscellan-
eous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 9, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 3-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act regulating the employment of
deputies, employees and assistants by county officials of the
State of Florida.
Offers the following amendment to House Bill No. 3-XX:
At end of Section 1, add the following:
"Provided, however, nothing herein shall prevent the em-
ployment of such assistants or deputies as may be necessary
in case of an emergency."
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass as amended by the Committee.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeais--iMersrs. Nordman, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe, West and
Dann.
Nays-Mr. Sapp.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 3-XX, together with amendment, con-
tained in above report, was placed on the Calendar of Bills
on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscellan-
eous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 9, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:



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House Bill No. 5-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act with reference to bonds of
.county officers, authorizing and making it the duty of the
board of county commissioners to fix the amount of the bond
of each county officer of the several counties of the State.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. SApp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe,
West and Dann.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 5-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscellan-
eous Legislation, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 9, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 4-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the fee or compensation
to be paid to the sheriff for the destruction of seized liquors
and certain personal property in connection therewith.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe,
West and Dann.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 4-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Florida, July 9th, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 29-XX:
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
County Court of said county, and to repeal Chapter 9356, Acts
of 1923, as amended by Chapter 10087,'Acts of 1929, Laws of
Florida.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe, West, and
Dann.
Nays-None.
(Mr. Nordman abstained from voting.)
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 29-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report-
House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Florida, July 9th, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:










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House Bill No. 57-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 11889, "Acts
of 1927 Laws of Florida, providing for an addlirional Circuit
Judge for the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Florida and to regulate
the dispatch of business in said Circuit after such appoint-
ment."
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe,
West, and Dann.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 57-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Florida, July 9th, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 58-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 12291, Acts
of 1927, being "An Act to prevent the introduction into and
dissemination within the State of insect pests and diseases in-
jurious to plants and plant products of this State; to provide
for the inspection and control of nurseries and the regulation
of the sale and distribution of plants and plant products; to
create a State Plant Board and to prescribe its powers and du-
ties; and making an appropriation for the purpose of carrying
out the provisions of said Act," so as to abolish the State Plant
Board and to provide that all rights and duties provided by
said Act shall be exercised by the Commissioner of Agricul-
ture.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe,
West and Dann.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 58-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Florida, July 9th, 1931.
fon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 37-XX:
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. A
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples, and Bledsoe.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. West and Dann.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 37-XX, contained in above report,-was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscellan-
eous Legislation, submitted the following report:



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House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Fla., July 9, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 22-XX:
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. Sapp, Nordman, Peeples and Bledsoe.
Nays-Mr. Wester.
Absent-Messrs. West and Dann.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 22-XX. contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscellan-
eous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 9, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 10-XX:
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.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe,
West and Dann.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 10-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscellan-
eous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 9, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 46-XX:
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, sev-
erally, for park purposes, may acquire property for park pur-
poses, may maintain and improve public parks within such
counties, etc., etc.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe,
West and Dann.
Nays-None.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 46-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscellan-
eous Legislation, submitted the following report:












House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 9, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 34-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act removing the disability of cov-
eture of married women in the State of Florida, and author-
izing married women to contract and be contracted with, sue
and be sued and convey property without the necessity of
husband joining.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Mr. Sapp.
Nays-Messrs. Nordman, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe, West and
Dann.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 34-XX, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rule.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscella-
neous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, a., July 9, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 53-XX:
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.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, West and Dann.
Absent-Messrs. Peeples and Bledsoe.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 53-XX, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscella-
neous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 9, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 47-XX:
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; etc., etc.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend that
the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples, West and
Dann.
Nays-Mr. Bledsoe.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 47-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.



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INTRODUCTION OF BILLS
By Mr. Madison of Duval-
House Bill No. 60-XX:
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 5194 of the
Laws of Florida, entitled "An Act to prohibit the fraudulent
use and wilful waste of electricity, gas or water, and the
fraudulent or wilful tampering with or injury of meters in-
tended to measure electricity, gas or water.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Trammell of Calhoun-
House Bill No. 61-XX:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be enttiled An Act requiring motor vehicles on the
public highways, roads, streets, and thoroughfares of the State
of Florida to be equipped with reflectors, and providing pen-
alty for the violation of the same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
,By Messrs. Caldwell of Santa Rosa, West of Santa Rosa, Lea
of Manatee, Rowe of Manatee, Dann of Pinellas, Mathews of
Duval and Mason of Escambia-
House Bill No. 62-XX:
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 supervision
of the Governor and Comptroller of all accounts, books; rec-
ords, warrants, papers and transactions of all State officials,
and of the officers of the several counties of the State; to pro-
vide for reports of 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 12279, Acts of 1927, creating the
offices of the State auditor and assistant State auditor and pre-
scribing 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 Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 63-XX:
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 Laus of Florida. 1927, relating to ad-
verse possession without color of title; and requiring the pay-
ment of taxes by adverse possessor.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Finlayson of Dixie-
House Bill No. 64-XX:
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 hunting in certain
counties in the State of Florida; to provide penalties for viola-
tions of the provisions of such act, and to repeal Certain exist-
ing laws and statutes.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 65-XX:
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 36
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



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Florida; and all of which relate to and concern taxation;
amending Section 2 of Chapter 7806, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1919, being Section 994 of the Compiled General Laws of
Florida, relating 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; prescrib-
ing 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 prescribing
the powers and duties of such board; providing for the com-
promise 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 Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 66-XX:
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 3168 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida of 1920 limiting the time
of appeals in Chancery.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 67-XX:
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 2909 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida of 1920 limiting the time
for suing out writs of error.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 68-XX:
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 referred to the
Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 69-XX:
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 of a justice
of the peace.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 70-XX:
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 suing out
writs of error in criminal cases.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 71-XX:
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 5297 Revised
General Statutes of 1920, being Section 7418 Compiled Gen-
eral Laws of Florida 1927, relating to the destruction and in-
jury of telegraph or telephone lines.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.

By Mr. Peeples of Glades-
House Bill No. 72-XX:
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 abandon that portion of State
Road No. 26 beginning at or near Lake Annie in Highlands
County, Florida and running South through Glades County via
Moore Haven in Glades County, Florida, to Clewiston in Hen-
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Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Caldwell of Santa Rosa, West of Santa Rosa,
Lea of Manatee, Rowe of Manatee, Taylor of Gadsden, Math-
ews of Duval, Dann of Pinellas, and Mason of Escambia-
House Bill No. 73-XX:
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 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 Sec-
tions 1 and 2 of Chapter 6475, Acts of 1913, Laws of Florida,
and to repeal Section 1 of Chapter 6952, Acts of 1915, Laws of
Florida, and to repeal Section 1 of Chapter 9264, Acts of 1923,
Laws of Florida, and to repeal Section 1 of Chapter 11335,
Acts of 1925, Extraordinary Session, Laws of Florida, insofar
as the same refers to and fixes the salary of the Hotel Com-
missioner, and to repeal Section 5 of Chapter 12053, Acts of
1927, Laws of Florida, and to provide that all the powers and
duties conferred by law upon such Hotel Commissioner shall
be conferred upon and exercised and performed by the 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 Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Wester of Jackson (by request)-
House Bill No. 74-XX:
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 Laws of
Florida Acts of 1931 being "An Act, requiring licenses for the
operation, maintenance, opening or establishment of stores
in this State; prescribing the licenses 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.
By Mr. Parker of Leon-
House Bill No. 75-XX:
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 10031, Gen-
eral Laws of Florida 1925, being an Act to amend Sections
2514, 2515 and 2516 of the Revised General Statutes of Florida
of 1920, pertaining to "enumeration of agricultural, horti-
cultural, and live stock, manufacturing, industrial and other
statistics; for the appointment of county enumerators, to de-
fine. their duties, provide for their compensation and and to de-
fine the duties of the Boards of County Commissioners in
connection therewith."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Dann of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 76-XX:
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 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
providing that the right, power and authority to control, in-
spect 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 referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Dann of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 77-XX:
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 collection of
taxes by private agencies; governing and regulating tax col-
lection agencies, and prescribing their duties and liabilities;
providing for license and occupational taxes for said agencies;
providing certain requirements before engaging in business;
providing that such agencies shall be under the direction of













the Comptmller; prescribing a bond; and for the repeal of all
laws in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
-By Messrs. Goff, Burnett, Davis, Strom, Ward, Chapman,
.Rowe, Ellittt, Tomasello, Sapp, Wester, Larson, Brown, Tram-
imell LCalhoun), Douglas, Finlayson, Bloodworth, McRory,
Reeples, Lewis (Palm Beach), Stewart, Westbrook, Poppell,
Wen4tworth, Warner, Wood, Morton, Yearty, McKenzie, Prine,
Whitman, Anderson, Wicker, Zim, West, Beasley, Walker,
Moon (Citrus), Lowe, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Durrance, Brock,
-agan, Roberts, Dann, Booth, Smith, Lindler, Andrews, Sledge,
3ledsoe, and Wainwright-
House BES No. 7,8-XX:
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 reduce the salaries and ex-
;penses ff the State Government officers and employees of the
iState of Florida in every department and institution.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr.. Andrews moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 1T8-XX be read a second time in full.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Rouse Bill No. 78-XX was read a second time in full.
"Mr. Horne of Madison offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 78-XX:
Strike out enacting clause.
Mr. Home (Madison) moved the adoption of the amend-
ment.
Pending consideration thereof Mr. Home (Madison) moved
that House Bill No. 78-XX, together with amendment, be re-
ferred to the Committee on Appropriations.
Mr. Andrews moved that the motion be laid on the table.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to lay on the
table the motion to refer the bill and amendment to the Com-
mittee on Appropriations, upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Anderson Anr, Andrews, Beasley, Bledsoe, Blodd-
worth, Booth, Brock, Brown, Bullard, Dann, Davis, Douglas, El-
liott, Goff, Hagan, Horne (Jackson), Kelly,' Lea (Manatee),
Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Moon (Citrus), Morton, Poppell,
Prine, Ro s, Rowe, Rogers, Sledge, Stewart, Stone, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward,
Warner. Wesbrook, Wester, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty
-43.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Barrow, Bass, Black,
Caldwell, Chappell, Coffee, Durrance, Fuller, Harrell, Holmes,
Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kendrick, Kennedy,
Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews
(Duval), Moon (Marion), Nordman, Parker, Robineau, Sapp,
Shackelford, Steed, Strickland, Strom, Taylor, Trammell (Bre-
vard), Watson, Wentworth, West, Zim-38.
The motion to lay on the table was agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion to adopt the amend-
ment.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to adopt the
amendment, upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas--Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Barrow, Bass, Black,
Caldwell, Chappell, Coffee, Durrance, Fuller, Harrell, Holmes,
Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, ee Kehoe, Kendrick, Larson,
Lee (Highlands). Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Morton,
Nordman, Parker, Robineau, Shackelford, Steed, Strickland,
Taylor, Trammell (Brevard), Watson-32.
Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Beasley, Bledsoe, Blood-
worth, Booth, Brock, Brown, Bullard, Chapman, Collier, Dann,
Davis, Douglas, Elliott, Goff, Hagan, Home (Jackson), Kelly,
Kennedy, Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Mattheus (Gil-
christ), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Peeples; Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Sledge, Stewart, Stone,
Strom, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright,
Walker, Ward, Warner, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, Whit-
man, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-52.
The motion to adopt the amendment was not agreed to.
EXPLANATION OF VOTES
We vote "Aye" on the amendment because the appropriation
bill is the proper place to consider salary reductions.
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
WM. M. MADISON.
I vote "Aye" on this because while many State officers and
employees should receive less salary than they now receive
there are a few who are not overpaid and reason and deliber-



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ation should be used in cutting salaries.
J. H. COFFEE.
Messrs. Larson of Clay, Black of Alachua, and Mason of
Escambia offered the following amendment to House Bill No.
78-XX:
At end of Section 4, add "Provided nothing in this Act shall
apply to salaries of employees, officers or teachers of the
University of Florida and the Florida State College for
Women."
Mr. Larson 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-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Barrow, Bass, Black,
Blount, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Durrance, Fuller,
Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe,
Kendrick, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lewis (Palm Beach),
Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gil-
christ), Moon (Marion), Morton, McRory, Nordman, Parker,
Robineau, Rowe, Sapp, Shackelford, Steed, Strickland, Toma-
sello, Trammell (Brevard), Watson, Wicker, Yearty-43.
Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Beasley, Bledsoe, Blood-
worth, Booth, Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Dann,
Davis, Douglas, Elliott, Finlayson, Goff, Home (Jackson),
Kelly, Kennedy, Lea (Manatee), Lindler, Moon (Citrus), Pee-
ples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Rogers, Sledge, Stewart, Stone,
Strom, Taylor, Teague, Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright,
Walker, Ward, Warner, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West,
Whitman, Wood, Zim-46.
The motion to adopt the amendment was not agreed to.
The amendment was not adopted,
Mr. Taylor of Gadsden offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 78-XX:
In Section 1, line 7, strike out all line seven and the remaih-
der of said section and insert in lieu thereof the following:
Salaries from $2401.00 and up per annum reduction 10%.
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-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Barrow, Bass, Black,
Blount, Caldwell, Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Durrance, Harrell,
Holmes, Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kendrick,
Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews
(Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Marion), Morton, Nord-
man, Parker, Robineau, Rogers, Shackelford, Steed, Strick-
land, Strom, Taylor, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Wat-
son-39
Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Beasley, Bledsoe, Blood-
worth, Booth, Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Chapman, Dann,
Davis, Douglas, Elliott, Finlayson, Goff, Hagan, Home (Jack-
son), Kelly, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler,
Moon (Citrus), McRory, Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts,
Rowe, Sapp. Sledge, Stewart, Stone, Teague, Trammell (Cal-
houn), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Westbrook,
Wester, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-47.
The motion to adopt the amendment was not agreed to.
The amendment was not adopted.
Messrs. Robineau of Dade and Steed of Osceola, offered the
following amendment to House Bill No. 78-XX:
At the end of section one insert in lieu thereof the following:
Provided however that said reductions shall not apply to
Governor, Cabinet officers nor the judiciary, whose salaries
shall be controlled by the appropriations bill.
Mr. Robineau 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-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Barrow, Bass, Black,
Blount, Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Dann, Durrance, Fuller, Har-
rell, Holmes, Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Larson,
Lee (Highlands), Lewis (Palm Beach), Madison, Mason,
Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Morton, Nordman,
Parker, Robineau, Rogers, Shackelford, Steed, Strickland, Tay-
lor, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard)-35.
Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Beasley, Bledsoe, Blood-
worth, Booth, Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chap-
man, Davis, Douglas, Elliott, Finlayson, Goff, Hagan, Home
(Jackson), Kelly, Kennedy, Lea (Manatee), Lindler, Lowe,
Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), McKenzie, McRory, Peeples,
Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Rowe, Sapp, Sledge, Stewart, Stone,
Strom, Teague, Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker,
Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West,
Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-54.
The motion to adopt the amendment was not agreed to.
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EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote aye on this amendment as I have on all the amend-
ments to this bill because I think that the matter of reduc-
tion of salaries should be considered by the appropriations
committee and there considered carefully. I am in favor of a
reduction of salaries on a reasonable basis, taking into con-
sideration the salary now received, the nature of the employ-
ment, and the training required of the incumbent of the office.
I do not think that we should make omnibus slashes on a per-
centage basis without reference to the above questions.
ERNEST E. MASON.
Mr. Wood moved that the time for adjournment be extended
until 1:05 o'clock P. M.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Wood, Chairman of the Committee on Finance and
Taxation moved that House Bill No. 42-XX be placed on the
Special Order Calendar.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Wood, Chairman of the Committee on Finance and
Taxation moved that House Bill No. 30-XX be placed on the
Special Order Calendar.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Wood, Chairman of the Committee on Finance and
Taxation moved that House Bill No. 25-XX be placed on the
Special Order Calendar.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Wood, Chairman of the Committee on Finance and
Taxation moved that House Bill No. 27-XX be placed on the
Special Order Calendar.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Wood, Chairman of the Committee on Finance and
Taxation, moved that House Bill No. 23-XX be placed on the
Special Order Calendar.
" Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bills No's. 42-XX, 30-XX, 25-XX, 27-XX, and
23-XX were ordered placed on the Special Order Calendar.
The question recurred on consideration of Hcase Bill No.
78-XX.
Mr. Tomasello of Okeechobee offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 78-XX:
In Section 3, (printed bill), at end of section add the fol-
lowing: "Nothing herein shall apply to salaries of Justices of
Supreme Court, as now provided by law."
Mr. Tomasello moved the adoption of the amendment.
Pending consideration thereof the hour of one o'clock P. M.,
having arrived the House of Representatives 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, Collipr, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Fin-
layson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Hore (Jack-
son), Herne (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Ken-
drick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee),
Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Du-
val), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon -Citrus', Moon
(Marsion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Parker, Pee-
ples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone,
Strom, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Tram-
mell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson,
Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker,
Wood, Yearty, Zim-93.
A quorum present.
Consideration of House Bill No. 79-XX:
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 reduce the salaries and ex-
penses of the State Government officers and employees of the
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Pending on motion to adopt amendment offered by Mr.
Tomasello at the time of adjournment at one o'clock today
was resumed.
The amendment is as follows:
Mr. Tomasello of Okeechobee offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 78-XX:
In Section 2, at end of Section add the following: "Nothing
herein shall apply to salaries of Justices of Supreme Court,
as now provided by law."
Mr. Tomasello 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-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Barrow, Bass, Black,
Blount, Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Durrance, Harrell, Holmes,
Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen,:Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick,
Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lewis (Palm Beach), Madison, Ma-
son, Nordman, Parker, Prine, Robineau, Shackelford, Steed,
Taylor, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Watson, Wicker-34.
Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Beasley, Bledsoe, Blood-
worth, Booth, Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chap-
man, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff,
Hagan, Home (Jackson), Kennedy, Lea (Manatee), Lindler,
"Lowe, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus),
Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Peeples, Poppell,
Roberts, Rowe, Sapp, Sledge, Stewart, Strickland, Stone,
Strom, Teague, Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker,
Ward, Warner, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, Whitman,
Wood, Yearty, Zim-55.
The motion to adopt the amendment was not agreed to.
The amendment was not adopted.
Mr. Andrews moved that House Bill No. 78-XX be referred
to the Committee on Engrossed Bills.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to refer to
Committee on Engrossed Bills, upon call of the roll the vote
was:
Yeas-Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Beasley, Bledsoe, Blood-
worth, Booth, Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chap-
man, Davis, Douglas, Elliott, Finlayson, Goff, Hagan, Horne
(Jackson), Kennedy, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach),
Lindler, Lowe, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Peeples, Poppell, Prine,
Roberts. Rowe, Sapp, Sledge, Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom,
Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun),
Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Wentworth, Westbrook,
Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-58.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Barrow, Bass, Black,
Blount, Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Dann, Durrance, Fuller, Har-
rell, Holmes, Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly,
Kendrick, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Madison, Mason, Mathews
(Duval), Nordman, Parker, Rogers, Shackelford, Steed, Taylor,
Watson-30.
The motion to refer was agreed to and House Bill No. 78-XX
was ordered referred to the Committee on Engrossed Bills.
By Mr. Mathews of Duval-
House Bill No. 79-XX:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House df 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.
By Mr. McKenzie of Putnam, Chairman Appropriation Com-
mittee-
House Bill No. 80-XX:
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 making appropriations for
salaries and other current expenses of the state for two years
from June 30th, 1931.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. McKenzie of Putnam-
House Bill No. 81-XX:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
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officers, officials and executive institutional heads and of cer-
tain other public officials and employees during the biennium
beginning July 1st, 1931, as a means of tax reduction and
relief.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Coffee of DeSoto-
House Bill No. 82-XX:
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 state license tax on slot machines and a county license tax
on slot machines and authorizing municipalities to levy a
license tax on slot machines and providing the means and
methods of collecting and enforcing same and providing for
the penalties for the violation of the same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Brock of Washington-
House Bill No. 83-XX:
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 Board of Bond
Trustees of Special Road and Bridge District Number One in
Washington County, Florida, and providing that the County
Commissioners assume the duties heretofore imposed by law
upon board of said bond trustees.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Peeples of Glades-
House Bill No. 84-XX:
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 assessment,
levy and collection of tax on the taxable property within any
drainage district for the payment of other than funded obli-
gations of such district, and for the enforcement thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Larson of Clay-
House Bill No. 85-XX:
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 apportioning the moneys re-
ceived from the State Treasurer by the County Commissioners
of the several counties of the State of Florida having a popu-
lation of not less than 6,729 and not exceeding 7,000, according
to the last State or Federal Census, which said moneys have
been received from the State Treasurer under and by virtue
of the law of the State of Florida, to-wit: Senate Bill No. 361,
pro hiding for a State Racing Commission, etc., which said bill
is An Act of. the Legislature of 1931, and providing that said
moneys so received by the County ,Commissioners shall be
divided equally between the ,County school Board and ,the
Board of County Coinmisi.oners of such counties, and provid-
ing the purpose for which the County commissionerss may ex-
pend the portion of said moneys retained by them.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 86-XX:
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 within which
claims or demands against the estate of a decedent shall be
presented for payment. prescribing that such claim or demand
shall contain the post office address of such claimant, pre-
scribing the person to whom, and the place at which, the
same shall be presented, providing for the filing and docket-
ing thereof by the County Judge; providing that claims or de-
mands not so presented within said time shall be barred by
limitation and providing a method of determining and adjudi-
cating the validity or invalidity of such claims or any part
thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Peeples of Glades-
House Bill No. 87-XX:
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 transfer of



funds belonging to North La Belle Drainage District to Gen-
eral Fund of Glades County, Florida; and empowering the
Clerk of the Circuit Court of said county to make transfer.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Brock of Washington-
House Bill No. 88-XX:
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 Comptroller of
the State of Florida to refund to J. E. Yates, of Washington
County, Florida, the sum of eighty-four dollars and twelve
cents ($84.12) taxes erroneously paid on the southwest quar-
ter of the northeast quarter of Section Thirty-four (34),
Township Four (4) North, Range Fourteen (14) West, for the
years 1920 to 29 inclusive; and making appropriation therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Appripriations.
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 89-XX:
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 within which
claims or demands against the estate of a decedent shall be
presented for payment, prescribing that such claim or demand
shall contain the post office address of such claimant, pre-
scribing the person to whom, and the place at which, the
same shall be presented, providing for the filing and docketing
thereof by the County Judge; providing that claims and de-
mands not so presented within said time shall be barred by
limitation and providing a method of determining and adjudi-
cating the validity or invalidity of such claims or any part
thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title -and referred to the
Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
The following proposed bill was offered for introduction:
By Messrs. Mathews of Duval, Caldwell of Santa Rosa, Rowe
of Manatee, Lea of Manatee, Watson of Hillsborough, Booth
of Pinellas, Dann of Pinellas, Robineau of Dade, Black of
Alachua, Morton of Alachua, Home of Jackson, Horne of
Madison, West of Santa Rosa and Mason of Escambia-
A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing the office of Shell Fish
Commissioner and the offices of Deputy Shell Fish Commis-
sioners, and transferring all of the powers and duties hereto-
fore exercised by and all property in the possession of said
Shell Fish Commissioner and Deputy Shell Fish Commissioners
to the Commissioner of Agriculture: providing for the dispo-
sition of all funds, fees or license taxes accruing under the
Laws of the State of Florida relating to the Shell Fish Indus-
try; and repealing all laws in conflict with this Act.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to be allowed
to introduce the bill, upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Andrews, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Booth,
Blount, Brock, Brown, Caldwell, Chappell, Coffee, Dann, El-
liott, Finlayson, Fuller, Harrell, Home (Jackson), Home (Madi-
son), Kelly, Kendrick, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Madi-
son, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus) (Gilchrist), Moon
(Citrus), Morton, Poppell, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Sledge,
Strickland, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wes-
ter, West, Whitman, Wood, Zim-49.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Barrow, Bass,
Bullard, Chapman, Collier, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Hagan,
Holmes, Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kennedy, Larson, Lewis
(Palm Beach), Lowe, Moon (Marion), McKenzie, McRory,
Nordman, Parker, Peeples, Prine, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Steed, Stewart, Teague, Tomasello, Walker, Wicker, Yearty-37.
The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote and the
bill was ordered returned to the introducers.
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 90-XX:
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 to an interpleader
where the same fund is claimed by another and authorizing
the deposit of such fund in the registry of the court.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
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The following proposed bill was offered for introduction:
By Messrs. Mathews of Duval, Caldwell of Santa Rosa
Rowe of Manatee, Lea of Manatee, Watson of Hillsborough,
Booth of Pinnellas, Dann of Pinellas, Robineau of Dade, BlacK
of Alachua, Morton of Alachua, Home of Jackson, Horne of
Madison, West of Santa Rosa, Mason of Escambia-
A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing the Department of
Game and Fresh Water Fish, the offices of State Game Com-
missioners, Assistant Game Commissioner, Deputy Game Com-
missioners and Game Wardens, as provided for by Chapter
13644 of the Laws of Florida, 1929, the same being, "An Act
relating to game, non-game bird, 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 conservation 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 may be
taken, possessed and dealt in; to license hunters, guides, trap-
pers and fishermen; to require 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 sub-
stances or forces injurious to fish; to provide for the prosecu-
tion of persons violating the provisions of this Act and a pen-
alty and rule of evidence in such prosecutions; to provide for
the collection of funds 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;" and trans-
ferring all of the powers and duties heretofore exercised by
and all property in the possession of said department, the
State Game Commissioner, Assistant Game Commissioner,
Deputy Game Commissioner and Game Wardens, to Commis-
sioner of Agriculture and to the several Sheriffs and Consta-
bles of the State of Florida; providing for the disposition of
all funds, fees or license taxes accruing under said Chapter
13644, Laws of Florida, 1929; and repealing all provisions of
said Chapter inconsistent with the provisions of this Act.
SThe roll call being demanded on the motion to introduce the
bill, upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Andrews, Black, Bledsoe, Blount, Brock,
Brown, Bullard, Caldwell, Coffee, Dann, Elliott, Finlayson,
Fuller, Harrell, Home (Jackson), Home (Madison), Kelly,
Kendrick, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Madison,
Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon
(Citrus), Morton, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe,
Strickland, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Wainwright, Walker, Ward,
Watson, Wester, West, Wood, Zim-42.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Bloodworth, Booth, Chapman, Collier, Davis, Douglas,
Durrance, Hagan, Holmes, Kanner, Keen, Kennedy, Lewis
(Palm Beach), Lindle-, Lowe, Moon (Marion), McRory,
Nordman, Parker, Peeples, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Steed,
Stewart, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell
(Calhoun), Warner, Wentworth, Westbrook, Whitman, Wicker,
Yearty-44.
SThe introduction of which was not agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
By Mr. Roberts of Union-
House Bill. No. 91-XX:
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 Lake Butler, in Union County, Florida, to accept street
paving assessment bonds and the interest coupons therefrom
in payment of paving liens and assessments.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 92-XX:
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 legalize co-operative action
among producers, distributors and marketers of fresh liquid
milk and cream, and to exempt such producers, distributors
and marketers, and associations and corporations organized
by them, and their employees, from the provisions of Sec-



tions 5719 to 5729 both inclusive of the Revised General Stat-
utes of 1920, otherwise described as article 12 of Chapter X
of the Fifth Division of the Compiled General Laws of Flor-
ida of 1927 entitled, "trusts", being Sections 7944 to 7954 both
inclusive, relating to trusts and combinations, but not to re-
peal any part of Chapter 13696, Acts of 1929, Laws of Florida,
defining and regulating the sale 'of milk and cream in this
State.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation,
By Mr. Lowe of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 93-XX:
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 Mrs. Sarah
C. Little, of Sidney, in Hillsborough County, Florida, widow of
Charles Little, deceased.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Lowe of Hillsborough--
House Bill No. 94-XX:
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 grant a pension to William M.
Youmans, of Hillsborough County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
,the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
The following proposed bill was offered for introduction:
By Messrs. Rowe and Lea of Manatee, Dann and Kelly of
Pinellas-
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Section One of Chapter
11901, Acts of 1927. Laws of Florida, the sacime 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 Commission 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.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to introduce
the above proposed bill, upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Brock, Brown,
Caldwell, Coffee, Elliott, Finlayson, Goff, Harrell, Holmes,
Horne (Jackson), Home (Madison), Kelly, Lee (Highlands),
Lea (Manatee), Mason, Poppell, Rowe, Strickland, Taylor,
Warner, Wester, West, Whitman-26.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Barrow,
Bass, Booth, Blount, Bullard, Chapman, Collier, Davis, Douglas,
Durrance, Fuller, Hagan, Kanner, Keen,.Kendrick, Kennedy,
Larson, Madison, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Parker. Peeples, Rob-
erts, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Steed, Stewart, Stone,
Teague, Tomasello, Trammell Brevard i, Trammell Calhoun),
Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wicker,
Wood, Yearty, Zim-50.
The introduction of which wasnot agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
By Messrs. Rogers of Broward. and Wester of Jackson-
House Bill No. 95-XX:
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 County Boards
of Public Instruction of the several counties of the State of
Florida to borrow money; providing a rate of interest and
limiting the,amount of such:money so to be borrowed to 80%
of the estimated revenue. accruing.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Roberts of Union-
House Bill No. 96-XX:
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.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Messrs. Westbrook and Kennedy, of Lake-
House Bill No. 97-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit the use of arsenic











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or any of its derivatives or any combination or preparation
containing arsenic, as a fertilizer, dust or spray on bearing
citrus trees; to prohibit the sale or transportation of citrus
fruit containing any arsenic; to provide for enforcement
thereof; and to provide penalties for violation thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Messrs. Lewis and Bass of Palm Beach-
H8use Bill No. 98-XX:
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; to validate, ratify
and confirm the cancellation of storm sewer and boulevard
light assessment liens within said city; to validate, ratify and
confirm all acts and doings of the city commission of said city
in vacating, setting aside and annulling assessment liens levied
for the cost of construction, and installation of storm sewers
and/or boulevard lights within said city; authorizing said city
to refund all payments made on account of assessment liens
levied and assessed for or on account of the construction and
installation of storm sewers and/or boulevard lights within
said city; authorizing said city to issue certificates of indebt-
edness to refund such payments made on account of such as-
sessment liens; providing the manner in which such certifi-
cates of indebtedness may be used, and for other purposes.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Lewis (Palm Beach) moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 98-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 98-XX 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-XX 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-XX 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
(Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Parker, Pee-
ples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone,
Strom, 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. Lewis (Palm Beach) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 98-XX be immediately certified
to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 98-XX was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
By Mr. Steed of Osceola-
House Bill No. 99-XX:
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 a portion of Section
17 of Chapter 8989 of the Laws of Florida of 1921, entitled
"An Act to provide for the assessment and collection of taxes,
including license taxes, for the Town of Kissimmee City, Os-
ceola County, Florida, and for the collection of the back taxes
and tax certificates of such city, and for the validation and
construction of all assessments, for the years 1910, 1911, 1912,
1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, and 1920.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Blount of Duval and Elliott of Lafayette-
House Bill No. 100-XX:
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 1500, 1501,
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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 com-
pensation of newspapers and payment therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Walker of Wakulla-
House Bill No. 101-XX:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Repriesentati\es.
A bill to be entitled An Act to designate the dividing line
between fresh and salt water in certain streams in the State
of Florida, for the purpose of fishing and to repeal certain
existing laws and statutes.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Messrs. J. E. Larson, Clay Co., Walter Kehoe, Dade Co.,
J. H. Coffee, DeSoto Co., W. D. Finlayson, Dixie Co., John E.
Mathews, Duval Co., W. M. Madison, Duval Co., Ernest E.
Mason, Escambia Co., E. F. Warner, Flagler, Co., A. D. Whit-
man, Hardee Co., Isom Beasley, Hernando Co., J. M. Lee,
Highlands Co., Charles A. Mitchell, Indian Rixer Co., C. N.
Home, Jackson Co., R. K. Elliott, Lafayette Co.,: F. Irving
Holmes, Lee Co., Orion C. Parker, Leon Co., Cade E. Shackel-
ford, Leon Co., W. S. Yearty, Levy Co., R. C. Home, Madison
Co., Carl W. Burnett, Madison Co., E. E. Strickland, Marion
Co., Davis Moon, Marion Co., Elvin A. Bass, Palm Beach Co.,
T. C. Douglas, Putnam Co., L. P. Hagan, Seminole Co., Geo.
W. McRory, Seminole Co., Peter Kendrick, St. Johns Co., D. G.
Brock, Washington Co., J. Tom Watson, Hillsborough Co.-
House Bill No. 102-XX:
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 qualifications of those qualified to hold positions
of employment in Florida, the salary of which comes wholly
or in part from State funds.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Lewis of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 103-XX:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vite of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the payment of de-
linquent taxes and assessments levied or imposed by counties,
municipalities, cities, towns, drainage districts, bridge dis-
tricts, road and bridge districts, special tax school districts
and/or other political subdivisions, with bonds and coupons
issued by said counties, municipalities, cities, towns, drainage
districts, bridge districts, road and bridge districts, special tax
school districts, and/or other political subdivisions.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Messrs. Elliott, Rowe, Lea, Beasley, of Lafayette, Mana-
tee, and Hernando-
House Bill No. 104-XX:
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 prohibiting state employees from
obtaining leave of absence from one department or office of
the State Government to work temporarily in any other posi-
tion for the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Messrs. Rowe and Lea of Manatee-
House Bill No. 105-XX:
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 compensa-
tion to be charged by justices of the peace.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Coffee of DeSoto-
House Bill No. 106-XX:
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 the
current taxes on real estate and to the redemption of tax
certificates outstanding against real estate in the State of
Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred o
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By Mr. Holmes of Lee-
House Bill No. 107-XX:
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 F. B. Tippins,
individually, an as sheriff of Lee County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Walker of Wakulla-
House Bill No. 108-XX:
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 757 of the Re-
vised General Statutes of Florida 1920, the same being Sec-
tion 970 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida of 1927 as
amended by Section 4 of Chapter 14572 Laws of Florida Acts
of 1929; relating to the requirement that a copy of the ad-
vertisement of tax sale be filed with a clerk of the circuit
court; collector's fees; time of sale; form of notice.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Mathews of Duval and Caldwell of Santa Rosa-
House Bill No. 109-XX:
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 prohibiting and making unlaw-
ful the employment or the appointment of any member of
the Legislature of the State of Florida to any position com-
ing under the jurisdiction of any officer, board, bureau or
commission of the State of Florida, which position carries
with it directly or indirectly any compensation whatsoever
during the term of office for which such member of the Leg-
islature was elected, and making it unlawful for any such
member of the Legislature to accept any such position; pro-
viding for exemptions to such prohibition; and other matters
relating thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred
to the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Trammell of Calhoun-
House Bill No. 110-XX:
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 amount of tax to be
paid by persons receiving appointment as Notary Public in the
State of Florida before the issuance of commission by the Sec-
retary of State.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Mathews of Duval-
House Bill No. 111-XX:
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 House Bill known
as No. 65-X, passed at the first extraordinary session of the
Legislature of the State of Florida, 1931, relating to taxation;
levying and imposing an excise tax on gasoline and other like
products of petroleum; providing for contingencies in the
event such law should be declared unconstitutional as a whole
and other matters in relation thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Holmes of Lee-
House Bill No. 112-XX:
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 F. B. Tippins,
individually and as sheriff of Lee County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.

By Mr. Keen of Sarasota-
House Bill No. 113-XX:
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 hov they
should be exercised; fixing the compensation of its members;
regulating and prescribing the duties of other officials of the
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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.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 114-XX:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Represent /ives.
A bill to be entitled An Act designating the Attorney Gen-
eral of the State of Florida as attorney and counsel for the
Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of the
State of Florida and requiring the Attorney General of this
State to serve as and discharge the duties of attorney and
counsel for the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund of the State of Florida; authorizing the appoint-
ment or employment by the Attorney General of one assist-
ant in addition to those already appointed or employed and
providing for the duties and compensation of said additional
assistant.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
By Mr. Roberts of Union-
House Bill No. 115-XX:
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 City of Lake
Butler, in Union County, Florida, to accept in payment for
taxes of said city, bonds of said city, or interest coupons on
said bonds.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Roberts of Union-
House Bill No. 116-XX:
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 City of Lake
Butler, in Union County, Florida, to accept in payment for and
in redemption of tax sale certificates of said city, owned and
held by said city, matured bonds of said city, and interest
coupons from any of the bonds of said city.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr Roberts of Union-
House Bill No. 117-XX:
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 Lake Butler, in Union County, Florida, to accept
municipal or other bonds in exchange for money of said city
on deposit in the Lake Butler Bank, and ratifying and legal-
izing any such exchange or exchanges heretofore made by said
city.
SWhich was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 118-XX:
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 consolidation
of State Banks and Trust Companies with National banks; de-
claring the effect of the consolidation on the property and
property rights of such acts and providing for the succession
of trust powers of the one bank to the other.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Parker of Leon-
House Bill No. 119-XX:
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 11833 General
Laws of 1927 being an Act to amend Section 4 of Chapter
10029, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925, entitled, "An Act to pro-
vide for advertising the resources and possibilities in the State
of Florida through the Bureau of Immigration in the Depart-.
ment of Agriculture.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.















