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Table of Contents
    September 1949
        Wednesday, September 7
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    Index
        Miscellaneous Subjects of the House of Representatives
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        Numerical Index of the House Bills, Resolutions, Concurrent Resolutions, Joint Resolutions, and Memorials
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        Numerical Index of Senate Bills, Resolutions, Concurrent Resolutions, Joint Resolutions, and Memorials Appearing in House Journal
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Full Text









EXTRAORDINARY SESSION




JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES




Journal of the Extraordinary Session of the House of Representatives, convened at the Capitol in Tallahassee by
proclamation of the Governor.


Wednesday, September 7, 1949



STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
TALLAHASSEE
STo the Honorable
Members of the Senate and House of Representatives:
WHEREAS, the Florida Legislature which convened in
regular session on April 5, 1949, adjourned Sine Die without
having provided sufficient revenue to defray the expenses of
all departments of the State Government, including State
appropriations for the common schools, the institutions of
higher learning, the health and welfare programs, and to
support the state institutions as expressly provided by Section
2 of Article 9 of the Constitution of the State, and
WHEREAS, unless the Legislature convenes and provides
sufficient revenue to meet the needs of the State Government,
including state appropriations for common schools, the insti-
tutions of higher learning, the health and welfare programs,
the state institutions, and all other departments of the State
Government, chaos will result;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Fuller Warren, Governor of the
State of Florida by virtue of the power and authority vested
in me by the Constitution of the State do hereby convene
the Legislature of the State of Florida in extraordinary session
at the Capitol in Tallahassee at 12:00 o'clock noon, September
7, 1949, for the sole purpose of considering the enactment of
laws and proposing constitutional amendments which will raise
or provide sufficient revenue to defray the expenses of the
government, including state appropriations for common schools,
institutions of higher learning, the health and welfare pro-
grams, the state institutions, and all other functions of
government.



(SEAL)



IN WITNESS, WHEREOF, I have hereunto set
my hand as Governor, and caused the Great
Seal of the State of Florida to be hereto affixed
at Tallahassee, Florida, the Capital of the State,
this 16th day of August, A. D. 1949, and of the
Independence of the United States of America,
the One Hundred and Seventy-Fourth Year.
FULLER WARREN,
GOVERNOR



BY THE GOVERNOR, ATTEST:
R. A. GRAY,
SECRETARY OF STATE
The House of Representatives was called to order at 12:00
o'clock noon Wednesday, September 7, 1949, by the Honorable
Perry E. Murray, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The roll was called and the following Members answered
to their names:



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
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 Smith, W. A.
Patton Stewart
Pearce Stockdale
Peeples Strayhorn
Phillips Summers
Pooser Surles
Roberts, J. P. Sweeny
Rood Tapper
Saunders, D. H.Thornal
Saunders, S. D. Usina
Scarborough Whitlock
Schuh Williams
Sellar Wise
Shepperd Wotitzky
Simpson Yeomans
Slaughter
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.



A quorum present.
The following prayer was offered by Reverend J. L. Hunter,
Chaplain:
Almighty God, Father and Saviour of us all, from genera-
tion to generation thou hast endowed men with power and
knowledge and wisdom, and Thou hast used men for Thy high
purpose and designs.
Grant to these, Thy servants, a portion of Thy Spirit that in
humility and high resolve they may serve Thee in the task of
law making. Give them understanding hearts.
Breathe Thy loving Spirit upon them in this hour and may
they be able to dedicate all their powers to Thy service. Make
all their days bright with Thy presence. For Christ's sake-
Amen.
STATE OF FLORIDA
OFFICE
SECRETARY OF STATE
TALLAHASSEE
I, R. A. GRAY, Secretary of State of the State of Florida,
do hereby certify that CECIL DOUGLAS, Union County, was
at a special election held on the First day of September,
A. D. 1949, elected member of the House of Representatives,
succeeding M. J. Sapp, deceased.



(SEAL)



GIVEN, under my hand and the Great Seal of
the State of Florida, at Tallahassee, the
Capital, this the 7th day of September, A. D.
1949.
R. A. GRAY,
Secretary of State.



STATE OF FLORIDA
OFFICE
SECRETARY OF STATE
TALLAHASSEE
I, R. A. GRAY, Secretary of State of the State of Florida,
do hereby certify that ROY F. ROBERTS, Brevard County,
was at a special election held on the First day of September,












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A. D. 1949, elected member of the House of Representatives,
succeeding Hubert E. Griggs, resigned.
GIVEN, under my hand and the Great Seal of
the State of Florida, at Tallahassee, the
(SEAL) Capital, this the 7th day of September, A. D.
1949.
R. A. GRAY,
Secretary of State.
Mr. Clement moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort to the rostrum Messrs. Cecil Douglas and Roy Roberts,
newly elected Members, to take the oath of office.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Burton, Parker
and Clement as a committee to escort Messrs. Douglas and
Roberts to the rostrum, where they took the oath of office,
administered by Justice B. K. Roberts of the Supreme Court.
Mr. Dowda moved that the proclamation of the Governor
be spread upon the Journal.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
COMMUNICATIONS
June 20, 1949
Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker, House of Representatives.
Dear Mr. Murray:
I regret to inform you that it has become necessary that
I resign as Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives.
I find that after I retire I cannot hold any State position
even without pay.
I wish to thank you and the members of the House for the
many kindnesses and the great assistance you have rendered
me as your Sergeant. I wish to assure you that it has been
a pleasure to serve you.
I will be around during the Session and will be glad to have
you call on me at any time you feel I can be of help to you
or any of the members.
I wish again to thank you for your many kindnesses to me
and with best wishes I am
Respectfully,
W. S. "BUDDY" McLIN
-which was read.
The Speaker announced the appointment of Mrs. Lamar
Bledsoe as Chief Clerk.
The Speaker announced the appointment of Mr. Amos Davis
as Sergeant-at-Arms.
Mr. Clement moved that these appointments be confirmed
by the House.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
The oath of office was administered by Justice Roberts to
Mrs. Lamar Bledsoe as Chief Clerk and Mr. Amos Davis as
Sergeant-at-Arms.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
By Mr. Clement of Pinellas-
House Resolution No. 1-X('49):
A RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE ELECTIVE OFFI-
CERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE
1949 EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. That all elective officers of the 1949 regular
session of the House of Representatives be and the same are
hereby elected for the 1949 Extraordinary Session except the
Sergeant-at-Arms, Honorable W. S. McLin, who has resigned
and has expressed his desire as not serving further at this
session.
-which was read by title.



Mr. Clement moved that House Resolution No. 1-X('49) be
read a second time in full.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 1-X('49)
was read in full.
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 1-X('49)
was adopted.
By Mr. Clement of Pinellas-
House Resolution No. 2-X('49):
A RESOLUTION IN REFERENCE TO THE STANDING
COMMITTEES OF THE 1949 REGULAR SESSION OF THE
LEGISLATURE AND PROVIDING THAT THEY SHALL BE
THE STANDING COMMITTEES FOR THE EXTRAORDIN-
ARY SESSION JUST CONVENED.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. That the Standing Committees as the same
were constituted at the lose of the 1949 regular session of
the Legislature shall be the same for the Extraordinary Ses-
sion just convened, provided, however, that the Speaker shall
assign to such committees any new Member of the House
serving for the first time in the year 1949.
-which was read by title.
Mr. Clement moved that House Resolution No. 2-X('49) be
read a second time in full.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 2-X('49)
was read in full.
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 2-X('49)
was adopted.
A Committee from the Senate, composed of Senators San-
chez of the 17th, Crary of the 12th, and Smith of the 29th,
appeared at the Bar of the House of Representatives and in-
formed the House that the Senate was organized and ready
to transact business.
By Mr. Clement of Pinellas-
House Resolution No. 3-X('49):
A RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE RULES FOR THE
1949 EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. That the standing Rules of the House of Rep-
resentatives as printed for the regular session of 1949, as
amended, be and the same are hereby adopted as the Rules
of the 1949 Extraordinary Session.
-which was read by title.
Further consideration of House Resolution No. 3-X('49) was
informally passed.
By Mr. Clement of Pinellas-
H. R. No. 4-X('49)-A Resolution providing for the Rules of
Procedure and Policies of the House of Representatives for
the 1949 Extraordinary Session of the Florida Legislature.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN EXTRAORDINARY
SESSION ASSEMBLED:
1. THAT each Member of the House of Representatives
be allowed to designate one competent attache to serve as,
his personal secretary during the extraordinary session of the
1949 House of Representatives, which attache so designated
shall be enrolled as an employee of the House from September
7, 1949.
2. THAT a maximum of two thousand seven hundred fifty
(2,750) copies of the daily journal, and a maximum of three



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hundred fifty (350) copies of the daily calendar be ordered
printed each day.
3. THAT each member of this House be allowed to mail a
maximum of twenty (20) daily copies of the journal.
4. THAT the Speaker is hereby authorized to instruct the
Committee on Legislative Expense to procure stamps for the
use of the Members in transacting official business, but not
to exceed thirty-five (35) three cent (3c) stamps a day, pro-
vided, however, Representatives from the five most populous
counties shall be furnished such stamps as they certify that
is necessary in carrying on their correspondence concerning
legislative matters.
5. THAT the Committee on Legislative Expense be directed
to furnish to the Members of this House all stationery and
other necessary supplies.
6. THAT the Secretary of State be requested to furnish
to the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives for
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
receiving 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.
-which was read by title.
Mr. Clement moved that House Resolution No. 4-X('49) be
read a second time in full.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 4-X('49)
was read in full.

Mr. Clement moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 4-X('49)
was adopted.
By the Committee on Legislative Expense-
H. R. No. 5-X('49)-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 SEPTEMBER 7, 1949,
THE FOLLOWING PER DIEM SALARIES ARE TO BE PAID
TO THE OFFICERS AND ATTACHES OF THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES:
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
Indexers-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
-which was read by title.

Mr. Carraway moved that House Resolution No. 5-X('49) be
read a second time in full.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 5-X('49)
was read in full.
Mr. Carraway moved the adoption of the resolution.



The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 5-X('49)
was adopted.
By the Committee on Legislative Expense-
House Resolution No. 6-X('49)-
A resolution relating to additional services for House of
Representatives employees and indexers.
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the 1949
Extraordinary 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
Extraordinary Session of the Legislature of the State of Flor-
ida the amount necessary for such additional service and
payment to be for the benefit of those attaches certified to
the comptroller 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
intended to embrace the additional time allowance for the in-
dexers of the House and Senate journals upon certificates as
aforesaid, and for the additional work necessary by other
employees following the close of the Extraordinary Session.
-which was read by title.
Mr. Carraway moved that House Resolution No. 6-X('49) be
read a second time in full.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 6-X('49)
was read in full.
Mr. Carraway moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 6-X('49)
was adopted.
By Mr. Clement of Pinellas-
House Resolution No. 7-X('49):
A resolution providing for the preparation, editing and
printing of the House records of the Extraordinary Session of
the 1949 House of Representatives.
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
1. THAT the Chief Clerk be authorized to prepare, edit and
print the Records of the Extraordinary Session of the 1949
House of Representatives in the manner prescribed by the
Constitution, Law 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 by title.
Mr. Clement moved that House Resolution No. 7-X('49) be
read a second time in full.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 7-X('49)
was read in full.
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 7-X('49)
was adopted.
Mr. Smith of Polk moved that a committee of three be ap-
pointed to inform the Senate that the Extraordinary Session
of the 1949 House of Representatives was organized and ready
to transact business.
The motion was agreed to and it was so ordered.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Smith of Polk,
Dowda and Fuqua as a committee to notify the Senate that
the House of Representatives was organized and ready to
transact business.
After a brief absence the committee returned and reported
that they had performed the duty assigned them, and were
thereupon discharged.
Mr. Clement moved that a committee of three be appointed
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notify him that the Extraordinary Session of the 1949 House
of Representatives was organized and ready to transact
business.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Clement, Simp-
son and Haley, who retired from the Chamber and after a
brief absence returned and reported that they had performed
the duty assigned them and were thereupon discharged.
Mr. Thornal asked unanimous consent to allow the introduc-
tion of guests at this time.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. Thornal moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort Miss Anna D'Agostino, Governor-elect of Girls State
of Seminole, and Miss Jackie Liechty, Secretary of State, to
the rostrum.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, the Speaker appointed Messrs. Thornal, Hen-
derson and Collins as a committee to escort Miss D'Agostino
and Miss Liechty to the rostrum where they were introduced.
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 7, 1949.
Honorable Perry E. 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 adopted-
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2-X(49):
A resolution inviting the Governor of Florida to address
a joint Session of the Legislature.
WHEREAS, it is the desire of this Legislature to have His
Excellency, Fuller Warren, Governor of Florida, to address
us in joint session on this day, Wednesday, September 7, 1949;
NOW, Therefore, be it resolved by the Senate of the State
of Florida, the House of Representatives concurring:
Sec. 1. That the Senate and House of Representatives con-
vene in joint session in the chamber of the House of Repre-
sentatives at 12:45 o'clock, P. M., this day, Wednesday, Sep-
tember 7, 1949, and that His Excellency, Fuller Warren, Gov-
ernor of Florida, be invited to convey to the joint session
such message as he may deem expedient.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2-X('49) contained in
the above message, was read the first time by title.
Mr. Clement moved that Senate Concurrent Resolution No.
2-X('49) be read a second time in full.
The motion was agreed to, and Senate Concurrent Resolu-
tion No. 2-X('49) was read a second time in full.
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of the concurrent resolu-
tion.
The motion was agreed to, and Senate Concurrent Resolu-
tion No. 2-X('49) was adopted.
The action of the House together with Senate Concurrent
Resolution No. 2-X('49) was ordered certified to the Senate.
The hour of 12:45 P. M. having arrived, the Members of the
Senate appeared at the Bar of the House and were given
seats. Thereupon, the Honorable Newman C. Brackin, Presi-
dent of the Senate, took the Chair.



The roll of the Members of the Senate was called and the
following Senators answered to their names:
Mr. President Collins Lindler Sheldon
Alford Crary Mathews Shivers
Ayers Davis McArthur Smith
Baker Franklin Moore Sturgis
Baynard Gautier Pearce Tucker
Beacham Getzen Pope Walker
Beall Johns Ray Wilson
Boyle Johnston Rodgers Wright
Carroll King Sanchez
Clarke Leaird Shands
A quorum of the Senate present.
The roll of the House was called and the following Mem-
bers answered to their names:



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
A quorum



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



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, J. P. Williams
Roberts, Roy Wise
Rood Wotitzky
Saunders, D. H. Yeomans
Saunders, S. D.



of the House of Representatives present.



Senator McArthur of the 16th moved that a committee from
the Senate and 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 message.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Thereupon, the President of the Senate appointed Senators
McArthur and Gautier on the part of the Senate, and Messrs.
Smith of Polk, Schuh and Lantaff 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
Warren addressed the joint session as follows:

Mr. President Brackin, Mr. Speaker Murray, Members of the
Florida Legislature:
You and I are gathered here today in the spirit of the
Biblical proverb: "Where there is no vision, the people perish."
Yes, our vision and our faith in Florida are being put to the
test as this important extraordinary session begins. While the
problems facing you are complex and difficult, they are by
no means without parallels in the history of our State. To
describe more vividly the choice that lies before you, I will
mention one or two examples of a similar choice in the past.
Within your lifetime and mine, Florida had almost no hard-
surfaced roads. Our own Secretary of State, R. A. Gray, has
told us of how as a young man he was frequently drafted
along with thq others of the community, to go out and pull up
stumps and clear away trees to build the winding, sandy roads
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/ Then, a few short decades ago, a group of men had a vision
of a greater Florida. They were unwilling to admit that our
State was destined always to be a backward area where most
of the people eked out their meager, insecure livelihoods on
small, one-family farms. Instead, they could see a modern
highway system opening up the rich areas to the south. They
envisioned great cities and a golden flow of tourist dollars to
balance the agricultural and industrial economy of northern
and western Florida. So, they conceived and initiated a bold
plan for a modern highway system.
After their plan was advanced, they ran into opposition both
in and gut of the Legislature. There were many honest and
sincere people who were appalled at what appeared to be the
gigantic cost of the proposed new road building program. This
latter group pointed out that it was possible for the State to
get along with the narrow, frequently impassable roads it had
at that time.
But the first group would not be swayed from their objective.
They were determined to get Florida motorists out of the mud,
and to make it possible for the small farmer to increase his
prosperity through broader markets. Again and again, they
explained that money spent on good roads was not money
squandered or frittered away but money invested in the future
of Florida.
Fortunately for us who live in the Florida of today, the
views of the progressive group prevailed. Although our highway
system is not yet all we would want it to be, it's a vast im-
provement over what it was 25 years ago. For this we owe a
debt of gratitude to those men who not only had unbounded
faith in their State but the courage to back it up.
I do not believe that anyone could or would attempt to say
today that this investment in good roads, as enormous as it
seemed to be when it was originally initiated, has not been
repaid a hundredfold in the vastly increased wealth it has
enabled our citizens to create.
Yes, it is just as true today as it was in Biblical times:
"Where there is no vision, the people perish."
There is another striking parallel between a past situation
and the problem that is facing us today.
It occurred nearly a half century ao when a group of far-
seeing men proposed that the State should build and support
colleges and universities for the education of its young people.
When this idea was first proposed, it seemed to be radical, and
again the proposed expenditure appeared to be enormous. But
once again the men of vision and faith and courage triumphed,
so that today we have the foundation for one of the finest
systems of higher educational institutions in the country.
And once again there is no question of whether the State
has made a profitable investment. The money has been
returned many times in the added productivity of our
citizens. I venture to say there are many persons within the
sound of my voice who would have been unable to attend
college if they had been forced to go outside the State and
pay high tuition fees. The value of this increased usefulness
to the growth and development of our State is so great that
it cannot be calculated.
And so today not only we who have directly benefited from
the colleges and universities but the entire State as well, owe
a debt of gratitude to those men whose vision was capable of
surveying broad horizons. Those men, like the early pioneers
in the fight for better roads, were building for the future and
they refused to let the expediencies of the moment sway them
from their high goals.

In almost exactly the same fashion, we today are being
asked to invest money in Florida's future. Our faith in our
State is being tested again as it has been in the past, and I
am confident the overwhelming majority of this Legislature
will stand up and be counted on the side of progress.
One of the reasons I am so confident this Legislature will
keep faith with the future is that you have enacted by an
overwhelming majority an appropriations law which, when the
revenue is provided, will keep our State solvent during the
next two years and enable us to keep our minimum foun-
dation program pledge to the school teachers of this State.



All of us know, of course, that many highly desirable items-
especially for badly needed buildings at our institutions-
were stricken from the bill because of your commendable desire
to keep the amount of new taxes needed as low as possible.
I know that in the time that has passed since adjournment
of the regular session, all of you have held neighborly dis-
cussions with the people of your communities. Naturally, many
people have urged you to be as economical as possible with
tax dollars and to do everything possible to prevent waste.
But I do not believe very many responsible citizens have
come to you and urged that the investment you have made
in Florida's children is unsound and that the appropriation
for public schools should be reduced. The people of this
State desire and expect their public schools to continue moving
forward instead of going backward.
Nor do I think that anyone doubts the wisdom of your
appropriation for reforestation. It is generally recognized that
this is a sound investment in future prosperity for this State,
and I do not hesitate to predict that this investment will be
repaid many times within the present generation.
These are some of the heavier investments you have ap-
proved which in my opinion will prove highly profitable in
material terms of dollars and cents.
There are others, of course, which combine money returns
with humanitarian objectives. You appropriated more than
$3,000,000, for example to combat that great scourge of man-
kind, tuberculosis. In addition to saving human lives, this
investment will bring material benefits in the numbers of
persons who will be returned to productive activity when
their cases of tuberculosis are detected early and arrested.
I submit that this investment has the overwhelming endorse-
ment of the people of Florida.
And so it goes, down through the appropriations law. Flood
control-does anyone propose to question the wisdom or the
soundness of the investment you propose to make for this pur-
pose? Welfare funds-does anyone claim the pitiful sums being
granted our needy aged are excessive?
Yes, in enacting the 1949 appropriations law by an over-
whelming majority, the members of this Legislature have placed
themselves squarely on the side of those who believe in Florida
and its magnificent destiny. They have shown the same
vision that inspired those who insisted that Florida must
have good hard-surfaced roads in order to go forward.
I feel certain that the people of Florida, who are looking to
you to show the courage of your vision and your convictions,
will have every reason to be proud of you when this extra-
ordinary session draws to a close. You have charted a
course to progress and prosperity in the 1949 appropriations
law. I am confident you will finish the job by raising the
revenue to meet the current budget deficit of at least
$55,000,000.
The pioneers of our great State built a future for us to
enjoy. Surely we owe our children and our children's children
the same courage, the same faith in the future of Florida.
"Where there is no vision, the people perish."
At the hour of 1:15 P.M. the joint assembly was dissolved.
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 1:16 P.M.

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



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
Douglas
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry



Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin



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McClure Papy Scarborough
McKendree Parker Schuh
McMullen Patton Sellar
Melvin Pearce Shepperd
Merchant Peeples Simpson
Merritt Phillips Slaughter
Monahan Pooser Smith, L. W.
Moody Roberts, J. P. Smith, M. B.
Morgan Roberts, Roy Smith, W. A.
Nesmith Rood Stewart
Odham Saunders, D. H. Stockdale
Okell Saunders, S. D. Strayhorn
A quorum present.
The following registrations with the Chief
under Rule 14.



Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Tapper
Thornal
Usina
Whitlock
Williams
Wise
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Clerk were made



To the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives-
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of the
House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is C. Robert Mathis, my occu-
pation is Lawyer, and that I am employed by and appear in the



interest of American Soap & Glycerine Inst., whose address is
New York City, and for the following period Extraordinary
Session Sept., 1949.
C. ROBERT MATHIS.
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of Septem-
ber, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
Mr. Clement moved that the Committee on Rules and
Calendar be granted the use of the House Chamber at 3
o'clock this afternoon.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Mr. Clement moved that the House adjourn to reconvene
at 10:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 1:25 P.M. the House stood ad-
journed until 10:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.














EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Thursday, September 8, 1949



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



The roll was taken and
corded present:



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



A quorum present.
The following prayer wa;
Hunter, Chaplain:



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 Stewart
Odham Stockdale
Okell Strayhorn
Papy Summers
Parker Surles
Patton Sweeny
Pearce Tapper
Peeples Thornal
Phillips Usina
Pooser Whitlock
Roberts, J. P. Williams
Roberts, Roy Wise
Rood Wotitzky
Saunders, D. H. Yeomans
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough


s offered by the Reverend J. L.



Eternal God, Father of all nations, in whose eyes all man-
kind are one family, we lift our hearts in penitence and deep
desire to Thee.
For the heritage of Christian faith that has blessed Amer-
ica, we thank Thee, O Lord.
For the devotion of our founding fathers, and the traditions
of their lives, for the freedom that has been granted us, and
for the open doors of opportunity set before us, we give Thee
earnest praise, O Lord.
Thou who dost ordain that from those to whom much is
given, much will be required. May this humble our spirits and
grant us serious conviction and contrition for sin.
Surely, dear Lord, Thou dost expect much from us, for to
us much has been given over and over again. Nothing less
than our best can we afford to offer unto Thee in service
to our fellowman.
In His name, we pray-Amen.
The Journal for Wednesday, September 7, was ordered cor-
rected and as corrected was approved.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Speaker announced that Mr. Douglas has been ap-
pointed a member of the following committees:
Committee on Public Health
Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Livestock
Committee on Game and Fresh Water Fish
Committee on State Institutions, Services and Supplies



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



Committee on Public Welfare, Social Security and Work-
men's Compensation
The Speaker announced that Mr. Roy Roberts has been ap-
pointed a member of the following committees:
Committee on Public Roads
Committee on Citrus
Committee on Rules and Calendar
Committee on Public Utilities and Transportation
Committee on Salt Water Fisheries

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT RESOLU-
TIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT RESOLU-
TIONS AND MEMORIALS
By Mr. Bedenbaugh of Columbia-
H. B. No. 8-X ('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act imposing
an additional tax upon malt beverages.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.

By Mr. Bedenbaugh of Columbia-
H. B. No. 9-X ('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 2 of Chapter 25340, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1949,
relating to taxes on certain beverages containing Fourteen
percent, or more, of alcohol by weight.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Bedenbaugh of Columbia-
H. B. No. 10-X ('49)--A bill to be entitled An Act imposing
an additional tax upon wines, and providing for a differen-
tial as to unfortified Florida wines.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Bedenbaugh of Columbia-
H. J. R. No. 11-X ('49)-A Joint Resolution proposing the
amendment of Section 11, Article 9, of the Constitution of
the State of Florida, relating to income tax, inheritance tax,
and exemption for head of family; and providing for the
removal of the income tax prohibition.

Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
That the following amendment of Section 11, Article 9 of
the Constitution of Florida, relating to income tax, inheritance
tax and exemption for head of family, be and the same is
hereby agreed to for approval or rejection at a special election
to be held in compliance with the provisions of Section 3 of
Article 17 of the Constitution of Florida; that is to say, that
Section 11, Article 9 of the Florida Constitution be amended
to read:
Section 11. Inheritance taxes; exemption for head of fam-
ily-No taxes upon inheritances of residents or citizens of this
state shall be levied by the State of Florida, or under its au-
thority, and there shall be exempt from taxation to the head of
the family residing in this state, household goods and personal
effect to the value of Five-hundred ($500.00) Dollars, pro-
vided, however, that the Legislature may provide for the

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assessment, levying and collection of a tax upon inheritances,
or for the levying of estate taxes, not exceeding in the aggre-
gate the amounts which may by any law of the United States
be allowed to be credited against or deducted from any similar
tax upon inheritances, or taxes on estates assessed or levied
by the United States on the same subject, but the power of
the Legislature to levy such inheritances taxes, or estate taxes
in this state, shall exist only so long as, and during the time,
a similar tax is enforced by the United States against Florida
inheritances of estates and shall only be exercised or enforced
to the extent of absorbing the amount of any deduction or
credit which may be permitted by the laws of the United
States, now existing or hereafter enacted to be claimed by
reason thereof, as a deduction or credit against such similar
tax of the United States applicable to Florida inheritances or
estates. The Legislature may provide for the appropriation
of all taxes collected under this article to such state, county,
municipal or educational purposes as it may deem advisable.
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Saunders of St. Lucie-
H. B. No. 12-X ('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act designat-
ing and establishing a certain State Road in Saint Lucie
County, Florida.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Public Roads.
By Mr. Frank of Marion-
H. B. No. 13-X ('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring
all lobbyists as herein defined to pay a license fee of Five
Hundred Dollars ($500) biennially to the Comptroller to be
credited to the General Revenue Fund.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Mr. Bedenbaugh asked to be recorded present.
By Mr. Papy of Monroe-
H. B. No. 14-X ('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Chapter 23374, Laws of Florida, Acts of the Legislative year
1945, being the Charter of the City of Key West, Florida, by
amending Section 8 of Article I of the introductory chapter
thereof so as to exclude certain land from the present terri-'
torial boundaries of the City of Key West, Florida.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
14-X('49).
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 the Committee on Rules and Calendar-
H. R. No. 15-X ('49)-A Resolution concerning the rules
for the 1949 Extraordinary Session of the Legislature of the
State of Florida.
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State
of Florida:
Section 1. That the standing rules of the House of Repre-
sentatives as printed for the regular session of 1949, as
amended, be and the same are hereby adopted as the Rules
of the 1949 Extraordinary Session, except as follows:
a. Rule 6, Section 1, shall read:
"The House shall meet each Legislative day, except Satur-
day and Sunday, at 10:00 A.M. and adjourn at 1:00 P.M.,
or otherwise as determined by a majority vote of those pres-
ent and voting."



b. Rule 8, Section 18, shall read:
"Every bill, joint resolution, resolution and memorial refer-
red to a committee or committees shall be reported back
before the expiration of 3 calendar days, Saturday and Sun-
day excluded, from the date of its reference, unless otherwise
ordered by the House."
c. Rule 8, Section 23, shall read:
"In case of joint reference to two or more committees (ex-
cept when one of these is the Committee on Appropriations
or the Committee on Finance and Taxation), such reference
shall be considered by the combined committees sitting as a
whole, and the committees shall vote jointly and the combined
report 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 Appro-
priations 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 3 days
provided in Section 18 of this Rule for the consideration of
measures shall apply also to joint references except that one
committee may not deprive another of an opportunity to con-
sider the measure."
d. Rule 10, Section 1, shall read:
"When a motion or main question has been made and car-
ried or lost it shall be in order for any Member of the majority
(or in case of a tie vote, by any Member) on the same or
succeeding Legislative day, to move for reconsideration there-
of. Such motion shall take precedence of all other questions.
It shall be disposed of when made."
e. Rule 10, Section 7, shall read:
"All bills and joint resolutions shall be transmitted to the
Senate as soon as possible."
f. Rule 16, Section 2, shall read:
"After House conferees on any bill or resolution in confer-
ence between the Senate and House shall have been appointed
for 36 hours and shall have failed to make a report, it is
hereby declared to be a motion of the highest privilege to
move to discharge and appoint new conferees, or to instruct
said House conferees."
-which was read by title.

Mr. Clement moved that House Resolution No. 15-X ('49)
be read a second time in full.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 15-X
'('49) was read in full.
Amendment No. 1-
Mr. Bryant of Marion offered the following amendment to
House Resolution No. 15-X ('49).
After Sub-section "f" add
"g. Rule 6, Section 20, shall be suspended."

Mr. Bryant moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Bryant moved the adoption of the resolution, as
amended.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 15-X
('49) as amended, was adopted.
By Mr. Simpson of Jefferson-
H. B. No. 16-X ('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act author-
izing Boards of County Commissioners in all counties of the
State of Florida having more than 10,900 and less than 11,100
population according to the last preceding State Census, to
purchase not more than eight voting machines for use in all
elections; making the use of such voting machines valid; pro-
viding that such voting machines and the use thereof shall
be in accordance with provisions of law now in effect and pro-
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Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House,
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Local Government.
By the Committee on Rules and Calendar-
H. R. No. 17-X ('49)-A Resolution fixing the time to be
allowed for debate on any bill as to which the Speaker has
any doubt as to its inclusion or exclusion from the Governor's
call for the 1949 Extraordinary Session.
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State
of Florida:
Section 1. That any bill as to which the Speaker has any
doubt as to its inclusion or exclusion from the Governor's call
for the 1949 Extraordinary Session shall be referred to the
House for a determination of that question, and that propon-
ents and opponents of consideration of the bill be allowed
thirty (30) minutes each for debate, and that no Member
shall speak for more than ten (10) minutes on each bill.
Section 2. This Resolution shall have the force and effect
of a Rule of the House.
-which was read by title.
Mr. Clement moved that House Resolution No. 17-X ('49)
be read a second time in full.
The motion was agreed to and House Resolution No. 17-X
('49) was read in full.
Amendment No. 1-
Mr. Clement of Pinellas offered the following amendment
to House Resolution No. 17-X ('49).
In Section 1, Line 7, strike out the words: "each bill"
and insert the following in lieu thereof:
"such question"
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of Amendment No. 1.
The motion was agreed to, and Amendment No. 1 was
adopted.
Amendment No. 2-
Mr. Clement of Pinellas offered the following amendment
to House Resolution No. 17-X ('49).
Immediately following Section 1 ihsert the following:
"The Speaker shall have until the next legislative day to
announce his decision."
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of Amendment No. 2.
The motion was agreed to, and the Amendment No. 2 was
adopted.
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of the resolution, as
amended.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 17-X
('49), as amended, was adopted.
By Messrs. McMullen, Moody and Branch of Hillsborough-
H. B. No. 18-X ('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act repeal-
ing Chapter 25370, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1949, relating to
State Appropriations.
The above bill was offered for introduction and decision
on whether it came within the purview of the Governor's call
for the Extraordinary Session was deferred until tomorrow.
By the Committee on Rules and Calendar-
H. R. No. 19-X ('49)-A Resolution designating which com-
mittees shall employ a Committee Secretary during the 1949
Extraordinary Session of the Legislature.
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State
of Florida:
Section 1. That no committee except the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, Committee on Rules and Calendar,



Committee on Legislative Expense and the Committee on Gov-
ernmental Reorganization shall employ a Committee Sec-
retary during the 1949 Extraordinary Session of the Legis-
lature.
Section 2. This Resolution shall have the force and effect
of a Rule of the House.
-which was read by title.
Mr. Clement moved that House Resolution No. 19-X ('49)
be read a second time in full.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 19-X
('49) was read in full.
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 19-X
('49) was adopted.
By the Committee on Rules and Calendar-
H. R. No. 20-X ('49)-A Resolution amending Rule Nine,
Section 3, Sub-Section e, of the 1949 Rules of the Extraordi-
nary Session of the Legislature.
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State
of Florida:
Section 1. That Rule Nine, Section 3, Sub-Section e, of the
Rules of the House of Representatives for the 1949 Extraordi-
nary, Session be, and the same is hereby amended to read as
follows:
"e. To consider a question of privilege.
(Questions of privilege shall be, first, those affecting the
rights of the House collectively, its safety, dignity, reputation,
peace and comfort, and second, the rights, reputation and
conduct of Members, individually, in their representative ca-
pacity only. No Member shall speak longer than five minutes
on a question of privilege. The Speaker may defer the recogni-
tion of a Member on a question of personal privilege until the
completion of immediate action on pending matter but no
longer. For example, a roll call need not be interrupted for
recognition of a Member desiring to be heard on privilege.
Questions affecting the rights of the House collectively shall
be raised only by resolutions; those affecting a Member in-
dividually, by statement from the floor.)"
-which was read by title.
Mr. Clement moved that House Resolution No. 20-X ('49)
be read a second time in full.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 20-X
('49) was read in full.
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 20-X
('49) was adopted.
By Messrs. Dunn and Wotitzky-
H. J. R. No. 21-X ('49)-A Joint Resolution proposing the
amendment of Section 11, Article 9, of the Constitution of
the State of Florida, relating to income tax, inheritance tax,
and exemption for head of family; and providing for the re-
moval of the income tax prohibition as to persons having an
income of over three-thousand Six-hundred Dollars per an-
num.
Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
That the following amendment of Section 11, Article 9 of
the Constitution of Florida is hereby agreed to and shall be
submitted to the electors of the State of Florida for ratifica-
tion or rejection at the next general election to be held in
November 1950, as follows:
Section 11. No taxes upon inheritance of residents or citi-
zens of this state, nor taxes upon incomes of residents or citi-
zens of this state having an annual income of Three-thousand
Six-hundred Dollars, or less, shall be levied by the State of
Florida, or under its authority, and there shall be exempt from
taxation to the head of the family residing in this state,



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household goods and personal effects to the value of Five-
hundred ($500.00) Dollars, provided, however, that the Leg-
islature may provide for the assessment, levying and collec-
tion of a tax upon inheritance, or for the levying of estate
taxes, not exceeding in the aggregate the amounts which may
by any law of the United States be allowed to be credited
against or deducted from any similar tax upon inheritances,
or taxes on estates assessed or levied by the United States
on the same subject, but the power of the Legislature to levy
such inheritance taxes, or estate taxes in this state, shall exist
only so long as, and during the time, a similar tax is enforced
by the United States against Florida inheritances of estates
and shall only be exercised or enforced to the extent of absorb-
ing the amount of any deduction or credit which may be
permitted by the laws of the United States, now existing or
hereafter enacted to be claimed by reason thereof, as a deduc-
tion or credit against such similar tax of the United States
applicable to Florida inheritances or estates. The Legislature
may provide for the appropriation of all taxes collected under
this article to such state, county, municipal or educational
purposes as it may deem advisable.
-which was read the first time in full and referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Amendments.

ENGROSSING REPORTS
House of Representatives
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 8, 1949
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Engrossing Clerk, to whom was referred, with amend-
ments-
House Resolution No. 15-X ('49)
House Resolution No. 17-X ('49)



-begs leave to report same have 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.
ENROLLING REPORTS
House of Representatives
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 8, 1949
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Enrolling Clerk, to whom was referred-
S. C. R. No. 2-X(49)
-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 Sept. 8, 1949, 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 House
now adjourn to reconvene at 10:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
Thereupon, at the hour of 10:39 A. M. the House stood ad-
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Friday, September 9, 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 Douglas
Beasley Dowda
Bedenbaugh Dunn
Black Elliott
Bollinger Frank
Botts Fuqua
Branch Haley
Bridges Henderson
Bronson Hendry
Bryant Hethcox
Burnsed Hough
Burton Hudson
Burwell Johnson
Carlton Keith
Carraway Lancaster, D.
Clement Lancaster, H.
Cobb Lantaff
Collins Luckie
Cook MacWilliam
Copeland Mathis
Courtney McAlpin
David McClure
A quorum present.
Excused: Mr. Heath.
The following prayer was
Hunter, Chaplain:



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 rhornal
Phillips Jsina
Pooser Whitlock
Roberts, J. P. Williams
Roberts, Roy Wise
Rood Notitzky
Saunders, D. H. Yeomans
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough



offered by the Reverend J. L.



"Eternal God, Thou in whose mind a thousand years are
as but a day and a watch in the night, we pause midst the
rush of this bourne of time and place to acknowledge the
Lordship of Jesus Christ and to beseech Thy Holy Guidance.
Our prayer is that Thou wilt help us to share the perspec-
tives of Thy understanding, that small things may appear to
be what they are and that great things may have their right-
ful share of the resources of our talents.
Help us to live, O God, in a manner relevant to the needs
of this hour and day which Thou hast given us.
Make us to realize the benediction of Thy presence. Be
with us for direction, for comfort and for strength.
Through Jesus Christ The Lord, we pray. Amen.--"
The Journal for Thursday, September 8, was ordered cor-
rected and as corrected was approved.

COMMUNICATIONS
Mr. Heath of Holmes requested that he be excused from
attendance upon the session today.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. Roberts of Bradford requested that he be excused
from attendance upon the sessions Monday and Tuesday.
Without objection, it was so ordered.



Mr. Smith of Polk requested that he be excused from at-
tendance upon the sessions Monday and Tuesday.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Report on Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College
The Speaker recognized Mr. Patton of Franklin for his re-
port as a sub-committee of one from the Select Committee to
Investigate Communistic Activities in State Institutions of
Higher Learning. Mr. Patton had, during the course of the
activities of the select committee, been commissioned by the
Committee to do whatever he should deem necessary in fol-
lowing to a conclusion certain charges of misconduct and
maladministration brought against Dr. William H. Gray, Jr.,
then President of Florida Agricultural and Mechnical College
for Negroes. Mr. Patton read his report, which was ordered
filed with the Chief Clerk.
Mr. Simpson moved a vote of thanks be extended to Mr.
Patton and the Select Committee to Investigate Communistic
Activities in the State Institutions of Higher Learning, and
of commendation on the report.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS,
HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT
RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
By Mr. Bryant of Marion-
H. B. No. 22-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 199.11, Florida Statutes, 1941, relating to the levy and
assessment of a tax on all intangible personal property, 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 Mr. Bryant of Marion-
H. B. No. 23-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act relating
to acknowledgments 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. Bryant of Marion-
H. B. No. 24-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Section 201.02, Florida Statutes, 1941, relative to tax on deeds
and other instruments relative to lands, etc., by providing that
stamps in the proper amount shall be affixed to such instru-
ments 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 promissory 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
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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 en-
forceable 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 Messrs. Clement, Schuh and McClure of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 25-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Section 17 of Chapter 21598, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of
1941, "An Act to abolish the present municipal government
of the City of Tarpon Springs, in Pinellas County,
Florida, and to create, establish and organize a municipality
to be known and designated as the City of Tarpon Springs,
and to define its territorial boundaries and provide for its
government, jurisdiction, powers, franchises and privileges and
providing for a referendum", by deleting therefrom the pro-
vision for a refunding committee to pass on refunding pro-
posals of the bonded debt of the City of Tarpon Springs.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
25-X('49).
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. Douglas of Union-
House Resolution No. 26-X('49):
A MEMORIAL TO THE MEMORY
OF THE
HONORABLE MATTHEW JACKSON SAPP
WHEREAS, on the 6th day of August, A. D. 1949, the Lord,
In His Divine Wisdom, called the Honorable Matthew J. Sapp
of Union County, Florida, to the Great Beyond, and
WHEREAS, the said Matthew J. Sapp, respected and
honored citizen of Union County, Florida, was a member of
the Florida House of Representatives during the session of
1949, and were it not for his untimely death would be today
serving in this honorable body during the present 1949 Extra-
ordinary Session, and
WHEREAS, during his lifetime he made many loyal friends
and by honesty and faithfulness to his ideals he endeared
himself to the people of his section of the state and it is the
desire of the membership of this body, now sitting in legis-
lative session, to express to the bereaved family of the said
Matthew J. Sapp our deep, sincere and heartfelt sympathy, and
share with the family our deep sorrow and great loss of one
of our members.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That we record with regret and great sorrow the passing
of this distinguished and beloved citizen and one of the
members of this legislature and inscribe upon the records of
our proceedings, on a separate page of the journal to be set
apart for the purpose, our testimonial to his memory:
IN MEMORIAL MATTHEW JACKSON SAPP
Matthew J. Sapp was a native of the State of Florida,
having been born at New River, in Bradford County, Florida,
on August 20, 1880. During his lifetime his major occupation
was in the connection with the railroad industry. He was a
member of the Long Bridge Christian Church; and held posi-
tions in public office as constable and justice of the peace,
and was a member of the House of Representatives from Union
County during the 1949 session and at the time of his death.
He is survived by his wife, Marion Richard Sapp, one son, four
daughters, one brother and three sisters. His passing is a
great loss.



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That a copy of this resolu-
tion signed by the Speaker of the House and certified by the
Chief Clerk of the House be immediately forwarded to each
member of the bereaved family of Matthew J. Sapp and to
the press.
-which was read by title.
Mr. Douglas moved that House Resolution No. 26-X('49) be
read a second time in full.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No.
26-X('49) was read in full.
Mr. Douglas moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No.
26-X('49) was adopted.
By Messrs. Surles and Smith of Polk-
H. B. No. 27-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to Amend
Section 2A of Chapter 10754 Laws of Florida, As Passed in
1925 Regular Session of the Florida Legislature, and Approved
June 8, 1925, as Amended by Chapter 14172, Special Acts of
1929 Legislature of Florida, and as Changed or Altered by
Subsequent Legislative Acts and/or Amendments of said 1925
Act, Including Chapter 21334 Special Acts of the 1941 and
The 1949 Special Acts at the Regular Session of the Legisla-
ture of the State of Florida, Relating to the Creation and
Establishment of the City of Lakeland, Florida; Describing
the Territorial Boundaries of said City; Including Certain
Lands into the Territorial Jurisdiction of the said City.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
27-X('49).
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. Surles and Smith of Polk-
H. B. No. 28-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act Authorizing
the City of Lakeland, Florida, to Further Regulate the Trans-
portation of Persons and Property for Hire on the Streets
of Said City, Authorizing the City to Limit the number of
Automobile Taxicabs operating Therein and to Grant for a
Valuable Consideration two or More Franchises, including
Exclusive Franchises to Different Persons, Firms or Corpora-
tions for the Use of the Streets of Said City for the Operation
of a Taxicab Business upon such Terms and Conditions and
Under Such Regulations as May Be Imposed by the City
Commission of Said City and Authorizing The City to Estab-
lish and Regulate the Rates and Charges Required by Taxi-
cabs for the Transportation of persons and their Baggage
over the Streets of Said City and To Establish Minimum and
Maximum Charges for Such Services.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
28-X('49).
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. Surles and Smith of Polk-
H. B. No. 29-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act Amending
Section 4 of Chapter 25440, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1949,
changing the effective date of this Act which relates to the
common boundary line between Pasco and Polk Counties.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
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HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 26-X('49)



SAfmemorial to the Rlemorp

of the

honorable lttatteto Jachton Bapp

WHEREAS, on the 6th day of August, A. D. 1949, the Lord, in His Divine
Wisdom, called the Honorable Matthew J. Sapp of Union County, Florida,
to the Great Beyond, and

WHEREAS, the said Matthew J. Sapp, respected and honored citizen of
Union County, Florida, was a member of the Florida House of Representatives
during the session of 1949, and were it not for his untimely death would be
today serving in this honorable body during the present 1949 Extraordinary
Session, and

WHEREAS, during his lifetime he made many loyal friends and by
honesty and faithfulness to his ideals he endeared himself to the people of his
section of the state and it is the desire of the membership of this body, now
sitting in legislative session, to express to the bereaved family of the said
Matthew J. Sapp our deep, sincere and heartfelt sympathy, and share with the
family our deep sorrow and great loss of one of our members.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REP-
RESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That we record with regret and great sorrow the passing of this distinguished
and beloved citizen and one of the members of this legislature and inscribe
upon the record of our proceedings, on a separate page of the journal to be
set apart for the purpose, our testimonial to his memory:

IN MEMORIAL MATTHEW JACKSON SAPP
Matthew J. Sapp was a native of the State of Florida, having been born
at New River, in Bradford County, Florida, on August 20, 1880. During his
lifetime his major occupation was in the connection with the railroad industry.
He was a member of the Long Bridge Christian Church; and held positions in
public office as constable and justice of the peace, and was a member of the
House of Representatives from Union County during the 1949 session and at
the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Marion Richard Sapp, one
son, four daughters, one brother and three sisters. His passing is a great loss.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That a copy of this resolution signed
by the Speaker of the House and certified by the Chief Clerk of the House be
immediately forwarded to each member of the bereaved family of Matthew J.
Sapp and to the press.



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The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Local Calendar.
By Messrs. Surles and Smith of Polk-
H. B. No. 30-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act prescrib-
ing the amount and authorizing the compensation to be paid
to and received by the Chairman and other Members of County
Boa Id of Public Instruction in Counties of the State of
Florida having not less than Nine Hundred instruction units
nor more than One Thousand Four Hundred and Fifty in-
struction units according to the last annual computation of
such units made as prescribed by Section 29 of Chapter 23726,
Laws of Florida, Acts of 194'1; providing for the payment of
expenses of such board members and specifying the effective
date of said Act.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Local Government.

