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    Report Document No. 34
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    Document Title
    Biannual Report on the Federal Mandates and Regulations that May Have an Effect on the Commonwealth (January, 2006)

    Virginia Liaison Office

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    Executive Summary

    The Federal Mandate Report is published semiannually by the Virginia Liaison Office using information provided by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the National Governors Association, and federal agency contacts. The Liaison office has relied on the CBO's interpretations of the Federal Unfunded 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 bills contained in this report, between the dates July 15, 2005 through January 10, 2006, were reviewed by CBO.

    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 15, 2005 through January 10, 2006.

    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) during the period from July 15, 2005 through January 10, 2006. The report also provides reviews of federal regulatory action completed during the same period that may have an effect on the Commonwealth (Part III).

    Of the bills reviewed by the CBO that have become public law during the period from July 15, 2005 through January 10, 2006, seven (7) contain mandates.

    For the same period between July15, 2005 through January 10, 2006 the RISC identified a total of sixty-eight (68) completed federal regulations that may affect the States; fifty (50) may affect the Commonwealth.