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of all expenditures, contracts entered into, work done, and obligations outstanding or contracted for at the date of the making of each report. The Governor shall cause the books and affairs of said commission to be audited in each year by an accountant or accountants employed by him for that purpose, and the cost of such audit shall be paid as a part of the cost of the work authorized by this Act, upon vouchers approved by the Governor.

§ 15. There shall be included in and added to the tax levied for State purposes a direct annual tax for such amount as shall be necessary to pay and sufficient to pay the interest on each bond issued under this Act as it falls due, and to pay and sufficient to pay and discharge the principal of each of such bonds at par value as they fall due. The rate of such annual tax shall be fixed by the officers charged by law with fixing the rate for State taxes on the valuation of real and personal property in this State subject to taxation, as provided by law. The tax imposed as herein provided shall be assessed, levied and collected in the manner prescribed by law and shall be paid by the several county treasurers into the treasury of the State. The proceeds of such tax shall be invested by the State Treasurer in securities in which he is authorized by law to invest the trust and sinking funds of the State and together with the interest arising therefrom, any premium received on the sale of said bonds and interest accruing on deposits of money received from the sale of said bonds and from miscellaneous sources shall constitute a sinking fund known as the Waterway Sinking Fund. Said fund shall be used solely for the purpose of paying the principal and interest of bonds issued in accordance with the provisions of this Act; and to the application of which sinking fund to the payment of said bonds and interest, and to the payment in full of which said bonds and the interest, the faith of the State of Illinois is hereby pledged.

§ 16. Said commission shall have power from time to time to develop and to lease any water power created by the water passing through said waterway or canal, subject to the following conditions:

Before any such lease shall be made, at least sixty (60) days' public notice of the intending letting shall be given by publication in a daily newspaper published in the city of Springfield and also at least one in the city of Chicago, and three others elsewhere in Illinois, and such other notice as the commission shall deem best. The said commission shall require the bids to be accompanied by security, and may reject all bids not satisfactory to them and readvertise until they receive satisfactory bids; whereupon they shall lease said power to the highest responsible bidder. No lease shall be for a period exceeding ten (10) years, but the said commission may provide for not more than one (1) extension of any lease for a further period of ten (10) years at a rent to be fixed by appraisal to be made by three (3) disinterested appraisers, to be selected or appointed in such manner as shall be provided in the lease. Said commission shall also have power to lease from time to time any of the lands or lots acquired by said commission, upon the same terms and subject to the same limitations as are hereinbefore provided in regard to water power: Provided, that after such lease or leases

shall have been so entered into, the same shall by such commission be transmitted to the Governor; unless such lease or leases is or are ratified by the Governor, then the same shall have no binding force and effect on either party thereto.

§ 17. Said commission shall establish and collect reasonable rates of toll for the use of said waterway, and all tolls, rents and other moneys received by the said commission, from the operation of the aforesaid public works, shall be deposited in the State treasury as a part of the aforesaid waterway sinking fund, which shall be kept and used to meet the interest and principal falling due upon said bonds, and to be used by said commission in its discretion, in buying up for cancellation any of said bonds before maturity at not more than the par value thereof, together with accrued interest thereon. The method of disbursing the said waterway sinking fund shall be the same as is hereinbefore provided for the disbursement of the proceeds of the said bonds: Provided, the use of said canal or waterway and locks shall be free for transportation of any property of the United States or persons in their service passing through the same.

$ 18. When the said waterway shall have been completed in conformity with the provisions of this Act, and paid for with the proceeds of bonds authorized to be sold under the provisions of section twelve (12) hereof, and said bonds shall have been paid either out of the earnings of said waterway or by the State, or both, then the said channel, or so much thereof as shall have been completed, shall be tendered to the Government of the United States for navigation uses, conditioned upon the obligation or agreement of said Government to maintain the channel as a waterway free from tolls for navigation and to operate and maintain the locks free of cost to the State of Illinois. For all uses other than navigation the channel and its appurtenances shall be, and forever remain, the property of the State of Illinois.

