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JOURNAL .OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES






EXTRAORDINARY SESSION

1945



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












JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Saturday, June 2, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



At an extraordinary Session of the Florida Legislature, con-
vened by proclamation of His Excellency, Millard F. Caldwell,
Governor of Florida, under proclamation hereafter set out,
begun and held at the capitol in the City of Tallahassee in the
State of Florida.
SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1945
The proclamation of the Governor convening the Legisla-
ture in extraordinary session was read by Honorable Evans
Crary, Speaker at the Regular Session, as follows:

A PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR
WHEREAS, the Florida Legislature convened in regular ses-
sion on April 3, 1945, has adjourned sine die without having
re-apportioned the representation in the Legislature, as re-
quired by Section 3 of Article VII of the Constitution; AND,
WHEREAS, said Section 3 of Article VII requires that, upon
failure of the Legislature in regular session to re-apportion
the representation therein, the Governor shall call the Legis-
lature together in extraordinary session to consider the ques-
tion of re-apportionment;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, MILLARD F. CALDWELL, AS GOV-
ERNOR OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, in obedience to the
requirements of said Section 3 of Article VII of the Constitu-
tion, do hereby call the duly elected and qualified Senators
and Members of the House of Representatives of the Legis-
lature of the State of Florida together in extraordinary session
to be conveyed at twelve o'clock noon, on June 2nd, A. D. 1945,
to consider the question of re-apportionment of the represen-
tation in the Legislature, as mandatorily required by said Sec-
tion 3 of Article VII of the Constitution.
(SEAL)
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set
my hand as Governor and caused the Great Seal
of the State of Florida to be hereto affixed at
Tallahassee, Florida, the Capital, on this June 1,
A. D. 1945.
MILLARD F. CALDWELL,
Governor.
ATTEST: R. A. GRAY,
Secretary of State.
The House of Representatives was called to order at 12:00
o'clock Noon, Saturday, June 2, by Honorable Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names.
Yeas-74.



Mr. Speaker
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Carter
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins



Crews
Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Harris
Harrell
Holland, B. E.
Ingraham
Jernigan
Leedy
MacGowan



MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Midyette
Morgan
McAlpin
McDonald
McKenzie
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peters
Pooser
Ray
Roberts



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



Nays--None.
A quorum present.



Prayer was offered by the chaplain.
Pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Amos,
Barnhill, Baskin, Cook, Dowda, Hardin, Hendley, Hendry, Hol-
land, of Bay, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelly, Lambe, Lanier, McKen-
dree, Middleton, Murray, Peeples, Poston, and Rivers from at-
tendance upon the Session of the House for today.
The Speaker confirmed the appointment of Mrs. Lamar
Bledsoe as Chief Clerk for the 1945 Extraordinary Session of
the House of Representatives.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
House Resolution No. 1-X:
A Resolution providing for the rules of procedure and poli-
cies of the House of Representatives for the 1945 extraordi-
nary session of the Florida Legislature.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN EXTRAORDINARY
SESSION ASSEMBLED:
1. That the rules of procedure prevailing in the last 25 days
of the 1945 Regular Session of the Florida Legislature shall
govern this body until the Committee on Rules & Calendar
shall otherwise report and such report be adopted.
2. That the Speaker of the House of Representatives ap-
point a Chief Clerk, an Assistant Chief Clerk, Assistant Ser-
geant-at-Arms, a Reading Clerk, Doorkeepers and a Superin-
tendent of Stenographers.
3. That each member of the House of Representatives be al-
lowed to designate one competent attache for service at the
extraordinary session of the House of Representatives of 1945,
which attache so designated shall be enrolled as an employee of
the House from June 2, 1945.
4. 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.
5. That it is the sense of this House that the number of em-
ployees be kept as low as possible consistent with the efficient
performance of the clerical work of the House.
6. That the Speaker is hereby authorized to employ an ex-
perienced Indexing Clerk, to do the work outlined in Section
16.04, Florida Statutes 1941, and also one special assistant to as-
sist in such work as he may direct, which said clerks shall be
supervised by the Chief Clerk and shall receive the same com-
pensation and remuneration as the other clerks of the House.
7. 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.
8. That each member of this House be allowed to mail not
to exceed ten (10) daily copies of the Journal of this House.
9. That the Speaker be and he is hereby authorized and di-
rected to instruct the Legislative Expense Committee to procure
from time to time, during the 1945 Extraordinary Session of
this House, stamps for the use of the members of this House
in transacting official business.
10. That such stamps as each member may require be fur-
nished, providing 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 con-
stitutents upon matters of legislation, pending before the
House or contemplated by members of the House for intro-
duction.
11. That the Legislative Expense Committeee 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.



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12. 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 Sergeant-
at-Arms, such statutes, general and special, as may be re-
quested 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.
13. That the Speaker, the Chief Clerk, Sergeant-at-Arms
and other attaches of the House of Representatives be au-
thorized 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 1945 Regu-
lar Session, including the same access to copies of bills as
given at the 1945 Regular Session of the Legislature to Press
Representatives.
Which was read in full.
SMr. Simpson moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to and House Resolution No. 1-X was
adopted.
House Resolution No. 2-X:
A Resolution providing for the preparation, editing and
printing of the House records of the House of Representatives
of the Extraordinary Session of the 1945 Florida Legislature.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN EXTRAORDINARY
SESSION ASSEMBLED:
1. That the Chief Clerk of this House be instructed to pre-
pare, edit and print the House Records of the Extraordinary
Session 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. Simpson moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to and House Resolution No. 2-X was
adopted.
Mr. Simpson moved that all bills pertaining to redistricting
or to reapportionment shall be referred to the Committee of
the Whole House, and that said Committee of the Whole
House shall decide and act upon said bills by a majority vote.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Nilsson moved that proxies shall not be accepted in any
action taken by the Committee of the Whole House.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and that any
section or sections of any bill, pertaining to redistricting or to
reapportionment, may be amended as many times as the House
or any member thereof cares to amend said section or sections.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote and it was so or-
dered.
Mr. Beasley moved the Committee on Rules and Calendar
of the 1945 Regular Session shall also serve as the Committee
on Rules & Calendar for the 1945 Extraordinary Session.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Harris moved that the Committee on Legislative Ex-
pense of the 1945 Regular Session shall also serve as the Com-
mittee on Legislative Expense for the 1945 Extraordinary
Session.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Jernigan moved that the Committee on Personnel of
the 1945 Regular Session shall also serve as the Committee on
Personnel for the 1945 Extraordinary Session.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.



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Mr. Delegal moved that the Committee on Engrossed Bills
of the 1945 Regular Session shall also serve as the Commit-
tee on Engrossed Bills for the 1945 Extraordinary Session.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Delegal moved that the Committee on Enrolled Bills of
the 1945 Regular Session shall also serve as the Committee
on Enrolled Bills for the 1945 Extraordinary Session.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Simpson moved that a committee of three members of
the House of Representatives be appointed by the Speaker to
wait upon His Excellency, Honorable Millard F. Caldwell,
Governor of Florida, and notify him that the House of Repre-
sentatives for the Extraordinary Session was organized and
ready to transact business.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Simpson, Clement
and Burwell as such committee.
The committee retired and after a brief absence returned
and reported they had performed the duty assigned them,
and they were thereupon discharged.
Mr. Simpson moved that a committee of three members of
the House of Representatives be appointed by the Speaker to
wait upon the Senate and inform them that the House was
duly organized and ready to transact business.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Fuqua, Smith of
Seminole and Peters as such committee.
The committee retired and after a brief absence returned
and reported they had performed the duty assigned them, and
they were thereupon discharged.
A committee of three members of the Senate consisting of
Senators Boyle, Fraser of the 29th and Bryant appeared at
the Bar of the House of Representatives and reported that
the Senate was organized and was ready to transact business.
Mr. Hancock moved that the House do now proceed to the
order of Introduction of House Bills.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS
By Messrs. Bollinger of Palm Beach and Burwell of Brow-
ard-
H. B. No. 1-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion the
representatives of the State of Florida in the House of Repre-
sentatives of the State of Florida; imposing certain duties
upon the Governor of the State of Florida and the Commis-
sioner of Agriculture of the State of Florida in connection
therewith.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee of the Whole House.
By Messrs. Cobb of Orange and Burwell of Broward-
H. B. No. 2-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion the
representation of the State of Florida in the Senate of the
State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee of the Whole House.
Mr. Simpson moved that 1000 copies of each of the above
bills be mimeographed for distribution to the membership of
the House.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Hancock moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again at 12:45 P. M. Tuesday, June 5.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Wainwright offered a substitute motion that the House
do now adjourn to meet again at 1:00 P. M. Tuesday, June 5.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 1:02 P. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 1:00 P. M. Tuesday, June 5.












JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Tuesday, June 5, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 1:00 P. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered
to their names:



Mr. Speaker Darby
Amos Davis
Andrews Delegal
Ayers Elliott
Baker Floyd
Baskin Fuqua
Beasley Getzen
Bedenbaugh Gilmore
Bollinger Hancock
Bronson Harris
Burnsed Hardin
Burwell Harrell
Carlton Hendry
Carswell Holland, B. E.
Carter Holland, F. F.
Clark Ingraham
Clement Jenkins
Cobb Jernigan
Collins Johnson
Cook Lambe
Crews Lanier
Curtis Leedy
A quorum present.



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



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



Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
Pledge of allegiance tothe flag.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Fer-
ran, McMullen, Barnhill, Kelly, Dowda, Carraway, Hendley,
Barber, Peeples and Wainwright from attendance upon the
Session of the House for today.
Mr. Hancock moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again at 11:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Simpson offered a substitute motion that when the
House do adjourn it adjourn at 3:00 P. M. today.
A roll call was demanded.
SWhen the vote was taken on the substitute motion to
adjourn at 3:00 P. M. today, the result was:



Davis
Elliott
Fuqua
Harris
Hardin
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Ingraham
Johnson
Lanier
Leedy
MacWilliam
Melton

Carlton
Carswell
Carter
Clark



Middleton
Morgan
Murray
McKenzie
McDonald
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peters
Pooser
Roberts
Saunders
Sellar

Darby
Delegal
Floyd
Getzen



Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Stirling
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Taylor
Turner
Wotitzky
Yeomans




Gilmore
Hancock
Holland, F. F.
Jernigan



Lambe McAlpin Peavy Williams
MacGowan McKendree Poston Wilson
Mann Nesmith Rivers
Midyette Nilsson Smith, M. B.
The substitution motion was agreed to, and the hour of
adjournment for the House today was set at 3:00 P. M.
Mr. Hancock moved that the House do now proceed to the
order of Introduction of House Bills.
Which was agreed to.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS
By Messrs. Delegal and Gilmore of Suwannee and Hancock
and Peavy of Madison-
H. B. No. 3-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion the
representation in the House of Representatives of the Legis-
lature of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
committee of the whole House.
Mr. Collins moved that the House do now resolve itself into
a Committee of the Whole House for the purpose of consid-
eration of House Bills referred to that Committee.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
The Speaker appointed Mr. Simpson as Chairman of the
Committee of the Whole House.
Thereupon at the hour of 1:17 P. M. the House resolved
itself into a Committee of the Whole House, Mr. Simpson
presiding.
The Committee of the Whole House having arisen-
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 Curtis
Amos Darby
Andrews Davis
Ayers Delegal
Baker Elliott
Baskin Floyd
Beasley Fuqua
Bedenbaugh Getzen
Bollinger Gilmore
Bronson Hancock
Burnsed Harris
Burwell Hardin
Carlton Harrell
Carswell Hendry
Carter Holland, B. E.
Clark Holland, F. F.
Clement Ingraham
Cobb Jenkins
Collins Jernigan
Cook Johnson
Crews Lambe
A quorum present.



Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McKenzie
McDonald
McKendree
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
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
Taylor
Turner
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



A point of order was called that the time of adjournment
had arrived.
Thereupon at the hour of 3:05 P. M. the Speaker announced
that the House stood adjourned until 11:00 o'clock tomorrow
morning.



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Yeas-49.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Baker
Baskin
Beasley
Bronson
Burwell
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Crews
Nays-30.
Ayers
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed












JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Wednesday, June 6, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A. M.



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



called and the following members answered to



Crews
Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Hancock
Harris
Hardin
Harrell
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Lambe
Lanier



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



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



A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
Pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The Journal for Saturday, June 2, was corrected and as
rected, was approved.
The Journal for Tuesday, June 5, was corrected and as
rected, was approved.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Fer
Gilmore, Papy, Wainwright, Barnhill, Kelly, Dowda, Hen4
and Melton from attendance upon the Sessions of the Ho
for today.
Mr. Okell moved that the House do now resolve itself in
Committee of the Whole House for the purpose of consid
tion of House Bills referred to that Committee.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Hancock moved that the motion by Mr. Okell be
on the table.
A roll call was'demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Hancoci
lay the motion by Mr. Okell that the House do now res
itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the table,
result was:



Yeas-26.
Amos
Ayers
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Burnsed
Carraway
Nays-51.
Baker
Bollinger
Bronson
"Burwell
Carlton
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Crews



Carswell
Clark
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Floyd
Hancock


Curtis
Elliott
Fuqua
Getzen
Harris
Hardin
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Ingraham



Harrell
Jernigan
Lambe
MacGowan
Midyette
McKendree
Nesmith


Jenkins
Johnson
Lanier
Leedy
MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Morgan
Murray



Peavy
Pooser
Poston
Scales
Williams



McAlpin
McDonald
McMullen
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Peeples
Peters
Ray



cor-

cor-

ran,
dley
use

to a



Rivers Shepperd Stewart, E.L. Turner
Roberts Simpson Stewart, W. W Wotitzky
Saunders Smith, L. W. Stirling Yeomans
Sellar Smith, M. B. Taylor
The motion was not agreed to and the motion by Mr. Okell
was not laid on the table.
The question then recurred on the motion by Mr. Okell that
the House do now resolve itself into a Committee of the whole
House for the purpose of consideration of House Bills referred
to that Committee.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Okell that
the House do now resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole
House, the result was:



Yeas-53.
Baker
Barber
Bollinger
Bronson
Burwell
Carlton
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Curtis
Elliott
Fuqua
Getzen
Nays-27.
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Burnsed



Hardin
Harris
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Johnson
Lanier
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Morgan



Carraway
Carswell
Carter
Clark
Darby
Delegal
Floyd



Murray
McDonald
McMullen
Nilsson'
Oelkers
Okell
Peeples
Peters
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Sellar
Shepperd


Hancock
Harrell
Jernigan
Lambe
Midyette
McAlpin
McKendree



Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans




Nesmith
Peavy
Pooser
Poston
Scales
Williams



era- The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 12:41 P. M. the House resolved
itself into a Committee of the Whole House, Mr. Simpson pre-
laid siding.
The Committee of the Whole House having arisen-
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 3:52 P. M.
k to The roll was called and the following members answered to
olve their names:
the Mr. Speaker Crews Leedy Ray
Amos Curtis MacGowan Rivers
Andrews Darby MacWilliam Roberts
Ayers Davis Mann Saunders
Baker Delegal Middleton Scales
Barber Elliott Midyette Sellar
Baskin Floyd Morgan Shepperd
Beasley Fuqua Murray Simpson
Bedenbaugh Getzen McAlpin Smith, L. W.
Bollinger Hancock McDonald Smith, M. B.
Bronson Harris McKendree Stirling
Burnsed Hardin McKenzie Stewart, E. L.
Burwell Harrell McMullen Stewart, W. W.
Carlton Hendry Nesmith Taylor
Carraway Holland, B. E. Nilsson Turner
Carswell Holland, F.F. Oelkers Walker
Carter Ingraham Okell Williams
Clark Jenkins Peavy Wilson
Clement Jernigan Peeples Wotitzky
Cobb Johnson Peters Yeomans
Collins Lambe Pooser
Cook Lanier Poston

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June 6, 1945



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



A quorum present.
Mr. Harris moved that the House do now adjourn until 10:00
o'clock tomorrow morning.
Pending consideration thereof.
Mr. Okell moved that the time of adjournment be extended
until after final roll call on House Bill No. 2-X and after the
order of Introduction of House Concurrent Resolutions.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Okell to
extend the time of adjournment until after the final roll call
on House Bill No. 2-X and after the order of Introduction of
House Concurrent Resolutions, the result was:



Cook
Curtis
Darby
Elliott
Floyd
Fuqua
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Johnson
Lanier


Holland, F. F.
Jernigan
MacGowan
McAlpin



MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Morgan
Murray
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
McMullen
Nilsson
Okell
Peavy
Peeples
Peters
Pooser


Nesmith
Poston
Scales
Turner



Ray
Rivers
Saunders
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Williams
Wilson



The motion was agreed to and the time of adjournment
was ordered extended until after the final roll call on House
Bill No. 2-X and after the order of Introduction of House Con-
current Resolutions.
Mr. Simpson, Chairman of the Committee of the Whole
House, reported that the Committee had carefully considered
House Bill No. 2-X and recommends that it do pass, with
amendments.
Mr. Jernigan moved that the House do now adjourn.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Jernigan
that the House do now adjourn, the result was:



Yeas-16.
Amos Darby
Andrews Delegal
Carswell Floyd
Clark Harrell
Nays-55.
Ayers Fuqua
Baker Getzen
Baskin Hancock
Bollinger Hardin
Bronson Hendry
Burwell Holland, B. E.
Carter Holland, F. F.
Carlton Ingraham
Clement Jenkins
Cobb Johnson
Collins Lanier
Cook MacWilliam
Curtis Mann
Elliott Middleton
The motion that the House
tion.



Harris
Jernigan
Lambe
MacGowan



Nesmith
Peavy
Pooser
Scales



Morgan Roberts
Murray Sellar
McAlpin Shepperd
McDonald Simpson
McKendree Smith, L. W.
McKenzie Smith, M. B.
McMullen Stewart, E. L.
Nilsson Stewart, W. W.
Oelkers Stirling
Okell Taylor
Peeples Wilson
Peters Wotitzky
Ray Yeomans
Rivers
do now adjourn failed of adop-



CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS
H. B. No. 2-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion the
representation of the State of Florida in the Senate of the
State of Florida.
Was taken up.
Mr. Carlton moved that the rules be waived and House Bill



No. 2-X be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 2-X was read a second time by its title.
Amendment No. 1:
The Committee of The Whole House offered the following
amendment to House Bill No. 2-X.
In Section 2, lines 9 and 10, of the section, strike out the
words "Washington County", and in Section 2, the line be-
ginning Twenty-fifth District; strike out the period and add
"and Washington County."
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of the amendment.
Pending consideration thereof.



Mr. Holland of Bay moved
the table.
A roll call was demanded.
Yeas-3.



that the amendment be laid on



Yeas-59.
Amos
Ayers
Baker
Baskin
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Nays-14.
Carter
Clark
Delegal
Harris



Yeas-46.
Baker
Bollinger
Bronson
Burwell



Carlton
Clement
Cobb
Collins



Cook
Curtis
Elliott
Fuqua



Hardin
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Ingraham



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Holland, F. F. Peavy Poston
Nays-63.
Andrews Curtis MacWilliam Ray
Ayers Darby Mann Roberts
Baker Davis Middleton Saunders
Barber Delegal Midyette Sellar
Baskin Elliott Morgan Shepperd
Bollinger Fuqua Murray Smith, L. W.
Bronson Getzen McAlpin Smith, M. B.
Burnsed Hancock McDonald Stewart, E. L.
Burwell Hardin McKenzie Stewart, W. W.
Carlton Hendry McMullen Stirling
Carraway Holland, B. E. Nilsson Taylor
Carter Ingraham Oelkers Turner
Clement Jenkins Okell Williams
Cobb Johnson Peeples Wilson
Collins Lanier Peters Wotitzky
Cook MacGowan Pooser
The motion was not agreed to and Amendment No. 1 to
Housq Bill No. 2-X was not laid on the table.
The question then recurred on the motion by Mr. Clement
to adopt Amendment No. 1 to House Bill No. 2-X.
Which was agreed to and Amendment No. 1 was adopted.
Amendment No. 2:
The Committee of the Whole House offered the following
amendment to House Bill No. 2-X.
In Section 2, line beginning Twelfth District-Take Okee-
chobee County out of the twelfth district and add same to the
twenty-seventh district.
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to, and Amendment No. 2 was adopted.
Mr. Clement moved the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 2-X, 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. 2-X, as amended, was read the third
time in full.
Pending roll call on the passage of the bill.
Mr. Harris moved that House Bill No. 2-X, as amended, be
recommitted to the Committee of the Whole House for the
purpose of further consideration.
Pending consideration thereof.
Mr. Collins moved that the motion by Mr. Harris be laid
on the table.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Collins to
lay on the table the motion by Mr. Harris to recommit House
Bill No.-2-X to the Committee of the Whole House, the result
was:











JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



June 6, 1945



McDonald
McMullen
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Peeples
Pooser
Ray


Carter
Clark
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Floyd
Getzen
Hancock
Harrell



Rivers
Roberts
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.


Harris
Holland, F. F.
Jernigan
Lambe
MacGowan
Midyette
McAlpin
McKendree
McKenzie



Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wotitzky
Yeomans




Nesmith
Peavy
Poston
Scales
Williams
Wilson



The motion was agreed to and the motion to recommit House
Bill No. 2-X to the Committee of the Whole House was laid on
the table.
The question then recurred on the final passage of House
Bill No. 2-X, as amended.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Okell moved that House Bill No. 2-X, as amended, be in-
definitely postponed, and called for the 'yeas' and nayss'.
The motion to indefinitely postpone having been made after
third reading of the bill and the 'yeas' and nayss' having been
called for, the Speaker put the question on the final passage
of House Bill No. 2-X, as amended. (Rule No. 50.)



When the vote was taken on the passage
2-X, as amended, the result was:



Elliott
Fuqua
Getzen
Hardin
Harris
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Lanier
McWilliams
Mann
Middleton


Clark
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Floyd
Hancock
Harrell
Holland, F. F.



Morgan
Murray
McDonald
McMullen
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Peeples
Peters
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders


Jernigan
Johnson
Lambe
MacGowan
Midyette
McAlpin
McKendree
McKenzie



of House Bill No.



Sellar
Shepperd
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Nesmith
Peavy
Pooser
Poston
Scales
Simpson
Williams
SWilson



So House Bill No. 2-X passed, as amended.



