Mandates

State mandates come in many shapes and sizes. Typically, they are thought of as statutory or regulatory provisions that require a local government to deliver a service without providing the funding to go along with it. These types of mandates are perhaps the easiest to identify and quantify. But it is important to note that mandates can take other forms as well. Many mandates do not necessarily require local governments to provide a particular service, but they place restrictions or impose requirements on the way municipalities operate or how a particular service is delivered. Frequently, these mandates limit flexibility, forcing local leaders to be less efficient and cost-effective than they otherwise would. Finally, state mandates can limit a municipality's ability to raise revenue by restricting the fines, fees and taxes that may be levied at the local level.

Environment and Health TOP LINK

# Article Title Author Hits
1 Prohibition Against Reasonable Return on Sewer Rents
Updated: 11 December 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 7430
2 Inability to Establish Stormwater Utility Districts
Updated: 13 December 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 8087

Procurement TOP LINK

# Article Title Author Hits
1 The Wicks Law
Updated: 13 December 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 51040
2 Competitive Bidding Reform
Updated: 13 December 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 11627
3 Requiring Municipalities to Use Preferred Source Vendors
Updated: 13 December 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 6950

Government Operations and Community Development TOP LINK

# Article Title Author Hits
1 Hold Limited Liability Property Owners Accountable for Their Neglected Properties
Updated: 15 December 2017
Jennifer Purcell 2690
2 Scaffold Law
Updated: 13 December 2017
Jennifer Purcell 3644
3 Local Government Liability
Updated: 20 August 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 6908
4 Interest Rates on Judgments Against Municipalities
Updated: 11 December 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 7803
5 Limitations on Municipal Deposit Options
Updated: 11 December 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 8457
6 Building Code Enforcement
Updated: 20 August 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 6956
7 Taking Title to Abandoned Properties
Updated: 15 December 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 17291
8 Funding for School Crossing Guards
Updated: 15 December 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 11461
9 Local Records Management
Updated: 20 August 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 5571
10 Lack of Reimbursement of Municipal Legal Costs
Updated: 20 August 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 5886
11 Publication Requirements for Official Notices
Updated: 15 December 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 7519

Fees, Fines, and Other Local Revenues TOP LINK

# Article Title Author Hits
1 Increase Reimbursement Rate for Arterial Maintenance
Updated: 11 December 2017
Jennifer Purcell 2127
2 Limitation on Charges for FOIL Requests
Updated: 20 August 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 8206
3 Inability to Impose Fees for Police Services
Updated: 20 August 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 8234
4 Lack of Reimbursement for Emergency Medical Services
Updated: 20 August 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 5623
5 Disparity in Charges for Vital Records
Updated: 11 December 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 6261
6 Enforcement of Unpaid Building Code Fines
Updated: 20 August 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 9499
7 Inability to Impose Fees for Police and Firefighter Investigations
Updated: 20 August 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 6347
8 Inability to Impose Fees for Volunteer Emergency Rescue and Ambulance Services
Updated: 20 August 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 7321

Local Taxation TOP LINK

# Article Title Author Hits
1 Local Taxation for Services Not Provided to Sub-Units of Local Government
Updated: 20 August 2017
Jennifer Purcell 8421
2 Restriction on Assessments for Condominiums and Cooperatives
Updated: 11 December 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 13078
3 Exclusion of Cellular Services from the Utility Gross Receipts Tax
Updated: 11 December 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 10035
4 Inability to Recoup Costs for Municipal Services Provided to Tax-Exempt Properties
Updated: 11 December 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 7384
5 Absence of PILOTs on State-Owned Land and Community Residences
Updated: 11 December 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 6678
6 Taxation of Municipal Property Used for Public Purposes
Updated: 11 December 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 6978
7 Tax Free Purchases on Indian Reservations
Updated: 20 August 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 6410

Public Safety TOP LINK

# Article Title Author Hits
1 Municipal Disability Payments Under General Municipal Law § 207-a and § 207-c
Updated: 20 August 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 15635
2 Requirement for Office of Police Chief
Updated: 20 August 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 7341

Employee Relations TOP LINK

# Article Title Author Hits
1 Exclusion of Smaller Municipalities from Health Insurance Trusts that are Experienced-Rated
Updated: 20 August 2017
Jennifer Purcell 6158
2 Public Sector Pension Costs
Updated: 11 December 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 9941
3 Compulsory Arbitration
Updated: 20 August 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 13527
4 Prevailing Wage
Updated: 13 December 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 11213
5 The Triborough Amendment
Updated: 20 August 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 52904
6 Legislative Changes to the Taylor Law that Undermine the Collective Negotiation Process
Updated: 20 August 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 8670
7 Extension of the Mandatory Retirement Age for Police and Firefighters
Updated: 20 August 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 16298
8 Allowing Retirement Plan Changes Once a Disability Occurs
Updated: 20 August 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 6932
9 Limitations on Admission to Promotional Exams
Updated: 20 August 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 6659
10 Paid Leave for Cancer Screenings
Updated: 20 August 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 21013
11 Exclusion of Municipalities From Disability Retirement Proceedings
Updated: 20 August 2017
Brian Shaughnessy 6804