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Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1908', approved March 4, 1907, during the two years beginning July 1, 1919, is hereby appropriated to the University of Illinois.
Whenever any portion of said sum shall be received by the State Treasurer from the United States, it shall immediately be due and payable into the treasury of the University of Illinois.
§ 7. Upon the order of the President of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, countersigned by its Secretary and with the corporate seal of said University attached thereto, the Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrants on the State Treasurer for the sums appropriated in sections 5 and 6 of this Act.
(HOUSE BILL No. 392. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.)
AN ACT making an appropriation for the construction of "The Illinois Waterway" and its appurtenances.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That there is hereby appropriated to the Department of Public Works and Buildings the following sums, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for expenditures in connection with "The Illinois Waterway" and its appurtenances, as follows: For the construction of "The Illinois Waterway" and
its appurtenances, whether by contract or by the direct employment of services, labor, materials and equipment...
For payment for property taken or damaged in the construction, operation or maintenance of "The Illinois Waterway" and its appurtenances..
For the repair, replacement or reconstruction of public bridges along the line of "The Illinois Waterway".. For altering, rebuilding or reconstructing existing drainage or sewer systems which will be destroyed or materially interfered with in the construction of "The Illinois Waterway" and its appurtenances....
§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts shall draw his warrants on the State Treasurer for the sums herein appropriated upon the presentation of itemized vouchers certified to as correct by the Department of Public Works and Buildings and approved by the Department of Finance, and the State Treasurer shall pay the same out of the special fund in the treasury known as "The Waterway Fund".
APPROVED June 28, 1919.
AN ACT to create the Zion Investigating Commission, to define its powers and duties, and to make an appropriation therefor. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the Zion Investigating Commission is hereby created. Said commission shall be composed of five members of the Senate of the Fifty-first General Assembly, to be appointed by the President of the Senate, and five members of the House of Representatives of the Fifty-first General Assembly, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The commissioners shall meet and organize as soon as practicable after their appointment and they shall select a chairman from among their own number. The duties and functions of the commission shall cease and the terms of office of the members thereof shall terminate upon the Convening of the Fifty-second General Assembly.
2. The members of said commission shall receive no compensation for their services, but all actual and necessary expenses incurred y the commission, or any member thereof, shall be a proper charge. gainst the appropriation herein named.
3. The commission shall have power to appoint a secretary and such other employees as may be necessary and to fix their compensation. The commission shall also have power to adopt a seal.
$4. It shall be the duty of the commission to investigate all charges that "The Christian Catholic Apostolic Church of Zion," a so-called religious institution, located at Zion City, Illinois, and its overseer or manager, by fraudulent representations as to their being endowed with supernatiral [supernatural] and divine power, and by the advocacy of a false religion, have been and still are securing and obtaining the money and property of innocent persons, and to inquire fully into the affairs, transactions and business methods of said institution and said overseer or manager, for the purpose of determining whether or not said charges are true.
It shall also be the duty of said commission to investigate similar charges against other persons, institutions and organizations and to make full inquiry into their affairs, transactions and business methods. for the purpose of ascertaining whether or not fraud is being practiced upon the public.
5. The commission shall have power to administer oaths and to issue subpoenas under the seal of the commission and signed by the chairman thereof, to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of relevant books, records, papers and documents.
Any Circuit Court or judge of the Circuit Court, either in ter time or vacation, upon application of the commission, may, by orde duly entered, require the attendance of witnesses and the productio of relevant books, records, documents and papers before the commi sion in any hearing held under the provisions of this Act. Upo refusal or neglect to obey the order of the court or judge, the court o judge may, by proceedings for contempt of court, compel obedience t the order so entered.
§ 6. The commission shall report the results of its investigation and inquiries, together with its recommendations, to the Fifty-secon General Assembly.
7. The sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) is hereby appro priated for the purpose of carrying out the provision of this Act. § 8. Upon the presentation of proper vouchers certified to b the chairman of the commission and approved by the Department of Finance, the Auditor of Public Accounts shall draw his warrant against the sum hereby appropriated, and the State Treasurer shal pay the same out of any moneys in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated.
(HOUSE BILL No. 359. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.)
