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Journal of the House of Representatives of the session of ..
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Title: Journal of the House of Representatives of the session of ..
Alternate Title: Journal of the House of Representatives, State of Florida
Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Florida of the session of ..
Physical Description: v. : ; 23-32 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida -- Legislature. -- House of Representatives
Publisher: State Printer
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Creation Date: April 1945
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Subjects / Keywords: Legislative journals -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
serial   ( sobekcm )
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General Note: Title varies slightly.
General Note: Description based on: 1907.
Funding: Digitized for the Florida House of Representatives, the Office of the Clerk.
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Florida House of Representatives. Office of the Clerk.
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lccn - sn 85065608
System ID: UF00027772:00105
 Related Items
Preceded by: Journal of proceedings of the House of Representatives of the Legislature of the State of Florida
Succeeded by: Journal of the Florida House of Representatives

Table of Contents
    Title Page
        Page i
    Members of the House of Representatives - Regular Session, 1945
        Page ii
    April 1945
        Tuesday, April 3
            Page 1
            Page 2
            Page 3
            Page 4
            Page 5
            Page 6
            Page 7
            Page 8
            Page 9
            Page 10
            Page 11
            Page 12
            Page 13
            Page 14
            Page 15
            Page 16
            Page 17
        Wednesday, April 4
            Page 18
            Page 19
            Page 20
        Thursday, April 5
            Page 21
            Page 22
            Page 23
            Page 24
            Page 25
            Page 26
            Page 27
            Page 28
            Page 29
            Page 30
            Page 31
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        Friday, April 6
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        Monday, April 9
            Page 40
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        Tuesday, April 10
            Page 47
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        Wednesday, April 11
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        Thursday, April 12
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        Friday, April 13
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        Monday, April 16
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        Tuesday, April 17
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        Wednesday, April 18
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        Thursday, April 19
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        Friday, April 20
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        Monday, April 23
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        Tuesday, April 24
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        Wednesday, April 25
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        Thursday, April 26
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        Friday, April 27
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        Monday, April 30
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    May 1945
        Tuesday, May 1
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        Wednesday, May 2
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        Thursday, May 3
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        Friday, May 4
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        Monday, May 7
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        Tuesday, May 8
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        Wednesday, May 9
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        Thursday, May 10
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        Friday, May 11
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        Monday, May 14
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        Tuesday, May 15
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        Thursday, May 17
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        Friday, May 18
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Full Text

~IK I



Journal

of the

House of Representatives



State



of Florida



Thirtieth



Regular



Session



April 3rd through June



1st,



1945







__ __-1.






F6.3 3


MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Regular Session, 1945



Alachua-Joe C. Jenkins, Gainesville.
Baker-B. R. Burnsed, Macclenny.
Bay-Forace F. Holland, Panama City.
Bay-James E. Poston, Box 617, Bay Harbor.
Bradford-N. D. Wainwright, Jr., Starke.
Brevard-Roy F. Roberts, Titusville.
Broward-John S. Burwell, Ft. Lauderdale.
Broward-Frank Stirling, Ft. Lauderdale.
Calhoun-C. L. Clark, Blountstown.
Charlotte-Leo Wotitzky, Punta Gorda.
Citrus-L. C. Yeomans, Crystal River.
Clay-Thos. J. Rivers, Green Cove Springs..
Collier-H. B. Kelly, Naples.
Columbia-F. W. Bedenbaugh, Lake City.
Dade-Geo. S. Okell, 904 Biscayne Bldg., Miami.
Dade-Richard Oelkers, Jr., 143 N. Miami Aye., Miami.
Dade-C. W. Peters, Congress Building, Miami.
IeSoto-J. Morgan Ingraham, Arcadia.
Dixie-L. L. Barber, Cross City.
Duval-P. Guy Crews, Realty Building, Jacksonville.
Duval-Mabry A. Carlton, Law Exchange Bldg., Jack
sonville.
Duval-Fletcher Morgan, 45 W. Bay Street, Jacksonville
Escambia-Webb C. Jernigan, Box 584, Pensacola.
Escambia-A. Morley Darby, Pensacola.
Flagler-H. T. Cook, Bunnell.
Franklin-Bourke Floyd, Apnaliahicrla .-
Gadsden-Amos H. Davis, Mt. Pleasant.
Gadsden-K. A. MacGowan, Quincy.
Gilchrist-J. Min Ajyrs, Trenton.
Glades-J. H. Peeples, Jr., Moorehaven.
Gulf-C. C. Wilson, Wewahitchka.
Hamilton-J. W. McAlpin, White Springs.
Hardee-C. H. (Shag) Taylor, Jr., Wauchula.
Hendry-Elbert L. Stewart, Clewiston.
Hernando-D. M. Johnson, Brooksville.
Highlands-C. E. Lanier, Avon Park.
Iillsborough-B. E. Holland, Plant City.
Hillsborough-Harry G. McDonald, 216 Madison Street
Tampa.
Holmes-J. J. Williams, Bonifay.
Indian River-Alex MacWilliam, Vero Beach.
Jackson-John E. Lambe, Marianna.
Jackson-W. Pooser, Marianna.
Jefferson-Richard H. Simpson, Monticello.
Lafayette-Holmes Melton, Jr., Mayo.
Lake-Tim Sellar, Leesburg.
Lake-C. Harold Ferran, Eustis.



Lee-W. W. Stewart, Fort Myers.
Leon-Wilson Carraway, Tallahassee.
Leon-Payne. H. Midyette, Tallahassee.
Levy-D. P. McKenzie, Chiefland.
Liberty-Jack Harrell, Bristol.
Madison-W. E. (Buck) Hancock, Madison.
Madison-Otis R. Peavy, Madison.
Manatee-J. Ben Fuqua, Palmetto.
Manatee-William J. Ray, Bradenton.
Marion-W. S. Baskin, Box 33, Anthony.
Marion-Carl Curtis, Ocala.
Martin-Evans Crary, Stuart.
Monroe-Bernie C. Papy, Key West.
Nassau-Leonard (Skin) McKendree, Fernandina.
Okaloosa-H. C. (Hub) Barnhill, Crestview.
Okeechobee-W. J. Hendry, Okeechobee.
Orange-Tyn Cobb, Jr., Orlando.
Orange-L. C. Leedy, Orlando.
Osceola-Irlo Bronson, Kissimmee.
Palm Beach-John E. Bollinger, West Palm Beach.
-Palm Beach-B. Elliott, Pahokee.
Pasco-J. A. Hendley, Dade City.
Pinellas-S. Henry Harris, St. .Petersburg.
Pinellas-Mary Lou Baker, St. Petersburg.
SPinellas-Archie Clement, Tarpon Springs.
Polk-James L. Hardin, Lakeland.
.,Polk-Lisle W. Smith, Haines City.
Polk-Perry E. Murray, Frostproof.
Putnam-Thos. B. Dowda, Palatka.
SPutnam-W. S. Middleton, Pomona.
'St. Johns--J. H.'(Jack) Turner, St. Augustine.
St. Johns-Chas. E. Shepperd, St. Augustine.
St. Lucie-D. H. (Banty) Saunders, Ft. Pierce.
Santa Rosa-J. S. Amos, Milton.
Sarasota--Jerry Collins, Sarasota.
Seminole-M. B. (T-Bone) Smith, Sanford.
Sdininole--Li B. Mann, Lake Monroe.
Sumter-J. C. Getzen, Jr., Bushnell.
,Suwannee-Harold L. Gilmore, Live Oak.
Suwannee-T. A. Delegal, Live Oak.
Tayloi--J. H. Scales, Perry.
Union-G. Fred Andrews, Lake Butler.
Volusia-Walter G. Walker, Daytona Beach.
Volusia-Goodwin M. Nilsson, DeLand.
Wakulla-George Nesmith, Wakulla.
Walton-Thos. D. Beasley, DeFuniak Springs.
Washington-Cecil Carswell, Chipley.



OFFICERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Regular Session, 1945



Speaker-Evans Crary, Stuart.
Speaker Pro Tempore-J. Min Ayers, Trenton.
Chief Clerk-Lamar Bledsoe.
Assistant Chief Clerk-Alma Tapers.
Reading Clerks-W. B. Lanier, Verna Thornton.



Bill Clerk-Mrs. W. R. Dorman.
Engrossing Clerk-Mrs. Ella White.
Enrolling Clerk-Miss Annie Bond.
Sergeant-at-Arms-Nathan Jones.
Chaplain-Rev. Fred B. Walker.













JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Tuesday, April 3, 1945



Beginning of the thirtieth Regular Session of the Legislature of Florida, under the Constitution of A. D. 1885 be-
gun and held at the Capitol in the City of Tallahassee, the S tate of Florida, on Tuesday, April 3, 1945, being the day
fixed by the Constitution for the meeting of the Legislature.
The House was called to order at 12:00 noon by the Honorable Richard H. Simpson, Speaker of the House for the
1943 Session. Prayer was offered by the Chaplain. The cer tified list of the Secretary of State of members elected to the
House of Representatives, the Florida Legislature for the session of 1945 was called as follows:



MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
ELECTED AT THE GENERAL ELECTION ON THE SEVENTH
DAY OF NOVEMBER, A. D. 1944.

MEMfBERS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Alachua-Joe C. Jenkins, Gainesville
Alachua-Ira J. Carter, Jr., Newberry
Baker-B. R. Burnsed, Macclenny
Bay-Forace F. Holland, Panama City
Bay-James E. Poston, Box 617, Bay Harbor
Bradford-N. D. Wainwright, Jr., Starke
Brevard-Roy F. Roberts, Titusville
Broward-John S. Burwell, Ft. Lauderdale
Broward-Frank Stirling, Ft. Lauderdale
Calhoun-C. L. Clark, Blountstown
Charlotte-Leo Wotitzky, Punta Gorda
Citrus-L. C. Yeomans, Crystal River
Clay-Thos. J. Rivers, Green Cove Springs
Collier-H. B. Kelly, Naples
Columbia-F. W. Bedenbaugh, Lake City
Dade-Geo. S. Okell, 904 Biscayne Bldg., Miami
Dade-Richard Oelkers, Jr., 143 N. Miami Ave., Miami
Dade-C. W. Peters, Congress Building, Miami
DeSoto-J. Morgan Ingraham, Arcadia
Dixie-L. L. Barber, Cross City
Duval-P. Guy Crews, Realty Building, Jacksonville
Duval-Mabry A. Carlton, Law Exchange Bldg., Jacksonville
Duval-Fletcher Morgan, 45 W. Bay Street, Jacksonville
SEscambia-Webb C. Jernigan, Box 584, Pensacola
Escambia-A. Morley Darby, Pensacola
Flagler-H. T. Cook, Bunnell
-- Franklin-Bourke Floyd, Apalachicola
SGadsden-Amos H. Davis, Mt. Pleasant
Gadsden-K. A. MacGowan, Quincy
SGilchrist-J. Min Ayers, Trenton
Glades-J. H. Peeples, Jr., Moorehaven
~ Gulf-C. C. Wilson, Wewahitchka
Hamilton-J. W. McAlpin, White Springs
Hardee-C. H. (Shag) Taylor, Jr., Wauchula
Hendry-Elbert L. Stewart, Clewiston
SHernando-D. M. Johnson, Brooksville
Highlands-C. E. Lanier, Avon Park
"Hillsborough-B. E. Holland, Plant City
Hillsborough-Harry G. McDonald, 216 Madison St., Tampa
' Hillsborough-Neil C. McMullen, Tampa
SHolmes-J. J. Williams, Bonifay
"- Indian River-Alex MacWilliam, Vero Beach
t/7 Jackson-John E; Lambe, Marianna
Jackson-W. Pooser, Marianna
Jefferson-Richard H. Simpson, Monticello
Lafayette-Holmes Melton, Jr., Mayo
Lake-Tim Sellar, Leesburg
Lake-C. Harold Ferran, Eustis
Lee-W. W. Stewait, Fort Myers
Leon-Wilson Carraway, Tallahassee
SLeon-Payne H. Midyette, Tallahassee
Levy-D. P. McKenzie, Chiefland
Liberty-Jack Harrell, Bristol
Madison-W. E. (Buck) Hancock, Madison
"\, Madison-Otis R. Peavy, Madison
Manatee-J. Ben Fuqua, Palmetto
Manatee-William J. Ray, Bradenton
SMarion-W. S. Baskin, Box 33, Anthony
SMarion-Carl Curtis, Ocala
SMartin-Evans Crary, Stuart
Monroe-Bernie C. Papy, Key West



Nassau-Leonard (Skin) McKendree, Fernandina
Okaloosa-H. C. (Hub) Barnhill, Crestview
Okeechobee-W. J. Hendry, Okeechobee
Orange-Tyn Cobb, Jr., Orlando
Orange-L. C. Leedy, Orlando
Osceola-Irlo Bronson, Kissimmee
Palm Beach-John E. Bollinger, West Palm Beach
Palm Beach-B. Elliott, Pahokee
Pasco-J. A. Hendley, Dade City
Pinellas-S. Henry Harris, St. Petersburg
Pinellas-Mary Lou Baker, St. Petersburg
Pinellas-Archie Clement, Tarpon Springs
Polk-James L. Hardin, Lakeland
Polk-Lisle W. Smith, Haines City
Polk-Perry E. Murray, Frostproof
Putnam-Thos. B. Dowda, Palatka
Putnam-W. S. Middleton, Pomona
St. Johns-J. H. (Jack) Turner, St. Augustine
St. Johns-Chas. E. Shepperd, St. Augustine
St. Lucie- D. H. (Banty) Saunders, Ft. Pierce
Santa Rosa-J. S. Amos, Milton
Sarasota-Jerry Collins, Sarasota
Seminole-M. B. (T-Bone) Smith, Sanford
Seminole-L. B. Mann, Lake Monroe
Sumter-J. C. Getzen, Jr., Bushnell
Suwannee-Harold L. Gilmore, Live Oak
Suwannee-T. A. Delegal, Live Oak
Taylor-J. H. Scales, Perry
Union-G. Fred Andrews, Lake Butler
Volusia-Walter G. Walker, Daytona Beach
Volusia-Goodwin M. Nilsson, DeLand
Wakulla-George Nesmith, Wakulla
Walton-Thos. D. Beasley, DeFuniak Springs
Washington-Cecil Carswell, Chipley



STATE OF FLORIDA,
Office of Secretary of



State. ss.



I, R. A. Gray, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do
hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a correct list
of the Members of the House of Representatives of the State
of Florida, elected on the Seventh day of November, A. D. 1944,
as shown by the election returns on file in this office.
Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of
Florida, at Tallahassee, the Capital, this 3rd day of April, A.D.
1945.
R. A. GRAY,
Secretary of State.

The following members came forward and took the oath of
office prescribed by the Constitution of the State of Florida
before Mr. Justice Thomas of the Supreme Court of the State
of Florida:

MEMBERS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Alachua-Joe C. Jenkins, Gainesville
Baker-B. R. Burnsed, Macclenny
Bay-Forace F. Holland, Panama City
Bay-James E. Poston, Box 617, Bay Harbor
Bradford-N. D. Wainwright, Jr., Starke
Brevard-Roy F. Roberts, Titusville
Broward-John S. Burwell, Ft. Lauderdale
Broward-Frank Stirling, Ft. Lauderdale
Calhoun-C. L. Clark, Blountstown
Charlotte-Leo Wotitzky, Punta Gorda

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Citrus-L. C. Yeomans, Crystal River
Clay-Thos. J. Rivers, Green Cove Springs
Collier-H. B. Kelly, Naples
Columbia-F. W. WBedenbaugh, Lake City
Dade-Geo. S. Okell, 904 Biscayne Bldg., Miami
Dade-Richard Oelkers, Jr., 143 N. Miami Ave., Miami
Dade-C. W. Peters, Congress Building, Miami
DeSoto-J. Morgan Ingraham, Arcadia
Dixie-L. L. Barber, Cross City
Duval-P. Guy Crews, Realty Building, Jacksonville
Duval-Mabry A. Carlton, Law Exchange Bldg., Jacksonville
Duval-Fletcher Morgan, 45 W. Bay Street, Jacksonville
Escambia-Webb C. Jernigan, Box 584, Pensacola
Escambia-A. Morley Darby, Pensacola
Flagler-H. T. Cook, Bunnell
Franklin-Bourke Floyd, Apalachicola
Gadsden-Amos H. Davis, Mt. Pleasant
Gadsden-K. A. MacGowan, Quincy
Gilchrist-J. Min Ayers, Trenton
Glades-J. H. Peeples, Jr., Moorehaven
Gulf-C. C. Wilson, Wewahitchka
Hamilton-J. W. McAlpin, White Springs
Hardee-C. H. (Shag) Taylor, Jr., Wauchula
Hendry-Elbert L. Stewart, Clewiston
Hernando-D. M. Johnson, Brooksville
Highlands-C. E. Lanier, Avon Park
Hillsborough-B. E. Holland, Plant City
Hillsborough-Harry G. McDonald, 216 Madison St., Tampa
Holmes-J. J. Williams, Bonifay
Indian River-Alex MacWilliam, Vero Beach
Jackson-John E. Lambe, Marianna
Jackson-W. Pooser, Marianna
Jefferson-Richard H. Simpson, Monticello
Lafayette-Holmes Melton, Jr., Mayo
Lake-Tim Sellar, Leesburg
Lake-C. Harold Ferran, Eustis
Lee-W. W. Stewart, Fort Myers
Leon-Wilson Carraway, Tallahassee
Leon-Payne H. Midyette, Tallahassee
Levy-D. P. McKenzie, Chiefland
Liberty-Jack Harrell, Bristol
Madison-W. E. (Buck) Hancock, Madison
Madison-Otis R. Peavy, Madison
Manatee-J. Ben Fuqua, Palmetto
Manatee-William J. Ray, Bradenton
Marion-W. S. Baskin, Box 33, Anthony
Marion-Carl Curtis, Ocala
Martin-Evans Crary, Stuart
Monroe-Bernie C. Papy, Key West
Nassau-Leonard (Skin) McKendree, Fernandina
Okaloosa-H. C. (Hub) Barnhill, Crestview
Okeechobee-W. J. Hendry, Okeechobee
Orange-Tyn Cobb, Jr., Orlando
Orange-L. C. Leedy, Orlando
Osceola-Irlo Bronson, Kissimmee
Palm Beach-John E. Bollinger, West Palm Beach
Palm Beach-B. Elliott, Pahokee
Pasco-J. A. Hendley, Dade City
Pinellas-S. Henry Harris, St. Petersburg
Pinellas-Mary Lou Baker, St. Petersburg
-Pinellas-Archie Clement, Tarpon Springs
Polk-James L. Hardin, Lakeland
Polk-Lisle W. Smith, Haines City
Polk-Perry E. Murray, Frostproof
Putnam-Thos. B. Dowda, Palatka
Putnam-W. S. Middleton, Pomona
St. Johns-J. H. (Jack) Turner, St. Augustine
St." Johns-Chas. E. Shepperd, St. Augustine
St. Lucie- D. H. (Banty) Saunders, Ft. Pierce
Santa Rosa-J. S. Amos, Milton
Sarasota-Jerry Collins, Sarasota
Seminole-M. B. (T-Bone) Smith, Sanford
Seminole-L. B. Mann, Lake Monroe
Sumter-J. C. Getzen, Jr., Bushnell
Suwannee-Harold L. Gilmore, Live Oak
Suwannee-T. A. Delegal, Live Oak
Taylor-J. H. Scales, Perry
Union-G. Fred Andrews, Lake Butler
Volusia-Walter G. Walker, Daytona Beach
Volusia-Goodwin M. Nilsson, DeLand
Wakulla-George Nesmith, Wakulla
Walton-Thos. D. Beasley, DeFuniak Springs
Washington-Cecil Carswell, C'hipley
Mr. Carlton of Duval nominated Mr. Evans Crary of Martin
fqr Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Papy of Monroe seconded the nomination.



April 3, 1945



Mr. Clement of Pinellas moved that the nominations for the
Speaker of the House of Representatives be closed.
Which was agreed to, and the nomination for Speaker was
declared closed.
Upon call of the roll on the election for the Speaker of the
House of Representatives, the vote for Mr. Crary was:



Yeas-92.

Amos
Andrews
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Crews
Curtis
Nays-None.



Darby
Davis
Delegal
Dowda
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Hancock
Hardin
Gilmore
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly



Lambe
Lanier
Leedy
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McDonald
MacGowan
McAlpin
McKendree
McKenzie
MacWilliam
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples
Peters



Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Simpson
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Mr. Crary of Martin was declared duly elected as Speaker of
the House of Representatives.
Mr. Clark of Calhoun moved that a committee of three be
appointed to escort Mr. Crary, the Speaker, to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Chair appointed Messrs. Clark of Calhoun,
"Ray of Manatee, and Dowda of Putnam as a committee which
escorted the Speaker to the rostrum, where he received the
Oath of Office administered by Mr. Justice Thomas of the
Supreme Court, following which the Speaker made a brief ad-
dress to the House.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR
The Speaker announced that he would now receive nomina-
tions for Speaker Pro Tempore.
Mr. Jenkins of Alachua nominated Mr. J. Min Ayers of Gil-
christ for Speaker Pro Tempore.
Mr. Smith of Polk seconded the nomination.
Mr. Turner of St. Johns moved that the nominations be
closed.
Which was agreed to, and the nominations were declared
closed.
Upon call of the roll, on the election for Speaker Pro Tem-
pore, the vote for Mr. Ayers of Gilchrist was:



Yeas-92.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Crews
Curtis
Nays-None.



Darby
Davis
Delegal
Dowda
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Hancock
Hardin
Gilmore
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly



Lambe
Lanier
Leedy
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McDonald
MacGowan
McAlpin
McKendree
McKenzie
MacWilliam
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples
Peters



Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Simpson
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans












Thereupon, Mr. -Ayers of Gilchrist was declared the duly
elected Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Wotitzky of Charlotte 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 Messrs. Wotitzky of Char-
lotte, Collins of Sarasota, and Hancock of Madison as a com-
mittee which escorted the Speaker Pro Tempore to the ros-
trum, where he received the oath of Office administered by
Mr. Justice Thomas of the Supreme Court, following which the
Speaker Pro Tempore made a brief address to the House.
The Speaker announced that he had appointed Mrs. Lamar
Bledsoe as Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives. Mrs.
Bledsoe was then administered the Oath of Office by Mr. Jus-
tice Thomas of the Supreme Court, after which she was pre-
sented, by the Speaker, to the members of the House.
Mr. Clement of Pinellas moved that a committee of three
be appointed to inform the Senate that the House was organ-
ized and ready to transact business.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Clement of Pinel-
las, Crews of Duval and Peters of Dade as a committee to noti-
fy the Senate that the House of Representatives was organized
and ready to transact business.
After a brief absence the committee returned, and reported
that they had performed the duty assigned them and were
thereupon discharged.
Mr. Simpson of Jefferson moved that a committee of three
be appointed to wait upon His Excellency, Governor Millard
Caldwell, and notify him that the House was organized and
ready to transact business.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Simpson of Jef-
fersbn, McDonald of Hillsborough and Leedy of Orange who
retired from the Chamber and after a brief absence returned
and reported that they had performed the duty assigned them,
and were thereupon discharged.
A Committee from the Senate composed of Senators Shands,
McKenzie and Fraser (31st District) appeared at tie bar of
the House of Representatives and informed the House that the
Senate was organized and ready to transact business.
Mr. Hancock of Madison nominated the following officers
for the House of Representatives: Sergeant-at-Arms, Nathan
Jones; Bill Clerk, Mrs. W. R. Dorman; Enrolling Clerk, Miss
Annie Bond; Chaplain, Reverend Fred Walker; Pages, Jean
O'Kell, Pixianne Carlton, Jo-Ann Grubb, Wilbur Addison,
Benny Bostelman, Charles Lewis Taylor, Joe Maharrey, Mary
Fay Galloway.
Miss Baker of Pinellas moved that the nominations cease
and that a unanimous ballot be cast for the persons nomi-
nated.
Which was agreed to.
The elected officers of the House of Representatives were
then administered the Oath of Office by Mr. Justice Thomas
of the Supreme Court.
The following message from the Governor was reecived and
read:
Honorable Evans Crary, Speaker
House of Representatives
Tallahassee, Florida
Dear Mr. Crary:
I desire to address your Honorable Body in joint session
with the Senate this afternoon, April 3rd, at three o'clock.
Sincerely,
MILLARD F. CALDWELL,
Governor.
Mr. Dowda of Putnam moved that the rules be waived and
the House do now revert to the order of Introduction of House
Resolutions.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was so
ordered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
H.. R. No. 1-A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE
RULES OF PROCEDURE AND POLICIES OF THE HOUSE



OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE 1945 SESSION OF THE
FLORIDA LEGISLATURE.
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 1943 session of the
Florida Legislature shall govern this body until the Com-
mittee on Rules shall be organized and report and such report
shall be adopted.
2. That no Bills or Resolutions except those affecting
organization of the House shall be introduced until standing
committees be appointed and organized and the Chairmen
thereof announce, to the Speaker, that they are ready to
transact business.
3. That the Speaker of the House of Representatives ap-
point a Chief Clerk, an Assistant Chief Clerk, Assistant Ser-
geants-at-Arms, two Reading Clerks, an Assistant Bill Clerk,
Doorkeepers and a Superintendent of Stenographers.
4. That each member of the House of Representatives
be allowed to designate one competent attache for service
at the regular session of the House of Representatives of
1945, which attache so designated shall be enrolled as an
employee of the House from April 3, 1945.
5. That the Speaker by and with the consent of the Com-
mittee on Personnel, be and he is hereby authorized and di-
rected to appoint such additional attaches of the House
of Representatives as may be necessary to efficiently perform
the work of this House.
6. That it is the sense of this House that the number of
employees be kept as low as possible consistent with the ef-
ficient performance of the clerical work of the House.
7. That the Speaker is hereby authorized to employ an
experienced Indexing Clerk, to do the work outlined in Sec-
tion 16.04, Florida Statutes 1941, and also one Special As-
sistant to assist in such work as he may direct, which said
Clerks shall be supervised by the Chief Clerk and shall receive
the same compensation and remuneration as the other Clerks
of the House.
8. That not to exceed two thousand (2,000) copies of the
Daily Journal and not to exceed three hundred (300) copies
of the Daily Calendar be ordered printed each day.
9. That each member of this House be allowed to mail, not
to exceed ten (10) daily, copies of the Journal of this House.
10. That the Speaker be and he is hereby authorized and
directed to instruct the Legislative Expense Committee to
procure from time to time, during the 1945 session of this
House, stamps for the use of the members of this House in
transacting official business.
11. That such stamps as each member may require be
furnished, provided, that no member shall be given more
than thirty-five (35) stamps per day, and that such stamps
be used by the members of this House upon official business
of the House only, or for the purpose of communicating with
constituents upon matters of legislation, pending before the
House or contemplated by members of the House for intro-
duction.
12. That the Legislative Expense Committee be directed
to furnish to the members of this House all stationery and
all other necessary supplies for the use of the members of
the House.
13. That the Secretary of State shall furnish to the Ser-
geant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives for the use
of the Members, upon a requisition to be signed by the Ser-
geant-at-Arms, such Statutes, general and special, as may be
requested by the Representatives. Each Representative, 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 to be
returned by the Sergeant-at-Arms to the Secretary of State.
14. That the Speaker, the Chief Clerk, Bill Clerk, Ser-
geant-at-Arms and other attaches of the House of Repre-
sentatives be authorized and directed to provide and carry
out substantially the same provisions for the accommodations
of Representatives of the Press at this session as were in
force at the 1943 session, including the same access to copies
of bills as given at the 1943 session of the legislature to Press
Representatives.
Which was read in full.
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Which was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 1 was
adopted.
By Mr. Delegal of Suwannee-
H. R. No. 2-A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE
PREPARATION, EDITING AND PRINTING OF THE HOUSE
RECORDS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF
THE 1945 FLORIDA LEGISLATURE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SESSION AS-
SEMBLED:
1. That the Chief Clerk of this House be instructed to pre-
pare, edit and print the House Records of the 1945 House of
Representatives of the Florida Legislature in the manner
prescribed by the Constitution, Law and as may be from
time to time directed by this House.
2. That a copy of this Resolution be transmitted to the
State Board of Commissioners and that it be spread upon
the Journal of this House.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Delegal moved the adoption of the House Resolution.
Which was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 2 was
adopted.
Mr. Simpson moved that the House do now take up and
consider Messages from the Senate.
Which was agreed to. And it was so ordered.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
Tallahassee, Florida, April 3, 1945
Hon. Evans Crary
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. 1
WHEREAS, His Excellenpy, Millard Caldwell, Governor
of Florida, has expressed a desire to address the Legislature
of Florida in joint session on this day, Tuesday, April 3rd,
A. D. 1945;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE, THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING:
That the Senate and House of Representatives convene in
joint session in the chamber of the House of Representatives
at 3:00 o'clock, P. M., this day, Tuesday, April 3rd, A. D. 1945,
for the purpose of receiving His Excellency's message.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House of
Representatives therein.
Respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of Senate.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Concurrent Resolution No. 1 be read the second time in full.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 was read a second
time in full.
Mr. Simpson moved the adoption of the Concurrent Reso-
lution.
Which was agreed to.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 was adopted and the
same was ordered certified to the Senate.
COMMITTEE REPORT
To the Honorable Evans Crary
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Tallahassee, Florida
Sir:
Your Committee on Rules and Calendar begs leave to re-
port and recommend the rules hereto attached as and for
the rules of the House of Representatives for the 1945 session
of the Florida State Legislature.
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said rules, together with a list of the members of the House,
Standing Committes and members thereof, officials, and
attaches of the House be printed, and that one copy thereof
be furnished to each member of the House.
In meeting assembled for the purpose of formulating and
recommending the rules of the House, upon motion to adopt
the attached report and rules the vote of the committee was
as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Simpson, Dowda, Ayers, Beasley, Bollinger,
Burwell, Carlton, Clement, Cook, Floyd, Hardin, Hendry,
Johnson, Leedy, McDonald, Midyette, Okell, Papy, Rivers,
Scales, Stewart, Turner.
Nays-None.
Respectfully submitted,
RICHARD H. SIMPSON, Chairman
Committee on Rules and Calendar.
Mr. Simpson moved that the Report of the Rules Com-
mittee be spread in full in the House Journal.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
STANDING RULES OF THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES

OF THE DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE
Rule 1. The Speaker shall take the Chair on every legis-
lative day at the hour to which the House shall have ad-
journed, call the members to order, and upon the appearance
of a quorum proceed to business. The Journal of the preced-
ing day shall be corrected, approved by the Speaker, attested
by the Chief Clerk, and filed in the permanent records of the
House. The Speaker shall sign all Acts, Resolutions, Writs,
Warrants and Subpoenas of, or issued by order of, the House.
He shall have general 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. He shall have the authority
to dismiss any appointed employee and pay of said employee
shall stop on day of dismissal.
DECORUM AND ORDER
Rule 2. The Speaker shall preserve decorum and order,
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 member, on which ap-
peal no member shall speak more than once, unless by per-
mission of the House, and no other business shall be in order
until the question on 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 assistant, provided,
however, that upon a showing of hands by five members he
shall take the sense of the House by yeas and nays, or by
a vote on the voting machine. No member shall be allowed
to vote who shall not be upon the floor of the House before
an oral roll call is completed, or at his desk before the ma-
chine is locked by the Clerk immediately preceding a vote.
METHOD OF VOTING
Rule 4. VOTING BY THE ELECTRICAL ROLL CALL
SYSTEM.
When taking the yeas and nays on any question to be
voted upon, the electrical roll call system, so-called, may be
used, and when so used shall have the same force and effect
as a roll call taken as otherwise provided in these rules.
When the House is ready to vote upon any question requiring
a roll call, and the vote is to be taken by the electrical roll
call system, the Speaker shall announce: "The question is on
the passage of (designating the matter to be voted upon).
All in favor of such question shall vote 'yea', and all opposed
shall vote 'nay'. The house will now proceed to vote." When
sufficient time has been allowed the members to vote, the
Speaker shall announce: "Have all voted?" And after a short
pause shall say: "The Clerk shall proceed to record the vote."
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ment, and when completely recorded, shall announce the re-
sult to the House. The Clerk shall enter upon the Journal
the result in the manner provided by the rules of the House.
Rule 5. The Speaker shall rise to address the House of
Representatives, or to put a question, but may read sitting.
Rule 6. In all yea and nay votes the Speaker's name
shall be called last.
SUBSTITUTE SPEAKER
Rule 7. The Speaker shall have the right to name any
member to perform the duties of the Chair; but such sub-
stitution shall not extend beyond adjournment.
SPEAKER PRO TEM
Rule 8. The Speaker Pro Tem shall exercise the duties
and powers of the Speaker during his absence or disability.
MOTIONS
Rule 9. 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, without a second,
and shall be disposed of by vote of the House of Representa-
tives, but the mover may withdraw it at any time before the
same has been amended or before 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 originally made.
PRIORITY OF MOTIONS
Rule 10. When a question is under debate the Speaker
shall receive no motion but:



1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.



To adjourn at a time certain;
To adjourn;
To take a recess;
To lay on the table;
For the previous question;
To. postpone to a day certain;
To commit to a committee of the whole House;
To commit to a Standing Committee;
To commit to a Select Committee;
To amend;
To postpone indefinitely;
To strike out the enacting clause:



Which several motions shall have precedence in the order
named.
Rule 11. RECESS AND ADJOURNMENT. The Speaker
shall propound all questions in the order in which they are
moved unless the subsequent motion be previous in nature
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 adjournment, 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 therefore. 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
business shall have been intervened.
Rule 12. 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 ad-
journ or recess, shae all 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 amend-
ment be laid on the table such action shall not carry the
subject matter with it. The previous question 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 question in regular order.
Rule 13. Every motion shall be reduced to writing if the
Speaker shall so direct.
DIVISION OF QUESTION
Rule 14. Any member may call for a division of a question
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insert shall be deemed indivisible; a motion to strike out,
being lost, shall neither preclude amendment nor a motion
to strike out and insert.
COMMITMENT
Rule 15. Motions or reports may be committed or recom-
mitted at the pleasure of the House of Representatives.
Rule 16. MOTIONS GENERALLY. During the call of the
roll of counties for the introduction of bills and joint resolu-
tions no motion shall be made or entertained without the
unanimous consent of those present.
Rule 17. No member shall address the Chair or receive recog-
nition of the Chair for the purpose of introducing distin-
guished visitors or guests, or for making motions to escort
such visitors or guests to the rostrum while the House is in
session, except between 12:50 P. M. and 1:00 P. M. each day.
The Committee on Rules shall rigidly enforce this provision.
NOTICE OF MOTIONS
Rule 18. When any motion is to be made asking that any
bill, or joint resolution, be taken up out of its regular order
and considered, previous notice of not less than fifteen min-
utes shall be given in writing to the Speaker and Bill Clerk
of such intention, specifying the number of the bill and its
position on the calendar. The Bill Clerk shall promptly de-
liver said notice to a Reading Clerk, and the Reading Clerk
shall read such notice immediately upon receiving same.
AMENDMENTS
Rule 19. No motion or proposition of a subject different
from that under consideration shall be admitted under color
of amendment, but a proposal to strike out all after the enact-
ing 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 n amend-
ment, and the adoption by the House of such proposal shall
not preclude further amendment to its several parts after its
adoption, in like manner as if it were the original bill.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Rule 20. The unfinished business in which the House of
Representatives was engaged at the time of the last adjourn-
ment shall have preference in the order of the day next
after motions for reconsideration.
PRIORITY OF BUSINESS
Rule 21. All questions relating to the priority of business
to be acted on shall be decided without debate.
PRECEDENTS

Rule 22. The Rules of Parliamentary Practice, comprised
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 Representatives, or the Joint Rules of the two
branches of the Legislature, and it shall be the duty of
Speaker or Presiding Officer for the time being, assisted by
members of the Committee on Rules and Calendar, to cor-
rectly interpret and have enforced all rules governing this
House of Representatives at all times, unless the enforcement
thereof shall be waived or suspended as herein provided.
COMMITTEE ON RULES AND CALENDAR
Rule 23. All proposed actions touching the rules, joint rules
and order of business in the House of Representatives shall
be first referred to the Committee on Rules and Calendar,
which shall report as soon as practicable thereafter. No
report of the Committeee on Rules and Calendar shall be
received by the House of Representatives unless same shows
a quorum of the Committee present in person and voting on
said report.
WAIVER AND REPEAL OF RULES
Rule 24. These rules shall not be waived or suspended ex-
cept by a two-thirds vote of all the members present, which
motion when made shall be decided without debate, as here-
inafter provided, except that no motion to waive any rule
requiring unanimous consent of the House shall be enter-
tained except by unanimous consent of those present, and this
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Rule 25. 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 by
the Speaker except with the unanimous consent of those
present, and such motion when made with unanimous consent
shall be decided without debate, and must receive a two-
thirds vote of those present for its adoption, except that the
maker of the motion shall be allowed not exceeding one
minute in which to explain the purpose of request for unani-
mous 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 report 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 entertained to make
any particular class of bills a special order, and all bills set
as special orders shall take precedence on the special order
calendar in the order in which they were referred to such
calendar.
Rule 26. SPECIAL ORDER CALENDAR. The House of
Representatives may, on report and recommendation of Com-
mittee 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 during 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 constitute 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.
No other method of adopting a special and continuing order
may be followed without unanimous consent.
SPECIAL ORDER-LAST 25 DAYS
Rule 27. The Committee on Rules and Calendar may, from
day to day, during the last twenty-five worikng 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
25, 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 28. 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
one o'clock P. M. A special session of the House shall be
held beginning at eight o'clock P. M. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days for consideration of the Calendar of Local Bills only,
when recommended in a report of the Committee on Rules
and Calendar and approved by the House. The time for
meeting and adjourning of the House during the remaining
days of the session shall be fixed by resolution. On local
bill nights no bills other than those appearing on or referred
to the Calendar of Local Bills shall be considered except by
unanimous consent of those present after due notice given
at the last previous session of the House, 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 and shall designate a special time or times in
day or night sessions when same shall be considered.
MEMBERS
DUTIES, RIGHTS AND DECORUM
Rule 29. 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 seat, nor speak
out of his seat, except that any member after being recog-
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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 30. No member shall be interrupted by another with-
out the consent of the member who has the floor, except by
rising to a question of order.
VOTING
Rule 31. Every member who shall be in the House of Rep-
resentatives when a question is put, when he is not excluded
by interest, shall give his vote, unless the House of Represen-
tatives, by unanimous consent, shall excuse him. Any mem-
ber desiring to be so excused on any question shall make
application to that effect before the calling 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 32. No member living in any county in which any
State institution is located shall be appointed a member of
any committee to visit such institution for the purpose of
investigating and reporting its condition and needs.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
Rule 33. No member shall be permitted to explain his vote
during roll call, but he may reduce his explanation to writing
and, when filed with the Chief Clerk, the same shall be
spread upon the Journal.
ABSENCE-EXCUSE FROM ATTENDANCE
Rule 34. 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 himself 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 35. When any member shall be guilty of a breach
of either the Rules or orders of the House of Representatives
he may be required by the House of Representatives, on
motion, to make satisfaction therefore, and shall not be allowed
to speak or vote except by way of excuse, until he has done so.
DISQUALIFICATION FROM VOTING
Rule 36. No member shall be permitted to vote, or to serve
on any committee, on any question where his private rights
are immediately concerned, distinct from the public interest.
DEBATE-TIME FOR SPEAKING
Rule 37. No member shall speak more than twice on any
subject without first obtaining leave of the House of Repre-
sentatives; 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-five
working days of session, not longer than ten minutes.
RECONSIDERATION
Rule 38. 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 succeeding legis-
lative day, and such motion, unless otherwise disposed of,
(except in the last week of the session) shall be placed on
the calendar first in the orders of the day for the day suc-
ceeding that on which the motion is made; and when a motion
for a reconsideration is decided, that decision shall not be
reconsidered, 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 Repre-
sentatives, but such motion shall be considered 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
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BILLS UNDER RECONSIDERATION
Rule 39. 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 re-
consideration has expired, except during the last seven work-
ing 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 being held in the possession of the Clerk
until the time for reconsideration has expired.
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
Rule 40. When any bill 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 Committee
shall preclude further action on said measure as the House
may determine.
PRIVILEGE
Rule 41. Questions of privilege shall be: (1) Those affect-
ing the House of Representatives collectively, its safety, dig-
nity, and integrity of its proceedings; (2) the rights, reputa-
tion and conduct of the members individually, in their repre-
sentative capacity only, and shall have precedence over all
other questions, except motions to adjourn, but no member
shall be permitted to speak longer than ten minutes on a
question of privilege. Questions of the privilege of the House
shall be brought before the body in the form of a RESO-
LUTION. Questions of personal privilege shall be raised by
statements from the FLOOR and if sustained by the CHAIR
shall entitle the member to recognition thereon.
ORDER OF BUSINESS-ORDER OF THE DAY
Rule 42. The order of business and order of the day shall
be as follows:
ORDER OF BUSINESS
1. Roll Call.
2. Prayer by Chaplain.
3. Correction of the Journal.
4. Introduction of memorials, petitions or other papers
addressed to the House of Representatives or the Speak-
er thereof.
5. Introduction of House Resolutions.
6. Introduction of Concurrent Resolutions.
7. Introduction of Memorials of the Legislature.
8. Introduction of Bills and Joint Resolutions by call of
counties.
9. Report of Standing Committees.
10. 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 Governor and
other papers addressed to the House of Representatives
or the Speaker thereof.
BILL AND RESOLUTIONS
Rule 43. FORM. All bills, resolutions and memorials, when
introduced, shall be typewritten or printed without interlinea-
tions, 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 44. Any introduced measure may be printed for the
information of the House upon recommendation of the com-
mittee to which such measure has been referred. Any member
may request the printing of such measure at the time of
introduction or at any time before consideration, provided,
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to which the measure has been referred, which committee shall
approve or disapprove the request for printing within twenty-
four hours after such request has been made.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS, ETC.
Rule 45. Upon the introduction of bills and resolutions 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 place where it was left
off on the preceding day.
Rule 46. COMPANION BILLS. Whenever any bill, mem-
orial or joint resolution of the House of Representatives shall
be reached on the Calendar of the House of Representatives
for consideration, either on second or third reading, and there
shall be also pending on the calendar of the House of Rep-
resentatives a companion measure to such House Bill, memo-
rial or House Joint Resolution, which companion measure
has already been passed by the Senate, it shall be in order
to move that the Senate Companion measure be substituted
for the House Bill, memorial 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,
memorial 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 measure in lieu of
the House Bill, memorial, or House Joint Resolution, and
such motion to waive the rules for that purpose shall re-
quire a two-thirds vote of those present for its adoption.
Rule 47. All House Bills and Memorials shall be introduced
in quadruplicate. Six copies of all House Resolutions, House
Concurrent Resolutions and House Joint Resolutions shall
be introduced. The original copy of all House Bills, House
Resolutions, House Joint Resolutions, House Concurrent Reso-
lutions, and Memorials shall be on good bond paper. Each
copy of House Bills and memorials shall be accompanied by
a title slip on which shall be entered in full the exact title
thereof. The Sergeant-at-Arms is hereby authorized and
directed to furnish to the press and public the triplicate
copies of such bills and resolutions for examination 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 hereunder 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
temporary and not permanent, and all copies must be re-
turned to the office of the Sergeant-at-Arms without unneces-
sary delay.
Rule 48. REFERENCE. All bills and joint resolutions shall,
after having been read by title only, be referred by the Speak-
er to an appropriate Standing Committeee. All House Reso-
lutions, concurrent Resolutions, and Memorials may be re-
ferred to an appropriate committee in the discretion 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 Com-
mittee of the House of Representatives; a Joint Select Com-
mittee. Except as to bills carrying an appropriation which
must be referred to the appropriate Standing Committee and
the Committee on Appropriations, no multiple reference shall
be made by the Speaker unless directed thereto by the House,
upon motion, which motion shall be decided without debate.
Rule 49. READINGS. Unless otherwise ordered by a two-
thirds vote of members present, concurrent resolutions shall
receive two readings on two separate days, and unless other-
wise ordered, shall be determined by a viva voce vote. All
other resolutions than joint or concurrent resolutions, after
reference to and report from the resolution committee, shall
be determined by a viva voce vote upon their reading after
the report of such committee unless otherwise ordered. Ev-

ery bill, joint resolution or memorial shall receive three sep-
arate readings on three separate days previous to a vote upon
the passage of such bill, joint resolution or memorial unless
two-thirds of the members present shall decide otherwise,
and the Clerk shall give notice of each, whether it be first,
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Rule 50. 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 shall be the duty of the Speaker to put the
question on the final passage of the bill, joint resolution
or memorial, and direct the roll call on its final passage and
not put the motion of indefinite postponement of the measure.
Rule 51. 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 52. ENGROSSING. Before any bill, joint resolution
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 direction 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 shall be
carefully engrossd in like manner and attached to the bill
amended in such manner that it will not be likely lost there-
from. Any motion to waive the rules and immediately certi-
fy 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 En-
grossing 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, substantial erasure or interlineation, the bill
may be returned as engrossed without being rewritten. Noth-
ing in this rule shall apply to Local Calendar bills which
have not been amended in the House. All engrossed amend-
ments shall be made in quadruplicate to. Senate bills. Four
copies of engrossed bills shall be made. One copy shall be
filed with the original bill and one copy with each copy of
said original bill.
Rule 53. AMENDMENT, ETC., ON THIRD READING. Up-
on 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 without the consent
of a majority of those present.
Rule 54. DISPOSITION ON THIRD READING. The order
of disposition of any bill, memorial or joint resolution which
has been read the second time shall be its reference to the
Committee on Engrossed Bills to be engrossed after all ques-
tions relative to it while on a second reading have been dis-
posed of, and the same shall be immediately engrossed and
placed on the Calendar of Bills on Third Reading to be taken
up on some separate succeeding legislative day, unless other-
wise ordered by a two-thirds vote of those present.
Rule 55. TRANSMISSION TO SENATE. When a bill or
resolution shall have passed its third reading, it shall be
certified by the Clerk endorsing thereon the day of its pas-
sage 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.
Rule 56. All enrolled bills, joint resolutions, and memorials
shall be signed by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk in open
session of the House, and the fact of such signing by the
Speaker and the Chief Clerk shall be noted in the Journal.

SENATE BILLS
Rule 57. 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 con-
sider the Calendar of Senate Bills of a general nature on Sec-
ond Reading and no other 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
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PETITIONS, MEMORIALS, ETC.
Rule 58. All papers addressed to the House of Representa-
tives, except petitions, memorials and remonstrances, shall be
presented by the Speaker, or by a member in his place, and
shall, be read by the Speaker, Clerk, or such other person
as the Speaker may request.
Rule 59. Every member presenting a petition, memorial or
remonstrance, shall endorse his name thereon, with a brief
statement of the nature and object of the instrument, and
the same shall be read by the Reading Clerk, unless the
Speaker shall otherwise direct.
Rule 60. All reports, petitions, memorials, remonstrances
and papers of a like nature shall be presented during the
first hour of each session of the House of Representatives,
and at no other time.
Rule 61. Memorials shall be carried on the calendar im-
mediately after any pending undisposed of concurrent reso-
lutions and the fact of its being first, second, or third reading
shall be noted on the calendar in connection therewith.
LOCAL BILLS
Rule 62. 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 intention to bring up
such general bills at such time be announced at the next
preceding meeting of the House.
USE OF CHAMBER
Rule 63. Application for the use of the Chamber of the
House of Representatives shall be made to and decided upon
by the Committee on Rules and Calendar, subject to the
approval of the Speaker.
COMMITTEES
Rule 64. The following Standing Committees of the House
of Representatives shall be appointed by the Speaker at the
commencement of the session of the Legislature, 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 Census and Apportionment
Committee on Cities and Towns
Committee on Citrus Fruits
Committee on Claims and State Pensions
Committee on Commerce and Reciprocal Trade
Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Committee on County Officials and County Organizations
Committee on Drainage and Water Conservation
Committee on Education "A"
Committee on Education "B"
Committee on Elections
Committee on Engrossed Bills
Committee on Enrolled Bills
Committee on Finance and Taxation
Committee on Fish and Game
Committee on Forestry, Lumber and Naval Stores
Committee on Hotels and Inn Keepers
Committee on Insurance
Committee on Judiciary "A"
Committee on Judiciary "B"
Committee on Judiciary "C"
Committee on Labor
Committee on Legislative Expense
Committee on Livestock
Committee on Motor Vehicles and Carriers
Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs
Committee on Oils
Committee on Personnel
Committee on Phosphate 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










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Committee on Railroads, Telegraph and Telephones
Committee on Resolutions
Committee on Rules and Calendar
Committee on Salt Water Fisheries
Committee on Social Security
Committee on State Institutions
Committee on State Marketing
Committee on State Prisons and Convicts
Committee on State Publicity
Committee on Statutory Revisions
Committee on Temperance
Committee. on Women's Rights
Committee on Workmen's Compensation
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 65. 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.
Rule 66. Bills committed to a committee of the Whole
House shall be read and debated, or amended by clauses
or sections, leaving the title or preamble to be last considered.
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 paper, 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 sections. The quorum for a Committee of the
Whole House shall be the same as for the House of Repre-
sentatives, 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 67. ENROLLING AND ENGROSSING. The Commit-
tees on Enrolled Bills and on Engrossed Bills shall report as
soon as the bills referred to them have been enrolled or en-
grossed, and all bills shall be disposed of in such committees
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 men-
tioned bills shall have precedence.
Rule 68. CUSTODY. All bills, joint resolutions or papers
relative to any business before the House of Representatives
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 69. MEETINGS. It shall be the duty of the Chair-
man of all Committees of the House of Representatives to
which any business has been referred, to cause their com-
mittees to meet daily until such business is disposed of and
reported to the House. Announcements of committee meet-
ings 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 Committee specifying
the time and place of the meeting. Committees may designate
a particular hour and place for holding their regular meet-
ings, 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 provided 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 com-
mittee 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 70. RECOMMITTING. The Chairman, or in his ab-
sence, the Vice-Chairman, shall cause to be given at least two
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be considered by a Committee, and any House bill reported
unfavorably by any committee without such notice to and
an opportunity to be heard having been given to its intro-
ducer, may be recommitted to the committee reporting the
same unfavorably. The Committee to which the bill is thus
committed shall proceed to reconsider it and shall report on
it as if originally referred. This rule shall also apply to
Senate Bills.
Rule 71. RECOMMENDATION. All matters referred to
Committees shall be reported from said committees by bill,
resolution, or otherwise, with their recommendations thereon,
within fourteen legislative days after reference, and if not
so reported without good cause shall be withdrawn and
placed on the calendar as reported without recommendation,
upon request of its introducer or some member in favor of it.
Rule 72. All reports of committees shall contain the action
of the committee upon the matter referred. The report may,
upon the request of any member of such committee, contain
a record of such members' vote and such report shall be entered
at large on the Journal.
Rule 73. 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 there-
after, shall request its reference to the calendar, when it
shall, upon a motion prevailing by a two-thirds vote of mem-
bers present, 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 report the same unfavorably, to
make such motion.
Rule 74. 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 75. 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 Ser-
geant-at-Arms of the House shall provide each of the Com-
mittees, special or standing, with the necessary blank affi-
davits, setting forth the requirements provided in said Sec-
tion 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 trustworthy person in which all visitors
and those on business before the Legislature may register
their names, profession, postoffice address ,and purpose of
visit. In addition to the requirements of the said statute
any person appearing before a committee or discussing with
a member of the House, matters in support of, or in opposi-
tion to, any pending measure may be compelled by the Com-
mittee on Rules to furnish information whether he appears
as a paid representative or not and if a paid representative
to disclose the party or parties he is representing.
CHIEF CLERK
DUTIES AND POWERS
Rule 76. There shall be a Chief Clerk whose duty it shall
be, with the help of his assistants, to keep a careful record
of all proceeding of the House of Representatives and cause
them to be printed in the Journal. All questions of order
and decisions thereon shall be noted and recorded in the
Journal. The Chief Clerk shall sign all bills, acts and reso-
lutions passed by the House, together with all writs, orders
and process emanating therefrom. He shall perform all
duties which have heretofore devolved 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 con-
tains a proper referendum. The assistant clerks shall be
under his direction. He shall not permit local bills unac-
companied by proof of publication of notice or not contain-
ing 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.
Rule 77. The Chief Clerk-shall cause to be printed the daily
calendar of the House of Representatives, and shall divide










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the same into three separate parts with appropriate 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 heading 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 ar-
ranged so as to show (1) those on third reading; (2) those on
second reading. The committee to which such bill or reso-
lution was referred, together with the report of same, shall
be stated under the title of each bill.
Rule 78. Messages shall be transmitted to the Governor
or the Senate by the Clerk.
Rule 79. 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 prepare
an index upon forms to be furnished by the Attorney Gen-
eral; such index shall be plainly written or typed, and such
Journal shall be the official one of the House of Represen-
tatives. The Chief Clerk shall have thirty days after the
House adjourns for completing the index, which shall be
filed for approval with the Attorney General. 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 80. There shall be a Sergeant-at-Arms and one or
more Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Represen-
tatives, and it shall be the duty of said officers 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 commands of the Speaker
and of the House, and all processes issued by authority there-
of, 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 disburse the expendable materials of
the House to members of the ose of the House for their official use;
to cause to be printed daily sufficient number of Journals
and Calendars of 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, Door-
keepers, Janitors, Messengers, and Journal Clerks of the
House; to have general charge of the gallery of the House
provided for the public and maintain order therein; to pro-
vide drinking water for the comfort of members of the House
and ice for same when necessary: to make requisition 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 ordered, 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 pro-
vided 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. The Committee on Legislative Expense
shall have supervision over the work of the Sergeant-at-
Arms.
THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE
Rule 81. The courtesy of the floor of the House shall be
extended only to former members of the House of Represen-
tatives and members of the Senate and the wife of any such
Representative or Senator, the Governor and his wife, heads
of administrative departments, Justices of the Supreme Court,
one accredited representative of each of the newspapers of
the State, and news associations, a nd attaches of the House
and Senate, while on business connected with their duties,
shall be allowed the courtesy of the floor of the House, but
the Speaker or presiding 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 interposed 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, except that when the House is not in session ingress
and egress by way of the aisles of the House Chamber shall
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No lobbying shall be permitted on the floor of the House.
When the House is not in session the use of the floor of the
House is reserved for the members for work, conference, cor-
respondence, etc., and the doorkeepers 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 82. House employees and attaches shall perform the
duties allotted to them by custom or rule of the House or
by order of the Speaker. The Enrolling Clerk shall be the
head of all employees in the Enrolling Department and shall
have supervision of same under the Committee on Enrolled
Bills. The Engrossing Clerk shall be the head of all em-
ployees working in the Engrossing Department 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 sten-
ographers not specially 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
requisition of the Chairman or acting Chairman of any House
SCommittee, 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 observe the same
hours of employment as regular capitol employees, provided,
that any committee may require a stenographer to attend
its meetings at any time. House stenographers may be re-
quired to write letters for members of the House when same
does not interfere with their doing the official work of the
House which has been allotted to them.
Rule 83. No attache of the House shall, directly or in-
directly, interest or concern himself or herself with the pas-
sage 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 dismissal.
Rule 84. Any bonus to be paid any attache or any em-
ployee shall be agreed upon by the Speaker and by the Chair-
man of the Committee on Legislative Expense. Unanimous
consent shall be required to waive this rule.
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 forth-
with to their respective houses.
Rule 4. After examination and report, each bill and joint
resolution shall be submitted to the introducer for his inspec-
tion and thereafter shall be signed in the respective houses,
first by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and
the Clerk thereof, then by the President 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 en-
dorsed on the back thereof, certifying in which house the
same originated, which endorsement shall be signed by the
Secretary or Clerk as the case may be, of the house in which
it did originate, entered on the Journal of each house. The
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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, examined
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 resolu-
tion in either house, to which the concurrence of the other
may be necessary (except a question of adjournment) shall
receive two readings, which (unless two-thirds of the mem-
bers present decide otherwise) shall be upon two different
days; and the Clerk upon the proceeding thereto shall an-
nounce whether the same to be 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 re-
spectively 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 dif-
ferent 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 passing the same to the other
in like manner to that prescribed in joint rule number eight
for concurrent resolutions.
Mr. Simpson moved the adoption of the Report of the
Committee on Rules & Calendar in full. Which was agreed
to and the Report of the Committee on Rules & Calendar was
adopted in full.
Mr. Clement moved that the House do now adjourn to
convene at 2:45 P. M.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 1:11 P. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 2:45 P. M.
AFTERNOON SESSION
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2:45 P. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered



to their names
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews,
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Crews
Curtis



Darby
Davis
Delegal
Dowda
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe



Lanier
Leedy
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
MacGowan
McKendree
McKenzie
McMullen
MacWilliam
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Pooser



Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



A quorum of the House of Representatives present.
The following communication was received and read:
OFFICE OF THE
ATTORNEY GENERAL
STATE OF FLORIDA
TALLAHASSEE
April 3, 1945.
Hon. Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House,
Capitol.
My dear Mr. Speaker:
I would appreciate it if you will have this letter read to the
House membership in session as soon after the opening of your



11



1945 Session as may be convenient, and, if in order, print it
in the Journal of your proceedings.
I would like the Members of the House of Representatives
to know that the facilities of the Attorney General's office are
available to them for the drafting of bills, and in all other
respects consistent with ability and time, but in doing this it
is hoped that no accrediting of responsibility in any way or
form regarding any legislation proposed in any of such bills
will be placed or felt to exist in any way for such bills so
drawn by me or members of my staff, except, of course, for
the proper preparation and draftsmanship of the acts drawn
by us. Neither I nor any of my assistants will express any
opinion in drafting such proposed legislation as to the justice,
wisdom or policy thereof, nor will we express any opinion as
to the constitutionality of any laws which we draw for legis-
lative members. Under Section 16.01, Florida Statutes, 1941,
the legislature may by resolution request any service desired
by it of the Attorney General, and I am construing this to
mean by independent resolution of either House, including
his opinion as to the constitutional validity of any existing
law or proposed legislation, and should my services under
any such resolution be requested, it will be readily and prompt-
ly furnished.
I wish each Member of the House to feel assured of my
own willingness and each Assistant Attorney General, to be
of all possible assistance to him in the discharge of his im-
portant duties as a Member of the House of Representatives,
and also that each of the Members of your body will feel free
to avail themselves of this willingness as the occasion therefore
may present.
Very respectfully,
J. TOM WATSON,
Attorney General.

