THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions during the 2017 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[47 Pa.B. 4800]
[Saturday, August 19, 2017]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2017 Regular Session:
Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter No. Action Number Number Date 2017 General Acts of Regular Session Enacted—Act 014 through 032
014 Jul 7 HB0239 PN2005 Immediately Rare Disease Advisory Council Act—enactment 015 Jul 7 HB0283 PN0269 60 days Multiple designations in multiple counties—designation 016 Jul 7 HB0423 PN0439 60 days Second Class Township Code—vacancies in office and vacancies in general 017 Jul 7 HB0424 PN0440 60 days Vital Statistics Law of 1953—information for certificates and coroner referrals 018 Jul 7 HB1219 PN1447 60 days Sgt. Robert Eugene Goodlin Memorial Bridge—designation 019 Jul 7 HB1269 PN1536 60 days General Local Government Code (53 Pa.C.S.)—municipal authorities purposes and powers 020 Jul 7 SB0288 PN0274 60 days Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—duty of driver in emergency response areas 021 Jul 7 SB0365 PN0357 60 days Second Class Township Code—personal property 022 Jul 7 SB0560 PN0936 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.) and Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments 023 Jul 20 HB0422 PN1058 60 days First Class Township Code—electors only eligible and vacancies in general 024 Jul 20 HB1426 PN1794 60 days Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—conditions of permits and security for damages, permit for movement of construction equipment and for permit for movement of containerized cargo 025 Jul 20 HB1494 PN1904 60 days Conservation and Natural Resources Act—contracts and agreements 026 Jul 20 SB0144 PN1051 60 days Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act—official plans 027 Jul 20 SB0289 PN1020 60 days Multiple designations in multiple counties—designation 028 Jul 20 SB0399 PN0399 60 days Second Class Township Code—supervisors 029 Jul 20 SB0527 PN1081 60 days Administrative Code of 1929—establishing the Office of State Inspector General 030 Jul 20 SB0553 PN1037 Immediately* Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments 031 Jul 20 SB0589 PN0887 60 days Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—fire apparatus, length of vehicles and for maximum gross weight of vehicles 032 Jul 22 SB0624 PN1000 Immediately Bituminous Mine Subsidence and Land Conservation Act—planned subsidence and retroactivity 2017 Appropriation Acts of Regular Session Enacted—Act 001A through 010A 001A Jul 11 HB0218 PN2196 Immediately General Appropriation Act of 2017—enactment 002A Jul 21 SB0680 PN1028 Immediately State Employees' Retirement Board—administrative expenses, etc. 003A Jul 21 SB0681 PN1029 Immediately Public School Employees' Retirement Board—administrative expenses, etc. 004A Jul 21 SB0682 PN0803 Immediately Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs—operation of professional licen-sure boards 005A Jul 21 SB0683 PN0804 Immediately Department Labor and Industry and Department of Community and Economic Development—expenses for Workers' Compensation Act, Pennsylvania Occupational Disease Act and Office of Small Business Advocate 006A Jul 21 SB0684 PN1030 Immediately Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission—operation 007A Jul 21 SB0685 PN0806 Immediately Office of Consumer Advocate—operation 008A Jul 21 SB0686 PN1031 Immediately Office of Small Business Advocate—operation 009A Jul 21 SB0687 PN1032 Immediately Gaming Control Appropriation Act of 2017—enactment 010A Jul 21 SB0688 PN1033 Immediately Philadelphia Parking Authority—operation 2017 Joint Resolutions of Regular Session Passed—JR 001
001 Jul 17 HB1285 PN1589 Constitution of Pennsylvania—exemptions and special provisions
* denotes an effective date with exceptions
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VINCENT C. DeLIBERATO, Jr.,
Legislative Reference Bureau
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-1365. Filed for public inspection August 18, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]
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