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(2) For the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this Act. the said committee is hereby authorized:

(a) To direct the Attorney General, in the name of the State of Illinois, to commence and prosecute actions or proceedings before any court, commission, administrative or quasi-judicial body, of any state or of the United States, having jurisdiction or authority in the premises, or to intervene in any such action or proceeding, by whomsoever commenced or prosecuted, which is now or may hereafter be pending.

(b) To institute on its own motion any method, plan or program for the purpose of informing and advising laborers, farmers, manufacturers, and the public generally, of the nature and effect of such trade practices and of their rights and liabilities with respect thereto.

(c) To participate in and co-operate with any method, plan or program now or hereafter carried on by any similar body or committee of any other state or by any private, public or semi-public organization for the purpose of informing and advising laborers, farmers, manufacturers and the public generally of the nature and effect of such trade practices and of their rights and liabilities with respect thereto.

(3) Such committee shall have power to employ and fix the compensation of such stenographers, clerks, assistants, and experts as it may deem necessary and expedient for the proper discharge of the duties imposed by the provisions of this Act, and such employes shall be entitled to receive their actual and necessary traveling expenses incurred in the discharge of their official duties. Such committee shall not be confined to its employment of assistants, and experts to the civil service list.

(4) Such committee shall have power to susscribe for or purchase, or to compile and print, and to distribute, by mail, or otherwise. any reports, decisions, statistics, treatises, data or information, or to engage, compensate and pay the expenses of speakers, to disseminate such information.

(5) Such committee shall have the power to act jointly and cooperate with similar bodies or committees of other states, or with private, public or semi-public organizations or associations actively opposing such trade practice in the matter, along the lines, and within the purview of this Act.

(6) Said committee is hereby authorized to expend, and the Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby directed to issue his warrant upon the State Treasurer to pay upon the voucher of said committee. out of the funds appropriated therefor, any sum or sums required to defray the expenses and disbursements necessary to carry out the provisions hereof.

(7) In the event that paragraph (c) of sub-section (2), subsections (4) or (5) of this section, or any part thereof, is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the remainder of this section.

(8) There is hereby appropriated from any moneys in the general fund not otherwise appropriated for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars. APPROVED June 20, 1923.

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AN ACT to create a deep waterway commission and making an appropriation for the expenses thereof.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: There is created for a period of two years a deep waterway commission to consist of nine members to be appointed by the Governor. Four members of this commission shall be appointed from the membership of the Fifty-third General Assembly and five members from citizens of Illinois.

§ 2. The members of the deep waterway commission shall serve without compensation but shall receive their expenses incurred in carrying out the duties prescribed by this Act.

§3. The deep waterway commission is authorized and directed to study and investigate the feasibility, desirability, value and importance to the people of this State of the project to connect the Great Lakes with the Atlantic seaboard by way of St. Lawrence River, so as to permit the passage of ocean going vessels from ports on the Great Lakes, to tide water without breaking bulk.. The commission is further authorized and directed to publish from time to time in such form and manner as it shall deem advisable the results of its investigations to the end that the people of this and other states may be informed of the value and importance of the proposed project, and as to the effect that the completion and putting into operation of the plans for the connection of the Great Lakes with tide water by a deep waterway will have on agricultural, commercial and industrial interests of this State and the United States. In carrying on its work the commission is authorized to co-ordinate with similar commissions of other states through a common agency and organization if it deem best. The commission is directed to report to the Governor during the month of July 1924, and to the Governor and the next General Assembly during the month of January 1925, the result of their investigations and services with recommendations.

§4. The sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00) is appropriated to pay the expenses and cost of carrying on the work of the deep waterway commission for the biennium ending June 30, 1925.

$5. The appropriation herein made shall be subject to all the provisions of "An Act in relation to State finance," approved June. 10, 1919, in force July 1, 1919.

APPROVED June 25, 1923.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE-COUNTY FAIRS.

1. Appropriates $71,308.74 for State § 2. Subject to State Finance Act. aid to county fairs.

(HOUSE BILL No. 75. APPROVED JUNE 12, 1923.)

AN ACT making an additional appropriation to the Department of Agriculture for State aid to county fairs.

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

SECTION 1. There is appropriated to the Department of Agriculture, Division of State Aid to county fairs, the sum of $71,308.34 for distribution to encourage and aid county fairs as provided by law. § 2. This appropriation is subject to the provisions of "An Act in relation to State finance," approved June 10, 1919, as amended.. APPROVED June 12, 1923.

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AN ACT appropriating $6,000 to the Department of Agriculture for use in flag smut work during May and June, 1923.

