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2010 House Bill 5836: Establish new "unfunded mandate" prevention procedures
Introduced by Rep. Cindy Denby (R) on February 17, 2010
To require any lawsuit alleging violation by the state of the 1978 Headlee amendment provision prohibiting the state from imposing unfunded mandates on local governments to be filed in the state Appeals Court rather than in circuit court. Under current law either is allowed. The bill prohibits the court from requiring the allegations in a suit to be any more specific than is generally required in a civil action, and establishes court procedures for adjudicating the case “as rapidly as possible consistent with achieving justice”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on February 17, 2010

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