THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions during the 1998 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[28 Pa.B. 1214]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 1998 Regular Session.
1998 ACTS--Acts 14 through 33 (numerical)
Act Enactment Bill Printer's Effective Subject No. Date No. No. Date Matter 1998-14 Feb. 11 SB213 PN1027 60 days G. Donald McLaughlin Memorial Covered Bridge--d esignation 1998-15 Feb. 11 HB440 PN2771 60 days Combustible and Flammable Liquids Act-- enactment 1998-16 Feb. 11 HB909 PN2772 60 days Donald L. Heiter and C. Vance DeiCas Memorial Highways, Technology Way and Louis R. Donahue, Castanea Fireman's and Mifflin County Veterans Memorial Bridges--designation 1998-17 Feb. 12 HB911 PN2877 60 days Public Safety Emergency Telephone Act-- omnibus amendments 1998-18 Feb. 13 HB1760 PN2949 Immediately Pennsylvania Election Code--omnibus amendments 1998-19 Feb. 18 SB635 PN1659 Immediately* Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments 1998-20 Feb. 18 SB1161 PN1542 Immediately Project 70 Land Acquisition and Borrowing Act--release of restrictions and conveyance 1998-21 Feb. 18 SB1209 PN1511 Immediately Conveyance--Commonwealth property in Chester County 1998-22 Feb. 18 HB14 PN2851 Immediately Check Casher Licensing Act--enactment 1998-23 Feb. 18 HB109 PN2852 60 days County Code, The--disaster or emergency aid to municipalities 1998-24 Feb. 18 HB595 PN2765 60 days Municipal Police Pension Law--early retirement 1998-25 Feb. 18 HB985 PN2892 Immediately Liquor Code--omnibus amendments 1998-26 Feb. 18 HB1048 PN2878 Immediately* Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments 1998-27 Feb. 18 HB1111 PN2904 60 days General Local Government Code (53 Pa.C.S.) --public records regulation 1998-28 Feb. 18 HB1113 PN2905 Immediately Local Government--public records regulation 1998-29 Feb. 18 HB1114 PN1260 6 months County records committee--omnibus amendments 1998-30 Feb. 18 HB1116 PN2906 Apr. 1, 1998 Local Government--public records regulation 1998-31 Feb. 18 HB1291 PN2407 60 days Architects Licensure Law--omnibus amendments 1998-32 Feb. 18 HB1495 PN2829 Immediately Conveyance--Commonwealth property in Venango and Lycoming counties and the city of Bethlehem 1998-33 Feb. 18 HB1764 PN2189 Immediately Repeals--obsolete law relating to Harrisburg streets paving and curbing
* 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 of 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.
Legislative Reference Bureau
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 98-369. Filed for public inspection March 6, 1998, 9:00 a.m.]
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