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AB-1068 Prison Industry Authority: private employer: pilot program.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Gonzalez Fletcher (A)
Prison Industry Authority: private employer: pilot program.
An act to add and repeal Section 2819 of the Penal Code, relating to the Prison Industry Authority.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Desk Process
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
01/12/18 Stricken from file.
01/03/18 Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/14/17 Vetoed by Governor.
09/21/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
09/13/17 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 77. Noes 1. Page 3299.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1068 without my signature.

This bill requires the California Prison Industry Authority to establish a pilot program to contract with a company that employs ex-offenders to provide goods to state agencies. The selected company would receive a 10% to 40% bid preference depending on whether it met certain criteria.

A bid preference pilot program is an idea that has merit, but it should more closely mirror existing preferences in state law. I urge the proponents to work with the Administration to explore additional ways to incentivize the hiring of formerly incarcerated individuals, a goal that I strongly support.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.