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Text of the Federal Mandate Compensation Act

This bill was introduced on March 24, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 24, 1994 (Introduced).

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HR 4127 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4127

To require the Secretary of the Treasury to biannually pay to State and local governments compensation for direct costs incurred by those governments in complying with Federal mandates.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 24, 1994

Mr. BARCA of Wisconsin (for himself, Mr. HANSEN, Mr. THOMAS of Wyoming, Mr. CONDIT, and Mr. PETERSON of Minnesota) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Government Operations


A BILL

To require the Secretary of the Treasury to biannually pay to State and local governments compensation for direct costs incurred by those governments in complying with Federal mandates.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Federal Mandate Compensation Act’.

SEC. 2. REQUIREMENT TO BIANNUALLY PAY COMPENSATION FOR COSTS INCURRED BY STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN COMPLYING WITH FEDERAL MANDATES.

    (a) IN GENERAL- The Secretary of the Treasury shall biannually--

      (1) determine the costs incurred in the preceding 6 months by each State government and each local government as a direct result of complying with Federal mandates; and

      (2) pay to each State government and each local government an amount adequate to compensate the government for the portion of the costs determined under paragraph (1) for the government for which the government is not otherwise compensated by the Federal Government.

    (b) FEDERAL MANDATE DEFINED- In this Act, the term ‘Federal mandate’ means any requirement that a State government or local government conduct an activity (including a requirement to meet national standards in providing a service), under a Federal statute or regulation that takes effect on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.