To restore State sovereignty, and to dedicate excess grant funds to deficit reduction.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Restoration of State Sovereignty Act of 2011''.
SEC. 2. STATES TO RETAIN RIGHTS AND AUTHORITIES THEY DO NOT EXPRESSLY WAIVE.
(a) Retention of Rights and Authorities.--No officer, employee, or other authority of the Federal Government shall enforce against an authority of a State, nor shall any authority of a State have any obligation to obey, any requirement imposed as a condition of receiving Federal financial assistance under a grant program established under Federal law, nor shall such program operate within a State, unless the legislature of that State shall have by law expressly approved that program and, in doing so, have waived the State's rights and authorities to act inconsistently with any requirement that might be imposed by the Federal Government as a condition of receiving that assistance. (b) Amendment of Terms of Receipt of Federal Financial Assistance.--An officer, employee, or other authority of the Federal Government may release Federal financial assistance under a grant program established under Federal law to a State only after the legislature of the State has by law expressly approved the program (as described in subsection (a)) or amended the requirements imposed by the Federal Government as conditions of receiving that assistance. In the case of amendments made by a State...