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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 98-2099


Recent Actions During the 1998 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[28 Pa.B. 6288]

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

1998 ACTS--ACTS 113 through 125 (numerical)

1998-113 Dec. 3 SB914 PN2303 60 days Public Utility Code (66 Pa.C.S.)--construction, relocation, suspension and abolition of crossings and related damages
1998-114 Dec. 3 SB101 PN2287 60 days Liquid Fuels Tax Municipal Allocation Law--maintenance of alleys and courts
1998-115 Dec. 3 HB2268 PN3979 July 1, 1999 Domestic Violence Health Care Response Act--enactment
1998-116 Dec. 3 HB2459 PN4118 July 1, 1999 Human Services Development Fund Act--allocations
1998-117 Dec. 3 HB2410 PN3693 60 days Flag display--rules and regulations and validity of ordinances
1998-118 Dec. 3 HB2225 PN2935 Immediately Repeals--obsolete law relating to mode of inquiring into origin of fires
1998-119 Dec. 3 HB2210 PN2920 Immediately Repeals--obsolete law relating to sewage system construction
1998-120 Dec. 3 HB207 PN4171 60 days Prisons--inmate uniform requirements
1998-121 Dec. 3 HB413 PN3735 Immediately* Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments
1998-122 Dec. 3 HB2193 PN3392 Immediately Commerce and Trade (12 Pa.C.S.)--European union member states continuity of contract under monetary union
1998-123 Dec. 3 HB1985 PN3027 60 days Children's Trust Fund Act--Children's Trust Fund Board powers and duties and delegation of votes
1998-124 Dec. 3 HB1479 PN4112 60 days Associations Code (15 Pa.C.S.)--trademark fees and limited liability companies purposes
1998-125 Dec. 3 HB1020 PN4122 Immediately Forest Lands Beautification Act--enactment

1998 APPROPRIATIONS--ACTS 45A and 46A (numerical)

1998-45A Dec. 3 SB867 PN2304 Jan. 1, 1999 Lincoln University--additional appropriation for Jan. 1, 1999 to June 30, 1999
1998-46A Dec. 3 HB2381 PN4052 Immediately Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine--instruction

1998 VETOES--VETO 1 (numerical)

1998-1 Dec. 2 HB907 PN4173 County Code, The--repeals

* 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, (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. 98-2099. Filed for public inspection December 24, 1998, 9:00 a.m.]

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