Jenkins
Johnson
Lanier
MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Morgan
Murray
Nays-33.
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Barber
Baskin
Bedenbaugh
Burnsed
Carraway
Carswell



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Mr. Okell moved that the House do now reconsider the vote
by which House Bill No. 2-X, as amended, passed.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. McMullen moved that the motion to reconsider be laid
on the table.
Which was agreed to and the motion to reconsider was laid
on the table.
Huose Bill No. 2-X, as amended, was then referred to the
Committee on Engrossed Bills, after which the bill, as en-
grossed, was ordered certified to the Senate.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote 'yes' on House Bill No. 2-X because, while I am en-
tirely satisfied that Clay County remain with Baker County in
the 29th District, I feel that we must obey the constitutional
mandate to reapportion and in so doing some changes will
have to be made. If Clay County must be separated from Bak-
er County I know of no other counties I would rather join to
form another Senatorial District than Bradford and Union.
THOMAS J. RIVERS of Clay.
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.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Simpson of Jefferson, Darby of Escambia, Cobb
of Orange, Burwell of Broward and Floyd of Franklin-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 1-X:
A Resolution declaring the House and Senate to be in in-
formal recess without pay until Monday at 2:00 P. M., June
25, anno domini, 1945, and providing for the appointment of
a committee to be composed of certain members of the Senate
and certain members of the House of Representatives.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CON-
CURRING:
Section 1. That the Legislature of the State of Florida do
informally recess, without pay, on adoption of this resolution,
and do remain in informal recess until Monday at 2:00 P. M.,
June 25, Anno Domini, 1945.
Section 2. That the President of the Senate and the Speaker
of the House of Representatives do appoint a Committee from
the members of the Senate and the members of the House of
Representatives respectively for the purpose of conferring upon
a suitable plan of reapportionment of the Legislature.
Which was read the first time in full and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
Mr. Jenkins moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again at 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 4:52 P. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 11:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.



Yeas-50.
Mr. Speaker
Ayers
Baker
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burwell
Carlton
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Curtis
Nays-32.
Amos
Andrews
Barber
Baskin
Burnsed
Carraway
Carswell
Carter











JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Thursday, June 7, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A. M.



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



called and the following members answered to



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



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



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



A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
Pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The Journal for Wednesday, June 6, was corrected and as
corrected, was approved.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Barn-
hill, Carswell, Dowda, Beasley, Ferran, Melton, Hendley, Nils-
son and Papy from attendance upon the Session of the House
for today.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ENGROSSED BILLS
Mr. Peavy, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills,
submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, June 7, 1945.
Hon. 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. 2-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion the
representation of the State of Florida in the Senate of the
State of Florida.
Has carefully examined, and finds same correctly engrossed.
Very respectfully,
OTIS R. PEAVY,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No. 2-X, contained in the above report, was
ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Hancock moved that the House do now proceed to the
order of consideration of House Concurrent Resolutions.
Which was agreed to.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTIONS
House Concurrent Resolution No. 1-X:
A Resolution declaring the House and Senate to be in in-
formal recess without pay until Monday at 2:00 P. M., June
25, anno domini, 1945, and providing for the appointment of
a committee to be composed of certain members of the Senate



and certain members of the House of Representatives.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CON-
CURRING:
Section 1. That the Legislature of the State of Florida do
informally recess, without pay, on adoption of this resolution,
and do remain in informal recess until Monday at 2:00 P. M.,
June 25,'Anno Domini, 1945.
Section 2. That the President of the Senate and the Speaker
of the House of Representatives do appoint a Committee from
the members of the Senate and the members of the House of
Representatives respectively for the purpose of conferring upon
a suitable plan of reapportionment of the Legislature.
Which had been read the first time in full.
Was taken up.
Amendment No. 1:
Mr. Hancock of Madison offered the following amendment
to House Concurrent Resolution No. 1-X:
In Section 1, line 2, of the section, strike out the words
"without pay".
Mr. Hancock moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to, and Amendment No. 1 was adopted.
Amendment No. 2:
Mr. Hancock of Madison offered the following amendment
to House Concurrent Resolution No. 1-X:
In Title, line 2, of the title,.strike out the words "without
pay".
Mr. Hancock moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to, and Amendment No. 2 was adopted.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
Explanation of vote on amendment to House Resolution
No. 1, providing that legislators be paid for their services
during recess.
The little group of wilful millionaire house members, having
blithely swallowed an ungreased but highly camouflaged ele-
phant during the regular session, are now hyprocritically
straining at the wee red bug of legislative expense. Solons
who unhesitatingly voted millions from the taxpayers pocket
in the form of new boards, commissions, bureaus, etc., as well
as greatly increased salaries and pensions for every state and
county employee, now have the unmitigated gall to mention
the word 'economy' in connection with a $200,000 item of pay
for their hard-working colleagues.
Possibly this bunch of conscientious objectors have a guilty
conscience and do not feel that they deserve THEIR legis-
lative remuneration, but I have been assured by MY constitu-
ents that THEY are highly pleased with MY services and in-
sist that I be amply rewarded for same, and I hereby heartily
concur in their able opinions by supporting this amendment.
W. POOSER,
Representative,
Jackson County.
Mr. Okell moved that the rules be waived and that any sec-
tion or sections of any bill or resolution introduced in the Ex-
traordinary Session of the House of Representatives may be
amended as.many times as the House or any member thereof
cares to amend said section or sections.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote and it was so or-
dered.
Amendment No. 3:
Mr. Sheppard of St. Johns offered the following amendment
to House Concurrent Resolution No. 1-X:



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



June 7, 1945



In Section 1, of the bill, strike out all of Section one, and in-
sert the following in lieu thereof: "Section 1. That the Legis-
lature of the State of Florida do informally recess, on adop-
tion of this resolution, and do remain in informal recess until
Monday at 2:00 P. M., June 18, Anno Domini, 1945."
Mr. Shepperd moved the adoption of the amendment.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Shepperd to
adopt Amendment No. 3 to House Concurrent Resolution No.
1-X, the result was:
Yeas-25.
Baker Harrell McDonald Smith, M. B.
Bollinger Holland, B. E. McKenzie Stirling
Burwell MacGowan McMullen Turner
Carlton MacWilliam Oelkers Williams
Cobb Mann Okell
Elliott Murray Rivers
Getzen McAlpin Shepperd



Darby
Davis
Delegal
Floyd
Fuqua
Hancock
Hardin
Harris
Hendry
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jernigan
Johnson



Kelly
Lambe
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
McKendree
Nesmith
Peavy
Peters
Pooser
Poston
Ray
Roberts



Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Stewart, W. W.
Taylor
Walker
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



The motion was not agreed to and Amendment No. 3 to
House Concurrent Resolution No. 1-X was not adopted.
Amendment No. 4:
Mr. Smith of Polk offered the following amendment to House
Concurrent Resolution No. 1-X:
In Section 1, of the bill, strike the words "June 25", and in-
sert the following in lieu thereof: "October 22".
Mr. Smith of Polk moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was not agreed to, and Amendment No. 4 was not
adopted.
Amendment No. 5:
SMr. Collins of Sarasota offered the following amendment to
Hous6 Concurrent Resolution No. 1-X:
Strike out the resolving clause.
Mr. Collins moved the adoption of the amendment.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Collins to
adopt Amendment No. 5, striking out the resolving clause, tp
House Concurrent Resolution No. 1-X, the result was:



Elliott
Fuqua
Getzen
Harris
Holland, B. E.
Johnson
MacGowan
MacWilIiam
Mann
Muiray


Cobb
Cook
Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Floyd



McDonald
McKenzie
McMullen
Oelkers
Okell
Peeples
Peters
Ray
Rivers
Shepperd


Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Hendry
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins



Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Williams
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Jernigan
Kelly
Lambe
Lanier
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan



McAlpin
McKendree
Nesmith
Peavy



Pooser
Poston
Roberts
Saunders



Scales
Sellar
Simpson
Stewart, W. W.



Wainwright
Walker
Wilson



The motion was not agreed to and Amendment No. 5, strik-
ing the resolving clause, to House Concurrent Resolution No.
1-X was not adopted.

Mr. Hancock moved that the rules be waived and that House
Concurrent Resolution No. 1-X be read a second time in full,
as amended.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 1-X was read a sec-
ond time in full, as amended.
Mr. Hancock moved the adoption of the concurrent resolu-
tion.

A roll call was demanded-

When the vote was taken on the adoption of House Con-
current Resolution No. 1-X, as amended, the result was:

Yeas-27.



Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Barber
Bedenbaugh
Carraway
Cook

Nays-52.

Baker
Baskin
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carter
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Crews



Darby
Delegal
Floyd
Hancock
Ingraham
Jernigan
Johnson



Curtis
Davis
Elliott
Fuqua
Getzen
Harrell
Harris
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Jenkins
Kelly
Lanier
MacGowan



Lambe
Midyette
Morgan
McKendree
Nesmith
Peavy
Pooser



MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Murray
McDonald
McKenzie
McMullen
Oelkers
Okell
Peeples
Peters
Ray
Rivers



Poston
Scales
Sellar
Simpson
Williams
Wilson



Roberts-
Saunders
Shepperd
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner.
Wainwright
Wotitzky
Yeomans



The motion was not agreed to and House Concurrent Reso-
lution No. 1-X, as amended, was not adopted.

Mr. Carraway moved that the rules be waived and that the
Committee on Legislative Expense be authorized to discontinue
the mailing of the Journal of the House of Representatives
and that a maximum limit of 300 daily copies of said Journal
be printed.

Pending consideration thereof-

Mr. Simpson offered a substitute motion that the rules be
waived and that the Committee on Legislative Expense be au-
thorized to mail, at the request of any member, not more than
10 copies daily of the Journal of the House of Representatives
for said member, and that the Committee on Legislative Ex-
pense be authorized to limit the number of daily copies of
said Journal printed to that number which the Committee
deems necessary for such mailing and for distribution in the
House of Representatives.

Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote and it was so or-
dered.

Mr. Hancock moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again at 12:30 P. M. on Monday.

Which was agreed to.

Thereupon at the hour of 12:34 P. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 12:30 o'clock P. M. Monday, June 11,



1340



Nays-50.
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Barber
Baskin
Bronson
Carraway
Burnsed
Carter
Collins
Cook
Crews
Curtis



Yeas-39.
Baker
Baskin
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burwell
Carlton
Carter
Clement
Collins
Crews
Nays-43.
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Barber
Burnsed
Carraway
Clark










JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Monday, June 11, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 12:30 P. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker Collins Jernigan Poston
Amos Crews Johnson Ray
Andrews Darby Lambe Rivers
Ayers Davis Lanier Roberts
Baker Delegal MacGowan Saunders
Barber Elliott MacWilliam Scales
Baskin Ferran Mann Sellar
Beasley Floyd Middleton Shepperd
Bedenbaugh Fuqua Midyette Simpson
Bollinger Getzen Murray Smith, M. B.
Burnsed Hancock McAlpin Stewart, E. L.
Burwell Hardin McDonald Stewart, W. W.
Carlton Harrell McKendree Stirling
Carraway Harris Nesmith Turner
Carswell Hendry Nilsson Wainwright
Carter Holland, B. E. Okell Williams
Clark Holland, F. F. Peavy Wilson
Clement Ingraham Peters Wotitzky
Cobb Jenkins Pooser Yeomans
A quorum present.



.Prayer was offered by the chaplain.
Pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The Journal for Thursday, June 7,
corrected, was approved.



was corrected and as



The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Barn-
hill, Bronson, Cook, Curtis, Dowda, Gilmore, Hendley, Kelly,
Leedy, Melton, Morgan, McKenzie, McMullen, Oelkers, Papy,
Peeples, Smith of Polk, Taylor and Walker from attendance
upon the Session of the House for today.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS
By Mr. Mann, of Seniinole-
H. B. No. 4-X-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for
division of the State into State Senatorial Districts, defining
such Districts, providing for representation therefrom in the
State Senate and repealing all laws and parts of laws in con-
flict with this Act.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee of the Whole House.
Mr. Nilsson moved that the House do now stand in informal
recess until such time as the Legal Sub-Committee of the
Committee of the Whole House is prepared to make a report
on the propriety of introduction of a House Joint Resolu-
tion declaring an emergency.
Pending consideration thereof.
Mr. Hancock offered a substitute motion that the House do
now stand in informal recess until 2:00 o'clock this afternoon.
Pending consideration thereof.
Mr. Darby moved that the substitute motion by Mr. Han-
cock be laid on the table.
Which was agreed to and the substitute motion by Mr. Han-
cock was laid on the table.
The question thefl recurred on the motion by Mr. Nilsson
that the House do now stand in informal recess until such
time as. the Legal Sub-Committee of the Committee of the
Whole House is prepared to make a report on the propriety
of introduction of a House Joint Resolution declaring an
emergency.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 12:36 P. M. the House stood in
informal recess.



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 12:47 P. M.
Mr. Harris, Chairman of the Legal Sub-Committee of the
Committee of the Whole House, reported that in their opinion
a House Joint Resolution could not be introduced at this time.
The Speaker so ruled.
Mr. MacGowan moved that the rules be waived and the
House do now revert to the order of Introduction of House
Bills.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS
By Messrs. MacGowan of Gadsden, Shepperd of St. Johns
and Harris of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 5-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion the
representation of the State of Florida in the Senate of the
State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee of the Whole House.
Mr. Hancock moved that the House do now resolve itself
into a Committee of the Whole House.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 12:53 P. M. the House resolved
itself into a Committee of the Whole House.
The Committee of the Whole House having arisen-
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 1:03 P. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:



Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Carter
Clark
Clement



Cobb
Collins
Crews
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Floyd
Getzen
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan



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



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



A quorum present.
Miss Baker moved that the rules be waived and the House
do now revert to the Introduction of House Bills.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS
By Miss Baker of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 6-X-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tions 10.01 and 10.03, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to divi-
sion of State into Senatorial Districts and apportionment of
House of Representatives, by providing for reapportionment
in the Senate and House of Representatives.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee of the Whole House.
Mr. Clement moved that 250 copies of House Bill No. 6-X
be mimeographed for distribution to the membership of the
House.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.



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Mr. Hancock moved that the House do now recess until
Thursday, June 14, at 1:00 o'clock P. M.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Hancock
that the House do now recess until Thursday at 1:00 P. M. the
result was:
Yeas-21.



Carter
Floyd
Hancock
Harrell
Holland, F. F.
Jernigan

Carlton
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins



Johnson
McAlpin
McKendree
Nesmith
Nilsson
Peavy

Crews
Davis
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua



Pooser
Poston
Wilson




Getzen
Hardin
Harris
Hendry
Holland, B. E.



June 11, 1945



Ingraham Middleton Rivers Stewart, W.W.
Jenkins Midyette Roberts Stirling
Lambe Murray Saunders Turner
Lanier McDonald Sellar Wainwright
MacGowan Okell Shepperd Williams
MacWilliam Peters Smith, M. B. Wotitzky
Mann Ray Stewart, E.L. Yeomans
The motion was not agreed to.
Mr. Okell moved that the House do now adjourn until 11:00
A. M. tomorrow.
Pending consideration thereof.
Mr. Delegal moved that the House do now adjourn until
1:00 o'clock P. M. Wednesday.
Which was not agreed to.
The question then recurred on the motion by Mr. Okell
that the House do now adjourn until 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 1:18 P. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 11:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.



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Amos
Ayers
Baskin
Bedenbaugh
Carraway
Carswell
Nays-48.
Andrews
Baker
Bollinger
Burnsed
Burwell



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Tuesday, June 12, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION,



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:



Mr. Speaker
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carter
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Crews
Curtis
A quorum



Darby
"Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendry
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Lanier
MacGowan
present.



MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
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
Wainwright
Williams
* Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
Pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The Journal for Monday, June 11, was corrected and as cor-
rected, was approved.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Amos,
Barber, Barnhill, Bronson, Carswell, Cook, Dowda, Floyd, Gil-
more, Hendley, Holland of Bay, Kelly, Lambe, Leedy, Melton,
Morgan, McMullen, Peeples, Taylor, and Walker from attend-
ance upon the Session of the House for today.
Mr. Simpson moved that the Speaker be authorized to ap-
point a committee from the House and that the President of
the Senate be requested to appoint a like committee from the
Senate to discuss the problem of re-apportionment.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Fuqua moved that the House do now proceed to the
order of Introduction of House Bills.
Which was agreed to.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS
By Messrs. Fuqua of Manatee and Roberts of Brevard-
H. B. No. 7-X-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 10.03, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to apportionment
of members of the House of Representatives of the Legislature
by making such apportionment according to the State Census
of 1945.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee of the Whole House.
Mr. Baskin 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.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Baskin of Marion-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 2-X:
A Concurrent Resolution Declaring that an Emergency Ex-
ists Requiring an Early Decision by the Electors of the State
Relating to the Re-Division of the State into Senatorial Dis-
tricts.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
Section 1. That an emergency exists relating to a re-division
of the State into State Senatorial Districts and such emergency
requires an early decision by the electors of the State.



Section 2. That a proposed amendment to the Constitution
of Florida be agreed to by a three-fourths vote of all the mem-
bers elected to each House of the Legislature, increasing the
number of State Senatorial Districts to forty-two (42) and that
such proposed amendment be submitted to the electors of the
State for approval or rejection at a special election to be.held
not less than ninety (90) nor more than one hundred eighty
(180) days after adjournment.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee of the Whole House.
Mr. Peters moved that the House do now resolve itself into
a Committee of the Whole House for the purpose of consider-
ation of House Bills referred to that Committee.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 11:14 A. M. the House resolved
itself into a Committee of the Whole House, Mr. Simpson,
Chairman, presiding.
The Committee of the Whole House having arisen-
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:35 A. M.



The roll was
their names:
Mr. Speaker
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carter
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Crews
Curtis



called and the following members answered to



Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Lanier



MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
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
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



A quorum present.
Mr. Simpson, Chairman of the Committee of the Whole
House, reported that the Committee had carefully considered
House Bill No. 7-X and recommends that it do pass, with
amendments.
And House Bill No. 7-X, together with Committee Amend-
ments thereto, was ordered placed on the Calendar.
Mr. Fuqua moved that the House do now take up and con-
sider House Bill No. 7-X.
Which was agreed to, and-
H. B. No. 7-X-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 10.03, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to apportionment
of members of the House of Representatives of the Legisla-
ture by making such apportionment according to the State
Census of 1945.
Was taken up.
Mr. Fuqua moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 7-X be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote.
And House Bill No. 7-X was read a second time by its title.
Amendment No. 1:
The Committee of the Whole House offered the following
amendment to House Bill No. 7-X:
In Section 4, strike out all of Section 4 and insert the fol-
lowing in lieu thereof: Section 4. This Act shall take effect
November 6th; A. D. 1946.

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June 12, 1945



Mr. Carlton moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to, and Amendment No. 1 was adopted.
Amendment No. 2:
The Committee of the Whole HoUse offered the following
amendment to House Bill No. 7-X:
In the Title of the Bill, at the end of the title change period
to a comma and add the following: "and fixing the effective
date thereof."
Mr. Delegal moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to, and Amendment No. 2 was adopted.
Mr. Fuqua moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 7-X, as amended, be read a third time in full
and placed upon its passage.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Fuqua to
waive the rules and read House Bill No. 7-X a third time in
full and place it upon its passage, the result was:
Yeas-43.
Mr. Speaker Fuqua Mann Saunders
Baker Getzen Murray Sellar
Beasley Harris McDonald Shepperd
Burwell Hardin Nesmith Smith, L. W.
Carlton Hendry Nilsson Smith, M. B.
Carter Holland, B. E. Oelkers Stewart, E. L.
Clement Ingraham Okell Stewart, W. W.
Cobb Jenkins Papy Stirling
Collins Johnson Peters Turner
Crews Lanier Ray Wotitzky
Ferran MacWilliam Roberts
Nays-28.
Andrews Darby MacGowan Poston
Ayers Davis Middleton Rivers
Baskin Delegal McAlpin Scales
Bollinger Elliott McKendree Wainwright
Burnsed Hancock McKenzie Williams
Clark Harrell Peavy Wilson
Curtis Jernigan Pooser Yeomans
The motion was not agreed to by two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 7-X was not read a third time in full.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and that 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.
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following Message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, June 12, 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 failed to pass:
H. B. No. 2-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion the
representation of the State of Florida in the Senate of the
State of Florida.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.
Mr. Hancock moved that the House do now recess until
Thursday, June 14, at 1:00 P. M.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Scales offered a substitute motion that the House do
now adjourn to meet again on Friday, June 15, at 11:45 A. M.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the substitute motion that the
House adjourn to meet again on Friday, June 15, at 11:45
A. M., the result was:
Yeas-29.
Andrews Carter Hancock Jernigan
Ayers Darby Harrell Johnson
Baskin Delegal Holland, B. E. Middleton
Burnsed Getzen Holland, F, F, McAlpn



McKendree
McDonald
Nesmith
Nilsson
Nays-44.
Mr. Speaker
Baker
Beasley
Bollinger
Burwell
Carlton
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Crews



Peavy
Pooser
Poston
Saunders

Curtis
Davis
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Hardin
Harris
Hendry
Ingraham
Jenkins
Lanier "



Scales
Simpson
Stewart, W. W.
Wainwright

MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
McKenzie
Murray
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peters
Ray
Rivers



Williams




Roberts
Sellar
Shepperd
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stirling
Turner
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



The motion was not agreed to.
The question then recurred on the motion by Mr. Hancock
that the House do now recess until Thursday, June 14, at 1:00
P. M.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Hancock
that the House do now recess until Thursday, June 14, at 1:00
P. M., the result was:
Yeas-36.



