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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



No. SUBJECT OF BILL
417 Motor Vehicles: Operation, licensing and taxing of.
To amend Sec. 3. Chapt. 16085 Acts 1933.
418 Secretary of State: Providing for Central Records
Bureau in office of.
419 State Officials and Employees: Providing retirement
of, under certain conditions, with pay.
420 Governmental Officers and Employees: Relating to
leave of absence, who as commissioned reserve of-
ficers are called to active duty by order of U. S.
Government.
421 Elections: General and special: Registration of voters
and duties of Supervisors in.
422 Okeechobee: Providing for ratification of every tax
settlement made by city of.
423 Okeechobee County: Relating to ratification of tax
adjustments and settlements.
424 Okeechobee County: Providing for sale or compromise
offers without advertisement, of all tax certificates,
etc.
425 Okeechobee County: Ratifying the purchases of all
county bonds.
426 Okeechobee County: Providing for cancellation of all
delinquent county and municipal taxes against Home-
steads in.
427 Pleas of Guilty: Withdrawal of.
428 Hunting and Fishing License: To exempt World War-
Veterans.
H.J.R.
429 Taxes, ad Valorem: To abolish for State purposes.
430 Racings on Sundays and Mondays: To prohibit pari-
mutuel pools at such time and to repeal all conflict-
ing laws.
431 Motor Vehicles: To release owners from responsibility
for injuries to passengers.
432 Lake County: Basis of compensation for tax collector
for 1936 and prior years.
433 Leesburg: Relating to adjustment or settlement of
any lien held by city of.
434 Leesburg: Authorizing city to adjust, settle, release or
cancel any tax liens for municipal purposes.
435 Leesburg City Commission: To equalize, reduce, settle
and adust all street construction liens.
436 Racing: To amend Sec. 4, Chapt. 14632, Acts 1931,
relating to State Racing Commission.
437 Racing: To amend Sec. 18, Chapt. 14832, Acts 1931,
relating to State Racing Commission.
438 Florida State Hospital: To make emergency appro-
priation to meet payroll and wages of.
439 Florida Industrial School for Girls: To make emer-
gency appropriation to meet salaries and payroll of.
440 Traffic Officer: To create office of Chief Traffic Of-
ficer and making the Sheriff ex officio traffic officer
in each county.
441 Brown, Dale B.: Relief of.
442 Plumbing Industry: To regulate, in the interest of
public health; creating minimum standards.
443 Highlands County: To make it unlawful for live stock
to roam at large.
444 Homesteads: To exempt from taxation all homesteads
built since the effective date of Art. X, Section 7,
Constitution.
445 Alcoholic Beverages: To amend Sec. 9, Chant. 16774,
Acts 1935 relating to the taxing, manufacture, dis-
tribution and sale of beverages containing more than
one per centum of alcohol.
466 County Solicitors: To amend Chant. 16949. Acts 1935
providing for two assistants and two stenographers
in counties having population between 150,000 and
170,000.
447 Hillsborough County: Relating to official Court Re-
porter for Criminal Court of Record.
448 Leesburg: Authorizing City Commission to reimburse
property owners for improvement liens, under certain
circumstances.
449 Gasoline Tax: Additional excise tax.
450 Criminal Tnvestipation: Authorizing county commis-
sioners in. each county to appropriate money for
making.
451 Labor contracts between State and its political sub-
divisions: To prohibit use of child labor: Prescrib-
inp mpimim hours, wanes and safety conditions.
452 Artesian Wells: To conserve the underground water
resources of the State.
453 Optometry: Licensing of practitioners.



No. SUBJECT OF BILL
454 State Roads: To authorize county commissioners to
erect stop signs, signals or caution signals on the
rignc of way of any road in said county.
H.J.R.
455 Florida National Guard: To amend Art. XIV of the
Constitution relating to.
456 Vero Beach: Authority to adjust delinquent taxes and
other outstanding improvement liens.
457 Sebastian: Relating to adjustment of delinquent city
taxes.
458 Supreme Court Justices: Fixing salaries.
459 Legal Advertisements and Notices: Relating to publi-
cation of official, and amending certain laws relat-
ing thereto.
460 Veterans of wars: To exempt from payment of Poll
tax.
461 Jackson County: Relating to transfer certain funds by
county commissioners.
462 Florida State Hospital: To make an emergency appro-
priation for the immediate purchase of fire fighting
apparatus and equipment.
463 Plats of Subdivisions: Providing for the vacating of,
and to prescribe the duties of boards of county com-
missioners.
464 Guardians, administrators, executors and Trustees:
Providing for investment of funds held by.
465 Trust Companies: Amending certain laws relating to
the deposit of funds and the taking of security
therefore.
466 Tenants and Remaindermen: Relating to the ascer-
tainment of principal and income and the apportion-
ment of receipts and expenses among.
467 Foreign Trust Companies and Banks not authorized to
do business in Florida: To prohibit from transact-
ing trust business or exercising trust powers in the
State.
468 Trusts: Relating to administration of.
469 Conveyances of Real and Personal Property: Relating
to bequests, gifts, devises, transfers etc., for Charit-
able or Public Purposes.
470 Tokens, tickets, checks, coupons, given in lieu of labor
performed: Fixing time when such instruments shall
become redeemable in cash.
471 Wild Hogs: Declaring that none shall exist in Florida.
472 Fiduciaries: Liabilities of persons dealing with.
473 Intoxicating Liquors: To prohibit women and girls
from mixing, selling, serving or collecting for the
sale of.
474 Massage: Defining and providing for and regulating
practice of.
475 Washington County: Relating to certain funds be-
longing to Special Road and Bridge District No. 1.
H.J.R.
476 Schools: Relating to the one mill tax, and amending
Sec. 6, Art. XII, Constitution.
477 Supreme Court: Authorizing publication and sale of
British Statutes in force in the State of Florida.
478 State Highways: Authorizing road department to fence
certain highways in the State With certain traffic
counts and authorizing funds therefore.
479 Motor Vehicles: To prohibit operation of on any high-
way without a permit.
480 Sheriffs and Constables: Fixing fees of, in counties
having population of more than 10,000.
481 Notaries Public: To reduce commission fee from $5.00
to $1.00.
482 Marketing Bureau: To amend Sec. 3 Chapt. 8403. Acts
1921.
483 Indian Mounds, artifacts, village sites, burial grounds:
To conserve.
484 Tax Assessors: Relating to compensation and the
funds from which payment should be made.
485 Drunken Drivers of automobiles: Penalties.
486 Motor Vehicles: Relating to intoxicated driver. Pun-
ishment.
437 Tamns: Exempting certain property, used for char-
itable purposes. from taxation.
488 Fernandina: Authoriing tax exemptions against cer-
tain lands in.
489 Homestead Property: To provide for the assessment
of taxes against.
490 Small Loans: Relatine to interest rate. To amend
pp,. Anl T.rI.7 Of 1927.
491 Rural Post Rnads: Provision to Pceept the terms of
an Act of Congress relating to the construction of.



1966



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Table of Contents
    Title Page
        Page i
    Members of the House of Representatives, Regular Session 1937
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    April 1937
        Tuesday, April 6
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        Wednesday, April 7
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        Thursday, April 8
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        Friday, April 9
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        Monday, April 12
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    May 1937
        Monday, May 3
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Full Text








Journal



of the



House of Representatives



State



of Florida



Twentybsixth



Regular



Session



April 6th



to June 4th,



1937



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MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Regular Session, 1937



Alachua-Fred D. Bryant, Gainesville.
Alachua-J. C. (Jap) Harris, LaCroose.
Baker-Edwin G. Fraser, Macclenny.
Bay-Carl Gray, Millville.
Bay-H. L. Sudduth, Panama City.
Bradford-Fred Hazen, Brooker.
Brevard-Noah B. Butt, Cocoa.
Broward-Dwight L. Rogers, Ft. Lauderdale.
Broward-Roe Fulkerson, Hollywood.
Calhoun-J. Frank Adams, Blountstown.
Charlotte-J. T. Rose, Jr., Punta Gorda.
Citrus-Lovick P. Williams, Inverness.
Clay-J. Slater Smith, Green Cove Springs.
Collier-W. Z. Platt, Everglades.
Columbia-Norman P. Ives, Lake City.
Dade-George E. Holt, Miami.
Dade-John J. Lindsey, Miami
Dade-H. E. Overstreet, Miami.
DeSoto-J. L. Dishong, Arcadia.
Dixie-W. P. Chavous, Cross City.
Duval-W. McL. Christie, Jacksonville.
Duval-W. A. (Spic) Stanly, Jacksonville.
Duval-John M. King, Jacksonville.
Escambia-John W. Cole, Pensacola.
Escambia-Webb C. Jernigan, Pensacola.
Flagler-H. T. Cook, Bunnell.
Franklin-R. Don McLeod, Apalachicola.
Gadsden-Amos H. Davis, Mt. Pleasant.
Gadsden-E. H. Slappey, Havana.
Gilehrist--. Lamar Crocker, Trenton.
Glades-J. H. Peeples, Moore Haven. .
Gulf-R. Alton Dendy, Port Saint Joe.
Hamilton-F. B. Harrell, Jasper.
Hardee-W. A. Hendry, Ft. Green.
Hendry-Elbert L. Stewart, Clewiston.
Hernando-M. A. Coogler, Broolkville.
Highlands-Dr. A. T. Eide, Lake Placid.
Hillsborough-E. P. Martin, Plant City.
Hillsborough-Raymond Sheldon, Tampa.
Hillsborough-Seth Dekle, Tampa.
Holmes-A. P. Drummond, Bonifay.
Indian River-Eli C. Walker, Vero Beach.
Jackson-C. L. Alford, Grand Ridge.
Jackson-J. Troy Peacock, Marianna.
Jefferson-C. Parkhill Mays, Monticello.
LaFayette-E. S. Winburn, Mayo.
Lake-John L. Fahs, Leesburg.
Lake-Thomas H. Cooley, Mt. Dora.



Lee-Wm. J. Wood, Ft. Myers.
Leon-LeRoy Collins, Tallahassee.
Leon-Walter T. Moore, Jr., Tallahassee.
Levy-Halley B. Lewis, Williston.
Liberty-G. P. Wood, Vilas, R. F. D. Quincy.
Madison-W. L. Gaston, Madison.
Madison-David Lanier, Madison.
Manatee-Ben H. Fuqua, Palmetto.
Manatee-William J. Ray, Bradenton.
Marion-A. P. (Sam) Buie, Ocala.
Marion-W. E. Smith, Ocala.
Martin-Evans Crary, Stuart.
Monroe-B. C. Papy, Key West.
Nassau-Dan Kelly, Jr., Fernandina.
Okaloosa-Robert F. Sikes, Crestview.
Okeechobee-W. W. Potter, Okeechobee.
Orange-Robert L. Hodges, Orlando.
Orange-L. C. Leedy, Orlando.
Osceola-Velton (-Doc) Walters, Kissimmee.
Palm Beach-Russell O. Morrow, Lake Worth.
Palm Beach-Paul Rardin, Canal Point.
Pasco-John S. Burks, Dade City.
Pinellas-W. D. Outman, St. Petersburg.
Pinellas-Walter P. Fuller, St. Petersburg.
Pinellas-Archie Clement, Tarpon Springs.
Polk-J. P. Marchant, Lakeland.
Polk-Henry M. Sinclair, Winter Haven.
Polk-E. Snow Martin, Bartow.
Putnam-Victor Motes, Interlachen.
Putnam-T. C. Douglas, Welaka.
St. Johns-J. H. Turner, St. Augustine.
St. Johns-Harry H. Saunders, St. Augustine.
St. Lucie-Dan McCarty, Ft. Pierce.
Santa Rosa-T. Franklin West, Milton.
Sarasota-John L. Early, Sarasota.
Seminole-H. J. Lehman, Sanford.
Seminole-Gordon Barnett, Fern Park.
Sumter-J. C. Getzen, Jr., Bushnell.
"Suwannee-M. A. Best, Branford.
Suwannee-J. P. Hatch, Live Oak.
Taylor--J. H. Scales, Perry.
Union-Err.est Hewitt, Lake Butler.
Volusia-Caspian Hale, New Smyrna.
Volusia-John S. Byington, Daytona Beach.
Wakulla-Augus Morrison, Crawfordville.
Walton-S. M. Preacher, DeFuniak Springs.
Washington-W. C. Godwin, Chipley.



OFFICERS AND ATTACHES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Regular Session, 1937



Speaker-W. McL. Christie.
Speaker Pro Tem-Noah B. Butt.
Chief Clerk-Joseph A. Cawthon.
Assistant Chief Clerk-Emma Sechrest Smith.
Sergeant-at-Arms-Nathan Jones.
Bill Clerk-Mrs. W. R. Dorman.
Reading Clerk-Herman Edwards.
Reading Clerk-George Innan,
Engrossing Clerk-Bob Miller.



Enrolling Clerk-Mrs. Annie Bond Connell.
Messenger-Holmes Allen.
Doorkeeper--0llie Joyner.
Doorkeeper-Gus McClellan.
Chaplain-Edwin Harwell.
Janitor-Francis P. Warren.
Pages (eight)-Paul Halter, Marvin Reddick, O'Neal
Levy, James Sledge, Douglas Hazen, Harrell Knight,
Charles Horton. Billy Campbell.



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES




TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 1937



Beginning of the twenty-sixlh Regular Session of the Legislature of Florida, under the Constitution of A. D. 1885,
begun and held at the Capitol in the City of Tallahassee, the State of Florida, on Tuesday, April 6, 1937, being the
day fixed by the Constitution for the meeting of the Legislature.



The House was called to order at twelve (12:00) o'clock noon
by Weldon G. Starry, Chief Clerk of the House of Representa-
tives.
The certified list of the Secretary of State of the members
elected to the House of Representatives, the Florida Legislature
for the session of 1937 was called as follows:
MEMBERS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTED
AT THE GENERAL ELECTION ON THE THIRD DAY OF
NOVEMBER, 1936, AND SUBSEQUENT SPECIAL ELECTION
TO FILL VACANCY..
Alachua County-Fred D. Bryant of Gainesville.
Alachua County-J. C. (Jap) Harris of LaCrosse.
Baker County-Edwin G. Fraser of Macclenny.
Bay County-Carl Gray of Millville.
Bay County-H. L. Sudduth of Panama City.
Bradford County-Fred Hazen of Brooker.
Brevard County-Noah B. Butt of Cocoa.
Broward County-Dwight L. Rogers of Ft. Lauderdale.
Broward County-Roe Fulkerson of Hollywood.
Calhoun County-J. Frank Adams of Blountstown.
Charlotte County-J. T. Rose, Jr., of Punta Gorda.
Citrus County-Lovick P. Williams of Inverness.
Clay County-J. Slater Smith of Green Cove Springs.
Collier County-W. Z. Platt of Everglades.
Columbia County-Norman P. Ives of Lake City.
Dade County-George E. Holt of Miami.
Dade County-John J. Lindsey of Miami.
Dade County-H. E. Overstreet of Miami.
DeSoto County-J. L. Dishong of Arcadia.
Dixie County-W. P. Chavous of Cross City.
Duval County-W. McL. Christie of Jacksonville.
Duval County-W. A. (Spic) Stanly of Jacksonville.
Duval County-John M. King of Jacksonville.
Escambia County-John W. Cole of Pensacola.
Escambia County-Webb C. Jernigan of Pensacola.
Flagler County-H. T. Cook of Bunnell.
Franklin County-R. Don McLeod of Apalachicola.
Gadsden County-Amos H. Davis of Mt. Pleasant.
Gadsden County-E. H. Slappey of Havana.
Gilchrist County-O. Lamar Crocker of Trenton.
Glades County-J. H. Peeples of Moore Haven.
Gulf County-R. Alton Dendy of Port Saint Joe.
Hamilton County-F. B. Harrell of Jasoer.
Hardee County-W. A. Hendry of Ft. Green.
.Hendry County-Elbert L. Stewart of Clewiston.
Hernando County-M. A. Coogler of Brooksville.
Highlands County-Dr. A. T. Eide of Lake Placid.
Hillsborough County-E. P. Martin of Plant City.
Hillsborough County-Raymond Sheldon of Tampa.
Hillsborough County-Seth Dekle of Tampa.
Holmes County-A. P. Drummond of Bonifay.
Indian River County-Eli C. Walker of Vero Beach.
Jackson County-C. L. Alford of Grand Ridge.
Jackson County-J. Troy Peacock of Marianna.
Jefferson County-C. Parkhill Mays of Monticello.
LaFayette County-E. S. Winburn of Mayo.
Lake County-John L. Fahs of Leesburg.
Take County-Thomas H. Cooley of Mt. Dora.
Lee County-Wm. J. Wood of Ft. Myers.
Teon County-LeRoy Collins of Tallahassee.
Leon County-Walter T. Moore, Jr., of Tallahassee.
Levy County-Halley B. Lewis of Williston,



Liberty County-G. P. Wood of Vilas, R. F. D. Quincy.
Madison County-W. L. Gaston of Madison.
Madison County-David Lanier of Madison.
Manatee County-Ben H. Fuqua of Palmetto.
Manatee County-William J. Ray of Bradenton.
Marion County-A. P. (Sam) Buie of Ocala.
Marion County--W. E. Smith of Ocala.
Martin County-Evans Crary of Stuart.
Monroe County-B. C. Papy of Key West.
Nassau County-Dan Kelly. J1.. of Fernandina.
Okaloosa County-Robert F. Sikes of Crestview.
Okeechobee County-W. W. Potter of Okeechobee.
Orange County-Robert L. Hodges of Orlando.
Orange County-L. C. Leedy of Orlando.
Osceola County-Velton (Doc) Walters of Kissimmee.
Palm Beach County-Russell O. Morrow of Lake Worth.
Palm Beach County-Paul Rardin of Canal Point.
Pasco County-John S. Burks of Dade City.
Pinellas County-W. D. Outman of St. Petersburg.
Pinellas County-Walter P. Fuller of St. Petersburg.
Pinellas County-Archie Clement of Tarpon Springs.
Polk County-J. P. Marchant of Lakeland.
Polk County-Henry M. Sinclair of Winter Haven.
Polk County-E. Snow Martin of Bartow.
Putnam County-Victor Motes of Interlachen.
Putnam County-T. C. Douglas of Welaka.
St. Johns County-J. H. Turner of St. Augustine.
St. Johns County-Harry H. Saunders of St. Augustine.
St. Lucie County-Dan McCarty of Ft. Pierce.
Santa Rosa County-T. Franklin West of Milton.
Sarasota County-John L. Early of Sarasota.
Reminole County-H. J. Lehman of Sanford.
Seminole County-Gordon Barnett of Fern Park.
Sumter County-J. C. Getzen, Jr., of Bushnell.
Suwannee County-M. A. Best of Branford.
Suwannee County-J. P. Hatch of Live Oak.
Union County-Ernest Hewitt of Lake Butler.
Volusia County-Caspian Hale of New Smyrna.
Volusia County-John S. Byington of Daytona Beach.
Wakulla County-Angus Morrison of Crawfordville.
Walton County-S. M. Preacher of De Funiak Springs.
Washington County-W. C. Godwin of Chipley.
STATE OF FLORIDA
Office of Secretary of State jss.
I, R. A. Gray, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do
hereby certify that the foregoing is a correct list of the mem-
bers of the House of Representatives of the State of Florida,
elected on the third day of November A. D. 1936, as shown
by the election returns on file in this office, with the excep-
tion of W. T. Hendry of Perry, Taylor County, who has died
since said election.
I further certify that J. H. Scales of Perry was, on the 16th
day of February A. D. 1937, duly elected as Representative
from Taylor County succeeding W. T. Hendry, deceased.
Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of
Florida, at Tallahassee, the Capital, this sixth day of April
A. D. 1937.



(SEAL)
Prayer by Reverend Harwell,



R. A. GRAY,
Secretary of State,












2 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

The following members came forward and took the oath
of office prescribed by the Constitution of the State of Florida
before Mr. Justice Davis of the Supreme Court of the State
of Florida.
Alachua County-Fred D. Bryant of Gainesville.
Alachua County-J. C. (Jap) Harris of LaCrosse.
Baker County-Edwin G. Fraser of Macclenny.
Bay County-Carl Gray of Millville.
Bay County-H. L. Sudduth of Panama City.
Bradford County-Fred Hazen of Brooker.
Brevard County-Noah B. Butt of Cocoa.
Broward County-Dwight L. Rogers of Ft. Lauderdale.
Broward County-Roe Fulkerson of Hollywood.
Calhoun County-J. Frank Adams of Blountstown.
Charlotte County-J. T. Rose, Jr., of Punta Gorda.
Citrus County-Lovick P. Williams of Inverness.
Clay County-J. Slater Smith of Green Cove Springs.
Collier County-W. Z. Platt of Everglades.
Columbia County-Norman P. Ives of Lake City.
Dade County-George E. Holt of Miami.
Dade County-John J. Lindsey of Miami.
Dade County-H. E. Overstreet of Miami.
DeSoto County-J. L. Dishong of Arcadia.
Dixie County-W. P. Chavous of Cross City.
Duval County-W. McL. Christie of Jacksonville.
Duval County-W. A. (Spic) Stanly of Jacksonville.
Duval County-John M. King of Jacksonville.
Escambia County-John W. Cole of Pensacola.
Escambia County-Webb C. Jernigan of Pensacola.
FIagler County-H. T. Cook of Bunnell.
Franklin County-R. Don McLeod of Apalachicola.
Gadsden County-Amos H. Davis of Mt. Pleasant.
Gadsden County-E. H. Slappey of Havana.
Gilchrist County-0. Lamar Crocker of Trenton.
Glades County-J. H. Peeples of Moore Haven.
Gulf County-R. Alton Dendy of Port Saint Joe.
Hamilton County-F. B. Harrell of Jasper.
Hardee County-W. A. Hendry of Ft. Green.
Hendry County-Elbert L. Stewart of Clewiston.
Hernando County-M. A. Coogler of Brooksville.
Highlands County-Dr. A. T. Eide of Lake Placid.
Hillsborough County-E. P. Martin of Plant City.
Hillsborough County-Raymond Sheldon of Tampa.
Hillsborough County-Seth Dekle of Tampa.
Holmes County-A. P. Drummond of Bonifay.
Indian River County-Eli C. Walker of Vero Beach.
Jackson County-C. L. Alford of Grand Ridge.
Jackson County-J. Troy Peacock of Marianna.
Jefferson County-C. Parkhill Mays of Monticello.
LaFayette County-E. S. Winburn of Mayo.
Lake County-John L. Fahs of Leesburg.
Lake County-Thomas H. Coolev of Mt. Dora.
Lee County-Wmn. Wood of Ft. Myers.
Leon County-LeRoy Collins of Tallahassee.
Leon County-Walter T. Moore, Jr., of Tallahassee.
Levy County-Halley R Tpwis of VWilliton.
Liberty County-G. P. Wood of Vilas, R F. D. Quincy.
Madison County-W. L. Gaston of Madison.
Madison County-David T,,I-nir of YMadiPon.
Manatee County-Ben H. Fuqua of Palmetto.
Manatee County-William J. Ray of Bradenton.
Marion County-A. P. (Sam) Buie of Ocala.
Marion County-W. E. Smith of Ocala.
Martin County-Evans Crary of Stuart.
Monroe County-B. C. Papy of Key West.
Nassau County-Dan Kelly, Jr., of Fernandina.
Okaloosa County-Robert F. Sikes of Crestview.
Okeechobee County-W. W Potter of Okeechobee.
Orange County-Robert L. Hodges of Orlando.
Orange County-L. C. Leedy of Orlando.
Osceola County-Velton (Doc) Walters of Kissimmee.
Palm Beach County-Russell 0. Morrow of Lake Worth.
Palm Beach County-Paul Rardin of Canal Point.
Pasco County--John S. Burks of Dade City.
Pinellas County-W. D. Outman of St. Petersburg.
Pinellas County-Walter P. Fuller of St. Petersburg.
Pinellas County-Arcbe 'r"Pment of Tarnon Springs.
Polk County-J. P. Marchant of Lakeland.
Polk County-Henry M. Sinclair of Winter Haven.



It,



Mr. W. McL. Christie was declared the duly elected Speaker
of the House of Representatives.
Mr. John W. Cole of Escambia moved that a committee of
three be appointed to escort Mr. Christie, the Speaker, to the
Chair.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Chair appointed Mr. Cole of Escambia, Mr.
Stanly of Duval and Mr. Wood of Liberty as a committee of
three who escorted the Speaker to the Chair, where he received
the oath of office administered by Mr. Justice Davis of the
Supreme Court, following which the Speaker made a brief ad-
dress to the House.



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Polk County-E. Snow Martin of Bartow.
Putnam County-Victor Motes of Interlachen.
Putnam County-T. C. Douglas of Welaka.
St. Johns County-J. H. Turner of St. Augustine.
St. Johns County-Harry H. Saunders of St. Augustine.
St. Lucie County-Dan McCarty of Ft. Pierce.
Santa Rosa County-T. Franklin West of Milton.
Sarasota County-John L. Early of Sarasota.
Seminole County-H. J. Lehman of Sanford.
Seminole County-Gordon Barnett of Fern Park.
Sumter County-J. C. Getzen, Jr., of Bushnell.
Suwannee County-M. A. Best of Branford.
Suwannee County-J. P. Hatch of Live Oak.
Taylor County-J. H. Scales of Perry.
Union County-Ernest Hewitt of Lake Butler.
Volusia County-Caspian Hale of New Smyrna.
Volusia County-John S. Byington of Daytona Beach.
Wakulla County-Angus Morrison of Crawfordville.
Walton County-S. M. Preacher of De Funiak Springs.
Washington County-W. C. Godwin of Chipley.
Mr. F. B. Harrell moved that the House proceed to the
election of a temporary chairman.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Dwight L. Rogers nominated Mr. John S. Burks of Pasco
as temporary chairman.
Mr. Franklin West of Santa Rosa moved that the nomina-
tions be closed.
Which was agreed to and the nominations were closed.
Mr. John S. Burks was declared by the chair to be tempor-
ary chairman.
Mr. M. A. Coogler moved that a committee of three be ap-
pointed to escort the temporary chairman to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Chair appointed Messrs. Coogler of Her-
nando, Adams of Calhoun and Hodges of Orange to escort
the Temporary Chairman to the Chair.
Mr. Burks, the temporary chairman took charge and an-
nounced that the House would proceed to effect a permanent
organization.
The temporary chairman announced that he would receive
nominations for Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Mr. G. P. Wood of Liberty nominated Mr. W. McL. Christie
of Duval for Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Mr. LeRoy Collins of Leon moved that the nominations
be closed.
Which was agreed to, and the nominations were declared
closed.
Upon call of the roll for election of Speaker for the House
of Representatives the vote was for W. McL. Christie:
Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best, Bryant, Buie, Burks,
Butt, Byington, Chavous, Christie, Clement, Cole, Collins, Coog-
ler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle, Dendy, Dishong,
Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs, Fraser, Fulkerson,
Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin, Gray, Hale, Harrell,
Harris, Hatch, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges, Holt, Ives,
Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman, Lewis, Lind-
sey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsbordugh), Martin (Polk), Mays,
Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty, McLeod, Outman,
Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt, Potter, Preacher,
Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders, Scales, Sheldon, Sikes,
Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay), Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stew-
art, Sudduth, Turner, Walker, Walters, West, Williams, Win-
burn, Wood (Lee), Wood (Liberty)-95.











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Mr. A. P. Buie of Marion nominated Mr. Noah B. Butt of
Brevard for the office of Speaker Pro Tempore.
Mr. John S. Burks of Pasco moved that the nominations be
closed.
Which was agreed to.
And nominations were declared closed.
Upon call of the roll upon the election of Speaker Pro Tem-
pore the vote for Mr. Noah B. Butt was as follows:
Mr. Speaker: Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best, Bryant,
Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole, Collins,
Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle, Dendy,
Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs, Fraser, Fulk-
erson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin, Gray, Hale,
Harrell, Harris, Hatch, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges, Holt,
Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman, Lewis,
Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin (Polk), Mays,
Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty, McLeod, Outman,
Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt, Potter, Preacher,
Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders, Scales, Sheldon, Sikes,
Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay), Smith (Marion), Stanly,
Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker, Walters, West, Williams,
Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood (Liberty).-95.
Thereupon Mr. Noah B. Butt was declared the duly elected
Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives.
Mr. A. P. Buie of Marion moved that a committee of three
be appointed to escort the Speaker Pro Tempore to the ros-
trum.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Mr. Buie of Marion, Mr.
Leedy of Orange, and Mr. Crary of Martin as a committee who
escorted the Speaker Pro Tempore to the rostrum where he
received the oath of office administered by Mr. Justice Davis of
the Supreme Court. Whereupon he made a brief talk of ap-
preciation for the election.
Mr. Harry H. Saunders of St. Johns nominated Joseph A.
Cawthon for Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives
Mr. J. Troy Peacock of Jackson moved that the nominations
be closed.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon nominations for Chief Clerk were declared closed,
and upon call of the roll on election of Chief Clerk for the
House of Representatives, the vote was for Joseph A. Cawthon:
Mr. Speaker: Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Bryant, Buie,
Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole, Collins, Coog-
ler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle, Dendy, Dish-
ong, Douglas, Drummond, Fahs, Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller,
Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin, Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris,
Hatch, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges, Holt, Jernigan, Kelly,
King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman, Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Mar-
tin (Hillsborough), Martin (Polk), Morrison, Morrow, Moore,
Motes, McCarty, McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock,
Peeples, Platt, Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose,
Saunders, Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith
(Clay), Smith (Marion), Stanley, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner,
Walker, Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) .-90.
Thereupon Joseph A. Cawthon was declared duly elected
Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives and was admin-
istered the oath of office by Mr. Justice Davis of the Supreme
Court.
A committee from the Senate composed of Senators Graham,
Black and McKenzie.appeared at the bar of the House of Rep-
resentatives and informed the House that the Senate was or-
ganized and ready to transact business.
The following communication was received by the Speaker:
STATE OF FLORIDA
Office of the
ATTORNEY GENERAL
Tallahassee
April 6, 1937-
Hon. W. McL. Christie,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dear Sir:
In compliance with the provisions of Section 128, Compiled
General Laws, I hereby recommend Mrs, Mary M, Meginniss,



April 6, 1937



By Mr. Collins of Leon.
House Resolution No. 2:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION AS-
SEMBLED:
1. That the Rules of Procedure of the 1935 Session of the
Florida Legislature shall govern this body until the Com-
mittee on Rules shall be organized and report and such re-
port shall be adopted.
Which was read.
Mr. Collins of Leon moved that the Resolution be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
And the Resolution was adopted.
By Mr. Collins of Leon.
House Resolution No. 3:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION AS-
SEMBLED:
That no bills or resolutions except those affecting organiza-
tion of the House shall be introduced until standing com-
mittees be appointed and organized and the chairmen thereof
announce they are ready to transact business.
Which was read.
Mr. Collins of Leon moved that the Resolution be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
And the Resolution was adopted.
By Mr. Collins of Leon.
House Resolution No. 4:
WHEREAS, it is essential to the public welfare that the
most widespread publicity be given expeditiously to the pro-
ceedings of and happenings in the Legislature, and to that
end this Legislature should follow the same practice that was
observed in the Legislature of 1935 with reference to the aqc
commodation of the Representatives of the Press,



SOF REPRESENTATIVES 3

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 the Regular Session of the Legis-
lature of 1937.
Very respectfully,
CARY D. LANDIS,
Attorney General.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Collins of Leon.
House Resolution No. 1:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION AS-
SEMBLED:
1. That the following be elected as attaches of the House
of Representatives for the 1937 Session:
Assistant Chief Clerk, Emma Sechrest Smith.
Sergeant-at-Arms, Nathan Jones.
Bill Clerk, Mrs. W. R. Dorman.
Reading Clerk, Herman Edwards.
Reading Clerk, George Inman.
Engrossing Clerk, Bob Miller.
Enrolling Clerk, Mrs. Annie Bond Connell.
Messenger, Holmes Allen.
Doorkeeper, Ollie Joyner.
Doorkeeper, Gus McClellan.
Chaplain, Edwin Harwell.
Janitor, Francis P. Warren.
Page, Paul Halter.
Page, Marvin Reddick.
Page, O'Neal Levy.
Page, James Sledge.
Page, Douglas Hazen.
Page, Harrell Knight.
Page, Chas. Horton.
Page, Billy Campbell.
Which was read.
Mr. Collins of Leon moved that the Resolution be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
And the Resolution was adopted.












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THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES:
That the Speaker of the House and the Chief Clerk, Bill
Clerk, Sergeant-at-Arms and other attaches of the House
of Representatives be authorized and directed to provide and
carry out substantially the same provisions for the accom-
modation of Representatives of the Press at this session as
were in force at the 1935 session, including the same access
to copies of bills as was given at the 1935 session of the
Legislature to Press Representatives.
Which was read.
Mr. Collins of Leon moved that the Resolution be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
And the Resolution was adopted.
By Mr. Collins of Leon.
House Resolution No. 5:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION AS-
SEMBLED:
1. That not to exceed 2,000 copies of the Daily Journal,
and not to exceed 300 copies of the Daily Calendar be ordered
printed each day.
Which was read.
Mr. Collins moved that the Resolution be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
And the Resolution was adopted.



By Mr. Collins of Leon.
House Resolution No. 6:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:



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1. That the Secretary of State shall furnish to the
Sergeantata-Arms of the House of Representatives, for use
of the Representatives, upon a requisition to be signed by the
Sergeant-at-Arms, such of the Statutes, General and Spe-
cial, when requested by the Representatives; each Repre-
sentative, at the time of receiving any of said books, shall
sign a receipt to the Sergeant-at-Arms, and shall, by the end
of the Session, return said books, so received, to the Sergeant-
at-Arms, and to be in turn by the Sergeant-at-Arms returned
to the Secretary of State.
Which was read.
Mr. Collins moved that the Resolution be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
And the Resolution was adopted.
By Mr. Collins of Leon.
House Resolution No. 7:.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION AS-
SEMBLED:
1. That the Speaker of the House of Representatives ap-
point an Assistant Bill Clerk, Three Assistant Sergeant-at-
Arms, a Secretary, a Journal Clerk and two Assistant Journal
Clerks, an Assistant Janitor, a Superintendent of Steno-
graphers; an Assistant Enrolling Clerk, and a Bill Binder
who shall also be Messenger in the Stenographer's room.
Which was read.
Mr. Collins. moved that the Resolution be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
And the Resolution was adopted.
By Mr. Collins of Leon.
House Resolution No. 8:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION AS-
SEMBLED:
1. That each member of the House of Representatives be al-
lowed to designate one competent attache for service at the
regular session of the House of Representatives of 1937,
which attaches so designated shall upon passing of the ex-
amination to be given by the Efficiency Committee, be en-
rolled as employees of the House from April 6, 1937.
2. That the Speaker, by and with the consent of the Com-
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to appoint such additional attaches of the House of Repre-
sentatives as may be necessary to efficiently perform the work
of this House.
3. That it is the sense of this House that the number of
employees be kept as low as possible consistent with the
efficient performance of the clerical work of the House.
Which was read.
Mr. Collins moved that the Resolution be adopted.
Mr. Chavous of Dixie offered the following substitute
resolution:
By Mr. Chavous of Dixie.
Substitute for House Resolution No. 8:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION AS-
SEMBLED:
That the Speaker be and is hereby authorized and directed.
to appoint not less than five nor more than eleven members
of the House of Representatives, to be known as the Efficiency
Committee, whose duty it is to be: to examine all stenograph-
ers, typists, and other employees of clerical assistance in all.
matters pertaining to the House of Representatives, 1937.
That each member of the House of Representatives be au-
thorized to recommend to the Efficiency Committee not more
than two persons for stenographers, typists, verifiers and
other clerical assistants to assist in all matters pertaining to
the public business of the House of Representatives during
the session of 1937.
That the said Efficiency Committee shall not be authorized
to employ any other persons for stenographers, typists, veri-
fiers or other clerical assistants pertaining to the public busi-
ness of the House of Representatives of 1937.
Which was read.
Mr. Chavous moved the adoption of the Substitute Resolu-
tion.
Mr. Collins moved that the Substitute Resolution be laid on
the table.
Which was agreed to.
And the Substitute Resolution was laid on the table.
The question now recurred upon the adoption of the Reso-
lution offered by Mr. Collins.
Which was agreed to.
And House Resolution No. 8 was adopted.
By Mr. Collins of Leon.
House Resolution No. 9:
WHEREAS, Section 104 of the Revised General Statutes of
Florida provides for the employment by the House of Repre-
sentatives of an experienced indexer, acting in conjunction
with a similar clerk from the Senate to compile and make
the index of the Journal of the House of Representatives, and
WHEREAS, the Chief Clerk is charged with the respon-
sibility of supervision of the said work of indexing the Jour-
nal; therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES:
1. In the interest of economy and efficiency in carrying
out said work that the Speaker is hereby authorized to em-
ploy an experienced Indexing Clerk, who shall be known as
the House Journal Indexing Clerk, to do the work outlined
in said Section 104 of the Revised General Statutes, and also
one Special Assistant to assist in such work as he may direct,
which said Clerks shall receive the same compensation and
remuneration as other Clerks of the House.
Which was read.
Mr. Collins moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And the Resolution was adopted.
By Mr. Collins of Leon-
House Resolution No. 10:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION AS-
SEMBLED:
1. That the Speaker be and he is hereby authorized and
directed to instruct the Sergeant-at-Arms of this House,










upon the approval of the Legislative Expense Committee, to
procure from time to time during the 1937 Session of the
House, stamps for the use of members of this House in tran-
sacting official business.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Sergeant-at-Arms
be authorized and directed to dispense to the members of this
House, such stamps as each member may require; provided,
that no member shall be given more than twenty (20) stamps
per day.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that such stamps be used
by the members of this House upon official business of the
House only, or for the purpose of communicating with con-
stituents upon matters of legislation, pending before the
House or contemplated by members of the House for in-
troduction.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Sergeant-at-Arms
be directed to furnish to the members of this House all
stationery, and all other necessary supplies for the use of the
Members of this House, such supplies to be procured upon the
approval of the Legislative Expense Committee.
Which was read.
Mr. Collins moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And the Resolution was adopted.
By Mr. Collins of Leon-
House Resolution No. 11:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION AS-
SEMBLED:
1. That each member of this House be allowed to mail
not to exceed fifteen (15) copies of the Journal of the House.
Which was read.
*Mr. Collins moved that the Resolution be adopted.
Pending adoption of the Resolution.
Mr. Papy of Monroe offered the following amendment to
House Resolution No. 11.
In Section 1, line 2, strike out the word fifteen and insert
the following: twenty.
Mr. Papy moved the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Collins moved that the amendment be laid on the table.
Which was not agreed to.
The question then recurred on the adoption of the amend-
ment.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Collins moved that the Resolution be adopted as
amended.
Which was agreed to.
And the Resolution as amended was adopted.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Collins of Leon-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 1:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OP THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION AS-
SEMBLED, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
That the House of Representatives of the State of Florida
respectfully advises and concurs with the Senate of the State
of Florida in advising the Governor that the Legislature by
his request assemble in the Hall of the House of Representa-
tives at 2:30 o'clock P. M., April 6th, A. D., 1937 for the pur-
pose of receiving his Excellency's Message.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the Senate
therein.
Which was read the first time in full.
Mr. Collins moved that the rules be waived and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 1 be read the second time in full.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 1 was read the second
time in full.
Mr. Collins moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 1 was adopted.



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By Mr. Collins of Leon-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 2:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION ASSEM-
BLED, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
WHEREAS, the Legislature of 1935 granted to the ladies of
the American Legion Auxiliary at Tallahassee, Florida, the
privilege of conducting a cold drink stand in the lobby of the
Capitol during the 1935 Session for the sale of cold drinks,
confections, sandwiches, cigars, etc., the profits derived from
same to be used for the patriotic and charitable purposes for
which the American Legion and its Auxiliary stands, and
WHEREAS, the operation and conduct of said concession
during the 1935 Session of the Legislature was in all respects
satisfactory, and in consideration thereof the ladies of the
said American Legion Auxiliary Post have requested a renewal
of said concession by the Legislature of 1937 for the same
purposes, to the same extent and with the same reservations
as were applicable to the operation of the concession hereto-
fore, Now Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
That the ladies of the American Legion Post located at
Tallahassee, Florida, be and they are hereby granted the
concession to operate at a place in the lobby to be designated
by the Speaker of the House upon the advice of the President
of the Senate, in behalf of and for the uses and purposes of
the American Legion Auxiliary, a cold drink stand and con-
cession incidental thereto upon the same terms and con-
ditions and with the same limitations as the same was operated
during the 1935 Session of the Legislature, this Resolution
to take effect immediately.
Which was read the first time in full.
Mr. Collins moved the rules be waived and House Concurrent
Resolution No. 2 be read the second time in full.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 2 was read the sec-
ond time in full.
Mr. Collins moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 2 was adopted.
The Speaker Pro Tempore in the Chair.
Mr. Wood of Liberty moved that a committee of three be
appointed to escort Mrs. W. McL. Christie and son, W. McL.
Christie, Jr., to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker Pro Tempore appointed Mr. King
of Duval, Mr. Barnett of Senmi"'le, and Mr. Bryant of Alachua
as the committee of three who escorted Mrs. W. McL. Christie
and son, W. McL. Christie, Jr., to the rostrum, where they
were introduced by the Speaker to the House.
The Speaker in the Chair.
Mr. Collins of Leon moved that a committee of three be
appointed to wait upon the Senate and notify that Body that
the House of Representatives was organized and ready to
transact business.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Mr. Wood of Lee, Mr.
Bryant of Alachua. and Mr. D'kle of Hillsborough as a com-
mittee to notify the Senate that the House of Representa-
tives was organized and ready for business.
After a brief absence the committee returned and reported
they had performed the duty assigned them and were there-
upon discharged.
Mr. Collins of Leon moved that a committee of three be ap-
pointed to wait upon His Excellency, the Governor, and notify
him that the House was organized and ready to transact
business.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Mr. Rogers of Broward,
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from the chamber, and after a brief absence the committee
returned and reported they had performed the duty assigned
them and were thereupon discharged.
Mr. Collins moved that the House take a recess until two-
fifteen o'clock P. M.
Which was agreed to.
And a recess was taken until two-fifteen o'clock P. M.

AFTERNOON SESSION

The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2:15 P. M.
The roll was called, and the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker: Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best, Bryant,
Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole, Collins,
Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle, Dendy,
Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs, Fraser, Ful-
kerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin, Gray, Hale,
Harrell, Harris, Hatch, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges, Holt,
Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman, Lewis,
Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin (Polk),
Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty, McLeod, Outman,
Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt, Potter, Preacher,
Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders, Scales, Sheldon, Sikes,
Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay), Smith (Marion), Stanly,
Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker, Waiters, West, Williams,
Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood (Liberty)-94.
A quorum present.
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Fla., April 6, 1937.
Hon. W. McL. Christie,
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 Concurrent Resolution No. 1.
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR
THE ASSEMBLING WITH THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES IN JOINT SESSION TO RECEIVE THE GOVERNOR'S
MESSAGE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCUR-
RING:
That the Senate of the State of Florida respectfully advises
and concurs with the House of Representati.,s in advising
the Governor that the legislature by his request will be as-
sembled in the House of Reprer;ntatives at 2:30 o'clock P. M.
on April 6, A. D. 1937, for the purpose of receiving His Ex-
cellency's message to be delivered to the Senate and to the
House of Representatives sitting.in joint assembly.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 contained in the
above message was read the first time in full.
Mr. Collins moved that the rules be waived and that Senate
Concurrent Resolution No. 1 be read the second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 was read the second
time in full.
Mr. Collins moved that the Resolution be adopted.
Which was agreed to.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 was adopted.
Mr. Collins moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Concurrent Resolution No. 1 be immediately certified to the
Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
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The hour of two-forty-five P. M. having arrived, the Senate
appeared at the bar of the House and were awarded seats.
Mr. Collins moved that the President of the Senate preside
over the joint session of the Senate and the House.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Hon. D. Stuart Gillis, of DeFuniak Springs,
President of the Senate, took the Chair.
The Roll of the Senate was called by the secretary of the
Senate, and the following Senators answered to their names:
Senators: Adams-3Oth District, Beacham-35th District,
Beall-2nd District, Black-32nd District, Butler-18th Dis-
trict, Clarke-22nd District, Coulter-21st District, Dame-9th
District, Dugger-29th District, Gomez-24th District, Gra-
ham-13th District, Harper-10th District, Hinley-17th Dist-
rict, Hodges-8th District, Holland-7th District, Johns-15th
District, Kanner-33rd District, Kelly-llth District, Kendrick
-31st District, McArthur-16th District, McKenzie-26th
District, Mapoles-1st District, Murphy-27th District, Nord-
man-28th District, Parker-12th District, Parrish-37th Dist-
rict, Rose-19th District, Savage-20th District, Sharit-25th
District, Smith-14th District, Sweger-6th District, Tervin-
36th District, Tillman-34th District, Touchton-38th Dist-
rict, Walker-5th District, Westbrook-23rd District, Wynn-
4th District.-38.
A quorum of the Senate present.
The roll of Members of the House of Representatives was
called by the Chief Clerk of the House, and the following mem-
bers answered to their names:
Mr. Speaker: Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best, Bryant,
Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole, Collins,
Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle, Dendy,
Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs, Fraser, Fulk-
erson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin, Gray, Hale,
Harrell, Harris, Hatch, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges, Holt,
Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman, Lewis, Lind-
sey, Marchant, Martin, (Hillsborough), Martin (Polk), Mays,
Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty, McLeod, Outman,
Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt, Potter, Preacher,
Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair,
Slappey, Smith (Clay), Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sud-
duth, Turner, Walker, Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood
(Lee), Wood (Liberty).-95.
A quorum of the House of Representatives present.
Senator Parker moved that a committee of five members of
the joint session to be composed of two Senators and three
members of the House be appointed to wait upon His Excellen-
cy, Governor Fred P. Cone, and notify him that the joint
session of the Senate and the House of Representatives was
assembled and ready to receive his message.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the President of the Senate appointed Messrs.
Burks, Smith of Clay, and Mays on the part of the House and
Senators Parker and Sharit on the part of the Senate who re-
tired and escorted His Excellency, Governor Fred P. Cone, to
the rostrum, where he was introduced to the joint session by
Honorable D. Stuart Gillis, President of the Senate.
Governor Fred P. Cone addressed the joint session as fol-
lows:
TO THE HONORABLE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRE-
SENTATIVES OF THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE:
The Constitution of the State of Florida requires that the
Governor at the beginning of the session of each Legislature
communicate by message to them about the general condi-
tion of the state, and to recommend for their consideration
what he may deem necessary and expedient such laws as may
be for the best interests of the State of Florida and its citizens.
We live at this time under a democratic form of government
which is managed and controlled by representatives elected
by a direct vote of the people. The controlling power of the
government in this democracy of ours is under three depart-
ments, the Legislative, Executive and Judicial. They are all
responsible to the people under our form of government and
each department is a separate department created by our Con-
stitution.
It is with pleasure that I have the privilege today to ap-
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judgment I believe to be for the best interests of our state.
I want to assure you, one and all, that I appear before you
as your Chief Executive in a co-operative spirit and what I
recommend to you for your consideration is what I honestly
believe for the best interests of the citizenship of this state,
and for the upbuilding and protection of our government.
The State of Florida is a great state; it is a growing state;
we have natural resources and soils that very few other states
are fortunate in possessing both as to abundance and fertility.
We are blessed indeed in having so many things that nature
has bestowed upon us -that we should be happy and grateful
to be citizens and representatives of this great state and a
part of its government.
The crying need of our state to-day, as I see it, is economy
and business-like management of our finances. The two
most important agencies in any democratic form of govern-
ment is finances and taxation. All governments must be sup-
ported by finances and all finances must be raised by tax-
ation. The two run hand in hand and they are so interlocked
that they cannot be separated. Our state is now a growing
state in businesses of all kinds; agriculture, mining, and fruit
growing are all in a prosperous condition. Every department
of this state that has anything to do with collecting taxes
shows a healthy increase in the income of our state govern-
ment. On the other hand all finances of the state and all
income in the different departments of the state are raised by
taxation which is a burden upon the backs of the people,
and unless the state is economically managed and controlled
the expenses of the state government will keep pace with
the income and there will be no relief from the tax burdens
which now rest upon the people. It seems that in the history
of all governments that the people can stand so much taxes
and they cannot stand any more. Our state ad valorem tax
is very low, but some of me counties and municipalities are
so high it is a real burden upon the people. The hidden and
indirect taxes have been added from time to time and have
grown to such an extent that if our state is to grow and
prosper something must be o jne to relieve the people of so
many kinds of indirect taxes that are now so burdensome and
so excessive that business and industry cannot stand them
much longer. If our state is to grow and prosper it must be
relieved of some of these tax burdens for no tax ridden, debt
burdened country on earn can ever remain prosperous. The
future of this state and our whole financial structure, the
prosperity and happiness of our people must depend upon
sound, safe, business policies in the management of the
affairs of this great state.
All selfish, personal and political considerations must be
cast aside. You and I as direct representatives of the people
with an unselfish motive and with an eye single to the fi-
nancial condition of the state, taking into consideration the
taxes that we now already pay, both directly and indirectly,
and with a patriotic desire to do something for the benefit of
the people by passing such legislation as will not increase the
burdens upon the taxpayers of our state.
We are in a different position now to what we were in
when the Legislature met two years ago. The general elec-
tion in November 1936 voted a constitutional amendment by
a large majority of the pepole of this state demanding that
the Legislature provide for old age pensions and assist the
blind and dependent children of this state. This is a mandate
from the people and it must be carried out according to the
will of the electorate of Florida.
The question now arises and it is a very important ques-
tion as to whether we can adequately provide this extra ex-
pense which has been given to us as a mandate from the
people without levying additional taxes upon the tax payers
of this state.
I have given a great deal of study to the financial con-
dition of this state, its resources, its income and its expenses,
and if all the departments of the state are placed upon a
sound financial, economical basis, and all unnecessary ex-
penditures eliminated, and business management placed in
these departments we can provide for this additional expense
that has been voted by the people without placing more taxes
upon the taxpaying public.
Florida's income, taking into consideration the increase
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income for the year 1937, will increase in an amount suffici-
ent to care for all departments of the government including
the so-called Social Security old age pensions, and assistance
for the blind and dependent children, without putting any
additional tax burden upon the people. As evidence of my
sincerity in this I pledge you my earnest co-operation in every
way possible, and with this co-operative spirit between all
departments of our government for the public good we can
accomplish this single policy which will redound to the bene-
fit of the citizens of our great state, if we do this one with
the other for this definite purpose.
I have contended that we can take the amount of the
expenses for the year 1934, and I believe since going more
carefully into the finances of this state, we can even take
the expenses of 1935 as our guide and hold the expenses down
to this figure, that the natural increase of this state's revenue
if the departments are willing to co-operate and even sacri-
fice for the interests of the tax payers this problem can be
solved without decreasing the efficiency of any department of
the state government and without raising additional taxes.
1. We should have a definite purpose in carrying out
this program. I beliea, all con1inding appropriations should
be abolished so that all moneys still in these appropriations
shall revert to the general revenue fund of the State Treas-
ury.
2. That all moneys collected by tax collecting of license
collecting agencies of every kind and description connected
with the state government should first be put in the state
treasury, and the Legislature, exercising its constitutional
privilege, should budget all departments, boards and com-
missions of this state, and appropriate what the amount each
of them shall need to operate with efficient management.
3. That all boards and commissions that have been
created in the past should be closely analyzed and considered,
and those that are not necessary to the operation of this gov-
ernment should be abolished, and all others where possible be
consolidated with other departments that are in your opinion
necessary, and eliminate overlapping agencies, and in that
way the Legislature will have an insight to every tax collect-
ing and money spending department and agency of the gov-
ernment.
4. That all safe-guards should be placed against debts
and obligations that may be contracted in the future by any
department of this government.
5. That our public money should be conserved and di-
rected in the proper channels so that nothing can be used
except by direction of the Legislature by lawful appropria-
tion.
6. All license taxes on all business whatsoever should
be assessed by the County Tax Assessor at least every three
months and charged to the tax collectors of the respective
counties and sufficient fees and penalties should be provided,
and that they should be collected in an orderly manner and
not delegated to boards and commissions. These things will
strengthen our financial structure, reduce the burden of tax-
ation and hasten our state towards permanent prosperity.
ECONOMY
Economy in public expenditures is necessary for the
safety of our financial structure. Too often we have disre-
garded the value of a public dollar until a public office in
some cases has ceased to be a public trust. I do not believe

