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and paid out of any moneys which shall from time to time be provided for the payment of such claims. In case the claimant and the Department of Public Works and Buildings cannot agree on the amount of such damages, the question shall be submitted to arbitration. The claimant shall select one arbitrator and the Department of Public Works and Buildings shall select another. If the arbitrators so selected cannot agree, then the two arbitrators shall select a third arbitrator. In case the two arbitrators cannot agree upon a third arbitrator, then the resident judge, or if there be none, the presiding judge of the Circuit Court of the county wherein the damage arose shall select such third arbitrator. The decision of a majority of such arbitration board shall be binding and conclusive upon the State and the claimanit. The compensation of the arbitrators shall be fixed by the Department of Public Works and Buildings in advance of appointment and such compensation shall be paid by the State. All claims for damages to persons or property shall be filed with the Department of Public Works and Buildings within five years after the jury complained of. § 25. In case the Department of Public Works and Buildings shall construct such waterway or its appurtenances, or any part or parts thereof, by the direct employment of services, labor, materials and equipment, the State shall be liable for accidental injuries or death suffered by any employee arising out of and in the course of his employment, the amount of such liability to be ascertained by reference to the provisions of the Act commonly called the “Workmen’s Compensation Act.” The Court of Claims shall have and exercise jurisdiction over all claims for compensation hereunder and shall make and file its finding and determination in each case. § 26. The police rules and regulations prescribed by the Department of Public Works and Buildings shall be posted in at least twentyfive of the most prominent places along the route of such waterway in each county through which such waterway passes. Such rules and regulations shall also, within ten days after they are promulgated, be published at least once in a newspaper in each city or village situated along the route of such waterway, if a newspaper is published in such city or village. No rule or regulation imposing any fine, penalty or forfeiture shall take effect until ten days after it is so posted and published. The certificate of the publisher, with a written or printed copy of such rules and regulations annexed, stating the number of times when the same shall have been published and the dates of the first and last papers containing the same, shall be sufficient evidence of the publication therein set forth. Such rules may be proved by a copy thereof certified by the Department of Public Works and Buildings. § 27. The gross or total proceeds, receipts and income arising from the operation, management and maintenance of “The Illinois Waterway” and its appurtenances, including all receipts from the utilization or lease of water power, shall be covered into a special fund in the treasury which shall be known as “The Waterway Maintenance Fund.” 28. If any section, subdivision, sentence or clause in this Act
shall be held to be invalid, the invalidity thereof shall not affect the remaining parts of this Act.
§ 29. The following Act is hereby repealed: An Act entitled. “An Act to provide for the construction of a deep waterway or canal to be known as the Illinois Waterway, from the water plant of the Sanitary District of Chicago at or near Lockport, in Will County, Illinois, to a point in the Illinois River at or near Utica, in LaSalle County, Illinois, to provide for the issuance of bonds to pay for said deep waterway, to provide for the development and utilization of the water power that may be generated from the water flowing through said waterway, to create a commission to be known as the Illinois Waterway Commission, and to make an appropriation to carry out the provisions of this Act,” approved June 18, 1915; in force July 1, 1915.
APPROVED June 17, 1919.
ILLINOIS WATER WAY-ISSUANCE OF BONDS. § 1. Execution and delivery of bonds. § 5. Taxes in payment of how levied. § 2. Bonds—denomination—rate of in- § 6. Establishes “The Water way
terest—when due. Fund. § 3. Form of bond and coupon. § 7. Repeal. § 4. To be executed and sold as
(SENATE Brill, No. 290. APPROVED JUNE 17, 1919.)
AN ACT authorizing the issuance of bonds of the State of Illinois for the construction of “The Illinois Waterway,” including the erection and equipment of power plants, locks, bridges, dams and appliances and providing for the payment thereof. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois. represented in the General Assembly: That the Governor and Secretary of State are hereby authorized and directed to have prepared and from time to time to execute and deliver to the State Treasurer bonds of the State of Illinois to the amount of twenty million dollars ($20,000,000.00) for the purpose of constructing a deep waterway from the present water power plant of the Sanitary District of Chicago at or near Lockport in the county of Will, to a point in the Illinois River at or near Utica, including the erection and equipment of power plants, locks, bridges, dams and appliances. § 2. Said bonds shall be known as Illinois Waterway bonds, shall be of the denomination of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) each, numbered from 1 to 20,000 both inclusive, be dated the first day of January 1920, and bear interest, evidenced by coupons, at the rate of four (4) per centum per annum, payable semi-annually, and both principal and interest shall be payable at the office of the State Treasurer. One million dollars ($1,000,000.00) in amount of said bonds shall become due on the first day of January in each of the years 1921 to 1940 both inclusive: § 3. The said bonds and coupons shall be in substantially the following form:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA No. . . . . . . . . . . . . STATE of ILLINois $1000. ILLINOIs WATER WAY BOND
KNow ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTs that the State of Illinois acknowledges to owe and for value received hereby promises to pay to bearer, or to the registered owner, if registered, the sum of ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.) on the first day of January 19...., with interest on said sum from the date hereof at the rate of four (4) per centum per annum, payable semi-annually, on presentation and surrender of the annexed interest coupons as they severally become due. Both principal and interest of this bond are hereby made payable in gold coin of the United States of America of the present standard of weight and fineness, at the office of the Treasurer of the State of Illinois in the City of Springfield, Illinois; and for the prompt payment of this bond and the interest thereon the full faith, credit and resources of the State of Illinois are hereby irrevocably pledged. This bond is one of a series of like tenor, except maturity, aggregating the sum of twenty million dollars ($20,000,000.00), issued for the purpose of constructing a deep waterway from the present water power plant of the Sanitary District of Chicago at or near Lockport, in the township of Lockport, in the county of Will, to a point in the Illinois River at or near Utica, including the erection and equipment of power plants, locks, bridges, dams and appliances, under the authority of an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois entitled, “An Act authorizing the issuance of bonds of the State of Illinois for the construction of ‘The Illinois Waterway, including the erection and equipment cf power plants, locks, bridges, dams and appliances and providing for the payment thereof,” approved the day of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1919. This bond is subject to registration in the office of the State Auditor as evidenced by the endorsement upon the back hereof, and after such registration the principal of this bond is payable only to the registered owner, his legal representatives or assigns. After being registered this bond may again be made payable to bearer by endorsement hereon, and this bond shall continue subject to registration and to payment to bearer at the option of the holder. The coupons hereto attached shall be and continue payable to bearer. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF the General Assembly of the State of Illinois has caused this bond to be signed by the Governor, sealed with the Great Seal, and attested by the Secretary of State, and the annexed interest coupons to be executed with the facsimile signature of the Secretary of State this first day of January A. D. 1920.
