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Government Code - GOV

TITLE 2. GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA [8000 - 22980]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )
  

DIVISION 4. FISCAL AFFAIRS [16100 - 17700]

  ( Division 4 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 119. )
  

PART 7. STATE-MANDATED LOCAL COSTS [17500 - 17630]

  ( Part 7 added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1459, Sec. 1. )
  

CHAPTER 4. Identification and Payment of Costs Mandated by the State [17550 - 17617]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1459, Sec. 1. )
  

ARTICLE 1.5. Legislatively Determined Mandate Procedure [17572 - 17574.5]
  ( Article 1.5 added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 329, Sec. 11. )

  
17572.  

The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(a) Early settlement of mandate claims will allow the commission to focus its efforts on rendering sound quasi-judicial decisions regarding complicated disputes over the existence of state-mandated local programs.

(b) Early settlement of mandate claims will provide timely information to the Legislature regarding local costs of state requirements and timely reimbursement to local agencies or school districts.

(c) It is the intent of the Legislature to provide for an orderly process for settling mandate claims in which the parties are in substantial agreement. Nothing in this article diminishes the right of a local agency or school district that chooses not to accept reimbursement pursuant to this article from filing a test claim with the commission or taking other steps to obtain reimbursement pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.

(Repealed (by Sec. 10) and added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 329, Sec. 11. Effective January 1, 2008.)