Resolution on Federal Maintenance of Effort Requirements
WHEREAS, maintenance of effort requirements contained in federal cost sharing programs, grants and regulatory agreements with [insert state] restrict state legislators’ ability to appropriate state funds and set regulatory policy; and
WHEREAS, limitations and restrictions imposed by federal maintenance of effort requirements restrict state legislators’ ability to act as they believe is in the best interests of the citizens of [insert state]; and
WHEREAS, such limitations and restrictions constitute impingements upon states’ rights set forth in the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, [insert state] opposes the limitations and restrictions imposed by federal maintenance of effort requirements and calls on Congress to modify maintenance of effort requirements in ways that ensure federal grants and cost sharing funds are spent for the purpose intended but do not otherwise impinge upon [insert state] legislators’ ability to appropriate state funds or set state policy.