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of this Act requiring a registration of motor vehicles or motor bicycles or the examination and licensing of chauffeurs shall fail or refuse to comply with said provisions, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction may be. fined in a sum not to exceed two hundred dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days, or both, in the discretion of the court. All fines imposed for violation of any of the provisions of this Act shall be paid to the treasurer of the highway commissioners of the township or road district in which the offense is committed by the justice of the peace, clerk of the court, or other officer to whom the amount of such fines shall be by law required to be paid by the constable, bailiff, sheriff, or other officer named in any execution, issued for the collection of the same, and all money so received by the treasurer of the highway commissioners, shall be used in repairing and improving the roads within such township or road district. And it shall be the duty of the State Highway Commission, State Highway Engineer, county superintendents of highways and commissioners of highways to seasonably [reasonably] prosecute for all fines and penalties under this Act: Provided, however, that whenever any such violation shall occur within the limits of any city, village or incorporated town, or within the jurisdiction of any board of park commissioners, wherein no commissioners of highways exist or have jurisdiction, in such case all fines imposed for the violation of any of the provisions of this Act shall be paid to the treasurer of such city, village or incorporated town or to the park commissioners within whose jurisdiction the offense is committed, by the justice of the peace, clerk of the court, or other officer to whom the amount of such fines shall be by law required to be paid by the constable, bailiff, sheriff, or other officer named in any execution issued for the collection of the same, and all money so received by the treasurer of such city, village or incorporated town, or park commissioners, shall be used in repairing and improving the roads or streets, within such city, village, incorporated town or park; and in such cases it shall be the duty of the police officers and officials of cities, villages, incorporated towns and parks to prosecute for all fines and penalties under this Act. The Secretary of State, for the purpose of more effectively carrying out the provisions of this Act is hereby authorized and empowered to appoint special representatives to act as automobile and motorcycle investigators, in such numbers and for such localities as he may deem advisable, and investigators to serve without compensation.

§ 22. This Act shall take effect and be in force on and after the first day of January, 1916.

APPROVED June 29th, 1915.

MOTOR VEHICLES-LOCAL WHEEL TAX.

§ 12. Local ordinances—what motor vehitaxed.

§ 1. Amends section 12, Act of 1912. cles

(SENATE Bill No. 380. Approv Ed JUNE 28, 1915.)

AN Act to amend section 12 of an Act entitled, “An Act defining motor vehiêles and providing for the registration of the same and of motor bicycles, and uniform rules regulating the use and speed thereof; prohibiting the use of motor vehicles without the consent of the owner and the offer or acceptance of any bonus or discount or other consideration for the purchase of supplies or parts for any such motor vehicle or for work or repairs done thereon by others, and defining chauffeurs and providing for the ea amination and licensing thereof, and to repeal certain Acts therein named,” approved June 10, 1911, in force July 1, 1911. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 12 of an Act entitled, “An Act defining motor vehicles and providing for the registration of the same and of motor bicycles, and uniform rules regulating the use and speed thereof; prohibiting the use of motor vehicles without the consent of the owner and the offer or acceptance of any bonus or discount or other consideration for the purchase of supplies or parts for any such motor vehicle or for work or repairs done thereon by others, and defining chauffeurs and providing for the examination and licensing thereof, and to repeal certain Acts therein named,” approved June 10, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: 12. Local ordin ANCEs...] No owner of a motor vehicle or motor bicycle who shall have obtained a certificate from the Secretary of State and paid the registration fee as hereinbefore provided, shall be required by any city, village, town or other municipal corporation within the State other than that within which said owner resides to pay any tax or license fee for the use of such motor vehicle or motor bicycle; and no owner of a motor vehicle, except motor trucks and motor driven commercial vehicles and motor vehicles which are used for public hire, or motor bicycle, who shall have obtained such certificate and paid said fee shall be required by the city, village or town within which he resides (if he resides within a city, village or town) to pay a tax or license fee for the use of such motor vehicle or motor bicycle in excess of the sum of ten dollars per annum for motor vehicles or motor bicycles of thirty-five horse power or less or in excess of the sum of twenty dollars per annum for motor vehicles or motor bicycles of more than thirty-five horse power in case such city, village or town within which he resides shall have a population of 150,000 or over, or in excess of the sum of five dollars per annum for motor vehicles or motor bicycles of thirty-five horse power or less or in excess of the sum of ten dollars per annum for motor vehicles or motor bicycles of more than thirty-five horse power in case such city, village or town within which he resides shall have a population of less than 150,000; nor shall such owner be required to display upon his motor vehicle or motor bicycle any other number than the number of the registration seal, issued by the Secretary of State, nor be limited as to speed upon any public street, avenue, road, turnpike, driveway, parkway, or any other public place, at any time when the same is or may hereafter

