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Thirty-eighth—APPoINTMENTS AND REMOVALS TO BE CERTIFIED TO THE Cox PTRoller.] The commission shall certify to the county clerk or other auditing officers, all appointments to offices and places in the classified civil service, and all vacancies occurring therein, whether by dismissal, resignation or death, and all findings made or approved by the commission under the provisions of the twenty-first paragraph of this section, that a person shall be discharged from the classified service.

Thirty-ninth—CoMPTROLLER To PAY SALARIES, ONLY AFTER CERTIFICATION.] No county clerk, comptroller or other auditing officer of said county shall approve the payment of, or be in any manner concerned in paying any salary or wages to any person for services as an officer or employe of said county unless such person is occupying an office or place of employment according to the provisions of law and is entitled to payment therefor.

Fortieth—CoMPELLING TESTIMONY OF witNESSEs—PRODUCTION OF Books AND PAPERs.] Any person who shall be served with a subpoena to appear and testify, or to produce books and papers, issued by the commission or by any commissioners, or by any board or person acting under the orders of the commission in the course of an investigation conducted either under the provisions of the twenty-first or twenty-third paragraph of this section, and who shall refuse or neglect to appear or testify, or to produce books and papers relevant to said investigation as commanded in such subpoena, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, on conviction, be punished as provided in the forty-first paragraph of this section. The fees of witnesses for attendance and travel shall be the same as the fees of witnesses before the Circuit Courts, and shall be paid from the appropriation for the expense of the commission. And any Circuit Court or any judge thereof, either in term time or vacation, upon application of any such commissioner or officer or board may, in his discretion, compel the attendance of witnesses, the production of books and papers, and giving of testimony before the commission, or before any such commissioner, investigating board or officer by attachment for contempt or otherwise in the same manner as the production of evidence may be compelled before said court. Every person who, having taken an oath or made affirmation before a commissioner or officer appointed by the commission authorized to administer oaths, shall swear or affirm wilfully, corruptly and falsely, shall be guilty of perjury, and upon conviction shall he punished accordingly.

Forty-first—PENALTIES.] Any person who shall wilfully, or through culpable negligence violate any of the provisions of this Act or any rule promulgated in accordance with the provisions thereof shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, on conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not less than fiftv dollars and not exceeding one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

Forty-second–PENALTIES, DISQUALIFICATION TO Hold of FICE.] If any person shall be convicted under the next preceding section, any public office or place of public employment, which such person may hold shall, by force of such conviction, be rendered vacant, and such person shall be incapable of holding any office or place of public enployment for the period of five years from the date of such conviction.

Forty-third—WHAT of FICERs To PROs ECUTE.] Prosecutions or violations of this Act may be instituted either by the Attorney General, the State's attorney for the county in which the offense is alleged to have been committed, or by the commission acting through special counsel. Such suits shall be conducted and controlled by the prosecuting olicers who institute them, unless they request the aid of other prosecuting officers.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

CORONEHS.

5 1. Amends section 10, Act of 1874. $ 10. To take charge of body —Jury.

(House, BILL No. 271. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend section 10 of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to coroners,” approved February 6, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, as subsequently amended. 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 revise the law in relation to coroners,” approved February 6, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, as subsequently amended, be and the same is hereby amended by amending section 10 thereof to read as follows: § 10. To TAKE CHARGE of BoDY—JURY...] Every coroner, Whenever, and as soon as he knows or is informed that the dead body of any person is found, or lying within his county, supposed to have one to his or her death by violence, casualty or any undue means, he shall repair to the place where the dead body is, and take charge of the same and forthwith summon a jury of six good and lawful men of the neighborhood where the body is found or lying, to assemble at the place where the body is at such time as he shall direct, and upon Now of the body to inquire into the cause and manner of the death. Where, however, after said jury has viewed said body and the inquest has been continued by the coroner to a future date, and some of said Jurors not exceeding three, fail to appear at said inquest because of oath, moving from State, or other sufficient reasons, it shall be lawful for the coroner in such case to fill said vacancy or vacancies with good and lawful men of the same neighborhood. It shall not be necessary in such case to exhume the body in order that it may be viewed by said substitute jurors. In any case where a person is supposed to have ome to his or her death by violence of a criminal character as aforesaid, and in cases where the cause of death is not known, and concerning which the circumstances evidence violence of a criminal character, or death from criminal means, or where said cause of death is unascertainable otherwise than by an autopsy, the coroner may, in his discretion, either before or after the jury is summoned or sworn, call a physician to examine the body of the deceased, and if from examination, or from a preliminary investigation by the coroner, the cause of death cannot be definitely ascertained by the coroner, he may, in his discretion, or the jury, after being summoned and sworn, may, in its discretion, order and direct an autopsy to be held upon the body to ascertain the cause of death. If from such examination, preliminary investigation, or autopsy, the death is found to be due to natural causes, and there is no evidence of any injury to the body, the coroner may, in his discretion, issue a death certificate without conducting a further inquest. In all cases where the coroner has reasonable ground to believe or suspect, or where there is any evidence, that death resulted through criminal means or agencies, it shall be his duty to conduct a postmortem examination, upon the body. Provided, however, that there shall be no autopsy ordered, directed or held except as heretofore in this section expressly provided.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

RECORDERS. § 1. Amends section 9 of Act of 1874. § 2. Emergency.