By Mr. Papy of Monroe-
H. B. No. 31-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Section 2 of Chapter 23373, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of
1945, entitled, "An Act creating the Utility Board of the City
of Key West, Florida to manage, operate, maintain, extend,
improve and control the Municipal Electric Utility owned by
the City of Key West: appointing the first members of said
Board and fixing their terms of office: providing for the ap-
pointment and terms of office of subsequent members of said
Board, providing that the Mayor shall be a member of said
Board; prescribing its jurisdiction, powers, functions, author-
ity, franchises, duties and privileges: and declaring the Leg-
islative intention that said Act shall not be deemed repealed
by an Act passed at the Regular Session of the Legislature in
1945 unless specific reference is made to said Act for such
purposes", by appointing new members of said board and
fixing their terms of office.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
31-X('49).
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. Schuh and Clement of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 32-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act author-
izing the reappraisal and revaluation of the taxable property
in Pinellas County, Florida; prescribing the rights, authori-
ties and duty of certain county officials in relation thereto
and repealing all laws in conflict therewith.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
32-X('49).
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. Usina and Shepperd of St. Johns-
H. B. No. 33-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to produce
tax revenue by permitting the operation of, defining and
separately classifying harness horse racing, providing that the
conduct of such harness racing shall be governed by Chapter
550, Florida Statutes, as amended, and shall be supervised
and regulated by the State Racing Commission and by the



same provisions of law applying to horse racing and other
racing, except as otherwise provided by this Act; providing
for and defining the commissions on harness racing, the taxes
upon the pari-mutuel pools therein, the "breaks" and taxes
thereon, the harness racing season, the length of race meet-
ings thereof and other provisions of law relating thereto;
providing for the collection by and the distribution to the
State, counties and cities of taxes and licenses upon harness
racing operations in a manner similar to that governing other
racing but providing for additional taxes upon pari-mutuel
pools conducted by harness race tracks based upon increasing
percentages when the total contributions to such pools exceed
certain amounts during any twenty-four hour period; provid-
ing that such additional taxes so assessed shall become part
of the general revenue fund of the State of Florida subject to
appropriations therefrom, except in the event of insufficien-
cies in the fund to be distributed to the several counties of
Florida; prohibiting the location of any harness racing track
at any location within one hundred (100) air miles of any
running horse race track located in any area of the State of
Florida in which there are two or more running horse race
tracks located within one hundred (100) air miles of each
other, but exempting permits heretofore issued and which
are renewed and extended by this Act, and otherwise author-
izing applications for and permits to conduct harness racing
subject to ratification as provided by law; extending certain
permits heretofore issued subsequent to the declaration of
World War II; authorizing the State Racing Commission to
make appropriate regulations governing harness racing and
effectuating this Act, to allocate days, dates and hours of
racing between harness racing tracks and other types of
tracks, but empowering the Racing Commission to limit the
racing dates of any harness racing licensee to a number not
less than fifty (50) or to a lesser number applied for by
such licensee in view of the proximity of the track of any
such licensee to any other track or tracks, whether or not
located in the same county; providing for special meetings
of the Racing Commission to consider harness racing appli-
cations and dates prior to its next annual meeting; repealing
all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith, to the extent
of such conflict; and fixing the effective date of this Act.
The above bill was offered for introduction and decision
on its admissibility was deferred until the next legislative day.
By Mr. Patton of Franklin-
H. B. No. 34-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide
for the raising of additional public revenue by levying a tax of
one per cent on transactions involving certain sales and serv-
ices; providing for the tax to be paid by the purchaser or the
recipient of the service; to appropriate the proceeds thereof;
authorizing the State Comptroller to administer the provisions
of this Act; making an appropriation to pay the costs of
administering this Act; and prescribing penalties for violations
of the provisions of this Act.
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. 35-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to create a
State Wholesale Alcoholic Beverage Board; providing that the
board shall consist of three members to be appointed by the
Governor and confirmed by the Senate; authorizing the board
to buy, import and deal in beverages having an alcoholic
content of more than fourteen per cent by weight, except
wines regardless of alcoholic content, and to sell the same at
wholesale to vendors, prohibiting vendors to purchase alcoholic
beverages as described herein other than from the board;
prohibiting any manufacturer or distributor, or any other
person, corporation, partnership or association other than the
board to sell such beverages at wholesale; providing for the
board to maintain one or more distributing warehouses or
storehouses in each of the congressional districts in the State
of Florida; providing for receipts of the board to be deposited
in the general revenue fund; providing for the board to pay
moneys in lieu of state, county and municipal licenses and
other taxes except federal taxes that the state may be exempt,
from; authorizing the board to make rules and regulations
for the conduct of its business, to employ such personnel as
may be necessary and to pay salaries and other expenses,
prohibiting the issuance of any state, county or municipal
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to sell or distribute such alcoholic beverages in the manner
as is by this Act limited exclusively to the board and providing
for the cancelling and refunding of licenses; providing an
appropriation; and fixing a penalty for the violation of the
provisions of this Act.
The above bill was offered for introduction and decision on
its adniis.ibility was deferred until the next legislative day.
By Messrs. Sweeny and Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 36-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act relating
to schools; providing for collection of tuition fees by the
several county boards of public instruction from non-residents
of Florida entering children in the public schools of Florida;
providing the manner of computing such fees; authorizing
rules and regulations for the administration of this Act; and
appropriating monies collected.
The above bill was offered for introduction and decision on
its admissibility was deferred until the next legislative day.

By Mr. Patton of Franklin-
H. R. No. 37-X('49)-A Resolution creating an Interim
Committee of the House of Representatives consisting of
three members to be appointed by the Speaker, to be known
as the House Committee to study and investigate practices
and procedures of State agencies; authorizing and directing
said Committee to inquire into and investigate all State
agencies including officers, boards, bureaus, commissions and
institutions, for the purpose of determining, whether such
agencies are operating as required by law, whether any such
agencies are expending funds or engaging in activities beyond
the intent or limitations of law, whether any agencies are
engaged in over-lapping activities and whether any such
agencies or any of their activities or expenditures could
be terminated without being detrimental to the public interest
and whether any agencies or their activities could be combined
or merged to provide a more economical and efficient opera-
tion; authorizing said Committee to inspect any record, docu-
ment or other paper of any State agency, to subpoena wit-
nesses, and to examine the foregoing by either the Commit-
tee or an examiner appointed by the Committee, and to cite
for contempt; requiring all State officers and employees to
make available to said Committee or its examiner all records,
documents or other papers and information that may be
requested by said Committee; authorizing said Committee
to make use of any appropriation or other funds which may
be available to pay costs and expenses of Interim Committees;
and directing the said Committee to make a report of its
findings and recommendations to the House of Representa-
tives at the 1951 Regular Session of the Florida State Leg-
islature.
The above resolution was offered for introduction and
decision on its admissibility was deferred until the next legis-
lative day.
By Messrs. Simpson of Jefferson, Beasley of Walton, Stock-
dale and Lantaff of Dade, Fuqua of Manatee, Schuh and
Clement of Pinellas, Strayhorn of Lee, Burwell and David of
Broward, Williams of Hendry, Papy of Monroe, MacWilliam
of Indian River, Hethcox of Lake, Bridges of Calhoun, Andrews
of Orange, Hendry of Okeechobee, Bronson of Osceola, Hudson
of Washington, Heath of Holmes, Burnsed of Baker, Saunders
of St. Lucie, Saunders of Clay, Wotitzky of Charlotte, Tapper
of Gulf and McAlpin of Hamilton-
H. B. No. 38-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act designating
and declaring all public roads and bridges now in existence,
or which will be hereafter constructed or built, by the several
counties of the State of Florida to be general public projects
and undertakings and as State roads for the purpose of re-
ceiving and participating in the benefits of the Act passed
at this Session of the Legislature, imposing an additional tax
on gasoline or other like products of petroleum and desig-
nated "Secondary Roads Assistance Act of 1949."
The above bill was offered for introduction and decision on
its admissibility was deferred until the next legislative day.
By Messrs. Simpson of Jefferson, Beasley of Walton, Stock-
dale and Lantaff of Dade, Fuqua of Manatee, Schuh and
Clement of Pinellas, Strayhorn of Lee, Burwell and David of



Broward, Williams of Hendry, Papy of Monroe, Collins of Sara-
sota, MacWilliam of Indian River, Hethcox of Lake, Bridges of
Calhoun, Andrews of Orange, Hendry of Okeechobee, Bronson
of Osceola, Hudson of Washington, Heath of Holmes, Burnsed
of Baker, Saunders of St. Lucie, Saunders of Clay, Wotitzky of
Charlotte, Tapper of Gulf and McAlpin of Hamilton-
H. B. No. 39-X('49)--A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Chapter 22645, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1945 as amended by
Chapter 24363, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947, also known as
Chapter 210, 1947 Cumulative Supplement, Florida Statutes
1941, and being An Act relating to taxation, levying and im-
posing a State tax on cigarettes; authorizing the levy of a
municipal tax on cigarettes and prohibiting any other mu-
nicipal tax thereon; granting a credit or reduction on State
tax to extent of municipal tax paid; defining cigarettes; re-
quiring all cigarette dealers as herein defined to obtain a
cigarette permit; providing for the report of sale or other
disposition of cigarettes, and the collection and payment of
cigarette taxes; providing for the deposit, appropriation and
disposition of the proceeds derived from such taxes including
distribution of a portion thereof to municipalities and tuber-
culosis hospitals; requiring municipalities to make financial
reports; prescribing the duties and powers of the Director of
the State Beverage Department including the power to pro-
mulgate rules and regulations having force and effect of law;
prescribing duties and powers of other officers and em-
ployees under this Act and providing for payment of their
salaries and other expenses of the administration of this Act;
providing for bonds by agents and dealers; providing for af-
fixing of stamps as evidence of payment of said tax; pro-
viding for the exemptions from payment of said tax; pro-
viding that the presumption shall be that cigarettes possessed
without stamps affixed are kept in violation of the provision
of this Act; imposing an occupational tax on cigarette vending
machines; providing, for records to be kept and reports to
be made by persons possessing, selling, or transporting cigar-
ettes; requiring municipalities to reduce ad valorem operating
tax millage and providing formula therefore; providing for the
enforcement of this Act and the rules and regulations pro-
mulgated by the director and penalties for violation thereof.
The above bill was offered for introduction and decision on
its admissibility was deferred until the next legislative day.
By Messrs. Simpson of Jefferson, Beasley of Walton, Stock-
dale and Lantaff of Dade, Fuqua of Manatee, Collins of Sara-
sota, Schuh and Clement of Pinellas, Strayhorn of Lee, Bur-
well and David of Broward, Williams of Hendry, Papy of Mon-
roe, MacWilliam of Indian River, Hethcox of Lake, Bridges of
Calhoun, Andrews of Orange, Hendry of Okeechobee, Bronson
of Osceola, Hudson of Washington, Heath of Holmes, Burnsed
of Baker, Saunders of St. Lucie, Saunders of Clay, Wotitzky of
Charlotte, and Tapper of Gulf-
H. B. No. 40-X('49)--A bill to be entitled An Act to define
certain additional privileges, and to levy and provide for the
collection of privilege taxes upon sales of personal property,
upon admissions and upon rentals of real and personal
property; providing for certain exemptions; to define certain
words and terms used in this Act; to provide for the creation
and enforcement of liens upon real and personal property of
persons liable for the payment of such taxes; to authorize the
promulgation of rules and regulations for the administration
and enforcement of this Act; to appropriate monies derived
from such taxes and to direct the payment of such monies
derived from such taxes to the general revenue fund of the
State of Florida, to the cost of administration and enforcement
of this Act and to provide for impounding any surplus revenue;
to provide for the operation of this Act in the event certain
provisions herein shall be held invalid; providing for an
effective date; to provide penalties for the violation of this
Act; and repealing Sections 204.03 and 204.04, Florida Statutes,
1941, and conflicting laws.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.

By Messrs. Simpson of Jefferson, Beasley of Walton, Collins
of Sarasota, Stockdale and Lantaff of Dade, Fuqua of Manatee,
Schuh and Clement of Pinellas, Strayhorn of Lee, Burwell and
David of Broward, Williams of Hendry, Papy of Monroe, Mac-
William of Indian River, Hethcox of Lake, Bridges of Calhoun,
Andrews of Orange, Hendry of Okeechobee, Bronson of Osceola,



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Hudson of Washington, Heath of Holmes, Burnsed of Baker,
Saunders of St. Lucie, Saunders of Clay, Wotitzky of Charlotte,
Tapper of Gulf and McAlpin of Hamilton-
H. B. No. 41-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act relating
to taxation, levying and imposing an additional tax on gasoline
or other like products of petroleum; providing for reports of
sales of such commodities to the Comptroller of the State of
Florida; providing that the gasoline inspection laws of the
State of Florida shall apply to this Act; prohibiting the levy
and collection by municipalities and other political sub-
divisions of gasoline taxes; providing for the purposes of such
tax and appropriating the same for the construction and
maintenance of public highways and rights of way therefore
designated state roads in the several counties, acquiring rights
of way for such roads or payment of bonded indebtedness
incurred for road and bridge purposes; prescribing the duties
of the several boards of county commissioners or other county
board having similar powers over roads and bridges and the
State Road Department; and allocating said taxes for public
highway use in the several counties; providing for the enforce-
ment of this Act and penalties for violation thereof. Repealing
all laws in conflict with this Act and particularly Chapter
25266, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1949, and providing for im-
pounding of the proceeds of the tax imposed in this Act in the
event of invalidity of certain sections of this Act; providing
that this Act shall become effective October 1, 1949.
The above bill was offered for introduction and decision on
its admissibility was deferred until the next legislative day.
By Messrs. Andrews and Thornal of Orange-
H. B. No. 42-X('49)--A bill to be entitled An Act for the
relief of Mrs. Louise Thrasher, widow of former constable
T. F. Thrasher, deceased; A. F. Graves, deputy constable; and
E. G. Duckworth, justice of the peace, both of District No. 1,
Orange County, Florida, for certain court costs and expenses
of said justice of the peace court.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
42-X('49).
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. Andrews and Thornal of Orange-
H. B. No. 43-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide
for the use of voting machines for all elections in Orange
County, Florida, and providing for County Commissioners or
governing authorities to purchase, lease, or rent machines
for election purposes.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
43-X('49).
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. Andrews and Thornal of Orange-
H. B. No. 44-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act relating
to the establishment and creation of fire control districts in
certain parts of Orange County, Florida; providing for the
levying of taxes for the payment of costs and expenses; and
providing for a referendum thereon within Districts.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
44-X('49).
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. Peeples of Glades-
H. B. No. 45-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
a total of four (4) licenses to sell intoxicating beverages in
any county with a population not less than 2275 and not more
than 2285 according to the latest state census, but outside the
incorporated limits of any municipality in the aforesaid
counties; and excepting from the operation hereof all operators
of railroads, sleeping cars, steamships, buses and airplanes
obtaining licenses good throughout the State of Florida under
the beverage law of the State of Florida, and incorporated
clubs including social clubs, and caterers at horse or dog racing
plants as defined in the beverage law of the State of Florida,
and also exempting from the operation hereof certain hotels.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Local Government.
The Speaker announced decision on the admissibility for
introduction of House Bill No. 18-X('49), originally to be made
today, would, without objection, be postponed at the request
of Members until the next legislative day.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. Clement moved that the House now adjourn to reconvene
at 10:00 o'clock Monday morning.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Tapper offered a substitute motion that the House now
adjourn to reconvene at 10:00 o'clock Saturday morning.
The substitute motion was not agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion by Mr. Clement that
the House now adjourn to reconvene at 10:00 o'clock Monday
morning.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at the hour of 11:24 A. M. the House stood
adjourned until 10:00 o'clock Monday morning.















EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


JOURNAL OF.THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Monday, September 12, 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:



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



Mathis
McAlpin
McClure
McKendree
Melvin
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Okell
Papy
Parker
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Pooser
Roberts, Roy
Rood
Saunders, D.



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



Excused Messrs. Roberts of Bradford and Smith of Polk.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend J. L.
Hunter, Chaplain:
O Lord, all the earth shall worship Thee, and shall sing
unto Thee. They shall sing unto the name of the Lord for He
ruleth by His power forever. His eyes behold the nations; let
not the rebellious exalt themselves.
We will bless the Lord who holdeth our lives in His own
hands.
May we be conscious that we move and live and have our
being in Thee.
Also, remind us that blessed is that people whose God is
the Lord, when the wicked rule, the people mourn; that
righteousness exalteth a nation; they that trust in the Lord
abideth forever.
Grant, O God, that the work of our hands and the prayers
of our hearts may be acceptable in Thy sight. For Christ's
sake-Amen.
The Journal for Friday, September 9, was ordered cor-
rected as follows:
On Page 15, Column 1, Line 15, counting from the bottom
of the page after the word "Hamilton" insert "and Collins
of Sarasota-".
On Page 15, Column 2, Line 6, counting from the top of
the page, after the word "Hamilton" insert "and Collins of
Sarasota-".
On Page 15, Column 2, Line 28, counting from the bot-
tom of the page after the word "Hamilton" insert "and Col-
lins of Sarasota-",



On Page 16, Column 1, Line 3, counting from the top of
the page after the word "Hamilton" insert "and Collins of
Sarasota-".

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS,
HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
AND MEMORIALS
Mr. McMcMullen asked to be recorded present.
By Messrs. Branch of Hillsborough and Merritt of Escam-
bia-
H. R. No. 46-X('49)-A Resolution authorizing appoint-
,ment of an interim committee to. study bribery laws and make
recommendations relating thereto.
WHEREAS, the integrity and honesty of public officials
is essential to good government, and any undue or improper
influence that may be used to undermine these qualifications
strikes at the very foundation of good government; and,
WHEREAS, it is the duty and responsibility of the Legis-
lature to use every means within its power to remove this
grave danger by enacting adequate laws to prosecute and
punish any person or persons who may use or attempt to
use bribery or other improper influence upon public officials
to turn them from their moral and legal duty,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the Speaker of the House of Representatives be and
he is hereby authorized and directed to appoint a committee
consisting of three members of the House of Representatives
to study the bribery laws of the State of Florida, with a view
to defining more clearly acts of bribery and attempted
bribery, and strengthening the enforcement of the bribery
laws; and that such committee be directed to report its fihd-
ings with its recommendations to the House of Representa-
tives at the regular 1951 session of the Legislature.
Introduction of the resolution was agreed to by a two-
thirds vote of the House.
The resolution was read the first time by title.
Mr. Branch moved that the rules be waived and HouSe
Resolution No. 46-X('49) be read a second time in full.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No.
46-X('49) was read a second time in full.
Mr. Branch moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No.
46-X('49) was adopted.
By Messrs. Lantaff, Stockdale and Okell of Dade -
H. B. No. 47-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 4 of Chapter 11516, Act of 1925, the same being the
Charter of the City of Hialeah, Florida as amended by Sec-
tion 1 of Chapter 16456 of Acts of 1933, and as amended
by Chapter 25866 of Acts of 1949, so as to provide four-
year terms for the three Council candidates receiving the
highest number of votes and two-year terms for Councilmen
receiving the next highest number of votes; providing for a
Council of seven members; providing that the Mayor and
Council shall be elected on the second Tuesday in September



17



Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
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of each odd-numbered year; that the Mayor shall serve a
four-year term; that vacancies in the Council shall be filled
by the remaining Councilmen; providing for succession of the
Mayor and for a referendum election.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the House.
The bill was read the first time by title.
Mr. Lantaff asked unanimous consent of the House to now
consider House Bill No. 47-X('49).
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Mr. Lantaff moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 47-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 47-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Lantaff moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 47-X('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. 47-X('49) was read a third time in full.



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



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



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



McAlpin Scarborough
McClure Sellar
McKendree Shepperd
McMullen Simpson
Melvin Slaughter
Merchant 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 Wlitlock
Pooser Williams
Roberts, Roy Wise
Rood Wotitzky
Saunders, D. H. Yeomans
Saunders, S. D.



Ayes-87.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
By Mr. Bryant of Marion-
H. B. No. 48-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to impose
an excise tax on the privilege of renting accommodations in
hotels, as defined; to provide for the administration of this
Chapter and for the creation and enforcement of liens for
the payment of such tax; to provide penalties for violations;
to appropriate the taxes levied.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committees on Finance and Taxation, and Appropriations.
Mr. Bryant moved that House Bill No. 48-X('49), which
was jointly referred to the Committees on Finance and Tax-
ation, and Appropriations, be withdrawn from the Commit-
tee on Appropriations.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 48-X('49) was
ordered withdrawn from the Committee on Appropriations.
By Messrs. Stockdale, Lantaff and Okell of Dade-
H. B. No. 49-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 192.06, Florida Statutes, relating to the exemption of
certain properties from ad valorem taxes, and excluding prop-
erties held and operated for profit from the right to exemp-
tion under said Section as amended.



Without objection, consideration of the admissibility of
House Bill No. 49-X('49) was informally passed.
By Messrs. McClure, Schuh and Clement of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 50-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to create
a County Budget Commission in Pinellas County, Florida;
and to prescribe the powers, duties and functions of such
County Budget Commission and the qualifications, terms of
office and methods of appointment of members thereof; and
to authorize such County Budget Commission to make and
control the budget receipts and expenditures of the Board
of County Commissioners, the Board of Public Instruction,
the Board of Health, the Board of Juvenile Welfare, the Anti-
Mosquito Board, and all other boards, commissions, and offi-
cials of such county or of taxing districts situate therein
authorized to raise and expend moneys for county or district
purposes.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
50-X('49).
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. Hendry of Okeechobee-
H. B. No. 51-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act providing
that in all counties having a population of more than 2900
and not more than 2975 according to the last State Census,
the members of the Board of County Commissioners shall
receive a salary of twelve hundred ($1200) dollars per year,
each payable in twelve equal installments out of and from
the General Revenue Fund of said county and repealing all
laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Local Government.

By Mr. Merchant of Madison-
H. B. No. 52-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to au-
thorize and empower the Judge of the Municipal Court of
Greenville to issue search warrants in aid of the enforce-
ment of ordinances of said city to be executed within the
limits of said city; to regulate their issuance, service and
return.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
52-X('49).
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. Henderson and Carraway of Leon, Luckie and
Morgan of Duval, Simpson of Jefferson, Collins and Haley of
Sarasota, Lantaff, Okell and Stockdale of Dade, MacWilliam
of Indian River, Beasley of Walton, Shepperd and Usina of
St. Johns, Thornal of Orange, Lancaster of Gilchrist, McKen-
dree of Nassau, Smith of Polk, Bridges of Calhoun, Hudson
of Washington, Summers of Liberty, Merchant of Madison,
Burnsed of Baker, Roberts of Bradford, Mathis and Courtney
of Bay, Cobb and Sweeny of Volusia, McClure of Pinellas,
Whitlock of Alachua, Bollinger and Elliott of Palm Beach,
Smith of Seminole, Johnson and Scarborough of Gadsden,
Patton of Franklin, Melvin of Santa Rosa, Yeomans of Citrus,
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of Escambia, Dekle of Taylor, Moody of Hillsborough, Frank
and Bryant of Marion, Rood and Fuqua of Manatee, Dayton
of Pasco, Keith of Martin, Hough and Strayhorn of Lee,
Pearce of Highlands, Parker of DeSoto, Black of Alachua,
and Bedenbaugh of Columbia-
H. C. R. No. 53-X('49)-A concurrent resolution making
application to the Congress of the United States for the call-
ing of a convention to propose an amendment to the Consti-
tution of the United States.
A roll call was demanded on the introduction of the con-
current resolution.
When the vote was taken on the introduction of House Con-
current Resolution No. 53-X('49), the result was:
Ayes:



Allen Frank
Beasley Fuqua
Bedenbaugh Haley
Black Heath
Botts Hendersc
Branch Hendry
Bridges Hethcox
Bronson Hough
Bryant Hudson
Burnsed Johnson
Burwell Keith
Carraway Lancaste
Cobb Lancaste
Copeland Lantaff
Courtney Luckie
David MacWilli
Dekle Mathis
Nays:
Andrews Clement
Burton Douglas
Carlton Dunn

Mr. Branch requested
to "nay".
Ayes-65.



>n





r, D.
r, H.

am



McClure
McKendree
McMullen
Melvin
Merchant
Merritt
Moody
Morgan
Odham
Parker
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Pooser
Rood
Saunders, S. D.


Nesmith
Papy
Roberts, Roy



Scarborough
Shepperd
Simpson
Slaughter
Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Tapper
Thornal
Usina
Whitlock
Williams
Yeomans



Schuh
Sellar
Wotitzky



that his vote be changed from "aye"



Nays-13.
Introduction of the concurrent resolution was agreed to by
a two-thirds vote of the House.
H. C. R. No. 53-X('49)-A concurrent resolution making
application to the Congress of the United States for the Call-
ing of a convention to propose an amendment to the Consti-
tution of the United States.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SENATE CON-
CURRING:

WHEREAS, Article V of the Constitution of the United
States reads in part as follows: "The Congress on the
application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several
states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments,
which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and pur-
poses, as part of this constitution, when ratified by the legis-
latures of three-fourths of the several states-"; and

WHEREAS, The legislature of the state of Florida, in view
of the increasing tax problems of the state, caused in large
part by the invasion of tax sources by the federal govern-
ment, believes that its problems as well as the problems of
other states similarly situated, can be solved only by some
restraint upon present unrestrained exercise of the taxing
power by the federal government; and
WHEREAS, the federal government is using and has been
using for a number of years the taxing power to produce
revenue beyond a legitimate necessity of a federal government,
other than defense needs, and has been using the funds so
raised to invade the province of legislation of the states and to
appropriate in many fields that which amounts to a dole
to the states of the money raised therefrom to accomplish
many purposes, most of them worthy, but by the described
process making the money available only under conditions



which result in a control by the federal government from
centralized agencies in Washington, in many cases; unfit,
and in other cases unable to administer the laws according
to the local needs because of varying conditions in the coun-
try as a whole; resulting in inequities in the administration
of the very benefits purported to be granted; and

WHEREAS, State and local needs are disadvantaged be-
cause the people are already taxed far beyond the real need
for any purpose other than forcing the centralization of all
government in Washington; and
WHEREAS, the framers of the Constitution of the United
States clearly foresaw the possibility of a condition similar
to that herein described, and made provision in the Consti-
tution for safeguarding the states against any oppression or
invasion of rights by the federal government; therefore be it

RESOLVED, by the legislature of the state of Florida, That
said legislature, hereby and pursuant to Article V of the
Constitution of the United States, makes application to the
Congress of the United States to call a convention for the
proposing of the following amendment to the Constitution of
the United States:
ARTICLE
Section 1. The power to levy taxes and appropriate the
revenues therefrom heretofore granted to the Congress by
the states in the several articles of this constitution is hereby
limited.

Sec. 2. This article shall be in effect except during a
state of war, hereafter declared, when it shall be suspended.
The suspension thereof shall end upon the termination of
the war but not later than three months after the cessation
of hostilities, whichever shall be earlier. The cessation of hos-
tilities may be declared by proclamation of the President or
by concurrent resolution of the Congress or by concurrent
action of the legislatures of 32 states.

Sec. 3. Notwithstanding the provisions of Article V, this
article may be suspended for a time certain or amended at
any time by concurrent action of the legislatures of three-
fourths of the states.
Sec. 4. There shall be set aside in the treasury of the
United States a separate fund into which shall be paid 25
per cent of all taxes collected by authority derived front the
sixteenth amendment to this constitution, except as provided
in section 5, and 25 per cent of all sums collected by the
United States from any other tax levied for revenue.
Sec. 5. There shall be set aside in the treasury of the
United States a separate fund into which shall be paid all sums
received from taxes levied on personal incomes in excess of
50 per cent thereof and from taxes levied on income or
profits of corporations in excess of 38 per cent thereof.
Sec. 6. Before paying any sums into the funds created
by sections 4 and 5 hereof, the treasurer of the United States
shall deduct therefrom 20 per cent which shall be used in
payment of the principal of the national debt of the United
States.
Sec. 7. No tax shall hereafter be imposed on that portion
of the incomes of individuals which does not exceed, in the
case of unmarried persons the sum of $600.00. per annum, aid
in the case of married persons the sum of $1,200 per amumll
jointly. A minimum deduction of $600.00 per annum shall be
allowed for each dependent.
Sec. 8. The treasurer of the United States shall once in
each year, from the separate fund created by section 4 hereof,
pay to each of the several states /4 of 1 per cent of said
fund and from the remainder of said fund shall pay to each
state a portion of such remainder determined by the popu-
lation of each state in ratio to the entire population of thl
several states according to the last federal decennial census
or any subsequent general census authorized by law.
Sec. 9. The treasurer of the United States shall, from the
separate fund created by section 5 hereof, pay to each state,
once in each year, a sum equal to the amount of money in
such fund which was collected from persons or corporations
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Sec. 10. Any sums paid hereunder to the several states
shall be available for appropriation only by the legislatures
thereof. The legislatures may appropriate therefrom for any
purpose not forbidden by the constitutions of the respective
states and may appropriate therefrom for expenditures within
the states for any purpose for which appropriations have
heretofore been made by the Congress except such purposes
as are specifically reserved by this constitution for the ex-
clusive power of the Congress. The people of each state may
limit the expenditures of funds herein made available to the
legislature, but shall not direct the appropriation thereof.
Sec. 11. Each legislature shall have power by rule or
resolution to provide for the assembly thereof in special ses-
sions for the purpose of considering amendments to, the
suspension of or the ratification of amendments proposed to
this article.
Sec. 12. Each legislature shall have power to elect one or
more persons to represent such legislature in any council or
convention of states created by concurrent action of the legis-
latures of 32 states for the purpose of obtaining uniform action
by the legislatures of the several states in any matters con-
nected with the amendment of this article.

Sec. 13. The Congress shall not create, admit or form new
states from the territory of the several states as constituted
on the first day of January, 1949, and shall not create, form
or admit more than three states from the territories and in-
sular possessions under the jurisdiction of the United States
on the first day of January, 1949, or from territory thereafter
acquired without the express consent of the legislatures of
% of the several states.
Sec. 14. On and after January 1, 1949, the dollar shall be
the unit of the currency. The gold content of the dollar as
fixed on January 1, 1949, shall not be decreased.

Sec 15. Concurrent action of the legislatures of the several
states as used herein shall mean the adoption of the same
resolution by the required number of legislatures. A limit of
time may be fixed by such resolution within which such con-
current action shall be taken. No legislature shall revoke the
affirmative action of a preceding legislature taken therein.
Sec. 16. During any period when this article is in effect
the Congress may, by concurrent resolution adopted by two-
thirds of both houses wherein declaration is made that addi-
tional funds are necessary for the defense of the nation, limit
the amount of money required by this article to be returned to
the several states. Such limitation shall continue until ter-
minated by the Congress or by concurrent action of a major-
ity of the legislatures of the several states. Upon termination
of any such limitation the Congress may not thereafter im-
pose a limitation without the express consent by concurrent
action of a majority of the legislatures of the several states.
Sec. 17. This article is declared to be self-executing and
be it further
RESOLVED, That attested copies of this concurrent resolu-
tion be sent to the presiding officers of each House of the
Congress and to each member of the Florida delegation in
Congress, and that printed copies thereof, showing that said
concurrent resolution was adopted by the legislature of Flor-
ida, be sent to each House of each legislature of each state
of the United States; and be it further

RESOLVED, That this application hereby made by the
legislature of the state of Florida shall constitute a continu-
ing application in accordance with Article V, of the Constitu-
tion of the United States until at least two-thirds of the legis-
latures of the several states shall have made similar applica-
tions pursuant to said Article V; and be it further

RESOLVED, That since this is an exercise by a state of the
United States of a power granted to it under the Constitution
the request is hereby made that the official journals and
Records of both Houses of Congress, shall include the resolu-
tion or a notice of its receipt by the Congress, together with
similar applications from other states, so that the Congress
and the various states shall be apprised of the time when
the necessary number of states shall have so exercised their
power under Article V of the Constitution; and be it further



RtESOL\ED, That since this method of proposing amend-
ments to the Constitution has never been completed to the
point of calling a convention and no interpretation of the
power of the states in the exercise of this right has ever
been made by any court or any qualified tribunal, if there
be such, and since the exercise of the power is a matter of
basic soverign rights and the interpretation thereof is pri-
marily in the soverign government making such exercise a nd
since the power to use such right in full also carries the
power to use such right in part the legislature of the state
of Florida interprets Article V to mean that if two-thirds of
the states make application for a convention to propose an
identical amendment to the Constitution for ratification with
a limitation that such amendment be the only matter before
it, that such convention would have power only to propose
the specified amendment and would be limited to such pro-
posal and would not have power to vary the text thereof nor
would it have power to propose other amendments on the
same or different propositions; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the legislature of the state of Florida
does not by this exercise of its power under Article V, author-
ize the Congress to call a convention for any purpose other
than the proposing of the specific amendment which is a part
hereof; nor does it authorize any representative of the state
of Florida who may participate in such convention to con-
sider or to agree to the proposing of any amendment other
than the one made a part hereof; and be it further
RESOLVED, That by its actions in these premises, the legis-
lature of the state of Florida does not in any way limit in
any other proceeding its right to exercise its power to the
full extent; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the Congress, in exercising its power of
decision as to the method of ratification of the proposed
article by the legislatures or by conventions, is hereby request-
ed to require that the ratification be by the legislatures.
-was read the first time by title and referred to the Com-
mittee on Finance and Taxation.
By Messrs. Cobb and Sweeny of Volusia-
H. R. No. 54-X('49)-A Resolution directing the Secretary
of State to deliver to the Attorney General the original copy
of Chapter 26294, Special Acts of the Regular 1949 Legislature
and following use of this original Act to return same to the
Secretary of State for permanent filing.
WHEREAS, the Secretary of State is custodian of copies
of all original bills passed by the Legislature and is required
to retain such copies unless otherwise authorized, and
WHEREAS, the Attorney General has need of an original
copy of a local House bill passed by the regular session of
the 1949 Legislature.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES:
That the Secretary of State is hereby directed to deliver
into the custody of the Attorney General the original copy
of chapter 26294, special act of the regular 1949 Legislature,
who shall, following use of such copy, return same to the
Secretary of State for permanent filing.
Introduction of the resolution was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the House.
The resolution was read the first time by title.
Mr. Cobb moved that the rules be waived and House
Resolution No. 54-X('49) be read a second time in full.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and House
Resolution No. 54-X('49) was read in full.
Mr. Cobb moved the adoption of the resolution.
The motion was agreed to, and House Resolution No. 54-X
('49) was adopted.
By Messrs. Okell, Lantaff and Stockdale of Dade-
H. B. No. 55-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
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the activities and affairs of labor unions by making pro-
vision for suits and process by and against the same.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Judiciary (Civil).
By Mr. Bedenbaugh of Columbia-
H. B. No. 56-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act directing
the Board of County Commissioners of Columbia County,
Florida, to make or cause to be made a survey and appraisal
of all real and personal property to aid the tax assessor in
making his annual valuation for the assessment of taxes: to
contract with any competent agency to make such survey
and appraisal, and to levy a tax not to exceed two (2) mills
on the dollar for the year 1950 for the purpose of making
such survey and appraisal: and providing for the issuance of
tax anticipation certificates.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
56-X('49).
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.

CONSIDERATION OF MEASURES PREVIOUSLY OFFERED
FOR INTRODUCTION BUT NOT FORMALLY RE-
CEIVED PENDING DECISION UPON
ADMISSIBILITY
Mr. McMullen asked unanimous consent to withdraw House
Bill No. 18-X('49) from consideration.
Without objection, House Bill No. 18-X('49) was ordered
withdrawn.
Mr. Usina asked unanimous consent to withdraw House
Bill No. 33-X('49) from consideration.
Without objection, House Bill No. 33-X('49) was ordered
withdrawn.
The Speaker held that House Bill No. 35-X('49) was
within the purview of the Governor's Call.
By Mr. Patton of Franklin-
H. B, No. 35-X('49)--A bill to be entitled An Act to create a
State Wholesale Alcoholic Beverage Board; providing that the
board shall consist of three members to be appointed by the
Governor and confirmed by the Senate; authorizing the board
to buy, import and deal in beverages having an alcoholic
content of more than fourteen per cent by weight, except
wines regardless of alcoholic content, and to sell the same at
wholesale to vendors, prohibiting vendors to purchase alcoholic
beverages as described herein other than from the board;
prohibiting any manufacturer or distributor, or any other
person, corporation, partnership or association other than the
board to sell such beverages at wholesale; providing for the
board to maintain one or more distributing warehouses or
storehouses in each of the congressional districts in the State
of Florida; providing for receipts of the board to be deposited
in the general revenue fund; providing for the board to pay
moneys in lieu of state, county and municipal licenses and
other taxes except federal taxes that the state may be exempt
from; authorizing the board to make rules and regulations
for the conduct of its business, to employ such personnel as
may be necessary and to pay salaries and other expenses,
prohibiting the issuance of any state, county or municipal
license to any person, corporation, partnership or association
to sell or distribute such alcoholic beverages in the manner
as is by this Act limited exclusively to the board and providing
for the cancelling and refunding of licenses; providing an
appropriation; and fixing a penalty for the violation of the
provisions of this Act.



The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committees on Finance and Taxation, and Appropriations.

Mr. Okell moved that louse Bill No. 35-X('49) be also
referred to the Committee on Business Regulation.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 35-X(49) was
referred to the Committees on Finance and Taxation, Appro-
priations, and Business Regulation.
The Speaker held that House Bill No. 36-X('49) was within
the purview of the Governor's Call.

By Messrs. Sweeny and Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 36-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act relating
to schools; providing for collection of tuition fees by the
several county boards of public instruction from non-residents
of Florida entering children in the public schools of Florida;
providing the manner of computing such fees; authorizing
rules and regulations for the administration of this Act; and
appropriating monies collected.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Education.

Mr. Sweeny moved that House Bill No. 36-X('49) be with-
drawn from the Committee on Education and referred instead
to the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 36-X('49) Was
withdrawn from the Committee on Education and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Without objection, consideration of the admissibility of
House Resolution No. 37-X('49) was informally passed.

Mr. Simpson asked unanimous consent to withdraw House
Bill No. 38-X('49) from consideration.
Without objection, House Bill No. 38-X('49) was ordered
withdrawn.
The Speaker announced he was prepared to rule upon the
admissibility of House Bill No. 39-X('49). By way of infor-
mation, the Speaker said the Attorney General had given an
informal opinion that the bill was within the purview of the
Governor's Call.

Mr. Odham said he would like, in advance of the Speaker's
ruling, to address the Chair in opposition to receiving the
bill under the terms of the Governor's Call.
There was objection.
The Speaker, observing that it had been his custom to
hear the contentions of both sides before ruling in disputed
matters, put the question of whether the House wished him
to receive brief argument from proponents and opponents of
the admissibility ofthe bill in advance of his decision.

A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the question of whether the
Chair should hear brief argument on the bill's admissibility,
"the result was:



Ayes:
Allen
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Carraway
Cobb
Collins
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle
Douglas
Dunn



Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure



McKendree Smith, M. B.
Melvin Smith, W. A.
Merchant Stewart
Merritt Stockdale
Monahan Strayhorn
Moody Summers
Morgan Surles
Nesmith Sweeny
Odham Thornal
Peeples Usina
Pooser Whitlock
Rood Williams
Saunders, S. D. Wise
Scarborough Yeomans
Sellar
Simpson
Slaughter



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Courtney
Hendry
Hethcox
Okell
Papy



Parker Tapper
Pearce Wotitzly
Phillips
Saunders, D. H.
Schuh



After argument had been heard, the Speaker held that
House Bill No. 39-X('49) was within the purview of the
Governor's Call.
Mr. McClure appealed from the ruling of the Chair.
MR. ELLIOTT IN THE CHAIR.
Mr. Elliott put the question of whether the ruling of the
Chair shall be sustained.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on whether the ruling of the
Chair shall be sustained, the result was:



Copeland
Courtney
David
Dayton
Douglas
Frank
Fuqua
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam

Haley
Hudson
Johnson
McClure
Merchant



Mathis
McAlpin
McKendree
McMullen
Melvin
Nesmith
Papy
Parker
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Roberts, Roy
Saunders, D. H.
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh

Merritt
Moody
Morgan
Odham
Okell



Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, M. B.
Smith, W. A.
Stewart
Stockdale
Strayhorn
Surles
Tapper
rhornal
Usina
Whitlock
Williams
Wise
NVotitzky
Yeomans

Pooser
Rood
Summers
Sweeny



So the ruling of the Chair was sustained, and House Bill
No. 39-X('49) was received under the Governor's Call.
THE SPEAKER IN THE CHAIR.
By Messrs. Simpson of Jefferson, Beasley of Walton, Stock-
dale and Lantaff of Dade, Fuqua of Manatee, Schuh and
Clement of Pinellas, Strayhorn of Lee, Burwell and David of
Broward, Williams of Hendry, Papy of Monroe, MacWilliam
of Indian River, Hethcox of Lake, Bridges of Calhoun, An-
drews of Orange, Hendry of Okeechobee, Bronson of Osceola,'
Hudson of Washington, Heath of Holmes, Burnsed of Baker,
Saunders of St. Lucie, Saunders of Clay, Wotitzky of Charlotte,
Tapper of Gulf, McAlpin of Hamilton, and Collins of Sarasota-
H. B. No. 39-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Chapter 22645, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1945 as amended by
Chapter 24363, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947, also known as
Chapter 210, 1947 Cumulative Supplement, Florida Statutes
1941, and being An Act relating to taxation, levying and im-
posing a State tax on cigarettes; authorizing the levy of a
municipal tax on cigarettes and prohibiting any other mu-
nicipal tax thereon; granting a credit or reduction on State
tax to extent of municipal tax paid; defining cigarettes; re-
quiring all cigarette dealers as herein defined to obtain a
cigarette permit; providing for the report of sale or other
disposition of cigarettes, and the collection and payment of
cigarette taxes; providing for the deposit, appropriation and
disposition of the proceeds derived from such taxes including
distribution of a portion thereof to municipalities and tuber-



Nays:
Andrews
Bridges
Burton
Carlton
Cook
Ayes-65.
Nays-17.



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



Dekle
Douglas
Dowda
Dunn
Frank
Haley
Johnson
Lancaster, D.
Luckie


Fuqua
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Keith
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McKendree



McClure
McMullen
Merchant
Monahan
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Pooser
Rood



Slaughter
Smith, M. B.
Smith, W. A.
Stewart
Summers
Sweeny



Melvin Sellar
Merritt Shepperd
Moody Simpson
Okell Stockdale
Papy Strayhorn
Patton Surles
Pearce Tapper
Peeples Thornal
Phillips Whitlock
Roberts, Roy Williams
Saunders, D. H. Notitzky
Saunders, S. D. Yeomans
Scarborough
Schuh



Ayes-33.
Nays-54.
The motion was not agreed to, and the bill was not referred
to the Committee on Local Government.

Mr. Bryant raised the point of order that the bill em-
bodied an appropriation and should go also under the rule to
the Committee on Appropriations.
The Speaker held the point of order was well taken, and
House Bill No. 39-X('49) was referred to the Committees on
Finance and Taxation, and Appropriations.

Mr. Simpson asked unanimous consent to withdraw House
Bill No. 41-X('49) from consideration.
Without objection, House Bill No. 41-X('49) was ordered
withdrawn.

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following messages from the Senate were received and
read:



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culosis hospitals; requiring municipalities to make financial
reports; prescribing the duties and powers of the Director of
the State Beverage Department including the power to pro-
mulgate rules and regulations having force and effect of law;
prescribing duties and powers of other officers and em-
ployees under this Act and providing for payment of their
salaries and other expenses of the administration of this Act;
providing for bonds by agents and dealers; providing for af-
fixing of stamps as evidence of payment of said tax; pro-
viding for the exemptions from payment of said tax; pro-
viding that the presumption shall be that cigarettes possessed
without stamps affixed are kept in violation of the provision
of this Act; imposing an occupational tax on cigarette vending
machines; providing for records to be kept and reports to
be made by persons possessing, selling, or transporting cigar-
ettes; requiring municipalities to reduce ad valorem operating
tax millage and providing formula therefore providing for the
enforcement of this Act and the rules and regulations pro-
mulgated by the director and penalties for violation thereof.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Mr. Allen moved that the bill be also referred to the Com-
mittee on Local Government.
A roll call was demanded.

When the vote was taken on the motion to jointly refer
the bill to the Committee on Finance and Taxation, and Local
Government, the result was:
Ayes:



Ayes:
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Black
Bollinger
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Cook
Nays:
Bedenbaugh
Botts
Cobb
Dowda
Dunn
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SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida
September 12, 1949
The Honorable Perry E. 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. 11-X(49):
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE, THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING:
Section 1. That the extraordinary session now convened
shall consider no bills outside the Governor's call contraven-
ing any of the provisions of the 1947 School Foundation Law,
as amended.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 11-X(49) contained
in the above message, was read the first time by its title and
was referred to the Committee on Rules and Calendar.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 12, 1949
The Honorable Perry E. 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-
Senate Bill No. 23-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act to declare, designate and estab-
lish a certain State road in Suwannee County, Florida.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
And Senate Bill No. 23-X(49) contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by title and was referred to the
Committee on Public Roads.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 12, 1949
The Honorable Perry E. 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-
Senate Bill No. 27-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 37.01 of
Chapter 37, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to jurisdiction of
Justices of the Peace' Courts, and making certain exemptions
for counties in special classifications.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.



Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the House.
And Senate Bill No. 27-X(49) contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by title and was referred to the
Committee on Local Government.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 12, 1949
The Honorable Perry E. 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-
Senate Bill No. 24-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act to validate the incorporation of
the town of Sweetwater in Dade County.
Proof of Publication attached.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Proof of publication of Notice attached to S. B. No. 24-X(49).
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. 24-X(49) contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by title and ordered placed on
the Local Calendar.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 9, 1949
Honorable Perry E. 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-
Senate Bill No. 10-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and directing the
Board of County Commissioners of Duval County to appoint
and employ a County Medical Examiner to be named and
recommended to the Board by the State Attorney for the
Fourth Judicial Circuit which includes Duval County; to fix
the term of his employment and his compensation; to provide
said Medical Examiner shall be empowered to investigate
deaths of persons resulting from criminal violations, by casual-
ties, by suicide, suddenly when in apparent good health, when
not attended by a physician, in prison or in any suspicious or
unusual manner; to make investigation or examination, when
called upon by the State Attorney of said Judicial Circuit in
respect to any female person allegedly raped; to provide the
County Medical Examiner shall make a report of all investi-
gations and examinations and otherwise to'prescribe the powers
and duties of such County Medical Examiner; to provide for
Assistant Examiners and other personnel necessary to carry
out the provisions hereof; and to provide for and authorize
funds to provide, set up, establish and erect the necessary
properties and facilities for carrying out the purposes hereof;
and to authorize the performance of autopsies.
Proof of Publication attached to above bill.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 14-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sections 11, 13 and 14
of Chapter 4498, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1895, entitled, "An



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Act to provide for the municipal officers of the City of Jack-
sonville, a municipal corporation existing in Duval County,
Florida; to prescribe their terms of office, provide for their
election and appointment and regulate their compensation, and
to repeal Chapter 4301 of the Laws of Florida," so as to provide
that only the names of candidates who have been put in
nomination by primary election, or in certain cases by the
executive committee of a political party, shall be printed on
the ballots to be used in general elections in the City of
Jacksonville, and to permit candidates to be designated by
party and voters to vote a straight party ticket in such
elections.
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.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Proof of publication of Notice attached to S. B. No.
10-X(49). 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. 10-X(49) contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by title and ordered placed on
the Local Calendar.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Proof of publication of Notice attached to S. B. No.
14-X(49). 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. 14-X(49) contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Local Calendar.
Mr. Dowda 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 RESOLUTION,
HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
AND MEMORIALS
By Messrs. McClure of Pinellas, Simpson of Jefferson and
Strayhorn of Lee-
H. B. No. 57-X('49)--A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 10 of Chapter 25370, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1949,
relating to State revenues and appropriations for the bien-
nium 1949-1951; and relating to the powers and duties of
the State Budget Commission in order to provide revenues
to meet certain emergencies should they occur.
The above bill was offered for introduction and decision on
its admissibility was deferred until the next legislative day.
By Messrs. Cobb and Sweeny of Volusia-
H. B. No. 58-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act providing
for the assessment, equalization and collection, pursuant to
Sections 16 and 17 of Article VIII, of the Florida Constitution,
as adopted at the 1948 General Election, of all taxes levied
by the State, County, County School Board, Special Taxing
Districts, Municipalities, and other agencies in Volusia County,
Florida.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
58-X('49).



