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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 04-2168


Recent Actions during the 2004 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[34 Pa.B. 6499]

   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 122 through 153
122 Nov 23 HB0138PN459460 days Vital Statistics Law of 1953--Vital Statistics Improvement Account, local registrars' fees, reports to county registration commissions and issuance of certificates of death
123 Nov 23 HB0249 PN4736 60 days First Class Township Code--tax levies
124 Nov 23 HB0310 PN4735 60 days Colonel George Howard Boulevard and General Richard M. Scott Bridge--designation
125 Nov 23 HB0547 PN0805 60 days Pennsylvania Securities Act of 1972--assessments
126 Nov 23 HB0552 PN4690 immediately Pennsylvania Securities Act of 1972--exempt transactions and fees
127 Nov 23 HB0553 PN0655 60 days Pennsylvania Securities Act of 1972--commission to petition for escrow of extraordinary payments by issuers in certain circumstances
128 Nov 23 HB0561 PN0663 60 days Pennsylvania Securities Act of 1972--adding definition, prohibited advisory activities and prohibited transactions involving public school districts in this Commonwealth
129 Nov 23 HB0595 PN0697 60 days Pennsylvania Securities Act of 1972--right of commission to bring actions for injunctions and equitable relief
130 Nov 23 HB0599 PN1483 60 days Pennsylvania Securities Act of 1972--time limitations on rights of action
131 Nov 23 HB0600 PN0702 60 days Pennsylvania Securities Act of 1972--denial, suspension and revocation of registration
132 Nov 23 HB0604 PN1484 60 days Pennsylvania Securities Act of 1972--definitions, registration sanctions and criminal penalties
133 Nov 23 HB1152 PN4379 30 days Tax Reform Code of 1971--contributions for juvenile diabetes cure research
134 Nov 23 HB1238 PN1522 60 days Combustible and Flammable Liquids Act--self-service dispensing stations, prohibition and penalties
135 Nov 23 HB1487 PN1877 immediately First Class City Government Law--repeals relating to the Department of Public Works and the Department of Supplies and Purchases
136 Nov 23 HB1620 PN4717 immediately Project 500 lands--Wright Township, Luzerne County, release and imposition of restrictions
137 Nov 23 HB2027 PN4051 60 days Urban Redevelopment Law--appointment and qualifications of members of authority
138 Nov 23 HB2218 PN3777 60 days Liquid Fuels Tax Municipal Allocation Law--definition of ''computer-related hardware, software and training,'' moneys appropriated to municipalities, and editorial changes
139 Nov 23 HB2227 PN4641 immediately Forest Lands Beautification Act--funding for Forest Lands Beautification Restricted Account
140 Nov 23 HB2405 PN3381 60 days Colonel John Craig Memorial Bridge--designation
141 Nov 23 HB2430 PN3558 60 days Vital Statistics Law of 1953--unidentified dead bodies and fetal remains
142 Nov 23 HB2599 PN4499 60 days 87th Infantry Division Patton's 3rd U.S. Army--WWII Memorial Interchange--designation
143 Nov 23HB2655 PN3954 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)--grading of theft offenses
144 Nov 23 HB2719 PN4482 60 days Domestic Relations (23 Pa.C.S.)--abolishing common-law marriage and providing for waiting period after application for marriage license
145 Nov 23 HB2745 PN4754 immediatelyHighway-Railroad and Highway Bridge Capital Budget Supplemental Act for 2004-2005--enactment
146 Nov 23 HB2794 PN475760 days Private First Class Bradley G. Kritzer Bridge and Senator Edward P. Zemprelli Bridge--designation or redesignation
147 Nov 23 SB0137 PN1921 60 days Mental health treatment--consent to treatment, release of medical records and requiring report by Legislative Budget and Finance Committee
148 Nov 23 SB0296 PN0311 immediately Domestic Relations (23 Pa.C.S.)--court orders relating to adoption records
149 Nov 23 SB0844 PN1975 immediately Highway and Transportation Assistance Capital Budget Project Itemization Act of 2003-2004--enactment
150 Nov 23 SB0921 PN1326 60 days Fiscal Code--delivery sales of cigarettes
151 Nov 23 SB1112 PN1605 immediately Rouse Estate--establishing Board of Directors
152 Nov 24 SB0092 PN1995 immediately * Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.) and Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments
153 Nov 24 SB0936 PN1250 immediately Pennsylvania Amber Alert System--establishment, costs, immunity and penalties
* 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.

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Legislative Reference Bureau

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 04-2168. Filed for public inspection December 10, 2004, 9:00 a.m.]

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