Andrews
Ayers
Baskin
Bedenbaugh
Burnsed
Carraway
Carter
Collins
Darby
Nays-39.
Mr. Speaker
Baker
Beasley
Bollinger
Burwell
Carlton
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Crews



belegal
Getzen
Hancock
Harrell
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jernigan

Curtis
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Hardin
Harris
Jenkins
Lanier
MacGowan
MacWilliam



Johnson
Middleton
Midyette
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
Nesmith
Nilsson
Peavy

Mann
Murray
McKenzie
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peters
Ray
Roberts
Saunders



Pooser
Poston
Rivers
Scales
Simpson
Stewart, W. W.
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson

Sellar
Shepperd
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stirling
Turner
Wotitzky
Yeomans



The motion was not agreed to.
Mr. Okell moved that the House do now adjournto meet
again at 1:00 P. M. tomorrow.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Okell that
the House do now adjourn to meet again at 1:00 P. M. tomor-
row, the result was:



Yeas-54.
Baker
Baskin
Bollinger
Burnsed
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Crews
Curtis
Darby
Delegal
Elliott
Nays-17.
Andrews
Beasley
Burwell
Carter
Clark



Ferran
Getzen
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jernigan
Johnson
Lanier
Mann
Middleton

Davis
Fuqua -
Jenkins
MacGowan



Midyette
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peters
Pooser
Poston
Rivers
Roberts

MacWilliam
McKenzie
Nesmith
Nilsson



The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 12:03 P. M. the
turnedd until 1:00 P. M. tomorrow.



Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Turner
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Yeomans



Ray
Scales
Stirling
Wotitzky


House stood ad-



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Wednesday, June 13, 1945


"EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 1:00 P. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker Curtis Lanier Rivers
Amos Darby MacGowan Roberts
Andrews Davis MacWilliam Scales
Ayers Delegal Mann Sellar
Baker Elliott Middleton Shepperd
Barber Ferran Midyette Simpson
Baskin Fuqua Murray Smith, L. W.
Beasley Getzen McAlpin: Smith, M.'B.
Bedenbaugh Hancock McDonald Stewart, E. L.
Bollinger Hardin McKenzie Stewart, W. W.
Burnsed Harrell Nesmith Stirling
Burwell Harris Nilsson Turner
Carlton Holland, B. E. Oelkers Wainwright
Carraway Holland, F.F. Okell Williams
Carter Ingraham Papy Wilson
Clark Jenkins Peavy Wotitzky
Clement Jernigan Peters Yeomans
Cobb Johnson Pooser
Collins Kelly Poston
Crews Lambe Ray
A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
Pledge of allegiance to the flag. -
The Journal for Tuesday, June 12, was corrected and as
corrected, was approved.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Barn-
hill, Bronson, Carswell, Cook, Dowda, Floyd, Gilmore, Hend-
ley, Hendry, Leedy, Melton, Morgan, McKendree, McMullen,
Peeples, Saunders, Taylor and Walker from attendance upon
the Session of the House for today.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTIONS,
By Messrs. Shepperd of St. Johns, Ferran of Lake and Hol-
land of Hillsborough-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 3-X:
A Resolution to Invite the Honorable Millard F. Caldwell,
Governor of the State of Florida, to Address a Joint Session
of the Florida Legislature.
WHEREAS, it now appears that both houses of this extra-
ordinary session of the Legislature are deadlocked and with-
out a plan for apportionment that will meet with the approval
of the necessary majority of the House of Representatives and
the Senate, and
WHEREAS, the cost of this Legislature is mounting daily
to exhorbitant proportions, to the great concern of both
houses, and the taxpayers of this state, and
WHEREAS, it is urgently necessary for the members of
both houses to return to their respective homes and busi-
nesses, and
WHEREAS, the present stalemate, the exhaustion ensuing
from the regular session and the division of opinion amongst
the legislators is not conducive to an expedient solution to the
problem, and
WHEREAS, The Governor of the State of Florida, the Hon-
rable Millard F. Caldwell, is. a man of wide experience and
recognized ability in governmental affairs and one who has
vast legislative knowledge and one who, if invited, would likely
be able to make valuable suggestions for reapportionment,
Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES; THE SENATE CONCURRING,
That the Honorable Millard F. Caldwell, Governor of the
State of Florida, be and he is hereby invited to address a
joint session of the Legislature on the 14th day of June at



an hour convenient to his Excellency.
That a Committee from the House and from the Senate
be named to make arrangements to carry out the provisions
of this Resolution, and that a copy of this Resolution be given
to Governor Caldwell.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee of the Whole House.
HOUSE BILLS PENDING THIRD READING
H. B. No. 7-X-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 10.03, Florida Statutes, .1941, relating to apportionment
of members of the House of Representatives of the Legislature
by making such apportionment according to the State Census
of 1945.
Was taken up, as amended, which amendments read as
follows:
Amendment No. 1:
In Section 4, strike out all of Section 4 and insert the fol-
lowing in lieu thereof: "Section 4. This Act shall take effect
November 6th, A. D. 1946."
Amendment No. 2:
In the Title of the Bill, at the end of the title change period
to a comma and add the following: "and fixing the effective
date thereof."
Mr. Carlton moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 7-X be placed back on second reading, as amended.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote.
House Bill No. 7-X was placed back on second reading, as
amended.
Mr. Carlton moved that the House do now reconsider the
vote by which Amendment No. 2 to House Bill No. 7-X was
adopted.
Which was agreed to and the vote was reconsidered.
Mr. Carlton asked unanimous consent of the House to
withdraw Amendment No. 2.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. Carlton moved that the House do now reconsider the
vote by which Amendment No. 1 to House Bill No. 7-X was
adopted.
Which was agreed to and the vote was reconsidered.
Mr. Carlton asked unanimous consent of the House to with-
draw Amendment No. 1 from further consideration.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Amendment No. 1:
Mr. Murray of Polk offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 7-X:
Strike out all of Section 4 and insert the following in lieu
thereof:
"Section 4. This Act shall take effect on- the day of the
next General Election to be held on the first Tuesday after
the first Monday in November, 1946, and at such General
Election, Representatives shall be elected in the various coun-
ties in accordance with the re-apportionment provided for in
this Act.
Mr. Carlton moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to, and Amendment No. 1 was adopted.
Amendment No. 2:
Mr. Carlton of Duval offered the .following amendment to
House Bill No. 7-X.
In the Title of the Bill at the end of the title change the
period to a comma and add the following: "fixing the effect-
ive date thereof."



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Mr. Carlton moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to and Amendment No. 2 was adopted.
Mr. Carlton moved that further consideration of House Bill
No. 7-X be informally passed.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Jernigan moved that the House do now stand in inform-
al recess until 2:30 P. M. today.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 1:43 P. M. the House stood in in-
formal recess until 2:30 P. M. today.
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2:30 P. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered
to their names:



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



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



Lanier
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
. Midyette
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKenzie
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peters
Pooser
Poston,
Ray



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



A quorum present.
Mr. Simpson moved that the House do now stand in informal
recess until 3:00 P. M. today.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 2:32 P. M. the House stood in in-
formal recess until 3:00 P. M. today.
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 3:00 P. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker Curtis Kelly Poston
Amos Darby Lambe Ray
Andrews Davis Lanier Rivers
Ayers Delegal MacGowan Roberts
Baker Dowda MacWilliam Scales
Barber Elliott Mann Sellar
Baskin Ferran Middleton Shepperd
Beasley Floyd Midyette Simpson
Bedenbaugh Fuqua Murray Smith, L. W.
Bollinger Getzen McAlpin Smith, M. B.
Burnsed Hancock McDonald Stewart, E. L.
Burwell Hardin McKenzie Stewart, W. W.
Carlton Harrell Nesmith Stirling
Carraway Harris Nilsson Turner
Carter Holland, B. E. Oelkers Wainwright
Clark Holland, F. F. Okell Williams
Clement Ingraham Papy Wilson
Cobb Jenkins Peavy Wotitzky
Collins Jernigan Peters Yeomans
Crews Johnson Pooser
A quorum present.
Mr. Okell moved that House Concurrent Resolution No. 3-X
be withdrawn from the Committee of the Whole House and
placed on the Calendar.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Hancock moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again at 11:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Which was not agreed to.
The question then recurred on the motion by Mr. Okell that
House Concurrent Resolution No. 3-X be withdrawn from the
Committee of the Whole House and placed on the Calendar.



June 13, 1945



Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Andrews moved that the motion by Mr. Okell be laid
on the table.
Which was not agreed to and the motion by Mr. Okell was
not laid on the table.
The question then recurred on the motion by Mr. Okell that
House Concurrent Resolution No. 3-X be withdrawn from the
Committee of the Whole House and placed on the Calendar.
Which was agreed to.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 3-X was withdrawn
from the Committee of the Whole House and was placed on
the Calendar.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTIONS
House Concurrent Resolution No. 3-X:
A Resolution to Invite the Honorable Millard F. Caldwell,
Governor of the State of Florida, to Address a Joint Session
of the Florida Legislature.
WHEREAS, it now appears that both houses of this extra-
ordinary session of the legislature are deadlocked and with-
out a plan for apportionment that will meet with the approval
of the necessary majority of the House of Representatives and
the Senate, and
WHEREAS, the cost of this legislature is mounting daily to
exhorbitant proportions, to the great concern of both houses,
and the taxpayers of this state, and
WHEREAS, it is urgently necessary for the members of both
houses to return to their respective homes and businesses, and
WHEREAS, the present stalemate, the exhaustion ensuing
from the regular session and the division of opinion amongst
the legislators is not conducive to an expedient solution to the
problem, and
WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of Florida, the Honor-
able Millard F. Caldwell, is a man of wide experience and
recognized ability in governmental affairs and one who has
vast legislation knowledge and one who, if invited, would likely
be able to make valuable suggestions for reapportionment,
Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES; THE SENATE CONCURRING,
That the Honorable Millard F. Caldwell, Governor of the
State of Florida, be and he is hereby invited to address a
joint session of the Legislature on the 14th day of June at an
hour convenient to his Excellency.
That a Committee from the House and from the Senate
be named to make arrangements to carry out the provisions
of this Resolution, and that a copy of this Resolution be given
to Governor Caldwell.
Was taken up.
Mr. Okell moved that the rules be waived and House Concur-
rent Resolution No. 3-X be read a second time in full.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Okell to
waive the rules and read House Concurrent Resolution No. 3-X
a second time in full, the result was:



Yeas-45.
Mr. Speaker
Ayers
Baker
Bollinger
Burwell
Carlton
Carter
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Crews
Darby
Nays-25.
Andrews
Barber
Baskin
Burnsed



Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Hardin
Holland, B. E.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Kelly
Lanier
MacGowan
MacWilliam

Carraway
Clark
Davis
Delegal



Mann
Murray
McDonald
McKenzie
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peters
Ray
Rivers
Roberts

Hancock
Harrell
Holland, F. F.
Jernigan



Sellar
Shepperd
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stirling
Turner
Wotitzky
Yeomans




Johnson
Lambe
Middleton
Midyette



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



McAlpin
Nesmith



Peavy
Pooser



Poston
Simpson



Wainwright
Williams
Wilson



The motion was not agreed to by two-thirds vote and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 3-X was not read a second time in
full.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 3-X remained on the Cal-
endar.
Mr. Clement moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again at 1:00 P. M. tomorrow.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Baskin offered a substitute motion that the time of ad-
journment be extended until 4:30 P. M. today.
Which was not agreed to.
The question then recurred on the motion by Mr. Clement
that the House do now adjourn to meet again at 1:00 P. M.
tomorrow.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Clement
that the House do now adjourn to meet again at 1:00 P. M.
tomorrow, the result was:
Yeas-30.



Baker
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed
Carraway
Clark
Clement
Crews
Nays-38.
Andrews
Ayers
Baskin
Beasley
Burwell
Carlton
Carter
Cobb
Collins
Davis



Curtis
Elliott
Getzen
Hancock
Harrell
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Jernigan

Darby
Delegal
Ferran
Puqua
Hardin
Ingraham
Jenkins
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe



Mann
Middleton
McDonald
Nesmith
Papy
Peavy
Poston
Ray

MacGowan
MacWilliam
Midyette
Murray
McAlpin
McKenzie
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Peters



Simpson
Smith, M. B.
Wafnwright
Williams
Wilson
Yeomans



Pooser
Rivers
Roberts
Sellar
Shepperd
Smith, L. W.
Stirling
Turner



The motion was not agreed to.
Mr. Jenkins moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again at 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.

Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Jernigan offered a substitute motion that the House do
now adjourn to meet again at 12:00 o'clock noon tomorrow.
Which was not agreed to.
The question then recurred on the motion by Mr. Jenkins
that the House do now adjourn to meet again at 11:00 A. M.
tomorrow.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Jenkins that
the House do now adjourn to meet again at 11:00 A. M. to-
morrow, the result was:
Yeas-41.



Baker
Barber
Baskin
Bollinger
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carter
Clement
Collins
Crews
Nays-26.
Andrews
Ayers
Beasley
Clark
Cobb
Davis
Delegal



Curtis
Darby
Elliott
Fuqua
Getzen
Hancock
Holland, B. E.
Jenkins
Johnson
Kelly
Lanier


Ferran
Hardin
Harrell
Holland, F. F.
Jernigan
Lambe
Murray



MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Midyette
McAlpin
McDonald
McKenzie
Oelkers
Okell
Papy



Nesmith
Nilsson
Peavy
Pooser
Poston
Rivers
Roberts



Peters
Ray
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, M. B.
Stirling
Turner
Yeomans



Sellar
Smith, L. W.
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson



The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 3:33 P. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 11:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.



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Thursday, June 14, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker Crews MacGowan Rivers
Amos Curtis MacWilliam Roberts
Andrews Darby Mann Saunders
Ayers Davis Middleton Scales
Baker Delegal Murray Sellar
Barber Elliott McAlpin Shepperd
Baskin Ferran McKenzie Simpson
Bedenbaugh Fuqua McKendree Smith, L. W.
Bollinger Getzen McDonald Smith, M. B.
Bronson Hancock Nesmith Stewart, E. L.
Burnsed Harris Nilsson Stirling
Burwell Holland, B. E. Oelkers Turner
Carlton Holland, F. F. Okell Wainwright
"Carraway Ingraham Papy Walker
Carter Jenkins Peavy Williams
Clark Jernigan Peters Wilson
Clement Johnson Pooser Wotitzky
Cobb Kelly Poston Yeomans
Collins Lanier Ray
A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
Pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The Journal for Wednesday, June 13, was corrected and as
corrected, was approved.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Barn-
hill, Beasley, Carswell, Cook, Dowda, Floyd, Gilmore, Hardin,
Harrell, Hendley, Hendry, Lambe, Leedy, Melton, Midyette,
Morgan, McKendree, McMullen, Peeples, Stewart of Lee and
Taylor from attendance upon the Session of the House for
today.
Mr. Simpson moved that the House do now recess until
12:00 noon today.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Simpson
that the House do now recess until 12:00 noon today the re-
sult was:
Yeas-32.



Crews
Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Hancock
Harris
Jernigan

Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Lanier
MacWilliam
Mann



Johnson
Kelly
MacGowan
McAlpin
McKenzie
Nesmith
Peavy
Pooser

Middleton
Murray
McDonald
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peters
Ray
Roberts



Poston
Rivers
Sellar
Simpson
Turner
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson

Saunders
Shepperd
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stirling
Walker
Wotitzky
Yeomans



The motion was not agreed to.
Mr. Okell moved that the House do now proceed to the or-
der of consideration of Messages from the Senate.
Which was agreed to.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:



Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, June 14, 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 adopted-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3-X:
Providing for the adjournment of the Senate and House of
Representatives of the State of Florida, without pay, from
2:00 P. M. Thursday, June 14, 1945 until 2:00 P. M. Mon-
day, November 4, 1946.
WHEREAS, the regular session of the Legislature of the
State of Florida, 1945, adjourned sine die without apportion-
ing the representation in the Senate and the House of Rep-
resentatives, and
WHEREAS, immediately upon such adjournment the Hon-
orable Millard F. Caldwell, Governor of the State of Florida,
called the Legislature together in Extraordinary Session to
consider the question of reapportionment, and
WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of Florida in such
Extraordinary Session has been unable to effect such re-
apportionment and by reason of the differences of opinion,
no solution appears imminent.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND THE HOUSE OF REP-
RESENTATIVES CONCURRING:
That the said Senate and said House of Representatives of
the Florida Legislature, Extraordinary Session, 1945, do ad-
journ and recess from 2:00 P. M. Thursday, June 14, 1945,
until 2:00 P. M. on Monday, November 4, 1946, and that the
members of both of said houses during such adjournment or
recess shall receive no compensation.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3-X contained in
the above message, was read the first time by its title and was
referred to the Committee of the Whole House.
Mr. Clement moved that Senate Concurrent Resolution No.
3-X, which had been referred to the Committee of the Whole
House, be withdrawn from that Committee and placed on the
Calendar.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Clement moved that the House do now take up and con-
sider Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3-X.
Which was agreed to, and
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3-X:
Providing for the adjournment of the Senate and the House
of Representatives of the State of Florida, without pay, from
2:00 P. M. Thursday, June 14, 1945 until 2:00 P. M. Monday,
November 4, 1946.
WHEREAS, the regular session of the Legislature of the
State of Florida, 1945, adjourned sine die without apportion-
ing the representation in the Senate and the House of Repre-
sentatives, and
WHEREAS, immediately upon such adjournment the Hon-
orable Millard F. Caldwell, Governor of the State of Florida,
called the Legislature together in Extraordinary Session to
consider the question of reapportionment, and
WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of Florida in such



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Mr. Speaker
Andrews
Ayers
Barber
Bedenbaugh
Burnsed
Carter
Clark
Nays-39.
Baker
Baskin
Bollinger
Bronson
Burwell
Carlton
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Elliott











JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Extraordinary Session has been unable to effect such ap-
portionment and by reason of the differences of opinion, no
solution appears imminent,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND THE HOUSE OF REP-
RESENTATIVES CONCURRING:
That the said Senate and said House of Representatives of
the Florida Legislature, Extraordinary Session, 1945, do ad-
journ and recess from 2:00 P. M. Thursday, June 14, 1945,
Until 2:00 P. M. Monday, November 4, 1946, and that the
members of both of said houses during such adjournment or
recess receive no compensation.
Was taken up.
Amendment No. 1:
Mr. Clement of Pinellas offered the following amendment
to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3-X.
Strike out the Resolving Clause.
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was agreed to, and Amendment No. 1, striking the
enacting clause, was adopted.
The action of the House together with Senate Concurrent
Resolution No. 3-X was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Carlton moved that the House do now take up and con-
sider House Bill No. 7-X, as amended.
Which was agreed to, and
H. B. No. 7-X-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 10.03, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to apportionment
of members of the House of Representatives of the Legislature
by making such apportionment according to the State Census
of 1945.
Was taken up.
Mr. Carlton moved that House Bill No. 7-X, as amended, be
read a third time in full and placed upon its passage.
Which was agreed to.
And House Bill No. 7-X, as amended, was read the third
time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Bill No.
7-X, as amended, the result was:



Yeas-59.
Mr. Speaker
Ayers
Baker
Baskin
Bedenbaugh
Bronson
Burwell
Carlton
Carter
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Crews
Curtis

Nays-12.
Andrews
Clark
Delegal



Darby.
Davis
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Harris
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lanier


Hancock
SHarrell-
Lambe



MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Murray
McDonald
McKenzie
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peters
Poston
Ray
Rivers


Middleton
McAlpin
Peavy



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


Pooser
Scales
Williams



So House Bill No. 7-X passed, as amended.
And the same was ordered referred to the Committee on En-
grossed Bills.

Mr. Harris moved that House Bill No. 7-X be immediately
certified to the Senate.

Pending consideration thereof-

Mr. Hancock moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
aaain at 11:45 A. M. Monday, June 18.



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A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Hancock
that the House do now adjourn to meet again at 11:45 A. M.
Monday, June 18, the result was:
Yeas-32.
Andrews Clark Jernigan Pooser
Ayers Crews Johnson Poston
Barber Darby Lambe Rivers
Baskin Delegal Mann Scales
Bedenbaugh Hancock Middleton Simpson
Burnsed Harrell McAlpin Wainwright
Carraway Ingraham Nesmith Walker
Carter Jenkins Peavy Williams
Nays-41.
Mr. Speaker Davis MacWilliam Roberts
Baker Elliott Murray Saunders
Bollinger Ferran McDonald Sellar
Bronson Fuqua McKenzie Shepperd
Burwell Getzen Nilsson Smith, L. W.
Carlton Harris Oelkers Smith, M. B.
Clement Holland, B. E. Okell Stewart, E. L.
Cobb Kelly Papy Stirling
Collins Lanier Peters Turner
Curtis MacGowan Rav wntit-,



Yeomans



The motion was not agreed to.
The question then recurred on the motion by Mr. Harris to
immediately certify House Bill No. 7-X to the Senate.
Which was agreed to.
House Bill No. 7-X was ordered immediately certified to the
Senate.
Mr. MacGowan moved that the House do now resolve itself
into a Committee of the Whole House for the purpose of con-
sideration of House Bills referred to that Committee.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Oelkers moved that the House do now recess until 2:00
o'clock this afternoon.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 12:02 P. M. the House stood in
recess until 2:00 o'clock this afternoon.
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2:00 P. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered
to their names:



Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Baskin
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carter
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins



Crews
Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Hancock
Harris
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lanier



MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKenzie
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peters
Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers



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



A quorum present.
Mr. Simpson moved that the use of the Chamber of the
House of Representatives be given to the South Florida group
for the purpose of holding a caucus immediately after ad-
journment this afternoon.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Okell moved that the House do now recess until 6:00
P. M. today.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 2:44 P. M. the House stood in
recess until 6:00 P. M .today.
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 6:00 P. M.