Secretary of State.
On the first day of January 19...., the State of Illinois promises July to pay to bearer twenty dollars ($20.00) in gold coin of the United States of America at the office of the State Treasurer in the City of Springfield, Illinois, for interest due that day on its Illinois Waterway Bond dated January 1, 1920, No. . . . . . . . . . . . Secretary of State.
§ 4. Said bonds shall be signed by the Governor and attested by the Secretary of State with the Great Seal of the State thereto affixed, and the interest coupons attached to said bonds shall be executed with the facsimile signature of said Secretary of State. Said bonds shall be executed from time to time in such amounts as are needed for the purposes of this Act, and shall be lodged with the State Treasurer and when sold and delivered from time to time thereafter shall, at all times and in all places, be taken and deemed to be and remain the valid and binding obligations of the State of Illinois. The State Treasurer shall from time to time sell parcels of said bonds as needed to provide funds for the purposes named in section one (1) of this Act, at such times and in such amounts as shall be in writing requested by the Department of Public Works and Buildings.
§ 5. For the purpose of paying the principal and interest of said Illinois Waterway Bonds the State Auditor shall annually at the time and in the manner that other State taxes are levied and certified, levy and certify sufficient taxes amply to provide for such payment; such taxes to be levied, collected and lodged with the State Treasurer in the same manner as are other State taxes.
§ 6. The proceeds of the sale of bonds shall be covered into the treasury into a special fund to be known as “The Waterway Fund.” The money in the treasury in the present waterway fund is transferred to “The Waterway Fund” provided for in this Act.
§ 7. All previous Acts or parts of Acts authorizing bonds for the Illinois Waterway are hereby repealed.
APPROVED June 17, 1919.
POLLUTION OF STREAMS.
§ 1. Amends section 14, Act of 1911. § 14. Duty of Department of Public works and Buildings regarding pollution of streams etc. — complaints hearing.
(House BILL No. 468. Approved JUNE 28, 1919.)
AN ACT to amend section fourteen of 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. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section fourteen of 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 to read as follows:
§ 14. It shall be the duty of said Department of Public Works and Buildings, to see that all the streams and lakes of the State of Illinois, wherein the State of Illinois or any of its citizens has any rights or interests, are not polluted or defiled. It shall not be lawful for any person, persons, firm, or corporation to throw, discharge, dump, or deposit, or cause, suffer, or procure to be thrown, discharged, dumped, or deposited, any acids, industrial wastes, poisonous effluent or dyestuff, clay or other washings, or any refuse matter of any kind or description containing solids, substance, or matter discoloring or otherwise polluting any navigable lake or river of this State, or lake or river connected with or the waters of which discharge into any navigable lake or river of this State; provided, however, that this shall not be interpreted to prevent the discharge of water flowing from streets and sewers or ordinary household sewage passing therefrom.
Complaints of violations of the provisions of this section shall be made to the Department of Public Works and Buildings of the State of Illinois, which Department is hereby authorized to make investigations, and hold hearings, if necessary, to determine whether or not the complaint is well founded. If said Department shall find said complaint is well founded, it may, upon due and reasonable notice to the persons to be affected thereby and after giving to such persons an opportunity to be heard, make an order prescribing sanitary methods for neutralizing said acids and other poisonous substances, and equipment for separating said solids, refuse, and wastes from the liquid discharges into any of the lakes or streams hereinabove defined, and prohibiting discharges into said lakes or streams until the terms of said order have been complied with.
APPROVED June 28, 1919.
CONTESTED. § 1. Amends section 7, Act of 1872. § 7. Contest—in case of death of person interested. (House, BILL No. 706. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.)
AN Act to amend section seven (7) of an Act entitled, “An Act in regard to wills,” approved March 20, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, as amended. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section seven (7) of an Act entitled, “An Act in regard to wills,” approved March 20, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, as amended, be and the same is hereby amended to tead as follows: