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Journal of the House of Representatives of the session of ..
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 Material Information
Title: Journal of the House of Representatives of the session of ..
Alternate Title: Journal of the House of Representatives, State of Florida
Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Florida of the session of ..
Physical Description: v. : ; 23-32 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida -- Legislature. -- House of Representatives
Publisher: State Printer
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Creation Date: April 1949
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Legislative journals -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
serial   ( sobekcm )
 Notes
General Note: Title varies slightly.
General Note: Description based on: 1907.
Funding: Digitized for the Florida House of Representatives, the Office of the Clerk.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Florida House of Representatives. Office of the Clerk.
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 003417935
oclc - 12901236
lccn - sn 85065608
System ID: UF00027772:00108
 Related Items
Preceded by: Journal of proceedings of the House of Representatives of the Legislature of the State of Florida
Succeeded by: Journal of the Florida House of Representatives

Table of Contents
    April 1949
        Tuesday, April 5
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        Wednesday, April 6
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        Thursday, April 7
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        Friday, April 8
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        Monday, April 11
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        Wednesday, April 13
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        Monday, April 18
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        Thursday, April 21
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        Friday, April 22
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        Monday, April 25
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        Tuesday, April 26
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        Wednesday, April 27
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        Thursday, April 28
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        Friday, April 29
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    May 1949
        Monday, May 2
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        Tuesday, May 3
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        Wednesday, May 4
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        Thursday, May 5
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        Friday, May 6
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        Monday, May 9
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        Tuesday, May 10
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        Wednesday, May 11
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        Thursday, May 12
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        Monday, May 16
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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Tuesday, April 5, 1949


Beginning of the thirty-second Regular Session of the Legislature of Florida, under the Constitution of A. D.
1885, begun and held at the Capitol in the City of Tallahassee, the State of Florida, on Tuesday, April 5, 1949, being
the day fixed by the Constitution for the meeting of the Legislature. The House was called to order at 12:00 noon by
the Honorable Thos. D. Beasley, former Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend J. L. Hunter:



Our Father who art in Heaven, we are reminded this morn-
ing that the glory of our great nation has been her faith in
Thee.
That we are a nation of people who were born in prayer
and nurtured by faith.
We have maintained our place among the nations of the
earth through the practice of the principles of Christianity.
Help us, Dear God, never to depart from the faith of our
fathers upon whose blood we have built this democracy.
We thank God this day for our freedom of life under the
banner of the Cross. May we never leave the way of Him who
is the Prince of Peace.
God, be in the beginning of the work of the Legislature. May
we lift our eyes unto the Living God as eyes of servants are
lifted unto their masters; and eyes of maidens unto their mis-
tresses.
Be Thou the source of our wisdom and power; and may our
work result in making a better world than we have today.
For Jesus' Sake-Amen.
The certified list of the Secretary of State of members
elected to the House of Representatives, Florida Legislature,
for the session of 1949, was called as follows:
MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
ELECTED AT THE GENERAL ELECTION ON THE SECOND
DAY OF NOVEMBER A. D., 1948:
MEMBERS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Alachua-R. L. Black, Jr., Gainesville
Alachua-W. E. Whitlock, High Springs
Baker-B. R. Burnsed, Macclenny
Bay-Grady W. Courtney, Millville
Bay-Joseph I. Mathis, Panama City.
Bradford-J. P. Roberts, Starke
Brevard-Hubert E. Griggs, Cocoa
Brevard-O. L. Burton, Eau Gallie
Broward-John S. Burwell, Ft. Lauderdale
Broward-Thos. E. (Ted) David, Hollywood,
Calhoun-Emory E. Bridges, Blountstown
Charlotte-Leo Wotitzky, Punta Gorda
Citrus-L. C. Yeomans, Crystal River
Clay-S. D. Saunders, Middleburg
Collier-D. Graham Copeland, Everglades
Columbia-F. W. Bedenbaugh, Lake City
Dade-George S. Okell, Miami
Dade-Richard Oelkers, Jr., Miami (Deceased)*
Dade-Bill Lantaff, Miami
DeSoto-T. M. Parker, Jr., Arcadia
Dixie-Royal C. Dunn, Cross City
Duval-Mabry Carlton, Jacksonville
Duval-Charles A. Luckie, Jacksonville
Duval-Fletcher Morgan, Jacksonville
Escambia-Harry Botts, Jr., Pensacola
Escambia-R. M. Merritt, Pensacola
Flagler-H. T. Cook, Bunnell
Franklin--B. G. Patton, Apalachicola
Gadsden-E. W. Scarborough, Chattahoochee



Gadsden-D. M. Johnson, Quincy
Gilchrist-Howell Lancaster, Trenton
Glades-J. H. Peeples, Jr., Moore Haven
Gulf-George G. Tapper, Port St. Joe
Hamilton-J. W. McAlpin, White Springs
Hardee-G. W. (Dick) Williams, Wauchula
Hendry-Elbert L. Stewart, Clewiston
Hernando-S. Travis Phillips, Brooksvllle
Highlands-Miss Edna Pearce, Fort Basinger
Hillsborough-James S. Moody, Plant City
Hillsborough-Neil C. McMullen, Tampa.
Hillsborough-John Branch, Tampa
Holmes-J. D. Heath,-Leonia
Indian River-Alex MacWilliams, Vero Beach
Jackson-W. A. (Pete) Smith, Marianna
Jackson-W. Pooser, Marianna
Jefferson-Richard H. Simpson, Monticello
Lafayette-Duffin Lancaster, Mayo
Lake-Tim M. Sellar, Leesburg
Lake-H. H. Hethcox, Umatilla
Lee-Scott Hough, Ft. Myers
Lee-Norwood R. Strayhorn, Ft. Myers
Leon-Wilson Carraway, Tallahassee
Leon-John W. Henderson, Tallahassee
Levy-Dewey D. Allen, Inglis
Liberty-Glenn Summers, Bristol
Madison-T. C. Merchant, Madison
Manatee-J. Ben Fuqua, Palmetto
Manatee-Joe Bill Rood, Bradenton
Marion-C. Farris Bryant, Ocala
Marion-Marcus Frank, Ocala
Martin-George Keith, Stuart
Monroe-Bernie C. Papy, Key West
Nassau-Leonard A. McKendree, Fernandina
Okaloosa-James H. Wise, Crestview
Okeechobee-W. J. Hendry, Okeechobee
Orange-Burton Thornal, Orlando
Orange-Charles O. Andrews, Jr., Orlando
Osceola-Irlo Bronson, Kissimmee
Palm Beach-John E. Bollinger, West Palm Beach
Palm Beach-B. Elliot, Pahokee
Pasco-George C. Dayton, Dade City
Pinellas-James A. McClure, Jr., St. Petersburg
Pinellas-Charles J. Schuh, Jr., St. Petersburg
Pinellas-Archie Clement, Tarpon Springs
Polk-Roy Surles, Lakeland
Polk-Lisle W. Smith, Haines City
Polk-Perry E. Murray, Frostproof
Putnam-Thomas P. Dowda, Palatka
St. Johns-F. Charles Usina, St. Augustine
St. Johns-Chas. E. Shepperd, St. Augustine
St. Lucie-D. H. (Banty) Saunders, Ft. Pierce
Santa Rosa-Woodrow M. Melvin, Milton
Sarasota-Jerry Collins, Sarasota
Sarasota-James A. Haley, Sarasota
Seminole-M. B. Smith, Sanford
Seminole-J. Brailey Odham, Sanford
Sumter-John V. Monahan, Wildwood
Suwannee-Wm. Randall Slaughter, Live Oak
Taylor-Gus J. Dekle, Perry
Union-M. J. Sapp, Lake Butler
Volusia-Thomas T. Cobb, Daytona Beach
Volusia-James H. Sweeney, Jr., DeLand
Wakulla-George Nesmith, Wakulla

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Walton-Thomas D. Beasley, DeFuniak Springs
Washington-Amos O. Hudson, Chipley
STATE OF FLORIDA )
) SS
OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE )
I, R. A. GRAY, SECRETARY OF STATE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a cor-
rect list of the Members of the Legislature elected at the Gen-
eral Election held on the Second day of November A. D., 1948,
and at a Special Election held since the General Election, as
shown by the election returns on file in this office.
"* I FURTHER CERTIFY that Richard Oelkers, Jr., Member
of the House from Dade County died after the General Elec-
tion 1948, and that Grant Stockdale of Miami was elected
at a Special Election held on March 1st, 1949 as his successor.
R. A. GRAY



(SEAL)



Secretary of State



The following report was read:
SPECIAL REPORT OF THE ELECTIONS COMMITTEE.
April 5, 1949
This committee having received two complaints directed to
the qualifications of two members elect of the House of Rep-
resentatives of the State of Florida, and the same being re-
ferred to the committee by the Speaker and the Speaker Elect,
and the committee having thoroughly investigated the rules
of the House and rules of the Congress of the United States
in similar situations, it is the opinion of the committee that
the following procedure should be followed in the investigating
the charges made. The committee recognizes that at this
point it is not officially organized, but having considered the
matter, believes that to expedite the organization of the
House, this orderly procedure should be followed:
From the rules, it is evident that a motion to challenge the
members elect must be made by a member elect of the House.
In order that all parties may be properly heard and the
matter fully determined, the committee has designated
its chairman, Hon. Ben Fuqua, for and on behalf of
the committee, to make such motions as are necessary to
challenge Mr. F. W. Bedenbaugh's and Mr. George Keith's
seatings in the House.
The committee recommends that the Speaker ask these
two members elect to stand aside until all other members
have been given the oath of office at which time it would, in
the opinion of the committee, become the first order of busi-
ness to determine the qualifications of these members, and
the committee is of the opinion, and recommends that a mem-
ber of the sub-committee move that the matter of the quali-
fications of the two challenged members be referred for hear-
ing before the Elections Committee of the House, with in-
structions to report to the House at the opening of the House
on Wednesday, April 6.
The above recommendations of the committee were made
without hearing or determining the merits of either of the
challenges, and it should be clearly and distinctly understood
that the making of this challenge does not represent any
finding of guilt or innocence insofar as the merits of the com-
plaints are concerned, either by the committee or its chair-
man. This procedure is recommended as being the most order-
ly method of providing for a fair and impartial determination
of the charges raised.
The above action represents a unanimous report of the
Elections Committee.
Respectfully submitted,
BEN FUQUA,
Chairman.
Therefore Mr. Speaker: As chairman of the elections com-
mittee and at their instruction, solely for the purpose of pro-
viding an orderly hearing of the matter involved, and in no



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wise evidencing a personal opinion as to the truth or falsity
of the charges and upon the responsibility of the written
charges made, I formally challenge the seating of Mr. F. W.
Bedenbaugh and Mr. George Keith.
The following members came forward and took the oath of
office prescribed by the Constitution of the State of Florida
before Mr. Justice Harold L. Sebring of the Supreme Court of
the State of Florida:

MEMBERS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Alachua-R. L. Black, Jr., Gainesville
Alachua-W. E. Whitlock, High Springs
Baker-B. R. Burnsed, Macclenny
Bay-Grady W. Courtney, Millville
Bay-Joseph I. Mathis, Panama City
Bradford-J. P. Roberts, Starke
Brevard-Hubert E. Griggs, Cocoa
Brevard-O. L. Burton, Eau Gallie
Broward-John S. Burwell, Ft. Lauderdale
Broward-Thos. E. (Ted) David, Hollywood
Calhoun-Emory E. Bridges, Blountstown
Charlotte-Leo Wotitzky, Punta Gorda
Citrus-L. C. Yeomans, Crystal River
Clay-S. D. Saunders, Middleburg
Collier-D. Graham Copeland, Everglades
Dade-George S. Okell, Miami
Dade-Grant Stockdale, Miami
Dade-Bill Lantaff, Miami
DeSoto-T. M. Parker, Jr., Arcadia
Dixie-Royal C. Dunn, Cross City
Duval-Mabry Carlton, Jacksonville
Duval-Charles A. Luckie, Jacksonville
Duval-Fletcher Morgan, Jacksonville
Escambia-Harry Botts, Jr., Pensacola
Escambia-R. M. Merritt, Pensacola
Flagler-H. T. Cook, Bunnell
Franklin-B. G. Patton, Apalachicola
Gadsden-E. W. Scarborough, Chattahoochee
Gadsden-D. M. Johnson, Quincy
Gilchrist-Howell Lancaster, Trenton
Glades-J. H. Peeples, Jr., Moore Haven
Gulf-George G. Tapper, Port St. Joe
Hamilton-J. W. McAlpin, White Springs
Hardee-G. W. (Dick) Williams, Wauchula
Hendry-Elbert L. Stewart, Clewiston
Hernando-S. Travis Phillips, Brooksville
Highlands-Miss Edna Pearce, Fort Basinger
Hillsborough-James S. Moody, Plant City
Hillsborough-Neil C. McMullen, Tampa
Hillsborough-John L. Branch, Tampa
Holmes-J. D. Heath, Leonia
Indian River-Alex MacWilliam, Vero Beach
Jackson-W. A. (Pete) Smith, Marianna
Jackson-W. Pooser, Marianna
Jefferson-Richard H. Simpson, Monticello
Lafayette-Duffin Lancaster, Mayo
Lake-Tim M. Sellar, Leesburg
Lake--H. H. Hethcox, Umatilla
Lee-Scott Hough, Ft. Myers
Lee-Norwood R. Strayhorn, Ft. Myers
Leon-Wilson Carraway, Tallahassee
Leon-John W. Henderson, Tallahassee
Levy-Dewey D. Allen, Inglis
Liberty-Glenn Summers, Bristol
Madison-T. C. Merchant, Jr., Madison
Manatee-J. Ben Fuqua, Palmetto
Manatee-Joe Bill Rood, Bradenton
Marion-C. Farris Bryant, Ocala
Marion-Marcus Frank, Ocala
Monroe-Bernie C. Papy, Key West
Nassau-Leonard A. McKendree, Fernandina
Okaloosa-James H. Wise, Crestview
Okeechobee-W. J. Hendry, Okeechobee
Orange-Burton Thornal, Orlando
Orange-Charles O; Andrews, Jr., Orlando
Osceola-Irlo Bronson, Kissimmee
Palm Beach-John E. Bollinger, W. Palm Beach
Palm Beach-B. Elliott, Pahokee
Pasco-George C. Dayton, Dade City
SPinellas-James A. McClure, Jr., St. Petersburg



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Pinellas-Charles J. Schuh, Jr., St. Petersburg
Pinellas-Archie Clement, Tarpon Springs
Polk-Roy Surles, Lakeland
Polk-Lisle W. Smith, Haines City
Polk-Perry E. Murray, Frostproof
Putnam-Thomas B. Dowda, Palatka
St. Johns-F. Charles Usina, St. Augustine
St. Johns-Chas. E. Shepperd, St. Augustine
St. Lucie-D. H.. (Banty) Saunders, Ft. Pierce
Santa Rosa-Woodrow M. Melvin, Milton
Sarasota-Jerry Collins, Sarasota
Sarasota-James A. Haley, Sarasota
Seminole-M. B. Smith, Sanford
Seminole-J. Brailey Odham, Sanford
Sumter-John V. Monahan, Wildwood
Suwannee-Wm. Randall Slaughter, Live Oak
Taylor-Gus J. Dekle, Perry
Union-M. J. Sapp, Lake Butler
Volusia-Thomas T. Cobb, Daytona Beach
Volusia-James H. Sweeny, Jr., DeLand
Wakulla-George Nesmith, Wakulla
Walton-Thos. D. Beasley, DeFuniak Springs
Washington-Amos O. Hudson, Chipley
Mr. Smith of Polk nominated Mr. Perry E. Murray of Polk
for Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Fuqua of Manatee seconded the nomination.
Mr. McMullen of Hillsborough moved that the nominations
for the Speaker of the House of Representatives be closed.
The motion was agreed to and the nominations for Speaker
were declared closed.
Upon call of the roll on the election for the Speaker of the
House of Representatives, the vote for Mr. Murray was:



Ayes:
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
David
Dayton



Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Griggs
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure



McKendree Scarborough
McMullen Schuh
Melvin Sellar
Merchant Shepperd
Merritt Simpson
Monahan Slaughter
Moody Smith, L. W.
Morgan Smith, M. B.
Nesmith Smith, W. A.
Odham Stewart
Okell Stockdale
Papy Strayhorn
Parker Summers
Patton Surles
Pearce Sweeny
Peeples Tapper
Phillips Thornal
Pooser Usina
Roberts Whitlock
Rood Williams
Sapp Wise
Saunders, D. H. Wotitzky
Saunders, S. D. Yeomans



Ayes-92.
Nays-None.
Mr. Murray of Polk was declared duly elected as Speaker
of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Collins of Sarasota moved that a committee of three be
appointed to escort Mr. Murray, the Speaker, to the rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon. the Chair appointed Messrs. Smith of Polk,
Melvin of Santa Rosa and Collins of Sarasota as a committee
which escorted the Speaker to the rostrum where he received
the oath of office administered by Mr. Justice Harold L. Se-
bring of the Supreme. Court, following which the Speaker
addressed the membership of the House.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR
The Speaker announced that he would now receive nomi-
nations for Speaker Pro Tempore.



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Mr. Melvin of Santa Rosa nominated Mr. B. R. Burnsed
of Baker as Speaker Pro Tempore.
Mr. McAlpin of Hamilton seconded the nomination.
Mr. Yeomans of Citrus moved that the nominations be
closed.
The motion was agreed to and the nominations were de-
clared closed.
Upon call of the roll on the election for Speaker Pro Tem-
pore, the vote for Mr. Burnsed was:



Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
David
Dayton



Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Griggs
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure



McKendree Scarborough
McMullen Schuh
Melvin Sellar
Merchant Shepperd
Merritt Simpson
Monahan Slaughter
Moody Smith, L. W.
Morgan Smith, M. B.
Nesmith Smith, W. A.
Odham Stewart
Okell Stockdale
Papy Strayhorn
Parker Summers
Patton Surles
Pearce Sweeny
Peeples Tapper
Phillips Thornal
Pooser Usina
Roberts Whitlock
Rood Williams
Sapp Wise
Saunders, D. H. Wotitzky
Saunders, S. D. Yeomans



Ayes-92.
Nays-None.
Thereupon, Mr. Burnsed was declared the duly elected
Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Tapper of Gulf moved that a committee of three be
appointed to escort the Speaker Pro Tempore to the rostrum.
That motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Heath of Holmes,
Bollinger of Palm Beach, and Saunders of St. Lucie as a com-
mittee which escorted the Speaker Pro Tempore to the ros-
trum where he received the oath of office administered by Mr.
Justice Harold L. Sebring of the Supreme Court, following
which the Speaker Pro Tempore addressed the membership
of the House.
A Committee from the Senate, composed of Senators Crary
of the 12th, Moore of the 27th and Ayers of the 21st, appeared
at the bar of the House of Representatives and informed the
House that the Senate was organized and ready to transact
business.
The Speaker announced that he had appointed Mrs. Lamar
Bledsoe as Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives. Mrs.
Bledsoe was then administered the oath of office by Mr. Jus-
tice Harold L. Sebring of the Supreme Court, after which she
was presented by the Speaker to the membership of the House.
Mr. Clement of Pinellas moved that a committee of three be
appointed to inform the Senate that the House of Represen-
tatives was organized and ready to transact business.
The motion was agreed to.

Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Clement of Pinel-
las, Shepperd of St. Johns, and MacWilliam of Indian River
as a committee to notify the Senate that the House of Repre-
sentatives was organized and ready to transact business.

After a brief absence the committee returned and reported
that they had performed the duty assigned them, and were
thereupon discharged.

Mr. Simpson of Jefferson moved that a committee of three



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be appointed to wait upon His Excellency, Governor Fuller
Warren, and notify him that the House was organized and
ready to transact business.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Simpson of Jef-
ferson, Johnson of Gadsden, and Botts of Escambia who re-
tired from the Chamber and after a brief absence returned
and reported that they had performed the duty assigned
them, and were thereupon discharged.
Mr. Dayton of Pasco moved that the challenge of the seat-
ing of two House members, Messrs. Bedenbaugh and Keith, be
referred to the Committee on Elections for hearing and inves-
tigation as soon as possible and that the committee be directed
to make its report to the House immediately after convening
of the House on Wednesday, April 6, 1949.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be Waived and the House
do now revert to the order of Introduction of House Resolutions.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Clement of Pinellas-
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 1-A RESOLUTION PROVID-
ING FOR THE TEMPORARY RULES OF PROCEDURE AND
THE POLICIES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES:
1. That the rules of procedure adopted by the Caucus of
the House of Representatives at Miami Beach on December
3, 1948, be the rules of this House until the Committee on
Rules and Calendar organizes, reports permanent rules for
this House and such report be adopted.
2. That no Bills or Resolutions except those affecting or-
ganization of the House shall be introduced until standing
committees be appointed and organized and the chairmen
thereof announce, to the Speaker, that they are ready to
transact business.
3. That the Speaker appoint a Chief Clerk and a Sergeant-
at-Arms, and authorize the employment by these officers of
such assistance as the efficient performance of their duties
may require.
4. That each Member of the House of Representatives be
allowed to designate one competent attache for service at
the regular session of the House of Representatives of 1949,
which attached so designated shall be enrolled as an employee
of the House from April 5, 1949.
5. That the Speaker appoint a chaplain.
6. That it is the sense of this House that the number of
employees be kept as low as possible consistent with the effi-
cient performance of the clerical work of the House.
7. 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,
each to serve under the supervision of the Chief Clerk and to
receive the same compensation and remuneration as the other
clerical assistants of the House.
8. That a maximum 2,000 copies of the Daily Journal and
a maximum 350 copies of the Daily Calendar be ordered
printed each day.
9. That each member of this House be allowed to mail a
maximum of ten daily copies of the Journal.
10. That the Speaker is hereby authorized to instruct the
Committee on Legislative Expenses to procure stamps for the
use of the Members in transacting official business, but not to
exceed thirty-five 3-cent stamps a day.
11. That the Committee on Legislative Expense be directed
to furnish to the Members of this House all stationery and
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12. That the Secretary of State be requested to furnish
to the Sergeant-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 requested by the Members. Each Member, at the time of re-
ceiving 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 and the Sergeant-
at-Arms be authorized to provide the same provision for ac-
commodations of the legislative correspondents at this session
as were in force at the 1947 session, including the same access
to copies of bills as given at the 1947 session.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of the resolution.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. MacWilliam, of Indian River, offered the following
amendment to House Resolution No. 1:
"In Section .9, line 2, of the section, strike out the word:
"ten" and insert the following in lieu thereof: "twenty".
Mr. MacWilliam moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
The question then recurred on the adoption of House Resolu-
tion No. 1.
The motion was agreed to.
House Resolution No. 1 was adopted, as amended, and the
same was referred to the Chief Clerk for engrossment.
By Mr. Clement of Pinellas-
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2-A RESOLUTION PROVID-
ING FOR THE PREPARATION, EDITING AND PRINTING
OF THE HOUSE RECORDS OF THE 1949 HOUSE OF REP-
RESENTATIVES.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES:
1. That the Chief Clerk be authorized to prepare, edit and
print the Records of the 1949 House of Representatives in the
manner prescribed by the Constitution and Laws of Florida,
and as may be from time to time directed by this House.
2. That a copy of this Resolution be transmitted to the Board
of Commissioners of State Institutions and that it be spread
upon the Journal of this House.
Which was read the first time by title.
Mr. Clement moved that House Resolution No. 2 be now read
in full.
The motion was agreed to and House Resolution No. 2 was
read in full.
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to and House Resolution No. 2 was
adopted.
Mr. Clement moved that the House do now revert to the
order of Receiving of Communications.
The motion was agreed to -and it was so ordered.
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE OFFICE
TALLAHASSEE
April 5, 1949
Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida
Dear Mr. Speaker:
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with the Senate, this afternoon, April 5th, at three o'clock.
I am anticipating with much pleasure working and cooperat-
ing with the House this session in an effort to bring about the
best results for our great State.
Cordially and sincerely,
FULLER WARREN,
Governor.
The Speaker announced that he had appointed Mr. W. S.
McLin as Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives.
The Speaker announced that he had appointed the Reverend
J. L. Hunter as Chaplain of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Clement moved that the House do now take up and con-
sider Messages from the Senate.
The motion was agreed to and it was so ordered.
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida, April 5, 1949
Hon. Perry E. Murray
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. 1:
WHEREAS, HIS EXCELLENCY, FULLER WARREN, GOV-
ERNOR OF FLORIDA, has expressed a desire to address the
Legislature of Florida in Joint Session on this day, Tuesday,
April 5, 1949, at 3:00 o'clock P. M.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE, THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING:
That the Senate and House of Representatives convene in
Joint Session in the Chamber of the House of Representatives
at 3:00 o'clock P. M., this day, Tuesday, April 5, 1949, for the
purpose of receiving His Excellency's message.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Which was read in full.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Concurrent Resolution No. 1 be read the second time in full.
The motion was agreed to by two-thirds vote, and Senate
Concurrent Resolution No. 1 was read the second time in full.
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of a concurrent resolution.
The motion was agreed to.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 was adopted and the
same was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Clement moved that the House do now adjourn to re-
convene at 2:30 P. M. this afternoon.
The motion was agreed to.

Thereupon, at the hour of 1:30 P. M., the House stood
adjourned until 2:30 P. M.

AFTERNOON SESSION

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
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
David
Dayton



Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Griggs
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure
McKendree



McMullen Sellar
Melvin Shepperd
Merchant Simpson
Merritt Slaughter
Monahan Smith, L. W.
Moody Smith, M. B.
Morgan Smith, W. A.
Nesmith Stewart
Odham Stockdale
Okell Strayhorn
Papy Summers
Parker Surles
Patton Sweeny
Pearce Tapper
Peeples Thornal
Phillips Usina
Pooser Whitlock
Roberts Williams
Rood Wise
Sapp Wotitzky
Saunders, D. H. Yeomans
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh



A quorum present.

The hour of 3:00 P. M. having arrived, the Members of the
Senate appeared at the bar of the House and were awarded
seats. Thereupon, the Honorable Newman C. Brackin, Presi-
dent of the Senate, took the Chair.

The roll of the House was called and the following mem-
bers answered to their names:



Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
David
Dayton

A quorum



Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Griggs
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson

Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure
McKendree



McMullen Sellar
Melvin Shepperd
Merchant Simpson
Merritt Slaughter
Monahan Smith, L. W.
Moody Smith, M. B.
Morgan Smith, W. A.
Nesmith Stewart
Odham Stockdale
Okell Strayhorn
Papy Summers
Parker Surles
Patton Sweeny
Pearce Tapper
Peeples Thornal
Phillips Usina
Pooser Whitlock
Roberts Williams
Rood Wise
Sapp Wotitzky
Saunders, D. H. Yeomans
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh



of the House of Representatives present.



The roll of the members of the Senate was
following members answered to their names:

Mr. President Collins Lindler
Alford Crary Mathews
Ayers Davis McArthur
Baker Franklin Moore
Baynard Gautier Pearce
Beacham Getzen Pope
Beall Johns Ray
Boyle Johnston Rodgers
Carroll King Sanchez
Clarke Leaird Shands



called and the


Sheldon
Shivers
Smith
Sturgis
Tucker
Walker
Wilson
Wright



A quorum of the Senate present.

Prayer was offered by Dr. Doak S. Campbell, President of
the Florida State University.



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The Speaker in the Chair.
Mr. Richard H. Simpson of Jefferson was called to the
rostrum where the Speaker presented to him a plaque from
the St. Petersburg Times in recognition of- "the best, most
unselfish service to the State" as a member of the House of
Representatives of the 1947 Legislature.
The President of the Senate in the Chair.
Senators Collins of the 8th and Baynard of the 11th were
called to the rostrum where the President of the Senate pre-
sented to them similar plaques in recognition of "the best,
most unselfish service to the State" as members of the Senate
of the 1947 Legislature.
Senator Shands moved that a committee of eight members
of the joint session, to be composed of three Senators and five
members of the House, be appointed to notify His Excellency,
Governor Fuller Warren, that the joint session of the Senate
and the House of Representatives was assembled and ready to
receive his mesasge.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon the President of the Senate appointed Senators
Shands, Mathews and Sanchez on the part of the Senate and
Messrs. Tapper, Clement, Schuh, Elliott and Morgan on the
part of the House, who retired to perform their mission.
The committee reappeared at the bar of the joint session,
escorting His Excellency, Governor Fuller Warren, and his
Cabinet.
After being introduced by President Brackin, Governor War-
ren addressed the joint session as follows:

Mr. President Brackin, Mr. Speaker Murray,
Members of the 1949 Senate and House of Representatives:
In compliance with the command of the Constitution, it is
my privilege to communicate to you information concerning
the condition of the State and to recommend to you such
measures as I deem expedient.
Let me say that it satisfies my heart to be with you on this
occasion. I have long been partial to the Legislature. It was
my cherished privilege to serve two terms in this body, once
from a small county and once from a large county. I believe
I know the feelings of a legislator. I hope I understand the
complex problems that burden a member of this branch of
the government.
I believe I appreciate the relative importance of the Legis-
lature in our great triune system of government. I think it is
significant, as well as indicative, that the framers of Florida's
Constitution first provided for the Legislative Department,
-nd then for the other two.
I think it will not be denied that the Legislature is more
responsive to the current sentiment of the people than the
other two branches of State government. This results mainly
from the fact that all members of the Lower House are elected
every two (2) years, and one-half (1/2) of the members of
the Upper House are elected biennially. I believe my earnest
appreciation of the importance of the Legislature, my varied
service in this body, coupled with my friendly personal rela-
tions with its members, will enable us to work together in
harmony and goodwill for the welfare of all Florida.
I shall be glad to talk with any of you at any time about
legislation. I will be waiting downstairs to see you. I will be
happy to have you come down to see me.
The Constitution requires the Governor at each regular
session to communicate to the Legislature information con-
cerning the condition of the State, and recommend such
measures as he may deem expedient.
First, let me report to you concerning the condition of the
State. Florida was never in sounder condition economically.
Nearly everybody is making money and many are getting
rich. Railroads, utilities, hotels, wholesalers, retailers, agricul-
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Florida is a veritable paradise of profits for almost every kind
of business enterprise. Florida corporations have been paying
the biggest dividends and the highest executive salaries ever
known in peace time. Banks have the biggest balances in their
history.
Florida has just had its biggest tourist season, more people
having come here this year for health, recreation and hap-
piness than ever before.
Florida's great citrus industry, sick almost unto death for
two profitless years, is back on a paying basis, largely as a
result of killing freezes in California and Texas. It is to be
hoped that this temporary reprieve for the Florida citrus
industry will not blind anyone to the need for citrus legis-
lation at this session.
Florida has just enjoyed the mildest winter within the
memory of man. Florida weather always was good, but now
it is almost perfect. Florida is truly the winter haven of the
world. May our friends of the frozen North continue to come
here in ever-increasing numbers!
There is a strange paradox, a striking contradiction about
the prosperity which pervades Florida's economy. In the midst
of the abundant prosperity which permeates nearly every
segment of business in Florida, the State government stands
strapped financially, and indeed it is almost insolvent. Yes,
our State government, without which there can be no pros-
perity, or even subsistence, for anyone in Florida, is only a
few short months away from insolvency, unless this Legisla-
ture comes to the rescue. It is a statistical fact that the State
will be about $3,000,000 in the red by September of this year,
unless new or additional revenue is provided by the Legisla-
ture. Our State government is faced with the worst financial
crisis that has confronted it during my life.
On June 30th of this year there will be about $7,500,000 in
the general revenue fund. During the past two years the State
has spent $17,000,000 more on operating costs than it collected
in taxes. In addition to this, the State has spent, during the
present biennium, $16,000,000 on buildings. This was made
possible by the surplus that was accumulated in the treasury
during the war years. Thus, it can be seen that the State has
been running in the red for two years. The war surplus has
been spent. The day of reckoning is at hand.
In my three short months as Governor, I have done every-
thing possible to conserve and protect the State's rapidly
dwindling finances. With the splendid co-operation of the
Cabinet, I have instituted a limited system of central pur-
chasing. This already has saved thousands of dollars of tax
money. We have stopped the use of state-owned automobiles
for private purposes. We have eliminated unnecessary person-
nel. We have practiced economy and frugality in many lesser
ways. We have made a determined effort to stop the stealing
of state taxes. We have destroyed many illicit whiskey stills
which were rooking the State of millions of dollars of revenue.
All we have done and will continue to do to protect and
conserve the State's revenue will not be sufficient to enable
the State to operate for the next two years on the income
produced by present taxes.
The Budget Commission was confronted with demands for
$258,000,000 from the general revenue fund. We held hearings
on the budget for nearly two months. We challenged almost
every item in the biggest and longest budget ever presented to
the Budget Commission. We cross-examined almost every
witness who appeared in behalf of the budget. We required
the strongest evidence in support of budgetary requests. We
made cuts that approximated 20% of all budget requests.
We made far larger cuts in many particular budgets. We
completely eliminated some budgetary requests. After all the
reductions were made, the amount recommended was $206,-
000,000.
I should like to point out some of the individual items that
make up this $206,000,000 recommended budget.
The largest single item is $84,000,000 for public schools. A
total of $96,000,000 during the next two years was requested
for the public schools. The Budget Commission felt the public
school needed the requested $96,000,000 for the coming bien-
nium, but that it was the right and duty of the Legislature
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fixed as a ceiling by the 1947 school law. I heartily recom-
mend that the Legislature provide the additional $12,000,000.
The next largest item is $32,000,000 for old age pensions,
aid to dependent children and the blind. The Budget Com-
mission felt forced to cut $1,000,000 from this budget. We felt
that the old folks were entitled to the full amount requested
and more, but we could not see where the money would come
from to pay it. I do not believe anyone will have the heart
to ask a further cut in the budget for the old folks, dependent
children and the blind.
The third largest item in the $206,000,000 budget is
$9,800,000 for the University of Florida. The Budget Com-
mission felt compelled to cut $5,000,000 from the requested
budget for the University of Florida. To further cut its
budget would force the University of Florida to cease operat-
ing some of its departments and turn away many intelligent,
ambitious young men and women who want a higher educa-
tion. I hope the Legislature will not further cut the budget
of the University of Florida, but that it will find a way to
v provide the money to restore at least part of the cuts made
in the budgets of the institutions of higher learning.
The fourth largest item in the budget is $9,600,000 for the
Florida State Hospital. The Budget Commission cut $300,000
from the requested budget for the State Hospital. I do not
believe it could stand further reduction.
The fifth largest item in the budget is $7,500,000 for Florida
State University, here in Tallahassee. Its requested budget
was cut $3,000,000. A further cut would cause some depart-
ments to close down and many young men and women to be
denied a full education.
The sixth largest item in the budget is $4,500,000 for the
State Board of Health. Its requested budget was cut $272,000.
A further cut might cost the lives of many citizens of Florida.
The seventh largest item in the budget is $4,000,000 for the
University of Florida Experiment Station. We cut this requested
budget $500,000. A further cut would be a heavy blow to the
progress and development of agriculture in Florida.
The eighth largest item in the budget is $3,000,000 for build-
ing at the University of Florida. $7,400,000 was requested and
the Budget Commission cut it $4,400,000.
The ninth largest item in the budget is $2,869,000 for the
Teachers' Retirement Fund. The law requires that the State
pay a fixed sum into the Teachers' Retirement Fund. So, in
recommending to the Legislature this part of the budget,
the Budget Commission was merely complying with the law.
The tenth largest item in the budget is $2,800,000 for the
State Tuberculosis Sanitoria. We cut its requested budget
$600,000. A further cut would condemn to death many suf-
ferers from this dreadful disease.
One other item in the budget exceeds $2,500,000 and only
two are above $2,000,000. Only twelve other items in the bud-
get are more than $1,000,000. There are 123 separate items in
the $206,000,000 budget recommended to the Legislature by
the Budget Commission. As I have pointed out, only 25 of these
budget items are above $1,000,000. Of the remaining 98 items,
only 12 exceed $500,000. The remaining 86 items in the budget
are for comparatively small sums.
I hope it can be seen from this analysis of the budget that
by far the larger part is for public schools, old age assistance,
aid to dependent children and the blind, higher education,
public health- and aid to agriculture. A comparatively small
amount of the total budget is for operation of the govern-
ment. Only about $11,000,000 of the $206,000,000 budget is
for operation of general government. For example, the largest
single item in the budget for operation of a constitutional
department of the State government is $1,830,000 for all the
Circuit Courts in the State.
I hope I may be permitted to point out that while all other
departments of the State have increased their budgets, the
budget for the Governor's office has been decreased.
Present taxes will yield only about $145,000,000 for the
general fund during the coming two years. Only about a
$7,500,000 surplus will be in the general revenue fund at the
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Legislature accepts the recommended budget, a total of about ,
$53,000,000 in new revenue must be raised. And if the Legis-
lature decides to approve the requested budget for schools, an
additional $12,000,000 must be provided. If the Legislature
decides, as I think it should and will, that the cost of flood
control should be borne by the entire State, an additional
$7,000,000 for the next two years must be provided.
Therefore, this Legislature now is confronted with the
tremendous task of raising more than $70,000,000 in new
revenue during the next two years. How can it be done? That
is the Seventy Million Dollar question. I shall try to answer it.
About $5,000,000 per year could be raised by a 5% tax on
commercial lodging. This tax would be paid largely by our
winter visitors. It would be most easy and inexpensive to
collect. I recommend such a tax.
About $3,000,000 could be raised by a severance tax of 50c
per ton on phosphate. I recommend such a tax.
I also recommend that the severance tax of 5% on petro-
leum, which the 1945 Legislature imposed, be increased to 10%.
About $9,400,000 per year could be raised by a gross process-
ing tax on forest products. Much of this tax would be paid
by the ultimate consumer in other states. It would be easy to
collect. I recommend such a tax.
In Florida, in 1948, the gross receipts of all retail sales were
$2,192,000,000. A gross receipts tax of /2 of 1% would raise
about $11,000,000 per year. The State once had such a tax and
it produced much revenue. I recommend such a tax.
A tobacco tax would raise about $1,400,000 per year. Cigarets
already are taxed, and taxed heavily. I see no reason why
other tobacco products should not be taxed in this time of
financial crisis for the State. I recommend such a tax.
A 5% tax on admissions to amusements would raise about
$2,500,000 per year. The federal tax on admissions in Florida
is 20%. A tax on admissions to amusements would be easy
and inexpensive to collect. I recommend such a tax.
A tax of 10c per acre on privately owned forest lands would
produce about $2,000,000 per year. The revenue from such a
tax could be used for an expanded program of reforestation,
which would vastly increase the value of such forest acreage.
Such a tax so used would be a richly rewarding investment
for land owners. I recommend such a tax.
I recommend a tax of 2c per gallon on all fuel oils except
those used for heating and lighting private homes. Such a tax
would, it is estimated, raise about $4,800,000 per year.
The above taxes would now be new in Florida, although they
are in use in many other states, where they have proved to
be good revenue producers.
Now let's consider some taxes already levied in Florida, but
on a very light scale.
Florida's tax system is peculiar and different from the tax
systems of other states, in that the overwhelming burden of
state taxes has been saddled upon the consumer. Florida col-
lects 32.9% of all its revenues from taxes on articles of
consumption. If we add the ratio of state taxes on motor
vehicle operators, which for the most part is directly on the
consumer, to the consumption taxes, we find that Florida
derives over three-quarters, or 77.4%, of its total state reve-
nues from those two tax families, as contrasted with an
average of a little over one-half, or 55.1%, for all other states.
While the consumer in Florida bears most of the state tax
load, business is lightly taxed in comparison with other states.
Taxes on business in Florida contributed only 11.9% of Flor-
ida's total 1948 taxable income, against an average of 18.3%
in the United States as a whole. The very light tax load borne
by business in Florida is set forth in the remarkable report
made by Florida Citizens Tax Committee in March, 1947. This
report points out that the 173 banks in Florida, with a net
worth of $66,724,000, paid in 1944-exclusive of federal income
and excess profits taxes--less than $873,120 in taxes. The
Citizens Tax Committee of Florida said of Florida banks, and
I quote-"In relation to ability to pay, no other business
activity, except those enjoying tax exemption, makes so little
contribution to the cost of government." Business in Florida
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to get itself exempted by Constitutional Amendment from cer-
tain taxes which pay a large part of the cost of government
in other states.
The soundest and fairest of all principles of taxation is
that taxes should be levied according to ability to pay. That
principle has not been followed by the State of Florida. On
the contrary, the great majority of the State's revenue is col-
lected from people least able to pay taxes.
Another very sound principle of taxation is equality of
taxes. This principle has not been applied in Florida. State
taxes fall with unequal and unfair severity on certain groups
of citizens, while those who enjoy the greatest benefits from
Government and are best able to support it pay little more
than token taxes. No other state in the Union discriminates so
strongly in favor of those best able to pay taxes, as does
Florida. Florida levies one of the lightest taxes of its kind
in the United States on public utilities. Power companies, tele-
phone and telegraph companies, and gas companies pay a tax
of only 11/2% of their gross receipts, while most other states
impose a tax of 3%. This tax now brings in to the State's
general revenue fund about $1,500,000 per year. By increasing
it to 3% an additional $1,500,000 could be obtained. I recom-
mend that Florida's utility tax be increased to not less than
3%.
Next to the banks, the greatest and richest aggregation of
wealth in Florida is the insurance companies. In 1947, insur-
ance companies of all kinds in Florida collected in premiums
$176,000,000 and paid out in claims $60,000,000. Thus, the gross
income last year of insurance companies doing business in
Florida was $116,000,000. That is nearly as much as the State
collected from all taxes.
The State now receives about $2,500,000 per year from
taxes on insurance companies. By increasing the present 2%
on gross receipts from insurance premiums collected by all
companies to 4%, and by increasing the 1% on gross receipts
from premiums on annuity policies to 2%, the revenue from
this source would be almost doubled. The license fee for insur-
ance companies is $200 per year. This should be considerably
increased. Agents' and adjusters' licenses vary from $1.50 to
$10 per year. These should be reduced at least one-half. I
recommend each of the above changes in insurance taxes
and licenses.
I recommend an increase in the license fee for small loan
companies. In 1947 small loan companies did a business of over
$6,000,000 in Florida. In this time of financial crisis these
very profitable enterprises, it seems to me, should be asked
to help more.
Florida's intangible tax is one of the very lowest in the
United States. It is even about twice as low as the very low
maximum fixed by the Constitution, which is 2 mills on each
dollar of valuation. The present very low intangible tax yields
about $3,000,000 per year to the State and to the counties,
75% of which goes to the State and 25% to the counties. I
recommend that the tax on intangibles be raised to the 2 mills
permitted by the Constitution. This would bring in an addi-
tional $3,000,000 of urgently needed revenue, and it wouldn't
hurt nearly as much as some other taxes.
The documentary stamp tax in Florida is 10c per $100, or
-fraction, of the amount involved. Florida's tax as to mortgages
and security is much lower than that of Alabama. The docu-
mentary stamp tax at 10c per hundred yields about $2,000,000
per year. By increasing it to 20c per $100, an additional
$2,000,000 could be obtained. I recommend such an increase.
Corporations chartered in Florida have a value running
into hundreds of millions of dollars, yet the corporate tax in
1947 amounted to only $559,000. Corporations in Florida pay
less states taxes than corporations in any other state. I recom-
mend that the tax on the capital stock of corporations be
doubled. This should yield an additional $500,000 of urgently
needed revenue.
In recommending to the Legislature these sources of addi-
tional and indispensable revenue, I want to make it plain that
I do so with reluctance. I deeply deplore the necessity of
levying more taxes. As Governor, I have done everything I
could to avoid more taxes. This administration has practiced
the most Spartan economy. We conscientiously have tried to
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less campaign against waste. The Cabinet and I cut the
budget until it hurt.
The inexorable logic of events drives me to the unwilling
conclusion that additional taxes are inescapable. Unless addi-
tional taxes are levied, this State will be unable to pay its
current bills by September. The State might even become
unable to preserve law and order. A partial breakdown in State
government is inevitable unless new revenue is provided by
this Legislature.
I have thought it proper to present first to the Legislature
a fiscal program, for without adequate finances a State can-
not function.
I now wish to discuss my general program.
I recommend to you in its entirety the platform on which .
I was elected Governor. Honorable Newman Brackin and
Honorable Perry Murray have publicly declared my platform
to be a mandate from the people of Florida to the Legislature.
I hope the Legislature will enact each plank which calls for
legislation.
By specifically recommending to you certain planks, I do
not mean to abandon any not specifically mentioned.
I recommend that the Legislature enact a law banning
livestock from the roads of Florida, and that such law become
effective not later than October 1, 1949. In 1947 and 1948
there were 933 highway accidents involving animals on the
road-257 persons were injured and 24 persons were killed.
During the first three (3) months of this year, 26 persons were
injured by the same cause. If the effective date of such a
law is delayed beyond October 1st, those who vote for such
delay will be directly responsible for each person killed or
injured by roaming livestock after such date. I cannot believe
one member of this Legislature is willing to cast a vote that
might mean the death of even one person, much less the
undetermined number of persons who will be killed by roaming
livestock, if the effective date of the law is wilfully delayed
beyond October 1st, 1949.
I recommend that the Legislature enact a law creating a
central purchasing agency to buy all of the State's supplies,
materials and commodities. The report of the Special Joint
Economy and Efficiency Committee of the 1943 Legislature
indicates that millions of dollars yearly can be saved by such
a system. The Florida Retail Merchants Association, in its
booklet "First Things First," estimated that as much as
$8,000,000 per biennium could be saved by central purchasing.
The State's very limited system of central purchasing which
has been operating only for the past three months, already
has saved many thousands of dollars of tax money.
Communism is the most dangerous doctrine which threatens
our country. I recommend appropriate legislation against
communism.
I recommend passage of a bill making it unlawful for any
hooded or masked person, or association or group of hooded
or masked persons, to be present on or to proceed on or over
any public highway, street, sidewalk, park, building, ground
or other public place or property.
I recommend a statewide reforestation program, with
emphasis on fire control.
I recommend a civil service law, with emphasis on protection
of state employees from political pressure and coercion.
I recommend a law placing a ceiling on the cost of construct-
ing roads.
I recommend repeal of the tax on gasoline used wholly
for farming and fishing.
I recommend that the Legislature provide the sum of
approximately $3,500,000 per year for water and flood control,
and provide for its administration.
I recommend pensions for aged, dependent and blind citizens
in amount sufficient to provide the necessities of life.
In considering badly needed citrus legislation we have the
benefit of the recommendations of the Citrus Advisory Com-
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of five practical citrus growers who also have experience in
packing, processing and merchandising, represents all geo-
graphical areas of the Florida citrus belt and all methods of
business operation common within the industry. For more
than six months its members have devoted themselves
assiduously and without compensation to devising a practical
program of citrus legislation. Beginning with five public hear-
ings last October, the committee has held more than thirty
meetings. The public hearings were attended by more than
2,000 people, and all who wished to testify were heard. The
technical knowledge and advice of the United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture, the Florida Department of Agriculture,
the University of Florida and the Florida Citrus Commission,
as well as the industry itself, were sought and fully used. All
organized industry groups were invited to express their views
and these were given careful consideration. The members of
the citrus committee of the Senate and House have on occasion
participated and have been advised from time to time of the
progress being made.
As a result the committee has brought out a practical pro-
gram covering those aspects of the citrus industry, necessarily
a matter for state legislation, which is eminently fair to all
segments of the industry. The proposed program covers
broadly the matter of maturity standards, quality control of
canned or processed citrus products, and the regulation of
the internal problems of the industry by the Florida Citrus
Commission. There should be no confusion in anyone's mind
that organization within the industry will preclude the neces-
sity of state laws covering these subjects. For these matters
are basic and fundamental, and with or without organization,
there must be laws, applicable to all, covering them.
? I shall not attempt to go into the technical/spects of the
committee's recommendations. These are fully covered in its
report, of which each of you has a copy. It is sufficient for me
to say that the recommendations have been carefully consid-
ered and are the unanimous action of the Advisory Committee.
They have been endorsed likewise by important segments of
the industry. They are manifestly fair to all. They will not
serve to eliminate fruit, but will only require that it be ripe
when shipped or processed. The most significant feature of
the entire series of recommendations is that they are con-
cerned primarily with giving the grower control of his industry
and giving the consumer satisfaction when he buys Florida
citrus products.
I heartily endorse all of the recommendations made by the
Citrus Advisory Committee and earnestly urge upon you that
the necessary legislation be enacted.
I recommend the most stringent anti-pollution laws. Industry
is to be encouraged and aided in every proper way, but it
should not be permitted to pollute the streams of this State
for the sake of higher profits.
I recommend more stringent laws against traffic violations,
and especially against drunken driving. I believe drunken
driving which causes personal injury to another person should
be made a felony.
I recommend a law requiring that when real property is
sold, if there be any difference between the sale price and its
valuation by the county tax assessor, the seller be required to
pay a tax on a valuation equal to the sale price.
I recommend that the unemployment compensation law
be amended so as to provide benefits to persons unemployed
by reason of sickness. Having been a worker and also unem-
ployed, I know that any involuntary unemployment is acutely
distressing, but I know of no unemployment more distressing
than that caused by sickness.
The State's Constitution is 64 years old. 124 amendments
have been proposed to it, and 84 have been adopted. It should
be amended from time to time to keep it adequate to changing
conditions. I recommend that the Legislature submit to the
people for approval the following proposed amendments:
An amendment creating a State Tax Commission with ample
authority to equalize tax assessments in the 67 counties.
An amendment allocating, for a limited number of years,
say 20 or 25, as much of the revenue derived from motor
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I recommend an amendment allocating revenue derived from
the industries exempt from taxation by Article 9, Section 12,
of the Constitution, to towns and cities, such allocation to be
according to a formula based on population, and other equit-
able considerations.
It is believed millions of dollars in unclaimed bank deposits
are in Florida banks. Eighteen states already have passed
laws providing that such unclaimed and abandoned deposits
shall escheat to the State and be deposited in the State
Treasury. I recommend that the Legislature pass such a law.
Flood waters in Florida must be controlled. Next to the
raising of sufficient revenue to maintain the essential func-
tions of government, control of flood waters is the State's
most critical problem. During the next ten years the State
must provide $37,000,000 as its share of the cost of construct-
ing the $208,000,000 flood control system devised by United
States Army Engineers. The State must provide $7,000,000 of
that sum during the next two years. This money must be raised
by new or additional taxation. Nothing now taxed by the State
can stand that much more taxation, so Florida's share of the
cost of flood control for the next two years must be provided
by new taxes.
Flood control will ultimately benefit everything in the State
and every part of the State, but it will primarily and directly
benefit real estate. Real estate is the only source from which
we can be reasonably sure of raising $37,000,000 in taxes during
the next ten years. Unless we can be assured of going through
to completion with the flood control system, we should not
embark upon it in the first instance. It would be almost a
complete waste of several millions of dollars if we should start
it and then have to abandon it for lack of money.
Therefore, I recommend that the Legislature submit a pro-
posed Constitutional amendment providing that all real estate,
except that now exempt from taxation by the homestead
exemption amendment to the Constitution, and real estate
owned by charitable, religious and educational institutions and
now exempt from taxation by the Constitution, be taxed not
exceeding 2 mills per year for a period of ten years, the pro-
ceeds to be used wholly and exclusively for flood control.
Nothing could be fairer and more democratic than thus to
let the people themselves decide this momentous issue which
so vitally affects all of Florida. I believe your confidence
in the ability of the people to make right decisions at the
polls will cause you to let them decide this question in this
democratic manner. Certainly no harm chn be done by sub-
mitting this question to the people. I recommend that it be
submitted as an emergency measure so that we may have an
early decision.
I recommend an adjustment of certain inadequate salaries.
I suggest that the salaries of the Constitutional officers com-
posing the so-called Cabinet be fixed at $10,000 per year, and
that salaries of Supreme Court Justices be fixed at $11,000
per year.
Industry pays $20,000 to $25,000 per year for the calibre
of men who make up the State Cabinet. Some Circuit Judges
in counties where their salaries are supplemented locally
receive far larger salaries than the Justices of the Supreme
Court.
I recommend that the salaries of Circuit Judges be adjusted
also. I suggest that the salary of a Circuit Judge be fixed at
not less than $8,500 per year.
I recommend that the salary of the Governor be reduced
from $12,000 per year to $11,000 per year during the tenure
of this incumbent. The salary should be far more than it
is now, but I can get by on less and because of the depleted
condition of the State treasury, I am willing to do so.