§ 19. This Act shall not be construed to interfere with the prerogatives and duties of the Rivers and Lakes Commission, otherwise than as herein provided.

§ 20. This Act shall in no wise and in no manner disturb or oust the "Illinois and Michigan Canal” as a legal entity and existing institution, until such time as the said Illinois Waterway shall be completed, pursuant to the terms of this Act, and neither shall this Act, nor the operation thereunder interfere with the operation and conduct of the said Illinois and Michigan Canal, as at present carried on and conducted, save only and except so much as may be necessary in the construction proposed under this Act, and then only when absolutely necessary, until the said Illinois Waterway shall be completed, as provided by this Act. And, pursuant to the above, the present commissioners of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, and other officers and appointees thereof, or their successors in office, shall continue in office as said commissioners of said Illinois and Michigan Canal, clothed with the same power and authority as at present vested in them, until said Illinois Waterway shall be completed, as provided herein.

§ 21. All Acts and parts of Acts in so far as they are in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.

§ 22. If any section, subdivision, sentence or clause of this Act is for any reason held invalid or to be unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Act.

APPROVED June 18th, 1915.

CAPITOL BUILDING-REPAIR AND RE-ARRANGEMENT OF INTERIOR. § 1. Appropriates $50,000.

$ 3. How drawn. § 2. Commission to direct work named.

(HOUSE BILL NO. 912. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1915.) An Act for an appropriation for the repair and re-arrangement of the

interior of the Capitol Building. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the sum of fifty thousand ($50,000) dollars or so much thereof as shall be necessary be and hereby is appropriated for the repair and re-arrangement of the interior of the House of Representatives, the Senate Chamber, the committee rooms of the General Assembly, the fifth and sixth floors of the Capitol, the purchase and installation of elevators, the repair of the roof, and for such other alterations and repairs in the Capitol Building as are necessary.

§ 2. The work contemplated by this Act shall be done under the direction of a commission consisting of the President of the Senate the Speaker of the House the President pro tem of the Senate of the Fortyninth General Assembly, and one member of the House of Representatives of the Forty-ninth General Assembly designated by the Speaker and the Secretary of State, and shall be done at their discretion.

$ 3. Upon presentation of itemized vouchers signed by not less than three (3) members of the commission hereby appointed, the Auditor of Public Accounts shall draw his, warrants upon the State Treasurer for the sum herein appropriated and the State Treasurer shall pay the same out of any funds in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED June 28th, 1915.

CENTENNIAL MEMORIAL BUILDING AND SITE. $1. Commission created.

$ 31. Sale of buildings or materials. $2 Officers of commission.

§ 4. When appropriation shall become available. $ 3. Commission to acquire lands described for § 5. Appropriates $125,000 and proceeds of sale of use of State-vested with power of eminent

buildings and materials. domain.

$ 6. How drawn. (SENATE BILL No. 345. APPROVED JUNE 29, 1915.) AN ACT to create a commission to acquire for the use of the State

certain real estate to sell the buildings and materials now on said premises and to erect a Centennial Memorial Building thereon and to make an appropriation therefor.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That a commission, to be known

as the Centennial Building Commission, consisting of the Governor, Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction, chairman of the State Art Commission, president of the State Historical Society and president of the board of trustees of the Historical Library and two persons, not more than one of whom shall belong to any one political party, to be appointed by the Governor, is hereby constituted with full power to carry out the provisions of this Act.

§ 2. It shall be the duty of the said commission to meet and organize as soon as practicable after this Act shall take effect by electing one of their number chairman and another secretary.

