A constitutionally established, one-year statute for the state’s budget appropriations. It is the only bill allowed to have more than one appropriation. The state Constitution requires that it be passed by a simple majority of each chamber of the State Legislature and sent to the governor by June 15 each year. The governor may reduce or delete, but not increase, individual items. In California this is referred to as a “line item veto,” and is colloquially described as the governor using a “blue pencil” to make changes.