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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 04-1232


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 2004 Regular Session

Doc.Date ofBill Printer'sEffective Subject Matter
No. ActionNumberNumberDate
2004 GENERAL ACTS ENACTED--ACT 046 through 051
046Jun 28SB0815PN1688immediatelyInsurance Department Act of 1921--policyholder collateral, deductible reimbursements and other policyholder obligations
047Jun 28SB1059PN147360 daysPort of Philadelphia--rates of pilotage
048Jun 28HB0659PN4057immediatelyGame Code (34 Pa.C.S.)--lawful cooperation or assistance by unlicensed persons
049Jun 28HB1809PN4083immediatelyCommercial Manure Hauler and Broker Certification Act--enactment
050Jun 28HB2273PN349660 daysCivil Service Act--examinations requisite for appointment and promotion
051Jun 28SB0427PN108160 daysReal and Personal Property (68 Pa.C.S.)-- required contractual provision regarding home inspections, reliance by buyer and engineers and architects

   * 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. 04-1232. Filed for public inspection July 9, 2004, 9:00 a.m.]

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