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2. Gave preliminary consideration to a report on the role of the States in strengthening the real property tax.

3. Approved the Fourth Annual Report.
4. Reviewed the work of the Commission over its first three years.

THIRTEENTH MEETING- MARCH 21-22, 1963
1. Gave preliminary consideration to a report on industrial develop-
ment bond financing.

2. Gave further consideration to a report on the role of the States in strengthening the property tax, completing action on a portion of the recommendations contained therein.

3. Adopted a Commission Report on “Transferability of Public Employee Retirement Credits Among Units of Government."

4. Gave preliminary consideration to question of Commission position on S. 1111—"Water Resources Planning Act of 1963”.

FOURTEENTH MEETING—JUNE 27–28, 1963 1. Adopted a Commission Report on "Industrial Development Bond Financing."

2. Adopted a Commission Report on "The Role of the States in Strengthening the Property Tax."

3. Adopted a position in opposition to three "States' Rights” amendments to the U.S. Constitution proposed in 1962 by the General Assembly of the States.

4. Adopted a position supporting, with some modifications, the provisions of S. 1111-"Water Resources Planning Act of 1963.'

5. Added the following items to the work program: (a) intergovernmental problems in relocation of displaced persons and businesses in urban areas; and (b) State laws and criteria for formation of special purpose districts and authorities.

FIFTEENTH MEETING-SEPTEMBER 26-27, 1963 1. Gave preliminary consideration to a report on the role of equalization in grants-in-aid.

2. Approved an Information Report "Performance of Urban Functions: Local and Areawide."

3. Reviewed the work of the Commission in the implementation of its recommendations at the National and State levels.

SIXTEENTH MEETING- JANUARY 23-24, 1964 1. Adopted a Commission Report on "The Role of Equalization in Federal Grants-in-Aid."

2. Adopted a Commission Report on "Impact of Federal Urban Development Programs on Local Government Organization and Planning."

3. Adopted a position recommending action by the Congress to provide for National Time Uniformly.

SEVENTEENTH MEETING—MAY 21-22, 1964 1. Adopted a Commission Report on “Statutory and Administrative Controls Associated with Federal Grants for Public Assistance."

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2. Adopted a Commission Report on “The Problem of Special Districts in American Government.” .

3. Added the following items to the work program: (a) coordination of Federal, State, and local personal income taxes; and (b) intergovernmental responsibilities for law enforcement.

EIGHTEENTH MEETING—SEPTEMBER 17–18, 1964

1. Adopted a Commission Report on “The Intergovernmental Aspects of Documentary Taxes.”

2. Adopted a Commission Report on “State-Federal Overlapping in Cigarette Taxes.”

3. Gave consideration to and partially completed action on a report dealing with economic and social disparities between central cities and suburbs in metropolitan areas.

NINETEENTH MEETING—JANUARY 18–19, 1965

1. Completed action on and adopted a Commission Report on “Metropolitan Social and Economic Disparities: Implications for Intergovernmental Relations in Central Cities and Suburbs.”

2. Adopted a Commission Report on “Relocation: Unequal Treatment of People and Businesses Displaced by Governments.”

3. Reviewed and approved a draft bill dealing with procedures for handling Federal grants-in-aid to State governments which had been developed jointly by the staff of the Budget Bureau and the ComIIllSSlon.

4. Passed without objection an Information Report on “State Technical Assistance to Local Debt Management.”

5. Decided that Commission members and staff, when queried by State and local officials as to desirable organizational arrangements for the consideration of intergovernmental relations at the State level would provide information as to the several methods now employed in a number of States.

6. Added the following item to the work program: “Role of Local, State and Federal Governments with Respect to Building Code Modernization and Uniformity.”

TwenTIETH MEETING—MAY 14, 1965

1. Gave preliminary consideration to a draft Commission report on “Coordination of Federal and State Personal Income Taxes” including specification as to the approximate scope of the final report. 2. Considered the question of the Commission's position on the taxation of private property on Federal areas by State and local governments and decided to reaffirm the Commission's position but to reconsider it in a year. 3. Considered and approved some changes to be sought in the Commission's statute, the most substantial of which was to allow the Commission to receive funds from State and local governments or organizations thereof. 4. Added the following item to the work program: “Intergovernmental Relations in the Poverty Program.”

Twenty-FIRST MEETING—October 14–15, 1965

1. Completed action on and adopted a commission Report on “Federal-State Coordination of Personal Income Taxes.”

2. Considered and made a few revisions in a project outline of the Commission's study of “Intergovernmental Relations in the Poverty Program.”

TWENTY-SECOND MEETING-JANUARY 13-14, 1966 1. Adopted a Commission Report on Building Codes: A Program for Intergovernmental Reform."

2. Considered the question of State taxation of interstate commerce as dealt with in H.R. 11798 but did not complete action thereon.

3. Considered the question of the Commission's position on the taxation of private property on Federal areas by State and local governments and decided to recommend a new approach--namely, amending the Buck Act to permit such taxation, conditioned upon the provision of full civil rights and privileges by the States and localities to the persons living and working in such areas.

TWENTY-THIRD MEETING-APRIL 21-22, 1966 1. Completed action on the question of State taxation of interstate commerce.

2. Considered a draft bill prepared by Senator Muskie entitled "Intergovernmental Personnel Act” an endorsed the objectives of the bill.

