Recent Actions during the 2006 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[36 Pa.B. 1489]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2006 Regular Session.
Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter No. Action Number Number Date 2006 GENERAL ACTS ENACTED--ACT 020 through 021
020 Mar 15 SB0437 PN1306 60 days Enforcement Officer Disability Benefits Law--extension of benefits to correction employees 021 Mar 15 SB0987 PN1297 Immediately Conveyance--Commonwealth property in Benner Township, Centre County 2006 VETOES OF BILLS--VETO 001 through 002
001 Mar 15 HB1318 PN3587 Immediately* Pennsylvania Election Code--omnibus amendments 002 Mar 17 HB1467 PN3588 60 days Residential Construction Dispute Resolution Act--enactment
*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, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120, 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. 06-523. Filed for public inspection March 31, 2006, 9:00 a.m.]
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