- To examine the burdens of unfunded mandates on state and local governments.
- To hear from several state and local officials about how unfunded mandates affect their communities
- Unfunded mandates are legislative or regulatory requirements that impose implementation and compliance costs on state, local, or tribal governments, or the private sector.
- To address the rapid expansion of unfunded mandates, Congress enacted the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) of 1995.
- However, federal agencies have found ways around UMRA and continue to impose burdensome requirements on state and local governments.
Utah State Senate
North Carolina State Senate
Boone County, Kentucky
City of Kansas City, Missouri
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Alexandria, Virginia
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