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University of Illinois, a sufficient number of copies for exchange purposes to the State library, and the remainder, if any, to the authority making requisition for such printing. (3) Of all other printing, such as abstracts and briefs for the Attorney General, blanks, blank books, and printing not intended for public distribution, to the authority making requisition for such printing. (4) The Secretary of State shall reserve in his office a reasonable number of copies of each book, pamphlet, report, or other document for future distribution. The distribution shall be done at the State capitol, under the direction of the Secretary of State, as soon as practicable after the printed matter is ready for distribution, and shall be transmitted by the most economical, convenient, and rapid means of conveyance. § 51. MAXIMUM PRICE.] The maximum price for distributing the laws, journals, and all other printed matter required to be distributed by this or any other Act, or by resolution of the General Assembly, shall be $1,500 per annum.

CoPYING, ETC.

§ 52. MAXIMUM PRICE.] No contract for the copying of the laws, joint resolutions, and journals shall be made for a greater sum or rate than five cents per one hundred words, actual count.

§ 53. How coPYING DONE..] The copying of the laws, joint resolutions, and journals shall be done in the State capitol, under the supervision of the Secretary of State; and such copies shall be carefully compared with the originals in his office before being printed.

§ 54. LAWS AND Journ ALS.] There shall be copied for the use of the Superintendent of Printing one copy of all the laws and joint resolutions passed by the General Assembly and one copy of the journals of each House thereof; but no reports which are required to be made to the Governor or to the General Assembly shall be included in such journals.

PRINTING PAPER AND STATIONERY.

§ 55. STANDARDs of QUALITY, Etc.] The Superintendent of Printing shall purchase and furnish in the manner provided by this Act all printing paper and stationery for the use of the State. He shall fix standards of quality for printing paper, cover paper, and other paper used in doing the State printing, and for legal cap, foolscap, writing, manila, note, ledger, envelope, blotting, wrapping, and other paper required by the General Assembly and the officers, boards, commissions, and departments of the State government; and samples of all such articles shall, upon application, be furnished to prospective bidders. The Superintendent of Printing shall also provide samples of other stationery necessary for the use of the General Assembly and of officers, boards, commissions, and departments of the State government, and shall keep the same for inspection in his office, and shall, upon application, exhibit or furnish specimens of such samples to prospective bidders. Articles furnished by the contractor shall conform to the standards fixed by the Superintendent of Printing.