Mr. Jenkins moved that the letter from Attorney General
Watson be printed in the Journal for the information of the
House.

Which was agreed to.

Mr. Crews moved that the Attorney General be extended
thanks from the House for his offer of assistance in drawing
up Bills.
Which was agreed to.
The hour of 3:00 P. M. having arrived, members of the
Senate appeared at the bar of the House and were given
seats. Thereupon, the Honorable Walter Rose, President of
the Senate, took the Chair. The roll of the House was called
by the Chief Clerk of the House and the following members
answered to their names:



Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Crews
Curtis



Darby
Davis
Delegal
Dowda
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe



Lanier
Leedy
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
MacGowan
McKendree
McKenzie
McMullen
MacWilliam
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Pooser



.Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



A quorum present.
The roll of the members of the Senate was called by the
Secretary of the Senate, and the following members answered
to their names:



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Carroll
Clarke
Coleman 13th
Coleman 28th
Davis
Fraser 29th
Fraser 31st
Gray
Griner
Johns



Johnson
King 7th
King 27th
Lewis
Lindler
Mathews
McArthur
McKenzie
Moon
Perdue



Riddle
Sanchez
Shands
Sheldon
Sturgis
Thomas
Wilson



A quorum of the Senate present.

Mr. Simpson 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 notify His Excellency,
Governor Millard Caldwell, 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 Senators
Wilsoh and Barringer on the part of the Senate and Messrs.
Simpson, Papy and Clement on the part of the House, who
retired to perform their mission. The committee reappeared
at the bar of the joint session escorting His Excellency, Gov-
ernor Millard Caldwell, and his Cabinet.
After being introduced by the President, Governor Caldwell
addressed the joint session as follows:
Mr. President Rose, Mr. Speaker Crary,
Members of the Senate and House of Representatives:

In compliance with the requirement of the Constituion that
the governor communicate to the LegislatUre information con-
cerning the condition of the State and recommend such meas-
ures as he may deem expedient, I am at once discharging that
duty and availing myself of a valued privilege.
Two circumstances impart to the 1945 session of the Florida
Legislature uncommon obligations: You convene at the close
of our first century of statehood charged with the responsi-
bility of establishing a firm foundation for the second century
of growth in Florida; you convene in a period of world com-
flict with responsibility to plan wisely for the transition from
war to peacetime conditions.
Behind us is a record of worthwhile accomplishment in Flor-
ida-a record which challenges us to put forth our best efforts
to the end that Florida's progress be both sound and rapid.
Although our every resource is and must be devoted to the
winning of the war, it is our task, in this session, to anticipate
its end and take steps to meet the economic shock incident
to the closing of war industries and the returning of our vet-
erans to civil life. With the knowledge that what we accom-
plish or fail to accomplish will have a material bearing upon
the welfare of our people and the future of our State, we can
do no less than our best.
I shall recommend in this message measures designed to
strengthen our government and promote the welfare of the
State. In our institutions and enterprises we have a firm and
solid foundation. Constructive statesmanship will reflect last-
ing credit upon those who are here assembled, privileged and
empowered to direct the destinies of the State. Working to-
gether, we can and will so build that we may be justly proud
of our efforts and that those who follow us will approve the
fruit of our labor.
NEW FIELDS
Certain needs long apparent in the new fields of petroleum
and minerals, water control and State advertising demand our
attention. I shall discuss these, problems with you and urge
your careful consideration and approval of appropriate means
to attain the desired ends.
Petroleum And Minerals-The discovery of oil in Florida
brings us face to face with the probability that a commer-
cially profitable industry may be developed in the State. Con-
vinced that such new industry will require thoughtful plan-
ning and regulation, I appointed a committee to make a thor-
ough study of the subject. That group considered the laws
and regulations of other oil producing states and heard the
views of those interested in the matter. The report, covering
all phases of exploration and development, was painstakingly



Mr. President
Ausley
Barringer
Baynard
Beacham
Black
Boyle
Brackin
Branch
Bryant



prepared and, if enacted into law, will adequately safeguard
our interests. The exploration for and the development of
our petroleum resources should be encouraged. Unfair, dis-
criminatory and burdensome regulation should be avoided.
I recommend the passage, in this session, of appropriate leg-
islation.
It is not necessary at this time to create a new agency to
administer these affairs. The existing State Board of Conser-
vation should be authorized to administer the Act, affording
protection against the waste and misuse of this natural re-
source, protecting the rights of property owners and the pub-
lic generally, preventing damage to surrounding lands, water-
ways and beaches, fish and game, and the surface and sub-
surface fresh water supply.
Water Control-Evidence is apparent that an unsatisfactory
and dangerous condition exists in the utilization of Florida's
water supply, an essential resource, vital to every phase of
agriculture, industry, municipalities, and the well-being of our
citizens and visitors.
We know from experience that water control is not and can-
not be strictly a local matter. Too often what is done in one
area adversely affects other areas. One unsound drainage
operation may at the same time result in lowering the water
.table in the lands above the project, in flooding productive
lands below it and in diminishing the source of supply for
cities and industries located at some distance. We can no
longer afford to neglect a problem of such importance to the
State.
A committee of citizens and Legislators has conducted a de-
tailed examination of the question, studying the laws of other
states and testing them in the light of Florida's needs, and
is prepared to submit to you a report of its findings.
I recommend that you approve an Act to provide wise and
effective means to prevent the waste of our water resources,
to maintain necessary water levels in natural and artificial
reservoirs, to prevent erosion, contamination and pollution of
water sources. Full consideration should be given the water
requirements of forestry, parks and wildlife, agriculture, in-
dustry and the municipalities.
The problem is of such importance and scope and requires
for its administration such specialized knowledge and atten-
tion that no existing agency is equipped to deal with it ef-
fectively. I recommend, therefore, the establishment of an
independent authority charged with the responsibility of
safeguarding this essential natural resource.
Advertising-The need for a State program to enable Florida
to meet the competition of states and nations which are ad-
vertising and conducting aggressive campaigns for industry,
tourists and new residents has long been recognized and
should be authorized at this session.
Advertising is a modern business method and, properly
administered, is an investment rather than an expense. Sev-
eral of our municipalities, industries and private interests
have been advertising profitably for years. There is grow-
ing need for a State advertising fund to be spent intelligently
in the promotion of Florida's assets, coordinating and sup-
plementing the other efforts in this field. We must insure
employment and payrolls for the benefit of returning vet-
'erans, released war workers and our people generally. To
accomplish that we must have more business. To get more
business we must advertise and go after it in a realistic, com-
mon-sense way.
The committee, including Members of the House and Sen-
ate, appointed to study this subject has submitted its report
recommending an annual appropriation of $1,000,000 to be
spent under the direction of a commission composed of cabi-
net officers and private citizens.
I endorse and recommend the proposal as one wise and
businesslike approach to our postwar economic problem.
Recognition-The Legislators and citizens who have served
on the committees appointed to study these and other ques-
tions, have labored hard and well and I wish to express my
-sincere appreciation of their conscientious, public spirited
service.
EDUCATION
Of prime importance to the State is the improvement of
our system of education. The future of Florida will be a
reflection of the training given the youth of today. We owe
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The school system now labors under two severe handi-
caps--the first, insufficient funds and, the second, a shortage
of qualified teachers coupled with inadequate courses of
study and methods of instruction.
Many teachers have continued unselfishly and at personal
sacrifice in the school system, assuming and carrying a heavy
burden. I commend them unstintingly and express the hope
that we may come to their relief with a deserved increase
in compensation, additional qualified instructors and better
teaching conditions. I recommend an appropriation of $200
per instructional unit for additional payment to them for
their services in the shcool year 1944-45 at a cost of $3,057.-
000.
A committee of Legislators and citizens appointed to make
a study of the school system has devoted much time, thought
and effort to the subject and has submitted for your con-
sideration a report and recommendations.
The first step in any program to improve school conditions
in this State, and one I trust the Legislature will make its
first order of business, is the increasing of State aid by the
sum of $250 for each instructional unit, to be apportioned,
$200 to each instructional unit in the State and $50 to pro-
vide minimum educational opportunities in counties with
limited financial resources. Prerequisites for participation in
this fund should include, supervision of classroom teaching
and procedure, a full nine-months school term, and local
support consistent with ability.
Legislative approval of the increase referred to will entail
an additional annual appropriation of $3,900,000. To add
necessary administrative units and reduce the teacher load,
there should also be a 10 per cent increase in units which
will require an additional appropriation of $1,400,000. I rec-
ommend your early approval of these proposals.
The Citizens Committee has recommended certain other
steps designed to improve the standards of public education,
all of which I trust will have your thoughtful consideration
after the financial program for the schools has been disposed
of. Attention should be given the subjects of vocational
training, adult education, special training for war veterans
and the prevention of juvenile delinquency.
I should like to see the Florida Citizens Committee on Edu-
cation continue its work, devoting its attention next to the
questions of how to improve the quality of teaching personnel,
the courses of study and the methods of teaching.

PARKS AND FORESTS
Florida possesses a great asset in its State parks and monu-
ments which should be developed and made available to the
public. They will contribute much to the tourist business
and the recreation of our citizens. The Everglades National
Park project has tremendous potential value and we should
devote well directed efforts to its achievement.
Steady progress has been made in recent years in the con-
servation of our timber supply but much remains to be done.
Vast areas of forest lands remain barren and neglected.
Modern methods of fire protection and reforestation are
available to but a small percentage of Florida acreage which
is or can be made productive. I recommend a broadened
program of reforestation financed by a reasonable production
tax on forest products. If such course is followed and the
revenue plowed back into the industry by means of an ef-
fective reforestation program, we may safely anticipate a
material increase in the Income of the people from forests
and forest products.
AGRICULTURE
The State Government should maintain a consistently help-
ful and cooperative attitude toward all phases of agricul-
ture. I do not at this time have specific recommendations to
make in this connection, but I commend to your careful at-
tention the proposals presented by those close to and vitally
concerned with this essential phase of our economic life.
FISH AND GAME
Game and fresh water fish provide profitable recreation
for our citizens and attract to the State substantial visitors.
Our great commercial fishing, seafood and sponge industries
provide employment for many of our people and add ma-
terially to our wealth. We have made a fair start toward
the conservation of these resources but much more remains
to be done if the people of Florida are to enjoy permanently
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AVIATION
Florida occupies an enviable position as the World faces
a prospect of tremendous expansion in commercial aviation.
The end of the war will divert into civilian channels many
of the great facilities developed for aircraft production and
use. Because of our climate, topography and geographical
location, we have an exceptional opportunity to participate
in the benefits that will flow from the development of air
travel.
It is my suggestion that the aviation industry be not hamp-
ered by unnecessary restrictions, regulations or burdens. It is
in its infancy and we lack knowledge of its potential trends
and growth. It would be unwise to guess at conditions which
may arise quickly and without warning as aviation reaches
maturity. Our purpose should be to encourage all legitimate
activities in this field.
HIGHWAYS
The Florida State road system is in need of improvement
and expansion. The State Road Department has on hand
a balance of funds unexpended during the war because of
shortages in materials and manpower. Wisely used, this
balance will provide both a better system of roads and a
cushion against unemployment in the post war years.
I caution against the diversion of any of the funds allo-
cated to the Road Department. Those funds will be needed
for the repair, improvement and expansion of our highway
system following the war and any diversion may jeopardize
our participation in Federal funds.
POST WAR CONSTRUCTION
At the end of the war the Federal Government will prob-
ably make available to the states, counties and municipali-
ties funds derived from taxation of the people generally, of
which Floridians will pay their proportionate share. It is
the part of wisdom to be prepared to take advantage of these
funds where their use will at the same time provide needed
public facilities and increase employment opportunities for
veterans and released war workers.
To enable the State to act quickly and effectively in re-
spect to postwar projects I recommend that the Act creating
the Florida State Improvement Commission be amended to
enable it to function smoothly and effectively on any proper
postwar construction program.
I also recommend that any surplus funds which may ac-
cumulate by reason of resumption of racing or any other
"windfall" be set aside and made available for postwar
construction.
A certain source of revenue for postwar construction by
the State would greatly improve our position and enable us
to face the shock of peacetime readjustments with greater
confidence. The Legislature may wish to consider, for this
purpose, a special tax levied for one year only, and designed
to raise a substantial amount for matching Federal aid to
provide needed facilities and employment in Florida.
STATE INSTITUTIONS
Most of the State's institutions are overcrowded and handi-
capped by lack of funds and facilities. A building program
covering the needs of the State is submitted to the Legisla-
ture for its consideration. I recommend that appropriate
authority be extended for the execution of that program as
funds, materials and labor are made available. I suggest
the need for authority, vested in some appropriate agency,
probably the Florida State Improvement Commission, to
negotiate with the Federal government in the acquisition,
for State and local use, of Federal surplus properties.
Provision shall be made for an industrial school for Negro
girls and a prison for women. The capacities of the Industrial
School for Boys, the State Hospital, the Farm Colony and
the School for the Deaf and Blind should be increased.
The University of Florida will be confronted at the close
of the war with a peculiar problem of readjustment. During
the war period, while many of our young men have been in the
armed services, facilities of the University have been used
for military training purposes. At the end of the war that
institution will be called upon to absorb the major share of
the Florida veterans who wish to resume their education.
Benefits granted under Federal legislation will greatly in-
crease the number of veterans who will wish to attend the
University and we may anticipate a severe strain upon its
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reach the point where the State can, under the law, take
possession of the Ringling Museum and art properties, in
which case we shall be confronted with the serious prob-
lem of maintaining and caring for many valuable paintings
and rare objects of art. We are advised that some of the
paintings will suffer irreparably unless carefully restored at
an early date. I suggest the wisdom of making available
a reasonable contingent appropriation of funds to be expended
for that purpose when possession of these properties is ac-
quired by the State.
HEALTH AND WELFARE
I commend to your earnest and careful consideration recom-
mendations which will be made to you by groups of citizens
interested in safeguarding the welfare of children and youth
and in improving public health and safety.
OLD AGE ASSISTANCE
Loss of revenue from the horse tracks was felt most acutely
by the Old Age Assistance program. A majority of your
membership has indicated a willingness to approve a deficiency
appropriation of approximately $600,000 early in this session
to permit payments through this fiscal year. The Old Age
Assistance program was financed this year by the appropria-
tion of $3,400,000 from the beverage tax, by the use of the
unexpended balance of $1,500,000, left over from the last
fiscal year, by a drain on the General Fund of $2,000,000,
and by the anticipation of the deficiency appropriation above
referred to.
For the next fiscal year, we shall have no unexpended
balance and there will be no legislative session to provide
a deficiency appropriation. It will be necessary, if we are
to pay maximum amounts based on estimated need, which
I recommend, to appropriate annually in addition to the $3,-
400,000 from beverage taxes, approximately $4,600,000. An
increase in case load for aid to Dependent Children will re-
quire an additional $325,000 a year.
STATE FINANCES
The current financial condition of the State is good: That
is to say, current bills are being paid promptly and there is
money on hand with which to meet payrolls and pay for
supplies as they are purchased. The temporary cash balance
in the General Revenue Fund has suffered since the first
of the year because of demands made upon it following the
loss of revenue from the race tracks. It should be pointed
out that the cash balance was built up by unexpectedly high
revenue returns occasioned by the rapid wartime growth in
Florida's industry and population.
There is need for the expansion of certain State services.
The Budget Commission spent long hours studying the re-
quirements of the several departments and institutions. We
recognized merit in the requests but were unable to stretch
the funds available to cover them. As the population of the
State grows, the load carried by the several departments
and institutions becomes heavier.
Loss of revenue from racing has fallen heavily upon the
General Fund. We cannot wisely regard the cash balance
remaining as more than safe working capital and some slight
insurance against the shock certain to come at the end of
the war in the forms of increased demands and curtailed
revenues.
Revenue Needs-Revenue will be required to defray the
cost of expanded State services as follows: for increasing the
State's contribution to the public school system $5,300,000;
for the 1944-45 school fund increase, $3,057,000; for necessary
operation of the State departments and institutions, $1,500,-
000; for State advertising, $1,000,000; for the Old Age As-
sistance fund, $4,600,000; for aid to Dependent Children,
$325,000; or an increase of $15,782,000 for the 1945-46 fiscal
year and $12,725,000 for 1946-47-a total increase for the
biennium of $28,507,000. The enumerated objectives can be
accomplished only if provision is made for their costs.
Revenue Sources-The raising of more revenue is never a
pleasant task. When the alternative, however, is to neglect
essential service and fail in our responsibility, we can follow
no other course.
The following revenue Laws automatically terminate and
should be re-enacted at this session: the one-cent or seventh
cent tax on gasoline which goes to Schools and the General
Fund; the tax on cigarettes; the levy of the extra five per cent
on wagers at the horse tracks.
The extra five per cent levy on wagers and the state absorp-
tion of odd-cents breaks, both heretofore applicable only to
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jai alai. Consideration should also be given to the length of
the dog track racing season, inasmuch as the present provision
automatically expires.
It is my recommendation that, in re-enacting the tax on
cigarettes, the rate be increased from 3-cents to 4-cents a
package. This increase in tax rate would produce, on the
present volume of sales, something less than $2,000,000 a year
extra.
An increase in the tax on beer from the present rates to
3-cents a 12-ounce bottle and proportionate increases on quart-
bottle and draft beer should bring in about $6,000,000 more
annually.
An increase in the utility tax rate to 10 per cent of gross
receipts with a provision subjecting liquified gas to the tax,
should produce about $6,000,000 a year in added revenue.
The increases in the cigarette, beer and utility taxes should
produce an additional $13,000,000 to $14,000,000 annually and
give us fairly reasonable assurance that the additional income,
supplemented by cash balances, will cover the amount,
$28,507,000, needed for the biennium to accomplish the pur-
poses enumerated.
Two other revenue measures should have attention:
The Statute authorizing certain coin operated amusement
devices, which, in effect, are thinly disguised slot machines,
should be repealed.
The premium tax on insurance should be amended, in the
light of a recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United
States, to eliminate the discriminatory tax differentials be-
tween domestic and out-of-State insurance companies.
Budgeting, Purchasing and Auditing-The mere raising of
additional revenue will not permanently solve the fiscal prob-
lems of the State. In the interests of efficiency and economy
an improved system of budgeting the State's needs, of purchas-
ing its supplies and of auditing its accounts should be estab-
lished.
The State Budget Commission is able neither to exercise
intelligent financial control nor properly to prepare a budget
without information upon which sound recommendations
may be based. The necessary machinery and personnel is not
now available to the Commission.
Adequate management of State finance cannot be achieved
until appropriations are made the subject of constant review
by the budget making authority. The Budget Commission
now submits recommendations touching only an insignificant
portion of the total outlay since continuing appropriations
constitute by far the major part. The State Budget Commis-
sion should have authority to subject all appropriations to
its scrutiny and prevent the expenditure of funds deemed
unnecessary in the light of the State's financial condition.
Most effective financial control may require the consolida-
tion in one division of the functions of budget director, State
auditor and purchasing agent. Such consolidation would avoid
the creation of new agencies. Since there is a definite rela-
tionship between the functions referred to, there is reason
to believe that one organization, properly staffed and equipped,
can effectively safeguard the interests of the State.
I recommend the approval of a Statute authorizing the em-
ployment of a budget director and a State purchasing agent
with the authority to consolidate one or more of the offices
with that of the State audtior. Broad discretion should be
permitted under the Statute to determine the type of or-
ganization, the necessary personnel and the scope of the
duties to be performed. We should be able to determine,
within the next two years, what type of organization is best
fitted for the work and what specific legislative requirements
and restrictions should be imposed upon it.
It would also promote more businesslike handling of State
funds if all such funds were deposited in the State Treasury
and expended on Comptroller's warrants. I recommend that
the practice of maintaining separate bank accounts by the
so-called independent or self-sustaining agencies be discon-
tinued.
Cost of Government-An intelligent discussion of the State's
budget presupposes a knowledge of the pertinent facts. We
have experienced a steady increase over the years in the cost
of State Government, both in total amount and upon a per
capital basis. Suggestions have often been made that the
multiplied per capital cost of government should be cut back
to the per capital outlay of some former time. To clarify
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The total State outlay has increased in the last decade by
160%. For the same period, the population increase was 46%.
The obvious conclusion is that an increase of more than 46%
is not to be justified but that conclusion ignores, first, the
fact that the purchasing power of the dollar has decreased
and, second, the more important fact that the cost of general
government has increased in that decade by only 21%. The
State is spending less per capital, therefore, for general gov-
ernnent than it did in 1935 but, on the other hand, the State's
outlay for welfare was 585% and the cost of State aid to
local governments, 205% more than the figures of 10 years
before.
While, mathematically speaking, it might be a simple thing
to reduce total State expenditures to the per capital basis
which prevailed one, two or five decades ago, it might not be
so simple to abandon State support of the public schools,
State support of County road bonds and State road construc-
tion, State contribution to old age assistance, dependent chil-
dren and the blind, or State administration of unemployment
compensation affairs.
To eliminate those functions would reduce the cost of gov-
ernment enormously. For example, the schools now require
twelve million dollars and there is a widespread demand for
an increase to eighteen million dollars annually. The county
road bonds cost the State approximately seven million dol-
lars each year. Old age assistance and care for dependent
children and the blind cost in the neighborhood of nine mil-
lion dollars. Additional millions go to the construction of State
roads. The Industrial Commission holds the State's largest
fund of fifty million dollars for unemployment compensation.
The cost of general government is now in the neighborhood
of three and one-half million dollars as compared with a
figure just under three million dollars a decade ago.
All of this suggests that, when a reduction in the cost of gov-
ernment is proposed, it should be specific in naming the func-
tions to be reduced or eliminated.
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Florida's governmental system includes some obsolescent
machinery established in the days when roads were bad and
transportation and communication, slow. As these agencies
of government lose their usefulness it is no longer wise to
continue them and the consequent confusion and expense.
I recommend that the Legislature weigh carefully the cur-
rent need of the several State, county and local governmental
agencies, including the Justice of the Peace and school dis-
tricts, and take steps to abolish such as have ceased to pro-
vide real and tangible service to the people. This stop will be
in harmony with the State's desire to simplify government
and limit the expenditure of public funds to necessary func-
tions.
LEGISLATIVE REAPPORTIONMENT
The Constitution of Florida requires the legislative session
of 1945 to reapportion the representation in the House of Rep-
resentatives and in the Senate. I recommend a careful study
of this problem to the end that the letter and spirit of the
organic law be observed.
CONCLUSION
In the discharge of your duties, I hope the members of the
Legislature will feel free to consult with me whenever my serv-
ices may be helpful. The facilities of the departments and
agencies under my control are at your disposal and I trust
you will make full use of them. I am sure the constitutional
State officers join me in wishing to extend every courtesy and
cooperation in your work. We all have the same objectives
and are working together for the best interests of the State.
I have every confidence in your sound judgment and ability
and in your unselfish desire to serve the people of Florida. It
is my sincere wish that this session of the Legislature be cred-
ited with having laid the foundations for worthwhile progress.
That wish, I am sure, will be amply fulfilled.
The Committee composed of Senators Wilson and Barringer
on the part of the Senate and Messrs. Simpson, Papy and
Clement on the part of the House escorted the Governor from
the rostrum.
THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE IN THE CHAIR
The President of the Senate announced that the joint ses-
sion would dissolve and the Senate resume its session in the
Senate Chamber.
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 4:07 P. M.



The roll was
their names:
Mr. Speaker
Messrs.
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker (Miss)
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Crews
Curtis



called and the following members answered to



Darby
Davis
Delegal
Dowda
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe
Lanier



Leedy
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
MacGowan
McKendree
McKenzie
McMullen
MacWilliam
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Pooser
Poston
Ray



Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



A quorum present.
The following telegram was received and read:
Boston, Mass.,
April 2, 1945.
Honorable Evans Crary, Speaker,
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla.
Regret exceedingly impossible to attend opening of Legisla-
ture awaiting approval from War Department, Washington,
for leave. Hoping to receive approval soon. Wishing you a
successful and happy reign at the helm and with best regards
to the gentlemen and Lady of the House.
PVT. IRA J. CARTER, JR.,
Army Base, Boston.
The Speaker announced that, due to illness, Honorable Neil
McMullen was absent from the morning session of the House
and that Mr. Justice Thomas of the Supreme Court would now
administer the oath of office. Thereupon the oath of office
was administered.
The Speaker announced the appointment of the following
standing committees:
COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE
Getzen, J. C. Jr., Chairman; Lambe, John E., Vice-Chair-
man; Amos, J. S., Barber, L. L., Barnhill, H. C., Beasley,
Thomas D., Burnsed, B. R., Carswell, Cecil, Davis, Amos H.,
Fuqua, J. Ben, Gilmore, Harold L., Hancock, W. E., Mann, L.
B., McAlpin, J. W., Melton, Holmes, Jr., Peeples, J. H., Jr.,
Saunders, D. H., Simpson, Richard H., Stirling, Frank, Wil-
liams, J. J.
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
Clement, Archie, Chairman; Jenkins, Joe C., Vice-Chair-
man; Beasley, Thomas D., Bollinger, John E., Carraway, Wil-
son, Clark, C. L., Cobb, Tyn, Jr., Davis, Amos H., Dowda,
Thomas B., Floyd, Bourke, Holland, Forace F., Jernigan, Webb
C., Lambe, John E., Lanier, C. E., MacWilliam, Alex, McMullen,
Neil C., Morgan, Fletcher, Peters, C. W., Shepperd, Charles E.,
Turner, J. H., Smith, Lisle W.
COMMITTEE ON AVIATION
Nilsson, Goodwin M., Chairman; Oelkers, Richard, Jr., Vice-
Chairman; Cook, H. T., Darby, A. Morley, Ferran, C. H.,
Hardin, James L., MacGowan, K. A., McMullen, Neil C.,
Midyette; Payne H., Morgan, Fletcher, Papy, B. C., Roberts,
Roy F., Taylor, C. H.
COMMITTEE ON BANKS AND LOANS
Stewart, Elbert L., Chairman; Scales, J. H., Vice-Chairman;
Bronson, Irlo, Crews, P. Guy, Getzen, J. C., Jr., Holland,
Horace F., Jenkins, Joe C., Johnson, D. M., Kelly, H. B., Mc-
Donald, Harry G., Midyette, Payne H., Nilsson, Goodwin M.,
Papy, B. C., Peavy, Otis R., Simpson, Richard H., Smith, Lisle
W., Turner, J. H.



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COMMITTEE ON BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS
Jenkins, Joe C., Chairman; Sellar, Tim, Vice-Chairman;
Andrews, G. Fred, Bedenbaugh, F. W., Carraway, Wilson,
Crews, P. Guy, Dowda, Thomas B. Okell, George S., Walker,
Walter G.
COMMITTEE ON CENSUS AND APPORTIONMENT
McKendree, Leonard, Chairman; Holland, B. E., Vice-Chair-
man; Bollinger, John E., Burwell, John S., Gilmore, Harold L.,
Holland, Forace F., MacGowan, K. A., Mann, L. B., Wotitzky,
Leo, Yeomans, L. C.
COMMITTEE ON CITIES AND TOWNS
McDonald, Harry G., Chairman; MacWilliam, Alex, Vice-
Chairman; Baker, Mary Lou, Bollinger, John E., Clement, Ar-
chie, Crews, P. Guy, Delegal, T. A., Fuqua, J. Ben, Hancock,
W. E., Hendley, J. A., Midyette, Payne H., Peters, C. W., Shep-
perd, Charles E., Simpson,, Richard H. Rivers, Thomas J.
COMMITTEE ON CITRUS FRUITS
Smith, Lisle W., Chairman; Saunders, D. H., Vice-Chair-
man; Bronson, Irlo, Clement, Archie, Cobb, Tyn, Jr., Curtis,
Carl, Ferran, C. Harold, Ingraham, J. Morgan, Lanier, C. E.,
MacWilliam, Alex, Mann, L. B., Roberts, Roy F., Stirling,
Frank, Taylor, C. H., Middleton, W. S.
COMMITTEE ON CLAIMS AND STATE PENSIONS
Scales, J. H., Chairman; McKenzie, D. P., Vice-Chairman;
Clark, C. L., Jernigan, Webb C., Midyette, Payne H., Morgan,
Fletcher, Nesmith, George, oston, James E., Smith, Lisle W.,
Shepperd,- Charles E., Stewart, Elbert L., Wilson, C. C.
COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND RECIPROCAL TRADE
Hancock, W. E., Chairman; Darby, A. Morley, Vice-Chair-
man; Collins, Jerry, Crews, P. Guy, Dowda, Thomas B., Gil-
more, Harold L., Hendry, W. J., Midyette, Payne H., Mac-
William, Alex, McDonald, Harry G., Nilsson, Goodwin M.,
.Oelkers, Richard, Jr., Smith, M. B.
COMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
Dowda, Thomas B., Chairman; Hendley, J. A., Vice-Chair-
man; Burwell, John S., Carraway, Wilson, Floyd, Bourke,
Harris, S. Henry, Jenkins, Joe C., Leedy, L. C., Murray, Perry
E., Okell, George S., Papy, B. C., Ray, William J., Scales, J.
H., Simpson, Richard H., Walker, Walter G.
COMMITTEE ON COUNTY OFFICIALS AND COUNTY
ORGANIZATIONS
Bollinger, John E., Chairman; Gilmore, Harold L., Vice-
Chairman; Amos, J. S., Barnhill, H. C., Bedenbaugh, F. W.,
Burnsed, B. R., Carswell, Cecil, Carter, Ira J., Jr.; Harrell,
Jack, Hendley, J: A., Holland, B. E., Jernigan, Webb C., Mid-
dleton, W. S., Pooser, W., Wilson, C. C., Yeomans, L. C., Barber,
L. L., Oelkers, Richard, Jr.

COMMITTEE ON DRAINAGE AND WATER
CONSERVATION
Peeples, J. H., Jr., Chairman; Elliott, B., Vice-Chairman;
Bronson, Irlo, Cobb, Tyn, Jr., Ferran, C. Harold, Hardin, James
L, o ., Holland, B. E., Jernigan, Webb C., Kelly, H. B., McKendree,
Leonard, Okell, Geo. S., Papy, B. C., Peters, C. W., Roberts,
Roy F., Saunders, D. H., Smith, M. B., Stewart, Elbert L.,
Stirling, Frank, Walker, Walter G., Wotitzky, Leo.

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION A
Burwell, John S., Chairman; Baker, Mary Lou, Vice-Chair-
man; Beasley, Thomas D., Bollinger, John E., Burnsed, B; R.,
Carraway, Wilson, Clark, C. L., Collings, Jerry, Crews, P. Guy,
Davis, Amos H., Delegal, T. A., Getzen, J. C., Jr., Holland,
Horace F., Murray, Perry E., McMullen, Neil C., Peters, C. W.,
Saunders, D. H., Williams, J. J.
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION B
Wotitzky, Leo., Chairman; Morgan, Fletcher, Vice-Chair-
man; Carter, Ira J., Jr., Curtis, Carl, Elliott, B,B Hardin, James
L., Harris, S. Henry, Holland, B. E., Jenkins, Joe C., Jernigan,
Webb C., Lambe, John E., Midyette, Payne H., McAlpin, J. W.,
Oelkers, Richard, Jr., Poston, James E., Stewart, W. W., Wal-
ker, Walter G., Williams, J. J.

COMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS
Cobb, Tyn, Jr., Chairman; Pooser, W., Vice-Chairman;
Beasley, Thomas D., Carlton, Mabry A., Dowda, Thomas B.,



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Fuqua, J. Ben, Hancock, W. E., Jenkins, Joe C., MacWilliam,
Alex, McMullen, Neil C., Wilson, C. C.
COMMITTEE ON ENGROSSED BILLS
Peavy, Otis R., Chairman; Roberts, Roy F., Vice-Chairman;
Beasley, Thomas D., Pooser, W.
COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS
Middleton, W. S., Chairman; Amos, J. S., Vice-Chairman;
Hendley, J. A., Yeomans, L. C.
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE AND TAXATION
Leedy, L. C., Chairman; Simpson, Richard H., Vice-Chair-
man; Ayers, J. Min, Burwell, John S., Collins, Jerry, Cook, H.
T., Crews, P. Guy, Darby, A. Morley, Fuqua, J. Ben, Harris,
S. Henry, Kelly, H. B., McDonald, Harry G., Midyette, Payne
E., Nilsson, Goodwin M., Oelkers, Richard, Jr., Papy, B. C.,
Rivers, Thomas J., Scales, J. H., Stewart, Elbert L., Floyd,
Bourke.
COMMITTEE ON FISH AND GAME
Stewart, W. W., Chairman; Nilsson, Goodwin M., Vice-
Chairman; Bronson, Irlo, Burnsed, B. R., Burwell, John S.,
Carswell, Cecil, Kelly, H. B., Lanier, C. E., Leedy, L. C., Mc-
Kendree, Leonard, McKenzie, D. P., Melton, Holmes, Jr., Pee-
ples, J. H., Jr.J, Poston, James E., Ray, William J., Simpson,
Richard H.
COMMITTEE ON FORESTRY, LUMBER AND
NAVAL STORES
Holland, "yorace F., Chairman; Harrell, Jack, Vice-Chair-
man; Andrews, G. Fred, Barber, L. L., Barnhill, H. C. Bronson,
Irlo, Lambe, John E., McKendree, Leonard, McKenzie, D. P.,
Nesmith, George, Poston, James E., Saunders, D. H., Wain-
wright, N. D., Jr., Yeomans, L. C., Middleton, W. S.
COMMITTEE ON HOTELS AND INN KEEPERS
Kelly, H. B., Chairman; Jernigan, Webb C., Vice-Chairman;
Walker, Walter G., Ande, rews, Fred, Baskin, W. S., Carter,
Ira J., Jr., Collins, Jerry, MacWilliam, Alex, McAlpin, J. W.
COMMITTEE ON INSURANCE
Harris, S. Henry, Chairman; Midyette, Payne H., Vice-Chair-
man; Carlton, Mabry A., Cook, H. T., Curtis, Carl, Elliott, B.,
Jenkins, Joe C., Leedy, L. C., Nilsson, Goodwin M., Scales, J. H.,
Simpson, Richard H., Wainwright, N. C,. Jr. Cobb, Tyn, Jr.
COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY A
Murray, Perry E, Chairman; Ray, William J., Vice-Chair-
man; Baker, Mary Lou, Beasley, Thomas D., Bollinger, John
E., Clement, Archie, Cook, H. T., Crews, P. Guy, Dowda, P.
Guy, Fuqua, J. Ben, Getzen, J. C., Jr., Harris, S. Henry, Mc-
Donald, Harry G., Peters, C. W.
COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY B
Floyd, Bourke, Chairman; Carter, Ira J., Jr., Vice-Chair-
man; Carlton, Mabry A., Hendley, J. A., Johnson, D. M., Joh, Mc-
Mullen, Neil C., Morgan, Fletcher, Okell, George S., Rivers,
Thomas J., Sellar, Tim, Walker, Walter G.
COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY C
McMullen, Neil C., Chairman; Leedy, L. C., Vice-Chairman;
Burwell, John S., Hancock, W. E., Simpson, Richard H.
COMMITTEE ON LABOR
Johnson, D. M., Chairman; Poston, James E., Vice-Chair-
man; Ayers, J. Min, Bollinger, John E., Crews, P. Guy, Curtis,
Carl, Getzen, J. C., Jr., Hancock, W. E., Harrell, Jack, In-
graham, J. Morgan, Jenkins, Joe C., MacWilliam, Alex, Mel-
ton, Holmes, Jr., Peavy, Otis R., Pooser, W., Scales, J. H.,
Smith, M. B., Stewart, W. W., Wilson, C. C.
COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE EXPENSE
Carraway, Wilson, Chairman; Hancock, W. E., Vice-Chair-
man; Davis, Amos H., Fuqua, J. Ben, Nesmith, George, Wain-
wright, N. D., Jr., Stirling, Frank.
COMMITTEE ON LIVESTOCK
Clark, C. L., Chairman; Williams, J. J., Vice-Chairman;
Amos, J. S., Andrews, G. Fred, Barber, L. L., Baskin, W. S., Be-
denbaugh, F. W., Bronson, Irlo, Carswell, Cecil, Davis, Amos
H., Delegal, T. A., Hancock, W. E., Johnson, D. M., McAlpin, J.













W. E., Johnson, D. M., McAlpin, J. W., Peeples, J. H., Jr., Saun-
ders, D. H., Turner, J. H.
COMMITTEE ON MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS
MacWilliam, Alex, Chairman; Melton, Holmes, Jr., Vice-
Chairman; Carter, Ira J., Jr., Clement, Archie, Curtis, Carl,
Dowda, Thomas B., Getzen, J. C., Jr., Harrell, Jack, Ingraham,
J. Morgan, Jenkins, Joe C., MacGowan, K. A., Nesmith, George,
Okell, George S., Smith, Lisle W., Williams, J. J.
COMMITTEE ON MOTOR VEHICLES AND CARRIERS
Collins, Jerry, Chairman; Okell, George S., Vice-Chairman;
Clark, C. L., Darby, A. Morley, Elliott, B., Fuqua, J. Ben, Get-
zen, J. C., Jr., Ingraham, J. Morgan, Jenkins, Joe C., Leedy,
L. C., MacGowan, K. A., McKendree, Leonard, McMullen, Neil
C., Nesmith, George, Roberts, Roy F.
COMMITTEE ON OILS
Peters, C. W., Chairman; Beasley, Thomas D., Vice-Chair-
man; Burnsed, B. R., Carlton, Mabry A., Darby, A. Morley,
Dowda, Thomas B., Hardin, James L., Harrell, Jack, Holland,
F. F., Kelly, H. B., McMullen, Neil C., Shepperd, Charles E.,
Taylor, C. H., Wainwright, N. D., Jr., Jenkins, Joe C.
COMMITTEE ON PERSONNEL
Davis, Amos H., Chairman; McAlpin, J. W., Vice-Chairman;
Delegal, T. A., Jernigan, Webb C., Okell, George S., Ray, Wil-
liam J.
COMMITTEE ON PHOSPHATES AND MINERALS
Hardin, James L., Chairman; Ingraham, J. Morgan, Vice-
Chairman; Carter, Ira J., Jr., Curtis, Carl, Johnson, D. M.,
Oelkers, Richard, Jr., Peters, C. W., Stirling, Frank.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS
Papy, B. C., Chairman; McDonald, Harry G., Vice-Chair-
man;Burnsed, B. R., Burwell, John S., Carlton, Mabry A.,
Cook, H. T., Getzen, J. C., Harris, S. Henry, Hendry, W.
J., Jernigan, Webb C., McAlpin, J. W., Okell, George S., Rivers,
Thomas J., Smith. M. B., Stewart, Elbert L., Taylor, C. H.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH
Delegal, T. A., Chairman; Stewart, W. W., Vice-Chairman;
Baker, Mary Lou, Bedenbaugh, F. W., Carswell, Cecil, Clark,
C. L. Hancock, W. E., Ingraham, J. Morgan, Oelkers, Richard,
Jr., Peavy, Otis R., Sellar, Tim, Simpson, Richard H., Williams,
J. J., Wotitzky, Leo.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS
Curtis, Carl, Chairman; Barnhill, H. C., Vice-Chairman;
Burnsed, B. R., Kelly, H. B., Lanier, C. E., Mann, L. B., Mc-
Kenzie, D. P., Middleton, W. S., Peters, C. W.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC PRINTING
Ayers, J. Min, Chairman; Shepperd, Charles E., Vice-Chair-
man; Carlton Mabry A., Clement, Archie, Cobb, Tyn, Jr., De-
legal, T. A., Ingraham, J. Morgan, Kelly, H. B., Macgowan,
K. A., Mokendree, Leonard, Wotitzky, Leo.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ROADS AND HIGHWAYS
Nesmith, George, Chairman; Jernigan, Webb C., Vice-Chair-
man; Barber, L. L., Burwell, John S., Carswell, Cecil, Clark,
C. L., Cobb, Tyn, Jr., Ferran, C. Harold, Hendry, W. J., Lambe,
John E., McKenzie, D. P., Papy, B. C., Roberts, Roy F.,
Saunders, D. H., Scales, J. H., Smith, M. B., Stewart, W. W.,
Turner, J. H.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC UTILITIES
Crews, P. Guy, Chairman; Lanier, C. E., Vice-Chairman;
Ayers, J. Min, Baker, Mary Lou, Burwell, John S., Carter, Ira
J., Jr., Cobb, Tyn, Jr., Collins, Jerry, Cook, H. T., Elliott, B.,
Fuqua, J. Ben., Hendry, W. J., MacWilliam, Alex., McDonald,
Harry G., Saunders, D. H., Smith, Lisle W., Turner, J. H.,
Wainwright, N. D., Jr., Wotitzky, Leo.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WELFARE
Ray, William J., Chairman; Walker, Walter G., Vice-Chair-
man; Amos, J. S., Andrews, G. Fred, Baker, Mary Lou, Baskin,
W. S., Bendenbaugh, F. W., Clark, C. L., Getzen, J. C., Jr.,
Holland, B. E., Leedy, L. C., MacGowan, K. A., Melton, Holmes,
Jr., Murray, Perry E., Poston, James E., Sellar, Tim, Stewart,
W. W., Smith, M. B., Hendley, J. A.
COMMITTEE ON RAILROADS, TELEGRAPH AND
TELEPHONES
Cook, H. T., Chairman; McKendree, Leonard, Vice-Chair-



man; Bollinger, John E., Burnsed, B. R., Carraway, Wilson,
Clark, C. L., Dowda, Thomas B., Floyd, Bourke, Fuqua, J. Ben,
Gilmore, Harold L., Harris, S. Henry, Morgan, Fletcher,
Roberts, Roy F., Stewart, Elbert L., Wotitzky, Leo.
COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS
Rivers, Thomas J., Chairman; Stirling, Frank, Vice-Chair-
man; Dowda, Thomas B., Floyd, Bourke, Leedy, L. C., Mac-
William, Alex, Murray, Perry E.
COMMITTEE ON RULES AND CALENDAR
Simpson, Richard H., Chairman; Dowda, Thomas B., Vice-
Chairman; Ayers, J. Min, Beasley, Thomas D., Bollinger,.
John E., Burwell, John S., Carlton, Mabry A., Clement, Ar-
chie, Cook, H. T., Floyd, Bourke, Hardin, James L., Hendry,
W. J., Johnson, D. M., Leedy; L. C., McDonald, Harry G.,
Midyette, Payne H., Okell, George S., Papy, B. C., Rivers,
Thomas J., Scales, J. H., Stewart, Elbert L., Turner, J. H.
COMMITTEE ON SALT WATER FISHERIES
Hendry, W. J., Chairman; Yeomans, L. C., Vice-Chairman;
Barnhill, H. C., Floyd, Bourke, Kelly, H. B., Lambe, John E.
Oelkers, Richard, Jr., Peeples, J. H., Jr., Poston, James E.,
Saunders, D. H., Shepperd, Charles E., Stewart, W. W.,
Walker, Walter G., Wotitzky, Leo, Papy, Bernie C.
COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL SECURITY
Taylor, C. H., Chairman; Baskin, W. S., Vice-Chairman;
Barnhill, H. C., Ferran, C. Harold, Getzen, J. C., Jr., Mann,
L. B., McAlpin, J. W., Morgan, Fletcher, Walker, Walter G.,
Bedenbaugh, F. W.
COMMITTEE ON STATE INSTITUTIONS
Fuqua, J. Ben, Chairman; MacGowan, K. A., Vice-Chair-
man; Carraway, Wilson, Carter, Ira J., Jr., Collins, Jerry,
Lambe, John E., Lanier, C. E., Leedy, L. C., Melton, Holmes,
Jr., Morgan, Fletcher, Okell, George S., Pooser, W., Taylor,
C. H., Mann, L. B.
COMMITTEE ON STATE MARKETING
Bronson, Irlo, Chairman; Mann, L. B., Vice-Chairman;
Amos, J. S., Andrews, G. Fred, Carswell, Cecil, Elliott, B.,
Gilmore, Harold L., Stirling, Frank.
COMMITTEE ON STATE PRISONS AND CONVICTS
Andrews, C. Fred, Chairman; Wainwright, N. D., Vice-Chair-
man; Bollinger, John E., Carter, Ira J., Jr., Middleton, W. S.,
Peavy, Otis R., Pooser, W.
COMMITTEE ON STATE PUBLICITY
Turner, J. H., Chairman; Ferran, C. Harold, Vice-Chairman;
Andrews, G. Fred, Beasley, Thomas D., Burwell, John S., Dar-
by, A. Morley, Holland, B. E., Leedy, L. C., Morgan, Fletcher,
Nilsson, Goodwin M., Oelkers, Richard, Jr., Ray, William J.,
Shepperd, Charles E., Simpson, Richard H.
COMMITTEE ON STATUTORY REVISIONS
Beasley, Thomas D., Chairman; Floyd, Bourke, Vice-Chair-
man; Carter, Ira J., Jr., Johnson, D. M., Rivers, Thomas J.,
Sellar, Tim.
COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE
Carlton, Mabry A., Chairman; Smith, M. B., Vice-Chairman;
Ayers, J. Min, Hendry, W. J., Holland, Forace F., Jernigan,
Webb C., McAlpin, J. W., McDonald, Harry G., McKenree,
Leonard, MacWilliam, Alex, Papy, B. C., Peavy, Otis R., Pee-
ples, J. H., Jr., Oelkers, Richard, Jr., Stewart, Elbert L., Turner,
J. H.
COMMITTEE ON WOMEN'S RIGHTS
Baker, Mary Lou, Chairman; Walker, Walter G., Vice-Chair-
man; Peters, C. W., Bollinger, John E., Carlton, Mabry A.,
Cobb, Tyn, Jr., Delegal, T. A., Hancock, W. E., Jenkins, Joe C.,
McMullen, Neil C., Nilsson, Goodwin M.
COMMITTEE ON WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Walker, Walter G., Chairman; Wilson, C. C., Vice-Chair-
man; Baskin, W. S., Davis, Amos H., Fuqua, Hen H., Smith,
Lisle W., Taylor, C. H., Jr., Wotitzky, Leo.
Mr. Hancock moved that the House do now adjourn until
10:00 tomorrow morning.
Which was agreed to and at the hour of 4:19 P. M. the
House stood adjourned until 10:00 o'clock A. M., Wednesday,
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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Wednesday, April 4, 1945



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:



Darby
Davis
Delegal
Dowda
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe



Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Pooser



Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Journal for Tuesday, April 3, was corrected and as
corrected was approved.

The Speaker announced that the Chairmen of the Standing
Committees of the House have reported that their committees
are organized and ready to transact business.

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS

By Mr. Baskin of Marion-
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 3
WHEREAS, the great majority of Representatives here as-
sembled, when running for office pledged themselves unquali-
fiedly to greater support for schools and old age assistance;
and
WHEREAS, at the caucus last summer in the City of
Tampa, it was unanimously agreed by all Representatives
attending said caucus that school and old age assistance legis-
lation should have priority over all other matters coming
before the Legislature; and
WHEREAS, in past sessions of the Legislature much has
been said about schools and old age assistance, but little
has been accomplished;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the 1945
House of Representatives give school legislation first priority
and old age assistance legislation second priority over all
bills coming before this House.
Which was read in full and H. R. No. 3 was referred to
Committee on Resolutions.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Melton of Lafayette-
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1
WHEREAS, this brutal war in Europe is nearing an end,
and the conflict against the enemy in the Pacific is being
speeded to an inevitable victory, and
WHEREAS, the greatest sacrifices of this most terrible
and destructive of all wars are being made by the men in
the armed forces of our country, and



Mr. Speaker
.Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
.Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Crews
Curtis



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WHEREAS, the highest motive of these men in action is
to insure not only for themselves but their countrymen, and
for their children, and ours, too, and for all of our children's
children, a permanent and enduring peace, and
WHEREAS; a great conference of all the Allies and as-
sociated nations is being held in San Francisco beginning
April 25, 1945, to formulate plans for an organization to
insure this future peace, and
WHEREAS, there is no direct representative of the enlisted
men in the American delegation as at present constituted;
Now therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE
CONCURRING:-
Section 1. That in our considered judgment a fitting rep-
resentative or representatives from among those who have
shared the hardships and suffering of battle with the com-
mon fighting men of our country should be appointed to
serve on the American delegation to the San Francisco con-
ference on permanent world organization, and that such a
representative or representatives should also serve on the
American delegation at the final peace conference.
SECTION 2. That the representative or representatives
should be selected by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed
Forces of the United States, and should not be above the rank
of sergeant if from the Army or Marine Corps, or not above
the rank of Chief Petty Officer if from the naval forces, and
SECTION 3. That a copy of this Resolution, under the
great seal of Florida, be transmitted by the Secretary of State
to the Honorable Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the
United States.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Melton moved that the rules be waived and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 1 be read a 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. Melton moved the adoption of the concurrent reso-
lution.
Which was agreed to and House Concurrent Resolution No.
1 was adopted and the same was ordered certified to the
Senate.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE MEMORIALS
By Mr. Baskin of Marion-
H. M. No. 1-Joint Memorial of the Legislature of the
State of Florida, to Honorable Franklin D. Roosevelt, Presi-
dent of the United States, Honorable Edward T. Stettinius,
Secretary of State of the United States and the Congress of
the United States.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Resolutions.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Simpson, of Jefferson and Oelkers of Dade-
H. B. No. 1-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the
Taking of the Population Census of the State of Florida in
the Year 1945 and Making Appropriation Therefor.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Census and Apportionment and Appropriation.
By Mr. Clement, of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 2-A bill to be entitled An Act Amending Section
194.55, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Section 21,
Chapter 22079, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, relating to the
sale of lands acquired by counties through foreclosure of
tax liens, by providing that the notice shall be directed to
all concerned that lands within the corporate limits of a
municipality will be offered for sale at the city or town hall
door.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A."










