- 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.
Witnesses and testimonies:The Honorable Wayne Niederhauser
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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