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competent jurisdiction for the recovery of such damages as he may have sustained by reason of such failure.

§ 10. Any employee or agent employed under this Act or any inspector licensed hereunder who shall knowingly inspect, grade or classify improperly any agricultural product or shall knowingly give any incorrect certificate or grade, classification, quality or condition or shall accept money or other consideration directly or indirectly for any incorrect or improper performance of duty and any person who shall improperly influence or attempt to improperly influence any such agent, employee, or licensed inspector in the performance of his duty shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not more than $500.00, or be imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

§ 11. If any quantity of any agricultural product shall have been inspected and a certificate issued hereunder showing the grade, classification, quality or condition thereof, no person shall represent that the grade, classification, quality or condition of such product at the time and place of such inspection was other than as shown by such certificate.

Whenever any standard for the grading or classification of any agricultural product becomes effective under this Act, it shall be unlawful, in or in connection with any transaction or transactions involving such product in commerce subject to the jurisdiction of this State or in any publication in this State of a price or prices for or in connection with such transaction or transactions, for any person to indicate the grade of any agricultural product which is of or within the grades fixed in said standard for such product by any name. description or designation or any system of names, descriptions or designations not used in said standard.

Whenever any standard for a container for an agricultural product becomes effective under this Act, no person thereafter shall manufacture for commerce within the jurisdiction of this State, or sell, ship, or offer for sale in such commerce any container, either filled or unfilled, to which the standard is applicable, which does not comply with such standard subject to such tolerances as may be permitted under this Act.

Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or be imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

§ 12. It shall be unlawful for any person, to sell or offer for sale as Illinois products, fruits, vegetables or other farm products grown in other states or to brand the same with the grade name fixed by any Illinois law or determined by the Director of Agriculture in accordance with the terms of this Act. Any violation of this provision shall be punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each offense, or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.

§ 13. There is hereby appropriated to the Department of Agriculture, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000), or so much

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thereof as may be necessary, for carrying out the provisions of this Act.

§14. The appropriation herein made is subject to the provisions of “An Act in relation to State finance," approved June 10, 1919, as amended.

APPROVED June 28, 1923.

1. Unlawful to destroy.

WILD PLANTS.

§ 2. Prosecutions. APPROVED JUNE 21, 1923.)

(HOUSE BILL No. 324.

AN ACT for the conservation of certain wild plants.

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

SECTION 1. Any person, firm or corporation who knowingly buys, sells, offers or exposes for sale any blood root (Sanguinaria Canadensis), lady slipper (Cyprepedium Parviflorum, and Cyprepedium Hirsutum), columbine (Aquilegia Canadensis), trillum (Trillium Grandiflorum, and Trillum Sessile), lotus, (Nelumbo Lutes) or gentian (Gentiana Crinta and Gentiana Andrewsii), or any part thereof, dug, pulled up or gathered from any public or private land, unless in the case of private land the owner or person lawfully occupying such land gives his consent in writing thereto, is guilty of misdemeanor, and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $10.00 nor more than $100.00 and costs.

§ 2. All prosecutions under this Act shall be commenced within six months from the time such offense was committed and not afterwards.

APPROVED June 21, 1923.

AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION, ETC.

MANNER OF SUBMISSION TO VOTE OF PEOPLE.

1. Amends sections 2 and 4, Act of 1877.

§ 2. Publication of amendments.

HOUSE BILL No. 482.

§ 4. What shall be written on ballot. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend sections 2 and 4 of "An Act to provide the manner of proposing amendments to the Constitution, and submitting the same to the electors of this State," approved March 14, 1877.

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

SECTION 1. Sections 2 and 4 of "An Act to provide the manner of proposing amendments to the Constitution, and submitting the same. to the electors of this State," approved March 14, 1877, are amended. to read as follows:

§2. The General Assembly in submitting an amendment to the Constitution to the electors, shall prepare a brief explanation of said amendment and a brief argument in favor of the same, and it shall

