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An Act to establish an American Indian Day. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois represented in the General Assembly: That the fourth Friday of September of each year is hereby designated "American Indian Day", to be observed throughout the State as a day on which to hold appropriate exercises in commemoration of the American Indians.
APPROVED June 28, 1919.
BOARDS OF EDUCATION-ELECTION. § 1. Amends sections 126 and 126a,
§ 126a. Ballots-no electionAct of 1909.
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rejection violation penalty.
An Act to amend sections 126 and 126a of an Act entitled, “An Act to
establish and maintain a system of free schools”, approved and in force June 12, 1909, as amended.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Sections 126 and 126a of an Act entitled, “An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools", approved and in force June 12, 1909, as amended, are amended to read as follows:
§ 126. The election of boards of education shall be governed by the provisions of this Act relating to the election of boards of directors: Provided, however, that boards of education shall have power to establish a suitable number of voting precincts, and fix the boundaries thereof for the accommodation of the voters of the district in which such election is held, in each of which voting precincts there shall be one polling place designated by the board. Whenever the board of education shall establish more than one voting precinct for such election they shall appoint two judges and one clerk for each polling place, assigning so far as practicable at least one member of such board to each polling place. When the time for the election of members of boards of education or boards of inspectors is fixed by virtue of any special Act, such election may be held at the time provided for the election of school directors.
The nominations of candidates for the offices of president and members of the board of education shall be made only by petition. All petitions shall be filed with the secretary of the board of education at least twenty days before the day of election. All petitions shall be signed by at least 10 per cent of the legal voters of the district but not to exceed 50 such signatures shall be required to make valid any petition. The names of candidates shall be printed in the order in which the petitions are filed with the secretary.
Any person whose petition is rejected as to form or substance shall receive from the secretary of the board personal notice, either verbally or by mail, not later than eighteen (18) days before the date of the election, stating the cause of such rejection, and the petitioner shall have the right to appeal to the county superintendent of schools but such appeal shall not be entertained unless perfected at least 15 days before the day of election. Such appeal shall be deemed perfected upon filing with the county superintendent of schools a written statement, signed hy the aggrieved party, requesting the county superintendent of schools to review the decision rejecting the petition of such aggrieved party. ['pon demand by the county superintendent of schools it shall be the duty of the secretary immediately to transmit to the county superintendent of schools the petition of the person so perfecting such appeal, together with a statement of the reasons for the rejection thereof. Tho county superintendent of schools shall cause his decision with reference to such appeal to be transmitted to the secretary of the board of education not less than 10 days before the day of election. If the county superintendent of schools shall find that the petition of the person so perfecting such appeal is good and sufficient in law, the name of such person shall be printed on the ballot in the order in which the petition of such person was filed with the secretary. Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not to exceed six months.
126a. The ballots to be used at the election held for the selection of a president and members of the board of education shall be furnished by the district and shall be in form substantially as follows: FOR PRESIDENT, TO SERVE FOR ONE YEAR
Vote for One
For Two MEMBERS TO SERVE FOR THREE YEARS
Vote for Two
The voter shall make a cross-mark in the square preceding the name or names of the candidate or candidates of his choice and the ballot shall be
Such election shall be held under the Australian ballot system a provided in the general election laws and as detailed in section 22 and section 23 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the printing ani distribution of ballots at public expense, and for the nomination of candidates for public offices to regulate the manner of holding elections. and to enforce the secrecy of the ballot”, approved June 22, 1891, in force July 1, 1891, at the school house or such other place as shall bit designated by the proper officers in the notice of election.
Any person who shall do any electioneering, or who shall solic: votes on election day within any polling place, or within one hundred feet of any polling place, or who shall interrupt, hinder or oppose an voter while approaching the polling place for the purpose of voting. shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall Lt punished by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each offense.
APPROVED June 21, 1919.
Adds section 7 to Act of 1879.
BONDS-DIRECTORS AND BOARDS OF EDUCATION TO ISSUE. $ 1.
§ 7. May sell bonds for pur
pose of paying
--to be recorded. (HOUSE BILL NO. 115. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.) An Act to amend an Act entitled: “An Act to provide for the appoint
ment of school directors, and members of the board of education in certain cases, approved May 29, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, as amended by subsequent Acts,” by adding one new section known as section seven, whereby school directors and boards of education in certain school districts are empowered to issue, negotiate, and sell bonds and use the proceeds derived therefrom for the payment of warrants and any and all interest accrued and accruing thereon which shall have been issued prior to January 1, 1920, in anticipation of tares levied for school purposes.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Minois, represented in the General Assembly: That an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the appointment of school directors, and members of the board of education in certain cases, approved May 29, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, as amend (amended] by subsequent Acts,” be amended by adding a new section known as section 7.