June 14, 1945



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The roll was called and the following members answered
to their names:



June 14, 1945



When the vote was taken on the adoption of House Reso-
lution No. 3-X, the result was:



Crews
Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Hancock
Harris
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Kelly
Lambe



Lanier
MacGowan
MacWilliam,
Mann
Middleton
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKenzie
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peters
"Pooser
Poston
Ray



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



A quorum present.
Mr. Carlton moved that the rules be waived and the House
do now revert to the order of Introduction of House Resolu-
tions.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Members Nilsson and Walker of Volusia, Burwell and
Stirling of Broward, McDonald and Holland of Hillsborough,
Carlton and Crews of Duval, Okell, Oelkers and Peters of
Dade, Baker, Clement and Harris of Pinellas, Rivers of Clay,
Stewart of Hendry, Ingraham of DeSoto, Bronson of Osceola,
Saunders of St. Lucie, Wotitzky of Charlotte, Bollinger and El-
liott of Palm Beach, Cobb of Orange, Collins of Sarasota,
Crary of Martin, Curtis of Marion, Ferran and Sellar of Lake,
Fuqua and Ray of Manatee, Hardin, Murray and Smith of
Polk, Jenkins of Alachua, Kelly of Collier, MacWilliam of In-
dian River, Mann and Smith of Seminole, Papy of Monroe,
Shepperd and Turner of St. Johns.
House Resolution No. 3-X:
A House Resolution Declaring the Policies of the House of
Representatives with Reference to Reapportionment of Rep-
resentation in the Legislature of the State of Florida.
WHEREAS, the Honorable Millard Caldwell, Governor of
the State of Florida, called an Extraordinary Session of the
Florida Legislature beginning June 2, A. D. 1945, for the sole
and specific purpose of reapportioning the Senate and House
of Representatives of the Florida Legislature; and
WHEREAS, the said Legislature is mandatorily required to
reapportion the representation in the Legislature, as set out
in an amendment to the Constitution, before its adjournment;
and
WHEREAS, when such Extraordinary Session is called for
reapportionment, said Session shall not be limited to expire at
the end of 20 days or at all until reapportionment is effected,
and shall consider no business other than such reapportion-
ment; and
WHEREAS, it is the sense of the House of Representatives
that it should perform its full and complete duty as manda-
torily required by the Governor's proclamation calling an Ex-
traordinary Session, and as mandatorily required by the Con-
stitution of the State of Florida that the House of Representa-
tives remain in continuous session for this purpose and for
this purpose only until reapportionment is effected; and
WHEREAS, it is the further sense of the House of Rep-
resentatives to effect such reapportionment by statute as man-
datorily required by the Constitution; THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF FLOR-
IDA:
That the House of Representatives remain in continuous
session until such time as said reapportionment, as provided
for in the Governor's proclamation and by the Constitution
of the State of Florida, is effected.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Carlton moved the adoption of the resolution.
A roll call was demanded.



Yeas-41.
Mr. Speaker
Baker
Bollinger
Bronson
Burwell
Carlton
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Crews
Curtis
Nays-22.
Andrews
Ayers
Barber
Baskin
Carter
Clark



Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Hardin
Harris
Holland, B. E.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Kelly
MacWilliam


Darby
Davis
Delegal
Hancock
Harrell
Holland, F. F.



Murray
McDonald
McKenzie
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peters
Ray
Rivers


Jernigan
Lambe
MacGowan
SMcAlpin
Peavy
Pooser



Saunders
Sellar
Shepherd
Smith, L. W.
Stewart, E. L.
Stirling
Turner
Wotitzky




Poston
Simpson
Wainwright
Williams



The motion was agreed to and House Resolution No. 3-X
was adopted.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote "no" on House Resolution No. 3-X because I recog-
nize the fact that Senators are elected by the people and are
responsible to the people the same as House members.
I do not think the House of Representatives should in any
way criticize our colleagues in the Senate for their stand on
any issue.
Richard H. Simpson of Jefferson County.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
Whereas, it now appears that the South Florida Mountain
has labored three hours and brought forth this mouse of a
resolution, House Resolution No. 3-X, I now vote against
same.
W. Pooser of Jackson County.
Mr. Harris moved that the rules be waived and the House
do now revert to the order of Introduction of House Memorials.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE MEMORIALS
By Members Nilsson and Walker of Volusia, Burwell and
Stirling of Broward, McDonald and Holland of Hillsborough,
Carlton and Crews of Duval, Okell, Oelkers and Peters of Dade,
Baker, Clement and Harris of Pinellas, Rivers of Clay, Stew-
art of Hendry, Ingraham of DeSoto, Bronson of Osceola, Saun-
ders of St. Lucie, Wotitzky of Charlotte, Bollinger and El-
liott of Palm Beach, Cobb of Orange, Collins of Sarasota,
Crary of Martin, Curtis of Marion, Ferran and Sellar of Lake,
Fuqua and Ray of Manatee, Hardin, Murray and Smith of
Polk, Jenkins of Alachua, Kelly of Collier, MacWilliam of
Indian River, Mann and Smith of Seminole, Papy of Monroe,
Shepperd and Turner of St. Johns.
House Memorial No. 1-X:
A Memorial to the Senate of the State of Florida Request-
ing that it perform its Constitutional Duty by Re-apportioning
the Representation of the Senate of the State of Florida as
Required by Section 3, of Article 7, of the Constitution of the
State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by title.
Mr. Harris moved that the rules be waived and House Mem-
orial No. 1-X be read a second time by its title.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Harris to
waive the rules and read House Memorial No. 1-X a second
time by its title, the result was:



Yeas-40.
Mr. Speaker
Baker
Bollinger
Bronson
Burwell
Carlton



Clement
Cobb
Collins
Crews
Curtis
Elliott



Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Hardin
Harris
Holland, B. E.



Ingraham
Jenkins
Kelly
MacWilliam
Murray
McDonald



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Baskin
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carter
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins










June 14, 1945



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



McKenzie Papy
Nilsson Peters
Oelkers Ray
Okell Rivers
Nays-24.
Andrews Darby
Ayers Davis
Barber Delegal
Baskin Hancock
Carter Harrell
Clark Holland, F. F.
The motion was not agreed



Saunders
Sellar
Shepperd
Smith, L. W.



Stewart, E. L.
Stirling
Turner
Wotitzky



Jernigan Pooser
Lambe Poston
MacGowan Simpson
McAlpin Wainwright
Nesmith Williams
Peavy .Wilson
to by two-thirds vote.



House Memorial No. 1-X was referred to the Committee of
the Whole House.
Mr. Clement moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again at 10:00 A. M. tomorrow.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Simpson moved as a substitute that the House do now
adjourn to meet again at 2:00 P. M. Monday, June 18.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the substitute motion by Mr.
Simpson that the House do now adjourn to meet. at 2:00 P. M.



Monday, June 18, the result was:



Yeas-46.
Andrews
Ayers
Barber
Baskin
Bronson
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carter
Clark
Clement
Collins
Nays-18.
Mr. Speaker
Baker
Bollinger
Cobb
Hardin



Crews
Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Hancock
Harrell
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.

Jenkins. ,
Kelly
MacGowan
Mann
McKenzie



Ingraham
Jernigan
Lambe
MacWilliam
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
Nesmith
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples

Oelkers
Saunders
Shepperd
Smith, L. W.
Stewart, E. L.



Peters
Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Sellar
Simpson
Smith, M. B.
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson


Stirling
Turner
Wotitzky



The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 6:21 P. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 2:00 P. M. Monday, June 18.



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Monday, June 18, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2:00 P. M.



The roll was called and
their names:
Mr. Speaker Collins
Amos Cook
Andrews Crews
Ayers Curtis
Baker Darby
Baskin Davis
Beasley Elliott
Bedenbaugh Ferran
Bollinger Fuqua
Burnsed Getzen
Burwell Gilmore
Carlton Hancock
Carraway Harrell
Carter Harris
Carswell Hendry
Clark Holland, B
Clement Ingraham
Cobb Johnson



the following members answered to



.E.



Kelly
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Midyette
McAlpin
McDonald
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peters
Pooser
Poston



A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
Pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The Journal for Thursday, June 14, was
corrected, was approved.



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





corrected and as



The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Barber,
Barnhill, Bronson, Delegal, Dowda, Floyd, Hardin, Hendley,
Holland of Bay, Jenkins, Jernigan, Lambe, Lanier, Leedy, Mel-
ton, Morgan, Murray, McKendree, McKenzie, Peeples, Sellar,
Smith of Polk, Walker and Wilson from attendance upon the
Session of the House for today.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ENGROSSED BILLS
Mr. Peavy, Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills,
submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, June 18, 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. 7-X-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
10.03, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to apportionment of
members of the House of Representatives of the Legislature
by making such apportionment according to the State Census
of 1945, and fixing the effective date thereof.
Has carefully examined, and finds same correctly engrossed.
Very respectfully,
OTIS R. PEAVY,
Chairman of Committee.
And House Bill No: 7-X, contained in the above report, was
ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Harris moved that House Memorial No. 1-X, which had
been referred to the Committee of the Whole House, be with-
drawn from that Committee and placed on the Calendar.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Harris moved that the House do now take up and con-
sider House Memorial No. 1-X.



Which was agreed to, and
House Memorial No. 1-X:
A Memorial to the Senate of the State of Florida Request-
ing that it perform its Constitutional Duty by Re-apportioning
the Representation of the Senate of the State of Florida as
Required by Section 3, of Article 7, of the Constitution of the
State of Florida.
Was taken up.
Mr. Harris moved that the rules be waived and House Mem-
orial No. 1-X be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Memorial No. 1-X was read a second time by
its title.
Mr. Harris moved that the rules be further waived and that
House Memorial No. 1-X be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Memorial No. 1-X was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of House Memorial
No. 1-X the result was:



Yeas-51.
Mr. Speaker
Baker
Beasley
Bollinger
Burwell
Carlton
Clement
Collins
Cook
Crews
Curtis
Darby
Elliott
Nays-14.
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Burnsed
So House



Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Harris
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Ingraham
Johnson
Kelly
MacGowan
MacWilliam

Carswell
Carter
Davis
Harrell



Mann
Middleton
McDonald
McMullen
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peters
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts


McAlpin
Nesmith
Peavy
Pooser



Saunders
Scales
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Taylor
Turner
Wotitzky
Yeomans


Wainwright
Williams



Memorial No. 1-X passed, title as stated.



Mr. Harris moved the rules be further waived and House
Memorial No. 1-X be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Memorial No. 1-X was ordered immediately cer-
tified to the Senate.
NOTICE OF PAIR
I am paired with Honorable Perry E. Murray. I vote "Nay"
on the passage of House Memorial No. 1-X and if Mr. Murray
were here he would vote "Aye".
C. L. CLARK,
Representative Calhoun County.
June 18, 1945
Mr. Carlton moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again at 11:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 2:13 P. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 11:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Tuesday, June 19, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to ordei by the speakerr at 11:00 A. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:



Cook .
Crews
Darby,
Davis
Delegal
Dowda
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Hancock
Harrell
Harris
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Ingraham:
Jenkins
Johnson
Kelly



* Lafbe *
MacGowan
MaWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Midyette
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Papy
Peavy
Peters
,Poston'
Ray .



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



A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the-Chaplain.
Pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The Journal for Monday, June 18, was corrected and as cor-
rected, was approved.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Bar-
ber, Barnhill, Carswell, Curtis, Floyd, Gilmore, Hardin, Hend-
ley, Holland of Bay, Jernigan, Lanier, Leedy, Melton, Morgan,
Murray, Okell, Peeples, .Pooser, Sellar and Walker from at-
tendance upon the Session of the House for today.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
By Members Clement and Baker of Pinellas, Oelkers and
Peters of Dade, Kelly of Collier, Shepperd and Turner of St.
Johns, Saunders of St. Lucie, Collins of Sarasota, Fuqua and
Ray of Manatee, Ferran of Lake, Roberts of Brevard, Taylor
of' Hardee, Wotitzky of Charlotte, Ingraham of DeSoto, Bol-
linger and Elliott of Palm Beach, McMullen and Holland of
Hillsborough, Cook of Flagler, Crews and Carlton of Duval,
McKendree of Nassau, Smith of Polk, Andrews of Union,
Rivers of Clay and Papy of Monroe.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 4-X:
WHEREAS, on the 2nd day of June, 1945, his Excellency;
Governor Millard F. Caldwell called an extraordinary session
of the Legislature for the purpose of reapportioning the rep-



presentation of the people in the Legislature of the State of
Florida, and
WHEREAS, since the convening of said extraordinary ses-
sion no progress has been made and the people of the State
have suffered in that the cost of holding and convening of
said Legislature is thousands of dollars each day, and
WHEREAS, it is the sense of both Houses that a change
of location would be conducive to an early solution of the
problem and under Section 13 of Article III of the Consti-
tution it is provided that neither the House nor the Senate
except by concurrent resolution, can adjourn for more than
three days nor adjourn to any other town within which they
may be holding the session, and
WHEREAS, the City of Jacksonville is centrally located
and is adequately served by rail, bus, and air transportation
and would afford each member of both houses convenient
transportation to his or her home for the purpose of tran-
sacting and taking care of his or her business,
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES WITH THE SENATE CONCUR-
RING:
Section 1. That the Legislature of the State of Florida be
and it is hereby adjourned to reconvene on the 2nd day of
July, A. D. 1945, at 3:00 P. M. in the City of Jacksonville,
Florida for the purpose of further considering the reapportion-
ment of representation of the State of Florida in the Legis-
lature.
Section 2. That the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate and
the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives be and
each of them are hereby authorized and empowered to im-
mediately proceed to the City of Jacksonville for the purpose
of securing a suitable meeting place for further deliberation
by the Legislature on the question of reapportionment.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee of the Whole House.
Mr. Simpson moved that the Speaker be authorized to ap-
point a committee to study that section of the Constitution
under which this Extraordinary Session was called with the
idea of working out some simple formula for reapportion-
ment in the future.
Pending consideration thereof.
Mr. Carlton moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again at 11:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 11:39 A. M. the House stood ad-
journed. until 11:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.



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Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton-
Carraway
Carter
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins











JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Wednesday, June 20, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to



Collins
Cook
Crews
Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Dowda
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Harrell
Harris
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Johnson



Kelly
Lambe
Lanier
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Midyette
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Papy
Peavy
Peters



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



A quorum present.

Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
Pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The Journal for Tuesday, June 19, was corrected and as cor-
rected, was approved.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Barn-
hill, Carter, Floyd, Gilmore, Hancock, Hardin, Hendley, Hol-
land of Bay, Jernigan, Leedy, Melton, Morgan, Murray, Okell,
Peeples, Scales, Sellar, Simpson, and Walker from attendance
upon the Session of the House for today.
Mr. Clement moved that the House do now proceed to the
order of consideration of Messages from the Senate.
Which was agreed to.
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following Message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, June 19, 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 refuses to grant the request of the
House of Representatives as contained in the following mes-
sage:
Tallahassee, Florida, June 12, 1945.
Hon. Walter W. Rose,
President of the Senate.
Sir:
I am directed by the House of Representatives to inform
the Senate that the House of Representatives respectfully re-
quests the President of the Senate to appoint a committee on
the part of the Senate to confer with a like committee on
the part of the House of Representatives to discuss the prob-
lem of reapportionment.
Respectfully,
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Chief Clerk House of Representatives.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.



their names:
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Clark
Clement
Cobb



Amos
Barber
Baskin
Beasley
Burnsed
Carraway
Nays-47.
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Bollinger
Bronson
Burwell
Carlton



Carswell
Clark
Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal

Clement
Collins
Cook
Crews
Dowda
Elliott
Ferran



Harrell
Johnson
Lambe
MacGowan
McAlpin
McKendree

Fuqua
Getzen
Harris
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Ingraham
Jenkins



McKenzie
Poston
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson
Yeomans

Kelly
Lanier
MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
McDonald
McMullen



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Mr. Baskin moved that the House do now resolve itself into
a Committee of the Whole House for the purpose of consider-
ation of House Concurrent Resolution No. 2-X.
Pending consideration thereof.
Mr. Carlton offered a substitute motion that House Concur-
rent Resolution No. 2-X be withdrawn from the Committee
of the Whole House and placed on the Calendar.
Which was agreed to.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 2-X was placed on the
Calendar.
Mr. Clement moved that House Concurrent Resolution No.
4-X be withdrawn from the Committee of the Whole House.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Clement asked the unanimous consent of the House to
withdraw House Concurrent Resolution No. 4-X from further
consideration.
Without objection it was so ordered.
Mr. Baskin moved that the House do now take up and con-
sider House Concurrent Resolution No. 2-X.
Which was agreed to, and
House Concurrent Resolution No. 2-X:
A Concurrent Resolution Declaring that an Emergency Ex-
ists Requiring an Early Decision by the Electors of the State
Relating to the Re-Division of the State into Senatorial Dis-
tricts. '
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
Section 1. That an emergency exists relating to a re-division
of the State into State Senatorial Districts and such emergency
requires an early decision by the electors of the State.
Section 2. That a proposed amendment to the Constitution
of Florida be agreed to by a three-fourths vote of all the mem-
bers elected to each House of the Legislature, increasing the
number of State Senatorial Districts to forty-two (42) and that
such proposed amendment be submitted to the electors of the
State for approval or rejection at a special election to be held
not less than ninety (90) nor more than one hundred eighty
(180) days after adjournment.
Was taken up.
Mr.Baskin moved that House Concurrent Resolution No. 2-X
be read a second time in full.
Which was agreed to.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 2-X was read a sec-
ond time in full.
Mr. Baskin moved the adoption of the concurrent resolu-
tion.
When the vote was taken on the motion to adopt House
Concurrent Resolution No. 2-X, the result was:
Yeas-24.













Nesmith Peters Shepperd Stirling
Nilsson Pooser Smith, L. W. Taylor
Oelkers Ray Smith, M. B. Turner
Papy Rivers Stewart, E.L. Wotitzky
Peavy Roberts Stewart, W. W.
So House Concurrent Resolution No. 2-X failed to pass by
the required Constitutional three-fourths vote of all members
elected to the House of Representatives for the 1945 Extra-
ordinary Session of the Florida Legislature.
Mr. Clement 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.
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate, was received and
read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, June 20, 1945.
Honorable Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Rep-



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resentatives that the Senate has passed-
H. B. No. 7-X-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 10.03, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to apportionment
of members of the House of Representatives of the Legislature
by making such apportionment according to the State Census
of 1945, and fixing the effective date thereof.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bill No. 7-X, contained in the above message,
was ordered referred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.
Mr. Harris moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again at 11:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 11:34 A. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 11:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Thursday, June 21, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker Collins Johnson Poston
Amos Cook Lambe Ray
Andrews Crews MacGowan Rivers
Ayers Curtis MacWilliam Roberts
Baker Darby Mann Saunders
Barber Davis Middleton Scales
Baskin Delegal Midyette Shepperd
Bedenbaugh Dowda McDonald Smith, L. W.
Bollinger Elliott McKendree Smith, M. B.
Bronson Ferran McKenzie Stewart, E. L.
Burnsed Fuqua McMullen Stewart, W. W.
Burwell Getzen Nesmith Turner
Carlton Harris Nilsson Wainwright
Carraway Harrell Oelkers Williams
Carswell Holland, B. E. Papy Wilson
Carter Holland, F. F. Peavy Wotitzky
Clark Ingraham Peters Yeomans
Clement Jenkins Pooser
A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
Pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The Journal for Wednesday, June 20, was corrected and
as corrected, was approved.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Barn-
hill, Beasley, Cobb, Floyd, Gilmore, Hancock, Hardin, Hend-
ley, Hendry, Jernigan, Kelly, Lanier, Leedy, Melton, Morgan,
Murray, McAlpin, Okell, Peeples, Sellar, Simpson, Stirling,
Taylor and Walker from attendance upon the Session of the
House for today.
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:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, June 21, 1945.
Honorable Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was
referred:
H. B. No. 7-X-An Act amending Section 10.03, Florida
Statutes, 1941, relating to apportionment of members of the
House of Representatives of the Legislature by making such
apportionment according to the State Census of 1945, and
fixing the effective date thereof.
Has carefully examined, and finds same correctly en-
rolled and herewith presents the same for the signatures
of the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Represen-
tatives.
Very respectfully,
W. S. MIDDLETON,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills
on the Part of the House of Representatives.
House Bill 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 Secretary thereof.
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, Florida, June 21, 1945.
Honorable Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
H. B. N6. 7-X-An Act amending Section 10.03, Florida
Statutes, 1941, relating to apportionment of members of the
House of Representatives of the Legislature by making such
apportionment according- to the State Census of 1945; and
fixing the effective date thereof.
S-Begs 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. Carlton moved that the expense involved in the prepara-
tion of mimeographed copies of a plan for solving the reappor-
tionment problem which now exists be charged as an item of
Legislative Expense and that it be paid by the Committee on
Legislative Expense.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Carlton moved that the House do now stand in inforinal
recess until 12:30 P. M.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 11:12 A. M. the House stood in
informal recess until 12:30 P. M.
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 12:30
P. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:



Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Baskin
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Carter
Clark
Clement



Collins
Cook
Crews
Curtis
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Dowda
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Harrell
Harris
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jenkins



Johnson
Lambe
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Midyette
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Papy
Peavy
Peters
Pooser



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



A quorum present.
Mr. Harrell moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort Lt. Davis Ramsey of the Air Corps of the Army of
the United States, who is credited with 32 bombing missions
over Germany, to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to. Thereupon the Speaker appointed
Messrs. Harrell, Carswell and Nesmith as a committee which
escorted Lt. Ramsey to the rostrum where he was introduced
by the Speaker to the membership of the House.
Mr. Carlton moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again at 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Baskin offered a substitute motion that the House do



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now adjourn to meet again at 12:30 P. M. on Monday,
June 25.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the substitute motion by Mr.
Baskin that the House do now adjourn to meet again at
12:30 P. M., Monday, June 25, the result was:
Yeas-20.
Andrews Clark Middleton Poston
Barber Davis McKendree Wainwright
Baskin Delegal McKenzie Williams
Burnsed Harrell Peavy Wilson
Carter Holland, F. F. Pooser Yeomans
Nays-42.
Mr. Speaker Baker Burwell Carswell
Ayers Bollinger Carlton Clement



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Collins Holland, B. E. Nesmith Shepperd
Cook Ingraham Nilsson Smith, L. W.
Crews Jenkins Oelkers Smith, M. B.
Dowda Johnson Papy Stewart, E. L.
Elliott MacGowan Peters Stewart, W. W.
Ferran MacWilliam Ray Turner
Fuqua Mann Rivers Wotitzky
Getzen McDonald Roberts
Harris McMullen Saunders
The motion was not agreed to.
The question then recurred on the motion by Mr. Carlton
that the House do now adjourn to meet again at 11:00 A. M.
tomorrow.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 12:44 P. M. the House stood
adjourned until 11:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.



June 21, 1945











JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Friday, June 22, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00
A. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker Crews Holland, B. E. Oelkers
Ayers Darby Holland, F.F. Peavy
Baker Davis Ingraham Peters
Baskin Elliott Mann Poston
Bedenbaugh Floyd Middleton Ray
Carlton Fuqua MacGowan Saunders
Carraway Getzen McKenzie Shepperd
Carter Hancock MacWilliam Simpson
Clark Harrell Nesmith Smith, M. B.
Collins Harris Nilsson Stewart, E. L.



Turner Wainwright Wilson Wotitzky
-44.
A quorum was not present.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Bron-
son, Burwell, Clement; Cobb, Delegal, Gilmore, Hardin, John-
son, Lambe, Melton, Murray, McDonald,. Pooser Roberts, Sellar
and Williams from attendance upon the session of the House
for today.
Mr. Carlton moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again at 11:00 A. M., Tuesday, June 26.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 11:06 A. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 11:00 o'clock Tuesday morning, June 26.



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Tuesday, June 26, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:



Mr. Speaker
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Baskin
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carter
Clark
Cobb
Crews



Curtis
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Getzen
Hancock
Hardin
Harris
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Lanier



MacGowan
MacWilliam
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKenzie
Nesmith
Nilsson
Okell
Peavy
Pooser



Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Scales
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, M. B.
Turner
Wainwright
Wilson



A quorum present.

Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
Pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The Journal for Friday, June 22, was corrected and as cor-
rected, was approved.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Amos,
Clement, Darby, Ferran, Floyd, Fuqua, Gilmore, Hendley,
Kelly, Mann, Melton, Oelkers, Peters, Smith of Polk, Stirling
and Taylor from attendance upon the Session for tbday.



The following communication was received and read:
State of Florida
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
Tallahassee
June 21, 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,
Extraordinary Session, 1945, and have caused the same to be
filed in the office of the Secretary of State:
H. B. No. 7-X Relating to Apportionment of Members of
the House of Representatives.
Respectfully,
MILLARD F. CALDWELL,
Governor.
Mr. Carlton moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again at 11:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 11:22 A. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 11:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Wednesday, June 27, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00
A. M.



The roll was called and
to their names:
Mr. Speaker Cobb
Amos Collins
Andrews Crews
Ayers Davis
Baker Delegal
Barber Elliott
Barnhill Fuqua
Baskin Getzen
Beasley Hancock
Bedenbaugh Harris
Bollinger Harrell
Burwell Hendry
Carlton Holland, F. ]
Carraway Ingraham
Carswell Jenkins
Carter Jernigan
Clark Johnson
A quorum present.



the following members answered



Lambe
Lanier
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
MacGowan
MacWilliam
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Okell
Peavy



Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
Pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The Journal for Tuesday, June 26,
corrected, was approved.



Peters
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, M. B.
Turner
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



was corrected and as



The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Bron-
son, Burnsed, Clement, Cook, Curtis, Darby, Dowda, Ferran,
Floyd, Gilmore, Hardin, Hendley, Holland of Bay, Kelly,
Leedy, Mann, Melton, Oelkers, Papy, Peeples, Pooser, Scales,
Smith of Polk, Stewart of Hendry, Stewart of Lee, Stirling and
Taylor from attendance upon the Session of the House for
today.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Mr. Scales
from attendance upon the Sessions of the House for the next
three weeks due to the necessity of Mr. Scales confinement
in Mayo Brothers Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Mr. Burwell moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again at 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Jernigan offered a substitute motion that the House
do now adjourn to meet again at 2:00 P. M. tomorrow.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the substitute motion by Mr.
Jernigan that the House do now adjourn to meet again at



2:00 P. M. tomorrow, the result was:
Yeas-22.



Andrews
Ayers
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Carswell
Nays-36.
Mr. Speaker
Baker
Barber
.Bollinger
Burwell
Carlton
Cobb
Collins
Crews



Carter
Clark
Delegal
Hancock
Harrell
Jernigan

Elliott
Fuqua
Getzen
Harris
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Ingraham
Lanier
MacWilliam



Johnson
Middleton
McAlpin
McKendree
Nesmith
Peavy

Morgan
Murray
McDonald
McKenzie
Nilsson
Peters
Ray
Rivers
Roberts



Poston
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson



Saunders
Sellar
Shepperd
Smith, M. B.
Turner
Walker
Wotitzky
Yeomans



The motion was not agreed to.
The question then recurred on the motion by Mr. Burwell
that the House do now adjourn to meet again at 11:00 A. M.
tomorrow.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Burwell
that the House do now adjourn to meet again at 11:00 A. M.
tomorrow, the result was:



Yeas-40.
Mr. Speaker
Baker
Barber
Bollinger
Burwell
Carlton
Cobb
Collins
Crews
Elliott
Nays-17.
Andrews
Ayers
Barnhill
Carswell



Fuqua
Getzen
Harris
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Ingraham
Johnson
Lanier
MacGowan
MacWilliam

Carter
Clark
Delegal
Hancock



Middleton
Morgan
Murray
McKenzie
McMullen
Nilsson
Okell
Peavy
Peters
Ray

Harrell
Jernigan
McAlpin
McKendree



Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Sellar
Shepperd
Turner
Walker
Wotitzky
Yeomans


Nesmith
Poston
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson



The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 11:11 A. M. the House stood
adjourned until 11:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.



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.JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Thursday, June 28, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00
A. M.
The roll was called and the following: members answered
to their names:
Mr. Speaker Cobb Johnson Poston
Amos Collins Lambe Ray
Andrews Crews Lanier Rivers
Ayers Davis MacGowan Roberts
Baker Delegal MacWilliam Saunders
Barber Elliott Middleton Sellar
Barnhill Floyd Midyette Shepperd
Baskin Fuqua Murray Simpson-
Beasley Getzen McAlpin Smith, M. B.
Bedenbaugh Hancock McDonald Turner
Bollinger Harrell McKendree Wainwright
Burnsed Harris McMullen Walker
Burwell Hendry Nesmith Williams
Carlton Holland, B. E. Nilsson Wilson
Carraway Holland, F. F. Okell Wotitzky
:Carter Ingraham Peavy Yeomans
.Clark Jernigan Pooser
A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
SPledge of allegiance to the flag.
The Journal for Wednesday, 'June 27, was corrected and as
corrected, was approved.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Bron-
son, Carswell, Clement, Cook, Curtis, Darby, Dowda, Ferran,
Gilmore, Hardin, Hendley, Jenkins, Kelly, Leedy, Mann, Mel-
ton, Morgan, McKenzie, Oelkers, Papy, Peeples, Peters, Scales,
Smith of Polk, Stewart of Hendry, Stewart of Lee, Stirling
and Taylor from attendance upon the Session of the House
for today.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Nilsson of Volusia-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 5-X:
WHEREAS, the matter of reapportionment of representa-
tions in the Senate and House of Representatives of the
Legislature of Florida has reached the point in the delibera-
tions of the respective Houses thereon of a seemingly un-
breakable deadlock; and
WHEREAS, the government of our State is suffering in con-
sequence thereof, and extravagant expenditures are being
necessitated from the taxpayers' moneys, and disintegration
of State unity is gradually becoming more and more evident
among the people and seeping to some extent, into the circle
of official functioning and relationships; and
WHEREAS, as intelligent men believing in democratic gov-
ernment and knowing that representation is in fact truly
representative constitutes the cornerstone of successful Ameri-
can governments'in the States as well as in the Nation as a
whole; and
WHEREAS, we have had enough of this deadlock, and more
than enough of some of the threats and ultimatums that have
been voiced by members, and we believe that coordinated ef-
fort should be made by the membership of both the House
and Senate to solve this problem, with which we are now con-
Sfronted, and that we can only solve it by actual meeting in
session of our-legislative Houses, and that a joint meeting un-
officially convened for the purpose of joint debate and ex-
pression may be helpful as a first step in reaching such solu-
tion in that it puts both legislative Houses together rather
than in separate quarters for a joint informal consideration,
through argument and debate, of the subject matter;
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the House, with the
Senate concurring, shall meet in joint session in the Chambers
of the House of Representatives on the 28th day of June, 1945,
convening at 2:30 o'clock P. M., subject to adjournment upon



a majority vote of both Houses, for a period of open and frank
discussion, on the part of such joint assembly; with the prin-
ciple recognized for representation in the Senate as the proper
one to determine the apportionment of such representation to
be a territorial representation as distinguished from a popu-
lation representation; and with the principle recognized to
govern the determination of representation in the House of
Representatives as one to be determined, predicated upon pop-
ulation in 'the different counties from which the representa-
tion as a unit, is to be apportioned.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this joint session shall
be presided over by the President of the Senate and the Speak-
er of the House alternatingly, according to their joint con-
venience, and that it shall be an unofficial session with no
official records or journals kept thereof, but with minutes of
same, recording only the action of such joint meeting, to be
kept by the secretaries of the respective Houses.
Which was read the first time in full.
Mr. Nilsson moved that the rules be waived and House Con-
current Resolution No. 5-X be read a second time in full.
Which was agreed to by two-thirds vote.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 5-X was read a sec-
ond time in full.
Mr. Nilsson moved the adoption of the concurrent resolution.
Which was agreed to.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 5-X was adopted.
SMr. .Carlton moved that House Concurrent Resolution No.
5-X be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 5-X was immediately
certified to the Senate.
Mr. Nilsson moved that the House do now stand in informal
recess until 2:30 o'clock this afternoon.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 11:12 A. M. the House stood in
informal recess until 2:30 o'clock this afternoon.
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2:30 P. M.



The roll was called and
their names:



Mr. Speaker
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carter
Clark
A quorum



Collins
Crews
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Floyd
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Harrell
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jernigan
present.



the following members answered to



Johnson
Lambe
Lanier
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKendree
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Okell
Peavy



Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, M. B.
Turner
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky



Mr. Simpson moved that when the House adjourns on Sat-
urday it adjourn to meet again on Thursday, July 5, at 2:00
P. M.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Holland of Bay offered a substitute motion that the
House do now adjourn to meet again on Monday, July 2, at
2:00 P. M.
Pending consideration thereof-



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Mr. Beasley asked unanimous consent to make a statement.
Without objection it was so ordered.
Mr. Beasley asked that the members of the House of Rep-
resentatives pledge themselves by standing, to introduce or
consider no legislation before Thursday, July 5.
The members of the House of Representatives stood unani-
mously to pledge themselves to introduce or consider no legis-
lation before Thursday, July 5.
The question then recurred on the substitute motion offered
by Mr. Holland of Bay that the House do now adjourn to meet
again on Monday, July 2, at 2:00 P. M.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the substitute motion by Mr.
Holland of Bay that the House do now adjourn to meet again
on Monday, July 2, at 2:00 P. M., the result was:



Carter
Davis
Delegal
Floyd
Fuqua
Harrell
Holland, F. F.

Elliott
Hancock
Harris
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Ingraham
Johnson
Lanier
MacGowan



Jernigan
Lambe
McAlpin
McKendree
Nesmith
Peavy
Pooser

MacWilliam
Middleton
Murray
McDonald
McMullen
Nilsson
Okell
Ray
Sellar



Poston
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders
Wainwright
Williams


Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, M. B.
Turner
Walker
Wilson
Wotitzky



The motion was not agreed to.
The question then recurred on the motion by Mr. Simpson



that when the House adjourns on Saturday it adjourn to meet
again on Thursday, July 5, at 2:00 P. M.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Floyd moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again at 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Floyd that
the House do now adjourn to meet again at 11:00 A. M. to-
morrow, the result was:



Yeas-24.
Ayers
Baker
Bollinger
Burwell
Carlton
Carter
Nays-29.
Mr. Speaker
Andrews
Barnhill
Baskin
Bedenbaugh
Burnsed
Fuqua
Harrell
The motion



Clark
Collins
Crews
Delegal
Elliott
Floyd

Harris
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Ingraham
Lambe
Lanier
MacGowan
Murray
was not agreed



Holland, F. F.
Jernigan
MacWilliam
Middleton
McKendree
McMullen

McAlpin
McDonald
Nilsson
Okell
Ray
Rivers
Saunders
Shepperd
to.



Nesmith
Pooser
Poston
Roberts
Sellar
Wainwright

Simpson
Smith, M. B.
Turner
Walker
Wotitzky



The question then recurred on the motion by Mr. Simpson
that when the House adjourns on Saturday it adjourn to meet
again on Thursday, July 5, at 2:00 P. M.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Carlton moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again on Saturday, June 30, at 2:00 P. M.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 3:06 P. M. the House stood ad-
journed until Saturday, June 30, at 2:00 P. M.



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Yeas-27.
Andrews
Ayers
Barber
Barnhill
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Burnsed
Nays-34.
Mr. Speaker
Baker
Baskin
Bollinger
Burwell
Carlton
Clark
Collins
Crews










JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Saturday, June 30, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2:00 P. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker Burwell Elliott MacGowan
Amos Carlton Ingraham Nilsson
Bollinger Carraway Midyette Simpson
A quorum was not present.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. An-
drews, Barber, Burnsed, Clement, Cobb, Darby, Davis, Ferran,



Fuqua, Gilmore, Hendley, Kelly, Melton, Oelkers, Peters,
Scales, Sellar, Shepperd, Smith of Polk, Smith of Seminole,
Stirling, Taylor, Wainwright, Wotitzky and Yeomans from at-
tendance upon the Session of the House for today.
Mr. Carlton moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again on Thursday, July 5, at 2:00 P. M.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 2:03 P. M. the House stood ad-
journed until Thursday, July 5, at 2:00 P. M.



0



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Thursday, July 5, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2:00 P. M.



The roll was called and the following
to their names:
Mr. Speaker Clement Holland,
Amos Cobb Ingrahan
Andrews Collins Johnson
Ayers Crews Lambe
Baker Curtis Mann
Barber Davis Middleto
Barnhill Delegal Midyette
Baskin Elliott McAlpin
Beasley Ferran McDonal
Bedenbaugh Floyd MacGows
Bollinger Fuqua Nesmith
Burnsed Getzen Nilsson
Burwell Hancock Oelkers
Carlton Harrell Okell
Carter Harris Papy
Clark Holland, B. E. Peavy
A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.



ig members answered



F. F.



n

d
In



Pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The Journal for Thursday, June 28, was
corrected, was approved.
The Journal for Saturday, June 30, was
corrected, was approved.



Peters
Pooser
Poston
Rivers
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Turner
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky




corrected and as

corrected and as



The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Darby,
Hardin, Hendley, Jernigan, Melton, Murray, MacWilliam,
Saunders, Scales, Smith of Polk, Taylor and Yeomans from
attendance upon the Session of the House for today.
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following Message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, June 28, 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 failed to adopt:
House Concurrent Resolution No. 5-X:
WHEREAS, the matter of reapportionment of representa-
tion in the Senate and House of Representatives of the Legis-
lature of Florida has reached the point in the deliberations
of the respective Houses thereon of a seemingly unbreakable
deadlock; and
WHEREAS, the government of our State is suffering in con-



sequence thereof, and extravagant expenditures are being ne-
cessitated from the taxpayers' moneys, and disintegration of
State unity is gradually becoming more and more evident
among the people and seeping to some extent, into the'circle
of official functioning and relationships; and
WHEREAS, as intelligent men believing in democratic gov-
ernment and knowing that representation that is in fact truly
representative constitutes the cornerstone of successful Ameri-
can government in the States as well as in the Nation as a
whole; and
WHEREAS, we have had enough of this deadlock, and more
than enough of some of the threats and ultimatums that have
been voiced by members, and we believe that coordinated ef-
fort should be made by the membership of both the House and
Senate to solve this problem, with which we are now con-
fronted, and that we can only solve it by actual meeting in
session of our legislative Houses, and that a joint meeting un-
officially convened for the purpose of joint debate and ex-
pression may be helpful as a first step in reaching such solu-.
tion in that it puts both legislative Houses together rather
than in separate quarters for a joint informal consideration,
through argument and debate, of the subject matter;
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the House, with the
Senate concurring, shall meet in joint session in the Chambers
of the House of Representatives on the 28th day of June,
1945, convening at 2:30 o'clock P. M., subject to adjournment
upon a majority vote of both Houses, for a period of open and
frank discussion, on the part of such joint assembly; with the
principle recognized for representation in the Senate as the
proper one to determine the apportionment of such represen-
tation to be a territorial representation as distinguished from
a population representation; and with the principle recog-
nized to govern the determination of representation in the
House of Representatives as one to be determined, predicated
upon population in the different counties from which the rep-
resentation as a unit, is to be apportioned.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this joint session shall
be presided over by the President of the Senate and the Speak-
er of the House alternatingly, according to their joint con-
venience, and that it shall be an unofficial session with no
official records or journals kept thereof, but with minutes of
same, recording only the action of such joint meeting, to be
kept by the secretaries of the respective Houses.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.
Mr. Nilsson moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again at 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 2:10 P. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 11:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Friday, July 6, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A. M.



The roll was called and the
their names:
Mr. Speaker Crews
Amos Curtis
Andrews Delegal
Baker Elliott
Barber Ferran
Barnhill Fuqua
Baskin Getzen
Beasley Hancock
Bollinger Harris
Burwell Holland, B. E.
Carraway Holland, F. F.
Carter Ingraham
Clark Johnson,
Clement Mann
Cobb Middleton
A quorum present.



following members answered to



Midyette
McAlpin
MacGowan
MacWilliam
McDonald
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Peavy
Peters
Poston
Rivers
Roberts
Saunders



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



Prayer was offered,by the Chaplain.



Pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The Journal for Thursday, July 5, was corrected and as cor-
rected, was approved.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Carl-
ton, Darby, Davis, Hardin, Harrell, Hendley, Jernigan, Melton,
Murray, Papy, Pooser, Scales, Smith of Polk and Yeomans
from attendance upon the Session of the House for today.
Mr. MacGowan moved that the House do now resolve itself
into a Committee of the Whole House for the purpose of con-
sideration of House Bills referred to that Committee.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Harris moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again at 4:00 P. M. Monday, July 9.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 11:15 A. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 4:00 o'clock P. M., Monday, July 9.



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Monday, July 9, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 4:00 P.M.



The roll was called and
to their names:
Mr. Speaker Davis
Andrews Delegal
Baker Elliott
Baskin Ferran
Beasley Fuqua
Bedenbaugh Getzen"
Bollinger Gilmore
Burnsed Hancock
Burwell Harrell
Carlton Harris
Carraway Hendry
Carter Holland, F. F.
Clark Ingraham
Clement Jernigan
Cobb Johnson
Collins Kelly
Crews Lambe
Darby Lanier
A quorum present.



the following members answered



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



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



In the absence of Chaplain Fred B. Walker, prayer was
offered by Representative B. E. Holland of Hillsborough.
Pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The Journal for Friday, July 6, was corrected and as cor-
rected, was approved.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Amos,
Barnhill, Hendley, Leedy, Melton, Papy, Rivers and Scales
from attendance upon the Session of the House for today.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTION
By Mr. Beasley of Walton-
House Resolution No. 4-X:
BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives that
the office space adjacent to its assembly room on the East
side thereof where the Speaker's office is located, with the
exception of the Speaker's office, be and the same is hereby



made available to the Attorney General for use by the Statu-
tory Revision Department upon the adjournment of this
session of the Legislature until necessity for removal there-
from is occasioned by another session of the Legislature;
provided that no furnishings of the Legislature shall be made
use of, and provided further that the Speaker's office itself
shall be retained for the private use of the Speaker and
members during the intervening period between Legislative
sessions, and provided further that the Speaker shall direct
in any manner desired the use hereby agreed to and the
said Statutory Revision Department shall conform in all re-
spects to such directions. It being understood that there will
be made available as required from the Attorney General's
office secretarial assistance for the members of the legisla-
ture while using the Speaker's office between sessions and
that any other aid and assistance desired of said Depart-
ment by the Legislature shall be available as and when
requested.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Simpson moved that further consideration of House
Resolution No. 4-X be informally passed.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Simpson moved that the Committee on Legislative Ex-
pense be authorized to send appropriate floral designs, on
behalf of the House of Representatives, to the funerals of
Hon. G. Pierce Wood and of Mr. J. W. Pepper.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Clement moved that a Committee be appointed to draw
resolutions memorializing the death of Honorable G. Pierce
Wood and of Mr. J. W. Pepper.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed, as the committee,
Messrs. Clement, Simpson, Beasley and Fuqua.
Mr. Carlton moved that the House do now adjourn to
meet again at 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 5:15 P. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 11:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Tuesday, July 10, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



following members answered to



Mann
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
MacGowan
MacWilliam
McAlpin
McDonald
McKenzie
McKendree
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy



Peters
Pooser
Ray
Roberts
Saunders
Sellar .
Shepperd
Simpson
Stewart, E. L.
Stewart, W. W.
Stirling
Turner
Wainwright
V illlams
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Prayer was offered by Representative B. E. Holland of Hills-
borough.
Pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The Journal for Monday, July 9, was corrected and as cor-
rected, was approved.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Amos,
Ayers, Barber, Bronson, Carswell, Clark, Cook, Curtis, Dowda,
Gilmore, Harrell, Hendley, Jenkins, Johnson, Leedy, Melton,
Peeples, Poston, Rivers, Scales, Stewart of Hendry, Taylor,
Walker and Wilson from attendance upon the Session of the
House for today.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By The House of Representatives-
House Resolution No. 5-X:
MEMORIALIZING THE DEATH OF HON. GEORGE PIERCE
WOOD.
WHEREAS, the House of Representatives of the Legislature
of the State of Florida is desirous of paying homage and honor
to the memory of Honorable George Pierce Wood, whose sud-
den and untimely death shocks and grieves the membership
of the House and to this end does hereby adopt the following
preamble and resolution:
"Pierce," as he was familiarly known throughout our State,
was born at Attapulgus, Georgia, August 26, 1895, was edu-
cated in the public schools, at Emory College and the Uni-
versity of Florida; during his college career he was out-
standing in athletics, winning letters in football and basket-
ball; he was outstanding in the armed services during the
first world war and on being discharged entered business in
Liberty County, Florida, where his operations included farm-
ing, stock raising, naval stores, lumber and contracting on
a large scale. He later became general manager of the St.
Joe Paper Company at Port St. Joe, Florida and general
manager of the Apalachicola and Northern Railroad; he also
handled and conducted the DuPont interests, including the
Florida National Bank at Chipley, Florida.
George Pierce Wood was outstanding and distinguished in
the public services of our State, being first elected a mem-
ber of the State Legislature in 1928, from Liberty County,
in which body hQ served continuously for twelve years with
the exception of the 1933 session, culminating his legisla-
tive career with a brilliant record as Speaker of the House
in the 1939 session. His demise removes from active political,
civic, commercial and industrial life, one of Florida's most
outstanding citizens. During his public services he made a
definite and permanent contribution tq the State's economic
structure. His wonderful personality endeared him to the



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A. M.



