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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 14-310


Recent Actions during the 2014 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[44 Pa.B. 881]
[Saturday, February 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 001 through 005
001 Jan 22 HB0807 PN0918 60 days Health and Safety (35 Pa.C.S.)—volunteer firefighters' relief association funds
002 Jan 22 HB1529 PN2039 60 days Second Class Township Code—filing and recording of ordinances
003 Jan 22 HB1656 PN2276 Immediately Repealing the act requiring physicians to obtain informed consent from patients for treatment of breast disease
004 Jan 22 SB0029 PN1474 90 days Domestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.)—mandatory reporting of infants born and identified as being affected by illegal substance abuse
005 Jan 22 SB0689 PN0677 90 days Domestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.)—prevention of abduction of children

 * 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 $25.

 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 $25, payable to the ''Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.''

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[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-310. Filed for public inspection February 14, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]

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