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therein named,” approved January 21, 1893, in force July 1, 1893. And when the mental condition of a person in an institution for lunatics under such lunacy act of 1893 becomes, or is found to be such that he ought to be transferred to an institution for feeble-minded persons, or placed under guardianship under this Act, the managers of the institution for lunatics, or the Board of Administration may cause such steps to be taken as may be necessary for having an order that he be sent to an institution entered by the court of original jurisdiction for feebleminded persons, or placed under guardianship under this Act. § 23. No person shall be discharged from a public institution for the feeble-minded without suitable clothing and a sum of money not exceeding $20, sufficient to defray his expenses home, which shall be charged to the county in which the person resides, and collected as other debts due the institution are collected. But the court ordering the discharge may dispense with this requirement if the court, in its discretion, thinks it fit and proper under the circumstances. $ 24. If any feeble-minded person shall escape from an institution for the feeble-minded, it shall be the duty of the superintendent of the institution and his assistants, and of any sheriff or constable, or other officer of the peace in any county in which he may be found, to take and detain him without a warrant, and report the same at once to the county judge of said county, who shall return him to the institution at the expense of the county from which he was admitted. § 25. Each court having jurisdiction under this Act shall keep a separate docket of proceedings in feeble-mindedness upon which shall be made such entries as will, together with the papers filed, preserve a complete and perfect record of each case, the original petitions, writs, and returns made thereto, and the reports of commissions shall be filed with the clerk of the court. § 26. The Board of Administration shall keep a record of all persons adjudged to be feeble-minded, and of the orders respecting them by the courts throughout the State, copies of which orders shall be furnished by the clerk of the court without the board’s application or upon the board’s application. § 27. The invalidity of any part of this Act shall not be construed to affect the validity of any other part capable of having practical operation and effect without the invalid part. § 28. All Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed. APPROVED June 24th, 1915.

MATERNITY HOSPITALS-REGULATION. § 1. Must procure license—revocation. § 3. Investigation of homes.

§ 2. Insoon to be kept—monthly report to § 4. Access to books and institutions.
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$ 5. Offenses and penalties.
(House BILL No. 724. APPRoved JUNE 24, 1915.)

AN ACT for the licensing, inspection and regulation of maternity hospitals, lying in homes, or other places, public or private, for the confinement of women, and to provide a penalty for violation thereof. SECTION 1. MUST PRocuRE LICENSE—REvoCATION.] Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assem

bly: That all persons, societies, associations, organizations or corporations, conducting, maintaining or carrying on any maternity or lying-in hospital or other place, public or private, where females may be received, cared for or treated during pregnancy or during or after delivery must apply for and obtain license therefor from the State Board of Administration. Applications shall be made upon the blanks prescribed by said board, and shall be endorsed by six or more persons of good moral character who are regular taxpayers of the county where such maternity or lying-in hospital is located and who shall certify to the respectability of the applicant. If, in the opinion of said board such hospital is to be carried on for legitimate purposes and the persons connected therewith are proper and suitable persons to conduct such hospital, then a license shall be issued.

If at any time after such license is issued any manager, superintendent or person in charge of such hospital shall have violated any of the provisions of this Act or that such hospital shall fail or refuse to comply with the orders of the State Board of Administration made pursuant to this Act, such license shall be immediately revoked.

§ 2. INFORMATION TO BE KEPT.] Every licensee shall keep a register of all persons admitted, the date of birth of every child born on said premises, date of discharge of mother and of child, and if child is placed in a foster home, the name of such foster parent or parents, the address thereof, when placed, and if the child has been legally adopted, and such other information as the State Board of Administration may from time to time require. A copy of all such information shall be made to said board on the first of each month.

§ 3. INVESTIGATION OF HOMES.) No child from such maternity or lying-in hospital shall be placed in a family, home or be legally adopted until such home shall have been investigated and approved by the State Board of Administration.

§ 4. ACCESS TO BOOKS AND INSTITUTIONS.] The Board of Administration, through its agents, shall at all times have free access to any hospital licensed under this Act and to all its records.

8 5. PENALTY.] Any manager, superintendent, or person in charge of such maternity or lying-in hospital who fails or refuses to procure a license as provided in section 1 hereof, or any one who violates any of the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and fined not less than $50 nor more than $500, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not to exceed one year, or both fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

APPROVED June 24th, 1915.

RELIEF OF THE BLIND-ACT OF 1903 REVISED. § 1. Obligatory upon county to contribute from $ 6. Applicants for benefits-affidavits-duty of charity fund for support of blind persons.

county clerk. § 2. Benefit for blind.

$ 7. Register to be kept by county clerk-must

certily at each meeting to commissioners. § 4. Duty of commissioners to appoint examiner of the blind.

$ 8. Duty of commissioners, etc.-to provide for

payment.
(HOUSE Bill No. 38. APPROVED JUNE 25, 1915.)

An Act to amend an Act entitled, An Act for the relief of the blind,

approved May 11, 1903, in force July 1, 1903, and all Acts amendatory thereto by amending sections 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 and 8, thereof.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That it shall be lawful for and obligatory upon, any county to contribute such sum or sums of money from the charity or general funds toward the support of any blind person who may come under the provisions of this Act.

§ 2. BENEFIT FOR BLIND.] That all male persons over the age of twenty-one (21) years, and all female persons over the age of eighteen (18) years, who are declared to be blind in the manner hereinafter set forth, and who come within the provisions of this Act, shall receive as a benefit one hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00) per annum, payable quarterly, upon warrants properly drawn upon the treasurer of the county of which such person or persons are residents.

