From unexcused state worker absences to a new window for child sexual abuse lawsuits and beyond, legislators placed a fresh batch of bills on the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown with less than a week to go...
before they close up shop for 2013.
But many of the bills that cleared the Legislature on Friday were low hanging fruit; the toughest debates and decisions have largely been left for next week.
A number of pieces of legislation moved past important but not final obstacles on Friday, needing a final vote of 'concurrence' in their house of origin to get to the governor.
A sampling of some of the bills that did make it to Brown for his signature or veto.
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