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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 memters 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. good by Senate Joint Resolution (SENATE BILL No. 271. Approved JUNE 29, 1915.) AN ACT to make an appropriation for the earpenses 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 earpenses of the commission on unemployment” as provided for by joint resolution of the 19th 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 to the Rivers and Lakes Commission of Illinois the sum of forty-five thousand dollars ($45,000.00), or so much thereof as may be necessary, to complete the work of widening, raising, strengthening, improving, repairing, building or constructing, as the case may be, levees at and around the said cities of Cairo, Sawneetown and Mound City for the purpose of furnishing protection from floods and overflows of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, and in the following amounts respectively: City of Cairo, the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00), which sum shall be expended for levees wholly within the corporate limits of said city; city of Mound City, the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00); city of Shawneetown, the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00).

§ 2. The money hereby appropriated shall be expended by the said Rivers and Lakes Commission of Illinois, as near as may be, in conformity with the and in furtherance of general plans and specifications, which have now or may hereafter be adopted for widening, raising, strengthening, improving, repairing, building or constructing the levees, as the case may be, at said cities of Cairo, Shawneetown and Mound City, and for the respective sums.

§ 3. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrant from time to time upon the State Treasurer for the money herein appropriated upon proper vouchers certified by the Rivers and Lakes Commission of Illinois and approved by the Governor of Illinois.

APPROVED June 17th, 1915.

MONUMENT—JOHN P. ALTGELD, CHICAGO. Preamble. § 2. How drawn.

§ 1. Roo. unexpended balance of $12,to commission.

(House BILL No. 964. APPROVED JUNE 24, 1915.)

AN ACT for the reappropriation of the unexpended balance of an appropriation for the construction and erection of a monument in memory of John P. Altgeld in Chicago, Cook county, Illinois. WHEREAs, the Forty-eighth General Assembly appropriated $25,000.00 for the construction and erection of a monument in memory of John P. Altgeld in Chicago, Cook county, Illinois; and ... WHEREAs, the work has been partially completed and a portion of the said appropriation used, but the said monument cannot be completed without further expenditures, and as the appropriation would lapse on the 30th day of June, 1915; therefore, SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That twelve thousand dollars ($12,000.00), the unexpended balance of an appropriation made by the Forty-eighth General Assembly for the construction and erection of a monument in memory of John P. Altgeld in Chicago, Cook county, Illinois, be and hereby is reappropriated to the commission appointed under the Act of May 27, 1913, for the completion of the said monument.

§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to draw warrants on the State Treasurer for the payment of all expenditures necessary to the completion of the said monument, as provided in the Act of May 27, 1913, upon presentation to him of proper vouchers certified to by the said commissioners and approved by the Governor, and the State Treasurer is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to pay the same out of the funds hereby appropriated.

APPROVED June 24th, 1915.

MONUMENT—THOMAS CARLIN, AT CARROLLTON.
Preamble. § 1. Appropriates $5,000—how drawn.
(SENATE BILL No. 208. APPRoved JUNE 28, 1915.)

AN ACT for the appropriation of five thousand (5,000) dollars to the commissioners appointed under an Act entitled, “An Act for the appointment of commissioners and making an appropriation for the construction and erection of a monument in memory of a former Governor, Thomas Carlin, at Carrollton, Illinois,” approved June 26, 1913, to complete such monument. WHEREAs, An Act entitled, “An Act for the appointment of commissioners and making an appropriation for the construction and erection of a monument in memory of a former Governor, Thomas Carlin, at Carrollton, Illinois,” was passed by the General Assembly and approved June 26, 1913; and WHEREAs, The said monument has not been completed and a further appropriation is desired; therefore, 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 the same is hereby appropriated for the purpose of completing a monument as provided in an Act entitled, “An Act for the appointment of commissioners and making an appropriation for the construction and erection of a monument in memory of a former Governor, Thomas Carlin, at Carrollton, Illinois,” approved June 26, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, and the Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrants on the State Treasurer for the payment of all expenditures necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act and of the Act of June 26, 1913, as herein and therein provided upon presentation to him of proper vouchers therefor, certified to by the said commissioners and by and with the approval of the Governor, the State Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to pay said warrants out of any funds in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated. APPROVED June 28th, 1915.

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