§ 4. DUTY OF COMMISSIONERS TO APPOINT EXAMINER OF THE BLIND.] It is hereby made the duty of the board of county commissioners or board of supervisors in each county in this State, to appoint a regular practicing physician whose official title shall be "examiner of the blind,” who shall keep an office open in some convenient place during the entire year for the examining of applicants for said benefit.

§ 6. APPLICANTS FOR BENEFIT-AFFIDAVITS-DUTY OF COUNTY CLERK.) All persons claiming the benefit provided herein may go before the county clerk of their respective counties, and make affidavit to the facts which bring him or her within the provisions of this Act, which shall be deemed an application for said benefits; two citizens, residents of the county, shall be required to make affidavits to the fact that they have known said applicant to be a resident of the county for the three years immediately preceding the filing of said application; the county clerk shall immediately refer the application to the examiner of the blind for said county.

§ 7. REGISTER TO BE KEPT BY COUNTY CLERK—MUST CERTIFY AT EACH MEETING TO COMMISSIONERS—TIME PAYMENT BEGINS.] The county clerk shall register the name, address and number of applicant, and date of the examination of each of the applicants who has been so determined to be entitled to said benefit, at each meeting of such county commissioners or county supervisors of the county, he shall certify to the county commissioners or county supervisors of the county, the names and residences of each applicant, so determined by the examiner to be entitled to said benefit and such applicant shall be entitled to said benefit from and after the first day of the months of January, April, July and October thereafter, to be provided for as set forth in section 8 of this article.

§ 8. DUTY of commissionERs, ETC., To PROVIDE FOR PAYMENT.] It is hereby made the duty of the board of county commissioners or board of supervisors of each county in this State to provide in the annual appropriation for the payment of persons so entitled to said benefit, who have complied with the provisions of this Act, and to cause warrants on the county treasurer to be drawn, properly endorsed, payable, to each of said persons in said county each quarter in each year thereafter, during the life of said persons, while they are residents of said county or until said disability is removed. Said board shall also provide in the annual appropriation for payment of persons who may become entitled thereto during the year such sum as in their judgment may be needed for such purpose.

APPROVED June 25th, 1915.

STATE CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS-CHANGE IN USE OF PREMISES.

§ 1. Amends section 4 of Act of 1912 by adding § 4 (K). Board may use premises of State section 4 (K). charitable institutions for other purposes than that for which it was provided, when satisfied it is no longer required for said pur

poses.

(House BILL No. 654. APPRoved JUNE 23, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend “An Act to revise the laws relating to charities,” approved June 11, 1912, in force July 1, 1912, by adding thereto a new provision to be known as section 4 (K). SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 4 of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the laws relating to charities,” approved June 11, 1912, in force July 1, 1912, be and hereby is amended by adding thereto a new provision to be known as section 4 (K), which shall read as follows: § 4 (K). Whenever the board is satisfied the premises of any State charitable institution vested in it are no longer required in whole or in part for the State charitable purpose for which they were provided, or are being used, the board shall have power and it shall be its duty to devote such premises in whole or in part to some other State charitable purpose or purposes, and to make all such changes and alterations in the premises and such additions thereto as the board may think necessary and proper to adapt and equip the premises for the changed State charitable purpose or purposes. APPROVED June 23d, 1915.

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CITIES, TOWNS AND WILLAGES.

ALDERMEN AND TRUSTEES.–COMPENSATION.

§ 1. Amends section 14 of article VI, Act of 1872. § 14. As amended, provides maximum amount which may be fixed by ordinance as compensation of aldermen and trustees.

(SENATE BILLINo. 467. APPRoved JUNE 24, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages,” approved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, 1873, as subsequently amended by amending section fourteen (14) of article VI of said Act. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages,” approved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, as subsequently amended, be and the same is hereby amended by amending section fourteen (14) of article VI thereof, so that the said section when amended shall read as follows: § 14. The aldermen and trustees may receive such compensation for their services as shall be fixed by the ordinances: Provided, however, that in cities of less than 350,000 inhabitants such compensation shall not exceed the sum of ten dollars to each alderman for each meeting of the city council or board of trustees actually attended by him; in cities of more than 350,000 inhabitants such compensation shall not exceed the sum of thirty-five hundred dollars per annum for each alderman, and in villages the compensation to trustees shall not exceed the sum of three dollars for each meeting of the board of trustees actually attended by such trustees. No other salary or compensation shall be allowed any alderman or trustees: Provided, further, that this Act shall apply to all cities, towns and villages in this State whether incorporated under a general or special law, and that in all such villages and incorporated towns, the trustees thereof shall received compensation for not more than one meeting in each week. APPROVED June 24, 1915.

ANNEXATION BY CITY OF ANOTHER CITY – DEFECTIVE PROCEEDINGS. § 1. Desective prior annexation proceedings legalized.

(House BILL No. 812. APPRoved JUNE 24, 1915.)

AN ACT to legalize the annexation of any incorporated city, village or town, and the territory comprising such city, village or town, annered to another incorporated city, village or town, under section two of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for annering and ercluding territory to and from any village, city or town, and to unite cities, towns and villages.” Approved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, 1872. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That whenever the inhabitants of any incorporated city, village or town, and the inhabitants of any other incorporated city, village or town, possessing all the legal qualifications therefor, having in good faith attempted to annex any incorporated city, village or town, and the territory comprising such city, village or town,

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