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widen, raise, strengthen, improve, repair, build and construct, as the case may be, levees around the city of Beardstown in the State of Illinois for the purpose of furnishing protection from floods and overflow of the Illinois River.

§ 2. The money hereby appropriated shall be expended by the Department of Public Works and Buildings of Illinois as near as may be in conformity with and in furtherance of general plans and specfications which have now or hereafter may be adopted for widening, raising, strengthening, improving, repairing, building or constructing the levees as the case may be for said city.

§ 3. The auditor of public accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrants from time to time upon the State Treasurer for moneys herein appropriated upon proper vouchers certified by the Department of Public Works and Buildings and approved by the Department of Finance and the Governor of the State of Illinois. FILED July 7, 1923.

The Governor having failed to return this bill to the General Assembly during its session, the General Assembly having adjourned sine die on June 30, 1923, and he having filed the same in my office on this date without signature or objections, it has therefore become a law. Witness my hand this 7th day of July, A. D., 1923.

LOUIS L. EMMERSON,
Secretary of State.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND BUILDINGS-LEVEE AT NAPLES. Appropriates $10,000.

§ 1.

§ 2. How expended.

§ 3. How drawn.

(HOUSE BILL No. 224. FILED JULY 7, 1923).

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Department of Public Works and Buildings for the purpose of widening. raising, strengthening, improving, repairing, building and constructing levees in or around the village of Naples, Scott County, in the State of Illinois.

WHEREAS, the village of Naples has found it necessary to raise, strengthen and improve the levees protecting it in order to avoid the destruction of that village and great loss of life; and

WHEREAS, the village has reached or exceeded its taxing power under the Constitution of the State in securing the necessary funds to construct said levees for its protection and is consequently now unable to raise money by taxation, issuance of bonds or otherwise with which to do the necessary work of raising and strengthening the levees; and WHEREAS, in the year 1922 it became necessary for the State of Illinois to expend thousands of dollars in protecting the village from overflow and to save the lives of its citizens; and

WHEREAS, it will be necessary each succeeding year for the State to incur heavy expense to prevent the destruction of the said village by floods and to save the lives of its citizens endangered by reason of the giving way or inadequacy of the levees built for protection against overflow; therefore

For the purpose of aiding the village named, situated in the State of Illinois, in so strengthening, raising and widening the levees now

around such village as to secure protection from overflow and thereby prevent the annual recurrence of the great expense to the State of Illinois to save the village of Naples from destruction by floods and consequent destitution of citizens and probable great loss of life; now, therefore,

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

SECTION 1. There is hereby appropriated to the Department of Public Works and Buildings of the State of Illinois, the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary to widen, raise, strengthen, improve, repair, build or construct, as the case may be, the levees at said village of Naples, county of Scott, for the purpose of furnishing protection from floods and overflows of the Illinois River:

Provided, that this appropriation is made on the express condition that the village of Naples shall appropriate the maximum amount they can raise by levy and bond issue under the Constitution and laws of the State of Illinois and expend the same for the purposes herein named.

§ 2. The money hereby appropriated shall be expended by the said Department of Public Works and Buildings, as near as may be in conformity with, and in furtherance of general plans and specifications, which have now or hereafter may be adopted for widening, raising, strengthening, improving, repairing, building or constructing the levees, as the case may be, at said village of Naples, named in section 1 of this Act, and for the respective sum.

§ 3. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer for the moneys herein appropriated, upon proper vouchers certified by the Department of Public Works and Buildings of Illinois, and approved by the Governor of Illinois.

FILED July 7, 1923.

The Governor having failed to return this bill to the General Assembly during its session, the General Assembly having adjourned sine die on June 30, 1923, and he having filed the same in my office on this date without signature or objections, it has therefore become a law.

Witness my hand this 7th day of July, A. D., 1923.

LOUIS L. EMMERSON,

Secretary of State.

DEPARTMENT OF REGISTRATION AND EDUCATION.

1. Appropriates $14,200.

§ 2. Subject to State Finance Act.

§ 3. Emergency.

(SENATE BILL NO. 18. APPROVED APRIL 23, 1923.)

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Department of Registration and Education to pay the expense of enforcing the provisions of "An Act in relation to the definition, registration and regulation of real estate brokers and real estate salesmen," approved June 29, 1921.

