THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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)
Act Enactment Bill Printer's Effective Subject No. Date No. No. Date Matter 1996-129 Oct. 30 HB664 PN2987 Immediately Donated Food Limited Liability Act--definitions, charitable or religious immunity and wildlife donated as food 1996-130 Oct. 30 HB1166 PN3783 Immediately Optometric Practice and Licensure Act--omnibus amendments 1996-131 Oct. 30 HB2024 PN4030 60 days Pennsylvania Innkeepers' Rights Act--enactment 1996-132 Oct. 30 HB2695 PN3903 Immediately Project 70 lands--release and imposition of restrictions on City of Allentown lands 1996-133 Oct. 30 HB2388 PN4049 Immediately* Unemployment Compensation Law--definition, ineligibility of incarcerated employes, use of Federal moneys and appropriation
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.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 96-1924. Filed for public inspection November 15, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]
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