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two or more of them, the sum of the amounts hereby appropriated for assistants for each of said departments, commissions, boards and agencies so served by one assistant, or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall be available to pay such assistant a reasonable compensation for all services performed by such assistant in matters arising in said departments, commissions, boards and agencies, or otherwise, under his employment by the Attorney General.

§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrants on the State Treasurer for the pay of regular assistants on fixed salary, on monthly pay-rolls; for the pay of attorneys specially employed, and for court reporters, stenographers and other emplovees not on the office pay-rolls, or bills for services accompanied by vouchers duly certified by the Attorney General; for traveling expenses, on presentation of bills accompanied by vouchers certified by the Attorney General showing the expenditure of moneys named in said bills. As to railroad fares, the expense bills shall show from what point to what point traveled and the amount paid for the same.

The State Treasurer shall pay such warrants out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

$ 3. Whereas, an emergency exists, therefore this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED February 28, 1917.

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AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS-DEFICIENCY. $ 1. Appropriates $17,650.00.

§ 3. Emergency. $ 2. How drawn.

(HOUSE BILL No. 652. APPROVED APRIL 26, 1917.) An Act entitled, An Act for an appropriation to meet expenses in the

office of the Auditor of Public Accounts to be incurred subsequent to March 1, 1917, and prior to July 1, 1917, and by declaring an emergency."

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the following sums be and the same are hereby appropriated to the Auditor of Public Accounts: Traveling expenses bank examiners...

$ 5,000.00 Traveling expenses building and loan examiners.

$ 2,000.00 Salaries of bank examiners.....

$ 3,000.00 Salaries of building and loan examiners..

$ 2,000.00 Premium on employees' bonds. ...,

650.00 For examination of books and accounts of State departments.$ 5,000.00

Total

$ 17,650.00 § 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is authorized to draw his Warrants upon the State Treasurer for the amounts above appropriated, and the Treasurer is authorized and directed to pay the same out of any moneys in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated.

$ 3. Whereas, the sums hereby appropriated are immediately required, therefore an emergency exists and this Act shall take effect from and after its passage and approval.

APPROVED April 26, 1917.

BARBERS STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS. § 1. Appropriates $1,000.00.

§ 3. Emergency. § 2. How drawn.

(HOUSE BILL No. 190. APPROVED JUNE 23, 1917.) An Act to make an appropriation for conducting business of the State, through the Barbers' State Board of Examiners until July 1, 1917.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the sum of one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars be, and hereby is appropriated to the Barbers' State Board of Examiners, to conduct business of the State through such board, until July 1, 1917.

§ 2. Upon presentation of proper vouchers certified by the president and secretary of the Barbers' State Board of Examiners and approved by the Governor, the Auditor of Public Accounts shall draw his warrants upon the State Treasurer for the sum herein appropriated, or so much thereof as shall be necessary, to conduct business of the State through the Barbers' State Board of Examiners, until July 1, 1917, and the State Treasurer is authorized and directed to pay the same out of any moneys in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated.

§ 3. Whereas, an emergency exists; therefore, this Act shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage and approval.

APPROVED June 23, 1917.

BO RD ADMINISTRATION FOR STATE CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS. § 1. Appropriates $551,520.92 for ex- § 2. How drawn. penses, repairs and improvements.

§ 3. Emergency. (HOUSE BILL NO. 654. APPROVED JUNE 29, 1917.) An Act making additional appropriations to the Board of Administra

tion for the State charitable institutions. WHEREAS, certain appropriations heretofore made to the Board of Administration for the State charitable institutions have been, or will be exhausted by July 1, 1917, and

WHEREAS, it is important that these institutions be provided with necessary funds for their ordinary operating expenses, ordinary repairs and improvements, and working capital up to July 1, 1917, and to pay bills covering work contracted for, now, therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the sum of five hundred fiftyone thousand, five hundred twenty and 92/100 dollars ($551,520.92), or so much thereof as may be necessary, respectively, for the purposes hereinafter named, be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the Board of Administration for the State charitable institutions, additional to the appropriations heretofore made to the Board of Administration as follows: For a deficiency in the appropriation for the ordi

nary operating expenses of the State charitable
institutions to and including June 30, 1917,. ...$471,500.00

For a deficiency in the appropriation for the erec

tion of buildings, other improvements, supervision and care of property, at the State Colony

for Epileptics, to and including June 30, 1917,..$ 30,176.00 For a deficiency in the appropriation for water sup

ply from the river at the Watertown State Hospital,

..$ 6,500.00 For a deficiency in the funds to pay for rock en

countered and additional work by sewer and water main contractors at the State Colony for Epileptics, ..

$ 20,000.00 * For a deficiency in the appropriation for working capital fund at the Illinois Industrial Home for the Blind, at Chicago,

$ 18,000.00[Vetoed] For the Chicago State Hospital, to the Chicago,

Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad Company for labor and material furnished in the construction of 1889 feet of side track,......

.$ 5,344.92 § 2. All moneys above appropriated shall be due and payable to the Board of Administration, or to its order, only on the terms and in the manner provided for in "An Act to revise the laws relating to charities," approved June 11, 1912.

$ 3. Whereas, an emergency exists, therefore, this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED as to all except the item for eighteen thousand dollars ($18,000.00) opposite which words "Item Vetoed” are written June 25, 1917.

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* Indicates vetoed.

STATE OF ILLINOIS. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.

