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2014 House Bill 5503: Institute Headlee Amendment unfunded mandate restrictions
  1. Introduced by Rep. Eileen Kowall (R) on April 30, 2014, 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 House Financial Liability Reform Committee on April 30, 2014.