On September 30 the Commission on Local Government published the 2015 edition of the Catalog of State and Federal Mandates.
Appendix C of the report provides a summary of changes in mandates since issuance of the 2014 Catalog. The report cites 11 new mandates, 3 newly identified mandates, 5 expanded mandates, elimination of several mandates and technical changes on numerous other mandates. This listing includes both funded and unfunded mandates.
In 2015, VACo worked with the Governor’s Mandates Commission to develop a priority list of eleven of the most burdensome current or potential mandates for local governments. This list focuses on some of the most costly unfunded mandates. The list of mandates was sent to the Governor and VACo will target these mandates of concern in the upcoming General Assembly session.
VACo Contact: Erik Johnston, CAE