AN ACT to amend sections 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 of "An Act to revise the law in relation to arbitrations and awards," approved June 11, 1917, in force July 1, 1917.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That sections 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 of an "Act to revise the law in relation to arbitrations and awards," approved June 11, 1917, in force July 1, 1917, be and the same hereby is amended so that the same shall read as follows:
§ 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That all persons having requisite legal capacity may, by an instrument in writing to be signed by them, submit to one or more arbitrators to be named in the manner indicated by such writing, any controversy existing between them, and may, in such submission, agree that any court of competent jurisdiction, or any court therein named (provided it is of competent jurisdiction) may pass upon any questions of law arising in such arbitration pro
ceedings, and that a judgment, or successive judgments, of such court shall be rendered upon the award made pursuant to such submission, and for payment of fees and costs of the arbitrator or arbitrators.
§ 2. The parties to such submission may by such submission designate the number of such arbitrators, which number may be one or more as the parties shall agree; the manner in which they may be appointed in the first instance and vacancies caused by the refusal, incapacity, or death of an appointee filled; the time and place of the hearing and the rules for the hearing of such controversy, not in conflict with the provisions of this Act; the parties to such submission may include by reference in said written submission the published rules of any organization or association which rules shall thereby become a part of the contract of submission, provided that before the signing of said submission, said rules shall have been approved by the court that under said submission is authorized to take jurisdiction of said matter.
§3. A submission to arbitration shall, unless a. contrary intention is expressed therein, be irrevocable. But any party to any such submission or adverse award thereon, not fully adjudicated by the court, who may legally claim that there exists in his favor any right to maintain proceedings in bankruptcy, injunction, receivership, attachment, attachment in aid, garnishment, replevin, distress for rent, execution, or other writ or process for the seizure or sequestration of property, shall not, because of any such submission or award not fully djudicated by the court, be barred from maintaining any such remedy, unless the same is waived in such submission, but the remedy in any such case shall extend only to placing the property seized or sequestered in the custody of the law, or to protect the rights of the parties pendng the making of a partial or a final award covering the rights and uties of the parties in respect to such proceedings and the action of the court thereon.
4. Before any arbitrator shall enter upon his duties as an arbitrator, he shall be sworn faithfully and fairly to hear, examine, and determine the cause and controversy, according to the principles of equity and justice, and make a just and true award according to the best of his understanding; which oath may be administered by any officer authorized to administer oaths. Said arbitrators or any of them shall have the power to administer oaths, subpoena and examine witresses, to issue subpoenas duces tecum requiring the production of such books, papers, records, and documents as may be evidence of any matter under inquiry, and to examine and inspect the same; service of such subpoena shall be made by any sheriff or constable or other person; the fees of witnesses for attendance and travel shall be the same as the fees of witnesses before the Circuit Courts of the State; any court of this State, having jurisdiction of the subject matter of the submission, or any judge thereof, upon the application of such arbitrators or any of them, either in term time or vacation, may compel attendance of witnesses, the production of books and papers, and giving of testimony before said arbitrators by attachment for contempt or otherwise in the same manner as the production of evidence may be compelled before said court.
§ 6. Said submission may be filed in court at any time after i execution, and upon being so filed, and upon at least five days' notic to the parties and arbitrators the court shall take jurisdiction of th parties and subject matter of such submission, without the filing o any pleadings whatsoever. The arbitrators may, of their own motio and shall by request of a party (a) at any stage of the proceeding submit any question of law arising in the course of the reference fo the opinion of the court, stating the facts upon which the questio arises, and such opinion when given shall bind the arbitrators in th 'making of their award; (b) state their final award as to the whole o part of the reference in the form of a conclusion of fact for th opinion of the court on the questions of law arising and such opinio shall finally conclude the proceedings, except as by this Act otherwis provided.
(SENATE BILL No. 287. APPROVED JUNE 24, 1919.)
AN ACT to provide for the licensing of architects and to regulate the practice of architecture as a profession and to repeal certain Acts therein named.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois. represented in the General Assembly: It shall be unlawful for any person to practice architecture or advertise or put out any sign or card or other device which might indicate to the public that he or she is entitled to practice as an architect, without a certificate of registration. as a registered architect, duly issued by the Department of Registration and Education under this Act, and as provided for in the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.