Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee moved Assembly Bill 1250 to the Senate Rules Committee to undergo further legislative review, and could be considered next year.
AB 1250 is a special interest bill sponsored by two of the most powerful public employee unions in California under the guise of "transparency and accountability." Rather it's a move for these unions to increase their membership rolls by making it extremely difficult for county governments to partner with the non-profit and private sectors to provide essential services at a lower cost.
"I welcome the news that AB 1250 will go through further legislative review. As it stands, the bill is a special interest power grab that would hurt the vulnerable, nonprofits and small businesses by severely restricting public/private partnerships at the county level. That's why I'm proud to stand with more than 300 diverse organizations in opposition to the bill, including the United Way, Goodwill and YWCA," said Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel).
Senate Republican Leader Bates is vice chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Please click here to learn more about the list of opposition against AB 1250 and what others are saying about the legislation.