WHEREAS: The Fifty-second General Assembly passed an Act providing for the registration and regulation of real estate brokers and real estate salesmen and vested in the Department of Registration and Education the duty of enforcing this Act, and

WHEREAS; The General Assembly failed to appropriate any money for the expense of enforcing this Act, and

WHEREAS: The Department of Registration and Education is in need of funds to enable it to pay salaries and wages, travel and miscellaneous expenses in connection with the registration and renewal of certificates for real estate brokers and real estate salesmen and in otherwise carrying out the provisions of the Act in question; now, 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 Registration and Education the sum of $14,200 for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of "An Act in relation to the definition, registration and regulation of real estate brokers and real estate salesmen," approved June 29, 1921, to June 30, 1923, in the following items:

For salaries and wages..

For the following positions at not to exceed the rates herein specified:

.$ 7,800

For inspectors at rates not to exceed $150 per month..... For clerks and stenographers at rates not to exceed $150 per month

2,400

For per diem of members of committees at not to exceed $10 per day

2,400

3,000

5,600

For travel

For contingencies

800

§ 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.

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AN ACT to make an additional appropriation to the Department of Trade and Commerce for the Division of Chicago Grain Inspection to be used in paying for overtime grain inspection services.

WHEREAS, Owing to the unusually large shipments of grain through Chicago, and to the urgent requests of shippers that the inspection thereof be carried on as rapidly as possible, the appropriation of fifteen thousand dollars for overtime grain inspection, for the biennial period ending June 30, 1923, has been expended; and

WHEREAS, The services rendered by the Division of Chicago Grain Inspection in overtime work bring into the State treasury money in excess of the expenditures made therefor; and

WHEREAS, All of the money appropriated by this Act for use in the payment of overtime services will be refunded to the State on account of payments made by the owners of the grain for the inspection thereof, now therefore,

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

SECTION 1. The additional sum of twelve thousand dollars ($12,000.00) is appropriated to the Department of Trade and Commerce for the Division of Chicago Grain Inspection, to be used in the payment of overtime services for the year ending June 30, 1923.

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

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

APPROVED April 10, 1923.

EAST MOLINE-LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS.

1. Appropriates $6,951.14.

2. Subject to State Finance Act.

(SENATE BILL No. 297. APPROVED MAY 17, 1923.)

AN ACT making an appropriation to the city of East Moline to pay the State's proportionate share of special assessments and interest thereon for paving certain street therein.

WHEREAS, The city of East Moline has paved Third Avenue, which abuts the Watertown State Hospital; and

WHEREAS, The city levied a special assessment to pay for said improvement, and the State's proportionate share with interest is sixtynine hundred fifty-one dollars and fourteen cents ($6,951.14); now, therefore

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

SECTION 1. There is appropriated to the city of East Moline, Illinois, the sum of sixty-nine hundred fifty-one dollars and fourteen cents ($6,951.14), to pay the State's proportionate share of the special assessment, plus accrued interest, for the paving of Third Avenue.

§ 2. This appropriation is subject to the provisions of "An Act in relation to State finance," approved June 10, 1919, as amended. APPROVED May 17, 1923.

§ 1.

EMPLOYEES OF SENATE ADDITIONAL.

Appropriates $15,000.

§ 3. Emergency.

§ 2. Subject to State Finance Act.

(SENATE BILL No. 345. APPROVED MAY 17, 1923.)

AN ACT making an additional appropriation for the payment of the employees of the Senate of the Fifty-third General Assembly of the State of Illinois.

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

SECTION 1. There is hereby appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the per diem of the employees of the Senate of the Fifty-third General Assembly of the State of Illinois at the rate of compensation allowed by law or by resolution of the Senate.

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

§ 3. The appropriation made by the Fifty-second General Assembly for the purpose herein stated is inadequate and this additional appropriation is necessary to provide for the payment of the employees of the Senate for the remainder of the present session of the Fiftythird General Assembly. Therefore an emergency exists and this Act shall take effect upon its passage.

§ 1.

APPROVED May 17, 1923.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND CERTAIN STATE OFFICERS.
Appropriates $3,630,550-Salaries.

§ 2. How drawn.

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AN ACT making appropriations for the pay of officers and members of the next General Assembly and certain officers of the State gov

ernment.

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

SECTION 1. There is hereby appropriated the sum of three million six hundred thirty thousand five hundred fifty dollars ($3,630,550) or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the officers and members of the next General Assembly and certain officers of the State government hereinafter mentioned for the biennium beginning July 1, 1923, as follows:

For Governor ....

For Lieutenant Governor

For Lieutenant Governor, President pro tem of the Senate or other officers while acting as Governor at the rate of $33.33 per day.....

For Secretary of State ..

For Auditor of Public Accounts.

For State Treasurer

For Superintendent of Public Instruction....

$ 12,000.00 per annum 2,500.00 per annum

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