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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 04-1231


Recent Actions during the 2004 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[34 Pa.B. 3583]

   The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2004 Regular Session.

Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter
No. Action Number Number Date
2004 GENERAL ACTS ENACTED--ACT 041 through 045
041Jun 23SB1047PN1455immediatelyProject 70 lands--Wharton Township, Fayette County, release and imposition of restrictions
042Jun 23HB1972PN257160 daysGame Code (34 Pa.C.S.)--offense of resisting or interfering with an officer
043Jun 23HB0565PN3985July 1, 2004Game Code (34 Pa.C.S.)--safety zones for hunters using bows and arrows or crossbows
044Jun 23HB0304PN402060 daysMedical Practice Act of 1985--home health care services ordered by physicians from another state
045Jun 23SB0989PN1428immediatelyCommonwealth property--conveyances in North Versailles Township, Allegheny County, and City of Lock Haven, Clinton County

   * denotes an effective date 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, 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 Reference Bureau

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 04-1231. Filed for public inspection July 9, 2004, 9:00 a.m.]

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