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By Mr. Clement of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 3-A bill to be entitled An Act to create and es-
tablish the Florida State Department of Veterans' Affairs:
to provide for the appointment of a commission to be known
as the "Florida State Veterans' Affairs Commission"; to
authorize the employment of a State Director of Veterans
Affairs; and/or State Service Officers and to provide for the
levying of a special State amusement tax to finance the ope-
ration of the said Department of Veterans' Affairs and re-
pealing all laws in conflict.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Military & Veterans Affairs.
By Mr. Peters of Dade-
H. B. No. 4-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to housing
and living accommodations for the use of the members of the
Legislature, its attaches, clerks and employees and for the
use of the employees of the State and its several departments;
prescribing the housing and living accommodations to be
provided and authorizing and directing the Board of Com-
missioners of State Institutions to provide same through lease,
contract, condemnation or construction; authorizing said
Board to rent, lease or otherwise use such accommodations
for the best interest of the state when consistent with the
purposes of this Act; providing for a joint Advisory Legislative
Committee to assist and work with said Board and providing
for said Committee's expenses; and making an appropriation
for the purposes of this Act.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Judiciary "A" and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Simpson of Jefferson, Wotitzky of Charlotte,
Peters of Dade, Murray of Polk, Williams of Holmes, Baker
and Clement of Pinellas, Clark of Calhoun, Amos of Santa
Rosa, Burwell and Stirling of Broward, Delegal of Suwannee,
Hancock of Madison, Rivers of Clay, Ray and Fuqua of Mana-
tee, Collins of Sarasota, Cook of Flagler, Ingraham of DeSoto,
Burnsed of Baker, Melton of Lafayette, Okell of Dade, Papy
of Monroe, Hendry of Okeechobee, Middleton of Putnam,
Beasley of Walton-
H. B. No. 5-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to edu-
cation: To amend Section 242.05 Florida Statutes of 1941
by increasing the value of the instruction unit; by providing
for the establishment of a State Supervisory Fund, and a
State Foundation Program Fund for the Public Schools of
Florida; by making appropriations therefore, and by providing
for the apportionment and distribution and expenditure
thereof.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Education "A" and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Simpson of Jefferson, Wotitzky of Charlotte,
Oelkers and Okell of Dade, Papy of Monroe, Floyd'of Frank-
lin, Peters of Dade, Murray of Polk, Williams of Holmes, Baker
of Pinellas, Clement of Pinellas, Clark of Calhoun, Nesmith
of Wakulla, Harrell of Liberty, Amos of Santa Rosa, Burwell
of Broward, Stirling of Broward, Delegal of Suwannee, Han-
cock of Madison, Rivers of Clay, Ray and Fuqua of Manatee,
Collins of Sarasota, Cook of Flagler, Ingraham of DeSoto,
Burnsed of Baker, Hendry of Okeechobee, Melton of Lafayette,
Dowda and Middleton of Putnam, Beasley of Walton-
H. B. No. 6-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to educa-
tion: to provide an emergency appropriation to the County
School Fund for the instructional salary portion of the State
Teachers Salary Fund for the school year 1944-45 in a sum
equivalent to $200.00 for each instruction unit for instruc-
tional personnel in the State during the school year 1943-44.
Which was read for the first time by title and referred to
the committees on Education "A" and Appropriations.
By Mr. Smith of Polk-.
H. B. No. 7-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
payment from the grapefruit, orange and tangerine adver-
tising funds to Arthur Kudner, Inc., a corporation, of monies
expended by it while acting as the advertising agency of the
Florida Citrus Commission.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Public Printing and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Wotitzky of Charlotte and Oelkers of Dade-
H. B. No. 8-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
taking in charge by the State of Florida, of abandoned
moneys, and moneys unclaimed and uncalled for for a period
of ten years or more, held by banks, raising the presumption
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the State Teachers Salary Fund of the County School Fund;
providing for reports by banks to the Comptroller of un-
claimed moneys in its or their hands belonging to certain
persons and the publication of portions of such reports; the
jurisdiction of the Courts in proceedings to take over such
moneys, and to declare it escheated, and the procedure there-
in; including service on absentee defendants and unknown
persons; limitations and penalties for failure to make the
reports required under this act; rights of Comptroller to com-
pel production of records, and for discovery, and penalties
for failure to produce records and falsely testifying; and pro-
viding for the refund of moneys held by the State Treasurer,
to those entitled thereto, within twenty years from the date
of the decree, awarding such deposits and moneys to the
State.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.
Mr. Wotitzky moved that House Bill No. 8 which had been
referred to the Committee on Banks and Loans be also re-
ferred to the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
By Mr. Okell of Dade-
H. B. No. 9-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
551.12 of the Florida Statutes of 1941, with respect to frontons,
the powers, duties and liabilities of the State Racing Commis-
sion and of the operators of frontons, the location thereof
and the issuance and granting of permits and licenses for
the operation thereof, and the number of operation days.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Public Amusements.
By Mr. Baskin of Marion-
H. B. No. 10-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
204.02, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to license taxes imposed
on independent and chain stores in Florida; and repealing
all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Baskin of Marion-
H. B. No. 11-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
372.32, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to game birds and
game animals; providing for and defining the manner and
time of taking game and prohibiting unlawful methods and
devices; by deleting therefrom the prohibition against use of
shotguns of more than three-shell capacity unless same have
been plugged so as to limit capacity to not more than three
shells.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Fish and Game.
Mr. Carlton moved that House Bill No. 11 which had been
referred to the Committee on Fish and Game be also re-
ferred to the Committee on Judiciary "B."
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
By Messrs. Delegal and Gilmore of Suwannee, Hancock and
Peavy of Madison, Andrews of Union, Davis of Gadsden,
Peeples of Glades, Clark of Calhoun, Carswell of Washington,
Melton of Lafayette, Ingraham of DeSoto, McAlpin of Hamil-
ton, Amos of Santa Rosa, Baskin and Curtis of Marion, Beden-
baugh of Columbia, Barber of Dixie, McKenzie of Levy, Wil-
liams of Holmes, Barnhill of Okaloosa, Beasley of Walton,
Scales of Taylor, Floyd of Franklin, Ayers of Gilchrist, Wain-
wright of Bradford, Hendry of Okeechobee, Taylor of Hardee
Rivers of Clay, Middleton and Dowda of Putnam, Jenkins of
Alachua, Harrell of Liberty, Getzen of Sumter, Burnsed of
Baker, Simpson of Jefferson, Bronson of Osceola, Lanier of
Highlands, Papy of Monroe, Stewart of Lee, Lambe and Pooser
of Jackson, Crews of Duval, Wotitzky of Charlotte, Collins of
Sarasota, Darby and Jernigan of Escambia, Yeomans of Citrus,
Holland of Bay, Nesmith of Wakulla, Fuquay and Ray of
Manatee-
H. B. No. 12-A bill to be entitled An Act to consolidate
Section 585.43, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapter
21741, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, with Section 585.32,
Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapter 21638, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1943, and to amend said Sections as con-
solidated; relating to the State Live Stock Sanitary Board,
and prescribing certain powers and duties of said Board with
respect to preventing, combating and extirpating certain
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providing for the purchase, distribution and administration of
anti hog cholera serum and hog cholera virus and the ap-
propriation therefore; and to provide further for the purchase,
distribution, and administration of Brucellosis (Bang's Di-
sease) vaccine, and the appropriation therefore.
Which was read for the first time by title and referred
to the Committees on Livestock and Appropriations.
By Mr. Baskin of Marion--
H. B. No. 13-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the com-
pensation of each member of the Boards of Public Instruc-
tion in all counties of the State of Florida having a popula-
tion of not less than 31,225 nor more than 31,425 according
to the last preceding Federal census.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Mr. Baskin of Marion-
H. B. No. 14-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend section
604.15, Florida Statutes, 1941; defining certain words and
terms when used in Sections 604.15-604.30, Florida Statutes,
1941, which Sections provide for and require the licensing,
bonding and regulation of certain dealers in agricultural
products as therein defined, provide for the payment of
license fees and the distribution thereof, provide for the ad-
ministration and enforcement of said sections by the Com-
missioner of Agriculture, making their violation a misde-
meanor and provide punishment therefore, provide for the
enforcement of bonds given by dealers, authorize the Com-
missioner of Agriculture to make regulations for the enforce-
ment of said Sections: in the following particular: to exempt
live stock from the definition of "Agricultural Products" as
used in said Sections.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Live Stock.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

April 4, 1945.
Mr. John S. Burwell, Chairman of the Committee on Edu-
cation "A", reported that the Committee had carefully con-
sidered the following bills and recommends that they do
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H. B. No. 5--A bill to be entitled An Act relating to edu-
cation: To amend Section 242.05 Florida Statutes of 1941
by increasing the value of the instruction unit; by providing
for the establishment of a State Supervisory Fund, and a
State Foundation Program Fund for the Public Schools of
Florida; by making appropriations therefore, and by providing
for the apportionment and distribution and expenditure
thereof.
H. B. No. 6-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to educa-
tion: to provide an emergency appropriation to the County
School Fund for the instructional salary portion of the State
Teachers Salary Fund for the school year 1944-45 in a sum
equivalent to $200.00 for each instruction unit for instruc-
tional personnel in the State during the school year 1943-44.
And House Bills Nos. 5 and 6, contained, in the above report,
were then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
April 4, 1945.
Mr. Clement of Pinellas, Chairman of the Committee on
Appropriation, reported that the Committee had carefully con-
sidered the following bills and recommends that they do pass.
H. B. No. 5-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to edu-
cation: To amend Section 242.05 Florida Statutes of 1941
by increasing the value of the instruction unit; by providing
for the establishment of a State Supervisory Fund, and a
State Foundation Program Fund for the Public Schools of
Florida; by making appropriations therefore, and by providing
for the apportionment and distribution and expenditure
thereof.
H. B. No. 6-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to educa-
tion: to provide an emergency appropriation to the County
School Fund for the instructional salary portion of the State
Teachers Salary Fund for the school year 1944-45 in a sum
equivalent to $200.00 for each instruction unit for instruc-
tional personnel in the State during the school year 1943-44.
And House Bills Nos. 5 and 6, contained in the above report,
were placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and that the
House do now adjourn.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and thereupon at
the hour of 11:08 A. M. the House stood adjourned until
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Thursday, April 5, 1945



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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:



Darby
Davis
Delegal
Dowda
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe



Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Pooser
Poston



Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Stellar
Sheppard
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Journal for Wednesday, April 4, was ordered corrected
as follows: On Page 1, Column 1 strike out lines eleven, twelve
and thirteen, reading from bottom of page, and insert in lieu
thereof:
"And H. R. No. 3 was referred to the Committee on Reso-
lutions".
The Journal was corrected and as corrected was approved.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Mr. Morgan
from attendance upon the Sessions of the House for Thursday
and Friday, April 5 and 6.
The Speaker announced the following additions to Standing
Committees: Mr. Smith appointed to the Committee on
Drainage & Water Conservation. Mr. Jernigan appointed to
the Committee on County Officials & County Organizations.
Mr. Hardin appointed to the Committee on Rules and Cal-
endar.
Mr. Floyd appointed to the Committee on Salt Water
Fisheries.
The following Communication was received and ordered
spread in full upon the Journal:

Office of the
ATTORNEY GENERAL
STATE OF FLORIDA
TALLAHASSEE
April 3, 1945.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATION FROM THE
ATTORNEY GENERAL OF FLORIDA
TO THE 1945 SESSION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESEN-
TATIVES:

My dear Mr. Speaker:
The law requires the Attorney General to present to each
biennial session of the Legislature his recommendations for
legislation, also to submit revisor bills.
The practice for complying with these requirements as to
recommendations, heretofore followed by me, has not seem-
ingly gotten the best results nor dealt with the matters in a



Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews.
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Crews
Curtis



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way calculated to get legislative action in the least cumber-
some manner. I want to improve this situation if possible.
Our revisor bills will be submitted in the form of prepared
legislative acts to take the regular routine for "introduction
of bills"; but as to the recommendations, instead of printing
up a number of pamphlets to be distributed among members
as has heretofore been done, many of which are probably
never read, I should like to submit these recommendations,
and such bills as the members may desire that I prepare from
among them, for introduction by a member or members vol-
unteering to do so. If this is done after introduction, I will
contact the committees to whom each bill is referred and
support each in aid of committee action thereon.
In following this program, I request that these recom-
mendations for legislation be made to become a part of your
legislative journal as a permanent record. This method will
avoid the waste of money and material, that would be ex-
pended in printing up a lot of useless pamphlets, and at the
same time place the recommendations in permanent form
on your journal.
I am presenting a similar communication as this to the
President of the Senate.
I am submitting a separate report giving the progress of,
and my recommendations for, the Statutory Revision De-
partment.
I respectfully recommend for consideration by your body
the following proposals for legislation:
1. A revision of our laws governing control and super-
vision of county jails.
This recommendation is made because of the following
situations that we find in existence over the State in county
jails and in their operation and in the living conditions under
which the inmates thereof are kept.
We have joined with the Commissioner of Agriculture in
making a survey of all county jails of the State and have a
number of pictures showing actual physical conditions pre-
valent at the separate places. It is believed that sanitation,
housing, supervision and feeding as the same are now being
provided for inmates of our county jails in many counties
should be considered and looked into by the legislature, with
the view of bettering these conditions. We, of course, are
prepared to make in conjunction with the Commissioner of
Agriculture specific recommendations to this end.

In many jails juveniles are mingled improperly with adult
prisoners, insane persons temporarily held are insufficiently
provided for and the races, black and white, are not adequate-
ly segregated. We consider these conditions existing under
these particular descriptions in many places to be of such a
nature that it is almost imperative for corrections to be made
as soon as possible.
2. Revamping of our state statutes relating to:
(a) Admission of patients in the Florida State Hospital, at
Chattahoochee, including changes in the administrative con-
trol of the institution and its patients.
(b) Same with respect to Florida Farm Colony, at Gaines-
ville.
(c) Same with respect to Girls' Industrial School, at Ocala.
(d) Same with respect to Boys' Industrial School, at Mari-
anna.
(e) I also recommend a change in the law governing the
appointment of the superintendent of these institutions. These
superintendents, in my opinion, are state officials and not be-
ing elective at the hands of the people, under our State Con-
stitution, ought to be appointed by the Governor.
(f) I recommend that the laws relating to insane persons
be revised so as to permit the payment of any expense neces-
sary to return insane persons to their home states where such
states are willing to accept and care for them, but will not as-
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such insane persons to their home states would be in the main
less than the expense of maintaining them in this state.
(g) A law that would permit a designated state official to
act as guardian of estates of any inmate in state institutions
for whom no guardian has previously been appointed, such
state guardianship to continue only until the appointment of
a permanent guardian for such person under the application
of his or her proper relatives; and a law that would require
estates of inmates of state institutions, committed as indigents,
to be made subject to the payment of maintenance of such
persons in such institutions during their stay in them, such
charges to be collectible from the date such person was re-
ceived by the institution.

After four years of service as a member of the Board of
Commissioners of State Institutions, which Board has a cer-
tain degree of managerial and supervisory control over the
State institutions referred to in this section, it is my opinion
that these Commissioners do not have, along with their offi-
cial duties as heads of their respective departments, exclusive
of the Governor, the time and opportunity for giving the at-
tention to the administrative conduct which efficient and ade-
quate Board supervision thereof calls for, and for this reason,
as well as others, it seems to me that non-official civilians
constituting a board of trustees for each institution could bet-
ter promote, look after and supervise their operation; the
members of this Board for each institution to be appointed by
the Governor.

There are inmates or patients in each of these institutions,
in my opinion, that should not be there. In the case of the
State Hospital there are a great many patients taken in from
outside the State of Florida, whose admission was not effected
in compliance with legal requirements. We ought to have a re-
ciprocity statute providing for the method of determining eli-
gibilty of patients admitted from outside of the State and the
method and means for transferring to other states patients
that belong to them which have been admitted to our insti-
tution, either improperly or because of some emergency cir-
cumstance. This latter applies particularly to the Florida
State Hospital but has a possible application as well to the
other three institutions.
The present system of making purchases for these institu-
tions is poor and inefficient.
The present system of managing the agricultural and other
farming resources of these institutions is inadequate and sus-
ceptible of much mishandling.
3. I recommend legislation to correct our present system of
operation, supervision and inspection of State road camps and
control of prisoners kept in them.
4. I recommend that the headquarters office of all state
boards, agencies and commissions be required to be established
and maintained at the State Capitol in Tallahassee. In my
opinion this is what the State Constitution contemplates. Do-
ing so would not prevent branch offices over the state where
exigencies and the general functions of their powers and duties
might make necessary.
5. A law that would require the federal government to pay
taxes to the counties and municipalities on lands owned by
it within these governmental subdivisions, where such lands
are held by it for purposes other than those contemplated
under the State and Federal Constitutions.
6. A law complementary to a similar federal law that would
permit the Supreme Court to make rules for receiving certifi-
cations of state questions from federal courts for their deci-
sion in cases where the federal courts recognize the right and
supremacy of the state court to deal therewith.
7. A law that would functionize the Attorney General as the
chief legal officer of the State government, placing unity of
control in the interpretation of such legal affairs in that legal
officer, requiring all law officers of the government of the
State of Florida, exclusive of county, municipal, and district
officers, to exercise their legal functions under the legal inter-
pretations of the Attorney General; with specific requirement
that all litigation on the part of State officers, agents and
bureaus, must be conducted under such supervision and con-
trol, giving to the opinion or ruling of the Attorney General a
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of such State government until judicially determined; except
the Governor's executive authority, and the exclusive adminis-
trative power now or hereafter vested by law in a specific
state official head or agency.
This does not mean that these departments cannot have
for administrative purposes their own legal advisors, provided,
however, that the extent of the authority of such legal ad-
visors is to be limited under the general requirements here
proposed.
In this connection, we submit that our laws and our depart-
mental administrations are so interrelated that if each sep-
arate head, branch or agency of the government should have
its own legal department, with final administrative authority
to construe the law in its own particular field, confusion, du-
plication of effort, and consequent lack of efficiency must re-
sult. The broad purpose of this recommendation is to bring
the legal affairs of the State government under one unit of
administration and interpretation preliminary to court ad-
judication.
8. A joint resolution of both branches of our Legislature
memoralizing the Congress of the United States to propose an
amendment to the Constitution of the United States, limiting
the power of the federal government in income taxation to a
maximum of 25 per cent.
9. A law that would permit the Attorney General, and any
other State governmental agency that might desire, to de-
stroy old files that are deemed by the department head of no
value, and that are ten years or more old.
10. A law permitting state departments credit on their
budget for moneys collected by them in refunds of any na-
ture, on expenditures made from an appropriation of such
department, and permitting such department to sell, exchange,
or discard obsolete, damaged or unused equipment or supplies,
the value of which does not exceed $500.00, and allowing it a
. credit on its appropriation for such receipts.
All of such credits above referred to, of course, to require
the depositing of the money so credited in the general revenue
fund.
11. A law that would provide a coordinator to formulate and
carry out a program for the operation and development of our
agricultural lands owned by the State and its different institu-
tions, including the State prison; with authority in such co-
ordinator to control the supplies and distributions involved, in-
cluding the recommendation to the proper State authorities
for the purchase, sale or exchange of farm lands in the set up.
12. A law to provide for the designation of some state agency
for the purpose of acting in behalf of all state institutions,
excepting those institutions managed by the Board of Control,
in the purchase of equipment, supplies, materials, etc.
13. I recommend the passage of a law that will provide au-
thority, etc., for the purchase of federal surplus supplies by
state, county and municipal agencies.
The present federal government set-up for the distribution
of surplus commodities is very confusing. There is no estab-
lished central distribution or sales agency. A number of fed-
eral agencies handle the sale of surplus commodities within
their own control. It has been found impossible to secure one
compiled catalogue of all federal surplus commodities being
offered for sale and direct contact with the various federal
agencies handling same is necessary in order to obtain current
information regarding supplies. Neither the federal govern-
ment nor any of its departments or agencies have made provi-
sion for permanent registration on their mailing list by States
or other governmental subdivisions that might be in the mar-
ket for such supplies. Each disposal agency regulates its dis-
tribution within the particular units field and there is now no
single federal information source regarding the surplus com-
modity supplies.
14. Amend the State Service Act, Chapter 292, to provide
sufficient appropriation to make the same fully effective and
operative state-wide, and to provide that counties may budget
county funds for the purpose of operating an office for as-
sistance to returning veterans. I also recommend a revision
and rewriting of our present State Veterans' Service Officer
Act.
15. A law to provide for a state aeronautics department and
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legislation, with particular consideration of the features of the
Uniform State Aeronautics Department bill.
16. An act should be passed requiring that any and all suits af-
fecting any official duty of the Comptroller, the State Super-
intendent of Public Instruction, the Commissioner of Agricul-
ture, the Secretary of State, the State Treasurer and the At-
orney General, shall not be heard by any court in this State
without such official, whose duties are so affected, being made
a party defendant thereto. The venue of such suits in all
cases should be in Leon County, except where jurisdiction ex-
ists over the subject matter in some other county, or of a
necessary party defendant because of the residence of such
necessary party defendant in some other county of the State.
17. A law should be passed requiring public notice, specify-
ing the form and manner thereof, and competitive sale, of
all lands owned by the State or any department or agency
thereof.
18. An Act should be passed prohibiting any commission,
board or agency of the State government to cancel, annul,
contract for the sale thereof, or in any wise convey any right,
title or interest of the State, or any agency thereof, under
any contract, agreement or conveyance for other than an
adequate consideration, and providing that in all cases the
courts shall have jurisdiction to pass upon such adequacy and
to declare any attempt to so do invalid, null and void.
19. An Act should be passed requiring all commissions,
boards or other State agencies authorized to transfer, in whole
or in part, by absolute conveyance, lease, or otherwise, any
of the sovereignty lands of the State, to reserve from such
conveyances or transfers the navigation, fishing, bathing and
other sovereign rights of the people (if there are any) there-
provided said lands are bathing, fishing or navigable
lands; and provide that the failure to so do shall render
such transfer or conveyance invalid, and subject to cancella-
tion by the courts in appropriate legal proceedings brought
to effect the same.
20. An Act should be passed vesting in the State Board
of Education title to all lands devised or conveyed to the
State for the benefit of any State educational institution
under its control and supervision, however, the same may
be in such will or conveyance intended to be vested, with the
proviso that any trust imposed by the terms of such convey-
ance or will, may be executed by the State Board of Control,
as trustee, under the supervision and control of said State
Board of Education, making such law amend or repeal any
contrary existing law, and having it confirm any conveyances
heretofore made by the State Board of Control in a trust
capacity of property conveyed, transferred or devised to the
State, or to it with trust intentions, provisions or features.
Explanatory of this recommendation, the following case
is cited: James D. Westcott in his will provided that his
residuary estate should be held in trust for the benefit of
the West Florida Seminary (now Florida State College for
Women). The original trustee, George Lewis, served as such
until 1919, at which time the Circuit Court of Leon County
appointed the Board of Control as substituted trustee and
the chairman has acted as trustee since that time. The
estate consists of real and personal property, including,
premises located on the corner of Monroe and College Avenue
in Tallahassee. The Board of Control is now considering the
matter of granting a long term lease and probable erection
of a new modern building to be financed either by the Board
or more likely by the tenant. The question arises as to
whether the Board of Control has power to execute a long
term lease. Under the statutes the Board of Control may
acquire property but title automatically vests in the State
Board of Education. In other words, the Board of Control
has no authority to hold title to property. Being unable to
hold title to property, its capacity to act as trustee is a matter
of grave doubt and it is not at all likely that any tenant under
a long term lease would accept a lease executed by the Board
of Control as trustee. In view of this situation and of the
fact that the Board of Control is the natural and logical
group to act as trustee of such a trust and in view of the
likelihood that from time to time there will be similar estates
created for the benefit of he institutions under the Board
of Control, I think there should be a legislative enactment
giving the Board of Control power to act as trustee under the
direction of the State Board of Education for any properties
conveyed or transferred to the State for the use and benefit of
any of the institutions managed by the Board of Control and
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21. Section 373.06, Florida Statutes, 1941, authorizes the
State Board of Conservation in accordance with certain pres-
cribed statutes to determine when, etc. it is compatible with the
safeguarding of the supply to allow the taking, etc. of salt
water fish, oysters, etc. and to adopt suitable regulations per-
mitting and governing the same in accordance with such de-
terminations. There are a number of statutes specifying closed
seasons for the taking of certain salt water products which
appear to be in conflict with the provisions of this Section
373.06. It would appear to be advisable for the 1945 legisla-
ture to amend and rectify the law so as to remove all doubt of
authority and all existing apparent conflicts in authority.
22. Section 562.32, Florida Statutes, 1941, makes it unlaw-
ful to remove, deposit or conceal, etc. any beverage for or
in respect whereof any tax is imposed by the beverage law,
or to be imposed, if such beverage were manufactured in or
brought into this State. In Brown vs. State, 13 So. (2d) 458
our Supreme Court reversed a conviction under this section
in which the record affirmatively showed that the beverage
involved was moonshine whiskey, holding that such whiskey
was a commodity on which no tax was imposed by the bev-
erage act. In State vs. Pridgen, 19 So. (2d) 510, the same
section was before the Supreme Court. The court again set
aside a conviction under it in spite of the passage by the 1943
legislature of Chapter 21839, again holding that there was
no authority in the law whereby the accused might have been
required to purchase the stamp tax for the beverage com-
modity dealt with.
I recommend the correction by the 1945 legislature of this
omission.
23. Chapter 21993, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, amended
Section 54.06, Florida Statutes, 1941, and by such amendment
provided that in every case in which the right to withdraw
money deposited in the registry of any court in this State,
in which the right to withdraw such money has been adjudi-
cated or is not in dispute, and such money has remained so
deposited for at least five years unclaimed by the person
entitled thereto, such money shall escheat to the State for
the benefit of the State school fund upon the entry of a
proper order. The procedure requires, among other things,
the filing of a petition by the Attorney General in the court
in which the money was originally deposited and the publica-
tion of notice once a week for four weeks in a newspaper pub-
lished in the county in which the money was originally de-
posited. In many instances the sums on deposit have been so
small that the expense of proceeding has been prohibitive
and the escheatment of such small sums has ben impossible.
It is necessary to obtain certain information from the clerks
of the courts in preparation for such proceedings. This has
been difficult to obtain. No funds were provided to defray
expenses to cover time and travel to obtain this information
at first hand: and in a majority of cases the amount involved
would not justify such trips. It is believed that the present
procedure is cumbersome and expensive and that the afore-
said chapter should be amended by the 1945 legislature so
that the escheatment may be effected as it was prior to the
enactment of such chapter or in the manner now provided
but through some county or state officer holding office in
the county where the funds are deposited, rather than through
the Attorney General.
24. Inasmuch as the Supreme Court has ruled that county
commissioners cannot sell or lease county property even
though it is no longer needed for any other purpose ,it
is recommended that a law be enacted authorizing the sale
or lease thereof, at public sales after advertised notice and
competitive bids.
25. It is recommended that the uniform arrest act be
enacted in this State as it would be a distinct advantage to
the Highway Patrol, and after the war there is apt to be a
need for such a law and it would enable the police, including
the Patrol to take into custody suspicious characters, fugi-
tives and vagrants.
26. Consideration might be given to making the driver's
license act cover the calendar year instead of from October
1st to November 30th.
27. It would seem advisable to enact legislation with refer-
ence to the motor vehicles of non-resident soldiers and sailors
and their license tags so as to have our State statutes in this
field conform to federal legislation, thereby avoiding unseemly
conflicts between State and federal law on the subject.
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State to require license tags on motor vehicles operated by
private corporations in prevailing contracts with the federal
government.
29. A law should be enacted providing that all taxes, includ-
ing State or county tax certificates, not sold to private parties,
existing on State forestry and park lands, shall be cancelled.
30. A law should be enacted amending Section 125.29, Florida
Statutes, 1941, as amended by Section 3 of Chapter 21997, Acts
of 1943, so as to clearly provide that in the case of a county
fire control unit referendum the majority vote of those voting
on whether the county fire control unit shall be established,
shall decide the question; which law should also confirm and
validate any doubtful elections caused by this uncertainty
that have been previously held.
31. It is recommended that all matters dealing with public
health, so far as feasible, be consolidated under the State
Board of Health to avoid duplications and unnecessary ex-
pense, and that the legislature give study to the question of
whether or not State attorneys, county solicitors and prose-
cutors should be directed to assist the State Board of Health
in all proceedings, civil and criminal, in connection with
matters concerning public health, supervision of public nuis-
ances and enforcement of general disease regulations. Fre-
quently the State Board of Health is helpless to take emerg-
ency action, or defend against attacks on its regulations with-
out the assistance of counsel.
32. The various appropriations to the State Welfare Board
should be consolidated and revised.
33. The appropriation to dependent children should be made
definite, certain and ample to meet the need. Under present
law these appropriations are difficult to interpret.
34. A law should be enacted prohibiting the unionization of
any type of public employee, state, county or municipal.
35. An act to provide h legislative co-administrator for the
continued handling of the Ringling Estate.
36. The powers of the State Road Department, and the coun-
ties and municipalities, if possible, should be greatly increased
to provide for post war construction projects. The gas tax
fund, both the 4c first gas tax and the 80% surplus gas tax,
should be permitted to be anticipated in the manner indicated
in the cases of State vs. Escambia County (Fla) 14 So. (2d)
576; Tapers vs. Pichard (Fla) 169 So. 39; Posey vs. Wakulla
County (Fla) 3 So. (2d) 799; State vs. City of Miami (Fla)
7 So. (2d) 146. Through the medium of the Florida State
Improvement Commission such State agencies and govern-
mental units as the State Road Department, the Florida Board
of Forestry & Parks, the counties, cities, and districts, could,
in the post war construction era, undertake self-liquidating
and tax revenue anticipation projects supplemented by federal
grants on a great scale. Important highways and bridges, for-
estry promotion and preservation, and many other public
projects, could be undertaken. The need for these public proj-
ects will be very great in the post war period to provide work
and to participate in current distribution of federal funds.
37. On June 5, 1944, the Supreme Court of the United States
in the case of U. S. vs. South Eastern Underwriters Associa-
tion, et al. held for some purposes that certain types of insur-
ance conducted across state lines constituted commerce. To
preserve the former status of non-commerce previous given this
type of business by the same court and reinstate the same not-
withstanding such holding, the National Association of In-
surance Commissioners recommended to Congress a proposed
law that provides, among other things, that the business of
insurance and every person engaged therein shall be subject to
the laws of the respective states for the regulation of their
businesses and for taxation and free impositions. Predicated
upon this decision, insurance companies are claiming that
state tax statutes affecting foreign insurance corporations are
invalidated by it on the grounds of discrimination, and that
their directors might be personally liable to stockholders and
creditors if such state taxes were paid. Legislation is recom-
mended by our 1945 session to deal with this situation.
38. It is recommended that An Act be passed for the regu-
lation of insurance, surety and other underwriter rates in
Florida, granting to the Insurance Commissioner supervisory
power, etc.
39. It is called to your attention that in October 1944, the
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tion (a benevolent mutual benefit association organized under
provisions of Chapter 640, F. S. 1941) were convicted in the
United States District Court in Jacksonville of using the mails
to defraud in connection with the operations of said com-
pany. This company has since been liquidated and its business
terminated. There are several of such companies organized
and operating under Chapter 640 doing business in this State.
It is felt that the law permitting this class and type of insur-
ance business should be considered by the legislature to de-
termine whether or not any changes should be made in same,
or that it be repealed in permitting the organization there-
under of new companies. Such repeal could be made so that
it did not affect existing companies.
40. Complaint has been made by an insurance agent of one
of our larger Florida cities who was refused an agency by an
insurance company which was a member of a large under-
writer's association serving this part of the south and a local
organization in his city, on the ground that they could not
appoint him unless he became a member of such organization
located in said city. He charges that this local organization
will not permit its members to endorse one making an applica-
tion to be licensed as an insurance agent without their ap-
proval; also he has further charged that they require an
initiation fee of $1,000.00, and that recently when he did make
application for membership into this organization they re-
turned to him his initiation fee of $1,000.00 and $30.00 month-
ly dues which he had sent, without giving any reason there-
for. Complainant objects to this monopolistic control and com-
plains that because of it he was unable to get an insurance
agent's license at the time and agency of a particular insur-
ance company. Closed shops are inimicable to the public in-
terest, whether in the field of industry employment or white
collar occupation. This complaint is respectfully called to your
attention and recommendation by me made that an open door
policy be legislatively enacted.
41. It is recommended that Capter 22027, Acts of 1943,
amending Section 59.14, F. S. 1941, relating to appeals taken
by constitutional officers of the state, etc., and making such
appeals operate as a supersedeas, be further amended so as
to include the Florida Industrial Commission and other state
boards and commissions.
42. A law should be passed requiring that notice be served
upon the Attorney General of the institution of any suit where
the constitutionality of any statute or law of this state is
attacked or brought in question.
43. A law should be passed regulating and licensing, after
examination or compliance with prescribed tests, motor ve-
hicle mechanics. Administrative supervision under this law
could be placed with the Department of Public Safety in lieu
of creating any new board therefore.
44. This recommendation deals with drainage district ope-
rations, taxation and laws relating to our present state drain-
age programs.
(a) By Article II of the Treaty of February 22, 1819, be-
tween the United States of America and the Kingdom of
Spain, the United States acquired the Floridas. By several
acts of the Congress of the United States (See Acts of March
3, 1823, May 24, 1824, September 4, 1841, March 3, 1845, Sep-
tember 28, 1850, May 17, 1856 and March 3, 1857) the State
of Florida, or its predecessor the Territory of Florida, ac-
quired several million acres of land in said state, including
about five hundred thousand acres of internal improvement
lands and more than twenty million acres of swamp and
overflowed lands. The total land area in Florida is about
thirty-five million acres.
The Everglades Drainage District is located in eleven coun-
ties (Broward, Collier, Dade, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Mar-
tin, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie) and
includes within its boundaries about four million three hun-
dred thousand acres of land, the greater portion of which
came to the state from the United States as swamp and over-
flowed lands.
Although there may have been some work done in the Ever-
glades, looking toward their drainage, prior to 1913, the ma-
jority of the work done in that connection has been since
1913. The establishment of a separate political entity for
the purpose of draining the Everglades was first made in
1913, when the legislature enacted Chapter 6456, Acts of
1913, and created the Everglades Drainage District. This
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area usually referred to as the Everglades. The territory now
embraced in the district is substantially the same as when
first created, although there have, from time to time, been
minor changes in its boundaries.
From 1913 to about 1917 the Everglades Drainage District
was under the control and direction of a Board of Commis-
sioners, separate in personnel from that of the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund. From 1917 to about 1931 the
personnel of the Board of Commissioners for the Everglades
Drainage District and of the Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund was the same and consisted of the majority of
the Governor's cabinet. From 1931 to date the personnel
of the boards has been different.
Several million dollars in negotiable bonds have been issued
and negotiated under the express authority of the Everglades
Drainage laws, a large part of which bonds is now held by
the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. These bonds were
issued and negotiated under the laws authorizing and pro-
viding for the assessment and levy of drainage assessment
taxes for the payment of such bonds and the interest thereon.
The laws providing for the assessment and levy of such
drainage assessment taxes, to be used for the payment of
such bonds issued and negotiated by the Exerglades Drainage
District, have contained the following provisions:
1. That lands within the district held by the Trustees
of the Internal Improvement Fund shall be subject to
the assessments imposed by the district or its laws (this
provision has been in the law since the formation of the
district).
2. That the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund are authorized and empowered to pay the assess-
ments so imposed against their lands from any funds in
their possession, whether derived from the sale of lands
or from any other source (this provision has likewise
been in the laws since the formation of the district).
3. That the assessments imposed by the district or its
laws constitute a lien equal in dignity with the lien for
state and county taxes (this provision has been in the
laws since 1917).
There are several special or sub-drainage districts lying
within the boundaries of the Everglades the rd Drainage District
which were created under the general laws providing for the
creation of drainage districts, the said general drainage
laws now appearing as Chapter 298, Florida Statutes, 1941.
These drainage districts have issued and incurred large bonded
indebtedness. These general laws contain the following pro-
visions:
1. That the lands within the district owned by the
state shall be subject to the assessments imposed by the
district (this provision has been in the general drainage
laws since 1913).
2. That the assessments imposed by the district upon
state lands shall be paid out of funds derived from the
sale of state lands (this provision has been in the general
drainage laws since 1913).
3. That the assessments imposed by the district upon
lands within its boundaries constitute a lien of equal
dignity with state and county taxes (this provision was
not in the drainage laws when first enacted in 1913, but
was inserted in them by amendment in 1927).
In addition to the drainage districts, created under the
general drainage laws, within the Everglades Drainage Dis-
trict, there have been numerous other local and special drain-
age districts created under and by virtue of special or local
laws, which districts have, from time to time, negotiated and
incurred large bonded indebtedness. Most of these drainage
district laws usually contain the following or similar pro-
visions:
1. That the lands within the district owned by the Trus-
tees of the Internal Impovement Fund or by the state
shall be subject to the assessments imposed by the dis-
trict.
2. That the assessments imposed by the district upon
lands of the trustees or of the state shall be paid by
them from funds in their hands derived from the sale of
lands belonging to the state.
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lands within its boundaries constitute a lien of equal
dignity with' state and county taxes.
The drainage districts of the State of Florida have been
assessing, or attempting to assess, their drainage assessments
against the following classes of lands by the state or its
agencies:
1. Internal improvement, swamp and overflowed and
similar lands which came to the state under acts of
the Congress of the United States;
2. Lands acquired by the Trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Fund under their settlement with the Ever-
glades Drainage District and section 65 of chapter 14717,
laws of Florida, acts of 1931, and other similar lands;
3. Lands acquired by the state under the Murphy act
of 1937 and other tax forfeiture lands;
4. Lands acquired by the Trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Fund by exchanging other state or state
agency owned lands therefore under sections 253.42, et
seq. Florida Statutes, 1941, and prior laws; and,
5. Lands, usually former sovereignty lands, which
have been reclaimed and are now vested in the Trustees
of the Internal Improvement Fund by virtue of sections
253.06-253.15, Florida Statutes, 1941, and similar laws.
The lien for drainage assessments of the several drainage
districts of this state, both those created under the general
drainage laws and those created under local or special laws,
are usually made, by statute, equal in dignity with state and
county taxes.
In this connection we call attention to the construction
placed upon the acts by the Federal courts (Trustees Internal
Improvement Fund v. Southwest Tampa Storm Sewer Drain-
age District, 5th Ct., 142 Fed. (2d) 637). In this case the
federal courts held that the lien of the drainage district
under the general drainage laws was equal in dignity with
the lien of the state for state and county taxes; that under
the Murphy act the title and the tax lien of the state be-
came merged by the forfeiture and that there no longer existed
any lien for state and county taxes, that instead of such lien
there existed the fee title; and that the lien of the district
had not been wiped out by the forfeiture under the Murphy
act. Holdiin that the above points of law had been determined
by the Florida Supreme Court and that they were bound there-
by, such federal courts held that the only reasonable con-
clusion was that the drainage assessment liens became a first
lien upon the lands in question (superior to the title of the
state whose lien had merged with the forfeited title) and
that, in the distribution of compensation in a condemnation
proceeding for the taking of the lands in question, the lien
of the drainage district should be given priority over the-
claim of the state and should be paid in full before the state
may receive any compensation for its property. The effect
of the holding in the Southwest Tampa Storm Sewer case
was to pay off the drainage lien, in many cases leaving the
state no compensation for its property or a compensation much
less in amount than that received by the drainage district.
If the construction placed upon the parity acts by the
federal courts is correct, then such construction will have the
effect of divesting the state of much of its title to lands
acquired under the Murphy act.
Mr. F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary for the Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida, in a
report to the said trustees on the subject of "Drainage Taxes
on Internal Improvement Fund Land," under date of Febru-
ary 9, 1942, revealed the following facts concerning the In-
ternal Improvement Fund and the Everglades, to-wit:
1. "Prior to 1931 the Trustees paid Everglades Drainage
District taxes promptly when due. In fact the Trustees con-
tributed much more to drainage in the Everglades than
amounts of taxes on Internal Improvement Fund land therein.
A tabulation of amounts paid toward drainage to and includ-
ing 1930 shows the following:
Everglades Drainage District taxes on State land
in the District.............................................................$ 3,465,635.00
Amounts advanced to Everglades Drainage Dis-
trict account drainage tax certificates and as
taxes on certificated lands, and expense in
handling tax matters for the District..................$ 1,054,138.00
Sub Drainage District taxes on State land in Ever- -
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Straight donations for canals and other drainage
work from 1907 to 1930 inclusive....................... ...$ 1,009,059.00

Total amount contributed to drainage in the Ever-
glades by Trustees of Internal Improvement
Fund to and including 1930....................................$ 5,967,582.00
Amount paid into Internal Improvement Fund
from proceeds of State land in District during
same period ....- --......... ..........-- --... ............ ....$ 4,307,839.00
Amount paid by Trustees toward drainage in the
Everglades in excess of receipts from proceeds
of land in District........................ ........... ........ $ 1,659,743.00
"The surplus paid over and above receipts came from the
sale and lease of land lying outside of Everglades Drainage
District, from swamp and overflowed land, sovereignty, and
from whatever other source of revenue the Trustees had.
"It was a common misconception that the Internal Im-
provement Fund received much more from the sale of land in
Everglades Drainage District than the Trustes put into drain-
age there. The opposite is the fact." (Pages 3 and 4 of Mr.
Elliot's Report).
2. "It may be said, therefore, that with respect to the
TRUST under which swamp and overflowed land is held,
to-wit, 'that the proceeds of said land' shall be applied to
drainage-has been more than met in so far as State land
in the Everglades is concerned. The Trustees have kept the
Trust." (Page 4 of Mr. Elliot's Report).
In support of recommendation for legislation to remedy
the unfairness that exists in connection with the drainage
overtax levies over the state, the following is a general sum-
marization:
(b) The Supreme Court decisions placing drainage tax
on a parity with county ad valorem tax in all cases operates
as a frequent heavy penalty to both general revenue and
state school fund.
A recent decision rendered by it in a case coming up from
Duval County entitled: Macclenny Turpentine Company vs.
Baldwin Drainage District, reported in 18 So. (2d) page 792,
will disclose in the record that the lands involved were not
swamp and overflow lands, and that the valuation placed
on them for drainage assessment purposes is much in excess
of their valuation for county ad valorem tax. In conse-
quence, the drainage tax is 7 to 8 times higher than a gen-
eral tax for all purposes. The lands have paid no taxes
over a period of years-drainage or otherwise. The school
and general revenue tax income therefrom is staid, and in
consequence the governmental unit has to be supplied with
tax moneys from other sources to make up for the loss
of the ad valorem tax that otherwise would accrue from
the lands themselves. The county and state tax have not
been paid, but if paid would not relieve the equal lien of
drainage tax, and this latter has been high and as stated
above, levied on the valuation much in excess of the general
revenue tax.
The fact that drainage taxes ought to be paid by the state
over its swamp and overflow land, does not justify the same
program with respect to other types of land; and the fact
that the drainage necessary for swamp and overflow lands
might warrant a parity lien for that tax, does not justify
the same status for drainage on other types of lands. It is
true that the state acquired its swamp and overflow lands
for the purpose of their drainage, and with an obligation
to the United States government to use the proceeds ac-
cruing from the sale of the land in their drainage; however
this does not warrant the same program that might be
justifiably pursued with respect to that type of lands being
used in the promotion of drainage districts existing of a dif-
ferent type.
The general distinction which should be drawn in working
with the parity question is fairly reached by the general
drainage law of 1913, namely Chapter 6458, Laws of 1913,
on the one side and the Everglades Drainage District on the
other. That is to say, the Everglades Drainage District was
so vast in area and so completely worthless without a com-
plete and adequate system of drainage, that to put drainage
taxes for that district on a parity with general state and
county taxes, might have some justification, whereas, dis-
tricts organized under the act of 1913 in possession of various
counties of the state is done upon an entirely different foot-
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increased valuations, but did not create values so as to war-
rant making drainage taxes in effect paramount and su-
perior to general taxes for county, school and state purposes.
There exists in the state numerous instances of more than
one drainage district over the same land resulting in multi-
plying the evils and inequalities here pictured by the number
of such overlapping districts.
Where the drainage certificate exists occupying the status
of an equal lien with county .and state taxes, the amount of
drainage tax liable thereunder is always far in excess of the
county and state tax. Speaking of conditions existing prior to
the abolition of the state ad valorem tax, resulting in the
drainage tax becoming really a prior lien because of its existing
in the largest amount, a tax deed would be worthless to a pur-
chaser from the county or state, and the larger liability still
remaining unpaid practically gives to this drainage lien the
status of a superior claim.
The surprising figures showing amounts of state land sale
revenues that have had to be used in paying drainage certifi-
cate liabilities out of funds in the hands of the Trustees, will
show vast sums of money expended under this very faulty
existing system by the state, with totally incommensurate re-
turns therefrom, at the expense of county and state general
revenues and school funds.
In any bill designed to correct these inequalities or discrim-
inations against general taxes for county and school purposes,
legislation should, among other things, have in mind a better
tax deed than is now obtainable in such cases and situations.
There are many districts in the state containing lands which
receive no benefits from the supposed drainage. We have law
that permits areas within municipalities receiving no benefit
from such inclusion being under court order removed or taken
out from within such municipalities. This same principle
might be applied to relieve the undrained and unbenefited
lands in drainage districts.
Many districts existing in the state now were organized
under the 1913 act which did not give the drainage tax a
parity standing with state and county levels, but which since
the passage of the 1927 act are being construed now by the
courts to have such equal standing. Many of these older dis-
tricts organized under the first law have never been improved
or developed, but the lands stand subject to the parity tax
liability of the later law, without improvement.
The foregoing is lengthy but justifiably so because of the
importance of the subject matter and the necessity of some
detail in portraying its various aspects. I recommend legisla-
tive consideration concerning the same.
45. I recommend broader authority be given by statute for
the investment of state, county and municipal funds in obliga-
tions of the United States.
46. I recommend the adoption of the proposed uniform law
for acknowledgements and other notarial acts before commis-
sioned officers of the army and navy.
47. I recommend the state uniform act proposed by the
Council of State Governments with reference to powers of at-
torney granted by persons serving in the armed forces of the
United States.
48. I recommend the adoption of the proposed uniform act
by the Council of State Governments relating to proof of wills
where subscribing witnesses are unavailable by reason of serv-
ice in the armed forces of the United States.
49. I recommend an act providing for the appointment of
a conservator for missing military personnel.
50. I recommend the passage of an act that will set up a
rule for establishing death or other status of missing military
service persons.
51. An Act should be considered setting up a different meth-
od for sale of state owned Murphy lands.
52. 1 recommend that Section 818.01, Florida Statutes, 1941,
formerly section 7316, C. G. L. be amended so as to exclude
from its application wearing apparel. See the decision of
Hayes, Sheriff vs. Jones, 2 So. (2d), page 588 in this connec-
tion. The statute construed as in this cited case presents a
field for much imposition and injustice.
53. I recommend the passage of An Act that will put a stop
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"Florida State" and any other similar use of words that would
present the appearance of official State authorization in the
naming of corporations, associations or groups for business,
charity, philanthropic, commercial, trade or any other purpose
not actual, genuine State governmental functioning.
54. I recommend the passage of An Act that will require tax
assessors and sheriffs to report to the Trustees of the I. I.
Fund trespasses on state lands, having specially in mind un-
lawful timber cutting, and for the same officials to report to
the Forestry Board all fires.
Respectfully submitted,
J. TOM WATSON,
Attorney General.
Mr. Collins moved that the rules be waived and that the
House do now proceed to the order of Consideration of Reports
of Select Committees.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote and it was so or-
dered.

REPORTS OF SELECT COMMITTEES
State of Florida
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Tallahassee, Fla.
February 17, 1945.

To the Honorable Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives, and,
Honorable Walter Rose,
President of the Senate,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Gentlemen:
Your Joint Committee appointed pursuant to Concurrent
Resolution No. 17 of the 1943 Session of the Florida State Leg-
islature begs leave to report their findings and recommenda-
tions, hereto attached, as authorized by said Resolution.
Your Joint Committee have had 750 copies of said report
published with a list of the Members of said Joint Committee
and Executive Secretary.
In compliance with the authority of Concurrent Resolution
No. 17, we herewith submit our completed report and recom-
mendations. This report has been approved by the Members
of your Efficiency and Economy Committee.
Respectfully submitted,
(signature)
JERRY COLLINS,
Chairman, '
Committee on Efficiency
and Economy; Represen-
tative of Sarasota County.

Mr. Collins moved the adoption of the report.
Which was agreed to and the Report of the Committee on
Efficiency and Economy was adopted, and the action of the
House was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Jenkins moved that the rules be waived and that the
House do now revert to the order of business of Introduction
of House Resolutions.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote and it was so or-
dered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Jenkins of Alachua-
H. R. No. 4-Whereas, the Special Joint Economy and Ef-
ficiency Committee of the Florida Legislature composed of
Representatives: Jerry Collins, Thomas B. Dowda, James L.
Hardin and L. C. Leedy of the House; and Senators: Harri-
son E. Barringer, W. Turner Davis and Amos Lewis represent-
ing the Senate, was created by the 1943 Legislature and its
work was made possible by the cooperation of former Gov-
ernor Spessard L. Holland and Governor Millard Caldwell, and
by cooperating departments, and



April 5, 1945



INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND
JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Cobb of Orange-
H. B. No. 15-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
4846, revised General Statutes of Florida, the same being -
Chapter 6932, compiled General Laws, 1927, as amended by
Section 1, Chapter 16067, Acts of 1933, as amended by Chap-
ter 20250, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941, as amended by
Chapter 20525, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941, relating to legal
holidays.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Mr. Baskin of Marion-
H. B. No. 16-A bill to be entitled An Act creating a State
Welfare Board; prescribing their powers and duties; providing
that said State Welfare Board shall be the agency for the
United States, State, County and Municipal governments in
the administration of funds for old age assistance, aid to
the blind and aid to dependent children; authorizing the
State Welfare Board to promulgate rules and regulations nec-
essary to carry out the intent and purposes of this Act; fixing
the qualifications of persons entitled to monetary assistance
under this Act, and repealing all laws or parts of laws in
conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Public Welfare and Appropriations.
Mr. Carlton moved that House Bill No. 16, which had been
referred to the Committee on Public Welfare and Appropria-
tions be also referred to the Committee on Judiciary "C".
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
By Mr. Carlton of Duval-
H. B. No. 17-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
125.29, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Section 3 of
Chapter 21997, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943 relating to the
establishment of County Fire Control Units; confirming and
validating all fire control unit referendum elections and all
fire control agreements heretofore entered into between the
Florida Board of Forestry and Parks and any county.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Forestry, Lumber and Naval Stores.
By Mr. Baskin of Marion-
H. B. No. 18-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide that
nothing in Florida Statutes, 1941, shall be construed as pro-
hibiting the sale of citrus fruit by producer or owner to a
truck man, providing same is inspected for maturity.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
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Whereas, the said Committee has by extensive research and
devotion to duty completed a very valuable analysis and re-
port on the questions of the government of Florida at an ex-
ceedingly small expenditure of funds, and
Whereas, the report is of necessity lengthy and bulky; there-
by making it impractical for each member to be expected to
study the said report in complete detail in the short time
available,
THEREFORE: BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Repre-
sentatives of the State of Florida:
1. That the House of Representatives does hereby ex-
tend its thanks and appreciation to the Committee, to
former Governor Holland and Governor Caldwell and to
cooperating departments for this valuable report; and
2. That the Speaker of the House appoint a committee
of fifteen members of the House including the members
above named to receive and study the said report and
recommend action to the House of Representatives; and
3. That the State Senate be and it is hereby invited to
provide a committee of twelve, including the Senate mem-
bers of said committee, to work jointly with the said com-
mittee of the House.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Jenkins moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to and House Resolution No. 4 was
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By Mr. Carlton of Duval-
H. B. No. 19-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
32.14, Statutes of 1941, providing therein fees for indexing,
docketing, and filing certain papers.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "B."
Mr. Baskin of Marion-
H. B. No. 20-A bill to entitled An Act to provide aid to
certain indigent crippled persons.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees' on Public Welfare and Appropriations.
By Mr. Carlton of Duval-
H. B. No. 21-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
374.21 (5) of the Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to salt water
fisheries, providing for a closed season on all fishing in St.
Johns River as far south as Volusia Bar during the closed
season for the taking of bass.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Salt Water Fisheries.
By Messrs. Midyette and Carraway of Leon-
H. B. No. 22-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
585.11, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the control, preven-
tion, suppression and extirpation of contagious, infectious and
communicable diseases affecting domestic animals and
poultry; authorizing and directing the State Live Stock Sani-
tary Board to cooperate with the agencies and authorities of
the United States in connection therewith.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Livestock.
By Messrs. Holland and McDonald of Hillsborough and
Peters of Dade-
H. J. R. No. 23-A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amend-
ment to Article VIII of the Constitution of the State of Florida
Relative to Assessment'of Property for Taxes and the Collec-
tion of Taxes, by Amending Sections 11 and 12 of Article VIII
of the Constitution of the State of Florida as adopted at the
General Election of November, 1944, said amendment to pro-
vide for the re-numbering of Sections 11 and 12 of Article VIII
of the Constitution of the State of Florida as adopted at the
General Election in November, 1944, and to amend Section 11
and 12 of Article VIII of the Constitution of the State of
Florida, and to provide that in the County of Hillsborough,
State of Florida, the County Tax Assessor shall assess the
property of the county for the Purpose of Levying State,
County, Schools and Municipalities in the County of Hills-
borough except the City of Plant City, Florida, which shall be
exempt from the provisions of this Amendment, Taxes Levied
by the State, County, County School Board, School District,
Special Tax School Districts and the Municipalities of the
County except the City of Plant City, Florida.
Be It Resolved By the Legislature of the State of Florida:
That the following amendment of Article VIII of the Con-
stitution of the State of Floriida relative to the Assessment and
collection of all taxes in the County of Hillsborough, State of
Florida, by re-numbering Section 11 as adopted at the General
Election of 1944 so as to make it read Section 12 of Article
VIII of the Consittution of the State of Florida, and by amend-
ing Section 12 of Article VIII of the Constitution of the State
of Florida as adopted at the General Election in November, of
1944 so as to make it read Section 13 of Article VIII of the
Constitution of the State of Florida, and to exclude the City
of Plant City from said Amendment; Be and the e same is
hereby agreed to and shall be submitted to the Electors of the
State of Florida for Ratification or Rejection at the General
Election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday
In November, 1946:
Section 12. 1. From and after January 1, 1948, the County
Tax Assessor of Hillsborough County shall assess all property
for all State, County, School and Municipal Taxes to be levied
in Hillsborough County by the State, County, County School
Board, School Districts, Special Tax School Districts and
Municipalities except in the City of Plant City, Florida, which
city shall be exempt from the provisions of this Section.
2. The Legislature shall, at the Legislative Session in 1947
and from time to time thereafter, enact laws specifying the
powers, functions, duties and compensation of the County
Tax Assessor designated in Paragraph 1 of Section 12, and
shall likewise provide by law for the extension on the Assess-



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ment Roll of the County Tax Assessor of all taxes levied by
the State, County, County School Board, School Districts,
Special Tax School Districts and Municipalities located in the
County of Hillsborough, State of Florida, with the exceptions
of the Ctiy of Plant City, which is hereby exempt from the
provisions of this Amendment.
Section 13. 1. From and after January 1, 1948, the County
Tax Collector in the County of Hillsborough, State of Florida,
shall collect all taxes levied in the County by the State,
County, County School Board, Sphool Districts, Special Tax
School Districts and Municipalities of Hillsborough County,
Florida, except in the City of Plant City, it being exempt
from the provisions of this Amendment.
2. The Legislature shall at the Legislative Session of 1947,
and from time to time thereafter, enact laws specifying the
powers, functions, duties and compensation of County Tax
Collector designated in Paragraph 1 of Section 13, and shall
likewise provide for the collection, care, custody, reporting and
disbursement of all taxes collected by the County Tax
Collector.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Simpson of Jefferson-
H. B. No. 24-A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the
sale, offering for sale, and transportation of agricultural and
vegetable seeds and providing for inspection and testing
thereof; to prevent misrepresentation and fraud in the ad-
vertisement and sale thereof; providing for the enforcement
hereof and repealing Chapter 21942, Laws of Florida, Acts
of 1943, and all laws in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Agriculture.
By Mr. Amos of Santa Rosa-
H. B. No. 25-A bill to be entitled An Act granting to users of
gasoline in farming operations a rebate of six cents per gal-
lon of the tax paid thereon and providing for the refund of
such part of said tax, subject to limitations, upon application
and proof of such use.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Mr. Amos moved that House Bill No. 25 which had been
referred to the Committee on Finance and Taxation be also
referred to the Committee on Agriculture.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
By Messrs. Lanier of Highland, Jenkins of Alachua, Burnsed
of Baker, Wainwright of Bradford, Roberts of Brevard, Bur-
well and Stirling of Broward, Wotitzky of Charlotte, Yeomans
of Citrus, Rivers of Clay, Bedenbaugh of Columbia, Okell,
Oelkers and Peters of Dade, Ingraham of DeSoto, Crews,
Carlton and Morgan of Duval, Cook of Flagler, Ayers of
Gilchrist, Peoples of Glades, Taylor of Hardee, Stewart of
Hendry, Holland, McMullen and McDonald of Hillsborough,
Williams of Holmes, MacWilliam of Indian River, Sellar of
Lake, Stewart of Lee, McKenzie of Levy, Peavy of Madison,
Fuqua and Ray of Manatee, Baskin and Curtis of Marion,
Papy of Monroe, McKendree of Nassau, Hendry of Okeechobee,
Leedy of Orange, Bronson of Osceola, Bollinger and Eliott of
Palm Beach, Hendley of Pasco, Harris, Baker and Clement of
Pinellas, .Hardin, Smith and Murray of Polk, Dowda and
Middleton of Putnam, Turner and Sheppard of St. Johns,
Saunders of St. Lucie, Collins of Sarasota, Smith and Mann
of Seminole, Getzen of Sumter, Gilmore and Delegal of Su-
wanee, Andrews of Union, Walker and Nilsson of Volusia,
Beasley of Walton.
H. B. No. 26-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
establishment, construction, equipment, maintenance, opera-
tion, and management of the South Florida State Hospital
and fixing the location thereof: authorizing and directing the
Board of State Institutions of the State of Florida to accept
as a donation or gift lands described herein as a location for
said South Florida State Hospital: authorizing and directing
cooperation between the said Hospital and the United States
and its agencies: providing for the management, control and
operation of said Hospital, and making an appropriation for
said Hospital.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
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By Mr. Darby of Escambia-
H. B. No. 27-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
maintenance and working of prisoners convicted for violation
of city ordinances in city, recorders and municipal courts of
the several cities of the State of Florida and authorizing the
cities and municipalities of the State of Florida to place such
persons in the custody of the Board of County Commissioners
of the several counties of the State of Florida, and in the
county convict camps of such counties for custody and keeping
and work while under sentence of the city, municipal- and
recorder's court, and authorizing the several cities and counties
of the State of Florida to enter into agreements and contracts
with the Board of County Commissioners and counties where-
in such cities are located, for the maintenance, keeping and
working of person under sentence for violation of such city
in such cities are located, for the maintenance, keeping and
working of persons under sentence by municipal and city
courts for violation of ordinances.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "B".
Mr. Hancock moved that House Bill No. 27 which had been
referred to the Committee on Judiciary "B"' be also referred
to the Committee on Citie and Towns.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
By Mr. Andrews of Union-
H. B. No. 28-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide funds
for assistance of the aged, blind and afflicted persons: pro-
viding said funds be collected by an admission tax on all
amusement tickets or passes; providing the manner of the
collection of said tax; designating the account in which said
funds shall be deposited; providing for the disbursement of
such funds; providing penalty for failure to comply with this
act and providing the time this act shall become effective.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Amusements.
Mr. Leedy moved that House Bill No. 28 which had been re-
ferred to the Committee on Public Amusements be also re-
ferred to the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
W,;hich was agreed to and it was so ordered.
By Messrs. Melton of Lafayette, Floyd of Franklin, Baker of
Pinellas, Collins of Sarasota, Curtis of Marion, Nilsson of
VolUsia, and Saunders of St. Lucie.
f. B. No. 29-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
241.04 Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to admission of female
students at the University of Florida, by providing the quali-
fications under which females may enroll and be admitted as
students at the University of Florida, and repealing all laws
in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education "B".
,By iMr. Stewart of Hendry-
H. B. No. 30-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
550.01, Florida Statutes, 1941, by increasing the membership
of the State Racing Commission.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Public Amusements and Appropriations.
:By Mr. Stewart of Hendry-
H. B. No. 31-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
341.01,.Florida Statutes, 1941, by increasing the membership
of the State Road Department.
ii Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Public Roads and Highways and Appropria-
tions.
By Mr. Andrews of Union-
HJ B. No. 32-A bill to be entitled An Act levying and im-
posing an excise tax on all soft drinks or beverages,, either
bottled or otherwise, sold'within the State of Florida: To pre-
scribe the duties of the Comptroller in collecting and enforc-
ing this tax: and prescribing penalties for failure to pay
the same.
,Which was-read the first time by title and referred to the
Comnilittee on Finance and Taxation.
Mr. Hancock moved that House Bill No. 32 which had been
referred to the Committee on Finance and Taxation be also
referred to the Committee on Judiciary "C".
Which was not agreed to and House Bill No. 32 was referred
to the Committee on Finance and Taxation only.