in niggardly salaries, and I do not believe in useless employes,
but only those that are necessary to carry on the business of
the government's affairs in an efficient manner. Many
economies have been started by this administration and we
are now safely on the way to saving a considerable sum of
money in the management of the departments under the
control of this administration without impairment of the
efficiency of any department.
I believe I will be able to save to the people of Florida
this year in the management of the State Road Department
$500,000.00 without impairing the efficiency of road building
or maintenance; $50,000 in the Tag Department; $50,000.00
in the Beverage Department; $50,000.00 in the Hotel Depart-
ment; $50,000.00 in the Milk Control Board; $75,000.00 in
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sums in other departments when I have had an opportunity
to re-organize them. I can safely say that I will save this
year practically one million dollars in the management of all
departments under my supervision without effecting the effi-
ciency of these departments. With like economy other de-
partments of the state government which are not under my
control or supervision can save a considerable sum if they will.
With these savings to the state by using reasonable business-
like management and efficiency together with the natural in-
crease of our income of the state, a sufficient amount will be
in hand to take care of all departments without any impair-
ment of the efficiency of any department and without rais-
ing any additional money by increased taxation of any kind.
Our increased income on gasoline for the last two years
has been practically twenty-per cent. The Tag Department
has shown an increase of ten per cent. Practically every in-
come producing agency of the state has increased on an aver-
age of ten per cent. We can reasonably expect for the year
1937 that the income of the State of Florida from all sources
will amount to at least $48,000,000.00 which is an increase of
about four million dollars over the year 1936 together with a
reasonable business management of our state will show a sav-
ing of about one and one-half million dollars increase, and
with all reasonable reductions accounted for with efficient
and careful management of our state, there is no real reason
why we cannot take care of all expenses of every state de-
partment including the social security without additional tax
burdens at this time. I ask that the Legislature cooperate
with me in my efforts to this end.
AUDITING DEPARTMENT
The auditing department is one of the most important
departments of this government. I recommend that the
auditing department be given a small increase in number that
they may audit at least annually all the different sub-divis-
ions of the state, including all boards, commissions and de-
partments for the purpose of preventing defaults and to
establish efficiency in the operation of the various depart-
ments. Many times the cost can be saved in this department
each year by perventing defaults and waste methods. A
rigid budget should be required of every department, board
and commission, and also the various funds; the merging of
current expenses into future obligations should be rigidly
prohibited.
TAX COLLECTING
I recommend that our system of tax collecting be made
more simple and the results more certain, and the returns
upon personal property be made compulsory. It is too often
that real estate can be found easier by the tax assessor but
often large blocks of personal property remain untouched by
taxation. The assessment of taxes should be simplified so
that they could be made valid without so many technicalities
connected therewith.
We should restrict the duties to the particular business
for which boards and commissions were created and not per-
mit or allow them to branch off into other lines of business or
activities.
AGRICULTURE
We should give every aid to agriculture that our financial
ability will permit as the prosperity of our state depends a
great deal upon the future of our agricultural development
and we should lend our aid to this enterprise.
I recommend all reasonable and sufficient laws for the
protection of the citrus industry, including a strict green
fruit law, and every possible aid be given to this industry.
The development of our natural resources should be en-
couraged and every safeguard thrown around their protec-
tion. Florida has so many natural resources hardly touched
by mankind, and they should be amply protected and not
allowed to be wasted or destroyed. Agriculture, industry
and labor all go together. Our aim must be to promote the
welfare of all classes. That part of our citizenship that earns
their living by the sweat of their brows should have every
safe guard that their rights may be protected. Their health,
their industrial hazard, their home life and their rights as
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HIGHWAYS
Our highways should be protected not only from the de-
struction of over loaded vehicles but for the safety of the
travelling public.
I recommend that a reasonable law be passed for the
protection of roads from over weights of vehicles and from
excessive speed of heavy vehicles. These roads cost the
people pf Florida a great deal of money and should be pro-
tected.
I recommend that- a strict law be passed against drunken
and reckless driving on the roads and that the penalty be such
that will protect the innocent drivers from irresponsible and
reckless people who too often use the public highways to the
detriment of the lives of innocent people.
I recommend that greater power be given to the Railroad
Commission to enforce freight rates both on the railroads and
on the highways. That all inequalities may be adjusted so
that the future development of Florida will not be retarded
by excessive rates.
I recommend that the game laws be amended with a view
always to the conservation of our game and to that end I
recommend that during the hunting season the time be limit-
ed to two days each week, and not two days coming together.
That will give every sportsman a chance to-hunt two separate
days in each week and will protect the game from the so-
called pot hunters who go out in camps and stay for weeks
at the time and slaughter game unnecessarily. I believe that
will have a great deal to do with the conservation of our
game.
I recommend that suitable legislation be passed prohibit-
ing the further killing of alligators, or the possession or sale
of alligator hides, as this animal will soon be extinct unless
some protection is given them. Alligators are one of the
greatest conservers of fresh water fish we have. I invite your
study of this question.
I recommend that law enforcement be made stricter; that
our criminal procedure be simplified, and that all protection
be given law abiding citizens of our state that they may ride
our highways in safety and be safe in their property rights
against highway robbers and other lawless people who prey
upon honest citizenship. The greatest advertising Florida
could have would be for the world to know that her citizens
are safe in their person and property.
I recommend that the Legislature ratify the Child Labor
Amendment that has been passed by the Congress of the
United States for the protection of our children who will be
the future citizens of this state against labor in sweat shops
and factories that will effect their moral and physical being,
and will thereby be a detriment to their future usefulness as
citizens of our great state.
AUTOMOBILE TAGS
I recommend that automobile tags for all pleasure cars be
placed at $5.00 each. I have given this matter a great deal
of study, and in addition this will give every user of an auto-
mobile a small reduction in taxes. It will be the means of in-
creasing the revenues of our state considerably more than the
difference in the price of the tags. It will increase to a great
extent the sale of gasoline and at the same time increase
many other lines of business, and I recommend your careful
consideration of every phase of this long needed reduction of
automobile tags which should go into effect.
I recommend that what is known as the Odd Cent on the
race tracks or the so-called betting on race tracks be taken
over by law and put into the state treasury as it does not be-
long to the owner of the tracks, and at the present time is
taken over by them from the people who wager at these
tracks, and that this money be put into the treasury and you
at your discretion appropriate such amount as you think wise
and proper for the purpose of general advertising of the
State of Florida, and the amount not used be kept in the
treasury for the general benefit of the people.
SCHOOLS
I recommend that the sum of ten and one-half million
dollars be appropriated for the public schools of this state,
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to study the efficiency of our school system and recommend
how this money shall be spent.
I recommend that all aid be given to education, including
the institutions of higher learning, that the finances of the
state will permit together with efficient management.
I recommend that you look into the amount of free text
books bought by the state during the past two years, and how
many have been used, and how many books still on hand, that
you may be informed as to the correct amount of money to
ce appropriated for free text books for the next two years.
I recommend that the law authorizing the so-called
School Depository be repealed and that the books be bought
by the State Board of Education on consignment so that all
books not used can be returned without cost to the state. In
this manner many thousands of dollars can be saved to the
tax payers of Florida.
STATE INSTITUTIONS
I recommend that you go thoroughly into the financial
management of our state institutions so that you may be-
come better informed as to their efficiency in management,
their needs, and pass such laws as you may see fit for the
better business management of these institutions, in the end
that all money appropriated by the Legislature for the man-
agement of these institutions may be spent where they were
intended to be spent by authority of your body.
I recommend the retention of the one cent gasoline tax
for the general revenue and that the law be studied and made
more specific in the collection oi all documentary stamp taxes,
and intangible taxes that the state may receive the fullest
revenue from this source of income.
MUNICIPALITIES
Most of the revenues have been taken from the munici-
palities of our state in the way of gas tax and automobile
taxes, ad valorem taxes on automobiles, and almost every
municipality of our state is suffering from lack of finances
and a great many of them are over burdened with debt obli-
gations. It is a financial problem of our state that should be
given careful study. With the proper economical manage-
ment of all state finances and a careful apportionment of the
income in our state, it is possible that this body may be able
to give some financial assistance at this session of the legis-
lature to the over-burdened municipalities of our common-
wealth. I invite your careful study of this question. A great
deal of the gasoline sold in our state is used up on the streets
of our cities and towns and they are steadily wearing
cut their streets and highways. In a short time they will
be in such condition that re-building or repairs will be
necessary, and most of them under their present financial
condition are unable to maintain these things, and unless
something is done either by taking over the upkeep of the
streets by the State of Florida, or a direct appropriation for
that purpose will be necessary. A part of our state cannot be
prosperous without all of it prospering. This is a serious
matter, and I ask your careful study and attention along this
line.
I recommend for your serious attention the great number
of acres of land in this state that has gone back to the state
for taxes over a period of many years and never redeemed.
This land is not doing the state any good in its present con-
dition. It is not being taxed. I recommend that a suitable
law be passed authorizing the Internal Improvement Board
of Trustees to quiet the title to all these lands in the name
of the State of Florida for the benefit of the state, and allow
the citizens of our state, heads of families, to homestead these
lands as homes for our people under such terms and condi-
tions as in your wisdom you may decide. It will give a great
many deserving people who have families and no homes an
opportunity to become home owners and peaceful, prosperous
citizens and increase the prosperity of our state. I urge that
you give this matter thoughtful consideration.
I recommend that suitable legislation be passed so that the
state can operate with the national government in the opera-
tion of the Civilian Conservation Corps, and also in other
governmental activities that the national government through
our great President Roosevelt has and is doing for the bene-
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better day, and I ask your earnest cooperation to this end
that this work be continued.
PRIMARY LAWS
Our primary system which was adopted by the Democratic
Party years ago as a substitute for the old convention system
has been more satisfactory than the old system of nominat-
ing our officers in the party, but there should be substantial
amendments to our state primary laws that are badly needed
if our primary system is to survive.
It should be made impossible for fraud in the votes of an
election or when people cast their vote for officers they should
be honestly counted and all inspectors of an election should
be required to report the votes in their respective election dis-
tricts within forty-eight hours after the closing of the polls.
A provision in the election law should be passed making all
the election officers in each county members of the County
Canvassing Board and that the same should be canvassed
publicly and in the presence of all the Board, and in the
presence of each other, and a severe penalty be placed upon
anyone fraudulently depriving the people of their votes. In
my opinion this is the only way that an honest election can
ever be maintained in this state. I invite your earnest con-
sideration of this matter.
I also recommend that the date of holding the primary be
changed from the first Tuesday in June to any date between
the fifteenth day of May and the first Tuesday in June as
may be decided by the Democratic State Committee in order
that when the Democratic National Convention is called at
an early date there will be plenty of time for electing the dele-
gates to the Democratic Convention in time for them to at-
tend the convention of their party, and that the law be made
certain that all delegates to the Democratic National Conven-
tion, including the national committeemen and committee-
women be nominated by the people in the Democratic Pri-
mary.
The democratic voters of the state endorsed the follow-
ing which were the principal planks of my platform in two
primaries:
1. Lowering the budget to balance taxes instead of rais-
ing taxes to balance the budget.
2. $5.00 license tags for all pleasure used automobiles.
3. Suitable old age pensions.
4. Real money for schools instead of leaving the schools
to depend upon any class of taxes that might not be suitable
or sufficient to finance our school system.
5. Economy in all branches of our state government.
6. Opposition to additional taxes of any kind.
The democratic platform as adopted June 30th, 1936 en-
dorsed practically every one of these principles and as Demo-
crats I urge your careful consideration of each of them.
Assuring your Honorable Bodies that I have no pet legis-
lation to offer and no desire to dictate to you, but in a spirit
of cooperation and assistance from the Executive Depart-
ment, whose office will always be open to you for any aid and
information in carrying forward the great task before you, I
pledge you my support at all times and wish for you a success-
ful session of the 1937 Legislature in an effort to better the
condition of the people of our great state.
FRED P. CONE,
Governor.
Senator Graham moved that the joint assembly do now dis-
solve and the Senate resume its session in the Senate Cham-
ber.
Which was agreed to.
And the Senate withdrew to its chamber.
The House was called to order by the Speaker at three-
thirty P. M. The Roll was called, and the following mem-
bers answered to their names:
Mr. Speaker: Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best, Bryant,
Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole, Collins,
Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle, Dendy,
Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs, Fraser, Fulk-
erson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin, Gray, Hale,
Harrell, Harris, Hatch, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges, Holt,
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Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin (Polk), Mays,
Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty, McLeod, Outman,
Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt, Potter, Preacher,
Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders, Scales, Sheldon, Sikes,
Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay), Smith (Marion), Stanly,
Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker, Walters, West, Williams,
Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood (Liberty).-95.
A quorum present.
The Speaker announced the appointment of the following
standing committees:
COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE
Davis of Gadsden, Chairman; Hendry of Hardee, Vice-
Chairman; Harris, Godwin, Hazen, Fulkerson, Dishong,
Chavous, Eide, Martin of Hillsborough, Walker, Alford, Mays,
Lewis, Gaston, Potter, Walters, Rardin, Lehman, Best.
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
Scales of Taylor, Chairman; Fuller of Pinellas, Vice-Chair-
man; Bryant, Fraser, Butt, Lehman, Saunders, McLeod, Sud-
duth, Crocker, Coogler, Sheldon, Peacock, Mays, Moore, Lanier,
Crary, Hodges, Marchant, Motes, Early.
COMMITTEE ON AVIATION
Kelly of Nassau, Chairman; Morrow of Palm Beach, Vice-
Chairman; Stanly, Lindsey, Platt, Sheldon, McCarty, Moore,
Papy.
COMMITTEE ON BANKS AND LOANS
Stewart of Hendry, Chairman; Fahs of Lake, Vice-Chair-
man; Bryant, Sudduth, Collins, Ives, Scales, Dishong, McLeod,
Slappey, Harrell, Coogler, Sheldon, Drummond, Wood of Lib-
erty, Leedy, Best, Hale, Crary, Getzen.
COMMITTEE ON BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS
Sudduth of Bay, Chairman; Getzen of Sumter, Vice-Chair-
man; Chavous, Hatch, Turner, Overstreet, Hendry, Moore,
Cook.
COMMITTEE ON CANALS AND DRAINAGE
Douglas of Putnam, Chairman; Williams of Citrus, Vice-
Chairman; Bryant, Smith of Marion, Overstreet, Stanly, Cook,
Peeples, Walker, Cooley, Rardin, Turner, Smith of Clay, Potter.
COMMITTEE ON CENSUS AND APPORTIONMENT
Ray of Manatee, Chairman; Hodges of Orange, Vice-Chair-
man; Fulkerson, Adams, Overstreet, Dishong, Crocker, Hendry,
Coogler, Eide, Alford, Butt, Chavous.
COMMITTEE ON CITIES AND TOWNS
Lehman of Seminole, Chairman; Ray of Manatee, Vice-
Chairman; Collins of Leon, Bryant, Sudduth, Rogers, Holt,
Jernigan, Dendy, Harrell, Sheldon, Fahs, Wood of Lee, Smith
of Marion, Leedy, Fuller, Sinclair, Byington, Getzen, Stewart.
COMMITTEE ON CITRUS FRUITS
Rogers of Broward, Chairman; Sinclair of Polk, Vice-Chair-
man; Butt, Lindsey, Dishong, Hendry, Coogler, Eide, Dekle,
Walker, Cooley, Ray, Buie, Leedy, Walters, Fuller, Douglas,
Lehman, McCarty, Hale, Burks.
COMMITTEE ON CLAIMS
Gaston of Madison, Chairman; Turner of St. Johns, Vice-
Chairman; Fraser, Hazen. Overstreet, Dishong, Stewart, Eide,
Fahs, Clement, Marchant, Barnett, Douglas, Getzen, Peeples,"
Wood of Lee, Cole.
COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION
Fulkerson of Broward, Chairman; Kelly of Nassau, Vice-
Chairman; Papy, Jernigan, McCarty, King, Sheldon, Dendy,
Potter, Gray, Holt.
COMMITTEE ON CONSERVATION
Clement of Pinellas, Chairman; Harris of Alachua, Vice-
Chairman; Fulkerson, Stanly, Cole, Cook, McLeod, Stewart,
Marchant, Motes, Getzen, Dendy, Platt, Gaston, Lehman,
Fahs, West, Wood of Lee.
COMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
Collins of Leon, Chairman; Wood of Lee, Vice-Chairman;
Lindsey, King, Cole, Harrell, Coogler, Dekle, Wood of Liberty,
Ray, Smith of Marion, Crary, Hodges, Outman, Marchant,
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COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICIALS
Ives of Columbia, Chairman; Cooley of Lake, Vice-Chair-
man; Bryant, Sudduth, Rogers, Smith of Clay, Martin of
Hillsborough, Jernigan, Slappey, Peeples, Alford, Gaston,
Smith of Marion, Crary, Rardin, Outman, Morrison, Preacher,
Dishong, Winburn, West.
COMMITTEE ON COUNTY ORGANIZATION
Byington of Volusia, Chairman; Potter of Okeechobee, Vice-
Chairman; Adams, Chavous, Dendy, Smith of Marion, Best,
Hewitt, Preacher.
COMMITTEE ON COUNTY ROADS AND BRIDGES
Walker of Indian River, Chairman; Alford of Jackson,
Vice-Chairman; Harris, Sudduth, Butt, Adams, Rose, Chavous,
Crocker, Eide, Winburn, Potter, Hatch, Clement.
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION "A"
Preacher of Walton, Chairman; Lewis of Levy, Vice-Chair-
man; Sudduth, Hazen, Holt, King, Davis, Harrell, Scales,
Lanier, Peacock, Saunders, Godwin, Collins, Ray, Wood of
Liberty, Hodges, Morrow, West. Hewitt, Byington.
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION "B"
Sheldon of Hillsborough, Chairman; Clement of Pinellas,
Vice-Chairman; Gray, Fulkerson, Adams, Williams, Chavous,
Jernigan, Dendy, Eide, Winburn, Crary, Papy, Walters, Rar-
din, Sinclair, McCarty, Getzen, Best, Martin of Hillsborough.
COMMITTEE ON EFFICIENCY
Sikes of Okaloosa, Chairman; Saunders of St. Johns, Vice-
Chairman; Holt, Jernigan, Crocker, Dekle, Drummond, Fahs,
Collins, Wood of Liberty, Stanly.
COMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS
Early of Sarasota, Chairman; King of Duval, Vice-Chair-
man; Mays, Holt, Slappey, Cooley, Ray, Kelly, Potter, Marrow,
Martin of Polk, Barnett, Hewitt, Byington, Preacher, Drum-
mond, Gaston, Outman, Moore, Cole.
COMMITTEE ON ENGROSSED BILLS
King of Duval, Chairman; Rose of Charlotte, Vice-Chair-
man; Adams, Chavous, Hendry, Winburn, Motes, Turner, Best,
Mays, Martin of Polk, Moore.
COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS
Overstreet of Dade, Chairman; Dishong of DeSoto, Vice-
Chairman; Platt, Sheldon, Cooley, West, Lehman, McCarty,
Sinclair, Byington.
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE AND TAXATION
Wood of Liberty, Chairman; Burks of Pasco, Vice-Chair-
man; Rogers, Smith of Clay, Ives, Overstreet, Dishong, Stan-
ly, Cole, Dendy, Harrell, Stewart, Dekle, Drummond, Alford,
Fahs, Wood of Lee, Fuqua, Smith of Marion, Leedy, Outman.
COMMITTEE ON FISH AND GAME
Leedy of Orange, Chairman; Walters of Osceola, Vice-
Chairman; Fraser, Hazen, Rose, Lindsey, Cook, Peeples,
Stewart, Dekle, Walker, Lewis, Buie, Papy, Kelly, Potter, Mor-
row, Martin of Polk, Douglas, McCarty.
COMMITTEE ON FORESTRY
Dendy of Gulf, Chairman; Gray of Bay, Vice-Chairman;
Harris, Williams, Platt, Ives, Chavous, Cook, McLeod, Win-
burn, Wood of Liberty, Smith of Marion, Sikes, Burks,
Barnett, Morrison, Kelly.
COMMITTEE ON HOTELS AND INNKEEPERS
Jernigan of Escambia, Chairman; Cook of Flagler, Vice-
Chairman; Fulkerson, Platt, Eide, Walker, Puqua, Papy,
Turner.
COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRIES
Papy of Monroe, Chairman; Stanly of Duval, Vice-Chair-
man; Rose, Lindsey,' Slappey, Winburn, Fuqua Rardin,
Clement, Barnett, McCarty, Hale, Martin of Hillsborough,
Kelly.
COMMITTEE ON INSURANCE
Moore of Leon, Chairman; Harrell of Hamilton, Vice-Chair-
man; Leedy, Sudduth, Rogers, Smith of Clay, Stanly, Cook,
McLeod, Slappey, Coogler, Martin of Hillsborough; Buie, Sikes,
Douglas, West, Saunders, Hale.
COMMITTEE ON JOURNAL
Lewis of Levy, Chairman; Winburn of Lafayette, Vice-
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COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY "A"
Harrell of Hamilton, Chairman; Martin of Hillsborough,
Vice-Chairman; Bryant, Butt, Holt, Stanly, Cook, McLeod,
Early, Drummond, Cooley, Collins, Buie, Hodges, Clement,
Marchant, West.
COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY "B"
Wood of Lee, Chairman; Crary of Martin, Vice-Chairman;
Lindsey, Dekle, Lanier, Ray, Martin of Polk, Preacher, Get-
zen, McCarty, Morrow, Rogers.
COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY "C"
Crocker of Gilchrist, Chairman; Kelly of Nassau, Vice-Chair-
man; Williams, Rose, Platt, Byington, Moore, Peeples, Dish-
ong.
COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY "D"
Coogler of Hernando, Chairman; Sinclair of Polk, Vice-
Chairman; Adams, Hendry, Winburn, Godwin, Overstreet, Pea-
cock, Chavous, Smith of Marion, Sheldon.
COMMITTEE ON LABOR
Cole of Escambia, Chairman; Morrow of Palm Beach, Vice-
Chairman; Gray, Hazen, Butt, Rogers, Ives, King, Overstreet,
Dekle, Walker, Wood of Lee, Lewis, Fuqua, Kelly, Sikes, Motes,
Early, Getzen, Hale, Marchant.
COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE EXPENSE
Lanier of Madison, Chairman; McCarty of St. Lucie, Vice-
Chairman; Harris, Williams, King, Fahs, Potter, Walters,
Early.
COMMITTEE ON LIVESTOCK
Peeples of Glades, Chairman; Hazen of Bradford, Vice-
Chairman; Harris, Adams, Ives, Davis, Hendry, Martin of
Hillsborough, Drummond, Peacock, Winburn, Lewis, Gaston,
Buie, Potter, Walters, Martin of Polk, Motes, Hatch, Morrison,
Scales.
COMMITTEE ON LOBBYING
Dekle of Hillsborough, Chairman; Dishong of DeSoto Vice-
Chairman; Sudduth, Rose, Walker, Walters, Ives, Saunders,
Lehman, Crocker, Lewis, Fahs, Sikes, Leedy.
COMMITTEE ON LUMBER AND NAVAL STORES
Harris of Alachua, Chairman; Chavous of Dixie, Vice-Chair-
man; Cook, Winburn, Douglas, Morrison, Adams, Fraser.
COMMITTEE ON MOTOR VEHICLES AND CARRIERS
Buie of Marion, Chairman; Coogler of Hernando, Vice-Chair-
man; Williams, Platt, Ives, Stanly, Walters, McCarty, Harrell,
Dekle, Mays, Cooley, Fuqua, Drummond, Sikes, Morrow, Burks,
Clement, Motes, West, Lehman.
COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL GUARD AND MILITARY
AFFAIRS
Cooley of Lake, Chairman; Williams of Citrus, Vice-Chair-
man; Papy, Turner, Hazen, Lehman, Hale, Martin of Hills-
borough, Kelly, Fuqua, Buie, Barnett.
COMMITTEE ON NURSERIES AND PLANT HUSBANDRY
Barnett of Seminole, Chairman; Fraser of Baker, Vice-
Chairman; Dishong, Hendry, Alford, Sinclair.
COMMITTEE ON OBSOLETE LAWS
Hewitt of Union, Chairman; Adams of Calhoun, Vice-
Chairman; Peacock, Winburn, Rose.
COMMITTEE ON PHOSPHATES, OILS AND MINERALS
Martin of Polk, Chairman; Smith of Marion, Vice-Chair-
man; Williams, Dishong, Slappey, Peacock, Morrison, Lewis,
Davis.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS
Smith of Clay, Chairman; Lindsey of Dade, Vice-Chair-
man; Adams, Rose, Williams, Platt, Stewart, Dekle, Ray,
Crary, Papy, Burks, Fuller, Bryant, Marchant, Stanly, Sikes,
Saunders, Hale, Jernigan, Preacher.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH
Eide of Highlands, Chairman; Peacock of Jackson, Vice-
Chairman; Hendry, Martin of Hillsborough, Fahs, Gaston,
Sinclair, Douglas, Best, Hewitt, Walters, Getzen, Walker,
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COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS
Drummond of Holmes, Chairman; Morrison of Wakulla,
Vice-Chairman; Adams, Slappey, Crocker, Dendy, Bryant,
Cooley, Buie, Hodges, Morrow, Outman, Martin of Polk, Motes,
Early, Best, Hewitt, Preacher, Platt.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC PRINTING
Rardin of Palm Beach, Chairman; Platt of Collier, Vice-
Chairman; Crocker, Sikes, Hodges, Hatch, Turner, Godwin,
Walters.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ROADS AND HIGHWAYS
Burks of Pasco, Chairman; Mays of Jefferson, Vice-Chair-
man; Gray, Williams, Ives, Lindsey, Stanly, Peeples, Har-
rell, Dekle, Drummond, Fahs, Lewis, Wood of Liberty, Lanier,
Fuller, Martin of Polk, Douglas, Barnett, Saunders, Morrison.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC UTILITIES
Hale of Volusia, Chairman; Crocker of Gilchrist, Vice-
Chairman; Cole, Slappey, Ives, Cooley, Martin of Hillsbor-
ough, Fuqua, Sinclair, West, Walters, Papy, Wood of Lee, Dis-
hong, Sikes, Fuller, Scales, Motes, Barnett.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WELFARE
Saunders of St. Johns, Chairman; Sheldon of Hillsborough,
Vice-Chairman; Fulkerson, Smith of Clay, Dendy, Wood of
Lee, Walters, Motes, McCarty, Byington, Preacher, Jernigan,
Davis, Hewitt, Hatch.
COMMITTEE ON RAILROADS, TELEGRAPHS AND
TELEPHONES
McLeod of Franklin, Chairman; Bryant of Alachua, Vice-
Chairman; Gray, Rogers, King, Davis, Peeples, Stewart,
Lanier, Buie, Crary, Outman, Hatch, Hale, Kelly, Cook, Har-
rell, Dendy.
COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS
Holt of Dade, Chairman; Buie of Marion, Vice-Chairman:
Lanier, Fuqua, Sikes, Leedy, Morrow, Fuller, Martin of Polk,
Lewis, Walters, Saunders, Ives, Wood of Liberty, Wood of
Lee, Dekle.
COMMITTEE ON RULES AND CALENDAR
Butt of Brevard, Chairman; Cole of Escambia, Vice-Chair-
man; Bryant, Smith of Clay, Lindsey, Stanly, Dekle, Ives,
Cooley, Wood of Lee, Collins, Wood of Liberty, Drummond,
Harrell, Sikes, Leedy, Burks, Outman, Marchant, Saunders,
Lanier.
COMMITTEE ON STATE INSTITUTIONS
Slappey of Gadsden, Chairman; Smith of Marion, Vice-
Chairman; Davis, Sheldon, Fuller, Douglas, Turner, Godwin,
Preacher, Ray, Scales.
COMMITTEE ON STATE MARKETING
Mays of Jefferson, Chairman; Motes of Putnam Vice-Chair-
man; Harris, Fraser, Smith of Clay, Walters, West, Best,
Godwin, Lehman.
COMMITTEE ON STATE PENSIONS
West of Santa Rosa, Chairman; Fuqua of Manatee, Vice-
Chairman; Rose, Holt, Jernigan, Alford, Lewis, Smith of Mar-
ion, Rardin, Sinclair, Hatch, Godwin, Potter, Gray, Preach-
er, Kelly.
COMMITTEE ON STATE PRISON AND CONVICTS
Marchant of Polk, Chairman; Hatch of Suwannee, Vice-
Chairman; Hazen, Peacock, West, Lehman, McCarty, Hewitt,
Harris, Hale, Outman, Kelly, Rogers.
COMMITTEE ON STATE PUBLICITY
Outman of Pinellas, Chairman; Turner of St. Johns, Vice-
Chairman; Fraser, Fulkerson, Papy, Sikes, Rardin, Barnett,
Dekle, Holt.
COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE
Godwin of Washington, Chairman; Marchant of Polk, Vice-
Chairman; Harris, Rogers, Cole, Davis, Peeples, Early, Lind-
sey, King, Sheldon, Clement.
COMMITTEE ON VETERANS AFFAIRS
Best of Suwannee, Chairman; Butt of Brevard, Vice-Chair-
man; Sudduth, Cooley, Early, Lehman, Byington, Preacher.
Mr. Collins moved that the House do now adjourn until
10:00 A. M., tomorrow morning under the rules.
Thereupon at three-fifty-two P. M. the House stood ad-
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 1937



The house was called to order by the Speaker at 10 o'clock
a. m.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker: Messrs: Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best, Bryant,
Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole, Collins,
Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary,'Crocker, Davis, Dekle, Dendy,
Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs, Fraser, Ful-
kerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin, Gray, Hale,
Harrell, Harris, Hatch, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges, Holt,
Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman, Lewis,
Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin (Polk),
Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty, McLeod,
Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt, Potter,
Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders, Scales, Shel-
don, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay), Smith (Marion),
Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker, Walters, West,
Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood (Liberty)-95.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the chaplain.
The reading of the journal was dispensed with.
The Journal of April 6 was corrected as follows:



On page 2 after line 13 from top of page add: Taylor County,
J. H. Scales of Perry.
The Journal of the House of Representatives for April 6 was
corrected and as corrected was approved.
Mr. Early rose and addressed the House on a question of
privilege on the part of the whole House.
Mr. Harrell of Hamilton in the Chair.
Mr. Crocker rose and addressed the House on a question of
privilege on the part of the whole House.
Mr. Collins moved that when the House adjourns, it ad-
journ until 10 A. M. tomorrow.
Mr. Chavous moved as a substitute motion that the rules
be waived and when the House adjourns, it adjourn until 2
P. M. tomorrow.
Which was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The question recurred on the motion of Mr. Collins that
when the House adjourns, it adjourn until 10 A. M. tomorrow.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Collins moved that the rules be waived and the House
do now adjourn.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.



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THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1937



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00
A. M.
The roll was called, and the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker: Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hatch, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt,
Hodges, Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Leh-
man, Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Mar-
tin (Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt, Pot-
ter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders, Scales,
Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay), Smith
(Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker, Walters,
West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood (Liberty)-95.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Journal of the House of Representatives for April 7
was approved.
The Speaker announced the following changes in commit-
tee assignments .
TO THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES:
I announce the following changes in committee assign-
ments:
APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE:
Butt of Brevard off; Holt of Dade on.
PUBLIC LANDS:
Kelly of Nassau on.
FISH AND GAME:
Morrison of Wakulla off; Stanly of Duval on.
CONSERVATION:
Stanly of Duval off; Morrison of Wakulla on.
The Speaker announced that he had made the following
appointments under House Resolution No. 7.
TO THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES:
House Resolution No. 7 directs me to appoint the following
employees, and I announce the names thereof as follows:
Assistant Bill Clerk-Callie Mae Bridges.
Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms-J. H. Harvell.
Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms-J. W. Pepper.
Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms-J. H. Kaufman.
Secretary to Speaker-Gladys Cox.
Journal Clerk-Homer S. Alford.
Assistant Journal Clerk-John I. Cornelius.
Assistant Journal Clerk-Irene Beggs.
Assistant Janitor-Shelton Cowart.
Superintendent of Stenographers-Wallace F. Erwin.
Assistant Enrolling Clerk-Catherine Hightower.
Bill Binder-Maxine Steele.
Respectfully submitted,
W. McL. CHRISTIE,
Speaker.
The Speaker announced the following appointments under
House Resolution No. 9.
TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:
According to Resolution No. 9, I am directed to employ for
the House an experienced Indexing Clerk, and I designate
for that position Kate M. Alsobrook.
Respectfully submitted,
W, McL, CHRISTIE,
Speaker.



The following communication was received and read.
State of Florida
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF
STATE INSTITUTIONS
Tallahassee, Florida, April 6, 1937.
Honorable W. McL. Christie,
Speaker,
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Sir:
The Board requests me to transmit to you the attached
resolution for consideration by your Honorable Body.
Very respectfully,
W. B. CONE,
Secretary to the Board.
RESOLUTION
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF STATE INSTITUTIONS
TALLAHASSEE
WHEREAS, the legislative printing contract has technical
terms dealing with the printing trade, and
WHEREAS, the custom has been in the recent past to have
the legislative printing delivered from day to day under such
contract checked by a person experienced in the printing trade,
and
WHEREAS, it is deemed advisable that this should be done
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF
COMMISSIONERS OF STATE INSTITUTIONS, this fifth day
of April, A. D. 1937:
1. That recommendation be respectfully made to the Legis-
lature that legislative printing delivered from day to day be
checked with the contract before the bills are approved by
the legislative officials.
2. That Mr. Ray W. Robie having considerable experience
and knowledge with reference to printing, having assisted in
drawing the specifications for the legislative printing contract
and having been employed by the Legislature of 1935 to do
this work, be recommended as a suitable person for this work.
3. That copy of this resolution be sent to the President of
the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
FRED P. CONE,
Governor
R. A. GRAY,
Secretary of State
CARY D. LANDIS,
Attorney General
J. M. LEE,
Comptroller
W. V. KNOTT,
Treasurer
COLIN ENGLISH,
Superintendent of Public Instruction
NATHAN MAYO,
Commissioner of Agriculture
Referred to the Committee on Public Printing.
The following communication was received and read.
CERTIFICATE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA I SS
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
I, Goldie Wells, Secretary of State, do hereby certify that
the following Bill to-wit:
SENATE BILL NO. 168
was duly passed by the Twenty-fifth Session of the Legisla-
ture of the State of South Dakota; approved by the Governor.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and affixed the Great Seal of
the State of South Dakota, at the City of
Pierre, this 1st day of April, 1937.
GOLDIE WELLS,
Secretary of State,



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AN ACT
ENTITLED, An Act to Establish an Unpaid Commission on
Inter-state Cooperation.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE
OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. There is hereby established the South Dakota
Commission on Interstate Cooperation, whose function it shall
be to carry forward the participation of this State as a mem-
ber of the Council of State Governments, both regionally and
nationally, to confer with officials of other States and of Fed-
eral government, to formulate proposals for cooperation be-
tween this State and the other States, and with the Federal
government, and to organize and maintain governmental ma-
chinery for such purposes.
Section 2. There is hereby established a standing Commit-
tee on Interstate Cooperation, of the Senate, to consist of five
Senators. The members and chairman of this committee shall
be designated in the same manner as are the members and
chairmen of other standing committees of the Senate. The
President of the Senate may serve as one of the five members
of this committee.
Section 3. There is hereby established a similar standing
Committee on Interstate Cooperation, of the House of Rep-
resentatives, also to consist of five members, and the mem-
bers and chairman of this committee shall be designated in the
same manner as are the members and chairmen of other
standing committees of the House of Representatives. The
Speaker of the House of Representatives may serve as one
of the five members of this committee.
Section 4. The said South Dakota Commission on Inter-
state Cooperation shall be composed of fifteen members,
namely:
The five members of the Committee on Interstate Co-
operation, of the Senate,
The five members of the Committee on Interstate Co-
operation of the House of Representatives, and
Five officials of the State named by the Governor, who
shall hold office during the pleasure of the Governor, one
of whom shall be designated by him as the chairman of the
commission.
The Governor shall be an honorary member of the com-
mission.
Section 5. The commission may establish such committees
and advisory boards as it deems advisable, to conduct con-
ferences and to formulate proposals concerning subjects of
inter-governmental cooperation. Subject to the approval of
the commission, the members of every such committee and
advisory board shall be appointed by the chairman of the com-
mission. State officials who are not members of the Com-
mission on Interstate Cooperation may be appointed as mem-
bers of any such committee or advisory board, and private
citizens may serve on such board, but at least one member
of the commission shall be a member of every such commit-
tee and board. The commission may establish such rules as
it considers appropriate concerning the membership and the
functioning of any committee or board which it establishes.
Section 6. The commission shall report to the Governor
and to the Legislature within fifteen days after the convening
of each regular legislative session, and at such other times as
it deems appropriate. Its members and the members of all
committees which it establishes shall serve without compensa-
tion, but they shall be paid their necessary expenses in carry-
ing out their obligations under this Act. The commission may
employ such staff and incur such other expenses as may be
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by contributions to the Council of State Governments and
other similar governmental organizations affiliated with it,
participate with other States in maintaining the said council's
regional and central secretariats and other similar govern-
mental services.
Section 7. The said standing committee of the Senate and
the said standing committee of the House of Representatives
shall function during regular sessions of the Legislature and
also during the interim periods between such sessions; their
members shall serve until their successors are designated;
and they shall respectively constitute the Senate and House
Executive Committees of the American Legislators' Asso-
ciation for this State.
Section 8. The Secretary of State shall forthwith com-
municate the text of this measure to the Governor, to the
Senate, and to the House of Representatives of each of the
other states of the Union, and memorialize each Legislature
which has not already done so to enact a law similar to this
measure, thus establishing a similar commission with like
duties and powers, and thus joining with this State in the
common cause of reducing the burdens which are imposed
upon the citizens of every State by governmental confusion,
competition and conflict.
Approved March 3, 1937.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary "A".
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Collins of Leon-
House Resolution No. 12:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. That not to exceed Five Hundred (500) copies
of the Daily Journal in addition to the number heretofore
provided be ordered printed each day.
Section 2. That not to exceed One Thousand (1000) copies
of the Daily Journal for April 6th be authorized and ordered
printed in addition to the number heretofore provided for.
Which was read.
Mr. Collins moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And House Resolution No. 12 was adopted.
By Mr. Early of Sarasota-
House Resolution No. 13:
ENTITLED
"IN MEMORY OF J. H. LORD, SENIOR"
WHEREAS our Loving Savior has called unto his reward,
J. H. Lord, Sr., of Sarasota County, Florida, a former mem-
ber of the House of Representatives of the State of Florida,
who was the first Representative of Sarasota County in this
House, and Whereas, J. H. Lord was one of the builders of
the State of Florida who blazed the trail and showed the
way to this land of Sunshine with a simple faith that never
failed either in triumph or adversity; NOW THEREFORE, BE
IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA that this State has lost a
faithful servant and helpful friend, and BE IT FURTHER
RESOLVED that this resolution be printed in the Journal of
the House of Representatives as a token of the State's ap-
preciation of his work and that a copy of this resolution under
the Great Seal of the State of Florida be furnished to the
members of his family.
Which was read.
Mr. Early moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And House Resolution No. 13 was adopted.








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HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 13


By Mr. Early of Sarasota



"IN MEMORY OF J. H. LORD, SENIOR"

WHEREAS our Loving Savior has called unto his
reward, J. H. Lord, Sr., of Sarasota County, Florida, a
former member of the House of Representatives of the
State of Florida, who was the first Representative of
Sarasota County in this House, and Whereas, J. H. Lord
was one of the builders of the State of Florida who blazed
the trail and showed the way to this land of Sunshine
with a simple faith that never failed either in triumph
or adversity; NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA that this State has lost a faithful
servant and helpful friend, and BE IT FURTHER RE-
SOLVED that this resolution be printed in the Journal
of the House of Representatives as a token of the State's
appreciation of his work and that a copy of this resolu-
tion under the Great Sehl of the State of Florida be furn-
ished to the members of his family.



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INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLU-
TIONS
By Mr. Early of Sarasota-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 3:
BEING A RESOLUTION ENTITLED, "IN MEMORY OF
SENATOR AUGUSTUS MARION WILSON."
WHEREAS, Augustus Marion Wilson was born in
Thomasville, Georgia, on December 25, 1850, and moved early
in life to Manatee County, Florida, and resided in what is
now Sarasota County, serving as a member of the House of
Representatives from Manatee County from 1912 to 1914, and
serving in the Florida Senate from 1916 to 1920, and WHERE-
AS, he was one of the pioneers of this State and rendered
invaluable service to his county and senatorial district and
the people of the State of Florida in the State Legislature
and in other offices of public trust, distinguishing himself
by his exemplary character and Christian faith; NOW
THEREFORE;
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND FLORIDA
SENATE:
That this State has lost a faithful and able. legislator, and
faithful servant, and be it further resolved that this resolu-
tion be printed in the Journal of the House of Representatives
and in the Florida Senate as a token of the State's ap-
preciation for his work and as a tribute to his memory, and
that a copy of this resolution under the Great Seal of the
State of Florida be furnished to the members of his family.
Which was read.
Mr. Early moved that the rules be waived and that House
Concurrent Resolution No. 3 be considered immediately.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Early moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Concurrent Resolution No. 3 be read the second time
in full.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds note.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 3 was read .the
second time in full.
Mr. Early moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 3 was adopted.
By Mr. Early of Sarasota-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 4:
Being a resolution ratifying the proposed Child Labor
Amendment to the Constitution of the United States provided
for by House Joint Resolution No. 184, of the 68th Congress
of the United States, conferring upon congress power to limit
regulate, and prohibit the labor of persons under eighteen
years of age.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CON-
CURRING, THAT;
Whereas, the 68th Congress of the United States has
adopted House Joint Resolution No. 184, by the constitutional
vote of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States, whereby an amendment to the Constitution of the
United States is proposed to the several states for ratifica-
tion or rejection, said proposed amendment reading as follows:
"Section I. The Congress shall have the power to limit,
regulate, and prohibit the labor of persons under eighteen
years of age.
"Section II. The power of the several states is unimpaired
by this article except that the operation of State Laws shall
be suspended to the extent necessary to give effect to the
legislation enacted by the Congress."
And Whereas, the President of the United States and the
Democratic Party, and the constructive forces of this nation
now employed to bring about national recovery, have deemed
it wise to eliminate child labor,
And Whereas, the Legislature of the State of Florida is
in full sympathy and accord with the humanitarian spirit
which led to the submission of said proposed amendment,
now therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the
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the 68th Congress of the United States, proposing an amend-
ment to the Constitution of the United States, which amend-
ment reads as follows, to-wit:
"Section I. The Congress shall have the power to limit,
regulate, and prohibit the labor of persons under eighteen
years of age.
"Section II. The power of the several states is unimpair-
ed by this article except that the operation of State Laws
shall be suspended to the extent necessary to give effect to
legislation enacted by the Congress."
Be and the same is hereby ratified by the Legislature of
the State of Florida and the action of this Legislature there-
on be forthwith certified to by the Secretary of State of the
United States, by the Secretary of State of the State of
Florida, under the great seal of the State of Florida and
that certified copies of this resolution be sent by the Secretary
of State of the State of Florida, to the President and the
Vice-President of the United States and to the Speaker of
the House of Representatives of the United States.
Which was read the first time and referred to the Com-
mittees on Constitutional Amendments and Labor.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Martin, Marchant and Sinclair of Polk; Fahs
and Cooley of Lake and Leedy and Hodges of Orange and
Bryant and Harris of Alachua-
House Bill No. 1:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 16, 21, 23 and
25 of Chapter 16854, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1935, entitled
"An Act to stabilize and protect the citrus industry of the
State of Florida and to promote the general welfare of such
industry and of the State of Florida; to create a State citrus
commission of the State of Florida to be known as "Florida
Citrus Commission;" to provide for the appointment and pay-
ment of expenses of the members of such commission and to
prescribe the powers, duties and functions of such commis-
sion and the qualifications and terms of office of members
thereof; to create seven citrus districts to be numbered one
to seven; to provide for the adoption by said commission of
rules, regulations and orders necessary and proper for an
effective administration and enforcement of this Act; to
protect and enhance the reputation of Florida citrus fruit in
domestic and foreign markets; to regulate the inspection,
grading and marking of citrus fruit; to prohibit the shipping
of citrus fruit in violation of this Act; to prescribe the powers
and duties of the Commissioner of Agriculture of the State
of Florida in the enforcement of this Act; to provide for
judicial review of protests made in connection with any rules,
regulations or orders adopted pursuant to this Act; to pro-
vide for the levy and collection of assessments and the dis-
bursement thereof; to provide for inspection and inspection
services; and to provide penalties for violations of the pro-
visions of this Act and any rule, regulation or order pro-
mulgated thereunder."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Citrus Fruits.
By Mr. Smith, of Clay-
House Bill No. 2:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the erection of
fences and cattleguards to prevent the intrusion of live stock
upon the State Roads in this State, declaring public policy
in relation thereto, prescribing the powers and' duties of the
State Road Department of Florida in the erection and main-
tenance of such fences and cattleguards, and providing for
payment of expenses incident to the erection and mainten-
ance of such fences and cattleguards.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Live Stock and Public Roads and Highways.
By Messrs. Butt of Brevard, McCarty of St. Lucie, Rose of
Charlotte, Potter of Okeechobee, Hazen of Bradford, Outman
of Pinellas, Walker of Indian River, Barnett of Seminole and
Overstreet of Dade-
House Bill No. 3:
A Bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 30 of Chapter
14764, Acts of 1931, same being relating to exemption from
provisions of Auto Transportation Laws.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
By Messrs. Sikes of Okaloosa; Fraser of Baker; Gray of
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houn; Getzen of Sumter; Lehman of Seminole; Byington of
Volusia; Kelly of Nassau; Williams of Citrus; Rose of Char-
lotte; Motes of Putnam; Dishong of DeSoto; Buie of Marion;
Hewitt of Union-
House Bill No. 4:
A bill to be entitled an Act to amend Section 1011, Revised
General Statutes of Florida, as amended by Chapter 8410,
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1921, and by Chapter 10182, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1925, being Section 1285 Compiled General
Laws of Florida, 1927, as amended by Chapter 12625, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1931, and Chapter 14656, Laws of Florida,
Acts of 1931, as amended by Section 3, Chapter 16085, Acts
of 1933; and to amend Section 1012, Revised General Sta-
tutes as amended by Chapter 8410, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1921, and by Chapter 19182 Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925,
being Sectioh 1286 Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927,
as amended by Section 4, Chapter 16085, Laws of Florida,
Acts of 1933; each of said Sections relating to the operation,
licensing, and taxing of motor vehicles, trailers, semi-trailers,
motorcycles and motorcycle side cars.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
By Mr. Rogers, of Broward-
House Bill No. 5:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the granting of
peremptory writs or other orders in' suits instituted to re-
quire the levy of taxes for the payment of any bonds, cou-
pons and/or other evidences of indebtedness, or to establish
a sinking fund for their ultimate redemption; and providing
that no levy in excess of the ability of the taxing unit to pay
shall be commanded; and requiring consideration also of the
necessity of such taxing unit to levy other taxes; and requir-
ing such ability to be determined before the issuance of such
peremptory writs of mandamus and providing that this Act
shall not apply to bonds, coupons and/or other evidences of
indebtedness issued subsequent to its passage.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
Mr. Crocker asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Crocker moved that the rules be waived and that the
House do now revert to the introduction of memorials.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
INTRODUCTION OF MEMORIALS
By Mr. Crocker, of Gilchrist-
House Memorial No. 1:
A Memorial to the Congress and President of the United
States of America requesting the inauguration of the Town-
send Old Age Pension System, or a modification thereof, and
the abolition of all other forms of pension, relief and assis-
tance.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Resolutions.
By Mr. Crocker of Gilchrist-
House Memorial No. 2:
A Memorial to the Congress and President of the United
States of America requesting the submission to the States
of Constitutional Amendments abolishing life-tenture of all
Federal Justices and Judges, and abolishing the electoral col-
lege, and providing for the direct nominations and elections
of all Federal Justices and Judges, and the President and Vice-
President for terms, either now or hereafter to be stated
constitutionally.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Resolutions.
By Mr. Crocker of Gilchrist-
House Memorial No. 3:
A Joint Memorial, memorializing Congress to support legis-
lation now before congress providing for the establishment
of a system of federal financial benefits, enabling the several
states of the union to make adequate provision for the con-
trol and the eradication of noxious weeds; to conserve and
protect the agricultural resources of the several states and
the United States.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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By Messrs. Sheldon, Dekle, and Martin of Hillsborough;
Burks of Pasco; Rose of Charlotte; Early of Sarasota; Hewitt
of Union; Winburn of LaFayette; Motes of Putnam; Eide of
Highlands; Dishong of DeSoto; Chavous of Dixie; Adams of
Calhoun.
House Memorial No. 4:
Memorializing the Congress of the United States to immedi-
ately enact the General Welfare Act of 1937, known as Bill
H. R. 4199, and now pending in congress, a law providing
for a national old age retirement system and creating a fund
for the maintenance thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Resolutions.
Mr. Crocker moved that the rules be waived and that the
House do now revert to the introduction of bills.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Crocker of Gilchrist-
House Bill No. 6:
A bill to be entitled An Act Relating to the Hunting and
Killing of Cat Squirrels in Gilchrist County, Florida.
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR THE ENACT-
MENT OF SPECIAL LEGISLATION
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
NOTICE is hereby given that the enactment of the follow-
ing Special Legislation will be sought at the next Regular
Session of the Legislature of the State of Florida, to-wit:
A special law providing for and permitting the use of traps
for the catching of certain kinds of rough fish, that is, cat
fish, gars, suckers, etc., in all the rivers, lakes, ponds and
waters of Gilchrist County, Florida; and also,
A special law providing for and permitting the hunting and
killing of squirrels from October 15th to February 15th, both
inclusive, of each hunting season or year; in Gilchrist County,
Florida; and also,
A special law providing for and permitting resident-citizens
of Gilchrist County, Florida, to hunt throughout said County,
including fur-bearing animals, without the payment of a
license for such privilege.
PERCY W. JONES.
STATE OF FLORIDA,
GILCHRIST COUNTY.
On this day before me, the undersigned authority, per-
sonally appeared O. Lamar Crocker, who, upon and after
being first duly sworn, says that he posted a true and correct
Copy of the above and foregoing Notice at each of the fol-
lowing named places, to-wit:
At the North Front Door of the Court House, in Trenton,
Gilchrist County, Florida;
At the Door of the United States post office in Bell, Gil-
christ County, Florida, and at the Door of the United States
post office in Wilcox, Gilchrist County, Florida, on the 2d
day of March, A. D., 1937.
O. LAMAR CROCKER.
Sworn to and subscribed before me on the 2d day of March,
A. D., 1937.
H. E. HARLLEE,
Clerk Circuit Court,
Gilchrist County, Florida.
Which was read the first by its title and placed on Local
Calendar.
By Mr. Crocker of Gilchrist-
House Bill No. 7:
A bill to be entitled An Act Requiring and providing that
the Members of the Boards of County Commissioners and
Public Instruction of Gilchrist County, Florida, be nominated
by the qualified electors of said county at large, instead of by
districts, and providing for an election hereon.
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR THE ENACT-
MENT OF SPECIAL LEGISLATION
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
NOTICE is hereby given that the enactment of the follow-
ing Special Legislation will be sought at the next Regular
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A special law providing for the payment to the Board of
Public Instruction of Gilchrist County, Florida, of an equal
one-half of the funds paid to the Board of County Commis-
sioners of said County from the taxes on horse and dog rac-
ing, under the general land; said special law to require the
application of said portion of said funds to the payment of
the indebtedness of said Board of Public Instruction bearing
the highest rate of interest; and also
A special law providing for and requiring the nominations
of all County Commissioners and Members of the Board of
Public Instruction to be by the qualified electors of said Coun-
ty at large, and. over the entire County, instead of by Districts.
These special laws are to have referenda thereto attached.
PERCY W. JONES.
STATE OF FLORIDA,
GILCHRIST COUNTY.
On this day before me, the undersigned authority, per-
sonally appeared O. Lamar Crocker, who, upon and after
being first duly sworn, says that he posted a true and correct
Copy of the above and foregoing Notice at each of the fol-
lowing named places, to-wit:
At the North Front Door of the County Court House, in
Trenton, Gilchrist County, Florida;
At the Door of the United States post office in Bell, Gil-
christ County, Florida, and at the Door of the United States
post office in Wilcox, Gilchrist County, Florida, on the 2d
day of March, A. D., 1937.
O. LAMAR CROCKER.
Sworn to and subscribed before me on the 2d day of March,
A. D., 1937.
H. E. HARLLEE,
Clerk Circuif Court,
Gilchrist County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Crocker of Gilchrist-
House Bill No. 8:
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare the Anniversary of
the Admission of Florida into the Union as a State, a Legal
Holiday.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Mr. Rose of Charlotte-
House Bill No. 9:
A bill to be entitled An Act Providing for the payment of
the Salaries of Members of the school Boards in all Counties
of the State of Florida having a population of not less than
3,700 and not more than 3,820, according to the last preced-
ing Florida State Census, and Repealing All Laws in Conflict
Herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Mr. Crocker of Gilchrist-
House Bill No. 10:
A bill to be entitled An Act Permitting Hunting and Kill-
ing of all kinds of Game Animals and Birds, including Fur-
Bearing Animals, by the residents of Gilchrist County, Florida,
in said County, without the payment of any license therefore.
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY
FOR THE ENACTMENT OF SPECIAL
LEGISLATION:
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
NOTICE is hereby given that the enactment of the follow-
ing Special Legislation will be sought at the next Regular
Session of the Legislature of the State of Florida, to-wit: A
special law providing for and permitting the use of traps for
the catching of certain kinds of rough fish, that is, cat fish,
gars, suckers, etc., in all the Rivers, Lakes, ponds and waters
of Gilchrist County, Florida; and also,
A special law providing for and permitting the hunting and
killing of squirrels from October 15th to February 15th, both
inclusive, of each hunting season or year; in Gilchrist County,
Florida; and also,
A special law providing for and permitting resident-citizens
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cluding fur-bearing animals, without the payment of a li-
cense for such privilege.
PERCY W. JONES.
STATE OF FLORIDA,
GILCHRIST COUNTY.
On this day before me, the undersigned authority, person-
ally appeared 0. Lamar Crocker, who, upon and after being
first duly sworn, says that he posted a true and correct copy
of the above and foregoing Notice at each of the following
named places, to-wit:
At the North Front Door of the Court House, in Trenton,
Gilchrist County, Florida:
At the Door of the United States post office in Bell, Gil-
christ County, Florida, and at the Door of the United States
post office in Wilcox, Gilchrist County, Florida, on the 2d day
of March A. D. 1937.
O. LAMAR CROCKER.
Sworn to and subscribed before me on the 2d day of March,
A. D. 1937.
H. E. HARLLEE,
Clerk Circuit Court,
Gilchrist County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Crocker of Gilchrist-
House Bill No. 11:
A bill to be entitled An Act making it lawful to use traps
to catch certain kinds of fish in all the waters of Gilchrist
County, Florida.
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR THE ENACT-
MENT OF SPECIAL LEGISLATION
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
NOTICE is hereby given that the enactment of the follow-
ing Special Legislation will be sought at the next Regular
Session of the Legislature of the State of Florida, to-wit:
A Special Law providing for and permitting the use of
traps for the catching of certain kinds of rough fish, that is,
gars, cat fish and suckers, etc., in all the rivers, lakes, ponds
and waters of Gilchrist County, Florida;
And also, a special law providing for and permitting the
hunting and killing of squirrels from October 15th to Febru-
ary 15th, both inclusive, of each season or year, in Gilchrist
County, Florida; and also,
A special law providing for and permitting resident-citizens
of Gilchrist County, Florida, to hunt throughout said County,
including fur-bearing animals, without the payment of a
license for such privilege.
PERCY W. JONES.
STATE OF FLORIDA,
GILCHRIST COUNTY.
On this day before me, the undersigned authority, per-
sonally appeared O. Lamar Crocker, who, upon and after
being first duly sworn, says that he posted a true and correct
Copy of the above and foregoing Notice at each of the follow-
ing named places, to-wit:
At the North Front Door of the Court House, in Trenton,
Gilchrist County, Florida;
At the Door of the United States post office in Bell, Gil-
christ County, Florida, and at the Door of the United States
post office in Wilcox, Gilchrist County, Florida, on the 2d
day of March, A. D., 1937 .
O. LAMAR CROCKER.
Sworn to and subscribed before me on the 2d day of
March, A. D., 1937.
H. E. HARLLEE.
Clerk Circuit Court,
Gilchrist County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Crocker of Gilchrist-
House Bill No. 12-
A bill to be entitled An Act apportioning the funds received
by Gilchrist County, Florida, by virtue of the provisions of
Chapter 14832, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931, and Acts
amendatory thereof, and providing that said funds shall be
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of County Commissioners and Public Instruction of said
county equally between them, and providing for an election
hereon.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Crocker of Gilchrist-
House Bill No. 13:
A bill to be entitled An Act making it unlawful to mar,
deface, injure, scarify, dig, scrape, harrow, cut, plow or ob-
struct, in any manner whatever, any public or settlement,
improved or unimproved road or highway.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."
By Mr. Crocker of Gilchrist-
House Bill No. 14:
A bill to be entitled An Act prescribing the legal rate of
interest, whether by contract or operation of law.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Banks and Loans.
By Mr. Crocker of Gilchrist--
House Bill No. 15:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the filing of recipes
in civil causes and suits in Chancery.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Mr. Crocker of Gilchrist--
House Bill No. 16:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the issuance and
life of executions.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C".
By Mr. Crocker of Gilchrist-
House Bill No. 17:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the operation of
all foreign motor vehicles, and to the rights and immunities
of the operators of the same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
By Mr. Martin of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 18:
A bill to be entitled An Act establishing the Eastern Hills-
borough Public Hospital Board as a body corporate, with
jurisdiction extending territorially throughout the limits of
land ranges twenty-one and twenty-two in Hillsborough Coun-
ty, Florida; providing for the qualifications and method of ap-
pointment of the members of such hospital board; providing
for the term of office and for the compensation to be paid the
members of such hospital board; providing for the organiza-
tion of such hospital board, its duties, functions and powers,
and for the adoption of a common seal for said hospital
board; giving said hospital board power to purchase prop-
erty, construct hospital building or buildings, to operate,
maintain and supervise such hospital; authorizing said hospi-
tal board to borrow money and issue bonds to purchase prop-
erty, to construct hospital buildings and equip and maintain
the same; providing for the calling of special tax elections
for the issuance of evidence of indebtedness and bonds; pro-
viding for the condemnation of property under the right of
eminent domain; providing rules and regulations for the use
and operation of such hospital or hospitals; providing for
the levy of a millage not to exceed ten mills on all of the
property included in said land ranges twenty-one and twen-
ty-two in Hillsborough County, Florida, and the manner of
the collection of the same; providing for the right to accept
gifts and donations and declaring said Act to be for public
purposes.
Which Bill was read the first time by its title, and had
attached to same when introduced in the House of Repre-
sentatives the following proof of publication which was ordered
to be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Repre-
sentatives:
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA.
COUNTY OF HILLSBOROUUGH.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared G. R.
PATTEN, who on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm) that
he has knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a no-
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bill relating to establishing the Eastern Hillsborough Hospital
Board as a body corporate, has been published at least thirty
days prior to this date, by being printed in the issue of
March 2, 9, 1937, of the Plant City Courier, a newspaper or
newspapers published in Hillsborough County, where the mat-
ter or thing to be affected by-the contemplated law is situated;
that a copy of the notice that has been published as aforesaid
and also this affidavit of proof of publication are attached to
the proposed bill or contemplated law, and such copy of the
notice so attached is by reference made a part of this affidavit.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 9th day of March,
1937.
(SEAL)
Quintella Bruton, Notary Public, State of Florida.
My commission expires April 15, 1938.
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the evidence that said bill has been published in com-
pliance with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has
been established in this Legislature.
Mr. Martin of Hillsborough asked unanimous consent to
make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Martin of Hillsborough moved that the rules be waived
and House Bill No. 18 be read the second time by its title
only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 18 was read the second time by its
title only.
Mr. Martin of Hillsborough moved that the rules be further
waived and House Bill No. 18 be read the third time in full
and put upon its final passage.
Which was. agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 18 was read the third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker: Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Colley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide. Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hatch, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt,
Hodges, Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Leh-
man, Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Mar-
tin (Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt, Pot-
ter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders, Scales,
Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay), Smith
(Marion). Stanly. Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker, Walters,
West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood (Liberty).
Yeas-95.
Nays-0.
So the House Bill No. 18 passed, title as stated.
Mr. Martin of Hillsborough moved that the rules be fur-
ther waived and that House Bill No. 18 be immediately cer-
tified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-third vote.
And House Bill No. 18 was ordered immediately certified to
the Senate.
By Mr. Martin of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 19:
A bill to be entitled An Act to Provide for Constructive
Service of Process upon Corporations, and repealing Section
2609 of the Revised General Statutes of Florida relating to
service of process upon corporations in the absence of officers
or agents.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Messrs. Fraser of Baker, Peacock of Jackson, and Sud-
duth of Bay-
House Bill No. 20:
A bill to be entitled An Act Providing that all County Tax
Collectors in the State of Florida shall keep the tax books
open for the collection of taxes levied and assessed for the
year 1936 until the first day of June, A. D. 1937.
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Mr. Fraser asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Fraser moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 20 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Fraser moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 20 be read a third time in full and put upon
its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 20 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. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin, Gray, Hale,
Harrell, Harris, Hatch, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges, Holt,
Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lewis, Marchant,
Martin (Hillsborough), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes,
Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt, Potter, Preacher,
Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair,
Slappey, Smith (Clay), Smith (Marion), Stewart, Sudduth,
Turner, Walters, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -84.
Nays-Messrs. Fuller, Lehman, Martin (Polk), McCarty, Out-
mant-5.
So the bill passed title as stated.
Mr. Fraser moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 20 be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 20 was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
By Mr. Cole of Escambia-
House Bill No. 21:
A bill to be entitled An Act Authorizing and Empowering
Escambia County, Florida, by and through the Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners of said County, to grant, bargain, sell, ex-
change and convey unto the United States of America the
following described property, situate, lying and being in the
City of Pensacola, County of Escambia, State of Florida,
to-wit: All of arpent lot thirty-five (35), old City of Pensa-
cola, having a frontage of one hundred ninety-two (192)
feet on Palafox Street, by a depth of one hundred ninety-two
(192) feet on Chase Street, together with the improvements
thereon, and the tenements, hereditament and appurtenances
thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, in considera-
tion of and exchange for a conveyance by and from the
United States of America, transferring and conveying to
Escambia County, Florida, the following described real estate,
situate, lying and being in the City of Pensacola, Escambia
County, State of Florida, to-wit: The south one hundred
sixty-nine (169) feet eleven (11) inches of lot one hundred
thirteen (113), and all of lot one hundred fourteen (114), in
block fifteen (15), Old City of Pensacola, together with the
improvements thereon and the tenements, hereditaments and
appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertain-
ing, subject to any existing encroachment thereon and to any
existing easement thereon of adjacent property owners; au-
thorizing and empowering said county, through its Board of
County Commissioners, to sell to any adjacent owner, on the
north, not more than ten feet of the north end of said prop-
erty, for such consideration as said board deem reasonable,
if and when said Board determine that such portion is not
necessary for county purposes: and prescribing the manner
of effectuating such conveyance and exchange.
Which Bill was read the first time by its title, and had
attached to same when introduced in the House of Represen-
tatives the following proof of publication which was ordered
to be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Rep-
resentatives:
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF ESCAMBIA
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared V. A.
Bruno, who on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm) that he
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stating the substance of a contemplated law or proposed bill
relating to Notice of Intention to Apply for Passage of Local
or Special Legislation Re: Post Office Site has been published
at least thirty days prior to this date, by being printed in the
issue of March 15, 22, 29, April 5 of the Pensacola News, a
newspaper published in Escambia County, Florida; that a
copy of the notice that has been published as aforesaid and
also this affidavit of proof of publication are attached to the
proposed bill or contemplated law, and such copy of the notice
so attached is by reference made a part of this affidavit.
V. A. BRUNO.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 5th day of April,
A. D., 1937.
(Seal)
DOROTHY G. THOMAS,
Notary Public, State of Florida.
My commission expires March 6, 1940.
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the evidence that said bill has been published in com-
pliance with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has
been established in this Legislature.
Mr. Cole asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Cole moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 21 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Cole moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 21 be read a third time in full and put upon its
final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 21 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hatch, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt,
Hodges, Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Leh-
man, Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty, Mc-
Leod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt, Pot-
ter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders, Scales,
Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay), Smith (Mar-
ion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker, Walters,
West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood (Liberty)-95.
Nays-None.
So the the Bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Cole moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 21 be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 21 was ordered immediately certified to
the Senate.
By Mr. Sudduth, of Bay-
House Bill No. 22:
A bill to be entitled An Act restricting the speed of trucks
on the highways of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
By Mr. Harrell, of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 23:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of J. H. Zant.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Hazen, of Bradford-
House Bill No. 24:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend and revise Section
6231, Revised General Statutes of Florida, 8567, Compiled
General Laws, relating to commutation of time for good con-
duct of State convicts.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on State Prison and Convicts.
By Messrs. Harrell of Hamilton and Rogers of Broward-
House Joint Resolution No. 25:
A Joint Resolution proposing to amend Section 6 of Article
8 of the Constitution of the State of Florida relating to
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BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
.STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. That Section 6 of Article 8 of the Constitution
of the State of Florida relating to County officers be and the
same is hereby amended and as amended is agreed to and
shall be submitted to the electors of the State of Florida at
the next General Election to be held on the first Tuesday
after the first Monday in November, A. D., 1938, for ratifi-
cation or rejection; said Section 6 of Article 8 as amended
shall read as follows:
Section 6. The Legislature shall provide for the election
by the qualified electors in each county of the following
county officers: a Clerk of the Circuit Court, a Superinten-
dent of Public Instruction, a Sheriff, Constables, a County
Tax Officer, and a County Surveyor. The term of office of
all county officers mentioned in this Section shall be for four
years. Their powers, duties and compensation shall be pre-
scribed by law. The Legislature shall provide by law for the
care and custody of all county funds and shall provide the
method of reporting and paying out all such funds.
Provided, a County Assessor of Taxes and a Tax Collector
elected in General Election held in 1936 shall hold office for
the terms for which they were elected.
Which was read in full the first time and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Martin, of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 26:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 3111 of the
Revised General Statutes of the State of Florida relating to
constructive service of process in Chancery cases.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Messrs. Collins of Leon, Saunders of St. Johns and Mar-
tin of Polk-
House Bill No. 27:
A bill to be entitled An Act making it unlawful to operate,
set up for operation, lease or distribute, certain types of coin-
operated machines or devices; providing for penalties for the
violation of the provisions of this Act; designating the opera-
tion of such devices and machines and the place where the
same may be maintained or operated as common nuisances;
providing remedies for the abatement of such nuisances;
providing for liens on the place where any such nuisance
may be maintained for the payment of any fine which may
be assessed against the persons adjudged guilty of the vio-
lation of the provisions of this Act; providing for the con-
fiscation and destruction of such machines and devices and
the disposition of moneys or merchandise found therein; and
prescribing the duties and powers of the Sheriffs, Constables,
State Attorneys, and other public officials in the enforce-
ment of the provisions of this Act; and repealing all Laws in
conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Clement, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 28:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 7 of Chapter
16774 Laws of Florida, Acts of 1935, being "An Act Regulat-
ing and Taxing the Manufacture, Distribution and Sale of
Beverages containing more than one per centum of alcohol,
creating and providing for a State Beverage Department,
providing penalties for the violation of this Act and repeal-
ing existing laws concerning said beverages." So as to au-
thorize a municipal license tax of not in excess of 50 per
centum of the aggregate of State and County license taxes,
and providing that when such municipal license tax is im-
posed and collected the manufacturer, distributor, vendor
or club paying same shall be entitled to a reduction in his
State and County license taxes, each, of one half of the
amount so paid for such municipal license tax; and repealing
all laws in conflict with this act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Temperance.
By Mr. Fahs, of Lake-
House Bill No. 29:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the payment in
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lands in the State of Florida and held by said State for taxes
for the year 1936 and prior years when and after the initial
redemption period for such certificates or liens has expired;
providing for the election by owners of such certificates or
liens other than the State of Florida to permit redemption
under the provisions of this Act; providing for effect on such
certificates and liens of instalment payments by the owner
or owners of the land and providing procedure in the event
of default in making any such. instalment as may become due
subsequent to the first instalment; providing the interest
rate on such certificates and liens after the payment ofthe
first instalment and the method of calculation to be used in
determining the amount of such certificates and liens; the
amount of each instalment, and the dates upon which such
instalments and interest shall be paid.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Fahs, of Lake-
House Bill No. 30:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the purchase and
handling of citrus fruit and providing penalties for the viola-
tion of the same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Citrus Fruits.
By Mr. Fahs, of Lake-
House Bill No. 31:
A bill to be entitled An Act exempting renewals of promis-
sory notes from the excise tax imposed by Chapter 15787,
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931, entitled "An Act Levying and
Imposing Excise Tax on Documents to Raise Revenue for the
Support of the State Government; and Promising Penalties
for Failure to Pay Said Tax" when such renewal only extends
or continues the identical contractual obligation of the orig-
inal note and evidences part or all of but not more than the
original indebtedness and does include any interest accumu-
lated and there is attached to such renewal the original prom-
issory note with the tax having been paid thereon at the time
required by law and all intervening renewals thereof and
providing penalties for non-payment of any excise tax ac-
tually due to be paid on any promissory note.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Fahs and Cooley of Lake-
House Bill No. 32:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the Commission of
Game and Fresh Water Fish of the State of Florida to fix
seasons and bag limits on any species of game, fur-bearing
animals, or fresh water fish in the State of Florida. All such
powers to be within the open season limits, and under the
penalties and fixed license fees prescribed by law.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committees on Fish and Game and Conservation.
By Messrs. Fahs and Cooley of Lake-
House Bill No. 33:
A bill to be entitled An Act to vest in the Commission of
Game and Fresh Water Fish of the State of Florida powers
to close or restrict the seasons for the taking of game and
fresh water fish and/or reduce the bag limits fixed by law,
when such action is deemed necessary: and to authorize said
commission to enter into cooperative agreements with other
agencies when such agreements will further the welfare or
increase the supply of game and fresh water fish in the State
of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committees on Fish and Game and Conservation.
By Messrs. Fahs and Cooley, of Lake-
House Bill No. 34:
A bill to be entitled An Act to place black bear on the list
of game animals, and to provide for a hunting season for
same to be of the same duration and to open and close on
the same dates as the deer season, and providing penalties
for the violation thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Fish and Game.
By Messrs. Fahs and Cooley of Lake-
House Bill No. 35:
A bill to be entitled An Act to consolidate any unify the
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formance of the duties and the exercise of the powers now
and heretofore vested in the office of State Motor Vehicle
Commissioner; State Beverage Department and Director of
State Beverage Department; and State Racing Commission;
to abolish the office of Commissioner of Motor Vehicles; to
abolish the State Beverage Department and the office of the
State Beverage Department; to abolish the State Racing Com-
mission and the offices of members of the State Racing Com-
mission and to create a commission to be known as "Com-
mission of Internal Affairs of the State of Florida" provid-
ingwfor the membership of said commission and vesting said
commission with the powers, duties and responsibilities here-
tofore vested in and exercised by the Commissioner of Motor
Vehicles; the State Beverage Department and the Director
of the State Beverage Department and State Racing Commis-
sion; providing for the performance of the duties and the
exercise of the powers here vested in said Commission of
Internal Affairs of the State of Florida and making ap-
propriation for the payment of salaries, costs and expenses
necessary and incident to the same and repealing all laws
and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Messrs. Outman and Fuller of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 36:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for interest on cer-
tain delinquent taxes of the City of St. Petersburg and penal-
ties and interest on future taxes of the City of St. Peters-
burg, and to repeal all laws and parts of laws in conflict
herewith.
Mr. Outman asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Outman moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 36 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 36 was read the second time by its title.
Mr. Outman moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 36 be read a third time in full and put upon
its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 36 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker: Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs, Fraser,
Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin, Gray, Hale,
Harrell, Harris, Hatch, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges, Holt,
Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman, Lewis,
Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin (Polk),
Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty, McLeod,
Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt, Potter,
Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders, Scales, Shel-
don, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay), Smith (Marion),
Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker, Walters, West,
Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood (Liberty)-95.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
Mr Outman moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 36 be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-third vote.
And House Bill No. 36 was ordered immediately certified to
the Senate.
By Messrs King and Stanly of Duval-
House Bill No. 37:
A bill-to be entitled An Act making it unlawful to manu-
facture, own, store, keep, possess, sell, rent, lease, let, lend,
give away, use or operate slot machines or similar devices
operated by coin or otherwise; defining such devices; provid-
ing for their seizure and destruction and providing for the
forfeiture of money and other things of value therein and pre-
scribing the penalties for the violation of the provisions of this
Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Leedy of Orange-
House Bill No. 38:
A bill to be entitled An Act to establish a one dollar state-
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male persons of the State of Florida above the age of fifteen,
and the same in the amount of two dollars applying to all
nonresident male persons above the age of fifteen, and pro-
viding penalties for the violation of same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committees on Fish & Game and Conservation.
By Messrs. Ray, Manatee; Fuqua, Manatee; Early, Sara-
sota; Rose, Charlotte; Wood, Lee; Dishong, DeSoto; Peeples,
Glades; Stewart, Hendry; and Platt of Collier County-
House Bill No. 39:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the time of holding
the regular terms of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial
Circuit of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Ray asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Ray moved that the rules be waived and House Bill No.
39 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 39 was read the second time by its title
only.
Mr. Ray moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 39 be read a third time in full and put upon its final
passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 39 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker: Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs, Fraser,
Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin, Gray, Hale,
Harrell, Harris, Hatch, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges, Holt,
Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman, Lewis,
Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin (Polk),
Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty, McLeod, Out-
man, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt, Potter,
Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders, Scales, Shel-
don, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay), Smith (Marion),
Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker, Walters, West, Wil-
liams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood (Liberty)-95.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Ray moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 39 be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-third vote.
And House Bill No. 39 was ordered immediately certified to
the Senate.
By Messrs. Martin, Marchant and Sinclair of Polk-
House Bill No. 40:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide alternate jurors for
the trial of cases in Circuit and Criminal Courts of the State
of Florida where the presiding judge in his discretion shall
deem it necessary.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D."
By Messrs. Ray and Fuqua, of Manatee-
House Bill No. 41:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to registration and re-
registration of voters and empowering the Boards of County
Commissioners of all Counties of the State of Florida having
a population of not less than 23,050 and not more than
23,500, according to the last preceding State census, to pro-
vide for a re-registration and registration of all voters for
all elections to be held in A. D. 1938 and subsequent years,
and to further provide for re-registration every four years
thereafter, to provide the time the registration books shall
be kept open, to eliminate precinct or district registration
books, to install a card index system of registration, to pre-
scribe the duties of the supervisor of registration of such
counties, to fix the salary of the supervisor of registration
and to pay the same together with other expense out of the
public funds, and to declare the registration of voters here-
tofore had to be null and void.
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By Mr. Wood, of Lee-
House Bill No. 42:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and empowering
the Board of Public Instruction for the County of Lee and
State of Florida, in its discretion, to pay a pension not ex-
ceeding $30.00 per month out of the general school funds of
Lee County, Florida, to Mary I. Odom, a teacher for 45 years
in the public schools of Florida, now incapacitated from fur-
ther service.
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY
FOR THE ENACTMENT OF SPECIAL
LEGISLATION:
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
NOTICE is hereby given that at the session of the Legisla-
ture of the State of Florida, to be convened in April, 1937,
the undersigned will apply to such Legislature for the enact-
ment of a special law granting a pension of Thirty ($30.00)
Dollars, per month, payable out of general school fund of
Lee County, Florida, to Mary I. Odom, who has served as a
teacher in the public schools of Lee County, Florida, for a
period of more than thirty years.
Dated this March 5, 1937.
W. J. ODOM.
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF LEE.
Carl Hanton, being first duly sworn, deposes and says that
he is the general Manager of the Fort Myers News-Press,
a newspaper published in the City of Fort Myers, County
of Lee, and State of Florida: That said newspaper has been
published in accordance with the provisions and require-
ments of an act relating to publication of legal notices and
process in newspapers in the State of Florida, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1931, approved May 30, 1931, and known
as Senate Bill No. 58; And that the attached advertisement
was published in said newspaper once each week for a per-
iod of Four consecutive weeks, to-wit: in the issues of said
newspaper:
March 8, 15, 22 and 29th, 1937.
CARL HANTON.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29th day of March,
A. D. 1937.
C. F. PERRY,
Notary Public.
My Commission Expires Sept. 15, 1940.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Dekle, Martin and Sheldon, of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 43:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit the assignment of
wages and salaries and provide penalties for the violation
thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."
By Messrs. Dekle, Martin and Sheldon, of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 44:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 17257, Gen-
eral Laws of Florida of 1935, entitled: "An Act to License
Certain Types of Coin-Operated Devices: to Regulate the
operation thereof; to designate the penalties for the viola-
tion of the provisions of this Act; to define certain types of
coin-operated devices; providing for the division and distri-
bution of the revenue derived therefrom and other matters
properly relating thereto; and to provide for holding recall
elections in any county to determine whether licenses shall
be revoked or continued therein," and to provide for the re-
funding of certain portions of license taxes: to prohibit the
possession of certain coin-operated devices described in said
Chapter 17257, to make such possession a felony and to pro-
vide penalties therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Early, of Sarasota-
House Joint Resolution No. 69:
A Joint Resolution proposing to amend Article III, of the
Constitution of the State of Florida by an additional section
thereto, providing that the Legislature may pass local or
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of excess fees of County Officers and the use and disposal
thereof or fixing and determining the salaries and compen-
sations of any officer of any county of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. Martin, Marchant and Sinclair, of Polk-
House Bill No. 45:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5005 Revised
General Statutes of Florida 1920, also referred to as Section
7104 Compiled General Laws of Florida 1927, to provide pun-
ishment in cases which are only punishable by fine.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D."
By Mr. Burks, of Pasco-
House Bill No. 46:
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the office of the
Motor Vehicle Commissioner and providing for the placing of'
the power, authority and duties now imposed upon the Mo-
tor Vehicle Commissioner upon the Secretary of State.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
By Mr. Martin, Marchant and Sinclair, of Polk-
House Bill No. 47:
A bill to be entitled An Act to fix the price of license tags
for semi-trailers weighing 800 Ibs. or less.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
By Messrs. Martin, Marchant and Sinclair, of Polk-
House Bill No. 48:
A bill to be entitled An Act to define an alibi defense and
to provide notice to the Prosecuting Attorney in such cases
where an alibi defense will be relied upon by the defendant.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."
By Messrs. Martin, Marchant and Sinclair, of Polk; Fahs
and Cooley of Lake, and Leedy of Orange-
House Bill No. 49:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the purchase, hand-
ling, sale and accounting of sales of citrus fruit grown in the
State of Florida; to prevent fraud and deception therein; to
provide for the licensing and bonding of citrus fruit dealers;
to prescribe certain powers and duties of the Commissioner
of Agriculture of the State of Florida in the administration
and enforcement of this Act; and to prescribe penalties for
the violations of the provisions of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Citrus Fruits.
By Messrs. Martin, Marchant and Sinclair, of Polk, Fahs
and Cooley of Lake and Leedy of Orange-
House Bill No. 50:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 6, 9 and 17
of Chapter 16856, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1935, entitled "An
Act to Conserve and Promote the Prosperity and Welfare of
the Florida Citrus Industry and of the State of Florida by
Promoting the Sale of Oranges Produced in Florida, through
the conducting of a publicity, advertising and sales promotion
campaign to increase the consumption of such oranges; to
levy and impose an excise tax on oranges produced in Florida
and to provide for the collection thereof; to create an orange
advertising fund; to vest the administration of this Act in
the Florida Citrus Commission and to provide for the powers,
duties and authority of said Commission hereunder; and to
provide penalties for violations of this Act."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Citrus Fruits.
By Messrs. Martin, Marchant and Sinclair, of Polk, and
Fahs and Cooley of Lake and Leedy of Orange-
House Bill No. 51:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit the sale or offering
for sale, the transportation, and the preparation, receipt or
delivery for transportation or market of any citrus fruit that
is immature or otherwise unfit for human consumption; to
provide for the enforcement thereof; and to provide penalties
for the violation thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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By Messrs. Martin, Marchant and Sinclair, of Polk, Fahs
and Cooley of Lake and Leedy of Orange-
House Bill No. 52:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for, and control, the
artificial coloring of certain citrus fruits, and fixing penalties
for the violation thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Citrus Fruits.
By Messrs. Martin, Marchant and Sinclair, of Polk, Fahs
and Cooley of Lake and Leedy of Orange-
House Bill No. 53:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for and prescribing
certain additional powers, duties and authority of the Florida
Citrus Commission; providing the authority for the Florida
Citrus Commission to hold hearings, ascertain facts, and to
raise or lower juice requirements of grapefruit that may be
marketed in accordance with law.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Citrus Fruits.
By Messrs. Martin, Marchant and Sinclair, of Polk, Fahs
and Cooley of Lake and Leedy of Orange-
House Bill No. 54:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 6, 9 and 17
of Chapter 16858, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1935, entitled "An
Act to Conserve and promote the prosperity and welfare of
the Florida Citrus Industry and of the State of Florida by
promoting the sale of Tangerines produced in Florida through
the conducting of a publicity, advertising and sales promo-
tion campaign to increase the consumption of such Tanger-
ines; to levy and impose an excise tax on Tangerines produced
in Florida and to provide for the collection thereof; to create
a Tangerine advertising fund; to vest the administration of
this Act in the Florida Citrus Commission and to provide for
the powers, duties and authority of said Commission here-
under; and to provide penalties for violations of this Act."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Citrus Fruits.
By Messrs. Martin, Marchant and Sinclair of Polk; Fahs and
Cooley of Lake and Leedy of Orange-
House Bill No. 55:
A bill to. be entitled An Act to conserve and promote the
prosperity and welfare of the Florida Citrus Industry and of
the State of Florida by promoting the sale of grapefruit
produced in Florida through the conducting of a publicity, ad-
vertising and sales promotion campaign to increase the con-
sumption of such grapefruit; to levy and impose an excise tax
on grapefruit produced in Florida and to provide for the col-
lection thereof; to create a grapefruit advertising fund; to
vest the administration of this Act in the Florida Citrus Com-
mission and to provide for the powers, duties and authority of
said commission hereunder; to create an advisory committee
of grapefruit canners; to provide for their appointment, quali-
fications and terms of office; and to provide penalties for vio-
lations of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Citrus Fruit.
By Messrs. Martin, Marchant and Sinclair of Polk-
House Bill No. 56:
A bill to be entitled An Act to make it unlawful to sell in-
toxicating liquors, wines or beer in counties that have voted
against the sale of such intoxicating liquors, wines or beer, or
to keep or possess such beverages in any such county with
intent to sell or dispose or same unlawfully, or to keep or main-
tain a place in any such county where such beverages are
sold; to provide penalties for violation of the said acts so made
unlawful; to define intoxicating liquors, wines or beer; to pre-
scribe rules of evidence in trials for violation of this Act; to
provide immunity from prosecution of persons giving testimony
for violation of this Act; to authorize the seizure and destruc-
tion of intoxicating liquors, wines or beer found in the pos-
session; custody, or control of persons violating this Act, and
to declare that no right of property exists in the intoxicating
beverages so seized;, and to prescribe forms of indictments and
informations for violation of said Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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By Mr. Butt of Brevard-
House Bill No. 57:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 35 of Chapter
16103, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1933, same being an Act relat-
ing to wills and the probate thereof, to descent and distribu-
tion of decedents' estates, to dower, to the administration of
decedents' estates and the practice and procedure relating
thereto, to county judges and their jurisdiction in probate and
administration and to appellate procedure relating thereto, to
revise and consolidate the law relating to the estates of
decedents and to repeal all laws and statutes in conflict here-
with as amended by Chapter 17171, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1935, same being an Act to correct errors and omissions which
occurred in the drafting and enactment of the probate Act,
and to amend Section 35, Section 58, Section 72, Section 74,
Section 93, Section 97, Section 115, Section 123, Section 149,
Section 151, and Section 187, of Chapter 16103, Laws of Flor-
ida, Acts of 1933, Repeal Section 2675, of the Revised General
Statutes of Florida, and Chapter 9283, Laws of Florida, Acts
of 1923, and re-enact Section 2675 of the Revised General
Statutes of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
Mr. McLeod asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. McLeod moved that a committee of three be appointed
by the Speaker to study the effect of House Bill No. 57 enacted
by the Georgia Legislature and approved by the Governor of
Georgia imposing a prohibitive tax on the sale of seafood not
caught or produced in Georgia, and report the result of its
investigation and suggest to this House the appropriate remedy
for any injuries to the Florida seafood industry.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. McLeod, Kelly of
Nassau and Rose as a committee under the motion.
By Mr. Burks of Pasco-
House Bill No. 58:
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare the emergency which
was found to exist by Chapter 1703 of the Acts of the Legis-
lature of 1935 as being terminated, and to repeal Chapter
17103 of the Acts of the Legislature of the year 1935 which
created and provided for the duties and authority of the
Florida Milk Control Board and providing for the abolishment
thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health .
By Messrs. Burks of Pasco and West of Santa Rosa.
House Bill No. 59:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 17274 of the
Acts of the Legislature of 1935 relating to the retirement of
State officials and State employees with pay.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Buie of Marion-
House Bill No. 60:
A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the carrying of fire-
arms out of hunting season within the territorial limits of
National Forest Areas in the State of Florida, and providing
penalties for violation of same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D."
By Mr. Buie of Marion-
House Bill No. 61:
A bill to be entitled An Act to make mandatory the sex
identification of all deer killed within the State of Florida, and
providing penalties for violation of same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D."
By Mr. Early of Sarasota-
House Bill No. 62:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the recordation of
extraordinary writs of mandamus, prohibition and quo war-
ranto and providing when and upon what conditions such
writs shall or may be recorded.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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By Mr. Early of Sarasota-
House Bill No. 63:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the last will and testa-
ment of the late John Ringling, deceased, and providing that
the State of Florida waives and relinquishes the gifts, devises,
bequests, trusts and duties of said will in favor of the City of
Sarasota, Florida, and that same are accepted by the City of
Sarasota, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Early of Sarasota-
House Bill No. 65:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the reimbursement
of Paul C. Albritton, for amount paid in qualifying with the
Secretary of State and the Democratic Executive Committee
as a candidate for Circuit Judge of the Twenty-seventh Judi-
cial Circuit.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Early, of Sarasota-
House Bill No. 66:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the entries of de-
crees pro confesso in suits in Chancery and providing the
manner and time of such entries and by whom they may be
made, and repealing all laws in conflict therewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Early, of Sarasota-
House Bill No. 67:
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, designate and es-
tablish West River Road near Venice, Florida, in Sarasota
County, Florida, as a State Road.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Early, of Sarasota-
House Bill No. 68:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the recordation
of any paper or document constituting any part of the pro-
cess, pleadings, constructive service or record of judicial pro-
ceedings in any court of this State, and providing upon what
conditions the same may be recorded and providing for ef-
fect of certified copies thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Early, of Sarasota-
House Joint Resolution No. 69:
A Joint Resolution proposing to amend Article III, of the
Constitution of the State of Florida by an additional section
thereto, providing that the Legislature may pass local or
general laws, fixing, determining and regulating the amount
of excess fees of county officers and the use and disposal
thereof or fixing and determining the salaries and compen-
sations of any officer of any county of the State of Florida.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That Article III, of the Constitution of the State of Florida
be and the same is hereby amended by adding an additional
Section thereto to be designated Section 35, and as amended,
is agreed to and such amendment shall be known as the
"Local Home Rule Amendment" and shall be submitted to
the electors of the State of Florida at the general election of
representatives to be held in the year 1938 for approval or
rejection. Said Section 35, of Article III, shall read as fol-
lows: "'That anything in the preceding sections of this Ar-
ticle notwithstanding, the Legislature of the State of Florida
shall have power by general or local law to fix, determine
and regulate the amount of excess fees of any officer of any
County of the State of Florida and power by such general or
local law to determine and regulate the use and disposal
thereof and shall have the power by general or local law to
fix, regulate and determine the amount of salaries and com-
pensations of any officer of any County of the State of Flor-
ida, provided, however, that such local laws shall provide
therein for a referendum thereon by the people of the County
or Counties affected thereby."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
"he Committee on Constitutional Amendments.