COMMITTEE REPORTS
Mr. Westbrook of Lake, Chairman of the Committee on
Resolutions, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 9, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:.
Your Committee on Resolutions to whom was referred:
House Resolution No. 10-XX:
With reference to requiring the Acting Commissioner of
Motor Vehicles furnish the House with certain information.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same be not adopted.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas--None.
Nays-Messrs. Westbrook, Barrow, Bass, Kendrick, Morton
and Douglas.
Absent-Mr. Horne of Madison.
Very respectfully,
GEO. F. WESTBROOK,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Resolution No. 10-XX, contained in above report,
was laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. Westbrook of Lake, Chairman of the Committee on
Resolutions, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 9, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Resolutions to whom was referred:
House Resolution No. 11-XX:
Relating to the biennial appropriation bill.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same be not adopted.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Mr. Morton.
Nays-Messrs. Westbrook, Barrow, Bass, Kendrick, and
Douglas.
Absent-Mr. Home of Madison.
Very respectfully,
GEO. F. WESTBROOK,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Resolution No. 11-XX, contained in above report,
was laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. Westbrook of Lake, Chairman of the Committee on
Resolutions, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 9, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Resolutions, to whom was referred:
House Resolution No. 12-XX:
With reference to a General Sales Tax.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same be not adopted.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Messrs. Westbrook, Barrow, Bass, Kendrick, Morton,
and Douglas.
Absent-Mr. Home of Madison.
Very respectfully,
GEO. F. WESTBROOK,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Resolution No. 12-XX, contained in above report,
was laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. Westbrook, of Lake, Chairman of the Committee on
Resolutions, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 9, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Resolutions, to whom was referred:



House Resolution No. 14-XX:
With reference to bills relating to economy and reduction
of expenses of the State and County Governments.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same be not adopted.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Messrs. Westbrook, Barrow, Bass, Kendrick, Morton,
and Douglas.
Absent-Mr. Horne of Madison.
Very respectfully,
GEO. F. WESTBROOK,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Resolution No. 14-XX contained in above report,
was laid on the table under the rules.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ENGROSSED BILLS
Mr. Strom, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills,
submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 9th, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was referred,
after second reading:
House Bill No. 78-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to reduce the salaries and
expenses of the State Government officers and employees of
the State of Florida in every department and institution.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly
engrossed, and return same herewith.
Very respectfully,
S. H. STROM,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 78-XX, contained in the above report,
was placed on the Calendar of House Bills of a general nature
on Third Reading.
Mr. Caldwell in the Chair.
Mr. Wood moved that the House of Representatives do now
take up the special order calendar.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And-
House Bill No. 42-XX:
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 levy a tax on sales of ciga-
rettes; to provide for the collection of the same; to require
the use of stamps as evidence of payment thereof; to pro-
vide against evasions of the tax; to provide for regulations on
that subject; to provide for the licensing of dealers in said'
articles and for the regulation of their business in aid of the
enforcement of the tax; to provide penalties and punishments;
to provide for the seizure, forfeiture and sale as contraband
goods, of articles held, owned and possessed in violation of
this Act, and for the filing and trial of settlement of claims
respecting the same; to appropriate the funds derived from
the operation of this Act, and regulating the reduction of State
ad valorem millage taxes consistent herewith, and for other
purposes.
Was taken up.
Mr. Wood moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 42-XX be read a second time by its title only.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to waive the
rules, upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Barrow, Beasley, Blood-
worth, Blount, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Chapman, Chappell,
Coffee, Collier, Davis, Douglas, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff,
Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jackson), Horne (Madison),
Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Lewis (Palm Beach),
Lindler, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion),
McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Parker, Peeples, Poppell, Prine,
Roberts, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Steed, Stew-
art, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Cal-
houn), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Wentworth, West-
brook, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-66.
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Black, Bledsoe, Booth, Caldwell, Dann,
Lea (Manatee), Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval),
Robineau, Strickland, Watson, Wester-15.
The motion to waive the rules was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote.
And House Bill No. 42-XX was read the second time by its
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Mr. Lewis of Gulf offered the following amendment to House
Bill .No. 42-XX:
In Section 2, strike out the first three lines, and insert in
lieu thereof the following:
"A tax of five cents for each package of cigarettes of which
the retail sale price is twenty-five cents or less per package,
and a tax of ten cents for each package of cigarettes of which
the retail sale price exceeds the sum of twenty-five cents per
package shall be imposed, levied and laid upon each and every
dealer in cigarettes."
Mr. Lewis (Gulf) moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Wood moved that the amendment be laid on the table.
Which was not agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion to adopt the amend-
ment.
Which was agreed to.
The amendment was adopted.
Mr. Mathews of Duval offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 42-XX:
Strike out the enacting clause.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved the adoption of the amend-
ment.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to adopt the
amendment, upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Albury, Bass, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth,
Booth, Brock, Brown, Burnett, Caldweli, Dann, Holmes, Horne
(Madison), Lee (Highlands), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lowe, Mad-
ison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Peeples, Prine, Robineau,
Strickland, Strom, Taylor, Tomasello, Walker, Watson, Wester,
West-30.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Barrow,
Beasley, Blount, Bullard, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Collier,
Davis, Douglas. Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Ha-
gan, Harrell, Horne (Jackson), Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Kendrick,
Kennedy, Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lindler, Mattheus (Gil-
christ), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), McKenzie, Nordman,
Parker, Poppell, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelfora, Sledge,
Steed, Teague, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun),
Wainwright, Ward, Warner, Wentworth, Westbrook, Whitman,
Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-55.
The motion to adopt the amendment was not agreed to.
The amendment was not adopted.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote Yes to strike the enacting clause of the Cigarette Bill
No. 42-XX because I am in favor of a general luxury tax and
also a tax upon cigars and that is not included in this bill,
which in my opinion makes blood of one and flesh of another.
R. L. BLACK.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
Mr. Frank Webb,
Chief Clerk.
I vote against the cigarette tax bill Lecause I believe its
enactment will take far more money from the merchants of
Florida by ten times over than it will ever yield in revenue
to the State. HERMAN DANN.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote aye because I pledged myself against any form of a
sales tax in my campaign and further because I do not think
such a tax is necessary at this time.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote yes on the amendment to strike out the enacting
clause of the Cigarette Tax Bill because such an amendment
will kill the bill. The bill should be killed for the following
reasons:
First: The people of the State are unalterably opposed to
It as evidenced by letters and telegrams.
Second: The first step to any program to relieve the over
burdened taxpayer should be the practice of economy. There
has been no effort on the part of the Legislature to adopt any
measure for economy.
Third: Every time a bill is introduced to reduce expenses,
to consolidate or abolish offices, bureaus, boards or commis-
sions, due to the lobby of officials and employees, it is impos-
sible to enact such Legislation.



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Fourth: It is an entering wedge to a general sales tax which
is the most vicious and obnoxious legislation to the people. The
next step will be to tax soda-water, ice cream, shoes;. clothes,
kerosene, grits and bacon.
Fifth: Sufficient money has already been raised, irt property
applied, to meet all necessities of the State Governinent and
provide for the schools.
Sixth: Any additional taxes and special sales tax should
not be imposed upon an over-burdened tax paying publiL sim-
ply to give officials more money to spend.
JOHN- E. MATHEWS.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
House Bill No. 42-XX
I vote to adopt this. amendment because in Tay opinion the
bill as amended places a tax upon cigarettes which is too high.
I would favor a reasonable tax upon cigarettes for the purpose
of reducing the ad valorem tax.
ELVIN A. BASS,
Palm Beach County.
EXPLANATION OF MY VOTE
House Bill No. 42-XX
I pledged myself against a sales tax in the beginning of
this session. Also to my people. I look upon this bill as the
entering wedge to a general sales tax remembering also that
there is great deal of the tobacco manufactured into cigarettes
grown by the farmers of my county and State, I cannot vote
to tax this product, the manufacturers of cigarettes can easily
withdraw their purchasers from our State, and buy their raw
product from some other State, who has tax free material,
therefore I vote no.
W. W. WESTER,
of Jackson.
Mr. Wood moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 42-XX be placed on third reading and final
passage.
Pending consideration thereof Mr. Albury moved that the
House of Representatives do now adjourn.
Which was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The question recurred on the motion to waive the rules and
place House Bill No. 42-XX on third reading and final pas-
sage.
The roll call being demanded on the motion, upon call of
the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Barrow,
Bass, Beasley, Blount, Bullard, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee,
Collier, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller,
Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Horne (Jackson), Horne (Madison),
Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lea (Mana-
tee), Lindler, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Ma-
rion), McKenzie, Nordman, Parker, Peeples, Poppell, Rowe,
Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Steed, Stewart, Strickland,
Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell
(Calhoun), Wainwright, Ward, Warner, Wentworth, West-
brook, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-62.
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth,
Brock, Brown, Burnett, Caldwell, Dann, Holmes, Lee (High-
lands), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews
(Duval), Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Strom, Walker, Watson,
Wester, West-25.
The motion to waive the rules and place House Bill No.
42-XX on its third reading and final passage was agreed to by
a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 42-XX was ordered placed on the Cal-
endar of House Bills of a general nature on third reading, on
the Special Order Calendar.
Mr. Chappell moved that when the House of Representa-
tives do adjourn that the adjournment be until 10 o'clock A. M.
Friday, July 10th.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The hour of 6 o'clock P. M. having arrived the House of
Representatives stood adjourned until 10 o'clock A. M. Friday,
July 10th.












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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

FRIDAY, JULY 10, 1931
The House of Representatives was called to order by the (Palm Beach), Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mitchell,
Speaker at 10:00 o'clock A. M. Morton, Page, Parker, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Sledge,
The roll was called and the following members answered to Strickland, Taylor, Walker, Ward, Watson, Wester, West,
their names: Wood, Zim-45.
Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Bar- Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Barrow, Chapman, Chap-
row, Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth. pell, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Holmes, Kanner, Keen, Ken-
Blount, Brock, Brown. Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, drick, Kennedy, Lee (Highlands), Lindler, Lowe, Mattheus
Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, El- (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), McKenzie, Nord-
liott, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne man, Peeples, Poppell, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Steed,
(Jackson), Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Stewart, Strom, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard),
Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Warner, Wentworth, West-
Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews brook, Whitman, Wicker, Yearty-40.
(Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon The motion to adopt the Resolution was agreed to.
(Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, The Resolution was adopted.
Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone, House Resolution No. 8-XX:
Strom, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), BE IT RESOLVED:
Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, That the Governor of the State of Florida, the Comptroller.
Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Treasurer, Secretary of Agriculture, Superintendent of Public
Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-94. Instruction, Secretary of State, State Forester, Shell Fish
A quorum present. Commissioner, State Game and Fresh Water Fish Commis-
Prayer by the Chaplain. sioner, Attorney General, each of the Railroad Commissioners,
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with. State Geologist, State Chemist, State Marketing Bureau Com-
The Journal of the House of Representatives for Thursday, missioners, State Auditor, State Hotel Commissioner, Acting
July 9th, was corrected, and as corrected was approved. Motor Vehicle License Commissioner, Chairman of the State
Road Department, and each member of said Board, be.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) requested that House Resolutions and they are hereby, required within three days to submit to
Numbers 11-XX, 12-XX and 14-XX, each of which was re- this Assembly a complete and accurate list of each and every
ported unfavorably by the Committee on Resolutions be placed employee of their respective departments, with names and ad-
on the Calendar, under the rules, dresses, and showing opposite each employee's name the na-
ture of his or her employment, the amount paid such employee
Mr. Watson requested that House Resolution No. 4-XX, re- each month as salary and the amount of money any such em-
ported unfavorably by the Committee on Resolutions, be placed ployee drew as traveling expense each month during the length
on the Calendar. of time such employee has been in the employment of such
department subsequent to June 1, 1929.
Messrs. Dann and Morton requested that House Resolution Reported unfavorably by the Committee on Resolutions and
No. 10-XX, reported unfavorably by the Committee on Reso- placed on the Calendar by request.
lutions, be placed on the Calendar. Was taken up and read a second time for information of the
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS House.
SMr. Westbrook, Chairman of the Committee on Resolutions,
House Resolution No. 7-XX: moved that further consideration of House Resolution No.
BE IT RESOLVED: 8-XX be indefinitely postponed.
That the Governor of the State of Florida, the Comptroller, The question recurred on the adoption of the Resolution.
"Treasurer, Secretary of Agriculture. Superintendent of Public The roll call being demanded on the adoption of the Reso
Instruction, Secretary of State, State Forester, Shell Fish The c bi on dotio the eso-
Commissioner, State Game and Fresh Water Fish Commis- lution, upon call of the roll the vote was:
sioner. Attorney General, each of the Railroad Commissioners Yeas-Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Beasley, Black, Bloodworth,
State Geologist, State Chemist, State Marketing Bureau Com- Booth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Cof-
missioners, State Auditor, State Hotel Commissioner. Acting fee, Dann, Davis, Finlayson, Goff, Harrell. Horne (Jackson),
Motor Vehicle License Commissioner, Chairman of the State Home (Madison), Kelly, Lewis (Palm Beach), Mason,
Road Department, and each member of said Board, be, and Mathews (Duval), Mitchell, Morton, McKenzie, Page, Prine,
they are hereby, required within three days to make and Roberts, Robineau, Sledge, Strickland, Strom, Taylor, Walker,
submit a written report to this Assembly setting forth the Ward, Watson, Wester, West, Zim-41.
name and address of each and every relative, whether by Nays-Mr. Speaker; Anderson, Barrow, Bass, Chapman,
"blood or marriage, of theirs who holds any position, lucrative Chappell, Collier, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Fuller, Hagan,
or otherwise, with the State of Florida, or any department Holmes, Kanner, Keen, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lee (High-
thereof, since June 1, 1929. stating the relationship existing lands), Lea (Manatee), Lindler, Lowe, Mattheus (Gilchrist),
"the department of State Government in which said relative Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), McRory, Nordman, Parker,
might be employed, the length of time said relative has been Peeples, Poppell, Rowe, Rogers, Shackelford, Steed, Stewart,
employed, and the amount of salary per month of such rela- Stone, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell
"tive. (Calhoun), Wainwright, Warner, Westbrook, Whitman, Wicker,
Reported unfavorably by the Committee on Resolutions and Wood, Yearty-48.
placed on the Calendar by request. The motion to adopt the resolution was not agreed to.
Was taken up and read a second time for information of the The resolution was not adopted.
House..
Mr. Westbrook, Chairman of Committee Resolutions, moved EXPLANATION OF VOTE
that further consideration of House Resolution No. 7-XX be
indefinitely postponed. I vote against resolution 8-XX because it serves no useful
The question recurred on the adoption of the Resolution. purpose but causes delay which is expensive to taxpayers of
The roll call being demanded on the adoption of the Reso- this state. The legislature now in second extraordinary session
lution, upon call of the roll the vote was: has before it important legislation which should be considered
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Beasley, Black, Blood- and disposed of.
worth, Booth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Cald- The resolution if adopted has no legal effect.
well, Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, I also voted against resolution 7-XX for above reasons
Home (Jackson), Home (Madison), Lea (Manatee), Lewis A. 0. KANNER.
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By Mr. Mathews of Duval-
House Resolution No. 15-XX:
A Resolution Concerning the State Road Department of the
State of Florida, providing for an investigation by the House
of Representatives acting as a Committee of the whole.
WHEREAS, It is currently reported that the State Road
Department, after having received competitive bids, pur-
chased a number of Ford trucks, paying approximately $100.00
more.than the low bid for such trucks; and
WHEREAS; It is further currently reported that a member
or members of the Legislature of the State of Florida directly
or indirectly interested in the sale of the said trucks, and of
Ihe firm, association or corporation selling the said trucks; and
WHEREAS, It is further reported that during the last year
purchase or exchange of mules and other property, materials
or supplies by the State Road Department has been had with
other members of the Legislature; and
WHEREAS. It-is also currently reported that the State Road
Department has established a policy of using Macasphalt.
which is a patented product, in preference to the standard
sheet asphalt which is a superior material: and
WHEREAS, It is further currently reported that there now
exists a monopoly in this State with reference to sand sold
to or used by the State Road Department, ,and that the firm
owning or controlling such monopoly in sand has as a mem-
ber a relative of a member of the State Road Department; and
WHEREAS, It is not conducive to good government for the
State Road Department or any other department of the State
government to purchase supplies, materials, property or equip-
ment from members of the Legislature, or to pay prices for
materials or equipment higher than the lowest bid, or to use
in its road building program a patented or monopolized pro-
duct, or to purchase supplies, materials or equipment from
firms or associations where close relatives of members of the
Department are interested; and
WHEREAS, It is to the best interests of the State and the
taxpayers, and will be in the interest of economy and good
government, for these matters to be thoroughly investigated,
now, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA'
Section 1. That Chairman Robert W. Bentley of the State
Road Department be and he is hereby directed to be and ap-
pear before the House of Repreeenttiithe. sitting as a commit-
tee of the whole, at three o'clock P. N Monday. July 13th,
1931, for the purpose of anivserinh all questions concerning the
matters set forth in this Resolution, and that he bring with
him all records or bids of the State Road Department bearing
:upon any or all of the above mentioned matters, and that he
particularly bring with him:
(a) All bids and a tabulation of all bids received for auto-
mobiles and trucks or other automotive equipment during the
last twelve months, and the record of the award made or action
taken upon the same.
b A record of all sand purchased by the Department
v ithit the la-r twelve months, from whom purchased. and
the prices paid.
(c) A record of all purchases, sales or exchanges of mules
made during the last twelve months, and the persons, firm
or corporation with whom the purchase, sale or exchange was
made, and the prices paid or received.
(d) The bids and the tabulation of bids showing the dif-
ference in the prices of sheet asphalt and Macasphalt, show-
ing the awards made from Macasphalt, and also further in-
formation as to what persons, firm or corporation controls
or owns the patented product known as Macasphalt in the
State of Florida.
Which was read.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the rules be waived and
that House Resolution No. 15-XX be now considered.
Which was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Rowe moved that the vote by which the rules were not
waived be now reconsidered.
Which was agreed to.
The vote was duly reconsidered.
Mr. Mathews moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Mr. Elliott of LaFayette offered the following amendment
to House Resolution No. 15-XX:
In Section 1, line 4, strike out the words: at three o'clock
P. M., Monday, July 13th, 1931, and insert in lieu thereof the
following: .3 o'clock, Friday, July 10, 1931.
Mr. Elliott moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Horne of Madison offered the following substitute
amendment:



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In Section 1, line 4, strike out the words: at three o'clock
P. M. Monday, July 13th, 1931, and insert in lieu thereof the
following: At earliest possible convenience to Chairman of
the Road Department.
Mr. Horne (Madison) moved the adoption of the substitute
amendment.
Mr. Elliott moved that the substitute amendment be laid on
the table.
Which was agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion to adopt the amend-
ment.
Pending consideration thereof.
Mr. McRory of Seminole offered the following substitute
amendment to House Resolution No. 15-XX:
Strike out all after the Resolving clause, and insert in lieu
thereof the following: That the House resolve itself into a
committee of the whole at 11:40 A. M., Friday, July 10, for
the purpose of investigating the charges stated by Mr. Mathews
regarding the State Road Department.
Mr. McRory moved the adoption of the substitute amend-
ment.
The substitute 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.
Mr. Kelly moved that the House of Representatives take a
recess until 11:40 o'clock A. M. today.
Which was agreed to.
The House of Representatives was called to order by the
Speaker at 11:40 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, Horne (Jackson),
Horne (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick,
Kennedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis
(Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison. Mason, Mathews (Du-
val), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Par-
ker, Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers,
Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland,
Stone, Strom, 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.
At 12:08 o'clock P. M. the Committee of the Whole arose.
In accordance with House Resolution No. 15-XX, as amend-
ed, the House of Representatives was resolved into the Com-
mittee of the Whole House.
The Speaker' appointed Mr. Kelly of Pinellas chairman of
the Committee of the Whole.
The House of Representatives was called to order at 12:08
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, Horne (Jackson).
Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe. Kelly. Kendrick, Ken-
nedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea. iManatee'. Lewis (Palm
Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason. Mathevs (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, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Tram-
mell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson,
Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker,
Wood, Yearty, Zim-94.
A quorum present.
Mr. Rowe moved that the House of Representatives con-
demn the practice of introducing Resolutions reflecting on any
member of the Legislature directly or indirectly, based on
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The roll call being demanded on the motion, upon call of
the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Barrow, Bass, Beasley,
Bullard, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Durrance, Elliott,
Finlayson, Fuller, Kanner, Keen, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson,
Lea (Manatee), Lindler, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon
(Citrus), Moon (Marion), McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Pee-
ples, Poppell, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Steed, Stewart, Stone,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Ward, Warner, Wentworth,
Westbrook, Wicker, Yearty-44.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Black, Bloodworth,
Booth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Burnett, Caldwell, Dann, Davis,
Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Horne (Jackson), Horne (Madison),
Kelly, Lee (Highlands), Lewis (Palm Beach), Madison, Mason,
Mathews (Duval), Morton. Page, Parker, Prine, Roberts,
Robineau, Shackelford, Strickland, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Wainwright, Walker, Watson, Wester, West, Whitman, Wood,
Zim-42.
The motion was agreed to.
Mr. Parker moved that a committee of three members of
the House of Representatives be appointed to investigate the
matters referred to in House Resolution No. 15-XX.
Pending consideration thereof the hour of one o'clock P. M.
having arrived, the point of order was called, which was sus-
tained, and the House of Representatives adjourned until
three o'clock this afternoon.

AFTERNOON SESSION
The House of Representatives was called to order at three
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, 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'. Hore (Madi-
son), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelli. Kendrick, Kennedv, Larson,
Lee (Highlands'. Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler,
Lowe. Madion. Mason, Mathei. (Duval), Mattheus (Gil-
christ'. Mitchell, Moon 'Citrtii., Moon (Marion), Morton,
McKenzie, McRor'. Noridm in. Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, RobiuJcau, 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-93.
A quorum present.
CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Motion by Mr. Parker that a committee of three members
of the House of Representatives be appointed by the Speaker
to investigate the matters contained in House Resolution No.
15-XX with Mr. Lee on the floor at the time the House ad-
journed at one o'clock today, was resumed.
Pending consideration of the motion Mr. Horne (Madison),
moved as a substitute that a committee of five be appointed
to investigate the rumors referred to in House Resolution No.
15-XX.
The roll call being demanded on the substitute motion upon
call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews,
Bass, Beasley, Black, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock, Brown,
Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Collier,
Dann,'Davis, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes,
Horne (Jackson), Horne (Madison), Kanner, Kelly, Kendrick,
Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lindler, Lowe, Madi-
son, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist),
Mitchell, Moon (Marion), Morton, Nordman, Page,
Parker, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Steed,
Strickland, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Walker, Ward, Warner, Wat-
son, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wood,
Yearty, Zim-69.
Nays-Messrs. Elliott, Larson, Moon (Citrus), McKenzie,
McRory, Peeples, Poppell, Trammell (Calhoun), Wicker-9.
The substitute motion was agreed to.
The Speaker announced that under provisions of the fore-
going motion that he would appoint Mr. Parker, Chairman;
and Messrs. Mathews (Duval), Larson, Harrell and Lewis
(Palm Beach) to serve on said committee.



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EXPLANATION
I vote "No" on the substitute motion by Mr. Horne of Madi-
son, for the very good reason that the House of Representa-
tives wasted more time in useless investigations that have re-
sulted in no good to any one except some few who are seeking
revenge at the expense of the taxpayers of Florida.
GEO. W. McRORY.
Mr. Whitman moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort Jno. S. Williams to the Rostrum.
Which was, agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Whitman, Harrell
and Kanner who escorted Mr. Williams to the chair.
Mr. Rowe raised the point of order which was sustained by
the Chair that the majority vote was only required to adopt
motion made by him at the morning session instead of a two-
thirds vote as had been previously ruled.
The motion was declared adopted by the majority vote indi-
cated by the roll call on same.
Mr. Wood moved that the rules be waived and that the
House of Representatives do now take up and consider House
Bills of a general nature on third reading.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to waive the
rules, upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs.; Anderson, Andrews, Barrow,
Bass, Beasley, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Bullard, Burnett,
Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Davis, Durrance, Elliott,
Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell. Holmes, Horne (Jack-
son), Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson,,Lee
(Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis- (Palm Beach), Lindler,
Lowe, Madison, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus),
Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Par-
ker, Peeples, Poppell, Roberts, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Tomasello, Trammell
(Calhoun), Walker, Ward, Warner, Wentworth, Westbrook,
Wester, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty. Zim-71.
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Black, Brock, Cald'well. Dann, Horne
(Madison), Mason, Mathews (Duval), Pa2e, Priie, Robineau,
Watson, West-13.
The motion to waive the rules was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote.
And-
House Bill No. 42-XX:
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 levy a tax on sales of cigar-
ettes; to provide for the collection of the same; to require
the use of stamps as evidence of payment thereof; to provide
against evasions of the tax; to provide for regulations on that
subject; to provide for the licensing of dealers in said articles
and for the regulation of their business in aid of 'he enforce-
ment of the tax; to provide penalties and punishments; to
provide, for the seizure, forfeiture and sale as contraband goods,
of articles held, owned and possessed in violation of this Act,
and for the filing and trial of settlement of claims respecting
the same; to appropriate the funds derived from the opera-
tion of this Act, and regulating the reduction of State ad
valorem millage taxes consistent herewith, and for other pur-
poses.
Was taken up.
Mr. Wood moved that consideration of House Bill No. 42-XX
be temporarily passed.
Which was agreed to.
House Bill No. 78-XX:
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 reduce the salaries and ex-
penses of the State Government, officers and employees of the
State of Florida in every department anC institution.
Was taken up.
Mr. Horne (Madison) moved that further consideration of
House Bill No. 78-XX be indefinitely postponed.
Mr. Andrews moved that the motion be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
The motion to indefinitely postpone was laid on the table.
And House Bill No. 78-XX was read the 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,
Bloodworth, Booth, Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell,
Chapman, Dann, Davis, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller,
Goff, Hagan, Home (Jackson), Keen, Kelly, Kendrick, Lea
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(Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), McKenzie, Mc-
Rory, Peeples, Poppell, Roberts, Rowe, Sapp, Stewart, Strick-
land, Stone, Strom, Tomasello, Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Ward, Warner, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, Whit-
man, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-56.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Black, Blount, Chappell,
Coffee, Collier, Harrell, Holmes, Home (Madison), Kanner,
Larson, Lee (Highlands), Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval),
Mitchell, Morton, Page, Parker, Prine,' Robineau, Rogers,
Shackelford, Steed, Taylor, Walker, Watson-27.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Andrews moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 78-XX be immediately certified to the
Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 78-XX was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote No because the time to make intelligent reductions,
which I favor, is when the appropriations bill is being con-
sidered. JOHN E. MATHEWS.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
We vote NO because we think that the matter of reduction
of salaries should be considered by the appropriations com-
mittee and there considered carefully. We are in favor of a
reduction of salaries on a reasonable basis, taking into con-
sideration the salary now received, the nature of the employ-
ment and the training required of the incumbent of the of-
fice. We do not think that we should make omnibus slashes
on a percentage without reference to the above questions.
ERNEST E. MASON,
HARVEY E. PAGE.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
House Bill No. 78-XX
I vote "no" for the reason a 25% cut in salary is too much
to apply to the most important departments of government.
DWIGHT L. ROGERS.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF PAIR
I am paired with W. A. West. If he were present he would
vote "Aye", I vote "No".
F. B. NORDMAN, Jr.
The Order of Business recurred on consideration of

House Bill No. 42-XX:
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 levy a tax on sales of ciga-
rettes; to provide for the collection of the same; to require
the use of stamps as evidence of payment thereof; to provide
against evasions of the tax; to provide for regulations on that
subject; to provide for the licensing of dealers in said articles
and for the regulation of their business in aid of the enforce-
ment of the tax; to provide penalties and punishments; to
provide for the seizure, forfeiture and sale as contraband goods
of articles held, owned and possessed in violation of this Act,
and for the filing and trial of settlement of claims respecting
the same; to appropriate the funds derived from the opera-
tion of this Act, and regulating the reduction of State ad va-
lorem millage taxes consistent herewith, and for other pur-
poses.
As amended, which was taken up and read the third time
in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, as amend-
ed, the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Barrow,
Beasley, Blount, Bullard, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Davis,
Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Kanner, Ken-
drick, Kennedy, Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach),
Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion),
Morton, McKenzie, Nordman, Poppell, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford, Steed, Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Ward,
Warner, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim
-45.
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Bass, Black, Bloodworth, Booth,
Brock, Brown, Burnett, Caldwell, Collier, Durrance, Holmes,
Horne (Jackson), Horne (Madison), Keen, Kelly, Lee (High-
lands), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mc-
Rory, Page, Parker, Peeples, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Stew-



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art, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Tomasello, Walker, Wat-
son, Wester, Whitman-39.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered referred to the Committee on
Engrossed Bills.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF PAIR
Hon. Frank Webb,
Chief Clerk-
On House Bill No. 42-XX I am paired with Representative
,Teague of Franklin.
If here were here he would vote "Aye"-I would vote "Nay."
HERMAN DANN.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF PAIR
7-10-31.
Mr. Speaker-
On House Bill No. 42-XX I am paired with Mr. Bledsoe of
Hillsborough.
If he were here he would vote "No"-I vote "Aye."
L. W. SLEDGE.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I am voting "No" on Cigarette Tax Bill No. 42-XX because
the bill does not include all manufactured tobacco and cigars.
Will support and vote for a general Luxury Tax Bill.
R. L. BLACK.
July 10, 1931.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote "No" on House Bill No. 42-XX. I am pledged against
the sales tax and I look upon this bill as an entering wedge
to a general sales tax, and there has been no attempts or ef-
forts to pass the appropriation bill with substantial reduc-
tion in salaries and other expense, and no attempt has been
made to curtail the highway department in road building, and
until these measures are passed upon I will not vote for any
measure that will add an additional tax upon the public.
J. O. BLOODWORTH.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
Mr. Speaker:
I vote "No" on this bill because it just singles out cigarettes,
and leaves out cigars, tobacco and other tobacco products.
Respectfully,
ROBT. R. BROWN.
Representative Suwannee County.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote nay on the Cigarette Tax Bill for the following rea-
sons:
First: The imposition of an additional tax at this time is
not necessary in order to provide for the needs of the State
Government.
Second: Sufficient money has already been raised if the
same was properly applied to entirely care for the necessities
of the State Government and provide for the schools.
Third: It is much more important to the people and tax
payers of the State that $2,300,000.00 or revenue already
raised be transferred from the State Road Department to the
General Revenue Fund of the State than it is to impose any
additional taxes.
Fourth: The proposed tax on cigarettes is a form of sales
tax and is the entering wedge for a general sales tax.
Fifth: New taxes should not be imposed except for actual
necessities and should never be imposed simply for the purpose
of giving officials more money to spend.
Sixth: The people of the State are crying and demanding
economy in government more than the imposition of new
taxes. They are demanding the abolition or consolidation of
various Boards, Bureaus and Commissions; they are demanding
a reduction of salaries of officials and employees to a, basis
in line with that paid by private business; they are demanding
a curtailment of the road. building program at this time, so
that the money saved may be reflected in tax reduction.
The proposed bill is not in line with economy but will simply
provide new and additional revenue for officials to spend.
JOHN E. MATHEWS.












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EXPLANATION OF VOTE
House Bill No. 42-XX:
I vote no because I am opposed to sales tax of any kind or
nature.
D. G. BROCK.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
House Bill No. 42-XX:
I vote "no" on this bill because as amended, it in my opinion
levies an unreasonable tax on cigarettes. I would approve a
reasonable tax upon this commodity, such as is imposed by
other states, for the purpose of reducing the state ad valorem
tax.
ELVIN A. BASS.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE ON HOUSE BILL NO. 42-XX
We vote "aye" because additional revenue for the actual
needs of the State seem to be required. We favor a road
building holiday, the abolition of useless offices, boards, and
bureaus, and slicing overhead expense to the marrow of the
bone and since these appear not enough and impossible to
secure under present circumstances we are forced' to consider
additional sources of revenue. We would rather tax cigarettes
than kerosene or the consumers of electricity. We favor real
estate relief even though it occasion a sacrifice to other less
important commodities.
G. O. LEA,
A. B. ROWE.
Mr. Chappell moved that the vote by which House Bill No.
42-XX passed, be now reconsidered.
Mr. Wood moved that the motion be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Home of Madison, moved that when the House of Repre-
sentatives do adjourn that the adjournment be until 10:00
o'clock A. M. Monday, July 13.
Which was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Wood moved that the special order Calendar be now
taken up and considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And-
By Mr. Wood (request of Special Committee) -
House Bill No. 30-XX:
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 on tangible and intangible personal property, and re-
quiring 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.
Reported without recommendation by the Committee on
Fiance and Taxation.
Was taken up.
Mr. Wood moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 30-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 30-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Horne of Madison offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 30-XX:
In Section 19, paragraph 7, strike out the words "one mill"
and insert in lieu thereof the following: "one-tenth of one
mill."
Mr. Horne (Madison) moved the adoption of the amend-
ment.
Mr. Keen moved that the amendment be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
The amendment was not agreed to.
Mr. Kelly moved that when the House of Representatives
do adjourn that the adjournment be until 10 o'clock A. M.,
Saturday, July llth,
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Caldwell in the chair.
The Speaker announced receipt of information of the death
cr Mrs. J. M. Fowler, of Apalachicola, mother-in-law of Hon.
S. E. Teague, member of the House.
Mr. Horne (Madison) moved ihat the Chief Clerk be in-
structed to send a wire of condolence to Mr. Teague.
Which was agreed to.



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And the following wire was ordered sent to Mr. Teague:
July 10th, 1931.
Hon. S. E. Teague,
Apalachicola, Fla.
The House of Representatives upon receiving information
of the death of Mrs. J. M. Fowler requested the Chief Clerk to
send you a wire of condolence and sympathy on the loss of
your relative.
FRANK WEBB,
Chief Clerk.
Mr. Keen moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 30-XX be placed on its third reading and final
passage.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to waive the
rules, upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Bass, Beas-
ley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Bullard,
Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Davis, Elliott, Fuller,
Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy,
Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lowe, Madison,
Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion),
Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Parker, Peeples, Pop-
pell, Prine, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Steed, Strick-
land, Strom, Taylor, Tomasello, Wainwright, Walker, Ward,
Warner, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim
-63.
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Barrow, Booth, Burnett, Dann, Dur-
rance, Finlayson, Holmes, Horne (Jackson), Horne (Madison),
Mason, Mathews (Duval), Page, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe,
Stewart, Wester-18.
The motion to waive the rules and place House Bill No.
30-XX on its third reading and final passage was agreed to
by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 30-XX was read the third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of House Bill No. 30-XX,
the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. 'Anderson, Andrews, Bass, Beasley, Black,
Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Blount, Brock. Brown, Bullard, Chapman,
Chappell, Coffee, Davis, Elliott, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell,
Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Lewis (Palm Beach),
Lowe, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion),
Morton, Nordman, Parker, Poppell, Prine, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford, Sledge, Steed, Strickland, Strom, Taylor, Toma-
sello, Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Ward, Warner, Wat-
son, Westbrook, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-56.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Barrow, Booth, Cald-
well, Collier, Dann, Durrance, Finlayson, Holmes, Horne (Jack-
son), Horne (Madison), Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lindler, Madi-
son, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mitchell, McKenzie, Page,
Peeples, Roberts, Robineau, Stewart, Walker, Wentworth,
Wester-28.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Wood moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 30-XX be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 30-XX was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote no for the reason that the bill imposes more burdens
upon the owner of tangible property and is a mere subterfuge
insofar as intangible is concerned.
M. F. CALDWELL.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote no because:
1. Of the compulsory return of tangible personal property.
2. New revenue is not necessary, if economy was practiced,
and money already raised Should be properly allocated.
JOHN E. MATHEWS.
Mr. Steed moved that the vote by which House Bill No.
30-XX passed be now reconsidered.
Mr. Keen moved that the motion be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:











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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 10, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee: on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred"
House Bill No. 24-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 2124, Revised
Statutes of:Florida, the same being Section 3353 of
the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, the same refer-
ring to definition of hotel, definition of rooming house; license
and guest rooms, as amended by Chapter 13659, Acts of;1929.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Peeples and West.
Nays-Mr. Wester.
Absent-Messrs. Bledsoe and Dann.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP.
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 24-XX. contained in above report, was
on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee, on Miscel-
S :Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee. Fla, July 10, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was

House Bill No. 13-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the classification
counties for the purpose of fixing, and to fix and limit the
salaries of, and allowances to County Commissioners;
provide that any increases or decreases in salary, compen-
and allowances of County Commissioners be ratified
election; to validate salaries, compensation, and allow-
heretofore paid to County Commissioners; and to re-
aws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Peeples and West.
Nays-Mr. Wester.
Absent-Messrs. Bledsoe and Dann.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 13-XX, contained in above report, was
on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 10, 1931.
E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Your Committee, on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was

House Bill No. 69-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the fees of a Justice
the Peace.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Mr. Peeples.
Nays-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester and West.
Absent-Messrs. Bledsoe and Dann.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.



