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OIL INSPECTION.

ACT OF 1874 REVISED.

§ 1. Appointment of inspectors—term of office– $ 6. Penalty for misconduct in office.

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§ 3. Inspector to test. - $ 8. Oil shipped within State—inspections at § 4. Toks marked—inspector not to trade receiving point. 1 in oil. § 9. Fines, how recovered and disposed os.

§ 10. Repeal.
(SENATE BILL No. 442. Approv ED JUNE 29, 1915.)

$ 5. Reccrq kept and open to examination.

AN ACT in relation to oil inspection. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the mayor of any city, with the approval of the city council, the president of the board of trustees of any village or incorporated town, with the approval of such board of trustees, may appoint one or more inspectors for the inspection of coal oil, petroleum, naphtha, gasoline, benzine, mineral seal, signal and other mineral oils or fluids, fix the compensation of such inspectors and prescribe the fees to be paid by those for whom such inspectors render services. The county judge of any county may appoint such inspectors for territory not within city limits, village, or incorporated town, fix their compensation and fees. Every such inspector shall hold office for one year, and until his successor is qualified, and with the approval of the power appointing him, may appoint deputies, for whom he shall be responsible, who shall take the same oath and be liable to the same penalties as the inspector. All fees collected by such inspector or deputy shall be paid by him into the county, city, village or town treasury and be the property of such county, city, village or town. The salary of such inspector shall not exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) per year: Provided, that any city having a population of less than one hundred thousand (100,000), or any village or town may by ordinance provide that such inspector of deputy shall receive in lieu of salary the fees collected by him. § 2. Every such inspector, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall take and subscribe the following oath: I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be), that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of oil inspector according to the best of my ability. He shall also execute a bond payable to the People of the State, in such sum as shall be required by the county judge, city council or board of trustees, with one or more sureties to be approved by the county judge, mayor, or president of the board of trustees, conditioned for the faithful discharge of the duties of his office. Any person aggrieved by the misconduct or neglect of such inspector may maintain (suit) thereon for his own use. § 3. Upon the arrival of any such oil or fluid, such inspector shall test the same with all reasonable dispatch by applying the fire test, as indicated and determined by J. Tagliabue's pyrometer, or some other instrument or means equally accurate, with which he shall have provided himself at his own expense. § 4. If the oils or fluids so tested will not ignite or explode at a temperature less than one hundred and fifty degrees Fahrenheit, the inspector shall mark, plainly and indelibly, on each cask, barrel or package, “Approved, fire test being. . . . . . . . ;” but if said oils or fluids will ignite at a temperature less than one hundred and fifty degrees Fahrenheit, as aforesaid, then the inspector shall mark on each cask, barrel or package, “Condemned for illuminating purposes; fire test being. . . . . . . . ” Said inspector, while in office, shall not buy, sell, bargain or trade, directly or indirectly, in any of the said oils or fluids, or be an employee of any refinery or firm dealing in the products herein mentioned. § 5. He shall also, within twenty-four hours after making any inspection, make a full and fair entry thereof in a record book to be kept for that purpose, which shall be open to all persons wishing to examine the same. § 6. Any such inspector or deputy who shall falsely brand any package, cask or barrel, or be guilty of any fraud, deceit, misconduct or culpable negligence in the performance of any of his official duties, shall be fined not exceeding $200, and be liable to the party injured for all damages occasioned thereby. § 7. Any refiner or producer or any dealer in, or manufacturer, person, firm or corporation using, directly or in the manufacture of their product, coal oil, naptha, gasoline, benzine, mineral seal, signal or other mineral oil or fluid, the product of petroleum, in any city, village or town in which such inspector is appointed, who shall neglect to give notice to such inspector, of any such oil or fluid in his possession, within two days after the same is made or refined by him or received into his possession, or shall offer any such oil or fluid for sale before the same has been so inspected, or shall sell or attempt to sell to any person, for illuminating purposes, any such oil which is below the approved standard—that is, having igniting point less than one hundred and fifty degrees Fahrenheit, as indicated and determined in the manner herein provided, or shall use any package, cask, barrel or other thing having the inspection brand thereon, the oil or fluid therein not having been inspected, or shall counterfeit any brand, shall be fined not exceeding $200 and be liable to the party injured for all damages occasioned thereby, and all the casks, barrels or packages so falsely used, and their contents, shall be forfeited, and may be seized and sold. § 8. All coal oil, naptha, gasoline, benzine, or mineral seal, signal or other mineral oil or fluid, the product of petroleum, shipped by any refiner or producer within the State must be inspected by the inspector at the receiving point. § 9. The fines herein provided may be recovered in the name of the People of the State of Illinois before any justice of the peace of the county where the offense is committed, and if the offense is committed in the City of Chicago then before the Municipal Court of Chicago, and when collected, one-half shall be paid to the informer, and the other half and the proceeds of the sale of all casks, barrels and packages, and

