THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions During the 2002 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[32 Pa.B. 421]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during 2002 Regular Session.
2002 GENERAL ACTS ENACTED--ACT 001 through 002
Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter No. Action Number Number Date 001 Jan 7 SB1200 PN1645 immediately* Congressional districts--reapportionment and nomination and election of Congressmen, etc. 002 Jan 11 HB1219 PN3066 90 days Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code--omnibus amendments
* 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. 02-133. Filed for public inspection January 25, 2002, 9:00 a.m.]
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