THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions During the 1999 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[30 Pa.B. 10]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 1999 Regular Session.
1999 ACTS--ACTS 57 through 69
1999-57 Dec. 13 SB1135 PN1563 Immediately Drought, Orchard and Nursery Indemnity and Flood Relief Act--enactment 1999-58 Dec. 15 SB19 PN1164 Immediately Transportation (74 Pa.C.S.)--aviation advisory committee 1999-59 Dec. 15 SB167 PN1550 Immediately* Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments 1999-60 Dec. 15 SB179 PN1499 Immediately Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Law--commission composition and juvenile justice plan updating 1999-61 Dec. 15 SB1011 PN1267 Immediately Automobile Theft Prevention Act--sunset provisions repeal 1999-62 Dec. 15 SB1100 PN1408 Immediately J. Doyle Corman Highway--designation 1999-63 Dec. 15 HB1848 PN2767 Jan. 1, 2000 Tax Reform Code of 1971--omnibus amendments 1999-64 Dec. 15 HB739 PN2710 Immediately Health and Safety (35 Pa.C.S.)--emergency management assistance 1999-65 Dec. 15 HB1268 PN2665 60 days Gerst Way and Hopkins-Bowser Highway--designation 1999-66 Dec. 15 HB1569 PN2772 Immediately* Fiscal Code, The--omnibus amendments 1999-67 Dec. 15 HB1675 PN2563 60 days Child Labor Law--employment of minors in sale of alcoholic beverages or malt liquor 1999-68 Dec. 15 HB868 PN2773 Immediately* Environmental Resources (27 Pa.C.S.)--enactment 1999-69 Dec. 16 SB555 PN1555 Immediately* Electronic Transactions Act--enactment
* 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. 00-3. Filed for public inspection December 30, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]
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