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. Clement, Schuh and McClure of Pinellas-
H. B. No. 59-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act designat-
ing and establishing a certain road in Pinellas County, Flor-
ida, to be a State Road.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the House.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads.
By Mr. Dowda of Putnam-
H. B. No. 60-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section One of Chapter 25370, Acts of 1949, the same being
An Act making appropriations for the salaries of the officers
and employees of the State and for the current operating
expenses of the department and branches of the State Gov-
ernment for the annual periods beginning July 1st, 1949, and
July 1st, 1950.
The above bill was offered for introduction and decision
on its admissibility was deferred until the next legislative day,
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Mr. McMullen, Chairman of the Committee on Local Gov-
ernment, moved that the rules regarding the report of com-
mittees be waived, and that all population bills referred to
the Committee on Local Government prior to today be
placed on the Calendar with a favorable report.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
Mr. Luckie moved that the rules requiring the posting of
notice be waived and chairmen of committees be permitted to
call meetings for the consideration of bills and resolutions
by announcement from the floor during sessions of the House.
Pending consideration thereof,
Mr. Bryant moved to amend the motion of Mr. Luckie by
adding thereto, "providing, however, that the chairmen shall
announce the numbers of the bills or resolutions to be
considered."
A roll call was ordered.
When the vote was taken on the motion to amend, the
result was:



Ayes:
Allen
Bedenbaugh
Black
Botts
Bryant
Burnsed
Cobb
Copeland
Nays:
Andrews
Beasley
Bridges
Bronson
Burton
Burwell
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Courtney
David
Douglas
Ayes-30.
Nays-45.



Dayton
Elliott
Prank
Haley
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Luckie


Dowda
Dunn
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hough
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
MacWilliam
McKendree
Melvin



McAlpin
McClure
McMullen
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Phillips
Pooser



Rood
Scarborough
Slaughter
Stewart
Summers
Sweeny



Merchant Smith, W. A.
Nesmith Stockdale
Okell Strayhorn
Papy Surles
Patton Tapper
Peeples iUsina
Roberts, Roy Whitlock
Saunders, D. H. Williams
Schuh Yeomans
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, M. B.



The motion to amend was not agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion by Mr. Luckie.












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The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
September 12, 1949.
Mr. Simpson, Chairman of the Committee on Finance and
Taxation, reports that the committee has carefully considered
the following bills and recommends that they not pass:
House Bill No. 8-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act im-
posing an additional tax upon malt beverages.

House Bill No. 9-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act amend-
ing Section 2 of Chapter 25340, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1949,
relating to taxes on certain beverages containing Fourteen
percent, or more, of alcohol by weight.
House Bill No. 10-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act im-
posing an additional tax upon wines and providing for a dif-
ferential as to unfortified Florida wines.

House Bill No. 13-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act re-
quiring all lobbyists as herein defined to pay a license fee
of Five Hundred Dollars ($500) biennially to the Comptroller
to be credited to the General Revenue Fund.
And House Bills Nos. 8-X, 9-X, 10-X and 13-X, contained
in the above report, were laid on the table under the rule.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Speaker announced that all persons subject to regis-
tration under Rule 14, concerning lobbyists, should do so at
once. Those who registered with the Chief Clerk during the
regular session were cautioned that they must register again
if similarly employed during the extraordinary session.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
The following message from the Senate was received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 12, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. 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-
House Bill No. 47-X('49):
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 4 of Chapter
11516, Act of 1925, the same being the Charter of the City of
Hialeah, Florida as amended by Section 1 of Chapter 16456
of Acts of 1933, and as amended by Chapter 25866 of Acts of
1949, so as to provide four-year terms for the three Council
candidates receiving the highest number of votes and two-
year terms for Councilmen receiving the next highest number
of votes; providing for a Council of seven members; providing
that the Mayor and Council shall be elected on the second
Tuesday in September of each odd numbered year; that
the Mayor shall serve a four-year term; that vacancies in
the Council shall be filled by the remaining Councilmen; pro-
viding for succession of the Mayor and for a referendum elec-
tion.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bill No. 47-X('49) contained in the above
message, was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.

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 E. L. Cole, my occupation is
Secretary-Treasurer, Florida League of Municipalities, and



that I am employed by and appear in the interest of Florida
League of Municipalities, whose address is 206 Rutland Build-
ing, St. Petersburg, Florida, and for the following period Dura-
tion of Special Session.
E. L. COLE
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
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 and appear in the interest of Florida League of Municipali-
ties, whose address is 206 Rutland Building, St. Petersburg,
Florida, and for the following period Duration of Special
Session.
WARREN P. HUNNICUTT
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is John D. Marsh, my occu-
pation is Assistant City Attorney, Miami, Florida, and that I
am employed by and appear in the interest of City of Miami,
whose address is City Hall, Miami, Florida, and for the follow-
ing period Duration of Special Session.
JOHN D. MARSH
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
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
occupation is Executive Vice-President, Florida State Hotel
Association, and that I am employed by and appear in the
interest of Florida State Hotel Association, whose address is
610 Graham Building, Jacksonville, Florida, and for the fol-
lowing period Duration of Special Session.
R. O. RIDDLE
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is S. P. Robineau, my occu-
pation is Lawyer, and that I am employed by and appear in
the interest of West Flagler Amusement Co., and American



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Drive Yourself Assn., whose address is 3027 DuPont Bldg.,
Miami, Florida, and for the following period Extraordinary
Session, September, 1949.
S. P. ROBINEAU
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is H. C. Roland, my occupa-
tion is Regional Manager, Southeastern Greyhound Lines, and
that I appear in the interest of Motor Bus Carriers, and for
the following period Duration of Special Session.
H. C. ROLAND
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of Sep-
tember, A. p. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Miss Helen E. Shearston,
my occupation is Registered Nurse, and that I am employed
by and appear in the interest of Florida State Nurses' Associa-
tion, whose address is 315 Calumet Building, Miami, Florida,
10 N.E. 3rd Avenue, and for the following period Duration of
Session.
HELEN E. SHEARSTON, R.N.
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
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 and appear
in the interest of Florida Trucking Association, Jacksonville,
Fla., whose address is B. Nelson, Deranian, Washington, D. C.,
and for the following period Extraordinary Session, September,
1949.
A. D. TOMASELLO
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
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 Telephone Service, and that I am employed by
and appear in the interest of Southern Bell Telephone & Tele-
graph Co., whose address is Jacksonville, Florida, and for the
following period Duration of Special Session.
THOMAS J. ROEBUCK



State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
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 occupa-
tion is Associated Outdoor Clubs, Inc., and that I am employ-
ed by and appear in the interest of Same, whose address is
Tampa, Florida, and for the following period Duration of
Special Session.
LEROY ALLEN
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Glen P. Woodard, Jr., my
occupation is Executive Secretary, and that I am employed
by and appear in the interest of Florida Petroleum Industries
Committee, whose address is Jacksonville, Florida, and for the
following period Full-time.
GLEN P. WOODARD, JR.
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Le Roy Allen, my occupa-
tion is Consolidated Distributors, Inc., and that I am employed
by and appear in the interest of Same, whose address is
Tampa, Florida, and for the following period Duration of
Special Session.
LE ROY ALLEN
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
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, Inc., and that I am em-
ployed by and appear in the interest of Same, whose address is
Jacksonville, Florida, (Graham Building), and for the follow-
ing period Duration of Special Session.
R. H. HANCOCK
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.



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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 James A. Harper, my occu-
pation is Pres., Florida Federation of Labor, and that I am
employed by and appear in the interest of Same, whose address
is 516-28th Street, West Palm Beach, Fla., and for the follow-
ing period Duration of Special Session.
JAS. A. HARPER
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Ben H. Fuqua, my occupa-
tion is Administrative Assistant, and that I am employed by
and appear in the interest of Florida Power and Light Com-
pany, whose address is 25 S.E. Second Ave., Miami, Florida,
and for the following period Permanent Employment.
BEN H. FUQUA
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me'this 12th day of Sep-'
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Charles A. Korbly, my
occupation is Special Representative, and that I am employed
by and appear in the interest of American Fire and Casualty
Co., whose address is Orlando, Florida, and for the following
period Duration of Special Session.
CHARLES A. KORBLY
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
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 Lawyer, and that I am employed by and appear in the
interest of Association of Casualty and Surety Companies,
whose address is 60 John Street, New York City, and for the
following period Duration of Extra Session.
BEN C. WILLIS
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
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
occupation is Attorney at Law, and that I am employed by
and appear in the interest of City of Tallahassee, whose address
is Tallahassee, Fla., and for the following period 1949 Extra-
ordinary Session.
JAMES MESSER, JR.
State of Florida,
County of Leon.



Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
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
occupation is Attorney-at-Law, and that I am employed by
and appear in the interest of Florida Railroad Association,
whose address is 404 Midyette Moor Building, Tallahassee,
Fla., and for the following period 1949 Extraordinary Session.
JAMES MESSER, JR.
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
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
occupation is Attorney at Law. and that I am employed by
and appear in the interest of Florida Beer Industry, whose
address is DuPont Building, Miami, Florida, and for the fol-
lowing period 1949 Extraordinary Session.
JAMES MESSER, JR.
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
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, Land Dept., Fla. Power and Light Co., and that
I am employed by and appear in the interest of Same, whose
address is Miami, Florida, and for the following period Dura-
tion of Special Session.
RALPH A. SCOTT
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is William N. Monroe, my
occupation is Secretary, Fla. State Assn. Retail Grocerymen,
and that I am employed by and appear in the interest of Same,
whose address is P. O. Box 461 Tampa, Fla., and for the fol-
lowing period Duration of Extra Session.
W. N. MONROE
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and the House
now adjourn to reconvene at 10:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Thereupon, at the hour of 11:55 A. M. the House stoo(
adjourned until 10:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.



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EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Tuesday, September 13, 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
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
Douglas
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
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
Peeples
Phillips
Pooser
Roberts, Roy
Rood



Saunders, D. H.
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough



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



A quorum present.
Excused: Messrs. Roberts of Bradford and Smith of Polk.
The following prayer was offered by the Reverend J. L.
Hunter, Chaplain:
We would pray as did the Psalmist who said "Come, let us
worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
For He is our God; and we are the people of His pasture, and
the sheep of His hand."
The Lord reigneth, He is clothed with strength; He is clothed
with majesty; yea with strength He hath girded himself. Let us
come and bow down and worship before Him.
We are thankful for our State. We want to have a part in
helping it to serve its purpose. Forgive us for doing anything
that is keeping us from serving our fellowmen to the best
of our ability.
Help us to be able to see the changes needed in our personal
lives in order to be better servants of Thine and of each other.
For Christ's sake-Amen.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Monday, September 12, was ordered cor-
rected and as corrected was approved.
Mr. Patton moved that House Bill No. 35-X('49) be with-
drawn from the Committees on Business Regulations and Ap-
propriations. He said the bill, which he had introduced, was
referred to these committees, in addition to the original refer-
ence to the Committee on Finance and Taxation, during his
temporary absence yesterday from the chamber.
Pending consideration thereof,
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived, and the House
now take up and consider local bills.



The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE LOCAL BILLS FOR
SECOND READING
H. B. No. 16-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act author-
izing Boards of County Commissioners in all counties of the
State of Florida having more than 10,900 and less than 11,100
population according to the last preceding State Census, to
purchase not more than eight voting machines for use in all
elections; making the use of such voting machines valid; pro-
viding that such voting machines and the use thereof shall
be in accordance with provisions of law now in effect and pro-
viding an effective date for this Act.
-was taken up.
. Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 16-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 16-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 16-X('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. 16-X('49) was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
Ayes-86.



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



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



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



Nays-None.
So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 45-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
a total of four (4) licenses to sell intoxicating beverages in
any county with a population not less than 2275 and not more
than 2285 according to the latest state census, but outside the
incorporated limits of any municipality in the aforesaid
counties; and excepting from the operation hereof all operators
of railroads, sleeping cars. steamshius buses and airplanes



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obtaining licenses good throughout the State of Florida under
the beverage law of the State of Florida, and incorporated
clubs including social clubs, and caterers at horse or dog racing
plants as defined in the beverage law of the State of Florida,
and also exempting from the operation hereof certain hotels.

-was taken up.

Mr. Peeples moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 45-X('49) be read a second time by title.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 45-X('49) was read a second time by title.

Mr. Peeples moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 45-X('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. 45-X('49) was read a third time in full.



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



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



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



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



Ayes-86.
Nays-None.

So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.

H. B. No. 25-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Section 17 of Chapter 21598, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of
1941, "An Act to abolish the present municipal government
of the City of Tarpon Springs, in Pinellas County, Flor-
ida, and to create, establish and organize a municipality
to be known and designated as the City of Tarpon Springs,
and to define its territorial boundaries and provide for its
government, jurisdiction, powers, franchises and privileges and
providing for a referendum", by deleting therefrom the pro-
vision for a refunding committee to pass on refunding pro-
posals of the bonded debt of the City of Tarpon Springs.

-was taken up.

Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 25-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 25-X('49) was read a second time by title.

Mr. Clement moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 25-X('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. 25-X('49) was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:



Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
Ayes-86.
Nays-None.



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



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



So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 27-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to Amend
Section 2A of Chapter 10754 Laws of Florida, As Passed in
1925 Regular Session of the Florida Legislature, and Approved
June 8, 1925, as Amended by Chapter 14172, Special Acts of
1929 Legislature of Florida, and as Changed or Altered by
Subsequent Legislative Acts and/or Amendments of said 1925
Act, Including Chapter 21334 Special Acts of the 1941 and
The 1949 Special Acts at the Regular Session of the Legisla-
ture of the State of Florida, Relating to the Creation and
Establishment of the City of Lakeland, Florida; Describing
the Territorial Boundaries of said City; Including Certain
Lands into the Territorial Jurisdiction of the said City.
-was taken up.
Mr. Surles moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 27-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 27-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Surles moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 27-X('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. 27-X('49) was read a third time in full.



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



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



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



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



Ayes-86.
Nays-None.












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So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 28-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act Authorizing
the City of Lakeland, Florida, to Further Regulate the Trans-
portation of Persons and Property for Hire on the Streets
of Said City, Authorizing the City to Limit the number of
Automobile Taxicabs operating Therein and to Grant for a
Valuable Consideration two or More Franchises, including
Exclusive Franchises to Different Persons, Firms or Corpora-
tions for the Use of the Streets of Said City for the Operation
of a Taxicab Business upon such Terms and Conditions and
Under Such Regulations as May Be Imposed by the City
Commission of Said City and Authorizing The City to Estab-
lish and Regulate the Rates and Charges Required by Taxi-
cabs for the Transportation of persons and their Baggage
over the Streets of Said City and To Establish Minimum and
Maximum Charges for Such Services.
-was taken up.

Mr. Surles moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 28-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 28-X('49) was read a second time by title.

Mr. Surles moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 28-X('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. 28-X('49) was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:

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



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



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



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



Ayes-86.
Nays-None.

So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.

H. B. No. 29-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act Amending
Section 4 of Chapter 25440, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1949,
changing the effective date of this Act which relates to the
common boundary line between Pasco and Polk Counties.
-was taken up.

Mr. Surles moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 29-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 29-X('49) was read a second time by title.

Amendment No. 1-
Mr. Surles of Polk offered the following amendment to House
Bill No. 29-X('49):



By adding Sections 2 and 3 as follows:
Section 2. That Pasco County shall assess, levy and collect
all ad valorem taxes for the year 1949 on the land transferred
by this law from Pasco County to Polk County.
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its becoming a law.
Mr. Surles moved the adoption of Amendment No. 1.
The motion was agreed to, and Amendment No. 1 was
adopted by a two-thirds vote.
Amendment No. 2-
Mr. Surles of Polk offered the following amendment to House
Bill No. 29-X('49) :
At the end of the title strike out the period, insert a "comma"
and the following words: "and providing that Pasco County
shall assess, levy and collect all ad valorem taxes for the year
1949 on the property transferred from Pasco County to Polk
County."

Mr. Surles moved the adoption of Amendment No. 2.
The motion was agreed to, and Amendment No. 2 was
adopted by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Surles moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 29-X('49), 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. 29-X('49) as amended, was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:

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



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



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



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



Ayes-86.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, as amended, by a two-thirds vote and was
ordered certified to the Senate after engrossment by the Chief
Clerk.

H. B. No. 31-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Section 2 of Chapter 23373, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of
1945, entitled, "An Act creating the Utility Board of the City
of Key West, Florida to manage, operate, maintain, extend,
improve and control the Municipal Electric Utility owned by
the City of Key West: appointing the first members of said
Board and fixing their terms of office: providing for the ap-
pointment and terms of office of subsequent members of said
Board, providing that the Mayor shall be a member of said
Board; prescribing its jurisdiction, powers, functions, author-
ity, franchises, duties and privileges: and declaring the Leg-
islative intention that said Act shall not be deemed repealed
by an Act passed at the Regular Session of the Legislature in
1945 unless specific reference is made to said Act for such



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purposes", by appointing new members of said board and
fixing their terms of office.
-was taken up.
Mr. Papy moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 31-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 31-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Papy moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 31-X('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. 31-X('49) was read a third time in full.



When the ve
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
Ayes-86.
Nays-None.



ote was taken on the passage of the bill the



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



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



So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 32-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act author-
izing the reappraisal and revaluation of the taxable property
in Pinellas County, Florida; prescribing the rights, authori-
ties and duty of certain county officials in relation thereto
and repealing all laws in conflict therewith.
-was taken up.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 32-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 32-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 32-X('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. 32-X('49) was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker Bryant Copeland Fuqua
Allen Burnsed Courtney Haley
Andrews Burton David Heath
Beasley Burwell Dayton Henderson
Bedenbaugh Carlton Dekle Hendry
Bollinger Carraway Douglas Hethcox
Botts Clement Dowda Hough
Branch Cobb Dunn Hudson
Bridges Collins Elliott Keith
Bronson Cook Frank Lancaster, D.



Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
McAlpin
McClure
McKendree
Melvin
Merchant
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Ayes-86.
Nays-None.



Odham Saunders, S. D. Surles
Okell Scarborough Sweeny
Papy Schuh Tapper
Parker Sellar Thornal
Patton Shepperd Usina
Pearce Simpson Whitlock
Peeples Slaughter Williams
Phillips Smith, M. B. Wise
Pooser Stewart Wotitzky
Roberts, Roy Stockdale Yeomans
Rood Strayhorn
Saunders, D. H. Summers



So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 50-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to create
a County Budget Commission in Pinellas County, Florida;
and to prescribe the powers, duties and functions of such
County Budget Commission and the qualifications, terms of
office and methods of appointment of members thereof; and
to authorize such County Budget Commission to make and
control the budget receipts and expenditures of the Board
of County Commissioners, the Board of Public Instruction,
the Board of Health, the Board of Juvenile Welfare, the Anti-
Mosquito Board, and all other boards, commissions, and offi-
cials of such county or of taxing districts situate therein
authorized to raise and expend moneys for county or district
purposes.
-was taken up.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 50-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 50-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Amendment
Messrs. Clement, McClure and Schuh of Pinellas, offered
the following amendment to House Bill No. 50-X('49).
Strike out Section 3 and insert the following in lieu there-
of: "Section 3. ORGANIZATION OF COUNTY BUDGET
COMMISSION.-The County Budget Commission shall elect
one of its members as Chairman. The Clerk of the Circuit
Court shall serve as Secretary ex officio, and as Clerk of
the County Budget Commission; but he shall not be entitled
to any salary or additional compensation therefore. Each mem-
ber of the County Budget Commission shall receive as com-
pensation for his services, the sum of fifteen dollars ($15.00)
per day, or any fraction thereof, in which such member shall
sit in Commission Meetings, or shall be actually engaged in
discharging the business of the Commission. Such compensa-
tion shall be paid for by the Board of County Commissioners
of Pinellas County, Florida, upon proper requisition being
made therefore "
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of the Amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the Amendment was adopted
by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 50-X(49), 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. 50-X('49), as amended, was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker Bronson Collins Dunn
Allen Bryant Cook Elliott
Andrews Burnsed Copeland Frank
Beasley Burton Courtney Fuqua
Bedenbaugh Burwell David Haley
Bollinger Carlton Dayton Heath
Botts Carraway Dekle Henderson
Branch Clement Douglas Hendry
Bridges Cobb Dowda Hethcox



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Rood Summers
Saunders, D. H. Surles
Saunders, S. D. Sweeny
Scarborough Tapper
Schuh rhornal
Sellar Jsina
Shepperd Whitlock
Simpson Williams
Slaughter Wise
Smith, M. B. Notitzky
Stewart Yeomans
Stockdale
Strayhorn



Ayes-86.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, as amended, by a two-thirds vote and
was ordered certified to the Senate after engrossment by the
Chief Clerk.
H. B. No. 14-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Chapter 23374, Laws of Florida, Acts of the Legislative year
1945, being the Charter of the City of Key West, Florida, by
amending Section 8 of Article I of the introductory chapter
thereof so as to exclude certain land from the present terri-
torial boundaries of the City of Key West, Florida.
-was taken up.

Mr. Papy moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 14-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 14-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Papy moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 14-X('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. 14-X('49) was read a third time in full.



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



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



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



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



Ayes-86.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 52-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to au-
thorize and empower the Judge of the Municipal Court of
Greenville to issue search warrants in aid of the enforce-
ment of ordinances of said city to be executed within the
limits of said city; to regulate their issuance, service and
return.
-was taken up.



Mr. Merchant moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 52-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 52-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Merchant moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 52-X('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. 52-X('49) was read a third time in full.



Hough
Hudson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
McAlpin
McClure
McKendree
Melvin
Merchant



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



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



Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Okell
Papy
Parker
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Pooser
Roberts, Roy



Ayes-86.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 56-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act directing
the Board of County Commissioners of Columbia County,
Florida, to make or cause to be made a survey and appraisal
of all real and personal property to aid the tax assessor in
making his annual valuation for the assessment of taxes: to
contract with any competent agency to make such survey
and appraisal, and to levy a tax not to exceed two (2) mills
on the dollar for the year 1950 for the purpose of making
such survey and appraisal: and providing for the issuance of
tax anticipation certificates.
-was taken up.

Mr. Bedenbaugh moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 56-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 56-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Bedenbaugh moved that the rules be further waived
and House Bill No. 56-X('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. 56-X('49) was read a third time in full.

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



Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Botts
Branch



Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway



Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
David
Dayton



Dekle
Douglas
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Haley



When the vote was taken
result was:



on the passage of the bill the



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













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Pooser
Roberts, Roy
Rood
Saunders, D. H
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Slaughter
Smith, M. B.
Stewart
Stockdale



Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
.Sweeny
Tapper
Thornal
Usina
Whitlock
Williams
Wise
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Ayes-86.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 58-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act providing
for the assessment, equalization and collection, pursuant to
Sections 16 and 17 of Article VIII, of the Florida Constitution,
as adopted at the 1948 General Election, of all taxes levied
by the State, County, County School Board, Special Taxing
Districts, Municipalities, and other agencies in Volusia County,
Florida.
-was taken up.
Mr. Cobb moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 58-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 58-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Cobb moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 58-X('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. 58-X('49) was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



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



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



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



Ayes-86.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 30-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act prescrib-
ing the amount and authorizing the compensation to be paid
to and received by the Chairman and other Members of County
Boards of Public Instruction in Counties of the State of
Florida having not less than Nine Hundred instruction units
nor more than One Thousand Four Hundred and Fifty in-
struction units according to the last annual computation of



such units made as prescribed by Section 29 of Chapter 23726,
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947; providing for the payment of
expenses of such board members and specifying the effective
date of said Act.
-was taken up.
Mr. Surles moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 30-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 30-X('49) was read a second time by title.

Mr. Surles moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 30-X('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. 30-X('49) was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Botts
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
Nays:
Clement
Frank



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



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

McClure
Schuh



Luckie
MacWilliam
McAlpin
McKendree
Melvin
Merchant
Morgan
Nesmith
Okell
Papy
Parker
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Pooser
Roberts, Roy
Rood
Saunders, D. H

Sellar
Summers



Saunders, S. D.
Shepperd
Simpson
Slaughter
Smith, M. B.
Smith, W. A.
Stewart
Stockdale
Strayhorn
Surles
Sweeny
Thornal
Whitlock
Wise
Yeomans





Wotitzky



Ayes-72.
Nays-7.
So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.

CONSIDERATION OF SENATE LOCAL BILLS FOR
SECOND READING
Consideration of Senate Bill No. 14-X('49) was informally
passed.
Senate Bill No. 14-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sections 11, 13 and 14
of Chapter 4498, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1895, entitled, "An
Act to provide for the municipal officers of the City of Jack-
sonville, a municipal corporation existing in Duval County,
Florida; to prescribe their terms of office, provide for their
election and appointment and regulate their compensation, and
to repeal Chapter 4301 of the Laws of Florida," so as to provide
that only the names of candidates who have been put in
nomination by primary election, or in certain cases by the
executive committee of a political party, shall be printed on
the ballots to be used in general elections in the City of
Jacksonville, and to permit candidates to be designated by
party and voters to vote a straight party ticket in such
elections.
-was taken up.
Mr. Morgan moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 14-X(49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 14-X(49) was read a second time by title.



Heath
Henderson
Hethcox
Hendry
Hudson
Hough
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
McAlpin
McClure



McKendree
Melvin
Merchant
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Okell
Papy
Parker
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips



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Mr. Morgan moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 14-X(49) be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 14-X(49) was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:



Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Botts
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
David
Ayes-86.
Nays-None.



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



on the passage of the bill the



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



Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Slaughter
Smith, W. A.
Stewart
Stockdale
Strayhorn
Summers
Sweeny
Tapper
Thornal
Whitlock
Williams
Wise
Wotitzky
Yeomans



So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
Senate Bill No. 24-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act to validate the incorporation of
the town of Sweetwater in Dade County.
-was taken up.
Mr. Lantaff moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 24-X(49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 24-X(49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Lantaff moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 24-X(49) be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 24-X(49) was read a third time in full.



When the v
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Botts
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
David
Ayes-86.
Nays--None.



'ote was taken on the passage of the bill the



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



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



Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Slaughter
Smith, W. A.
Stewart
Stockdale
Strayhorn
Summers
Sweeny
Tapper
Thornal
Whitlock
Williams
Wise
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Saunders, D. H.



So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.

Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and the House
now revert to the order of business of Correction of the
Journal.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.

CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The question recurred on the. motion by Mr. Patton to
withdraw House Bill No. 35-X('49) from the Committees on
Business Regulations and Appropriations.
Pending consideration thereof,

Mr. Patton asked consent for the withdrawal of the motion.
The consent was granted, and the motion was withdrawn.
Mr. Simpson asked unanimous consent for the listing of
Mr. Strayhorn as an introducer of House Bill No. 57-X('49).
Without objection, it was so ordered.

Mr. Simpson moved that House Bill No. 39-X('49), which
had been referred jointly on yesterday to the Committees on
Finance and Taxation and Appropriations, be withdrawn
from the Committee on Appropriations.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion to withdraw House
Bill No. 39-X('49) from the Committee on Appropriations,
the result was:



Ayes:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Cook
Courtney
Nays:
Allen
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bryant
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle
Ayes-54.
Nays-34.



David
Douglas
Fuqua
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hudson
Keith
Lantaff
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure


Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Haley
Hough
Johnson
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.



Melvin Shepperd
Odham Simpson
Okell Stockdale
Papy Strayhorn
Parker Surles
Patton Tapper
Pearce Thornal
Peeples Usina
Phillips Whitlock
Roberts, Roy Williams
Saunders, D. H. iotitzky
Saunders, S. D. Yeomans
Schuh
Sellar



McKendree
McMullen
Merchant
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Pooser
Rood



Scarborough
Slaughter
Smith, W. A.
Stewart
Summers
Sweeny
Wise



The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 39-X('49)
was ordered withdrawn from the Committee on Appropriations
and left only in the Committee on Finance and Taxation.

COMMUNICATIONS

The Speaker announced that Mr. Roberts of Brevard has
resigned as a member of the Committee on Public Utilities and
Transportation, and has been appointed as a member of the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.

The Speaker announced that in accordance with H. R. No.
46-X('49), which authorizes the appointment of an interim
committee to study bribery laws and make recommendations,
the following committee has been appointed: Messrs. Branch
of Hillsborough, Dayton of Pasco and Andrews of Orange.



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INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS,
HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
AND MEMORIALS
By Mr. Nesmith of Wakulla-
H. B. No. 61-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the
annual salary of the tax assessor and tax collector for all
counties having a population of not less than 4975, or more
than 5065, according to the most recent State Census, and
repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Local Government.
By Messrs. Bryant of Marion and Cobb of Volusia-
H. B. No. 62-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act relating
to the levying and collecting of a tax on cigarettes: amending
Section 210.02, Florida Statutes, as amended; providing for an
increase in the rate of taxation; and providing an effective
date.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By the Committee on Judiciary Civil-
H. B. No. 63-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act relating
to the apportionment of federal and state estate taxes and
repealing Chapter 25435, Laws of Florida, 1949.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.
By Mr. Saunders of St. Lucie-
H. B. No. 64-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
special taxing districts created for the purpose of protecting
land within said districts from damage by erosion, storms, tidal
waves and currents, or high waters, and for the public benefit,
by Special Acts of the Legislature, to determine, assess, levy
and collect a uniform tax upon the real property located within
said districts for the purpose of paying the expenses incident
to organizing said districts, making surveys, assessing benefits
and damages, and the administrative costs and expenses of
said districts for a period of two years from the creation of any
such districts, when notice of intention to determine, assess
and levy such tax has been mailed by the governing board of
such district to each property owner owning lands in such
district, not less than fourteen days prior to the date upon
which said governing board of such district shall meet for the
purpose of determining, assessing and levying such uniform
tax; and providing that notice of such meeting of such govern-
ing board shall be published in a newspaper of general circula-
tion published in the county in which such district may be
located, once each week for two consecutive weeks prior to the
date of such meeting of such boards for said purposes; and
ratifying and approving any such uniform tax determined,
assessed and levied by said districts for said purposes when said
notices have heretofore been mailed as prescribed herein and
when the publication of such notice has been instituted prior
to the passage of this Act and completed after it becomes a
law, or has heretofore been published in a newspaper as herein
prescribed; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict
herewith and prescribing the effective date of this Act.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Drainage and Water Control.

By Mr. Parker of DeSoto-
H. B. No. 65-X('49)-A till to be entitled An Act authorizing
the Board of County Commissioners of DeSoto County, Florida,
to annually levy a rate of millage not to exceed two mills
against all of the taxable property in said county, for the
purpose of bridge construction, maintenance, and repair
thereof in DeSoto County, Florida.



Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
65-X('49).
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. Pooser of Jackson-
H. B. No. 66-X('49)--A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Section 2 of Chapter 24302, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947, "An
Act to provide for the licensing and regulating of dealers in
liquefied petroleum gas, manufacturers of appliances and
equipment for the use of such gas, and persons installing
such appliances on the premises of the ultimate consumer of
such gas; defining certain terms hsed herein; providing for
security required of such dealers, manufacturers and persons;
prescribing the duties of the State Fire Marshal with respect
to the administration of this Act; and authorizing him to
prescribe uniform regulations in this state for safety of design,
construction, location, installation and operation of equipment
for storing, handling, transporting by tank truck or tank
trailer and utilizing liquefied petroleum gases for fuel pur-
poses; and for the odorization of said gases used therewith;
to provide for the marking of liquefied petroleum gas con-
tainers and to prohibit the refilling or use of such containers
without authorization of the owner thereof; making a violation
of this Act a misdemeanor and prescribing the penalty there-
for; providing funds for the administration of this Act; and
prohibiting the adoption by municipalities or other political
subdivisions of ordinances or regulations in conflict with this
Act; and setting the effective date of this Act", by providing
for an increase in the license taxes provided in Section 2 of
said Chapter 24302.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Bedenbaugh of Columbia-
H. R. No. 67-X('49)-A Resolution requesting the Finance
and Taxation Committee of the House of Representatives of the
1949 Extraordinary Session of the Legislature to prepare cer-
tain tax measures for submission to the House of Representa-
tives.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES:
That the finance and taxation committee of the House
of Representatives is requested to prepare for submission to
this legislature emergency legislation to increase all taxes
now levied by the State of Florida in an amount sufficient
to produce the needed revenue to finance the needs of the
state, such measures to be prepared in such form that same
shall be effective for an emergency period of one hundred
and twenty days from the time of adoption, or permanently,
dependent upon the vote of the electorate of the State of
Florida at an election within ninety days to be provided for
in a constitutional resolution, hereby requested to be pre-
pared by the said finance and taxation committee, wherein it
shall be provided for the repeal of the prohibition against the
levy of the income tax contained in Article IV, Section 11 of
the State Constitution; and further, to prepare as companion
measures bills to provide for the levy of a state income tax in
amounts sufficient in the aggregate to jointly defray the
financial requirements of Florida, to become effective upon a
favorable vote at such election and at the expiration of the
said one hundred and twenty day emergency period. Upon
such favorable vote, the tax increases shall cease at the
end of the said one hundred and twenty day period and all
taxes so increased shall revert to the amounts existent prior
to such increases.
Upon the unfavorable vote of the electorate of the state
upon the adoption of a joint income and sales tax, it is re-
quested that provision be made that the emergency tax
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as all other laws as passed by the legislature of the State
of Florida.
It is requested that such measures requested by this reso-
lution shall fully set forth in such language that the people
of this state shall be fully conversant with the terms thereof
that they shall be the judges of the form of taxes to which
they shall be subjected in order to meet the necessary finan-
cial burden of the state government.
-which was read by title.
Mr. Bedenbaugh moved that the rules be waived and House
Resolution No. 67-X('49) be read a second time in full.

The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Resolution No. 67-X('49) was referred to the Committee on
Rules and Calendar.
By Mr. Keith of Martin-
H. B. No. 68-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act author-
izing the Board of County Commissioners of Martin County,
Florida, to contribute not to exceed five hundred ($500.00)
dollars annually for the support and maintenance of one non
profit organization in each community in Martin County,
Florida, and authorizing a tax levy for such purpose.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
68-X('49).
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. Burwell and David of Broward-
H. B. No. 69-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to validate
and confirm all acts and proceedings relative to the calling,
holding, conducting and canvassing the returns of an election
held in the area of the present municipality of Lauderdale-
by-the-Sea, said election being held on December 17, 1947,
and said election being held in compliance with and in con-
formance with the terms and provisions and requirements as
set forth in that Special Act of the Florida Legislature, being
Chapter 24658 of the 1947 Legislature.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
69-X('49).
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. Burwell and David of Broward-
H. B. No. 70-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act ratifying,
confirming, validating and legalizing the assessments and
valuations of properties and levies of taxes made by the Town
of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Broward County, Florida, for the
year 1948, and authorizing the collection of said taxes in the
manner provided by law.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
70-X('49).
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. Copeland of Collier-
H. B. No. 71-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Section 1 of Chapter 25280, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1949, "An
Act to amend Section 2 of Chapter 13616, General Laws of
1929, being an Act entitled: 'An Act to regulate the shipment
and catching of stone crabs in the State of Florida; to provide
a closed season for same and penalties for the violation of this
Act' by excluding from the provisions thereof certain waters
of the Gulf of Mexico lying between certain latitudes as herein
defined and certain land areas of the State of Florida.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Salt Water Fisheries.

By Messrs. Morgan and Carlton of Duval-
H. B. No. 72-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
the City Commission of the City of Jacksonville to lease
advertising space on its parking meters and the stands sup-
porting said meters.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
72-X('49).
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. Carlton, Morgan and Luckie of Duval-
H. B. No. 73-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 6 of Chapter 18610, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of
1937, as amended by Section 5 of Chapter 19902, Laws of
Florida, Special Acts of 1939, and as further amended by
Section 2 of Chapter 21320, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of
1941, entitled, "An Act providing for pensions for employees
of the City of Jacksonville."
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
73-X('49).
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. Allen of Levy-
H. B. No. 74-X('49)--A bill to be entitled An Act apportion-
ing to the Board of County Commissioners and County Board
of Public Instruction, funds payable to Levy County subsequent
to July 1, 1950, from revenue provided by Chapters 550 and
551, Florida Statutes of 1941, and from any other county
apportionable tax or license revenue from games and amuse-
ments: and providing the manner and purposes for which said
funds are to be disbursed by said boards.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
74-X('49).
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 Messrs. Carlton, Luckie and Morgan of Duval-
H. B. No. 75-X('49) -A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
the City of Jacksonville to acquire real estate for the extension
of recreational facilities; requiring the sum of one hundred
thousand dollars ($100,000.00) to be set up in the annual
budget each year for four years in a recreational facilities fund
for the purpose of acquiring such real estate, and requiring the
use of such funds exclusively for such purpose; and authorizing
the execution and issuance of certain instruments secured
solely by a pledge of the moneys in such fund for the acquisi-
tion of such real estate.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
75-X('49).
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. Carlton, Luckie and Morgan, of Duval-
H. B. No. T6-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 1 and Section 4 of Chapter 24618, Laws of Florida,
Acts of 1947, entitled, "An Act affecting the government of
the City of Jacksonville by creating and providing for a
recreation department and board for said City, prescribing
its power and duties and authorizing the issuance of revenue
certificates to finance the cost of providing recreational facili-
ties"; so as to remove the limitation placed upon the pay-
ment of salaries and to increase the authorization for the
issuance of revenue certificates from two hundred thousand
dollars to nine hundred fifty thousand dollars.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thrirds
vote of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
76-X('49).
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.
CONSIDERATION OF MEASURES PREVIOUSLY OFFERED
FOR INTRODUCTION BUT NOT FORMALLY RECEIVED
PENDING DECISION UPON ADMISSIBILITY
By Mr. Patton of Franklin-
H. R. No. 37-X('49)-A Resolution creating an Interim
Committee of the House of Representatives consisting of
three members to be appointed by the Speaker, to be known
as the House Committee to study and investigate practices
and procedures of State agencies; authorizing and directing
said Committee to inquire into and investigate all State
agencies including officers, boards, bureaus, commissions and
institutions, for the purpose of determining, whether such
agencies are operating as required by law, whether any such
agencies are expending funds or engaging in activities beyond
the intent or limitations of law, whether any agencies are
engaged in over-lapping activities and whether any such
agencies or any of their activities or expenditures could
be terminated without being detrimental to the public interest
and whether any agencies or their activities could be combined
or merged to provide a more economical and efficient opera-
tion; authorizing said Committee to inspect any record, docu-
ment or other paper of any State agency, to subpoena wit-
nesses, and to examine the foregoing by either the Commit-
tee or an examiner appointed by the Committee, and to cite
for contempt; requiring all State officers and employees to
make available to said Committee or its examiner all records,
documents or other papers and information that may be



37



requested by said Committee; authorizing said Committee
to make use of any appropriation or other funds which may
be available to pay costs and expenses of Interim Committees;
and directing the said Committee to make a report of its
findings and recommendations to the House of Representa-
tives at the 1951 Regular Session of the Florida State Leg-
islature.
A roll call was demanded on the introduction of the reso-
lution.
When the vote was taken on the introduction of House
Resolution No. 37-X('49), the result was:



Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Botts
Bridges
Cobb
Collins
Copeland
Courtney
David
Dayton
Dekle
Dowda
Elliott
Nays:
Andrews
Beasley
Branch
Bronson
Bryant
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Ayes-58.
Nays-32.



Frank
Haley
Heath
Hendry
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, H.
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure
McKendree
McMullen
Melvin

Carraway
Clement
Cook
Douglas
Dunn
Fuqua
Henderson
Hethcox



Merchant Slaughter
Merritt Smith, M. B.
Monahan Smith, W. A.
Moody Stewart
Nesmith Strayhorn
Odham Summers
Okell Surles
Parker Sweeny
Patton Thornal
Pearce Usina
Pooser Williams
Rood Wise
Saunders, D. H. Yeomans
Saunders, S. D.
Simpson



Lancaster, D.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Morgan
Papy
Phillips
Roberts, Roy



Scarborough
Schuh
Sellar
Shepperd
Stockdale
Tapper
Whitlock
Wotitzky



Introduction of the resolution was not agreed to by a two-
thirds vote of the House.
By Messrs. Stockdale, Lantaff and Okell of Dade-
H. B. No. 49-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 192.06, Florida Statutes, relating to the exemption
of certain properties from ad valorem taxes, and excluding
properties held and operated for profit from the right to
exemption under said section as amended.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
The Speaker said he was in doubt as to the admissibility
of House Bill no. 57-X('49) within the Governor's Call and,
under the rule, put the question to the House.
Pending consideration thereof,
Mr. Clement moved that the time of adjournment be ex-
tended until the House has acted upon the question before the
House.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
The question recurred upon the admissibility of House
Bill No. 57-X('49) within the Governor's Call.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the admissibility of House
Bill No. 57-X('49) within the Governor's Call, the result was:



Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Bollinger
Botts
Branch



Bryant
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle



Douglas
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank



Fuqua
Haley
Hough
Johnson
Keith













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Lancaster, D.
Luckie
McClure
McMullen
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Nays:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway



Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Parker
Patton
Pooser
Rood
Saunders, D. H.

Clement
Collins
Cook
Courtney
David
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hudson
Lancaster, H.



Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Sellar
Simpson
Slaughter
Smith, M. B.
Stewart
Strayhorn

Lantaff
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McKendree
Melvin
Okell
Papy
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips



Summers
Surles
Sweeny
rhornal
Usina
Wise



Roberts, Roy
Schuh
Shepperd
Smith, W. A.
Stockdale
Tapper
Whitlock
Williams
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Ayes-50.
Nays-43.
So the House determined that House Bill No. 57-X('49)
was admissible for introduction within the Governor's Call.
EXPLANATIONS OF VOTE ON HOUSE BILL NO. 57-X('49)
In voting "aye" the purpose of my vote was to be given
an opportunity to reconsider appropriations. By my vote I
do not subscribe expressly to express terms of House Bill
57-X('49).
Neil C. McMullen
Hillsborough County
I am voting to include the matter of reducing appropria-
tions as being within the call of the Governor, but I feel that
the particular bill is bad and I shall vote against it if it is
approved by committee. I do not think that a straight five
per cent cut is proper as some items may not be such as
could afford a five per cent cut, while others should be cut
by a larger percentage.
Charles A. Luckie
Duval County
I desire to make an explanation of my vote on House Bill
No. 57-X('49). While I do not go along with the idea of cutting
five per cent across the board on all appropriations, I do
believe that the passage of this bill gives us the opportunity
to go into various items of the bill; and in fairness to all,
I feel that that should be done.
Tim M. Sellar
Lake County
By Messrs. McClure of Pinellas, Simpson of Jefferson and
Strayhorn of Lee-
H. B. No. 57-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 10 of Chapter 25370, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1949,
relating to State revenues and appropriations for the bien-
nium 1949-1951; and relating to the powers and duties of
the State Budget Commission in order to provide revenues
to meet certain emergencies should they occur.
Pending the reading of the title of House Bill No. 57-X('49)
for the first time, Mr. Okell raised the point of order that the
time of adjournment had arrived.
The Chair held the point was well taken.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
September 12th, 1949
Mr. Collins of Sarasota, Chairman of the Committee on
Constitutional Amendments, reports that the committee has
carefully considered the following bill and recommends that
it not pass:
H. J. R. No. 11-X('49)-A Joint Resolution proposing the
amendment of Section 11, Article 9, of the Constitution of



the State of Florida, relating to income tax, inheritance tax,
and exemption for head of family: and providing for the
removal of the income tax prohibition.
And House Joint Resolution No. 11-X('49) contained in
the above report, was laid on the table under the rule.
September 13, 1949
Mr. Nesmith of Wakulla, Chairman of the Committee on
Public Roads, reports that the Committee has carefully con-
sidered the following bill and recommends it pass:
House Bill No. 12-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act
designating and establishing a certain State Road in Saint
Lucie County, Florida.
And House Bill No. 12-X('49), contained in the above re-
port, was placed on the Calendar of Road Designation Bills
for Second Reading.
September 13, 1949
Mr. Nesmith of Wakulla, Chairman of the Committee on
Public Roads, reports that the Committee has carefully con-
sidered the following bill and recommends it pass:
Senate Bill No. 23-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act
to declare, designate and establish a certain State Road in
Suwannee County, Florida.
And Senate Bill No. 23-X('49), contained in the above re-
port, was placed on the Calendar of Road Designation Bills
for Second Reading.
September 13, 1949
Mr. Nesmith of Wakulla, Chairman of the Committee on
Public Roads, reports that the Committee has carefully con-
sidered the following bill and recommends that it pass as
amended:
House Bill No. 59-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act
designating and establishing a certain road in Pinellas County,
Florida, to be a State Road.

Which amendment reads as follows:
Amendment No. 1-
In Section 1, line 12, of the bill, after the words: "northern
end of Sand Key" strike out the words: "Same to be 100
feet wide."
And House Bill No. 59-X('49), contained in the above re-
port, together with Committee amendment thereto, was
placed on the Calendar of Road Designation Bills for Second
Reading.
September 13, 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
pass as amended:
House Bill No. 24-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to
amend Section 201.02, Florida Statutes, 1941, relative to tax
on deeds and other instruments relative to lands, etc., 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 mort-
gage 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 through the
laws of Florida, stamps in the proper amount shall be af-
fixed 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.












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Which amendment reads as follows:
Amendment No. 1-
In the Title of the bill, line 17, strike out the words "AND
EACH RENEWAL THEREOF,"
And House Bill No. 24-X('49), contained in the above re-
port, together with Committee amendment thereto, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.

September 13th, 1949
Mr. Luckie of Duval, Chairman of the Committee on Ju-
diciary (Civil), reports that the Committee has carefully
considered the following bill and recommends that it pass
as amended:
House Bill No. 55-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to
amend Chapter 21968, Section 11, Florida Statutes 1943, regu-
lating the activities and affairs of labor unions by making
provisions for suits and process by and against the same.

Which amendment reads as follows:

By Committee on Judiciary Civil-
Amendment No. 1-
At the end of the second paragraph of the bill add the
following:
"Provided, however, that nothing contained herein shall
give any right to any labor union to maintain suit against
any of its members."
And House Bill No. 55-X('49), contained in the above re-
port, together with Committee amendment thereto, was placed
on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.

ENGROSSING REPORTS
House of Representatives
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 13, 1949
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Engrossing Clerk, to whom was referred, with amend-
ments,
House Bill No. 29-X('49)
House Bill No. 50-X('49)
-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 Bills Nos. 29-X and 50-X contained in the above
report, was ordered to be certified to the Senate.

