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... $29,865.00 § 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrants on the State Treasurer for the sum herein appropriated upon presentation of proper vouchers certified by the chairman and secretary of the Industrial Board, and approved by the Governor, which warrants shall be payable out of any moneys in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated.

§ 3. WHEREAS, Said sum of money is immediately required, therefore an emergency exists, and this Act shall take effect from and after its passage.

APPROVED April 9th, 1915.

INSURANCE SUPERINTENDENT-DEFICIENCY. $ 1. Appropriates $26,000 for purpose named. $ 3. Emergency. s 2 How drawn.

(HOUSE Bill No. 79. APPROVED JUNE 14, 1915.) An Act making an appropriation to meet the deficiencies in the appro

priations to the Insurance Superintendent for expenses in the prosecution of violations of the insurance laws; for all examinations and investigations such amount for expenses incurred and services of assistants employed as shall be collected from the companies or associations examined; for additional office help; for printing reports of examination, and for office expenses.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That for the purpose of meeting the deficiencies in the appropriation to the Insurance Superintendent for expenses in the prosecution of violations of the insurance laws; for all examinations and investigations, such amount for expenses incurred and services of assistants employed as shall be collected from the companies or associations examined; for additional office help; for printing reports of examination; and for office expenses, and to provide the necessary funds for said purposes for the period ending September 30, 1915, there be and is hereby appropriated to the Insurance Superintendent the following: For prosecution of violations of the insurance laws, the sum of ....

$11,000.00 For all examinations and investigations, such amount for ex

penses incurred and services of assistants employed as shall be collected from the companies or associations examined, the sum of ....

6,000.00 For additional office help, the sum of

3,000.00 For printing reports of examination, the sum of

1,500.00 For office expenses, the sum of .....

4,500.00 § 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrants upon the State Treasurer for the sums

herein appropriated, said warrants to be drawn only on itemized bills,

signed by said Insurance Superintendent, and approved by the Governor,

and the State Treasurer is directed to pay said warrants, drawn as

aforesaid, out of any funds in the State treasury not otherwise appro

priated. § 3. WHEREAs, an emergency exists, therefore, this Act shall be

in force from and after its passage and approval. APPROVED June 14, 1915.

INVESTIGATIONS-MINING COMMISSION. § 1. Commission created—appointment. § 4. Report—terms of office. § 2. Powers of commissioners—refusal to obey $ 5. Compensation.

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(House BILL No. 860. Approved JUNE 29, 1915.)

AN ACT to establish a Mining Investigation Commission of the State of Illinois. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That a commission be established to be known as the Mining Investigation Commission of the State of Illinois, consisting of three coal mine owners and three coal miners appointed by the Governor, together with three qualified men, no one of whom shall be identified or affiliated with the interests of either of the mine owners or coal miners or dependent upon the patronage or good will of either, nor. in political life who shall be appointed by the Governor. Each member of the said commission shall have equal authority, power and voting strength in considering and acting upon any matters which may be brought to the attention of the commission and on which the commission may act and the said commission shall have power and authority to investigate the methods and conditions of mining coal in the State of Illinois with special reference to the safety of human lives and property and the conservation of coal deposits. § 2. In making an investigation as contemplated in this Act, said commissioners shall have the power to issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses, which shall be under the seal of the commission and signed by the chairman or secretary of said commission. In case any person shall wilfully fail or refuse to obey such subpoena, it shall be the duty of the circuit court of any county, upon application of the said commissioners, to issue an attachment for such witness, and compel such witness to attend before the commissioners, and give his testimony upon such matters as shall be lawfully required by such commissioners; and the said court shall have the power to punish for contempt, as in other cases of refusal to obey the process and order of such court. The fees of witnesses shall be the same as in the courts of record and shall be paid out of the appropriation hereinafter made. And upon order duly entered of record by the said commission any one or more members of the said commission shall be empowered to take testimony touching the matters within the jurisdiction of the said commission and report the same to the said commission.

Said commission shall have power and are authorized to adopt a seal and to make such rules not inconsistent with or contrary to law for the government of proceedings before it, as it may deem proper and shall have the same power to enforce such rules and to preserve order and decorum in its presence as is vested by the common law or statute of this State in any court of general jurisdiction. § 3. Said commission shall meet at the State Capitol building in Springfield on the second Tuesday after notice of their appointment and shall immediately elect a chairman and secretary from among their number, one of whom shall be a coal mine owner and the other a coal miner... Said commission shall cause a record to be kept of all its proceedings. Five members of the said commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but a less number than a quorum may adjourn the meetings of the commission from time to time. Meetings of the said commission other than called meetings, as provided for herein, may be held at such times and places within the State of Illinois, as may be fixed by the said commission. A meeting of the said commission shall be held upon the written request of any three members of the said commission signed by them and delivered to the secretary, who shall, upon receipt of such request, notify each member of said commission by mail of such meeting so to be held, and the time and place thereof. And no such meeting shall be held less than five days after the mailing of notice of the said meeting to the members of said commission by the secretary. Such called meeting shall be held either in Springfield or Chicago. § 4. Said commission shall report to the Governor and to the General Assembly at its next regular session, submitting, so far as they have unanimously agreed, a proposed provision of coal mining laws of the State, together with such other recommendations as to the commission shall seem fit and proper, relating to coal mining in the State of Illinois. - And where there is not unanimous agreement upon any recommendation there shall be submitted in like manner separate reports embodying the recommendations of any one or more members of the said commission, which said reports shall each set forth in detail the recommendation of the commissioner or commissioners signing said report and shall embody his or their respective reasons for such recommendation and his or their objection to the report of other members of the commission. The duties and functions of said commission shall cease and the terms of office of the respective commission[er]s shall terminate upon the adjournment of the Fiftieth General Assembly. § 5. The members of said commission who are coal mine owners and coal miners, as aforesaid, shall receive no compensation for their services. The remaining three members of the commission shall receive as compensation for their services the sum of ($10.00) per day for each day actually employed by them as such commissioners. All members of the said commission shall be reimbursed for their actual expenses incurred in and about the actual work of said commission.

