Florida Senate Refuses to Confirm Race Solons: Decline All Present Incumbents for Reappointment by Governor, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-02


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Florida Senate Refuses To Confirm Race Solons Decline All Present Incumbents For Reappointment by Governor TALLAHASSEE.Fla., June 1.— Af ter the •Florida House yesterday sustained Gov. Fuller Warrens veto of a bill which would have restricted the publication and dissemination of racing news, the Senate refused to abide by his wishes in another matter. At a behind-doors session last evening, it refused to confirm his appointments to the Florida State Racing Commission, j Following a two-hour closed discussion, the Senators announced that they had withheld endorsement of Governor Warrens appointees, Chairman Leo Edwards of Miami, Secretary B. P. Seville of Gainesville, and commissioners Roy Patience of Crescent City, Percy O. Corbin of Blounts-town and Ralph L. Grim of Lakeland, the present incumbents, to serve for another two years. Up to a late hour today, the Governor had not submitted a substitute slate for Senate confirmation, nor had he indicated what his course would be. This led to much speculation in both political and racing circles. The legislature is scheduled to adjourn at midnight tonight unless the clock is "stopped" at that hour. It was the consensus around the Capitol that the racing commissioners are not out of office and„may continue to serve until their successors are appointed; that the governor, having submitted the names of his appointees, has complied with the requirements of the Florida constitution, even though the Senate refused to concur. It was held that the Governor might hold over the present commission after the legislature adjourns to serve until January, 1953. -No governor in Florida can succeed himself, and all appointments, except to constitutional offices, expire at the beginning of the new governors term, which would be January 6, 1953. Meanwhile, it was reported, the state comptroller, Clarence Gay, has stated that he would refuse to recognize salary requisitions for men serving on the commission without Senate endorsement. This would throw the issue into the courts. The salaries of the commissioners are in the ,000 bracket.

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