WHEREAS, an item of $10,000 asked for by the Department of Agriculture for use in flag smut work during the year ending June 30th, 1923, the same having been approved by the Finance Department and the House Committee on Appropriations, by an oversight was omitted from the appropriations made to the Department of Agriculture by the Fifty-second General Assembly; and

WHEREAS, The Department of Agriculture is now without funds to continue the flag smut work for the remainder of the year ending June 30th, 1923; and,

WHEREAS, May and June are the only months in the year when flag smut can be detected in the fields, and it is therefore necessary to make a survey of the infested counties and other adjoining wheat growing counties during the months of May and June, as a basis for regulatory work relative to the handling of this year's crop of wheat so as to prevent the further spread of this disease and enforcing the planting of highly resistant varieties in the fall throughout the infested area for the purpose of eradicating it; therefore

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

SECTION 1. There is appropriated to the Department of Agriculture the sum of $6,000, or so much thereof as may be needed for the work of controlling and eradicating flag smut during May and June 1923, payable out of the general fund in the treasury of the State, and the same is hereby made available on and after the first day of May 1923.

§ 2. This appropriation is subject to the provisions of "An Act in relation to State finance," approved June 10, 1919, as amended.

§ 3. Because of an emergency, this Act shall take effect upon its

passage.

APPROVED May 17, 1923.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE-DIVISION OF GAME AND FISH. § 1. Appropriates $100,000 and speci- § 2. Subject to State Finance Act fies purposes.

(SENATE BILL No. 68. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1923.)

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Department of Agriculture for the Division of Game and Fish.

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

SECTION 1. There is appropriated to the Department of Agriculture, for the Division of Game and Fish, the sum of $100,000 for the following purposes:

For the purchase of lands in northern, central and southern
Illinois to be selected by and with the advice and consent of
the Governor, for preserves for the breeding, hatching,
propagation and conservation of game and fish...
For stocking such preserves and for breeding, hatching,
propagating and conserving game and fish..

$ 50,000

10,000

For conducting a campaign of education as to matters relating to fish culture and for constructing, equipping and maintaining three of more bass hatcheries...

40,000

$100,000

§2. This appropriation is subject to the provisions of "An Act in relation to State finance," approved June 10, 1919, as amended. APPROVED June 28, 1923.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DIVISION OF GAME AND FISH. § 1. Appropriates $200,000 for pre- § 2. Subject to State Finance Act.

serves.

(HOUSE BILL No. 796. APPROVED JUNE 29, 1923.)

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Department of Agriculture, Division of Game and Fish, for the propagation, distribution and conservation of game, birds and fish.

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

SECTION 1. There is appropriated to the Department of Agriculture, Division of Game and Fish, from the game and fish fund, the sum of $200,000 for the biennium ending June 30, 1925, for the purpose of stocking and maintaining game, bird and fish preserves, farms and hatcheries, for feeding, caring for and distributing game, birds and fish, and for disseminating knowledge concerning the propagation and conservation of game, birds and fish.

§2. This appropriation is subject to the provisions of "An Act in relation to State finance," approved June 10, 1919, as amended. APPROVED June 29, 1923.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TUBERCULOSIS AMONG DOMESTIC

CATTLE.

(SENATE BILL No. 209. APPROVED JUNE 21, 1923.)

§ 1. Appropriates $1,000,000.

§ 2. Subject to State Finance Act.

AN ACT making an appropriation for the purpose of indemnifying owners of tubercular cattle destroyed as provided by law and to defray the expenses incidental thereto.

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

SECTION 1. There is appropriated to the Department of Agriculture, for the biennium beginning July 1, 1923, the sum of one million dollars ($1,000,000) or so much thereof as may be necessary for the following purposes:

For the purpose of indemnifying the owners of tubercular

cattle destroyed under the provisions of "An Act in relation to the suppression, eradication and control of tuberculosis among domestic cattle and to provide an appropriation therefor," approved June 28, 1919, as now or hereafter amended

For the purpose of defraying the expenses incidental to carrying out the above provisions.

$ 900,000

100,000

$1,000,000

Total for eradication of bovine tuberculosis.. § 2. This appropriation is subject to the provisions of "An Act in relation to State finance," approved June 10, 1919. APPROVED June 21, 1923.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH-ADDITIONAL.

§ 1. Appropriates $35,000.

§ 2. Subject to State Finance Act. (SENATE BILL NO. 2. APPROVED FEBRUARY 21, 1923.)

AN ACT making an additional appropriation to the Department of Public Health.

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

SECTION 1. There is appropriated to the Department of Public Health for the purpose of purchasing antitoxins and serums for the period ending June 30, 1923:

For operation

$35,000

§ 2. The appropriations herein made are subject to the provisions of "An Act in relation to State finance," approved June 10, 1919, in force July 1, 1919.

§3. Because of an emergency this Act shall take effect upon its

passage.

APPROVED February 21, 1923.
(Repealed by H. B. No. 811).

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