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POLICEMEN'S ANNUITY AND BENEFIT FUND.-TAX LEVY.

Amends section 11, Act of 1921.

§ 11. Tax levy-Limitation.

(SENATE BILL No. 290. APPROVED JUNE 26, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend section II of an Act entitled, "An Act to provide for the creation, setting apart, maintenance, and administration of a policemen's annuity and benefit fund in cities having a population exceeding two hundred thousand inhabitants," approved June 29, 1921, in force July 1, 1921.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 11 of an Act entitled, "An Act to provide for the creation, setting apart, maintenance, and administration of a policemen's annuity and benefit fund in cities having a population exceeding two hundred thousand inhabitants," approved June 29, 1921, in force July 1, 1921, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

§ 11. It shall be lawful for any such city to levy a tax, of not more than one and six-tenths (16/10) mills on the dollar of the assessed valuation of all taxable property in such city, upon all taxable property in such city for the purpose of providing revenue for the annuity and benefit fund herein provided for.

For such purpose, beginning in the year in which this Act shall come in force and effect in such city, the city council of such city shall levy such a tax annually upon all taxable property in such city at the rate on the dollar of the assessed valuation of all such taxable property that will produce a sum which, when added to the amounts deducted from the salaries of the policemen included under the provisions of this Act and applied to the annuity and benefit fund herein provided for, will be sufficient for the purposes of said fund in accordance with the provisions of this Act. Said tax shall be levied and collected in like manner with the general taxes of such city, and shall be in addition to all other taxes which such city is now or may hereafter be authorized to levy upon the aggregate valuation of all taxable 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 limit the amount of tax which such city may levy for general purposes. The county clerk of the county in which such city is located, in reducing tax levies under the provisions 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 any such tax as a part of the general tax levy for city purposes, and shall not include the same in the limitation of two (2) per cent of the assessed valuation upon which taxes are required to be extended.

The amount of the tax to be levied in each year shall be certified to the city council of such city, by the retirement board of the annuity and benefit fund herein provided for.

As soon as any revenue derived from the said tax shall be collected the same shall be paid to the city treasurer of such city and shall be held by such city treasurer for the benefit of the annuity and benefit fund herein provided for, and all such revenue shall be paid into said annuity and benefit fund in accordance with the provision of this Act.

If the funds available for the purposes of this Act shall be insufficient during any year to meet the requirements of this Act, such city may issue tax anticipation warrants, as provided by law, against the tax levy herein provided for, for the current fiscal year.

The various sums, hereinafter stated, to be contributed by such city for the purposes of this Act, and any interest to be contributed by such city in accordance with the provisions of this Act, shall be taken from the revenue derived from said tax, and, except for the purpose of defraying the cost of administration of the annuity and benefit fund herein provided for during the calendar year in which this Act shall come in force and effect in such city, any money of such city derived from any source other than the levy and collection of said tax or the sale of tax anticipation warrants in accordance with the provisions of this section shall not be used to provide revenue for the annuity and benefit fund herein provided for.

APPROVED June 26, 1923.

PUBLIC COLISEUMS.

§ 1.

Amends section 1. Act of 1913.

§ 1. May establish coliseums-
Tax levy-Coliseum
fund.

(HOUSE BILL No. 621.

APPROVED JUNE 26, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend section 1 of an Act entitled "An Act to enable cities and villages having a population not to exceed five hundred thousand (500,000), to establish and maintain public and municipal coliseums," approved June 27, 1913.

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

SECTION 1. Section 1 of an Act entitled, "An Act to enable cities and villages having a population not to exceed five hundred thousand (500,000) to establish and maintain public and municipal coliseums," approved June 27, 1913, is amended to read as follows:

§ 1. That cities and villages of this State having a population not to exceed five hundred thousand (500,000), shall have and are hereby given and granted power and authority in the manner hereinafter provided, to establish and to maintain public and municipal coliseums to be used for general educational and amusement purposes for the benefit of the inhabitants of such cities or villages, and the city councils of such cities, and the board of trustees of such villages, for the purpose aforesaid, shall have the power and authority to levy a tax

not to exceed two mills on the dollar, for the establishment of such coliseums, and thereafter annually levy a tax not to exceed two-thirds of one mill on the dollar, for the maintenance thereof, such taxes to be levied and collected in like manner as other taxes of such cities and villags are levied and collected for municipal purposes. Such tax when collected shall be turned over and paid to the treasurer of such city or village and shall be designated and known as "Municipal Coliseum Fund," and such tax shall be in addition to all other taxes which such city or village now is or hereafter may be authorized to levy and collect, and shall be in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes as provided by section 1 of Article VIII of "An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages." approved April 10, 1872, and all amendments thereto.

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AN ACT to amend "An Act to provide for the acquisition, equipment, conduct and maintenance of public playgrounds in and by cities, towns and villages having a population of less than one hundred and fifty thousand," approved June 24, 1921.

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

SECTION 1. "An Act to provide for the acquisition, equipment, conduct and maintenance of public playgrounds in and by cities, towns and villages having a population of less than one hundred and fifty thousand," approved June 24, 1921, is amended to read as follows:

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§ 1. The term governing body" as herein used means the city council, board of trustees or commissioners of any city, town or village coming under the provisions of this Act.

