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of the voters of such district, ascertained by the vote cast at the last preceding general or school election in said district; and such directors or board of education shall levy or cause to be levied no tax in exo-ss of two per cent for educational purposes that shall not be authorized by the voters of the district at an election as herein provided.

§ 2. Whereas an emergency exists, this Act shall take effect fro:] and after its passage, and approval.

APPROVED April 3, 1919.

SCHOOLS-ILLINOIS STATE TEACHERS' PENSION AND RETIREMENT

FUND.

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(SENATE BILL NO. 136. APPROVED JUNE 23, 1919.) An Act to amend an Act entitled, An Act to establish and maintain

a system of free schools," approved and in force June 12, 1909, l subsequently amended, by amending section 211 thereof.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That an Act entitled: “An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,” approved and in force June 12, 1909, as subsequently amended be and the same is hereby amended, by amending section 211 thereof, to read as follows:

$ 211. On the first Monday in January, annually, the Auditor of Public Accounts shall apportion the common school fund in the manner following:

(a) There shall be set aside annually by the Auditor from the common school fund of the State and paid into the State treasury for the maintenance and administration of the Illinois State Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund, an amount sufficient to meet all the demands made upon said pension and retirement fund, in accordance with the provisions of an Act entitled, "An Act in relation to an Illinois State Teachers' Pension ard Retirement Fund,” approved May 27, 1915, which amount until otherwise provided by law shall be equal to one-fifth of one mill upon each dollar of the assessed valuation of all the taxable property of the State exclusive of cities and school districts not coming under the provisions of the State Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund Act, provided, that that portion of the common school fund apportioned to cities or school districts not coming under the provisions of said Act shall not be diminished or affected by the provisions of this section. The Auditor shall draw his warrants quarterly upon the State Treasurer for payments from the Illinois State Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund, upon the presentation of proper vouchers as provided by law.

(b) There shall be set aside by the Auditor and paid by him to the State Treasurer annually from the common school fund, an amount equal to one-fifth of one mill upon each dollar of the assessed valuation

of all taxable property of the State within any city and school district coming under the provisions of an Act entitled, “A [An] Act to enable any board of school inspectors or any body or board of officials which governs or has charge of the affairs of any school district having a population of not fewer than ten thousand (10,000) and not more than one hundred thousand (100,000) inhabitants and governed by special Acts of the General Assembly of this State and in such other districts as may hereafter be ascertained by any special or general census to have such population and which school districts are also governed by like special Acts to establish and maintain a Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund," approved June 27, 1913, as amended. The monies set aside as provided in this subdivision shall be taken only from that part of the common school fund which under the law would otherwise be distributable to the counties wherein a teachers' pension fund is or may be established under the above named Act of June 27, 1913, and the Auditor shall draw his warrants upon the State Treasurer proportionately for the respective cities and school districts payable to the treasurer of the board of school inspectors and to all other boards of directors, hoards of education and boards of school inspectors in such cities or districts in accordance with the provisions of the Act above named, who shall credit such sums so paid to him or them to the teachers' pension and retirement fund under the provisions of said Act of June 27, 1913.

(c) There shall be set aside by the Auditor annually and paid into the State treasury the aggregate of all amounts payable from the State school fund as and for compensation for county superintendents of schools, as provided in an Act entitled, "An Act concerning fees and salaries and to classify the several counties of this State with reference thereto.” approved March 29, 1872, as amended, and the Auditor shall draw his warrants upon the State Treasurer quarterly for the payment to the several county superintendents of their compensation as fixed by law.

(d) When any State institution is located in a school district having fewer than one thousand inhabitants, and the State owns oneeighth or more of the total land area of such district, and pupils, who are members of families employed in said institution, attend the public school in said district, there shall be set aside by the Auditor annually and paid into the State treasury the sum hereinafter named, and the Auditor shall draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer for the payment of said sum to the board of directors of said school district. Said amount shall equal the sum which said land owned by the State would be required to pay in taxes, if privately owned, based upon the tax rate for school purposes in said district, computing the value per acre at the average value per acre of the equalized assessed value of all the land assessed in said district: Provided, that annually on or before the first Monday in December of each year, the president and secretary of said board of directors of said district shall certify to the Auditor of Public Accounts the following matters :

A— The name of the State Institution.
B—The total land area of said district in acres.

