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commissioners of highways and the town or district clerk, as the case may be, shall issue (from time to time as the work progresses) a suflicient amount, in the aggregate, of the bonds of said town or district for the purpose of building or maintaining roads, or for the purpose of constructing or repairing any bridge or bridges, or for the purpose of constructing or repairing any other distinctive work on the road, as the case may be, in accordance with the prayer of said petition. Said bonds shall be of such denominations, upon such time and bear such rate of interest, not exceeding five per cent, and be disposed of as the necessities and convenience of said town or district may require: Provided, that said bonds shall not be sold nor disposed of, either by sale or by payment to contractors for labor or materials, for less than their par value, and that such bonds shall be issued in not more than ten annual series, the first series of which shall mature not more than five years from the date thereof, and each succeeding series in succeeding years thereafter. A register of all issues of said bonds shall be kept in the office of the county clerk of the county in which said town or district is located, showing the date, amount, rate of interest, maturity, and the purpose for which said bonds were issued, which information shall be furnished to the county clerk, in writing, by the town or district clerk, and it shall be the duty of such county clerk to extend annually against the property in said town or road district a tax sufficient to pay the interest of said bonds in each year prior to the maturity of such first series, and thereafter he shall extend a tax in each year sufficient to pay each series as it matures, together with interest thereon and with the interest upon the unmatured bonds outstanding. Such bonds may be lithographed and the interest for each year evidenced by interest coupons thereto attached, which coupons shall be signed with original or fac-simile signatures by the same officers who executed the bonds: Provided, however, that the amount, including the principal and interest to be voted upon, shall not exceed the amount which can be raised during a period of five years by a levy of sixty-six and two-thirds cents per year on each one hundred dollars of taxable property, as taken for assessment purposes in such town or district; the proceeds of said bonds to be paid to the treasurer of such funds and to be disbursed by him upon the order of the commissioners of highways.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

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(SENATE BILL No. 387. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.) AN ACT to amend section 12 of an Act entitled, An Act to create sani

tary districts and to remove obstructions in the Desplaines and Illinois Rivers," approved May 29, 1889, in force July 1, 1889, as subsegeuntly amended.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 12 of an Act en

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titled, “An Act to create sanitary districts and to remove obstructions in the Desplaines and Illinois rivers," approved May 29, 1889, in force July 1, 1889, as subsequently amended, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

The board of trustees may levy and collect taxes for corporate purposes upon property within the territorial limits of such sanitary district, the aggregate amount of which in any one year shall not exceed two-thirds of one per centum of the value of the taxable property within the corporate limits as the same shall be assessed and equalized for the county taxes for the year in which the levy is made. Said board shall cause the amount to be raised by taxation in each year, to be certified to the county clerk on or before the second Tuesday in August as provided in section one hundred and twenty-two of the general revenue law. All taxes so levied and certified shall be collected and enforced in the same manner and by the same officers as State and county taxes, and shall be paid over by the officer collecting the same to the treasurer of the sanitary district, in the manner and at the time provided by the general revenue law: Provided, that no part of the taxes hereby authorized shall be used by such drainage district for the construction of permanent fixed, immovable bridges across any channel constructed under the provisions of this Act: And provided further, that all bridges built across such channel shall not necessarily interfere with or obstruct the navigation of such channel, when the same becomes a navigable stream, as provided in section 24 of this Act, but such bridges shall be constructed that they can be raised, swung or moved out of the way of vessels, tugs, boats, or other water craft navigating such channel: And provided further, that nothing in this Act shall be so construed as to compel said district to maintain or operate said bridges,as movable bridges, for a period of nine years from and after the time when the water has been turned into said channel pursuant to law, unless the needs of general navigation on the Des Plaines and Illinois Rivers, when connected by said channel, sooner require it.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

SANITARY DISTRICTS.

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Amends section 12, Act of 1911.

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Taxes for corporate pur;

poses - not to exceed one-third of one centum interest on deposits

(SENATE BILL No. 520. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.) An Act to amend section 12 of an Act entitled, “An Act to create sani

tary districts, and to provide for sewage disposal,approved June 5, 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 12 of an Act entitled, "An Act to create sanitary districts, and to provide for sewage disposal,” approved June 5, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: $ 12.

The board of trustees may levy and collect other taxes for corporate purposes upon property within the territorial limits of such

sanitary district, the aggregate amount of which for each year shall not exceed one-third of one per centum of the value of the taxable property within the corporate limits, as the same shall be assessed and equalized for the State and county taxes of the year in which the levy is made. Said board shall cause the amount required to be raised by taxation in each year to be certified to the county clerk on or before the second Tuesday in August, as provided in section one hundred and twenty-two of the general revenue law. All taxes so levied and certified shall be collected and enforced in the same manner and by the same officers as State and county taxes, and shall be paid over by the officer collecting the same to the treasurer of the sanitary district in the manner and at the time provided by the general revenue law.

The treasurer shall, when the moneys of the district are deposited with any bank or other depositary, require such bank or other depositary to pay the same rates of interest for such moneys deposited as such bank or other depositary is accustomed to pay to depositors under like circumstances, in the usual course of its business. All interest so paid shall be placed in the general funds of the district, to be used as other moneys belonging to such district raised by general taxation or sale of water.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

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Taxes for corporate pur

poses not to exceed one and one-third per centum-additional two per centum when au

thorized by electors. APPROVBD JUNE 30, 1919.)