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By Mr. Early, of Sarasota-
House Bill No. 70:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Taxation and amend-
ing Chapter 15,659, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931, being "An
Act relating to Taxation, levying and imposing an excise tax
on gasoline and other like products of petroleum in addition to
other taxes thereon; levying and imposing a license tax on
every dealer in gasoline or any other like product of petro-
leum; providing for the report of sale of such commodities,
and the collection and payment of such taxes; creating special
funds for the reception of such taxes; providing the purposes
of such taxes, and for the deposit, appropriation and dispo-
sition of the proceeds derived from such taxes, and prescrib-
ing the duties of certain officials with reference thereto, and
declaring certain roads to have been and to be built for State
purposes and as being State undertakings; repealing Chapter
14,575, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929, relating to the subject
of gasoline taxes; repealing Chapter 14,573, Acts of 1929, re-
lating to the subject of gasoline taxes, and raising special rev-
enue for educational purposes, and all laws in conflict with
this Act; providing for the enforcement of this Act and pen-
alties for violation hereof"; by adding thereto Section 21 re-
quiring every dealer in gasoline, or other like products of
petroleum, to add to the sales price thereof the tax levied by
Chapter 15,659, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931, so that the tax
will be paid ultimately by the user of the gasoline, or other
like products of petroleum.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet of Dade-
House Bill No. 71:
A bill to be entitled An Act making unlawful the holding
of possession of lands or houses by any lessee whose lease has
expired, when no new lease has been executed thereon, and
the lessee has received notice from the owner to vacate, and
providing a penalty for violation hereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D."
By Mr. Holt, of Dade-
House Bill No. 72:
A bill to be entitled An Act giving consent by the State of
Florida to be sued and made a party defendant in suits in
equity brought by an County, City, Village, Town or Taxdng
District of this State to foreclose its tax .orT. assez&minh'n- lenss'
on property located therein, so that-State, tax liens6gitinst
such property may be adjudicated -andt thBi State receive it's ,- .
proper and proportionate shartoqf tie proceeds of any fore-
closure sale in such proceedin-i ill satisfaction of such State
tax liens; providing that s5lch.'suits shall be- ri.Lil:i.:- t1ly :
in the court of the State of'-Florida, anU,fpg, ;ie, venpu-.of:
such suits and the service of process therein.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet of Dade-
House Bill No. 73:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the payment of
fees to expert witnesses testifying at the trial of any felony.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet of Dade-
House Bill No. 74:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for compensation to
retired Supreme Court Justices and Circuit Judges and mak-
ing appropriation therefore; disqualifying certain retired
judges for holding office and disqualifying judges eligible to
draw retirement compensation upon retirement for future ap-
pointment or election to office.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.
By Messrs. Martin, Marchant and Sinclair, of Polk-
House Bill No. 75:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and permitting
cities and towns located in counties which shall have voted
against the sale of intoxicating liquors, wines or beer to pre-
vent, suppress and punish the illegal sale of intoxicating
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Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Cities and Towns.
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet-of Dade-
House Bill No. 76:
A bill to be entitled An Act Repealing provisions of law
providing for place of residence of Circuit Court Judge of
the Eleventh Judicial Circuit.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet of Dade-
House Bill No. 77:
A bill to be entitled An Act Providing for compensation for
retired Judges and making appropriation therefore; disquali-
fying certain retired Judges for holding office and disquali-
fying Judges eligible to draw retirement compensation upon
retirement for future appointment or election to office.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Outman of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 78:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the time for opening and
closing the polls in primary, general and special elections in the
State of Florida and Repealing Section 309 Compiled General
Laws of Florida, 1927, being Section 253 of the Revised Gen-
eral Statutes of Florida, 1920.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Elections.
By Messrs. Outman of Pinellas and Rogers of Broward-
House Bill No. 79:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 6231, Revised
General Statutes of the State of Florida, 1920, being also
published as Section 8567, Compiled General Laws of Florida,
1927, relating to gain time to be allowed to prisoners for good
conduct.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on State Prisons and Convicts.
By Mr. Scales of Taylor-
House Bill No. 80:
A bill to be entitled An Act Requiring payment of pension
to designated person, upon death of pensioner; and requir-
ing the payment by the State of Florida to the estate of all
penioners- of..the State of Florida who departed this life
S -. between: th'" first .day of August 1933 and the date upon
1: ;hich this At shall.'take effect.
Which was read' th e-fir-st' time by its title and referred to
S-.' the Committee on State' Pensions.
"BBy Mlr. -Scales: of: Taylor- ....
H. ouse6% Bj No; 81:
SA' bill 't'o 'be'en17tled An Act to-'provide for the payment
of premiums on Fidelity Bonds of State officers and em-
ployees.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Messrs. King and Stanly of Duval-
House Bill No. 82:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 17257, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1935.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Stanly and King, of Duval-(By Request)
House Bill No. 83:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 4 and 8 of
Chapter 15911, Acts of 1933, Laws of Florida entitled:- "An
Act Defining and regulating the Practice of Chiropody, Pro-
viding for the Exemption from this Act, Creating a Board of
Chiropody Examiners, providing Penalties for Violation of
this Act, repealing laws in conflict herewith and fixing the
date upon which this Act becomes effective"; and to further
amend said Chapter 15911, by adding six new sections to be
known and described as (12), (13), (14), (15), (16), and
(17) thereof, providing for: (12) Refusal to Grant License:
Revocations. (13) Hearing of Charges Against Accused: Form
of Notice to Accused. (14) Board's Power to Revoke License
of Chiropodist. (15) Records to be Kept by Secretary-Treas-
urer of Board. (16) Practicing Chiropody without License,
etc. (17) Effect of Partial Invalidity of Chapter.



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Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Leedy, of Orange-
House Bill No. 84:
A bill to be entitled An Act to enable the Town of Lake
Maitland, Florida, to regulate and limit the manner and type
of construction, the height and bulk and the location and use
of buildings, walls, fences, signboards and structures of all
kinds, whether permanently located or movable, to regulate
and determine the location, use and area of yards, courts and
other open spaces, subdividing and platting of lands, and the
laying out and the location of streets, alleys, parks and play-
grounds, to regulate and restrict the location of trades and
industries, and the use of premises, and to authorize the cre-
ation of a town planning and zoning commission of the town
of Lake Maitland.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
local Calendar.
By Mr. Getzen of Sumter-
House Bill No. 85:
A bill to be entitled An Act designating, declaring and
establishing as a State road that certain highway running
west from a point on State Road No. 2 at or near Lady Lake
in Lake County, Florida, thence west via Oxford, Florida
over the present paved road in Sumter County to Pedro in
Marion County through Long Hammock settlement.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Getzen of Sumter-
House Bill No. 86:
A bill to be entitled An Act designating, declaring and
establishing as a State road that certain highway beginning
at a point on State Road No. 2 in Coleman, Florida: thence
north and east over the present paved road to its inter-
section with State Road No. 2 between Coleman and Wild-
wood, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Getzen of Sumter-
House Bill No. 87:
A bill to be entitled An Act designating, declaring and
establishing as a State road that certain highway beginning
at a point on State Road No. 23 at Tarrytown, Sumter Coun-
ty, Florida, thence easterly over the present paved road via
Linden and Mabelle to State Road No. 22.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Messrs. Marchant, Martin and Sinclair of Polk, Holt
and Overstreet of Dade-
House Bill No. 88:
A bill to be entitled An Act to protect trade-mark owners,
producers, distributors and the general public against injur-
ious and uneconomic practices in the distribution of competi-
tive commodities bearing a distinguishing trade-mark, brand
or name, through the use of voluntary contracts establishing
minimum resale prices and providing for refusal to sell un-
less such minimum resale prices are observed.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Messrs. Hazen of Bradford and Smith of Clay-
House Bill No. 89:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to and requiring the
filing and recording of Notice of United States tax liens.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Mr. Eide, of Highlands-
House Bll No. 90:
A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting the possession of
alcoholic liquor of more than 3.2 by weight in counties hav-
ing a population of between 10,500 and 11,000 according to
State census of 1935, and authorizing the County Judge or
other magistrate to issue search warrant upon affidavit of
Sheriff or other police officers, based upon reasonable belief
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Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Messrs. Collins of Leon, and Saunders of St. Johns-
House Bill No. 91:
A bill to be entitled An Act to Repeal Chapter 17257, Laws
of Florida, being An Act entitled, "An Act to License certain
types of coin-operated devices; to regulate the operation
thereof; to designate the penalties for the violation of the
provisions of this Act; to define certain types of coin-oper-
ated devices; providing for the division and distribution of
the revenue derived therefrom and other matters properly
relating thereto; and to provide for holding recall elections
in any County to determine whether licenses shall be re-
voked or continued therein."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Outman and Clement of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 92:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to general and special
elections held in the State of Florida, providing for the
preparation and form of ballot to be used in connection
therewith, authorizing the voting of a straight party ticket,
providing for the voting on approval or ratification of con-
stitutional amendments or other questions legally submitted
in the general election, providing for the number of ballots
to be furnished for the conduct of such general elections for
each voting precinct, and repealing Sections 317, 318, 320,
321, 322 and 323, Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927,
being Sections 261, 262, 264, 265, 266 and 267, respectively,
Revised General Statutes, 1920.



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Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Lewis of Levy-
House Bill No. 93:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 17009, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1935, the same being an Act amending Section
7, of Chapter 10123, Laws of Florida Acts of 1925, relating to
the protection and regulation of the salt water fishing indus-
try in the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committees on Fish & Game and Conservation.
By Mr. Peeples of Glades-
House Bill No. 94:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the repeal of Chapters 17612
and 17613, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1935.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
Local Calendar.
Mr. Harrell of Hamilton moved that when the House ad-
journs it adjourn until 10:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Wood of Liberty moved that the rules be waived and
the House do now adjourn.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.

Thereupon at the hour of 11:40 A. M. the House stood ad-
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FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1937



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00
A. M. The roll was called and the following members an-
swered to their names:
Mr. Speaker: Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best, Bryant,
Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt,
Hodges, Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Leh-
man, Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Mar-
tin (Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders, Scales,
Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay), Smith (Mar-
ion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker, Walters,
West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood (Liberty)-94.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Mr. Hatch of
Suwannee from attendance on the House until Tuesday,
April 13.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Speaker announced the following changes in commit-
tee assignments.
TO THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES:
I announce the following change in committee assign-
ments:
PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE:
Fuller of Pinellas on
CONSERVATION COMMITTEE:
Rardin of Palm Beach County, on
PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS:
Saunders of St. Johns off
Winburn of Lafayette on
PUBLIC ROADS AND HIGHWAYS
Wood of Liberty off
Papy of Monroe on
Respectfully submitted,
W. McL. CHRISTIE,
Speaker.
The Journal of the House of Representatives was corrected
and as corrected was approved.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Early of Sarasota-
House Resolution No. 14:
RESOLUTION MEMORALIZING THE FLORIDA SENATE
Whereas the House of Representatives heretofore has de-
termined to limit the number of attaches of the House within
the reasonable requirements thereof and Whereas, an ex-



cessive number of attaches by one body of the Legislature of
the State of Florida does not reflect favorably upon the
members of the other House, and Whereas, in mutual con-
sideration of the House of Representatives for the Florida
Senate, and of the Florida Senate for the members of the
House of Representatives, the two powers of the Florida
Legislature should limit the expenses of the Legislature to
reasonable and necessary requirements; NOW THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the
State of Florida that the Florida Senate be and hereby is
memoralized to co-operate with the House of Representatives
in maintaining the number of attaches as well as expenses
of the Legislature, to reasonable and necessary requirements.
And BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Florida Senate
consider the welfare and reputation of the members of the
House of Representatives.
Which was read and referred to the Committee on Resolu-
tions.
By Mr. Scales of Taylor-
House Resolution No. 15:
RECOGNIZING AND EXPRESSING APPRECIATION OF THE
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE OF W. T. HENDRY, DE-
CEASED.
WHEREAS, W. T. Hendry, late of Taylor County, Florida,
died on the 4th day of January, A. D. 1937, being at the time
of his death a member of the Legislature of Florida, repre-
senting Taylor County; and
WHEREAS, the said W. T. Hendry had theretofore served
his said county with honor and distinction as a member of
the Legislature of the State of Florida during the Sessions
of 1923, 1925 and 1927; and
WHEREAS, this body deeply regrets the death of this dis-
tinguished citizen and legislator, therefore BE IT RESOLVED
BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA:
SECTION 1. That the House of Representatives of the
State of Florida desires to recognize the distinguished service
of W. T. Hendry by expressing appreciation of his long and
honored service as a member of the Legislature of the State
of Florida and deeply regrets the loss of this distinguished
citizen and honored public official.
SECTION 2. That these resolutions be inscribed on the
Journal of the House of Representatives in memory of this
distinguished citizen and honored legislator, and that a copy
of these resolutions under the Great Seal of the State of
Florida be furnished the members of the family of the late
W. T. Hendry.
Which was read.
Mr. Scales asked unanimous consent of the House to make
a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Scales moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And House Resolution No. 15 was adopted.



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HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 15


By Mr. Scales of Taylor

RECOGNIZING AND EXPRESSING APPRECIATION OF THE
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE OF W. T. HENDRY, DECEASED.
WHEREAS, W. T. Hendry, late of Taylor County, Florida, died
on the 4th day of January, A. D. 1937, being at the time of his
death a member of the Legislature of Florida, representing Tay-
lor County; and
WHEREAS, the said W. T. Hendry had theretofore served his
said county with honor and distinction as a member of the Legis-
lature of the State of Florida during the Sessions of 1923, 1925
and 1927; and
WHEREAS, this body deeply regrets the death of this distin-
guished citizen and legislator, therefore BE IT RESOLVED BY
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA:
SECTION 1. That the House of Representatives of the State
of Florida desires to recognize the distinguished service of W. T.
Hendry by expressing appreciation of his long and honored ser-
vice as a member of the Legislature of the State of Florida and
deeply regrets the loss of this distinguished citizen and honored
public official.
SECTION 2. That these resolutions be inscribed on the
Journal of the House of Representative in memory of this distin-
guished citizen and honored legislator, and that a copy of these
resolutions under the Great Seal of the State of Florida be furn-
ished the members of the family of the late W. T. Hendry.



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INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Gray and Sudduth of Bay, Getzen of Sumter,
West of Santa Rosa, McLeod of Franklin, Hodges of Orange,
Mays of Jefferson, Crocker of Gilchrist, Alford of Jackson,
Adams of Calhoun, Sheldon of Hillsborough, Martin of Hills-
borough, Hewitt of Union, Windburn of Lafayette, Byington
of Volusia, Cook of Flagler, Drummond of Holmes, Dendy of
Gulf, Hale of Volusia, Eide of Highlands, Cole of Escambia,
Burks of Pasco, Williams of Citrus, Sikes of Okaloosa, Butt
of Brevard, Buie of Marion, Outman of Pinellas, Jernigan of
Escambia, Crary of Martin, Ray of Manatee, Overstreet of
Dade, Lindsey of Dade, Holt of Dade, West of Santa Rosa,
Rardin of Palm Beach, Morrow of Palm Beach, Dishong of
DeSoto, Best of Suwannee, Morrison of Wakulla, King of
Duval, Walters of Osceola, Kelly of Nassau, Chavous of
Dixie, Peeples of Glades, Smith of Clay, Papy of Monroe,
Rogers of Broward, McCarty of St. Lucie, Fuller of Pinellas,
Clement of Pinellas, Fulkerson of Broward, Fahs of Lake,
Fraser of Baker, Lanier of Madison, Lehman of Seminole,
Barnett of Seminole.
House Bill No. 95:
A bill to be entitled An Act to permit and authorize all per-
sons in the State of Florida who are otherwise qualified elec-
tors to vote in all elections hereafter held in the State of
Florida without payment of a capitation or poll tax.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Smith of Clay-
House Bill No. 96:
A bill to be entitled An Act regulating the Operation of
Fish Hatcheries in the State of Florida for the Propogation of
Small or Large Mouth Black Bass; Providing for the catch-
ing and transportation thereof for propogation purposes, and
the Sale and Transportation of the Fry and Fingerlings
realized in the Operation of such Hatcheries; Providing a
License Tax, and Providing Penalties for the Violation of the
Terms of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committees on Conservation and Fish & Game.
By Mr. Ives of Columbia-
House Bill No. 97:
A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the business of sell-
ing used or second hand motor vehicles by dealers not resid-
ing in or having a permanent place of business in the State of
Florida, and by resident dealers purchasing, handling or sell-
ing used or second hand motor vehicles received or acquired
from non-residents; requiring the registration of all used
cars brought into the State of Florida for the purpose of
sale to be registered with the motor vehicle commissioner of
Florida under rules and regulations to be promulgated by
such commissioner; requiring all such dealers to execute a
bond payable to the Governor for each such vehicle for the
use and benefit of the purchaser and his vendees to indemnify
them against fraudulent misrepresentation or breaches of
warranty; providing fees for such registrations and approval
of bond and time for institution of suit on such bond; re-
quiring the delivery of certificate of title to the vendee; pro-
viding certain limitations as to suits seeking recovery of such
used vehicles or part of sale price; defining the term dealer
and vendor; and providing penalties for the violation of the
provisions of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
By Mr. Barnett of Seminole-
House Joint Resolution No. 98:
Proposing to amend Section I of Article III of the Con-
stitution of the State of Florida relating to the Legislature of
the State of Florida and the place of holding sessions thereof.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That Section 1 of Article III of the Constitution of the
State of Florida, relating to the Legislature of the State of
Florida and the place of holding sessions thereof be, and the
same is hereby amended, and as amended is agreed to and
shall be submitted to the electors of the State of Florida at
the general election of representatives to be held in 1938 for
approval or rejection. Said Section 1 of Article III as
amended shall read as follows:



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"Section 1. The legislative authority of this State shall be
vested in a Senate and a House of Representatives, which
shall be designated, the Legislature of the State of Florida,
and the sessions thereof shall be held at such place in the
State of Florida as the Legislature may by law provide."
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Peeples, of Glades-
House Bill No. 99:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of Glades County,
Florida, and to cancel that certain debt due the State of
Florida by the said Glades County for a loan executed under
Chapter 11,842, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1927.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Slappey, of Gadsden-
House Bill No. 100:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the disposition
of the personal effects of deceased inmates of certain insti-
tutions of the State of Florida, when there are no apparent
heirs.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."
By Mr. Ives, of Columbia-
House Bill No. 101:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prevent unfair competi-
tion and to prohibit monopolies in the business of financing
the sale of motor vehicles in this state, by declaring unlaw-
ful and void certain contracts, conditions or agreements be-
tween manufacturers or wholesale distributors of motor ve-
hicles, whereby the dealer is required to finance sales of
motor vehicles only through a designated finance company
or finance agency, and providing penalties, forfeitures and
recoveries for the violation of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
By Messrs. Kelly of Nassau, King and Stanly of Duval-
House Bill No. 102:
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, designate and es-
tablish a certain State road in Nassau and Duval Counties,
Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Messrs. Dendy of Gulf and Gray of Bay-
House Bill No. 103:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 3, Chapter
17025, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1935, entitled An Act author-
izing the Florida Board of Forestry to establish the "Florida
Park Service" and to establish, develop and maintain a system
of State parks, and authorizing the County Commissioners
to purchase, acquire and maintain parks, and repealing all
laws in conflict with this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Forestry.
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet of Dade-
House Bill No. 104:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for a Circuit Judge
for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit for each 50,000 inhabitants
or major fraction thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet of Dade-
House Bill No. 105:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the payment of
taxes with bonds and interest coupons.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet of Dade-
House Bill No. 106:
A bill to be entitled An Act governing the Clerks of the
Circuit Court in issuing tax deeds for non-payment of munici-
pal taxes.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet of Dade-
House Bill No. 107:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for commitment to
State Prison of persons after sentence and appeal when not
admitted to bail.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on State Prisons and Convicts.
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet of Dade-
House Joint Resolution No. 108:
A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT
TO ARTICLE V OF THE CONSTITUTION RELATING
TO THE JUDICIARY DEPARTMENT
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That Article V of the Constitution of Florida be amended
by adding thereto a section to be known as Section 46, which
shall be submitted for ratification or rejection to the electors
of the State of Florida at the next general election, to read
as follows:
Section 46. No citizen of a congressional district shall be
eligible for appointment or election as a Justice of the Su-
preme Court at a time when there is already a member of
such court a citizen of such congressional district and there
is a congressional district of which no justice is a citizen,
provided nothing herein contained shall affect the right of
a member of such court to re-electon thereto.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet of Dade-
House Bill No. 109:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the payment of
taxes with bonds-and interest coupons.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet of Dade-
House Bill No. 110:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for expenses of
Judges of the Circuit Court when away from the county of
their residence on official business and making appropria-
tion therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet of Dade-
House Bill No. 111:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing any receiver ap-
pointed by a circuit court of any drainage district to advertise
and receive bids with bonds or interest coupons for such
money in the hands of the Receiver applicable to the pay-
ment of bonds or interest coupons and to accept such bids
as authorized and directed by such Circuit Court.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Canals and Drainage.
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet of Dade-
House Bill No. 112:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the taking of a
State Census of the Counties of Dade and Monroe and to
appropriate funds therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet of Dade-
House Bill No. 113:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of Robert J.
Boone and directions to the State Treasurer to pay the same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet of Dade-
House Bill No. 114:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the redemption
and payment of tax sales certificates with bonds and inter-
est coupons.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet of Dade-
House Bill No. 115:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing the amount required
to be paid for the redemption of tax certificates.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance ard Taxation.
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet, of Dade-
House Bill No. 116:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the payment of
benefit assessments with bonds.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Stewart, of Hendry-
House Bill No. 117:
A bill to be entitled An Act specifying the hours constitut-
ing a day of labor, and fixing the minimum scale of pay for
persons employed in the maintenance division of the High-
way Department of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Labor.
By Mr. Stewart, of Hendry-
House Bill No. 118:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the purchase, dis-
tribution and administration of insulin in the State of Florida
by the State Board of Health; making the appropriation
therefore and creating a fund to be known as the Insulin
Fund; and providing for a penalty for making fraudulent
aonlications for same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Stewart, of Hendry-
House Bill No. 119:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section One (1) of
Chapter 6883, Acts of 1915, entitled, "State Road Depart-
ment Created; Members; Terms of Office; Vacancies; Or-
ganization; Chairman; Secretary; Salaries; Expenses; Dis-
bursements; Duties of Chairman; Headquarters; Bond of
Chairman; Seal of Department; Duties of Secretary; Meet-
ings; as amended by Section One (1) of Chapter 7328, Acts
of 1917, as amended by Section One (1) Chapter 7900, Acts
of 1919, as amended by Section One (1) of Chapter 11335,
Acts of 1925, Extra Session, as amended by'Section One (1)
of Chapter 15720, Acts of 1931, Extra Session, as amended
by Section One (1) of Chapter 15859, Acts of 1933, as amend-
ed by Section One (1) of Chapter 17281, Acts of 1935.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roaas and Highways.
By Mr. Stewart of Hendry-
House Bill No. 120:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of G. L. Cantrell
and his wife, Mrs. G. L. Cantrell, and providing appropria-
tion to compensate them for damage to property and injury
to health by reason of the explosion of a certain section of
public highway in DeSoto, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Chavous of Dixie-
House Bill No. 121:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that no poll or capita-
tion tax shall be required to be paid by any person or elector
to vote in any primary election held in the State of Florida,
for the purpose of nominating public officials.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Elections.
By Messrs. Fahs and Cooley of Lake-
House Joint Resolution No. 122:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Article IX
of the Constitution of Florida relative to the issuance of
bonds by the State for the relief of the several counties of
the State.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Article IX of the Con-
stitution of the State of Florida relative to taxation and fin-
ance to be numbered Section 15 of the said Article be and







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the same is hereby submitted to the electors of the State
of Florida at the general election to be held on the first
Tuesday after the first Monday in November, A. D. 1937,
for ratification or rejection, to-wit:
SECTION 15. The legislature shall have power to pro-
vide for issuing bonds of the State of Florida for the pur-
pose of redeeming or refunding bonds heretofore issued by
any county or by any road and bridge district or by any
county board of public instruction or by any special tax
school district upon the following conditions, to-wit:
A tax of three cents per gallon for every gallon of gaso-
line or other like products of petroleum or other substance
which may be substituted for or used in lieu ol such petro-
leum products shall be assessed for the benefit of the sev-
eral counties of the State of Florida to be apportioned to
the credit of the several counties in the manner provided
by Section 8 of Chapter 15659, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931,
to be administered by the State Board of Administration and
as the legislature may provide by law in its act to be passed
pursuant to this section but in no event shall the monies to
the credit of one county be used for the benefit of any other
county.
The legislature pursuant to the provisions of this section
shall enact such laws as may be necessary to carry out the
intent and purpose of this section and to protect the State
against loss by reason of the issuance of bonds hereunder
and no bonds shall be authorized to be issued by the State
at a rate of interest exceeding three per cent. per annum
payable semi-annually and no bonds shall be issued in be-
half of any county except upon request of the Board of
County Commissioners or the Board of Public Instruction
of such county whichever may be appropriate for handling
the county bonds involved.
Which was read in full and referred to the Committee on
Constitutional Amendment.
By Mr. Fuller of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 123:
A bill to be entitled An Act establishing a game and bird
and wild life sanctuary in the City of St. Petersburg, Pinellas
County, Florida, and providing that any violation thereof
shall constitute a misdemeanor.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Fuller of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 124:
A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing the State Beverage
Department and transferring the rights, powers and duties
of said department to the office of the Comptroller of the
State of Florida and giving the Comptroller all of the rights,
duties and powers of the Director of the State Beverage
Department.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Temperance.
By Messrs. Fuller of Pinellas and Sudduth of Bay-
House Bill No. 125:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 28 of Chapter
16015, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1933, entitled "An Act relat-
ing to the assessment, levying and collection of taxes upon
the estates of decedents, to prescribe the rates of such taxes,
and the method of computing and collecting the same, to
provide for the enforcement thereof and for the disposition
of revenue therefrom, and imposing penalties for the viola-
tion of this Act," so as to appropriate the taxes collected
under said Act to the municipalities of the State for certain
municipal purposes as an indemnity for revenue losses from
ad valorem taxation, occasioned by the ratification of Section
7 of Article IX of the Constitution; providing a special fund
in the State Treasury for the reception of such taxes; pro-
viding the method, basis and means of apportionment and
distribution of such taxes and the duties of certain State and
municipal officials in connection therewith; providing the
purposes for which said taxes so appropriated shall be used,
and repealing all laws in conflict with this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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By Messrs. Stanly, King and Christie, of Duval, Holt, Lindsey
and Overstreet of Dade, and Kelly of Nassau-
House Bill No. 126:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for one stenographer
for the office of State Attorney in each judicial circuit of the
State of Florida which embraces and includes a County having
a population of more than 175,000 according to the last pre-
ceding State census; and fixing compensation to be paid to
said stenographer.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Mr. King, of Duval-
House Bill No. 127:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the graduates of the
Jacksonville Law School to be admitted to practice law in all
the courts in the State of Florida without further examination
as to their legal knowledge.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Messrs. Stanly, King and Christie, of Duval-
House Bill No. 128:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 5 of Chapter
9788 entitled "An Act Creating the Playground and Recrea-
tion Board of the City of Jacksonville, Duval County, and Pre-
scribing Its Powers and Duties."
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Stanly, of Duval-
House Bill No. 129:
A Bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of L. S. Oliver.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Hewitt, of Union-
House Bill No. 130:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 17,064, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1935, entitled: "An Act to Prohibit Hunt-
ing on Saturdays or Sundays with Dog or Gun within the
territorial limits of certain counties of the State of Florida,
having a population of not less than 5,210 and not more
than 5,500, according to the State census of 1935; and pro-
viding penalties for the violation of same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Messrs. Collins and Moore of Leon-
House Joint Resolution No. 131:
A Joint Resolution proposing an Amendment to Section
21 of Article 3 of the Constitution of the State of Florida
relating to the publication of Notice of Intention to Pass
Local or Special Laws.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Section 21 of Article 3
of the Constitution of the State of Florida as amended at
the general election in 1928 be, and the same is hereby agreed
to and shall be submitted for ratification or rejection by the
qualified electors of the State, of Florida voting at the gen-
eral election to be held in November, A. D. 1938; that is to
say, that Section 21 of Article 3 of the Constitution of the
State of Florida shall be amended so as to read as follows:
SECTION 21. In all cases enumerated in the preceding
Section, all laws shall be general and of uniform operation
throughout the State, but in all cases not enumerated or
excepted in that Section, the Legislature may pass special
or local laws, except as now or hereafter otherwise provided
in the Constitution; PROVIDED that no local or special
bill shall be passed, nor shall any local or special law es-
tablishing or abolishing municipalities, or providing for their
government, jurisdiction and powers, or altering or amend-
ing the same, be passed, unless notice of intention to apply
therefore shall have been published in the manner provided
by law where the matter or thing to be affected may be sit-
uated, which notice shall be published in the manner pro-
vided by law at least thirty days prior to introduction into
the Legislature of any such bill. The evidence that such
notice has been published shall be established in the Leg-
islature before such bill shall be passed, and such evidence
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Secretary of State in such manner as the Legislature shall
provide, and the fact that such notice was established in
the Legislature shall in every case be recited upon the Jour-
nals of the Senate and of the House of Representatives;
PROVIDED, however, no publication of any such law shall
be required hereunder when such law contains a provision
to the effect that the same shall not become operative or
effective until ratified or approved at a referendum election
to be called and held in the territory affected in accordance
with a provision therefore contained in such bill, or provided
by general law.
Which was read in full and referred to the Committee on
Constitutional Amendment.
By Mr. Collins of Leon-
House Bill No. 132:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend an Act entitled "An
Act relating to the disposition of unclaimed funds in the
hands of receivers or other representatives of persons, firms
or corporations that have been or are in the process of volun-
tary or involuntary liquidation under the Laws of this State,"
being Chapter 12035, Laws of Florida, approved June 4,1927,
and to provide for judicial proceedings to determine the
existence and rights, if any, of claimants to such funds, and
for service of process in such proceedings upon unknown per-
sons and claimants, and further to provide for the judicial
disposition of such funds, including payment thereof to the
State Treasurer for the use of the State School Fund.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Wood of Liberty-
House Bill No. 133:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating the State Purchasing
Board for the State of Florida; providing for the duties and
powers of such Board and for the making of rules and regu-
lations by said State Purchasing Board.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on State Institutions.
By Mr. Winburn of Lafayette-
House Bill No. 134:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to married persons in
public service.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Labor.
By Mr. Overstreet of Dade-
House Bill No. 135:
A bill to be entitled An Act to promote public morals, by
abolishing civil causes of action for breach of contract to
marry, alienation of affections, criminal conversation, and
certain causes of action for seduction, prohibiting the bring-
ing, prosecution or settlement of any such actions, establish-
ing limitations thereon, regulating the procedure in such
actions and in actions and proceedings for divorce, separate
maintenance, annulment of marriage, and for custody or
support of children, prescribing penalties for the violation of
this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D."
By Mr. Burks, of Pasco -
House Bill No. 136:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 371, Compiled
General Laws, 1927, being Section 314 of Revised General
Statutes of 1920 relating to payment of Poll Tax as a pre-
reauisite to voting and amending said Act as to the date that
said Poll Tax shall be paid as a prerequisite for such voting.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Outman, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 137:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the annual salaries of cer-
tain Constitutional State Officers.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Apropriations.
By Mr. Outman, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 138:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 27 of Chapter
14764, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931, entitled "An Act provid-
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portions and associations owning, controlling, operating or
managing motor vehicles used in the business of transporting
persons or property for compensation over the public highways
of the State; providing for regulations of safety and proper
operation affecting the use of said highways and the preserva-
tion thereof; defining auto transportation companies and pro-
viding supervision and regulation thereof by the Railroad
Commission of the State of Florida; and providing for the
enforcement of the provisions of this Act and for the pun-
ishment of violations thereof and imposing a mileage tax
and providing for the disposition of the revenue raised by
the same; and providing certain exemptions; and repeal-
ing all Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act;"
approved June 15, 1931 relating to the operation of motor
vehicles by railroad companies on the highways of the State,
and providing the terms and conditions upon which said
railroad companies may operate such motor vehicles.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Railroads, Telegraph and Telephone.
By Messrs. Kelly of Nassau, Harrell of Hamilton, Crocker
of Gilchrist and Lanier of Madison-
House Bill No. 139:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for and fix terms of
court for County Judges' Courts in the State of Florida in
all counties in which the County Judge has trial jurisdiction
of cases civil and criminal and to provide for drawing and
summoning petit jurors.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."
By Mr. Rogers, of Broward-
House Bill No. 140:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 697 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida, so as to provide that
the exemption allowed property of the Cities, Villages and
Towns in this State used or intended for municipal pur-
poses shall include any property acquired by them under
statutory authority or in judicial, legal or statutory pro-
ceedings instituted by them to enforce their tax liens there-
on, and extending the benefit of the exemption allowed in
the seventh subdivision of said Section to every widow de-
pendent on her own labor for support.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Cities and Towns.
By Mr. Harrell of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 141:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the punishment
for the first and second offenses of the larceny of any hog
and to repeal all laws or parts of laws in conflict with the
provisions of this Act, including Section 1 and Section 2 of
Chapter 4728, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1899, being Section
5136 and Section 5137, Revised General Statutes of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."
By Mr. Harrell, of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 142:
A bill to be entitled An Act to exempt from license tag tax,
trucks owned by farmers or growers and used on the farm and
for hauling farm products and commodities used on the farm
to and from market, and to provide for the issuance of a
series of license tags to be used on such trucks.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Agriculture.
By Mr. Harrell, of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 143:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Lewis
Green of Hamilton County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on State Pensions.
By Mr. Harrell, of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 144:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the incontesta-
bility of life insurance policies for certain causes after one year
from their issuance.
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By Mr. Harrell, of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 145:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the purchase,
distribution and administration of Anti-Hog Cholera Serum
and Hog Cholera Virus in the State of Florida by the State
Live Stock Sanitary Board; making appropriation therefore
and creating a fund to be known as the Serum Fund.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.
By Messrs. Godwin of Washington and Drummond of
Holmes-
House Bill No. 146:
A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting the transporta-
tion of any livestock from one county or state to another
county or state during the time between sundown and sunup
of any night without proper permit or proof of ownership
and providing penalties for violation thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Live Stock.
By Messrs. Sheldon, Dekle and Martin of Hillsborough,
Hodges of Orange and Adams of Calhoun-
House Bill No. 147:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 314 and re-
peal Section 315 of the Revised General Statutes of the
State of Florida of year 1920 to eliminate the payment of a
Poll Tax as a prerequisite to voting.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Eide, of Highlands-
House Bill No. 148:
A bill to be entitled An Act designating,. declaring and
establishing as a State Road that certain Highway running
east from a point on Main Street in the Town of Lake Pla-
cid to the south end of Lake Istokpoga, thence following
the Indian Prairie Canal to its intersection with State Road
Number Eight, all in Highlands County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Messrs. Collins and Moore of Leon-
House Bill No. 149:
A bill to be entitled An Act to quiet title to a certain lot
or parcel of land in Leon County, Florida, against the claim
of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."
By Messrs. Sinclair of Polk, Fuller and Clement of Pinel-
las, Holt of Dade, Sudduth of Bay and Lehman and Barnett
of Seminole-
House Bill No. 150:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that the dealer in
gasoline or other like products of petroleum in this State
shall be exempt from payment of the excise tax thereon now
or hereafter imposed on sales of such products to the State,
Counties, Municipalities and other taxing districts, for use
in the performance of governmental or municipal duties and
functions, and providing for the report of such tax exempt
sales by the dealer, and requiring a certificate by the proper
governmental officer as to such exemption; providing pen-
alties for the violation of the provisions hereof; and repeal-
ing all laws in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Sinclair of Polk, Holt of Dade, Sudduth of Bay,
Fuller and Clement of Pinellas and Lehman of Seminole-
House Bill No. 151:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Chapter 15787, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1931, Extra Session, entitled "An Act levy-
ing 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," so as to exempt bonds,
debentures, certificates of indebtedness, notes and other in-
struments issued by the Counties, Cities, Towns, Villages and
Taxing Districts of this State, and deeds, whereby said politi-
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in Judicial, Legal or Statutory proceedings instituted by them
to enforce their tax liens thereon, from the operation of said
Law.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Sudduth of Bay, Lehman and Barnett of Semi-
nole, Fahs of Lake, and Sinclair of Polk-
House Bill No. 152:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the assessment and
collection of taxes by the State, Counties, Cities, Villages,
Towns and Taxing Districts on stocks of goods, wares and
merchandise; prescribing regulations to secure a just valuation
of such stocks of goods, wares and merchandise; and provid-
ing for an effective lien to secure the taxes levied on such class
of property.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Sudduth of Bay, Sinclair of Polk, Lehman and
Barnett of Seminole, Fahs of Lake, Holt of Dade, and Fuller
of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 153:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to streets and roads, or
portions thereof, viaducts and bridges, located in incorporated
cities, villages and towns and which furnish connections be-
tween and extensions of State roads in the State Highway Sys-
tem; declaring such as have been constructed at the cost of
cities, villages and towns to serve a State purpose; providing
for their designation by the State Road Department; authoriz-
ing, directing and requiring the State Road Department to
construct, reconstruct, repair and maintain same in whole or
in part, and empowering it to contract with cities, villages and
towns and Federal agencies of the United States with reference
to same; and repealing all Laws in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committees on Cities & Towns and Public Roads & High-
ways.
By Mr. Fuller, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 154:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring the head of every de-
partment of the State Government to file with the Secretary
of State on or before January 10th of each year a report list-
ing the persons, salaries and duties of all employees of his de-
partment together with the total expense accounts allowed
each employee during the proceeding year.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Messrs. Sudduth of Bay, Sinclair of Polk, Lehman and
Barnett of Seminole, and West of Santa Rosa-
House Bill No. 155:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 3 and Section
4 of Chapter 17118, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1935, entitled "An
Act to promote the public health, safety and welfare by au-
thorizing municipalities in the State of Florida to construct,
extend, operate and maintain water works systems, sewerage
systems, sewage treatment works, garbage collection and gar-
bage disposal plants; airports; and gas plants; to provide
method of financing the same; to provide for municipal
or private ownership and to provide for the granting of
franchises in the event of private ownership; to provide for
the fixing of rates or charges for the use of utilities described
herein; to provide for the granting of the right of eminent
domain necessary for the accomplishment of the purposes
of this Act; to provide for the fixing of zones or areas to
be served by the utilities constructed or operated under au-
thority of this Act; and to provide for a referendum and fix-
ing the conditions of the same" as amended by Chapter 17119,
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1935, entitled "An Act to amend Sec-
tion Three (3) and Section Four (4) of Senate Bill No. 515 of
the Acts of the Legislature of the State of Florida of 1935,
by providing that golf courses, hospitals, jails, may be con-
structed, extended, operated and maintained under the pro-
visions of said Act" so as to provide that a plant or plants for
the manufacture, and distribution systems for the distribution
of electricity may be constructed, acquired, extended, operated
and maintained under the provisions of said Act; making the
provisions of Sections 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936 and 1937, revised
General Statutes 1920, applicable, except as herein modified,
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gas or electric plant and distribution systems under the pro-
visions hereof; and eliminating the necessity of consent by a
municipality or private company of the construction of the
utilities authorized by said Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Cities and Towns.
By Messrs. Sudduth of Bay and Clement and Fuller of
Pinellas--
House Bill No. 156:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sections 12 and 20
of Chapter 15789, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931, being "An
Act defining and classifying intangible personal property for
the purpose of taxation and providing for the assessment and
valuation of intangible personal property for the purpose of
taxation, and the levy and collection of taxes upon such in-
tangible personal property, providing rates of taxation on the
different classes thereof under Section 1, Article IX, of the
Constitution of the State of Florida, and providing for mak-
ing returns by persons owning intangible personal property
and providing the duties of the Tax Collector, Tax Assessor
and Boards of County Commissioners in connection there-
with, and providing a penalty for failure to make such re-
turns, and other provisions relating to intangible personal
property;" so as to apportion and appropriate the taxes col-
lected under said Act to the municipalities of the State for
certain municipal purposes as an indemnity for revenue
losses from ad valorem taxation, occasioned by the ratifica-
tion of Sectition 7 of Article IX of the Constitution; providing
a special fund in the State Treasury for the reception of such
taxes; providing the method, basis and means of apportion-
ment and distribution of such taxes and the duties of certain
State and municipal officials in connection therewith, pro-
viding the purposes for which said taxes so appropriated
shall be used, and repealing 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. Sudduth of Bay, Lehman and Barnett of Sem-
inole and Clement and Fuller of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 157:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that one-half of the
proceeds from the tax levied by the several boards of County
Commissioners of the several Counties of the State for Gen-
eral Road and Bridge Fund upon real and personal property,
in incorporated Cities, Villages and Towns shall be turned
over to said cities, villages and towns for repairing and
maintaining the roads and streets thereof; requiring county
tax collectors and clerks of the Circuit Court to make month-
ly remittances to the several Cities, Villages and Towns of
the amount due them; and providing that funds used by
the several Boards of County Commissioners in the repair
and maintenance of County Roads and Bridges shall be
derived solely from a specific levy for the General Road
and Bridge Fund, or from moneys that may be received from
the State for such fund, except in the case of Special Road
and Bridge Districts.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Cities and Towns.
By Messrs. Buie of Marion, Clement of Pinellas, Morrow
of Palm Beach, Dekle of Hillsborough, McCarty of St. Lucie
and Walters of Osceola-
House Bill No. 158:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the Licensing
of Chauffeurs and other Motor Vehicle Operators and for
the suspension and revocation of such licenses for certain
causes, including the failure to satisfy judgment or judg-
ments rendered for damage to property and/or injuries to
person caused by the negligent operation of motor vehicles:
to fix liability of certain persons for negligence in the op-
eration of motor vehicles on the public highways; and to
prescribe penalties for violation of certain provisions of this
Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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Mr. Coogler asked unanimous consent of the House to
make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Coogler, Vice-Chairman of the committee on Motor
Vehicles and Carriers moved that 500 copies of House Bill No.
158 be printed.
Which was agreed to.
And it was so ordered.
By Mr. Hodges, of Orange-
House Bill No. 159:
A bill to be entitled An Act dispensing with the payment
of a Poll Tax as a legal requirement for voting at any elec-
tion hereafter held under the Constitution of this State or
statutes passed in pursuance thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Elections.
Mr. Godwin asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Godwin moved that the rules be waived and the House
do now revert to the Introduction of Concurrent Resolu-
tions.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
INTRODUCTION OF CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Godwin, of Washington-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 5:
Providing that the Legislature of the State of Florida enact
such laws and regulations which may be necessary to partici-
pate in the benefits of the Federal Security Act.
WHEREAS the aged, informed and unfortunate citizens of
the State of Florida have always presented an obligation in-
debted to them by the citizens and society of the State of
Florida in their old age for their care and comfort;
WHEREAS this obligation was unquestionably recognized by
a referendum vote in the support of the Constitutional Amend-
ment known as the Old Age Pension Amendment in the
last election and
WHEREAS this obligation is worthy of our most serious
consideration as a worthwhile humanitarian cause and obli-
gation and
WHEREAS the Federal Government has made congressional
steps to this end in providing a cooperative assistance in the
form of the Social Security Act, THEREFORE BE IT RE-
SOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WITH
THE SENATE CONCURRING
That we do enact such laws and regulations which may be
necessary to participate in the benefits of the Federal Se-
curity Act and may provide- ample funds for its application
and much needed benefits to the citizens of the State of
Florida.
Which was read and referred to the Committee on Resolu-
tions.
Mr. Peeples asked unanimous consent to withdraw House
Bill No. 94.
Which was given.
And it was so ordered.
Mr. Wood moved that the rules be waived and that when
the House adjourns it adjourn until 12:00 o'clock noon Mon-
day, April 12, 1937.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Harrell moved that the rules be waived and the House
do now adjourn.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Whereupon at 11:00 A. M. the House stood adjourned until
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MONDAY, APRIL 12, 1937



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 12:00
Noon. The roll was called and the following members an-
swered to their names:
Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best, Bryant,
Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole, Collins,
Coogler, Cook Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle, Dendy,
Dishong, Douglas, Dxummond, Early, Eide, Fahs, Fraser, Ful-
kerson, Fuller Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin, Gray, Hale,
Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges, Holt, Ives,
Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman, Lewis, Lindsey,
Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin (Polk), Mays,
Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty, McLeod, Outman,
Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt, Potter, Preacher,
Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders, Scales, Sheldon, Sikes,
Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay), Smith (Marion), Stanly,
Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker, Walters, West, Williams,
Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood (Liberty)-94.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Journal of Friday, April 9, was corrected and as cor-
rected was approved.
Mr. McLeod asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. McLeod moved that seven members be added to the
committee of three appointed by the Speaker on Friday,
April 8, to study the effect of House Bill No. 57 of the Geor-
gia Legislature.
Which was agreed to.
And the Speaker appointed Messrs. Sikes, Gray, West, Mor-
rison, Rogers, Buie, and Dendy as the additional members
of such committee.
Mr. Buie asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Buie moved that a committee of five be appointed to
represent the House of Representatives at the meeting of
the Florida Horticultural Society in Ocala, Florida, on Wed-
nesday, April the 14th.
Which was agreed to.
And the Speaker appointed Messrs. Buie, Sinclair, Mays,
Harris, and Drummond as such committee.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Cole of Escambia-
House Resolution No. 17:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN REGULAR SES-
SION ASSEMBLED:
That the pay of the pages of the House of Representatives
be Four ($4.00) Dollars per day, and that of all other at-
taches of the House of Representatives be Six ($6.00) Dollars
per day for the present Session of the Legislature.
Which was read.
Mr. Cole asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Cole moved that the rules be waived and that House
Resolution No. 17 be read the second time in full.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Resolution No. 17 was read the second time
in full.
Mr. Cole moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And House Resolution No. 17 was adopted.



