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be appointed by the mayor and approved by the city council within three months after the passage of this Act, for the term of one (1) year from the first day of May in the year of appointment, and thereafter annually before the first day of May, and shall be paid from the treasury of said city such sum as the officers may designate. APPROVED June 29th, 1915.

PROTECTION FROM POISONO US FUMES OR DUST.

§ 1. Manufacture of metals, wares or merchandise $ 3. Penalty. which create noxious fumes or dust must be conducted in rooms lying wholly above $ 4. Right of action by injured employee for ground. - damages—commenced within two years. § 2. State factory inspector to enforce Act—shall i. notice and direct proper changes to be Illacie.

(House BIll No, 787. Approv Ed June 29, 1915.)

AN ACT in relation to employments creating poisonous fumes or dust in harmful quantities, and to provide for the enforcement thereof. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That every employer of labor in this State, engaged in the manufacture, repairing or altering of any metals, wares or merchandise which may produce or generate poisonous or noxious fumes or dusts in harmful quantities, such as metal polishing, grinding, plating and dipping of metals in acid solutions or dips, are hereby declared to be especially dangerous to the health of the employees so engaged. Such manufacture, repairing or altering of any metals or merchandise in such processes and places of employment shall be conducted in rooms lying wholly above the surface of the ground. § 2. It shall be the duty of the chief State factory inspector, the assistant state factory inspector, and the deputy factory inspectors to enforce the provisions of this Act, and to prosecute all violations of the same before any magistrate or any court of competent jurisdiction in this State, and for that purpose such inspectors are empowered to visit and inspect, at all reasonable hours, all places that may come under the provisions of this Act. In the enforcement thereof, said chief State factory inspector, the assistant chief State factory inspector, and the deputy factory inspectors shall give proper notice in regard to any violation of this Act to any employer of labor violating it, and direct the proper changes to be made to protect the health of the employees therein, and such notice shall be written or printed and shall be signed by the chief State factory inspector, or any one of his assistants authorized by him to sign such orders, and said notice may be served by delivering the same to the person upon whom service is to be had, or by leaving at usual place of abode or business an exact copy thereof, or by sending a copy thereof to such person by mail, and upon receipt of such notice calling the attention of the employer to such violation, he shall immediately comply with the provisions of this Act. § 3. Any person, firm or corporation who shall, personally, or through any agent, violate any of the provisions of this Act, or who omits or fails to comply with any of its requirements, or who obstructs or interferes with any examination or investigation being made by the chief State factory inspector, the assistant chief State factory inspector, and the deputy factory inspectors in accordance with the provisions of this Act, or any employee who shall violate any of the provisions of this Act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be punished for the first offense, by a fine of not less than twentyfive dollars ($25.00) nor more than two hundred dollars ($200.00); and upon conviction of the second or subsequent offense, shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500,00), and in each case shall stand committed until such fine and costs are paid, unless otherwise discharged by due process of law.

§ 4. For any injury to the health of any employee proximately caused by any wilful violation of this Act or wilful failure to comply with any of its provisions, a right of action shall accrue to the party whose health has been so injured, for any direct damages sustained thereby; and in case of the loss of life by reason of such wilful violation or wilful failure as aforesaid, a right of action shall accrue to the widow of such deceased person, his lineal heirs or adopted children, or to any other person or persons who were, before such loss of life, dependent for support upon such deceased person, for recovery of damages for the injury sustained by reason of such loss of life, not to exceed the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars: Provided, that every such action for damages in case of death shall be commenced within two (2) years after the death of such employee.

APPROVED June 29th, 1915.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS–STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS.

§ 1. Board of Examiners—appointment—qualifi- $ 9. Exempt from provisions of architects’license cations—term of office—vacancy. Act.

§ 2. Oath—officers—bond rules and regulations— $ 10. Nolicense to corporations—conditions under seal—record of proceedings—compensation ... which they may operate. of officers and members. § 11. Copartnerships. § 3. Quorum—meetings of board—notice—rules for examination of applicants—filing and § 12. Terms—how construed. publication of rules.

