THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions during the 2016 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[46 Pa.B. 4947]
[Saturday, August 13, 2016]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2016 Regular Session:
Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter No. Action Number Number Date 2016 General Acts of Regular Session Enacted—Act 061 through 101
061 Jul 1 HB0602 PN0716 Immediately Military and Veterans Code (51 Pa.C.S.)—pay of officers and enlisted personnel in active State service 062 Jul 1 HB1325 PN3164 60 days Second Class Township Code—storm water management ordinances and fees 063 Jul 1 HB1934 PN3076 Immediately Conveyance—Commonwealth property in the Borough of West Chester, Chester County 064 Jul 1 SB0936 PN1148 60 days Domestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.)—attachment of income 065 Jul 1 SB1205 PN1727 Immediately Conveyance—Commonwealth property in the Borough of East Stroudsburg, Monroe County 066 Jul 7 HB2003 PN3536 Immediately Conveyance—Commonwealth property in Fulton Township, Lancaster County 067 Jul 7 HB2034 PN3273 Immediately Conveyance—Commonwealth property in Beale Township, Juniata County 068 Jul 7 HB2035 PN3274 Immediately Conveyance—Commonwealth property in the Borough of Lewistown, Mifflin County 069 Jul 7 SB1154 PN1593 Immediately Civil Service Act—ratings of competitors, appointment and promotion of employees in the classified service, certification and selection and appointment of eligibles 070 Jul 7 SB1192 PN1717 Immediately Conveyance—Commonwealth property in Cresson Township, Cambria County 071 Jul 7 SB1225 PN1755 Immediately Conveyance—Commonwealth property in Weisenberg Township, Lehigh County 072 Jul 7 SB1270 PN1819 60 days Real Estate Appraisers Certification Act—powers and duties of board, application and qualifications, reciprocity and certification renewal, licensure renewal and records 073 Jul 8 HB0060 PN3646 Immediately Insurance Company Law of 1921—coverage for oral chemotherapy medications 074 Jul 8 HB0064 PN0055 Immediately Matt Adler Suicide Prevention Continuing Education Act—enactment 075 Jul 8 HB0898 PN3675 Immediately* Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—drivers of emergency vehicles, visual and audible signals on emergency vehicles, visual signals on authorized vehicles and removal of dead deer 076 Jul 8 HB1062 PN3638 Immediately Human Services Code—omnibus amendments 077 Jul 8 HB1335 PN1817 60 days Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—emergency telephones along Pennsylvania Turnpike 078 Jul 8 SB0917 PN1922 60 days Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—interagency information sharing 079 Jul 8 SB1104 PN1896 Immediately* Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code (20 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments 080 Jul 8 SB1123 PN1937 Immediately Agriculture Code (3 Pa.C.S.)—standards for automotive fuel 081 Jul 8 SB1194 PN1785 Immediately State Military College Legislative Appointment Initiative Program Act—repealing provisions relating to expiration 082 Jul 8 SB1216 PN1774 60 days Private First Class Joseph Anthony Petrarca/Staff Sergeant John William Earnesty Memorial Bridge—designation 083 Jul 8 SB1217 PN1739 60 days Private First Class Nils G. Thompson Memorial Highway—designation 084 Jul 13 HB1198 PN3731 Immediately* Tax Reform Code of 1971—omnibus amendments 085 Jul 13 HB1605 PN3730 Immediately* Fiscal Code—omnibus amendments 086 Jul 13 HB1606 PN3723 Immediately* Public School Code of 1949—omnibus amendments 087 Jul 20 HB0059 PN0051 60 days Hepatitis C Screening Act—enactment 088 Jul 20 HB0325 PN3084 60 days Auctioneer Licensing and Trading Assistant Registration Act—omnibus amendments 089 Jul 20 HB0806 PN2948 Immediately Pennsylvania Farmland and Forest Land Assessment Act of 1974—land devoted to agricultural use, agricultural reserve, and/or forest reserve, responsibilities of department and responsibilities of county assessor in establishing use values 090 Jul 20 HB0835 PN3708 60 days Multiple designations in multiple counties—designation 091 Jul 20 HB0871 PN3690 60 days Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—transfer to scrap metal processor 092 Jul 20 HB0967 PN3706 Immediately* Agriculture Code (3 Pa.C.S.)—industrial hemp research 093 Jul 20 HB1167 PN1826 180 days Crime Victims Act—State income tax intercept 094 Jul 20 HB1856 PN2870 60 days Specialist Jonathan R. Kephart Memorial Bridge—designation 095 Jul 20 SB0514 PN1970 60 days Generic Equivalent Drug Law—substitutions, posting requirements, powers and duties of department and immunity of pharmacists under certain circumstances 096 Jul 20 SB0533 PN1952 60 days Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—supervisory relationship to offenders 097 Jul 20 SB0648 PN1297 60 days Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—restricted account, Snowmobile and ATV Advisory Committee and refunds 098 Jul 20 SB0956 PN1953 60 days Lieutenant Eric Eslary Memorial Bridge and James Paul Takitch Honorary Highway—designation 099 Jul 20 SB1221 PN1884 60 days Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority Act for Cities of the Second Class—omnibus amendments 100 Jul 20 SB1227 PN2010 60 days Administrative Code of 1929—Independent Fiscal Office, transferring powers and duties to municipal pension reporting and analysis and transfer of employees 101 Jul 20 SB1267 PN1987 60 days Transportation Code (74 Pa.C.S) and Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S)—omnibus amendments 2016 Appropriation Acts of Regular Session Enacted—Act 007A through 021A 007A Jul 8 HB2175 PN3550 Immediately* Office of Small Business Advocate—operation 008A Jul 8 HB2176 PN3551 Immediately* State Employees' Retirement Board—administrative expenses, etc. 009A Jul 8 HB2177 PN3552 Immediately* Office of Consumer Advocate—operation 010A Jul 8 HB2178 PN3553 Immediately* Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, Department of Revenue, Pennsylvania State Police and Attorney General—administrative expenses, etc. 011A Jul 8 HB2179 PN3554 Immediately* Department of Labor and Industry and Department of Community and Economic Development—expenses for Workers' Compensation Act, Pennsylvania Occupational Disease Act and Office of Small Business Advocate 012A Jul 8 HB2180 PN3555 Immediately* Philadelphia Parking Authority—operation 013A Jul 8 HB2182 PN3557 Immediately* Public School Employees' Retirement Board—administrative expenses, etc. 014A Jul 8 HB2183 PN3558 Immediately* Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs—operation of professional licen- sure boards 015A Jul 8 HB2184 PN3559 Immediately* Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission—operation 016A Jul 12 SB1073 PN2009 Immediately* General Appropriation Act of 2016—enactment 017A Jul 13 HB2137 PN3670 Immediately Pennsylvania State University—education, general expenses and Agricultural College Land Scrip Fund 018A Jul 13 HB2138 PN3671 Immediately University of Pittsburgh—education, general expenses and rural education outreach 019A Jul 13 HB2139 PN3672 Immediately Temple University—education and general expenses 020A Jul 13 HB2140 PN3673 Immediately Lincoln University—education and general expenses 021A Jul 13 HB2141 PN3674 Immediately University of Pennsylvania—veterinary activities and Center for Infectious Diseases 2016 Joint Resolutions of Regular Session Passed—JR 003
003 Jul 11 HB1871 PN3620 Constitution of Pennsylvania—exemptions and special provisions
* denotes an effective date with exceptions
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VINCENT C. DeLIBERATO, Jr.,
Legislative Reference Bureau
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-1386. Filed for public inspection August 12, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]
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