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OFFICERS AND CoMMITTEE ROOMs—KEPT AND PRESERVED INTACT.
(Senate Joint Resolution No. 36.)

WHEREAs, The Committee rooms have been appropriately furnished and remodeled for the exclusive use of the officers and committees of the House and Senate; therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate of the State of Illinois, the House of Representatives concurring herein, that the Secretary of State be, and he is hereby directed to keep and preserve intact and undisturbed in every respect after the adjournment of the Fifty-first General Assembly and until the convening of the Fifty-second General Assembly, the offices of the Speaker and Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate and the rooms occupied by the respective committees of the House and Senate; and that the use and occupancy of the said offices and rooms shall not be permitted by any persons, except, if necessity arises for temporary use of any of the committee rooms of either the House or Senate, the Secretary of State shall first obtain permission of the respective presiding officer of the House or Senate for the temporary use of such room or rooms. Adopted by the Senate June 10, 1919. Concurred in by the House of Representatives June 10, 1919.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.–WoRR ON SAME URGED. (Senate Joint Resolution No. 12.) WHEREAs, The cessation of hostilities in the World War has come upon us sooner than anticipated, and in advance of plans or preparation for readjustment from war to peace; and WHEREAs, The soldiers and sailors and United States marines from the State of Illinois are daily returning in great numbers, and the return flow of soldiers from overseas has as yet scarcely begun; and WHEREAs, There appears to be great difficulty in placing our soldiers and sailors and United States marines in suitable employment; and WHEREAs, The re-absorbing powers of peace industries are at present insufficient to take care of discharged war workers and sailors and United States marines; and WHEREAs, Ample provision should be made for the employment of our Soldiers and sailors and United States marines, in order that they shall not be compelled to accept public charity; and WHEREAs, The working people generally of this country, as American citizens, are entitled to living wages and good living conditions, commenSurate with the vast wealth and enormous resources of this the richest country in the world; and WHEREAs, Labor and Capital are united in urging that steps shall be taken to provide employment at once to tide over the dangerous transition from war to peace; and WHEREAs, The people of the State of Illinois have voted for a bond issue of sixty million dollars to build good roads, to be paid for from the vehicle tax fund of Illinois; and WHEREAs, The people of the State of Illinois have voted a bond issue of twenty million dollars for a waterway to connect the Gerat Lakes with the Gulf of Mexico; and WHEREAs, The Legislature has authorized the building of a new penitentiary at Joliet; and WHEREAs, There are many other public projects necessary for the betterment of the State of Illinois, that would give employment to thousands of people; now, therefore, be it Resolved, by the Senate of the State of Illinois, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That we urge upon the Department of Public Works and Buildings the desirability of giving consideration to an early resumption of work upon the above named public improvements. Adopted by the Senate, February 26th, 1919. Concurred in by the House of Representatives, March 6th, 1919.

- RECEIVING Governor—Joint SEssion.
(Senate Joint Resolution No. 1.)

Resolved, by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That the two Houses meet in joint session in the Hall of the House of Representatives at 4:00 o'clock p. m. for the purpose of receiving the Governor to deliver his official message in person to the Fifty-first General Assembly.

Adopted by the Senate January 8, 1919.

Concurred in by the House of Representatives, January 8, 1919.

REQUEST For PARADE of 33RD Division. (Senate Joint Resolution No. 22.) WHEREAs, The Thirty-third or “Prairie” Division of the United States Army is composed exclusively of the Illinois National Guard, and WHEREAs, The 149th Field Artillery of the United States Army is com: posed of officers and men from Illinois, and WHEREAs, These organizations have been from the time they reached Europe engaged in the heaviest fighting upon the Western battle-front, and have greatly distinguished themselves, fighting up to the very moment the armistice was signed, and WHEREAs, The people of Illinois desire to honor in a fitting way these Organizations, as units, when they return to Illinois, and WHEREAs. This can be accomplished only if these organizations are permitted to parade as such in the City of Chicago, and WHEREAs, It is now expected that these organizations will return to America in the near future, therefore be it Resolved, by the Senate of the State of Illinois, the House of Representa. tives concurring therein, That the War Department be urgently requested to permit the Thirty-third Division and the 149th Field Artillery upon their respective arrivals, to parade as unbroken organizations in the City of Chicago, and, be it further Resolved, That a copy of the resolutions, signed by the Presiding Officer of the Senate and the Presiding Officer of the House be transmitted by the Governor of Illinois, the Honorable Frank O. Lowden, to the Secretary of War and to the Chief of Staff. Passed by the Senate March 18, 1919. Concurred in by the House of Representatives, March 18, 1919.

