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for those who were appointed prior to the passage of said Act, and who are now in the service of such city, village or town (approved May 31, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, L. 1911, p. 158), be and the same are hereby amended so as to read as follows: § 1. That hereafter in cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population exceeding 100,000 inhabitants, there shall be created, established and maintained a pension fund for municipal employees who are employed in such cities, villages and towns, under and by virtue of an Act entitled, “An Act to regulate the civil service of cities,” approved and in force March 20, 1895, and for those who were appointed prior to the passage of said Act and who are now in the Service of such city, village or town: Provided, however, that the provisions of this Act shall not apply to temporary or probationary employees, nor to employees who are less than twenty-one years of age, nor to those defined as sixty-day employees by said Act, nor to any employee who is sixty or more years of age at the time this Act is in force and effect and who at said time has not been in the service of such city, village or town for at least ten years, nor to any employee of such city, village or town now or hereafter participating in any other municipal pension fund. Nor to laborers, unless any such laborer shall within six months after this Act shall be in force and effect, or in the event that any such laborer is not now in the employ of such city, village or town, within six months after such laborer shall enter the service of such city, village or town, give written notice of his election to the board of trustees of said fund of his desire to participate in the benefits hereunder. Said fund shall consist of amounts of two dollars a month retained or deducted by the comptroller of such city, village or town from the salaries or wages of each employee and such other sums as are hereinafter referred to: Provided, however, that if the name of any such employee shall not appear upon the payroll of the department in which he or she is employed by reason of leave of absence, sickness, lack of work, or any other good and sufficient cause, making a deduction impossible, such employee may retain his or her rights under this Act by paying two dollars each month to the treasurer of such city, village or town for the benefit of said fund, during his or her temporary absence from the service. In computing the duration of service of each employee, the time during which he or she may have been absent from duty during his or her entire term of service, for any cause other than suspension or discharge, shall be included. There shall be set apart annually for a period of two years beginning with the year 1916, by such cities, villages and towns, from the revenue collected or received by such cities, villages and towns from licenses issued by such cities, villages and towns authorizing persons and corporations to engage in any business, profession or occupation within the corporate limits of such cities, villages and towns, excepting public utilities, a sum equal to the amounts deducted from the salaries or wages of the aforesaid employees during the preceding fiscal year. Such sums so set apart by such cities, villages and towns shall be paid by the official or officials of such cities, villages and towns to the treasurer of the pension fund hereby created, on or before the third Tuesday in August of each year. And at the time of the payment of such moneys, said official or officials shall make a sworn statement to the board of trustees of said pension fund and to the mayor of such city or cities, or the president of the board of trustees of such villages and towns of all moneys received and paid out by such official or officials on account of said pension fund during the year and any such official or officials shall at any and all times, upon demand by said pension board, furnish to said board a statement or information of any kind relative to said official’s or officials’ method of collecting or handling of said pension funds, and all books and records of such official or officials shall be produced at any time by said official or officials for examination and inspection by said board of pension trustees, for the purposes herein provided. § 3. The board herein provided for shall hold quarterly meetings on the third Tuesday of July, October, January and April of each year, and special meetings upon the call of the president of said board. On the third Tuesday in October in each year, it shall select one of its members who shall act as president of such board for a period of one year, or until such time as his successor is elected and qualified. Said board shall, on the same day, also select one of its members who shall act as secretaly of said board for a period of one year, or until such time as his successor is elected and qualified. Said board shall issue certificates signed by its president and secretary to the employee entitled thereto, of the amount of money ordered paid to such employee from said fund by said board, which certificate shall state for what purpose said payment is made. Said board shall keep a record of the proceedings of all of its meetings, which record shall be a public record, and shall submit semi-annually to the board of trustees of such village or town, or the city council of such city, a list of persons entitled to payments from the fund herein provided, stating the amount of such payments and for what granted as ordered by such board, which list shall be signed and certified by the treasurer of such city, village or town, and president of such board and attested by such treasurer under oath: Provided, that no resolution shall be passed or order made for the payment of money unless by affirmative vote of a majority of the members of said board. § 4. Said board shall have the power, and it shall be its duty: First: To authorize all payments from said pension fund pursuant to the provisions of this Act, which shall include all pensions to beneficiaries of said fund, at a rate of fifty dollars per month, and all necessary expenses incurred in the administration of said fund: Provided, that no compensation or emolument shall be paid to any member of said board for any duty required or performed under this Act: And provided, further, that the chief legal adviser of said city, village or town shall be the legal adviser of said board. Second: To hear and determine all applications for pensions under this Act and to suspend the payment of pensions when disability ceases. Third: To audit the accounts pertaining to said fund at least four times annually.

