THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions during the 2010 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[40 Pa.B. 6639]
[Saturday, November 20, 2010]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2010 Regular Session.
Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter No. Action Number Number Date 2010 GENERAL ACTS OF REGULAR SESSION ENACTED—ACT 084 through 102
084 Oct 22 SB0922 PN2261 Immediately Public Welfare Code—omnibus amendments 085 Oct 27 SB0053 PN2228 Immediately* Associations Code (15 Pa.C.S.) and Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code (20 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments 086 Oct 27 SB0123 PN0884 60 days Consumer Protection Against Computer Spyware Act—enactment 087 Oct 27 SB0168 PN2179 Immediately Borough Code—regulation of contracts and additional contracting authority for electric power and energy 088 Oct 27 SB0298 PN2255 60 days Pennsylvania Farmland and Forest Land Assessment Act—responsibilities of county assessors, split-off, separation or transfer and roll-back taxes and special circumstances 089 Oct 27 SB0384 PN0382 60 days Military and Veterans Code (51 Pa.C.S.)—violation of Fort Indiantown Gap regulations and powers and duties of police officers employed at State military installations 090 Oct 27 SB0900 PN2259 180 days Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.) and General Local Government Code (53 Pa.C.S.)—courts of common pleas, authorizing housing courts, deteriorated real property education and training program for judges and neighborhood blight reclamation and revitalization 091 Oct 27 SB0910 PN2242 Immediately Borough Code—civil service for police and firemen, examinations, rejection of applicant and hearing, appointments, probationary period, physical examination and promotions 092 Oct 27 SB0912 PN2243 Immediately Civil service for police and firemen in boroughs, incorporated towns and townships of first class, examinations, rejection of applicant and hearing, appointments, probationary period, physical examination and promotions 093 Oct 27 SB0918 PN2205 Immediately* General Local Government Code (53 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments 094 Oct 27 SB1157 PN1909 60 days Designation—283rd Field Artillery Battalion Highway 095 Oct 27 SB1161 PN2241 Immediately Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.) and Prisons and Parole Code (61 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments 096 Oct 27 SB1169 PN2181 Immediately* Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—costs, Commonwealth portion of fines, place of detention, sentencing generally and collection of restitution, reparation, fees, costs, fines and penalties 097 Oct 27 SB1181 PN2187 60 days Insurance Company Law of 1921—immunity from liability 098 Oct 27 SB1288 PN2258 Immediately Designation—Governor John K. Tener Memorial Bridge 099 Oct 27 SB1320 PN2137 60 days Designation—John E. Fitzgerald Memorial Bridge 100 Oct 27 SB1328 PN2078 60 days Board of Vehicles Act—unlawful acts by manufacturers or distributors 101 Oct 27 SB1360 PN2188 180 days Domestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.)—hearing, involuntary termination relinquishment and grounds, continuing contact voluntary agreement, impounding proceedings, access to records, medical history information, records and access, information registry 102 Oct 27 SB1429 PN2262 60 days General Local Government Code (53 Pa.C.S.)—consolidations and mergers
* 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
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ROBERT W. ZECH, Jr.,
Legislative Reference Bureau
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-2185. Filed for public inspection November 19, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]
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