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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 05-2191


Recent Actions during the 2005 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[35 Pa.B. 6491]

   The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2005 Regular Session.

Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter
No. Action Number Number Date
2005 GENERAL ACTS ENACTED--ACT 068 through 072
068 Nov 16 HB0127 PN2996 60 days Resource Family and Adoption Process Act--enactment
069 Nov 16 HB0761 PN2998 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.) and Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--invasion of privacy and actions involving products or services used to invade privacy
070 Nov 16 HB1361 PN1636 ImmediatelyCommunity Services Block Grant Act--expiration date
071 Nov 16 HB1743 PN2944Immediately Second Class County Code--assessment limits and effective appeal, escrow and payment under protest
072 Nov 16 HB1956 PN3104 Immediately Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.), Legislature (46 Pa.C.S.) and State Government (71 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments and reenacting and amending Public Official Compensation Law

   *denotes an effective date 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, PHMC, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0053, 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. 05-2191. Filed for public inspection December 2, 2005, 9:00 a.m.]

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