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“An Act to authorize the employment of convicts and prisoners in the penal and reformatory institutions of the State of Illinois in the preparation of road building materials and in working on the public roads,” approved June 28th, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, be amended to read as follows:

§ 1. That the commissioners of the northern Illinois penitentiary, the commissioners of the Southern Illinois penitentiary and the board of managers of the Pontiac reformatory of the State of Illinois are hereby authorized and empowered to employ convicts and prisoners in the penal and reformatory institutions of this State in working on the public roads or in crushing stones or preparing other road building materials at points outside the walls of the penal or reformatory institutions. Upon the written request of the commissioners of highways of any township in counties under township organization or the commissioners of highways or boards of county commissioners in counties not under township organization, said penitentiary commissioners, and board of managers of the Pontiac reformatory shall detail such convicts or prisoners as in its judgment shall seem proper not exceeding the number specified in said written request, for employment on the public roads or in the preparation of road building materials, in the township, road district, or county requesting the same on such terms and conditions as may be described by said penitentiary commissioners or the board of managers of the Pontiac reformatory.

APPROVED June 23d, 1915.

PRACTICE.

ASSIGNEE, ETC.—WHEN CHOSE IN ACTION CONSISTS OF WAGES.

§ 1. Amends section 18, Act of 1907. § 18. As amended, provides five days notice be given to assignor before the trial, who may interplead—set offs, judgment, etc.

(SENATE BIll No. 72. Approved JUNE 24, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend section 18 of an Act entitled, “An Act in relation t practice and procedure in courts of record,” approved June 3, 1907, in force July 1, 1907. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 18 of an Act entitled “An Act in relation to practice and procedure in courts of record,” be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: § 18. The assignee and equitable and bona fide owner of any chose in action not negotiable, heretofore or hereafter assigned, may sue thereon in his own name, and he shall in his pleading on oath, or by his affidavit, where pleading is not required, allege that he is the actual bona fide owner thereof, and set forth how and when he acquired title: but in such suit there shall be allowed all just set-offs, discounts and defenses, not only against the plaintiff, but also against the assignor or assignors, before notice of such assignment shall be given to the defendant: Provided, that in all cases in which the chose in action sued upon shall have been assigned for the purpose of securing the paymen: of an indebtedness from the assignor to the assignee thereof, and i

which the chose in action so assigned consists of wages due or to become due to the assignor thereof from the defendant in such action, at least five days written notice of the pendency of such suit shall be served upon the assignor of such chose in action, before the trial of the same; and upon application of the assignor of such chose in action the court shall allow said assignor to interplead and be made a party to such action; and said assignor, or the defendant to said suit in behalf of said assignor, shall be allowed to set up or affirmatively maintain any just set off, discount or defense which said assignor may have to said assign- . ments of said chose in action, or to the indebtedness the payment of which is secured by the assignment of said chose in action; and the court by jury or otherwise, shall ascertain the amount of such indebtedness remaining due and unpaid from the assignor to the assignee of such chose in action and the judgment, if any, against the defendant in said suit shall not exceed the amount so found to be due and unpaid from the assignor to the assignee of said chose in action, and judgment for the balance, if any, remaining due from the defendant, upon said assigned chose in action, shall be rendered in favor of the assignor and against the defendant in said suit or proceeding; and the court may make such order as to the costs of said suit as may be equitable. APPROVED June 24th, 1915.

PUBLIC UTILITIES.

MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP-ACT OF 1913 AMENDED.

§ 1. Amends section 2, Act of 1913. § 2. As *d, defines term “public utility.'

