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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 00-1900


Recent Actions During the 2000 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[30 Pa.B. 5730]

   The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2000 Regular Session.

2000 ACTS--ACTS 69 through 84


Act Enactment Bill Printer's Effective Subject
No. Date No. No. Date Matter
2000-69 Oct. 11 HB1424 PN3957 60 days Fourth to Eighth Class County Assessment Law, The--valuation changes, building permit issuance and improvement information
2000-70 Oct. 11 HB1863 PN3958 60 days Second Class Township Code, The--letting contracts without advertising, bidding or price quotations
2000-71 Oct. 18 HB398 PN3148 60 days Speech-Language and Hearing Licensure Act--powers and duties of board and impaired professionals
2000-72 Oct. 18 HB2037 PN2605 60 days Military and Veterans Code (51 Pa.C.S.)--unemployment compensation benefits
2000-73 Oct. 18 HB1140 PN4085 60 days County Code, The--third class county convention center authorities alternative authority and authority to sell or lease real property
2000-74 Oct. 18 HB1473 PN3704 60 days Combustible and Flammable Liquids Act--omnibus amendments
2000-75 Oct. 18 HB2200 PN4003 60 days Board of Vehicles Act--omnibus amendments
2000-76 Oct. 18 HB2209 PN3528 60 days Volunteer Health Services Act--prescription of family member medication by doctors with volunteer licenses
2000-77 Oct. 18 HB2481 PN3385 60 days Real Estate Appraisers Certification Act--application and qualifications
2000-78 Oct. 18 SB618 PN2204 60 days Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act, The--controlled substance addition
2000-79 Oct. 18 SB648 PN2218 Immediately Local Option Small Games of Chance Act--prize limits and weekly drawings
2000-80 Oct. 18 SB1109 PN2147 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)--cruelty to animals and discrimination on account of guide, signal or service dog or other aid animal
2000-81 Oct. 18 SB1219 PN1970 Immediately Cosmetology Law--management of cosmetology shops and booth rentals
2000-82 Oct. 18 SB1223 PN2176 30 days Real Estate Tax Sale Law--tax claim discharge, property purchase at tax sale prohibition and landlord licensing ordinances
2000-83 Oct. 18 SB1271 PN2134 60 days Improvement of Deteriorating Real Property or Areas Tax Exemption Act--exemption schedules
2000-84 Oct. 18 SB1299 PN1677 Immediately Judiciary Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--admissibility of certain statements

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."

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[Pa.B. Doc. No. 00-1900. Filed for public inspection November 3, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]

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