$ 9. Provides for recording of
certificates of honorably
discharged members of
the military, aviation
and naval forces.

(SENATE BILL No. 231. APPRoved MARCH 27, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend section 9 of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to recorders”, approved March 9, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, as amended. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Section 9 of an Act entitled, ”An Act to revise the law in relation to recorders,” approved March 9, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, is amended to read as follows: § 9. Every recorder shall, as soon as practicable after the filing of any instrument in writing in his office, entitled to be recorded, record the same at length, in the order of time of its reception, in wel bound books to be provided for that purpose: Provided, that seperate |separate books may be kept for the recording of different classes of Instruments. ... Certificates of discharge of honorably discharged members of the military, aviation and naval forces of the United States shall be recorded by each recorder, free of charge, in a seperate [separate] boo which shall be kept for the purpose. Every recorder shall keep his office at the court house of the coun. ty for which he is recorder, and shall keep his office open and atten to the duties thereof from eight o'clock in the forenoon to five o'clock in the afternoon of each working day, excepting such days and hal days as under any law are or may be legal holidays or half holidays, in any part of his said county, as regards the presenting for payment, acceptance, maturity, protesting, or giving notice of the dishonor 0

bills of exchange, bank checks, promissory notes, or other negotiable or commercial paper or instruments.

The recorder of deeds elected as provided for in this Act, shall receive such fees as are or may be provided for him by law, in case of provision therefor; otherwise he shall receive the same fees as are or may be provided by law to be paid to the circuit clerk and er officio recorder for like services.

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

APPROVED March 27, 1919.

SOIL AND CROP IMPROVEMENTS. # 1. Amends section 1, Act of 1913. § 2. Amends title of Act.

§ 1. Authorizes fund for soil
and crop improvement.

(SENATE BILL No. 379. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend the title and section 1 of an Act entitled: “An Act to enable the county boards to appropriate funds for the use of soil and crop improvement associations of their several counties,” approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Section 1 of an Act entitled: "An Act to enable the county boards to appropriate funds for the use of soil and crop improvement associations of their several counties,” ap*: June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, is amended to read as 0||OWS : § 1. That the county boards of the several counties of this State are hereby authorized and empowered to appropriate to and for the use of county soil and crop improvement associations and home improvement associations, or any other like associations organized for the Improvement of general agricultural or home conditions, a sum not to oceed five thousand dollars ($5,000) per annum, which is hereby dethod to be for county purposes, and to be paid to the treasurer of such association as soon as the annual taxes shall have been collected in like manner as all other expenditures are authorized and expended o said boards. § 2. The title of said Act is amended to read as follows: “An Act to enable the county boards to appropriate funds for the "o of soil and crop improvement and home improvement associations of their several counties.” APPROVED June 28, 1919.

COURTS.

APPELLATE COURTS-REPORTS.

§ 1. Amends section 11, Act of 1913. § 11. Distribution of reports. (SENATE BILL No. 68. APPROVED JUNE 24, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend section 11 of an Act entitled: “An Act to provide for and regulate the publication and distribution of the decisions of the Appellate courts of this State, and to make them official,” approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Section 11 of an Act entitled: “An Act to provide for and regulate the publication and distribution of the decisions of the Appellate Courts of this State, and to make them official,” approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, is amended to read as follows: 11. Upon publication of each volume of said reports, the Secretary of State shall secure from any official publisher for free distribution by him as follows, viz: Five copies to the Library of Congress, one copy to the President of the United States, one copy to each state and territorial library, one copy to each judge of a court of record of this State, one copy to each State officer required to reside at the seat of government, five copies to be deposited in the library of the Supreme Court, and one copy shall be deposited in the State Library. The Secretary of State is also hereby authorized to purchase as aforesaid single volumes to replace lost or destroyed volumes in the State or Supreme Court Library. For the purpose of carrying into effect the foregoing provisions, the Secretary of State is hereby authorized and required to purchase a sufficient number of copies of said official Illinois Appellate Court Reports, issued since July 1, 1913 and of each and every volume from time to time as the same may be hereafter published at a price not to exceed one dollar and fifty cents per volume for the purposes provided as aforesaid. Said books shall be paid for when certified by the Secretary of State upon warrant of the Auditor of Public Accounts. APPROVED June 24, 1919.

CLERKS OF COURTS. § 1. Amends section 6, Act of 1874. § 6. Office hours. (House, BILL No. 550. APPRovED JUNE 28, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend section 6 of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to clerks of courts.” approved March 25, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, as amended. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 6 of an Act entitled, ''An Act to revise the law in relation to clerks of courts” approved March 25, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, as amended, is amended to read as follows: § 6. The clerks of the Circuit Courts, and of the Superior and Criminal Courts of Cook County, and the clerks of the County and

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