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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 01-1117


Recent Actions During the 2001 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[31 Pa.B. 3304]

   The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2001 Regular Session

2001 General Acts Enacted--Act 012 through 018

Doc.Date ofBillPrinter'sEffectiveSubject
No.ActionNumberNumberDate Matter
012May 30HB0421PN1787immediatelyConveyance--Commonwealth property in Bedford County
013May 30HB0193PN017360 daysGeneral Local Government Code (53 Pa.C.S.)--recognition by Commonwealth departments and agencies
014May 30HB0101PN144830 daysAgricultural Area Security Law--omnibus amendments
015May 30HB0062PN1879immediatelyConveyance--Commonwealth property in Washington County
016Jun 8HB0023PN2032immediately Second Class County Code--optional assessed value limitations and assessment appeals deadline extension
017Jun 8HB0103PN2033immediately*Highways and bridges--name designations
018Jun 8SB0330PN0817immediately*Commercial Code (13 Pa.C.S.), etc.--omnibus amendments

   * with exceptions

Effective Dates of Statutes

   The effective dates specified 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. 01-1117. Filed for public inspection June 22, 2001, 9:00 a.m.]

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