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Capitol action, by the numbers

The State Capitol in Sacramento, looking toward the West Steps on N Street. (Photo: Timothy Boomer)

As the California Legislature commences its 2017 Session, the following is a quick look back at historical numbers for bill introductions and gubernatorial bill actions. Over the last half a dozen years, as a general rule, the Legislature has introduced about 2,100 bills per year, about 1,000 of those measures get to the Governor’s Desk, and he signs roughly 850 of those bills.


More bills in the Assembly, fewer in the Senate

For the first time since 2009, more than 1,500 Assembly bills were introduced in the first year of the session. Meanwhile, in the Senate, the last bill introduced on the Feb. 27 deadline was SB 793, marking the lowest number of bills introduced in the Senate since 1989.

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