State Mandate Law and Legal Definition

State mandate refers to a state law that requires a political subdivision to engage in an activity or provide a service, or to increase the level of its activities or services.

The following is an example of a state law on state mandate:

State mandate means any state constitutional, legislative, or executive law or order which requires any local government to establish, expand, or modify its activities, programs, or structure in such a way as to affect expenditures from local revenues. [KRS § 6.950].