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Governor Completes Work On 961 Bills Sent To Desk This Year

Sacramento, CA — Governor Schwarzenegger has completed work on 961 bills sent to his desk by lawmakers this year.

Altogether, he signed 729 measures and vetoed 232, most of them in the last couple of weeks. Among his actions friday was a veto against legislation that would have granted driver´s licenses to illegal immigrants.

The governor says that approving the measure into law could have undermined national security efforts. Schwarzenegger also signed a bill banning high school athletes from using some nutritional supplements.

It also prohibits supplement manufacturers from sponsoring school events. That decision comes after the governor was criticized for having a multi million-dollar contract with muscle magazines that derive most of their profits from supplement companies. Critics said the arrangement posed a conflict of interest.