The States of the South are making a co-operative effort
to develop the best facilities in America for graduate, profes-
sional, and technical education. Many of the major agricul-
tural and industrial problems of this and other Southern
States have arisen directly from the fact that our educational
facilities are inadequate. This inadequacy can be met in part
through regional action taken to develop regional educational
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will allow us to join with other states in supporting top-flight
training centers which no one state could afford.
As the Governor of Florida I have joined with the Chief
Executives from thirteen other states in approving a Compact
under which this needed regional educational program may
go rapidly forward. You Will be presented proposed legislation
for the purpose of approving participation in this historic
effort, and for appropriating funds therefore.
As a veteran of World War II and a citizen, I am also deeply
interested in the welfare of our veterans. We should do every-
thing within our power to show appreciation of the sacrifices
which they made, but war and its aftereffects are the chief
responsibility of the federal government. The states should
not undertake to relieve the national government of its obliga-
tions. Rather, we should seek ways and means of co-operating
with the federal government and insist that the Congress make
proper provisions for the men and women who answered the
call of duty and served in the armed forces.
Recently a delegation from Tallahassee, Gainesville, and
other sections of Florida, appeared before a Senate Sub-com-
mittee requesting that the 1,114 bed veterans' mental hospital
to be located at Gainesville and the 100 bed veterans' general
medical and surgical hospital to be located at Tallahassee be
reactivated and built.
There are only 1,286 beds in Florida available for our
300,000 state veterans, which gives Florida fewer of these
facilities per veteran than almost any other state. In addition,
each year 75,000 to 100,000 out-of-state veterans either come
or are sent by their doctors or the Veterans Administration
to seek health in our sunshine and salubrious climate. These
veterans, almost without exception, use the meager and in-
adequate veterans' hospitals and clinical facilities which are
located here.
The importance of a mental hospital for veterans is made
further evident by the fact that there are many veteran men-
tal cases in Chattahoochee and in the jails of our State
being cared for at state or local expense when they should be
cared for in federal institutions and at federal cost. Further
evidence of this need is made manifest by the almost daily
accounts which we see in the papers of the veterans suffering
from the ravages of war, emotionally and mentally upset,
harming themselves or society.
I recommend that you immediately memorialize Congress
to make these aforementioned hospital and clinical facilities
available.
This Legislature is confronted with the most difficult task
that has devolved upon a Florida Legislature in my lifetime.
/in a sense, it must provide revenue not for two years but for
/ four years. The 1947 Legislature frugally and wisely decided
not to levy new taxes to provide for the appropriations it made,
but rather to use the surplus accumulated during the war
to finance enlarged appropriations, and appropriations were
tremendously enlarged. The 1945 Legislature appropriated
from the general revenue fund the sum of only $28,449,375.36.
The 1947 Legislature appropriated, in the General Appropria-
tion Act, to be paid from the same fund a grand total of
$63,247,153.77, an increase of approximately $35,000,000. The
1947 Legislature also increased the State's contribution to the
public schools from $18,000,000 per year to $42,000,000 per
year. No new taxes were levied to pay for these enormous
increases. The 1947 Legislature accurately estimated that it
could be provided from the large surplus in the general reve-
nue fund, but that surplus is now nearly gone. There will be
only about $7,500,000 in the general revenue fund on June
30th.
For four prosperous years business, industry, agriculture and
the general economy of Florida have expanded enormously
but no new state revenue was raised, although the services
and functions of the State expanded in keeping with the
tremendous growth of Florida, both in population and in
prosperity. It now becomes the terrific task of this Legislature
to take up the slack that has developed in the State's revenue
since 1945,
It is my privilege and duty to point out to you how the
money can be raised to put state finances on a stable basis,
and I have done so. I am not dogmatic about raising the reve-
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coming two years. If the Legislature can, and does, provide
the revenue by other means, except a general sales tax, I shall
not object. I have no pride of authorship in the revenue plan
I have presented to you. The revenue sources I have recom-
mended were brought to light largely through the efforts of
the Senate-House Tax Survey Committee, so in a sense, this
Legislature originated the tax plan I have presented.
This tax program will meet with determined, and even
desperate, opposition. Those who are asked to pay the new
and additional taxes recommended may be expected to resist
with every resource at their command. Certain interests in
Florida have grown rich and powerful, partially as a result of
the State's past policy of not requiring them to pay their
fair and just share of the cost of government, and its even
more lenient policy of giving them certain exemptions from
taxation. These aggregations of wealth and power have equip-
ped themselves with well paid lobbyists. These adroit and
amply financed operators may be expected to use every known
lobbying device to prevent this Legislature from providing
the revenue the State must have if it is to remain solvent.
I have no ill-will for the lobbyists who will ply their profitable
trade in Tallahassee during the ensuing sixty days. Some of
them are my friends. I personally like those I know. But I
know and you know they have orders to sabotage any reve-
nue program which requires those who pay them to bear
their fair share of the cost of government.

I trust you will listen politely to the lobbyists, and then
vote according to your conscience. I also hope you will be
on your guard against a threatened coalition among all the
lobbyists. It is believed that lobbyists representing all this
rich aggregation of power and wealth will combine their
forces in an effort to beat down every revenue bill. I know
you will not let such a conspiracy wreck the financial integrity
of the State.
Gentlemen of the Legislature, you and I are the temporary
trustees of the greatest system of government ever set up.
What we do in this session will largely determine whether
this system of government continues to give security and
liberty to the people of this State. Let us so devote ourselves
to our duty that if the State of Florida should endure for a
thousand years, men will say this was the finest session of the
Legislature.
The President of the Senate in the Chair.
Senator McArthur moved that the joint assembly be now
dissolved, and the Senate resume its session in the Senate
Chamber.
The motion was agreed to and the Senate retired to the
Senate Chamber.
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 4:30 P. M.



The roll was called and
to their names:



Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
David
Dayton



Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Griggs
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Lancaster, D
Lancaster, H
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure
McKendree



the following members answered

McMullen Sellar
Melvin Shepperd
Merchant Simpson
Merritt Slaughter
Monahan Smith, L. W.
Moody Smith, M. B.
Morgan Smith, W. A.
Nesmith Stewart
Odham Stockdale
Okell Strayhorn
Papy Summers
Parker Surles
Patton Sweeny
Pearce Tapper
Peeples Thornal
SPhillips Usina
. Pooser Whitlock

Roberts Williams
Rood Wise
Sapp Wotitzky
Saunders, D. H. Yeomans
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh



A quorum present.















The Speaker announced the appointment of the following
standing committees:
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
Charles E. Shepperd of St. Johns, Chairman; Woodrow M.
Melvin of Santa Rosa, Vice Chairman; Fletcher Morgan of
Duval, Miss Edna Pearce of Highlands, James S. Moody of
Hillsborough, Wilson Carraway of Leon, T. C. Merchant, Jr.
of Madison, C. Farris Bryant of Marion, Charles O. Andrews,
Jr. of Orange, Irlo Bronson of Osceola, B. Elliott of Palm
Beach, James A. McClure, Jr. of Pinellas, Lisle W. Smith of
Polk, Wm. Randall Slaughter of Suwannee, W. E. Whitlock
of Alachua, Bryant G. Patton of Franklin, W. A. Smith of
Jackson, Thomas B. Dowda of Putnam, Gus Dekle of Taylor,
George S. Okell of Dade, Jerry Collins of Sarasota, O. L.
Burton of Brevard, Joe Bill Rood of Manatee, L. C. Yeomans
of Citrus.
COMMITTEE ON BANKS AND LOANS
Lisle W. Smith of Polk, Chairman; Tim M. Sellar of Lake,
Vice Chairman; S. D. Saunders of Clay; R. M. Merritt of
Escambia, H. T. Cook of Flagler, D. M. Johnson of Gadsden,
Howell Lancaster of Gilchrist, James S. Moody of Hillsbor-
ough, Duffin Lancaster of Lafayette, John W. Henderson of
Leon, Marcus Frank of Marion, W. J. Hendry of Okeechobee,
Irlo Bronson of Osceola, Wm. Randall Slaughter of Suwanee,
Thomas T. Cobb of Volusia, John Branch of Hillsborough,
Joseph I. Mathis of Bay, Bernie C. Papy of Monroe, Elbert
L. Stewart of Hendry, James A. Haley of Sarasota.
COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS REGULATIONS
Elbert L. Stewart of Hendry, Chairman; Alex MacWilliam
of Indian River, Vice Chairman; Grady W. Courtney of Bay,
John S. Burwell of Broward, D. Graham Copeland of Collier,
Fletcher Morgan of Duval, Harry Botts, Jr. of Escambia, H. T.
Cook of Flagler, E. W. Scarborough of Gadsden, Howell Lan-
caster of Gilchrist, H. H. Hethcox of Lake, Scott Hough of Lee,
Leonard A. McKendree of Nassau, W. J. Hendry of Okeechobee,
Charles J. Schuh, Jr. of Pinellas, F. Charles Usina of St. Johns,
Woodrow M. Melvin of Santa Rosa, Jerry Collins of Sarasota,
M. B. (T-Bone) Smith of Seminole, J. Brailey Odham of
Seminole, James H. Sweeny of Volusia, Thos. D. Beasley of
Walton, John Branch of Hillsborough, Roy Surles of Polk,
Bernie C. Papy of Monroe, George S. Okell of Dade, John
Bollinger of Palm Beach, John V. Monahan of Sumter, J. W.
McAlpin of Hamilton.
COMMITTEE ON CITRUS
D. H. Saunders of St. Lucie, Chairman; Lisle W. Smith of
Polk, Vice Chairman; Leo Wotitzky of Charlotte, T. M. Parker,
Jr. of DeSoto, G. W. (Dick) Williams of Hardee, Miss Edna
Pearce of Highlands, James S. Moody of Hillsborough, Alex
MacWilliam of Indian River, H. H. Hethcox of Lake, J. Ben
Fuqua of Manatee, Charles O. Andrews, Jr. of Orange, George
C. Dayton of Pasco, Jerry Collins of Sarasota, J. Brailey Od-
ham of Seminole, Thomas T. Cobb of Volusia, John V. Mona-
han of Sumter, Roy Surles of Polk, Thomas B. Dowda of
Putnam, S. Travis Phillips of Hernando, Hubert E. Griggs of
Brevard, C. Farris Bryant of Marion, Archie Clement of
Pinellas, Scott Hough of Lee, George Keith of Martin.
COMMITTEE ON CLAIMS AND STATE PENSIONS
Fletcher Morgan of Duval, Chairman; Charles J. Schuh,
Jr. of Pinellas, Vice Chairman; Thomas E. David of Broward,
S. Travis Phillips of Hernando, Wilson Carraway of Leon,
W. A. Smith of Jackson, J. H. Peeples of Glades, George Ne-
smith of Wakulla, Grant Stockdale of Dade, F. W. Bedenbaugh
of Columbia.
COMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
Jerry Collins of Sarasota, Chairman; John E. Bollinger of
Palm Beach, Vice Chairman; B. R. Burnsed of Baker, Thomas
E. David of Broward, Harry Botts, Jr. of Escambia, S. Travis
Phillips of Hernando, Neil C. McMullen of Hillsborough, Nor-
wood R. Strayhorn of Lee, John W. Henderson of Leon, C.
Farris Bryant of Marion, George C. Dayton of Pasco, Archie
Clement of Pinellas, Charles E. Shepperd of St. Johns, Wood-
row M. Melvin of Santa Rosa, Thomas T. Cobb of Volusia,
William C. Lantaff of Dade, Thomas B. Dowda of Putnam,
Hubert E. Griggs of Brevard, George Keith of Martin.



COMMITTEE ON DRAINAGE AND WATER CONTROL
B. Elliott of Palm Beach, Chairman; Irlo Bronson of Osce-
cola, Vice Chairman; John S. Burwell of Broward, L. C. Yeo-
mans of Citrus, S. D. Saunders of Clay, D. Graham Copeland
of Collier, D. M. Johnson of Gadsden, George C. Tapper of
Gulf, G. W. (Dick) Williams of Hardee, S. Travis Phillips of
Hernando, Miss Edna Pearce of Highlands, Scott Hough of
Lee, T. C. Merchant, Jr. of Madison, Burton Thornal of
Orange, D. H. Saunders of St. Lucie, J. Brailey Odham of
Seminole, Wm. Randall Slaughter of Suwannee, James H.
Sweeny of Volusia, John Branch of Hillsborough, J. H.
Peeples, Jr. of Glades, Elbert L. Stewart of Hendry, George
S. Okell of Dade, George Keith of Martin.
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Leo Wotitzky of Charlotte, Chairman; M. B. (T-Bone)
Smith of Seminole, Vice Chairman; B. R. Burnsed of Baker,
John S. Burwell of Broward, Emory E. Bridges of Calhoun,
T. M. Parker, Jr., of DeSoto, J. W. McAlpin of Hamilton, Neil
C. McMullen of Hillsborough, J. D. Heath of Holmes, W. Pooser
of Jackson, Richard H. Simpson of Jefferson, Tim M. Sellar of
Lake, Wilson Carraway of Leon, Glenn Summers of Liberty,
T. C. Merchant, Jr., of Madison, Marcus Frank of Marion,
Chares O. Andrews, Jr., of Orange, B. Elliott of Palm. Beach,
James A. McClure, Jr. ,of Pinellas, D. H. Saunders of St. Lucie,
Woodrow M. Melvin of Santa Rosa, Thos. D. Beasley of Wal-
ton, Amos O. Hudson of Washington, W. E. Whitlock of Ala-
chua, James A. Haley of Sarasota, O. L. Burton of Brevard,
Mabry Carlton of Duval, Grant Stockdale of Dade.
COMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS

J. Ben Fuqua of Manatee, Chairman; Charles O. Andrews,
Jr. of Orange, Vice Chairman; Emory E. Bridges of Calhoun,
Royal C. Dunn of Dixie, J. W. McAlpin of Hamilton, G. W.
(Dick) Williams of Hardee, Miss Edna Pearce of Highlands,
Duffin Lancaster of Lafayette, George C. Dayton of Pasco,
James A. McClure, Jr. of Pinellas, Charles J. Schuh, Jr. of
Pinellas, F. Charles Usina of St. Johns, James H. Sweeny of
Volusia, Grant Stockdale of Dade, W. Pooser of Jackson.

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE AND TAXATION
Richard H. Simpson of Jefferson, Chairman; W. J. Hendry
of Okeechobee, Vice Chairman; R. L. Black, Jr. of Alachua,
B. R. Burnsed of Baker, John S. Burwell of Broward, D. Gra-
ham Copeland of Collier, Fletcher Morgan of Duval, Harry
Botts, Jr. of Escambia, H. T. Cook of Flagler, E. W. Scarborough
of Gadsden, George C. Tapper of Gulf, Alex MacWilliam of
Indian River, Tim M. Sellar of Lake, Norwood R. Strayhorn
of Lee, John W. Henderson of Leon, J. Ben Fuqua of Manatee,
Marcus Frank of Marion, Leonard A. McKendree of Nassau,
James H. (Jimmy) Wise of Okaloosa, Burton Thornal of
Orange, Charles J. Schuh, Jr., of Pinellas, F. Charles Usina of
St. Johns, J. Brailey Odham of Seminole, Thomas D. Beasley
of Walton, John V. Monahan of Sumter, John Branch of Hills-
borough, Joseph I. Mathis of Bay, Bernie C. Papy of Monroe,
Elbert L. Stewart of Hendry, Roy Surles of Polk, George Ne-
smith of Wakulla, James A. Haley of Sarasota, John E. Bol-
linger of Palm Beach, Hubert E. Griggs of Brevard, Grant
Stockdale of Dade.

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND
LIVESTOCK
George C. Tapper of Gulf, Chairman; Gus J. Dekle oi
faylor, Vice Chairman; R. L. Black, Jr. of Alachua, B. R.
Burnsed of Baker, L. C. Yeomans of Citrus, S. D. Saunders or
Clay, D. Graham Copeland of Collier, T. M. Parker, Jr. of
DeSoto, Royal C. Dunn of Dixie, E. W. Scarborough of Gads-
den, G. W. (Dick) Williams of Hardee, Miss Edna Pearce of
Highlands, Richard H. Simpson of Jefferson, H. H. Hethcox
of Lake, T. C. Merchant, Jr. of Madison, Joe Bill Rood of
Manatee, Irlo Bronson of Osceola, Charles E., Shepperd of
St. Johns, D. H. Saunders of St. Lucie, M. B. (T-Bone) Smith
of Seminole, John V. Monahan of Sumter, Roy Surles of Polk,
Dewey D. Allen of Levy, J. H. Peeples, Jr. of Glades, Charles
A. Luckie of Duval, Harry Botts of Escambia, James S. Moody
of Hillsborough, Grant Stockdale of Dade, Grady W. Courtney
of Bay, O. L. Burton of Brevard, Burton Thornal of Orange,
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COMMITTEE ON GAME AND FRESH WATER FISH
Thomas B. Dowda of Putnam, Chairman; J. H. Peeples, Jr.
of Glades, Vice Chairman; Emory E. Bridges of Calhoun, Leo
Wotitzky of Charlotte, Howell Lancaster of Gilchrist, G. W.
(Dick) Williams of Hardee, J. D. Heath of Holmes, W. Pooser
of Jackson, Norwood R. Strayhorn of Lee, Glenn Summers of
Liberty, Marcus Frank of Marion, W. J. Hendry of Okeecho-
bee, Burton Thornal of Orange, Irlo Bronson of Osceola,
Amos O. Hudson of Washington, Joseph I. Mathis of Bay,
Bryant G. Patton of Franklin, W. A. Smith of Jackson, Elbert
L. Stewart of Hendry, Duffin Lancaster of Lafayette, J. P.
Roberts of Bradford, F. W. Bedenbaugh of Columbia, H. E.
Griggs of Brevard.
COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL REORGANIZATION
William C. Lantaff of Dade, Chairman; C. Farris Bryant of
Marion, Vice Chairman; Wilson Carraway of Leon, Archie
Clement of Pinellas, Thomas T. Cobb of Volusia, Jerry Collins
of Sarasota, J. Ben Fuqua of Manatee, Amos 0. Hudson of
Washington, Charles A. Luckie of Duval, Neil C. McMullen of
Hillsborough, Charles J. Schuh of Pinellas, Tim M. Sellar of
Lake, Charles E. Shepperd of St. Johns, Richard H. Simpson
of Jefferson, Glenn Summers of Liberty, Thos. D. Beasley of
Walton, Thomas E. David of Broward, Fletcher Morgan of
Duval, Lisle W. Smith of Polk, Thomas B. Dowda of Putnam,
J. Brailey Odham of Seminole.
COMMITTEE ON INSURANCE

Scott Hough of Lee, Chairman; Thomas T. Cobb of Volusia,
Vice Chairman; Thomas E. David of Broward, Charles Luckie
of Duval, R. M. Merritt of Escambia, H. T. Cook of Flagler,
Neil C. McMullen of Hillsborough, Burton Thornal of Orange,
B. Elliott of Palm Beach, Woodrow M. Melvin of Santa Rosa,
Mabry Carlton of Duval, Grant Stockdale of Dade, S. Travis
Phillips of Hernando, Dewey D. Allen of Levy, Glenn Summers
of Liberty, T. C. Merchant, Jr. of Madison, Marcus C. Frank
of Marion, James H. (Jimmy) Wise of Okaloosa, Archie
Clement of Pinellas, John V. Monahan of Sumter, William
Randall Slaughter of Suwannee, Amos 0. Hudson of Wash-
ington, E. W. Scarborough of Gadsden, J. H. Peeples, Jr. of
Glades.
COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY (CIVIL)
Charles A. Luckie of Duval, Chairman; D. M. Johnson of
Gadsden, Vice Chairman; B. R. Burnsed of Baker, Harry
Botts, Jr. of Escambia, H. T. Cook of Flagler, Neil C. McMul-
len of Hillsborough, Tim M. Sellar of Lake, John W. Hender-
Son of Leon, J. Ben Fuqua of Manatee, C. Farris Bryant of
Marion, Charles 0. Andrews, Jr. of Orange, George C. Dayton
of Pasco, Woodrow M. Melvin of Santa Rosa, Thomas T. Cobb
of Volusia, John Branch of Hillsborough, Roy Surles of Polk,
Joseph I. Mathis of Bay, John E. Bollinger of Palm Beach,
William C. Lantaff of Dade, Thomas E. (Ted) David of
Broward, George S. Okell of Dade.
COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY (CRIMINAL)
Norwood R. Strayhorn of Lee, Chairman: George C. Dayton
of Pasco, Vice Chairman; Royal C. Dunn of Dixie, Charles J.
Schuh, Jr. of Pinellas, Thos. D. Beasley of Walton, Thomas
B. Dowda of Putnam, Mabry Carlton of Duval.
COMMITTEE ON LABOR
B. R. Burnsed of Baker, Chairman; Grady W. Courtney of
Bay, Vice Chairman; R. L. Black, Jr. of Alachua, Emory E.
Bridges of Calhoun, R. M. Merritt of Escambia, D. M. Johnson
of Gadsden, Richard H. Simpson of Jefferson, Leonard A.
McKendree of Nassau, Charles 0. Andrews, Jr. of Orange,
Charles J. Schuh, Jr. of Pinellas, J. Brailey Odham of Semi-
nole, George S. Okell of Dade, James A. Haley of Sarasota,
Mabry Carlton of Duval, J. D. Heath of Holmes, Howell Lan-
caster of Gilchrist, Royal C. Dunn of Dixie, J. W. McAlpin of
Hamilton, W. E. Whitlock of Alachua, T. M. Parker, Jr. of
DeSoto, Gus J. Dekle of Taylor, J. H. Peeples, Jr. of Glade.

COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE EXPENSE
Wilson Carraway of Leon, Chairman; John Branch of Hills-
borough, Vice Chairman; R. L. Black, Jr., of Alachua, S. D.
Saunders of Clay, Archie Clement of Pinellas, Joseph I. Mathis
of Bay.



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COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Neil C. McMullen of Hillsborough, Chairman; H. H. Hethcox
of Lake, Vice Chairman; Thomas E. David of Broward, Wil-
liam C. Lantaff of Dade, James S. Moody of Hillsborough,
Norwood R. Strayhorn of Lee, Joe Bill Rood of Manatee. Mar-
cus Frank of Marion, Wm. Randall Slaughter of Suwannee,
Amos O. Hudson of Washington, W. A. Smith of Jackson,
Dewey D. Allen of Levy, Alex MacWilliam of Indian River,
James A. Haley of Sarasota, John E. Bollinger of Palm Beach,
Hubert E. Griggs of Brevard.
COMMITTEE ON MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS
Harry Botts, Jr. of Escambia, Chairman; J. Brailey Odham
of Seminole, Vice Chairman; T. M. Parker, Jr. of DeSoto,
Charles Luckie of Duval, George C. Tapper of Gulf, J. D.
Heath of Holmes, John W. Henderson of Leon, T. C. Mer-
chant, Jr. of Madison, James A. McClure, Jr. of Pinellas, F.
Charles Usina of St. Johns, Thomas T. Cobb of Volusia, Amos
O. Hudson of Washington, W. E. Whitlock of Alachua, Bryant
G. Patton of Franklin, James A. Haley of Sarasota, Grant
Stockdale of Dade, F. W. Bedenbaugh of Columbia.
COMMITTEE ON MOTOR VEHICLES AND AVIATION
Bernie C. Papy of Monroe, Chairman; F. Charles Usina
of St. Johns, Vice Chairman: William C. Lantaff of Dade, W.
Pooser of Jackson, Joe Bill Rood of Manatee, Leonard A.
McKendree of Nassau, Burton Thornal of Orange, B. Elliott
of Palm Beach, F. Charles Usina of St. Johns, Jerry Collins
of Sarasota, Gus J. Dekle of Taylor, W. E. Whitlock of Alachua,
J. P. Roberts of Bradford, Mabry Carlton of Duval, R. M.
Merritt of Escambia, J. A. McClure, Jr., of Pinellas.

COMMITTEE ON OIL, PHOSPHATE AND MINERALS
C. Farris Bryant Of Marion, Chairman; Dewey D. Allen of
Levy, Vice Chairman; D. Graham Copeland of Collier, D. M.
Johnson of Gadsden, S. Travis Phillips of Hernando, James
S. Moody of Hillsborough, Scott Hough of Lee, Joe Bill Rood
of Manatee, Lisle W. Smith of Polk, Roy Surles of Polk, Bryant
G. Patton of Franklin, George C. Dayton of Pasco, John V.
Monahan of Sumter.

COMMITTEE ON PERSONNEL AND LOBBYING
J. W. McAlpin of Hamilton, Chairman; James A. McClure
of Pinellas, Vice Chairman; James S. Moody of Hillsborough,
Duffin Lancaster of Lafayette, F. Charles Usina of St. Johns,
James H. Sweeny of Volusia, George Nesmith of Wakulla, J. P.
Roberts of Bradford.

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH
Alex MacWilliam of Indian River, Chairman; Mabry Carl-
ton of Duval, Vice Chairman; Grady W. Courtney of Bay, Leo
Wotitzky of Charlotte, George C. Tapper of Gulf, J. D. Heath
of Holmes, W. Pooser of Jackson, Richard H. Simpson of Jef-
ferson, Norwood R. Strayhorn of Lee, T. C. Merchant, Jr. of
Madison, Leonard A. McKendree of Nassau, James H. (Jimmy)
Wise of Okaloosa, George C, Dayton of Pasco, Lisle W. Smith
of Polk, Gus J. Dekle of Taylor, James H. Sweeny of Volusia,
O. L. Burton of Brevard, John Ward Henderson of Leon, D.
H. Saunders of St. Lucie, R. M. Merritt of Escambia, F. W.
Bedenbaugh of Columbia.
COMMITTEE ON
PUBLIC UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION

H. T. Cook of Flagler, Chairman; John Ward Henderson of
Leon, Vice Chairman; B. R. Burnsed of Baker, Thomas E.
David of Broward, L. C. Yeomans of Citrus, Charles A. Luckie
of Duval, Howell Lancaster of Gilchrist, Alex MacWilliam of
Indian River, H. H. Hethcox of Lake, Norwood R. Strayhorn
of Lee, Leonard A. McKendree of Nassau, W. J. Hendry of
Okeechobee, Archie Clement of Pinellas, Charles E. Shepperd
of St. Johns, Wm. Randall Slaughter of Suwannee, James H.
Sweeny of Volusia, John V. Monahan of Sumter, Roy Surles
of Polk, M. B. (T-Bone) Smith of Seminole, John E. Bol-
linger of Palm Beach, Leo Wotitzky of Charlotte, W. E. Whit-
lock of Alachua, George C. Tapper of Gulf, James A. Haley
Sarasota, Grady W. Courtney of Bay, B. Elliott of Palm Beach,
F. W. Bedenbaugh of Columbia, Marcus Frank of Marion.















COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ROADS

George Nesmith of Wakulla, Chairman; O. L. Burton of
Brevard, Vice Chairman; John S. Burwell of Broward, Emory
E. Bridges of Calhoun, L. C. Yeomans of Citrus, S. D. Saun-
ders of Clay, D. Graham Copeland of Collier, T. M. Parker,
Jr. of DeSoto, E. W. Scarborough of Gadsden, Howell Lan-
caster of Gilchrist, G. W. (Dick) Williams of Hardee, S.
Travis Phillips of Hernando, Miss Edna Pearce of Highlands,
J. D. Heath of Holmes, Alex MacWilliam of Indian River,
Duffin Lancaster of Lafayette, H. H. Hethcox of Lake, James
H. (Jimmy) Wise of Okaloosa, James A. McClure, Jr. of Pin-
ellas, Charles E. Shepperd of St. Johns, D. H. Saunders of St.
Lucie, M. B. (T-Bone) Smith of Seminole, Joseph I. Mathis of
Bay, Bryant G. Patton of Franklin, W. A. Smith of Jackson,
J. H. Peeples of Glades, George S. Okell of Dade, J. Ben Fuqua
of Manatee, George of Martin.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WELFARE, SOCIAL SECURITY
AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Thos D. Beasley, of Walton, Chairman; F. W. Bedenbaugh
of Columbia, Vice Chairman; Grady W. Courtney .of Bay,
Emory E. Bridges of Calhoun, S. D. Saunders of Clay, Royal
C. Dunn of Dixie, Fletcher Morgan of Duval, R. M. Merritt
of Escambia, J. W. McAlpin of Hamilton, J. D. Heath of
Holmes, Tim M. Sellar of Lake, Glenn Summers of Liberty,
James H. (Jimmy) Wise of Okaloosa, Charles O. Andrews,
Jr. of Orange, Charles J. Schuh, Jr. of Pinellas, M. B.
(T-Bone) Smith of Seminole, Amos O. Hudson of Wash-
ington, John Branch of Hillsborough, W. E. Whitlock of
Alachua, Bryant G. Patton of Franklin, George Nesmith of
Wakulla, J. P. Roberts of Bradford, James A. Haley of
Sarasota.
COMMITTEE ON RULES AND CALENDAR
Archie Clement of Pinellas, Chairman; George S. Okell of
Dade, Vice Chairman; John S. Burwell of Broward, Leo
Wotitzky of Charlotte, L. C. Yeomans of Citrus, Charles A.
Luckie of Duval, Harry Botts, Jr. of Escambia, H. T. Cook of
Flagler, D. M. Johnson of Gadsden, George C. Tapper of Gulf,
Neil C. McMullen of Hillsborough, Richard H. Simpson of
Jefferson, Tim M. Sellar of Lake, Scott Hough of Lee, Wilson
Carraway of Leon, C. Farris Bryant of Marion, Leonard A.
McKendree of Nassau, W. J. Hendry of Okeechobee, Burton
Thornal of Orange, Irlo Bronson of Osceola, Lisle W. Smith
of Polk, Charles E. Shepperd of St. Johns, D. H. Saunders of
St.' Lucie, Woodrow M. Melvin of Santa Rosa, Jerry Collins



of Sarasota, Thomas D. Beasley of Walton, Bernie C. Papy
of Monroe, Dewey D. Allen of Levy, Elbert L. Stewart of
Hendry, George Nesmith of Wakulla, John E. Bollinger of
Palm Beach, Mabry Carlton of Duval, R. L. Black, Jr. of
Alachua.
COMMITTEE ON STATE INSTITUTIONS, SERVICES
AND SUPPLIES
R. M. Merritt of Escambia, Chairman; John S. Burwell of
Broward, Vice Chairman; R. L. Black, Jr. of Alachua, Emory
E. Bridges of Calhoun, T. M. Parker, Jr. of DeSoto, Royal C.
Dunn of Dixie, Fletcher Morgan of Duval, E. W. Scarborough
of Gadsden, D. M. Johnson of Gadsden, J. W. McAlpin of
Hamilton, Miss Edna Pearce of Highlands,. W Pooser of Jack-
son, H. H. Hethcox of Lake, Wilson Carraway of Leon, Glenn
Summers of Liberty, J. Ben Fuqua of Manatee, Joe Bill Rood
of Manatee, James H. (Jimmy) Wise of Okaloosa, W. J.
Hendry of Okeechobee, F. Charles Usina of St. Johns, M. B.
(T-Bone) Smith of Seminole, William Randall Slaughter of
Suwannee, Gus J. Dekle of Taylor, John Branch of Hills-
borough, Bryant G. Patton of Franklin, W. A. Smith of Jack-
son, James A. Haley of Sarasota, Hubert E. Griggs of Brevard,
J. P. Roberts of Bradford, Scott Hough of Lee, Grady W.
Courtney of Bay.
COMMITTEE ON SALT WATER FISHERIES
L. C. Yeomans of Citrus, Chairman; Royal C. Dunn of Dixie,
Vice Chairman; Leo Wotitzky of Charlotte, S. D. Saunders of
Clay, D. Graham Copeland of Collier, Harry Botts, Jr. of
Escambia, Scott Hough of Lee, Joe Bill Rood of Manatee,
James H. (Jimmy) Wise of Okaloosa, Gus J. Dekle of Taylor,
Joseph I. Mathis of Bay, Bryant G. Patton of Franklin, Bernie
C. Papy of Monroe, Dewey D. Allen of Levy, George Nesmith
of Wakulla, O. L. Burton of Brevard, George Keith of Martin.
Mr. Melvin moved that the Sergeant-at-Arms be instructed
to make appropriate distribution of the gifts of flowers among
hospitals in this area.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Mr. Clement moved that the House do now adjourn to recon-
vene at 10:00 A. M. tomorrow morning.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon at the hour of 4:50 P. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 10:00 A. M. tomorrow morning.



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Wednesday April 6, 1949



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00 A. M.
The roll was taken and the following members were recorded
present:



Mr. Speaker Dayton
Allen Dekle
Andrews Dowda
Beasley Dunn
Black Elliott
Bollinger Frank
Botts Fuqua
Branch Griggs
Bridges Haley
Bronson Heath
Bryant Henderson
Burnsed Hendry
Burton Hethcox
Burwell Hough
Carlton Hudson
Carraway Johnson
Clement Lancaster, D.
Cobb Lancaster, H.
Collins Lantaff
Cook Luckie
Copeland MacWilliam
Courtney Mathis
David McAlpin
A quorum present.
The following prayer was
Hunter, Chaplain:



McClure Scarborough
McKendree Schuh
McMullen Sellar
Melvin Shepperd
Merchant Simpson
Merritt Slaughter
Monahan Smith, L. W.
Moody Smith, M. B.
Morgan Smith, W. A.
Nesmith Stewart
Odham Stockdale
Okell Strayhorn
Papy Summers
Parker Surles
Patton Sweeny
Pearce Tapper
Peeples Thornal
Phillips Usina
Pooser Whitlock
Roberts Williams
Rood Wise
Saunders, D. H. Wotitzky
Saunders, S. D. Yeomans


offered by the Reverend J. L.



Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy will be done in us and through us in our work this day.
We are grateful to be spared to live to see this day and to
enjoy all its privileges, and to have the opportunity to work
in Thy Kingdom.
For our sins which are many, grant us Thy pardoning Grace.
Fill our hearts with Thy Holy Spirit that we may be equal
to our task.
For we pray not for lighter loads or easier crosses, but for
greater strength with which to bear our burdens and to resist
temptations.
We want a good world blessed with peace and security, but
we know that not by any magic or by any law can we have
such. Only as we are good men can we expect to have a good
world, or deserve a good world.
O Lord, make us good men.
For Jesus' Sake-Amen.
Mr. Beasley moved that the prayer of the Chaplain be
spread upon the Journal of the House daily.
The motion was agreed to and it was so ordered.
The Journal for Tuesday, April 5, was ordered corrected as
follows:
On Page 11, Column 1, Line 19, counting from the top of
the page, strike out the words, "St. Lucie," and insert "Clay."
On Page 11, Column 2, Line 34, counting from the top of
the page, strike out the word, "Gilchrist," and insert "Lafa-
yette."
On Page 13, Column 1, Line 8, counting from the top of
the page, strike out the word, "St. Lucie," and insert "Clay."



On Page 13, Column 1, Line 13, counting from the top of the
page, strike out the word, "Gilchrist," and insert "Lafayette."
On Page 13, Column 1, Line 24, counting from the top of
the page, strike out the words, "St. Lucie," and insert "Clay."
On Page 13, Column 2, Line 15, counting from the bottom
of the page, strike out the words, "St. Lucie," and insert
"Clay."
On Page 13, Column 1, Line 10, counting from the top of
the page, strike out the word, "Lafayette," and insert "Gil-
christ."
The Journal for Tuesday, April 5, was corrected and as cor-
rected was approved.

The Chairmen of the following committees reported that
they were organized and ready to transact business:

Finance and Taxation; Business Regulations; Education;
Public Utilities and Transportation; Banks and Loans; Oil,
Phosphate and Minerals; Elections; Local Government; Mili-
tary and Veterans Affairs; Constitutional Amendments; Pub-
lic Health; Public Welfare, Social Security and Workmen's
Compensation; Legislative expense; Appropriations; Rules
and Calendar; Labor; Public Roads; Drainage and Water Con-
trol; State Institutions, Services and Supplies; Agriculture,
Forestry and Livestock; Claims and State Pensions; Insur-
ance; Judiciary (Criminal); Judiciary (Civil); Citrus; Motor
Vehicles and Aviation; Salt Water Fisheries; Governmental
Reorganization; Game and Fresh Water Fish; Personnel and
Lobbying.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS; JOINT RESOLU-
TIONS; HOUSE RESOLUTIONS; CONCURRENT RESOLU-

TIONS AND MEMORIALS.

By Messrs. Luckie, Morgan and Carlton of Duval; Clement,
McClure, and Schuh of Pinellas; Merchant of Madison; Patton
of Franklin; Smith and Odham of Seminole; Fuqua and Rood
of Manatee; Bollinger of Palm Beach; Bryant of Marion;
Hough of Lee; Burton and Griggs of Brevard; Burwell and
David of Broward; Cobb and Sweeny of Volusia; Mathis of
Bay; Hendry of Okeechobee; Collins of Sarasota; Sellar of
Lake; Lantaff and Stockdale of Dade; Black of Alachua; Hen-
derson of Leon; Dayton of Pasco; Usina of St. Johns; Whit-
lock of Alachua; Branch and Moody of Hillsborough; Scarbor-
ough of Gadsden; Haley of Sarasota-
H. B. No. 3-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to live-
stock, providing for the fencing thereof, liability of the owner
of livestock running at large or straying, impounding and sale
of such livestock, duty of County Commissioners and Sheriffs
hereunder, punishment for violation of the provisions hereof,
holding elections to reject the provisions hereof and repealing
all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith..
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Livestock.
Mr. Nesmith moved that House Bill No. 3 which had been
referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Live-
stock be also referred to the Committee on Public Roads.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Collins moved that the motion of Mr. Nesmith be laid
on the table.
The motion to lay on the table was agreed to and House
Bill No. 3 was referred only to the Committee on Agriculture,
Forestry and Livestock.



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By the Committee on Legislative Expense-
H. B. No. 4-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to legisla-
tion, compensation of attaches, amending Section 2, Chapter
23638, Laws of 1947, (the same being Section 11.14, 1947 cumu-
lative supplement); repealing Section 11.16, Florida Statutes,
1941.
The bill was read the first time by title.
Mr. Carraway asked unanimous consent to now take up
and consider House Bill No. 4.
Without objection, House Bill No. 4 was taken up.
Mr. Carraway moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 4 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 4 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Carraway moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 4 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 4 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on a passage of the bill, the result
was:



Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Courtney
David
Dayton



Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Griggs
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure



McKendree Schuh
McMullen Sellar
Melvin Shepperd
Merchant Simpson
Merritt Slaughter
Monahan Smith, L. W.
Moody Smith, M. B.
Morgan Smith, W. A.
Nesmith Stewart
Odham Stockdale
Okell Strayhorn
Papy Summers
Parker Surles
Patton Sweeny
Pearce Thornal
Peeples Usina
Phillips Whitlock
Pooser Williams
Roberts Wise
Rood Wotitzky
Saunders, D. H. Yeomans
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough



Nays:
Copeland
Nay-1.
Ayes-90.
So the bill passed.
Mr. Carraway moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 4 be immediately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to and it was so ordered.
By the Committee on Legislative Expense-
H. B. No. 5-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
11.13, Florida Statutes 1941, as amended, relative to Compen-
sation of Members of the Legislature.
The bill was read the first time by title.
Mr. Carraway asked unanimous consent to now take up
and consider House Bill No. 5.
Without objection, House Bill No. 5 was taken up.
Mr. Carraway moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 5 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 5 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Carraway moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 5 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.



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The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 5 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker Dayton McClure Scarborough
Allen Dekle McKendree Schuh
Andrews Dowda McMullen Sellar
Beasley Dunn Melvin Shepperd
Black Elliott 'Merchant Simpson
Bollinger Frank Merritt Slaughter
Botts Fuqua Monahan Smith, L. W.
Branch Griggs Moody Smith, M. B.
Bridges Haley Morgan Smith, W, A.
Bronson Heath Nesmith Stewart
Bryant Henderson Odham Stockdale
Burnsed Hendry Okell Strayhorn
Burton Hethcox Papy Summers
Burwell Hough Parker Surles
Carlton Hudson Patton Sweeny
Carraway Johnson Pearce Thornal
Clement Lancaster, D. Peeples Usina
Cobb Lancaster, H. Phillips Whitlock
Collins Lantaff Pooser Williams
Cook Luckie Roberts Wise
Copeland MacWilliam Rood Wotitzky
Courtney Mathis Saunders, D. H. Yeomans
David McAlpin Saunders, S. D.
Nays-None.
Ayes-91.
So the bill passed.
Mr. Carraway moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 5 be immediately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it
was so ordered.
By Mr. Luckie of Duval-
H. B. No. 6-A bill to be entitled An Act to define larceny;
to define and describe personal property which may be the
subject of larceny; to define, prescribe, establish and describe
the method, manner and means whereby and by which a per-
son shall be deemed guilty of larceny; to prescribe the suffi-
ciency and essentials of a warrant, indictment, and informa-
tion charging larceny;to provide for a bill of particulars; to
provide for and prescribe the punishment which may be im-
posed for the commission of the offense of larceny; to provide
that nothing in this Act shall be construed as repealing certain
specifically enumerated existing laws; to repeal all laws and
parts of laws inconsistent or in conflict herewith and to pro-
vide for a date upon which this Act shall be in force and effect.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Criminal).
By Mr. Luckie of Duval-
H. B. No. 7-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
40.24, Florida Statute, 1941, relating to the compensation of
jurors in this State and increasing the same in certain courts.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Luckie of Duval-
H. B. No. 8-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
54.11, Florida Statutes of 1941 relating to the number of
peremptory challenges of jurors in civil causes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Luckie of Duval-
H. B. No. 9-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
811.11, Florida statutes, 1941, relating to horse or cattle steal-
ing, providing a maximum penalty and repealing the minimum
penalty; amending Section 811.12, Florida statutes, 1941, relat-
ing to second conviction of horse or cattle stealing, providing
a maximum penalty and repealing the minimum penalty;
amending Section 811.13, Florida statutes, 1941, relating to
penalty for larceny of sheep and goats, providing a maximum
penalty and repealing the minimum penalty; amending Sec-
tion 811.14, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the larceny of



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hogs, providing for a maximum penalty and repealing the
minimum penalty, amending Section 811.15, Florida Statutes,
1941, relating to penalty for second offense of larcency of hogs,
providing a maximum and repealing the minimum penalty.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Criminal).
By Mr. Luckie of Duval-
H. B. No. 10-A bill to be entitled An Act revising and
amending Section 208.04, Florida Statutes, 1941, and imposing
a tax on the receipt, purchase, possession and use of gasoline
and other like and similar products of petroleum in this State.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Clement of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 11-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
192.45 of Florida Statutes, 1941, to provide that trustees of
Internal Improvement Fund, shall be authorized and directed
to convey to any municipality, all lands vested in the State
pursuant to Chapter 18296, Acts of 1937, situated in a munici-
pality of the State without any reservation or restrictions being
contained in such conveyance; providing for application to
the trustees of Internal Improvement Fund by the municipal-
ity for such lands; providing for exemption of such lands from
county ad valorem taxes; and authorizing municipality to
sell, lease, rent or otherwise dispose of such lands and use
the proceeds for any municipal purposes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Burnsed of Baker-
H. B. No. 12-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
fees and compensation of the County Judge for services per-
formed in suits or proceedings and in criminal cases, before
the County Judge's court in all counties of the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
SPECIAL REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS:
To the Hon. Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives of the State of Florida
Sir:
The Committee on Elections, after the organization of the
House and the appointment of the members of this Commit-
tee by the Speaker and the Committee being organized at
5:15 P.M. April 5, 1949, after notice of said meeting by the
chairman to the House and the public generally having been
given more than four hours prior to the meeting, has the
honor to report, as follows:
The Committee heard complaints from interested citizens
of the State of Florida against two of the members elect of
the House who had stood aside at the request of the Speaker
and had not been sworn in as members of the 1949 House,
to-wit: F. W. Bedenbaugh and George Keith.
Regarding the case of George Keith, after full consideration
of all matters brought before the committee, it was moved
by Mr. Dunn and seconded by Mr. Williams that this Com-
mittee recommend to the House that George Keith be duly
seated as Representative for Martin County. It was specifically
found that no evidence of wrongdoing, fraud or misconduct
on the part of George Keith was presented to the Committee.
It was further found that because of the evident equities
a majority of the electors voting for State Representative in
Martin County favored the election of Mr. George Keith. The
Complainants before the Committee were two former oppo-
nents of Mr. Keith in the primary election of 1948.
Regarding the case of F. W. Bedenbaugh, it was moved by
Mr. Schuh and seconded by Mr. Stockdale that this Commit-
tee recommend that F. W. Bedenbaugh be seated by the House
as the Representative for Columbia County. It was specifically
found by the Committee upon the record made by the com-
plainants that F. W. Bedenbaugh is qualified under the law
and Constitution of the State of Florida, to serve as a mem-
ber of the House of Representatives of the State of Florida.
It is the opinion of the Committee that F. W. Bedenbaugh has
not been convicted of a felony or an infamous crime under
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further found that because of evident equities a majority
of the electors voting for State Representatives in Columbia
County favored the election of F. W. Bedenbaugh.
The Committee is of the opinion that the procedure followed
in the above cases although proper and warranted is most
extraordinary and recommends that the Rules Committee
clarify the procedure by which a member may be challenged.
Respectfully,
J. BEN FUQUA, Chairman
CHARLES O. ANDREWS, JR.
EMORY E. BRIDGES
ROYAL C. DUNN
J. W. McALPIN
G. W. (DICK) WILLIAMS
MISS EDNA PEARCE
DUFFIN LANCASTER
GEORGE C. DAYTON
JAMES A. McCLURE, JR.
CHARLES J. SCHUH, JR.
F. CHARLES USINA
JAMES H. SWEENY
GRANT STOCKDALE
W. POOSER
Mr. Fuqua moved the adoption of the special report.
The motion was agreed to and the special report was adopted.
Messrs. Bedenbaugh of Columbia and Keith of Martin came
forward and took the oath of office prescribed by the Consti-
tution of the State of Florida before Mr. Justice Harold L.
Sebring of the Supreme Court of the State of Florida.
The Speaker announced that Mr. Bedenbaugh of Columbia
had been appointed to the following committees:
Public Health; Education; Public Utilities and Transporta-
tion; Public Welfare, Social Security and Workmen's Compen-
sation, Vice Chairman; Game and Fresh Water Fish; Mili-
tary and Veterans Affairs; Claims and State Pensions.
The Speaker announced that Mr. Keith of Martin had been
appointed to the following committees:
Salt Water Fisheries; Education; Public Roads; Agriculture,
Forestry and Livestock; Drainage and Water Control; Consti-
tutional Amendments; Citrus.
The Speaker announced that Mr. Haley of Sarasota has
resigned from the Committee on Public Utilities and Transpor-
tation and from the Committee on Education.
The Speaker announced that Mr. Hethcox of Lake has re-
signed from the Committee on Motor Vehicles and Aviation.
The Speaker announced that Mr. Surles of Polk has resigned
from the Committee on Education.
The Speaker announced that Mr. Griggs of Brevard has been
appointed to the Committee on Game and Fresh Water Fish.
The following registrations with the Chief Clerk were made
under Rule 14:
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is James Messer, Jr. My occu-
pation is Attorney-at-Law and that I am employed by City
of Tallahassee whose address is Tallahassee, Florida, and for
the following period Annually.
JAMES MESSER, JR.
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Campbell Thornal. My oc-
cupation is Lawyer and that I am employed by self (or appear















in the interest of) Florida Power Corporation whose address
is St. Petersburg, Florida and for the following period con-
tinuously as Assistant to General Counsel.
CAMPBELL THORNAL
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is James Messer, Jr. My occu-
pation is Attorney-at-Law and that I am employed by Flor-
ida Railroad Assoc. whose address is Tallahassee, Florida, and
for the following period Annually.
JAMES MESSER, JR.
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Dave Thomas. My occupa-
tion is Public Relations Consultant and that I am employed
by Gulfstream Park Racing Assoc. (or appear in the interest
of) same, whose address is Hollywood, Florida, and for the
following period 1949 Legislative Session.
DAVE THOMAS
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Hugh B. Potterfield. My oc-
cupation is Salesman and that I am employed by John Z.
Fletcher Interests, (or appear in the interest of) Florida
Wholesale & Mfgrs. Association, whose address is Jacksonville,
Fla., and for the following period Permanently.
HUGH B. POTTERFIELD
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Robert L. Newman. My
occupation is Executive Secretary and Research Director and
that I am employed by Florida Taxpayers Association, Inc.,
(or appear in the interest of) the General Welfare of all Tax-



payers whose address is Tampa, Florida, and for the following
period 1949 Session of the Legislature.
Mail: c/o Floridan Hotel, Tallahassee, Florida.
ROBT. L. NEWMAN
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Harry L. Stiegel. My occupa-
tion is Locomotive Engineer and that I am employed by Sea-
board Airline Railway (or appear in the interest of) Legisla-
tive Representative for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi-
neers whose address is 427 Cherokee Hotel, Tallahassee, Fla.,
and for the following period during the 1949 Legislator.
HARRY L. STIEGEL
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Robert J. Bishop. My occu-
pation is Executive Secretary and that I am employed by Law-
yers' Title Guaranty Fund whose address is Newald Building,
Orlando, Florida, and for the following period Full Time Per-
ament Employment.
ROBERT J. BISHOP
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Washington Earl Kite, Sr.
My occupation is R. R. Conductor and that I am employed
by O.R.C. Fla. State Legislative Comm. (or appear in the in-
terest of) Order of Railway Conductors whose address is Cedar
Rapids, Iowa, and for the following period April 5th to June
5th, 1949.
W. E. KITE, SR.
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is John Ford. My occupation



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is Exec. Secretary Fla. Farm Bureau and that I am employed
by Florida Farm Bureau Fed. whose address is 208 Washington
Arcade, Orlando, Fla., and for the following period Session
1949.
JOHN FORD
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Ben C. Willis. My occupa-
tion is Attorney-at-Law and that I am employed by Associa-
tion of Casualty and Surety Companies whose address is 60
John Street, New York, N. Y., and for the following period
1949 Session of the Legislature.
BEN C. WILLIS
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Donald R. Lane. My occupa-
tion is Christian Science Committee on Publication for Florida
and that I am employed by (or appear in the interest of) All
Christian Science Churches of Florida. My office address is
614 Biscayne Bldg., Miami, Florida, and for the following
period until September 30, 1949.
DONALD R. LANE
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is LeRoy Allen. My occupation
is Attorney-at-Law and that I am employed by Florida Can-
ners Assn. and Fla. Railroad Assn. whose address is First
Assn. at Tampa, Fla., Second at Tallahassee, Fla., and for the
following period Session 1949.
LeROY ALLEN
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is R. O. (Bill) Riddle. My



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occupation is Executive Secretary and that I am employed by
Florida State Hotel Assn. whose address is 610 Graham Bldg.,
Jacksonville, Fla.
R. O. RIDDLE
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the term of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representative.
I do solemnly swear my name is H. C. Roland. My occupa-
tion is Regional Manager and that I am employed by South-
eastern Greyhound Line whose address is Jacksonville, Fla.,
and for the following period Duration of Legislature.
H. C. ROLAND
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is C. A. Gertner. My occupa-
tion is Executive Secretary and that I am employed by Florida
Trucking Ass'n Inc., whose address is 508 Rogers Bldg., 218
West Church St., Jacksonville, Fla.
C. A. GERTNER
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.

