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SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 35.

WHEREAS, The State of Illinois has found it necessary to appropriate $1,079,183.64 to reimburse farmers and stock men for the stock killed during the recent so-called epidemic of foot-and-mouth disease; and,

WHEREAS, The United States Department of Agriculture reported that the epidemic of foot-and-mouth disease of 1909 in this country was "started from some calves used to propogate vaccine virus” for smallpox; and,

WHEREAS, The same Department of Agriculture reported that "the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in 1902-3 probably had a similar origin"; and,

WHEREAS, Practically one-half (42) of all the foot-and-mouth disease in the nation was confined within the borders of the State of Illinois, and believing that it is better to prevent than to cure, and cheaper and more far-sighted to take such steps toward precautionary and educational measures than to suffer injurious losses in the future; and,

WHEREAS, A difference of opinion seems to prevail as to cause of the outbreak of the so-called foot-and-mouth disease epidemic of 1915; therefore, be it

Resolved, by the Senate of the State of Illinois, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That a committee of five Senators to be appointed by the Senate and five Representatives to be appointed by the Speaker, be appointed to investigate and inquire into the causes of the recent epidemic of the foot-and-mouth disease and all and any matters in connection there. with a view of taking such steps as are necessary to prevent and avoid further outbreak or repetitions thereof; and, be it further

Resolved, That said committee be and hereby is specially authorized and empowered to summons before said committee, as witnesses, any and all persons who may, in the judgment of the committee be possessed of any information deemed valuable by said committee, this to include the power to summon by subpoena duces tecum all books, documents and papers desired as evidence by said committee; and said committee shall have and it hereby has the same power or powers possessed by the General Assembly to enforce its orders and to compel attendance of witnesses and the production of books, documents and papers; and, be it further

Resolved, That the said committee shall have the power to employ assistants; and, be it further

Resolved, That the said committee shall continue its inquiry and investigation and report its recommendation together with any bill or bills to the 50th General Assembly, and that the said committee shall receive no compensation but shall be paid its actual expenses, and that an appropriation be made for the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) to meet the actual expenses of the said committee, as well as such assistants as may be necessarily employed by it, and that an appropriation in said sum be made by the General Assembly, and that all expenses necessarily incurred shall be paid on vouchers certified to by the chairman of the said committee. Concurred in by the House, June 18, 1915.

B. H. MCCANN, Clerk of the House. A message from the House by Mr. Vogel, Assistant Clerk:

Mr. President-I am directed to inform the Senate that the House of Representatives has adopted the following preamble and joint resolution, in the adoption of which I am instructed to ask the concurrence of the Senate, to wit:

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 21. WHEREAS, The Forty-eighth General Assembly of the State of Illinois, pursuant to the request of the Governor of the State of Illinois, adopted House Joint Resolution No. 36; and

WHEREAS, The committee appointed under said Resolution entered upon the discharge of their duties and have made an elaborate report of their Acts and doings; and

WHEREAS, The committee believe that it is essential and expedient in the interests of the public and in the furtherance of the good government of this State to continue a most researching, scrutinizing and careful examination and investigation; therefore, be it

Resolved, That a joint committee of five Representatives and five Senators be appointed respectively by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Executive Committee of the Senate to continue the investigation and inquiry into the methods and actions of charitable institutions and organizations and of all persons, societies, institutions and corporations handling, caring for or, disposing of children in any manner, whether licensed or chartered, or unlicensed or unchartered so to do, and to investigate their accouts, receipts and expenditures and to investigate all charitable organizations to ascertain if they are engaged in the name of charity to traffic for gain; and, be it further

Resolved. That the said committee be, and it hereby is, empowered and fully authorized, to take any and all steps that may be necessary to make full and complete investigation of the above specified matters; and in the doing of this, said committee is specially authorized and empowered, to summons before said committee as witnesses any and all persons who may, in the judgment of the committee, be possessed of any information deemed valuable by said committee, this to include the power of summons by subpoena duces tecum all persons possessed of, or in any way in charge of books, documents and papers desired as evidence by said committee; and said committee shall have, and it hereby is given and has the same power or powers possessed by the General Assembly, to enforce its orders, and to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of books, documents and papers; and be it further

Resolved, That the said committee shall have the power to employ any assistants, a stenographer and clerks; and be it further

Resolved. That the said committee shall continue its inquiry and investigation and report to the 50th General Assembly, and that said committee shall receive no compensation but shall be paid its actual expenses and that an appropriation be made for the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to meet the actual expense of the said committee as well as such assistants as may be necessarily employed by them and that an appropriation in said sum be made by the General Assembly and that all expenses necessarily incurred shall be paid on vouchers certified to by the chairman of the said committee and approved by either the speaker of the House or the Lieutenant Governor. Adopted by the House, May 13, 1915.

