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form, letter, or other publication, published, distributed or circulated in this commonwealth, in any advertisement in this commonwealth, knowingly makes or disseminates, or causes to be made or disseminated, any statement or assertion concerning the quantity, the quality, the value, the merit, the ability, the use, the present or former price, the cost, the reason for the price, or the motive or purpose of a sale, of any merchandise, securities or services or anything of value; or concerning the method or cost of production or manufacture of such merchandise; or the possession of rewards, prizes, or distinctions conferred on account of such merchandise, securities, services or thing of value; or the manner or source of purchase of such merchandise or securities, or thing of value with intent to sell, or in any wise dispose of such merchandise, securities, services or thing of value; which is untrue or calculated to mislead, and known to be so by said person at said time, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding sixty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. APPROVED June 29th, 1915.

BLINDNESS—PREVENTION. § 1. Diseased condition of eye in infants to be $4. Duties of local health officer. known as ophthalmia neonatorum. § 5. Duties of State Board of Health. § 2. Physician, surgeon, obstetrician, etc., to make report—records not open to public. § 6. Collusion to misstate or conceal facts.

§ 3. Maternity, homes and hospitals to post $ 7. State's Attorney to prosecute.
copies of Act and keep record of cases—
duty of physicians and midwives. $ 8. Penalty.

$ 9. Repeal.
(House BILL No. 582. APPRoved JUNE 24, 1915.)

AN ACT entitled, “An Act for the prevention of blindness from ophthalmia neonatorum; defining ophthalmia neonatorum; designating certain powers and duties and otherwise providing for the enforcement of this Act.” SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That any diseased condition of the eye, or eyes of any infant in which there is any inflammation, swelling or redness in either one or both eyes of any such infant, either apart from or together with any unnatural discharge from the eye, or eyes of such infant, at any time within two weeks after the birth of such infant, shall, independent of the nature of the infection, be known as ophthalmia neonatorum. § 2. It shall be the duty of any physician, surgeon, obstetrician, midwife, nurse, maternity, home or hospital, of any nature or parent assisting in any way whatsoever, any woman at childbirth, or assisting in any way whatsoever any infant, or the mother of any infant, at any time within two weeks after childbirth, observing or having a reasonable opportunity to observe the condition herein defined, and within six hours thereafter, to report in writing or by telephone followed by a written report such fact to the local health authorities of the city, town, village or other political division as the case may be, in which the mother of any such infant may reside; provided that such reports and the records

thereof shall be deemed privileged information and shall not be open to the public. § 3. It shall be the duty of all maternity homes and any and all hospitals or places where women resort for purposes of childbirth, to post and keep posted in conspicuous places in their institution, copies of this Act, and to instruct persons professionally employed in such homes, hospitals and places regarding their duties under this Act, and to maintain such records of cases of ophthalmia neonatorum in the manner and form prescribed by the State Board of Health. It shall be the duty of any and all physicians, and midwives to advise, for the prevention of ophthalmia neonatorum, such prophylactic as shall be prescribed by the State Board of Health, and to inform the parents or guardians of a child as to the dangers and dire consequences of this disease. For the purpose of preventing the development of ophthalmia neonatorum in cases of childbirth attended by midwives, midwives may employ the prophylactic prescribed by the State Board of Health, provided the consent of the parent or parents or guardian shall first be obtained for the use of such preventive treatment. § 4. It shall be the duty of the local health officer: (1) To investigate, insofar as that can be done without entering into the home or interfering with the child in any way without first securing the consent of the parents or guardian of such child, and each case of ophthalmia neonatorum reported to him in compliance with this law, and any other such case as may come to his attention. (2) To report all cases of ophthalmia neonatorum and the results of all such investigations as he may make, to the State Board of Health in the manner and form prescribed by said board. § 5. It shall be the duty of the State Board of Health: (1) To enforce the provisions of this Act; (2) To provide for the gratuitous distribution of a scientific prophylactic for ophthalmia neonatorum, together with proper directions for the use and administration thereof, to all physicians and midwives authorized by law to attend at the birth of any child; (3) To have printed and published for distribution throughout the State advice and information concerning the dangers of ophthalmia neonatorum and the necessity for the prompt and effective treatment thereof; (4) To furnish similar advice and information, together with copies of this law to all physicians, midwives, and others authorized by law to attend at the birth of any child; (5) To prepare appropriate report blanks and to furnish same to all local health officers for distribution to physicians and midwives free of charge; (6) To report any and all violations of this Act to the prosecuting attorney of the district wherein said violation may have been committed. § 6. Any collusion between any official and any person, or between any others herein named, to misstate or conceal any facts which under this Act are essential to report correctly any case of ophthalmia neonatorum, shall likewise constitute a misdemeanor, and any person upon conviction thereof, shall suffer a penalty such as is hereinafter provided. § 7. It shall be the duty of the State's Attorney for the proper district to prosecute for all misdemeanors as herein prescribed. § 8. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than ten ($10) dollars nor more than one hundred ($100) dollars, in the discretion of the court. § 9. An Act for the prevention of blindness, approved June 21, 1895, in force July 1, 1895, is hereby repealed. APPROVED June 24th, 1915.

CONTRIBUTING TO DEPENDENCY OF CHILDREN. § 1. Dependent or neglected child defined. § 3. Husband or wife competent witness.

§ 2. Penalty for contributing to dependency or § 4. Repeal.
neglect of children—release on probation
—conditions—in case of forfeiture. $ 5. Emergency.

(House BILL No. 296. APPRoved JUNE 23, 1915.)

