ACA 14: It's a Prohibition, Not Just a Restriction
By Karen Sarkissian
There is a misconception about ACA 14…that it’s just a restriction on contracting out for the UC system. It’s not. It’s much worse. ACA 14 is a complete prohibition on contracting out for support services with the University of California. If this measure is passed by the Legislature this week and later approved by California voters, all UC support service contracts would be prohibited by this constitutional amendment. The only way the UC would ever be able to contract for support services in the future is if a subsequent bill was passed by the Legislature allowing the UC to contract, and even then, those contracts would only be allowed under extremely limited circumstances.