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the originals of all such certificates have been turned over by him to the State Board of Health and that accurate copies of all such certificates have been made and turned over by him to the county clerk of his county as provided for in this Act.

In case no birth, stillbirth or death was registered during a month, the local registrar shall be paid the sum of twenty-five ($0.25) for a report to that effect, but only if such report be made promptly as required by this Act.

When no record of a birth exists or when report of birth is not made within the time prescribed by this Act and affidavits are required to establish such record the local registrar who receives and files such record shall be entitled to the sum of twenty-five cents ($0.25) to be paid by the person upon whose application the birth is recorded: Provided, that, in registration districts coextensive with cities, villages or incorporated towns in which registration of births, stillbirths or deaths is conducted under local ordinances and the local registrars receive fixed salaries in lieu of fees, all fees received under this Act shall be paid into the treasuries of such cities, villages or incorporated towns.

The State Board of Health shall, at the close of each calendar year, certify to the county clerk of each of the several counties the number of births, stillbirths and deaths properly registered in his county, with the names of the persons entitled to the prescribed fees, and the amount due each at the rate fixed in this Act.

The amounts payable to local registrars under the provisions of this Act are hereby made and declared to be a charge upon the county in which said fees accrue, and the county clerk, or other county officer by whom warrants on the county treasurer are issued, of each of the several counties, shall issue to such local registrars his warrant upon the county treasurer of said county for the amount of fees due each person entitled to said fees in his county as certified to by the State Board of Health, and the county treasurer of said county shall pay the same upon presentation.

It shall be the duty of all boards of county commissioners or boards of supervisors, as the case may be, to appropriate such amounts as may be necessary for efficiently carrying out the provisions of this Act in their respective counties.

$ 20. The State Board of Health, any local registrar or any county clerk shall, on request, furnish a certified copy of the record of any birth, stillbirth or death to any applicant entitled to the same upon the payment by such applicant of a fee of fifty cents ($0.50) to the maker of such certified copy. Any such copy of a birth, stillbirth or death, when properly certified to by the State Board of Health or the local registrar or the county clerk, shall be prima facie evidence in all courts and places of the facts therein stated : Provided, that the United States Census Bureau may obtain, without expense to the State, transcripts or certified copies of birth, stillbirth and death certificates without payment of the fees herein prescribed: And, provided, further, that the State Board of Health, in its discretion and in the interests of promoting registration of births, may issue, without fee, to the parents or guardian of any or every child whose birth has been registered in accordance with the provisions of this Act, a special certificate of birth,

limited in its statement of items from the record of birth, to the name of the child, names of the parents, date and place of birth, date recorded, and the name of the attendant; such certificate, however, shall not be deemed as fulfilling the requirements of the certified copy of a record of birth for which payment is hereinbefore provided.

§ 21. That any person, who for himself or as an officer, agent, or employee of any other person, or of any corporation or partnership, (a) shall inter, cremate, or otherwise finally dispose of the dead body of a human being, or permit the same to be done, or shall remove said body from the registration district in which the death occurred or the body was found, without the authority of a burial or removal permit issued by the local registrar of the district in which the death occurred or in which the body was found; or (b) shall refuse or fail to furnish correctly any information in his possession, or shall furnish false information affecting any certificate or record, required by this Act; or (c) shall wilfully alter, otherwise than is hereinafter provided in this Act, or shall falsify any certificate of birth, stillbirth or death, or any record established in this Act; or (d) being required by this Act to fill out a certificate of birth, stillbirth or death and file the same with the local registrar, or deliver it, upon request, to any person charged with the duty of filing the same, shall fail, or neglect, or refuse to perform such duty in the manner required by this Act; or (e) being a local registrar, deputy registrar, or sub-registrar, shall fail, neglect, or refuse to perform his duty as required by this Act and by the instructions and directions of the State Board of Health thereunder, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall for the first offense be fined not less than five dollars ($5.00) nor more than fifty dollars ($50.00) and for each subsequent offense not less than ($10.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00), or be imprisoned in the county jail not more than sixty days, or be both fined and imprisoned in the discretion of the court.

Provided, That marginal notes placed on a certificate or report of birth, stillbirth or death, by a local registrar, or any official empowered by this Act to record such certificates or records, and attested by the signature of such registrar or official, shall not be considered as an alteration in violation of the provision of this Act.

§ 22. That each local registrar is hereby charged with the strict and thorough enforcement of the provisions of this Act in his district under the supervision and direction of the State Board of Health. He shall make immediate report to the State Board of Health of any violation of this law coming to his knowledge, by observation or upon the complaint of any person, or otherwise. The State Board of Health is hereby charged with the thorough and efficient execution of the provisions of this Act in every part of the State, and is hereby granted supervisory power over local registrars, deputy local registrars and subregistrars, to the end that all its requirements shall be uniformly complied with. The State Board of Health, or its accredited representatives, shall have authority to investigate cases of irregularity or violation of law, and all registrars shall aid said board upon request, in such investigations. And when it is deemed necessary, the State Board of Health shall report cases of violation of any of the provisions of this Act to the State's attorney of the county, with a statement of the facts and circumstances; and when any such case is reported to the said State's Attorney by the State Board of Health, said State's Attorney shall forthwith initiate and promptly follow up the necessary court proceedings against the person or corporation responsible for the alleged violation of the law. And upon request of the State Board of Health, the Attorney General shall likewise assist in the enforcement of the provisions of this Act.