(SENATE BILL No. 524. An Act to amend section 17 of an Act entitled, “An Act to create sani

tary districts in certain localities and to drain and protect the same from overflow for sanitary purposes," approved May 17, 1907, in force July 1, 1907, as subsequently amended.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 17 of an Act entitled, "An Act to create sanitary districts in certain localities and to drain and protect the same from overflow for sanitary purposes," approved May 17, 1907, in force July 1, 1907, as subsequently amended, be and the same is hereby further amended to read as follows:

$ 17. The board of trustees shall have power to levy and collect taxes for corporate purposes. Such taxes shall be levied by ordinance specifying the purposes for which the same are required, and a certified copy of such ordinance shall be filed with the county clerk of the county in which said district was organized, on or before the second Tuesday in August, as provided in section 122 of the general revenue law. After the assessment for the current year has been equalized by the State Board of Equalization, said board of trustees shall, as soon as may be, ascertain and certify to such county clerk the total value of all taxable property lying within the corporate limits of such district in cach of

said counties in which said district is situated, as the same is assessed and equalized for State and county purposes for the current year; and it shall be the duty of said clerk to ascertain the rate per cent which, upon the total valuation of all such property, ascertained as aforesaid, would produce a net amount not less than the amount so directed to be levied; and said clerk shall, without delay, certify under his hand and seal of office to the county clerk of such other county, in which a portion of said district is situate such rate per cent; and it shall be the duty of each of said county clerks to extend such tax in a separate column upon the books of the collector or collectors of the State and county taxes for said counties, against all property in their respective counties, within the limits of said district. All taxes so levied and certified shall be collected and enforced in the same manner, and by the same officers as State and county taxes, and shall be paid over by the officers collecting the same, to the treasurer of the sanitary district, in the manner and at the time provided by the general revenue law. The aggregate amount of taxes levied for any one year, exclusive of the amount levied for the payment of bonded indebtedness and interest thereon, shall not exceed the rate of one and one-third per centum upon the aggregate valuation of all property within such district, subject to taxation therein, as the same was equalized for State and county taxes for the current year: Provided, that an amount not exceeding an additional two per centum of such valuation may be levied and collected hereunder, if the question of making such additional levy shall have been previously submitted to the legal voters of said district upon not less than three weeks' notice, published as provided in section 2 hereof and a majority of the votes cast shall be in favor thereof: Provided, further, that in all cases where any such board of trustees has heretofore certified to the county clerk the said total value of all taxable property in any such district, in the manner and at the time provided in this section, such act of said board of trustees shall be deemed and held legal and valid: Provided, further, that said taxes herein provided to be levied shall not be included in the aggregate of all the 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, and Acts amendatory thereof.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

SCHOOLS. $ 1. Amends section 189, Act of 1909.

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Emergency. $ 189. Tax levy-rate.

(HOUSE BILL No. 85. APPROVED APRIL 3, 1919.) An Act to amend section one hundred eighty-nine (189) of an Act

entitled, An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools," approved and in force June 12, 1909, as subsequently amended.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section one hundred eighty-nine (189) of an Act entitled, “An Act to establish and main

ain a system of free schools," approved and in force June 12, 1909, is subsequently amended, be amended so that said section shall read as follows:

$ 189. For the purpose of establishing and supporting free schools for not less than seven months in each year and defraying all the expenses of the same of every description; for the purpose of repairing and improving school houses, or procuring furniture, fuel, libraries and apparatus, and for all other necessary incidental expenses in each district, village or city, anything in any special charter to the contrary notwithstanding, the directors, the board of education and the authorities of such village or city, as the case may be, shall be authorized to levy a tax annually upon all the taxable property of the district, village, or city, not to exceed, except as hereinafter stated, one and one-half per cent for educational purposes and one and one-half per cent for building purposes, upon the valuation to be ascertained by the last assessment for the State and county taxes: Provided, that any sum expended or obligation incurred for the improvement, repair or be of school buildings and property, shall be paid from that portion of the tax levied for building purposes. No election or petition shall be necessary to authorize the levy of a tax for the repair and improvement of school buildings or grounds or for the payment of any special tax or special assessment levied upon such property. But if the directors or board of education in any district shall desire to levy or cause to be levied more than one and one-half per cent for educational purposes, such directors or board may levy or cause to be levied annually for educational purposes, a tax in excess of one and one-half per cent but not more than two per cent, and for building purposes such a percentage that the aggregate levy shall not exceed three per cent: Provided, however, that if the directors or board of education in any district not governed by any special act in relation to free schools, now in force by which no tax limit is imposed, shall desire to levy or have levied more than two per cent but not more than three per cent for educational purposes, such directors or board may, by resolution stating the percentage so desired, cause a proposition for an assent thereto to be submitted to the voters of such district at any general or school election or at a special election called for such purpose, and if at such election a majority of the votes cast on said proposition shall be in favor thereof, the directors or board of education of such district may thereafter until such authority is revoked in like manner, levy or cause to be levied annually for educational purposes a tax in excess of two per cent but not exceeding the percentage mentioned in said proposition, and for building purposes such a percentage not exceeding one and one-half per cent that the aggregate levy for both educational and building purposes shall not exceed four per cent; proposed changes in such percentage for educational purposes, either to increase or decrease the same, but not below two per cent nor above three per cent, may be submitted or caused to be submitted at any time and from time to time to the voters of such district at any such election either at the instance of such directors or board of education or by petition for that purpose addressed to such directors or board and signed by at least five per cent

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