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proved March 28, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 3. The Department of Trade and Commerce shall have power to enforce the provisions of this Act and in all cities and towns having a population of two thousand inhabitants and upwards, the Department of Trade and Commerce and the mayor, or other corporate authorities of said town or city, shall be empowered and they are hereby authorized to close and prohibit all public buildings, hereafter erected, from being used in violation of this Act.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS. ACQUISITION OF RAW Materials as Maseractured propects

§ 1. Powers of Department of Public § 3. “Public improvements” defined. Works and Buildings.

§ 2. Requirements before extending credit or loan — necessary approval.

(SENATE BILL No. 479. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.)

AN ACT in relation to the acquisition of raw materials and manufac. tured products entering into public improvements of the State and defining the powers of the Department of Public Works and Buildings with reference thereto. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: The Department of Public Works and Buildings, with the approval in writing of the Governor, shall have power: (1) To acquire by condemnation under the eminent domain laws of this State, lands, mines, quarries, gravel beds, clay beds, mineral deposits, or other property for procuring materials or producing manufactured products necessary in the construction and maintenance of public improvements by the State of Illinois: (2) To lease, purchase, construct, maintain and operate lands, mines, plants and factories for the production of any raw materials or manufactured products necessary in the construction and maintenance of public improvements by the State of Illinois: (3) To sell and dispose of to the best advantage of the State, raw materials and manufactured products produced by the operation of the lands, mines, plants and factories so acquired, maintained or operated: (4) To enter into contracts with producers, and manufacturers for the supply to the State of raw materials and manufactured products necessary in the construction and maintenance of public improvements by the State: (5) To extend credit and make loans to any person, firm, association or corporation to aid and assist such person, firm, association or corporation in producing raw materials or manufactured products to be used by the State in the construction and maintenance of public improvements.

§ 2. No credit shall be extended nor loans made to any person, firm, association or corporation to aid and assist the same as aforesaid, unless and until such person, firm, association or corporation shall make, execute and furnish to the Department of Public Works and Buildings, pledges, promises and guarantees sufficient to secure the State on account of credit extended or loans made to such person, firm, association or corporation. Such pledges, promises and guarantees shall be approved by the Department of Public Works and Buildings and the Governor, before any credit is extended or loans made as aforesaid.

§ 3. The term “public improvements,” as used and in this Act, shall mean and include any work or improvement which the Department of Public Works and Buildings is charged by law with building, constructing, maintaining or operating.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

PUBLIC MONEYS.

OFFICERS TO PUBLISH ANNUAL STATEMENTS.

§ 1. Annual statement of receipts and § 4. Cost of publication—how paid. disbursements—sworn to—filed

with county clerk. § 5. Non-compliance—penalties. $ 2. Publish copy in certain news- § 6. Misdemeanor—penalties. paper.

§ 7. Repeal.

§ 3. Publisher to file printed copy and certificate of publication with county clerk.

(House BILL No. 461. APProved JUNE 24, 1919.)

AN ACT requiring custodians of public moneys to file and publish statements of the receipts and disbursements thereof, and to repeal an Act entitled, “An Act to require officers having in their custody public funds to prepare and publish an annual statement of the receipt and disbursement of such funds,” approved May 30, 1881, in force July 1, 1881, and amendments thereto. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Each public officer, other than a State officer, who, by virtue of his office receives for disbursement and disburses public funds in the discharge of governmental or municipal debts and liabilities, shall, at the expiration of each fiscal year, prepare a statement: (1) Of all moneys received and from what sources received, giving items, particulars and details; (2) Of all moneys paid out, giving the name of each individual to whom paid, on what account paid, and the amount. Such statement shall be subscribed and sworn to by the public officer making such statement, and, within thirty days after the expiration of such fiscal year shall be filed in the office of the county clerk of the county in which such public officer resides. § 2. Such public officer shall also, within thirty days after the expiration of such fiscal year, cause a true, complete and correct copy of such statement to be published one time in a newspaper published in the town, district or municipality in which such public officer holds his office, or, if no newspaper is printed and published in such town, district or municipality, then in the nearest newspaper printed in the English language published in the county in which such public officer resides. § 3. The publisher of the newspaper in which a copy of such statement is published shall, within ten days after the publication of such statement, file in the office of the county clerk a certificate of such publication with a printed copy of such statement attached, stating the number of times which the same shall have been published, and the dates of the first and last papers containing the same. § 4. The cost of such publication shall be paid by the public officer causing such publication to be made and shall be paid out of the funds in his hands. § 5. Any public officer, or any publisher, subject to the provisions of this Act, failing, neglecting or refusing to discharge any duty im: posed upon him by this Act shall, for each offense, forfeit the sum of not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than five hundred dollars to be recovered in an action of debt in the name of the People of the State of Illinois for the use of any person who may sue for the same. § 6. In addition to the penalties provided for in the foregoing section, any public officer, or any publisher, subject to the provisions of this Act, failing, neglecting or refusing to discharge any duty imposed upon him by this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in any sum not less than twentyfive dollars nor more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned in the county jail not longer than one year, or be punished by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court. § 7. An Act entitled, “An Act to require officers having in their custody public funds to prepare and publish an annual statement of the receipt and disbursement of such funds,” approved May 30, 1881, in force July 1, 1881, and amendments thereto, is hereby repealed. APPROVED June 24, 1919.

