Dept. of Finance v. Commission on State Mandates

(Supreme Court of California) – In an action concerning who pays for storm drains, the Court of Appeal’s conclusion that the Regional Water Quality Control Board for Los Angeles’s permit conditions are mandated by federal law and that storm drain systems operators are not entitled to state reimbursement under Article XIII B, section 6, subd. (a) of the California Constitution is reversed where the permit conditions are not imposed by any federal law or regulatory system.