B. H. McCANN, Clerk of the House. The foregoing message from the House of Representatives was taken up for consideration,

And the question being, “Shall the Senate concur with the House of Representatives in the adoption ?" it was decided in the affirmative.

A message from the House by Mr. Vogel, Assistant Clerk:

Mr. President-I am directed to inform the Senate that the House has concurred with the Senate in the passage of a bill of the following title, to wit:

.

SENATE BILL NO. 527.

A bill for “An Act to amend section 26 of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges,' approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913."

Together with the following amendments (which amendments have been printed by the House), in the adoption of which I am instructed to ask the concurrence of the Senate, to wit:

AMENDMENT No. 1.

Amend Senate Bill No. 527 in the House, by inserting after the word "accepted” in line 69 of the printed bill, a semi-colon instead of the period. and by adding thereafter the following: "Provided one-third the total amount of” and by striking out the capital "s" in the word "such” in said line 69 and inserting in lieu thereof the small letter "s".

AMENDMENT No. 2.

Amend Senate Bill No. 527 in the House, by inserting after the period in line 72 the following: “One-third the total amount of” and by substituting the small letter "s" for the capital letter "S" in the word "such” in said line.

AMENDMENT No. 3.

Amend Senate Bill No. 527 in the House, by striking out all of line 85 after the word "paid” and all of line "86" and by placing a period after the word “paid" in said line 85. Passed the House, as amended, June 19, 1915.

B. H. McCANN, Clerk of the House. The foregoing message was taken up for consideration.

The question being, “Shall the Senate concur with the House in the adoption of the amendments ?" and the yeas and nays being called, it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote: Yeas, 32; nays, 0.

The following voted in the affirmative: Messrs.
Abt
Cliffe

Gorman
Meeker

Smith
Baldwin
Coleman

Hairis
McNay

Sullivan
Barr
Compton

Hughes
Olson

Swanson
Broderick
Cornwell

Hull
Pervier

Womack
Canaday
Denvir

Hurley
Piercy

Woodard
Carroll
Franklin

Jewell
Roos

Yeas-32.
Cleary
Glackin
Keller

Nays. A message from the House by Mr. Vogel, Assistant Clerk:

Mr. President-I am directed to inform the Senate that the House has concurred with the Senate in the passage of a bill of the following title, to wit:

SENATE BILL No. 223.

A bill for “An Act to amend section 133 of an Act entitled, 'An Act in regard to elections and to provide for filling vacancies in elective offices, approved April 3, 1872, in force July 1, 1872."

Together with the following amendment (which amendment has been printed by the House), in the adoption of which I am instructed to ask the concurrence of the Senate, to wit:

AMENDMENT No. 1.

Amend Senate Bill No. 223, in House, as printed, by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "That section 133 of an Act entitled, 'An Act in regard to elections and to provide for filling vacancies in elective offices,' approved April 3, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

“SEC. 133. When a vacancy shall occur in the office of county commissioner, State's Attorney, county clerk, justice of the peace or constable within one year before the expiration of the term of such vacant office, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the county board of the county in which the vacancy exists, but if such unexpired term exceeds one year, the county clerk, or, in case of a vacancy in his office, the chairman of the county board, shall issue an order appointing a day for an election to fill such vacancy, and cause notice thereof to be given as in other cases of election: Provided, that when a vacancy shall occur in the office of sheriff, coroner, recorder of deeds, county treasurer, county surveyor, or other county or precinct officer not otherwise provided for by law, at any time before the expiration of the time of such vacant office, such vacancy shall be filled by appointment, by the county board of the county in which such vacancy exists, until the next county or precinct election when a successor shall be elected for the unexpired term or a full term as the case may require." Passed the House, as amended, June 19, 1915.

B. H. MCCANN, Clerk of the House.

The foregoing report was taken up for consideration.

The question being, “Shall the Senate concur with the House in the adoption of the amendments to the bill?” the yeas and nays being called, it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote: Yeas, · 35; nays, 0.

The following voted in the affirmative: Messrs.
Abt
Cleary
Franklin
Hurley

Roos
Baldwin
Cliffe
Glackin
Jewell

Smith
Barr
Coleman
Gorman
Meeker

Sullivan
Boehm
Compton
Harris
McNay

Swanson
Broderick
Cornwell
Herlihy
Olson

Tossey
Campbell
Curtis
Hughes
Pervier

Womack
Canaday
Denvir
Hull
Piercy

Woodard

Yeas-35.