§ 3. The said commission shall by gift, purchase, condemnation or otherwise proceed to acquire for the use of the State the property in the city of Springfield, Illinois, bounded on the north by the Capitol grounds, on the east by Second Street, on the south by Edwards Street, and on the west by Spring Street (a) which track [tract] in detail embraces the following lots and parcels of ground, lots one to eight inclusive of Thomas Lewis second addition to the city of Springfield, Illinois, the lot known as the old Edwards school lot at the northeast corner of Spring and Edwards Streets, lots 43, 44 and 46 of the assessor's subdivision; lots one to ten, inclusive, of E. A. Wilson's fourth addition to the city of Springfield, Illinois, and further including all streets, alleys and private ways included within the bounds above given; and said commission is hereby vested with the power to obtain the said site, under the eminent domain law of this state, including the right to condemn all public and private rights in any part of said real estate now used for a public purpose.

§ 3a. Said commission is further authorized and empowered to dispose of, either at public or private sale, to the best and highest bidder, for the purpose of removal, any buildings or materials now on said premises, and to turn any sum or sums so received, less the actual cost of said sale or sales, into the State treasury of the State of Illinois.

84. The appropriation hereinafter made shall not become available, except as to such part thereof as may be required for the uses of said commission other than for the purchase by condemnation or otherwise of real estate, until the citizens of the city of Springfield, or some one in their behalf, shall secure in a manner satisfactory to said commission that the sum of $100,000.00 will be placed at the disposal of said commission to be used by it in part payment of said real estate.

§ 5. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act there is hereby appropriated the sum of $125,000.00 and in addition thereto all such additional sum or sums as may be received from the sale of buildings or materials now on said premises.

§ 6. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and empowered to draw warrants upon the State Treasurer for all or any part of the sum hereinbefore appropriated, upon vouchers signed by the chairman and secretary of said commission and approved by the Governor.

APPROVED June 29th, 1915.

CHARITABLE-STATE INSTITUTIONS, ORDINARY. Preamble.

$ 2 How drawn. $ 1. Appropriates $4,153,274.07 for first year and

$4,557,508.73 for second year for ordinary
expenses.

(HOUSE BILL No. 930. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1915.) An Act making appropriations for the ordinary and other expenses of

the State charitable institutions herein named. WHEREAS, section 14 of "An Act to revise the laws relating to charities," approved June 11, 1912, in force July 1, 1912, provides that it is the duty of the Board of Administration, with the approval of the Governor, to present the needs of the several institutions under the care of said board to the Legislature, and it is, under said Act, the further duty of the fiscal supervisor and all other members of the Board of Administration, to present to the Legislature and to the Governor all such information regarding appropriations asked for as may be required; and

WHEREAS, all the ordinary or maintenance appropriations for such institutions shall be made to the Board of Administration, to be used for the several institutions according to their varying needs; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Administration has presented the needs of the several institutions hereinafter named for the ordinary or maintenance appropriations for the two years beginning July 1, 1915, as follows: ELGIN STATE HOSPITAL.

FIRST YEAR. SECOND YEAR. For ordinary operating expenses

$301,517.40 $312,819.50 For ordinary repairs and improvements..... 34,230.00 34,055.00 For ordinary care and improvement of grounds 1,956.00 1,946.00

KANKAKEE STATE HOSPITAL. For ordinary operating expenses..

$522,692.10 $552,274.80 For ordinary repairs and improvements..... 62,592.00 62,272.00 For ordinary care and improvement of grounds 2,445.00 2,432.50

PSYCHOPATHIC INSTITUTE, KANKAKEE. For ordinary operating expenses.

.$ 19,505.23 $ 19,810.28 JACKSONVILLE STATE HOSPITAL. For ordinary operating expenses..

$348,383.16 $326,169.06 For ordinary repairs and improvements..... 24,450.00 24,325.00 For ordinary care and improvement of grounds 1,956.00 1,946.00

ANNA STATE HOSPITAL. For ordinary operating expenses. .

$304,940.40 $308,246.40 For ordinary repairs and improvements..... 24,450.00 24,325.00 For ordinary care and improvement of grounds 1,956.00 1,946.00

WATERTOWN STATE HOSPITAL, For ordinary operating expenses.

. $296,091.46 $267,333.70 For ordinary repairs and improvements..... 23,472.00 23,352.00 For ordinary care and improvement of grounds 1,956.00 1,946.00

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