THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions during the 2014 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[44 Pa.B. 7164]
[Saturday, November 15, 2014]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during 2014 Regular Session
Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter No. Action Number Number Date 2014 General Acts of Regular Session Enacted—Act 140 through 192
140 Oct 14 HB0241 PN4153 Immediately Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—requirement for commercial driver's license 141 Oct 14 HB0359 PN2967 60 days Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act—registration of charitable organizations, financial reports, fees and failure to file 142 Oct 14 HB0473 PN3893 Immediately* Mechanics' Lien Law of 1963—state construction notices directory, failure to file notice of furnishing, notice of commencement and notice of furnishing, notice of completion for informational purposes and prohibition 143 Oct 14 HB2204 PN3526 Immediately Early Intervention Services System Act—child identification, assessment and tracking system 144 Oct 14 HB2353 PN3854 Immediately Insurance Department Act of 1921—injunctions and orders, fraudulent transfers prior to petition and voidable preferences and liens 145 Oct 14 SB0799 PN1985 60 days Self-Service Storage Facility Act—enforcement of lien, notice and limitation on liability of owner 146 Oct 14 SB0814 PN1625 Immediately Board of Vehicles Act—grounds for disciplinary proceedings and requirements for out-of-State recreational vehicle dealers for recreational vehicle shows, recreational vehicle off-premise sales, recreational exhibitions and recreational vehicle rallies 147 Oct 14 SB1224 PN1950 60 days Military Affairs (51 Pa.C.S.)—assisted living residence and personal home care 148 Oct 15 HB1654 PN2274 60 days Newborn Child Testing Act—newborn child screening and follow-up program 149 Oct 21 HB0201 PN4238 Immediately* Procurement (62 Pa.C.S.)—competitive sealed proposals, investment activities in Iran and civil penalties 150 Oct 21 SB0508 PN2354 Immediately Crime Victims Act—revictimization relief 151 Oct 22 HB0090 PN4253 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—administrative subpoena and civil action 152 Oct 22 HB0402 PN3881 60 days Recording of Surrender Documents from Oil and Natural Gas Lease Act—enactment 153 Oct 22 HB0435 PN4225 Immediately* Domestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments 154 Oct 22 HB0573 PN4170 60 days* Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—neighborhood electric vehicles, operation of pedalcycles with electric assist and operation of vehicle without official certificate of inspection 155 Oct 22 HB0939 PN4250 60 days Public Utility Code (66 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments 156 Oct 22 HB1067 PN1294 Immediately Taxpayer Relief Act—definition of ''income'' 157 Oct 22 HB1363 PN4241 60 days Abandoned and Blighted Property Conservatorship Act—initiation of action, appointment of conservator, powers and duties of conservator, incurring indebtedness and sale of property 158 Oct 22 HB1436 PN4244 180 days Medical Foods Insurance Coverage Act—medical foods insurance coverage, cost-sharing provisions, regulations and applicability 159 Oct 22 HB1440 PN1951 Immediately Pennsylvania Construction Code Act—definition of ''agricultural building'' 160 Oct 22 HB1543 PN4242 Immediately Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act—procedures for registration as a contractor and home improvement contracts 161 Oct 22 HB1550 PN4270 Immediately* Commerce and Trade (12 Pa.C.S.) and Public Authorities and Quasi-Public Corporations (64 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments 162 Oct 22 HB1565 PN4258 60 days Clean Streams Law—potential pollution 163 Oct 22 HB1567 PN3126 60 days Pertussis Education Act—enactment 164 Oct 22 HB1590 PN4150 Immediately* Local Tax Collection Law—basic and continuing education programs for tax collectors, criminal history record information, notice of taxes and deputy tax collectors 165 Oct 22 HB1672 PN4255 60 days State Agency Green Technology Implementation Act—enactment 166 Oct 22 HB1702 PN4151 180 days Pennsylvania Community Adult Respite Services Program Act—enactment 167 Oct 22 HB1714 PN4271 60 days Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951—disposition of abandoned personal property 168 Oct 22 HB1816 PN4276 60 days Public School Code of 1949—employment history review, electronic public safety and criminal justice information, continuing professional development, baccalaureate certification basic skills and Pennsylvania school leadership standards 169 Oct 22 HB1907 PN3334 180 days Hospital Observation Status Consumer Notification Act—enactment 170 Oct 22 HB2092 PN4273 60 days Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—examination of applicant for driver's license and requirement for commercial driver's license 171 Oct 22 HB2120 PN4257 60 days General Local Government Code (53 Pa.C.S.)—asset attachment, duty of out-of-State owners of property in this Commonwealth and duty of association and trust owners 172 Oct 22 HB2234 PN3746 Immediately* Associations Code (15 Pa.C.S.) and Names (54 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments 173 Oct 22 HB2278 PN3838 Immediately* Unconventional Well Report Act—enactment 174 Oct 22 HB2310 PN4274 Immediately* Conveyances—Commonwealth property in multiple counties 175 Oct 22 HB2354 PN3898 Immediately Pennsylvania Greenhouse Gas Regulation Implementation Act—enactment 176 Oct 22 SB0027 PN2369 Dec. 31, 2014 Domestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.)—exchange of information 177 Oct 22 SB0083 PN2323 May 1, 2015 Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—regulation and operation of neighborhood electric vehicles 178 Oct 22 SB0771 PN1797 60 days Administrative Code of 1929—State Geospatial Coordinating Board 179 Oct 22 SB0807 PN2338 60 days Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors Act—omnibus amendments 180 Oct 22 SB1129 PN2276 Immediately Military and Veterans Code (51 Pa.C.S.)—paralyzed veteran's pension 181 Oct 22 SB1290 PN2320 60 days Kelsey Smith Act—enactment 182 Oct 22 SB1356 PN2003 60 days Unfair Insurance Practices Act—definitions of ''affiliated insurer'' and ''renewal'' or ''to renew'' 183 Oct 22 SB1357 PN2004 60 days Insurance Company Law of 1921—definitions of ''affiliated insurer'' and ''renewal'' or ''to renew'' 184 Oct 27 HB1846 PN4314 60 days Workers' Compensation Act—schedule of compensation and use of savings 185 Oct 27 HB2345 PN3730 60 days Uniform Commercial Code (13 Pa.C.S.) and Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—construction, required disclosures in connection with rental-purchase agreement and lessee's right to acquire ownership 186 Oct 27 SB0428 PN2321 60 days Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code (20 Pa.C.S.)—pooled trusts for persons with disabilities 187 Oct 27 SB0720 PN2358 Immediately Health and Safety (35 Pa.C.S.)—general authority of governor, disaster emergency assistance and Public Disaster Assistance Grant Program 188 Oct 27 SB1135 PN2269 60 days Housing Authorities Law—establishment of rentals and selection of tenants and veteran preferences 189 Oct 27 SB1239 PN2396 Immediately* Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—occupational limited license, grading of prior offenses and reports by courts 190 Oct 27 SB1355 PN2319 Immediately Radiation Protection Act—nuclear facility and transport fees 191 Oct 27 SB1180 PN2393 Immediately* Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions Program (ABC-MAP) Act—enactment 192 Oct 28 HB0080 PN4248 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—criminal trespass and penalties
* 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 date of statutes).
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VINCENT C. DeLIBERATO, Jr.,
Legislative Reference Bureau
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-2348. Filed for public inspection November 14, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]
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