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CITY OF JACKSONVILLE.
1. Appropriates $27,680.62.
§ 2. How drawn.
(HOUSE BILL No. 713. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.)
AN ACT making an appropriation to pay the State's portion of assessments for local improvements in and along certain streets in the City of Jacksonville.
WHEREAS, Proceedings have been instituted by the City of Jacksonville to levy a special assessment to pay the cost of paving certain streets in the City of Jacksonville upon which property of the State abuts, and WHEREAS, The city engineer of the City of Jacksonville has estimated that the State's proportionate share of the cost of said improvements is in substance as follows:
For paving with sheet asphalt:
South one-half of West State Street;
South one-half of West Morton Avenue;
together with court costs, the cost of levying and spreading assessments, inspection fees, and all necessary and legal expenses attending the same. pursuant to law:
$786 square yards of sheet asphalt, complete in place. 3318 lineal feet of concrete curbing, complete in place.. 145 lineal feet of concrete headers, complete in place.. 1900 square yards of excavation, grading and rolling. 3541 square yards of brooming and flushing..
57.8 tons of binder.....
AND, WHEREAS, The State of Illinois desires to pay its proportionate share of the cost of said improvements upon the completion and acceptance of the same by the City of Jacksonville, now, therefore
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 Secretary of State the sum of twenty-seven thousand six hundred eighty and sixty-two one hundredths dollars ($27,680.62), or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the State's proportionate share of special assessments for local improvements to be made by the City of Jacksonville in, upon and along certain streets upon which property of the State abuts, viz:
For constructing sheet asphalt pavement in and along
South one-half of West State Street;
South one-half of West Morton Avenue.
§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrants against the appropriation herein made in favor of the treasurer of the City of Jacksonville, or other officer entitled to receive the same, upon vouchers duly executed by the Secretary of State, accompanied by the certificate of the Attorney General that the amounts specified in said vouchers are legally due under the laws of the State, the ordinances of the City of Jacksonville authorizing said improvements, and the legal proceedings pursuant thereto.
APPROVED June 28, 1919.
AN ACT to assemble a convention to revise, alter or amend the Constituion of the State of Illinois.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That at the hour of 12 o'clock noon, on the sixth day of January, 1920, a convention to revise, alter or amend the Constitution of the State of Illinois shall meet in the hall of the Representatives of the General Assembly in the capitol building, in the city of Springfield. The Secretary of State shall take such steps as may be necessary to prepare the hall of the Representatives for the meeting of the convention.
§ 2. The convention shall consist of one hundred and two delegates. Two delegates shall be elected in and from each district entitled by law to elect a senator to the General Assembly. Delegates shall possess the same qualifications as State senators. The Governor, or the person exercising the powers of Governor, shall issue writs of election to fill vacancies in the convention.
3. A primary election for the nomination of candidates for the position of delegate shall be held on the tenth day of September, 1919. All provisions of law in force at such time, and applying to the nomination of candidates for the office of State senator, shall to the extent that they are not in conflict with the terms of this Act, apply to the primary election herein provided for.
Vacancies created by the death of, or the declination of the nomination by any person nominated as a candidate for the position of dele
gate, shall be filled in the manner provided by law for the filling of similar vacancies occasioned by the death of, or declination of the nomination by any person nominated as a candidate for the office of State senator.
Independent nominations for the position of delegate may be made in the manner now provided by law for the nomination of independent candidates by petition.
§4. The delegates shall be chosen at an election to be held on the fourth day of November, 1919. Such election shall be conducted in conformity with the laws then in force relating to elections for State senators, to the extent that such laws are applicable.
All votes cast in the election for delegates shall be tabulated, returned and canvassed in the manner then provided by law for the tabulation, return and canvass of votes cast in elections for State senators.
The official, or officials, charged with the duty of issuing certificates of election to persons elected to the office of State senator, shall issue certificates of election to all persons duly elected as delegates.
Election contests for membership in the convention shall be heard and determined by the convention.
§ 5. Each delegate before entering upon his duties as a member of the convention, shall take an oath to support the Constitutions of the United States and of the State of Illinois, and to discharge faithfully his duties as a member of the convention. In going to and returning from the convention and during the sessions thereof the delegates shall, in all cases, except treason, felony or breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest; and they shall not be questioned in any other place for any speech or debate in the convention.
$ 6. Each delegate shall receive for his services the sum of two thousand dollars, payable at any time after the convention is organized. The delegates shall be entitled to the same mileage as is paid to the members of the General Assembly, to be computed by the Auditor of Public Accounts. The delegates shall receive no other allowance or emolument whatever, except the sum of fifty dollars to each delegate, which shall be in full for postage, stationery, newspapers, and all other incidental expenses and perquisites. The pay and mileage allowed to each delegate shall be certified to by the president of the convention and entered on the journal of the convention.