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By Messrs. Jenkins of Alachua and Floyd of Franklin-
H. B. No. 33-A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal Chapter
21777, general laws of Florida, 1943, entitled "An Act re-
lating to public education to prohibit the establishment or
organization of fraternities, sororities, or other secret organi-
zations whose membership consists in whole or in part of pu-
pils enrolled in the public schools' of the State of Florida;
to prohibit pupils enrolled in the public schools of the State
of Florida from belonging to fraternities, sororities or other
secret organizations; to authorize County Boards of Public
Instruction to prescribe any necessary regulations and to en-
force the provisions of this Act and to repeal all laws in con-
flict with this Act."
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education "B".
By Mr. Stewart of Hendry-
H. B. No. 34-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 182.03, Florida Statutes, 1941, by increasing the mem-
bership of the board of commissioners of the Police Officers
Insurance and Annuity Fund.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Messrs. Okell, Oelkers and Peters of Dade-
H. B. No. 35-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sections
182.03, 182.04, 182.10, 182.15 and 182.21, Florida Statutes, 1941,
relating to the board of commissioners of the Police Officers'
Insurance and Annuity Fund and to the Police Officers' In-
surance and Annuities.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Wotitzky of Charlotte-
H. B. No. 36-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering any bank or trust company having trust powers,
incorporated under the laws of a state other than the State
of Florida, and any national banking association having trust
powers, located outside of the State of Florida, to act in the
State of Florida as executor, administrator, testamentary
trustee, guardian or curator, and prescribing the terms and
conditions under which such bank or trust company may act
in any or all such capacities, and repealing so much of
Chapter 18399, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1937, the same being
Chapter 655, Section 27, Florida Statutes 1941, and so much
of all other laws as are in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A".
Mr. Stewart of Hendry moved that House Bill No. 36 which
had been referred to the Committee on Judiciary "A" be also
referred to the Committee on Banks and Loans.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
By Messrs. McKenzie of Levy, Delegal and Gilmore of Su-
wannee, Carswell of Washington, Nesmith of Wakulla, Wil-
liams of Holmes, Barber of Dixie, Stewart of Lee-
H. J. R. No. 37-A joint resolution proposing an amendment
to the Constitution of the State of Florida by repealing Sec-
tion 30, Article IV, relating to the executive department, cre-
ating a Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission.
Be it Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
That Article IV of the Constitution of the State of Florida
be amended by repealing Section 30 of said Article, relating
to the Executive Department, creating a Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission, be and the same is hereby agreed
to, and shall be submitted to the electors of the State of
Florida for ratification or rejection at the general election
to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in
November, A. D. 1946, as follows:
That Section 30 of Article IV of the Constitution of the
State of Florida, relating to creating a commission known, as
the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, fixing the
method of appointment, term of office, compensation, powers
and duties; providing for a director and fixing his duties;
providing for a State Game Fund; and providing that the
Legislature may enact laws in aid thereof, be and the same is
hereby repealed and rescinded.
Which was read the first time by title .and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
.By Messrs. Okell, Peters and Oelkers of Dade-
H. B. No. 38-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for a
seventy-two hour work week for firemen, and repealing Chap-











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ters 167.62 and 167.63 Florida Statutes 1941 and any and all
other laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Mr. Walker of Volusia-
H B, No. 39-A bill to be entitled An Act to fix the salaries
of the Circuit Judges of the State of Florida,
Which was read the first time by title And referred to the
Committees on Judiciary "B" and Appropriatidns.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Mr. Papy moved that House Bill No. 3. which was .intro-
duced yesterday and referred to the Committee on Military
and Veterans Affairs be also referred to the Committee on
Public Amusements.
Pending consideration thereof- .
Mr. Leedy moved that the motion by Mr. Papy be amended
to further refer House Bill No. 3 to the Committee on Fi-
nance and Taxation.
Which was agreed to.,
The .question then recurred. on the motion by Mr. Papy,
as amended, to refer House Bill No. 3 to the Committees on
Public Amusements and Finance and Taxation.:',:.
Which was agreed to.
S: COMMITTEE REPORTS ,
'ApriU-,.945
Mr. Floyd of Franklin, Chairman of the Committee on
Judiciary "B", reported that the. Committee had- carefully
considered the following bill and recommends that it do pass.
H. B. No. 19-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
'32.14, Statutes of 1941, providing therein fees for indexing;
docketing, and filing certain papers.
And ,House Bill No. 19, contained in the above report,
was placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 5, 1945.
Mr. Floyd, Chairman of thb Committee on Judiciary "B",
reported that the Committee had carefully considered the fol-
lowing bill and recommends that it does not pass.
H. B. No. 39-A bill to be entitled An Act to fix the salaries
of the circuit Judges of the State of Florida.
And House Bill No. 39, contained in the above report, was
placed on the table under the 'rule.
April 5, 1945.
"Mr. McKendree of Nassau, Chairman of the Committee on
Census and Apportionment, reported .that the Committee had
carefully considered the following bill and recommends that
it do pass. .
S. B. No. 1-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
the Taking of the Population Census for the State of Florida
in the Year 1945 and Making Appropriation therefore.
And Senate Bill No. 1, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
: April 5, 1945.'
EMr. Clement of Pinellas, Chairman of the Committee on Ap-
propriations, reported that the Committee had carefully con-
sidered the following bill and recommends that it do pass.
S. B. No. 1-A bill to be entitled An Act ,to provide for the
taking of the population census of the State of Florida in the
year 1945 and making, appropriation therefore.
SAnd Senate Bill,.No. 1, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.



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"April 5, 1945.
Mr. Papy of Monroe, Chairman of the Committee on Public
Amusements, reported that the Committee had carefully con-
sidered the following bill and recommends that it do pass,
H. B. No. 9-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
551.12 of the Florida Statutes of 1941, with respect to frontons,
the powers, duties and liabilities of the State Racing Commis-
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the: issuance 'and granting of permits and licenses for the op-
eration thereof, and the number of operation, dys.
And House lill No. 9, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:



SENATE CHAMBER
STallahassee, Fla.

Hon. Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:



April 4, 1945.



J am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE, THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING:
That the American Legion Auxiliary to the Claude L, Sapls
Post No. 13 located at Tallahassee, Florida, be and is herbby
granted permission to operate a cold drink stand and othde.
concessions incidental thereto, for the uses and purposes 0f
their organization, at a place in the lobby to be designated
by the President of the Senate jointly with the Speaker of
the House of Repreesntatives, upon 'the same terms and d6i-
ditions and with the same limitations as the same ,hs
operated during the 1943 session of the Legislature, the fti
thority hereby granted to take effect immediately and t
continue for the entire length of the biennial session of 1945,
as well as for any subsequent special session of the Legislatur
which may be called prior to the convening of the 1947 sesSioh
of the Legislature.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the Hobii
therein.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2 was read the first
time in full.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and the con-
curient resolution be read a second time in full.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote and Senate Con-
current Resolution No. 2 was read the second time in full,
Mr Simpson moved the adoption of the Concurrent Re6liU-
tion.
Which was agreed to and Senate Concurrnet Resolutiofh to.
2 was adopted and was certified to the Senate.
The following message from the Senate was received Atid
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
iTallahassee, Fla.
April 4, 1045.
Hon. Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives..
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of ftFre-
sentatives that'the Senate has passed-
S. B. No. 1-A bill td be entitled An Act to Provide for the
Taking of the Population Census of the State of Florida in
the Year 1945 and Making Appropriation Therefor.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the Hotise
therein.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the SeAite.



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And Senate Bill No. 1, contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was referred to the Com-
mittees on Census and Apportionment and Appropriations.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS ON SECOND READING
H. B. No. 5-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to edu-
cation: To amend Section 242.05 Florida Statutes of 1941
by increasing the value of the instruction unit; by providing
for the establishment of a State Supervisory Fund, and a
State Foundation Program Fund for the Public Schools of
Florida; by making appropriations therefore, and by providing
for the apportionment and distribution and expenditure
thereof.
Was taken up.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 5 be read a second time by its title.
'Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 5 was read a second time by its title.
Amendment No. 1:
Mr. Simpson of Jefferson offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 5.
In Section 2 after the comma following sub-section "A" add
the following:
Provided however that the State Board of Education may
alter this requirement during a national or local emergency as
it may apply to an individual school or schools and that said
school or schools shall then participate in the distribution of
funds provided for in this Act in proportion to the length of the
school term held.
Mr. Simpson moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to and Amendment No. 1 was
adopted.
Amendment No. 2:
Mr. Simpson of Jefferson offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 5:
In Section 2 in sub-section "D" add a period after the word
"law", and strike out all words in the subsection thereafter.
Mr. Simpson moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to and Amendment No. 2 was
adopted.
Mr. Simpson moved the rules be further waived and H. B.
No. 5, as amended, be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And H. B. No. 5, as amended, was read the third time in
full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of H. B. No. 5, as
amended, the result was:



Yeas-90.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Crews
Nays-None.



Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly



Lambe
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples
Peters



Pooser
Poston.
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Sheppard
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart,E.L.
Stewart, W. W
Stirling
Turner
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 5 passed, as amended.



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And the same was ordered referred to the Committee on
Engrossed Bills.
H. B. No. 6-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to educa-
tion: to provide an emergency approrpiation to the County
School Fund for the instructional salary portion of the State
Teachers Salary Fund for 'the school year 1944-45 in a sum
equivalent, to $200.00 for each instruction unit for instruc-
tional personnel in the State during the school year 1943-44.
Was taken up.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 6 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 6 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 6 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its 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-90.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Crews



Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
"Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly



Lambe
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples
Peters



Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Sheppard
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Turner
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Nays-None.
So H. B. No. 6 passed, title as stated.
Mr. Simpson moved the rules be further waived and H. B.
6 be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And H. B. No. 6 was ordered immediately certified to the
Senate.
Mr. Hancock moved that the rules be waived and that
the House do now revert to the order of business of Intro-
duction of House Bills and Joint Resolutions.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote and it was so
ordered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Hancock of Madison-
H. B. No. 40-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter
29.03, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to the compensation for
services of official Court Reporters, changing the basis from
a unit of one hundred words to a unit of one page.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Mr. Okell of Dade--
H. B. No. 41-A bill to be entitled an Act to compensate sol-
diers who suffered the total loss of sight, or the loss of one
arm or one leg, as a result of service in World Wars I or II,
defining the word "soldier" and making appropriation therefore.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs and Appropria-
tions.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ENGROSSED BILLS
Mr. Peavy, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills,
submitted the following report:










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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Tallahassee, Florida, April 5, 1945
Hon. Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was referred
(with amendments), after third reading:
H. B. No. 5-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to edu-
cation: To amend Section 242.05 Florida Statutes of 1941
by increasing the value of the instruction unit; by providing
for the establishment of a State Supervisory Fund, and a
State Foundation Program Fund for the Public Schools of
Florida; by making appropriations therefore, and by providing
for the apportionment and distribution and expenditure
thereof.
Have carefully examined, and find same correctly engrossed.
Very respectfully,
OTIS R. PEAVY,
Chairman of Committee.

And H. B. No. 5, contained in the above report, was
ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Hancock moved that a committee of three be ap-



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pointed to escort Mrs. Neil Alford, National Committeewo-
man of the State of Florida, to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to. Thereupon, the Speaker appointed
Messrs. Hancock, Simpson and Peavy to escort Mrs. Alford
to the rostrum where she was introduced to the member-
ship of the House.
Mr. Peters moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort Mr. Joe Adams of Miami, President of the State
Hotel Association, to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to. Thereupon the Speaker appointed
Messrs. Peters, Oelkers and Okell to escort Mr. Adams to the
rostrum where he was introduced to the membership of the
House.
Mr. Jernigan moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort Mr. W. R. Helie of Escambia County, a former
member of the House of Representatives, to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to. Thereupon the Speaker appointed
Messrs. Jernigan, Darby and Papy to escort Mr. Helie to
the rostrum where he was introduced to the membership
of the House.
Mr. Simpson 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 12 noon the House stood ad-
journed until 10 A. M. tomorrow morning.












JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Friday, April 6, 1945



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10 A. M.



The roll was called and
to their names:



Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin .
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Crews
Curtis



Darby
Davis
Delegal
Dowda
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Kelly
Lambe



the following members answered



Lanier
Leedy
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McAlpin
MacGowan
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
McMullen
MacWilliam
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Pooser



Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
The reading of the Journal was dispensed with.
The Journal for Thursday, April 5, was ordered corrected
as follows: Before H. J. R. No. 23 strike out: "By Mr. Curtis
of Marion" and insert in lieu thereof: "By Messrs. Holland
and MacDonald of Hillsborough and Peters of Dade."
The Journal was corrected and as corrected was approved.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. John-
son and Cook from attendance upon the session of the House
for today.
The Speaker announced the following addition to Standing
Committees: Mr. Bedenbaugh appointed to the Committee on
Public Health.
The Speaker announced the appointment of the following
as Members of the Special Joint Economy and Efficiency
Committee, pursuant under House Resolution No. 4, adopted
on the 5th day of April, 1945: Messrs. Collins, Chairman;
Carlton, Vice-Chairman; Ferran, Beasley, Bollinger, Fuqua,
Hardin, Leedy, Dowda, Clement, Oelkers, Walker, Shepperd,
McMullen, Jenkins.
The Speaker announced the appointment of Verna Thorn-
ton and W. B. Lanier as Reading Clerks for the House of
Representatives, effective April 3, 1945.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Peters, Okell and Oelkers of Dade-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 2-A Concurrent Resolu-
tion officially recognizing the story, life and achievements of
Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross; setting
aside the second Thursday of October, of each year as Clara
Barton Day; requesting Congress of the United States to
establish a Clara Barton Day.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CON-
CURRING:
That we hereby officially recognize and do declare: That
there is no surviving American of either sex, the story of whose
life and achievements is more thrilling and fascinating than
that of Clara Barton; that her achievements in the evening
of her life, are greater than the conquests of nations or the
inventions of genius; that she left to the world a legacy of
accomplishment, which with every passing year has matured,



and throughout the future, will mature and expand into wider
and more fruitful fields of beneficence; that she met the
opposition and hardships of a pioneer, but her industry and
zeal were as unflagging as her sympathies were universal, her
labors never ceasing until her idea of organized relief had
thrust its roots deep in the soul of America and that great
instrument of mercy, the American Red Cross, had been en-
grafted into the body of this Republic; that as we witness the
terrible catastrophes of the nations that now confront us, the
memory of the gentle ministrations of her who won the name
of "Angel of the Battlefield" cannot but be a mighty stimulent
to the hopes of sorrowing and war ridden peoples everywhere;
that she went in person upon the battlefields of three wars,
the Civil War in the United States; the Franco-Prussian War;
and the Spanish-American War, and there, unblinded by
smoke and carnage, free from hysteria, with perfect self-
control, she showed mankind the way out and proved that
civilization was not dead; that the crown of this leadership
of humanity was the foundation and beginning of that world
wide movement of relief that not only upon the stricken fields
of war, but in the calamities of peace has immeasurably re-
duced the sum of human misery; that as long as the Ameri-
can Red Cross endures or its name is remembered, the memory
of its founder will be cherished.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Second Thursday of
October of each successive year hereafter be, and the same
hereby is, set apart and designated as CLARA BARTON DAY
throughout the State of Florida; that the Governor at the
appropriate time before said day of each year may call atten-
tion to said day, and call upon the people of Florida, the
schools, churches and other organizations to observe CLARA
BARTON DAY by appropriate activities and exercises that
fittingly do homage to her great name.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we recommend to the
Congress of the United States that by appropriate action it
establish and designate a CLARA BARTON DAY for the
entire nation, to the end that the civilized world may know
that the soul of America is alive and responsive to the grati-
tude it owes to those whose lives and characters embody and
symbolize the spirit and heart of this great Democracy, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that when CLARA BARTON
DAY has become national, the State of Florida will cease to
observe the day herein named and will thereafter observe the
national CLARA BARTON DAY; that a copy of this resolu-
tion be forwarded to the members of the Florida delegation
in the national Congress, and the officials of the American
Red Cross.
Which was read in full and referred to the Committee on
Resolutions.
By Messrs. Harrell of Liberty, Carraway of Leon, Carswell
of Washington, Floyd of Franklin, Midyette of Leon, Hancock
of Madison-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 3-
A resolution to invite the Honorable Claude Pepper, United
States Senator from Florida, to address a joint session of
the Florida Legislature.
WHEREAS, Senator Claude Pepper will be in the State of
Florida during this session of the Legislature and will be
available to address a joint session of the Senate and the
House of Representatives,
WHEREAS, a message from Senator Pepper will be of
great benefit to the members of the Senate and the House of
Representatives due to his intimate knowledge of, and in-
terest in National and inter-National affairs, and,
WHEREAS, Senator Pepper has been approached by the
introducers of this concurrent Resolution relative to speaking
before a joint session of this body, and that he indicated a
willingness to accept at such"time as he is invited,
THEREFORE, be it resolved by the House of Representa-
tives; the Senate Concurring, that the Honorable Claude Pep-
per, United States Senator from Florida, be and is hereby

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invited to address a joint session of the Florida Legislature.
That a committee from the House and from the Senate be
named to make arrangements with Senator Pepper as to the
time said address will be delivered and the carrying out the
provisions of the Resolution, and that a copy of this Resolu-
tion be given to Senator Pepper.
Which was read in full and referred to the Committee on
Resolutions.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Shepperd of St. Johns-
H. B. No. 42-A bill to be entitled An Act creating the
Florida State Advertising Commission; defining its powers and
duties; and providing an appropriation for its operation and
for advertising purposes.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on State Publicity and Appropriations.
By Mr. Simpson of Jefferson-
H. B. No. 43-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to State
Standards of Weights and Measures and the use and regula-
tion of such weights and measures and weighing and meas-
uring devices and providing for the administration and en-
forcement of the provisions of this act and providing penalties
for its violation.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Mr. Kelly of Collier-
H. B. No. 44-A bill to be entitled An Act designating and
establishing certain roads in Collier County, Florida as State
Roads.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Baskin of Marion-
H. B. No. 45-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Tax-
ation, levying and imposing a tax on cigarettes; defining
cigarettes: Requiring all cigarette dealers as herein defined to
obtain a cigarette permit and exacting a fee therefore in addi-
tion to other taxes imposed by law; providing for the report
of sale or other disposition of cigarettes and the collection
and payment of cigarette taxes; providing for the deposit,
appropriation and disposition of the proceeds derived from such
taxes and fees, and prescribing the duties of the director of
the State Beverage Department with reference thereto; pro-
viding for the enforcement of this Act and penalties for
violation hereof.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Bollinger and Elliott of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 46-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
payment by Palm Beach County, Florida, of the salary of a
Secretary for each Judge of the Circuit Court of the Fifteenth
Judicial Circuit residing in Palm Beach County, Florida, and
for the payment by said County of all the necessary and
incidental expenses of the office of said Judge.
Which was read the first time by title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by its title and
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Carlton of Duval, Baker of Pinellas, Collins of
Sarasota, Oelkers and Okell of Dade and Crews of Duval-
H. B. No. 47-A bill to be entitled An Act revising, amending
and modernizing the Statutes and Laws of this State relating
to child welfare, protection and reformation and to juvenile
courts; revising, amending and modernizing Chapter 415,
Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended and added to by Chapters
21895, 21978 and 22033, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943; provid-
ing for the establishment of Juvenile Courts and defining
their jurisdiction, powers, duties and procedure; providing for
the selection and appointment of probation officers and agents
for such Juvenile Courts and defining their jurisdiction, pow-
ers, duties and authority; providing for child welfare, protec-



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tion and reformation; and repealing all laws and paints of
laws in conflict with this law.
Whichwas read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Messrs. Delegal and Gilmore of Suwannee, and Okell
of Dade-
H. B. No. 48-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
683.01, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to legal holidays.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Mr. Papy of Monroe-
H. B. No. 49-A bill to be entitled An Act to guarantee pay-
ment of all expenses of the office of Tax Collector, plus a
guaranteed remuneration or net compensation for the Tax
Collector of not less than six thousand dollars ($6,000) per
annum, in counties of the State of Florida having a popu-
lation of not less than fourteen thousand (14,000) and not
more than fourteen thousand two hundred (14,200) according
to the last or any future official federal census.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Mr. Papy of Monroe-
H. B. No. 50-A bill to be entitled An Act 'providing that in
Counties of the State of Florida having a population of not
less than fourteen thousand (14,000) and not more than
fourteen thousand two hundred (14,200) according to the last
or any future official Federal Census, each candidate for
nomination in Primary Elections for County Commissioner
shall be a resident of such County Commissioner's District
and said nominations shall be by the county at large; and
repealing laws and parts of laws in conflict.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Census and Apportionment.
By Mr. Burwell of Broward-
H. B. No. 51-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
requiring the State Road Department of the State of Florida
to pave and maintain the necessary roads or driveways ad-
jacent to or running through all State Institutions and other
property owned or operated by any State Department, Com-
mission, or Agency when and as recommended or required by
the duly constituted authority having control over such'State
Institutions or property.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads and Highways.
By Mr. Walker of Volusia-
H. B. No. 52-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
322.04, Florida Statutes 1941, as amended by Chapter 21949,
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, relating to drivers' license
exemptions.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary B.
By Mr. Jenkins of Alachua-
H. B. No. 53-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend section 1
of Chapter 22054, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, entitled: "An
Act relating to entrance and graduation requirements of cer-
tain colleges and universities, providing for the waiver of
certain entrance and graduation requirements for certain per-
sons inducted into the armed forces during and after January,
1940 prescribing the rights of such persons with reference
thereto, and repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Education "B".
By Committees on Judiciary A and B-
H. B. No. 54-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the salaries
o of the Justices of the Supreme Court, making appropriation
to pay the same, and repealing conflicting laws.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Messrs. Murray, Hardin and Smith of Polk-
H. B. No. 55-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for regu-
lation of the manufacture and distribution and the sale other
than at retail of bread and other bakery products for human
consumption; providing standards of sanitation and quality;
providing a system of licenses; requiring posting of terms and
prices; conferring certain duties on the Commissioner of
Agriculture and the State Board of Health; defining certain
offenses and providing penalties therefore; imposing certain













taxes and appropriating the funds derived therefrom; pro-
viding a saving clause.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Messrs. Harris of Pinellas, Midyette of Leon and Nilsson
of Volusia-
H. B. No. 56-A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the
making and applying of rates for fire and all other kinds of
insurance which Fire Insurance Companies are authorized to
write in this State, to provide for the licensing of rating
organizations, to provide for the supervision of such rating
organizations by the Insurance Commissioner, to prohibit
discrimination between risks of the same class and hazard, to
provide for the filing of rates with the Insurance Commis-
sioner, the approval or the disapproval by the Insurance Com-
missioner of all rating systems, to make provision for a hear-
ing thereon at the instance of any interested person with the
right of appeal to the Circuit Court of Leon County, Florida,
to make the wilful violation of the provisions of this Act a
misdemeanor as provided therein and for other purposes.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee ,on Insurance.
By Messrs. Harris of Pinellas, Midyette of Leon, and Nilsson
of Volusia-
H. B. No. 57-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
284.07, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to the State Fire Insur-
ance Fund and particularly with respect to the employment
by the State Treasurer of certain persons, and providing for
salaries of such persons, and other expenses, in connection
with the administration of such fund.
Which was read the first time by title and refererd to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Messrs. Harris of Pinellas, Midyette of Leon and Nilsson
of Volusia-
H. B. No. 58-A bill to be entitled An Act to Amend Section
632.07, Florida Statutes 1941, Relating to Conditions Precedent
to License Being Granted Domestic Mutual Fire Insurance
Associations.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Messrs. Harris of Pinellas, Midyette of Leon and Nilsson
of Volusia-
H. B. No. 59-A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the
making, filing and use of rates for certain Casualty Insurance
and for Fidelity, Guaranty and Surety Bonds; to regulate
rating organizations; to provide fees and to provide penalties
for the violation of this Act; and to repeal all laws or parts
of laws in conflict with this Act.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and H. B.
No. 5 be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 5 was ordered immediately certified to
the Senate.
Mr. Simpson asked unanimous consent of the House to
make a motion to present guests. Which was given.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and that a
"committee of three be appointed to escort Flight Lt. Alan
Smith and Flight Lt. Wm. J. Lingard of the Royal Air Force,
to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote. Thereupon the
Speaker appointed Messrs. Simpson, Peters and Smith of
Seminole to escort Lts. Smith and Lingard to the rostrum
where they were introduced to the membership of the House.
Lts. Smith and Lingard made brief addresses to the members
of the House.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
April 4, 1945

Mr. Clark of Calhoun, Chairman of the Committee on Live-
stock, reported that the Committee had carefully considered
the following bill and recommends that it pass.



H. B. No. 12-A bill to be entitled An Act to consolidate
Section 585.43, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapter
21741, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, with Section 585.32,
Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapter 21638, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1943, and to amend said Sections as con-
solidated; relating to the State Live Stock Sanitary Board,
and prescribing certain powers and duties of said Board with

respect to preventing, combating and extirpating certain
contagious, infectious and communicable diseases of live stock;
providing for the purchase, distribution and administration of
anti hog cholera serum and hog cholera virus and the ap-
propriation therefore; and to provide further for the purchase,
distribution, and administration of Bruchellosis (Bang's Di-
sease) vaccine, and the appropriation therefore.
And House Bill No. 12, contained in the above report, was
then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

April 6, 1945
Mr. Clement of Pinellas, Chairman of the Committee on
Appropriations, reported that the Committee had carefully
considered the following bill and recommends that it do pass.
H. B. No. 12-A bill to be entitled An Act to consolidate
Section 585.43, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapter
21741, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, with Section 585.32,
Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapter 21638, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1943, and to amend said Sections as con-
solidated; relating to the State Live Stock Sanitary Board,
and prescribing certain powers and duties of said Board with
respect to preventing, combating and extirpating certain
contagious, infectious and communicable diseases of live stock;
providing for the purchase, distribution and administration of
anti hog cholera serum and hog cholera virus and the ap-
propriation therefore; and to provide further for the purchase,
distribution, and administration of Bruchellosis (Bang's Di-
sease) vaccine, and the appropriation therefore.
And House Bill No. 12, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS
Mr. Middleton, of Putnam County, Chairman of the Joint
Committee on Enrolled Bills on the Part of the House of Rep-
resentatives, submitted the following report:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 5, 1945.
Honorable Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2-
Be it Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives
concurring: That the American Legion Auxiliary to the Claude
L. Sauls Post No. 13 located at Tallahassee, Florida, be and
is hereby granted permission to operate a cold drink stand
and other concessions incidental thereto, for the uses and pur-
poses of their organization during the 1945 session as well as
any special session which may be called prior to the convening
of the 1947 session of the Legislature.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly en-
rolled and herewith present the same for the signatures of
the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Very respectfully,
W. S. Middleton,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills on the
Part of the House of Representatives.
The Resolution contained in the above report was there-
upon duly signed by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives in open session, and ordered referred
to the Chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills on the
part of the House of Representatives to be conveyed to the
Senate for the signatures of the President and Secretary
thereof.



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MESSAGES PROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 5, 1945
Honorable Evans Crary,
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-
S. B. No. 14-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners in and for
Duval County, Florida, and the Budget Commission of said
County, to levy taxes and appropriate funds for the erection,
equipment and maintenance of a Juvenile Detention and
Court Building, to be erected on any lands owned by Duval
County, as the County Commissioners may determine: and to
provide offices for the Juvenile Court and Probation Officers,
and such assistants as may be authorized by law; and au-
thorizing the employment of personnel, including Matrons
and Attendants for the care and supervision of Juvenile De-
linquents detained by the Probation Officers and the Judge
of the Juvenile Court, as may be provided by law.
PROOF OF PUBLICATION ATTACHED
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 14 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and placed on the local cal-
endar.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 5, 1945
Honorable Evans Crary,
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-
S. B. No. 30-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for rereg-
istration of all voters for primary and general elections to be
held in the year A. D. 1948 in the counties of the State of
Florida having a population of not less than thirty-one thou-
sand (31,000) and not more than thirty-one thousand four
hundred (31,400) inhabitants according to the 1940 federal
census, fixing the date when registration books in each of said
counties shall be kept open for purposes of such reregistration,
and prescribing the duties and compensation of registration
officers in connection therewith.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 30 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was referred to the Com-
mittee on Census & Apportionment.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 5, 1945
Honorable Evans Crary,
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-



April 6, 1945



S. B. No. 15-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
City of Jacksonville to accept payment of principal only on
all delinquent taxes upon lands owned by the State of Florida
under the Murphy Law.

PROOF OF PUBLICATION ATTACHED
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.

And Senate Bill No. 15 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was placed on the Local
Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:

SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 5, 1945
Honorable Evans Crary,
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-
S. B. No. 18-A bill to be entitled An Act validating Chapter
16866, Acts of 1935, entitled "An Act providing Civil Service for
employees of cities having a population of more than one
hundred thirty thousand according to the last preceding State
Census, which cities are hereby designated as belonging to
class 'J'," and Chapter 17786, Acts of 1937, entitled "An Act
amending Section 1 of Chapter 16866, Laws of 1935 entitled
An Act providing Civil Service for employees of cities having
a population of more than one hundred thirty thousand
according to the last preceding State Census which cities are
hereby designated as belonging to class 'J'."
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 18 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was referred to the Com-
mitteee on Census & Apportionment.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:

SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 5, 1945

Hon. Evans Crary
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-
S. B. No. 10-A Bill to be entitled an Act providing for the
Consolidation of the Cities of New Smyrna Beach and Coro-
nado Beach, in the County of Volusia, State of Florida, by
abolishing the present existing municipality of Coronado
Beach and incorporating its territory within the limits of
the City of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and by amending
Sections 6, 76, and 199 of Chapter 22408 of the Laws of Flor-
ida of 1943, entitled "An Act to abolish the present Munici-
pality of the City of New Smyrna Beach, in Volusia County,
Florida, and to create, establish and organize a Municipality
to be known and designated as the City of New Smyrna Beach,
in Volusia County, Florida; to define its territorial boundaries,
and to provide for its government, jurisdiction, powers, fran-
chises and privileges; and to designate the first members of
the City Commission to serve until the next General Munici-
pal Election", being the present Charter of the City of New
Smyrna Beach, Florida, so as to carry out the purposes of this
act; and providing for a referendum hereon.



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And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.

And Senate Bill No. 10 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title.
Mr. Nilsson asked unanimous consent of the House to now
consider Senate Bill No. 10 out of its regular order.
Which was given.
And-
S. B. No. 10-A Bill to be entitled an Act providing for the
Consolidation of the Cities of New Smyrna Beach and Coro-
nado Beach, in the County of Volusia, State of Florida, by
abolishing the present existing municipality of Coronado
Beach and incorporating its territory within the limits of
the City of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and by amending
Sections 6, 76, and 199 of Chapter 22408 of the Laws of Flor-
ida of 1943, entitled "An Act to abolish the present Munici-
pality of the City of New Smyrna Beach, in Volusia County,
Florida, and to create, establish and organize a Municipality
to be known and designated as the City of New Smyrna Beach,
in Volusia County, Florida; to define its territorial boundaries,
and to provide for its government, jurisdiction, powers, fran-
chises and privileges; and to designate the first members of
the City Commission to serve until the next General Munici-
pal Election", being the present Charter of the City of New
Smyrna Beach, Florida, so as to carry out the purposes of this
act; and providing for a referendum hereon.
Was taken up.
Mr. Nilsson moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 10 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 10 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Nilsson moved that the rules be further waived and that
Senate Bill No. 10 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 10 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Yeas-84
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Caraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Crews



vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the



Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Dowda'
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan



Kelly
Lambe
Lanier
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
McMullen
Nesmith
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples
Peters



Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Nay-none.
So S. B. No. 10 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.

CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS ON SECOND READING
H. B. No. 9-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
551.12 of the Florida Statutes of 1941, with respect to frontons,
the powers, duties and liabilities of the State Racing Commis-
sion and of the operators of frontons, the location thereof



37



and the issuance and granting of permits and licenses for
the operation thereof, and the number of operation days.
Was taken up.
Mr. Okell moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 9 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 9 was read a second time by its title.
Amendment No. 1.
Messrs. Hancock of Madison, Clement of Pinellas offered
the following amendment to House Bill No. 9.
Strike out the Enacting Clause.
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of the amendment.
Pending consideration thereof.
Mr. Floyd moved that the amendment be laid on the table.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion to lay Amend-
ment No. 1 to House Bill No. 9 on the table, the result was:



Yeas-63.
Mr. Speaker
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Collins
Crews

Nays-23.
Amos
Barber
Clement
Cobb
Dowda
Fuqua



Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Gilmore
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan


Getzen
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Kelly
Lambe



Lanier
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McDonald
McKendree
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy


McKenzie
Peavy
Peeples
Pooser
Ray
Smith, L. W.



Peters
Poston
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Seller
Sheppard
Simpson
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Walker
Yeomans



Turner
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky



The motion was agreed to and Amendment No. 1 to House
Bill No. 9 was laid on the table.
Mr. Clement moved that House Bill No. 9 be committed
to the Committee on Judiciary "C".
Pending consideration thereof.
Mr. Beasley moved that the motion to commit be laid on
the table.
Which was agreed to and the motion to commit was laid
on the table.
Mr. Okell moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 9 be read a third time in full and placed upon its final
passage.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion to waive the rules
and read House Bill No. 9 a third time in full, the result was:
Yeas-42.



Mr. Speaker
Andrews
Ayers
Barber
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bronson
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Collins



Crews
Darby
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Gilmore
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B.
Ingraham



Jernigan
Lanier
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
McDonald
McMullen
Middleton
Midyette
E. *Okell
Papy



Rivers
Roberts
Scales
Sellar
Simpson
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Yeomans



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April 6, 1945



Nays-46.
Amos Dowda McAlpin Ray
Baker Fuqua McKendree Saunders
Barnhill Getzen McKenzie Sheppard
Baskin Hancock Murray Smith, L. W.
Bollinger Hardin Nesmith Turner
Burnsed Harrell Nilsson Wainwright
Carswell Harris Oelkers Walker
Clark Holland, F. F. Peavy Williams
Clement Jenkins Peeples Wilson
Cobb Kelly Peters Wotitzky
Curtis jambe Pooser
Davis MacGowan Poston

The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Hancock moved that House Bill No. 9 be referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "C".
Pending consdieration thereof-
Mr. Floyd moved that the motion to refer House Bill No. 9
to the Committee on Judiciary "C" be laid on the table.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion to lay on the table
the motion to refer House Bill No. 9 to the Committee on
Judiciary "C", the result was:



Clark
Collins
Crews
Curtis
Darby
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Gilmore
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland,



Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Lanier
MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Midyette
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
B. E. Oelkers



Hardin
Harrell
Holland, F. F.
Kelly
Lambe
MacGowan
Murray
McKenzie



Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Pooser
Ray
Sheppard
Simpson
Smith, L. W.



Okell
Papy
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W
Stirling
Yeomans




Turner
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky



Which was agreed to and the motion to refer House Bill No.
9 to the Committee on Judiciary "C" was laid on the table.
Mr. Papy moved that House Bill No. 9 be informally passed.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Clement offered as a substitute motion that further
consideration of House Bill No. 9 be indefintiely postponed.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Floyd moved that the substitute motion to indefinitely
postpone be laid on the table.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion to lay on the
table the substitute motion to indefinitely postpone further
consideration of House Bill No. 9, the result was:
Yeas-62.
Mr. Speaker Clark Jenkins Okell
Amos, Collins Jernigan Papy
Andrews Crews Lanier Poston
Ayers Curtis MacGowan Rivers
Baker Darby MacWilliam Roberts
Barber Delegal Mann Saunders
Barnhill Elliott Melton Scales
Baskin Ferran Middleton Sellar
Beasley Floyd Midyette Simpson
Bedenbaugh Gilmore Murray Smith, L. W.
Bollinger Hardin VIcDonald Smith, M. B.
Bronson Harris McKendree Stewart, E. L.
Burwell Hendry McMullen Stewart, W. W.
Carlton Holland, B. E. Nesmith Stirling
Carraway Holland, F. F. Nilsson
CarsweU Ingraham Oelkers



Nays-24.
Clement
Cobb
Davis
Dowda
Fuqua
Getzen



Hancock
Harrell
Hendley
Kelly
Lambe
McKenzie



Peavy
Peeples
Pooser
Ray
Sheppard
Turner



Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Which was agreed to and the motion to indefinitely post-
pone further consideration of House Bill No. 9 was laid on the
table.
Mr. Simpson moved the previous question on the motion to
informally pass House Bill No. 9.
Which was agreed to.
The question then recurred on the motion by Mr. Papy to
informally pass House Bill No. 9.
Which was agreed to and House Bill No. 9 was informally
passed.
Mr. Carlton moved that consideration of House Bill No. 19
be informally passed.
Which was agreed to.

SENATE BILLS OF GENERAL NATURE
ON SECOND READING
Senate Bill No. 1:
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the taking of the
population census of the State of Florida in the year 1945 and
making appropriation therefore.
Was taken up.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 1 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 1 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 1 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 1 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of Senate Bill No.
1, the result was:



Yeas-73.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Nays-12.
Cobb
Dowda
Hancock



Collins
Crews
Curtis
Darby
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
SHarrell
Harris
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan


Hardin
Kelly
Lanier



Lambe
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McMullen
Nesmith
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peeples
Peters
Pooser



Poston
Ray
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Turner
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Murray Peavy
McKenzie Smith, L. W.
Nilsson Walker



So Senate Bill No. 1 passed, title as stated.
Mr. Simpson moved the rules be further waived and Sen-
ate Bill No. 1 be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 1 was ordered immediately certified to
the Senate.
Mr. Carlton moved that the rules be waived and that the
House do now revert to the order- of consideration of House
"Bills of General Nature on second reading.



Yeas-58.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Nays-30.
Barber
Carswell
Clement
Cobb
Davis
Dowda
Getzen
Hancock











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Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.

HOUSE BILLS OF GENERAL NATURE ON SECOND
READING
H. B. No. 19-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
32.14, Statutes of 1941, providing therein fees for indexing,
docketing, and filing certain papers.
Was taken up.
Mr. Carlton moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 19 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 19 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Carlton moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 19 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 19 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll on the passage of the bill the vote was:



Yeas-83.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Cobb
Crews
Curtis
Nays-None.



Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Kelly
Lambe
Lanier



Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McDonald
McKendree
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Pooser
Poston



Ray
Rivers
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Turner
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 19 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Papy moved that the House do now take up and con-
sider House Bill No. 9 which had been informally passed.
Which as agreed to.
And-
H. B. No. 9-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
551.12 of the Florida Statutes of 1941, with respect to frontons,
the powers, duties and liabilities of the State Racing Commis-



39



sion and of the operators of frontons, the location thereof
and the issuance and granting of permits and licenses for
the operation thereof, and the number of operation days.
Was taken up.
Amendment No. 2-
Messrs. Clement of Pinellas and Murry of Polk offered
the following amendment to House Bill No. 9.
At the end of the first paragraph of the bill strike out the
period and insert in lieu thereof a semi-colon and add the
following words and figures towit: "Provided that the require-
ments of law as to the distance between dog racing tracks
shall not apply to frontons."
Mr. Murray moved the adoption of the amendment.
Pending consideration thereof.
Mr. Burwell moved that the amendment be laid on the table.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion to lay on the table
Amendment No. 2 to House Bill No. 9 the result was:



Yeas-39.
Mr. Speaker
Andrews
Ayers
Beasley
Bollinger
Burwell
Carlton
Crews
Darby
Delegal
Nays-42.
Amos
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Bedenbaugh
Burnsed
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement



Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Gilmore
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan



Cobb
Curtis
Davis
Dowda
Floyd
Getzen
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Kelly
Lambe



MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McMullen
Okell
Papy

Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
Midyette
Murray
McKenzie
Nesmith
Peavy
Peeples
Pooser
Ray



Peters
Poston
Scales
Sellar
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Yeomans


Saunders
Shepperd
Smith, L. W.
Turner
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky



The motion was not agreed to and Amendment No. 2 to
House Bill No. 9 was not laid on the table.
The question then recurred on the adoption of Amendment
No. 2 to House Bill No. 9.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Curtis moved that the rules be waived and. that the
House do now adjourn to meet again at 2:00 P. M., Monday,
April 9.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote and it was so
ordered.
Thereupon at the hour of 12:37 P. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 2:00 o'clock P. M., Monday, April 9.



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Monday, April 9, 1945



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2 P. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:



Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Dowda
Elliott
.Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E
Holland, F. F
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly



Lambe
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
McMullen
Nesmith
. Nilsson
. Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples
Peters



Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
The Journal for Friday, April 6, was corrected and as cor-
rected was approved.
The Speaker announced the following additions to Standing
Committees Mr. Holland of Bay appointed to the Committee
on Oils, and Mr. Ferran appointed to the Committee on Avia-
tion.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Curtis of Marion-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 4-
A resolution urging governmental units, organizations, as-
sociations and individuals to establish "Living War Memorials"
instead of stone monuments and other useless war memorials.
WHEREAS, it has been a custom and practice following
wars for governmental units, organizations, associations and
individuals to erect stone and metal monuments and other
memorials, and
WHEREAS, there is an increasing public sentiment against
the erection and maintenance of lifeless and useless war
memorials, and
WHEREAS, there is an increasing sentiment favoring the
establishment of parks, play grounds, athletic fields, swim-
ming facilities, auditoriums, hospitals, facilities for medical
services, educational institutions and other living memorials
in honor and memory of our heroes and war dead, and
WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of Florida believes
that such "Living War Memorials" are more fitting and would
better serve humanity and the coming generation,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
THE SENATE CONCURRING:

That all public officials, civic and other organizations, in-
dividuals and the public generally be urged to establish living
memorials in the form of parks, play grounds, athletic fields,
swimming facilities, auditoriums, hospitals, facilities for medi-
cal services, educational institutions, and the like, rather than
stone or other types of monuments and memorials that are
lifeless and serve no useful purpose, it being the belief of the
Legislature of the State of Florida that such "Living War



Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
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Carswell
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Memorials" would better serve humanity and the coming gen-
eration and would be a constant reminder of our obligation to
foster the spirit of peace.
Which was read in full and referred to the Committee on
Resolutions.

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND
JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Shepperd of St. Johns-
H. B. No. 60-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
69.02 Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the changing of
names of persons and the procedure therefore.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Messrs. MacGowan of Gadsden, Carraway and Midyette
of Leon-
H. B. No. 61-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to checks
or drafts received for collection or deposit by solvent drawee
or payor banks, defining the acts or event constituting pay-
ment or acceptance of such items.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks and Loans.
By. Mr. Cobb of Orange-
H. B. No. 62-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
2 of Chapter 10980, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1925, en-
titled "An Act authorizing the City of Orlando, Florida, to
grant an exclusive franchise to any person, persons, firm or
corporation for the use of the streets of said city for operation
of automobile buses."
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Ar-
ticle III of the Constitution, has been established in this Legis-
lature.
And the above bill was read the first time by its title and
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. MacGowan of Gadsden, Carraway and Midyette
of Leon-
H. B. No. 63-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
652.06 of Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to banks and the
capital stock thereof.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks and Loans.
By Mr. Ingraham of DeSoto-
H. B. No. 64-A bill to be entitled An Act granting an ease-
ment to registered engineers and registered land surveyors to
go on, over and upon the lands of others when necessary so
to do to make land surveys and to carry with them their
agents, servants and employees necessary for that purpose and
further providing that such entry shall not constitute trespass,
and that they shall not, nor shall their agents, servants or em-
ployees so given such authority hereunder, be liable to arrest
or civil action by reason of such entry.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Messrs. Stirling of Broward and Jenkins of Alachua-
H. B. No. 65-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
240.10, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to disbursement for
institutions under the Board of Commissioners of State Insti-
tutions and the State Board of Control, and the revolving
funds established for such institutions.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Ingraham of Desota-
H. B. No. 66-A bill to be entitled An Act levying a privilege
or severance tax upon all persons now engaged or hereafter
engaging in the business of producing or severing oil, gas,
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from, on, over, above, in or under the soil or waters of the
State of Florida, providing a method for the collection of
said tax, providing for the making of monthly reports in
connection therewith, providing for the issuance of tax war-
rants upon failure to pay the tax levied by this act and for
the enforcement of the collection thereof by tax warrant and
levy upon same, providing for the lien of said taxes and tax
warrant, empowering the Comptroller of the State of Florida
to make audits, impound books, prepare forms, receive appli-
cations, and issue permits to operate under this Act, and
requiring the same and providing a charge therefore, providing
for procedure to enforce this Act, granting certain jurisdiction
to the Circuit Courts of the State of Florida in connection
with this Act, denying the right of injunction against the
operation of this Act, and granting immunities in the en-
forcement thereof to the Comptroller of the State of Florida,
his agents, servants and employees, and providing penalties
for violations of this Act.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.

Mr. Peters moved that H. B. No. 66 which had been refer-
red to the Committee on Finance & Taxation be also refer-
red to the Committee on Oils.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Hardin moved that H. B. No. 66 which had been jointly
referred to the Committees on Finance & Taxation and Oils
be also referred to the Committee on Phosphates & Minerals.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Curtis moved that House Bill No. 66 which had been
jointly referred to the Committees on Finance & Taxation,
Oils, and Phosphate & Minerals be also referred to the Com-
mittee on Public Lands.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered and House Bill
No. 66 was referred to the Committees on Finance & Taxa-
tion, Oils, Phosphate & Minerals and Public Lands.
By Messrs. Peters, Okell and Oelkers of Dade-
H. B. No. 67-A bill to be entitled An Act providing that the
State of Florida set aside and reserve certain islands and sub-
merged lands in Biscayne Bay, in Township 53 South, Range
42 East, Dade County, Florida, and authorizing and directing
the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund to convey
said lands to the Trustees of Harvey W. Seeds Post No. 29
American Legion, for a consideration of $1.00, without restric-
tion or reservation; repealing all laws and parts of laws in
conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Lands.
By Messrs. MacGowan of Gadsden, Carraway and Midyette
of Leon-
H. B. No. 68-A bill to be entitled An Act relative to the
recordation of an instrument which affects title or interest in
civil aircraft (based on the Civil Aeronautics Act, Sec. 5C3,
49 U. S. C. Sec. 523)
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.
Mr. Nilsson moved that House Bill No. 68 which had been
referred to the Committee on Banks & Loans be also refer-
red to the Committee on Aviation.
Which was agreed to and it as so ordered.
By Messrs. MacGowan of Gadsden, Carraway and Midyette
of Leon-
H. B. No. 69-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to moneys
deposited in any bank or trust company in this state in the
name of a minor not under guardianship and the withdrawal
thereof.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.
By Mr. Harris of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 70-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
561.46, Florida Statutes, 1941, providing excise tax upon
beverages; prohibiting sale of mixed drinks by beer and wine
vendors; repealing Chapter 20829, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1941; and repealing Chapter 22026, laws of Florida, Acts of
1943; all pertaining to the beverage laws.
Which was read the first time by the title and referred to
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Mr. Carlton moved that House Bill No. 70 which had been re-
ferred to the Committee on Finance & Taxation be also re-
ferred to the Committee on Temperance.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
By Messrs. Harris of Pinellas, Midyette of Leon and Nilsson
of Volusia-
H. B. No. 71-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing bene-
volent mutual benefit associations, with the consent of the
Insurance Commissioner to transform into legal reserve or
level premium companies and to incur the obligations and
enjoy the benefits thereof; providing that all members shall
have the privilege of converting their certificates; providing
for deposits and providing that such change shall not affect
existing suits, rights or contracts.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Messrs. Oelkers, Okell and Peters of Dade-
H. B. No. 72-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and em-
powering corporations for profit engaged solely in carrying out
the purposes and objects for which corporations not for profit
are authorized under the Laws of Florida to engage in, to be-
come a corporation not for profit with all the powers prescribed
under the Laws of Florida relating to such corporations, and
prescribing the procedure therefore.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Messrs. Jenkins of Alachua, Scales of Taylor, Papy of
Monroe, Burwell of Broward, Dowda of Putnam, Walker of
Volusia, Ray of Manatee, O'Kell of Dade, Leedy of Orange-
H. J. R. No. 73-A Joint Resolution proposing the amend-
ment of Section 30, of Article III of the Constitution of the
State of Florida relating to Appropriations:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment of Section 30, Article III of
the Constitution of the State of Florida relating to appropri-
ations is hereby agreed to and shall be submitted to the
electors of the State of Florida for ratification or rejection at
the next General Election to be held in November, A. D.,
1946; that is to say that said Section 30, Article III of the
Constitution of the State of Florida shall be amended and as
amended shall read as follows:
"Section 30. Laws making appropriations for the salaries
of public officials and employees-and all other expenses of
the State shall contain provisions on no other subject; all
state appropriations except appropriations for the county
schools, counties, cities, or other political subdivisions of the
State, and for pensions, retirement funds and trust funds shall
be included in one general appropriation bill and shall be for
no longer than two years.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committees on Constitutional Amendments and Appropri-
ations.
By Mr. Carlton of Duval-
H. B. No. 74-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to time
for persons proceeded against by constructive service to ap-
pear and providing for decrees pro confesso and default
judgments and amending Chapter 21791, Laws of Florida,
Acts of 1943, and Sections 63.06 and 63.32, Florida Statutes,
1941.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Mr. Peters of Da.de-
H. B. No. 75-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
2 of Chapter 21896, Laws of Florida, 1943, relating to the
foreclosure of tax or assessment liens on property located in
any city, village or town, of the State of Florida, by providing
that the foreclosure sale may be held at the city hall door of
the city, village or town in which said property is situated;
by repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
H. B. No. 76-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 323.22, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to distinguishing
number plates for motor vehicles transporting persons or
property for compensation over the public highways and cer-










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tificated by or registered with the Florida Railroad Commis-
sion, so as to require such number plates, or stickers, to be
displayed at all times on such motor vehicles.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Motor Vehicles & Carriers.
By Mr. Floyd of Franklin-
H. B. No. 77-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 2, Chapter 22058, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, so as to
provide that candidates for delegates to national conventions
of political parties shall designate their choice for their party's
nominee for President or designate their desire to be "unin-
structed" delegates.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Messrs. Carlton and Crews of Duval-
H. B. No. 78-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
2 of Chapter 19786, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1939, the same
being relative to salaries of the Secretaries of the Circuit
Judges in and for Duval County, and of the Judge of the
Civil Court of Record in and for Duval County, Florida.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Ar-
ticle III of the Constitution, has been established in this Legis-
lature.
And the above bill was read the first time by its title and
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. McMullen of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 79-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
919.23 of the Florida Statutes 1941 relating to recommendations
by juries in Criminal trials.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Messrs. Jenkins of Alachua and Hendry of Okeechobee-
H. B. No. 80-A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and
direct the agricultural experiment station of the University of
Florida to investigate and conduct experiments in the culture
of new and old crops of economic ornamental plants and
making an appropriation for such purposes.
Which was redd the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Agriculture and Appropriations.
By Mr. Clement of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 81-A bill to be entitled An Act to fix the annual
salaries of the official Court Reporters of the State of Florida.
Which wvas read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Judiciary "A" and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Yeomans of Citrus and Carraway of Leon-
H. B. No. 82-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Operation and regulation of Plants for the Processing, Preser-
vation and Cold Storage of food and providing remedies and
penalties for violation hereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Agriculture.
By Mr. McMullen of Hillsborough-
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 83:
A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT
TO SECTION 9, ARTICLE VI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF
FLORIDA RELATING TO SUFFRAGE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
SECTION 1. That the following amendment to Section 9,
Article VI of the Constitution of Florida relating to Suffrage,
be and the same is hereby agreed to and shall be submitted to
the electors of the State of Florida for ratification or rejection
at the next general election to be held in 1946, as follows:
"Section 9. The Legislature shall enact such laws as will
preserve the purity of ballot given under this Constitution,
which laws may include literacy requirements.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Hancock of Madison--
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 84'



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PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION
OF THE UNITED STATES RELATIVE TO TAXES ON IN-
COMES, INHERITANCES AND GIFTS.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That application be and it hereby is made to the Congress
of the United States of America to call a convention for the
purpose of proposing the following Article as an amendment
to the Constitution of the United States:
"ARTICLE . .
"Section 1. The Sixteenth Article of Amendment to the
Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.
"Section 2. The Congress shall have power to lay and collect
taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without ap-
portionment among the several States, and without regard to
any census of enumeration. The maximum aggregate rate of
all taxes, duties and excises which the Congress may lay or
collect on, with respect to, or measured by, income, however,
shall not exceed 25 per centum. In the event that the United
States shall be engaged in a war which creates a national
emergency so grave as to necessitate such action to avoid na-
tional disaster, the Congress by a vote of three-fourths of the
total membership of each House, on a roll call, may while the
United States is so engaged, suspend, for periods not exceeding
one year each, such limitation with respect to income subse-
quently accruing or received.
"Section 3. The maximum aggregate rate of all taxes, duties
and excises which the Congress may lay or collect with respect
to the devolution or transfer of property, or any interest there-
in, upon or in contemplation of or intended to take effect in
possession or enjoyment at or after death, or by way of gift,
shall not exceed 25 per centum.
"Section 4. Sections 1 and 2 shall take effect at midnight on
the 31st day of December following the ratification of this Ar-
ticle. Nothing contained in this Article shall affect the power
of the United States after said date to collect any tax on, with
respect to, or measured by, income for any period ending on or
prior to said 31st day of December laid in accordance with the
terms of any law then in effect.
"Section 5. Section 3 shall take effect at midnight on the
last day of the sixth month following the ratification of this
Article. Nothing contained in this Article shall affect the
power of the United States after said date to collect any tax
with respect to any devolution or transfer occurring prior to
the taking effect of Section 3, laid in accordance with the
terms of any law then in effect."
AND BE IT FURTHER
RESOLVED, that the Congress of the United States be, and
it hereby is, requested to provide as the mode of ratification
that said Amendment shall be valid to all intents and pur-
poses, as part of the Constitution of the United States, when
ratified by the Legislatures of three-fourths of the several
states; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the Secretary of State be, and he hereby
is, directed to send a duly certified copy of this Resolution to
the Senate of the United States and one to the House of Rep-
resentatives in the Congress of the United States, and copies
to the members of the said Senate and House of Representa-
tives from this State.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Resolutions.
By Messrs. Hendley of Pasco and Collins of Sarasota-
H. B. No. 85-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
reinstatement of certain delinquent dentists.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Messrs. Elliott and Bollinger of Palm Beach and Burwell
and Stirling of Broward-
H. B. No. 86-A bill to be entitled An Act making it unlaw-
for any county, district or municipality to hold a bond elec-
tion on the day of any state, county or municipal primary or
general election or on the day of any election of such district,
county or municipality for any other purpose other than the
purpose of voting on such bonds; repealing all laws in conflict
herewith; providing when this Act shall become a law.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
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REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEES
REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS
Mr. Middleton of Putnam County, Chairman of the Joint
Committee on Enrolled Bills on the Part of the House of
Representatives, submitted the following report:


House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 9th, 1945.

