7. Secretary of State

7. Secretary of State

When the Governor approves a bill, he or she signs it, dates it, and deposits it with the Secretary of State. This copy is the official record and law of the state. The Secretary of State assigns the bill a number known as the chapter number. The bills are numbered consecutively in the order in which they are received, and the resulting sequence is presumed to be the order in which the bills were approved by the Governor. Each approved bill is stamped with the Great Seal of the State of California.

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