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Pension or Retirement Fund shall receive an annuity from the fund created under said sections. (d) In computing the terms of service under clauses a, b, and e of this section, a year shall be a legal school year at the time and place where said service was rendered except that where the service was rendered in public schools not included in the provisions of this section, a time less than a legal school year in this State shall not be included as a year, but only such proportion of a year as the number of teaching weeks in each such year bears to the number of weeks required at the time to constitute a legal year in the State. (e) Any person who has complied with the provisions of this Act and desires to retire from active service in said public schools, shall apply in writing to the board of trustees of the Illinois State Teachers’ Pension and Retirement Fund. (f) Any teacher coming from a public school not included within the provisions of this section who may be employed to teach in the public schools mentioned in this section may become a contributor to and beneficiary of said fund in like manner as provided in clause (b) of this section. § 26. Each teacher retiring from service of said public schools under the provisions of clauses a, b, c, d, and e of section 25 shall annually and for life be entitled to receive as annuity $16.00 for each year of service as teacher: Provided, that said annuity shall not exceed $400.00 in any one year, subject, however, to all of the provisions of this section. . § 27. Any teacher who is a contributor to said fund who shall cease to teach in said public schools before becoming a member of the third class as provided in section 13, shall, if application be made in writing to the board of trustees within six months after the date of his or her retirement, be entitled to the return of 50 per cent of the amount, without interest, which shall have been paid into the fund by such teacher. If such teacher shall again thereafter teach in the public schools, he or she shall, within three years from the date of his or her return to the service of said public schools, return to said fund the amount so returned to such teacher, together with simple interest on said amount at 4 per cent per annum for the time such amount was withdrawn from the fund. § 28. Annuities payable under the provisions of this Act shall be paid quarterly on the first day of January, April, July and October of each year from the State Teachers’ Pension and Retirement Fund, and the Auditor of Public Accounts is authorized and directed to issue his warrants on the State Treasurer, payable from said fund, upon the presentation of vouchers approved by the president and secretary of the board of trustees of said Pension and Retirement Fund. § 29. Payments from the fund shall be made from the income thereof, and when necessary from the principal of moneys received under the provisions of this Act. § 30. One year's leave of absence for professional preparation, granted by the proper authorities to any teacher under the provisions of this Act, shall be computed as a part of said twenty-five years of service, provided that the payments to said fund shall be continued during said leave of absence at the same rate as if such person were in active service as such teacher. Such period or periods of absence in the aggregate shall be computed as a part of said twenty-five years of service of said teacher; and in case of absence of less than a school year, only the time covered by such absence shall be so computed. § 31. Any person retiring under the provisions of this Act may reenter upon the work of teaching in said public schools. During said term of teaching, the annuity paid to such person shall cease. Said annuity shall again be paid to said person upon again retiring. § 32. Such annuities so created shall not be subject to attachment, garnishment, execution or other seizure by process, nor shall they be subject to sale, assignment, pledge, mortgage or other alienation. § 33. A suitable office in the Capitol, with suitable furniture and office supplies, shall be furnished for the board of trustees by the proper authority. § 34. The term “teacher” as used in this Act, shall include any teacher, teacher-secretary, supervisor, principal, supervising-principal, superintendent or assistant superintendent who shall teach or be employed in the public schools of this State: Provided, however, that service as county superintendent or assistant county superintendent may be counted as a part of the twenty-five years of service required to enable a teacher to receive the annuities provided for in this Act. § 35. If at the time this Act shall take effect there shall be in existence any teachers’ retirement fund organized and existing or purporting to exist under sections 127 a to 127 n, both inclusive, of “An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,” approved and in force June 12, 1909, as afterwards amended, or any other law of this State applying to schools and school teachers, in any city or school district coming under the provisions of this Act, the same and its property and funds shall be and hereby are merged into and made a part of said Illinois State Teachers’ Pension and Retirement Fund, and the persons who have contributed to such existing fund shall be credited with the amounts contributed respectively as if such contributions had been made to said Illinois State Teachers’ Pension and Retirement Fund ; and the annuitants, if any, of such existing fund shall be eligible to become annuitants of said Illinois State Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund, and its board of trustees shall take over the administration of such existing fund and administer the same under and in accordance with the provisions of this Act. § 36. Except as herein provided, this Act shall apply to all cities and school districts of the State, and the same shall come under the provisions if this Act: Provided, however, that all cities and school districts of the State having a population in excess of 65,000, as shown by the Federal census of 1910, and operating at the time this Act takes effect under any statute providing for the establishment of a Teachers’ Pension and Retirement Fund, shall not come under the provisions of this Act. APPROVED May 27th, 1915.

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TRUSTEES.–ELECTION, NOMINATION IN TOWNSHIPS OF 20,000 OR OVER.

§ 1. Amends section 22, Act of 1909. § 22. As amended, provides that trustees in townships containing over 20,000 inhabitants must be nominated by petition.

