Here's how that Council went: It requested proposals for unfunded mandate relief. It received thousands. It allowed public comment on some. It selected a handful through magical means. It referred a percentage of those forward to be repealed or modified.
This was Dryden's list of most burdensome mandates as described by the administration in 2008:
1. Academic Intervention Services (AIS) 2. 3-8 testing (costs accrue for scoring [including substitutes to replace classroom teachers], printing, and reporting)
3. 504 Accommodation Plans
4. Response to Intervention (costs for committees and implementation of strategies)
5. School safety plans (costs for committee time and printing)
6. Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
7. ID badges and fingerprinting
8. CPR and First Aid requirements for special ed aides and athletics
9. Mentoring program costs
10. Professional Development costs
11. Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) costs
12. Green product use
SPECIAL MENTION: Wicks Law, Taylor Law
Every one of these is still unfunded and still a burden. But the Mandate Relief Council has been and gone, so tough luck for Dryden, I guess.