THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions during the 2007 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[37 Pa.B. 4050]
[Saturday, July 28, 2007]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2007 Regular Session.
Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter No. Action Number Number Date 2007 GENERAL ACTS OF REGULAR SESSION ENACTED--ACT 021 through 032
021 Jul 2 HB0369 PN1401 60 days Emergency and Law Enforcement Personnel Death Benefits Act--payment of death benefits to members of emergency personnel teams 022 Jul 2 HB0635 PN0720 Immediately County Code--meetings of auditors, audit of accounts by auditors and financial report to Department of Community and Economic Development 023 Jul 2 HB1169 PN1535 60 days Roger F. Duffy Viaduct--designation 024 Jul 2 HB1228 PN1513 60 days Clarion River Bridge--redesignation as Rear Admiral Paul H. Speer Bridge 025 Jul 2 SB0233 PN0759 Immediately Conveyance--Commonwealth property in Somerset Township, Somerset County 026 Jul 3 HB0881 PN1978 60 days Game and Wildlife Code (34 Pa.C.S.)-- killing game or wildlife for property protection, unlawful devices and methods and exceptions to unlawful use of lights while hunting 027 Jul 8 HB0778 PN2167 Immediately Fish and Boat Code (30 Pa.C.S.) and Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments 028 Jul 8 SB0034 PN1045 Immediately Freedom to Breastfeed Act--enactment 029 Jul 8 SB0072 PN0426 Immediately Volunteer Health Services Act--license renewal, continuing education requirements and disciplinary and corrective measures 030 Jul 13 HB0010 PN2168 Immediately* Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--compensation of judges, exclusive jurisdiction of Supreme Court and Criminal Justice Enhancement Account 031 Jul 13 HB0496 PN2086 Immediately Radiation Protection Act--licensing and registration fees, Environmental Quality Board powers, nuclear facility and transport fees, creation of special funds, response program and transportation of radioactive materials 032 Jul 13 SB0086 PN1250 Immediately Reselling of amusement admission tickets and printing prices on tickets 2007 APPROPRIATION ACTS OF REGULAR SESSION ENACTED--ACT 007A
007A Jul 8 SB0796 PN0888 Immediately Office of Consumer Advocate--operation
*denotes an effective date with exceptions
Effective Dates of Statutes
The effective dates specified previously 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 (Department) 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. 07-1340. Filed for public inspection July 27, 2007, 9:00 a.m.]
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