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Disposition of Bills in the 2021-22 California Legislative Session

How many Assembly and Senate bills were signed by the governor?

By Chris Micheli, September 30, 2022 6:58 pm

Now that Governor Gavin Newsom has completed his task of acting on all bills sent to his desk, below is a summary of the disposition of bills introduced in the 2021-22 California Legislative Session, broken down by the first and second years of the 2-year session, along with a break down between Senate and Assembly bills both years.

The following are the numbers for the 2021 Session, the first year of the 2-year session:

2021 Summary of Senate Bills:

Introduced – 828

Passed out of house of origin – 551 (66.5% of introduced SBs passed the Senate)

Failed passage on the Floor – 0 (0% of introduced SBs failed passage on the Floor)

Total sent to the governor – 313 (37.8% of introduced SBs reached the Gov’s Desk)

Signed by the governor – 292 (35% of introduced SBs were signed by the Gov; 93.3% of SBs were signed that reached Gov’s Desk)

Vetoed by the governor – 21 (2.5% of introduced SBs were vetoed by the Gov; 6.7% of SBs were vetoed that reached Gov’s Desk)

2021 Summary of Assembly Bills:

Introduced – 1,593

Passed out of house of origin – 793 (49.8% of introduced ABs passed the Assembly)

Failed passage on the Floor – 8 (0.5% of introduced ABs failed passage on the Floor)

Total sent to the governor – 523 (32.8% of introduced ABs reached the Gov’s Desk)

Signed by the governor – 478 (30% of introduced ABs were signed by the Gov; 91.4% of ABs were signed that reached Gov’s Desk)

Vetoed by the governor – 45 (2.8% of introduced ABs were vetoed by the Gov; 8.6% of SBs were vetoed that reached Gov’s Desk)

By way of comparison, the following are the numbers for the 2022 Session, the second year of the 2-year session:

2022 Summary of Senate Bills:

Introduced – 672

Passed out of house of origin – 605 (90% of introduced SBs passed the Senate)

Failed passage on the Floor – 6 (0.9% of introduced SBs failed passage on the Floor)

Total sent to the governor – 442 (65.8% of introduced SBs reached the Gov’s Desk)

Signed by the governor – (56.7% of introduced SBs were signed by the Gov; 86.2% of SBs were signed that reached Gov’s Desk)

Vetoed by the governor – (9% of introduced SBs were vetoed by the Gov; 13.8% of SBs were vetoed that reached Gov’s Desk)

2022 Summary of Assembly Bills:

Introduced – 1,383

Passed out of house of origin – 849 (61.4% of introduced ABs passed the Assembly)

Failed passage on the Floor – 9 (0.65% of introduced ABs failed passage on the Floor)

Total sent to the governor – 724 (52.3% of introduced ABs reached the Gov’s Desk)

Signed by the governor – (44.5% of introduced ABs were signed by the Gov; 85% of ABs were signed that reached Gov’s Desk)

Vetoed by the governor – (7.8% of introduced ABs were vetoed by the Gov; 14.9% of ABs were vetoed that reached Gov’s Desk)

The 2023-24 California Legislature convenes at noon on Monday, December 5, 2022.

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