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The Council on Local Mandates, which is independent of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of State government, was created pursuant to the "State Mandate, State Pay" amendment to the New Jersey Constitution, approved by voters in November 1995, and an enabling statute, the Council Statute, that became effective in May 1996.

The Council has the exclusive constitutional authority to rule that a State law, rule, or regulation imposes an unconstitutional "unfunded mandate" on boards of education, counties, or municipalities. Under the Constitution, if the Council so rules, the "unfunded mandate" in the law, rule or regulation ceases to be mandatory in effect and "expires."

To learn more about the Council and its activities, please consult the information provided under General Background.

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Please visit the Updated Pending Cases page, to view the written opinion and syllabus in the matter filed by the New Jersey Assocation of Counties.   
Please visit the Council Decisions page to view the Written Opinion in the Deptford Township Matter COLM-0003-15.   
Written Opinion In The Matter of A Complaint filed by Allamuchy Township Board of Education on September 7, 2011 (9-11).   
Written Opinion In The Matter of A Complaint filed by the Springfield Board of Education on March 28, 2011 (3-11).   
Written Opinion In The Matter of A Complaint filed by Roxbury Township (9-10).   
Written Opinion In The Matter of A Complaint filed by Atlantic County (12-10).   
Recently revised Council Rules of Procedure - Rule revisions adopted by the Council change the complaint filing process, permit filing complaints by e-mail, and further streamline complaint case procedures.   
Learn the basics -- Read the Council's Summary Guide. PDF [44K]   

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