What They're Saying: Opposition Builds against Assembly Bill 1250

Thursday, August 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The list of opposition against the labor union-sponsored proposal, Assembly Bill 1250, continues to grow each day. AB 1250 is supported by two of the state’s largest public employee unions, SEIU and AFSCME, and would place a de facto ban on counties’ ability to contract with nonprofits, licensed experts and community businesses to deliver vital local services. AB 1250 is a blatant political power grab by one of the strongest special interest groups in the Capitol at the expense of the most vulnerable members of the community.

An opposition letter spearheaded by leaders of the nonprofit community in California includes the signatures of more than 250 nonprofit agencies that have expressed their widespread concerns against AB 1250. Opponents stated in the letter that “AB 1250’s requirements are far too onerous, adding many restrictions and raising costs without boosting real accountability.”

There is also great concern that existing contracts would come to a halt, impacting existing services for low-income residents.

Furthermore, opponents stated that “AB 1250 distorts how decisions should be made about providing critical services for our communities.”

When the State Legislature reconvenes on August 21, AB 1250 is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Please click here to read the entire opposition letter.