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erty in the county, in counties having a population of not more than 300,000 inhabitants, and not to exceed four-fifteenths 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 two (2) per cent of the assessed valuation upon which taxes are required to be extended. The provisions 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 30, 1919.

MUNICIPAL COLISEUMS.

§ 1. Amends sections 1 and 3, Act of § 3. When tax to be levied 1913. —use of certain real estate. § 1. Tax rate limited to two mills for establishment and two-thirds of one mill for maintenance — known as “Municipal Coliseum Fund.”

(SENATE BILL No. 549. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend sections 1 and 3 of an Act entitled, “An Act to enable cities and villages having a population not to exceed five hundred thousand (500,000), to establish and maintain public and municipal coliseums,” 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 sections 1 and 3 of an Act entitled, “An Act to enable cities and villages having a population not to exceed five hundred thousand (500,000), to establish and maintain public and municipal coliseums,” approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, be and the same are hereby amended to read, respectively, as follows: § 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That cities and villages of this State having a population not to exceed five hundred thousand (500,000), shall have and are hereby given and granted power and authority in the manner hereinafter provided, to establish and to maintain public and municipal coliseums to be used for general educational and amusement purposes for the benefit of the inhabitants of such cities or villages, and the city councils of such cities, and the board of trustees of such villages, for the purpose aforesaid, shall have the power and

authority to levy a tax not to exceed two mills on the dollar, for the establishment of such coliseums, and thereafter annually levy a tax not to exceed two-thirds of one mill on the dollar, for the maintenance thereof, such taxes to be levied and collected in like manner as other taxes of such cities and villages are levied and collected for municipal purposes. Such tax when collected shall be turned over and paid to the treasurer of such city or village and shall be designated and known as “Municipal Coliseum Fund,” and such tax shall be in addition to all other taxes which such city or village now is or hereafter may be authorized to levy and collect. § 3. If the majority of all the votes at such election is “For the levy of a tax for a public municipal coliseum,” the city council of such city or the board of trustees of such village shall in the next annual tax levy include a tax not to exceed two mills on the dollar for the establishment of such a municipal coliseum in such city or village, and thereafter may annually levy a tax not to exceed two-thirds of one mill on the dollar for the maintenance thereof. The city council of any such city, or the board of trustees of any such village, may when the same is not necessary for any other municipal purpose, authorize the

use of any real estate owned by such city or village for such public municipal coliseum.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

MUSEUMS AND PARKS.

§ 1. Amends section 2, Act of 1893. § 2. Park commissioners may

evy tax to maintain museums.

(SENATE BILL No. 429. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend section 2 of an Act entitled, “An Act concerning museums in public parks,” approved June 17, 1893, in force July 1, 1893, as subsequently amended. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 2 of an Act entitled, “An Act concerning museums in public parks,” approved June 17, 1893, in force July 1, 1893, as subsequently amended, be and the same is hereby further amended to read as follows: § 2. That any board of park commissioners, having control of a public park, within which there shall be maintained any museum or museums of art, sciences or natural history, under the provisions of this Act, is hereby authorized to annually levy a tax (in addition to all other taxes authorized by law) of one-third of one mill on each dollar of taxable property embraced in said district, according to the valuation of the same as made for the purpose of State and county taxation by the general assessment last preceding the time when such one-third of one mill tax shall be levied for the purpose of maintaining and caring for such museum or museums and the buildings and grounds thereof; and the proceeds of such additional tax shall be kept as a separate fund: Provided, the proposition to annually levy a tax as herein authorized shall first be submitted to a vote of the legal voters of such park district and receive a majority of the votes cast upon such proposition. APPROVED June 30, 1919.

PARK COMMISSIONERS. § 1. Amends section 16, Act of 1869. § 16. Town of West Chicago— tax of one-third of one

mill for boulevard and park purposes—money placed to credit of board.

(SENATE BILL No. 525. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend section 16 of an Act entitled, “An Act to amend the the charter of the City of Chicago, to create a Board of Park Commissioners, and authorize a taa: in the town of West Chicago, and for other purposes,” approved and in force February 27, 1869. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 16 of an Act entitled, “An Act to amend the charter of the City of Chicago, to create a Board of Park Commissioners, and authorize a tax in the town of West Chicago, and for other purposes,” approved and in force February 27, 1869, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: § 16. The adoption of the proposition for boulevard and parks as hereinafter specified, shall be deemed and taken to be the consent of the said town of West Chicago to the imposition of an annual tax of onethird (14) of one (1) mill for boulevard and park purposes as hereinafter provided. It shall be the duty of the clerk of the County Court of Cook County to set down, in the general tax warrants of each year, for the collection of State and county taxes, in a separate column, a tax of one-third (14) of one (1) mill, to be styled “Boulevard and Park Tax,” which is hereby levied upon all the taxable property in said town of West Chicago, and shall be set down, in said column, the amount of said tax chargeable to the several persons, corporations, lots or parcels of land liable for taxes in said town; and the collector shall proceed to collect the same, in the manner now provided by law for the collection of State and county taxes; and all the provisions of law in respect to the collection of State and county taxes, and proceedings to enforce the same, so far as applicable, shall apply to said assessments and taxes. The said sums of money shall be placed by the treasurer of said county of Cook to the credit of said board, and shall be drawn by said board from the county treasury, by a warrant signed by the president and secretary of the board, and countersigned by the auditor to be appointed as aforesaid, and in no other way. The appointment of such auditor shall be first certified by such president and secretary, and filed in the office of said treasurer of Cook County. APPROVED June 30, 1919.