Said commission may appoint a stenographer or clerk and such other employees as are necessary and shall fix their compensation and may incur such other expenses as are properly incidental to the work of the commission. § 6. The sum of seven thousand dollars ($7,000.00), or as much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated for the postage, stationery, clerical and expert services, and incidental traveling expenses of the commission, and the per diem of members herein authorized, and the Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the foregoing amount, or any part thereof, in payment of any expenses, charges or disbursements authorized by this Act, on order of this commission, signed by its chairman, attested by its secretary, and approved by the Governor. The State Board of Contracts is hereby authorized and directed to provide all necessary printing for the mining investigating commission, and testimony taken by it shall be reported in full and may be published from time to time by the commission. Approved June 21, 1913. APPROVED June 29th, 1915.

INVESTIGATIONS_PENSION LEGISLATION.

§ 1. Appropriates $15,000 for use of commission $ 2. How drawn.

§ood by Senate Joint Resolution

(SENATE Bill No. 271. Approved JUNE 29, 1915.) AN ACT to make an appropriation for the erpenses of the commission authorized by joint resolution to be appointed to investigate pension legislation heretofore enacted in the State of Illinois.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That there be and is hereby appropriated out of any money in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary for the use of the commission authorized by Senate Joint Resolution No. 17, of the 49th General Assembly to investigate pension legislation heretofore enacted in the State of Illinois.

§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrant or warrants on the State treasury for sums in the aggregate not to exceed fifteen thousand dollars upon vouchers properly itemized and certified to, by the chairman of said commission and approved by the Governor, and the State Treasurer is hereby authorized to pay the same out of any funds in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED June 29th, 1915.

INVESTIGATION.—UNEMPLOYMENT OF STATE.

§ 1. Appropriates $5,000 for expenses under § 2. How drawn. . Senate Joint Resolution No. 12.

(SENATE BILL No. 154. Approved JUNE 25, 1915.) AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act for an appropriation to pay the erpenses of the commission on unemployment” as provided for by joint resolution of the 49th General Assembly. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois. represented in the General Assembly: That the sum of five thousand

($5,000) dollars or so much thereof as shall be necessary be and hereby is appropriated out of any funds in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated to pay and discharge the necessary expenses of the commission on unemployment under the provisions of a joint resolution of the 49th General Assembly.

§ 2. Upon presentation of itemized vouchers signed by the chairman and secretary of said commission on unemployment, approved by the Governor, the State Auditor shall draw his warrants upon the State Treasurer for items not exceeding aggregate of five thousand ($5,000) dollars and the State Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to pay the same out of any funds in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED June 25th, 1915.

LEVEES AT CAIRO, MOUND CITY AND SHAWNEETOWN.
Preamble. § 2. How expended.
§ 1. Appropriates $45,000 to Rivers and Lakes $ 3. How drawn.
Commission.

(SENATE BILL No. 364. APPROVED JUNE 17, 1915.)

AN ACT entitled, an Act making an appropriation to the Rivers and Lakes Commission of Illinois for the purpose of completing the widening, raising, strengthening, improving, repairing, building and constructing of levees in and around certain cities in the State of Illinois. WHEREAs, The State of Illinois in the year 1913 appropriated to the Rivers and Lakes Commission of Illinois the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($250,000.00) to widen, raise, strengthen, improve, repair, build or construct, as the case may be, levees at and around the city of Cairo, in Alexander county, the sum of thirty-nine thousand dollars ($39,000.00) at the city of Shawneetown, Gallatin county, for the same purpose, and the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) for a like purpose, at the city of Mound City, in Pulaski county, for the protection of said cities against the high waters of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, and WHEREAs, The Rivers and Lakes Commission of Illinois, under said appropriations, did undertake to widen, raise, strengthen, improve, repair, build and construct certain levees at and around said cities of Cairo and Mound City, and in so doing all of the said appropriations have been expended, and WHEREAs, Since the completion of said work performed on said levees at said cities of Cairo, Shawneetown and Mound City, there have been numerous large slides in said levees so constructed by the State of Illinois, due to unforeseen and unexpected causes, necessitating the further immediate expenditure of money, estimated at forty-five thousand dollars ($45,000.00), in order to save and maintain and complete the levee work already done by the State of Illinois and protect said cities of Cairo, Shawneetown, and Mound City from overflow; therefore, SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That there is hereby appropriated

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