INTRODUCTION OF CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Cole of Escambia-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 6:
WHEREAS, there is now an established air line operating
through Tallahassee, Florida; and
WHEREAS, Tallahassee is one of the few State Capitals
which has no available air mail service; and
WHEREAS, the State of Florida would be greatly bene-
fitted by the establishment of air mail service to and from
its Capital, therefore
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
SECTION 1. That air mail service to and from the Capi-
tal of the State of Florida at Tallahassee should be establish-
ed for the convenience of the citizens and officials of the
State of Florida.
SECTION 2. That by creating an air mail route there will
be made available transcontinental service from the extreme
Southern end of Florida to the West Coast of California.
SECTION 3. That the assistance of the President of the
United States, Post Master General and each Senator and
Representative in Congress from this State in procuring air
mail service for Florida's Capital is solicited.
SECTION 4. That a copy of this Resolution be forwarded
to the President of the United States, Post Master General
of the United States, and to each Senator and Representa-
tive in Congress from this State.
Which was read the first time and referred to the Commit-
tee on Resolutions.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Burks of Pasco, Wood of Liberty, Drummond of
Holmes, and West of Santa Rosa-
House Bill No. 160:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 17086 of the
Acts of the Legislature of 1935 relating to the voluntary res-
ignation and retirement of Justices of the Supreme Court
under certain conditions with pay.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Fuller, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 161:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1657, compiled
General Laws of Florida of 1927, relating to State Highways
No. 15, No. 81 and 81A.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Williams, of Citrus-
House Bill No. 162:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 4318 of the
compiled General Laws of Florida of 1927, same being Section
2652 of the revised General Statues of Florida of 1920, re-
lating to pleas in general.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."
By Messrs. Peeples of Glades, and Martin of Polk-
House Bill No. 163:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for and relating to the
removal of wild deer, by slaughter or otherwise, by the State
Live Stock Sanitary Board, from any locality or localities
placed under quarantine by said Board, when found to be
necessary.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Fish and Game, Conservation and Live
Stock.
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By Mr. Cook of Flagler

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 16

RECOGNIZING AND EXPRESSING APPRECIATION OF THE
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE OF L. E. WADSWORTH,
DECEASED.
WHEREAS, L. E. Wadsworth, late of Flagler County, Florida,
died on the 21st day of September, A. D. 1935, being at the time
of his death a member of the Legislature of Florida, representing
Flagler County; and
WHEREAS, the said L. E. Wadsworth had served his said
county with honor and distinction as a member of the Legisla-
ture of the State of Florida during the Session of 1935; and
WHEREAS, this body deeply regrets the death of this distin-
guished citizen and legislator, therefore
BE IS RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
SECTION 1. That the House of Representatives of the State
of Florida desires to recognize the distinguished service of L. E.
Wadsworth by expressing appreciation of his honored service as
a member of the Legislature of the State of Florida and deeply
regrets the loss of this distinguished citizen and honored public
official.
SECTION 2. That these resolutions be inscribed on the
Journal of the House of Representatives in memory of this dis-
tinguished citizen and honored legislator, and that a copy of these
resolutions under the Great Seal of the State of Florida be furn-
ished the members of the family of the late L. E. Wadsworth.



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Which was read.
Mr. Cook asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Cook moved that the rules be waived and that House
Resolution No. 16 be read the second time in full.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Resolution No. 16 was read the second time
in full.
Mr. Cook moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And the resolution was adopted.
By Mr. Williams, of Citrus-
House Bill No. 164:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 4219 of the
Compiled General Laws of Florida of 1927, same being Section
2579 of the Revised General Statues of Florida of 1920, re-
lating to where suits may be begun.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."
By Mr. Wood, of Liberty-
House Bill No. 165:
A bill to be entitled An Act empowering and directing the
County Commissioners of all Counties to promptly institute
legal proceedings for the removal of any building, or part
thereof, which shall have been erected upon the right-of-way
of any State or County road lying outside the limits of any
incorporated city or town, against any person, persons, firms
or corporations owning or occupying said building: and per-
mitting said Commissioners to remove said building and creat-
ing a lien against the land and building for the cost of such
removal.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B" and Public Roads and High-
ways.
By Messrs. Fahs and Cooley, of Lake-
House Bill No. 166:
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the present Municipal
Government of the Town of Yalaha, in Lake County, Florida,
and repeal Chapter 13561, Special Acts of 1927, Laws of Flor-
ida, the same being. "An Act to create, establish and arrange
a Municipality to be known and described as the Town of
Yalaha in Lake County, Florida, to define the territorial boun-
daries and to provide for its government, jurisdiction, powers,
franchises and privileges."
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet, of Dade-
House Bill No. 167:
A bill to be entitled An Act affecting the Government of
the City of Miami Beach and exempting the City of Miami
Beach from the provisions of Chapter 16965, Acts of 1935, Laws
of Florida, entitled, "An Act providing ways and means for
readjusting, refunding and liquidating the indebtedness of any
financially embarrassed political subdivision and taxing dis-
trict in default; for a Judicial proceeding to carry out such
purpose; for the confirmation and validation of refunding
bonds issued by any such taxing district; for the assessment
and levy of taxes to pay principal and interest of such refund-
ing bonds; for the assessment and levy of taxes to pay unre-
funded bonds or other indebtedness of such political subdivi-
sion or taxing district; and for other purposes germane
thereto."
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Holt asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Holt moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 167 be read the second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 167 was read the second time by its title
only.
Mr. Holt moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 167 be read the third time in full and put upon its
final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 167 was read the 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. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges,
Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman, Lewis,
Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin (Polk), Mays,
Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty, McLeod, Outman,
Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt, Potter, Preacher,
Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders, Scales, Sheldon, Sikes,
Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay), Smith (Marion), Stanly,
Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker, Walters, West, Williams,
Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood (Liberty)-94.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Holt moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 167 be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-third vote.
And House Bill No. 167 was ordered immediately certified to
the Senate.
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey, and Overstreet, of Dade-
House Bill No. 168:
A bill to be entitled An Act affecting the Government of
the City of Miami Beach, and exempting the City of Miami
Beach from the provisions of Chapter 17401, Acts of 1935,
Laws of Florida, entitled "An Act providing that taxes
levied by any County, District or Municipality in the State
of Florida for the payment of interest and for a sinking fund
on bonds or for the payment of any other past due obliga-
tion of such County, District or Municipality may be paid in
said bonds, the past due interest coupons of said bonds or
the said other past due obligations at par which the said
taxes have been, may or shall be levied to pay, and providing
for the tax collectors or other officers receiving such bonds,
interest coupons and/or other obligations to have proper
credit therefore "
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Holt asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Holt moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 168 be read the second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 168 was read the second time by its
title only.
Mr. Holt moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 168 be read the third time in full and put upon its
final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 168 was read the third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett,
Best, Bryant, Buie, Burks Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement,
Cole, Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis,
Dekle, Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges,
Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier Leedy, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty, Mc-
Leod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders, Scales,
Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay), Smith (Mar-
ion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker, Walters,
West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood (Liberty)-94.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Holt moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 168 be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-third vote.
And House Bill No. 168 was ordered immediately certified to
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By Mr. Holt of Dade-
House Bill No. 169:
A bill to be entitled An Act to make every notice of lis
pendens effective against all persons claiming under any
written instrument, regardless of the date of its execution,
which shall be filed for record in the county where the prop-
erty involved is situated after said notice of lis pendens shall
have been filed for record in said county and limiting the
time within which claims, demands and alleged rights may
be maintained by any person whose claim, demand or alleged
right heretofore accrued is based on an instrument executed
before, but filed for record after, the filing of a lis pendens
notice.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet, of Dade-
House Bill No. 170:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the calling of a
Bi-annual Session of the Circuit Judges of the State of Flor-
ida by the Attorney General.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred- to
the Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet, of Dade-
House Bill No. 171:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing qualifications for
holding Judicial Office; and regulating certain Judges in the
practice of law.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet, of Dade-
House Bill No. 172:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the service of
summonses for jury service by mail and fixing compensation
therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet, of Dade-
House Joint Resolution No. 173:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Section 2
and to Section 4 of Article 5 of the Constitution of Florida
relating to the Judiciary Department.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Section 2 and Section 4
of Article V of the Constitution of the State of Florida be, and
the same is hereby agreed to, and shall be submitted to the
electors of the State of Florida at the next general election
to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in
November 1938, for ratification or rejection:
Section 2. The Supreme Court shall consist of seven (7)
Justices who shall be elected by the qualified electors of the
State at the time and places of voting for members of the
Legislature. The term of office of each Justice shall be six
years. The terms of office of the six Justices now constituting
the Supreme Court shall not be affected by this amendment.
Their successors shall be elected in the same manner and at
the same time and places as required by the Constitution be-
fore this amendment. In event of the ratification of this
amendment it shall thereupon be the duty of the then Gover-
nor to appoint one additional Justice of the Supreme Court
and he shall hold office from the date of his appoint-
ment until Tuesday after the first Monday in January 1941,
and his successor shall be elected at the general election in
1940 to hold office for a term of six years beginning Tuesday
after the first Monday in January 1941, and thereafter the
successors of the Justices of the Supreme Court shall be
elected at the general election next preceding the expiration
of their terms of office respectively, except in case of an elec-
tion to fill an unexpired term of a Justice whose office may
have become vacant.
Section 4. The Supreme.Court may hear, consider and de-
termine cases and exercise all its powers and jurisdiction as a
single body, in which case a majority of the members of the
Court shall constitute a quorum for the dispatch of business,
or it may exercise its powers and jurisdiction in divisions.
The Circuit Judges shall at all times be subject to call to
the Supreme Court by that Court or the Chief Justice thereof,
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associate justices to act in place of a disqualified or disabled
justice or for assignment to a division, but no division shall
include more than one circuit judge. A division shall consist
of three members of said court exclusive of the Chief Justice,
and the judgment of a division concurred in by the Chief
Justice shall be the judgment of the Court unless such case
be (1) capital, (2) involve the determination of a State or
Federal constitutional question wherein shall be brought into
controversy the constitutionality of a Federal or State statute,
rule, regulation, or municipal ordinance, (3) there shall be a
dissent to the proposed judgment of a division by a member
thereof, (4) there be a dissent by the Chief Justice or (5) or-
dered by the Chief Justice to be considered by two divisions
and the Chief Justice.
The Chief Justice shall not be required to examine the rec-
ord, but may accept the conclusions of fact found by a divi-
sion and stated in the opinion or accompanying statement,
and in all cases the Chief Justice shall examine and act upon
the questions of law decided and discussed in the opinion and
their applicability to the facts so stated, but in event of an
equal division between those members properly considering a
cause he shall examine the record and participate therein as
other justices. In event the Chief Justice be unable to act for
any cause the justice longest in continuous service and able to
act shall act instead with like effect.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to
the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet, of Dade-
House Bill No. 174:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for and regulating
the drawing of Grand Juries and Petit Juries in term time
and in vacation, the organization thereof, the length of
service of Jurors, the duties of the Clerks of Courts relative
thereto, and the repeal of Section 4455, 4456, 4457, 4458,
4459, 4460 and 4461 compiled General Laws of Florida of
1927, Sections 2777, 2778, 2779, 2780, 2781, 2782 and 2784,
Revised General Statutes of Florida of 1920, and Chapter
12068, Laws of Florida of 1927 and Chapter 13675, Laws of
Florida of 1929.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey, and Overstreet, of Dade-
House Bill No. 175:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the retirement of Judges
of the Circuit Court with pay and prescribing the duties of
such judges upon retirement.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Barnett, of Seminole-
House Bill No. 176:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 8, 11, 12
and 13 of Chapter 9330, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1923, the
same being Sections 3442, 3445, 3446 and 3447 of Compiled
General Laws of Florida, 1927, relating to the practice of
chiropractic in the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Drummond of Holmes-
House Bill No. 177:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the payment to
the Board of Administration of all monies hereafter in the
State Road License Fund of the State of Florida, derived
from the proceeds of the second gas tax levied under Chapter
15659 Acts of 1931, to which Holmes County is entitled to
participate and directing how said funds shall be administered.
Which Bill was read the first time by its title, and had
attached to same when introduced in the House of Represen-
tatives the following proof of publication which was ordered
to be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Rep-
resentatives:
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF HOLMES.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared E. A.
Williams, who on oath does solemnly swear that he has
knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a notice stating
the substance of a contemplated law or proposed bill relat-
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been published at least thirty days prior to this date, by be-
ing printed in the issue of March 5, 1937, of the Holmes Coun-
ty Advertiser, a newspaper published in Holmes County, Flor-
ida; that a copy of the notice that has been published as
aforesaid and also this affidavit of proof of publication are
attached to the proposed bill or contemplated law, and such
copy of the notice so attached is by reference made a part
of this affidavit.
E. A. WILLIAMS.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this April 10, 1937.
(Seal)
LILY K. FOLMAR,
Notary Public, State of Florida.
My commission expires January 18, 1939.
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the evidence that said bill has been published in com-
pliance with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has
been established in this Legislature.
And the bill was placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Drummond of Holmes-
House Bill No. 178:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for a re-registration
of all voters in Holmes County for all elections to be held in
the State of Florida in the year 1938 and subsequent years,
and setting forth the duty of the Supervisor of Registration
to immediately open the registration books, and providing
for his or her compensation, and making all registrations
heretofore had null and void, and authorizing the expenditure
of public funds for providing such records books and expenses
as may be necessary.
Which Bill was read the first time by its title, and had
attached to same when introduced in the House of Represen-
tatives the following proof of publication which was ordered
to be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Rep-
resentatives:
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF HOLMES.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared E. A.
Williams, who on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm) that
he has knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a notice
stating the substance of a contemplated law or proposed bill
relating to re-registration of all voters in Holmes County, has
been published at least thirty days prior to this date, by being
printed in the issue of March 5th, 1937, of the Holmes County
Advertiser, a newspaper published in Holmes County, Florida;
that a copy of the notice that has been published as aforesaid
and also this affidavit of proof of publication are attached
to the proposed bill or contemplated law, and such copy of
the notice so attached is by reference made a part of this
affidavit.
E. A. WILLIAMS.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this April 10, 1937.
(Seal)
LILY K. FOLMAR,
Notary Public, State of Florida.
My commission expires January 18, 1939.
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the evidence that said bill has been published in com-
pliance with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has
been established in this Legislature.
And the bill was placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Drummond of Holmes-
House Bill No. 179:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the compensation of the
County Commissioners of Holmes County, Florida.
Which Bill was read the first time by its title, and had
attached to same when introduced in the House of Represen-
tatives the following proof of publication which was ordered
to be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Rep-
resentatives:
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF HOLMES.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared E. A.
Williams, who on oath does solemnly swear that he has
knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a notice stat-



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ing the substance of a contemplated law or proposed bill re-
lating to compensation of the County Commissioners of
Holmes County, Florida, has been published at least thirty
days prior to this date, by being printed in the issue of March
5, 1937, of the Holmes County Advertiser, a newspaper pub-
lished in Holmes County, Florida; that a copy of the notice
that has been published as aforesaid and also this affidavit
of proof of publication are attached to the proposed bill or
contemplated law, and such copy of the notice so attached
is by reference made a part of this affidavit.
E. A. WILLIAMS.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this April 10, 1937.
(Seal)
LILY K. FOLMAR,
Notary Public, State of Florida.
My commission expires January 18, 1939.
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the evidence that said bill has been published in com-
pliance with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has
been established in this Legislature.
And the bill was placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Peacock, of Jackson-
House Bill No. 180:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 17274, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1935, entitled, "An Act to permit the re-
tirement of State officials and State employees under cer-
tain conditions, with pay," and to provide that all payments
thereunder shall cease as to those persons heretofore en-
titled to same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committees on Judiciary "A" and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Slappey, of Gadsden, Scales, of Taylor, and
Stewart, of Hendry-
House Bill No. 181:
A bill to be entitled An Act permitting the State Comptrol-
ler to appoint the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to
act as liquidator of any banking institution which has mem-
bership in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: To
act without bond and to have all of the usual powers grant-
ed a liquidator under the Laws of the State of Florida and
providing for a subrogation of the rights of depositors and
creditors.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Banks & Loans.
By Messrs. Slappey, of Gadsden, Scales, of Taylor, and
Stewart, of Hendry-
House Bill No. 182:
A bill to be entitled An Act giving a bank or trust company
the option to refuse payment of a check or other demand
instrument presented more than one year after date.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Banks & Loans.
By Messrs. Slappey of Gadsden, Scales of Taylor, and
Stewart of Hendry-
House Bill No. 183:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 4144, 4151
and 4191 of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, the same
being Sections 6075, 6083 and 6134 respectively of the Com-
piled General Laws of Florida, 1927, as amended by Chapter
13576, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929, relating to banking.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Banks and Loans.
By Messrs. Slappey of Gadsden, Scales of Taylor, and
Stewart of Hendry-
House Bill No. 184:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 3 of Chapter
16791, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1935, relating to Morris Plan
banks and companies and prescribing qualifications and
authorizations of such banks and companies doing business in
the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Banks and Loans.
By Messrs. Slappey of Gadsden, Scales of Taylor, and
Stewart of Hendry-
House Bill No. 185:
A bill to be entitled An Act permitting banks organized
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accorded banking institutions and depositors, creditors, stock-
holders, conservators, receivers or liquidators by virtue of the
present provisions of Section 12 B of the Federal Reserve Act,
as amended or any amendments thereto, including subscrip-
tion for stock, debentures, bonds or other types of securities
issued by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Banks and Loans.
By Messrs. Slappey, of Gadsden, Scales, of Taylor, and
Stewart, of Hendry-
House Bill No. 186:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 4140 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida, the same being Section
6071 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, and to
repeal Section 4141 of the Revised General Statutes of Flor-
ida, the same being Section 6072 of the Compiled General
Laws of Florida, 1927, relating to banking.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Banks & Loans.
By Messrs. Slappey, of Gadsden, Scales, of Taylor, and
.Stewart, of Hendry-
House Bill No. 187:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing limitations on revoca-
tions, countermands of payments and stop-payment orders
relating to the payment of checks or drafts against bank
accounts.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Banks & Loans.
By Messrs. Slappey, of Gadsden, Scales, of Taylor, and
Stewart, of Hendry-
House Bill No. 188:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to assessments against
stockholders in banking, savings and trust companies.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Banks & Loans.
By Mr. Cole, of Escambia-
House Bill No. 189:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating as a division of the
Florida Industrial Commission a Department of Labor; pro-
viding for the conciliation and arbitration of labor disputes,
providing for the selection of a secretary and necessary em-
ployees, providing that the Department shall administer Laws
affecting hours, wages or working conditions of Florida wage-
earners and making appropriation therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Labor.
By Messrs. Martin, Marchant and Sinclair, of Polk-
House Bill No. 190:
A bill to be entitled An Act to cancel all State and County
tax certificates against certain lots, pieces or parcels of land
situate in the Town of Eagle Lake, '. oil County, Florida, and
to cancel all State and County takes assessed against said
lands and premises and to exempt said lands and premises
from taxation beginning with the year 1937 and continuing
until said Town of Eagle Lake, Florida shall have sold and
conveyed said lands and premises, which said lands are owned
by the Town of Eagle Lake and described in this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Clement, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 191:
A bill to be entitled An Act empowering Cities, Villages and
Towns to levy and collect license or excise taxes upon privi-
leges, businesses, occupations and professions carried on there-
in; to revoke licenses issued therefore under certain conditions;
and repealing all Laws in conflict herewit-l.
Which was read the first time by i4s title and referred '-
the Committee on Cities and To0;Bs.
By Mr. Clement, of Pinellas--
House Bill No. 192:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 11824, of the
Acts of 1927, being An Act relating to elections and permit-
ting absent voters to vote threat and providing a penalty
and disfranchisement for the violation thereof
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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By Messrs. Fuller of Pinellas, Best of Suwannee, Collins
and Moore of Leon, and Sikes of Okaloosa-
House Bill No. 193:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for a State Library
and Archives Building and making an appropriation there-
for.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on State Institutions.
By Mr. Morrow, of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 194:
A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the manner in
which persons shall apply for pardons, paroles and commu-
tation of punishment insofar as the same applies to the
time for making such applications.
Which was read uhe first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on State Prisons and Convicts.
By Mr. Martin, of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 195:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for a re-registration
of all voters for all elections to be held in the year A. D. 1938
and subsequent general election years thereafter, in counties
of this State having a population of 150,000 or over, accord-
ing to the State census, A. D. 1935, and, providing for reg-
istration for general elections in the office of Supervisor of
Registration only, and, providing for the time of opening and
closing the primary and general election registration books,
and, providing for the number of general election registra-
tion books required, and, their designation, and, providing
that it be not necessary to publish a list of the registered and
qualified electors, and, providing for the identification of
applicants for registration when deemed necessary, and, pro-
viding for County Commissioners to alter, change, and cre-
ate new election districts with the cooperation of the Super-
visor of Registraion, and, providing for a Chief Deputy in
the office of the Supervisor of Registration and his compen-
sation, and, providing for the eligibility of the Supervisor
of Registration to be arDno2td or elected to any other
office, and providing for the compensation of Supervisors of
Registration.
Which was read .the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Messrs. Dekle and Sheldon. of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 196:
A bill to be entitled An Act making provisions for placing
and maintaining the fiscal affairs of the City of Tampa on
a cash basis; :providing for the preparation of budget esti-
mates and passage of resolutions making appropriations and
levying taxea; and providing for the enforcement of the pro-
visions of this Act.
Which was 1'eaK the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calcndar.
By Mr. Martin, of Hillsborough-
House Sill No. 197:
A bill' to be entilted An Act to regulate the sale, possession,
prescribing and dispensing certain hypnotic drugs, providing
certain exceptions, providing for its enforcement and penal-
ties for violations thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Connmittee on Public Health.
By Mr. Coogler, of Hernando-
House Bill No. 198:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the adjustment
and cancellation of certain State and County liens for taxes
held by the State of Florida against certain lands in this
State now owned or hereafter acquired by the United States
of America, for reforestation, fish, or game preserves, agri-
cultural demonstration, recreational or grazing purposes, and
providing the method of such adjustment:
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance i Taxation.
By Messrs. Wood of Lee, Papy of Monroe, Kelly of Nassau,
Byington of Volusia, Fuller of Pineilas, Outman of Pinellas,
Burks of Pasco, Cole of Escambia, Sudduth of Bay, Gray of
Bay, King of Duval, Rose of Charlotte, Fulkerson and Rogers







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of Broward, Platt of Collier, Crary of Martin, Butt of Bre-
vard, Fuqua of Manatee, Early of Sarasota, Lewis of Levy, and
McCarty of St. Lucie-
House Bill No. 199:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for refund or draw-
back of gasoline tax paid for gasoline used in certain motor
boats and which tax is paid under Chapter 15659, Acts of
1931, Laws of Florida: Providing for registration of such
motor boats with the Comptroller of the State of Florida;
providing for fees to be charged for such registration; meth-
ods of making such applications for such refunds; method
for payment of such refunds; authorizing Comptroller of
the State of Florida to pay such refunds out of funds in
the hands of the Treasurer of the State of Florida by virtue
of Chapter 15659, Acts of 1931, Laws of Florida; and pre-
scribing penalties for making any false statement in receipts
given to any purchaser of gasoline by any dealer in gasoline;
and to prescribe penalty for any person making any false
statement or affidavit to be used for the purpose of securing
a refund of the gasoline tax in this Act provided for; re-
pealing all laws in conflict of this Act and providing for the
taking effect of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Messrs. Dekle and Sheldon, of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 200:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the making up of
the annual budget of the City of Tampa.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Sheldon, Dekle and Martin, of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 201:
A bill to be entitled An Act to conserve Florida's aboriginal
artifacts and native earthen mounds, village sites, cemeterial
grounds, primitive ossuaries and extinct vertebrate fossil re-
mains in the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Conservation.
By Messrs. Dekle, Sheldon and Martin of Hillsborough, and
Clement and Outman of Pinetas.
House Bill No. 202:
A bill to be entitled An Act ta amend Cihapter 15379 of the
Laws of Florida approved May 25, 1931, regulating fishing in
Old Tampa Bay and all tributaries thereof .north of Gandy
Bridge, iaid bay situated between the Counties of Hillsborough
and Pinellas, and to provide punishment for the violation of
this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Fish and Game.
By Messrs. Sheldon, Dekle, and Martin, of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 203:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sectif'ns numbered
6178, 6179 and 6180 of the Revised General Statutes of the
State of Florida of the year A. D. 1920, to provide method of
application to the State Board of Pardons of prisoners or any
person convicted of pardonable offense, the notice required to
be given and the term that can be served before being eligible
for a pardon or parole.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on State Prisons and Convicts.
By Messrs. Sheldon, Dekle and Martin of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 204:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 11 of Chacpter
16774, Laws of Florida, 1935. entitled "An Act regulating and
taxing the manufacture, distribution ahid sale of beverages
containing more than one per centum of alcohol, creating
and providing for a State Beverage Department, providing
penalties for the violation of this Act and repealing existing
laws concerning said beverages", by the addition thereto of
a sub-section prohibiting the sale or serving of such bever-
ages by female persons.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Temperance.
By Mr. Wood, of Lee (by request)-
House Bill No. 205:
A bill to be entitled An Act to secure to Attorneys at Law
a lien on all papers and money of their clients in their pos-



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session, and upon suits, judgments and decrees of such clients,
and to provide that no such suit, judgment or decree shall
be dismissed or satisfied until such lien is satisfied, and to
provide for the enforcement of such lien.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Mr. Wood, of Lee (by request)-
House Bill No. 206:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the recovery of
damages for the death of a minor child, caused by wrongful
act, to provide who may maintain an action for such wrong-
ful death, and providing for the damages recoverable in such
an action.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Messrs. Sheldon and Dekle, of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 207:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 12 of Chap-
ter 16732 Laws of Florida of 1933, and Section 12 of Chap-
ter 15525, Laws of Florida of 1931, relating to the assessment
and collection of taxes by the City of Tampa, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Turner, of St. Johns-
House Bill No. 208:
A bill to be entitled An Act declaring the preservation,
restoration and maintenance of ancient landmarks and cer-
tain other kinds of property a public use and providing for
exercise of power of eminent domain by the State, the cities,
towns and political subdivisions thereof to acquire such prop-
erty.
Which was read the frst time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Conservation.
By Messrs. Dekle and Sheldon, of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 209:
A bill to be entitled An Act concerning the working of
persons confined in the jail or other prison in the City of
Tampa in pursuance of conviction in the Municipal Court
of said city.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Wood, of Lee-
House Bill No. 210:
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the continued pub-
lication of a folder showing the State Flag, the State Seal, the
State Bird and the State Flower in, colors, and also the State
Song.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on State Publicity.
By Mr. Godwin, of Washington-
House Bill No. 211:
A bill to be entitled An Act appropriating the money received
by Washington County from the State Treasurer under and
by virtue of Chapter 1483', Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931, and
all Acts amendatory thereof, and providing that said moneys
received by the County Commissioners of Washington County,
Florida, shall be divided equally between the Board of Public
Instruction of said County and the Board of County Commis-
sioners of said County and providing how the money allotted
to said Board of Public Instruction shall be expended.
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 O PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FIORIDA,
COUNTY OF WASHINGTON.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared D. D.
Bass, who on oath does solemnly swear that he has knowledge
of the matter; stated herein; that a notice stating the sub-
stance of a contemplated law or proposed bill relating to ap-
propriating money received by Washington County from the
State Treasurer etc. has been published at least thirty days
prior to this date, by being printed for a period of one week in












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the issue beginning March 4, 1937 of the Chipley Banner, a
newspaper published in Washington County, Florida; that a
copy of the notice that has been published as aforesaid and
also this affidavit of proof of publication are attached to the
proposed bill or contemplated law, and such copy of the notice
so attached is by reference made a part of this affidavit.
W. W. JONES.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 5th day of March,
1937.
(Seal)
J. T. BOWEN, JR.,
Notary Public, State of Florida.
My commission expires June 19, 1937.
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the evidence that said bill has been published in com-
pliance with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has
been established in this Legislature.
And the bill was placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Godwin, of Washington-
House Bill No. 212:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring the payments of poll
tax ninety days prior to any primary election as a pre-re-
quisite to vote in such election; requiring a certified publi-
cation list of such electors and providing penalties for viola-
tion thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Elections.
Mr. Collins asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Collins moved that the rules be waived and that when
the House adjourns it adjourn until 10:00 A. M. tomorrow.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Lewis asked unanimous consent to withdraw House
Bill No. 93 from the Committee on Fish and Game.
Which was given.
And it was so ordered.
EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS
The following communication from the Secretary of State
was received and read.
Office of The
SECRETARY OF STATE
State of Florida
Tallahassee, Fla., April 8, 1937.
Hon. McL. Christie,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Capitol.
Sir:
In conformity with the requirements of the Constitution
of the State of Florida, I herewith transmit to you, for the
consideration of the House of Representatives, the following
vetoed Acts with the Governor's objections attached thereto,
viz:
(House Bill No. 375):
"An Act granting a pension to the Mrs. Kate Laprade But-
ler and providing that the State Pension Board is hereby
empowered and directed to place the name of Kate Laprade
Butler on the pension roll of the State of Florida and pro-
viding that the State Comptroller shall issue warrant or war-
rants in compliance with the provisions of this Act and Pro-
viding that the State Treasurer shall pay such warrants
drawn by the State Comptroller in compliance with this
Act."
Also-
(House Bill No. 820):
"An Act to prescribe the commissions and fix the compen-
sation of the County Assessors and Collectors of taxes in
counties having a total assessed valuation of real and per-
sonal property not exceeding three million dollars; provid-
ing the provisions of this Act shall not apply to the counties
of Gilchrist, Citrus, Pasco and Gadsden."
Also-
(House Bill No. 54):
"An Act extending the time for the payment of maturities
in interest and principal or other forms of indebtedness for



43



which any county, political subdivision, municipality or tax-
ing district is liable; providing the method by which the
courts of this State shall enter peremptory writs of manda-
mus or orders in other legal proceedings in suits instituted
for the levy of taxes in the various counties, political subdi-
visions, municipalities or taxing districts in the State of
Florida."
Also-
(House Bill No. 1493):
"An Act providing for the disposition of race track funds
by the Comptroller of the State of Florida which has been
derived under Chapter 14832, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931,
which may be apportioned to LaFayette County, Florida;
providing that 2/3 of such race track funds for LaFayette
County, Florida, shall be paid by the Comptroller of the
State of Florida to the Board of Public Instruction for the
County of LaFayette and State of Florida; and providing
for the disbursing of such funds by said board of public in-
struction; and providing that 1/3 of such race track funds
shall be disbursed by the Comptroller to the Board of County
Commissioners of LaFayette County, Florida; and providing
for the disbursement of same; and providing for the repeal
of all local or general laws in conflict with the provisions of
this act; and providing when this act shall become effective."
Also--
(House Bill No. 223):
"An Act providing for the establishment and Maintenance
of Forest fire protective units in Orange County, and Declaring
the Powers of the Board of County Commissioners in relation
thereto, including the power to levy a tax to pay all, or por-
tions, of the expense of creating and maintaining said units."
Also-
(House Bill No. 1222):
"An Act to amend House Bill No. 54, Laws of Florida, Acts
of 1935, being "An Act extending the time for the payment
of maturities in interest and principal or other forms of in-
debtedness for which any County, political subdivision, muni-
cipality or taxing district is liable; providing the method by
which the courts of this State shall enter peremptory writs of
mandamus or orders in other legal proceedings in suits insti-
tuted for the levy of taxes in the various political subdivisions,
municipalities or taxing districts in the Counties, State of
Florida."
Also-
(House Bill No. 1129):
"An Act to provide for and regulate sales of goods, wares,
merchandise or other personal property at public auction;
to fix the license tax; requiring a bond of those who conduct
public auction sales; requiring an affidavit concerning and
an inventory of the property to be sold; the duration of such
auction sales; the hours during which such sales are to be
conducted; the examination of the property to be offered for
sale; the prevention of fraud and deceit and imposing a pen-
alty for the violation thereof."
Also-
(House Bill No. 246):
"An Act Repealing Chapter 12412 Laws of Florida, Acts
of the Legislature 1927, being entitled 'An Act imposing a
license on automobile tire and tube dealers and for other
purposes and repealing all laws in conflict herewith.'"
Also-
(House Bill No. 360):
"An Act for the Relief of Gus Summerford."
Also-
(House Bill No. 611):
"An Act for the Relief of W. M. Denton."
Yours very truly,
R. A. GRAY,
Secretary of State.
The message together with the bills attached thereto were
referred to the Committee on Judiciary "A".
Mr. Kelly moved that the House do now adjourn.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at 12:50 o'clock P. M. the House stood adjourned
until 10:00 A. M. Tuesday, April 13, 1937.














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TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 1937



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00
A. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker: Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best, Bryant,
Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole, Collins,
Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle, Dendy,
Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs, Fraser,
Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin, Gray, Hale,
Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges, Holt, Ives,
Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman, Lewis, Lind-
sey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin (Polk), Mays,
Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty, McLeod, Outman,
Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt, Potter, Preacher,
Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders, Scales, Sheldon, Sikes,
Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay), Smith (Marion), Stanly,
Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker, Walters, West, Williams,
Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood (Liberty)-94.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Journal of Monday, April 12, was corrected and as
corrected was approved.
Mr. Ives asked that House Bill No. 138, which was refer-
red to the Committee on Railroads, Telegraph & Telephones,
be also referred to the Committee on Motor Vehicles & Car-
riers.
There being no objection, the Speaker ordered a joint
reference of House Bill No. 138 to the Committees on Rail-
roads, Telegraph & Telephones and Motor Vehicles & Carriers.
Mr. Buie asked that House Bill No. 4, which was referred
to the Committee on Motor Vehicles & Carriers, be also re-
ferred to the Committee on Finance & Taxation.
There being no objection, the Speaker ordered a joint ref-
erence of House Bill No. 4 to the Committees on Motor Ve-
hicles & Carriers and Finance & Taxation.
Mr. Buie asked that House Bill No. 47, which was referred
to the Committee on Motor Vehicles & Carriers, be also re-
ferred to the Committee on Finance & Taxation.
There being no objection, the Speaker ordered a joint ref-
erence of House Bill No. 47 to the Committees on Motor Ve-
hicles & Carriers and Finance & Taxation.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Bryant and Harris of Alachua-
House Resolution No. 18:
RECOGNIZING AND EXPRESSING APPRECIATION OF
THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICES OF AUGUSTUS A.
MORTON, DECEASED:
WHEREAS, Augustus A. Morton, late of Alachua County,
Florida, died on the 11th day of April, A. D. 1936, and
WHEREAS, the said Augustus A. Morton did serve his
County with honor and distinction as a member of the Legis-
lature of the State of Florida during the session of 1931, and
WHEREAS, this body deeply regrets the death of this dis-
tinguished citizen and Legislator,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
SECTION 1. That the House of Representatives of the
State of Florida, desires to recognize the distinguished serv-



ice of Augustus A. Morton, by expressing appreciation of his
honored service as a member of the Legislature of the State
of Florida, and deeply regrets the loss of this distinguished
citizen and outstanding Democrat.
SECTION 2. That this Resolution be inscribed on the Jour-
nal of the House of Representatives in memory of this dis-
tinguished citizen and honored Legislator, and that a copy
of these Resolutions under the Great Seal of Florida be
furnished the members of the family of the late Augustus A.
Morton, of Archer, Florida.
Which was read.
Mr. Bryant asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Bryant moved that the rules be waived and House
Resolution No. 18 be read the second time in full.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Resolution No. 18 was read the second time in
full.
Mr. Bryant moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And House Resolution No. 18 was adopted.
By Mr. Hewitt, of Union-
House Resolution No. 19:
A RESOLUTION ON THE DEATH OF C. A.
ROBERTS
WHEREAS, the Honorable C. A. Roberts was an honored
member of the House of Representatives of the Legislature of
Florida from Union County in the session of 1931; and,
WHEREAS, Mr. Roberts was held in the highest respect
and esteem by his fellow members and rendered outstanding
service to the people of his County and the State; and,
WHEREAS, the Honorable C. A. Roberts died September
19th, A. D. 1936, since the last session of the Legislature.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE LEGISLATURE OF FLORIDA
IN REGULAR SESSION:
SECTION 1. That the House of Representatives with sin-
cere regret takes note of the passing of this former member
and that a brief biographical sketch incorporated in this
resolution be spread on our Journal and that a copy of this
resolution under the Great Seal of the State of Florida be fur-
nished to the members of his family and the Dress.
SECTION 2. C. A. Roberts was native of Lake Butler, Union
County, Florida. He was reared in his native city and county,
was a highly respected citizen having served as Mayor of Lake
Butler, Florida, for three terms, representative in the Florida
Legislature of 1931, served on the city council; on the Board
of County Commissioners; and on the Board of Trustees for
the local high school.
Which was read.
Mr. Hewitt asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Hewitt moved that the rules be waived and House
Resolution No. 19 be read the second time in full.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Resolution No. 19 was read the second time in
full.
Mr. Hewitt moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And House Resolution No. 19 was adopted.



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HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 18


By Messrs. Bryant and Harris of Alachua


RECOGNIZING AND EXPRESSING APPRECIATION OF THE
DISTINGUISHED SERVICES OF AUGUSTUS A. MORTON,
DECEASED:

WHEREAS, Augustus A. Morton, late of Alachua County, Flor-
ida, died on the llth day of April, A. D. 1936, and
WHEREAS, the said Augustus A. Morton did serve his Coun-
ty with honor and distinction as a member of the Legislature of
the State of Florida during the session of 1931, and
WHEREAS, this body deeply regrets the death of this distin-
guished citizen and Legislator,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REP-
RESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
SECTION 1. That the House of Representatives of the State
of Florida, desires to recognize the distinguished service of
Augustus A. Morton, by expressing appreciation of his honored
service as a member of the Legislature of the State of Florida,
and deeply regrets the loss of this distinguished citizen and out-
standing Democrat.
SECTION 2. That this Resolution be inscribed on the Journal
of the House of Representatives in memory of this distinguished
citizen and honored Legislator, and that a copy of these Resolu-
tions under the Great Seal of Florida be furnished the members of
the family of the late Augustus A. Morton, of Archer, Florida.



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HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 19


