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House Bill No. 232, a bill for “An Act to amend sections 12 and 13 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the creation by popular vote of anti-saloon territory within which the sale of intoxicating liquor and the licensing of such sale shall be prohibited, and for the abolition by like means of territory so created,' approved May 16, 1907, in force July 1, 1907,

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second time,

And the question being, “Shall the bill be engrossed for a third reading ?” it was decided in the affirmative.

House Bill No. 292, a bill for "An Act to amend an Act entitled, ‘An Act to provide for fees of clerks of probate courts in counties of the second class having a population of seventy thousand or more,' approved June 16, 1909, in force July 1, 1909, as amended by subsequent Acts amendatory thereof, by amending section 1 thereof,"

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second time,

And the question being, “Shall the bill be engrossed for a third reading ?” it was decided in the affirmative.

House Bill No. 528, a bill for "An Act making an appropriation to meet the deficiencies in the appropriations to the Board of Commissioners of State Contracts for the purpose of printing paper and stationery, for public printing, and for public binding under contract by the State of Illinois,"

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second time,

And the question being, “Shall the bill be engrossed for a third reading ?” it was decided in the affirmative.

House Bill No. 204, a bill for “An Act to amend section 189 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools, approved and in force June 12, 1909, as thereafter amended,"

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second time,

Whereupon, Mr. Lee O'Neil Browne offered the following amendment, and moved its adoption:

AMENDMENT No. 1. Amend House Bill No. 204, in the House, by adding to the printed bill the following: “Provided this amendment to the Act shall not apply to any school district in the State of Illinois, situated in any county having a population of less than five hundred thousand (500,000).

Pending discussion, Mr. Rothschild moved that further consideration of House Bill No. 204 together with pending amendment, be postponed,

And the motion prevailed.

House Bill No. 480, a bill for “An Act making an appropriation to meet a deficiency in appropriations for the Illinois State Public Utilities Commission and to provide the necessary funds to carry on the business of said commission, including the amount necessary to carry on the business of the State Grain Inspection Department, until the first day of July, 1915, and declaring an emergency,"

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second time,

Whereupon, the Committee on Appropriations offered the following amendment, and moved its adoption:

AMENDMENT No. 1. Amend House Bill No. 480, as printed in the House, by striking out all of section 1, and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the sum of thirty-five thousand ($35,000.00 dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby appropriated to meet a deficit in the expenses of the Illinois State Public Utilities Commission, as follows: Salaries

$23,000 00 Traveling expenses

3,400 00 Furniture

600 00 Rent, Odd Fellows bldg., Springfield, and Insurance Exchange bldg., Chicago

900 00 Miscellaneous expenses

1,910 23 Outside reporting and transcripts, books and publications,

engineering, equipment, light, telephone and telegrams,
water and ice, express charges, postage, stationery and

printing and office supplies. For transportation of employees in Grain Inspection Department. 5,189 77

Total

$35,000 00 And the amendment was adopted.

Pending discussion, by unanimous consent, further consideration of House Bill No. 480 was postponed.

House Bill No. 165, a bill for "An Act to make an appropriation for the benefit, aid and maintenance of the Illinois Firemen's Association,”

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second time,

And the question being, "Shall the bill be engrossed for a third reading ?” it was decided in the affirmative.

House Bill No. 322, a bill for “An Act to provide for the licensing of steam and operating stationary engineers,”

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second time,

Whereupon, Mr. Lee O'Neil Browne offered the following amendment, and moved its adoption:

AMENDMENT No. 1. Amend House Bill No. 322, in the House, in the printed bill, by striking out wherever it occurs, either in the title or the body of the bill, the word "stationary,” except the word stationary in section 19.

And the amendment was adopted.

Mr. Thompson offered the following amendment, and moved its adoption:

AMENDMENT No. 2. Amend section 19 of House Bill No. 322, by adding after the word "farm," at the end of said section, the words "or in constructing and maintaining public highways."

And the amendment was adopted.

Mr. Lee O'Neil Browne offered the following amendment, and moved its adoption:

AMENDMENT No. 3.

Amend House Bill No. 322, by inserting at the beginning of section 1, the following words: “Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly."

And the amendment was adopted.

There being no further amendments, the foregoing amendments numbered 1, 2, and 3, were ordered printed,

And the question then being, "Shall the bill, as amended, be engrossed for a third reading ?” it was decided in the affirmative.

The House proceeding upon the order of Senate bills on first reading,

Senate Bill No. 6, a bill for “An Act to amend section 13 of an Act entitled, 'An Act for the assessment of property and for the levy and collection of taxes,' approved March 30, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, as amended by an Act in force July 1, 1905,

Having been printed, was taken up, read at large a first time and referred to the Committee on Revenue.

The House proceeding upon the order of resolutions,

Mr. Provine offered the following resolution, which was referred, under the rules, to the Committee on Appropriations :

HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 68.

WHEREAS, A number of State boards and institutions have expended more money than was appropriated to them for their use, and as a result thereof they have no funds to pay their outstanding indebtedness; and,

WHEREAS, Many bills have been introduced which provide for the appropriation of money to meet the deficiencies created by said boards and institutions; and,

WHEREAS, The House of Representatives has already passed four appropriation deficiency bills amounting in the aggregate to the sum of $71,241.12; and,

WHEREAS, There are yet deficiency appropriation bills in the House aggregating an additional sum of $171,200.12, and others are yet to come before the House for its determination; and,

WHEREAS, The members desire to be informed as to the number and amount of the deficiency appropriations it will be required to consider and pass upon; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Committee on Appropriations be and it is hereby instructed to notify the Executive Department that all appropriation bills which provide for the payment of deficiencies must be reported to the Committee on Appropriations not later than April 10, 1915; and, be it further

Resolved, That a day certain be set for the consideration by the House of all deficiency appropriation bills or measures.

