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to enforce the claims of the State with respect to any securities deposited by an approved bank. § 13. The State Treasurer shall designate one or more active depositaries. The money deposited with inactive depositaries shall be used only when that deposited in active depositaries is insufficient. § 14. The interest on deposits of moneys made under the provisions of this Act shall be computed upon the average daily balance of all classes of funds on deposit, and shall be remitted to the State treasury on or before the first Monday of each calendar month. § 15. A bank approved as a depositary shall cease to be an approved bank, and shall be disqualified by the State Treasurer: (1) Upon its failure to deposit securities with the State Treasurer ; (2) Upon its failure or refusal to pay over public moneys or any part thereof; (3) Upon its becoming insolvent or bankrupt, or being placed in the hands of a receiver; (4) Upon a showing of unsatisfactory financial condition through a report made to, or an examination made by, the Comptroller of the Currency or the Auditor of Public Accounts. § 16. Each depositary shall on or before the first Monday of each month render to the State Treasurer a statement in duplicate showing separately the daily balances or amounts of moneys held by it under the provisions of this Act during the calendar month then next preceding; and the amounts of accrued interest thereon, one copy of which statement shall be filed in the office of the State Treasurer, and the other in the office of the Auditor of Public Accounts. Such statement shall contain a certificate that no other fees, perquisities or eruoluments have been paid to or held for the benefit of any public officer or any other person, or on account of the deposit of such moneys, and that no contract or agreement of any kind whatsoever has been entered into for the payment to any public officer, or any other person, of any fee, perquisite or emolument on account of the deposit of such moneys. Such statement shall be verified by the oath of the cashier or of an assistant cashier of the bank. $ 17. The State Treasurer shall keep in his office a record showing his account with each depositary, active or inactive, with entries therein showing the dates and amounts of each deposit, rate of interest. withdrawals and date of each, and balance on deposit. Each account shall show the date and amount of interest received during each interest paying period. Such record shall at all times be open to public inSpection. § 18. The State Treasurer shall make a monthly report to the Governor giving a detailed statement of the balances on deposit is the several banks, and the amount paid by each such bank as interest on moneys so deposited. Such statement shall contain the name of each bank, and the amount in such bank subject to draft at the close of business on the last day of the month for which the report is made, and on the last day of the month noxt procoding.

§ 19. Nothing in this Act contained shall be held to prevent the State Treasurer from withdrawing any, or all, of the moneys so deposited, for the purpose of paying the appropriations and obligations of the State, nor to prevent his transferring moneys from one deposi-lo tary to another, and nothing herein contained shall in any way affect the duty of the State Treasurer to keep a correct and accurate account of all moneys received and to pay out same only on authority of law; but the State Treasurer shall, as heretofore, be personally responsible for the faithful accounting of all moneys paid to him as State Treasurer. $ 20. No bank, or other depositary, holding moneys depositeji therewith by the State Treasurer, in accordance with the provisions of: this Act, or otherwise, and no officer of any such bank, or other person, shall pay to, withhold for the benefit of, or contract in any manner for the payment to such State Treasurer, or to any other person for him, of any interest, or other fee, perquisite, or emolument, on account of the deposit of such moneys, except such interest as shall be paid to such State Treasurer for the benefit of the State. § 21. The making of a personal profit or emolument by the State Treasurer out of any public moneys by loaning, depositing, or otherwise using or disposing of the same in any manner whatsoever, shall be deemed a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary for a term of not less than one year, nor more than ten years. § 22. No securities, deposited with the State Treasurer, shall be removed from the State treasury except under the terms of this Act. : The misappropriation or use of such securities, otherwise than as prescribed in this Act, shall be deemed a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary for a term of not less than one, nor more than ten years. The State Treasurer shall be liable upon his official bond for any loss or misappropriation of securities so deposited. § 23. Any State official or other person who wilfully violates any provision of this Act, for which a penalty is not otherwise prescribed, or who wilfully neglects or refuses to perform any duty imposed upon such person by the terms of this Act, shall be fined not more than ten thousand dollars, for the benefit of the State, or be imprisoned in the penitentiary for not more than two years, or shall be punished by both such fine and imprisonment. $ 24. The following Act is hereby renealed, such appeal to take effect February 1st, 1921: “An Act to provide for the deposit of State moneys by the State Treasurer and for the payment of interest on same, and to make an appropriation for the cost of the State Treasurer's official bond, or bonds of the employees of his office, approved March 7th, 1908, in force July 1, 1908.” APPROVED June 28, 1919.

STATUTES. ACT IN FRELATION TO CONSTRUCTION OF STATUTES. : i 1. Amends section 1, Act of 1874. § 1. Definition of terms used.