3. Adopted a Commission Report on "Intergovernmental Relations in the Poverty Program."

4. Added the following items to the Commission's work program: (a) the fiscal imbalance in the federal system: State and local revenue needs; and (b) intergovernmental relations in new towns (subsequently retitled “Urban and Rural America: Policies for Future Growth").

5. Adopted a resolution of appreciation for the services of the retiring Chairman, Mr. Frank Bane, who had served as the Chairman of the Commission since its establishment in late 1959.

TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING-APRIL 14, 1967 1. Adopted a Commission Report on “State-Local Taxation and Industrial Location."

2. Voted to carry out certain recommendations of the House and Senate Committees on Government Operations following a 1966 review of the record of the Commission over its first five years.

3. Considered the question of the eligibility of State legislative Committees and agencies for Federal research grants and adopted a position opposing such use of research grants and recommended that the President issue an appropriate directive to Federal departments and agencies to that effect. (Submission of the recommendation to the President was deferred pending reconsideration of the question.)

4. Considered new titles contained in the proposed Intergovernmental Cooperation Act of 1967 (S. 698) and voted to endorse the entire bill.

5. Decided to sponsor a national meeting of State legislative leaders to be concerned with intergovernmental relations.

6. Adopted a resolution in appreciation of the services of Dr. L. Laszlo Ecker-Racz who had retired as Assistant Director of the Commission in December 1966.

Twenty-FIFTH MEETING—JULY 21, 1967

1. Adopted a statement defining the role of Commission members in their votes on particular issues in relation to subsequent votes or other actions which they might wish to take in their individual capacities as Congressmen, Governors, etc.

2. Considered draft report on “Fiscal Balance in the American Federal System” and o adopted the first part of the report, carrying certain items over to the next meeting.

3. Considered policy on distribution of Commission publications and approved the existing practice.

Twenty-Sixth MEETING—October 6–7, 1967

1. Completed action on, and adopted a Commission Report: “Fiscal Balance in the American Federal System.”

2. Voted to consider holding the next Commission meeting outside of Washington subject to a poll of the members.

Twenty-SEventh MEETING—FEBRUARY 2, 1968 (CHICAGo,
ILLINois)

1. Reconsidered the question of eligibility of State legislative committees and agencies for Federal research grants and voted in favor of eligibility under certain conditions; recommended that the President issue an appropriate directive to Federal departments and agencies to that effect.

2. Adopted, subject to review by a committee of the Commission and possible further Commission review prior to publication, ComE. Report on “Urban and Rural America: Policies for Future

rowth.”

3. Added the following items to the Commission's work program: (a) State aid to local government, and (b) intergovernmental responsibilities in Medicaid.

Twenty-EighTH MEETING—JUNE 21, 1968

1. Considered the question of size and composition of Commission membership and voted to seek no changes in the enabling statute in this respect.

2. In executive session considered the adequacy of staff performance and at the conclusion thereof expressed satisfaction with the Commission's staff in all major respects.

3. Considered the methods governing Commission research, reports and recommendations and (a) voted to sponsor a National Forum on Federalism, and (b) voted to expand its scope of policy coverage in the future by expressing views on major intergovernmental recommendations contained in reports of other bodies. --

4. Considered the question of assuming operational responsibility for an intergovernmental information systems exchange and voted against this step, with view that Commission should not get involved in sizeable operational or service functions.

5. Gave approval to acceptance of a foundation grant for the upating of a previous Commission publication Metropolitan America: Challenge to }.

TWENTY-NINTH MEETING-SEPTEMBER 20, 1968 (SAN FRANCISCO,

CALIFORNIA) 1. Completed action on, and adopted a Commission Report: "Intergovernmental Problems in Medicaid”.

2. Added the following item to the Commission's work program: State-local responsibility for labor management relations in public employment.

3. Considered but did not reach a final conclusion on the question of Commission sponsorship of a National Forum on Federalism.

4. Approved for submission to the Bureau of the Budget a proposed budget for the Commission for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1970.

5. Voiced no objection to the issuance of an Information Report on "Sources of Increased State Tax Collections: Economic Growth vs. Political Choice."

THIRTIETH MEETING—JANUARY 17-18, 1969 1. Voted to explore the possibility of a White House Conference on Federalism.

2. Began consideration of a draft report on "State Aid to Local Government."

THIRTY-FIRST MEETING-APRIL 11, 1969 1. Completed action on, and adopted a Commission Report: "State Aid to Local Government."

2. Voted to undertake a study to be financed by the Department of Transportation on the fiscal ability of metropolitan areas to operate mass transit systems, such study to be undertaken in conjunction with a Ford Foundation supported project on the measurement of local fiscal capacity and tax effort.

THIRTY-SECOND MEETING-JUNE 13, 1969 1. Added the following items to the Commission's work program: Federal-State-local relationships in law enforcement and alternative Federal approaches for assisting State and local governments in financing capital needs.

2. Ĝave consideration to but did not complete action upon draft report on "Labor-Management Relations in the State and Local Public Service."

3. Discussed Commission participation in a possible White House Conference on Federalism,

THIRTY-THIRD MEETING—SEPTEMBER 19, 1969 1. Completed action on and adopted a Commission report: “LaborManagement Relations in the State and Local Public Service."

2. Approved for submission to the Bureau of the Budget a proposed budget for the Commission for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1971.

3. Adopted a resolution of appreciation for the leadership of its returning Chairman, Farris Bryant, who had served as Chairman since March, 1967.

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