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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.
    • 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.