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culture with a fee of one ($1.00) dollar for renewal, and must be accompanied by affidavit from owner that said animal is free from contagious, infectious or communicable disease. § 9. The department shall have the right at any time to take cognizance of any complaint, written or verbal, reporting unsoundness of any licensed stallion or jack, and require an examination by a veterinarian if deemed necessary, and [in] case said stallion or jack upon such examination is found to be unsound under the law, to revoke the license; also, to investigate at any time any fraud which may have been perpetrated or attempted in connection with an application for license certificate or affidavit of soundness, and when such cases arise, the department is authorized to revoke the license or take such other action as the facts in the case may warrant. § 10. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof before any magistrate, justice of the peace, or other judicial officer of the county wherein the violation is committed, shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty-five ($25.00) dollars and not exceeding one hundred ($100.00) dollars for each offense. All fines shall be for the use of the State of Illinois. § 11. The funds accruing from the above named fees and fines shall be turned into the State treasury at the times and in the manner provided by law. . § 12. It shall be the duty of the Department of Agriculture to make an annual report, including financial statement of its activities under this Act, to the Governor of the State, and to enforce this law. § 13. An Act to regulate the public service of stallions in Illinois, approved June 10, 1909, in force January 1, 1910, is hereby repealed. APPROVED June 21, 1917.

SHEEP KILLED BY DOGS-OWNER—LIABILITY.

§ 1. Amends sections 1, 2 and 5, adds § 2b. Dogs tresspassing — ausections 1a. 2a, 2b, 2c, and 10 - thority to kill. Act of, 1879.

§ 2C. Poison—for dogs. § 1. Assessor to make list.

§ 5. Proof of damages—pro§ 1a. License tax. ceedings — record –

owner solvent.

§ 2. License fee.

§ 10. Refusal to comply with § 2a. Owner liable. Act—penalty.

§ 2. Title amended. (House BILL No. 885. FILED JUNE 28, 1917.)

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to indemnify the owners of sheep in cases of damage committed by dogs, approved May 29, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, as subsequently amended, by amending the title thereto, by amending sections 1, 2 and 5 thereof, and by adding five new sections to be known as sections 1a, 2a, 2b, 2c and 10.” SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That an Act entitled, “An Act to indemnify the owners of sheep in cases of damage committed by dogs,” approved May 29, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, as subsequently amended, be and the same is hereby amended, by amending the title thereto, by amending sections 1, 2 and 5 thereof, and by adding five new sections to be known as sections 1a, 2a, 2b, 2C, and 10 to read as follows: Section 1. That each county and township assessor in this State, when making assessment, shall, annually, make a list of the names of all persons who own or keep a dog or dogs and set opposite the name of such owner or keeper the number of dogs he or she has in his or her possession or that is or are kept on his or her premises, stating whether male, or sterilized or unsterilized female, which list shall be returned by such assessor to the county clerk of the county in which said list is taken, as soon as the assessment is completed. § 1a. It shall be the duty of the assessor when making out the lists as provided in the foregoing section, to deliver to the owner or keeper of every dog license, a metallic tag, stamped with the year for which the list is made, and the name of the county in which issued, and the owner or keeper of every such dog shall cause to be placed upon the neck of each dog so owned or kept, a substantial collar provided with the means of attaching thereto a metallic tag as herein provided. It shall be the duty of the county clerk of each county to provide the tags herein mentioned and to keep a record of license tags delivered to each assessor, and the number returned at the time of returning the list, by such assessor. Any person becoming the owner of a dog after the assessment has been returned by the assessor, and any owner of a dog who for any reason the assessor has failed to list, may at any time apply to the county clerk and procure such license tag, by paying to such clerk the license fee herein provided. § 2. The county clerk shall charge upon the collector's book against the name of each person reported and returned as the owner or keeper of a dog or dogs as a license fee the sum of one dollar for each male or sterilized dog, and three dollars for each unsterilized female dog owned or kept by such person, which fee shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as taxes upon personal property. In counties not under township organization, the collector shall pay the amount received from the licenses aforesaid to the treasurer of his county, and in counties under township organization, the sum so collected in each town shall be paid by the collector to the supervisor of his town: Provided, such supervisors shall not be required to give any new bond for such license fee, but such supervisor and his sureties shall be liable on his original bond as supervisor in the same manner and to the same extent as they now are for other moneys received by such supervisor by virtue of his office. Provided, further, that section 1, section 1a, and section 2 of this Act shall not apply to the owners or keepers of dogs who reside within the limits of a city or village having a population of 100,000 or more according to the last preceding Federal or State census in which the licensing of dogs is now or may hereafter be provided for by ordinance. § 2a. The owner or keeper of any dog or dogs shall be liable in an action on the case for all damages that may accrue to any person by reason of any dog or dogs killing, wounding or chasing any sheep belonging to such other person or persons, and when the amount of damages does not exceed two hundred dollars the same may be recovered in an action before a justice of the peace. § 2b. If any person shall discover any dog or dogs in the act of killing, wounding or chasing sheep, or shall discover any dog or dogs under circumstances that satisfactorily show that the dog or dogs have been recently engaged in killing, wounding or chasing sheep for the purpose of killing them, such person is authorized to immediately pursue and kill such dog or dogs. Any dog or dogs trespassing on the premises where sheep are kept and not accompanied by their owner or keeper, may be killed while so trespassing, and it shall be lawful to kill unlicensed dogs after the first of June, 1918. § 2C. Every person owning or keeping sheep may, in the exercise of reasonable care and with good intentions, put out poison on the premises owned or occupied by such person where sheep are kept, to kill sheepkilling dogs. § 5. No person having sheep killed as aforesaid shall be entitled to receive any portion of the fund herein provided for unless he appear before the supervisor of the town in which the sheep are killed or injured or before a magistrate in counties not under township organization, within not less than ten nor more than forty days after the sheep are killed or injured, and make affidavit stating the number of sheep killed or injured, the amount or damages and owner or owners of dog or dogs if known. All damages shall be proven by not less than two (2) witnesses, who shall be freeholders of the county, and such supervisors or magistrates are hereby authorized to administer oaths in such cases, and shall keep a record in each case of the names of owners and the amount of damage proven and the number of sheep killed or injured. And in case the owner of the dog or dogs is insolvent, the county or town, as the case may be, shall not pay such damages out of such fund. Provided, the damages allowed in no event shall exceed fifteen dollars per head for such sheep killed or injured. § 10. Any person who shall refuse or neglect to comply with any of the provisions of this Act, shall be fined in any sum not less than five dollars and not more than ten dollars. § 2. The title of said Act is hereby amended to read as follows: “An Act provided for the licensing of dogs and for the payment of damages done by dogs to sheep, out of the proceeds of the license fees.” FILED June 28, 1917.