I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Ralph A. Scott. My occupa-
tion is Head of Land Dept., and that I am employed by
Florida Power & Light Co., whose address is Miami, Fla., and
for the following period permanent employee.
RALPH A. SCOTT
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.

I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Glen P. Woodward, Jr. My
occupation is Executive Secretary and that I am employed by
Florida Petroleum Industries Committee, whose address is



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601 Graham Building, Jacksonville, Florida and for the fol-
lowing period full time.
GLEN P. WOODWARD, JR.
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Emory H. Price. My occu-
pation is Attorney and that I am employed by Southeastern
and Florida Greyhound Lines, Florida Used Car Dealers Asso-
ciation (or appear in the interest of) the above companies
whose address is Jacksonville, Fla., and for the following period
all the year.
EMORY H. PRICE
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is W. E. Varn. My occupation
is Railroad Trainman and that I am employed by Atlantic
Coast Line Railroad Company (or appear in the interest of)
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, whose address is 1370
Superior Building, Cleveland, Ohio and for the following period
during the 60 day session of the Florida Legislature, 1949.
W. E. VARN
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is A. D. Tomasello. My occu-
pation is Investigator and that I am employed by Florida
Trucking Association and Nelson B. Deranin, whose address



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is Jacksonville, Florida and Washington, D. C., and for the
following period Session '49.
A. D. TOMASELLO
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Doug. R. Igou. My occupa-
tion is Farmer and that I am employed by self (or appear in
the interest of) Florida Farm Bureau whose address is 106
South Bay, Eustis and for the following period Session '49.
DOUG R. IGOU
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is R. H. Hancock. My occupa-
tion is Distilled Spirits Wholesalers of Florida, Inc., as Rep-
resentative and that I am employed by Distilled Spirits Whole-
salers of Florida, Inc., whose address is Graham Building,
Jacksonville, Florida and for the following period by year.
R. H. HANCOCK
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and the House
do now adjourn.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon, at the hour of 11:19 A. M., the House stood
adjourned until 10:00 A.M. tomorrow morning.



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Thursday, April 7, 1949



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00 A.M.
The roll was taken and the following members were recorded
present:



Mr. Speaker David
Allen Dayton
Andrews Dekle
Beasley Dowda
Bedenbaugh Dunn
Black Elliott
Bollinger Frank
Botts Fuqua
Branch Griggs
Bridges Haley
Bronson Heath
Bryant Henderson
Burnsed Hendry
Burton Hethcox
Burwell Hough
Carlton Hudson
Carraway Johnson
Clement Keith
Cobb Lancaster, H.
Collins Lantaff
Cook Luckie
Copeland MacWilliam
Courtney Mathis
A quorum present.
The following prayer was
Hunter, Chaplain:



McAlpin Saunders, S. D.
McClure Scarborough
McKendree Schuh
McMullen Sellar
Melvin Shepperd
Merchant Simpson
Merritt Slaughter
Monahan Smith, L. W.
Moody Smith, M. B.
Morgan Smith, W. A.
Nesmith Stewart
Odham Stockdale
Okell Strayhorn
Papy Summers
Parker Surles
Patton Sweeny
Pearce Tapper
Peeples Thornal
Phillips Usina
Pooser Whitlock
Roberts Williams
Rood Wise
Saunders, D. H, Wotitzky


offered by the Reverend J. L.



Accept our gratitude, O Lord, for having the privilege of
living to see this day and to be here in the place of duty.
May Thy servant, the chaplain, be in Thy hands to pray
in a very helpful manner to these men for whom he prays.
May the Holy Spirit use the short period of devotion to give
light and guidance to the souls of men.
Seeing that so many people are concerned in what this
body of law makers do, may it be done under the scrutiny
of God. Behold Thou dost see us.
Whatsoever is not of God is definitely not for the good of
men or states or nations; then, O Lord, help us to walk in the
Light that is from above.
For Christ's Sake.-Amen.
The Speaker announced that Mr. Sapp of Union wished to
be excused from attendance upon the sessions of the House
for ten days because of illness.
Without objection it was so ordered.
The Journal for Wednesday, April 6, was ordered corrected
and as corrected was approved.
The Speaker announced the following changes in member-
ship of committees:
Mr. Patton of Franklin has resigned from the Committee on
State Institutions, Services and Supplies and from the Com-
mittee on Public Utilities and Transportation.

Mr. McClure of Pinellas has resigned from the Committee
on Public Health and has been placed on the Committee on
Motor Vehicles and Aviation.
Mr. Frank of Marion has resigned from the Committee
on Legislative Expense and has been placed on the Com-
mittee on Public Utilities and Transportation.



Miss Pearce of Highlands has resigned from the Committee
on Public Utilities and Transportation.
Mr. McAlpin of Hamilton has been placed on the Committee
on Business Regulations.
Mr. Hough of Lee has resigned from the Committee on
Drainage and Water Control.

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT RESOLU-
TIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT RESOLU-
TIONS AND MEMORIALS.

By Mr. McAlpin of Hamilton-
H. B. No. 13-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
230.25, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Section 10,
Chapter 23726, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947, relating to edu-
cation; providing for removal of education requirements for
county superintendents.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education.
By the Committee on Personnel and Lobbying.

House Resolution No. 14-

A RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE PAY OF
OFFICERS AND ATTACHES OF THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA THAT, EFFECTIVE
WITH THE PERIOD BEGINNING APRIL 5, 1949, THE FOL-
LOWING PER DIEM SALARIES ARE TO BE PAID TO THE
OFFICERS AND ATTACHES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRE-
SENTATIVES:

All personal secretaries-ten dollars
All department heads-ten dollars
All typists-ten dollars
All Chief Clerk's office-ten dollars
Custodian of supplies-ten dollars
Office help of custodian-eight dollars
Pay roll Clerk-ten dollars
All Committee Secretaries-ten dollars
Post Master-ten dollars
Sergeant at Arms-ten dollars
All verifiers-eight dollars
Employees of Sergeant at Arms office-eight dollars
Journal Room Employees-eight dollars
Post Master's assistant-eight dollars
Pages-six dollars
Messengers-six dollars
Indexers-eight dollars
Which was read the first time by title.
Mr. McAlpin moved that the House now consider House
Resolution No. 14.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 14
was taken up.
Mr. McAlpin moved that House Resolution No. 14 be now
read in full.
The motion was agreed to and House Resolution No. 14 was
read in full.
Mr. McAlpin moved the adoption of the resolution.



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The motion was agreed to and House Resolution No. 14
was adopted.
By Messrs. Lantaff, Stockdale and Okell of Dade, Shepperd
of St. Johns, and Botts of Escambia-
H. B. No. 15-A bill to be entitled An Act revising and
amending Chapter 250, Florida Statutes, 1941, the same being
the Military Code of the State of Florida, and bringing the
said code up to date and in keeping with the present federal
organization of the Department of Defense.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs.
By Mr. McAlpin of Hamilton-
H. B. No. 16-A bill to be entitled An Act designating and
establishing a certain road in Hamilton County, Florida, as
a state road.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads.
By the Committee on Rules and Calendar-
House Resolution No. 17.
A RESOLUTION IN REFERENCE TO MEMBERS OF THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ACTING AS READING
CLERK.

WHEREAS, in the past it has been the practice of the
Members of the House to serve as Reading Clerk and this
Committee is of the opinion that this work should be done
and carried on by those who are regularly employed for this
purpose; and, that the members of the House should not
sacrifice their time and talents in serving as such as their
time could be better used in promoting constructive legisla-
tion for the State of Florida; NOW THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. After the adoption of this Resolution that no
Member of the House of Representatives shall serve or act
as Reading Clerk, unless such member is requested so to do
by the Speaker and such request is approved by Two-Thirds
(2/3) of the elected membership of the House of Representa-
tives.
Section 2. This resolution shall have the force and effect
of a Rule of the House.

Which was read the first time by title.
Mr. Clement moved that the House now consider House
Resolution No. 17.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 17
was taken up.
Mr. Clement moved that House Resolution No. 17 be now
read in full.
The motion was agreed to and House Resolution No. 17
was read in full.
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to and House Resolution No. 17
was adopted.
By Mr. Luckie of Duval-
H. B. No. 18-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
62.07, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the compensation of
Masters in Chancery, so as to provide that such reasonable
compensation be fixed by the court or judge.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-

House Resolution No. 19. .



MEMORIALIZING THE DEATH OF THE HONORABLE
WILL HENDRY
WHEREAS, On August 31, 1948, the Lord in His divine
wisdom called the Honorable Will Hendry, affectionately
known as "Uncle Will", to the Great Beyond, and,
WHEREAS, the Honorable Will Hendry was a member of
the House of Representatives from Hardee County in 1937, and,
WHEREAS, he served his state and its people as a teacher
in the public schools for fifteen years, as president of Bowling
Green Bank, and as Deputy Clerk of DeSoto County, NOW
THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That this body does hereby place upon its permanent
records this expression of bereavement at his demise.
IN MEMORIAM-WILL HENDRY
Will Hendry, a true son of the South, an active worker and
leader in his county in all civic and political matters and
by his diligent and constructive work helped materially to
develop the cattle and citrus resources of the county. His
long service, sincere simplicity, honesty and genuine kindness
attracted many friends from all walks of life.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution be
spread upon the journal of the House of Representatives and
made a permanent record of this Legislature, and that a copy
of these resolutions be furnished to the members of the
family of the Honorable Will Hendry.
Which was read the first time by title.
Mr. Williams moved that the House now consider House
Resolution No. 19.
The motion was agreed to and House Resolution No. 19
was taken up.
Mr. Williams moved that House Resolution No. 19 be now
read in full.
The motion was agreed to and House Resolution No. 19
was read in full.
Mr. Williams moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to and House Resolution No. 19
was adopted.
By Mr. Luckie of Duval-
H. B. No. 20-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
47.26, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to the service of process
upon state prisoners.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Luckie of Duval-
H. J. R. No. 21-A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN
AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Article V of the Constitu-
tion of the State of Florida, by adding thereto an additional
section to be known as Section 48, be and the same is hereby
agreed to and shall be submitted to the electors of the State of
Florida for ratification or rejection at the general election to
be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in Novem-
ber, 1950, as follows:
Section 48. The Legislature shall have power to create and
establish Juvenile Courts in such county or counties or dis-
tricts within the state as it may deem proper, and to define
the jurisdiction and powers of such courts and the officers
thereof, and to vest in such courts exclusive original jurisdic-
tion of all or any criminal cases where minors under any age
specified by the Legislature from time to time are accused,
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any such persons as acts of delinquency instead of crimes; to
provide for the qualification, election or selection and appoint-
ment of judges, probation officers and such other officers and
employees of such courts as the Legislature may determine,
and to fix their compensation and term of office; all in such
manner, for such time, and according to such methods as the
Legislature may prescribe and determine, without being
limited therein by the provisions in this constitution as to
trial by jury in Sections 3 and 11 of the Declaration of Rights,
as to use of the terms "prosecuting attorney" and "informa-
tion" in Section 10 of the Declaration of Rights, as to election
or appointment of officers in Section 27 of Article 3, as to
jurisdiction of criminal cases in Sections 11, 17, 22 and 25 of
Article 5, as to original jurisdiction of the interests of minors
in Section 11 of Article 5, and as to style of process and prose-
cuting in the name of the State in Section 37 of Article 5, or
other existing conflicting provisions of this constitution.
Which was read in full and referred to the Committee on
Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Simpson of Jefferson-
H. B. No. 22-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the per diem
and traveling expenses of State officers and employees when
traveling on State business.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Messrs. Shepperd and Usina of St. Johns-
H. B. No. 23-A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting the
operation of motor vehicles on a certain portion of a public
highway in St. Johns County, Florida, and providing that any
person violating same shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 23.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Carlton of Duval-
H. B. No. 24-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
1 of Chapter 20360 of the Laws of Florida, 1941, the same
being otherwise described as Section 460.27 of Florida Statutes,
1941, said Chapter 20360 being: An Act to require all persons
licensed to practice chiropractic in the State of Florida to
renew annually their licenses with the State Board of Chiro-
practic Examiners; to provide for the conditions upon which
renewal of licenses shall be issued and requirements prere-
quisite to the granting of such renewal of licenses; to provide
for notice to be given licensees under said board of the provi-
sions and requirements of this act; to provide for the forfeiture
of licenses to practice chiropractic in the State of Florida for
failure to comply with the provisions of this act, and to pres-
cribe requirements for the restoration of such forfeited licenses.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
Mr. Lancaster of Lafayette entered the Chamber and asked
to be recorded present.
By Mr. Smith of Polk-
H. B. No. 25-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring the re-
registration of the qualified electors of the City of Haines
City, Florida, during the year 1949, m the manner prescribed
by Section 173 of the City Charter (Chapter 12790, Laws of
Florida. Special Acts of 1927), providing for re-registration
of qualified electors by ordinance thereafter, providing for the
voiding of existing registration lists and books, and repealing
all laws or parts of law in conflict herewith.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 25.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
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And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Carlton of Duval-
H. B. No. 26-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections
1, 8, and 14 of Chapter 9330, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1923,
the same being Sections 460.01, 460.07 and 460.13 Florida
Statutes, 1941, said Chapter 9330 being: "An act to regulate
the practice of chiropractic; to create and provide for the
appointment of the Board of Chiropractic Examiners; to
define the powers and duties of said board and to provide
a penalty for the violation of this act."
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
H. B. No. 27-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sections
73.08 and 73.16, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the appoint-
ment of guardians ad litem, costs and attorneys' fees in
eminent domain proceedings.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Simpson of Jefferson-
H. B. No. 28-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for a
supervised system for purchasing supplies by the various State
departments by the establishment of fair prices for supplies,
equipment, materials and other items of merchandise used
by State officers, commissions, boards, departments, agencies
and institutions and prohibiting the payment of any voucher
in excess of such prices.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Governmental Reorganization.
By Mr. Tapper of Gulf-
H. B. No. 29-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
protection from damage and destruction by fire of forests
and forest lands; defining the term "forest lands" and other
terms; declaring the purpose of the act; designating the
Florida Board of Forestry and Parks as agency to carry out
the purpose of the act; designating the manner of determina-
tion of acreage to be protected; setting forth certain duties
of the board; authorizing and directing the use of certain
funds; directing payments by counties to board and authoriz-
ing levy by the several counties of the State of a tax to
effectuate such purpose; providing for acceptance of dona-
tions and providing for the submission of its adoption and
ratification to a Statewide referendum election.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Livestock.
By Mr. Smith of Polk-
H. B. No. 30-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to coin
operated machines vending citrus juices, and exempting such
machines from the payment of excise and license taxes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Shepperd of St. Johns-
H. J. R. No. 31-A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN
AMENDMENT OF SECTION 2, ARTICLE III, CONSTITU-
TION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, RELATED TO REG-
ULAR AND EXTRA SESSIONS OF THE LEGISLATURE, BY
ADDING TO SAID SECTION A PROVISION FOR THE CON-
VENING OF THE LEGISLATURE INTO EXTRA SESSION
BY THE MEMBERS THEREOF.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the amendment of Section 2 of Article III, Florida
Constitution, by adding thereto a provision for convening of
the Legislature into extra session by the members thereof, is
hereby agreed to and shall be submitted to the electors of the
State of Florida for ratification or rejection at the general
election for representatives to be held in the year 1950, as
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Section 2. Regular and extra sessions.-The regular ses-
sions of the Legislature shall be held biennially, commencing
on the first Tuesday after the Monday in April, A. D. 1887,
and on the corresponding day of every second year there-
after, but the Governor may convene the same in extra session
by his proclamation. Regular sessions of the Legislature may
extend to sixty days, but no special session convened by the
Governor shall exceed twenty days. Provided, that the Legis-
lature may also be convened in extra session by the members
thereof in the manner set forth in the succeeding provisions
of this section. When three-fifths of the members elected to
the Senate and three-fifths of the members elected to the
House of Representatives shall execute and file with the Sec-
retary of State their certificate or certificates that in their
opinion such an emergency exists in the affairs of the State
of Florida as to warrant the convening of the Legislature into
extra session, it shall be the mandatory duty of the Secretary
of State, within five days for the filing of any such certificate
or certificates with him, to fix the day and hour for the con-
vening of such extra session, and within said period of five
days to give notice by registered mail to each member elected
to the House of Representatives and to each member elected
to the Senate of the filing of such certificate or certificates
with him and of the day and hour for the convening of such
session. The time for the convening of said session to be fixed
by the Secretary of State shall be not less than five days and
not more than ten days from the date of the mailing of said
notices and his order fixing such time shall be preserved
among the records of his office. In pursuance of such certifi-
cate or certificates and said notice, the Legislature shall con-
vene in extra session for all purposes as if convened in regular
session, provided that any such extra session convened by the
members shall be limited to a period of thirty (30) days.
Which was read in full and referred to the Committee on
Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. Hough and Strayhorn of Lee-
H. B. No. 32-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, desig-
nate and establish a certain public road in Lee County,
Florida, a State road to become a part of the system of the
State roads of the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads.
By Messrs. Melvin of Santa Rosa, Copeland of Collier, Shep-
perd of St. Johns, and Strayhorn of Lee-
H. B. No. 33-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring all per-
sons elected to public office by the voters of the State of
Florida, or by the voters of any political unit thereof or there-
in; all employes of the State of Florida or any political unit
thereof or therein and the organizers, officers, and directors
of certain corporations to file with the Secretary of State
an oath of loyalty to Constitutional Government as prescribed
by the Constitution of the United States and the State of
Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Criminal).
By Messrs. Schuh, McClure and Clement of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 34-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Town of Redington Beach, Pinellas County, Florida, by
amending Sections 4, 20, 21 and 22, and repealing Section 23
of Chapter 23513, Laws of Florida, 1945, being "an act abolish-
ing the Town of Redington Beach in Pinellas County, Florida,
as now established, and to create and establish a municipal
corporation to be known as the Town of Redington Beach in
Pinellas County, Florida; to prescribe the form of govern-
ment and to confer certain powers upon said municipality
and its officers and to provide a charter for the carrying into
effect of the provisions of this act, and validating and con-
tinuing ordinances and resolutions heretofore passed by the
board of aldermen of the Town of Redington Beach", and
providing for the levy, assessment and collection of licenses,
fees or taxes for the conduct of business, professions or occu-
pations engaged in the Town of Redington Beach, and for
the levy, assessment and collection of ad valorem taxes not
to exceed five (5) mills upon the dollar of assessed value,
upon real and personal property within the corporate limits
of the Town of Redington Beach, and use of funds derived



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therefrom, and calling an election at which the qualified
voters of the Town of Redington Beach shall accept or reject
the provisions hereof.
The bill was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Schuh asked unanimous consent to now take up and
consider House Bill No. 34.
Without objection, House Bill No. 34 was taken up.
Mr. Schuh moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 34 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by two-third vote, and House
Bill No. 34 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Schuh moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 34 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 34 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the
result was:



Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
David
Dayton
Dekle



Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Griggs
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure



McKendree Schuh
McMullen Sellar
Melvin Shepperd
Merchant Simpson
Merritt Slaughter
Monahan Smith, L. W.
Moody Smith, M. B.
Morgan Smith, W. A.
Nesmith Stewart
Odham Stockdale
Okell Strayhorn
Papy Summers
Parker Surles
Patton Sweeny
Pearce Thornal
Peeples Usina
Phillips Whitlock
Pooser Williams
Rood Wise
Saunders, D. H. Wotitzky
Saunders, S.D. Yeomans
Scarborough



Yeas-87.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed and was ordered certified to the Senate.
By Messrs. McClure of Pinellas, Melvin of Santa Rosa and
Dekle of Taylor-
H. B. No. 35-A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit the
employment of attorneys by state officials, boards, bureaus or
commissions and providing that the attorney general shall be
the legal adviser for all such agencies.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Governmental Reorganization.
REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker, House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Sir:
Your Committee on Rules and Calendar begs leave to report
and recommend the rules hereto attached as the Rules of the
1949 House of Representatives with the following amendment:
Amendment No. 1:
Rule Nine, Section 8, after the word "measure" strike the
period ( .) and add the following: ", except that after the
previous question has been called for and the motion adopted
the proponent of the measure or someone designated by him
shall have five minutes."
The Committee further recommends the printing, for dis-
tribution to Members of the House, of Five hundred copies
of said Rules, bound in suitable manner for convenient use,



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together with a list of Members of the House and thumbnail
biographical sketches, a bill drafting guide prepared by the
Attorney General, forms of common motions important par-
liamentary decisions of past sessions, and the State Consti-
tution as revised through the General Election of 1948.
The Committee further recommends recognition of the
agreement embodied in Resolution No. 38 of the 1947 session
for payment of compensation to the compiler of the draft
rules, together with reimbursement of actual out-of-pocket
expense as may be demonstrated to the satisfaction of the
Speaker, the Chairman of the Committee on Rules and
Calendar and the Chairman of the Committee on Legis-
lative Expense.
In meeting assembled for the purpose of formulating and
recommending the Rules of the House, upon motion to adopt
the Rules as amended the vote of the Committee was as
follows:
Ayes: Messrs. Allen; Beasley; Black; Bollinger; Bron-
son; Bryant; Burwell; Carlton; Carraway;
Collins; Cook; Hough; Johnson; Luckie; Mel-
vin; McKendree; Nesmith; Okell; Papy;
Saunders; Sellar; Shepperd; Simpson; Smith;
Stewart; Tapper; Thornal; Wotitzky; Yeomans
and Clement.
Nays: None.
Respectfully submitted,
ARCHIE CLEMENT, Chairman
Committee on Rules and Calendar.
Mr. Beasley, who was sponsor in the Committee on Rules
and Calendar of the amendment contained in the above
report, announced that he wished to withdraw the amend-
ment.
Without objection, it was so ordered.


Rule One
OFFICERS AND EMPLOYES

1. A Speaker and a Speaker pro tempore shall
be elected at the beginning of each reg-
Election of
Speaker and ular session of the House of Represen-
Speaker pro tatives. They are to continue in office
Tempore.
until their successors are chosen and
qualified or until the expiration of their term, which-
ever shall first occur. They shall take an oath to sup-
port the Constitution of the United States and of the
State of Florida, and for the true and faithful dis-
charge of their duties of office to the best of knowl-
edge and ability.

2. In all cases of ballot, a majority of the votes
given shall be necessary to an election.
Elections
by Ballot. Where there shall not be such a ma-
jority on the first ballot, the ballots
shall be repeated until a majority be obtained.
If, however, no one be elected on the first three
ballots, then the names after the top two in num-
ber of votes received on the third tally of the
votes shall be dropped and the House shall ballot on



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the two names remaining. In all balloting, blank bal-
lots shall be rejected and not taken into the count
in enumeration of votes reported by the teller.

3. The Speaker shall, with the advice and con-
sent of the Members, appoint the
Appointment Clerk of the House. The Clerk shall
of Clerk.
continue in office until his successor
has been chosen and qualified. He shall take an oath
to support the Constitution of the United States and
of the State of Florida, and for the true and faithful
discharge of his duties of office to the best of knowl-
edge and ability.

4. The Speaker shall, with the advice and con-
Designation sent of the Members, designate the
of Employes. Sergeant at Arms, Chaplain, Post-
master and other employes of the House.

5. No person shall be an officer or employee of the
House, or continue in its employment,
Officers and
employes not who shall be an agent for the prosecu-
to be agents tion of any claim against the State, or
of claims.
he interested in such claim otherwise
than as an original claimant; and it shall be the duty
of the Committee on Rules and Calendar to inquire
into and report to the House any violation of this
rule.

6. All employes, except committee secretaries
and personal secretaries of Members,
Hours of shall observe the same general daily
Employment and minimum hours of employment
as regular Capitol employes, but al-
ways shall be in attendance during a session of the
House. Committee secretaries and personal secre-
taries shall adhere to the work hours convenient to
the employing committees and the individual Mem-
bers. Personal secretaries may be required to assist
in the general secretarial work of the House by di-
rection of the Speaker and with the approval of the
Member by whom employed.

7. If employes are absent without prior permis-
sion, save for illness, they shall be
sencay for abes dropped from the payroll or forfeit
without per. compensation for the period of ab-
mission.
sence as the Committee on Personnel
and Lobbying may determine.



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8. Additional compensation may be allowed non-
Member officers and employes for
Additional overtime and special services at the
compensation.
discretion of the Speaker and the
Chairman of the Committee on Legislative Expense.
This rule may be waived only by unanimous con-
sent.

Rule Two



to perform the duties of the Chair,
Speaker but such substitution shall not extend
pro tempore.
beyond one legislative day. In his ab-
sence and omission to make such appointment, the
Speaker pro tempore shall act during his absence.

7. He shall have the right to dismiss any employee
Authority of the House and pay of such employee
to dismiss
employes. shall stop on the day of dismissal.



THE SPEAKER Rule Three



1. The Speaker shall take the chair on every
legislative day precisely at the hour
Calling the House to which the House adjourned at the
to order; and
correction of the last sitting, immediately call the Mem-
Journal.
bers to order, and on the appearance
of a quorum, cause prayer to be said and the Journal
of the previous proceedings to be corrected, and pro-
ceed to other business.

2. He shall preserve order and decorum, and, in
Speaker preserves case of disturbance or disorderly con-
order on floor, duct in the galleries, or in the lobby,
in galleries and
lobby. may cause the same to be cleared.

3. He shall have general control of the Chamber
of the House, and of the corridors,
Speaker's control
of Chamber, passages and rooms in that part of the
corridors, and Capitol assigned to the use of the
rooms.
House.

4. He shall sign all acts, joint resolutions, reso-
Speaker's sig. lutions, memorials, writs, warrants,
nature to acts, subpoenas, authorizations for pay-
warrants, sub-
poenas, etc.; and ment or other papers issued by the
decision of ques-
tions of order House, and decide all questions of
subject to appeal. order, subject to an appeal by any
Member, on which appeal no Member (except the
Member taking the appeal) shall speak more than
once, save by permission of the House. The Mem-
ber taking the appeal shall have the right to speak
five minutes in closing the debate.

5. He shall not be required to vote in ordinary
legislative proceedings other than on
The Speaker's final passage of a bill or resolution,
vote.
except where his vote would be deci-
sive. In all aye and nay votes, the Speaker's name
shall be called last.

6. He shall have the right to name any Member



THE CLERK
1. The Clerk of the preceding session shall, at
the beginning of the session of the
Clerk's duties Legislature, call the Members to or-
at organization.
der, proceed to call the roll of Mem-
bers by Counties in alphabetical order, and pending
the election of a Speaker or Speaker pro tempore,
preserve order and decorum, and decide all ques-
tions of order subject to appeal by any Member.
The duties of this Section may be delegated by the
Clerk to any Member or former Member of the
House. Wherever the pronoun "he" appears in
this Rule, it shall be deemed to designate either
masculine or feminine.
2. The Clerk (to be known as the Chief Clerk)
shall cause to be kept a correct Jour-
Duties generally; nal of the proceedings of the House,
keeps Journal.
and this daily Journal shall be num-
bered serially from the first day of each session of
the Legislature. He shall superintend the engross-
ing, enrolling and transmitting of bills, resolutions
and memorials; shall not permit any records or
papers belonging to the House to be taken out of his
custody other than in the regular course of business
and only then upon proper receipt and shall report
any missing papers to the Speaker.
3. He shall prepare a daily Calendar to advise
the Members of the progress of meas-
Prepares ures, as to whether these are before
daily Calendar.
them on second or third reading, and
the nature of the report-whether favorable or un-
favorable-of reporting Committees, if any.
4. He shall have read to the House all papers
ordered to be read; note responses of
Reads papers, Members when the roll is called to de-
calls roll.
termine the presence of a quorum; call-
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question is taken by ayes and nays; assist, under the
direction of the Speaker, in taking the count when
any vote of the House is taken by a show of hands
or otherwise.
5. He shall attest to all writs, warrants, sub-
Attests warrants poenas and authorizations for pay-
and subpoenas; ment issued by order of the House,
Cerfie page and to the passage of all bills, resolu-
tions and memorials.
6. He shall prepare the copy for all printed
Prepares forms used by the House.
printed forms.
7. He shall assign such assistants as may be



Assigns
assistants.

to the Ch



authorized by the Speaker for the
performance of the duties required of
him. These assistants shall be subject
ief Clerk's orders.



8. He shall preserve at his office, for the use of
Members and officers of the House,
Preserves books in session and out, copies of all books
and documents.
and documents deposited by State de-
partments and agencies, and such other material as
may be useful. He shall be allowed a separate post-
age account (not to exceed $35) for the proper dis-
patch of public business during and between ses-
sions of the House.
9. He shall examine bills and joint resolutions
upon their tender for introduction to
Responsibility determine whether superficially these
for legal form
of bills, etc. meet the requirements of the Consti-
tution for the presence of the enacting
or resolving clause or provision in local bills for ad-
vertising or for referendum but beyond calling an
apparent defect to the attention of the introducer,
the obligation of the Chief Clerk shall end and re-
sponsibility for legal and constitutional correctness
shall be that solely of the introducer.
10. He shall maintain, in addition to a numerical
index of bills and resolutions, a cumu-
Keeps
indices. lative index of measures by their in-
troducers and by their general subject
matter.

11. He shall be free from interruption, and no
Member or any person other than the
Shall be
free from Chief Clerk's assistants shall remain
interruption. by the Chief Clerk's desk when the



ayes and nays are being polled, nor behind the Chief
Clerk's desk at any time.

12. He shall, in case of the inability, from sick-
ness or other cause, to perform the
capacityy
of Chief Clerk. duties of his office, be relieved for the
time of disability by the Assistant
Chief Clerk. In case a vacancy exists in the office
of Chief Clerk, during the interim of sessions, the
Assistant Chief Clerk shall assume the Chief Clerk-
ship and perform the duties of Chief Clerk until a
successor has been selected under Rule 1.

13. He shall, with not more than five employes
designated by him, attend and receive
Attendance of compensation for a period of 10 days
employee out
of session for their services prior to the open-
ing of the next succeeding session of
the Legislature, and for the necessary period (not
to exceed 30 cumulative days) after each session for
the completion of the work of the Legislature and
the verification of the Journal for its preservation
in permanent form.

14. He shall, whenever the Legislature is called
into special session, notify to be pres-
extra 'aeio'n ent such employes as the Speaker
deems necessary.

Rule Four
THE SERGEANT-AT-ARMS, POSTMASTER, CHAPLAIN
1. The Sergeant-at-Arms shall attend the House
during its sittings, maintain order
Sefrgentt- Arms under the direction of the Speaker
enforces
authority or Chairman, and, pending the elec-
of House.
tion of a Speaker or Speaker pro tem-
pore, under the direction of the Chief Clerk, execute
the commands of the House, and all processes issued
by authority thereof, directed to him by the Speaker.

2. He shall enforce strictly the rules relating to
the privileges of the Chamber and be
General duties responsible to the Speaker for the of-
of the Sergeant.
at.Arms. ficial conduct of doorkeepers and oth-
er employes of his office. He shall as-
sign such undesignated assistants as the Speaker
authorizes. He shall have charge of all printing au-
thorized by the House. He shall certify as to the
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presentation to the Chairman of the Committee on
Legislative Expense and to the Speaker.

3. He shall, at the beginning and close of each
session, take an inventory of all the
Sergeant-at.Arms
the custodian of furniture, books, and other public
furniture, books, property in the several committee and
other rooms under his charge (exclud-
ing the rooms of the Speaker and of the Chief Clerk),
and report the same to the Speaker, which report
shall be referred to the Committee on Legislative
Expense to ascertain and determine the amount for
which he shall be held liable for missing articles. He
shall attend and receive compensation, together
with necessary assistants not to exceed six in
number, for a period not to exceed 15 days in ad-
vance of the convening of each regular session to put
the Chamber and rooms of the House in order for
use of the Members. He shall do whatever is reason-
able and proper for the expedition of the business
of the House. He shall attend and receive compensa-
tion, together with necessary assistants not to ex-
ceed four in number, for a period not to exceed 15
days after the final adjournment to store the prop-
erty of the House for its safekeeping.

4. He shall, 15 minutes before the hour of
the meeting of the House each day,
Ars clears the- see that the floor is cleared of all per-
tloor of unauthor. sons except those privileged to remain,
ized persons.
and he shall do whatever may be pos-
sible and proper to keep the public corridors outside
the Chamber free of loiterers so the Members will
not be impeded in their passage.

5. He shall be under the direct supervision of the
Committee on Legislative Expense,
committee to which may prescribe duties as desired.
Saergant-.Arms. The Chairman of this Committee shall
countersign every order by the Ser-
geant-at-Arms for the expenditure of public funds.

6. The Postmaster shall superintend the post
office kept in the Capitol for the ac-
The Postmaster
superintends commodation of Representatives and
the House officers of the House, and be re-
post office.
sponsible to the Sergeant-at-Arms for
the prompt and safe delivery of mail.



7. The Chaplain shall attend at the beginning of
each day's sitting of the House and
Duties of the open the same with prayer. In the ne-
cessary absence of the Chaplain, the
Speaker may designate someone else to offer prayer.

Rule Five
THE MEMBERS

1. Every Member shall be within the Bar of
the House during its sittings unless
Member required excused or necessarily prevented; and
to be present and ncs ri
vote; Personal shall vote on each question put, unless
Interest.
S he has a direct personal or pecuniary
interest in such question. He shall be the judge of
his disqualification in such instances.
2. The Speaker shall announce to the House all
requests from Members to be excused
Absence, excuse from attendance on the House for any
from attendance.
stated period; and unless objection
thereto is made by any Member, the request will be
deemed granted and such fact shall be noted on the
Journal. If objection be made, a vote of the House
shall be required on such request. No Member shall
absent himself from attendance on the House tor
more than two consecutive days, without compliance
with this rule, and any Member offending against
this rule shall forfeit his compensation for the period
he is absent without leave.
3. Any Member obtaining leave of absence, and
having in his possession any papers
Ppet to ber. relating to the business before the
House, shall leave these with the Chief
Clerk before departing from the Capitol.
4. Any Member, having answered roll call (tak.
Members deemed en either orally or by the voting ma-
present unless chine) at the opening of any daily
excused; bar of
the House- session, or who enters after roll call
defined. and announces his presence to the
Chief Clerk, shall thereafter be deemed as present
unless leave of absence is obtained from the Speak-
er. The words "within the bar of the House," as
used in Section 1 of this Rule, shall mean the space
occupied by the House including any committee or
other room attached thereto, and used in connection
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5. In cases of contest for a seat in the House,
notice setting forth the grounds of
Contested such contest shall be given by the con-
seat.
testant to the House within three cal-
endar days after the House first convenes, and in
such case, the contest shall be determined by major-
ity vote as speedily as reasonably possible.


Rule Six
THE CALENDAR AND ORDER OF BUSINESS
1. The House shall meet each legislative day,
except Saturday, at 10 A. M. and ad-
sessions of journ at 1 P. M. during the first 25
the House.
calendar days of the session. The time
and days for convening and adjourning during the
remainder of the session shall be determined by
resolution originating in the Committee on Rules
and Calendar.

2. The daily order of business shall be as fol.
Order of lows:
business.
1. Roll Call
2. Prayer
3. Correction of the Journal
4. Receiving of Communications
5. Introduction of House bills, joint resolu-
tions, House resolutions, concurrent resolu-
tions and memorials
6. Report of standing committees
7. Report of select committees
8. Order of the Day
A. Matters on reconsideration
B. Special Orders
(1) Regularly, Senate general bills
for second reading on Wednes-
days for at least two hours.
(2) Otherwise, as individually deter-
mined by the Committee on Rules
and Calendar and by the House.
C. Unfinished business
D. Consideration of messages from the
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E. Consideration of House resolutions,
concurrent resolutions and memorials
F. Consideration of bills for third reading
G. Consideration of bills for second read-
ing
3. Except where specifically provided otherwise,
"111ii means where "bill" is used in these rules,'it
measure of shall be understood that bill, joint res-
all types. solution, concurrent resolution, resolu-

tion or memorial shall be meant.

4. As bills, resolutions and memorials shall be
read for the first time, the Speaker
"Reference shall refer these either to a commit-
generally.
tee or to the calendar, as elsewhere
provided in these rules or directed by the House.
The titles and references thereof and the nature of
any documents referred shall be publicly announced
and entered on the Journal.

5. All bills or joint resolutions shall be referred
by the Speaker to an appropriate com-
Reference of bills, mittee, except when the.bill or joint
joint resolutions.
resolution either is strictly local in
nature or is being introduced by a committee whosu
jurisdiction embraces the subject of the bill.

6. All resolutions, other than joint resolutions,
eerence o r and memorials, shall be referred by
Reference of res. y
solutions, mem. the Speaker to a standing committee,
r; exceptionexcept that resolutions on organiza-
tion at the beginning of a session and of condolence
or congratulation and those originating in a commit-
tee of proper jurisdiction may be taken up at time
of introduction without reference upon motion
adopted by majority vote.

7. The Speaker shall not (except as provided in
Section 8 of this rule) refer a bill or
Reference to more joint resolution to more than one
than one
committee. standing committee unless directed
otherwise by the House upon motion
adopted by majority vote.

8. All bills carrying appropriations shall be re-
ferred to the Committee on Appro-
Reference of bills priations, but in addition may be re-
for appropriations;
restriction on ferred to one other standing committee
report such bills. in the discretion of the Speaker. If the
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committee other than the Committee on Appropria-
tions did not call for an appropriation, and an
amendment, offered either from the floor or by the
reporting committee and adopted, does call for an
appropriation, then the bill with amendment shall
be referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
The bill, if then reported favorably, shall be returned
at the same reading as when referred. A question
of order on an appropriation in any such bill or
amendment thereto may be raised at any time.

9. When the Speaker has referred a bill or joint
resolution, any Member may, during
ovr refeence. that day at any time or on the suc-
ceeding legislative day immediately
after the order of business of correction of the Jour-
nal, but no later, move for a different reference and
this proposed withdrawal from the committee of
original reference shall be decided by the House by
a majority vote of those voting. The question of
proper reference may be raised at any time by a
committee claiming jurisdiction, and this shall be
decided by a majority vote of those voting.

10. Papers of a miscellaneous nature addressed
to the House may, at the discretion of
Reference of the Speaker, be read, noted in the
papers of miscel-
laneous nature. Journal or filed with an appropriate
committee.

11. Each bill or joint resolution shall receive
three separate readings on three sep-
Reading of bills arate days previous to a vote upon
and Joint
resolutions, final passage unless two-thirds of the
Members present decide otherwise.

12. Each concurrent resolution or memorial shall
receive two readings on two separate
Reading of con. days previous to a voice vote upon
current resolutions
and memorials, adoption, unless two-thirds of the
Members present decide otherwise. If
the reading on the second day be dispensed with by
this waiver, then the concurrent resolution or mem-
orial may be read the second time by title only.

13. Each House resolution shall be read by title
only upon introduction. Each House
Reading of
House resolution then shall be read an addi-
resolutions. tional time in full before the question
is put on adoption by voice vote,



14. Upon the third reading of any bill or joint
resolution, it shall not be committed
Referral or (save to the Committee on Appropria-
postponement on
third reading, tions under Section 8 of this Rule) or
amended, except as to title, without
consent of two-thirds of the Members voting, nor
shall the vote on passage be postponed to a day cer-
tain without the consent of a majority of those vot-
ing.

15. Whenever the Member who introduced any
measure is absent from the Chamber
Absenceof when such is reached in its regular
order on second or third reading, con-
sideration shall be informally deferred until his re-
turn with the measure retaining its position on the
Calendar, and he shall have the responsibility of
moving then for its consideration.

16. After the time for introduction of bills has
passed at a daily session (as provided
Calendar of in Section 2 of this Rule), no bill of
local bills.
local application shall be taken up ex-
cept by unanimous consent until the regular period
has arrived for consideration of all such bills on a
special printed calendar.

17. Unanimous consent shall be required for the
Consideration making of a motion to take up a bill
out of regular or joint resolution for consideration
order.
either upon introduction or at a spe-
cific time out of its regular place on the Calendar.
The Member proposing to make the motion shall be
allowed one minute to explain his purpose and the
question then shall be decided without further dis-
cussion. After unanimous consent has been obtained
for the making of such a motion, it shall require the
vote of two-thirds of the Members present for adop-
tion. When any motion is to be made asking that
any measure be taken up out of its regular order,
previous notice of not less than 15 minutes shall
be given in writing to the Chief Clerk of such inten-
tion, specifying the number of the bill and its posi-
tion on the Calendar, so that the House will not be
delayed while the measure is brought from the file.

18. For the purpose of prompter action on ur-
gent public matters, any committee or
Requests for individual Member of the House may
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Calendar to set a time for the taking up, ahead of
its regular place on the Calendar, of any bill or joint
resolution, favorably reported by the committee to
which the bill or joint resolution had been referred.
The Committee on Rules and Calendar may grant
such requests by a two-thirds vote.

19. The Committee on Rules and Calendar may,
at its discretion, submit a special or-
Special order der of business to be considered on a
for bills of a
class, specific legislative day or part of a
day. Such special order of business
would be, for example, Senate bills or local bills or
road designation bills as a class, but not a number of
bills within such class out of their regular order.
Once adopted by majority vote of Members present,
this special order may be set aside only by a two-
thirds vote. At the times set apart for the consider-
ation of local bills, no bills of a general nature shall
be taken up unless public notice has been given
of this intention at the meeting of the House prior
to the local bill session.
20. During the last 25 calendar days permit-
ted under the Constitution for a
special order h "
during lapt 25 regular legislative session, the Com-
calendar days. mittee on Rules and Calendar may,
from day to day, submit a Special
Order Calendar, determining the priority for consid-
eration of bills and joint resolutions. No other bills
or joint resolutions shall be considered until this
Special Order Calendar has been completed by the
House, except that any bill or joint resolution ap-
pearing on this calendar may be stricken therefrom
by a two-thirds vote of the Members present. Any
bill or joint resolution not reached in consideration
of a Special Order Calendar shall, if not placed on
the next legislative day's special calendar by the
Committee on Rules and Calendar, be placed by the
Chief Clerk at the head of the Regular Calendar.
Where there be more than one leftover bill or joint
resolution, these shall be placed at the head of the
Regular Calendar in the same sequence or order in
which they appeared on the Special Calendar.
21. All bills or joint resolutions set for consid-
eration at the same hour as special
Precedence In orders shall take precedence in the
order of order in which they were given pref-
prerencerence.
erence.



Rule Seven
BILLS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
1. All bills, resolutions and memorials shall, to
be acceptable for introduction, be type-
General written, mimeographed, or printed,
form.
without erasure or interlineation, on a
sheet of paper of the common legal size (8 by 14
inches.) The lines shall be double-spaced. The origi-
nal (or first copy) shall be on stout bond paper, and
the remaining copies of typewritten matter shall be
on paper of good grade. The copies must be exact
duplicates of the original. Each copy (including the
original) must be backed with a blue jacket of the
type furnished by the Sergeant-at-Arms. On these
jackets shall be inscribed the last name (unless there
be more than one Member of the same last name
from a county) and county of the introducer (or
introducers), and enough of the title for identifi-
cation.

2. All bills shall be introduced in quadruplicate
(an original and three exact copies).
Form of They shall contain a proper title, as
bills.
defined in Section 16 of Article III
of the Constitution, and the enacting clause, "Be it
enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida."
The title of each bill shall be prefaced by the words,
"A Bill to be Entitled An Act," wherever the title
appears on the text of the bill. Each copy of a bill
(including the original) must be accompanied by a
title sheet furnished by the Sergeant-at-Arms, stat-
ing in full the exact title. Two types of title sheet
shall be provided, one for local bills which have been
advertised and the second for all other bills. Each
title sheet shall bear the last name (unless there be
more than one Member of the same last name from
a county) and county of the introducer (or intro-
ducers).

3. All local bills either, as required by Section 21
of Article III of the Constitution,
"Form of must embody provisions for a ratify-
local bills.
ing referendum (stated in the title as
well as in the text of the bill) or be accompanied
by an affidavit of proper advertisement. Forms of
affidavit shall be obtained from the Sergeant-
at-Arms. Local bills which have been advertised
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a special title sheet furnished by the Sergeant-at-
Arms. The regular title sheet for general bills shall
be used for all other local bills.
4. All joint resolutions shall be introduced in sex-
triplicate (an original and five exact
Form of copies). They shall contain the resolv-
joint
resolutions. ing clause, "Be it resolved by the Leg-
islature of the State of Florida." Each
joint resolution shall be prefaced by the words, "A
Joint Resolution proposing an Amendment to the
Constitution of the State of Florida." No title sheet
shall be required for joint resolutions.
5. All memorials-these express the opinion of
the Legislature to the Congress of the
memorial. United States-shall be introduced in
quadruplicate (an original and three
exact copies). They shall contain the resolving
clause, "Be it resolved by the Legislature of the
State of Florida." Each copy of a memorial (includ-
ing the original) shall be accompanied by a title
sheet furnished by the Sergeant-at-Arms, stating in
full the exact title.
6. All House Resolutions and all concurrent res-
olutions shall be introduced in sex-
Form of House triplicate (an original and five exact
and concurrent
resolutions. copies). They shall contain a proper
title, and a resolving clause. In the
case of House resolutions, this shall be, "Be it re-
solved by the House of Representatives." Concur-
rent resolutions embody this clause, "Be it resolved
by the House of Representatives, the Senate concur-
ring." Where copies of House resolutions are direct-
ed in the resolution to be furnished any person after
adoption, these shall be prepared only by the Chief
Clerk of the House. The Secretary of State shall
prepare certified copies only of concurrent resolu-
tions after their adoption.
7. When a bill, resolution, or memorial is intro-
Introduction of duced "by request," these words shall
bills, resolutions,
or memorials by be entered upon the Journal.
request.
8. Bills of a general nature may be accompanied
informally by an explanatory stat-
Explanatory ment, not to exceed 500 words in
statement may
accompany, length, of its purpose for the infor-
mation of the reviewing committee
and the Members generally. This statement shall not
constitute a part of the official record.



9. No bill may be considered on final passage
unless the subject shall be briefly ex-
Title to pressed in the title thereof in such
express subject
adequately. manner that there is no need to refer
outside such title in order to obtain a
fair and reasonable understanding of the subject
of the bill.
10. All bills not local in application and all joint
resolutions may, upon order by a com-
Printing of mittee or direction of the House, be
bills or
resolution.. printed for the information of the
House and the public. Unless other-
wise ordered by the House, there shall be printed
200 copies of each such measure. The Chief Clerk
shall furnish the Sergeant-at-Arms with the copy
for all such authorized printing, and the Sergeant-
at-Arms shall order such printing and subsequently
distribute the printed matter to Members and to the
public.
11. Whenever any bill, memorial or joint resolu-
tion of the House of Representatives
Companion shall be reached on the Calendar of
bills.
the House for consideration, either on
second or third reading, and there shall be also pend-
ing on the Calendar of the House a companion meas-
ure already passed by the Senate, it shall be in order
to move that the Senate companion measure be sub-
stituted and considered in lieu of the House bill,
memorial or joint resolution. Such motion may
be adopted by a majority vote, provided the
Senate measure is on the same reading, otherwise
the motion shall be to waive the rules by a two-thirds
vote and take up and read such Senate measure.
A companion measure shall be in the identical words
as the measure for which it is being substituted. At
the moment the House passes the Senate compan-
ion measure, then the original House measure shall
be regarded as automatically tabled in the same
manner as a measure unfavorably reported.
12. The Chief Clerk shall retain the original copy
of every bill, resolution or memorial
Distribution of
copies of bins, for the use of the House and its com-
resolutions, mittees, releasing these from safe-
memorials.
keeping only upon order of the House.
The duplicate (or second copy) shall be kept at the
Chief Clerk's desk for the use there of Members
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is authorized to furnish the triplicate copies to the
public for examination, and the Chief Clerk is
directed to furnish the quadruplicate copies to the
press. Any person borrowing the triplicate copies
from the Sergeant-at-Arms shall sign a receipt for
same, and their use must be temporary, with all
copies returned within six hours.

