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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 16-1386


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
061Jul 1HB0602 PN0716 ImmediatelyMilitary and Veterans Code (51 Pa.C.S.)—pay of officers and enlisted personnel in active State service
062Jul 1 HB1325 PN316460 daysSecond Class Township Code—storm water management ordinances and fees
063Jul 1HB1934PN3076ImmediatelyConveyance—Commonwealth property in the Borough of West Chester, Chester County
064Jul 1SB0936PN114860 daysDomestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.)—attachment of income
065Jul 1 SB1205PN1727 Immediately Conveyance—Commonwealth property in the Borough of East Stroudsburg, Monroe County
066Jul 7HB2003PN3536ImmediatelyConveyance—Commonwealth property in Fulton Township, Lancaster County
067Jul 7 HB2034PN3273ImmediatelyConveyance—Commonwealth property in Beale Township, Juniata County
068Jul 7HB2035PN3274 ImmediatelyConveyance—Commonwealth property in the Borough of Lewistown, Mifflin County
069Jul 7 SB1154PN1593ImmediatelyCivil Service Act—ratings of competitors, appointment and promotion of employees in the classified service, certification and selection and appointment of eligibles
070 Jul 7SB1192PN1717 ImmediatelyConveyance—Commonwealth property in Cresson Township, Cambria County
071Jul 7 SB1225PN1755 ImmediatelyConveyance—Commonwealth property in Weisenberg Township, Lehigh County
072 Jul 7SB1270 PN1819 60 daysReal Estate Appraisers Certification Act—powers and duties of board, application and qualifications, reciprocity and certification renewal, licensure renewal and records
073Jul 8HB0060PN3646ImmediatelyInsurance Company Law of 1921—coverage for oral chemotherapy medications
074 Jul 8 HB0064PN0055 ImmediatelyMatt Adler Suicide Prevention Continuing Education Act—enactment
075Jul 8HB0898 PN3675Immediately*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
076Jul 8HB1062PN3638ImmediatelyHuman Services Code—omnibus amendments
077 Jul 8 HB1335 PN1817 60 daysVehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—emergency telephones along Pennsylvania Turnpike
078Jul 8 SB0917PN192260 daysJudicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—interagency information sharing
079Jul 8SB1104PN1896 Immediately*Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code (20 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments
080 Jul 8 SB1123PN1937 Immediately Agriculture Code (3 Pa.C.S.)—standards for automotive fuel
081Jul 8SB1194 PN1785 Immediately State Military College Legislative Appointment Initiative Program Act—repealing provisions relating to expiration
082 Jul 8 SB1216 PN1774 60 daysPrivate First Class Joseph Anthony Petrarca/Staff Sergeant John William Earnesty Memorial Bridge—designation
083Jul 8SB1217PN1739 60 daysPrivate First Class Nils G. Thompson Memorial Highway—designation
084 Jul 13 HB1198 PN3731 Immediately* Tax Reform Code of 1971—omnibus amendments
085Jul 13HB1605PN3730Immediately*Fiscal Code—omnibus amendments
086Jul 13 HB1606PN3723Immediately* Public School Code of 1949—omnibus amendments
087 Jul 20HB0059 PN005160 daysHepatitis C Screening Act—enactment
088Jul 20HB0325 PN3084 60 days Auctioneer Licensing and Trading Assistant Registration Act—omnibus amendments
089Jul 20HB0806 PN2948 ImmediatelyPennsylvania 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 HB0835PN3708 60 daysMultiple designations in multiple counties—designation
091Jul 20HB0871PN3690 60 daysVehicle 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
093Jul 20 HB1167 PN1826 180 days Crime Victims Act—State income tax intercept
094Jul 20 HB1856 PN2870 60 days Specialist Jonathan R. Kephart Memorial Bridge—designation
095 Jul 20SB0514 PN1970 60 daysGeneric Equivalent Drug Law—substitutions, posting requirements, powers and duties of department and immunity of pharmacists under certain circumstances
096 Jul 20SB0533 PN195260 daysJudicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—supervisory relationship to offenders
097Jul 20 SB0648 PN1297 60 days Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—restricted account, Snowmobile and ATV Advisory Committee and refunds
098 Jul 20SB0956 PN195360 days Lieutenant Eric Eslary Memorial Bridge and James Paul Takitch Honorary Highway—designation
099Jul 20 SB1221PN1884 60 days Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority Act for Cities of the Second Class—omnibus amendments
100 Jul 20SB1227 PN2010 60 daysAdministrative Code of 1929—Independent Fiscal Office, transferring powers and duties to municipal pension reporting and analysis and transfer of employees
101Jul 20SB1267 PN1987 60 daysTransportation 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 8HB2176 PN3551 Immediately* State Employees' Retirement Board—administrative expenses, etc.
009A Jul 8HB2177 PN3552Immediately*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 8HB2179 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 8HB2180 PN3555 Immediately* Philadelphia Parking Authority—operation
013AJul 8HB2182PN3557Immediately*Public School Employees' Retirement Board—administrative expenses, etc.
014AJul 8 HB2183PN3558Immediately*Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs—operation of professional licen- sure boards
015A Jul 8 HB2184 PN3559Immediately*Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission—operation
016AJul 12SB1073 PN2009 Immediately*General Appropriation Act of 2016—enactment
017AJul 13HB2137 PN3670 Immediately Pennsylvania State University—education, general expenses and Agricultural College Land Scrip Fund
018AJul 13HB2138 PN3671ImmediatelyUniversity of Pittsburgh—education, general expenses and rural education outreach
019A Jul 13HB2139PN3672 ImmediatelyTemple University—education and general expenses
020A Jul 13HB2140PN3673ImmediatelyLincoln University—education and general expenses
021A Jul 13HB2141PN3674ImmediatelyUniversity of Pennsylvania—veterinary activities and Center for Infectious Diseases
2016 Joint Resolutions of Regular Session Passed—JR 003
003 Jul 11HB1871PN3620Constitution of Pennsylvania—exemptions and special provisions

 * 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).

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[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-1386. Filed for public inspection August 12, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]

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