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AB-2361 University of California: outsource contracts.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Weber (A)
Gonzalez Fletcher (A)
University of California: outsource contracts.
An act to add Article 6 (commencing with Section 92060) to Chapter 1 of Part 57 of Division 9 of Title 3 of the Education Code, relating to postsecondary education.

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.
08/30/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.
08/24/18 In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.
08/24/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 23. Noes 13. Page 5698.).
08/17/18 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 2361 without my signature.

This bill would require vendors to provide, and the Regents of the University of California to collect and report on, information about outsourcing contracts, including the wages, employee classifications and nature of work being provided by the vendor.

I have vetoed similar bills three times before because of what I view as unreasonable interference into university management on this topic. While I support the goal of the author to increase transparency into the possible pay disparities between university employees and contracted workers, I believe this bill goes too far and could potentially limit the UC's appropriate contracting.

Since my veto last year, the University has reviewed their contracting practices and have taken appropriate steps to improve transparency and reduce pay disparities.

I have no doubt that there is more work to be done and I encourage the Office of the President and the Regents to move forward on the remaining recommendations from the auditor. To that end, I urge the Regents to promptly turn their attention to this matter.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.