13. Before any general bill or joint resolution
shall be read the third time, whether
Examination amended or not, it shall be referred
before third
reading. without motion to the Chief Clerk for
examination, and, if amended, the en-
grossing of amendments. The Chief Clerk shall be
the Engrossing Clerk. In cases where no amend-
ments have been adopted, the measure may be re-
turned to the House on the following legislative day
as engrossed without being rewritten or reprinted
and without Journal entry. Where an amendment
has been adopted, the measure shall be carefully
incorporated by being typewritten on stout bond
paper without erasure or interlineation. The Chief
Clerk's return shall be entered in the Journal in the
same manner as the report of a committee. After
return to the House, the measure shall be placed on
the Calendar of Bills for Third Reading. No ref-
erence under this section need be made of local bills
which have not been amended in the House. In the
case of any Senate bill amended in the House, the
amendment adopted shall be typewritten in quad-
ruplicate by the Chief Clerk and attached to the
bill amended in such manner that it will not be
likely lost therefrom. No House bill with Senate
amendment shall be accepted by the Chief Clerk
from the Senate unless the amendment be typewrit-
ten in triplicate.
14. Upon the final passage of a bill or resolu-
tion, it shall be certified by the Chief
"Transmittai Clerk endorsing thereon the day of its
to Senate.
passage, and be transmitted to the
Senate, accompanied by a message stating the title
to the bill or the text of the joint or concurrent res-
olution, and asking the concurrence of that body.
15. All enrolled bills, joint resolutions and mem-
orials shall be signed by the Speaker
Signing of bills, and the Chief Clerk and the fact of
"rmeoluian, and such signing by the Speaker and the
Chief Clerk shall be noted in the Jour-
nal, The Chief Clerk shall be the Enrolling Clerk,



16. All resolutions of inquiry addressed to the
heads of executive departments shall
Reoinution. be reported to the House within one
week after presentation to such head.


Rule Eight
COMMITTEES
1. There shall be appointed by the Speaker, at
the beginning of each session of the
Appointment Legislature, not less than 22 nor more
of standing
committees, than 30 standing committees, in his
discretion. The Speaker shall deter-
mine the number of Members to be seated on each
committee, but no Member may serve on more than
seven committees.

2. Unless otherwise ordered by the House by
majority vote, committees shall have
Jurisdiction jurisdiction only over matters per-
of committees.
training to the subjects indicated by
the name of the respective committees.
3. It shall be the duty of standing committees
to report all measures referred to
How committees them either (a) favorably, (b) favor-
may report. ably with committee amendment,. or

(c) with Committee Substitute as defined in Section
22 of this Rule, or (d) unfavorably, but never
"without recommendation."

4. The Speaker shall appoint the members of all
select and conference committees
Speaker appoints
,elect and confer- which shall be ordered by the House
nce committees. from time to time.

5. No Member living in any county in which any
State institution is located shall be
Limitations appointed a member of any committee
don isqiication, to visit such institution for the pur-
pose of investigating its condition and
needs.
6. All vacancies in standing committees of the
committee House shall be filled by the Speaker.
vacancies.

7. When appointing a standing committee the
Speaker shall designate a member
Designation of thereof as chairman and may desig-
chairman.
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chairman. The vice-chairman shall preside at all
committee meetings in the absence of the chairman.
8. The chairman shall appoint the secretary or
other employes of his committee, sub-
ject to its approval, who shall be paid
Secretary of
committee, at the public expense, the House hav-
ing first provided therefore.
9. Until a committee votes to report any pend-
ing measure, it shall be improper for
Secretaries not to the committee secretary to give out
give out Infor-
mation; penalty. any information about the measure
beyond the bare acknowledgment that
the measure be under consideration. The chairman
of the committee shall be the proper source of an-
nouncements on behalf of the committee. For a vio-
lation of the rule such secretary may be discharged
by the chairman or the committee and denied the
privileges of the floor of the House for the remain-
der of the session.
10. No committee, except the Committee on Rules
committees and Calendar, shall sit during the sit-
(enxcptig Rdules) ting of the House, without special
sessions of House. leave.

11. No hearing by a standing committee upon any
bill or resolution (except a postponed
Method of hearing) shall be held unless notice
calling thereof is posted on a day when the
House holds a session, in the follow-
ing manner:

A written notice, in duplicate, signed by the
chairman (or if called under Section 12 of this rule,
by the secretary of the committee), shall be delivered
to the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House. Such notice
shall state the time, both date and hour, and the
place of the proposed hearing. The Sergeant-at-
Arms shall post one copy thereof on a bulletin board
in or near his office, with an endorsement thereon
of the exact hour and date of such posting, which
shall be not less than four hours before the time
of the proposed hearing. The other copy, with
a similar endorsement, followed by the signature of
the Sergeant-at-Arms, shall be returned to the
chairman of the committee for use in preparing the
information sheet hereinafter referred to. No notice
by posting shall be required as to any meeting held
within the last seven calendar days allowed under



the Constitution for a legislative session. Failure to
give proper notice shall void any action taken by a
committee. Separate notice shall be given by the
committee secretary to the introducer (or if there
be more than one introducer, the Member first
named on the bill) and members of the committee.
12. If the chairman of a committee, after three
days' consideration, refuses or fails,
Failure of upon the request of at least three
chairman to
call meeting. members of the committee, to call a
special meeting of the committee with-
in four calendar days from the date of said request,
then upon the filing with the secretary of the com-
mittee of the written and signed request of a ma-
jority of the committee for a called special meeting
of the committee, the committee shall meet on the
day and hour specified in said written request. It
shall be the duty of the secretary of the committee
to notify all members of the committee in the usual
way of such called special meeting.
13. A majority of any committee shall constitute
a quorum but the question of the pres-
Quorum.
ence of a quorum of committee (ex-
cept that of the Committee on Rules and Calendar
as provided in Section 4 of Rule 17) shall not be
raised on the consideration of a bill or resolution in
the House, unless the same question has been raised
before the committee.
14. The meetings of every committee of the
Open to House, standing or select, shall be
public, without exception open to the public.

15. The rules of the House are hereby made the
rules of its standing committees so
House rules far as applicable, except that a motion
prevail in
committees, to recess from day to day is hereby
made a motion of high privilege, in
said committees.
16. The chairman or acting chairman of each
committee of the House shall keep,
Record to or cause to be kept, a record in which
be kept
there shall be entered:
(a) The time and place of each hearing, and
of each meeting of such committee.
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(c) The name and address of each person
appearing before the committee with
the name of person, persons, firm or
corporation and addresses, in whose be-
half such appearance is made.

(d) The vote of each member on all motions
(other than procedural), bills, resolu-
tions and amendments acted upon.

Such a record shall be ready and approved by
the Chairman before the expiration of ten days after
each committee meeting or at the next regular meet-
ing of the committee.

There shall be filed for every bill or resolution re-
ported upon, a sheet containing the foregoing in-
formation as to such bill or resolution, to be kept
by the Chief Clerk of the House serially by the num-
ber of the bill in such form as to be most accessible
for the use of the Members and the public during
the session, and at the end thereof in the office of
the Secretary of State. The making and filing of this
record shall be the responsibility of the committee
chairman, and not of the Chief Clerk.
17. No committee member shall be allowed to
vote by proxy except where the proxy
How proxies may form shows a specific date for its use
be voted. .
and a specific bill, each indicated at
the time the proxy is signed. Such proxy votes must
be turned in to the committee chairman at the time
the vote is taken on the specific bill indicated, and
by him filed with the record of proceedings of said
committee on said bill.

18. Every bill, joint resoluti ,n, resolution and
memorial referred to a committee or
which to report; committees shall be reported back
exception; failure before the expiration of 14 cal-
to do so.
endar days from the date of its ref-
erence, unless otherwise ordered by the House, ex-
cept that no bill shall be withdrawn under this rnle
from the Committee on Appropriation or the Com-
mittee on Finance and Taxation during the first
30 calendar days of the session. Failure to report
a bill, joint resolution, resolution or memorial within
the prescribed period shall entitle any Member to
request that the bill, joint resolution, resolution or
memorial be placed on the Calendar together with



notation of this reason for its withdrawal from the
committee.

19. All favorable reports (signed by the chair-
man, or, in his absence, the vice-chair-
Favorable reports;man) of committees on bills, joint res-
manner of
preparing, solution, resolutions and memorials
shall be made on forms furnished by
the Sergeant-at-Arms and delivered to the Chief
Clerk by 5:30 P. M. of each legislative day at the
desk designated therefore in the hallway on the east
side of the north wing-where the private offices of
the Speaker and Chief Clerk are situated. These
reports must be accompanied by the original bill,
joint resolution, resolution or memorial, and the
titles thereof shall be entered on the Calendar (at
the appropriate reading) and on the Journal, to-
gether with the statement that the same was re
ported favorably by the Committee of reference.
Each report by a committee must set forth the ex-
act title of the measure, the name and county of the
introducer (or introducers) and, if amendments are
proposed by the committee, amendments shall be
numbered serially and typewritten in full. Proposed
amendments also shall be typewritten on the pre-
scribed amendment blanks in the indicated number
and attached to the measure being reported.

20. All unfavorable reports (signed by the chair-
man, or, in his absence, the vice-chair-
Unfavorable com.
ittee reports. man), of committees on bills, joint res-
olutions, resolutions and memorials
shall be returned to the Clerk in the same manner
set forth in Section 19 for making favorable reports.
All bills, joint resolutions, resolutions and memo-
rials reported unfavorably shall be laid on the table
but upon motion of any Member, adopted by a two-
thirds (2/3) vote of the Members present, the same
may be taken from the table and placed on the Cal-
endar at the appropriate place. When such bills are
reached on the Calendar it shall be the duty of the
chairman of the committee making unfavorable re-
port thereon to move for indefinite postponement
and in such case the entry on the Journal shall be
"M r. .................................................. Chairman of the
Com m ittee on ................................. ............ as re-
quired by the rule, moved that.................................
Bill No ................. be indefinitely postponed."



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21. No bill, resolution or memorial shall be in-
troduced in the House as a commit-
"Committee tee bill, committee memorial or com-
bills.
mittee resolution unless authorized
by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the members pres-
ent and voting of said committee.
22 A committee may, in reporting a bill, joint
resolution, resolution or memorial,
Committee draft a new measure, embracing the
substitutes.
same general subject matter, to be re-
turned to the House with the recommendation that
the substitute be considered in lieu of the original
measure (or measures). The substitute measure
must be accompanied by the original measure re-
ferred to the committee and returned to the Chief
Clerk in the same manner as the favorable reporting
of any other measure. When the original measure is
reached upon the Calendar, the substitute shall be
read a first time by title. The motion then shall be
(by the Chairman or a member of the Committee
offering the substitute) to take up the substitute in
the place of the original. At the moment that the
House agrees by majority vote to take up the substi-
tute, then the original shall be regarded as automat-
ically tabled in the same manner as a measure unfa-
vorably reported. The substitute carries the identi-
fying number (or numbers) of the original, but must
be returned to the Chief Clerk in the same number of
copies required for first introduction of a similar
measure (an original and three identical copies for
bills).

23. In case of joint reference to two or more com-
mittees (except when one of these is
Joint the Committee on Appropriations or
reference.
the Committee on Finance and Tax-
ation), such reference shall be considered by the
combined committees sitting as a whole, and the
committees shall vote jointly and the combined re-
port shall prevail. Should a Member be a member of
more than one of the committees considering a bill,
he shall have but one vote on the joint roll call. The
Committee on Appropriations and the Committee
on Finance and Taxation shall not be deprived of
their right to separately and independently consider
any bill referred to them. The time limit of 14 days
provided in Section 18 of this Rule for the consider-
ation of measures shall apply also to joint references



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except that one committee may not deprive another
of an opportunity to consider the measure.
24. After a bill, joint resolution, resolution or
memorial has been reported by a
Two.thirds vote committee, it may be recommitted on
for recommittal;
exception. second or third reading to that or an-
other committee only by a two-thirds
vote of the Members voting. However, if a bill re-
ported favorably by a committee other than the Com-
mittee on Appropriations did not call for an appro-
priation, and an amendment, offered either from the
floor or by the reporting committee and adopted,
does call for an appropriation, then the bill with
adopted amendment shall be referred to the Com-
mittee on Appropriations under Section 8 of Rule 6.
25. Witnesses subpoenaed to appear before the
House or its committees shall be paid
as follows: For each day a witness
Fees of witnesses
before the House shall attend, the sum of seven dollars;
or committees. for each mile he shall travel in coming
to or going from the place of examina-
tion, the sum of seven and a half cents each way;
but nothing shall be paid for traveling when the
witness has been summoned at the place of hearing.
26. The chairmen of the several committees of
the House shall, within three days
Duties of chair- after the final adjournment of a ses-
men and commit-
tees as to custody sion of the Legislature, deliver to the
of papers before
committees. Chief Clerk of the House all bills,
joint resolutions, petitions, and other
papers referred to the committee, together with all
evidence taken by such committee under the order
of the House during the said Legislature and not re-
ported to the House; and in the event of the failure
or neglect of any chairman of a committee to comply
with this rule the Chief Clerk of the House shall,
within three days thereafter, take into his keeping
all such papers and testimony.


Rule Nine
MOTIONS AND THEIR PRECEDENCE
1. Every motion made to the House and enter-
tained by the Speaker shall be reduced
Motions rduned to writing at the request of the Speak-
entered on er and, unless withdrawn before be-
the Journal.
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tered on the Journal with the name of the Member
making it. Where not otherwise stated in these rules,
a simple majority of those voting (a quorum being
present and participating) shall suffice for adoption
of ary motion.

2. After a motion has been entertained, the Speak-
er shall state it or (if it be in writing)
Stating and cause it to be read aloud by the Chief
withdrawing
of motions. Clerk before being debated, and it
then shall be in possession of the
House, but may be withdrawn by the mover with the
consent of the House at any time before a decision
or amendment.
3. When a question is under debate no motion
Motions allowed shall be received but-
during debate.

a. To make, or to give notice of, a motion to
reconsider some prior action on a subject
still within the jurisdiction of the House.
b. To adjourn at a time certain, which is de-
fined as a specific hour and minute or
upon the completion of a pending legis-
lative action.
c. To adjourn instanter.
(Motions either to adjourn at a time certain
or to adjourn instanter shall be settled without de-
bate except that the mover may be allowed one
minute to explain. Failure of motions to adjourn
either at a time certain or at once, shall bar the mak-
ing of any further identical motion to adjourn until
other conclusive business has intervened.)

d. To take a recess.

e. To consider a question of privilege.

(Questions of privilege shall be, first,
those affecting the rights of the House collec-
tively, its safety, dignity, reputation, peace and
comfort, and, second, the rights, reputation and
conduct of Members, individually, in their rep-
resentative capacity only. No Member shall
speak longer than ten minutes on a question ot
privilege. The Speaker may defer the recogni
tion of a Member on a question of personal priv-
ilege until the completion of immediate action
on pending matter but no longer. For example,



a roll call need not be interrupted for recogni-
tion of a Member desiring to be heard on priv-
ilege. Questions affecting the rights of the
House collectively shall be raised only by
resolution; those affecting a Member individ-
ually, by statement from the floor.)
f. To lay on the table, from which the prop-
osition later may be taken up.
g. For the previous question.
(The motion to lay on the table and the
motion for the previous question shall be
debatable only to the extent provided in
Rule 12, Section 5.)
h. To postpone definitely, or to a time cer-
tain.
i. To refer or commit (or recommit) to the
Committee of the Whole House or to a
standing or select committee.
j. To amend, except by striking out the en-
acting or resolving clause.
k. To amend by striking out the enacting
or resolving clause.
1. To postpone indefinitely, or to prevent
any further consideration of the precise
question during the remainder of the ses-
sion.
-which several motions shall have precedence
in the descending order given.
4. No motion to adjourn, to postpone to a day
certain, to refer, or to postpone indef-
Motions which initely, having been decided, shall be
can be made
but once. allowed again during the same day at
the same stage of the question.
5. There shall be a motion for the previous ques-
tion, which, being ordered by a ma-
The previous jority of Members voting, shall have
question.
the effect to cut off all debate and
bring the House to a direct vote (except as provided
in Sections 7 and 8 of this Rule) upon the immedi-
ate question or questions on which it has been asked
and ordered. The previous question may be asked
and ordered upon (a) a single motion, (b) a series
of motions, (c) an amendment or amendments, or
(d) may be made to embrace all authorized motions
or amendments and include the bill or joint resolu-
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6. All incidental questions of order arising after
a motion is made for the previous
Questions of
order pending the question, and pending such motion,
motion for the shall be decided, whether on appeal or
previous question.
otherwise, without debate.
7. After the previous question shall have been
ordered on the passage of a bill, joint
Motion to re-
commit allowed resolution, resolution or memorial,
after previous one motion to recommit to a com-
question ordered.
mittee shall be in order, and the
Speaker shall give preference in recognition for such
purpose to a Member who is opposed to the bill,
joint resolution, resolution or memorial. A motion to
commit (or recommit) shall require for adoption the
two-thirds vote of Members voting.
8. In all debates upon bills or resolutions, the in-
troducer of the resolution or bill, (or
Right to someone designated by him) shall
close debate.
have the right to close the debate
thereon and the adoption of a motion for the pre-
vious question or any other motion shall not cut off
this right in the introducer of the measure.
9. When the demand for the previous question
has been made and rejected, it shall be
Closing of in order, upon the demand of a ma-
debate by rule.
jority of the members of the House,
for the Committee on Rules and Calendar to meet
and report for adoption by a majority of the House
a rule or order fixing or limiting the time in which
debate on said question shall be closed.
10. No motion shall be made or entertained, ex-
cept for referral to a committee or the
Introduction of immediate consideration of a bill or
bills not to be
interrupted; joint resolution, during the daily or-
exceptions. der of business of introduction of bills

and joint resolutions by call of counties. This shall
not be waived except by unanimous consent. Motions
for referral may be decided by majority vote of
Members voting; motions for immediate considera-
tion may be made only by unanimous consent and
decided by a two-thirds vote.
11. All questions relating to the priority of busi-
ness shall be decided by a majority
"Decision of vote without debate except that not
questions of
priority of more than three proponents of each
business.
contention may be heard for not long-
er than three minutes for each person.



12. At any time after the correction of the Jour-
nal it shall be in order to move that
the House resolve itself by a majority
Privileged motion
for consideration vote, into the Committee of the Whole
of' revenue nd House for the purpose of considering
bills, or the wel. bills raising revenue or making appro-
fare of the House.
priation, or for consideration of mat-
ters affecting the welfare of the
House.

13. On the demand of any Member, before the
question is put, a question shall be
Divteson of divided if it include propositions so
the question.
distinct in substance that one being
taken away a substantive proposition shall remain.

14. A motion to strike out and insert is indivis-
Motion to strike ible, but a motion to strike out being
out and insert not lost shall neither preclude amendment
divisible.
nor motion to strike out and insert.

15. No dilatory or delaying motion shall be on-
Dilatory tertained by the Speaker.
motions.

16. When a motion to indefinitely postpone is
made after the third reading of any
Indefinite measure, it shall be the duty of the
postponement
on third reading. Speaker to put the question on the
final passage and not put the motion
of indefinite postponement. This motion shall not
cut off the right of the introduced to close the debate.
When by the passage of time, a measure has reached
the stage of third reading, no motion for its indef-
inite postponement shall be made until the measure
actually has been taken up and read to the House.
Any motion to postpone consideration to a date
beyond the last day allowed under the Constitution
for the current legislative session, shall be construed
as a motion to indefinitely postpone.

17. Indefinite postponement shall dispose of the
Indefinite question for the legislative session.
postponement.

18. A matter laid on the table (other than the
unfavorable report of a committee)
Tabling.
may be taken up from same by a ma-
jority vote.

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Speaker may entertain one motion
Motion to adjourn that the House adjourn, but after the
pending motion to
suspend rule,. result thereon is announced he shall
not entertain any other motion until
the vote is taken on the waiver.


Rule Ten
RECONSIDERATION

1. When a motion or main question has been
made and carried or lost, it shall be in
The motion to order for any member of the majority
reconsider.
(or in the case of a tie vote, by any
Member) on the same or succeeding legislative day,
to move for the reconsideration thereof. Such motion
shall take precedence of all other questions, and
shall not be withdrawn after the said succeeding day
without the consent of the House. If not acted upon
by the original mover during the two days or with-
drawn, any Member may call it up for consideration
thereafter. A motion to reconsider, if made during
the last seven calendar days of a session, shall be dis-
posed of when made.

2. The motion to reconsider shall require the af-
firmative votes of a majority of the
only ,on Members present and voting, and such
reconsideration.
motion shall not be made more than
once on any proposition except by unanimous con-
sent.

"3. A notice of intention to move for a reconsid-
eration of any bill may be given by
Notice ration. any Member from the floor of the
reconsideration.
House or in writing to the Chief Clerk,
which shall be spread in either case upon the Jour-
nal, and the bill shall be retained by tl Chief Clerk
of the House until after the time expires during
which the actual motion can be made.

4. Any proposition which requires for its adop-
tion or passage a vote of more than
"Majority ote on a majority may, upon failure of adop-
reconsideration.
tion or passage, be restored for fur-
ther consideration by a majority vote of the Mem-
bers. This shall not apply to the further considera-
tion of measures vetoed by the Governor.

5. When a majority of Members present vote in



affirmative on any claim bill or joint
Question requiring resolution, but the proposition be lost
more than ma-.
jority vote. because it is one in which the concur-
rence of a greater number than a ma-
jority is necessary for adoption or passage, any
Member may move for a reconsideration.

6. Debate shall be allowed on a motion to recon-
sider only when the question which it
Debate on motions.
to reconsider, is proposed to reconsider is debatable.
Where debate upon a motion to recon-
sider is in order, no member shall speak more than
once nor for a longer period than five minutes.

7. The Chief Clerk shall retain possession of all
general bills and joint resolutions for
Bills to be hed the period after passage during which
reconsideration may be moved, except
in the last seven calendar days of the session when
these are to be transmitted to the Senate as soon
as possible. Any motion to waive the rules by a two-
thirds vote of the Members present and immediately
certify any bill or joint resolution to the Senate
shall be construed as releasing the measure from the
Chief Clerk's possession for the period of recon-
sideration. Bills either on the local calendar or
passed as local bills and concurrent resolutions and
memorials shall be transmitted to the Senate with-
out delay.

8. No motion to reconsider a vote upon any sec-
ondary matter shall remove the main
Collateral subject under consideration from be-
matters.
fore the House. A motion to reconsider
a collateral matter must be disposed of at once dur-
ing the course of the consideration of the main sub-
ject, for such motion shall be out of order after the
House has passed to other business from the main
subject to which the collateral matter was connected.


Rule Eleven
AMENDMENTS
1. Amendments shall be proposed by sending
these to the Chief Clerk on triplicate
General form; forms supplied by the Sergeant-at-
manner of Arms. Regardless of the order in
considering.
which these may have reached the
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sponsors gain recognition from the Speaker to move
their adoption, except that the chairman of the com-
mittee (or in his absence, the vice chairman or any
member thereof) reporting the measure under con-
sideration shall have preference for the presenta-
tion of committee amendments. Amendments pro-
posed by committees, being recommendations, shall
have no greater force than any other proposed
amendments.

2. Amendments shall be adopted on second read-
ing of a measure by a majority vote;
Adoption of on third reading, by a two-thirds vote,
amendments.
except that corrective amendments to
the title, after perfection of the body, shall be de-
cided without debate by a majority vote on second
or third reading.

3. A motion to amend a pending amendment may
be received, but until it is disposed of
Sequence of no other motion to amend will be in
amendm ents order. But pending such amendment,
a motion to amend in the nature of a
substitute, and a motion to amend that substitute,
may be received. Thus four motions may be pend-
ing simultaneously, as follows: (a) Amendment, (b)
amendment to the amendment, (c) substitute for the
amendment, and (d) amendment to the substitute.
They must be voted on in the following order:

Amendments to the amendment are disposed
of before the substitute is taken up. Only one
amendment to the amendment is in order at one
time, but as rapidly as one is disposed of by re-
jection or incorporation as a part of the amend-
ment, another is in order.

Amendments to the substitute are next voted
on, and may be offered one after another as fast
as disposed of until the substitute is perfected.
The substitute is next voted on. Both the
amendment and the substitute having been per-
fected and presented in final form, the House
(or committee) makes its choice of the two.

The amendment is voted on last. If the sub-
stitute has been agreed to, the vote comes on the
amendment as amended by the substitute.



TEXT



4. A proposal to strike out all after the enacting
or resolving clause of a bill or joint
striking all resolution and insert new matter of
cafr enact"g the same general subject as stated in
the original title, shall be deemed
proper and germane and shall be treated as an
amendment. Upon its adoption, amendment may be
made of its parts as if the substituted body were
the original bill.
5. An amendment to strike out the enacting or
resolving clause of a bill or joint reso-
Striking out lution shall, if carried, be considered
enacting or
resoling clause. as equivalent to rejection of the bill or
joint resolution by the House.
6. If a motion be made to strike out part of a
Motion to amend bill or joint resolution, a motion to
to have precedence amend the part proposed to be strick-
over one to
strike out. en out shall have precedence.
7. If a bill or joint resolution is being considered
section by section, only amendments
Amendment to the section under consideration
by sections.
shall be in order. The Speaker shall,
in recognizing Members for the purpose of moving
adoption of amendments, endeavor to cause all
amendments to Section One to be considered first,
then all those to Section Two, and so on. After all
sections have been considered separately, the whole
bill shall be open for amendment except that an
amendment seeking to strike out matter previously
inserted and containing substantially no new propo-
sition shall not be in order.
8. Any Senate bill or resolution may be amended
in the same manner as a House bill or
resolution. If a Senate bill or joint
House amend. resolution is amended the same shall
ments to
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jacket containing same before it is reported to the
Senate.

9. After the reading of a Senate amendment to
a House bill or joint resolution the
Senate amend- question may be, Will the House con-
ment to
house bill. cur in the Senate amendment?" But it
also may be in order to move that the
House refuse to concur and ask the Senate to recede.

10. If the Senate shall refuse to concur in a
House amendment to a Senate bill or
senate refusal to joint resolution, the following motions
concur in House
amendment, shall be in order and shall be privi-
leged in the order named: First, That
the House recede; Second, That the House insist and
ask for a committee of conference; Third, That the
House insist.

11. All amendments proposed, unless withdrawn,
Amendments to shall be printed in the Journal.
be printed in
Journal.


12. On an amendment being moved, a Member
Speaking on who has spoken to the main question
amendments. may speak again to the amendment.

13. No proposition on a subject different from
Germane that under consideration shall be ad-
amendments. mitted under color of amendment.


Rule Twelve
DECORUM AND DEBATE
1. When any Member desires to speak or deliver
any matter to the House, he shall rise
Obtaining the
floor fordebate; at his seat and respectfully address
andrelevancy and himself to "Mr. Speaker," and, on
decorum therein.
being recognized, may address the
House from his desk or from the well of the House,
and shall confine himself to the question under de-
bate, avoiding personality.

2. When two or more Members rise at once, the
Speaker's power Speaker shall name the Member who
of recognition. is first to speak.

3. No Member shall occupy more than fifteen
minutes in debate on any question in
The time rule the House or in committee, except as
In debate.
further provided in this rule.



4. The Member introducing the measure (or
someone designated by him) under
Closing of debate consideration may open and close,
on main question.
where general debate has been had
thereon; and he shall be entitled to fifteen minutes
to close, notwithstanding he may have used fifteen
minutes in opening.

5. The Member proposing an amendment or mow
ing a motion (or someone designated
Closing debate by him) shall be entitled to five min-
on motion or
amendment. utes to close, notwithstanding he may
have used fifteen minutes in opening.
However, this Section shall not deprive the intro-
ducer of a measure of his right to close when the ef-
fect of an amendment or motion would be to kill the
measure. In such instances, the Member sponsoring
the amendment or motion and the sponsor of the
bill or resolution each may close in that order of
speaking.

6. No Member shall speak more than once to the
same question without leave of the
Members to speak House, unless he be the mover, pro-
but once to the
same question. poser, or introduced of the matter
pending, in which case he shall be per-
mitted to speak in reply as provided in this rule.

7. While the Speaker is putting a question or ad-
dressing the House no Member shall
Decorum of walk out of or cross the Chamber, nor,
Members In
the Chamber. when a Member is speaking, pass ob-
trusively between him and the Chair;
and during the session of the House no Member shall
remain by the Chief Clerk's desk during the call of
the roll or the counting of ballots, and the Sergeant-
at-Arms is charged with the strict enforcement of
this clause. Neither shall any person other than a
member, an officer of the House or an accredited
member of the press, be allowed to smoke upon the
floor of the House at any time.

8. Any person not a Member who shall, whether
the House is in session or not, be
EJection from guilty in the Chamber of ungentle-
Chamber.
manly conduct or the use of unbecom-
ing language to a Member shall be ejected from the
Chamber for the remainder of the legislative
session.



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9. If any Member, in speaking or otherwise,
transgress the rules of the House, the
Calling a Member Speaker shall, or any Member may,
to order.
call him to order; in which case he
shall immediately sit down, unless permitted, on mo-
tion of another Member, to explain, and the House
shall, if appealed to, decide on the case without de-
bate; if the decision is in favor of the Member called
to order, he shall be at liberty to proceed, but not
otherwise; and, if the case require it, he shall be
liable to censure or such punishment as the House
may deem proper.

10. If a Member is called to order for words
spoken in debate, the Member calling
Words taken him to order shall indicate the words
down.
excepted to, and they shall be taken
down in writing at the Chief Clerk's desk and read
aloud to the House; but he shall not be held to an-
swer, nor be subject to the censure of the House
therefore, if further debate or other business has in-
tervened.



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11. When the reading of a paper other than one
upon which the House is called to give
Sections to a final vote is demanded, and the same
ain of is objected to by any Member, it shall
be determined without debate by a
aioritv vote of the House.



Rule Thirteen
CALLS OF THE ROLL AND HOUSE

1. Upon every roll call the names of the Mem-
bers shall be called alphabetically by
Call of the roll surname, except when two or more
for the aye-and. have the same surname, in which case
nay vote.
the name of the County shall be add-
ed; and if there be two such Members from the same
County, the whole name shall be called.

2. The Speaker shall rise to put a question and
in this form, to wit: "as many as are
Putting of the in favor (as the question may be), say
"question by Aye;" and after the affirmative voice
the Speaker.
is expressed, "As many as are op-
posed, say No;" if he doubts, or a division is called
for, the House shall divide; those in the affirmative



of the question shall first rise from
Voting by voice, their seats, and then those in the neg-
by division, and
by roll can. active; if he still doubts, or a count is
required by a showing of hand by five
Members, he shall order the calling of the roll; which
being reported, he shall rise and state the decision.

3. The Speaker shall use the electrical roll call
system in preference to any other in
Use of electrical totaling the ayes and nays on any
roll call system.
question to be voted upon. When the
House is ready to vote upon any question requiring
a roll call, the Speaker shall announce: "The ques-
tion is on the passage of (designating the matter to
be voted upon). All in favor of such question shall
vote 'aye' all opposed shall vote 'no'. The Chief
Clerk will prepare the machine. The House will now
proceed to vote." The Chief Clerk then shall sound
the bell or chime as notice to Members and when a
reasonable time has been allowed the Members to
vote, the Speaker shall announce "Have all voted?"
and after a short pause he shall say: "The Chief
Clerk shall lock the machine and proceed to record
the vote." The Clerk shall immediately start the
vote recording equipment, and when completely re-
corded, shall report the result to the Speaker. The
Speaker then will announce the result, "By your
vote the bill passes (or fails to pass)" or "By your
vote the resolution is adopted (or fails of adop-
tion)" as the case may be. The Chief Clerk shall
enter the result upon the Journal. So the mechani-
cally punched record of the voting machine may be
preserved without alteration by the Chief Clerk's
assistants, notice shall be taken in the Journal or
the request of any Member to, after the voting ma-
chine has been locked but prior to announcement of
the result of a roll call, (1) change his vote or (2)
vote. The original record from the voting machine
shall be preserved by the Chief Clerk for one week
after its publication in the daily Journal.

4. After the House has passed to other business,
a Member's vote on a measure may be
change of vote changed at his request only by unani-
after announce- mous consent and he shall be allowed
ment.
three minutes to explain his reason
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5. No Member shall vote for another Member,
nor shall any person not a Member
Penalty for cast a vote for a Member. In addition
unauthorized to such penalties as may be prescribed
voting.
by law, any Member who shall vote or
attempt to vote for another Member may be pun-
ished in such manner as the House may deem prop-
er. Any person not a Member who shall vote wrong-
fully in the place of a Member shall be excluded from
the Chamber for the remainder of the session, in ad-
dition to such punishment as may be prescribed by
law.

6. No Member shall be permitted to explain his
vote during roll call, but he may have
Explanation an explanation, if furnished in writing
of vote.
to the Chief Clerk upon the day said
vote is taken, entered upon the Journal provided the
explanation does not exceed 200 words.
7. In all cases where the House shall be equally
Tie vote. divided, the question shall be lost.

8. Pairing shall be permitted only upon the ab-
sence of a Member for good cause
Pairing. shown and shall be in writing and spe-
cifically state the bill or bills upon which pairs are
arranged.
9. In the absence of a quorum, fifteen Members,
including the Speaker, if there is one,
Absence of shall be authorized to (a) compel the
attendance of absent Members, (b) to
fix the time when the House shall reconvene, and
(c) to adjourn. In all calls of the House the doors
shall be closed, the names of the Members shall be
called by the Chief Clerk, and the absentees noted;
and those for whom no sufficient excuse is made
may, by order of a majority of those present, be
sent for and arrested, wherever they may be found,
by officers to be appointed by the Sergeant-at-Arms
for that purpose, and their attendance secured and
retained; and the House shall determine upon what
condition they shall be discharged. Members who
voluntarily appear shall, unless the House otherwise
direct, be immediately admitted to the Chamber of
the House, and they shall report their names to the
Chief Clerk to be entered upon the Journal as pres-
ent.

10. On the demand of any Member, or at the sug-



gestion of the Speaker, the names of
Count of those not
voting to make a Members sufficient to make a quorum
quorum of record in the Chamber of the House who do
on a roll call.
not vote shall be noted by the Chief
Clerk and recorded in the Journal, and reported
to the Speaker with the names of the Members vot-
ing, and be counted and announced in determining
the presence of a quorum to do business.
11. Unless otherwise specified the term "major-
"Majority" ity" when used in these rules shall
defined, mean a majority of those voting.


Rule Fourteen
LOBBYING
This House recognizes the truth that the ends of
legislating best are served by able
Information presentation of the facts on all sides
sought.
of every issue, and when the Members
have the benefit of whatever technical guidance may
be available.

Most bills involve the consideration of complex
problems, which can be solved only on
Complex problems the basis of long practical experience
involved.
and careful research. Because the
House does not, in the limited time at the disposal
of its Members, possess either opportunity or facili-
ties for prolonged study during a session, the collec-
tive experience of spokesmen for public and private
agencies must be obtained.
The House, at the same time, however, realizes
some lobbying practices are not in the public inter-
est. Accordingly, in the implementation of existing
statutes, this House requires the following:
1. Every person engaging himself for pay or for
any consideration for the purposes of
Registration of attempting to influence the passage
lobbyists.
or defeat of any legislation by the
House of Representatives shall, before doing any-
thing in furtherance of such object, register with
the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
2. He shall give to the Chief Clerk in writing and
under oath, his name and business, the
Statement under name and address of the person by
oath of
employment, whom he is employed and in whose in-
terest hr appears or works, and the



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duration of such employment. The Chief Clerk shall
publish these statements in the daily Journal as they
are received.
3. This shall not apply to any person who merely
appears before a committee of this
Exemption.
House in his individual capacity to
express support of or opposition to legislation, nor
to any public official acting in his official capacity.
4. Separately from any prosecution or penalties
otherwise provided by law, any per-
Penalty. son determined by a majority vote of
this House to have failed to comply
with the requirements of this rule shall be pro-
hibited for a period of four years from the date
of the finding from appearing before a committee
of this House.
5. The Chief Clerk shall provide blank affidavits
Blanks for for the convenience of registrants but
convenience. the burden of compliance nevertheless
always shall be upon the person required to register.
6. Committees shall be diligent in ascertaining
whether those who appear before
Duty of them in other than an obviously indi-
committees.
vidual capacity have conformed with
the requirements of this rule, and to report viola-
tions. No committee knowingly shall permit the testi-
mony of an unregistered lobbyist to be received.

Rule Fifteen
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE
1. In all cases, in forming a committee of the
Whole House, the Speaker shall leave
selection of his chair after appointing a chairman
Chairman of
Committee of the to preside, who shall, in case of dis-
Whole; and his
power to preserve turbance or disorderly conduct in the
order. Clerk galleries or lobby, have power to cause
to serve.
the same to be cleared. The Chief
Clerk of the House shall be the Clerk of the Commit-
tee of the Whole House.
2. All propositions involving a tax or charge
upon the people and all proceedings
subjects which touching appropriations of money and
may be con-
sidered in matters affecting the dignity and or-
Committee of
the Whole. derly procedure of the House may be
considered in the Committee of the
Whole House with or without prior consideration
elsewhere.



3. The Committee, on motion, may limit the de-
bate to a certain time and limit tinl
Limit on debate length of individual speeches. The mo-
and motions.
tions permitted in the Committee are.
to limit debate, to propose amendments, to recom-
mend, and to rise. The power of the Committee is
limited to recommendation to the House. Upon the
adoption of a motion to rise or upon the expiration
of the time allowed by the House for the meeting of
the Committee, the Speaker resumes the Chair and
the Chairman of the Committee submits the report
of the Committee at once to the House. A bill favor-
ably reported by the Committee of the Whole House
shall be placed by the Chief Clerk at the top of the
Calendar for the next legislative day (ahead of Spe-
cial Orders but after Matters on Reconsideration)
unless the House, by majority vote, decides to take
up the bill at once. If the House votes to consider a
bill at once, it shall be subject to the regular Consti-
tutional and House rule provisions according to its
individual nature-as to whether on first, second or
third reading. The Committee has no authority of
itself to appoint a sub-committee, postpone consid-
eration of any question or extend its time of meet-
ing when this has been limited by the House.
4. The Committee of the Whole House shall read
and debate bills by sections, leaving
Bills to be the bill as a whole to be last consid-
dbatedt by ered. The body of the bill shall not be
defaced or interlined, but all amend-
ments shall be entered on the regular forms for re-
port to the House.

5. The report of the Committee of the Whole
House may be divided and voted on
Consideration of separately if it comprehend proposi-
report by House.
tions in substance so distinct that one
being taken away a substantive proposition shall
remain for the decision of the House. Any recom-
mendation of the Committee may be disposed of in
the House by a majority vote.

6. There may be held in the House immediately
following the order of introduction of
Report and bills by call of counties, a "report and
question period.
question period," which shall not con-
sume more than two hours, during which heads of
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ments in the executive branch of the Government
are requested to answer orally questions propound-
ed by Members after the House has resolved itself
into the Committee of the Whole House. The Com-
mittee on Rules and Calendar shall determine the
date for, and the length of time of, each report and
question period, and shall allot the time in each
period to the head of a department, agency, or inde-
pendent establishment who has indicated his readi-
ness to deliver oral answers to the questions trans-
mitted to him. All written questions to be propound-
ed in any one period shall be approved by the Com-
mittee on Rules and Calendar and transmitted to thtn
official addressed. With the consent of the commit-
tee, the head of a department, agency, or indepen-
dent establishment, may designate an assistant to
appear. The latter half of each period shall be re-
served for oral questions by Members of the House.
Each oral question shall be germane to the subject
matter of at least one of the written questions pro-
pounded in such period. The time of each report
and question period and the written questions to be
answered in such period shall be printed in the
Journal appearing before the day on which such
period is to be held.

7. The rules of proceeding in the House shall be
observed in Committees of the Whole
Application of
rules of the House so far as they may be appli-
House to the cable.
Committee of
the Whole.


8. Whenever a Committee of the Whole House
finds itself without a quorum, which
Failure of a shall consist of 50 members, the
quorum in Chairman shall cause the roll to be
Committee of
the Whole. called, and thereupon the committee
shall rise, and the Chairman shall re-
port the names of the absentees to the House, which
shall be entered on the Journal; but if on such call a
quorum shall appear, the committee shall thereupon
resume its sitting without further order of the
House.


Rule Sixteen
COMMITTEES OF CONFERENCE

1. The presentation of reports of committees of



"High privilege
of conference
reports.



conference shall always be in order,
except when the House is voting on
any proposition.



2. After House conferees on any bill or resolu-
tion in conference between the House
Failure to and Senate shall have been appointed
agree on report.
for seven calendar days and shall have
failed to make a report, it is hereby declared to be
a motion of the highest privilege to move to dis-
charge said House conferees and to appoint new
conferees, or to instruct said House conferees; and,
further, during the last six calendar days allowed
under the Constitution for any regular session, it
shall be privileged motion to move to discharge, ap-
point, or instruct House conferees after House con-
ferees shall have been appointed 36 hours without
having made a report.

3. There shall accompany every conference re-



The statement
accompanying a
conference report



port a statement sufficiently explicit
to inform the House what effect such
amendments or propositions will have
upon the measures to which they re-



late.

4. In considering the report of a conference com-
mittee, the vote first shall be upon
Receiving a acceptance of the report and second
conference report. upon the recommendations contained
in the report.



Rule Seventeen



CHANGE OR SUSPENSION OF RULES

1. No rule (except as provided in Section 3 of
this rule) shall be suspended or
Motion to
suspend the rules, waived temporarily except by a vote
of two-thirds of the Members voting.

2. No rule shall be rescinded, vacated, or altered
except on a vote of two-thirds of the
Motions to rescind, Members present and then only after
vacate, or alter
the rules r one calendar day's previous notice of
the motion, in writing given to the
Chief Clerk and entered in the Journal, to rescind,
vacate, or alter the rule.
3. No rule enforcing unanimous consent shall be
unanimous waived or suspended except by nain-
consent. imous consent.



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4. Any proposed action touching the rules, joint
rules and order of business in the
Jurisdiction of
"Committee on House of Representatives shall be
Rules and first referred to the Committee on
Calendar.
Rules and Calendar, which shall re-
port as soon as practicable thereafter. No report of
the Committee on Rules and Calendar shall be re-
ceived by the House of Representatives unless same,
shows a quorum of the Committee present in per-
son and voting on said report.

5. It shall always be in order to call up for con.
sideration a report from the Commit-
reports fro tee on Rules and Calendar.
Committee on
Rules and
Calendar.

6. The rules of parliamentary practice of the
House of Representatives of the Unit-
Relation of rules ed States shall govern the House in
U. S. House of
Representatives all cases to which they are applicable,
to the rules of and in which they are not inconsistent
this House.
with the standing rules and orders of
this House.

Rule Eighteen
CHAMBER OF THE HOUSE

1. The Chamber of the House shall be used only
for the legislative business of the
Use of the House and for the caucus meetings
Chamber.
of its Members, except upon occasions
where the House by resolution agrees to take part
in any ceremonies to be observed therein; and the
Speaker shall not entertain a motion for the sus-
pension of this rule.
2. Other than present Members of the House of
Representatives and of the Senate and
Persons to members of their family, the persons
receive privilege.
hereinafter named, and none other,
shall be admitted except in the company of a Mem-
ber during regular daily sessions to the Chamber of
the House, viz: The Governor and Cabinet Members,
and their private secretaries; judges of the Supreme
Court, Members of Congress, contestants in election
cases during the pendency of their cases in the
House, the Secretary and Sergeant-at-Arms of the
Senate, accredited members of the press and radio
gallery, such persons as have, by name, received the
thanks of the Legislature; former Governors and ex-



April 7, 1949



SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida
Hon. Perry Murray
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:



April 6, 1949



I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
Senate Bill No. 2-
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the City of Jackson-
ville, a municipal corporation, and providing for an election
to be held on Tuesday, May 3, 1949, for submission of certain
questions to the qualified registered electors of said city.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Proof of publication of Notice attached to S. B. No. 2. The
House of Representatives thereupon determined that the no-
tice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Article III
of the Constitution, has been established in this Legislature.
And Senate Bill No. 2 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title.
Mr. Carlton asked unanimous consent to now take up and
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Members of the House of Representatives who are
not interested in any claim or directly in any bill
pending before the Legislature, and such employees
of the House as may be needed on public business.
Members may present distinguished guests from the
floor or rostrum only between 12:50 P. M. and
1 P. M. of a daily session. The Speaker may extend
the courtesy of the floor to such persons as he may
desire by the issuance of a door permit good only
on the day indicated.

3. Such portion of the floor flanking the Speak-
er's chair as may be necessary to ac-
Press Gallery: commodate representatives of the
ee, s,"ion. press and radio wishing to report pro-
ceedings shall be set aside for their
use, and reputable reporters and correspondents
shall be admitted thereto under such regulations as
the Speaker may from time to time prescribe; and
the supervision of such portion of the floor, includ-
ing the designation of its attendant, shall be vested
in the standing committee of correspondents, subject
to the direction and control of the Speaker.
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of the Report of the Com-
mittee on Rules and Calendar.
The motion was agreed to and the report of the Committee
on Rules and Calendar was adopted.
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:












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Without objection, Senate Bill No. 2 was taken up.
Mr. Carlton moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 2 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by two-thirds vote, and Senate
Bill No. 2 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Carlton moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 2 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
The motion was agreed to by two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 2 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:
Mr. Speaker Dekle
Allen Dowda
Andrews Dunn
Bedenbaugh Elliott
Black Frank
Bollinger Fuqua
Botts Griggs
Branch Haley
Bronson Heath
Bryant Henderson
Burned Hendry
Burton Hethcox
Carlton Hough
Carraway Hudson
Clement Johnson
Cobb Lancaster, D.
Cook Lancaster, H.
Copeland Luckie
Courtney MacWilliam
David Mathis
Dayton McAlpin
Yeas-83.
Nays-None.



on the passage of the bill, the



McClure
McKendree
McMullen
Melvin
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Okell
Papy
Parker
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Pooser
Rood
Saunders, D. I



Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Slaughter
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Smith, W. A.
Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Thornal
Usina
Whitlock
Williams
Wise
Yeomans



So the bill passed and was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Luckie moved that the. provision of Section 11, Rule
Eight, be waived to permit the Committee on Judiciary (Civil)
to meet at 11:30 this morning.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Yeomans moved that the rules be waived and the House
now revert to the order of introduction of House bills, joint
resolutions, House resolutions, Concurrent resolutions and
memorials.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS,
HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT RESOLU-
TIONS AND MEMORIALS.
By Mr. Yeomans of Citrus-
H. B. No. 36-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
supervisor of conservation to destroy certain records and
documents pertaining to the issuance of licenses and records
thereof and such other files, papers and documents which are
obsolete.
The bill was read the first time by title.
Mr. Yeomans asked unanimous consent to now take up and
consider House Bill No. 36.
Without objection, House Bill No. 36 was taken up.
Mr. Yeomans moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 36 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 36 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Yeomans moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 36 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.



April 7, 1949



The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 36 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
Yeas-87.



vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the



David
Dayton
Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua.
Griggs
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie



Nays-None.
So the bill passed and was



MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure
McMullen
Melvin
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Okell
Papy
Parker
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Pooser
Rood



Saunders, D. H.
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh
Sellar
Shepperd
Slaughter
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Smith, W. A.
Stockdale
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Thornal
Usina
Whitlock
Williams
Wise
Wotitzky
Yeomans



ordered certified to the Senate.



REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEES
April 7, 1949
Mr. Luckie of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on Judi-
ciary Civil, reports that the Committee has carefully con-
sidered the following bill and recommends it pass:
By Mr. Luckie of Duval-
H. B. No. 8-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
54.11, Florida Statutes of 1941 relating to the number of
peremptory challenges of jurors in civil causes.
And House Bill No. 8, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
April 7, 1949
Mr. Luckie of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on Judi-
ciary Civil, reports that the Commitee has carefully con-
sidered the following bill and recommends that it pass as
amended, which amendment reads as follows:
By Mr. Luckie of Duval-
H. B. No. 20-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
47.26, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to the services of process
upon state prisoners.
Amendment No. 1-
In Section 1, line six of the bill, immediately after the word
"shall", strike out the word "also" and insert the following "be
served, by Registered Mail, upon the Commissioner of Agri-
culture."
And House Bill No. 20, contained in the above report, to-
gether with Committee amendment thereto, was placed on
the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
April 7, 1949
Mr. Luckie of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on Judi-
ciary Civil, reports that the Committee has carefully con-
sidered the following bill and recommends that it pass as
amended, which amendments read as follows:
By Mr. Luckie of Duval-
H. B. No. 7-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
40.24, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the compensation of
Jurors in this state and increasing the same in certain courts.












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Amendment No. 1-
In Section 1, Paragraph (1), line 7, of the Bill, strike out
the words "six dollars" and insert the words "five dollars".
Amendment No. 2-
In Section 1, Paragraph (2), line 5, of the Bill, strike out
the words "six dollars" and insert the words "five dollars".
Amendment No. 3-
In Section 1, Paragraph (3), line 3 of the Bill, strike out the
words "one dollars" and insert the words "three dollars".
And House Bill No. 7, contained in the above report, to-
gether with Committee amendments thereto, was placed on
the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
The following registrations with the Chief Clerk were made
under Rule 14:
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Clifford C. Beasley. My oc-
cupation is Managing Director Florida Institute of Account-
ants and that I am employed by Florida Institute of Account-
ants whose address is Gainesville, Florida, and for the follow-
ing period permanently.
CLIFFORD C. BEASLEY
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.