Hon. Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:-
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
S. B. No. 10-A Bill to be entitled an Act providing for the
Consolidation of the Cities of New Smyrna Beach and Coro-
nado Beach, in the County of Volusia, State of Florida, by
abolishing the present existing municipality of Coronado
Beach and incorporating its territory within the limits of
the City of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and by amending
Sections 6, 76, and 199 of Chapter 22408 of the Laws of Flor-
ida of 1943, entitled "An Act to abolish the present Munici-
pality of the City of New Smyrna Beach, in Volusia County,
Florida, and to create, establish and organize a Municipality
to be known and designated as the City of New Smyrna Beach,
in Volusia County, Florida; to define its territorial boundaries,
and to provide for its government, jurisdiction, powers, fran-
chises and privileges; and to designate the first members of
the City Commission to serve until the next General Munici-
pal Election", being the present Charter of the City of New
Smyrna Beach, Florida, so as to carry out the purposes of this
act; and providing for a referendum hereon.
Have carefully examined same, and find same correctly en-
rolled and herewith present the same for the signatures of
the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Very respectfully,
W. S. MIDDLETON,
Chairman of the Joint Commit-
tee on Enrolled Bills on the Part
of the House of Representatives.
The Bill contained in the above report was thereupon duly
signed by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of the House of
Representatives in open session, and ordered referred to the
Chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills on the part of
the House of Representatives to be conveyed to the Senate for
the signatures of the President and Secretary thereof.
Mr. Middleton of Putnam County, Chairman of the Joint
Committee on Enrolled Bills on the Part of the House of Rep-
resentatives, submitted the following report:

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 9, 1945.
Hon. Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
S. B. No. 10-A Bill to be entitled an Act providing for the
Consolidation of the Cities of New Smyrna Beach and Coro-
nado Beach, in the County of Volusia, State of Florida, by
abolishing the present existing municipality of Coronado
Beach and incorporating its territory within the limits of
the City of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and by amending
Sections 6, 76, and 199 of Chapter 22408 of the Laws of Flor-
ida of 1943, entitled "An Act to abolish the present Munici-
pality of the City of New Smyrna Beach, in Volusia County,
Florida, and to create, establish and organize a Municipality
to be known and designated as the City of New Smyrna Beach,
in Volusia County, Florida; to define its territorial boundaries,
and to provide for its government, jurisdiction, powers, fran-
chises and privileges; and to designate" the first members of
the City Commission to serve until the next General Munici-
pal Election", being the present Charter of the City of New



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Smyrna Beach, Florida, so as to carry out the purposes of this
act; and providing for a referendum hereon.
Beg leave to report that the same have this day been pre-
sented to the Governor for his approval.
Very Respectfully,
W. S. MIDDLETON,
Chairman of the Joint Commit-
tee on Enrolled Bills on the Part
of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Middleton of Putnam County, Chairman of the Joint
Committee on Enrolled Bills on the Part of the House of Rep-
resentatives, submitted the following report:


House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 9th, 1945.

Hon. Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2-
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives
Concurring: That the American Legion Auxiliary to the
Claude L. Sauls Post No. 13 located at Tallahassee, Florida,
be and is hereby granted permission to operate a cold drink
stand and other concessions incidental thereto, for the uses
and purposes of their organization during the 1945 session as
well as any special session which may be called prior to con-
vening of the 1947 session of the Legislature.
Beg leave to report that the same have this day been pre-
sented to the Governor for his approval.
Very Respectfully,
W. S. MIDDLETON,
Chairman of the Joint Commit-
tee on Enrolled Bills on the Part
of the House of Representatives.
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:

SENATE CHAMBER

Tallahassee, Florida, April 6.
Honorable Evans Crary,
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-
S. B. No. 3-A Bill to be entitled an Act to consolidate Sec-
tion 585.43, Florida Statutes' 1941, as amended by Chapter
21741, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, with Section 585.32,
Florida Statutes 1941, as amended by Chapter 21638, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1943, and to amend said sections as consoli-
dated; relating to the State Live Stock Sanitary Board, and
prescribing certain powers and duties of said board with re-
spect to preventing, combating and extirpating certain con-
tagious, infectious and communicable diseases of Live Stock;
providing for the purchase, distribution and administration of
anti-hog cholera serum and hog cholera virus and the ap-
propriation therefore; and to provide further for the purchase,
distribution and administration of Brucellosis (Bang's disease)
vaccine, and the appropriation therefore.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.











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And Senate Bill No. 3 contained in the above message was
read the first time by its title. Without objection Senate Bill
No. 3, a companion bill to House Bill No. 12 which was fa-
vorably reported from the Committees on Live Stock and
Appropriation, now on the Calendar, was placed on the Cal-
endar without reference.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
H. B. No. 9-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
551.12 of the Florida Statutes of 1941, with respect to frontons,
the powers, duties and liabilities of the State Racing Commis-
sion and of the operators of frontons, the location thereof
and the issuance and granting of permits and licenses for
the operation thereof, and the number of operation days.
Which had been read the second time, was taken up to-
gether with the following pending amendment:
Amendment No. 2-"At the end of the first paragraph of
the bill, strike out the period and insert in lieu thereof a
semi-colon and add the following words and figures to-wit:
'provided that the requirements of law as to the distance
between dog racing tracks shall not apply to frontons' ".
Pending on motion of adoption by Mr. Murray-
Mr. Jenkins moved the previous question on the adoption
of Amendment No. 2 to House Bill No. 9.
A roll call was demanded.



When the vote was taken on the question,
question be now put?", the result was:



Crews
Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Dowda
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins



Wilson



Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples



".'Shall the main


Peters
Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Walker
Williams
Wotitzky
Yeomans



The motion was agreed to and the question then recurred
on the adoption of Amendment No. 2 to House Bill No. 9.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the adoption of Amendment
No. 2 to House Bill No. 9, the result was:



Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell


Harris
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell



Hendley
Johnson
Kelly
Leedy
MacGowan
Murray


Cook
Crews
Curtis
Darby
Delegal
Dowda
Getzen
Gilmore
Hendry



McKenzie
Peavy
Ray
Smith, L. W.
Walker
Wotitzky


Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Lanier
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton



April 9, 1945



Middleton Oelkers Roberts Stewart, W. W.
Midyette Okell Saunders Stirling
Morgan Papy Scales Taylor
McAlpin Peeples Sellar Turner
McDonald Peters Shepperd Wainwright
McKendree Pooser Simpson Williams
Nesmith Poston Smith, M. B. Wilson
Nilsson Rivers Stewart, E. L. Yeomans
The motion was not agreed to. And Amendment No. 2 to
House Bill No. 9 failed of adoption.
Mr. Okell moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 9 be read a third time in full and placed upon final passage.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion to read House Bill
No. 9 a third time, the result was:



Yeas-75.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Collins
Cook
Nays-15.
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Hancock



Crews
Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Dowda
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan



Hardin
Harrell
Kelly
Leedy



Johnson
Lanier
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peeples
Peters
Pooser


MacGowan
Murray
McKenzie
Peavy



Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Williams
Yeomans



Smith, L. W.
Wilson
Wotitzky



The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 9 was read a third time in full.
Mr. Clement moved the previous question on the passage
of the bill.
Which was agreed to.
When the vote was taken on the final passage of House Bill
No. 9, the result was:



Yeas-78.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Nays-10.
Clement
Hancock
Hardin



Crews
Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Dowda
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Harrell
Harris
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan

Kelly
Leedy
Murray



Johnson
Lanier
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peeples
Peters
Pooser

McKenzie
Smith, L. W.



Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Yeomans



Walker
Wotitzky



So House Bill No. 9 passed, title as stated.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I am voting in favor of this bill (H. B. 9) because I am very



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Yeas-88.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
taker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Nays-2.
Wainwright



Yeas-24.
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Davis
Elliott
Nays-68.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley











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definitely opposed to the expansion of legalized gambling in
Dade County.
RICHARD OELKERS, Jr.
Mr. Jenkins moved that the House do now reconsider the
vote by which it passed House Bill No. 9.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Burwell moved that the motion to reconsider be laid
on the table.
Which was agreed to.
The motion to reconsider the vote by which House Bill No.
9 passed, was laid on the table and House Bill No. 9 was
ordered certified to the Senate.
Speaker Pro Tem in the Chair.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS ON SECOND READING
H. B. No. 12-A bill to be entitled An Act to consolidate
Section 585.43, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapter
21741, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, with Section 585.32,
Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapter 21638, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1943, and to amend said Sections as con-
solidated; relating to the State Live Stock Sanitary Board,
and prescribing certain powers and duties of said Board with
respect to preventing, combating and extirpating certain
contagious, infectious and communicable diseases of live stock;
providing for the purchase, distribution and administration of
anti-hog cholera serum and hog cholera virus and the ap-
propriation therefore; and to provide further for the purchase,
distribution, and administration of Bruchellosis (Bang's Di-
sease) vaccine, and the appropriation therefore.
Was taken up.
Mr. Delegal moved that Senate Bill No. 3, a companion
measure which is now on the calendar, be substituted for
and considered in lieu of House Bill No. 12.
Which was agreed to.
And-
S. B. No. 3-A Bill to be entitled an Act to consolidate Sec-
tion 585.43, Florida Statutes' 1941, as amended by Chapter
21741, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, with Section 585.32,
Florida Statutes 1941, as amended by Chapter 21638, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1943, and to amend said sections as consoli-
dated; relating to the State Live Stock Sanitary Board, and
prescribing certain powers and duties of said board with re-
spect to preventing, combating and extirpating certain con-
tagious, infectious and communicable diseases of Live Stock;
providing for the purchase, distribution and administration of
anti-hog cholera serum and hog cholera virus and the ap-
propriation therefore; and to provide further for the purchase,
distribution and administration of Brucellosis (Bang's disease)
vaccine, and the appropriation therefore.
Was taken up and substituted for House Bill No. 12.
Mr. Delegal moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 3 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 3 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Delegal moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 3 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 3 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of Senate Bill No.
3 the result was:



Yeas-87.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh



Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb



Collins
Cook
Crews
Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Dowda
Elliott



Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Hendley



Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe
Lanier
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Nays-None.



Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell



Papy
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd



Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky



So Senate Bill No. 3 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Delegal moved that further consideration of House Bill
No. 12 be indefinitely postponed.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
The Speaker in the Chair.
Mr. Hancock moved that the rules be waived and the House
do now revert to the Introduction of House Resolutions.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Committees on Education "A" and "B"-
House Resolution No. 5-
A Resolution commending the work of the Florida Citizens
Committee on Education and recommending that the scope
of its research be enlarged and that the committee be con-
tinued.
WHEREAS the Florida Citizens Committee on Education,
appointed to make a study of the public school system, has
expended much time and effort in research and in the study
of school problems assigned to its consideration, and
WHEREAS, the work of that Committee and its report are
of very great value to the State of Florida and should be con-
tinued and expanded; now, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the
Legislature of the State of Florida:
That the Florida Citizens Committee on Education and the
members thereof, as follows: S. Kendrick Guernsey, Richard
H. Simpson, Mrs. Kathryn Abbey Hanna, Jack Anderson,
F. N. K. Bailey, Harrison Barringer, Mrs. W. H. Beckham, Al
B. Block, Ray Carroll, Marion Gaines, Allen C. Grazier, A. W.
Litschgi, E. A. Pierce, Mrs. H. H. Wedgworth, and Leo Wotitz-
ky, are hereby commended for the excellence of their work,
research, and report on conditions affecting the public school
system, and
That the Committee be continued and the scope of its
research be enlarged to include the state institutions of higher
learning.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Burwell moved the adoption of the resolution. Which
was agreed to and House Resolution No. 5 was adopted.
By Mr. Hancock of Madison-
H. R. No. 6-Proposing appointment of a committee by the
Speaker to investigate necessity, feasibility and desirability
of the State's acquiring land and erecting office buildings in
certain cities for certain purposes; and providing for the
committee to make its report and recommendations.
Be it Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State
of Florida:
Section 1. That the Speaker of this House forthwith appoint
a committee of six (6) members of the House of Representa-
tives to investigate the necessity, feasibility and desirability of
the State's acquiring land and erecting and maintaining a
building thereon in each of the cities of Jacksonville, Miami,
Tampa, Orlando and Pensacola, for the purpose of providing
office accommodations for all State agencies or bureaus that
are now or hereafter may be located in such respective cities.
Section 2. That within two weeks after its appointment said
committee shall makp -n +hi- House a full report of its find-












ings, including the current rental being paid by the State for
offices of its agencies or bureaus in the cities above named,
and shall make recommendations based upon such investi-
gation and findings.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Hancock moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to and House Resolution No. 6 was
adopted.
Thqreupon, the Speaker announced pursuant to House
Resolution No. 6 he had appointed the following committee:
Messrs. Hancock, Peters, Crews, Darby, Leedy and McDonald.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Clement of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 87-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
561.46, Florida Statutes, 1941, so as to increase the excise tax
on certain alcoholic beverages, and appropriating the pro-
ceeds derived from the increase of said taxes to the General
Revenue Fund.



\April 9, 1945



Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Mr. Carlton moved that House Bill No. 87 which was refer-
red to the Committee on Finance & Taxation be jointly refer-
red to the Committee on Temperance.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Melton moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort Capt. and Mrs. Marvin Kelly of Quincy, Florida, to
the rostrum.
Which was agreed to. Thereupon the Speaker appctnted
Messrs. Melton, Gilmore and Delegal as a committee of three
to escort Capt. and Mrs. Kelly to the rostrum where they were
introduced to the membership of the House.
Mr. Turner, Chairman of the Committee on State Publicity,
moved that the House authorize the mimeographing of 250
copies of House Bill No. 42.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Papy moved that the House do now adjourn.
Which was agreed to. Thereupon at the hour of 4:20 P. M.
the House stood adjourned until 10 A. M. tomorrow morning.



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Tuesday, April 10, 1945



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10 A. M..
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:



Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Dowda
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson



Kelly
Lambe
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples



Peters
Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W,
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
The Journal for Monday, April 9th, was ordered corrected
as follows: On Page 3 in second column in lines 10 and 11
from bottom of page: Change "By Messrs. Elliott and Bollinger
and Burwell of Broward and Sterling of Palm Beach," to read:
"By Messrs. Elliott and Bollinger of Palm Beach and Burwell
and Stirling of Broward."
On Page 2 in line 17 in second column from top of page
change: "By Mr. Oelkers of Dade" to read: "By Messrs. Oelk-
ers, Okell and Peters of Dade."
The Journal for Monday, April 10, was corrected and as
corrected was approved.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Mr. McMullen
from attendance upon the sessions of the House for Tuesday
and Wednesday, April 10 and 11.
The Speaker announced the following additions to Stand-
ing Committees: Mr. Okell appointed to the Committee on
Drainage & Water Conservation. Messrs. Jernigan, Getzen
and McAlpin to the Committee on Public Amusements.
The following communication was received and read:

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
TALLAHASSEE
April 9, 1945..

GENTLEMEN OF THE LEGISLATURE:

In pursuance of the requirement of Section 11 of Article
IV of the State Constitution, I have the honor to transmit
herewith a report covering every case of fine or forfeiture
remitted, or reprieve, pardon or commutation granted, stating
the name of the convict, the crime for which he was convicted,
the sentence, its date, and the date of its remission, commuta-
tion pardon or reprieve since making report to the Regular
Session of the Legislature, April 6, 1943.
Respectfully submitted,
MILLARD F, CALDWELL,
Governor.



Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Crews



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Mr. Carlton moved that the Governor's report be printed
in full in the Journal.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Monroe Fortune, convicted in the Circuit Court of Santa
Rosa County, Florida, January term, 1940, of the offense of
Larceny of Hog and sentenced therefore to serve three years
in the State prison, granted a full and complete pardon
April 8, 1943.
Dudley J. Bozeman, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Duval County, Florida, December term, 1941, of
the offense of Manslaughter and sentenced therefore to serve
three years in the State prison, granted a commutation of
sentence May 11, 1943, to payment of a fine of $500.00 within
thirty days from the date of commutation.
D. C. Smith, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Hillsborough County, Florida, November term, 1935, of the
offenses of Breaking and Entering and Grand Larceny, and
sentenced therefore to serve seven and one-half years in the
State prison, granted a full and complete pardon May 11,
1943.
Leo Yates, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Hillsborough County, Florida, January term, 1943, of the
offense of Aggravated Assault and sentenced therefore to serve
one year in the county jail, granted a conditional parole
May 25, 1943.
Kathlee Dupree, convicted in the County Judge's Court
of Leon County, Florida, May 18, 1943, of the offense of Drunk-
enness and sentenced therefore to serve ninety days in the
county jail, granted a conditional pardon June 30, 1943.
Mrs Lonnie Dupree, convicted in the County Judge's Court
of Leon County, Florida, May 18, 1943, of the offense of
Vagrancy and sentenced therefore to serve ninety days in
the county jail, granted a conditional pardon June 30, 1943.
Harry Armstrong, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Dade County, Florida, April term, 1932, of the offense of
breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony and
sentenced therefore to serve twenty years in the State prison,
granted a full and complete pardon July 20, 1943.
F. G. Bledsoe, convicted in the Circuit Court of Jackson
County, Florida, July term, 1940, of the offense of uttering
a forged instrument and sentenced therefore to serve two years
in the state prison, granted a full and complete pardon July
20, 1943.
Oswald Brown, convicted in the Court of Record of Escambia
County, Florida, March term, 1934, of the offense of breaking
and entering and grand larceny, and sentenced therefore to
serve seven years in the state prison, granted a full and com-
plete pardon July 20, 1943.
Thomas Edenfield, convicted in the Circuit Court of Citrus
County, Florida, fall term, 1942, of the offense of assault with
intent to commit manslaughter, and sentenced therefore to
pay a fine of $500.00 or to serve nine months in the county
jail, granted a full and complete pardon, July 20, 1943.
Robert Hoban, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Dade County, Florida, April term, 1941, of the offense of
unlawful operating a gambling house, and sentenced therefore
to pay a fine of $200.00 or to serve six months in the state
prison, and who paid said fine and the costs of court, granted
a full and complete pardon July 20, 1943.
Lynn French, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Orange County, Florida, August term, 1940, of the offense
of forgery and uttering forgery and sentenced therefore to serve
two years in the state prison, granted a full and complete
pardon July 20, 1943.
Steve Kaylor, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Hillsborough County, Florida, January term, 1941, of the
offenses of forging endorsement and passing forged instru-
ment, and sentenced therefore to serve eighteen months in
the county jail, granted a full and complete pardon July 20,
1943.











JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES April 10, 1945



.R. M. Morgan, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Hillsborough County, Florida, February term, 1941, of
the offense of embezzlement and sentenced therefore to serve
one year in the county jail, granted a full and complete
pardon July 20, 1943.
Clarence Case, Jr., convicted in the County Judge's Court of
Suwannee County, Florida, May term, 1943, of the offense of
driving an automobile while under the influence of intoxi-
cating liquor and sentenced therefore to serve six months in
the county jail, granted a conditional parole August 14, 1943.
Russell B. Lane, convicted in the Circuit Court of Bay
County, Florida, spring term, 1921, of the offense of concealing
stolen property and sentenced therefore to serve three years
in the state prison, granted a full and complete pardon Sep-
tember 2, 1943.
Isaac Ashlborg, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Duval County, Florida, June term, 1929, of the offense of
attempt to have carnal intercourse with an unmarried female
under the age of eighteen and of a previous chaste character
and sentenced therefore to serve two and one-half years in
the state prison, granted a full and complete pardon October
12, 1943.
Bob Carson, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Hillsborough County, Florida, October term, 1935, of the of-
fense of armed robbery and sentenced therefore to serve three
years in the state prison, granted a full and complete pardon
October 12, 1943.
Mrs. L. L. Clark, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Hillsborough County, Florida, May term, 1927, of the offense
of arson and sentenced therefore to serve twenty years in the
state prison, granted a complete pardon October 12, 1943.
Eddye Currie, alias Eddie Currie, convicted in the Circuit
Court of LaFayette County, Florida, spring term, 1935, of the
offense of having carnal intercourse with unmarried female
under 18 years of age of previous chaste character and sen-
tenced therefore to serve four years in the state prison, granted
a full and complete pardon October 12, 1943.
Pete Frierson, convicted in the Circuit Court of Hendry
County, Florida, spring term, 1933, of the offense of accessory
after fact to bank robbery and sentenced therefore to serve
seven years in the state prison, granted a full and complete
pardon October 12, 1943.
Kermit Helms, convicted in the Circuit Court of Walton
County, Florida, Fall term, 1925, of the offense of Grand Lar-
ceny of automobile and sentenced therefore to the Florida In-
dustrial School for Boys until he reached the age of 21 years,
and who was also convicted in the Circuit Court of said Coun-
ty, Fall term, 1929, of the offense of forgery and uttering a
forged instrument and sentenced therefore to serve ten years
in the State prison, granted a full and complete pardon Oc-
tober 12, 1943.
Rosendo Herrero, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Hillsborough County, Florida, April term, 1927, of the of-
fense of grand larceny of auto and sentenced therefore to
serve five years in the State prison, granted a full and com-
plete pardon October 12, 1943.
Clyde Holliday, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Orange County, Florida, September term, 1935, of the
offenses of breaking and entering, and grand larceny and
sentenced to serve five years in the State prison, granted a
full and complete pardon October 12, 1943.
Gordon R. Olmstead, convicted in the Circuit Court of
Indian River County, Florida, Fall term, 1932, of the offense
of embezzlement, two charges, and sentenced therefore to
serve two years in the State prison and to pay a fine of
$5,185.91 and the costs of court, granted a full and complete
pardon October 12, 1943.
Tolbert Pollard, convicted in the Circuit Court of Lee Coun-
ty, Florida, December term, 1928, of the offense of assault
with intent to murder and sentenced therefore to serve one
year in-the County jail, granted a full and complete pardon
October 12, 1943.
Carey R. Roberts, convicted in the Circuit Court of Brow-
ard County, Florida, Spring term, 1941, of the offense of
desertion and withholding means of support and sentenced
therefore to serve one year in the State prison, granted a full
and complete pardon October 12, 1943.



John Sherman, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Hillsborough County, Florida, May term, 1938, of the of-
fense of perjury and sentenced therefore to serve one year in
the State prison, granted a full and complete pardon October
12, 1943.
Lamless Joseph Barrientos, convicted in the County Judge's
SCourt of Okaloosa County, Florida, November 26, 1941, of the
offense of drunk driving and sentenced therefore to pay a fine
of $100.00 and the costs of Court, or to serve three months in
the County jail, granted a commutation of said sentence to
the payment of said fine October 12, 1943.
Nathaniel Brown, convicted in the County Judge's Court
of Okaloosa County, Florida, January 19, 1943, of the offense
of assault and battery and sentenced therefore to pay a fine
of $5.00 and the costs of Court or to serve thirty-five days
in the County jail, granted a remission of sentence, effective
during good behavior, October 12, 1943.
Roy Free, convicted in the County Judge's Court of Oka-
loosa County, Florida, October 21, 1941, of the offense of being
drunk and sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $3.00 and the
costs of Court, or to serve forty days in the County jail, granted
a remission of sentence October 12, 1943.
Jack W. Fullwood, convicted in the County Judge's Court
of Okaloosa County, Florida, October 21, 1941, of the offense
of drunk driving and sentenced therefore to pay a fine of
$100.00 and the costs of Court, or to serve sixty days in the
County jail, granted a remission of sentence October 12, 1943.
Sollie Keitt, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Hillsborough County, Florida, October term, 1935, of the
offense of breaking and entering, three charges, and sentenced
therefore to serve fiften years in the State prison, granted a
commutation of sentence, effecting his release December 20,
1943.
James Parrish, convicted in the Circuit Court of Dade
County, Florida, December term, 1941, of the offense of mur-
der in the second degree and sentenced therefore to serve twen-
ty years in the State prison, granted a conditional pardon
October 12, 1943.
H. R. Robinson, convicted in the County Judge's Court of
Okaloosa County, Florida, May 18, 1942, of the offense of
drunk driving and sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $100.00
and the costs of Court, or to serve sixty days in the County
jail, granted a commutation of sentence to the payment of
$75.00, effective October 12, 1943.
Alvin Sorrells, convicted in the County Judge's Court of
Okaloosa County, Florida, May 16, 1942, of the offense of
drunk driving and sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $100.00
and the costs of court, or to serve sixty days in the County
jail, granted a commutation of sentence to the $95.00 already
paid, effective October 12, 1943.
R. B. Strickland, convicted in the County Judge's Court of
Okaloosa County, Florida, January 13, 1942, of the offense
of profanity and sentenced therefore to pay the costs of Court,
granted a remission of sentence October 12, 1943.
Charles Gordon, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Duval County, Florida, January term, 1921, of the offense
of breaking and entering and grand larceny and sentenced
therefore to serve six years in the State prison, granted a full
and complete pardon November 9, 1943.
Eddie Gables, convicted in the Circuit Court of Volusia
County, Florida, Fall term, 1943, of the offense of grand lar-
ceny and sentenced therefore to serve six months in the County
jail, granted commutation of sentence December 14, 1943.
James Balls, convicted in the County Judge's Court of
Marion County, Florida, December 13, 1943, of the offense of
assault and battery and sentenced therefore to serve six months
in the County jail, granted a commutation of sentence to the
payment of a fine of $150.00 and the costs of Court effective
December 28, 1943.
John L. Andrews, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Polk County, Florida, November term, 1943, of the offense
of unlawfully practicing the art of healing without first hav-
ing obtained a certificate of proficiency in the basic science
and sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $250.00, to to serve
six months in the County jail, granted a commutation of
sentence to the time already served, effective January 25,
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Morris Adams, convicted in the County Judge's Court of
Jackson County, Florida, December 24, 1943, of the offense of
petit larceny and sentenced therefore to serve ninety days in
the County jail, granted a conditional pardon January 25,
1944.
Alvin Allen, convicted in the Circuit Court of Alachua Coun-
ty, Florida, January 19, 1944, of the offense of Aggravated
Assault and sentenced therefore to serve eight months in the
County jail, granted a conditional pardon February 15, 1944.
E. Palmer Baldwin, convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
ord of Dade County, Florida, February term, 1942, of the of-
fenses of forgery and uttering a forged instrument and sen-
tenced therefore to serve six months in the State prison, granted
a full and complete pardon March 14, 1944.
James Burnett, convicted in the Circuit Court of Levy Coun-
ty, Florida, June term, 1941, of the offense of manslaughter
and sentenced therefore to the fourteen or fifteen months that
he had spent in the County jail and State prison, granted a
full and complete pardon on March 14, 1944.
Leroy Gayson, convicted in the Circuit Court of Osceola
County, Florida, Spring term, 1940, of the offense of larceny
of hog and sentenced therefore to serve three years in the
State prison, granted a full and complete pardon March 14,
1944.
J. L. Clemens, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Orange County, Florida, September term, 1940, of the of-
fense of issuing worthless checks, four charges, and sentenced
therefore to serve six month in the County jail, granted a full
and complete pardon March 14, 1944.
Cleo Drew, alias C. M. Drew, alias Warren Rudd, convicted
in the Circuit Court of St. Johns County, Florida, February
term, 1927, of the offense of robbery and sentenced therefore
to serve five years in the State prison; also convicted in the
Criminal Court of Record of Dade County, Florida, October
term, 1930, of the offense of grand larceny and sentenced
therefore to serve five years in the State prison; and also
convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of Volusia County,
Florida, January term, 1932, of the offense of breaking and
entering with intent to commit a felony and sentenced therefore
to serve fifteen years in the State prison, granted a full and
complete pardon March 14, 1944.
Otto Drew, alias O. J. Drew, alias C. H. Carter, convicted
in the Circuit Court of St. Johns County, Florida, February
term, 1927, of the offense of robbery and sentenced therefore
to serve five years in the State prison; also convicted in the
Criminal Court of Record of Dade County, Florida, December
term, 1930, of the offense of armed robbery and sentenced
therefore to serve five years in the State prison; also convicted
in the Ciriminal Court of Record of Volusia County, Florida,
January term, 1932, of the offense of breaking and entering
with intent to commit a felony and sentenced therefore to serve
fifteen years in the State prison, granted a full and complete
pardon March 14, 1944.
Irvin Eckert, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Hillsborough County, Florida, February term, 1942, of the
offenses of breaking and entering, and grand larceny, and
sentenced therefore to serve one year in the County jail,
granted a full and complete pardon March 14, 1944.
Clarence Lookebill, convicted in the Circuit Court of St.
Johns County, Florida, Spring term, 1929, of the offense of
breaking and entering and sentenced therefore to serve five
years in the State prison, granted a full and complete pardon
March 14, 1944.
Parker Mansfield, convicted in the Circuit Court of DeSoto
County, Florida, Fall term, 1934, of the offense of manslaughter
and sentenced therefore to serve twenty years in t he State
prison, granted a full and complete pardon March 14, 1944.
Bernice Overstreet, convicted in the Circuit Court of Dixie
County, Florida, August term, 1938, of the offense of larceny
of a bull and sentenced therefore to serve four years in the
State prison, granted a full and complete pardon March 14,
1944.
J. S. P'opps, convicted in the Circuit Court of Broward
County, Florida, Spring term, 1934, of the offense of man-
slaughter and sentenced therefore to serve seven years in the
State prison, granted a full and complete pardon March 14,
1944.
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Record of Escambia County, Florida, February term, 1920,
of the offense of unlawful sale of alcoholic and intoxicating
liquors and sentenced therefore to pay a fine of $250.00 and
the costs of court, or to serve four months in the County jail;
and also convicted in said court at the May term, 1923, of the
offenses of being unlawfully concerned in the sale of alcoholic
and intoxicating liquors and unlawful possession of alcoholic
and intoxicating liquors and sentenced therefore on the first
count to pay a fine of $100.00 and the cost of court, or to serve
three months in the County jail, granted a full and complete
pardon March 14, 1944.
Robert Robertson, alias Mike Robertson, convicted in the
Circuit Court of DeSoto County, Florida, June term, 1937, of
the offense of assault with intent to rape and sentenced there-
for to serve eight years in the State prison, granted a full and
complete pardon March 28, 1944.
Arthur Smith, convicted in the Circuit Court of Suwannee
County, Florida, Special term, 1939, of the offense of man-
slaughter and sentenced therefore to serve three years in the
State prison, granted a full and complete pardon March 28,
1944.
Harvey Stewart, convicted in the Circuit Court of Suwannee
County, Florida, Special term thereof, 1939, of the offense
of manslaughter and sentenced therefore to serve five years
in the State prison, granted a full and complete pardon March
28, 1944.
R. E. Wadsworti, convicted in the Circuit Court of Suwannee
County, Florida, Special term, 1939, of the offense of man-
slaughter and sentenced therefore to serve three years in the
State prison, granted a full and complete pardon March 28,
1944.
Albert Wilson, convicted in the Circuit Court of Suwannee
County, Florida, Special term, 1939, of the offense of man-
slaughter and sentenced therefore to serve two years in the
State prison, granted a full and complete pardon March 28,
1944.
Lawton Wilson, convicted in the Circuit Court of Suwannee
County, Florida, Special term, 1939, of the offense of man-
slaughter and sentenced therefore to serve five years in the
State prison, granted a full and complete pardon March 28,
1944.
L. Hardee, convicted in the Circuit Court of Alachua County,
Florida, Summer term, 1940, of the offense of assault with
intent to commit manslaughter and sentenced therefore to
serve two years in the State prison, granted a full and com-
plete pardon April 4, 1944.
Bonnie Overstreet, convicted in the Circuit Court of Dixie
County, Florida, August term, 1938, of the offense of Larceny
of a Bull and sentenced therefore to serve four years in the
State prison, granted a full and complete pardon April 4.
1944.
John Stewart, Jr., convicted in the Criminal Court of Rec-
,ord of Palm Beach County, Florida, February term, 1940, of
the offenses of assault with intent to commit robbery, ana
armed robbery, and sentenced therefore to serve ten years in
the State prison, granted a full and complete pardon April
18, 1944.
Henry Austin Carlton, convicted in the County Judge's
Court of Alachua County, Florida, March 18, 1944, of the
offense of assault and battery and sentenced to serve thirty
days in the County jail and to pay a fine of $100.00, including
costs of Court, granted a full and complete pardon May 9,
1944.
John H. Padgett, convicted in the Circuit Court of Walton
County, Florida, January term, 1931, of the offense of obtain-
ing property under false pretenses and sentenced therefore to
pay a fine of $100.00 and the costs of Court, or to serve nine
months in the County jail, granted a full and complete par-
don May 9, 1944.
Earl Upthegrover convicted in the Circuit Court of Hamil-
ton County, Florida, January term, 1926, of the offense of
robbery and sentenced therefore to serve five years in the State
prison, granted a full and complete pardon May 9, 1944.
Stafford Crews, convicted in the Circuit Court of Suwannee
County, Florida, Special term, 1939, of the offense of man-
slaughter and sentenced therefore to serve five years in the
State Prison, granted a full and complete pardon June 13,
1944.
Oscar Lee Jones, alias Odis Leo Jones, convicted in the
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1932, of the offense of bigamy and sentenced therefore to serve
two years in the State prison, granted a full and complete
pardon June 13, 1944.
Gene Owens, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Palm Beach County, Florida, September term, 1928, of the
offense of grand larceny and sentenced therefore to serve one
year in the State prison, granted a full and complete pardon
June 13, 1944.
Lonnie Yates, convicted in the County Judge's Court of
Jackson County, Florida, January term, 1943, of the offense
of unlawful possession of intoxicating liquor and sentenced
August 2, 1943, to serve ninety days in the County jail, grant-
ed a commutation of sentence to the payment of a fine of
$150.00, effective June 29, 1944.
Ralph Arnold, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Dade County, Florida, January term, 1937, of the offense of
manslaughter and sentenced therefore to serve ten years in
the State prison, granted a full and complete pardon Decem-
ber 12, 1944.
J. B. Bramlett, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Hillsborough County, Florida, July term, 1938, of the of-
fense of usury and sentenced therefore to serve ninety days in
the County jail, granted a commutation of sentence to the
payment of a fine of $250.00, effective December 12, 1944.
John Clementi, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Hillsborough County, Florida, February term, 1942, of the
offense of conducting a lottery and sentenced therefore to pay
a fine of $500.00 and the costs of Court, or to serve six months
in the County jail, granted a full and complete pardon Dec-
ember 12, 1944.
James Collins, convicted in the Circuit Court of Palm Beach
County, Florida, Spring term, 1944, of the offense of murder
in the first degree and sentenced therefore to death by electro-
cution, granted a commutation of sentence to life imprison-
ment in the State prison December 12, 1944.
W. W. Foster, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Palm Beach County, Florida, August term, 1938, of the offense
of embezzlement and forgery and sentenced therefore to serve
fifteen years in the State prison, granted a full and complete
pardon December 12, 1944.
J. D. Howell, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Hillsborough County, Florida, April term, 1939, of the offense
of manslaughter, two counts, and sentenced therefore to serve
twelve years in the State prison, granted a full and complete
pardon December 12, 1944.
Walter Lewis, convicted in the Circuit Court of Levy County,
Florida, Fall term, 1939, of the offenses of larceny of hogs and
altering marks and sentenced therefore to serve two years in
the State prison, granted a full and complete pardon Decem-
ber 12, 1944.
Frank Marstan, Jr., convicted in the Circuit Court of Su-
wanee County, Florida, June term, 1939, of the offense of lar-
ceny of an automobile and sentenced therefore to serve two
years in the State prison, granted a full and complete pardon
December 12, 1944.
Henry Reese, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Palm Beach County, Florida, January term, 1940, of the of-
fense of breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony,
to-wit: grand larceny, and sentenced therefore to serve two
years in the State prison, granted a full and complete pardon
December 12, 1944.
Elliot Reeves, convicted in the Court of Record of Escambia
County, Florida, June term, 1939, of the offenses of breaking
and entering and entering with intent to commit a felony
and grand larceny, and sentenced therefore to serve two years
in the State prison, granted a full and complete pardon Dec-
ember 12, 1944.
R. B. Skipper, convicted in the County Judge's Court of
Leon County, Florida, on November 24, 1944, of the offenses
of public profanity, and assault and battery, and sentenced
therefore to serve sixty days in the County jail, granted a com-
mutation of sentence, effecting his release from jail December
20, 1944.
L. 0. Webb, convicted in the Circuit Court of Alachua Coun-
ty, Florida, January term, 1925, of the offenses of larceny and
robbery and sentenced therefore to serve ten years in the
State prison, granted a full and complete pardon December
12, 1944.



Stafford Whipple, convicted in the Circuit Court of Walton
County, Florida, Fall term, 1934, of the offense of murder in
the second degree and sentenced therefore to serve thirty years
in the State prison, granted a full and complete pardon Dec-
"ember 12, 1944.
John Yates, convicted in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee
County, Florida, Fall term, 1939, of the offense of larceny of
hog and sentenced therefore to serve two years in the State
prison, granted a full and complete pardon December 12, 1944.
Al Zalka, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record of
Dade County, Florida, July term, 1944, of the offense of bigamy
and sentenced therefore to serve one year in the State prison,
granted a commutation of sentence to the payment of a fine
of $500.00, December 13, 1944.
Robert B. Haddock, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Polk County, Florida, November term, 1938, of the
offense of murder in the second degree and sentenced therefore
to serve twenty years in th State prison, granted a full and
complete pardon December 19, 1944.
J. W. Pelham, convicted in the Circuit Court of Holmes
County, Florida, May term, 1935, of the offense of rape and
sentenced therefore to life imprisonment in the State prison,
granted a full and complete pardon December 19, 1944.
Walter Stroman, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Dade County, Florida, June term, 1939, of the offense of
unlawfully and feloniously buying, receiving and aiding in
the concealment of stolen property and sentenced therefore to
serve one year in the State prison, granted a full and com-
plete pardon February 13, 1945.
Alto Barnes, convicted in the County Judge's Court of Jack-
son County, Florida, September 29, 1943, of the offense of
failing to report for treatment for venerealdisease, and sen-
tenced therefore to serve ninety days in the County jail, granted
a conditional pardon March 13, 1945.
H. C. Beard, alias H. C. Baird, convicted in the Circuit Court
of Alachua County, Florida, January term, 1937, of the offense
of manslaughter and sentenced therefore to serve ten years
in the State prison, granted a full and complete pardon March
13, 1945.
Arthur Bell, convicted in the Circuit Court of LaFayette
County, Florida, Fall term, 1943, of the offense of larceny of
hogs and sentenced therefore to serve two years in the State
prison, granted a conditional pardon March 13, 1945.
W. J. McNair, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Dade County, Florida, February term, 1937, of the offense
of gambling and sentenced therefore to serve thirty days in
the County jail and to pay a fine of $100.00, granted a com-
mutation of sentence to the payment of a fine of $250.00, in-
cluding the original fine of $100.00, effective March 13, 1945.
J. R. DeBerry, convicted in the Circuit Court of Suwannee
County, Florida, Fall term, 1942, of the offense of murder in
the first degree and sentenced therefore to death by electro-
cution, granted a commutation of sentence to life imprison-
ment in the State prison March 20, 1945.
Jeff Kinsey, convicted in the Circuit Court of Madison
County, Florida, Fall term, 1942, of the offense of larceny of
cows and sentenced therefore to serve three years in the State
prison, granted a conditional pardon March 30, 1945.
Victor Kelsey, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Orange County, Florida, January term, 1945, of the offense
of petty larceny, nine charges, and sentenced therefore to
serve nine months in the County jail, granted a commutation
of sentence to the time served, April 3, 1945.
REPRIEVES
Charlie White, convicted in the Court of Record of Escam-
bia County, Florida, August term, 1942, of the offense of in-
tercourse with unmarried female under age of 18 years and
sentenced to serve seven years in the State prison, granted
reprieve for thirty days from February 11, 1943.
Dudley J. Bozeman, convicted in the Criminal Court of
Record of Duval County, Florida, December 19, 1941, of the
offense of manslaughter and sentenced to serve three years
in the State prison, granted reprieve for thirty days from
March 6, 1943.
Brent Hayward, convicted in the Circuit Court of Putnam
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and receiving stolen property and sentenced to serve five
years in the State prison, granted reprieve for sixty days
from April 16, 1943.
Vance Hayward, convicted in the Circuit Court of Putnam
County, Florida, April term, 1942, of the offense of buying and
receiving stolen property and sentenced to serve five years
in the State prison, granted reprieve for sixty days from April
16, 1943.
Edward Olon Wilkerson, convicted in the Circuit Court of
Walton County, Florida, September term, 1942, of the offense
of aggravated assault and sentenced to serve three months in
the County jail, granted reprieve for sixty days from May 13,
1943.
Bill Simmons, convicted in the Circuit Court of Santa Rosa
County, Florida, January term, 1943, of the offense of grand
larceny and sentenced to serve five years in the State prison,
granted reprieve for sixty days from July 29, 1943.
C. B. Helton, convicted in the Court of Record of Escambia
County, Florida, May 20, 1942, of the offense of larceny of
cow and sentenced June 8, 1942, to serve two years in the
State prison, granted reprieves as follows for sixty days from
May 7, 1943, and for sixty days from August 2, 1943.
Ted Botzis, also known as Ted Botzius, convicted in the
Court of Crimes of Dade County, Florida, June term, 1943, of
the offense of selling intoxicating liquor without a license and
sentenced to pay a fine of $500; in default of such payment
to serve six months in the County jail, granted reprieve for
period from September 7, 1943, to October 13, 1943.
Jimmie Demetree, convicted in the Court of Crimes of Dade
County, Florida, June term, 1943, of the offense of selling
intoxicating liquor without a license, two counts, and con-
spiring to violate the Florida State Beverage Acts and sen-
tenced on each count to pay a fine of $500, or to serve six
months in the County jail, said sentences to run consecutively,
granted reprieve from September 7, 1943 to October 13, 1943.
"Maurice P. Adams, convicted in the County Judges Court
of Jackson County, Florida, December 24, 1943, of the offense
of petit larceny and sentenced to serve ninety days in the
County jail, granted reprieve for sixty days from January 11,
1944.
Mary Graham, convicted in the Criminal Court of Record
of Dade County, Florida, January term, 1943, of the offense of
abortion and sentenced to serve three years in the State
prison, granted reprieves as follows: for sixty days from De-
cember 27, 1943, and for thirty days from February 25, 1944.
Earl Thompson, convicted in the Circuit Court of Duval
County, Florida, Spring term, 1943, of the offense of murder
in the first degre and sentenced to death by electrocution,
granted reprieve for ten days from July 10, 1944.
Edward Thompson, convicted in the Circuit Court of Duval
County, Florida, Spring term, 1943, of the offense of murder
in the first degree and sentenced therefore to death by electro-
cution, granted reprieve for ten days from July 10, 1944.
Edna Peele, convicted in the Circuit Court of Bradford
County, Florida, December 10, 1943, of the offense of man-
slaughter and sentenced to serve eighteen months in the State
prison, granted reprieves as follows: for sixty days from Jan-
uary 22, 1945, and for thirty days from March 21, 1945.
J. R. DeBerry, convicted in the Circuit Court of Suwannee
County, Florida, Fall term, 1942, of the offense of murder in
the first degree and sentenced to death by electrocution,
granted reprieves as follows: for seven days from February
12, 1945, and for thirty days from February 19, 1945.
Dudley F. Valentine, convicted in the Court of Crimes of
Dade County, Florida, June 22, 1944, of the offense of assault
and battery and sentenced to serve five months in the County
jail or to pay a fine of $30.00 and costs of Court, and to
serve thirty days in the County jail, granted reprieve for
sixty days from March 14, 1945.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Ray and Fuqua of Manatee and Burwell and
Stirling of Broward-
House Resolution No. 7-
WHEREAS, there was enacted by Congress, Section 557 of
the Revenue Act of 1941, which became Section 3540 of the
Internal Revenue Code, a law which placed a tax of $5.00
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WHEREAS, it appears that such a tax is an unsuitable
method of raising Federal revenue, because it does not take
into account the value of the vehicle, it duplicates automobile
license taxes imposed by the states, and because it is difficult
to collect under the system now used; and
WHEREAS, a distinguished former-member of this House,
Hon. Dwight L. Rogers, Representative in Congress from the
Sixth Congressional District of the State of Florida, has intro-
duced in the Congress H. R. 1926, which would repeal this
unfair and discriminatory tax; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the State of
Florida, that the Representatives in Congress from Florida be
urged to support said H. R. 1926 or some other pending legis-
lation which would repeal the automobile use tax now in force
and being collected by the Federal Government; and be it
further
RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be mailed by the
Clerk of this House to each Representative in Congress from
the State of Florida.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Ray moved the adoption of the resolution. Which was
agreed to and House Resolution No. 7 was adopted.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Baskin of Marion-
H. B. No. 88-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to taxa-
tion, levying and imposing a tax on cigars; defining cigars;
requiring all cigar dealers as herein defined to obtain a cigar
permit and exacting a fee therefore in addition to other taxes
imposed by law; providing for the report of sale or other
dispostilon of cigars, and the collection and payment of
cigar taxes; providing for the deposit, appropriation and
disposition of the proceeds derived from such taxes and fees,
and prescribing the duties of the Director of the State
Beverage Department with reference thereto; providing for
the enforcement of this Act and penalties for violation hereof.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Messrs. Fuqua and Ray of Manatee-
H. B. No. 89-A bill to be entitled An Act to cancel and
discharge tax sales certificates and tax liens for state and
county taxes, now outstanding and unpaid on the following
described real estate in Palmetto, Manatee County, Florida:
The W'/2 of NW4 of Section 15, Township 34 South, Range
17 East, and
Begin 35 feet south of NE corner of Block "G" Lamb's Plat,
thence west 100 feet, south 35 feet, east 100 feet, north 35 feet
to beginning, in Section 14, Township 34 south, Range 17 east.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Messrs. Leedy and Cobb of Orange-
H. B. No. 90-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to tax-
ation, levying and imposing a tax on cigarettes; defining
cigarettes; requiring all cigarette dealers as herein defined to
obtain a cigarette permit and exacting a fee therefore in addi-
tion .to other taxes imposed by law; providing for the report
of sale or other disposition of cigarettes, and the collection
and payment of cigarette taxes; providing for the deposit,
appropriation and disposition of the proceeds derived from
such taxes and fees, and prescribing the duties and powers
of the director of the State Beverage Department ,nd other
officers and employees under this act and providing for pay-
ment of their salaries and other expenses of the administra-
tion of this act; providing for bonds by agents and dealers;
providing for the enforcement of this act and penalties for
violation hereof.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Mr. Hendley of Pasco-
H. B. No. 91-A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing common
law marriages, providing for registration within one year
from the date the Act becomes law of persons now cohabit-
ing as man and wife under the so-called common law mar-
riages, in the office of the county judge wherein such per-
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registration, providing for the filing and recording of such
certificate by the said county judge in the records of his
office and to fix his fees and charges therefore and pro-
viding a penalty for failure to so register within one year
from the date this Act becomes law.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Mr. Beasley of Walton-
H. B. No. 92-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for
an additional Circuit Judge for the First Judicial Circuit
of Florida, designating his place of residence; providing
that his term of office shall expire on Tuesday after the
first Monday in January, A. D. 1949, and that his successor
shall be elected at the general election A. D., 1948, for a term
of six years.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Messrs. Leedy of Orange and McDonald of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 93-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Bond
Elections for Municipalities, providing for the calling of the
same, providing the method of determining the number of
qualified freeholder electors by a special registration of all
qualified freeholder electors, defining a qualified freeholder
elector, prescribing the applicability of this act, and repealing
provisions of laws in conflict herewith, except as herein pro-
vided.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Cities and Towns.
By Mr. Hendley of Pasco-
H. B. No. 94-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 102.05 of the Florida Statutes of 1941 and to provide that
the selection of candidates for all state, county and other
offices other than federal offices shall be selected at one pri-
mary and that the candidates for all federal offices shall be
selected at another primary.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Live Stock Committee-
H. B. No. 95-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for the
distribution of anti-hog cholera serum and hog cholera virus
to bona fide farmers by the state live stock sanitary board.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without Reference.
By Mr. Hendley of Pasco-
H. B. No. 96-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 102.48 of the Florida Statutes of 1941 pertaining to the
nomination of federal and state candidates and providing for
the nomination of State Senator and providing for the proce-
dure in the event of the death of the nominee and abolishing
the so-called second or run-off primary.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Messrs. Murray, Hardin and Smith of Polk-
H. J. R. No. 97-A joint resolution proposing an amendment
of Section 2 of Article XVII of the Constitution of the State
of Florida. Relating to the revision of the Constitution of
the State of Florida.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment of Section 2 of Article XVII
of the Constitution of the State of Florida, relating to the
revision of said Constitution, be and the same is hereby agreed
to and shall be submitted to the electors of the State of
Florida for approval or rejection at the next general election
to be held in 1946; that is to say that Section 2 of Article
XVII of the Constitution of the State of Florida be amended
so as to read as follows:
"SECTION 2. That a Commission to draft and submit to
the Legislature of the State of Florida a proposed revision of
the Constitution of the State of Florida is hereby created and
that said Commission shall be composed of the Governor,
Attorney General, one Justice of the Supreme Court to be
designated by the Supreme Court, two circuit judges and two
attorneys at law and two laymen to be designated by the
Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and
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nated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the
President of the Senate and four members of the Senate to be
designated by the President of the Senate. The Governor
shall be Chairman of said Commission. It shall be the duty
of said Commission to prepare and submit to the Legislature
a proposed revision of the Constitution of the State of Flori-
da. The Legislature may, by majority vote of the members of
both houses, make such changes as may be deemed advisable
in the proposed revision. When the proposed revision has
been approved by the members of both houses by majority
vote, to be entered upon their respective journals, the same
shall be submitted to the electors of the State for approval or
rejection. If a majority of the electors voting upon the revis-
ion at such election shall adopt the revision the same shall
become the Constitution of the State of Florida. Any vacancy
in the Commission shall be filled in the same manner and in
the same proportion as original designations. The expenses
of the Commission shall be paid as may be provided by law."
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Committees on Judiciary "A" and "B".
H. B. No. 98-A bill to be entitled An Act to fix the salaries
of the Circuit Judges of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Peters of Dade-
H. B. No. 99-A bill to be entitled An Act to appropriate
$50,000.00 for the further expenses of the work of the Ever-
glades National Park Commission, created by Act of the Legis-
lature, Chapter 13887, May 25, 1929, as amended by Chapter
16966, Acts of 1935, and further amended by Chapter 20669,
No. 461, Acts of 1941.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Judiciary "A" and Appropriations.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
COMMITTEE REPORTS
April 10, 1945
Mr. Rivers of Clay, Chairman of the Committee on Resolu-
tions, reported that the Committee had carefully considered
the following concurrent resolution and recommends that it
be adopted:
House Concurrent Resolution No. 3-A resolution to invite
the Honorable Claude Pepper, United States Senator from
Florida, to address a joint Session of the Florida Legislature.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 3, contained in the
above report, was placed on the Calendar.
April 10, 1945
Mr. Floyd of Franklin, Chairman of the Committee on Ju-
diciary "B", reported that the Committee had carefully con-
sidered the following bill and recommends that it does not
pass.
H. B. No. 15-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
4846, revised General Statutes of Florida, the same being
Chapter 6932, compiled General Laws, 1927, as amended by
Section 1, Chapter 16067, Acts of 1933, as amended by Chap-
ter 20250, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941, as amended by
Chapter 20525, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941, relating to legal
holidays.
And House Bill No. 15, contained in the above report, was
laid on the table under the rule.
April 10, 1945
Mr. Murray of Polk, Chairman of the Committee on Judici-
ary "A", reported that the Committee had carefully considered
the following bill and recommends that it do pass.
H. B. No. 100-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 27.04, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to the summoning,
the administration of oaths in the examination of witnesses
by the state's attorney.
And House Bill No. 100, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 10, 1945
Mr. Murray Polk, Chairman of the Committee on Judi-
ciary "A", reported that the Committee had carefully con-
sidered the following bill and recommends that it do pass.












H. B. No. 101-A bill to be entitled Aft Act to amend Section
32.22, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to the summoning, the
administration of oaths in the examination of witnesses by the
county solicitor.
And House Bill No. 101, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 10, 1945
Mr. Floyd of Franklin, Chairman of the Committee on Ju-
diciary "B", reported that the Committee had carefully con-
sidered the following bills and recommends that they do pass.
H. B. No. 38-A bill to be entitled an Act providing for a
seventy-two hour work week for firemen, and repealing Chap-
ters 167.62 and 167.63 Florida Statutes 1941 and any and all
other laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
H. B. No. 40-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter
29.03, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to the compensation for
services of official Court Reporters, changing the basis from
a unit of one hundred words to a unit of one page.
And House Bills Nos. 38 and 40, contained in the above
report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 10, 1945
Mr. Floyd of Franklin, Chairman of the Committee on
Judiciary "B", reported that the Committee had carefully
considered the following bills and recommends that they do
pass.
H. B. No. 43-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to State
Standards of Weights and Measures and the use and regula-
tion of such weights and measures and weighing and meas-
uring devices and providing for the administration and en-
forcement of the provisions of this act and providing penalties
for its violation.
H. B. No. 48-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
683.01, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to legal holidays.
And House Bills Nos. 43 and 48, contained in the above re-
port, were placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 10, 1945
Mr. Harris of Pinellas, Chairman of the Committee on In-
surance, reported that the Committee had carefully consid-
ered the following bills and recommends that they do pass.
H. B. No. 57-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
284.07, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to the State Fire Insur-
ance Fund and particularly with respect to the employment
by the State Treasurer of certain persons, and providing for
salaries of such persons, and other expenses, in connection
with the administration of such fund.
H. B. No. 58-A bill to be entitled An Act to Amend Section
632.07, Florida Statutes 1941, Relating to Conditions Precedent
to License Being Granted Domestic Mutual Fire Insurance
Associations.
H. B. No. 71-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing bene-
volent mutual benefit associations, with the consent of the
Insurance Commissioner to transform into legal reserve or
level premium companies and to incur the obligations and
enjoy the benefits thereof; providing that all members shall
have the privilege of converting their certificates; providing
for deposits and providing that such change shall not affect
existing suits, rights or contracts.
And House Bills Nos. 57, 58 and 71, contained in the above
report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 10, 1945
Mr. Holland of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on For-
estry, Lumber and Naval Stores, reported that the Committee
had carefully considered the following bill and recommends
that it does pass as amended.
H. B. No. 17-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
125.29, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Section 3 of
Chapter 21997, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943 relating to the
establishment of County Fire Control Units; confirming and
validating all fire control unit referendum elections and all
fire control agreements heretofore entered into between the
Florida Board of Forestry and Parks and any county.
Which Amendment reads as follows:
"Immediately after Section 1 and before Section 2, of the
Bill, insert Section "1/$" as follows:



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Section 11/2: Any Board of County Commissioners is au-
thorized to establish and maintain a fire control unit under
the provisions of Section 125.23 to 125.28 inclusive, Florida
Statutes, 1941, if the establishment thereof has been approved
by a majority of the votes cast upon the question of the es-
tablishment of a fire control unit by the qualified electors
voting thereon at any General or Special Election heretofore
held.
And House Bill No. 17, contained in the above report, to-
gether with Committee Amendment thereto, was placed on
the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that House Bill No. 7 be with-
drawn from the Committee on Public Printing and referred
to the Committee on Claims.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:

Senate Chamber,

Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1945

Honorable Evans Crary,
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--
H. B. No. 6-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to educa-
tion: to provide an emergency appropriation to the County
School Fund for the instructional salary portion of the State
Teachers Salary Fund for the school year 1944-45 in a sum
equivalent to $200.00 for each instruction unit for instruc-
tional personnel in the State during the school year 1943-44.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.