§ 13. Penalty. § 4. Examinations—publication of notice—exam- ination see—how examination held—quali- $ 14. Duty, of State Building Commissioner or fications of applicants—record kept—revo- building commissioner of any city as to the cation of license. - issue of permits.

§ 5. Who entitled to license without examina- $ 15. Renewal of license—fee—failure to renew— tions. secretary to file certified lists.

§ 6. Engineers licensed under laws of any other § 16. How license revoked—cause for revocation— state or country. - notice and hearing—powers of board—

- notice of revocation. § 7. License to be recorded with Secretary of State

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§ 18. Annual report of proceedings—disposition of sees.

(House BIll No. 406. APPRoved JULY 5, 1915.)

AN ACT to provide for the licensing of structural engineers. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That within thirty days after the taking effect of this Act the Governor of the State shall appoint a State Board of Examiners of Structural Engineers, to be composed of five members, one of whom shall be a professor in the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Illinois, and the others shall be structural engineers of recognized standing, who have had not less than ten years' practical experience, then practicing as structural engineers in the State of Illinois, to hold, regulate, supervise and control examinations of applicants for license to practice structural engineering in this State. Two of the members shall be designated to hold office until January 31, 1917, and the other three shall hold office until January 31, 1919; and thereafter upon the expiration of the term of office of the persons so appointed, the Governor of the State shall appoint a successor to each person whose term of office shall expire, to hold office for four years, and said person so appointed shall have the above specified qualifications. In case appointment of a successor is not made before the expiration of the term of any member, such member shall hold office until his successor is appointed and duly qualified. Any vacancy occurring in the membership of the Board shall be filled by the Governor of the State for the unexpired term of such membership. § 2. The members of the State Board of Examiners of Structural Engineers shall, before entering upon the discharge of their duties, make and file with the Secretary of State the constitutional oath of office. They shall, as soon as organized, and biennially thereafter in the month of February elect from their number a president and a secretary who shall also be the treasurer. The treasurer, before entering upon his duties, shall file a bond with the Secretary of State, for such a sum as shall be required of him by the Secretary of State, and in such form and with such sureties as may be approved by the Governor of the State. The Board shall adopt rules and regulations not inconsistent with this Act to govern its proceedings; shall adopt a seal; and shall cause the prosecution of all persons violating any of the provisions of this Act, and may incur necessary expense in that behalf. The Secretary shall have the care and custody of the seal; and shall keep a record of all the proceedings of the Board which shall be open at all times to the public. The Secretary of the Board shall receive a salary to be fixed by the Board, and which shall not exceed the sum of fifteen hundred ($1500.00) dollars per annum; he shall also receive his traveling and other expenses incurred in the performance of his official duties, and each of the other members of the Board shall receive the sum of ten ($10.00) dollars for each day actually engaged in the performance of his duties, and all legitimate and necessary expenses incurred in attending the meetings of the Board and in conducting examinations, which together with all other lawful expenses shall be paid from funds appropriated therefor, as provided by law. § 3. Three members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. Meetings of the Board shall be called by the Secretary upon the written request of the President or any two members, by giving at least seven days’ written notice of such meetings to each member, counting from the day on which the notices are post-marked, telegraphed or personally delivered. The Board shall adopt rules and regulations for the examination of applicants for license to practice Structural Engineering, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, and may amend, modify, and repeal such

