THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions during the 2008 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[38 Pa.B. 5746]
[Saturday, October 18, 2008]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during 2008 Regular Session.
Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter No. Action Number Number Date 2008 GENERAL ACTS OF REGULAR SESSION ENACTED--ACT 081 through 086
081 Sep 25 HB0004 PN4329 Immediately* Judiciary and Judicial Procedure (42 Pa.C.S.) and Law and Justice (44 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments 082 Sep 25 HB0005 PN4111 120 days Prisoner Transfer Law--transfer of inmates 083 Sep 25 HB0006 PN4192 60 days Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole Law--intent, business of board, powers and duties of board and chairman, supervision of parole and probation, power to parole, commision of crime during parole and victim of offense. 084 Sep 25 HB0007 PN4019 60 days Removal of certain seriously ill convicts 085 Sep 25 SB0180 PN2304 Immediately Military and Veterans Code (51 Pa.C.S.)-- Burial details and termination of certain health insurance benefits 086 Sep 25 SB1103 PN1427 Immediately Conveyance--Commonwealth property in City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
* 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, 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. 08-1880. Filed for public inspection October 17, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]
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