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Inventory of the Records of the Commission on State Mandates
R138  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
8 cubic feet
Restrictions
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.
Availability
Collection is open for research.