This week, the Senate Governance and Finance Committee approved the RCRC-opposed Assembly Bill 1250, authored by Assembly Member Reginald Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles), related to county contracts for services. AB 1250 would establish requirements for counties before it may enter into a contract or renew/extend an existing contract after January 1, 2018 for county-related services. AB 1250 would establish burdensome, worrisome contract procurement and renewal requirements for California’s rural counties.
The Senate Governance and Finance Committee heard testimony and debated the bill. Ultimately, AB 1250 gained passage with 4 “Aye” votes, 2 “No” votes, and 1 abstention. Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) abstained from the vote.
AB 1250 will next be considered in the Senate Rules Committee. RCRC and a coalition of local government partners have been working to defeat this bill, and have been in discussion with legislators and key staff to share the negative impacts AB 1250 will have on counties.