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 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.


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 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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Small Business/DVBE Advocate
csminfo@csm.ca.gov
916-323-3562