THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions during 2013 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[43 Pa.B. 3930]
[Saturday, July 13, 2013]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during 2013 Regular Session
Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter No. Action Number Number Date 2013 General Acts of Regular Session Enacted—Act 012 through 031
012 Jun 10 HB1029 PN1220 60 days Rates of pilotage for the Port of Philadelphia 013 Jun 17 HB0818 PN0928 60 days Insurance (40 Pa.C.S.)—compliance with Federal health care legislation 014 Jun 18 HB0492 PN1424 Sept 1, 2013 Crime Victims Act—petitions to deny parole upon expiration of minimum sentence 015 Jun 19 HB0040 PN0538 60 days CPA Law—certificate requirements, equivalency practice for individuals and equivalency practice for firms and entities 016 Jun 19 SB0196 PN0716 Immediately Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority Act—definitions, financial assistance and annual report 017 Jun 19 SB0334 PN1143 Immediately Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments 018 Jun 19 SB0679 PN0654 Immediately Lieutenant Colonel B.D. ''Buzz'' Wagner Memorial Highway—designation 019 Jun 24 HB0084 PN0062 Immediately Agricultural Area Security Law—purchase of agricultural conservation easements and abrogating regulations 020 Jun 24 HB0293 PN1730 60 days Specialist Kenneth Wayne Lampman, Sr., Memorial Bridge, Specialist Gerald Duane Stonemetz Memorial Bridge, Specialist Clark Robert Douglas Memorial Bridge and Private First Class Berwyn Gaylord Cole Memorial Bridge—designations 021 Jun 24 HB0987 PN1151 Immediately George E. Logue, Sr., Memorial Bridge—designation 022 Jun 24 SB0194 PN0135 Immediately Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (Mcare) Act—repealing provisions relating to reports to commissioner and claims information 023 Jun 24 SB0371 PN0427 Immediately* Savings Association Code of 1967—repealed 024 Jun 24 SB0419 PN1158 Jan 1, 2014 Extending the date for validation of certain conveyances and other instruments 025 Jun 24 SB0644 PN1173 60 days Agriculture Code (3 Pa.C.S.) and Game and Wildlife Code (34 Pa.C.S.)—swine hunting preserves and further providing for the definition of ''wild animals'' 026 Jun 24 SB0865 PN0976 60 days The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act—penalties involving liquefied ammonia gas, precursors and chemicals 027 Jun 27 HB0326 PN1130 Immediately County Code—governing board of the convention center authority 028 Jun 27 HB0571 PN0633 60 days SFC Sidney N. Hamer Memorial Bridge—designation 029 Jun 27 HB0891 PN1945 60 days Game and Wildlife Code (34 Pa.C.S.)—violations 030 Jun 27 SB0381 PN0314 July 1, 2013 Uniform Commercial Code (13 Pa.C.S.), Fish and Boat Code (30 Pa.C.S.) and Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments 031 Jun 27 SB0526 PN1156 Immediately Agriculture Code (3 Pa.C.S.)—definitions and sanitation standards 2013 Joint Resolutions of Regular Session Passed—JR 001
001 Jun 5 SB0333 PN0311 Constitution of Pennsylvania—elimination of Traffic Court of Philadelphia
* denotes an effective date with exceptions
Effective Dates of Statutes
The effective dates specified previously 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 (Department) 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.
VINCENT C. DELIBERATO, Jr.,
Legislative Reference Bureau
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 13-1236. Filed for public inspection July 12, 2013, 9:00 a.m.]
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