The following message from the Senate was received and
read:

Senate Chamber,

Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1945

Honorable Evans Crary,
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 Concurrent Resolution No. 1-
WHEREAS, this brutal was in Europe is nearing an end,
and the conflict against the enemy in the Pacific is being
speeded to an inevitable victory, and
WHEREAS, the greatest sacrifices of this most terrible
and destructive of all wars are being made by the men in
the armed forces of our country, and
WHEREAS, the highest motive of these men in action is
to insure not only. for themselves but their countrymen, and
for their children, and ours, too, and for all of our children's
children, a permanent and enduring peace, and
WHEREAS, a great conference of all the Allies and as-
sociated nations is being held in San Francisco beginning
April 25, 1945, to formulate plans for an organization to
insure this future peace, and
WHEREAS, there is no direct representative of the enlisted
men in the American delegation as at present constituted;
Now therefore,



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BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE
CONCURRING:-
Section 1. That in our considered judgment a fitting rep-
resentative or representatives from among those who have
shared the hardships and suffering of battle with the com-
mon fighting men of our country should be appointed to
serve on the American delegation to the San Francisco con-
ference on permanent world organization, and that such a
representative or representatives should also serve on the
American delegation at the final peace conference.
Section 2. That the representative or representatives should
be selected by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces
of the United States, and should not be above the rank of
sergeant if from the Army or Marine Corps, or not above
the rank of Chief Petty Officer if from the naval forces, and
Section 3. That a copy of this Resolution, under the great
seal of Florida, be transmitted by the Secretary of State to
the Honorable Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United
States.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bill No. 6 and House Concurrent Resolution
No. 1, contained in the above messages, were referred to the
Committee on Enrolled Bills.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:

Senate Chamber,

Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1945
Honorable Evans Crary,
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-
S. B. No. 41-A bill entitled An Act to supplement the salary
of each circuit judge of the State of Florida residing in and
a citizen of a county having a population of more than 31,600
inhabitants, and in which there is an incorporated city or town
with a population of more than 16,000 inhabitants, and whose
circuit is composed of six counties, and in which said resident
county there is neither established a criminal court of record,
a court of record, a county court, a civil court of record, nor a
court of crimes, and in which said resident county three reg-
ular terms of circuit court are designated by law to be held
each year, and directing said counties to make such supple-
mentation and making the same a county purpose.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 41 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was referred to the Com-
mittee on Census & Apportionment.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:

Senate Chamber,
"Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1945

Honorable Evans Crary,
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-
S. B. No. 84-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
2 of Chapter 20998, Laws of Florida, Act of 1941, the same



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being an Act entitled, "An Act providing for the employment
of two stenographers for the County Solicitor for the Criminal
Court of Record, and to provide for the purchase of supplies
and payment of rent and other expenses for such County
Solicitor, and fixing the compensation of such stenographers
in Counties of the State of Florida having a population of
not less than 125,000 and not more than 200,000 according
to the last preceding federal census; and repealing all laws
and parts of laws in conflict herewith," by authorizing the
County Solicitor of the Criminal Court of Record of such
Counties to expend for office rent, supplies and expenses to
be used in his offices, a sum not exceeding twenty-four hun-
dred dollars ($2400.00) per annum, and payment therefore;
said payment to be made out of the general fund of such
Counties.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 84 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:

Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1945
Honorable Evans Crary,
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-
S. B. No. 81-A bill to be entitled An Act to designate that
part of State Road No. 69 extending from Live Oak to Mayo
ds the Hinely-Parker Highway; and to designate the bridge
to be constructed across the Suwannee River on said road as
the Hal W. Adams bridge.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 81 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:

SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1945.
Honorable Evans Crary,
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-
S. B. No. 52-A bill to be entitled An Act providing that all
motor vehicles operated for hire upon the public roads and
highways of Duval County, Florida within a radius of fifteen
(15) miles of the present city limits of the City of Jacksonville,
Florida, be exempted from the jurisdiction and control of the
Florida Railroad Commission.

PROOF OF PUBLICATION ATTACHED.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.










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And Senate Bill No. 52 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was referred to the Com-
mittee on Motor Vehicles & Carriers.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 9, 1945.
Honorable Evans Crary,
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-
S. B. No. 68-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
City of Lake Worth, Florida: Creating a Light and Water
Board and Defining its Powers and Duties.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
"Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 68 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was placed on the Local
Calendar.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS OF GENERAL NATURE
ON SECOND READING
Mr. Clark asked the unanimous consent of the House to
now take up and consider House Bill No. 95 which was in-
troduced this morning and plated on the calendar without
reference.
Which was given, and
H. B. No. 95-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
the distribution of anti-hog cholera serum and hog cholera
virus to bona fide farmers by the State Live Stock Sanitary
Board.
Was taken up.
Mr. Clark moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 95 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 95 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Clark moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 95 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 95 was read a third time in full.
Upon call of the roll, on the passage of the bill the vote was:



Yeas-90
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Crews
Curtis
Darby



Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe
Lanier



Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples
Poston
Peters
Pooser



Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Nays-None.



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So House Bill No. 95 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Murray moved that the rules be waived and that the
House do now revert to the order of introduction of House
Bills and Joint Resolutions.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote and it was so
ordered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. McMullen of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 100-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 27.04, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to the summoning,
the administration of oaths in the examination of witnesses
by the state's attorney.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Mr. McMullen of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 101-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
32.22, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to the summoning, the
administration of oaths in the examination of witnesses by the
county solicitor.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Messrs. Murray, Hardin and Smith of Polk-
H. B. No. 102-A bill to be entitled An Act providing that
the Board of County Commissioners of Polk County, Florida,
may create a post war construction fund; prescribing the
public purposes for which such fund shall be used; providing
the methods for raising revenue to be created to such fund;
and prescribing the time and manner when such fund shall
be used.
Which was read the first time by title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Mr. McMullen of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 103-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 918.10 of the Florida Statutes 1941 relating to instructions
by the court to the juries in criminal trials.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Mr. Peters of Dade-
H. B. No. 104-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 2 of Chapter 16995, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1935, ap-
proved June 7, 1935, entitled "An Act authorizing Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida, in
their discretion, to convey to the United States lands in Dade,
Monroe and Collier Counties to become a part of the Ever-
glades National Park, pursuant to the enabling Act of Con-
gress passed May 30, 1934, and authorizing the Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund, in their discretion, to ex-
change other state lands for privately owned lands within said
park area, and for conveying lands so received in exchange to
the United States."
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Lands.
By Mr. Hancock of Madison-
H. B. No. 105-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to and
regulating the transmission of news and information from
within the premises of any horse race meet licensee, prescrib-
ing a penalty for the violation of same, authorizing the racing
commission to promulgate rules and regulations, providing
for a license'tax, prohibiting publication of betting odds based
on pari-mutuel pools and requiring licensee to furnish lists
to the racing commission.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
Mr. Carlton moved that House Bill No. 105 which had been
referred to the Committee on Finance & Taxation be also
referred to the Committee on Public Amusements.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
By Mr. Hardin of Polk (by Request)-
H.'B. No. 106-A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief
of F. E. Rhodes of Polk County, Florida for his necessary and
actual expenses incurred because of serious bodily injuries
sustained by his wife and son and damages to his car with-



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out any fault of either of them as a result of the negligence
of an escaped prisoner of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Claims & State Pensions.
By Mr. Hardin of Polk (By Request)-
H. B. No. 107-A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief
of S. H. Brower of Polk County, Florida for his necessary
and actual expenses incurred because of serious bodily injuries
sustained by his wife, Amie Lucille Brower, from which she
later died, as a result of the negligence of an escaped prisoner
of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Claims & State Pensions.
By Messrs. Stewart of Hendry and Middleton of Putnam-
H. B. No. 108-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 409.16, Florida Statutes, 1941, by making eligible for
old age assistance certain residents of this state who have
not resided in the state five years of the nine years immedi-
ately preceding their application.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare.
By Mr. Scales of Taylor-
H. B. No. 109-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 525.07, Florida Statutes 1941 as amended by Chapter
21883, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, relating to the inspec-
tion of measuring devices used in the sale or distribution of
gasoline and kerosene.
Which -was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Agriculture.
By Messrs. Jenkins of Alachua, Dowda of Putnam, Leedy
of Orange, Walker of Volusia, Scales of Taylor, Papy of Mon-



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roe, Okell of Dade, Simpson of Jefferson, Murray of Polk,
Ray of Manatee-
H. J. R. No. 110-A joint resolution proposing an amendment
to Article XVI, of the Constitution of the State of Florida, by
adding thereto an additional section to provide for the ap-
pointment by a concurrent resolution of the Senate and House
of Representatives of a director of the budget and to authorize
the Legislature to prescribe his powers and duties, qualifica-
tions and term of office.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Article XVI of the Con-
stitution of the State of Florida, by adding thereto an addi-
tional section to be known as Section 34, be and the same is
hereby agreed to and shall be submitted to the electors of
the State of Florida for ratification or rejection at the gen-
eral election for Representatives to be held in the year 1946,
as follows:
Section 34.-The Legislature shall provide for a Director of
the Budget, who shall be appointed by a concurrent resolution
of the Senate and House of Representatives, and shall pre-
scribe his powers and duties, provide for his qualifications and
term of office, the length of which shall be wholly within
the discretion of the Legislature and shall not be limited by
.Section 7, Article XVI, of the Constitution.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and that the
House do now adjourn.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote.
Thereupon at the hour of 11:58 A. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 10:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.












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Wednesday, April 11, 1945



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00 A.M.



The roll was called and
to their names:
Mr. Speaker Curtis
Amos Darby
Andrews Davis
Ayers Delegal
Baker Dowda
Barber Elliott
Barnhill Ferran
Baskin Floyd
Beasley Fuqua
Bedenbaugh Getzen
Bollinger Gilmore
Bronson Hancock
Burnsed Hardin
Burwell Harrell
Carlton Harris
Carraway Hendley
Carswell Hendry
Clark Holland, B. I
Clement Holland, F. I
Cobb Ingraham
Collins Jenkins
Cook Jernigan
Crews Johnson



the following members answered



Kelly
Lambe
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples



Peters
Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



A quorum present.



Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
The Journal for Tuesday, April 10, was corrected and as
corrected, was approved.
The Speaker announced the following appointments to
Standing Committees:
Mr. Stewart of Hendry appointed to the Committee on
Drainage and Water Conservation.
Mr. Jenkins appointed to the Committee on Education "B".

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. McKenzie of Levy-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 5-
WHEREAS, vast quantities of materials, commodities and
equipment outmoded, unnecessary and unusable in the prose-
cution of the War efforts, are now on hand and being dis-
posed of and will greatly increase in volume as the War nears
a close; AND,
WHEREAS, the prevailing method of disposition of such
materials, commodities and equipment is through.dealers in
volume of the same, through and from whom the ultimate
user or consumer must purchase, thereby increasing the cost
to him thereof; AND,
WHEREAS, much of such materials, commodities and equip-
ment would be useful to the individuals of the State and na-
tion engaged in agricultural, horticultural and other kindred
enterprises;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the House of
Representatives, the Senate concurring, that the Congress of
the United States and the officials and/or agencies having in
charge the disposition of such materials, commodities and
equipment, be, and they are, hereby respectfully requested and
urged to enact such laws or adopt such rules and regulations
as will enable individual users and consumers to acquire by
purchase for cash, or upon conditional terms of sale on an
installment basis, any such materials, commodities or equip-
ment direct from the official or agency having charge thereof
and, in order that the general public may be informed of the
nature of such materials, commodities or equipment, each
County Demonstration Agent in the State of Florida and
other States be furnished a list or catalog thereof, setting
forth a description of the same, the price and terms upon



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which the same may be purchased, and containing such other
pertinent information as will enable prospective purchasers
to avail themselves of the privilege contemplated by this res-
olution, and that each County Demonstration Agent receiving
such list or catalog give due publicity to the contents of the
same.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolu-
tion be furnished to each of the Senators and Members of the
House of Representatives of the Congress by the Chief Clerk
of this House.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Resolutions.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND
JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Dowda and Middleton of Putnam-
H. B. No. 111-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Putnam County,
State of Florida, to remove from said office and turn over
all duplicate tax rolls without binders for the year 1940, and
all prior years, to the paper salvage campaign for the benefit
of the Red Cross.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Ar-
ticle III of the Constitution, has been established in this Legis-
lature.
And the above bill was read the first time by its title and
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Dowda and Middleton of Putnam-
H. B. No. 112-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering Putnam County, Florida, by, and through the
board of county commissioners of said county to grant, bar-
gain, sell, exchange and convey certain described lands, the
property of said county.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Ar-
ticle III of the Constitution, has been established in this Legis-
lature.
And the above bill was read the first time by its title and
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Rivers of Clay-
H. B. No. 113-A bill to be entitled An Act to prescribe and
guarantee minimum compensation of the county tax collector
for collecting general county taxes in each county where the
United States of America has acquired or hereafter acquires
more than fifteen per cent of the total area of the county.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Mr. Bedenbaugh of Columbia-
H. B. No. 114-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, estab-
lish and designate a certain state road.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Mr. Carlton of Duval-
H. B. No. 115-A bill to be entitled An Act providing that
incorporated Cities and Towns may regulate the number of
licenses which may be granted for the sale of intoxicating
beverages within their corporate limits by certain vendors,
as defined in the Beverage Law of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Cities & Towns.
By Mr. Rivers of Clay-
H. B. No. 116-A bill to be entitled An Act to validate and
confirm the assessment and levy of taxes made by the City
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1942, 1943 and 1944.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
"The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Ar-
ticle III of the Constitution, has been established in this Legis-
lature.
And the above bill was read the first time by its title and
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Dowda and Middleton of Putnam-
H. B. No. 117-A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize
and empower the Board of County Commissioners of Putnam
value of all County lands acquired for delinquent taxes, with-
out regard to last assessed value.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Ar-
ticle III of the Constitution, has been established in this Legis-
lature.
And the above bill was read the first time by its title and
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Ingraham of DeSoto-
H. B. No. 118-A bill to be entitled An Act to make it un-
lawful for hogs, cattle, horses, mules, sheep and goats to run
at large in DeSoto County, Florida, and to provide for the
impounding and sale of such animals when found at large
in violation of this Act, and to provide punishment for the
owners of such animals who willfully permit the same to run
at large in violation of this Act, and for prosecution of such
persons, and to provide and to determine what is due process
of law in the making of such sale, and to provide for the dis-
position of funds arising from the sale of such animals and
to provide for the payment of the costs, charges and expenses
of the administration of this Act.
Which was read the first time by title and placed on the
Local Calendar.
By Committee on Forestry, Lumber and Naval Stores-
H. B. No. 119-A bill to be entitled An Act designating and
defining Arbor Day in the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by title and placed on Calen-
der without reference.
By Mr. Smith of Polk-
H. B. No. 120-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
599.05, Florida Statutes 1941, as amended by Chapter 21,809,
Acts of 1943, relating to the imposition of excise tax upon
citrus fruit by increasing said excise tax on oranges from one
cent to two cents upon each standard packed box and chang-
ing the method for computing such tax on grapefruit and
oranges when purchased, acquired or handled on a weight
basis.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus Fruits.
By Messrs. McMullen, McDonald and Holland of Hills-
borough-
H. B. No. 121-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
assessment and collection in Hillsborough County, Florida, of
all taxes levied by the state, county, county school board,
school districts, special tax school districts and municipalities
in said county, pursuant to Sections 11 and 12 of Article VIII
of the Constitution of the State of Florida; to provide for the
assessment of all such taxes by the county tax assessor; to
provide for the collection, care custody, reporting and dis-
bursement of all such taxes collected, by the county tax
collector; to provide for additional bond to be posted by the
county tax collector; to prescribe the powers, functions, duties
and additional commissions of said county tax assessor and
said county tax collector in connection therewith; to provide
that the tax assessment roll of said county shall be prepared,
reviewed, equalized and completed and all taxes collected
thereon shall be in accordance with the general laws of
Florida governing county taxation; to provide that the county
budget commission of Hillsborough County, Florida, shall have
no jurisdiction or power over the annual budgets of or the
millages determined and fixed by any municipality in said
county; and to provide for the furnishing of audits made of
the tax collector's office to each municipality in Hillsborough
County, Florida.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Ar-
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lature.
And the above bill was read the first time by its title and
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. McMullen, McDonald and Holland of Hills-
borough-
H. B. No. 122-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Hills-
borough County, Florida, to compromise, adjust, settle and
cancel any outstanding and unpaid Bayshore Seawall Assess-
ments together with any and all penalties interest and fees
thereon, made under Chapter 9470, Laws of Florida, Acts 1923
Legislature as amended by Chapter 12851, Laws of Florida,
Acts 1927 Legislature and Chapter 14107, Laws of Florida, Acts
1929 Legislature, upon terms and conditions to be fixed and
determined by said Board 6f County Commissioners in their
discretion.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Ar-
ticle III of the Constitution, has been established in this Legis-
lature.
And the above bill was read the first time by its title and
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. McMullen, McDonald and Holland of Hills-
borough-
H. B. No. 123-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Hills-
borough County, Florida, to convey gratuitously without ad-
vertisement sale or consideration to Carmichael Legree Post of
Colored Veterans of the World Wars, Lots Three and Four, of
Block Seven, of John B. Spencer's Subdivision, per plat re-
corded in Deed Book "K", Page 788, Public Records of said
County, for the purpose of building a home thereon for said
veterans, and likewise empowering and directing the proper
officials of the City of Tampa, Florida, a municipal corpora-
tion, to take all necessary actions to accomplish the cancel-
lation and discharge of record of any and all taxes and liens
claimed or held by said municipality upon said real estate.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Ar-
ticle III of the Constitution, has been established in this Legis-
lature.
And the above bill was read the first time by its title and
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Committee on Citrus Fruits-
H. B. No. 124-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
594.09, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to the methods to be
used and followed by citrus fruit inspectors in determining
the total soluble solids of citrus fruit under the citrus ma-
turity law.
Which was read the first time by title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Committee on Citrus Fruits-
H. B. No. 125-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
599.08, Florida Statutes 1941, as amended by Chapter 21,811,
Acts of 1943, relating to payment of excise taxes on citrus
fruits for advertising by use of stamps, etc., by providing
alternate methods of the payment of such taxes by the use
of stamp machines or periodic payment of such taxes guaran-
teed by bond or cash deposit under rules and regulations to
be promulgated by the Florida Citrus Commisison.
Which was read the first time by title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Committee on Citrus Fruits-
H. B. No. 126-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
595.06 of Florida statutes, 1941 providing for the division by
counties of the citrus belt of the State of Florida into seven
citrus districts.
Which was read the first time by title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Committee on Citrus Fruits-
H. B. No. 127-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
594.16, Florida statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapter 21808,
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, relating to citrus inspectors,
their compensation, expenses, and classification and further
providing for the employment of additional field and other
agents and clerical assistants, providing for their payment,
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Which was read the first time by title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Committee on Citrus Fruits-
H. B. No. 128-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
595.29, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapter 21816,
Acts of the Florida Legislature of 1943, relating to appro-
priation of funds derived from excise taxes on oranges, grape-
fruit and tangerines for investigation of transportation prob-
lems affecting the citrus industry by the Florida Citrus Com-
mission, by providing for a carry-over of unexpended funds
from year to year not to exceed $20,000.
Which was read the first time by title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Committee on Citrus Fruits-
H. B. No. 129-A bill to be entitled An Act to earmark and
carry over unexpended funds derived under State laws re-
specting inspection of citrus fruit in the State of Florida by
the Commissioner of Agriculture, and to be thereafter used
only for such purposes as will benefit or serve the needs of
the citrus industry.
Which was read the first time by title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Committee on Citrus Fruits-
H. B. No. 130-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
595.32, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the administration
by the Florida Citrus Commission of its research department
and to repeal Chapter 595.34, Florida Statutes, 1941, so as to
eliminate the advisory research committee provided therein.
Which was read the first time by title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Committee on Citrus Fruits-
H. B. No. 131-A bill tc be entitled An Act to amend Section
595.35, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapter 21815,
Acts of the Florida Legislature of 1943, relating to appropri-
ation of moneys derived from excise taxes on citrus fruits for
the research department of the Florida Citrus Commission, by
providing for a carry-over of unexpended funds from year to
year not to exceed $30,000.
Which was read the first time by title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Committee on Citrus Fruits-
H. B. No. 132-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
596.04, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the examination and
approval of applications for citrus fruit dealers' licenses, by
adding to the grounds for disapproval of such applications.
Which was read the first time by title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Committee on Citrus Fruits-
H. B. No. 133-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
599.09, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to the handling and dis-
bursement of excise tax levied on oranges, grapefruit, and
tangerines by creating a fund to be known as "Florida Citrus
Advertising Fund" providing that the Florida Citrus Commis-
sion shall keep records showing the amount of money held
for each type of citrus fruit.
Which was read the first time by title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Committee on Citrus Fruits-
H. B. No. 134-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
595.25, Florida statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapter 21806,
Laws of Florida, 1943, relating to the payment of salaries,
costs and expenses incurred by the Florida Citrus Commission
by providing for the same to be paid out of special funds
known as the "Orange Advertising Fund," the "Grapefruit
Advertising Fund" and the "Tangerine Advertising Fund."
Which was read the first time by title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Committee on Citrus Fruits-
H. B. No. 135-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
597.06, Florida statutes of 1941, as amended by Chapter 21,807,
Acts of 1943, relating to maturity inspection fees, by providing
for inspection fees to be paid from August 31 to December 15
of each year on citrus fruits, except Valencia and other late
type oranges, and for inspection fees to be paid from August 31
of each year to March 1, of the succeeding year on all Valencia
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Which was read the first time by title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Committee on Citrus Fruits-
H. B. No. 136-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Section 595.22 of Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to Grade
Inspection Assessment of all citrus fruit sold, offered for sale,
or offered for shipment within or without the State of Florida
by providing for the reduction of such assessment to three-
quarters of a cent for each standard packed box of citrus fruit.
Which was read the first time by title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Committee on Citrus Fruits-
H. B. No. 137-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter
21912, Acts of 1943, and Section 599.18, Florida Statutes,
1941, which is 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 limes produced in Florida
through the conducting of a publicity, advertising and sales
promotion campaign to increase the consumption of such
limes; to levy and impose an excise tax on the sale and ship-
ment of limes produced in Florida and to provide for the
collection thereof; to create a lime advertising fund; to vest
the administration of the Act in the Florida Citrus Commis-
sion and to provide for the powers, duties and authority of
said Commission hereunder; and to provide penalties for
violations of this Act; by providing for the moneys collected
thereunder to be paid into and disbursed from the "Florida
Citrus Advertising Fund".
Which was read the first time by title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Committee on Citrus Fruits-
H. B. No. 138-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide alter-
native methods for the payment and collection of State grade
inspection citrus fruit assessments .as provided by Section
595.22, Florida Statutes 1941, State maturity citrus fruit in-
spection fees as provided by Section 597.07, Florida Statutes
1941, and assessments upon citrus fruit treated with coloring
matter as provided by Section 597.21, Florida Statutes 1941, by
providing that said assessments or fees may be paid at periodic
intervals under regulations prescribed by the Commissioner of
Agriculture of the State of Florida, such regulations to pro-
vide for the posting of a bond or cash deposit to guarantee the
payment of such assessments or fees, and to authorize the
Commissioner of Agriculture to permit the use of stamp or
stamp vending machines in the collection of such assessments
or fees.
Which was read the first time by title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Hancock of Madison-
H. B. No. 139-A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the
State of Florida and other State and County political entities
and officers and municipalities of the State of Florida to
enter into contract or contracts with the United States, or any
agency thereof, for the lease, purchase, or other acquisition,
of surplus property under the provisions of the Act of Congress
known as the Surplus Property Act of 1944, and amendments
or similar act for the disposal of such property.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Mr. Papy of Monroe-
H. B. No. 140-A bill to be entitled An Act providing that
the State Road Department and the Overseas Road and Toll
Bridge District shall immediately take appropriate steps by
lease or purchase agreement, or both, to free the overseas
highway (State Road 4-A) from tolls, and directing the State
Board of Administration and the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Monroe County to assist in effectuating the freeing
of said highway of tolls.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Committee on Judiciary "A"-
H. B. No. 141-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to rob-
bery; defining robbery by a person armed with a dangerous
weapon with the intent if resisted to kill the person robbed,
and prescribing a penalty therefore; and defining robbery by
a person whether armed with a dangerous weapon or not, not
having the intent if resisted to kill the person robbed, and
prescribing a penalty therefore.
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By Miss Baker of Pinellas and Mr. Jenkins of Alachua-
H. B. No. 142-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
323.24, Florida statutes, 1941, relating to auto transportation
companies under the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission,
so as to provide that the Railroad Commission may proceed in
equity for an accounting against any such company which has
failed to pay mileage taxes.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Motor Vehicles & Carriers.
By Mr. Williams, of Holmes-
H. B.'No. 143-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
and require the publication of the official minutes of both the
board of county commissioners and the board of public in-
instruction of Holmes County, Florida, and further providing
an appropriation therefore.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by its title and
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Stewart of Hendry-
H. B. No. 144-A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of
G. L. Cantrell and his wife, Mrs. G. L. Cantrell, and providing
appropriation 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 County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Claims & State Pensions.
By Messrs. McMullen, McDonald and Holland of Hills-
borough-
H. B. No. 145-A bill to be entitled An Act providing tor
the assessment and collection in Hillsborough County, Florida,
of all taxes levied by the State, County, County School Board,
School Districts, Special Tax School Districts and Municipali-
ties in said County, pursuant to Sections 11 and 12 of Article
VIII of the Constitution of the State of Florida; to provide
for the assessment of all such taxes by the County Tax Asses-
sor; to provide for the collection, care, custody, reporting and
disbursement of all such taxes collected, by the County Tax
Collector; to provide for additional bond to be posted by the
County Tax Collector; to prescribe the powers, functions,
duties and additional commissions of said County Tax As-
sessor and said County Tax Collector in connection therewith;
to provide that the tax assessment roll of said County shall be
prepared, reviewed, equalized and completed, and all taxes
collected thereon shall be in accordance with the General
Laws of Florida governing County taxation; to provide that
the County Budget Commission of Hillsborough County, Flor-
ida, shall have no jurisdiction or power over the annual budgets
of or the millages determined and fixed by any Municipality
in said County; and to provide for the furnishing of audits
made of the Tax Collector's office to each Municipality in
Hillsborough County, Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By. Mr. Rivers, of Clay-
H. B. No. 146-A bill to be entitled An Act to prescribe a
guaranteed minimum compensation of the County Assessor of
Taxes for assessing General County Taxes in each County
where the United States of America has acquired or hereafter
acquires more than fifteen per cent of the total area of such
County.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Messrs. McMullen, McDonald and Holland of Hills-
borough- -
" H. B. No. 147-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the board of county commissioners of any county
of the State of Florida having a population of not less than
100,000 nor more than 200,000 inhabitants according to the
last preceding federal census, to offer and pay rewards for
information leading to the apprehension and conviction of
persons charged with the commission of a felony or felonies
in such county.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
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By Messrs. McMullen, McDonald and Holland of Hills-
borough-
H. B. No. 148-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of each and
every County in the State of Florida having a population of
not less than 100,000 nor more than 200,000 inhabitants ac-
cordfng to the last preceding Federal Census, to condemn
buildings and residences and other structures which are obso-
lete and which have become dangerous to the public, or as a
fire hazard, to declare the same a nuisance, and to sell, tear
down or destroy them; and providing for notice to the owner
of said property of an investigation which shall be made by
the Board of County Commissioners with reference thereto
and the manner and form of said investigation, the method
of carrying out the results and findings of said Board with
regard thereto, and providing penalties and a method of ap-
peal incident thereto.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Messrs. McMullen, McDonald and Holland of Hills-
borough-
H. B. No. 149-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the boards of county commissioners of all counties
of the State of Florida having a population of not less than
100,000 and not more than 200,000 inhabitants, according to
the last preceding federal census, to require by resolution that
any junk yards, and premises used for storage or storage and
sale of old automobiles and motor vehicles and parts thereof,
shall be enclosed by substantial fence, and to provide penalties
for the violation thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Messrs. Poston and Holland, of Bay-
H. B. No. 150-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
directing the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund to
convey to the Florida Board of Forestry and Parks certain
lands in Bay County, Florida, for state forest, state park and
recreational purposes.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Forestry, Lumber & Naval Stores.
By Messrs. Dowda and Middleton, of Putnam-
H. B. No. 151-A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the
County of Putnam, State of Florida, to establish, maintain
and operate a County Nursing Home: to authorize the Board
of County Commissioners of said County to expend public
funds therefore: to authorize manner of operation and main-
tenance: to establish fees and charges for all citizens other
than charity cases: to lease the same: to employ the necessary
personnel for its operation: to levy tax for the establishment,
operation, maintenance and to issue and sell time warrants
for building or repairing the facilities of said County Nursing
Home: to ratify the Acts and proceedings of the Board of
County Commissioners in the establishment, maintenance and
operation of said County Nursing Home.
Proof of Publicaiton of Notice attached to the above bill.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by its title, and
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Papy, of Monroe-
H. B. No. 152-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the
monthly compensation of the Chairman of the Board of Public
Instruction (County Board) in each County of the State of
Florida having a population of not less than fourteen thousand
(14,000) and not more than fourteen thousand two hundred
(14,200), according to the last or any future official Federal
Census, and designating the fund out of which said compensa-
tion shall be paid; and providing that said compensation shall
be effective on, from and after July 1, A. D. 1944.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Mr. Papy, of Monroe-
H. B. No. 153-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
compensation of the Clerk of the Circuit Court for services
performed in civil actions, suits or proceedings in law and in
chancery before the Circuit Court in all counties of the State
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more than 14,200, according to the last or any future official
Federal census.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Mr. Peters of Dade-
H. B. No. 154-A bill to be entitled An Act to promote the
prevention and cure of cancer; to authorize the State Board
of Health to establish a standard for the organization, equip-
ment and conduct of cancer units of departments in general
hospitals or in private clinics in this State; to conduct an
educational campaign for cancer control; to provide a plan
for the care and treatment of indigent persons suffering from
cancer; to adopt rules and regulations relative thereto; to
formulate a plan for the prevention of cancer and appropria-
ting $50,000.00 for the purposes of this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committees on Public Health.
By Mr. Papy, of Monroe-
H. B. No. 155-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
payment of thirty-five hundred dollars per annum, beginning
July 1, 1945, to the County Assessor of Taxes for the expenses
of said office in Counties of the State of Florida having a
population of not less than fourteen thousand (14,000) and
not more than fourteen thousand two hundred (14,200) ac-
cording to the last or any future official Federal Census;
requiring the Board of County Commissioners for said County
to make such payment, and prescribing the method of pay-
ment of such expenses and the fund from which same shall
be paid; further that the provisions of such Act shall be
cumulative and shall not repeal any existing laws on the sub--
ject, except Chapter 22406, Laws of Florida, Acts of the legis-
lature year 1943, which is repealed, and said provisions are
declared to be intended to provide a certain expense fund for
the operation of said office in addition to all other provisions
of law.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Mr. Papy, of Monroe-
H. B. No. 156-A bill to be entitled An Act creating the
elective office of County Attorney in and for each county of
the State of Florida having a population of not less than
fourteen thousand (14,000) and not more than fourteen
thousand two hundred (14,200) according to the last or any
future official Federal census; fixing the term of said office
and the method of filling same; prescribing the duties of
said county attorney and fixing and prescribing his salary
therefore and the fund out of which same shall be paid.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Mr. Papy, of Monroe-
H. B. No. 157-A bill to be entitled An Act to guarantee
payment of all expenses of the office of the county assessor
of taxes, plus a guaranteed remuneration or net compensation
for the county assessor of taxes of not less than six thousand
dollars ($6,000.) per annum, in counties of the State of Florida
having a population of not less than fourteen thousand
(14,000) and not more than fourteen thousand two hundred
(14,200) according to the last or any future official federal
census.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Messrs. Darby and Jernigan of Escambia-
H. B. No. 158-A bill to be entitled An Act to forbid the con-
duct in Escambia County, Florida, of traveling shows, exhibi-
tions or amusement enterprises as defined in Section 205.31,
Florida Statutes 1941, within a specified time before and after
the holding of any agricultural public fair or exposition in said
county.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by its title and
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Darby and Jernigan of Escambia-
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Associations operating in Escambia County, Florida from
certain provisions of Section 616.12 Florida Statutes 1941,
relating to the method of obtaining exemption from license
taxes upon amusements at Fairs: And to exempt such amuse-
ments operated at fairs in said County from the requirements
of Section 205.31 of said Statute relating to permits.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by its title and
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Papy, of Monroe-
H. B. No. 160-A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief
and release of Frank H. Ladd, individually and as former tax
collector of Monroe County, Florida, from all liability with
respect to overpayments of commissions to said former tax
collector, which is disclosed by audit report No. 2636 of the
State Auditing Department of the State of Florida, and
validating and confirming all such overpayments and pro-
viding that the said Frank H. Ladd, shall not be required to
refund or repay same, or any part thereof, and shall be en-
titled to have and retain all of said commissions in full not-
withstanding the provisions of Section 145.01, Florida statutes
1941.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 bf
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by its title and
was referred to the Committee on Judiciary "C".
By Messrs. Simpson of Jefferson and Wotitzky of Charlotte.
H. B. No. 161-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to edu-
cation: to amend Section 236.04, Florida Statutes 1941, rela-
ting to the procedure for determining the number of instruc-
tion units for instructional personnel by adjusting teacher
load and adding instruction units for administrative and
special services, and for mentally retarded pupils.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education "B".
By Mr. Papy of Monroe-
H. B. No. 162-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the salary
of the judge of the criminal court of record in counties of
the State of Florida having a population of not less than four-
teen thousand (14,000) and not more than fourteen thousand
two hundred (14,200) according to the last or any future
official federal census; and providing the fund out of which
said salary shall be paid.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Mr. Papy of Monroe-
H. B. No. 163-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the salary
of the County Solicitor in each County of the State of Florida
having a population of not less than fourteen thousand
(14,000) and not more than fourteen thousand two hundred
(14,200) according to the last or any future official Federal
Census, and in which there is a Criminal Court of Record;
providing that said salary shall be in lieu of all other compen-
sation; providing that same shall be paid by said County out
of the General Funds of said County; and repealing laws in
conflict therewith.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
Mr. Floyd moved that the rules be waived and the House
do now revert to the order of Introduction of House Concur-
rent Resolutions. Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote
and it was so ordered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Floyd of Franklin-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 6:
Relating to the Appointment of a Special Joint Committee,
said committee to be composed of two members to be appoint-
ed by the President of the Senate and three members to be
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one non-legislative member each to be appointed by the Presi-
dent of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Reprsen-
tatives, for the purpose.of studying the institutions of higher
learning of Florida with regard to co-education and an inte-
grated system of higher learning in Florida.
WHEREAS, Every state of these United States has co-edu-
cation in its institutions of higher learning except the State of
Florida, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. That a Special Joint Committee be appointed at
once to study the institutions of higher learning in Florida,
and to make recommendations as to the advisability of co-
education in those institutions, and to recommend an inte-
grated system within which expansion may be made from year
to year.
Section 2. That immediately upon the adoption of this reso-
lution by the Legislature of the State of Florida that the com-
mittee be appointed as follows: two members to be appointed
by the President of the Senate from the membership of the
Senate, three members to be appointed by the Speaker of the
House of Representatives from the membership of the House
of Representatives, and one non-legislative member each to
be appointed by the President of the Senate and the Speaker
of the House of Representatives.
Section 3. An appropriation of Twenty-five Hundred Dol-
lars ($2,500.00) is hereby made to be available to the com-
mittee for the above purposes from the General Revenue Fund
of Florida.
Section 4. That the committee provided for herein report
to the Legislature their findings and recommendations at
the earliest date consistent with a thorough and complete
study, during the 1947 Session of the Legislature.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committees on Resolutions and Appropriations.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and the House
do now proceed with the order of Reports of Standing Com-
mittees.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote and it was so or-
dered.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
April 11, 1945.
Mr. Holland of Bay, Chairman of the Committee on Forestry,
Lumber & Naval Stores, reported that the Committe had care-
fully considered the following bill and recommends that it do
pass.
H. B. No. 150-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
directing the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund to
convey to the Florida Board of Forestry and Parks certain
lands in Bay County, Florida, for state forest, state park and
recreational purposes.
And House Bill No. 150, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 11, 1945.
Mr. Getzen, of Sumter, Chairman of the Committee on Agri-
culture, reported that the Committee had carefully considered
the following bill and recommends that it do pass.
H. B. No. 24-A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the
sale, offering for sale, and transportation of agricultural and
vegetable seeds and providing for inspection and testing
thereof; to prevent misrepresentation and fraud in the ad-
vertisement and sale thereof; providing for the enforcement
hereof and repealing Chapter 21942, Laws of Florida, Acts
of 1943, and all laws in conflict herewith.
And House Bill No. 24, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 11, 1945.
Mr. Wotitzky of Charlotte, Chairman of the Committee on
Education "B", reported that the Committee had carefully
considered the following bill and recommends that it do pass.
H. B. No. 161-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to edu-
cation: to amend Section 236.04, Florida Statutes 1941, rela-
ting to the procedure for determining the number of instruc-
tion units for instructional personnel by adjusting teacher
load and adding instruction units for administrative and
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And House Bill No. 161, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 11, 1945.
Mr. Rivers of Clay, Chairman of the Committee on Resolu-
tions, reported that the Committee had carefully considered
the following resolution and recommends that it does not pass.
H. R. No. 3-WHEREAS, the great majority of Representa-
tives here assembled, when running for office pledged them-
selves unqualifiedly to greater support for schools and old age
assistance.
And House Resolution No. 3, contained in the above report,
was laid on the table under the rule.
April 11, 1945.
Mr. Rivers, Chairman of the Committee on Resolutions,
reported that the Committee had carefully considered the
following resolution and recommends that it does pass.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 4-
A Resolution urging Governmental units, organizations, as-
sociations and individuals to establish "living war memorials"
instead of stone monuments and other useless war memorials.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 4, contained in the
above report, was placed on the Calendar.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ENGROSSED BILLS
Mr. Peavy, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills,
submitted the following report:
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Tallahassee, Florida, April 11, 1945.
Honorable Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was referred
(with amendment), after third reading:
H. B. No. 17-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
125.29, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Section 3 of
Chapter 21997, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943 relating to the
establishment of County Fire Control Units; confirming and
validating all fire control unit referendum elections and all
fire control ,agreements heretofore entered into between the
Florida Board of Forestry and Parks and any county.
Have carefully examined, and find same correctly engrossed.
Very Respectfully,
OTIS R. PEAVY,
'Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 17, contained in the above report, was
ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Middleton, of.Putnam County, Chairman of the Joint
Committee on Enrolled Bills on the Part of the House of
Representatives, submitted the following report:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Tallahassee, Fla., April 11, 1945.
Honorable Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
S. B. No. 1-An Act to provide for the taking of the popu-
lation census of the State of Florida in the year 1945 and
making appropriation therefore.
Beg leave to report that the same has this day been pre-
sented to the Governor for his approval.
Very Respectfully,
W. S. MIDDLETON,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the Part of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Middleton, of Putnam, Chairman of the Joint Commit-
tee on Enrolled Bills on the part of the House of Representa-
tives, submitted the following report:



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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Tallahassee, Fla., April 11, 1945.
Hon. Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
H. B. No. 6-An Act relating to Education: to provide an
emergency appropriation to the County School Fund for the
instructional salary portion of the State Teachers Salary Fund
for the school year 1944-45 in a sum equivalent to $200.00 for
each instruction unit for instructional personnel in the State
during the school year 1943-44.
Also-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 1-
Relative to having members of the armed forces serving on
the American delegation to the San Francisco Conference,
April 25, 1945.
Begs leave to report that the same have this day been pre-
sented to the Governor for his approval.
Very respectfully,
W. S. MIDDLETON,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the part of the House of Representatives.

REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS
Mr. Middleton, of Putnam County, Chairman of the Joint
Committee on Enrolled Bills on the Part of the House of
Representatives, submitted the following report:
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Tallahassee, Fla., April 11, 1945.
Honorable Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
S. B. No. 1-An Act to provide for the taking of the popu-
lation census of the State of Florida in the year 1945 and
making appropriation therefore.
Has carefully examined same, and finds same correctly
enrolled and herewith presents the same for the signatures
of the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representa-
tives.
Very Respectfully,
W. S. MIDDLETON,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the Part of the House of Representatives.
The Bill contained in the above report was thereupon duly
signed by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of the House of
Representatives in open session, and ordered referred to the
Chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills on the part of
the House of Representatives to be conveyed to the Senate for
the signatures of the President and Secretary thereof.
Mr. Middleton, of Putnam, Chairman of the Joint Commit-
tee on Enrolled Bills on the part of the House of Representa-
tives, submitted the following report:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 11, 1945.
Honorable Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
H. B. No. 6-An Act relating to education: to provide an
emergency appropriation to the County School Fund for the
instructional salary portion of the State Teachers Salary
Fund for the school year 1944-45 in a sum equivalent to



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$200.00 for each instruction unit for instructional personnel
in the State during the school year 1943-44.
Also-
H. C. R. No. 1-Relative to having members of the armed
forces serving on the American delegation to the San Francisco
Conference, April 25, 1945.
Has carefully examined same, and finds same correctly
enrolled and herewith presents the same for the signatures of
the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Very Respectfully,
W. S. MIDDLETON,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the part of the House of Representatives.
The Bill and Resolution contained in the above report were
thereupon duly signed by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of
the House of Representatives in open session, and ordered
referred to the Chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the part of the House of Representatives to be conveyed
to the Senate for the signatures of the President and Secre-
tary thereof.
Mr. Floyd moved that the rules be waived and that House
Bill No. 38 which had been favorably reported by the Com-
mittee on Judiciary "B" be also referred to the Committee on
Cities & Towns.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote and it was so
ordered.
Mr. Murray moved that 300 copies of House Bill No. 47, now
being considered by the Committee on Judiciary "A", be
printed and distributed.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
REPORTS OF SELECT COMMITTEES
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 9, 1945
Honorable Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Committee, appointed pursuant to House Resolution
No.-31 of the 1943 session to make a study and investigation
of the finance and debt problems of the municipalities of
Florida, beg leave to report their findings and recommenda-
tions.
This report has been approved by the members of your Com-
mittee.
Respectfully submitted,
HARRY G. McDONALD, Chairman
(Hillsborough County)
HARRY P. JOHNSON
(Lake County)
ARCHIE CLEMENT
(Pinellas County)
L. C. LEEDY
(Orange County)
G. WARREN SANCHEZ
(Suwannee County)
Mr. Clement moved that the report of the Committee on
Municipal Finance be referred to the Committee on Finance
& Taxation.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 9, 1945
Honorable Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Committee, appointed pursuant to House Resolu-
tion No, 16 of the 1943 session to study the cost to the cities



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of Florida of paving state highway links and to consider the
advisability of reimbursing the cities for such costs, beg leave
to report their findings and recommendations.
This report has been approved by the members of your
Committee.
HARRY P. JOHNSON, Chairman
(Lake County)
ARCHIE CLEMENT
(Pinellas County)
WARREN G. SANCHEZ
(Suwannee County)
The Report of the Committee on the Cost of City Highway
Connecting Links was referred to the Committee on Cities and
Towns.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 10, 1945
Honorable Evans Crary,
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-
S. B. No. 89-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
City of Quincy, a Municipal Corporation in the County of
Gadsden, State of Florida, adding additional territory thereto,
and enlarging the territory thereof, subject to a referendum.
Proof of Publication Attached.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 89 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was placed on the Local
Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 10, 1945
Honorable Evans Crary,
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-
H. B. No. 5-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to edu-
cation: To amend Section 242.05 Florida Statutes of 1941
by increasing the value of the instruction unit; by providing
for the establishment of a State Supervisory Fund, and a
State Foundation Program Fund for the Public Schools of
Florida; by making appropriations therefore, and by providing
for the apportionment and distribution and expenditure
thereof.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bill No. 5, contained in the above message, was
referred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT .
RESOLUTIONS ON SECOND READING
House Concurrent Resolution No. 3-
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States Senator from Florida, to address a joint session of the
Florida Legislature.
WHEREAS, Senator Claude Pepper will be in the State of
Florida during this session of the Legislature and will be
available to address a joint session of the Senate and the
House of Representatives.
WHEREAS, a message 'from Senator Pepper will be of great
benefit to the members of the Senate and the House of
Representatives due to his intimate knowledge of, and interest
in National and inter-National affairs, and,
WHEREAS, Senator Pepper has been approached by the
introducers of this concurrent Resolution relative to speaking
before a joint session of this body, and that he indicated a
willingness to accept at such time as he is invited,
THEREFORE, be it resolved by the House of Representa-
tives; the Senate Concurring, that the Honorable Claude
Pepper, United States Senator from Florida, be and is hereby
invited to address a joint session of the Florida Legislature.
That a committee from the House and from the Senate be
named to make arrangements with Senator Pepper as to the
time said address will be delivered and the carrying out the
provisions of the Resolution, and that a copy of this Resolu-
tion be given to Senator Pepper.
Was taken up and read the second time in full.
Mr. Harrell moved the adoption of the House Concurrent
Resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 3 was adopted and
was ordered certified to the Senate.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS ON SECOND READING

Mr. McDonald moved that consideration of House Bill No.
100 be informally passed.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. McDonald moved that consideration of House Bill No.
101 be informally passed.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
H. B. No. 43-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to State
Standards of Weights and Measures and the use and regula-
tion of such weights and measures and weighing and meas-
uring devices and providing for the administration and en-
forcement of the provisions of this act and providing penalties
for its violation.
Was taken up.
Mr. Simpson moved the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 43 be read a second time by title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 43 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Simpson moved the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 43 be read a third time in full and placed upon its
passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 43 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the re-



suit was:
Yeas-86.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell



Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Crews
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Hardin



Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann



Melton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peters
Pooser
Poston










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Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.



Stirling
Taylor
Wainwright
Walker
Williams



Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 43 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
And-
H. B. No. 48-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
683.01, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to legal holidays.
Was taken up.
Mr. Delegal moved the rules be waived and House Bill No.
48 be read a second time by title.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 48 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Delegal moved the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 48 be read a third time in full and placed upon its
passage.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 48 was read a third time in full.
Pending roll call-
Mr. Clement moved that further consideration of House
Bill No. 43 be informally passed.
A roll call was demanded upon the motion of Mr. Clement
to informally pass House Bill No. 43.
When the vote was taken to informally pass House Bill No.
43, the result was:



Yeas-36.
Mr. Speaker
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Bronson
Burnsed
Carraway
Clark
Nays-49.
Amos
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burwell
Carlton
Carswell
Collins
Crews
Curtis
Darby



Clement
Cobb
Davis
Getzen
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendry
Holland, B. E.


Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Gilmore
Hancock
Hendley
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson



Leedy
MacGowan
Mann
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McKendree
Nilsson
Pooser


Kelly
Lanier
MacWilliam
Melton
Morgan
McAlpin
Nesmith
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Poston
Ray



The motion was not agreed to and House
not informally passed.



Scales
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Turner
Wilson
Yeomans


Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Sellar
Shepperd
Stirling
Taylor
Wainwright
Walker
Williams



Bill No. 43 was



The question then recurred upon the passage of House Bill
No. 43.
Pending consideration thereof-
Amendment No. 1-Members Clement, Baker and Harris of
Pinellas offered the following amendment to House Bill No. 48.
In Section 1, line 12, of the bill, beginning with the word "or"
strike out everything including "Thanksgiving Day," and
insert in lieu thereof: "Thanksgiving Day shall be the 4th
Thursday in November."
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and Amendment
No. 1 be adopted.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the adoption of Amendment
No. 1 to House Bill No. 48, the result was:



Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Sellar
Nays-None.



Yeas-52.
Mr. Speaker
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed.
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Crews
Nays-30.
Amos
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Burwell
Carlton
Carswell
Collins



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Curtis
Elliott
Getzen
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jernigan
Johnson


Cook
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Gilmore



Saunders
Scales
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Turner
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans


Roberts
Sellar
Shepperd
Stirling
Taylor
Walker



The motion was not agreed to by two-thirds vote.
And Amendment No. 1 to House Bill No. 48 failed of adop-
tion.
Mr. Simpson moved the previous question on the passage of
House Bill No. 48.
Which was agreed to.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
48, the result was:
Yeas-70.



Mr. Speaker
Amos
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Cobb
Collins
Nays-19.
Andrews
Burnsed
Clement
Davis
Getzen



Cook
Crews
Curtis
Darby
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Gilmore
Hancock
Hardin
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Jenkins
Jernigan

Harrell
Holland, F. F.
Johnson
Ingraham
MacGowan



Kelly
Lambe
Lanier
Leedy
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McDonald
McKendree
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Peavy


McAlpin
Pooser
Scales
Shepperd
Stewart, E. L.



Peeples
Peters
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Sellar
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stirling
Taylor
Walker
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans


Stewart, W. W.
Turner
Wainwright
Williams



So House Bill No. 48 passed, title as stated.
Mr. Okell moved that the House do now reconsider the
vote by which it passed House Bill No. 48.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Beasley moved that the motion to reconsider the vote
be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to.
And the motion to reconsider the vote, by which House Bill
No. 48 passed, was laid on the table and the same was ordered
certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 57-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
284.07, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to the State Fire Insur-
ance Fund and particularly with respect to the employment
by the State Treasurer of certain persons, and providing for
salaries of such persons, and other expenses, in connection
with the administration of such fund.
Was taken up.



Kelly
Lanier
Leedy
MacWilliam
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McDonald
McKendree
Peeples
Peters
Pooser
Poston


Lambe
Morgan
McAlpin
Oelkers
Okell
Peavy
Ray
Rivers











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Mr. Harris moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 57 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 57 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Harris moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 57 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 57 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
57 the result was:



Curtis
Darby
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Kelly



Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Poston



Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Nays-1.
Pooser
So House Bill No. 57 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Harris moved that consideration of House Bill No. 58
be informally passed.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
H. B. No. 71-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing bene-
volent mutual benefit associations, with the consent of the
Insurance Commissioner to transform into legal reserve or
level premium companies and to incur the obligations and
enjoy the benefits thereof; providing that all members shall
have the privilege of converting their certificates; providing
for deposits and providing that such change shall not affect
existing suits, rights or contracts.
Was taken up.
Mr. Harris moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 71 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
An! House Bill No. 71 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Harris moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 71 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 71 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
71 the result was:



Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Curtis
Darby



Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley



Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe
Lanier
Leedy



MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
Nays-None.



Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Pooser
Poston
Rivers



Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling



Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So H. B. No. 71 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 40-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter
29.03, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to the compensation for
services of official Court Reporters, changing the basis from
a unit of one hundred words to a unit of one page.
Was taken up.
Mr. Hancock moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 40 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 40 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Hancock moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 40 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 40 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
40 the result was:



Yeas-32.
Mr. Speaker
Andrews
Carlton
Carraway
Floyd
Fuqua
Hancock
Hendley
Nays-46.
Amos
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell



Hendry
Holland, F. F.
Jenkins
Johnson
MacWilliam
Melton
Middleton
Midyette


Clark
Clement
Cobb
Cook
Curtis
Darby
Delegal
Ferran
Gilmore
Hardin
Holland, B. E.
Ingraham



Morgan
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peters
Poston
Ray


Kelly
Lambe
Leedy
MacGowan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
Nesmith
Pooser
Rivers



Roberts
Saunders
Sellar
Simpson
Stewart, E. L.
Taylor
Walker
Williams


Scales
Shepperd
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stirling
Turner
Wainwright
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 40 failed to pass.
Mr. Clement moved that the House do now reconsider the
vote by which House Bill No. 40 failed to pass.
Mr. Murray moved that the motion to reconsider the vote
by which House Bill No. 40 failed to pass be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to and the vote to reconsider was laid on
the table.
H. B. No. 17-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
125.29, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Section 3 of
Chapter 21997, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943 relating to the
establishment of County Fire Control Units; confirming and
validating all fire control unit referendum elections and all
fire control agreements heretofore entered into between the
Florida Board of Forestry and Parks and any county.
Was taken up.
Mr. Carlton moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 17 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 17 was read a second time by its title.
Amendment No. 1-



Yeas-83.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook



Yeas-82.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson













The Committee on Forestry, Lumber and Naval Stores
offered the following amendment to House Bill No. 17: .
Immediately after Section 1 and before Section 2 of the Bill,
insert Section "112" as follows:
Section 11/2. Any Board of County Commissioners is au-
thorized to establish and maintain a fire control unit under
the provisions of Section 125.23 to 125.28 inclusive, Florida
Statutes, 1941, if the establishment thereof has been approved
by a majority of the votes cast upon the question of the estab-
lishment of a fire control unit by the qualified electors voting
thereon at any general or special election heretofore held.
Mr. Carlton moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to and Amendment No. 1 was adopted.
Mr. Carlton moved the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 17, as amended, be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 17, as amended, was read the third time
in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage or House Bill No.
17, as amended, the result was:



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And Senate Bill No. 20 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was placed on the Calendar
without Reference.
Mr. Simpson asked unanimous consent of the House to now
consider Senate Bill No. 20, contained in the above Senate
Message, which is a companion to House Bill No. 43, passed
by the House this morning.
Which was given.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 20 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 20 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 20 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 20 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of Senate Bill No.
20 the result was:
Yeas--83.



Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe



Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples
Peters



Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stirling
Taylor
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Nays-None.
So House Bill No. 17 passed, as amended.
And the same was ordered referred to the Committee on
Engrossed Bills.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and the House
do now revert to the order of consideration of messages from
the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and it was so
ordered.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 11, 1945.
Hon. Evans Crary,
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-
S. B. No. 20-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to State
standards of weights and measures and the use and regula-
tion of such weights and measures and weighing and measur-
ing devices and providing for the administration and enforce-
ment of the provisions of this act and providing penalties for
its violation.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.



Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Cook
Nays-None.



