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AB-834 Local government: contracts.(2011-2012)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 14, 2011

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 834


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Roger Hernández

February 17, 2011


An act to add Section 53069.86 to the Government Code, relating to local government.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 834, as amended, Roger Hernández. Local government: contracts.
Existing law authorizes the legislative body of a city, county, or district to enter into contracts for various services, and, among other things, to include within the contract a time within which the whole or any specified portion of the work contemplated is to be completed.
This bill would require the legislative body of a city, county, or district to review any contract with a private party with a total value of $250,000 or more, that contains an automatic renewal clause on or before the annual date by which the contract may be rescinded.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 53069.86 is added to the Government Code, to read:

53069.86.
 The legislative body of a city, county, or district shall review any contract with a private party, with a total value of two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) or more, that contains an automatic renewal clause, sometimes referred to as an “evergreen” provision, on or before the annual date by which the contract may be rescinded. Prior to the renewal of a contract, the legislative body shall make findings on the record including, but not limited to, whether the contract contains updated information and whether the contract fits the needs of the legislative body.