Deadline for Perdue to Sign Bills

ATLANTA (AP) _ It's the final day for Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to sign or veto bills at the state Capitol.

Hundreds of bills passed during this year's legislative session. But not all of them will become law.

Among the bills that awaiting the governor's signature today is one that would allow Georgians with concealed weapons permits to carry guns into restaurants and parks and on public transportation.

The budget for the 2009 fiscal year also is hanging in the balance.

If Perdue doesn't sign or veto a bill by the end of the day Wednesday, it would become law by default.

Perdue vetoed 41 bills last year. He said yesterday that his vetoes would not be as "robust'' this time around.