ENROLLING REPORTS
House of Representatives
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 12, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Enrolling Clerk, to whom was referred-
House Bill No. 47-X('49)
-begs leave to report same has been signed in open session
by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of the House of Repre-



sentatives 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.
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 Dallas L. Hostetler, my
occupation is Secretary, and that I am employed by and appear
in the interest of Florida State Retailers Association, whose
address is 1104 East Amelia Ave., Orlando, Fla., and for the
following period Duration of Extra Session.
DALLAS L. HOSTETLER
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
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 Florida Tax Revision League (Secretary) and that I
am employed by and appear in the interest of Same, whose
address is Jacksonville, Florida, and for the following period
Permanent.
E. H. RAMSEY
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
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 appear in the interest
of Locomotive Engineers of the State, whose address is 2572
Dellwood, Jacksonville, Florida, and for the following period
Duration of Extra Session.
HARRY L. STIEGEL
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
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 occu-
pation is Representing Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen
& Enginemen, and that I am employed by and appear in the
interest of Same, whose address is 1001 West Main Street,
Leesburg, Florida and for the following period Duration of
Special Session.
FRANK D. HOWARD
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.












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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 T. H. Hutchinson, my occu-
pation is Chairman of Florida Legislative Board, Brotherhood
of Railroad Trainmen, and that I am employed by and appear
in the interest of Same, whose address is Cleveland, Ohio, and
for the following period Duration of Special Session.
T. H. HUTCHINSON
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
4 My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
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 State Representative in behalf of Brotherhood of Railway
Trainmen and that I-am employed by and appear in the in-
terest of Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, whose address is
General Office, Cleveland, Ohio, and for the following period
Duration of 1949.
W. E. VARN
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is W. S. Merritt, my occupa-
tion is Permanent Employee of the United States' Brewers
Foundation, and that I am employed by and appear in the
interest of Same, whose address is 21 East 40th Street, New
York City, N. Y., and for the following period Duration of
Special Session.
W S.. MERRITT
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.



I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is William C. Kaleel, my occu-
pation is Attorney at Law, and that I am employed by and
appear in the interest of Pinellas County Business Men's Assn.
whose address is 810 First Federal Bldg., St. Petersburg, Fla.,
and for the following period Duration of Extra Session.
W. C. KALEEL
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
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 occu-
pation is Lawyer, and that I am employed by and appear in
the interest of Gulf Power Company, whose address is Pensa-
cola, Florida, and for the following period Duration.
E. PAUL GREGOORY
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
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
and appear in the interest of Florida Assn. of Architects, whose
address is Miami, Fla., and for the following period Duration
of Extra Session.
BENMONT TENCH, JR.
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28. 1949.
At the hour of 1:18 P.M., the House stood adjourned until
10:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.














EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES




Wednesday, September 14, 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 Douglas
Beasley Dowda
Bedenbaugh Dunn
Black Elliott
Bollinger Frank
Botts Fuqua
Branch Haley
Bridges Heath
Bronson Henderson
Bryant Hendry
Burnsed Hethcox
Burton Hough
Burwell Hudson
Carlton Johnson
Carraway Keith
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
McKendree
McMullen
Melvin
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Okell
Papy
Parker
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Pooser
Roberts, Roy
Rood
Saunders, D. H.
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
Wotitzky
Yeomans



offered by the Reverend J. L.



Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, we hallow Thy great
name. We know that we are spared to live this day because
Thou has seen it wise for us to be here.
May it concern us as to the purpose for which Thou hast
let us remain in the flesh. Surely the great privileges that are
ours carry with them great responsibilities.
We know that we are accountable to God for the way in
which we spend our days and meet our obligations.
Grant us to walk humbly, do justly, and love mercy, and to
fear God which is the whole duty of man. For Christ's sake-
Amen.
Mr. Roberts of Bradford asked to be recorded present.

CORRECTIONS OF THE JOURNAL

The Journal for Monday, September 12, was ordered cor-
rected as follows:
On Page 18, Column 1, Line 23 counting from bottom of
the page, after words "So the bill passed," insert "by a two-
thirds vote."
The Journal for Monday, September 12, as corrected, was
approved.
The Journal for Tuesday, September 13, was ordered cor-
rected as follows:
On Page 31, Column 2, Line 18 counting from bottom of
the page, after the word "two-thirds" insert "vote."



On Page 33, Column 2, Line 30 counting from top of the
page, omit "Usina".
On Page 34, Column 1, Line 10 counting from top of the
page, underneath the name "Dekle" add "Douglas".
On Page 34, Column 1, Line 22 counting from bottom of
page, above the name "Dowda" add "Douglas".
On Page 34, Column 2, Line 27 counting from top of the
page omit the name "Allen".
On Page 34, Column 2, Line 24 counting from bottom of the
page, above "Bollinger" add "Allen".
On Page 35, Column 1, Line 36 counting from top of the
page, strike out "properly" and insert "property".
On Page 36, Column 1, Line 12 counting from top of the
page, after "was" insert "not".
The Journal for Tuesday, September 13, as corrected, was
approved.
Mr. Simpson moved that House Bill No. 39-X('49) be
withdrawn from the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion that House Bill
No. 39-X('49) be withdrawn from the Committee on Finance
and Taxation, the result was:
Ayes:



Allen
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bryant
Burton
Cobb
Cook
Copeland
Dayton
Douglas
Dowda
Dunn
Nays:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carraway
Clement
Ayes-51.



Elliott
Frank
Haley
Heath
Hough
Hudson
Keith
Lancaster, H.
Luckie
Mathis
McClure
McKendree
McMullen

Collins
Courtney
David
Dekle
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Johnson
Lancaster, D.
Lantaff



Merchant
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Parker
Patton
Pearce
Pooser
Rood
Scarborough
Sellar

MacWilliam
McAlpin
Melvin
Merritt
Okell
Papy
Peeples
Roberts, J. P.
Roberts, Roy
Saunders, D. H.



Simpson
Slaughter
Smith, M. B.
Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Thornal
Usina
Whitlock
Yeomans


Saunders, S. D.
Schuh
Shepperd
Smith, L. W.
Stockdale
Tapper
Williams
Wotitzky



Nays-38.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 39-X('49) was
ordered withdrawn from the Committee on Finance and
Taxation.
Mr. Simpson asked permission to withdraw House Bill No.
39-X('49) from consideration of the House.
Pending consideration thereof,



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Mr. Clement moved that House Bill No. 39-X('49) be re-
committed to the Committee on Finance and Taxation and
that the Committee be granted an additional three days to
consider the bill.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken, the result was:



Ayes:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Cook
Nays:
Allen
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Burton
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle
Mr. Frank
Ayes-55.



Courtney
David
Fuqua
Haley
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lantaff
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McKendree

Douglas
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Heath
Johnson
Lancaster, H.
Luckie
McClure



Melvin
Merritt
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Roberts, J. P.
Roberts, Roy
Saunders, a. H
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh

McMullen
Merchant
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Parker
Pooser



Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Slaughter
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stockdale
Surles
Tapper
Williams
. Wotitzky
Yeomans



Rood
Stewart
Summers
Sweeny
Thornal
Usina



asked to be recorded as voting "aye".



Nays-33.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 39-X('49) was
ordered recommitted to the Committee on Finance and Tax-
ation and the committee was granted an additional three days
for consideration.
RECONSIDERATION
Mr. Saunder of Clay moved that the House do now recon-
sider the vote by which it determined on yesterday that House
Bill No. 57-X('49) came within the purview of the Governor's
Call.
A roll call was ordered.
When the vote was taken, the result was:



Courtney
David
Douglas
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McKendree

Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Haley
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Luckie
McClure



Melvin
Merritt
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Roberts, J. P.
Roberts, Roy
Saunders, D. H
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh

McMullen
Merchant
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Parker
Pooser
Rood
Sellar



Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Smith, W. A.
Stockdale
Tapper
Whitlock
Williams
Notftzky
.Yeomans




Slaughter
Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
rhornal
Usina



Sept. 14, 1949



The motion was agreed to, and the vote by which the House
determined that House Bill No. 57-X('49) came within the
purview of the Governor's Call, was reconsidered.,
RECONSIDERATION
Mr. Bryant moved that the House do now reconsider the
vote by which it refused on yesterday to consent to the in-
troduction of House Resolution No. 37-X('49).
The motion was agreed to, and the House reconsidered
the vote by which it refused to consent to the introduction
of House Resolution No. 37-X('49).
The question recurred on the introduction of House Reso-
lution No. 37-X('49).
Introduction of House Resolution No. 37-X('49) was agreed
to by a two-thirds vote of the House.
By Mr. Patton of Franklin-
H. R. No. 37-X('49)-A Resolution creating on Interim
Committee of the House of Representatives r(-,nisting of
three members to be appointed by the Speaker, to be known
as the House Committee to study and investig:nle practices
and procedures of State agencies; authorizing anud i1irectine
said Committee to. inquire into and investri.tie .Ill State
agencies including officers, boards, bureaus, commni<-ions and
institutions, for the purpose of determining, whether such
agencies are operating as required by law, whether any such
agencies are expending funds or engaging in activities beyond
the intent or limitations of law, whether any agencies pre
engaged in over-lapping activities and whether any such
agencies or any of their activities or expenditures could
be terminated without being detrimental to the public interest
and whether any agencies or their activities could be combined
or merged to provide a more economical and efficient opera-
tion; authorizing said Committee to inspect any record, docu-
ment or other paper of any State agency, to subpoena wit-
nesses, and to examine the foregoing by either the Commit-
tee or an examiner appointed by the Committee, and to cite
for contempt; requiring all State officers and employees to
make available to said Committee or its examiner all records,
documents or other papers and information that may be
requested by said Committee; authorizing said Committee
to make use of any appropriation or other funds which may
be available to pay costs and expenses of Interim Committees;
and directing the said Committee to make a report of its
findings and recommendations to the House of Representa-
tives at the 1951 Regular Session of the Florida State Leg-
islature.
The resolution was read the first time by title and refer-
red to the Committee on Rules and Calendar.
COMMUNICATIONS
STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
TALLAHASSEE
September 12, 1949
The Honorable Perry E. Murray
Speaker of the House of Representatives
State Capitol
Sir:
I have the honor to inform you that I have today ap-
proved the following Act, which originated in your Honorable
Body, Extraordinary Session of the Legislature of 1949, and
have caused the same to be filed in the office of the Secre-
tary of State:
H. B. NO. 47-X('49), RELATING TO HIALEAH.
Sincerely yours,
FULLER WARREN
Governor
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS,
HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
AND MEMORIALS
By Mr. Nesmith of Wakulla-
H. B. No. 77-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act amend-
ing Section 1 of Chapter 25339, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1949,



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Ayes:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Cook
Nays:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bryant
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle
Dowda
Ayes-53.
Nays-41.












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the same being entitled: "An Act providing for the disposi-
tion of all funds that are now or may hereafter be due
Wakulla County, Florida, from race track funds under the
provisions of Chapter 14832, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931,
and any Acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto,
or any other race track Acts."

Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.

Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
77-X('49).

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 The Committee on Judiciary (Civil)--
H. B. No. 78-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act relating
to certiorari and repealing Chapter 25116, Laws of Florida,
1949.

Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.

The bill was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Calendar without reference.

By Mr. Bryant of Marion-

H. B. No. 79-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Sections 199.02 and 199.11, 1947 Supplement, Florida Statutes
1941, by adding a subsection to Section 199.02, to be designated
as (4) Class D, providing a new and additional classification
of intangible property as being all mortgages, deeds of trust
or other such instruments whereby liens are created upon real
property in Florida, whereof a Class C intangible tax has not
been theretofore fully paid, irrespective of the domicile or
residence of the owners of the obligations secured by such
instruments of lien, and changing present (4) Class D, to (5)
Class E, and renumbering present (5) and (6) to (6) and (7)
respectively; and by adding a subsection to section 199.11 to
be designated as (4) providing for a single two mill levy on such
new and additional classification, and providing that by vir-
tue of the benefit and protection accorded to the owners of,
or persons having or claiming interest in, such instruments of
lien, through the laws of Florida, such instruments of lien
shall not be entitled to record, or enforceable in any of the
courts of this State without payment of such tax, and chang-
ing present (4) to (5) and omitting present (5) relative to
adoption of constitutional amendment, and present (6) relative
to effective date, as having served their purpose, and changing
the tax on Class C from three mills to two mills, to conform
to the Constitution and amending Section 199.07, Florida
Statutes, 1941, to require reports from corporations and lim-
ited partnerships of stock holders and partners.

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

By Mr. Botts of Escambia-

H. B. No. 80-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act amending'
Section 550.16, Florida Statutes 1941, as amended by Chap-
ter 21,744, Laws of Florida Acts of 1943 and Chapter 22,589,
Laws of Florida Acts of 1945, and Chapter 25,257, Laws of
Florida Acts of 1949, relating to pari-mutuel pools authorized
within enclosure at dog race tracks and providing that dog
race tracks having an average daily pari-mutuel pool of less
than $23,000.00 for the preceding racing season, shall be per-
mitted to operate pari-mutuel wagering upon the payment of
a daily license fee of $500.00 and providing for the distribu-
tion of the proceeds from said license tax; repealing all laws
or parts of laws in conflict herewith and fixing the effective
date of this Act.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.



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By Mr. Sweeny of Volusia -
H. B. No. 81-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act author-
izing the City Commission of the City of DeLand, Florida,
to establish and create by ordinance, a pension annuity and
retirement system for any or all groups of officers and em-
ployees employed by said city; to provide benefits under in-
surance contracts issued by a carrier authorized to do business
in Florida; to provide for contribution to the costs thereof
on an actuarial basis; to provide for the manner in which
officers and employees may come under the operation of said
system; to provide for repayment to members leaving the
service of the city; to provide for contributions into said sys-
tem by the City of DeLand in an amount necessary to create
an adequate pension plan.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
81-X('49).
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.

CONSIDERATION OF MEASURES PREVIOUSLY OFFERED
FOR INTRODUCTION BUT NOT FORMALLY RECEIVED
PENDING DECISION UPON ADMISSIBILITY
The question recurred on the admissibility of House Bill
No. 57-X('49) within the purview of the Governor's Call.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the admissibility of House Bill
No. 57-X('49) within the purview of the Governor's Call, the
result was:



Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bryant
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton
Nays:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement



Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Haley
Hough
Keith
Luckie

Collins
Cook
Courtney
David
Douglas
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
MacWilliam



McClure
McMullen
Merchant
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Pooser

Mathis
McAlpin
McKendree
Melvin
Merritt
Okell
Papy
Pearce
Peeples
Roberts, J. P.
Roberts, Roy
Saunders. D. H



Rood
Slaughter
Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Thornal
Usina

Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Stockdale
Whitlock
Williams
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Mr. Smith of Seminole requested that he be recorded as
voting "nay".
Ayes-36.
Nays-48.
So the House determined that the bill does not come within
the purview of the Governor's Call.
Mr. Wise asked to be recorded present.
Mr. McClure requested the consent of the House for the
introduction of House Bill No. 57-X('49).
A roll call was ordered.
When the vote was taken on the request that the House



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Sept. 14, 1949



consent to the
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bryant
Burnsed
Copeland
Dekle
Dowda
Nays:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bronson
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Cook
Courtney



introduction of House Bill No. 57-X('49), the



Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Haley
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
McClure
McMullen
Merchant

David
Douglas
Fuqua
Heath
Hendry
Hethcox
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin



Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Parker
Pooser
Rood
Sellar
Simpson



Smith, M. B.
Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Thornal
Usina



McKendree Schuh
Melvin Shepperd
Okell Smith, L. W.
Papy Smith, W. A.
Patton Stockdale
Pearce Tapper
Peeples Whitlock
Phillips Williams
Roberts, J. P. Wise
Roberts, Roy Wotitzky
Saunders, D. H. Yeomans
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough



Ayes-41.
Nays-50.
So the request for consent to the introduction of House
Bill No. 57-X('49) was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote of
the House.
EXPLANATION OF VOTE
To add to my explanation of yesterday as to my vote on
House Bill No. 57, I would like to say that in voting to get
this bill before the House I have no intention of sticking
with the bill to the extent of a five per cent cut in schools and
many other of our departments; but I do honestly feel that
our legislature should reconsider certain items in the 1949
appropriations act and this means is our only possible chance
to do that. The appropriation may end up larger than it is
now since there are some departments actually needing more
money.
TIM M. SELLAR
Representative, Lake County

CONTINUATION OF INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS,
JOINT RESOLUTIONS, HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CON-
CURRENT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS
By Mr. Yeomans of Citrus-
H. B. No. 82-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing
the compensation of members of the Board of Public Instruc-
tion of Citrus County, State of Florida, and providing the time
of payment of such compensation.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
82-X('49).
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. Black and Whitlock of Alachua-
H. B. No. 83-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act desig-
nating and establishing a certain state road.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.



The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Public Roads.
By Mr. Pooser of Jackson-
House Concurrent Resolution No. 84-X('49)--
A RESOLUTION TO PROHIBIT LOBBYING BY ANY
PERSON WHO IS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, EITHER TEMPORARILY OR PERMANENTLY
EMPLOYED BY ANY DEPARTMENT OF THE STATE
GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING ATTACHES OF THE STATE
LEGISLATURE, AND PROVIDING FOR FORFEITURE OF
EMPLOYMENT AND ALL SALARY DUE ANY SUCH PERSON
UPON CONVICTION BY THE LEGISLATURE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENT-
ATIVES, THE SENATE CONCURRING, that any person in
the employ of the State of Florida, including regular and
temporary employees of the legislature, and all branches of
the state government, who shall attempt to influence any
member of the state legislature in any matter before the
legislature, or that might be subject to action by the state
legislature, or who shall engage in any form of lobbying
relative to any business before the said legislature, or any
committee thereof, shall forfeit any and all emoluments due
him by the State of Florida for salary or compensation for
services, and shall therewith be dismissed and discharged
upon conviction of such offense by either branch of the state
legislature.
The legislative committees on lobbying of the House of
Representatives or of the Senate shall hear the evidence and
render its decision hereunder against any employee of the
State or legislature accused of lobbying, and upon conviction
by majority vote, the Speaker of the House of Representatives,
or the President of the Senate, which of such bodies having
been offended, shall notify the comptroller of the State of
Florida, who shall withhold and deny to any such offender
1ll sums due him by the State of Florida, and shall order the
immediate dismissal and discharge of such person, be he an
employee of the state legislature, otherwise notify the head
of the state department employing such person requiring his
immediate severance from the employ of the State.
Any person discharged from his employment as provided
in this resolution, shall be barred from any future employ-
ment by the legislature or any department of the government
of the State of Florida for a period of one year.
Introduction of the concurrent resolution was agreed to by
a two-thirds vote of the House.
The concurrent resolution was read the first time by title,
and referred to the Committee on Rules and Calendar.
By Messrs. Okell, Lantaff and Stockdale of Dade-
H. J. R. No. 85-X('49)-Proposing to amend Article V
of the Constitution of the State of Florida relating to the
judicial department of the Government of the State of
Florida.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA:
The following amendment to Article V of the Constitution
of the State of Florida is hereby agreed to and shall be sub-
mitted to the electors of this State for ratification or rejec-
tion at the next general election to be held in the year 1950,
A. D., that is to say: A new section shall be added to said
Article V to be designated Section 16A, reading and providing
as follows:
Section 16A. When and as the business of the office of
the County Judge requires, in any county having a popula-
tion of more than one hundred and fifty thousand according
to the last census taken by the United States government,
the Legislature may provide for one additional County Judge
who shall be elected by the qualified electors of such county
at the time and places of voting for other county officers and
such additional County Judge shall hold his office for four
years, and his compensation shall be provided for by law, and
he shall have and exercise all the powers and perform all
the duties that are or may be provided or prescribed by the
Constitution or statutes for County Judges, and all laws relat-



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ing to the County Judge shall apply to said additional County
Judge.
Introduction of the joint resolution was agreed to by a two-
thirds vote of the House.
The joint resolution was read the first time in full and
referred to the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Messrs. McKendree of Nassau, Saunders of Clay, Carlton,
Luckie and Morgan of Duval-
H. B. No. 86-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing
the time for convening and holding the spring and fall terms
of Circuit Court in each of the counties of Clay, Nassau and
Duval, constituting the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida, and
repealing Section 26.25 Florida Statutes 1941 and all laws in
conflict therewith.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Local Government.
By Mr. Heath of Holmes-
H. B. No. 87-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act relating
to the compensation of the Clerks of the Circuit Courts for
services performed in suits or proceedings before the Circuit
Courts in all of the counties in the State of Florida, having
a population of more than 14,000 and less than 15,000 accord-
ing to the 1945 census of the State of Florida.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Local Government.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Mr. McMullen, Chairman of the Committee on Local Gov-
ernment, moved that the rules regarding the report of com-
mittees be waived and that House Bills Nos. 51-X('49) and
61-X('49) and Senate Bill No. 27-X(49) be placed on the
Calendar as favorably reported.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
Mr. Tapper moved that House Bills Nos. 39-X('49) and
40-X)'49) be withdrawn from the Committee on Finance and
Taxation and placed on the Calendar and be made a Special
and Continuing Order of Business for 11:00 o'clock September
15.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Bryant moved that the House do now adjourn.
A roll call was ordered.
When the vote was taken, the result was:



Douglas
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Haley
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.

Clement
Collins
Cook
Courtney
David
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson



Luckie
McAlpin
McClure
McKendree
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan

Johnson
Keith
Lantaff
MacWilliam
Mathis
McMullen
Melvin
Okell
Papy
Parker
Pearce



Nesmith
Odham
Patton
Pooser
Roberts, J. P.
Stewart
Surles
Sweeny
Wise

Peeples
Phillips
Roberts, Roy
Rood
Saunders, D. H.
Schuh
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Stockdale



Strayhorn Thornal Whitlock Wotitzky
Tapper Usina Williams Yeomans
Ayes-36.
Nays-52.
The motion to now adjourn was not agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion by Mr. Tapper that
House Bills Nos. 39-X('49) and 40-X('49) be withdrawn from
the Committee on Finance and Taxation and placed on the
Calendar and be made a Special and Continuing Order of Busi-
ness for 11:00 o'clock September 15.
Mr. Collins called for a division of the question.
Mr. Tapper moved that House Bill No. 39-X('49) be with-
drawn from the Committee on Finance and Taxation and
placed on the Calendar.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Mr. Tapper moved that House Bill No. 39-X('49) be set
as a Special and Continuing Order for Thursday, September
15, at 11:00 A. M.
A roll call was demanded.



When the v
Ayes:
Andrews
Beasley
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Cook
Courtney
David
Nays:
Allen
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bryant
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle
Ayes-54.
Nays-37.



ote was taken, the result was:



Douglas
Fuqua
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Lancaster, D.
Lantaff
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McMullen

Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Haley
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, H.
Luckie
McClure



Melvin Simpson
Okell Smith, L. W.
Papy Smith, M. B.
Patton Stockdale
Pearce Strayhorn
Peeples Tapper
Phillips Thornal
Roberts, J. P. Usina
Roberts, Roy Whitlock
Saunders, D. H. Williams
Saunders, S. D. Wotftzky
Schuh Yeomans
Seller
Shepherd



IcKendree
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Parker
Pooser



The motion was not agreed to.
Mr. Tapper moved that House Bill No.
drawn from the Committee on Finance
placed on the Calendar.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken, the result w
Ayes:
Andrews David McMullen
Beasley Dowda Melvin
Branch Fuqua Okell
Bridges Heath Papy
Bronson Henderson Patton
Burnsed Hendry Pearce
Burton Hethcox Peeples
Burwell Hough Phillips
Carlton Hudson Roberts, J.
Carraway Keith Roberts, Ro
Clement Lantaff Saunders,
Collins MacWilliam Saunders, k
Cook Mathis Schuh
Courtney McAlpin Sellar



Rood
3carborough
Stewart
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Wise







40-X('49) be witn-
and Taxation and



'as:



Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stockdale
Strayhorn
Tapper
Thornal
P. Usina
ly Whitlock
D. H.Williams
. D. Wise
Wotitzky



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Ayes:
Allen
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Botts
Bryant
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle
Nays:
Andrews
Beasley
Black
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway















Nays:
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Bryant
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle



Douglas
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Haley
Johnson
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Luckie



McClure
McKendree
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham



Parker
Pooser
Rood
Scarborough
Stewart
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Yeomans



Ayes-55.
Nays-36.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Mr. Tapper withdrew his motion that House Bill No.
40-X('49) be set as a Special and Continuing order for Thurs-
day, September 15, at 11:00 A. M.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and the House
now revert to the order of business of Introduction of House
bills, joint resolutions, House resolutions, concurrent resolu-
tions 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 Messrs. Simpson of Jefferson, Beasley of Walton, Stock-
dale and Lantaff of Dade, Fuqua of Manatee, Schuh and Clem-
ent of Pinellas, Strayhorn of Lee, Burwell and David of Brow-
ard, Williams of Hardee, Papy of Monroe. MacWilliam of In-
dian River, Hethcox of Lake, Bridges of Calhoun, Andrews
of Orange, Hendry of Okeechobee, Bronson of Osceola, Hud-
son of Washington, Heath of Holmes, Burnsed of Baker,
Saunders of St. Lucie, Saunders of Clay, Wotitzky of Charlotte,
Tapper of Gulf and McAlpin of Hamilton.
H. B. No. 88-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act relating
to taxation, levying and imposing an additional tax on gaso-
line or other like products of petroleum; providing for reports
of sales of such commodities to the Comptroller of the State
of Florida; providing that the gasoline inspection laws of
the State of Florida shall apply to this Act; prohibiting the
levy and collection by municipalities and other political sub-
divisions of gasoline taxes; providing for the purposes of such
tax and appropriating the same for the construction and
maintenance of public highways and rights of way therefore
designated State roads in the several counties, acquiring rights
of way for such roads or payment of bonded indebtedness
incurred from road and bridge purposes; prescribing the duties
of the several boards of county commissioners or other county
board having similar powers over roads and bridges and the
State Road Department; and allocating said taxes for public
highway use in the several counties; providing for the enforce-
ment of this Act and penalties for violation thereof. Repealing
all laws in conflict with this Act and particularly Chapter
25266, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1949, and providing for im-
pounding of the proceeds of the tax imposed in this Act in
the event of invalidity of the certain sections of this Act;
providing that this Act shall become effective October 1, 1949.
The above bill was offered for introduction and decision on
its admissibility was deferred until the next legislative day.
By Messrs. Simpson of Jefferson, Beasley of Walton, Stock-
dale and Lantaff of Dade, Fuqua of Manatee, Schuh and
Clement of Pinellas, Strayhorn of Lee, Burwell and David of
Broward, Williams of Hendry, Papy of Monroe, MacWilliam
of Indian River, Hethcox of Lake, Bridges of Calhoun, An-
drews of Orange, Hendry of Okeechobee, Bronson of Osceola,
Hudson of Washington, Heath of Holmes, Burnsed of Baker,
Saunders of St. Lucie, Saunders of Clay, Wotitzky of Charlotte,
Tapper of Gulf and McAlpin of Hamilton.
H. B. No. 89-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act designating
and declaring all public roads and bridges now in existence,
or which will be hereafter constructed or built, by the several
counties of the State of Florida to be general public projects
and undertakings and as State roads for the purpose of re-



Sept. 14, 1949



ceiving and participating in the benefits of the Act passed at
this session of the Legislature, imposing an additional tax
on gasoline or other like products of petroleum and designated
"Secondary Roads Assistance Act of 1949."
The above bill was offered for introduction and decision on
its admissibility was deferred until the next legislative day.
Mr. Beasley moved that the House do now reconsider the
votes by which House Bills No. 39-X('49) and 40-X('49) were
withdrawn from the Committee on Finance and Taxation and
placed on the Calendar.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Dowda called for division of question.
Mr. Beasley moved that the House do now reconsider the
vote by which House Bill No. 39-X('49) was withdrawn from
the Committee on Finance and Taxation and placed on the
Calendar.
Mr. Wotitzky moved that the motion by Mr. Beasley be
laid on the table.
The motion was agreed to, and motion to reconsider the vote
by which House Bill No. 39-X('49) was withdrawn from the
Committee on Finance and Taxation and placed on the Cal-
endar was laid on the table.
Mr. Beasley moved that the House do now reconsider the
vote by which House Bill No. 40-X('49) was withdrawn from
the Committee on Finance and Taxation and placed on the
Calendar.
Mr. Wotitzky moved that motion by Mr. Beasley be laid
on the table.
The motion was agreed to, and the motion to reconsider
the vote by which House Bill No. 40-X('49) was withdrawn
from the Committee on Finance and Taxation and placed
on the Calendar was laid on the table.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
September 13th, 1949.
Mr. Collins of Sarasota, Chairman of the Committee on
Constitutional Amendments, reports that the Committee has
carefully considered the following bill and recommends it pass:
House Joint Resolution No. 21-X('49)-A Joint Resolution
proposing the amendment of Section 11, Article 9, of the Con-
stitution of the State of Florida, relating to income tax, in-
heritance tax, and exemption for head of family; and pro-
viding for the removal of the income tax prohibition as to
persons having an income of over three thousand six hundred
dollars per annum.
And House Joint Resolution No. 21-X('49), contained in
the above report, was placed on the Calendar of Bills for
Second Reading.
September 14, 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
Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 36-X('49) pass.
H. B. No. 36-X('49)-A bill to be entitled an Act relating
to schools; providing for collection of tuition fees by the
several county boards of Public Instruction from non-residents
of Florida entering children in the public schools of Florida;
providing the manner of computing such fees; authorizing rules
and regulations for the administration of this Act; and appro-
priating monies collected.
The committee recommends the following Committee Sub-
stitute for House Bill No. 36-X('49):
By the Committee on Finance and Taxation-
Com. Sub. for H. B. 36-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act
relating to schools; providing for collection of tuition fees by
the several county boards of Public Instruction from non-
residents of Florida entering children in the public schools of
Florida; providing the manner of computing such fees; author-
izing rules and regulations for the administration of this Act;
and appropriating monies collected.



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And House Bill No. 36-X('49), contained in the above report,
together with committee substitute therefore, was placed on the
Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
September 14, 1949
Mr. Clement of Pinellas, Chairman of the Committee on
Rules and Calendar, reports that the committee has carefully
considered the following bills and recommends that they
not pass:
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 11-X('49)-That the Ex-
traordinary Session now convened shall consider no bills out-
side the Governor's Call contravening any of the provisions
of the 1947 School Foundation Law, as amended.
House Resolution No. 67-X('49)-A resolution requesting the
Finance and Taxation Committee of the House of Represent-
atives of the 1949 Extraordinary Session of the Legislature to
prepare certain tax measures for submission to the House of
Representatives.
And Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 11-X('49), contained
in the above report, was laid on the table under the rule.
And House Resolution No. 67-X('49), contained in the above
report, was laid on the table under the rule.
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 C. N. Robertson, my occu-
pation is Florida State Legislative Representative for and
that I am employed by and appear in the interest of Brother-
hood of Railway & Steamship Clerks, whose address is P. O.
Box 1531, Jacksonville, Florida, and for the following period
Duration of Special Session.
C. N. ROBERTSON
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 14th day of Sep-
tember A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
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, and that I am employed by and
appear in the interest of Tampa Wholesale Liquor Company,
whose address is 513 South Florida Avenue, Tampa, and for
the following period Duration of Special Session.
CHARLES F. BLAKE
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 14th day of Sep-
tember A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary.Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
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, and that I am employed by and



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appear in the interest of Tampa Utility Board, whose address
is Post Office Box 1395, Tampa, and for the following period
Duration of Special Session.
CHARLES F. BLAKE
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 14th day of Sep-
tember A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
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, and that I am employed by and
appear in the interest of REA Association of Florida, whose
address is Lake Placid, % Richard Archbold, and for the fol-
lowing period Legislative duration.
CHARLES F. BLAKE
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 14th day of Sep-
tember A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
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 Assistant Counsel and that I am employed by
and appear in the interest of Life Insurance Association of',
America, whose address is 165 Broadway, New York, and for
the following period Permanent employee.
JOHN J. NIETMANN, JR.
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 14th day of Sep-
tember A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
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 at Law and that I am employed by and ap-
pear in the interest of Florida State Theatres, whose address
is P. O. Box 1290, Jacksonville, Florida, and for the following
period Duration of Special Session-Permanent Employee.
LAMAR SARRA
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 14th day of Sep-
tember A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
Mr. Clement moved that the House now adjourn to recon-
vene at 10:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
Thereupon, at the hour of 12:51 P.M. the House stood
adjourned until 10:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.














EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES




Thursday, September 15, 1949



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



The roll was taken
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
Douglas
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Haley
Heath
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure



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



and the following Members were



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, J. P. Williams
Roberts, Roy Wise
Rood Wotitzky
Saunders, D. H. Yeomans
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough



offered by the Reverend J. L.



O God, we humbly beseech Thee to purify our hearts from
all worldly and sinful thoughts; that thus we may be prepar-
ed in our souls to worship and serve Thee this day accept-
ably, with reverence and godly fear.
O Lord, set our affections on things above and not on
things of the world, and give us grace to receive Thy Holy
Spirit into honest and good hearts, that we may bring forth
fruit with patience.
Hear us, O Lord God, for Christ's sake-Amen.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
Mr. Bryant asked that the Journal for Wednesday, Sep-
tember 14, be corrected to show that Mr. Tapper's motion
to set House Bill No. 39-X('49) as a Special and Continuing
Order had not been agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The Speaker directed that the correction be made.
Subsequently, it was determined from an examination of
the Chief Clerk's original journal that the printer had drop-
ped the word "not" from Line 21 of Column 2 on Page 45.
The printed Journal for Wednesday, September 14, as
corrected, was approved.
Mr. Bryant moved that House Bill No. 40-X('49) be made
a Special and Continuing Order of Business for 11:00 A.M.
Thursday, September 15.
Pending consideration thereof,



Mr. Clement offered a substitute motion to adopt the
report of the Committee on Rules and Calendar, which report
reads as follows:
September 14, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker, House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Sir:
Your Committee on Rules and Calendar recommends that
the House adopt as a Special and Continuing Order of Busi-
ness at 11:00 A.M., September 15, 1949, House Bill No. 39-X
and that immediately following disposition of House Bill No.
39-X set House Bill No. 40-X as a Special and Continuing
Order of Business.
In meeting assembled to consider the foregoing recom-
mendations the vote was as follows:
Ayes: Okell, Burwell, Wotitzky, Cook, Tapper, McMullen,
Sellar, Hough, Carraway, Hendry, Thornal, Bronson,
Smith, Shepperd, Papy, Saunders, Collins, Beasley,
Melvin, Carlton and Clement.
Nays: Luckie, Botts, Johnson, Bryant, Allen, NeSmith,
Bollinger and Black.
Respectfully submitted,
Archie Clement, Chairman
Committee on Rules & Calendar.
Pending consideration thereof,
Mr. Bryant moved to amend the substitute motion so that
it would provide that the House adopt the report of the
Committee on Rules and Calendar but with such report
amended so as to place House Bill No. 40-X('49) ahead of
House Bill No. 39-X('49) for consideration.
Pending consideration thereof,
Mr. Collins moved that the motion by Mr. Bryant to amend
the substitute motion be laid on the table.
A roll call was demanded.



When the
result was:
Ayes:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Nays:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Bollinger
Botts
Bryant



vote was taken on the motion by Mr. Collins, the



Clement
Collins
Cook
Courtney
David
Fuqua
Heath
Hendry
Hethcox
Hudson
Lantaff

Cobb
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle
Douglas



MacWillian
Mathis
McAlpin
McMullen
Melvin
Okell
Papy
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Roberts, Roy

Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Haley



Saunders, D. H.
Saunders, S. D.
Schuh
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Stockdale
Tapper
Whitlock
Williams
Wotftzky

Hough
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.



48












Sept. 15, 1949



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Patton
Pooser
Roberts, J. P.
Rood



Scarborough
Sellar
Slaughter
Smith, M. B.
Smith, W. A.
Stewart
Strayhorn



Summers
Surles
Thornal
Usina
Wise
Yeomans



Ayes-44.
Nays-47.
So the motion to lay on the table was not agreed to.

Mr. Beasley raised the point of order that would not the
substitute motion require a two-thirds' majority for adoption,
since the Chair previously had held such a majority was
necessary to set a bill as a Special and Continuing Order.
The Speaker held that a two-thirds' vote was necessary
when it was sought to establish a Special and Continuing
Order without reference of the bill in question to the Com-
mittee on Rules and Calendar. In the matter of the substitute
motion, the Speaker said only a simple majority was required
for the adoption of the report of the Committee on Rules and
Calendar and, therefore, the House could amend this report
by a like majority.
The question recurred on the motion to amend the sub-
stitute motion.

A roll call was demanded.



When the vote was taken on the motion to
stitute motion, the result was:



Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Haley
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, D
Lancaster, H.
Luckie
McAlpin
McClure

Cook
Courtney
David
Dowda
Fuqua
Heath
Hendry
Hethcox
Lantaff
MacWilliam



Mr. Papy requested that
to "nay."



McKendree
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Papy
Patton
Pooser
Rood
Scarborough



amend the sub-


Sellar
Slaughter
Smith, M. B.
Smith, W. A.
Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Thornal
Usina
Wise
Yeomans



Mathis Schuh
McMullen Shepperd
Melvin Simpson
Okell Smith, L. W.
Pearce Stockdale
Peeples Tapper
Phillips Whitlock
Roberts, Roy Williams
Saunders, D. H. Wotitzky
Saunders, S. D.
his vote be changed from "aye"



Ayes-51.
Nays-40.
So the motion to amend the substitute motion was agreed to.
The question recurred on the substitute motion, as amended.
A roll call was demanded.

When the vote was taken on the substitute motion, as
amended, the result was:



Burnsed
Burton
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle



Douglas
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Haley



Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.



Luckie
McClure
McKendree
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Nays:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bridges
Bronson
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Collins



Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Parker
Patton
Pooser
Rood



Cook
Courtney
David
Fuqua
Heath
Hendry
Hethcox
Lantaff
MacWilliam
Mathis



Scarborough
Sellar
Slaughter
Smith, M. B.
Smith, W. A.
Stewart
Strayhorn



49



Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Thornal
Usina
Wise
Yeomans



McAlpin Saunders, S. D.
McMullen Schuh
Melvin Shepperd
Okell Simpson
Papy Smith, L. W.
Pearce Stockdale
Peeples Tapper
Phillips Whitlock
Roberts, Roy Williams
Saunders, D. H. Wotitzky



Ayes-52.
Nays-40.
So the substitute motion, as amended, was agreed to, and
the House adopted the report of the Committee on Rules and
Calendar with House Bill No. 40-X('49) placed ahead of House
Bill No. 39-X('49) for consideration.
Mr. Clement moved that the House do now adjourn.
Pending consideration thereof,
Mr. Nesmith offered a substitute motion that the House
adjourn at 12:45 P. M.
Pending consideration thereof,
Mr. Clement moved to amend the substitute motion so that
the House would adjourn at 10:51 A. M.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion to amend the
substitute motion, the result was:



Ayes:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Nays:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Bollinger
Botts
Bryant
Burnsed
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle
Douglas
Dowda
Dunn
Ayes-44.
Nays-46.



Collins
Cook
Courtney
David
Fuqua
Heath
Hendry
Hethcox
Lancaster, D.
Lantaff
MacWilliam


Elliott
Frank
Haley
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, H.
Luckie
McClure
McKendree
Merchant



So the motion to amend
agreed to.



Mathis Saunders, S. D.
McAlpin Schuh
McMullen Shepperd
Melvin Simpson
Okell Smith, L. W.
Papy Smith, M. B.
Pearce Stockdale
Peeples Tapper
Phillips Whitlock
Roberts, Roy Williams
Saunders, D. H. Wotitzky



Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Patton
Pooser
Roberts, J. P.
Rood
Scarborough
Sellar



Slaughter
Smith, W. A.
Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Thornal
Usina
Wise
Yeomans



the substitute motion was not



The question recurred on the substitute motion to adjourn
at 12:45 P. M.
Mr. Nesmith withdrew the substitute motion.
The question recurred on the motion by Mr. Clement to now
adjourn.
Pending consideration thereof,



Luckie
McClure
McKendree
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody



Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle
Douglas
Nays:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bridges
Bronson
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Collins



Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bryant



.












JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Sept. 15, 1949



Mr. Bryant offered a substitute motion that the House
adjourn at 1:00 P. M.



When the
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Cobb
Collins
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle
Nays:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bridges
Bronson
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cook
Ayes-52.
Nays-40.



vote was taken on the substitute motion, the



Douglas
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Haley
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, H.
Luckie
McClure


Courtney
David
Fuqua
Heath
Hendry
Hethcox
Lancaster, D.
Lantaff
MacWilliam
Mathis



McKendree
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Parker
Patton
Pooser
Roberts, J. P.
Rood



Scarborough
Sellar
Slaughter
Smith, W. A.
Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Thornal
Usina
Wise
Yeomans
\y' r 1



McAlpin Schuh
Melvin Shepperd
Okell Simpson
Papy Smith, L. W.
Pearce Smith, M. B.
Peeples Stockdale
Phillips Tapper
Roberts, Roy Whitlock
Saunders, D. H. Williams
Saunders, S. D. Wotitzky



So the substitute motion that the House adjourn at 1:00
P. M. was agreed to.

COMMUNICATIONS
Mr. Henderson of Leon requested that he be excused from
attendance upon the Session today.
Without objection, it was so ordered.
September 14, 1949
The Hon. Perry Murray, Speaker
House of Representatives
The Capitol
Dear Mr. Speaker:
This letter has reference to a bill providing for the amend-
ment of Chapter 25342, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1949. The
original bill, passed during the recent regular session, had to
do with regulating the size, weight, equipment, etc., of certain
motor vehicles used on the highways of this state and it was
passed during the closing days of the session.
In the haste of preparing this bill, a provision amounting
to a saving clause allowing present equipment which does not
meet the specifications of this new law to be operated for the
life of said equipment was inadvertently left out of the bill
and the only thing this amendment does is to make a provision
for the use of this equipment which had already been pur-
chased, for the life of this equipment.
I think this is a good amendment and will save the citizens
of this state millions of dollars, because they had purchased
equipment which met the specifications of the old law and
therefore should be given an opportunity to use that equip-
ment for the life of it.
Sincerely yours,
RICHARD W. ERVIN
Attorney General

Mr. Luckie asked unanimous consent for the introduction
and consideration at this time of a bill embodying the fore-
going recommendation of the Attorney General.
Without objection, it was so ordered.



By Mr. Luckie of Duval-
H. B. No. 90-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 27, Chapter 25342, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1949,
which regulates the size, weight and equipment of certain
motor vehicles using the highways of this state, so as to
permit the operation upon such highways of certain vehicles,
which may not be in conformity of said Act, for a certain
period of time.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
The bill was read the first time by title.

Mr. Luckie moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 90-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 90-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Luckie moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 90-X('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. 90-X('49) was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:

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



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



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



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



Mr. Whitlock asked to be recorded voting "aye."
Ayes-84.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
The hour of 11:00 A. M. having arrived, the House took up
the Special and Continuing Order Calendar.

CONSIDERATION OF THE SPECIAL AND CONTINUING
ORDER
By Messrs. Simpson of Jefferson, Beasley of Walton, Stock-
dale and Lantaff of Dade, Fuqua of Manatee, Schuh and
Clement of Pinellas, Strayhorn of Lee, Burwell and David of
Broward, Williams of Hardee, Papy of Monroe, MacWilliam of
Indian River, Hethcox of Lake, Bridges of Calhoun, Andrews
of Orange, Hendry of Okeechobee, Bronson of Osceola, Hudson
of Washington, Heath of Holmes, Burnsed of Baker, Saunders
of St. Lucie, Saunders of Clay, Wotitzky of Charlotte, Tapper
of Gulf and Collins of Sarasota.
H. B. No. 40-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to define
certain additional privileges, and to levy and provide for the
collection of privilege taxes upon sales of personal property,
upon admissions and upon rentals of real and personal
property; providing for certain exemptions; to define certain
words and terms used in this Act; to provide for the creation
and enforcement of liens upon real and personal property of



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persons liable for the payment of such taxes; to authorize the
promulgation of rules and regulations for the administration
and enforcement of this Act; to appropriate monies derived
from such taxes and to direct the payment of such monies
derived from such taxes to the general revenue fund of the
State of Florida, to the cost of administration and enforcement
of this Act and to provide for impounding any surplus revenue;
to provide for the operation of this Act in the event certain
provisions herein shall be held invalid; providing for an
effective date; to provide penalties for the violation of this
Act; and repealing Sections 204.03 and 204.04, Florida Statutes,
1941, and conflicting laws.
-was taken up.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 40-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 40-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Amendment No. 1-
Mr. Luckie of Duval, offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 40-X('49):
In Section 8, line 7, of the bill, (Page 22), after the word
"Products" insert the following "Bakery products."
Mr. Luckie moved the adoption of Amendment No. 1.
Pending consideration thereof,
Substitute for Amendment No. 1-
Mr. Shepperd of St. Johns, offered the following Substitute
for Amendment No. 1 to House Bill No. 40-X('49):
Strike Section 8 of the bill and insert in lieu thereof the
following:
Section 8. That the sale at retail, the use, the consump-
tion, the distribution, and the storage to be used or con-
sumed in this State, of the following tangible personal prop-
erty, is hereby specifically exempt from the tax imposed by
this Act:
Fresh meats.
Cured meats not otherwise processed.
Fresh fruit and fruit juices.
Fresh vegetables.
Grits.
Eggs.
Meal.
Baking powder.
Soda.
Flour.
Salt.
Pepper.
Milk.
Coffee.
Tea.
Lard and shortening.
Oleo margarine.
Butter.
Bakery products.
Fish.
Cocoa.
Cigarettes.
Alcoholic beverages.
Beer.
Ice.
Water (not to include, however, mineral water or car-
bonated water, or any water put up in bottles, jugs, or other
containers).
Newspapers.
School books and school lunches.
Motor fuel.



Sept. 15, 1949



Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Cook
Nays:
Allen
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Bryant
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle
Dowda
Dunn



Courtney
David
Douglas
Fuqua
Heath
Hendry
Hethcox
Keith
Lantaff
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McMullen


Elliott
Frank
Haley
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Luckie
McClure
McKendree



Melvin
Okell
Papy
Parker
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Roberts, J. P.
Roberts, Roy
Saunders, D. H
Saunders, S. D.
Schuh
Shepperd


Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Patton
Pooser
Rood
Scarborough



Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Stockdale
Sweeny
Tapper
Thornal
Whitlock
Williams
Wotitzky
.Yeomans




Sellar
Slaughter
Smith, M. B.
Smith, W. A.
Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Usina



Ayes-49.
Nays-42.
The motion was agreed to.
Thereupon, at 11:23 A.M. the House stood in recess until
11:35 A.M.
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 11:35
A.M.

The question recurred on the motion by Mr. Shepperd to
adopt the substitute for Amendment No. 1.
Pending consideration thereof,

Amendment to the Substitute for Amendment No. 1.

