THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions during the 2006 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[36 Pa.B. 7535]
[Saturday, December 16, 2006]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2006 Regular Session.
Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter No. Action Number Number Date 2006 GENERAL ACTS OF REGULAR SESSION ENACTED--ACT 151 through 189
151 Nov 20 SB0854 PN2207 Immediately Tax Reform Code of 1971--personal income tax and strategic development areas 152 Nov 22 SB1166 PN2257 Immediately Capital Budget and Project Itemization Act of 2006-2007--enactment 153 Nov 29 HB0105 PN4946 60 days Procurement (62 Pa.C.S.--cooperative purchase of fire, rescue and ambulance company supplies 154 Nov 29 HB0183 PN4383 60 days Local taxing options and land trusts 155 Nov 29 HB0446 PN4948 Immediately Liquor Code--omnibus amendments 156 Nov 29 HB0854 PN4867 180 days Public Utility Confidential Security Information Disclosure Protection Act--enactment 157 Nov 29 HB0881 PN4940 Jan 1, 2007 Pennsylvania Construction Code Act--administration and enforcement, applications and inspections, changes in Uniform Construction Code, appeals, education and training programs and exemptions 158 Nov 29 HB2003 PN2754 60 days County Code--assistant county solicitors 159 Nov 29 HB2133 PN4822 Immediately* Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments 160 Nov 29 HB2134 PN4868 Immediately* Social Security Number Privacy Act--enactment 161 Nov 29 HB2296 PN4944 Immediately* Military and Veterans Code (51 Pa.C.S.)--retention of licenses of persons entering military service, disabled veterans' real estate tax exemption and duty of commission 162 Nov 29 HB2563 PN3806 60 days Game and Wildlife Code (34 Pa.C.S.)--possession of firearm for protection of self or others 163 Nov 29 SB0180 PN2238 Jan 1, 2007 Credit Reporting Agency Law--enactment 164 Nov 29 SB0198 PN0787 Immediately Floral Transaction and Consumer Protection Act--enactment 165 Nov 29 SB0439 PN2203 60 days Sexual Assault Testing and Evidence Collection Act--enactment 166 Nov 29 SB0513 PN1717 60 days Second Class Township Code--removing references to elected assessors 167 Nov 29 SB0514 PN2124 60 days Fourth to Eighth Class County Assessment Law--omnibus amendments 168 Nov 29 SB0583 PN2214 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)--racketeering activity, arson and related offenses and unsworn falsification to authorities 169 Nov 29 SB0628 PN2117 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.) and Pro- bate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code (20 Pa.C.S.)--neglect of care-dependent person, living wills and health care powers of attorney, implementation of out-of-hospital nonresuscitation 170 Nov 29 SB0655 PN2171 60 days Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law--general powers of State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists and continuing education requirements 171 Nov 29 SB0665 PN1260 60 days Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code (20 Pa.C.S.)--grant of letters of administration and administration of estates 172 Nov 29 SB0669 PN2250 60 days Administrative Law and Procedure (2 Pa.C.S.) and Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--court and administrative proceedings interpreters 173 Nov 29 SB0770 PN2215 120 days Electronic Transactions Act--definition of ''United States Postal Service Electronic Postmark'' and acceptance and distribution of electronic records 174 Nov 29 SB0811 PN1814 60 days County Pension Law--transfers between certain classes and additional class options 175 Nov 29 SB0845 PN2100 60 days Domestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.)--court-appointed child custody health care or behavioral health practitioners 176 Nov 29 SB0860 PN2091 180 days Plain Language Consumer Contract Act--contractual 177 Nov 29 SB0922 PN2046 60 days Children's Trust Fund Act--Children's Trust Fund Board powers and duties and Department of Public Welfare powers and duties 178 Nov 29 SB0944 PN2099 Jan 1, 2007 Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.) and Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments 179 Nov 29 SB1054 PN2247 Immediately* Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.), Domestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.) and Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments 180 Nov 29 SB1095 PN2113 60 days Rail Freight Preservation and Improvement Act--program authority and definitions 181 Nov 29 SB1104 PN2127 Immediately* Underground Utility Line Protection Law--omnibus amendments 182 Nov 29 SB1139 PN2249 Immediately Tax Reform Code of 1971--classes of income in personal income tax 183 Nov 29 SB1206 PN2253 Immediately* Canon-McMillan Alumni Bridge, Francis H. ''Bud'' Scherer, Roy W. Cornell, William F. Renwick & Dominic P. Serapiglia Memorial Highways, Dr. Ray F. Birchard Memorial Bridge, Mayor John D. McClelland Honorary Highway, ''Gateways to East/West/PA''--designations 184 Nov 29 SB1209 PN2047 July 1, 2007 Healthy Farms and Healthy Schools Act--enactment 185 Nov 29 SB1218 PN1945 60 days Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law--defining ''internet service provider'' 186 Nov 29 SB1235 PN2106 60 days Acupuncture Registration Act--regulation of the practice of acupuncture and providing for medical diagnosis 187 Nov 29 SB1263 PN1932 60 days Fiscal Code--property subject to custody and control of Commonwealth in abandoned and unclaimed property 188 Nov 29 SB1285 PN2251 Immediately* State Government (71 Pa.C.S.)--credited State service and classes of service 189 Nov 29 SB1331 PN2166 Immediately Tax Reform Code of 1971--exclusions from sales and use tax 2006 VETOES OF REGULAR SESSION OF BILLS--VETO 013
013 Nov 29 HB0471 PN4947 Immediately* Administrative Code of 1929--omnibus amendments
*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).
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, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120, accompanied by a check or money order in the sum of $20, payable to the ''Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.''
ROBERT W. ZECH, Jr.,
Legislative Reference Bureau
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 06-2443. Filed for public inspection December 15, 2006, 9:00 a.m.]
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