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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 ENGAGED IN MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE.

§ 1. Amends sections 7, 8 and 9 of Act of 1911, and § 9. As amended provides for retireadds section 93. ment aster 5 years Service, except as provided in section 9}. § 7. As amended, provides for retirement after 20 years service, is employee $ 9}. Retirement of employee, under civil serhas attained the age of 55 years, ex- vice formerly engaged in military or cept as provided in section 9). naval service of United States, 1861– 1865, and who is 65 years of age—deduc$ 8. As amended, provides for retirement tions. aster 20 years service, if employee has not attained the age of 55 years, except as provided in section 94.

(House BIll No. 119. APPRoved JUNE 29, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend 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 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 9%. 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%. § 7. Except as hereinafter provided in section 91% 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, is equal to the full amount which would have been deducted and applied to said fund during a period of twenty years. Such sum so to be paid shall be deducted by the treasurer of such city, village or town in equal monthly installments of ten dollars each, from the benefits due and payable to such employee at the regular times for the payments of said benefits after he shall become a beneficiary hereunder.

It is the purpose and intent of this section that its provisions shall apply only to persons who were engaged in the military or naval service as aforesaid, and that it shall in no way repeal or affect any of the other provisions of this Act.

APPROVED June 29th, 1915.

PENSION FUND–POLICE, CITIES OVER 200,000.

§ 1. Pension fund for policemen created. $ 9. How fund created—actuaries to determine amount necessary—board shall certify to § 2. Board of trustees of police pension fund— city council—seven-tenths mill tax levy— appointment and election—term—trustees annual appropriation—tax warrants—sailunder prior Act to serve. ure to provide for levy—revenue from city licenses to be applied—transfer of funds— § 3. Employee of twenty years—application for - disposition of police pension fund under on—pension-death-Pension to former Act—board §§. widow.

$ 10. Powers of board. § 4. Retirement because of physical disability—

evidence of disability—examination. § 11. Annual statement by treasurer to board and mayor–disposition of surplus—examina$ 5. Death in performance of duty—pension to tion of books and records. widow or children—death or insanity after 10 years service—pension. § 12. What persons entitled to benefits under Act—opensions exempt from attachment § 6. Pension lost by crime or neglect. or garnishment and shall not be levied upon.

$ 7. “Policeman” interpreted and construed—
entitled to benefits under act superseded $ 13. Validity.
by this Act.

§ 8. Meetings of board—officers—certificates— record—certified list of beneficiaries— computation of service.

(HOUSE BILL No. 320. APPRov ED JUNE 29, 1915.)

AN ACT to provide for the setting apart, formation and disbursement of a police pension fund in cities having a population erceeding two hundred thousand inhabitants. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That in each city in this State having a population of two hundred thousand inhabitants, or more, there shall be created, maintained and disbursed in the manner prescribed in this Act, a pension fund for policemen. § 2. A board composed of five members shall be and constitute a board of trustees to provide for the disbursement of said fund, and to designate the beneficiaries thereof, as herein directed, which board shall be known as the board of trustees of the Police Pension Fund of said city. Three members of said board shall be residents of the county in which such city is located, and shall not hold, during their term of membership on said board, any other civil office or position under the Federal, State or municipal governments. They shall be appointed by the mayor of such city and shall serve for a period of three (3) years, and until their successors are appointed and qualified. The two other persons who, with the members above designated, shall constitute said board, shall be chosen, one from among the policemen of such city, and one from the body of the pensioners under this Act. The member to be chosen from the policemen shall be elected by secret ballot at an annual meeting to serve for the period of one year at which elections all policeman shall be entitled to vote. The member to be chosen from the body of pensioners shall be elected by secret ballot at an annual election to serve for a period of one year, at said election all retired policemen who are pensioners by the terms of this Act, and the widows of all deceased pensioners who are pensioners by the terms of this Act shall be entitled to vote. In the event that there shall be no widow surviving, then the guardian of any natural child or children of such deceased pensioner, where such children are also pensioners, may cast the vote to which such widow would have been entitled had she survived. Elections shall be held annually on the third Monday of April, at such place or places in such city, and under such regulations as shall be prescribed by said board: Provided, however, that no person entitled to vote under the provisions of this section shall cast more than one vote at any such election. In the event of the death, resignation or inability to act of any elected member of said board, the successor of such member shall be elected at a special election which shall be called by said board, and shall be conducted in the same manner as are the annual elections hereunder. Those members of the board of trustees of the Police Pension Fund provided for in an Act entitled: “An Act to provide for the setting apart, formation and disbursement of a Police Pension Fund in cities, villages and incorporated towns,” (approved April 29, 1887, in force July 1, 1887), as subsequently amended, shall serve as members of the board hereby created for the terms for which they were respectively appointed or elected, and until such time as their successors are respectively appointed or elected and qualified as herein provided. Suitable rooms for offices and meetings of such board shall be assigned by the mayor of such city. § 3. Whenever any person shall have been or shall hereafter be appointed and sworn as a probationary or regular policeman in any city where such pension fund has been created, and shall have served for a period of twenty (20) years or more as such policeman in the police force of such city, or where the combined years of service of such person in the police department and fire department of such city shall aggregate twenty (20) years or more, he may make application to said board for retirement, and said board shall order and direct that such policeman after his retirement from the police force, shall be paid a yearly pension equal to one-half of the amount of the salary attached to the rank which he may have held in said police force for one year immediately prior to the time of his retirement from the police force: Provided, however, the maximum of said pension shall not exceed the sum of nine hundred dollars ($900) and the minimum be not less than six hundred dollars ($600) per annum; and after the death of any such policeman, his widow, in case the marriage of such policeman shall have taken place more than six months prior to the time a pension is granted him hereunder, or natural child or children under sixteen (16) years of age of any such pensioner shall thereafter be paid the pension herein provided for such husband or father: And provided, further, that if such widow remarries, the pension herein provided shall cease.

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