THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions during the 2005 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[35 Pa.B. 3657]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2005 Regular Session.
Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter No. Action Number Number Date 2005 GENERAL ACTS ENACTED--ACT 003 through 005
003 Jun 15 SB0069 PN0650 60 days Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--employer immunity from liability for disclosure of information regarding former or current employees 004 Jun 15 SB0124 PN0703 immediately Equitable division of marital property in divorce actions 005 Jun 15 SB0464 PN0765 immediately* Unemployment Compensation Law--omnibus amendments
*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. 05-1257. Filed for public inspection July 1, 2005, 9:00 a.m.]
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