Cash Mandates Subject of SGA’s latest Whitepaper May 01, 2019 AFSA's State Government Affairs white paper for May focuses on state and local cash mandates. The rise of consumer use of payment cards and applications instead of cash has inspired many businesses to go completely cashless. In response, some states and municipalities have introduced legislation that would mandate cash acceptance, citing concerns over privacy and accessibility. The white paper takes an in-depth look into these state and local efforts and the effect these mandates would have on financial services companies. The paper is available under the State Resources section of AFSA’s website.