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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 01-2008


Recent Actions During the 2001 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[31 Pa.B. 6151]

   The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2001 Regular Session.

Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter
No. Action Number Number Date
2001 GENERAL ACTS ENACTED--ACT 078 through 083
078 Oct 24 SB0419 PN0427 immediately Die, Mold and Form Forfeiture Act--enactment
079 Oct 30 HB0815 PN2685 immediately General Provisions (1 Pa.C.S.)--local or special legislation notice and Board of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws reestablishment
080 Oct 30 HB0869 PN2598 immediately Second Class County Code--omnibus amendments
081 Oct 30 HB0910 PN2631 60 days Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--volunteer-in-public-service negligence standard
082 Oct 30 SB0773 PN1103 60 days Vital Statistics Law of 1953--filings with department for marriages, divorces, annulments, adoptions and decrees of annulment relating to adoptions
083 Oct 30 SB0640 PN1473 immediately Public School Code of 1949--distress in first class school districts and medical education loan assistance, etc.

* with exceptions

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-PHMC, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0053, accompanied by a check or money order in the sum of $20, payable to the ''Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.''

Legislative Reference Bureau

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 01-2008. Filed for public inspection November 9, 2001, 9:00 a.m.]

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