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And House Bill No. 69-XX, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee; Fla., July 10, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 84.XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the assessment,
levy and collection of tax on the taxable property within any
drainage district for the payment of other than funded obli-
gations of such, district, and for the enforcement: thereof.
Offers the following amendment:
"Substitute a comma for a period at end of Section 1, and,
add the following: "incurred prior to June 1, 1931. "
INOTE: After the vote had been taken, as below recorded,
upon motion of Mr. Wester. the Chairman was instructed to
place this bill on the Special Order Calendar'.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass as amended by the Committee.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples and West.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Bledsoe and Dann.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 84-XX, together with amendment, con-
tained in above report, was placed on the Calendar of Bills
on second reading.
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following messagefrom the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, July 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 that the Senate has passed-
House Bill No. 98-XX;
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; to validate, ratify
and confirm the cancellation of storm sewer and boulevard
light assessment liens within said city; to validate, ratify and
confirm all acts and doings of the city commission of said city
in vacating, setting aside and annulling assessment liens levied
for the cost of construction and installation of storm sewers
and/or boulevard lights withinn said city; authorizing.said city
to refund all payments made on account of assessment liens
levied and assessed for or on account of the construction and
installation of storm. sewers and or boulevard lights within
said city; authorizing said city to Issue certificates of Indebt-
edness to refund such payments made on account of such as-
sessment liens; providing the manner in. which such certifi-
cates of indebtedness may be used, and for other purposes.
Very respectfully.
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bill No. 98-XX, contained in the above message,
was referred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.
Mr. Wood moved that the House of Representatives do now
adjourn.
Which was agreed to be a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon at 5:52 o'clock P. M. the House of Representatives
stood adjourned until 10 o'clock A. M., Saturday, July 11th.











EXTRAORDINARY SESSION

JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


SATURDAY, JULY 11, 1931
The House of Representatives was called to order by the son, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Marion),
Speaker at 10:00 o'clock A. M. Morton, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples, Prine, Rob-
The roll was called and the following members answered to erts, Robineau, Rogers, Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom. To-
their names: masello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Walker,
Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Barrow, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, Wester, Whitman; Zim
Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, -57.
Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, The motion to place House Bill No. 21-XX on Special Order
Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Fin- Calendar was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach),
Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Mr. Sapp, Chairman of the Committee on Miscellaneous
Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Legislation, moved that House Bill No. 36-XX be placed on
Liidler, Lowe. Madison. Mason, Mathews (Duval), MattheuS the Special Order Calendar.
(Gilchrist), Mitchell. Moon 'Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, The roll call being demanded on the motion, upon call of
McKenzie, McRory, Nordman. Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell, the roll the vote was:
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews, Barrow, Black, Bled-
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Tay- Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews, Barrow, Black, Bled-
lor, Teague, Tomasello, Trarmell (Brevard), Trammell (Cal- soe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock, Bullard, Burnett, Cald-
houn), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Went- well, Chapman, Coffee, Elliott, Fuller, Hagan, Hore (Jack-
Worth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman. Wicker, Wood, son), Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lewis
w(Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Du-
Yearty, Zim-93. val), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion),
A quorum present. Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Prine, Roberts,
Prayer by the Chaplain. Strickland, Stone, Strom, Wainmright, Walker, Ward. Warner.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with rid Wentworth, Wester. Whitman, Wicker. Wood, Yearty, Zim--54.
The Journal of the House of Representatives for Friday,
July 10th, was corrected, and as corrected was approved. Nays Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Bass, Beasley, Chap-
Jlpell, Collier, Durrance, Finlayson, Harrell, Holmes. Home
Mr. Wood, Chairman of Committee on Finance and Taxa- (Madison), Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Parker. Peeples,
tion, moved that House Bill No. 43-XX be placed on the Poppell, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford. Steed.
ecial Oder Caenda. Stewart, Taylor, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell
SpWhich a s ageed o by a two-thirds vote. (Calhoun), Watson, Westbrook-29.
Swas agreeThe motion to place House Bill No. 36-XX on the Special
Mr. Wood, Chairman of Committee on Finance and Taxa- Order Calendar was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
tion, moved that House Bill No. 20-XX be placed on Special
Order Calendar. Mr. Albury moved that the vote by which House Bill No.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote. 16-XX was placed on Special Order Calendar be now recon-
sidered.
Mr. Wood, Chairman of Committee on Finance and Taxa- s r
tion, moved that House Bill No. 45-XX be placed on the Special Mr. Wood moved that the motion be laid on the table.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to lay the mo-
Order Calendar. tion on the table, upon call of the roll the vote was:
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote. Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Barrow,
Mr. Wood, Chairman of Committee on Finance and Taxa- Bass, Bledsoe, Blount, Bullard, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee,
tion, moved that House Bill No. 16-XX be placed on Special Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Hagan, Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Ken-
Order Calendar. drick, Kennedy, Larson, Lewis (Palm Beach), Lowe, Mattheus
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote. (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), McKenzie, Mc-
Rory, Nordman, Poppell, Prine, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackel-
Mr. Wood, Chairman of Committee on Finance and Taxa- ford, Steed, Strickland, Strom, Tomasello, Trammell (Bre-
tion, moved that House Bill No. 19-XX.be placed on the Special vard), Trammell (Calhouh), Wainwright, Ward, Warner,
Order Calendar. Wentworth, Westbrook, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim
Which was.not agreed to by a two-thirds vote. -51.
Mr. Wood, Chairman of Committee on Finance and Taxa- Nays-Messrs. Albury, Beasley, Black, Bloodworth. Brock,
tion, moved that House Bill No. 26-XXbe placed or the Special Burnett, Caldwell, Collier, Durrance, Harrell, Holmes, Home
2 (Jackson), Home (Madison), Lee (Highlands), Lea (Mana-
Order Calendar. tee), Lindler, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Morton,
Which was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote. Page, Parker. Peeples, Roberts, Robineau, Stewart, Taylor,
Mr. Wood moved that when the House of Representatives Walker, Watson, Wester-30.
do adjourn today; the adjournment be until 10:00 o'clock The motion to lay on the table was agreed to.
Monday morning. July 13.
MWhich oa agreed to by a two-thirds vote. Mr. Moon (Marion) moved that the vote by which House
Bill No. 36-XX was not placed on Special Order Calendar be
Mr. Wood, Chairman of Committee on Finance and Tax- now reconsidered.
ation, moved that House Bill No. 21-XX be placed on the The motion was ruled outt of order on the point of order
Special Order Calendar. that Mr. Moon (Marliion had not voted with the prevail side.
The roll call being demanded on the motion, upon call of Mr. Rowe announced receipt of information of the death
the roll the vote was: of a brother of Mr. Mitchell, member of the House, and moved
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Bullard, Chapman, Chappell, that a telegram of sympathy be sent to Mr. Mitchell in the
Coffee, Collier, Elliott, Keen, Kelly, Kennedy, Lewis (Palm los of his brother.
Beach), Lowe, Moon (Citrus), McKenzie, Poppell, Rowe, Sapp, ih ed to
Shackelford, Steed, Taylor, Wainwright, Westbrook, Wicker, WhichMr. Rowe to draft and transmitagreed to.
Wood-24. And the Speaker appointed Mr. Rowe to draft and transmit
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Barrow, Bass, the message of sympathy.
Beasley, Black, Biedsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock,
Burnett, Caldwell, Durrance, Finlayson, Fuller, Hagan, Harrell, Mr. Sapp moved that House Bill No. 84-XX be placed on
Holmes, Horne (Jackson), Horne (Madison), Kariner, Ken- Special Order Calendar.
drick, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lindler, Madison, Ma- Which was agreed'to by a two-thirds vote.
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INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE
RESOLUTIONS

By Mr. Lee (Highlands)-
House Resolution No. 16-XX:
Resolution fixing the pay of the attaches of the House of
Representatives for the Extraordinary Session of the Florida
Legislature convened July 7th, 1931.
BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives that the
pay of the attaches of said House shall be the same as provided
for in the regular session of 1931.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Treasurer be
authorized and directed to honor requisitions on the basis
fixed by this resolution.
Which was read.
Mr. Lee (Highlands) moved that the rules be waived and
that House Resolution No. 16-XX be now considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The question recurred on consideration of House Resolu-
tion No. 16-XX.
Mr. Lee moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
The Resolution was adopted.
By Messrs. Rogers, Sapp, Wester and Watson-
House Resolution No. 17-XX:
WHEREAS, the seating capacity of the gallery of the House
of Representatives is small and cannot conveniently accom-
modate the public, and
WHEREAS, the public is interested in the proceedings of
the Legislature and are entitled to witness such proceedings
and are entitled to every courtesy that can be conveniently
shown without interfering or interrupting the due proceedings
thereof, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
OF THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE:
That the Speaker of the House, upon written requests of the
members of the House, may extend the courtesy of the floor
of the House outside the railing and for as many only as may
be provided with seats.
No lobbying shall be permitted on the floor of the House.
Which was read and referred to the Committee on Rules.
By Mr. Keen of Sarasota-
House Resolution No. 18-XX:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:

Section 1. That Rule Number Thirty-eight of the Rules of
the House of Representatives of the State of Florida, Regular
Session, 1931, as amended, be and the same is hereby amended
to read as follows:
ORDER OF BUSINESS

Rule 38. The order of each day's business shall be:
1. Roll Call.
2. Prayer by Chaplain.
3. Reading of the Journal upon request of any member.
4. Correction of the Journal.
5. Introduction of memorials, petitions or other papers ad-
dressed to the House of Representatives or the Speaker
thereof.
6. Introduction of Bills by call of counties.
7. Report of Standing Committees.
8. Report of Select Committees.

ORDERS OF THE DAY

1. Select order of the day.
2. Special order calendar.
3. Consideration of messages from the Senate.
4. Consideration of communications from the Governor and
other papers addressed to the House of Representatives
or the Speaker thereof.
5. Consideration of bills and resolutions on their third
reading.
6. Consideration of bills and resolutions on their second
reading.
7. Introduction and consideration of Concurrent and Joint
Resolutions.
8. Introduction and consideration of House Resolutions.
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Mr. Trammell (Calhoun), moved that the vote by which
House Bill No. 36-XX was not placed on Special Order Calen-
dar be now reconsidered.
Mr. Steed moved that the motion to laid on the table.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to lay on the
table.
Upon roll call the vote was.
Yeas-Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Beasley, Chappell, Coffee,
Collier, Durrance, Harrell, Holmes, Home (Madison), Lee
(Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Parker,
Peeples, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Stewart, Tomasello, Trammell
(Brevard), Watson-22.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews, Barrow, Bass, Black,
Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock, Burnett, Caldwell,
Chapman, Dann, Elliott, Fuller, Hagan, Home (Jackson),
Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lowe, Madi-
son, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon
(Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nord-
man, Page, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Steed, Strick-
land, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright,
Walker, Ward, Warner, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, Whit-
man, Wicker, Wood, Zim-57.
The motion to lay on the table the motion to reconsider wa3
not agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion to reconsider the vote
by which House Bill No. 36-XX was not placed on the Special
Order Calendar.
Which motion was "agreed to.
The motion was duly reconsidered. The question recurred
on the motion to place House Bill No. 36-XX on Special Order
Calendar.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to place House
Bill No. 36-XX on Special Order Calendar, upon the call of
the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews, Barrow, Bass, Black,
Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock, Bullard, Burnett,
Caldwell, Chapman, Coffee, Dann, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller,
Hagan, Home (Jackson), Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Kendrick, Ken-
nedy, Larson, Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Du-
val), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion),
Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Prine, Roberts,
Rowe,, Shackelford, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Tram-
mell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Went-
worth, Westbrook, Wester, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty,
Zim-61.
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Beasley, Chappell, Collier,
Durrance, Harrell, Holmes, Home (Madison), Lee (Highlands),
Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Parker, Peeples, Poppell,
Robineau, Rogers, Sapp, Steed, Stewart, Trammell (Brevard),
Watson-22.
The motion to place House Bill No. 36-XX on Special Order
Calendar was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
House Resolution No. 11-XX:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. That it is paramount that the Biennial Appro-
priation Bill should be the first order of business so that the
Legislature may be able to intelligently determine with a de-
gree of certainty and definiteness the amount of money neces-
sary to provide for the necessities of the State Government.
Section 2. That the said Appropriation Bill is of such im-
portance that it is desirable and to the best interest of the
State of Florida that the same be immediately placed upon
the Calendar without reference upon being introduced so that
the same be set as a special and continuing order of business
beginning at eleven o'clock, Friday, July 10th, and the same
remain as a special and continuing order until the same is
disposed of.
Reported unfavorably by the Committee on Resolutions and
placed on the Calendar by request.
Was taken up and read for the second time for information
of the House.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Mathews of Duval offered the following amendment to
House Resolution No. 11-XX:
Strike out the words "eleven o'clock A. M., July 10th," and
insert in lieu thereof the following: "3 o'clock P. M., Monday,
July 13th, 1931."
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved the adoption of the amend-
ment.
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Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Rogers moved that House Resolution No. 11-XX, to-
gether with the amendment, be laid on the table.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to lay the
Resolution and amendment on the table, upon call of the roll
the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Barrow,
Bass, Bullard, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Durrance,
Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Holmes, Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Ken-
drick, Kennedy, Larson, Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe,
Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Mc-
Kenzie, McRory, Nordman, Parker, Peeples, Poppell, Rowe,
Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Taylor, Tom-
asello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright,
Ward, Warner, Westbrook, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty
-52.
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth,
Booth, Blount, Brock, Burnett, Caldwell, Dann, Hagan, Harrell,
Horne (Jackson), Horne (Madison), Lee (Highlands), Lea
(Manatee), Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Morton, Page,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Strickland, Strom, Walker, Watson,
Wester, Zim-36.
The motion to lay on the table was agreed to.
The Resolution and the amendment was laid on the table.
Mr. Moon (Marion) asked to be excused from voting on the
motion to lay on the table.
The request was not granted and Mr. Moon (Marion) was
not excused from voting on the motion.
Mr. Home (Madison) moved that the Chief Clerk be author-
ized and instructed to have the Senate Appropriation Bill
printed upon it being received from the Senate.
Which was not agreed to.
House Resolution No. 12-XX:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. It is the sense of the present membership of the
House of Representatives that irrespective of threats, intimi-
datipns or special trades by interested groups, that no general
sales tax legislation will be considered or passed by the present
House of Representatives.
Section 2. That the merchants and people of the State be
advised that it is unnecessary for them to maintain any lobby
in Tallahassee or to enter into any trade or combination for
the purpose of imposing other taxes upon the people in order
to avoid the imposition of the general sales tax and the mem-
bership of the House condemns any such attempt in trades or
combinations.
Reported unfavorably by the Committee on Resolutions and
placed on the Calendar by request.
Was taken up and read the second time for information of
the House.
Mr. Westbrook, Chairman of the Committee on Resolutions,
moved that further consideration of House Resolution No.
12-XX be indefinitely postponed.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to indefinitely
postpone.
Upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Andrews, Barrow, Bass, Bullard, Chapman,
Coffee, Collier, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Hagan,
Harrell, Holmes, Keen, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lewis
(Palm Beach), Lowe, Mattheus (Gilchrlst), Moon (Citrus),
McKenzie, Nordman, Peeples, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Steed,
Stewart, Stone, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell
(Calhoun), Wainwright, Ward, Warner, Wentworth, West-
brook, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty-44.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Beasley,
Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock, Burnett,
Caldwell, Dann, Home (Jackson), Horne (Madison), Kanner,
Kelly, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lindler, Madison, Ma-
son, Mathews (Duval), Moon (Marion), Morton, McRory,
Page, Parker, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Shackelford, Strick-
land, Taylor, Walker, Watson, Wester, Zim-38.
The motion to indefinitely postpone consideration of House
Resolution No. 12-XX was agreed to.
The Resolution was indefinitely postponed.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE

I vote "Yes" to lay Resolution No. 12-XX on the table be-
cause these resolutions we are now dealing with are mainly
time killers. I voted early in the Regular Session for a simi-
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wasted nearly one-third of the time by resolutions and the
most of them served no useless purpose.
JOHN T. LOWE.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, July llth, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 68-XX:
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.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas--None.
Nays-Messrs. Sapp, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe, and Dann.
Absent-Messrs. Nordman, and West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 68-XX, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, July llth, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 103-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the payment of de-
linquent taxes and assessments levied or imposed by counties,
municipalities, cities, towns, drainage districts, bridge districts,
road and' bridge districts, special tax school districts and/or
other political subdivisions, with bonds and coupons issued by
said counties, etc., etc.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Messrs. Sapp, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe, and Dann.
Absent-Messrs. Nordman, and West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 103-XX, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, July 11th, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 70-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the time for suing out
writs of error in criminal cases.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Messrs. Sapp, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe, and Dann.
Absent-Messrs. Nordman, and West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.










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And House Bill No. 70-XX, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, July llth, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 67-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2909 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida of 1920 limiting the time
for suing out writs of error.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas--None.
Nays--Messrs. Sapp, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe, and Dann.
AbSent-Messrs. Nordman, and West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 67-XX, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, July 11th, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 8-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating the position of county
attorney in the several counties of the State of Florida, relat-
ing to his employment or selection; prescribing the duties of
such attorney, relating to the term of his employment and
compensation.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp. and Bledsoe.
Nays--Messrs. Nordman, Wester, Peeples, and Dann.
Absent-Mr. West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 8-XX, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the riqes.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 11, 1931.
flon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 9-XX;
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. Sheriffs, 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, etc., etc.
Offers the following amendments:
Amendment No. 1-
In Section 1, line 10, strike out the word "gross" and insert
in lieu thereof the following: "net".
Amendment No. 2-
In Section 1, line 11, strike out the first "$2,000.00" and
insert in lieu thereof the following: "$3,000.00".
Have had the. same under consideration, and recommend
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Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp and Bledsoe.
Nays-Messrs. Nordman, Wester, Peeples and Dann.
Absent-Mr. West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 9-XX, together with amendments, con-
tained in above report, was laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 11, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee. on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 71-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5297 Revised
General Statutes of 1920, being Section 7418 Compiled General
Laws..of Florida 1927. relating to the destruction and injury
of telegraph and telephone lines.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Messrs. Sapp, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe and Dann.
Absent--Messrs. Ndrdman and WeSt.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 71-XX, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 11, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 62-XX:
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 supervision
of the Governor and Comptroller of all, accounts, books, rec-
ords, warrants, papers and transactions of all State officials,
and of the officers of the several counties of the State; etc.,
etc.
Have had the same under, consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe and Dann.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Nordman and West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 62-XX. contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bill's on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 11, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 77-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the collection of
taxes by private agencies; governing and regulating tax col-
lection agencies, and prescribing their duties and liabilities;
providing for license and occupational taxes for said agencies;
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Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe and
Dann.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 77-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 11, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 76-XX:
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; etc., etc.
Offers the following amendments:
Amendment No. 1-
In the title, line 3, strike out "incorporated municipalities"
and insert in lieu thereof the following: "the State of Florida".
Amendment No. 2-
In Section 1, line 2, strike out the words "any incorporated
municipality" and insert in lieu thereof the following: "the
State of Florida".
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass a. amended by the Committee.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe and
Dann.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 76-XX, together with amendments, con-
tained in above report, was placed on the Calendar of Bills on
second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Fla.. July 11, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 28-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act prescribing the per diem com-
pensation of Jurors serving in the Courts of this State.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe and
Dann.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 28-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar.of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, July 11th, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 94-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to grant a pension to William M.
Youmans of Hillsborough County, Florida.
Have had the same under consideration and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe. and
Dann.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. West.
Very respectfully,.
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 94-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Florida. July 11th. 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 93-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Mrs.
Sarah C. Little of Sidney in Hillsborough County, Florida,
widow of Charles Little, deceased.
Have had the same under consideration and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas--Mesrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe, and
Dann.
Nays-None.
Abseht-Mr. West.
Very respectfully,.
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 93-XX. contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, July lth, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 18-XX:
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.
Have had the same under consideration and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe, and
Dann.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. West.
Very respectfully,.
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 18-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:












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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, July 11th, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 97-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit the use of arsenic or
any of its derivatives or any combination or preparation con-
taining arsenic, as a fertilizer, dust or spray on bearing citrus
trees; to prohibit the sale or transportation of citrus fruit con-
taining any arsenic; to provide for enforcement thereof; and
to provide penalties for violation thereof.
Have had the same under consideration and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe, and
Dann.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 97-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, July 11th, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 73-XX:
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, sal-
ary and term of office of such Commissioner; and to repeal
Sections 1 and 2 of Chapter 6475, Acts of 1913, Laws of Florida,
and to repeal Section 1 of Chapter 6952, Acts of 1915, Laws
of Florida, and to repeal Section 1 of Chapter 9264, Acts of
1923, Laws of Florida, and to repeal Section 1 of Chapter
11335, Acts of 1925, Extraordinary Session, Laws of Florida,
insofar as the same refers to and fixes the salary of the Hotel
Commissioner; etc., etc.
Have had the same under consideration and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Wester, Bledsoe, and Dann.
Nays-Messrs. Sapp, and Peeples.
Absent-Messrs. Nordman, and West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 73-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar on Second reading.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ENGROSSED BILLS
Mr. Strom, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills,
submitted the following report:



E OF REPRESENTATIVES July 11, 1931

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 11, 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. 42-XX:
A bill to be. entitled An Act to levy a tax on sales of cigar-
ettes; provide for the collection of same; to require the use of
stamps as evidence of payment; to provide for regulations on
that subject; to provide for licensing dealers in said articles
and for regulation of their business in aid of the enforcement
of the tax; to provide penalties and punishments; to provide
for the seizure, forfeiture and sale of contraband goods of
articles held, owned and possessed in violation of this Act,
and for the filing and trial of settlement of claims respecting
the same; to appropriate the funds derived from the operation
of this Act, and regulating the reduction of State ad valorem
village taxes consistent herewith; and for other purposes.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly
engrossed, and return same herewith.
Very respectfully,
S. H. STROM,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 42-XX, contained in the above report,.
was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Tomasello moved that the House of Representatives do
now adjourn.
The roll call being demanded on the motion, upon call of
the roll the vote was:
Yeas--Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Anderson, Barrow, Beasley.
Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock, Bullard,
Burnett, Chapman, Collier, Dann, Elliott, Fuller, Hagan, Har-
rell, Holmes, Horne (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kendrick, Ken-
nedy, Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler,
Lowe, Madison, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), Morton, McKenzie, Nordman, Parker, Peeples, Prine,
Rogers, Shackelford, Steed, Strickland, Stone, Taylor, Tomasello,
Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Ward, Warner, Watson,
Wentworth, Westbrook, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty-58,
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Bass, Caldwell, Coffee. Dur-
rance, Finlayson, Home Jackson), Kelly, Masozn, Mathews
(Duval), McRory, Page, Poppell, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe,
Strom, Trammell (Brevard), Walker, Wester, Zim-22.
The motion that the House of Representatives do now ad-
journ was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
EXPLANATION ON VOTE TO ADJOURN
We vote "No" because we have voted against every motion
to adjourn before the regular hour throughout the entire
regular and extra sessions. The entire time should be used.
The taxpaxers are entitled to a full day's work in their behalf.
Many important measures are on the Calendar which will die
without consideration because of the shortness and lack of
time. We should consider as many of these as possible.
G. 0. LEA
A. B. ROWE.
Thereupon at 11:55 o'clock A. M., the House of Representa-
tives stood adjourned until 10:00 o'clock A. M., Monday, July
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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

MONDAY, JULY 13, 1931



The House of Representatives 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, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brown, Bullard,
Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Coffee, Dann, Douglas, Durrance,
Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Harrell, Horne (Jackson),
Horne (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson,
Lea (Manatee), Lindler, Lowe, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mat-
theus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Morton, McKenzie, McRory,
Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robi-
neau, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Steed, Tomasello,
Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Walker, Ward,
Warner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, Whitman,
Wood, Yearty, Zim-67.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Journal of the House of Representatives for Saturday,
July llth, was corrected, and as corrected was approved.
Mr. Rogers requested that House Resolution No. 17-XX,
reported unfavorably by the Committee on Rules, be placed
on the Calendar.
Mr. Sapp, Chairman of Committee on Miscellaneous Legis-
lation, moved that House Bill No. 97-XX be placed on the
Special Order Calendar.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Sapp, Chairman of Committee on Miscellaneous Legis-
lation, moved that House Bill No. 58-XX be placed on the
Special Order Calendar.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.

Mr. Sapp, Chairman of Committee on Miscellaneous Legis-
lation, moved that House Bill No. 62-XX be placed on the
Special Order Calendar.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Sapp, Chairman of Committee on Miscellaneous Legis-
lation, moved that House Bill No. 13-XX be placed on the
Special Order Calendar.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.

Mr. Caldwell, of Santa Rosa County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Rules, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida,
July 13, 1931.
Honorable E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker, House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Rules to which was referred House Reso-
lution No. 17-XX has had the same under consideration and
recommends that it be not adopted.
The Committee vote upon the adoption of this report was
as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Holmes, Collier, Andrews, Keen, Lewis, Cald-
well.
Nays-Messrs. Mathews, Robineau, Home, Wicker.
Absent-Mr. Mitchell.
Very respectfully,
M. F. CALDWELL, JR.,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Resolution No. 17-XX was laid on the table
under the rules.

Mr. Caldwell, of Santa Rosa County, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Rules, submitted the following report:



House of Representatives,
Tallahassee; Florida,
July 13, 1931.
Honorable E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker, House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Rules to which was referred House Reso-
lution No. 18-XX offers the following amendments:
1. After
"5. Introduction of memorials, petitions or other papers ad-
dressed to the House of Representatives or the Speaker
thereof."
Add:
"51/2. Introduction of House Resolutions, Concurrent Reso-
lutions and Joint Resolutions."
2. Under "Orders of the Day" strike the following:
"7. Introduction and consideration of Concurrent and Joint
Resolutions.
"8. Introduction and consideration of House Resolutions."
And insert in lieu thereof the following:
"7. Consideration of House Concurrent and Joint Resolu-
tions."
Your Committee has had the Resolution, as amended, under
consideration and recommends that the same do pass.
The vote in Committee upon the adoption of this report was
as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Holmes, Collier, Andrews, Keen, Lewis, Wicker.
Nays-Messrs. Mathews, Robineau, Horne (Jackson), Cald-
well.
Absent-Mr. Mitchell.
Very respectfully,
M. F. CALDWELL, JR.,
Chairman of Committee.
MINORITY REPORT
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida,
July 13, 1931.
Honorable E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker, House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Rules, to which was referred House
Resolution No. 18-XX has had the same under consideration
and begs leave to report:
That the Resolution as introduced entirely eliminates the
introduction and consideration of House Resolutions, Concur-
rent Resolutions and Joint Resolutions from the order of busi-
ness of the House;
That if the amendments proposed by the Committee on
Rules be accepted and the Resolution as amended be adopted
the consideration of House Resolutions, Concurrent Resolutions
and Joint Resolutions will be eliminated from the order of
business of the House;
That the result of the adoption of such rule will be:
First: To upset and entirely change the orderly and long
established procedure of the House,
Second: To prevent the consideration of any Resolution,
whether House, Concurrent or Joint, until after the entire cal-
endar of bills shall have been disposed of, unless unanimous
consent or a two-thirds vote of the membership, as the case
may be, be first obtained,
Third: To enable less than a majority of the House to pre-
vent the sine die adjournment of the Legislature,
Fourth: Enable less than a majority of the House to pre-
vent investigation as to the qualification of its own members,
impeachable offenses of State officers, fraud and malfeasance
of State officers not impeachable, current reports, rumor and
common fame as to the improper conduct of the several de-
partments of the State Government as required by the Consti-
tution of the State of Florida.
Your Committee finds that it is the duty and province of the
Legislature to inquire into and ascertain the truth or falsity
of charges of official misconduct of State officers in order that
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the charge be proven, and the officer or officers brought to
justice, or that the charge be disproven, the officer or officers
exonerated and the source of the charge discredited; your
Committee further finds that the only effective way to initiate
such necessary investigation is by Resolution and that it is the
intent, purpose and effect of the proposed Rule to prevent the
consideration of any such Resolution.
Your Committee therefore recommends that House. Resolu-
tion No. 18-XX be not adopted.
The Committee vote upon the adoption of this report was as
follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Mathews (Duval), Robineau, Home (Jack-
son), Caldwell.
Nays-Messrs. Holmes, Collier, Andrews, Keen, Lewis, Wicker.
Absent-Mr. Mitchell.
Very respectfully,
JOHN E. MATHEWS,
S. P. ROBINEAU,
C. N. HORNE,
M. F. CALDWELL, JR.
Chairman, Committee on Rules.
Mr. Caldwell moved that the rules be waived and that
House Resolution No. 18-XX be now considered.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to waive the
rules and now consider committee report and House Resolu-
tion No. 18-XX, upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Barrow,
Bass, Beasley, Blount, Bullard, Chapman, Coffee, Davis, Doug-
las, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Kanner, Keen,
Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler,
Lowe, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), McKenzie, Mc-
Rory, Nordman, Parker, Peeples, Poppell, Roberts, Rowe, Rog-
ers, Sapp, Shackelford, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Tomasello,
Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Ward,
Warner, Wentworth, Westbrook, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,
Yearty, Zim-58.
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth;
Brown, Burnett, Caldwell, Dann, Harrell, Home (Jackson),
Horne (Madison), Kelly, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval),
Morton, Page, Prine, Robineau, Sledge, Taylor, Walker, Wat-
son, Wester-26.
The motion to now consider the report and House Resolu-
tion No. 18-XX was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The question recurred on consideration of House Resolution
No. 18-XX which was read for information of the House.
The Cominittee on Rules offered the following amendment
to House Resolution No. 18-XX:
After: "5. Introduction of memorials, petitions or other
papers addressed to the House of Representatives or the
Speaker thereof."
Add: "51/2. Introduction of House Resolutions, Concurrent
Resolutions and Joint Resolutions."
Mr. Caldwell moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Committee on Rules offered the following amendment to
House Resolution No. 18-XX:
Under "Orders of the Day" strike the following:
"7. Introduction and consideration of Concurrent and Joint
Resolutions.
"8. Introduction and consideration of House Resolutions."
And insert in lieu thereof the following:
"7. Consideration of House Concurrent and Joint Resolu-
tions."
Mr. Caldwell moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Keen moved that the Resolution, as amended, be adopted.
The roll call being demanded on the motion 1, adopt the
Resolution, as amended, upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Anderson Andrews, Barrow, Bass, Beasley,
Blount, Bullard, Chapman, Coffee, Collier, Douglas, Durrance,
Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Holmes, Kanner, Keen, Kendrick,
Kennedy, Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lind-
ler, Lowe, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), McKenzie,
McRory, Nordman, Peeples, Poppell, Roberts, Rowe,, Rogers,
Sapp, Shackelford, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Teague, Tom-
asello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright,
Ward, Warner, Wentworth, Westbrook, Whitman, Wicker,
Wood, Yearty-54.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Black, Bledsoe, Blood-
worth, Booth, Brock, Brown, Burnett, Caldwell, Dann, Davis,
Harrell, Home (Jackson), Horne (Madison), Kelly, Madison,
Mason, Mathews (Duval), Morton, Page, Parker, Prine, Robi-
neau, Sledge, Taylor, Walker, Watson, Wester, Zim-30.



