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2 U.S. Code § 1551 - Baseline study of costs and benefits

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(a) In general

No later than 18 months after March 22, 1995, the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (hereafter in this subchapter referred to as the “Advisory Commission”), in consultation with the Director, shall complete a study to examine the measurement and definition issues involved in calculating the total costs and benefits to State, local, and tribal governments of compliance with Federal law.

(b) ConsiderationsThe study required by this section shall consider—
the feasibility of measuring indirect costs and benefits as well as direct costs and benefits of the Federal, State, local, and tribal relationship; and
how to measure both the direct and indirect benefits of Federal financial assistance and tax benefits to State, local, and tribal governments.