(SENATE Bill No. 349. Approved JUNE 22, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend section 2 of an Act, entitled; “An Act to authorize cities to acquire, construct, own, and to lease or operate public utilities and to provide the means thereof,” approved June 26, 1913, in force July 1, 1913. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 2 of an Act entitled, “An Act to authorize cities to acquire, construct, own and to immediately lease or operate public utilities and to provide the means therefor,” approved June 26, 1913, and in force July 1, 1913, be and is hereby amended to read as follows: § 2. The term “public utility,” when used in this Act, means and includes any plant, equipment or property, and any franchise, license or permit, used or to be used for or in connection with the transportation of persons or property or the conveyance of telegraph or telephone messages; or for the production, storage, transmission, sale, delivery, or furnishing of cold, heat, light, power, water, or for the conveyance of oil or gas by pipe line; or for the storage or warehousing of goods; or for the conduct of the business of wharfinger. APPROVED June 22nd, 1915.

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STATE COMMISSION.—SALARIES.

§ 1. Amends section 5, Act of 1913. § 5. Salaries and expenses of commissioners and officers.

(SENATE BILL No. 251. FILED JUNE 25, 1915. )

AN ACT to amend section 5 of an Act to provide for the regulation of public utilities, approved June 30, 1913, in force January 1, 1914. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 5 of an Act to provide for the regulation of public utilities, approved June 30, 1913, in force January 1, 1914, be and it is hereby amended to read as follows: § 5. SALARIES AND EXPENSEs...] The annual salary of each commissioner shall be ten thousand dollars. The annual salary of the secretary to the commission shall be five thousand dollars. The annual salary of the counsel to the commission shall be eight thousand dollars. All officers, acountants, engineers, clerks, inspectors, experts and employees of the commission shall receive the compensation fixed by the commission, subject to the approval of the Governor. The commissioners and their officers, accountants, engineers, clerks, inspectors, experts and other employees shall have reimbursed to them all actual and necessary traveling and other expenses and disbursements necessarily incurred or made by them in the discharge of their official duties. The commission may also incur necessary expenses for office furniture, stationery, printing and other incidental expenses. Said salaries and expenses shall be paid out of moneys appropriated for the commission, only upon the order of the chairman of the commission, approved by the Governor. FILED June 25th, 1915. This bill having remained with the Governor ten days, Sundays excepted, the General Assembly being in session, it has thereby become a law.

Witness my hand this 25th day of June, A. D., 1915.
Lewis G. STEvenson, Secretary of State. .

TRANSPORATION.—EXCHANGE FOR ADVERTISING.

§ 1. Amends section 39, Act of 1913. § 39. As amended, adds provision for exchange of transportation privileges for advertising space with owners of newspapers and magazines.

(SENATE Bill No. 109. Approv ED JUNE 29, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the regulation of public utilities,” approved June 30, 1913, in force January 1, 1914, by amending section thirty-nine (39) 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 regulation of public utilities,” approved June 30, 1913, in force January 1, 1914, be and the same is, hereby amended by amending section thirty-nine (39) thereof, so that the said section 39 when amended shall read as follows: § 39. No public utility, or any officer or agent thereof, or any person acting for or employed by it, shall directly or indirectly, by any device or means whatsoever, suffer or permit any corporation or person to obtain any service, commodity, or product at less than the rate or other charge then established and in force as shown by the schedules filed and in effect at the time. No person or corporation shall, directly or indirectly, by any device or means, whatsoever, whether with or without the consent or connivance of a public utility or any of its officers, or employees, seek to obtain or obtain any service, commodity, or product at less than the rate or other charge then established and in force therefor: Provided, however, that nothing in this Act contained sh all be construed to prevent any railroad or transportation company from selling or granting transportation or transportation privileges to the owner or owners of any newspaper or magazine of general circulation in payment of or in exchange for advertising space in such newsYpaper or magazine, at the full value thereof. And, provided, further, that nothing in this Act contained shall be construed to prevent the issuance of free or reduced transportation by any street railroad corporation to mail carriers, policemen and members of fire departments. APPROVED June 29th, 1915.

RAILROADS.

FIRST AID TO INJURED.

§ 1. Package containing articles for first aid to § 3. Chief surgeon to instruct trainmen.
injured on trains.
§ 4. Penalty.

