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of this Act shall warrant the payment of any annuity to any widow of a deceased fireman after she shall have remarried.

In case any fireman should die leaving no beneficiary or beneficiaries, the board of trustees of said pension fund shall pay the sum of Iwo hundred thousand dollars ($200) for the burial of such deceased fireman.

$ 8. The widow, orphans and dependent parents of deceased fireman (firemen) and all retired fireman (firemen) who are now entitled to pension or annuity under the provisions of an Act entitled, “An Act to create a board of trustees of the firemen’s pension fund; to provide and distribute such fund for the pensioning of disabled firemen and the widows and minor children of deceased firemen; to authorize the retirement from service and pensioning of members of the fire department, and for other purposes connected therewith, in cities, villages or incorporated towns, whose population exceeds fifty thousand (50,000) inhabitants, having a paid fire department," approved May 13, 1887, in force July 1, 1887, as subsequently amended, shall be entitled to the benefits, pensions and annuities provided for by this Act; Provided, such persons shall thereupon cease to receive pensions, relief or benefits under said Act approved May 13, 1887, in force July 1, 1887, as subsequently amended.

§ 9. The treasurer of the board shall be the custodian of said pension fund and shall secure and safely keep the same, subject to the control and direction of the board; and shall keep his books and accounts concerning said fund in such manner as may be prescribed by the board; and the said books and accounts shall always be subject to the inspection of the board or any member thereof.

The treasurer shall, within ten days after his election or appointment, execute a bond to the city, township, village or incorporated town, with good and sufficient securities, in such penal sums as the board shali direct, to be approved by the board, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of his office, and that he will safely keep and well and truly account for all moneys and property which may come into his hands as such treasurer; and that on the expiration of his term of office he will surrender and deliver over to his successor all unexpended moneys and property which may have come to his hands as treasurer of such fund.

Such bond shall be filed in the office of the clerk of such city, township, village or incorporated town, and in case of a breach of the same, or the conditions thereof, suit may be brought on the same in the name of such city, township, village or incorporated town for the use of said board, or of any person or persons injured by such breach.

§ 10. It shall be the duty of the mayor or the president of the board of trustees and clerk, or the comptroller, if there be one, and the officer or officers of such city, township, village or incorporated town who are or may be authorized by law to draw warrants upon the treasurer of such city, township, village or incorporated town, upon request made in writing by said board, to draw warrants upon the treasurer of such city, township, village or incorporated town, payable to the treasurer of said board for all funds in the hands of the treasurer of such city, township, village or incorporated town belongiug to said pension fund.

§ 11. All moneys ordered to be paid from said pension fund to any person or persons shall be paid by the treasurer of said board only upon warrants signed by the president of the board and countersigned by the secretary thereof; and no warrant shall be drawn except by order of the board duly entered in the records of the proceedings of the board.

In case the said pension fund or any part thereof shall, by order of said board or otherwise, be deposited in any bank, or loaned, all interest or money which may be paid or agreed to be paid on account of any such loan or deposit, shall belong to and constitute a part of said fund: Provided, that nothing herein contained shall be construed as authorizing said treasurer to loan or deposit said fund or any part thereof, unless so authorized by the board.

§ 12. The board of trustees shall make report to the council of said city, township, village or incorporated town, of the condition of said pension fund and the amount of taxes necessary to be levied to carry out the provisions of this Act for the following fiscal year, on the first Monday of November in each and every year.

$ 13. No portion of said pension fund shall, either before or after its order of distribution by said board, to any retired fireman, or to the widow or guardian of any minor child or children, or to the dependent parent or parents of a deceased fireman, be held, seized, taken subject to, or detained or levied on by virtue of any attachment, execution, injunction, writ interlocutory or other order of decree, or any process or proceeding whatever issued out of or by any court of this State, for the payment or satisfaction in whole or in part of any debt, damages, claim, demand or judgement against any such fireman, or the widow of (or] the guardian of any minor child or children or dependent parent or parents, of any deceased fireman; but the said fund shall be sacredly held, kept, secured and distributed for the purposes of pensioning the persons named in this Act and for no other purposes whatever.

$ 14. The following Acts are repealed: “An Act to revise the law creating a firemen’s pension fund in cities, villages and incorporated towns with a population of not less than five thousand and not more than two hundred thousand inhabitants,” filed June 28, 1917, in force July 1, 1917.

'An Act to revise the law creating a firemen's pension fund in cities, villages and incorporated towns whose population exceeds five thousand (5,000) inhabitants,' approved June 29, 1915, in force July 1, 1915.

‘An Act to create a board of trustees of the firemen’s pension fund; to provide and distribute such fund for the pensioning of disabled firemen, and the widows, minor children and dependent parents of deceased firemen; to authorize the retirement from service and pensioning of members of the fire department, and for other purposes connected there with in cities, villages or incorporated towns, whose population exceeds five thousand inhabitants, having a paid fire department, approved May 13, 1887, in force July 1, 1887, as amended.'

FILED July 11, 1919.

The Governor having failed to return this bill to the General Assembly during its session, and having failed to file it in my office, with his objections within ten days after the adjournment of the General Assembly, it has thereby become a law, Witness my hand this 11th day of July, A, D. 1919.

Louis L. EMMERSON, Secretary of State.

FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICTS.
Amends section 13, Act of 1913.

13.

