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Stitt signs 514 bills, vetoes 16 in first session

Stitt signs 514 bills, vetoes 16 in first session

Updated: Fri, May 31, 2019 1:24 AM

Gov. Kevin Stitt has cleared his desk of legislation sent to him by state lawmakers.

Stitt on Wednesday finished acting on the remaining bills lawmakers advanced before the Legislature adjourned last week.

In his first legislative session, Stitt received 535 bills and acted on all but two of the measures.

Of the two bills that became law without Stitt’s action, one would have appropriated $2 million to the Indigent Defense System but was contingent upon passage of a bail reform bill that failed in the final days of the legislative session. In effect, no money will be appropriated.

The other empowers county commissioners to create a continuing education program for longtime employees... FULL ARTICLE

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