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2013 Senate Bill 498: Institute Headlee Amendment unfunded mandate restrictions
  1. Introduced by Sen. David Robertson (R) on September 17, 2013, to explicitly give local governments standing to sue the state under the Headlee Amendment’s unfunded mandate ban in the state constitution; establish that the burden of proof is on the state in such suits; establish that the burden of proof is on the local government if a taxpayer sues it for violating the Headlee amendment’s tax limitation provisions; and establish specific procedures for such lawsuits.
    • 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.