RD179 - Federal Mandates and Regulations that may have an effect on the Commonwealth – July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017

Executive Summary:

The Code of Virginia (§ 2.2-302) requires the Assistant to the Governor for Intergovernmental Affairs to report “twice yearly to the members of the Senate Committee on Finance, the House Committee on Appropriations, and the Governor on all federal mandates and regulations that may have an effect on the Commonwealth."

This report provides information regarding legislation containing intergovernmental mandates that has become law or passed one house of Congress. The Federal Unfunded Mandate Reform Act (UMRA), as interpreted by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), is used to determine what legislation contains intergovernmental mandates. Descriptions of the mandates in this report are based upon or excerpted from CBO documents and Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports.

This report also provides a list of federal regulatory actions that may impact the Commonwealth. The Regulatory Information Service Center (RISC) of the General Services Administration (GSA) is used to determine which federal regulatory actions may affect the states.

This edition of the Federal Mandate Report is intended to provide an overview of legislative requirements imposed upon the Commonwealth for the period of July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. This report was due on January 31, 2018, before any staff had started working in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.