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Hearing Hearing Date: April 26, 2017 10:00 am 2154 RHOB

Unfunded Mandates: Examining Federally Imposed Burdens on State and Local Government

Subject
Unfunded Mandates: Examining Federally Imposed Burdens on State and Local Government
Date
April 26, 2017
Time
10:00 am
Place
2154 RHOB

PURPOSE:

  • 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 

BACKGROUND:

  • 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

President
Utah State Senate

Document

The Honorable Jim Davis

Senator
North Carolina State Senate

Document

The Honorable Gary Moore

Judge/Executive
Boone County, Kentucky

Document

The Honorable Jermaine Reed

Councilman
City of Kansas City, Missouri

Document

The Honorable Jeff McKay

Supervisor
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Alexandria, Virginia

Document

Related Documents

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Subcommittee Chairman Palmer Opening Statement Document