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rules and regulations from time to time. The Board shall immediately upon the election of each officer thereof, and upon the adoption, repeal or modification of its rules of government or its rules and regulations of examinations of applicants for licenses, file with the Secretary of State and publish at least twice in at least one Engineering Journal of general circulation in the State of Illinois and in one daily newspaper published in the State of Illinois, the name and address of each officer, and a copy of such rules and regulations, or the amendments, repeal or modification thereof. § 4. Provisions shall be made by the Board hereby constituted for holding examinations at such place or places as shall be appointed by the Board, and at least two in each year, of applicants for license to practice structural engineering. Notice of the time and place of the holding of such examinations shall be published in the same manner as is hereinbefore provided for the publication of the rules and regulations pertaining to such examinations adopted by the Board: Provided that the last day of such publication shall be at least twenty (20) days prior to the date of holding such examinations. Each applicant shall pay to the Secretary of the Board, in advance, a fee of twenty ($20) dollars, and shall present his affidavit that he is of the age of twenty-one years, or above. Such examinations shall be held by the examiners as a body, a majority of whom shall constitute a quorum, or by a committee of two or more members selected and appointed by the Board. Examinations shall be conducted by written or printed interrogatories, in whole or in part. - - Each applicant examined shall sustain a satisfactory examination in the design and construction of buildings and structures according to scientific principles and with special reference to strength and safety; the strength and properties of the various building materials; the principles of theoretical and applied mechanics; the ability of the applicant to apply his knowledge to the ordinary requirements of structural engineering; and in such other matters and subjects as the Board of Examiners may require as suitable to fairly and thoroughly test the competency of the applicant to practice structural engineering in this State. Every applicant for a license, except those who apply by virtue of the provisions of section five (5) and six (6) of this Act, shall present to the Board of Examiners satisfactory proof, by affidavit, or otherwise, as the Board may direct: (a) That at the time of the taking effect of this Act, he was actually engaged in the practice of structural engineering in this State, and did not apply for a license under section five (5) of this Act, and in such case the applicant shall be entitled to an examination without regard to the number of years he has practiced. Or, (b) That within ten years next prior to his application, he has practiced structural engineering in some state or territory of the United States, or in some foreign country, for not less than six years, during at least two full years of which period he shall have been in responsible charge of work, as principal or assistant. Or, (c) That within ten years next prior to his application, he has pursued a course of study and training in the theory and practice of structural engineering covering at least the subjects above specifically enumerated, for the period of not less than six years, in the employ or under the supervision, direction and tuition of one or more practicing structural engineers, during at least two full years of which period, every such applicant shall show that he has been in charge of work in designing or construction in the employ or under the direction of such engineer or engineers. Such applicants who have graduated from a college or school of engineering considered by the Board to be in good standing and requiring a course of study of not less than four years, during at least thirty weeks in each year, shall be credited two years upon the six-year period required above, the remaining four years to be pursued as hereinabove in this paragraph provided. The Board in its discretion may adopt rules providing for credit not exceeding two years on said six-year period to applicants who have pursued a course of instruction in schools or colleges of engineering approved by the Board, but who have not graduated. If the result of the examination of any applicant shall be satisfactory to a majority of the Board, under its rules, the Secretary, upon an order of the Board, and upon payment by said applicant of the further sum of Thirty ($30) dollars, shall issue to said applicant a license to practice structural engineering in this State, in accordance with the provision of this Act, which license shall contain the full name, birthplace, and age of the licensee, and shall be signed by the President and Secretary and sealed with the seal of the Board. All papers received by the Secretary in relation to applications for license, shall be kept on file in his office, and proper index and record thereof shall be kept by him. Any fraudulent act or representation by any applicant in connection with his application for examination, or for a license without examination, under this Act, or during the conduct of his examination, shall be sufficient cause for the withholding of the license by the Board of Examiners or for its revocation after it has been issued. § 5. Any person who shall by affidavit or other proof as the Board may direct, show to the satisfaction of the State Board of Examiners of Structural Engineers that he was a resident of and engaged in the practice of structural engineering in this State on the date of the taking effect of this Act, shall be entitled to a license without examination, provided such application shall be made within six months after the taking effect of this Act. Such license, when granted, shall set forth the fact that the person to whom the same was issued was practicing structural engineering in this State at the time of the taking effect of this Act and is therefore entitled to the license to practice the profession of structural engineering without an examination by the Board of Examiners, and the Secretary of the Board shall upon the payment to him by the applicant of a fee of fifty ($50) dollars issue to the person named in said affidavit a license to practice structural engineering in this State in accordance with the provisions of this Act. § 6. The State Board of Examiners may in its discretion, issue a license, without examination, upon payment of a fee of fifty ($50) dollars, to a structural engineer licensed under the laws of any other state or territory of the United States, or any foreign country, provided it appear to the Board that in the state or territory or country in which

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