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The motion to adopt the Resolution, as amended, was agreed
to.
Mr. Burnett called attention to the House at 10:45 o'clock
A. M., that John W. Dinkins, father of Mrs. Nathan Jones,
wife of'the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House, was being buried at
this time, and moved that the House stand in silent respect
for one minute.
Which was agreed to by unanimous consent of all present.
Mr. Wester moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort Judge Amos Lewis, a former member of the House,
to the Rostrum.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Wester, Horne
(Jackson) and Wicker, who escorted Judge Lewis to the
Rostrum.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS
By Mr. Larson of Clay-
House Bill No. 120-XX:
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, empowering and
directing the State Road Department of the State of Florida
to number and renumber State Roads designated as such by
the Legislature.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Messrs. Bledsoe, Strickland, Black and Moon-
House Bill No. 121-XX:
The introduction pf 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 State
Game and Fresh Water Fish Commissioner, and to abolish the
State Board of Forestry; and providing that all powers and
duties now exercised and performed by the State Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commissioner and by the State Forester be
vested in, exercised and performed by the State Shell Fish
Commissioner, and providing that twenty-five per cent of all
moneys collected by the Shell Fish Commissioner be deposited
to the General Revenue Fund for the reduction of the State
ad valorem tax.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Mathews of Duval-
House Bill No. 122-XX:
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 a certain law known
as Senate Bill Number 44-X enacted in the First Extraordi-
nary Session of the Legislature of the State of Florida during
the session of 1931, entitled, "An Act to amend Section 10 of
Chapter 7905, Acts of 1919, Laws of Florida, enlarging the use
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," so as to eliminate the pro-
visions authorizing the purchase of property.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 122-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 122-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the rules be further waiv-
ed and that House Bill No. 122-XX 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. 122-XX 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,
Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Elliott, Finlayson, Ful-
ler, Goff, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jackson), Home (Madison'.
Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Lea (Manatee',
Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison. Mason. Mathews
(Duval), Moon (Citrus), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nord-
man, Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau,
Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom,
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(Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson,
Westbrook, Wester, Whitman, Wicker, Yearty, Zim-79.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the rules be further waiv-
ed and that House Bill No. 122-XX be immediately certified
to the Senate.
Which was read the first time by its title only.
And House Bill No. 122-XX was ordered immediately certi-
fied to the Senate.
By Messrs. Mathews of Duval, Caldwell of Santa Rosa, Rowe
of Manatee, Lea of Manatee, Watson of Hillsborough, Booth
of Pinellas, Dann of Pinellas, Robineau of Dade, Black of
Alachua, Morton of Alachua, Home of Jackson, Horne of Mad-
ison, West of Santa Rosa and Mason of Escambla-
House Bill No. 123-XX:
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 reduce the State ad valorem
taxes and abolishing the Department of Game and Fresh
Water Fish, the offices of State Game Commissioner, Assist-
"ant Game Commlsioner. Deputy Game Commissioners and
Game Wardens. as provided for by Chapter 13644 of the Laws
of Florida, 1929, the same being, "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 may be taken, possessed and
dealt in; to license hunters, guides, trappers and fishermen;
to require 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 in-
jurious to fish; to provide for the prosecution of persons vio-
lating the provisions of this Act and a penalty and rule of
evidence in such prosecutions: to provide for the collection of
funds to carry out the provisions of this Act and and for the
disposition of revenues accruing thereunder: consenting to ac-
quisition 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"; and transferring
all of the powers and duties heretofore exercised by and all
property in the possession of said department, the State Game
Commissioner, Assistant Game Commissioner, Deputy Game
Commissioners and Game Wardens, to the Commissioner of
Agriculture and to the several sheriffs and constables of the
State of Florida; providing for the disposition of all funds,
fees or license taxes accruing under said Chapter 13644, Laws
of Florida, 1929; and repealing all provisions of said Chapter
inconsistent with the provisions of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. McKenzie of Putnam-
House Bill No. 124-XX:
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 State School
Book Commission to extend the time limit of eight years for
renewing contracts for purchase of school text books to Feb.
15, 1934; and further authorizing said State School Book
Commission to renew contract with any publisher or publishers
of a school book or of school books now in use in grades be-
low the ninth for a period not to exceed five years from July
1, 1932, provided any renewal or renewals can be made on'
the basis of a reduction from present cost in the case of any
book or books; and further authorizing said School Book Com-
mission to make necessary arrangements with publisher or pub-
lishers of any book or books now in use and for which con-
tract is renewed to keep any school books sold to the State
of Florida up to date so far the progress of knowledge is con-
cerned .
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Messrs. Mathews of Duval, Caldwell of Santa Rosa, Rowe
of Manatee, Lea of Manatee, Watson of Hillsborough, Booth
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Alachua, Morton of Alachua, Horne of Jackson, Horne of
Madison, West of Santa Rosa, and Mason of Escambia-
House Bill No. 125-XX:
The introduction of which was agreed to by .. two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act to reduce State ad valorem taxes
and abolishing the office of Shell Fish Commissioner and the
offices of Deputy Shell Fish Commissioner, and transferring
all of the powers ahd duties heretofore exercised bv and all
property in the possession of said Shell Fish Commissioner
and Deputy Shell Fish Commis-loners to the Commissioner of
Agriculture: providing for the disposition of all funds. fpes or
license taxes accruing under the laws of the State of Florda
relating to the shell fish industry; and repealing all !aws In
conflict with this Act.
Which was read the Airst time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the rules be waived anid
that House Bill No. 125-XX be placed on the Calendar without
reference.
Which was not agreed to.
And the bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and
Taxation.
By Mr. Roberts of Union-
House Bill No. 126-XX:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of he House of Representaties.
A bill to be entitled An Act auportionine and auprolriatmin
moneys received from the State Treasurer by the County Com-
missioners of the several counties of the State of Florida hav-
ing a population of not less than seven thousand four hundred
(7,400) and not more than seven thousand four hundred fifty
(7,450) according to the Federal census of 1930. which said
moneys have been received from the State Treasurer under
and by virtue of Chapter 14832 Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931.
for the purpose of erecting and equipping county high' school
buildings.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Mitchell of Indian River-
House Bill No. 127-XX:
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 govern-
mental function and absolving said municipalities from liabili-
ty occasioned thereby; giving fire apparatus right-of-way over
other vehicles while responding to a fire alarm- constitutinq
chief of fire department a peace officer; provide in for desle-
nation of a fire area adjacent to fires: and pro\ ilinv for a
penalty.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Kelly of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 128-XX:
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 42 of Chapter
14572, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929, relatine to taxation and
the sale of tax sale certificates held by the State.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Holmes of Lee-
House Bill No. 129-XX:
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 Fort
Myers, Florida; providing for the method of procedure in the
foreclosure of tax liens or tax certificates; providing for the
redemption in cash or in bonds or general obligations of the
city or in installments of real property from tax liens and tax
certificates for unpaid taxes and for the procedure in reference
thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Harrell of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 130-XX:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representaties.
A bill to be entitled An Act to authoiize and empower the
Town Council of the Town of White Springs. Florida, to com-













promise, compound and adjust any and all tax liens upon prop-
erty for taxes levied and assessed prior to and including the
year 1930.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Miscellaneous Legislation Committee-
House .Bill No. 131-XX:
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 757 of the Re-
vised General Statutes of Florida of 1920, the same being Sec-
tion 970 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida of 1927 as
amended by Section 4 of Chapter 14572, Laws of Florida, Acts
of 1929, relating to the requirement that a copy of the adver-
tisement of tax sale be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit
Court; Collector's fees; Time of Sale; Form of Notice.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Steed of Osceola-
House Bill No. 132-XX:
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 compensation of the
Board of County Commissioners in all counties of the State of
Florida, having a population of more than 10,600 and less than
12,000, according to the last official census, and designating
the fund out of which said compensation shall be paid.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Steed of Osceola-
House Bill No. 133-XX:
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 3, 5 and 6,
and to strike Section 10 of House Bill No. 879 of the 1931
Regular Session of the Legislature, entitled: "An Act prescrib-
ing the conditions under which the State Game Commissioner
may permit the catching of catfish, mud fish, gars, turtles,
suckers and other foul fish from the waters of the lakes in
Osceola County, Florida, and providing for the use of seines,
nets, traps and other set devices for the catching of said fish
and prescribing the form of permit to be issued hereunder, pre-
scribing the conditions under which said permits can be is-
sued, authorizing the said commissioner to cancel any permits
issued and permitting the commissioner to prescribe rules and
regulations and conditions under which said permits may be
issued and governing the classes, sizes and kind of seines and
other set devices to be used, the marking thereof, and the
tagging or numbering thereof."
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Isom Beasley of Hernando-
House Bill No. 134-XX:
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 levy of the tax
by the County Commissioners of the State of Florida for the
administration of the fish and game laws in effect in the sev-
eral counties of the State.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Chappell of Dade!-.
House Bill No. 135-XX:
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 referred to the
Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Messrs. Lea and Rowe of Manatee-
House Bill No. 136-XX:
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
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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.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Messrs. Lea and Rowe of Manatee-
House Bill No. 137-XX:
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 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 Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Teague of Franklin-
House Bill No. 138-XX:
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 expenditures and
disbursements of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed
to the credit of certain of the several counties of the State
of Florida, having a population of not less than 6280, nor more
than 6300 and conferring certain powers, authority, directions
and duties upon the State Board of Administration with ref-
erence thereto, where the said counties are not now or may
not hereafter be in default for bonds issued for the construc-
tion of roads and may not have now or hereafter any further
State roads to be built.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Keen of Sarasota-
House Bill No. 139-XX:
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 and establishing as a
State road that certain paved highway in Sarasota County,
Florida, described as follows: Beginning at a point on State
Road Number Five South of the Town of Venice, Florida, and
extending South to the Town of Englewood, Florida, thence
East to the Myakka River.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Coffee of DeSoto-
House Bill No. 140-XX:
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 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.
By Mr. Whitman of Hardee-
House Bill No. 141-XX:
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 registration of
electors of all counties within the State of Florida having a
population of not less than 10,325 and not more than 10,375,
according to the Federal census of 1930; and providing for the
defraying of the expenses of same.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Beasley of Hernando, and Coffee of DeSoto-
House Bill No. 142-XX:
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, regulating and per-
taining to the practice of hairdressing and cosmetology in the
State of Florida; defining hairdressing and cosmetology; cre-
ating a State Board of Hairdressing and Cosmetology Exami-
ners; providing for the appointment of said State Board of
Hairdressing and Cosmetology Examiners; defining and pre-
scribing its powers and duties; providing for examination and
registration and for fees for examination and registration of
hairdressers, cosmetologists, teachers of hairdressing and cos-
metology and schools for the teaching of hairdressing and cos-



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metology, in the State of Florida; prohibiting, for the benefit
of public health and sanitation, the practice of hairdressing
or cosmetology without certificate of registration in the State
of Florida; providing for prosecution and penalties for viola-
tion 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 Finance and Taxation.
Mr. Caldwell moved that House Bill No. 142-XX be with-
drawn from Committee on Finance and Taxation.
SWhich was not agreed to.
By Messrs. Morton and Black of Alachua-
House Bill No. 143-XX:
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 biannum reports of
the various executive departments of the State of Florida, the
conents and disposition of same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Messrs. Page and Mason of Escambia-
House Bill No. 144-XX:
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 3191 Revised
General Statutes of Florida 1921, and said Section being Sec-
tion 4983 Compiled Jeneral Laws of Florida of 1927, relating
to grounds for divorce; and to add a ground for divorce.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Messrs. Page and Mason of Escambia-
House Bill No. 145-XX:
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 employment of
persons upon public works in the State of Florida, and giving
preference to citizens of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Dann of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 146-XX:
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 transferring certain moneys from
the State Road Department of the State of Florida to the
'General Revenue Fund of the State of Florida and to several
'counties of the State of Florida, and other matters in con-
nection therewith.
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. 147-XX:
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 the existing charter
of the City of Venice, a municipality of the County of Sara-
sota, Florida (being Chapter 11776, Extraordinary Session, Acts
'of 1925, and Acts amendatory thereof), by amending Section
"Two of Article Fourteen thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Westbrook of Lake-
House Bill No. 148-XX:
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 Town of Howey-
in-the-Hills to use the balance of the proceeds of the sale of
an issue of the municipal bonds of said town issued, sold and
delivered pursuant to the provisions of a certain ordinance
passed by the town council on the ,31st day of August, 1925,
for the purpose of purchasing and retiring bonds of said issue
now outstanding, and prescribing the terms and conditions
upon which said proceeds shall be used for said purposes.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Westbrook of Lake-
House Bill No. 149-XX:
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 Town of Howey-
in-the-Hills to accept, upon payment for taxes, in lieu of
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cash, the outstanding municipal bonds of said town issued,
sold and delivered pursuant to the provisions of a certain or-
dinance passed by the town council on the 31st. day of August,
1925, and prescribing the terms and conditions upon which
said bonds shall be accepted for said purpose.
Which was read the first time by its title placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Westbrook of Lake-
House Bill No. 150-XX:
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 the corporate
limits of the Town of Howey-in-the-Hills, in Lake County;
excluding certain territory from the corporate limits of the
said municipality, and prohibiting the said municipality from
exercising jurisdiction over the territory hereby excluded.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Westbrook of Lake-
House Bill No. 151-XX:
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 cities, towns and
other municipal corporations of the State of Florida to accept
bonds and other obligations of such municipalities, in exchange
for tax certificates and/or tax liens, and granting to the trans-
feree the same rights as the city, town and other municipal
corporation exchanging same have or may have to enforce the
same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Bass of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 152-XX:
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 supplementing Chapter 9872
of the Acts of 1923, entitled, 'An Act to abolish the present
municipal government of the Town of Pahokee in Palm Beach
County; to legalize and validate the ordinances of said town
and official acts thereunder; to create and establish a new mu-
nicipality to be known as the Town of Pahokee, Palm Beach
County, Florida; and to fix and provide its territorial limits,
jurisdiction and powers, and the jurisdiction and powers of
its officers', and by this Act to authorize and empower said
Town of Pahokee to accept, in such form and upon such con-
ditions as its governing body may approve, a conveyance, for
cemetery purposes, of lands within or without the incorporat-
ed limits of said town, and particularly in Martin County,
and to own, hold, enclose, maintain and beautify such lands
for cemetery purposes, and to bind said town to such under-
takings by agreement in such conveyance or otherwise, and
empowering said town to sell or donate burial plots in such
lands for cemetery purposes, and generally to regulate and
control the same; and fixing the effective date of this Act."
Which was read the first time by its title only and placed
on the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Bass of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 153-XX:
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
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 receiving
such dividends.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Messrs. Robineau of Dade, and Keen of Sarasota-
House Bill No. 154-XX:
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 on 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 the
Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Robineau of Dade-
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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 produce merchants; fancy fruit gift
merchants; and retail fruit merchants; providing for the pay-
ments 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 Messrs. Chapman and Nordman of Volusia-
House Bill No. 156-XX:
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 making it unlawful to sell or
transport bass or speckled perch, otherwise known as crappie
or newlyte in Volusia County, Florida, and providing a penalty
for the violation of this Act; and repealing House Bill No.
216-X, Acts of the first Extraordinary Session of 1931, ap-
proved June 26, 1931.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Watson and Bledsoe of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 157-XX:
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 a pension for James
S. Jones, of Tampa, Florida, and amending the charter of said
city to conform therewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Ward and Mrs. Fuller of Orange-
House Bill No. 158-XX:
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 compensation of
the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Sheriff, Tax Collector, Tax
Assessor, County Judge, and Clerk of the Civil Court and
Criminal Court of Record, Justices of Peace and Constables,
in all counties of the State of Florida having a population of
more than forty-five thousand (45,000) and not over fifty
thousand (50,000) according to the last Federal census, and
prescribing the time when this Act shall become a law.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 159-XX:
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 Chapter 12197, Acts
of 1927, being An Act entitled: "An Act regulating the practice
of Podiatry; providing for the examination and licensing of
Podiatrists and penalties for violation of this Act."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Poppell of St. Lucie-
House Bill No. 160-XX:
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 for taxes for assessing special taxes and special tax
district taxes in counties having a population between 6,800
and 7,250.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Mr. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on Finance
and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 11, 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. 2-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to State taxes; providing
that if the purposes for which any State tax has heretofore
or may hereafter be levied should be declared unconstitutional,
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in the Treasury of the State and used for any legitimate State
appropriation.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows'
Yeas-None
Nays-Mrs. Fuller; Messrs. Wood, Kelly, Blount, Chapman,
Kanner, Bullard, Taylor and Rowe.
Absent-Messrs. Teague, Chappell, Rogers and Larson.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 2-XX, contained in above report. was
.laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on Finance
and Taxation, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 11, 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. 32-XX:
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; pro-
viding a tax of two per cent (2%) upon the gross premiums
of such foreign corporations; and providing penalties for the
violation of the provisions hereof.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Mrs. Fuller; Messrs. Wood, Kelly, Blount, Chapman,
Kanner, Bullard, Taylor and Rowe.
Absent-Messrs. Teague. Chappell and Rogers.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 32-XX, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on Fi-
nance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 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. 54-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2 of House
Bill 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 issuance of any com-
mission, 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."
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-None.
Nays-Mrs. Fuller; Messrs. Wood, Kelly, Blount, Chapman,
Kanner, Larson, Bullard, Taylor, and Rowe.
Absent-Messrs. Teague, Chappell and Rogers.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 54-XX, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.

Mr. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on Fi-
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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 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. 100-XX:
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, -elating to and requiring the County
Commissioners to cause to be published certified copies of
Acts of the Legislature in newspapers and fixing the com-
pensation of newspapers and payment therefore.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was us follows?
Yeas-Mrs. Fuller; Messrs. Wood, Kelly, Blount, Chapman,
Kanner, Larson, Bullard, Taylor, and Rowe.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Teague, Chappell and Rogers.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 100-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on Fi-
nance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 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. 15-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the expenditure and
disbursement of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed to
the credit of the several counties of the State of Florida, and
conferring certain power, authority, directions and duties upon
the State Board of Administration with reference thereto.
Has considered said bill, and begs to submit as substitute
therefore, the following Committee Substitute Bill, being
A bill to oe entitled An Act relating to the expenditure and
disbursement of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed to
the credit of the several counties of the State of Florida, and
conferring certain power, authority, directions and duties upon
the State Board of Administration with reference thereto.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the Committee Substitute do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Wood, Kelly, Blount, Chapman, Larson, Tay-
lor, and Rowe.
Nays--Mrs. Fuller; Messrs. Kanner and Bullard.
Absent-Messrs. Teague, Chappell and Rogers.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 15-XX, con-
tained in above report, was placed on the Calendar of Bills
on second reading.
Mr. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on Finance
and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 11th, 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-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act transferring certain monies from
the State Road Department of the State of Florida to the
General Revenue Fund of the State of Florida, and other
matters in connection therewith.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
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Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Blount and Rowe.
Nays--Mrs. Fuller; Messrs. Wood, Kelly, Chapman, Kanner,
Larson, Bullard and Taylor.
Absent-Messrs. Teague, Chappell and Rogers.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 1-XX, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
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., July 11, 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. 98-XX):
An Act relating to the City of West Palm Beach in Palm
Beach County, Florida, to validate, ratify and confirm the
cancellation of storm sewer and boulevard light assessment
liens within said city; to validate, ratify and confirm all acts
and doings of the City Commission of said city in vacating,
setting aside and annulling assessment liens levied for the
cost of construction and installation of storm sewers and/or
boulevard lights within said city; authorizing said city to re-
fund all payments made on account of assessment liens levied
and assessed for or on account of the construction and in-
stallation of storm sewers and/or boulevard lights within said
city; authorizing said city to issue certificates of indebtedness
to refund such payments made on account of such assess-
ment liens; providing the manner in which such certificates
of indebtedness may be used, and for other purposes.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly en-
rolled and herewith present the same for the signatures of the
Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Very respectfully,
ISOM BEASLEY,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the Part of the House of Representatives.
The bill contained in the above report was thereupon duly
signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Repre-
sentatives in open session, and ordered referred to the Chair-
man of th 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.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ENGROSSED BILLS
Mr. Strom, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills,
submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 13, 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 adoption-
House Resolution No. 18-XX:
A Resolution to amend Rule Thirty-eight of the House of
Representatives relative to the order of business and orders
of the day.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly en-
grossed, and return same herewith.
Very respectfully,
S. H. STROM,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Resolution No. 18-XX, contained in above re-
port, was placed on file in the House.
Mr. McKenzie moved that when the House of Representa-
tives do adjourn that the adjournment be until 10:00 o'clock
A. M., Tuesday, July 14th.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. McKenzie moved that the rules be waived and that
Senate messages be now taken up and considered.
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Mr. Tomasello moved that the rules be waived and that the
time for adjournment be extended until 1:10 o'clock P. M.
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., July 9, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker.of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of
Representatives, permission was given to introduce and have
considered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 54-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to fix the annual salaries of
certain State officers and employees.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 54-XX, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and referred to the Com-
mittee on Appropriations.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 10, 1931.
RHon. 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 of the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 96-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Senate Bill No. 934 of
the Regular Session of the Florida Legislature, 1931, being an
Act to establish a game preserve in Sumter County, Florida,
and prescribing its boundaries and providing a penalty for
any violation of this Act; and to provide for the enforcement
of this Act.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 96-XX, contained in the above message,
"was read the first time by its title and placed on the Local
Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 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 that the Senate has passed-
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 90-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act prescribing additional qualifica-
tions of electors voting in elections held in the Town of Taft,
Florida, for determining whether said town shall surrender its
franchise.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 90-XX, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and placed on the Local
Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received:



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Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 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 that the Senate has passed-
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 79-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and empowering
the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions of the State
of Florida, the State Board of Control of the State of Florida,
and the State Board of Education of the State of Florida to
provide equipment for the lessening of the fire hazard and the
rate of fire insurance on State owned buildings, and providing
for the payment therefore.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 79-XX, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and referred to the Com-
mittee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 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 that the Senate has passed-
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 76-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the cancellation
and/or release of all State and/or county taxes, tax sale cer-
tificates and/or tax deeds issued to and/or held or owned by
the State and/or any of the following counties therein, to-wit:
Duval, St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, St.
Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Dade for certain
taxes assessed or to be assessed on certain real estate in one
or more of said counties used or to be used in connection
with the construction, maintenance and/or operation by the
United States of America of an intra-coastal waterway from
Jacksonville, Florida, to Miami, Florida, and to provide for the
cancellation and/or release of all taxes, tax sale certificates
and/or tax deeds issued to and/or held and/or owned by any
municipality, taxing district or other public corporation with-
in any of said counties for unpaid taxes assessed or to be as-
sessed on certain real estate in such municipality, taxing dis-
trict or other public corporation, used or to be used in con-
nection with the construction, maintenance and/or operation
by the United States of America of an intracoastal water-
way from Jacksonville, Florida, to Miami, Florida.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 77-XX:
A bill to be entitled "An Act changing the name of the
municipality in Dade County now known as 'Town of Miami
Shores' to 'North Miami', and providing that this shall not
affect any pending litigation, and prohibiting the use of the
name 'Miami Shores' or any similar name by said town or other
municipality comprising the whole or any part of the territory
over which said town now claims jurisdiction."
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 76-XX, 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. 77-XX, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was placed on the
Local Calendar.














The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 9, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 8-XX:
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 pro-
ceedings for adjudicating and determining the same, and mak-
ing the provisions of this Act relative to judicial proceedings
applicable to the determination of all claims for preference
which are not in actual litigation at the time this Act takes
effect.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 8-XX, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and referred to the Com-
mittee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 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 that the Senate has passed--
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 9-XX:
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 condemnation
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 respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 9-XX, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and referred to the Com-
mittee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 13, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker ot the House of Representatives.
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 41-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring the Boards of County
Commissioners of the several Counties of the State of Florida
and the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions of the
State of Florida to provide, install, maintain and/or rent in
the several counties, fireproof vaults and/or compartments for



the keeping, filing and storage of the public records pertaining
to the various and sundry offices of the county officials of
each county of said state and of the several departments of
State government; and prescribing a penalty for the violation
of this Act.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
senttives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 42-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing governing boards
of the respective drainage districts to clean out and remove
water hyacinths, weeds, grasses and other vegetation from
canals, ditches and other waterways by the use of poisonous
substances, and providing that said drainage districts shall
compensate the owners of animals killed or injured by such
use of poisonous substances.
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. 41-XX and 42-XX, contained in the
above message, were read the first time by their titles and re-
ferred to the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 13, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 36-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the carrying on
of research work and investigation at the main agricultural
experiment station at the University of Florida at Gainesville,
Florida, for the purpose of determining the Iodine contents,
Calcium contents and other mineral contents of Florida fruits
and vegetables and of recording and compiling such determin-
ations; and to make appropriations for salaries, equipment,
material and all other expenses in connection with carrying
on said research work and investigation for two years from
June 30, 1931.
Also-
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 37-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the maturity of citrus
fruits; to provide for the carrying on of research work and
investigation through the main agricultural experiment station
at the University of Florida at Gainesville, Florida, both at
said station and throughout the citrus belt of the State of
Florida, for the purpose of' determining accurate tests and
standards of maturity for citrus fruits produced commercially
in the State of Florida, and for the further purpose of discov-
ering artificial means of hastening and retarding the maturity
of such citrus fruits without injuriously affecting the natural
qualities thereof; to provide for recording and compiling the
results of such research work and investigation; and to make
appropriations for salaries, equipment, material and all other
expenses in connection with carrying on said research work
and investigation for two years from June 30, 1931.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bills Nos. 36-XX and 37-XX, contained in the
above message, were read the first times by their titles and
referred to the Committee on Approprations.
The following message from the Senate was received:



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Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 13, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 102-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the City of Fort
Myers, Florida; providing for the method of procedure in the
foreclosure of tax liens or tax certificates; providing for the
redemption in cash or in bonds or general obligations of the
city or in installments of real property from tax liens and
tax certificates for unpaid taxes and for the procedure in
reference thereto.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was not given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 103-XX: -
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the compensation of the
Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida,
and designating the fund out of which said compensation shall
be paid.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 102-XX, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and placed on the Local
Calendar.
And Senate Bill No. 103-XX was ordered returned to the
Senate.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 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 that the Senate has passed-
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 101-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and empower the
Town Council of the Town of White Springs, Florida, to com-
promise, compound and adjust any and all tax liens upon prop-
erty for taxes levied and assessed prior to and including the
year 1930.
And respectfully requests the concurrance of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 101-XX, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and placed on the Local
Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 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 that the Senate has passed-
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 100-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to create in the several counties
of the State of Florida, having a population according to the
last Federal Census of Florida, of not less than 6,700, and not
more than 6,800, a commission to be known as the County
Budget Commission, and to prescribe the qualifications, powers
and duties of said budget commissions severally, and to pre-
scribe and regulate the functions thereof.



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And respectfully requests the concurrance of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 100-XX, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and placed on the Local
Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 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 that the Senate passed-
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 97-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 5194 of the
Laws of Florida, entitled, "An Act to prohibit the fraudulent
use and wilful waste of electricity, gas or water, and the fraud-
ulent or wilful tampering with or injury of meters intended
to measure electricity or gas or water."
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
to measure electricity or gas or water."
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 79-XX, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and referred to the Com-
mittee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 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 that the Senate passed-
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 91-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring the nomination of
prosecuting attorney in the county judge's court in all counties
of the State of Florida having a population of not less than
3,485 and not more than 3,520 by vote of the qualified elec-
tors in the next primary election after the passage of this
Act, and providing for the appointment of the nominee by the
Governor.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives, permission was given to introduce Senate Bill No.
92-XX.
Senate Bill No. 92-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the revocation of
donations and gifts of real'estate for religious, patriotic, or
charitable purposes, and providing for the reversion of same.
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 91-XX and 92-XX, contained in the
above message, were read the first time by their titles and re-
ferred to the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber.
Tallahassee, Fla., July 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 that the Senate passed-
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce-











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Senate Bill No. 94-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Mrs. A. J.
Ireland of Jennings, Florida.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 95-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the publication
of error and insolvency litss by tax collectors in this State.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 94-XX and 95-XX, contained in the
above message, were read the first time by their titles and re-
ferred to the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber.
Tallahassee, Fla., July 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 that the Senate passed-
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 72-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Samuel
Simons Savage of Ocala, Florida.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 74-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the exemption
from taxation of all property in Duval, St. Johns, Flagler,
Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach,
Broward and Dade Counties in the State of Florida, used or to
be used by the United States of America in the work of clean-
ing out, constructing, operating or maintaining an inland wa-
terway following the coastal route from Jacksonville, Florida,
to Miami, 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. 72-XX, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and referred to the Com-
mittee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
And Senate Bill No. 74-XX, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.

The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 9, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-

By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives permission was given to introduce:
Senate Bill No. 75-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act empowering and directing the
State Board of Education of the State of Florida to grant and
transfer to the United States of America, a right-of-way
through the submerged, semi-submerged and marsh lands,
islands and/or uplands to be traversed by an inland waterway
following the coastal route from Jacksonville, Florida, to
Miami, Florida, to be constructed by the United States, pur-
suant to Act of Congress duly approved by the President of
the United States on January 21st, 1927, in accordance with
the report submitted in House Document No. 586, Sixty-ninth
Congress of the United States, second session, and providing
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Florida when raised above water by deposit of excavated ma-
terial shall become the property of the United States.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate,
And Senate Bill No. 75-XX, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and referred to the Com-
mittee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
The following message from the Senate was received;
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 8, 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 of the members of the House of
Representatives, permission was given to introduce and have
considered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 25-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act designating, declaring and estab-
lishing as a State road certain highways in Brevard County,
Florda.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of
Representatives, permission was given to introduce and have
considered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 28-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 10859, Special
Laws of Florida, 1925, entitled An Act to establish and create
a Juvenile Court, in and for Monroe County, Florida, to confer
its powers and define its jurisdiction; to provide for the Judge
of said Court and to define his powers and duties; and to
provide for the expenses of said Court and compensation of
said Judge.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives, permission was not given to introduce and have
considered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 29-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapters 13824 and
13826 Acts of Florida 1929, amending Section One Chapter
12322 Laws of Florida, Acts of 1927, amending Chapters 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."
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of
Representatives, permission was given to introduce and have
considered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 30-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act extending and re-defining State
Road No. 156 as created and established by Chapter 13818,
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of
Representatives, permission was given to introduce and have
considered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 7-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the compensation of
the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Sheriff, Tax Collector, Tax
Assessor, County Judge, and Clerk of the Civil Court and
Criminal Court of Record, in all counties of the State of Flor-
ida having a population of more than Sixty Thousand (60,000)
according to the last Federal census, and prescribing the time
when this Act shall become a law.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bills Nos. 25-XX, 28-XX and 30-XX, contained
in the above message, were read the first time by their titles
and referred to the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
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was ordered returned to the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 7-XX, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 8, 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 of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 1-XX:
A. bill to be entitled An Act providing for the issuance and
sale of bonds in the sum of $50,000.00 by Special Tax School
District No. 2 of Okaloosa County, Florida; and providing the
manner of issuance and sale and method of payment of such
bonds by the Board of Public Instruction of Okaloosa County,
Florida, for the exclusive use of the public free schools within
said Special Tax School District No. 2 to acquire funds with
which to retire outstanding bonds of said district and to erect
and equip a public school building in said district; and au-
thorizing the said Board of Public Instruction of Okaloosa
County, Florida, to call an election giving notice thereof in
said special tax school district for the qualified electors of
said district to vote upon the proposition of ratifying and ap-
proving this said Act as a special or local law; and authorizing
said Board of Public Instruction of Okaloosa County, Florida,
to call an election and providing notice thereof in said Special
Tax School District No. 2 for the purpose of the qualified
electors residing in ..aid special tax school district who are
free holders to vote upon the proposition whether the said
bonds shall be issued; and providing the terms of payment,
the denominations, dates of maturity and interest of said
bonds; and authorizing the said Board of Public Instruction
of Okaloosa County, Florida, for said Special Tax School Dis-
trict No. 2 to create a sinking fund to pay the principal and
interest of said bonds as same shall mature; and providing
for interest and a sinking fund by animal tax to be levied,
issued and collected each and every year on all property in
the said Special Tax School District No. 2 of Okaloosa County,
Florida, subject to taxation.
Senate Bill No. 11-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the levy of an
inheritance and estate tax in the State of Florida on the es-
tates of decedents dying during the times when the so-called
twenty-five per cent and eighty per cent credit or recapture
clauses in the Federal estate tax laws were in operation and
effect and not within the operation of the inheritance and
estate tax laws enacted at the regular 1931 session of the
Legislature of this State; providing for the manner of pay-
ment of such tax and providing for the method of computing
and collecting same and for the enforcement thereof and for
the disposition of the revenues therefrom.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 12-XX:
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 cer-
tificates are being redeemed, and for the procedure in refer-
ence thereto.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives,: permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 14-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 757 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida 1920, the same being Sec-
tion 970 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida of 1927 as
amended by Section 4 of Chapter 14572, Laws of Florida, Acts
of'1929. relating to the requirement that a copy of the adver-
tisement of tax sale be filed with a Clerk of the Circuit Court;
collector's fees; time of sale; form of notice.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-



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sentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 19-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the County Boards
of Public Instruction of the several counties of the State of
Florida to borrow money; providing a rate of interest, and
limiting the amount of such money so to be borrowed to 80%
of the estimated revenue accruing.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 20-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Clerk of the Su-
preme 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.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 23-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act designating, declaring and estab-
lishing as State Roads certain highways in Indian River Coun-
ty, Florida.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was not given to introduce and have
considered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 24-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Senate Bill Number
191, an Act of the Florida Legislature Regular Session of 1931,
Laws of Florida, relating to "Authorizing the City Council of
the City of Key West by ordinance to levy and collect a fee
from the occupants of premises in said city for furnishing the
service of removing and disposing of trash and/or garbage and
limiting the fee to be charged for such service; and authoriz-
ing said City Council to pass ordinances to institute and main-
tain a system for the carrying into effect the levy and collec-
tion of such fee; and providing that such fees collected shall
be placed in a special fund and limiting the purposes for which
such fees may be used or expended."
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 1-XX, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and placed on the Local
Calendar.
And Senate Bill No. 11-XX, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
And Senate Bill' No. 12-XX, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was placed on the Cal-
endar without reference.
And Senate Bill No. 14-XX, contained in the abbve message,
was read the first time by its title and was placed on the Cal-
endar without reference.
And Senate Bills No's. 19-XX and 20-XX, contained in the
above message, were read the first time by their titles and
were referred to the committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
And Senate Bill No. 23-XX, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
And Senate Bill No. 24-XX, contained in the above report,
was ordered returned to the Senate.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 13, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 104-XX:
A Dill to be entitled An Act to authorize the town council.
of the Tow n of Miami Shores to compromise and adjust cer-
tain taxes, tax sale certificates and assessment liens, either for












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cash, or bonds or other obligations of the town, and to vali-
date, ratify and confirm acts, contracts and other obligations
thereof.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 105-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 9 of Chapter
12406 (No. 601) of the General Acts and Resolutions of the
State of Florida, Regular Session of 1927, relating to compen-
sation of tax collector for lands bid off for the Southern
Drainage District at tax sale.
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 104-XX and 105-XX, contained in
the above message, were read the first time by their titles
and placed on the Local Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 13, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 80-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to require the County Commis-
sioners of Dade County, Florida, to provide, furnish and equip,
with necessary supplies and equipment, offices for the official
Court Reporter for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, in and for
Dade County, Florida.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the Houseof Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 82-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal all laws or parts of
laws requiring any and all candidates for members of the
Board of County Commissioners in counties having a popula-
tion of between 7,916 and 8,000 according to the State census
of 1925 from being nominated to such office as county com-
missioners of such counties from the county at large.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 83-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the compensation of the
county assessor of taxes and the county tax collector in coun-
ties having a total population of not less than 9400 and not
more than 9410 according to the Federal census of 1930.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 84-XX:
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.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of. Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 85-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the registration
with the Bureau of Vital Statistics of all birth certificates
heretofore filed with any municipality in the State of Florida,
which have not heretofore been registered with the State Reg-
istrar.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 87-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the compiling, col-
lecting, arranging, editing, annotating, citing, and publishing
of all the Statutes of England of a general nature down to



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July 4th, 1776; providing for the indexing of said statutes of
force within the State of Florida on July 1st, 1931; provid-
ing for the appointment of two compilers with authority to
effect such purpose; providing for-the approval of such work
by three attorneys; providing for the publication of such work,
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 88-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2212, Revised
General Statutes of Florida 1920, the same also being Section
3523, Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, the same be-
ing "An Act providing for the examination by the Board of
Pharmacy and qualifications of applicants as amending Chap-
ter 10201, Acts of 1925, Revised General Statutes of Florida,
and providing that all graduates of schools of pharmacy of the
University of Florida or the Florida State College for Women
shall be admitted to the practice of pharmacy in the State of
Florida."
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 89-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to, regulate fishing in Boca Ceiga
Bay and all tributaries thereof south of Old Indian Pass and
north of the drawbridge extending over Boca Ceiga Bay con-
necting the mainland with Long Key and known as the Corey
Memorial Causeway and Bridge, and to prohibit fishing on
either side of the passes or inlets into said Boca Ceiga Bay
from the Gulf of Mexico, all of the waters above described
being situated in the County of Pinellas, State of Florida, and
to provide punishment 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 80-XX, 82-XX, 83-XX, and 89-XX,
contained in the above message, were read the first time by
their titles and placed on the Local Calendar.
And Senate Bills No.'s 84-XX, 85-XX, 87-XX, and 88-XX,
contained in the above message, were read the first time by
their titles and were referred to the Committee on Miscellan-
eous Legislation.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 9, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of
Representatives, permission was given to introduce and have
considered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 50-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that any and all
moneys which are the proceeds of bond issues or of time war-
rants, and which constitute a surplus in the hands of bond
trustees or other officials charged with handling such funds,
after the purposes for which the bonds or time warrants were
issued have been completely carried out, shall be held by said
bond trustees and officials as a sinking fund for the payment
and retirement of the interest coupons and bonds and time
warrants out of which said moneys were raised; and providing
that said funds shall then be administered in accordance with
Chapter 14486, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of
Representatives, permission was given to introduce and have
considered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 55-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5297 Revised
General Statutes of 1920, being Section 7418 Compiled General
Laws of Florida 1927, relating to the destruction and injury
of telegraph or telephone lines.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of
Representatives, permission was given to introduce and have
considered the following bill:











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Senate Bill No. 57-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the compensation of
the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Sheriff, Tax Collector, Tax
Assessor, County Judge, Justices of the Peace and Superin-
tendent of Public Instruction in all counties of the State of
Florida with a total assessed valuation of all property for 1930,
of not less than $4,867,500.00 and not more than $4,867,550.00
and having a population of not less than 13,600 and not more
than 13,650 according to the last Federal census of 1930; and
prescribing the time when this Act shall become a law.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of
Representatives, permission was given to introduce and have
considered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 58-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the compensation of
the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Sheriff, Tax Collector, Tax
Assessor, County Judge, Justices of the Peace and Superin-
tendent of Public Instruction in all counties of the State of
Florida with a total assessed valuation of all property for
1930, of not less than $3,720,400.00 and not more than $3,720,-
430.00 and having a population of not less than 2,875 and not
more than 2,900 according to the last Federal census of 1930;
and prescribing the time when this Act shall become a law.
By a two-thirds vote oi the members of the House of
Representatives, permission was given to introduce and have
considered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 59-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the compensation of
the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Sheriff, Tax Collector, Tax As-
sessor, County Judge, Justices of the Peace and Superinten-
dent of Public Instruction in all counties of the State of Flor-
ida with a total assessed valuation of all property for 1930, of
not less than $2,196,400.00 and not more than $2,196,425.00
and having a population of not less than 3,485 and not more
than 3,520 according to the last Federal census of 1930, and
prescribing the time when this Act shall become a law.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of
Representatives, permission was given to introduce and have
considered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 62-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the compensation of
the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Sheriff, Tax Collector, Tax
Assessor, County Judge, Justices of the Peace and Superinten-
dent of Public Instruction in all counties of the State of Flor-
ida with a total assessed valuation of all property for 1930, of
not less than $8,002,500.00 and not more than $8,002,550.00
and having a population of not less than 14,950 and not more
than 15,000 according to the last Federal census of 1930; and
prescribing the time when this Act shall become a law.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of
Representatives, permission was given to introduce and have
considered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 63-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to commissions of
county assessors for taxes for assessing special taxes and
special tax district taxes in counties having a population be-
tween seventy thousand (70,000) and one hundred thousand
(100,000).
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of
Representatives, permission was given to introduce and have
considered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 67-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the handling and
disposition by the Board of Administration of all funds coming
into possession of said board or under the control of said board
to the credit of counties in the State of Florida having a pop-
ulation of not less than twenty-nine thousand six hundred
(29,600) and not more than thirty-one thousand (31,000), ac-
cording to the last preceding State or Federal census.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bills Nos. 50-XX, 55-XX, 57-XX, 58-XX, 59-XX,
62-XX and 63-XX, contained in the above message, were read
the first time by their titles and referred to the Committee on
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And Senate Bill No. 67-XX, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and placed on the Local
Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 9, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was not given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 31-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating the office of superin-
tendent of the State Prison of Florida, fixing the term thereof,
providing for the appointment and removal by the Governor
of the superintendent of the State Prison, requiring a bond,
and fixing his compensation and prescribing his powers, duties,
and responsibilities.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 32-XX;
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the levy and collect
tion of inheritance and estate taxes and providing for certain
exemptions from said tax.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 33-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend "An Act to provide
for the levy of inheritance and estate taxes in the State of
Florida, prescribing the rates of such taxes, and the method
of computing and collecting same, providing for the enforce-
ment thereof and for the disposition of revenue therefrom, and
imposing penalties for the violation of this Act."

