The following comment from “Cheap Goat” sounds like a legal opinion to meL
The “McHenry County Equitable Standards and Government Efficiency Law” is as phony as a three dollar bill.
It’s special purpose legislation.
And special purpose legislation is expressly prohibited by our state constitution:
ARTICLE IV, SECTION 13. SPECIAL LEGISLATION. The General Assembly shall pass no special or local law when a general law is or can be made applicable. Whether a general law is or can be made applicable shall be a matter for judicial determination.
Accordingly, Rep. Yingling is correct: county issues can be addressed only on an omnibus basis, not by specific county name. (Franks and McSweeney don’t know that?)
- McSweeney Introduces Bill to Give Jack Franks Tremendously More Power, Abolish Independently-Elected Auditor’s Office, Power of County Board Pretty Much Disappears
- GOP Chairman Issues “Call to Action” Against McSweeney Bill to Give Jack Franks Almost Dictatorial Power
- David McSweeney Transfers Sponsorship of Jack Franks’ Power Enhancement Bill, Franks Decides He Doesn’t Want People Thinking He Was Behind It
- Jack Franks on His Naked Power Grab in His Own Words