Provided, that in cities, incorporated towns or villages, operating under local ordinances, the local registrar may report such violation to the city or local prosecuting attorney and any such prosecuting attorney so notified shall forthwith initiate and promptly follow up the necessary court proceedings, and when violation involves both local ordinances and the statutes, the State's Attorney and the Attorney General, upon request of the State Board of Health, shall likewise assist in the enforcement of the provisions of this Act.

$ 23. That 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," and all amendments thereto be and the same is hereby repealed.

APPROVED June 22nd, 1915.

REGULATION OF EMBALMERS-ACT OF 1905 AMENDED. $ 1. Amends section 1, Act of 1995.

$ 1. As amended, adds clause providing

additional qualification for appli

cants for license to embalm. (HOUSE Bill No. 335. APPROVED JUNE 23, 1915.) Ax Act to amend section 1 of an Act entitled An Act providing for

the regulation of the embalming and disposal of dead bodies, for a system of examination, registration and licensing of embalmers, and imposing penalties for the violation of any of its provisionsapproved May 13th, 1905, in force July 1st, 1905.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 1 of an Act entitled, "An Act providing for the regulation of the embalming and disposal of dead bodies, for a system of examination, registration and licensing of embalmers, and imposing penalties for the violation of any of its provisions” approved May 13th, 1905, in force July 1st, 1905, be and the same hereby is amended so as to read as follows:

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That no person shall embalm, or prepare for transportation, any body dead of a contagious or infectious disease, or embalm any dead body, or hold himself out as practicing the art of embalming, without first applying to and receiving from the State Board of Health a license authorizing him so to do. All applications for licenses shall be made in writing, on blank forms preseribed by the State Board of Health, and shall be accompanied by the examination and license fee of five dollars ($5.00) with proof that the applicant is of good moral character and has attained the age of at least twenty-one (21) vears, and has had two years' practical experience under a licensed embalmer. If the applicant complies with the requirements of the said board, then its secretary shall notify each applicant to appear before the said board for examination.

APPROVED June 23d, 1915.

STATE CONTRACTS.

ACT OF 1874 REVISED. § 1. All printing let by contract to lowest bidder

REPORTS OF OFFICERS. -"printing" and "stationery" defined.

$ 32. Reports to be printed. 2. Superintendent of Printing-appointmentterm--salary-bond.

$ 33. Reports to be edited. § 3. General powers and duties.

$ 34. Number of copies. § 4. Collusion-penalty.

$ 35. Number printed not to exceed reasonable

demand. ADVERTISEMENTS AND CONTRACTS.

§ 36. Leaflets, pamphlets, folders, etc. 5. Advertisements for bids.

$ 37. Job work.

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$42. Maximum prices.
$ 43. Binding of laws, journals, etc.
$44. Binding not provided for.
45. Samples.
$46. Bids for each kind of work.
$ 47. Duties of binder.
$ 48. Superintendent's receipt--deductions.
$ 49. State institutions.
$ 50. Manner of distribution.
$ 51. Maximum price.

PRINTING $ 14. Classification of printing. $ 15. Sub-classes. $16. General provisions.

17. Manner of printing, etc.

18. Contract periods. $ 19. Requisitions for printing, etc. § 20. Number of copies. $ 21. Contractors duties-proofs. $ 22. Record of printing. § 2. Delivery § 24. Printing paper. $ 25. Delivery to binding contractor. § 26. Unreasonable delay. $ 27. “Printed by authority." $ 28. Printing for the General Assembly.

COPYING, ETC
$ 52. Maximum price.
$ 53. How copying done.
$ 34. Laws and journals.

PRINTING PAPER AND STATIONERY.

$ 55. Standards of quality, etc.
$ 56. Classification-contract periods-advertise.

ments.

§ 29. Type used-proofreader. & 30. Journals.

& 57. Delivery.
$ 58. Acceptance.
$ 59. Maximum price.
§ 60. Appropriations.

$31. Session laws.

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An Act to revise the law in relation to State contracts. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the stationery and printing paper furnished for the use of the State; the copying, printing, binding, and distributing the laws and journals, and all other printing ordered by the General Assembly shall be let by contract to the lowest responsible bidder in the manner hereinafter provided.

The term printing, as used in this Act, shall, in addition to its common signification, mean and include maps, charts, illustrations, engravings, lithographing, steel and copper plate printing, electrotyping, and half-tone, zinc, wood, or other process work. The term stationery, as used in this Act, shall, in addition to its common signification, mean and include stenographic and typewriter supplies.

§ 2. SUPERINTENDENT OF PRINTING.] The Governor shall nominate and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint a Superintendent of Printing, who must be a practical printer and who has had experience in estimating book and job work and who must possess a good general knowledge of paper in its various grades and of book binding, to take charge of all printing and binding for the State and to purchase stationery required for the use of the State. If the Senate is not in session when this Act takes effect the Governor shall make a temporary appointment as in the case of a vacancy.

The Superintendent of Printing first appointed shall hold office until January 15, 1917, and until his successor is appointed and qualified. On or before January 15, 1917, and every four years thereafter the Governor shall nominate and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint a Superintendent of Printing to serve for a term of four (4) years from and after the expiration of the term of his predecessor and until his successor is appointed and qualified. In case of à vacancy during the recess of the Senate the Governor shall make a temporary appointment until the next meeting of the Senate, when he shall nominate some person to fill such office for the unexpired portion of the term.

The Superintendent of Printing shall receive a salary of five thousand dollars ($5,000) per annum, payable in equal monthly installments.

Before entering upon the duties of his office he shall enter into a bond, payable to the People of the State of Illinois, in such amount, not less than $10,000, as may be fixed by the Governor, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of his office, which bond shall be approved by the Attorney-General as to its form and by the Governor

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