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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 99-1997


Recent Actions During the 1999 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[29 Pa.B. 5994]

   The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 1999 Regular Session.

1999 ACTS--ACTS 40 through 47

No.DateNo. No.DateMatter
1999-40Oct. 25SB949PN1181ImmediatelyConveyance--Commonwealth property in Chester County
1999-41Nov. 3SB456PN1413Jan. 1, 2000Fish and Boat Code (30 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments
1999-42Nov. 3HB148PN2489Immediately County Code, The--omnibus amendments
1999-43Nov. 10SB392PN1417Immediately Philadelphia Municipal Court Fee Law--initial service of process fee increased
1999-44Nov. 10SB602PN1191ImmediatelyWholesale Prescription Drug Distributors License Act--wholesale distribution of prescription drugs definition
1999-45Nov. 10SB647PN1446Immediately*Pennsylvania Construction Code Act--enactment
1999-46Nov. 10HB394PN248560 daysFirst Class Township Code, The--township secretary election
1999-47Nov. 10HB1692PN2613Immediately*Liquor Code--omnibus amendments


No.DateNo. No.DateMatter
1999-44ANov. 11SB1050PN1385ImmediatelyAmerican Battle Monuments Commission --National World War II Memorial construction
*  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 Reference Bureau

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-1997. Filed for public inspection November 24, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]

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