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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 12-1293


Recent Actions during the 2012 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[42 Pa.B. 4448]
[Saturday, July 14, 2012]

 The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2012 Regular Session.

Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter
No. Action Number Number Date
2012 General Acts of Regular Session Enacted—Act 053 through 074
053May 29 HB1091 PN1188 60 days Michael D. Crotty Memorial Parkway—designation
054 May 29 HB1400 PN3479 60 days Primary Stroke Center Recognition Act—enactment
055May 29 HB1825 PN3494 ImmediatelyConveyance—Commonwealth property in multiple counties
056 May 29 SB0817PN1830 60 days Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—use of restraints on children during court proceedings
057 May 29 SB1395 PN1925 ImmediatelyCaptain David Eric Pannabecker POW-MIA Memorial Highway—designation
058May 29SB1429PN1968 60 daysCorporal Paul Walters Memorial Bridge—designation
059May 30HB1610 PN3442 60 days Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act—enactment
060 Jun 12SB1310PN2234Immediately* Unemployment Compensation Law—omnibus amendments
061Jun 13 HB0010 PN195790 daysSecond Class County Port Authority Act—title, legislative findings, port authorities, board, eminent domain, conveyance, integrated operation, exclusive jurisdiction, report and editorial changes
062Jun 13HB0165 PN356060 daysCrimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—cruelty to animals
063 Jun 13HB0804PN356160 daysJudicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—exemptions from jury duty
064Jun 13HB1237PN1356 Immediately Game and Wildlife Code (34 Pa.C.S.)—resident license and fee exemptions
065Jun 22SB0388PN138860 daysDental Law—professional liability insurance
066Jun 22 SB1049 PN1717 60 daysFish and Boat Code (30 Pa.C.S.)—form and expiration of licenses, license and permit packaging options and expiration of licenses and permits
067Jun 22SB1067 PN212760 daysVehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—further defining ''emergency vehicle'' and defining ''emergency canteen support service organization vehicle''
068Jun 22SB1351PN214060 daysVital Statistics Law of 1953—death and fetal death registration information for certificates, coroner referrals and pronouncement of death by a professional nurse
069Jun 22SB1406 PN1934ImmediatelyEducation (24 Pa.C.S.)—certification of institutions
070Jun 22SB1433PN2257 Immediately Homeowner Assistance Settlement Act—enactment
071Jun 27HB1913PN3211ImmediatelyReal Estate Tax Abatement for Properties Damaged by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee Act—enactment
072Jun 27SB0276PN197760 daysDowntown Location Law—powers and duties of Department of General Services
073Jun 27SB0375PN227860 daysGeneral Local Government Code (53 Pa.C.S.)—governing body and money of authority
074Jun 27SB1398PN2163ImmediatelyStorage Tank and Spill Prevention Act—Underground Storage Tank Environmental Cleanup Program and Underground Storage Tank Pollution Prevention Program
2012 APPROPRIATION ACTS of Regular Session ENACTED—ACT 001A through 007A
001A Jun 13SB1472PN2066Immediately* State Employees' Retirement Board—administrative expenses, etc.
002A Jun 13 SB1473 PN2067 Immediately*Public School Employees' Retirement Board—administrative expenses, etc.
003AJun 13SB1474PN2068Immediately*Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs—operation of professional licen-sure boards
004AJun 13SB1475PN2069Immediately*Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission—operation
005AJun 13SB1476PN2070Immediately*Office of Small Business Advocate—operation
006AJun 13SB1477PN2071Immediately*Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, Department of Revenue, Pennsylvania State Police and Attorney General—operation and maintenance expenses
007AJun 13SB1479PN2073Immediately* Office of Consumer Advocate—operation

* 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 $25.

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[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-1293. Filed for public inspection July 13, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]

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