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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 02-2090


Recent Actions during the 2002 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[32 Pa.B. 5741]

   The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2002 Regular Session.

Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter
No. Action Number Number Date
2002 GENERAL ACTS ENACTED--ACT 129 through 133
129 Oct 28 SB0612 PN2228 immediately Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)--criminal history record information dissemination to noncriminal justice agencies and individuals
130 Oct 28 SB0832 PN2296 immediately Capital Facilities Debt Enabling Act--redevelopment assistance capital projects appropriation and limitation
131 Oct 28 SB1213 PN2292 immediately Capital Budget Project Itemization Act of 2001-2002--enactment (line item veto)
132 Nov 6 HB0227 PN3199 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)--offensive weapons, electric or electronic incapacitation devices, aggravated assault and tear or noxious gas use in labor disputes
133 Nov 6 HB2060 PN4466 immediately Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code (20 Pa.C.S.)--prudent investor rule and applicability of diversification provisions codification
1 Nov 6 HB0412 PN4206 immed/etc Public School Code of 1949--criminal background checks, health recommendations, high school certificates and mandated waivers

Effective Dates of Statutes

   The effective dates specified previously 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.''

Legislative Reference Bureau

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 02-2090. Filed for public inspection November 22, 2002, 9:00 a.m.]

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