THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions during the 2010 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[40 Pa.B. 7023]
[Saturday, December 11, 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 103 through 126
103 Nov 18 HB2614 PN4228 60 days Senator Jim Rhoades Memorial Bridge— designation 104 Nov 17 HB0101 PN4389 Immediately* Public School Code of 1949—omnibus amendments 105 Nov 23 HB0060 PN3975 90 days Housing Finance Agency Law—Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Program, establishing Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund 106 Nov 23 HB0174 PN4473 60 days Agriculture Code (3 Pa.C.S.)—codifying Public Eating and Drinking Place Law and the Food Act, protection of public health and regulations, licensing, organic foods, maple products, food employee certification and farmers' market 107 Nov 23 HB0196 PN0195 60 days Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act—prohibited acts and penalties 108 Nov 23 HB0708 PN4465 60 days Covered Device Recycling Act—enactment 109 Nov 23 HB1394 PN4467 Immediately Pennsylvania Farmland and Forest Land Assessment Act of 1974—split-off, separation or transfer of land, penalty for ineligible use, removal of land from preferential assessment 110 Nov 23 HB1482 PN4370 60 days* Health Care Facilities Act—photo identification tag regulations 111 Nov 23 HB1609 PN2269 60 days Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code—municipalities' powers, traditional neighborhood development designations, written and graphic design guideline manuals, ordinance provisions for traditional neighborhood development 112 Nov 23 HB1639 PN4468 60 days Domestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.) and Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—contempt for noncompliance with visitation or partial custody order and child custody 113 Nov 23 HB2139 PN4267 60 days Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System Act—enactment 114 Nov 23 HB2172 PN4432 60 days Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—courts of common pleas judges, jurisdiction and venue of Philadelphia Municipal Court and magisterial district judges 115 Nov 23 HB2258 PN3849 60 days Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—juvenile matters and disposition of dependent child 116 Nov 23 HB2273 PN3704 60 days Agriculture Code (3 Pa.C.S.)—domestic animals, further providing for application 117 Nov 23 HB2275 PN4445 Immediately Multiple conveyances 118 Nov 23 HB2321 PN4469 60 days* Amusements (4 Pa.C.S.) and Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.) and Health and Safety (35 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments 119 Nov 23 HB2338 PN3593 120 days Children in Foster Care Act—enactment 120 Nov 23 HB2497 PN4476 Immediately* Education (24 Pa.C.S.) and State Government (71 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments 121 Nov 23 HB2521 PN4290 60 days Anatomic Pathology Service Disclosure Act—enactment 122 Nov 23 HB2547 PN3826 Immediately Banks and Banking (7 Pa.C.S.)—exceptions to license requirements 123 Nov 23 SB0441 PN2281 Immediately Public School Code of 1949—Disqualifications relating to teacher's certificate, medical examinations of teachers and other persons and attendance in other districts 124 Nov 23 SB0642 PN0697 Immediately* Sign Language Interpreter and Trans- literator State Registration Act—omnibus amendments 125 Nov 23 SB0906 PN2121 Immediately Agriculture Code (3 Pa.C.S.) and Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—keeping and handling of domestic animals, ecoterrorism and criminal trespass 126 Nov 23 SB0976 PN2064 60 days Pennsylvania Amber Alert System Law—system establishment, prohibited us, coordination with other jurisdictions, immunity and creating Missing Endangered Person Advisory System 2010 VETOES OF REGULAR SESSION OF BILLS—VETO 2 through 6
2 Oct 22 HB101 PN4389 Immediately* Public School Code of 1929—omnibus amendments 3 Oct 22 SB1280 PN2231 Immediately* Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (Mcare) Act—medical professional liability insurance, Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Fund, actuarial data and conflict 4 Nov 27 HB1231 PN4393 Immediately Workers' Compensation Act—cancer in the occupation of firefighter 5 Nov 27 HB1926 PN4477 Immediately* Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.) and Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—use of force in protection of self or others, grading of theft offenses, licenses to carry firearms, civil immunity for use of force, registration of sex offenders and failure to comply 6 Nov 27 HB2477 PN4471 Immediately County Code—omnibus amendments * 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. 10-2346. Filed for public inspection December 10, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]
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