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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 09-1213


Recent Actions during the 2009 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[39 Pa.B. 3430]
[Saturday, July 11, 2009]

   The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2009 Regular Session.

Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter
No. Action Number Number Date
005 Jun 29 HB0370 PN1376 60 days Herbert ''Cubby'' Spiese Bridge--designation
006 Jun 29 HB0718 PN0797 Immediately Public Safety Emergency Telephone Act-- Wireless E-911 surcharge fee extension of termination date
007 Jun 29 HB0985 PN2057 60 days Department of Banking Code--employee protection and further defining ''institution''
008 Jun 29 HB0988 PN2068 60 days Sgt. David W. Wallace III ''Walleye'' Memorial Bridge--designation
009 Jun 29 HB1342 PN1794 60 days* Cigarette Fire Safety and Firefighter Protection Act--standards for cigarette fire safety and for sale of existing inventory
010 Jun 29 SB0170 PN0140 60 days Banks and Banking (7 Pa.C.S.)--mortgage loan business prohibitions

   *  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--PHMC, 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.''

Legislative Reference Bureau

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-1213. Filed for public inspection July 10, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]

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