By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 34-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the salaries of mem-
bers of County Boards of Public Instruction.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was not given to Introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:

Senate Bill No. 35-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating the Pasco County De-
velopment Commission; designating the officials of said com-
mission; prescribing their tenure of office; prescribing their
powers and duties; providing for the manner or method of
handling the affairs of said commission; authorizing the in-
currence of indebtedness under certain conditions, and the ex-
penditure of moneys; declaring their property to be tax-ex-
empt and providing for the cancellation of outstanding taxes;
declaring the creation of said commission to be for county
purposes.
By a tvo-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 39-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to legalize, ratify, validate and
confirm Acts and proceedings of Bond Trustees and Boards
of County Commissioners, done, had or taken under the pro-
visions of Chapter 13805, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929, in
transferring and paying over to trustees of special tax school
districts, moneys received from the sale of bonds of special
road and bridge districts.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
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Senate Bill No. 40-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the diversion and
use of tax moneys collected in Volusia County, State of Flor-
ida, for the year 1929 upon a levy or assessment made to pay
principal and interest upon bonds to be issued under Chapter
13497, Acts of 1927, Laws of the State of Florida, creating the
New Smyrna-Coronado Beach Special Road and Bridge Dis-
trict in Volusia County, Florida, for the purpose of paying
principal and/or interest coupons upon any bonds and/or time
warrants issued and ov, outstanding under and by virtue of
Chapter 9657, Acts of 1923, Laws of the State of Florida,
and/or Chapter 11280, Acts of 1925, Laws of the State of
of Florida, and/or Chapter 13513, Acts of 1927, Laws of the
of Florida, and/or Chapter 15313, Acts of 1927, Laws of the
State of Florida; providing the method and manner of paying
such tax moneys, and authorizing the treasurer of the State
of Florida as county treasurer ex-officio, the Comptroller as
Secretary of the Board of Administration of the State of Flor-
ida, and the Board of Administration of the State of Florida
and its officers to do and perform all necessary acts for the
purpose of paying said moneys as authorized; and providing
for the repeal of all laws in conflict herewith.
Notice of Publicatio-i attached to bill.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 45-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1984, Compiled
General Laws of Florida, 1927, being Section 1308, Revised
General Statutes of Florida, 1920, relating to the number of
copies of statutes and disposition thereof.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 46-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 421, Compiled
General Laws of Florida, 1927, being Section 364, Revised Gen-
eral Statutes of Florida, 1920, as amended by Section 15, Chap-
ter 13761, Laws of Florida, Session 1929, relating to sworn
statements of campaign expenses.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was not given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 49-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating the Sumter County
Development Commission; designating the officials of said
commission; prescribing their tenure of office; prescribing
their powers and duties; providing for the manner or method
of handling'the affairs of said commission; authorizing the in-
currence of indebtedness under certain conditions, and the ex-
penditure of moneys; declaring the property to be tax exempt
and providing for the cancellation of outstanding taxes; de-
claring their creation of said commission to be for county
purposes.
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. 34-XX, 45-XX, and 46-XX, con-
tained in the above message, were read the first time by their
title and referred to the Committee on Miscellaneous Legis-
lation.
And Senate Bills No's. 32-XX and 33-XX, contained in the
above message, were read the first time by their titles and were
referred to the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
And Senate Bills No's. 39-XX and 40-XX, contained in the
above message, were read the first time by their titles and
were placed on the Local Calendar.
And Senate Bills No's. 31-XX, 35-XX and 40-XX, contained
in the above report, were ordered returned to the Senate.
Mr. Barrow moved that the rules be waived and that Senate
Bill No. 1-XX be now taken up and considered.



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Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 1-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the issuance and
sale of bonds in the sum of $50,000.00 by Special Tax School
District No. 2 of Okaloosa County, Florida; and providing the
manner of issuance and sale and method of payment of such
bonds by the Board of Public Instruction of Okaloosa County,
Florida, for the exclusive use of the public free schools within
said Special Tax School District No. 2 to acquire funds with
which to retire outstanding bonds of said district and to erect
and equip a public school building in said district; and au-
thorizing the said Board of Public Instruction of Okaloosa
County, Florida, to call an election giving notice thereof in
said special tax school district for the qualified electors of
.said district to vote upon the proposition of ratifying and ap-
proving this said Act as a special or local law; and authorizing
said Board of Public Instruction of Okaloosa County, Florida,
to call an election and providing notice thereof in said Special
Tax School District No. 2 for the purpose of the qualified
electors residing in said special tax school district who are
free holders to vote upon the proposition whether the said
bonds shall be issued; and providing the terms of payment,
the denominations, dates of maturity and interest of said
bonds; and authorizing the said Board of Public Instruction
of Okaloosa County, Florida, for said Special Tax School Dis-
trict No. 2 to create a sinking fund to pay the principal and
interest of said bonds as same shall mature; and providing
for interest and a sinking fund by annual tax to be levied,
issued and collected each and every year on all property in
the said Special Tax School District No. 2 of Okaloosa County,
Florida, subject to taxation.
Was taken up.
Mr. Barrow moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 1-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 1-XX was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Barrow moved that the rules be further waived and that
Senate Bill No. 1-XX 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-XX 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,
Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Fin-
layson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Home (Jackson),
Horne (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy,
Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe,
Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist),
Moon (Citrus), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page,
Parker, Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts. Robineau, Rowe, Rog-
ers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed. Stewart, Strick-
land, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Bre-
vard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, War-
ner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, Whitman, Wicker,
Wood, Yearty, Zim-88.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Barrow moved that the rules be further waived and that
Senate Bill No. 1-XX be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 1-XX was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
Mr. Madison moved that the House of Representatives do
now adjourn.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at 1:05 P. M., the House of Representatives stood
adjourned until 10 o'clock A. M., Tuesday, July 14th.













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TUESDAY, JULY 14, 1931
The House of Representatives was called to order by the Chapter 8540 of Acts of 1921, Chapter 9303 of Acts of 1923,.
Speaker at 10:00 o'clock A. M. Chapter 10202 of Acts of 1925, Chapter 12194 of Acts of 1927,
The roll was called and the following members answered to and Chapter 13758 of Acts of 1929, relating to duties of pilots
their names: commission, examination, licensing, appointment and number
Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass, Beas- of pilots.
ley, Black. Booth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
Douglas. Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan,
Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jackson), Horne (Madison), Kanner, By Messrs. Mason and Page of Escambia-
Keen,. Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm House Bill No. 163-XX:
Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Rob- A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the expenditures
erts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, and disbursements of moneys derived from gasoline taxes
Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Toma- placed to the credit of certain of the several counties of the
sello, Traminell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, State of Florida, having a population of not less than (53,000),
Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, nor more than (61,000) and conferring certain powers, author-
Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Yearty, Zim-84. ity, directions and duties upon the State Board of Adminis-
A quorum present. tration with reference thereto, where the said counties are
Prayer by the Chaplain. not now or may not hereafter be in'default for bonds issued
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with. for the construction of roads and may not have now or may
The Journal of the House of Representatives for Monday, not hereafter be in default for bonds issued for the construc-
July 13th, was corrected, and as corrected was approved. tion of roads and may not have now or hereafter any further
State roads to be built.
The Chair announced that Mr. Bloodworth would be excused Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
from attendance upon the House Session today account of Local Calendar.
being ill. By Messrs. Madison of Duval and Moon of Marion-
House Bill No. 164-XX:
By Mr. Burnett of Madison- The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
House Resolution No. 19-XX: vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
RESOLUTION OF RESPECT A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5086, of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida, 1920, the same being
WHEREAS, it has pleased Almighty God to remove from the Section 7188 of the Compiled General Statutes of Florida,
trials of life Mrs. Mary E. Teague, and Mrs. John M. Fowler; 1927, as amended by House Bill Number 951, Laws of 1931,
and, relating to and defining the meaning of pugilistic exhibition.
WHEREAS, Mrs. Teague is the Mother, and Mrs. Fowler the Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
Mother-in-law of our very highly esteemed and respected col- the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
league and friend, Hon. Sam E. Teague; and
WHEREAS, We can in a measure at least feel the loss and By Mr. Wood of Liberty-
bereavement of our friend in this sad hour; now, therefore, House Bill No. 165-XX:
BE IT RESOLVED, that we bow in humble submission to The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
the will of Him who doeth all things well. vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
'AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we as a body ex- A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the expenditure and
tend to Hon. Sam E. Teague our heartfelt sympathy and con- disbursement of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed to
dolence; and further, the credit of the several counties of the State of Florida having
RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be signed by the a population of not less, than 4,020 and not more than 4,120,
Chief Clerk and Speaker and delivered to Mr. Teague and his according to the last preceding State or Federal census, and
immediate family, conferring certain power, authority, directions and duties upon
Which was read. the State Board of Administration with reference thereto.
Mr. Burnett moved that the rules be waived and that the Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Resolution be now considered. Local Calendar.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote. By Mr. Moon of Marion
Mr. Burnett moved the adoption of the Resolution. ue l 6 -
Which was agreed to. House Bill No. 166-XX:
Wich n was agree d to. The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
The Resolution was adopted, vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS A bill tq be entitled An Act to amend Section 11 of House
Bill No. 165-X Laws of Florida First Extraordinary Session
By Mr. Beasley of Hernando- A. D. 1931, the said House Bill being, "An Act to abolish the
House Bill No. 161-XX: present municipal government of the Town of Anthony, in
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds Marion County, State of Florida, and to create, establish, and
vote of the members of the House of Representatives. constitute a Board of Trustees for the creditors of said Town
A bill to be entitled An Act prescribing the limitation of of Anthony and to name the members thereof, and establish,
taxes to be assessed for roads and bridges in the several coun- fix and define the jurisdiction, powers, privileges, and duties
ties of the State of Florida, having a population of not less of said Board of Trustees, if and only when ratified by a ma-
than 4940 or more than 5000, according to the Federal cen- jority vote of the qualified electors voting at an election duly
sus of 1930. called and held for that purpose by the Town of Anthony in
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on Marion County. Florida." which Act was approved by the
the Local Calendar. Governor June 26, A. D 1931, by fixing the date.of the elec-
tion provided for by said Section 11 of said House Bill and by
By Mr. Albury of Monroe- fixing the qualifications of the persons entitled to vote at said
House Bill No. 162-XX: election and designating the persons who shall conduct said
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds election, and providing for the payment of the costs of hold-
vote of the members of the House of Representatives. ing said election.
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2463 of the Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Revised General Statutes of Florida, (1920) as amended by Local Calendar.
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By Mr. Moon of Marion-
House Bill No. 167-XX:
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 Samuel
Simons Savage of Ocala, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Messrs. Caldwell and West of Santa Rosa-
House Bill No. 168-XX:
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 expenditure and
disbursement of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed to
the credit of the several counties of the State of Florida having
a population of not less than 14,000 and not more than 14,500,
according to the last preceding State or Federal census, and
conferring certain power, authority, directions and duties upon
the State Board of Administration with reference thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Prine of Polk-
House Bill No. 169-XX:
The introduction of which was agreed to by two-thirds vote.
A bill to be entitled An Act to cancel Tax Sale Certificate
Number 3300, issued July 7th, 1930, to the State of Florida
by tax collector of Polk County, Florida, for unpaid State,
county and district taxes for the year 1929.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 170-XX:
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 making an appropriation out of
the General Revenue Fund of the State of Florida for the
payment of salaries and expenses of the State Racing Com-
mission as provided in Senate Bill No. 361 passed at the Regu-
lar Session of the Legislature of 1931; said appropriation not
to exceed $25,000.00, and providing for the reimbursement of
the General Revenue Fund for all moneys so used under this
appropriation as and when funds are deposited with the State
Treasurer under the provisions of the above named Senate
Bill No. 361, and providing that this Act shall not be effective
after March First 1932.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Walker of Wakulla-
House Bill No. 171-XX:
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 expenditure and
disbursement of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed
to the credit of the several counties of the State of Florida
having a population of not less than 5200 and not more than
5500, according to the last preceding State or Federal census,
and conferring certain power, authority, directions and duties
upon the State Board of Administration with reference thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Brock of Washington-
House Bill No. 172-XX:
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 expenditure and
disbursement of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed
to the credit of the several counties of the State of Florida
having a population of not less than 12,100 and of not more
than 12,300, according to the last preceding State or Federal
census, and conferring certain power, authority, directions
and duties upon the State Board of Administration with ref-
erence thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Brock of Washington-
House Bill No. 173-XX:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
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water fish in counties of the State of Florida having a popu-
lation of not more than 12,300 and not less than 12,100, ac-
cording to the last State or Federal census, and providing a
penalty for the violation hereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.

By Mr. Harrell of Hamilton-
House Bill, No. 174-XX:
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 expenditure and
disbursement of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed to
the credit of the several counties of the State of Florida hav-
ing a population of not less than 9425 and not more than 9500,
according to the last preceding State or Federal census, and
conferring certain powers, authority, directions and duties
upon the State Board of Administration with reference there-
to.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
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., July 13, 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. 98-XX):
An Act relating to the City of West Palm Beach in Palm
Beach County, Florida; to validate, ratify and confirm the
cancellation of storm sewer and boulevard light assessment
liens within said city; to validate, ratify and confirm all acts
and doings of the City Commission of said city in vacating,
setting aside and annulling assessment liens levied for the cost
of construction and installation of storm sewers and/or boule-
vard lights within said city; authorizing said city to refund
all payments made on account of assessment liens levied and
assessed for or on account of the construction and installa-
tion of storm sewers and/or boulevard lights within said city;
authorizing said city to issue certificates of indebtedness to
refund such payments made on account of such assessment
liens; providing the manner in which such certificates of in-
debtedness may be used, and for other purposes.
Be leave to report that the same have this day been pre-
sented to the Governor for hit approval.
Very respectfully,
ISOM BEASLEY,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the Part of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscella-
neous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:

Senate Bill No. 84-XX:
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, relating
to designation of legal holidays.

Offers the following amendment:
In Section 1, second paragraph of indented portion thereof,
line 1, after the word "holiday," insert the following: "other
than the first day of the week"
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass as amended by the Committee.
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Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe and
Dann.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 84-XX, together with amendment, con-
tained in above report, was placed on the Calendar of Bills on
second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscella-
neous Legislation, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 139-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act declaring and establishing as a
State road that certain paved highway in Sarasota County,
Florida, described as follows: Beginning at a point on State
Road Number Five South of the Town of Venice, Florida, and
extending South to the Town of Englewood, Florida; thence
East to the Myakka River.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples and Bledsoe.
Nays-Mr. Dann.
Absent-Mr. West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 139-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.

Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscella-
neous Legislation, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:

Senate Bill No. 88-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2212, Revised
General Statutes of Florida, 1920, the same also being Section
3523, Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, the same being
"An Act providing for the examination by the Board of Phar-
macy and qualifications of applicants as amending Chapter
10201, Acts of 1925. Revised General Statutes of Florida, and
providing that all graduates of Schools of Pharmacy of the
University of Florida or the Florida State College for Women
shall be admitted to the practice of Pharmacy in the State of
Florida."
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples and Bledsoe.
Nays-Mr. Dann.
Absent-Mr. West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 88-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscella-
neous Legislation, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:



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Senate Bill No. 23-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act designating, declaring and estab-
lishing as State roads certain highways in Indian River Coun-
ty, Florida.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe and
Dann.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 23-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.

Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:

Senate Bill No. 42-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing governing boards
of the respective drainage districts to clean out and remove
water hyacinths, weeds, grasses and other vegetation from
canals, ditches, and other waterways by the use of poisonous
substances, and providing that said drainage districts shall
compensate the owners of animals killed or injured by such
use of poisonous substances.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Peeples and Dann.
Nays-Messrs. Wester and Bledsoe.
Absent-Mr. West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 42-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:

Senate Bill No. 41-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring the Boards of County
Commissioners of the several counties of the State of Florida
and the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions of the
State of Florida to provide, install, maintain and/or rent in
the several counties, fireproof vaults and/or compartments for
the keeping, filing and storage of the public records pertain-
ing to the various and sundry offices of the county officials
of each county of said State and of the several departments
of State Government; and prescribing a penalty for the viola-
tion of this Act.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Peeples and Dann.
Nays-Messrs. Wester and Bledsoe.
Absent-Mr. West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 41-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.

Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:











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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
Senate Bill No. 75-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act empowering and directing the
State Board of Education of the State of Florida to grant and
transfer to the United States of America, a right-of-way
through .the submerged, semi-submerged and marsh lands,
islands and/or uplands to be traversed by an inland waterway
following the Coastal route from Jacksonville, Florida, to
Miami, Florida, to be constructed by the United States, pur-
suant to Act of Congress duly approved by the President of
the United States on January 21st, 1927, in accordance with
the report submitted in House Document No. 586, Sixty-ninth
Congress of the United States, Second Session, and providing
that certain submerged lands now property of the State of
Florida when raised above water by deposit of excavated ma-
terial shall become the property of the United States.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
"Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe and
Dann.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. West,
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 75-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscellan-
eous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House..of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 52-XX:
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.
Have had the same under, consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe and
Dann.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 52-XX, contained in the above report,
was placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscellan-
eous Legislation, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
Senate Bill No. 85-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the registration
with the Bureau of Vital Statistics of all birth certificates
heretofore filed with any municipality in the State of Florida,
which have not heretofore been registered with the State
Registrar.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:



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Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe and
Dann.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 85-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscellan-
eous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 60-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 5194 of the
Laws of Florida, entitled "An Act to prohibit the fraudulent
use and wilful waste of electricity, gas or water, and the fraud-
ulent or wilful tampering with or injury of meters intended
to measure electricity, gas or water.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe and
Dann.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 60-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscellan-
eous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 102-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to State employees and
defining the qualifications of those to hold positions of em-
ployment in Florida, the salary of which comes wholly or in
part from State funds.
Offers the following amendment:
In Section 2, sub-paragraph (a), change the period at end
thereof to a semi-colon and add the word "or".
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass as amended by the Committee.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe and
Dann.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 102-XX, together with amendment, con-
tained in above report, was placed on the Calendar of Bills
on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 96-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, designate and estab-
lish a certain State road.










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Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples, Bledsoe and
Dann.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 96-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee; Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 95-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the county boards
of public instruction of the several counties of the State of
Florida to borrow money; providing a rate of interest, and
limiting the amount of such money so to be borrowed to 80%
of the estimated revenue accruing.
Offers the following amendment:
Change the word and figure "Section 2" to read "Section
3", and insert the following as Section 2:
"Section 2: All laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith
are hereby repealed."
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass, as amended by the Committee.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples and Bledsoe.
Nays-Mr. Dann.
Absent-Mr. West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 95-XX, together with amendment, con-
tained in above report, was placed on the Calendar of Bills
on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:

Senate Bill No. 79-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and empowering
the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions of the State
of Florida, the State Board of Control of the State of Florida,
and the State Board of Education of the State of Florida, to
provide equipment for the lessening of the fire hazard and the
rate of fire insurance on State owned buildings, and providing'
for the payment therefore.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp and Nordman.
Nays-Messrs. Wester, Peeples and Dann.
Absent-Messrs. Bledsoe and West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 79-XX, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:



July 14, 1931



House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
Senate Bill No. 97-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 5194 of the
Laws of Florida, entitled "An Act to prohibit the fraudulent
use and wilful waste of electricity, gas or water, and the fraud-
ulent or wilful tampering with or injury of meters Intended
to measure electricity; gas or water."
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples and Dann.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Bledsoe and West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 97-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 109-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting and making unlawful
the employment or the appointment of any member of the
Legislature of the State of Florida to any position coming
under the jurisdiction of any officer, board, bureau or com-
mission of the State of Florida, which position carries with
it directly or indirectly any compensation whatsoever during
the term of office for which such member of the Legislature
was elected, and making it unlawful for any such member of
the Legislature to accept any such employment or appoint-
ment, or to hold any such position; providing for exemptions
to such prohibition; and other matters relating thereto.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Nordman, Wester and Dann.
Nays-Messrs. Sapp and Peeples.
Absent-Messrs. Bledsoe and'West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 109-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 104-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting State employees from
obtaining leave of absence from one department or office of
the State Government to work temporarily in any other po-
sition for the State of Florida.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Nordman, Wester, Peeples and Dann.
Nays-Mr. Sapp.
Absent-Messrs. Bledsoe and West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.



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And House Bill No. 104-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931,
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 114-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act designating the Attorney General
'of the State of Florida as Attorney and Counsel for the Board
of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State
of Florida and requiring the Attorney General of this State
to serve as and discharge the duties of Attorney and Counsel
for the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund
'of the State of Florida; authorizing the appointment or em-
ployment by the Attorney General of one assistant in addi-
tion to those already appointed or employed, and providing
for the duties and compensation of said additional assistant.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples and Dann.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Bledsoe and West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 114-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscel-
laneous Legislation, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 110-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the amount of tax to be
paid by persons receiving appointment as Notary Public in the
State of Florida before the issuance of commission by the
Secretary of State.

Offers the following amendment:
In Section 1, line 3, strike out the words "three dollars"
:and insert in. lieu thereof'the following: "five dollars".
Have had the same under consideration, and, recommend
that the same do. pass as amended by the Committee.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples and Dann.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Bledsoe and West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
And House Bill No. 110-XX, together with amendment, con-
tained in above report, was placed on the Calendar of'Bills on
:second reading.

Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscella-
neous Legislation, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
.Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 118-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the consolidation of
State banks and Trust companies with National banks; de-
claring the effect of the consolidation on the property and
property rights of such Acts and providing for the succession
tof trust powers of the one bank to the other.
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Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples and Dann.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Bledsoe and West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 118-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
SMr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on NMiscella-
neous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 89-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the time within which
claims or demands against the estate of a decedent shall be
presented for payment, prescribing that such claim or demand
shall contain the post office address of such claimant, pre-
scribing the person to whom, and the place at which, the same
shall be presented, providing for the filing and docketing
thereof by the County Judge; Providing that claims or de-
mands not so presented within said time shall be barred by
limitation and providing a method of determining and ad-
judicating the validity of invalidity of such claims or any part
thereof.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples and Dann.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Bledsoe and West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 89-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscella-
neous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 90-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act regulating to an interpleader
where the same fund is claimed by another and authorizing
theta deposit of such fund in the registry of the court.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples and Dann.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Bledsoe and West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 90-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscella-
neous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:

Senate Bill No. 63-XX:
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assessors for taxes for assessing special taxes and special tax
district taxes in counties having a population between seventy
thousand (70,000) and one hundred thousand (100,000).
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples and Dann.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Bledsoe and West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 63-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on seecond reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscella-
neous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 135-XX:
A bill to be enttiled 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.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Nordman, Wester, Peeples and Dann.
Nays-Mr. Sapp.
Absent-Messrs. Bledsoe and West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 135-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Sapp of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Miscella-
neous Legislation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 143-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to biennium reports of
the various executive departments of the State of Florida, the
contents and disposition of same.
(NOTE: After the vote on this bill had been taken, as below
recorded, upon motion of Mr. Wester, the Committee unani-
mously directed the Chairman to specially request that this bill
be placed on the Special Order Calendar.)
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Sapp, Nordman, Wester, Peeples and Dann.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Bledsoe and West.
Very respectfully,
J. M. SAPP,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 143-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that a committee of three be
appointed to escort Hon. Marion B. Jennings, former member
of the House to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Mathews (Duval),
Keen and Watson on such committee who escorted Mr. Jen-
nings to the rostrum.
Mrs. Fuller asked unanimous consent to withdraw House
Bill No. 40-XX.
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Mr. Poppell moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 160-XX be now taken up and considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And-
House Bill No. 160-XX:
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 for taxes for assessing special taxes and special tax
district taxes in counties having a population between 6,800
and 7,250.
Was taken up.
Mr. Poppell moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 160-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 160-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Poppell moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 160-XX 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. 160-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, 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, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm
Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval),
Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Mor-
ton, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell, Prine,
Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge,
Smith, Steed, Stewart, Strickland, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Tom-
asello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright,
Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, West-
er, West, Whitman, Wicker, Yearty, Zim-84.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Poppell moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 160-XX be immediately certified to the
Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 160-XX was ordered immediately certi-
fied to the Senate.
CONSIDERATION OF THE SPECIAL ORDER CALENDAR
House Bill No. 25-XX:
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 col-
lecting and enforcing the same.
Was taken up.
Mr. Wood moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 25-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 25-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Taylor of Gadsden offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 25-XX:
In Section 31, Page 39, typewritten bill, strike out lines 4 to
10 inclusive, and insert in lieu thereof the following:
PROFESSIONS.-Each and every practitioner of law, medi-
cine, osteopathy, chiropractic, pediatry, chiropodist, dentistry,
optician, optometrist, masseur, embalmer, surveyor, civil, me-
chanical, hydraulic or electrical engineer or architect and
every other practitioner of any profession, the members of
which charge for their services as such and the validity of
whose right to practice shall depend upon their having been
duly licensed so to do under the laws of Florida shall pay a
State license tax of Twenty ($20.00) Dollars.
Mr. Taylor moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Taylor of Gadsden, offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 25-XX:
In Section 31, page 36, lines 19 and 20 (typewritten bill),
strike out the words: "place of business" and insert in lieu of
the following: "County in which such dealer transacts busi-
ness"
Mr. Taylor moved the adoption of the amendment.
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Mr, Taylor of Gadsden, offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 25-XX:
In Section 31, page 21 (typewritten bill), strike out lines 22
and 23.
Mr. Taylor moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Taylor of Gadsden, offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 25-XX:
In Section 31, page 23 (typewritten bill), strike out lines 15
to 21, inclusive.
Mr. Taylor moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Taylor of Gadsden, offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 25-XX:
In Section 31, line 7, page 29 (typewritten bill), strike out
lines 7 to 12 inclusive.
Mr. Taylor moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Taylor of Gadsden, offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 25-XX:
In Section 31, line 5, page 26, strike out the words: Place of
Business and insert in lieu thereof the following: Permanent
live stock sales stable.
Mr. Taylor moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Parker of Leon offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 25-XX:
Strike out the enacting clause.
Mr. Parker 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, Barrow, Bass, Booth, Brown, Bur-
nett, Caldwell, Coffee, Dann, Douglas, Elliott, Finlayson, Ful-
ler, Home (Jackson), Home (Madison), Kendrick, Lewis
(Palm Beach), Lindler, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus
(Gilchrist), Morton, McKenzie, Page, Parker, Peeples, Robi-
neau, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Trammell (Calhoun),
Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, Wester, West,
Whitman, Yearty-40.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Beasley,
Black, Blount, Brock, Bullard, Chappell, Collier, Davis, Dur-
rance, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Kanner, Keen, Kelly,
Kennedy, Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lowe, Madison, Moon (Cit-
rus), Moon (Marion), McRory, Nordman, Poppell, Roberts,
Rowe, Sapp, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard). Wainwright, Westbrook,
Wicker. Wood. Zim-45.
The motion to adopt the amendment was not agreed to.
Messrs. Madison of Duval and Chappell of Dade offered
the following amendment to House Bill No. 25-XX:
In Section 31, page 12 at the end of the page and as part
of the sub-section imposing a license tax on automobile tire
and tube dealer., add a separate paragraph as follows:
"Pro'ided, how ever, that any person, firm or corporation
sellne iaulomobile tires and tubes. but engaged principally
in the autonmoule garage business and paying the license tax
required for automobile garages, shall be required to pay in
addition only 25 per cent of the license tax above provided,
for the privilege of selling automobile tires and tubes at such-
automobile garage."
Mr. Madison' moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Watson of Hillsborough offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 25-XX:
In Section 17, page 5, "Except that manufacturers licenses
provided for herein shall entitle the licensee to sell his manu-
factured products to wholesale and retail merchants through-
out the State without the payment of special license fees
therefore '
Mr. Watson moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Taylor 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 roll call being demanded on the motion to adopt the
amendment, upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Barrow, Bass, Beasley,
Booth, Brown, Burnett, Caldwell, Coffee, Collier, Dann, El-
liott, Finlayson, Fuller, Home (Jackson), Home (Madison),
Kendrick, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Madison, Ma-
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ineau, Rowe, Shackelford, Sledge, Trammell (Brevard),
Trammell (Calhoun), Walker, Ward, Watson, Wentworth,.
Wester, West, Whitman, Yearty, Zim-42.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Andrews, Black, Blount, Brock,
Bullard, Davis, Durrance, Goff, Hagan, Kanner, Keen, Kelly,
Kennedy, Larson, Lindler, Lowe, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon
(Citrus), Moon (Marion), McRory. Poppell, Prine, Roberts,
Rogers, Sapp, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor,
Teague, Tomasello, Wainwright, Warner, Westbrook, Wicker,,
Wood-41.
The motion to adopt the amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Mathews of Duval offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 25-XX:
Page 22, line 14, strike out the figures $250.00 and insert
in lieu thereof the following: $10.00.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved the adoption of the amend-
ment.
Mr. Taylor moved that the amendment be laid on the table.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to lay on the
table the amendment, upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Beasley,
Blount, Bullard, Burnett, Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Davis,
Douglas, Durrance, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell,
Holmes, Home (Jackson), Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen,
Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lewis
(Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion),
McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Roberts, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Shackelford, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Tea-
gue, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Wainwright, Ward, War-
ner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman,
Wicker, Wood, Zim-61.
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Barrow, Bass, Black, Booth, Brock.
Brown, Caldwell, Dann, Elliott, Madison, Mason, Mathews
(Duval), Morton, Page, Parker, Poppell, Prine, Robineau,
Sledge, Walker, Yearty-21.
The motion to lay on the table the amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Wood moved that House Bill No. 25-XX, as amended,
be referred to the Committee on Engrossed Bills.
Mr. Albury moved as a substitute that further consideration
of House Bill No. 25-XX be indefinitely postponed.
Which Substitute motion was ruled out of order on the
point that the motion to refer takes precedence over the mo-
tion to indefinitely postpone.
The question recurred on the motion to refer House Bill No.
25-XX to the Committee on Engrossed Bills.
Mr. Watson moved that the motion to refer 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-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Booth, Brock, Brown, Burnett, Caldwell, Coffee,
Dann, Davis, Douglas, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller. Goff, Hagan,
Horne (Jackson), Home (Madison), Kendrick, Lea (Manatee),
Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Du-
val), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Morton, McKenzie, Page, Parker.
Peeples, Prine, Robineau, Rowe, Sledge, Trammell (E ..
Trammell (Calhoun), Walker, Ward, Watson, Wentworth,
Wester, Yearty-48.
Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Blount, Bullard, Chappell,. Collier,
Durrance, Harrell, Holmes, Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Kennedy,
Larson, Lowe, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), McRory, Nord-
man, Roberts, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Steed, Sitewart.
Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello VWainwright. \VWrner,
Westbrook, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Zim-36.
The motion to lay on the table the motion to refer
Bill No. 25-XX to the Committee on Engrossed Bills w-
to.
Mr. Watson of Hillsborough offered the following
ment to House Bill No. 25-XX:
On page 35 immediately following the first paragraph
of and as a continuation thereof, insert:
"Manufacturers of mattresses shall pay a license tax
One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars per year in each court
a factory is maintained."
Mr. Watson moved the adoption of the amendment.
Pending consideration thereof, Mr. Mason moved that
their consideration of House Bill No. 25-XX, together
amendments, be indefinitely postponed.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to in "-
postpone, upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Albury, Barrow, Bass, Booth, Brown,
Caldwell, Coffee, Dann, Douglas, Elliott, Finlayson,
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(Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Madison, Mason,
Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Morton, McKenzie,
Page, Parker, Peeples, Prine, Robineau, Shackelford, Sledge,
Trammell (Calhoun), Walker, Ward, Watson, Wester, West,
Yearty-41.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Beasley,
Black, Blount, Brock, Bullard, Chappell, Collier, Davis, Dur-
rance, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Kennedy,
Larson, Lowe, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), McRory, Nord-
man, Poppell, Roberts, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Smith, Steed,
Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell
(Brevard), Wainwright, Warner, Westbrook, Whitman, Wicker,
Wood, Zim-46.
The motion to indefinitely postpone was not agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion to adopt the amend-
ment.
Which was agreed to.
The amendment was adopted.
Mr. Robineau of Dade offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 25-XX:
On page 12, (typewritten bill), strike out entire paragraph
entitled "Automobile Tire and Tube Business" except the
Madison and Chappell amendment, and insert in lieu thereof
the following:
AUTOMOBILE TIRE, AND TUBE DEALERS. Every per-
son or corporation engaged in retail automobile tire and tube
business in the State of, Florida shall pay a license tax as
follows for each place of business: In counties having a
population less than 2,000, $5.00; in counties having a popu-
lation more than 2,000 and less than 5,000, $10.00; in counties
having a population more than 5,000 and less than 15,000,
$20.00; in counties having a population more than 15,000 and
less than 30,000, $30.00; in counties having a population more
than 30,000 and less than 50,000, $40.00; in counties having
a population more than 50,000 and. less than 75,000, $60.00;
in counties having a population over 75,000, $80.00.
Mr. Robineau moved the adoption of the amendment.

Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Parker of Leon offered the following substitute amend-
ment to House Bill No. 25-XX:
On page 12, strike out the words "Automobile Tire and
Tube. Dealers" and all thereafter on pages 12 and 13. of the
bill relating thereto.
Mr. Parker moved the adoption of the substitute amend-
ment.
Mr. Taylor 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, upon call of the roll the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Beasley,
Brock, Brown, Bullard, Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Da-
las, Durrance, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Kanner, Keen,
Kiennedy, Larson, Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mattheus
(Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), McRory, Nord-
Poppell, Roberts, Rowe, Rogers. Sapp, Shackelford,
Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello,
I (Brevard), Wainwright, Warner, Watson, Went-
Westbrook, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Zim-53.
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Bass, Black, Booth, Burnett, Cald-
Dann, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Home (Jackson), Home
), Kendrick, Lea (Manatee), Mason, Mathews (Du-
Page, Parker, Peeples, Prine, Sledge, Trammell (Cal-
Walker, Ward, Wester, West, Yearty-26.
The motion to lay the substitute amendment on the table
agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion to adopt the original
nt.
Pending consideration thereof.
Mr. Chappell of Dade, offered the following amendment to
Amendment to House Bill No. 25-XX:
Add at the end of amendment the following: Dealers in
e tires and tubes shall pay one-half the above
for each and every branch store.
Mr. Chappell moved the adoption of the amendment to the
at.
SPending consideration thereof the hour of one o'clock P. M.
arrived the House of Representatives stood adjourned
3 o'clock this afternoon.



