THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions During the 1996 Regular and Special Sessions of the General Assembly
[26 Pa.B. 3314]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 1996 Regular and Special Sessions.
1996 ACTS--Acts 52 through 66
Act Enactment Bill Printer's Effective Subject No. Date No. No. Date Matter 1996-52 June 12 SB1371 PN2029 Immediately Agricultural operation--farm equipment and machinery 1996-53 June 12 HB406 PN3504 Immediately Administrative Code of 1929--omnibus amendments 1996-54 June 19 HB1047 PN1418 Immediately Pennsylvania Securities Act of 1972--nonprofit organizations prohibited transactions and criminal penalties 1996-55 June 19 SB1172 PN1948 Immediately Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)--corrupt organizations 1996-56 June 19 SB698 PN2032 July 1, 1996 Military Affairs (51 Pa.C.S.)--National Guard educational assistance program and powers and duties of Adjutant General, Dept. of Military Affairs and Pa. Higher Education Assistance Agency 1996-57 June 24 SB801 PN2154 Immediately* Workers' Compensation Act--omnibus amendments 1996-58 June 27 SB1353 PN2196 Immediately Community and Economic Development Enhancement Act--enactment 1996-59 June 28 SB1325 PN1609 Immediately Middle Atlantic Interstate Forest Fire Protection Compact Act--admission of other states into compact 1996-60 June 28 HB2305 PN3073 July 1, 1996 Military personnel--college tuition rates for civilian personnel on active duty 1996-61 June 28 HB220 PN3712 Immediately Commonwealth Day of Prayer and Celebration of Religious Freedom--designation 1996-62 June 28 HB294 PN3518 Immediately Second Class County Code--omnibus amendments 1996-63 June 28 HB416 PN3653 60 days Barbers' License Law--supervision of shops 1996-64 June 28 HB1823 PN3606 60 days Game and Wildlife Code (34 Pa.C.S.)--powers and duties of Pennsylvania Game Commission 1996-65 June 28 HB2261 PN2910 Immediately William E. Wilson Memorial Bridge--designation 1996-66 June 28 HB1031 PN3809 Immediately Public School Code of 1949--sabbatical leave and rights during leave of absence
1996 SPECIAL SESSION APPROPRIATION--Act 1A
Act Enactment Bill Printer's Effective Subject No. Date No. No. Date Matter 1996-1A June 28 HB37 PN37 Immediately Susquehanna River Basin Commission--flood forecast maps
Effective Dates of Statutes
The effective dates specified above for laws and appropriation acts were contained in the applicable law or appropriation act. Where no date is specified or where the effective date specified is prior to the date of enactment, the effective date is 60 days after final enactment except for statutes making appropriations or affecting budgets of political subdivisions. See 1 Pa.C.S. §§ 1701--1704 (relating to effective dates of statutes).
Advance Copies of Statutes
Section 1106 of Title 1 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes provides that the prothonotaries of each county shall file advance copies of statutes in their offices for public inspection until the Laws of Pennsylvania are generally available. Section 2406(h) of The Administrative Code of 1929 provides that the Department of General Services shall distribute advance sheets of the Laws of Pennsylvania to each law judge of the courts, to every county and public library of this Commonwealth, and to each member of the General Assembly. These copies shall be furnished without charge. The Department shall also mail one copy of each law enacted during any legislative session to any person who pays to it the sum of $20.
Requests for annual subscriptions for advance copies of statutes should be sent to the State Bookstore, State Records Center Building, 1825 Stanley Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17103, accompanied by a check or money order in the sum of $20, payable to the ''Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.''
Legislative Bills and Documents
Copies of Senate Bills and Documents may be obtained from: Document Room, Senate of Pennsylvania, Room 34A, Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, telephone (717) 787-6732.
Copies of House Bills and Documents may be obtained from: Document Room, House of Representatives, 35 Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, telephone (717) 787-5320.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 96-1131. Filed for public inspection July 12, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]
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