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known as the Commission on Unemployment of the State of Illinois. The members of said commission shall be appointed by the Governor as soon as practicable after the taking effect of this resolution and shall consist of three representatives of labor, three representatives of employers of labor, and three representatives of the public who are not identified with either the employing or employed classes. Each member of said commission shall have equal authority, power and voting strength in considering any action upon all matters considered by the commission.

The said commission shall have power and authority to investigate the subject of unemployment in Illinois, together with the causes leading thereto, and the effect of such idleness upon the commonwealth and its citizenship.

Said commission shall meet at the State Capitol building in Springfield, on the third Tuesday after notice of their appointment, and shall immediately elect a chairman and secretary from among their number, one of whom shall be an employer and the other a representative of the employees.

Six members of the commission shall constitute a quorum for transaction of business, but a fewer number than a quorum may adjourn the meeting of the commission from time to time.

The meetings of said commission shall be held at such times and places within the State of Illinois as may be fixed by the said commission.

Said commission shall report to the Governor and to the General Assem. bly at its next regular session, submitting, so far as they have agreed, a bill or bills or other means destined to meet the purpose announced in this resolution.

The commission may employ such necessary assistance as it deems wise and expedient in pursuit of its investigation and shall fix their salaries.

The commission shall be allowed its necessary and actual expenses incurred in pursuit of its investigations out of any moneys appropriated for the purpose upon presentation of proper vouchers certified to by the chair. man and secretary of said commission and approved by the Governor.

Mr. Tossey offered the following amendment to the resolution:

Amend line 29, after the word "investigations" by adding: "and $10.00 per diem for each member for services actually rendered.”

On motion of Mr. Tossey the further consideration of the resolution and amendment was postponed to and made a special order for Tuesday, April 28, 1915, immediately after the preceding special order.

On motion of Mr. Pervier, the following resolution offered by him March 2, 1915, was ordered to lie on the table:

SESATE RESOLUTION No. 14.

WHEREAS, The outbreak of foot and mouth disease in this State has resulted in an enormous slaughter of live stock for the prevention of the spread of the disease and a large extra expense to the Live Stock Board for inspection and quarantine, necessitating a large appropriation therefor; and,

WHEREAS, This body is not in possession of any authentic information relative to the values of the slaughtered animals and the expenses incident to the control and suppression of the disease, upon which it can intelligently act; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Board of Live Stock Commissioners are hereby requested to report to this body immediately a detailed statement as follows:

1. The name and address of each owner of slaughtered live stock.

2. The number of each owner's cattle, hogs or other animals, slaughtered and the appraised or agreed value of such cattle, hogs or other animals.

3. The total appraised or agreed value of each owners slaughtered live stock and the total agreed or appraised value of all the slaughtered live stock within this State.

4. The total amount of extra expense connected with the control and suppression of this disease and for the payment of which there are now no available funds.

Mr. Swanson called up for consideration the following resolution offered by him March 31, 1915:

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SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 14.

WHEREAS, The proposition of uniformity of certai'n laws has been the subject of much agitation throughout the various states of the Union;

WHEREAS, Much commendable criticism has been expressed in editorial columns of newspapers in the nation and by associations of citizens who believe in the advancement of legislation in the interest of social justice and political economy; and,

WHEREAS, There are now assembled in session more than 40 of the 48 State legislatures in sister states in the Union; and,

WHEREAS, The variety of laws in various states on identical subjects vary to such an extent as to become perplexing; and,

WHEREAS, Such condition of affairs could be materially remedied and lead to advancement and a better understanding by the people engaged in commercial enterprises, throughout the length and breadth of the land, in having universal laws enacted which would be clearly defined in preference to 48 separate rules construed in 48 ways by as many courts;

Resolved, by the Senate of the State of Illinois, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That a committee consisting of five Senators and five Representatives to be appointed by the Executive Committee of the Senate and the Speaker of the House, respectively, be and they are hereby appointd and that the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House shall be ex officio members of said committee, which shall be known as the Committee on Uniformity of State Laws, for the purposes of assembling in a convention with committees of sister state legislatures, to discuss and take action on the property [propriety] of adopting uniform State laws on such subjects as may be agreed upon and reporting and recommending the same for enactment to their respective legislatures; further

Resolved, That a copy of this resolution attested by the President and Secretary of the Senate and the Speaker and Clerk of the House, be forwarded to each branch of the Legislature of every state in the United States, where such legislatures are now in session, respectfully requesting the appointment by them of committees as in their judgment may be expedient to the end that a Congress of State Legislative Committees may be assembled to take action on the uniformity of such laws as may be propitious; further