C—The total ownership of the land of the State in acres.
D— The total equalized assessed value of all the land in said district.
E—The rate of tax levy for said district for said year.

F—The number of pupils who are members of families employed in such State Institution.

(e) The remainder of said fund shall be apportioned to each county in proportion to the number of persons in each county under the age of twenty-one years, as ascertained from the next preceding State or Federal census, and the Auditor shall issue an order upon the county collector to pay to the county superintendent of schools the amount of such order out of the funds collected by him not otherwise appropriated by law and take the county superintendent's receipt for the same.

APPROVED June 23, 1919.

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SCHOOLS.
Amends section 189, Act of 1909.

$ 189. Tax levy--rate. (SENATE BILL NO. 422. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.) An Act to amend section one hundred eighty-nine (189) of an Act en

titled, “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 eightynine (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, 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 not withstanding, 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 per cent for educational purposes and one per cent for building purposes, upon the valuation to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes: Provided, that any sum expended or obligation incurred for the improvement, repair or benefit 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 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 per cent, but not more than one and one-third per cent, and for building purposes

such a percentage that the aggregate levy shall not exceed two per cent. Provided, however, that if the director [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 one and one-third per cent, but not more than two per cent for educational purposes, such directors or board may, by resolution stating the percentages 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 the 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 one and one-third per cent but not exceeding the percentage mentioned in said proposition, and for building purposes such a percentage not exceeding one per cent that the aggregate levy for both educational and building purposes shall not exceed two and two-thirds per cent; proposed changes in such percentage for educational purposes, either to increase or decrease the same, but not below one and one-third per cent nor above two 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 of the voters of such district, ascertained by the vote cast at the last preceding general or school election in said district; and such directors or board of education shall levy or cause to be levied no tax in excess of one and one-third per cent for educational purposes that shall not be authorized by the voters of the district at an election as herein provided.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

SCHOOLS.

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Amends section 94, Act of 1909.

$94.

Board of education of

non-high school dis-
trict-powers and duty
--tax levy-not to ex-
ceed two-thirds of one
per centum-certificate
orders for payment
of
tuition

reports expenses.

(SENATE Bill No. 521. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.) An Act to amend section 94 of an Act, entitled, “An Act to establish

and maintain a system of free schools," approved and in forcé 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 94 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, be and the same is hereby further amended to read as follows:

$94. The board of education of a non-high school district shall have the following powers and it shall be its duty:

First. To levy a tax annually upon all the taxable property such non-high school district, not to exceed two-thirds of one per cart upon the valuation to be ascertained by the last assessment for Stait and county purposes, for the purpose of paying the tuition of all eigt. grade graduates residing within such non-high school district, atten ing any two, three or four year recognized high school. Such tar ler shall be certified and returned to the county clerk on or before the first Tuesday in October. The certificate shall be signed by the presider: and secretary of the board and may be in the following form, to-wit:

CERTIFICATE OF Tax LEVY. We hereby certify that we require the sum of....., dollars to be levied as a special tax to pay the tuition of graduates vi the eighth grade residing in the non-high school district of..

...county, on the equalized assessed valuation of the ta valole property of our non-high school district. Signed this.. ..day of...

19....
A...
.B.,

President.
C..
..D.

Secretary A failure to certify and return the certificate of tax levy to the county clerk in the time required shall not vitiate the assessment.

Second. To issue orders on the county treasurer on or before the first Tuesday of May of each year for the payment of the tuition of eighth grade graduates residing within such non-high school district attending a recognized high school, provided such attendance shall be certified to said board by the board of education of the high school attended. Such orders shall be payable out of any funds belonging to said non-high school district.

Third. To make such reports as may be required by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and by the county superintendent of schools.

Fourth. To pay election expenses and other necessary incidental expenses out of the funds of the non-high school district.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

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(SENATE BILL No. 556.

APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.) Ax Act to amend sections 210 and 211 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 Asembly: That sections 210 and 211 of an Act entitled, “An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools"

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