be opened to the use of persons having or using other vehicles, nor be required to comply with other provisions or conditions as to the use of said motor vehicles or motor bicycles except as in this Act provided: Provided, however, that nothing in this section contained shall be construed to apply to, or include, any speedway created, provided for, or maintained by the local authorities of any city, village, town or other municipal corporation within the State: And provided, further, that the local authorities having jurisdiction over the public parks shall not by the terms of this Act be prohibited from adopting and enforcing such reasonable ordinances, rules or regulations concerning the speed at which motor vehicles or motor bicycles may be operated within any such parks, provided the rate of speed of motor vehicles or motor bicycles fixed by such ordinances, rules or regulations shall not be lower than the fixed rate for other vehicles and provided such authorities shall, by signs conspicuously placed, indicate the rate of speed permitted by such ordinances, rules or regulations. And, provided, further, that motor vehicles or motor bicycles may be excluded from any cemetery or grounds used for the burial of the dead, by the authorities having jurisdiction over the same; except as in this section provided, no city, town or village or other muncipality shall have power to make any ordinance, by-laws or resolution limiting or restricting the speed of motor vehicles or motor bicycles, and no ordinance, by-law or resolution heretofore or hereafter made by any city, village, or town, or other municipal corporation within this State by whatever name known or designated, in respect to or limiting the speed of motor vehicles or motor bicycles shall have any force, effect, or validity, and they are hereby declared to be of no validity or effect: Provided, that nothing in this Act contained shall be construed as affecting the power of municipal corporations to make and enforce ordinances, rules and regulations affecting motor trucks and motor driven commercial vehicles and motor vehicles which are used within their limits for public hire, or from making and enforcing reasonable traffic and other regulatons except as to rates of speed not inconsistent with the provisions hereof. APPROVED June 28th, 1915.

REVENUE FOR HIGHWAY PURPOSES.

$ 1. Amends sections 55 and 59, subdivision III, $ 59. Tax rate—extension and collection Article VI, Act of 1913. of taxes. $155. Poll tax.

(House Bill No. 921. FileD JUly 8, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend sections 55 and 59, subdivision III, article IV [VI] . of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges.” SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That sections 55 and 59, subdivision III, article IV [VI], of an Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges, approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, be amended so as to read as follows: § 55. Poll TAx.] At their annual meeting to be held on the second Tuesday after the annual town meeting or district election in each year, —38 L

