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$ 14. The board of examiners of land surveyors shall keep a record, which shall be open to public inspection at all reasonable times, of its proceedings relating to the issuance, refusal, renewal, suspension and revocation of certificates of registration. This record shall also contain the name, number, place of business and residence, and the date and number of the certificate of registration of each registered land surreyor in this State.

$ 15. Out of the funds collected as examination fees and otherwise, the board of examiners shall first pay all the expenses of carrying out this Act, including stationery, postage, clerk hire and traveling expenses incurred in the discharge of their official duties, and out of any remaining funds a salary of not more than $10 per day to each examiner for the time actually employed in the business of the board and in necessary travel to and from meetings. Any accumulation of funds more than $200 above the estimated expenses of the current year shall be paid into the county treasury, subject to draft thereafter for the necessary expenses of the commission, whenever such expenses shall exceed the receipts . for the year.

$ 16. Any Illinois licensed land surveyor may take the evidence, under oath or affirmation, of witnesses, whose evidence may be useful in establishing any part of a survey; he may take an attest by his seal acknowledgement of plats and other documents relating to real estate, in the manner provided for notaries public.

$ 17. All plats and certificates thereto under the hand and seal of a licensed surveyor shall be received in evidence in all courts in this State, and shall be entitled to be recorded in the county wherein the land affected thereby lies, subject always to any statutory provisions relating to the approval, recording and filing of plats of subdivision and dedication.

$ 18. The board of examiners shall issue permits to surveyors of other states to practice within the counties of this State affected by this Act when they present credentials showing that they have been admitted to practice under registration or licensed laws of their own states.

$ 19. All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION.

TOWN MEETING, ETC. 1. Amends section 7 of Article VII,

$ 7. Ballot boxes polling Act of 1874.

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town meetings. (HOUSE BILL No. 499. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.) An Act to amend section 7 of Article VII of an Act entitled: “An Act to revise the law in relation to township organization," approved and in force March 4, 1874, as amended.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 7 of Article VII of

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an Act entitled: "An Act to revise the law in relation to townsko organization,” approved and in force March 4, 1874, as amended, amended to read as follows:

The town shall supply a suitable ballot box or boxes, to it kept and used in like manner as ballot boxes in other elections. In incorporated towns or incorporated villages whose limits are co-extensive with the limits of a town, or in any organized town where the number of voters at the last preceding general election exceeded four hundreu and fifty, the county board may require one or more additional ballo: boxes and places for the reception of votes to be provided which placer shall be selected with reference to the convenience of the electors of the town, and the county board, in such cases, shall designate at which of said polling places the miscellaneous business of the town shall be transacted, and shall appoint three persons in each precinct to serve as judges of election: Provided, however, that in towns which lie wholly within the limits of an incorporated city, and in any town whose territorial limits are co-extensive with the territorial limits of any incorporated city, village or incorporated town, the common council of such city or the board of trustees of such incorporated village or town shal! divide such towns into election precincts, and designate the voting place in. each precinct, and appoint three judges of election for each precinct, who may be the same persons as are appointed as judges of election for city, town or village officers held on the same day; and shall also designate the place where the miscellaneous business of the town shall be transacted. In such towns it shall be lawful to print or write the names of candidates for city and township officers, on one balloi. and use only one ballot-box at each voting place. And in all town: that are thus divided into voting precincts, it shall be the duty of the town clerk, or if there be no town clerk, it shall be the duty of the county clerk to post up, in three of the most public places of the town. a notice of each of the places in the town where the county board, city council or board of trustees has directed and required the election to be held, and of the place designated for the transaction of the miscellaneous business of the town. The town meeting for the transaction of such miscellaneous business in such town shall be held at the hour of two o'clock in the afternoon of said day. At such meeting a moderator shall be chosen to preside, by the electors present, and the town clerk shall act as clerk of said meeting, and keep a record of the proceedings thereof. The judges of election, in their respective precincts, shall cause two persons having similar qualifications with themselves to act as clerks of such election, and said judges and clerks shall conduet such election as nearly as may be in accordance with the general election laws of this State so far as applicable, except that no registration of voters shall be required; and immediately upon closing the polls, they shall canvass the votes polled in the manner provided in the general election law of the State, and make a written statement or certificate of the number of votes cast at such election for each person voted for, and the office for which such person received such votes, and shall within fortyeight hours thereafter cause such certificate and the poll-lists, together

with the ballots cast at such election to be separately sealed up and transmitted to the clerk of the town. The supervisor, together with the assessor and town clerk, shall, within five days thereafter, meet and canvass said returns and declare the result of said election: Provided, further, that this Act shall not be construed in any manner to amend, modify or repeal any of the provisions of an Act entitled: "An Act regulating the holding of elections and declaring the result thereof in cities, villages and incorporated towns in this State," approved June 19, 1885, nor shall the provisions of this Act apply to or affect any city, village or incorporated town that has, by vote of the electors thereof adopted the provisions of the Act last hereinabove mentioned.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

