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paper and stationery, respectively, shall be made to the Superintendent of Printing and on and after July 1, 1917, and thereafter shall be based upon estimates to be furnished the Superintendent of Printing by each State officer, board, commission, institution and department. Such appropriations shall specify, separately for each office, board, commission, institution, or department, the maximum amount such office, board, commission, institution, or department shall be entitled to for printing, binding, printing paper, cover paper, and other paper and stationery, respectively. No officer, board, commission, institution, or department shall be entitled to any printing, binding, printing paper, cover paper, or other paper, or stationery, respectively, in excess of the amount appropriated for such respective purposes for each respective public authority.

§ 61. ADJUSTMENT OF ACCOUNTS.] The contractor for any or either class or sub-class of public printing or binding shall, respectively, deliver to the Superintendent of Printing with his respective bill for printing or for binding, as the case may be, a copy of each document or other matter charged for in his bill, except blank books and other similar work for which no duplicates are made. In his bill the contractor shall name each job printed or bound, the number of copies of each job printed or bound, the number of impressions of press work in each job, the number of ems of plain composition or of tabular work, the cost of folding, stitching, binding, and other mechanical operations, if any, the extra charges, if any, and also the kind and quantity of paper or binding, as the case may be, used in each job.

§ 62. VERIFICATION OF ACCOUNTS.] Every bill for work done or material furnished shall be presented to the Superintendent of Printing, who shall carefully examine and compare the same with the contract for such work or the furnishing of such materials and the vouchers and orders relating thereto. If any error is found in the account, the Superintendent of Printing shall correct the same and return the account to the contractor. If the account is found to be correct, or when it has been corrected, the Superintendent of Printing shall certify the same to the Governor for approval. Upon the approval of the bill by the Governor, the Auditor of Public Accounts shall draw his warrant for the payment thereof out of any moneys which may from time to time be appropriated for that purpose.

If any conflict of opinion shall occur between the Superintendent of Printing and the contractor concerning any bill for printing, the matter shall be determined and adjusted by the Governor, as against the State, who for that purpose, may call to his aid and assistance a competent expert.

$ 63. REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT.] The Superintendent of Printing shall, biennially and at such other times as may be required by the Governor, report to the Governor the exact condition and the quantity and cost of all printing, binding, lithographing, engraving, printing and other paper, and stationery; a detailed statement of all proposals and contracts entered into for doing any work or furnishing materials; of all payments ordered made under his certificate during the time covered by the report; of the quantity or [of] work ordered done and materials furnished, with a general classification thereof, for the General Assembly and for each office, board, institution, commission, and department, and a detailed statement of each account with the General Assembly and public officials; and such other matters connected with the administration of his department as may be in his possession.

§ 64. OFFICE AND STORE ROOM.] It shall be the duty of the appropriate officer to provide the Superintendent of Printing adequate rooms in the Capitol building at Springfield for his necessary office.

§ 65. TRANSFER OF PROPERTY AND RECORDS.] All of the property, records, documents, and papers in the office of the Printer Expert shall, upon the taking effect of this Act, be transferred and delivered to the Superintendent of Printing. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State and the commissioners of State contracts to deliver and surrender such property, records, documents, and papers as is in his or their custody or under his or their control pertaining to State contracts for printing and binding of (for) the State. Upon the taking effect of this Act all the officers and employees in the office of the Printer Expert shall be and become employees under the Superintendent of Printing under the same conditions as they are now employed and subject to his direction, supervision, and control.

FUEL CONTRACTS.

$ 66. ADVERTISING FOR BIDS.] Between the first Monday in July and the first Monday in August, A. D. 1916, the Secretary of State shall advertise at Springtield, in one of the daily papers published in that city, for proposals to furnish fuel for the use of the State at the heating and lighting plant at Springfield from the first day of October next ensuing until the thirtieth day of June, A. D. 1917; and in the month of May, A. D. 1917, and every two years thereafter, the Secretary of State shall advertise as above provided for proposals to furnish fuel for the use of the State at the heating and lighting plant at Springfield for the term of two years from the first day of July then next ensuing.

Contracts for fuel shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder. The Secretary of State, with the consent and approval of the Governor, may reject any and all bids.