AN ACT to define and punish the crime of contributing to the dependency and neglect of children. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: For the purposes of this Act a dependent and neglected child shall mean any male who while under the age of 17 years or any female who while under the age of 18 years, for any reason is destitute, homeless or abandoned; or dependent upon the public for support; or has not proper parental care or guardianship; or habitually begs or receives alms; or is found living in any house of ill fame or with any vicious or disreputable person; or has a home which by reason of neglect, cruelty or depravity on the part of its parents, guardian or any other person in whose care it may be is an unfit place for such child; and any child who while under the age of ten years is found begging, peddling or selling any articles or singing or playing any musical instrument for gain upon the street or giving any public entertainments or accompanies or is used in aid of any person so doing. § 2. Any parent, legal guardian or person having the custody of a male under the age of 17 years or of a female under the age of 18 years, who shall knowingly or wilfully cause, aid or encourage such person to be or to become a dependent and neglected child as defined in section 1, or who shall knowingly or wilfully do acts which directly tend to render any such child so dependent and neglected, or who shall knowingly or wilfully fail to do that which will directly tend to prevent such state of dependency and neglect shall be deemed guilty of the crime of contributing to the dependency and neglect of children and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than $200.00 or by imprisonment in the county jail, house of correction or workhouse for not more than one year or both by such fine and imprisonment: Provided, that instead of imposing the punishment hereinbefore provided, the court shall have the power to release the defendant from custody on probation for the space of one year upon his or her entering into recognizance with or without surety in such sum as the court may direct. The conditions of the recognizance shall be such that if the defendant shall make his or her personal appearance in court whenever ordered to do so within the year and shall provide and care for such neglected and dependent child in such manner as to prevent a continuance or a repetition of such state of dependency and neglect or as otherwise may be directed by the court then the recognizance shall be void, otherwise it shall be of full force and effect. If the court be satisfied by information and due proof under oath that at any time during the year the defendant has violated the terms of such order it may forthwith revoke the order and sentence him or her under the original conviction. Unless so sentenced, the defendant shall at the end of the year be discharged. In case of forfeiture on the recognizance the sum recovered thereon may in the discretion of the court be paid in whole or in part to someone designated by the court for the support of such dependent and neglected child. § 3. The husband or wife of the defendant shall be a competent witness to testify in any case brought under this Act and to any and all matters relevant thereto.

§ 4. “An Act to provide for the punishment of persons responsible for or directly promoting or contributing to the conditions that render a child dependent, neglected or delinquent and to provide for suspension of sentence and release on probation in such cases,” approved May 13, 1905, in force July 1, 1905, is hereby repealed.

§ 5. WHEREAs an emergency exists this Act shall be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED June 23d, 1915.

CONTRIBUTING TO DELINQUENCY OF CHILDREN.

§ 1. Delinquent child defined. § 3. Husband or wife competent witness.
§ 2. Penalty for contributing to delinquency of § 4. Repeal.
children.

§ 5. Emergency. (House BIll No. 317. APPRoved JUNE 25, 1915.)

AN ACT to define and punish the crime of contributing to the delinquency of children.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That for the purposes of this Act a delinquent child is any male who while under the age of seventeen (17) years, or any female who while under the age of eighteen (18) years violates any law of this State; or is incorrigible, or knowingly associates with thieves, vicious or immoral persons; or without just cause and without the consent of its parents, guardian or custodian absents itself from its home or place of abode, or is growing up in idleness or crime; or knowingly frequents a house of ill repute; or knowingly frequents any policy shop or place where any gambling device is operated; or frequents any saloon or dram-shop where intoxicating liquors are sold; or patronizes or visits any public pool room or bucket shop; or wanders about the streets in the night time without being on any lawful business or lawful occupation; or habitually wanders about any railroad yards or tracks or jumps or attempts to jump onto any moving train; or enters any car or engine without lawful authority; or uses vile, obscene, vulgar, profane or indecent language in any public

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place or about any school house; or is guilty of indecent or lascivious conduct. § 2. Any person who shall knowingly or wilfully cause, aid or encourage any male under the age of seventeen (17) years or any female under the age of eighteen (18) years to be or to become a delinquent child as defined in section one (1), or who shall knowingly or wilfully do acts which directly tend to render any such child so delinquent and who when able to do so, shall wilfully neglect to do that which will directly tend to prevent such state of delinquency shall be deemed guilty of the crime of contributing to the delinquency of children and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than two hundred (200) dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail, house of

correction or workhouse not more than one (1) year, or by both such

fine and imprisonment. § 3. The husband or wife of the defendant shall be a competent witness to testify in any case brought under the provisions of this Act and to any and all matters relevant thereto. § 4. That an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the punishment of persons responsible for or directly promoting, or contributing to the conditions that render a child dependent, neglected or delinquent, and to provide for suspension of sentence and release on probation in such cases,” approved May 13, 1905, in force July 1, 1905, be and the same is hereby repealed. § 5. WHEREAs, an emergency exists this Act shall be in force from and after its passage and approval. APPROVED June 25th, 1915.

EXPLOSIVES-MANUFACTURE AND SALE.

§ 1. Amends section 4, Act of 1874, as amended in § 4. As amended, adds clause relative to 1913. city or village created subsequent to location and construction

of explosive manufactory.

(SENATE Bill No. 51. Approved June 25, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend section 4 of an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, entitled, “An Act to regulate the manufacture, transportation, use and sale of erplosives, and to punish an improper use of the same,” approved June 16, 1887, in force July 1, 1887, and amended by an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, approved May 28, 1889, and in force July 1, 1889, and amended by an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, approved May 15, 1903, in force July 1, 1903. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 4 of an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, entitled, “An Act to regulate the manufacture, transportation, use and sale of explosives, and to punish an improper use of the same,” approved June 16, 1887, in force July 1, 1887, as amended by an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, approved May 28, 1889, and in force July 1, 1889, as amended by an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, approved May 15, 1903, and in force July 1, 1903, so that the same shall read as follows:

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