each board of highway commissioners shall make out a list of able-bodied men in their town or district between the ages of twenty-one (21) and fifty (50) years and deliver the same to the town or district treasurer on or before the first day of May in each year, and assess at such meeting against such person upon such list a sum of not less than one (1) nor more than three (3) dollars, as a poll tax for highway purposes, to be paid in cash to such treasurer by the first Monday of June of each year: Provided, that paupers, idiots, lunatics and such others as are exempt by law shall not be compelled to pay a poll tax for highway purposes: The commissioners shall also, within ten (10) days after such list is delivered to the treasurer of the road and bridge fund, cause written or printed notices to be given to each person so assessed, notifying him of the time when and place where such tax must be paid, and if this poll tax shall not be paid by the first Monday of June in such year it shall be the duty of the commissioners of highways, in the name of the district or town, to bring suit therefor against such persons before some justice of the peace having jurisdiction thereof. Summons shall be issued and returned in the same manner as provided by law in other cases. If judgment is rendered against defendant the court shall find in such judgment that the same is for poll tax unpaid, and shall endorse the same on the execution, if one is issued. No property belonging to the defendant shall be exempt from levy to satisfy such execution: Provided, also, that on petition of not less than twenty-five (25) legal voters of any town or district, asking to have the proposition to abolish the poll tax submitted to the legal voters of said town, or district, filed with the town or district clerk not less than fifteen (15) days before the annual town meeting or annual district election, then the town or district clerk shall state in the notice of the annual town meeting or district election that the legal voters of such town or district may vote by ballot for or against the payment of all poll tax, and if a majority of all the ballots cast are against the payment of a poll tax, then that part of this section which provides for the levying of a poll tax shall no longer be in force in such town or district. (1) CoNSTABLE's DUTY HAVING EXECUTION For Poll TAx.] The constable to whom such execution shall be delivered shall forthwith collect the moneys therein mentioned. He shall pay the money so collected, when collected, to the justice of the peace who issued the execution, who is hereby required to pay the same to the treasurer. $ 59. TAX RATE–EXTENSION AND collection of TAXEs...] All items of tax levy of any town or district authorized by sections 56 and 58 of this Act shall be extended by the county clerk as one tax upon the collector's book and when collected shall be paid to the treasurer of the commissioners of highways by the collector as fast as the same is collected, except such rate per cent as shall be allowed for collecting the same: Provided, that one-half the tax required to be levied in section 56 and collected for road and bridge purposes, on the property lying within an incorporated village, town or city in which the streets and alleys are under the care of the corporation shall be paid over to the treasurer of such village, town or city, to be appropriated to the improvement of roads, streets and bridges, either within or without said village, town or city, and within the township under the direction of the corporate horities of such village, town or city: Provided, also, that one-half : poll tax required to be assessed in section 55 and collected for road d bridge purposes shall be subject to the same provisions as are herein ude applicable to the tax required to be levied in section 56; And, ovided, further, that when any of said tax or poll tax is expended yond the limits of said village, town or city, it shall be with the conit of the highway commissioners of the township or road district. FILED July 8th, 1915.

The Governor having sailed to return this bill to the General Assembly during its session, and having 1 it in my office, without objections, within ten days after the adjournment of the General Assembly, as thereby become a law

witness my hand this sth day of July, A. D. 1915. Lewis G. STEvenson, Secretary of State.

ROAD DRAG FUND.

. Aunends section.62, subdivision III and sec- § 107. Commissioners to have roads tion 107, subdivision VII, Article VI, Act dragged—to make contracts— of 1913. - obstructing drainage — travel

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(House Bill No. 93. Approved June 28, 1915.)

N ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act revising the law in relation to roads and bridges,” approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, by amending sections 62 and 107 thereof. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, epresented in the General Assembly: That an Act entitled, “An Act o revise the law in relation to roads and bridges,” approved June 27, 9\3, in force July 1, 1913, be and the same is hereby amended by amending section 62, [subdivision III, Article III [VI], and section 107, [subdivision VII, Article VII [VI] thereof so that the said secions when amended shall read as inserted in length herein. § 62. RoAD AND BRIDGE MONEY-How USED.] All road and bridge moneys of any town or road district shall be held by the treasurer of the road and bridge fund subject to the order of the commissioners of highways: Provided, that not less than three ($3.00) dollars nor more than five ($5.00) dollars per mile per annum shall be taken and appropriated from the road and bridge fund of each township, or district to be known as a road drag fund to pay for the work of dragging earth roads in the township or district as provided in section 107 hereof and that the enforcement of the law as to what roads in the township or district shall be dragged and as to how often the same shall be dragged, shall be lodged in the hands of the commissioners or commissioner of highways. § 107. (A) The commissioners or commissioner of highways of Wheir respective townships or district in the several counties of this State are hereby authorized to have earth roads dragged at all seasons of the year whenever the surface of the roads become rough so they will not properly shed the water which falls upon them. It shall be the duty of the commissioners or commissioner of highWays to designate from time to time what roads in the township or district shall be dragged. He shall cause the work to be done by giving the parties contracted with for the performance of such services such notice as shall be deemed sufficient; he shall on or before the fifteenth

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