Probably one of the most important bills for the betterment of state charities is the Illinois Senate Bill 448. which has been prepared, reported out, and recommended by the Illinois Senate Committee on Charitable, Penal and Reformatory Institutions.
In the first place, it is noteworthy that a senate committee, composed of members of both political parties and sufficiently numerous to furnish every variety of opinion, should have evolved a measure that could be endorsed without a single adverse vote in committee.
Its mode of construction is also noteworthy. It is a composite bill, its provisions comprising the best features of three separate bills of different but allied purport, presented by three different senators. The bill itself aims at that all-important point in efficient economic legislation, the removal of the state charities entirely from the baleful influence of politics. This it effects by placing the control of such charities under a