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(5) Employ a caretaker or custodian for Old Salem State Park; and
(6) Employ such other persons at such times as may be required for the care, preservation and protection of Old Salem State Park and for the accommodation of the public.
APPROVED April 3, 1919.
AMENDS ACT OF 1874. § 1. Adds section 22a and amends sec- § 29. Overseer to keep action 29, Act of 1874. count—copies.
§ 22a. Commitment—removal.
(House BILL No. 334. Approved JUNE 28, 1919.)
AN ACT to amend section 29 of an Act entitled: “An Act to revise the law in relation to paupers,” approved March 23, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, as amended, and to add thereto a new section to be known as section 22a. SECTION 1... Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 29 of an Act entitled: “An Act to revise the law in relation to paupers,” approved March 23, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, as amended, is amended and there is added to said Act a new section to be known as section 22a, the amended and additional sections to read as follows: § 22a. No feebleminded girl or woman between the ages of fourteen and forty-five years shall be kept in, committed to, placed or received in any poor house or poor farm. No male child under the age of seventeen years or female child under the age of eighteen years shall be kept in any poor house or poor farm for a period of more than thirty days. Provided, that nothing in this Act contained shall be so construed as to require the removal of any person now an inmate of any poor house or poor farm, unless the Department of Public Welfare, in its discretion, shall deem such removal necessary. § 29. The overseers of the poor in each town in counties under township organization (whether the poor are supported by townships or otherwise), and of each precinct in counties not under township organization, shall keep an accurate account, showing the name of every person relieved or supported in their town or precinct; the place of his birth; the manner in which he is relieved or supported whether in whole or in part at the expense of the county or town; the amount of the aid furnished; whether the dependency was on account of idiocy, lunacy, intemperance, or other cause, stating the cause. Before the first meeting of the county board in September of each year [each overseer of the poor shall file two copies of this account with the county clerk of his county. The county clerk shall within five days after the adjournment of the September meeting of the county board in each year transmit one of such copies to the Department of Public Welfare. APPRoved June 28, 1919.
POWER OF COUNTY BOARD. § 1. Amends section 28. Act of 1874. § 28. Powers of county board.
(SENATE BILL No. 80. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.)
AN ACT to amend section 28 of “An Act to revise the law in relation to paupers", approved March 23, 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 28 of an Act entitled “An Act to revise the law in relation to paupers”, approved March 23, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, as amended, is amended to read as follows: § 28. The county board of any county in this State in which the poor are not supported by the towns thereof, as provided by law, shall have power (1) To acquire in the name of the county by purchase, grant,
gift or devise, a suitable tract or tracts of land upon which to erect
and maintain a county poor house and other necessary buildings in collnection therewith, and for the establishment and maintenance of a farm for the employment of the poor, and to erect and maintain such buildings and establish and maintain such farm, but they shall not expend for the purchase of any such land or the erection of any such buildings a sum exceeding three thousand ($3,000.00) dollars without a two-thirds majority vote of all the members of the county board. Any such county shall have power by contract with another county or counties, to jointly secure by purchase or otherwise, necessary lands, and erect and maintain a poor house and other necessary buildings for the maintenance of the poor of such counties. (2) To receive in the name of the county gifts, devises and be: quests to aid in the erection or maintenance of the poor house, or in the care and support of poor and indigent persons. (3) To make all proper rules and regulations for the manage. ment of the county poor house and poor farm and of the inmates of the poor house. Provided, that no such poor farm shall be let or rented upon the principle of the highest bid for the use of the land and the lowest bid for the maintenance of the county charges or upon any plan which may tend to the detriment or neglect of the inmates or the waste
or deterioration of the property, but shall be conducted by the county.
only through its officers, agents or representatives. (4) To appoint a keeper of the poor house and all necessary agents and servants for the management and control of the poor house and farm and prescribe their compensation and duties. (5) To appoint a county physician and prescribe his compensation and duties. (6) To appoint an agent to have the general supervision and charge of all matters in relation to the care and support of the poor and prescribe his compensation and duties. (?) To make all proper and necessary appropriations out of the county treasury for the purchase of land and the erection of buildings, as authorized by this Act, and to defray the expenses necessary in the care and maintenance of the same and for the support of the poor, and to cause an amount sufficient for said purposes to be levied upon the taxable property of the county and collected as other taxes. (8) Upon the vote of a two-thirds majority of all the members of the board to sell and dispose of the whole or any part of the poor farm of the county in such manner and upon such terms as they may deem best for the interest of the county, and to make and execute all necessary conveyances thereof, in the same manner as other conveyances of real estate may be made by a county. In case of the establishment and maintenance of a joint poor farm, the approval of the county board of each county shall be necessary for action under any provisions of this section. Such joint poor farm may be dissolved or abandoned by agreement of the counties interested, or upon petition to the County Court, upon such terms as are equitable and just to the counties concerned. All poor houses, poor farms and institutions provided and maintained by counties for the support and care of paupers shall be known as county homes. APPROVED June 28, 1919.
REGULATIONS. § 1. Amends sections 3 and 6. Act of § 6. Sale of unredeemed 1899. property — time limit for claim of net Sur§ 3. Amount of loan limited Dlus.