Curtis
Darby
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe



Lanier
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peoples
Peters
Pooser



Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W
Stirling
Taylor
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So Senate Bill No. 20 passed, title as stated.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be further waived and
that Senate Bill No. 20 be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 20 was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 11, 1945.
Hon. Evans Crary,
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-
S. B. No. 51-A bill to be entitled An Act creating the Flori-
da State Advertising Commission; defining its powers and
duties; and providing an appropriation for its operation and
for advertising purposes.
And Respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.

And Senate Bill No. 51 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was referred to the Com-
mittee on State Publicity.



April 11, 1945



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Yeas-82.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Cook










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Mlt. Carlton moved that a committee of three be appointed Mr. Murray moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort Lt. Col. Charles A. Luckie, a former member of the to escort the Honorable J. P. Marchant, a former member of
House of Representatives, to the rostrum. the House of Representatives, who has served as Captain in
Which was agreed to. the U. S. Army, to the rostrum.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Carlton, Morgan Which was agreed to. Thereupon the Speaker appointed
and Fuqua to escort Lt. Col. Luckie to the rostrum, where he Messrs. Murray, Hardin and Smith of Polk to escort Mr. Mar-
was introduced to the membership of the House. chant to the rostrum where he was introduced to the mem-
bership of the House.
Mr. Wobtzky moved that a committee of three be appointed ership of the House.
to escort the Honorable D. F. Smoak, Conservation Officer Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and that the
from the First District, to the rostrum. House do now adjourn.
Which was agreed to. Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Messrs. Wotitzky, Peeples and Ray to escort Mr. Smoak to the
rostrum, where he was introduced to the membership of the Thereupon, at the hour of 12:59 P. M. the House stood ad-
House. journed until 10 A. M. tomorrow morning.












JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Thursday, April 12, 1945



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00 A. M.



The roll was
to their names:
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Burnsed
Bollinger
Bronson
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Crews
Curtis



called and the following members answered



Darby
Davis
Delegal
Dowda
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe



Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Pooser



Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
The Journal for Wednesday, Aprill 11, was corrected and
as corrected was approved.
The following announcement was read to the membership
of the House:
State of Florida
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Evans Crary, Speaker
Tallahassee
April 12, 1945
Mr. Speaker Wishes to Announce:
That at a caucus of a group of potential candidates for
Speaker of the 1947 House of Representatives, the following
Agreement was reached:
1. There is to be no effort made by, or in behalf of, any
member to secure the nomination for Speaker or any other
office of the 1947 House until after the close of the present
regular session.
2. That any pledges which may have been made either oral
or written are hereby released, and that each House member
shall have an equal chance to secure the nomination for any
office in the 1947 House of Representatives after the close of
the present regular session.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT.
RESOLUTIONS
By Committee on Judiciary "A"-
H. B. No. 164-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to at-
torney's fees, suit money and costs in divorce, alimony and
support proceedings, and providing that the court allowing
such fees, suits money and costs may direct that they be paid
to the attorneys or other persons for whose ultimate benefit
such allowances are made.
Which was read the first time by title and placed on Cal-
endar without reference.
By Committee on Citrus Fruits-
H. B. No. 165-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 597.02, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to maturity inspec-
tion of citrus fruits, by providing for maturity inspection tests
on all citrus fruits except Valencia and other late type



oranges between the 31st day of August and the 15th day
of December of each year, and on Valencia and other late
type oranges between the 31st day of August and the 1st day
of March of the succeeding year, and prohibiting the sale or
shipment of such citrus fruits during said periods unless such
fruit has matured in accordance with the maturity standards
and is accompanied by Certificate of Inspection and'maturity
thereof.
Which was read the first time by title and placed on Cal-
endar without reference.
By Committee on Citrus Fruits-
H. B. No. 166-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
595.01 of Florida statutes, 1941 relating to the creation and
establishment of the Florida Citrus Commission, and prescrib-
ing the qualifications and terms of office of members thereof.
Which was read the first time by title and placed on Cal-
endar without reference.
By Mr. Walker of Volusia-
H. B. No. 167-A bill to be entitled An Act classifying Cities
and Towns according to population and establishing a uni-
form system of Municipal Government as required by Section
24, Article III of the Constitution of the State of Florida;
providing for their incorporation, organization, government,
jurisdiction, powers, duties, and privileges; defining certain
terms; providing penalties for the violation of this Act; re-
pealing certain laws relating to Municipalities and repealing
all laws or parts of laws in conflict with this Act.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Cities & Towns.
By Messrs. Johnson of Hernando and Getzen of Sumter-
H. B. No. 168-A bill to be entitled An Act to designate and
establish a state road to become a part of the system of state
roads for the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Mr. Baskins of Marion-
H. B. No. 169-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
the bulk sale and transportation of tree ripened grove run
citrus fruit by trucks or other means of conveyance without
inspection, inspection fee, or advertising tax to be transported,
within or beyond the boundaries of the State of Florida by the
producer or by the purchaser from the producer, at the grove:
Providing for the registration of producers with the commis-
sioner of agriculture of the State of Florida and providing
regulations for the sale and transportation of bulk grove run
citrus fruit.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Citrus Fruits.
By Mr. Carlton of Duval (by request)-
H. B. No. 170-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tions 477.06, 477.20 and 477.21, Florida Statutes, 1941, all as
amended by Chapter 21984, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943,
relating to the practice and teaching of Beauty Culture and
the control and regulation thereof: defining persons qualified
to receive certificates to practice Beauty Culture as Beauti-
cian, Manicurist or Pedicurist, providing for the organization,
compensation, powers and duties of the State Board of Beau-
ty Culture and providing for the disposition of money received
by said Board and -to authorize said Board to provide for
special courses in Beauty Culture and to promote and aid
said educational programs in Beauty Culture.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Public Health and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Darby and Jernigan of Escambia-
H. B. No. 171-A bill to be entitled An Act creating Florida
Forestry Compact Commission; providing for the appoint-
ment, term of office and duties of the Commissioners; provid-
ing for the authority of the Commission and authorizing it
to negotiate with certain States with reference to the culti-
vation, protection, production, cutting, processing and mar-
keting of timber and forest products, and for the establish-



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ment of such economic regulations as may be necessary to
preserve and protect the forests and timber framing; pro-
viding that no compact shall be entered into which shall be
binding upon the State of Florida until appproved by the
Legislature of Florida and Congress of the United States;
providing for the submission to the Governor and the Legis-
lature of recommendations of such Commission with refer-
ence to such proposed compacts.
Which was read the first time by titl and referred to the
Committee on Forestry, Lumber & Naval Stores.
Mr. Curtis moved that House Bill No. 171 referred to the
Committee on Forestry, Lumber & Naval Stores be jointly
referred to the Committe on Public Lands.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
By Messrs. Darby and Jernigan of Escambia-
H. B. No. 172-A bill to be entitled An Act providing a
method for the establishment of voting trusts by stockholders
of corporations, the provisions which may be contained there-
in and the term of years for which such agreement may be
effective.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Messrs. Darby and Jernigan of Escambia-
H. B. No. 173-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
trustees of the internal improvement fund and any state
board, state commission, state authority, or other state agency
or corporation, to convey, transfer, lease and assign any right
title or interest in and to any real estate owned by it to any
other state board, state authority, state commission, or other
state agency or corporation or to the trustees of the internal
improvement fund, and providing for the manner of the
execution of such instruments.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Lands.
By Messrs. Darby and Jernigan of Escambia--
H. B. No. 174-A bill to be entitled An Act granting addi-
tional authority and power to Escambia River Bridge Authori-
ty created by Chapter 16991, Laws of Florida, 1935: authori-
zing and permitting the construction of bridges and ap-
proaches thereto, over Escambia River, at such locations and
places as may be deemed proper, in addition to the places
specified by the above cited law, and making all provisions
of the above cited law applicable to any additional bridges
or approaches thereto which may be owned, constructed,
maintained or operated under the provisions of this act.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Committee on Public Roads & Highways-
H. B. No. 175-A bill to be entitled An Act transferring all
balances in the state road license fund appropriated and al-
located to the said fund for the construction of first, second
and third preferential state roads, to the state road license
fund to be used in the construction, in those counties wherein
such balances exist, of any state roads in like manner as now
provided by law directing the expenditure of the eighty per
cent second provision fund of the second gas tax.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on
Calendar without reference.
By Messrs. Darby and Jernigan of Escambia-
H. B. No. 176-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
242.42 and 242.44, Statutes of Florida 1941, relating to Junior
Colleges: creating a board of governors for such institution:
providing for their appointment and term of office: pro-
viding for the duties and authority of such board of governors:
authorizing the charging of a tuition fee for attendance at
the college: providing that said board of governors shall pre-
scribe courses of instruction, employ and discharge officers
and instructors, and fix the compensation for such officers
and instructors and authorizing the county to support and
maintain said college as a part of the county system of
education.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education "A".
By Mr. Crews, of Duval-
H. B. No. 177-A bill to be entitled An Act to discontinue
the use as a Cemetery of that certain tract of land in E. I.
Hendricks grant owned by the First Baptist Church of Jack-



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sonville located at the Northwest corner of Myrtle Avenue
and Adams Street in Jacksonville, Florida; and to authorize
the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville to remove from said
land the bodies buried therein and to reinter them in the
Edgewood Cemetery in Duval County, Florida; to remove and
reset the present stones, markers and monuments and to
provide for perpetual care of said graves, at the expense of
the said church.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by its title and
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Committee on Public Roads & Highways-
H. B. No. 178-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
state road department of Florida to purchase from the United
States of America or from any government agency, depart-
ment or bureau of the United States of America any supplies,
material, equipment or other property regardless of value,
without advertisement for bids.
Which was read the first time by its title and was placed
on Calendar without reference.
By Messrs. Dowda and Middleton, of Putnam-
H. B. No. 179-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
242.01, Florida statutes, 1941, relating to the annual salaries
of the county superintendents of public instruction.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education "B".
By Messrs. Oelkers and Okell, of Dade-
H. B. No. 180-A bill to be entitled An Act declaring the
offer for sale or sale of tickets of any common carrier or
tickets to any place of amusement, athletic contest or exhibi-
tion for which an admission price is charged, to be unlawful
when the price demanded or sale is more than $1.00 above
the price charged by the original seller thereof, and providing
for penalty for the violation of this Act.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Mr. Pooser, of Jackson-
H. B. No. 181-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to educa-
tion: prohibiting the use in the public free schools of so-called
"work books"; prohibiting principals and teachers and other
officials from requesting donations, contributions or expendi-
tures of pupils; requiring all principals and teachers to pass
a satisfactory examination on the subjects they are to teach;
and setting a minimum hour at which pupils may be re-
quired to board school busses, and providing penalties for
violation of the provisions hereof.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education "B".
By Mr. Johnson of Hernando-
H. B. No. 182-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, estab-
lish and designate a certain state road.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
By Mr. Pooser of Jackson-
H. B. No. 183-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring public
utilities and all persons, firms, corporations and institutions
collecting a cash deposit or deposits from customers or patrons
to pay interest on such deposits to the owner thereof, and
providing penalties for the violation thereof.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Utilities.
By Mr. Pooser of Jackson-
H. B. No. 184-A bill to be entitled An Act establishing
Standard time as the official time for the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Messrs. Leedy of Orange, Fuqua of Manatee, Carlton of
Duval, Floyd of Franklin, Peters of Dade, Baker of Pinellas,
Walker and Nilsson of Volusia, Murray of Polk, Carraway of
Leon and Andrews of Union-
H. B. No. 185-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section










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40.01, Florida statutes 1941, relating to the general qualifica-
tions and disqualifications of jurors and the duty of persons
selecting jury lists, by providing for female jurors as well as
male jurors except in eminent domain proceedings.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Women's Rights.
By Messrs. Murray, Hardin and Smith of Polk-
H. J. R. No. 186-A joint resolution proposing an amend-
ment of Section 4 of Article III of the Constitution of the
State of Florida relating to the qualifications and compensa-
tion of Senators and Members of the House of Representatives
of the State of Florida.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment of Section 4 of Article III
of the Constitution of the State of Florida relating to the
qualifications and compensation of Senators and members of
the House of Representatives 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 for approval or rejection at
the next general election to be held in 1946; that is to say that
Section 4 of Article III of the Constitution of the State of
Florida be amended so as to read as follows:
"SECTION 4. Senators and members of the House of Rep-
resentatives shall be duly qualified electors in the respective
counties and districts for which they were chosen. The pay of
members of the Senate and House of Representatives shall
not exceed fifteen dollars a day for each day of session, and
mileage to and from their homes to the seat of government,
not to exceed ten cents a mile each way, by the nearest and
most practicable route."
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
Mr. Clement 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.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
HOUSE RESOLUTION
By Mr. Clement of Pinellas-
House Resolution No. 8
MEMORIALIZING THE DEATH OF
LOUIS J. RICHARDS
WHEREAS, LOUIS J. RICHARDS departed this life on
June 4, 1944, and in his passing the State has lost one of its
outstanding citizens and ministers, and
WHEREAS, if it had not been for his untimely death, Louis
J. Richards would have been Chaplain of the 1945 House of
Representatives as he had received written pledges from
seventy-four members of the House, pledging their support
to him for such office, and,
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that this House take
notice of the death of Louis J. Richards and pay fitting"
tribute to his memory.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
that this House does hereby place upon its permanent record
this expression of berevement of his demise.
IN MEMORIUM-LOUIS J. RICHARDS
Louis J. Richards was born in Wales 78 years ago and was
the son of Mary Edwards and Vaugh Richards. He attended
Bucknell University, the University of Rochester and Baylor
University, graduating from these institutions with the highest
honors. He served as Pastor of churches in Sharpville, Penn-
sylvania; Fort Plain, New York; Baltimore, Maryland; Stough-
ton, Massachusetts; Orange, Massachusetts; St. Petersburg,
Florida and Tarpon Springs, Florida, and at the time of his
death he was Pastor fo the Church of the Good Shepherd
in Tarpon Springs.
Dr. Richards was active in all fraternal, civic and church
affairs. He was a tireless worker and toiled faithfully to serve
-humanity. He was a man of scholarly attainments, high



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integrity and of unusual ability, and in his passing the State
has lost a useful citizen and his contributions to society can
not be evaluated as words are inadequate to inscribe his at-
tainments and services he rendered his fellowman. He was a
man whom we loved, honored and respected in life, and
whom we now mourn in death.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution
properly certified by the Secretary of State, under the great
seal of the State of Florida, be immediately forwarded to his
widow, Vivian Blair Richards, his son, Clare Richards, and
his Daughters, Dympna Richards Dowling and Dorris Richards
Brundick; and that a like copy be furnished to the Church of
the Good Shepherd of Tarpon Springs, Florida and that a
copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Journal of the
House and made a permanent record of this Legislature.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of the Resolution.
Which was agreed to and House Resolution No. 8 was
adopted.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and that the
House do now revert to the order of Reports from Standing
Committees.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and it was so
ordered.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
COMMITTEE REPORTS

April 12, 1945.
Mr. Nesmith of Wakulla, Chairman of the Committee on
Public Roads & Highways, reported that the Committee had
carefully considered the following bills and recommends that
they do pass.
H. B. No. 44-A bill to be entitled An Act designating and
establishing certain roads in Collier County, Florida as State
Roads.
H. B. No. 51-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
requiring the State Road Department of the State of Florida
to pave and maintain the necessary roads or driveways ad-
jacent to or running through all State Institutions and other
property owned or operated by any State Department, Com-
mission, or Agency when and as recommended or required by
the duly constituted authority having control over such State
Institutions or property.
H. B'. No. 114-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, estab-
lish and designate a certain state road.
And House Bills Nos. 44, 51 and 114, contained in the above
report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 12, 1945.
Mr. Clark of Calhoun, Chairman of the Committee on Live-
stock, reported that the Committee had carefully considered
the following bill and recommends that it do pass.
H. B. No. 22-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
585.11, Florida statutes, 1941, relating to the control, pre-
vention, suppression and extirpation of contagious, infectious
and communicable diseases affecting domestic animals and
poultry; authorizing and directing the State Live Stock Sani-
tary Board to cooperate with the agencies and authorities of
the United States in connection therewith.
And House Bill No. 22, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 12, 1945.
Mr. Kendry, of Okeechobee, Chairman of the Committee on
Salt Water Fisheries, reported that the Committee had care-
fully considered the following bill and recommends that it do
pass.
H. B. No. 187-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
374.20, Florida statutes, 1941, relating to fishing in Lake
Okeechobee, by providing a closed season annually, further
regulating fishing in said lake and providing penalties for
violation hereof.
And House Bill No. 187, contained in the above report,
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House 'Resolution Clo. 8

By Mr. Clement of Pinellas

MEMORIALIZING THE DEATH OF LOUIS J. RICHARDS

WHEREAS, LOUIS J. RICHARDS departed this life on June 4, 1944,
and in his passing the State has lost one of its outstanding citizens and min-
isters, and
WHEREAS, if it had not been for his untimely death, Louis J. Richards
would have been Chaplain of the 1945 House of Representatives as he had
received written pledges from seventy-four members of the House, pledging
their support to him for such office, and,
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that this House take notice of the
death of Louis Richards and pay fitting tribute to his memory.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REP-
RESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, that this House does hereby
place upon its permanent record this expression of bereavement of his demise.
IN MEMORIUM-LOUIS J. RICHARDS
Louis J. Richards was born in Wales 78 years ago and was the son of
Mary Edwards and Vaugh Richards. He attended Bucknell University, the
University of Rochester and Baylor University, graduating from these insti-
tutions with the highest honors. He served as Pastor of churches in Sharp-
ville, Pennsylvania; Fort Plain, New York; Baltimore, Maryland; Stough-
ton, Massachusetts; Orange, Massachusetts; St. "Petersburg, Florida, and
Tarpon Springs, Florida, and at the time of his death he was Pastor of the
Church of the Good Shepherd in Tarpon Springs.
Doctor Richards was active in all fraternal, civic and church affairs. He
was a tireless worker and toiled faithfully to serve humanity. He was a man
of scholarly attainments, high integrity and of unusual ability, and in his
passing the State has lost a useful citizen and his contributions to society
cannot be evaluated as words are inadequate to inscribe his attainments and
services he rendered his fellowman. He was a man whom we loved, honored
and respected in life, and whom we now mourn in death.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution, properly
certified by the Secretary of State, under the great seal of the State of Florida,
be immediately forwarded to his widow, Vivian Blair Richards; his son,
Clare Richards, and his daughters, Dympna Richards Dowling and Dorris Rich-
ards Brundick; and that a like copy be furnished to the Church of the Good
Shepherd of Tarpon Springs, Florida, and that a copy of this Resolution be
spread upon the Journal of the House and made a permanent record of this
Legislature.



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April 12, 1945.
Mr. Hendry, of Okeechobee, Chairman of the Committee on
Salt Water Fisheries, reported that the Committee had care-
fully considered the following bill and recommends that it do
not pass.
H. B. No. 21-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
374.21 (5) of the Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to salt water
fisheries, providing for a closed season on all fishing in St.
Johns River as far south as Volusia Bar during the closed
season for the taking of bass.
And House Bill No. 21, contained in the above report, was
laid on the table under the rule.
April 11, 1945.
Mr. Wotitzky of Charlotte, Chairman of the Committee on
Education "B", reported that the Committee had carefully
considered the following bill and recommends that it do not
pass.
H. B. No. 29-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
241.04 Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to admission of female
students at the University of Florida, by providing the quali-
fications under which females may enroll and be admitted as
students at the University of Florida, and repealing all laws
in conflict herewith.
And House Bill No. 29, contained in the above report, was
laid on the table under the rule.
April 11, 1945.
Mr. Murray of Polk, Chairman of the Committee on Judi-
ciary "A", reported that the Committee had carefully con-
sidered the following bill and recommends that it do pass. As
amended.
H. B. No. 36-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering any bank or trust company having trust powers,
incorporated under the laws of a state other than the State
of Florida, and any national banking association having trust
powers, located outside of the State of Florida, to act in the
State of Florida as executor, administrator, testamentary
trustees, guardian or curators, and prescribing the terms and
conditions under which such bank or trust company may act
in any or all such capacities, and repealing so much of
Chapter 18399, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1937, the same being
Chapter 655, Section 27, Florida Statutes 1941, and so much
of all other laws as are in conflict herewith.
Which amendment reads as follows:
Amendment No. 1:
Following Section 7 of the bill, add the following:
"Section 7-A. The authority granted in this Act shall extend
only to banks and trust companies located in States having
laws granting the same authority to banks and trust com-
panies located in Florida."
And House Bill No. 36, contained in the above report, to-
gether with Committee Amendment thereto, was then referred
to the Committee on Banks & Loans.
April 12, 1945.
Mr. Murray of Polk, Chairman of the Committee on Judi-
ciary "A", reported that the Committee had carefully con-
sidered the following bill and recommends that it do pass, as
amended.
H. B. No. 92-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for
an additional Circuit Judge for the First Judicial Circuit
of Florida, designating his place of residence; providing
that his term of office shall expire on Tuesday after the
first Monday in January, A. D. 1949, and that his successor
shall be elected at the general election A. D., 1948, for a term
of six years.
Which amendments read as follows:
Amendment No. 1:
The title of this bill is amended to read as follows:
"A bill to be entitled an act providing for an additional
Circuit Judge for the First Judicial Circuit of Florida, desig-
nating his place of residence; providing that his office shall
expire on Tuesday after the first Monday in January A. D.
1949."
Amendment No. 2:



In Section 1, line 10 of the bill, strike out the words
"term of."
Amendment No. 3:
In Section 1, line 12 of the bill, after the figures "1949,"
strike out the comma and insert a period and strike out
everything thereafter in said Section 1.
And House Bill No. 92, contained in the above report, to-
gether with Committee Amendments thereto, was placed on
the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 12, 1945
Miss Baker of Pinellas, Chairman of the Committee on
Women's Rights, reported that the Committee had carefully
considered the following bill and recommends that it do pass.
H. B. No. 185-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
40.01, Florida statutes 1941, relating to the general qualifica-
tions and disqualifications of jurors and the duty of persons
selecting jury lists, by providing for female jurors as well as
male jurors except in eminent domain proceedings.
And House Bill No. 185, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills on second reading.
April 12, 1945
Mr. Leonard McKendree, Chairman of the Committee on
Census and Apportionment, reported that the Committee had
carefully considered the following bills and recommends that
they do pass.
H. B. No. 13-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the com-
pensation of each member of the Boards of Public Instruc-
tion in all counties of the State of Florida having a popula-
tion of not less than 31,225 nor more than 31,425 according
to the last preceding Federal census.
H. B. No. 49-A bill to be entitled An Act to guarantee pay-
ment of all expenses of the office of Tax Collector, plus a
guaranteed remuneration or net compensation for the Tax
Collector of not less than six thousand dollars ($6,000) per
annum, in counties of the State of Florida having a popu-
lation of not less than fourteen thousand (14,000) and not
more than fourteen thousand two hundred (14,200) according
to the last or any future official federal census.
H. B. No. 50-A bill to be entitled An Act providing that in
Counties of the State of Florida having a population of not
less than fourteen thousand (14,000) and not more than
fourteen thousand two hundred (14,200) according to the last
or any future official Federal Census, each candidate for
nomination in Primary Elections for County Commissioner
shall be a resident of such County Commissioner's District
and said nominations shall be by the county at large; and
repealing laws and parts of laws in conflict.
H. B. No. 147-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the board of county commissioners of any county
of the State of Florida having a population of not less than
100,000 nor more than 200,000 inhabitants according to the
last preceding federal census, to offer and pay rewards for
information leading to the apprehension and conviction of
persons charged with the commission of a felony or felonies
in such county.
H. B. No. 153-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
compensation of the Clerk of the Circuit Court for services
performed in civil actions, suits or proceedings in law and in
chancery before the Circuit Court in all counties of the State
of Florida having a population of not less than 14,000 and not
more than 14,200, according to the last or any future official
Federal census.
And House Bills Nos. 13, 49, 50, 147 and 153, contained in
the above report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills on
second reading.
April 12, 1945
Mr. McKendree of Nassau, Chairman of the Committee on
Census and Apportionment, reported that the Committee had
carefully considered the following bills and recommends that
they do pass.
H. B. No. 155-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
payment of thirty-five hundred dollars per annum, beginning
July 1, 1945, to the County Assessor of Taxes for the expenses
of said office in Counties of the State of Florida having a
population of not less than fourteen thousand (14,000) and
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cording to the last or any future official Federal Census;
requiring the Board of County Commissioners for said County
to make such payment, and prescribing the method of pay-
ment of such expenses and the fund from which same shall
be paid; further that the provisions of such Act shall be
cumulative and shall not repeal any existing laws on the sub-
ject, except Chapter 22406, Laws of Florida, Acts of the Legis-
lature year 1943, which is repealed, and said provisions are
declared to be intended to provide a certain expense fund for
the operation of said office in addition to all other provisions
of law.
H. B. No. 156-A bill to be entitled An Act creating an
elective office of County Attorney in and for each county of
the State of Florida having a population of not less than
fourteen thousand (14,000) and not more than fourteen
thousand two hundred (14,200) according to the last or any
future official Federal census; fixing the term of said office
and the method of filling same; prescribing the duties of
said county attorney and fixing and prescribing his salary
therefore and the fund out of which same shall be paid.
H. B. No. 157-A bill to be entitled An Act to guarantee
payment of all expenses of the office of the county assessor
of taxes, plus a guaranteed remuneration or net compensation
for the county assessor of taxes of not less than six thousand
dollars ($6,000.) per annum, in counties of the State of Florida
having a population of not less than fourteen thousand
(14,000) and not more than fourteen thousand two hundred
(14,200) according to the last or any future official federal
census.
H. B. No. 163-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the salary
of the County Solicitor in each County of the State of Florida
having a population of not less than fourteen thousand
(14,000) and not more than fourteen thousand two hundred
(14,200) according to the last or any future official Federal
Census, and in which there is a Criminal Court of Record;
providing that said salary shall be in lieu of all other compen-
sation; providing that same shall be paid by said County out
of the General Funds of said County; and repealing laws in
conflict therewith.
And House Bills Nos. 155, 156, 157 and 163, contained in the
above report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills on second
reading.
April 12, 1945
Mr. McKendree of Nassau, Chairman of the Committee on
Census & Apportionment, reported that the Committee had
carefully considered the following bills and recommends that
they do pass.
H. B. No. 148-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of each and
every County in the State of Florida having a population of
not less than 100,000 nor more than 200,000 inhabitants ac-
cording to the last preceding Federal Census, to condemn
building and residences and other structures which are obso-
lete and which have become dangerous to the public, or as a
fire hazard, to declare the same a nuisance, and to sell, tear
down or destroy them; and providing for notice to the owner
of said property of an investigation which shall be made by
the Board of County Commissioners with reference thereto
and the manner and form of said investigation, the method
of carrying out the results and findings of said Board with
regard thereto, and providing penalties and a method of ap-
peal incident thereto.
H. B. No. 149-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the boards of county commissioners of all counties
of the State of Florida having a population of not less than
100,000 and not more than 200,000 inhabitants, according to
the last preceding federal census, to require by resolution that
any junk yards, and premises used for storage or storage and
sale of old automobiles and motor vehicles and parts thereof,
shall be enclosed by substantial fence, and to provide penalties
for the violation thereof.
H. B. No. 152-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the
monthly compensation of the Chairman of the Board of Public
Instruction (County Board) in each County of the State of
Florida having a population of not less than fourteen thousand
(14,000) and not more than fourteen thousand two hundred
(14,200), according to the last or any future official Federal
Census, and designating the fund out of which said compensa-
tion shall be paid; and providing that said compensation shall
be effective on, from and after July 1, A. D. 1944.



E



Honorable Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
S. B. No. 3-A bill to be entitled An Act to consolidate Sec-
tion 585.43, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapter
21741, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, with section 585.32,
Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapter 21638, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1943, and to amend said sections as consoli-
dated; relating to the State Live Stock Sanitary Board, and
prescribing certain powers and duties of said Board with re-
spect to preventing, combating and extirpating certain con-
tagious, infectious and communicable diseases of live stock;
providing for the purchase, distribution and administration of
anti-hog Cholera serum and hog Cholera Virus and the ap-
propriation therefore; and to provide further for the purchase,
distribution and administration of Brucellosis (Bang's disease)
vaccine, and the appropriation therefore
Has carefully examined and finds same correctly enrolled
and herewith presents the same for the signatures of the
Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Very respectfully,
W. S. MIDDLETON,
Chairman of the Joint Com-
mittee on Enrolled Bills on
the Part of the House of
Representatives.
The Bill contained in the above report was thereupon duly
signed by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of the House of
Representatives in open session, and ordered referred to the
Chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills on the part of
the House of Representatives to be conveyed to the Senate
for the signature of the President and Secretary thereof.
Mr. Middlton of Putnam, Chairman of the Joint Com-
mittee on Enrolled Bills on the Part of the House of Repre-
sentatives, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Fla., April 12, 1945
Honorable Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
S. B. No. 3-A bill to be entitled An Act to consolidate Sec-
tion 585.43, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapter
21741, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, with section 585.32,
Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapter 21638, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1943, and to amend said sections as consoli-
dated; relating to the State Live Stock Sanitary Board, and
prescribing certain powers and duties of said Board with re-
spect to preventing, combating and extirpating certain con-
tagious, infectious and communicable diseases of live stock;
providing for the purchase, distribution and administration of
anti-hog Cholera serum and hog Cholera Virus and the ap-
propriation therefore; and to provide further for the purchase,
distribution and administration of Brucellosis (Bang's disease),
vaccine, and the appropriation therefore



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H. B. No. 162-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the salary
of the judge of the criminal court of record in counties of
the State of Florida having a population of not less than four-
teen thousand (14,000) and not more than fourteen thousand
two hundred (14,200) according to the last or any future
official federal census; and providing the fund out of which
said salary shall be paid.
And House Bills Nos. 148, 149, 152 and 162, contained in
the above report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills on sec-
ond reading.
REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS
Mr. Middleton of Putnam, Chairman of the Joint Com-
mittee on Enrolled Bills on the Part of the House of Repre-
sentatives, submitted the following report:
SHouse of Representatives
Tallahassee, Fla., April 12, 1945












Beg leave to report that the same have this day been pre-
sented to the Governor for his approval.
Very respectfully,
W. S. MIDDLETON,
Chairman of the Joint Com-
mittee on Enrolled Bills on
the Part of the House of
Representatives.
Mr. Wotitzky moved that House Concurrent Resolution No.
6 referred to the Committees on Resolutions and Appropria-
tions be jointly referred to the Committee on Education "B".
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Rivers moved that House Bill No. 113 be withdrawn
from the Committee on Census & Apportionment and re-
ferred to the Committee on County Officials & County
Organizations.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Rivers moved that House Bill No. 146 be withdrawn
from the Committee on Finance & Taxation and referred
to the Committee on County Officials & County Organiza-
tions.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 11, 1945.
Honorable Evans Crary,
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-
S. B. No. 75-A bill to be entitled An Act to fix the Compen-
sation 6f the Judge of the Court of Record in and for Escam-
bia County, to be paid by the County of Escambia.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 75 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was referred to the Com-
mittee on Judiciary "A".
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 11, 1945.
Honorable Evans Crary,
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-
S. B. No. 105-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
abolishment of the municipal government of the Town of
Greenacres City, in Palm Beach County, State of Florida, and
constituting and creating the Board of County Commissioners
of Palm Beach County, Florida, a Board of Trustees for the
creditors of said Town of Greenacres City; and fixing and de-
fining the jurisdiction, powers, privileges and duties of said
Board of Trustees. The cancellation of all outstanding taxes
and tax certificates, if any, with special assessments, if any,
and requirement of town officials to deliver records and
property of Town of Greenacres City in their custody or con-
trol to said Board of Trustees.
PROOF OF PUBLICATION ATTACHED
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.



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And Senate Bill No. 105 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was placed on the
Local Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 11, 1945.
Honorable Evans Crary,
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-
S. B. No. 113-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the com-
pensation of members of the Board of County Commissioners
in Counties of the State of Florida having a population of
not less than eighty-seven hundred (8,700) and not more than
eighty-seven hundred and twenty-five (8,725) according
to the 1940 Federal census; and repealing all laws in conflict
herewith.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 113 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 11, 1945.
Honorable Evans Crary,
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-
S. B. No. 19-A bill to be entitled An Act prescribing the
time when judgments or decrees entered in any of the Courts
of this State shall create a lien and be binding upon the per-
sonal property of the defendant judgment debtor.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 19 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A".
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 11, 1945.
Honorable Evans Crary,
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-
S. B. No. 108-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for
the appointment of a deputy constable and a bookkeeper for
the first Justice of the Peace district of Hillsborough County,
Florida; fixing their powers, duties, responsibilities, salaries
and expenses, and the manner and source from which to be
paid.
PROOF OF PUBLICATION ATTACHED
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.



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And Senate Bill No. 108 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was placed on the
Local Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 11, 1945.
Honorable Evans Crary,
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-
S. B. No. 1ll-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
directing the trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund to
convey to the Florida Board of Forestry and Parks certain
lands in Bay County, Florida, for State forest, State park and
recreational purposes.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 111 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was placed on the
Calendar without Reference.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber
Tallahassee, Florida, April 11, 1945
Honorable Evans Crary,
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 Concurrent Resolution No. 3-
A resolution to invite the Honorable Claude Pepper, United
States Senator from Florida, to address a joint session of the
Florida Legislature.
WHEREAS, Senator Claude Pepper will be in the State of
Florida during this session of the Legislature and will be
available to address a joint session of the Senate and the
House of Representatives.
WHEREAS, a message from Senator Pepper will be of great
benefit to the members of the Senate and the House of
Representatives due to his intimate knowledge of, and interest
in National and inter-National affairs, and,
WHEREAS, Senator Pepper has been approached by the
introducers of this concurrent Resolution relative to speaking
before a joint session of this body, and that he indicated a
willingness to accept at such time as he is invited,
THEREFORE, be it resolved by the House of Representa-
tives; the Senate Concurring, that the Honorable Claude Pep-
per, United States Senator from Florida, be and is hereby
invited to address a joint session of the Florida Legislature.
That a committee from the House and from the Senate be
named to make arrangements with Senator Pepper as to the
time said address will be delivered and the carrying out the
provisions of the Resolution, and that a copy of this Resolu-
tion be given to Senator Pepper.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.
And H. C. R. No. 3 contained in the above message, was
referred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.

CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTIONS ON SECOND READING
House Concurrent Resolution No. 4-
A resolution urging governmental units, organizations, as-



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sociations and individuals to establish "Living War Merorials"
instead of stone monuments and other useless war memorials.
WHEREAS, it has been a custom and practice following
wars for governmental units, organizations, associations and
individuals to erect stone and metal monuments and other
memorials, and
WHEREAS, there is an increasing public sentiment against
the erection and maintenance of lifeless and useless war
memorials, and
WHEREAS, there is an increasing sentiment favoring the
establishment of parks, play grounds, athletic fields, swimming
facilities, auditoriums, hospitals, facilities for medical services,
educational institutions and other living memorials in honor
and memory of our heroes and war dead, and
WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of Florida believes
that such "Living War Memorials" are more fitting and would
better serve humanity and the coming generation.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
THE SENATE CONCURRING:
That all public officials, civic and other organizations, in-
dividuals and the public generally be urged to establish living
memorials in the form of parks, play grounds, athletic fields,
swimming facilities, auditoriums, hospitals, facilities for medi-
cal services, educational institutions, and the like, rather than
stone or other types of monuments and memorials that are
lifeless and serve no useful purpose, it being the belief of the
Legislature of the State of Florida that such "Living War
Memorials" would better serve humanity and the coming gen-
eration and would be a constant reminder of our obligation to
foster the spirit of peace.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Curtis moved the adoption of the Concurrent Reso-
lution.
Which was agreed to.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 4 was adopted and the
same was ordered certified to the Senate.
HOUSE BILLS OF GENERAL NATURE ON SECOND
READING
H. B. No. 100-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 27.04, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to the summoning,
the administration of oaths in the examination of witnesses
by the state's attorney.
Was taken up.
Mr. Murray moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 100 be read a second.time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 100 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Murray moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 100 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 100 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on' the passage of House Bill No.
100 the result was:
Yeas-77.
Mr. Speaker Collins Ingraham McKendree
Amos Cook Jenkins McKenzie
Andrews Crews Jernigan Oelkers
Baker Curtis Johnson Okell
Barber Darby Kelly Peavy
Barnhill Davis Lambe Peters
Baskin Delegal Lanier Pooser
Bedenbaugh Elliott Leedy Poston
Bronson Ferran MacGowan Ray
Burnsed Floyd MacWilliam Rivers
Burwell Fuqua Mann Roberts
Carlton Gilmore Melton Saunders
Carraway Hardin Middleton Scales
Carswell Harrell Midyette Shepperd
Clark Hendley Morgan Simpson
Clement Holland, B. E. Murray Sellar
Cobb Holland. F.F. McAlpin McDonald



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Smith, L. W. Taylor Walker Wilson
Stewart, W. W. Turner Williams Yeomans
Stirling
Nays-None.
So House Bill No. 100 passed, title as ;;ta'ed.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 101-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
32.22, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to the summoning, the
administration of oaths in the examination of witnesses by the
county solicitor.
Was taken up.
Mr. Murray moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 101 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 101 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Murray moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 101 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 101 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
101 the result was:



Yeas-72.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Bedenbaugh
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Nays-None.



Crews
Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Hendley
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
-Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan



Johnson
Kelly
Lambe
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
Nesmith
Okell



Papy
Peavy
Peters
Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Sellar
Smith, L. W.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 101 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Midyette moved that consideration of House Bill No. 58
be informally passed.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Holland of Bay moved that consideration of House Bill
No. 119 be informally passed.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
H. B. No. 124-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
594.09, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to the methods to be
used and followed by citrus fruit inspectors in determining
the total soluble solids of citrus fruit under the citrus ma-
turity law.
Was taken up.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 124 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 124 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules b, further waived
and that House Bill No. 124 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 124 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
124 the result was:



Yeas-72.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Bedenbaugh
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carraway
Carswell
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Crews
Curtis
Nays-None.



Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson



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Kelly
Lambe
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
Nesmith
Nilsson
Peeples



Peters
Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, W. W
Stirling
Taylor
Walker.
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 124 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 125-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
599.08, Florida Statutes 1941, as amended by Chapter 21,811,
Acts of 1943, relating to payment of excise taxes on citrus
fruits for advertising by use of stamps, etc., by providing
alternate methods of the payment of such taxes by the use
of stamp machines or periodic payment of such taxes guaran-
teed by bond or cash deposit under rules and regulations to
be promulgated by the Florida Citrus Commission.
Was taken up.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 125 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 125 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 125 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 125 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
125 the result was:



Yeas-72.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Bedenbaugh
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carraway
Carswell
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Curtis
Darby
Nays-None.



Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe



Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
Nilsson
Okell
Peavy
Peeples
Peters



Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Saunders
Sellar
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, W. W,
Stirling
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 125 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 126-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
595.06 of Florida statutes, 1941 providing for the division by
counties of the citrus belt of the State of Florida into seven
citrus districts.
Was taken up.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 126 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a Lwo-thirds vote.











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And House Bill No. 126 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 126 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 126 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
126 the result was:



Yeas-70.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carswell
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Curtis
Darby
Nays-None.



Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Floyd
F'uqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly



Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
Nesmith
Nilsson
Okell
Peavy
Peeples



Peters
Pooser
Poston
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, W. W
Stirling
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So H. B. No. 126, passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 127-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
594.16, Florida statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapter 21808,
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, relating to citrus inspectors,
their compensation, expenses, and classification and further
providing for the employment of additional field and other
agents and clerical assistants, providing for their payment,
including expenses incurred in the discharge of their duties
and to provide generally for the enforcement of said Act.
Was taken up.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 127 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 127 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 127 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 127 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
127 the result was:
Yeas-68.
Mr. Speaker Darby Lambe Peeples
Amos Davis Leedy Peters
Andrews Delegal MacGowan Pooser
Baker Ferran MacWilliam Poston
Barber Fuqua Mann Rivers
Barnhill Gilmore Melton Roberts
Baskin Hardin Middleton Saunders
Bollinger Harrell Midyette Sellar
Bronson Hendley Morgan Shepperd
Burnsed Hendry Murray Simpson
Burwell Holland, B. E. McDonald Smith, L. W.
Carraway Holland, F. F. McKendree Stirling
Carswell Ingraham McKenzie Turner
Clement Jenkins Nesmith Wilson
Cobb Jernigan Nilsson Wotitzky
Collins Johnson Okell Yeomans
Cook Kelly Peavy
Curtis
Nay-None.
So House Bill No. 127 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 128-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section



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595.29, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapter 21816,
Acts of the Florida Legislature of 1943, relating to appro-
priation of funds derived from excise taxes on oranges, grape-
fruit and tangerines for investigation of transportation prob-
lems affecting the citrus industry by the Florida Citrus Com-
mission, by providing for a carry-over of unexpended funds
from year to year not to exceed $20,000.
Was taken up.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 128 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 128 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 128 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 128 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
128 the result was:
Yeas-68.
Mr. Speaker Curtis
Amos Darby
Andrews Delegal
Ayers Ferran
Baker Fuqua
Barber Getzen
Barnhill Gilmore
Baskin Hardin
Bedenbaugh Harrell
Bollinger Hendley
Bronson Hendry
Burnsed Holland, B.
Burwell Holland, F.
Carraway Ingraham
Carswell Jenkins
Clement Jernigan
Cobb Johnson
Collins Kelly
Nays-None.



on the passage of House Bill No.



E.
F.



Lambe
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
Nilsson
Okell
Peavy
Peters



Pooser
Poston
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Sellar
Shepperd
Smith, L. W.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Walker
Wilson
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 128 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 129-A bill to be entitled An Act to earmark and
carry over unexpended funds derived under State laws re-
specting inspection of citrus fruit in the State of Florida by
the Commissioner of Agriculture, and to be thereafter used
only for such purposes as will benefit or serve the needs of
the citrus industry.

Was taken up.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 129 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 129 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 129 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 129 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
129 the result was:



Yeas-68.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell



Carraway
Carswell
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Curtis
Darby
Delegal
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hardin



Harrell
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe
Lanier
Leedy



MacGowan
MacWilliam
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
Nesmith
Nilsson
Okell
Papy



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Peavy Poston Sellar Turner
Peeples Rivers Smith, L. W. Wilson
Peters Roberts Stewart, W. W. Wotitzky
Pooser Saunders Stirling Yeomans
Nays-None.
So House Bill No. 129 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 130-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
595.32, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the administration
by the Florida Citrus Commission of its research department
and to repeal Chapter 595.34, Florida Statutes, 1941, so as to
eliminate the advisory research committee provided therein.
Was taken up.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 130 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 130 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 130 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.



And House Bill No. 130 was read a third
When the vote was taken on the passage
130 the results was:



Yeas-70.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsbd
Burwell a
Carraway
Carswell
Clement
Cobb
Nays-None.



Collins
Darby
Delegal
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly



Lambe
Lanier
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
Nesmith
Papy
Peavy
Peters
Pooser



time in full.
of House Bill No.


Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Sellar
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Turner
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 130 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 131-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
595.35, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapter 21815,
Acts of the Florida Legislature of 1943, relating to appropri-
ation of moneys derived from excise taxes on citrus fruits for
the research department of the Florida Citrus Commission, by
providing for a carry-over of unexpended funds from year to
year not to exceed $30,000.
Was taken up.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 131 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 131 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 131 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 131 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
131 the result was:
Yeas-70.
Mr. Speaker Barnhill Bronson Clark
Amos Baskin Burnsed Clement
Andrews Beasley Burwell Cobb
Baker Bedenbaugh Carraway Collins
Barber Bollinger Carswell Darby



Delegal
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Nays-None.



Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin



McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
Nesmith
Okell
Peavy
Peters
Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts



Saunders
Sellar
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Turner
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 131 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 132-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
596.04, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the examination and
approval of applications for citrus fruit dealers' licenses, by
adding to the grounds for disapproval of such applications.
Was taken up.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 132 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 132 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 132 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 132 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
132 the result was:
Yeas-75.
Mr. Speaker Cook
Amos Curtis
Andrews Darby
Baker Delegal
Barber Elliott
Barnhill Ferran
Baskin Fuqua
Beasley Getzen
Bedenbaugh Gilmore
Bollinger Hardin
Bronson Harrell
Burnsed Hendley
Burwell Hendry
Carlton Holland, B. I
Carraway Holland, F. I
Carswell Ingraham
Clement Jernigan
Cobb Johnson
Collins Kelly
Nays-None.



on the passage of House Bill No.



Lambe
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
Nesmith
Oelkers
Peavy
Peters
Pooser
Poston



Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Turner
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 132 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 133-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
599.09, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to the handling and dis-
bursement of excise tax levied on oranges, grapefruit, and
tangerines by creating a fund to be known as "Florida Citrus
Advertising Fund" providing that the Florida Citrus Commis-
sion shall keep records showing the amount of money held
for each type of citrus fruit.
Was taken up.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 133 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 133 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 133 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 133 was read a third time in full.



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When the vote was taken on the passage
133 the result was:



Yeas-72.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clark
Cobb
Collins
Nays-None.



Cook
Curtis
Darby
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly



Lambe
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McKendree
McKenzie
Nesmith
Nilsson
Peavy
Peters
Pooser



of House Bill No.


Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Turner
Walker
Williams
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 133 passed, title as stated.
And same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 134-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
595.25, Florida statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapter 21806,
Laws of Florida, 1943, relating to the payment of salaries,
costs and expenses incurred by the Florida Citrus Commission
by providing for the same to be paid out of special funds
known as the "Orange Advertising Fund," the "Grapefruit
Advertising Fund" and the "Tangerine Advertising Fund."
Was taken up.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 134 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 134 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 134 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 134 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken on the passage of
134 the result was:



Yeas-74.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed
Burwell
Carraway
Clark
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Curtis
Darby
Nays-None.



Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe
Lanier
Leedy



MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McKendree
McKenzie
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Peavy
Peters
Pooser
Poston
Ray



House Bill No.


Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Turner
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 134 passed, title as stated.
"And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 135-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
597.06, Florida statutes of 1941, as amended by Chapter 21,807,
Acts of 1943, relating to maturity inspection fees, by providing
for inspection fees to be paid from August 31 to December 15
of each year on citrus fruits, except Valencia and other late
type oranges, and for inspection fees to be paid from August 31
of each year to March 1, of the succeeding year on all Valencia
and other late type oranges.
Was taken up.



Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 135 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 135 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 135 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 135 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
135 the result was:



Yeas-71.
Mr. Speaker
"Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed
Burwell
Carraway
Clark
Cobb
Collins
Cook



Crews
Curtis
Darby
Delegal
Elliott
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jernigan
Kelly



on the passage of House Bill No.



Lambe
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McKenzie
Nilsson
Oelkers
Peavy
Peters
Pooser
Poston



Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Turner
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Nays-None.
So House Bill No. 135 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 136-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Section 595.22 of Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to Grade
Inspection Assessment of all citrus fruit sold, offered for sale,
or offered for shipment within or without the State of Florida
by providing for the reduction of such assessment to three-
quarters of a cent for each standard packed box of citrus fruit.
Was taken up.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 136 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 136 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 136 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 136 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
136 the result was:



Yeas-68.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carraway
Carswell
Clement
Nays-None.



Cobb
Collins
Cook
Crews
Curtis
Darby
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Gilmore
Hardin
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham



Kelly
Lambe
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
Mann
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
Nilsson
Oelkers
Peavy



Peeples
Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Turner
Walker
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 136 passed, title as stated.
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H. B. No. 137-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter
21912, Acts of 1943, and Section 599.18, Florida Statutes,
1941, which is 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 limes produced in Florida
through the conducting of a publicity, advertising and sales
promotion campaign to increase the consumption of such
limes; to levy and impose an excise tax on the sale and ship-
ment of limes produced in Florida and to provide for the
collection thereof; to create a lime advertising fund; to vest
the administration of the Act in the Florida Citrus Commis-
sion and to provide for the powers, duties and authority of
said Commission hereunder; and to provide penalties for
violations of this Act; by providing for the moneys collected
thereunder to be paid into and disbursed from the "Florida
Citrus Advertising Fund".
Was taken up.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 137 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 137 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 137 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 137 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
137 the result was:



Yeas-68
Mr. Speaker Clark
Amos Clement
Andrews Cobb
Ayers Collins
Baker Cook
Barber Crews
Barnhill Curtis
Baskin Darby
Beasley Davis
Bedenbaugh Delegal
Bollinger Elliott
Bronson Fuapa
Burnsed Getzen
Burwell Gilmore
Carlton Hardin
Carraway Hendley
Carswell Hendry
Nays-None.
So House Bill No. 137



Holland, B. E. McKenzie
Holland, F. F. Peavy
Ingraham Pooser
Jenkins Poston
Jernigan Ray
Kelly Roberts
Lambe Saunders
Leedy Sellar
MacGowan Shepperd
Mann Smith, L. W.
Middleton Stewart, W. W.
Midyette Stirling
Morgan Turner
Murray Walker
McAlpin Wilson
McDonald Wotitzky
McKendree Yeomans

passed, title as stated.



And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 138-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide alter-
native methods for the payment and collection of State grade
inspection citrus fruit assessments as provided by Section
595.22, Florida Statutes 1941, State maturity citrus fruit in-
spection fees as provided by Section 597.07, Florida Statutes
1941, and assessments upon citrus fruit treated with coloring
matter as provided by Section 597.21, Florida Statutes 1941, by
providing that said assessments or fees may be paid at periodic
intervals under regulations prescribed by the Commissioner of
Agriculture of the State of Florida, such regulations to pro-
vide for the posting of a bond or cash deposit to guarantee the
payment of such assessments or fees, and to authorize the
Commissioner of Agriculture to permit the use of stamp or
stamp vending machines in the collection of such assessments
or fees.
Was taken up.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 138 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to b" a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 138 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 138 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 138 was read a third time in full.



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When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
138 the result was:



Yeas--72.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Nays-None.



Cobb
Collins
Cook
Crews
Curtis
Darby
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.



Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
Mann
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McKendree
McKenzie
Nilsson



Okell
Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Walker
Williams
Wotitzky



So House Bill No. 138 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Murray moved that consideration of House Bill No. 141
be informally passed.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
H. B. No. 150-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
directing the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund to
convey to the Florida Board of Forestry and Parks certain
lands in Bay County, Florida, for state forest, state park and
recreational purposes.
Was taken up.
Mr. Holland of Bay moved that Senate Bill No. 111, a com-
panion measure to House Bill No. 150 which is now on the
Calendar, be substituted for and considered in lieu of House
Bill No. 150.
Which was agreed to.
S. B. No. 1ll-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
directing the trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund to
convey to the Florida Board of Forestry and Parks certain
lands in Bay County, Florida, for State forest, State park and
recreational purposes.
Was taken up.
Mr. Holland of Bay moved that the rules be waived and
Senate Bill No. 111 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 111 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Holland of Bay moved that the rules be further waived
and Senate Bill No. 111 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 111 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of Senate Bill No.
111 the result was:



Yeas-79.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark



Clement
Cobb
Cook
Crews
Curtis
Darby
Delegal
Dowda
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Hendley
Hendry



Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
Mann
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McKendree
McKenzie



Nesmith
Nilsson
Okell
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.



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April 12, 1945



Stirling Walker Wilson Yeomans
Taylor Williams Wotitzky
Nays-None.
So Senate Bill No. 111 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Holland of Bay moved that further consideration of
H. B. No. 150 be indefinitely postponed.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
H. B. No. 24-A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the
sale, offering for sale, and transportation of agricultural and
vegetable seeds and providing for inspection and testing
thereof; to prevent misrepresentation and fraud in the ad-
vertisement and sale thereof; providing for the enforcement
hereof and repealing Chapter 21942, Laws of Florida, Acts
of 1943, and all laws in conflict herewith.
Was taken up.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 24 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 24 was read a second time by its title.
Amendment No. 1:
Mr. Simpson of Jefferson offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 24-
In Section 3, sub-section D, after the paragraph (d) and
before the word "established," insert the following:
Provided that no seed marked "BELOW STANDARD" shall
be sold, which fall more than twenty per cent (20%) below
the standard for such seed which has been
Mr. Simpson moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to and Amendment No. 1 was adopted.
Amendment No. 2:
Mr. Simpson of Jefferson offered the following amendment
to H. B. No. 24-
In Section 3, sub-section D, paragraph (d)
Strike out the sentence beginning with the words "no con-
tract" and ending with "imposed herein."
Mr. Simpson moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to and Amendment No. 2 was adopted.
Amendment No. 3:
Mr. Simpson of Jefferson offered the following amendment
to H. B. No. 24-
In Section 4, sub-section A, paragraph 1, of the bill, strike
out paragraph 1 and insert the following in lieu thereof:
"Unless the test to determine the percentage of germination
required by this section shall have been completed within a
nine months' period, exclusive of the calendar month in which
the test was completed, or unless the test to determine the
percentage of germination required by this section shall have
been completed within a five months' period, exclusive of the
calendar month in which the test was completed, immediately
prior to sale, exposure for sale, or offering for sale or trans-
portation, when such five months' period shall include either
one or both of the calendar months of July and August."

Mr. Simpson moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to and Amendment No. 3 was adopted.
Mr. Simpson moved the rules be further waived and H. B.
No. 24, as amended, be read a third time in full and placed
upon, its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And H. B. No. 24, as amended, was read the third time
in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of H. B. No. 24,
as amended, the result was:
Yeas-85.
Mr. Speaker Baker Beasley Burnsed
Amos Barber Bedenbaugh Burwell
Andrews Barnhill Bollinger Carlton
Ayers Baskin Bronson Carraway



Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Crews
Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore



Hardin
Harrell
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton



Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McKendree
McKenzie
Nesmith
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peters
Peeples
Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers



Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Wilson
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Walker
Williams
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Nays-None.
So House Bill No. 24 passed, as amended.
And the same was referred to the Committee on Engrossed
Bills.
H. B. No. 161-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to edu-
cation: to amend Section 236.04, Florida Statutes 1941, rela-
ting to the procedure for determining the number of instruc-
tion units for instructional personnel by adjusting teacher
load and adding instruction units for administrative and
special services, and for mentally retarded pupils.
Was taken up.
Mr. Wotitzky moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 161 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 161 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Wotitzky moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 161 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 161 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
161 the result was:



Yeas-90.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Crews
Curtis
Nays-1.
Baskin
So H. B. No.



Darby
Davis
Delegal
Dowda
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly



Lambe
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
Nesmith
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples
Peters



Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzsky
Yeomans



161 passed, title as stated.



Mr. Simpson moved the rules be further waived and H. B.
No. 161 be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And H. B. No. 161 was ordered immediately certified to the
Senate.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and that the
House do now revert to the order of Introduction of House
Bills and Joint Resolutions.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.



