STATE-FUNDED DESIGN AND ENGINEERING SERVICES. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Prohibits contracting where performance of work by civil service employees is less costly unless urgent need for contract. Prohibits contracts which Controller or awarding agency determines are against public interest, health, safety or where quality of work would be lower than civil service work. Contractors must indemnify state in suits related to performance of contracts. Requires defined competitive bidding of state-funded design and engineering contracts over $50,000, unless delay from bidding would endanger public health or safety. Provisions severable and should be harmonized with similar measures on subject. Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: Unknown impact on state and local government costs to obtain construction-related services. Impact would depend largely on factors included in the cost comparison analyses required by the proposition. Administrative costs to the State Controller--one-time costs of probably less than $500,000 and annual costs of up to $2 million.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 2066925; A: 38.1; N: 3351322; B: 61.9
Initiative Constitutional Amendment
DON BROWN, President, California Organization of Police & Sheriffs, COPS; BEN HUDNALL, Business Manager, Engineers & Scientists of California; WOODY ALLSHOUSE, President, CDF Firefighters
LARRY MCCARTHY, President, California Taxpayers' Association; LORING A. WYLLIE, JR., Past President, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute; RON BATES, President, League of California Cities
Rebuttal Against Author
ARTHUR P. DUFFY, Chairman, Taxpayers for Competitive Bidding; LOIS WELLINGTON, President, Congress of California Seniors; EDMUNDO LOPEZ, President, Hispanic Contractors Association
State-Funded Design and Engineering Services. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. California Proposition 224 (1998).