This has been going on since May, 2002 -- congressionally mandated changes in the clearance procedures.
Curriculum requirements vary from one state to another, with some providing a list of mandated subject matter to homeschoolers according to grade level, and others allowing parents much more flexibility in deciding educational standards.
This means that even though nothing may be going on between you and this 14-year-old girl, a mandated reporter has an obligation to report the relationship to the police if they suspect that you are behaving inappropriately.
In 1975, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EHCA, PL 94-142) mandated that states provide a "free and appropriate public education" (FAPE) to all students, including those with physical, mental, or behavioral disabilities.
Auto liability insurance is legally mandated in order to ensure that no innocent person is responsible for paying the medical bills, property damage costs, and other costs associated with a car accident.