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An Act to amend section 3 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for

the manner of issuing warrants upon the treasurer of the State, or of any county, township, city, village or other municipal corporation and jurors' certificates," approved June 27, 1915, in force July 1, 1913.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 3 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the manner of issuing warrants upon the treasurer of the State, or of any county, township, city, village or other municipal corporation and jurors' certificates," approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, is amended to read as follows:

$ 3. Every warrant issued under this Act shall bear interest, payable only out of the taxes aganist (against] which it shall be draw!, at the rate of six per centum per annum, from the date of its issuance until paid, or until notice shall be given by publication in a newspaper or otherwise, that the money for its payment is available, and that it will be paid on presentation unless a lower rate of interest shall be specified therein, in which case the interest shall be computed and pail at said lower rate. All jurors' certificates shall hereafter be issued in conformity with the provisions of this Act. The application of this Act, however, shall not relate to school districts.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

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(HOUSE BILL NO. 469. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.) An Act to amend an Act entitled An Act creating a Rivers and Lakes

Commission for the State of Illinois, and defining the duties and powers thereof," approved June 10, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, as subsequently amended, by amending sections eighteen, twenty-three, twentyfour, twenty-six and twenty-nine thereof and by adding a new section to be known as section thirty.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That an Act entitled “An Act creating a Rivers and Lakes Commission for the State of Illinois, and defining the duties and powers thereof,” approved June 10, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, as subsequently amended, be, and the same is hereby amended, by amending sections eighteen, twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-six and twenty-nine to read as follows:

$ 18. It shall be unlawful to make any fill or deposit of rock, earth, sand, or other material, or any refuse matter of any kind or description, or build or commence the building of any wharf, pier, dolphin, boom, wier, breakwater, bulk-head, jetty, or other structure, or to do any work of any kind whatsoever in any of the public bodies of water withia the State of Illinois, without first submitting the plans, profiles, and specifications therefor, and such other data and information as may be required, to the Department of Public Works and Buildings of the State and receiving a permit therefor signed by the Director of said Department and authenticated by the seal thereof; and any person, corporation, company, city, or municipality, or other agency, which shall do any of the things above prohibited, without securing a permit therefor as above provided, shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars or imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding one year, or may in the discretion of the court be punished by both fine and imprisonment. Any structure, fill, or deposit erected or made in any of the public bodies of water of this State, in violation of the provisions of this section, is hereby declared to be a purpresture and may be abated as such at the expense of the person, corporation, company, city, munici

ality, or other agency responsible therefor, or if, in the discretion of aid Department of Public Works and Buildings, it be decided that aid structure, fill, or deposit may remain, said department may fix such ule, regulation, requirement, restrictions, or rentals or require and compel such changes, modifications and repairs as shall be necessary to protect the interests of the State. If deemed in the public interest, said Department of Public Works and Buildings may, for the purpose of establishing uniform shore lines upon Lake Michigan or other streams or lakes of this State, permit fills of rock, earth, or sand to be placed inside a wall or breakwater so constructed as not to permit the escape of such materials into such lake, river, or stream, and said Department is hereby authorized to require of applicants for such permits such contracts or to impose such restrictions as shall fully protect the interests of the State. Wherever the terms public waters, public bodies of water, or streams and lakes are used or referred to in this Act, they shall be construed to mean all open public streams (except as to any sanitary district channel now constructed or being constructed) and lakes capable of being navigated by water craft, in whole or in part, for commercial uses and purposes, and all lakes, rivers, and streams which in their natural condition were capable of being improved and made navigable, or that are connected with or discharge their waters into navigable lakes or rivers within, or upon the borders of the State of Illinois, together with all bayous, sloughs, backwaters, and submerged lands that are open to the main channel or body of water and directly accessible thereto.

$ 23. It shall be the duty of the Department of Public Works and Buildings to maintain stream gauge stations, and to make careful investigations of the streams of the State with reference to the carrying capacity of all such streams in times of flood and under normal conditions; to prevent the carrying capacity of streams to be limited and impaired by fills, deposits, obstructions, encroachments therein or bridges over same, to an extent where the same cannot safely dispose of the flood waters which may naturally, lawfully and properly be discharged therein; to require such changes in bridges across any navigable wate:'s or streams, or bodies of water made navigable, necessary to meet the dimands of navigation and commerce thereon. If the capacity of any stream is limited and impaired by reason of any of the Acts or construction in this Act provided, so as to constitute a menace to property along the course of said stream or safety of the people of the State, or results in damage, overflow, or an interruption to navigation, said Department of Public Works and Buildings, shall take such action is may be required, by injunction or otherwise, to prevent such encroachments or the erection of such structures, or compel the removal or modification of same. It shall be unlawful for any person, persons, corporations, counties, cities, municipalities, or other agency to make any fill, deposit or encroachment in, or erect any bridges, over any of the streams of this State, until plans, profiles and specifications, and other data which may be require1, have been first filed with the said Department

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