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In force, Feb.[February] 23, 1841.
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Prices of printing
Sec.[Section] 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the prices of public printing as fixed by a joint resolution of the Senate and House of Representatives, adopted July twenty-first, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, to wit: seventy-five cents per thousand ems for composition, and seventy-five cents per token for press work, shall hereafter be permanent until altered by law.2
2d Section of act repealed
Sec. 2. The second section of the act to which this is supplemental, be, and the same is hereby repealed.3
Auditor, treasurer and secretary of state to settle acc’ts[accounts] with public printer
Sec. 3. Immediately after the printing of any session of the General Assembly shall have been completed, it shall be the duty of the Auditor, Treasurer and Secretary of State, to settle the accounts of the public printer according to the
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sixth section of the act to which this is supplemental, and to ascertain the quantity of paper which has been properly used by the public printer in the printing for said session.
Secretary to advertise for paper
Quality and quantity of paper
Surplus paper
Sec. 4. Thereupon the Secretary of State shall cause an advertisement to be published three times in the newspaper published by the public printer, and in some newspaper published at each of the following places, to wit: St. Louis, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York and Boston; the third insertion of such advertisement to be at least one month previous to the time appointed for receiving proposals; said advertisement shall specify the quantity, size and quality of paper which will be required for the public printing, the time and place of delivering the same, and the time when and the place where, sealed proposals will be received for furnishing the same. The quantity of paper to be furnished shall be ascertained by adding one-fourth to the quantity used for the printing of the preceding session of the Legislature, and deducting from the whole amount the quantity of surplus paper remaining in the hands of the public printer for the time being.
Proposals
Sec. 5. At the close of the period for said advertisement, the Secretary of State shall in the presence of the Auditor and Treasurer, open all the proposals he may have received, and thereupon shall accept the proposal of the lowest responsible bidder, and immediately notify such bidder of such acceptance.
Proposal to be filed
Sec. 6. The Secretary of State shall file such proposal in his office.
Bond of public printer
Sec. 7. The public printer shall give bond to the Governor, with good security previous to entering upon the discharge of the duties of his office, in the penalty of ten thousand dollars conditioned that he will faithfully perform and execute all the public printing required to be done in pursuance of law, by the direction of either branch of the General Assembly, or any officer of the State, and that he will do and perform all other acts and things required, or which may hereafter be required of him according to law, which said bond shall be approved by the Governor and filed in the office of Secretary of State.
Contrator to give bond.
Sec. 8. The person receiving the contract for furnishing the paper for the use of the State shall, at the time of the execution of such contract, give bond to the Governor in the penalty of ten thousand dollars, conditioned that he will faithfully furnish and deliver the said paper in kind, quality and quantity, at the times, places, and upon the terms mentioned in said contract; and that he will, in all respects, comply faithfully with the provisions of such contract, and of the law by virtue of which such contract shall have been made, which said bond shall be approved by the Secretary of State, Auditor and Treasurer, and filed in the office of Secretary of State.

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How paid.
Sec. 9. Upon the delivering of the paper in pursuance of, and according to such contract, the Auditor with the concurrence of the Secretary of State and Treasurer, shall draw his warrant in favor of such contractor for such sum of money as he shall be entitled to therefor.
Printer to report.
Sec. 10. The public printer shall, within the first week of each session, report to the Legislature the amount of work done by him, the nature of said work, the amount of money received therefor; and the amount and quality of paper used by him as public printer since the commencement of the preceding session of the General Assembly.
Messages and documents how printed.
Proviso
Sec. 11. In printing messages, reports and other documents ordered by either branch of the General Assembly, or in pursuance of any law or resolution of the Legislature, the State printer may place a title at the top of the first page of every such document, but shall dispense with a title page, and with all unnecessary blank pages: Provided, That a title page shall be prefixed to the volume of reports, and to the journals of the General Assembly.
Directions to printer.
Proviso.
Sec. 12. In printing the journals of the General Assembly, the public printer shall avoid all useless and unnecessary blanks, making no breaks or paragraphs except after a period, and in all respects he shall execute such printing in the most economical manner: Provided, That the provisions of this section shall not be construed to apply to the printing of the journals of the present session.
Journal how printed.
Sec. 13. The journals of all future sessions of the General Assembly shall be printed upon type of the size called brevier, or upon smaller type.
Laws how printed.
Sec. 14. All bills ordered to be printed by either branch of the General Assembly shall be printed without space between the lines, except when otherwise expressly directed.4
Approved, February 23, 1841.
1In response to a resolution, Joseph W. Ormsbee introduced HB 120 to the House of Representatives on January 16, 1841. The House passed the bill on February 11. The next day, the Senate referred it to the Committee on the Penitentiary. The committee reported back on February 17 and recommended an amendment adding the 11th through 14th sections, to which the Senate concurred. The next day, the Senate passed the bill. The House passed the amended bill on February 20. The Council of Revision approved the bill on February 23 and the act became law.
Illinois House Journal. 1840. 12th G. A., 235, 253, 262, 370, 443, 454, 461, 494; Illinois Senate Journal. 1840. 12th G. A., 294, 308, 328, 339.
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For text of this resolution, see Illinois House Journal. 1837. 10th G. A., special sess., 163.
3The second section of the act defined the duties of the public printer.
4The Senate passed an amendment on February 17, 1841, adding the 11th through 14th sections.
Illinois Senate Journal. 1840. 12th G. A., 328.

Printed Document, 3 page(s), Laws of the State of Illinois, Passed by the Twelfth General Assembly (Springfield, IL: William Walters, 1841), 192-94, GA Session 12-2,