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2013 Senate Bill 498: Institute Headlee Amendment unfunded mandate restrictions
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.   Official Text and Analysis.
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.