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ording to the valuation of the same as made for the purposes of State nd county taxation; such tax to be used and expended by such board of ark commissioners, in governing, maintaining and improving such arks and boulevards and pleasureways, and in paying the interest and principal of such bonds and other necessary and incidental expenses incurred in and about the management of any such parks and boulevards. Seither the bonds hereby authorized to be issued for the purpose aforesaid, nor the proceeds thereof, shall be used by such board of park commissioners for any other purpose than the improvement of the lands now held, controlled and maintained by such board of park commissioners. For shall any portion of the money derived from the sale of said bonds be used or expended by such board of park commissioners in the improvement, maintenance, control or repair of any boulevard or pleasureway which has been or may hereafter be made into boulevards or pleasureways from pre-existing streets, but all of the proceeds of the sale of such bonds shall be used and expended exclusively in the improvement of the lands acquired and maintained by any such board of park commissioners by means and from sources other than the transfer of any street or streets by the common council of any municipal corporation, to the management and control of any such board of park commissiners.

§ 2. The title of the Act hereby amended shall be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: "An Act to authorize the corporate authorities of towns to complete, improve and maintain public parks and boulevards, and to provide for the cost of the same by levying taxes and issuing bonds therefor.”

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

PARKS AND BOULEVARDS.

1.

Amends section 8, Act of 1911.

$ 8.

Board of park commis

sioners to lexy tax rate.

(SENATE Bill No. 455. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.) AN ACT to amend section 8 of an Act entitled, An Act entitled, 'An

Act to establish and maintain parks and parkways in towns and townships'," approved May 29, 1911, in force July 1, 1911.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 8 of an Act entitled, “An Act entitled, 'An Act to establish and maintain parks and parkways in towns and townships'," approved May 29, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, be and the same is herehy amended to read as follows:

For the purpose of providing a fund for the maintenance of said park or parks, the board of park commissioners are hereby authorized to levy annual taxes, not exceeding two-thirds of one mill on each dollar of the valuation of the property of said town or township, as assessed for taxation, in any one year, which shall be levied and collected at the time and in the manner that other town or township taxes are required to be levied and collected. Said maintenance tax, when levied and collected, shall be kept separate from all other town or township funds, and shall be applied exclusively to the expenses of

maintenance and up-keep, adornment and development of any park or parks, or parkways heretofore acquired by such town or township, or to the acquisition of other lands to be used for public park purposes.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

PARKS AND BOULEVARDS.

$1. Amends section 3, Act of 1915.

$ 3. Township authorities

levy tax-rate.

(SENATE BILL No. 456.

APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.)

An Act to amend section 3 of an Act entitled, An Act authorizing

townships to acquire and maintain lands for park purposes," approved und in force June 23, 1915.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 3 of an Act entitled, “An Act authorizing townships to acquire and maintain lands for park purposes," approved and in force June 23, 1915, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 3. For the purpose of providing a fund for the maintenance of said park or parks, the township authorities (meaning thereby the town supervisor and the town clerk of said township) are hereby authorized to levy annual taxes not exceeding two-thirds of one mill upon each dollar of the valuation of the property in said township as assessed for taxation in any one year, which shall be levied and collected at the time and in the manner that other township taxes are required to be levied and collected. Said maintenance tax, when levied and collected, shall be kept separate and distinct from all other township funds and shall be applied exclusively to the expense of maintenance and up-keep, adornment and development of any park or parks therefore acquired by such township, or the acquisition of other lands to be used for public park purposes.

Provided, this Act shall have no application to any municipality in the State of Illinois having a population of less than one hundred thousand (100,000).

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

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PARKS AND BOULEVARDS.
1. Board of public park commissioners-rate of tax levy.

(SENATE BILL No. 567. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.)
AN ACT to enable park commissioners to maintain, improve and govern

parks, boulevards, driveways, highways, promenades, and pleasure grounds under their control.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That persons who have been or may be appointed or otherwise selected as commissioners or officers, and constituted a board of public park commissioners for any three towns under and in pursuance of any Act or Acts of the General Assembly of this State, which has, or have been or may be submitted to the legal voters of such three towns and by them respectively adopted for the

purpose of locating, establishing, enclosing, improving or maintaining any public park, boulevard, driveway, highway or other public work or improvement, shall, in addition to the amount of money now authorized to be raised by any such board by taxation on the property embraced in such park district in such three towns, be annually until the first day of July, A. D. 1922, and no longer, allowed a sum not exceeding one mill on each dollar of taxable property embraced in such park 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 mill tax shall be levied. And the county clerk of the county in which said park district is located, or such other officer or officers, as are by law authorized to spread or assess taxes for park purposes and other purposes, shall on receiving a certificate from such heard of park commissioners that the amount mentioned in such certificate not exceeding the amount aforesaid is necessary for the proper improvement, governance and maintenance of the park property under its control, spread and assess such amount upon the taxable property embraced in such park district, the same as other park taxes are by law spread and assessed, the same shall be collected and paid over the same as other park taxes are now required by law to be collected and paid.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

PARKS AND SUBMERGED LANDS.

$1.

Amends section 22, Act of 1895.

$ 22.

(SUNATE BILL NO. 432.

Tax levy-rate.

APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.) An Act to amend section 22 of an Act entitled, An Act to provide for

the organization of park districts and the transfer of submerged lands to those bordering on navigable bodies of water," approved June 24, 1895, in force July 1, 1895.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 22 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the organization of park districts and the transfer of submerged lands to those bordering on navigable bodies of water," approved June 24, 1895, in force July 1, 1895, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

$ 22. All such general taxes when collected shall be paid over to the treasurer of the board of commissioners, who is authorized to receive and receipt for the same, and all taxes authorized to be levied by the corporate authorities of any park district created under this Act on the taxable property in said district, shall be levied at the same time and in the same manner, as nearly as practicable, as taxes are now levied for city and village purposes under the laws of this State: Provided, the aggregate amount of taxes levied for any one year exclusive of the amount levied for the payment of bonded indebtedness or interest thereon shall not exceed the rate of two and two-thirds mills on each dollar of taxable property in said district on the aggregate valuation as equalized for State and county taxes for the preceding year.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

§ 1.

PENSION FUND—MUNICIPAL EMPLOYES. $ 1. Amends section 1, Act of 1911.

$ 1. Tax levy-rate. (SENATE BILL No. 437. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.) An Act to amend section 1 of an Act entitled, An Act to provide for

the formation and disbursement of a pension fund in cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population exceeding 100,000 ithabitants for municipal employes appointed to their positions under and by virtue of an Act entitled, 'An Act to regulate the ciril service of cities', approved and in force March 20, 1895, and for those who were appointed prior to the passage of said Act and who are now in the service of such city, village or town," approved May 31, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, as subsequently amended.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 1 of an Act entitled, "An Act to provide for the formation and disbursement of a pension fund in cities, villages and incorporated towns having a popusation exceeding 100,000 inhabitnats for municipal employes appointeil to their positions under and by virtue of an Act entitled, 'An Act to regulate the civil service of cities,' approved and in force March 20. 1895, and for those who were appointed prior to the passage of said Act and who are now in the service of such city, village or town,” approved May 31, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, as subsequently amended, be and the same is hereby further amended to read as follows:

That hereafter in cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population exceeding 100,000 inhabitants, there shall be created, established and maintained a pension fund for municipal employes who are employed in such cities, villages and towns, under and by virtue of an Act entitled, “An Act to regulate the civil service of cities, approved and in force March 20, 1895, and for those who were appointed prior to the passage of said Act and who are now in the service of such city, village or town: Provided, however, that the provisions of this Act shall not apply to probationary employes, nor to employes who are less than twenty-one years of age, nor to those defined as sixtyday employes by said Act, nor to any employe who is sixty or more years of age at the time this Act is in force and effect and who at said time has not been in the service of such city, village or town for at least ten years, nor to any employe of such city, village or town now or hereafter participating in any other municipal pension fund. Nor to laborers, unless any such laborer shall within six months after this Act shall be in force and effect, or in the event that any such laborer is not now in the employ of such city, village or town, within six months after such laborer shall enter the service of such city, village or town, give written notice of his election to the board of trustees of said fund of his desire to participate in the benefits hereunder.

Said fund shall consist of amounts of two dollars and fifty cents a month retained or deducted by the comptroller of such city, village or town from the salaries or wages of each employe and such other sums as are hereinafter 'referred to: Provided, however, that if the name of any such employe shall not appear upon the pay-roll of the depart

ment in which he or she is employed by reason of leave of absence, sickness, lack of work, or any other good and sufficient cause, making a deduction impossible, such employe may retain his or her rights under this Act by paying two dollars and fifty cents each month to the treasrer of such city, village or town for the benefit of said fund, during his or her temporary absence from the service. In computing the duration of service of each employe, the time during which he or she may have been absent from duty during his or her entire term of service, for any cause other than suspension or discharge, shall be included.

There shall be set apart during the year 1917, by such cities, villages or towns, from the revenue collected or received by such cities, villages and towns from licenses issued by such cities, villages and towns authorizing persons and corporations to engage in any business, profession or occupation within the corporate limits of such cities, villages and towns, Excepting public utilities, a sum equal to the amount deducted from the salaries or wages of the aforesaid employes and the amounts paid to the treasurer of such city, village or town by the aforesaid employes for the benefit of the fund hereby created, as prescribed in this section, during the preceding fiscal year; and thereafter, beginning with the year 1918, such cities, villages and towns shall set apart annualy from the revenues collected or received from the said sources a sum equal to twice the amount deducted from the salaries or wages of the aforesaid employes and twice the amount paid to the treasurer of such city, village or town by the aforesaid employes for the benefit of said fund, as prescribed in this section, during the preceding fiscal year.

Such sums so set apart by such cities, villages and towns shall be paid by the official or officials of such cities, villages and towns to the treasurer of the pension fund hereby created, on or before the third Tuesday in August of each year.

In lieu of setting apart the aforesaid sums, any such city, village or town may levy a tax for the purpose of providing revenue for the pension fund hereby created, and for that purpose it shall be lawful for any such city, village or town to levy a tax on all taxable property of such city, village or town in such amount as will produce the sum of money equal to twice that deducted from the salaries or wages of the aforesaid emploves and twice that paid to the treasurer of such city, village or town by the aforesaid employes for the benefit of the pension fund created by this Act, as prescribed in this section, during the preceding fiscal year. Said tax (which shall in no event exceed one-third of a mill on the dollar) shall be levied and collected in like manner with the general taxes of such city, village or town, which said tax shall be in addition to all other taxes which such city, village or town is now or may hereafter be authorized to levy upon the aggregate valuation of all property within such city, village or town, and the county clerk of the county in which such city, village or town is located, in reducing tax levies 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 subsequently

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