The records of the Commission on State Mandates document the hearings and applications surrounding claims for reimbursement
by local agencies and school districts due to increased costs mandated by the state.
The Commission on State Mandates determines if local agencies and school districts are entitled to reimbursement due to increased
costs mandated by the state. Reimbursement can occur when the state legislature passes a law or when the Governor or a state
agency issues an executive order or regulation to constitute new programs or a higher level of service. The concept originated
with the Property Tax Relief Act of 1972 (SB90, Statutes of 1972, Chapter 1406) with the primary purpose of state reimbursement,
limiting the ability of local agencies and school districts to levy taxes. At the time of creation, the Legislature authorized
the State Board of Control to hear and decide claims requesting reimbursement for increased costs on state ordered mandates.
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