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    Report Document No. 43
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    Document Title
    January 2008 Federal Mandate Report

    Virginia Liaison Office

    Enabling Authority

    Executive Summary
    The Federal Mandate Report is published semiannually by the Virginia Liaison Office using information provided by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The Liaison office has relied on the CBO's interpretations of the Federal Mandate Reform Act (UMRA) to determine what legislation should be identified as containing an intergovernmental mandate, and descriptions of the mandates provided in this analysis are based upon or excerpted from CBO documents.

    The Liaison Office has relied on the recommendations of the Regulatory Information Service Center (RISC) of the General Services Administration to determine which federal regulatory actions may affect the states.

    This edition of the Federal Mandate Report is intended to provide an overview of the legislative and regulatory requirements imposed upon the Commonwealth for the period from July 11th, 2007 to January 14th, 2008.

    In this report the Liaison Office provides reviews of the legislation containing mandates that have become public law (Part I), or passed in at least one chamber of Congress (Part II). The report also provides reviews of federal regulatory action completed during the same period that may have an effect on the Commonwealth (Part III).

    Eleven (11) of the bills reviewed by the CBO have become public law during the aforementioned period that is covered in this report. During this same period, fifty (50) bills containing intergovernmental mandates have passed at least one chamber of Congress.

    From July 11th, 2007 to January 14th, 2008 the RISC identified a total of seventy-two (72) completed federal regulations that may effect the States; sixty-three (63) of which may effect the Commonwealth.