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Repealed8 acls § 5- ^ acts an(^ Parts 0f acts iQ conflict with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

§ 6: This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approvkd February 28, 1867.

STATE HOUSE.

In force Feb. 25, AN ACT to provide for the erection of anew state house.

1867.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Governor to governor of the state of Illinois is hereby authorized and sqSare to^ity empowered to convey to the county of Sangamon and state andSSmnfmon 0^ IHin0i8> an<^ t0 *ne 0f Springfield, in said county, county. for the use of the people of said county and city, all that piece and parcel of ground, situate, lying and being in the city of Springfield, in said county, known as the public square, containing two acres and a half, be the same more or less, upon which is now located the state house, for the sum of two hundred thousand dollars, and for the further consideration that said grantees shall cause to be conveyed to the state of Illinois, in fee simple, that parcel of ground lying in the city of Springfield aforesaid, bounded by Second, Monroe, Spring and Charles streets, containing between eight and nine acres. Said sum of two hundred thousand dollars shall be paid into the treasury of the state of Illinois in two equal installments, the first of which shall be paid on the first day of April, 1868, and the second on the first day of April, 1869. city and county § 2. The county of Sangamon and said city of Springbonyds.SBUe field, are hereby authorized to issue such bonds and levy such taxes as may be necessary to raise said sum of two hundred thousand dollars and for the purchase of said parcel of land, provided said bonds shall-not bear interest exceeding ten per cent, per annum. »25o,ooo appro- § 3. Said sum of two hundred thousand dollars shall be pnated. expended toward the erection of a new state house upon said last described parcel of land, and in addition thereto the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the same purpose. Said state house shall cost a sum not exceeding three millions of dollars, commissioners § 4. The following persons, viz: John W. Smith, John appom . "Wilson, Philip Wadsworth, James C. Robinson, and Wm. T. Yandeveer, Wm. L. Hambleton, and James H. Beveridge, are hereby appointed commissioners to superintend the erection of the new state house aforesaid, who, before they enter upon the discharge of their duties, shall enter into bond to the governor of this state, with approved security, in the penalty of twenty-five thousand dollars each, within thirty days after the passage of this act, conditioned for the faithful performance of their duties, and shall severally take an oath that they will well and truly discharge all their duties as commissioners in superintending the erection of said state house. The governor of the state is hereby authorized to fill all vacancies by appointing commissioners, who shall continue to act until the next session of the general assembly, which shall ratify or reject said appointments. The governor is also authorized to remove any commissioner for cause, and fill the vacancy occasioned thereby.

§ 5. The commissioners shall select the most durable ct°TM2ecti0matrs material for said state house, and make the same as nearly rials.' mae" fire-proof as possible. It shall be constructed upon the most approved and convenient plan.

§ 6. Said commissioners shall stipulate for all payments Payments, how to be made out of the fund hereinbefore provided, and no made' other. The accounts of the expenditures of said commissioners, shall be certified to by said commissioners, or a majority of them, and by the secretary of state, and approved by the governor. The auditor shall thereupon draw his warrant upon the treasurer therefor, to be paid out of the fund hereinbefore provided, in favor of the party to whom the accounts shall be due.

§ 7. The said commissioners shall advertise at least Duties of comthirty days in two daily papers in Chicago and Springfield, missloners' and one daily paper in New York and Philadelphia, for plans and specifications for a new state house. Said commissioners shall wait three months after said publication, and if they shall have received any plans and specifications within that time, they shall immediately thereafter notify each member of the two committees of the senate and the house of representatives of this general assembly on public buildings, to meet at the city of Springfield on a day to be specified in said notice, said notice to be given at least ten days prior to such meeting, and if a majority of said committees and commissioners in attendance shall decide upon any plan then submitted to them, the said commissioners shall be bound thereby, and proceed to erect a new state house in accordance with said plans and the accompanying specifications so adopted. They shall employ such architects, mechanics and laborers as may be necessary for the early completion of said building, and shall each receive for their services as commissioners the sum of five dollars

per day for time of actual service, to be paid out of the fund Secretary ap- hereinbefore provided. Julius 0. Webber is hereby appointed. pointed secretary of said board of commissioners. They shall also be authorized to employ a superintendent.

