Sen. Pete Goicoechea, R-Eureka, Monday introduced legislation that would require any local government collective bargaining agreement be made public before getting final approval.
He said under Senate Bill 158, “they can’t sign off on a collective bargaining agreement until it comes back before the public.”
He said that way, if the deal with a local government union grants an excessive increase in pay or benefits, people would have the chance to see it before the governing body of the local government signs it.
The agreement would have to be posed on the government’s website or at the clerk’s office at least 10 days before the hearing, along with supporting materials.
He said it might make some one on that elected board think more about what they are actually approving.
The measure was referred to the Senate Government Affairs Committee for study.