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AFTERNOON SESSION
The House of Representatives was called to order by the
Speaker at three o'clock P. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews, Barrow,
Bass, Bledsoe, Booth, Blount, Brown, Bullard, Caldwell, Chap-
pell, Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott,
Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jack-
son), Horne (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick.
Kennedy, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach). Lindler. Lowe,
Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheu. 'Gilchrlrtv,
Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McRory, Nordman,
Page, Parker, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers,
Sapp, Shackelford, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Tay-
lor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Cal-
houn), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Went-
worth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,
Yearty, Zim-81.
A quorum present.
CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED. BUSINESS
Consideration of House Bill No. 25-XX:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the membeT 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 col-
lecting and enforcing the same.
Pending on motion to adopt amendment to an amendment,
under consideration at time of adjournment at one o'clock to-
day with Mr. Taylor on the floor.
Was resumed.
Following is the amendment to the amendment:
Mr. Chappell of Dade offered the following amendment to
the amendment to House Bill No. 25-XX:
Add at the end of a medment the following: "Dealers in
automobile tires and tubes shall pay one-half the above
amount for each and every branch store,"
Mr. Chappell moved the adoption of the amendment to the
amendment.
Mr. Taylor moved that the, amendment to the: amendment
be. laid on the table.
Pending consideration thereof Mr. Chappell asked, unani-
mous consent to withdraw his amendment to the amendment.
Which was agreed, to by unanimous consent.
The question: recurred on the motion to adopt the original
amendment by Mr. Robineau.
Which was agreed to.
The amendment was adopted.
Mr. McRory of Seminole and Mr. Rpbineau of Dade og-
fered the following amendment to House. Bill No. 25-XX:
In Section 31, pages 10 and 11 (typed- bill', strike out the
words: Airplanes and Seaplanes.-Each person, firm, or cor-
poration operating an airplane or seaplane for hire or profit
for the purpose of carrying passengers, shall pay a license tax
of $25.00 each airplane or seaplane. No county tax shall be
paid upon the operation of said vehicles.
Mr. McRory 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. Trammell of Brevard offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 25-XX:
On page 45, line 16, after the words "toll bridges" and be-
fore the words "shall pay" insert "other than wood toll
bridges."
Mr. Trammell (Brevard) moved the adoption of the amend-
ment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Trammell of Brevard offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 25-XX:
On page 16, paragraph Book Agents, etc., add: "Provided
that this Act shall not apply to students of any college or
university in this State who presents a written statement
from the President, Principal or Superintendent or Business
Manager of such institution showing he or she is working
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Mr. Trammell moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Taylor moved that the amendment be laid on the table.
Which 'as rnot agreed to.
The question then reurred on the adoption of the amend-
ment.
The'aln'eMhdent 'ws agreed to.
Mr. Robineau of Dade offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 25-XX:
On page 28 'typewritten bill), strike out the entire para-
graph entitled "Fruit Peddlers," and insert in lieu thereof
the following:
FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PEDDLERS. Each person en-
gaged in the business of peddling fruit or vegetables from a
wagon, automobile or truck shall pay an annual license tax
as follows: In each county of 75,000 population or more,
$100.00; in each county having a population of less than
75,000 and more than 50,000, $75.00; in each county having
a population of less than 50,000 and more than 25.000. $50.00;
in each county having a population of less than 25,000 and
more than 10,000, $40.00; in each county having a population
less than 10,000 and more than 5,000,, $20.00; in each county
having a population of 5,000 or less,'$10.00. Provided, how-
ever, that /2 the tax.hereby fixed shall be imposed for :each
vehicle over one used by each peddler; ard provided further
that the tax shall not be imposed upon any person or his
immediate family selling fruit or vegetables grown by him
personally in this State.
Mr. Robineau 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.
Messrs. Sledge of Jefferson and Horne of Jackson offered
the following amendment to House Bill No. 25-XX:
In Section 31, page 37, line 24, strike out "$100.00" and
insert in heu thereof the following: "$60.00".
Mr. Sledge 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. Bledsoe of Hillsboroueh. offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 25-XX:
In Section 31, page 36 (typewritten bill), following line 12
and immediately preceding the words "NEWS COMPANIES,"
insert the .following:
"NEWSPAIPRS. Daily newspapers having a circulation of
20,000 or more subscribers shall pay an annual license tax of
$500.00; daily newspapers having a circulation of less than
20,000 and 10,000 or more subscribers shall pay an annual
license tax of $250.00; daily newspapers having a circulation
of less than 10,000 subscribers shall pay an annual license tax
of $100.00. Papers published six days in each week shall, for
the purpose 6f the imposition of this tax, be considered a daily
newspaper.
Weekly newspapers having a circulation of more than 20,000
or more subscribers shall pay an annual license tax of $100.00;
weekly newspapers having a circulation of less than 20,000 and
more than 10.000 subscribers shall pay an annual license tax
of $50.00; weekly newspapers having-a circulation of 10,000 or
less subscribers shall pay an annual license tax of $25.00. All
newspapers not coming within the definition of daily news-
papers as above specified shall pay the license provided for
weekly newspapers.
Mr. Bledsoe moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Taylor moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 25-XX, as amended, be placed upon its third
reading and passage.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to waive the
rules, upon call of the r6ll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Anderson, Barrow, Beasley,
Black, Bledsoe, Blouint. Brown, Bullard, Chappell, Collier, Davis,
Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Har-
rell, Holmes, Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kennedy, Larson,
Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus),
Moon (Marion), McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Prine, Roberts,
Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom,
Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Wainwright,
Walker, Ward, Warner, Wentworth, Westbrook, Whitman,
Wicker, Wood, Zim-60.
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Bass, Booth, Burnett, Cald-
well, Coffee, Dann, Horne (Jackson), Home (Madison), Ken-
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Page, Parker, Robineau, Shackelford, Sledge, Watson, Wester,
West-19.
The motion to waive the rules was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF PAIR
I am paired with Mr. Lee of Highlands. If he were present
he would vote no and I would vote I.
W. S. YEARTY.
And House Bill No. 25-XX, as amended, was read a third
time in full.
Mr. Albury moved the previous question on the final pas-
sage of 'House Bill No. 25-XX.
Which was agreed to.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill ,as amended,
the vote was:
YeI.--Mlr. Speaker; Messrs. Bladk, Bledsoe, Blount, Bullard,
Chapman. Chappell. Collier, Durrance, Hagan, Harrell,
Holmes, Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kennedy, Larson, Moon
(Citrus,, Moon (Marion), McRory, Nordman, Poppell, Rowe,
Rogers, Sapp, Steed, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague, Toma-
sello, Wainwright, Warner, Watson, Westbrook, Wicker, Wood,
Zim-39.
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Bass, Beasley, Booth, Brock,
Brown, Burnett, Caldwell, Coffee, Dann, Davis. Douglas. El-
liott, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Home (Jackson), Hotne 'Madi-
son), Kendrick, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lind-
ler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gil-
christ), Morton, McKenzie, Page, Parker, Peeples, 'Pine, Rob-
erts, Robineau, Shackelford, Sledge, Stewart, Trammell
(Brevard), Walker, Ward, Wentworth, Wester, West, Whit-
man, Yearty-47.
So the bill failed to pass, as amended.
EXPLANATION OF VOTES

I vote No on House Bill No. 25-XX for the following rea-
sons:
First: Tax relief is the crying need of the people of the
State and economy rather than the imposition of new and
additional taxes should be the first step in any program of
tax relief.
Second: There can be no tax relief if we are to continue
to maintain all of the same offices, bureaus and commissions
with the same boom time salaries and before any new and
additional taxes are to be imposed serious effort should be
made to reduce expenses. The same or an enlarged program
of public improvements and road building in times like these
is outrageous and is not in line with any idea of economy or
tax relief.
Third: Sufficient revenue has already been raised, If the
same is properly allocated to provide for the necessities of
the State Government including schools and also to eliminate
State ad 'alorem taxes except the one mill for schools.
Fourth: The necessities of the State Government should
be provided for first before any revenue is appropriated for
minor purposes. Unless the necessities of the State Govern-
ment are provided for and unless, Statt taxes imposed are
first utilized for the purpose of taking care of the needs of
the State Government, we are bound to have a chaotic con-
dition.
Fifth: In a program of tax relief certain things should
be done:
(A) The State Government should be re-organized where-
-by every useless board, bureau and commission vill be -abol-
ish hed and others consolidated It would be ell to consider
the example of the State of Georgia where a serious attempt
is now being made to consolidate some 102 departments,
bureaus and commissions into 17.
(B) Judicial Circuits of the State should be consolidated.
(C) Salaries and commissions of all public officials or
employees including those of the counties should be reduced
to a basis in line with the compensation paid by private
business for similar services.
(D) Construction of new roads is not absolutely necessary
at this time to the welfare of the State. $2.300.000.00 could
very easily be re-allocated from the Road Department to the
General Revenue Fund of the State so that the State ad
valorem taxes could be reduced without the imposition of
any new tax burdens upon the people.
(E) The indebtedness of the political subdivisions of the
State as well as the illegal loans of the State were not ac-
cumulated in a day or in a year and it is impossible for all
of these things to be paid at one time. At the beginning of
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trum that it was unsound from a Constitutional and economic
standpoint for the State to pay the debt of the counties, mu-
nicipalities and districts and he recommended a liberal re-
funding Act. We have already passed such an Act which
will enable the counties and cities to compromise their in-
debtedness. It vould be more to the interest of the taxpayers
to use the State money. for thep actual necessities of the State
Government rather than attempt to use any part of the same
for the purpose of paying debts of the counties and districts
and thereby making it necessary for the State to impose new
and additional taxes upon the people to provide for the State
Government.
(F) If the Legislature continues to impose new and ad-
ditional sales taxes upon various commodities, it simply means
that this Legislature will go down in history as "The Sales
Tax Legislature." There is no material difference between
imposing a sales tax upon various commodities by different
h'lls and imposing a general sales tax by one bill. The House
has already passed a most outrageous sales tax bill upon
cigarettes and there are now pending bills to place a sales
tax upon kerosene, an additional sales tax on gasoline,, a sales
tax upon consumption of electricity to be paid by the con-
sumer and a sales tax upon so-called luxuries. The imposi-
tion of all these tax burdens upon the people appears to be
in compliance with the insatiable demands of the officials
that the Legislature impose new and additional tax burdens
so that the officials may have more money to spend. These
new taxes will provide more money than is needed and will
simply encourage the officers in their program of waste and
extravagance.
(G, Rather than impose these new and additional taxes
upon the people it is more vital and essential that the Gov-
ernment be. brought back to the people by being brought
back to the Constitution. It is true that some of our high
officials state that this is no time to consider the Constitu-
tion, but this document was adopted for the protection of the
people and it is more important that we require public offi-
cials to keep their oaths of office to support, protect and
defend the Constitution than it is to take all of our time
attempting to find new ways to impose tax burdens upon the
people.
(H) In the face of opposition from public officials and
employees; in the face of the demands of the Road Depart-
ment and other departments of the Government for more
money to spend it is very difficult to bring about any econo-
my in Government and it is very difficult in view of existing
conditions to require the officials to live within the law or
the Constitution. However, we have faith in the justice and
righteousness of our cause and are confident that in the end
right and justice will prevail. JOHN E. MATHEWS.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE ON HOUSE BILL No. 25-XX
I vote aye because a license tax is a proper taxation measure,
and the increases imposed do not seem to be prohibitive. With
the additional moneys raised under this occupational license
tax law; if the legislature will transfer 1 cent of gasoline tax
from Road Department to General Revenue Fund, the State's
revenue necessary for maintenance is certainly provided.
J. W. WATSON.
Hillsborough.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote no for the reason that I think the license fees im-
posed in some instances are to high and in these depressed
times I think it unwise to impose higher taxes or fees.
W. A. WEST.

EXPLANATION OF MY VOTE.

I oppose further burdens of taxation to be played upon the
people until this Legislature can assure them of some relief.
I am sure the taxpayers feel as I do. It's relief we must have
now, and not more burden. Therefore, I vote no upon House
Bill No. 25-XX.
W. W. WESTER,
Of Jackson.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote no because this bill increases the occupational license
taxes on an average of over 100 per cent in times when the
Legislature should be reducing taxation.
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EXPLANATION OF VOTE.
I vote no on House Bill No. 25-XX for the reason that the
tax is not fairly distributed. My further reason is that so far
all our efforts have been only patch work and will not cure
our tax evils. I stand ready to impose almost any tax as an
emergency measure, provided we had passed laws curing our
taxation troubles, or if there were any favorable signs that
such laws would be passed or considered by this Legislature.
JOHN T. LOWE.
Mr. Caldwell in the Chair.
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved that the vote by which House
Bill No. 25-XX failed to pass be now reconsidered.
Mr. Albury moved that the motion be laid on the table.
The roll being demanded on the motion to lay on the table.
Upon call of the roll the, vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass, Beasley,
Booth, Brock, Brown, Burnett, Caldwell, Coffee, Dann, Davis,
Douglas, Elliott, Fuller, Goff, Horne (Jackson), Home (Madi-
son), Kendrick, Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Madison, Mason,
Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Morton, McKenzie,
Page, Parker, Peeples, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Shackelford,
Sledge, Stewart, Walker, Ward, Watson, Wentworth, Wester,
Whitman-43.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Anderson, Black, Bledsoe,
Blount, Bullard, Chapman, Chappell, Collier, Durrance, Fin-
layson, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly,
Kennedy, Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lowe, Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), McRory, Nordman, Poppell Rowe, Rogers, Sapp,
Steed, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell
(Brevard), Wainwright, Warner, Westbrook, West, Wicker,
Wood, Yearty, Zim-45.
The motion to lay the motion on the table was not agreed to.
The question recurred to the motion to now reconsider the
vote by which House Bill No. 25-XX failed to pass.
Pending consideration thereof Mr. Tomasello moved that the
House of Representatives do now adjourn.
Which was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The question recurred on the motion to now reconsider the
vote by which House Bill No. 25-XX failed to pass.
Pending consideration thereof Mr. Taylor moved as a sub-
stitute motion that further Consideration of the motion to re-
consider be postponed until tomorrow (July 15th>.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to postpone
consideration until tomorrow.
Upon call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount, Bul-
lard, Chapman, Chappeli, Collier, Durrance, Hagan, Harrell,
Holmes, Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kennedy, Larson, Lea
(Manatee), Lindler, Lowe, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Cit-
rus), Moon (Marion), McRory, Nordman, Poppell, Rowe, Rog-
ers, Sapp, Smith Steed, Strom, Taylor, Teague; Tomasello,
Trammell (Brevard), Wainwright, Warner, Wentworth, West-
brook, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty. Zim-46.
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Andrews; Barro\w. Bass. Beasley,
Black, Booth, Brock, Brown, Burnett. Caldwell. Coffee. Dann.
Davis, Douglas, Elliott; Finlayson, Fuller. Goff. Home IJack-
son), Horne (Madison), Kendrick, Lewis (Palm Beach), Madi-
son, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Morton, McKenzie, Page, Par-
ker, Peeples, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Shackelford, Sledge,
Stewart, Trammell (Calhoun), Walker, Watson, Wester,
West-43.
The motion to postpone consideration of the motion to re-
consider until tomorrow was agreed to.
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
House Bill No. 160-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to commissions of Coun-
ty Assessors for taxes for assessing special taxes and special
tax district taxes in counties having a population between
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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 House Bill No. 160,XX, contained in the above message,
was referred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.
Mr. G. P. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 13, 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. 125-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to reduce State ad valorem taxes
and abolishing the office of Shell Fish Commisisoner and the
offices of Deputy Shell Fish Commisloners, and transferring
all of the powers and duties heretofore exercised by and all
property in the possession of said Shell Fish Commissioner and
Deputy Shell Fish Commissioners to the Commisisoner of Agri-
culture; Providing for the disposition of all funds, fees or li-
cense taxes accruing under the Laws of the State of Florida
relating to the shell fish industry; and repealing all laws in
conflict with this Act.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Mrs. Fuller; Messrs. Kelly, Blount, Chappell, Rowe,
Larson and Taylor.
Nays-Messrs. Teague, Kanner, Bullard and Wood.
Absent-Messrs. Chapman and Rogers.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 125-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. G. P. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 13, 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. 17-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act prescribing that valuations of
property for municipal taxes shall be upon the same relative
value as last placed thereon by the County Tax Assessor, except
as to property otherwise specified by the municipal equalized
authority, and creating a presumption that the relative value
of property as determined by proper authorities for county
purposes to be true and correct for municipal purposes and
defining the word "relative" for the purposes of this Act.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same be reported without recommendation.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Mrs. Fuller; Messrs. Teague, Kelly, Blount, Chapman,
Chappell, Rowe, Kanner, Rogers, Larson and Bullard.
Nays-Messrs. Taylor and Wood.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No, 17-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. G. P. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 13, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation, to whom was re-
ferred:



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House Bill No. 75-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 10031, General
Laws of Florida, 1925, being an Act to amend Sections 2514,
2515 and 2516 of the Revised General Statutes of Florida 6f
1920, pertaining to "The enumeration of agricultural, horti-
cultural, and live stock, manufacturing, industrial and other
statistics; For the appointment of county enumerators, to de-
fine their duties, provide for their compensation and to define
the duties of the Boards of County Commisisoners in connec-
tion therewith."
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Mrs. Fuller; Messrs. Teague, Kelly, Blount, Chapman,
Chappell, Rowe, Kanner, Rogers, Bullard, Taylor and Wood.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. Larson.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 75-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. G. P. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 13, 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. 119-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 11833 General
Laws of 1927 being an Act to amend Section 4 of Chapter
10029, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925, entitled "An Act to pro-
vide for advertising the resources and possibilities in the State
of Florida through the Bureau of Immigration in the De-
partment of Agriculture."
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Mrs. Fuller, Messrs. Teague, Kelly, Blount, Chapman,
Chappell, Rowe, Kanner, Rogers, Bullard, Taylor and Wood.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. Larson.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 119-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. G. P. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 13, 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. 11-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the levy of an
inheritance and estate tax in the State of Florida on the es-
tates of decedents dying during the times when the so-called
twenty-five per cent, and eighty per cent credit or recapture
clauses in the Federal Estate Tax Laws were in operation
and effect and not within the operation of the inheritance
and estate tax laws enacted at the Regular 1931 Session of
the Legislature of this State; providing for the manner of
payment of such tax and providing for the method of com-
puting and collecting same and foi the enforcement thereof
and for the disposition of the revenues therefrom.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Mrs. Fuller, Messrs. Teague, Blount, Chappell, Rowe,
Kanner, Rogers, BullarL, Taylor and Wood.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Chapman and Larson.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
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And Senate Bill No. 11-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. G. P. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 13, 1931.
Hon. E.'Clay Lewis, Jr..
Speaker of tlie House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation, to whom was
referred:
Senate Bill No. 32-XX:
A 'bill to 'be 'entitled .An Act relating to the levy and col-
lection of inheritance and estate taxes and providing for
certain exemptions from said tax.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote 'was as follows:
Yeas-Mrs. Fuller, Messrs. Teague, Kelly, Blount, Chapman,
Chappell, Rowe, Kanner, Rogers, Bullard, Taylor and Wood.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. Larson.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 32-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. G. P. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 13, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the 'House of Representatives.
"Sir:
Ybur 'Committee on Finance and Taxation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 56-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act exempting from the payment
of State and county occupational license taxes certain cir-
cuses, aand ,attractions incident thereto, maintaining winter
quarters within counties of this State hating a population of
more than 31,850 and not more than 31,875 inhabitants, ac-
cording to the last Federal census.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote -was is follows:
Yeas-Mr. Teague.
Nays-Mrs, Fuller, Messrs. Kelly, Blount, Chapman. Rowe,
Kanner, Rogers, Bullard, Taylor and Wood.
Not Voting-Mr. Chappell.
AbSent-Mr. Larson.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 56-XX, contained in above report,'was
laid on the table under the rules.
"Mr. G. P. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 13, 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. 123-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to reduce State ad valorem taxes
and abolishing the department of Game and Fresh Water
Fish, the offices of State Game Commissioner, Assistant Game
Commissioner, Deputy Game Commissioners and Game War-
dens, as provided for by Chapter 13644 of the Laws of Florida,
1929, the same being, "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 pow-
ers and that of his deputies; to fix his compensation and that
of his deputies; to provide for the protection and conservation
of game, non-game birds, fresh-water fish and fur-bearing
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extent to which they may be taken, possessed and dealt in;
to license hunters, guides, trappers and fishermen; to require
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 or 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 pro-
vide for the prosecution of persons violating the provisions of
this Act and a penalty and rule of evidence in such prosecu-
tions; to provide for the collection of funds to carry out the
provisions of this Act and for the disposition of reevnues ac-
cruing thereunder; consenting to acquisition by the United
States of areas of land, water or land and water in accord-
ance with Act of Congress of February 18, 1929; and re-
pealing certain existing laws and statutes; and defining cer-
tain terms used therein"; and transferring all of the powers
and duties heretofore exercised by and all property in the pos-
session of said department, the State Game Commissioner,
Assistant Game Commissioner, Deputy Game Commissioners
and Game Wardens, to the Commissioner of Agriculture and
to the several sheriffs and constables of the State of Florida;
providing tor the disposition of all funds, fees or license taxes
accruing under said Chapter 13644, Laws of Florida, 1929; and
repealing, all provisions of said Chaptei' inconsistent with the
pro\ sions of this Act.
Hate had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Mrs. Fuller, Messrs. Kelly, Blount, Chapman, Chap-
pell, Rowe, Taylor and Wood.
Nays-Messrs. Teague, Kanner and BUllard.
Absent-Messrs. Larson and Rogers.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 123-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. G. P. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Pla., July 13, 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. 113-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act in relation 'to 'taxation and to
the assessment of property for taxation; to provide for ;the
*equaltzation of 'taxes; creating a State Tax ,Commission, and
prescribing its jurisdiction, powers and duties and the :com-
pensation of its members; regulating and prescribing the duties
of other officials of the several counties-bf the State in rela-
tion to the State Tax Commission; fixing the compensation
of the State Tax Commission, and making an appropprition
for-ts compensation and expenses; providing for penalties'and
,punishment for failure to comply with this Act.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
"that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Mrs. Fuller, Messrs. Blount, Chapman and Rogers,
Rogers.
Nays-Messrs. Teague, Kelly, Chappell, 'Rowe, iBullard, Kan-
ner, Taylor and Wood.
Absent-Mr. Larson.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 113-XX, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the .rules.
Mr. G. P. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 13, 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. 33-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend "An Act to provide for














the levy of .inheritance and estate taxes in the State of Flor-
ida, prescribing the rates of "such taxes, and the method of
computing and collecting same, providing for the ,enforcement
thereof and for the disposition of revenues therefrom, and im-
posing penalties for the violation of this Act."
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Mrs. Fuller, Messrs. Teague, Kelly, Blount, Chapman,
Chappell, Rowe, Kanner, Rogers, Bullard, Taylor and Wood.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. Larson.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 33-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. G. P. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 13, 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. 76-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the cancellation
and/or release of all State and/or county taxes, tax sale cer-
tificates and/or tax deeds issued to and/or held or owned by
the State and/or any of the following counties therein, to-wit:
Duval, St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, St.
Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Dade for certain
taxes assessed or to be assessed on certain .real .estate in one
or more of said counties used or to be used in connection with
the construction, maintenance and/or operation by the United
States of America of an intracoastal waterway from Jackson-
ville, Florida, to Miami, Florida, and to provide for the can-
cellation and/or release of all taxes, tax sale certificates and/or
tax deeds issued to and/or held and/or owned by any munic-
ipality, taxing district or other public corporation within any
of said counties for unpaid taxes assessed or 'to be assessed
on certain real estate in such municipality, taxing district or
other public corporation, used or to be used in connection with
the construction, .maintenance .and/or operation by ,the .United
States of America as an intracoastal waterway from Jackson-
ville, Florida, to Miami, Florida.
Have ,had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas--irs. Fuller, Messrs. Teague, Kelly. Blount. Chapman.
Chappell. Rowe, Kanner, Rogers, Bullard, Taylor and Wood.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. Larson.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 76-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. G. P. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida July 13, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis. Jr..
Speaker of the Hoiure of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation to whom was re-
ferred:
House Bill No. 106-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the payment of the
current taxes on real estate and to the redemption of tax cer-
tificates outstanding against real estate in the State of
Florida.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Mrs. Fuller, Messrs. Chappell, Rowe, and Rogers.



Nays-Messrs. Teague, Kelly, Blount, Chapman, Kanner,
Bullard, Taylor, and Wood.
Absent-Mr. Larson.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 106-XX, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. G. P. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee. Florida, July 13, 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. 82-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to raise revenue; providing for a.
state license tax on slot machines and a county license on slot.
machines and authorizing municipalities to levy a license tax
on slot machines and providing the means and methods of col-
lecting enforcing same and providing for the penalties for 'the'
violation of the same.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Mr. Rowe.
Nays-Mrs. Fuller, Messrs. Wood, Teague, Kelly, Blount,
Chapman, Chappell, Kanner, Rogers, Bullard, and Taylor.
Absent-Mr. Larson.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 82-XX, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. G. P. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Florida, July 13, 193L.
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. 74-XX:
A bill to be :entitled .An Act -providing for the exemption
from taxation of all property in Duval, St. Johns, Flagler, Vo-
lusia, Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach,
Broward and Dade Counties in the State of Florida, used or to
be used by the United States of America in Lthe work of clean-
ing out, constructing. operating or maintaining an inland wa-
terway following the coastal route from Jacksonville, Florida,
'to Miami, Florida.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Mrs. Fuller, Messrs. Wood, Teague, Kelly, Blount,
Chapman, Chappell, Rowe, Kanner, Rogers, Bullard, and
Taylor.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. Larson.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bill No. 74-XX, contained in above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on Second reading.
Mr. G. P. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, July 13, 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. 146-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act transferring certain moneys



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from the State Road Department of the State of Florida to
the General Revenue Fund of the Statte of Florida and to
several counties of the State of Florida, and other matters in
connection therewith.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Kelly, and Rowe.
Nays-Mrs. Fuller, Messrs. Teague, Blount, Chapman, Chap-
pell, Kanner, Bullard, Taylor, and Larson.
Absent-Mr. Rogers.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 146-XX, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. G. P. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 13, 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. 111-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to House Bill known
as No. 65-X, passed at the First Extraordinary Session of the
Legislature of the State of Florida, 1931, relating to taxation;
levying and Imposing an excise tax on gasoline and other
like products of petroleum; providing for contingencies in
the event such law should be declared unconstitutional as a
whole and other matters in relation thereto.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Wood, Blount, Chappell and Taylor.
Nays-Mrs. Fuller, Messrs. Teague, Kelly, Chapman, Rowe,
Kanner, Rogers and Bullard.
Absent-Mr. Larson.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 111-XX, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. G. P. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 13, 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. 74-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter ............ Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1931, being "An Act requiring licenses for
the operation, maintenance, opening or establishment of stores
in this State; prescribing the licenses 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 recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Mr. Chappell.
Nays-Mrs. Fuller, Messrs. Wood, Teague, Kelly, Blount,
Chapman, Rowe, Kanner, Rogers, Bullard and Taylor.
Absent-Mr. Larson.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 74-XX, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. G. P. Wood of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on
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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 13, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Sqeaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Finance and Taxation, to whom was
referred:
House Bill No. 79-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1866 of the
Compiled General Laws of Florida, relating to licenses pay-
able 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
Dealer Retail Fish Dealer, persons engaged in selling or ped-
dling fish from vehicle and making disposition of the revenue
obtained hereby.
Have had the same under consideration, and recommend
that the same do not pass.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Teague, Blount, Kelly, Rowe and Taylor.
Nays-Mrs. Fuller, Messrs. Wood, Chapman, Rowe, Kanner,
Rogers, Bullard.
Absent-Mr. Larson.
Very respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 79-XX, contained in above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. Lewis (Gulf) moved that when the House of Repre-
sentatives do adjourn that the adjournment be until 8:00
o'clock tonight for the consideration of Local Bills only.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Steed moved that, the House of Representatives do now
adjourn.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon at 5:17 o'clock P. M., the House of Representa-
tives stood adjourned until 8:00 o'clock tonight.

NIGHT SESSION
The House of Representatives was called to order by the
Speaker Pro Tem at eight o'clock P. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Messrs. Albury, Barrow, Bass, Beasley, Black, Brock, Brown,
Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Davis, Douglas,
Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne
(Jackson), Kanner, Keen, Kendrick, Kennedy, Lee (High-
lands), Lowe, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Moon (Citrus), Moon
(Marion), McKenzie, Nordman, Page, Peeples, Poppell, Prine,
Roberts, Rogers, Shackelford, Steed, Stewart, Strom, Taylor,
Teague, Tomasello,: Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Ward,
Warner, Watson, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker,
Yearty, Zim-58.
A quorum present.
Mr. Watson moved that when the House of Representatives
do adjourn the adjournment be at 8:50 o'clock tonight.
Which was not agreed to.
CONSIDERATION OF LOCAL BILLS
House Bill No. 48-XX:
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 legalizing, ratifying, validating
and confirming all tax levies and tax assessments heretofore
made by the Town of Umatilla, Florida, and legalizing, ratify-
ing, validating and confirming all the acts and proceedings
had or taken by each and all of the public officials of the
Town of Umatilla. Florida, in levying and assessing the taxes
of said town and in making and preparing the tax assess-
ment rolls thereof.
Was taken up.
Mr. Kennedy moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 48-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a .two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 48-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Kennedy moved that the rules be further waived and
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Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 48-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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, Mtsor., 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, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 49-XX:
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 all assessments for
taxes heretofore made by the Town of Umatilla, Florida,
against personal property in said town and to declare such
taxes which have not been paid valid and binding liens against
the personal property upon which assessed until paid in full
with all penalties, and to authorize said Town of Umatilla
to collect such taxes in the manner now provided by the char-
ter.
Was taken up.
Mr. Kennedy moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 49-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 49-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Kennedy moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 49-XX be read a third time in full and
put upon its passake.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 49-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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, MEdison, 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, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Widker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 138-XX:
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 expenditures
and disbursements of moneys derived from gasoline taxes
placed to the credit of certain of the several counties of the
State of Florida, having a population of not less than 6280,
nor more than 6300 and conferring certain powers, authority,
directions and duties upon the State Board of Administra-
tion with reference thereto, where the said counties are not
now or may not hereafter be in default for bonds issued for
the construction of roads and may not have now or hereafter
any further State roads to be built.
Was taken up.
Mr. Teague moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 138-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 138-XX was read a second time by its
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House Bill No. 138-XX be read a third In full and put upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 138-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the paiae of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messis. Albury, 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 (Highlands) Lea (Manatee). Lewis (Palm Beach),
Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duva.;, 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, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner. Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to. the Senate.
House Bill No. 51-XX:
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 compensation
of County Tax Assessors, County Tax Collectors, County
Judges and Clerks of Circuit Court'in all counties of the
State of Florida having a population of more than 23.150 and
less than 23,165, according to the last State or Federal census;
providing that all fees collected by or paid to such officers be
paid into a special fund to be known as county officers' fund
and for all such officers to be compensated from and the ex-
penses of operation of their offices paid from such fund; and
providing fot the budgeting of the expense of all such offices
and the duties of the boards of county commissioners in such
counties.
Was taken up.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 51-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 51-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 51-XX 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. 51-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomnasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 64-XX:
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 hunting in certain
counties in the State of Florida; to provide penalties for vio-
lations of the provisions of such Act, and to repeal certain
existing laws and statutes.
Was taken up.
Mr. Finlayson moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 64-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 64-XX was read a second time by its
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that House Bill No. 64-XX 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. 64-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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). %Matthetus
:(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, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trainniell Calhounl, Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester. West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated,
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 72-XX:
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 abandon that portion of State
Road No. 26 beginning at or near Lake Annie in Highlands
County, Florida and running South through Glades county
via Moore Haven, in Glades county, Florida to Clewiston in
Hendry county, Florida.
Was taken up.
Mr. Peeples, moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 72-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 72-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Peeples moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 72-XX 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. 72-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas--lr Speaker: Messrs. Albury. Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black. Bledsoe. Bloddtvorth. 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,, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton,
McKenzie. McRory. Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine. Roberts. Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge,
Smith. Steed. Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook. Wester. West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty-91.
Nays-Mr. Robineau-1.
So the bill passed. title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 85-XX:
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 apportioning the moneys re-
ceived from the State Treasurer by the county commission-
ers of the several counties of 'the State of Florida having a
population of not less than 6,729 and not exceeding 7,000,
according to the last State or Federal census, which said mon-
ey- hni\e been receiVed from the State Treasurer under and by
virtue of the law of the State of Florida, to-wit: Senate Bill
No. 361, providing for'a State Racing Commission, etc., which
'said bill is an act of the Legislature of 1931, and providing
that said moneys 'o received by the county commissioners
shall be divided equally between the county school board and
the board of county commissioners of such counties, and pro-
"icline the purpose for which the county commissioners may
expend the portion of said moneys retained by them.
Was taken up.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 85-XX be read a second time by its title only..
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And House Bill No. 85-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 85-XX 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. 85-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,.
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock,.
Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman. Chappell, Coffee,.
Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas,. Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson,
Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Hore (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 (Marion), Morton,
.McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, -Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty-90.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 91-XX:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the men. .rs of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and empowering the
City of Lake Butler, in Union County, Florida, to accept street
paving assessment bonds and the interest coupons therefrom
in payment of paving liens and assessments.
Was taken up.
Mr. Roberts moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 91-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 91-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Roberts moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 91-XX be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
iWhich was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 91-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock,
Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee,
Colier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson,
Fuller, Goff, ,Hagan, .arrell, Holmes, Hore (Jackson), Home
(Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy,
Larson, 'Lee (Highlands), ,Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach),
Lindler, Lowe, >Madison, Mason, Mathews 'Duval*, Mattheus
.0Gilftrist), :MDon .., (Citorusi),. Mo on (Marion), .Morton,
McKenzie, McRory, Nordman. Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau. Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith. Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello. Trammell 'Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright. Walker, ,Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, 'Wicker, Woad, -Yearty-90.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 99-XX:
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 a portion of Section
17 of Chapter 8989 of the Laws of Florida of 1921, entitled
"An Act to provide for the assessment and collection of taxes,
including license taxes, for the Town of Kissimmee City,
Osceola County, Florida, and for the collection of the back
taxes and tax certificates of such city, and for the validation
and construction of all assessments, for the years 1910, 1911,
1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919 and 1920.
Was taken up.
Mr. Steed moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 99-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 99-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Steed moved that the rules be further waived and that
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Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 99-XX was read a third .time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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 (Man&tee), Lewis (Pahr Beach),
Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus
(Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton,
McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge,
Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker. Ward. Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty-89.
Nays-None.
:So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 115-XX:
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 City of Lake
Butler, in Union County, Florida, to accept in payment for
taxes of said city, bonds of said city, or interest coupons on
:said bonds.
Was taken up.
Mr. Roberts moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 115-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 115-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Roberts moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 115-XX 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. 115-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker: Messrs. Albury. Andrews. Barrow, Bass.
Beasley. Black. Bledsoe, Bloodworth. Booth. 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 (Duival), 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. Stone. Strom. Taylor. Teague.
Tomasello, Trammell IBrevdrd), Trammell (Calhoun). Wain-
nrirlgt. Walker. Ward. Warner. Watson. Wentworth. West-
brook Wester. West. Whitman, Wicker, Wood. Yearty-91.
Nays--None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was. ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 116-XX:
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 City of Lake
"Butler, in Union County, Florida, to accept in payment for
and in redemption of tax sale certificates of said city, owned.
-and held by said city, matured bonds of said city, and interest
*coupons from any of the bonds of said city.
Was taken up.
Mr. Roberts moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 116-XX be read a second time by its title only.
"Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 116-XX was read a second time by its
"title only.
Mr. Roberts moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 16-XX 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. 116-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock,
Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee,
Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson,
"Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jackson), Home



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(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 (Mlarion', Morton,
McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Peoples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty-91.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 117-XX:
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 Lake Butler, in Union County, Florida, to accept mu-
nicipal or other bonds in exchange for money of said city on
deposit in the Lake Butler'Bank, and ratifying and legalizing
any such exchange or exchanges heretofore made by said city.
Was taken up.
Mr. Roberts moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 117-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 117-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Roberts moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 117-XX 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. 117-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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, Nordmani, Page, Parker, Peoples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sappi Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith. Steed. Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty-91.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 37-XX:
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 transfer of
funds belonging to North La Belle Drainage District to Gen-
eral County Fund of Glades County, Florida; and empowering
the Clerk of the Circuit Court of said county to make trans-
fer.
Was taken up.
Mr. Peeples moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 87-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 87-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Peeples moved that the rules be further waived and that-
House Bill No. 87-XX 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. 87-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,













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Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty-91.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 126-XX:
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 apportioning and appropriating
moneys received from the State Treasurer, by the County Com-
missioners of the several counties of the State of Florida hav-
ing a population of not less than seven thousand four hundred
(7,400) and not more than seven thousand four hundred fifty
(7,450) according to the Federal Census of 1930, which said
moneys have been received from the State Treasurer under
and by virtue of Chapter 14832, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931,
for the purpose of erecting and equipping county high school
buildings.
Was taken up.
Mr. Roberts moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 126-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 126-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Roberts moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 126-XX 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. 126-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, 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, Kendrick, Kennedy,
Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Paln. Beach),
Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Mat4heus
(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, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-90.
Nays-Booth, Kelly-2.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 102-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the City of Fort
Myers, Florida; providing for the method of procedure in the
foreclosure of tax liens or tax certificates; providing for the
redemption in cash or in bonds or general obligations of the
city or installments of real property from tax liens and tax
certificates for unpaid taxes and for the procedure in refer-
ence thereto.
Was taken up.
Mr. Holmes moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 102-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 102-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Holmes moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 102-XX 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. 102-XX was read a third time in full
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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,
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Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers. Sapp. Shackelford,.
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom. Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate,
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 101-XX:
A bill to be entitledC An Act to authorize and empower the.
Town Council of the Town of White Springs, Florida, to com-
promise, compound and adjust any and all tax liens updn
property for taxes levied and assessed prior, to and including
the year 1930.
Was taken up.
Mr. Harrell moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 101-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 101-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Harrell moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 101-XX 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. 101-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine. Roberts. Robineau, Rowe, Rogers. Sapp, Shackelford.
Sledge. Smith. Steed. Stewart, Stone. Strom. Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard Trammell ICalhoun.', Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson. Wentuworth. West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92..
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as .stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No, 132-XX:
The introduction of which was agreed to by a .two-thirds
vote of the members of the iouse of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the compensation of the
board of county commissioners in all counties of the State
of Florida having a population of more than 10,600 and less
than 12,000, according to the last official census, and desig-
nating the fund out of which said compensation shall be paid.
Was taken up.
Mr. Steed moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 132-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 132-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Steed of Osceola offered the following amendment to
"House Bill No. 132-XX:
In Section 1, line 13, strike out the words 10,600 and less.
than 12,000, according to the last official census, and insert in
lieu thereof the following: 10,640 and less than 12,000.
Mr. Steed moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Steed of Osceola offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 132-XX:
In Title, line 3, strike out the words 10,600 and less than
12,000, according to last official census, and insert in lieu
thereof the following: 10,640 and less than 12,000.
Mr. Steed moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Steed moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 132-XX, as amended, be read a third time in
full and put upon its passage.
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And House Bill No. 132-XX, as amended, was read a third
time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the Bill was referred to the Committee on Engrossed
Bills.
House Bill No. 133-XX:
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 3, 5 and 6,
and to strike Section 10 of House Bill Number 879 of the 1931
Regular Session of the Legislature, entitled: "An Act pre-
scribing the conditions under which the State Game Commis-
sioner may permit the catching of catfish, mudfish, gars, tur-
tles, suckers, and other foul fish from the waters of the lakes
in Osceola County, Florida, and providing for the use of seines,
nets, traps and other set devices for the catching of said
fish and prescribing the form of permit to be issued here-
under, prescribing the conditions under which said permits
can be issued, authorizing the said Commissioner to cancel
any permits issued and permitting the Commissioner to pre-
scribes rules and regulations and conditions under which said
permits may be issued and governing the classes, sizes and kind
of seines and other set devices to be used, the marking thereof,
and the tagging or numbering thereof.'
Was taken up.
Mr. Steed moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 133-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 133-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
"Mr. Steed moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 133-XX 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. 133-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas--Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount. Brock,
Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee,
Collier, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson,
Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Home (Jackson), Home
(Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, 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, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty-91.
Nays-Mr.. Dann-1.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 134-XX:
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 levy of the
tax by the County Commissioners of the State of Florida for
the administration of the Fish and Game laws in effect in the
several counties of the State.
Was taken up.
Mr. Beasley moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 134-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 134-XX was read a second time by its
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Mr. Beasley moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 134-XX 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. 134-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 141-XX:
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 registration of
electors of all counties within the State of Florida having
a population of not less than 10,325 and not more than 10,-
375, according to the Federal census of 1930; and providing
for the defraying of the expenses of same.
Was taken up.
Mr. Whitman moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 141-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 141-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Whitman moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 141-XX 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-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock,
Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee,
Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson,
Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jackson), Hone
(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, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92..
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 147-XX:
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 the existing charter
of the City of Venice, a municipality of the County of Sara-
sota, Florida (being Chapter 11776, Extraordinary Session,
Acts of 1925, and Acts amendatory thereof), by amending Sec-
tion Two of Article Fourteen thereof.
Was taken up.
Mr. Keen moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 147-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 147-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Keen moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 147-XX 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. 147-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
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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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 148-XX:
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 Town of Howey-
in-the-Hills to use the balance of the proceeds of the sale of
an issue of the municipal bonds of said town issued, sold and
delivered pursuant to the provisions of a certain ordinance
passed by the Town Council on the 31st day of August, 1925,
for the purpose of purchasing and retiring bonds of said issue
now outstanding, and prescribing the terms and conditions
upon which said proceeds shall be used for said purposes.
Was taken up.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 148-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 148-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the rules be further waived and
thatHouse Bill No. 148-XX 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. 148-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock,
Brown, Bulla rd. Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee,
Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson,
Fuller. Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Home (Jackson), Home
Madison, Kanner,er, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy,
Larson. Lee (Highlands,, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach),
Lindler, Lowe6; Madison, Mason, Mathe s Duval ,'Mattheus
(Gblehrist), Mitcheltl Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton,
McKenzie, MoRory, Nordnan, Page e, Parker Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom,, Taylor, Teague,
Toeasello; Traimell (Brevardc Tramnmell' (Calhouny, Waln-
wright,' Walker, Watid Watrner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Wlitmani Wicke', Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
lNays--None.
Soathe bill passed, title as stated.
And the, same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 149-XX:
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 Town of Howey-
in-the-Hills to accept, upon payment for taxes, in lieu of cash,
the outstanding municipal bonds of said town issued, sold
and delivered pursuant to the provisions of a certain ordin-
ance passed by the Town Council on the 31st day of August,
1925, and prescribing the terms and conditions upon which
said bonds shall be accepted for said purpose.
Was taken up.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 149-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote,
And House Bill No. 149-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 149-XX 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. 149-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock,
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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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 150-XX:
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 the corporate
limits of the Town of Howey-in-the-Hills, in Lake County,
excluding certain territory from the corporate limits of the
said municipality, and prohibiting the said municipality from
exercising jurisdiction over the, territory hereby excluded.
VWa taken up.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 150-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 150-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 150-XX be read a third time in full and
put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 150-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass.
Beasley, Black. Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge; Smith, Steed, Stewart; Stone, Strom. Taylor. Teague,
Tomasello, Trammellt (Brevard), Trammell 'Calhoun;, Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, WentWorth, West-
brook, Wester, West; Whitman, Wicer, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 152-XX:
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 supplementing Chapter 9872 of
the Acts of 1923, entitled, 'An Act to abolish the present mu-
nicipal government of the Town of, Pahokee in Palm Beach
County: to legalize and, validate the ordinances of said town
and official acts thereunder; to create and establish a new
municipality to be known as the Town of Pahokee, Palm Beach
County, Florida; and to fix and provide its territorial limits,
jurisdiction and powers, and the jurisdiction and powers of
its officers,' and by this Act to authorize and empower said
Town of Pahokee to accept, in such form and upon such con-
ditions as its governing body may approve, a conveyance, for
cemetery purposes, of lands within or without the incorporated
limits of said town, and particularly in Martin County; and to
own, hold, enclose, maintain and beautify such lands for ceme-
tery purposes, and to bind said town to such undertakings by
agreement in such conveyance or otherwise, and empowering
said town to sell or donate burial plots in such lands for ceme-
tery purposes, and generally to regulate and control the same;
and fixing the effective date of this Act."
Was taken up.
Mr. Bass moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 152-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 152-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
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House Bill No. 152-XX 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. 152-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, '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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed; title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 156-XX:
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 making it unlawful to sell or
transport bass or speckled perch, otherwise known as crappie
or newlyte in Volusia County, Florida, and providing a penalty
for the violation of this Act; and repealing House Bill No.
216-X, Acts of the First Extraordinary Session of 1931, ap-
proved June 26, 1931.
Was taken up.
Mr. Nordman moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 156-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 156-XX was read a second time by its
title only.

