« PreviousContinue »
§ 2. The appropriation herein made shall be subject to all the provisions, conditions and limitations of an Act entitled, "An Act in relation to State finance," approved,. ...1919, in force July
APPROVED June 28, 1919.
JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 30. 1. Appropriates $5,000.00. 3. Emergency.
2. How drawn.
(SENATE BILL No. 513. APPROVED JUNE 19, 1919.)
AN ACT to make an appropriation for the joint legislative committee created pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution No. 30, Fifty-first General Assembly, containing an emergency provision.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: There is hereby appropriated for the necessary expenses of the joint legislative committee created pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution No. 30, Fifty-first General Assembly, for the carrying out of the provisions of that resolution, the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000).
§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is authorized and directed to draw his warrant against the appropriation herein made, upon the presentation of vouchers approved by the chairman of the committee, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the President of the Senate, and the State Treasurer is authorized and directed to pay them out of any money remaining in the State treasury, not otherwise appropriated.
§ 3. Because of an emergency, this Act shall take effect upon its passage.
AN ACT to establish a Mining Investigation Commission of the State of Illinois, and to make appropriation therefor.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That a commission be established, to be known as the Mining Investigation Commission of the State of Illinois, consisting of three coal mine owners and three coal miners appointed by the Governor, together with three qualified men, no one of whom shall be identified or affiliated with the interests of either of the mine owners or coal miners or dependent upon the patronage or
good will of either, nor in political life who shall be appointed by the Governor.
Each member of the said commission shall have equal authority, power and voting strength in considering and acting upon any matters which may be brought to the attention of the commission and on which the commission may act and the said commission shall have power and authority to investigate the methods and conditions of mining in the State of Illinois with special reference to the safety of human lives and property and the conservation of coal deposits.
§ 2. In making an investigation as contemplated in this Act, said commissioners shall have the power to issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses, which shall be under the seal of the commission and signed by the chairman or secretary of said commission.
In case any person shall wilfully fail or refuse to obey such subpoena, it shall be the duty of the Circuit Court of any county, upon application of the said commissioners, to issue an attachment for such witness, and compel such witness to attend before the commissioners, and give his testimony upon such matters as shall be lawfully required by such commissioners; and the said court shall have the power to punish for contempt, as in other cases of refusal to obey the process and erder of such court.
The fees of witnesses shall be the same as in the courts of record and shall be paid out of the appropriation hereinafter made.
And upon order duly entered of record by the said commission any one or more members of the said commission shall be empowered to take testimony touching the matters within the jurisdiction of the said commission and report the same to the said commission.
Said commission shall have power and are authorized to adopt a seal and to make such rules not inconsistent with or contrary to law for the government of proceedings before it, as it may deem proper and shall have the same power to enforce such rules and to preserve order and decorum in its presence as is vested by the common law or statute of this State in any court of general jurisdiction.
3. Said commission shall meet at the State Capitol building in Springfield on the second Tuesday after notice of their appointment and shall immediately elect a chairman and secretary from among their number, one of whom shall be a coal mine owner and the other a coal miner. Said commission shall cause a record to be kept of all its proceedings.
Five members of the said commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but a less number than a quorum may adjourn the meeting of the commission from time to time.
Meetings of the said commission other than called meetings, as provided for herein, may be held at such times and places within the State of Illinois, as may be fixed by the said commission.
A meeting of the said commission shall be held upon the written request of any three members of the said commission signed by them and delivered to the secretary, who shall, upon receipt of such request. notify each member of said commission by mail of such meeting so to
be held, and the time and place thereof. And no such meeting shall be beld less than five days after the mailing of notice of the said meeting to the members of said commission by the secretary.
Such called meeting shall be held either in Springfield or Chicago. § 4. Said commission shall report to the Governor and to the General Assembly at its next regular session, submitting, so far as they have unanimously agreed, a proposed revision of mining laws of the State, together with such other recommendations as to the commission shall seem fit and proper relating to mining in the State of Illinois.
And where there is not unanimous agreement upon any recommendation there shall be submitted in like manner separate reports embodying the recommendations of any one or more members of the said commission, which said reports shall each set forth in detail the recommendation of the commissioner or commissioners signing said report and shall embody his or their respective reasons for such recommendations and his or their objection to the report of other members of the commission. The duties and functions of said commission shall cease and the terms of office of the respective commissioners shall terminate upon the adjournment of the Fifty-second General Assembly.
§ 5. The members of said commission who are coal mine owners and coal miners, as aforesaid, shall receive no compensation for their services. The remaining three members of the commission shall receive as compensation for their services the sum of $10.00 per day for each day actually employed by them as such commissioners. All members of the said commission shall be reimbursed for their actual expenses incurred in and about the actual work of said commission.