§ 56. CLASSIFICATION.—CoNTRACT PERIoDs—ADVERTISEMENT.] The Superintendent of Printing may, in his discretion, divide the contract for the furnishing of printing paper and other paper and envelopes for the use of the State into as many classes as he shall deem to be for the best interests of the State, and shall let contracts separately for each class. He shall, under the direction of the Governor, let such contracts for periods of three, six, or nine months, or one year, or for such other periods, not exceeding two years, as he may deem advisable, having regard to the best interests for the State. Every advertisement for bids for ncessary printing paper, cover paper, and other paper for the use of the State, whether for printing or otherwise, shall specify, as near as may be, the kinds, quality, and quantity required and shall also specify the size and weight per leam of each kind required. Any bidder may propose to furnish any one, more than one, or all of the classes of printing paper and stationery specified in the advertisement. § 57. DELIVERY..] All printing paper purchased pursuant to this Act shall be delivered to the Superintendent of Printing or to his order, in good order, free from all and every charge or expense and subject to the inspection, count, weight, measurement, and tests of the Superintendent of Printing, whether delivered to the Superintendent of Printing at the Capitol at Springfield or to his order; the Superintendent of Printing shall charge himself with and be accountable for all paper purchased and delivered for public use; provided, however, if upon the order of the Superintendent of Printing, paper is delivered to any contractor and accepted by such contractor the responsibility of the Superintendent of Printing for the safe keeping of such paper so delivered and accepted shall thereupon cease and the contractor shall thereupon be held as the insurer of the safekeeping of such paper; and, provided, further, if upon the order of the Superintendent of Printing any paper is delivered to and accepted by any officer, board, commission, institution, or department the responsibility of the Superintendent of Printing shall thereupon cease. All stationery purchased pursuant to this Act shall be delivered to the Secretary of State, who shall keep a stock sufficient to supply the needs and requirements of the State. § 58. AccLPTANCE. | The Superintendent of Printing shall comPare every lot of paper delivered by any contractor with the standard of quality fixed upon by him prior to receiving bids, and shall not accept any paper which does not conform to the standard so fixed, in every particular. In case of difference of opinion between the Superintendent of Printing and any contractor for paper respecting its quality, the matter of difference shall be determined by the Governor, who may call to his assistance a disinterested expert, and the decision of the Governor shall be final as to the State of Illinois. $ 59. MAXIMUM PRICE.] The maximum price of all paper mentioned in section 56 of this Act shall be five per centum greater than the market price of such paper at wholesale in the city of Chicago at the time of making the contract, and no contract shall be made at any higher rate. § 60. APPROPRIATIONs.] All appropriations made by the General Assembly for printing, binding, printing paper, cover paper, and other paper and stationery, respectively, shall be made to the Superintendent of Printing and on and after July 1, 1917, and thereafter shall be based upon estimates to be furnished the Superintendent of Printing by each State officer, board, commission, institution and department. Such appropriations shall specify, separately for each office, board, commission, institution, or department, the maximum amount such office, board, commission, institution, or department shall be entitled to for printing, binding, printing paper, cover paper, and other paper and stationery, respectively. No officer, board, commission, institution, or department shall be entitled to any printing, binding, printing paper, cover paper, or other paper, or stationery, respectively, in excess of the amount appropriated for such respective purposes for each respective public authority. § 61. ADJUSTMENT of Accounts.] The contractor for any or either class or sub-class of public printing or binding shall, respectively, deliver to the Superintendent of Printing with his respective bill for printing or for binding, as the case may be, a copy of each document or other matter charged for in his bill, except blank books and other similar work for which no duplicates are made. In his bill the contractor shall name each job printed or bound, the number of copies of each job printed or bound, the number of impressions of press work in each job, the number of ems of plain composition or of tabular work, the cost of folding, stitching, binding, and other mechanical operations, if any, the extra charges, if any, and also the kind and quantity of paper or binding, as the case may be, used in each job. § 62. VERIFICATION of Accounts.] Every bill for work done or material furnished shall be presented to the Superintendent of Printing, who shall carefully examine and compare the same with the contract for such work or the furnishing of such materials and the vouchers and orders relating thereto. If any error is found in the account, the Superintendent of Printing shall correct the same and return the account to the contractor. If the account is found to be correct, or when it has been corrected, the Superintendent of Printing shall certify the same to the Governor for approval. Upon the approval of the bill by the Governor, the Auditor of Public Accounts shall draw his warrant for the payment thereof out of any moneys which may from time to time be appropriated for that purpose. If any conflict of opinion shall occur between the Superintendent of Printing and the contractor concerning any bill for printing, the matter shall be determined and adjusted by the Governor, as against the State, who for that purpose, may call to his aid and assistance a competent expert. § 63. REPORT of suPERINTENDENT.] The Superintendent of Printing shall, biennially and at such other times as may be required by the Governor, report to the Governor the exact condition and the quantity and cost of all printing, binding, lithographing, engraving, printing and other paper, and stationery; a detailed statement of all proposals and contracts entered into for doing any work or furnishing materials; of all payments ordered made under his certificate during the time covered by the report; of the quantity or [of] work ordered done and materials furnished, with a general classification thereof, for the General Assembly and for each office, board, institution, commission, and department, and a detailed statement of each account with the General Assembly and public officials; and such other matters connected with the administration of his department as may be in his possession.

§ 64. OFFICE AND STORE Room..] It shall be the duty of the appropriate officer to provide the Superintendent of Printing adequate rooms in the Capitol building at Springfield for his necessary office.

§ 65. TRANSFER OF PROPERTY AND RECORDS.] All of the property, records, documents, and papers in the office of the Printer Expert shall, upon the taking effect of this Act, be transferred and delivered to the Superintendent of Printing. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State and the commissioners of State contracts to deliver and surrender such property, records, documents, and papers as is in his or their custody or under his or their control pertaining to State contracts for printing and binding of [for] the State. Upon the taking effect of this Act all the officers and employees in the office of the Printer Expert shall be and become employees under the Superintendent of Printing under the same conditions as they are now employed and subject to his direction, supervision, and control.

