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an Act entitled, “An Act concerning local improvements,” approved June 14, 1897, in force July 1, 1897, as subsequently amended, be and the same are hereby further amended to read respectively as follows: § 33a. Any city, village or incorporated town having over 15,000 inhabitants, owning and operating a waterworks and sewage system, and not within any sanitary district, but discharging its sewage into Lake Michigan, without having provided any adequate provision for otherwise disposing of the same, the cost of the construction of said waterworks and sewage system having been provided for by special assessment, and a large portion of such cost having been assessed against such municipality for public benefits, it shall be lawful for such municipality to provide by ordinance for the levy, in addition to the taxes now authorized by law, a direct annual tax for not exceeding twenty successive years and not exceeding two-thirds of one cent on the dollar of all taxable property in such city, town or village, the same to be levied and collected with and in like manner as the general tax in such city, town or village, and to be known as the “Public Benefit Tax,” and the fund arising therefrom shall be known as the “Public Benefit Fund,” which fund shall be used solely for the purpose of paying that portion of the several amounts heretofore assessed against such municipality for public benefits, as well as for paying any such amounts as may be hereafter so assessed for such benefits under and in pursuance of any ordiance [ordinance] that may be hereafter passed: Provided, however, that no such tax shall be levied in excess of four mills upon the dollar of the taxable property for any year until after the city council or board of trustees of such city, town or village shall have passed an ordinance providing for the levying of such excess, which ordinance shall not become operative, effective or valid until it shall have been submitted to the voters of any such city, town or village in accordance with the provisions of an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois entitled, “An Act requiring cities, villages and incorporated towns to submit certain ordinances authorizing the issue of bonds, except to refund any bonded indebtedness to the voters of any such city, village or incorporated town,” approved June 4, 1909, in force July 1, 1909, and Acts amendatory thereof, and approved by a majority of such voters voting upon the question. Where any such tax shall have been so levied, warrants may be drawn against the same as and in the manner and with like force and effect as is provided in and by an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, entitled, “An Act to provide for the issuing of warTants upon the treasurer of any county, township, city, school district or municipal corporation, and jurors' certificates,” approved May 31, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, and all amendments thereto. § 33-B. Any city, village or incorporated town having over 15,000 and not more than 200,000 inhabitants, may provide by ordinance for the levy in addition to the taxes now authorized by law, a direct annual tax for not exceeding twenty successive years and not exceeding two mills on the dollar, of all taxable property in such city, town or village, the same to be levied and collected with and in like manner as the general tax in such city, town or village, and to be known as the public benefit tax, and the fund arising therefrom shall be known as a public benefit fund, which fund shall be used solely for the purpose of paying that portion of the several amounts heretofore assessed against such municipality for public benefits as well as for paying any such amounts as may be hereafter so assessed for such benefits under and in pursuance of any ordinance that may be hereafter passed. Where any such tax shall have been so levied, warrants may be drawn against the same, as and in the manner and with like force and effect as is provided in and by an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, entitled, “An Act to provide for the issuing of warrants upon the treasurer of any county, township, city, school distric: or municipal corporation and jurors certificates,” approved May 31, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, and all amendments thereto. APPROVED June 30, 1919.

MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS.

§ 1. May levy tax for erection of § 3. Number of signatures required. Inonuments and memorials.

§ 2. Form of petition to be submitted.
(SENATE BILL No. 134. APPROVEd MAY 10, 1919.)

AN ACT to authorize cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population of less than one hundred thousand to erect monuments and memorials. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois. represented in the General Assembly: Subject to the provisions of this Act any city, village or incorporated town having a population of less than one hundred thousand shall have power to erect monuments of memorials in honor of their soldiers and sailors or in honor of any one or more of its notable or distinguished persons, and to defray the cost of constructing such monuments or memorials shall have power to levy a direct tax of not more than six cents upon each one hundred dollars ($100) of all taxable property within the jurisdiction thereof. The tax hereby provided for shall be levied in addition to the taxes now authorized by law to be levied and collected by any such city, village or incorporated town and shall not be included in the aggregate of all taxes required to be reduced under the provisions of an Act entitled: “An Act concerning the levy and extension of taxes,” approved May 9, 1901, in force July 1, 1901, as amended. § 2. Upon the presentation to the clerk of any city, village or incorporated town having a population of less than one hundred thousand. of a petition, as hereinafter provided, the question of erecting any monument or memorial as provided in this Act, shall be submitted to the voters of such city, village or incorporated town at the next regular election therein . Provided, that such question shall not be submitted to the voters at any election held less than thirty days after the filing of the petition with such clerk.

The question of erecting any monument or memorial under the

provisions of this Act shall be printed on the ballot in substantially the following form:

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for whom to be erected) of the (insert name ,
of city, village or incorporated town) at a
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If the question so submitted shall be ratified by a majority of all votes cast at said election it shall be the duty of city council or board of trusees, as the case may be, to erect or cause to be erected such monument or memorial and, if necessary, to levy and collect, in the same manner as other general taxes are levied and collected, a tax sufficient to raise the amount specified in the petition.

