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TRUSTEES-ELECTION, NOMINATION IN TOWNSHIPS OF 20,000 OR OVER. $ 1. Amends section 22, Act of 1909.

$ 22. As amended, provides that trustees

in townships containing over 20,000 inhabitants must be nominated by

petition. (HOUSE BILL No. 134. APPROVED JUNE 23, 1915.)

An Act to amend an Act entitled, An Act to establish and maintain a

system of free schools," approved and in force June 12, 1909, as amended by subsequent Acts, by amending section twenty-two (22) thereof.

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 establish and maintain a system of free schools," approved and in force June 12, 1909, as amended by subsequent Acts, be and the same is hereby amended by amending section twenty-two (22) thereof, so that said section when amended shall read as follows:

$ 22. The election of trustees of schools shall be held, in townships whose boundaries do not coincide with those of towns, on the second Saturday of April, annually. In townships whose boundaries do coincide with those of towns as established under the township organization laws, the trustee or trustees shall be elected at the same time and in the same manner as town officers. In townships in which no election for school trustees has heretofore been held, or in townships in which from any cause there are no trustees of schools, or in case of a vacancy or vacancies, the election of trustee or trustees of schools may be held on any Saturday. No person shall hereafter be nominated for the office of trustee of schools, in townships containing 20,000 inhabitants or over, except by petition signed by at least twenty-five (25) legal voters of the school township in which he is seeking nomination and election filed ten (10) days prior to such election with the township treasurer, or, in case of a first election, with the county clerk. The township treasurer shall, in townships containing 20,000 inhabitants or over, furnish all ballots to be used at the election for trustees, and the name of no candidate shall be printed on such ballots except a petition shall be filed in his behalf as herein provided.

APPROVED June 23d, 1915.

WARRANTS DRAWN IN ANTICIPATION OF TAXES. 1. Amends Act of 1879 by adding sections 5

$ 6. Warrants previously drawn vali. and 6.

dated.

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(HOUSE BILL NO. 4.

APPROVED MAY 19, 1915.) Ax lct to amend an Act entitled, An Act to provide for the appoint

ment of school directors, and members of the board of education in certain cases," approved May 29, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, as amended by subsequent Acts, by adding two (2) neu' sections to be known as sections five (5) and six (6), empowering school directors and boards of education in certain school districts to draw and issue warrants in anticipation of taxes levied by the proper authorities for school purposes and validating warrants theretofore issued by said school directors or boards of education in certain cases.

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 provide for the appointment of school directors, and members of the board of education in certain cases," approved May 29, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, as amended by subsequent Acts, be and the same is hereby amended by adding two (2) new sections to be known as sections five (5) and six (6), as follows:

$ 5. That whenever there is no money in the hands of the treasurer of any school district, to which this Act shall apply, for educational or building purposes, it shall be lawful for the school directors or the board of education of such district to draw and issue warrants against and in anticipation of any taxes already levied for educational or building purposes, to the extent of seventy-five per centum of the total amount of any such taxes levied. Warrants drawn and issued under the provisions of this section shall show upon their face that they are payable solely from said taxes when collected, and not otherwise, and shall be received by any collector of taxes in payment of the taxes against which they are issued, and which taxes against which said warrants are drawn shall be set apart and held for their payment. Every warrant issued under this section shall bear interest, payable only out of the taxes against which it shall be drawn, at a rate not to exceed five 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 the payment of said warrant is available, and that it will be paid upon presentation.

$ 6. All warrants heretofore drawn, issued and disposed of by the school directors or board of education of any school district, to which this Act applies, for educational or building purposes are hereby validated, and in so far as such warrants are outstanding and unpaid, are hereby made legal and valid obligations of the school district or corporate body issuing the same.

$ 2. Whereas, an emergency exists for the immediate taking effect of this Act, therefore it shall be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED May 19th, 1915.

STATE BOARD OF HEALTH.

REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. $1. State Board of Health shall have charge. $ 13. Certificate of birth. § 2. Superintendent of registration.

14. When certificate of birth is filed without

given name-report of prior births. § 3. Registration districts.

15. Physician, midwife, undertaker and sexton $ 4. Local registrars and deputies.

shall register with registrar. 5. Burial permits.

$ 16. Hospitals, almshouses, lying-in and other

institutions to make record. $ 6. Registration of stillbirths.

§ 17. State Board of Health to prescribe form of § 7. What certificate of death to contain.

reports-other duties. $ 8. Death occurring without medical atten- 18. Duties of local registrars. dance-what certificate to contain.

§ 19. Registrar's fees-how and by whom paid. $ 9. Undertaker responsible for obtaining and filing certificate-other duties.

$ 20. Certified copies of record of birth or death

fee. 10. Wording of burial permits.

$ 21. Offenses and penalties. $11. No interments or other disposition of bodies

without burial permit-record to be kept $ 22. Enforcement of Act.
---filing of permít.

$ 23. Repeal. $ 12. Registration of births—who to file certifi

cate.

(SENATE BILL No. 213. APPROVED JUNE 22, 1915.) AN ACT to provide for the registration of all births, stillbirths and

deaths in the State of Illinois, and to repeal an Act entitled, An Act requiring reports of births and deaths, and the recording of the same, and prescribing a penalty for non-compliance with the provisions thereof, and repealing certain Acts therein named," approved May 6, 1903, in force July 1, 1903.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the State Board of Health shall have charge of the registration of births, stillbirths, and deaths throughout the State. The said board shall be charged with the uniform and thorough enforcement of this Act throughout the State, and shall cause to be preserved and kept the originals of all such records in the office of the State Board of Health in the Capitol building at Springfield.

