After signing nearly every bill to reach his desk this year, the governor vetoed them much more frequently in recent days. He rejected a measure that would have extended the statute of limitations for reporting sexual abuse in certain cases involving private entities, but not public ones – calling the legislation “too open-ended and unfair.” He also vetoed bills that would have required search warrants for law enforcement to obtain emails and social media content; and allowed some drug crimes to be charged as misdemeanors instead of felonies.
Brown signed measures to loosen development rules around Lake Tahoe; toughen penalties for paroled sex offenders who remove their ankle-mounted GPS bracelets; and ban state funds for charter cities that don’t pay prevailing wages for public works projects.
For the year, the governor signed 800 bills and vetoed 96 – for a veto rate of just under 11 percent.
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