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AB-1080 Public contracts: bid preferences: employee health care coverage.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Gonzalez Fletcher (A)
Public contracts: bid preferences: employee health care coverage.
An act to add Chapter 2.3 (commencing with Section 2030) to Part 1 of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code, relating to public contracts.

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/30/18 Vetoed by Governor.
09/10/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
08/30/18 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 61. Noes 19. Page 6987.).
08/29/18 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.
08/29/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 28. Noes 10. Page 5971.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1080 without my signature.

This bill would provide a bid preference to a bidder providing health care coverage to employees.

While I appreciate the author's intent to promote access to health care, I am concerned about the impact on small businesses competing for state contracts. Furthermore, a new bid preference for public works and other services may ultimately result in the state paying more for contracts.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.