§ 2. That the Secretary of the State Board of Health shall be the superintendent of such registration of births, stillbirths and deaths. The State Board of Health shall, in conformity with the law, provide for such clerical and other assistance as may be necessary for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this Act, and the said board may fix the compensation of persons thus employed within the amounts appropriated therefor by the General Assembly. Suitable quarters shall be provided by the Secretary of State for the registration of births, stillbirths, and deaths, which quarters shall be properly equipped with a fireproof vault and with filing cases for the permanent and safe preservation of all official records returned to said board under this Act.

§ 3. That for the purposes of this Act the State shall be divided into vital statistics registration districts (hereinafter referred to as registration districts), as follows:

Each city, village and incorporated town, and each township in counties under township organization (excepting that portion of the township constituting a separate registration district) and each road district in counties not under township organization (excepting that portion of the road district constituting a separate registration district) shall constitute a registration district.

Whenever, in the opinion of the State Board of Health, it is advisable to subdivide a registration district located in territory outside of cities, villages or incorporated towns of less than 100,000 population, or to combine into one district two or more registration districts located in such territory, such consolidation or subdivision may be effected by such board, and whenever two or more registration districts are consolidated or a registration district is subdivided, the said board shall appoint a local registrar for each such newly created district.

§ 4. That the local registrars for each registration district shall be as follows:

In cities, villages and incorporated towns, the clerk of the city, village or incorporated town shall be the local registrar for the purposes of this Act: Provided, that in cities, villages and incorporated towns in which registration of births, stillbirths or deaths is conducted under local ordinance, the officer of the city, village or incorporated town who is local registrar under such ordinance shall be the local registrar under this Act, and such local registrars shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the State Board of Health and to all the provisions of this Act.

In each township in counties under township organization, excepting those portions of the township constituting a separate registration district, the clerk of the township shall be the local registrar for the purposes of this Act.

In each road district in counties not under township organization, excepting those portions of the road district constituting a separate registration district, the road district clerk shall be the local registrar for the purposes of this Act.

Each local registrar, immediately upon taking office, shall, in conformity with the law, appoint a deputy whose duty it shall be to act in his stead in case of absence, illness or disability, and such deputy shall be subject to all rules and regulations governing local registrars. And when it may appear necessary for the convenience of the people in any registration district, the local registrar, when so directed by the State Board of health, shall appoint, in conformity with the law, one or more suitable persons to act as sub-registrars, who shall act for the registrar in and for such portion of the registration district as may be designated by said State Board of Health, and each sub-registrar shall note over his signature the date on which each certificate was filed with him and shall forward all such certificates to the local registrar of the district within ten days and in all cases before the third day of the following month. All sub-registrars shall be subject to the supervision and control of the State Board of Health and shall be liable to the same penalties as local registrars, as provided in section 21 of this Act.

$ 5. That the body of any person whose death has occurred in the State or which shall have been found therein, shall not be interred or disinterred, deposited in a vault or tomb, cremated or otherwise disposed of, or removed from or into or from place to place in any registration district, nor shall it be temporarily held pending further disposition more than seventy-two hours after death, unless a permit for burial, removal or other disposition thereof shall have been properly issued by the local registrar, deputy or sub-registrar of the registration district in which the death occurred or the body was found. No burial or removal permit shall be issued by any such registrar until, whenever practicable, a complete and satisfactory certificate of death has been filed with him as hereinafter provided : Provided, that when a dead body is transported by common carrier into any registration district for burial therein, then the transit or removal permit issued in accordance with the law and health regulations of the place where the death occurred, shall be accepted by the local registrar of the district into which the body has been transported for burial or other disposition, as a basis upon which he may issue a local burial permit: And, provided, further, that where it is necessary to obtain a burial or removal permit before completion of an inquest, the coroner may make out a temporary certificate pending inquest, which certificate shall, whenever practicable, give all the personal and statistical particulars required by this Act and the rules of the State Board of Health. Such certificate shall be marked at the top: "For temporary use only," and shall state under the item cause of death, “Inquest pending.” Such temporary certificate shall not be considered a substitute for the permanent certificate provided for in section 8 of this Act.

No local registrar shall require from undertakers or persons acting as undertakers any fee for the issuance of burial or removal permits under this Act.

§ 6. That a stillborn child shall be registered as a stillbirth and a certificate of stillbirth shall be filed with the local registrar in the same manner as required for a certificate of death. Provided, that a certificate of stillbirth shall not be required for a child that has not advanced to the fifth month of uterogestation. The medical certificate of the cause of death shall be signed by the attending physician or midwife, if either was in attendance, and shall state the cause of death as "stillborn", with the cause of the stillbirth, if known, whether a premature birth, and if prematurely born, the period of uterogestation in months, if known; and a burial or removal permit of the form prescribed by the State Board of Health shall be required. Stillbirths occurring without attendance of either physician or midwife, shall be treated as deaths without medical attendance, as provided for in section 8 of this Act. If twin, triplet or other plural birth, a separate certificate shall be required for each child in the order of birth.

§ 7. That the certificate of death shall contain at least the items of the Standard Certificate of Death, approved and adopted by the United States Bureau of the Census. The personal particulars shall be authenticated by the signature and address of the informant who shall be the nea rest of kin or other competent person acquainted with the facts. The medical certificate shall be made and signed by the legally qualified physician, if any, last in attendance, or coroner, or by the local registrar as provided for in section 8 of this Act.

Certificate of death or of still birth and record thereof required by this Act shall not in the case of an illegitimate child or person contain the name or other identifying fact relating to the father or reputed father

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