I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Ernest R. Gibson. My occu-
pation is Public Relations Supervisor and that I am employed
by Florida Medical Association whose address is 405 Florida
Theater Bldg., Jacksonville, Florida, and for the following
period permanently.
ERNEST R. GIBSON
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Ted D. Bayley. My occupa-
tion is Executive Vice-President Associated Industries of Flor-
ida, Inc., and that I am employed by Associated Industries of
Florida, Inc., whose address is 725 Graham Bldg., Jacksonville,
Florida, and for the following period permanently.
TED D. BAYLEY
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.



April 7, 1949



E OF REPRESENTATIVES 47

I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Mrs. Marie M. Bennett. My
occupation is Executive Secretary and that I am employed by
Florida Lumber and Millwork Assn. whose address is 310
Chamber of Commerce Bldg., Orlando, Florida, and for the
following period annually.
MARIE M. BENNETT
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is E. T. Lay. My occupation is
Executive Secretary and that I am employed by Florida Dairy
Industry Assn. whose address is 39 West Monroe St., Jackson-
ville, Florida, and for the following period annually.
E. T. LAY
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is C. Rogers Wells. My occu-
pation is Attorney-at-Law and that I am employed by United
Growers and Shippers Association whose address is 14 E.
Church Street, Orlando, Florida, and for the following period
annually.
C. ROGERS WELLS
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is P. Guy Crews. My occupa-
tion is Attorney-at-Law and that I am employed as Attorney,
associated with E. P. Owen, Jr., representative of Miami Tran-
sit Company, (or appear in the interest of) said Miami Tran-
sit Company, whose address is Miami, Florida, and for the
following period for 1949 Legislative Session.
P. GUY CREWS
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.












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I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is P. Guy Crews. My occupa-
tion is Attorney-at-Law and that I am employed as Attorney,
associated with E. P. Owen, Jr., Executive Secretary, Florida
Municipal Utilities Association, (or appear in the interest of)
said Association whose address is Cities of Florida owning and
operating their utilities, and for the following period 1949 Leg-
islative Session.
P. GUY CREWS
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is P. Guy Crews. My occupa-
tion is Attorney-at-Law and that I am employed as Attorney,
associated with E. P. Owen, Jr., Municipal Consultant, City of
Jacksonville, Florida, (or appear in the interest of) said City
of Jacksonville whose address is Jacksonville, Florida, and for
the following period 1949 Session of Legislature.
P. GUY CREWS
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is P. Guy Crews. My occupa-
tion is Attorney-at-Law and that I am employed as Attorney,
associated with E. P. Owen, Jr., Municipal Consultant, City of
Miami Beach (or appear in the interest of) said City of Mi-
ami Beach whose address is Miami Beach, Florida, and for
the following period 1949 Session of Legislature.
P. GUY CREWS
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is E. P. Owen, Jr. My occupa-
tion is representative of Miami Transit Company, and that
I am employed by said Miami Transit Company, (or appear in
the interest of) said Miami Transit Company, whose address
is Miami, Florida, and for the following period for 1949 Legis-
lative Session.
E. P. OWEN, JR.
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C; GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.



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I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is E. P. Owen, Jr. My occupa-
tion is Legislative Secretary, Florida Municipal Utilities Asso-
ciation, and that I am employed by said Association, (or ap-
pear in the interest of) said Association, whose address is
Cities in Florida owning and operating municipal utiliites,
and for the following period 1949 Legislative Session.
E. P. OWEN, JR.
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is E. P. Owen, Jr. My occupa-
tion is Municipal Consultant, City of Jacksonville, and that I
am employed by said City of Jacksonville, (or appear in the
interest of) said City of Jacksonville, whose address is Jack-
sonville, Florida, and for the following period on a yearly basis.
E. P. OWEN, JR.
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is E. P. Owen, Jr. My occupa-
tion is Municipal Consultant, City of Miami Beach, and that
I am employed by said City of Miami Beach, (or appear in the
interest of) said City of Miami Beach, whose address is Mi-
ami Beach, Florida, and for the following period on a yearly
basis.
E. P. OWEN, JR.
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Sam Bucklew. My occupa-
tion is Lawyer and that I am employed by Tampa Electric
Company whose address is Tampa, Florida, and for the fol-
lowing period 1949 Session of the Legislature.
SAM BUCKLEW
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.



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I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Lamar Sarra. My occupa-
tion is Attorney and that I am employed by Fla. State Thea-
tres, Inc., whose address is Fla. Theatre Building, Jacksonville,
Fla., and for the following period permanent employee.
LAMAR SARRA
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is John K. Tilton. My occupa-
tion is Attorney and that I am employed by Factory Mutuals,
Providence, R. I., Florida Assoc. Life Underwriters, Pensacola,
Fla., (or appear in the interest of) Insurance Legislation
and for the following period for the 1949 Legislature.
JOHN K. TILTON
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Goode Carr. My occupation
is Machinist and that I am employed by Jacksonville Terminal
Company whose address is 3855 Eloise St., Jacksonville, Flor-
ida, and for the following period 1949 Session of the Legis-
lature.
GOODE CARR
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.

I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Charles F. Blake. My occu-
pation is Attorney-at-Law (or appear in the interest of) Flor-
ida R.E.A. Cooperatives Association whose address is c/o Rich-
ard Archbold, Lake Placid, Florida, and for the following
period during Legislative Session 1949.
CHARLES F. BLAKE
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,

Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.



I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Charles F. Blake. My oc-
cupation is Attorney-at-Law and that I am employed by
Tampa Utility Board whose address is P.O. Box 1395, Tampa
1, Florida, and for the following period on annual basis.
CHARLES F. BLAKE
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is T. T. Hatton. My occupa-
tion is Executive Vice-President and that I am employed by
Florida Association of Realtors (or appear in the interest of)
Florida Association of Realtors whose address is 108 West
Ivanhoe Boulevard South, Orlando, Florida, and for the fol-
lowing period April 1, 1949 to July 1, 1949.
T. T. HATTON
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is J. M. Butler. My occupation
is Pubic Relations and that I am employed by Eli Witt Cigar
Company whose address is Tampa, Florida, and for the fol-
lowing period 1949 Session of the Legislature and permanent
for twenty years.
J. M. BUTLER
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is E. L. Cole. My occupation
is Secretary-Treasurer of the Florida League of Municipalities
and that I am employed by Florida League of Municipalities
(or appear in the interest of) Same, whose address is Rooms
11 and 12, Centennial Bldg., Tallahassee, Fla., and for the
following period duration of session.
E. L. COLE
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.



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I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Frank D. McDevitt. My oc-
cupation is Attorney and that I am employed by City of St.
Petersburg (or appear in the interest of) Fla. League of Muni
cipalities whose address is St. Petersburg, Fla., and for the fol-
lowing period annually.
FRANK D. McDEVITT
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Lewis T. Wray. My occupa-
tion is Lawyer and that I am employed by Florida League of
Municipalities whose address is Rutland Bldg., St. Petersburg,
Florida, and for the following period 1949 Session of the Leg-
islature.
LEWIS T. WRAY
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Ralph J. Blank. My occu-
pation is Manager Palm Beach County Resources Development
Board and that I am employed by Palm Beach County Re-
sources Development Board whose address is Box 107, West
Palm Beach, Florida, and for the following period 1949 Session.
RALPH J. BLANK

Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,

Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.

I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Benmont Tench, Jr. My
occupation is Attorney-at-Law and that I am employed by
Florida Association of Architects, President's address is 605
Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida, and for the following
period 1949 Session of Legislature.
BENMONT TENCH, JR.
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.



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I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.

I do solemnly swear my name is W. J. Steed. My occupation
is Attorney-at-Law and that I am employed by Florida Auto-
mobile Dealers Association whose address is Orlando, Flor-
ida, and for the following period permanently.

W. J. STEED

Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.

I do solemnly swear my name is Grady L. Crawford. My oc-
cupation is Attorney-at-Law and that I am employed by
Hileah Race Course, Inc., whose address is Hileah Park, Flor-
ida, and for the following period 1949.
GRADY L. CRAWFORD
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,

Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Leon St. John. My occupa-
tion is Optician and that I am employed by Fla. Assn. of
Dispensing Opticians whose address is Tampa, Florida, and
for the following period during the 1949 Session of Legislature.
LEON ST. JOHN
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Ernest R. Gibson. My oc-
cupation is Public. Relations Supervisor (or appear in the
interest of) Florida Medical Service Corporation whose address
is Seminole Bldg., Jacksonville, Florida, and for the follow-
ing period 1949 Session of Legislature.
ERNEST R. GIBSON
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.















I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Ernest R. Gibson. My occu-
pation is Public Relations Supervisor and appear in the interest
of Florida Hospital Association whose address is Seminole
Bldg., Jacksonville, Florida, and for the following period 1949
Session of Legislature.
ERNEST R. GIBSON
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Ernest R. Gibson. My occu-



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pation is Public Relations Supervisor and appear in the in-
terest of Florida Hospital Service Corporation whose address is
Seminole Bldg., Jacksonville, Florida, and for the following
period 1949 Session of Legislature.
ERNEST R. GIBSON
Signature of person making oath
State of Florida,
County of Leon,
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and the House
now adjourn.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Thereupon, at the hour of 11:04 A. M. the House stood ad-
journed until 10:00 A. M. tomorrow morning.



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FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 1949



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



The roll was taken and
corded present:
Mr. Speaker Dayton
Allen Dekle
Andrews Dowda
Bedenbaugh Dunn
Black Elliott
Bollinger Frank
Botts Fuqua
Branch Griggs
Bridges Haley
Bronson Heath
Bryant Henderson
Burnsed Hendry
Burton Hethcox
Burwell Hough
Carlton Hudson
Carraway Johnson
Clement Lancaster, D
Cobb Lancaster, H
Cook Lantaff
Copeland Luckie
Courtney MacWilliam
David Mathis



the following members were re-



McAlpin Saunders, S. D.
McClure Scarborough
McKendree Schuh
Melvin Sellar
Merchant Shepperd
Merritt Simpson
Monahan Slaughter
Moody Smith, L. W.
Morgan Smith, M. B.
Nesmith Smith, W. A.
Odham Stewart
Okell Stockdale
Papy Strayhorn
Parker Summers
Patton Surles
Pearce Sweeny
Peeples Tapper
Phillips Thornal
Pooser Usina
Roberts Whitlock
Rood Williams
Saunders, D. H. Wotitzky
Yeomans



A quorum present.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend J. L. Hun-
ter, Chaplain:
Thou Eternal God, may our hearts adore Thee. May our
minds be as fertile as the soil of Thy footstool. May we wor-
ship Thee humbly and sincerely.
Grant that we will have no other gods before Thee.
Help us to banish all dross and the refuse of the material,
that our souls may find the fullness of life in finding Thee,
O Lord.
Oh, Thou the Helper of those who call on Thy Name, assist
us in the tasks and duty of this day. We all need Thee, for
"without Thee we can do nothing."
Unless the Lord build the house, we labor in vain.
May we be actuated by no hypersense of personal feeling,
but grant that we may feel only the impulse of the Divine
Mind.
Hear our prayers, O Lord, for Jesus' Sake-Amen.
The Journal for Tuesday, April 5, was ordered further cor-
rected as follows:
On Page 3, Column 1, strike out Line 33.
On Page 3, Column 1, after the roll call on the election for
Speaker, insert the following:
"Ayes-92."
The Journal for Tuesday, April 5, was ordered corrected and
as corrected was approved.
The Journal for Wednesday, April 6, was ordered corrected
as follows:
On Page 15, Column 1, after the Roll Call on House Bill
No. 4, insert the following:
"Ayes-90.
Copeland
Nays--."



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On Page 15, Column 2, after the Roll Call on House Bill
No. 5, insert the following:
"Ayes-91.
Nays-none."
On Page 16, Column 1, Line 10, counting from the top of
the page, strike out the figures "1942.45" and insert "192.45."
The Journal for Wednesday, April 6, was ordered corrected
and as corrected was approved.
The Journal for Thursday, April 7, was ordered corrected
as follows:
On Page 23, Column 2, Line 24, counting from the bottom
of the page, after the word "Pinellas" insert a comma and
add: "Melvin of Santa Rosa."
The Journal for Thursday, April 7, was ordered corrected
and as corrected was approved.
The Speaker announced that Mr. Rood of Manatee has re-
signed from the Committee on Game and Fresh Water Fish
and from the Committee on Drainage and Water Control.
The Speaker announced that Mr. Beasley wishes to be ex-
cused from attendance upon the Session of the House today.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
The Speaker announced that Mr. Keith wishes to be excused
from attendance upon the Session of the House today.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. Shepperd requested that House Bill No. 28, which had
been referred to the Committee on Governmental Reorganiza-
tion yesterday, be also referred to the Committee on Appro-
priations.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT RESOLU-
TIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT RESOLU-
TIONS AND MEMORIALS
By Mr. Bryant of Marion-
H. B. No. 37-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
167.09 of the Florida Statutes, 1941, of the State of Florida
relating to the laying off, improving, altering, discontinuing,
diverting or abandoning parks, public squares, streets, avenues,
lanes, highways and canals.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Messrs. Bryant and Frank of Marion, and Lantaff of
Dade.
H. B. No. 38-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to ac-
knowledgement and oaths taken in the State; providing for
the levying, imposing and collecting of an excise tax to raise
revenue for the support of the State Government.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Patton of Franklin-
H. B. No. 39-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to and
regulating the taking of oysters, by making it unlawful to take
oysters during the closed season, from the public state owned
oyster grounds, private, leased or granted oyster grounds or
artificial beds of oysters of riparian owners, same being all
oyster grounds, beds, or reefs of the State of Florida; to pre-
scribe the size of oysters to be taken at any time, and to reg-













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ulate the unloading, disposition and sale of oysters; providing
for leasing of lands on recommendation of director of oyster
culture; providing that title to oyster shells remain in State;
providing for penalties for violations, making provisions for the
enforcement hereof and repealing conflicting laws.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Salt Water Fisheries.
By Messrs. Moody, McMullen, and Branch of Hillsborough,
Sellar of Lake, Saunders of St. Lucie and Papy of Monroe-
H. B. No. 40-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to refund
of tax paid on motor fuels by counties, cities, for agricultural
purposes, and in motor boats.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Mr. Wise entered the Chamber at this time and asked to be
recorded present.
By Mr. Peeples of Glades-
H. B. No. 41-A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of
Walter Greer for personal injuries received while employed as
a truck driver by the State Road Department of the State of
Florida and providing for the payment by the State Road De-
partment of compensation for such personal injuries to Wal-
ter Greer.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Claims and State Pensions, and Appropria-
tions.
By Mr. Cook of Flagler-
H. B. No. 42-A bill to be entitled An Act to designate that
part of State Road 11 between Bunnell and Flagler Beach,
Florida, in Flagler County as Moody Boulevard in memory of
Honorable I. T. Moody, deceased.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads.
By Mr. Saunders, of St. Lucie-
H. B. No. 43-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections
106 and 107 of House Bill No. 965, which became effective
without the approval of the Governor on June 16, 1947, en
titled An Act to abolish the present municipal government of
the City of Port Pierce, in the County of Saint Lucle, Florida,
and to establish, organize and constitute a municipality to be
known as City of Fort Pierce, and to define its territorial
boundaries, and to provide for its jurisdiction, powers and
privileges.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 43.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Arti-
cle III of the Constitution, has been established in this Legis-
lature.

And the above bill was read the first time by title and or-
dered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Saunders, of St. Lucie-
H. B. No. 44-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
132 of House Bill No. 965 which became effective without the
approval of the Governor on June 16, 1947, entitled An Act
to abolish the present municipal government of the City of
Fort Pierce, in the County of Saint Lucie, Florida, and to es-
tablish, organize and constitute a municipality to be known
as City of Fort Pierce, and to define its territorial boundaries,
and to provide for its jurisdiction, powers and privileges, passed
at the regular session of the Legislature, A. D. 1947.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 44.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
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And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Saunders, of St. Lucie-
H. B. No. 45-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
8 (a) and Section 13 (a) of Chapter 23296, Special Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1945, relating to who shall be members of
the Civil Service of the City of Fort Pierce, and providing
for the procedure for discharge or suspension of employees
who are members of Civil Service and suspension of pay of
employees upon charges being preferred.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 45.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Saunders, of St. Lucie-
H. B. No. 46-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
cancellation of all Delinquent State, County and North Saint
Lucie River Drainage District Taxes against all lands situ-
ated within the Boundaries of the City of Fort Pierce, Florida,
and owned by the City of Fort Pierce, Florida, on the date
this Act becomes effective.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By the Committee on Rules and Calendar-
H. R. No. 47-A RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE REF-
ERENCE OF BILLS TO THE APPROPRIATIONS COMMIT-
TEE
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. That all Bills fixing salaries, compensation or
allowances of state employees, whether same contains an ap-
propriation or not, shall be referred by the Speaker to the
Appropriations Committee and such other suitable committee
as the Speaker determines.
Section 2. This resolution shall have the force and effect
of a Rule of the House.
Which was read the first time by title.
Mr. Clement moved that the House now consider House
Resolution No. 47.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 47
was taken up.
Mr. Clement moved that House Resolution No. 47 be now
read in full.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 47
was read in full.
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 47
was adopted.
By Messrs. Surles and Smith of Polk and Moody of Hills-
borough-
H. B. No. 48-A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the
use of state, county and municipally owned automobiles,
trucks, machinery, and other equipment or supplies: to pre-
vent the use of such automobiles, trucks, machinery, and
other equipment or supplies for private purposes and prescrib-
ing the penalties for such unauthorized use.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Local Government.
By. Messrs. Surles and Smith of Polk-
H. B. No. 49-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tions 12 and 161 of Chapter 10754, Laws of Florida 1925, and















Section 161 thereof as amended by Chapter 19929, Laws of
Florida 1939, entitled "An Act to abolish the present munici-
pality of the City of Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, and to
establish, organize and constitute a municipality to be known
and designated as the City of Lakeland, Polk County, Florida,
and to define its territorial boundaries and to provide for its
jurisdiction, powers and privileges and to authorize the said
City of Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, to enforce ordinances
of said city." Said amendments providing that the city com-
mission of the City of Lakeland shall consist of seven
electors, and providing for their qualifications, election and
terms of office and providing for a referendum.
The bill was read the first time by title.
Mr. Surles asked unanimous consent to now take up and
consider House Bill No. 49.
Without objection, House Bill No. 49 was taken up.
Mr. Surles moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 49 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 49 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Surles moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 49 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 49 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:
Mr. Speaker Dayton
Allen Dekle
Andrews Dowda
Bedenbaugh Dunn
Black Elliott
Bollinger Frank
Botts Fuqua
Branch Haley
Bridges Heath
Bryant Henderson
Burnsed Hethcox
Burwell Hough
Carlton Hudson
Carraway Lancaster, D.
Clement Lancaster, H.
Cobb Lantaff
Cook Luckie
Copeland MacWilliam
Courtney Mathis
David McAlpin
Ayes-78.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed and was



on the passage of the bill, the



McClure
Melvin
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Okell
Papy
Parker
Patton
Pearce
Phillips
Pooser



Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Slaughter
Smith, L. W.
Smith, W. A.
Stockdale
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Thornal
Usina
Whitlock
Williams
Wise



Rood Wotitzky
Saunders, S. D. Yeomans
Scarborough
Schuh



ordered certified to the Senate.



By Mr. Bollinger of Palm Beach-
H. B. No. 50-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
Board of Trustees of the Town of Palm Beach Employees Re-
tirement System to invest funds belonging to said retirement
system in tax sales certificates of the Town of Palm Beach,
Florida, and the County of Palm Beach, Florida, and in first
mortgage loans on improved property within the Town of
Palm Beach, Florida; limiting the amount of such invest-
ments, and providing for restrictions and regulations in mak-
ing mortgage loans and in purchasing tax certificates;
repealing all laws in conflict herewith, and providing when
this law shall become effective.

Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 50.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.



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By Messrs. Clement, McClure and Schuh of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 51-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 102.33, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the method
and time of qualifying by candidates for nomination for
county offices.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By the Committee on Judiciary (Civil)--
H. B. No. 52-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to public
printing and stationery, Florida Statutes, 1941, (1947 Cumula-
tive Supplement) amending Sections 283.12, 283.15, 283.17,
283.18, 283.19, 283.20, 283.22, 283.23 and 283.24; repealing
Section 283.16; and transferring Subsection (4), Subpara-
graphs (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), (G), of Section 16.50
and renumbering it Section 283.25.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By Messrs. Schuh, McClure and Clement of Pinellas and
Branch of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 53-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring testa-
mentary trustees to establish their qualifications, give bond,
and file accounts in a supervisory proceeding in the Circuit
Court, prescribing the parties to said p-oceeding, the practice
and procedure applicable thereto, ana the declaratory and
other relief obtainable therein.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Andrews, of Orange-
H. B. No. 54-A bill to be entitled An Act cancelling and
annulling all reverter or forfeiture provisions or clauses in
deeds conveying real estate or any interest therein in the
State of Florida which have been in force and effect for more
than twenty-one years; fixing a limitation on the duration of
such reverter or forfeiture provisions and reversionary clauses
in existing conveyances and future conveyances of real estate
or any interest therein in the State of Florida; providing that
any holder of a possible right of reverter shall have one year
within which to enforce such right; and exempting from the
operation of this Act any conveyance to a governmental, edu-
cational, literary, scientific, religious or charitable corporation
or association.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Luckie, of Duval-
H. B. No. 55-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
790.08, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to the possession, dis-
position and custody of weapons and arms.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs.
By the Committee on Judiciary (Civil)-
H. B. No. 56-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tions 16.19 to 16.24 and 16.27 to 16.29, all inclusive, Florida
Statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapters 22000, 22858 and
24337, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, 1945 and 1947, and
adopting and reenacting Volume I, Florida Statutes, 1941,
and the General Laws of the 1941, 1943, 1945 and 1947 Regu-
lar Sessions of the Legislature included therein, together with
corrections of errors and omissions therefrom of certain sec-
tions and provisions; and providing for the publication there-
of as "Florida Statutes, 1949."
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By the Committee on Judiciary (Civil)-
H. B. No. 57-A bill to be entitled An Act amending and
revising Sections 16.43, 16.44, 16.45, 16.46, 16.47, 16.49, 16.50
and 16.51, Florida Statutes, 1941, (1947 cumulative supple-
ment and repealing Sections 16.11, 16.12, 16.13, 16.14, 16.15,
16.16, 16.17, 16.18, 16.20-1, 16.23-1, 16.25, 16.30, 16,31, 16.32,



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16.33, 16.34, 16.35, 16.36, 16.37, 16.38, 16.39, 16.40, 16.41 and
16.42, Florida Statutes, 1941, all of said statutes relating to
statutes, statutory revision and statutory revision department
of this State: and defining the powers, authority and duties
of said department.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By Messrs. Pooser and Smith of Jackson-
H. B. No. 58-A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting any
conveyance, lease or mortgage of lands, or agreement to con-
vey, lease or mortgage lands except by reference to Government
or State survey or by map or plat theretofore approved and re-
corded according to law or by metes and bounds, and making
void any such conveyances, mortgages, leases or agreements
violating this statute.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Messrs. Dowda of Putnam, Cook of Flagler, Usina and
Shepperd of St. Johns-
H. B. No. 59-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
compensation of the Clerk of the Circuit Court for services
performed in actions, suits or proceedings before the Court in
each Circuit of the State of Florida, composed of four Coun-
ties and having no Court of Record with jurisdiction concur-
rent with the Circuit Court in any County of such Circuit;
providing that Chapter 22649, Laws of Florida 1945, is not
repealed; and providing the effective date hereof.
The bill was read the first time by title.
Mr. Dowda asked unanimous consent to now take up and
consider House Bill No. 59.
Without objection, House Bill No. 59 was taken up.
Mr. Dowda moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 59 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 59 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Dowda moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 59 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 59 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill, the re-
sult was:



Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Bedenbaugh
Black
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bryant
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
David
Dayton
Ayes-80.
Nays-None.



Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin



McClure Schuh
Melvin Sellar
Merchant Shepperd
Merritt Simpson
Monahan Slaughter
Moody Smith, W. A.
Morgan Stewart
Nesmith Stockdale
Odham Strayhorn
Okell Summers !
Papy Surles
Parker Sweeny
Patton Tapper
Pearce Thornal
Peeples Usina
Phillips Whitlock
Pooser Williams
Rood Wise
Saunders, S. D. Wotitzky
Scarborough Yeomans



So the bill passed and was ordered certified to the Senate.
By Messrs. Pooser and Smith of Jackson-
H. B. No. 60-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring the pay-
ment of delinquent State and County taxes when conveying



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the title to lands, admitting to record deeds of conveyance
only upon certification of such payment, and providing for
collection of fees by Clerk for searching and certifying.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Pooser and Smith of Jackson-
H. B. No. 61-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
taxation of mineral right and royalty interests when sepa-
rated by conveyance or reservation from the title to the sur-
face of any land in the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Andrews of Orange-
H. B. No. 62-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
701.04, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to cancellation of mort-
gages, liens and judgments.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Hough of Lee-
H. B. No. 63-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
631.13, Florida Statutes, 1941, related to oath required on be-
half of fire insurers as a prerequisite to renewal of such in-
surers' annual license to transact business in this State, by
making the provisions of such section applicable also to cas-
ualty and surety insurers, and fixing the effective date of
this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Hough of Lee-
H. B. No. 64-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
3 of Chapter 24302, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947 (same being
Section 526.14, Volume 1, 1947 cumulative supplement, Florida
Statutes, 1941), related to indemnity insurance or bonds
required as prerequisite to issuance of licenses under Chapter
24302 to dealers in liquefied petroleum gas, manufacturers
of appliances and equipment for use of such gas, and persons
installing such appliances on the premises of the ultimate
consumer of such gas; and fixing the effective date of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Hough of Lee-
H. B. No. 65-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
629.01, Florida Statutes, 1941, related to definitions used in
Chapter 629, Florida Statutes, 1941, which chapter provides
for the regulation of rates for fire and other insurance, by
adding to subsection 6 of said Chapter 629.01 a provision
that "insurer," as now defined therein shall also include attor-
neys doing business under the provisions of Chapter 628,
Florida Statutes, 1941: and fixing the effective date of this
act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Hough of Lee-
H. B. No. 66-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend"Section
284.07, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended, relating to the
employment of competent persons for the State Fire Insur-.
ance Fund Department and fixing the salaries of such persons
and providing other necessary expenses incident to the admin-
istration of said fund; and fixing the effective date of this
act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Tapper of Gulf; Fuqua and Rood of Manatee;
Simpson of Jefferson; Johnson of Gadsden; Courtney and
Mathis of Bay; MacWilliam of Indian River; Patton of
Franklin; Clement and Schuh of Pinellas; Bridges of Cal-
houn; Hudson of Washington; Saunders of St. Lucie; Sellar
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Lantaff of Dade; Papy of Monroe; Collins of Sarasota;
Wotitzky of Charlotte; Bollinger and Elliott of Palm Beach;
Wise of Okaloosa; Heath of Holmes; McKendree of Nassau;
Peeples of Glades; Hendry of Okeechobee; Cook of Flagler;
Burton and Griggs of Brevard.
H. B. No. 67-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
26.51, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapter 22546,
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1945, fixing the salaries of the Cir-
cuit Judges to be paid by the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Appropriations, and Judiciary (Civil).
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS FOR SECOND
READING
H. B. No. 8-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
54.11, Florida Statutes of 1941 relating to the number of
peremptory challenges of jurors in civil causes.
was taken up.
Mr. Luckie moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 8 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 8 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Luckie moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 8 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.



The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds
Bill No. 8 was read a third time in full.



When the v
result was:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bryant
Burnsed
Burwell
Carraway
Cobb
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
David
Dayton
Dekle
Ayes-76.
Nays-None.



vote and House



ote was taken on the passage of the bill, the



Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin



McClure Schuh
Melvin Sellar
Merchant Shepperd
Merritt Simpson
Monahan Slaughter
Moody Smith, L. W.
Morgan Smith, W. A.
Odham Stewart
Okell Stockdale
Papy Strayhorn
Parker Summers
Patton Surles
Pearce Sweeny
Peeples Thornal
Phillips Usina
Pooser Whitlock
Rood Williams
Saunders, S. D. Wise
Scarborough Wotitzky



So the bill passed and was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Luckie moved that the provisions of Section 8 of Rule 6
be waived so that the House could immediately consider
House Bill No. 7 without reference to the Committee on Ap-
propriations.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
H. B. No. 7-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
40.24, Florida Statute, 1941, relating to the compensation of
jurors in this State and increasing the same in certain courts.
was taken up.
Mr. Luckie moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 7 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 7 was read a
second time by title.
Amendment No. 1-
The Committee on Judiciary (Civil) offered the following
amendment to House Bill No. 7:
In Section 1, paragraph 1, line 7, of the section, strike out



April 8, 1949



the words: "six dollars" and insert the following in lieu
thereof: "five dollars".
Mr. Luckie moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Amendment No. 2-
The Committee on Judiciary (Civil) offered the following
amendment to House Bill No. 7:
In Section 1, paragraph (2), line 5, of the section, strike out
the words: "six dollars" and insert the following in lieu
thereof: "five dollars".
Mr. Luckie moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Amendment No. 3-
The Committee on Judiciary (Civil) offered the following
amendment to House Bill No. 7:
In Section 1, paragraph (3), line 3, of the section, strike out
the words: "one dollar" and insert the following in lieu
thereof: "three dollars".
Mr. Luckie moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Luckie moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 7, as amended, be read a third time in full
and placed upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 7, as amended, was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bryant
Burnsed
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Copeland
Courtney
David
Dayton
Dekle



vote was taken

Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin



on the passage of the bill, the

McClure Sellar
Melvin Shepperd
Merritt Simpson
Monahan Slaughter
Moody Smith, L. W.
Morgan Smith, W. A.
Nesmith Stockdale
Odham Strayhorn
Okell Summers
Papy Surles
Parker Sweeny
Patton Thornal
Pearce Usina
Phillips Whitlock
Pooser Williams
Rood Wise
Saunders, S. D. Wotitzky
Scarborough Yeomans
Schuh



Ayes-75.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed as amended, and was referred to the Chief
Clerk for engrossment.
H. B. No. 20-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
47.26, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to the service of process
upon state prisoners.
was taken up.
Mr. Luckie moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 20 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 20 was read a second time by title.
The Committee on Judiciary (Civil) offered the following
amendment to House Bill No. 20:
In Section 1, line 6, of the section immediately after the
word "shall", strike out the words "also be served", and insert
the following: "be served, by registered mail".
Mr. Luckie moved the adoption of the amendment.















The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Luckie moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 20, as amended, be read a third time in full
and placed upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 20, as amended, was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:
Mr. Speaker Dekle
Allen Dowda
Andrews Dunn
Black Elliott
Bollinger Frank
Botts Fuqua
Branch Haley
Bridges Heath
Bryant Henderson
Burnsed Hethcox
Burwell Hough
Carlton Hudson
Carraway Johnson
Clement Lancaster, D.
Cobb Lancaster, H.
Copeland Lantaff
Courtney Luckie
David MacWilliam
Dayton Mathis
Ayes-76.
Nays-None.



on the passage of the bill, the

McAlpin Schuh
McClure Sellar
McKendree Shepperd
Melvin Simpson
Merritt Slaughter
Monahan Smith, L. W.
Moody Smith, W. A.
Morgan Stockdale
Odham Strayhorn
Okell Summers
Papy Surles
Parker Sweeny
Patton Thornal
Pearce Usina
Phillips Whitlock
Pooser Williams
Rood Wise
Saunders, S. D. Wotitzky
Scarborough Yeomans



So the bill passed as amended and was referred to the Chief
Clerk for engrossment.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and the House
do now revert to the order of Introduction of House bills,
joint resolutions, House resolutions, concurrent resolutions
and memorials.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT RESOLU-
TIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT
RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
By Messrs. Smith and Pooser of Jackson-
H. B. No. 68-A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of
Mack Simmons and making an appropriation to compensate
him for the losses sustained as a result of the actions, of
escaped inmates of the Florida Industrial School for Boys.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Claims and State Pensions, and Appropria-
tions.
By the Committee on Governmental Reorganization-
H. B. No. 69-A bill to be entitled An Act exempting hotels,
apartment houses. rooming houses and restaurants from the
provisions of Chapter 24096, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947, re-
lating to design, installation, alteration, maintenance and in-
spection of elevators; and repealing all laws in conflict here-
with.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By the Committee on Governmental Reorganization-
H. B. No. 70-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
509.03, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to duties of the Hotel
Commission; charging Hotel Commission with sole responsibil-
ity in certain inspection activities; and repealing all laws in
conflict herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Wotitzky of Charlotte-
H. B. No. 71-A bill to be entitled An Act creating a board



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to be known as the State Board of Dispensing Opticians; pro-
viding a method for the appointment of the members of said
board; defining the trade or occupation of dispensing optici-
ans; providing for the examination and regulation of dispens-
ing opticians and placing all dispensing opticians under the
jurisdiction of the State Board of Dispensing Opticians; pro-
viding for license tax on persons, partnerships or corporations
engaging in such trade or occupation; prohibiting the sale of
eye-glasses, spectacles, artificial eyes, lenses, contact lenses
and optical devices, except as provided for by this Act; provid-
ing for the licensing of dispensing opticians having a license
to practice at the same time this Act becomes a law; providing
the manner of enforcing the provisions of this Act; fixing the
penalties for the violation of the terms and provisions thereof;
defining the jurisdiction of said Board of Dispensing Optici-
ans; repealing Chapter 21769, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943,
and all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith and provid-
ing for the effective date of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Public Health and Appropriations.
Mr. Lantaff moved that House Bill No. 71 be also referred
to the Committee on Governmental Reorganization.
The motion was agreed to. and it was so ordered.
By Messrs. Smith and Pooser of Jackson-
H. B. No. 72-A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of
Nina Skinner and making an appropriation to compensate
her for the losses sustained as a result of the actions of
escaped inmates of the Florida Industrial School for Boys.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Claims and State Pensions, and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Andrews and Thornal of Orange, Collins and
Haley of Sarasota, Simpson of Jefferson, Whitlock and
Black of Alachua, Smith of Seminole, Merchant of Madison,
Mathis and Courtney of Bay, Botts of Escambia, Bedenbaugh
of Columbia, Saunders of St. Lucie, Carraway of Leon, Melvin
of Santa Rosa, Johnson of Gadsden, Okell of Dade, Pearce
of Highlands, Hough of Lee, Lancaster of Lafayette, Sweeny
of Volusia, Hudson of Washington, Bridges of Calhoun, Wise
of Okaloosa, Nesmith of Wakulla, Branch and Moody of Hills-
borough, Beasley of Walton, MacWilliam of Indian River,
Prank of Marion, Lancaster of Gilchrist, Murray of Polk,
Hethcox and Sellar of Lake, McAlpin of Hamilton, Williams
of Hardee, Smith of Jackson, Fuqua of Manatee, Schuh of
Pinellas, Dunn of Dixie.
H. B. No. 73-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
refund of tax paid on motor fuels when used solely for
agricultural purposes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
The following registrations with the Chief Clerk were made
under Rule 14:
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is John J. Nietmann, Jr., my
occupation is Employee -Life Insurance Association of
America, and that I am employed by Life Insurance Associa-
tion of America, whose address is 165 Broadway, New York
City, and for the following period not retained specially-
regular employee.
JOHN J. NIETMANN, JR.
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.



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I do solemnly swear my name is Henry R. Glenn, my occu-
pation is Employee-Life Insurance Ass'n of America and
that I am employed by Life Insurance Ass'n of America,
whose address is 165 Broadway, New York, N. Y., and for the
following period not retained specially-Regular Employee.
HENRY R. GLENN
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Robert M. Barton, my occu-
pation is Attorney-at-Law (Barton and Saltsman-St. Peters-
burg, Fla., and that I am employed by William Ellis Gil-
mour and Associates-305 Empire Bldg., St. Petersburg, Fla.,
and Florida Junior Chamber of Commerce Public Health
Committee, whose address is 305 Empire Building, St. Peters-
burg, Florida, and for the following period annually including
1949 Legislative Session.
ROBERT M. BARTON
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is E. H. Ramsey, my occupa-
tion is Executive secretary and that I am employed by Flor-
ida Tax Revision League, Inc., whose address is Barnett Bank
Bldg., Jacksonville, Fla., and for the following period perma-
nent employment.
E. H. RAMSEY
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Robert M. Ervin, my occu-
pation is Attorney-at-Law, and that I am employed by Fog,
Inc., whose address is Tallahassee, Florida, and for the fol-
lowing period permanently representation.
ROBERT M. ERVIN
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Robert M. Ervin, my occu-
pation is Attorney-at-Law, and that I am employed by
Florida State Firemen's Assoc., whose address is Tampa, Fla.,
and for the following period permanent representation.
ROBERT M. ERVIN
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.



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I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is C. A. Korbly, my occupa-
tion is Salesman and that I am employed by American Build-
ing and Loan Co., whose address is Orlando, Fla., and for the
following period 1949 Legislature.
C. A. KORBLY
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is William F. Jacobs, my occu-
pation is Forester, and that I am employed by Florida Forest
and Park Association, whose address is 116 W. Pensacola St.,
Tallahassee, Florida, and for the following period Permanent.



State of Florida,
County of Leon.



WILLIAM F. JACOBS



Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Ben C. Willis, my occupa-
tion is Attorney-at-Law, and that I am employed by Florida
Medical Service Corp., Florida Hospital Association, Florida
Hospital Service Corp., and Florida Medical Association, whose
address is Seminole Building, Jacksonville, Florida, and for
the following period 1949 Session of the Legislature.

BEN C. WILLIS
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER

Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Thomas J. Roebuck, my
occupation is Representative, and that I am employed by
Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Co., whose address is
Jacksonville, Florida, and for the following period Present
Session.
THOMAS J. ROEBUCK
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission: expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Frank D. Howard, my
occupation is Chairman, Florida Legislative Board Brother-
hood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, and that I am
employed by Said Board, whose address is Room 427, Chero-



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kee Hotel, Tallahassee, Fla., and for the following period
until Jan. 1, 1951.
FRANK D. HOWARD
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Halley B. (Hal) Lewis, my
occupation is Practice of Law, and that I am employed by
Florida Naturopathic Physicians Association, Inc., whose ad-
dress is Miami, Florida, and for the following period 1949
Session of the Florida Legislature.
HALLEY B. LEWIS
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.



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I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is A. C. (Pete) Eifler, my
occupation is Executive Secretary, and that I am employed
by Florida Association of Insurance Agents, whose address
is 605 Wallace S. Building, Tampa 2, Florida, and for the
following period annually.
A. C. EIFLER
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.

Mr. Collins entered the Chamber at this time and asked
to be recorded present.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and the
House adjourn to meet again at 12:00 o'clock noon, Monday.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 10:53 A.M. the House stood
adjourned until 12:00 o'clock noon, Monday.



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MONDAY, APRIL 11, 1949



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 12:00
o'clock noon.
The roll was "taken and the following members were
recorded present:



Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
David



Dayton
Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Griggs
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure



A quorum present.
Excused: Mr. Sapp.
The following prayer was
Hunter, Chaplain:



McKendree Sellar
McMullen Shepperd
Melvin Simpson
Merchant Slaughter
Merritt Smith, L. W.
Monahan Smith, M. B.
Moody Smith, W. A.
Morgan Stewart
Nesmith Stockdale
Odham Strayhorn
Okell Summers
Papy Surles
Parker Sweeny
Patton Tapper
Pearce Thornal
Peeples Usina
Phillips Whitlock
Pooser Williams
Roberts Wise
Rood Wotitzky
Saunders, D. H. Yeomans
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh



offered by the Reverend J. L.



Bless the Lord, O My Soul, and all that is within me, bless
His Holy Name. Bless the Lord, O My Soul, and forget not
all His benefits. Who forgiveth all thine iniquities, who
redeemeth thy life from destruction and crowneth thee with
loving kindness and tender mercies.
Help us, O Lord, to look unto Jesus, whose life is our
example, whose death is our redemption, and whose resur-
rection is our Eternal hope.
Seeing that the hour that is upon us calls for real men
of Christian character; seeing the beckoning hand of the
future calls for men who know what not to do, as well as men
who know what to do-let us acknowledge Thee in all our
ways and Thou shalt direct our paths.
For Christ's Sake-Amen.
The Journal for Friday, April 8, was ordered corrected as
follows:
On Page 52, Column 1, after Line 7, counting from the
bottom of the page, insert the following:
"The Journal for Tuesday, April 5, was corrected and as
corrected was approved."
On Page 52, Column 2, after Line 6, counting from the top
of the page, insert the following:
"The Journal for Wednesday, April 6, was corrected and
as corrected was approved."
The Journal for Friday, April 8, was corrected and as
corrected was approved.
The Speaker announced that Mr. Clement of Pinellas and
Mr. Mathis of Bay have been placed on the Committee on
Legislative Expense.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT RESOLU-



TIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT RESOLU-
TIONS AND MEMORIALS.
By Messrs. Branch and Moody of Hillsborough, Dayton of
Pasco, Hough and Strayhorn of Lee, Sellars of Lake, Slaughter
of Suwannee, Rood and Fuqua of Manatee, Okell and Lan-
taff of Dade, Bollinger of Palm Beach, and MacWilliam of
Indian River-
H. B. No. 74-A bill to be entitled An Act making the Royal
Palm, Roystonea Regia, the Official State Tree of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Criminal).
By Messrs. McClure and Clement of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 75-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
695.03, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to acknowledgment and
proof; validation of certain acknowledgments.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Messrs. McClure and Clement of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 76-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
39.17, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to power of attorneys-
at-Law to administer oaths and take acknowledgments.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
Mr. Hough entered the Chamber at this time and asked
to be recorded present.
By Messrs. McClure and Clement of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 77-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
90.01, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Section 1, Chap-
ter 23156, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1945, and Section 7, Chap-
ter 24337, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947, relating to oaths, af-
fidavits and acknowledgments; who may take or administer;
requirements.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Messrs. Collins of Sarasota, Bryant of Marion, Seller of
Lake, Rood of Manatee, Odham of Seminole, Cobb of Volusia,
Andrews and Thornal of Orange, Papy of Monroe, McMullen
of Hillsborough, Henderson of Leon, Carlton of Duval-
H. B. No. 78-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring operators
of motor vehicles involved in certain accidents defined herein
to respond in damages for injuries caused to persons or prop-
erty and requiring proof of financial responsibility of such
operators under certain circumstances; defining motor ve-
hicles, commissioner, operator, person, non-resident, license,
proof of financial responsibility, and motor vehicle liability
policy; prescribing the duties, power, and authority of the In-
surance Commissioner in the administration and enforcement
of this Act; prescribing the procedure of appeals from decision
of the Insurance Commissioner; providing for report of certain
accidents; providing for the suspension, revocation, and rein-
statement of licenses; providing for deposit of securities with
the State Treasurer and for the release of such securities; pro-
viding for reciprocal financial responsibility agreements with
other States; providing certain requirements of insurance car-
riers in connection with the provisions herein; providing for
other matters in connection with responsibility of operators of
motor vehicles; providing penalties for violations of sections
of this Act and repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict
herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
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By Committee on Governmental Reorganization-
H. B. No. 79-A bill to be entitled An Act repealing all con-
tinuing appropriations and all unobligated lump sum appro-
priations which extend beyond June 30, 1949, and making cer-
tain exceptions thereto, appropriating and transferring all
funds on hand in same to the General Revenue Fund.
The bill was read the first time by title and placed on the
Calendar without reference.
By Committee on Governmental Reorganization-
H. B. No. 80-A bill to be entitled An Act related to the
Hotel Commission; adding Section 509.011, Florida Statutes;
providing for changing the name of the State Hotel Commis-
sion to State Hotel and Restaurant Commission; preserving
and vesting in said Commission and its membership all the
appropriations, rights, powers, duties and responsibilities now
vested in the State Hotel Commission and State Hotel Com-
missioner; making all laws pertaining to the State Hotel Com-
mission and State Hotel Commissioner applicable to the State
Hotel and Restaurant Commission and the Commissioner
thereof; and repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Cook of Flagler-
H. B. No. 81-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
compensation of the county judge for services performed in
suits or proceedings and in criminal cases before the county
judge's court in Flagler County, Florida.
Proof of Publication of Notice attached to House Bill No. 81.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Phillips of Hernando-
H. B. No. 82-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 of Chapter 24080, Acts of 1947, being the
Florida Private Employment Agency Law, and thereby pro-
vide for increases in license fees; for the licensing of agency
employes giving the industrial commission power to revoke
licenses and assess penalties; requiring certain reports; re-
pealing all laws in conflict herewith and making the effective
date July 1, 1949.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Mr. Beasley moved that House Bill No. 82 be also referred
to the Committee on Public Welfare, Social Security and
Workmen's Compensation.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 82 was ordered
jointly referred to the Committees on Finance and Taxation,
and Public Welfare, Social Security and Workmen's Com-
pensation.
By Mr. Simpson of Jefferson-
H. B. No. 83-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter
381.04 and 381.09, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the ap-
pointment of the State Health Officer and providing further
for the qualifications of such State Health Officer and relating
to members of the Board of Health and compensation thereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 84-A bill to be entitled An Act to organize and
establish a County Court in and for the County of Hardee; to
prescribe the terms thereof, to prescribe its jurisdiction and
powers, to provide that the County Judge of Hardee County
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ney of said court, fixing the compensation of the Judge and
Prosecuting Attorney.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 84.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 85-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for a
pension system for certain officers and employees of the City
of Wauchula, Florida; creating a pension board of said city
providing pensions for certain retired and disabled officers
and employees of said city: creating a retirement fund and
making provisions for contributions into same by officers and
employees of said city participating in the benefits of said fund
and by the City of Wauchula and for payments to pensioners
from same; providing for the investment of funds held in
such retirement fund; providing that the provisions of this
act shall not apply to members of the city council; providing
for the administration of the provisions of this Act; and repeal-
ing all Acts or parts of Acts in conflict with the provisions of
this Act.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 85.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 86-A bill to be entitled An Act creating the
elective office of County Attorney in and for Hardee County,
Florida; fixing the term of said office and the method of
filling same; prescribing the duties of said County Attorney
and prescribing his salary.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 86.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 87-A bill to be entitled An Act creating the
elective office of County School Board Attorney in and for
Hardee County, Florida; fixing the term of said office and the
.method of filling same; prescribing the duties of said County
School Board Attorney and prescribing his salary.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 87.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Cook of Flagler-
H. B. No. 88-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chap-
ter 323, Florida Statutes, 1941 relating to the supervision and
regulation of Auto Transportation Companies by amending
Section 323.06 of said Chapter so as to permit Certain Auto
Transportation Companies to become self insurers under pres-
cribed conditions; and by amending Section 323.11 to fix
maximum length of single vehicles operated under permits or
certificates of public convenience and necessity issued here-
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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Utilities and Transportation.
By Mr. MacWilliam, of Indian River-
H. B. No. 89-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare,
designate and establish a certain State road in Indian River
County, Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads.
By Mr. Carlton, of Duval-
H. B. No. 90-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
conservation of artesian water adding Sections 373.28, 373,29,
373.30 and 373.31, to Florida Statutes, 1941; requiring permit
to drill artesian well; requiring capping or control of certain
existing or subsequently drilled wells; placing supervision of
Act under State Board of Conservation; exempting Munici-
palities from provisions of Act; and repealing all laws in
conflict herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Drainage and Water Control.
By Mr. Carlton, of Duval-
H. B. No. 91-A bill to be entitled An Act declaring the
organization of any chain letter club, pyramid club or other
group organized or brought together under any plan or device
whereby fees, dues or anything of material value to be paid.or
given by members are to be paid or given to any other mem-
ber, to be a lottery; providing that participation in any such
lottery shall be a felony, prescribing penalties and punish-
ments for participating in any such lottery; repealing laws
in conflict herewith, and providing for the effective date
of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary (Criminal).
By Mr. Morgan of Duval-
H. B. No. 92-A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit the
holding of fishing or game tournaments or contests for the
killing of game or the catching of fish for prizes or rewards.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary (Criminal).
Mr. Papy moved that House Bill No. 92 be also referred
to the Committee on Salt Water Fisheries.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 92 was
ordered jointly referred to the Committees on Judiciary
(Criminal), and Salt Water Fisheries.
By Messrs. Carlton and Luckie of Duval-
H. B. No. 93-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
creation of sanitary districts within the State of Florida, to
incorporate same, and to provide for the government thereof:
to provide for the construction, maintenance, operation, pur-
chase or condemnation of water supply, sewerage, and refuse
disposal systems: to provide for various methods of financing
of such construction, maintenance, operation and control: and
the operation, maintenance regulation and control of said
systems; and for other purposes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Health.

