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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 96-1924


Recent Actions During the 1996 Regular and Special Sessions of the General Assembly

[26 Pa.B. 5632]

   The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 1996 Regular and Special Sessions.

1996 ACTS--Acts 129 through 133 (numerical)

1996-129Oct. 30HB664PN2987ImmediatelyDonated Food Limited Liability Act--definitions, charitable or religious immunity and wildlife donated as food
1996-130Oct. 30HB1166PN3783ImmediatelyOptometric Practice and Licensure Act--omnibus amendments
1996-131Oct. 30HB2024PN403060 daysPennsylvania Innkeepers' Rights Act--enactment
1996-132Oct. 30HB2695PN3903ImmediatelyProject 70 lands--release and imposition of restrictions on City of Allentown lands
1996-133Oct. 30HB2388PN4049Immediately*Unemployment Compensation Law--definition, ineligibility of incarcerated employes, use of Federal moneys and appropriation

*with exceptions

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 of 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.

Acting Director

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 96-1924. Filed for public inspection November 15, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]

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