§ 2. What to contain.
(House Bill No. 969. Approv ED JUNE 24, 1915.)

AN Act making it the duty of railroads operating in whole or in part within the State of Illinois to provide first medical aid to injured passengers, employees or other persons, and providing a penalty for violation thereof. - SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That all railroads or the receiver or receivers of any railroad operating trains, in whole or in part, within the State of Illinois, shall provide a package containing the articles hereinafter stated, on each train or engine, for first aid to persons who may be injured in the course of the operation of such train or trains. § 2. Every such package shall include the following and such other articles and equipment as may in the judgment and discretion of the management of the railroad or the medical department thereof be useful for the intended purpose: A standard package to contain two (2) pieces of sterile gauze, one (1) ribbon bandage, one (1) triangular cambric picture bandage in aseptic container, six (6) of these packages to make up one (1) first aid kit. § 3. The chief surgeon, one of his assistants or other capable physician shall at reasonable intervals offer first aid instruction to the engine and trainmen in his jurisdiction. § 4: Any railroad or the receiver or receivers of any railroad who shall fail to comply with the provisions of this Act, shall be liable to a penalty of not less than five ($5.00) dollars no more than twenty-five ($25.00) dollars and each day's violation shall constitute a separate offense, and prosecution for said violations shall be instituted by the State Public Utilities Commission upon complaint of any citizen of the

State: Provided that the railroad company or receiver or receivers shall be allowed not to exceed three (3) days without penalty to replace any package or packages after the use of same has been reported by the employee in charge of said train or engine.

APPROVED June 24th, 1915.

REFORMATORY.

ILLINOIS STATE REFORMATORY-ACT OF 1891 AMENDED.

§ 1. Amends sections 9, 10, 11 and 12, Act of 1891, § 12. Sentence to reformatory.

and adds sections 14a and 14b.
§ 14a. Person sentenced to reformatory

$ 9. Classification of inmates. liable to transfer to penitentiary—application–hearing.

§ 10. Finding of jury. -
§ 14b. Prisoners under twenty-six sen-

§ 11. Commitment of offender. - tenced to penitentiary subject to transfer to reformatory—ap

plication—hearing.

(SENATE Bill No. 164. Approved JUNE 29, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend sections 9, 10, 11 and 12 of an Act entitled, “An Act to establish the Illinois State Reformatory and making an appropriation therefor,” approved June 18, 1891, in force July 1, 1891, and to add two new sections thereto to be known as sections 14a and 14b. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That sections 9, 10, 11 and 12 of an Act entitled, “An Act to establish the Illinois State Reformatory and making an appropriation therefor,” approved June 18, 1891, in force July 1, 1891, be amended and that there be added thereto two new sections to be known as section 14a, and section 14b, which sections as amended and which new sections shall read as follows: § 9. The inmates of the reformatory shall be divided into two divisions or departments, the first to include males between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one, and the second to include males between the ages of twenty-one and twenty-six, who may be sentenced to said reformatory as hereinafter provided. § 10. In all criminal cases tried by jury, in which the jury shall find the defendant guilty, the jury shall also find, by their verdict, whether or not the defendant is between the ages of sixteen and twentysix years, and if the jury shall find the defendant to be between the ages of sixteen and twenty-six years, they shall find as nearly as may be the age of the defendant. And in case the finding of the jury shall be that the defendant is between the ages of sixteen and twenty-six years, and the offense of which the defendant is found guilty is not a capital offense, the jury trying such cause shall not fix the punishment of the defendant.

§ 11. Whenever any male between the ages of sixteen and twenty

one is found guilty before any court of competent jurisdiction of any crime, which if committed by an adult would be punishable by imprison. ment in the county jail or penitentiary, such juvenile offender shall be committed, by order of such court, to the reformatory: Provided that when the crime is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail, the 'or may in its discretion commit such juvenile offender to the county jail for the term authorized by law for the punishment of the offense of which the offender is convicted.

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