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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 incorporated 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 of village for such purposes. Said annual garbage tax shall be in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes as provide! 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.

HEALTH DISTRICTS.

§ 1. Amends section 15, Act of 1917. § 15. Public health districtspowers and duties of each board—tax levy.

(SENATE BILL No. 553. APPROVED JUNI: 30, 1919.)

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 officers 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

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Valuation of the same as made for the purpose of State and county taxao o form, when collected, a fund to be known as the “public health 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; 7. To fix the compensation of the public health officer, which shall in no case be less than one thousand five hundred dollars; S. 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. § 1. Petition—notice — election — tax $ 8. Report to city council. levy. $ 9. Subject to rules and regulations § 2. To appoint board of three direc- of board. tors.

§ 10. Donations—who special trustees, § 3. Term of office.

§ 11. Legal practitioners to have equal

$ 4. Vacancies. privileges. $ 5. Officers—rules and regulations— § 12. Repeal. powers.

§ 13. Validity of Act. § 6. Bonds—notice—election.

# 7. Terms and conditions for privileges of hospital.

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

As Act to revise the laws in relation to establishing and maintaining Public Hospitals in cities 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 —48 L

legal voters of any incorporated city within the State of Illinois, having a population of less than one hundred thousand inhabitants, shall present a petition to the city council of such city asking that an annual tax, not to exceed three and one third (3-1/3) mills on the dollar, annually be levied on all taxable property of such city, specifying in their petition the rate of taxation, not to exceed three and one-third (3-4%) mills on the dollar, such city council shall instruct the city clerk to, and such city clerk shall, at the next regular election, or at a special election called for that purpose, give notice, as provided by law, that at such election the question, “Shall a . . . . . . mill tax, for a public hospital be levied against the taxable property of the City of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ." specifying in such notice the rate of taxation mentioned in said petition. and if a majority of all votes cast at such election shall be in favor of said proposition, the tax specified in such notice shall be levied and collected in like manner with other general taxes in said city, and shall be known as the “Hospital Fund” and thereafter the city council of such city shall include an appropriation in the annual appropriation bill of such sum or sums of money as may be necessary to defray all necesary expenses and liabilities of such hospital, the same not to exceed, however, three and one-third (3-4%) mills on the dollar annually on all such taxable property, Provided, that said annual hospital tax in cities of less than fifty thousand inhabitants shall not be included in the aggregate amount of taxes as limited by section one (1), of Article eight (8); of “An Act for the Incorporation of cities and villages,” approved April 10, 1872, and the amendatory Acts thereto, or by any provision of any special charter under which any city in this State is now organized. § 2. When any such city council shall have decided to establish and maintain a public hospital under this Act, the mayor of such city shall, with the approval of the city council, proceed to appoint a board of three directors, one of whom may be a woman, for the same, chosen from the citizens at large with reference to their fitness for such office. § 3. Said directors shall hold office one-third for one year, onethird for two years and one-third for three years from the first of July following their appointment, and at their first regular meeting shall cast lots for the respective terms; and annually thereafter the mayor shall, before the first of July each year, appoint as before, one director to take the place of the retiring director, who shall hold office for three years, and until his successor is appointed. The mayor may, by and with the consent of the city council, remove any director for misconduct or neglect of duty. § 4. Vacancies in the board of directors occasioned by removals, resignation or otherwise, shall be reported to the city council and be filled in like manner as original appointments, and no director shall receive compensation as such and shall not be interested either directly or indirectly, in the purchase or sale of any supplies for said hospital. § 5. The directors shall, immediately after their appointment meet to organize by the election of one of their number president and one as secretary and by the election of such other officers as they may deem necessary. They shall make and adopt such by-laws, rules and regu