the contents thereof seized, as herein provided, shall be paid into the city, village or town treasury.

§ 10. “An Act to revise the law in relation to oil inspection,” approved March 12, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, as amended by an Act approved May 29, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, and as further amended by an Act approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, is hereby expressly repealed.

APPROVED June 29th, 1915.

PARKS.

DISCONNECTING TERRITORY FROM PARK.

§ 1. Disconnection of territory, when district $ 3. Trust funds to pay liabilities.
partly within city-petition—consent by
ordinance—indebtedness—when essedtive. § 4. Emergency.

$72. Ordinances, to be filed with county clerk— clerk shall extend no tax.

(House Bill No. 188. APPRov ED JUNE 28, 1915.)

As Act to provide for disconnecting territory from park districts organized under and by virtue of “An Act to provide for the organization of park districts and the transfer of submerged lands to those bordering on navigable bodies of water,” approved June 24, 1895, in force July 1, 1895. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That whenever any park district organized under and by virtue of an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois entitled, “An Act to provide for the organization of park districts and the transfer of submerged lands to those bordering on navigable bodies of water,” approved June 24, 1895, in force July 1, 1895, is situated partly within a city having power to establish and maintain public parks and levy a three mill tax therefor under and by virtue of an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, entitled “An Act to authorize cities having a population of less than 50,000 to establish and maintain by taxation public parks,” approved May 13, 1907, in force July 1, 1907, as amended by Act approved June 26, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, and the remainder of said park district is situate entirely within territory not included in any city having power to levy such tax, then on petition in writing signed by a majority of the legal voters resident in that part of such park district situated within the limits of such city, the board of park commissioners of said park district may by ordinance passed by a majority vote of said board of park commissioners, consent that such territory may be disconnected from said park district. Said ordinance shall provide that said city shall assume and pay to said park district a proportionate share of the then existing indebtedness of said park district, which amount so to be assumed and paid, with the terms of payment shall be stated in said ordinance and shall approximate the proportionate share of the then existing indebtedness of said park district, in the proportion that the value of the taxable property in such dis. connected territory as the same was fixed by the last general assessment preceding such disconnection, bears to the value of the taxable property of the entire park district as fixed by said assessment.

The disconnection of territory herein provided for shall not take effect or be in force, unless the said city shall, within sixty days after the passage of the ordinance aforesaid, also pass an ordinance accepting the provisions of the ordinance of said park district and assuming and agreeing to pay the indebtedness aforesaid according to the terms of said ordinance. § 2. Within thirty days after the passage of such ordinances by said park district and said city, the secretary of said park district shall file with the clerk of the county court a duly certified copy of each of the aforesaid ordinances, and upon said filing the said disconnected territory shall cease to be a part of said park district; and said copies of said ordinances shall be spread upon the records of said county court. After the filing of said copies of said ordinances with the clerk of said county court, the county clerk shall not extend any rate upon the taxable property of said disconnected territory for any tax thereafter levied by the corporate authorities of said park districts for the payment of any then existing or future indebtedness, contract or liability, or bonds or interest thereon, incurred, entered into or issued by the corporate authorities of said park district. § 3. The moneys so agreed to be paid by said city shall, when collected, constitute a trust fund in the hands of the corporate authorities of said park districts, to stand in lieu of the funds that would have been realized from taxation of said disconnected territory to pay the then existing bonded and other liabilities of said park district, if said territory has not been disconnected. § 4, WHEREAs, an emergency exists, therefore, this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. APPROVED June 28th, 1915.

