He added that not all mandated
benefits can be defended as "socially desirable," using the example of second surgical opinions.
In spite of tremendous efforts during the past year, the letter continued, "significant challenges remain--issues that may not be soluble by the time the first mandated
returns are due to be filed."
The cost of implementing federally mandated
programs to state governments will reach more than $29 billion in fiscal year 2004, according to a new report from the National Conference of State Legislatures.
"While good arguments exist for consumers to choose mandated
coverages--like prostate and mammography exams--there's no reason responsible adults shouldn't be able to choose to pay for those coverages apart from the insurance company.
Two inviolate rules should be mandated
to ensure that the product is simple.
The eleven bills exceeding the $50 million UMRA threshold addressed five distinct mandates: (1) minimum wage increase; (2) parity for mental health in health insurance; (3) preemption of state securities fees; (4) mandated
use of Social Security numbers on driver's licenses; and (5) extension of federal occupational safety and health to state and local employees.
* If you do a lot of work in buildings which may contain lead-based paint, become familiar with the air lead testing requirements mandated
number of hours ranges from 8 to 40 hours per year.(5) States rely on a variety of resources to deliver their inservice instruction, including approved police academies, local police departments, and college or technical schools.
The amendment also would have cut, by $90 billion, federal programs that currently help cities and towns pay for a portion of federally mandated
Boyle commended the TEI representatives who have worked with the IRS to overcome the challenges and narrow the differences between what the IRS has mandated
, what vendors can deliver, and what taxpayers should be required to do.
In January 2001, we reported that the Treasury Department instituted a formal process in 1999 to systematically promote congressionally mandated
policies at the Fund.
In the recent past, state and local interest groups were reluctant to challenge Congress on mandates because the policies being mandated
often enjoyed popular support.