Gov. Jerry Brown has now signed more regular session bills - 12,744 - than any other governor since 1967, surpassing George Deukmejian and Ronald Reagan with a flurry of bill signings this year, according an analysis by the Senate Committee on Governance & Finance.
The third-term Democratic governor signed 876 regular session bills this year, announcing the last of them on Sunday.
Deukmejian and Reagan signed 12,530 bills and 12,486 bills, respectively, during their eight-year tenures, according to the analysis.
Brown, governor before from 1975 to 1983, has now vetoed a total of 773 regular session bills, the fewest of any governor since the "pocket veto" era ended in 1967.
Brown vetoed 120 regular session bills this year. His veto rate this year of 12 percent is slightly lower than the 14 percent rate he posted in 2011, as well as the average veto rate of 13 percent since 1967.
As governor before, he vetoed fewer than 5 percent of regular session bills.