By the Committee on Legislative Expense-
H. R. No. 94-A Resolution relating to additional services
for House of Representatives employees and indexers.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE 1949 SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That there shall be allowed for additional service to be
paid to attaches of the House of Representatives of the 1949
Session of the Legislature of the State of Florida the sum of
amount necessary for such additional service and payment to
be for the benefit of those attaches certified to the Comp-



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troller by the Chairman of the expense committee in the
House of Representatives prior to the adjournment of the
Legislature, by name and amount, this resolution being in-
tended to embrace the additional time allowance for the in-
dexers of the House and Senate Journals upon certificates as
aforesaid.
Which was read the first time by title.
Mr. Carraway moved that the House now consider House
Resolution No. 94.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 94
was taken up.
Mr. Carraway moved that House Resolution No. 94 be now
read in full.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 94
was read in full.
Mr. Carraway moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 94
was adopted.
By Mr. Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 95-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
nomination and election of County Commissioners of Hardee
County, Florida; providing for the nomination by the quali-
fied electors within the several and respective County Com-
missioner Districts in said county; repealing Chapter 24548,
Laws of Florida, 1947, providing for the nomination and elec-
tion of such County Commissioners by the county at large.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 95.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
Mr. Phillips moved that House Bill No. 82, be withdrawn
from the Committees on Finance and Taxation, and Public
Welfare, Social Security and Workmen's Compensation and
be referred to the Committee on Business Regulations.
The motion was not agreed to, and House Bill No. 82 re-
mained In the Committees on Finance and Taxation, and
Public Welfare, Social Security and Workmen's Compensation.
By Mr. Beasley of Walton-
H. B. No. 96-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 409.30, Florida Statutes of 1941, the same being Sec-
tion 1, Chapter 21954, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, relating
to the payment of accrued public assistance on death of per-
son entitled thereto and repealing all laws in conflict here-
with.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Public Welfare, Social Security and Work-
men's Compensation.
By Messrs. Okell, Lantaff and Stockdale of Dade-

H. B. No. 97-A bill to be entitled An Act to fix the number
of jurors required to agree to a verdict in civil cases tried
by a jury of six jurors.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Messrs. Surles and Smith of Polk-
H. B. No. 98-A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate the
obstruction of state, and county roads and city streets by
railway trains; providing for the length of time such roads
and streets may be obstructed; providing for certain excep-
tions; and prescribing the penalties for violation of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
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By Mr. Cook of Flagler-
H. B. No. 99-A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit the
taking of fish, with certain nets, from the inland salt waters
located in Flagler County, Florida.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 99.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. McAlpin of Hamilton-
H. B. No. 100-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Chap-
ter 23815, Laws of Florida, 1947, same being Section 409.16,
Florida Statutes, 1941, (1947 cumulative supplement) relating
to old age assistance; providing a change in the residence
requirements.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare, Social Security and Workmen's
Compensation.
By Messrs. Carraway and Henderson of Leon-
H. B. No. 101-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing and
determining the compensation of members of boards of county
commissioners in all counties of the State of Florida having a
population of more than 35,250 and less than 36,000 according
to the preceding State census.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Local Government.
By Mr. Beasley of Walton-
H. B. No. 102-A bill to be entitled An Act making it a mis-
demeanor to obtain or attempt to obtain, or aid in obtaining
or attempting to obtain assistance under the provisions of
Chapter 409, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to public welfare
and public assistance, by false or fraudulent means, and
providing penalties for violation thereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Criminal).
Mr. Beasley moved that House Bill No. 102 be also referred
to the Committee on Public Welfare, Social Security and
Workmen's Compensation.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 102 was
ordered jointly referred to the Committees on Judiciary (Crim-
inal), and Public Welfare, Social Security and Workmen's
Compensation.
By Mr. Dunn of Dixie-
H. B. No. 103-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
1, Chapter 24,204, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947, relating to
the taking, possessing, buying, selling, or shipping fresh, or
freshly salted mullet, or mullet roe within this State.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Salt Water Fisheries.
By Messrs. Beasley of Walton, Collins of Sarasota and Mac-
William of Indian River-
House Memorial No. 104-
A memorial to the Congress of the United States requesting
that the provisions of Senate Bill 614 of the 81st Congress be
enacted into law with the amendments dated March 1 pro-
posed jointly by the two United States Senators from Florida.
The memorial was read the first time by title.
Mr. Beasley moved that the rules be waived and the House
do now consider House Memorial No. 104.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Beasley moved that the rules be further waived and
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The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Memorial No. 104 was read a second time in full.
Mr. Beasley moved the adoption of the memorial.
The motion was agreed to.
House Memorial No. 104 was adopted and was ordered
certified to the Senate.
By Mr. Stockdale of Dade and Miss Pearce of Highlands-
H. B. No. 105-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 40.01, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the general quali-
fications and disqualifications of jurors and the duty of per-
sons selecting jury lists, by providing for female jurors as well
as male jurors except in eminent domain proceedings.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Surles of Polk-
H. B. No. 106-A bill to be entitled An Act to extend the
time within which certain registrants who had commenced
their preparation for the State Bar examination for admis-
sion to practice law before the adoption of Amendment to
Rule 1 by the Supreme Court on December 9, 1941, relative
to admission of Attorneys to the Practice of Law.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By MR. MONAHAN OF SUMTER

H. J. R. No. 107-Proposing an amendment to Article XII,
Section 10, of the Constitution of the State of Florida, relat-
ing to Special Tax School District Trustees; abolishing Special
Tax School District Trustees, and creating the County Board
of Public Instruction as constitutional officers: transferring all
powers, duties, supervision, assessment of district school taxes,
to said County Board of Public Instruction with constitutional
power to act in all matters concerning the operation of County
schools and all other duties and power heretofore held by the
Special Tax School District Trustee; and for elections for
levying and collecting a district school tax.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:

That Section 10, Article XII of the Constitution of Florida,
relating to County School Districts and Special Tax School
District Trustees be amended and to submit to the electors of
the State of Florida at the next general election held in 1950
for ratification or rejection the following amendment:
SECTION 10. County Board of Public Instruction-School
District Trustees Tax.-The office of Special Tax School Dis-
trict Trustees of Special Tax School Districts is hereby abol-
ished. The members of the County Board of Public Instruction
are hereby appointed the Special Tax School District Trus-
tees. The Legislature shall provide for the division of each
County into a single Special Tax School District; and for the
election of the members of a County Board of Public Instruc-
tion of five members, who shall hold office for a term of four
years; and who shall have the supervision of all the schools
within the Special Tax School District of the County; having
final power to decide on recommendations and appointment
of personnel; for levying and'collection of a district school tax,
for the exclusive use of public free schools within the district,
whenever a majority of the qualified electors thereof that pay
a tax on real or personal property shall vote in favor of such
levy; election for levying and collection of a district tax shall
be held biennially, provided that any tax authorized by this
section shall not exceed 10 mills on the dollar in any one year
on the taxable property of the district.
It is expressly provided that the transfer of the duties and
the abolishing of the office of Special Tax School Trustees of
Special Tax School Districts, and assumption of the duties of
this office by the County Board of Public Instruction, shall
not effect the validity of any bond issue now existing or au-
thorized by any Special Tax School Trustee Board prior to the
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Provided further, that all assessments of millage voted for
the exclusive use of public free schools within the Special Tax
School District, the assessment and collection of Special Dis-
trict School Tax, as approved by a majority of the qualified
electors prior to the adoption of this section shall be legal and
binding on the property within the Special Tax School Dis-
trict.
-was read in full and referred to the Committee on Consti-
tutional Amendments.
Mr. Wotitzky moved that House Joint Resolution No. 107 be
also referred to the Committee on Education.
The motion was agreed to and House Joint Resolution No.
107 was ordered jointly referred to the Committees on Consti-
tutional Amendments, and Education.
By Mr. Beasley of Walton-
H. B. No. 108-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
records, papers and files of the State and District Welfare
Boards, prohibiting disclosure of matter contained therein, and
providing penalties for violating thereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare, Social Security and Workmen's
Compensation.
By Mr. Carlton of Duval-
H. B. No. 109-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
semi-annual inspection of motor vehicles operated in the State
of Florida; requiring the owners of said vehicles to comply with
the requirements set forth in this Act; and providing that the
Act shall be administered by the Florida Department of
Public Safety.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Motor Vehicles and Aviation.
By Mr. Clement of Pinellas-
H. R. No. 110.-A RESOLUTION RELATING TO RULE
SEVEN OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES:
That to Rule Seven, Section 11, relating to Companion Bills,
add at end the new sentence:
"At the moment that the House agrees to take up the com-
panion measure, then the original House measure shall be
regarded as automatically tabled in the same manner as a
measure unfavorably reported."
That to Rule Seven, Section 15, relating to the enrolling of
Bills, Joint Resolutions and Memorials, add at end the fol-
lowing:
"The report of the Enrolling Clerk ex officio shall take this
general form:
'To the Honorable .................. .................
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Sir:
Your Enrolling Clerk, to whom was referred-
H. B. No ...... (or S. B. No. .....) an Act (insert here, title of
bill)
-begs leave to report same has been signed in open session b5
the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of the House of Representa-
tives and by the President and the Secretary of the Senate, and
this day presented to the Governor for his approval.
Very respectfully,

Enrolling Clerk ex officio as
Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.' "
-was read the first time by title.
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The motion was agreed to and House Resolution No. 110 was
taken up.
Mr. Simpson of Jefferson offered the following amendment
to House Resolution No. 110.
Strike out all of line 3 and insert the following in lieu
thereof: "At the moment the House passes the Senate Com-
panion".
Mr. Simpson moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Clement moved that House Resolution No. 110, as
amended, be read in full.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 110,
as amended, was read in full.
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of the resolution, as
amended.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 110
was adopted, as amended.
By Mr. Beasley of Walton-
H. B. No. 1ll-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 409.17, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Section 1,
Chapter 20714, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941, Section 1,
Chapter 21879, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, and Section 1,
Chapter 23895, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947. Relating to aid
to the blind.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Public Welfare, Social Security and Workmen's
Compensation.
By Mr. Beasley of Walton-
H. B. No. 112-A bill to be entitled An Act reappropriating
certain unexpended state welfare funds and providing for the
carry-over of state welfare funds unexpended at the end of
the first fiscal year of the biennum.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare, Social Security and Workmen's
Compensation, and Appropriations.
By Mr. Luckie of Duval-
H. B. No. 113-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 73.16, Florida Statutes 1941, and relating to costs, ex-
uenses and witness fees in eminent domain proceedings.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Luckie of Duval (by request)-
H. B. No. 114-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to and
providing for suit money, including a reasonable attorney's
fee, in proceedings to enforce decrees or orders of the court
for alimony and support of children.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Messrs. Melvin of Santa Rosa, Wise of Okaloosa and
Beasley of Walton-

H. B. No. 115-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chap-
ter 24167, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947, being Section 27.19
of 1947 Cumulative Supplement to Volume I of Florida
Statutes, 1941, relating to Assistant State Attorneys, so as to
provide for an Assistant State Attorney for the First Judicial
Circuit of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Luckie of Duval-
H. B. No. 116-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 40.34, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the pay roll for
jurors in the several courts of this State and of witnesses
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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Carraway of Leon-
H. B. No. 117-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 589.05, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the employ-
ment of the State Forester.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Morgan of Duval-
H. B. No. 118-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
taking of fish in the salt waters of Duval County, Florida,
and prescribing the kind of nets that may be used for the
taking of mullet in said waters.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 118.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Wotitzky of Charlotte-
H. B. No. 119-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
a retirement system for officers and employees of incorporated
municipalities of the State of Florida, and making an appro-
priation therefore.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Appropriations, and Local Government.
By Messrs. Clement, McClure and Schuh of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 120-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 733.20, Florida Statutes, 1941, as set out in Section 3,
of Chapter 22783, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1945, relating to
the probate laws of Florida, the order of payment of expenses
of administration, family allowances, and claims against the
estate.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).

By Messrs. Smith of Polk, Moody of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 121-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 726.09, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to fraudulent loans
void and extending the provisions thereof to the legal rep-
resentatives, successors or assigns of the pretended lender or
other person having the benefit of the reservation, limitation,
condition, reversion or remainder set out in Section 726.09 by
reason of assignment or otherwise.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks and Loans.

By Messrs. Parker of DeSoto and Williams of Hardee-
H. B. No. 122-A bill to be entitled An Act to establish a
certain State Road.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads.

By Messrs. McClure, Schuh and Clement of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 123-A bill to be entitled An Act appropriating
from the filing fees received by the Clerk of the Circuit Court
of any County of this State having a population according to
the latest State census of not less than 120,000 inhabitants nor
more 200,000 inhabitants, a sum equal to five dollars for each
suit, action or proceeding instituted in such County, for the
purchasing and maintenance of a law library or law libraries,
securing the services of a librarian or librarians, and the
furnishing, conditioning, equipping, maintaining and use of
libraries in the Courthouse and other County buildings, and
creating a special fund to be known as the "Law Library Fund"
to be kept by the County Commissioners of such County, and
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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Local Government.
By Messrs. McClure, Schuh and Clement of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 124-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
compensation of the Clerk of the Circuit Court for services
performed in suits or proceedings before the Circuit Court in
all Counties of the State of Florida having a population of not
less than 120,000 inhabitants and not more than 200,000 in-
habitants according to the last or any future official State
Census.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Local Government.
By Messrs. Smith of Polk and Moody of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 125-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 734.01, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapter
24,295, Laws of Florida, 1947, relating to the expenses and
compensation to be allowed to personal representatives and
attorneys in probate proceedings.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Messrs. Smith of Polk and Moody of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 126-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 655.01, 1947 Supplement, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating
to trust company organization, by providing the capital stock
shall be divided into shares of one hundred dollars or into
shares of lesser amount as may be provided in the Articles
of Incorporation.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks and Loans.
By Messrs. Clement, McClure and Schuh of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 127-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 734.29, Florida Statutes, 1941, as set out in Section 14 of
Chapter 22847, Laws of Florida, Acts. of 1945, relating to lim-
itations against unadministered estates.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Messrs. Clement, McClure and Schuh of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 128-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 735.04, Florida Statutes, 1941, as set out in Section 2 of
Chapter 23716, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947, relating to the
Florida Probate Law, when administration unnecessary.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee of Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 129-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 768.04, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to Statute of
Limitation or Right of Action for wrongful death.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Sellar of Lake-
H. B. No. 130-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
the establishment of property lines and corners, and for
the re-establishment of lost, destroyed, or disputed property
lines and corners, and for the appointment of a surveyor for
such establishment or re-establishment, and for liens against
the land surveyed for costs, expenses, surveyors' fees and
attorneys' fees, and to prescribe a procedure for such estab-
lishment or re-establishment and to confer jurisdiction on the
Circuit Courts in equity.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 131-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for
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mineral leases and/or estates upon all lands subject to such
leases or estates.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Clement of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 132-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 317.72, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the regulation
of traffic on highways; making it lawful for hotels, restau-
rants, apartment houses, tourist homes, tourist camps, motor
courts, trailer parks, inns, or other lodging or eating places
to solicit business only under certain circumstances.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and the time
of adjournment be extended until after completion of today's
calendar.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.

By Mr. Bridges of Calhoun-
H. B. No. 133-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for
the relief of Emory Bridges from Capital Outlay Funds accru-
ing for use in Calhoun County.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Appropriations, and Claims and State Pensions.
By Mr. Simpson, of Jefferson-
H. B. No. 134-A bill to be entitled An Act assessing, levy-
ing and imposing an excise tax on the privilege of renting
sleeping accommodations and space for concessions from
hotels, apartment houses and rooming houses; to provide
for the administration of this Act and for the creation and
enforcement of a lien for the payment of such tax; to pro-
vide penalties for the violation of this Act; to provide for the
filing of sworn reports by the hotels, apartment houses and
rooming houses renting such sleeping accommodations or
space for concessions; and to repeal conflicting laws.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Simpson, of Jefferson-
H. B. No. 135-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 199.11, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended, relating to the
levy and assessment of a tax on all intangible personal prop-
erty, by providing for an increase in the rates of such tax.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Surles and Smith, of Polk-
H. B. No. 136-A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit full
time state, county or municipal officers or employees from
"receiving compensation over and above their set or regular sal-
aries from the same state, county or municipal agency concur-
rently; providing for certain exceptions; and prescribing the
penalties for the violation of this Act.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 137-A bill to be entitled An Act to appropriate
to Florida Board of Forestry and Parks the sum of $100,000.00
for the improvement and development of Tomoka State Park
in Volusia County, Florida.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.

By Messrs. Carlton of Duval and Okell and Lantaff of Dade-

H. B. No. 138-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to expert
witnesses in civil actions and providing for fees of expert wit-
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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Messrs. Hough of Lee and Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 139-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 631.11, Florida Statutes of 1941, as amended prohibiting
the reinsurance by a fire insurer authorized in this State of
any fire insurer not authorized in this State against loss by
fire to property in the State by providing that such reinsur-
ance may be entered into providing that the primary insurer
has used a rate not less than the rate filed by the reinsurer
for the same property with the Florida Insurance Department
and providing that such reinsurer shall be subject to the tax
provided in Chapter 205, Florida Statutes of 1941, upon the
premium received by it for such reinsurance.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Messrs. Carlton of Duval and Okell and Lantaff of Dade-
H. B. No. 140-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 47.29, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to service of process
in certain civil actions arising out of the operation of motor
vehicles.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Messrs. Carlton of Duval and Okell and Lantaff of Dade-
H. B. No. 141-A bill to be entitled An Act to define the
scope of examination and cross-examination of witnesses at
the trial of civil actions.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 142-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 3, Chapter 22,783, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1945, (same
being Section 733.20, 1945, cumulative supplement, Florida
Statutes, 1941), relating to order of payment of expenses of
administration and claims against the estate; temporary fam-
ily allowance; support of widow or minor children.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Messrs. Smith of Polk, and Moody of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 143-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for
the permissive closing of banking institutions under certain
circumstances.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks and Loans.
By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 144-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
registration of trade-marks and trade names: to define trade-
mark and trade name; to provide for the foheterm of existence;
for re-registration; for cancellation, transfer or assignment;
for a f filing fee; the filing of an annual report; procedure
for equitable relief and damages; exemptions; to repeal all
laws in conflict herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Business Regulations.
By Messrs. Okell, Stockdale and Lantaff of Dade-
H. B. No. 145-A bill to be entitled An Act to regulate Public
Utilities in the furnishing to others of private wire service
and other similar service for the dissemination of informa-
tion, to regulate the use of such services and prohibit the
use of same for gambling purposes, and to provide remedies
and penalties for the enforcement thereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Utilities and Transportation,

By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
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governing authority of any taxing or other unit of the state
authorized to borrow money and secure the payment thereof
by the issue of bonds or other evidence of indebtedness, to
request a certificate of the Attorney General of Florida certify-
ing as to the validity of such bonds.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Messrs. Cobb of Volusia, Dayton of Pasco, Schuh of
Pinellas, and Sellar.of Lake-
H. B. No. 147-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the
salaries of the Justices of the Supreme Court.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Appropriations and Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Beasley of Walton-
H. B. No. 148-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
State Welfare Board and District Welfare Boards to destroy
certain correspondence, documents and records; to reproduce
by photographic or microphotographic process and then de-
stroy certain documents and records; and making such photo-
graphs, microphotographs and reproduction therefrom ad-
missible in evidence.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 149-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to pleas
in actions at law, repealing Section 52.01, Florida Statutes,
1941, requiring that all pleas be sworn to.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By the Committee on Salt Water Fisheries-
H. B. No. 150-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
appointment of a coordinator of seafood industry to be ap-
pointed by the Governor; defining his duties; providing com-
pensation of coordinator and repealing all laws in conflict
herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Okell of Dade-
H. B. No. 151-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
appointment of a curator of the property of persons suffer-
ing from old age, incapacity or any hazard to his or her
security and general welfare and authorizing the curator to
take charge of, manage and conserve the property of any such
person, and relating to the effect of the appointment of a
curator as to any such person.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Messrs. Burwell and David of Broward -
H. B. No. 152-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for
the regulation, control and supervision of certain gas and
electric public utilities by the Florida Railroad and Public
Utilities Commission; defining such Public Utilities and provid-
ing for their duties and responsibilities; supervising, regulat-
ing and controlling the rates, facilities, practices, rules and
services of such public utilities; prescribing the powers, duties
and jurisdiction of said commission with reference thereto;
providing for the practice before said commission; providing
for the rights and remedies of such public utilities and other
persons or parties in interest; providing for the payment of
certain fees to said commission by such public utilities; provid-
ing for the enforcement thereof and prescribing monetary
penalties to be imposed on such public utilities for violations
thereof or for violations by such public utilities of any order
or regulation of said Commission; creating the Public Utilities
Regulatory Fund" and providing for the payment into said
fund of said fees and penalties and appropriating the moneys
in said fund to said Commission to be used in the Adminis-
tration of this Act; providing that the provisions of this Act
shall not apply to public utilities owned and operated by
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Administration; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict
herewith; and providing for the effective date of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Utilities and Transportation.
By Mr. Papy of Monroe-
H. J. R. No. 153-A joint resolution proposing an amend-
ment to Article V of the Constitution of Florida, relating to
the Judicial Department by adding thereto a section to be
known as Section 48 of Article V therein providing for an
additional Judicial Circuit of the Circuit Courts of Florida
which shall be the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit and shall consist
of Monroe County, Florida, and for the election of a State's
Attorney and a Circuit Judge of such Circuit.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Article V of the Consti-
tution of Florida, by adding a section to be known as Section
48 of said Article V, is hereby agreed to and shall be sub-
mitted to the electors of the State of Florida for ratification
or rejection at the next general election to be held in 1950,
as follows:
Section 48. There is created a Judicial Circuit of the State
of Florida, which is the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit and which
shall consist of the County of Monroe and for which there
shall be elected one Circuit Judge and one State's Attorney
as provided by law.
-was read the first time in full and referred to the Commit-
tee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Hendry of Okeechobee--
H. B. No 154-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the com-
pensation of the County Prosecuting Attorney of Okeechobee
County, Florida, and providing for the method of payment of
such compensation.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No. 154.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. McClure, Schuh and Clement of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 155-A bill to be entitled An Act in relation to
proceedings upon writs of quo warrant, informations in
the nature of quo warrant, or civil actions to obtain the
remedies obtainable by such proceedings, to test the validity
of Municipalities and the exercise of their Municipal franchises.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Cook of Flagler-
H. B. No. 156-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chap-
ter 323, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the supervision and
regulation of auto transportation companies by amending
Section 323.01 of said Chapter relating to definitions of the
terms, language and phrases used therein; by amending Sec-
tion 323.05 for the purpose of prescribing the type of carriage
for compensation which may be authorized by permit as "for
hire" carriage; and by amending Section 323.14 so as to pro-
vide that "charter" carriage of groups of six or more pas-
sengers shall be deemed to be authorized by all certificates
of public convenience and necessity issued to common car-
riers of passengers.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Utilities and Transportation.

By Messrs. Black and Whitlock of Alachua-
H. B. No. 157-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Farm
Colony for Feebleminded; adding Section 393.051, Florida
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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on State Institutions, Services and Supplies.
By Messrs. Stockdale, Okell and Lantaff of Dade, Schuh
and Clement of Pinellas, Collins of Sarasota, McMullen of
Hillsborough, Bryant of Marion, David of Broward and Hudson
of Washington-
H. B. No. 158-A bill to be entitled An Act creating a De-
partment of Purchasing for the State of Florida; providing for
the appointment of a director of purchasing, and prescribing
the powers and duties of the department and the director;
creating an Advisory Committee on Purchasing and prescrib-
ing the powers and duties of same; authorizing the making
of rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this Act;
excluding public printing from the operation of this Act;
and repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Appropriations, and Governmental Reorgan-
ization.
By Mr. Tapper of Gulf-
H. C. R. No. 159-A concurrent resolution designating the
slash pine (Pinus Caribaea) as the State Tree.
The concurrent resolution was read the first time by title
and referred to the Committee on Judiciary (Criminal).
By Messrs. Hough of Lee and Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 160-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 6 of Chapter 24086, Laws of Florida, 1947, relating to the
license and examination of life insurance agents by adding a
Subsection 4 to Subsection C of said Section 6 to provide that
no examination shall be necessary in the case of an agent lim-
ited to writing credit life and disability policies in connection
with legal lending.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
Mr. Simpson asked unanimous consent to allow the intro-
duction of distinguished guests at this time.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. Williams moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort the Honorable C. H. "Shag" Taylor, a former mem-
ber of the House, to the rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Williams and
Dowda and Miss Pearce as a committee to escort Mr. Taylor
to the rostrum where he was introduced to the membership
of the House.
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 11, 1949
Hon. Perry Murray
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-
H. B. No. 34-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
Town of Redington Beach, Pinellas County, Florida, by
amending Sections 4, 20, 21 and 22, and repealing Section 23
of Chapter 23513, Laws of Florida, 1945, being "an act abolish-
ing the Town of Redington Beach in Pinellas County, Florida,
as now established, and to create and establish a municipal
corporation to be known as the Town of Redington Beach in
Pinellas County, Florida; to prescribe the form of govern-
ment and to confer certain powers upon said municipality
and its officers and to provide a charter for the carrying into
effect of the provisions of this act, and validating and con-
tinuing ordinances and resolutions heretofore passed by the
board of aldermen of the Town of Redington Beach", and



S



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providing for the levy, assessment and collection of licenses,
fees or taxes for the conduct of business, professions or occu-
pations engaged in the Town of Redington Beach, and for
the levy, assessment and collection of ad valorem taxes not
to exceed five (5) mills upon the dollar of assessed value,
upon real and personal property within the corporate limits
of the Town of Redington Beach, and use of funds derived
therefrom, and calling an election at which the qualified
voters of the Town of Redington Beach shall accept or reject
the provisions hereof.
H. B. No. 49-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tions 12 and 161 of Chapter 10754, Laws of Florida 1925, and
Section 161 thereof as amended by Chapter 19929, Laws of
Florida 1939, entitled "An Act to abolish the present munici-
pality of the City of Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, and to
establish, organize and constitute a municipality to be known
and designated as the City of Lakeland, Polk County, Florida,
and to define its territorial boundaries and to provide for its
jurisdiction, powers and privileges and to authorize the said
City of Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, to enforce ordinances
of said city." Said amendments providing that the city com-
mission of the said City of Lakeland shall consist of seven
electors, and providing for their qualifications, election and
terms of office and providing for a referendum.
Very Respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bill No. 34 contained in the above message, was
ordered referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.
And House Bill No. 49 contained in the above message, was
ordered referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 11, 1949
Hon. Perry Murray,
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-
H. B. No. 4-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to legisla-
tion, compensation of attaches, amending Section 2, Chapter
23638, Laws of 1947, (the same being Section 11.14, 1947
Cumulative Supplement); repealing Section 11.16, Florida
Statutes, 1941.
Very Respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bill No. 4 contained in the above message, was
ordered referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 11, 1949
Hon. Perry Murray,
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. 13-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
11.12, 1947 Supplement, Florida Statutes, 1941, relative to the
salary, subsistence and mileage of members of the Legislature,
and making an appropriation therefore.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.













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And S. B. No. 13 contained in the above message, was read
the first time by title.
Mr. Carraway asked unanimous consent to now take up
and consider S. B. No. 13.
Without objection, S. B. No. 13 was taken up.
Mr. Carraway moved that the rules be waived and S. B.
No. 13 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and S. B.
No. 13 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Carraway moved that the rules be further waived and
S. B. No. 13 be read a third time in full and placed upon its
passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and S. B.
No. 13 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Burrsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
David



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



Dayton
Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Frank
Fuqua
Griggs
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis



McAlpin
McClure
McKendree
McMullen
Melvin
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Okell
Papy
Parker
Patton
Pearce
Phillips
Pooser
Roberts
Rood



Scarborough
Schuh
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Slaughter
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Smith, W. A.
Stockdale
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Thornal
Whitlock
Williams
Wise
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Saunders, S. D.



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The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and H. B.
No. 52 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Luckie of Duval offered the following amendment to
H. B. No. 52.
In Section 6 of the bill, strike out the entire section and re-
number remaining Sections 7-13.
Mr. Luckie moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Luckie moved that the rules be further waived and
H. B. No. 52, as amended, be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and H. B.
No. 52, as amended, was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
David



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



Dayton
Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Griggs
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis



McAlpin
McClure
McKendree
McMullen
Melvin
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Odham
Okell
Papy
Parker
Patton
Pearce
Phillips
Pooser
Roberts
Rood
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh



Sellar
Simpson
Slaughter
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Smith, W. A.
Stewart
Stockdale
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Tapper
Thornal
Usina
Whitlock
Williams
Wise
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Ayes-86.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed.
Mr. Carraway moved that the rules be waived and S. B.
No. 13 be immediately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
Mr. Merritt moved that H. B. No. 158 which had been joint-
ly referred to the Committees on Apropriations, and Govern-
mental Reorganization, be also referred to the Committee on
State Institutions, Services and Supplies.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Lantaff moved that the motion by Mr. Merritt be laid
on the table.
The motion was agreed to, and the motion to also refer
H. B. No. 158 to the Committee on State Institutions, Services
and Supplies, was laid on the table.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS FOR SECOND
READING.
H. B. No. 52-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to public
printing and stationery, Florida Statutes, 1941, (1947 Cumula-
tive Supplement) amending Sections 283.12, 283.15, 283.17,
283.18, 283.19, 283.20, 283.22, 283.23 and 283.24; repealing
Section 283.16; and transferring Subsection (4), Subpara-
graphs (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), (G), of Section 16.50
and renumbering it Section 283.25.
-was taken up.
Mr. Luckie moved that the rules be waived and H. B. No. 52
be read a second time by title.



Ayes-89.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, as amended, and was referred to the
Chief Clerk for engrossment.
Without objection, H. B. No. 56, was informally passed.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and the House
now revert to the order of Introduction of House bills, joint
resolutions, House resolutions, concurrent resolutions and me-
morials.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT RESOLU-
TIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT RESOLU-
TIONS AND MEMORIALS.
By Messrs. Hough of Lee and Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 161-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide a Sec-
tion 205.43-1 to the Florida Statutes of 1941 as amended pro-
viding that insurers which require the payment by their policy-
holders at the inception of their policies of the entire premium
thereon in the form of premiums or premium deposits which
are the same in amount based on the character of the risks
regardless of the length of term for which such policies are
written shall pay the tax as set forth in Section 205.43 and
205.44-1 figured on the gross amount of such premiums and
premium deposits upon policies on risks resident located or
to be performed in this State in force as of the thirty-first
day of December next preceding less the unused or unabsorbed
portion of such premiums and premium deposits computed at
the average rate thereof actually paid or credited to policy-
holders or applied in part payment of any renewal premiums
or premium deposits on one year policies expiring during such
year.



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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Yeomans of Citrus-
H. B. No. 162-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
size of red fish; providing a maximum and minimum size for
red fish taken for commercial use; repealing all laws in con-
flict herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Salt Water Fisheries.
By Messrs. Hough of Lee and Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 163-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 631.05, Florida Statutes of 1941, as amended relating to
the measure of damage where property is totally or partially
destroyed by fire by providing that a fire insurer may issue
a policy or endorsement indemnifying the insured for the dif-
ference between the insurable value of property damaged and
the actual amount expended to repair replace or rebuild.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Okell of Dade-
H. B. No. 164-A bill to be entitled'An Act relating to the
service of witness subpoenas in civil actions.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Messrs Hough of Lee, and Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 165-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
626.10 Florida Statutes of 1941 as amended relating to the
reinsurance by an authorized insurer of substantially all its
risks on property or life located in this State with an unau-
thorized reinsurer by providing that such provisions shall not
apply to reinsurance effected in the ordinary course of busi-
ness nor to reinsurance between a group of reinsurers formed
for underwriting purposes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Insurance.
By Messrs McMullen, Moody and Branch of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 166-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tions 611.24 and 611.25, Florida Statutes, 1941, and to prescribe
an optional and alternative method whereby a corporation
for profit, of the class and character specified in Section
611.01, Florida Statutes, 1941, may increase or reduce its capi-
tal stock or reduce the par value of the shares thereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
Mr. Simpson moved that the House revert to the regular
order of business.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
H. B. No. 56-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tions 16.19 to 16.24 and 16.27 to 16.29, all inclusive, Florida
Statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapters 22000, 22858 and
24337, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, 1945 and 1947, and
adopting and reenacting Volume I, Florida Statutes, 1941,
and the General Laws of the 1941, 1943, 1945 and 1947 Regu-
lar Sessions of the Legislature included therein, together with
corrections of errors and omissions therefrom of certain sec-
tions and provisions; and providing for the publication there-
of as "Florida Statutes, 1949."
-was taken up.
Mr. Luckie moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 56 be read a second time by title.

The motion was agreed to by a two-third vote and House
Bill No. 56 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Luckie moved that (in compliance with the Constitu-
tion) the House dispense with reading the sections of revision
matter as set forth in House Bill No. 56.



April 11, 1949



When the vote was taken on the motion to dispense with
reading the sections of the revision matter as set forth in
House Bill No. 56, the result was:



Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook



Copeland
Courtney
David
Dayton
Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Griggs
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lantaff



Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure
McKendree
McMullen
Melvin
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Okell
Papy
Parker
Patton
Pearce
Pooser
Roberts
Rood
Scarborough
Schuh



Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Slaughter
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Smith, W. A.
Stockdale
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Tapper
Thornal
Usina
Whitlock
Williams
Wise
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Ayes-83.
Nays-None.
The motion was agreed to by a two-third vote, and it was so
ordered.
Mr. Luckie moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 56 be read a third time in full and placed upon its
passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 56 was read a third time in full.



When the v
result was:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Ayes-85.
Nays-None.



ote was taken on the passage of the bill the



Courtney
David
Dayton
Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Griggs
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lantaff
Luckie



MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure
McKendree
McMullen
Melvin
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Okell
Parker
Patton
Pearce
Pooser
Roberts
Rood
Scarborough
Schuh
Sellar



Shepperd
Simpson
Slaughter
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Smith, W. A.
Stockdale
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Tapper
Thornal
Usina
Whitlock
Williams
Wise
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So the bill passed and was ordered certified to the Senate.

H. B. No. 57-A bill to be entitled An Act amending and
revising Sections 16.43, 16.44, 16.45, 16.46, 16.47, 16.49, 16.50
and 16.51, Florida Statutes, 1941, (1947 cumulative supple-
ment and repealing Sections 16.11, 16.12, 16.13, 16.14, 16.15,
16.16, 16.17, 16.18, 16.20-1, 16.23-1, 16.25, 16.30, 16.31, 16.32,
16.33, 16.34, 16.35, 16.36, 16.37, 16.38, 16.39, 16.40, 16.41 and
16.42, Florida Statutes, 1941, all of said statutes relating to
statutes, statutory revision and statutory revision department
of this State; and defining the powers, authority and duties
of said department.

Mr. Luckie moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 57 be read a second time by title.













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The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 57 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Luckie moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 57 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 57 was read a third time in full.



When the v
result was:

Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
David
Ayes-89.
Nays-None.



ote was taken on the passage of the bill the



Dayton
Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Griggs
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin



McClure
McKendree
McMullen
Melvin
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Odham
Okell
Parker
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Pooser
Roberts
Rood
Saunders, S.
Scarborough
Schuh
Sellar



Shepperd
Simpson
Slaughter
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Smith, W. A.
Stewart
Stockdale
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Tapper
Thornal
Usina
Whitlock
Williams
Wise
Wotitzky
3. Yeomans



So the bill passed and was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and the House
now revert to the order of Introduction of House bills, joint
resolutions, House resolutions, concurrent resolutions and
memorials.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS,
HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT RESOLU-
TIONS AND MEMORIALS
By the Committee on Governmental Reorganization-
H. B. No. 167-A bill tO be entitled An Act repealing all
continuing appropriations and all unobligated lump sum ap-
propriations which extend beyond June 30, 1949, and making
certain exceptions thereto, appropriating and transferring all
funds on hand in same to the General Revenue Fund.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.

The following registrations with the Chief Clerk were made
under Rule 14:
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is T. T. Turnbull, my occupa-
tion is Attorney-at-Law, and appear in the interest of Ameri-
can Veterans of World War II, and for the following period
1949 Legislative Session.
T. T. TURNBULL
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 9th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.



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I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.

I do solemnly swear my name is P. S. Kelly, my occupa-
tion is Contractor, and that I am employed by self, and ap-
pear in the interest of Local legislation for Bonifay and Hol-
mes County, and for the following period 1949 session of
legislature.
P. S. KELLY
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 9th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER

Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.

I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is William Richard Ewing, my
occupation is Fire Insurance, and that I am employed by
Florida Inspection and Rating Bureau, whose address is 1230
Lynch Building, Jacksonville, Florida, and for the following
period permanently.
W. R. EWING
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this llth day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is J. Kenneth Ballinger, my
occupation is Attorney, and that I am employed by Florida
Press Association, whose address is Bus Terminal Building,
Tampa, Fla., and for the following period Throughout the year.

J. KENNETH BALLINGER
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this llth day of April,
A. D. 1949.
PAULINE M. YATES

Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires April 3, 1953.

I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is C R. Gruber, my occupa-
tion is Representing Billiard Parlors in Florida, and that I
am employed by Florida Billiard Association, whose address
is 1719 Franklin Street, Tampa, Florida, and for the follow-
ing period 1949 Legislature.
C. R. GRUBER
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this lith day of April,
A. D. 1949.
PAULINE M. YATES

Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires April 3, 1953.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is J. Kenneth Ballinger, my
occupation is Attorney, and that I am employed by Florida
Association of Broadcasters, whose address is Radio Station



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WDBO, Orlando, Fla., and for the following period Through-
out the year.
J. KENNETH BALLINGER
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this llth day of April,
A. D. 1949.
PAULINE M. YATES
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires April 3, 1953.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is L. R. Cowart, my occupa-
tion is Barber, and that I am employed by Self, and appear
in the interest of State Association of Journeyman Barbers,
whose adderss is Tallahassee, Florida, and for the following
period annually.



S



L. R. COWART
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this llth day of April,
A. D. 1949.
PAULINE M. YATES
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires April 3, 1953.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Wm. N. Munroe, my occu-
pation is Secretary-Manager of Florida State Association of
Retail Grocers, and that I am employed by Florida State
Association of Retail Grocers, whose address is P. O. Box 461,
Tampa, Florida, and for the following period permanently.

WM. N. MUNROE
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this llth day of April,
A. D. 1949.
PAULINE M. YATES
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires April 3, 1953.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is J. Velma Keen, my occupa-
tion is Attorney-at-Law, and that I am employed by National
School Service Institute, whose address is Shop 307, Palmer
House, Chicago 3, Illinois, and for the following period 1949
Session of Legislature.
J. VELMA KEEN
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 11th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
PAULINE M. YATES
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires April 3, 1953.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is DeWitt C. Jones, my occu-
pation is Funeral Director, and that I am employed by Self
and (DeWitt C. Jones Company, Funeral Directors), (Profes-
sionally, not as a lobbyist) and appear in the interest of Flor-
ida Funeral Directors & Embalmers Association, Inc., whose
address is 718 Laura Street, Jacksonville, Florida, and for the
following period Entire 1949 session of the Legislature.
DE WITT C. JONES
State of Florida,
County of Alachua.



E OF REPRESENTATIVES April 11, 1949

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
JAMES W. HARVEY
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires May 8, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Leonard Pepper, my occu-
pation is Attorney-at-Law, and appear in the interest of
Florida Equipment Corp., whose address is Tallahassee, Flor-
ida, and for the following period 1949 Legislative session.
LEONARD PEPPER
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 9th day of April,
A. D. 1949.,
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Warren P. Hunnicutt, my
occupation is Real Estate Broker, and that I am employed by
Florida League of Municipalities, whose address is Rutland
Bldg., St. Petersburg, Florida, and for the following period
1949 session of legislature.
WARREN P. HUNNICUTT
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this llth day of April,
A. D. 1949.
PAULINE M. YATES
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires April 3, 1953.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
April 11, 1949
Mr. Simpson of Jefferson, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, reports that the Committee has care-
fully considered the following bill and recommends it pass:
By Mr. Clement of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 11-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
192.45 of Florida Statutes, 1941, to provide that trustees of
Internal Improvement Fund, shall be authorized and directed
to convey to any municipality, all lands vested in the State
pursuant to Chapter 18296, Acts of 1937, situated in a munici-
pality of the State without any reservation or restrictions being
contained in such conveyance; providing for application to
the trustees of Internal Improvement Fund by the municipal-
ity for such lands; providing for exemption of such lands from
county ad valorem taxes; and authorizing municipality to
sell, lease, rent or otherwise dispose of such lands and use
the proceeds for any municipal purposes.
RICHARD H. SIMPSON,
Chairman
And House Bill No. 11, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
April 11, 1949
Mr. Yeomans of Citrus, Chairman of the Committee on Salt
Water Fisheries, reports that the Committee has carefully
considered the following bill and recommends it pass:
By Mr. Patton of Franklin-
H. B. No. 39-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to and
regulating the taking of oysters, by making it unlawful to take
oysters during the closed season, from the public state owned
oyster grounds, private, leased or granted oyster grounds or
artificial beds of oysters of riparian owners, same being all















oyster grounds, beds, or reefs of the State of Florida; to pre-
scribe the size of oysters to be taken at any time, and to reg-
ulate the unloading, disposition and sale of oysters; providing
for leasing of lands on recommendation of director of oyster
culture; providing that title to oyster shells remain in State;
providing for penalties for violations, making provisions for the
enforcement hereof and repealing conflicting laws.
L. A. YEOMANS,
Chairman.
And House Bill No. 39, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 11, 1949
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Engrossing Clerk, to whom was referred, with amend-
ment-
H. R. No. 110-A Resolution relating to Rule Seven of the
House of Representatives.
-begs leave to report same has been carefully examined and
found to be correctly engrossed.
Very respectfully,
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Engrossing Clerk ex-officio as
Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives.

House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 11, 1949
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Engrossing Clerk, to whom was referred, with amend-
ments, after third reading-
H. B. No. 7-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
40.24, Florida Statute, 1941, relating to the compensation of
jurors in this State and increasing the same in certain courts.
-begs leave to report same has been carefully examined and
found to be correctly engrossed.
Very respectfully,
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Engrossing Clerk ex-officio as
Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives.
And House Bill No. 7, contained in the above report, was
ordered to be certified to the Senate.
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 11, 1949
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Engrossing Clerk, to whom was referred, with amend-
ments, after third reading-
H. B. No. 20-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
47.26, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to the service of process
upon state prisoners.



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-begs leave to report same has been carefully examined and
found to be correctly engrossed.
Very respectfully,
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Engrossing Clerk ex-officio as
Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives.
And House Bill No. 20, contained in the above report, was
ordered to be certified to the Senate.
ENROLLING REPORTS
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Enrolling Clerk to whom was referred-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1:
WHEREAS, HIS EXCELLENCY, FULLER WARREN,
GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA, has expressed a desire to address
the Legislature of Florida in Joint Session on this day, Tues-
day, April 5, 1949, at 3:00 o'clock P. M.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE, THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING:
That the Senate and House of Representatives convene in
Joint Session in the Chamber of the House of Representatives
at 3:00 o'clock P. M., this day, Tuesday, April 5, 1949, for the
purpose of receiving His Excellency's message.
-begs leave to report same has been properly enrolled and
signed by the President and Secretary of the Senate and by
the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives
and presented to the Governor on April 8th, 1949 for his
approval.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Enrolling Clerk ex-officio as
Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives.
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Enrolling Clerk to whom was referred-
S. B. No. 2-An Act relating to the City of Jacksonville, A
Municipal Corporation, and providing for an election to be
held on Tuesday, May 3, 1949, for submission of certain ques-
tions to the qualified registered electors of said City.
-begs leave to report same has been properly enrolled, signed
by the President and Secretary of the Senate, and by the
Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives, and
presented to the Governor on April llth, 1949 for his approval.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Enrolling Clerk ex-officio as
Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives.
Mr. Clement moved that the House now revert to the regu-
lar order of business.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Mr. Clement moved that the House now adjourn to meet
again at 10:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 1:54 P.M. the House stood
adjourned until 10:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Tuesday, April 12, 1949



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



The roll was taken and
recorded present:



Dayton
Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Griggs
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin



the following members were



McClure
McKendree
McMullen
Melvin
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Odham
Papy
Parker
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Pooser
Rood
Sapp (excused)
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh
Sellar



Shepperd
Simpson
Slaughter
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Smith, W. A.
Stewart
Stockdale
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Tapper
Thornal
Usina
Whitlock
Williams
Wise
Wotitzky
Yeomans



A quorum present.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend D. A.
Simmons, Assistant Chaplain:
Our Father and our God, we thank Thee today for life,
for health and strength, for the ability to think and to make
decisions for ourselves.
We thank Thee for Thy Son, Jesus Christ, and for the
privilege of knowing that we are His representatives in
the world and for the privilege of seeking the guidance of
the Holy Spirit in the affairs of men.
May this great body of men, representatives of this great
state, representatives of God, seek Thy guidance today in
the problems that are before us. As the dark clouds upon
the horizon of our world seem to draw nearer and nearer to
our nation, may the pillar of cloud of Thy Divine presence
overshadow our lives and may we know that Thy way is a
directed way, and may we as a nation turn our faces toward
Thee, who art our only help and our only refuge.
These things we ask in the name of Thy Son-Amen.
The Journal for Monday, April 11, was ordered corrected
and as corrected was approved.
The Speaker announced that Mr. Okell of Dade has been
placed on the Committee on Judiciary (Civil).

Mr. Hudson of Washington asked unanimous consent to
be listed as one of the introducers of House Bill No. 158.

Without objection, it was so ordered.

Mr. Shepperd moved that House Bill No. 167 which was
referred to the Committee on Appropriations on April 11, be
withdrawn from that Committee and placed on the Calendar.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 167 was
ordered placed on the Calendar of House Bills for Second
Reading.

Mr. Simpson moved that House Bill No. 29, which was
referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and



Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
David



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Livestock on April 7, be also referred to the Committee on
Finance and Taxation.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 29 was
ordered jointly referred to the Committees on Agriculture,
Forestry and Livestock, and Finance and Taxation.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT RESOLU-
TIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT RESOLU-
TIONS AND MEMORIALS.
By Mr. Black, of Alachua-
H. B. No. 168-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
motor vehicle licenses adding Section 320.031, Florida Statutes,
1941; requiring proof of public liability and property dam-
age insurance before license to issue.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Motor Vehicles and Aviation.
By. Mr. Carlton of Duval-
H. B. No. 169-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide the
number of pre-emptory challenges of jurors to be allowed in
civil cases.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Dekle of Taylor-
H. B. No. 170-A bill to be entitled An Act designating and
establishing a State road in Taylor County.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads.
By Mr. Peeples of Glades-
H. B. No. 171-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, es-
tablish and designate a certain State road.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads.
By Mr. Peeples of Glades-
H. B. No. 172-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, es-
tablish and designate a certain State road.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads.
By Mr. Monahan of Sumter-
H. B. No. 173-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 55.44, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to execution sales
and notice thereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).

By Mr. Henderson of Leon-

H. B. No. 174-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for one
stenographer for the office of State Attorney in each Judicial
Circuit of the State of Florida, and fixing compensation to
be paid to said stenographer.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Appropriations, and Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Slaughter of Suwannee-
H. B. No. 175-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 63.64, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to Pleading and
Practice in Chancery.













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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Messrs. Frank of Marion, Rood of Manatee, Merchant
of Madison, Saunders of Clay, Smith of Seminole, Parker of
DeSoto and Williams of Hardee.
H. B. No. 176-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the
salaries of Elective State and County Officers during their
tenure of the office to which they are elected.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Governmental Reorganization.
By Mr. Merritt of Escambia-
H. B. No. 177-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 511.38, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to hotels, apart-
ment houses, rooming houses, inns, boarding houses, restau-
rants, grocery stores and meat markets, making it unlawful
for any person with intent to defraud, to obtain food, lodging
or accommodations from any owner or keeper thereof, and
providing a penalty therefore.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Business Regulations.
Mr. Carlton moved that H. B. No. 177 be also referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Criminal).
The motion was agreed to, and H. B. No. 177 was ordered
jointly referred to the Committees on Business Regulations,
and Judiciary (Criminal).
By Messrs. Branch, Moody and McMullen of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 178-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
enforcement of orders or decrees for the payment of alimony,
support and separate maintenance prescribing the manner of
and venue in which application may be made, providing for
the payment of costs and attorney's fees, and providing the
manner of service of notice.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Messrs. Tapper of Gulf, Bridges of Calhoun, Mathis and
Courtney of Bay, Hudson of Washington, Smith of Jackson
and Heath of Holmes-
H. B. No. 179-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
salary of each Circuit Judge of the Judicial Circuits of the
State of Florida embracing six or more Counties with a total
population exceeding 110,000 and with two or more Counties
therein with a population of 31,000 or more, according to the
last preceding State or Federal census, whichever shall be the
later, and providing that a proportionate part of the salary
of each such Circuit Judge be paid from the general .revenue
fund of the Counties of said Circuit in the proportion that
the population of each County bears to the total population
of such Circuit, according to the last preceding State or Fed-
eral census, whichever shall be the later; making the same a
County purpose; making an annual appropriation therefore;
providing the effective date hereof and repealing all laws in
conflict herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Local Government.
By Messrs. Andrews and Thornal of Orange-
H. B. No. 180-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
compensation of the Clerk of the Criminal Court of Record for
services performed in all cases before any Criminal Court of
Record in all Counties of the State of Florida having a popu-
lation of not less than eighty-five thousand and not more than
ninety thousand, according to the State census of Florida for
1945.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Local Government.
By Messrs. Lantaff, Okell and Stockdale of Dade and Col-
lins of Sarasota-
H. B. No. 181-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Chap-
ter 20216, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941, by adding thereto



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four additional sections, relating to Communism; Communist
Party; oath against; place on ballot; change by peaceful
means; registration required; penalty.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Criminal).
By Mr. Luckie of Duval (by request)--
H. B. No. 182-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 66.06, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the appointment,
removal, powers, duties, compensation and reports of Commis-
sioners appointed in partition proceedings.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Luckie of Duval (by request)-
H. B. No. 183-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
adoption of minors, and amending Section 72.15, Florida Stat-
utes of 1941.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Tapper of Gulf-
H. B. No. 184-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
refund of tax paid on motor fuels when used solely for agri-
culture purposes and commercial fishing purposes as defined
by this Act; to provide the method of making such refunds;
to provide certain rules and regulations for carrying out this
Act; prescribing the powers and duties of the Comptroller
under this Act; providing appropriations for carrying out this
Act; and providing penalties for the violation of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Schuh, McClure and Clements of Pinellas; Haley
and Collins of Sarasota; Rood and Fuqua of Manatee; Day-
ton of Pasco; Moody and Branch of Hillsborough; Phillips
of Hernando; Stockdale of Dade; Allen of Levy; Hough of
Lee; Wotitzky of Charlotte and Yeomans of Citrus-

H. B. No. 185-A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize
and empower Florida State Improvement Commission to ac-
quire, own, maintain, and operate ferries and toll ferries
wherever the same are connected with or form a part or are
auxiliary to the State system of public roads.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads.
By Mr. Monahan of Sumter-
H. B. No. 186-A bill to be entitled An Act prohibiting is-
suance of warrant for salaries from more than one department
and providing penalty for receiving and cashing such war-
rant with intent to defraud and specifically amending Section
215.35, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to issuance, by the
Comptroller of warrants and limiting payment, to any State
employee,, of salary from more than one department; and
amending Chapter 817 by adding Section 817.38 providing
penalty for any State employee knowingly receiving salary
from more than one department.
The bill was read the first time by title .and referred to
the Committee on Governmental Reorganization.

Mr. Shepperd, Chairman of the Committee on Appropria-
tions, requested that H. B. No. 133 be withdrawn from that
Committee since the bill does not provide for an appropriation.

