FEDERAL MANDATE.—The term ‘‘Federal mandate’’
means a Federal intergovernmental mandate or a Federal private sector mandate, as defined in paragraphs (5) and (7).
(7) FEDERAL PRIVATE SECTOR MANDATE.—The term ‘‘Federal private sector mandate’’ means any provision in legislation, statute, or regulation that—
(A) would impose an enforceable duty upon the private sector except—
(i) a condition of Federal assistance; or
(ii) a duty arising from participation in a voluntary Federal program; or
(B) would reduce or eliminate the amount of authorization of appropriations for Federal financial assistance that will be provided to the private sector for the purposes of ensuring compliance with such duty.
CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET ACT OF 1974