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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.
§ 1. A mends section 94, Act of 1909. $ 9.4. Board of education of non-high school district—powers and duty —tax levy—not to exceed 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 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 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 of such non-high school district, not to exceed two-thirds of one per cer upon the valuation to be ascertained by the last assessment for Sto and county purposes, for the purpose of paying the tuition of all eigo grade graduates residing within such non-high school district, atter: ing any two, three or four year recognized high school. Such tax le" shall be certified and returned to the county clerk on or before the firs: 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 v. the eighth grade residing in the non-high school district of..........
- - - - - - - - - - county, on the equalized assessed valuation of the taxable 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 o'
eighth grade graduates residing within such non-high school district
attending a recognized high school, provided such attendance shall b. certified to said board by the board of education of the high sched attended. Such orders shall be payable out of any funds belongin: 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 superintend. ent 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.
SCHOOLS. § 1. Amends sections 210 and 211, Act § 211. Apportionment o of 1909. common school foo —teachers' pens:0so — tax rate — co§ 210. State school fund — pensation of count State to pay in- superintendents terest. - State institutions
counties. (SENATE BILL No. 556. APPRoved JUNE 30, 1919.)
AN ACT to amend sections 210 and 211 of an Act entified. “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."
pproved and in force June 12, 1909, as subsequently amended, be and he same are hereby further amended to read as follows: § 210. The common school fund of this State shall consist, until otherwise provided by law, of the proceeds of a one and one-third mill tax levied annually upon each dollar of the equalized assessed value of all the property in the State; the interest on the school fund proper, which fund is three per cent upon the proceeds of the sales of public lands in the State, one-sixth part excepted; and the interest on the surplus revenue distributed by Act of Congress and made part of the common school fund by Act of the Legislature, March 4, 1837. The interest on the school fund proper and the surplus revenue shall be paid by the State annually at the rate of six per cent, and shall be distributed as provided by law. § 211. On the first Monday in January annually, the Auditor of Public Acounts 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 Ilinois 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 two-fifteenths (2/15) of one mill upon each dollar of the assessed valuation of all taxable property of the State exclusive of cities and school districts not coming under the provision 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 two-fifteenths (2/15) 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: “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 moneys 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 of may be established under the above named Act of June 27, 1913, and the Auditor shall draw his warrants upon the State Treasurer protionately for the respective cities and school districts payable to to 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 pass 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 shal. draw his warrants upon the State Treasurer quarterly for the paymes: . the several county superintendents of their compensation as fixed by a W.
(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 ratt 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: And provided further, that when the State acquires or has heretofore acquired by condemnation, or property subject to condemnation, any improvements, switch tracks, and rolling stock in connection therewith, the equalized value of which at the time of acquisition by the State is $15,000.00, or in excess thereof, there shall be added to said sum so computed, an additional sum which said improvements, switch tracks, and rolling stock connected therewith, would be required to pay in taxes, if privately owned, based upon the tax rate for school purposes in said district; and if said improvements, switch tracks and rolling stock should decrease in value or become valueless, such facts shall be determined in the usual manner of assessment of property for tax purposes. 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 Pubic 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 disrict. E.—The rate of tax levy for said district for said year. F.—The number of pupils who are members of families employed in said State institution. G.—The assessed equalized value of improvements, switch tracks, or rolling stock. (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 Fedoral 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 30, 1919.
SEWAGE I, ISPOSAL.
§ 1. Amends section 12. Act of 1917. - $ 12. Taxes for corporate pur
poses — not to exceed one-third of one per centum–additional tax when authorized by electors—levy, certification and election — interest on deposits.
(SENATE BILL No. 523. APProved JUNE 30, 1919.)
AN Act to amond section 12 of an Act entitled, “An Act to create samitary districts and to provide for sewage disposal,” approved June 22. 1917, in force July 1, 1917. SECTIox 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois. 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 22, 1917, in force July 1, 1917, 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. provided, however, that a like sum in addition thereto may he levied when such additional tax has been anthorized by the legal voters of soch district at an election doy called therefor. Sooch occoon so be coerned by the terms of this Act relating to elections he'd to decode rin the proposition of issuing bonds of said district. Said board shall cause the amount rooired to be raised by taxation in each year to be certified to the county clerk on or before the second