THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions during the 2008 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[38 Pa.B. 3895]
[Saturday, July 19, 2008]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2008 Regular Session.
Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter No. Action Number Number Date 2008 APPROPRIATION ACTS OF REGULAR SESSION ENACTED--ACT 001A through 006A 001A Jul 1 SB1344 PN1900 July 1, 2008 State Employees' Retirement Board--administrative expenses, and the like 002A Jul 1 SB1345 PN1901 July 1, 2008 Public School Employees' Retirement Board--administrative expenses, and the like 003A Jul 1 SB1346 PN1902 July 1, 2008 Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs--operation of professional licensureboards 004A Jul 1 SB1347 PN1903 July 1, 2008 Department of Labor and Industry and Department of Community and Economic Development--workers' compensation, occupational diseases and Office of Small Business Advocate 005A Jul 1 SB1349 PN1905 July 1, 2008 Office of Consumer Advocate--operation 006A Jul 1 SB1351 PN1906 July 1, 2008 Office of Small Business 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 date 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, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120, 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. 08-1316. Filed for public inspection July 18, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]
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