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Record Group Number: 000925
Series/Collection Number: .S 517
Creator: Florida. Legislature.  --House of Representatives.  --Office of the Clerk.
Title, Dates: Subject files, 1955-1984.
Amount: 14.50 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: By record type.
Restrictions: RESTRICTED: Box 15 is a RESTRICTED BOX containing confidential/exempt records separated from other boxes. Redacted copies have been placed in original record locations where possible.
Terms Governing Use: Regarding the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee records, Chapter 93-405, Laws of Florida restricts disclosure of the "identity of any witness, any person who was a subject of the inquiry, or any person referred to in testimony, documents, or evidence retained in the committee's records; however, this exemption does not apply to a member of the committee, its staff, or any public official who was not a subject of the inquiry." The Florida Legislature made any necessary redactions to these files before final transfer to the State Archives.
Biographical/Historical:     The Florida Legislative Investigation Committee was created in 1956 (Chapter 31498, Laws) as a special joint committee of the Florida Legislature.  The Committee's original mandate was to "investigate all organizations whose principles or activities include a course of conduct on the part of any person or group which would constitute violence, or a violation of the laws of the state, or would be inimical to the well being and orderly pursuit of their personal and business activities by the majority of the citizens of this state."  The committee was disbanded in 1966.
Summary:     This series consists of hearing and committee records reflecting the activities of the House Select Impeachment Investigating Committee, the House Impeachment Committee, the House Committee on Standards and Conduct, Interim Committees, Standing Committees and the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee. The series also contains correspondence, reports and minutes filed with the clerk.

    The Florida Legislative Investigation Committee was commonly referred to as the Johns Committee after its first chairman, Charley Johns. The records include administrative files, transcripts of testimony, court cases and newspaper clippings.

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Subject Access Fields: Johns Committee.
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