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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 96-1131


Recent Actions During the 1996 Regular and Special Sessions of the General Assembly

[26 Pa.B. 3314]

   The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 1996 Regular and Special Sessions.

1996 ACTS--Acts 52 through 66

1996-52June 12SB1371PN2029ImmediatelyAgricultural operation--farm equipment and machinery
1996-53June 12HB406PN3504ImmediatelyAdministrative Code of 1929--omnibus amendments
1996-54June 19HB1047PN1418ImmediatelyPennsylvania Securities Act of 1972--nonprofit organizations prohibited transactions and criminal penalties
1996-55June 19SB1172PN1948ImmediatelyCrimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)--corrupt organizations
1996-56June 19SB698PN2032July 1, 1996Military Affairs (51 Pa.C.S.)--National Guard educational assistance program and powers and duties of Adjutant General, Dept. of Military Affairs and Pa. Higher Education Assistance Agency
1996-57June 24SB801PN2154Immediately*Workers' Compensation Act--omnibus amendments
1996-58June 27SB1353PN2196ImmediatelyCommunity and Economic Development Enhancement Act--enactment
1996-59June 28SB1325PN1609ImmediatelyMiddle Atlantic Interstate Forest Fire Protection Compact Act--admission of other states into compact
1996-60June 28HB2305PN3073July 1, 1996Military personnel--college tuition rates for civilian personnel on active duty
1996-61June 28HB220PN3712ImmediatelyCommonwealth Day of Prayer and Celebration of Religious Freedom--designation
1996-62June 28HB294PN3518ImmediatelySecond Class County Code--omnibus amendments
1996-63June 28HB416PN365360 daysBarbers' License Law--supervision of shops
1996-64June 28HB1823PN360660 daysGame and Wildlife Code (34 Pa.C.S.)--powers and duties of Pennsylvania Game Commission
1996-65June 28HB2261PN2910ImmediatelyWilliam E. Wilson Memorial Bridge--designation
1996-66June 28HB1031PN3809ImmediatelyPublic School Code of 1949--sabbatical leave and rights during leave of absence

*with exceptions


1996-1AJune 28HB37PN37ImmediatelySusquehanna River Basin Commission--flood forecast maps

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, State Records Center Building, 1825 Stanley Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17103, accompanied by a check or money order in the sum of $20, payable to the ''Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.''

Legislative Bills and Documents

   Copies of Senate Bills and Documents may be obtained from: Document Room, Senate of Pennsylvania, Room 34A, Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, telephone (717) 787-6732.

   Copies of House Bills and Documents may be obtained from: Document Room, House of Representatives, 35 Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, telephone (717) 787-5320.

Acting Director

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 96-1131. Filed for public inspection July 12, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]

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