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PRESERVING MINORITY, WOMEN, DISABLED PROGRAMS IN PUBLIC CONTRACTING, EMPLOYMENT, AND EDUCATION. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Mandates continuation of laws that encourage participation in public contracts by small businesses and minority, women, and disabled veteran business enterprises. Requires contractors make efforts to consider such businesses as subcontractors. Mandates promotion of opportunities for minorities, women and the disabled in public employment. Mandates continuation of existing educational opportunity programs for minorities, women, disabled, socio-economically disadvantaged, and rural high school graduates. Applies to most state and local public agencies including public schools and colleges. Retroactively reinstates equal opportunity policies, practices, procedures in effect in 1995. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Measure would have unknown fiscal effects on state or local governments from required continuation or reinstatement of various equal opportunity programs. The measure would restrict public entities from significantly reducing costs through major program changes.
Roland Holmes; Ron Baker Otis Jackson; Ron Jackson Californians For Economic & Educational Opportunities, P.O. Box 2832, Sacramento, Ca 95812 (916) 564-6847
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Preserving Minority, Women, Disabled Programs In Public Contracting, Employment, And Education. California Initiative 728 (1996).