Mr. Beasley of Walton, offered the following amendment
to the Substitute for Amendment No. 1 to House Bill No.
40-X('49).
Strike Section 8 of the bill and insert in lieu thereof the
following:

"Section 8. That the sale at retail, the use, the consump-
tion, the distribution, and the storage to be used or con-
sumed in this State, of the following tangible personal prop-
erty, is hereby specifically exempt from the tax imposed
by this Act:
Fresh meats.
Cured meats not otherwise processed.
Fresh fruit and fruit juices.
Fresh vegetables.



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Also exempt are professional insurance or personal service
transactions which involve sales as inconsequential elements
for which no separate charge is made, and likewise exempted
are all sales made to or by the United States of America, the
State of Florida, or any county or municipality within the
State and all sales made to or by any governmental unit,
State or Federal.

Mr. Shepperd moved the adoption of Substitute for Amend-
ment No. 1.
Pending consideration thereof,

Mr. Beasley moved that the House do now stand in recess
until 11:35 A.M. today.
A roll call was demanded.

When the vote was taken, the result was:
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Sugar
Syrup
Poultry
Soap and soap powders and
detergents
Fuel Oil
Caskets
Irish and Sweet potatoes
Frozen foods
Baby foods
Dried or cured vegetables and
Fruits
Honey
Citrus, fresh and processed



Water (not to include, however, mineral water or carbonat-
ed water, or any water put up in bottles, jugs, or other con-
tainers).
Newspapers
School books and school lunches.
Motor fuel.
Also exempt are professional, insurance or personal service
transactions which involve sales as inconsequential elements
for which no separate charge is made ,and likewise exempted
are all sales made to or by the United States of America,
the State of Florida, or any county or municipality within
the State and all sales made to or by any governmental
unit, State or Federal.
Medicine compounded in a retail establishment by phar-
macists licensed by the State of Florida according to an
individual prescription or prescriptions and refills written
by a practitioner of the healing arts licensed by the State of
Florida, or a sister State, and common household medicinal
remedies recommended and generally sold for the relief of pain,
ailment, distress or disorder of the human body, according
to a list prescribed, and approved by the State Board of
Health, which said list shall be certified to the Comptroller
and from time to time be included in the rules and regulations
promulgated by the comptroller.
Mr. Beasley moved the adoption of the amendment to
the Substitute for Amendment No. 1.
Pending consideration thereof,
Mr. Clement moved that the House do now adjourn.
Pending consideration thereof-
Mr. Bryant offered a substitute motion that the House do
not adjourn until the final vote is taken on House Bill
No. 40-X('49).



A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken,



Ayes:
Allen
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Bryant
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Nays:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bridges



Elliott
Frank
Haley
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, H.
Luckie
McClure
McKendree

Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell



the result was:



McMullen
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Parker
Pooser
Rood

Carraway
Clement
Collins
Cook



Scarborough
Sellar
Slaughter
Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Usina
Yeomans


Courtney
David
Douglas
Fuqua



Heath
Hendry
Hethcox
Lancaster, D.
Lantaff
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
Ayes-43.



Melvin
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Roberts, J. P.



Roberts, Roy Smith, W. A.
Saunders, D. H. Stockdale
Saunders, S. D. Tapper
Schuh Thornal
Shepperd Whitlock
Simpson Williams
Smith, L. W. Wise
Smith, M. B. Wotitzky



Grits
Eggs
Meal
Baking powder
Soda
Flour
Salt
Pepper
Milk
Coffee
Tea
Lard and Shortening
Oleo margarine

Butter
Bakery Products
Fish and other seafoods
Cocoa
Cigarettes
Alcoholic Beverages
Beer
Ice



Ayes:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Nays:
Allen
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Bryant
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Mr. Lantaff



Cook
Courtney
David
Douglas
Fuqua
Heath
Hendry
Hethcox
Lancaster, D.
Mathis
McAlpin

Frank
Haley
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, H.
Luckie
MacWilliam
McClure
McKendree
Merchant



Melvin Shepperd
Okell Simpson
Papy Smith, L. W.
Patton Smith, M. B.
Pearce Stockdale
Peeples Tapper
Roberts, J. P. Whitlock
Roberts, Roy Williams
Saunders, D. H. Wotitzky
Saunders, S. D.
Schuh



Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Parker
Pooser
Rood
Scarborough
Sellar
Slaughter



Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Thornal
Usina
Wise
Yeomans



asked to be recorded as voting "aye".



Mr. MacWilliam asked to be recorded as voting "aye".
Ayes-44.
Nays-44.
Under Rule 2, Section 5, the Speaker voted, asking to be
recorded as "nay".
Ayes-44.
Nays-45.
So the motion that the House now adjourn was not agreed to.
Mr. Bryant moved the previous question on the motion to
adopt Mr. Beasley's amendment to the Substitute for Amend-
ment No. 1 to House Bill No. 40-X('49).
The motion to the previous question was agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion to adopt Mr. Beasley's
amendment to the Substitute for Amendment No. 1.
Pending consideration thereof,
Mr. Nesmith moved that the House do now adjourn, to
reconvene at 10:00 A. M. Monday.
A roll call was ordered.
When the vote was taken on the motion, the result was:
Ayes:
Bedenbaugh Copeland Dunn Johnson
Botts Douglas Hendry McClure
Burton Dowda Hough Merritt



Nays-48.
So the substitute motion was not agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion by Mr. Clement that
the House do now adjourn.
A roll call was ordered.

When the vote was taken, the result was:












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Monahan Roberts, Roy Strayhorn
Nesmith Saunders, S. D. Summers
Odham Stewart Sweeny
Nays:
Allen Dayton McMullen Schuh
Andrews Dekle Melvin Sellar
Beasley Elliott Merchant Shepperd
Black Frank Moody Simpson
Bollinger Fuqua Morgan Slaughter
Branch Heath Okell Smith, L. W.
Bridges Hethcox Papy Smith, W. A.
Bronson Hudson Parker Stockdale
Bryant Keith Patton Tapper
Burnsed Lancaster, D. Pearce Thornal
Burwell Lancaster, H. Peeples Usina
Carraway Lantaff Phillips Whitlock
Clement Luckie Pooser Williams
Collins MacWilliam Roberts, J. P. Wise
Cook Mathis Rood Wotitzky
Courtney McAlpin Saunders, D. H. Yeomans
David McKendree Scarborough
Ayes-21.
Nays-67.
The motion was not agreed to.
Mr. Beasley moved that the House do now adjourn.
A roll call was ordered.
When the vote was taken, the result was:



Ayes:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Nays:
Allen
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Bryant
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle
Dowda
Dunn



Cook
Courtney
David
Douglas
Fuqua
Heath
Hendry
Hethcox
Hudson
Lancaster, D.
Lantaff
MacWilliam

Elliott
Frank
Haley
Hough
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, H.
Luckie
McClure
McKendree
Merchant



Mathis
McAlpin
McMullen
Melvin
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Roberts, J. P.
Roberts, Roy

Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Parker
Pooser
Rood
Scarborough
Sellar



Saunders, S. D.
Schuh
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, W. A.
Stockdale
Tapper
Whitlock
Williams
Wotitzky


Slaughter
Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Thornal
Usina
Wise
Yeomans



Ayes-47.
Nays-43.
The motion that the House do now adjourn was agreed to.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following messages from the Senate were received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 15, 1949
The Honorable Perry E. 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-
H. B. No. 16-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act author-
izing Boards of County Commissioners in all counties of the
State of Florida having more than 10,900 and less than 11,100



53



population according to the last preceding State Census, to
purchase not more than eight voting machines for use in all
elections; making the use of such voting machines valid; pro-
viding that such voting machines and the use thereof shall
be in accordance with provisions of law now in effect and pro-
viding an effective date for this Act.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bill No. 16-X('49) contained in the above mes-
sage, was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.

SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 15, 1949
The Honorable Perry E. 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-
H. B. No. 31-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Section 2 of Chapter 23373, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of
1945, entitled, "An Act creating the Utility Board of the City
of Key West, Florida to manage, operate, maintain, extend,
improve and control the Municipal Electric Utility owned by
the City of Key West: appointing the first members of said
Board and fixing their terms of office; providing for the ap-
pointment and terms of office of subsequent members of said
Board, providing that the Mayor shall be a member of said
Board; prescribing its jurisdiction, powers, functions, author-
ity, franchises, duties and privileges; and declaring the Leg-
islative intention that said Act shall not be deemed repealed
by an Act passed at the Regular Session of the Legislature in
1945 unless specific reference is made to said Act for such
purposes", by appointing new members of said board and
fixing their terms of office.

Proof of Publication attached to above bill.
Also-
H. B. No. 52-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to au-
thorize and empower the Judge of the Municipal Court of
Greenville to issue search warrants in aid of the enforce-
ment of ordinances of said city to be executed within the
limits of said city; to regulate their issuance, service and
return.
Proof of Publication attached to above bill.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bill No. 31-X('49) contained in the above mes-
sage, was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.
And House Bill No. 52-X('49) contained in the above mes-
sage, was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 15, 1949
The Honorable Perry E. 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-
H. B. No. 27-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to Amend
Section 2A of Chapter 10754 Laws of Florida, As Passed in
1925 Regular Session of the Florida Legislature, and Approved
June 8, 1925, as Amended by Chapter 14172, Special Acts of
1929 Legislature of Florida, and as Changed or Altered by
Subsequent Legislative Acts and/or Amendments of said 1925
Act, Including Chapter 21334 Special Acts of the 1941 and
The 1949 Special Acts at the Regular Session of the Legisla-
ture of the State of Florida, Relating to the Creation and
Establishment of the City of Lakeland, Florida; Describing



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the Territorial Boundaries of said City; Including Certain
Lands into the Territorial Jurisdiction of the said City.
Proof of Publication attached to above bill.
Also-
H. B. No. 28-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act authoriz-
ing the City of Lakeland, Florida, to Further Regulate the
Transportation of Persons and Property for Hire on the
Streets of Said City, Authorizing the City to Limit the number
of Automobile Taxicabs operating Therein and to Grant for a
Valuable Consideration two or More Franchises, including
Exclusive Franchises to Different Persons, Firms or Corpora-
tions for the Use of the Streets of Said City for the Operation
of a Taxicab Business upon such Terms and Conditions and
Under Such Regulations as May Be Imposed by the City
Commission of Said City and Authorizing The City to Estab-
lish and Regulate the Rates and Charges Required by Taxi-
cabs for the Transportation of persons and their Baggage
over the Streets of Said City and To Establish Minimum and
Maximum Charges for Such Services.
Proof of Publication attached to above bill.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bill No. 27-X('49) contained in the above mes-
sage, was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.
And House Bill No. 28-X('49) contained in the above mes-
sage, was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 15, 1949
The Honorable Perry E. 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-
H. B. No. 29-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act amend-
ing Section 4 of Chapter 25440, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1949, changing the effective date of this Act which relates
to the common boundary line between Pasco and Polk coun-
ties, and providing that Pasco county shall assess, levy and
collect all ad valorem taxes for the year 1949 on the property
herein transferred from Pasco County to Polk County.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bill No. 29-X('49) contained in the above mes-
sage was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
September 15, 1949.
Mr. Simpson of Jefferson, Chairman of the Committee on
Finance and Taxation, reports that the Committee has care-
fully considered the following bills and recommends they pass'.
H. C. R. No. 53-X('49)-A concurrent resolution making
application to the Congress of the United States for the calling
of a convention to propose an amendment to the Constitution
of the United States.
H. B. No. 79-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Sections 199.02 and 199.11, 1947 Supplement, Florida Statutes
1941, by adding a subsection to Section 199.02, to be desig-
nated as (4) Class D, providing a new and additional classi-
fication of intangible property as being all mortgages, deeds
of trust or other such instruments whereby liens are created
upon real property in Florida, whereof a Class C intangible
tax has not been theretofore fully paid, irrespective of the
domicile or residence of the owners of the obligations secured
by such instruments of lien, and changing present (4) Class
D, to (5) Class E, and renumbering present (5) and (6) to
(6) and (7) respectively; and by adding a subsection to sec-
tion 199.11 to be designated as (4) providing for a single two



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mill levy on such new and additional classification, and pro-
viding that by virtue of the benefit and protection accorded
to the owners of, or persons having or claiming interest in,
such instruments of lien, through the laws of Florida, such
instruments of lien shall not be entitled to record, or en-
forceable in any of the courts of this State without pay-
ment of such tax, and changing present (4) to (5) and omit-
ting present (5) relative to adoption of constitutional amend-
ment, and present (6) relative to effective date, as having
served their purpose, and changing the tax on Class C from
three mills to two mills, to conform to the Constitution and
amending Section 199.07, Florida Statutes, 1941, to require
reports from corporations and limited partnerships of stock
holders and partners.
H. B. No. 80-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 550.16, Florida Statutes 1941, as amended by Chapter
21,744, Laws of Florida Acts of 1943 and Chapter 22,589, Laws
of Florida Acts of 1945, and Chapter 25,257, Laws of Florida
Acts of 1949, relating to pari-mutuel pools and authorized
within enclosure at dog race tracks and providing that dog
race tracks having an average daily pari-mutuel pool of less
than $23,000.00 for the preceding racing season, shall be per-
mitted to operate pari-mutuel wagering upon the payment
of a daily license fee of $500.00 and providing for the dis-
tribution of the proceeds from said license tax; repealing all
laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith and fixing the
effective date of this Act.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 53-X('49), contained
in the above report, was placed on the Calendar of Resolutions.
And House Bills Nos. 79-X('49) and 80-X('49), contained in
the above report, were placed on the Calendar of Bills for
Second Reading.
September 15th, 1949.
Mr. Elliott of Palm Beach, Chairman of the Committee on
Drainage and Water Control, reports that the Committee has
carefully considered the following bill and recommends it pass:
H. B. No. 64-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
special taxing districts created for the purpose of protecting
land within said districts from damage by erosion, storms,
tidal waves and currents, or high waters, and for the public
benefit, by Special Acts of the Legislature, to determine, assess,
levy and collect a uniform tax upon the real property located
within said districts for the purpose of paying the expenses
incident to organizing said districts, making surveys, assess-
ing benefits and damages, and the administrative costs and
expenses of said districts for a period of two years from the
creation of any such districts, when notice of intention to
determine, assess and levy such tax has been mailed by the
governing board of such district to each property owner
owning lands in such district, not less than fourteen days
prior to the date upon which said governing boards of such
district shall meet for the purpose of determining, assessing
and levying such uniform tax; and providing that notice of
such meeting of such governing board shall be published in
a newspaper of general circulation published in the county in
which such district may be located, once each week for two
consecutive weeks prior to the date of such meeting of such
board for said purposes; and ratifying and approving any
such uniform tax determined, assessed and levied by said
districts for said purposes herein and when the publication of
such notice has been instituted prior to the passage of this
Act and completed after it becomes a law, or has heretofore
been published in a newspaper as herein prescribed: repealing
all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith and prescrib-
ing the effective date of this Act.
And House Bill No. 64-X('49) contained in the above re-
port, was placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
September 15, 1949
Mr. Clement of Pinellas, Chairman of the Committee on
Rules and Calendar, reports that the Committee has carefully
considered the following resolution and recommends that it
pass as amended:
House Resolution No. 37-X('49)-A resolution creating an
interim committee of the House of Representatives consisting
of three members to be appointed by the Speaker, to be known
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Procedures of State Agencies; authorizing and directing said
committee to inquire into and investigate all state agencies
Including offices, boards, bureaus, commissions and institu-
tions, for the purpose of determining, whether such agencies
are operating as required by law, whether any such agencies
are expending funds or engaging in activities beyond the intent
or limitations of law, whether any agencies are engaged in
over-lapping activities and whether any such agencies or any
of their activities or expenditures could be terminated without
being detrimental to the public interest and whether any
agencies or their activities could be combined or merged to
provide a more economical and efficient operation; authorizing
said committee to inspect any record, document or other paper
of any state agency, to subpoena witnesses, and to examine the
foregoing by either the committee or an examiner appointed
by the committee, and to cite for contempt; requiring all state
officers and employees to make available to said committee or
its examiner all records, documents or other papers and in-
formation that may be requested by said committee; author-
izing said committee to make use of any appropriation or other
funds which may be available to pay costs and expenses of
interim committees; and directing the said committee to make
a report of its findings and recommendations to the House of
Representatives at the 1951 Regular Session of the Florida
State Legislature.
Which amendments read as follows:
Amendment No. 1-
Strike out Section 3 and insert the following in lieu thereof:
Section 3. It shall be the duty of the committee to study,
inquire into and investigate all institutions under the Board
of Control; and such other agencies, which term shall include
and mean all State offices, boards, bureaus, commissions and
institutions, as may be determined by the Legislative Reference
Bureau, other than institutions under the Board of Control.
Amendment No. 2-
Strike out Section 4 and insert the following in lieu thereof:
Section 4. The committee shall have such powers of investi-
gation and to subpoena witnesses as is possessed by the Legis-
lative Reference Bureau.
Amendment No. 3-
Strike out Sections 5 and 6 and renumber Section 7 to
read Section 5.
Amendment No. 4-
In the Title, line 6, strike out everything after the word
"investigate" and insert the following in lieu thereof:
All institutions under the Board of Control; and such other
agencies, which term shall include and mean all state offices,
boards, bureaus, commissions and institutions, as may be
determined by the Legislative Reference Bureau, other than
institutions under the Board of Control; granting such powers
of investigation and subpoena of witnesses as is possessed by
the Legislative Reference Bureau; and directing the said
committee to make a report of its findings and recommenda-
tions to the House of Representatives at the 1951 Regular
Session of the Florida State Legislature.

Amendment No. 5-
In the Title, lines 2 and 3, strike out the words: "three
members to be appointed by the Speaker", and insert the
following in lieu thereof: "Archie Clement, Bryant G. Patton
and R. Bob Burnsed".
Amendment No. 6-
In Section 2, lines 1 and 2 of the Resolution, strike out the
words: "three members to be appointed by the Speaker of the
House of Representatives" and insert the following in lieu
thereof: "Archie Clement, Bryant G. Patton and R. Bob
Burnsed".



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E OF REPRESENTATIVES 55

And House Resolution No. 37-X('49), contained in the above
report, together with Committee amendments thereto, was
placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
September 15, 1949
Mr. Nesmith of Wakulla, Chairman of the Committee on
Public Roads, reports that the Committee has carefully con-
sidered the following bill and recommends it pass:
H. B. No. 83-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act designating
and establishing a certain State Road.
And House Bill No. 83-X('49), contained in the above report,
was placed on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
ENROLLING REPORTS
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Sir:
Your Enrolling Clerk to whom was referred-
S. B. No. 14-X(49)
S. B. No. 24-X('49)
-begs leave to report same have 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 September 15, 1949, for his
approval.
Very respectfully,
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Enrolling Clerk ex officio as
Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives
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 J. M. Butler, my occupa-
tion is Public Relations, and that I am employed by and appear
in the interest of Eli Witt Cigar Company, whose address is
325 E. Second Ave., Gainesville, Fla., and for the following
period Duration of Extra Session.
J. M. BUTLER
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 15th day of Sept-
tember A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
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 occu-
pation is Executive Vice President, and that I am employed
by and appear in the interest of The Associated Industries of
Fla., Inc., whose address is 725 Graham Bldg., Jacksonville,
Fla., and for the following period Duration of Special Session.
TED D. BAYLEY
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 15th day of Sept-
tember A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
At the hour of 12:11 P. M. the House stood adjourned until
10:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.














EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES




Friday, September 16, 1949



The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10:00
A. M.
The roll was taken and the following Members were re-
corded present:



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



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



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



offered by the Reverend J. L.



O Lord, we are here again this morning as spared monu-
ments to Thy great mercy and infinite love and eternal pa-
tience. We thank Thee for this another day, and help us to
use it unselfishly and to the Glory of the God above.
We need wisdom from above for we are not sufficient within
ourselves to solve the complex problems that are before this
Legislature.
O God, help each one of us to realize our need of Divine
guidance, lest we become lost in the wilderness of sin and
confusion.
May these good men who are responsible for what may or
may not be done here seek the helping hand of God that
they may find a common path and walk in it. For Christ's
sake-Amen.
CORRECTIONS OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Thursday, September 15, was ordered cor-
rected as follows:
On Page 53, Column 1, Line 3 counting from top of the
page, strike out "Surles".
The Journal for Thursday, September 15, as corrected, was
approved.
Mr. Patton asked unanimous consent to now take up and
consider House Resolution No. 37-X('49) which had been
reported favorably, as amended, by the Committee on Rules
and Calendar.
Without objection, it was so ordered.



By Mr. Patton of Franklin-
House Resolution No. 37-X('49)-A Resolution creating an
interim committee of the House of Representatives consisting
of three members to be appointed by the Speaker, to be
known as the House Committee to study and investigate
practices and procedures of State agencies; authorizing and
directing said committee to inquire into and investigate all
State agencies including offices, boards, bureaus, commis-
sions and institutions, for the purpose of determining, whether
such agencies are operating as required by law, whether any
such agencies are expending funds or engaging in activities
beyond the intent or limitations of law, whether any agen-
cies are engaged in over-lapping activities and whether any
such agencies or any of their activities or expenditures could
be terminated without being detrimental to the public interest
and whether any agencies or their activities could be com-
bined or merged to provide a more economical and efficient
operation; authorizing said committee to inspect any record,
document or other paper of any State agency, to subpoena
witnesses, and to examine the foregoing by either the com-
mittee or an examiner appointed by the committee, and to
cite for contempt; requiring all State officers and employees
to make available to said committee or its examiner all rec-
ords, documents or other papers and information that may
be requested by said committee; authorizing said committee to
make use of any appropriation or other funds which may be
available to pay costs and expenses of interim committees;
and directing the said committee to make a report of its
findings and recommendations to the House of Representa-
tives at the 1951 regular -session of the Florida State Legis-
lature.
WHEREAS, matters came to the attention of the House of
Representatives during the 1949 regular session of the Florida
State Legislature and to members of the House since the ad-
journment of said regular session which indicate that some
State offices, boards, bureaus, commissions and institutions
are possibly operating or carrying on activities beyond the
scope and intent of law and are expending public funds in a
manner that is not consistent with good business practices
and economy and for purposes not intended by law, and that
some of such agencies are engaging in practices and activi-
ties that over-lap or that could be confined to one agency, and
that some agencies could possibly be eliminated entirely with-
out being detrimental to the public interest, NOW, THERE-
FORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Section 1. That an Interim Committee of the House of
Representatives of the Florida State Legislature to be known
as the "HOUSE COMMITTEE TO STUDY AND INVESTI-
GATE PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES OF STATE AGEN-
CIES", is hereby created; and committee may also be called
the "HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE AGENCIES".
Section 2. The committee shall consist of three members
to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representa-
tives; the committee shall elect its own chairman; the com-
mittee shall function and perform its duties during the interim
period between adoption of this resolution and the convening
of the 1951 regular session.
Section 3. It shall be the duty of the committee to study,
inquire into and investigate all State agencies, which term shall



56



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












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include and mean all State offices, boards, bureaus, com-
missions and institutions, for the purpose of determining,
whether such agencies are operating as required by law,
whether any such agencies are expending funds or engaging
in activities beyond the intent or limitations of law, whether
any agencies are engaged in over-lapping activities and
whether any such agencies or any of their activities or ex-
penditures could be terminated without being detrimental to
the public interest and whether any agencies or their activi-
ties could be combined or merged to provide a more economical
and efficient operation.
Section 4. The committee is authorized to inspect any
record, document or other paper of any State agency, to
subpoena witnesses, and to examine the foregoing either by
the committee or an examiner appointed by the committee,
and is authorized to cite for contempt.
Section 5. All State officers and employees shall make
available to the committee or its examiner all records, docu-
ments or other papers and information that may be requested
by the committee.
Section 6. The committee is authorized to make use of any
appropriation or other funds which may be available to pay
costs and expenses of interim committees, and to employ
such help as may be found to be necessary.
Section 7. The committee is directed to make a report of
its findings and recommendations to the House of Representa-
tives at the 1951 regular session of the Florida State Legisla-
ture.
-was taken up.
Mr. Patton moved that the resolution be read a second
time.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and the
resolution was read a second time.
Amendment No. 1-
The Committee on Rules and Calendar offered the following
amendment to House Resolution No. 37-X('49):
Strike out Section 3 and insert the following in lieu thereof:
"Section 3. It shall be the duty of the committee to study,
inquire into and investigate all institutions under the Board of
Control; and such other agencies, which term shall include
and mean all State offices, boards, bureaus, commissions and
institutions, as may be determined by the Legislative Reference
Bureau, other than institutions under the Board of Control."
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of Amendment No. 1.
The motion was agreed to, and Amendment No. 1 was
adopted by a two-thirds vote.
Amendment No. 2-
The Committee on Rules and Calendar offered the following
amendment to House Resolution No. 37-X('49):
Strike out Section 4 and insert the following in lieu thereof:
"Section 4. The committee shall have such powers of in-
vestigation and to subpoena witnesses as is possessed by the
Legislative Reference Bureau."

Mr. Clement moved the adoption of Amendment No. 2.
The motion was agreed to, and Amendment No. 2 was
adopted by a two-thirds vote.
Amendment No. 3-
The Committee on Rules and Calendar offered the following
amendment to House Resolution No. 37-X('49):
Strike out Sections 5 and 6 and renumber "Section 7" to
read "Section 5".

Mr. Clement moved the adoption of Amendment No. 3.
The motion was agreed to, and Amendment No. 3 was
adopted by a two-thirds vote.



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E OF REPRESENTATIVES 57

Amendment No. 4-
The Committee on Rules and Calendar offered the following
amendment to House Resolution No. 37-X('49):
In Title, line 6, strike out everything after the word "in-
vestigate" and insert the following in lieu thereof: "All insti-
tutions under the Board of Control; and such other agencies,
Which term shall include and mean all state offices, boards,
bureaus, commissions and institutions, as may be determined
by the Legislative Reference Bureau, other than institutions
under the Board of Control; granting such powers of investi-
gation and subpoena of witnesses as is possessed by the Legis-
lative Reference Bureau; and directing the said committee to
make a report of its findings and recommendations to the
House of Representatives at the 1951 Regular Session of the
Florida State Legislature."
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of Amendment No. 4.
The motion was agreed to, and Amendment No. 4 was
adopted by a two-thirds vote.
Amendment No. 5-
Mr. Collins of Sarasota offered the following amendment to
House Resolution No. 37-X('49):
Strike out the words "three Members" wherever they appear
in the resolution and in the title and insert in lieu thereof:
"five Members".
Mr. Collins moved the adoption of Amendment No. 5.
The motion was agreed to, and Amendment No. 5 was
adopted by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Patton moved the adoption of the resolution, as
amended.
The motion was agreed to. House Resolution No. 37-X('49),
as amended, was adopted by a two-thirds vote, and was referred
to the Chief Clerk for engrossment.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Speaker announced that under House Resolution No.
37-X('49) the following committee had been appointed:
Messrs. Patton, Chairman; Clement, Burnsed, Bollinger and
Smith of Polk.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived aid the House
now take up and consider the Calendar of Local Bills.
Pending consideration thereof,
Mr. Bryant offered a substitute motion that the rules be
waived and the House now take up and consider the Calen-
dar of Local Bills after which it would revert to the regular
order of business.
The substitute motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote,
and it was so ordered.
CONSIDERATION OF LOCAL BILLS
H. B. No. 51-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act pilojdine
that in all counties having a population of more tlinn 2900
and not more than 2975 according to the last State Census,
the members of the Board of County Commissioners shall
receive a salary of twelve hundred ($1200) dollars per year,
each payable in twelve equal installments out of and from
the General Revenue Fund of said county and repealing all
laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
-was taken up.
Mr. Hendry moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 51-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 51-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Hendry moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 51-X('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. 51-X('49) was read a third time in full.












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Sept. 16, 1949



When the vote was taken
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker Dayton
Allen Dekle
Andrews Douglas
Beasley Dunn
Bedenbaugh Elliott
Black Frank
Bollinger Fuqua
Botts Haley
Branch Heath
Bridges Henderson
Bryant Hendry
Burnsed Hethcox
Burton Hough
Burwell Hudson
Carlton Johnson
Carraway Keith
Clement Lancaster, D.
Cobb Lancaster, H.
Collins Lantaff
Copeland Luckie
Courtney MacWilliam
David Mathis
Ayes-85.
Nays-None.



So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 61-X('49) -A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the
annual salary of the tax assessor and tax collector for all
counties having a population of not less than 4975, or more
than 5065, according to the most recent State Census, and
repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
-was taken up.
Mr. Nesmith moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 61-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 61-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Nesmith moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 61-X('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. 61-X('49) was read a third time in full.



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



ote was taken on the passage of the bill the



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



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



So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.



H. B. No. 42-X('49) -A bill to be entitled An Act for the
relief of Mrs. Louise Thrasher, widow of former constable
T. F. Thrasher, deceased; A. F. Graves, deputy constable; and
E. G. Duckworth, justice of the peace, both of District No. 1,
Orange County, Florida, for certain court costs and expenses
of said justice of the peace court.
-was taken up.
Mr. Andrews moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 42-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 42-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Andrews moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 42-X('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. 42-X('49) was read a third time in full.



on the passage of the bill the



McAlpin Simpson
McClure Slaughter
Melvin Smith, L. W.
Merchant Smith, M. B.
Merritt Smith, W. A.
Moody Stewart
Morgan Stockdale
Nesmith Strayhorn
Odham Summers
Papy Surles
Parker Sweeny
Pearce rapper
Pooser rhornal
Roberts, J. P. Usina
Roberts, Roy Whitlock
Rood Williams
Saunders, D. H. Wise
Saunders, S. D. Wotitzky
Scarborough Yeomans
Schuh
Sellar
Shepperd



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



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



McAlpin Simpson
McClure Slaughter
Melvin Smith, L. W.
Merchant Smith, M. B.
Merritt Smith, W. A.
Moody Stewart
Morgan Stockdale
Nesmith Strayhorn
Odham Summers
Papy Surles

Parker Sweeny
Pearce Tapper
Pooser Thornal
Roberts, J. P. Usina
Roberts, Roy Whitlock
Rood Williams
Saunders, D. H. Wise
Saunders, S. D. Wotitzky
Scarborough Yeomans
Schuh
Sellar
Shepperd



Nays-None.
So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 43-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide
for the use of voting machines for all elections in Orange
County, Florida, and providing for County Commissioners or
governing authorities to purchase, lease, or rent machines
for election purposes.
-was taken up.
Mr. Andrews moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 43-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 43-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Andrews moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 43-X('49) be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.



The motion was agreed to
Bill No. 43-X('49) was read
When the vote was taken
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker Bollinger
Allen Botts
Andrews Branch
Beasley Bridges
Bedenbaugh Bryant
Black Burnsed



by a two-thirds vote and House
a third time in full.
on the passage of the bill the



Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb



Collins
Copeland
Courtney
David
Dayton
Dekle



58



When the
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Copeland
Courtney
David
Ayes-85.













Sept. 16, 1949



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Douglas
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Ayes-85.
Nays-None.



Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure
Melvin
Merchant
Merritt
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Papy
Parker
Pearce



Pooser
Roberts, J. P.
Roberts, Roy
Rood
Saunders, D. H.
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh
Sellar
Shepperd
Simpson
Slaughter
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Smith, W. A.
Stewart



So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote
immediately certified to the Senate.



Stockdale
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
rapper
rhornal
Usina
Whitlock
Williams
Wise
Wotitzky
Yeomans






nd was ordered



H. B. No. 44-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act relating
to the establishment and creation of fire control districts in
certain parts of Orange County, Florida; providing for the
levying of taxes for the payment of costs and expenses; and
providing for a referendum thereon within Districts.
-was taken up.
Mr. Andrews moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 44-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 44-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Andrews moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 44-X('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. 44-X('49) was read a third time in full.



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



ote was taken on the passage of the bill the



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



McAlpin
McClure
Melvin
Merchant
Merritt
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Papy
Parker
Pearce
Pooser
Roberts, J. P.
Roberts, Roy
Rood



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



Saunders, D. H. Wise
Saunders, S. D. Wotitzky
Scarborough Yeomans
Schuh
Sellar
Shepperd



So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 65-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
the Board of County Commissioners of DeSoto County, Florida,
to annually levy a rate of millage not to exceed two mills
against all of the taxable property in said county, for the
purpose of bridge construction, maintenance, and repair
thereof in DeSoto County, Florida.
-was taken up.



Mr. Parker moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 65-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 65-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Parker moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 65-X('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. 65-X('49) was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Copeland
Courtney
David
Ayes-85.



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



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



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



Nays-None.
So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.

H. B. No. 68-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act author-
izing the Board of County Commissioners of Martin County,
Florida, to contribute not to exceed five hundred $500.001
dollars annually for the support and maintenance of one non
profit organization in each community in Martin County,
Florida, and authorizing a tax levy for such purpose.
-was taken up.
Mr. Keith moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 68-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 68-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Keith moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 68-X('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. 68-X('49) was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Copeland
Courtney
David
Dayton
Dekle
Douglas
Dunn



Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, D.



Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckle
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure
Melvin
Merchant
Merritt
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Sept. 16, 1949



Odham Saunders, S. D. Smith, W. A. Usina
Papy Scarborough Stewart Whitlock
Parker Schuh Stockdale Williams
Pearce Sellar Strayhorn Wise
Pooser Shepperd Summers Wotitzky
Roberts, J. P. Simpson Surles Yeomans
Roberts, Roy Slaughter Sweeny
Rood. Smith, L. W. Tapper
Saunders, D. H. Smith, M. B. Thornal
Ayes-85.

Nays-None.

So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified td the Senate.

H. B. No. 69-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to validate
and confirm all acts and proceedings relative to the calling,
holding, conducting and canvassing the returns of an election
held in the area of the present municipality of Lauderdale-
by-the-Sea, said election being held on December 17, 1947,
and said election being held in compliance with and in con-
formance with the terms and provisions and requirements as
set forth in that Special Act of the Florida Legislature, being
Chapter 24658 of the 1947 Legislature.
-was taken up.

Mr. David moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 69-X('49) be read a second time by title.

The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 69-X('49) was read a second time by title.

Mr. David moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 69-X('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. 69-X('49) was read a third time in full.



When the v
result was:

Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Copeland
Courtney
David
Ayes-85.
Nays-None.



ote was taken on the passage of the bill the



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



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



So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.

H. B. No. 70-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act ratifying,
confirming, validating and legalizing the assessments and
valuations of properties and levies of taxes made by the Town
of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Broward County, Florida, for the
year 1948, and authorizing the collection of said taxes in the
manner provided by law.
--was taken up.



Mr. Burwell moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 70-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 70-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Burwell moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 70-X('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. 70-X('49) was read a third time in full.



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



'ote was taken on the passage of the bill the



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



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



So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 72-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
the City Commission of the City of Jacksonville to lease
advertising space on its parking meters and the stands sup-
porting said meters.
-was taken up.
Mr. Morgan moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 72-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 72-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Morgan moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 72-X('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. 72-X('49) was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



Clement
Cobb
Collins
Copeland
Courtney
David
Dayton
Dekle
Douglas
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Haley
Heath
Henderson



Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam.
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure
Melvin
Merchant



Merritt
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Papy
Parker
Pearce
Pooser
Roberts, J. P.
Roberts, Roy
Rood
Saunders, D. H.
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh



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Sellar Smith, W. A. Sweeny Wise
Shepperd Stewart Tapper Wotitzky
Simpson Stockdale Thornal Yeomans
Slaughter Strayhorn Usina
Smith, L. W. Summers Whitlock
Smith, M. B. Surles, Williams
Ayes-85.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 73-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 6 of Chapter 18610, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of
1937, as amended by Section 5 of Chapter 19902, Laws of
Florida, Special Acts of 1939, and as further amended by
Section 2 of Chapter 21320, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of
1941, entitled, "An Act providing for pensions for employees
of the City of Jacksonville."
-was taken up.
Mr. Carlton moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 73-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 73-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Carlton moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 73-X('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. 73-X('49) was read a third time in full.



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



ote was taken on the passage of the bill the



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



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



So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 74-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act apportion-
ing to the Board of County Commissioners and County Board
of Public Instruction, funds payable to Levy County subsequent
to July 1, 1950, from revenue provided by Chapters 550 and
551, Florida Statutes of 1941, and from any other county
apportionable tax or license revenue from games and amuse-
ments: and providing the manner and purposes for which said
funds are to be disbursed by said boards.
-was taken up.
Mr. Allen moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 74-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 74-X('49) was read a second time by title.



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Mr. Allen moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 74-X('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. 74-X('49) was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Copeland
Courtney
David
Ayes-85.



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



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



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



Nays-None.
So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 75-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
the City of Jacksonville to acquire real estate for the extension
of recreational facilities; requiring the sum of one hundred
thousand dollars ($100,000.00) to be set up in the annual
budget each year for four years in a recreational facilities fund
for the purpose of acquiring such real estate, and requiring the
use of such funds exclusively for such purpose; and authorizing
the execution and issuance of certain instruments secured
solely by a pledge of the moneys in such fund for the acquisi-
tion of such real estate.
-was taken up.
Mr. Carlton moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 75-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 75-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Carlton moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 75-X('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. 75-X('49) was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:



Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton



Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Copeland
Courtney
David
Dayton
Dekle
Douglas
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Haley



Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin



McClure
Melvin
Merchant
Merritt
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Papy
Parker
Pearce
Pooser
Roberts, J. P.
Roberts, Roy
Rood



Sept. 16, 1949













JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Saunders, D. H. Slaughter
Saunders, S. D. Smith, L. W.
Scarborough Smith, M. B.
Schuh Smith, W. A.
Sellar Stewart
Shepperd Stockdale
Simpson Strayhorn



Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Tapper
Thornal
Usina
Whitlock



Williams
Wise
Wotitzky
Yeomans



Ayes-85.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.

H. B. No. 76-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 1 and Section 4 of Chapter 24618, Laws of Florida,
Acts of 1947, entitled, "An Act affecting the government of
the City of Jacksonville by creating and providing for a
recreation department and board for said City, prescribing
its power and duties and authorizing the issuance of revenue
certificates to finance the cost of providing recreational facili-
ties"; so as to remove the limitation placed upon the pay-
ment of salaries and to increase the authorization for the
issuance of revenue certificates from two hundred thousand
dollars to nine hundred fifty thousand dollars.
-was taken up.

Mr. Morgan moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 76-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 76-X('49) was read a second time by title.

Mr. Morgan moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 76-X('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. 76-X('49) was read a third time in full.

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



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



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



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



Ayes-85.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.

H. B. No. 77-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act amend-
ing Section 1 of Chapter 25339, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1949,
the same being entitled: "An Act providing for the disposi-
tion of all funds that are now or may hereafter be due
Wakulla County, Florida, from race track funds under the
provisions of Chapter 14832, Laws 'of Florida, Acts of 1931,
and any Acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto,
or any other race track Acts."
-was taken up.



Sept. 16, 1949



Mr. Nesmith moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 77-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 77-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Nesmith moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 77-X('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. 77-X('49) was read a third time in full.



When the vote was taken
result was:
Ayes:



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



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



on the passage of the bill the



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



Ayes-85.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
certified immediately to the Senate.
H. B. No. 81-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act author-
izing the City Commission of the City of DeLand, Florida,
to establish and create by ordinance, a pension annuity and
retirement system for any or all groups of officers and em-
ployees employed by said city; to provide benefits under in-
surance contracts issued by a carrier authorized to do business
in Florida; to provide for contribution to the costs thereof
on an actuarial basis; to provide for the manner in which
officers and employees may come under the operation of said
system; to provide for repayment to members leaving the
service of the city; to provide for contributions into said sys-
tem by the City of DeLand in an amount necessary to create
an adequate pension plan.
-was taken up.
Mr. Sweeny moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 81-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 81-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Sweeny moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 81-X('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. 81-X('49) was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:



Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger



Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell



Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Copeland
Courtney



David
Dayton
Dekle
Douglas
Dunn
Elliott
Frank













JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE



Puqua Mathis Roberts, Roy Strayhorn
Haley McAlpin Rood Summers
Heath McClure Saunders, D. H. Surles
Henderson Melvin Saunders, S. D. Sweeny
Hendry Merchant Scarborough Tapper
Hethcox Merritt Schuh Thornal
Hough Moody Sellar Usina
Hudson Morgan Shepperd Whitlock
Johnson Nesmith Simpson Williams
Keith Odham Slaughter Wise
Lancaster, D. Papy Smith, L. W. Wotitzky
Lancaster, H. Parker Smith, M. B. Yeomans
Lantaff Pearce Smith, W. A.
Luckie Pooser Stewart
MacWilliam Roberts, J. P. Stockdale
Ayes-85.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 82-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing
the compensation of members of the Board of Public Instruc-
tion of Citrus County, State of Florida and providing the time
of payment of such compensation.
-was taken up.
Mr. Yeomans moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 82-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 82-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Yeomans moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 82-X('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. 82-X('49) was read a third time in full.



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



ote was taken on the passage of the bill the



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



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



So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.

CONSIDERATION OF SENATE LOCAL BILLS
Senate Bill No. 10-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and directing the
Board of County Commissioners of Duval County to appoint
and employ a County Medical Examiner to be named and
recommended to the Board by the State Attorney for the
Fourth Judicial Circuit which includes Duval County; to fix
the term of his employment and his compensation; to provide



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said Medical Examiner shall be empowered to investigate
deaths of persons resulting from criminal violations, by casual-
ties, by suicide, suddenly when in apparent good health, when
not attended by a physician, in prison or in any suspicious or
unusual manner; to make investigation or examination, when
called upon by the State Attorney of said Judicial Circuit in
respect to any female person allegedly raped; to provide the
County Medical Examiner shall make a report of all investi-
gations and examinations and otherwise to prescribe the powers
and duties of such County Medical Examiner; to provide for
Assistant Examiners and other personnel necessary to carry
out the provisions hereof; and to provide for and authorize
funds, to provide, set up, establish and erect the necessary
properties and facilities for carrying out the purposes hereof;
and to authorize the performance of autopsies.
-was taken up.
Mr. Carlton moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 10-X(49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 10-X(49) was read a second time by title.
Amendment No. 1-
Mr. Carlton of Duval offered the following amendment to
Senate Bill No. 10-X('49):
In Section 4, line 3, of the bill strike out the comma (,).
Mr. Carlton moved the adoption of Amendment No. 1.
The motion was agreed to, and Amendment No. 1 was
adopted by a two-thirds vote.
Amendment No. 2-
Mr. Carlton of Duval, offered the following amendment to
Senate Bill No. 10-X('49):
In Section 1, lines 9, 10 and 11, of the bill, strike out the
words: "a doctor of medicine, duly admitted and licensed to
practice medicine in the State of Florida" and insert the fol-
lowing in lieu thereof: "a licensed physician or surgeon of the
State of Florida".
Mr. Carlton moved the adoption of Amendment No. 2.
The motion was agreed to, and Amendment No. 2 was adopted
by a two-thirds vote.
Amendment No. 3-
Mr. Carlton of Duval, offered the following amendment to
Senate Bill No. 10-X('49):
In Section 3, line 5, of the bill, strike out the words: "doctors
of medicine duly admitted and licensed to practice medicine
in the State of Florida" and insert the following in lieu
thereof: "licensed physicians or surgeons of the State of
Florida,"
Mr. Carlton moved the adoption of Amendment No. 3.
The motion was agreed to, and Amendment No. 3 was
adopted by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Carlton moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 10-X('49), 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 Senate
Bill No. 10-X('49), as amended, was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Andrews
Beasley
'Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Courtney
David



Dayton
Dekle
Douglas
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Haley
Heath



Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie



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MacWilliam Papy Scarborough Summers
Mathis Parker Schuh Surles
McAlpin Patton Sellar Sweeny
McClure Pearce Shepperd Tapper
Melvin Peeples Simpson Thornal
Merchant Pooser Slaughter Usina
Merritt Roberts, J. P. Smith, L. W. Williams
Moody Roberts, Roy Smith, M. B. Wise
Morgan Rood Stewart Wotitzky
Nesmith Saunders, D. H. Stockdale Yeomans
Odham Saunders, S. D. Strayhorn
Ayes-83.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed, as amended, by a two-thirds vote and was
ordered immediately certified to the Senate after engrossment
by the Chief Clerk.
Senate Bill No. 27-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Section 37.01 of
Chapter 37, Florida Statutes 1941, relating to jurisdiction of
Justices of the Peace Courts, and making certain exemptions
for counties in special classifications.
-was taken up.
Mr. Scarborough moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 27-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 27-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Scarborough moved that the rules be further waived
and Senate Bill No. 27-X('49) be read a third time in full
and placed upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 27-X('49) was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Courtney
David
Nays:
Whitlock



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



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



MacWilliam Schuh
Mathis Shepperd
McClure Simpson
Melvin Slaughter
Merchant Smith, L. W.
Merritt Smith, M. B.
Moody Stewart
Morgan Stockdale
Nesmith Strayhorn
Odham Summers
Papy Surles
Patton Sweeny
Pearce Tapper
Pooser Thornal
Roberts, J. P. Usina
Roberts, Roy Williams
Rood Wise
Saunders, D. H. Wotitzky
Saunders, S. D. Yeomans
Scarborough



Mr. Whitlock requested his -vote be changed from "nay"
to "aye".
Mr. Black requested to be recorded as voting "aye".
Ayes-81.
Nays-Noae.
So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
CONSIDERATION OF ROAD DESIGNATION BILLS
H. B. No. 12-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act designat-
ing and establishing a certain State Road in Saint Lucie
County, Florida.
-was taken up.



Sept. 16, 1949



Mr. Saunders of St. Lucie moved that the rules be waived
and House Bill No. 12-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 12-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Saunders of St. Lucie moved that the rules be further
waived and House Bill No. 12-X('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. 12-X('49) was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:



Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Courtney
David
Ayes-82.
Nays-None.



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



McClure Shepperd
McKendree Simpson
Melvin Slaughter
Merchant Smith, L. W.
Merritt Smith, M. B.
Moody 3tewart
Morgan Stockdale
Nesmith Strayhorn
Odham Summers
Papy Surles
Patton Sweeny
Pearce Tapper
Pooser Thornal
Roberts, J. P. Usina
Roberts, Roy Whitlock
Rood Williams
Saunders, D. H. Wise
Saunders, S. D. Wotitzky
Scarborough Yeomans
Schuh
Sellar



So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
H. B. No. 59-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act designat-
ing and establishing a certain road in Pinellas County, Flor-
ida, to be a State Road.
-was taken up.
Mr. McClure moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 59-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 59-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Amendment No. 1-
The Committee on Public Roads offered the following
amendment to House Bill No. 59-X('49):
In Section 1, line 12, of the bill, after the words: "northern
end of Sand Key" strike out the words: "Same to be 100 feet
wide".
Mr. McClure moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted
by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. McClure moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 59-X('49), 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. 59-X('49), as amended, was read a third time in
full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker Black Bronson Burwell
Andrews Bollinger Bryant Carlton
Beasley Branch Burnsed Carraway
Bedenbaugh Bridges Burton Clement













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Cobb
Collins
Cook
Courtney
David
Dayton
Dekle
Douglas
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Ayes-82.
Nays-None.



Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure
McKendree
Melvin
Merchant
Merritt
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith



Odham Smith, M. B.
Papy Stewart
Patton Stockdale
Pearce Strayhorn
Pooser Summers
Roberts, J. P. Surles
Roberts, Roy Sweeny
Rood Tapper
Saunders, D. H. Thornal
Saunders, S. D. Usina
Scarborough Whitlock
Schuh Williams
Sellar Wise
Shepperd Wotitzky
Simpson Yeomans
Slaughter
Smith, L. W.



So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
referred to the Chief Clerk for engrossment.
H. B. No. 83-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act desig-
nating and establishing a certain state road.
-was taken up.
Mr. Whitlock moved that the rules be waived and House
Bill No. 83-X('49) be read a second time by title.
- The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 83-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Whitlock moved that the rules be further waived and
House Bill No. 83-X('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. 83-X('49) was read a third time in full.



When the v
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Courtney
David
Ayes-82.
Nays-None.



ote was taken on the passage of the bill the



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



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



So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
Senate Bill No. 23-X(49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to
declare, designate and establish a certain State Road in
Suwannee County, Florida.
-was taken up.
Mr. Slaughter moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 23-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 23-X('49) was read a second time by title.



Mr. Slaughter moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 23-X('49) be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 23-X('49) was read a third time in full.



When the ve
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Courtney
David
Ayes-82.
Nays-None.



ote was taken on the passage of the bill the



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



McClure Shepperd
McKendree Simpson
Melvin Slaughter
Merchant Smith, L. W.
Merritt Smith, M. B.
Moody Stewart
Morgan Stockdale
Nesmith Strayhorn
Odham Summers
Papy Surles
Patton Sweeny
Pearce Tapper
Pooser Thornal
Roberts, J. P. Usina
Roberts, Roy Whitlock
Rood WiUiams
Saunders, D. H. Wise
Saunders, S. D. Wotitzky
Scarborough Yeomans
Schuh
Sellar



So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate after engrossment by the
Chief Clerk.
Mr. Simpson moved that the rules be waived and the House
now proceed to the consideration of Messages from the Senate,
and then revert to the order of Receiving of Communications.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it was
so ordered.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following messages from the Senate were received
and read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 13, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. 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-
Senate Bill No. 28-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act to amend Chapter 25,500,
Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1949, the same having amend-
ed Chapter 24,826, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1947, and
Chapter 23,483, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1945, which
latter Act created for Pinellas County, Florida, a Board of
Juvenile Welfare, by providing that the members of said
Board shall be the County Superintendent of Public Instruc-
tion, the Vice-Chairman of the Board of County Commis-
sioners, and the Juvenile Judge of said County, and four other
members who shall be appointed by the Governor; and fur-
ther providing for the terms of office for the members of said
Board; and also providing that the tax monies collected for
the maintenance of said Board shall be paid over annually to
the Board up to and including the sum of $75,000.00, and that
all monies over the said sum annually collected shall be placed
in the General Fund of said County; and also providing that
fidelity bonds in the amount of $1,000.00 each shall be re-
quired only of the two members of the said board who sign
its checks.
Proof of Publication attached to above bill.



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Also-
Senate Bill No. 29-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize the City of Gaines-
ville to levy taxes under the provisions of Chapter 22,829, Laws
of Florida, 1945; in anticipation of the collection of such
taxes to issue revenue certificates secured by pledge of and
payable from all or part of the proceeds thereof; providing
for the sale of such certificates and the uses which may be
made of the proceeds thereof; providing for the security of
such certificates, and making other provisions with respect
to the foregoing.
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.
28-X(49). The'House of Representatives thereupon determin-
ed that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established in
this Legislature.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
And Senate Bill No. 28-X(49) contained in the above mes-
sage, 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-X(49). The House of Representatives thereupon determin-
ed that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established
in this Legislature.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.

Mr. Black moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 29-X(49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 29-X(49) was read a second time by title.

Mr. Black moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 29-X(49) be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 29-X(49) was read a third time in full.



When the v
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Courtney
David
Dayton
Ayes-87.
Nays-None.



)te was taken on the passage of the bill the



Dekle
Douglas
Dowda
Dunn
Frank
Fuqua
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure
McKendree



McMullen Sellar
Melvin Shepperd
Merchant Simpson
Merritt 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, J. P. Whitlock
Rood Williams
Saunders, D. H. Wise
Saunders, S. D. Wotitzky
Scarborough Yeomans
Schuh



Sept. 16, 1949



So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 13, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. 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-
Senate Bill No. 34-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing the City of Sanford,
Florida, in Seminole County, Florida, to acquire real and per-
sonal property for pier or wharf, slip, warehouse, terminal
facilities and other improvements relative thereto, and to use
for such purposes any real and personal property now owned
by said City, and authorizing said City to construct and to
maintain and operate any such pier or wharf, slip, warehouse,
terminal facilities and other improvements relative thereto;
authorizing said City to borrow money from the United States
or any of its agencies or from any private source for the pur-
pose of financing said project; and providing that any obliga-
tions issued for any money borrowed to finance said project
shall be paid, both principal and interest, solely and only
from net revenue produced from said project, and from park-
ing meter revenue of the City of Sanford pledged for such
purposes: and providing for the rights, security and remedies
of the holders of revenue obligations issued to finance such
purposes.
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. 34-X('49).
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.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the House.
Mr. Smith of Seminole, moved that the rules be waived and
Senate Bill No. 34-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 34-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Smith of Seminole, moved that the rules be further
waived and Senate Bill No. 34-X('49) be read a third time
in full and placed upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 34-X('49) was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



Cobb
Collins
Cook
Courtney
David
Dayton
Dekle
Douglas
Dowda
Dunn
Frank
Fuqua
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry



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



Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Okell
Papy
Parker
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Pooser
Roberts, J. P.
Rood
Saunders, D. H.
Saunders, S. D.



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Scarborough Smith, L. W. Summers w imuocs
Schuh Smith, M. B. Surles Williams
Sellar Smith, W. A. Sweeny Wise
Shepperd Stewart Tapper Wotitzky
Simpson Stockdale Thornal Yeomans
Slaughter Strayhorn Usina
Ayes-87.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ord
immediately certified to the Senate.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 13, 1949.



ered



The Honorable 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 passed-
S. B. No. 37-X((49)-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 1 of Chapter 25339, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1949,
the same being entitled: "An Act providing for the disposi-
tion of all funds that are now or may hereafter be due
Wakulla County, Florida, from race track funds under the
provisions of Chapter 14832, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1931,
and any acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto, or
any other race track acts."
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. 37-X('49).
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.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the House.
Mr. Nesmith moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 37-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 37-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Nesmith moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 37-X('49) be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 37-X('49) was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



Collins
Cook
Courtney
David
Dayton
Dekle
Douglas
Dowda
Dunn
Frank
Fuqua
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough



Hudson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure
McKendree
McMullen
Melvin
Merchant
Merritt
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith



Odham
Okell
Papy
Parker
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Pooser
Roberts, J. P.
Rood
Saunders, D. H.
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh
Sellar
Shepperd



Simpson Stewart Sweeny Williams
Slaughter Stockdale Tapper Wise
Smith, L. W. Strayhorn Thornal .Wotitzky
Smith, M. B. Summers Usina Yeomans
Smith, W. A. Surles Whitlock
Ayes-87.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordi
immediately certified to the Senate.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 13, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:



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I am directed by the Senate to inform the House of Repre-
sentatives that the Senate has passed-
S. B. No. 41-X(49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal
Chapter 23267, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1945, being
"An Act to forbid the conduct in Escambia County, Florida,
of traveling shows, expositions or amusement enterprises, as
defined in Section 205.31, Florida Statutes, 1941, within a
specified time before the holding of any agricultural public
fair or exposition in said county and for other purposes".
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. 41-X('49).
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.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the House.
And Senate Bill No. 41-X('49) contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by title and ordered placed on
the Local Calendar.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
Sept. 13, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. 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. 38-X(49)-A bill to be entitled An Act relating to
elections to prohibit candidates for public office in all counties
of the State of Florida having a population of not less than
five thousand and not more than five thousand and sixty,
according to the last state census, who have qualified to run
in the Democratic primary elections, and who were not the
nominees duly elected in such primary, to become a candidate
in the general elections during any year.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
And Senate Bill No. 38-X('49), contained in the above
message, was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Local Government.



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SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
Sept. 13, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. 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. 36-X(49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Section Two of Chapter 24,500 Laws of Florida, Special Acts
of 1947, by increasing the power and authority of the Board
of County Commissioners of Escambia County, Florida, to
borrow money and issue negotiable revenue bonds or certifi-
cates in not to exceed the aggregate principal amount of
$10,000,000.00.
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.
36-X('49). 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.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.

Mr. Botts moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill
No. 36-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 36-X('49) was read a second time by title.

Mr. Botts moved that the rules be further waived and Senate
Bill No. 36-X('49) be read a third time in full and placed
upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 36-X('49) was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:

Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Courtney
David
Dayton
Ayes-87.



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



Dekle
Douglas
Dowda
Dunn
Frank
Fuqua
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure
McKendree



McMullen Sellar
Melvin Shepperd
Merchant Simpson
Merritt 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, J. P. Whitlock
Rood Williams
Saunders, D. H. Wise
Saunders, S. D. Wotitzky
Scarborough Yeomans
Schuh



Nays-None.

So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.



Sept. 16, 1949



SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
Sept. 15, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. 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. 46-X(49)-A bill to be entitled An Act creating a
small claims court in Okaloosa County, Florida; prescribing the
jurisdiction of said court; providing for the appointment of a
judge for said court and affixing his compensation and term
of office; providing for a clerk thereof; providing that the
judgments of said court shall become liens on real property
when filed in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court;
providing for a review of cases from said court; and generally
to provide a forum and inexpensive procedure for the speedy
trial of small claims cases.
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.
46-X('49). The House of Representatives thereupon deter-
mined that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
21 of Article III of the Constitution has been established in
this Legislature.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Mr. Wise moved that the rules be waived and Senate Bill

No. 46-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 46-X('49) was read a second time by title.

Mr. Wise moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 46-X('49) be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 46-X('49) was read a third time in full.

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



Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Courtney
David
Dayton
Ayes-87.
Nays-None.



Dekle
Douglas
Dowda
Dunn
Frank
Fuqua
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure
McKendree



McMullen Sellar
Melvin Shepperd
Merchant Simpson
Merritt 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, J. P. Whitlock
Rood Williams
Saunders, D. H. Wise
Saunders, S. D. Wotitzky
Scarborough Yeomans
Schuh



So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.



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SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 15, 1949.
The Honorable Ferry E. 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-
Senate Bill No. 44-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act affecting the Government of
the City of Jacksonville and authorizing the City of Jackson-
ville, Florida, to erect, acquire, rent, lease, own, operate or
maintain garbage disposal or incinerator unit or units; to
contract with any individual, firm, corporation or political
subdivision for the erection, renting, leasing, operation, or
maintenance of any garbage disposal or incinerator unit or
units for a period not to exceed twenty (20) years; authorizing
the City to charge and collect fees for the disposal of gar-
bage or waste to be paid by such individuals, firms, or cor-
porations for the use of said garbage disposal or incinerator
unit; providing for the acquisition of land by condemna-
tion or otherwise for the location of such units; providing
for the financing of the same.
Proof of Publication attached to above bill.

Also-
Senate Bill No. 45-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act relating to special benefit
parking districts in the Town of Palm Beach, Florida; author-
izing the Town of Palm Beach to create and establish special
benefit parking districts within its limits and to levy and
collect annual taxes within said district for the purpose of
acquiring and maintaining parking lots or buildings; provid-
ing for the filing of a petition by the owners of property
within said districts as a condition precedent to the establish-
ment of said districts; finding and declaring that the estab-
lishment of parking areas or districts within said town con-
fers a special benefit upon the property within such district;
determining the percentage of the cost of acquiring and op-
erating parking areas to be assessed against the district;
authorizing the Town Council to appropriate funds and estab-
lish and maintain parking lots and providing the method
of replenishing said funds; providing that no such district
shall become effective until thirty days after the adoption of
the ordinance creating said district and setting forth other
provisions and conditions relating to the establishment of
said districts and the operation of public parking areas or
buildings therein; repealing all laws in conflict herewith;
providing that if any portion of this Act be declared uncon-
stitutional it shall not affect the remainder thereof and pro-
viding when this Act shall become law.
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.
44-X(49). The House of Representatives thereupon determin-
ed that the notice and evidence thereof required by Sectibn
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established in
this Legislature.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Mr. Carlton moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 44-X(49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No 44-X(49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Carlton moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 44-X(49) be read a third time in full anf
placed upon its passage.



The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 44-X(49) was read a third time in full.



When the
result was:
Ayes:



Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Courtney
David
Dayton
Ayes-87.
Nays-None.



vote was taken on the passage of the bill the



Dekle
Douglas
Dowda
Dunn
Frank
Fuqua
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure
McKendree



McMullen Sellar
Melvin Shepperd
Merchant Simpson
Merritt 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, J. P. Whitlock
Rood Williams
Saunders, D. H. Wise
Saunders, S. D. Wotitzky
Scarborough Yeomans
Schuh



So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate.
Proof of publication of Notice attached to S. B. No.
45-X(49). The House of Representatives thereupon determin-
ed that the notice and evidence thereof required by Section
21 of Article III of the Constitution, has been established in
this Legislature.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Mr. Elliott moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 45-X(49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 45-X(49) was read a second time by title.
Mr. Elliott moved that the rules be further waived and
Senate Bill No. 45-X(49) be read a third time in full and
placed upon its passage.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 45-X(49) was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:



Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Bryant
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Cook
Courtney
David
Dayton
Ayes--87.



Dekle
Douglas
Dowda
Dunn
Frank
Fuqua
Haley
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure
McKendree



McMullen Sellar
Melvin Shepperd
Merchant Simpson
Merritt 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, J. P. Whitlock
Rood Williams
Saunders, D. H. Wise
Saunders, S. D. Wotitzky
Scarborough Yeomans
Schuh



Nays-None.















So the bill passed by a two-thirds vote and was ordered
immediately certified to the Senate after engrossment by the
Chief Clerk.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 15, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. 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-
Senate Bill No. 56-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for supplementary
salary for the Circuit Judges for Division "C" of all Judi-
cial Circuits in the State of Florida, comprised of eight coun-
ties and having three Circuit Judges and three divisions
designated "A", "B", and "C", said Division "C" being com-
prised of four counties, and providing that a part of the
salary of the Circuit Judges for said Division "C" be paid
from the general revenue fund of the counties comprising
said Division "C" of such Judicial Circuits in the proportion
that the population of each county in said Division "C" bears
to the total population of said Division "C" in such Judi-
cial Circuits, as determined by the last preceding State or
Federal census, whichever shall be later; same to be paid
in equal monthly installments; making the same a county
purpose; making an annual appropriation therefore; and pro-
viding the effective date hereof.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.

Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
And Senate Bill No. 56-X(49) contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by title and was referred to the
Committee on Local Government.

SENATE CHAMBER

Tallahassee, Florida
September 15, 1949.
The Honorable 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 passed-
S. B. No. 55-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act relating
to the filing fees to be paid to the Clerk of the Circuit Court
in all counties in the State of Florida having a population
not less than 5,430 and not more than 6,000, according to
the last State Census in civil causes of action; repealing
Chapter 25472, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1949, being "An Act
relating to the filing fees to be paid to the Clerk of the Circuit
Court in Hernando County, Florida, in civil causes of action;
providing the effective date hereof; excepting suits now pend-
ing; and repealing all laws in conflict therewith."
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the House.
And Senate Bill No. 55-X('49) contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Local Government.



Sept. 16, 1949



SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 15, 1949.
The Honorable 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 passed-
S. B. No. 51-X(49)-A bill to be entitled An Act providing
uniform hours during which all establishments dealing in alco-
holic beverages in Pinellas County, Florida, must remain
closed; providing a penalty for the violation thereof; and re-
pealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict therewith.
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. 51-X('49).
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.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the House.
And Senate Bill No. 51-X('49) contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by title and ordered placed on
the Local Calendar.

SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 15, 1949.
The Honorable 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 passed-
S. B. No. 57-X(49)-A bill to be entitled An Act providing
for one stenographer for the office of Assistant State At-
torney for Division "C" of all Judicial Circuits in the State
of Florida, comprised of eight counties and having three cir-
cuit judges and three divisions designated "A", "B", and "C",
said division "C" being comprised of four counties, and pro-
viding that the salary of said stenographer for said office be
paid from the General Revenue Fund of the counties com-
prising said Division "C" of such Judicial Circuits in the pro-
portion that the population of each county in said Division
"C" bears to the total population of said Division "C" in such
Judicial Circuits, as determined by the last preceding State
or Federal Census, whichever shall be later; fixing the amount
and source of compensation to be paid to and the method of
payment of said stenographer; making the same a county
purpose; making an annual appropriation therefore; and pro-
viding the effective date hereof.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by. a two-thirds
vote of the House.
And Senate Bill No. 57-X('49) contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by title and was referred to
the Committee on Local Government.



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SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
Sept. 15, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. 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. 53-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare,
designate and establish a state road in Dade County, Florida.
Also-
S. B. No. 54-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare,
designate and establish a state road in Dade County, Florida.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
And Senate Bill No. 53-X('49), contained in the above
message, was read the first time by title and was referred to
the Committee on Public Roads.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
And Senate Bill No. 54-X('49), contained in the above
message, was read the first time by title and was referred to
the Committee on Public Roads.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
Sept. 15, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. 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. 52-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to declare,
designate and establish a certain state road in Crestview,
Okaloosa County, Florida.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
And Senate Bill No. 52-X('49), contained in the above
message, was read the first time by title and was referred to
the Committee on Public Roads.

SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
Sept. 15, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. 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. 25-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 192.06, Florida Statutes, relating to the exemption of
certain properties from ad valorem taxes, and excluding
properties held and operated for profit from the right to
exemption under said section as amended.



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And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Mr. Okell asked that the House consent by the Constitutional
two-thirds vote to the introduction of Senate Bill No.
25-X('49).
When the vote was taken on the request for consent to the
introduction of Senate Bill No. 25-X('49), the result was:



Ayes:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Branch
Bridges
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Cook
Courtney
Nays:
Allen
Bronson
Bryant
Clement
Cobb
Collins
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle
Ayes-45.
Nays-35.



David
Douglas
Elliott
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
MacWilliam

Dowda
Dunn
Frank
Fuqua
Haley
Hudson
Johnson
Luckie
McClure



Mathis
McAlpin
Melvin
Monahan
Moody
Nesmith
Okell
Papy
Phillips
Saunders, D. H.
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough

McKendree
McMullen
Merchant
Morgan
Ddham
Patton
Pearce
Pooser
Roberts, J. P.



Sellar
Simpson
Smith, W. A.
Stockdale
Thornal
Whitlock
Williams
Wise
Wotitzky




Rood
Shepperd
Slaughter
Smith, L. W.
Summers
Surles
Usina
Yeomans



So the request for consent to the introduction of Senate
Bill No. 25-X('49) was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote of
the House.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
Sept. 15, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. 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-
H. B. No. 25-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Section 17 of Chapter 21598, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of

1941, "An Act to abolish the present municipal govern-
ment of the City of Tarpon Springs, in Pinellas County,
Florida, and to create, establish and organize a municipality
to be known and designated as the City of Tarpon Springs,
and to define its territorial boundaries and provide for its
government, jurisdiction, powers, franchises and privileges and
providing for a referendum", by deleting therefrom the pro-
vision for a refunding committee to pass on refunding pro-
posals of the bonded debt of the City of Tarpon Springs.
Proof of Publication attached to the above bill.

Also-
H. B. No. 50-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to create
a County Budget Commission in Pinellas County, Florida;
and to prescribe the powers, duties and functions of such
County Budget Commission and the qualifications, terms of
office and methods of appointment of members thereof; and
to authorize such County Budget Commission to make and
control the budget receipts and expenditures of the Board
of County Commissioners, the Board of Public Instruction,
the Board of Health, the Board of Juvenile Welfare, the Anti-
Mosquito Board, and all other boards, commissions, and offi-
cials of such county or of taxing districts situate therein



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authorized to raise and expend moneys for county or district
purposes.
Proof of Publication attached to the above bill.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bill No. 25-X('49), contained in the above
message, was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.
And House Bill No. 50-X('49), contained in the above
message, was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
Sept. 15, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. 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-
H. B. No. 32-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act author-
izing the reappraisal and revaluation of the taxable property
in Pinellas County, Florida; prescribing the rights, authori-
ties and duty of certain county officials in relation thereto
and repealing all laws in conflict therewith.
Proof of Publication attached to above bill.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bill No. 32-X('49), contained in the above
message, was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
Sept. 16, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. 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-
H. B. No. 45-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
a total of four (4) licenses to sell intoxicating beverages in
any county with a population not less than 2275 and not more
than 2285 according to the latest state census, but outside the
incorporated limits of any municipality in the aforesaid
counties; and excepting from the operation hereof all operators
of railroads, sleeping cars, steamships, buses and airplanes
obtaining licenses good throughout the State of Florida under
the beverage law of the State of Florida, and incorporated
clubs including social clubs, and caterers at horse or dog racing
plants as defined in the beverage law of the State of Florida,
and also exempting from the operation hereof certain hotels.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bill No. 45-X('49), contained in the above
message, was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.
COMMUNICATIONS
16 September 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Florida
Sir:
Request that I be excused from attendance upon the House
for the week beginning September 19th.
Respectfully,
T. M. Parker, Jr.
Representative
DeSoto County
Without objection, it was so ordered.



Sept. 16, 1949



INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS,
HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
AND MEMORIALS
By Messrs. Cobb and Sweeny of Volusia-
H. B. No. 91-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act relating
to identification of electors in counties having not less than
51,000 and not more than 85,000 population according to the
most recent State or Federal census.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Local Government.
By Messrs. Cobb and Sweeny of Volusia, Lantaff of Dade,
Nesmith of Wakulla, Simpson of Jefferson, Dekle of Taylor,
Dayton of Pasco, Whitlock of Alachua, Odham of Seminole
and David of Broward-
H. B. No. 92-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to estab-
lish a merit system of personnel administration for the civil
service of the State.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Governmental Reorganization.
By Mr. Hethcox of Lake-
H. B. No. 93-X('49) -A bill to be entitled An Act to fix and
define the corporate limits of the City of Eustis in Lake County,
Florida; to repeal Chapter 14033, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1929, entitled "An Act to fix and define the corporate limits
of the City of Eustis in Lake County, Florida, and to provide
for the collection of taxes levied upon lands embraced in
the territory comprehended and included within the limits
and boundaries prescribed in Chapter 14033, Laws of Florida
as aforesaid, and excluded pursuant to the provisions of
this Act"; and to provide for the collection of taxes levied
upon lands embraced in the territory comprehended and in-
cluded within the limits and boundaries prescribed in said
Chapter 14033, Laws of Florida as aforesaid, and excluded
pursuant to the provisions of this Act.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
93-X('49).
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. Odham of Seminole-
II. B. No. 94-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act relating
to social welfare: providing for liability of certain relatives
to support and procedure for enforcement; providing addi-
tional requirements for old age assistance and aid to depend-
ent children; providing for the administration and enforce-
ment of this Act; and providing an effective date.
Mr. Odham asked that the House consent by the Consti-
tutional two-thirds vote to the introduction of House Bill
No. 94-X('49).

When the vote was taken on the request for consent to the
introduction of House Bill No. 94-X('49), the result was:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker Cook Hendry McAlpin
Allen Copeland Hough McClure
Bollinger Courtney Hudson McMullen
Botts Dayton Johnson Melvin
Bryant Dekle Keith Merchant
Burnsed Dunn Lantaff Merritt
Carlton Frank Luckie Monahan
Cobb Haley Mathis Moody



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Morgan Scarborough Stewart Thornal
Odham Sellar Stockdale Usina
Pooser Slaughter Summers Wise
Roberts, J. P. Smith, M. B. Surles Yeomans
Rood Smith, W. A. Sweeny
Nays:
Andrews Collins Nesmith Saunders, S. D.
Beasley Douglas Okell Schuh
Bedenbaugh Dowda Papy Shepperd
Branch Fuqua Patton Simpson
Bridges Heath Pearce Smith, L. W.
Burton Hethcox Peeples Tapper
Burwell Lancaster, D. Phillips Williams
Carraway Lancaster, H. Roberts, Roy Wotitzky
Clement MacWilliam Saunders, D. H.
Ayes-51.
Nays-35.
So the request for consent to the introduction of House
Bill No. 94-X('49) was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.

EXPLANATION OF VOTE ON HOUSE BILL 94-X('49)
I voted aye on the introduction of House Bill 94-X('49) for
the sole purpose of having the House consider whether or not
our welfare program was being conducted in an efficient and
economical manner to the end that the maximum aid can be
given to the aged, the dependent children and the blind. The
House is not considering the merits or demerits of this
particular bill at this time.
Bill Lantaff
Representative, Dade County
By Messrs. David and Burwell of Broward-
H. B. No. 95-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act providing
for the appointment of a deputy constable in justice of the
peace District 2 of Broward County, Florida, and prescribing
the duties and providing for the compensation of such deputy
constable.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
95-X('49).
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. David and Burwell of Broward-
H. B. No. 96-X('49)-A bill to be entitled Ah Act providing
for the appointment of a deputy constable in justice of the
peace District 4 of Broward County, Florida, and prescribing
the duties and providing for the compensation of such deputy
constable.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the House.
Proof of Publication of notice attached to House Bill No.
96-X('49).
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. Dayton of Pasco, Lantaff of Dade, Branch of
Hillsborough, Nesmith of Wakulla, Moody of Hillsborough,
Bryant of Marion, Cobb of Volusia, Simpson of Jefferson,
Dekle of Taylor and Rood of Manatee-



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House Resolution No. 97-X('49)-A Resolution of the House
of Representatives of the State of Florida, declaring the sense
of said House with regard to economy and additional taxation.
WHEREAS, a determination of the sense of the House of
Representatives with regard to economy and additional tax-
ation would give direction to its efforts and greatly expedite
its labors, and
WHEREAS, the true temper of this house cannot be caught
within the confines of a single bill because of the multitude of
subjects and details involved, and
Whereas, an agreement as to general objectives at this time
would save much time and effort, Now Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENT-
ATIVES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
1. That it is the sense of the House of Representatives of
the State of Florida, that the solution of the present fiscal
problem of the State of Florida can and should be solved by
the following progressive actions:
A. Maximum economy should be effected-specifically:
(1) Central purchasing of State supplies should be pro-
vided for by Legislative Act.
(2) Tax collection agencies of the State should be con-
solidated into a department of revenue.
(3) A State merit system should be created for State
employees.
(4) State Boards, Bureaus, Departments or Commissions
should be consolidated where such consolidation
would result in more efficient and economical opera-
tion of State Governmental functions.
(5) A State Tax Commission should be created.
(6) Such other measures as the House may determine
to promote sound economy in Government, should
be passed.
B. The amount of revenue then needed should be determined
as accurately as possible.
C. The deficit, if any, should be met by additional taxes-
specifically:
(1) If practicable, the amount needed for the biennium
should be raised by spot taxes.
(2) If it is apparent that the amount needed is so great
that spot taxes would be impracticable, then such
revenue should be raised by a sales tax, either
limited or general.
D. In the event a sales tax either general or limited is deemed
necessary, the tax structure of the State and its several sub-
divisions should be revised so as to make such tax, to as great
an extent as possible, a replacement rather than an additional
tax, and thus more equitably distribute the tax burden of the
citizens of the State of Florida.
2. That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal
of the House of Representatives and a copy of such resolution
be given to the public press.
The Speaker held that House Resolution No. 97-X('49) was
within the purview of the Governor's Call and could be intro-
duced.
The resolution was read the first time by title and referred
to the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Miss Pearce of Highlands-
H. B. No. 98-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing
the annual compensation and the basis for computing the
amount thereof of superintendents of Public Instruction of
all counties in the State of Florida, having a population
of not less than 16,224 and of not more than 16,500, accord-
ing to the last State census, limiting the maximum and mini-
mum compensation of such superintendents of Public Instruc-
tion, prescribing the basic salaries of such superintendents
of Public Instruction according to certificate of rank and pre-
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Public Instruction according to instruction units in each of
said counties.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Local Government.
By Messrs. Papy of Monroe and Copeland of Collier--
H. B. No. 99-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to repeal
Chapter 25280, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1949, "An Act to
amend Section 2, of Chapter 13616, General Laws of 1929,
being an Act entitled: An Act to regulate the shipment
and catching of Stone crabs in the State of Florida; to pro-
vide a closed season for same and penalties for the violation
of this Act' ".
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Salt Water Fisheries.
By Messrs. Lantaff, Stockdale and Okell of Dade and Day-
ton of Pasco-
H. B. No. 100-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act relating
to appropriations made for the use of institutions under the
management of the State Board of Control, and requiring
that certain incidental funds be used for salaries and ex-
penses before use of appropriations made by the Legislature.
Mr. Lantaff asked that the House consent by the Con-
stitutional two-thirds vote to the introduction of House Bill
No: 100-X('49).
When the vote was taken on the request for consent to
the introduction of House Bill 100-X('49), the result was:



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



Douglas
Dowda
Elliott
Frank
Fuqua
Haley
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Johnson
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
McClure

David
Dunn
Heath
Henderson
Hudson
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.



McMullen
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Okell
Patton
Pearce
Phillips
Pooser
Roberts, J. P.

Mathis
McAlpin
McKendree
Papy
Parker
Roberts, Roy
Saunders, S. D.



Rood
Scarborough
Sellar
Slaughter
Stockdale
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Tapper
Thornal
Williams



Schuh
Shepperd
Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Whitlock
Yeomans



Ayes-54.
Nays-27.
So the request for consent to the introduction of House
Bill No. 100-X('49) was agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations.

By Mr. Sellar of Lake-
H. B. No. 101-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to pro-
vide for the raising of public revenue by certain sales and use
taxes; levying or authorizing the levy of certain taxes upon
the privilege of engaging in certain occupations, upon own-
ing, holding or using certain property, upon certain busi-
ness and commercial transactions and enterprises, and upon
the use of personal property; defining the duties of the
Comptroller of the State of Florida for the orderly adminis-
tration of this Act; providing that certain courts shall have



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jurisdiction to hear and determine causes incident to this
Act; providing for the reduction of the ad valorem tax rate
for school purposes in the several counties of the State;
providing penalties for the violation of the terms hereof and
repealing certain laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
Which was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Finance and Taxation.
By Mr. Sellar of Lake-
House Joint Resolution No. 102-X('49)-A Joint Resolution
proposing the amendment of Section Eight (8) of Article XII
of the Constitution of the State of Florida, relating to edu-
cation as an emergency amendment under authority of Section
Three (3) of Article XVII of the Constitution of the State
of Florida.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA:
That, the legislature of the State of Florida hereby finds
that an emergency exists requiring the submission of an
emergency amendment relating to education.
The following amendment of Section Eight (8) of Article
XII of the Constitution of the State of Florida relating to
education be and the same is hereby agreed to and shall be
submitted to the electors of the State of Florida, not less than
ninety days, nor more than one hundred and twenty days
from the date of passage hereof, at a special election to be
held for that purpose, for ratification or rejection. The said
Section Eight (8) of Article XII as amended, shall read as
follows:
"Section 8. Each county shall assess and collect a uni-
form and equal tax on all property within its limits, not
otherwise exempted by the Constitution, sufficient to
liquidate all school bonds issued prior to July 1, 1949;
but no levy of ad valorem taxes upon real or personal
property shall be made for any other school purpose
by any county or special district thereof or therein."
The joint resolution was read the first time in full and re-
ferred to the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
By Mr. Sellar of Lake-
H. B. No. 103-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act repealing
the payment of the intangible tax on obligations secured by
mortgages levied under Chapter 199, Florida Statutes.
Mr. Sellar asked that the House consent by the Constitu-
tional two-thirds vote to the introduction of House Bill
No. 103-X('49).
When the vote was taken on the request for consent to
the introduction of House Bill No. 103-X('49), the result was:



Ayes:
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Burnsed
Burton
Cobb
Collins
Copeland
Courtney
Dayton
Dekle
Nays:
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bronson
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cook
Ayes-45.
Nays-40.



Douglas
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Haley
Hendry
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
McAlpin

David
Fuqua
Hethcox
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
Mathis
McKendree
Melvin



McClure
McMullen
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Nesmith
Odham
Okell
Parker
Pooser
Roberts, J. P.

Morgan
Papy
Patton
Pearce
Roberts, Roy
Saunders, D. H.
Saunders, S. D.
Schuh
Shepperd
Simpson



Rood
Scarborough
Sellar
Slaughter
Smith, W. A.
Strayhorn
Summers
Sweeny
Thornal




Smith, L. W.
Smith, M. B.
Stewart
Stockdale
Surles
Tapper
Williams
Wise
Wotitzky
Yeomans



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So the request for consent to the introduction of House
Bill No. 103-X('49) was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
By Mr. Sellar of Lake-
H. B. No. 104-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act repeal-
Ing Section 201.08, Florida Statutes, relating to tax on promis-
sory notes, non-negotiable notes, and written obligations to
pay money.
Mr. Sellar asked that the House consent by the Constitu-
tional two-thirds vote to the introduction of House Bill No.
104-X('49).
When the vote was taken on the request for consent to the
introduction of House Bill No. 104-X('49), the result was:



Ayes:
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bridges
Burnsed
Burton
Cobb
Collins
Copeland
Dayton
Nays:
Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bronson
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Cook
Courtney
David
Ayes-37.
Nays-52.



Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Haley
Hendry
Hudson
Johnson
Keith


Douglas
Fuqua
Henderson
Hethcox
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McKendree
Melvin



McClure
McMullen
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Nesmith
Odham
Parker
Phillips



Pooser
Roberts, J. P.
Sellar
Slaughter
Summers
Sweeny
Thornal



Morgan Simpson
Okell Smith, L. W.
Papy Smith, M. B.
Patton Smith, W. A.
Pearce Stewart
Peeples Stockdale
Roberts, Roy Surles
Rood Tapper
Saunders, D. H. Whitlock
Saunders, S. D. Williams
Scarborough Wise
Schuh Wotitzky
Shepperd Yeomans



So the request for consent to the introduction of House Bill
No. 104-X('49) was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.

By Messrs. Lantaff, Okell and Stockdale of Dade-
H. B. No. 105-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to amend
Section 5 of Chapter 25363, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1949,
relating to the procedure for determining the amount to be
included for capital outlay and debt service in the Minimum
Foundation Program.
Mr. Lantaff asked that the House consent by the Consti-
tutional two-thirds vote to the introduction of House Bill
No. 105-X('49).
Pending consideration thereof,

Mr. Tapper moved that when the House adjourn, it adjourn
to reconvene at 2:00 P. M. today.
Pending consideration thereof,

Mr. Bryant offered a substitute motion that the House
adjourn at the completion of the order of the introduction of
bills, to reconvene at 10:00 A. M. Monday.
A roll call was ordered.

When the vote was taken on the substitute motion, the
result was:
Ayes:
Allen Bryant Douglas Hendry
Bedenbaugh Cobb Dowda Hough
Black Cook Dunn Hudson
Bollinger Copeland Elliott Johnson
Botts Dayton Frank Keith
Branch Dekle Haley Lancaster, H.



Luckie
McClure
McKendree
McMullen
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Nays:
Andrews
Beasley
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Ayes-50.
Nays-41.



Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Parker
Pooser
Rood

Courtney
David
Fuqua
Henderson
Hethcox
Lancaster, D.
Lantaff
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
Melvin



Scarborough
Sellar
Slaughter
Smith, M. B.
Smith, W. A.
Strayhorn
Summers



.Surles
Sweeny
Usina
Wise
Yeomans



Okell Simpson
Papy Smith, L. W.
Patton Stewart
Pearce Tapper
Phillips Thornal
Roberts, J. P. Whitlock
Roberts, Roy Williams
Saunders, D. H. Wotitzky
Saunders, S. D.
Schuh
Shepperd



So the substitute motion was agreed to.
Mr. Simpson moved that the Committee on Finance and
Taxation be granted an extension of three days from today
in which to consider all bills pending before that Committee.
Pending consideration thereof,
Mr. Pooser requested that, under Rule 8, Section 18, House
Bill No. 66-X('49) be withdrawn from the Committee on
Finance and Taxation and placed on the Calendar.
A point of order Was made that there was a motion before
the House.
Mr. Simpson withdrew his motion.
Mr. Melvin moved the previous question on the request of
Mr. Lantaff for consent to the introduction of House Bill No.
105-X('49).
The motion for the previous question was agreed to.
When the vote was taken on the request for consent to the
introduction of House Bill No. 105-X('49), the result was:



Ayes:
Allen
Botts
Branch
Bryant
Burnsed
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton
Nays:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Bridges
Bronson
Burton
Burwell
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Cook
Dekle
Douglas
Ayes-29.
Nays-59.



Dowda
Frank
Henderson
Lantaff
Luckie
McClure
McMullen
Merchant

Dunn
Elliott
Fuqua
Haley
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McKendree



Merritt
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Okell
Phillips
Pooser
Rood



Sellar
Smith, L. W.
Stockdale
Surles
Sweeny



Melvin Slaughter
Monahan Smith, M. B.
Moody Smith, W. A.
Papy Stewart
Parker Strayhorn
Patton Summers
Peeples Tapper
Roberts, J. P. Thornal
Roberts, Roy Usina
Saunders, D. H. Whitlock
Saunders, S. D. Williams
Scarborough Wise
Schuh Wotitzky
Shepperd Yeomans
Simpson



So the request for consent to the introduction of House Bill
No. 105-X('49) was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Simpson moved that the Committee on Finance and
Taxation be granted an extension of three days from today
in which to consider all bills pending before that Committee.
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Mr. Pooser raised the point of order that Mr. Simpson's
motion should have been made before the expiration of the
time allowed the Committee on Finance and Taxation for the
consideration of House Bill No. 66-X('49).
Mr. Simpson raised the point of order that House Bill No.
66-X('49) had been introduced on September 13, and the
time allowed the Committee for consideration would not ex-
pire until the end of this legislative day.
The Speaker held that the Rules of the Extraordinary Ses-
sion did not contain provision for the withdrawal of a bill
from a Committee by a Member. He observed that portion
of the provisions of Section 18 of Rule 8 of the Rules of the
Regular Session had been omitted in adopting the Rules of
the Extraordinary Session.
Mr. McClure raised the point of order that the time of
adjournment had arrived.
- Mr. Beasley raised the point of order that the House pre-
viously had agreed to adjourn upon the completion of the
order of introduction of bills, and that bills for introduction
still were on the desk.
The Speaker held Mr. Beasley's point of order was well
taken.
Mr. Beasley moved that when the House adjourns, it ad-
journs to reconvene at 2:15 P.M. today.
Pending consideration thereof,
Mr. McClure offered a substitute motion that the House
do now adjourn.
A point of order was raised on the precedence of motions
to adjourn, and the Speaker ruled that the time for reconven-
ing was not an element in the consideration of the priority
of motions to adjourn, but that this was determined by the
time for the proposed adjournment. He further held that a
motion to adjourn at a time certain takes precedence over a
motion to adjourn instanter.
Mr. McClure withdrew his substitute motion.
Mr. Bryant offered a substitute motion that the House do
now adjourn, to reconvene at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, Sep-
tember 19.
A roll call was ordered.



When the
result was:
Ayes:
Allen
Bedenbaugh
Bollinger
Botts
Bryant
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle
Douglas
Dowda
Dunn
Nays:
Andrews
Beasley
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Collins



vote was taken on the. substitute motion, the



Elliott
Frank
Haley
Hendry
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, H.
Luckie
McAlpin
McClure

Courtney
David
Fuqua
Henderson
Hethcox
Lancaster, D.
Lantaff
MacWilliam
Mathis
Melvin
Okell



McKendree
McMullen
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Pooser
Roberts, J. P.
Rood



Scarborough
Sellar
Slaughter
Smith, M. B.
Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Usina
Wise
Yeomans



Papy Smith, L. W.
Patton Smith, W. A.
Pearce Stockdale
Peeples Tapper
Phillips Thornal
Roberts, Roy Whitlock
Saunders, D. H. Williams
Saunders, S. D. Wotitzky
Schuh
Shepperd
Simpson



Mr. Black asked to be recorded as voting "Aye".
Ayes-49.
Nays-41.
So the substitute motion was agreed to.



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REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
September 16, 1949.
Mr. Okell of Dade, Vice-Chairman of the Committee on
Rules and Calendar., reports that the committee has care-
fully considered the following House Concurrent Resolution
and recommends that it not pass:
House Concurrent Resolution No. 84-X('49)-A Resolution
to prohibit lobbying by any person who is an employee of the
State of Florida, either temporarily or permanently by any
department of the State government, including attaches of
the State Legislature, and providing for forfeiture of em-
ployment and all salary due any such person upon conviction
by the Legislature.
And House Concurrent Resolution No. 84-X('49) contained
in the above report, was laid on the table under the rule.
September 16th, 1949.
Mr. Collins of Sarasota, Chairman of the Committee on
Constitutional Amendments, reports that the Committee has
carefully considered the following bill and recommends it pass:
House Joint Resolution No. 85-X(49)-A House Joint Reso-
lution proposing to amend Article V of the Constitution of the
State of Florida relating to the Judicial Department of the
government of the State of Florida.
And House Joint Resolution No. 85-X('49), contained in
the above report, was placed on the Calendar of Bills for
Second Reading.
ENGROSSING REPORTS
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 16, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Engrossing Clerk, to whom was referred, with amend-
ments-
H. R. No. 37-X('49)-A Resolution creating an interim
committee of the House of Representatives consisting of five
members to be appointed by the Speaker, to be known as the
House Committee to Study and Investigate Practices and Pro-
cedures of State Agencies; authorizing and directing said
committee to inquire into and investigate all institutions un-
der the Board of Control; and such other agencies, which
term shall include and mean all State offices, boards, bu-
reaus, commissions and institutions, as may be determined
by the Legislative Reference Bureau, other than institutions
under the Board of Control; granting such powers of inves-
tigation and subpoena of witnesses as is possessed by the Leg-
islative Reference Bureau; and directing the said committee
to make a report of its findings and recommendations to the
House of Representatives at the 1951 Regular Session of the
Florida State Legislature.
-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,
September 16, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Engrossing Clerk, to whom was referred, with amend-
ments-
H. B. No. 59-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act designating
and establishing a certain road in Pinellas County, Florida,
to be a state road.













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-begs leave to report same has been carefully examined and
found to be correctly engrossed.
Respectfully,
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Engrossing Clerk ex-officio
as Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives.
And House Bill No. 59-X('49), contained in the above report,
was ordered to be certified to the Senate.
ENROLLING REPORTS
House of Representatives
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 16, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Enrolling Clerk, to whom was referred-
House Bill No. 16-X('49)
House Bill No. 27-X('49)
House Bill No. 28-X('49)
"House Bill No. 29-X('49)
House Bill No. 31-X('49)
House Bill No. 52-X('49)
House Bill No. 32-X('49)
-begs leave to report same have been signed in open session
by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of the House of Repre-



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sentatives 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.
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 E. T. Lay, my occupation
is Manager, Florida Dairy Industry Association, and that I
am employed and appear in the interest of Same, whose ad-
dress is 220 Newnan Street, Jacksonville, Florida, and for the
following period Duration of Special Session (permanent em-
ployee).
E. T. LAY
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 16th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
The House adjourned at 1:08 P.M., to reconvene at 10:00
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Monday, September 19, 1949



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



The roll was taken and tl
orded present:
Ayes:
Mr. Speaker Dayton
Allen Dekle
Andrews Douglas
Beasley Dowda
Bedenbaugh Dunn
Black Elliott
Bollinger Frank
Botts Fuqua
Branch Haley
Bridges Heath
Bronson Henderson
Bryant Hendry
Burnsed Hethcox
Burton Hough
Burwell Hudson
Carlton Johnson
Carraway Keith
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:



he following Members were rec-



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, J. P. Williams
Roberts, Roy Wise
Rood Wotitzky
Saunders, D. H. Yeomans
Saunders, S. D.


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 health all thy dis-
eases; who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth
thee with loving kindness and tender mercies; who satisfieth
thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed
like the eagles.
Our Father, Thou hast granted unto us the privilege of
living today, and with life we have health and strength and
are clothed in our right minds, for which we give Thee grate-
ful praise.
Take us and use us in the work of our hands, and the
words of our mouths and the thoughts of our hearts for
Thy glory. For Christ's sake.-Amen.
Mr. Clement, as Chairman of the Committee on Rules
and Calendar, called up, under Section 5 of Rule 17, the
following report of the committee-



The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker, House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Sir:



September 16, 1949.



Your Committee on Rules and Calendar recommends that
the House adopt as a Special and Continuing Order of Busi-
ness at 11 A.M., September 19, 1949, House Bill No. 40-X,



and immediately following disposition of House Bill No. 40-X,
set House Bill No. 39-X and that immediately following dis-
position of House Bill No. 39-X set House Bill No. 80-X.
In meeting assembled to consider the foregoing recom-
mendations the vote was as follows:
Ayes: Okell, Burwell, Wotitzky, Tapper, McMullen, Sellar,
Carraway, Hendry, Thornal, Smith, Shepperd, Col-
lins, Beasley, Melvin, Luckie, Botts, Bryant, Papy,
Carlton, Black, Allen, Stewart, Nesmith, Bollinger
and Clement.
Nays: None.
Respectfully submitted,
Archie Clement, Chairman
Committee on Rules & Calendar.
-and moved its adoption.
The motion was agreed to, and the report was adopted.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Friday, September 16, was ordered cor-
rected and as corrected was approved.
Mr. Botts asked unanimous consent to now take up and
consider House Bill No. 80-X('49).
Without objection, it was so ordered.
H. B. No. 80-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 550.16, Florida Statutes 1941, as amended by Chap-
ter 21,744, Laws of Florida Acts of 1943 and Chapter 22,589,
Laws of Florida Acts of 1945, and Chapter 25,257, Laws of
Florida Acts of 1949, relating to pari-mutuel pools authorized
within enclosure at dog race tracks and providing that dog
race tracks having an average daily pari-mutuel pool of less
than $23,000.00 for the preceding racing season, shall be per-
mitted to operate pari-mutuel wagering upon the payment of
a daily license fee of $500.00 and providing for the distribu-
tion of the proceeds from said license tax; repealing all laws
or parts of laws in conflict herewith and fixing the effective
date of this Act.
-was taken up.
Mr. Botts moved that the rules be waived and House Bill
No. 80-X('49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote and House
Bill No. 80-X('49) was read a second time by title.
Amendment No. 1-
Mr. Botts of Escambia offered the following amendment to
House Bill No. 80-X('49):
In Section 1, line 71, of the bill, strike out the figures
"$175,00" and insert the following in lieu thereof: "$175,000".
Mr. Botts moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Botts moved that the rules be further waived and House
Bill No. 80-X('49), as amended, 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. 80-X('49), as amended, was read a third time in full.
When the vote was taken on the passage of the bill the
result was:
Ayes:



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



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



Mathis
McAlpin
McKendree
McMullen
Melvin
Merritt
Monahan
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Okell
Papy
ParKer
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Pooser
Roberts, J. P.
Roberts, Roy
Rood
Saunders, D. H.



