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either case, the Superintendent of Printing shall collect the amount of such certified check and cover the same into the State treasury. § 10. READVERTISING, BIDS AND contRACTs.] If for any reason any contract for doing work or furnishing material shall not be let at the time contemplated by this Act, and whenever on account of any such contract being cancelled, or for other cause, any contract is required to be let at any other time, the Superintendent of Printing shall fix the time when he will receive bids therefor and shall solicit and receive such bids and make awards, as nearly as may be, in the same manner and upon the same terms as hereinbefore provided. The readvertisement for such bids may be for a time not exceeding five days, and the award shall be made by the Superintendent of Printing, with the approval of the Governor, at the time fixed in such re-advertisement or at such subsequent time as the Superintendent of Printing and the Governor may, on the day such bids are opened, publicly fix, which day shall not be more than ten days from the day such bids are opened. § 11. CANCELLING contRActs.] If any contractor shall refuse or fail, in whole or in part, to fulfill his contract the Superintendent of Printing may cancel such contract and, having done so, shall notify the contractor in writing, specifying his reason for so doing. He shall also notify the Attorney General in writing of such refusal or failure, and it shall be the duty of the Attorney General to bring suit on the bond of such contractor and prosecute the same to final judgment and execution. The Superintendent of Printing is hereby given full power and authority, with the approval of the Governor, to suspend, declare void, or cancel any State contract entered into by him whenever he is of the opinion that such contract was obtained by fraud, conspiracy, or any other unlawful means, and whenever any such contract is so held to be void, suspended, or cancelled, or any investigation thereof is being had by the General Assembly or either House thereof, then and in such case the Superintendent of Printing is hereby given power and authority, with the approval of the Governor, to enter into and carry out any new contract or contracts for the unexpired portion of the two-year period in such manner as he may deem for the best interests of the State. § 12. No contRAct witH state oFFICERs, ETC.] No contract shall be let to any person holding any State office in this State or a seat in the General Assembly, or to any person employed in any of the offices of the State government, or the wife of a State officer, member of the General Assembly, or employee as aforesaid, nor shall any State officer, member of the General Assembly, or wife of employee as aforesaid, become, directly or indirectly, interested in any such contract, under penalty of forfeiting such contract and being fined not exceeding one thousand dollars. - § 13. PREVENTING CoAIPETITION.] Any person who shall offer or pay to any person any money or other valuable thing to induce suchperson not to bid for a State contract or as a recommense to him for not having bid for such contract shall be guilty of a felony, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary not longer than three years. Any person who shall accept any money or other valuable thing for not bidding for a State contract, or who shall withhold a bid in consideration of the promise for the payment of money or other valuable thing, shall be guilty of a felony and, on conviction thereof, shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary not longer than three years.

PRINTING.

§ 14. Classification.] The printing for the State shall be divided into eight classes and shall, except as otherwise provided in this act, be let in separate contracts for each class, as follows: First: The printing, folding, stitching and trimming of bills, resolutions, and conference reports for the General Assembly shall constitute the first class. - Second and Third: The printing of the journals, including the daily journals of the Senate and House of Representatives, and other printing for the General Assembly, such as synopses of bills, reports of committees, and communications and not comprehended within the first class. Also the printing of the session laws and reports of all officers, boards, commissions, institutions and departments, which are bound in cloth or leather, or partly in cloth or leather and partly in paper, shall constitute the second and third classes. Fourth : The printing, folding, stitching, binding and trimming of statements, briefs and abstracts for the Attorney General shall constitute the fourth class. Fifth: The printing, stitching, ruling, lining, indexing and binding of election registers shall constitute the fifth class. Sirth: All pamphlet work, including circulars, synopses and other similar work and all reports and documents which are not bound wholly or in part in cloth, leather or other hard binding, including binding thereof, and not comprehended in any other class, shall constitute the sixth class. Seventh : All job printing and all printing not otherwise classified. including binding therefor if ordered by the Superintendent of Printing, shall constitute the seventh class. Eighth: Lithographing, maps, charts, and illustrations, engravings, steel and copper plate printing, electrotyping, half-tone, zinc, wood and other process work shall constitute the eighth class. § 15. SUB-cLAssEs...] The Superintendent of Printing may, in his discretion, if he deems it to be to the best interests of the State, create additional classes for work not covered or defined in classes described in section 14, and may advertise for bids and award contracts, with the approval of the Governor, for the printing of such sub-classes. § 16. GENERAL PRovisions.] Contracts for public printing and binding may be performed either at the city of Springfield or elsewhere in the State, except as to such portions of the work as the Superintendent of Printing, with the approval in writing of the Governor, shall determine must, for the convenience of the public service, be performed at the city of Springfield. The advertisement for bids shall in every case indicate whether the work will be required to be performed at the city of Springfield or may be performed elsewhere in the State. $ 17. MANNER of PRINTING, ETC.] All printing shall be done under the general supervision and direction of the Superintendent of Printing.

