The 40 days the Governor had to sign, veto or leave ran out this week and he issued his veto list which was not as dramatic as last year. State revenues for April came in and the month turned out to be a very good one for the state, which is a relief since April is traditionally the best month of the year for net revenue gains.
Governor Deal vetoed only nine bills from the 2017 session and none match the controversial veto of the “campus carry” legislation back in 2016. His vetoes included two general Senate bills, four local House bills and three general House bills.
HB 131 and HB 132 were local bills repealing the constitutional amendment creating the Fulton County Industrial District (FCID) and annexing the property into the city of South Fulton. Governor Deal’s veto message stated that a previous constitutional amendment prevented the annexation of the FCID into the city property.
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