This bill having remained with the Governor ten days, Sundays excepted, the General Assembly being in session, it has thereby become a law. Witness my hand this twenty-eighth day of June, A. D. 1917. Louis L. EMMERson, Secretary of State.

SHEEP KILLED–INDEMNITY TO OWNERS.

§ 1. Amends section 5, Act of 1879. § 2. As amended, increases amount of damages which may be allowed per head for sheep killed.

(House BILL No. 15. APPROVED MARCH 28, 1917.)

AN ACT to amend section 5 of an Act entitled, “An Act to indemnify the owners of sheep in cases of damage committed by dogs,” approved May 29, 1879, in force July 1, 1879. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 5 of an Act entitled, “An Act to indemnify the owners of sheep in cases of damage committed by dogs,” approved May 29, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, be amended to read as follows: § 5. Any person having sheep killed as aforesaid, shall not be entitled to receive any portion of the fund herein provided for, unless he appear before the supervisor of the town in which the sheep are killed or injured or before a magistrate in counties not under township organization, within forty days after the sheep are killed or injured, and make affidavit, stating the number of sheep killed or injured, the amount of damages and owner or owners of dog or dogs, if known. All damages shall be proven by not less than two (2) witnesses, who shall be freeholders of the county, and such supervisors or magistrates are hereby authorized to administer oaths in such cases, and shall keep a record in each case of the names of owners and the amount of damages proven and the number of sheep killed or injured. In case the owner of the dog or dogs is solvent, the county or town, as the case may be, shall not pay such damages out of such fund. Provided, the damages allowed in any event shall not exceed ten ($10) dollars per head for such sheep killed or injured. APPROVED March 28, 1917.

APPROPRIATION.

AGRICULTURE–COUNTY FAIRS AND AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES.

§ 1. Appropriates $110,000 per annum— § 2. How drawn. distribution under Act of 1883.

(House, BILL No. 610. APPRoved MAY 5, 1917.)

AN ACT making an appropriation for county fairs or other agricultural societies of the State of Illinois.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the sum of one hundred ten thousand dollars ($110,000) per annum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby appropriated to county fairs or other agricultural societies of the State of Illinois, said appropriations to be divided between such county fairs or agricultural societies which have complied with the conditions prescribed by section 7 of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to the Department of Agriculture, agricultural societies and agricultural fairs, and to provide for reports of the same,” approved June 23, 1883, in force July 1, 1883, and all Acts amendatory of said section.

§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrants upon the State Treasurer for the moneys herein appropriated in favor of the several county fairs or agricultural societies of this State which shall have complied with the provisions of section 7 of the Act referred to herein, and the certificate of the State Board of Agriculture, signed by its president and attested by its secretary and approved by the Governor shall be required by the Auditor of Public Accounts as proof of such compliance.

APPROVED May 5, 1917.

AGRICULTURE–STATE BOARD AND KINDRED SOCIETIES-FIFEMANS" ASSOCIATION.—GRAND ARMY HALL AND MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION.— GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC.

§ 1. Agricultural appropriation, etc. (H) Fo A s so c i a ti on, 2,000.00. (A) State Board of Agriculture, $162,280.00. (I) Grand Army Hall and Me

morial As so c i a ti o n,

(B) Bee - Keepers' Association, $5,000.00.
$2,000.00.
(J) Grand Army of the Repub-
(C) Pło n's Association, lic, $2,000.00.

(K) F a rm ers' Institute s, (D) Po, ...Association, $60,100.00.

§ 2. County Farmers' Institutes. (E) Live Stock Breeders' Asso

ciation, $3,000.00. § 3. Aid to County Farmers' Institutes. (F) Academ of Sci e n c e , § 4. Officer of County Farmers' Institute $2,000.00. not to receive compensation.

(G) H or t i cultural Society, § 5. Appropriation how drawn.
$11,000.00.

(House BILL No. 853. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1917.)

AN ACT making an appropriation in aid of the State Board of Agriculture, the State Bee-Keepers' Association, the Illinois Dairymen's Association, the Illinois State Poultry Association, the Illinois Live Stock Breeders’ Association, the Illinois State Academy of Science, the Illinois State Horticultural Society, the Illinois Firemen's Association, the Grand Army Hall and Memorial Association, the Grand Army of the Republic of the Department of Illinois, and the Illinois Farmers' Institute and County Farmers' Institutes. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the following named sums, or so much thereof as may be necessary, respectively, for the purposes hereinafter named, be and are hereby appropriated to the boards, societies, associations and organizations following, to-wit: (A) To the State Board of Agriculture the sum of one hundred, sixty-two thousand, two hundred and eighty dollars ($162,280.00) for the two years beginning July 1, 1917, and ending June 30, 1919, to be

used as follows:

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