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treasury of the town to the treasury of such city or village, to be used by said city or village in its corporate capacity for the purpose of constructing or repairing roads, bridges, approaches cr causeways, over which it has control, supervision and jurisdiction, and to give full power and authority to expend any money in the treasury which it has to the credit of the township for the purposes herein designated, as may be decided by the electors or by its said board.

APPROVED June 23d, 1915.

JOINT RESOLUTIONS.

ADJOURNMENT-FEBRUARY 18 TO MARCH 2.

(House Joint Resolution No. 2.) Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That when the two Houses adjourn, on Thursday, February 18, they stand adjourned until Tuesday, March 2, 1915, at 10:00 o'clock a. m.

Adopted by the House February 18, 1915.
Concurred in by the Senate February 18, 1915.

ADJOURNMENT-MARCH 5 to MARCH 10.

(Senate Joint Resolution No. 9.) Resolved, by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring, That when the two Houses adjourn on Friday, March 5th, they stand adjourned until Wednesday, March 10th, at 10:00 o'clock a. m.

Adopted by the Senate March 4, 1915.
Concurred in by the House March 5, 1915.

ADJOURNMENT-APRIL 2 TO APRIL 7.

(House Joint Resolution No. 12.) Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That when the two Houses adjourn on Friday, April 2nd, they stand adjourned until Wednesday, April 7, 1915, at 10:00 o'clock a. m.

Adopted by the House April 2, 1915.
Concurred in by the Senate April 2, 1915.

ADJOURNMENT-APRIL 8 TO APRIL 13.

(House Joint Resolution No. 13.) Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That when the two Houses adjourn on Thursday, April 8, they stand adjourned until Tuesday, April 13, 1915, at 10:00 o'clock a. m.

Adopted by the House April 8, 1915.
Concurred in by the Senate April 8, 1915.

ADJOURNMENT-APRIL 16 to APRIL 21.

(Senate Joint Resolution No. 22.) Resolved, by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring herein, That when the two Houses adjourn on Friday, April 16, 1915, they stand adjourned until Wednesday, April 21, 1915, at 10:00 o'clock a. m.

Adopted by the Senate April 15, 1915.
Concurred in by the House April 15, 1915.

ADJOURNMENT-JUNE 4 TO JUNE 8.

(Senate Joint Resolution No. 30.) Resolved, by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring herein, That when the two Houses adjourn on Friday, June 4, 1915, they stand adjourned until Tuesday, June 8, 1915, at 10:00 o'clock a. m.

Adopted by the Senate June 1, 1915.
Concurred in by the House June 3, 1915.

ADJOURNMENT-SINE DIE.

(Senate Joint Resolution No. 41.) Resolved, by the Senate of the State of Illinois, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That when the two Houses adjourn on Saturday, June 19, 1915, a recess be taken until 12:00 noon, on Wednesday, June 30th, 1915, for the purpose of considering only messages from the Governor on bills passed by the General Assembly, and that when the General Assembly adjourn on June 30, 1915, it stand adjourned sine die.

Further Resolved, That on June 19, 1915, all bills on the order of first or second reading on the calendars of either house or in committees lie on the table.

Adopted by the Senate June 19, 1915.
Concurred in by the House June 19, 1915.

BUILDING LAWS-COMMITTEE TO PREPARE BILL.

(Senate Joint Resolution No. 29.) WHEREAS, Heretofore a commission was appointed to codify the building laws of the State of Illinois; and

WHEREAS, Said commission completed its labor and made its report; and

WHEREAS, Result of such labor is embraced in a bill known as Senate Bill No. 371; and

WHEREAS, Numerous objections have been raised to many of the provisions of said bill making it desirable that said bill be revised so as to make it possible that it may meet all reasonable demands before being enacted into law; therefore, be it

Resolved, That a committee of three Senators and three members of the House of Representatives be forthwith appointed by the executive committee of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively, to revise said Senate Bill No. 371, so as to obviate all reasonable objections to the same, or to prepare and submit a new bill covering the same subject matter to the next General Assembly; and that the expenses of said committee not to exceed three thousand dollars to be paid out of the contingent funds of the Senate and House of Representatives, or out of any appropriation made therefor on vouchers properly signed and approved by the chairman of said committee and the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives and filed with the Auditor of Public Accounts.

Adopted by the Senate May 27, 1915.
Concurred in by the House June 18, 1995.

CANVASS ELECTION RETURNS-JOINT ASSEMBLY.

(House Joint Resolution No. 1.) Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That the two Houses meet in joint session in the Hall of the House of Representatives, on Wednesday the 17th day of February, A. D. 1915, at the hour of 9:00 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of canvassing the returns of the election for State officers, held on the 3d day of November, A. D. 1914, as required by the Constitution of this State.

Adopted by the House February 17, 1915.
Concurred in by the Senate February 17, 1915.

CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF ADMISSION OF STATE-COMMISSION TO CONTINUE

ARRANGEMENTS.

