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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 03-81


Recent Actions During the 2002 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[33 Pa.B. 340]

   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 228 through 237
228 Dec 23 HB1974 PN4685 immediately Project 70 lands--Northumberland County release and imposition of restrictions
229 Dec 23 HB2410 PN4453 immed/etc Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments
230 Dec 30 SB1100 PN2436 immed/etc General Local Government Code (53 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments
231 Dec 30 HB1331 PN4731 immed/etc. Administrative Code of 1929--gubernatorial appointments, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission membership and lists of employees to State officers
232 Dec 30 SB0958 PN2437 immediately Tax Reform Code of 1971--corporation interests in unincorporated entities for corporate net income tax, capital stock and franchise tax
233 Dec 30 SB1528 PN2244 60 days Agricultural Conservation Easement Purchase Fund--deposit
234 Dec 30 SB0315 PN2451 immed/etc Education (24 Pa.C.S.) and State Government (71 Pa.C.S.)-- termination of annuities, retention and reinstatement of service credits for supplemental annuities and benefits completion plan
235 Dec 30 HB1945 PN4709 60 days Improvement of Deteriorating Real Property or Areas Tax Exemption Act--exemption schedules for deteriorating dwelling and area improvement
236 Dec 30 HB2863 PN4720 immediately Speaker K. Leroy Irvis and North Office Building-- designation and use
237 Dec 30 HB2892 PN4742 immediately First Class City Business Tax Reform Act--tax measurement year, tax payment, period used in computation of tax and continuation of tax

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. 03-81. Filed for public inspection January 17, 2003, 9:00 a.m.]

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