Mr. Douglas of Putnam, offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 156-XX:
In Section 1, line 18, strike out the word: "whether"
Mr. Douglas moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Nordman moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 156-XX, 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. 156-XX, as amended, was read a third
time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the Bill was ordered referred to the Committee on En-
grossed Bills.
House Bill No. 157-XX:
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 a pension for James
S. Jones, of Tampa, Florida, and amending the charter of said
city to conform therewith.
Was taken up.
Mr. Watson moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 157-XX 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. 157-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Watson moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 157-XX 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. 157-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe. Bloodworth, Booth, 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), L.attheus
(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, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Waln-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 100-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to create in the several counties
of the State of Florida, having a population according to the
last Federal census of Florida, of not less than 6,700, and not
more than 6,800, a commission to be known as the County
Budget Commission, and to prescribe the qualifications, powers
and duties of said budget commission severally, and to pre-
scribe and regulate the functions thereof.
Was taken up.
Mr. Tomasello moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 100-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 100-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Tomaselld moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 100-XX 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. 100-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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 (Palnm 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, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 77-XX:
A bill to be entitled "An Act changing the name of the mu-
nicipality in Dade County now known as 'Town of Miami
Shores' to 'North Miami,' and providing that this Act shall
not affect any pending litigation, and prohibiting the use of
the name 'Miami Shores' or any similar name by said town or
other municipality comprising the whole or any part of the
territory over which said town now claims jurisdiction."
Was taken up.
Mr. Chappell moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 77-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.












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And Senate Bill No. 77-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Chappell moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 77-XX 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. 77-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock,
Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee,
Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson,
Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jackson), Home
(Madisop), 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, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wond, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 90-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act prescribing additional qualifica-
tions of electors votinrc in elections held in the Town of Taft,
Florida, for determining whether said Town shall surrender
its franchise.
Was taken up.
Mr. Ward moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 90-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 90-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Ward moved that the rules be further waived and that
Senate Bill No. 90-XX 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. 90-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
,Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:

Senate Bill No. 39-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to legalize, ratify, validate arid
confirm Acts and proceedings of bond trustees and boards
of county commissioners, done, had or taken under the pro-
visions of Chapter 13805, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929, in
transferring and paying over to trustees of special tax school
districts, moneys received from the sale of bonds of special
road and bridge districts.
Was taken up.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 39-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 39-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
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that Senate Bill No. 39-XX 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. 39-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury. Andrews. Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth. Booth. 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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate -Bill No. 67-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the handling and
disposition of the Board of Administration of all funds coming
into possession of said board or under the control of said board
to the credit of counties in the State of Florida having a pop-
ulation of not less than twenty-nine thousand six hundred
(29,600) and not more than thirty-one thousand (31,000), ac-
cording to the last preceding State or Federal Census.
Was taken up.
Mr. Strom moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 67-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 67-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Strom moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 67-XX 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. 67-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty-91.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:

Senate Bill No. 82-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal all laws or parts of
laws requiring any and all candidates for members of the.
board of county commissioners in counties having a popula-
tion of between 7,916 and 8,000 according to the State census;
of 1925 from being nominated to such office as county com-
missioner of such counties from the county at large.
Was taken up.
Mr. Wicker moved that the rules be waived and Senate Billi
No. 82-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 82-XX was read a second time by its,
title only.
Mr. Wicker moved that the rules be further waived and that,














Senate Bill No. 82-XX 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. 82-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty-91.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
By Senator Watson-
Senate Bill No. 80-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to require the County Commis-
sioners of Dade County, Florida, furnish and equip, with neces-
sary supplies and equipment, offices for the official Court Re-
porter for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, in and for Dade
County Florida.
Was taken up.
Mr. Robineau moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 80-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 80-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Robineau moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 80-XX 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. 80-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine. Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledee. Smith, Steed. Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty-91.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 83-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the compensation of the
County Assessor of Taxes and the County Tax Collector in
counties having a total copulation of not less than 9400 and
not more than 9410, according to the Federal census of 1930.
Was taken up.
Mr. Wainwright moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 83-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 83-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Wainwright of Bradford offered the following amend-
ment to Senate Bill No. 83-XX:
In Section 2, line 4, after the word hereoff" insert the fol-
lowing: "or otherwise".
Mr. Wainwright moved the adoption of the amendment.



The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Wainwright moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 83-XX, 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. 83-XX, as amended, was read a third
time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth. Booth, 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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered referred to the Committee on
Engrossed Bills.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 104-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Town Council of
the Town of Miami Shores to compromise and adjust certain
taxes, tax sale certificates and assessment liens, either for cash,
or bonds or other obligations of the town, and to validate, rat-
ify and confirm acts, contracts and other obligations thereof.
Was taken up.
Mr. Robineau moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 104-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 104-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Robineau of Dade offered the following amendment to
Senate Bill No. 104-XX:
Strike out Section 1 and insert in lieu thereof the following:
Section 1. The Town Council of Miami Shores is hereby
authorized and empowered during the period ending June 30th,
1932:
(a) To compromise and adjust either for cash, bonds or
other obligations owing the Town of Miami Shores the whole
or any part of any special assessment or special improvement
held by said town prior to 1931.
(b) To compromise and adjust either for cash or bonds or
other obligations of the Town of Miami Shores the whole or
any portion of taxes which became delinquent prior to the
year 1931 or tax sale certificates held by said Town of Miami
Shores for taxes in said town prior to the year 1931.
Mr. Robineau moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Robineau moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 104-XX, 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. 104-XX, as amended, was read a third
time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92,
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.



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And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 105-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 9 of Chapter
12406 (No. 601) of the General Acts and Resolutions of the
State of Florida, Regular Session of 1927, relating to compen-
sation of tax collector for lands bid off for the Southern
Drainage District at tax sale.
Was taken up.
Mr. Robineau moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 105-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 105-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Robineau moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 105-XX 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. 105-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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, Peeples, Poppell,
Trine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
,Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
By Mr. Ward and Mrs. Fuller of Orange-
House Bill No. 158-XX:
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 compensation of
the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Sheriff, Tax Collector, Tax
Assessor, County Judge, and Clerk of the Civil Court and
Criminal Court of Record, Justices of Peace and Constables,
in all counties of the State of Florida having a population of
more than forty-five thousand (45,000) and not over fifty
thousand (50,000) according to the last Federal census, and
prescribing the time when this Act shall become a law.
Was taken up.
Mr. Ward moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 158-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 158-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Ward moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 158-XX 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. 158-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.



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House Bill No. 161-XX:
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 limitation of
taxes to be assessed for roads and bridges in the several coun-
ties of the State of Florida, having a population of not less
than 4940 or more than 5000, according to the Federal census
of 1930.
Was taken up.
Mr. Beasley moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 161-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed'to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 161-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Beasley moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 161-XX 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. 161-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of e roll on t passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, 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, Hoe (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, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Barrow moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort Mrs. Poppell, a gold star mother, who has recently
returned from France, to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Chair appointed Messrs. Barrow, Bass and
Mason, who escorted Mrs. Poppell to the Chair.
By Messrs. Mason and Page of Escambia-
House Bill No. 163-XX:
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 expenditures and
disbursements of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed
to the credit of certain of the several counties of the State
of Florida, having a population of not less than (53,000), nor
more than (61,000) and conferring certain powers, authority,
directions and duties upon the State Board of Administration
with reference thereto, where the said counties are not now
or may not hereafter be in default for bonds issued for the
construction of roads and may not have now or hereafter
any further State roads to be built.
Was taken up.
Mr. Mason moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 163-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 163-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Mason moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 163-XX 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. 163-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill-the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-











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wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

House Bill No. 165-XX:
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 expenditure and
disbursement of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed to
the credit of the several counties of the State of Florida having
a population of not less than 4,020 and not more than 4,120,
according to the last preceding State or Federal census, and
conferring certain power, authority, directions and duties
upon the State Board of Administration with reference thereto.
Was taken up.
Mr. Wood moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 165-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 165-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Wood moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 165-XX 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. 165-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 166-XX:
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 11 of House
Bill No. 165-X, Laws of Florida, First Extraordinary Session
A. D. 1931, the said House Bill being, "An Act to abolish the
present municipal government of the Town of Anthony, in
Marion County, State of Florida, and to create, establish, and
constitute a board of trustees for the creditors of said Town
of Anthony and to name the members thereof, and establish,
fix and define the jurisdiction, powers, privileges, and duties
of said board of trustees, if and only when ratified by a ma-
jority vote of the qualified electors voting at an election duly
called and held for that purpose by the Town of Anthony in
Marion County, Florida," which Act was approved by the
Governor June 26, A. D. 1931, by fixing the date of the elec-
tion provided for by said Section 11 of said House Bill and
by fixing the qualifications of the persons entitled to vote at
said election and designating the persons who shall conduct
said election, and providing for the payment of the costs of
holding said election.
Was taken up.
Mr. Moon (Marion) moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 166-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to, by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 166-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Moon (Marion) moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 166-XX 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. 166-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley; Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock,
Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee,
Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson,
Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jackson), Home



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(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, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-Ndne.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Watson moved that Mrs. Fuller be appointed as a com-
mittee of one to escort Mesdames Harrell, Beasley, Stewart and
Coffee, wives of Representatives, to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon Mrs. Fuller escorted Mesdames Harrell, Beasley,
Stewart and Coffee to the Chair.
Mrs. Fuller in the chair.
Mr. Caldwell moved that the rules be waived and he be
allowed to introduce a bill.
Which was agreed to.
By Messrs. Caldwell and West of Santa Rosa-
House Bill No. 175-XX:
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 expenditure and
disbursement of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed to
the credit of the several counties of the State of Florida hav-
ing a population of not less than 14,000 and of not more than
14,500, according to the last preceding State or Federal census,
and conferring certain power, authority, directions and duties
upon the State Board of Administration with reference thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Caldwell moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 175-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 175-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Caldwell moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 175-XX 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. 175-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitch-
ell, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie, Mc-
Rory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts,
Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith,
Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello,
Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walk-
er, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester,
West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-91.
Nays-Mr. Mathews (Duval)-1.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 172-XX:
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 expenditure and
disbursement of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed
to the credit of the several counties of the State of Florida
having a population of not less than 12,100 and of not more
than 12,300, according to the last preceding State or Federal
census, and conferring certain power, authority, directions and
duties upon the State Board of Administration with reference
thereto.
Was taken up.
Mr. Brock moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 172-XX be read a second time by its title only.
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And House Bill No. 172-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Brock moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 172-XX 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. 172-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley. Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine. Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 171-XX:
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 expenditure and
disbursement of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed to
the credit of the several counties of the State of Florida hav-
ing a population of not less than 5200 and not more than 5500,
according to the last preceding State or Federal Census, and
conferring certain power, authority, directions and duties upon
the State Board of Administration with reference thereto.
Was taken up.
Mr. McKenzie moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 171-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 171-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. McKenzie moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 171-XX 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. 171-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine. Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Caldwell moved that House bill No. 168-XX be indefi-
nitely postponed.
Which was agreed to.
House Bill No. 173-XX:
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 prohibiting the sale of fresh
water fish in counties of the State of Florida having a popu-
lation of not more than 12,300 and not less than 12,100, accord-
ing to the last State or Federal Census, and providing a pen-
alty for the violation hereof.
Was taken up.
Mr. Brock moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 173-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 173-XX was read a second time by its
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Mr. Brock of Washington offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 173-XX:
In Section 1, line 4 (printed bill), add the following after
the word person: "Persons, Firms 'or Corporations"
Mr. Brock moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Brock moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 173-XX 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. 173-XX, as amended, was read a third
time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount, Brock,
Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman. Chappell. Co'fee,
Collier, Dann, Davis. Douglas. Durrance. Elliott. Finlayson,
Fuller, Goff, Hagah, Harrell, Holnme, Homne Jacksoni, Home
Iladison>, Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy,
Larson, Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach').
Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval, MIttheuS
(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, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered referred to the Committee on En-
grossed Bills.
House Bill No. 174-XX:
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 expenditure and
disbursement of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed
to the credit of the several counties of the State of Florida
having a population of not less than 9425 and not more than
9500, according to the last preceding state or federal census,
and conferring certain power, authority, directions and duties
upon the State Board of Administration with reference there-
to.
Was taken up.
Mr. Harrell moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 174-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 174-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Harrell moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 174-XX 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. 174-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
House Bill No. 29-XX:
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 Criminal Court
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.
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Mr. Prine moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 29-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 29-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Prine moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 29-XX 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. 29-XX 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, Bar-
row, 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, 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, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-90.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Bass moved that the rules be waived and he be allowed
to introduce a bill.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
By Mr. Bass of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 176-XX:
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 House Bill Number
1347 of the regular session of the Legislature of the State of
Florida for the year 1931, same being "A bill to be entitled An
Act to abolish the present municipality and municipal govern-
ment of the town of Pahokee in Palm Beach County, Florida,
as created by Chapter 9872, Special Acts of 1923, and to estab-
lish a new municipality to be known as the City of Pahokee
in Palm Beach County, Florida; and to define its territorial
boundaries and to provide for its government and to pres-
cribe its jurisdiction and powers, the jurisdiction and powers
of its officers; to legalize and validate the ordinances of said
town and official acts thereunder, and to adopt the same as
the ordinances of said city of Pahokee; to prescribe the time
within which suits can be brought against said city and for
notice thereof, and providing a negative referendum to decide
the question of incorporating said city, fixing the boundaries
of said city; adding Section 67 relating to the regulation of
the traffic, tracks and crossing of railway trains and loco-
motives and supplementing said Act to authorize and empower
said City of Pahokee to accept property for cemetery purposes
within or without the incorporated limits of said city and par-
ticularly in Martin County and to own, hold, enclose, maintain
and beautify such lands for cemetery purposes and to further
maintain and manage said property for said cemetery purposes
and to generally regulate and control the same; and fixing the
effective date of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Bass moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 176-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 176-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Bass moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 176-XX 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. 176-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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



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(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, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce and have con-
sidered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 96-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Senate Bill No. 934
of the Regular Session of the Florida Legislature, 1931. being
an Act to establish a game preserve in Sumter County, Flor-
ida, and prescribing its boundaries and providing a penalty
for any violation of this Act; and to provide for the enforce-
ment of this Act.
Was taken up.
Mr. Wicker moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 96-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 96-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Wicker moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 96-XX 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. 96-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
N-ays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Kanner moved that the rules be waived and that he be
allowed to introduce a bill.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
By Mr. Lewis of Gulf-
House Bill No. 177-XX:
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 expenditure and
disbursement of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed to
the credit of the several counties of the State of Florida hav-
ing a population of not less than 3,000 and of not more than
3,400, according to the last preceding Federal census, and con-
ferring certain power, authority, directions and duties upon
the State Board of Administration with reference thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Kanner moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 177-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 177-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Kanner moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 177-XX 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. 177-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Albury, Barrow, Bass, Beasley, Bledsoe, Blood-
worth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell,
Collier, Davis, Douglas, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Hagan, Har-
rell, Home (Jackson), Kanner, Keen, Kelly, Kendrick, Mason,
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Parker, Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Rowe, Rogers, Shack-
elford, Steed, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Ward, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker-49.
Nays-Messrs. Booth, Dann, Mathews (Duval), Warner-4.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Teague moved that House Bill No. 55-XX be indefinite-
ly postponed.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Holmes moved that House Bill No. 129-XX be indefi-
nitely postponed.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Harrell moved that House Bill No. 130-XX be indefi-
nitely postponed.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Bledsoe moved that the House of Representatives do
now adjourn.
Which was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Steed moved that the Order of Business revert to In-
troduction of Local Bills.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
By Mr. Wicker of Sumter-
House Bill No. 178-XX:
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 taking of fish
from the fresh waters of Sumter County, Florida, and to pre-
scribe a penalty for the violation thereof.
Which bill was read the first time by its title, and had at-
tached to same when introduced in the House of Representa-
tives the following proof of publication which was ordered to
be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Represen-
tatives:
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF LEON.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared N. J.
Wicker,, 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 Regulating the Taking of Fish from the Fresh Wa-
ters of Sumter County, Florida, and to Prescribe a Penalty
for the Violation Thereof, has been published at least thirty
days prior to this date, by being printed in the issue of 13th
March, 1931, of the Sumter County Times, a newspaper pub-
lished in Sumter County, Florida; that a copy of the notice
has been published as aforesaid and also this affidavit of
proof of publication are attached to the proposed bill or con-
templated law, and such copy of this notice so attached is by
reference made a part of this affidavit.
N. J. WICKER.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 14th day of July,
1931.
(SEAL) FRANK WEBB,
Notary Public, State of Florida.
My commission expires March 8, 1934.
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the evidence that said bill has been published in compli-
ance with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has
been established in this Legislature.
Mr. Wicker moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 178-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 178-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Wicker moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 178-XX 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. 178-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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),
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(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, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty-91.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
By Mr. Trammell of Calhoun-
House Bill No. 179-XX:
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 relative to the application of
moneys to be derived under the provisions of Chapter No.
14832, Acts of 1931, by counties of the State of Florida having
a population of not less than seven thousand two hundred and,
ninety and not more than seven thousand three hundred ac-
cording to the United States census of 1930.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Trammell (Calhoun) moved that the rules be waived
and House Bill No. 179-XX be read a second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 179-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Trammell (Calhoun) moved that the rules be further
waived and that House Bill No. 179-XX 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. 179-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Albury, Barrow, Bass, Beasley, Black,
Brock, Brown, Burnett, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Col-
lier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson,
Fuller, Hagan, Home (Jackson), Keen, Kelly, Kendrick, Ma-
son, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), McKenzie, Page, Peeples,
Poppell, Roberts, Shackelford, Steed, Stewart, Teague, Toma-
sello, Trammell (Calhoun). Wainwright, Warner, Watson,
Wester, West, Whitman-44.
Nays-Messrs. Booth, Blount, Caldwell, Kanner, Mathews
(Duval), Strom, Taylor-7.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
The Speaker Pro Tem in the chair.
By Mrs. Fuller and Mr. Ward of Orange-
House Bill No. 180-XX:
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 salaries to be paid
the Mayor-Commissioner and other Commissioners of the City
of Orlando, State of Florida, and providing, for a referendum.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mrs. Fuller moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 180-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 180-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mrs. Fuller moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 180-XX 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. 180-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe. Bloodworth, Booth, 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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.



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By Mr. McKenzie of Putnam-
House Bill No. 181-XX:
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 prohibit the running or roam-
ing at large of domestic livestock within certain territory,
bounded and described in this Act; to provide for the im-
pounding and sale of such livestock so running or roaming
at large therein and providing for the enforcement of this Act;
to provide penalties for the violation of this Act; to provide
that the owners of property destroyed or damaged by such
livestock, running or roaming at large may recover damages
for such injury or destruction; to define livestock; and to
authorize and empower the County Commissions of Putnam
County to construct fences and cattle guards; providing for a
referendum and when this Act shall take effect.
Was taken up.
Mr. Douglas moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 181-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 181-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Douglas moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 181-XX 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. 181-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, Blount.
Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee,
Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Finlayson, Ful-
ler, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Horne (Jackson), Horne
(Madison), Kannel, 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, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed,
Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell
(Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward,
Warner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, West, Whitman,
Wicker, Wood, Yearty-88.
Nays-Messrs. Brock, Elliott, Roberts, Wester-4.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

By Messrs. Nordman and Chapman of Volusia-
House Bill No. 182-XX:
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 for assessing special taxes and spe-
cial tax district taxes in counties having a population between
35,000 and 45,000.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Chapman moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 182-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 182-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Chapman moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 182-XX 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. 182-XX was read a third time in full.



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Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Booth, 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, Matthews (Gilchrist),
Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, Mc-
Kenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge,
Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty-91.
Nays-Mr. Mathews (Duval)-1.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
By Messrs. Home and Burnett of Madison--
House Bill No. 183-XX:
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 expenditure and
disbursement of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed
to the credit of the several counties of the State of Florida
having a population of not less than 15,610 and of not more
than 15,620, according to the last preceding State or Federal
census, and conferring certain power, authority, directions and
duties upon the State Board of Administration with reference
thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Burnett moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 183-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 183-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Burnett moved that the rules be further waived aild that
House Bill No. 183-XX be -ead a third time in full and put
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 183-XX was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Bloodworth, Blount, Brock, Brown,
Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Collier,
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, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon
(Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nord-
man, Page, Parker, Peeples, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Rowe,
Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart,
Stone, Strom, Taylor. Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard),
Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner,
Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,
Yearty-87.
Nays-Messrs. Booth, Dann, Mathews (Duval), Watson-4.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Mason moved that the House of Representatives do
now adjourn.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon at 10:00 o'clock P. M., the House of Representa-
tives stood adjourned until 10:00 o'clock A. M., Wednesday,
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 1931



The House of Representatives 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, 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 (Madi-
son), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson,
Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Ma-
son, Mathews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus),
Moon (Marion), Morton, McRory, Nordman, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-87.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Journal of the House of Representatives for Tuesday,
July 14th, was corrected, and as corrected was approved.
Mr. Home of Madison moved that the information contained
in the replies from State officials and Department heads, as
called for in House Resolution No. 7-XX, be spread upon the
Journal.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Horne of Madison moved that a committee of three be
appointed to await upon His Excellency, Governor Doyle E.
Carlton, and ascertain whether or not he intends to give the
. information called for in House Resolution No. 7-XX.
Which motion was not agreed to.
Mr. Horne of Madison, moved that the vote by which the
motion was not agreed to be now reconsidered.
The roll call being demanded upon the motion.
Upon the call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Black, Bledsoe, Booth,
Blount, Brock, Brown, Burnett, Caldwell, Collier, Dann, Davis,
Elliott, Finlayson, Goff, Harrell, Horne (Jackson), Horne
(Madison), Kehoe, Lea (Manatee), Madison, Mason, Mathews
(Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Morton, Page, Parker, Prine,
Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Sledge, Taylor, Walker, Watson,
Wester, West, Zim-39.
Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Barrow, Beasley, Chap-
man, Coffee, Douglas, Durrance, Fuller, Hagan, Holmes, Kan-
ner, Keen, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Lewis (Palm Beach),
Lindler, Lowe, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), McRory, Nord-
man, Poppell, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Smith, Stewart,
Stone, Strom, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Ward, Warner, Wentworth, Westbrook, Whitman,
Wicker, Wood, Yearty-43.
The motion to reconsider was not agreed to.
Mr. Watson moved that a committee of three be appointed
to wait upon the Governor and ascertain if he intends to
comply wtih provision of House Resolution No. 16-X, of the
First Extraordinary Session.
Mr. Tomasello moved that the motion 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-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Barrow,
Bass, Beasley, Blount, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Da-
vis, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Hagan, Harrell,
Holmes, Imrne (Jackson), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Ken-
drick, Kennedy, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler,
Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus),
Moon (Marion), McRory, Nordman, Page, Peeples, Poppell,
Roberts, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Smith, Steed, Stew-
art, Stone, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wes-
ter, Wicker, Wood, Yearty-62.



Nays-Messrs. Albury, Bledsoe, Booth, Brock, Brown, Bul-
lard, Burnett, Caldwell, Dann, Goff, Horne (Madison), Lee
(Highlands), Mathews (Duval), Morton, Parker, Prine, Robi-
neau, Sledge, Strom, Taylor, Watson, Zim-24.
The motion to lay on the table was agreed to.
Mr. Caldwell in the chair.
INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE
RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Burnett of Madison-
House Resolution 20-XX:
Resolution of Respect.
WHEREAS, it has pleased Almighty God to remove from
the trials of this life Mr. John C. Mitchell of Clinton, Mis-
souri; and
WHEREAS, the above named young man was a brother of
our very highly esteemed and respected colleague and friend,
Hon. Charles A. Mitchell; and,
WHEREAS, we can in a measure at least feel the loss and
bereavement of our friend in this sad hour; now, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED, that we bow in humble submission to the
will of Him who doeth all things well.
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we as a body ex-
tend to Hon. Charles A. Mitchell our heartfelt sympathy and
condolence; and further
RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution be signed by the
Chief Clerk and Speaker and delivered to Mr. Mitchell and
his immediate family.
Which was read.
Mr. Burnett moved that the rules be waived and that the
Resolution be now considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Burnett moved that the Resolution be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
The Resolution was adopted.
Mr. Rogers moved that the rules be waived and that House
Resolution No. 17-XX be now taken up and considered.
Which was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
INTRODUCTION AND CONSIDERATION OF CONCURRENT
RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Lewis of Gulf-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 2-XX:
A Concurrent Resolution providing that in the printing,
binding and publishing of the Acts of the Legislature enacted
into Law at the Extra Sessions, held during the year 1931, the
Call of the Governor of the State of Florida for each of said
Extra Sessions shall be published as a part of said Laws.
WHEREAS, there have been two extra sessions of the Leg-
islature of the State of Florida, called and held, and at each
of which, various bills have been enacted and have become
laws of the State of Florida; and
WHEREAS, some of such Acts enacted into law were not
within the call for such extra sessions, at which the same were
passed; and
WHEREAS, when such Acts as have become law were not
within the call, it was necessary that each Act be introduced
by a two-thirds vote of the House and Senate; and
WHEREAS, it will be of great convenience for the citizen-
ship, bench and bar of the State of Florida to have printed
along with and as part of the printed laws, a copy of the call
of the Governor for each session in order that it may be de-
termined whether the various bills were properly enacted into
law, as required by the Constitution.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE,
THE SENATE CONCURRING:
Section 1. That it is the sense of the Legislature of the
State of Florida that in the printing, binding and publishing
of the Acts of the Legislature at the Extra Sessions held dur-
ing the year 1931, a copy of the call of the Governor of the
State of Florida for each of the said Extra Sessions be printed
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and bar of the State of Florida in determining whether each
and every of such laws has been properly enacted into law,
according to the requirements of the Constitution of the State
of Florida.
Which was read.
Mr. Lewis (Gulf) moved that the rules be waived and that
the Resolution be now considered.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Lewis (Gulf) moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Concurrent Resolution No. 2-XX be read a
second time.
Which was agreed to.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 2-XX was read the
second time.
Mr. Lewis (Gulf) moved that the Concurrent Resolution be
now adopted.
Which was agreed to.
The Resolution was adopted.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
The Speaker in the Chair.
Mr. Sapp, Chairman of the Committee of Miscellaneous
Legislation, moved that House Bill No. 10-XX be placed on
the Special Order Calendar.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.

Mr. Sapp, Chairman of the Committee of Miscellaneous
Legislation, moved that House Bill No. 13-XX be placed on
the Special Order Calendar.
Which was agreed tc by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Wood, Chairman of the Committee on Finance and
Taxation, moved that Senate Bill No. 32-XX be placed on the
Special Order Calendar.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Wood, Chairman of the Committee on Finance and
Taxation, moved that Senate Bill No. 33-XX be placed on the
Special Order Calendar.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Wood, Chairman of the Committee on Finance and
Taxation, moved that House Bill No. 100-XX be placed on the
Special Order Calendar.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Wood, Chairman of the Committee on Finance and
Taxation, moved that House Bill No. 15-XX be placed on the
Special Order Calendar.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS
By Mr. Trammell of Brevard-
House Bill No. 184-XX:
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 that no county budget
commission shall be elected or appointed in or for counties
having a population of not less than twelve thousand seven
hundred and not more than thirteen thousand, according to
the next preceding State census, and to provide that no budget
commission shall have authority in such counties.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.

By Mr. Kelly of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 185-XX:
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 One, Six and
Eight of Chapter 14677, Acts of 1931, Laws of Florida, ap-
proved May 28th, 1931, the same being, "An Act requiring
corporations authorized to do business in the State of Florida,
both foreign and domestic, annually to file with the Secretary
of State certain reports and to pay a certain tax in the nature
of filing fee thereon, to prescribe certain duties for the Sec-
retary of State with reference thereto and to authorize him
to make reasonable regulations in regard to the form of re-
ports herein provided; and to provide reasonable regulations
for the enforcement of the provisions of this Act."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 186-XX:
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 licensing and
taxing of Jai Alai (Hi Li) in those counties having a popula-
tion of not less than 100,000 and not more than 150,000 ac-
cording to the last State or Federal census; apportioning the
moneys derived therefrom among the several counties of the
State; to provide for and regulate the making of pari-mutual
pools within the enclosure of licensed Jai Alai Frontons; to
provide for holding referendum and recall elections to deter-
mine whether Jai Alai shall be permitted or continued there-
in; providing that the State Racing Commission shall have
jurisdiction of the granting of permits and the supervision of
the operation of the saie Jai Alai and providing certain pen-
alties for the violation of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 187-XX:
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 county commis-
sioner in the counties having a population of more than one
hundred thousand, according to the last State or Federal cen-
sus to appoint an Electrical Inspector to inspect electrical work
installed in said counties outside of cities and towns which
have an Electrical Inspector; to provide a penalty and for
other purposes.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Chappell of Dade-
House Bill No. 188-XX:
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 Sub-section 7 of
Section 697 of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, re-
lating to exemption from taxation on real and personal prop-
erty of widows and disabled persons and for other purposes.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Messrs. Brown and Goff of Suwannee--
House Bill No. 189-XX:
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 expenditure and
disbursement of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed
to the credit of the several counties of the State of Florida
having a population of not less than 15,725 and of not more
than 15,735, according to the last preceding State or Federal
census, and conferring certain power, authority, directions and
duties upon the State Board of Administration with refer-
ence thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Andrews of Holmes-
House Bill No. 190-XX:
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 an additional tax
upon gasoline or other like products of petroleum; providing
for reports of sales of such commodities to the Comptroller
of the State of Florida; providing for the disposition of the
moneys derived from such taxes, and fixing a penalty for the
violation of the pro ic.ions of this Act; providing that the
gasoline inspection laws of the State of Florida shall apply
to this Act; requiring a reduction of State ad valorem millage
taxes consistent herewith; and providing that this Act is an
emergency revenue measure and shall be of no force and ef-
fect from and after July 1st, 1935.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.