PARK EMPLOYES" ANNUITY AND BENEFIT FUND.

§ 1. Fund created. § 18. Widow's annuity. § 2. Fretirement board created. § 19. Annuity privilege. § 3. Additional tax levy. $ 20. Annuity—children eligible. 4. Definitions. § 21. Amounts of children's annuities. 5. Duties of retirement board. § 22. Sickness and accident fund—who shall be contributors. 6. Duties of employer.

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Management of funds. $ 24. Amount of sickness and accident benefit. 9. Investments.

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§ 25. Modification when salaries not on annual basis.

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11. Amounts contributed. § 26. Disability provisions. 12. Supplementary annuities of pres- $ 27. Annuities on account of disability ent employes. or death. § 13. Arnounts contributed by employe. § 28. Effect of workmen's compensation.

14. Annuity privilege before sixty

years of age. 29. Frefunds. § 15. Annuity privilege future entrant 30. Absence from service. after sixty years of age.

31. General provisions. § 16. Annuity privilege, present employe, sixty years of age.

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32. Benefits exempt from attachment.

(SENATE BILL No. 461. APPROVED JUNE 21, 1919.)

AN ACT entitled, “An Act to provide for the creation, setting apart, formation, administration and disbursement of a Park Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund.”

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That whenever any persons who have been or may be appointed or otherwise selected as commissioners or officers and constitute a board of park commissioners for any one or more towns whether said towns have heretofore existed or now exist, under and in pursuance of an Act or Acts of the General Assembly of this State, for the purpose of locating, establishing, and enclosing, improving or maintaining any public park, boulevard, driveway, or highway or other public work or improvement, and such board of park commissioners employs [employ] any persons who are or who shall be appointed to their positions under and by virtue of an Act entitled, “An Act relating to the civil service in park systems,” approved June 10, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, as subsequently amended, an annuity and benefit fund shall be created, maintained, administered and disbursed in the manner described in this Act for such employes and the widows and children of such employes and for other employes of any such board of park commissioners and the widows and children of such other employes, provided, however, that this Act shall not apply to any person employed in any position exempt from the provisions of the said Act relating to civil service unless such person shall make applica

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tion to be included among those to whom this Act shall apply withi ninety days from the date when this Act comes in force and effect. This Act shall not, in any event, apply to any policeman employed by als such board of park commissioners nor to temporary employes, nor W. any person employed in any position, the duties whereof will not permit of service in excess of seven hundred and fifty hours during any calendar year. § 2. A board composed of seven members to be chosen as heroi: after specified shall be and constitute a board of trustees authorized W. carry out the provisions of this Act, and charged with the duty of administering the annuity and benefit fund herein provided for. Such board of trustees shall be known as the Retirement Board of the Park Employes' Annuity and Benefit Fund. The custodian of said fund shall be a person who shall be appointed annually by the said Retirement Board from among the treasurers of the boards of park commissioners included under the provisions of this Act. On or before July 10, 1919, three persons shall be appointed by the boards of park commissioners included under the provisions of this Act as members of said Retirement Board, as follows: The board of South Park Commissioners shall appoint a person to serve for a term of three years, the board of West Chicago Park Commissioners shall appoint a person to serve for a period of two years the board of Lincoln Park Commissioners shall appoint a person to serve for a period of one year. When any terms for which such an appoint ment shall have been made shall have expired, the board of park com: missioners who appointed the person whose term has expired shal appoint a successor to such person for a term of three years. On or before July 20, 1919, the boards of park commissioners in cluded under the provisions of this Act shall arrange for and hold an election, at which all employes of said boards of park commission* who are included under the provisions of this Act shall be entitled to vote and at which the ballot shall be of secret character, for the electio of four members of said Retirement Board who shall be employes 9. such boards of park commissioners. At such election, one employee who shall be an employee of the Lincoln Park Commissioners shall be chos”. for a term of three years and until his successor shall have been elect and qualified, one employee who shall be an employee of the South Pio Commissioners shall be chosen for a term of two years, and until h; successor shall have been elected and qualified, one employee who shal be an employee of the West Chicago Park Commissioners shall be chose for a period of one year, and until his successor shall have been elect and qualified, and one employee who shall be an employee of any of to boards of park commissioners included under the provisions of this Act shall be elected for a period of four years, and until his successor so have been elected and qualified. Thereafter the Retirement Board sh; conduct elections annually under rules which shall be adopted by it." the election of successors to the members of said board whose term. shall expire. Such successor, in each event, shall hold office for a term

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