§ 67. CONTRACTS.] Bids for furnishing fuel for the use of the State shall be publicly opened by the Secretary of State; and contracts therefor shall be publicly awarded by the Secretary of State in the presence of and subject to the approval of the Governor, and in accordance with all the provisions of this Act relating to the opening of bids and award of contracts for printing and binding, except as provided in this section. Such contracts shall be prepared and entered into by the Secretary of State, as representing the State of Illinois, and with the approval thereon in writing of the Governor, and the successful bidder.

8 68. RECEIVING FUEL-ACCOUNT.) On the delivery of any fuel the Secretary of State shall examine the same as to quality and quantity; and if he finds the same to be in accordance with the contract he shall give his receipt therefor, and if it is not according to the contract shall reject it. He shall keep an account of fuel delivered to him and by him furnished to the State house and the several offices to which fuel may be furnished.

SAVINGS AND REPEAL. § 69. EXISTING CONTRACTS NOT AFFECTED.] Nothing in this Act contained shall be construed to alter, abrogate, affect, or impair any contract heretofore entered into with any State contractor by the commissioners of State contracts with the approval of the Governor, but such contracts shall in all respects be carried out in accordance with the law under which they were, respectively, awarded. In case, however, this Act makes provision for the purchase of materials or the doing of work for which no contract has heretofore been awarded, then the Superinteudent of Printing, or Secretary of State, as the case may be, shall at once award such contracts in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

$ 70. The following Acts and parts of Acts, and all laws or parts of laws which are inconsistent with this Act, or any provisions thereof, are hereby repealed :

“An Act to revise the law in relation to State contracts,” approved March 31, 1874, in force July 1, 1874;

“An Act in relation to State contracts,” approved May 16, 1905, in force July 1, 1905.

APPROVED June 22nd, 1915.

STATE BOARD OF OPTOMETRY.

AOT TO REGULATE PRACTICE OF OPTOMETRY. $1. Optometry defined.

$ 11. Examination and certificate fees. 2. Persons to whom Act does not apply. $ 12. Certificates to licentiates of other boards. $ 3. State Board of Optometry-appointmont- $ 13. Certificate shall be displayed in conspicuous term.

place-penalty. 4. Oath of office-annual meeting-officers- $14. To whom certificate refused-revocation of bonds-seal,

certificate. 5. Duties of board-annual report.

$ 15. Renewals-fee-notice of revocation to do

linquent. 6. By-laws-registration book-Special meetings--quorum.

$ 16. Expiration of renewals. i 7. Moetings for examinations of applicants. $ 17. When unlawful to practice-penalty. 8. Compensation of officers and members of $ 18. Conducting store, shop or office without board.

registered optometrist-penalty. $ 9. Who may be registered without examina- $ 19. Registration with county clerk-fee. tion.

$ 20. Suits-how prosecuted-penalties. § 10. Qualifications of applicants for examination.

(HOUSE BILL NO. 9. APPROVED JUNE 29, 1915.) An Act to regulate the practice of optometry in the State of Illinois,

and fixing penalties for the violation thereof. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the practice of optometry is defined to be the employment of any means other than the use of drugs, medicine, or by surgery for the measurement of the power of vision and the adaptation of lenses for the aid thereof.

§ 2. The provisions of this Act shall not be construed to apply to physicians duly licensed to practice medicine under the laws of the State, nor to persons who sell spectacles or eyeglasses on prescription from any duly qualified optometrist registered under this Act or from any licensed physician, nor to dealers in spectacles or eyeglasses having an established place of business who neither practice nor profess to practice optometry, nor to the exclusively wholesale business of any dealer, or manufacturer.