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



McClure
Ayes-87.
Nays-1.
So the bill passed and was ordered immediately certified to
the Senate after engrossment by the Chief Clerk.

Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and the House
now proceed to the order of business of the Consideration of
Senate Messages.
A roll call was demanded.

When the vote was taken on the motion, the result was:
Ayes:



Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Cook
Nays:
Allen
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Bryant
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle
Douglas



Courtney
David
Dowda
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hudson
Lancaster, D.
Lantaff
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin

Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Haley
Hough
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, H.
Luckie
McClure



Melvin
Okell
Papy
Parker
Patton
Peeples
Phillips
Roberts, J. P.
Roberts, Roy
Saunders, D. H
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh

McKendree
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Pooser
Rood
Sellar
Slaughter



Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, W. A.
Stockdale
Tapper
Thornal
Whitlock
Williams
.Wise
Wotitzky
Yeomans


Smith, M. B.
Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Usina



.Ayes-51,
Nays-37.
The motion was not agreed to by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. MacWilliam moved that Senate Bill No. 56-X('49) be
withdrawn from the Committee on Local Government and
placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.



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The motion was agreed to, and Senate Bill No. 56-X('49)
was ordered withdrawn from the Committee on Local Govern-
ment and placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
Mr. MacWilliam moved that Senate Bill No. 57-X('49) be
withdrawn from the Committee on Local Government and
placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
The motion was agreed to, and Senate Bill No. 57-X('49)
was ordered withdrawn from the Committee on Local Govern-
ment and placed on the Calendar of Local Bills.
INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE BILLS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS,
HOUSE RESOLUTIONS, CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
AND MEMORIALS
By Messrs. Lantaff, Okell and Stockdale of Dade; Bryant
of Marion; Cobb of Volusia; Botts of Escambia; Burwell and
David of Broward; and Dayton of Pasco-
H. J. R. No. 106-X('49)-A Joint Resolution proposing an
amendment to Article IX of the Florida Constitution, by add-
ing thereto an additional section creating and establishing
a Florida State Tax Commission and fixing its powers, duties,
authority and jurisdiction in connection with taxation under
the laws of this State.
Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
The following amendment, creating and establishing a
Florida State Tax Commission, to Article IX of the Constitu-
tion of Florida, by adding thereto an additional section, to
be numbered by the secretary of state, the same being within
the purview of the governor's call for this extraordinary ses-
sion of the legislature, is agreed to and shall be submitted to
the electors of this state for ratification or rejection at the
general election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first
Monday in November, 1950, to wit:
Section -. Florida State Tax Commission created; mem-
bership, powers, duties, authority and jurisdiction, etc.
(1) A "Florida State Tax Commission" is created con-
sisting of the state comptroller, as a member ex officio of the
said commission who shall be its chairman, and six members
to be appointed by the governor; one from each congressional
district as the same exists at the time of the enactment of
this chapter in 1949. In selecting such six members of the
commission the governor may appoint any state or county
officer as a member thereof, the provisions of the state con-
stitution now existing notwithstanding.
(2) The term of two members of the first commission
appointed by the governor shall expire on the first Tuesday
after the first Monday in January, 1953, two on the first
Tuesday after the first Monday in January, 1955, and two
on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January, 1957;
after which all successor members shall be appointed for
terms of six years each, and until their successors are duly
appointed and qualified.
(3) The said State Tax Commission shall have the fol-
lowing powers, duties, authority and jurisdiction:
(a) To administer and supervise the tax laws of this
state and generally supervise and assist the tax assessors and
tax collectors in the performance of their duties.
(b) Under such regulations and within such limitations
as the legislature may prescribe, to prescribe and establish
systems of uniform tax assessment, collection and accounting
and make uniform the same in this state.
(c) To revise the tax levies and budgets of counties and:
other local governmental units, and equalize the assessment
and valuation of property in such counties and other local
governmental units.
(d) To make original assessments and valuations of tax-
able properties, including the taxable properties of public
utilities, as the legislature may prescribe.
(e) To readjust and equalize the valuations and assess-
ments of taxable properties among and between the several
counties and other governmental units of the state.
(f) To adjust and equalize, by individual properties,
blocks, subdivisions and larger areas of properties, and by
classifications of properties, the valuation and assessment
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(g) To adjust and equalize the valuation and assessment
of properties made by municipal corporations in this state
when authorized by the legislature.
(h) Make diligent investigation and inquiry concerning
the revenue laws and systems of other states and countries,
so far as the same are made known by published reports and
statistics, or can be ascertained by correspondence or other-
wise with the officers thereof, and with the aid and informa-
tion thus obtained, together with the experience and observa-
tions of the laws of this state, make recommendations to the
legislature of this state for suggesed changes and betterment
in the tax laws of this state.
(4) The commission shall issue such rules, regulations,
and orders, hold such hearings and investigations and sum-
mon such witnesses thereto, and take such other actions as
may be necessary for its organization and governance and
the exercise of its powers and the performance of its duties.
The orders, summons and regulations of the commission
respecting the valuation of property for taxation shall be
binding upon all persons, firms, corporations, public officials
and employees, and state and local units, agencies, and de-
partments of government, and shall be enforceable by the
courts of the state but subject to review thereby as to their
reasonableness.
(5) The legislature may enact laws in aid of, but not
inconsistent with, the provisions of this section, and all exist-
ing laws inconsistent herewith shall no longer remain in
force and effect. The legislature may prescribe more detailed
reasonable procedures and definitions for carrying out the
duties of the commission, and may vest additional duties,
powers, authority and jurisdiction in the commission.
The above joint resolution was offered for introduction and
decision on its admissibility was deferred until the next legis-
lative day.
By Mr. Cobb of Volusia-
H. R. No. 107-X('49)-A resolution to appoint an investi-
gating committee to investigate all investigating committees
assigned to investigate, or appoint investigators in the State
of Florida.
The resolution was read the first time by title and referred
to the Committee on Rules and Calendar.

By Mr. Papy of Monroe-
H. B. No. 108-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act requiring
the closing of all county offices in the court house in counties
of Florida having a population of more than 17,850 but less
than 19,200 according to the preceding State Census, from
each Friday at midnight until the following Monday morning,
except in cases of emergency and in cases of necessity as may
be directed by any official in charge of a particular office.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Local Government.

By Mr. Hethcox of Lake-
H. B. No. 109-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act relating
to the compensation and mileage of members of the Board
of Public Instruction in all counties of the State of Florida
having a population of not less than 27,000 and not more
than 27,500 according to the Federal Census for 1940.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to the
Committee on Local Government.

By Committee on Rules and Calendar-
House Resolution No. 110-X('49)-A Resolution concerning
the introduction of bills.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-
TIVES:



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Section 1. That after the adoption of this Resolution no bills,
except revenue measures and local bills shall be introduced
into the House without unanimous consent.
Section 2. That no Senate bills, other than revenue measures
and local bills shall be considered by the House except with
unanimous consent.
Section 3. This Resolution shall have the force and effect
of a Rule of the House.
-was read the first time by title.
Mr. Clement moved that the resolution be read the second
time in full.
The motion was agreed to, and the resolution was read the
second time in full.
Amendment No. 1-
The Committee on Rules and Calendar offered the following
amendment to House Resolution No. 110-X('49):
In Section 1, line 1, of the bill, strike out the words: "That
after the adoption Resolution" and insert the following in lieu
thereof: "That after September 20, 1949".
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of the amendment.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Clement moved the adoption of the resolution, as
amended.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the adoption of the resolution,
as amended, the result was:



Ayes:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bridges
Bronson
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Nays:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bryant
Burnsed
Cobb
Collins
Copeland
Courtney
Dayton
Dekle



Cook
David
Douglas
Fuqua
Heath
Henderson
Hethcox
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin

Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Haley
Hendry
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie



Melvin Shepperd
Okell Simpson
Papy Smith, L. W.
Patton Smith, W. A.
Peeples Tapper
Phillips Williams
Roberts, Roy Wotitzky
Saunders, D. H. Yeomans
Saunders, S. D.
Schuh



McClure
McKendree
McMullen
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Parker
Pearce
Pooser



Roberts, J. P.
Rood
Scarborough
Slaughter
Smith, M. B.
Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Thornal
Usina
Wise



Mr. Black asked to be recorded as voting "nay".
Ayes-38.
Nays-53.
The motion was not agreed to, and House Resolution No.
110-X('49), as amended, failed of adoption.
The hour of 11:00 A. M. having arrived, the House took up
the Special and Continuing Order Calendar set for that time.
CONSIDERATION OF THE SPECIAL AND CONTINUING
ORDER
H. B. No. 40-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to define
certain additional privileges, and to levy and provide for the
collection of privilege taxes upon sales of personal property,
upon admissions and upon rentals of real and personal
property; providing for certain exemptions; to define certain
words and terms used in this Act; to provide for the creation
and enforcement of liens upon real and personal property of
persons liable for the payment of such taxes; to authorize the
promulgation of rules and regulations for the administration
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from such taxes and to direct the payment of such monies
derived from such taxes to the general revenue fund of the
State of Florida, to the cost of administration and enforcement
of this Act and to provide for impounding any surplus revenue;
to provide for the operation of this Act in the event certain
provisions herein shall be held invalid; providing for an
effective date; to provide penalties for the violation of this
Act; and repealing Sections 204.03 and 204.04, Florida Statutes,
1941, and conflicting laws.
-was taken up, together with the following amendment to
the Substitute for Amendment No. 1, pending on Mr. Beasley's
motion to adopt-
Strike Section 8 of the bill and insert in lieu thereof the
following:
"Section 8. That the sale at retail, the use, the consump-
tion, the distribution, and the storage to be used or con-
sumed in this State, of the following tangible personal prop-
erty, is hereby specifically exempt from the tax imposed
by this Act:
Fresh meats.
Cured meats not otherwise processed.
Fresh fruit and fruit juices.
Fresh vegetables.



Grits
Eggs
Meal
Baking powder
Soda
Flour
Salt
Pepper
Milk
Coffee
Tea
Lard and Shortening
Oleo margarine

Butter
Bakery Products
Fish and other seafoods
Cocoa
Cigarettes
Alcoholic Beverages
Beer
Ice



Sugar
Syrup
Poultry
Soap and soap powders and
detergents
Fuel Oil
Caskets
Irish and Sweet potatoes
Frozen foods
Baby foods
Dried or cured vegetables and
Fruits
Honey
Citrus, fresh and processed



Water (not to include, however, mineral water or carbonat-
ed water, or any water put up in bottles, jugs, or other con-
tainers).
Newspapers.
School books and school lunches.
Motor fuel.
Also exempt are professional, insurance or personal service
transactions which involve sales as inconsequential elements
for which no separate charge is made, and likewise exempted
are all sales made to or by the United States of America,
the State of Florida, or any county or municipality within
the State and all sales made to or by any governmental
unit, State or Federal.
Medicine compounded in a retail establishment by phar-
macists licensed by the State of Florida according to an
individual prescription or prescriptions and refills written
by a practitioner of the healing arts licensed by the State of
Florida, or a sister State, and common household medicinal
remedies recommended and generally sold for the relief of pain,
ailment, distress or disorder of the human body, according
to a list prescribed, and approved by the State Board of
Health, which said list shall be certified to the Comptroller
and from time to time be included in the rules and regulations
promulgated by the Comptroller.



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The question recurred on Mr. Beasley's motion to adopt
the amendment to the Substitute for Amendment No. 1.
A roll call was ordered.
When the vote was taken, the result was:
Ayes:



Allen
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Cook
Copeland
Courtney
Nays:
Dekle
McClure



David
Dayton
Douglas
Dunn
Elliott
Fuqua
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis



McAlpin Scarborough
McKendree Schuh
McMullen Shepperd
Melvin Simpson
Merchant Smith, L. W.
Merritt Smith, M. B.
Moody Smith, W. A.
Nesmith Stewart
Odham Stockdale
Okell Summers
Papy Surles
Parker Tapper
Patton Usina
Pearce Whitlock
Peeples Williams
Roberts, J. P. Wise
Roberts, Roy Wotitzky
Saunders, D. H. Yeomans
Saunders, S. D.



Monahan Rood
Morgan Slaughter



Thornal



Mr. Strayhorn asked to be recorded as voting "aye".
Ayes-76.
Nays-7.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment to the
Substitute for Amendment No. 1 was adopted.
The question recurred on adoption of the Substitute, as
amended, for Amendment No. 1.

The motion was agreed to, and the Substitute, as amended,
for Amendment No. 1 was adopted.
The question recurred on Amendment No. 1, as amended by
the Substitute.
The motion was agreed to, and Amendment No. 1, as
amended by the Substitute, was adopted.
Amendment No. 2-
Messrs. Andrews of Orange, Beasley of Walton, Bronson of
Osceola, Burton and Roberts of Brevard, Burwell and David
of Broward, Carlton of Duval, Clement of Pinellas, Collins of
Sarasota, Cook of Flagler, Heath of Holmes, Lantaff, Okell
and Stockdale of Dade, MacWilliam of Indian River, Melvin
of Santa Rosa, Papy of Monroe, Pearce of Highlands, Phillips
of Hernando, Saunders of St. Lucie, Saunders of Clay, Schuh
of Pinellas, Shepperd of St. Johns, Simpson of Jefferson, Smith
of Palm Beach, Tapper of Gulf, Whitlock of Alachua, Wotitzky
of Charlotte offered the following amendment to House Bill
No. 40-X('49):
In Section 3(c), in the last un-numbered paragraph thereof
change the colon in the fifth from the last line to a period
and strike out the words: "nor shall the tax levied by this
Section apply to, be imposed upon or collected from any guest
of any hotel, apartment house or rooming house, as herein-
before defined when the rental charged is Two Dollars ($2.00)
or less, per day per room."
Mr. Beasley moved the adoption of Amendment No. 2.
A roll call was ordered.
When the vote was taken on the adoption of Amendment
No. 2, the result was:



Ayes:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black



Bridges
Bronson
Burton
Burwell



Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Collins



Cook
Courtney
David
Douglas



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Patton Simpson
Peeples Smith, L. W.
Phillips Stockdale
Roberts, Roy Tapper
Saunders, D. H. Thornal
Saunders, S. D. Whitlock
Scarborough Williams
Schuh Wise
Sellar Wotitzky
Shepperd Yeomans



lliam

n
e
en








a


dree
nt

an



Dowda Lantaff
Fuqua MacWi
Heath Mathis
Henderson McAlpi
Hendry McClur
Hethcox McMull
Hough Melvin
Hudson Moody
Lancaster, D. Okell
Lancaster, H. Papy
Nays:
Allen Elliott
Bollinger Frank
Botts Haley
Branch Johnsol
Bryant Keith
Cobb Luckie
Copeland McKen
Dayton Mercha
Dekle Merritt
Dunn Monahr
Ayes-56.
Nays-37.
The motion was ag
adopted.
Amendment No. 3-



:reed to, and Amendment No. 2 was



Mr. Odham of Seminole offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 40-X('49):
Strike out the enacting clause.
Mr. Odham moved the adoption of Amendment No. 3.
Pending consideration thereof,
Mr. Clement moved that when the House adjourn, it adjourn
to reconvene at 2:30 P. M. today.
Pending consideration thereof,
Mr. Bryant offered a substitute motion that the time of
adjournment be extended until final vote on Amendment No. 3,
and that when the House adjourns, it adjourn to reconvene
at 10:00 A. M. tomorrow.
Mr. Beasley called for a division of the question.
Mr. Bryant then moved that the time of adjournment be
extended until final vote on Amendment No. 3.
Pending consideration thereof,
Mr. McClure offered an amendment to the substitute motion
that the time of adjournment be extended until disposition of
any motion to reconsider the final vote on Amendment No. 3.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the amendment to the substi-
tute motion, the result was:



Ayes:
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bryant
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Nays:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell



Frank
Haley
Hough
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, H.
Luckie
McClure
McKendree
McMullen
Merchant
Merritt


Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Cook
Courtney
David
Douglas



Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Parker
Pooser
Roberts, J. P.
Rood
Scarborough
Sellar
Slaughter

Fuqua
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hudson
Lancaster, D.
Lantaff



Smith, M. B.
Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Usina
Wise
Yeomans




MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
Melvin
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce



Peeples Saunders, S. D. Smith, L. W. Thornal
Phillips Schuh Smith, W. A. Whitlock
Roberts, Roy Shepperd Stockdale Williams
Saunders, D. H. Simpson Tapper Wotitzky
Ayes-45.
Nays-48.
The motion was not agreed to, and the amendment to the
substitute motion failed of adoption.
The question recurred on the substitute motion.



When the
result was:
Ayes:
Allen
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bryant
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Nays:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Ayes-44.
Nays-46.



vote was taken on the substitute motion, the



Elliott
Frank
Haley
Hough
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, H.
Luckie
McClure
McKendree
Merchant
Merritt

Cook
David
Douglas
Fuqua
Heath
Henderson
Hendry.
Hethcox
Hudson
Lancaster, D.
Lantaff
MacWilliam



Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Pooser
Roberts, J. P.
Rood
Scarborough
Sellar
Slaughter
Smith, M. B.

Mathis
McAlpin
Melvin
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Roberts, Roy
Saunders, D. H.
Saunders, S. D.



Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Sweeny
Thornal
Usina
Wise
Yeomans





Schuh
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Smith, W. A.
Stockdale
Tapper
Whitlock
Williams
Wotitzky



The motion was not agreed to, and the substitute motion
failed of adoption.
The question recurred on the motion that when the House
adjourn, it adjourn to reconvene at 2:30 P. M. today.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
The question recurred on the motion by Mr. Odham to
adopt Amendment No. 3.
Pending consideration thereof,
Mr. Okell asked the consent of the House for him to be
excused from attendance on the Session this afternoon because
of an urgent matter, and announced he was pairing on
questions likely to come before the House during the continued
consideration of House Bill No. 40-X('49).
Without objection, Mr. Okell's absence was excused.
The question recurred on the motion by Mr. Odham to
adopt Amendment No. 3.
Pending consideration thereof,
Mr. Clement moved that the House do now adjourn.
The motion was agreed to, and at the hour of 12:59 P. M.
the House stood adjourned until 2:30 o'clock this afternoon.

AFTERNOON SESSION
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 2:30 P. M.
The roll was taken and the following Members were recorded
present:
Mr. Speaker Beasley Bollinger Bridges
Allen Bedenbaugh Botts Bronson



Andrews



Black



Branch



Bryant



82



Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Parker
Pearce
Pooser
Roberts, J. P.
Rood
Slaughter
Smith, M. B.



Smith, W. A.
Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Usina












Sept. 19, 1949



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Papy
Parker
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Pooser
Roberts, J. P.
Roberts, Roy
Rood



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



Burnsed Haley
Burton Heath
Burwell Henderson
Carlton Hendry
Carraway Hethcox
Clement Hough
Cobb Hudson
Collins Johnson
Cook Keith
Copeland Lancaster, D.
Courtney Lancaster, H.
David Lantaff
Dayton Luckie
Dekle MacWilliam
Douglas Mathis
Dowda McAlpin
Dunn McClure
Elliott McKendree
Frank McMullen
Fuqua Melvin
A quorum present.
Excused: Mr. Okell.



Mr. Clement, as Chairman of the Committee on Rules and
Calendar, called up under Rule 17, Section 5, the following
report-
September 19, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker, House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Sir:
Your Committee on Rules and Calendar recommends that
the House of Representatives convene and adjourn on the
dates and at the times as follows:
September 19 convene 2:30 P. M.-adjourn 5:00 P. M.
September 20 convene 10:00 A. M.-adjourn 1:00 P. M.
September 20 convene 2:30 P. M.-adjourn 5:30 P. M.
September 21 convene 10:00 A. M.-adjourn 1:00 P. M.
September 21 convene 2:30 P. M.-adjourn 5:30 P. M.
September 22 convene 10:00 A. M.-adjourn 1:00 P. M.
September 22 convene 2:30 P. M.-adjourn 5:30 P. M.
September 23 convene 10:00 A. M.-adjourn 1:00 P. M.
September 23 convene 2:30 P. M.-adjourn 5:30 P. M.
In meeting assembled to consider the foregoing recommenda-
tion the vote was as follows:
Ayes: Okell, Papy, Burwell, Wotitzky, Black, Cook, Allen,
Tapper, Stewart, Nesmith, Bollinger, Hough, Carraway, Hendry,
Thornal, Shepperd, Saunders, Collins, Beasley, Melvin, Roberts,
Luckie, Johnson, Simpson, Bryant and Clement.
Nays-None.
Respectfully submitted,
ARCHIE CLEMENT, Chairman
Committee on Rules & Calendar.
-and moved its adoption.
The motion was agreed to, and the report was adopted.

CONTINUATION OF SPECIAL AND CONTINUING ORDER
H. B. No. 40-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to define
certain additional privileges, and to levy and provide for the
collection of privilege taxes upon sales of personal property,
upon admissions and upon rentals of real and personal
property; providing for certain exemptions; to define certain
words and terms used in this Act; to provide for the creation
and enforcement of liens upon real and personal property of
persons liable for the payment of such taxes; to authorize the
promulgation of rules and regulations for the administration
and enforcement of this Act; to appropriate monies derived
from such taxes and to direct the payment of such monies
derived from such taxes to the general revenue fund of the



State of Florida, to the cost of administration and enforcement
of this Act and to provide for impounding any surplus revenue;
to provide for the operation of this Act in the event certain
provisions herein shall be held invalid; providing for an
effective date; to provide penalties for the violation of this
Act; and repealing Sections 204.03 and 204.04, Florida Statutes,
1941, and conflicting laws.
-was taken up, together with the following pending amend-
ment-
Amendment No. 3.
"Strike out the enacting clause."
The question recurred on the motion by Mr. Odham to
adopt Amendment No. 3.
Pending consideration thereof,
Mr. Clement moved that the time of adjournment be ex-
tended until after final vote on Amendment No. 3.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
The question recurred on the motion by Mr. Odham to
adopt Amendment No. 3.
Pending consideration thereof,
Mr. McClure moved that the time of adjournment be ex-
tended until after final vote on Amendment No. 3 and the
offering of another amendment.
Pending consideration thereof,
Mr. Tapper offered a substitute motion that the time of
adjournment be extended until after roll call on the final
passage of House Bill No. 40-X('49).



A roll call
When the v
result was:
Ayes:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bridges
Bronson
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Nays:
Allen
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bryant
Burnsed
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle
Douglas
Dowda
Mr. Merritt



was demanded.
'ote was taken


Collins
Cook
David
Fuqua
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Lancaster, D.
Lantaff
MacWilliam

Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Haley
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, H.
Luckie
McAlpin
McClure
asked to be n



on the substitute motion, the



Mathis
McMullen
Melvin
Nesmith
Papy
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Phillips
Roberts, Roy
Saunders, D. H.



Saunders, S. D.
Schuh
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Stockdale
Tapper
Thornal
Whitlock
Wotitzky



Merchant Smith, 1
Monahan Stewart
Moody Strayhor
Morgan Summers
Odham Surles
Parker Sweeny
Pooser Usina
Roberts, J. P. Williams
Rood Wise
Scarborough Yeomans
Sellar
Slaughter
recorded as voting "nay".



I.B.

I



Mr. Nesmith asked that his vote be changed from "aye"
to "nay".
Mr. Black asked that his vote be changed from "aye" to
"nay".
Ayes-41.
Nays-49.
The motion was not agreed to, and the substitute motion
failed of adoption.
The question recurred on the motion by Mr. McClure that
the time of adjournment be extended until after final vote



Saunders, D. H. Wise
Saunders, S. D. Wotitzky
Scarborough Yeomans



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Sept. 19, 1949



on Amendment No. 3 and the offering of another amend-
ment.
A roll call was ordered.
When the vote was taken on the motion, the result was:



Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Haley
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
Mathis
McAlpin


Clement
Collins
Cook
David
Douglas
Fuqua
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox



McClure
McMullen
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Parker
Pooser
Roberts, J. P.
Rood



Scarborough
Sellar
Slaughter
Smith, M. B.
Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Usina
Williams
Wise
Yeomans



Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bryant
Cobb
Copeland
Courtney
Dayton
Dekle
Dowda
Nays:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Ayes-52.
Nays-40.



The motion was agreed to, and the time of adjournment
was extended until after final vote on Amendment No. 3 and
the offering of another amendment.
The question recurred on the motion by Mr. Odham to
adopt Amendment No. 3.
A roll call was ordered.

When the vote was taken on the motion to adopt Amend-
ment No. 3, striking the enacting clause from House Bill No.
40-X('49), the result was:



Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Haley
Hudson
Johnson
Lancaster, H.
Luckie
McClure
McKendree


Courtney
David
Douglas
Dowda
Fuqua
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lantaff
MacWilliam



McMullen
Merchant
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Pooser
Roberts, J. P.
Rood



Slaughter
Smith, M. B.
Smith, W. A.
Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Usina



Mathis Scarborough
McAlpin Schuh
Melvin Sellar
Merritt Shepperd
Okell Simpson
Papy Smith, L. W.
Parker Stockdale
Patton Tapper
Pearce Thornal
Peeples Whitlock
Phillips Williams
Roberts, Roy Wise
Saunders, D. H. Wotitzky
Saunders, S. D. Yeomans



The motion was not agreed to, and Amendment No. 3 failed
of adoption.



EXPLANATIONS OF VOTE ON HOUSE BILL NO. 40-X('49)
I am reminded of the more than 7,000 patients in our
Mental Institutions and the 100,000 very worthy old people of
our state, and the 30,000 helpless widows and children, plus the
very worthy Educational program, that this legislature voted
two years ago, as well as the future progress of Florida as a
whole. And feeling that there is no other way out, in this
critical period of State financing, I therefore, for this reason,
vote yes on this Bill.
R. M. MERRITT
Representative, Escambia County
The explanation of my negative vote on the amendment to
strike the enacting clause from House Bill No. 40-X('49), I
wish to say that my vote was cast the way the majority of
the people of my county desired me to vote.
The bill is far from good, but for the present, since we are
unable to reduce the enormous Appropriation Bill, it will have
to do. It will at least broaden our State Tax base and distribute
the tax burden more fairly.
TIM M. SELLAR
Representative, Lake County
Amendment No. 4-
Mr. McClure of Pinellas offered the following amendment
to House Bill No. 40-X('49):
In Section 3, Sub-section (c), beginning on page 8 of the
bill, strike out all of said Sub-section (c).
Mr. McClure moved the adoption of Amendment No. 4.
Pending consideration thereof,
The point of order was raised that the time for adjournment
had arrived.
The Speaker held the point was well taken.
ENGROSSING REPORTS
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 19, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Engrossing Clerk, to whom was referred, with amend-
ments-
H. B. No. 80-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 550.16, Florida Statutes 1941, as amended by Chapter
21,744, Laws of Florida Acts of 1943 and Chapter 22,589, Laws
of Florida Acts of 1945, and Chapter 25,257, Laws of Florida
Acts of 1949, relating to pari-mutuel pools authorized within
enclosure at dog race tracks and providing that dog race tracks
having an average daily pari-mutuel pool of less than $23,000.00
for the preceding racing season, shall be permitted to operate
pari-mutuel wagering upon the payment of a daily license fee
of $500.00 and providing for the distribution of the proceeds
from said license tax; repealing all laws or parts of laws in
conflict herewith and fixing the effective date of this Act.
-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-X('49), contained in the above report,
was ordered to be certified to the Senate.
ENROLLING REPORTS
House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Florida
September 19, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Enrolling Clerk, to whom was referred-



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Lancaster, D. Saunders, S. D.
MacWilliam Schuh
Melvin Shepperd
Papy Simpson
Patton Smith, L. W.
Pearce Stockdale
Peeples Tapper
Phillips Thornal
Roberts, Roy Whitlock
Saunders, D. H. Wotitzky



Ayes:
Mr. Speaker
Allen
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bryant
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle
Nays:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Cook
Ayes-39.
Nays-56.












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House Bill No. 25-X('49)
House Bill No. 45-X('49)
House Bill No. 50-X('49)
-begs leave to report same have been signed in open session
by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of the House of Repre-
sentatives and by the President and Secretary of the Senate,
and this day present to the Governor for his approval.
Very respectfully,
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Enrolling Clerk ex officio as
Chief Clerk of the
House of Representatives.
The following registration with the Chief Clerk was made
under Rule 14.



Sept. 19, 1949



E OF REPRESENTATIVES 85

I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is Carl T. Johnson, my occu-
pation is Secretary, Treasurer, Gen. Mgr. Pensacola Kennel
Club, and that I am employed by and appear in the interest
of Pensacola Kennel Club, whose address is Pensacola, Florida,
and for the following period Duration of Special Session.
CARL T. JOHNSON
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 19th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
At the hour of 6:08 P.M., the House stood adjourned until
10:00 o'clock tomorrow morning.














EXTRAORDINARY SESSION


JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES



Tuesday, September 20, 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:



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



A quorum present.
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, Roy Wise
Rood Wotitzky
Saunders, D. H. Yeomans
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh


offered by the Reverend J. L.



O God, our Father, we give Thee thanks for this new day
and for Thy mercy that has been ours. Grant us forgiveness
of sins and the power and grace to serve Thee acceptably.
We are reminded in Thy holy word that "except the Lord
build the house they labor in vain who build it; except the
Lord keep the city the watchman waketh in vain." O Lord, be
pleased to labor with these men today and may that which is
done be the work of the invisible, yet omnipotent hand of the
Almighty, and all wise, Eternal God.
Unless Thou art with us we labor in vain, and the work of
our hands will fail. We plead for the presence of our God. In
Christ's name. Amen.
Mr. Clement, as Chairman of the Committee on Rules and
Calendar, called up, under Section 5 of Rule 17, the following
report of the committee-
September 20, 1949.
Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker, House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Sir:
Your Committee on Rules and Calendar recommends that
the House adopt as the Order of the Day for September 20,
1949, the order of business as follows:
That immediately following Receiving of Communica-
tions the House consider Senate Messages, and immediately
following consideration of Senate Messages the House
consider House Bill No. 40-X, and that immediately fol-
lowing consideration of House Bill No. 40-X the House
consider House Bill No. 39-X.



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



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In meeting assembled to consider the foregoing recommenda-
tions the vote was as follows:
Ayes: Okell, Burwell, Wotitzky, Cook, Tapper, Sellar, Carra-
way, Smith, Shepperd, Saunders, Melvin, Yeomans, Luckie,
Simpson, Carlton, Black and Clement.
Nays: Hough, Botts, Bryant and Nesmith.
Respectfully submitted,
ARCHIE CLEMENT, Chairman
Committee on Rules & Calendar.
-and moved its adoption.
The motion was agreed to, and the report was adopted.
Mr. Roberts of Bradford asked to be recorded present.
CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Friday, September 16, was ordered cor-
rected as follows:
On Page 63, Column 2, Line 31, counting from top of the
page, strike out "line 8" and insert "lines 9, 10 and 11".
On Page 74, strike out the last nine lines in Column 1 and
the first five lines in Column 2 and insert the following:
"By Mr. Sellar of Lake-
H. B. No. 101-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to pro-
vide for the raising of public revenue by certain sales and use
taxes; levying or authorizing the levy of certain taxes upon
the privilege of engaging in certain occupations, upon own-
ing, holding or using certain property, upon certain busi-
ness and commercial transactions and enterprises, and upon
the use of personal property; defining the duties of the
Comptroller of the State of Florida for the orderly adminis-
tration of this Act; providing that certain courts shall have
jurisdiction to hear and determine causes incident to this
Act; providing for the reduction of the ad valorem tax rate
for school purposes in the several counties of the State;
providing penalties for the violation of the terms hereof and
repealing certain laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith."
The Journal for Friday, September 16, as corrected, was
approved.
The Journal for Monday, September 19, was ordered cor-
rected as follows:
On Page 79, Column 2, counting from top of the page,
strike out Line 13 and insert the following:
"By Messrs. Lantaff, Okell and Stockdale of Dade; Bryant
of Marion; Cobb of Volusia; Botts of Escambia; Burwell and
David of Broward; and Dayton of Pasco-"
The Journal for Monday, September 19, as corrected, was
approved.
Mr. Okell moved that the House do now reconsider the
vote on Friday by which Senate Bill No. 25-X('49) failed of
the Constitutional two-thirds consent for introduction.
The motion was agreed to, and the vote was reconsidered.
The question recurred on Mr. Okell's request that the
House consent by the Constitutional two-thirds vote to the
introduction of Senate Bill No. 25-X('49).












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Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
Senate Bill No. 25-X('49):
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 192.06, Florida
Statutes, relating to the exemption of certain properties from
ad valorem taxes, and excluding properties held and operated
for profit from the right to exemption under said section as
amended.
The bill was read the first time by title and referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Mr. Copeland moved that House Bill No. 99-X('49) be
withdrawn from the Committee on Salt Water Fisheries and
placed on the Calender.
The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 99-X('49)
was ordered withdrawn from the Committee on Salt Water
Fisheries and placed on the Calendar.
MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE
The following messages from the Senate were received and
read:
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 16, 1949
The Honorable Perry E. 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-
H. B. No. 90-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 27, Chapter 25342, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1949,
which regulates the size, weight and equipment of certain
motor vehicles using the highways of this state, so as to
permit the operation upon such highways of certain vehicles
which may not be in conformity of said Act, for a certain
period of time.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bill No. 90-X('49) contained in the above mes-
sage, was referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.

SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 16, 1949
The Honorable Perry E. 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-
Senate Bill No. 59-X('49):
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the County Tax
Assessor and County Tax Collector of St. Johns County, Flor-
ida, to act as the Tax Assessor and Tax Collector for the
Town of Hastings; providing for the method of assessing and
collecting municipal taxes; providing for the County Com-
missioners to act as the municipal Board of Equalization;
prescribing the duties and powers of the Tax Assessor and
Tax Collector necessary to carry out the provisions of this
Act and providing for the abolition of the offices of Town Tax
Collector and Town Tax Assessor for the Town of Hastings,
and providing for a local referendum.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.



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SE OF REPRESENTATIVES 87

And Senate Bill No. 59-X('49) contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by title and ordered placed on
the Local Calendar.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 16, 1949
The Honorable Perry E. 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 elected to the
Senate for the 1949 Extraordinary Session of the Legislature:
Senate Bill No. 61-X('49):
A bill to be entitled An Act for the relief of Columbus
Green of Orange Park, Florida, and authorizing the Board
of County Commissioners of Clay County, Florida, to make
provisions for such relief.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Introduction of the bill was not agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the House.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 16, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. 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-
Senate Bill No. 62-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act establishing the fees of the
Clerk of the Criminal Court of Record of Broward County
in felony and misdemeanor cases and in civil cases wherein
said clerk functions as Clerk of the County Court.
SProof of Publication attached to above bill.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 60-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act repealing Chapter 19715, Laws
of Florida, 1939, creating and establishing the City of Canaveral
in Brevard County, Florida, and providing for a referendum.
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. 62-X(49).
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.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
And Senate Bill No. 62-X('49), contained in the above
message, was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Local Calendar.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
And Senate Bill No. 60-X(49), contained in the above
message, was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Local Calendar.
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SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 16, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. 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-
Senate Bill No. 63-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act to authorize and empower the
zoning director of Duval County, Florida, to charge and collect
a fee for the issuance of each building permit for the con-
struction, moving, reconstruction or structural alteration of
any building and the installation of any pump or tank, in
the unincorporated area of said county; fixing the fees therefore
and providing that such fees be paid into the general fund of
the county and to be used for county purposes, providing for
certain exemptions; providing for the giving of affidavits pre-
requisite to the issuance of permits and for the enforcement
of this Act and for penalties for violation 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. 63-X(49).
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.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
And Senate Bill No. 63-X(49), contained in the above
message, was read the first time by title and ordered placed
on the Local Calendar.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 16, 1949.
The Honorable 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 passed-
Senate Bill No. 58-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Section 236.33, Florida
Statutes, relating to taxation for school purposes.
Also-
Senate Bill No. 42-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act adding a new and additional
section to Chapter 73, Florida Statutes, relating to eminent
domain proceedings and providing that the court shall have
jurisdiction and control over taxes and tax proceedings as
to lands involved in eminent domain proceedings and that
such tax proceedings may be stayed by the court pending
the determination of the eminent domain proceeding.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
And Senate Bill No. 58-X(49), contained in the above
message, was read the first time by title and was referred to
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Consideration of the admissibility of Senate Bill No. 42-X(49)
was informally passed.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 19, 1949.
The Honorable 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 passed-
Senate Bill No. 20-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act designating and declaring all
public roads and bridges now in existence, or which will be
hereafter constructed or built, by the several counties of the
State of Florida to be general public projects and undertakings
and as state roads for the purpose of receiving and partici-
pating in the benefits of the Act passed at this session of the
Legislature, imposing an additional tax on gasoline or other
like products of petroleum and designated "Secondary Roads
Assistance Act of 1949."
Also-
Senate Bill No. 50-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act amending Sections 330.08,
330.13 and 330.23, Florida Statutes 1941, as amended relating
to the registration of aircraft and providing for an increase
in the rate charged certain aircraft and for the disposition
of registration monies collected.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Mr. Clement asked that the House consent by the Con-
stitutional two-thirds vote to the introduction of Senate
Bill No. 20-X('49).

A roll call was ordered

When the vote was taken on the request for consent to
the introduction of Senate Bill No. 20-X('49), the result was:



Ayes:
Andrews
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Cook
Courtney
David
Dayton
Douglas
Dowda
Nays:
Allen
Botts
Bryant
Cobb
Ayes-69.
Nays-14.
The request
No. 20-X('49)
House.



Dunn
Fuqua
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin
McClure

Copeland
Dekle
Frank
Haley



McKendree Shepperd
McMullen Simpson
Melvin Slaughter
Merritt Smith, L. W.
Monahan Smith, M. B.
Moody Smith, W. A.
Nesmith Strayhorn
Okell Surles
Papy Tapper
Parker Thornal
Patton Usina
Peeples Whitlock
Roberts, Roy Williams
Saunders, D. H. Wotitzky
Saunders, S. D. Yeomans
Scarborough
Schuh
Sellar



Merchant
Morgan
Odham
Pooser



Rood
Sweeny



for consent to the introduction of Senate Bill
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Senate Bill No. 20-X('49) was read the first time by title
and referred to the Committee on Public Roads.
Consideration of the admissibility of Senate Bill No. 50-X
('49), contained in the above message, was informally passed.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 19, 1949.
The Honorable 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 passed-
Senate Bill No. 65-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act to provide for reduction of ad
valorem tax millage in any year whenever the assessment
valuation of property has been raised above that for the
previous year on the basis of the full cash value thereof in
all counties in the State of Florida having a population of
not less than 150,000 and not more than 250,000, according
to the last State Census.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the House.
And Senate Bill No. 65-X('49) contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by title and was referred to the
Committee on Local Government.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 19, 1949.
The Honorable 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 passed-
Senate Bill No. 69-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act designating and establishing
certain State Roads in Highlands County, Florida.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds
vote of the House.
And Senate Bill No. 69-X('49) contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by title and was referred to the
Committee on Public Roads.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 19, 1949.
The Honorable 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 passed-
Senate Bill No. 66-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act providing that the City Com-
mission of the City of West Palm Beach may assess the total



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net cost of increased trash collection service occasioned by
certain natural calamities against all lands in the city, in-
cluding homesteads, on some equitable or uniform basis; pro-
viding the manner in which such assessments shall be equal-
ized and paid, prescribing interest rates, due dates and pro-
viding means for enforcing such assessments; repealing all
laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith; providing when
this Act shall be effective; and for other purposes.
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.
Consideration of the admissibility of Senate Bill No.
66-X('49) was informally passed.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 19, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. 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-
Senate Bill No. 67-X('49):
A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing and empowering
any drainage district located in any county in the State of
Florida having a population of not less than 19,020 and not
more than 19,330 according to the last State census, to com-
promise, adjust, cancel and settle delinquent sinking fund
and maintenance drainage taxes together with accrued pen-
alties, costs and interests thereon for the years 1924 to 1945,
both inclusive, at a sum equal to ten (10%) per cent thereof,
upon payment in full, in cash, of all sinking fund and main-
tenance drainage taxes together with accrued penalties, costs,
and interest thereon, for the years 1946, 1947, 1948 and 1949;
and authorizing the Board of Supervisors of any such drain-
age district to receive such payments in full settlement of
such drainage taxes; and providing further for written per-
mission of the holders of seventy-five (75%) per cent of the
district bonds before any such drainage district may proceed
to adjust and settle such taxes under the provisions of this
Act; and other matters relating to the drainage taxes in any
such county.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
And Senate Bill No. 67-X('49) contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by title and was referred to
the Committee on Local Government.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 19, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. 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-
Senate Bill No. 17'-X('49):
A bill to be entitled An Act to define certain additional privi-
leges, and to levy and provide for the collection of privilege
taxes upon sales of personal property, upon admissions and
upon rentals of real and personal property; providing for cer-
tain exemptions; to define certain words and terms used in
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upon real and personal property of persons liable for the
payment of such taxes; to authorize the promulgation of rules
and regulations for the administration and enforcement of
this Act; to appropriate monies derived from such taxes and
to direct the payment of such monies derived from such taxes
to the General Revenue Fund of the State of Florida, to the
cost of administration and enforcement of this Act and to pro-
vide for impounding any surplus revenue; to provide for the
operation of this Act in the event certain provisions herein
shall be held invalid; providing for an effective date; to pro-
vide penalties for the violation of this Act; and repealing Sec-
tions 204.03 and 204.04, Florida Statutes, 1941, and conflicting
laws.
And respectfully requests the concurrence of the House
therein.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
Introduction of the bill was agreed to by a two-thirds vote
of the House.
And Senate Bill No. 17-X('49) contained in the above mes-
sage, was read the first time by title and was referred to
the Committee on Finance and Taxation.
Mr. Clement moved that Senate Bill No. 17-X('49) be
withdrawn from the Committee on Finance and Taxation and
placed on the Calendar.
The motion was agreed to, and Senate Bill No. 17-X('49)
was ordered withdrawn from the Committee on Finance and
Taxation and placed on the Calendar.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 19, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. 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 elected to the
Senate for the 1949 Extraordinary Session of the Legislature:
Senate Bill No. 68-X('49):
A bill to be entitled An Act providing for the relief of the
Bank of Blountstown by a payment from funds of the Board
of Public Instruction of Calhoun County.
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.
Consideration of the admissibility of Senate Bill No.
68-X('49) was informally passed.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 20, 1949.
The Honorable 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 passed-
H. B. No. 12-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act designat-
ing and establishing a certain State Road in Saint Lucie
County, Florida.
Also-
H. B. No. 43-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act to provide
for the use of voting machines for all elections in Orange
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governing authorities to purchase, lease, or rent machines
for election purposes.
Proof of Publication attached to above bill.
Also-
H. B. No. 44-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act relating
to the establishment and creation of fire control districts in
certain parts of Orange County, Florida; providing for the
levying of taxes for the payment of costs and expenses; and
providing for a referendum thereon within Districts.
Proof of Publication attached to above bill.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 20, 1949.
The Honorable 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 passed-
H. B. No. 65-X('49)--A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
the Board of County Commissioners of DeSoto County, Florida
to annually levy a rate of millage not to exceed two mills
against all of the taxable property in said county, for the
purpose of bridge construction, maintenance, and repair
thereof in DeSoto County, Florida.
Proof of Publication attached to above bill.

Also-
H. B. No. 68-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act author-
izing the Board of County Commissioners of Martin County,
Florida, to contribute not to exceed five hundred ($500.00)
dollars annually for the support and maintenance of one non-
profit organization in each community in Martin County,
Florida, and authorizing a tax levy for such purpose.
Proof of Publication attached to above bill.
Also-
H. B. No. 70-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act ratifying,
confirming, validating and legalizing the assessments and
valuations of properties and levies of taxes made by the Town
of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Broward County, Florida, for the
year 1948, and authorizing the collection of said taxes in the
manner provided by law.
Proof of Publication attached to above bill.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 20, 1949.
The Honorable 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 passed-
H. B. No. 81-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act author-
izing the City Commission of the City of DeLand, Florida,
to establish and create by ordinance, a pension annuity and
retirement system for any or all groups of officers and em-
ployees employed by said city; to provide benefits under in-
surance contracts issued by a carrier authorized to do business
in Florida; to provide for contribution to the costs thereof
on an actuarial basis; to provide for the manner in which
officers and employees may come under the operation of said















system; to provide for repayment to members leaving the
service of the city; to provide for contributions into said sys-
tem by the City of DeLand in an amount necessary to create
an adequate pension plan.
Proof of Publication attached to above bill.
Also-
H. B. No. 76-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 1 and Section 4 of Chapter 24618, Laws of Florida,
Acts of 1947, entitled, "An Act affecting the government of
the City of Jacksonville by creating and providing for a
recreation department and board for said City, prescribing
its power and duties and authorizing the issuance of revenue
certificates to finance the cost of providing recreational facili-
ties"; so as to remove the limitation placed upon the pay-
ment of salaries and to increase the authorization for the
issuance of revenue certificates from two hundred thousand
dollars to nine hundred fifty thousand dollars.
Proof of Publication attached to above bill.
Also-
H. B. No. 75-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
the City of Jacksonville to acquire real estate for the extension
of recreational facilities; requiring the sum of one hundred
thousand dollars ($100,000.00) to be set up in the annual
budget each year for four years in a recreational facilities fund
for the purpose of acquiring such real estate, and requiring the
use of such funds exclusively for such purpose; and authorizing
the execution and issuance of certain instruments secured
solely by a pledge of the moneys in such fund for the acquisi-
tion of such real estate.
Proof of Publication attached to above bill.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.

SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 20, 1949.
The Honorable 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 passed-
H. B. No. 30-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act prescrib-
ing the amount and authorizing the compensation to be paid
to and received by the Chairman and other Members of County
Boards of Public Instruction in Counties of the State of
Florida having not less than Nine Hundred instruction units
nor more than One Thousand Four Hundred and Fifty in-
struction units according to the last annual computation of
such units made as prescribed by Section 29 of Chapter 23726,
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947; providing for the payment of
expenses of such board members and specifying the effective
date of said Act.
Proof of Publication attached to above bill.

