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formities or injuries of a nature which will likely yield to surgical skill and treatment and which unless so treated will probably make such children, in whole or in part, in after life, public charges. § 4. The management and control of said institution shall be wested in the Department of Public Welfare. § 5. Any child under the age of sixteen years whose parents, or Latural guardian, may be unable to furnish proper surgical treatment and who may be in need of the same, may be admitted to such institute, upon an order to that effect made by the county judge of the county in which said child may have had a legal residence for one year last past. The county treasurer of the county in which said child may have so resided shall, upon the order of said county judge, furnish said child with transportation from the place where said child may so reside to the place of said institution and return. The order admitting such child shall, when made, be filed with the superintendent of said institute, and said child shall be admitted thereto in the regular order of iling as soon thereafter as said institute can provide room, care and attendance therefor. Said child, if deemed feasible, shall be treated, nursed in said institute, until a recovery is effected, or it becomes apParent that further treatment will be of no avail, whereupon it shall * discharged and returned to its former place of residence. § 7. All buildings for the use of the Illinois surgical institute for children shall be erected or constructed in accordance with the proisions of sections 28 and 49 of the Civil Administrative Code of IlliIlsls. § 2. Sections 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 of said Act are repealed. APPROVED June 28, 1919.

CHILDREN.

ABANDONMENT.

# 1. Amends section 1, Act of 1887. § 1. Defines guilt and provides penalties.

(Housi, BILL No. 623. APPRoved JUNE 28, 1919.)

* Act to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to prevent the abandonment of children and to provide a penalty therefor,” approved June 16, 1887, in force July 1, 1887, by amending section one (1) thereof. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, "Presented in the General Assembly: That an Act entitled, “An Act to ovent the abandonment of children and to provide a penalty there*" approved June 16, 1887, in force July 1, 1887, be and is hereby *illed by amending section one (1) thereof to read as follows: § 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, repre*"d in the General Assembly: That when any child under the age g * Year shall be abandoned by its parents, guardian or any other per* having legal control or custody thereof, such person or persons shall deemed guilty of a felony, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be *hed by a fine of not less than $300, or more than $1,000, or by im

prisonment in the penitentiary for a term not less than one year and not exceeding three years, or by both fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

BOARDING HOMES.

§ 1. License required. § 6. Standards.
§ 2. Exemptions. § 7. Examinations.
§ 3. Defines keeper. $ 8. Rules and regulations.
§ 4. Provisions of license. § 9. Revocation of license.
§ 5. Reports required. § 10. Penalties.

(House, BILL No. 431. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.)

AN ACT to define and regulate boarding homes for children. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois. represented in the General Assembly: That after the first day of October, 1919, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, association or corporation to conduct a boarding home for children under sixteen years of age without a license issued as herein provided. § 2. This Act, however, shall not apply to any institution operated and maintained by the State of Illinois, nor to any association or corporation licensed or accredited pursuant to the provisions of, nor shall this Act in anywise be construed as amending, modifying or repealing any of the terms of “An Act relating to children who are now or may hereafter become dependent, neglected or delinquent, to define these terms, and provide for the treatment, control, maintenance, adoption and guardianship of the person of such children,” approved April 21, 1899, in force July 1, 1899, as amended. § 3. A person, firm, association or corporation shall be deemed to be the keeper of a boarding home for children if, for hire, directly or indirectly, he or it, (1) Advertises or holds himself or itself out as conducting a boarding place for children under sixteen years of age, or (2) Has in his or its custody or control two or more children under sixteen years of age unattended by parents or guardians, for the purpose of providing such children with care, food or lodging. This section shall not apply to homes in which children are living who are related by blood or marriage to the family in which they live, or, have been legally adopted by the family in which they live, and shall not apply to a home in which children have been placed by the parents or parent or legal guardian of said children or child or any organization or association certified or accredited as provided by law, which home or institution maintains the standard required in section six of this Act. § 4. The Department of Public Welfare shall grant a license to any person, firm, association or corporation conducting or maintaining a hoarding home for children, as herein defined, upon the compliance by such person, firm, association or corporation, with the standards set forth in this Act. Each license issued by the Department of Public

