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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 21-360



Recent Actions during the 2021 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[51 Pa.B. 1306]
[Saturday, March 13, 2021]

 The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2021 Regular Session:

Doc.  Date of  Bill  Printer's Effective Subject Matter
No. Action Number Number Date
2021 General Acts of Regular Session Enacted—Act 001
001 Feb 5 S0109 PN0144 Immediately Fiscal Code—omnibus amendments
2021 Joint Resolutions of Regular Session Passed—JR 001
001 Feb 5 S0002 PN0086 Constitution of Pennsylvania—prohibition against denial or abridgment of equality of rights because of race and ethnicity, action on concurrent orders and resolutions and disaster emergency declaration and management

 * denotes an effective date with exceptions

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[Pa.B. Doc. No. 21-360. Filed for public inspection March 12, 2021, 9:00 a.m.]

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