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State of Illinois, and to repeal all Acts in conflict herewith," approved May 14, 1903; in force July 1, 1903, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
8 2: The officers shall receive the pay provided in the preceding section, and the enlisted men shall receive one dollar ($1.00) for each day's service with transportation and necessary subsistence at any encampment, field maneuver or cruise authorized by law, or other military duty not specified in the preceding section, ordered by the commander in chief, for the purpose and in the manner herein provided.
Provided, nothing in this Act shall be construed as to allow pay to officers and men for more than twelve (12) days in any one year, except during a time of riot, insurrection or invasion, or while on duty under orders of the commander in chief.
And, provided, further, that enlisted men of the Illinois National Guard and Naval Reserve when on duty at camp of instruction, field maneuver or cruise or naval maneuvers, pursuant to orders of the President of the United States, and where the United States pays the cost of transportation and subsistence for such duty, shall receive from the State of Illinois the pay provided for like duty in this section, in addition to such pay as may be allowed by the United States.
APPROVED May 17, 1907.
COMMISSIONERS OF UNIFORM STATE LAWS.
$ 1. Creates commission for uniformity § 2. Duties-report to Governor.
of legislation in the United
(HOUSE BILL No. 411. APPROVED JUNE 3, 1907.) An Act to create and establish a commission for the promotion of
uniformity of legislation in the United States, for the appointment of members of said commission and to prescribe their duties. SECTION 1. Be it enac
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: There is hereby created a commission which shall be styled "Commission for the Uniformity of Legislation in the United States," to consist of five persons to be appointed by the Governor and who shall hold office for the term of four years respectively, and until their successors are appointed. Said commissioners shall be known as "commissioners of uniform State laws.”
§ 2. It shall be the duty of said commission to examine the subjects of marriage and divorce, commercial paper, insolvency, form of notarial certificates, descent and distribution of property, acknowledgment of deeds, execution and probation of wills, and all other subject (subjects] on which uniformity is desirable with the laws of other states, to ascertain the best means to effect uniformity in the laws of the states and to represent the State of Illinois in convention, conference or congress of like commissions heretofore appointed or to be appointed by other states to consider and draft uniform laws to be submitted for the approval and adoption by the several states and to devise and recommend such other course of action as shall best accomplish the purpose of this Act. Such commissioners shall report to the Governor at least thirty days before the convening of the biennial session of the General Assembly and the Governor shall submit to the General Assembly such report with his recommendation, if any, in reference thereto.
APPROVED June 3, 1907
CITY TERRITORY ORGANIZED AS A TOWN. 1. Amends sections 4 and 5, Act of
$ 5. Consolidation and discon1877.
tinuance of officers
poor master appointed $ 4. Powers of city council.
by county board. (HOUSE BILL NO. 175. APPROVED MAY 17, 1907.) An Act to amend sections four and five of an Act entitled, "An Act
to authorize county bonds in counties under township organization to organize certain territory situated therein as a town," approved May 23, 1877, in force July 1, 1877, and as amended by Act approved June 18, 1883, in force July 1, 1883,
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That sections four and five of an Act entitled, “An Act to authorize county boards under township
, organization to organize certain territory situated therein as a town, (approved May 23, 1877, in force July 1, 1877, and as amended by Act approved June 18, 1883, in force July 1, 1883), be and the same are hereby amended so as to read as follows:
§ 4. All the powers vested in such towns, including all the powers now vested by law in the highway commissioners of such town, shall be exercised by the city council, except the appointment of poor master.
$ 5: The city council in such city and town, may by ordinance, provided that the officers of city and town clerk shall be united in the same person; that the officers of city treasurer and town collector shall be united in the same person; that the office and election of highway commissioners shall be discontinued. The poor master in such city and town shall be appointed by the county board.
APPROVED May 17, 1907.
TOWN HALLS IN TOWNS CO-EXTENSIVE WITH CITIES. $1. Petition-form of proposition-elec
Sale of bonds—levy and collection tion-amount and denomination
of annual tax. of bonds.