Nays-0. A message from the House by Mr. Vogel, Assistant Clerk:

Mr. President-I am directed to inform the Senate that the House of Representatives has adopted the following preamble and joint resolution, in the adoption of which I am instructed to ask the concurrence of the Senate, to wit:

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 31.

WHEREAS, There have been numerous appropriations in the past, several at this present session of the General Assembly, and doubtless will be still more in the future, for the purchase and erection of monuments in this State; and,

WHEREAS, In the past, in the case of several of these appropriations, those entrusted with the purchase of same have seen fit to go beyond the limits of the State of Illinois, and purchase said monuments in foreign states; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, and by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein, That all monuments appropriated for by the General Assembly, either at the present session, or at any future session, shall be purchased from some firm, person or concern located in and doing business in the State of Illinois. Adopted by the House, June 18, 1915.

B. H. McCANN, Clerk of the House. The foregoing resolution from the House of Representatives was taken up for consideration.

On motion of Mr. Compton, the resolution was ordered to lie on the table.

A message from the House by Mr. Vogel, Assistant Clerk:

Mr. President-I am directed to inform the Senate that the House of Representatives has refused to concur with the Senate in the adoption of their amendments to a bill of the following title, to wit:

HOUSE BILL NO. 994.

AMENDMENT No. 1.

In the title, after the words "of said Act," in the last line of the said title, add the following:

"And by adding two additional sections thereto to be known and designated as sections 3a and 3b, and repealing all Acts in conflict therewith."

AMENDMENT No. 2.

In section 1, line 5, after the word and figure "three (3)” insert the following words: “and which added sections to be known and designated as sections 3a and 3b."

AMENDMENT No. 3.

After section 3 add the following sections "3a and 3b.”

“Section 3a. That there shall be allowed and paid to each of the judges of the Supreme Court whose term of office shall begin hereafter an annual salary of twelve thousand dollars ($12,000), payable in quarter-yearly installments out of the State treasury, on the warrant of the Auditor of Public Accounts, from and out of any money not otherwise appropriated.”

“Sec. 3b. Any incumbent of the office of supreme judge, whose term is now running and does not expire until after the year A. D. 1915, and who, by reason thereof, is disqualified under the latter clause of section 7, article 6, of the Constitution of this State to receive the increased salary provided by this Act during the remainder of his term of office, may appoint, by means of a writing to be filed with the State Auditor, a clerk to assist such judge in his work, in addition to the secretary now provided for by law, which clerk shall receive a salary of two thousand dollars ($2,000) per annum, payable quarter-yearly, on the warrant of said Auditor, out of the money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. Any such appointment of clerk shall continue in force until revoked by the judge making the same, but this provision shall cease with the expiration of the present term or terms of the judge or judges appointing clerks hereunder.”

Sec. 2. Any and all Acts or parts of Acts in confiict with this Act are hereby repealed. Non-concurred in by the House, June 19, 1915.

B. H. McCANN, Clerk of the House. The foregoing message from the House of Representatives was taken up for consideration.

On motion of Mr. Piercy the Senate refused to recede from its amendments to the bill.

On motion of Mr. Piercy, a Committee of Conference was ordered to consist of five members from each House to consider the differences of the two Houses in regard to the amendments to the bill.

The President of the Senate announced that the Executive Committee had selected as the members on the part of the Senate, Messrs. Barr, Abt, Piercy, Hughes and Curtis.

The President of the Senate announced on behalf of the Executive Committee the following appointments as contained in the following report: To the President of the Senate, and the Senate:

We, the undersigned Executive Committee of the Senate, recommend the appointment of the following Senators to serve on the Commissions created as below stated:

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 29.

Codification Building Laws.-Senators, Daniel Herlihy, Patrick J. Sulli

van and Percevial G. Baldwin.

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 33.

Centennial Commission.-Senators, Elbert S. Smith, John Dailey, Martin B. Bailey, Edward J. Hughes, and Kent E. Keller.

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 35.

Foot and Mouth Epidemic Investigation.-Senators, Fred B. Roos, Adam C. Cliffe, John Swanson, Al F. Gorman, Peter E. Coleman.

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 40.

Economy and Efficiency Commission.-Senators, Richard J. Barr, N. Elmo Franklin, W. Duff Piercy, and Walter I. Manny.

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