He shall give general directions for the making up of matter in all classes, so as to avoid unnecessary charges for composition or press work, and the contractor shall observe such directions. The manner, form, style, size, and arrangement of type, the spacing of lines, the width of borders and margins, the method and material of all public printing shall, when not otherwise prescribed by law, be determined by the Superintendent of Printing, having proper regard to economy and workmanship and the purpose for which the work is needed. § 18. CoNTRACT PERIoDs.] Except as otherwise provided in this Act all contracts for public printing shall be for the term of two years from the first day of July of the year in which such contract is let to and including the thirtieth day of June of each second year thereafter; provided, that if by reason of trade and business conditions affecting the printing industry, the Superintendent of Printing, with the approval of the Governor, deems it to be to the best interests of the State to subdivide the biennial printing or other contracts in any or all classes or sub-classes into shorter contract periods, he is hereby vested with power so to do. § 19. REQUISITIONs, ETC.] All printing shall be ordered through the office of the Superintendent of Printing, and all requisitions, except as otherwise herein provided, shall be signed by the officer, board, institution, commission, or department requiring such printing. A copy of each order for printing or other work or material issued by the Superintendent of Printing shall be transmitted by him to the Secretary of State. Each requisition for printing shall be accompanied by printer’s copy which shall be carefully edited before presentation to the Superintendent of Printing. It shall be the duty of the Superintendent of Printing, before delivering printer’s copy to the contractor, carefully to examine such printer’s copy and to indicate thereon the style in which such order shall be executed by the contractor. The Superintendent of Printing, in ordering printing, shall, by combining orders or otherwise, as far as possible, prevent charges for constructive or double composition and the contractor shall follow such directions. $ 20. NUMBER of copies.] Except as otherwise provided in this Act the quantity of matter to be printed for any officer, board, commission, or department under the supervision of the Governor shall be determined by the Superintendent of Printing. In ordering public printing each of such officers, boards, commissions, and departments may request the printing of a certain definite number of copies for which printer's copy is furnished. If, in such case, in the opinion of the Superintendent of Printing the number of copies mentioned in such requisition is in excess of the reasonable demands of the public service he may decline to issue a printing order to the contractor to print the number of copies specified in such requisition, and, if he declines to issue such printing order, he shall notify in writing the authority making such requisition of his decision and of the grounds thereof. In case of a disagreement between the Superintendent of Printing and any such officer, board, commission, or department as to the number of copies to be printed an appeal may be taken to the Governor by the thority making requisition for such printing, and the decision of the »vernor shall be final. The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor of ublic Accounts, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and ttorney General shall, respectively, be entitled to such quantity of 1blic printing and binding as in their discretion the reasonable demands their respective offices and of the public service may require. § 21. ContRACTORs' DUTIES-PROOFs.] The contractor shall execute ithin such reasonable time as the Superintendent of Printing may -quire and in a manner acceptable to such Superintendent all orders pr printing issued to him. It shall be incumbent upon the contractor Jr any class or sub-class of printing to supply such material and applinces as are in the judgment of the Superintendent of Printing considred reasonably necessary for the prompt and workmanlike execution of he work, and the best quality of ink suitable for the character of work eing executed shall be used in the press work. The contractor for work n all classes and sub-classes, unless otherwise ordered by the Superinendent of Printing, shall read and correct the first proof of all work done y him and see that the same is reasonably free from errors, properly made up in accordance with the order of the Superintendent of Printing, uniform in style, punctuation and capitalization, and conformable to copy furnished. A corrected proof shall then be sent to the Superintendent of Printing who shall read the same. If additions, changes from copy, or corrections be made in the corrected proof the Superintendent of Printing shall designate the same and the contractor shall promptly make the additions, changes from copy, or corrections indicated on such