(House Bill No. 134. Approv ED JUNE 23, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,” approved and in force June 12, 1909, as amended by subsequent .1cts, by amending section twenty-two (2.2) 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 establish and maintain a system of free schools,” approved and in force June 12, 1909, as amended by subsequent Acts, be and the same is hereby amended by amending section twenty-two (22) thereof, so that said section when amended shall read as follows: § 22. The election of trustees of schools shall be held, in townships whose boundaries do not coincide with those of towns, on the second Saturday of April, annually. In townships whose boundaries do coincide with those of towns as established under the township organization laws, the trustee or trustees shall be elected at the same time and in the same manner as town officers. In townships in which no election for school trustees has heretofore been held, or in townships in which from any cause there are no trustees of schools, or in case of a vacancy or vacancies, the election of trustee or trustees of schools may be held on any Saturday. No person shall hereafter be nominated for the office of trustee of schools, in townships containing 20,000 inhabitants or over, except by petition signed by at least twenty-five (25) legal voters of the school township in which he is seeking nomination and election filed ten (10) days prior to such election with the township treasurer, or, in case of a first election, with the county clerk. The township treasurer shall, in townships containing 20,000 inhabitants or over, furnish all ballots to be used at the election for trustees, and the name of no candidate shall be printed on such ballots except a petition shall be filed in his behalf as herein provided. APPROVED June 23d, 1915.

WARRANTS DRAWN IN ANTICIPATION OF TAXES.

§ 1. Amends Act of 1879 by adding sections 5 § 6. Warrants previously drawn valiand 6. dated.

$ 5. Directors or boards of education $ 2. Emergency. may draw warrants against taxes * already levied—what warrants shall show—interest.

(House BILL No. 4. Approv Ed MAY 19, 1915. )

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the appointment of school directors, and members of the board of education in certain cases,” approved May 29, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, as amended by subsequent Acts, by adding two (2) new sections to be known as sections fire (5) and sir (6), empowering school directors and boards of education in certain school districts to drau' and issue warrants in anticipation of tares levied by the proper authorities for school purposes and validating warrants theretofore issued by said school directors or boards of education in certain cases. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinóis, represented in the General Assembly: That an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the appointment of school directors, and members of the board of education in certain cases,” approved May 29, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, as amended by subsequent Acts, be and the same is hereby amended by adding two (2) new sections to be known as sections five (5) and six (6), as follows: § 5. That whenever there is no money in the hands of the treasurer of any school district, to which this Act shall apply, for educational or building purposes, it shall be lawful for the school directors or the board of education of such district to draw and issue warrants against and in anticipation of any taxes already levied for educational or building purposes, to the extent of seventy-five per centum of the total amount of any such taxes levied. Warrants drawn and issued under the provisions of this section shall show upon their face that they are payable solely from said taxes when collected, and not otherwise, and shall be received by any collector of taxes in payment of the taxes against which they are issued, and which taxes against which said warrants are drawn shall be set apart and held for their payment. Every warrant issued under this section shall bear interest, payable only out of the taxes against which it shall be drawn, at a rate not to exceed five per centum, per annum, from the date of its issuance until paid, or until notice shall be given by publication in a newspaper or otherwise, that the money for the payment of said warrant is available, and that it will be paid upon presentation. § 6. All warrants heretofore drawn, issued and disposed of by the school directors or board of education of any school district, to which this Act applies, for educational or building purposes are hereby validated, and in so far as such warrants are outstanding and unpaid, are hereby made legal and valid obligations of the school district or corporate body issuing the same. § 2. Whereas, an emergency exists for the immediate taking effect of this Act, therefore it shall be in force from and after its passage. APPROVED May 19th, 1915.

STATE BOARD OF HEALTH.

REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS.

. State Board of Health shall have charge. § 13. Certificate of birth. Superintendent of registration. § 14. When certificate of birth is filed without - - given name—report of prior births. . Registration districts. - § 15. Physician, midwife, undertaker and sexton Local registrars and deputies. shall register with registrar. . Burial permits. § 16. Hospitals, almshouses, lying-in and other

- institutions to make record. . Registration of stillbirths.

- - § 17. State Board of Health to prescribe form of . What certificate of death to contain. reports—other duties.

. Death occurring without medical atten- $ 18. Duties of local registrars. dance—what certificate to contain. $ 19. Registrar’s sees—how and by whom paid.

§ 9. Undertaker responsible for obtaining and filing certificate—other duties. $ 20. cooled copies of record of birth or death— ee. § 10. Wording of burial permits. - - § 21. Offenses and penalties. § 11. No interments or other disposition of bodies without burial permit—record to be kept $ 22. Enforcement of Act. —filing of permit. - - § 23. Repeal. § 12. Registration of births—who to file certifiCate.

(SENATE BILL No. 213. APPRov ED JUNE 22, 1915.)

AN ACT to provide for the registration of all births, stillbirths and deaths in the State of Illinois, and to repeal an Act entitled, “An Act requiring reports of births and deaths, and the recording of the same, and prescribing a penalty for non-compliance with the provisions thereof, and repealing certain Acts therein named,” approved May 6, 1903, in force July 1, 1903. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the State Board of Health shall have charge of the registration of births, stillbirths, and deaths throughout the State. The said board shall be charged with the uniform and thorough enforcement of this Act throughout the State, and shall cause to be preserved and kept the originals of all such records in the office of the State Board of Health in the Capitol building at Springfield. § 2. That the Secretary of the State Board of Health shall be the superintendent of such registration of births, stillbirths and deaths. The State Board of Health shall, in conformity with the law, provide for such clerical and other assistance as may be necessary for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this Act, and the said board may fix the compensation of persons thus employed within the amounts appropriated therefor by the General Assembly. Suitable quarters shall be provided by the Secretary of State for the registration of births, stillbirths, and deaths, which quarters shall be properly equipped with a fireproof vault and with filing cases for the permanent and safe preservation of all official records returned to said board under this Act. § 3. That for the purposes of this Act the State shall be divided into vital statistics registration districts (hereinafter referred to as registration districts), as follows: Each city, village and incorporated town, and each township in counties under township organization (excepting that portion of the township constituting a separate registration district) and each road

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