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House Bill 2538 - Federal Mandates

January 29,2010|AZPM

Governor Jan Brewer and many members of the Legislature have complained about what they call federal mandates. That is when the government requires the state to do something but does not provide the funding for it. An example is the Real ID program, which requires states to change their driver’s licenses. Former Governor Janet Napolitano and others complained about that requirement and the cost to the state.

House Bill 2538 is co-sponsored by Representative Frank Antenori (R-Tucson) and Senator Al Melvin (R-Tucson) along with more than a dozen other members of the Legislature. The proposal forbids the state from enacting any law that appropriates state dollars for a federal mandate unless that mandate can be shown to stand up to a Constitutional challenge.

House Bill 2538

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