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ways," approved June 24, 1921, except upon the written consent of the Department of Public Works and Buildings. The department shall not authorize such route marking, if, in its discretion, such marking is apt to be confused with the signs or boards erected by the department or is otherwise unnecessary or undesirable.

The department may, at any time, in its discretion, withdraw its consent and remove any such route markings.

The violation of this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than five dollars ($5.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00).

FILED July 6, 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 6th day of July, A. D. 1923.

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AN ACT to amend section 32 of “An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges," approved June 27, 1913, as amended.

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

SECTION 1. Section 32 of "An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges," approved June 27, 1913, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

§ 32. Whenever any State aid road shall be constructed or improved in any county under the provisions of this Act, the State highway commission, either directly or through the State highway engineer, the assistant State highway engineer or the county superintendent of highways, shall thereafter keep all such roads, in proper repair, and the total cost of such maintenance shall be paid out of the State road and bridge funds upon the warrant of the auditor, whenever such payments shall be ordered by the State highway commission. For the purpose of keeping such roads in proper repair, the State highway commission shall have authority to purchase all necessary tools, machinery supplies and materials, and may employ, or authorize the State highway engineer to employ, all labor necessary therefor. Whenever the words "State aid road" are used in this section they shall be taken to mean any bridge thereon or which connects any such road or roads. But the word "repair" when applied to bridges shall not include replacing or building a new bridge.

(a) For the purpose of improving, repairing and maintaining the proposed system of State aid roads in the respective counties under the

provisions of this Act, and for the purpose of assisting the township and road districts in improving, repairing and maintaining township and district roads, the board of supervisors or county commissioners in the respective counties are hereby authorized to purchase machinery and appropriate the necessary funds for carrying on such work and such board of supervisors or county commissioners are further authorized to lease said machinery to the townships or road districts within the respective counties for the work of improving, repairing, and maintaining the roads in their respective townships and road districts. APPROVED July 2, 1923.

§ 1.

STATE AID ROADS-COUNTIES AND CITIES.

Amends section 9 and adds section
9a to Article IV, Act of 1913.
§ 9. State aid authorized.

§ 9a. State aid in cities of less than 7,500 population.

(HOUSE BILL No. 218. FILED JUNE 25, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend section 9 of Article IV of "An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges," approved June 27, 1913, as amend ed, and to add section ga thereto.

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

SECTION 1. Section 9 of Article IV of "An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges," approved June 27, 1913, as amended, is amended and section 9a is added thereto, the amended and added sections to read as follows:

ARTICLE IV.

§ 9. Public highways, or sections thereof, including bridges therein, may be laid out, improved or constructed at the joint expense of the State and any county within the State as hereafter provided. In such case, the State shall contribute one-half of the expense thereof, and the county or counties through which the said highway or portion thereof passes, shall contribute the remaining one-half. Such highways hereinafter known as "State Aid Roads," may be laid out, constructed or improved in the manner hereinafter directed:

The board of supervisors or county commissioners of any county shall, by a majority of the entire board of supervisors or county commissioners, in regular or special session, specify the type of road to be constructed under the provisions of this Act in their respective counties, subject, however, to the approval of the Department of Public Works and Buildings whether of permanent earth improvement (including surface or sub-surface drainage, grading, leveling, and crowning) gravel, macadam, cement, concrete, bituminous concrete on a cement concrete base, brick or other hard-surfaced type of pavement, patented or otherwise, and the respective boards of supervisors or county commissioners shall, subject to the approval of the Department of Public Works

and Buildings as aforesaid, have the authority to specify any one. of the herein designated types of roads. In case the board of supervisors or county commissioners do not desire to exercise the privilege and power herein conferred upon them as to designating the type of road to be builded and shall so notify the Department of Public Works and Buildings, then it shall be the duty of the Department of Public Works and Buildings to specify the type of road to be builded: Provided, nothing herein contained shall prohibit the State and county jointly, at any future time, rebuilding and changing, under the provisions of this Act, an earth, gravel or macadam type of road, patented or otherwise, to any other more permanent type herein specified: Provided further, that when a gravel or macadam road is constructed, the county shall pay one-half of the cost of such maintenance: And, provided, further, that when an earth road is constructed the county shall pay the entire cost of maintenance: And, whenever any county, after having been given reasonable notice by the Department, shall fail properly to maintain any earth road improved as a State aid road or provide the funds for paying one-half the cost of maintaining a gravel or macadam road, the Department of Public Works and Buildings is hereby authorized to withhold from such county all State aid allotments during the time said county is delinquent: And, provided, that a road or part thereof lying within the corporate limits of any city or village having a population of twenty thousand (20,000) inhabitants or less, as shown by the last Federal census, situate within any county of the third class, may be improved or constructed with State aid, to connect or complete, by the most direct route, a State aid road already improved or constructed or being improved or constructed to the corporate limits of such city or village.

