Commission on State Mandates

The Commission on State Mandates is closing its physical office until at least June 1, 2020 to stop the spread of the Coronavirus and protect the health of Commission employees and the public.

Our virtual office remains open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Please Call (916) 323-3562, email CSMInfo@csm.ca.gov, or visit the Commission’s Website at www.csm.ca.gov, if you need assistance. The Commission will continue to accept electronic filings at https://www.csm.ca.gov/dropbox.php.

Notice of Rescheduling:

Due to scheduling conflicts, the March 27, 2020 meeting of the Commission on State Mandates has been rescheduled to the Commission's next regularly scheduled meeting on May 22, 2020. All matters scheduled for the March meeting will be moved to and heard on May 22, 2020.

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 state-mandated program on local agencies, school districts, or community college districts.
  • Hears and decides claims alleging that the State Controller has incorrectly reduced a reimbursement claim for a state-mandated program.
  • Hears and decides requests to adopt a 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 article XIII B, section 6(a) of the California Constitution has been modified by a subsequent change in law.
  • Determines the existence of significant financial distress for applicant counties that seek to reduce the level of aid they provide under General Assistance/General Relief.

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Commission on State Mandates

The Commission on State Mandates is closing its physical office until at least June 1, 2020 to stop the spread of the Coronavirus and protect the health of Commission employees and the public.

Our virtual office remains open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Please Call (916) 323-3562, email CSMInfo@csm.ca.gov, or visit the Commission’s Website at www.csm.ca.gov, if you need assistance. The Commission will continue to accept electronic filings at https://www.csm.ca.gov/dropbox.php.

Notice of Rescheduling:

Due to scheduling conflicts, the March 27, 2020 meeting of the Commission on State Mandates has been rescheduled to the Commission's next regularly scheduled meeting on May 22, 2020. All matters scheduled for the March meeting will be moved to and heard on May 22, 2020.

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 state-mandated program on local agencies, school districts, or community college districts.
  • Hears and decides claims alleging that the State Controller has incorrectly reduced a reimbursement claim for a state-mandated program.
  • Hears and decides requests to adopt a 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 article XIII B, section 6(a) of the California Constitution has been modified by a subsequent change in law.
  • Determines the existence of significant financial distress for applicant counties that seek to reduce the level of aid they provide under General Assistance/General Relief.

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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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