Fourth: To accept, by gift, grant, bequest or otherwise, any money or property of any kind and use the same for the benefit of said fund. Fifth: To invest such fund, or any part thereof, in the name of said board, in interest bearing bonds of the United States, of the State of Illinois, or of any county of this State, or of any township or any Inunicipal corporation of the State of Illinois, or of any other State, or any special assessment bonds and vouchers issued by such cities, villages and towns under and subject to an Act known as “An Act concerning local improvements,” or any similar Act which may be in force in any such cities, villages and towns, and all such securities shall be deposited with the treasurer of said board, and shall be subject to the order of said board; said treasurer shall furnish a good and sufficient bond to said board in an amount to be fixed by said board, conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties of said office, and that he will truly account for all moneys, including the interest thereon, and property of said fund which may come into his hands, and that upon the expiration of his term of office or upon his retirement therefrom he will deliver over to his successor all the moneys, including the interest thereon, and property which may be in his custody; all costs and incidentals to the same to be paid out of said pension fund. Sirth: To authorize the payment to any employee who may be separated from the service of such city, village or town by the abolishment of his or her position before such employee shall have qualified for a pension of an amount equal to the amount deducted from the salary or wages of such employee and applied to the fund hereby created, to any employee who may be separated from the service of such city, village or town by resignation or discharge before such employee shall have qualified for a pension, and to the heirs and legal representatives of any employee who shall die while in the service of such city, village or town, of an amount equal to one-half of the amount deducted from the salary or wages of such employee and applied to the fund hereby created: Provided, that all such employees and the heirs and legal representatives of any deceased employee shall release said board from all future liability upon receipt of such amounts. Seventh: To compel witnesses to attend and testify before it upon all matters connected with the operation of this Act, in the same manner as is or may be provided by law for the taking of testimony before masters in chancery, and its president or any member of said board may administer oaths to such witnesses. Eighth: To appoint a clerk and define his duties. Ninth: To make all necessary rules and regulations for its guidance in conformity with the provisions of this Act. APPROVED June 29th, 1915.

PENSION FUND-MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES IN CITIES OVER 100,000, FORMERLY EN

GAGED IN MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE.

§ 1. Amends sections 7, 8 and 9 of Act of 1911, and

adds section 9.
$ 7. As amended, provides for retirement

after 20 years service, if employee
has attained the age of 55 years, ex-

cept as provided in section 91.
$ 8. As amended, provides for retirement

after 20 years service, if employee
has not attained the age of 55 years,
except as provided in section 94.

$ 9. As amended provides for retire

ment alter 5 years service, except

as provided in section 9). $ 94. Retirement of employee under civil ser

vice formerly engaged in military or naval service of United States, 18611865, and who is 65 years of age-deductions.

APPROVED JUNE 29, 1915.)