Any school district to which the Act of which this is an amendment applies shall have the power to issue, sell, and negotiate its negotiable coupon bonds and use the proceeds derived therefrom for the purpose of paying the amount of principal of interest bearing warrants and any and all interest accrued and accruing thereon which shall have been issued by such district or in behalf thereof prior to January 1, 1920, in anticipation of any taxes levied and assessed for educational or building purposes. And upon the payment of said warrants or any thereof from the proceeds of the issue, sale and negotiation of bonds under the power herein given, the taxes in anticipation of
which said warrants so paid shall have been issued to the extent of the total principal of said warrants and interest thereon shall be used by the school district or school authorities entitled to such taxes when collected for the purposes for which said taxes were levied and assessed. any and all bonds which shall be issued hereunder shall be issued in such form and in such denomination, payable at such place and at such time or times, not to exceed twenty (20) years from the date of issue, and shall bear interest at such rate not exceeding, however, the rate of five per centum per annum, payable semi-annually, as the school directors or boards of education issuing such bonds shall by resolution prescribe. Provided, however, that school directors and boards of education of any such school district shall not incur any indebtedness hereunder by the issue of bonds which together with other outstanding indebtedness of such school district exceeds in the aggregate five percentum on the valuation of taxable property in such school district to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes previous to the incurring of such indebtedness. All bonds issued hereunder shall be signed before being issued, negotiated, and sold, by the president of the school directors or the board of education of the school district for the benefit of which said bonds shall be issued, and attested by the clerk, secretary, or such other person as the school directors or board of education of such school district may designate, and said bonds shall be countersigned by the treasurer of such school district, and shall be numbered and registered by such treasurer in a book provided for such purpose. Such treasurer shall record the exact amount for which each bond shall be issued, negotiated, and sold, and when any bond shall be paid, such treasurer shall duly cancel the same and enter into the register opposite to the record of such bond the date, month, and year when said bond was paid. Nothing contained in this Act shall take away, limit, or abridge the right and power of any school district to which said Act of which this is an amendment is applicable, from issuing thereunder interest bearing warrants in anticipation of any taxes levied and assessed for educational or building purposes.
APPROVED June 28, 1919.
An Act lo amend section 13 of an Act entitled, “An Act to establish
and maintain a system of free schools," approved and in force June 12, 1909, as amended.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Section 13 of an Act entitled: "An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,” approved and in force June 12, 1909, as amended, is amended to read as follows:
$ 13. Whenever the bond of any township treasurer approved by the trustees of schools, as required by law, shall be delivered to the county superintendent of schools, he shall carefully examine the same, and if the instrument is found to be in all respects according to law, and the securities good and sufficient, he shall endorse his approval thereon, and file the same with the papers of his office; but if the bond is in any respect defective, or if the penalty is insufficient, he shall return it for correction. When the bond shall have been received and filed, the superintendent shall, on demand, deliver to the township treasurer, a written statement certifying that his bond has been approved and filed, and that the township treasurer is entitled to the care and custody, on demand, of all moneys, bonds, mortgages, notes and securities, and all books, papers and property of every description belonging to the township.
It shall also be the duty of the county superintendent of schools to make true and correct copies of all bonds of township treasurers, which have been approved by him and which are on file in his office, and mail the same by registered mail to the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
APPROVED June 12, 1919.
CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS. $1. Amends sections 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13,
$ 8. Examining board for 15 and 20, Act of 1913.
examinations, rules, $ 2. Requirements for State
etc. - county supercertificates.
intendents to make
Fees for county exchange,
amination. 8 6. Requirements for
$ 15. Definitions. county certificates.
8 20. Recognition and honor 8 7. County "Provisional"
of certificates of anand "Emergency"
(HOUSE BILL No. 375. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.) An Act to amend sections 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 15 and 20 of an Act entitled,
“An Act to provide for the certification of teachers", approved June 28, 1913, in force July 1, 1914, as amended.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois. represented in the General Assembly: That sections 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 15 and 20 of an Act entitled: “An Act to provide for the certification of teachers” approved June 28, 1913, in force July 1, 1914, as amended, are hereby amended to read as follows:
$ 2.' State certificates granted by the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the requirements for the same shall be as follows:
First-A four year elementary school certificate valid for teaching and supervising in the elementary schools and in the first and second years of the high school of any district in the State for which the requirements shall be: (1) Graduation from a recognized high school and