§ 8. The present state house and grounds shall continue to be used for state purposes until the new building shall be sufficiently advanced for the use of the different departments of state, and the state shall have the absolute possession and control of said building until that time.

§ y. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 25, 1867.

In force Feb. 27, AN ACT supplemental to "An act to provide for the erection of a new state 1S6''. house," approved February 25, A. d. 1867.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That no conLimitation of tracts shall be made or entered into by the commissioners powers. named in the act to which this act is a supplement, for the erection and completion of said state house, which.shall involve or require a larger expenditure of money, in the aggregate, than the sums named and appropriated by the act to which this is a supplement; and in case further appropriations shall be made by the general assembly for the erection and completion of said state house, it shall be hereafter lawful for said commissioners to enter into further contracts, to the amount of such further appropriations, and no more; and all contracts made or entered into, contrary to the provisions of this act, shall be null and void. Bids for work. § 2. All contracts for labor or materials, in the erection and completion of said state house, requiring an expenditure of more than five hundred dollars, shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder or bidders, after advertising for bids or proposals for the same, for at least thirty days, in two daily papers published in the city of Springfield, and in the same number published in the city of Chicago, such advertisements to specify the time and place when and where said bids or proposals shall be opened; and no bids or proposals shall be opened at any other time or place; and all bids or proposals received by said commissioners for labor or materials, as above provided, shall be by said commissioners filed in the office of the secretary of state, whether the same be accepted or rejected.

§ 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Approved February 27, 1867.

STATE INSTITUTIONS.

AN ACT for the further protection of the state institutions. In force March

9,1867.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That no part consent of eenof any land heretofore or hereafter conveyed to Ihe state ofassemW Illinois, for the use of any benevolent institutions of the state (or to any such institutions), shall be entered upon, appropriated or used by any railroad or other company for railroad or other purposes, without the previous cousent of the general assembly; and no court or other tribunal shall have or entertain jurisdiction of any proceeding instituted or to be instituted for the purpose of appropriating any such land for any of the purposes aforesaid, without such previous consent.

§ 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved March 9, 1867.

TAXES.

In force Feb. 28

AN ACT to apportion the expense of collecting a certain tax therein 1867. named, and to authorize the auditor to settle the same.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Taxes to be Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the creditedcounty treasurer of Tazewell county, upon the receipt of the taxes for the year A. D. 1863, assessed against John Davenport, in said county, individually and as agent for others, be and is hereby authorized and required to charge each particular fund included in said tax with its proportionate share of the sum of fourteen hundred and fifty dollars, the amount of the expenses incurred by said county in the litigation to establish the validity of such assessment; and said treasurer shall credit and pay over the same to said county, and in settlement with the proper officers, the said treasurer shall be allowed credit therefor. And in settlement with the auditor of the state said treasurer shall present a certificate of the county clerk of said county, showing the proportionate share of said sum so charged to the several state funds. compromis

§ 2. The state auditor is hereby authorized and empowered to settle and compromise with the said John Davenport, upon such terms as he shall deem best for the interest of all parties concerned, all claims against said John Davenport for taxes for the year A. D. 1863, and subsequent years; and upon so settling or compromising, shall charge each fund with its proportionate amount of said sum of fourteen hundred and fifty dollars, and pay over the surplus to the account of the several funds.

§ 3. This act shall be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 28, 1867.

In force Feb'y AN ACT to refund to Jacob Hepperly, executor, state taxes paid in error. 28, 1867.

Section 1. Beit enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the sum Taxes refunded 0f fjfty dollars and forty cents is hereby appropriated to Jacob Hepperly, executor of the estate of J. R. Thompson, deceased, of Peoria county, for state taxes paid by him by reason of an error in assessment of property, and that the auditor draw his warrant for the same, payable out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

§ 2. This act shall take erlect from and after its passage.

Approved February 28, 1867.

In force March AN ACT entitled "An act to extend the powers and jurisdiction of col8>186?- lectors of taxes."

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That in case collector can any person upon whom any tax shall be assessed, under the le7y' revenue laws of this state, in any town or city of this state,

shall have removed from such town or city after such assessment has been made and before the same shall have been collected, it shall be lawful for any collector of such city or town to levy and collect such tax of the goods and chattels of the person so assessed in any district within this state to which such person shall have removed or in which he may reside.

§ 2. This act shall take Effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 8, 1867.

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