THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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 2007 GENERAL ACTS OF REGULAR SESSION ENACTED--ACT 044 through 056
044 Jul 18 HB1590 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 049 Jul 20 HB1254 PN2295 60 days Professional Nursing Law--clinical nurse specialists 050 Jul 20 HB1255 PN2290 60 days Medical 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 PN1298 30 days Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (Mcare) Act--reduction and prevention of health care-associated infection and long-term care nursing facilities 053 Jul 25 HB1631 PN2345 Immediately Pennsylvania 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 PN1272 90 days Public 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.''
ROBERT W. ZECH, Jr.,
Legislative Reference Bureau
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 07-1426. Filed for public inspection August 10, 2007, 9:00 a.m.]
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