PUBLIC RECORDS.

LOST OR DESTROYED RECORDS OF CONVEYANCES.

§ 1. Amends section 12, Act of 1872. $ 12. Petition—entries.”. cation not ice ..." form — time — new" paper defined.

(House BILL No. 583. APPRoved JUNE 28, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend section 12 of an Act entitled, “An Act to remedy the evils consequent upon the destruction of any public records by fire." otherwise”. Approved and in force April 9, 1872. ... " SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illino represented in the General Assembly: That section 12 of an Act", titled, “An Act to remedy the evils consequent upon the destruction "

any publi o: * by fire or otherwise,” approved and in force April

Š i. o to read as follows: Petition is file o the duty of the clerk of the court in which said

Purpose, the n hter, in a separate book or books to be kept for the said petition o of the petitioners and defendants, the date of filing record shall o *, description of all the lands included therein, which Tate town, ai * all times open to the public. All lands in each sepa** section or subdivision shall be entered on the same on what page e pages, with an index to said book or books, showing may be so. d any such separate town, addition, section or subdivision wice to be m Said clerk shall also, in all cases, cause publication of entitled “La o of the filing of said petition, which notice shall be *Title Notice”, and shall be substantially as follows: if any) in it etc., (here giving the names of all known defendants, Taken . all whom it may concern: ' ' ' ' , a . that on the . . . . . . . . day of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , A. D. ourt of P"tion was filed by the undersigned, in the . . . . . . . . . . . . . *so i. - d " " - . . . . . . county, to establish his title to the following Petition). "* (Here insert a full description of the lands in said outt, (on "", unless you appear at the . . . . . . . . . . term of said Of said o the first term after thirty days from the first insertion shall be .." and show cause against such application, said petition will be de * for confessed, and the title or interest of said petitioner and you o and established according to the prayer of said petition, or barred from disputing the same. Said of Solicitor E. F. Petitioner sively, th notice shall be published once a week for four weeks succes: touri, i first insertion to be at least thirty days prior to said term of out, "the several publications shall be in the same newspaper in said news. Or if there be no newspaper published in said county, then in a i o Published in one of the counties nearest thereto. Provided, the jor shall be a newspaper of general circulation, printed in Said *h language, and shall have been continuously published in "lity for a period of at least six months. *ROVED June 28, 1919.

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PUBLIC UTILITIES.

CLAIMS AGAINST RAILROAD CORPORATIONS IN TRANSPORTATION OF GRAIN.

; 1. "alm—how collected—attorney's fee—provisions cumulative.

(House BILL No. 234. APPRovhD JUNE 28, 1919.)

As Act providing for attorneys’ fees in suits brought for the collection onims against common carriers by railroad for loss, damage or ''' in the transportation of grain. SWTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, old in the General Assembly: That any person, having a valid " side claim against any common carrier by railroad doing business

in this State for loss, damage or delay of grain transported by such carrier in intra-state or interstate commerce, may present the same to such common carrier or to any duly authorized agent thereof as provided by State or Federal law, rule or regulation and if, at the expiration of ninety days after the presentation of such claim, the same has not been paid or satisfied, such claimant may institute suit thereon, and if such claimant establish by the decision of the court or jury that the amount for which suit has been brought is justly due and owing to such claimant, and that such claim was presented as hereinbefore provided at least ninety days before suit was brought for a sum or sums not exceeding the amount so found due and owing, then it shall be the duty of the court before whom the case has been tried to allow the plaintiff, when the foregoing facts appear, a reasonable attorney’s fee in addition to the amount found due and owing on such claim, such fee not to exceed ten per cent of the amount so established, provided that no such fee shall be less than ten dollars. Provided, however, that nothing in this Act shall be construed to appeal [repeal] or in any manner affect any provision of law now in force giving a remedy to those having claims of the character mentioned in this Act, but the provisions of this Act shall be considered as cumulative of all other remedies. APPROVED June 28, 1919.

RECEIVING, TRANSPORTATION AND DELIVERY OF GRAIN BY RAILROAD CORPORATIONS.

§ 1. Duty of corporation—without dis- § 2. Repeals section 2, Act of 1871. crimination. Evidence — shortage.

(House, BILL No. 517. APPRoved JUNE 30, 1919.)

AN ACT entitled, “An Act regulating the receiving, transportation and delivery of grain by railroad corporations, and defining the duties of such corporations with respect thereto”. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That every railroad corporation, chartered by or organized under the laws of this State or doing business within the limits of the same, when desired by any person wishing to ship any grain over its road, shall receive and transport such grain in bulk, within a reasonable time, and permit the loading of the same either upon its track, at its depot, or in any warehouse adjoining its track or side track, without distinction, discrimination or favor between one shipper and another, and without distinction or discriminaton as to the manner in which such grain is offered to it for transportation, or as to the person, warehouse or place to whom or to which it may be consigned. Evi DENCE—s HoRTAGE. If any such corporation shall, upon the receipt by it of any grain for transportation, neglect or refuse to weigh the same the sworn statement of the shipper, or his agent having personal knowledge of the amount of grain so shipped, shall be taken as prima facie evidence of the amount so shipped; and in case of the neglect or refusal of any such corporation, upon the delivery by it of any grain,

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