THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions during the 2004 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[34 Pa.B. 3583]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2004 Regular Session.
Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter No. Action Number Number Date 2004 GENERAL ACTS ENACTED--ACT 041 through 045 041 Jun 23 SB1047 PN1455 immediately Project 70 lands--Wharton Township, Fayette County, release and imposition of restrictions 042 Jun 23 HB1972 PN2571 60 days Game Code (34 Pa.C.S.)--offense of resisting or interfering with an officer 043 Jun 23 HB0565 PN3985 July 1, 2004 Game Code (34 Pa.C.S.)--safety zones for hunters using bows and arrows or crossbows 044 Jun 23 HB0304 PN4020 60 days Medical Practice Act of 1985--home health care services ordered by physicians from another state 045 Jun 23 SB0989 PN1428 immediately Commonwealth property--conveyances in North Versailles Township, Allegheny County, and City of Lock Haven, Clinton County
* 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, 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.''
ROBERT W. ZECH, Jr.,
Legislative Reference Bureau
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 04-1231. Filed for public inspection July 9, 2004, 9:00 a.m.]
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