(HOUSE BILL No. 119. An Act to amend an act entitled, "An Act to provide for the forma

tion and disbursement of a pension fund in cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population exceeding 100,000 inhabitants for municipal employees appointed to their positions under and by virtue of an Act entitled, 'An Act to regulate the civil service of cities' approved and in force March 20, 1895, and for those who were appointed prior to the passage of said Act and who are now in the service of such city, village or town,approved May 31, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, by amending sections 7, 8 and 9 thereof and to further amend said Act by adding thereto one additional section to be known as section 912

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That sections 7, 8 and 9 of an Act entitled, "An Act to provide for the formation and disbursement of a pension fund in cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population of 100,000 inhabitants for municipal employees appointed to their positions under and by virtue of an Act entitled, 'An Act to regulate the civil service of cities,' approved and in force March 20, 1895, and for those who were appointed prior to the passage of said Act and who are now in the service of such city, village or town," approved May 31, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, be and are hereby amended, and that said Act be further amended by adding an additional section thereto to be known as section 91/2.

§ 7. Except as hereinafter provided in section 912 of this Act, any employee who shall have been in the service of such city, village or town for a period of not less than twenty years, and who shall have attained the age of fifty-five (55) years, shall have the right to retire from the service of such city, village or town at any time after this Act is in force and effect and to become beneficiary hereunder at any time subsequent to five (5) years from and after the date when this Act is in force and effect: Provided, such employee shall, in the event that he or she shall retire from the service of such city, village or town within said five (5) years period pay into said fund the sum of two dollars ($2.00) per month until he or she shall become a beneficiary hereunder: And, provided, further, that any such employee who shall retire from the service of such city, village or town before deduction shall have been made from the salary or wages of such employee for a period of twenty (20) years shall agree to pay into said fund within three (3) years from and after the date when such employee shall become a beneficiary of said fund, the sum which, together with all

moneys previously deducted from the salary or wages of such employee, is equal to the full amount which would have been deducted and applied to said fund during a period of twenty years, and interest thereon at the rate of five per cent (5%) per annum. Such sum so to be paid shall be deducted by the treasurer of such city, village or town in equal monthly installments from the benefits due and payable to such employee at the regular times for the payment of said benefits after he or she shall become a beneficiary hereunder. § 8. Except as hereinafter provided in section 9% of this Act, any employee who has been in the service of such city, village or town for a period of not less than twenty (20) years, and who shall retire from the service of such city, village or town before attaining the age of fifty-five (55) years shall have the right to continue paying into said fund monthly, at the prescribed rate, and may thereby remain in good standing in said fund and shall have the right to become a beneficiary hereunder upon attaining the age of fifty-five (55) years, not however, until five (5) years from and after the date when this Act is in force and effect: Provided, such employee shall in the event that he or she retires from the service of such city, village or town before deduction shall have been made from the salary or wages of such employee for a period of twenty (20) years, pay into such fund within thirty (30) days from the date when he or she shall retire from the service of said city, village or town, a sum which, together with all moneys previously deducted from the salary or wages of such employee is equal to the full amount which would have been deducted and applied to said fund during a period of twenty (20) years. § 9. Except as hereinafter provided in section 91% of this Act, any employee who has been in the service of said city, village or town for a period of five (5) years, or more, from and after the date when this Act is in force and effect, shall have the right to retire from the service on account of serious disability rendering him or her unable to properly discharge his or her duties and may become a beneficiary under this Act and be entitled to receive the full benefits for a period of not more than two (2) years, which period may be extended upon proof satisfactory to said board of continued disability. Proof of disability shall be furnished by the commissioner of health and by at least one practicing physician of such city, village or town. § 91%. Any employee under civil service who is a participant in this fund on July 1st, 1915, and who shall have been in the service of such city, village or town for a period of not less than ten (10) years and who was engaged in the military or naval service of the United States during the years 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864 or 1865, and who was honorably discharged therefrom, and who is sixty-five (65) years or more of age, shall have the right to retire from the service of such city, village or town, and become a beneficiary hereunder, at any time after July 1st, 1916: Provided, that any such employee referred to in this section, who shall retire from the service of such city, village or town before deduction shall have been made from the salary or wages of such employee for a period of twenty (20) years shall agree to pay into said fund, without interest thereon, the sum which, together with all moneys previously deducted from the salary or wages of such employee,

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