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Gov. Jerry Brown Signs 800 Bills, Rejects Just 96

California Governor Jerry Brown prepares to sign copies of the California Homeowner Bill of Rights (AB 278 and SB 900) on July 11, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the California Homeowners Bill of Rights that establishes landmark protection rules for mortgage loan borrowers. The laws go into effect on January 1, 2013. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SACRAMENTO -- Governor Jerry Brown is in sync with the state legislature -- vetoes have been relatively rare in his administration.

Almost 90 percent of bills that crossed his desk received his signature of approval.

The final tally for this year: 800 new laws passed, only 96 rejected.

One of those was a ban against semi-automatic weapons with removable clips. 

The governor split on several controversial gun laws over the weekend, making good on the prediction of one of his aides who said basically, the governor will make some people happy and others upset with his decisions on gun legislation. 

Another veto was keeping the statute of limitations for child sex crimes the same. 

Democrats currently have a majority in the state legislature.

That's likely helped the governor agree with and pass more than 13,000 laws during his career. 

 

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