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Section 204
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Reaffirmation Act of 1987

title II—BUDGET PROCESS REFORM
Sec. 204. Extension of State and Local Cost Estimates.

The State and Local Government Cost Estimate Act of 1981 is amended by striking out section 4.

Counsel Notes
Codification

This section is not separately classified to the U.S. Code.

Expiration Date

This section strikes the section 4 of the State and Local Government Cost Estimate Act of 1981 (. This Act was designed to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to require the Congressional Budget Office, for every significant bill or resolution reported in the House or the Senate, to prepare and submit an estimate of the cost which would be incurred by State and local governments in carrying out or complying with such bill or resolution. Section 4 specified that the authorization granted under its terms of this Act was to expire on September 30,1987.


Joint Explanatory Statement (BBEDCA)

The Joint Explanatory Statement of the Managers of Conference on the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 included this description:

8. Extension of State and Local Government Cost Estimates 

Current Law

The State and Local Cost Estimate Act of 1981 (Public Law 97108) amended the 1974 Budget Act to require that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate the cost to State and local governments of authorizing legislation reported by House or Senate committees. The Act expires on September 30, 1987.

 Senate Amendment

The Senate amendment (Section 227) repeals the expiration date of the State and Local Cost Estimate Act, thus extending indefinitely the CBO reporting requirement on State and local costs.

 Conference Agreement

The House recedes and concurs in the Senate amendment.

U.S. House of Representatives, Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: Conference Report to Accompany H. J. Res. 372, House Report 99-433 (December 10, 1985).

 

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