DISSOLUTION OF PARK DISTRICTS.

§ 1. Amends Act of 1895 by adding section 40. $ 40. Proceedings for dissolution of park districts—city council to act as commissioners to close up business.

(House BIll No. 310. Approved JUNE 24, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the organization of park districts and the transfer of submerged lands to those bordering on navigable bodies of water,” approved June 24, 1895, in force July 1, 1895, by adding thereto a section providing for the dissolution of a park district formed under the provisions of said Act. 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 provide for the organization of park districts and the transfer of submerged lands to those bordering on navigable bodies of water,” approved June 24, 1895, in force July 1, 1895, be and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section: $ 40. Any park district heretofore or hereafter organized under the provisions of this Act may be dissolved and discontinued upon like petition, proceedings and election as is provided in this Act for the organization of such park districts; and upon such dissolution all commissioners and officers of such park district; whether the term or terms for which they have been elected or appointed, as the case may be, shall have expired

or not, shall cease to have any power or authority, and all parks theretofore established by such park district and all other lands owned or controlled by such park district, shall vest in and shall be controlled by the city, town or village wherein such parks and other lands are located, and for the purpose of closing up the business affairs of such park district, the members of the city council, board of trustees or town board, as the case may be, of the city, village or town wherein all, or the greater part of such park district is located, are hereby constituted the park commissioners of such park district and they shall act without compensation. They shall proceed to close up the business affairs of such park district and shall have all the powers of the former park commissioners, before said dissolution, that shall be necessary therefor, and shall have power to levy taxes for the purpose of paying outstanding debts, obligations or liabilities, and the necessary, expenses of closing up the business of such park district. APPROVED June 24th, 1915.

IMPROVEMENTS BY SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS.

§ 1. Amends sections 23, 24, 25 and 26, Act of 1895. § 25. Mode of making assessments. § 23. When improvements made by spe- § 26. Duties of secretary of board of truscial assessment—provisions of city tees and treasurer of park disand village Act to apply. - trict.

$ 24. Board of local improvements.
(House BILL No. 776. Approved JUNE 24, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the organization of park districts and the transfer of submerged lands to those bordering on navigable bodies of water,” approved June 24, 1895, in force July 1, 1895, by amending sections 23, 24, 25 and 26 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 provide for the organization of park districts and the transfer of submerged lands to those bordering on navigable bodies of water,” approved June 24, 1895, in force July 1, 1895, be, and the same is hereby amended by amending sections 23, 24, 25 and 26 thereof so that said sections when amended shall read as follows: § 23. When any improvement to be made by said board is local in character and confined within the limits of said park district, and the said board shall deem it advisable that the same should be made by special assessment, it shall have power to proceed under and according to the provisions of [“|An Act concerning local improvements,” approved June 14, 1897, in force July 1, 1897, and all amendments thereto so far as the same may apply. The same, provisions shall apply to the collection of the assessments by installments and for the issuing of bonds and vouchers therefor as are provided in cases of special assessments of cities and villages in Article 9 aforesaid and the amendments thereto, and also an Act of the General Assembly entitled, “An Act to authorize the division of special assessments in cities, towns and villages into installments, and authorizing the issuing of bonds to anticipate the collection of deferred installments,” approved June 17, 1893, in force July 1, 1893. § 24. The park engineer, who shall be also ea officio superintendent of special assessments, the chairman of the finance committee and the

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