Is McSweeney Bill to Grossly Increase Power of Jack Franks Constitutional?

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?)

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Is McSweeney Bill to Grossly Increase Power of Jack Franks Constitutional? — 4 Comments

  1. Re: “(Franks and McSweeney don’t know that?)”

    It is worse – they don’t care!

    Franks is a bully by nature and will totally ignore current law / rules to get what he wants.

    McSweeney just go thrown ‘under the bus’ but I doubt his ego will allow him to see it.

  2. Primary this foolish dope of a man!

    He’s sunk so low and made a deal with the demon spawn.

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