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25 ILCS 5/3

    (25 ILCS 5/3) (from Ch. 63, par. 3)
    Sec. 3. The Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives, at the close of each session of the General Assembly, shall deliver to the Secretary of State all books, bills, documents and papers in the possession of either branch of the General Assembly, correctly labeled, folded and classified, according to the subject matter of such documents respectively; and the Secretary of State shall preserve the same in his office.
(Source: P.A. 86-759.)