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2013 Senate Bill 495: Institute Headlee Amendment unfunded mandate restrictions
  1. Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson (R) on September 17, 2013, to prohibit any bill that potentially imposes a mandate on local governments from becoming law unless a “local government mandate panel” comprised the House and Senate Fiscal Agencies, and the relevant state department if any in consultation with the local governments affected, create a “fiscal note” that quantifies how much the mandate will cost; and require that money is appropriated and allocated to pay for the mandate, in compliance with the Headlee amendment provision prohibiting the state from imposing unfunded mandates on local governments.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • Referred to the Senate Local Government & Elections Committee on September 17, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on September 30, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

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