Commission on State Mandates

The Commission on State Mandates carries out four distinct statutory duties:

  • Hears and decides test claims alleging that the Legislature or a state agency imposed a reimbursable mandate upon local agencies and school districts.
  • Hears and decides claims alleging that the State Controller has incorrectly reduced payments to local agencies and school districts.
  • Hears and decides requests to adopt new test claim decision to supersede a previously adopted test claim decision upon a showing that the state’s liability for that decision pursuant to subdivision (a) of section 6, article XIII B of the California Constitution has been modified based on a subsequent change in law.
  • Determines the existence of significant financial distress for applicant counties that seek to reduce their General Assistance standards of aid.


Commission on State Mandates

The Commission on State Mandates carries out four distinct statutory duties:

  • Hears and decides test claims alleging that the Legislature or a state agency imposed a reimbursable mandate upon local agencies and school districts.
  • Hears and decides claims alleging that the State Controller has incorrectly reduced payments to local agencies and school districts.
  • Hears and decides requests to adopt new test claim decision to supersede a previously adopted test claim decision upon a showing that the state’s liability for that decision pursuant to subdivision (a) of section 6, article XIII B of the California Constitution has been modified based on a subsequent change in law.
  • Determines the existence of significant financial distress for applicant counties that seek to reduce their General Assistance standards of aid.


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Commission on State Mandates

980 9th Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 323-3562 (Phone)
(916) 445-0278 (Fax)
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