RoAD BUILDING MATERIAL–INVESTIGATION.
(Senate Joint Resolution No. 18.)

WHEREAs: The matter of carrying out the program for the building of highways in this State is considerably hampered by the high cost of materials entering into their construction; and

WHEREAs: An offer has been made by a citizen of the State to furnish from his gravel mine a high grade material, suitable for road-building, free of cost for the material, to the State and inviting investigation of his offer; therefore, be it

Resolved, by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That a committee of six be appointed, three from the Senate and three from the House for the purpose of investigating this offer, by conferring with the party making same and by an inspection of the gravel deposits referred to and that the committee report its findings to this General Assembly at an early date.

Adopted by the Senate February 19, 1919.

Concurred in by the House of Representatives, February 27, 1919.

Road BUILDING MATERIALS-INVESTIGATION.
(Senate Joint Resolution No. 41.)

WHEREAs: The use of the improved highways of the State by heavy motor trucks necessitates the building of roads with materials of great

strength and endurance to sustain such traffic with consequent greatly increased expense, and WHEREAs: It is understood that commercial transportation companies are already organized, or in process of being organized for the purpose of transporting express and freight for hire over such highways as Soon as built, and WHEREAs: The use by such common carriers of the improved highways built by the people should be regulated and charged for but as no adequate data are available upon which to base equitable legislation, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate of the Fifty-first General Assembly of the State of Illinois, the House of Representatives concurring therein: That the whole subject of charges to be made for the use of the improved highways of the State by commercial truck companies operating for hire be referred to the Department of Public Works and Buildings for investigation and that all data collected, together with findings and recommendations of the department be reported to the Fifty-second General Assembly, and be it further Resolved: That we recommend to the Department of Public Works and Buildings the careful and impartial investigation of all road materials which give promise of results and the prompt and complete testing of same, when presented for consideration, with a view of determining by means of practical experiment the relative value and resistance of various types of such road materials, and their costs for the purpose of determining and securing the best types at the least expense to the people of the State. Adopted by the Senate June 19, 1919. Concurred in by the House of Representatives, June 20, 1919.

STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION-INVESTIGATION.
(Senate Joint Resolution No. 30.)

WHEREAs, certain statements were made on May 6, 1919, before Joint Revenue Committee of the General Assembly that there were three affidavits in existence showing that members of the State Board of Equilization had been approached by someone and told that if the Pullman Company assessment was increased, the board would be abolished; and WHEREAs, further, such charges are of such a grave import and nature, that the truth or falsity of such charges should be ascertained; be it therefore, Resolved, by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that a Joint Committee of ten, five members of the Senate to be appointed by the President of the Senate, and five members of the House to be appointed by the Speaker of the House, be appointed to investigate the truth or falsity of such charges, and to investigate any and all matters pertaining to any improper influences being brought to bear upon the State Board of Equalization, or its members, and to investigate the methods of said Board of Equalization; Resolved, further, that such Joint Committee shall have full power to issue subpoenas for persons and to bring before said committee by subpoenas duces tecu m, all books, papers, documents and memoranda in the hands of any person or persons, corporations or public officials, bearing upon the subject of inquiry. Such committee, through its chairman, shall have power to administer oaths to such witnesses as may be required to appear before said committee. Resolved, further, that all expenses of such committee shall be paid out of the contingent expense funds of the Senate and House of Representatives. Adopted by the Senate May 7, 1919. Concurred in by the House of Representatives, May 7, 1919.