Mr. Ellis offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 69.

WHEREAS, The Honorable John Stewart, who served as an able and faithful representative in the Thirty-fourth, Thirty-fifth and Forty-first General Assemblies, departed this life in Kane County, Illinois; and,

WHEREAS, The deceased throughout his life was a distinguished, honored, efficient and upright citizen of Kane County and of this State; and,

WHEREAS, By his death his neighbors have lost a broad, able and influential citizen, and his family one whose memory they, in common with ourselves and all who knew him, feel justly proud; therefore, be it

Resolved, by the House of Representatives of the Forty-ninth General Assembly, That we tender our profound sympathy to his grief stricken family; that this preamble and resolution be entered upon the Journal; that a suitably engrossed copy thereof be forwarded by the Clerk to the family, and as a further mark of respect to his memory that the House do now adjourn.

The resolution was unanimously adopted by a rising vote, and in accordance therewith at the hour of 11:50 o'clock a. m. the House stood adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 1915, 10:00 O'CLOCK A. M.

The House met pursuant to adjournment,
The Speaker in the chair.
Prayer by the Rev. J. M. Stevenson.

The Journal of yesterday was being read, when, on motion of Mr. Hennebry, the further reading of the same was dispensed with, and it was ordered to stand approved.

The House proceeding upon the order of petitions, Mr. Shurtleff presented a petition from citizens of Elgin, Illinois, relating to a proposed bill to pension State employees after certain specified service had been performed,

Which was referred, under the rules, to the Committee on Appropriations.

The Speaker presented a petition from the Board of Supervisors of McHenry County, relating to amendments to the present road laws,

Which was referred, under the rules, to the Committee on Roads and Bridges.

The House proceeding upon the order of reports of standing committees, Mr. Smejkal, from the Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred House Bill No. 76, being a bill for “An Act making an appropriation of the sum of seventeen hundred (1700) dollars, to reimburse Cornelius Donovan for money expended, and to be expended in the management and maintenance of the Rock Island-Moline Free Employment Office, during the biennium ending with June 30, 1915,"

Reported the same back with amendments thereto, with the recommendation that the amendments be adopted and that the bill, as amended, do pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in and the bill ordered to a first reading.

Mr. Smejkal, from the Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred:

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 2. PANAMA-PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION, SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. WHEREAS, The Illinois State Commission to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, to be held in San Francisco during the present year (1915) has decided to place in the Illinois State Building at the said PanamaPacific International Exposition an exhibit of material, such as letters, portraits and relics portraying a history of the life of Abraham Lincoln, the most illustrious son of Illinois, this exhibit to be known as the Lincoln Memorial Exhibit, for which a room has been especially prepared by the Illinois Commission to the Exposition.

The commission has requested the Board of Trustees of the Illinois State Historical Library to lend to it certain articles, pictures, relics, and documents now in the custody of said Board of Trustees of the Illinois State Historical Library to be used as a part of said Lincoln Memorial Exhibit; and,

WHEREAS, It seems desirable that the request be granted; therefore,

Resolved, by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That the Board of Trustees of the Illinois State Historical Library be and are hereby authorized to loan to the Illinois State Commission to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition for the exhibit at said exposition, such historical relics, documents, etc., under its control as said commission may deem necessary for said exhibit, provided that said commission shall return at the conclusion of said exposition, to the custody of the Board of Trustees of the Illinois State Historical Library, all such articles, relics, documents; etc., in as good condition as when taken away, and without expense to the Board of Trustees of the Illinois State Historical Library;

Resolved, That such additional historical matter collected by the Illinois State Commission to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition for making said exhibit, shall, at the close of the exposition, be the property of the State of Illinois, and shall be placed in the Illinois State Historical Library at Springfield, Illinois.

Reported the same back with the recommendation that it be adopted.

The report of the Committee was concurred in, and Senate Joint Resolution No. 2 was adopted.

Ordered that the Clerk inform the Senate thereof.

Mr. Lynch, from the Committee on Engrossed and Enrolled Bills, reported House bills of the following titles have been correctly engrossed and returned herewith:

HOUSE BILL NO. 284. A bill for “An Act to legalize and validate the annexation of tracts of lands to cities, villages and incorporated towns in certain cases."

HOUSE BILL No. 340.

A bill for "An Act making an appropriation to meet the deficiency in the appropriation for the payment of expenses for the apprehension and delivery of fugitives from justice.”

HOUSE BILL No. 256.

A bill for "An Act making an appropriation to meet a deficiency in appropriations for the office of Secretary of State, and to provide the necessary funds to carry on the business of the State until the first of July, 1915."

HOUSE BILL No. 29.

A bill for "An Act to amend section 5 of Article II of an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages,' approved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, 1872."

HOUSE BILL No. 235.

A bill for “An Act making an appropriation of the sum of three thousand, six hundred and eleven dollars and ten cents ($3,611.10) to the widow of Alonzo K. Vickers, deceased, late Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois."

HOUSE BILL No. 241. A bill for "An Act making an appropriation to Alice A. Ingham, execucutrix of the estate of George K. Ingham of DeWitt County, Ill., to reimburse her for a sum of money paid in error through the county treasurer of DeWitt County to the State Treasurer of Illinois."

HOUSE BILL No. 376. A bill for “An Act to legalize certain elections held since July 1, 1911, under and by virtue of 'An Act to authorize the organization of high school

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