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From the ECS State Policy Database
Governance--Mandates


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State Status/Date Level Summary
ALSigned into law 03/2014P-12Unfunded Mandates
S.B. 7
Extends certain provisions regarding unfunded mandates to a local board of education. Provides these unfunded mandate provisions do not apply to provisions addressing compensation, benefits, or due process of any board of education employee. Provides "board of...

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LAPassed 06/2013P-12Unfunded Mandates
H.R. 161
Requests that the house education committee study and make recommendations with respect to unfunded mandates imposed on local school systems. Requests that the committee report its findings and conclusions, including any recommendations for legislation, to the...

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VASigned into law 04/2012P-12Eliminating State Mandates on Local and Regional Government Entities Relating to Education
H.B. 1295/S.B. 679
Eliminates several statewide mandates on local and regional government entities relating to education and land use. The bill does the following:

* Removes the requirement for establishing local advisory committees on gifted education and the annual reporting...

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NJIssued 04/2011P-12Education Transformation Task Force
E.O. 58
Establishes the New Jersey Education Transformation Task Force. Charges the task force with reviewing all current administrative regulations that affect public education, and evaluating them to determine the degree to which they increase the quality of instruc...

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NYIssued 01/2011P-12Establishing the Mandate Relief Redesign Team
E.O. 6
Establishes the Mandate Relief Redesign Team to look for ways to reduce the costs of mandated programs on schools and local governments by determining how school districts and local governments may be given greater ability to control costs. Directs the team to...

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ILSigned into law 08/2010P-12Unfunded Mandates Prohibited
H.B. 4711
Provides that no public school district or private school is obligated to comply with any new unfunded mandate adopted by the legislature or state board of education. Provides that if the amount appropriated to fund a new mandate does not fully fund the mandat...

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ILSigned into law 08/2010P-12Report on Waivers Granted
S.B. 3681 - (105 ILCS 5/2-3.25g(f)
Deletes language requiring that on or before February 1, 1998, and each year thereafter, the state board of education submit a cumulative report summarizing all types of waivers of mandates and modifications of mandates granted by the state board or the genera...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010P-12Instructional Mandates Task Force
H.B. 4209
Defines "instructional mandate" as any state law that requires a district to devote any amount of time to the instruction of or engagement by students in any subject or course. Directs the state board to create the Instructional Mandates Task Force. Establishe...

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RISigned into law 06/2010P-12Commission to Study Relief from State Mandates
S.R. 3013
Creates a special legislative commission to study relief from state mandates. Includes among the commission's nine members the commissioner of education or designee; and a union representative who represents teachers, to be appointed by the senate president. D...

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UTSigned into law 03/2010P-12
Postsec.
Money-Saving Measures
H.B. 166
Section 1: Directs the state board, by December 31, 2010, to review mandates provided for in administrative rule, to determine whether some could be waived to remove funding pressures on public schools temporarily.

Sections 2-4: Eliminates the requirement to...

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RIPassed 07/2007P-12Study of the Impact of Mandates
S.B. 361
(Joint Resolution)Would create an eleven (11) member special legislative commission whose purpose it would be to make a comprehensive study of the impact of mandates on Rhode Island's school districts, and who would report back to the general assembly no later...

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