THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions during the 2006 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[36 Pa.B. 3802]
[Saturday, July 22, 2006]
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 OF REGULAR SESSION ENACTED--ACT 066 through 113
066 Jul 5 HB1992 PN4516 Immediately Fiscal Code--omnibus amendments 067 Jul 6 SB0300 PN1986 Immediately* Tax Reform Code of 1971--omnibus amendments 068 Jul 7 HB0030 PN0033 Immediately Workers' Compensation Act--compensation to widows, widowers and children 069 Jul 7 HB0247 PN4415 Immediately* Health Care Facilities Act--licensure of home care agencies and home care registries, consumer protections, inspections and plans of correction and applicability of act 070 Jul 7 HB0248 PN4277 60 days Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)--legislative review of State highway transfers and allocation of proceeds from taxes for highway maintenance and construction 071 Jul 7 HB0456 PN1074 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.) and Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--terrorism offenses, controlled substances forfeitures, terrorism forfeitures, procedure with respect to seized property subject to liens and rights of lienholders and penalties 072 Jul 7 HB0496 PN4210 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.) and Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--destruction of survey monument and actions relating to land surveying 073 Jul 7 HB0509 PN4505 60 days Public School Code of 1949--campus police powers and duties 074 Jul 7 HB0801 PN4514 Immediately* Administrative Code of 1929--fees charged by Insurance Department and establishment of Cervical Cancer Task Force 075 Jul 7 HB1320 PN4308 60 days Fish and Boat Code (30 Pa.C.S.)--restriction of transport, sale, importation or release of non-native injurious fish 076 Jul 7 HB1326 PN4044 Immediately At-Risk Elderly Wireless Emergency Telephone Program Act--enactment 077 Jul 7 HB1528 PN4309 90 days Agriculture Code (3 Pa.C.S.) and Game and Wildlife Code (34 Pa.C.S.)--licenses and fees relating to taxidermists 078 Jul 7 HB1632 PN4284 60 days Unfair Insurance Practices Act--further defining ''abuse,'' ''unfair methods of competition'' and ''unfair or deceptive acts or practices'' 079 Jul 7 HB1641 PN4392 120 days Fish and Boat Code (30 Pa.C.S.) and Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)--boat and marine forfeiture, powers and duties of Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Department of Transportation and boat, marine equipment and watercraft trailer forfeiture 080 Jul 7 HB1725 PN3757 60 days Local Tax Collection Law--omnibus amendments 081 Jul 7 HB1746 PN4389 7 days Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--fees and charges, time limitations for other offenses, inspection of court files and records, law enforcement records and expiration of provisions on access to justice 082 Jul 7 HB2295 PN3734 60 days Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)--special registration plate for recipients of Korean Defense Service Medal 083 Jul 7 HB2317 PN4338 Immediately Capital Budget Project Itemization Act of 2005-2006--enactment 084 Jul 7 HB2376 PN4310 Immediately* Liquor Code--omnibus amendments 085 Jul 7 HB2383 PN4459 Immediately Liquor Code--Bureau of Alcohol Education reports to General Assembly and special occasion permits 086 Jul 7 HB2425 PN3822 60 days Requirements for valid recording of documents 087 Jul 7 HB2437 PN3506 60 days Military and Veterans Code (51 Pa.C.S.)--amounts of part-time student assistance grants 088 Jul 7 HB2441 PN3510 60 days Procurement (62 Pa.C.S.)--electronic bidding by local government units 089 Jul 7 HB2627 PN4053 Immediately Retroactivity of death benefit eligibility for firefighters, ambulance service or rescue squad members, law enforcement officers or National Guard members killed in line of duty 090 Jul 7 HB2633 PN4282 60 days Cpl. Victor Kozares, D.S.C., Bridge--designation 091 Jul 7 HB2740 PN4349 60 days Sergeant Carl F. Curran II Memorial Bridge--designation 092 Jul 7 HB2802 PN4393 Immediately Sign Language Interpreter and Trans- literator State Registration Act--State registration requirements 093 Jul 7 SB0082 PN1983 30 days American, Commonwealth and Military Flag Act--enactment 094 Jul 7 SB0151 PN0137 60 days Public School Code of 1949--State Report Card 095 Jul 7 SB0243 PN1836 Jan. 1, 2007 Enforcement Officer Disability Benefits Law--payment of salary, medical and hospital expenses to sheriffs and deputy sheriffs under certain circumstances 096 Jul 7 SB0332 PN1777 60 days Domestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.)--foreign decree of adoption 097 Jul 7 SB0651 PN1987 Immediately Library Code--omnibus amendments 098 Jul 7 SB0660 PN1969 Immediately* Probate, Estates and Fiduciary Code (20 Pa.C.S.)--Uniform Trust Act, and rule against perpetuities 099 Jul 7 SB0707 PN1971 60 days Cosmetology Law--omnibus amendments 100 Jul 7 SB0775 PN1795 60 days Interstate Compact for the Supervision of Adult Offenders Act--application fee and collection and use of application fee 101 Jul 7 SB0809 PN1958 60 days Second Class Township Code--organization meeting and appointment of secretary and treasurer, duties of township supervisors, county association, and State Association of Township Supervisors 102 Jul 7 SB0868 PN1970 Immediately Forest Reserves Municipal Financial Relief Law--distribution of annual charge 103 Jul 7 SB0874 PN1914 Immediately Highway-Railroad and Highway Bridge Capital Budget Supplemental Act for 2005-2006--enactment 104 Jul 7 SB1007 PN1650 60 days Insurance Company Law of 1921--fire insurance contracts and standard policy provisions to exclude damage caused by terrorism 105 Jul 7 SB1043 PN1944 60 days Military and Veterans Code (51 Pa.C.S.)