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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 02-1


Recent Actions During the 2001 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[32 Pa.B. 7]

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

2001 GENERAL ACTS ENACTED--ACT 089 through 113

Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter
No. Action Number Number Date
089 Nov 30 SB0100 PN1517 90 days Infant Hearing Education, Assessment, Reporting and Referral (IHEARR) Act--enactment
090 Dec 10 HB0017 PN2740 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.) and Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--intimidation of witnesses or victims and aggravated jury tampering
091 Dec 10 HB0829 PN0923 immediately Emergency Responder Plaza--designation
092 Dec 10 SB0370 PN0383 60 days Medical Practice Act of 1985--athletic trainer certification
093 Dec 10 SB0371 PN0734 60 days Osteopathic Medical Practice Act--athletic trainer certification
094 Dec 13 SB0286 PN1181 60 days Automobile Lemon Law--onmibus amendments
095 Dec 13 HB0846 PN2587 90 days Long-Term Care Resident and Employee Immunization Act--enactment
096 Dec 13 HB0454 PN2967 120 days Bloodborne Pathogen Standard Act--enactment
097 Dec 13 HB0437 PN3044 60 days Agriculture Code (3 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments
098 Dec 13 HB0212 PN3043 immediately Game and Wildlife Code (34 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments
099 Dec 13 SB0837 PN1619 immediately Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Act-- Underground Storage Tank Environmental Cleanup Program
100 Dec 13 SB0372 PN1578 immediately Administrative Code of 1929, The--Pennsylvania State Police repealing limitation on aggregate number
101 Dec 17 SB0216 PN1617 immediately* Associations Code (15 Pa.C.S.) and Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments
102 Dec 17 SB0230 PN0243 immediately Bill of Rights Day--designation
103 Dec 17 SB0280 PN0286 60 days Dog and Cat Product Act--enactment
104 Dec 17 SB0696 PN1618 60 days Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Act--storage tank release notification and environmental media
105 Dec 17 SB0965 PN1538 immediately Legislative Reapportionment--special election to fill General Assembly vacancy under certain circumstances
106 Dec 17 HB1408 PN1654 immediately Public Works Contractors' Bond Law of 1967 --claim enforcement and financial security provided by contractors and bidders
107 Dec 17 HB1405 PN3089 immediately* County Code, The--omnibus amendments
108 Dec 17 HB0476 PN2189 60 days Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole Law--advisory committee membership
109 Dec 17 HB0453 PN3034 immediately Military and Veterans Code (51 Pa.C.S.) --paralyzed veteran's pension eligibility
110 Dec 17 SB1215 PN1582 immediately General Local Government Code (53 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments
111 Dec 17 SB1180 PN1608 immediately Port of Pittsburgh Commission Act--port district definition and economic development projects
112 Dec 17 SB0611 PN1626 immediately Domestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.)-- mandatory inclusion of child medical support and prospective child-care personnel information
113 Dec 17 HB1806 PN3091 immediately Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--costs, Commonwealth portion of fines and filling of new judgeships
*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).

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[Pa.B. Doc. No. 02-1. Filed for public inspection January 4, 2002, 9:00 a.m.]

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