SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct 1 (Reuters) - A top Californialawmaker said on Friday the state's leaders had reached a finalagreement on closing a $19.1 billion deficit to balance thestate budget, ending a record stalemate over a spending plan.

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg announced thedeal Friday evening following closed-door negotiations withother top lawmakers and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in thegovernor's office in the state capital of Sacramento and 93days after California's fiscal year began on July 1.

Details of the agreement, which both chambers ofCalifornia's legislature must approve before reachingSchwarzenegger for his signature, were not immediatelyavailable.

(Reporting by Jim Christie in Sacramento, Editing byJonathan Thatcher)