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also prepare the form in which said amendment will appear on the official ballot; the minority of the General Assembly, if they so desire, may also prepare a brief argument against said amendment. (Such amendment or amendments shall be published in full by the Secretary of State in at least two newspapers at the seat of government. Such publication shall be made at least three months before the next election of members of the General Assembly ensuing the passage of said proposed amendment, with notice prefixed thereto that at said election. said proposed amendment or amendments will be submitted to the electors of this State for adoption or rejection.) The said explanation, the arguments for and against such amendment and the form in which the said amendment will appear on the official ballot shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State with said proposed amendment. At least three months before the next election of members of the General Assembly, following the passage of said proposed amendment, the Secretary of State shall publish said amendment, in full in eight point type, or the equivalent thereto, in at least one secular newspaper of general circulation in every county in this State in which a newspaper is published. In counties in which two or more newspapers are published, the Secretary of State shall cause such amendment to be published in two newspapers. In counties having a population of five hundred thousand or more, said amendment shall be published in not less than six newspapers of general circulation. After said first publication, the publication of said amendment shall be repeated once each week for three consecutive weeks. In selecting newspapers in which to publish said amendment the Secretary of State shall have regard solely to the circulation of said newspapers, selecting secular newspapers in every case having the largest circulation. Said proposed amendment shall have a notice prefixed thereto in said publications. that at said election said proposed amendment will be submitted to the electors for adoption or rejection, and at the end of said official publication, he shall also publish the form in which the proposed amendment will appear on the official ballot. The Secretary of State shall fix the publication fees to be paid newspapers for making said publication, but in no case shall such publication fee exceed the amount charged bv such newspapers to private individuals for a like publication. In addition to the notice hereby required to be published, the Secretary of State shall also cause the existing form of the constitutional provision proposed to be amended, the proposed amendment, the explanation of the same, the arguments for the same and against the same, if any, and the form in which said amendment will appear on the official ballot to be published in pamphlet form in eight point type or the equivalent thereto; and in cities, villages and incorporated towns having boards of election commissioners, the Secretary of State shall furnish said boards of election commissioners with a sufficient supply of said pamphlets to enable said boards to supply a copy thereof to every elector in their respective cities, villages and incorporated towns and said boards shall mail a copy of said pamphlet to every registered elector in their respective municipalities at least forty days prior to said election, and shall also supply copies thereof to every elector applying to them. In

all counties, the Secretary of State shall furnish a sufficient supply of said pamphlets to the several county clerks to enable said clerks to supply a copy thereof to every elector in their respective counties, outside of cities, villages or incorporated towns that have a board of election. commissioners and said county clerks shall mail a copy thereof to every such registered elector in their respective counties not less than forty days prior to said election and shall also supply copies thereof to every elector applying for them.

§4. At such election, on the ballot of every elector voting upon the proposed amendment or amendments shall be printed a concise statement of what the effect of the proposed amendment or amendments will be, followed by the form in which said amendment will appear upon the official ballot. For example: "This amendment makes it easier to amend the Constitution of this State in this (then insert a brief statement of the effect of the proposed amendment, and how it alters the existing provision of the Constitution):

....

"For the proposed Amendment to section
of Article .... of the Constitution.
"Against the proposed Amendment to section
.. of Article ... of the Constitution."

....

Every elector shall express his choice for or against said amendment by placing a cross (X) in the appropriate square expressing his or her choice. Such explanatory statement and the proposition for the adoption or rejection of a constitutional amendment shall be submitted to the electors on a separate ballot.

APPROVED June 30, 1923.

1. Official language.

AMERICAN LANGUAGE.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF STATE.

(SENATE BILL No. 15. APPROVED JUNE 19, 1923.)

AN ACT establishing the American language as the official language of the State of Illinois.

WHEREAS, since the creation of our American Republic there have been certain Tory elements in our country who have never become reconciled to our Republican institutions and have every clung to the tradition of king and empire; and,

WHEREAS, America has been a haven of liberty and place of opportunity for the common people of all nations, and,

WHEREAS, these strangers within our gates who seek economic betterment, political freedom, larger opportunities for their children, and citizenship for themselves, come to think of our institutions as American and our language as the American language, and,

WHEREAS, the name of the language of a country has a powerful psychological influence upon the minds of the people in stimulating and preserving national solidarity, and,

WHEREAS, the languages of other countries bear the name of the countries where they are spoken, therefore;

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: The official language of the State of Illinois shall be known hereafter as the "American" language. APPROVED June 19, 1923.

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AN ACT to amend sections 2a, 2b, 3 and 4 and the title of "An Act provided for the licensing of dogs and for the payment of damages done by dogs to sheep out of the license fee," approved May 29, 1879, as amended, and to add section 3a thereto.

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

SECTION 1. Sections 2a, 2b, 3 and 4 of “An Act provided for the licensing of dogs and for the payment of damages done by dogs to sheep out of the license fee," approved May 29, 1879, as amended are amended and section 3a is added thereto, the amended and added sections to read as follows:

§ 2a. The owner or keeper of any dog or dogs shall be liable in an action on the case for all damages that may accrue to any person by reason of any such dog or dogs killing, wounding or chasing any sheep, goats, cattle, horses, or mules belonging to such other person or persons, and when the amount of damages does not exceed two hundred dollars the same may be recovered in an action before a justice of the peace.

§ 2b. If any person shall discover any dog or dogs in the act of pursuing, worrying, wounding or killing sheep, goats, cattle, horses or mules or shall discover any dog or dogs under circumstances that satisfactorily show that the dog or dogs have been recently engaged in killing such animals, or pursuing, worrying, or wounding such animals for the purpose of killing them, such person is authorized immediately to pursue and kill such dog or dogs. Any dog or dogs trespassing on the premises where sheep are kept and not accompanied by their owner or keeper may be killed while so trespassing, and it shall be lawful for any person to kill all unlicensed dogs and all dogs without the metallic tags required by the provisions of this Act.

§ 3. No person having sheep, goats, cows, horses or mules killed or injured shall be entitled to receive any portion of the county dog license fund unless he shall appear before the supervisor of the town

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