By Messrs. Mathews of Duval, Horne of Madison, Black of
Alachua, Brock of Washington, Mason of Escambia, Watson
of Hillsborough, Page of Escambia, Morton of Alachua, Davis
of Nassau, Dann of Pinellas, Kelly of Pinellas, Booth of Pi-
nessal, Robineau of Dade, Caldwell of Santa Rosa, Wood of
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House Bill No. 191:
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 purchase of
property, supplies, materials or equipment by any officer,
board, bureau or commission of the State of Florida from any
member of the Legislature, or from any firm, association or
corporation in which any member of the Legislature of the
State of Florida has any interest, or in which any relative
within the second degree of consanguinity or affinity of any
officer, bureau, board or commission of the State has an in-
terest; declaring the public policy of the State with reference
to the practice of State officers, boards, bureaus or commis-
sions, purchasing property, supplies, materials or equipment
from members of the Legislature or firms, associations or
corporations in which members of the Legislature have any
interest, or where any relative within the second degree of
consanguinity or affinity of any official of the State has an
interest; or where any State officer or any member of any
bureau, board of commission has any interest in such property
or any lien upon such property; providing the penalties for
the violation of this law and making the violation of the same
a high crime and a misdemeanor where the same is violated
by an officer who is subject to impeachment and making the
same mandatory grounds for removal in case such officer is
not subject to impeachment.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Messrs. Moon and Strickland of Marion-
House Bill No. 192-XX:
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 B. R. Ansley,
and providing appropriation to compensate him for expenses
incurred, and for loss of his son, Cecil Ansley, who died from
burns inflicted upon him by other inmates of the Florida In-
dustrial School for Boys, at Marianna, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriatiors.
By Messrs. Lea of Manatee, Rowe of Manatee, Bledsoe of
Hillsborough, Page of Escambia, Albury of Monroe, Chappell
of Dade, Keen of Sarasota, Moon of Marion, Bass of Palm
Beach, Dann of Pinellas, Booth of Pinellas, Kelly of Pinellas,
Walker of Wakulla, Goff of Suwannee, Coffee of DeSoto, El-
liott of Lafayette, Watson of Hillsborough and Smith of Co-
lumbia-
House Bill No. 193-XX:
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 and re-enacting Sec-
tion 4981 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, being
Section 3189 of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, 1920,
being Chapter 522, Section 1, Acts of 1853, as amended by
Section 1, Chapter 4726 Acts of 1899, with reference to the
length of residence required in order to obtain a divorce in
this State.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Messrs. Bass and Lewis of Palm Beach, Tomasello of
Okeechobee, Collier of Collier, Stewart of Hendry, Peeples of
Glades, Durrance of Charlotte and Rogers of Broward-
House Bill No. 194-XX:
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 re-payment to the
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of monies appro-
priated to establish, construct and maintain industrial plants
at the several State institutions, under the provisions of Chap-
ter 10271, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Messrs. Watson of Hillsborough, Collier of Collier and
Page of Escambia-
House Bill No. 195-XX:
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 prohibit the purchase of motor
vehicles by State officers, boards, commissions and/or em-
ployees of the State of Florida, where no specific appropriation
has been made authorizing the same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 196-XX:
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 discontinuing the publishing of
delinquent tax lists in newspapers.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 197-XX:
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 assessments of ad
valorem taxes to be made annually and limiting the rate
thereof and requiring assessment rolls for public examination.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Watson of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 198-XX:
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 compensation
of the clerks of the various courts of record.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
By Mr. Chapman of Volusia-
House Bill No. 199-XX:
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 sub-Section J of
Section Four (4) of an Act approved by the Governor June 3,
1931, entitled "An Act regulating the sale of securities and to
make uniform the law relating thereto and to repeal statutes
which are inconsistent therewith."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 9, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By the Constitutional two-thirds vote the Governor's ob-
jections thereto the contrary notwithstanding-Senate Bill
No. 204-X.
By a two-thirds vote, permission was given to Senator Get-
zen to introduce and have considered the following bill:
Senate Bill No. 204-X:
A bill to be entitled An Act to change the name of the City
of San Antonio, in Pasco County, Florida, from its present
name to the City of Lake Jovita.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,.
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 204-X of the first Extra Session, con-
tained in the above message, was read the first time by its
title and placed on the Calendar.
The following veto messages were read:
July 7, 1931.
Hon. Pat Whitaker,
President of the Senate.
Sir:
SIn conformity with the requirement of the Constitution of
the State of Florida, I herewith transmit to you, for the con-
sideration of the Senate, the following vetoed Act with the
Governor's objections attached thereto, viz:
(Senate Bill No. 204-X) :
An Act to change the name of the City of San Antonio, in
Pasco County, Florida, from its present name to the City of
Lake Jovita.
Yours very truly,
R. A. GRAY,
Secretary of State.














June 26, 1931.
Honorable R. A. Gray,
Secretary of State.
Dear Mr. Gray:
Pursuant to authority vested in me as Governor, under the
provisions of Section 28, Article III of the Constitution of
Florida, I transmit to you with my objections thereto, Senate
Bill No. 204-X, the same having originated in the Senate, Ex-
traordinary Session of 1931, and being entitled as follows:
An Act to change the name of the City of San Antonio, in
Pasco County, Florida, from its present name to the City of
Lake Jovita.
The same is being vetoed at the request of the Representa-
tive from Pasco County, Florida, who advises that the senti-
ment of the citizenship of the city affected is opposed to said
bill
Respectfully yours,
DOYLE E. CARLTON,
The question recurred on the passage of the bill, the Gov-
ernor's objection thereto to the contrary notwithstanding.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Mathews (Duval)-1.
Nays-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Barrow, Bass,
Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Booth, Blount, Brock, Brown, Bullard,
Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Dann,
Davis, Douglas, Durrance, Elliott, Finlayson, Goff, Hagan,
Harrell, Holmes, Home (Jackson), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kel-
ly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Larson, Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason,
Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), McRory, Nordman, Page, Par-
ker, Poppell. Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rogers, Sapp, Shackel-
ford, Sledge, Steed, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Tomasello, Trammell
(Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wainwright, Walker, Ward,
Warner, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West. Whit-
man Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-76.
So the bill failed to pass by the Constitutional two-thirds
vote.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 15, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speakerof 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. 183-XX:
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 expenditure and
disbursement of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed
to the credit of the several counties of the State of Florida
having a population of not less than 15,610 and of not more
thar- 15,620, according to the last preceding State or Federal
census, and conferring certain power, authority, directions and
duties upon the State Board of Administration with reference
thereto.
House Bill No. 149-XX:
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 Town of Howey-
in-the-Hills to accept, upon payment for taxes, in lieu of
cash, the outstanding municipal bonds of said town issued,
sold and delivered pursuant to the provisions of a certain or-
dinance passed by the Town Council on the 31st day of August,
1925, and prescribing the terms and conditions upon which
said bonds shall be accepted for said purpose.
House Bill No. 152-XX:
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 supplementing Chapter 9872
of the Acts of 1923, entitled, 'An Act to abolish the present
municipal government of the Town of Pahokee in Palm Beach
County; to legalize and validate the ordinances of said town
and official acts thereunder; to create .nd establish a new mu-
nicipality to be known as the Town of Pahokee, Palm Beach
County, Florida; and to fix and provide its territorial limits,
jurisdiction and powers, and the jurisdiction and powers of
its officers', and by this Act to authorize and empower said
Town of Pahokee to accept, in such form and upon such con-
aitions as its governing bod, may approve, a conveyance, for
cemetery purposes, of lands within or without the incorpor-
ated limits of said town, and particularly in Martin County,



and to own, hold. enclose, maintain and beautify such lands
for cemetery purposes, and to bind said town to such under-
takings by agreement in such conveyance or otherwise, and
empowering said town to sell or donate burial plots in such
lands for cemetery purposes, and generally to regulate and
control the same; and fixing the effective date of this Act."
House Bill No. 132-XX:
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 compensation of the
Board of County Commissioners in all counties of the State of
Florida, having a population of more than 10,600 and less than
12,000, according to the last official census, and designating
the fund out of which said compensation shall be paid.
House Bill No. 173-XX:
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 prohibiting the sale of fresh
water fish in counties of the State of Florida having a popu-
lation of not more than 12,300 and not less than 12,100, ac-
cording to the last State or Wederal census, and providing a
penalty for the violation hereof.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bills Nos. 183-XX, 149-XX, 152-XX, 132-XX,
and 173-XX, contained in the above message, were referred
to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 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. 156-XX:
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 making it unlawful to sell or
transport bass or speckled perch, otherwise known as crappie
or newlyte in Volusia County, Florida, and providing a penalty
for the violation of this Act; and repealing House Bill No.
216-X, Acts of the first Extraordinary Session of 1931, ap-
proved June 26, 1931.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bill No. 156-XX, contained in the above message,
was referred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 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. 176-XX:
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 House Bill Number
1347 of the regular session of the Legislature of the State of
Florida for the year 1931, same being "A bill to be entitled An
Act to abolish the present municipality and municipal govern-
ment of the Town of Pahokee in Palm Beach County, Florida,
as created by Chapter 9872, Special Acts of 1923, and to estab-
lish a new municipality to be known as the City of Pahokee
in Palm Beach County, Florida; and to define its territorial
boundaries and to provide for its government and to pre-
scribe its jurisdiction and powers, the jurisdiction and powers
of its officers; to legalize and validate the ordinances of said
town and official acts thereunder, and to adopt the same as
the ordinances of said City of Pahokee; to prescribe the time
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notice thereof, and providing a negative referendum to decide
the question of incorporating said city, fixing the boundaries
of said city; adding Section 67 relating to the regulation of
the traffic, tracks and crossing of railways trains and loco-
notives and supplementing said Act to authorize and empower
said City of Pahokee to accept property for cemetery purposes
within or without the incorporated limits of said city and par-
ticularly in Martin County and to own, hold, enclose, maintain
and beautify such lands for cemetery purposes and to further
maintain and manage said property for said cemetery purposes
and to generally regulate and control the same; and fixing the
effective date of this Act.
House Bill No. 177-XX:
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 expenditure and
disbursement of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed to
the credit of the several counties of the State of Florida hav-
ing a population of not less than 3,000 and of not more than
3,400, according to the last preceding Federal census, and con-
ferring certain power, authority, directions and duties upon
the State Board of Administration with reference thereto.
House Bill No. 178-XX:
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 taking of fish
from the fresh waters of Sumter County, Florida, and to pre-
scribe a penalty for the violation thereof.
House Bill No. 179-XX:
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 relative to the application of
moneys to be derived under the provisions of Chapter No.
14832, Acts of 1931, by counties of the State of Florida having
a population of not less than seven thousand two hundred and
ninety and not more than seven thousand three hundred ac-
cording to the United States census of 1930.
House Bill No. 182-XX:
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 for assessing special taxes and spe-
cial tax district taxes in counties having a population between
35,000 and 45,000.
'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 176-XX, 177-XX, 178-XX, 179-XX
and 182-XX, contained in the above message, were referred
to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 15, 1931.
Hon. 9. 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. 48-XX:
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 legalizing, ratifying, validating
and confirming all tax levies and tax assessments heretofore
made by the Town of Umatilla, Florida, and legalizing, ratify-
ing, validating and confirming all the acts and proceedings
had or taken by each and all of the public officials of the
Town of Umatilla, Florida, in levying and assessing the taxes
of said town and in making and preparing the tax assessment
rolls thereof.
House Bill No. 49-XX:
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 all assessments for
taxes heretofore made by the Town of Umatilla, Florida,
against personal property in said town and to declare such
taxes which have not been paid valid and binding liens against
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with all penalties, and to authorize said Town of Umatilla to
collect such taxes in the manner now provided by the charter.
House Bill No. 138-XX:
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 expenditures and
disbursements of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed
to the credit of certain of the several counties of the State
of Florida, having a population of not less than 6280, nor more
than 6300 and conferring certain powers, authority, directions
and duties upon the State Board of Administration with ref-
erence thereto, where the said counties are not now or may
not hereafter be in default for bonds issued for the construc-
tion of roads and may not have now or hereafter any further
State roads to be built.
House Bill No. 85-XX:
The introduction o which was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act apportioning the moneys re-
ceived from the State Treasurer by the County Commissioners
of the several counties of the State of Florida having a popu-
lation of not less than 6,729 and not exceeding 7,000, according
to the last State or Federal Census, which said moneys have
been received from the State Treasurer under and by virtue
of the law of the State of Florida, to-wit: Senate Bill No. 361,
providing for the State Racing Commission, etc., which said bill
is An Act of the Legislature of 1931, and providing that said
moneys so received by the County Commissioners shall be
divided equally between the County School Board and the
Board of County Commisisoners of such counties, and provid-
ing the purpose for which the County Commisioners may ex-
pend the portion of said moneys retained by them.
House Bill No. 148-XX:
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 Town of Howey-
in-the-Hills to use the balance of the proceeds of the sale of
an issue of the municipal bonds of said town issued, sold and
delivered pursuant to the provisions of a certain ordinance
passed by the town council on the 31st day of August, 1925,
for the purpose of purchasing and retiring bonds of said issue
now outstanding, and prescribing the terms and conditions
upon which said proceeds shall be used for said purposes.
House Bill No. 163-XX:
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 expenditures
and disbursements of moneys derived from gasoline taxes
placed to the credit of certain of the several counties of the
State of Florida, having a population of not less than (53,000),
nor more than (61,000) and confering certain powers, author-
ity, directions and duties upon the State Board of Adminis-
tration with reference thereto, where the said counties are
not now or may not hereafter be in default for bonds issued
for the construction of roads and may not have now or may
not hereafter be in default for bonds issued for the construc-
tion of roads and may not have now or hereafter any further
State roads to be built.
House Bill No. 165-XX:
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 expenditure and
disbursement of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed to
the credit of the several counties of the State of Florida having
a population of not less than 4,020 and not more than 4,120,
according to the last preceding State or Federal census, and
conferring certain power, authority, directions and duties upon
the State Board of Administration with reference thereto.
House Bill No. 171-XX:
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 expenditure and
disbursement of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed
to the credit of the several counties of the State of Florida
having a population of not less than 5200 and not more than
5500, according to the last preceding State or Federal census,
and conferring certain power, authority, directions and duties
upon the State Board of Administration with reference thereto.
House Bill No. 172-XX:
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vote of the members of the House of Representatives.
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the expenditure and
disbursement of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed
to the credit of the several counties of the State of Florida
having a population of not less than 12,100 and of not more
than 12,300, according to the last preceding State or Federal
census, and conferring certain power, authority, directions
and duties upon the State Board of Administration with ref-
erence thereto.
House Bill No. 174-XX:
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 expenditure and
disbursement of moneys derived from gasoline taxes placed to
the credit of the several counties of the State of Florida hav-
ing a population of not less than 9425 and not more than 9500,
according to the last preceding State or Federal census, and
conferring certain powers, authority, directions and duties
upon the State Board of Administration with reference thereto.
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. 48-XX, 49-XX, 138-XX, 85-XX,
148-XX, 163-XX, 165-XX, 171-XX, 172-XX, and 174-XX, con-
tained in the above message, were referred to the Committee
on Enrolled Bills.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ENGROSSED BILLS
Mr. Strom, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills,
submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 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 third reading:
House Bill No. 173-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting the sale of fresh
water fish in counties of the State of Florida having a popu-
lation of not more than 12,300 and not less than 12,100, ac-
cording to the last State .r Federal census, and providing a
penalty for the violation hereof.
Also-
House Bill No. 132-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the compensation of the
Board of County Commissioners in all counties of the State
of Florida, having a population of more than 10,640 and less
than 12,000, and designating the fund out of which said com-
pensation shall be paid.
Also-
House Bill No. 156-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act making it unlawful to sell or
transport bass or speckled perch, otherwise known as crappie
or newlyte in Volusia County, Florida, and providing a penalty
for the violation of this Act; and repealing House Bill No.
216-X, Acts of the First Extraordinary Session of 1931, ap-
proved June 26, 1931.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly
engrossed, and return same herewith.
Very respectfully,
S. H. STROM,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bills Nos. 173-XX, 132-XX, and 156-XX, con-
tained in the above report, were ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Strom, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills,
submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 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 third reading:
Senate Bill No. 83-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the compensation of the



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county assessor of taxes and the county tax collector in coun-
ties having a total population of not less than 9400 and not
more than 9410 according to the Federal census of 1930.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 104-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Town Council
of the Town of Miami Shores to compromise and adjust cer-
tain taxes, tax sale certificates and assessment liens, either
for cash, or bonds or other obligations of the town, and to
validate, ratify and confirm acts, contracts and other obliga-
tions thereof.
Have carefully examined same, and find amendments to
same correctly engrossed, and return same herewith.
Very respectfully.
S. H. STROM,
Chairman of Committee.
And Senate Bills Nos. 83-XX and 104-XX, contained in the
above report, were ordered certified to the Senate.
COMMITTEE MINORITY REPORTS
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 13, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
As a member of the Finance and Taxation Committee, I
desire to file a Minority Report explaining my vote on House
Bills Nos. 1-XX and 146-XX. I voted to favorably report
House Bill No. 1-XX with Representative Blount, of Duval
County. I voted to favorably report House Bill No. 146-XX
with Representative Kelly, of Pinellas County.
The platform of the Democratic party prepared by the
Democrat Executive Committee of Manatee County provided
in Section 3 of Article 6 as follows:
"The present panic, which is nation-wide, calls for economy
in State expenditures. We, therefore, request the Governor
and Legislature of Florida to suspend further road-building
activities, except maintenance, until our tax burden can be
more equalized and apply the gasoline tax thus saved to bond-
ed debts of the various counties. Our Democratic nominees
for the Legislature when elected will support such measures.
We further favor the reduction of all governmental expenses
and the tax rate"
I strongly advocate good roads, and there may be persuasive
arguments advanced for a continuance of the road building
program at this time, but the ability of the people of the State
of Florida to pay taxes has been used up, and substantial re-
trenchment is also necessary. A suspension of further road
building would constitute one very substantial item of re-
trenchment that would not only save tax money, but encour-
age and give hope to the tax payers.
The transferring of the equivalent of one cent (Ic) gas tax
money from the State Road Department would be relief of
importance. It is not only a question of having a road build-
ing holiday, but also giving the tax payer a much needed
holiday.
A. B. ROWE.
CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS
House Bill No. 25-XX:
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 col-
lecting and enforcing the same.
Pending on motion to reconsider vote by which House Bill
No. 25-XX failed to pass, was taken up.
The roll call being demanded on the motion to reconsider
the vote by which House Bill No. 25-XX failed to pass, upon
call of the roll the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Anderson. Black, Bledsoe,
Blount, Bullard, Chapman, Chappell, Collier, Davis, Douglas,
Durrance, Goff, Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Kanner, Keen, Kehoe,
Kelly, Kennedy, Larson, Lewis (Palm Beach), Lindler, Lowe,
Mattheus (Gilchrist), Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), McRory,
Nordman, Poppell, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Smith,
Steed, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague, Tomasello, Trammell
(Brevard), Warner, Westbrook, Whitman. Wicker, Wood,
Yearty, Zim-50.
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Bass, Beasley, Booth, Brock,
Brown, Burnett, Caldwell, Coffee, Dann, Elliott, Finlayson, Ful-
ler, Horne (Jackson), Home (Madison), Kendrick, Lea (High-
lands), Lea (Manatee), Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval),











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Morton, Page, Parker, Peeples, Prine, Roberts, Robineau,
Sledge, Stewart, Trammell (Calhoun), Walker, Ward, Watson,
Went orth, Wester, West--38.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF PAIR
I am paired with Mr. Bloodworth of Polk on all questions
relative to the occupational license tax bill, House Bill No.
25-XX. If he were present he would vote no and I vote aye.
N. D. WAINWRIGHT.
The motion to reconsider was agreed to.
The vote was duly reconsidered.
The question recurred on the final passage of House Bill
No. 25-XX, as amended.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, as amended,
the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Anderson, Black, Bledsoe,
Blount, Bullard, Chapman, Chappell, Collier, Davis, Durrance,
Hagan, Harrell, Holmes, Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Kennedy,
Larson, Lowe, Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus).
Moon (Marion), McRory, Nordman, Poppell, Rowe, Rogers,
Sapp, Shackelford, Smith, Steed, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Warner, Westbrook, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,
Yearty, Zim-46.
Nays-Messrs. Albury, Andrews, Bass, Beasley, Booth, Brock,
Brown, Burnett, Caldwell, Coffee, Dann, Elliott, Finlayson,
Fuller, Goff, Home (Jackson), Horne (Madison), Kendrick,
Lee (Highlands), Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm Beach), Lind-
ler, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval), Morton, Page, Parker,
Peeples, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Sledge, Stewart, Trammell
(Calhoun), Walker, Ward, Watson, Wentworth, Wester, West
-41.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered referred to the Committee on
Engrossed Bills.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF PAIR
I am paired with Mr. Bloodworth of Polk on House Bill
No. 25-XX. If he were present he would vote no. I vote aye.
N. D. WAINWRIGHT.
CONSIDERATION OF SPECIAL ORDER CALENDAR
Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 43-XX:
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 from and after
July 1st, 1931, twenty-five per cent (25%) of the gross amount
of all fees and moneys collected through the Hotel Com-
mission of the State of Florida, the Department of Game and
Fresh Water Fish of the State of Florida, the State Game
Commissioner of the State of Florida, the Shell Fish Commis-
sioier of the State of Florida, the Florida Real Estate Com-
missioner of the State of Florida, and the State Board of
Barber Examiners of the State of Florida, shall be paid into
the treasury of the State of Florida semi-annually to the cre-
dit of the General Revenue Fund of the State.
Was taken up and read the first time by its title.
Mr. Wood moved that the rules be waived and Committee
Substitute for House Bill No. 43-XX be read a second time by
its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 43-XX was
read a second time by its title only.
Mr. Mathews of Duval offered the following amendment to
Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 43-XX:
In Section 1, lines 1 and 2, strike out the words "25% of
all the fees and moneys collected by," and insert in lieu there-
of the following: "all surplus fees and money not necessary
for actual expenses of such departments, as authorized by
law."
Mr. Mathews (Duval) moved the adoption of the amend-
ment.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Caldwell of Santa Rosa offered the following substitute
amendment to Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 43-XX:
In Section 1, line 8, after the word "Florida" and before the
word "shall" insert: "together with all surplus remaining
after the actual and necessary expenses of the department
affected be paid as provided by law."
Mr. Caldwell moved the adoption of the substitute amend-
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Mr. Wood moved that the rules be further waived and that
Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 43-XX, as amended,
be read a third time in full and put upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 43-XX, as
amended, was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews,
Barrow, Bass, Beasley, Black, Bledsoe, Booth, Blount, Brock,
Brown, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Coffee, Collier,
Dann, Davis, Elliott, Finlayso._, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell,
Holmes, Home (Jackson), Horne (Madison), Kehoe, Kelly,
Larson, Lea (Manatee), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Math-
ews (Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist). Mitchell, Moon (Citrus),
Moon (Marion), Morton, Page, Parker, Prine, Roberts, Robi-
neau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Sledge, Strom, Taylor,
Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Wainwright, Walker,
Ward, Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whit-
man, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-72.
Nays-Messrs. Douglas, Durrance, Kanner, Keen, Kendrick,
Kennedy, Lee (Highlands), McRory, Nordman, Peeples, Pop-
pell, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Trammell (Calhoun), War-
ner-17.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered referred to the Committee on
Engrossed Bills.
Mr. Elliott moved that the vote by which Committee Sub-
stitute for House Bill No. 43-XX passed be now reconsidered.
Mr. Wood moved that the amendment be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Tomasello of Okeechobee moved that the committee
heretofore appointed to investigate certain matters pertaining
to the State Road Department, be and are instructed to cause
subpoenas to issue requiring E. C. Darlington, and all persons
referred to in the telegram from said E. C. Darlington, bear-
ing date July 14, 1931, to appear, and such committee shall
report the truth or falsity of such statements as contained in
such telegram.
Which was agreed to.
House Bill No. 20-XX:
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 and imposing a license
tax on the business or work of erecting, posting or displaying
signs, posters, or other outdoor display advertising matter
along or in view of the highways and railroads of the State
of Florida outside the municipalities, and providing for the
ascertainment of the amount thereof, and providing for the
licensing of persons, firms, associations and corporations en-
gaged in or conducting such business and work, and making
appropriation for the use and expenditure of the entire pro-
ceeds of all license taxes collected under the provisions of this
Act; and providing penalties for the violation of this Act.
Was taken up.
Mr. Wood moved that the rules be waived and House bill
No. 20-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 20-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Wood moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 20-XX 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-XX was read a third time in full.

Messrs. Trammell of Brevard, Larson of Clay, and Rowe of
Manatee, offered the following amendment to House Bill No.
20-XX:
Strike out the words wherever 10 cents per sc, ft. appears
in the bill and insert in lieu thereof the following: 2 cents
per sq. ft.
Mr. Trammell moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Wood moved that the amendment be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Lee of Highlands offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 20-XX:
In section 5 strike out section 5 in its entirely.
Mr. Lee (Highlands) moved the adoption of the amendment.,
Mr. Wood moved that the amenamenv o laid on the table.
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rules be waived and that the time for adjournment be ex-
tended until 1:10 o'clock p. m.
Which was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The question recurred on the motion to lay the amendment
on the table.
Pending consideration thereof the hour of one o'clock p. m.
having arrived the House of Representatives stood adjourned
until 3 o'clock this afternoon.

AFTERNOON SESSION
The House of Representatives was called to order by the
Speaker at three 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, Booth, Blount, Brown, Bullard,
Burnett, Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas, Dur-
rance, Elliott, Finlayson, Fuller, Hagan, Holmes, Horne (Jack-
son), Horne (Madison), Kanner, Keen, Kehoe, Kelly, Ken-
drick, Kennedy, Lee (Highlands), Lindler, Lowe, Madison,
Moon (Citrus), Moon (Marion), Morton, McKenzie, Nordman,
Mason, Mathews ((Duval), Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell,
Page, Poppell, Prine, Roberts, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Steed,
Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague, Wainwright, Ward, Warner,
Watson, Wentworth, Westbrook, Wester, Whitman, Wicker,
Wood, Yearty, Zim-68.
A quorum present.
CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Consideration of-
House Bill No. 20-XX:
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 and imposing a license
tax on the business or work of erecting, posting, or displaying
:signs, posters, or other outdoor display advertising matter
along or in view of the highways and railroads of the State
,of Florida outside the municipalities, and providing for the
ascertainment of the amount thereof, and providing for the
licensing of persons, firms, associations and corporations en-
gaged in or conducting such business and work, and making
-appropriation for the use and expenditure of the entire pro-
ceeds of all license taxes collected under the provisions of this
Act; and providing penalties for the violation of this Act.
"Pending on motion to lay on the table an amendment offer-
,ed by Mr. Lee (Highlands) at the time of adjournment at
one o'clock today.
Was resumed.
Following is the amendment:
Mr. Lee of Highlands offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 20-XX:
In Section 5, strike out Section in its entirety.
Mr. Lee (Highlands) moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Wood moved that the amendment be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
The amendment was not agreed to.
Mr. Kelly of Pinellas offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 20-XX:
In bill, wherever ten cents appears strike out and insert five
cents.
Mr. Kelly moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Robineau of Dade offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 20-XX:
In Section 1, line 13, after the word "municipalities" insert
the following: "Provided that for each sign poster or other
display advertisement there shall be paid a minimum annual
license tax of Two ($2.00) Dollars, and it shall be so paid for
an entire year irrespective of the period of time less than a
year that such advertisement shall be displayed."
Mr. Robineau moved the adoption of the amendment.
The amendment was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The question recurred on the passage of the bill.
Upox_ call of the roll on the passage of House Bill No. 20-XX,
as amended, the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Albury, Anderson, Andrews,
Barrow, Bass, Beasley, Black, Booth, Blount, Brock, Brown,
Bullard, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee, Collier, Davis,
Douglas, Durrance, Finlayson, Fuller, Goff, Hagan, Harrell,
Holmes, Hcrne (Jackson), Home (Madison), Kanner, Keen,
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Kehoe, Kelly, Kendrick, Kennedy, Lea (Manatee), Lewis (Palm
Beach), Lindler, Lowe, Madison, Mason, Mathews (Duval),
Mattheus (Gilchrist), Mitchell, Moon (Citrus), Moon (Mari-
on), Morton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Prine, Roberts,
Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford, Smith, Steed,
Stone, Strom, Teague, Tomasello, Wainwright, Warner, West-
brook, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-72.
Nays-Messrs. Bledsoe, Dann, Elliott, Lee (Highlands), Page,
Parker, Poppell, Taylor, Walker, Ward, Watson, Wentworth,
Wester-12.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered referred to the Committee on
Engrossed Bills.
Mr. Mitchell moved that Senate Bill No. 100-XX be recalled
from the Senate for further consideration
Which was agreed to.
ancd Senate Bily No. 100-XX was ordered recalled from the
Senate.
Mr. Bledsoe moved that the rules be waived and he be al-
lowed to introduce a local bill.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.

By Messrs. Bledsoe, Lowe, and Watson of Hillsborough.
House Bill No. 200-XX:
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 of
elections in the special school districts in all of the counties of
the state having a population of not less than 145,000 and not
more than 155,000; providing for the calling of said election
within thirty days from the time this Act becomes a law; pro-
viding for the giving of notice of said election; providing that
the question of millage to be levied for the fiscal
year July 1st, 1931 to June 30, 1932 be submitted to the elec-
tors, and the millage determined by such election shall con-
trol the levy for said fiscal year, and providing that elections
so called shall be controlled in other respects by existing laws.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Bledsoe moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 200-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 200-XX was read a second time by its
title only.
Mr. Bledsoe moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 200-XX 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. 200-XX 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, Bullard, Burnett, Caldwell, Chapman, Chappell, Coffee,
Collier, Dann, Davis, Douglas. Durrance. EIliott. Finlayson.
Fuller. Goff, Hagan, Harrell. Holmes. Home '.Jackson, Horne
cMadisonb, 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), Mor-
ton, McKenzie, McRory, Nordman, Page, Parker, Peeples, Pop-
pell, Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackel-
ford, Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor,
Teague, Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Cal-
houn), Wainwright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Went-
worth, Westbrook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood,
Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Steed moved that when the House of Representatives
do adjourn that the adjournment be until 10:00 o'clock Thurs-
day, July the 16th.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Westbrook moved that the rules be waived and that
Senate Messages be now taken up and considered.
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., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 113-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the creation in
each of the several counties of the State of Florida having a
population of not less than (10,500) ten thousand five hun-
dred and not more than (11,000) eleven thousand, according to
the last Federal census of the State of Florida, a Tax Delin-
quent Adjustment Board prescribing 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 prescribing the powers and duties of
such board; providing for the compromise and adjustment of
tax sale certificates held by the State upon certain conditions.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 114-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide that prior service of
a juror in any Court in Florida during the same year be ground
for challenge for cause.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 113-XX, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
And Senate Bill No. 114-XX, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 110-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to commissions of county
assessors for taxes for assessing special taxes and special tax
district taxes in counties having a population between 6,800
and 7,250.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 111-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to cure certain informalities and
defects in the execution and acknowledgemen- of deeds and
other instruments executed and acknowledged prior to the
first day of April A. D. 1931 in States, Territories and Dis-
tricts of the United States outside of the State of Florida, and
conveying, encumbering or transferring any interest in real
or personal property located within the State of Florida, in-
cluding any interest or any married woman in real or personal
property, and the relinquishment of dower by any married
woman.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 110-XX, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and placed on the Local
Calendar.
And Senate Bill No. 111-XX, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.



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The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 115-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act declaring and establishing as a
State road that certain paved highway in Sarasota county,
Florida, described as follows: Beginning at a point on State
Road Number Five south of the Town of Venice, Florida, and
extending south to the Town of Englewood, Florida, thence
east to the Myakka River.
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 116-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend the existing charter
of the City of Venice, a municipality of the County of Sarasota,
Florida (being Chapter 11776, Extraordinary Session, Acts of
1925, and Acts amendatory thereof), by amending Section Two
of Article Fourteen thereof.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary.of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 115-XX, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
And Senate Bill No. 116-XX, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
The following message from the Senate iwas received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By the Committee on Appropriations-
Senate Bill No. 71-XX, which the Chair ruled came within
the purview of the Governor's call:
A bill to be entitled An Act making annual appropriations
for salaries and other expenses of the State of Florida, begin-
ning July 1st, 1931.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 71-XX, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931..
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 47-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to create a county budget com-
mission in all counties of the State of Florida having a popu-
lation of not less than ten thousand, five hundred (10,500) and
not more than ten thousand, nine hundred (10,900), according
to the last United States census for Florida; to prescribe the
powers, duties and functions of such county budget commis-
sion and the qualifications, terms of office and method of ap-
pointment or election of members thereof; and to authorize
such county budget commission to make and control the bud-
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Commissioners, Board of Public Instruction, County Welfare
Board, Parental Home Board and all other boards, commis-
sions and officials of such counties or taxing districts (except
school districts) situate therein authorized to raise and ex-
pend moneys for county or district purposes.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Mr. Steed moved that the House of Representatives receive
Senate Bill No. 47-XX.
Which was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 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 of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 127-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections One, Six and
Eight of Chapter 14677, Acts of 1931, Laws of Florida approved
May 28th, 1931, the same being, "An Act requiring corporations
authorized to do business in the State of Florida, both foreign
and domestic, annually to file with the Secretary of State cer-
tain reports and to pa3 a certain tax in the nature of filing
fee thereon, to prescribe certain duties for the Secretary of
State with reference thereto and to authorize him to make
reasonable regulations in regard to the form of reports herein
provided; and to provide reasonable regulations for the en-
forcement of the provisions of this Act."
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 127-XX, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and referred to the Com-
mittee on Finance and Tasation.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 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 of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 129-XX:
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 discounts for early payment in
full.

By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce-

Senate Bill No. 130-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1 of Chapter
12,261, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1927, entitled, "An Act amend-
ing Chapter 9134 of the Acts of 1923, relating to scholarships
in the two State institutions of higher learning."
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. 129-XX and 130-XX, contained in the
above message, were read the first time by their titles and
referred to the Committee on Miscellaneous Legislation.
The following message from the Senate was received:



Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 109-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the compensation
of county tax assessors, county tax collectors, county judges
and clerks of circuit courts in all counties of the State of
Florida having a population of more than 23,150 and less than
23,165, according to the last State or Federal census; provid-
ing that all fees collected by or paid to such officers be paid
into a special fund to be known as county officer's fund and
for all such officers to be compensated from and the expenses
of operation of their offices paid from such fund; and provid-
ing for the budgeting of the expense of all such offices and
the duties of the Board of County Commissioners in such coun-
ties.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 109-XX, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and placed on the Local Cal-
endar.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 117-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the handling and
disposition by the Board of Administration of all funds com-
ing into possession of said board or under the control of said
board to the credit of counties in the State of Florida having
a population of not less than Fourteen Thousand 14.000' and
not more than Fourteen Thousand Six Hundred '14,600', and
providing for and limiting the expenditure on county projects
of certain excess funds by the Board of County Commission-
ers of said counties according to the last preceding Federal
census.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of. the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 117-XX, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 43-XX:
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 saic Budget Commissions severally,
and to prescribe and regulate the functions thereof.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate..



July 15, 1931











JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE



Mr. Parker moved that the House of Representatives receive
Senate Bill No. 43-XX.
Which was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I--am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 86-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act regulating restaurants when op-
erated in any place in which any other business is operated by
providing that part of such place where such restaurant is op-
erated shall be separated in a certain manner from the part
of such place where such other business is operated; and mak-
ing it a misdemeanor to violate tht provisions or any of the
provisions of this Act.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Mr. Bledsoe moved that the House of Representatives receive
Senate Bill No. 86-XX.
Which was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, July 15, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.
Speaker'of the House of Representatives.
Sirs
I am directed to the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has passed-
By a two-thirds vote of the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives permission was given to introduce-
Senate Bill No. 120-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act excluding certain lands, real
property and territory from the corporate limits and borders
of the present city of Hialeah, Dade County, Florida, and ex-
eluding said city from exercising any power, right, jurisdic-
tion or dominion over or to the same.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 120-XX, contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title and placed on the
local calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, July 15, 1931.
Hon. E. Clay Lewis, Jr.
Speaker 'of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed to the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate wishes to recall Senate Bill No.
110-XX for further consideration.
Senate Bill No. 110-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to commissions of
county assessors for taxes for assessing special taxes and
special tax district taxes in counties having a population be-
tween 6,900 and 7,250.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Mr. Tomasello moved that the request be granted.
Which was agreed to.
And Senate Bill No. 110-XX was ordered returned to the
Senate.
The following message from the Senate was received:



OF REPRESENTATIVES July 15, 1931

Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Fla., July 14, 1921.
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 requests the return of Senate Bill
No. 102-XX.

By a two-thirds vote of the members of the Senate, per-
mission was given to introduce and have considered the fol-
lowing bill:

Senate Bill No. 102-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the City of Fort My-
ers, Florida; providing for the method of procedure in the
foreclosure of tax liens or tax certificates; providing for the
redemption in cash or in bonds or general obligations of the
city or in installments of real property from tax liens and tax
certificates for unpaid taxes and for the procedure in refer-
ence theerto.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,

Secretary of the Senate.
Senate Bill No. 102-XX as requested returned to the Senate
in the above message, had previously been returned to the
Senate in a message as having passed the House of Repre-
sentatives.
Mr. Chappell moved that the rules be waived and that Sen-
ate Bill No. 20-XX be now taken up.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Senate Bill No. 20-XX:
A bill to be entitled An Act excluding certain lands, real
property and territory from the corporate limits and borders
of the present city of Hialeah, Dade County, Florida, and ex-
cluding said city from exercising any power, right, jurisdiction
or dominion over or to the same.
Was taken up.
Mr. Chappell moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 120-XX be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 120-XX was read a second time by its
title only,
Mr. Chappell moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 120-XX 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. 120-XX 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, 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, Peeples, Poppell,
Prine, Roberts, Robineau, Rowe, Rogers, Sapp, Shackelford,
Sledge, Smith, Steed, Stewart, Stone, Strom, Taylor, Teague,
Tomasello, Trammell (Brevard), Trammell (Calhoun), Wain-
wright, Walker, Ward, Warner, Watson, Wentworth, West-
brook, Wester, West, Whitman, Wicker, Wood, Yearty, Zim-92.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. West moved that Senate Bill No. 117-XX be indefinitely
postponed.
Which was agreed to.

Mr. Westbrook moved that Senate Bill No. 109-XX be in-
definitely postponed.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Steed moved that the vote by which the House of Rep-
resentatives failed to receive Senate Bill No. 47-XX be now
reconsidered.
Which was not agreed to.