THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions during the 2009 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[39 Pa.B. 3164]
[Saturday, June 27, 2009]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2009 Regular Session.
Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter No. Action Number Number Date 2009 GENERAL ACTS OF REGULAR SESSION ENACTED--ACT 001 through 004
001 Jun 10 HB0084 PN1955 60 days* Preventable Serious Adverse Events Act--enactment 002 Jun 10 HB1089 PN1573 30 days Insurance Company Law of 1921--health and accident insurance group health policies to continue for period of time after termination of employment or membership in health maintenance organizations 003 Jun 10 SB0089 PN1006 Immediately* Health Care Cost Containment Act--reenactment, Health Care Cost Containment Council Act Review Committee establishment, council powers and duties, data submission and collection and for access to council data 004 Jun 10 SB0189 PN0746 90 days Insurance Company Law of 1921--health insurance coverage for certain children of insured parents, conditions subject to which polices are to be issued
* 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. 09-1138. Filed for public inspection June 26, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]
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