THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions During the 1998 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[28 Pa.B. 2281]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 1998 Regular Session.
1998 ACTS--Acts 45 through 49 (numerical)
Act Enactment Bill Printer's Effective Subject No. Date No. No. Date Matter 1998-45 April 23 HB1766 PN3386 Immediately* Tax Reform Code of 1971--omnibus amendments 1998-46 April 27 SB494 PN1913 Immediately* Public School Code of 1949--omnibus amendments 1998-47 April 29 SB506 PN533 60 days Third Class City Code, The--delinquent local taxes defined 1998-48 April 29 SB509 PN536 60 days Third Class City Code, The--repeal of provisions relating to redemption of lands 1998-49 April 29 HB1633 PN3263 Immediately Military and Veterans Code (51 Pa.C.S.)--Deputy Adjutant General for Veterans' Affairs powers and duties and short title change
1998 APPROPRIATIONS--Acts 6A through 19A (numerical)
Act Enactment Bill Printer's Effective Subject No. Date No. No. Date Matter 1998-6A April 22 HB2281 PN3395 Immediately* General Appropriation Act of 1998--enactment 1998-7A April 29 HB2358 PN3081 July 1, 1998 Pennsylvania State University--operation, instruction and research 1998-8A April 29 HB2360 PN3083 July 1, 1998 Temple University--operation and instruction, etc. 1998-9A April 29 HB2366 PN3089 July 1, 1998 Burn Foundation--treatment 1998-10A April 29 HB2367 PN3090 July 1, 1998 University of Pennsylvania--cardiovascular studies 1998-11A April 29 HB2368 PN3091 July 1, 1998 Central Penn Oncology Group--operation 1998-12A April 29 HB2369 PN3092 July 1, 1998 Fox Chase Institute for Cancer Research--operation and maintenance 1998-13A April 29 HB2370 PN3093 July 1, 1998 Lancaster Cleft Palate--treatment 1998-14A April 29 HB2371 PN3094 July 1, 1998 Pittsburgh Cleft Palate--treatment 1998-15A April 29 HB2372 PN3095 July 1, 1998 Children's Institute, The--operation 1998-16A April 29 HB2373 PN3096 July 1, 1998 St. Christopher's Hospital--operation, maintenance, treatment and handicapped children's clinic 1998-17A April 29 HB2374 PN3097 July 1, 1998 St. Francis Hospital--cardiovascular studies 1998-18A April 29 HB2375 PN3098 July 1, 1998 Jefferson Medical College and Hospital--Tay-Sachs disease program 1998-19A April 29 HB2376 PN3099 July 1, 1998 Wistar Institute-Research--operation, maintenance and AIDS research
* 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).
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.
Legislative Reference Bureau
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 98-763. Filed for public inspection May 15, 1998, 9:00 a.m.]
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