§ 3. The petition herein provided for shall be signed by not less than one hundred legal voters of the city, village or incorporated town in which the question of erecting any monument or memorial under the provisions in this Act is to be voted upon. The petition shall state the specific purpose for which the proposed monument or memorial is to be built, whether in honor of the soldiers and sailors of such city, village or incorporated town or in honor of any one or more of its notable and distinguished persons, and shall specify the amount of money to be expended for the construction of the proposed monument or memorial: Provided, that the cost of any such monument or memorial shall not exceed six cents on each one hundred dollars ($100) of all taxable property within the jurisdiction of such city, village or incorporated town.

APPROVED May 10, 1919.

MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS.

$ 1. Amends sections 1 and 3, Act of § 3. Petition—to specify 1919. annount to be ex

pended. § 1. Tax levy—rate.

(SENATE BILL No. 558. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend section 1 and section 3 of an act entitled, “An Act to authorize cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population of less than one hundred thousand to erect monuments and memorials,” approved May 10, 1919. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 1 and section 3 of an Act entitled, “An Act to authorize cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population of less than one hundred thousand to erect monuments and memorials,” approved May 10, 1919, be and the same are hereby respectively amended to read as follows:

§ 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Subject to the provisions of this Act any city, village or incorporated town having a population of less than one hundred thousand shall have power to erect monuments or memorials in honor of their soldiers and sailors or in honor of any one or more of its notable or distinguished persons, and to defray the cost of constructing such monuments or memorials shall have power to levy a direct tax of not more than four cents upon each one hundred dollars ($100) of all taxable property within the jurisdiction thereof. The

tax hereby provided for shall be levied in addition to the taxes now

authorized by law to be levied and collected by any such city, village or incorporated town and shall not be included in the aggregate of all taxes required to be reduced under the provisions of an Act entitled, “An Act concerning the levy and extension of taxes,” approved May 9, 1901, in force July 1, 1901, as amended.

§ 3. The petition herein provided for shall be signed by not less than one hundred legal voters of the city, village or incorporated town in which the question of erecting any monument or memorial under the provisions in this Act is to be voted upon. The petition shall state the specific purpose for which the proposed monument or memorial is to be built whether in honor of the soldiers and sailors of such city, village or incorporated town, or in honor of any one or more of its notable and distinguished persons, and shall specify the amount of money to be expended for the construction of the proposed monument or memorial: Provided, that the cost of any such monument or memorial shall not exceed four cents on each one hundred dollars ($100) of all taxable property within the jurisdiction of such city, village or incorporated town. .

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

MOTHER'S PENSION ACT.

§ 1. Amends section 16, Act of 1913. § 16. Tax levy provided– limited to three years.

(SENATE BILL No. 26. APPROVED JUNE 21, 1919. )

AN ACT to amend section 16 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the partial support of mothers whose husbands are dead or have become permanently incapacitated for work by reason of physical or mental infirmity when such mothers have children under fourteen years of ag 2nd are residents of the county in which application for relief is m.o., and also to provide for the probationary visitation, care and supervision of the family for whose benefit such support is provided,” approved June 30, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, as amended. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Section 16 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the partial support of mothers whose husbands are dead or have become permanently incapaciated for work by reason of physical or mental infirmity when such mothers have children under fourteen years of age and are residents of the county in which application for relief is made; and also to provide for the probationary

visitation, care and supervision of the family for whose benefit such support is provided,” approved June 30, 1913, in force July 1, 1913 as amended, is amended to read as follows: § 16. The county board in each county shall levy a tax of not to exceed one mill on the dollar annually on all taxable properly in the county, in counties having a population of not more than 300,000 inhabitants, and not to exceed four-tenths of a mill annually on all taxable property in the county, in counties having a population of over 300,000 inhabitants, such tax to be levied and collected in like manner with the general taxes of such county, and to be known as a Mothers' Pension Fund; which said tax shall be in addition to all other taxes which such county is now, or hereafter may be authorized to levy on the aggregate valuation of all property within such county, and the county clerk, in reducing tax levies under the provisions of section 2 of an Act entitled, “An Act concerning the levy and extension of taxes,” approved May 9, 1901, in force July 1, 1901, as subsequently amended, shall not consider the tax for said mothers' pension fund, authorized by this Act, as a part of the general tax levy for county purposes, and shall not include the same in the limitation of three (3) per cent of the assessed valuation upon which taxes are required to be extended. The provision of this section relating to the power to levy taxes, however, shall extend only for a period of three years beginning with the year A. D. 1919. APPROVED June 21, 1919.

MOTHER'S PENSION.

§ 1. Amends section 16, Act of 1913. § 16. Tax levy—rate.

(SENATE BILL No. 557. APPRoved JUNE 30, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend section 16 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the partial support of mothers whose husbands are dead or have become permanently incapacitated for work by reason of physical or mental infirmity when such mothers have children under fourteen years of age and are residents of the county in which application for relief is made; and also to provide for the probationary visitation, care and supervision of the family for whose benefit such support is provided,” approved June 30, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, as amended. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Section 16 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the partial support of mothers whose husbands are dead or have become permanently incapacitated for work by reason of physical or mental infirmity when such mothers have children under fourteen years of age and are residents of the county in which application for relief is made; and also to provide for the probationary visitation, care and supervision of the family for whose benefit such support is provided,” approved June 30, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, as amended, is amended to read as follows: “Ś 16. The county board in each county shall levy a tax not to exceed two-thirds of one mill on the dollar annually on all taxable prop

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