(Senate Joint Resolution No. 33.) WHEREAS, The Forty-eighth General Assembly adopted Joint Resolution No. 15 and Joint Resolution No. 20 for the appointment of a Centennial Commission to make preliminary arrangements for the celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the admission of the State of Illinois into the Union; and

WHEREAS, The term of the Forty-eighth General Assembly has expired and it is desired to continue the work so well begun; and

WHEREAS, Illinois was admitted to the Union as a State, December 3, A. D. 1818, the Centennial Anniversary thereof being rapidly approaching and it being meet and fit that the State which has given of its sons so liberally to the progress of the nations of the world during the period of its Statehood should fittingly observe its one hundredth anniversary by a celebration which shall do honor to itself and to the Nation; therefore, be it

Resolved, by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That a commission consisting of E. J. James, E. B. Greene, and J. W. Garner, of the University of Illinois, and Jessie Palmer Weber and Dr. Otto L. Schmidt, of the Illinois Historical Society, and five members of the Senate and five members of the House of Representatives of the Fortyninth General Assembly, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House, shall be appointed to have charge of and continue the preliminary arrangements for such celebration to be held in Springfield, the State Capitol, on such centennial date and to determine, as may be, the character of such celebration and to report the result of such findings to the Fiftieth General Assembly. Such joint commission to hold its meetings in the city of Springfield at such time or times as may be necessary to successfully inaugurate and promote such movement.

Adopted by the Senate June 8, 1915.
Concurred in by the House June 10, 1915.

COMMITTEE Rooms-KEPT AND PRESERVED INTACT.

(Senate Joint Resolution No. 38.) WHEREAS, Certain rooms have been appropriately furnished and remodeled during this session of the General Assembly for the exclusive use of the respective committees on appropriations for the Senate and House.

Resolved, by the Senate of the State of Illinois, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That the Secretary of State be instructed and directed to keep and preserve the said rooms occupied by the respective committees on appropriations of the Senate and House intact and undisturbed in any respect during the recesses and after any adjournment of the General Assembly and until the reconvening of the Fiftieth General Assembly, and that the use and occupancy of the said rooms shall not be permitted by any persons other than the respective committees on appropriations.

Adopted by the Senate June 16, 1915.
Concurred in by the House June 16, 1915.

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT_TAXATION, SUBMISSION TO VOTE.

(Senate Joint Resolution No. 21.) Resolved, by the Senate of the State of Illinois, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That there shall be submitted to the electors of this State for adoption or rejection at the next election of the members of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois in manner provided by law, a proposition to amend Article IX of the Constitution by adding thereto an additional section to be known as section 14 of Article IX, as follows:

Article IX. Sec. 14. From and after the date when this section shall be in force the powers of the General Assembly over the subject-matter of the taxation of personal property shall be as complete and unrestricted as they would be if sections one (1), three (3), nine (9), and ten (10), of this article of the Constitution did not exist: Provided, however, that any tax levied upon personal property must be uniform as to persons and property of the same class within the jurisdiction of the body imposing the same, and all exemptions from taxation shall be by general law, and shall be revocable by the General Assembly at any time.

Adopted by the Senate by two-thirds vote May 18, 1915.
Concurred in by the House by two-thirds vote May 20, 1915.

CO-OPERATIVE AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION WORK-ASSENT BY LEGISLATURE.

(House Joint Resolution No. 3.) Joint resolution for giving the State's assent to the act of Congress of

May 8, 1914. WHEREAS, The Congress of the United States has passed an Act approved by the President, May 8, 1914, entitled, “An Act to provide for the cooperative agricultural extension work, between the agricultural colleges in the several states, receiving the benefits of the Act of Congress approved July 2, 1862, and of Act supplementary thereto, and the United States Department of Agriculture;" and,

WHEREAS, It is provided in section 3 of the Act aforesaid, that the grants of money authorized by this Act shall be paid annually "to each state which shall by action of its legislature assent to the provisions of this Act;" therefore, be it

Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein, That the assent of the Legislature of the State of Illinois be and is hereby given to the provisions and requirements of said Act, and that the trustees of the University of Illinois be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to receive the grants of money appropriated under said Act, and to organize and conduct agricultural extension work which shall be carried on in connection with the College of Agriculture of the University of Illinois, in accordance with the terms and conditions expressed in the Act of Congress aforesaid.

Adopted by the House March 3, 1915.
Concurred in by the Senate March 4, 1915.

EARTHQUAKE IN ITALY—AID TO SUFFERING PEOPLE.

(Senate Joint Resolution No. 6.) WHEREAS, The people of Italy are in great trouble because of the disastrous earthquake which has ravaged their country, causing great loss of life and property; and,

WHEREAS, The people of Italy who escaped with their lives are threatened with starvation and floods, and fire and disease, in addition to their sorrow and bereavement; and,

WHEREAS, The people of the United States of America recognize in each and every suffering being, a brother, and our institutions commit our people and our State to be the broadest principles of humanity; and,

WHEREAS, Our country is deeply indebted to its discoverer, Christopher Columbus, one of Italy's sons; and also to the sturdy character of the men and women who left Italy to become worthy and loyal citizens of our republic; therefore, be it

Resolved, by the Senate of the State of Illinois, the House of Representatives concurring, That we appeal to the people of the State of Illinois to give of their bounty for the relief of the sufferings of the people in Italy, and, be it further

Resolved, That the Governor appoint a committee of three citizens to receive and transmit to the sufferers in the stricken district all moneys collected for that purpose by them; and, be it further

Resolved, That an engrossed copy of these resolutions be forwarded to the Italian Government by the Secretary of State.

Adopted by the Senate March 2, 1915.
Concurred in by the House March 4, 1915.

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