lations for their own guidance and for the government of the hospital as may be expedient, and not inconsistent with acts and ordinances of said city. They shall have the exclusive control of the expenditure of all moneys collected to the credit of the “Hospital Fund”, and of the supervision, care and custody of the grounds, leases and buildings constructed, leased or set apart for that purpose, and all moneys received for such hospital shall be deposited in the treasury of said city to the credit of the “Hospital Fund”, and drawn upon by the proper officers of said city upon the proper authenticated vouchers of said hospital board. Said board shall have the power to purchase or lease ground, to occupy, lease or erect appropriate building or buildings for the use of said hospital; said board shall have power to appoint a suitable superintendent or matron, or both, and necessary assistants, and fix their compensation, and shall also have power to remove such appointees, and shall in general, carry out the spirit and intent of this act in establishing and maintaining a public hospital, and one or all of said directors shall visit and examine said hospital at least twice each month and make monthly reports of it’s condition to the city council. § 6. Whenever a majority of said board shall petition the city council to submit the proposition of issuing bonds for the purpose of constructing a hospital building or buildings and equipping the same, specifying in said petition the amount of bonds to be issued, the period when said bonds shall mature, not to exceed twenty years from the issuance of the same, the rate of interest said bonds are to draw; such city council shall instruct the city clerk, and such city clerk shall at the next regular election or at a special election called for that purpose, give notice as required by law, that at such election the proposition “Shall the city of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . issue bonds to the amount of . . . . - - - - - - dollars, drawing . . . . . . per cent interest per annum for the purpose of erecting and equipping a public hospital?” and if a majority of the votes cast at such election shall be favorable to such proposition the said bonds shall be issued for that purpose in the amount and for the time and at the rate of interest specified in said petition in such denominations as the city council shall determine. Which said bonds shall be signed by the president and secretary of the hospital board and by the mayor and city clerk or commissioner of accounts and finance of said city, and be payable out of the taxes to be collected for hospital purposes in said city. § 7. Every hospital established under this Act shall be for the benefit of the inhabitants of such city, and any person falling sick or being injured or maimed within its limits; but every such inhabitant or person who is not a pauper shall pay to such board or such officer as it shall designate for such city, such reasonable compensation for occupancy, nursing, care, medicines or attendance, according to the rules and regulations prescribed by said board; such hospital always being subject to such reasonable rules and regulations as said board may adopt in order to render the use of said hospital of the greatest benefit to the greatest number; and said board may exclude from the use of said hospital any and all inhabitants and persons who shall wilfully violate such rules or regulations. And said board may extend the privileges and use of such hospital to persons residing outside of such city in this State, upon such terms and conditions as said board may from time to time by its rules and regulations prescribe. § 8. Said board of directors shall, in the name of such city, receive and collect from such inhabitant or person the compensation aforesaid, and shall as often as once in each month, pay over to the city treasurer all compensation received or collected during the month, and take the receipt of such treasurer therefor; and shall also at the regular monthly meeting of the city council report to such city council the names of persons or inhabitants from whom such compensation has been received or collected, and the amount so received or collected from each and the date when so received or collected. And said board of directors shall make, on or before the second Monday in June, an annual report to the city council, stating the condition of their trust on the first day of June of that year, the various sums of money received from the “Hospital Fund” and from other sources, and how such money has been expended and for what purposes; the number of patients and such other statistics, information and suggestions as they may deem of general interest. § 9. When such hospital is so established, the physicians, nurses, attendants, the persons sick therein and all persons approaching or coming within the limits of the same, and all furniture and other articles used or brought there shall be subject to such rules and regulations as said board may prescribe. § 10. Any person desiring to make donations of money, personal property or real estate for the benefit of such hospital, shall have the right to vest the title to the money or real estate so donated in the board of directors created under this Act, to be held and controlled by such board, when accepted, according to the terms of the deed, gift, devise or bequest of such property; and as to such property the said board shall be held and considered to be special trustees. § 11. All physicians who are recognized as legal practitioners by the State Board of Health of Illinois shall have equal privileges in treating patients in said hospital. § 12. “An Act to Enable Cities to Establish and Maintain Public Hospitals”, approved June 17, 1891, and in force July 1, 1891, and all Acts amendatory thereto, is hereby repealed; Provided, however, that this section shall not have the effect of invalidating any tax heretofore levied or any acts heretofore done under the provisions of the Act in this section repealed. § 13. The invalidating of any portion of this Act shall not affect the validity of any other portion which can be given effect without such invalid part. APPROVED June 30, 1919.

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