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“In the United States, unfunded federal mandates are orders that induce "responsibility, action, procedure or anything else that is imposed by constitutional, administrative, executive, or judicial action" for state and local governments and/or the private sector.
An unfunded mandate is a statute or regulation that requires a state or local government to perform certain actions, with no money provided for fulfilling the requirements. Public individuals or organizations can also be required to fulfill public mandates.
As of 1992, there were 172 federal mandates that obligated state or local governments to fund programs to some extent. [Including]
Civil Rights Act of 1957
Civil Rights Act of 1964,
Voting Rights Act of 1965
Americans with Disabilities Act
The movement to do away with sheltered workshop environments threatens to become another “unfunded mandate.” I think we can all agree that there is not enough money to accomplish everything we’d like to see at one time. Wherever the money comes from – federal, state, public or private enterprises – it needs to be spent wisely. Parents, self-advocates, and caregivers need to be in on the discussion about how to proceed. New, unique approaches that focus on the individuals need to be discovered and put into place.