THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions During the 1996 Regular and Special Sessions of the General Assembly
[26 Pa.B. 1676]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 1996 Regular and Special Sessions.
1996 ACTS--Acts 11 through 17 (numerical)
Subject Matter 1996-11 Mar. 21 SB37 PN1729 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments 1996-12 Mar. 21 SB712 PN1747 Immediately* Military Affairs (51 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments 1996-13 Mar. 29 SB399 PN1773 Immediately Game and Wildlife Code (34 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments 1996-14 Mar. 29 HB1973 PN2430 Immediately Local Government Unit Debt Act--authorization to pledge proceeds of certain bonds or notes 1996-15 Mar. 29 HB1578 PN3187 Immediately Hepatitis B Prevention Act--enactment 1996-16 Mar. 29 SB708 PN1824 Immediately Public School Code of 1949--granting tenure to professional employes, causes for terminating professional contracts and rating professional employes 1996-17 Mar. 29 HB1927 PN3270 Immediately* Judiciary and Judicial Procedure (42 Pa.C.S.)--detention of children in jails and other offenses
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).
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 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, State Records Center Building, 1825 Stanley Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17103, accompanied by a check or money order in the sum of $20, payable to the ''Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.''
Legislative Bills and Documents
Copies of Senate Bills and Documents may be obtained from: Document Room, Senate of Pennsylvania, Room 34A, Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, telephone (717) 787-6732.
Copies of House Bills and Documents may be obtained from: Document Room, House of Representatives, 35 Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, telephone (717) 787-5320.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 96-578. Filed for public inspection April 12, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]
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