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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 98-1051


Recent Actions During the 1998 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[28 Pa.B. 3018]

   The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 1998 Regular Session.

1998 ACTS--ACTS 63 through 91 (numerical)

1998-63 June 5 SB97 PN1417 60 days Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S)--government agency appeals and editorial changes
1998-64June 5SB1168 PN1990 Immediately Conveyance--Commonwealth property in Fayette and York counties
1998-65 June 11 HB80 PN3187 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)--unauthorized school bus entry
1998-66 June 11 HB1756 PN3524 60 days Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole Law--power to parole
1998-67 June 11 SB770 PN2001 60 days Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S)--arraignment by audio-video communication
1998-68 June 17 SB91 PN2082 Immediately* Insurance Company Law of 1921, The-- omnibus amendments
1998-69 June 18 SB540 PN569 60 days Real Estate Tax Sale Law--limitations on owners and purchases from repository for unsold property
1998-70 June 18 SB543 PN2054 Immediately* Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments
1998-71 June 18 HB135 PN3736 Immediately*Administrative Code of 1929, The-- osteoporosis prevention and education program
1998-72 June 18 HB1108 PN3647 Immediately* County Code, The--assistant district attorneys and contract procedures
1998-73 June 18 HB1480 PN3643 60 days Names (54 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments
1998-74 June 18 HB1502 PN3699 Immediately* Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code (20 Pa.C.S.)--anatomical gifts and Organ Donation Awareness Trust Fund contributions
1998-75 June 18 HB1597 PN3672 Immediately* Public Bathing Law--lifeguard requirements and swimming pool pesticides
1998-76 June 18 HB1778 PN3738 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)--terroristic threats and obscene and other sexual materials
1998-77 June 18 HB1979 PN3645 Immediately Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S)--twenty year limitation expiration date extended
1998-78 June 18SB185 PN2083 Immediately Highway Capital Budget Project Itemization Act of 1996--1997--enactment
1998-79 June 18 SB220 PN2075 Immediately* County Code, The--omnibus amendments
1998-80 June 18 SB252 PN2023 60 days Death penalty--execution procedure and method
1998-81 June 18 SB253 PN254 60 days Sunshine Act--political subdivision defined
1998-82 June 18 SB284 PN2028 Immediately Municipal Pension Plan Funding Standard and Recovery Act--omnibus amendments
1998-83 June 18 SB420 PN2021 60 days Names (54 Pa.C.S)--name change orders procedure
1998-84 June 18 SB640 PN2065 Immediately* Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S)--omnibus amendments
1998-85 June 18 SB888 PN2036 Immediately* Boiler and Unfired Pressure Vessel Law--enactment
1998-86 June 18 SB1164 PN2077 Immediately* Liquor Code--omnibus amendments
1998-87 June 18 SB1203 PN1794 60 days Public Television Network System Law-- commission composition and members' terms
1998-88 June 18 SB1269 PN1972 Immediately Education (24 Pa.C.S) and State Government (71 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments
1998-89 June 18 SB1296 PN2073 60 days Second Class County Code--county employee retirement allowances and appointment of joint tax collector
1998-90 June 18 SB1423 PN1922 Immediately Agriculture-Linked Investment Program Act--omnibus amendments
1998-91 June 18 HB10 PN3739 Jan. 1, 1999 Fish and Boat Code (30 Pa.C.S.)--dam marking

1998 APPROPRIATIONS--ACTS 41A through 43A (numerical)

1998-41A June 18 HB2355 PN3387 July 1, 1998 Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission --operation
1998-42A June 18 HB2356 PN3618 July 1, 1998 Office of Consumer Advocate--operation
1998-43A June 18 HB2541 PN3454 Immediately Department of Labor and Industry--operation

1998 JOINT RESOLUTIONS--JR 2 and 3 (numerical)

1998-JR2 June 9 SB555 PN1988 Trial by jury--rights of Commonwealth
1998-JR3 June 10 HB114 PN3694 Legislative reapportionment and judicial retirement--Legislative Reapportionment Commission organization and functions and judges and district justices retirement
* 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. 98-1051. Filed for public inspection July 2, 1998, 9:00 a.m.]

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