Proof and return it to the Superintendent of Printing for a revision, if *quired. The contractor shall return to the Superintendent of Printing the printer's copy which was furnished to him. The Superintendent of Printing shall retain in his office for a period of two years the printer's copy of all public printing ordered, and at the expiration of such two years he may destroy the same. If any job is rejected on account of error attributable to the contractor he shall promptly reprint the job without additional charge, furnishing at his own cost, charge, and expense all necessary printing paper or other material or work therefor. § 22. RECORD of PRINTING..] The Superintendent of Printing shall keep a record of all printing ordered, and shall file and preserve a copy of each document printed. The copy of each document printed, to be *led as aforesaid, shall, before it is filed, have endorsed upon it the "mber of copies ordered and received, the cost of the same, and the "uthority by which the printing thereof was ordered. § 23. DELIVERY..] All matter which may be ordered printed shall be delivered to the contractor with as little delay as possible, and the *tractor who is bound by his contract to print the same shall not be held accountable for any delay occasioned by want of copy or returning Poofs. Any and all transportation charges for delivery of work and "aterial shall be borne by the contractor or contractors. $ 24. PRINTING PAPER.] The paper for the printing of all classes shall be provided by the State. The Superintendent of Printing shall, from time to time as the same may be needed, deliver to each contractor paper for the printing such contractor is equired by his contract to do; shall take from each contractor a leceipt for all paper so delivered and shall keep an account of the same. At the expiration of his contract each contractor shall deliver to the Superintendent of Printing all paper then in his possession belonging to the State. The Superintendent of Printing shall take note of the paper so returned, and if it is found that any of the paper delivered to the contractor has been wasted or converted to other use than that of the State the contractor shall be charged with the full value thereof, together with the penalty of fifty per cent of the value of the paper so used or wasted, and the amount shall be deducted from his account or may be recovered in an action on his bond; provided, that an allowance of not to exceed five per cent on the cost of said paper may be made for the usual wastage; and provided further, in blank book printing an allowance of not exceeding 15 full sheets on each blank book oldered may be allowed. § 25. DELIVERY TO BINDING CONTRACTOR.] The contractor for printing shall, at his own cost and expense, deliver all work required of him by the Superintendent of Printing to the contractor for public binding and in such forms as the Superintendent of Printing may require. § 26. UN REASONABLE DELAY..] If in the opinion of the Superintendent of Printing any contractor for printing in any class, or sub-class if there be any, shall fail, refuse, or neglect, for an unreasonable time, to do or to complete and deliver, or if, in his opinion, any contractor aforesaid cannot do and complete and deliver within the time required by the necessities of the State any particular order or orders for printing in any class or sub-class, then the Superintendent of Printing, with the approval of the Governor, may award the contract for such class or subclass or for the execution of such particular order or orders, without previous advertisement for bids, to the lowest responsible bidder therefor; and, in case any contractor shall be notified in writing by the Superintendent of Printing that any particular order, or orders, is withdrawn from him for an unreasonable delay, such contractor shall at once, on demand, deliver to the Superintendent of Printing, or to his order, printer's copy of the work so unreasonably delayed. In case any particular order or orders shall be withdrawn from any contractor for an unreasonable delay, as provided in this section, the Superintendent of Printing, in the adjustment of the accounts of such contractor, may allow the contractor the contract price of so much of such order as may be completed and accepted, deducting therefrom the damages, if any, sustained by the State by reason of such unreasonable delay. § 27. “PRINTED BY AUTHORITY.”] All books, pamphlets, documents, and reports printed through the office of the Superintendent of Printing shall have printed thereon the words: “Printed by authority of the State of Illinois.” No publication shall have written, stamped, or printed thereon, nor attached thereto, the words, “Compliments of.” followed by the name of any one, nor any other words of similar purport. § 28. PRINTING FOR THE GENERAL AssEMBLY.] Public printing for the exclusive use of either House of the General Assembly shall be subject to its control. Whenever either House requires any printing for

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