THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions during the 2008 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[38 Pa.B. 3480]
[Saturday, June 28, 2008]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during 2008 Regular Session.
Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter No. Action Number Number Date 2008 GENERAL ACTS OF REGULAR SESSION ENACTED--ACT 019 through 027
019 Jun 11 HB0500 PN3703 60 days Medical Practice Act of 1985--perfusionist licensing, qualifications, supervision and scope of practice, regulations and exemptions 020 Jun 11 HB0501 PN3638 60 days Osteopathic Medical Practice Act--perfusionist licensing, qualifications, supervision and scope of practice, regulations and exemptions 021 Jun 11 HB0775 PN3081 60 days Counties of the first class--flags, markers and headstones 022 Jun 11 HB0776 PN3082 60 days County Code--flags and grave markers of certain deceased service persons 023 Jun 11 HB0777 PN3083 60 days Second Class County Code--markers on graves and flags to decorate graves 024 Jun 11 HB1281 PN3767 60 days Pennsylvania Appalachian Trail Act--actions by municipalities and their powers and duties 025 Jun 11 SB0810 PN1935 Immediately Conveyance--Commonwealth property in the City of Pittston, Luzerne County 026 Jun 11 SB0880 PN1570 Immediately Fish and Boat Code (30 Pa.C.S.)--vouchers for licenses and permitting 027 Jun 13 SB0246 PN2099 90 days Clean Indoor Air Act--enactment
* denotes an effective date with exceptions
Effective Dates of Statutes
The effective dates specified previously 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 (Department) 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, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120, accompanied by a check or money order in the sum of $20, payable to the ''Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.''
ROBERT W. ZECH, Jr.,
Legislative Reference Bureau
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-1184. Filed for public inspection June 27, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]
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