§ 2. The governing body in any city, town or village of less than one hundred fifty thousand inhabitants may dedicate and set apart for use as playgrounds, or recreation centers, any lands or buildings owned or leased by such municipality and not dedicated or devoted to another and inconsistent public use; and such municipality may, in such manner as may now or hereafter be authorized or provided by law for the acquisition of lands or buildings for public purposes by such municipality, acquire or lease lands or building, or both, within or beyond the corporate limits of such municipality, for playgrounds and recreation cen

ters, and when the governing body of the municipality so dedicates, sets apart, acquires, or leases lands or buildings for such purposes, it may provide for their conduct, equipment and maintenance according to provisions of this Act, by making an appropriation from the general municipal funds; but no lands or buildings shall be so acquired or leased for playgrounds or recreation centers nor shall any appropriation be made for the acquisition, conduct, equipment or maintenance of any such playground or recreation center unless the question of such acquisition or appropriation has been submitted by the corporate officers of such municipality to the voters of the city, village of [or] incorporated towns at a special election or at a general election, and a majority of the votes cast at the election in such municipality were in favor of such action.

§ 3 The governing body of any such municipality may establish a recreation system and it may vest the power to provide, maintain and conduct playgrounds and recreation centers in the school board, park board or other existing body or in a recreation board as the governing body may determine. Any board so designated shall have the power to maintain and equip playgrounds and recreation centers and the buildings thereon, and may, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions. of this Act employ play leaders, playground directors, supervisors, recreation superintendents or such other officers or employees as they deem proper.

§ 4. If the governing body of any such municipality determines that the power to provide, establish, conduct and maintain a recreation system, shall be exercised by a playground and recreation board, such governing body shall, by resolution or ordinance, establish in such municipality a playground and recreation board which shall possess all the powers and be subject to all the responsibilities of local authorities under this Act. Such board when established, shall consist of either three of five persons, as the governing body may determine, to be appointed by the mayor or president of the board of trustees of such municipality by and with the consent of the council, board of trustees or commmissioners which board shall serve without compensation.

Where such board is composed of three members their term of office shall be three years, and where composed of five members, five years, or until their successors are appointed and qualified, except that the members of such board first appointed shall be appointed for such terms that the term of one member shall expire annually thereafter. If vacancy occurs in the office of any such member, the mayor or president of the board of trustees shall appoint a successor to serve for the unexpired term.

Any board appointed pursuant to the provisions of this Act prior to the passage of this amendatory Act, shall serve until the expiration of their term of office, when a board shall be appointed in the manner hereinbefore specified.

§ 5. Any two or more municipalities may jointly provide, establish, maintain and conduct a recreation system and acquire property for and

establish and maintain playgrounds and recreation centers. Any school board or park board may join with any municipality in conducting and maintaining a recreation system.

§ 6 A playground and recreation board or other authority in which is vested the power to provide, establish, conduct and maintain playgrounds and recreation centers pursuant to this Act, may accept any grant or devise or real estate or any gift or bequest of money or other personal property or any donation, the principal or income of which is to be applied for either temporary or permanent use for playground or recreation purposes; but if the acceptance thereof for such purposes will subject the municipality to expense for improvements, maintenance or renewal, the acceptance of any grant or devise of real estate shall be subject to the approval of the governing body of such municipality. Money received for such purpose, unless otherwise provided by the terms of the gift or bequest, shall be deposited with the treasurer of the municipality to the account of the playground and recreation board or other such authority, and such money may be withdrawn and paid out in the same manner as money appropriated for recreation purposes.

§ 7. The governing body of any municipality may provide that the bonds of such municipality may be issued in the manner provided by law for the issuance of bonds for other purposes, for the purpose of acquiring lands or buildings for playgrounds, and for the equipment thereof, subject, however, to the adoption of a proposition therefor at a municipal election if the adoption of such a proposition is a prerequisite to the issuance of bonds of such municipality for public purposes generally.

§ 8. Whenever a petition signed by at least 10 per cent of the qualified voters of any such municipality shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the municipality, it shall be the duty of the corporate officers having charge thereof to cause the question of the establishment, maintenance and conduct of a recreation system, to be submitted to the voters to be voted upon at the next general or special municipal election, provided, however, that such questions shall not be voted upon at the next general or special election unless such petition has been filed at least thirty days prior to the date of such election. Such petition shall request the governing body of such municipality to provide, establish, maintain and conduct a supervised recreation system and to levy an annual tax for the conduct and maintenance thereof, and shall designate the minimum tax, except that in no case shall such tax be more than one and one-third mills on each dollar of assessed valuation of all taxable property within the corporate limits of such municipality.

§ 9. Upon the adoption of such proposition at an election, the governing body of the municipality shall, by resolution or ordinance, provide for the establishment, maintenance and conduct of a playground and recreation system, and shall establish a playground and recreation board as provided in section 4 of this Act.

The governing body of any municipality adopting the provisions of this Act at an election shall thereafter levy and collect, annually, a

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