8885 Commission on State Mandates
Mission Statement

The objective of the Commission on State Mandates (Commission) is to fairly and impartially hear matters filed by state and local governments and determine if local agencies and school districts are entitled to reimbursement for increased costs mandated by the state consistent with Article XIII B, section 6 of the California Constitution.

The Commission is a quasi-judicial body consisting of the Director of Finance, the State Controller, the State Treasurer, the Director of the Office of Planning and Research, a public member with experience in public finance, and two additional members from the categories of city council member, county supervisor, or school district governing board member, appointed by the Governor and approved by the Senate.