Also-
H. B. No. 51-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act providing
that in all counties having a population of more than 2900
and not more than 2975 according to the last State Census,
the members of the Board of County Commissioners shall
receive a salary of twelve hundred ($1200) dollars per year,
each payable in twelve equal installments out of and from
the General Revenue Fund of said county and repealing all
laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
Also-
H. B. No. 61-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act fixing the
annual salary of the tax assessor and tax collector for all
counties having a population of not less than 4975, or more



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than 5065, according to the most recent State Census, and
repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 20, 1949.
The Honorable 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 passed by the required Con-
stitutional two-thirds vote of all members elected to the Senate
for the 1949 Extraordinary Session of the Legislature-
H. B. No. 42-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act for the
relief of Mrs. Louise Thrasher, widow of former constable
T. F. Thrasher, deceased; A. F. Graves, deputy constable; and
E. G. Duckworth, justice of the peace, both of District No. 1,
Orange County, Florida, for certain court costs and expenses
of said justice of the peace court.
Proof of Publication attached to above bill.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
SENATE CHAMBER
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 20, 1949.
The Honorable 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 passed-
H. B. No. 72-X('49)--A bill to be entitled An Act authorizing
the City Commission of the City of Jacksonville to lease
advertising space on its parking meters and the stands sup-
porting said meters.
Proof of Publication attached to above bill.
Also-
H. B. No. 73-X('49)--A bill to be entitled An Act amending
Section 6 of Chapter 18610, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of
1937, as amended by Section 5 of Chapter 19902, Laws of
Florida, Special Acts of 1939, and as further amended by
Section 2 of Chapter 21320, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of
1941, entitled, "An Act providing for pensions for employees
of the City of Jacksonville."
Proof of Publication attached to above bill.
Very respectfully,
ROBT. W. DAVIS,
Secretary of the Senate.
And House Bills Nos. 12-X('49), 43-X('49), 44-X('49),
65-X('49), 68-X('49), 70-X('49), 81-X('49), 76-X('49),
75-X('49), 30-X('49), 51-X('49), 61-X('49), 42-X('49),
72-X('49) and 73-X('49), contained in the above messages,
Were referred to the Chief Clerk for enrollment.

Mr. Beasley moved that the House stand in recess until
11:15 A. M.
The motion was agreed to, and at 10:45 A. M. the House
stood in recess.
The House reconvened at 11:15 A. M.
Mr. Clement, as Chairman of the Committee on Rules
and Calendar, called up, under Section 5 of Rule 17, the fol-
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September 20, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Florida.
Sir:
Your Committee on Rules and Calendar recommends that
the House adopt as a Special and Continuing Order Senate
Bill No. 17-X(49) upon reconvening at 11:15 A. M., Septem-
ber 20, 1949.
In meeting assembled to consider the foregoing recom-
mendation the vote was as follows:
Ayes: Okell, Burwell, Wotitzky, Cook, Tapper, Sellar, Hough,
Carraway, Hendry, Thornal, Bronson, Smith, Shep-
perd, Saunders, Collins, Beasley, Melvin, Roberts,
Yeomans, Johnson, Simpson, Bryant, Papy, Carlton,
Nesmith, McKendree and Clement.
Nays: Luckie, Botts, Black, Allen, and Stewart.
Respectfully submitted,
ARCHIE CLEMENT, Chairman
Committee on Rules & Calendar.
-and moved its adoption.
The report was agreed to, and the report was adopted.
Senate Bill No. 17-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act to define certain additional privi-
leges, and to levy and provide for the collection of privilege
taxes upon sales of personal property, upon admissions and
upon rentals of real and personal property; providing for cer-
tain exemptions; to define certain words and terms used in
this Act; to provide for the creation and enforcement of liens
upon real and personal property of persons liable for the
payment of such taxes to authorize the promulgation of rules
and regulations for the administration and enforcement of
this Act; to appropriate monies derived from such taxes and
to direct the payment of such monies derived from such taxes
to the General Revenue Fund of the State of Florida, to the
cost of administration and enforcement of this Act and to pro-
vide for impounding any surplus revenue; to provide for the
operation of this Act in the event certain provisions herein
shall be held invalid; providing for an effective date; to pro-
vide penalties for the violation of this Act; and repealing Sec-
tions 204.03 and 204.04, Florida Statutes, 1941, and conflicting
laws.
-was taken up.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and Senate
Bill No. 17-X(49) be read a second time by title.
The motion was agreed to by a two thirds vote and Senate
Bill No. 17-X(49) was read a second time by title.
Pending consideration thereof,
Mr. Beasley moved that the House stand in recess until
12 o'clock noon.
The motion was agreed to, and at 11:27 A. M. the House
stood in recess.
The House reconvened at 12 o'clock noon.
Senate Bill No. 17-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act to define certain additional privi-
leges, and to levy and provide for the collection of privilege
taxes upon sales of personal property, upon admissions and
upon rentals of real and personal property; providing for cer-
tain exemptions; to define certain words and terms used in
this Act; to provide for the creation and enforcement of liens
upon real and personal property of persons liable for the
payment of such taxes to authorize the promulgation of rules
and regulations for the administration and enforcement of
this Act; to appropriate monies derived from such taxes and
to direct the payment of such monies derived from such taxes
to the General Revenue Fund of the State of Florida, to the
cost of administration and enforcement of this Act and to pro-
vide for impounding any surplus revenue; to provide for the



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operation of this Act in the event certain provisions herein
shall be held invalid; providing for an effective date; to pro-
vide penalties for the violation of this Act; and repealing Sec-
tions 204.03 and 204.04, Florida Statutes, 1941, and conflicting
laws.
-was taken up, on second reading.
Amendment No. 1-
Messrs. Beasley of Walton, Schuh of Pinellas, and McAlpin
of Hamilton, offered the following amendment to Senate
Bill No. 17-X(49):
Strike out all of Section 8 of the engrossed bill, and insert
in lieu thereof the following:
"Section 8. That the sale at retail, the use, the con-
sumption, the distribution, and the storage to be used or
consumed in this State, of the following tangible personal
property, is hereby specifically exempt from the tax imposed
by this Act:
"Fresh meats, cured meats not otherwise processed, fresh
fruit and fruit juices, fresh vegetables, grits, eggs, meal,
baking powder, soda, flour, salt, pepper, milk, coffee, tea,
lard and shortening, oleomargarine, butter, bakery products,
fish and other seafoods, cocoa, cigarettes, alcoholic beverages,
beer, ice, sugar, syrup, poultry, soap and soap powders and
detergents, fuel oil, caskets, irish and sweet potatoes, frozen
foods, baby foods, dried or cured vegetables and fruits, honey,
citrus, fresh and processed, seeds, feeds, fertilizers, water (not
to include, however, mineral water or carbonated water, or
any water put up in bottles, jugs, or other containers), news-
papers, school books and school lunches, motor fuel.
"Also exempt are professional, insurance or personal serv-
ice transactions which involve sales as inconsequential ele-
ments for which no separate charge is made, and likewise
exempted are all sales made to or by the United States of
America, the State of Florida, or any county or municipality
within the State and all sales made to or by any govern-
mental unit, State or Federal.
"Medicine, compounded in a retail establishment by phar-
macists licensed by the State of Florida according to an indi-
vidual prescription or prescriptions and refills written by a
practitioner of the healing arts licensed by the State of
Florida, or a sister State, and common household medicinal
remedies recommended and generally sold for the relief of
pain, ailment, distress or disorder of the human body, accord-
ing to a list prescribed, and approved by the State Board of
Health, which said list shall be certified to the Comptroller
and from time to time be included in the rules and regula-
tions promulgated by the Comptroller.
Mr. Beasley moved the adoption of Amendment No. 1.
The motion was agreed to, and Amendment No. 1 was
adopted.
Amendment No. 2.
Messrs. Stewart of Hendry, Strayhorn of Lee and Slaughter
of Suwannee, offered the following amendment to Senate
Bill No. 17-X('49).
At the end of Section 8 as amended of the above bill insert
the following sentence: "There shall be exempt from the pro-
visions of this act all materials, supplies, machinery and equip-
ment (including replacements) used, consumed or applied in
the planting, cultivating, producing, hauling and transporting
to processing plant and first processing of any agricultural
commodity as defined in this act."
Mr. Stewart moved the adoption of Amendment No. 2.
A roll call was ordered.



Ayes:
Allen
Bollinger
Botts
Bryant
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton



Dekle
Dowda
Elliott
Frank
Haley
Johnson
McKendree



Monahan
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Pearce
Peeples
Pooser



Rood
Scarborough
Smith, M. B.
Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Sweeny



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David
Douglas
Dunn
Fuqua
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
MacWilliam



Mathis Schuh
McAlpin Sellar
McClure Shepperd
McMullen Simpson
Melvin Smith, L. W.
Merchant Smith, W. A.
Merritt Stockdale
Papy Surles
Parker Tapper
Patton Thornal
Phillips Whitlock
Roberts, J. P. Williams
Roberts, Roy Wise
Saunders, D. H. Wotitzky
Saunders, S. D. Yeomans



The motion was not agreed to, and Amendment No. 2 was
not adopted.
Amendment No. 3.
Messrs. Tapper of Gulf, Collins of Sarasota, Schuh and
Clement of Pinellas, offered the following amendment to
Senate Bill No. 17-X('49).
In Section 8 of the engrossed bill, as amended, at the end
of said Section, insert the following paragraph:
"Articles of clothing, including shoes, hats and underwear,
where the price at which the same is sold is Ten Dollars
($10.00) or less, on any single item thereof: provided, that
sales of articles of clothing ordinarily sold or offered for sale
as a pair, or as a suit or ensemble, shall be considered single
items under this exemption."
Mr. Collins moved the adoption of Amendment No. 3.
Pending consideration thereof,

Amendment to Amendment No, 3.
Mr. Henderson of Leon, offered the following amendment
to Amendment No. 3 to Senate Bill No. 17-X('49).
After the word "exemption" strike the period and add the
following "provided fabrics by the yard classified as wearing
apparel fabrics shall be included in the term articles of
clothing."
Mr. Henderson moved the adoption of the amendment to
Amendment No. 3.
The motion was agreed to, and the amendment to Amend-
ment No. 3 was adopted.
The question recurred on the motion to adopt Amendment
No. 3, as amended.
Pending consideration thereof,

Mr. Clement raised the point of order that the time had
arrived for the introduction of guests.
The Chair held the point was well taken.

Mr. Wise moved that a committee of three be appointed
to escort to the rostrum the Honorable Bob Sikes, Member
of Congress from the Third District, and Mrs. Sikes.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.
The Chair appointed Messrs. Wise, Melvin and Yeomans
as the committee to escort Congressman and Mrs. Sikes
to the rostrum, where they were presented.
Mr. Collins introduced the Honorable John R. Peacock, a
former Member of the House.

Mr. Clement moved that the House do now adjourn.

The motion was agreed to, and at the hour of 12:55 P.M.,
the House stood adjourned until 2:30 P.M. today.



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



The roll was taken and
orded present:



Nays:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Cook
Courtney
Ayes--28.
Nays-60.



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



the following Members were rec-

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, J. P. Williams
Roberts, Roy Wise
Rood Wotitzky
Saunders, D. H. Yeomans
Saunders, S. D.



A quorum present.

Senate Bill No. 17-X('49):
A bill to be entitled An Act to define certain additional privi-
leges, and to levy and provide for the collection of privilege
taxes upon sales of personal property, upon admissions and
upon rentals of real and personal property; providing for cer-
tain exemptions; to define certain words and terms used in
this Act; to provide for the creation and enforcement of liens
upon real and personal property of persons liable for the
payment of such taxes to authorize the promulgation of rules
and regulations for the administration and enforcement of
this Act; to appropriate monies derived from such taxes and
to direct the payment of such monies derived from such taxes
to the General Revenue Fund of the State of Florida, to the
cost of administration and enforcement of this Act and to pro-
vide for impounding any surplus revenue; to provide for the
operation of this Act in the event certain provisions herein
shall be held invalid; providing for an effective date; to pro-
vide penalties for the violation of this Act; and repealing Sec-
tions 204.03 and 204.04, Florida Statutes, 1941, and conflicting
laws.
was taken up, together with the following pending amend-
ment, as amended:
Amendment No. 3, as amended.

Messrs. Tapper of Gulf, Collins of Sarasota, Schuh and
Clement of Pinellas, offered the following amendment to
Senate Bill No. 17-X('49).

In Section 8 of the engrossed bill, as amended, at the end
of said section, insert the following paragraph:

"Articles of clothing, including shoes, hats and underwear,
where the price at which the same is sold is Ten Dollars
($10.00) or less, on any single item thereof: provided, that
sales of articles of clothing ordinarily sold or offered for
sale as a pair, or as a suit or ensemble, shall be considered
single items under this exemption, provided fabrics by the
yard classified as wearing apparel fabrics shall be included
in the term articles of clothing."
Mr. Beasley moved the previous question on the adoption
of Amendment No. 3, as amended.
The motion was agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion by Mr. Collins to adopt
Amendment No. 3, as amended.
A roll call was ordered.



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



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When the vote was taken, the result was:



Ayes:
Andrews Dunn
Beasley Fuqua
Bedenbaugh Heath
Black Henderson
Branch Hendry
Bridges Hethcox
Bronson Hudson
Burnsed Keith
Burwell Lancaster, D.
Carlton Lancaster, H
Carraway Lantaff
Clement MacWilliam
Collins McKendree
Cook McMullen
David Melvin
Dowda Merritt
Nays:
Allen Dayton
Bollinger Dekle
Bryant Douglas
Burton Elliott
Cobb Frank
Copeland Haley
Courtney Hough
Ayes-64.
Nays-26.
The motion was agreed
amended, was adopted.



Moody Simpson
Nesmith Slaughter
Okell. Smith, L. W.
Papy Smith, M. B.
Parker Smith, W. A.
Patton Stewart
Pearce Stockdale
Peeples Surles
Phillips Tapper
Roberts, J. P. Thornal
Roberts, Roy Usina
Saunders, D. H. Whitlock
Saunders, S. D. Williams
Scarborough Wise
Schuh Wotitzky
Shepperd Yeomans



Johnson
Luckie
McClure
Merchant
Monahan
Morgan
Odham



Pooser
Rood
Sellar
Summers
Sweeny



to, and Amendment No. 3, as



Mr. McAlpin asked to be recorded present.
Amendment No. 4-
Messrs. Nesmith of Wakulla, Schuh of Pinellas, Dunn of
Dixie, Shepperd of St. Johns, Patton of Franklin, Botts of
Escambia, Wise of Okaloosa, Mathis and Courtney of Bay,
Usina of St. Johns, Phillips of Hernando, Hough and Stray-
horn of Lee, Wotitzky of Charlotte, Stewart of Hendry,
Yeomans of Citrus, Tapper of Gulf, Melvin of Santa Rosa,
McKendree of Nassau and Allen of Levy offered the following
amendment to Senate Bill No. 17-X(49):
In Section 8, as amended, at the end of said section add,
"There is also exempt from the provisions of this Act ships,
nets and other equipment used directly in and by licensed
commercial fisheries and fishermen."
Mr. Nesmith moved the adoption of Amendment No. 4.
The motion was agreed to, and Amendment No. 4 was
adopted.
Amendment No. 5-
Messrs. Johnson and Scarborough of Gadsden offered the
following amendment to Senate Bill No. 17-X(49):
At the end of Amended Section 8, add the following: "Also
exempt shall be cheesecloth to be used for shading tobacco."
Mr. Scarborough moved the adoption of Amendment No. 5.
The motion was agreed to, and Amendment No. 5 was
adopted.
Amendment No. 6-
Messrs. Tapper of Gulf, Schuh of Pinellas and Collins of
Sarasota offered the following amendment to Senate Bill
No. 17-X(49):
In Section 8, line 12, of the bill, as amended by Amendment
No. 1, between the words "fresh and processed" and the word
"seeds" insert the words "canned foods".
Mr. Schuh moved the adoption of Amendment No. 6.
A roll call was demanded.

When the vote was taken on the motion to adopt Amend-
ment No. 6, the result was:



Ayes:
Allen
Andrews
Bedenbaugh
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Clement
Cobb
Courtney
Dekle
Dowda
Dunn
Fuqua
Haley
Nays:
Beasley
Bollinger
Botts
Bryant
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Cook
S Ayes-57.
Nays-33.
The motion
adopted.



Heath
Hendry
Hough
Hudson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Luckie
Mathis
McAlpin
McKendree
McMullen
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan

Copeland
David
Dayton
Douglas
Elliott
Frank
Henderson
Hethcox
Johnson



Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Okell
Papy
Parker
Patton
Phillips
Roberts, J. P.
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh
Sellar
Simpson

Lantaff
MacWilliam
McClure
Pearce
Peeples
Pooser
Roberts, Roy
Rood
Saunders, D. H.



Slaughter
Smith, M. B.
Stockdale
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Usina
Whitlock
Williams
Wise
Yeomans




Shepperd
Smith, L. W.
Smith, W. A.
Stewart
Tapper
Thornal



was agreed to, and Amendment No. 6 was



Amendment No. 7-
Mr. Slaughter of Suwannee offered the following amend-
ment to Senate Bill No. 17-X(49):
In Section 8 as amended add the following paragraph: "The
following personal property is hereby specifically exempt from
the tax imposed by this Act, to wit: machines and equipment
used in plowing, planting, cultivating and harvesting crops."
Mr. Slaughter moved the adoption of Amendment No. 7.
The motion was agreed to, and Amendment No. 7 was
adopted.
Amendment No. 8-
Mr. Monahan of Sumter offered the following amendment
to Senate Bill No. 17-X(49):
After Section 3, of the bill, add: "That all citizens of the
State of Florida receiving funds or assistance from the State
Welfare Board be exempt from the provisions of this bill
paying a sales tax on proof they are receiving welfare assist-
ance."
Mr. Monahan moved the adoption of Amendment No. 8.



A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken
ment No. 8, the result was:



Ayes:
Allen
Bollinger
Botts
Cobb
Copeland
Nays:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burwell
Carlton



Elliott
Haley
Luckie
Merchant
Monahan

Carraway
Clement
Collins
Cook
Courtney
David
Dayton
Dekle
Douglas
Dowda



on the motion to adopt Amend-



Morgan
Nesmith
Pooser
Roberts, J. P.
Stewart

Dunn
Fuqua
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Keith
Lancaster, H.



Strayhorn
Summers
Sweeny



Lantaff
MacWilliam
McAlpin
McClure
McKendree
McMullen
Melvin
Merritt
Odham
Okell



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Papy Saunders, D. H. Slaughter Thornal
Patton Saunders, S. D. Smith, L. W. Usina
Pearce Scarborough Smith, M. B. Whitlock
Peeples Schuh Smith, W. A. Williams
Phillips Sellar Stockdale Wotitzky
Roberts, Roy Shepperd Surles Yeomans
Rood Simpson Tapper
Ayes-18.
Nays-67.
The motion was not agreed to, and Amendment No. 8 was
not adopted.
Amendment No. 9.
Messrs. Lantaff, Okell and Stockdale of Dade, offered the
following amendment to Senate Bill No. 17-X('49).
In Section 23, page 52 of the bill: Renumber Section 23
so as to read Section 24 and add a new Section 23 to read
as follows:
"SECTION 23. Nothing herein contained shall be con-
strued as repealing any general or special act authorizing a
municipality to levy a special tax upon admission tickets
which said tax is now being levied by such municipality."
Mr. Lantaff moved the adoption of Amendment No. 9.
The motion was agreed to, and Amendment No. 9 was
adopted.

Amendment No. 10.
Mr. McClure of Pinellas, offered the following amend-
ment to Senate Bill No. 17-X('49).
In Section 3, Subsection (c), beginning on Page 8, of
the bill strike out all of said Sub-section (c), (d) and (e).
Mr. McClure moved the adoption of Amendment No. 10.
A roll call was ordered.
When the vote was taken on the motion to adopt Amend-
ment No. 10, the result was:



Ayes:
Allen Dowda
Bollinger Dunn
Botts Elliott
Burnsed Frank
Cobb Haley
Copeland McClure
Dayton McKendree
Dekle Merchant
Douglas Monahan
Nays:
Andrews David
Beasley Fuqua
Bedenbaugh Heath
Black Henderson
Bridges Hendry
Bronson Hethcox
Burton Hudson
Burwell Johnson
Carlton Keith
Carraway Lancaster, D.
Clement Lancaster, H.
Collins Lantaff
Cook Luckie
Courtney MacWilliam
Ayes-33.
Nays-53.
The motion was not agreed
not adopted.



Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Pooser
Roberts, J. P.
Rood
Scarborough
Slaughter



Smith, M. B.
Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny



McAlpin Sellar
Melvin Shepperd
Merritt Simpson
Okell Smith, L. W.
Papy Stockdale
Parker Tapper
Patton Thornal
Pearce Whitlock
Peeples Williams
Phillips Wotitzky
Roberts, Roy Yeomans
Saunders, D. H.
Saunders, S. D.
Schuh



to, and Amendment No. 10 was



Amendment No. 11.
Messrs. Smith and Surles of Polk, offered the following
amendment to Senate Bill No. 17-X('49).



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In Section 8 as amended, add a new paragraph to read as
follows:
"There is also exempted from the tax imposed by this
Act all supplies, fertilizer, sprays, equipment and machinery
used in the cultivating and production of citrus."
Mr. Smith of Polk moved the adoption of Amendment
No. 11.
The motion was agreed to, and Amendment No. 11 was
adopted.
Amendment No. 12.
Messrs. Okell of Dade, and Schuh of Pinellas, offered the
following amendment to Section 8 of Senate Bill No. 17-X(49).
As amended: At the end of paragraph three (3) following
the words "any governmental unit State or Federal" and
insert the following "Likewise exempted are admissions to
places of amusement operating under the supervision of the
State Racing Commission."
Mr. Okell moved the adoption of Amendment No. 12.
The motion was agreed to, and Amendment No. 12 was
adopted.
Amendment No. 13.
Messrs. Whitlock of Alachua, Tapper of Gulf, Collins of
Sarasota, Clement and Schuh of Pinellas and Nesmith of
Wakulla, offered the following amendment to Senate Bill
No. 17-X('49).
In Section 8, as amended, of the engrossed bill, Add the
following unnumbered paragraph:
"Articles sold or leased to or by Churches or other religious,
educational or charitable institutions in the course of their
customary religious or charitable activities."
Mr. Whitlock moved the adoption of Amendment No. 13.
The motion was agreed to, and Amendment No. 13 was
adopted.
Amendment No. 14-
Mr. Merchant of Madison offered the following amend-
ment to Senate Bill No. 17-X(49):
In Section 22, line 1, of the bill, Between the word "Sec-
tion" and the numbers "204.03" insert the following: "204.02,"

Mr. Merchant moved the adoption of Amendment No. 14.
The motion was not agreed to, and Amendment No. 14 was
not adopted.

Amendment No. 15-
Messrs. Keith of Martin, and Black of Alachua, offered the
following amendment to Senate Bill No. 17-X(49):
In Section 8, as amended, at the end of line 8, after the
word "Cocoa" add "meals costing $1.00 or less"
Mr. Black moved the adoption of Amendment No. 15.
A roll call was ordered.
When the vote was taken on the motion to adopt Amend-
ment No. 15, the result was:
Ayes:
Allen Douglas MacWilliam Slaughter
Black Dowda McAlpin Smith, W. A.
Bollinger Dunn McKendree Stewart
Botts Elliott Merchant Strayhorn
Branch Frank Merritt Summers
Bryant Haley Monahan Surles
Burwell Hethcox Nesmith Sweeny
Cobb Hough Odham Tapper
Copeland Johnson Parker Usina
David Keith Pooser Whitlock
Dayton Lancaster, D. Rood Wise
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Nays:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Bridges
Bronson
Burnsed
Burton
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Ayes-47.
Nays-42.
The motion
adopted.



Cook
Courtney
Fuqua
Heath
Henderson
Hendry
Hudson
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Mathis
McClure



McMullen Sellar
Moody Shepperd
Papy Simpson
Patton Smith, L. W.
Pearce Smith, M. B.
Peeples Stockdale
Phillips Thornal
Roberts, Roy Wotitzky
Saunders, D. H. Yeomans
Scarborough
Schuh



was agreed to, and Amendment No. 15 was



Amendment No. 16-
Messrs. Beasley of Walton, Collins of Sarasota, Schuh of
Pinellas, Tapper of Gulf, Andrews of Orange and Melvin of
Santa Rosa, offered the following amendment to Senate Bill
No. 17-X(49):
In Section 14 of the engrossed bill, add the following para-
graph at the end of said Section:
"All hearings authorized hereunder to be conducted by the
Comptroller shall be held in the County of the residence of
the persons liable for the tax or in the County where such
person maintains his or its principal place of business. Pro-
vided, however, that any such hearing may, with the consent
of such person, be held at any place in the State of Florida
designated by the Comptroller."

Mr. Melvin moved the adoption of Amendment No. 16.
The motion was agreed to, and Amendment No. 16 was
adopted.

Amendment No. 17-
Mr. Luckie of Duval, offered the following amendment to
Senate Bill No. 17-X(49):
In Section 8 as amended, line 7, of the bill, after the word:
"milk" insert the following: "and milk products".

Mr. Luckie moved the adoption of Amendment No. 17.
The motion was agreed to, and Amendment No. 17 was
adopted.

Amendment No. 18.
Mr. Pooser of Jackson, offered the following amendment
to Senate Bill No. 17-X('49).
In Section 8, of the bill, strike out Section 8 and amend-
ments.
Mr. Pooser moved the adoption of Amendment No. 18.
The motion was not agreed to, and Amendment No. 18
was not adopted.
Amendment No. 19.
Messrs. Frank of Marion, Burnsed of Baker, Strayhorn of
Lee, and Stewart of Hendry, offered the following amend-
ment to Senate Bill No. 17-X('49).
Add Section 24.
That this Act is an emergency revenue measure and shall
be of no force and effect from and after June 30, 1951.
Mr. Frank moved the adoption of Amendment No. 19.
Pending consideration thereof,
Mr. Clement moved that the House adjourn at 5 o'clock.
The motion was agreed to, and it was so ordered.



REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
September 20, 1949.
Mr. Shepperd of St. Johns, Chairman of the Committee on
Appropriations, reports that the Committee has carefully
considered the following bill and recommends that it pass
as amended:
H. B. No. 100-X('49)-A bill to be entitled An Act relating
to appropriations made for the use of institutions under the
management of the State Board of Control, and requiring
that certain incidental funds be used for salaries and ex-
penses before use of appropriations made by the Legislature.
Which amendment reads as follows:
Amendment No. 1.
In Section 1, line 2, of the bill, after the word "institutions"
insert the following: other than Agricultural Experiment
Stations,
And House Bill No. 100-X('49) contained in the above re-
port, together with Committee amendment thereto, was placed
on the Calendar of Bills for Second Reading.
ENROLLING REPORTS
House of Representatives,
Tallahassee, Florida,
September 20, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sir:
Your Enrolling Clerk, to whom was referred-
House Bill No. 90-X('49)
-begs leave to report same has been signed in open session
by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk of the House of Repre-
sentatives 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,
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 Ralph A. Marsicano, my
occupation is Attorney-at-Law, and that I am employed B
and appear in the interest of City of Tampa, whose address is
Tampa, Fla., 508 First National Bank Bldg., and for the follow-
ing period Duration of Extra Session.
RALPH A. MARSICANO
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 20th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large,
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
I desire to register under the terms of Rule Fourteen of
the House of Representatives.
I do solemnly swear my name is E. E. Brady, my occupa-
tion is Livestock dealer, and that I am employed by and
appear in the interest of The taxpayers, whose address is
Sanford, Florida, and for the following period Duration of
Special Session.
E. E. BRADY
State of Florida,
County of Leon.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 20th day of Sep-
tember, A. D. 1949.
LAMAR BLEDSOE,
Notary Public, State of Florida at Large,
My Commission expires Nov. 28, 1949.
The time of adjournment having arrived, the House stood
adjourned at 5 o'clock until ten o'clock tomorrow morning.














EXTRAORDINARY SESSION



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES




Wednesday, September 21, 1949



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



The roll was taken and
corded present:



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



A quorum present.
Excused: Mr. Henderson.

The following prayer was
Hunter, Chaplain:



the following Members were re-

McClure 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
Papy Strayhorn
Parker Summers
Patton Surles
Pearce Sweeny
Peeples Tapper
Phillips Thornal
Pooser Usina
Roberts, J. P. Whitlock
Roberts, Roy Williams
Rood Wise
Saunders, D. H. Wotitzky
Saunders, S. D. Yeomans
Scarborough



offered by the Reverend J. L.



O Lord, God Almighty, to Thee be honor and glory world
without end. Not only with our lips may we offer praise but
with our daily living let us reflect the inner attitudes of our
hearts, and with our whole mind and soul praise Thy Holy
Name.
We thank Thee for the privilege of being here this morning,
to begin another day's work in the Legislature of our State.
Bless all our leaders, our Governor, the Speaker of the House,
and the Members of the House. Bless every one who has a
part in this session of the Legislature. Bless the people for
whom we are laboring and may the things we do here really
be for the interest of all the people. Pardon our sins for
Christ's sake. Amen.
Mr. Johnson asked to be recorded present.
Mr. Clement, as Chairman of the Committee on Rules and
Calendar, called up, under Section 5 of Rule 17, the following
report of the committee-
September 21, 1949.
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Florida.
Sir:
Your Committee on Rules and Calendar recommends that
the House adopt as a Special and Continuing Order of Busi-
ness Senate Bill No. 17-X(49) immediately following the
Receiving of Communications for September 21, 1949.



In meeting assembled to consider the foregoing recommen-
dation the vote was as follows:
Ayes: Burwell, Carlton, Black, Tapper, Stewart, McMullen,
Sellar, Thornal, Smith, Shepperd, Saunders, Beasley,
Yeomans, Luckie, Botts, Simpson, and Clement.
Nays: Bryant, Nesmith and Bollinger.
Respectfully submitted,
ARCHIE CLEMENT, Chairman
Committee on Rules & Calendar.
--and moved its adoption.
A roll call was ordered.
When the vote was taken, the result was:
Ayes:



Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Branch
Bridges
Bronson
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Cook
Nays:
Allen
Bollinger
Botts
Bryant
Cobb
Dayton
Dekle



Courtney
David
Douglas
Dowda
Fuqua
Heath
Hendry
Hethcox
Hudson
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
Luckie
MacWilliam


Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Haley
Johnson
Keith
Merchant



Mathis Schuh
McAlpin Sellar
McClure Shepperd
McMullen Simpson
Melvin Smith, L. W.
Papy Smith, M. B.
Parker Smith, W. A.
Patton Tapper
Pearce Thornal
Peeples Usina
Phillips Whitlock
Roberts, J. P. Williams
Roberts, Roy Wotitzky
Saunders, D. H. Yeomans



Merritt
Moody
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Pooser
Rood



Scarborough
Slaughter
Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny



Ayes-56.
Nays-28.
The motion was agreed to, and the report was adopted.

CORRECTION OF THE JOURNAL
The Journal for Tuesday, September 20, was ordered cor-
rected and as corrected was approved.
Mr. Lantaff requested the Speaker to announce his de-
cision upon the admissibility of House Joint Resolution 106-X
('49) within the purview of the Governor's Call.
The Speaker announced House Joint Resolution 106-X('49)
was within the purview of the Governor's Call and could be
introduced.
By Messrs. Lantaff, Okell and Stockdale of Dade, Bryant
of Marion, Cobb of Volusia, Botts of Escambia, Burwell and
David of Broward, and Dayton of Pasco-
H. J. R. No. 106-X('49)-A Joint Resolution proposing an
amendment to Article IX of the Florida Constitution, by add-



97



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















ing thereto an additional section creating and establishing
a Florida State Tax Commission and fixing its powers, duties,
authority and jurisdiction in connection with taxation under
the laws of this State.
Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
The following amendment, creating and establishing a
Florida State Tax Commission, to Article IX of the Constitu-
tion of Florida, by adding thereto an additional section, to
be numbered by the Secretary of State, the same being within
the purview of the Governor's Call for this extraordinary ses-
sion of the legislature, is agreed to and shall be submitted to
the electors of this state for ratification or rejection at the
general election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first
Monday in November, 1950, to wit:
Section -. Florida State Tax Commission created; mem-
bership, powers, duties, authority and jurisdiction, etc.
(1) A "Florida State Tax Commission" is created con-
sisting of the State Comptroller, as a member ex officio of the
said commission who shall be its chairman, and six members
to be appointed by the Governor; one from each congressional
district as the same exists at the time of the enactment of
this chapter in 1949. In selecting such six members of the
commission the Governor may appoint any state or county
officer as a member thereof, the provisions of the state con-
stitution now existing notwithstanding.
(2) The term of two members of the first commission
appointed by the Governor shall expire on the first Tuesday
after the first Monday in January, 1953, two on the first
Tuesday after the first Monday in January, 1955, and two
on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January, 1957;
after which all successor members shall be appointed for
terms of six years each, and until their successors are duly
appointed and qualified.
(3) The said State Tax Commission shall have the fol-
lowing powers, duties, authority and jurisdiction:
(a) To administer and supervise the tax laws of this
state and generally supervise and assist the tax assessors and
tax collectors in the performance of their duties.
(b) Under such regulations and within such limitations
as the legislature may prescribe, to prescribe and establish
systems of uniform tax assessment, collection and accounting
and make uniform the same in this state.
(c) To revise the tax levies and budgets of counties and
other local governmental units, and equalize the assessment
and valuation of property in such counties and other local
governmental units.
(d) To make original assessments and valuations of tax-
able properties, including the taxable properties of public
utilities, as the legislature may prescribe.
(e) To readjust and equalize the valuations and assess-
ments of taxable properties among and between the several
counties and other governmental units of the state.
(f) To adjust and equalize, by individual properties,
blocks, subdivisions and larger areas of properties, and by
classifications of properties, the valuation and assessment
of all taxable property in this state.
(g) To adjust and equalize the valuation and assessment
of properties made by municipal corporations in this state
when authorized by the legislature.
(h) Make diligent investigation and inquiry concerning
the revenue laws and systems of other states and countries,
so far as the same are made known by published reports and
statistics, or can be ascertained by correspondence or other-
wise with the officers thereof, and with the aid and informa-
tion thus obtained, together with the experience and observa-
tions of the laws of this state, make recommendations to the
legislature of this state for suggested changes and betterment
in the tax laws of this state.
(4) The commission shall issue such rules, regulations,
and orders, hold such hearings and investigations and sum-
mon such witnesses thereto, and take such other actions as
may be necessary for its organization and governance and



Sept. 21, 1949



the exercise of its powers and the performance of its duties.
The orders, summons and regulations of the commission
respecting the valuation of property for taxation shall be
binding upon all persons, firms, corporations, public officials
and employees, and state and local units, agencies, and de-
partments of government, and shall be enforceable by the
courts of the state but subject to review thereby as to their
reasonableness.
(5) The legislature may enact laws in aid of, but not
inconsistent with, the provisions of this section, and all exist-
ing laws inconsistent herewith shall no longer remain in
force and effect. The legislature may prescribe more detailed
reasonable procedures and definitions for carrying out the
duties of the commission, and may vest additional duties,
powers, authority and jurisdiction in the commission.
The joint resolution was read the first time in full and
referred to the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
COMMUNICATIONS
September 20, 1949,
The Honorable Perry E. Murray,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Speaker:
I request that I be excused from the sessions during the day
of September 21, 1949 to attend a necessary business matter.
I have paired with Mr. Howell Lancaster on Senate Bill
17-X('49). I have paired on other Bills which could possibly
reach a final vote.
Respectfully,
John W. Henderson
Without objection, the request to be excused was granted.
Mr. McKendree asked to be recorded present.
Mr. Sellar moved that House Bill No. 101-X('49) be with-
drawn from the Committee on Finance and Taxation and
placed on the Calendar.
Pending consideration thereof,
Mr. Simpson moved that the motion by Mr. Sellar be laid
on the table.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion to lay on the table,
the result was:
Ayes:



Andrews
Bridges
Bronson
Burwell
Carlton
Clement
Collins
David
Nays:
Allen
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bollinger
Botts
Bryant
Burnsed
Carraway
Cobb
Copeland
Courtney
Dayton
Dekle
Dowda
Ayes-29.
Nays-54.



Fuqua
Heath
Hethcox
Hudson
Lantaff
Mathis
McAlpin
Melvin

Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Haley
Hendry
Hough
Johnson
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Luckie
MacWilliam
McClure
McKendree



Nesmith
Papy
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.

McMullen
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Odham
Patton
Peeples
Phillips
Pooser
Roberts, J. P.
Rood
Saunders, D. H



Smith, M. B.
St6ckdale
Whitlook
Williams
Yeomans




Sellar
Slaughter
Smith, W. A.
Stewart
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Tapper
Thornal
Usina
Wise
Wotitzky



The motion to lay on the table was not agreed to.
The question recurred on the motion by Mr. Sellar to with-
draw House Bill No. 101-X('49) from the Committee on Finance
and Taxation and place on the Calendar.



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The motion was agreed to, and House Bill No. 101-X('49)
was ordered withdrawn from the Committee on Finance and
Taxation and placed on the Calendar.

Mr. Pooser moved that House Bill No. 66-X('49) be with-
drawn from the Committee on Finance and Taxation and
placed on the Calendar.

The motion was not agreed to, and House Bill No. 66-X('49)
remained in the Committee on Finance and Taxation.

Mr. Okell asked to be recorded present.

CONSIDERATION OF THE SPECIAL AND
CONTINUING ORDER

Senate Bill No. 17-X(49):
A bill to be entitled An Act to define certain additional privi-
leges, and to levy and provide for the collection of privilege
taxes upon sales of personal property; upon admissions and
upon rentals of real and personal property, providing for cer-
tain exemptions; to define certain words and terms used in
this Act; to provide for the creation and enforcement of liens
upon real and personal property of persons liable for the
payment of such taxes; to authorize the promulgation of rules
and regulations for the administration and enforcement of
this Act; to appropriate monies derived from such taxes and
to direct the payment of such monies derived from such taxes
to the General Revenue Fund of the State of Florida, to the
cost of administration and enforcement of this Act and to pro-
vide for impounding any surplus revenue; to provide for the
operation of this Act in the event certain provisions herein
shall be held invalid; providing for an effective date; to pro-
vide penalties for the violation of this Act; and repealing Sec-
tions 204.03 and 204.04, Florida Statutes, 1941, and conflicting
laws.

-was taken up, together with the following amendment-

Amendment No. 19-

Add Section 24.
That this Act is an emergency revenue measure and shall
be of no force and effect from and after June 30, 1951.
,-pending on the motion by Mr. Frank to adopt.
The question recurred on the motion by Mr. Frank to adopt
Amendment No. 19.

When the vote was taken, the result was:

Ayes:



Sept. 21, 1949



Dekle
Douglas
Dowda
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Haley
Hough
Johnson
Luckie



Courtney
David
Fuqua
Heath
Hendry
Hethcox
Keith
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
MacWilliam
Mathis
McAlpin



McClure
McMullen
Merchant
Merritt
Monahan
Moody
Morgan
Odham
Parker
Pooser



Rood
Scarborough
Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Thornal
Usina



McKendree Shepperd
Melvin Simpson
Okell Smith, L. W.
Papy Smith, M. B.
Patton Smith, W. A.
Pearce Stockdale
Peeples Tapper
Phillips Whitlock
Roberts, Roy Williams
Saunders, D. H. Wise
Saunders, S. D. Wotitzky
Schuh Yeomans
Sellar



Mr Hudson asked to be recorded as voting "nay".



Allen
Bollinger
Botts
Bryant
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle
Douglas
Nays:
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bridges
Bronson
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Ayes-36.
Nays-44.



Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Haley
Hendry
Hough
Johnson
Luckie
McMullen

Cook
Courtney
David
Fuqua
Heath
Hethcox
Hudson
Lancaster, D.
Lantaff
MacWilliam
Mathis



Merchant Scarborough
Monahan Sellar
Morgan Slaughter
Odham Smith, W. A.
Parker Stewart
Pooser Strayhorn
Roberts, Roy Summers
Rood Surles
Saunders, S. D. Sweeny



McAlpin
McClure
Melvin
Merritt
Moody
Okell
Papy
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Roberts, J. P.



Schuh
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Stockdale
Tapper
Thornal
Whitlock
Williams
Wotitzky
Yeomans



The motion was not agreed to, and Amendment No. 20 was
not adopted.



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Mr. Roberts of Bradford asked to be recorded as voting
"nay".
Ayes-39.
Nays-53.
The motion was not agreed to, and Amendment No. 19
failed of adoption.
September 21, 1949.
PAIR ON AMENDMENT NO. 19 TO
SENATE BILL NO. 17-X(49)
I pair with John W. Henaerson on Amendment No. 19 to
Senate Bill No. 17-X(49). If he were present he would vote
Nay and I would vote Aye.
JOHN W. HENDERSON
GEO. NESMITH
Mr. Carraway asked unanimous consent for the intro-
duction at this time of a school class.
Without objection, Mr. Carraway introduced Mrs. Johnson
and her sixth grade class from Sealey Memorial School of
Tallahassee.

Mr. Simpson asked unanimous consent for the introduction
at this time of a school class.
Without objection, Mr. Simpson introduced Mrs. Claudia
Edwards and the Civics class of the Monticello High School.
Consideration of Senate Bill No. 17-X('49), as amended,
was resumed.
Mr. Clement moved that the rules be waived and debate
on amendments offered to Senate Bill No. 17-X('49). be
limited to five minutes on each side.
The motion was agreed to by a two-thirds vote, and it
was so ordered.
Amendment No. 20-
Mr. Copeland of Collier offered the following amendment
to Senate Bill No. 17-X('49):
In Section 8 as amended, page 24 of mimeographed bill, in
line 28, after the word "property", insert: "including lumber
and forest products, oil and minerals or other products of the
soil",
Mr. Copeland moved the adoption of Amendment No. 20.
A roll call was demanded.
When the vote was taken on the motion to adopt Amend-
ment No. 20, the result was:
Ayes:



Mr. Speaker
Allen
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Bryant
Burnsed
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton

Nays:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bridges
Bronson
Burton
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Cook













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Sept. 21, 1949



Amendment No. 21-
Mr. Merritt of Escambia offered the following amendment
to Senate Bill No. 17-X(49):
In Section 8, as amended, at the end of Section 8, add the
following: "There is exempted from the provisions of this Act
the sale of magazines."
Mr. Merritt moved the adoption of Amendment No. 21.
A roll call was demanded.



When the vote was taken
ment No. 21, the result was:
Ayes:
Botts Haley
Bryant Johnson
Cobb Keith
Dekle Luckie
Elliott Merchant
Frank Merritt
Nays:
Andrews Dayton
Beasley Douglas
Bedenbaugh Dowda
Branch Dunn
Bridges Fuqua
Bronson Heath
Burton Hethcox
Burwell Hough
Carlton Hudson
Carraway Lancaster, D.
Clement Lancaster, H.
Collins Lantaff
Cook MacWilliam
Courtney Mathis
David McAlpin
Ayes-22.
Nays-60.



on the motion to adopt Amend-



Morgan
Nesmith
Pooser
Rood
Sellar
Smith, W. A.

McClure
McKendree
McMullen
Melvin
Monahan
Moody
Odham
Okell
Papy
Parker
Patton
Pearce
Peeples
Roberts, J. P.
Roberts, Roy



Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Usina



Saunders, D. H.
Saunders, S. D.
Scarborough
Schuh
Shepperd
Simpson
Smith, L. W.
Stockdale
Tapper
Thornal
Whitlock
Williams
Wise
Wotitzky
Yeomans



The motion was not agreed to, and Amendment No. 21 was
not adopted.

Amendment No. 22-
Mr. Dowda of Putnam offered the following amendment to
Senate Bill No. 17-X(49):
In Section 2, page 5, of the bill, insert the following at the
end of sub-section (h): 'Use' does not include the keeping,
retaining or exercising of any right or power over tangible
personal property shipped or brought into this State for the
purpose of subsequently transporting it outside the State for
use thereafter solely outside the State, or for the purpose of
being processed, fabricated or manufactured into, attached to,
or incorporated into other tangible personal property to be
transported outside the State and thereafter used solely out-
side the State."

Mr. Dowda moved the adoption of Amendment No. 22.
A roll call was demanded.

When the vote was taken on the motion to adopt Amend-
ment No. 22, the result was:



Ayes:
Allen
Bollinger
Botts
Branch
Burnsed
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle
Nays:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh



Dowda
Elliott
Frank
Haley
Hendry
Hough
Luckie
Mathis
McAlpin


Bridges
Bronson
Burton



McKendree
McMullen
Merchant
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Pooser
Rood
Scarborough

Burwell
Carlton
Carraway



Sellar
Smith, M. B.
Smith, W. A.
Stewart
Strayhorn
Surles
Sweeny
Usina


Clement
Collins
Cook



Courtney
David
Douglas
Dunn
Fuqua
Heath
Hethcox
Hudson
Keith
Ayes-35.
Nays-48.
The motion
not adopted.



Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Lantaff
MacWilliam
McClure
Merritt
Moody
Okell
Papy



Parker Smith, L. W.
Patton Stockdale
Pearce Summers
Roberts, Roy Tapper
Saunders, D. H. Thornal
Saunders, S. D. Whitlock
Schuh Williams
Shepperd Wotitzky
Simpson Yeomans



was not agreed to, and Amendment No. 22 was



Amendment No. 23.
Messrs. Botts of Escambia and Strayhorn of Lee, offered the
following amendment to Senate Bill No. 17-X(49):
In Section 8, as amended, of the bill: After the last para-
graph add a new paragraph:
"Also exempted from the provisions of this Act are all
building material (including nails, paint and trimming) used
in the construction of homes (on unit) for personal occu-
pancy."

Mr. Botts moved the adoption of Amendment No. 23.
A roll call was demanded.

When the vote was taken on the motion to adopt Amend-
ment No. 23, the result was:



Ayes:
Allen
Bollinger
Botts
Bryant
Burnsed
Burton
Cobb
Copeland
Dayton
Dekle
Nays:
Andrews
Beasley
Bedenbaugh
Black
Bridges
Bronson
Burwell
Carlton
Carraway
Clement
Collins
Cook
Ayes-38.
Nays-48.



Douglas
Dunn
Elliott
Frank
Haley
Hendry
Lancaster, D.
Lancaster, H.
Luckie
McAlpin


Courtney
David
Dowda
Fuqua
Heath
Hethcox
Hough
Hudson
Lantaff
Mathis
McClure
McMullen



McKendree
Merchant
Merritt
Morgan
Nesmith
Odham
Pooser
Rood
Saunders, D. H
Sellar



Smith, W. A.
Stewart
Strayhorn
Summers
Surles
Sweeny
Usina
Wise



Melvin Schuh
Moody Shepperd
Okell Simpson
Papy Smith, L. W.
Parker Smith, M. B.
Patton Stockdale
Pearce Tapper
Peeples Thornal
Phillips Whitlock
Roberts, Roy Williams
Saunders, S. D. Wotitzky
Scarborough Yeomans



The motion was not agreed to, and Amendment No. 23 was
not adopted.

Amendment No. 24.
Messrs. Cobb of Volusia and Luckie of Duval, offered the
following amendment to Senate Bill No. 17-X(49):
After Section 8 as amended, of the bill, insert the following:
"8-A. Notwithstanding anything in this Act to the con-
trary, no single transaction, sale, use or item shall be taxable
hereunder in a sum greater than $25.00."
Mr. Cobb moved the adoption of Amendment No. 24.
A roll call was demanded.

When the vote was taken on the motion to adopt Amend-
ment No. 24, the result was:



100