By Mr. Hewitt of Union



A RESOLUTION ON THE DEATH OF C. A. ROBERTS

WHEREAS, the Honorable C. A. Roberts was an honored mem-.
ber of the House of Representatives of the Legislature of Florida
from Union County in the session of 1931; and,
WHEREAS, Mr. Roberts was held in the highest respect and
esteem by his fellow members and rendered outstanding service
to the people of his county and the State; and,
WHEREAS, the Honorable C. A. Roberts died September 19th,
A. D. 1936, since the last session of the legislature.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REP-
RESENTATIVES OF THE LEGISLATURE OF FLORIDA IN
REGULAR SESSION:
SECTION 1. That the House of Representatives with sincere
regret takes note of the passing of this former member and that
a brief biographical sketch incorporated in this resolution be spread
on our journal and that a copy of this resolution under the great
seal of the State of Florida be furnished to the members of his
family and the press.
SECTION 2. C. A. Roberts was a native of Lake Butler,
Union County, Florida. He was reared in his native city and
county, was a highly respected citizen having served as Mayor
of Lake Butler, Florida, for three terms, representative in the
Florida Legislature of 1931, served on the city council; on the
Board of County Commissioners; and on the Board of Trustees
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INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Smith, of Clay-
House Bill No. 213:
A bill to be entitled An Act imposing license taxes on re-
sorts where beverages containing more than one percent al-
cohol are sold and dancing is permitted; providing for the
issuance of the- licenses and fixing the amount of the taxes;
and prescribing the penalty for the violation of the Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Temperance.
By Mr. Smith, of Clay-
House Bill No. 214:
A bill to be entitled An Act imposing license taxes on re-
sorts where employees of the same are permitted to dance
with patrons: Providing for the issuance of the licenses and
fixing the amount of the taxes: and prescribing the penalty
for violations of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Amusement.
By Mr. Smith, of Clay-
House Bill No. 215:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the seizure of
alcoholic beverages from persons arrested for violation of
Chapter 16774 Laws of Florida, or any other law of Florida
relative to alcoholic liquors, and for the sale thereof upon
conviction of the person arrested: Prescribing the method
of sale and the notice thereof and the fees of the sheriff
for making the same: Providing for disposition of beverages
the containers of which are not properly stamped.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Temperance.
By Mr. Cook, of Flagler-
House Bill No. 216:
A bill to be entitled An Act legalizing, ratifying and con-
firming all salaries paid to all County Judges, Sheriffs, Tax
Collectors, Tax Assessors, Justices of the Peace and Con-
stables by the various Boards of County Commissioners of
any and all Counties of this State by virtue and under au-
thority of Chapter 15971 General Acts of 1933.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on County Officials.
By Mr. Cook, of Flagler-
House Bill No. 217:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the fees of the Sheriffs
in Counties having a population of not less than thirty-one
hundred and seventy-nine (3179) and not more than thirty-
two hundred (3200), according to the last State census.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Mr. Cook, of Flagler-
House Bill No. 218:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for compensation of
County Judges in Counties having population of not less than
three thousand one hundred fifty (3,150) and not more than
three thousand two hundred (3,200).
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Messrs. Leedy, of Orange and Fuqua of Manatee-
House Bill No. 219:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 16838, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1935, entitled: "An act empowering and
requiring the several Boards of County Commissioners, and
the governing authority or board of the several towns, cities
and taxing districts, to adopt budgets making separate and
several appropriations for necessary operating expenses and
for debt service requirements; to make separate levies on the
taxable property to meet such appropriations and to keep
the monies raised by each levy separate and apart from the
other; to accept from the taxpayer and to issue receipts for
monies received from the taxpayer in payment of either or
both of such separate levies; and repealing all laws in con-
flict herewith."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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By Messrs. Leedy of Orange, and Fuqua of Manatee-
House Bill No. 220:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 16075, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1933, entitled: "An Act providing that in
any mandamus suit seeking to compel application of monies
on hand in the interest and sinking fund to payment of
relator's past due bonds or interest coupons, the relator shall
be paid only such pro rata share of said monies as the relator's
amount of past due bonds or interest coupons bear to the
whole amount of past due bonds or interest coupons then un-
paid and outstanding; and providing that this Act shall not
apply to obligations of governmental units, issued or incurred
after the passage of this Act."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Messrs. Leedy of Orange, and Fuqua of Manatee-
House Bill No. 221:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 16965, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1935, entitled: "An Act providing ways and
means for readjusting, refunding and liquidating the indebted-
ness of any financially embarrassed political subdivision and
taxing district in default; for a Judicial proceeding to carry out
such purpose; for the confirmation and validation of refund-
ing bonds issued by any such taxing district; for the assess-
ment and levy of taxes to pay principal and interest of such
refunding bonds; for the assessment and levy of taxes to pay
unrefunded bonds or other indebtedness of such political sub-
division or taxing district; and for other purposes germane
thereto."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Leedy of Orange, and Fuqua of Manatee-
House Bill No. 222:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 16832, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1935, entitled: "An Act requiring the
filing of a verified statement as to names, and addresses of
legal and equitable owners of bonds or debts, and amounts
of claims held by each, in suits brought by bondholder pro-
tective committees, or other agencies, against any political
subdivision or taxing district of this State."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Messrs. Leedy of Orange, and Fuqua of Manatee-
House Bill No. 223:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the State Board
of Administration to accept refunding bonds in exchange for
and in lieu of any investments in any interest and sinking
fund accounts administered by said board.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Messrs. Leedy of Orange, and Fuqua of Manatee-
House Bill No. 224:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the State Board
of Administration to sell or trade any investments in any
interest and sinking fund accounts administered by said
board.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Messrs. Leedy of Orange, and Fuqua of Manatee-
House Bill No. 225:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the State Board of
Administration to pay interest after maturity on any security
of any issue whose interest and sinking funds are adminis-
tered by said Board.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. William, of Citrus, and Wood of Liberty-
House Bill No. 226:
A bill to be entitled An Act regulating the hours of work
and minimum wage scale of all employees of the State Road
Department of Florida engaged in maintenance work of the
State roads of the State of Florida.
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By Messrs. Hazen of Bradford, and Smith of Clay-
House Bill No. 227:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the lien of judgments
and decrees, and providing for the recording of judgments
and decrees.
Which was read the.first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Messrs. Sheldon, Dekle and Martin of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 228:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit the admissibility in
evidence of confessions not made in open court in the pres-
ence of the Presiding Judge and in certain cases the presence
of counsel for the person making such confession.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Messrs. Sudduth and Gray of Bay, McLeod of Franklin,
Drummond of Holmes, Fraser of Baker, Adams of Calhoun,
Alford of Jackson, Peacock of Jackson, Barnett of Seminole,
Kelly of Nassau, Slappey of Gadsden, Dendy of Gulf, Hewitt
of Union-
House Bill No. 229:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that the jurisdiction
of Justices of the Peace to try and determine misdemeanors
as now granted to and exercised by them shall hereafter be
vested exclusively in the County Judge, defining the terri-
torial jurisdiction of the County Judge, and providing that
all proceedings now pending in Justice of the Peace courts
shall not be affected by this act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr..Morrow of Palm Beach-
House Bill No. 230:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the recovery of
damages by persons bitten by dogs and creating a liability
of the owners of such dogs.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."
By Mr. Cook, of Flagler-
House Bill No. 231:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for compensation of
constables in counties having population of not less than
three thousand one hundred fifty (3,150) and not more than
three thousand two hundred (3,200).
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Mr. Cook, of Flagler-
House Bill No. 232:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for compensation
of justices of the peace in counties having population of not
less than three thousand one hundred fifty (3,150) and not
more than three thousand two hundred (3,200).
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Mr. Fahs and Cooley, of Lake-
House Bill No. 233:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections two and five
of Chapter 16042, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1933, the same
being an Act entitled "An Act relating to hotels, inns, res-
taurants, apartment houses and public lodging houses, de-
fining the same and prescribing rules for their operation
and maintenance, so as to insure the safety and health of
employees and patrons of the same; providing for the in-
spection thereof, fees for same, and fixing fine and penal-
ties for violation of such rules and regulations; and repeal-
ing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith" with ref-
erence to Hotel Commissioner and the location of the office
of the Hotel Commission.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Hotels and Innkeepers.
By Messrs. Bryant and Harris of Alachua-
House Bill No. 234:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting and providing for
the payment of compensation to James S. Dunning for in-
juries received while in the performance of his duties for
the State of Florida.
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By Mr. Coogler, of Hernando-
House Bill No. 235:
A bill to be entitled An Act regulating the issuance of
marriage licenses; fixing the minimum age of applicants
therefore and providing certain exceptions to the minimum
age requirement.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Printing.
By Mr. Sikes, of Okaloosa-
House Bill No. 236:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 64 of Chapter
14658, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931, relating to pleading and
practice in Chancery.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Messrs. Buie of Marion, Smith of Marion, Moore of
Leon, Sinclair of Polk, Martin of Polk, Marchant of Polk,
Overstreet of Dade, Holt of Dade, Lindsey of Dade, Fuller of
Pinellas, Outman of Pinellas, Hale of Volusia, and Byington
of Volusia-
House House Bill No. 237:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for and creating a
State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers; granting
to such Board certain powers and prescribing certain duties;
regulating the profession of funeral directing and embalming
in the State of Florida; prescribing the qualifications of fun-
eral directors and embalmers, and providing for the examina-
tion thereof; fixing the license fees to be paid by funeral di-
rectors and embalmers; providing for the revocation or sus-
pension of funeral directors and embalmers licenses, and re-
view of the Board's actions relating thereto; providing for the
better protection of lives and health and the prevention of
the spread of infectious and contagious diseases, and making
unlawful violations thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committees on Judiciary "A" and Public Health.
By Mr. King, of Duval-
House Bill No. 238:
A bill to be entitled An Act regulating the issuance of
marriage licenses; prescribing the time for issuance thereof,
and fixing the minimum age of applicants therefore and pro-
viding certain exceptions to the minimum age requirement.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."
By Mr. King, of Duval-
House Bill No. 239:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing the authority per-
mitted to perform the marriage ceremony.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."
By Mr. King, of Duval-
House Bill No. 240:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the sale, control
and licensing of the sale of appliances, drugs, medicinal
preparations intended or having special utility for the pre-
vention of conception and/or venereal diseases; prescribing
the duties of the State Board of Pharmacy in relation thereto
and providing penalties for the violation of the provisions
of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Martin, of Polk-
House Bill No. 241:
A bill to be entitled An Act defining the duties of the
Clerks of the Circuit Court, Tax Assessors and Tax -Collec-
tors of the several Counties in the State of Florida, with
respect to taxes on lands as to which the owners have availed
themselves of the privileges conferred by the terms of Chap-
ter 16252 Laws of Florida, Acts of 1933, as amended by
Chapter 17400, of the Laws of Florida, Acts of 1935, and
Chapter 17403, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1935.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on County Officials.
By Messrs. Smith of Clay and Sikes of Okaloosa-
House Joint Resolution No. 242:
A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to Section
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relating to Taxation and Finance So As to Provide for the
Levy and Collection of State Tax Upon Incomes and so as
to Provide Authority for the State of Florida to Levy and
Collect Inheritance or Estate Taxes Under Certain Condi-
tions.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA:
That the following Amendment to Section 11 of Article
IX of the Constitution of the State of Florida relating to Tax-
ation and Finances be, and the same is, hereby agreed to,
and shall be submitted to the Electors of the State of Flor-
ida at the General Election to be held on the first Tuesday
after the first Monday in November, A. D., 1938, for ratifi-
cation or rejection, that is to say, that Section 11 of Article
IX of the Constitution of the State of Florida be amended
so as to read as follows:
The Legislature of the State of Florida shall have power
to lay and collect taxes on incomes from whatever source
derived, and the proceeds of such income tax shall be ap-
plied exclusively toward provision for the aged, infirm and
unfortunate under the system prescribed by Section 3 of
Article XIII of the Constitution of the State of Florida. No
taxes upon inheritances shall be levied by the State of Flor-
ida, or under its authority, and there shall be exempt from
taxation to the head of the family residing in this State,
household goods and personal effects to the value of Five
Hundred ($500.00) Dollars, provided, however, that the
Legislature may provide for the assessment, levying and
collection of a tax upon Inheritances, or for the levying of
Estate taxes, not exceeding in the aggregate the amounts
which may by any law of the United States be allowed to
be credited against or deducted from any similar tax upon
Inheritances, or taxes on estates assessed or levied by the
United States on the same subject, but the power of the
Legislature to levy such Inheritance taxes, or Estate Taxes
in this State, shall exist only so long as, and during the time,
a similar tax is enforced by the United States against Flor-
ida Inheritances or Estate and shall only be exercised or
enforced to the extent of absorbing the amount of any de-
duction or credit which may be permitted by the laws of
the United States, now existing or hereafter enacted to be
claimed by reason thereof, as a deduction or credit against
such similar tax of the United States applicable to Florida
Inheritances .or Estates, The Legislature may provide for the
appropriation of all Estate and Inheritance taxes collected
under this Article to such State, County, Municipal or Edu-
cational purposes as it may deem advisable.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Peeples, of Glades-
House Bill No. 243:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 17612, Laws
of Florida, Special Acts of 1935, entitled "An Act to fix the
salary of the City Clerk of the City of Moore Haven, Flor-
ida, and requiring the clerk to make bond."
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Cole of Escambia; Kelly of Nassau; Clement
of Pinellas; Buie of Marion; Smith of Marion; Martin of
Hillsborough; Sheldon of Hillsborough; Rose of Charlotte;
Dekle of Hillsborough; Overstreet of Dade; West of Santa
Rosa; Jernigan of Escambia; Early of Sarasota; Hendry of
Hardee; Dishong of DeSoto; Hatch of Suwanee; Best of Su-
wanee; Harris of Alachua; Lewis of Levy; Hale of Volusia:
Morrow of Palm Beach; Slappey of Gadsden; Hewitt of
Union; Papy of Monroe; Rardin of Palm Beach; Eide of High-
lands; Peeples of Glades; Butt of Brevard; Fraser of Baker;
Gray of Bay; Adams of Calhoun; Walters of Osceola;
Chavous of Dixie; McCarty of St. Lucie; Byington of Volusia;
Winburn of Lafayette; Hazen of Bradford.
House Bill No. 244:
A bill to be entitled An Act designed to eradicate the
"chainstore" evil declaring an economic state of affairs which
is inimical to the general welfare to exist in the State of
Florida by reason of the spread of this evil and providing
regulations for the business of retail merchandising in Intra-
state Commerce in this State to remedy this economic state
of affairs and to eradicate this evil; requiring a permit to
sell merchandise at retail; limiting the issuance of such
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to partnerships in which all part owners are bona fide resi-
dents of Florida and to corporations in which all stock, ex-
cept preferred stock under certain circumstances, is owned
by bona fide residents of Florida, requiring that the char-
ters of all corporations securing such permits shall contain
certain provisions and restrictions upon the ownership of
stock, the residence of officers, directors and stockholders,
and the scope of activity and the authority of such corpora-
tions, limiting the issuance of permits to partnerships in
which part owners have not as individuals or as members
of other partnerships secured a permit, classifying merchan-
dising and limiting the issuance of permits to one for each
classification to any one person, firm or corporation, provid-
ing for a general merchandising permit and limiting the
issuance of such permits to one for any one person, firm
or corporation, providing that permits shall not be issued
for a business to be conducted in connection with or inci-
dental to any other retail business of the same classifica-
tion nor under the same trade name as some-other to which
a permit for the same classification has been issued, pro-
viding that no permit may be issued for any business which
is to be subsidiary to or related in anywise to any manufac-
turing business, providing that no such permit shall issue to
any applicant who is engaged in any combination, conspir-
acy or agreement with other permittees to buy all or the
large majority of his merchandise from one concern or in
cooperation with other permittees, providing that no permit
shall be issued to any applicant who is to be the agent of
any concern whose principal business is that of retail mer-
chandising, providing that no such permit shall be issued
to any applicant who is engaged in any combination, con-
spiracy or agreement with some other person or firm to
operate, manage or supervise the business to be conducted,
providing that no such permit shall be issued to any ap-
plicant who is to purchase all or the large majority of his
merchandise from any person or concern whose principal
business is that of retail merchandising, providing that no
such permit shall be issued if the business for which it is
issued or the assets of said business or evidence of interest
in said business has been hypothecated to any person or
concern whose principal business is that of retail merchan-
dising or to any person or concern in privy to a person or
concern whose principal business is that of retail merchan-
dising, providing for the application for the issuance of such
permits, the substance of such permits, the limits upon such
permits and the fees to be paid for same, appropriating funds
for the administration and enforcement of this Act, creating
a Bureau of Commerce and the position of Secretary, de-
fining their duties, power and authority and prescribing
their pay and respective qualifications, and empowering said
bureau to administer and enforce these provisions and issue
such permits, providing for the payment of fees for such
permits to the County Tax Collectors and the countersig-
nature of such permits by such tax collectors, prohibiting
the issuance of occupational licenses except upon presenta-
tion of such a permit, and providing for the annual renew-
al of such permits, empowering the bureau to require in-
formation from permittees to determine whether such per-
mits are subject to revocation, requiring that such permits
be prominently displayed at the place of business issued for,
empowering the Bureau of Commerce or the Circuit Court
to revoke such permits on grounds enumerated therein, pro-
"viding remedies for the enforcement of this Act, defining
false statements made in securing such permits as perjury
and providing penalties upon conviction thereof, defining
the sale of merchandise at retail in Instrastate Commerce
without first securing a permit as a misdemeanor anr d pro-
viding penalties upon conviction thereof, excepting from its
operation certain services, labor and merchandise under cer-
tain circumstances, defining the terms "Selling at Retail",
"Retail Merchandising", "Merchandise", "Trade Name", "Bona
Fide Resident" and including a separability clause and an
emergency clause as to effective date.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Mr. Jernigan, of Escambia-
House Bill No. 245:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and requiring the
State Road Department to purchase and/or lease that cer-
tain toll bridge connecting the City of Pensacola and County
of Escambia with Santa Rosa County, Florida, in extension
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chase and/or lease and the time within which said bridge
shall be purchased or leased; repealing any conflicting laws
restricting the State Road Department from expending sums
for such purchase and/or rental in excess of twenty-five per-
cent of funds allocated in any budget year to any district
insofar as same relates to the purchase and/or lease of said
bridge.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Slappey of Gadsden-
House Bill No 246:
A bill to be entitled An Act concerning Notaries Public
who are stockholders, directors, officers o)r employees of
banks or other corporations.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C."
By Mr. Getzen of Sumter, Smith and Buie of Marion, Fahs
and Cooley of Lake, Burks of Pasco, and Williams of Citrus-
House Bill No. 247:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the enlargement, further
improvement and maintainenance of Dade Memorial Park,
and to make appropriation therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Forestry.
By Mr. Burks of Pasco-
House Bill No. 248:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Nannie
A. Tate of Dade City, Pasco County, Florida, widow of John
Thomas Tait, deceased, Confederate veteran.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on State Pensions.
By Mr. Burks, of Pasco-
House Bill No. 249:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 4011 of the
Compiled General Laws of Florida 1927, the same being Sec-
tion 13 of Chapter 10177 of the Acts of the Legislature of
1925 relating to the interest rates to be charged upon small
loans.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Banks and Loans.
By Mr. Burks, of Pasco-
House Bill No. 250:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 16975 of the
Acts of 1935 amending Section 4981 of the Compiled General
Laws of Florida, 1927, being Section 3189 of the Revised Gen-
eral Statutes of Florida 1920, relating to the residence re-
quired within the State of Florida to obtain divorce.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Burks, of Pasco-
House Bill No. 251:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 17324 desig-
nating and establishing a certain State road which has here-
tofore been designated as State Road No. 293, and changing
the location of said road as designated in said Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Burks, of Pasco-
House Bill No. 252:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for and regulating
the registration fees to be charged for a license tag for a two
wheel boat trailer.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committees on Finance and Taxation and Motor Vehicles
and Carriers.
By Mr. Rose, of Charlotte-
House Bill No. 253:
A bill to be entitled An Act defining Naturopathy and pro-
viding for and regulating the practice of Naturopathy in the
State of Florida; providing for the persons entitled to practice
Naturopathy; creating the Florida State Board of Naturo-
pathic Examiners, and providing for the qualifications, ap-
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Board; deposit of fees received, expense report of receipts and
disbursements; providing for the examination, admission and
licensing of Naturopaths in the State of Florida, and charg-
ing of fees for the same; providing for the securing of annual
renewal licenses, the charging of fees therefore and penalty
for failure to pay annual fee; recording licenses; providing
for the duty of Prosecuting Attorney and assistance of said
Board; causes for revocations, the proceeding therein, and
reinstatement thereof; reciprocity with other States; provid-
ing for the regulation of the use of professional terms and
abbreviations; providing for prosecution and penalties for the
violation of the provisions of this Act; repealing of all Laws
in conflict herewith; and providing for the invalidity of any
part of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Peacock, of Jackson-
House Joint Resolution No. 254:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Section 18
of Article III of the Constitution of the State of Florida re-
lating to the Legislative Department by providing for a ref-
erendum upon Acts of the Legislature in certain cases.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Section 18 of Article III
of the Constitution of the State of Florida relating to the
Legislative Department be and the same if hereby agreed to
and shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the State
of Florida for ratification or rejection at the next General
Election to be held in November, 1938. That is to say that
Section 18 of Article III of the Constitution of the State of
Florida be amended so as to read as follows:
"SECTION 18. No law shall take effect until sixty days
from the final adjournment of the session of the Legislature
at which it may have been enacted, unless otherwise specially
provided in such law. Upon the presentation to the Secretary
of State within ninety days after the final adjournment of
the Legislature of a petition signed by registered voters equal
in number to ten per cent (10%) of all the votes cast for all
candidates for Governor at the last preceding General Elec-
tion at which a Governor was elected, asking that any Act or
Section or part of any Act of the Legislature passed at the
session just adjourned be submitted to the electors for their
approval or rejection, the Secretary of State shall submit
to the electors for their approval or rejection such Act, or
Section or part of such Act, at the next succeeding General
Election occurring at any time subsequent to thirty days after
the filing of said petition or at any special election which
may be called by the Governor, in his discretion, prior to such
regular election, and no such Act or Section or part of such
Act shall continue in effect after the holding of the referen-
dum thereon unless the same shall be approved by a majority
of the qualified electors voting thereon at the taking of such
referendum. In the case of local or special laws a like referen-
dum shall be ordered upon a petition of like character signed
by twenty five per cent of registered voters in the locality
or territory affected by such special or local Act. No referen-
dum petition filed against any Act or any Section or part of
any Act providing for tax levies or the levy of assessments or
tolls shall be delayed from going into effect by virtue of the
filing of said referendum petition unless the Legislature shall
in and by said Act so provided pending the taking of the
vote upon ratification or rejection of said Act at the referen-
dum election by this amended Section provided for. Nothing
in this Section shall prevent the Legislature from altering,
amending and repealing any Act after it has been ratified or
approved at said referendum election, nor from re-enacting
said Act in whole or in part at any subsequent session should
the same have been disapproved by the electors."
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Godwin, of Washington-
House Bill No. 255:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing ample Cholera Serum
for treatment of hogs in the State of Florida which might
be necessary to properly control the Cholera Epidemic and
appropriating funds thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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By Mr. Hendry, of Hardee-
House Bill No. 256:
A bill to be entitled An Act to require the State Road De-
partment to construct and maintain, through all incorpor-
ated Cities and Towns, in the State of Florida, all streets
that form or constitute a link in any State Road or Roads.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committees on Cities and Towns and Public Roads and
Highways.
By Mr. Hendry, of Hardee-
House Bill No. 257:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating the office of County
Attorney in and for all Counties in the State of Florida hav-
ing a population of not more than twelve thousand and not
less than ten thousand, according to the last preceding Fed-
eral census that has been officially taken; providing for the
election thereof; prescribing the duties and powers of said
officer; fixing the term of office of said officer and the com-
pensation to be paid to said officer, and repealing all laws
and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Messrs. Crary of Martin and Wood of Lee-
House Bill No. 258:
A bill to be entitled An Act to make it unlawful to take,
capture, kill, possess, barter, sell, purchase, or knowingly
transport,.or to attempt to take, capture, kill, possess, barter,
sell, purchase or knowingly transport, any alligator or croco-
dile, or the skin, teeth or eggs of any alligator or crocodile,
and providing penalties for violation of this Act, and re-
pealing all laws in conflict with the provisions of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committees on Fish & Game and Conservation.
By Messrs. Sheldon, Martin and Dekle, of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 259:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for a front license
plate for automobiles, trucks and other licensed vehicles.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
By Messrs. Sheldon, Dekle and Martin, of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 260:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit the sale, disposi-
tion or exchange in Florida of goods, wares and merchandise
manufactured or mined in whole or in part by convicts or
prisoners (except convicts or prisoners on parole or proba-
tion); providing for the sale of such goods, wares and mer-
chandise to any Federal, State, County or Town Govern-
ment, or any other political subdivision thereof, and provid-
ing penalties for the violation of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D."
By Mr. Hewitt, of Union-
House Bill No. 261:
A bill to be entitled An Act directing the State Road De-
partment to complete State Road Number 49 from Raiford
to Macclenny, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet, of Dade-
House Bill No. 262:
A bill to be entitled An Act to cancel all outstanding Cer-
tificates of Tax Sale affecting certain portions of Matheson
Hammock Park in Dade County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Sheldon and Martin, of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 263:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5438 of the
Revised General Statutes, State of Florida, of 1920, relating
to obscene prints, pictures and literature.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D."
By Mr. Sheldon, of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 264:
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and providing an appropriation to compensate him for his
unjust conviction and imprisonment.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Messrs. Sheldon, Dekle and Martin, of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 265:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the cancella-
tion of delinquent taxes levied and assessed by the State of
Florida, the County of Hillsborough and the City of Tampa,
Florida, and all other taxes and assessments levied and as-
sessed against certain real estate owned by the Field Artil-
lery Athletic Association, a non-profit corporation, and used
by the Armory Board of the State of Florida for military
purposes exclusively and to provide for future exemption so
long as such property is owned and used by said Field Ar-
tillery Athletic Association and the Armory Board of the
State of Florida for military purposes exclusively.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Sheldon, Dekle and Martin, of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 266:
A bill to be entitled An Act to establish a uniform color
for school buses in the State of Florida and to prohibit the
use of the same color scheme on any other vehicles operated
on a public highway and provide penalties for violation of
this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Education "A" and Motor Vehicles &
Carriers.
By Messrs. Sheldon, Dekle and Martin, of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 267:
A bill to be entitled An Act imposing an additional tax
upon gasoline or other like products of petroleum; provid-
ing for reports of sales of such commodities to the Comptrol-
ler 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 provisions of this Act; providing that
the gasoline inspection laws of the State of Florida shall ap-
ply to this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Fuller, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 268:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Governor,
Comptroller and Treasurer of the State of Florida to exchange
bonds held, owned or acquired by virtue of Section 146 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida, 1920, the same being
Section 176 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927,
as amended by Section 2, of Chapter 14653 Laws of Florida,
1931, for refunding bonds, provided it is first determined
that it is to the best interest of State to accept such refund-
ing bonds.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet of Dade-
House Bill No. 269:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 6027 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida (being Section 8321 Com-
piled General Laws) relating to the issuance and service of
process in criminal cases.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D."
By Mr. Outman, of Pinellas-
House Joint Resolution No. 270:
A Joint Resolution proposing the amendment of Section 7
of Article X of the Constitution, relating to the exemption of
homesteads from taxation.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA:
That the following Amendment of Section 7 of Article X of
the Constitution of the State of Florida relating to the exemp-
tion of homesteads from taxation, be, and the same is hereby
agreed to, and shall be submitted to the electors of the State
at the General Election of Representatives in 1938, for ap-
proval or rejection; that is to say, that the said Section 7 of
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Every person who has the legal title or beneficial title in
equity to real property in this State and who resides thereon
and in good faith makes the same his or her permanent home,
or the permanent home of another or others legally or nat-
urally dependent upon said person, shall be entitled to an
exemption from all taxation, except for assessments for spe-
cial benefits, up to the assessed valuation of Five Thousand
Dollars on the said home and contiguous real property for
the year 1938 and thereafter. Said title may be held by the
entireties, jointly, or in common with others, and said exemp-
tion may be apportioned among such of the owners as shall
reside thereon, as their respective interests shall appear, but
no such exemption of more than Five Thousand Dollars shall
be allowed to any one person or on any one dwelling house,
nor shall the amount of the exemption allowed any person
exceed the proportionate assessed valuation based on the in-
terest owned by such person. The Legislature may prescribe
appropriate and reasonable laws regulating the manner of
establishing the right of said exemption. Provided, however,
all of the provisions hereof shall be self-executing without any
action by the Legislature.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Fuller, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 271:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the measure of fees of
the County Judge in civil cases in counties in which there
is no County Court.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on County Officials.
By Mr. Outman, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 272:
A bill to be entitled An Act limiting the foreclosure of
State owned tax certificates against homestead property.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Stanly, of Duval-
House Bill No. 273:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 19 of Chap-
ter 15789, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931, defining and classi-
fying intangible personal property for the purpose of taxa-
tion and the levy and collection of taxes upon such intangi-
ble personal property, said Act being cited or referred to as
"Intangible personal property taxation Act of 1931". To
provide by such amendment that the lien of such intangible
personal property taxes shall be upon all real or personal
property of the taxpayer in the county in which they are
assessed and a lien in other counties from the time action
is taken to enforce such taxes in such other counties and
to subordinate said lien, whether heretofore or hereafter
accruing to the lien of bona fide prior existing mortgages
and vendors' liens; and further providing for the enforce-
ment of such prior mortgages or vendors' liens against such
tax lien of the State of Florida and consenting to such suits
to enforce such prior liens with the making of the Comp-
troller of the State of Florida a party defendant for and on
behalf of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Mr. Fuller of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 274:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 1 of Chapter
15658 of the Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931, entitled "An Act
imposing a tax upon all Corporations, Firms and Individuals
receiving payment for electricity for light, heat or power, and
for natural or manufactured gas for light, heat or power and
for the use of telephones and or the sending of telegrams and
telegraph messages or engaged in any such business; provid-
ing the method of collecting said tax and penalty for the fail-
ure to pay the same.", so as to exempt municipalities from
the payment of such tax and the provisions of such act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Utilities.
By Mr. Fuller, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 275:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to pleading and prac-
tice in civil actions at law in County Judges' Court; provid-
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the County Judges' Court and the rules governing Appellate
proceedings therefrom shall conform to and be the same as
the rules governing civil actions at law in the Circuit Courts
of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Messrs. Stanly, King, Christie, of Duval-
House Bill No. 276:
A bill to be entitled An Act affecting the government of
the City of Jacksonville; requiring the use of voting machines
in all city elections.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Stanly asked unanimous consent to make a motion
"Which was given.
Mr. Stanly moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 276 be read the second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 276 was read the second time by its
title only.
Mr. Stanly moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 276 be read the third time in full and put
upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 276 was read the third time in full.
Upon the call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker: Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges,
Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples. Platt.
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders,
Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay),
Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker.
Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -94.
Nays-None.
So the House Bill No. 276 passed, title as stated.
Mr. Stanly moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 276 be immediately certified to the
Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-third vote.
And the same was ordered immediately certified to the
Senate.
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet, of Dade-
House Bill No. 277:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 13989, Laws
of Florida, 1929, entitled: "An Act making it a Misdemeanor,
punishable by fine or imprisonment or both, for any person
or persons to place or post within the right-of-way of any
public road or highway in Dade County, Florida, any sign or
billboard or advertising matter of whatsoever character, ex-
cept by and with the consent of the Board of County Com-
missioners of said county," by adding a section providing that
the appearance of the name of any person, firm or corporation
on any sign, billboard or other advertising matter within thp
right-of-way of any public road in Dade County, Florida, shall
constitute prima facie evidence that such person, firm or
corporation placed or caused to be placed such sign, billboard
or other advertising matter within said right-of-way.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Ray, of Manatee-
House Bill No. 278:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 9692 of the
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1923, being "An Act to incorporate
the City of Bradentown, in Manatee County, Florida, and to
provide for its government and prescribe its jurisdiction and
powers and to abolish the present corporation of the City of
Bradentown, in Manatee County, Florida," by changing cer-
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repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith, and
expressly repealing Section 20 of said Act as amended by
Chapter 16329 of the Laws of Florida, Acts of 1933.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Fuller of Pinellas-
House Joint Resolution No. 279:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to the Constitution of the
State of Florida amending Section 6 of Article IX thereby
relating to the issuance of State bonds, be and the same is
hereby agreed to and shall be submitted to the electors of
the State at the General Election of Representatives in 1938
for approval or rejection.
Section 6. The Legislature shall have power to provide for
Issuing State bonds only for the purpose of repelling invasion
cr suppressing insurrection, or for the purpose of redeeming
or refunding bonds already issued. Provided, however, that
the Legislature may authorize the issuance of State revenue
bonds upon a majority vote of the qualified electors of the
State, the proceeds of such bonds to be used exclusively for
the construction of a primary system of State highways. Such
bonds shall be paid or redeemable solely from the proceeds
of specific sources of revenue other than ad valorem taxes on
real estate.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendment.
By Mr. Early, of Sarasota-
House Bill No. 280:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing and determining the sal-
aries, compensations and traveling expenses of the Members
of the Board of Public Instruction for Counties of the State
of Florida having a population of not less than 13,620, nor
more than 13,891, according to the last State census and fix-
ing the time from which said compensation shall be payable.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet, of Dade-
House Bill No. 281:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the repayment to
every County and/or Special Road and Bridge District or
other special taxing district of such county of all amounts
which shall have been furnished, advanced, paid out, distrib-
uted or expended in the construction or building within such
county of any road which shall have been designated a State
Road, and directing the proceedings to bring about such pay-
ment.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Morrison, of Wakulla-
House Bill No. 282:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Vester
Culverson, presently of Wakulla County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Pensions.
By Mr. Morrison, of Wakulla-
House Bill No. 283:
A bill to be entitled An Act repealing Chapter 16789, Laws
of Florida, A. D. 1935, relating to the exemption from excise
taxes of aviation motor fuel.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Sudduth and Gray, of Bay-
House Bill No. 284:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1 of Chapter
16232, Laws of Florida, General Acts of the Legislature of
1933, and to redesignate the course and route of State Road
No. 10 through Panama City.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Messrs. Fulkerson and Rogers, of Broward-
House Bill No. 285:
A bill to be entitled An Act to exclude certain lands from
the limits of the City of Hollywood, a municipal corporation
of Broward County, Florida.
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Mr. Fulkerson asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Fulkerson moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 285 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 285 was read the second time by its
title.
Mr. Fulkerson moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 285 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 285 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. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges,
Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders,
Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay),
Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker,
Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -94.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Fulkerson moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 285 be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 285 was ordered immediately certified to
the Senate.
By Mr. Coogler, of Hernando-
House Bill No. 286:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for an allowance in
the form of a pension of twenty-five dollars monthly to Miss
Ada Cooper Law and making an appropriation to take care of
such an allowance or pension.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on State Pensions.
By Mr. Stewart, of Hendry-
House Bill No. 287:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Mrs. An-
nie Ferguson Andrews, widow of William Andrews of Hendry
county, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on State Pensions.
By Mr. Hodges, of Orange-
House Bill No. 288:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to insolvent estates of
decedents, to the practice and procedure relating thereto, to
County Judges and their duties and jurisdiction in winding
up affairs of insolvent estates and to appellate procedure re-
lating thereto and to repeal all laws and statutes in conflict
herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Scales, of Taylor-
House Bill No. 289:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of Fannie L. Lips-
comb, widow, Taylor County, Florida, and making an appro-
priation therefore as compensation for the loss of her husband,
Forrest L. Lipscomb, who, as sheriff of Taylor County, Florida,
was killed while apprehending an escaped state convict from
the Florida State Prison.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Messrs. Fulkerson and Rogers, of Broward-
House Bill No. 290:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the cancellation
and release of all State, Broward County and Special District
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by the State of Florida, County of Broward and other special
taxing districts on lands owned by the City of Hollywood, or
to which it holds a deed of conveyance and which lands are
used exclusively for municipal purposes.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Cole, of Escambia-
House Bill No. 291:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 3270, Section
3271, Section 3272 and Section 3290, relating to the Bureau of
Vital Statistics, providing for the recording and preservation
of all vital statistic records in the office of the County Judges
of the respective counties of the State of Florida; the desig-
nation of the County Judges' offices as the local Bureau of
Vital Statistics; and the designation of the County Judges of
each of the Counties of the State of Florida as the local Reg-
istrar of Vital Statistics of each of the Counties of the State
of Florida; and requiring transmission of all records herein
by former local Registrars and all persons having possession
of records of births and deaths to the County Judges of each
of the Counties of the State of Florida within thirty (30)
days of the effective date of this law and providing for the
punishment of such persons failing or refusing to deliver said
records; and requiring the Clerk of all Counties of the State
of Florida having records of final decrees of divorces to file
lists of all final decrees of divorces granted in his respective
court on or before the tenth day of each month.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on County Officials.
By Messrs Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet, of Dade-
House Bill No. 292:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 8, of Chap-
ter 7672, Laws of the State of Florida, Acts of 1917, entitled
"An Act to abolish the present municipal government of the
Town of Miami Beach; in the County of Dade and State of
Florida, and to establish, organize and incorporate a city
government for the City of Miami Beach, to define its ter-
ritorial boundaries, to prescribe its jurisdiction, powers and
privileges, and for the exercise of same, and to authorize
the imposition or penalties for the violation of its ordi-
nances" as amended by Chapter 9836, Laws of Florida, Acts
of 1923, entitled "An Act to amend Chapter 9023, of the Laws
of Florida relating to the municipal government of the City
of Miami Beach; and to amend Chapter 7672 of the Laws
of Florida relating to the municipal government of the City
of Miami Beach" and as amended by Chapter 17602, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1935, entitled "An Act to amend Sections
3, 4, 10, and 14 of Chapter 9836, Laws of the State of Flor-
ida, Acts of 1923, entitled "An Act to Amend Chapter 9023
of the Laws of Florida, relating to the municipal government
of the City of Miami Beach; and to amend Chapter 7672 of
the Laws of Florida, relating to the municipal government
of the City of Miami Beach" and as amended by Chapter
17605, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1935, entitled "An Act to
amend Sections 3, 4, 10 and 14 of Chapter 9836, Laws of
the State of Florida, Acts of 1923, entitled "An Act to amend
Chapter 9023 of the Laws of Florida, relating to the munici-
pal government of the City of Miami Beach, and to amend
Chapter 7672 of the Laws of Florida, relating to the munici-
pal government of the City of Miami Beach" and as amend-
ed by Chapter 17595, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1935, entitled
"An Act to amend Section 1 of Senate Bill No. 345 of the
Acts of Florida of 1935, the same being "An Act to amend
Sections 3, 4, 10 and 14 of Chapter 9836, Laws of the State
of Florida, Acts of 1923, entitled "An Act to amend Chapter
9023 of the Laws of Florida, relating to the municipal gov-
ernment of the City of Miami Beach, and to amend Chapter
7672 of the Laws of Florida relating to the municipal gov-
ernment of the City of Miami Beach"; defining city officers,
providing and naming the officers in whom the government
of the city shall be vested, abolishing the office of Mayor,
fixing the date of general elections, providing the term of
office of present city councilmen and their successors in of-
fice, providing for a Chairman of the City Council who
shall for certain purposes have the title of Mayor and pro-
viding his duties, providing for filling his office in the event
of disability or inability to act, providing for the appoint-
ment of a committeeman for each of the several departments
of the city, and providing that no member of the City Coun-
cil may, during the term for which he was elected, be elect-
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Councilman, which shall have been created or the emolu-
ments of which shall have been increased during such time.
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Lindsey asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Lindsey moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 292 be read the second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 292 was read the second time by its
title only.
Mr. Lindsey moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 292 be read the third time in full and put
upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 292 was read the third time in full.
Upon the call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges,
Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders,
Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay),
Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker,
Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -94.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Lindsey moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 292 be immediately certified to the Sen-
ate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 292 was ordered immediately certified to
the Senate.
By Mr. Cole, of Escambia-
House Bill No. 293:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for improvements
and additions to the Supreme Court building and its library
its furniture and equipment, for the separate, distinct and in-
dependent use of the Supreme Court, for appointment of a
commission to aid in connection therewith, annual expense
of maintenance, making appropriations for the same, and
other purposes appertaining thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Holt of Dade-
House Joint Resolution No. 294:
A Joint Resolution proposing amendments to Section 1, Ar-
ticle III; Section 2, Article III; Section 3, Article III; Section
4, Article III; Section 5, Article III; Section 6, Article III;
Section 8, Article III; Section 9, Article III; Section 10; Ar-
ticle III; Section 11, Article III; Section 12, Article III; Sec-
tion 13, Article III; Section 14, Article III; Section 17, Article
III; Section 28, Article III; Section 29, Article III; Section 31,
Article III; Section 34, Article III; Section 15, Article V; Sec-
tion 1, Article VII; Section 2, Article VII; Section 3, Article
VII; Section 15, Article IV of the Constitution of Florida.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA:
That Section 1 of Article III of the Constitution of the State
of Florida be amended to read as follows:
"Section 1. Commencing with the regular session of the
Legislature to be held in April, A. D. 1939, the Legislative au-
thority of this State shall be vested in a Legislature consist-
ing of one (1) Chamber, which shall be designated The Leg-
islature of the State of Florida, and the sessions thereof shall
be held at the seat of government of the State. All authority
vested by the Constitution or laws of the State in the Senate,
House of Representatives of joint session thereof, insofar as
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one (1) Chamber. All provisions in the constitution and laws
of the State relating to the Legislature, the Senate, House of
Representatives, joint session of the Senate and House of
Representatives, Senate or member of the House of Repre-
sentatives shall, insofar as said provisions are applicable, ap-
ply to and mean said Legislature of one (1) Chamber hereby
created and the members thereof. All references to the Clerk
of the House of Representatives or Secretary of the Senate
shall mean, when applicable, the Clerk of the Legislature of
One (1) Chamber. All references to the Speaker of the House
of Representatives or President of the Senate shall mean
Speaker of the Legislature. Whenever any provision of the
Constitution requires submission of any matter to or action
by the House of Representatives, the Senate or joint session
thereof, or the members of either body or bodies, it shall, on
and after the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April,
A. D. 1941, be construed to mean the Legislature herein pro-
vided for."
That Section 2 of Article III of the Constitution of the State
of Florida be amended to read as follows: "The regular ses-
sions of the Legislature shall be held on the first Tuesday
after the first Monday in April, A. D. 1941, and on the corres-
ponding day of every year thereafter, but the Governor may
convene the same in extra session by his proclamation. Regu-
lar sessions of the Legislature may extend to thirty days, but
no special session shall exceed twenty days."
That Section 3 of Article III of the Constitution of the State
of Florida be amended to read as follows:
"Section 3. That members of the Legislature of the State
of Florida shall be chosen quadrennially, beginning with the
General Election on the first Tuesday after the first Monday
in November, A. D. 1941, and thereafter on the correspond-
ing day of every fourth year."
That Section 4 of Article III of the Constitution of the
State of Florida be amended to read as follows:
"Section 4. The members of the Legislature of the State
of Florida shall be duly qualified electors in the districts for
which they were chosen. The pay of members of the Legis-
lature shall not exceed Five Thousand Dollars per annum,
payable monthly, during their term of office and mileage to
and from their homes, to the seat of government, not to ex-
ceed ten cents (10c) a mile each way, by the nearest and most
practicable route."
That Section 5 of Article III of the Constitution of the
State of Florida be amended to read as follows:
"Section 5. No member of the Legislature of the State of
Florida shall, during the time for which he was elected, be
appointed or elected to any civil office under the Constitu-
tion of this State that has been created, or the emoluments
whereof shall have been increased during such time, nor shall
any member of the Legislature during such time, nor shall any
member of the Legislature during the time for which he was
elected, be employed by any department of the State of Flor-
ida, or of any of the political subdivisions thereof, or by the
Federal Government or any of its agencies. The acceptance
of any such employment shall render such member ineligible
to sit in the Legislature, and shall immediately vacate and
render null and void the election of such member to the Leg-
islature."
That Section 6 of Article III of the Constitution of the
State of Florida be amended to read as follows:
"Section 6. The Legislature of the State of Florida shall
judge of the qualifications, elections and returns of its own
members, choose its own officers, and determine the rules of
its proceedings. The Legislature shall, at the convening of
each regular session thereof, choose from among its own mem-
bers a permanent Speaker of the Legislature of the State of
Florida, who shall be its presiding officer. The Legislature
may punish its own members for disorderly conduct; and,
with the concurrence of two-thirds (2/3) of all its members
present, may expel a member."
That Section 8 of Article III of the Constitution of the State
of Florida be amended to read as follows:
"Section 8. The seat of a member of the Legislature shall
be vacated on his permanent change of residence from the
district from which he was elected."
That Section 9 of Article III of the Constitution of the State
of Florida be amended to read as follows:
"Section 9. The Legislature during the session may punish
by fine or imprisonment any person not a member who shall
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presence, or if a refusal to obey its lawful summons, but such
imprisonment shall not extend beyond the final adjournment
of the session."
That Section 10 of Article III of the Constitution of the
State of Florida be amended to read as follows:
"Section 10. The Legislature shall have power to compel
the attendance of witness upon any investigations held by
itself, or by any of its Committees; the manner of the ex-
ercise of such power shall be provided by law."
That Section 11 of Article III of the Constitution of the
State of Florida be amended to read as follows:
"Section 11. A majority of the members of the Legisla-
ture shall constitute a quorum to do business, but a smaller
number may adjourn from day to day, and compel the pres-
ence of absent members in such manner and under such
penalties as it may prescribe."
That Section 12 of Article III of the Constitution of the
State of Florida be amended to read as follows:
Section 12. The Legislature shall keep a Journal of its
own proceedings, which shall be published, and the yeas and
nays of the members on any question shall, at the desire
of any five (5) members present, be entered on the Journal."
That Section 13 of Article III of the Constitution of the
State of Florida be amended to read as follows:
"Section 13. The doors of the Legislature shall be kept
open during its session, except while sitting in executive
session; and the Legislature shall not adjourn for more than
three (3) days, or to any other town than that in which it
may be holding its session."
That Section 14 of Article III of the Constitution of the
State of Florida be amended to read as follows:
"Section 14 of Article III of the Constitution of the State
of Florida is hereby repealed."
That Section 17 of Article III of the Constitution of the
State of Florida be amended to read as follows:
"Section 17. Every bill shall be read by its title on its
first reading in the Legislature, unless one-third (1/3) of
the members present desire it read by sections. Every bill
shall be read on three (3) several days, unless two-thirds
(2/3) of the members present when such bill may be pend-
ing shall deem it expedient to dispense with this rule. Every
bill shall be read by its sections on its second reading and on
its final passage, unless on its second reading two-thirds
(2/3) of the members present shall deem it expedient to
dispense with this rule. The vote on the final passage of
every bill or resolution shall be taken by yeas and nays, to
be entered on the Journal; provided, that any general re-
vision of the entire laws embodied in any bill shall not be
required to be read by sections upon its final passage, and
its reading may be wholly dispensed with by two-thirds (2/3)
vote. A majority of the members present shall be necessary
to pass every bill or resolution. All bills or resolutions so
passed shall be signed by the presiding officer of the Legis-
lature and the Clerk thereof."
That Section 28 of Article 111 of the Constitution of the
State of Florida be amended to read as follows:
"Section 28. Every bill that may have passed the Legis-
lature shall, before becoming a law, be presented to the
Governor; if he approves it he shall sign it, but if not
he shall return it with his objections to the Legislature,
which shall cause such objections to be entered upon its
Journal, and proceed to reconsider it; if, after such recon-
sideration, it shall pass the the Legislature by a two-thirds
(2/3) vote of the members present, which vote shall be en-
tered on the Journal of the Legislature, it shall become a law.
If any bill shall not be returned within five days after it
shall have been presented to the Governor (Sunday except-
ed), the same shall be a law, in like manner as if he had
signed it. If the Legislature, by its final adjournment, pre-
sents such action, such bill shall be a law, unless the Gov-
ernor, within ten days after the adjournment, shall file such
bill with his objections thereto, in the office of the Secretary
of State, who shall lay the same before the Legislature at
its next session, and if the same shall receive two-thirds
(2/3) of the votes present, it shall become a law."
That Section 29 of Article 111 of the Constitution of the
State of Florida be amended to read as follows:
"Section 29. The Legislature shall have the sole power of
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shall be required to impeach any officer; and all impeach-
ments shall be tried by the Legislature. When sitting for
that purpose, the members shall be upon oath or affirmation,
and no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of
two-thirds (2/3) of the members present. The Legislature
may adjourn to a fixed day for the trial of any impeach-
ment, but the time fixed for such trial shall not be more
than six (6) months from the time articles of impeachment
shall be preferred. The Chief Justice shall preside at all
trials by impeachment, except in the trial of the Chief Jus-
tice when the Governor shall preside. The Governor, ad-
ministrative officers of the Executive Department, Justices
of the Supreme Court and Judges of the Circuit Court shall
be liable to impeachment for any misdemeanor in office, but
judgment in such cases shall extend only to removal from
office and disqualification to hold any office of honor, trust
or profit under the State; but the party convicted or ac-
quitted shall nevertheless be liable to indictment, trial and
punishment according to law."
That Section 31 of Article 111 of the Constitution of the
State of Florida be amended to read as follows:
"Section 31 of Article 111 of the Constitution of the State
of Florida is hereby repealed.
That Section 34 of Article 111 of the Constitution of the
State of Florida be amended to read as follows:
"Section 34. Immediately upon the impeachment of any
officer by the Legislature, he shall be disqualified from per-
forming any of the duties of his office until acquitted by the
"Legislature, and the Governor in such case shall at once ap-
point an incumbent to fill such office, pending the impeach-
ment proceedings. In case of the impeachment of the Gov-
ernor, the Speaker of the Legislature shall act as Governor,
pending' the impeachment proceedings against the Governor."
That Section 15 of Article V of the Constitution of the
State of Florida be amended to read as follows:
"The Governor by and with the consent of the Legislature,
shall appoint a State Attorney in each judicial circuit, whose
"duties shall be prescribed by law, and who shall hold office
for four years. There shall be elected in each county a
sheriff, and a clerk of the Circuit Court, who shall also be
clerk of the County court, except in cities where there are
"criminal courts, and of the board of county commissioners,
and recorder and ex officio auditor of the County, each of
whom shall hold office for four years. Their duties shall
be prescribed by law."
That Section 1 of Article VII of the Constitution of the
State of Florida be amended to read as follows:
"Section 1. That the terms of office of each and every
Senator and member of the House of Representatives shall
expire at the election of members of the Legislature of the
State of Florida, which shall be held on the first Tuesday
after the first Monday in November, A. D. 1940."
That Section 2 of Article VII of the Constitution of the
State of Florida be amended to read as follows:
"Section 2. The Legislature shall consist of not more than
sixty (60) and not less than fifty (50) members, the exact
number to be provided by law."
That Section 3 of Article VII of the Constitution of the
State of Florida be amended to read as follows:
"At the regular session of the Legislature to be held in
the year A. D. 1939, the Legislature shall by law determine
the number of members to be elected to the Legislature. It
shall then divide the population of the State by the number
of representatives to be elected, and the result so obtained
shall constitute the population unit for representation. It
shall then divide the total area of the State into the same
number of the Legislative districts as there are members to
be elected, such districts to be composed of contiguous and
compact territory, the smallest territorial unit within such
district being the election precinct, and any attempt to ger-
rymander shall render void the election of any member of
the Legislature from such gerrymandered district. No
legislative district so formed shall have a population which
shall vary by more than five thousand (5000) less or more
than the population unit.
The basis of apportionment shall be the population as
shown by the next preceding official Federal census or offi-
cial State census, whichever shall have been taken nearest
any apportionment. Not oftener than every ten years it
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State in like manner as herein provided, and in the event
the Legislature shall fail to so re-apportion the representa-
tion in the Legislature, the Governor shall (within thirty
(30) days after the adjournment of the regular session) call
the Legislature together in Extraordinary Session to consider
the question of re-apportionment, and such Extraordinary
Session of the Legislature is hereby mandatorily required to
re-apportion the representation before its adjournment, and
such Extraordinary Session so called for re-apportionment
shall not be limited to expire at the end of twenty days, or
at all, unless re-apportionment is effected, and shall con-
sider no business other than such re-apportionment."
That Section 15 of Article IV of the Constitution of the
State of Florida be amended to read as follows:
"Section 15. All officers that shall have been appointed
or elected and that are not liable to impeachment may be
suspended from office by the Governor for malfeasanse or
misfeasance or the neglect of duty in office or the commis-
sion of any felony or for drunkenness or incompetency only
after two Circuit Judges, one of whom shall be a circuit
Judge of the circuit of said officer, together with a Justice
of the Supreme Court, have been assigned by the Governor
within thirty days after the filing of charges by the Gov-
ernor, shall first within ten days thereafter in the county of
said officer conduct a hearing and investigation, thereof.
The officer shall have notice of said investigation and hear-
ing, and opportunity to be heard in his defense and sum-
mons witnesses in his behalf. Said Judges shall within
thirty (30) days after, a full and impartial hearing and in-
vestigation report to the Governor their findings thereon
and such findings shall be conclusive and binding upon the
Governor; the said officer may in the event said charges
are sustained present a transcript of testimony to the Su-
preme Court of Florida within thirty days after such decis-
ion and finding of said Judges and the Supreme Court
shall within ten days after receipt of such transcript con-
sider said finding and decision and shall either affirm or
reverse the same within its discretion. If the final decision
thereon sustain said charges of said Governor, he shall be
removed from office. If said charges are not sustained as
herein provided, said officer shall resume his office and
shall not suffer any loss of salary or other compensation in
consequence of such suspension. The suspension or removal
herein authorized shall not relieve the officer from indict-
ment for any misdemeanor or felony in office. The Gov-
ernor shall have power to fill by appointment any office,
the incumbent of which has been suspended.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. Cole of Escambia, Kelly of Nassau, McCarty
of St. Lucie, Sheldon and Dekle of Hillsborough, Outman
and Clement of Pinellas, Buie of Marion, Martin of Hills-
borough, Lewis of Levy, Christie, Stanly and King of Duval,
Collins of Leon, Lanier of Madison, Peacock of Jackson,
Marchant, Sinclair and Martin of Polk, Drummond of Holmes,
Getzen of Sumter, Bryant of Alachua, Butt of Brevard. Mor-
row and Rardin of Palm Beach, West of Santa Rosa, Sikes of
Okaloosa, Dishong of DeSoto, Fulkerson and Rogers of
Broward, Crary of Martin, Papy of Monroe, Peeples of
Glades, Byington of Volusia, Hale of Volusia, Smith of Clay,
Hewitt of Union, Cook of Flagler. Jernigan of Escambia,
Overstreet, Lindsey and Holt of Dade, Ray of Manatee, Gas-
ton of Madison, Rose of Charlotte, Hodges of Orange, Gray
and Sudduth of Bay, Fraser of Baker, Fuller of Pinellas,
Godwin of Washington, Early of Sarasota, Smith of Mar-
ion, Chavous of Dixie, Adams of Calhoun, and Winburn of
LaFayette.
House Bill No. 295:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for a statewide re-
tirement system for teachers; to provide for its management
and regulation; to define its membership and benefits pay-
able thereunder; to broaden the definition of the word
"Teacher" to include employees of the boards of Public In-
struction and employees of the educational institutions of
higher learning of the State and employees of the Florida
Industrial School for Boys and employees of the Florida
Industrial School for Girls and employees of the Florida
School for the Deaf and the Blind and employees of the
Board of Trustees created under this Act and the State Su-
perintendent of Public Instruction and his employees and the
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the supervision of the State Superintendent of Public In-
struction; to provide for contributions by the members of
the retirement system and by the State of Florida; to ap-
propriate money from the General Revenue Fund of the
State for the payment of part of the costs of maintenance
and all of the costs of administering the system and to reg-
ulate the use of these monies; to provide that all benefits
payable under the system shall be exempt from all taxes
and from execution and attachment and other legal process
and shall be non-assignable except as provided therein; and
to provide penalties for violations of this Act and of rules
or regulations lawfully made under authority thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Education "B".
By Mr. Holt of Dade-
House Joint Resolution No. 296:
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Section 15
of Article IV of the Constitution of the State of Florida, re-
lating to the Executive Department.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Section 15 of Article IV
of the Constitution of the State of Florida be and the same is
hereby agreed to and shall be submitted to the electors of the
State of Florida at the next General Election to be held on
the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, A. D.
1938, for ratification or rejection:
"Section 15. All officers that shall have been appointed or
elected and that are not liable to impeachment may be sus-
pended from office by the Governor for malfeasance or mis-
feasance or the neglect of duty in office or the commission of
any felony or for drunkenness or incompetency only after
two Circuit Judges, one of whom shall be a Circuit Judge of
the circuit of said officer, together with a Justice of the Su-
preme Court, have been assigned by the Governor within
thirty days after the filing of charges by the Governor, shall
first within ten days thereafter in the county of said officer
conduct a hearing and investigation, thereof. The officer
shall have notice of said investigation and hearing, and op-
portunity to be heard in his defense and summons witnesses
in his behalf. Said Judges shall within thirty (30) days after
a full and impartial hearing and investigation report to the
Governor their findings thereon and such findings shall be
conclusive and binding upon the Governor; the said officer
may in the event said charges are sustained present a trans-
cript of testimony to the Supreme Court of Florida within
thirty days after such decision and finding of said Judges
and the Supreme Court shall within ten days after receipt of
such transcript consider said finding and decision and shall
either affirm or reverse the same within its discretion. If the
final decision thereon sustain said charges of said Governor,
he shall be removed from office. If said charges are not sus-
tained as herein provided, said officer shall resume his office
and shall not suffer any loss of salary or other compensation
in consequence of such suspension. The suspension or re-
moval herein authorized shall not relieve the officer from in-
dictment for any misdemeanor or felony in office. The Gov-
ernor shall have power to fill by appointment any office, the
incumbent of which has been suspended.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Scales, of Taylor (by request)-
House Bill No. 297:
A bill to be entitled An Act For the Relief of Southeastern
Natural Gas Corporation for Taxes PaidUnder Protest by
Southeastern Natural Gas Corporation, Southeastern Natural
Gas Company and Super Fuel Company under Chapter 15658,
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931, and Making an Appropriation
Therefor and Directing the Proper State Officers to do all
Things Necessary to Accomplish the Refund of Said Taxes.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Scales, of Taylor (by request)-
House Bill No. 298:
A bill to be entitled An Act to Amend Section 4 of Chapter
17474, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1935, being an Act entitled "An
Act to Provide Educational Opportunities at State Expense
for Children of a Deceased Veteran of the Militia, Naval, Mar-
ine or Nurses Corps of the United States Entering Such Ser-
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vice Between the 6th day of April, 1917, and the 2nd day of
July, 1921, or from Injuries Sustained or Diseases Contracted
While in Service and for Children of Parents Having Been a
Bona Fide Resident of Florida for Five Years Next Preceding
Application for Benefits Under this Act and Providing for
Rules, Restrictions and Limitations Hereof; Providing for the
Manner and Application of Sums Appropriated and Expended
Under this Act and Withdrawing of the Benefit of this Act
for Such Child or Children; Providing for the Appropriation
of Monies and its Application Therefor in Regards to Benefit
Set Forth Under This Act."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Drummond, of Holmes-
House Bill No. 299:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending House Bill Number
1457, Chapter 12,335, Acts of 1927, entitled: "An Act designating
a certain State Road to be known as State Road Number 88,
commencing on the State line dividing the State of Alabama
and the State of Florida, due South of Stephen's Ferry, on
Pea River, in the State of Alabama, at the end of State High-
way in the State of Alabama, crossing said river at said Fer-
ry; thence in a Southeasterly direction, the nearest and most
practicable route to an intersection of the section line divid-
ing Sections 4 and 5, 8 and 9, 16 and 17, 20 and 21, 28 and
29, 32 and 33, Township 5 North Range 17 West; and Sections
4 and 5, 8 and 9, 16 and 17, 20 and 21, 28 and 29, 32 and 33,
Township 4 North Range 17 West; and Sections 4 and 5, 8
and 9, 16 and 17, Township 3 North Range 17 West; point
of intersection of said Highway with said described Section
line or lines, to be determined by the State Road Department,
which from said determined point on said Section line, or
lines, thence South along said described Section line, due
South as nearly as practicable to a point on State Road Num-
ber 1, 330 feet from the East end of the bridge on what is
known as Sandy Creek on said road; thence crossing the Old
Spanish Trail, or State Road Number 1, at said point and
running in a Southwesterly direction, crossing the L. & N.
Railroad between the present County Road crossing and the
railroad trestle on the L. & N. Railroad over Sandy Creek;
thence in a Southerly direction from said crossing to connect
with the old county road at the bridge on the County road
over the Little Creek south of Ponce de Leon; thence to fol-
low the old County Road bed for a distance of approximately
one-half (V2) mile; thence to form a junction with State Road
Number 88 at the Holmes and Walton County line; providing
further that the right of way for said road for its junction
with State Road Number 1 shall not be required to exceed
fifty-five (55) feet in width through the unincorporated town
of Ponce de Leon; provided further that nothing in this Act
shall be construed to change the location of said road in Wal-
ton County, Florida, or north of the "Y" at the junction of
said road with State Road Number 1 in Holmes County, Flor-
ida."
Which was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Drummond asked unanimous consent to make a mo-
tion.
Which was given.
Mr. Drummond moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 299 be read the second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 299 was read the second time by its
title only.
Mr. Drummond moved that the rules be further waived
and House Bill No. 299 be read the third time in full and
put upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 299 was read the third time in full.
Upon the call of the roll on the passage of the bill the
vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early. Eide. Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges,
Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedv. Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey. Marchant. Martin (Hillsborough). Martin
(Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,











58 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders,
Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay),
Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker,
Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -94.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
Mr. Drummond moved that the rules be further waived
that House Bill No. 299 be immediately certified to the Sen-
ate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 299 was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
By Mr. Morrison, of Wakulla-
House Bill No. 300:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the operation and
speed of motor vehicles upon the public highways of this
state and fixing a penalty for the violation thereof and pro-
viding for the repeal of certain laws in conflict therewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
By Mr. Dishong, of DeSoto-
House Bill No. 301:
A bill to be entitled An Act to exempt property of religi-
ous and charitable institutions from taxes.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Rogers of Broward, Butt of Brevard, Smith of
Clay, Moore of Leon, Kelly of Nassau, Rose of Charlotte,
Platt of Collier, and Fulkerson of Broward-
House Bill No. 302:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 1, 11 and 18
of Chapter 14650 of the Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931, en-
titled "An Act defining the practice of barbering and requir-
ing a license or certificate of registration as a condition
precedent to any person practicing barbering or acting as an
apprentice barber and prescribing the terms and conditions
upon which licenses or certificates of registration may be
"issued to any person to practice barbering or act as an ap-
prentice barber in the State of Florida; creating the State
Board of Barber Examiners and defining and declaring its
powers and duties; regulating the practice of barbering or
acting as apprentice barber by those licensed hereunder; reg-
ulating the operation of barber schools; prescribing a course
of study for such schools and the requirements for gradua-
tion therefrom; imposing certain fees upon persons applying
for licenses, or certificates of registration to practice bar-
bering, act as apprentice barber or teach in barber schools
in this State; and appropriating the proceeds thereof to ac-
complish the purposes of this Act; and prescribing penalties
for the violation of the provisions of this Act and regulations
hereunder."
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
By Messrs. Getzen of Sumter, and Mays of Jefferson-
House Bill No. 303:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide that all moneys col-
lected in the name of the State of Florida by any agent or
department of the State of Florida, except a tax known as
the gasoline tax, which revenues have heretofore been ap-
propriated for the use and benefit of the State Road De-
partment of the State of Florida and of the several counties
of the State of Florida for usage in payment of road bonds
and coupons; shall be deposited in the General Revenue
Fund of the State of Florida, and providing further that no
moneys when so deposited in the State Treasury of the State
of Florida shall not be expended by any department of the
State of Florida or by any commission, board or agency of
the State of Florida except and upon authorization of such
expenditure under and by an appropriate act or acts of the
Legislature.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Scales, of Taylor-
House Bill No. 304-
A bill to be entitled An Act to Amend and Revise Section
6231 Revised General Statutes of Florida, 8567 Compiled



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General Laws, Relating to Commutation of Time for Good
Conduct of State Convicts.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on State Prisons and Convicts.
By Mr. Morrison, of Wakulla-
House Bill No. 305-
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of Amanda Du-
pree Alias Amanda Dupuis, a former employee of the State
of Florida, who was permanently injured while in the em-
ploy of the State of Florida, and awarding to her a pension.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Mr. Peeples, of Glades-
House Bill No. 306:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 17613, Laws
of Florida, Special Acts of 1935, entitled "An Act to provide
that the City Commissioner of the City of Moore Haven,
Florida, and the Clerk of said city shall all be elected at the
next municipal election to be held for the election of any
city officer, and that the said City Commissioners and City
Clerk shall be elected for two years, and to provide for the
election of said officers every two years thereafter."
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Mr. Alford, of Jackson-
House Bill No. 307:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Section 364 of the
Revised General Statutes of 1920, the same being Section 421
of the Compiled General Laws of 1927, as amended by Sec-
tion 15 of Chapter 13761, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1929, the
same being a law requiring candidates to file campaign ex-
pense statements.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Kelly, of Nassau-
House Bill No. 308:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the guardianship
of weak-minded and physically incapacitated persons by the
appointment of a curator to take charge of their property,
and, if necessary a guardian to take charge of their persons,
prescribing the form of petition, notice of hearing and pro-
cedure with reference to making said appointment, powers and
duties of curator and of Guardian, discharge of curator and
of guardian, appointed under the provisions of this Act, effect
of the decree of appointment and provisions for safeguarding
the property and interests of said weak-minded or physic-
ally incapacitated persons.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C".
By Mr. Alford, of Jackson-
House Bill No. 309:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Sections 365, 366, and
367 respectively of the Revised General Statutes of 1920, the
same being Sections 422, 423 and 424, respectively of the Com-
piled General Laws of 1927, the same being laws pertaining to
the time for keeping campaign expense statements; to sworn
statements showing names of political workers and to penalty
for failure to file statements by candidates in primary election.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Slap'pey, of Gadsden-
House Bill No. 310:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 1 of Chapter
15787, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931, relating to levying and
imposing an excise tax on documents to raise revenue for the
support of the State Government.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Sudduth and Gray, of Bay-
House Bill No. 311:
A bill to be entitled An Act to designate and establish a
certain road in Bay County, Florida, as a part of State Road
No. 10, as the same now exists.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.












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By Mr. Walters, of Osceola-
House Bill No. 312:
A bill to be entitled An Act to validate in the purchaser, or
purchasers, and their successors or assigns in title, the title
of all property acquired at Master's sale through foreclosure
of delinquent city taxes by the City of Kissimmee under Chap-
ter 8989, Special Acts of 1921.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Preacher, of Walton-
House Bill No. 313:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for improvements and
additions to the Supreme Court Building and its Library, Its
Furniture and Equipment for the Separate, Distinct and In-
dependent Use of the Supreme Court, for Appointment of a
Commission to aid in connection therewith, annual expense
of maintenance, making appropriations for the same and
other purposes appertaining thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.
Mr. Lanier asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Lanier moved that the rules be waived and that the
House do now revert to the order of introduction of House
Resolutions.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.



April 13, 1937



STATEMENT AND ESTIMATED BUDGET STATE OF FLORIDA
Showing Actual Disbursements for the Fiscal Years 1934; 1935; and 1936; and Estimate of Funds Needed for Fiscal
Year 1937-38.



Department Expended
EXECUTIVE- 1936
Governor's Office-Salaries ............. ....... ..................$ 25,603.23
Governor's Office-N. & R. Exp. ..................... .............. 22,834.85
Investigation Taxation and Finance ..................... ............ 12,017.16
Emer. Approp. No. 11369 ................................................ 21,654.96
Emer. Appro. No. 13630 ............. .................. ....... ........... 4,480.36
Contingent Expense of State ................. ..........................
State Planning Board ..........-.. .. ......................... .. ........ 24,479.90



Expended
1935
$ 23,099.00
12,519.00
16,554.42
14,924.27
1,050.00

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



Expended
1934
$ 22,881.99
12,485.57
4,775.40
15,194.78
1,348.01
3,405.20



T total ...... ............. ...... ...................... ........................... ................................... .......................



Special Emergency Appropriation to be allocated by execu-
tive order of the Governor, with approval of the Cabinet,
to any department where funds are necessary for un-
anticipated expenses, but only after proper notice and
public hearing as to needs. ...........................................
FINANCIAL-
Comptroller's Office--Salaries ...................-................
Comptroller's Office-N. & R. Exp. ...............................
Comptroller's Office-Fire Ins. ...........................................
Comptroller's Office-Bank Dept .......-................ ........
Additional Bank Examiners ......................... .........
Bldg. & Loan Examiners-Sal. & Exp. ...............................
Burglar Insurance .............. ...... ............. ... .. .......... ......
County Financial Statements ....................... .................
Budget Commission ...- .................. ........ .. .............
Documentary Stamp Tax Exp. Fund .......................................
Estate Tax Exp. Fund ................ .... ..............-............
Gasoline Dealers Lic.-Exp. Fund ......................................
Sm all Loan License Fund ............................ ........................
Auto. Trans. Exp. Fund ................. ........ ....................
State Aud. Dept.-Salaries ....-..................... ....................
State Aud. Dept.-N. & R. Exp ..................................................
State Treas.--Salaries ..... ..... .. .............. .................
State Treas. N. & R. Exp. ...................... ... ......................
State Treas. Additional Appro ............................... ....................
State Treas.-Burglar & other Ins. .......................... ......
State Treas.-Fire College ..................................... ..............
State Treas.-Ins. Dept.-Salaries ................... .....................
State Treas.-Ins. Dept.-Expense .........................................
Exp. of Collecting Revenue ................................ .......................
Exp. of Collecting Revenue Sp. 1927 Ap. ....................................
Refunds on Tax Cetfs. .................................. ..............
Prtg. Delinquent Tax Lists .............. .................... .................
County Assessor & Collectors Co. .........................................



109,711.93
35,478.01
1,500.00


1,494.50
9,516.65
1,702.00
35,187.54
58,734.64
19,396.73
5,397.82
2,402.50
85,467.59
25,982.95
28,857.58
2,503.95
5,933.13
4,840.22
984.80
22,326.14
5,614.74
213,214.94

"97.18
47,400.73
135,644.63



70,569.33
52,327.01

24,933.90


1,494.50
10,918.75
2,103.26
29,308.75
33,880.72
19,148.70
4,184.04
2,273.05
64,865.24
28,504.38
37,441.12
7,073.57
4,800.00
2,476.87


68,756.62
94,458.79
167.23
47,937.59
183,394.11



58,624.77
11,522.52

24,960.32
1,749.21
4,032.98
1,494.50
6,867.50

26,737.35
13,211.22
17,084.83
3,060.09
2,197.95
64,560.86
28,914.42
36,557.92
5,297.73
4,221.00
3,036.26


205,483.78
2,500.00
453.70
68,609.70
74,837.82



Est. Budget
1937-38
$ 24,000.00
12,500.00
None
None
None
15,000.00
None
... $ 51,500.00



500,000.00

75,000.00
25,000.00
1,500.00
15,000.00
None
None
1,500.00
7,500.00
2,000.00
30,000.00
25,000.00
17,500.00
3,500.00
2,250.00
65,000.00
25,000.00
20,000.00
5,000.00
5,000.00
3,500.00
None
20,000.00
5,000.00
200,000.00
None
None
45,000.00
67,500.00



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INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTION
By Mr. Lanier of Madison-
House Resolution No. 20:
WHEREAS, the budget submitted to the Legislature by
the Budget Commission, under the provisions of Chapter No.
14654, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931, has not been agreed
to by the Governor; and
WHEREAS, the budget so submitted by the said Budget
Commission is regarded by many members of this legisla-
ture as excessive in many items; and
WHEREAS, Section Nine (9) Article Four (4) of the State
Constitution requires that "the Governor shall communicate
by message to the legislature at each regular session infor-
mation concerning the condition of the state, and recommend
such measures as he may deem expedient"; and
WHEREAS, Section Twenty-seven (27) Article Four (4)
of the State Constitution specifies that each officer of the
Executive Department shall submit to the governor a full
report of receipts, expenditures, and requirements of their
respective departments when the governor shall require the
same, and further, that each house of the legislature may,
at any time, call upon any officer for information required
by it; now
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the (Florida House
of Representatives) that the following statement of the ex-
penses of the various departments of the state government
for the fiscal years 1934 and 1935, and 1936, and estimates
of needed appropriations for the fiscal year 1937-38, be sub-
mitted to the various departments:












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Department

FINANCIAL (Continued) -
Capital Stock Tax Exp. Fund ..................... ....................
M. V. L. Dept.-Sal. & Exp. Fund ............................................
Auto Theft Dept. ............ .............................................



State
Bevera
Coin



Expended
1936

12,213.55
154,512.05
206,590.06



Expended
1935

8,296.73
292,095.91
40,283.29



Expended
1934

6,738.37
164,110.29)
115,339.31)



April 13, 1937

Est. Budget
1937-38-

7,500.00
125,000.00



Racing Commission ....................... .... .............. 315,359.74 199,866.87 137,756.18 87,500.00
ige Department ....................................................... 218,533.99 85,931.44 70,604.34 120,000.00
operating Devices .................................... .... ................. 32,045.76 ............. .............. None
Total ........................................ ....................... ... ....................................... $1,006,750.00



LAW-
Attorney Genl.- Salaries .............. ... .... ........ ................. 37,344.48 33,214.44
Attorney Genl.-N. & R. Exp ......................... ................. ..... 8,245.86 4,420.82
T total ..................... ............................... .....



GENERAL EXECUTIVE-
Secy. of State- Salaries ......................... ..... ..... ..............
Secy. of State-N. & R. Exp. ..................... ..............................
Secy. of State-Prtg. Laws ........................ ......................
Supt. of Publ. Inst.-Sal ........... ............... ................ ...
Supt. of Publ. Inst.-N. & R. Exp. ...........................................
Teachers Exam Fund ...........................................................
State Board of Education-Inv. & Protection of Lands ............
Genl. Prtg. and Adv............ .......... ..................................
Stationery-Legis. & Exec. ............................... .........
R evolving Fund ............................................................ ..................
Exchange Compilation of Genl. and Session Acts .....................
Commsr. Agr. Prtg. Maps ............................... ................
C ensus .... ............. .... .........................................................
Total .....................



26,865.17
3,494.10
4,500.00
28,534.93
9,858.13
9,831.30
9.10
31,469.02

"381.47
96.11

32,240.17



JUDICIAL-
Supreme Court-Sal. ................................... ................. 52,362.48
Supreme Court-N. & R. Exp .............................................. 15,639.06
Circuit & Other Courts-Sal. ................................. ................... 326,221.89
Circuit & Other Courts-N. & R. Exp .................................... 18,929.11
Circuit & Other Courts-Jurors and Witnesses ........................ 205,433.41
Total ......... ...... ... .. ...... ..............................
ELECTIONS-
Expense Elections ..................... ................ ...... .................. 6,313.79
GENERAL GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS AND EXPENSE-
Fire Ins. Excess Prem. Fund ... .................. .................. 14,748.97
State Fire Ins. Fund .................. ........ ............ ... .................... 2,781.31
Fire Ins. Excess Prem. Fund Spl. 1927 Approp. ................... .............
Ins. Premiums ....................... ............ ........ 82,623.65
Governor's Mansion-Care & Upkeep ..................................... 4,899.80
Governor's Furnishings ...................................... ..... ................... 1,078.00
Capitol and Grounds ................... ......... ................................ 28,431.72
Total ..........................