§ 9a. A road or part thereof lying within the corporate limits of any city, village or town having a population of seven thousand five hundred inhabitants or less, as shown by the last preceding Federal census, or that portion of any street or road along which the residences average more than two hundred feet apart, shall be improved or constructed by the State to connect or complete by the most direct route any hard-surfaced road forming a part of the State highways system as defined in "An Act in relation to State highways," approved June 24, 1921, already improved or constructed, or being improved or constructed to the corporate limits of such city, village or town. The cost of such road for the same width and of the same materials as outside of the corporate limits, shall be paid entirely by the State. By agreement between the Department of Public Works and Buildings and the common council or board of trustees, a road or street of greater width and different matreials may be constructed through such city, village or town by the Department of Public Works and Buildings, such city, village or town to pay the excess cost, if any, for the greater width or different material, but the State shall thereafter maintain such road within the corporate limits. Provided, that in case any such city,

village or town has constructed or has started to construct such a road since January 1, 1922, the State shall upon the completion thereof thereafter maintain such road and shall refund to such city, village or town the cost of constructing same for the same width as the road outside the corporate limits. The money so refunded shall be paid into the general corporate fund in case the cost of constructing the road was paid out of such fund or if the cost of constructing the road was paid by special taxation or special assessment the money shall be distributed to each person who owns such assessed or taxed property at the time such distribution is made in proportion to the amounts assessed or taxed against such property.

FILED June 25, 1923.

This bill having remained with the Governor ten days, Sundays excepted, the General Assembly being in session, it has thereby become a law. Witness my hand this twenty-fifth day of June, A. D., 1923. LOUIS L. EMMERSON,

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AN ACT to add section 15e to Article IV of "An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges," approved June 27, 1913, as amended.

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

SECTION 1. Section 15e is added to Article IV of "An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges," approved June 27, 1913, as amended, the added section to read as follows:

§ 15e. After any county shall, prior to the approval and taking effect of this Act, have determined to advance the money for the entire cost of constructing such State-aid roads, or shall have submitted to the voters, prior to the approval and taking effect of this Act the question whether such county shall issue the bonds of such county for the purpose of constructing or improving such State-aid roads, and the majority of the voters voting at the election shall have voted in favor of the issuance of such county bonds. the county superintendent of highways shall cause proper surveys to be made and prepare suitable maps, plans, specifications and estimates of the cost of the proposed improvement, and the county board of such county shall thereafter make the contracts for the construction or improvement of such State-aid roads, all of which shall be approved by the Department of Public Works and Buildings.

§ 2. Because of the fact that many contracts for road work are being held up because of doubt as to the proper procedure under the law, and because it is necessary that these contracts be let as soon as possible in order to accomplish any construction this

summer, therefore an emergency exists, and this Act shall take effect upon its passage.

APPROVED June 19, 1923.

STATE AID ROADS-MILEAGE.

§ 1.

Amend section 11, Act of 1913.
$11. Total mileage.

(HOUSE BILL No. 447. APPROVED JUNE 21, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend section 11 of Article IV of "An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges," approved June 27, 1913, as amended.

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

SECTION 1. Section 11 of Article IV of "An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges," approved June 27, 1913, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

ARTICLE IV.

§ 11. Such highways shall not include any portion of a public highway within the corporate limits of any city or village, except as in section 9 of this Act provided; nor shall the total mileage of such highway in any county exceed, in counties of the first class, more than twenty per centum of the total public road mileage of that county, nor exceed twenty-five per centum of the public road mileage in counties of the second class, and shall not exceed thirty per centum of the public road mileage in counties of the third class. By public roads it is understood to mean all public roads within the State except those within the limits of such incorporated cities and villages as are by section 9 of this Act excluded; the public road mileage of the counties to be that as determined and published by the State highway commission.

APPROVED June 21, 1923.

STATE AID ROADS-REDUCTION OF TAXES FOR DISTRICT.

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(SENATE BILL No. 451. APPROVED JUNE 29, 1923)

AN ACT to add section 112a to Subdivision VIII of Article VI of "An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges," approved June 27, 1913, as amended.

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

SECTION 1. Section 112a is added to Subdivision VIII of Article VI of "An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges," approved June 27, 1913, as amended, this section to read as follows:

§ 112a. If, after an election has been had and an annual special tax or an issuance of bonds has been approved as authorized by sec

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