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AGRICULTURE-STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.
AN ACT to re-appropriate, for the use of the Illinois State Horticultural
AUDITOR-DEFICIENCY. § 1. Appropriates $4,500. § 3. Emergency.
§ 2. How drawn.
AN ACT for an appropriation to meet a deficit in the appropriation for incidental expenses of the office of Auditor of Public Accounts. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the following sums be and the same are hereby appropriated out of any funds in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated:
Traveling expenses, bank examiners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,000.00
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - • * - - - - - - - $4,500.00
§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is authorized to draw his warrants upon the State Treasurer for the amounts above appropriated and the Treasurer is authorized and directed to pay the same out of any moneys in the State treasury.
§ 3. WHEREAs, the sums hereby appropriated are immediately required, therefore an emergency exists and this Act shall take effect from and after its passage and approval.
APPROVED May 7th, 1915.
BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY-DEFICIENCY. § 1. Appropriates $3,000 for purchase of hogs. § 3. Emergency.
i 2. How drawn.
AN ACT making an appropriation to provide for a deficiency appropriation for the purchase of hogs necessary for producing serum, including labor, feed and all other laboratory work and necessary supplies and to include all bills incurred in connection with Biological Laboratory, until July 1, 1915. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000.00) or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and is hereby appropriated to meet a deficiency for the purchase of hogs necessary for producing serum, including labor, feed and all other laboratory work and necessary supplies and to include all bills incurred in connection with Biological Laboratory, until July 1, 1915. § 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized to draw his warrants for the above amounts upon the State Treasurer, upon vouchers certified by the Board of Live Stock Commissioners and approved by the Governor. § 3. WHEREAs, an emergency exists; therefore, this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. APPROVED June 11th, 1915.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF STATE CONTRACTS-DEFICIENCY. 4 L * $85,000 for expenses to October § 2. How drawn. § 3. Emergency. (House BILL No. 528. Approved JUNE 3, 1915.)
As ACT making an appropriation to meet the deficiencies in the appropriations to the Board of Commissioners of State Contracts for the purchase of printing paper and stationery, for public printing, and for public binding under contract by the State of Illinois. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, *presented in the General Assembly: That for the purpose of meeting the deficiencies in the appropriation for printing paper and stationery for public printing and for public binding, and to provide the necessary funds for said purposes for the period ending September 30, 1915, there
i be and is hereby appropriated to the Board of Commissioners of State
Contracts the following: For printing paper and stationery, the sum of twenty-six thousand dollars ($26,000) [;] for public printing, the sum of thirty-eight thousand dollars ($38,000) [;] for public binding, the
sum of twenty-one thousand dollars ($21,000). Total eighty-five thousand dollars ($85,000).
§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrants upon the State Treasurer for the sums herein appropriated, said warrants to be drawn only on itemized bills, signed by said Board of Commissioners of State Contracts, and the State Treasurer is hereby directed to pay said warrants, drawn as aforesaid, out of any funds in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated.
§ 3. WHEREAs, an emergency exists, therefore, this Act shall be in force from and after its passage and approval.
APPROVED June 3, 1915.
ILLINOIS WATERWAY. § 1. Illinois Waterway—route—cost–bonds. § 11. Police powers—sanitary regulations—health
§ 2. Construction—Board of Commissioners ap- - pointment—term—oath—bond. § 12. Appropriation—bond issues—denominations —sale–date—interest—payment.
§ 3. Officer and employees—treasurer—bond— compensation of appointees—powers of $ 13. Expenditures—manner of payment—funds commission—meetings. under control of commission.
§ 4. Salaries of commissioners. § 14. Annual report—audit of books.
§ 5. Secretary—bond—duties—contracts by com- § 15. Annual tax to pay principal and interest— mission. on bonds—sinking fund. § 6. Route—divisions of canal described—water § 16. Lease of water power.
rights. § 17. Tolls—disbursement of sinking sund–free $ 7. Damages to drainage or sewer systems or use of canal by United States. private property—reconstruction—bridges —paving approaches—dykes at Ottawa. § 18. Channel to be tendered to United States government when bonds are paid.
$ 8. Right to enter upon and use private prop
erty. § 19. Act not to interfere with Rivers and Lakes
§ 9. Eminent domain—damages from overslow—
payment—attorney sees. $ 20. Illinois and Michigan Canal not to be dis
turbed until waterway completed.
§ 10. Purchase of property and supplies—award
of contracts—piece work—purchase of ma- § 21. Repeal.
chinery—insurance of employees.
§ 22. Validity.
(House Bill No. 914. Approved JUNE 18, 1915.)
