BY JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
Springfield, IL. (ECWd) -
Read 'em and weep:
Can’t even read all of it at one sitting. I got this far: “Food Handling and Regulation EnforcementAct Trailer (SB 2068/PA 101-0425):Prohibits a public health district from regulating the preparing and serving of food in a private residential leasehold that is prepared by or for the lessees and consumed by the lessees and their guests.” Does this mean that there previously WAS a law that said public health departments COULD do this? And if there WAS NOT why do we now need a law to prevent a government agency from doing something they were not legally (let along constitutionally) authorized to do?
“Illinois Higher Education Savings Program (HB 2237/PA 101-0466): Stipulates that the State Treasurer shall establish the Illinois Higher Education Savings Program provided that sufficient funds are available. The Treasurer shall enroll all eligible children in the Program beginning in 2021. The Treasurer shall make a seed fund deposit in the amount of $50 into an omnibus account of the fund on behalf of each eligible child. The Higher Education Savings Program Fund shall be the official repository of all contributions, appropriations, interest, and divided payments, gifts, or other financial assets received by the Treasure.”
…provided that sufficient funds are available? How is that defined anyway? It’s only a law if Illinois “has sufficient funds”? Also, how are any laws in Illinois enforceable when the state doesn’t even respect its own constitution? (Balanced budget) or the US constitution? (Shall not be infringed)