THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions during the 2007 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[37 Pa.B. 4051]
[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 033 through 043
033 Jul 16 HB0202 PN2286 60 days Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)--conditions of permits and security for damages and reports and removal of abandoned vehicles 034 Jul 16 HB0896 PN2238 Immediately* Liquor Code--omnibus amendments 035 Jul 17 HB1203 PN2343 Immediately Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act--alternative energy portfolio standards, portfolio requirements in other states and interconnection standards for customer-generator facilities 036 Jul 17 HB1530 PN2344 Immediately Public Utility Code (66 Pa.C.S.)--duties of electric distribution companies 037 Jul 17 SB0116 PN1323 Immediately* Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--county court reimbursements, senior judge operational support grants, guidelines for fines, selection of prospective jurors, Statewide jury information system and no limitation applicable provisions 038 Jul 17 SB0413 PN1276 Immediately Second Class County Code--assessment of signs and sign structures 039 Jul 17 SB0466 PN1329 Immediately Pennsylvania Construction Code Act--application, changes in Uniform Construction Code and exemptions 040 Jul 17 SB0548 PN1299 Immediately* Insurance Company Law of 1921--Long-Term Care Partnership Program, promulgation of regulations, marketing and advertising prohibitions, penalties and coverage and limitations 041 Jul 17 SB0623 PN1324 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)--use of force in law enforcement and firearm tracing 042 Jul 17 HB1295 PN2349 Immediately Fiscal Code--Commonwealth employees group life insurance, State System of Higher Education and budget implementation, general budget implementation for 2007-2008 and restrictions on appropriations for funds and accounts 043 Jul 17 SB0798 PN0923 Immediately Capital Budget Act of 2007-2008--enactment 2007 APPROPRIATION ACTS OF REGULAR SESSION ENACTED--ACT 008A through 039A 008A Jul 17 HB1286 PN2346 Immediately General Appropriation Act of 2007--enactment 009A Jul 17 HB1287 PN2172 Immediately Gaming Control Appropriation Act of 2007--enactment 010A Jul 17 SB0929 PN1312 Immediately Pennsylvania State University--appropriation for carrying out grants of public land, payments and accounting and fiscal information disclosure 011A Jul 17 SB0930 PN1313 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 17 SB0931 PN1114 Immediately Temple University--education and general expenses and recruitment and retention of disadvantaged students 013A Jul 17 SB0932 PN1115 Immediately Lincoln University--education and general expenses 014A Jul 17 SB0933 PN1116 Immediately Drexel University--instruction and student aid 015A Jul 17 SB0934 PN1314 Immediately University of Pennsylvania--dental clinics, doctor of medicine program, veterinary activities, Center for Infectious Disease and cardiovascular studies 016A Jul 17 SB0935 PN1118 Immediately Philadelphia Health and Education Corporation--Colleges of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing and Health Professions and continuation of pediatric services 017A Jul 17 SB0936 PN1119 Immediately Thomas Jefferson University--instruction in Doctor of Medicine program, maintenance, College of Allied Health Sciences, student aid and Children's Heart Hospital 018A Jul 17 SB0937 PN1120 Immediately Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine--instruction in Doctor of Osteopathy program 019A Jul 17 SB0938 PN1121 Immediately Pennsylvania College of Optometry--instruction 020A Jul 17 SB0939 PN1122 Immediately University of the Arts--instruction and student aid 021A Jul 17 SB0940 PN1123 Immediately Berean Training and Industrial School-- operation and maintenance expenses 022A Jul 17 SB0941 PN1124 Immediately Johnson Technical Institute of Scranton-- operation and maintenance expenses 023A Jul 17 SB0942 PN1125 Immediately Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades--operation and maintenance expenses 024A Jul 17 SB0943 PN1126 Immediately Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine--instruction in Doctor of Osteopathy program 025A Jul 17 SB0944 PN1127 Immediately Fox Chase Institute for Cancer Research--operation and maintenance of cancer research program 026A Jul 17 SB0945 PN1128 Immediately Wistar Institute--operation and maintenance expenses and AIDS research 027A Jul 17 SB0946 PN1129 Immediately Central Penn Oncology Group--operation 028A Jul 17 SB0947 PN1315 Immediately Lancaster Cleft Palate--outpatient-inpatient treatment 029A Jul 17 SB0948 PN1131 Immediately Burn Foundation, Philadelphia--outpatient and inpatient 030A Jul 17 SB0950 PN1132 Immediately Children's Institute--treatment and rehabilitation of children and young adults with disabling diseases 031A Jul 17 SB0951 PN1133 Immediately Children's Hospital of Philadelphia--comprehensive patient care and general maintenance and operation 032A Jul 17 SB0952 PN1134 Immediately Beacon Lodge Camp--services to the blind 033A Jul 17 SB0953 PN1316 Immediately Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh--operations and maintenance and purchase of apparatus, supplies and equipment 034A Jul 17 SB0954 PN1317 Immediately Franklin Institute Science Museum--maintenance expenses 035A Jul 17 SB0955 PN1318 Immediately Academy of Natural Sciences--maintenance expenses 036A Jul 17 SB0956 PN1319 Immediately African-American Museum--operating expenses 037A Jul 17 SB0957 PN1320 Immediately Everhart Museum--operating expenses 038A Jul 17 SB0958 PN1321 Immediately Mercer Museum--operating expenses 039A Jul 17 SB0959 PN1322 Immediately Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts--operating expenses * 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. 07-1341. Filed for public inspection July 27, 2007, 9:00 a.m.]
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