AN ACT to provide for the construction of a deep waterway or canal to be known as the Illinois Waterway, from the water power plant of the Sanitary District of Chicago, at or near Lockport, in Will County, Illinois, to a point in the Illinois River at or near Utica, in LaSalle County, Illinois, to provide for the issuance of bonds to pay for said deep waterway, to provide for the development and utilization of the water power that may be generated from the water flowing through said waterway, to create a commission to be known as the Illinois Waterway Commission and to make an appropriation to carry out the provisions of this Act. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That a deep waterway or canal be constructed by the State of Illinois as soon as practicable, to be known as the Illinois Waterway, from the water power plant of the
Sanitary District of Chicago, at or near Lockport, in the township of Lockport, in the county of Will, to a point in the Illinois River at or near Utica, in the county of LaSalle, and that there shall be erected, equipped and maintained by the State of Illinois, power plants, locks, bridges, dams and appliances sufficient and suitable for the development and utilization of the water power of said waterway or canal, and that the cost of constructing, erecting and equipping the aforesaid public works shall be paid out of the proceeds of bonds of the State of Illinois to be issued and sold as hereinafter provided. § 2. The construction, management and operation of said waterway or canal, power plants, locks, bridges, dams and appliances shall be under the control of a board of five (5) commissioners (at least one of whom shall be a civil engineer), to be known as the Illinois Waterway Commission; no more than three (3) of which said commissioners shall belong to or be affiliated with the same political party. The said commissioners shall be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. If appointed while the Senate is not in session, their tenure of office shall nevertheless begin from the date of their appointment. The Governor shall each year designate one of said commissioners to be the chairman of said comIIllSS10n. Of the commissioners first appointed, two shall hold office until the first day of July in the year 1917; two shall hold office until the first day of July in the year 1919, and one shall hold office until the first day of July in the year 1921. The successors in office of the commissioners first appointed as aforesaid, shall also be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and each successor in office thus appointed shall hold office for a term of six (6) years from the date of the expiration of the term of his predecessor and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified, except that members who shall be appointed to fill vacancies occurring otherwise than by lapse of time, shall hold office only for the unexpired term of the member in whose place the new member shall be appointed. The said commission shall adopt an official seal and may authenticate all its official acts with the same. For all legal purposes the said commissioners shall be deemed officers of the State and all business, contracts, writing and acts shall be done and made and suits prosecuted by them or against them in the name of the Illinois Waterway Commission. Before entering upon the duties of his office, each commissioner shall take and subscribe the following oath: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of member of the Illinois Waterway Commission according to the best of my ability; I do further affirm that I do not own land on or adjoining the route of the Illinois Waterway or Canal, and that I am in no manner, either directly or indirectly, interested in any land within five (5) miles of center line of said contemplated waterway or canal which will be directly affected by its construction other than a common interest as a citizen of this State, and that I will not buy or trade in any land which will be so directly affected on the route or within five (5) miles of center line of the same, during the time that I act as commissioner under this Act.” Each commissioner shall also give an official bond, payable to the People of the State of Illinois, in the sum of fifty thousand (50,000.00) dollars, with at least two sufficient surities, to be approved by the Governor, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of his office and for a faithful accounting for moneys entrusted to him. as such commissioner whenever and as often as he shall be lawfully required. Such oath and bond shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State. § 3. The said commission may by and with the approval of the Governor, appoint a secretary, a chief engineer, an attorney, and such additional accountants, engineers, experts, inspectors and other employees as it may deem necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act and perform the duties and exercise the powers conferred by law upon the commission. The positions of secretary, chief engineer, attorneys, private secretary, and experts temporarily employed shall be exempt from the classified civil service of this State. The commission shall each year select one of their number to act as the treasurer of the commission, and the total bond of the member acting as such treasurer shall be seventy-five thousand ($75,000.00) dollars, or such larger sum as the commission shall fix. The chairman shall be the executive officer of said commission, and shall sign all official documents emanating from or authorized by said commission. All appointees of said commission shall hold their respective employments during the pleasure of the commission and said commission shall prescribe the duties and with the consent of the Governor fix the compensation of all its appointees, agents and employees. Said commission shall have power to pass all ordinances, rules and regulations, which may in the opinion of said commission be necessary for the proper management and conduct of its business and to accomplish the objects for which it is created. All business of said commission shall be transacted at regular meetings of the commission or at meetings held in accordance with its rules. The affirmative vote of at least three (3) members of said commission shall in all cases be necessary to transact business and to authorize the making of any contract or appropriation or expenditure of money. § 4. Each of the aforesaid commissioners shall receive a salary of five thousand ($5,000.00) dollars per year, payable in equal monthly installments, and that one of the said commissioners who shall be designated as chairman of the commission shall, in addition to his annual salary of five thousand ($5,000.00) dollars, as commissioner, receive the further sum of one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars per year, making his salary six thousand ($6,000.00) dollars per year, so long as he shall be chairman of said commission.