Wednesday, October 3, 2012 The CSAC Bulletin
Governor Finishes Bill Actions
Governor Brown's deadline for signing and vetoing bills was last weekend. In his prior terms, Governor Brown set records for the fewest numbers of vetoes, nixing only 30 bills in 1982 and 35 in 1981.

These days he is much closer to the modern-era average of 13%, vetoing 12% of the bills he considered this year.

With the 876 bills that Governor Brown signed this year, he passes Gov. Deukmejian as the Governor to have signed most bills of any Governor since 1967, with a grand total of 12,744. He has the advantage of being in his third term.

Those 876 signed bills also makes 2012 the year with the sixth-lowest number of chaptered bills since 1967, all of the other five also being within the last decade.

Many thanks to Gayle Miller and the rest of the staff of the Senate Committee on Governance & Finance for compiling the statistics cited above.

Find CSAC's wrap-up of the bills counties will find of interest in the subject area sections of this Bulletin.