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Act approved June 14, 1909, in force July 1, 1909, as subsequently amended shall not consider the tax herein authorized as a part of the general taxes levied for such city, township, village or incorporated town purposes and shall not include the same in the limitation of two per cent of the assessed valuation upon which taxes are authorized to be levied:

Provided, in cities, townships, villages and incorporated towns, the city council or board of trustees in cities, townships, villages and incorporated towns may dispense with the levy of such tax in case the pension fund, over and above the reserve fund, is sufficient to meet all demands of those requiring payment from the pension fund.

All moneys derived from the taxes so levied and one per centum of all revenues collected by such cities, townships, villages and incorporated towns, authorizing persons or incorporations to engage in any business, occupation or profession, excepting that of public utilities, also all fines imposed for the violation of fire ordinances, the enforcement or collection of which may be charged to, and be under the supervision of the chief officer or subordinate officers of such fire department in any such city, township, village or incorporated town, shall be set apart by the treasurer of such cities, townships, villages or incorporated towns, to whom the same shall be paid, as a fund for the pensioning of disabled and superannuated firemen in such cities, townships, villages and incorporated towns.

Provided, that the word or term "fireman" or "firemen" as used in this Act, shall include all persons, who at the time this Act becomes effective are entitled to the benefits of an Act, entitled, "An Act to create a board of trustees of the firemen's pension fund; to provide and distribute such fund for the pensioning of disabled firemen and the widows and minor children of deceased firemen; to authorize the retirement from service and pensioning of members of the fire department; and for the purposes connected therewith, in cities, townships, villages and incorporated towns whose population exceeds fifty thousand (50,000) inhabitants, having a paid fire department,” approved May 13, 1887, and in force July 1, 1887, as subsequently amended, and in cities which have adopted an Act entitled, "An Act to regulate the civil service of cities," approved and in force March 20, 1895, all persons who have been or shall be hereafter appointed to any position which is classified by the civil service commission of such city, in the fire service of such city, and in cities, townships, villages and incorporated towns, which have not adopted said Civil Service Act and all persons appointed to any position in the fire department, with the limitations contained in this Act, shall also be included and entitled to the benefits of this Act.

APPROVED June 20, 1923.

FIREMEN'S PENSION FUND.

1. Amends section 2, Act of 1917. § 2. Fund-How raised.

(HOUSE BILL No. 567.

APPROVED JUNE 27, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend section 2 of an Act entitled, "An Act to provide for a firemen's pension fund and to create a board of trustees to administer said fund in cities having a population exceeding two hundred thousand (200,000) inhabitants," (filed June 14, 1917), as subsequently amended.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois represented in the General Assembly:

SECTION 1. That section 2 of an Act entitled. "An Act to provide for a firemen's pension fund and to create a board of trustees to administer said fund in cities having a population exceeding two hundred thousand (200,000) inhabitants," (filed June 14, 1917), as subsequently amended, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

§ 2. Said pension fund shall consist of the following items which shall be set apart and placed to the credit of said pension fund.

(a) Two and one-half per centum of the salary or wages of each fireman to be retained or deducted by the fiscal officers of the city before any part of said salary or wages shall be paid to said firemen.

(b) Five per centum of an amount equal to the monthly salary or wages of each fireman, attached to his rank at the time of his retirement after twenty (20) years' service under the provisions of this Act, which shall be paid monthly by such retired fireman to the treasurer of the board of trustes hereinafter created from the time of such retirement and until he shall reach the age of fifty (50) years.

(c) All fines and penalties imposed upon firemen for breach of any rules of the fire department.

(d) All rewards in moneys, fees, gifts and emoluments that may be paid or given for or on account of extraordinary services by the fire department or any member thereof (except when allowed to be retained by competitive award).

(e) All taxes collected for the firemen's pension fund pursuant to the levy hereinafter authorized.

(f) All moneys or property acquired from any source by the board of trustees hereinafter created under the powers granted to said board.

The city council of such city shall levy annually a tax, for the purpose of providing revenue for the pension fund hereby created, of one-third of a mill on the dollar on all taxable property of such city. Said tax shall be in addition to all other taxes which such city is now or hereafter may be authorized to levy upon the aggregate valuations of all property within such city, and shall be exclusive of and in addition to the amount of tax such city is now or may hereafter be authorized to levy for general purposes under and by virtue of section 1 of Article VIII of an Act entitled, "An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages," approved April 10, 1872, in

force July 1, 1872, as subsequently amended, or under and by virtue of any other law or laws which may levy for general purposes, and shall be levied and collected in like manner with the general taxes of such city; and the county clerk in reducing tax levies under the provisions of section 2 of an Act entitled, "An Act concerning the levy and extension of taxes," approved May 9, 1901, in force July 1, 1901, as subsequently amended, shall not consider the tax herein authorized as a part of the general taxes levied for city purposes and shall not include the same in the limitation of two per cent of the assessed valuation upon which taxes are required to be extended.

It shall be the duty of the corporate officers of such city who are or may hereafter be authorized by law to draw warrants upon the treasurer of said city, upon request made in writing by the board of trustees hereinafter created, to draw warrants upon the treasurer of such city payable to the treasurer of said board for all funds in the hands of the treasurer of such city belonging to such pension fund. APPROVED June 27, 1923.