Resolved, That in such states where no sessions of the legislature are being held this year, or where sessions have been held and adjourned, certified copy of these resolutions be sent to the Governors, with a request that similar committees for the purpose herein expressed be appointed by the executives of such states to meet and participate with the legislative committees in convention; further

Resolved, That the solicitor or law secretary of the Senate, and the legal secretary of the House, be directed under instructions of the committee herein, appointed to arrange the necessary details for the meeting and organization of such Congress of Legislatures, in the event of favorable concerted action, approval of and adoption of similar resolutions on the part of a majority of other State legislatures; further

Resolved. That should the emergency arise therefor, the committee is hereby authorized and empowered to subpoena witnesses and the production of books, papers and documents and the committee may appoint such clerks and assistants as may be essential to carry into effect the purposes of this resolution and the committee shall receive its actual expenses and the assistants shall receive such compensation as the committee may determine, which shall be paid out of an appropriation, which shall be made therefor, on vouchers duly certified to by the chairman of the committee and the Auditor of Accounts, and the Treasurer shall pay the same; further

Resolved, That said committee shall make its report and recommendations, together with any proposed bill or bills agreed on as the result of the deliberations of such convention, to the General Assembly, or to an intervening special session if one be called, and the subject herein expressed be included in such call, providing the same shall be practical.

The question then being, “Shall the foregoing resolution be adopted ?" it was decided in the affirmative.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS BI UNANIMOUS CONSENT.

Mr. Woodard introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 364, for "An Act making an appropriation to the Rivers and Lakes Commission of Illinois for the purpose of completing the widening, raising, strengthening, improving, repairing, building and constructing of levees in and around certain cities in the State of Illinois,"

Which was read by title, ordered printed, and,

Under Rule 43, was referred by the President of the Senate to the Committee on Appropriations.

Mr. Manny introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 365, for "An Act to amend section 28 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the construction, reparation and protection of drains, ditches and levees across the lands of others for agricultural, sanitary and mining purposes, and to provide for the organization of drainage districts,' approved and in force May 29, 1879; as amended by an Act approved June 30, 1885, in force July 1, 1885; as amended by an Act approved June 4, 1889, in force July 1, 1889; as amended by an Act approved June 24, 1895, in force July 1, 1895; as amended by an Act approved May 10, 1901, in force July 1, 1901; as amended by an Act approved May 14, 1903, in force July 1, 1903; as amended by an Act approved and in force May 20, 1907; as amended by an Act approved and in force May 29, 1909; as amended by an Act approved and in force July 27, 1913, and to further amend said Act, as amended, by adding five new sections thereto, to be known as sections 35a, 38a, 38b, 38c and 38d,"

Which was read by title, ordered printed, and,

Under Rule 43, was referred by the President of the Senate to the Committee on Waterways.

Mr. Denvir introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 366, for “An Act to amend section 3 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to prohibit the use of a common drinking cup, glass or other utensil used for public drinking purposes in public and private schools, State educational institutions, halls used for public meetings or entertainments, hotels, lodging houses, theatres, factories or public or municipal buildings, on railroad trains and stations and in other public places in the State of Illinois,' approved June 5, 1911, in force July 1, 1911,"

Which was read by title, ordered printed, and,

Under Rule 43, was referred by the President of the Senate to the Committee on Railroads.

Mr. Gorman introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 367, for “An Act to regulate the civil service in counties containing one hundred and fifty thousand or more inhabitants,"

Which was read by title, ordered printed, and,

Under Rule 43, was referred by the President of the Senate to the Committee on Public Efficiency and Civil Service.

Mr. Austin introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 368, for “An Act to amend 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, by adding thereto an additional section to be known as section 106a,"

Which was read by title, ordered printed, and,

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Under Rule 43, was referred by the President of the Senate to the Committee on Elections.

Mr. Broderick introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 369, for “An Act to amend section six (6), sis and one-half (612), nine (9), and ten (10) of an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the licensing of and against the evils arising from the sale of intoxicating liquors,' approved March 30, 1874, in force July 1, 1874; as amended by Act approved May 18, 1877, in force July 1, 1877; as amended by an Act approved June 19, 1891, in force July 1, 1891,"

Which was read by title, ordered printed, and,

Under Rule 43, was referred by the President of the Senate to the Committee on License and Miscellany.

Mr. Broderick introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 370, for “An Act to amend section 74 of an Act entitled, “An Act concerning local improvements,' approved June 14, 1897, in force July 1,.1897, as amended by an Act approved May 14, 1903, in force July 1, 1903,"

Which was read by title, ordered printed, and,

Under Rule 43, was referred by the President of the Senate to the Committee on Public Utilities.