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The roll was called and the
their names:
Mr. Speaker Davis
Andrews Delegal
Baker Elliott
Barnhill Ferran
Baskin Floyd
Beasley Fuqua
Bedenbaugh Getzen
Bollinger Hancock
Burnsed Hardin
Burwell Harris
Carlton Hendry
Carraway Holland, B. E.
Carter Holland, F. F.
Clement Ingraham
Cobb Jernigan
Collins Kelly
Crews Lambe
Darby Lanier
A quorum present.



members with whom he served and whose confidence and
esteem he possessed to an unusual degree. He was a man
who possessed the courage of his convictions and was un-
yielding in his advocacy of any measure or cause which he
deemed to the best interests of the State of Florida. He was
one of the few men who, in our generation, left a permanent
mark upon the progress of our State. His record for achieve-
ment in the economic life of our State will become a part
of the history of the period in which he lived. No doubt
had he chosen to remain in the field of public service other
great political honors would have awaited him. We deplore
his death, as well as the loss of his service in the future de-
velopment of our State.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE
IN EXTRAORDINARY SESSION ASSEMBLED:
That the House of Representatives of the 1945 session of
the Florida Legislature does hereby express its deepest re-
gret of the passing of our beloved friend, former member and
Speaker of this body, George Pierce Wood.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this memorial be re-
corded on a separate page in the Journal of the House for
this day:
That a copy thereof, attested by the Speaker and Chief
Clerk of the House of Representatives, be forwarded to the
family of our departed friend: his widow, Mrs. Eula Bell
Wood, his daughter, Miss Betty Willis Wood and his sons,
Norman Bell Wood and George Pierce Wood, Jr., and that
copies be furnished the press.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to and House Resolution No. 5-X was
adopted.
By the House of Representatives-
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 6-X
MEMORIALIZING THE DEATH OF JOSEPH WHEELER
PEPPER
WHEREAS, in the passing of JOSEPH WHEELER PEPPER,
there has been removed from our midst a lovable and fa-
miliar figure, a man whom we admired and for whom we
had the highest esteem, and one who will be missed from
our daily activities and our lives, Mr. Pepper was the father
of our distinguished Senator, Honorable Claude Pepper, and
is also survived by his widow, Mrs. Lena Pepper, Major
Joseph B. Pepper, Lt. Frank W. Pepper and a daughter, Mrs.
B. H. Willis.
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the membership of this body
now sitting in legislative session to express to the bereaved
family of JOSEPH WHEELER PEPPER our deep, sincere
and heartfelt sympathy, and share with the family their
deep sorrow and great loss of 'one of our beloved citizens.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
SECTION I. That we record with regret and sorrow the
passing of our beloved citizen and inscribe it upon the records
of our proceedings, on a separate page of the Journal, to be
set apart for that purpose;
SECTION II. That a copy, hereof, attested by the Speaker
and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives, be for-
warded to the family of our departed friend and a copy be
furnished the press.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Simpson moved the adoption of the resolution.
Which was agreed to and House Resolution No. 6-X was
adopted.










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By The House of Representatives


aoume ^Rezolution fto. 5=x

MEMORIALIZING THE DEATH OF HON. GEORGE PIERCE WOOD
WHEREAS, the House of Representatives of the Legislature of the State
of Florida is desirous of paying homage and honor to the memory of Honor-
able George Pierce Wood, whose sudden and untimely death shocks and grieves
the membership of the House and to this end does hereby adopt the following
preamble and resolution:
"Pierce", as he was familiarly known throughout our State, was born at
Attapulgus, Georgia, August 26, 1895, was educated in the public schools, at
Emory College and the University of Florida; during his college career he was
outstanding in athletics, winning letters in football and basketball; he was
outstanding in the armed services during the first world war and on being dis-
charged entered business in Liberty County, Florida, where his operations in-
cluded farming, stock raising, naval stores, lumber and contracting on a large
scale. He later became general manager of the St. Joe Paper Company at Port
St. Joe, Florida and general manager of the Apalachicola and Northern Rail-
road; he also handled and conducted the DuPont interests, including the Flor-
ida National Bank at Chipley, Florida.
George Pierce Wood was outstanding and distinguished in the public serv-
ices of our State, being first elected a member of the State Legislature in 1928,
from Liberty County, in which body he served continuously for twelve years
with the exception of the 1933 session, culminating his legislative career with
a brilliant record as Speaker of the House in the 1939 session. His demise re-
moves from active political, civic, commercial and industrial life, one of Flor-
ida's most outstanding citizens. During his public services he made a definite
and permanent contribution to the State's economic structure. His wonderful
personality endeared him to the members with whom lie served and whose
confidence and esteemlie possessed to an unusual degree. IIe was a man who
possessed the courage of his convictions and was unyielding in his advocacy
of any measure or cause which he deemed to the best interests of the State of
Florida. He was one of the few men who, in our generation, left a permanent
mark upon the progress of our State. His record for achievement in the
economic life of our State will become a part of the history of the period in
which he lived. No doubt had he chosen to remain in the field of public service
other great political honors would have awaited him. We deplore his death,
as well as the loss of his service in the future development of our State.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REP-
RESENTATIVES OF THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE IN EXTRAORDI-
NARY SESSION ASSEMBLED:
That the House of Representatives of the 1945 session, of the Florida
Legislature does hereby express its deepest regret of the passing of our beloved
friend, former member and Speaker of this body, George Pierce Wood.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this memorial be recorded on a
separate page in the Journal of the House for this day:
That a copy thereof, attested by the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives, be forwarded to the family of our departed friend:
his widow, Mrs. Eula Bell Wood, his daughter, Miss Betty Willis Wood and
his sons, Norman Bell Wood and George Pierce Wood, Jr., and that copies be
furnished the press.









July 10, 1945



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



By The House of Representatives


30ouse Resolution 3o. 6=X

MEMORIALIZING THE DEATH OF JOSEPH WHEELER PEPPER
WHEREAS, in the passing of JOSEPH WHEELER PEPPER, there
has been removed from our midst a lovable and familiar figure, a man whom
we admired and for whom we had the highest esteem, and one who will be
missed from our daily activities and our lives, Mr. Pepper was the father
of our distinguished Senator, Honorable Claude Pepper, and is also survived
by his widow, Mrs. Lena Pepper, Major Joseph B. Pepper, Lt. Frank W.
Pepper and a daughter, Mrs. B. H. Willis.
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the membership of this body now sitting
in legislative session to express to the bereaved family of JOSEPH WHEELER
PEPPER our deep, sincere and heartfelt sympathy, and share with the family
their deep sorrow and great loss of one of our beloved citizens,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
SECTION I. That we record with regret and sorrow the passing of our
beloved citizen and inscribe it upon the records of our proceedings, on a
separate page of the Journal, to be set apart for that purpose;
SECTION II. That a copy, hereof, attested, by the Speaker and Chief
Clerk of the House of Representatives, be forwarded to the family of our
departed friend and a copy be furnished the press.



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INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Hancock of Madison-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 6-X:
A Concurrent Resolution adjourning the House of Repre-
sentatives to November 1, 1945, subject to the call of the
Speaker prior to that date.
WHEREAS, it has become apparent that it will be im-
possible for the Legislature to agree in the near future on
a plan to reapportion representation in the State Senate, End
WHEREAS, the House of Representatives is merely marking
time until a feasible plan shall be adopted by the Senate;
'NOW THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
That the House of Representatives shall adjourn until
November 1, 1945, or until such intervening date upon which
the Speaker thereof shall see fit to call it into active session.
During the period of such adjournment the members of
the House of Representatives shall receive no compensation
in their capacities as such members, but the Speaker may
retain the services of the attaches whom he shall deem
necessary.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee of the Whole House.



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SOF REPRESENTATIVES July 10, 1945

Mr. Okell moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort Lt. D. C. Coleman, Jr., of the U. S. Army, Mrs. D. C.
Coleman, Jr. and Senator D. C. Coleman of the 13th District
to the rostrum.

Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Okell, Oelkers
and Peters as a committee which escorted Lt. and Mrs. Cole-
man and Senator Coleman to the rostrum where they were
introduced by the Speaker to the membership of the House.
Mr. Carlton moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort Lt. Jack Mathews, of the U. S. Navy, and his father
Senator John E. Mathews of the 18th District to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Carlton, Crews
and Morgan as a committee which escorted Lt. Mathews and
Senator Mathews to the rostrum where they were introduced
by the Speaker to the membership of the House.
Mr. Carlton moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again at 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 11:36 A. M. the House stood
adjourned until 11:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.











JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Wednesday, July 11, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered
to their names:



Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Hancock
Hardin
Harrell
Harris
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
,Ingraham
Jenkins
Jernigan
Johnson
Lanier
present.



Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Midyette
Morgan
Murray
McAlpin
McDonald
McKenzie
McKendree
McMullen
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy



Prayer was offered by Representative
Hillsborough.
Pledge of allegiance to the flag.



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



B. E. Holland of



The Journal for Tuesday, July 10, was corrected and as
corrected, was approved.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Amos,
Ayers, Barber, Bronson, Burnsed, Carswell, Cook, Dowda,
Floyd, Gilmore, Hendley, Kelly, Lambe, Melton, Oelkers,
Peeples, Rivers, Scales, Stewart of Hendry, Taylor and Walker
from attendance upon the Session of the House for today.
Mr. Beasley asked unanimous consent of die House to
withdraw House Resolution No. 4-X, which had been intro-
duced on July 9 and informally passed, from further con-
sideration of the House.
Without objection it was so ordered.
.Mr. Hancock moved that House Concurrent Resolution
No. 6-X, which had been referred to the Committee of the
Whole House on yesterday, be withdrawn from the Committee.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Hancock asked unanimous consent of the House to
withdraw House Concurrent Resolution No. 6-X from further
consideration of the House.
Without objection it was so ordered.



INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. McKenzie of Levy-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 7-X.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE
CONCURRING:
Section 1. That the Speaker of the House of Representa-
tives and the President of the Senate of the State of Florida,
be and they are hereby authorized, empowered and in-
structed, as follows:
Section 2. That the Speaker of the House be and he is
hereby authorized, empowered and instructed to select and
appoint twenty-two (22) members of the House of Repre-
sentatives, and that the President of the Senate be and he
is hereby authorized, empowered and instructed to select and
appoint twenty-two (22) members of the Senate; the said
members of the House of Representatives and the Senate to
form a joint committee to organize for the purpose of calling
and to call and hold a public hearing before the said com-
mittee at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida, and at a time
to be fixed by said committee, and to invite the citizens of
the State of Florida to come before said committee and to
express their views, either orally, in writing or by petition,
as to what should be done in reference to the matter of re-
apportionment that has been before the pending special ses-
sion of the Legislature of the State of Florida.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee of the Whole House.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS
,By Mr. Andrews of Union-
H. B. No. 8-X-A bill to be entitled An Act reapportioning
representation in the State Senate.
Which was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee of the Whole House.
Mr. McKenzie moved that the House do now resolve itself
into a Committee of the Whole House for the purpose of con-
sideration of House Bills and House Concurrent Resolutions
referred to that Committee.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Carlton moved that the House do now adjourn to
meet again at 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.
Which was agreed to. *
Thereupon at the hour of 11:14 A. M. the House stood
adjourned until 11:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.



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Mr. Speaker
Andrews
Baker
Barber
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carter
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Crews
Curtis
A quorum











JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Thursday, July 12, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:



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



Lambe
Leedy
MacGowan
MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Midyette
Murray
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
McMullen
Nesmith
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peters



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



Prayer was offered by Representative B. E. Holland of Hills-
borough.
Pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The Journal for Wednesday, July 11, was corrected and as
corrected, was approved.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Amos,
Barber, Bronson, Burnsed, Carswell, Cook, Davis, Dowda, Floyd,
Gilmore, Hendley, Kelly, Lanier, Melton, Morgan, McAlpin,
Nilsson, Peeples, Rivers, Scales, Stewart of Hendry, Taylor and
Walker from attendance upon the Session of the House for
today.
Mr. Carlton moved that House Bill No. 8-X, which had been
referred to the Committee of the Whole House, be withdrawn



from that Committee and placed before the House for consid-
eration.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
And
H. B. No. 8-X-A bill to be entitled An Act reapportioning
representation in the State Senate.
Was taken up.
Mr. Andrews moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 8-X be read a second time by its title.
Which was agreed to.
And House Bill No. 8-X was read a second time by its title.
Amendment No. 1:
Mr. Clement of Pinellas offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 8-X.
Strike out the enacting clause.
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of the amendment.
Pending consideration thereof.
Mr. Clement asked unanimous consent of the House to
withdraw Amendment No. 1 to House Bill No. 8-X from further
consideration of the House.
Without objection it was so ordered.
Mr. Andrews asked unanimous consent of the House to with-
draw House Bill No. 8-X from further consideration of the
House.
Without objection it was so ordered.
Mr. Carlton moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again at 11:00 A. M. on Monday, July 16.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 11:13 A. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 11:00 o'clock, Monday, July 16.



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Mr. Speaker
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Barnhill
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carter
Clark
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Crews
A quorum



C











JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Monday, July 16, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A. M.



The roll was
their names:
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Baker
Baskin
Bollinger
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carswell
Cobb
Collins



called and the following members answered to



Crews
Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Fuqua
Getzen
Hancock
Harrell
Harris
Ingraham
Jernigan
Lambe



Leedy
MacGowan
Midyette
Nesmith
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples
Pooser
Poston
Ray
Rivers



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



A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
Pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The Journal for Thursday, July 12, was corrected and as
corrected, was approved.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Barn-
hill, Clement, Ferran, Floyd, Hardin, Hendley, Hendry, Hol-
land of Hillsborough, Kelly, Mann, Melton, Middleton, Mc-
Donald, McKenzie, Murray, Peters, Scales, Nilsson and Tay-
lor from attendance upon the Session of the House for today.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
By Messrs. Simpson of Jefferson and Leedy of Orange-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 8-X:
WHEREAS, Col. Dan McCarty has recently returned from
duty overseas, and
WHEREAS, Dan McCarty distinguished himself as a mem-



ber of the House of Representatives for three sessions, serving
as Speaker of the House in 1941,
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
That Col. Dan McCarty be invited to address a joint session
of the Senate and the House of Representatives at some time
to be agreed upon by Col. McCarty, and a Committee be des-
ignated by the President of the Senate and'the Speaker of the
House.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and House Con-
current Resolution No. 8-X be read the second time in full.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And House Concurrent Resolution No 8-X was read the sec-
ond time in full
Mr. Simpson moved the adoption of the Concurrent Resolu-
tion.
Which was agreed to.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 8-X was adopted and the
same was ordered certified to the Senate.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS
Messrs. MacGowan of Gadsden and Shepperd of St. Johns-
H. B. No. 9-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion the
representation of the State of Florida in the Senate of the
State of Florida.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee of the Whole House.
Mr. Carlton moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again at 11:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Which was "agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 11:24 A. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 11:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Tuesday, July 17, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker Collins Lambe Ray
Amos Crews Leedy Rivers
Andrews Darby MacGowan Sellar
Ayers Davis Middleton Shepperd
Baker Delegal Midyette Simpson
Barnhill Elliott Morgan Smith, L. W.
Baskin Floyd McAlpin Smith, M. B.
Beasley Fuqua McDonald Stewart, E. L.
Bedenbaugh Getzen McKenzie Stirling
Bollinger Gilmore McMullen Turner
Burnsed Harrell Nesmith Wainwright
Burwell Harris Oelkers Williams
Carlton Holland, B. E. Okell Wilson
Carraway Holland, F. F. Papy Wotitzky
Carter Ingraham Peavy Yeomans
Clark Jernigan Peeples
Cobb Johnson Poston
A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
Pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The Journal for Monday, July 16, was corrected and as cor-
rected, was approved.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Clem-
ent, Ferran, Hardin, Hendley, Hendry, Kelly, Melton, Murray,
Nilsson, Peters, Pooser, Scales and Taylor from attendance
upon the Session of the House for today.
Mr. Turner moved that a committee of three be appointed to
escort Captain L. R. Barber, Jr., of the 8th Air Force, to the
rostrum.
Which was agreed to. Thereupon the Speaker appointed
Messrs. Turner, Shepperd and Leedy as a committee who
escorted Captain Barber to the rostrum where he was intro-
duced by the Speaker to the membership of the House.
Mr. Ayers moved that Staff Sergeant Lasfinger of Gilchrist
County, who has been serving as an aerial gunner on a Flying
Fortress and has been a prisoner of war for eighteen months,
be presented to the House.
Which was agreed to. Thereupon Mr. Ayers presented Staff
Sergeant Lasfinger to the membership of the House.
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following Message from the Senate was received and read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, July 17, 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 adopted-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 8-X:
WHEREAS, Col. Dan McCarty has recently returned from
duty overseas, and



WHEREAS, Dan McCarty distinguished himself as a mem-
ber of the House of Representatives for three sessions, serving
as Speaker of the House in 1941,
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
That Col. Dan McCarty be invited to address a joint session
of the Senate and the House of Representatives at some time
to be agreed upon by Col. McCarty, and a Committee be desig-
nated by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the
House.
And pursuant to House Concurrent Resolution No. 8-X, the
President has appointed Senators Carroll and Baynard as the
Committee on the part of the Senate.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 8-X was, ordered re-
ferred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.
The Speaker announced that he had appointed Messrs. Leedy
and Simpson as the committee on the part of the House in ac-
cordance with the provisions of House Concurrent Resolu-
tion No. 8-X.
Mr. Carlton moved that the House do now resolve itself into
a Committee of the Whole House for the purpose of consider-
ation of House Bill No. 9-X.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 11:13 A. M, the House resolved
itself into a Committee of the Whole House, Mr. Simpson pre-
siding.
The Committee of the Whole House having arisen-
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:47 A. M.
A quorum present.
Mr. Shepperd moved that 200 copies of House Bill No. 9-X
be mimeographed for distribution to the membership of the
House.
Which was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Mr. Carlton moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort the Honorable Claude Pepper, United States Senator
from Florida, to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to. Thereupon the Speaker appointed
Messrs. Carlton, Crews and Morgan as a committee who es-
corted Senator Pepper to the rostrum where he read a letter
addressed to the Speaker of the House conveying his and
his family's appreciation for the expressions of sympathy
on the part of the membership of the House in the recent
death of his father, Mr. Joseph Wheeler Pepper.
Mr. Carlton moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again at 11:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 12:01 P. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 11:00 o'clock Wednesday, April 18.



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Wednesday, July 18, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:



Darby
Davis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hancock
Harrell
Harris
Holland, B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Jernigan
Johnson
Lambe
Leedy



Mann
Middleton
Midyette
McDonald
MacGowan
McKendree
McKenzie
McMullen
MacWilliam
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peeples -
Peters
Pooser



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



A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
Pledge of allegiance to the flag.

The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Clem-
ent, Floyd, Hardin, Hendley, Kelly, Melton, Murray, Scales and
Taylor from attendance upon the Sessions of the House for
today.
Mr. Shepperd moved that a committee of three be appointed
by the Speaker for the purpose of drafting a House Resolu-
tion requesting the Governor to secure an advisory opinion
from the Supreme Court relative to the propriety of introduc-
tion of a joint resolution at this Extraordinary Session.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion that a committee of
three be appointed to draw up the House Resolution, the re-
sult was:



Yeas-38.
Mr. Speaker
Amos
Barber
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed
Carraway
Carter
Cobb
Nays-30.
Andrews
Baker
Baskin
Burwell
Carlton
Clark
Collins
Darby
The motion



Crews
Davis
Elliott
Fuqua
Harris
Holland. B. E.
Holland, F. F.
Ingraham
Leedy
MacGowan


Delegal
Ferran
Getzen
Gilmore
Harrell'
Jernigan
Johnson
Lambe
was agreed to.



MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
McDonald
McKenzie
McMullen
Oelkers
Peters
Ray
Rivers


Midyette
McKendree
-Nesmith
Okell
Peavy
Peeples
Pooser
Poston



Roberts
Saunders
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Turner
Wainwright




Sellar
Stirling
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Shepperd, Ray
and Harris as the committee to draw up the House Resolution.
At 11:17 A. M. the House stood in informal recess until
11:30 A. M. today.
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:30 A. M.
A quorum present.



Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Baker
Barber
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carter
Clark
Cobb
Collins
Crews



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REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS
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, Florida, July 17, 1945.
Hon. Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:.
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
House Concurrent Resolution No. 8-X:
A concurrent resolution relating to an address to the Senate
and House of Representatives in joint session by Col. Dan
McCarty.
Has carefully examined same, and finds same correctly en-
rolled 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.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 8-X, 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, Florida, July 18, 1945.
Hon. Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom as re-
ferred:
House Concurrent Resolution No. 8-X:
A concurrent resolution relating to an address to the Senate
and House of Representatives in joint session by Col. Dan Mc-
Carty.
Begs 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. Simpson moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort Col. Dan McCarty, former Speaker of the House of
Representatives, to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to. The Speaker appointed Messrs. Simp-
son, Leedy and Saunders as a committee who escorted Col.
McCarty to the rostrum where he was introduced by the
Speaker. Thereuuon Col. McCarty addressed the members of
the House and Senate.
Mr. Simpson then arose and presented Mrs. Dan McCarty to
the members of the House and the Senate.










JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Mr. Carlton moved that the House do now stand in informal
recess until 12:00 o'clock Noon.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 11:41 A. M. the House stood in
informal recess until 12:00 o'clock Noon.
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 12:00
o'clock Noon.
A quorum present.
Mr. Carlton moved that the House do now adjourn to re-
convene at 2:30 P. M. this afternoon.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 12:05 P. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 2:30 P. M. this afternoon.

AFTERNOON SESSION

The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2:30 P. M.



