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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 97-1070


Recent Actions During the 1997 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[27 Pa.B. 3211]

   The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 1997 Regular Session.

1997 ACTS--Acts 15 through 22 (numerical)

1997-15June 12SB613PN644ImmediatelyConveyance--Commonwealth property in Cambria County
1997-16June 12SB236PN260ImmediatelyConveyance--Commonwealth property in Delaware County
1997-17June 12HB90PN150960 daysLycoming County Veterans' Memorial Highway and Joseph M. McDade Expressway--designation
1997-18June 18SB125PN1173ImmediatelyCounty Code--omnibus amendments
1997-19June 18SB415PN43030 daysState Board of Psychology--transition period for prospective psychologists
1997-20June 18HB1054PN1471ImmediatelyInsurance Department Act of 1921, The--confidential information sharing
1997-21June 18HB854PN1924July 1, 1997Capital Budget Act of 1997-1998--enactment
1997-22June 19SB123PN1174ImmediatelyPublic School Code of 1949--charter schools

1997 APPROPRIATIONS--Acts 42A through 44A (numerical)

1997-42AJune 18SB870PN1157Immediately*General Appropriation Act of 1997--Executive Department agencies, adding or changing certain State and Federal appropriations
1997-43AJune 18HB848PN1786July 1, 1997Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission--operation
1997-44AJune 18HB849PN1978July 1, 1997Office of Consumer Advocate--operation
*with exceptions

1997 JOINT RESOLUTION--JR 3 (numerical)

1997-3June 16HB1712015JR 1996-2Elections--absentee voting

Effective Dates of Statutes

   The effective dates specified above 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, State Records Center Building, 1825 Stanley Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17103, accompanied by a check or money order in the sum of $20, payable to the ''Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.''

Legislative Bills and Documents

   Copies of Senate Bills and Documents may be obtained from: Document Room, Senate of Pennsylvania, Room 34A, Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717) 787-6732.

   Copies of House Bills and Documents may be obtained from: Document Room, House of Representatives, 35 Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717) 787-5320.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 97-1070. Filed for public inspection July 3, 1997, 9:00 a.m.]

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