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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 02-1193


Recent Actions during the 2002 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[32 Pa.B. 3388]

   The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2002 Regular Session.

Date of
Subject Matter

2002 GENERAL ACTS ENACTED--ACT 067 through 073

067 Jun 25 SB1093 PN1524 60 days Recorder of deeds--recording armed forces reserves final
   discharges and reports of separation
068 Jun 25 SB1192 PN1823 immediately Conveyance--Commonwealth property in Chester County
069 Jun 25 SB1249 PN1621 immediately John B. Merrill Parkway--designation
070 Jun 25 SB1171 PN1476 immediately Conveyance--Commonwealth property in Dauphin County
071 Jun 25 SB1184 PN1835 immediately Conveyance--Commonwealth property in Mercer County
072 Jun 25 SB1248 PN1836 immediately Conveyance--Commonwealth property in Bucks County
073 Jun 25 SB1383 PN1880 immediately Project 70 lands--Commonwealth property in Warren County

* 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. 02-1193. Filed for public inspection July 12, 2002, 9:00 a.m.]

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