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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 96-1830


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

[26 Pa.B. 5226]

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

1996 ACTS--Acts 118 through 128 (numerical)

1996-118Oct. 7SB1332PN220360 days*Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)--determination of driver or applicant incompetancy and judicial review and supersedeas
1996-119Oct. 7SB1431PN2131120 daysDomestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.) and Judiciary and Judicial Procedure (42 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments
1996-120Oct. 16HB1053PN345660 daysReal and Personal Property (68 Pa.C.S.)--operation and suspension of adult-oriented establishments
1996-121Oct. 16HB1886PN393760 daysAgricultural Area Security Law--agricultural security areas and conservation easements
1996-122Oct. 16HB1985PN400060 daysMotor Vehicle Sales Finance Act--repossession of motor vehicle
1996-123Oct. 16SB80PN157890 daysInsurance Company Law of 1921, The--official vehicle inspection station loss of liability insurance; insurer notification to Department of Transportation
1996-124Oct. 16SB434PN230660 daysDomestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments
1996-125Oct. 16SB742PN2132ImmediatelyLocal Government Unit Debt Act--small borrowing for capital purposes
1996-126Oct. 16SB1220PN2303ImmediatelyBradford County Veterans Memorial Bridge, Jimmy Stewart Boulevard and Louis A. Magnano Interchange--designations
1996-127Oct. 16SB1433PN220060 daysCharitable Gift Annuity Exemption Act--enactment
1996-128Oct. 16SB1466PN231060 daysCrimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)--theft of trade secrets, trademark counterfeiting, expungement of criminal records and penalties
*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 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. 96-1830. Filed for public inspection November 1, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]

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