SPRINGFIELD, June 25, 1917. To the Honorable, the House of Representatives:

I return herewith House Bill No. 654, the same being a bill for “An Act making additional appropriations to the Board of Administration for the State charitable institutions."

I veto the following item: "For a deficiency in the appropriation for working capital fund for the Illinois Home for the Blind at Chicago.

$18,000.00." I veto this item for the reason that the work-shop is closed, and it will be impossible to spend this money. I approve of each of the other items of this bill. Respectfully submitted,

FRANK O. LOWDEN, Governor.

BUILDING OF BRIDGES ON STATE PROPERTY IN WILL COUNTY. 1. Bridges, State property, Will County. $ 3. How drawn. { 2. Appropriates $20,000.00.

(SENATE No. 579. FILED JUNE 29, 1917.) An Act to provide for the building of bridges on State property in Will County to replace bridges washed out by floods, and to make an appropriation therefor.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the Department of Public Works and Buildings be and it is hereby authorized and directed to build necessary bridges to replace the bridges washed out by the floods in January, 1916, heretofore built and maintained by the State, upon State property, over the Dupage River and Illinois and Michigan Canal in connection with the Illinois and Michigan Canal, in Channahon town ship, Will county, and to repair other bridges across said Illinois and Michigan Canal.

$ 2. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act, the sum of twenty thousand ($20,000) dollars is hereby appropriated.

$ 3. Upon the presentation to the Auditor of Public Accounts, of proper vouchers, as provided by law, said auditor is authorized and directed to draw bis warrants upon the State Treasurer, payable to the Department of Public Works and Buildings, in amounts not exceeding in the aggregate the sum herein appropriated, and the State Treasurer is authorized and directed to pay the same out of any funds in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated.

FILED June 29, 1917.

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-ninth day of June, A. D. 1917.

LOUIS L. EMMERSON, Secretary of State.

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CENTENNIAL MEMORIAL BUILDING. $ 1. Location and purpose of building- $ 3. Appropriation $100,000.00 to cost $850,000.00-Secretary of

plans and construction. State custodian.

$ 4. Vouchers to be certified by Director § 2. Advisory Commission to Director of

of Public Works and BuildingsPublic Works and Buildings

approved by Governor. Centennial Celebration.

(SENATE BILL No. 611. APPROVED JUNE 25, 1917.) An Act to provide for the erection of a centennial memorial building

on the Capitol grounds and to make an appropriation therefor.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That a centennial memorial building shall be crected in the city of Springfield on the grounds south of the Capitol building purchased by the Centennial Building Commission and to cost when completed approximately eight hundred fifty thousand dollars ($850,000). Said building shall be planned to provide for a memorial hall, a Lincoln memorial room, State library, State Historical library, State museum, a repository for State archives, Department of Public Instruction and such other departments as may be determined by those having the work in charge. The centennial memorial building, when completed, shall be in the custody of the Secretary of State.

S 2. The Director of Public Works and Buildings, with the advice of an advisory Centennial Building Commission of seven (7) members to be composed of the Governor, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Secretary of State and three other members to be appointed by the Governor, shall determine the exact location of the building on the grounds hertofore specified and shall select and approve the plans and specifications for the building and have supervision of its construction. The work shall be advanced so that the laying of the corner stone of the centennial memorial building may be a feature of the centennial celebration of the admission of Illinois into the Federal Union.

$ 3. There is hereby appropriated to the Department of Public Torks and Buildings for the preparation of plans and specifications and other necessary expenses, and for the construction of the centennial memorial building, the sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000).

§ 4. The Auditor of Public Accounts is authorized and directed to draw his warrant on the State Treasurer for the sum specified upon the presentation of proper vouchers certified to by the Director of Public Works and Buildings and approved by the Governor, and the State Treasurer shall pay the same out of any money in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED June 25, 1917.

CHARITABLE-STATE INSTITUTIONS, 1. Appropriates $10,292,663.00.

$ 6. Appropriation $22.000.00, Alton Rail

road assessments. 2. Appropriates $877,300.00 for lands.

§ 7. Appropriation $35,000.00. for pur5 3. Terms defined.

chase of switch track connec

tions, { 4. Contingent furd, Act of 1912.

$ 8. Requisitions—how drawn. $ 5. Appropriation $12,000.00, for paving.

$ 9. Warrants-how drawn. (HOUSE BILL No. 909. FILED JULY 3, 1917.) Ax Act making appropriations for the State Charitable institutions.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That there be and is hereby appropriated for the ordinary operation, maintenance expenses, and equipment of the State Charitable institutions for the two years beginning July 1, 1917, and until the expiration of the first fiscal quarter after the adjournment of the next General Assembly, the sum of ten million two hundred ninety-two thousand six hundred sixty-three dollars ($10,292,663) for the following objects and purposes : Classification.

First Year. Second Year. For salaries and wages..

. $1,960,566.00 $2,023,216.00 For departmental office expenses.

41,090.00 41,415.00 For traveling expenses

17,160.00 17,460.00 For operating supplies and expenses...

2,529,920.00 2,602,714.00 For industrial working capital, Illinois Industrial Home for the Blind...

64,600.00 64,600.00 For school supplies..

2,500.00 2,500.00 For repairs to present buildings, grounds and equipment. .

$ 371,250.00 358,250.00 For equipment

$ 141,772.00 $ 53,650.00 The appropriation for operation, maintenance expenses, and equipment herein made shall be apportioned among the several State char

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