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INTRODUCTION OF HOU3E BILLS AND
JOINT RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Hendry of Okeechobee and Peeples of Glade-
H. B. No. 187-A bill to be entitled An AAt amending Section
374.20, Florida statutes, 1941, relating to fishing in Lake
Okeechobee, by providing a closed season annually, further
regulating fishing in said lake and providing penalties for
violation hereof.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Salt Water Fisheries.
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
H. B. No. 188-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide a
period of limitations on actions to enforce or foreclose certain
mortgages or other instruments encumbering real estate, to
provide for the extension of the lien of such instruments by
extension agreement, to provide for the filing and recording
of such extension agreements, to provide for the entry on the
margin of the record of such instruments of a reference to
the filing for record of the extension agreements, and to fix
the fee of the clerk of the court for filing and recording such
extension agreements, and for the entry on the record of such
instruments of a reference to the extension agreements.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Mr. Hancock of Madison-
H. B. No. 189-A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the
board of county commissioners of each county to sell or lease
any real or personal property belonging to said county, and
providing for the advertisement of notice of sale or lease of
any real or personal property.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on County Officials & County Organizations.
By Mr. Papy of Monroe-
H. B. No. 190-A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief
and release of Claude A. Gandolfo, individually and as Asses-
sor of Taxes of Monroe County, Florida, from all liability
with respect to overpayments of commissions to said Asses-
sor of Taxes and payments to him on account of traveling
expenses and clerical help, which is disclosed by Audit Re-
port No. 2636 of the State Auditing Department of the
State of Florida, and validating and confirming all such over-
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Gandolfo shall not be required to refund or repay same, or any
part thereof, and shall be entitled to have and retain all of
said commissions in full notwithstanding the provisions of
Section 145.01, Florida Statutes 1941.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by its title and
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Papy of Monroe-
H. B. No. 191-A bill to be entitled An Act providing that
in counties of the State of Florida having a population of
not less than fourteen thousand (14,000) and not more than
fourteen thousand two hundred (14,200), according to the last
or any future official federal census, and in which there is a
criminal court of record, the judge of said court may appoint
bailiffs who need not be a sheriff or deputy sheriff, and
providing for their duties and compensation.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
C'Cmniitm.. Lcn Census &; Apportionment.
Mr. Oelkers moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort the Honorable Ernest Overstreet, Tax Collector of
Dade County and a former member of the House of Repre-
sentatives, to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to. Thereupon the Speaker appointed
Messrs. Oelkers, Peters and Simpson to escort Mr. Overstreet
to the rostrum where he was introduced by the Speaker to the
membership of the House.
Mr. Curtis moved that a committee of three be appointed to
escort the Honorable Sam Buie, a veteran of World Wars I
and II and a former member of the House of Representatives,
to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to. Thereupon the Speaker appointed
Messrs. Curtis, Baskin and Crews to escort Mr. Buie to the
rostrum where he was introduced by the Speaker to the mem-
bership of the House.
Mr. Simpson moved that the House do now adjourn.
Which was agreed to. Thereupon at the hour of 1:00 P. M.
the House stood adjourned until 10:00 A. M. tomorrow morn-
ing.













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Friday, April 13, 1945



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:



Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Dowda
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly



A quorum present.
The following prayer was
Reverend Fred Walker:



Lambe
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald.
McKendree
McKenzie
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Pooser
Poston



Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



offered by the Chaplain, the



God of our Fathers and our God, the Lord who giveth and
who taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord.
We call upon Thee to have pity on a nation and a world
so sorely bereft of its wise and capable leader, a world, the
freedom-loving peoples of which are now contracted into one
brow of woe. From the ways of men one has been taken
who is freedom's delegate against the fashion of oppression and
tyranny, is whose breast breathed the noble concept of free-
dom that for us to be free, others must be free, a beacon to
the world, a living shrine of liberty, charity, justice and peace.
We beseech Thee to help us to overcome the terrible shock
of this loss with thy sustaining arm of strength. As the bells
of victory are about to be rung they now become the knell
of our common grief because "on the deck our Captain lies,
fallen, cold and dead." In this crisis we implore Thy wisdom
to rest with those into whose hands these grave responsibilities
are vouchsafed, especially our new president. May the gallant
heart and the humanitarian ideals of his predecessor be a
mantle of strength to him. Above all let us search where
God is, in the universe and beyond the universe, so that we
may not depend upon our own strength, and that we may
know that there is a God who rules above all and giveth the
governments of men to whomsoever he will.
Grant, O God, that the hallowed memory of so fruitful a
life may remain with us ever, an inspiration to seek to gain
for ourselves, at whatever cost, those winsome traits of char-
acter which shone forth like friendly beacon lights in the
life of our distinguished leader and the champion of a free
world.
These mercies we humbly ask in the name of Jesus Christ
who died to make all men free.
Amen.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Harris,
Oelkers and Papy from attendance upon the Session of the
House today.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Mr. Morgan
from attendance upon the Sessions of the House for Monday
and Tuesday, April 16 and 17.
The Speaker announced the following appointments to
Standing Committees:
Mr. Peavy appointed to the Committee on Public Utilities.



Messrs. Crews and Melton appointed to the Committee on
Women's Rights.
Mr. Andrews appointed to the Committee on Oils.
The Speaker announced the appointment of Messrs. Har-
rell, Midyette and Carraway as Members of the Committee
provided for under the terms of House Concurrent Resolution
No. 3, with respect to inviting the Honorable Claude Pepper,
United States Senator from Florida, to address a Joint Session
of the Florida Legislature.
EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT



TALLAHASSEE

Honorable Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida



April 12, 1945.



Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Crews



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Sir:
I have the honor to inform you that I have today approved
the following Resolution which originated in your Honorable
Body, and have caused the same to be filed in the office of the
Secretary of State:
H. C. R. No. 1, relating to the San Francisco and the World
Peace Conferences.
Respectfully yours,
MILLARD F. CALDWELL,
Governor.
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
TALLAHASSEE
April 12, 1945.
Honorable Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida
Sir:
I have the honor to inform you that I have today approved
the following Act which originated in your Honorable Body,
and have caused the same to be filed in the office of the
Secretary of State:
H. B. No. 6, relating to Education.
Respectfully yours,
MILLARD F. CALDWELL,
Governor.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By the Committee on Resolutions-
House Resolution No. 9:
A Resolution deploring the death of the President of the
United States and for adjournment of the House of Repre-
sentatives in respect to his memory.
WHEREAS, the sudden and untimely death of his Excel-
lency, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President of the United
States, has shocked and grieved the entire world and thrown
our nation into mourning.
THEREFORE, be it resolved that, in respect to his memory,
the House of Representatives do stand adjourned until Mon-
day, April 16, 1945 at 10:00 A. M.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Carlton moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to and House Resolution No. 9 was
adopted.
Thereupon at the hour of 10:11 A. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 10:00 o'clock A. M. Monday, April 16.













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Monday, April 16, 1945



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00 A. M.



The roll was called and
to their names:
Mr. Speaker Darby
Amos Davis
Andrews Delegal
Ayers Elliott
Baker Ferran
Barber Floyd
Barnhill Fuqua
Baskin Getzen
Beasley Gilmore
Bedenbaugh Hancock
Bollinger Hardin
Bronson Harrell
Burnsed Harris
Burwell Hendley
Carlton Hendry
Carraway Holland, B.
Carswell Holland, F.
Clark Ingraham
Clement Jenkins
Cobb Jernigan
Collins Johnson
Cook Kelly
Curtis Lambe
A quorum present.



the following members answered



"Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Pooser
Poston



Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. VW
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



E.
F.



Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
The Journals for Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13,
were corrected and as corrected, were approved.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Dowda
and McKenzie from attendance upon the Session of the House
today.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
By the Committee on Education "B"-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 7:
A resolution authorizing and requesting the Florida Citizens'
Committee on Education to make a survey and study designed
to provide a program for the future development of the sys-
tem of higher education for the State of Florida and to report
to the legislature the findings and results of such survey and
study, together with their recommendations in regard to said
program.
WHEREAS, the State of Florida, after the termination of the
present war will experience tremendous growth and develop-
ment not only in population, construction, transportation and
industry but also in its natural resources; and,
WHEREAS, the institutions of higher learning of the State,
by reason of the growth and development of the State, will of
necessity be called upon to provide for substantially increased
enrollments, more and enlarged facilities and expansion of
their respective educational programs; and,
WHEREAS, it is necessary, in order for those institutions to
make plans and prepare for their proper growth and the ex-
pansion and development of their respective educational pro-
grams, and for the Legislature to make provision for the neces-
sary and proper support thereof, that a thorough and com-
petent analysis, survey and study be made by some competent
authority of this State, and that the findings and results of
such analysis, study and survey, together with the recommen-
dations of such authorities, be reported to the Legislature in
order that the program for the future development of higher,
education of the State and the support therefore be provided
upon a basis of efficiency, economy and coordination;
Now, therefore:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CON-
CURRING:



Section 1. That the Florida Citizens' Committee on Edu-
cation be authorized and requested to make an analysis, sur-
vey and study designed to provide a sound program for the
future development of the system of higher education for the
State of Florida with the purpose to determine and fulfill the
obligation of the State to its citizens with reference to post
high school education; such study to include among the sub-
jects thereof, the advisability of the establishment and support
by the State of Junior colleges, coeducation in the institutions
of higher learning, the establishment of the State medical
and dental school, the location of the various professional
schools and the proper allocation of functions to given insti-
tutions.
Section 2. That the necessary expenses incurred in connec-
tion with such survey and study shall be paid from any funds
specifically appropriated therefore or any other funds available
for such purpose.
Section 3. That the Florida Citizens' Committee on Educa-
tion is requested to report to the 1947 session of Legislature
the findings and results of such analysis, study and survey,
together with their recommendation, to the end that a pro-
gram for the future development of higher education of the
State and support therefore be based and provided upon princi-
ples of efficiency, economy and coordination.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Wotitzky moved that the rules be waived and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 7 be read a second time in full.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 7 was read the second
time in full.
Mr. Wotitzky moved the adoption of the concurrent resolu-
tion.
Which was agreed to.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 7 was adopted and the
same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Cobb moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 185, reported favorably by the Committee on Women's
Rights on today's calendar, be withdrawn from the calendar
and referred to the Committee on Judiciary "C".
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote and it was so
ordered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS
By the Committee of Public Roads & Highways-
H. B. No. 192-A bill to be entitled An Act assenting to and
accepting the provisions of an Act of Congress approved
December 20, 1944, and all amendments thereto, the same
being entitled "An Act to amend and supplement the Federal-
aid Road Act approved July 11, 1918, as amended and sup-
plemented, to authorize appropriations for the post-war con-
struction of highways and bridges, to eliminate hazards at
railroad-grade crossings, to provide for the immediate pre-
paration of plans, and for other purposes" cited as the Fed-
eral-Aid Highway Act of 1944, investing the State Road
Department of Florida with certain powers in connection
therewith and providing for the apportionment and appro-
priation of funds to meet the same.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.
By the Committee of Public Roads & Highways-
H. B. No. 193-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
341.47, Florida Statutes 1941, defining and granting to the
State Road Department of Florida powers and authority with
reference to location and construction of State roads; empow-
ering the State Road Department to alter, change and relocate
the location of state roads and to abandon portions thereof
when necessary for the best interest of the State; and empow-
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to enter upon private property for the purpose of surveying or
examining such property for the location or relocation of state
roads or the determination of the boundaries thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By the Committee on Livestock-
H. B. Bill No. 194-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Section 352.34, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to the care of
livestock in transit by transportation companies.
Which was read the first time by its title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By the Committee on Livestock-
H. B. No. 195-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 585.10, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the State Live
Stock Sanitary Board; authorizing said Board to indemnify
the owners of animals that have reacted to the tuberculin
test or the agglutination blood test for brucellosis (Bang's dis-
ease), and have been condemned and destroyed; and provid-
ing for limitation on payment to owner.
Which was read the first time by title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Simpson of Jefferson-
H. B. No. 196-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
460.07, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to requirements to prac-
tice chiropractic, and to applicants for license to practice
chiropractic and their qualifications, the form and contents
of applications for examination to practice chiropractic, and
to other required information and evidence as to applicant's
educational preparation.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Peters of Dade-
H. B. No. 197-A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate public
utilities in the furnishing to others of private wire service and
other similar service for the dissemination of information, to
regulate the use of such services and prohibit the use of same
for gambling purposes, and to provide remedies and penalties
for the enforcement thereof.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Railroads, Telephone & Telegraph.
By Mr. Pooser of Jackson-
H. B. No. 198-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 731.27, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to descent of home-
steads, by prescribing conditions under which a widow may
forfeit her life estate.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Miss Baker and Mr. Clement of Pinellas, Messrs. Burwell
and Sterling of Broward, Walker of Volusia, Holland of Hills-
borough, Bronson of Osceola, Saunders of St. Lucie, Beden-
baugh of Columbia, Okell, Oelkers and Peters of Dade, Delegal
of Suwannee.
H. B. No. 199-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 1, of Chapter 17862, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1937, being
entitled: "An Act to fix the compensation and the basis
thereof of county superintendents of public instruction of the
counties of the State of Florida".
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education "A".
By Mr. Harris of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 200-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 626.09, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to statements to
be published by the Insurance Commissioner during the month
of March.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Harris of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 201-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion C35.17, Florida Statutes 1941, being Section 1 of Chapter
20856, Acts of 1941, relating to life insurance companies, mu-
tual aid associations or fraternal benefit societies, companies
or associations.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.



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By Mr. Harris of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 202-A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit the
further organization of Assessment Life Associations in the
State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Johnson of Hernando-
H. B. No. 203-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 13, of Chapter .10177, Acts of 1925, being Section 516.14
Florida Statutes, being "An Act to license and regulate the
business of making loans in certain counties in sums of three
hundred dollars or less, secured or unsecured, at a greater
rate of interest than ten per centum per annum: prescribing
the rate of interest thereof and regulating the assignment
of wages or salaries, earned or to be earned, when given as
security for any such loan; providing what shall be the
maximum rate of interest to be charged on any loan.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Banks & Loans.
By Mr. Crary of Martin-
H. B. No. 204-A bill to be entitled An Act to validate and
legalize in the purchaser, or purchasers, and their successors
and assigns in title, the title to all property acquired at any
master's sale through foreclosure of delinquent city taxes, or
special assessments or improvement liens, by the city of Stuart,
Florida, under the provisions of Chapter 15,038, Acts of 1931,
Laws of Florida, or any supplemental or amendatory acts.
Proof of Publication Notice attached to the above bill.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that the
notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Article
III of the Constitution, has been established in this Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by its title and
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Crary of Martin-
H. B. No. 205-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 7 of Chapter 16,692, Special Acts of 1933, Laws of Florida,
relating to additional powers to be given to the City Con-
Commission, by prop r ordinance, to impose a tax on all sales
of goods, wares, merchandise, services or property, real, per-
sonal, or mixed, tangible or intangible, within said city, the
said Act being entitled, "An Act to abolish the present muni-
cipal government of the City of Stuart, in Martin County,
Florida, and to create, establish and organize a municipality
to be known and designated as the City of Stuart, and to
define its territorial boundaries and provide for its govern-
ment, jurisdiction, powers, franchises and privileges."
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to the above bill.
The House of Notice attached to the above bill.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Ar-
ticle III of the Constitution, has been established in this Legis-
lature.
And the above bill was read the first time by its title and
was ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Okell and Oelkers of Dade-
H. B. No. 206-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 36.04 of Chapter 36 of Florida Statute, 1941, and being as
follows: "Clerk.-Every county judge shall have power to ap-
point a clerk of his court, and the said clerk shall be paid by
the said judge and may exercise all non-judicial functions
which the judge may perform, and in every county where
there are more than one hundred thousand inhabitants the
county judge of such county shall have the power to appoint
two clerks of his court, and the said clerks shall be paid by
the said judge and each may exercise all non-judicial functions
which the judge may perform", by providing that every county
judge shall have power to appoint a clerk of his court, and in
every county where there are more than one hundred thousand
population according to the last or any future official state or
federal census, for the appointment of more than one and not
more than four (4) clerks of his court, and providing how said
clerk or clerks shall be paid and what functions they shall
exercise, and their term of appointment.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Messrs. Oelkers, Okell and Peters of Dade-
H. B. No. 207-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-










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tion 388.17, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to tax levies for
anti-mosquito districts in counties created as such by provid-
ing additional classifications for such tax purposes.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Messrs. Peters, Okell, Oelkers of Dade-
H. B. No. 208-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
sand flies in anti-mosquito districts created under Chapter
388, Florida Statutes 1941, in counties having populations of
not less than 265,000 according to the last preceding Federal
Census, and providing for appropriation and expenditure of
funds for control or eradication of sand flies out of the tax
monies collected for such anti-mosquito districts.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Mr. Carlton of Duval-
H. B. No. 209-A bill to be entitled An Act to permit a
fraternal benefit society to sell, assign and transfer all of its
assets, property and reserves to a duly incorporated, author-
ized legal reserve life insurance company, and providing for
the transfers of said assets, property and reserves of a fra-
ternal benefit society to such purchaser and assignee, and
providing for the assumption by such legal reserve life insur-
ance company of all the obligations and liabilities of said
society to its members, and provided for the reinsurance of
the contracts, policies and membership certificates of the
members of such fraternal benefit society by such authorized
legal reserve life insurance company and to do everything
necessary to give said members the same benefits and pro-
tection they were entitled to of and from said society, and
providing for the repeal of any law or part of law in conflict
with the provisions of this act.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By the Committee on Public Health-
H. B. No. 210-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
the acceptance of funds or grants by the State Board of
Health; to provide for the manner in which said funds or
grants shall be disbursed.
Which was read the first time by title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Messrs. Holland, McDonald and McMullen of Hills-
borough, Hancock of Madison, Turner and Shepperd of St.
Johns, Ayers of Gilchrist, McKendree of Nassau. Okell of
Dade, Morgan, Crews and Carlton of Duval, Taylor of Hardee,
Rivers of Clay, MacGowan of Gadsden, Jenkins of Alachua,
Saunders of St. Lucie, Stewart of Lee, Lanier of Highlands,
Delegal of Suwannee, Smith of Polk, Wainwright of Bradford
and Kelly of Collier-
H. B. No. 211-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chap-
ter 20446, Laws of Florida of 1941, entitled "An Act to regu-
late outdoor advertising outside of the corporate limits of cities
and incorporated towns in sight of public highways; to pro-
vide for licensing persons engaged in the business of outdoor
advertising and for the issuance of permits for advertisements
and advertising structures; to prohibit certain advertisements
and advertising structures, and to provide for the removal of
advertisements and advertising structures illegally posted, dis-
played, erected, used or maintained; to prescribe the powers
and duties of certain officers relating thereto; and to prescribe
penalties for violations of this Act" by providing a penalty for
removing, destroying, damaging, injuring, defacing or tamper-
ing with any licensed structure or the advertisement thereon
and by providing that the identification label or marker fur-
nished the permitee for attachment to such structure shall give
notice of the existence of such penalty.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads & Highways.
REPORT OF SELECT COMMITTEES
April 11, 1945
Honorable Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida.
DEAR SIR:
The Interim Aviation Committee, appointed pursuant to
House Aviation Committee Resolution at the 1943 session of
the Florida Legislature, begs leave to report its findings and
recommendations, hereto attached, as authorized by said reso-
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The Committee has had two hundred copies of said report
published with a list of the members of said Committee.
In compliance with the direction of House Aviation Com-
mittee Resolution we herewith submit our complete report
and recommendations. This report has been approved by the
members of the Interim Aviation Committee.
Respectfully submitted,
GOODWIN M. NILSSON
Chairman Interim Aviation Committee
A copy of the Report, as submitted, was filed in the office
of the Chief Clerk.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1945
Honorable Evans Crary,
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-
S. B. No. 59-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the salarieE
of the Circuit Judges of the State of Florida.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 59 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1945
Honorable Evans Crary,
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-
S. B. No. 121-A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish the
Board of Bond Trustees of the Ocean Shore Improvement
District and the office of Secretary of said Board as created
and defined by Chapter 10013, Laws of Florida, Special Acts
of 1923, Chapter 10952, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1925,
Chapter 12,735, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1927 and
Chapter 14,529, Laws of Florida, General Acts of 1929 and all
amendatory and supplemental Acts thereto; to provide that
all debt service functions, duties and powers as provided in
said Chapter 10013, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1923,
Chapter 10952, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1925, Chapter
12,735, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1927 and Chapter
14,529, Laws of Florida, General Acts of 1929 and all amend-
atory and supplemental Acts thereto are to be thereby vested
in the State Board of Administration created under Section
16 of Article IX of the Constitution of Florida and the Boards
of County Commissioners of Volusia and Flagler Counties
according to their respective debt service duties and func-
tions; to repeal and remove the authorization for tax levy for
maintenance, repair or construction and for payment of
expenses in carrying on or transacting the business of said
Ocean Shore Improvement District; to provide that all prop-
erties and assets and the books and records of said District
now held by the present Board of Bond Trustees of said
Ocean Shore Improvement District, together with a written
report setting forth the financial affairs of said District
shall be delivered to said State Board of Administration with-
in thirty days after such Act becomes a Law; that the pur-
pose of such Act is to effect economy.
Proof of Publication attached.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very Respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR
Secretary of the Senate.
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read the first time by its title and was Placed on the Local
Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1945
Honorable Evans Crary,
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-
S. B. No. 120-A bill to be entitled An Act abolishing Jus-
tice of the Peace districts in Marion County, Florida and pro-
viding that this Act shall not become effective unless approved
by a majority of the qualified electors of said county at the
next ensuing General Election.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very Respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 120 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was Placed on the
Local Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1945
Honorable Evans Crary,
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-
S. B. No. 29-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for an
additional Circuit Judge for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of
Florida as authorized by Florida Constitution on basis of
population thereof; and fixing his powers, duties and com-
pensation.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very Respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR
Secretary of the Senate.

*And Senate Bill No. 29 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A".
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1945
Honorable Evans Crary,
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-
S. B. No. 116-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, estab-
lish and designate a certain state road.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very Respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 116 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was referred to the Com-
mittee on Public Roads & Highways.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:



April 16, 1945



SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1945
Honorable Evans Crary,
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-
S. B. No. 23-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
payment from the grapefruit, orange and tangerine adver-
tising funds to Arthur Kudner, Inc., a Corporation, of monies
expended by it while acting as the advertising agency of the
Florida Citrus Commission.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very Respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 23 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was referred to the Com-
mittees on Claims & State Pensions and Appropriations.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1945
Honorable Evans Crary,
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 Concurrent Resolution No. 4-
A resolution urging governmental units, organizations, as-
sociations and individuals to establish "Living War Memorials"
instead of stone monuments and other useless war memorials.
WHEREAS, it has been a custom and practice following
wars for governmental units, organizations, associations and
individuals to erect stone and mental monuments and other
memorials, and
WHEREAS, there is an increasing public sentiment against
the erection and maintenance of lifeless and useless war
memorials, and
WHEREAS, there is an increasing sentiment favoring the
establishments of parks, play grounds, athletic fields, swim-
ming facilities, auditoriums, hospitals, facilities for medical
services, educational institutions and other living memorials
in honor and memory of our heroes and war dead, and
WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of Florida believes
that such "Living War Memorials" are more fitting and would
better serve humanity and the coming generation.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
THE SENATE CONCURRING:
That all public officials, civic and other organizations, in-
dividuals and the public generally be urged to establish living
memorials in the form of parks, play grounds, athletic fields,
swimming facilities, auditoriums, hospitals, facilities for medi-
cal services, educational institutions, and the like, rather than
stone or other types of monuments and memorials that are
lifeless and serve no useful purpose, it being the belief of the
Legislature of the State of Florida that such "Living War
Memorials" would better serve humanity and the coming gen-
eration and would be a constant reminder of our obligation to
foster the spirit of peace.
Very Respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 4, contained in the
above message, was referred to the Committee on Enrolled
Bills.
HOUSE BILLS OF GENERAL NATURE ON SECOND
READING
H. B. No. 58-A bill to be entitled An Act to Amend Section
632.07, Florida Statutes 1941, Relating to Conditions Precedent



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to License Being Granted Domestic Mutual Fire Insurance
Associations.
Was taken up.
Mr. Harris moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 58 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 58 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Harris moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 58 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 58 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken on the passage
58 the result was:
Yeas-73.



Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker -
Barnhill
Barber
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Cobb
Collins
Nays-None.



Curtis
Darby
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Getzen
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
SHendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson



Kelly
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Peavy
Peters



of House Bill No.


Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 58 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Holland of Bay moved that consideration of House Bill
No. 119 be informally passed.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Holland of Bay moved that consideration of House Bill
No. 141 be informally passed.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
H. B. No. 164-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to at-
torney's fees, suit money and costs in divorce, alimony and
support proceedings, and providing that the court allowing
such fees, suits money and costs may direct that they be paid
to the attorneys or other persons for whose ultimate benefit
such allowances are made.
Was taken up.
Mr. Murray moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 164 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 164 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Murray moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 164 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 164 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
164 the result was:
Yeas-76.
Mr. Speaker Bedenbaugh Cobb Getzen
Amos Bollinger Collins Gilmore
Andrews Burnsed Curtis Hardin
Ayers Burwell Darby Harris
Baker Carlton Delegal Hendley
Barber Carraway Elliott Hendry
Barnhill Carswell Ferran Holland, B. E.
Baskin Clark Floyd Holland, F. F.
Beasley Clement Fuqua Ingraham



Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Melton
Middleton
Nays-None.



Midyette
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McMullen
Nesmith
Oelkers
Okell
Peavy
Peters



Pooser
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M.. B.



Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 164 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 165-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 597.02, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to maturity inspec-
tion of citrus fruits, by providing for maturity inspection tests
on all citrus fruits except Valencia and other late type
oranges between the 31st day of August and the 15th day
of December of each year, and on Valencia and other late
type oranges-between the 31st day of August and the 1st day
of March of the succeeding year, and prohibiting the sale or
shipment of such citrus fruits during said periods unless such
fruit has matured in accordance with the maturity standards
and is accompanied by Certificate of Inspection and maturity
thereof.
Was taken up.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 165 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 165 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 165 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 165 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
165 the result was:



Yeas-76.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Nays-None.



Curtis
Darby
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen *
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan



Kelly
Lambe
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Peters
Pooser



Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 165 passed, title as stated.
Mr. Clement moved the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 165 be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 165 was ordered immediately certified to
the Senate.
H. B. No. 166-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
595.01 of Florida statutes, 1941 relating to the creation and
establishment of the Florida Citrus Commission, and prescrib-
ing the qualifications and terms of office of members thereof.
Was taken up.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be waived and
House Bill No. 166 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.



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And House Bill No. 166 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the rules be further waived
and that House Bill No. 166 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 166 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
166 the result was:



Yeas-78.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Nays-None.



Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson



Kelly
Lambe
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Okell
Peavy
Peters
Pooser



Poston
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans

;



So House Bill No. 166 passed, title as stated.
Mr. Clement moved the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 166 be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was.agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 166 was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.
H. B. No. 175-A bill to be entitled An Act transferring all
balances in the state road license fund appropriated and al-
located to the said fund for the construction of first, second
and third preferential state roads, to the state road license
fund to be used in the construction, in those counties wherein
such balances exist, of any state roads in like manner as now
provided by law directing the expenditure of the eighty per
cent second provision fund of the second gas tax.
Was taken up.
Mr. Nesmith moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 175 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 175 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Nesmith moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 175 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 175 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
175 the result was:



Collins
Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.



on the passage of House Bill No.



Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McAlpin
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson



Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peters
Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Stewart, W. W
Stirling



April 16, 1945



Taylor Wainwright Wilson Yeomans
Turner Williams Wotitzky
Nays-1.
Bedenbaugh
So House Bill No. 175 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 178-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
state road department of Florida to purchase from the United
States of America or from any government agency, depart-
ment or bureau of the United States of America any supplies,
material, equipment or other property regardless of value,
without advertisement for bids.
Was taken up.
Mr. Nesmith moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 178 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 178 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Nesmith moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 178 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 178 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
178 the result was:



Yeas-77.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins



Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly



Lambe
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peters
Pooser



Poston
Ray
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Nays-None.
So House Bill No. 178 passed, title as stated.

Mr. Jernigan moved the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 178 be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 178 was ordered immediately certified to
the Senate.
H. B. No. 92-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for
an additional Circuit Judge for the First Judicial Circuit
of Florida, designating his place of residence; providing
that his term of office shall expire on .Tuesday after the
first Monday in January, A. D. 1949, and that his successor
shall be elected at the general election A. D., 1948, for a term
of six years.
Was taken up.
Mr. Beasley moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 92 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 92 was read a second time by its title.
Amendment No. 1:
The Committee on Judiciary "A" offered the following
amendment to House Bill No. 92:
In Section 1, line 10, of the bill, strike out the words "term
of".
Mr. Beasley moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to and Amendment No. 1 was adopted.



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Yeas-74.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
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Amendment No. 2:
The Committee on Judiciary "A" offered the following
amendment to House Bill No. 2:
In Section 1, line 12, 6f the bill, after the figures "1949",
strike out the comma and insert a period and strike out every-
thing thereafter in Section 1.
Mr. Beasley moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to and Amendment No. 2 was adopted.
Amendment No. 3:
The Committee on Judiciary "A" offered the following
amendment to House Bill No. 92:
The title of this Act is amended to read as follows: "A bill
to be entitled An Act providing for an additional Circuit
Judge for the First Judicial Circuit of Florida, designating
his place of residence; providing that his office shall expire
on Tuesday after the first Monday in January A. D. 1949."
Mr. Beasley moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to and Amendment No. 3 was adopted.
Mr. Beasley moved the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 92, as amended, be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 92, as amended, was read the third time
in full.'
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
92, as amended, the result was:



Yeas-74.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed
Burwell
Carraway
Carswell
Clement
Cobb
Curtis
Darby
Nays-None.



Delegal
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe
Leedy



MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McMullen
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peters
Pooser
Poston



Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith. L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, W. W
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Yeomahs



So House Bill No. 92 passed, as amended.
And the same was ordered referred to the Committee on En-
grossed Bills.
Mr. Darby moved the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 92 be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 92 was ordered immediately certified to
the Senate.
Mr. Simpson moved that House Bill No. 24 be withdrawn
from the Chief Clerk's office and recommitted to the Commit-
tee on Engrossed Bills.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
H. B. No. 13-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the com-
pensation of each member of the Boards of Public Instruc-
tion in all counties of the State of Florida having a popula-
tion of not less than 31,225 nor more than 31,425 according
to the last preceding Federal census.
Was taken up.
Mr. Baskin moved the rules be waived and House Bill No. 13
be read a second time by title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 13 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Curtis moved that House Bill No. 13 be indefinitely post-



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poned.
Which was agreed to and House Bill No. 13 was indefinitely
postponed.
Without objection House Bill No. 49 was informally passed.
Without objection House Bill No. 50 was informally passed.
H. B. No. 147-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the board of county commissioners of any county
of the State of Florida having a population of not less than
100,000 nor more than 200,000 inhabitants according to the
last preceding federal census, to offer and pay rewards for
information leading to the apprehension and conviction of
persons charged with the commission of a felony or felonies
in such county.
Was taken up.
Mr. McMullen moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 147 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 147 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. McMullen moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 147 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 147 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
147 the result was:



Yeas-76.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Cobb
Collins
Curtis
Nays-None.



Darby
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe



Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Peters
Pooser



Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 147 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Without objection House Bill No. 153 was informally passed.
H. B. No. 148-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of each and
every County in the State of Florida having a population of
not less than 100,000 nor more than 200,000 inhabitants ac-
cording to the last preceding Federal Census, to condemn
building and residences and'other structures which are obso-
lete and which have become dangerous to the public, or as a
fire hazard, to declare the same a nuisance, and to sell, tear
down or destroy them; and providing for notice to the owner
of said property of an investigation which shall be made by
the Board of County Commissioners with reference thereto
and the manner and form of said investigation, the method
of carrying out the results and findings of said Board with
regard thereto, and providing penalties and a method of ap-
peal incident thereto.
Was taken up.
Mr. McMullen moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 148 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 148 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. McMullen moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 148 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.



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And House Bill No. 148 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
148 the result was:



Yeas-76.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Cobb
Collins
Nays-None.



Curtis
Darby
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson



Kelly
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Peters



Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 148 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Without objection House Bill No. 149 was informally passed.
Without objection House Bill No. 152 was informally passed.
Without objection House Bill No. 162 was informally passed.
H. B. No. 44-A bill to be entitled An Act designating and
establishing certain roads in Collier County, Florida as State
Roads.
Was taken up.
Mr. Kelly moved that the rules be waived and House Bill No.
44 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 44 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Kelly moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 44 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 44 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken on the passage of
44 the result was:



Yeas-76.*
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley.
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Nays-None.



Collins
Curtis
Darby
Delegal
* Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan



Johnson
Kelly
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Peters



House Bill No.


Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 44 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 51-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
requiring the State Road Department of the State of Florida
to pave and maintain the necessary roads or driveways ad-
jacent to or running through all State Institutions and other
property owned or operated by any State Department, Com-
mission, or Agency when and as recommended or required by



April 16, 1945



the duly constituted authority having control over such State
Institutions or property.
Was taken up.
Mr. Burwell moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 51 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 51 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Burwell moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 51 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 51 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
51 the result was:



Yeas-75.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Nays-None.



Collins
Curtis
Darby
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson



Kelly
Lambe
Leedy
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Papy
Peavy
Peters



Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 51 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 114-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, estab-
lish and designate a certain state road.
Was taken up.
Mr. Bedenbaugh moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 114 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 114 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Bedenbaugh moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 114 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 114 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
114 the result was:



Yeas-76.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Cobb
Collins
Curtis
Nays-None.



Darby
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe



Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Peters
Pooser
Poston



Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 114 passed, title as stated.



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And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 22-A Bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 585.11, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the Control,
Prevention, Suppression and Extirpation of Contagious, Infec-
tious and Communicable Diseases Affecting Domestic Ani-
mals and Poultry; authorizing and directing the State Live
Stock Sanitary Board to cooperate with the agencies and
authorities of the United States in connection therewith.
Was taken up.
Mr. Midyette moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 22 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 22 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Midyette moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 22 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 22 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
22 the result was:
Yeas-80.
Mr. Speaker Darby Lanier Poston
Amos Davis Leedy Ray
Andrews Delegal MacGowan Rivers
Ayers Elliott MacWilliam Roberts
Baker Ferran Mann Saunders
Barber Fuqua Melton Scales
Barnhill Getzen Middleton Sellar
Baskin Gilmore Midyette Shepperd
Beasley Hardin McAlpin Simpson
Bedenbaugh Harrell McDonald Smith, L. W.
Bollinger Harris McKendree Smith, M. B.
Burnsed Hendry McMullen Stewart, W. W.
Burwell Holland, B. E. Nesmith Stirling
Carlton Holland, F. F. Nilsson Taylor
Carraway Ingraham Oelkers Turner
Carswell Jenkins Okell Wainwright
Clark Jernigan Papy Williams
Clement Johnson Peavy Wilson
Cobb Kelly Peters Wotitzky
Collins Lambe Pooser Yeomans
Curtis
Nays-None.
So H. B. No. 22 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 187-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
374.20, Florida statutes, 1941, relating to fishing in Lake
Okeechobee, by providing a closed season annually, further
regulating fishing in said lake and providing penalties for
violation hereof.
Was taken up.
Mr.-Hendry moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 187 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 187 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Hendry moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 187 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 187 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
187 the result was:



Yeas-75.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley



Bedenbaugh
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clement
Cobb
Collins



Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hardin



Harrell
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F:
Ingraham
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly



Lambe
Lanier
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McAlpin
Nays-None.



McDonald
McKendree
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Papy
Peavy
Peters
Pooser



Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.



Smith, M. B.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 187 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Holland of Bay moved that the rules be waived and the
House do now revert to the order of consideration of messages
from the Senate.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote and it was so or-
dered.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Fla., April 13, 1945.
Honorable Evans Crary,
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-
S. B. Bill No. 97-A bill to be entitled An Act designating
and defining Arbor Day in the State of Florida.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Bill No. 97, contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title.
Mr. Holland of Bay moved that Senate Bill No. 97. a com-
panion measure to House Bill No. 119 which is on today's
calendar, be placed on the calendar without reference.
Which was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Mr. Holland of Bay moved that the rules be waived and
the House do now proceed with the order of consideration of
House Bills of general nature on second reading.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
HOUSE BILLS OF GENERAL NATURE ON SECOND
READING
H. B. No. 119-A bill to be entitled An Act designating and
defining Arbor Day in the State of Florida.
Was taken up.
Mr. Holland of Bay moved that Senate Bill No. 97, a com-
panion measure which is now on the calendar, be substituted
for and considered in lieu of House Bill No. 119.
Which was agreed to, and-
Senate Bill No. 97-A Bill to be entitled An Act designating
and defining Arbor Day in the State of Florida.
Was taken up and substituted for House Bill No. 119.
Mr. Holland of Bay moved that the rules be waived and
Senate Bill No. 97 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 97 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Holland of Bay moved that the rules be further waived
and that Senate Bill No. 97 be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 97 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of Senate Bill
No. 97 the result was:



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April 16, 1945



Yeas-75.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Nays-None.



Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe



Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Papy
Peavy
Peters



Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So Senate Bill No. 97 passed, title as stated.
And the same ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Holland of Bay moved that further consideration of
House Bill No. 119 be indefinitely postponed.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Ray moved that the rules be waived and the House do
now revert to the order of Introduction of House Bills and
Joint Resolutions.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT
RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Okell of Dade-
H. B. No. 212-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for
the protection of zoned property in the State of Florida and
making it a felony to violate any such zoning ordinance and
prescribing a penalty therefore.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee an Judiciary "B".
By Mr. Cobb of Orange-
H. B. Bill No. 213-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
dissolved corporations and the restoration of corporate fran-
chises, privileges and entity to corporations that have been
dissolved for failure to make reports and pay capital stock
taxes, and prescribing conditions and procedure for such res-
toration.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Mr. Cobb of Orange-
H. B. No. 214-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 687.01, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to interest accru-
ing without special contract for the rate thereof, by substi-
tuting "six per cent" for "eight per cent" therein, and to
amend Sections 687.02 and 687.03, Florida Statutes, 1941,
relating to and defining usury, by substituting- "eight per
cent" for "ten per cent" therein.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "A".
By Mr. Okell of Dade-
H. B. No. 215-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
recording of deeds and conveyances of real estate, and provid-
ing that the post office address of each grantee shall be con-
tained therein before the same shall be admitted to record;
providing that the intentional giving of false addresses shall
constitute a misdemeanor and providing punishment there-
for; providing that the clerks of the Circuit Court shall fur-
nish the county tax assessors with daily schedules of such
deeds and conveyances so recorded containing the description
of the land, name of grantor, and names and addresses -of
grantees as specified therein; providing for a fee to be paid
to the clerk for such services by person offering such instru-
ments for record; and repealing all laws in conflict therewith.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "B".



By Mr. Okell of Dade-
H. B. No. 216-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 322.26, 1943 cumulative supplement to Florida Statutes
1941, being Section 1 of Chapter 21,764, Laws of Florida, Acts
of 1943, relating to mandatory revocation of driver's licenses,
so as to provide the period during which such drivers'
licenses shall be revoked for first offenses and for subsequent
offenses; and to amend Section 322.28, Florida Statutes 1941,
relating to the period of suspension or revocation of drivers'
licenses; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict there-
with; and providing an effective date therefore.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary "B".
By Messrs. Holland and Poston of Bay-
H. J. R. No. 217-A Joint Resolution proposing an amend-
ment to Article VIII of the Constitution of the State of Florida
relative to assessment of property for taxes and the collection
of taxes, by adding thereto additional sections to provide that
in the county of Bay, State of Florida, the county tax assessor
shall assess the property of the county for the purpose of levy-
ing state, county, school and municipal taxes levied by the
state, county, county school board, school districts, special tax
school districts and municipalities of the county.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:-
That the following Amendment to Article VIII of the Con-
stitution of the State of Florida relative to the Assessment
and Collection of all taxes in the County of Bay, State of
Florida, by adding thereto additional sections to be known
as Section 14 and Section 15, be and the same is hereby agreed
to and shall be submitted to the Electors of the State of Flor-
ida for ratification or rejection at the general election to be
held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in Novem-
ber, 1946, as follows:
Section 14.1. From and after January 1, 1948, the County
Tax Assessor in the County of Bay, State of Florida, shall
assess all property for all State, County, School and Municipal
taxes to be levied in the County by the State, County, County
School Board, School Districts, Special Tax School Districts
and Municipalities.
2. The Legislature shall at the Legislative Session in 1947
and from time to time thereafter, enact laws specifying the
powers, functions, duties and compensation of County Tax As-
sessor, designated in paragraph 1 of this Section 14, and shall
likewise provide by law for the extension on the assessment
roll of the County Tax Assessor of all taxes levied oy the
State, County, County School Board, School Districts, Special
Tax School Districts and Municipalities.
Section 15.1. From and after January 1, 1948, the County
Tax Collector in the County of Bay, State of Florida, shall
collect all taxes levied in the County by the State, County,
County School Board, School Districts, Special Tax School
Districts and Municipalities.
2. The Legislature shall at the Legislative Session of 1947,
and from time to time thereafter enact laws specifying the
powers, functions, duties and compensation of County Tax
Collector designated in paragraph 1 of this Section 15, and
shall likewise provide for the collection, care, custody, report-
ing and disbursement of all taxes collected by the County
Tax Collector.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By the Committee on Public Welfare-
H. B. No. 218-A bill to be entitled An Act appropriating
certain funds to the State Welfare Board to be used for Old
Age assistance payments.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By the Committee on Public Welfare-
H. B. No. 219-A bill to be entitled An Act appropriating
certain unexpended funds to state welfare fund to be used for
old age assistance payments, assistance payments to the needy
blind, and assistance payments for aid to dependent children.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.



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By the Committee on Public Welfare-
H. B. No. 220-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 409.10, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to employees of
the State Welfare Board and their salaries.
Which was read the first time by title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Messrs. Oelkers of Dade and Leedy of Orange-
H. B. No. 221-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tions 20, 24 and 32, of Chapter 20724, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1941, as amended, entitled: An Act relating to taxation; de-
fining and classifying intangible personal property for the
purpose of taxation; providing for the assessment and valua-
tion of intangible personal property for the purpose of tax-
ation, and the levy and collection of taxes upon such intan-
gible personal property; providing rates of taxation on the
different classes thereof under Section 1, Article IX of the
Constitution of the State of Florida; providing for making
returns by persons owning intangible personal property and
providing a penalty for failure to make such returns; pre-
scribing the duties of the Tax Collector, Tax Assessor, Boards
of County Commissioners and the Comptroller in connection
therewith; providing for an appropriation for expenses; pro-
viding for the distribution of intangible personal property
taxes and making appropriations thereof; and other pro-
visions relating to intangible personal property, and repealing
all laws in conflict herewith."
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Messrs. Oelkers of Dade and Leedy of Orange-
H. B. No. 222-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 2 of Chapter 20723, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941, as
amended entitled: "An Act for the assessment and collection
of revenue and relating to the assessment and collection of
taxes on tangible personal property; providing penalties for
violation of this Act and repealing all laws or parts of laws
in conflict herewith."
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance & Taxation.
By Messrs. Peters, Oelkers and Okell of Dade-
H. B. No. 223-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
appointment and compensation and fund out of which com-
pensation shall be paid, of chief traffic officer and deputy
traffic officers in counties having a population of more than
265,000 according to the last preceding federal census, wherein
such officers are in existence in accordance with Chapter
18396, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1937.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
By Messrs. Okell, Peters and Oelkers of Dade-
H. B. No. 224-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 5 of Chapter 21721, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, relat-
ing to the collection, removal and disposal of garbage and
waste in counties of not less than 260,000 according to last
preceding State or Federal Census, providing for the payment
of fees therefore and the placing of such fees into a special
fund and for expenditures from such fund; providing for the
collection of such garbage and waste and contracts with refer-
ence thereto; excluding such special fund from county budget,
and providing that no budget law shall apply to said section
of said act without specific reference thereto.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Census & Apportionment.
Mr. Simpson moved that the House do now proceed to the
order of consideration of House Local Bills on Second Read-
ing.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
HOUSE LOCAL BILLS ON SECOND READING
H. B. No. 46-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
payment by Palm Beach County, Florida, of the salary of a
Secretary for each Judge of the Circuit Court of the Fifteenth
Judicial Circuit residing in Palm Beach County, Florida, and
for the payment by said County of all the necessary and
incidental expenses of the office of said Judge.

Was taken up.
Mr. Bollinger moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 46 be read a second time by its title.



95



SWhich was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 46 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Bollinger moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 46 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 46 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
46, the result was:



Yeas-75.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Curtis
Nays-None.



Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Kelly
Lanier



on the passage of House Bill No.



Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McDonald
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peters
Pooser
Poston
Ray



Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 46 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 62-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
2 of Chapter 10980, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1925, en-
titled "An Act authorizing the City of Orlando, Florida, to
grant an exclusive franchise to any person, persons, firm or
corporation for the use of the streets of said city for operation
of automobile buses."
Was taken up.
Mr. Cobb moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 62 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 62 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Cobb moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 62 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 62 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
62 the result was:
Yeas-75.
Mr. Speaker Darby
Amos Davis
Andrews Delegal
Baker Elliott
Barber Ferran
Barnhill Floyd
Baskin Fuqua
Beasley Gilmore
Bedenbaugh Hardin
Bollinger Harrell
Burnsed Hendley
Burwell Hendry
Carlton Holland, B.
Carraway Holland, F.
Carswell Ingraham
Clement Jenkins
Cobb Jernigan
Collins Kelly
Curtis Lanier
Nays-None.



on the passage of House Bill No.



Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McDonald
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peters
Pooser
Poston
Ray.



Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



E.
F.



So House Bill No. 62 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 78-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
2 of Chapter 19786, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1939, the same
being relative to salaries of the Secretaries of the Circuit



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Judges in and for Duval County, and of the Judge of the
Civil Court of Record in and for Duval County, Florida.
Was taken up.
Mr. Carlton moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 78 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 78 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Carlton moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 78 be read a third time in full and placed upon
.its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 78 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
78, the result was:
Yeas-75.
Mr. Speaker Darby Leedy Rivers
Amos Davis MacGowan Roberts
Andrews Delegal MacWilliam Saunders
Baker Elliott Mann Scales
Barber Ferran Melton Sellar
Barnhill Floyd Middleton Shepperd
Baskin Fuqua Midyette Simpson
Beasley Gilmore Murray Smith, L. W.
Bedenbaugh Hardin McDonald Smith, M. B.
Bollinger Harrell McMullen Stewart, W. W.
Burnsed Hendley Nesmith Stirling
Burwell Hendry Nilsson Taylor
Carlton Holland, B. E. Okell Turner
Carraway Holland, F. F. Papy Wainwright
Carswell Ingraham Peavy Williams
Clement Jenkins Peters Wilson
Cobb Jernigan Pooser Wotitzky
Collins Kelly Poston Yeomans
Curtis Lanier Ray
Nays-None.
So House Bill No. 78 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 102-A bill to be entitled An Act providing that
the Board of County Commissioners of Polk County, Florida,
may create a post war construction fund; prescribing the
public purposes for which such fund shall be used; providing
the methods for raising revenue to be created to such fund;
and prescribing the time and manner when such fund shall
be used.
Was taken up.
Mr. Murray moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 102 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 102 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Murray moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 102 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 102 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
102, the result was:
Yeas-75.



on the passage of House Bill No.



Mr. Speaker Darby Leedy Rivers
Amos Davis MacGowan Roberts
Andrews Delegal MacWilliam Saunders
Baker Elliott Mann Scales
Barber Ferran Melton Sellar
Barnhill Floyd Middleton Shepperd
Baskin Fuqua Midyette Simpson
Beasley Gilmore Murray Smith, L. W.
Bedenbaugh Hardin McDonald Smith, M. B.
Bollinger Harrell McMullen Stewart, W. W.
Burnsed Hendley Nesmith Stirling
Burwell Hendry Nilsson Taylor
Carlton Holland, B. E. Okell Turner
Carraway Holland, F. F. Papy Wainwright
Carswell Ingraham Peavy .Williams
Clement Jenkins Peters Wilson
Cobb Jernigan Pooser Wotitzky
Collins Kelly Poston Yeomans
Curtis Lanier Ray
Nays-None.
So House Bill No. 102 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.



April 16, 1945



H. B. No. 111-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Putnam County,
State of Florida, to remove from said office and turn over
all duplicate tax rolls without binders for the year 1940, and
all prior years, to the paper salvage campaign for the benefit
of the Red Cross.
Was taken up.
Mr. Middleton moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 111 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 111 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Middleton moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 111 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 111 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.



111, the result was:
Yeas-75.
Mr. Speaker Darby
Amos Davis
Andrews Delegal
Baker Elliott
Barber Ferran
Barnhill Floyd
Baskin Fuqua
Beasley Gilmore
Bedenbaugh Hardin
Bollinger Harrell
Burnsed Hendley
Burwell Hendry
Carlton Holland, B. E.
Carraway Holland, F. F.
Carswell Ingraham
Clement Jenkins
Cobb Jernigan
Collins Kelly
Curtis Lanier
Nays-None.



Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McDonald
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peters
Pooser
Poston
Ray



Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, W. W
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 111 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 112-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering Putnam County, Florida, by, and through the
board of county commissioners of said county to grant, bar-
gain, sell, exchange and convey certain described lands, the
property of said county.
Was taken up.
Mr. Middleton moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 112 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And H. B. No. 112 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Middleton moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 112 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 112 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
112 the result was:



Yeas-75.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Curtis
Nays-None.



Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Kelly
Lanier



on the passage of House Bill No.



Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McDonald
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peters
Pooser
Poston
Ray



Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, W. W
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans











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So House Bill No. 112 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered to the Senate.
H. B. No. 116-A bill to be entitled An Act to validate and
confirm the assessment and levy of taxes made by the City
of Green Cove Springs, Florida, for the years 1939, 1940, 1941,
1942, 1943 and 1944.
Was taken up.
Mr. Rivers moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 116 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 116 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Rivers moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Bill No. 116 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 116 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
116 the result was:



Yeas-75.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Curtis
Nays-None.



Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Kelly
Lanler



Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McDonald
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peters
Pooser
Poston
Ray



Rivers
Roberts.
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, W. W
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 116 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 117-A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize
and empower the Board of County Commissioners of Putnam
County, State of Florida, to annually appraise and fix the
value of all County lands acquired for delinquent taxes, with-
out regard to last assessed value.
Was taken up.
Mr. Middleton moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 117 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 117 was read a second time by Its title.
Mr. Middleton moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 117 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 117 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
117 the result was:



Yeas-75.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell



Clement
Cobb
Collins
Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Hendley



Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. E.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Kelly
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette



Murray
McDonald
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peters
Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders



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Scales Smith, L. W. Taylor Wilson
Sellar Smith, M. B. Turner Wotitzky
Shepperd Stewart, W. W. Wainwright Yeomans
Simpson Stirling Williams
Nays-None.
So House Bill No. 117 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 118-A bill to be entitled An Act to make it un-
lawful for hogs, cattle, horses, mules, sheep and goats to run
at large in DeSoto County, Florida, and to provide for the
impounding and sale of such animals when found at large
in violation of this Act, and to provide punishment for the
owners of such animals who willfully permit the same to run
at large in violation of this Act, and for. prosecution of such
persons, and to provide and to determine what is due process
of law in the making of such sale, and to provide for the dis-
position of funds arising from the sale of such animals and
to provide for the payment of the costs, charges and expenses
of the administration of this Act.
Was taken up.
Mr. Ingraham moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 118 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 118 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Ingraham moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 118 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 118 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.



118 the result was:

Yeas-75.
Mr. Speaker Darby
Amos Davis
Andrews Delegal.
Baker Elliott
Barber Ferran
Barnhill Floyd
Baskin Fuqua
Beasley Gilmore
Bedenbaugh Hardin
Bollinger Harrell
Burnsed Hendley
Burwell Hendry
Carlton Holland, B. E.
Carraway Holland, F. F.
Carswell Ingraham
Clement Jenkins
Cobb Jernigan
Collins Kelly
Curtis Lanier'



Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McDonald
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peters
Pooser
Poston
Ray



Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith. M. B.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Nays-1.
Clark
So House Bill No. 118 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Without objection House Bill No. 121 was informally passed.
H. B. No. 122-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Hills-
borough County, Florida, to compromise, adjust, settle and
cancel any outstanding and unpaid Bayshore Seawall Assess-
ments together with any and all penalties interest and fees
thereon, made under Chapter 9470, Laws of Florida, Acts 1923
Legislature as amended by Chapter 12851, Laws of Florida,
Acts 1927 Legislature and Chapter 14107, Laws of Florida, Acts
1929 Legislature, upon terms and conditions to be fixed and
determined by said Board of County Commissioners in their
discretion.
Was taken up.
Mr. McMullen moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 122 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 122 was read a second time by its title.



April 16, 1945











JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Mr. McMullen moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 122 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 122 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
122 the result was:



Yeas-75.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Curtis
Nays-None.



Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Gilmore
Hardin
Harrell
Hendley
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Kelly
Lanier



Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McDonald
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peters
Pooser
Poston
Ray



Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So House Bill No. 122 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 123-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Hills-
borough County, Florida, to convey gratuitously without ad-
vertisement sale or consideration to Carmichael Legree Post of
Colored Veterans of the World Wars, Lots Three and Four, of
Block Seven, of John B. Spencer's Subdivision, per plat re-
corded in Deed Book "K", Page 788, Public Records of said
County, for the purpose of building a home thereon for said
veterans, and likewise empowering and directing the proper
officials of the City of Tampa, Florida, a municipal corpora-
tion, to take all necessary actions to accomplish the cancel-
lation and discharge of record of any and all taxes and liens
claimed or held by said municipality upon said real estate.
Was taken up.
Mr. McMullen moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 123 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 123 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. McMullen moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 123 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 123 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
123 the result was:
Yeas-75.
Mr. Speaker Darby
Amos Davis
Andrews Delegal
Baker Elliott
Barber Ferran
Barnhill Floyd
Baskin Fuqua
Beasley Gilmore
Bedenbaugh Hardin
Bollinger Harrell
Burnsed Hendley
Burwell Hendry
Carlton Holland, B.:
Carraway Holland, F.
Carswell Ingraham
Clement Jenkins
Cobb Jernigan
Collins Kelly
Curtis Lanier
Nays-None,



on the passage of House Bill No.



Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McDonald
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peters
Pooser
Poston
Ray



Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



E.
F.



April 16, 1945



So House Bill No. 123 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 143-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
and require the publication of the official minutes of both the
board of county commissioners and the board of public in-
instruction of Holmes County, Florida, and further providing
an appropriation therefore.
Was faken up.
Mr. Williams moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 143 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 143 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Williams moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 143 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 143 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
143 the result was:
Yeas-75.
Mr. Speaker Darby
Amos Davis
Andrews Delegal
Baker Elliott
Barber Ferran
Barnhill Floyd
Baskin Fuqua
Beasley Gilmore
Bedenbaugh Hardin
Bollinger Harrell
Burnsed Hendley
Burwell Hendry
Carlton Holland, B.
Carraway Holland, F.
Carswell Ingraham
Clement Jenkins
Cobb Jernigan
Collins Kelly
Curtis Lanier
Nays-None.



on the passage of House Bill No.



Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McDonald
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peters
Pooser
Poston
Ray



Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



E.
F.



So House Bill No. 143 passed, title as stated.
And the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 151-A bill to be entitled An Act.to authorize the
County of Putnam, State of Florida, to establish, maintain
and operate a County Nursing Home: to authorize the Board
of County Commissioners of said County to expend public
funds therefore: to authorize manner of operation and main-
tenance: to establish fees and charges for all citizens other
than charity cases: to lease the same: to employ the necessary
personnel for its operation: to levy tax for the establishment,
operation, maintenance and to issue and sell time warrants
for building or repairing the facilities of said County Nursing
Home: to ratify the Acts and proceedings of the Board of
County Commissioners in the establishment, maintenance and
operation of said County Nursing Home.
Was taken up.
Mr. Middleton moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 151 be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 151 was read a second time by its title.
Mr. Middleton moved that the rules be further waived and
that House Bill No. 151 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 151 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
151 the result was:
Yeas-75.
Mr. Speaker Bedenbaugh Cobb Floyd
Amos Bollinger Collins Fuqua
Andrews Burnsed Curtis Gilmore
Baker Burwell Darby Hardin
Barber Carlton Davis Harrell
Barnhill Carraway Delegal Hendley
Baskin Carswell Elliott Hendry
Beasley Clement Ferran Holland, B. E.



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