FUEL CONTRACTS.

$ 66. ADVERTISING FOR BIDS.] Between the first Monday in July and the first Monday in August, A. D. 1916, the Secretary of State shall advertise at Springfield, in one of the daily papers published in that city, for proposals to furnish fuel for the use of the State at the heating and lighting plant at Springfield from the first day of October next ensuing until the thirtieth day of June, A. D. 1917; and in the month of May, A. D. 1917, and every two years thereafter, the Secretary of State shall advertise as above provided for proposals to furnish fuel for the use of the State at the heating and lighting plant at Springfield for the term of two years from the first day of July then next ensuing.

Contracts for fuel shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder. The Secretary of State, with the consent and approval of the Governor, may reject any and all bids.

67. CoNTRACTs.] Bids for furnishing fuel for the use of the

State shall be publicly opened by the Secretary of State; and contracts therefor shall be publicly awarded by the Secretary of State in the presence of and subject to the approval of the Governor, and in accordance with all the provisions of this Act relating to the opening of bids and award of contracts for printing and binding, except as provided in this section. Such contracts shall be prepared and entered into by the Secretary of State, as representing the State of Illinois, and with the approval thereon in writing of the Governor, and the successful bidder.

§ 68. RECEIVING FUEL–Account.] On the delivery of any fuel the Secretary of State shall examine the same as to quality and quantity; and if he finds the same to be in accordance with the contract he shall give his receipt therefor, and if it is not according to the contract shall reject it. He shall keep an account of fuel delivered to him and by him furnished to the State house and the several offices to which fuel may be furnished.

SAVINGS AND REPEAL.

§ 69. EXISTING contRACTs Not AFFECTED.] Nothing in this Act contained shall be construed to alter, abrogate, affect, or impair any contract heretofore entered into with any State contractor by the commissioners of State contracts with the approval of the Governor, but such contracts shall in all respects be carried out in accordance with the law under which they were, respectively, awarded. In case, however, this Act makes provision for the purchase of materials or the doing of work for which no contract has heretofore been awarded, then the Superintendent of Printing, or Secretary of State, as the case may be, shall at once award such contracts in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

§ 70. The following Acts and parts of Acts, and all laws or parts of laws which are inconsistent with this Act, or any provisions thereof, are hereby repealed:

“An Act to revise the law in relation to State contracts,” approved March 31, 1874, in force July 1, 1874;

“An Act in relation to State contracts,” approved May 16, 1905, in force July 1, 1905.

APPROVED June 22nd, 1915.

STATE BOARD OF OPTOMETRY.

ACT TO REGULATE PRACTICE OF OPTOMETRY.

§ 1. Optometry defined. § 11. Examination and certificate sees. § 2. Persons to whom Act does not apply. $ 12. Certificates tolicentiates of other boards. § 3. State Board of Optometry—appointment— $ 13. Certificate shall be displayed in conspicuous

term. place—penalty. $ 4. Oath of office—annual meeting—officers— $ 14. To whom certificate refused—revocation of

bonds—seal. certisicate. $ 5. Duties of board—annual report. § 15. Roo-notice of revocation to de

nquent.

# 6. By-laws—registration book—special meet

ngs—quorum. § 16. Expiration of renewals. $ 7. Meetings for examinations of applicants. $ 17. When unlawful to practice—penalty.

$ 8. Compensation of officers and members of $ 18. Conducting store, shop or office without oard. registered optometrist-penalty.

$ 9. wo may be registered without examina- $ 19. Registration with county clerk—see. tion.

20. Suits—how prosecuted—penalties. $ 10. Qualifications of applicants for examination.

(House Bill No. 9. Approv Ed JUNE 29, 1915.)

AN ACT to regulate the practice of optometry in the State of Illinois, and firing penalties for the violation thereof. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the practice of optometry is defined to be the employment of any means other than the use of drugs, medicine, or by surgery for the measurement of the power of vision and the adaptation of lenses for the aid thereof. § 2. The provisions of this Act shall not be construed to apply to physicians duly licensed to practice medicine under the laws of the State, nor to persons who sell spectacles or eyeglasses on prescription from any duly qualified optometrist registered under this Act or from

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