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SANITARY DISTRICTS-SEWAGE DISPOSAL, BOND ISSUES.

§ 1. Amends section 9, Act of 1911. $ 9. As amended, provides corporations may borrow money, and issue bonds, limits amount - and requires referendum—form of ballot.

(House BILL No. 507. APPRoved JUNE 28, 1915.

AN ACT to amend section 9 of “An Act to create sanitary districts and to provide for sewage disposal,” approved June 5, 1911.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 9 of “An Act to create sanitary districts, and to provide for sewage disposal,” approved June 5, 1911, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

§ 9. The corporation may borrow money for corporate purposes and may issue bonds therefor, but shall not become indebted, in any manner, or for any purpose, to an amount in the aggregate to exceed five per centum on the valuation of taxable property therein, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes previous to the incurring of such indebtedness. Whenever the board of trustees of such district desires to issue bonds hereunder they shall order an election to be held in such district upon the question. The notice of election shall state the amount of bonds to be issued and the polling places at which such election shall be held, and shall be posted in at least five public places at least twenty days prior to the election. Such election notice shall also be published in a newspaper published in said district at least twenty days prior to the election. The board of trustees shall appoint judges and clerks for such election, and the returns of such election shall be filed with the clerk of the board and be canvassed and the result ascertained by said board and entered upon the records of the district. If it shall appear that a majority of the voters voting at said election on said question shall have voted in favor of the issue of said bonds, the board of trustees shall order and direct the execution of the bonds for and on behalf of said district. All bonds issued hereunder shall mature in not exceeding twenty annual installments. The ballots at elections held under this section shall be in substantially the following form:

| Proposition to issue bonds of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | YES | district to the amount of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . – dollars. | NO

APPROVED June 28th, 1915.

SANITARY DISTRICTS-BRIDGES IN CITY OF CHICAGO.

§ 1. Amends section 17, Act of 1889. $ 17. As amended, adds paragraph providing for building of three bridges across main drainage channel in the city of Chicago.

(SENATE BILL No. 126. Approved JUNE 25, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend section seventeen (17) of an Act entitled, “An Act to create sanitary districts and to remove obstructions in the Desplaines and Illinois rivers,” approved May 29, 1889, in force July 1, 1889. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section seventeen (17) of an Act entitled, “An Act to create sanitary districts and to remove obstructions in the Desplaines and Illinois rivers,” approved May 29, 1889, in force July 1, 1889, be amended so as to read as follows: § 17. When it shall be necessary in making any improvements which any district is authorized by this Act to make, to enter upon any public property or property held for public use, such district shall have the power so to do and may acquire the necessary right of way over such property held for public use in the same manner as is above provided for acquiring private property, and may enter upon, use, widen, deepen and improve any navigable or other waters, waterways, canal or lake: Provided, the public use thereof shall not be unnecessarily interrupted or interfered with, and that the same shall be restored to its former usefulness as soon as practicable: Provided, however, that no such district shall occupy any portion of the Illinois and Michigan canal outside of the limits of the county in which such district is situated for the site of any such improvement, except to cross the same, and then only in such a way as not to impair the usefulness of said canal, or to the injury of the right of the State therein, and only under the direction and supervision of the canal commissioners: And, provided, further, that no district shall be required to make any compensation for the use of so much of said canal as lies within the limits of the county in which said district is situated except for transportation purposes. Every such district may build a suitable bridge with a suitable approach thereto, with a roadway and sidewalks thereon for public travel across its main drainage channel on the line of Crawford avenue, sometimes called 40th avenue, in the city of Chicago, as extended across the said main channel; also on the line of Cicero avenue, sometimes called 48th avenue, which lies partly in the city of Chicago and partly in the township of Stickney, as extended across said main drainage channel; and on the line of Harlem avenue, sometimes called 72nd avenue, as extended across said main drainage channel, all in the county of Cook. Said three bridges with approaches, roadways and sidewalks thereon shall be thereafter maintained in good order for public travel by any such district as a corporate expense, and no compensation shall be demanded or required to be paid any such district for its land necessarily taken to form part of a street or highway to afford access to any such bridge or as compensation for such bridges and their appurtenances as aforesaid: Provided, however, that if any such bridge with approaches, roadways and sidewalks thereon shall lie wholly within the territorial limits of any one municipality, then any such bridge and appurtenances shall on completion be turned over to the corporate authorities of any such municipality free of cost, and shall thereupon become the property of such municipality, and be maintained in good order for public travel by such municipality.

APPROVED June 25th, 1915.

SANITARY DISTRICTS–ORGANIZATIONS LEGALIZED. § 1. Districts organized unde Act of 1911 legalized $ 2. Act not to affect pending proceedings. notwithstanding irregularity in proceed1IngS. (House BILL No. 506. Approved JUNE 25, 1915.)

AN ACT to legalize the organization of sanitary districts.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That in all cases where the officers who shall have canvassed the election returns shall have found that a majority of the voters voting upon the question shall have voted in favor of the formation of a sanitary district under the authority of “An Act to create sanitary districts, and to provide for sewage disposal,” approved June 5, 1911, as amended, said sanitary district is hereby in all respects legalized notwithstanding any informality or irregularity in the proceedings had in calling the election or in the holding or conduct thereof. And the commission which acted in determining the boundaries of such district shall meet and by order, to be entered upon the records of the county court of the county wherein said district is situated, fix and determine the boundaries of the several wards of said district and appoint or reappoint such trustees as may be necessary in the event that any trustee shall not be a resident of the ward from which he was appointed.

§ 2. This Act shall not effect [affect] proceedings in court when this Act takes effect.

APPROVED June 25th, 1915.

ELECTIONS.

CITY ACT OF 1885–BOARD OF REGISTRY. § 1. Amends section 3, of Article III, Act of 1885. Article III.

§ 3. As amended, provides Board of Registry shall meet twice prior to the first election for the #. of making a registry and fixes dates.

(House Bill No. 137. Approved JUNE 28, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act regulating the holding of elections and declaring the result thereof in cities, villages and incorporated towns in this State,” approved June 19, 1885, in force July 1, 1885, as amended by all subsequent Acts by amending section three (3) of article III thereof. 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 regulate the holding of elections and declaring the result thereof in cities, villages and incorporated towns in this State,” approved June 19, 1885, in force July 1, 1885, as amended by all subsequent Acts, be and the sanie is hereby amended by amending section three (3) of article III thereof, so that said section when amended shall read as follows:

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§ 3. Such board of registry and the election clerks shall meet in the precinct twice prior to such first election for the purpose of making a registry; the first day for such registration being on the Saturday immediately preceding the Tuesday four weeks before such election; and the second day of registration being on the Tuesday three weeks before election for the first general city, village or town election, or the first general State or county election which may occur after the first appointment of such board of election commissioners at the place designated by such board of commissioners and they shall then proceed to make a general registration of all the voters in such precinct. A new general registration shall be made by the board of registry in every year in which a congressional election occurs and just prior thereto, the first day of such registration being on the Saturday immediately preceding the Tuesday four weeks before such election, and the second day of registration being on Tuesday three weeks before such election. Three registry books shall be furnished to such board of registry by the board of election commissioners for the purpose of such registration, and two of such books of registry shall be prepared substantially in the following form:

REGISTER OF WOTERS... . . . . . . . PRECINCT, .........WARD.

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