MILITIA-
Fla. Natl. Guard- Sal. ...... ... ..................... .......................
Fla. Natl. Guard-N. & R. Exp. ....... ................................
Fla. Natl. Guard- Special ................................... ...............
Fla. Natl. Guard-Disaster & Emergency Relief .......................
Fla. Natl. Guard-Emergency ............................ ................
T otal ................. .... ....... ...............................................
REGULATION OF PUBLIC SERVICE OCCUPATIONS
AND INSPECTION-
Railroad Commission- Sal. ..............................................
(Change to Dept. Com. & Labor)
Railroad Comm.-N. & R. Exp. ....................................................
Railroad Comm.-Fines Fund ..............-........- ..................
Railroad Comm.-Auto Trans. Fund ....................................
Agents Qualification Tax Fund ............... ........................
Florida Securities Commission ......................-............. ..........
State Board of Architects-Spec. ..........................................
(Trans. to State Bd. Comm. & Labor)
State Board of Barber Examiners -....................... .....
(Trans. to State Board of Health)
State Board of Chiropractor Exam ........................................
(Trans. to State Board of Health)
State Board of Nurses Examiners ..........................................
(Trans. to State Board of Health)
Real Estate Commission ..................................
(Trans. to Dept. of Comm. & Labor)
State Labor Insp. ................... ......... ....................
(Trans. to Dept. of Comm. & Labor)



37,505.12
68,754.75
12,449.81
9,699.56
839.41




43,000.00

15,505.01
50.00
27,152.21
12,430.63
7,170.62
145.96

19,216.90

622.56

5,570.28

36,058.34

2,873.33



25,375.17
7,209.68

25,974.92
12,460.44
8,033.29
561.86
35,004.62
3,647.00
660.00

6,000.00
120,274.78



52,645.84
10,000.00
312,355.12
13,636.21
253,956.74



3,168.89


10,416.37
7,259.86
1,266.80
235,932.23
1.50

24,947.97



27,993.02
57,643.86
7,945.01






34,020.00

25,988.83
655.00
29,330.87
8,998.25
6,292.25


21,984.47

827.85

4,254.20

30,574.82

3,031.98



32,749.07
4,157.83
. .................. .



22,418.96
1,765.11
15,500.00
26,984.98
7,332.34
7,962.36

24,975.30
2,338.81
1,237.10
86.40





52,545.84
10,215.75
303,837.37
9,469.05
240,389.09



66,368.13


4,695.26

3,134.89
8,995.92
1,995.21
5,508.62
15,457.79



27,992.58
61,853.04
11,591.88






34,070.00

15,576.76
1,510.00
11,394.70
8,899.67
6,102.64
.. I -- -- -- -

20,141.52

421.64

4,537.20

24,530.91

2,853.16



35,000.00
5,000.00
$ 40,000.00

25,000.00
2,500.00
5,000.00
30,000.00
8,000.00
8,000.00
None
25,000.00
2,000.00
None
None
None
None
$ 105,000.00


53,000.00
12,500.00
250.000.00
10,000.00
225,000.00
$ 550,500.00


57,500.00


5,000.00
None
None
82,500.00
2,000.00
2,500.00
20,000.00
$ 112,000.00

30,000.00
60,000.00
None
None
None
$ 90,000.00


45,000.00

20,000.00
None
12,500.00
10,000.00
6,500.00
None

None

None

None

None

None



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Department



Expended
1936



REGULATION OF PUBLIC SERVICE OCCUPATIONS
AND INSPECTION (Continued)-
State Bd. of Beauty Culture Exams. ................................ 26,225.19
(Trans. to State Board of Health)
Workmen's Compensation Fund ............................................... 25,221.85
(Trans. to Dept. of Comm. & Labor)
T otal ...................... .............. ........................................
GENERAL INSPECTION FUND-
Commsr. of Agr.- Salaries ........................................................... 74,290.00


,ommrs. of Agr.-N. & R. Exp. .................. .................. 63,017.38
Bureau of Immigration Adv. Fla. ........................................ 76,588.73
State Marketing Bureau-Sal ................... ......................... ......29,568.00
State Marketing Bureau-N. & R. Exp. .......................................... 32,619.55
Milk and Cream Insp.-Sal. ............................ ............ 12,734.00
Milk and Cream-N. & R. Exp. .............................. ..................... 6,990.57
Enforcement Chp. No. 16083 .................... ........................... 22,169.40
Citrus Fruit Insp. ............ ........................ ............................... 464,459.05
State Chemists- Sal. ................................... ............. ........... 23,680.00
State Chemists--N. & R. Exp. ............................. .................. 6,472.81
State Milk Control Board ................................... .................. 55,798.69
(Trans. Milk Insp. Bureau)
Egg Inspection ................................................................. ............. 44,611.35
Frozen Dessert Insp.-Sal. & Exp .......................................... 3,074.21
Agricultural Marketing Board ........................... ............. ...... 20,409.74
Farmers Demonstration Work ....................... ......................... 4,568.76
Citrus Commission ........... ................................. 32,807.14
(Trans. Adv. Fund)
Fertilizer Fund- Special ................................................. ............... 7,734.86
Relief of Samuel F. Lusk ...........................-.............. ..... 682.75
T total ................................ ............................. ...................... ... ....
CITRUS ADV. FUND-
Advertising .................................... .......................................... 398,266.03
Admn. Cost-Citrus Inc. Genl. Insp.
Com m ................................................................... ... ....... .............Fund
T otal ....... ................................................................................
HEALTH AND SANITATION-
State Board of Health-Sal. & Exp. ..................................... .. 189,946.89
Vital Statistics .............. .................- ... .... ....... ........ 13,158.62
M alaria Research ....... ........................................................... 9,543.47
Leon County Health Unit ............................................ .................. 7,942.51
Escambia County Health Unit .................................................... 4,273.00
Jackson County Health Unit ......................... ............................ 8,751.18
Taylor County Health Unit ................................. ........................... 1,241.14
Broward County Health Unit ......................................................... 1,725.74
Gadsden County Health Unit ......................................................... 104.02
Drug Store Insp. ........................................... ......... ......... ..... 7,353.04
(Incl. Gen. Admn.)
Registration of Drs. and Midwives ...................-..................... 3,374.47
(Inc. Genl. Admn.)
Genl. Insp. Registration and examination duties taken over
from other departments ........... ................................
Total ............................. ......................................................
STATE HOTEL COMMISSION-
(Trans. State Bd. of Health) ......................... ............... 91,265.12



AGRICULTURE-
State Plant Board-Sal ....................................... ...
State Plant Board-N. & R. Exp. ..... .............................
State Plant Act of 1927 ..........................- ..................
State Plant Bd. Spec. 1927 Approp. .........................--..
Agr. Exten. Ser.-Screw Worm Con .............-....... -....................
Agr. Ext. Service ...............................-..-.......... .....-..
Main Agr. Experiment Station ................................................
SMain Agr. Exp. Sta. Spec. Approp. 1927 .................................
Tomato Disease Inv. ...................................... ... .. ..... .......
Strawberry Inv. ................... ..... .. ..............................
Citrus Disease Inv ............- ....-- ---- ........- ------..
Potato Disease Inv ..-....... ......... .......-...............
Pecan Insect. Inv................... ......................
Celery Inv. ................................. .....-- --.. ........ ....
Fumigation Research .................- --- .... .... ..........
Grape Pest Inv. ...................... .. ............................
Citrus Exp. Sta. ............................... .......................



97,265.12
22,279.62
35,000.00

20,023.55
70,706.25
153,569.78

2,530.64
6,031.88
3,203.27
2,954.91
2,143.95
4,747.20
2,787.39
3,259.99
32,896.83



Expended
1935



Expended
1934



61



Est. Budget
1937-38



SNone

-- None

$ 94,000.00



Given as
one
Total
in 1935



679.099.27



184,508.96
14,049.27
9,093.98
6,648.92
2,100.00



8,073.48

3,528.09



Given as
one
Total
in 1934



50,000.00


50,000.00
None
20,000.00
20,000.00
20,000.00
15,000.00
15,000.00
300,000.00
25,000.00
10,000.00
None

10,000.00
None
6,000.00
5,000.00
None



5,000.00
None
520.529.87 $ 551,000.00

...... 475,000.00

25,000.00
$ 500,000.00



183,858.50
13,138.34
9,714.06
8,044.28
2,500.00

"375.00


7,500.73

3,125.04



250,000.00
15,000.00
10,000.00
None
None
None
None
None
None
None

None



20,000.00
------------.... $ 295,000.00



76,295.51


130,634.72
30,068.38
35,043.83
19,362.27

70,803.98
198,117.99
12,631.20
3,075.19
6,689.70
4,029.61
5,576.36
2,921.06
6,901.82
3,937.32
3,780.58
12,724.73



82,352.48


122,433.97
36,329.90
34,956.17


66,079.10
164,247.74

2,721.37
5,910.23
2,963.84
4,921.58
577.84
3,590.94
2,186.78
3,218.83
12,081.45



None



50,000.00
20,000.00
None
None
15,000.00
70,000.00
175,000.00
None
2,500.00
6,000.00
5,000.00
4,000.00
1,250.00
3,500.00
2,000.00
2,500.00
30,000.00












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April 13, 1937



Department

AGRICULTURE (Continued) -
Everglades Exp. Sta ...................................................
North Fla. Exp. Sta. ............ ........... ............................
Sub Tropical Exp. Sta ..................... .............-......
W atermelon Dis. Inv ....................--.-.. ................
Apiary Industry ..........-- ........- ...................- ............. ......
State Livestock San. Bd.-Salaries ....................................
(Trans. to Dept. of Agr.)
State Livestock San. Bd. Serum & Virus ................-.............-
Relief Comm ............................... ..........................
Exp. Sta.--Incid ................. ....................... .................
Fed. Bank Head-Jones Agr. Fund ........................................
Spec. Poultry Indus ...... ....... ............... .. ... ... .........
Spec. Dairy Husbandry .................... ............. .................
W weather R reports .......... ...... ........ .........-.. ... ... ................. -
State Plant Board-Ind. Fly and Black Fly Erad. Fund ........
T otal ........................................................



Expended
1936

43,940.86
24,196.56
10,216.63
6,587.96
12,720.87
225,000.42



Expended
1935

46,099.47
21,018.48
11,148.10
6,254.22
11,480.75
257,455.68



55,150.46 36,725.92
............... 500.00
19,092.49 17,953.32
66,883.47 ...............
7,019.84 ............
6,414.12 ...-- ..
6,669.94 ..........
68,924.65 ..-- ... .
--. ------------- ----.-. ---. ---.I.-.--------------------



FORESTRY-
Everglades Fire Control Dist. ........................--- .......--- ...... 25,606.25
State Bd. of Forestry- Sal. ....................... -.......... ............. 20,950.00
State Board of Forestry-N. & R. Exp. .---.............. ............ 54,413.82
Conservation Dept. ....--............ ...-- ----....... ........... ...... 54,272.16
State Geological Survey -.........-..... ..... ..... .---- -......... ........ 10,570.05
State Game & Fresh Water Fish ..........-...-....... -................. 127,499.08



15,750.00
28,254.52
207,913.49
---------



Expended
1934

50,918.21
23,108.09
10,736.74
7,025.93
8,518.78
208,999.57

27,586.31
4,315.74
12,867.98



15,750.00
29,465.05
194,797.15
--- --- -- --



T total .................. ............... .. ................ .... ........ .. ... ...... ...



HIGHWAY DEPT.-
Administrative-Sal .................---........... ...............--.... 164,897.78
State Road Const. & Main. ..................- ..............................7,722,485.08
Total ...................--------------------------------
STATE INSTITUTIONS-
Board of Commsrs. of State Institutions-Sal. ........................ 4,999.92
Board of Commsrs. of State Institutions-N. & R. Exp.......... 3,049.87
Purchasing Department .................................-- ............. 907.42
Pardon Board ...-.............----............. --- -............... 530.69
Total .................. ..................................
HOSPITALS-
Fla. Crippled Children's Comm. Sal. & Exp. -........................... 85,733.50
Fla. State Hospitals-Sal. ...........--- .......---------........---....342,183.25
Fla. State Hospitals-N. & R. Exp. Inc.
M isc. Expenses .........-..............-- .......... ---..... ..... 764,017.60
Fla. Farm Colony-Sal. .-................----- .....-- --......-- ... 34,248.50
Fla. Farm Colony-N. & R. Exp ....-.......--- ....----------- ...--- -. 73,483.83
Tuberculosis Board -.................---------....... ........ 5,020.68
Purchase and Dist. of Insulin ....... ............... ................... 7,171.83
Total ........................ ..... .........................



CORRECTIONS-
State Prison Farm-Sal .......................-................
State Prison Farm-N. & R. Exp ............... ...................-.
State Prison Fund-N. & R. Exp. .......................................
State Prison Fund-Salaries ................ ...................
State Prison Farm-Women's Ward ................... .........
Fla. Inds. School for Girls-Sal. .................... .. ................
Fla. Inds. School for Girls-N. & R. Exp. .............................
Fla. Inds. School for Boys-Sal. ......................................
Fla. Inds. School for Boys-N. & R. Exp ................................
State Board of Public W welfare ......-- ................ ......... ......



127,872.76
284,783.53
163,215.50
16,227.65
140,89
13,962.42
25,237.02
42,796.94
89,630.70
----------------



7,417,337.93 6,987,990.68
- -- -- -- -.-.----------.--... .. .. .. ..... ... ...... ....



2,511.56
17,098.15
--- --- --- ---



49,385.71
322,407.32

814,487.87
35,381.00
102,489.30

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



104,550.68
258,379.23
152,723.38
80,589.59
8,464.72
12,223.14
22,100.26
38,476.30
82,640.71
15,921.53



Total .-----..............--------- --.....----------------



EDUCATION-
State Board of Control-Sal. ...---........... --.....--- ...--- --. 5,020.00
(Trans. to Bd. of Education)
State Bd. of Control-N. & R. Exp. .........-.......-.. ................- 1,966.81
Permanent Bldg. Fund .........--......... .......--.... ... --- 4,920.43
Dept. of Architecture Bd. of Con .... --......... --..------....-........ 18,775.87
Total ........ ...... ....- ............-..............---
Uni. of Fla.- Salaries ....-...... --...... ........... -.. -- ...--. 480,529.37
Uni. of Fla.-N. & R. Exp. .................. ... ......... ...--- 114,534.75
Uni. of Fla.-Campus Police .....- .......-.. ........- .........
Uni. of Fla.-WRUF (Station) ................... ........---...... 30,942.92
Erection of Education Bldg. ........... ........... .... ...........
Incidental Fund ........- ........--......-....------ -- --...... 141,217.61
Genl. Extension Div. Fund ..........--- ............------------- 43,486.95
Radio Sta. WRUF-Incid. Fund ..............--......... ....--..--..... 5,212.69



5,020.01

4,082.20
27,084.26
13,050.58

454,410.00
127,537.53
802.62
25,301.69
2,701.33
138,485.40
43,597.36
3,482.95



498.04
18,535.96
- -- - -



47,956.63
288,660.27

640,570.20
33,604.49
70,411.45





96,018.64
247,030.74
215,002.71
39,237.49

11,684.15
20,722.63
36,521.36
102,783.57
11,208.14



3,279.99

2,119.10
4,871.16
8,424.37

454,410.00
113,119.27
397.38
26,323.06
103,569.14
97,185.60
37,532.87
946.84



62



Est. Budget
1937-38

50,000.00
22,500.00
12,500.00
5,000.00
10,000.00
125,000.00

35,000.00
None
12,500.00
65,000.00
7,000.00
7,000.00
6,500.00
None
$ 744,750.00



15,000.00
30,000.00
55,000.00

150,000.00

$ 250,000.00


150,000.00
8,000,000.00
$8,150,000.00


3,000.00
1,500.00
None
500.00
$ 5,000.00



None
325,000.00

775,000.00
32,500.00
75,000.00
7,500.00
7,500.00
...... $ 122,250.00



90,000.00
200,000.00
150,000.00
15,000.00
None
12,000.00
25,000.00
37,500.00
90,000.00
None
$ 619,500.00


None

None
None
None

480,000.00
125,000.00
None
None
None
137,500.00
40,000.00
None



--- -- --- -- -- --- -- -- --- -- -- --- I.........











April 13, 1937



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Department



Expended
1936



Expended
1935



EDUCATION (Continued)--
Genl. Education Bd. Bldg. ................................................ 4,292.97
Americanism and Southern History ................................................ 2,471.65 3,392.22
Spec. Amer. Legion Fund ..................... .......... ........................ 1,910.00 2,200.00
Forestry Dept. ......................................... 4,483.80 ......
Naval Stores Research ............................ ..... .................. 2,500.00 .............
T total ................................ ........ ......................... ....... .. ...
FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE FOR WOMEN-Salaries ............ 322,930.00 309,600.00
Florida State College for Women-N. & R. Exp. .................. 52,600.00 56,320.86
Florida State College for Women-Incidental Fund .............. 62,889.60 72,517.30
Home Demonstration-Sal. ........................................ 3,746.30 5,268.01
Home Demonstration-N. & R. Exp. ........................................ 3,021.54 2,793.16



Total ................................................... .................. ...........................



Expended
1934

88,446.87
2,341.46
2,200.00
.... ......



Est. Budget
1937-38

None
2,500.00
2,000.00
25,000.00
5,000.00
.... $ 817,000.00



309,600.00 350,000.00
59,591.39 75,000.00
64,083.10 75,000.00
5,308.50 3,750.00
2,865.63 3,000.00
................... $ 506,750.00



Fla. School for Deaf and Blind-Sal. ........................................ 75,539.90 75,604.97 73,536.28 75,000.00
Fla. School for Deaf and Blind-N. & R. Exp. .......................... 72,503.18 67,553.88 60,288.85 75,000.00
Fla. School for Deaf and Blind-Incid. Fund .......................... 3,756.45 1,102.20 2.095.72 2,500.00
T total ...............................................$.............. ............. ....... ..... ... $ 152,500.00
Fla. A. & M. Coll. for Negroes-Sal ....................................... 95,500.00 90,690.57 88,560.43 95,000.00
Fla. A. & M. Coll. for Negros-N. & R. Exp ........................... 27,498.68 30,717.88 31,395.37 27,500.00
Incidental Fund .......................................... .. ......................... ... 9,566.27 12,036.52 20,238.85 10,000.00
Hospital Fund ............................. .................... ............................ 7,893.43 6,563.57 4,699.14 7,500.00
Sum m er School- Sal. ....................... ........... ............. ................. 10,340.00 ................ ................ 10,000.00
Total ................................... ..... ........ ..... .................. $ 150,000.00
OTHER DISBURSEMENTS FOR EDUCATION-
Scholarship Fund ............................ ..... .. .............- 8,500.00 18,800.00 33,250.00 None
Smith-Hughes Fund-State ........................... .................... 49,525.30 56,444.84 53,473.29 50,000.00
Geo. Reed Fund-State .......................... .................... 12.50 4,864.48 4,150.00 None
Geo. Elzey Fund- State ....................................................... ... 22,185.15 .......-.. ............... 22,000.00
Rehabilitation Fund.......... ......................... .... ................... 22,287.50 19,571.73 17,498.69 22,500.00
County School Fund ................................. ......... 10,500,000.00 5,467,924.79 Indef. 10,750,000.00
Free Text Book Fund .......................... ...... ....................825,234.16 119,789.04 ................ 300,000.00
Total ........ ............ .......................... ........... ........ $11,144,500.00



State Library Board-Sal .......................... ..... ...... 2,880.00 3,600.00
State Library Board-N. & R. Exp. .................................... 2,338.47 1,611.49
State Library Board- Assistant ....................... ................. ...... 1,080.00 ....
Total ..................... .. .............................
PARKS AND RESERVATION-
Royal Palm State Park .................... .............. 2,000.00 2,000.00
Dade Memorial Park .... .. .................. ...... 2,600.00 700.00
State Park ..................................... .................... .................... 24,858.59 ...... ....
(Trans. to Forestry Dept.)
State Forests ................... .. ........... ................24,977.59 ......
Everglades Natl. Park Comm. ............ .......................... 11,659.48 ........
Monuments and Battlefields .......................... 500.00 ..........
J. P. Benjamin Mem. ................. ............... ......... 1,585.50 600.00



3,600.00
1,879.13
------------------
S.............................


5,500.00
700.00



"95.00
600.00



3,600.00
2,000.00
1,080.00
$ 6,680.00


None
None
10,000.00

25,000.00
None
None
600.00



Total ............--------------........ U--------------- $ .35,600.
PENSIONS AND GRATUITIES-
Retired Off. and Employees ......................--------.. 3,125.00 1,875.00 1,875.00 2,500.00
Spec. Pen.-Various ............................... ......... 1,909.33 533.34 480.00 None
Confed. Sold. and Sail. Home .................. ...-...---. .... .... .1,373.50 9,695.60 None
School Teach. Pensions .................................... 36,499.22 29,563.99 .24,928.00 40,000.00
Pens. to Veterans and Widows ............ ............ ........ 705,207.34 770,648.64 870,910.61 600,000.00
State Ser. Office-Sal. ................................................. 5,499.96 5,242.48 5,500.00 5,000.00
State Ser. Office-N. & R. Exp ................................ 1,232.45 1,652.02 1,579.57 1,250.00
Relief Acts-Various ............. ........................ 4,225.00 7,742.28 3,936.86 None
Educational Oportunities-Children of Veterans .................... 2,177.30 ............... .............. None
State Employment Board ................ .............. 45,145.34 ........ ...... None
State Social Security Board ................................................ ................ 3,000,000.00
(Benefit Payments Matching Fed. Funds)
Child W welfare Program ...................................... .. 34,500.00
Administration-Sal. and Exp. ............--------- .............................425,000.00
Total ...............................-......... ......------------ .... $4,108,250.00
STATE BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION-
Bond Debt. Int. and Principal County Road and ... 7,367,804.64 6,530.577.66
Bridge Bonds ..................................... 8,017,003.46 7,367,804.64 6,530,577.66 8,000,000.00
TOTAL ESTIMATED STATE EXPENDITURE ........................ $39,866,780.00
Less Pensions to Veterans and Widows-Pres. Bal. in Treasury
Sufficient to Cover payments .................... ---. 600,000.00
NET ESTIMATED STATE EXPENDITURES .......................... $39,266,780.00



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64



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Expended
Department 1936
CONDENSED STATEMENT
REVENUE RECEIPTS-
Revenue Receipts 1935-36 Fiscal Year .............---......---.---
Anticipated Increase of 10% as result of normal improve-
ment in economic conditions ..........-----.----------------

Less following anticipated revenue loss:
Slot Machines (Collections 1936) .....................
Estimated decrease in inheritance tax ............-.......-------
NET ANTICIPATED REVENUE ........-.......-------..---.----...
Less Subventions, donations and grants ........ .... ..----...---
NET ANTICIPATED REVENUE FROM PRESENT SOURCES
FOR 1937-38 ......... .. .......... ........ ........................
TOTAL EXPENDITURES ON BASIS OF ABOVE ESTIMATES
SURPLUS FROM PRESENT REVENUE SOURCES ...............
NOTE: THE ABOVE ESTIMATES DO NOT INCLUDE the Congress
APPROPRIATIONS FOR LEGISLATIVE EXPENSE. Representati
"BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the various depart- Which was
ments are hereby authorized and required to submit a report tions.
to the legislature within twenty (20) days from the pas-
sage of this resolution, setting up a definite itemized budget Mr. Butt,
for their respective departments within the limits specified the following
in the above estimates, or in the event additional funds are To the Hon
deemed necessary submitting a definite itemized statement Speaker of
of any additional funds they feel to be necessary for the Florida Stat
proper and efficient operation of their respective departments. Tallahassee,
Which was read and referred to the Committee on Resolu- Sir:
tions. Your Con
Mr. Byington asked unanimous consent to make a motion. report and
Which was given. Standing Ru
Session of tl
Mr. Byington moved that the rules be waived and that e
the House do now revert to the order of introduction of The Comt
memorials said Rules, tb
memorials, mittees and
mittees and
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote. House be pr
INTRODUCTION OF MEMORIALS each Membe
In meeting
By Mr. Byington of Volusia- recommend
House Memorial No. 5: herein report
A Memorial to the Congress of the United States request- follows:
ing that immediate action be taken to appropriate sufficient
moneys for extension of the public works administration and Yeas-Mes
to provide greater cooperation between the States and the Drummond,
Federal Government in the construction of public works. (of Clay) St
WHEREAS, the problem of unemployment throughout the
United States of America is a permanent one, and the princi-
pal responsibility for care and relief of employables has been
undertaken by the Federal Government; and
Mr. Butt
WHEREAS, the Public Works Administration is an agency
of the Federal Government which has been providing em- Pending t
ployment to a large number of employables through Fed- Mr. Gray
eral and State cooperation in the construction of public ation of the
works; and until Thursc
WHEREAS, said Public Works Administration should be the Journal
continued and enlarged, and sufficient appropriation should Which wa
be made therefore by the 75th Congress of the United States The subst
now assembled; Now, Therefore, be it Rules Comn
RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF TA
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CONCURRING: STAND
That the Legislature of Florida memorialize the Congress
of the United States to take immediate action to appropriate
sufficient moneys for the construction of the Public Works OF THE I
Administration and its extension, to provide greater coopera-
tion between the several States and the Federal Government
in the construction of public works; and be it further Rule 1.
RESOLVED, that the Senators and representatives of the legislative
State of Florida and the Congress of the United States be adjourned,
requested to give their support to any measure that will con- pearance o:
tinue, enlarge, or make an appropriation for the continuance of the prec
of a public works program under the Public Works Administra- Speaker, a
tion, and that copies of this memorial be certified and for-
warded by the Secretary of State to the President of the permanent
Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of all Acts, I



Expended
1935



Expended
1934



$ 347,711.00
2,219,985.00



April 13, 1937



Est. Budget
1937-38

$44,132,719.39

4,413,271.93
$48,545,991.32

2,567,696.00
$45,978,295.32



2,897,284.69
$43,081,010.63
39,266,780.00
$ 3,814,230.63
of the United States, and to the Senators and
ves of the State of Florida in Congress.
read and referred to the Committee on Resolu-

REPORT OF COMMITTEES
Chairman of the Committee on Rules, submitted
Report:
orable W. McL. Christie,
the House of Representatives,
e Legislature,
Florida.

imittee on Rules and Calendar begs leave to
recommend the Rules hereto attached as the
Tes of the House of Representatives for the 1937
he Florida State Legislature.
nittee recommends that five hundred copies of
together with said list of Members, Standing Con-
Members thereof, Officials and Attaches of the
hinted and one copy thereof to be furnished to
r of the House.
g assembled for the purpose of formulating and
ig Rules of the House, upon motion to adopt the
t and Rules the vote of the Committee was as

;srs. Bryant, Burks, Cole, Collins, Cooley, Dekle,
Harrell, Ives, Leedy, Lindsey, Saunders, Smith
,anly, Wood (of Lee), Wood (of Liberty), Butt.
ie.
Yours respectfully,
NOAH B. BUTT,
Chairman Committee on Rules and Calendar.
moved the adoption of the report.
he consideration of which-
offered as a substitute motion that the consider-
Sreport of the Committee on Rules be deferred
lay, April 15, and that the report be spread upon
of April 14.
,s agreed to.
itute motion was adopted and the Report of the
nittee was ordered spread upon the Journal.

ING RULES OF THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES

)UTIES AND POWERS OF THE SPEAKER
OF THE HOUSE
The Speaker shall take the Chair on every
day at the hour to which the House shall have
call the members to order, and upon the ap-
f a quorum, proceed to business. The Journal
eding day shall be corrected, approved by the
tested by the Chief Clerk, and filed in the
records of the House. The Speaker shall sign
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of, or issued by order of, the House. He shall have gen-
eral control of the Hall of the House and of the corridors
and passages, and, in case of disturbance or disorderly
conduct in the galleries or lobby, may cause the same
to be cleared. He shall appoint all committees, unless
otherwise directed by the House.
DECORUM AND ORDER
Rule 2. The Speaker shall preserve decorum and or-
der, may speak to points of order in preference to other
members, and shall decide all questions of order, subject
to appeal to the House of Representatives by any mem-
ber, on which appeal no member shall speak more than
once, unless by permission of the House, and no other
business shall be in order until the question on the appeal
shall have been decided. Upon the taking of any appeal,
the form of the question to be put shall be, "Shall the
decision of the Chair be sustained?"
Rule 3. VOTING. The Speaker shall declare all votes,
but if any member rises to doubt a vote, the Speaker
shall order a division by rising vote, the count being
made by the Speaker and the Reading Clerk or his assist-
ant, provided, however, that upon a showing of hands
by five members he shall take the sense of the House by
yeas and nays, the call to be in alphabetical order. No
member shall be allowed to vote who shall not be upon
the floor of the House before the roll call is completed.
Rule 4. The Speaker shall rise to address the House
of Representatives, or to put a question, but may read
sitting.
Rule 5. In all yea and nay votes the Speaker's name
shall be called last.

SUBSTITUTE SPEAKER
Rule 6. The Speaker shall have the right to name any
member to perform the duties of the Chair; but such
substitution shall not extend beyond adjournment.
SPEAKER PRO TEM
Rule 7. The Speaker Pro Ter shall exercise the duties
and powers of the Speaker during his absence or dis-
ability.
MOTIONS
Rule 8. Seconds-Withdrawals. After a motion has
been stated, or read by the Speaker, it shall be deemed
to be in possession of the House of Representatives, with-
out a second, and shall be disposed of by vote of the
House of Representatives, but the mover may withdraw
it at any time before the same has been amended or be-
fore a vote thereon shall have been commenced, except
a motion to reconsider, which shall not be withdrawn
after the time has elapsed within which it could be orig-
inally made.
PRIORITY OF MOTIONS
Rule 9. When a question is under debate the Speaker
shall receive no motion but:
1. To adjourn at a time certain;
2. To adjourn;
3. To take a recess;
4. To lay on the table;
5. For the previous question;
6. To postpone to a day certain;
7. To commit to a committee of the Whole House;
8. To commit to a Standing Committee;
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11. To postpone indefinitely;
12. To strike out the enacting clause;
Which several motions shall have precedence in the
order named.
Rule 10. Recess and Adjournment. The Speaker shall
propound all questions in the order in which they are
moved unless the subsequent motion be previous in na-
ture except that in naming sums and fixing times, the
largest sums and the longest times shall be put first.
Motions to adjourn or recess shall be considered as first
in order, and shall be decided without debate. But one
substitute for a motion to adjourn shall be entertained.
The substitute motion shall fix a different time for ad-
journment, and the same shall be put without debate,
except that one minute shall be allowed the mover of
the substitute within which to explain his reasons there-
for. The substitute motion having been lost, the question
shall be put on the original motion which if lost shall
preclude any further motion to adjourn until other busi-
ness shall have been transacted, or debate on any ques-
tion shall have intervened.
Rule 11. Previous Question-Laying on the Table.
Motions for the previous question and to lay on the table
shall be decided without debate, provided, the introducer
of a resolution, bill or motion, not including motions to
adjourn or recess, shall be allowed five minutes within
which to discuss the same, and he may divide his time
with, or waive his right in favor of, some other member.
If an amendment be laid on the table such action shall
not carry the subject matter with it. The previous ques-
tion shall be put in the following form: "Shall the main
question be now put?" If the motion for the previous
question be adopted the sense of the House shall be taken
forthwith on pending amendments and the main ques-
tion in regular order.
Rule 12. Every motion shall be reduced to writing if
the Speaker shall so direct.

DIVISION OF QUESTION
Rule 13. Any member may call for a division of a
question when the sense will admit of it. A motion to
strike out and insert shall be deemed indivisible; a mo-
tion to strike out, being lost, shall neither preclude
amendment nor a motion to strike out and insert.
COMMITMENT
Rule 14. Motions or reports may be committed or re-
committed at the pleasure of the House of Representa-
tives.
Rule 15. Motions Generally. During the call of the
roll of Counties for the introduction of bills and joint
resolutions no motion shall be made or entertained with-
out the unanimous consent of those present.
Rule 15-A. No member shall address the Chair or re-
ceive recognition of the Chair for the purpose of intro-
ducing distinguished visitors or guests, or for making
motions to escort such visitors or guests to the rostrum
while the House is actually engaged in the consideration
of the order of business under paragraphs five to nine,
inclusive, of Rule 40, nor in violation of Rule 28; pro-
vided, however, that the same may be done between the
times of consideration of the various orders of business.
NOTICE OF MOTIONS
Rule 16. When any motion is to be made asking that
any bill, or joint resolution, be taken up out of its regu-
lar order and considered, previous notice of not less than
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such intention, specifying the number of the bill and its
position on the calendar and the Reading Clerk shall
read such notice immediately preceding the order of the
day.
AMENDMENTS
Rule 17. No motion or proposition of a subject differ-
ent from that under consideration shall be admitted un-
der color of amendment, but a proposal to strike out all
after the enacting clause of a bill and insert any new
subject matter of the same general nature as stated in
the title, shall be deemed proper and germane and shall
be dealt with as an amendment, and the adoption by the
House of such proposal shall not preclude further amend-
ment to its several parts after its adoption, in like man-
ner as if it were the original bill.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Rule 18. The unfinished business in which the House
of Representatives was engaged at the time of the last
adjournment shall have preference in the order of the
day next after motions for reconsideration.
PRIORITY OF BUSINESS
Rule 19. All questions relating to the priority of busi-
ness to be acted on shall be decided without debate.
PRECEDENTS
Rule 20. The Rules of Parliamentary Practice, com-
prised in the House Manual and Digest and Digest of
the rules and practice of the House of Representatives
of the Congress of the United States, shall govern this
House of Representatives in all cases in which they are
applicable, and in which they are not in conflict with
these rules, or standing orders of this House of Represen-
tatives, or the Joint Rules of the two branches of the
Legislature, and it shall be the duty of Speaker or Pre-
siding Officer for the time being, assisted by members
of the Committee on Rules and Calendar, to correctly
interpret and have enforced all rules governing this
House of Representatives at all times, unless the enforce-
ment thereof shall be waived or suspended as herein pro-
vided.
COMMITTEE ON RULES AND CALENDAR
Rule 21. All proposed actions touching the rules, joint
rules and order of business in the House of Representa-
tives shall be first referred to the Committee on Rules
and Calendar, which shall report as soon as practicable
thereafter. No report of the Committee on Rules and
Calendar shall be received by the House of Representa-
tives unless same shows eleven or more members of the
Committee present in person and voting favorably on said
report. A motion to waive this rule shall only be enter-
tained with unanimous consent of those members present.
WAIVER AND REPEAL OF RULES
Rule 22. These rules shall not be waived or suspended
except by a two-thirds vote of all the members present,
which motion when made shall be decided without de-
bate, as hereinafter provided, except that no motion to
waive any rule requiring unanimous consent of the House
shall be entertained except by unanimous consent of
those present, and this rule shall be rigidly enforced by
the Chair except as otherwise herein provided.
Rule 23. Unanimous Consent Special Order. No
motion to waive the rules and take up out of its regular
order on the Calendar any bill or joint resolution for con-
sideration immediately or as a special order shall be put
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those present, and such motion when made with unani-
mous consent shall be decided without debate, and must
receive a two-thirds vote of those present for its adop-
tion, except that the maker of the motion shall be al-
lowed not exceeding four minutes in which to explain
the purpose of request for unanimous consent to make a
motion to take up any bill or joint resolution out of its
regular order under this rule. Bills of public importance,
for which special consideration is asked as special orders
by the committee reporting on the same, whether the re-
port be favorable or not, may be made special orders for
consideration on a special calendar of special orders,
which may be taken up for consideration as a special
calendar by two-thirds vote of the House on motion to
take up that order of business; but no motion shall be en-
tertained to make any particular class of bills a special
order, and all bills set as special orders shall take prece-
dence on the special order calendar in the order in which
they were referred to such calendar.
Rule 24. Unanimous Consent-Special Order. The
House of Representatives may, on report and recommen-
dation of Committee on Rules and Calendar, by majority
vote of those present, adopt a special order of business
to be followed on any legislative day or any part or dur-
ing any hours of any legislative day, and such order of
business when so adopted shall not be departed from
without unanimous consent of all present, but shall con-
stitute a special order of business to be followed. Such
special rules of procedure, when adopted, shall not be
waived except by unanimous consent. Special rules shall
not be made with reference to a particular rule, memorial
or resolution, but shall in all instances deal with some
general head of business. The hours during which such
special rule shall be effective shall be specified, but shall
not extend beyond the legislative day named therein.
SPECIAL ORDER-LAST 21 DAYS
Rule 25. The Committee on Rules and Calendar may,
from day to day, during the last twenty-one working days
of the session, submit a special order calendar fixing the
priority of business to be transacted before the House
which shall be constituted of general measures of major
importance, and no other matters shall be considered
until such special order calendar has been disposed of
or altered as provided in Rule 24, provided, however,
that any bill or resolution appearing in such special order
calendar may be removed therefrom by a two-thirds vote
of all members present.

HOUSE SESSIONS
Rule 26. The House of Representatives shall meet on
each legislative day, except Saturdays, during the first
twenty-five days of the session, at ten o'clock A. M. and
adjourn at 1 o'clock P. M. A special session of the House
shall be held beginning at 8 o'clock P. M. on Tuesdays
and Thursdays for consideration of the Calendar of Local
Bills only. The time for meeting and adjourning of the
House during the remaining days of the session shall be
fixed by resolution except as to local bill nights, which
shall remain as herein provided for the whole session.
On local bill nights no bills other than those appearing
on or referred to the Calendar of Local Bills shall be con-
sidered except by unanimous consent of those present
after due notice, provided, however, that the Committee
on Rules and Calendar may from time to time submit a
special order calendar consisting of general bills having
only a local application for the consideration of the House
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sessions when same shall be considered, provided, how-
ever, that the Committee on Rules and Calendar shall
give at least twenty-four hours notice of such special
time.
MEMBERS
Duties, Rights and Decorum
Rule 27. Every member when about to speak, shall
arise and respectfully address the Speaker, and shall not
proceed until recognized by the Speaker, shall confine
himself to the question under debate and shall avoid
personalities. No member shall address the Chair out of
his place, nor speak out of his place, except that any
member after being recognized in his place, shall have the
right to advance to the space immediately in front of the
Speaker's desk and address the House. No member shall
occupy the space within the railing around the desk of
the Chief Clerk while the House is in session.
INTERRUPTIONS
Rule 28. No member shall be interrupted by another
without the consent of the member who has the floor,
except by rising to a question of order.
VOTING
Rule 29. Every member who shall be in the House of
Representatives when a question is put, when he is not
excluded by interest, shall give his vote, unless the House
of Representatives, by unanimous consent, shall excuse
him. Any member desiring to be so excused on any ques-
tion shall make application to that effect before the call-
ing of the ayes and nays, and such application shall be
accompanied by a brief statement of reasons, and shall
be decided without debate.
DISQUALIFICATION-FROM COMMITTEE
APPOINTMENTS
Rule 30. No member living in any county in which
any State institution is located shall be appointed a mem-
ber of any committee to visit such institution for the pur-
pose of investigating and reporting its condition and
needs.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
Rule 31. No member shall be permitted to explain his
vote during a roll call, but he may reduce his explana-
tion to writing and, when filed with the Chief Clerk, the
same shall be spread upon the Journal.
ABSENCE-EXCUSE FROM ATTENDANCE
Rule 32. The Speaker shall announce to the House all
requests of members to be excused from attendance on
the House for any stated period; and unless objection
thereto is made by any members, the request shall be
deemed granted and such fact shall be noted on the
Journal. If objection be made, a vote of the House shall
be required on such request. No member shall absent him-
self from attendance on the House for more than two
consecutive days, without compliance with this rule, and
any member offending against this rule shall forfeit his
compensation for the period he is absent without leave.
PENALTY FOR BREACH
Rule 33. When any member shall be guilty of a breach
of either of the Rules or orders of the House of Represen-
tatives he may be required by the House of Representa-
tives, on motion, to make satisfaction therefore, and shall
not be allowed to speak or vote except by way of excuse,
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DISQUALIFICATION FROM VOTING
Rule 34. No member shall be permitted to vote, or to
serve on any committee, in any question where his pri-
vate rights are immediately concerned, distinct from the
public interest.

DEBATE-TIME FOR SPEAKING
Rule 35. No member shall speak more than twice on
any subject without first obtaining leave of the House
of Representatives; nor shall he speak more than once,
so long as any member who has not spoken shall desire
to speak, nor shall any member be permitted to speak
longer than thirty minutes at any one time and during the
last twenty-one working days of session, not longer than
ten minutes.
RECONSIDERATION
Rule 36. When a vote has passed, it shall be in order
for any member voting with the prevailing side to move
for a reconsideration thereof on the same or the succeed-
ing legislative day, and such motion (except in the last
week of the session) shall be placed on the calendar first
in the orders of the day for the day succeeding that on
which the motion is made; and when a motion for a re-
consideration is decided, that decision shall not be re-
considered, and no question shall be twice reconsidered;
provided, however, that a motion to reconsider a vote
upon any collateral matter shall not remove the main
subject matter under consideration from before the
House of Representatives, but such motion shall be con-
sidered at the time that it is made, nor shall any motion
be made to reconsider any collateral matter after the
House has passed to other business from the main sub-
ject to which such collateral matter was connected.
BILLS UNDER RECONSIDERATION
Rule 37. Bills and joint resolutions, in reference to
which any member has the right to move reconsideration,
shall remain in the possession of the Clerk until the right
of reconsideration has expired, except during the last
seven working days of the session, when the operation of
this rule shall be suspended, provided, that bills on the
local calendar and passed as such shall be immediately
certified to the Senate after having been engrossed as
provided in the rules, when required by these rules to
have been engrossed. In all cases concurrent resolutions
and memorials shall be certified to the Senate without be-
ing held in the possession of the Clerk until the time for
reconsideration has expired.
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
Rule 38. When any bi1l or joint resolution is referred
to a Conference Committee and the Conferees on the part
of the House report inability to agree, no action of the
House taken prior to such reference to a Conference Com-
mittee shall preclude further action on said measure as
the House may determine.

PRIVILEGE
Rule 39. Questions of privilege shall be: (1) Those
affecting the House of Representatives collectively, its
safety, dignity and integrity of its proceedings; (2) the
rights, reputation and conduct of the members indivi-
dually, in their representative capacity only, and shall
have precedence over all other questions, except motions
to adjourn, but no member shall be permitted to speak
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ORDER OF BUSINESS
1. Roll Call.
2. Prayer by Chaplain.
3. Reading of the Journal upon request of any mem-
ber.
4. Correction of the Journal.
5. Introduction of memorials, petitions or other pa-
pers addressed to the House of Representatives
or the Speaker thereof.
6. Introduction of House Resolutions.
7. Introduction of Concurrent Resolutions.
8. Introduction of Memorials of the Legislature.
9. Introduction of Bi Is and Joint Resolutions by call
of counties.
10. Report of Standing Committees.
11. Report of Select Committees.
ORDER OF THE DAY
1. Select order of the day.
2. Consideration of Messages from the Senate.
3. Consideration of House Resolutions.
4. Consideration of bills and resolutions on their
third reading.
5. Consideration of bills and resolutions on their
second reading.
6. Consideration of communications from the Gover-
nor and other papers addressed to the House
of Representatives or the Speaker thereof.
BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS
Rule 41. Form. All bill's, resolutions and memorials,
when introduced, shall be typewritten or printed without
interlineations, on not less than one sheet of paper, with
suitable margins and spaces between the several sections.
All bills shall contain a proper title and enacting clause
as required by the Constitution, and shall embrace but
one subject, and matter properly connected therewith,
which subject shall be briefly expressed in the title.
PRINTING OF BILLS
Rule 42. Any introduced measure may be printed
for the information of the House upon recommendation
of the committee to which such measure has been re-
ferred. Any member may request the printing of such
measure at the time of introduction or at any time be-
fore consideration, provided, however, that such request
shall be referred to the committee to which the measure
has been referred, which commiite shall approve or dis-
approve the request for printing within twenty-four hours
after such request has been made.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS, ETC.
Rule 43. Upon the introduction of bills and resolu-
tions by the call of counties, if there is not a complete
call of counties on each day, the resumption of the call
of counties on the succeeding day shall be taken up at the
pace where it was left off on the preceding day.
Rule 44. Companion Bills. Whenever any bill, me-
morial or joint resolution of the House of Representatives
shall be reached on the Calendar of the House of Repre-
sentatives for consideration, either on second or third
reading, and there shall be also pending on the Calendar
of the House of Representatives a companion measure
to such House Bill, memorial or House joint resolution,
which companion measure has already been passed by the
Senate, it shall be in order to move that the Senate Com-
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moral or House joint resolution and considered in lieu
of the House Bill, memorial or House joint resolution,
and such motion may be adopted by a majority vote to
substitute such Senate measure for such House Bill, me-
norial or House joint resolution, provided the Senate
Measure has been read the same number of times and is
on the same reading as such House Bill, memorial or
House joint resolution, otherwise the motion shall be to
waive the rules and take up and read such Senate Meas-
ure in lien of the House Bill, memorial or House joint
resolution, and such motion to waive the rules for that
purpose shall require a two-thirds vote of those present
for i;s adoption.
Rule 45. In Triplicate. All bills, joint resolutions,
mIemoria's, concurrent resolutions and House resolutions
shall be introduced in triplicate, and all bills, joint reso-
lutions and memorials shall be accompanied by three
slips on which shall be entered in full the exact title of
the bill, joint resolution or memorial, which it shall ac-
company. The Sergeant-at-Arms is hereby authorized
and directed to furnish to the press and public the tri-
plicate copies of such bills and resolutions for examina-
tion and he is authorized to call to his assistance such
person as he may need as custodian of these files known
as "Triplicate Files." Any person authorized herein-
under, to obtain the triplicate copies of such bills and
resolutions for examination shall sign a receipt before
obtaining same from the Sergeant-at-Arms and the use
by any person of these triplicate copies shall be tempo-
rary and not permanent, and all copies must be returned
to the office of the Sergeant-at-Arms without unnecessary
delay.
Rule 46. Reference. All bills and joint resolutions
shall, after having been read by title only be referred by
the Speaker to the appropriate Standing Committee. All
House Resolutions, concurrent resolutions and memorials
may be referred to an appropriate Committee in the dis-
cretion of the Speaker, and if different committees shall
be proposed, the question shall be taken in the following
order and shall be determined by a majority vote of the
members of the House of Representatives: A Standing
Committee of the House of Representatives; a Joint
Standing Committee: a Select Committee of the House
of Representatives; a Joint Seleet Committee.
Rule 47. Readings. Unless otherwise ordered by a
two-thirds vote of members present, concurrent resolu-
tions shall receive two readings on two separate days,
and unless otherwise ordered, shall be determined by a
viva voce vote. All other resolutions than joint or con-
current resolutions, after reference to and report from
the resolution committee, shall be determined by a viva
voce vote upon their first reading after the report of
such committee unless otherwise ordered. Every bill,
joint resolution or memorial shall receive three separate
readings on three separate days previous to a vote upon
the passage of such bill, joint resolution or memorial, un-
less two-thirds of the members present shall decide other-
wise. and the Clerk shall give notice of each, whether
it be first, second or third reading, together with the re-
port of the committee thereon, if any.
Rule 48. Indefinite Postponement on Third Reading.
When any measure requiring three readings shall be in
its third reading, and a motion to indefinitely postpone
the same shall be made, and the yeas and nays called for,
it sha1l be the duty of the Speaker to put the question
on the final passage of the bill, joint resolution or me-
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not put the motion of indefinite postponement of the
measure.
Rule 49. Title Amendment. It shall be in order to
amend the title of any bill or joint resolution upon its
second or third reading by a majority vote.
Rule 50. Engrossing. Before any bill, joint resolu-
tion or memorial requiring three readings shall be read
the third time, whether amended or not, in the case of
House Bills of a general nature, and in all cases where
an amendment shall be adopted to any of them, whether
local or not in nature, it shall be carefully engrossed by
being typewritten without erasure or interlineation, on
strong white paper, the same to be done under the direc-
tion of the Engrossing Committee of the House; and in
the case of any Senate bill which shall be amended in the
House, the amendment adopted sha 1 be carefully en-
grossed in like manner and attached to the bill amended
in such manner that it will not be likely lost therefrom.
Any motion to waive the rules and immediately certify
any bill, memorial or joint resolution to the Senate shall
be construed as a motion to immediately engross the same,
if engrossment is required under this rule, and certify the
same immediately thereafter to the Senate, and in the
case of Senate bills which have been amended in the
House, shall be construed to mean that the amendments
adopted shall be immediately engrossed and attached to
said bill before it is transmitted to the Senate. All bills
referred to the Engrossing Committee shall be carefully
examined in cases where no amendments have been
adopted to the same, and if it shall be found that the bill
is fairly typewritten without clerical error, substan-
tial erasure or interlineation, the bill may be returned
as engrossed without being rewritten. Nothing in this
rule shall apply to Local Calendar bills which have not
been amended in the House. All engrossed amendments
shall be made in duplicate to Senate bills.
Rule 51. Amendment, etc., on Third Reading. Upon
the third reading of any bill, memorial or joint resolu-
tion, it shall not be committed or amended, except as to
title, without the consent of two-thirds of the members
present, nor shall it be postponed to a day certain with-
out the consent of a majority of those present.
Rule 52. Disposition on Third Reading. The order
of disposition of any bil', memorial or joint resolution
which has been read the second time shall be its refer-
ence to the Committee on Engrossed Bills to be engrossed
after all questions relative to it while on a second read-
ing have been disposed of, and the same shall be imme-
diately engrossed and placed on the Calendar of Bills
on Third Reading to be taken up on some separate suc-
ceeding legislative day, unless otherwise ordered by a
two-thirds vote of those present.
Rule 53. Transmission to Senate. When a bill or
resolution shall have passed its third reading, it shall lbe
certified by the Clerk endorsing thereon the day of its
passage, and be transmitted to the Senate, accompanied
by a message stating the title to the bill or resolution,
and asking the concurrence of that body, and the date
of its transmission shall be entered on the Journal.
Rule 54. Signing. All enrolled bils, joint resolutions
and memorials which have been signed by the Chief Clerk
of the House and are about to be signed by the Speaker
of the House of Representatives, as required by the Con-
stitution, shall be read by title to the House in open ses-
sion before they shall be signed and the fact of the same
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SENATE BILLS
Rule 55. On Wednesday of each week, and such other
times as the Committee on Rules and Calendar shall by
special order designate, the House of Representatives
shall, after having considered messages from the Senate,
take up and consider the Calendar of Senate Bills of a
General Nature on Second Reading and no othed business
shall be in order thereafter for a period of at least two
hours; except questions of order or privilege which may
be considered at any time and are of superior dignity to
other business of the House.
PETITIONS, MEMORIALS, ETC.
Rule 56. All papers addressed to the House of Rep-
resentatives, except petitions, memorials and remon-
strances, shall be presented by the Speaker, or by a mem-
ber in his place, and shall be read by the Speaker, Clerk
or such other person as the Speaker may request.
Rule 57. Every member presenting a petition, memo-
rial or remonstrance, shall endorse his name thereon, with
a brief statement of the nature and object of the instru-
ment, and the same shall be read by the Reading Clerk,
unless the Speaker shall otherwise direct.
TIME OF PRESENTATION
Rule 58. All reports, petitions, memorials, remon-
strances and papers of a like nature shall be presented
during the first hour of each session of the House of Rep-
resentatives, and at no other time.
MEMORIALS ON CALENDAR
Rule 59. Memorials shall be carried on the calendar
immediately after any pending undisposed of concur-
rent resolutions and the fact of its being first, second or
third reading shall be noted on the calendar in connection
therewith.
LOCAL BILLS
Rule 60. Local bills shall be disposed of according to
the calendar of Bills of a Local Nature and shall be taken
up and considered only at such time as shall be specially
fixed therefore by these rules, and no bills of a general
nature or amendments thereto, shall be considered at such
time, except, by unanimous consent and unless the inten-
tion to bring up such general bills at such time be an-
nounced at the next preceding meeting of the House.
USE OF CHAMBER
Rule 61. Application for the use of the Chamber of
the House of Representatives shall be made to and de-
cided upon by the Committee on Rules and Calendar.
COMMITTEES
Rule 62. The following Standing Committees of the
House of Representatives shall be appointed by the
Speaker at the commencement of the session of the Legis-
lature, or as soon thereafter as practicable:
Committee on Agriculture.
Committee on Appropriations.
Committee on Aviation.
Committee on Banks and Loans.
Committee on Building and Loan Associations.
Committee on Canals and Drainage.
Committee on Census and Apportionment.
Committee on Cities and Towns.
Committee on Citrus Fruits.
Committee on Claims.
Committee on Commerce and Navigation.
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Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
Committee on County Officials.
Committee on County Organization.
Committee on County Roads and Bridges.
Committee on Education "A."
Committee on Education "B."
Committee on Efficiency.
Committee on Elections.
Committee on Engrossed Bills.
Committee on Enrolled Bills.
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Committee on Fish and Game.
Committee on Forestry and Parks.
Committee on Hotels and Innkeepers.
Committee on Industries.
Committee on Insurance.
Committee on Journal.
Committee on Judiciary "A."
Committee on Judiciary "B."
Committee on Judiciary "C."
Committee on Judiciary "D."
Committee on Labor.
Committee on Legislative Expense.
Committee on Livestock.
Committee on Lobbying.
Committee on Lumber and Naval Stores.
Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers.
Committee on National Guard and Military Affairs.
Committee on Nurseries and Plant Husbandry.
Committee on Obsolete Laws.
Committee on Phosphates, Oils and Minerals.
Committee on Public Amusements.
Committee on Public Health.
Committee on Public Lands.
Committee on Public Printing.
Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
Committee on Public Utilities.
Committee on Public Welfare.
Committee on Railroads, Telegraphs and Tele-
phones.
Committee on Resolutions.
Committee on Rules and Calendar.
Committee on State Institutions.
Committee on State Marketing.
Committee on State Pensions.
Committee on State Prisons and Convicts.
Committee on State Publicity.
Committee on Temperance.
Committee on Veterans Affairs.
Each of said Committees shall consist of not less than
five nor more than twenty-one members of the House,
one of whom shall be designated by the Speaker as
Chairman and another as Vice Chairman. Committees
having business before them shall meet on the call of
the Chairman, or the Vice Chairman in his absence, or
upon the written request of three or more members of
the Committee.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE
Rule 63. In all cases the House of Representatives
may resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House,
and in such event the Speaker shall leave the Chair after
appointing a chairman to preside, who shall, in case of
disturbance or disorderly conduct in the galleries or
lobby, have power to cause same to be cleared.
PROCEDURE
Rule 64. Bills committed to a Committee of the Whole
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or sections, leaving the title or preamble to be last con-
sidered. The body of said bill shall not be interlined or
defaced, but all amendments denoting the page and line
shall be entered by the Chief Clerk, who shall be Clerk
of the Committee of the Whole House, on separate pa-
per, as the same shall be agreed to by the Committee,
and so reported to the House of Representatives. After
report, the bill or other matter may be again debated and
shall be subject to be again amended by clauses or sec-
tions. The quorum for a Committee of the Whole shall
be the same as for the House of Representatives, and
when the Committee of the Whole House shall rise, 'the
roll shall be called to ascertain the presence of a quorum
of the House of Representatives.
Rule 65. Enrolling and Engrossing. The Committee
on Enrolled Bills and on Engrossed Bills shall report as
soon as the bills referred to them have been enrolled or
engrossed, and all bills shall be disposed of in such com-
mittees in the order in which they were referred, except
when bills are ordered to be engrossed immediately for
certification to the Senate under waiver of the rules,
when such last mentioned bills shall have precedence.
Rule 66. Custody. All bills, joint resolutions or pa-
pers relative to any business before the House of Rep-
resentatives shall be left with the Chief Clerk by any
member who shall obtain leave of absence, and may have
any such in his possession.
Rule 67. Meetings. It shall be the duty of the chair-
men of all committees of the House of Representatives
to which any business has been referred, to cause their
committees to meet daily until such business is disposed
of and reported to the House. Announcements of com-
mittee meetings may be made through the Reading Clerk
while the House is in session, but in all cases shall be by
notice in writing served on each member of the Commit-
tee specifying the time and place of the meeting. Com-
mittes may designate a particular hour and place for
holding their regular meetings, and when same is done,
notice thereof shall be given by causing the same to be
printed on the daily calendar, specifying the name of
the committee and the time and place of meeting. No
special notice of regular committee meeting thus pro-
vided for shall be required to be given to any one, but in
all other cases special notice shall be given to members
of the committee by causing the same to be announced
while the House is in session or by service of written
notice on each member of the committee. Before the
Chairman of any committee shall designate the place in
which his committee is to meet, he shall first consult with
the Sergeant-at-Arms, who will assign a room for such
purpose.
Rule 68. Reoommitting. The Chairman, or in his
absence the Vice Chairman, shall cause to be given at
least two hours prior notice in writing to the introducer
of any bill to be considered by a Committee, and any
House bill reported unfavorably by any committee with-
out such notice to and an opportunity to be heard having
been given to its introducer, may be re-committed to the
committee reporting the same unfavorably and shall not
lose its place on the calendar by reason thereof. The
committee to which the bill is thus committed shall pro-
ceed to reconsider it and shall report on it as if originally
referred.
Rule 69. Recommendation. All matters referred to
committees shall be reported from said committees with
their recommendations thereon within fourteen legisla-
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good cause shall be withdrawn and placed on the calen-
dar as reported without recommendation, upon request
of its introducer or some member in favor of it.
Rule 70. Committee Vote. All reports of committees
shall contain the action of the committee upon the mat-
ter referred, with a record of the "yea" and "nay" vote
on the committee report made, which report shall be'en-
tered at large on the Journal, showing the "yeas" and
nayss" and names of those absent or not voting.
Rule 71. Vice-Chairman. The Speaker shall appoint
a Vice Chairman of each standing committee, who shall
act in the absence or disability of the Chairman and shall
have power to call the committee together for the con-
sideration of bills in such event.
Rule 72. Unfavorable Reports. All bills and joint
resolutions reported unfavorably by any Committee shall
be laid on the table unless the Committee reporting the
bill at the time, or some member thereof, or any member
within two working days after the report appears in the
Journal thereafter, shall request its reference to the cal-
endar, when it shall, upon a motion prevailing by a ma-
jority vote, be referred to the calendar. If the report of
any Committee be unfavorable it shall be the duty of
the Chairman of the Committee to move to indefinitely
postpone the bill, memorial or resolution so reported
when it shall be reached on second reading, or if the
Chairman shall have voted contrary to the report adopted
by the Committee so reporting unfavorably, it shall be
the duty of some member of the Committee voting to re-
port the same unfavorably, to make such motion.
OPEN MEETINGS
Rule 73. All meetings of all committees shall be open
to the public at all times, subject always to the power
and authority of the Chairman to maintain order and
decorum.
Rule 74. Notice of Hearing. Before any committee
shall consider any measure, those in favor and those op-
posed to the same shall be notified of the intended con-
sideration by said committee, and also the time and place
of the meeting of said committee, in all cases, where such
notification is requested in writing and is practicable to
be made. Such notice may be given by posting the same
on a blackboard in the lobby, or by causing the same to
be read before the House while in session, or personally.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Rule 75. All committees may report by bill, resolu-
tion, or otherwise.
Rule 76. Lobbying. The several committees of the
House shall enforce Sections 96 and 97 of the Compiled
General Laws of Florida of 1927, and the Chief Clerk
and the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House shall provide
each of the Committees, special or standing, with the
necessary blank affidavits, setting forth the reqdire-
ments provided in said Section 96. To further facilitate
the purpose of the said statute, the Sergeant-at-Arms may
be directed by the Speaker of the House to furnish an
appropriate roster to' be kept by some capable and trust-
worthy person in which all visitors and those on business
before the Legislature may register their names, profes-
sion, postoffice address, and purpose of visit. In addi-
tion to the requirements of the said statute any person
appearing before a committee or discussing with a mem-
ber of the House, matters in support of, or in opposition
to, any pending measure may be compelled by the Com-
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appears as a paid representative or not and if a paid rep-
resentative to disclose the party or parties he is repre-
senting.
CHIEF CLERK
Duties and Powers
Rule 77. There shall be a Chief Clerk whose duty it
shall be, with the help of his assistants, to keep a careful
record of all proceedings of the House of Representatives
and cause them to be printed in the Journal. All ques-
tions of order and decisions thereon shall be noted and
recorded in the Journal. The Chief Clerk shall sign all
bills, Acts and resolutions passed by the House, together
with all writs, orders and process emanting therefrom.
He shall perform all duties which have heretofore de-
volved upon the Chief Clerk by custom.
The Chief Clerk is required to examine all local bills
to determine whether or not the same are accompanied
by proof of publication of notice, or whether the same
contains a proper referendum. The assistant clerks shall
be under his direction. He shall not permit local bills
unaccompanied by proof of publication of notice or not
containing a proper referendum, as required by Section
21 of Article 3 of the Constitution of the State, to be read
or otherwise entertained but the same shall be returned
to the introducer.
PRINTING OF CALENDAR
Rule 78. The Chief Clerk shall cause to be printed
the daily calendar of the House of Representatives, and
shall divide the same into three separate parts with ap-
propriate headings. In the first division and under the
first heading shall be placed all House Bills and Joint
Resolutions of a General Nature; under the second head-
ing shall be placed all Senate Bills of a General Nature;
under the third division shall be placed all Senate and
House Bills of a Local Nature. In each of said divisions
all bills and joint resolutions shall be arranged so as to
show (1) those of third reading; (2) those on second
reading. The committee to which such bill or resolution
was referred, together with the report of same, shall be
stated under the title of each bill.
MESSAGES
Rule 79. Messages shall be transmitted to the Gover-
nor or the Senate by the Clerk or Sergeant-at-Arms.
JOURNAL INDEXING AND BINDING
Rule 80. It shall be the duty of the Chief Clerk of the
House and his Assistants to fasten together the approved
copies of the Journals of each day, and immediately pre-
pare an index upon forms to be furnished by the Attor-
ney General; such index shall be plainly written or typed,
and such Journal shall be the official one of the House
of Representatives. The ChiefClerk shall have thirty
days after the House adjourns for completing the index,
which shall be filed for approval with the Attorney Gen-
eral. The complete Journal at the close of the session
shall be bound together under the supervision of the
Chief Clerk and when approved by the Speaker of the
House and attested to by the Chief Clerk of the House,
shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State, as
the official Journal of the House of Representatives.
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS
Powers and Duties
Rule 81. There shall be a Sergeant-at-Arms and one
or more Assistant Sergeants-at-Arms of the House of
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to attend the House of Representatives during its sittings,
to maintain order under the direction of the Speaker or
other presiding officer in the Chair; to execute the com-
mands of the Speaker and of the House, and all processes
issued by authority thereof, directed to him and subject
always to the approval of the Speaker to have charge of
all property of the House of Representatives and to dis-
burse the expendible materials of the House to members
of ihe House for their official use; to cause to be printed
daily sufficient number of Journals and Calendars of the
the House to supply the demands of the House and its
members and to comply with any order or resolution of
the House; to have charge of. the Pages of the House;
and the Door Keepers and Janitor oi the House; to have
general charge of the gallery of the House provided for
the public and maintain order therein; to provide drink-
ing water for the comfort of members of the House and
ice for same when necessary; to make requisitioin on the
State Printer for all materials in the form of blanks and
printed stationery which may be required by the House
and distribute the same on request of the members; to
purchase for the use of the House, unless otherwise or-
dered, all articles which shall be ordered by the House
to be provided for the use of the House which are to be
purchased, and rent or otherwise secure any articles
which are to be rented or provided when so ordered by
the House, and to perform any special duty which may be
required by order or resolution of the House, or the
Speaker thereof in the exercise of his lawful authority.
He shall have supervision over the Assistant Sergeant-
at-Arms, pages, doorkeepers, janitors, messengers and
Journal clerks.
THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE
Rule 82. The courtesy of the floor of the House shall
extend only to that space on the floor of the House out-
side the railing and for as many only as may be provided
with seats. No person except former members of the
House of Representatives and members of the Senate
and the wife of any such Representative or Senator, the
Governor and his wife, heads of administrative depart-
ments, Justices of the Supreme Court, one accreditetd
representative of each of the newspapers of the State,
and attaches of the House and Senate, while on business
connected with their duties, shall be allowed the cour-
tesy of the floor of the House, but the Speaker or pre-
siding officer for the time being, upon written request
of members of the House, may extend the courtesies of
the floor to such visitors as may be named in the request,
unless objections be intersposed thereto by any member,
in which event a vote of those present shall be taken.
This rule shall apply whether the House is in session or
not.
No lobbying shall be permitted on the floor of the
House.
ORDER WHEN NOT IN SESSION
Rule 83. When the House is not in session the use of
the floor of the House is reserved for the members for
work, conference, correspondence, etc., and the door-
keepers shall rigidly exclude the public from all parts of
the House except the gallery; and the Sergeant-at-Arms
shall preserve the same order and silence as when the
House is in session.
ATTACHES
Rule 84. House employees and attaches shall perform
the duties allowed to them by custom or rule of the House
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be the head of all employees in the Enrolling Depart-
ment and shall have supervision of same under the Com-
mittee on Enrolled Bills. The Engrossing Clerk shall be
the head of all employees working in the Engrossing De-
partment and shall have supervision of the same under
the Committee on Engrossed Bills, both the Enrolling and
Engrossing Department shall be under the control of the
Speaker of the House. House stenographers not spe-
cial y assigned shall be under the control of a head to be
designated by the Efficiency Committee, who shall work
under the Committee on Legislative Expense. House
stenographers shall be at all times subject to the requisi-
tion of the Chairman or acting Chairman of any House
Committee, for the performance of the official business
of the House. All attaches and employees of the House
shall remain on duty at all times while the House is in
session. When the House is not in session they shall ob-
serve the same hours of employment as regular capital
employees, provided, that any committee may require a
stenographer to attend its meetings at any time. House
stenographers may be required to write letters for mem-
bers of the House when same does not interfere with
their doing the official work of the House which has been
allotted to them.
DISQUALIFICATION OF ATTACHES
Rule 85. No attaches of the House shall, directly or
indirectly, interest or concern himself or herself with the
passage or consideration of any measure whatsoever. And
if any attache so interests or concerns himself or herself
with any measure it shall be grounds for summary dis-
missal.
JOINT RULES
Rule 1. While bills and joint resolutions are on their
passage between the two houses, they shall be on paper
and under the signature of the Secretary or Clerk of
each house respectively.
Rule 2. After a bill or joint resolution shall have
passed both houses it shall be duly enrolled as provided
by Chapter 7346, Acts of 1917, by the Enrolling Clerk of
the House of Representatives or Enrolling Secretary of
the Senate, as the bill may have originated in the one
or the other house, before it shall be presented to the
Governor of the State or filed with the Secretary of State.
Rule 3. When a bill or joint resolution is enrolled
it shall be examined by the Standing Committees of the
Senate and the House of Representatives on Enrolled
Bills, acting conjointly, who shall carefully compare the
enrollment with the engrossed bill or joint resolution as
passed by the two houses, and correcting any errors that
may be discovered in the enrolled bill or joint resolution,
make their report forthwith to their respective houses.
Rule 4. After examination and report, each bill and
joint resolution shall be submitted to the introducer for
his inspection and thereafter shall be signed in the re-
spective houses, first by the Speaker of the House of
Representatives, and the Clerk thereof, then by the Presi-
dent of the Senate and the Secretary thereof.
Rule 5. That the Committee of the Senate on Enrolled
Bills and the Committee of the House on Enrolled Bills
shall constitute a joint Committee on Enrolled Bills.
Rule 6. After a bill shall have been thus signed in
each house, it shall be presented by the said committee
to the Governor of the State for his approval, it being
first endorsed on the back thereof, certifying in which
house the same originated, which endorsement shall be
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the house in which it did originate, entered on the Jour-
nal of each house. The same committee shall report the
day of presentation to the Governor, which time shall
also be carefully entered on the Journal of each house.
Rule 7. All orders, resolutions and votes which are to
be presented to the Governor of the State for his approval
shall also in the same manner be previously enrolled, ex-
amined and signed, and shall be presented in the same
manner and by the same committee as provided in cases
of bills.
Rule 8. Before being put upon its passage, every reso
lution in either house, to which the concurrence of the
other may be necessary (except a question of adjourn-
ment) shall receive two readings, which (unless two-
thirds of the members present decide otherwise) shall be
upon two different days; and the Clerk upon the pro-
ceeding thereto shall announce whether the same to be
the first or second reading of such readings; and all
such resolutions upon their passage shall be certified
as of course, and without necessity of any motion or
vote to that effect by the Clerk or Secretary respectively
of the house so passing said resolution to the other.
Rule 9. Joint resolutions shall, prior to their passage,
receive three readings which shall (unless two-thirds of
the members present shall decide otherwise). be upon
three different days; and the Clerk upon proceeding
thereto, shall announce whether the same be the first or
second or third reading; and upon their passage, the
same resolutions shall be certified by the house so pass-
ing the same to the other in like manner to that pre-
scribed in joint rule number eight for concurrent resolu-
tions.
Mr. Harrell, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary "A,"
reported that the Committee had considered the following
bill and recommended that it do pass:
House Bill No. 57:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 35 of Chapter
16103, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1933, same being an Act relat-
ing to wills and the probate thereof, to descent and distribu-
tion of decedents' estates, to dower, to the administration of
decedents' estates and the practice and procedure relating
thereto, to county judges and their jurisdiction in probate and
administration and to appellate procedure relating thereto, to
revise and consolidate the law relating to the estates of
decedents and to repeal all laws and statutes in conflict here-
with as amended by Chapter 17171, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1935, same being an Act to correct errors and omissions which
occurred in the drafting and enactment of the probate Act,
and to amend Section 35, Section 58, Section 72, Section 74,
Section 93, Section 97, Section 115, Section 123, Section 149,
Section 151, and Section 187, of Chapter 16103, Laws of Flor-
ida, Acts of 1933, Repeal Section 2675, of the Revised General
Statutes of Florida, and Chapter 9283, Laws of Florida, Acts
of 1923, and re-enact Section 2675 of the Revised General
Statutes of Florida.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Martin, Bryant, Butt, Holt, Stanly, Cook,
Early, Drummond, Cooley, Buie, Hodges, Marchant, West and
Harrell.
Nays-Mr. Collins.
Very Respectfully,
F. B. HARRELL,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 57, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Crocker, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary "C,"
reported that the Committee had considered the following
bill, and recommended that it do pass:
House Bill No. 8:
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare the Anniversary of
the Admission of Florida into the Union as a State, a Legal
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Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Rose, Platt, *Byington, Moore, Peeples, Dish-
ong, Kelly and Crocker.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. Williams.
Very Respectfully,
O. LAMAR CROCKER,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 8, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Crocker, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary "C,"
reported that the Committee had considered the following
bill, and recommended that it do pass:
House Bill No. 149:
A bill to be entitled An Act to quiet title to a certain lot
or parcel of land in Leon County, Florida, against the claim
of the State of Florida.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Rose, Platt, Byington, Moore, Peeples, Dish-
ong, Kelly and Crocker.
Nays-None.
Absent-Mr. Williams.
Very Respectfully,
O. LAMAR CROCKER,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 149, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Harrell, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary "A,"
reported that the Committee had considered the following
bill and recommended that it do pass:
House Bill No. 89:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to and requiring the
filing and recording of Notice of United States tax liens.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Martin, Bryant, Butt, Holt, Stanly, Cook,
Early, Drummond, Cooley, Buie, Hodges, Clement, Marchant,
West and Harrell.
Nays-None.
Very Respectfully,
F. B. HARRELL,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 89, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Wood, of Liberty, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, reported that the Committee had
considered the following bill, and recommended that it pass:
House Bill No. 31:
A bill to be entitled An Act exempting renewals of promis-
sory notes from the excise tax imposed by Chapter 15787, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1931, entitled "An Act levying and im-
posing excise tax on documents to raise revenue for the
support of the State Government; and promising penalties
for failure to pay said tax" when such renewal only extends
or continues the identical contractual obligation of the
original note and evidences part or all of but not more than
the original indebtedness and does include any interest ac-
cumulated and there is attached to such renewal the original
promissory note with the tax having been paid thereon at
the time required by law and all intervening renewals there-
of and providing penalties for non-payment of any excise
tax actually due to be paid on any promissory note.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Smith, of Clay, Ives, Stanly, Cole, Dendy,
Dekle, Drummond, Fahs, Wood of Lee, Fuqua, Smith of Mar-
ion, Wood, of Liberty, and Burks.
Nays-Messrs. Rogers, Dishong, Stewart, and Alford.
Very Respectfully,
G. P. WOOD,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 31, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Wood, of Lee, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
"B", reported that the Committee had considered the follow-
ing bill, and recommended that it pass as amended:
House Bill No. 110:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for expenses of
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their residence on official business and making appropria-
tion therefore.
Amendment No. 1:
In Section 1, line 4, typed bill, following the word "thereto,"
and immediately preceding the word "and" insert the fol-
lowing: No one Judge shall receive under the provisions of
this Act a sum greater than $750.00 for any one calendar
year of such judge's term in office.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Crary, Dekle, Lanier, Lindsey, Martin, Mor-
row, McCarty, Rogers, and Wood.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Getzen, Preacher and Ray.
Very Respectfully,
Wm. J. Wood,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 110, with amendment, contained in the
above report, was placed on the Calendar of Bills on second
reading.
Mr. Wood, of Lee, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
"B", reported that the Committee had considered the follow-
ing bill, and recommended that it pass:
House Bill No. 73:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the payment of
fees to expert witnesses testifying at the trial of any felony.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Crary, Dekle, Lanier, Lindsey, Martin, Mor-
row, McCarty, Rogers, and Wood.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Getzen, Preacher and Ray.
Very Respectfully,
Wm. J. Wood,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 73, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Wood, of Lee, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary
"B", reported that the Committee had considered the follow-
ing bill, and recommended that it pass:
House Bill No. 5:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the granting of
peremptory writs or other orders in suits instituted to re-
quire the levy of taxes for the payment of any bonds, coupons
and/or other evidences of indebtedness, or to establish a
sinking fund for their ultimate redemption; and providing
that no levy in excess of the ability of the taxing unit to
pay shall be commanded; and requiring consideration also
of the necessity of such taxing unit to levy other taxes; and
requiring such ability to be determined before the issuance
of such peremptory writs of mandamus and providing that
this Act shall not apply to bonds, coupons and/or other evi-
dences of indebtedness issued subsequent to its passage.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Crary, Dekle, Lanier, Lindsey, Martin, Mor-
row, McCarty, Rogers, and Wood.
Nays-None.
Absent-Messrs. Getzen, Preacher and Ray.
Very Respectfully,
Wm. J. Wood,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 5, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Holt asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Holt moved that House Bill No. 1129 of the 1935 ses-
sion of the Legislature, contained in the veto messages re-
ceived from the Secretary of State and referred to the Com-
mittee on Judiciary "A," be withdrawn from the Committee
on Judiciary "A" and placed on the Calendar without ref-
erence.
Which was agreed to.
And it was so ordered.
Mr. Sikes asked that House Bill No. 236 be withdrawn from
the Committee on Judiciary "B" and referred to the Com-
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Mr. Wood of Liberty, moved that the rules be waived and
that the House do now take up local bills appearing on the
calendar.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And it was so ordered.
HOUSE BILLS OF A LOCAL NATURE ON SECOND
READING
House Bill No. 6:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the hunting and
killing of cat squirrels in Gilchrist County, Florida.
Was taken up.
Mr. Crocker moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 6 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 6 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Crocker moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 6 be read a third time in full and put
upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 6 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. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges,
Holt. Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose. Saunders,
Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay),
Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker,
Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -94.
Nays-None.
So the House Bill No. 6 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
And-
House Bill No. 7:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring and providing that
the members of the Boards of County Commissioners and
Public Instruction of Gilchrist County, Florida, be nominated
by the qualified electors of said county at large, instead of
by districts, and providing for an election hereon.
Was taken up.
Mr. Crocker moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 7 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
*And House Bill No. 7 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Crocker moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 7 be read a third time in full and put
upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 7 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. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges,
Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray. Rogers, Rose, Saunders,
Scales, Sheldon, Sikes. Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay),