Said commission may appoint a stenographer or clerk and such other emplyoees [employees] as are necessary and shall fix their compensation and may incur such other expenses as are properly incidental to the work of the commission.
6. The sum of seven thousand dollars ($7,000.00), or as much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated for the postage, stationery, clerical and expert services, and incidental traveling expenses of the commission, and the per diem of members as herein authorized, and the Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the foregoing amount, or any part thereof, in payment of any expenses, charges or disbursements authorized by this Act, on order of this commission, signed by its chairman, attested by its secretary, and approved by the Governor.
The Department of Public Works and Buildings is hereby authorized and directed to provide all necessary printing for the niining investigating commission, and testimony taken by it shall be reported in full and may be published from time to time by the commission.
APPROVED June 28, 1919.
(HOUSE BILL No. 122. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.)
AN ACT to provide for a memorial in honor to the memory of Gover Edward Coles, and to make an appropriation therefor.
WHEREAS: Edward Coles served as the second Governor of t State, from 1822 to 1826; and
WHEREAS: As private secretary of President James Madison, G ernor Coles was one of the most, noted characters of our nation; and WHEREAS: An hereditary slave holder, he executed instruments emancipation to his slaves at Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois, July 4, 1819; and
WHEREAS: To his effective leadership of the anti-slavery forces the momentuous struggle of 1824 to amend the Constitution of 1818 as to legalize slavery in this State, is due, in large measure, the credit f preserving Illinois as a free State; now, therefore,
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illino represented in the General Assembly: That the Department of Publ Works and Buildings shall accept a donation of a site for and shall pr cure and cause to be erected, at Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinoi a suitable memorial to the memory of Governor Edward Coles.
§ 2. The sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) is appropriated the Department of Public Works and Buildings for the carrying out the provisions of this Act. The Auditor of Public Accounts is autho ized and directed to draw warrants upon the State Treasurer against th appropriation herein made, upon the presentation of vouchers certifie to as correct by the Director of Public Works and Buildings and ap proved by the Director of Finance, and the State Treasurer is authorize and directed to pay the same out of any funds in the State treasury no otherwise appropriated.
APPROVED June 28, 1919.
MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS.
§ 1. Orders erection of monument in § 2. Appropriates $35,000. memory of Hon. John M. Pal
(HOUSE BILL No. 559.
§ 3. How drawn.
APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.)
AN ACT to authorize the construction of a monument to the memory of Ilonorable John M. Palmer, former Governor of the State of Illinois. and to make an appropriation therefor.
WHEREAS: Honorable John M. Palmer, in fifty years of public life, rendered distinguished service to the people of the State of Illinois as a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1847, as a member of the Senate of the General Assembly, as Governor and as United States Senator; and
WHEREAS: He was Governor of the State at the time of the adoption of the present Constitution; and
WHEREAS: During the Civil War, when the nation was confronted with the greatest crisis in its history, he unhesitatingly tendered his services to his country by organizing, in 1861, the Fourteenth Illinois. Volunteer Infantry, of which organization he became Colonel; and
WHEREAS: He rose from the rank of Colonel to that of Major General and was appointed by Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, as Commander of the Fourteenth Army Corps; and
WHEREAS: He was made Commander of the Military Department of Kentucky in 1865, and in September, 1866, after more than five years of service in his country's cause, received his honorable discharge from the Army of the United States; and
WHEREAS: It is altogether fitting that a monument to the memory of this illustrious citizen of Illinois should be erected as a token of appreciation of his splendid services to his State and nation; now, therefore,
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That a monument to the memory of Honorable John M. Palmer, former Governor of the State of Illinois, shall be constructed on the Capitol grounds. The Department of Public Works and Buildings shall determine the location of the monument and shall have charge of the construction thereof.
§ 2. The sum of thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000) or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act.
3. Upon the presentation of proper vouchers certified to as correet by the Director of Public Works and Buildings and approved by the Director of Finance, the Auditor of Public Accounts shall draw his warrants against the sum hereby appropriated.
APPROVED June 28, 1919.
MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS.
Orders erection of monument in § 2. Appropriates $35,000.
§ 3. How drawn.
(HOUSE BILL No. 560. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.)
AN ACT to authorize the construction of a monument to the memory of Honorable Richard Yates, former Governor of the State of Illinois, and to make an appropriation therefor.
WHEREAS: Honorable Richard Yates in many years of public life rendered distinguished service to the people of this State as a member of the General Assembly, as Governor, as a member of the House of Representatives of Congress, and as United States Senator; and
WHEREAS: He was Governor of the State of Illinois during the Civil War and, in that capacity, rendered invaluable service to the nation at a time when it was confronted by the greatest crisis in its history; and
WHEREAS: He became known as Illinois' War Governor; and