THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions During the 1999 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[29 Pa.B. 6235]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 1999 Regular Session.
1999 ACTS--ACTS 48 through 56
Act Enact. Bill Printer's Effective Subject No. Date No. No. Date Matter 1999-48 Nov. 23 HB8 PN2625 Immediately* Public School Code of 1949--omnibus amendments 1999-49 Nov. 24 HB115 PN2679 Immediately* General Local Government Code (53 Pa.C.S.)--municipal police education and training and municipal ordinances application limitation 1999-50 Nov. 24 HB518 PN2626 60 days Domestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.)--county agency protective services for high risk abused children 1999-51 Nov. 24 HB1981 PN2628 Immediately Pennsylvania Election Code--election district alteration and data reporting and year 2000 primary election date 1999-52 Nov. 24 SB405 PN1384 90 days Medical Consent Act--enactment 1999-53 Nov. 24 SB504 PN1489 Immediately Highway-Railroad and Highway Bridge Capital Budget Supplemental Act for 2000--enactment 1999-54 Nov. 24 SB670 PN1502 Immediately Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers Act--enactment 1999-55 Nov. 24 SB798 PN1482 60 days Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act, The--controlled substance schedules and penalties 1999-56 Nov. 24 SB983 PN1488 Immediately Conveyance--Commonwealth properties in Mercer, Dauphin and Venango counties * 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. 99-2080. Filed for public inspection December 10, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]
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