Bill Text: CA SB287 | 2019-2020 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Commission on State Mandates: test claims: filing date.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-13 - Set for hearing March 27. [SB287 Detail]

Download: California-2019-SB287-Introduced.html


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 287


Introduced by Senator Nielsen

February 13, 2019


An act to amend Section 17551 of the Government Code, relating to state government.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 287, as introduced, Nielsen. Commission on State Mandates: test claims: filing date.
Under the California Constitution, whenever the Legislature or a state agency mandates a new program or higher level of service on any local government, including school districts, the state is required to provide a subvention of funds to reimburse the local government, with specified exceptions. Existing law establishes a procedure for local governmental agencies to file claims for reimbursement of these costs with the Commission on State Mandates or the Legislature. Existing law requires a local agency or school district text claim to be filed not later than 12 months following the effective date of a statute or executive order, or within 12 months of incurring increased costs as a result of a statute or executive order, whichever is later.
This bill would specify that for purposes of filing a test claim based on the date of incurring increased costs, “within 12 months” means by June 30 of the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which increased costs were first incurred by the test claimant.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 17551 of the Government Code is amended to read:

17551.
 (a) The commission, pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, shall hear and decide upon a claim by a local agency or school district that the local agency or school district is entitled to be reimbursed by the state for costs mandated by the state as required by Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.
(b) Except as provided in Sections 17573 and 17574, commission review of claims may be had pursuant to subdivision (a) only if the test claim is filed within the time limits specified in this section.
(c) Local agency and school district test claims shall be filed not later than 12 months following the effective date of a statute or executive order, or within 12 months of incurring increased costs as a result of a statute or executive order, whichever is later. For purposes of filing a test claim based on the date of incurring increased costs, “within 12 months” means by June 30 of the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which increased costs were first incurred by the test claimant.
(d) The commission, pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, shall hear and decide upon a claim by a local agency or school district filed on or after January 1, 1985, that the Controller has incorrectly reduced payments to the local agency or school district pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) of Section 17561.

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