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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 07-1426


Recent Actions during the 2007 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[37 Pa.B. 4428]
[Saturday, August 11, 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
044 Jul 18HB1590 PN2342 Immediately General Local Government Code (53 Pa.C.S.), Transportation (74 Pa.C.S.) and Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments
045 Jul 20 HB0842 PN2347 Immediately Public School Code of 1949--omnibus amendments
046 Jul 20 HB1251 PN2287 60 days Medical Practice Act of 1985--physician assistants
047 Jul 20 HB1252 PN2288 60 days Osteopathic Medical Practice Act--physician assistants
048 Jul 20 HB1253 PN2296 60 days Professional Nursing Law--scope of practice for certified registered nurse practi- tioners and professional liability
049Jul 20HB1254PN2295 60 days Professional Nursing Law--clinical nurse specialists
050 Jul 20HB1255 PN2290 60 daysMedical Practice Act of 1985--''legend drug'' and nurse-midwife license
051 Jul 20 SB0455 PN1243 60 days Dental Law--powers of State Board of Dentistry, radiologic procedures, education and training and practice of public health dental hygiene practitioners
052 Jul 20 SB0968 PN129830 daysMedical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (Mcare) Act--reduction and prevention of health care-associated infection and long-term care nursing facilities
053 Jul 25HB1631PN2345 ImmediatelyPennsylvania Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund Capital Budget Itemization Act of 2007--enactment
054 Jul 25 HB1656 PN2341 Immediately Conveyance--Commonwealth property in Skippack Township, Montgomery County; Winslow Township, Jefferson County; Borough of Mansfield, Tioga County; City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County; and City and County of Philadelphia
055 Jul 25 SB0097 PN1327 Immediately* Tax Reform Code of 1971--omnibus amendments
056 Jul 25 SB0704 PN127290 daysPublic Welfare Code--regulating and licensing personal care homes, Intra-Governmental Council on Long-Term Care and rules and regulations for personal care homes and assisted living residences

   *  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.''

Legislative Reference Bureau

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 07-1426. Filed for public inspection August 10, 2007, 9:00 a.m.]

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