7. The convention shall determine the rules of its procedure, shall be the judge of the election, returns, and qualifications of its members, and shall keep a journal of its proceedings.
The Governor shall call the convention to order at its opening session and shall preside over it until a temporary or permanent presiding officer shall have been chosen by the delegates.
The delegates shall elect one of their own number as president of the convention, and they shall have power to appoint a secretary and such employes as may be deemed necessary. The secretary shall receive a compensation of fifteen dollars ($15.00) per day. The employes of the Convention shall receive such compensation as shall be determined upon by the convention.
§ 8. The proceedings of the convention shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State. The revision or alteration of, or the amendments to the Constitution, agreed to and adopted by the convention, shall be recorded in the office of the Secretary of State.
The revision or alteration of, or the amendments to the Constitution, adopted by the convention, shall be submitted to the electors of this State for ratification or rejection, at an election appointed by the convention for that purpose, not less than two months, nor more than six months after the adjournment of the convention. The convention sha determine the manner in which such revision, alteration or amendments shall be submitted to the electors. The convention shall prescribe the manner and form in which such revision, alteration or amendinents shall be published prior to the submission thereof to the electors. No such revision, alteration or amendments shall take effect unless approved by a majority of the electors voting at such election.
The convention shall designate or fix the day or days upon which such revision, alteration or amendments, if adopted by the voters, shall become effective.
9. Notices of the election to be called by the convention shal be given in the manner and form prescribed by the convention. The convention shall prescribe the manner and form of voting at such election, and the ballots for use in such election shall be printed accordingly, by the officials charged with the duty of printing ballots for use in general elections.
The votes cast at such election shall be tabulated, returned and canvassed in such manner as may be directed by the convention.
§ 10. Every person who, at the time of the holding of any primary or other election provided for in this Act, is a qualified elector under the Constitution and laws of this State, shall be entitled to vote in such election.
The primary and other elections provided for in this Act shall be held at the places fixed by law for the holding of general elections and shall be conducted by the officials, judges and clerks charged with the duty of conducting general elections.
All laws then in force in relation to the registration of voters in primary and general elections, and all laws then in force for the prevention of fraudulent and illegal voting, shall be applicable to the primary and other elections provided for in this Act.
All laws in force governing elections and not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, or with powers exercised under the terms hereof, shall apply to and govern elections held under the terms of this Act. 11. The convention shall have power to punish by imprisonment, any person, not a member, who shall be guilty of disrespect to the convention, by disorderly or contemptuous behavior in its presence. But no such imprisonment shall extend beyond twenty-four hours at any one time, unless the person shall persist in such disorderly or contemptuous behavior. Commitments for disorderly or contemptuous behavior in the presence of the convention shall be made in the manner now provided by law for the commitment of persons guilty of disrespect to the General Assembly.
§ 12. It shall be the duty of all public officers to furnish the convention with any and all statements, papers, books, records and public documents that the convention shall require. The convention, and its committees, shall have the same power to compel the attendance of witnesses, or the production of papers, books, records and public documents, as is now exercised by the General Assembly, and its committees, under the provisions of an Act entitled, "An Act to revise the law in relation to the General Assembly," approved and in force February 25,
§13. The sum of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated for the payment of salaries and other expenses properly incident to the constitutional convention. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and direcetd to draw warrants on the State Treasurer for the foregoing amount or any part thereof, upon the presentation of itemized Vouchers certified to as correct by the president of the constitutional convention or the acting president of the convention. All printing, binding, stationery and other similar supplies for the constitutiona! convention shall be furnished through the Department of Public Works and Buildings.
AN ACT to provide for the compilation of information and data for the use of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention, and making an appropriation therefor.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: The Joint Legislative Reference Bureau shall collect, classify and catalog such reports, books, periodicals, documents, digests, summaries of the laws and constitutions of other states, and such other printed or written matter as may be of assistance to the delegates in the performance of their official duties. The Joint Legislative Reference Bureau shall compile and publish in pamphlet form, or otherwise, for the use of the members of the convention such information and data as may be deemed necessary, and shall furnish or render to the delegates, such other information or assistance as may be requested.
§ 2. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act, there is hereby appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.). The appropriation herein made shall not be available after June 30,
3. Upon the presentation of proper vouchers certified to as correct by the secretary of the Legislative Reference Bureau and approved by the Department of Finance, the Auditor of Public Accounts