THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions During the 1999 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[29 Pa.B. 5994]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 1999 Regular Session.
1999 ACTS--ACTS 40 through 47
Act Enactment Bill Printer's Effective Subject No. Date No. No. Date Matter 1999-40 Oct. 25 SB949 PN1181 Immediately Conveyance--Commonwealth property in Chester County 1999-41 Nov. 3 SB456 PN1413 Jan. 1, 2000 Fish and Boat Code (30 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments 1999-42 Nov. 3 HB148 PN2489 Immediately County Code, The--omnibus amendments 1999-43 Nov. 10 SB392 PN1417 Immediately Philadelphia Municipal Court Fee Law--initial service of process fee increased 1999-44 Nov. 10 SB602 PN1191 Immediately Wholesale Prescription Drug Distributors License Act--wholesale distribution of prescription drugs definition 1999-45 Nov. 10 SB647 PN1446 Immediately* Pennsylvania Construction Code Act--enactment 1999-46 Nov. 10 HB394 PN2485 60 days First Class Township Code, The--township secretary election 1999-47 Nov. 10 HB1692 PN2613 Immediately* Liquor Code--omnibus amendments
1999 APPROPRIATIONS--ACT 44A
Act Enactment Bill Printer's Effective Subject No. Date No. No. Date Matter 1999-44A Nov. 11 SB1050 PN1385 Immediately American Battle Monuments Commission --National World War II Memorial construction * 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 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.''
CARL L. MEASE,
Legislative Reference Bureau
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-1997. Filed for public inspection November 24, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]
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