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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. § 2. 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 iollows: § 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 authorties 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 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 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 "irectors 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 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 from and after its passage, and approval.

APPROVED April 3, 1919.

SCHOOLS-ILLINOIS STATE TEACHERS PENSION AND RETIREMENT FUND.

§ 1. Amends section 211, Act of 1909. § 211. Apportionment of coinmon school fund teachers' pensions – c o m pens a tion of county superintend ents — State institutions—counties.

(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, do 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 and 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 appor: tioned 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. y (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 (iO,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 Mistributable to the counties wherein a teachers' pension fund is or may he 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, boards 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 o Several county superintendents of their compensation as fixed y law. (d). When any State institution is located in a school district *ing fewer than one thousand inhabitants, and the State owns one"ighth or more of the total land area of such district, and pupils, who * members of families employed in said institution, attend the public *hool in said district, there shall be set aside by the Auditor annually old paid into the State treasury the sum hereinafter named, and the Auditor shall draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer for the pay"nt of said sum to the board of directors of said school district. Said "ount 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 " school purposes in said district, computing the value per acre at the werage Yalue per acre of the equalized assessed value of all the land tood in said district: Provided, that annually on or before the first o in December of each year, the president and secretary of said "rd of directors of said district shall certify to the Auditor of Public *\nts the following matters: *-The name of the state Institution. 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.

SCHOOLS. § 1. 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 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 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 educa: tional 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

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