--association group life insurance for Pennsylvania National Guard and tuition costs and fees for children and spouses of deceased soldiers 106 Jul 7 SB1114 PN1782 60 days Second Class Township Code--county associations and appropriations by townships to counties for land acquisitions 107 Jul 7 SB1169 PN1756 60 days Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Joseph R. Pokorny, Jr., Memorial Highway--designation 108 Jul 7 SB1179 PN1982 60 days Pennsylvania Construction Code Act--training of inspectors and exemptions 109 Jul 7 SB1205 PN1869 60 days Domestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.)--insurance proceeds intercept and State disbursement unit 110 Jul 7 SB1224 PN1955 60 days Conservation District Law--Commonwealth appropriations 111 Jul 7 SB1188 PN1985 Immediately* State Lottery Law--omnibus amendments 112 Jul 9 SB1090 PN1973 Immediately Minimum Wage Act of 1968--federal changes in wage rates and preemption 113 Jul 10 HB0804 PN4503 60 days Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments 2006 APPROPRIATION ACTS OF REGULAR SESSION ENACTED--ACT 010A through 039A
010A Jul 7 HB2504 PN4465 Immediately Pennsylvania State University--education and general expenses, agricultural research and extension services, Pennsylvania College of Technology and debt service related to Williamsport Area Community College 011A Jul 7 HB2505 PN4466 Immediately University of Pittsburgh--education and general expenses, student life initiatives, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, recruitment and retention of disadvantaged students, and rural education outreach 012A Jul 7 HB2506 PN4467 Immediately Temple University--education and general expenses and recruitment and retention of disadvantaged students 013A Jul 7 HB2507 PN4468 Immediately Lincoln University--education and general expenses 014A Jul 7 HB2508 PN4469 Immediately Drexel University--instruction and student aid 015A Jul 7 HB2509 PN4470 Immediately University of Pennsylvania--dental clinics, doctor of medicine program, veterinary activities, center for infectious disease and cardiovascular studies 016A Jul 7 HB2510 PN4471 Immediately Philadelphia Health and Education Corporation--Colleges of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing and Health professions, continuation of pediatric services and handicapped student aid and children's clinic 017A Jul 7 HB2511 PN4472 Immediately Thomas Jefferson University--instruction in doctor of medicine program, maintenance, College of Allied Health Sciences, student aid, Children's Heart Hospital and Tay-Sachs Disease 018A Jul 7 HB2512 PN4473 Immediately Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine--instruction in doctor of osteopathy program 019A Jul 7 HB2513 PN4474 Immediately Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine--instruction in doctor of osteopathy program 020A Jul 7 HB2514 PN4475 Immediately Pennsylvania College of Optometry--instruction 021A Jul 7 HB2515 PN4476 Immediately University of the Arts, Philadelphia--instruction and student aid 022A Jul 7 HB2516 PN4477 Immediately Berean Training and Industrial School--operation and maintenance expenses 023A Jul 7 HB2517 PN4478 Immediately Johnson Technical Institute of Scranton--operation and maintenance expenses 024A Jul 7 HB2518 PN4479 Immediately Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades--operation and maintenance expenses 025A Jul 7 HB2519 PN3699 Immediately Fox Chase Institute for Cancer Research--operation and maintenance of cancer research program 026A Jul 7 HB2520 PN3700 Immediately Wistar Institute--operation and maintenance expenses and AIDS research 027A Jul 7 HB2521 PN3701 Immediately Central Penn Oncology Group--operation 028A Jul 7 HB2522 PN4480 Immediately Lancaster Cleft Palate--outpatient-inpatient treatment 029A Jul 7 HB2523 PN3703 Immediately Burn Foundation, Philadelphia--outpatient and inpatient treatment 030A Jul 7 HB2524 PN3704 Immediately Children's Institute--treatment and rehabilitation of certain persons with disabling diseases 031A Jul 7 HB2525 PN3705 Immediately Children's Hospital of Philadelphia--comprehensive patient care and general maintenance and operation 032A Jul 7 HB2526 PN3706 Immediately Beacon Lodge Camp--services to the blind 033A Jul 7 HB2527 PN4481 Immediately Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh--operations and maintenance expenses and purchase of apparatus, supplies and equipment 034A Jul 7 HB2528 PN4482 Immediately Franklin Institute Science Museum--maintenance expenses 035A Jul 7 HB2529 PN4483 Immediately Academy of Natural Sciences--maintenance expenses 036A Jul 7 HB2530 PN4484 Immediately African-American Museum--operating expenses 037A Jul 7 HB2531 PN4485 Immediately Everhart Museum--operating expenses 038A Jul 7 HB2532 PN4486 Immediately Mercer Museum--operating expenses 039A Jul 7 HB2533 PN4487 Immediately Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts--operating expenses
*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
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ROBERT W. ZECH, Jr.,
Legislative Reference Bureau
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 06-1261. Filed for public inspection July 21, 2006, 9:00 a.m.]
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