- (Hous E BILL No. 96. APPROVED MAY 21, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend section 1 of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to the construction of the statutes,” approved March 5, 1874, in force July 1, 1874. * SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 1 of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to the construction of the statutes,” tool March 5, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, be amended to read as ollows: § 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That in the construction of all statutes now in force, or which may hereafter be enacted, the following rules shall be observed, unless such construction would be inconsistent with the manifest intent of the Legislature or repugnant to the context of the same statute, that is to say: First—All general provisions, terms, phrases and expressions shall be liberally construed in order that the true intent and meaning of the Legislature may be fully carried out. Second—Words in the present tense include the future. Third—Words importing the singular number may extend and be applied to several persons or things, and words importing the plural number may include the singular. Fourth—Words importing the masculine gender may be applied to females. Fifth–The word “person” or “persons” as well as all words referring to or importing persons, may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate as well as individuals. Sixth–The words “insane person” and “lunatic” shall include every idiot, non compos, lunatic, insane or distracted person; and the word “spendthrift” shall include every person who is liable to be put \nder guardianship on account of excessive drinking, gaming, idleness or debauchery. Seventh—The words “county board” shall apply to the board of County commissioners in counties not under township organization, and the board of supervisors in counties, under township organization, and to the board of commissioners of Cook County. Eighth—The terms “sheriff”, “coroner,” “constable,” “clerk,” or other words used for an executive or ministerial officer, may include any deputy or other person performing the duties of such officer, either generally or in special cases and the words “county clerk” shall be held to include clerk of the County Court, and the words “clerk of the County Court” to include “county clerk.”

Ninth—Words purporting to give a joint authority to three or more public officers or other persons shall be construed as giving such authority to a majority of such officers or persons. Tenth—The word “month” shall mean a calendar month, and the word “year,” a calendar year unless otherwise expressed; and the word “year” alone, shall be equivalent to the expression “year of our Lord.” Eleventh—The time within which any Act provided by law is to be done shall be computed by excluding the first day and including the last. unless the last day is Sunday, and then it shall also be excluded. Twelfth—The word “oath” shall be deemed to include an affirmation, and the word “sworn” shall be construed to include the word “affirmed.” Thirteenth—The word “wills” includes codicils. Fourteenth—The word “State,” when applied to different parts of the United States, may be construed to include the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words “United States” may be con- . strued to include the said district and territories. Fifteenth—The words “written” and “in writing” may include printing and any other mode of representing words and letters; but when the written signature of any person is required by law to any official or public writing or bond, required by law, it shall be in the proper handwriting of such person, or in case he is unable to write, his proper mark. Sixteenth—The word “highway,” “road” or “street” may include any road laid out by the authority of the United States, or of this State, or of any town or county of this State, and all bridges upon the same. Seventeenth—The word “heretofore” shall mean any time previous to the day on which the statute takes effect; and the word “hereafter.” at any time after such day. Eighteenth—The term “laws now in force,” and words of similar import, shall mean the laws in force at the time the Act containing the words shall take effect. Nineteenth—The term “court” includes justices of the peace as well as all courts of record. Twentieth—The words, “general superintendent of police,” “secretary of the general superintendent of police,” “assistant general superintendent of police,” “first deputy superintendent of police,” “chief of police,” “assistant chief of police,” “city marshal,” “assistant city marshal,” “deputy city marshal,” “chief of detectives,” “assistant chief of detectives,” and all “captains,” “lieutenants,” “detective sergeants,” “second-class sergeants,” “sergeants,” “inspector of police,” “detectives.” “patrolmen,” “operators” and “civilian” or “plain clothes policemen” and “assistant identification inspector,” shall mean “policemen employed and in the service of a munitipality,” and the term “police force” shall be construed to include such persons in the employ of a municipality as members of the department of police, who are or shall hereafter be appointed and sworn as policemen. Twenty-first—The terms “bonds or public stocks issued or created by the United States,” “bonds of the United States,” “stocks or bonds of the United States,” “stocks of the United States,” or words of similar

nport, shall include bonds issued under the provisions of the Act cf ongress, approved July 17, 1918, entitled “An Act to provide capital Jr agricultural development, to create standard forms of investment ased upon farm mortgages, to equalize rates of interest upon farm lans, to furnish a market for United States bonds, to create investment epositories and financial agents for the United States and for other urposes.” APPROVED May 21, 1919.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS.

REGULATION AND LICENSING OF.

1. Unlawful to practice without § 10. When certificate may be refused,

license—partnership. etc.—notice—public hearing. 2. When regarded as practicing. § 11. When certificate issued to nonresident. 3. Who exempt.

4. Qualifications necessary. § 12. Fees.

- 13. Department of Registration and 5. Application to be made to De- § partment of Registration and Education may adopt rules and

Education regulations. 5. Examinations. § 14. What constitutes misdemeanor— penalty.

7. When Department of Registra- tion and Education shall issue $ 15. Department of Hegistration and Certificate. Education to keep record.

3. Certificate to be displayed in s 16. Repeal. conspicuous place—seal.

§ 17. Act to be known as “The Illinois 9. Renewal. Structural Engineering Act.”

(House, BILL No. 248. APPRoved JUNE 24, 1919.)

As Act to revise the law in relation to the regulation of the practice of structural engineering. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, *Presented in the General Assembly: That it is unlawful for any person to Practice, or to attempt to practice, structural engineering, without a Certificate of registration as a registered structural engineer, issued by the Department of Registration and Education, pursuant to the pro"slon of “An Act in relation to the civil administration of the State *rnment, and to repeal certain Acts therein named”, approved March 7, 1917, in force July 1, 1917. It shall be lawful, however, for a corporation to prepare drawings, plans and specifications for buildings and structures, as defined in *ction 2 of this Act, which are constructed, erected, built or their construction supervised by the corporation, if the chief executive officer or *aging agent of the corporation in this State is a registered structural ongineer. One or more registered structural engineers may lawfully enter into partnership with one or more registered architects.

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