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    Report Document No. 24
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    Document Title
    January 2011 Federal Mandate Report

    Virginia Liaison Office

    Enabling Authority
    2.2-302 (18.)

    Executive Summary
    The Federal Mandate Report is published semiannually by the Virginia Liaison Office (VLO). This report provides reviews of federal legislation containing unfunded mandates that have become public law (Part I), or passed at least one chamber of Congress (Part II). The report also provides reviews of federal regulatory action completed that may affect the Commonwealth (Part III). The VLO relies on the Congressional Budget Office‘s (CBO) interpretations of the Federal Unfunded Mandate Reform Act (UMRA) to determine what legislation contains intergovernmental mandates. Descriptions of the mandates provided in this analysis are based upon, or excerpted from, these CBO documents and Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports. Likewise, the VLO relies 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 of July 10, 2010 to December 31, 2010. Of the bills reviewed by the CBO, 4 have become public law, while 4 have passed at least one chamber of Congress.

    Likewise, the RISC identified a total of 73 completed federal regulations affecting States, 61 of which may impact the Commonwealth.