STATE BUDGET-DISCUSSION. (Senate Joint Resolution No. 13.) Resolved, by the Senate of the State of Illinois, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That His Excellency, the Governor, and the Director of the Department of Finance be invited to address the House and Senate sitting in joint session on Tuesday, February 18th, at 10:30 a. m. On the subject of the budget of State expenses as presented by the Governor to the General Assembly. Adopted by the Senate, February 6, 1919. Concurred in by the House of Representatives, February 11, 1919.

SUFFRAGE AMENDMENT FOR WOMEN. (Senate Joint Resolution No. 7.) WHEREAs, The proposed Woman Suffrage Amendment to the Federal Constitution has been for forty years before the Congress of the United States and has, during this session of Congress received a two-thirds vote in the House of Representatives, but has been delayed in the United States Senate, and WHEREAs, The character and achievements of the women of the United States merit the same honorable suffrage recognition received by women in many other countries; Therefore, be it Resolved, by the Senate of the State of Illinois, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That we urge the United States Senate to immediately pass the Federal Woman Suffrage Amendment, so that it may be ratified by the Legislatures of the thirty-six states, as provided by Article Five of the United States Constitution. Adopted by the Senate January 28, 1919. Concurred in by the House of Representatives January 29, 1919.

SUFFRAGE AMENDMENT FOR WOMEN. (House Joint Resolution No. 29.) WHEREAs, The Sixty-sixth Congress of the United States of America, at its first session begun and held at the city of Washington, on Monday, the nineteenth day of May, one thousand nine laundred and nineteen, has adopted the following joint resolution, to-wit:

Joi NT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution extending the right of suffrage to women.

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution, which shall be valid for all events and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states.

“ARTICLE

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. “Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legis’ lation.” F. H. GILLETT Speaker of the House of Representatives. THos. R. MARSHALL Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate. Now, therefore, be it resolved, by the House of Representatives. the Senate concurring herein. That the proposed amendment to the Constitu. tion of the United States of America is hereby ratified by the Fifty-first General Assembly of the State of Illinois; and be it further Resolved. That certified copies of this preamble and joint resolution be forwarded by the Governor to the Secretary of State, the Presiding

Officer of the Senate and to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, of the United States at Washington.

Adopted by the House, June 10, 1919.
Concurred in by the Senate, June 10, 1919.

SUFFRAGE AMENDMENT FOR Wom EN.

(House Joint Resolution No. 31.) WHEREAs, The Sixty-sixth Congress of the United States of America, at its first session begun and held at the city of Washington, on Monday, the

nineteenth day of May, one thousand, nine hundred and nineteen, has adopted the following resolution, to-wit:

Joi NT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution extending the right of suffrage to women. Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds) of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as

part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states.

“ARTICLE

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. l “Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legisation.” F. H. GILLETT, Speaker of the House of Representatives. THos. R. MARS II ALL, Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate. Now, therefore, be it Resolved, by the House of Representatives the Senate concurring therein, That the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America is hereby ratified by the Fifty-first General Assembly of the State of Illinois; and, be it further Resolved. That certified copies of this preamble and joint resolution be forwarded by the Governor to the Secretary of State, the presiding officer of the Senate and to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, of the United States at Washington. Passed the House, June 17, 1919. Concurred in by the Senate, June 17, 1919.

VICTORY LOAN EXERCISEs.
(Senate Joint Resolution No. 28.)

WHEREAs, The nation-wide campaign on behalf of the Victory Loan of the United States of America was launched on the twenty-first day of April, nineteen hundred and nineteen; and

WHEREAs, It behooves every American, individually and collectively, to do all in their power to further the success of this, the last Liberty Loan; now, therefore be it

Resolved, by the Senate, the House of Representatives Concurring therein, That the members of the Fifty-first General Assembly of the State of Illinois meet in joint session in the hall of the House of Representatives, at the hour of 12:00 o'clock, noon, on Wednesday, the twenty-third day of April, nineteen hundred and nineteen, for the holding of exercises in the support of the Victory Loan.

Adopted by the Senate April 22d, 1919.

Concurred in by the House of Representatives April 22d, 1919.

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