THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions During the 1997 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[27 Pa.B. 3424]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 1997 Regular Session.
1997 ACTS--Acts 23 through 43 (numerical)
Act Enactment Bill Printer's Effective Subject No. Date No. No. Date Matter 1997-23 June 24 HB1414 PN1979 July 1, 1997 Job Enhancement Act--omnibus amendments 1997-24 June 25 SB7 PN1186 Immediately Regulatory Review Act--omnibus amendments 1997-25 June 25 SB126 PN1171 Immediately Project 70 lands--Clinton, Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties 1997-26 June 25 SB135 PN1135 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments 1997-27 June 25 SB182 PN948 60 days Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law--dog purchaser protection, Attorney General duties and records and penalties 1997-28 June 25 SB423 PN1195 Immediately Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--Sunday service of process, first degree murder sentencing and victims exclusion from trials 1997-29 June 25 SB875 PN1187 July 1, 1997 Pennsylvania Health Care Insurance Portability Act--enactment 1997-30 June 25 HB8 PN2075 Immediately* Public School Code of 1949--omnibus amendments 1997-31 June 25 HB77 PN1980 Immediately Barry A. King, Mifflin-South Centre Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Bridges--designations and transfer of roads in Adams County 1997-32 June 25 HB86 PN2021 Immediately* Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments 1997-33 June 25 HB87 PN2019 Immediately Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--presigned extradition waiver and postconviction relief 1997-34 June 25 HB337 PN1483 60 days Pennsylvania Human Relations Act--advertising, limitations and civil penalties 1997-35 June 25 HB385 PN428 Immediately Premarital tests--repeal of statutes 1997-36 June 25 HB479 PN2016 60 days First Class Township Code, The--tapping fees assessment and contracts 1997-37 June 25 HB711 PN1343 60 days Deaf and Hearing Impaired--office and advisory council redesignation and expiration date 1997-38 June 25 HB798 PN1065 Immediately Pennsylvania Conservation Corps Act--omnibus amendments 1997-39 June 25 HB924 PN1038 Immediately Department of Conservation and Natural Resources--distribution, publication and copying of surveys 1997-40 June 25 HB1055 PN1985 Immediately Insurance Department Act of 1921, The--omnibus amendments 1997-41 June 25 HB1160 PN1981 Immediately State Government (71 Pa.C.S.)--vestee classification for certain medical treatment employes affected by mergers 1997-42 June 25 HB1341 PN1623 Immediately Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)--retail theft 1997-43 June 25 HB1375 PN1616 Immediately Commonwealth Agency Adjudicatory Expenses Award Law--expiration date of act extended *with exceptions
1997 VETOES--Vetoes 1 and 2 (numerical)
Veto Veto Bill Printer's Subject No. Date No. No. Matter 1997-1 June 25 SB200 PN1172 Pennsylvania Election Code--omnibus amendments 1997-2 June 25 HB502 PN2071 General County Assessment Law, The--omnibus amendments
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, (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, (717) 787-5320.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 97-1111. Filed for public inspection July 11, 1997, 9:00 a.m.]
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