THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions during the 2008 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[38 Pa.B. 6455]
[Saturday, November 29, 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 GENERAL ACTS OF REGULAR SESSION ENACTED--ACT 129 through 132
129 Oct 15 HB2200 PN4526 30 days Public Utility Code (66 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments 130 Oct 15 SB0763 PN2500 Immediately Local Tax Enabling Act--omnibus amendments 131 Oct 17 HB1845 PN4528 Immediately Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.) and Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments 132 Oct 17 SB0100 PN2484 July 1, 2009 Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act--enactment 2008 VETOES OF REGULAR SESSION OF BILLS--VETO 003 through 004
003 Oct 17 SB0740 PN2499 Immediately Conveyance--Commonwealth properties 004 Oct 17 SB1258 PN2487 Immediately Fourth to Eighth Class and Selective County Assessment Law--expanding scope of act, application of act and appeals by municipalities
* 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. 08-2140. Filed for public inspection November 28, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]
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