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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 97-1111


Recent Actions During the 1997 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[27 Pa.B. 3424]

   The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 1997 Regular Session.

1997 ACTS--Acts 23 through 43 (numerical)

1997-23June 24HB1414PN1979July 1, 1997Job Enhancement Act--omnibus amendments
1997-24June 25SB7PN1186ImmediatelyRegulatory Review Act--omnibus amendments
1997-25June 25SB126PN1171ImmediatelyProject 70 lands--Clinton, Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties
1997-26June 25SB135PN113560 daysCrimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments
1997-27June 25SB182PN94860 daysUnfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law--dog purchaser protection, Attorney General duties and records and penalties
1997-28June 25SB423PN1195ImmediatelyJudicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--Sunday service of process, first degree murder sentencing and victims exclusion from trials
1997-29June 25SB875PN1187July 1, 1997Pennsylvania Health Care Insurance Portability Act--enactment
1997-30June 25HB8PN2075Immediately*Public School Code of 1949--omnibus amendments
1997-31June 25HB77PN1980ImmediatelyBarry A. King, Mifflin-South Centre Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Bridges--designations and transfer of roads in Adams County
1997-32June 25HB86PN2021Immediately*Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments
1997-33June 25HB87PN2019ImmediatelyJudicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--presigned extradition waiver and postconviction relief
1997-34June 25HB337PN148360 daysPennsylvania Human Relations Act--advertising, limitations and civil penalties
1997-35June 25HB385PN428ImmediatelyPremarital tests--repeal of statutes
1997-36June 25HB479PN201660 daysFirst Class Township Code, The--tapping fees assessment and contracts
1997-37June 25HB711PN134360 daysDeaf and Hearing Impaired--office and advisory council redesignation and expiration date
1997-38June 25HB798PN1065ImmediatelyPennsylvania Conservation Corps Act--omnibus amendments
1997-39June 25HB924PN1038ImmediatelyDepartment of Conservation and Natural Resources--distribution, publication and copying of surveys
1997-40June 25HB1055PN1985ImmediatelyInsurance Department Act of 1921, The--omnibus amendments
1997-41June 25HB1160PN1981ImmediatelyState Government (71 Pa.C.S.)--vestee classification for certain medical treatment employes affected by mergers
1997-42June 25HB1341PN1623ImmediatelyCrimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)--retail theft
1997-43June 25HB1375PN1616ImmediatelyCommonwealth Agency Adjudicatory Expenses Award Law--expiration date of act extended
*with exceptions

1997 VETOES--Vetoes 1 and 2 (numerical)

1997-1June 25SB200PN1172Pennsylvania Election Code--omnibus amendments
1997-2June 25HB502PN2071General County Assessment Law, The--omnibus amendments

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, (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, (717) 787-5320.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 97-1111. Filed for public inspection July 11, 1997, 9:00 a.m.]

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