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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 inhabitants for municipal employes appointed 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. 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 population exceeding 100,000 inhabitnats for municipal employes appointed 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: § 1. 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 treasurer 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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amended, shall not consider the tax for the pension fund created by to ‘Act as a part of the general tax levy for such city, village or town po poses, and shall not include the same in the limitation of two (2) so cent of the assessed valuation upon which taxes are required to be extended. All moneys derived from the tax so levied shall be set apart to the official or officials of such city, village or town to whom same shallo paid as a fund for pensioning the employes hereinbefore described to such city, village or town, and shall be paid to the treasurer of the per sion fund created by this Act as soon as said moneys are received by sai official or officials. Should there be insufficient funds to meet the Iquirements of this Act during any year, such city, village or town mas issue and dispose of tax anticipation warrants as provided by law agains the tax levy for the current fiscal year. If the sum derived from the tax levied as aforesaid should exce twice that deducted from the salaries or wages of the aforesaid employo and twice that paid to the treasurer of such city, village or town by th: aforesaid employees for the benefit of said fund, as prescribed in this section, and applied to this fund during the preceding fiscal year, the sum to be paid into the fund during the next succeeding year shall to reduced by the amount of such excess. If the sum derived from the sail tax levied as aforesaid should be less than the aforesaid sum of twic that deducted from the salaries or wages of the aforesaid employes an twice that paid to the treasurer of such city, village or town by the afore said employees for the benefit of the fund, as prescribed in this section. during the preceding fiscal year, the amount of such deficit shall to included in the tax levy for the ensuing year. And at the time of the payment of such moneys, collected or receive from licenses, or resulting from the levy and collection of the tax heteilbefore provided for, said official or officials shall make a sworn statement to the board of trustees of said pension fund and to the mayor of so city or cities, or the president of the board of trustees of such villages and towns of all moneys received and paid out by such official or officialso account of said pension fund during the year, and any such official of officials shall at any and all times, upon demand by said pension board. furnish to said board a statement or information of any kind relative to said official’s or officials’ method of collecting or handling of said pens" funds, and all books and records of such official or officials shall be produced at any time by said official or officials for examination and inspo tion by said board of pension trustees, for the purposes herein provideo. APPROVED June 30, 1919.

POLICE PENSION FUND–CITIES EXCEED ING 200,000 INHABITANTS.

1. Amends section 9. Act of 1915. § 9. Fund—how created—may levy tax — report to Superintendent of In

surance. (SENATE BILL No. 388. APPRoved JUNE 30, 1919.)

AN ACT to am end section 9 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the setting apart, formation and disbursement of a police pension fund in cities having a population earceeding two hundred thousand inhabitants,” approved June 29, 1915, in force July 1, 1915, as amended. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 9 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the setting apart, formation and disbursement of a police pension fund in cities having a population exceeding two hundred thousand inhabitants,” approved June 29, 1915, in force July 1, 1915, as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended to read as follows: § 9. Said pension fund shall consist of amounts of two and onehalf (21.2%) per cent, retained or deducted by the comptroller of any such city from the salary or wages payable monthly to each policeman and such other sums as are hereinafter referred to. It shall be the duty of the Superintendent of Insurance of the State of Illinois to determine the amount of money necessary to be provided annually for the purpose of: A (A) Paying pensions granted under the Act superseded by this ct; (B) Paying pensions to policemen (their widows and children entitled thereto), members of the police force, prior to Jamuary 1, 1916; and (C) Establishing and maintaining a reserve fund for the payment of pensions to policeman spolicemen] (their widows and children) becoming members of the police force subsequent to January 1, 1916. Such Superintendent of Insurance shall report his findings to the board on or before the first day of November of each year, beginning November 1, 1917. The board shall certify to the city council of such city, on or o the first day of December, annually, beginning December 1, 917: First. The assets in their custody at such time. Second. The estimated receipts during the next succeeding year (from January 1st to December 31st) from deductions from the salary of policemen, as hereinabove provided, and from all other sources. Third. The estimated amount required during said period for: Act (A) Paying pensions granted under the Act superseded by this Ct.

(B) Paying pensions to policemen (their widows and children

*titled thereto) members of the police force prior to January 1, 1916, and

(C) Establishing and maintaining a reserve fund for the paymen of pensions to policemen (their widows and children) becoming mem. " bers of the police force subsequent to January 1, 1916. It shall be lawful for any such city to levy a tax of not more than six-tenths of a mill on the dollar on all taxable property of such city in such sum as will, when added to the deductions from the salary of wages of policemen and receipts available from other sources, as here:before referred to, amount to sufficient income to meet the actual requirements above referred to and designated (A), (B) and (C). Saji taxes shall be levied and collected in like manner with the general taxes of such city and the fund arising therefrom shall be known as “Polio Pension Fund;” which said tax shall be in addition to all other taxes which such city is now or hereafter may be authorized to levy upo the aggregate valuation of all property within such city, and the count; clerk of the county in which such city is located in reducing tax levis under the provisions of an Act entitled, “An Act concerning the leo and extension of taxes,” approved May 9, 1901, in force July 1, 1901. as subsequently amended, shall not consider the tax for said polio pension fund authorized by this Act as a part of the general tax levy for city purposes, and shall not include the same in the limitation of two per cent of the assessed valuation upon which taxes are required to be extened. * The city council of such city shall thereafter annually include and appropriate from such fund in the appropriation bill such sum or sum: of money as may be necessary to meet the annual requirements abo referred to and designated (A), (B) and (C). * Should there be insufficient funds to meet the requirements of to Act during any year, such city may issue and dispose of tax antico pation warrants as provided by law against the tax levy for the current fiscal year. In the event that such city shall during any year fail, neglect of refuse to provide for the levy and collection of the aforesaid tax, to there shall be set apart annually from the revenues collected or receive by such city from licenses issued by such city authorizing persons on corporations to engage in any business, profession or occupation witho the corporate limits of such city, excepting public utilities, a sum whito when added to the deductions from the salary or wages of policemes above referred to and receipts available from other sources will amo to a sufficient income to meet the annual requirements above referso to and designated (A), (B) and (C). All moneys collected by taxation or from licenses, as the case mos be, shall be transferred to the board as hereinafter provided, and it. excess remaining at the end of the fiscal year in the possession of so board shall be credited to the fund for the ensuing year; any do shall be provided for during such ensuing year. All moneys, bonds or assets of any nature and description in the possession of the board of trustees of the police pension fund of o city having a population exceeding two hundred thousand (200so inhabitants included in the Act which is superseded by this Act, or "

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