§ 3. The Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint five persons from among such practicing optometrists of the State as have had not less than five years' practical experience in optometry as defined in section one of this Act, who shall constitute the State Board of Optometry, no member of any optical school or college, or instructor in optometry, or person connected in any way therewith, or any manufacturer, jobber or jobbing representative, shall be eligible to appointment upon the State Board of Optometry. “On or before the first day of January, 1916, the Governor shall appoint members of said board, and the terms of office for the said board first appointed shall be as follows: Beginning January 1, 1916, one member shall be appointed for a term of one year, one for two years, one for three years, one for four years, and one for five years. The term of the members of said board successively, shall expire, on the 31st day of December, of each year and the terms of all members after the first board is appointed shall be for a period of five years and until their successors shall be appointed and qualified.” If any person so appointed shall discontinue the active practice of optometry during the period of his appointment his term shall thereupon cease and he shall be at once removed by the Governor. All vacancies, however occurring, shall be filled by appointment by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, and appointments made when the Senate is not in session shall be confirmed at its next ensuing session.

§ 4. The members of the State Board of Optometry, before entering upon the discharge of their duties, shall make and file with the Secretary of State the constitutional oath of office. The members of said board shall within thirty days after appointment, and annually thereafter in the month of January, meet and organize by electing a president from among the members thereof, and a si cretary who shall also be the treasurer of said board, who shall not be a member of said board, but who shall have all of the qualifications of a member. The said secretary and treasurer, before entering upon his duties, shall file a bond with the Secretary of State in the penal sum of $10,000 payable to the People of the State of Illinois to insure the faithful discharge of his duties in said office. The said board shall prescribe the duties of its officers and adopt rules and regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, to govern its proceedings; and also shall adopt a seal; and the secretary shall have the care and custody thereof, and he shall keep the record of all of the proceedings of said board, which shall be open at all times to public scrutiny. All certificates issued by the State Board of Optometry shall be signed by the president and attested by the secretary with the seal of said board attached to or impressed thereon. Every such certificate shall be prima facie evidence of the right of the holder to practice optometry. The president and secretary shall have power to administer oaths and the board to take testimony in all matters relating to its powers and duties, and for that sake thereof shall be able to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of all necessary books,

papers, or documents, upon the proper service of a subpoena in proper foi m, duly attested.

§ 5. It shall be the duty of the board to examine all applications for registiation submitted in proper form; to grant certificates of registration to such persons as may be entitled to the same under the provisions of this Act; to cause the prosecution of all persons violating its provisions; to report annually to the Governor the condition of optometry in the State of Illinois which said report shall also furnish a record of the pioceedings of the board for the year and an itemized statement of all moneys received and disbursed, with the names of all optometrists registered under this Act, and shall contain a copy of all rules adopted by said board of optometry; and to do all other things necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.

$ 6. The board shall have the power to make by-laws for the proper fulfillment of its duties under this Act and shall keep a book of registration in which shall be entered the names and places of practice or business of all persons registered under this Act, which book shall also specify such facts as said persons shall claim to justify their registration. The president of the board may call a special meeting at any time. Three members shall constitute a quorum and the records of the board shall at all times be open to public inspection.

§ 7. The board shall hold meetings for the examination of applicants for registration and the transaction of such other business as shall pertain to its duties at least once in three months. One of which meetings in every year shall be held in the city of Chicago and one in the city of Springfield; it shall give thirty (30) days' public notice of the time and place of all such meetings.

§ 8. The secretary of said board shall receive a salary which shall be fixed by the board, but which shall not exceed the sum of fifteen hundred ($1,500) dollars per annum, payable quarterly out of the State treasury, on the warrant of the Auditor of Public Accounts, out of any money which may from time to time be appropriated to pay the salaries of the officers of the State government. Each member of the board shall receive as compensation for his services, the sum of seven dollars for each day engaged in this service and all legitimate and necessary expense incurred in attending the meetings of the board, payable out of the State treasury on the warrant of the Auditor of Public Accounts, out of any money which may from time to time be appropriated to pay the salaries of the officers of the State government, said warrant to be based upon vouchers certified to as correct by three members of the said board, and approved by the Governor.

All moneys payable under this Act shall be paid to the secretary, who shall pay them to the State Treasurer monthly.

§ 9. Any person who shall within three months after this Act takes effect forward to the State Board of Optometry an application for registration accompanied by satisfactory proof that he was continuously engaged in the practice of optometry at an established place of business or practice for three years next preceding the date this Act takes effect, shall, upon the payment of a fee of five dollars, be granted a certificate of registration as registered optometrist without examination: Provided, that in case of failure or neglect to register within three

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