Welfare shall remain in force for one year from the date thereof, and shall set forth the full name of the person, firm, association or corporation to which it is issued, and the location of the home or place of busiless conducted by the holder of the license. Every holder of a license shall display it in a conspicuous place in his or its home or place of UllSlneSS. § 5. Every holder of a license under this Act shall report to the Department of Public Welfare quarterly, on forms prescribed by the Department of Public Welfare giving the name, age, sex, and color of each child received, the date received, from whom received, the names and addresses of the parents, parent or legal guardian, the date of birth of the child, the date when child left such boarding home, and the names and addresses of the persons with whom such child may be placed, and such other facts relating to the standards herein prescribed and which the Department of Public Welfare may require. § 6. Every holder of a license to conduct a “boarding home for children” under this Act shall maintain standards as follows:— 1. The food provided the children must be clean, wholesome and suitable in amount and character to the needs of the children; 2. Children shall receive kind and humane treatment; 3. Provision must be made to adequately safeguard the health of the children; 4. Provision must be made for the children’s education equivalent to that required by the public school laws of the State; 5. No practice or influence detrimental to the moral welfare of the children shall be permitted to exist on the premises; 6. The buildings and the equipment in which children are cared for must be sanitary and in no way endanger the lives or welfare of the inmates; 7. In the release of children from the “boarding home” due regard must be given the future health, comfort, education and welfare of the children so released. S. The care, treatment and discipline of the children shall be as lar as practicable equivalent to that given children of worthy parents in the average normal family. $ 7. The Department of Public Welfare annually, or as often * Illay be advisable, shall visit and inspect each and every home licensed * herein provided. It shall make such inquiry and investigation as may be necessary to determine whether or not the holder of the license has enforced and is enforcing the standards provided for in section 6 of his Act. It shall be the duty of the holder of each license to give the "partment of Public Welfare all reasonable information and to afford it every reasonable facility for examining the records, inspecting the premises, and seeing the children. $ 8. The Department of Public Welfare may promulgate reason* rules and regulations relating to the enforcement of the provisions of this Act. $ 9. The Department of Public Welfare, after due investigation of the facts, and after ten days' notice and hearing, may revoke any honse if there has been a violation of any of the provisions of this Act. The Department of Public Welfare shall note the order of revocation upon the record of the holder of the license, and shall notify such licensee of the revocation thereof. 10. Any person who violates any of the provisions of this Act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars, ($300), or by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or both. APPROVED June 28, 1919.

PREVENTION AND PUNISHMENT OF WHONGS. § 1. Amends section 5, Act of 1877. $ 5. Penalties. (House, BILL No. 624. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919. )

AN ACT to amend an act entitled, “An Act to prevent and punish wrongs to children,” approved May 17, 1877, in force July 1, 1877, by amending section five (5) thereof. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That an Act entitled, “An Act to prevent and punish wrongs to children,” approved May 17, 1877, in force July 1, 1877, be and is hereby amended by amending section five (5) thereof to read as follows: § 5. Any person convicted under the provisions of the preceding sections, shall for the first offense be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100) or imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding three months, or both, in the discretion of the court; and upon conviction for a second or any subsequent offense shall be fined in any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500) or by imprisonment in the penitentiary for a term of not less than one year and not more than two years, or both, in the discretion of the court. Approved June 28, 1919.

CITIES AND WILLAGES.

ANNEXATION OF UNINCOFEPORATED TERRITORY.

§ 1. Annexation — passage of ordi- § 2. Act effective—emergency. nance.

(House, BILL No. 120. Approved JUNE 28, 1919. )

AN ACT to provide for the anned alion of unincorporated territory which is entirely surrounded by two or more cities, villages or incorporated tourns. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That whenever, any contiguous unincorporated territory is wholly bounded by two or more cities, villages or incorporated towns on petition in writing signed by a majority of the property owners of such territory, such territory may be annexed by any one of such cities, villages or incorporated towns by the passage of an ordinance to that effect. Such ordinance shall describe the territory annexed and a copy thereof together with an accurate map or plat of such annexed territory shall be recorded in the office of the recorder of seeds of the county wherein the annexed territory is situated: Protided, however, that such unincorporated territory, so annexed, shall not exceed one-third the area of the city, village or incorporated town so annexing such territory.

§ 2. Because of an emergency this Act shall take effect upon its passage.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

ANNEXING AND EXCLUDING TERRITORY.

i 1. Amends section 2, Act of 1872. § 2. Annexation by ordinance to be submitted at election—ballots.

(House BILL No. 391. APPRoved JUNE 21, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend section 2 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for dunewing and earcluding territory to and from cities, towns and villages and to unite cities, towns and villages,” approved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, as amended. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Section 2 of an Act entitled, "An Act to provide for annexing and excluding territory to and from (ities, towns and villages and to unite cities, towns and villages,” apProved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, as amended, is amended to read as follows: § 2. Any incorporated city, village or town may be annexed to another incorporated city, village or town, by ordinance passed by a two-thirds vote of all the aldermen, trustees or commissioners elect of tach corporation desiring annexation: Provided, such annexation shall lot affect or impair any rights or liabilities either in favor of or against such corporations; and suits founded upon such rights and liabilities may be commenced, and pending suits may be prosecuted and carried to final judgments and execution, the same as if such annexation had to taken place. In making such annexation, the corporations so uniting may, by ordinance, fix the terms of the annexation, which shall have the force and effect of a binding contract: Provided, however, that no such ordinance shall be of any binding force or effect until submitted to a vote of the legal voters of such city, town or village, at a general election thereof, or at a special election to be called for that Purpose within sixty days after the passage of the ordinance, and adopted by a majority of all the voters voting thereon at such election, notice of which shall be given at the same time and in the same manner as required for the election of the officers of such city, town or village: And, provided, also, that the vote shall be by ballot, which shall be “for Union ordinance”, or “against union ordinance,” and shall be received, canvassed and returned the same as ballots for municipal officers of such (ty, town or village. APPROVED Juno 21, 1919.

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