THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions during the 2003 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[33 Pa.B. 5694]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2003 Regular Session.
Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective No. Action Number Number Date Subject Matter 2003 GENERAL ACTS ENACTED--ACT 031
031 Oct 31 SB0164 PN1222 60 days Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--court authority upon petition to remove child from foster parent and criminal victim aid good Samaritan civil immunity * denotes an effective date 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--PHMC, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0053, accompanied by a check or money order in the sum of $20, payable to the ''Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.''
ROBERT W. ZECH, Jr.,
Legislative Reference Bureau
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 03-2219. Filed for public inspection November 21, 2003, 9:00 a.m.]
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