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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 20-655



Recent Actions during the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[50 Pa.B. 2518]
[Saturday, May 16, 2020]

 The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2020 Regular Session:

Date of
Subject Matter
2020 General Acts of Regular Session Enacted—Act 016 through 017
016 Apr 29 H0752 PN0802 60 days Game and Wildlife Code (34 Pa.C.S.)—price paid for acquisitions and improvements
017 Apr 29 H1869 PN3582 Immediately* Health and Safety (35 Pa.C.S.)—COVID-19 enforcement officer disability benefits, COVID-19 benefits for members of Pennsylvania National Guard and basic life support ambulances
2020 Joint Resolutions of Regular Session Passed—JR 002
002 Apr 28 S0413 PN1653 Constitution of Pennsylvania—Tenure of justices, judges and justices of the peace and absentee voting
2020 Vetoes of Regular Session of Bills—Veto 004
004 Apr 29 S0857 PN1388 Insurance (40 Pa.C.S.)—telemedicine, regulation of telemedicine by professional licensing boards and insurance coverage of telemedicine

 * denotes an effective date with exceptions

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[Pa.B. Doc. No. 20-655. Filed for public inspection May 15, 2020, 9:00 a.m.]

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