Without objection, H. B. No. 133 was ordered withdrawn
from the Committee on Appropriations, and remained in the
Committee on Claims and State Pensions.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS FOR SECOND
READING
H. B. No. 69-A bill to be entitled An Act exempting hotels,
apartment houses, rooming houses and restaurants from the
provisions of Chapter 24096, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947, re-
lating to design, installation, alteration, maintenance and in-













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section of elevators; and repealing all laws in conflict here-
with.
-was taken up.
Mr. Schuh moved that the rules be waived and H. B. No. 69
be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and H. B.
No. 69 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Schuh moved that the rules be further waived and
H. B. No. 69 be read a third time in full and placed upon its



passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds
No. 69 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:



Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
David
Dayton
Ayes-86.
Nays-None.



Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Griggs
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin



vote and H. B.



on the passage of the bill the

McClure Shepperd
McMullen Simpson
Melvin Slaughter
Merchant Smith, L. W.
Merritt Smith, M. B.
Monahan Smith, W. A.
Moody Stewart
Morgan Stockdale
Nesmith Strayhorn
Odham Summers
Papy Surles
Parker Sweeny
Patton Tapper
Pearce Thornal
Peeples Usina
Phillips Whitlock
Pooser Williams
Rood Wise
Saunders, D. H. Wotitzky
Saunders, S. D. Yeomans
Scarborough
Schuh



So the bill passed and was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 70-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
509.03, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to duties of the Hotel
Commission; charging Hotel Commission with sole responsibil-
ity in certain inspection activities; and repealing all laws in
conflict herewith.
-was taken up.
Mr. Schuh moved that the rules be waived and H. B. No. 70
be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and H. B.
No. 70 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Bollinger of Palm Beach offered the following amend-
ment to H. B. No. 70.
In Section 1, Paragraph (4), of the bill, strike out the
period at the end thereof and insert the following in lieu
thereof:
"Provided, however, that any city, town or county may have
such supplemental inspection as they may desire."
Mr. Bollinger moved the adoption of the amendment.

The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Schuh moved that the rules be further waived and H. B.
No. 70, as amended, be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and H. B.
No. 70, as amended, was read a third time in full.

When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was;



Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
Ayes-90.
Nays-None.



David
Dayton
Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Griggs
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis



McAlpin Sellar
McClure Shepperd
McMullen Simpson
Melvin Slaughter
Merchant Smith, L. W.
Merritt Smith, M. B.
Monahan Smith, W. A.
Moody Stewart
Morgan Stockdale.
Nesmith Strayhorn
Odham Summers
Papy Surles
Parker Sweeny
Patton Tapper
Pearce Thornal
Peeples Usina
Phillips Whitlock
Pooser Williams
Rood Wise
Saunders, D. H. Wotitzky
Saunders, S. D. Yeomans
Scarborough
Schuh



So the bill passed, as amended, and was referred to the
Chief Clerk for engrossment.
Mr. Merritt asked unanimous consent to be recorded as
voting "aye' on the passage of H. B. No. 70.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
H. B. No. 79-A bill to be entitled An Act repealing all con-
tinuing appropriations and all unobligated lump sum appro-
priations which extend beyond June 30, 1949, and making cer-
tain exceptions thereto, appropriating and transferring all
funds on hand in same to the General Revenue Fund.
-was taken up.
Mr. Lantaff moved that the rules be waived and H. B.
No. 79 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and H. B.
No. 79 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Lantaff asked unanimous consent to now take up and
consider H. B. No. 167, which is on the Calendar of House bills
for second reading.

Without objection-

H. B. No. 167-A bill to be entitled An Act repealing all
continuing appropriations and all unobligated lump sum ap-
propriations which extend beyond June 30, 1949, and making
certain exceptions thereto, appropriating and transferring all
funds on hand in same to the General Revenue Fund.
-was taken up.
Mr. Lantaff moved that the rules be waived and H. B.
No. 167 be read a second time by title.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and H. B.
No. 167 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Lantaff moved that H. B. No. 167 be substituted for
and considered in lieu of H. B. No. 79.
The motion was agreed to, and H. B. No. 167 was substi-
tuted for H. B. No. 79.
Mr. Okell entered the Chamber at this time and asked to
be recorded present.

Mr. Lantaff moved that the rules be furthered waived and
H. B. No. 167 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and H. B.
No. 167 was read a third time in full.













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When the vote was taken
result was:
Mr. Speaker David
Allen Dayton
Andrews Dekle
Beasley Dowda
Bedenbaugh Dunn
Bollinger Elliott
Botts Frank
Branch Fuqua
Bridges Griggs
Bronson Haley
Bryant Heath
Burnsed Henderson
Burton Hendry
Burwell Hethcox
Carlton Hough
Carraway Hudson
Clement Keith
Cobb Lancaster, D.
Collins Lancaster, H.
Cook Lantaff
Copeland Luckie
Courtney MacWilliam
Ayes-88.
Nays-None.



on the passage of the bill, the

Mathis Schuh
McAlpin Sellar
McMullen Shepperd
Melvin Simpson
Merchant Slaughter
Merritt Smith, L. W.
Monahan Smith, M. B.
Moody Smith, W. A.
Nesmith Stewart
Odham Stockdale
Okell Strayhorn
Papy Summers
Parker Surles
Patton Sweeny
Pearce Tapper
Peeples Thornal
Phillips Usina
Pooser Whitlock
Rood Williams
Saunders, D. H. Wise
Saunders, S. D. Wotitzky
Scarborough Yeomans



So the bill passed and was o dered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Lantaff moved that H. B. No. 79 be indefinitely post-
poned.
The motion was agreed to, and H. B. No. 79 was indefinitely
postponed.
H. B. No. 80-A bill to be entitled An Act related to the
Hotel Commission; adding Section 509.011, Florida Statutes;
providing for changing the name of the State Hotel Commis-
sion to State Hotel and Restaurant Commission; preserving
and vesting in said Commission and its membership all the
appropriations, rights, powers, duties and responsibilities now
vested in the State Hotel Commission and State Hotel Com-
missioner; making all laws pertaining to the State Hotel Com-
mission and State Hotel Commissioner applicable to the State
Hotel and Restaurant Commission and the Commissioner
thereof; and repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
-was taken up.
Mr. Schuh moved that the rules be waived and H. B. No. 80
be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and H. B.
No. 80 was read a second time by title.
Amendment No. 1:
Mr. Lantaff of Dade offered the following amendment to
H. B. No. 80.
In Section 1, beginning on line 15 of the section, strike out
the words:
"All appropriations for the use of the Hotel Commission and
its Commissioner for the biennium or continuing in nature
previously made, or made at this session of the Legislature
shall be construed to be for the use of the State Hotel and
Restaurant Commission and its Commissioner to be used
for the purposes set out in the laws making the appropria-
tions."
Mr. Lantaff moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Amendment No. 2:

Mr. Lantaff of Dade offered the following amendment to
H. B. No. 80.
In the title of the bill, strike out the words:
"The appropriations."



Mr. Lantaff moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Lantaff moved that the rules be further waived and
H. B. No. 80, as amended, be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and H. B.
No. 80, as amended, was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:



Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
Ayes-85.
Pooser
Nay-1.



David
Dayton
Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Griggs
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hudson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis



McAlpin
McClure
McKendree
McMullen
Melvin
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Okell
Papy
Parker
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Rood
Saunders, D. H
Saunders, S. D.



Scarborough
Schuh
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Slaughter
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Smith, W. A.
Stockdale.
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Thornal
Usina
Whitlock
Wise
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So the bill passed, as amended, and was- referred to the
Chief Clerk for engrossment.
H. B. No. 150-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
appointment of a coordinator of seafood industry to be ap-
pointed by the Governor; defining his duties; providing com-
pensation of coordinator and repealing all laws in conflict
herewith.
-was taken up.
Mr. Yeomans moved that the rules be waived and H. B.
No. 150 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and H. B.
No. 150 was read a second time by title.
Amendment No. 1.
Mr. Yeomans, of Citrus offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 150:
Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the
following:
"Section 1. That the Governor of the State of Florida shall
appoint a coordinator of seafood industry, who shall hold
his office at the pleasure of the Governor. The coordinator
of seafood industry shall be a person experienced, qualified
and acquainted with the seafood industry.
Section 2. The coordinator of seafood industry shall be
the chief law enforcement officer of the State Board of
Conservation and shall be in charge of the enforcement of
all conservation laws and shall have charge of all public
relations of the conservation department.
Section 3. The salary of the coordinator so appointed by
the Governor shall be not more than Sixty-five Hundred
($6,500.00) Dollars annually, payable monthly the same as
salaries of other State officials or employees.
Section 4. All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this
Act be and the same are hereby repealed.
Section 5. This Act shall take effect immediately upon
its becoming a law."



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Mr. Yeomans moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Under Paragraph 8 of Section Six, House Bill No. 150
was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
Mr. Beasley moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 150 be withdrawn from the Committee on Appro-
priations and, after engrossment by the Chief Clerk, placed
on the Calendar of House Bills for Third Reading.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Bill No. 150 was withdrawn from the Committee on Appro-
priations and referred to the Chief Clerk for engrossment.
H. B. No. 11-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
192.45 of Florida Statutes, 1941, to provide that trustees of
Internal Improvement Fund, shall be authorized and directed
to convey to any municipality, all lands vested in the State
pursuant to Chapter 18296, Acts of 1937, situated in a munici-
pality of the State without any reservation or restrictions being
contained in such conveyance; providing for application to
the trustees of Internal Improvement Fund by the municipal-
ity for such lands; providing for exemption of such lands from
county ad valorem taxes; and authorizing municipality to
sell, lease, rent or otherwise dispose of such lands and use
the proceeds for any municipal purposes.

-was taken up.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 11 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 11 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 11 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 11 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was
result was:
Mr. Speaker David
Allen Daytoi
Andrews Dekle
Beasley Dowda
Bedenbaugh Dunn
Black Elliott
Bollinger Frank
Branch Fuqua
Bridges Griggs
Bronson Haley
Bryant Hende
Burnsed Hendr
Burton Hethcc
Burwell Keith
Carlton Lancaw
Carraway Lanca,
Clement Lantaf
Cobb Luckie
Collins MacW
Cook Mathi
Copeland McClu
Courtney McKe
Ayes-85.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed.



Taken on the passage of the bill the



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McMullen Shepperd
Melvin Simpson
Merritt Slaughter
Monahan Smith, L. W.
Moody Smith, M. B.
Morgan Smith, W. A.
Nesmith Stockdale
Odham Strayhorn
Okell Summers
Papy Surles
Parker Sweeny
Patton Tapper
Pearce Thornal
Peeples Usina
Phillips Whitlock
Pooser Williams
Rood Wise
Saunders, D. H. Wotitzky
Saunders, S. D. Yeomans
Scarborough
Schuh
Sellar



Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 11 be immediately certified to the Senate.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it
was so ordered.

H. B. No. 39-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to and
regulating the taking of oysters, by making it unlawful to take
oysters during the closed season, from the public state owned
oyster grounds, private, leased or granted oyster grounds or
artificial beds of oysters of riparian owners, same being all



April 12, 1949



oyster grounds, beds, or reefs of the State of Florida; to pre-
scribe the size of oysters to be taken at any time, and to reg-
ulate the unloading, disposition and sale of oysters; providing
for leasing of lands on recommendation of director of oyster
culture; providing that title to oyster shells remain in State;
providing for penalties for violations, making provisions for the
enforcement hereof and repealing conflicting laws.
-was taken up.
Mr. Patton moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 39 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 39 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Patton moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 39 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 39 was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
David
Ayes-89.
Pooser
Nays-1.



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



Dayton
Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Griggs
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin



McClure Sellar
McKendree Shepperd
McMullen Simpson
Melvin Slaughter
Merchant Smith, L. W.
Merritt Smith, M. B.
Monahan Stewart
Moody Stockdale
Morgan Strayhorn
Nesmith Summers
Odham Surles
Okell Sweeny
Papy Tapper
Parker Thornal
Patton Usina
Pearce Whitlock.
Peeples Williams
Phillips Wise
Rood Wotitzky
Saunders, D. H. Yeomans
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh



So the bill passed.
Mr. Patton moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 39 be immediately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
EXPLANATION OF MY VOTE ON HOUSE BILL NO. 39
I object to any law prohibiting an individual or concern
from harvesting any crop which he has produced on his own
property at his own expense by his own efforts.
W. POOSER, Representative, Jackson County.
ENGROSSING REPORTS
House of Representatives
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Engrossing Clerk, to whom was referred, with amend-
ments, after second reading-
H. B. No. 150-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
appointment of a coordinator of seafood industry to be ap-
pointed by the Governor; defining his duties; providing com-



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pensation of coordinator and repealing all laws in conflict
herewith.
Begs leave to report same has been carefully examined and
found to be correctly engrossed.
Very respectfully,
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Engrossing Clerk ex-officio as
Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives.
And House Bill No. 150, contained in the above report,
was placed on the Calendar of House Bills for Third Reading.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and the House
now take up H. B. No. 150, which is on the Calendar of House
bills for Third Reading.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS FOR THIRD READ-
ING
H. B. No. 150-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
appointment of a coordinator of seafood industry to be ap-
pointed by the Governor; defining his duties; providing com-
pensation of coordinator and repealing all laws in conflict
herewith.
-was taken up.
Mr. Yeomans moved that the rules be further waived and
H. B. No. 150, as amended, be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and H. B.
No. 150, as amended, was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:



Mr. Speaker
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Cook
Courtney
David
Ayes-83.
Allen
Copeland



Dayton
Dekle
Dunn
Elliott
Fuqua
Griggs
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin



Frank



on the passage of the bill the

McClure Sellar
McKendree Shepperd
McMullen Simpson
Melvin Slaughter
Merchant Smith, L. W.
Merritt Smith, M. B.
Monahan Stewart
Moody Stockdale
Morgan Strayhorn
Nesmith Summers
Odham Surles
Okell Sweeny
Papy Tapper
Patton Thornal
Pearce Usina
Peeples Whitlock
Phillips Williams
Rood Wise
Saunders, D. H. Wotitzky
Saunders, S. D. Yeomans
Scarborough



Pooser



Smith, W. A.



Nays-5.
So the bill passed.
Mr. Yeomans moved that the rules be waived and H. B.
No. 150 be immediately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and the House
now revert to the order of Introduction of House bills, joint
resolutions, House resolutions, concurrent resolutions and me-
morials.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.



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INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, 5OINT RESOLU-
TIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT RESOLU-
TIONS AND MEMORIALS.

By Mr. Branch of Hillsborough-



H. B. No. 187-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
establishment and operation of a hospital for the care and
treatment of chronic alcoholics, providing the procedure for
the commitment of chronic alcoholics to said hospital, the
cost of such proceeding and treatment, duties of the County
Judge, the discharge of said alcoholics, levying an additional
tax on certain alcoholic beverages, and appropriating the
proceeds of said tax to carry out the purposes of the Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.

By Mr. McMullen of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 18?-A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize one
of whom a bond, undertaking or other obligation is required,
to enter into agreements with his surety or sureties for the
deposit of moneys and assets for which they are responsible
with a bank, savings bank, safe-deposit or trust company
or with other depository approved by the Court for safe-
keeping, and in such manner as to prevent withdrawal of
such money or assets without the written consent of such
surety or sureties or an order of Court; and providing that
such agreement shall not release the liability of the principal
or sureties under the terms of said bond.

The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Wotitzky of Charlotte-
H. B. No. 189-A bill to be entitled An Act improving and
ratifying that certain compact entered into by the State of
Florida and other Southern States by and through their
respective Governors on February 8, 1948, as amended, rela-
tive to the development and maintenance of Regional Edu-
cation Services and Schools in the Southern States in the
professional, technological, scientific, literary and other fields
so as to provide greater educational advantages and facilities
for the citizens of the several States who reside in such
region; to declare that the State of Florida is a party to said
compact and that the agreements, covenants and obliga-
tions therein are binding upon the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education.
By Messrs. Merchant of Madison, Summers of Liberty,
Saunders of Clay and Pooser of Jackson.
H. B. No. 190-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
salaries of all State employees aggregating five thousand
($5,000) dollars per year or more, and provide for a flat
reduction of ten per cent (10%).
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Messrs. Bryant of Marion, Moody and Branch of Hills-
borough-
H. B. No. 191-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 201.02, Florida Statutes 1941, relative to tax on deeds
and other instruments relative to lands, etc., by including
leases, and the basis of determining tax thereon, and by
providing that stamps in the proper amount shall be affixed
to such instruments and duly cancelled before same shall
be admissible to record or be recorded in any public record
in this State or be enforceable in any court of this State;
and to amend Section 201.08, Florida Statutes 1941, relative
to tax on promissory notes, written obligations to pay money,
assignment of wages, etc., by providing that where promis-
sory notes or bonds are secured by mortgage, deed of trust
or written evidence of a specific lien in the nature of a
mortgage the tax shall be on such instrument and each
renewal thereof, and not on the notes or bonds, and on each
$100.00 of the indebtedness or obligation evidenced thereby
the tax shall be ten cents; and by virtue of the benefit and
protection accorded to the owners of such notes and bonds



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through the laws of Florida, stamps in the proper amount
shall be affixed to such instruments and duly cancelled
before same shall be admissible to record or be recorded in
any public record of this State or be enforceable in any
court of this State.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Pooser of Jackson-
H. B. No. 192-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the salary
of the Governor of the State of Florida.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Appropriations.
By Mr. Morgan of Duval-
H. B. No. 193-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
County Commissioners of those Counties in the State of Flor-
ida where the sale of intoxicating liquors is ,permitted, and
who are authorized to establish or have established Zoning and
Planning Boards, to determine the distance from churches
and schools within which intoxicating liquors may be sold
in those areas within said Counties outside the limits of incor-
porated cities and towns that are now, or which may hereafter
be, designated or zoned for business purposes; providing that
such distance so determined shall not be less than the dis-
tance established by ordinance in the County Seats of the
respective Counties in which County Commissioners exercise
such authority, or not more than the distance established
by general law in the absence of any such authority being
exercised by the County Commissioners.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Business Regulations.
By Mr. MacWilliam of Indian River-
H. B. No. 194-A bill to be entitled An Act making it unlaw-
ful for a licensee under Sections 511.03, 511.04, 511.06, 511.07,
511.08, 511.09, 511.10, Florida Statutes, 1941, to operate, engage
in or permit illegal gambling at place of licensed business or
licensed premises; providing for revocation of license, hearing,
appeal; repealing all conflicting laws; providing effective date
of Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Business Regulations.
By Mr. Carlton of Duval-
H. B. No. 195-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
516.17, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the assignment of
wages and other compensations given to secure loans.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks and Loans.
By Mr. MacWilliam of Indian River-
H. B. No. IE6-A bill to be entitled An Act providing that
it shall be unlawful for licensee under beverage laws to en-
gage in or permit illegal gambling on licensed premises; pro-
viding for revocation of beverage license; hearing; appeal to
court; repealing all conflicting laws; fixing date Act to take
effect.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Business Regulations.
By Mr. MacWilliam of Indian River-
H. B. No. 197-A bill to be entitled An Act making it un-
lawful for occupational licensee to engage in or permit illegal
gambling on business premises; making it a misdemeanor for
tax collector to issue or renew license of person convicted of
violation of this Act; repealing conflicting laws; providing
effective date of Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
.the Committee on Business Regulations,
By Messrs. Courtney and Mathis of Bay-
H. B. No. 198-A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and
empower the Board of County Commissioners of Bay County,
Florida, to appropriate and pay the sum of not exceeding three



E OF REPRESENTATIVES April 12, 1949

thousand ($3,000.00) dollars per annum as compensation for an
accredited librarian employed by the Bay County Public Li-
brary Association; and to authorize and empower the Board
of County Commissioners of Bay County, Florida, to take
from the general fund of Bay County, Florida, all funds nec-
essary to carry out this Act.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to H. B. No. 198.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
Mr. Clement moved that the House do now revert to regular
order of business.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
The following registrations with the Chief Clerk were made
under Rule 14:
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Asher Frank, my occupa-
tion is Director, Florida Safety Council, and that I am em-
ployed by Florida Safety Council, and appear in the interest
of Saving Lives, whose address is Greyhound Bldg., Tampa.
Florida, and for the following period 1949 Session of Legisla-
lature.
ASHER FRANK
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
PAULINE M. YATES
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires April 3, 1953.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Harry A. Johnston, my
occupation is Attorney-at-Law, and appear in the interest
of State Association of County Commissioners, and for the
following period 1949 session of Legislature.
HARRY A. JOHNSTON
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
PAULINE M. YATES
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires April 3, 1953.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Walter C. Mallory, my
occupation is General Manager, and that I am employed by
Florida Automobile Dealer's Association, whose address is
27 E. Central Avenue, Orlando, Florida, and for the follow-
ing period annually.
WALTER C. MALLORY
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
PAULINE M. YATES
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires April 3, 1953.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Ralph A. Marsicano, my















occupation is Attorney, and that I am employed by City of
Tampa and Florida League of Municipalities, whose address
is Tampa, Fla., and St. Petersburg, Fla., and for the follow-
ing period 1949 Session of Legislature.
RALPH A MARSICANO
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
ONA C. GARDNER
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires July 22, 1951.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Carl P. Weidling, my
occupation is Attorney-at-Law, and that I am employed by
State Association of Small Loan Companies, whose address is
Tampa Theatre Bldg., Tampa, Florida, and for the following
period annually.
CARL P. WEIDLING
State of Florida
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
PAULINE M. YATES
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires April 3, 1953.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is William H. Barnett, my
occupation is fireman, and that I am employed by City of
Jacksonville, and appear in the interest of Florida State
Firemen's Association, whose address is Jacksonville, and for
the following period annually.
WILLIAM H. BARNETT
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
PAULINE M. YATES
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires April 3, 1953.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Marjorie Haynes, my occu-
pation is Eecutive Secretary of Progressive Party of Florida,
and that I am employed by Progressive Party of Florida, whose
address is 206 Polk St., Room No. 7, Tampa, Florida, and for
the following period annually.
MARJORIE HAYNES
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of April,
A. D. 1949.
PAULINE M. YATES
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires April 3, 1953.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
April 12, 1949
Mr. Beasley of Walton, Chairman of the Committee on
Public Welfare, Social Security and Workmen's Compensa-
tion, reports that the Committee has carefully considered the
following bill and recommends it pass:
By Mr. Beasley of Walton-

H. B. No. 112-A bill to be entitled An Act reappropriating
certain unexpended state welfare funds and providing for the



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carry-over of state welfare funds unexpended at the end of
the first fiscal year of the biennium.
And H. B. No. 112, contained in the above report, was re-
ferred to the Committee on Appropriations.
April 12, 1949
Mr. Luckie of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on Judi-
ciary (Civil), reports that the Committee has carefully con-
sidered the following bills and recommends they pass:
By Messrs. Okell, Lantaff and Stockdale of Dade-
H. B. No. 97-A bill to be entitled An Act to fix the number
of jurors required to agree to a verdict in civil cases tried
by a jury of six jurors.
By Messrs. Carlton of Duval, Lantaff and Okell of Dade-
H. B. No. 138-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to expert
witnesses in civil actions and providing for fees of expert wit-
nesses in such actions.
By Messrs. Carlton of Duval, Okell and Lantaff of Dade-
H. B. No. 140-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 47.29, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to service of process
in certain civil actions arising out of the operation of motor
vehicles.
By Mr. Okell of Dade-
H. B. No. 164-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
service of witness subpoenas in civil actions.
By Mr. Henderson of Leon-
H. B. No. 174-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for one
stenographer for the office of State Attorney in each Judicial
Circuit of the State of Florida, and fixing compensation to
be paid to said stenographer.
And H. B. Nos. 97, 138, 140 and 164, contained in the above
report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Read-
ing.
And H. B. No. 174, also contained in the above report, was
referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
April 12, 1949.
Mr. Wotitzky of Charlotte, Chairman of the Committee on
Education, reports that the Committee has carefully con-
sidered the following bill and recommends it pass:
By Mr. Wotitzky of Charlotte-

H. B. No. 189-A bill to be entitled An Act improving and
ratifying that certain compact entered into by the State of
Florida and other Southern States by and through their
respective Governors on February 8, 1948, as amended, rela-
tive to the development and maintenance of Regional Edu-
cation Services and Schools in the Southern States in the
professional, technological, scientific, literary and other fields
so as to provide greater educational advantages and facilities
for the citizens of the several States who reside in such
region; to declare that the State of Florida is a party to said
compact and that the agreements, covenants and obliga-
tions therein are binding upon the State of Florida.
And H. B. No. 189, contained in the above report, was placed
on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.

April 12, 1949.

Mr. Merritt of Escambia, Chairman of the Committee on
State Institutions, Services and Supplies, reports that the
Committee has carefully considered the following bill and rec-
ommends it pass:
By Messrs. Black and Whitlock of Alachua-

H. B. No. 157-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Farm
Colony for Feebleminded; adding Section 393.051, Florida
Statutes, 1941; providing for furloughing of inmates.



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And H. B. No. 157, contained in the above report, was placed
on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
April 12, 1949.
Mr. Shepperd of St. Johns, Chairman of the Committee on
Appropriations, reports that the Committee has carefully con-
sidered the following bills and recommends they pass:
By Messrs. Melvin of Santa Rosa, Wise of Okaloosa, and
Beasley of Walton-
H. B. No. 115-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chap-
ter 24167, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947, being Section 27.19
of 1947 Cumulative Supplement to Volume I of Florida
Statutes, 1941, relating to Assistant State Attorneys, so as to
provide for an Assistant State Attorney for the First Judicial
Circuit of Florida.
By Mr. Carraway of Leon-
H. B. No. 117-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 589.05, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the employ-
ment of the State Forester.
And H. B. Nos. 115 and 117, contained in the above report,
was placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
April 12, 1949.
Mr. Beasley of Walton, Chairman of the Committee on
Public Welfare, Social Security and Workmen's Compensation,
reports that the Committee has carefully considered the fol-
lowing bill and recommends it pass:
By Mr. Beasley of Walton-
H. B. No. 1ll-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 409.17, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Section 1,
Chapter 20714, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941, Section 1,
Chapter 21879, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, and Section 1,
Chapter 23895, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947. Relating to aid
to the blind.
And H. B. No. 111, contained in the above report, was placed
on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
April 12, 1949.
Mr. Beasley of Walton, Chairman of the Committee on Pub-
lic Welfare, Social Security and Workmen's Compensation,
reports that the Committee has carefully considered the fol-
lowing bill and recommends it pass:
By Mr. Beasley of Walton-

H. B. No. 96-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 409.30, Florida Statutes of 1941, the same being Sec-
tion 1, Chapter 21954, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, relating
to the payment of accrued public assistance on death of per-
son entitled thereto and repealing all laws in conflict here-
with.
And H. B. No. 96, contained in the above report, was placed
on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
ENGROSSING REPORTS
House of Representatives
Tallahassee, Florida, April 11, 1949.

The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
SYour Engrossing Clerk, to whom was referred, with amend-
ments, after third reading-
H. B. No. 52-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to public
printing and stationery, Florida Statutes, 1941, (1947 Cumula-
tive Supplement) amending Sections 283.12, 283.15, 283.17,
283.18, 283.19, 283.20, 283.22, 283.23 and 283.24; repealing
Section 283.16; and transferring Subsection) (4), Subpara-
graphs (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), (G), of Section 16.50
and renumbering it Section 283.25.



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Begs leave to report same has been carefully examined and
found to be correctly engrossed.
Very respectfully,
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Engrossing Clerk ex-officio as
Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives.
And House Bill No. 52 contained in the above report, was
ordered to be certified to the Senate.
House of Representatives
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Engrossing Clerk, to whom was referred, with amend-
ments, after third reading-
H. B. No. 70-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
509.03, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to duties of the Hotel
Commission; charging Hotel Commission with sole responsibil-
ity in certain inspection activities; and repealing all laws in
conflict herewith.
Begs leave to report same has been carefully examined and
found to be correctly engrossed.
Very respectfully,
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Engrossing Clerk ex-officio as
Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives.
And House Bill No. 70, contained in the above report, was
ordered to be certified to the Senate.
House of Representatives
Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Engrossing Clerk, to whom was referred, with amend-
ments, after third reading-
H. B. No. 80-A bill to be entitled An Act related to the
Hotel Commission; adding Section 509.011, Florida Statutes;
providing for changing the name of the State Hotel Commis-
sion to State Hotel and Restaurant Commission; preserving
and vesting in said Commission and its membership all rights,
powers, duties and responsibilities now vested in the State Ho-
tel Commission and State Hotel Commissioner; making all laws
pertaining to the State Hotel Commission and State Hotel
Commissioner applicable to the State Hotel and Restaurant
Commission and the Commissioner thereof; and repealing all
laws in conflict herewith.
Begs leave to report same has been carefully examined and
found to be correctly engrossed.
Very respectfully,
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Engrossing Clerk ex-officio as
Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives.
And House Bill No. 80, contained in the above report, was
ordered to be certified to the Senate.
ENROLLING REPORTS
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Enrolling Clerk to whom was referred-
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S. B. No. 13-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and the
11.12, 1947 Supplement Florida Statutes 1941, relative to the House now adjourn to reconvene at 10:00 o'clock tomorrow
salary, subsistence and mileage of members of the legislature, morning.
and making an appropriation therefore.
and making an appropriation therefore. The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Begs leave to report same have been properly enrolled,
signed by the President and Secretary of the Senate, and Thereupon, at the hour of 11:47 A.M. the House stood
by the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House of Representa- adjourned until 10:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.
tives, and presented to the Governor on April 12, 1949, for
his approval.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Enrolling Clerk ex-officio as
Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives.














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Wednesday, April 13, 1949



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



The roll was taken and
corded present:
Mr. Speaker Dekle
Allen Dowda
Andrews Dunn
Bedenbaugh Elliott
Black Frank
Bollinger Fuqua
Botts Griggs
Branch Haley
Bridges Heath
Bronson Henderson
Bryant Hendry
Burnsed Hethcox
Burton Hough
Burwell Hudson
Carlton Johnson
Carraway Keith
Clement Lancaster, I
Cobb Lancaster, I
Collins Lantaff
Cook Luckie
Copeland MacWilliam
Courtney Mathis
David McAlpin
Dayton McClure
A quorum present.



the following members were re-

McKendree Schuh
McMullen Sellar
Melvin Shepperd
Merchant Simpson
Merritt Slaughter
Monahan Smith, L. W.
Moody Smith, M. B.
Morgan Smith, W. A.
Nesmith Stockdale
Odham Strayhorn
Okell Summers
Papy Surles
Parker Sweeny
Patton Tapper
Pearce Thornal
Peeples Usina
Phillips Whitlock
. Pooser Williams
Roberts (excused) Wise
Rood Wotitzky
Sapp (excused) Yeomans
Saunders, D. H.
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough



Excused: Messrs. Sapp and Roberts.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend J. L.
Hunter, Chaplain:
O Lord, our Guide even unto death, grant us I pray Thee
grace to follow Thee whithersoever Thou goest. In little daily
duties to which Thou dost call us, bow down our wills to
simple obedience and give us patience under provocation.
Make us to be strictly truthful of word and pleasant of
manner; gracious in humility and courteously kind to every-
one.
In the greater acts of duty may we strive to be perfect in
motive and clear in vision, courageous in effort.
Lift us, if need be given, to the grace of self sacrifice, even
to the laying down of our lives for Thy truth's sake or even
for a brother's sake-For Christ's sake.-Amen.
The Journal for Monday, April 11, was ordered corrected
as follows:
On Page 61, Column 2, Line 6 counting from the bottom of
the page, strike out the figures "232.06" and insert "323.06."
On Page 63, Column 2, Line 30 counting from the bottom of
the page, after the word "amended" insert the word "and."
On Page 67, Column 2, Line 32 counting from the top of
the page, strike out the word "paying" and insert the word
"payment."
On Page 69, Column 1, under Roll Call on Senate Bill No.
13, strike out the name "Peeples."
The Journal for Monday, April 11, was ordered corrected and
as corrected was approved.
The Journal for Tuesday, April 12, was ordered corrected
and as corrected was approved.
Mr. Shepperd moved that House Bill No. 136, which was
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withdrawn from that committee and referred to the Com-
mittee on Judiciary (Criminal).
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 136 was
ordered referred to the Committee on Judiciary (Criminal).
The Speaker announced the following changes in mem-
bership of committees:
Mr. Phillips of Hernando has resigned from the Committee
on Appropriations.
Mr. Yeomans of Citrus has resigned from the Committee
on Business Regulations, and has been placed on the Com-
mittee on Appropriations.
Mr. Roberts of Bradford requested that he be excused from
attendance upon the sessions today and tomorrow because of
illness.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS,
HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT RESOLU-
TIONS AND MEMORIALS.
By Mr. Patton of Franklin-
H. B. No. 199-A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of
Mrs. John Joseph Segree for the death of her husband, John
Joseph Segree, while employed as a bridge tender in the State
Road Department of the State of Florida; providing for the
payment by the State Road Department of the State of Flor-
ida of compensation due Mrs. John Joseph Segree for the
death of her husband, John Joseph Segree.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committees on Claims and State Pensions, and Appropriations.
By Messrs. Fuqua and Rood of Manatee, Moody of Hillsbor-
ough, Cook of Flagler and Burnsed of Baker-
H. B. No. 200-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
Boards of County Commissioners of the several Counties of
the State of Florida to own land for park purposes and to
acquire the same by gift, grant, devise, dedication, or con-
demnation for such purposes, and to maintain the same and
to operate or let concessions thereon without advertisement
and to levy a tax for such purposes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.

By Messrs. Fuqua and Rood of Manatee, Moody of Hills-
borough, Cook of Flagler, and Burnsed of Baker-
H. B. No. 201-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Boards of County Commissioners of the sev-
eral Counties of Florida by appropriate resolution to name,
re-name and provide for the naming of streets and roads
(except State roads designated by number by the State Road
Department) lying in said Counties outside the boundaries of
incorporated municipalities and validating all actions by
Boards of County Commissioners of the several Counties of
the State of Florida relating to the naming and re-naming of
such streets and roads, and further authorizing and empower-
ing the Boards of County Commissioners of the several Coun-
ties of the State of Florida to refuse to record any map or plat
of a subdivision which would result in duplication of names of
streets or roads.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Messrs. Fuqua and Rood of Manatee, Moody of Hills-
borough, Cook of Flagler, and Burnsed of Baker-















H. B. No. 202-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
Boards of County Commissioners to procure and pay pre-
miums on liability insurance against tort actions; requir-
ing insurer to waive defense of governmental immunity in any
suit brought against County; waiving Governmental immunity
only to extent of insurance carried; and ratifying premium pay-
ments heretofore made for such insurance.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Messrs. Fuqua and Rood of Manatee, Moody of Hills-
borough, Cook of Flagler, and Burnsed of Baker-
H. B. No. 203-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of the sev-
eral Counties of the State of Florida to levy a special tax for
advertising and publicity purposes and to expend the moneys
derived therefrom for such purposes.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Fuqua and Rood of Manatee, Moody of Hills-
borough, Cook of Flagler, and Burnsed of Baker-
H. B. No. 204-A bill to be entitled An Act providing that
no transfer or assignment of State and County or County tax
sale certificates shall be valid and binding against the State,
County, Clerk of the Circuit Court or Board of County Com-
missioners unless and until such transfer or assignment shall
be recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court
of the County in which the land described in such certificate
is situate; providing that persons or corporations claiming as
assignees prior to the effective date of this Act shall have
sixty days after this law becomes effective to record their
assignments; and repealing all laws in conflict.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Fuqua and Rood of Manatee, Moody of Hills-
borough, Cook of Flagler, and Burnsed of Baker-
H. B. No. 205-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 136.06, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to the withdrawal
of funds from county depositories; providing the methods of
such withdrawals and the use of facsimile signatures and
seals on checks and warrants.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Banks and Loans.
By Messrs. Fuqua and Rood of Manatee, Moody of Hills-
borough, Cook of Flagler, and Burnsed of Baker-
H. B. No. 206-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 193.29 and Section 193.30, Florida Statutes, 1941, relat-
ing to taxation and finance to provide for filing of copies of
county assessment rolls with the Comptroller, for use by the
Tax Collectors of original assessment rolls and filing thereof
with Clerks of the Circuit Courts and authorizing Tax
Assessors to destroy under certain conditions copies of the tax
roll retained by them and authorizing Clerks o' Circuit Courts
to destroy duplicate assessment rolls for prior years now on
file in their offices.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Fuqua and Rood of Manatee, Moody of Hills-
borough, Cook of Flagler. and Burnsed of Baker-
H. B. No. 207-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
conveyances by Boards of County Commissioners to churches
or to trustees for churches of lands owned by such and
used for church purposes at time of acquisition "y Counties
under Chapter 22079, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, or Acts
Amendatory thereof; providing for private sale without ad-
vertising; and permitting such boards to determine amounts
to be paid.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Fuqua and Rood of Manatee, Moody of Hills-
borough, Cook of Flagler, and Burnsed of Baker-



H. B. No. 208-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 125.08, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to competitive
bids on certain contracts and purchases made by Boards of
County Commissioners, said amendment authorizing certain
contracts and purchases to be made without competitive bids
when the amount to be expended therefore does not exceed
five hundred dollars and further authorizing such contracts
and purchases to be made by unanimous vote of the members
of Boards of County Commissioners in cases of emergency
when the amount to be expended therefore does not exceed
one thousand dollars.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Local Government.

By Messrs. Fuqua and Rood of Manatee, Moody of Hills-
borough, Cook of Flagler and Burnsed of Baker-
H. B. No. 209-A bill to be entitled An Act defining the
words "plat" and "to plat"; requiring the recording of plats
of certain lands; making it a misdemeanor to sell or contract
in respect of platted lands unless the plat whereof is recorded
except by order of court; authorizing the Board of County
Commissioners of each county to prescribe the width of
roads, streets, alleys and other thoroughfares, except State
roads, and set backs therefrom; providing procedure for va-
cating of plats; authorizing the Boards of County Commis-
missioners of each county to adopt rules and regulations to
effectuate the provisions of this Act; repealing all laws and
parts of laws in conflict herewith and fixing the effective
time of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary (Criminal).
By Messrs. Fuqua and Rood of Manatee, Moody of Hills-
borough, Cook of Flagler, and Burnsed of Baker-
H. B. No. 210-A bill to be entitled An Act pertaining to
Plats and Platting and defining the same; requiring the ap-
proval and recording of Plats in certain cases; prohibiting the
conveyance, leasing or mortgaging of lands, or any agree-
ment with reference thereto by reference solely to a Plat
unless such Plat shall have been approved and recorded, and
making any such prohibited conveyances, leases or mortgages
or agreements void and prohibiting the recording of the same;
making it a misdemeanor to sell or contract to sell Platted
lands unless a Plat thereof is approved and recorded ex-
cept by order of court; authorizing the Board of County Com-
missioners of each county and the governing body of each
municipality to prescribe the width of roads, streets, alleys
and other thoroughfares, except State roads, and setbacks
therefrom; making certain requirements a prerequisite to
approval of Plats; providing procedure for and effect of va-
cating plats; authorizing Board of County Commissioners of
each county and governing body of each municipality to
adopt rules and regulations to effectuate provisions and pur-
poses of this Act; repealing all laws and parts of laws in
conflict herewith and providing when this Act shall take
effect.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary (Criminal).
By Messrs. Fuqua and Rood of Manatee, Cook of Flagler,
and Burnsed of Baker-

H. B. No. 211.-A bill to be entitled An Act making it un-
lawful to obstruct or change the condition of any part of the
right of way of any public road or street, or to disturb the
same, or to disturb or change the condition of any public
park, without prior written consent of certain authorities;
defining what constitutes such disturbance; providing that
violation of this Act shall constitute a misdemeanor and that
each violation shall constitute a separate offense.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Criminal).

Mr. Moody of Hillsborough asked unanimous consent to
have his name removed as one of the introducers of House
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By Messrs. Fuqua and Rood of Manatee, Moody of Hills-
borough, Cook of Flagler and Burnsed of Baker-
H. B. No. 212-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
Clerks of the Circuit Court in the several counties of the State
of Florida to destroy certain vouchers and cancelled warrants;
to reproduce such vouchers and cancelled warrants by photo-
graphic or microphotographic process in certain cases; mak-
ing such photographs, microphotographs or other reproduc-
tions on film and certified or authenticated reproductions
thereof admissible in evidence; Clerk to notify Board of
County Commissioners of intent to destroy such records.
The bill was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Messrs. Fuqua and Rood of Manatee, Moody of Hills-
borough, Cook of Flagler and Burnsed of Baker-
H. B. No. 213-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to bond
elections in counties having voting machines; authorizing the
Boards of County Commissioners, the Boards of Public In-
structions, the governing bodies of municipalities, and all
other public bodies permitted by law to call bond elections in
such counties to designate at the time of calling bond elec-
tions whether or not voting on bond issues shall be on voting
machines or on separate paper ballots; repealing all laws in
conflict herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Messrs. Fuqua and Rood of Manatee, Moody of Hills-
borough, Cook of Flagler, and Burnsed of Baker-
H. B. No. 214-A bill to be entitled An Act vesting title in
the several respective counties of Florida to all lands acquired
by the State of Florida under provisions of Chapter 18296,
Laws of Florida, Acts 1937 Legislature, being Section 192.38
Florida Statutes 1941, and unsold by the State of Florida on
October 1, 1949; and providing that Trustees of Internal Im-
provement Fund of Florida shall certify correct descriptions of
such lands to such respective counties; and providing for sale
and disposition of said lands by said counties, and distribu-
tion of proceeds thereof.
The bill was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Fuqua and Rood of Manatee, Moody of Hills-
borough, Cook of Flagler, and Burnsed of Baker-
H. B. No. 215-A bill to be entitled An Act directing the
cancellation and destruction by Clerks of the Circuit Courts
and the Sheriffs of the several counties of the State of
Florida of any and all bonds given to secure the performance
or non performance of any act, after the expiration of
twenty (20) years from the date of the execution thereof,
providing no action is pending involving said bonds.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Messrs. Fuqua and Rood of Manatee, Moody of Hills-
borough, Cook of Flagler and Burnsed of Baker-
H. B. No. 216-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 704.01, 704.02,, 704,03, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to
easements and providing for the use and maintenance of
easements over certain lands when any land desired for use
as a dwelling or for agricultural or stockraising purposes
has no practical route of egress and ingress.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Merchant of Madison-
H. C. R. No. 217-House Concurrent Resolution relating
to the appointment of a special Joint State Economy Com-
mittee, which shall be composed of three members to be
appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives
and two members to be appointed by the President of the
Senate for the purpose of investigating and recommending
elimination of overlapping and unnecessary jobs and inspec-
tion services of every board, commission and department of
the State Government that may be found to be unnecessary
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Governmental operations; and for the further purpose of
investigating and making recommendations as to any other
economies that may be deemed to be advisable in the interest
of the taxpayers of this State.
The Concurrent Resolution was read the first time by title
and referred to the Committee on Governmental Reorganiza-
tion.
By Messrs. Clement of Pinellas, Nesmith of Wakulla, Elliott
of Palm Beach and Copeland of Collier-
H. B. No. 218-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to tax-
ation, levying and imposing a fuel oil tax, and an excise tax
on fuel oil; levying and imposing a license, tax on every
dealer and distributor of fuel oil; defining fuel oil; providing
for the report of import, sale and use of fuel oil; providing
for the collection and payment of such taxes; providing for
the deposit of the proceeds derived from such taxes in the
general revenue fund; providing for certain exemptions from
raid tax; providing for the refund of such tax under certain
conditions; prescribing the powers and duties of certain offi-
cials with reference thereto; providing for the cost of the
administration of this Act; providing for the enforcement of
this Act and penalties for violation hereof.
The bill was read the first time by its title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By the Committee on Rules and Calendar-
H. C. R. No. 219-PROVIDING FOR THE ADJOURNMENT
OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SEN-
ATE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA ON THURSDAY, APRIL
14, 1949, UNTIL MONDAY, APRIL 18, 1949.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CON-
CURRING:
Section 1. That the House of Representatives and the
Senate of the State of Florida do adjourn on Thursday, April
14, 1949, to meet again on Monday April 18, 1949.
-was read the first time by title.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 219 be read the second time in full.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Concurrent Resolution No. 219 was read the second time in
full.
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of the concurrent resolu-
tion.
The motion was agreed to.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 219 was adopted, and the
same was ordered certified to the Senate.
By Mr. Slaughter of Suwannee-
H. B. No. 220-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
County Prosecuting Attorneys; amending Section 125.04, Flor-
ida Statutes 1941; providing for additional compensation.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.
By Messrs. Andrews and Thornal of Orange-
H. B. No. 221-A bill to be entitled An Act applying only
to Orange County, Florida, regulating the caring for children
away from their parents or guardians and including care for
pregnant females and provision for infants by private persons
and institutions in connection therewith. To provide that the
State Welfare Board shall establish and administer reasonable
rules and regulations, including minimum standards of care
for such enterprises, and requiring those engaged in same to
procure a license which shall be subject to revocation under
certain conditions.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to H. B. No. 221.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and or-
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By Messrs. Moody, Branch and McMullen of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 222-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Hillsbor-
ough County to levy a tax not to exceed two mills per annum
for not more than four consecutive years for the purpose of
raising funds for the acquisition of land and the construction,
repairing and equipping of a Court House or addition thereto
in Hillsborough County, Florida, and authorizing the issuance
of revenue certificates to be paid from the proceeds of such
tax, and further authorizing the use of any funds heretofore
collected for the erection of a Courthouse for any of the pur-
poses set forth in this Act.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to H. B. No. 222.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Mr. Slaughter of Suwannee-
H. B. No. 223-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Coun-
ty Commissioners: amending Section 125.16, Florida Statutes,
1941; providing increased ceilings on compensation.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Local Government.
By Messrs. Hethcox and Sellar of Lake, and Henderson of
Leon-
H. B. No. 224-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring all boat
owners, both private and commercial renters of boats under
16 ft. in salt or fresh waters to have life preservers for each
occupant and penalties for failure to provide.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Criminal).
By Messrs. Moody, Branch and McMullen of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 225-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and
empowering the Board of County Commissioners of Hillsbor-
ough County, Florida, to purchase or condemn lands to be
used for any necessary public purpose and to make it lawful
for said County to deed said land or any part thereof to the
Government of the United States or any branch thereof or to
the State of Florida or any branch thereof as an aid to any
of said governmental organizations in carrying out any public
purposes thereof, and providing for the title to any property
deeded to any such organization to revert to the County upon
failure of said property being used for public purposes.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to H. B. No. 225.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Branch of Hillsborough, Okell and Lantaff of
Dade, Bollinger of Palm Beach and Papy of Monroe.
H. B. No. 226-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
the issuance by the State Motor Vehicle Commissioner of
special license tags to motor vehicle owners who operate ama-
teur radio stations.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Motor Vehicles and Aviation.
By Messrs. Lantaff, Stockdale and Okell of Dade-
H. B. No. 227-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to vet-
erans of both World Wars; providing financial assistance to
certain disabled veterans and making an appropriation.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
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By Messrs. Burton and Griggs of Brevard-
H. B. No. 228-A bill to be entitled An Act making it un-
lawful to solicit rides from drivers of private vehicles on or
adjacent to any public highway in the State of Florida, and
to require pedestrians to walk on the left side of highways
facing approaching traffic where no sidewalks are provided
and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Judiciary (Criminal).
By Messrs. Cobb and Sweeny of Volusia-
H. B. No. 229-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
primary elections; amending Section 102.62, Florida Statutes,
1941, providing maximum expenditures at primary election
and penalty for violation.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Elections.
By Mr. Surles of Polk-
H. B. No. 230-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to liens
on motor vehicles: amending Sections 319.15 and 319.16,
Florida Statutes, 1941; providing for the recording of certain
mechanics' liens in the Motor Vehicle Commission office;
and providing for recording satisfactions of such liens.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Surles of Polk-
H. B. No. 231-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
694.08, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the validating of
certain instruments notwithstanding the lack of seals, or wit-
nesses, or other defects.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Messrs. Clement and McClure of Pinellas, and McMullen
of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 232-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
refunding to incorporated cities and towns gasoline and motor
vehicle fuel taxes paid by them under the provisions of Chap-
ters 208 and 209, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended; to pro-
vide for the manner in which such refunds shall be claimed
and paid; to provide penalties for fraudulent claims and for
the unlawful use of gasoline or motor fuel on which tax
refunds have been claimed or paid; and repealing all laws
and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. McKendree of Nassau-
H. B. No. 233-A bill to be entitled An Act, to amend Sec-
tions 726.02, 726.03, 726.04, 726.05 and 726.06, Laws of Florida,
1941, by providing for the giving of adequate public notice to
all creditors prior to completion of the sale of goods, wares or
merchandise and by adding the sale of business fixtures
and/or equipment to those sales for which notice to creditors
must be given.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Bridges of Calhoun-
H. B. No. 234-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
compensation of the Tax Collector, Tax Assessor and the
Supervisor of Registration in all counties having a popula-
tion of not less than 8200 and not more than 8250 according
to the 1940 Federal Census; authorizing the County Com-
missioners of said counties to pay salaries to said officials
and make certain deductions thereof from their fees and
commissions.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Local Government.
By Mr. Bridges of Calhoun-
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compensation of County Judges in counties of the State, of
Florida having a population of not less than 8000 or more
than 8,500 according to the United States Census of 1940,
in criminal cases, and providing that fees collected in criminal
cases shall be turned into the county fine and forfeiture fund.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Local Government.
By Messrs. McMullen of Hillsborough and McClure and
Clement of Pinellas-
House Memorial No. 236-a memorial to the Congress of the
United States, requesting the reduction or abolition of the
Federal tax upon amusement admissions.
The Memorial was read the first time by title and referred
to the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Luckie, Carlton and Morgan of Duval-
H. B. No. 237-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
Town of Atlantic Beach to issue and sell bonds and revenue
certificates; and to repeal Section 39 of Chapter 13907, Laws
of Florida, 1929, entitled "An Act to fix the territorial limits
of the Town of Atlantic Beach, to provide for its government
and prescribe its jurisdiction and powers," as amended by
Section 4 of Chapter 21104, Laws of Florida, 1941.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
237.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.