The roll was called and the
their names:
Mr. Speaker Davis
Amos Delegal
Andrews Elliott
Baker Ferran
Barber Fuqua
Baskin Getzen
Bedenbaugh Gilmore
Bollinger Hancock
Burnsed Harris
Burwell Holland, B. E.
Carlton Holland. F. F.
Carraway Ingraham
Carter Jernigan
Clark Johnson
Cobb Lambe
Collins Leedy
Darby MacGowan
A quorum present.



following members answered to



MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
Midyette
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peavy
Peters
Poston
Ray
Rivers



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



July 18, 1945



The Speaker announced that he had excused Mr. Beasley
from attendance upon the Session of the House for this after-
noon.
Mr. Shepperd reported that the Committee which had been
appointed this morning for the purpose of drafting the pro-
posed House Resolution had not yet completed its work.
'-Mr. Carlton moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again at 11:00 A. M. tomorrow morning.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Carlton that
the House do now adjourn to meet again at 11:00 A. M. to-
morrow morning, the result was:



Yeas-33.
Mr. Speaker
Baker
Bollinger
Carlton
Cobb-
Collins
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Nays-31.
Amos
Andrews
Barber
Baskin
Burnsed
Carswell
Carter
Clark
Darby
The motion



Getzen
Holland, B. E.
Ingraham
Leedy
MacWilliam
Mann
Middleton
McDonald
Nilsson


Davis
Delegal
Gilmore
Hancock
Harrell
Harris
Holland, F. F.
Jernigan
Johnson
was agreed to.



Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peters
Rivers
Roberts
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson


Lambe
MacGowan
McKendree
McKenzie
Nesmith
Peavy
Pooser
Poston
Ray



Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Turner
Wainwright
Wotitzky





Stirling
Williams
Wilson
Yeomans



Thereupon at the hour of 2:35 P. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 11:00 A. M. Thursday, July 19.



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Thursday, July 19, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker Ferran Morgan Roberts
Amos Floyd McAlpin Saunders
Andrews Fuqua McDonald Sellar
Baker Getzen MacGowan Shepperd
Baskin Gilmore McMullen Simpson
Bedenbaugh Hancock MacWilliam Smith, L. W.
Bollinger Harris McKendree Smith, M. B.
Burwell Holland, B.E. McKenzie Stewart, E. L.
Carlton Holland, F. F. Nesmith Stirling
Carraway Ingraham Oelkers Turner
Carter Jernigan Okell Wainwright
Clark Johnson Papy Williams
Cobb Lambe Peavy Wilson
Collins Lanier Peeples Wotitzky
Darby Leedy Peters Yeomans
Davis Mann Poston
Delegal Middleton Ray
Elliott Midyette Rivers
A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
Pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The Journals for Tuesday, July 17, and Wednesday, July 18,
were corrected and as corrected, were approved.
The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Beas-
ley, Clement, Hardin, Hendley, Kelly, Melton, Murray, Pooser,
Scales and Taylor from attendance upon the Session of the
House for today.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Hancock of Madison-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 9-X:
A Concurrent Resolution adjourning the House of Repre-
sentatives to November 1, 1945, subject to the call of the Speak-
er prior to that date.



WHEREAS, it has become apparent that it will be impossible
for the Legislature to agree in the near future on a plan to
reapportion representation in the State Senate, and
WHEREAS, the House of Representatives is merely marking
time until a feasible plan shall be adopted by the Senate; NOW
THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
That the House of Representatives shall adjourn until No-
vember 1, 1945, or until such intervening date upon which the
Speaker thereof shall see fit to call it into active session.
During the period of such adjournment the members of the
House of Representatives shall receive no compensation in
their capacities as such members, but the Speaker may retain
the services of the attaches whom he shall deem necessary.
Which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee of the Whole House.
Mr. Carlton moved that the House do now resolve itself into
a Committee of the Whole House for the purpose of further
consideration of House Bill No. 9-X.
Which was agreed to. Thereupon at the hour of 11:08 A. M.
the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House,
Mr. Simpson presiding.
The Committee of the Whole House having arisen-
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 12:11 P. M.
A quorum present.
Mr. Simpson, Chairman of the Committee of the. Whole
House, reported that the Committee had carefully considered
House Bill No. 9-X and recommends that it pass, as amended.
Mr. Nesmith moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again at 12:00 o'clock Noon Monday morning.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 12:13 P. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 12:00 o'clock Noon, Monday, July 23.



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Monday, July 23, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 12:00
Noon.
The roll was called and the following members answered
to their names:



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



Johnson
Lambe
Lanier
MacGowa
MacWilli
Mann
Middletoi
Midyette
Murray
McAlpin
McKendr
McMuller
Nesmith
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Peavy
Peters



A quorum present.
Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
Pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The Journal for Thursday, July 19,
corrected, was approved.



Pooser
Poston
Ray
in Rivers
am Saunders
Sellar
I Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
ee Stirling
S Turner
Wainwright
Walker
Williams
Wilson
Wotitzky
Yeomans




was corrected and as



The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Hardin,
Hendley, Leedy, Melton, Scales, Smith of Polk and Taylor
from attendance upon the Session of the House for today.
The following communication was received and read:



State of Florida
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
Tallahassee

Honorable Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Sir:



July 19, 1945.



I have the honor to inform you that on yesterday I ap-
proved 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:
House Concurrent Resolution No. 8X Relating to Colonel
Dan McCarty.
Respectfully,
MILLARD F. CALDWELL.
Governor.
Mr. Crews moved that a committee of three be appointed to
escort Mr. Shannon Lining, a former Captain in the Infantry
of the U. S. who was liberated from a German prison camp
by the Russians, to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to. Thereupon the Speaker appointed
Messrs. Crews, Carlton and Fuqua as a committee which es--
corted Mr. Lining to the rostrum where he was introduced by
the Speaker to the membership of the House.
Mr. Carlton moved that the House do now adjourn to meet
again at 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the House stood adjourned' until 11:00 o'clock
tomorrow morning.



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Mr. Speaker
Amos
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Baskin
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed,
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Carter
Clark
Cobb
Collins
Cook











JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Tuesday, July 24, 1945


EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:00 A. M.



The roll was called and
to their names:



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



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



the following members answered



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



A quorum present.

Prayer was offered by the Chaplain.
Pledge of allegiance to the flag.
The Journal for Monday, July 23, was
corrected, was approved.



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



corrected and as



The Speaker announced that he had excused Messrs. Barn-
hill, Carraway, Dowda, Hendley, Johnson, Kelly, Leedy, Pee-
ples, Pooser, Scales, Stewart of Lee and Taylor from atten-
dance upon the Sessions of the House for today.
Mr. Carlton moved that the House do now stand in in-
formal recess until 2:00 o'clock this afternoon.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 11:07 A. M. the House stood in
informal recess until 2:00 o'clock this afternoon.
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2:00 P. M.
A quorum present.
Mr. Harris moved that the House do now stand in informal
recess until 5:00 o'clock this afternoon.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Jernigan offered a substitute motion that the House
do now adjourn to meet again at 11:00 A. M. tomorrow.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the substitute motion by
Mr. Jernigan that the House do now adjourn to meet again
at 11:00 A. M. tomorrow, the result was:
Yeas-23.
Andrews Darby Lambe Poston
Barber Floyd MacGowan Ray
Baskin Hancock Middleton Wainwright
Burnsed Harrell Papy Williams
Carter Holland, F. F. Peavy Wilson
Clark Jernigan Pooser
Nays-49.
Mr. Speaker Baker Burwell Cobb
Amos Bedenbaugh Carlton Collins
Ayers Bronson Clement Cook



Crews Ingraham McKenzie Smith, L. W.
Getzen Jenkins McMullen Smith, M. B.
Elliott Johnson Nilsson Stewart, E. L.
Ferran Lanier Oelkers Stirling
Fuqua MacWilliam Peters Turner
Getzen Mann Rivers Walker
Hardin Morgan Roberts Wotitzky
Harris Murray Saunders Yeomans
Hendry McDonald Sellar
Holland, B. E. McKendree Shepperd
The substitute motion was not agreed to.
The question then recurred on the motion by Mr. Harris
that the House do now stand in informal recess until 5:00
o'clock this afternoon.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 2:05 P. M. the House stood in
informal recess until 5:00 o'clock this afternoon.
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 5:00 P. M.
A quorum present.
Mr. Clement moved that the House do now proceed to the
order of consideration of Messages from the Senate.
Which- was agreed to.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, July 24, 1945.
Hon. Evans McCrary,
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. 22-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion
the representation of the State of Florida in the Senate 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. 22-X contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee of the Whole House.
Mr. Clement moved that the House do now stand in in-
formal recess until 6:00 o'clock this afternoon.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Jernigan moved that the motion by Mr. Clement be
laid on the table.
Which was not agreed to.
The question then recurred on the motion by Mr. Clement
that the House do now stand in informal recess until 6:00
o'clock this afternoon.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 5:08 P. M. the House stood in
informal recess until 6:00 o'clock this afternoon.
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 6:00 P. M.
The roll was called and the following members answered to
their names:



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



July 24, 1945



Mr. Speaker Crews
Amos Curtis
Andrews Darby
Ayers Davis
Baker Delegal
Barber Elliott
Baskin Ferran
Beasley Floyd
Bedenbaugh Fuqua
Bollinger Getzen
Bronson Gilmore
Burnsed Hancock
Burwell Harrell
Carlton Hardin
Carter Harris
Carswell Hendry
Clark Holland, B. E.
Clement Holland, F. F.
Cobb Ingraham
Collins Jenkins
Cook Jernigan
A quorum present.



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



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



Mr. Clement moved that Senate Bill No. 22-X, which had
been referred to the Committee of the Whole House, be with-
drawn from that Committee.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Clement moved that the House do now take up and
consider Senate Bill No. 22-X.
Which was agreed to, and
S. B. No. 22-X-A bill to be entitled An Act to apportion
the representation of the State of Florida in the Senate of the-
State of Florida.
Was taken up.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 22-X be read a second time by its title.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion to waive the rules
and read Senate Bill No. 22-X a second time by its title, the
result was:



Yeas-60.
Mr. Speaker
Ayers,
Baker
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burwell
Carlton
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Crews
Nays-16.
Amos
Andrews
Barber
Burnsed



Curtis
Delegal
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Gilmore
Hardin
Harris
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Lambe
Lanier

Carswell
Carter
Clark
Hancock



MacWilliam
Mann
Melton
Middleton
Morgan
Murray
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
McMullen
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peters

Harrell
Holland, F. F.
Jernigan
Peavy



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

Poston
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson



When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Clement to
lay on the table Amendment No. 1 to Senate Bill No. 22-X.
the result was:
Yeas-50.
Mr. Speaker Elliott Morgan Saunders
Baker Ferran Murray Sellar
Bedenbaugh Fuqua McDonald Shepperd
Bollinger Getzen McKenzie Smith, L. W.
Bronson Hardin McMullen Smith, M. B.
Burwell Harris Nilsson Stewart, E. L.
Carlton Hendry Oelkers Stirling
Clement Holland, B.E. Okell Turner
Cobb Ingraham Papy Walker
Collins Jenkins Peters Wotitzky
Cook Lanier Ray Yeomans
Crews 'MacWilliam Rivers
Curtis Mann Roberts
Nays-29.
Amos Carter Harrell Peavy
Andrews Clark Holland, F. F. Poston
Ayers Darby Jernigan Simpson
Barber Davis Lambe Wainwright
Baskin Delegal MacGowan Wilson
Beasley Floyd Melton
Burnsed Gilmore Middleton
Carswell Hancock Nesmith
The motion was agreed to and Amendment No. 1 to Sen-
ate Bill No. 22-X was laid on the table.
Amendment No. 2:
Mr. Nesmith of Wakulla offered the following amendment
to Senate Bill No. 22-X:
In Section 2, of the bill, strike out the words "16th-Nas-
sau County" and insert the following in lieu threof: "16th
Monroe County" and in the 18th District add the words: "and
Nassau County."
Mr. Nesmith moved the adoption of the amendment.
Which was not agreed to, and Amendment No. 2 failed of
adoption.
Amendment No. 3:
Messrs. Poston and Holland of Bay offered the following
amendment to Senate Bill No. 22-X:
In Section 2, of the bill in District Sixteen- Strike out the
words "Nassau County" and insert the words "Calhoun
County and Gulf County"
In District Tweny-Five- Strike out the words "Calhoun
County and Gulf County"
In District Twenty-Nine- Add the words "And Nassau
County"
Mr. Poston moved the adoption of the amendment.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Clement moved that the amendment be laid on the
table.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Clement
to lay on the table Amendment No. 3 to Senate Bill No. 22-X,
the result was:



The motion was agreed to by two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 22-X was read a second time by its
title.
Amendment No. 1:
Messrs. Delegal and Gilmore of Suwannee offered the fol-
lowing amendment to Senate Bill No. 22-X:
In Section 2, of the bill, in the 17th District, strike out
"Hamilton County" and in the 14th District add "and Ham-
ilton County."
Mr. Delegal moved the adoption of the amendment.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Clement moved that the amendment be laid on the
table.
A roll call was demanded.



Yeas-51.
Ayers
Baker
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Curtis
Nays-30.
Amos
Andrews



Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Hardin
Harris
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Lanier
MacWilliam
Mann

Barber
Baskin



Morgan
Murray
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
McMullen
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peters
Ray
Rivers

Beasley
Carswell



Roberts
Saunders
Sellar
Shepperd
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stirling
Turner
Walker
Wotitzky
Yeomans


Carter
Clark



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Crews Hancock Melton Simpson
Darby Harrell Middleton Wainwright
Davis Holland, F. F. Midyette Williams
Delegal Jernigan Nesmith Wilson
Floyd Lambe Peavy
Gilmore MacGowan Poston
The motion was agreed to and Amendment No. 3 to Senate
Bill No. 22-X was laid on the table.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 22-X be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion to waive the rules
and read Senate Bill No. 22-X a third time in full, the result
was:
Yeas-55.



Mr. Speaker
Ayers
Baker
Baskin
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burwell
Carlton
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Nays-26.
Amos.
Andrews
Barber
Burnsed
Carswell
Carter
Clark



Crews
Curtis
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Hardin
Harris
Hendry
Holland, B. E.
Ingraham
Jenkins
Lanier
MacWilliam

Darby
Davis
Delegal
Floyd
Gilmore
Hancock
Harrell



Mann
Morgan
Murray
McDonald
McKendree
McKenzie
McMullen.
Nilsson
Oelkers
Okell
Papy
Peters
Ray
Rivers

Holland, F. F.
Jernigan
Lambe
MacGowan
Melton
Middleton
Nesmith



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


Peavy
Poston
Wainwright
Wilson



The motion was agreed to by two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 22-X was read a third time in full.
Mr. Carlton moved the previous question on the passage of
Senate Bill No. 22-X.
Which was agreed to.
The question then recurred on the final passage of Senate
Bill No. 22-X.
When the vote was taken on the passage of Senate Bill No.
22-X, the result was:
Yeas-56.
Mr. Speaker Crews MacGowan Peters
Ayers Curtis MacWilliam Ray
Baker Darby Mann Rivers
Beasley Elliott Midyette Roberts
Bedenbaugh Ferran Morgan Saunders
Bollinger Fuqua Murray Sellar
Bronson Getzen McDonald Shepperd
Burwell Hardin McKendree Simpson
Carlton Harris McKenzie Smith, M. B.
Carter Hendry McMullen Stewart, E. L.
Clement Holland, B. E. Nilsson Turner
Cobb Ingraham Oelkers Walker
Collins Jenkins Okell Wotitzky
Cook Lanier Papy Yeomans
Nays-23.
Amos Davis Holland, F. F. Peavy
Andrews Delegal Jernigan Poston
Barber Floyd Melton Wainwright
Burnsed Gilmore Middleton Williams
Carswell Hancock McAlpin Wilson
Clark Harrell Nesmith
So Senate Bill No. 22-X passed, title as stated.
Mr. Wotitzky moved the rules be further waived and Senate
Bill No. 22-X be immediately certified to the Senate.
Which was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
And Senate Bill No. 22-X was ordered immediately certified
to the Senate.



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NOTICE OF PAIR
I am paired with Mr. Barnhill of Okaloosa County. If he
were here he would vote "No" and I would vote "Yes" on the
passage of Senate Bill No. 22-X.
FRANK STIRLING of Broward.
NOTICE OF PAIR
I am paired with Honorable H. B. Kelly of Collier County.
I vote No on the passage of Senate Bill No. 22-X. If Mr. Kelly
were here he would vote Yes.
JOHN E. LAMBE,
Representative, Jackson County.
NOTICE OF PAIR
I am paired with Joe Scales of Taylor County. Were he here
he would vote "No" on Senate Bill No. 22-X and I vote "Aye".
LISLE W. SMITH of -Polk County.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote "Yes" on the final passage of Senate Bill 22-X and
offer the following explanation:
I am voting "Yes" because this seems to be the only com-
promise which can be passed at this time. It manifestly is not
an entirely fair bill, but since it is a compromise, and does
not give as much as asked by one group and yields more than
the other group originally felt it desired to grant, I vote for
it. However, I sincerely trust it will lead to a careful study of
the needs and.will result in the 1947 session of the Legisla-
ture offering a more carefully drawn Resolution to offer to
the electors of Florida a constitutional amendment which will
forever prevent a recurrence of such a dissention as we have
had in this extraordinary session.
Sincerely,
K. A. MacGOWAN,
Representative, Gadsden County.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
I vote "No" upon the passage of Senate Bill No. 22-X for
this reason: I don't think it's fair to either North or South
Florida for the reason it leaves Nassau County with 10,859 peo-
ple and leaves Bay, Calhoun, Gulf and Washington Counties
with 70,312 people.
J. J. WILLIAMS of Holmes County.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
In voting "No" on Senate Bill Number 22-X I wish to state
that I am not of the belief that the Bill as drawn is a fair
reapportionment of the Senate as is required by the Constitu-
tion, and thus is not fair to all of the people of the State.
HOLMES MELTON, JR.
Representatives, Lafayette County.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
As an explanation of my voting "no" against Senate Bill No.
22-X, I wish it to be recorded in the Journal that in my opin-
ion that this bill does not reapportion the State of Florida in
accordance to the Constitution.
It is clearly seen that this bill had been proposed and passed
for political expediency and for that reason only.
How can any such Reapportionment Bill be fair, when it
takes one district of which Bay and other counties is com-
posed and which has over 70,000 population and a 10th Dis-
trict composed of Madison and Taylor counties with over
26,000 giving them one Senator each and leaving that district
which is comprised of Nassau County having a population of
less than 11,000 to have one Senator?
Furthermore, I see in this overbalance of power, an ulti-
mate reapportionment of the gas tax and race track funds
which, if accomplished, will strike at the heart of the educa-
tional system of the State. I am firmly convinced that this a
struggle between big counties and little counties which only
time will prove.
W. E. (BUCK) HANCOCK,
Representative, Madison County.
Mr. Floyd moved that the rules be waived and the House
do now revert to the order of Introduction of House Concur-
rent Resolutions.



July 24, 1945











JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was talen on the motion to waive the rules
and revert to the order of Introduction of House Concurrent
Resolutions, the result was:
Yeas-27.



Darby
Davis
Delegal
Floyd
Harrell
Jernigan
Lambe

Crews
Curtis
Elliott
Ferran
Fuqua
Getzen
Hardin
Harris
Hendry
Holland, B.
Ingraham



MacGowan
Melton
Middleton
Midyette
Nesmith
Papy
Poston

Lanier
MacWilliam
Morgan
McKendree
McKenzie
Nilsson
Okell
Roberts
*Saunders
E. Sellar
Shepperd



Ray
Rivers
Simpson
Wainwright
Williams
Wilson


Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart, E. L.
Stirling
Turner
Walker
Wotitzky
Yeomans



The motion was not agreed to by two-thirds vote.
Mr. Simpson moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort Senator John E. Mathews of the 18th District to the
rostrum.
-Which was agreed to. Thereupon the Speaker appointed
Messrs. Simpson, Morgan and Curtis as a committee which
escorted Senator Mathews to the rostrum where he was pre-
sented by the Speaker to the membership of the House.
Mr. Nesmith moved that committee of three be appointed
to escort Senator S. D. Clarke of the 22nd District, the Presi-
dent-elect of the Senate for the 1947 Session of the Florida
Legislature, to the rostrum.
Which was agreed to. Thereupon the Speaker appointed
Messrs. Nesmith, Simpson and Clark as a committee which
escorted Senator Clarke to the rostrum where he was pre-
sented by the Speaker to the membership of the House.
Mr. Sirmpson 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.
"INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Simpson of Jefferson-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 10-X:
A Concurrent Resolution concerning adjournment sine die.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CONCURRING:
" That the time of adjournment sine die of the extraordinary
session of the 1945 Legislature be and the same is hereby
fixed at the hour of 8:45 P. M. Tuesday, July 24th, 1945, at
which time the extraordinary session of the 1945 session of
the Florida Legislature shall adjourn sine die.
Whichwas read. the first time in, full.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and House Con-
current Resolition No. 10-X be read a second time in full.
Which was agreed to.by two-thirds vote.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 10-X was read a
second time in full.
Mr. Simpson moved the adoption of the concurrent resolu-
tion.
Which was agreed to.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 10-X was adopted
and the same was ordered certified to the Senate.
"MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
.The following: Message from the Senate was received and
read:



July 24, 1945



Amos
Baskin
Beasley
Burnsed
Carswell
Carter
Clark
Nays-41.
Andrews
Ayers
Baker
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Bronson
Burwell
Carlton
Clement
Collins
Cook



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Senate Chamber,
Tallahassee, Florida, July 24, 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 adopted-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 10-X:
A Concurrent Resolution concerning adjournment sine die.
Very respectfully,
HAZEL SEYMOUR,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 10-X was ordered re-
ferred to the Committee on Enrolled Bills.
REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON ENROLLED BILLS
Mr. Middleton, of Putnam, Chairman of the Joint Commit-
tee on Enrolled Bills on the .part of the House of Represen-
tatives, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, July 24, 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. 22-X-An Act to Apportion the Representation
of the State of Florida in the Senate of the State of Florida.
Has carefully examined same, and finds same correctly en-
rolled 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.
Senate 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 Represen-
tatives, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, July 24, 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. 22-X-An Act to Apportion the Representation of
the State of Florida in the Senate of the State of Florida.
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.
Mr. Middleton, of Putnam, Chairman of the Joint Commit-
tee on Enrolled Bills on the part of the House of Represen-
tatives, submitted the following report:
"House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, July 24, 1945.
Hon. Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:









July 24, 1945



House Concurrent Resolution No. 10-X:
A Concurrent Resolution concerning adjournment sine die.
Has carefully examined same, and finds same correctly en-
rolled 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.
House Concurrent Resolution 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 Represen-
tatives, submitted the following report:
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida, July 24, 1945.
Hon. Evans Crary,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, to whom was re-
ferred:
House Concurrent Resolution No. 10-X:
A Concurrent Resolution concerning adjournment sine die.
Begs 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.