Mr. Herlihy introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 371, for “An Act revising and codifying the laws relative to buildings, and establishing a State Building Code; regulating the construction, alteration, repair, maintenance and safety of buildings and structures; repealing an Act relating to fire escapes, approved April 21, 1899, in force April 21, 1899, and the amendment thereto approved June 16, 1909, and in force July 1, 1909, chapter 55a, Revised Statutes, 1910; repealing an Act relating to fire escapes in hotels, inns, and public lodging houses, and providing that such buildings shall be equipped with appliances for the safety of guests in case of fire, and providing penalties for the violation of the provisions thereof, approved June 26, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, sections 6 to 14 inclusive, chapter 71, Revised Statutes, 1913; repealing an Act providing for the protection and safety of persons in and about the construction, repairing, alteration, or removal of buildings, bridges, viaducts and other structures, and to provide for the enforcement thereof, approved June 3, 1907, in force July 1, 1907, sections 79 to 88 inclusive, chapter 48, Revised Statutes, 1909; repealing an Act to regulate the means of egress from public buildings, approved March 28, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, chapter 111, Revised Statutes, 1909; repealing sections 11 and 12 of an Act to provide for the health, safety, and comfort of employees in factories, mercantile establishments, mills and workshops, in this state, and to provide for the enforcement thereof, approved June 4, 1909, and in force January 1, 1910, sections 99 to 100 inclusive, of chapter 48, Revised Statutes, 1909; and repealing all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent herewith or repugnant hereto; and providing for the enforcement thereof."

(a) “An Act relating to fire escapes, approved April 21, 1899, in force April 21, 1899, and the amendment thereto approved June 16, 1909, and in force July 1, 1909, chapter 55a, Revised Statutes, 1910."

(b) Repealing “An Act relating to fire escapes in hotels, inns and public lodging houses, and providing that such buildings shall be equipped with appliances for the safety of guests in case of fire and providing penalties for the violations of the provisions thereof and repealing all Acts and parts of Acts in conflict therewith, approved June 26, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, sections 6 to 14, inclusive, chapter 71, Revised Statutes, 1913."

(c) “An Act providing for the protection and safety of persons in and about the construction, repairing, alteration, or removal of buildings, bridges, viaducts and other structures, and to provide for the enforcement thereof, approved June 3, 1907, in force July 1, 1907, sections 79-88, chapter 48, Revised Statutes, 1909."

(d) “An Act regulating the means of egress from public buildings, approved March 28, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, chapter III, Revised Statutes, 1909."

(e) Sections 11 and 12 of “An Act to provide for the health, safety and comfort of employees in factories, mercantile establishments, mills and workshops, in this state, and to provide for the enforcement thereof, approved June 4, 1909, and in force January 1, 1910, sections 99-100, chapter 48, Revised Statutes, 1909,"

Which was read by title, ordered printed, and,

Under Rule 43, was referred by the President of the Senate to the Committee on Appropriations.

Mr. Hull introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 372, for "An Act to amend section 2 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the establishment of a department of factory inspection, providing for the appointment of factory inspectors, and an attorney for the department, and prescribing their duties, and to repeal all Acts or parts of Acts in conflict therewith;, approved June 3, 1907, in force July 1, 1907, as amended by Act approved June 5, 1911, in force July 1, 1911,"

Which was read by title, ordered printed, and,

Under Rule 43, was referred by the President of the Senate to the Committee on Public Efficiency and Civil Service.

Mr. Hull introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 373, for "An Act to amend section five (5) of an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to coal mines and subjects relating thereto, and providing for the health and safety of persons employed therein,' approved June 6, 1911, in force July 1, 1911,"

Which was read by title, ordered printed, and,

Under Rule 43, was referred by the President of the Senate to the Committee on Public Efficiency and Civil Service.

Mr. McNay introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 374, for “An Act to amend section eight (8) of the Act entitled, 'An Act to enable associations of persons to become a body corporate to raise funds to be loaned only among the members of such associations, in force July 1, 1879, and Acts amendatory thereto.

Which was read by title, ordered printed, and,

Under Rule 43, was referred by the President of the Senate to the Committee on Banks, Building and Loan Associations.

Mr. Smith introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 375, for “An Act making appropriations to the Illinois State Poultry Association and the county poultry societies,"

Which was read by title, ordered printed, and,

Under Rule 43, was referred by the President of the Senate to the Committee on Appropriations.

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