By Messrs. Luckie, Carlton and Morgan of Duval-
H. B. No. 238-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chap-
ter 13907, Laws of Florida, Sipecial Acts of 1929, entitled "An
Act to fix the territorial limits of the Town of Atlantic Beach,
to provide for its government and prescribe its jurisdiction
and powers," by enlarging the territorial limits of said Town
to include the part of the street or road. known as the Plaza
lying east of the street or road known as Old Sherry Drive.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
238.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Article
III of the Constitution, has been established in this Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
By Messrs. Luckie, Carlton and Morgan of Duval-
H. B. No. 239-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chap-
ter 10486, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925, relating to portions
of the Beach of the Atlantic Ocean within Duval County,
Florida, by authorizing the erection and maintenance of de-
fenses against the inroads of the sea.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
239.
The House of Representatives thereupon determined that
the notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of
Article III of the Constitution, has been established in this
Legislature.
And the above bill was read the first time by title and
ordered placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.

By Mr. Hough of Lee-
H. B. No. 240-A bill to be.entitled An Act prohibiting the
commingling by an insurance agent of his own funds with
funds of an insurer he represents; fixing the penalty for vio-
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The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Hough of Lee-
H. B. No. 241-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 638.02, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Section 1
of Chapter 23671, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947, relating to
the capital required to engage in a sick and funeral benefit
business, by providing that in the future the minimum capital
required of domestic and foreign sick and funeral benefit
companies shall be one hundred thousand dollars; and provid-
ing that insurers now qualified with a capital less than one
hundred thousand dollars shall have to and including Jan-
uary 1, 1951, to increase their capital to one hundred thousand
dollars; and fixing the effective date of this act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Insurance.
By Mr. Hough of Lee-
H. B. No. 242-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to in-
surers not authorized to transact business in this state; pro-
viding for actions in this state against and for the service of
process upon such insurers; prescribing how a defense may be
made by such insurers; providing for the allowance of attor-
neys fees in actions against such insurers; and fixing the
effective date of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title apd referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
Mr. Hough moved that House Bill No. 242 be also referred
to the Committee on Insurance.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 242 was
ordered jointly referred to the Committees on Judiciary
(Civil), and Insurance.
By. Mr. Beasley of Walton-
H. C. R. No. 243-A concurrent resolution relating to re-
numbering of sections contained in amendments to Article
VIII of the Constitution of the State of Florida, same being
erroneously numbered in the resolutions adopted by the Legis-
latures of 1943 and 1947, which were duly ratified at the
general elections of 1944 and 1948.
The Concurrent Resolution was read the first time by title
and referred to the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Hough of Lee-
H. B. No. 244-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tions 628.02, 628.08, 628.12 and 628.14, Florida Statutes,. 1941,
relating to reciprocal or inter-insurance exchanges, and par-
ticularly concerning execution of contracts, examination of
business affairs, qualification, licensing and license taxes re-
quired for agents, and laws applicable with respect to recipro-
cal or inter-insurance exchanges; and fixing the effective
date of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Insurance.

By Messrs. Saunders of St. Lucie, Odham of Seminole,
Monahan of Sumter, Andrews of Orange, Hough of Lee,
Hethcox and Sellar of Lake, Parker of DeSoto, Cobb and
Sweeny of Volusia, Moody of Hillsborough, Griggs of Brevard,
Phillips of Hernando, Fuqua of Manatee, Dayton of Pasco
and MacWilliam of Indian River-
H. B. No. 245-A bill to be entitled An Act to Provide for
the Regulation and the Control of the Citrus Industry of the
State of Florida; To Establish a Florida Citrus Commission
and Define Its Duties; To Establish and Define Certain Grades
and Standards for Citrus Fruits Produced in the State of
Florida and the Canned and Concentrated Products Thereof;
To Establish and Define Maturity Standards for Citrus Fruits
Produced in the State of Florida; To Provide for the Inspec-
tion and Certification of Citrus Fruits Produced in the State
of Florida and Canned and Concentrated Products Thereof
and to Define the Duties of the Commissioner of Agriculture
in Relation Thereto; To Provide for the Licensing and Reg-
istration, and the Revocation of Such, of Citrus Fruit Packing
Houses and Canning and Concentrating Plants of Citrus















Fruits; To Prohibit Shipment or Use of Citrus Fruits Pro-
duced in the State of Florida and Canned or Concentrated
Product Thereof Not Meeting Standards Set Up By This Act
Or Regulations of the Florida Citrus Commission; To Define
and Provide for the Licensing and Bonding of Citrus Fruit
Dealers and for the Revocation of Such Licenses; To Provide
for the Assessment, Levy, Collection, and Disbursement of
Certain Advertising Taxes, Inspection Taxes, and Excise Taxes
on Citrus Fruits Produced in the State of Florida; To Define
the Duties of the Commissioner of Agriculture in Relation to
the Administration and Enforcement of Laws Dealing with
Citrus Fruits Produced in the State of Florida; To Provide
for the Regulation of the Manufacture and Use of Coloring
Matter to be Used in the Coloring of Citrus Fruits Produced
in the State of Florida; To Prohibit the Use of Arsenic in
Certain Particulars; To Provide Penalties for the Violation of
this Act and any Rules and Regulations of the Florida Citrus
Commission or the Commissioner of Agriculture of the State
of Florida promulgated Hereunder; And To Repeal Chapters
594, 595, 596, 597, 598, 599 and 600, Florida Statutes, 1941, and
any and all Laws in Conflict Herewith.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committees on Appropriations and Citrus.
By Messrs. McClure and Clement of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 246-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 561.36, Florida Statutes, 1941, authorizing collection of
a license tax of fifty per cent of the State and County License
Tax from vendors and others engaged in the sale and manu-
facture of alcoholic beverages, by limiting the authority to
levy such license tax to municipalities of two hundred or more
registered voters.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Mr. MacWilliam moved that House Bill No. 246 be also
referred to the Committee on Business Regulations.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 246 was
ordered jointly referred to the Committees on Finance and
Taxation, and Business Regulations.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida
April 12, 1949.
Hon. Perry Murray
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has adopted-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 8:
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PERMITTING THE
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY POST AT TALLAHASSEE,
FLORIDA, TO OPERATE A CONCESSION STAND BETWEEN
THE CHAMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
AND THE SENATE CHAMBER DURING THE 1949 SESSION
OF THE LEGISLATURE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA IN SESSION ASSEMBLED, THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING'
Section 1. That the American Legion Auxiliary Post at
Tallahassee, Florida, be and it is hereby granted the con-
cession to operate at a place or places in the lobby of the
State Capitol, between the chamber of the House of Repre-
sentatives and the Senate chamber, a stand, and to sell there-
from cold drinks, sandwiches, candy, tobacco, and other re-
lated items during the biennial session of the State Legislature
just convened.
Section 2. The operation of said concession shall be sub-
ject to the same terms and conditions as have been customary
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And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 8 contained in the
above message, was read the first time by its title.
Mr. Henderson moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Concurrent Resolution No. 8 be read the second time in full.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and Senate
Concurrent Resolution No. 8 was read the second time in full.
Mr. Henderson moved the adoption of the concurrent resolu-
tion.
The motion was agreed to.
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 8 *as adopted, and the
same was ordered certified to the Senate.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida
April 12, 1949.
Hon. Perry Murray
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
S. B. No. 36-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
11.07, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the enrollment of
House or Senate bills; and providing that bills may be enrolled
by photographing.

And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And S. B. No. 36 contained in the above message, was read
the first time by its title and was referred to the Committee
on Rules and Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida
April 12, 1949.
Hon. Perry Murray
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
S. B. No. 14-A bill to be entitled An Act declaring and
designating and establishing a certain State Road in Leon
County, Florida.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And S. B. No. 14 contained in the above message, was read
the first time by its title and was referred to the Committee
on Public Roads.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:



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SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida
April 12, 1949.
Hon. Perry Murray
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
S. B. No. 5-A bill to be entitled An Act confirming, approv-
ing and validating certain claims against Escambia County,
Florida, and authorizing payment thereof by Board of County
Commissioners of said County.
Proof of Publication attached to above bill.
S. B. No. 29-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
recall of any elected official of the City of Jacksonville, a
municipal corporation, and providing for elections, and other
matters in connection therewith.
Proof of Publication attached to above bill.
S. B. No. 31-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 3,
Section 4 as amended, and Section 7 of Chapter 16493, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1933, entitled, "An Act relating to and
affecting the government of the City of Jacksonville, and
providing for an annual budget of said city and prescribing
its effect, and making provision for the establishment of an
improved accounting system," so as to abolish any and all
authority of the City Council to administer, or to set up for
administration by the City Council, improvement funds, such
as Ward. improvement funds or revolving funds for certain
types of improvements; to vest in the City Council the power
to adopt an annual budget and to make appropriations to meet
such budget; to restrict and curtail the authority of all offi-
cers, including the City Commission, to deviate from such
budget as adopted or to create any obligation in excess of the
various items in the budget, without first obtaining the ap-
proval of the City Council wherein the City Council shall make
provision for the money to pay for any excess expenditures
or obligations; to make more certain and definite the powers,
duties and responsibilities of the City Auditor and the City
Treasurer with reference to the payment of any obligation or
expense not authorized by law or in excess of the budget; and
containing related matter pertaining to the powers and duties
of the City Council and City Commission with reference to the
annual budget.
Proof of Publication attached to above bill.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.

Proof of publication of Notice attached to S. B. No. 5 The
House of Representatives thereupon determined that the
notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Article
III of the Constitution, has been established in this Legislature.
And Senate Bill No. 5 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.

Proof of publication of Notice attached to S. B. No. 29 The
House of Representatives thereupon determined that the
notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Article
III of the Constitution, has been established in this Legislature.
And Senate Bill No. 29 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.

Proof of publication of Notice attached to S. B. No. 31 The
House of Representatives thereupon determined that the notice
and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Article III of
the Constitution, has been established in this Legislature.
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read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida
April 12, 1949.
Hon. Perry Murray
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
S. B. No. 75-A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the
County of Lake to construct, build, erect, purchase, lease or
rent an armory or armories in said county; to authorize
the assessment, levy and collection of an ad valorem tax to
carry out the purposes of this law and to validate and con-
firm the assessment, levy and collection of taxes heretofore
made for the purpose of renting or constructing an armory
or armories.
Proof of Publication Attached to above bill.
S. B. No. 76-A bill to be entitled An Act to abolish all
Justice Districts in Lake County, Florida, and providing for
a referendum thereof.
Proof of Publication attached to above bill.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Proof of publication of Notice attached to S. B. No. 75 The
House of Representatives thereupon determined that the
notice and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Article
III of the Constitution, has been established in this Legislature.
And Senate Bill No. 75 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
Proof of publication of Notice attached to S. B. No. 76 The
House of Representatives thereupon determined that the notice
and evidence thereof required by Section 21 of Article III of
the Constitution, has been established in this Legislature.
And Senate Bill No. 76 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by title and ordered placed on the Local
Calendar.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida
April 12, 1949.
Hon. Perry Murray
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed -
S. B. No. 73-A bill to be entitled An Act to prohibit the
letting of any contract for printing in excess of $500.00 by
any officer, agent, department or board of the State of Florida,
without the approval and authorization of the State Budget
Commission and to provide that such contracts shall be
advertised for bids.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.



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And Senate Bill No. 73 contained in the above message, was
read the first time by its title and was referred to the Com-
mittee on Governmental Reorganization.
Mr. Clement moved that S. B. No. 73 be also referred to the
Committee on State Institutions, Services and Supplies.
The motion was agreed to, and S. B. No. 73 was ordered
jointly referred to the Committee on Governmental Reorgan-
ization, and State Institutions, Services and Supplies.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida
April 12, 1949.
Hon. Perry Murray
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has adopted-
Senate Memorial No. 32:
WHEREAS, the 79th Congress, through the provisions of the
Federal Hospital Survey and Construction Act, established a
national program to assist the several states to inventory their
existing hospitals, define their hospital needs, and formulate
State Plans for the construction of needed new hospitals; and
WHEREAS, through this program grants have been ap-
proved for one-third of the cost of planning, constructing and
equipping fifteen hospital projects and one health center in
the State of Florida, a construction program of approximately
$14,000,000; and
WHEREAS, one hospital project has been completed and
nine hospital projects totalling expenditures of over $11,000,000
are now under construction in the State of Florida; and
WHEREAS, Senate Bill 614, recently introduced into the
81st Congress, would amend the Hospital Survey and Con-
struction Act of the 79th Congress by:
(1) Increasing the contractual obligation authority of the
Surgeon General for hospital construction grants from the
presently approved $75,000,000 annually to $150,000,000 an-
nually.
(2) Extending the duration of the Act four years,
(3) Making the grants in each state equivalent to the
state's allotment percentage (the allotment percentage of Flor-
ida being 57.49) for all projects approved on or after January
1, 1949, in lieu of the presently required national allotment
of one-third of the project cost.
(4) Requiring each state to provide annually for state
administrative purposes not less than $15,000 or 2 percent,
whichever is higher, of the construction funds involved an-
nually in the program.
(5) Providing grants in aid to make possible research, ex-
periments and demonstrations to determine the possibility of
coordinating the services of hospitals; and
WHEREAS, with the knowledge and approval of our entire
Congressional delegation our two Florida Senators have jointly
proposed amendments to Senate Bill 614 which in effect would:
(1) Make the increased grants proposed by Senate Bill 614
for projects approved after January 1, 1949, applicable to pro-
jects approved before January 1 in order that all communi-
ties constructing hospitals under this program might share
equally in the benefits of the program.
(2) Authorize the appropriation of sufficient funds to pay
the difference between the presently approved grants of 33 1/3
per cent and the increased grants based on each state's allot-
ment percentage for all projects approved before January 1,
1949.
(3) Reduce the required state appropriation for adminis-



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trative purposes from 2 per cent to 1 per cent of construction
costs involved annually in the program; and.
WHEREAS, Senate Bill 614, with amendments proposed by
our two Florida Senators, has been approved by the Board of
Trustees of the Florida Hospital Association, the Board of
Governors of the Florida Medical Association and the Hospi-
tal Division of the Florida State Improvement Commission;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of
the State of Florida, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the Congress of the United States be and it is hereby
petitioned and memorialized to enact into law the provisions
of Senate Bill 614, with the amendments proposed by our two
Florida Senators; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that our Senators and Repre-
sentatives in Congress be commended for their efforts in the
interest of our Florida Hospital Construction Program; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution
be forwarded as soon as adopted to each of our U. S. Senators
and to each member of the National House of Representatives
from the State of Florida in order that each might know that
the members of this Legislature are cognizant of the good work
of our Congressional delegation in the interest of Florida hos-
pitals and that our Congressional delegation may be reassured
in their further efforts by the knowledge that the membership
of this Legislature considers the adoption of the provisions of
Senate Bill 614, with amendments proposed by our U. S. Sena-
tors, necessary to the continued fair and harmonious develop-
ment of our Florida hospital construction program.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Memorial No. 32 contained in the above message,
was read the first time by its title and was referred to the
Committee on Public Welfare, Social Security and Workmen's
Compensation.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida
April 12, 1949.
Hon. Perry Murray
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has adopted-
Senate Memorial No. 37:
A MEMORIAL TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED
STATES AGAINST THE PASSAGE OF ANY LEGISLATION
PROVIDING FOR SOCIALIZED MEDICINE AND COMPUL-
SORY HEALTH INSURANCE.
WHEREAS Strong pressure and propaganda is being used
to urge the enactment of Socialized Medicine and compulsory
Health Insurance, and
WHEREAS Such legislation would seriously impair and prac-
tically destroy American Enterprise and free initiative, now,
therefore
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:

(1) That the President and the Congress of the United
States are hereby petitioned to vigorously oppose all legislation
for the enactment of any form of Socialized Medicine and
compulsory Health Insurance,
(2) That copies of this Memorial be transmitted to the
President of the United States, to the Speaker of the House
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gress and to each of Florida's Representatives in both the
House and Senate in Congress.
(3) That a copy of this Memorial be spread upon the Journal
of both the Senate and House of Representatives of the State
of Florida and sufficient copies thereof be furnished to the
Press.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Memorial No. 37 contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by its title and was referred to
the Committee on Public Welfare, Social Security and Work-
men's Compensation.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida
April 13, 1949.
Hon. Perry Murray
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:

I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed by the required
Constitutional two-thirds vote of all members present, the
Governor's objections to the contrary notwithstanding:

Senate Bill No. 617 (1947 Session):

An Act to amend Sections 323.15 and 323.16, Florida
Statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapter 22834, Laws of Flor-
ida, Acts of 1945, relating to the collection and distribution
of mileage taxes; providing for the collection of said taxes
by the Comptroller of the State from every Auto Transporta-
tion Company whether the holder of a certificate or permit
or not, whose transportation operations are not exempt from
the Provisions of Chapter 323, Florida Statutes, 1941; creat-
ing a lien for said taxes and providing for the enforcement
thereof; appropriating certain portions of said tax to the
State Comptroller and the Florida Railroad Commission to
be used in administering Chapter 323, Florida Statutes, 1941;
providing for the distribution of said mileage taxes among
various cities and counties of the State on the basis of the
1944 distribution; and providing for payment of said tax
into the General Revenue Fund in case distribution aforesaid
is held unconstitutional.

And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
.Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.

Mr. Clement moved that consideration of Senate Bill No.
617 (1947 Session) together with the Governor's Veto Message
be postponed until 11 A.M. next Tuesday, April 19.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.

Mr. Cobb moved that House Bill No. 245, which was refer-
red this morning to the Committees on Citrus, and Appro-
priations, be withdrawn from the Committee on Appropria-
tions.

Mr. Smith of Polk moved that the motion of Mr. Cobb
be laid on the table.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Smith of
Polk to lay on the table the motion by Mr. Cobb to with-
draw House Bill No. 245 from the Committee on Appropria-
tions, the result was:



Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Botts
Burnsed
Carraway
Collins
Dekle
Dowda
Nays:
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Clement
Cobb
Cook



Haley
Hethcox
Keith
Lancaster, D.
McKendree
Melvin
Merritt

Copeland
Courtney
David
Dayton
Dunn
Frank
Fuqua
Griggs
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hudson
Johnson



Morgan
Nesmith
Patton
Peeples
Pooser
Shepperd
Smith, L. W.

Lancaster, H.
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McClure
McMullen
Monahan
Moody
Odham
Parker
Pearce
Phillips
Rood



Smith, W. A.
Strayhorn
Surles
Williams
Wise
Yeomans


Saunders, D. H.
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh
Sellar
Simpson
Smith, M. B.
Sweeny
Tapper
Thornal
Usina
Whitlock



Mr. Lancaster of Gilchrist requested that his vote be changed
from nay to aye.
Mr. Hethcox requested that his vote be changed from aye
to nay.
Ayes-27.
Nays-51.
The motion was not agreed to.
The question then recurred on the motion by Mr. Cobb to
withdraw H. B. No. 245 from the Committee on Appropriations.
The motion was agreed to, and H. B. No. 245 was ordered
withdrawn from the Committee on Appropriations, and refer-
red only to the Committee on Citrus.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida
April 13, 1949.
Hon. Perry Murray
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has adopted-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 95:
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION CONCERNING STATE
OWNERSHIP OF AND CONTROL OVER LANDS BENEATH
ITS NAVIGABLE INLAND WATERS AND MARGINAL SEAS.
WHEREAS, the State of Florida owns and possesses aproxi-
mately seven thousand three hundred forty (7,340) square
miles of land beneath its marginal seas, and approximately
four thousand two hundred ninety-eight (4,298) square miles
of land beneath its inland waters, or a total of approximately
eleven thousand six hundred thirty-eight (11,638) square miles
of land beneath the navigable waters within its boundaries,
subject only to the constitutional grant of authority, to the
Federal Government, other navigation, commerce and national
defense; and,
WHEREAS, State ownership of this property has been and
will continue to be an important source of revenue for our
State, the loss of which would be a great injury to the State
and our people, for whom it is held in trust and,
WHEREAS, after over one hundred (100) years of recogni-
nized State ownership without interference with the delegated
Federal powers, certain Federal officials are now suing other
states for similar property and advocating Federal seizure of
the lands:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of
Florida, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the State of Florida favors continued State owner-



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ship and control, subject only to the powers over naviga-
tion, commerce and national defense only granted to the
Federal Government by the Federal Constitution, of lands
and resources within and beneath the navigable waters
within the boundaries of the respective states, including
such lands and resources within and beneath the mar-
ginal seas, and requests that the Congress of the United
States enact suitable legislation to that end.
That the members of our delegation in Congress are
hereby requested to give their active opposition to all
pending and proposed measures which would create
Federal ownership or control of lands, fish or other re-
sources beneath navigable waters within State boundaries.
That the members of our delegation in Congress are
hereby requested to give their active support to legisla-
tion which would recognize and confirm State ownership
of such property.
That a copy of this resolution be mailed to each mem-
ber of our delegation in Congress.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 95 contained in the
above message, was read the first time by its title and was
referred to the Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida
April 13, 1949.
Hon. Perry Murray
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-
S. B. No. 88-A bill to be entitled An Act naming and desig-
nating a certain county road in Osceola County, Florida.
S. B. No. 94-A bill to be entitled An Act designating cer-
tain roads or parts of roads or streets in Duval County as
State Roads, together with bridges in connection therewith,
and authorizing Florida State Improvment Commission to fix
and regulate tolls and uses of bridges constructed thereon and
providing that such authority may be assignable to the State
Road Department.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And S. B. No. 88 contained in the above message, was read
the first time by its title and was referred to the Committee
on Public Roads.
And S. B. No. 94 contained in the above message, was read
the first time by its title and was referred to the Committee
on Public Roads.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida
April 13, 1949.
Hon. Perry Murray
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has passed-



April 13, 1949



E OF REPRESENTATIVES 93

H. B. No. 36-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the
Supervisor of Conservation to destroy certain records and
documents pertaining to the issuance of licenses and records
thereof and such other files, papers and documents which
are obsolete.
H. B. No. 59-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
compensation of the Clerk of the Circuit Court for services
performed in actions, suits or proceedings before the Court in
each Circuit of the State of Florida, composed of four Coun-
ties and having no Court of Record with jurisdiction concur-
rent with the Circuit Court in any County of such Circuit;
providing that Chapter 22649, Laws of Florida 1945, is not
repealed; and providing the effective date hereof.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida
April 13, 1949.
Hon. Perry Murray
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of
Representatives that the Senate has adopted-
House Memorial No. 104-
A Memorial to the Congress of the United States requesting
that the provisions of Senate Bill 614 of the 81st Congress be
enacted into law with the amendments dated March 1 pro-
posed jointly by the two United States Senators from Florida.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And H. B. Nos. 36 and 59, and House Memorial No. 104, con-
tained in the above messages, were ordered referred to the
Chief Clerk for enrollment.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE BILLS FOR SECOND
READING.
H. B. No. 189-A bill to be entitled An Act improving and
ratifying that certain compact entered into by the State of
Florida and other Southern States by and through their
respective Governors on February 8, 1948, as amended, rela-
tive to the development and maintenance of Regional Edu-
cation Services and Schools in the Southern States in the
professional, technological, scientific, literary and other fields
so as to provide greater educational advantages and facilities
for the citizens of the several States who reside in such
region; to declare that the State of Florida is a party to said
compact and that the agreements, covenants and obliga-
tions therein are binding .upon the State of Florida.
Was taken up.
Mr. Wotitzky moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 189 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 189 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Wotitzky, of Charlotte, offered the following amend-
ment to House Bill No. 189.
In the title, of the bill, strike out the word:
"Improving" and insert the following in lieu thereof:
"Approving."
Mr. Wotitzky moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
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House Bill No. 189, as amended, be read a third time in full
and placed upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 189, as amended, was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:
Mr. Speaker Dekle Melvin Simpson
Allen Dowda Merchant Slaughter
Andrews Dunn Merritt Smith, L. W.
Bedenbaugh Frank Monahan Smith, M. B.
Beasley Fuqua Moody Smith, W. A.
Black Griggs Morgan Stewart
Botts Haley Nesmith Stockdale
Branch Heath Odham Strayhorn
Bridges Hendry Okell Summers
Bronson Hethcox Papy Surles
Burnsed Hough Parker Sweeny
Burton Hudson Patton Tapper
Burwell Johnson Pearce Thornal
Carlton Keith Peeples Usina
Carraway Lancaster, D. Phillips Whitlock
Clement Lancaster, H. Rood Williams
Collins Lantaff Saunders, D. H. Wise
Cook Luckie Saunders, S. D. Wotitzky
Copeland MacWilliam Scarborough Yeomans
Courtney Mathis Schuh
David McAlpin Sellar
Dayton McMullen Shepperd
Ayes-85.
Pooser
Nays-1.
So the bill passed, as amended, and was referred to the
Chief Clerk for engrossment.
Mr. Wotitzky moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 189 be immediately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
Without objection House Bill No. 97 was informally passed
until Monday.
H. B. No. 138-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to expert
witnesses in civil actions and providing for fees of expert wit-
nesses in such actions.
Was taken up.
Mr. Carlton moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 138 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 138 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Carlton moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 138 be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 138 was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:



Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Cobb



Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
David
Dayton
Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Fuqua
Griggs
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry



Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McKendree
McMullen
Melvin
Merchant
Merritt



Monahan
Moody
Nesmith
Odham
Okell
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Rood
Saunders, D. H.
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson



Slaughter Stewart
Smith, L. W. Stockdale
Smith, M. B. Strayhorn
Smith, W. A. Summers



Surles
Sweeny
Tapper
Thornal



Whitlock
Williams
Wise
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Ayes-81.
Pooser
Nays-1.
So the bill passed and was ordered certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 140-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 47.29, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to service of process
in certain civil actions arising out of the operation of motor
vehicles.
-was taken up.

Mr. Carlton moved that the rules be waived and H. B. No.
140 be read a second time by title.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and H. B.
No. 140 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Carlton moved that the rules be further waived and
H. B. No. 140 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and H. B.
No. 140 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:



Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Black
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
David

Ayes-86.



Dayton
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Griggs
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie

MacWilliam
Mathis



on the passage of the bill the

McClure Sellar
McKendree Shepperd
McMullen Simpson
Melvin Slaughter
Merchant Smith, L. W.
Merritt Smith, M. B.
Monahan Smith, W. A.
Morgan Stewart
Odham Stockdale
Okell Strayhorn
Papy Summers
Parker Surles
Patton Sweeny
Pearce Thornal
Peeples Usina
Phillips Whitlock
Pooser Williams
Rood Wise
Saunders, D. H. Wotitzky
Saunders, S. D. Yeomans
Scarborough
Schuh



Nays-None.

So the bill passed and was ordered certified to the Senate.

H. B. No. 164-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
service of witness subpoenas in civil actions.

-was taken up.

Mr. Okell moved that the rules be waived and H. B. No. 164
be read a second time by title.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and H. B.
No. 164 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Okell moved that the rules be further waived and H. B.
No. 164 be read a third time in full and placed upon its passage.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and H. B.
No. 164 was read a third time in full.

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













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April 13, 1949

Mr. Speaker David
Allen Dowc
Andrews Duni
Beasley Elliot
Botts Fran
Branch Fuqu
Bryant GrigE
Burnsed Heat:
Burwell Henc
Carlton Hend
Carraway Heth
Cobb Houg.
Collins Huds
Cook Lance
Copeland Lanta
Ayes-59.
Black Hale
Bridges Johnw
Clement Keitt
Courtney Lanes
Dayton Lucki
Nays-20.
So the bill passed.



McClure
McKendree
McMullen
Melvin
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Odham
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce
Peeples



Phillips
Saunders, D. H
Sellar
Shepperd
Smith, L. W.
Stockdale
Strayhorn
Surles
Sweeny
Thornal
Usina
Whitlock
Wise
Yeomans



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Cox
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son

tster, D.
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Mr. Okell moved that the rules be waived and H. B. No. 164
be immediately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
H. B. No. 157-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to Farm
Colony for Feebleminded: adding Section 393.051, Florida
Statutes, 1941; providing for furloughing of inmates.
-was taken up.
Mr. Black moved that the rules be waived and H. B. No. 157
be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and H. B.
No. 157 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Black moved that the rules be further waived and H. B.
No. 157 be read a third time in full and placed upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and H. B.
No. 157 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:



Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney



David
Dayton
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Griggs
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie



on the passage of the bill the



MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure
McKendree
McMullen
Melvin
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Morgan
Odham
Okell
Papy
Parker
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Rood



Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh
Shepperd
Simpson
Slaughter
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Smith, W. A.
Stewart
Stockdale
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Thornal
Usina
Whitlock
Williams
Wise



Saunders, D. H. Yeomans



Mr. Wotitzky requested that he be recorded as voting aye.

Ayes-85.

Nays-None.

So the bill passed and was ordered certified to the Senate.

Without objection, H, B, No, 115 was informally passed.



95



H. B. No. 117-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 589.05, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the employ-
ment of the State Forester.
-was taken up.
Mr. Carraway moved that the rules be waived and H. B. No.
117 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and H. B. No.
117 was read a second time by title.
Mr. Carraway moved that the rules be further waived and
H. B. No. 117 be read a third time in full and placed upon its
passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and H. B. No.
117 was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:



Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
David
Ayes-80.
Pooser
Nays-1.
So the bill



Dayton
Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Griggs
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam



on the passage of the bill the



Mathis
McAlpin
McClure
McKendree
McMullen
Melvin
Merchant
Merritt
Morgan
Odham
Okell
Papy
Parker
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Rood
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough



Schuh
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Slaughter
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Smith, W. A.
Stockdale
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Tapper
Thornal
Usina
Wotitzky
Williams
Wise
Yeomans



passed and was ordered certified to the Senate.



. H. B. No. 1ll-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 409.17, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Section 1,
Chapter 20714, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941, Section 1,
Chapter 21879, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, and Section 1,
Chapter 23895, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947. Relating to aid
to the blind.
-was taken up.

Mr. Beasley moved that the rules be waived and H. B. No.
111 be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and H. B. No.
111 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Beasley moved that the rules be further waived and H. B.
No. 111 be read a third time in full and placed upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and H. B. No.
111 was read a third time in full.

Mr. Carlton of Duval offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 111:
In Section 1, Paragraph 1, line 9, of the bill, strike out the
word: "one" and insert the word "five."
Mr. Carlton moved that the amendment be adopted.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Bedenbaugh moved that the House now reconsider the
vote by which the rules were waived and House Bill No. 111
was read the third time in full.
The motion to reconsider was not agreed to.



MacWilliam Schuh
Mathis Slaughter
Rood Smith, W. A.
Saunders, S. D. Summers
Scarborough Williams













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April 13, 1949



The question then recurred on the motion by Mr. Carlton
that the amendment be adopted.
The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote and
the amendment failed of adoption.
Mr. Luckie moved that House Bill No. 111 be recommitted
to the Committee on Public Welfare, Social Security and
Workmen's Compensation.
The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Clement moved the previous question on the passage of
House Bill No. 111.
The motion was agreed to.
The question then recurred on the passage of House Bill
No. 111.



Hethcox
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McKendree
McMullen
Ayes-74.
Luckie
Nays-3.



Melvin
Merritt
Monahan
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Papy
Parker
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips


McClure



Pooser Summers
Saunders, S. D. Surles
Scarborough Sweeny
Schuh Tapper
Sellar Thornal
Shepperd Usina
Slaughter Whitlock
Smith, L. W. Wise
Smith, M. B. Wotitzky
Smith, W. A. Yeomans
Stewart
Stockdale


Rood



When the vote was taken
result was:
Mr. Speaker Dowda
Andrews Griggs
Beasley Haley
Black Heath
Botts Henderson
Branch Hendry
Bridges Hethcox
Bronson Hough
Burnsed Hudson
Burton Johnson
Burwell Keith
Carlton Lancaster, D.
Carraway Lancaster, H.
Clement Lantaff
Collins MacWilliam
Cook Mathis
Copeland McAlpin
Courtney McClure'
David McKendree
Dayton McMullen
Dekle Melvin
Ayes-81.
Allen Fuqua
Dunn Luckie
Nays-6.



on the passage of the bill, the

Merchant Slaughter
Merritt Smith, L. W.
Monahan Smith, M. B.
Moody Smith, W. A.
Nesmith Stewart
Odham Stockdale
Okell Strayhorn
Papy Summers
Parker Surles
Patton Sweeny
Pearce Tapper
Peeples Thornal
Phillips Usina
Pooser Whitlock
Saunders, D. H. Williams
Saunders, S. D. Wise
Scarborough Wotitzky
Schuh Yeomans
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson


Morgan
Rood



So the bill passed and was ordered certified to the Senate.

H. B. No. 96-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 409.30, Florida Statutes of 1941, the same being Sec-
tion 1, Chapter 21954, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1943, relating
to the payment of accrued public assistance on death of per-
son entitled thereto and repealing all laws in conflict here-
with.
-was taken up.
Mr. Beasley moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 96 be read a second time by title.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 96 was read a second time by title.

Mr. Beasley moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No 96 be read a third time in full and placed upon
its passage.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 96 was read a third time in full.

When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:
Mr. Speaker Bridges Clement Dunn
Andrews Bronson Collins Elliott
Beasley Burnsed Copeland Frank
Bedenbaugh Burton Courtney Fuqua
Black Burwell David Haley
Botts Carlton Dayton Henderson
Branch Carraway Dekle Hendry



So the bill passed and was ordered certified to the Senate.
Mr. Lantaff moved that House Bill No. 158, which was re-
ferred on April 11 to the Committees on Appropriations, and
Governmental Reorganization, be withdrawn from the Com-
mittee on Appropriations and be referred only to the Com-
mittee on Governmental Reorganization.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 158 was
ordered withdrawn from the Committee on Appropriations
and was referred only to the Committee on Governmental
Reorganization.
Mr. Lantaff moved that the rules be waived and House Bills
Nos. 69, 70, 80 and 167 be immediately certified to the Senate.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.

The following registrations with the Chief Clerk were made
under Rule 14:

I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.

I do solemnly swear my names is James A. Harper, my
occupation is electrician, and appear in the interest of Florida
Industrial Commission, whose address is Caldwell Bldg., Talla-
hassee, Florida, and for the following period annually.
JAMES A. HARPER
State of Florida,
County of Leon.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th day of April
A. D. 1949.
PAULINE M. YATES

Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires April 3, 1953.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is James A. Harper, my oc-
cupation is electrician, and that I am employed by Florida
Federation of Labor, whose address is 516 28th Street, West
Palm Beach, Florida, and for the following period annually.

JAMES A. HARPER
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th day of April
A. D. 1949.
PAULINE M. YATES
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires April 3, 1953.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Royal H. Wilson, 215 Com-
mercial Arcade Bldg., Miami, Fla., my occupation is Personnel
Director, and that I am employed by Self and appear in the
interest of Private Employment Agencies Assn., whose ad-



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dress is Statewide, and for the following period entire session.
ROYAL H. WILSON
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th day of April
A. D. 1949.
PAULINE M. YATES
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires April 3, 1953.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Alice L. Camus, my occupa-
tion is Owner of a medical placement service, and that I
am employed by self and appear in the interest of Employ-
ment Agencies of State of Fla., as Executive Sec., whose
address is 226 W. Flagler St., Miami, Fla., and for the follow-
ing period for the term of the Legislature.
ALICE L. CAMUS
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th day of April
A. D. 1949.
PAULINE M. YATES
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires April 3, 1953.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is S. Kendrick Guernsey, my
occupation is Life Insurance, and that I am employed by
Gulf Life Insurance Company as vice-president, and appear
in the interest of my company and other domestic companies,
whose address is 125 West Church Street, Jacksonville, Florida,
and for the following period permanently.
S. KENDRICK GUERNSEY
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th day of April
A. D. 1949.
PAULINE M. YATES
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires April 3, 1953.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is E. Paul Gregory, my
occupation is Attorney-at-Law, and that I am employed by
Gulf Power Company, whose address is Pensacola, Florida,
and for the following period permanently.

E. PAUL GREGORY
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th day of April
A. D. 1949.
PAULINE M. YATES

Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires April 3, 1953.

I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.

I do solemnly swear my name is James Whitehurst, my
occupation is Attorney-at-law, and that I am employed by
General Portland Cement Company-Florida Branch, whose
address is Tampa, Florida, and for the following period 1949
session of Legislature.



State of Florida,
County of Leon.



JAMES WHITEHURST



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Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th day of April
A. D. 1949.
PAULINE M. YATES
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires April 3, 1953.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.

I do solemnly swear my name is J. Lewis Hall, my occupa-
tion is Attorney-at-law, and that I am employed by Florida
Peace Officer's Association, whose address is St. Augustine,
Florida, and for the following period 1949 session of Legis-
lature.
J. LEWIS HALL
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th day of April
A. D. 1949.
PAULINE M. YATES
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires April 3, 1953.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is William P. Simmons, Jr.,
my occupation is Attorney-at-law, and appear in the interest
of Florida Society of Medical Technologists & Florida Asso-
ciation of Medical Laboratories, whose address is 723 Dupont
Bldg., Miami, Florida, and for the following period 1949 session
of Legislature.
WILLIAM P. SIMMONS, JR.
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th day of April
A. D. 1949.
PAULINE M. YATES
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires April 3, 1953.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is James A. Driver, my occu-
pation is Hotel Manager, and that I am employed by May-
flower Hotel, and appear in the interest of same, whose
address is Jacksonville, Florida, and for the following period
permanently.
JAMES A. DRIVER
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th day of April
A. D. 1949.
PAULINE M. YATES
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires April 3, 1953.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Harry G. McDonald, my
occupation is Attorney-at-law, and that I am employed by
West Coast Wholesale and Food Distributors, whose address
is Tampa, Florida, and for the following period 1949 Session
of Legislature.
HARRY G. McDONALD
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th day of April
A. D. 1949.
PAULINE M. YATES
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires April 3, 1953.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
April 13, 1949.
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Elections, reports that the Committee has carefully considered
the following bill and recommends it pass:

By Messrs. Clement, McClure and Schuh of Pinellas-

H. B. No. 51-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 102.33, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the method
and time of qualifying by candidates for nomination for
"county offices.

And House Bill No. 51, contained in the above report, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.

April 13, 1949.
Mr. Smith of Polk, Chairman of the Committee on Banks
and Loans, reports that the Committee has carefully con-
sidered the following bills and recommends they pass:

By Messrs. Smith of Polk, and Moody of Hillsborough-

H. B. No. 143-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for
the permissive closing of banking institutions under certain
circumstances.

By Messrs. Smith of Polk, and Moody of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 126-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 655.01, 1947 Supplement, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating
to trust company organization, by providing the capital stock
shall be divided into shares of one hundred dollars or into
shares of lesser amount as may be provided in the Articles
ux Incorporation.
And House Bills Nos. 143 and 126. contained in the above
report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Read-
ing.
April 12, 1949.
Mr. Luckie of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on Judi-
ciary (Civil), reports that the Committee has carefully con-
sidered the following bill and recommends that Committee
Substitute for House Bill No. 125 pass.

Br. Messrs. Smith of Polk, and Moody of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 125-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 734.01, Florida Statutes, 1941, as amended by Chapter
24,295, Laws of Florida, 1947, relating to the expenses and
compensation to be allowed to personal representatives and
attorneys in probate proceedings.
The committee recommends the following Committee Sub-
stitute for House Bill No. 125:
By the Committee on Judiciary (Civil)-
Committee Substitute for H. B. No. 125-A bill to be en-
titled An Act amending Section 734.01, Florida Statutes, 1941,
as amended by Chapter 24295, Laws of Florida, 1947, relating
to the expenses and compensation to be allowed to personal
representatives and attorneys in probate proceedings.

And House Bill No. 125, contained in the above report, to-
gether with committee substitute therefore, was placed on the
Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
April 12, 1949.

Mr. Simpson of Jefferson, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, reports that the committee has care-
fully considered the following bill and recommends that it not
pass:

By Messrs. Pooser and Smith of Jackson-

H. B. No. 61-A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the
taxation of mineral right and royalty interests when sepa-
rated by conveyance or reservation from the title to the sur-
face of any land in the State of Florida.

And House Bill No. 61, contained in the above report, was
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April 12, 1949.
Mr. Simpson of Jefferson, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, reports that the Committee has care-
fully considered the following bill and recommends it pass:
By Mr. Phillips of Hernando-
H. B. No. 82-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sections
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 of Chapter 24080, Acts of 1947, being the
Florida Private Employment Agency Law, and thereby pro-
vide for increases in license fees; for the licensing of agency
employees; giving the industrial commission power to revoke
licenses and assess penalties; requiring certain reports; re-
pealing all laws in conflict herewith and making the effective
date July 1, 1949.
And House Bill No. 82, contained in the above report, was
referred to the Committee on Public Welfare, Social Security
and' Workmen's Compensation.
April 13, 1949.
Mr. Luckie of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on Judi-
ciary (Civil), reports that the Committee has carefully con-
sidered the following bill and recommends that it pass as
amended:
By Mr. Bryant of Marion-
H. B. No. 37-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
167.09 of the Florida Statutes, 1941, of the State of Florida
relating to the laying off, improving, altering, discontinuing,
diverting or abandoning parks, public squares, streets, avenues,
lanes, highways and canals.
which amendment reads as follows:
Amendment No. 1-
In section 1, line 17 of the bill, strike out the period and
quotation marks and insert the following in lieu thereof:
"provided that no authority herein granted shall be applicable
to any designated state road without the concurrence of the
State Road Department."
And House Bill No. 37, contained in the above report, to-
gether with Committee amendment thereto, was placed on the
Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
April 13, 1949.
Mr. Luckie of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on Judi-
ciary (Civil), reports that the Committee has carefully con-
sidered the following bills and recommends they pass:
By Mr. Sellar of Lake-
H. B. No. 130-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for
the establishment of property lines and corners, and for
the re-establishment of lost, destroyed, or disputed property
lines and corners, and for the appointment of a surveyor for
such establishment or re-establishment, and for liens against
the land surveyed for costs, expenses, surveyors' fees and
attorneys' fees, and to prescribe a procedure for such estab-
lishment or re-establishment and to confer jurisdiction on the
Circuit Courts in equity.
By Mr. Luckie of Duval-
H. B. No. 114-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to and
providing for suit money, including a reasonable attorney's
fee, in proceedings to enforce decrees or orders of the court
for alimony and support of children.
By Mr. Luckie of Duval-
H. B. No. 116-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 40.34, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the pay roll for
jurors in the several courts of this State and of witnesses
before grand juries.
And House Bills Nos. 130, 114 and 116, contained in the
above report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second
Reading.
April 13, 1949.
Mr. Luckie of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on Judi-
ciary (Civil), reports that the Committee has carefully con-
sidered the following bills and recommends they pass:















By Mr. Burnsed of Baker-
H. B. No. 12-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to the
fees and compensation of the County Judge for services per-
formed in suits or proceedings and in criminal cases, before
the County Judge's court in all counties of the State of Florida.
By Mr. Luckie of Duval-
H. B. No. 18-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section
62.07, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the compensation of
Masters in Chancery, so as to provide that such reasonable
compensation be fixed by the court or judge.
By Messrs. McMullen, Moody and Branch of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 166-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tions 611.24 and 611.25, Florida Statutes, 1941, and to prescribe
an optional and alternative method whereby a corporation
for profit, of the class and character specified in Section
611.01, Florida Statutes, 1941, may increase or reduce its capi-
tal stock or reduce the par value of the shares thereof.
By Mr. Luckie of Duval-
H. B. No. 113-A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sec-
tion 73.16, Florida Statutes 1941, and relating to costs, ex-
penses and witness fees in eminent domain proceedings.
And House Bills Nos. 12, 18, 166 and 113, contained in the
above report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second
Reading.
April 13, 1949.
Mr. Hough of Lee, Chairman of the Committee on Insur-
ance, reports that the Committee has carefully considered the
following bills and recommends they pass:
By Mr. Hough of Lee-
H. B. No. 64-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
3 of Chapter 24302, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947 (same -being
Section 526.14, Volume 1, 1947 cumulative supplement, Florida
Statutes, 1941), related to indemnity insurance or bonds
required as prerequisite to issuance of licenses under Chapter
24302 to dealers in liquefied petroleum gas, manufacturers
of appliances and equipment for use of such gas, and persons
installing such appliances on the premises of the ultimate
consumer of such gas; and fixing the effective date of this act.
By Mr. Hough of Lee-
H. B. No. 65-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section
629.01, Florida Statutes, 1941, related to definitions used in
Chapter 629, Florida Statutes, 1941, which chapter provides
for the regulation of rates for fire and other insurance, by
adding to subsection 6 of said Chapter 629.01 a provision
that "insurer," as now defined therein shall also include attor-
neys doing business under the provisions of Chapter 628,
Florida Statutes, 1941: and fixing the effective date of this
act.
By Messrs. Hough of Lee and Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 139-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Sec-
tion 631.11, Florida Statutes of 1941, as amended prohibiting
the reinsurance by a fire insurer authorized in this State of
any fire insurer not authorized in this State against loss by
fire to property in the State by providing that such reinsur-
ance may be entered into providing that the primary insurer
has used a rate not less than the rate filed by the reinsurer
for the same property with the Florida Insurance Department
and providing that such reinsurer shall be subject to the tax
provided in Chapter 205, Florida Statutes of 1941, upon the
premium received by it for such reinsurance.
And House Bills No. 64, 65 and 139, contained in the above
report, was placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Read-
ing.
ENGROSSING REPORT
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 13, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:



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Your Engrossing Clerk, to whom was referred, with amend-
ments, after third reading-

H. B. No. 189-A bill to be entitled An Act approving and
ratifying that certain compact entered into by the State
of Florida and other Southern states by and through their
respective Governors on February 8, 1948, as amended, rela-
tive to the development and maintenance of regional educa-
tional services and schools in the Southern state in the pro-
fessional, technological, scientific, literary, and other fields so
as to provide greater educational advantages and facilities for
the citizens of the several states who reside in such region;
to declare that the State of Florida is a party to said compact
and that the agreements, covenants and obligations therein
are binding upon the State of Florida.
-begs leave to report same has been carefully examined and
found to be correctly engrossed.
Very respectfully,

LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Engrossing Clerk ex-officio as
Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives.

And House Bill No. 189, contained in the above report, was
ordered to be certified to the Senate.

ENROLLING REPORTS
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida,



Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,



April 13, 1949.



Sir:

Your Enrolling Clerk, to whom was referred-

By Messrs. Schuh, McClure and Clement of Pinellas-

H. B. No. 34-An Act relating to the Town of Redington
Beach, Pinellas County, Florida, by amending Sections 4, 20,
21 and 22, and repealing Section 23 of Chapter 23513, Laws of
Florida 1945, being "An Act abolishing the Town of Redington
Beach in Pinellas County, Florida, as now established, and to
create and establish a municipal corporation to be known as
the Town of Redington Beach in Pinellas County, Florida;
to prescribe the form of government and to confer certain
powers upon said municipality and its officers and to provide
a charter for the carrying into effect of the provisions of this
act, and validating and continuing ordinances and resolutions
heretofore passed by the board of aldermen of the Town of
Redington Beach", and providing for the levy, assessment and
collection of licenses, fees or taxes for the conduct of business.
professions or occupations engaged in the Town of Redington
Beach, and for the levy, assessment and collection of ad
valorem taxes not to exceed five (5) mills upon the dollar of
assessed value, upon real and personal property within the
corporate limits of the Town of Redington Beach, and use of
funds derived therefrom, and calling an election at which the
qualified voters of the Town of Redington Beach shall accept
or reject the provisions hereof.

-begs leave to report same has been signed in open session by
the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of the House of Representa-
tives and by the President and Secretary of the Senate, and
this day presented to the Governor for his approval.
Very respectfully,

LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Enrolling Clerk ex officio as
Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives.



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House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 13, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Enrolling Clerk, to whom was referred-
By Messrs. Surles and Smith of Polk-
H. B. No. 49-An Act to amend Sections 12 and 161 of
Chapter 10754, Laws of Florida 1925, and Section 161 thereof
as amended by Chapter 19929, Laws of Florida 1939, entitled
"An Act to abolish the present municipality of the City of
Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, and to establish, organize and
constitute a municipality to be known and designated as the
City of Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, and to define its ter-
ritorial boundaries and to provide for its jurisdiction, powers
and privileges and to authorize the said City of Lakeland, Polk
County, Florida, to enforce ordinances of said city." Said
amendments providing that the city commission of the City
of Lakeland shall consist of seven electors, and providing for
their qualifications, election and terms of office and providing
for a referendum.
-begs leave to report same has been signed in open session by
the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of the House of Representa-
tives and by the President and Secretary of the Senate, and
this day presented to the Governor for his approval.
Very respectfully,
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Enrolling Clerk ex officio as
Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives.
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida,
April 13, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Enrolling Clerk, to whom was referred-
By Committee on Legislative Expense-
H. B. No. 4-An Act relating to legislation, compensation of
attaches, amending Section 2, Chapter 23638, Laws of 1947,
(the same being Section 11.14, 1947 cuumlative supplement);
repealing Section 11.16, Florida Statutes, 1941.



April 13, 1949



-begs leave to report same has been signed in open session by
the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of the House of Representa-
tives and by the President and Secretary of the Senate, and
this day presented to the Governor for his approval.
Very respectfully,
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Enrolling Clerk ex officio as
Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and the time
of adjournment be extended until after the introduction of
distinguished guests.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
Mr. Elliot moved that a committee of three be appointed to
escort the Honorable R. K. Lewis, a former Member of the
House, to the rostrum.

The motion was agreed to.

Thereupon the Speaker appointed Messrs. Elliott, Bollinger.
and Hendry as a committee which escorted Mr. Lewis to the
rostrum where he was introduced to the membership of the
House.
Mr. Lantaff presented the Honorable Preston B. Bird,
County Commissioner of Dade County, to the membership of
the House.
Mr. Clement moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort the Lieutenant Governor and several members of the
Senate of Georgia to the rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.

Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Clement, Smith
of Polk, and Collins as a committee which escorted the dis-
tinguished guests to the rostrum. The Speaker presented the
Honorable Marvin Griffin, Lieutenant Governor of Georgia,
who in turn introduced Senators T. E. Rich, Sr., Wallace
Bryant, Osborn Foster, W. R. McCoy, Lee Purdom, Charles
Tarver, and B. M. Jones, of the Senate of the State of Georgia,
to the membership of the House.

Mr. Clement moved that the House now adjourn.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P. M. the House
stood adjurned until 10:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.



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