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Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker,
Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -94.
Nays-None.
So the House Bill No. 7 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
And-
House Bill No. 10:
A bill to be entitled An Act permitting hunting and killing
of all kinds of game animals and birds, including fur-bear-
ing animals, by the residents of Gilchrist County, Florida,
in said county, without the payment of any license therefore.
Was taken up.
Mr. Crocker moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 10 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 10 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Crocker moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 10 be read a third time in full and put
upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 10 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. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole.
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges,
Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders,
Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay),
Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker,
Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty)-94.
Nays-None.
So the House Bill No. 10 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
And-
House Bill No. 11:
A bill to be entitled An Act making it lawful to use traps to
catch certain kinds of fish in all the waters of Gilchrist Coun-
ty, Florida.
Was taken up.
Mr. Crocker moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 11 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 11 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Crocker moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 11 be read a third time in full and put
upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 11 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. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges,
Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders,
Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay),
Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker,
Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -94.
Nays-None.
So the House Bill No. 11 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.



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And-
House Bill No. 12:
A bill to be entitled An Act apportioning the funds received
by Gilchrist County, Florida, by virtue of the provisions of
Chapter 14832, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931, and Acts amend-
atory thereof, and providing that said funds shall be by the
Comptroller and State Treasurer paid to the Boards of County
Commissioners and Public Instruction of said county equally
between them, and providing for an election hereon.
Was taken up.
Mr. Crocker moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 12 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 12 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Crocker moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 12 be read a third time in full and put
upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 12 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs.
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges,
Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders,
Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay),
Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker,
Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -94.
Nays-None.
So the House Bill No. 12 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
And-
House Bill No. 42:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and empowering
the Board of Public Instruction for the County of Lee and
State of Florida, in its discretion, to pay a pension not ex-
ceeding $30.00 per month out of the General School Funds
of Lee County, Florida, to Mary I. Odom, a teacher for 45
years in the public schools of Florida, now incapacitated
from further service.
Was taken up.
Mr. Wood moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 42 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 42 was read a second time by its title
Mr. Wood moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 42 be read a third time in full and put upon
upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 42 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. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuaua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges,
Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders,
Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay),
Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker,
Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -94.
Nays-None.
So the House Bill No. 42 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.



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House Bill No. 84:
A bill to be entitled An Act to enable the Town of Lake
Maitland, Florida, to regulate and limit the manner and type
of construction, the height and bulk and the location and use
of buildings, walls, fences, signboards and structures of all
kinds, whether permanently located or movable, to regulate
and determine the location, use and area of yards, courts and
other open spaces, subdividing and platting of lands, and the
lawing out and the location of streets, alleys, parks and play-
grounds, to regulate and restrict the location of trades and
industries, and the use of premises, and to authorize the cre-
ation of a town planning and zoning commission of the town
of Lake Maitland.
Was taken up.
Mr. Leedy moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 84 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 84 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Leedy moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 84 be read a third time in full and put
upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 84 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. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges,
Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders,
Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay),
Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker,
Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -94.
Nays-None.
So the House Bill No. 84 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
And-
House Bill No. 123:
A bill to be entitled An Act establishing a game and bird
and wild life sanctuary in the City of St. Petersburg, Pinellas
County, Florida, and providing that any violation thereof
shall constitute a misdemeanor.
Was taken up.
Mr. Fuller moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 123 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 123 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Fuller moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 123 be read a third time in full and put
upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 123 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. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges.
Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders,
Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay),



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Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker,
Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -94.
Nays-None.
So the House Bill No. 123 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
And-
House Bill No: 128:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 5 of Chapter
9788 entitled "An Act Creating the Playground and Recrea-
tion Board of the City of Jacksonville, Duval County, and Pre-
scribing Its Powers and Duties."
Was taken up.
Mr. King moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 128 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 128 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. King moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 128 be read a third time in full and put
upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 128 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. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges,
Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King. Lanier, Leedy, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders,
Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay),
Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker,
Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -94.
Nays-None.
So the House Bill No. 128 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
And-
House Bill No. 166:
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the present Municipal
Government of the Town of Yalaha, in Lake County, Florida,
and repeal Chapter 13561, Special Acts of 1927, Laws of Flor-
ida, the same being. "An Act to create, establish and arrange
a Municipality to be known and described as the Town of
Yalaha in Lake County, Florida, to define the territorial boun-
daries and to provide for its government, jurisdiction, powers,
franchises and privileges."
Was taken up.
Mr. Fahs moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 166 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 166 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Fahs moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 166 be read a third time in full and put
upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 166 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. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy. Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray. Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges,
Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman.
Lewis. Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
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McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders,
Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay),
Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker,
Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -94.
Nays-None.
So the House Bill No. 166 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
And-
House Bill No. 177:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the payment to
the Board of Administration of all monies hereafter in the
state road license fund of the State of Florida, derived from
the proceeds of the second Gas Tax levied under Chapter
15659 Acts of 1931, to which Holmes County is entitled to par-
ticipate and directing how said funds shall be administered.
Was taken up.
Mr. Drummond moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 177 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 177 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Drummond moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 177 be read a third time in full and
put upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 177 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. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges,
Holt; Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders.
Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay),
Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart. Sudduth, Turner, Walker,
Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -94.
Nays-None.
So the House Bill No. 177 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
And-
House Bill No. 178:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for a re?registration
of all voters in Holmes County for all elections to be held in
the State of Florida in the year 1938 and subsequent years,
and setting forth the duty of the supervisor of registration to
immediately open the registration books, and providing for
his or her compensation, and making all registrations hereto-
fore had null and void, and authorizing the expenditure of
public funds for providing such record books and expenses as
may be necessary.
Was taken up.
Mr. Drummond moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 178 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 178 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Drummond moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 178 be read a third time in full and
put upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 178 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. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,



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Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges,
Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders,
Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay),
Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker,
Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -94.
Nays-None.
So the House Bill No. 178 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
And-
House Bill No. 179:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the compensation of the
County Commissioners of Holmes County, Florida.
Was taken up.
Mr. Drummond moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 179 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 179 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Drummond moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 179 be read a third time in full and
put upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 179 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. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges,
Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Rav. Rogers, Rose, Saunders,
Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay),
Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker,
Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -94.
Nays-None.
So the House Bill No. 179 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
And-
House Bill No. 196:
A bill to be entitled An Act making provisions for placing
and maintaining the fiscal affairs of the City of Tampa on
a- cash basis; providing for the preparation of budget esti-
mates and passage of resolutions making appropriations and
levying taxes; and providing for the enforcement of the pro-
visions of this Act.
Was taken up.
Mr. Dekle moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 196 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 196 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Dekle moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 196 be read a third time in full and put upon
its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 196 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. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement. Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide. Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,











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Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges,
Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders,
Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay),
Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker,
Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -94.
"Nays-None.
So the House Bill No. 196 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
And-
House Bill No. 200:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the making up of
the annual budget of the City of Tampa.
Was taken up.
Mr. Dekle moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 200 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 200 was read a second time by its title
only. i "
Mr. Dekle moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 200 be read a third time in full and put upon
its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 200 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. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole.
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin.
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges,
Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders,
Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay),
Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker.
Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty)-94.
Nays-None.
So the House Bill No. 200 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
And-
House Bill No. 207:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 12 of Chap-
ter 16732 Laws of Florida of 1933, and Section 12 of Chap-
ter 15525, Laws of Florida of 1931, relating to the assessment
and collection of taxes by the City of Tampa, Florida.
Was taken up.
Mr. Dekle moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 207 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 207 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Dekle moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 207 be read a third time in full and put upon
its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 207 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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(Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders,
Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay),
Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker,
Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -94.
Nays-None.
So the House Bill No. 207 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
And-
House Bill No. 209:
A bill to be entitled An Act concerning the working of
persons confined in the jail or other prison in the City of
Tampa in sursuance of conviction in the Municipal Court
of said city.
Was taken up.
Mr. Dekle moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 209 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a tw6-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 209 was read a second time by its title
only.
Mr. Dekle moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 209 be read a third time in full and put upon
its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 209 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. Adams, Alford, Barnett. Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary. Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges,
Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Mays, Morrison. Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders,
Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay),
Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker,
Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -94.
Nays-None.
So the House Bill No. 209 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
And-
House Bill No. 211:
A bill to be entitled An Act appropriating the money re-
ceived by Washington County from the State Treasurer under
and by virtue of Chapter 14832, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931,
and all acts amendatory thereof, and providing that said
moneys received by the County Commissioners of Washing-
ton County, Florida, shall be divided equally between the
board of public instruction of said county and the Board of
County Commissioners of said county and providing how
the money allotted to said board of public instruction shall
be expended.
Was taken up.
Mr. Godwin asked that House Bill No. 211 be informally
passed.
There being no objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. Wood of Liberty moved that the rules be waived and
that the House do now take up and consider Senate Mes-
sages.
Which was given.



Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best, Mr. Wood of Liberty moved that the rules be waived and that
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,, the House do now take up and consider Senate Messages.
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle Which ws aee to by a two-thirds vote.
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide. Fahs And it was so ordered.
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller. Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen. Godwin And it was so ordered.
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman The following message from the Senate was received and
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin read:













SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1937.
Hon. McL. Christie,
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. 20-
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that all county tax
collectors in the State of Florida shall keep the tax books
open for the collection of taxes levied and assessed for the
year 1936 until the first day of June, A. D. 1937.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bill No. 20 contained in the above message was
referred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1937.
Hon. W. McL. Christie,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has returned House Concurrent
Resolution No. 1 herewith, for filing.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 1:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION ASSEMBLED,
THE SENATE CONCURRING:
That the House of Representatives of the State of Florida
respectfully advises and concurs with the Senate of the State
of Florida in advising the Governor that the Legislature by
his request assemble in the hall of the House of Representa-
tives at 2:30 o'clock P. M., April 6th, A. D. 1937, for the pur-
pose of receiving his Excellency's Message.
Very Respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 1, contained in the
above message, was referred to the Committee on Enrolled
Bills.
Also-
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1937.
Hon. W. McL. Christie,
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. 21:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and empowering
Escambia County, Florida, by and through the Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners of said county, to grant, bargain, sell ex-
change, and convey unto the United States of America, the
following described property, situate, lying and being in the
City of Pensacola, County of Escambia, State of Florida, to-
wit: All of Arpent Lot Thirty-five (35), old City of Pensacola,
having a frontage of dne hundred ninety-two (192) feet on
Palafox street, by a depth of one hundred ninety-two (192)
feet on Chase street, together with the improvements there-
on and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances
thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, in considera-
tion of and exchange for a conveyance by and from the United
States of America, transferring and conveying to Escambia
county, Florida, the following described real estate, situate,
lying and being in the City of Pensacola, Escambia County,
State of Florida, to-wit: the south one hundred sixty-nine
(169) feet eleven (11) inches of Lot one hundred thirteen
(113), and all of Lot one hundred fourteen (114), in block
fifteen (15), old City of Pensacola, together with the improve-
ments thereon and the tenements, hereditaments and appur-
tenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining,
subject to any existing encroachment thereon and to any ex-
isting easement thereon of adjacent property owners; author-
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County Commissioners, to sell to any adjacent owner, on the
north, not more than ten feet of the north end of said prop-
erty, for such consideration as said board deem reasonable, if
and when said board determine that such portion is not nec-
essary for county purposes; and prescribing the manner of
effectuating such conveyance and exchange:
Also-
House Bill No. 39:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the time of holding
the regular terms of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial
Circuit of Florida.
Also-
House Bill No. 36:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for interest on cer-
tain delinquent taxes of the City of St. Petersburg and penal-
ties and interest on future taxes of the City of St. Petersburg,
and to repeal all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
Very Respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bills Nos. 21, 39 and 36, contained in the above
message, were referred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1937.
Hon. W. McL. Christie,
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. 55:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the cancellation
of all outstanding tax sale certificates held and owned by
the State of Florida, and all tax liens for subsequent unpaid
taxes, and directing the Comptroller of the State of Florida
to cancel, said certificates and taxes on certain lands in
Pinellas County, Florida, said lands now being a part of the
cemetery of City of Clearwater.
Proof of publication attached.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 103:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 17064, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1935, entitled "An Act to prohibit hunting
on Saturday or Sundays with dog or gun within the terri-
torial limits of certain counties of the State of Florida, hav-
ing a population of not less than 5,210 and not more than
5,500, according to the State census of 1935; and providing
penalties for the violation of same."
Also-
Senate Bill No. 104:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and empowering
the City of Pensacola to levy a tax for publicity purposes
subject to ratification by the qualified electors of said City,
providing the manner in which the proceeds of such tax
shall be expended, and providing for the submission of the
questions as to whether said tax shall be levied by ordinance
of said City at the General Municipal Election to be held
on June 7th, 1937, and providing for a canvas of the votes
cast upon said question.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 55, 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. 103, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and referred to the Com-
mittee on Census and Apportionment.
And Senate Bill No. 104, 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 and
read:



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SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1937.
Hon. W. McL. Christie,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has Passed:
Senate Bill No. 52:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend the charter of the
City of Pensacola, Florida, relating to the adjustment, com-
promise, settlement, satisfaction, surrender and cancellation
of tax liens and tax sales certificates held by the City of
Pensacola on real and personal property.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 67:
A bill to be entitled An Act confirming, legalizing and vali-
dating the calling and holding of an election in the town of
Cottondale, Jackson County, State of Florida, for the issu-
ance of $7500.00 of water-works bonds for completing, im-
proving and building the water-works system of said town,
and confirming, legalizing and validating said bonds, and
confirming, legalizing and validating the proceeding had in
the Circuit Court of said county of Jackson for the valida-
tion of said bonds, including the order or decree of said court
entered in said proceeding dated September 9th A. D. 1936
and duly recorded in the office of the clerk of said court.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 52, contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and placed on the Local Calen-
dar.
And Senate Bill No. 67, contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title.
Mr. Alford asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Alford moved that the rules be waived and that Senate
Bill No. 67 be read the second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 67 was. read the second time by its
title.
Mr. Alford moved that the rules be further waived and that
Senate Bill No. 67 be read a third time in full and placed up
on its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 67 was read the third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges,
Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsboroueh), Martin
(Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders,
Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay),
Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker.
Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -94.
Nays-None.
So the Senate Bill No. 67 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1937.
Hon. W. McL. Christie,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has Passed:



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Senate Bill No. 45:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the cancellation
of all outstanding tax sales certificates held and owned by the
State of Florida and all tax liens for subsequent unpaid taxes
on certain lands in Polk County, Florida.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 53:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the cancellation
of all outstanding tax sale certificates held and owned by the
State of Florida, and all tax liens for subsequent unpaid taxes,
and directing the Comptroller of the State of Florida to cancel
said certificates and taxes on certain lands in Pinellas County,
Florida.
Proof of publication attached.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 54:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the cancellation
of all outstanding tax sale certificates held and owned by the
State of Florida, and all tax liens for subsequent unpaid taxes,
and directing the Comptroller of the State of Florida to cancel
said certificates and taxes on said lands on Clearwater Beach
Island, in the City of Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida.
Proof of publication attached.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
"Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 45, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title, and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
And Senate Bill No. 53, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title, and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
And Senate Bill No. 54, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title, and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1937.
Hon. W. McL. Christie,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has Passed:
Senate Bill No. 5:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and empowering
the City of Pensacola to purchase real property at a price
not to exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000,000). to be
leased to persons, firms or corporations constructing, es-
tablishing and operating a paper or other manufacturing
or industrial plant or plants upon the same; providing that
the purchase price of said property may be paid in annual
installments and upon such terms and conditions as may be
agreed upon between the said City of Pensacola and the seller
thereof; authorizing said city to levy certain taxes to pay
therefore and to appropriate annually from current receipts
of the city from such taxes and other resources the amount
of said annual installments with interest and authorizing
said city to execute a mortgage upon said property to secure
the purchase price thereof, and authorizing said city to lease
said property for a term of not to exceed ninety nine (99)
years, and upon such terms and conditions as the city coun-
cil of said city may deem proper.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 5, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Cole asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Cole moved that the rules be waived and that Senate
Bill No. 5 be read the second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
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Mr. Cole moved that the rules be further waived and that
Senate Bill No. 5 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 5 was read the third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges,
Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders,
Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay),
Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker,
Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -94.
Nays-None.
So the Senate Bill No. 5 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1937.
Hon. W. McL. Christie,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has Passed:
Senate Bill No. 148:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the registration
and re-registration .of all qualified electors in Jackson Coun-
ty, Florida, as a pre-requisite for voting; and further provid-
ing for the making of a new set of regulation books in Jack-
son County, Florida, and for the payment of expenses of
same by the Board of County Commissioners of Jackson
County, Florida; and repealing Chapter 14,890, Acts of 1931
Session of the Legislature, Laws of Florida.
Proof of Publication attached.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And-
Senate Bill No. 148, 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 and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1937.
Hon. W. McL. Christie,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has Passed:
Senate Bill No. 120:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 12 of Chap-
ter 16732 Laws of Florida of 1933, and Section 12 of Chapter
15525 Laws of Florida of 1931, relating to the assessment, and
collection of taxes by the City of Tampa, Fla.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 121:
A bill to be entitled An Act making provisions for placing
and maintaining the fiscal affairs of the City of Tampa on a
cash basis; providing for the preparation of budget estimates
and passage of resolutions making appropriations and levying
taxes; and providing for the enforcement of the provisions
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Also-
Senate Bill No. 122:
A bill to be entitled An Act concerning the working of per-
sons confined in the jail or other prison of the City of Tampa
in pursuance of conviction in the Municipal Court of said
city.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And-
Senate Bills Nos. 120, 121, and 122 were read the first time
by their titles, and placed on the local calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1937.
Hon. W. McL. Christie,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has Passed:
Senate Bill No. 110:
A bill to be entitled An Act to enable the Town of Lake
Maitland, Fla., to regulate and limit the manner and type
of construction, the height and bulk and the location and
use of buildings, walls, fences, signboards and structures of
all kinds, whether permanently located or movable, to reg-
ulate and determine the location, use and area of yards,
courts and other open spaces, subdividing and platting of
lands, and the laying out and the location of streets, alleys,
parks and playgrounds, to regulate and restrict the location
of trades and industries, and the use of premises, and to
authorize the creation of a town planning and zoning com-
mission of the Town of Lake Maitland.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And-
Senate Bill No. 110, contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title.
Mr. Leedy asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Leedy moved that the rules be waived and that Senate
Bill No. 110 be read the second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 110 was read the second time by its
title.
Mr. Leedy moved that the rules be further waived and that
Senate Bill No. 110 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 110 was read the third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris. Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges,
Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders,
Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay),
Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker,
Walters, West,- Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -94.
Nays-None.
So the Senate Bill No. 110 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:











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SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1937.
Hon. W. McL. Christie,
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. 68:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Sections 3,050 and
3,054, Revised General Statutes of Florida, 1920, and Section
4, Chapter 12,441, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1927 Session of
Legislature, same being Sections 4,817, 4,822, and 4,836, Com-
piled General Laws of Florida, 1927; and relating to and
fixing the times for holding the terms of the Circuit Court
in the several counties in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of
Florida.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very Respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 68, contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Drummond asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Drummond moved that the rules be waived and that
Senate Bill No. 68 be read the second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 68 was read the second time by its
title.
Mr. Drummond moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 68 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 68 was read the third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best.
Bryant, Buie, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole,
Collins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Drummond, Early, Eide, Fahs,
Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin,
Gray, Hale, Harrell, Harris, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges,
Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Mays, Morrison, Morrow, Moore, Motes, McCarty,
McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Platt,
Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders,
Scales, Sheldon, Sikes, Sinclair, Slappey, Smith (Clay),
Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker,
Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -94.
Nays-None.
So the Senate Bill No. 68 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1937.
Hon. W. McL. Christie,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has Adopted:
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2:
A Concurrent Resolution of the Senate and House of
Representatives proposing a joint session of the Legislature
to be held for the purpose of conducting memorial exercises
in memory of the Honorable Duncan U. Fletcher and the
Honorable Park M. Trammell, lated United States Senators
from the State of Florida.



OF REPRESENTATIVES April 13, 1937

WHEREAS, on May 8, 1936 the Honorable Park M. Tram-
mell, former Governor of the State of Florida and for more
than eighteen years the junior Senator from Florida in
the Senate of the United States, departed this life, and where-
as on June 17, 1936, shortly thereafter, the Honorable Dun-
can U. Fletcher, the Senior Senator from Florida in the
Senate of the United States departed this life after having
served nearly thirty years in the highest branch of the Na-
tional Congress as Florida's senior Senator, and
WHEREAS, it is appropriate that the Legislature of the
State of Florida, as representative of the people of the State
in session assembled, do pause in their deliberations for a
sufficient period of time to convene in joint session for the
purpose of recounting the lives and memories of Florida's
late United States Senators, in order that the example there-
of may be a source of inspiration to our posterity and an
example to our contemporaries, now therefore:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CON-
CURRING THEREIN:
That the Legislature of the State of Florida do convene
in joint session at 11:30 A. M. on Friday the 30th day of
April, A. D. 1937, for the purpose of conducting suitable
memorial exercises in honor of the memories of our late
United States Senators Duncan U. Fletcher and Park M.
Trammell, and that the President of the Senate do appoint
a special committee of five senators to work in conjunction
with a similar committee of the House of Representatives
of such number as the Speaker thereof shall decide is ex-
pedient and shall appoint for that purpose, which said com-
mittees of the Senate and of the House of Representatives
shall make suitable arrangements for a program to. be ob-
served at said special joint session, and shall extend invita-
tions to such officials and citizens of the State to be heard
on said program, as said committees shall determine to be
appropriate for the occasion,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the Legislature here-
by invites the Honorable Charles Andrews, senior senator and
the Honorable Claude Pepper, junior senator, as successors
to Senators Trammell and Fletcher, respectively, in the Sen-
ate of the United States, to appear and address the Legisla-
ture on said occasion, and that the Honorable Fred P. Cone,
as Governor of the State of Florida be extended a like in-
vitation, and that each member of Congress from the State
of Florida be invited to be present on the occasion of said
memorial exercises.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very Respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2, contained in the
above message, was read the first time.
Mr. Harrell asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Harrell moved that the rules be waived and that Senate
Concurrent Resolution No. 2 be read the second time in full.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2 was read the sec-
ond time in full.
Mr. Harrell moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2 was adopted and
the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Wood, of Liberty, moved that the House do now adjourn.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at 12:05 P. M. the House stood adjourned until
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 1937



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00 A. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best, Bryant,
Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole, Collins,
Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle, Dendy,
Dishong, Douglas, Early, Eide, Fahs, Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller,
Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin, Gray, Hale, Harrell, Hatch,
Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges, Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly,
King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman, Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant,
Martin (Hillsborough), Martin (Polk), Moore, Morrison,
Morrow, Motes, McCarty, McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy,
Peacock, Peeples, Platt, Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray,
Rodgers, Rose, Saunders, Scales, Sheldon, Slappey, Smith
(Clay), Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner,
Walker, Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -89.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Speaker announced that Mr. Sikes would be excused
from attendance on the House today.
The Journal of the House for April 13 was corrected and as
corrected was approved.
The following communication was received, read and or-
dered spread upon the Journal.
TO THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES:
I announce the following change in committee assignments:
FORESTRY COMMITTEE:
Kelly of Nassau, on.
Respectfully submitted,
W. McL. CHRISTIE,
Speaker.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Lanier, of Madison-
House Resolution No. 21:
By Messrs. Lanier of Madison, Slappey of Gadsden, Chavous
of Dixie, Jernigan of Excambia, Martin of Hillsborough, West
of Santa Rosa, Butt of Brevard, Motes of Putnam, Collins of
Leon-
WHEREAS, There have been numerous laws in the past de-
clared unconstitutional by reason of the fact that the titles
thereof were not properly and correctly entered in the Journals
during their passage;
AND WHEREAS, it is highly desirable that no law passed
by this Legislature be declared invalid by reason of such
technical errors;
AND WHEREAS, it is the sense of this House that a com-
petent Bill Checker be appointed whose duties it will be to see
that all Journal references to the different Bills are correct;
AND WHEREAS, the 1935 Session of the Florida Legislature
provided for such work to be carried on; Now therefore
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE, that the Speaker, be,
and he is hereby authorized and directed to appoint a Bill
Checker, and an Assistant, if considered necessary, to prop-
erly administer the work authorized under this resolution.
Which was read the first time and referred to the Commit-
tee on Resolutions.
By Mr. Collins, of Leon-
House Resolution No. 22:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
IN SESSION ASSEMBLED:
That not to exceed two hundred (200) copies of the daily



House Calendar be authorized to be printed, in addition to the
number heretofore authorized.
Which was read the first time.
Mr. Collins moved that the rules be waived and that House
Resolution No. 22 be read the second time in full.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Resolution No. 22 was read the second time in
full.
Mr. Collins moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And House Resolution No. 22 was adopted.
By Messrs. Morrow of Palm Beach, Platt of Collier, McCarty
of St. Lucie, Lewis of Levy, Dishong of DeSoto, Chavous of
Dixie, Papy of Monroe, Smith of Clay, Cook of Flagler, Rose
of Charlotte, Turner of St. Johns, Winburn of LaFayette,
Martin, Sheldon and Dekle of Hillsborough, Hodges of Orange,
Hazen of Bradford, Godwin of Washington, Clement of Pinel-
las, Holt and Overstreet of Dade, Hale and Byington of Volusia,
Harris of Alachua, Jernigan of Escambia, Drummond of
Holmes, Hewitt of Union, Barnett of Seminole, Marchant, Sin-
clair and Martin of Polk, Getzen of Sumter-
House Roslution No. 23:
Providing the members of the House of Representatives of
the Florida legislature with a complete set of the compiled
general laws of 1927, annotated with all supplements thereto
up to date.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES:
Section 1: That from and after the passage of this Resolu-
tion the Sergeant-at-Arms shall take all steps necessary to
secure and shall deliver to each member of the House of
Representatives, a complete set of the 1927 Compiled General
Laws of the State of Florida, annotated and all supplements
thereto, up to date.
Section 2: That the expense of procuring and furnishing
the books referred to in Section One of this Resolution, shall
be and is hereby included as a part of the expenses of the
House of Representatives of this the 1937 Session of the
Florida Legislature.
Which was read the first time.
Mr. Wood of Liberty in the Chair.
Mr. Martin of Hillsborough moved that the rules be waived
and that House Resolution No. 23 be read the second time
in full.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Resolution No. 23 was read the second time in
full.
The speaker in the chair.
Mr. Martin of Hillsborough moved the adoption of the
Resolution.
Mr. Butt moved the previous question on the adoption of
House Resolution No. 23.
Which was agreed to.
A roll call being demanded on the passage of the Resolu-
tion, the vote was as follows:
Yeas: Messrs. Adams, Barnett, Best, Byington, Chavous,
Clement, Cook, Crary, Dekle, Dendy, Dishong, Douglas,
Fulkerson, Getzen, Godwin, Hale, Harrell, Hatch, Hew-
itt, Jernigan, Kelly, Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin
(Hillsborough), Martin (Polk), Morrison, Morrow, Motes,
Papy, Platt, Potter, Rardin, Rogers, Rose, Sheldon, Smith
(Clay), Stewart, Turner, Walker, Walters, Winburn-42.
Nays: Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Alford, Bryant, Burks, Butt,
Collins, Coogler, Cooley, Crocker, Davis, Early, Eide, Fahs,



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Fraser. Fuller. Fuqua, Gaston, Gray, Hazen, Hendry, Hodges,
Holt, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman, Moore, McCarty, McLeod,
Outman, Overstreet, Peacock, Peeples, Preacher, Ray, Saun-
ders, Scales, Slappey, Smith (Marion) Stanly, Sudduth, West,
Williams, Wood (Lee), Wood (Liberty)-45.
So the resolution failed of adoption.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS.
By Mr. West, of Santa Rosa-
House Bill No. 314:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 12 of Chapter
17481, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1935, entitled "An Act to pro-
vide for and adopt a comprehensive Workmen's Compensation
Law for the State of Florida; to provide compensation there-
under for disability or death resulting from an injury arising
out of and in the course of employment; limiting, regulating
and prohibiting resort to certain common law causes of action
and/or defenses in cases falling within the purview of this
act; imposing certain duties and exactions upon employers
and/or employees falling within the scope of this law; defining
the employment subject hereto and delimiting the applica-
tion of this act as applied to other employment and setting
up an agency of the state for the administration hereof," by
providing changes in the time of commencement, and the
rate, of compensation.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Labor.
By Mr. Cook, of Flagler-
House Bill No. 315:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the enforcement of
taxes and/or special assessments and interest and penalties
thereon imposed by drainage districts and sub-drainage dis-
tricts in the State of Florida; providing a supplemental, ad-
ditional, optional and alternative method of enforcing such
tax liens and/or special assessments and interest and penalties
thereon by suit in chancery in the nature of a proceeding in
rem against the lands upon which such taxes and/or special
assessments constitute liens; and prescribing the practice,
pleading and procedure in such suits and authorizing the al-
lowance or reasonable attorney's fees therein.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Canals and Drainage.
By Mr. Cook, of Flagler-
House Bill No. 316:
A bill to be entitled An Act requiring electors in Counties
having a population of not less than 3150 and not more than
3200 according to the last official census of the State of Flor-
ida, to re-register in said Counties.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Mr. Fuller, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 317:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the compensation
of the Constables and Justices of the Peace in all Counties of
the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on County Officials.
By Mr. Fuller, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 318:
A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting the employment of
attorneys by any State Board Department or Commission ex-
cept upon the approval of the Attorney General.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Fuller, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 319:
A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing the office of Assistant
State Attorney in all Judicial Circuits having a population of
less than one hundred thousand (100,000) people.
Which was.read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Mr. Cook, of Flagler-
House Bill No. 320:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the compensation of the
members of the boards of public instruction in counties hav-
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3200 according to the last official census of the State of
Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Mr. Fuller, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 321:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to bondholders' com-
mittees organized for the enforcement of claims upon county,
district and municipal bonds, or the re-funding thereof; regu-
lating the activities of said bondholders' committees, and
providing for the registration thereof with the Secretary of
State; regulating the making of contracts and undertakings
by counties, districts and municipalities with bondholders'
committees, their attorneys, agents and representatives, and
providing for the public record of the same, and prescribing
certain disabilities, penalties and forfeitures to be incurred
for the violation of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Harrell, of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 322:
A bill to be entitled An Act to permit fraternal benefit
societies doing business on the lodge plan to pay death bene-
fits upon the lives of children for whose support and mainte-
nance a member of such society is responsible; to organize
and operate branches for such children, and providing the
maximum amount of such benefits payable; to state the terms
and conditions under which a benefit certificate may be issued
in such cases, and to require the maintenance of reserves to
protect the same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Harrell, of Hamilton-
House Bill No. 323:
A bill to be entitled An Act To Permit Fraternal Benefit
Societies to issue Benefit Certificates to their Members in
accordance with their Laws, and to establish their Member-
ship into divisions and classes, and to provide for the pay-
ment of Benefits from Special Funds created for such pur-
poses to the oldest Membership of a division and class upon
the death of a Member in the same division and class.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Commttee on Insurance.
By Messrs. Sudduth and Gray of Bay, McLeod of Franklin,
Drummond of Holmes, Fraser of Baker, Adams of Calhoun,
Alford and Peacock of Jackson, West of Santa Rosa, Barnett
of Seminole, Kelly of Nassau, Slappey of Gadsden, Dendy of
Gulf, and Hewitt of Union-
House Bill No. 324:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 5995, revised
General Statutes of Florida, 1920, same being Section 8289,
Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, and to repeal Section
5996, Revised General Statutes of Florida, 1920, same being
Section 8290, Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, both be-
ing laws fixing and prescribing the power and jurisdiction of
justices of the peace to try and determine misdemeanors com-
mitted in their respective districts. The effect of this Act
being to abolish trial jurisdiction of misdemeanors in jus-
tices of peace, and to vest, same in County Judge; and pro-
viding that all proceedings now pending in the justice of
peace courts shall not be affected by this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C".
By Messrs. Lehman of Seminole, Smith of Marion, Over-
street of Dade, Lanier of Madison, Peeples of Glades, Buie
of Marion, Burks of Pasco, Getzen of Sumter, Ives of Colum-
bia, Alford of Jackson, Turner of St. Johns, Hazen of Brad-
ford, Kelly of Nassau, Butt of Brevard, Wood of Lee, Hendry
of Hardee, Fahs of Lake, Douglas and Motes of Putnam,
Scales of Taylor (with reservation), Early of Sarasota, By-
ington of Volusia, Sheldon of Hillsborough, Williams of Cit-
rus, Ray of Manatee, Cook of Flagler, Best of Suwannee,
Martin of Polk, Chavous of Dixie, Hewitt of Union, Walters
of Osceola, Hale of Volusia, Lewis of Levy, Winburn of La-
fayette, Jernigan of Escambia, Walker of Indian River, and
Cooley of Lake-
House Joint Resolution No. 325:
A JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an Amendment to Sec-
tion 11 of Article IX of the Constitution of the State of Flor-