$ 3. Explanatory. (HOUSE BILL No. 691. APPROVED APRIL 22, 1907.) An Act to enable towns, the boundaries of which are co-extensive
with cities, to build or purchase a town hall, and a site for the same, to levy a tax and to issue bonds therefor.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That whenever it is desired to build or purchase a town hall in any town in counties under township organization in this State, the boundaries of which are co-extensive with the limits of an incorporated city, twenty-five electors of such town may, before the time of giving notice of the annual town meeting, file with the town clerk a petition in writing that the proposition of building or purchasing of a town hall, as the case may be, and the issuing of bonds therefor, be submitted to the voters of such town at the next ensuing general election, which proposition shall be clearly stated in the petition substantially as follows: "To borrow $... to build or purchase (as the case may be) a town hall and to issue bonds therefor," and thereupon such petition shall be filed in the office of the town clerk of such town. Upon the filing of said petition above specified, it shall be the duty of the town clerk to submit said proposition to the legal voters of said town at the next ensuing general election. Said vote shall be by ballot upon which shall be written or printed: “For borrowing $..... to (here insert build or purchase) a town hall, and to issue bonds therefor,” or “Against borrowing $.... .. to (here insert build or purchase) a town hall, and to issue bonds therefor," and if a majority of the votes at such election on that question shall be “For borrowing $..... to (build or purchase as the case may be) a town hall, and to issue bonds therefor," such town shall be authorized to issue such bonds in denominations of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) each, payable respectively in not less than one, nor more than twenty years, with interest payable annually of not more than six per centum per annum. The amount of the bonds so issued shall not exceed two per centum on the value of such taxable property of such town as ascertained by the assessment for the State and county tax for the preceding year, nor shall the amount of the said bonds exceed, including the then existing indebtedness of such town, five per centum on the value of such taxable property of such town as ascertained by the assessment for the State and county tax for the preceding year. The above question may be submitted to the voters of any such town at a special election in the following manner: The city council of the city whose territory is co-extensive with such town, may direct by ordinance that the question of “Borrowing $. .
to build or purchase (as the case may be) a town hall and issue bonds therefor” be submitted to popular vote at a special election to be held at least thirty (30) days after
the passage of such ordinance. The city clerk shall thereupon certify the passage of such ordinance to the town clerk, whereupon it shall be the duty of the town clerk to submit said proposition to popular vote in the manner above set forth. Said town clerk shall give at least thirty (30) days' notice of such election by publishing a notice thereof in one or more newspapers of general circulation within such city. If a majority of the votes at such special election cast on that question shall be “For borrowing $.... .. to (build or purchase, as the case may be) a town hall and to issue bonds therefor” such town shall be authorized to issue such bonds and proceed in the same manner as above provided if the same had been a general election.
§ 2. If it shall appear that a majority of the legal voters voting on said proposition shall be in favor of said proposition the supervisor and town clerk shall issue a sufficient amount, in the aggregate, of the bonds of said town for the purpose of building or purchasing, as the case may be, of such town hall, not to exceed the amount so voted upon as aforesaid: Provided, that said bonds shall not be sold or disposed of for less than their par value, and the city council of the city whose territory is co-extensive with such town shall provide for the collection of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the interest on such debt as it falls due, and also to pay and discharge the principal thereof within twenty (20) years from the time of contracting the same, the amount of which tax shall be certified to the county clerk by the town clerk annually at the time required by law, and shall be by the county clerk extended against the taxable property of such town, as other taxes, and shall be collected at the same time, and in the same manner as other taxes are collected, and when so collected shall be held by the town collector as a fund out of which shall be paid the said bonds and the interest thereof, according to the tenor and effect thereof upon the order of the supervisor and town clerk.
$ 3. The building or purchasing of a town hall, as used in this Act, shall be held to mean and include the purchasing of real estate upon which to build the same, or upon which the same is situated, as well as to build or purchase said town hall.
APPROVED April 22, 1907.