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2013 House Bill 5060: Institute Headlee Amendment unfunded mandate restrictions
  1. Introduced by Rep. Eileen Kowall (R) on October 8, 2013, to prohibit any bill that potentially imposes a mandate on local governments from becoming law unless a “local government mandate panel” comprised of the House and Senate Fiscal Agencies and members representing local government and public school interests, create a “fiscal note” that quantifies how much the mandate will cost. If funding is not made available or the specified “fiscal note” process is not followed then locals would not be required to implement the mandate.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on October 8, 2013.