(SENATE BILL No. 312. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919. )
AN ACT to amend sections 3 and 6 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the incorporation, management, and regulation of pawners' societies and limiting the rate of compensation to be paid for advances, storage and insurance of pawns and pledges, and to allow the loaning of money upon personal property,” approved March 29, 1899, in force July 1st, 1899. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That sections 3 and 6 of the Act to provide for the incorporation, management and regulation of pawners’ societies and limiting the rate of compensation to be paid for advances, etc., approved March 29, 1899, in force July 1st, 1899, be, and it is hereby amended to read as follows: § 3. When the corporation has disposable funds it may make advances on all goods, chattels and savings bank deposit books offered, embraced within its rules and regulations, but in no case shall the amount loaned to any one person exceed the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00). § 6. If the property pledged is not redeemed within the time fixed and agreed upon, the same shall, after one year from the expiration of the time of the pledge, he sold at public auction without redemption, under the directions of said corporation, to the highest bidder for cash, at which sale said corporation may be a bidder and a purchaser, and the net surplus of the proceeds of such sale, after paying the cost of the sale and the amount due said corporation, shall be paid to the pawnes or pledger or his legal representative or assigns on demand at any time within two (2) years after such sale. But said pawner or pledger, or his legal representative or assigns, shall have no right to said net surplus or to demand, or recover the same after the expiration of said two years. APPROVED June 28, 1919.
HOUSE OF CORRECTION EM PLOYEES' PENSION FUND.
§ 1. Amends Act of 1911—how fund § 9. Retirement after twenty years
created. notice—annuitant. § 2. Term “employee” defined—with- $ 10. Retirement account of disability — after three years — notice
—where filed. - --§ 11. Certificate of disability. § 4. Board of trustees — power and duty—investments—city treas- § 12. Marriage by beneficiary — to
§ 5. Board of trustees — how com- under Act of 1911 — term ... elected and term of "child” or “children” defined. oil 1 ce. § 13. Deductions certified monthly to § 6. When membership in board shall treasurer. cease — vacancies how filled— power and duty of board — § 14. Exemptions—no assignments.
beneficiary of fund. § 15. Interference with enforcementAnnuity payments. penalties—repeal.
(SENATE BILL No. 299. FILED JULY 11, 1919.)
AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the setting apart, formation and disbursement of a house of correction employees pension fund in cities having a population earceeding 150,000 to: habitants,” approved and in force July 1, 1911. 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 provide for the formation and disbursement of a house of correction employees’ fund, in cities having a population exceeding 150,000 inhabitants,” approved June 10, 1911, and in force July 1, 1911, he amended as follows: That the board of inspectors of the various houses of correction, organized under an Act of General Assembly of the State of Illinois entitled, “An Act to establish houses of correction and authorize the confinement of convicted persons therein,” approved April 25, 1871, and maintained thereunder in cities having a population exceeding 150,000 inhabitants, shall have power, and it shall be its duty to create a house of correction employees’ pension fund which, shall consist of two (?) per cent of the salary or wages of the employees, deducted in equal monthly installments from such salaries or wages at the regular time of times of the payment thereof, but not to exceed two (2) dollars per month
and three (3) per cent of the gross earnings of the house of correction, and three (3) per cent of the fines and costs collected for violation of city ordinances where the persons convicted of such violations have been incarcerated in the house of correction for the non-payment of such fines and costs. § 2. The term “employee” under this Act, shall include all persons in the employ of any such house of correction under and by virtue of an Act entitled, “An Act to regulate civil service of cities,” approved and in force March 20, 1895, and for those who were appointed prior to the passage of such Act and who were in the service of such house of correction July 1, 1911: Provided, however, that the provisions of this Act shall not apply to temporary or probationary employees, nor to those defined as “sixty-day employees,” nor to any employee who is fifty or more years of age at the time this Act is in force and effect and who at said time has not been in the service of such house of correction for at least ten (10) years: And, provided, further, that this Act shall apply only to those employees who voluntarily accept and agree to comply with its provisions. Any employee on sick leave or leave of absence from such house of correction who has contributed to said pension fund, will be considered a member of said pension fund, and will be entitled to all benefits and anniuties under this Act, while he or she remains on said sick leave or leave of absence from said house of correction: Provided, the said employee does not take employment other than at such house of correction while on sick leave or leave of absence from such house of correction, and if said employee goes to work at employment other than at such house of correction while on said sick leave or leave of absence, from such house of correction, he or she will not be considered an employee of such house of correction, and will not be entitled to any benefits under this Act: And, provided, further, that any woman employee contributing to said pension fund, who marries and then takes a leave of absence for reasons other than sickness of self, will not be entitled to any benefits or annuities under this Act, while on such leave of absence, unless she is employed at least three (3) months of each year at such house of correction. Any employee, a part of whose salary may be set apart hereafter to provide for the fund created by this Act, shall be released from the necessity of making further payments to said fund by filing a written notice of his or her desire to withdraw from complying with the provisions of this Act, with the board of trustees hereinafter mentioned, which resignation shall operate and go into effect immediately upon its receipt by said board of trustees. Any employee who has contributed to the said fund for three (3) years or more, and who shall be dismissed or resigned from the service of the said house of correction, may, upon application made within three (3) months, after such dismissal or resignation, receive one-half (1/2) of the total amount paid into said fund by such person so dismissed or resigned. Any person in the employ of the house of correction July 1, 1911, shall be eligible to become a contributor to said pension fund, and