Tax levy-rate. (SENATE BILL No. 431. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.) IN ACT to amend section 13 of an Act, entitled, An Act to provide for

the creation and management of forest preserve districts and repealing certain Acts therein named," 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: That section 13 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the creation and management of forest preserve districts and repealing certain Acts therein named,” approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

$ 13. The board of commissioners of any forest preserve district organized hereunder shall have power to raise money by general taxation for any of the purposes enumerated in this Act, and power to borrow money upon the faith and credit of such district and to issue bonds therefor: Provided, however, such district shall not become indebted in any manner or for any purpose, to an amount including existing indebtedness in the aggregate exceeding one per centum of the assessed value of the taxable property therein as ascertained by the last equalized assessment for State and county purposes. Before or at the time of issuing bonds, the board of commissioners shall provide, by ordinance, for the collection of an annual tax sufficient to pay the interest on such bonds as it falls due, and to pay such bonds as they mature, and said tax to so pay the interest on said bonds as it falls due and to pay said bonds as they mature, shall not be permitted to increase the taxing power of said district as herein provided for. All bonds issued by any forest preserve district shall be divided into series, the first of which shall mature not later than five years after the date of issue, and the last of which shall mature not later than twenty years after the date of issue.

All general taxes levied by the board of commissioners of any forest preserve district shall be levied at the same time and in the same manner as taxes are levied for city and village purposes: Provided, that the amount of taxes levied for any one year shall not exceed the rate of two-thirds of one mill on each dollar. All moneys collected under the provisions of this Act shall be paid to the treasurer of such district.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

GARBAGE,

$1. Amends section 1, Act of 1915.

$ 1.

Who may establish garb

age plants tax levy not to exceed one and

one-third mills, APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.)

(SENATE BILL No. 522.

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, An Act to authorize cities and

villages having a population of less than 100,000 to levy a tax for the purpose of collecting and disposing of garbage," approved June 25, 1915, in force July 1, 1915.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assemblu: That section 1 of an Act en

titled, "An Act to authorize cities and villages having a population of less than 100,000 to levy a tax for the purpose of collecting and disposing of garbage,” approved June 25, 1915, in force July 1, 1915, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

$ 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the city council of each incorpo rated city in this State, whether organized under the general law or special charter, having a population of less than 100,000, and the president and board of trustees of each village in the State of Illinois having a population of less than 100,000, shall have power to establish and maintain garbage systems or plants for the collection and disposal of garbage in such city or village and may levy a tax not to exceed one and one-third mills on the dollar on all the taxable property in the city or village according to the valuation of the same as made for the purpose of State and county taxation by the last assessment, in said city or village for such purposes. Said annual garbage tax shall be in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes as provid..? by section 1 of Article 8 of "An Act for the incorporation of cities and villages," approved April 10, 1872, and all amendments thereto.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

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$ 15. Public health districts

powers and duties of

each board_tax levy. APPROVED JUND 30. 1919.)

(SENATE BILL No. 553. An Act to amend section 15 of an Act entitled, “An Act to authorize

the organization of public health districts and for the establishment and maintenance of a health department for the same," filed with the Governor June 26, 1917, in force July 1, 1917.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 15 of an Act entitled, “An Act to authorize the organization of public health districts and for the establishment and maintenance of a health department for the same," filed with the Governor June 26, 1917, in force July 1, 1917, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

$ 15. Each board of health shall have power and it shall be its duty:

1. To hold an annual meeting on the second Tuesday in April, of each year, at which meeting oslicers shall be elected for the ensuing year;

2. To hold meetings quarterly on the second Tuesday of January, April, July and October;

3. To hold special meetings upon a written request signed by two members and filed with the Secretary;

4. To levy, annually, in addition to all other taxes which are now or hereafter may be authorized to be levied on the aggregate valuation of all property within the public health district, a special “public health tax”, not to exceed two and two-thirds mills on the dollar on all taxable property embraced within such public health district, according to the

valuation of the same as made for the purpose of State and county taxation, to form, when collected, a fund to be known as the "public health fund,"

5. To appoint a public health officer from a list of eligibles supplied by the State Department of Public Health;

6. To appoint, upon the advice and approval of the public health officer, such nurses, chemists, experts, clerks and assistants as the public health officer may deem necessary;

To fix the compensation of the public health officer, which shall in no case be less than one thousand five hundred dollars;

8. To establish, equip and maintain an analytical, biological and research laboratory;

9. To provide, equip and maintain suitable offices, facilities and appliances for the health officer and his assistants;

10. To pay, from the “public health fund,” the salary of the public health officer and the salaries of all appointees and employees and the expense of maintenance of the public health department, including therein the expense of administering the sanitation and health laws and ordinances :

11. To acquire and hold, in the name of the public health district, real estate and personal property;

12. To receive contributions of money or property;

13. To publish, annually, on or soon after the second Tuesday in April, in pamphlet form, for free distribution, an annual report showing the condition of their trust on the first day of April of that year, the sums of money received from taxation and from other sources, giving the name of the donor, how all moneys have been expended and for what purpose, and such other statistics and information in regard to the work of the health department as they may deem of general interest.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

HOSPITALS.

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2.

3.

Petition-notice — election -- tax $ 8. Report to city council.
levy.

$ 9. Subiect to rules and regulations To appoint board of three direc

of board. tors.

$10.

Donations-who special trustees, Term of office.

$ 11. Legal practitioners to have equal Vacancies.

privileges. Officers--rules and regulations $ 12. Repeal. powers.

$ 13.

Validity of Act.
Bonds-notice-election.
Terms and conditions for privil-
eges of hospital.

(HOLSE BILL No. 569. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.)

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An Act to revise the laws in relation to establishing and maintaining

Public Hospitals in cilies of less than one hundred thousand inhabitants.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That whenever one hundred

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