JV-UAAL, ur inc. nuu.



CERTIFICATE

(Extraordinary Session)

June 2 through July 24, 1945

This is to Certify that as Chief Clerk of the House of
Representatives of the State of Florida, at the extraordinary
session of the legislature, convened by proclamation of the
Governor under Section 3 of Article VII of the Constitution
of the State of Florida, I have duly performed and completed
the duties assigned to me.
I further certify that the foregoing pages numbered 1333 to
1383, inclusive, are and constitute a complete, true and correct
journal and record of the proceedings of the House of Rep-
resentatives of the State of Florida at the extraordinary
session of the Legislature of the State of Florida, from June
2 through July 24, 1945.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Chief Clerk, House of Representatives.
September 5, 1945.
Tallahassee, Florida.



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Mr. Simpson moved that a committee of three be appointed
to inform the Senate that the House of Representatives had
completed its labors and was ready to adjourn sine die.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Fuqua, Saunders
and Murray as a committee to inform the Senate that the
House of Representatives had completed its labors for the 1945
Extraordinary Session and was ready to adjourn sine die, which
committee retired and after a brief absence, returned and re-
ported that they had performed the duty assigned them and
were thereupon discharged.
A committee from the Senate composed of Senators Brackin,
Coleman of the 28th and Bryant appeared at the bar of the
House and informed the House of Representatives that the
Senate had completed its labors for the 1945 Extraordinary
Session and was ready to adjourn sine die.
Mr. Simpson moved that a committee of three be appointed
to notify His Excellency, Governor Millard F. Caldwell, that
the House of Representatives had completed its labors for the
1945 Extraordinary Session and was ready to adjourn sine die.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Simpson, Carlton
and Burwell who retired and after a brief absence returned
and reported they had performed the duty assigned them and
were thereupon discharged.
Mr. Simpson moved that the House of Representatives do
now adjourn sine die.
Which was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 8:45 P. M., July 24, 1945, the House
of Representatives stood adjourned sine die.










































































































































































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EXTRAORDINARY SESSION

June 2nd through July 24th, 1945



TABLE OF CONTENTS-JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
EXTRAORDINARY SESSION, 1945
Pages Pages
Members of the House of Representatives, Extraordinary Numerical List of House Memorials ......................... 1479
Session, 1945 .......... ........ ..... ..... 1475 Numerical List of House Resolutions ................... ... ...1479
Miscellaneous Subjects in the House of Representatives.......... 1478 Numerical List of House Bills............... ............ 1479
Numerical List of House Concurrent Resolutions .............. 1479 Numerical List of Senate Bills in the House .................... 1480
Numerical List of Senate Concurrent Resolutions in the House.... 1479


MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF 1945
AMOS, J. S.-Santa Rosa County, Milton. BURWELL, JOHN S.-Broward County, Ft. Lauderdale.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1333, 1343, 1359, 1366, 1367, 1371, Bills Introduced: Numbers l-X, 2-X.
1372. Resolutions: No. 3-X.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 1-X.
ANDREWS, G. FRED-Union County, Lake Butler. Memorials: No. 1-X.
Bills Introduced: No. 8-X. Excused from Attendance: Page 1358.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 4-X.
Excused from Attendance: Page 1363. CARLTON, MABRY A.-Duval County, Jacksonville.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
AYERS, J. MIN-Gilchrist County, Trenton. House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 4-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1367, 1371. Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Page 1365.
BAKER, MARY LOU-Pinellas County, St. Petersburg.
Bills Introduced: No. 6-X. CARRAWAY, WILSON-Leon County, Tallahassee.
Resolutions: No. 3-X. Excused from Attendance: Pages 1335, 1379.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 4-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X. CARSWELL, CECIL-Washington County, Chipley.
.- Excused from Attendance: Pages 1339, 1343, 1345, 1348, 1353,
BARBER, L. L.-Dixie County, Cross City. 1361,1367,1371,1372.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1335, 1343, 1352, 1353, 1363, 1361, 1367, 371, 1372.
1367, 1371, 1372. CARTER, IRA J., JR.-Alachua County, Newberry.
Excused from Attendance: Page 1354.
BARNHILL, H. C.-Okaloosa County, Crestview.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1333, 1335, 1336, 1339, 1341, CLARK, C. L.-Calhoun County, Blounttown.
1343, 1345, 1348, 1352, 1353, 1354, 1356, 1366, 1373, 1379. Excused from Attendance: Page 1367.
BASKIN W. S.-Marion County, Anthony. CLEMENT, ARCHIE-Pinellas County, Tarpon Springs.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 2-X. Resolutions: No. 3-X.
Excused from Attendance: Page 1333. House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 4-X.
BEASLEY, THOS. D.-Walton County, DeFuniak Springs. Memorials: No. 1-X.
Resolutions: No. 4-X. Excused from Attendance: Pages 1358, 1359, 1360, 1361, 1363,
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1339, 1348, 1356, 1376, 1377. 1373, 1374, 1375, 1377.
BEDENBAUGH, F. W.-Columbia County, Lake City. COBB, TYN, JR.-Orange County, Orlando.
Bills Introduced: No. 2-X.
BOLLINGER, JOHN E.-Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach. Resolutions: No. 3-X.
Bills Introduced: No. 1-X. House Concurrent Resolutions: No. -X.
Resolutions: No. 3-X. Memorials: No. 1-X.
House Conurrent Resolutions: No. 4-X. Excused from Attendance: Pages 1356, 1358, 1363.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X. COLLINS, JERRY-Sarasota County, Sarasota.
BRONSON, IRLO-Osceola County, Kissimmee. Resolutions: No. 3-X.
Resolutions: No. 3-X. House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 4-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X. Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1341, 1343, 1345, 1352, 1358,
1360, 1361, 1367, 1371, 1372. COOK, H. T.-Flagler County, Bunnell.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 4-X.
BURNSED, B. R.-Baker County, Macclenny. Excused from Attendance: Pages 1333, 1341, 1343, 1345, 1348,
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1360, 1363, 1371, 1372. 1360, 1361, 1367, 1371, 1372.
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CRARY, EVANS-Martin County, Stuart.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
CREWS, P. GUY-Duval County, Jacksonville.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 4-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
CURTIS, CARL-Marion County, Ocala.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1341, 1353, 1360, 1361, 1367.
DARBY, A. MORLEY-Escambia County, Pensacola.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1359, 1360, 1361, 1363, 1364, 1365.
DAVIS, AMOS H.-Gadsden County, Mt. Pleasant.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1363, 1365, 1372.
DELEGAL, T. A.-Suwannee County, Live Oak.
Bills Introduced: No. 3-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1352, 1358.
DOWDA, THOS. B.-Putnam County, Palatka.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1333, 1335, 1336, 1339, 1341,
1343, 1345, 1348, 1352, 1360, 1361, 1367, 1371, 1372, 1379,
ELLIOTT, B.-Palm Beach County, Pahokee.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 4-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
FERRAN, C. HAROLD-Lake County, Eustis.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
House Concurrent Resolutions: Numbers 3-X, 4-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1336, 1339, 1359, 1360, 1361,
1363, 1373, 1374.
FLOYD, BOURKE-Franklin County, Apalachicola.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1343, 1345, 1348, 1352, 1353,
1354, 1356, 1359, 1360, 1371, 1372, 1373, 1375.
FUQUA, J. BEN-Manatee County, Palmetto.
Bills Introduced: No. 7-X.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 4-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1359, 1363.
GETZEN, J. C., JR.-Sumter County, Bushnell.
GILMORE, HAROLD L.-Suwannee County, Live Oak.
Bills Introduced: No. 3-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1336, 1341, 1343, 1345, 1348,
1353, 1354, 1356, 1358, 1359, 1360, 1361, 1363, 1367, 1371, 1372.
HANCOCK, W. E.-Madison County, Madison.
Bills Introduced: No. 3-X.
House Concurrent Resolutions: Numbers 6-X, 9-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1354, 1356.
HARDIN, JAMES L.-Polk County, Lakeland.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1333, 1348, 1352, 1353, 1354,
1356, 1358, 1360, 1361, 1364, 1365, 1373, 1374, 1375, 1377, 1378.
HARRELL, JACK-Liberty County, Bristol.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1348, 1365, 1367.
HARRIS, S. HENRY-Pinellas County, St. Petersburg.
Bills Introduced: No. 5-X.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
HENDLEY, J. A.-Pasco County, Dade City.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1333, 1335, 1336, 1339, 1341,
1343, 1345, 1348, 1352, 1353, 1354, 1356, 1359, 1360, 1361, 1363,
1364, 1365, 1366, 1367, 1371, 1372, 1373, 1374, 1375, 1377, 1378,
1379.
HENDRY, W. J.-Okeechobee County, Okeechobee.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1333, 1345, 1348, 1356, 1373,
1374.



HOLLAND, B. E.-Hillshorough County, Plant City.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
House Concurrent Resolutions: Numbers 3-X, 4-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Page 1373.
HOLLAND, FORACE F.-Bay County, Panama City.
Excused from Attendance: ages 1333, 1343, 1352, 1353, 1354,
1360.
INGRAHAM, J. MORGAN-DeSoto County, Arcadia.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 4-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
JENKINS, JOE C.-Alachua County, Gainesville.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1333, 1352, 1361, 1367.
JERNIGAN, WEBB C.-Escambia County, Pensacola.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1352, 1353, 1354, 1356, 1364,
1365.
JOHNSON, D. M.-Hernando County, Brooksville.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1333, 1358, 1367, 1379.
KELLY, H. B.-Collier County, Naples.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 4-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1333, 1335, 1343, 1356, 1359,
1360, 1361, 1363, 1371, 1372, 1373, 1374, 1375, 1377, 1379.
LAMBE, JOHN E.-Jackson County, Marianna.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1333, 1343, 1348, 1352, 1358,
1371.
LANIER, C. E.-Highlands County, Avon Park.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1333, 1352, 1353, 1356, 1372.
LEEDY, L. C.-Orange County, Orlando.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 8-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1341, 1343, 1345, 1348, 1352,
1353, 1354, 1356, 1360, 1361, 1366, 1367, 1378, 1379.
MCALPIN, J. W.-Hamilton County, White Springs.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1356, 1372.
MCDONALD, HARRY G.-Hillsborough County, Tampa.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1358, 1373.
MCKENDREE, LEONARD-Nassau County, Fernandina.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 4-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1333, 1345, 1348, 1352.
MCKENZIE, D. P.-Levy County, Chiefland.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 7-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1341, 1352, 1361, 1373.
MCMULLEN, NEIL C.-Hillsborough County, Tampa.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 4-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1335, 1341, 1343, 1345, 1348.
MACGOWAN, K. A.-Gadsden County, Quincy.
Bills Introduced: Numbers 5-X, 9-X.
MACWILLIAM, ALEX-Indian River County, Vero Beach.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Page 1364.
MANN, L. B.-Seminole County, Lake Monroe.
Bills Introduced: No. 4-X.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1359, 1360, 1361, 1373.
MELTON, HOLMES, JR.-Lafayette County, Mayo.
Excused from Attendance: 1336, 1339, 1341, 1343, 1345, 1348,
1352, 1353, 1354, 1356, 1358, 1359, 1360, 1361, 1363, 1364, 1365,
1366, 1367, 1371, 1372, 1373, 1374, 1375, 1377, 1378.
MIDDLETON, W. S.-Putnam County, Pomona.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1333, 1373.



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MIDYETTE, PAYNE H.-Leon County, Tallahassee.
Excused from Attendance: Page 1548.
MORGAN, FLETCHER-Duval County, Jacksonville.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1341, 1343, 1345, 1348, 1352,
1353, 1354, 1356, 1361, 1372.
MURRAY, PERRY E.-Polk County, Frostproof.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1333, 1352, 1353, 1354, 1356,
1358, 1364, 1365, 1373, 1374, 1375, 1377.
NESMITH, GEORGE-Wakulla County, Wakulla.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 5-X.
NILSSON, GOODWIN M.-Volusia County, DeLand.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 5-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X..
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1339, 1372, 1373, 1374.
OELKERS, RICHARD, JR.-Dade County, Miami.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 4-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1341, 1359, 1360, 1361, 1363,
1371.
OKELL, GEORGE S.-Dade County, Miami.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1353, 1354, 1356.
PAPY, BERNIE C.-Monroe County, Key West.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 4-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1336, 1339, 1341, 1360, 1361,
1365, 1366.
PEAVY OTIS R.-Madison County, Madison.
Bills Introduced: No. 3-X.

PEEPLES, J. H., JR.-Glades County, Moorehaven.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1333, 1335, 1341, 1343, 1345,
1348, 1352, 1353, 1354, 1356, 1360, 1361, 1367, 1371, 1372, 1379.
PETERS, C. W.-Dade County, Miami.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 4-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1359, 1361, 1363, 1373, 1374.
POOSER, W.-Jackson County Marianna.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1353, 1358, 1360, 1365, 1374,
1377, 1379.
POSTON JAMES E.-Bay County, Bay Harbor.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1333, 1367.
RAY, WILLIAM J.-Manatee County, Bradenton.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 4-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
RIVERS, THOMAS J.-Clay County, Green Cove Springs.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 4-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1333, 1366, 1367, 1371, 1372.
ROBERTS, ROY F.-Brevard County, Titusville.
Bills Introduced: No. 7-X.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 4-X.
Excused from Attendance: Page 1358.
SAUNDERS, D. H.-St. Lucie County, Ft. Pierce.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
House Concurrent Resolutions: Numbers 3-X, 4-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1345, 1364.



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SCALES, J. H.-Taylor County, Perry.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1354, 1360, 1361, 1363, 1364,
1365, 1366, 1367, 1371, 1372, 1373, 1374, 1375, 1377, 1378, 1379.

SELLAR, TIM-Lake County, Leesburg.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1352, 1353, 1354, 1356, 1358,
1363.
SHEPPERD, CHAS. E.-St. Johns County, St. Augustine.
Bills Introduced: Numbers 5-X, 9-X.
House Concurrent Resolutions: Numbers 3-X, 4-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Page 1363.

SIMPSON, RICHARD H.-Jefferson County, Monticello.
House Concurrent Resolutions: Numbers 1-X, 8-X, 10-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1354, 1356.

SMITH, LISLE W.-Polk County, Haines City.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 4-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1341, 1352, 1359, 1360, 1361,
1363, 1364, 1365, 1378.

SMITH, M. B.-Seminole County, Sanford.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Page 1363.

STEWART, ELBERT L.-Hendry County, Clewiston.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1360, 1361, 1367, 1371, 1372.

STEWART, W. W.-Lee County, Fort Myers.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1348, 1360, 1361, 1379.

STIRLING, FRANK-Broward County, Ft. Lauderdale.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1356, 1359, 1360, 1361, 1363.

TAYLOR, C. H., JR.-Hardee County, Wauchula.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 4-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1341, 1343, 1345, 1348, 1356,
1359, 1360, 1361, 1363, 1364, 1367, 1371, 1372, 1373, 1374, 1375,
1377, 1378, 1379.

TURNER, J. H.-St. Johns County, St. Augustine.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 4-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.

WAINWRIGHT, N. D., JR.-Bradford County, Starke.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1335, 1336, 1363.

WALKER, WALTER G.-Volusia County, Daytona Beach.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1341, 1343, 1345, 1352, 1353,
1354, 1356, 1367, 1371, 1372.

WILLIAMS, J. J.-Holmes County, Bonifay.
Excused from Attendance: Page 1358.

WILSON, C. C.--Gulf County, Wewahitchka.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1352, 1367.

WOTITZKY, LEO-Charlotte County, Punta Gorda.
Resolutions: No. 3-X.
House Concurrent Resolutions: No. 4-X.
Memorials: No. 1-X.
Excused from Attendance: Page 1363.

YEOMANS, L. C.-Citrus County, Crystal River.
Excused from Attendance: Pages 1363, 1364, 1365.



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SUBJECT SUBJECT

ATTACHES-Chief Clerk: Page 1333 EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
CERTIFICATE OF JOURNAL BY CHIEF CLERK: Page 1383. Pages 1359, 1378
GOVERNOR'S. PROCLAMATION CALLING LEGISLATURE
COMMITTEES: INTO EXTRAORDINARY SESSION: Page 1333
Reports of: Pages 1339, 1352, 1356, 1375.
Special: Pages 1334, 1375 ROLL CALL: Pages 1333, 1335, 1336, 1339, 1341, 1343, 1345, 1348,
1349, 1352, 1353, 1354, 1356, 1358, 1359, 1360, 1361, 1363, 1364,
COMMUNICATIONS-Miscellaneous: Pages 1344, 1348, 1354, 1365, 1366, 1367, 1371, 1372, 1373, 1374, 1375, 1376, 1377, 1378,
1355, 1364, 1374, 1379, 1382 1379










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No. SUBJECT



INTRODUCED BY



Pages No.



SUBJECT



INTRODUCED BY



1-X INFORMAL RECESS: (Simpson of Jefferson, Darby of
Escambia, Cobb of Orange, Burwell of Broward, and
-Floyd of Franklin) Resolution.declaring, of House and
Senate, without pay until Monday, 2 P.M., June 25,
1945................... ......... ... ....... 1338, 1339
2-X EMERGENCY: (Baskin of Marion) Resolution declar-
ing, requiring early decision by electors.relating to redivi-
sion of state into senatorial districts.............. 1343, 1354
3-X CALDWELL, MILLARD F., GOVERNOR: (Shepperd
of St. Johns, Ferran of Lake, and Holland of Hillsborough)
Invited to address Joint Session of Florida Legislature.. 1345, 1346
4-X LEGISLATURE: (Clement and Baker of Pinellas, and
others) Resolution calling for adjournment and to re-
convene in City of Jacksonville, for the purpose of con-
sidering the reapportionment of representation in the
Legislature ............. ....................1353, 1354
5-X JOINT SESSION: (Nilsson of Volusia) Resolution call-
ing for an unofficial Joint Session, for the purpose of dis-



cussion by the joint assembly of representation in the
Senate ........ .. ....... ....... ...1361, 1364
6-X ADJOURNING: (Hancock of Madison) House of Rep-
resentatives, until November 1, 1945, subject to call of
Speaker prior to that date...... ......... ... .. 1370, 1371



7-X JOINT COMMITTEE; (McKenzie of Levy) Provided
for by both Houses for the purpose of holding a public
"hearing relating to reapportionment . ......



1371



8-X McCARTY, COL. DAN: (Simpson of Jefferson and
Leedy of Orange) Invited to address the House and Sen-
ate in a Joint Session...................1373, 1374, 1375, 1378



9-X ADJOURNING: (Hancock of Madison) House of Rep-
resentatives, until November 1, 1945, subject to call of
Speaker prior to that date........ .............. ..



1377



10-X ADJOURNMENT SINE DIE: (Simpson of Jefferson)
Extraordinary Session of Legislature at 8:45 P.M., July
24, 1945 .... .... .. :. ......-..:-.-. .1382, 1383



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No. SUBJECT INTRODUCED BY Pages

3-X ADJOURNMENT: (Senators Davis, Ausley and Shands)
Providing for of House and Senate without pay, from ---- -
2:00 r.M., Thursday, June 14, 1945, until 2:00 P.M.,
Monday, November 4, 1946 ..................... 1348


NUMERICAL LIST OF HOUSE MEMORIALS

No. SUBJECT INTRODUCED BY Pages

1-X SENATE: (Nilsson and Walker of Volusia, and others)
Memorial requesting performance of its constitutional
duty by reapportioning representation of Senate as re-
quired by Section 3, Article VII, of the State Constitu-
tion .............. ................... .......... 1352


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No. SUBJECT INTRODUCED BY Pages No. SUBJECT INTRODUCED BY Pages

1-X RULES OF PROCEDURE AND POLICIES: Provided Resolution declaring, with reference to reapportionment
for the 1945 Extraordinary Session of the House of Rep- of representation in the Legislature.................. 1350
resentatives............. ................... 1333, 1350
4-X OFFICE SPACE: (Beasley of Walton) Providing, for
2-X RECORDS: Providing for preparation, editing and Statutory Revision Department upon adjournment of
printing for the House of Representatives at the 1945 Legislature ............... .................1366, 1371
Extraordinary Session. 1334
extraordinary 1334 5-X MEMORIAL: Death of George Pierce Wood, former
3-X POLICIES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA- Representative..................................1367, 1368
TIVES: (Nilsson and Walker of Volusia, and others) 6-X MEMORIAL: Death of Joseph Wheeler Pepper......1367, 1369


NUMERICAL LIST OF HOUSE BILLS

No. SUBJECT OF BILL INTRODUCED BY PAGES



Apportionment: Representation in the House of Represen-
tatives........................... .. .
Apportionment: Representation in the House of Represen-
tatives....... ................................



Bollinger of Palm Beach and Burwell of Broward-1334
Cobb of Orange and Burwell of Broward-1334, 1337, 1339, 1344



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No. SUBJECT OF BILL INTRODUCED BY PAGES

3-X Apportionment: Representation in the House of Represen-
tatives ...... .......... .......................... Delegal and Gilmore of Suwannee, Hancock and Peavy of Madison-
1335
4-X Apportionment: Dividing state into state senatorial dis-
tricts; providing for representation therefrom in the Senate.. Mann of Seminole-1341
5-X Apportionment: Representation in the House of Represen-
tatives .......................................... MacGowan of Gadsden, Shepperd of St. Johns, and Harris of Pinellas
-1341
6-X Apportionment: Amending Sections 10.01 and 10.03, Florida
Statutes, 1941, relating to state senatorial districts and ap-
portionment of the House of Representatives, by providing
fgr reapportionment in the Senate and the House.......... Baker of Pinellas-1341
7-X Apportionment: Members of the House of Representatives;
amending Section 10,03, Florida Statutes, 1941, making
apportionment according to State Census of 1945......... Fuqua of Manatee and Roberts of Brevard-1343, 1345, 1349, 1352,
1355, 1356, 1359
8-X Apportionment: Representation in the Senate ............ Andrews of Union-1371, 1372
9-X Apportionment: Representation in the Senate.............. MacGowan of Gadsden and Shepperd of St. Johns-1373, 1374


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.No. SUBJECT OF BILL INTRODUCED BY PAGES

22-X Apportionment: Representation in the Senate. ............. Senator Fraser-1379, 1382



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