THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions during the 2009 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[39 Pa.B. 5721]
[Saturday, October 3, 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 037 THROUGH 045
037 Aug 18 SB0240 PN1312 Immediately* Health and Safety (35 Pa.C.S.) and Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments 038 Aug 27 HB0039 PN2058 Immediately* Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—cruelty to animals 039 Aug 27 SB0366 PN0365 Immediately Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—right to bail 040 Aug 27 SB0574 PN0945 60 days Fish and Boat Code (30 Pa.C.S.)—Lake Erie fishing permits 041 Sep 3 SB0921 PN1266 60 days Board of Vehicles Act—mediation and arbitration, unlawful acts by manufacturers or distributors and for manufacturer or distributor repurchase of inventory and equipment 042 Sep 18 HB0222 PN0227 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—restitution for identity theft 043 Sep 18 HB0348 PN2571 Immediately Conveyances—Commonwealth property in Canaan Township, Wayne County, and in City of Altoona, Blair County 044 Sep 18 HB1828 PN2638 Immediately* Municipal Pension Plan Funding Standard and Recovery Act—omnibus amendments 045 Sep 18 SB0925 PN1309 60 days Massage Therapy Law—qualification for licensure and for other professions 2009 APPROPRIATION ACTS OF REGULAR SESSION ENACTED—ACT 009A
009A Aug 19 HB1663 PN2572 Immediately Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board—operations
* 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 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. 09-1826. Filed for public inspection October 2, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]
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