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ida, Relating to Taxation and Finances, So as to Provide
Authority for the State of Florida to Levy and Collect an
Income and Inheritance or Estate Taxes.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Section 11 of Article IX
of the Constitution of the State of Florida, relating to taxa-
tion and finance be, and the same is, hereby agreed to, and
shall be submitted to the electors of the State of Florida at
the General Election to be held on the first Tuesday after
the first Monday in November, A. D. 1938, for ratification or
rejection, that is to say, that Section 11 of Article IX of the
Constitution of the State of Florida relating to taxation and
finance, be amended so as to read as follows:
"Section 11. The Legislature shall provide for levy and
collection of taxes upon inheritances and upon the income
of residents or citizens of this State, and Provide for the ap-
propriation of all taxes collected under this Section to State,
County, educational, or municipal purposes as it may deem
advisable; provided, however, that no city or town shall be
permitted to levy or collect such taxes."
Which was read the first time in full and referred to
the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Williams, of Citrus-
House Bill No. 326:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that the Board of
County Commissioners of Citrus County, Florida shall not be
empowered nor permitted to employ an attorney-at-law to
prosecute any persons, firms or corporations charged with the
Commission of any kind of offense against the Laws of the
State of Florida in or before the County Judge's Court of
Citrus County, Florida; and also providing that the County
Judge of Citrus County, Florida be empowered to appoint an
attorney-at-law to prosecute any persons, firms or corpora-
tions charged with the Commission of any kind of offense
against the laws of the State of Florida in or before the County
Judge's Court of Citrus County, whenever necessary .in any
case providing for the compensation of such attorney so em-
ployed by the County Judge and providing for the assessment
of such fee as cost against the defendant.
Which bill was read the first time by its title, and had at-
tached to same when introduced in the House of Representa-
tives the following proof of publication which was ordered to
be entered in full upon the Journal of the House of Repre-
sentatives:
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF CITRUS.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared Taylor
Dawson, 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 Prohibiting the Board of County Commissioners
of Citrus County, Florida from employing an attorney-at-law
and empowering the County Judge's Court of Citrus County,
Florida to employ such attorney, has been published at least
thirty days prior to this date, by being printed in the issue of
February 25th, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 1937, of the
Citrus County Chronicle, a newspaper published in Citrus
County, Florida; that a copy of the notice that has been pub-
lished as aforesaid and also this affidavit of proof of publica-
tion are attached to the proposed bill or contemplated law,
and such copy of the notice so attached is by reference made
a part of this affidavit.
TAYLOR DAWSON.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 2nd day of April,
1937.
(Seal)
NELLIE B. STEWART,
Notary Public, State of Florida.
My commission expires December 18, 1937.
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the evidence that said bill has been published in com-
pliance with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has
been established in this Legislature.
Mr. Williams asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
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Mr. Williams moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 326 be read the second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 326 was read the second time by its title.
Mr. Williams moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 326 be read the third time in full and placed
upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 326 was read the third time in full.
Upon the call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote
was:
Yeas: Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole, Collins,
Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle, Dendy,
Dishong, Douglas, Early, Eide, Fahs, Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller,
Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin, Gray, Hale, Harrell, Hatch,
Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges, Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly,
King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman, Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant,
Martin (Hillsborough), Martin (Polk), Moore, Morrison,
Morrow, Motes, McCarty, McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy,
Peacock, Peeples, Platt, Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray,
Rodgers, Rose, Saunders, Scales, Sheldon, Slappey, Smith
(Clay), Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner,
Walker, Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -89.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
By Messrs. Bryant and Harris, of Alachua-
House Bill No. 327:
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the present Govern-
ment of the City of High Springs, Alachua County, Florida,
and to create establish and organize a municipality to be
known and designated as the City of High Springs, and to
provide for its government, jurisdiction, franchises and privi-
leges.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Bryant and Harris of Alachua-
House Bill No. 328:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for and requiring re-
registration for all elections to be held in the year A. D. 1938,
and subsequent years thereafter, in Alachua County, State of
Florida, providing that prior registration shall be null and
void and of no force and effect after January second (2nd)
A. D. 1938, and providing for a fee for the services of the
Registration Officer of said County.
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 ALACHUA.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared L. C.
Pepper, who on oath does solemnly swear that he has knowl-
edge of the matters stated herein; that a notice stating the
substance of a contemplated law or proposed bill relating to
re-registration for all elections to be held in the year A. D.
1938 in Alachua County, etc., has been published at least thirty
days prior to this date, by being printed in the issue of March
8th, 1937 of the Gainesville Daily Sun, a newspaper published
in Alachua County, Florida; that a copy of the notice that
has been published as aforesaid and also this affidavit of proof
of publication are attached to the proposed bill or contem-
plated law, and such copy of the notice so attached is by ref-
erence made a part of this affadivit.
L. C. PEPPER.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D., 1937.
(Seal)
L. M. SHANNON,
Notary Public, State of Florida.
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By Messrs. Bryant and Harris, of Alachua-
House Bill No. 329:
A Bill to be entitled An Act relating to the hunting of
game in the County of Alachua, State of Florida, on Sunday,
and providing for the violation thereof.
Which Bill was read the first time by its title, and had
attached to same when introduced in the House of Repre-
sentatives the following proof of publication which was or-
dered to be entered in full upon the Journal of the House
of Representatives:
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF ALACHUA.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared L.
C. Pepper who on oath does solemnly swear that he has
knowledge of the matters stated herein; that a notice stat-
ing the substance of a contemplated law or proposed bill re-
lating to regulation of hunting game in Alachua County
has been published at least thirty days prior to this date,
by being printed in the issue of March 8th, 1937 of the
Gainesville Daily Sun, a newspaper published in Alachua
County, Florida, that a copy of the notice that has been
published as aforesaid and also this affidavit of proof of
publication are attached to the proposed bill or contem-
plated law, and such copy of the notice so attached is by
reference made a part of this affidavit.
L. C. PEPPER.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April
A. D. 1937.
(Seal)
L. M. SHANNON,
Notary Public, State of Florida.
My commission expires July 22, 1937.
And the bill was placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Bryant and Harris of Alachua, and Wood of
Liberty-
House Bill No. 330:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section Two of
Chapter 17, 110 of Laws of 1935 being An Act relating to
mortgages or other instruments creating liens on farm equip-
ment, live stock, agricultural, horticultural and fruit crops,
planted, growing and to be planted, grown and raised, or any
of them, securing existing indebtedness and/or future ad-
vances, including optional and obligatory advances; provid-
ing for the priority of such mortgages or other instruments;
and providing when this Act shall become effective.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D".
By Messrs. Hale and Byington, of Volusia-
House Bill No. 331:
A bill to be entitled An Act granting a pension to Eugenia
Fair and appropriating funds to pay same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on State Pensions.
By Messrs. Dekle, Sheldon and Martin, of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 332:
A bill to be entitled An Act to recognize officials of for-
eign governments in the State of Florida and to give and
grant to all honorary consuls, vice-consuls and consular
agents all powers, privileges and immunities granted to con-
suls of career under any and all laws and treaties between
the United States and any and all foreign governments, and
to give legal effect to the long established custom of grant-
ing all consuls exempt motor vehicle license tags.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Mr. Smith, of Marion-
House Bill No. 333:
A bill to be entitled An Act in relation to the compensa-
tion and lien of attorneys and counsellors at law.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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By Mr. Smith, of Marion-
House Bill No. 334:
A bill to be entitled An Act to further regulate the prac-
tice of .law; providing who may practice law; defining the
practice of law; requiring a license for practicing law; and
providing penalties for violations of the Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Messrs. King and Stanly of Duval-
House Bill No. 335:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for Re-registration
of all voters for Primary Elections to be Held in the- Year
A. D. 1938 in Every County of the State of Florida and de-
fining the Time When, and Where, the Registration Books
in Each County shall be kept open; the Type and Number
of Registration Books to be Used, and Setting the Final Date
for the Payment of Poll Taxes for the Primaries.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Elections.
By Messrs. King and Stanly of Duval-
House Bill No. 336-
A bill to be entitled An Act to Provide for the Re-regis-
tration of all Voters for the General Election to be Held in
the Year A. D. 1938, and Setting the Time for the Re-regis-
tration of Voters for Subsequent General Elections and De-
fining the Time, When and Where, the Registration Books
in Each County of the State of Florida Shall Be Kept Open,
and the Type and Number of Registration Books; the Cer-
tificates to be Used, and Setting the Date for the Payment
of Poll Taxes for the General Election.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Lewis, of Levy-
House Bill No. 337:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 7 of Chap-
ter 10123, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925 as amended by Chap-
ter 17009, Laws of Florida. Acts of 1935, relating to salt
water fishing industry of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Comittee on Conservation and Fish & Game.
By Messrs. Bryant and Harris, of Alachua-
House Bill No. 338:
A bill to be entitled An Act ratifying and confirming,
validating and legalizing the assessments, valuations of prop-
erties and levies of taxes by the City of High Springs, Alachua
County, Florida for the years A. D. 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933,
1934, 1935, 1936, and authorizing the collection of said taxes
so levied in the manner provided by state law; to ratify and
confirm any and all other acts of the City Commission of the
City of High Springs, for said years.
Which was read the first time by its title and place of the
Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Stanly, King and Christie, of Duval-
House Bill No. 339:
A bill to be entitled An Act legalizing, validating and con-
firming the taxes and the assessments and levies thereof of
the town of Atlantic Beach in the State of Florida, for each
of the years 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, and 1935, and
all tax certificates of said town for said years, now held by said
town unredeemed.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Sheldon, Martin and Dekle, of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 340:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Chapter 17060 Acts
of 1935 being an Act regulating the allowance of the exemp-
tion of homesteads from taxation, and prescribing the duties
of county and city officials and taxpayers with reference
thereto, by declaring that improvements upon homesteads
constructed after the adoption by the People of the State of
Florida of Section 7, Article 10, of the Constitution of the
State of Florida, shall be free from debt service levy for
bonds passed and approved before the adoption of said Sec-
tion 7, of Article 10, of the Constitution of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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By Mr. King, of Duval-
House Bill No. 341:
A bill to be entitled An Act Authorizing the Use of Visible
Record Binders for Registration Books in Certain Counties of
the State of Florida and the Type of Binders and Registra-
tion Blanks, and Certificates, for Use in these Counties, and
Source of Supply for the Necessary Equipment.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Elections.
By Messrs. Dekle, Sheldon and Martin, of Hillsborough-
House Bill No. 342:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1 of Chapter
11896 of the Laws of Florida, approved June 6, 1927, the
same being Section 6248 of Compiled General Laws of 1927
and relating to regulating the use of the co-insurance clause
in contracts of insurance.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. King, of Duval-
House Bill No. 343:
A bill to be entitled An Act Removing the Disability of the
Supervisor of Registration from holding Any Other Office
Until six months After Ceasing to be Such Supervisor.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on County Officials.
By Messrs. Holt. Lindsey and Overstreet, of Dade-
House Bill No. 344:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the lessor of real
property to evict and dispossess tenants creating and commit-
ting noise, disturbances and other acts which disturb the
peace, comfort and enjoyment of other tenants and lessees of
the same or other property adjacent thereto after notice to
vacate has been given by said lessor upon said lessee or
lessees.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet, of Dade-
House Bill No. 345:
A bill to be entitled An Act defining the duties and authority
of the County Coroner, in counties where said office has been
created, concerning the disposition of dead bodies; and pro-
viding penalty for violation thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on County Officials.
By Mr. Kelly, of Nassau-
House Bill No. 346:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1, of Chapter
17011, Laws of the State of Florida (1935) and Sections 1830,
1833, 1837, 8049, 8052, 8054, 8055, 8060 and 8062 of the Compiled
General Laws of the State of Florida, relating to Licensing,
Regulating taking fish with nets and otherwise; Prohibiting
fishing with certain nets, prescribing the dimensions of cer-
tain nets, fixing a closed season on mullet and trout, and
providing for the seizure and confiscation of vessels, boats,
trucks, or other conveyances, other than licensed common
carriers, engaged in unlawful catching or transporting illegal
fish; and repealing Sections 1, 2 and 3 of Chapter 7907, Laws
of the State of Florida (1919) and Section 1 of Chapter 17009,
Laws of the State of Florida (1935).
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Fish and Game & Conservation.
By Mr. Kelly, of Nassau-
House Bill No. 347:
A bill to be entitled An Act making it unlawful to fish with
seines or drag nets of certain size mesh in the salt waters of
the State of Florida, South of the Suwanee River.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Conservation and Fish & Game.
By Mr. Kelly, of Nassau-
House Bill No. 348:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1797 of the
Compiled General Laws placing a license tax upon wholesale
and retail dealers, canning factories, boats, or vessels en-
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Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Conservation and Fish & Game.
By Mr. Kelly, of Nassau-
House Bill No. 349:
A bill to be entitled An Act regulating the catching of Mul-
let, Mackerel, Blue Fish, Pompano, Red Fish, Salt Water
Trout and other food fish in the salt waters of the State of
Florida, west of the Aucilla River; and providing penalties
for violations; and repealing conflicting laws.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Conservation and Fish & Game.
By Mr. Kelly, of Nassau-
House Bill No. 350:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 1, Chapter
17010, Laws of the State of Florida (1935) being an Act to
protect and regulate the salt water fishing industry in the
State of Florida, and to declare certain fresh waters in the
State salt water for the purpose of this Act and to define cer-
tain waters as salt waters, and to prohibit the placing of oils,
acids, sewerage or other matter detrimental to fish or other
sea-food in the waters of this State.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Conservation and Fish and Game.
By Mr. Kelly, of Nassau-
House Bill No. 351:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 1880 and
8083 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida (1927). Plac-
ing a license tax on vessels, aliens and non-residents engaged
in the sponge industry, and repealing Section 1887-of said
Compiled General Laws.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committees on Conservation and Fish & Game.
By Mr. Kelly, of Nassau-
House Bill No. 352:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 7, Chapter
16178, Laws of Florida (1933), authorizing the State Board
of Conservation to make such reasonable rules and regula-
tions not inconsistent with Law as may be necessary for carry-
ing out the provisions of the Act, and giving the Agents of
said Board authority to serve warrants and other processes
the same as Sheriffs in this State.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committees on Conservation and Fish & Game.
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet, of Dade-
House Bill No. 353:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the establishment
of the office of County Coroner in Counties in the State of
Florida having a population of more than 170,000 according
to the last Federal or State census; specifying his appoint-
ment, qualifications, compensation, term of office, duties,
powers and authority; providing for specific duties of the
State Attorney in connection therewith, repealing all Laws
in conflict therewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Mr. Burks, of Pasco-
House Bill No. 354:
A bill to be entitled An Act changing the legal status and
classification of State Road No. 34.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Winburn, of LaFayette-
House Bill No. 355:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 2652 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida of 1920, the same being
Section 4318 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida of
1927, relating to the requirement that all pleas shall be
sworn to by the defendant, his agent or attorney, in law
actions, and providing that it shall not be objectionable for
the pleas to be contradictory.
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By Mr. Winburn, of LaFayette-
House Bill No. 356:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 3168 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida of 1920, the same be-
ing Section 4960 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida
of 1927, relating to appeals in chancery from final decrees
or interlocutory orders, and to repeal Section 3169 of the
Revised General Statutes of Florida of 1920 the same being
Section 4961 of the Compiled General Laws of Florida of
1927, relating to appeals "from any interlocutory order, de-
cision, judgment, or decree of the circuit courts of this State,
when sitting as courts of equity;"
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Mr. Outman, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 357:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 8444 of the
Compiled General Laws of Florida, 1927, being Section 6139
Revised General Statutes, relating to payment of fines, for-
feitures and costs in courts of justices of the peace or com-
mitting magistrates in the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "D".
By Mr. Outman, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 358:
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Chapter 8539, Acts of
1921, relating to special officers for the protection and safety of
common carriers, their passengers and employees and the
property of such carriers, passengers and employees, and
providing for the appointment, powers, duties, qualifications,
tenure, removal and compensation of such special officers.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Mr. Outman, of Pinellas-
House Bill No. 359:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the Governor of
the State of Florida to appoint residents of the State of
Florida to act as notaries public while maintaining temporary
residence in the National Capital, and making legal the acts
of such notaries public, as relates to taking affidavits, oaths
or acknowledgements of any instrument pertaining to qual-
ifying or voting in primary, general and special elections
held in this State.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "C".
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet, of Dade-
House Bill No. 360:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for musicians' liens,
the procedure of enforcement thereof, and to repeal all Acts
in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Labor.
By Mr. Overstreet, of Dade-
House Bill No. 361:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Racing under the
provisions of Chapter 14,832, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931,
as amended, and prescribing and fixing the commissions to
be taken from Pari-Mutuel pools and the distribution thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet, of Dade-
House Bill No. 362:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that any person who
shall have been subpoenaed to appear in any Count of Record
in this State to testify in any criminal trial who shall leave
the County in which he shall be served with such process in
order to avoid testifying as to material facts within his knowl-
edge, shall be guilty of a felony; and providing penalty for
violation thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A."
By Mr. Getzen, of Sumter-
House Bill No. 363:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 16789 of the
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the promotion and encouragement of aviation; exempting
aviation motor fuel of 78 octane number (A.S.T.M. method
D-357-33T) rating or higher from the payment of any excise
taxes levied by the State of Florida and repealing all Laws
in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Aviation.
By Mr. Getzen, of Sumter-
House Bill No., 364:
A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the payment of
wages or compensation for labor or service in private employ-
ment, establishment regular pay days, providing that notices
as to pay days must be kept posted by the employer and mak-
ing failure to keep such notices posted prima facie evidence
of violation of the Act, providing criminal penalties for the
violation of its provisions, authorizing the Industrial Com-
mission to enforce this Act defining the duties of District At-
torneys and Prosecuting Attorneys of cities relative to its en-
forcement, providing for the collection of certain penalties
by civil action at the direction of said Commission for failure
to maintain regular pay days and the disposition of penalties
so collected, providing a civil penalty for failure of the em-
ployer to pay discharged employees or employees who quit
and permitting such employees to sue directly or through an
assignee for such penalties as well as permitting the said
Commission to sue for same in such cases as it may deem
proper.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Labor.
By Mr. Godwin, of Washington-
House Bill No. 365:
A bill to be entitled An Act designating a certain road in
Washington County as State highway.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Messrs. Christie, King and Stanly, of Duval-
House Bill No. 366:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of J. E. Madigan,
to reimburse him for doctor and hospital expenses, on ac-
count of an accident suffered on June 30, 1933, while in per-
formance of duty as a traveling auditor for the State Comp-
troller.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Messrs. Cooley and Fahs, of Lake-
House Bill No. 367:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 16196 Acts
of 1933, Chapter 17365 Acts of 1935 and Chapter 16200 Acts
of 1933, declaring, designating and establishing a certain
State road and to declare, designate and re-establish State
Road No. 261.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Messrs. Stanly, Christie and King, of Duval-
House Bill No. 368:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of John P. Shaw.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Messrs. Holt, Lindsey and Overstreet, of Dade-
House Bill No. 369:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the disposition
of dead bodies in counties having the office of County Cor-
oner; and providing penalty for violation thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Lewis, of Levy-
House Bill No. 370:
A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting, in the State of
Florida, the pursuing, taking, hunting or killing of any
game, game birds or game animals on Sunday, Monday,
Wednesday and Friday of each week during the period which,
under any law, the hunting, pursuing, taking or killing is
permitted by the Laws of the State of Florida; providing a
penalty for the violation of this Act and repealing all laws
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that this Act shall take effect immediately upon its passage
and approval by the Governor or its becoming a law without
such approval.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Conservation and Fish & Game.
By Messrs. Marchant, Martin and Sinclair, of Polk-
House Bill No. 371:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections Two (2),
Four (4), Seven (7), Nine (9), and Thirteen (13) and to re-
peal Sections Six (6), and Eight (8) of Chapter 16848, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1935, the same being entitled "An Act to
provide for the relief of the public free schools of the State
of Florida by raising revenue for the County School Fund
by levying and imposing a tax upon the privilege of operat-
ing a store or stores within this State, to classify such stores
for the purpose of such taxation and of graduating the tax
in accordance with the number of stores operated under a
single ownership, management or control, to declare the
public policy on which this Act is founded; to provide for
the administration and enforcement of this Act and for the
promulgation and enforcement of rules and regulations to
facilitate such enforcement; to provide for the creation and
enforcement of a lien upon the property of persons liable for
the payment of such tax; to provide penalties for the vio-
lation of this Act and of rules or regulations lawfully made
under the authority hereof; to repeal conflicting laws, ex-
pressly but on condition including Chapter 16071, Laws of
Florida of 1933; and to appropriate the revenues derived here-
under"; to repeal all portions of said Chapter 16848, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1935, imposing a license tax upon retailers, as
defined in said Act, based upon the gross receipts of their
business.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Peeples, of Glades-
House Bill No 372:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 17613, Laws
of Florida, Special Acts of 1935, entitled "An Act to provide
that the City Commissioners of the City of Moore Haven,
Florida, and the clerk of said city shall all be elected at the
next municipal election to be held for the election of any
city officer, and that the said City Commissioners and City
Clerk shall be elected for two years, and to provide for the
election of said officers every two years thereafter."
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Godwin of Washington-
House Joint Resolution No. 373:
A joint resolution proposing an amendment of Section XI
of Article IX of the Constitution of the State of Florida,
relating to taxation and finances so as to provide authority
for the State of Florida to levy and collect inheritance or
estate taxes and income taxes under certain conditions.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment of Section XI of Article IX
of the Constitution of the State of Florida relating to tax-
ation and finances be, and the same is hereby agreed to and
shall be submitted to the electors of the State of Florida at
the General Election to be held on the first Tuesday after the
first Monday in November, A. D. 1938, for ratification or re-
jection, that is to say, that Section XI of Article IX of the
Constitution of the State of Florida relating to taxation and
finances be amended so as to read as follows:
Section 11. No taxes upon inheritance or upon the income
of residents or citizens of this State shall be levied by the
State of Florida, or under its authority, and there shall be
exempt from taxation to the head of the family residing in
this State, household goods, and personal property to the
value of Five Hundred Dollars; Provided, however, that the
Legislature may provide for the assessment, levying and col-
lection of a tax upon inheritances, or for the levying of estate
taxes, not exceeding in the aggregate the amounts which
may by any law of the United States be allowed to be credited
against or deducted from any similar tax upon inheritances,
or taxes on estates assessed or levied by the United States on
the same subject, but the power of the Legislature to levy
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exist only so long as, and during the time, a similar tax is
enforced by the United States against Florida inheritances or
estates and shall only be exercised or enforced to the extent
of absorbing the amount of any deduction or credit which
may be permitted by the laws of the United States, now ex-
isting or hereafter enacted to be claimed by reason thereof,
as a deduction or credit against such similar tax of the United
States applicable to Florida inheritances or estate. Provided
also that the Legislature may provide for the assessment,
levying and collection of an income tax of more than three
per cent on net incomes, of individuals and corporations, in-
cluding incomes on personal property, and the Legislature
may classify incomes and prescribe within the limits herein
fixed the rate of tax for each class, provided that single
persons having an annual net income of not more than fif-
teen hundred dollars ($1500.00) and married persons having
an annual net income of not more than three thousand dol-
lars ($3,000.00) shall be exempt from all income taxes, and
the Legislature may make additional exemptions for de-
pendents. The Legislature may provide for the appropri-
ation of all taxes collected under this Article to such State,
county, municipal or educational purposes as it may deem
advisable.
This amendment shall become effective on January 1, 1939.
Which was read the first time and referred to the Com-
mittee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. Byington and Hale, of Volusia-
House Bill No. 374:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the qualification
and appointment of the town mashal of the Town of Orange
City, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Fahs and Cooley, of Lake-
House Bill No. 375:
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, designate and es-
tablish that certain road running from a point on State
Road No. 45 in Marion County at or near the junction of
same with county road in Section 15, T 14 S, R 24 east,
thence by the most practical route to a point at or near the
junction of said county road with State Road No. 19 in Sec-
tion 15, T 15 S, R 24 East, thence by most practical route to
Electra, to Moss Bluff, thence by most direct and practical
route to intersect State Road Number Two at or near the
point where said State Road Number Two crosses the south
boundary line of Section Four, Township Seventeen South,
Range Twenty-Four, East, as a State road.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Messrs. Bryant and Harris, of Alachua-
House Bill No. 376:
A bill to be entitled An Act to legalize, ratify, validate and
confirm the assessment, levy and collection of taxes and the
interest and penalties thereon, for the years 1929, 1930, 1931,
1932, 1933, 1934, 1935 and 1936, by the City of Waldo, within
Alachua County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Barnett and Lehman, of Seminole-
House Bill No. 377:
A bill to be entitled An Act ratifying, validating and con-
firming all purchases of real estate heretofore made by, and
transfers of real estate to, the Board of Public Instruction
for the County of Seminole, State of Florida, or the trustees
of any special tax school district of said Seminole County,
Florida, for educational purposes.
Which bill was read the first time by its title, and had at-
tached to same when introduced in the House of Repre-
sentatives the following proof of publication which was or-
dered to be entered in full upon the Journal of the House
of Representatives:
AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF SEMINOLE.
Before the undersigned authority personally appeared R.
L. Dean, who on oath does solemnly swear (or affirm) that
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tice stating the substance of a contemplated law or proposed
bill relating to ratifying, validating and confirming all pur-
chases made by and transfers of real estate to the Seminole
County Board of Public Instruction has been published at
least thirty days prior to this date, by being printed in the
issue of March 8, 1937 of the Sanford Herald, a newspaper
published in Seminole County, Florida; that a copy of the
notice that has been published as aforesaid and also this
affidavit of proof of publication are attached to the pro-
posed bill or contemplated law, and such copy of the notice
so attached is by reference made a part of this affidavit.
R. L. DEAN.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this ninth day of
March, 1937.
(Seal)
W. GORDON DEAN,
Notary Public, State of Florida.
My commission expires August 11, 1938.
And the House of Representatives thereupon determined
that the evidence that said bill has been published in com-
pliance with Section 21 of Article III of the Constitution has
been established in this Legislature.
And the bill was placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Lehman and Barnett of Seminole, and Leedy
and Hodges of Orange-
House Bill No. 378:
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of James A. Black,
individually and as Deputy Game Warden for the Depart-
ment of Game and Fresh Water Fish.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Claims.
By Messrs. Barnett and Lehman, of Seminole-
House Bill No. 379:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 64, of Chap-
ter 9897, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1923, entitled "An Act to
abolish the present municipal government of the City of San-
ford, Seminole County. State of Florida, and to organize, in-
corporate and establish a city government for the same, and
to prescribe the jurisdiction, powers and functions of said
municipality," said Section relating to the assessment of prop-
erty by the City of Sanford, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Byington and Hale, of Volusia-
House Bill No. 380:
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the City of New
Smyrna, Volusia County, Florida, to furnish electricity to users
of electricity within a radius of fifteen (15) miles from the
electric light plant as now located in said City, and granting
said City the right to construct and maintain electric trans-
mission lines along public highways for said purpose, and pro-
viding for the exemption of such transmission lines from
State and County ad valorem taxation.
Which was read the first time by its title and place on the
Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Barnett and Lehman, of Seminole-
House Bill No. 381:
A bill to be entitled An Act validating, ratifying and con-
firming all levies of taxes, tax assessment rolls and tax sales
by the City of Sanford, Florida, subsequent to the enactment
of Chapter 9897, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1923, as amended.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. Burks, of Pasco-
House Bill No. 382:
A bill to be entitled An Act changing the legal status and
classification of State Road No. 23.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Mr. Douglas, of Putnam-
House Bill No. 383:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 8 of Chap-
ter 15657, Laws of Florida, entitled "An Act to regulate the
practice of land surveying, granting further powers to and
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ing Examiners; providing for the examination and registra-
tion of land surveyors; and providing penalties for the viola-
tion of this Act"; and to impose certain duties upon the clerks
of the Circuit Courts and the Boards of County Commissioners
of the several Counties of the State of Florida, and upon the
secretary of the State Board of Engineering examiners.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B."
By Mr. Chavous, of Dixie-
House Bill No. 384:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the annual salaries of
certain constitutional State officers.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Apropriations.
By Mr. Jernigan, of Escambia-
House Bill No. 385:
A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter 16979, Acts
of the Legislature of the State of Florida of 1935, the same
being "An Act to regulate the business of cleaning, dyeing
and pressing; defining what constitutes engaging in said
business, as well as defining certain other words; creating
a Dyers' and Cleaners' Board; empowering and authorizing
said board to promulgate rules and regulations; requiring
examinations and the issuance of licenses by said board as
a prerequisite to engaging in said business, and providing
penalties for the violation of any of the provisions of this
Act, or of any rule or regulation promulgated by said board;
and providing that this Act shall apply only to counties
having a population of not less than twenty thousand, ac-
cording to the last Federal census".
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Messrs. Byington and Hale, of Volusia-
House Bill No. 386:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 4 and 38
of Chapter 11,088, of the Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925, be-
ing an Act entitled "An Act to abolish the present Municipal
Government of the town of Port Orange, Volusia County and
State of Florida, and to establish, organize and and consti-
tute a municipality to be known and designated as the City
of Port Orange in the County of Volusia and State of Flor-
ida, and to define its territorial boundaries and provide for
its jurisdiction, powers and privileges" as said Chapter 11,-
088, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925 is amended by Chapter
16,637, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1933, and Chapter 16,638,
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1933, and Chapter 16,639, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1933.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
the Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Hale and Byington, of Volusia-
House Bill No. 387:
A bill to be entitled An Act regulating the sale and erec-
tion of cemetery memorials in the State of Florida, provid-
ing for the licensing of dealers and agents engaged in said
business; providing for the enforcement of this Act by the
Secretary of State; imposing a penalty for the violation of
this Act; and for all other purposes incident thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Hodges, of Orange-
House Bill No. 388:
A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit a parent from de-
coying or forcibly taking his or her child from another parent
with intent to remove same from the State, or having pos-
session, from removing same from the State under certain
circumstances; and providing punishment therefore.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Messrs. Hale and Byington of Volusia, Collins of Leon,
Harrell of Hamilton, Kelly of Nassau, Fulkerson of Broward,
Smith of Marion, Moore of Leon, and Outman and Fuller of
Pinellas-
House Bill No. 389:
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for Civil Service in
certain offices and position for employment in the service of
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5000 population according to the last Federal census; provid-
ing for method of selection of such officers and employees
according to merit and fitness; providing for competitive ex-
aminations; providing for the appointment of the State Civil
Service Commission and the Municipal Civil Service Commis-
sions; providing for the appointment, term, vacancy, removal,
of such commissions; providing for salaries and expenses of
such commissions; providing for the organization, powers,
duties, proceedings, of the State Civil Service Commission and
Municipal Civil Service Commissions; providing for the fur-
nishing of suitable accommodations for the State Civil Service
Commission; providing for the keeping of records of the State
Civil Service Commission, and providing for the keeping of
records of persons in the classified service; providing for the
investigation and enforcement of provisions of this Act; pro-
viding for the production of evidence, granting the Commis-
sion power to issue subpoenas and require attendance of wit-
nesses; providing for the enforcement of subpoenas by the
Circuit Court Judge by attachment for contempt; providing
for the hearing of appeals from decisions of appointing of-
ficers by the State Civil Service Commission and the Munici-
pal Civil Service Commissions and the Circuit Courts; pro-
viding for the filing of annual and other reports; defining
the persons in the unclassified service; defining the persons
in the classified service; providing for proper listing of the
unskilled labor class; providing for the adoption of rules and
classifications by the State Civil Service Commission; and
Municipal Civil Service Commissions; providing for the ex-
amination of applicants and the preference as to certain
soldiers and sailors; providing for the filing of applications
of persons seeking positions under the Act; providing for
the examination fees; providing for the grounds for re-
fusal to certify as eligible by the State Civil Service Com-
mission and the Municipal Civil Service Commissions; pro-
viding for the establishment of eligible lists; providing for
the method of appointment of officers and employees under
the Civil Service; providing for preference in appointments;
providing for temporary and exceptional appointments; pro-
viding for promotions and promotional, examinations for em-
ployees and officers under the Civil Service of the State,
Counties and in Cities of over 5000 population; providing
for transfers or reinstatements of such employees; provid-
ing for reductions, lay-offs and suspensions of such em-
ployees; providing for the tenure of office, removals and
reductions of such officers and employees; providing for
the appointment, terms, duties, vacancies, removals, powers,
reports of the Municipal Civil Service Commission; providing
that the State Civil Service Commission may divide the State
into Civil Service Districts; providing for the payment of of-
ficers and employees under the Civil Service of the State of
Florida and the Counties and in Cities of over 5000 popula-
tion to be paid only upon certificate of the Civil Service Com-
mission; providing for the recovery of any moneys paid con-
trary to this Act; providing for investigations and removals
by the Civil Service Commission of the State or the Muni-
cipal Civil Service Commissions, of officers violating this Act;
prohibiting political assessments and political activity of of-
ficers and employees in the classified Civil Service of the
State of Florida, the several Counties, and Cities of over 5000
population; prohibiting frauds in examinations, prohibiting
the payment for positions or promotions; prohibiting the abuse
of political power and political influence; providing for vio-
lations of this Act and prescribing this penalty; providing for
a taxpayer's right of action to restrain this payment of com-
pensation in violation of provisions of this Act; providing for

prosecution for violation of this Act; providing a schedule for
persons now holding positions to come under the provisions
of this Act; repealing all Laws in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committees on Census and Apportionment and Judiciary
"A."
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Mr. Early, Chairman of the Committee on Elections, re-
ported that the Committee had considered the following bill,
and recommended that it pass as amended:
House Bill No. 78:
A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the time for opening and
closing the polls in primary, general and special elections in
State of Florida and Repealing Section 309 Compiled General
Laws of Florida, 1927, being Section 253 of the Revised Gen-
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Amendment No. 1:
In Section I, add an additional sentence at the end thereof,
to-wit: "Provided, however, that when all the qualified elec-
tors of a precinct have voted the polls of said precinct may
be closed."
Amendment No. 2:
In Section I, line seventh, strike out the words following
the word "day," and insert the following: "standard time."
Amendment No. 3:
In Section I, strike out paragraphs two and three.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas: Messrs. King, Holt, Slappey, Cooley, Ray, Potter,
Morrow, Barnett, Hewitt, Gaston, Outman, Moore and Early.
Nays: Mr. Preacher.
'Very Respectfully,
JOHN L. EARLY,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 78, with amendments, contained in the
above report, was placed on the Calendar of Bills on second
reading.
Mr. Early, Chairman of the Committee on Elections, re-
ported that the Committee had considered the following bill,
and recommended that it pass as amended:
House Bill No. 92:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to General and Special
Elections held in the State of Florida, providing for the prep-
aration and form of ballot to be used in connection there-
with, authorizing the voting of a straight party ticket, pro-
viding for the voting on approval or ratification of Constitu-
tional Amendments or other questions, etc.
Amendment No. 1:
In Section 10, line 2, strike out the word "of" after the word
"amendment" and insert the following: "or."
Amendment No. 2:
In Form of Ballot with reference to vote on Constitutional
Amendment, strike out the word, "yes," and insert the follow-
ing: "For the Amendment."
Amendment No. 3:
In Form of Ballot with reference to vote on Constitutional
Amendment, strike out the word "no," and insert the follow-
ing: "Against the Amendment."
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas: Messrs. King, Holt, Slappey, Cooley, Ray, Potter,
Morrow, Barnett, Hewitt, Preacher, Gaston, Outman, Moore
and Early.
Nays: None.
Very Respectively,
JOHN L. EARLY,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 92, with amendments, contained in the
above report, was placed on the Calendar of Bills on second
reading.
Mr. Davis, of Gadsden, Chairman of the Committee on Ag-
riculture, reported that the Committee had considered the
following bill, and recommended that it not pass:
House Bill No. 142:
A bill to be entitled An Act to exempt from license tag tax,
trucks owned by farmers or growers and used on the farm and
for hauling farm products and commodities used on the farm
to and from market, and to provide for the issuance of a
series of license tags to be used on such trucks.
Committee vote was as follows:
Yeas: None.
Nays: Messrs. Henry, Alford, Best, Chavous, Dishong, Eide,
Gaston, Godwin, Harris, Hazen, Lehman, Lewis, Potter and
Rardin.
Very Respectfully,
AMOS H. DAVIS,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 142, contained in the above report, was
laid on the table under the rules.
Mr. Davis of Gadsden, Chairman of the Committee on
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following Joint Memorial and recommended that it not pass:
pass:
Joint Memorial No. 3:
A Joint Memorial, memorializing Congress to support legis-
lation now before Congress providing for the establishment
of a system of federal financial benefits, enabling the several
states of the union to make adequate provision for the con-
trol and the eradication of noxious weeds: to conserve and
protect the agricultural resources of the several states and
the United States.
Committee vote was as-follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Chavous, Gaston and Potter.
Nays-Messrs. Henry, Alford, Best, Dishong, Eide, Godwin,
Harris, Hazen, Lehman, and Rardin.
Very respectfully,
AMOS H. DAVIS,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Joint Memorial No. 3, contained in the above
report, laid on the table under the rules.
REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS
Mr. Overstreet, Chairman of the Joint Committee on En-
rolled Bills on the Part of the House of Representatives,
submitted the following report:
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 14, 1937.
Hon. W. McL. Christie,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
(House Concurrent Resolution No. 1):
A resolution relating to the Governor's Message.
Also-
(House Bill No. 39):
An Act Relating to the Time of Holding the Regular Terms
of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit of
Florida.
Also-
(House Bill No. 20):
An Act Providing that all County Tax Collectors in the
State of Florida shall Keep the Tax Books Open for the
Collection of Taxes Levied and Assessed for the Year 1936
Until the First Day of June, A. D. 1937.
Also-
(House Bill No. 36):
An Act to Provide for Interest on Certain Delinquent
Taxes of the City of St. Petersburg and Penalties and Interest
of Future Taxes of the City of St. Petersburg, and to Repeal
all Laws and Parts of Laws in Conflict Herewith.
Also-
(House Bill No. 21):
An Act Authorizing and Empowering Escambia County,
Florida, By and Through the Board of County Commissioners
of Said County, to Grant, Bargain, Sell, Exchange and Con-
vey Unto the United States of America the Following De-
scribed Property, Situate, Lying and Being in the City of
Pensacola, County of Escambia, State of Florida, To-Wit:
All of Arpent Lot Thirty-Five (35), Old City of Pensacola,
Having a Frontage of One Hundred Ninety-Two (192) Feet
on Palafox Street, by a Depth of One Hundred Ninety-two
(192) Feet on Chase Street, together with the Improvements
Thereon, and the Tenements, Hereditaments and Appurte-
nances thereunto Belonging or in Anywise Appertaining, in
Consideration of and Exchange for a Conveyance by and
from the United States of America, Transferring and Con-
veying to Escambia County, Florida, the Following Described
Real Estate, Sitpate, Lying and Being in the City of Pensa-
cola, Escambia County, State of Florida, To-Wit: The South
One Hundred Sixty-Nine (169) Feet Eleven (11) Inches of
Lot One Hundred Thirteen (113), and All of Lot One Hun-
dred Fourteen (114) in Block Fifteen (15), Old City of Pensa-
cola, Together with the Improvements Thereon and the Tene-
ments, Hereditaments and Appurtenances Thereunto Belong-
ing or in Anywise Appertaining, Subject to any Existing En-
croachment Thereon and to Any Existing Easement Thereon
of Adjacent Property Owners; Authorizing and Empowering
Said County, Through its Board of County Commissioners,
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Ten Feet of the North End of Said Property, for Such Con-
sideration as Said Board Deem Reasonable, if and when
Said Board Determine that such Portion is not Necessary
for County Purposes: and Prescribing the Manner of Effectu-
ating Such Conveyance and Exchange.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly
enrolled and herewith present the same for the signatures of
the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Very respectfully,
H. ERNEST OVERSTREET,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the Part of the House of Representatives.
The Bills and Resolution contained in the above report were
thereupon duly signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives in open session, and ordered re-
ferred to the Chairman of the 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 Secre-
tary thereof.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 14, 1937.
Hon. W. McL. Christie,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has Passed:
Senate Bill No. 210:
A bill to be entitled An Act to ratify, approve, confirm and
validate the notice given by the Board of County Commis-
sioners for Levy County, Florida, under the provisions of
Section 2384 Compiled General Laws of Florida 1927; and
the resolution adopted by the Board of County Commission-
ers for Levy County,. Florida, on October 8, 1935, both ap-
pearing of record in the minutes of said board; and to
ratify, approve, confirm and validate the entire resolution
adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Levy
County, Florida, at their regular meeting on February 2, 1937,
and as amended by the Board of County Commissioners of
Levy County, Florida, on February 15, 1937, at a special
meeting of said board authorizing and directing that there
be borrowed the sum of $22,000.00 to aid in financing the
construction of a County and Circuit Court Building at
Bronson, in Levy County, Florida and adopting a form of
tax anticipation note and authorizing its execution and is-
suance, both of said resolutions appearing of record in the
minutes of said board; and to ratify, confirm, approve and
validate all other Acts and Proceedings of the Board of County
Commissioners of Levy County, Florida, relative to the building
of a County and Circuit Court House Building and procur-
ing of a loan of $22,000.00 for use in building the County
and Circuit Court House Building at Bronson, Florida; and
to ratify, approve, confirm, validate and make legal and
binding obligations of Levy County, Florida, the $22,000.00
of tax anticipation notes described in said Resolution, as
amended on February 15, 1937.
Proof of Publication Attached.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 210 contained in the above message
was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Lewis asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Lewis moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 210 be read the second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 210 was read the second time by its
title.
Mr. Lewis moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 210 be read the third time in full and placed
upon its final passage.
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And Senate Bill No. 210 was read the third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Biyant, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, "ole, Collins,
Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle, Dendy,
Dishong, Douglas, Early, Eide, Fahs, Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller,
Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin, Gray, Hale, Harrell, Hatch,
Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges, Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly,
King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman, Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant,
Martin (Hillsborough), Martin (Polk), Moore, Morrison,
Morrow, Motes, McCarty, McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy,
Peacock, Peeples, Platt, Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray,
Rodgers, Rose, Saunders, Scales, Sheldon, Slappey, Smith
(Clay), Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner,
Walker, Walters, West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood
(Liberty) -89.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Also-
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 14, 1937.
Hon. W. McL. Christie,
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. 123:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the making up of
the annual budget of the City of Tampa.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 136:
A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the present munici-
pal government of the City of Lake Helen, in Volusia Coun-
ty, Fla., and to create, establish and organize a municipality
to be' known and designated as the City of Lake Helen, and to
define its territorial boundaries and provide for its govern-
ment, jurisdiction, powers, franchises and privileges.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 137:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections 8, 10, 15,
26, 44, 49, 53, 57, 83, 105 and 140 of Chapter 15401, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1931, the same being An Act entitled: "An
Act to abolish the present Municipal Government of the
Town of Ormond, in Volusia County, Florida, and to create,
establish and organize a municipality to be known and
designated as the City of Ormond, and to define its terri-
torial boundaries and to provide for its government, juris-
diction, powers, franchises and privileges."
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bills Nos. 123, 136 and 137 contained in the
above message were read the first time by their titles and
placed on the Local Calendar.
Also-
The following message from the Senate was received and



read:



SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 14, 1937.



Hon. W. McL. Christie,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has Passed:
Senate Bill No. 208:
A bill to be entitled An Act to designate the terms of court
and the dates thereof in the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Florida.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.



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And Senate Bill No. 208 contained in the above message
was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Hendry asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Hendry moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 208 be read the second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 208 was read the second time by its
title.
Mr. Hendry moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 208 be read the third time in full and placed
upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 208 was read the third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Cole, Collins,
Cook, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Eide,
Fahs, Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, God-
win, Gray, Hale, Harrell, Hatch, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt,
Hodges, Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Moore, Morrison, Morrow, McCarty, MeLeod, Outman,
Overstreet, Papy, Peacock, Peeples, Rardin, Ray, Rogers,
Rose, Saunders, Sheldon, Slappey, Smith (Clay), Smith (Mar-
ion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker, Walters,
West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood (Liberty)-78.
Nays-Mr. Leedy-1.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Also-
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 14, 1937.
Hon. W. McL. Christie,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has Passed:
Senate Bill No. 138:
A bill to be entitled An Act to ratify, validate, confirm and
legalize all proceedings heretofore taken by the City of Or-
mond, Volusia County, Florida, in the General Municipal
Election of said city held on the 6th day of April, A. D.
1937, and to ratify, vadidate, confirm, legalize and declare
elected all persons elected to office at said election.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 146:
A bill to be entitled An Act to cancel all outstanding Cer-
tificates of Tax Sale affecting certain portions of Matheson
Hammock Park in Dade County, Florida.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 179:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating a Civil Service Board
for the City of Tampa, providing for the selection of mem-
bers thereof, enumerating the powers, duties and responsi-
bilities thereof, fixing the term of office, the tenure and the
compensation of the members of said Board, authorizing said
Board to make rules and regulations governing the employ-
ment, promotion, demotion and discharge of the employees
of the City of Tampa, prohibiting certain practices concern-
ing employees of the City of Tampa, and providing a penalty
for a violation of said prohibition and providing such other
regulations incident thereto.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 138 contained in the above message
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And Senate Bill No. 146 contained in the above message
was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Overstreet asked unanimous consent to make a mo-
tion.
Which was given.
Mr. Overstreet moved that the rules be waived and that
Senate Bill No. 146 be read the second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 146 was read the second time by its
title.
Mr. Overstreet moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 146 be read the third time in full and placed
upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 146 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the Bill, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Mesrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole, Col-
lins, Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle,
Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Early, Eide, Fahs, Fraser, Fulker-
son, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin, Gray, Hale,
Harrell, Hatch, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges, Holt, Ives,
Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman, Lewis Lind-
sey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin (Polk), Moore,
Morrison, Morrow, Motes, McCarty, McLeod, Outman, Over-
street, Papy Peacock, Peeples, Platt, Potter, Preacher, Rar-
din, Ray, Rogers, Rose, Saunders, Scales, Sheldon, Slappey,
Smith (Clay), Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth,
Turner, Walker, Walters, West Williams, Winburn, Wood
(Lee), Wood (Liberty)-89.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the. Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 179 contained in the above message
was read the first time by its title and placed on the Local
Calendar.
Also- I i
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1937.
Hon. W. McL. Christie,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has Adopted:
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3:
WHEREAS, there is now an established air line operating
through Tallahassee, Florida; and
WHEREAS, Tallahassee is one of the few State Capitals
which has no available air mail service; and
WHEREAS, The State of Florida would be greatly benefit-
ted by the establishment of air mail service to and from its
Capital, therefore
BE IS RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCUR-
RING:
SECTION 1. That air mail service to and from the Capital
of the State of Florida at Tallahassee should be established
for the convenience of the citizens and officials of the State
of Florida.
SECTION 2. That by creating an air mail route there will
be made available transcontinental service from the extreme
Southern end of Florida to the West Coast of California.
SECTION 3. That the assistance of the President of the
United States, Post Master General and each Senator and
Representative in Congress from this State in procuring air
mail service for Florida's Capital is solicited.
SECTION 4. That a copy of this Resolution be forwarded
to the President of the United States, Post Master General of
the United States, and to each Senator and Representative
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And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3 contained in the
above message was read the first time.
Mr. Cole asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Cole moved that the rules be waived and Senate Con-
current Resolution No. 3 be read the second time.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3 was read the sec-
ond time in full.
Mr. Cole moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3 was adopted and
ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Hale asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Hale moved that the rules be waived and that the
House do now revert to the consideration of House Resolutions.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And it was so ordered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Hale of Volusia, Getzen of Sumter, Coogler of
Hernando, Wood of Liberty and Burks of Pasco-
House Resolution No. 24:
A resolution on the illness of W. B. Bishop:
WHEREAS, The Honorable W. B. Bishop was an honored
member of the House of Representatives of the Legislature
of Florida from Jefferson County in several sessions; and,
WHEREAS, Mr. Bishop so capably presided as Speaker of
the House of Representatives for the session of 1935; and
WHEREAS, it has become known to the membership of
this House that the Honorable W. B. Bishop is now in a hos-
pital at Thomasville, Georgia at the point of death with but
a few hours to live,
THEREFORE BE IN RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE LEGISLATURE OF FLORIDA
IN REGULAR SESSION:
Section 1. That the House of Representatives of the 1937
Legislature, with sincere and deepest regrets desires to ex-
press to the Honorable W. B. Bishop and his devoted wife
our sincere and deepest sympathy.
Section 2. That the Speaker of the House of Representa-
tives do appoint five members and former members as a com-
mittee to present to Mrs. W. B. Bishop this House of Repre-
sentatives' expressions of deepest and sincere sympathy in
the illness of our beloved friend and former member.
Section 3. That the committee appointed is authorized
under this Resolution to take any and all steps necessary to
carry out the intentions of this Resolution, that the said
committee be authorized to purchase flowers for expressing
our sympathy. Such expense so incurred shall be charged
and paid by the Legislature as an expense of this body.
Which was read.
Mr. Hale moved that the rules be waived and House
Resolution No. 24 be read the second time in full.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And the resolution was read the second time in full.
Mr. Hale moved adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And House Resolution No. 24 was adopted.
The Speaker announced the appointment of Messrs. Hale,
Burks, Wood of Liberty, Rogers, and Godwin as a committee
to function under House Resolution No. 24.
Mr. Hale moved that the House do now revert to the
consideration of Senate messages.
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SENATE MESSAGES
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 14, 1937.
Hon. W. McL. Christie,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has Adopted:
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5:
WHEREAS, there has been enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the United States of America in
Congress assembled "An Act to Promote the Conservation and
Profitable Use of Agricultural Land Resources by Temporary
Federal Aid to Farmers and by Providing for a Permanent
Policy of Federal Aid to States for Such Purposes." (Public-
No. 461, 74th Congress) (S. 3780), approved by the President
February 29, 1936, and,
WHEREAS, the provisions of the Act and the purposes of
the grants of money authorized by the Act are made subject
to legislative assent of the several states and territories; now,
therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CON-
CURRING:
Section 1. The Legislature of the State of Florida in be-
half of and for the said State does hereby assent to and does
hereby give its assent to the provisions and requirements of
Section 7 of An Act of Congress, entitled "Soil Conservation
and Domestic Allotment Act," approved by the President Feb-
ruary 29, 1936, as amended (Public No. 461, 74th Congress)
(S 3780).
Section 2. In order, to effectuate the purpose and adminis-
tration of the Act, the Board of Control, University of Florida,
is hereby authorized and empowered to receive grants made
pursuant to said Act, and to use them for the benefit of the
State of Florida in accordance with such conditions as may
be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture of the United
States.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very Respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5 contained in the
above message was read the first time.
Mr. Martin of Polk asked unanimous consent to make a mo-
tion.
Which was given.
Mr. Martin of Polk moved that the rules be waived and
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5 be read a second time in
full.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5 was read a second
time in full.
Mr. Martin of Polk moved adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5 was adopted.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 14, 1937.
Hon. W. McL. Christie,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has Adopted:
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4:
WHEREAS, It has been brought to the attention of the
Senate and the House of Representatives of the Legislature of
Florida, Session of 1937, that O. S. Wodrich, dean of newspa-
per correspondents assigned to cover the acts and doings of
the Legislature and for many years a member of the editor-
ial staff of the Florida Times Union has been stricken with
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WHEREAS the older members of the Senate and the House
of Representatives of this session recall the sterling charac-
ter, the industry, thd outstanding ability and splendid type of
manhood which O. S. Wodrich exemplified and
WHEREAS the newcomers to this Legislature have learned
of the high esteem in which O. S. Wodrich is held, not only
among the Senators and Representatives but his fellow news-
papermen, and all with whom he came in contact and
WHEREAS there somehow seems a definite absence of a
personality such as all of us found in this fellow worker, who
strove always to depict in his articles a true presentation of
the acts and doings of this Legislature and
WHEREAS the Senate and the House of Representatives
desires to convey to O. S. Wodrich and members of his fam-
ily their expression of sympathy and their wishes for a full
and speedy recovery
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE SENATE,
THE HOUSE CONCURRING
Do extend td O0 S. Woodrich their expression of esteem for
his service to the State of Florida during ten consecutive ses-
sions of the Legislature and
That the members of the Legislature of 1937 hereby joins
in the sending of these sentiments to him and his family with
the earnest hope that two years hence O. S. Wodrich may
again occupy his familiar chair at the press tables of the
Legislature of 1939 and many, many Legislatures to come.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very Respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4 contained in the
above message, was read the first time and referred to the
Committee on Resolutions.
Also-
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 14, 1937.
Hon. W. McL. Christie,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-
resentatives that the Senate has Passed:
Senate Bill No. 216:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section Two of
Chapter 17,110 of Laws of 1935 being "An Act relating to
mortgages or other instruments creating liens on farm
equipment, live stock, agricultural, horticultural and fruit
crops, planted, growing and to be planted, grown and raised,
or any of them, securing existing indebtedness and/or fu-
ture advances, including optional and obligatory advances;
providing for the priority of such mortgages or other instru-
ments; and providing when this Act shall become effective.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 220:
A bill to be entitled An Act creating the elective office of
County Attorney in and for Jackson County, Florida, fixing
the term of said office and the method of filling same, pre-
scribing the duties of said County Attorney and fixing and
prescribing his fees and salary therefore.
Proof of Publication attached.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 216 contained in the above message
was read the first time, by its title.
Mr. Wood of Liberty asked unanimous consent to make
a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Wood of Liberty moved that the rules be waived and
Senate Bill No. 216 be read the second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 216 was read the second time by its
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Mr. Wood of Liberty moved that the rules be further
waived and Senate Bill No. 216 be read a third time in full
and put upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 216 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of roll on passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Adams, Alford, Best, Bryant,
Burks, Butt, Clement, Collins, Coogler, Cooley, Crocker, Davis,
Dendy, Douglas, Early, Eide, Fahs, Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller,
Puqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin, Harrell, Hatch, Hazen,
Hodges, Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy,
Lehman, Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Polk), Moore,
Morrison, Morrow, McCarty, McLeod, Outman, Peacock,
Peeples, Platt, Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose,
Saunders, Scales, Slappey, Smith (Clay), Smith (Marion),
Stanly, Sudduth, Turner, Walker, Walters, West, Wood (Lee),
Wood (Liberty) -69.
Nays-Messrs. Byington, Chavous, Cook, Dishong, Gray,
Hale, Hewitt, Martin (Hillsborough), Motes, Sheldon.-10
So the Bill passed title as stated and the same was ordered
certified to the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 220 contained in the above message
was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Alford asked unanimous consent to make a motion.
Which was given.
Mr. Alford moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 220 be read the second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 220 was read the second time by its
title only.
Mr. Alford moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 220 be read a third time in full and put upon
its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 220 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on passage of the bill the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs: Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Bryant, Burks, Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole, Collins,
Coogler, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle, Dendy,
Dishong, Douglas, Early, Eide, Fahs, Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller,
Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin, Gray, Hale, Harrell, Hatch,
Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges, Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly,
King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman, Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Mar-
tin (Hillsborough), Martin (Polk), Moore, Morrison, Morrow,
Motes, McCarty, McLeod, Outman, Overstreet, Papy, Peacock,
Peeples, Platt, Potter, Preacher, Rardin, Ray, Rogers, Rose,
Saunders, Scales, Sheldon, Slappey, Smith (Clay), Smith
(Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker, Walters,
West, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood (Liberty)-89.
Nays-None.
So the Bill passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Also-
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 14, 1937.
Hon. W. McL. Christie,
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. 167:
A bill to be entitled An Act affecting the Government of
the City of Miami Beach and exempting the City of Miami
Beach from the provisions of Chapter 16965, Acts of 1935, Laws
of Florida, entitled, "An Act providing ways and means for
readjusting, refunding and liquidating the indebtedness of any
financially embarrassed political subdivision and taxing dis-
trict in default for; a Judicial proceeding to carry out such
purpose; for the confirmation and validation of refunding
bonds issued by any such taxing district; for the assessment
and levy of taxes to pay principal and interest of such refund-
ing bonds; for the assessment and levy of taxes to pay unre-



April 14, 1937



funded bonds or other indebtedness of such political subdivi-
sion or taxing district; and for other purposes germane
thereto."
Also-
House Bill No. 168:
A bill to be entitled An Act affecting the Government of
the City of Miami Beach, and exempting the City of Miami
Beach from the provisions of Chapter 17401, Acts of 1935,
Laws of Florida, entitled "An Act providing that taxes
levied by any County, District or Municipality in the State
of Florida for the payment of interest and for a sinking fund
on bonds or for the payment of any other past due obliga-
tion of such County, District or Municipality may be paid in
said bonds, the past due interest coupons of said bonds or
the said other past due obligations at par which the said
taxes have been, may or shall be levied to pay, and providing
for the tax collectors or other officers receiving such bonds,
interest coupons and/or other obligations to have proper
credit therefore "
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bills Nos. 167 and 168 contained in the above
message were referred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.
CONSIDERATION OF VETO MESSAGES
The following veto message on House Bill No. 1129 of the
1935 session of the Legislature, which was withdrawn from
the Committee on Judiciary "A" and placed on the Calendar
without Reference, was taken up.
State of Florida
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
Tallahassee
June 8, 1935.
Honorable R. A. Gray
Secretary of State
Tallahassee, Florida
Dear Sir:
Pursuant to authority vested in me as Governor under the
provisions of Section 28 of Article III of the Constitution of
Florida, I transmit to you with my objections thereto House
Bill No. 1129, the same having originated in the House of
Representatives, Regular Session, A. D. 1935, and being en-
titled as follows:
"An Act to provide for and regulate sales of goods, wares,
merchandise or other personal property at public auction;
to fix the license tax; requiring bond of those who conduct
public auction sales; requiring affidavit concerning and an
inventory of the property to be sold; the duration of such
auction sales; the hours during which such sales are to be
conducted; the examination of the property to be offered
for sale; the prevention of fraud and deceit and imposing of
a penalty for the violation thereof."
I am withholding my approval of this bill for the following
reasons:
The proposed bill would require an application to be made
for each sale, containing a sworn inventory of the goods to
be sold, accompanied by a Two Thousand Dollar bond and
the payment of One Thousand Dollar License fee for each
sale; no sale may last longer than fifteen days and no single
auctioneer could then procure another license for a sale
thereafter for a period of six months. The proposed act
would also prohibit auction sales between 6 A. M. and 8 P. M.
The terms of this proposed bill are so unreasonable and
drastic as to virtually prohibit any person's engaging'in the
business of an auctioneer. To my mind, this business has a
clearly legitimate field in which to operate and while the
same can be the subject of reasonable regulation, the pro-
posed bill would virtually outlaw such business as a regular
remunerative occupation from the State of Florida.
Respectfully yours
DAVID SHOLTZ,
Governor.
House Bill No. 1129 of 1935 Session of the Legislature:
An Act to provide for and regulate sales of goods, wares,
merchandise or other personal property at public auction; to
fix the license tax; requiring a bond of those who conduct pub-
lic auction sales; requiring an affidavit concerning and an
inventory of the property to be sold; the duration of such



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auction sales; the hours during which such sales are to be
conducted; the examination of the property to be offered for
sale; the prevention of fraud and deceit and imposing a pen-
alty for the violation thereof.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. Before any person, firm or corporation shall sell
or be engaged in the business of selling goods, wares, mer-
chandise, or other personal property at public auction, such
person, firm or corporation shall file an application with the
County Judge of the County where such sale is to be held,
for a license, which application shall be accompanied by an
affidavit stating all the facts, relating all the reasons for and
character of such sale, and including the statement of the
names of the persons from whom the goods, wares, merchan-
dise, or other personal property was obtained, the date of
delivery to the person, firm or corporation applying for such
license, and the place from which said goods, wares, mer-
chandise or other personal-property was last taken or bought,
and all details necessary to exactly locate and fully identify
"the said goods, wares, merchandise, or other personal prop-
erty. There shall be attached to the application a written
sworn inventory showing in detail the quality, quantity, kind
or grade of the goods, wares, merchandise or other per-
sonal property proposed to be sold and stating that no items or
articles belonging to any other person than the applicant are
included in said inventory. The application shall be accom-
panied by a bond to the Governor of the State of Florida in
the penal sum of two thousand (2,000.00) dollars, conditioned
that the applicant shall pay all losses and damages which
may lawfully be claimed against the applicant, on account of
any misrepresenting of fact or belief or any material sup-
pressing of facts made by the applicant or caused to be made
by the applicant in the conduct of said sale concerning the
goods, wares, merchandise or other personal property offered
at such sale, or any losses or damages which may grow out
of a violation of any provisions of law relating to such sale
by such applicant. Said bond to be executed as surety by a
bonding or insurance company licensed to do business in the
State of Florida. Such bond shall be for the benefit of any
person who may sustain any such loss or damage and any
such person sustaining such loss or damage, may bring suit
or action in any Court of competent jurisdiction to recover on
said bond. The applicant shall further pay to the tax collec-
tor as a license for the privilege of selling such goods, wares,
merchandise or other personal property the sum of one thou-
sand dollars for each sale, and such license shall be required
in each county in which such business may be conducted; and
upon the filing of such application, affidavit, inventory and
bond and payment of said sum, the tax collector shall issue a
license to each applicant.
Section 2. No license shall be issued to conduct a sale at
public auction for a longer period than fifteen days, Sundays
and legal holidays excepted, and a period of at least six
months must have elapsed after the conclusion of any auction
sale conducted after the enactment of this law before another
license shall be issued to the same applicant, or to any other
person, firm or corporation in privy with said applicant.
Section 3. The County Judge before issuing a license shall
have the right, either personally or by a person duly author-
ized by him, to examine the goods, wares, merchandise or
other personal property, specified in the inventory to be of-
fered for sale to determine whether said inventory correctly
sets forth the items to be sold.
Section 4. No license shall be issued and it shall be un-
lawful for any person, firm or corporation to conduct a sale
at public auction in the State of Florida between the hours
of 6:00 P. M. and 8:00 A. M.
Section 5. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or
corporation to sell, dispose of or offer to sell or dispose of
any goods, wares, merchandise or other personal property at a
sale at public auction which have not been included and de-
scribed in the inventory filed with the application for a li-
cense to hold such sale.
Section 6. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or cor-
poration to make a printed or oral statement concerning the
goods, wares, merchandise or other personal property, which
are the subject of such sale at public auction if such state-
ment is false in any particular or has a tendency to mislead
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character, condition, value or cost of any such goods, wares,
merchandise or other personal property which are subject of
such sale at public auction.
Section 7. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or
corporation to act or to cause any other person to act as a
by-bidder or what is commonly known as a "capper" or
"booster" at any such sale at public auction or any place
where any such sale shall take place or to offer or make any
false bid or to pretend to bid for or buy any article sold or
offered for sale at any such auction; or for any one directly
or indirectly in the employ of the person, firm or corporation
to whom a license has been issued under this act to bid for
or buy any such article.
Section 8. The provisions of this act shall not apply to any
sale pursuant to the judgment, decree or order of any Court,
or any sale made by an executor or administrator selling
goods of their decedent, or to any officer selling the property
under legal process, nor to the sale of live stock or farm im-
plements.
Section 9. If any section of this law or any part thereof,
shall be adjudged by any Court of competent jurisdiction to
be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invali-
date the remained or any other Section or part thereof.
Section 10. Any person violating the provisions of this Act
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof
shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred
dollars, or by imprisonment in the County Jail for not more
than six months, or both fine and imprisonment in the dis-
cretion of the Court.
Section 11. All laws or parts of laws in conflict with the
provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.
Section 12. This law shall take effect upon and after its
passage and approval by the Governor or upon its becoming
a law without such approval.
And House Bill No. 1129 of the 1935 Session, contained in
the above veto message, was taken up and read in full.
The question recurred upon the passage of the Bill, the
veto of the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill, the veto
of the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the vote
was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Alford, Best, Bryant, Burks,
Butt, Byington, Clement, Collins, Cook, Cooley, Crary, Crocker,
Davis, Dekle, Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Eide, Fahs, Fulker-
son, Fuller, Gray, Hale, Harrell, Hazen, Hendry, Hodges, Holt,
Ives, Kelly, King, Leedy, Lehman, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin
(Hillsborough), Morrow, Motes, Outman, Overstreet, Pea-
cock, Peeples, Platt, Potter, Rardin, Rose, Saunders, Scales,
Sheldon, Slappey, Smith (Clay), Smith (Marion), Stanly,
Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker, Walters, West, Wood
(Liberty)-61.
Nays-Adams, Barnett, Chavous, Cole, Coogler. Early,
Fraser, Fuqua, Gaston, Godwin, Hatch, Hewitt, Jernigan,
Lanier, Lewis, Martin (Polk), Morrison, McCarty, McLeod,
Preacher, Ray, Williams, Winburn, Wood (Lee)-24.
So the bill passed by the required constitutional two-thirds
vote of all members of the House of Representatives present,
the veto of the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS ON SECOND
READING
House Bill No. 57:
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 35 of Chap-
ter 16103, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1933, same being an Act
relating to wills and the probate thereof, to descent and dis-
tribution of decedents' estates, to dower, to the administra-
tion of decedents' estates and the practice and procedure
relating thereto, to county judges and their jurisdiction in
probate and administration and to appellate procedure re-
lating thereto, to revise and consolidate the law relating to
the estates of decedents and to repeal all laws and statutes
in conflict herewith as amended by Chapter 17171, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1935, same being an Act to correct errors
and omissions which occurred in the drafting and enactment
of the probate Act, and to amend Section 35, Section 58,
Section 72. Section 74, Section 93, Section 97, Section 115,
Section 123, Section 149. Section 151, and Section 187, of
Chapter 16103, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1933, Repeal Section











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2675, of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, and Chap-
ter 9283, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1923, and re-enact Section
2675 fo the Revised General Statutes of Florida.
Which was taken up.
Mr. Butt moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 57 be read the second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 57 was read the second time by its
title.
Mr. Harrell of Hamilton offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 57:
Section 1, line 19, strike out the words "An intestate"
and insert the following: "A."
Mr. Harrell moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to.
The amendment was adopted.
Mr. Butt moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 57, as amended, be read the third time in full
and put upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 57, as amended, was read the third
time in full.
Upon call of the roll the passage of the bill, as amended,
the vote was:
Yeas: Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Adams, Alford, Barnett, Best,
Burks, Butt. Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole, Coogler, Cook,
Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Davis, Dekle, Dendy, Dishong, Douglas,
Early, Eide, Fahs, Fraser, Fulkerson, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston,
Getzen, Godwin, Hale, Harrell, Hatch, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt,
Hodges, Holt, Ives, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Morrison, Morrow, Motes, McCarty, McLeod, Outman,
Overstreet, Peacock, Peeples, Platt, Potter, Preacher, Rardin,
Ray, Rogers, Saunders, Sheldon, Slappey, Smith (Clay),
Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner, Walker,
Walters, West, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood (Liberty)-80.
Nays-Messrs. Collins, Williams-2.
So the Bill, as amended, passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered referred to the Committee on
Engrossed Bills.
And-
House Bill No. 89:
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to and requiring the
filing and recording of Notice of United States tax liens.
Was taken up.
Mr. Hazen moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 89 be read a second time by title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 89 was read the second time by its
title.
Mr. Hazen moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 89 be read the third time in full and
put upon its final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 89 was read a third time in full.
Pending call of the roll.
Mr. Stanly moved that House Bill No. 89 be indefinitely
postponed.
Mr. Byington moved the previous question on the motion
for the indefinite postponement of House Bill No. 89.
Which was agreed to.
Under the rules the roll was called upon final passage of
the bill and the vote was as follows:



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Yeas-Mr. Speaker; Messrs. Adams, Best, Bryant, Burks,
Butt, Byington, Chavous, Clement, Cole, Collins, Coogler,
Cook, Cooley, Crocker, Davis, Dendy, Dishong, Douglas, Early,
Eide, Fahs, Fraser, Fulkerson, Puller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen,
Godwin, Gray, Hale, Harrell, Hatch, Hazen, Hendry, Hewitt,
Hodges, Holt, Jernigan, Kelly, King, Lanier, Leedy, Lehman,
Lewis, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Martin
(Polk), Morrison, Morrow, Motes, McCarty, McLeod, Outman,
Overstreet, Peacock, Peeples, Platt, Potter, Preacher, Rardin,
Rogers, Rose, Saunders, Scales, Sheldon, Slappey, Smith
(Clay), Smith (Marion), Stanly, Stewart, Sudduth, Turner,
Walker, Walters, West, Winburn, Wood (Lee), Wood Liberty)
-83.
Nays-Messrs. Alford, Barnett, Crary, Williams-4.
So the Bill passed, titled as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
And-
House Bill No. 8:
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare the Anniversary of
the Admission of Florida into the Union as a State, a Legal
Holiday.
Was taken up.
Mr. Crocker moved that the rules be waived and that
House Bill No. 8 be read a second time by its title only.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 8 was read the second time by its title.
Mr. Crocker moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 8 be read a third time in full and placed
upon it final passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 8 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. Adams, Best, Bryant, Butt,
Byington, Clement, Collins, Cooley, Crary, Crocker, Dendy,
Harrell, Hatch, Holt, King, Lewis, Martin (Polk), Morrison,
McLeod, Papy, Platt, Rogers, Stanly, West-25.
Nays-Messrs. Alford, Barnett, Burks, Chavous, Cole, Cook,
Davis, Dishong, Douglas, Early, Eide, Fahs, Fraser, Fulker-
son, Fuller, Fuqua, Gaston, Getzen, Godwin, Gray, Hazen,
Hendry, Hewitt, Hodges, Jernigan, Kelly, Lanier, Leedy, Leh-
man, Lindsey, Marchant, Martin (Hillsborough), Morrow,
Motes, McCarty, Outman, Overstreet, Peacock, Potter, Preach-
er, Rardin, Ray, Rose, Saunders, Scales, Scales, Sheldon,
Slappey, Smith (Clay), Smith (Marion), Turner, Walker,
Walters, Williams, Wood (Lee), Wood (Liberty)-55.
So the Bill failed to pass.
MOTIONS TO RECONSIDER
Mr. Gray moved that the House reconsider the vote by which
House Resolution No. 23 failed to pass.
Which motion went over under the rules and was placed
on the Calendar first in the order of business for Thursday,
April 15.
Mr. McLeod moved that the House reconsider the vote by
which House Bill No. 89 passed the House.
Which motion went over under the rules and was placed on
the Calendar first in the order of business for Thursday,
April 15.
Mr. Wood of Liberty moved that the time of adjournment
be extended ten minutes.
Which was agreed to.
And it was so ordered.
Mr. Kelly moved that the time of adjournment be extended
five minutes.
Which was not agreed to.
The hour of 1:10 o'clock having arrived the House stood ad-
journed until 10:00 o'clock, Thursday morning, April 15, 1937,