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(SENATE BILL No. 144. APPROVED JUNE 20. 1923.)

AN ACT to amend section 1 and the title of "An Act requiring cities, villages and incorporated towns to submit certain ordinances authorizing the issue of bonds, except to refund any existing bonded indebtedness, to the voters of any such city, village or incorporated town," approved June 4, 1909, as amended.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Section 1 of "An Act requiring cities, villages and incorporated towns to submit certain ordinances authorizing the issue of bonds, except to refund any existing bonded indebtedness, to the voters of any such city, village or incorporated town," approved June 4, 1909, as amended is amended to read as follows:

§ 1. Hereafter, no ordinance passed by the city council of any city, or board of trustees of any village or incorporated town, as the case may be, which provides for, or authorizes the issue of bonds (except bonds to refund any existing bonded indebtedness and in cities, villages and incorporated towns of less than two hundred thousand population, bonds to anticipate the collection of installments of special assessments and special taxes against property owned by such municipality and to anticipate the collection of the amount apportioned to such municipality as public benefits, under “An Act concerning local improvements," approved June 14, 1897, as amended) shall become operative, effective or valid until any such ordinance has been submitted to the voters of any such city or village or incorporated town, as the case may be, at the next succeeding general or special election,

or any special election called for that purpose, and approved by a majority of such voters voting upon the question.

§ 2. The title of said Act is amended to read as follows:

An Act requiring cities, villages and incorporated towns to submit certain ordinances authorizing the issue of bonds, to the voters of any such city, village or incorporated town.

§3. WHEREAS, local improvement proceedings are now pending in many cities, villages and incorporated towns in this State, and delay until the first day of July, 1923, in passing ordinances for the issue of bonds to anticipate collection of public benefits, will delay and prevent the completion of work this year, therefore, an emergency exists, and this Act shall take effect upon its passage.

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AN ACT to extend the licensing powers of incorporated towns.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly:

SECTION 1. The president and board of trustees of every town incorporated by a special charter granted by the General Assembly are hereby vested with all authority and power in relation to licensing trades, businesses and occupations and privileges and franchises that is vested in the city council of cities and the president and board of trustees of villages by the provisions of "An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages," approved April 10, 1872, as amended or as it may hereafter be amended.

§ 2. All licensing powers granted by this Act are in addition to the powers possessed by any such incorporated town by virtue of its charter or by virtue of any special or general Acts.

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AN ACT to amend section 6 of "An Act concerning local improvements," approved June 14, 1897, as amended.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly:

SECTION 1. Section 6 of "An Act concerning local improvements," approved June 14, 1897, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

§ 6. In cities within the terms of this Act, having a population of one hundred thousand (100,000) or more, by the last preceding census of the United States, or of this State, there is hereby created a board

of local improvements consisting of the superintendent of special assessments and five other members; such five members shall be nominated by the mayor and shall be confirmed by the council or board of trustees of such city; and no one of which, except such superintendent of special assessments, shall be the head of any department of the government of such city, or hold any other office or position therein. Said board shall elect from its members a president, a vicepresident, and an assistant secretary. The superintendent of special assessments shall be ex officio secretary of the board. In the absence or the inability of the president or secretary to act, the vice-president for the president and the assistant secretary for the secretary, are hereby given full power to sign and execute contracts, vouchers, bonds, payrolls and all other papers, documents and instruments necessary to carry this Act and all proceedings hereunder into full force and effect. Said board shall hold daily sessions for the transaction of all business in rooms accessible to the public, to be provided by the city council.

The city council or board of trustees of such city shall provide for salaries for said board of local improvements. In cities within the terms of this Act having a population of more than fifty thousand (50,000) and less than one hundred thousand (100,000) by the last preceding census of the United States, or of this State, there is hereby created a board of local improvements, consisting of five members of which board the commissioner of public works shall be the president. The other members of said board shall be the superintendent of streets, the superintendent of sewers, and superintendent of special assessments and the city engineer. In cities having a population of less than fifty thousand (50,000) and in villages and incorporated towns, the board of local improvements shall consist of the mayor of said city, or the president of such village or town, who shall be president of such board and the public engineer and the superintendent of streets of such municipality where such officers shall be provided for by ordinance; but if at any time no such officers shall be provided for, then the city council or the board of trustees, as the case may be, shall by ordinance designate two or more members of such body who shall, with such mayor or president of such village or town, until otherwise provided by ordinance, constitute the members of the board.

The board of trustees of any city, village or incorporated town organized under special charter having a population of less than 75,000, the limits or which are co-extensive with the township in which it is situated, may provide by ordinance for the payment of salaries to the members of the board of local improvements; but, if any member of said board holds any other office in such incorporated city, village or town government, his salary as member of said board shall not exceed the sum of $100.00 per month.

Provided, however, that in cities having a population of less than fifty thousand (50,000) and in villages and incorporated towns which have heretofore adopted or shall adopt an Act known as "The Commission Form of Municipal Government" Act, it shall be lawful for

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