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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 06-2299


Recent Actions during the 2006 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[36 Pa.B. 7107]
[Saturday, November 25, 2006]

   The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2006 Regular Session.

Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter
No. Action Number Number Date
133 Oct 31 HB2001 PN4759 60 days Price Gouging Act--enactment
134 Nov 1 HB0700 PN4887 Immediately* Public Officers (65 Pa.C.S.)--lobbying disclosure
135 Nov 1 SB0862 PN2218 Immediately Amusements (4 Pa.C.S.) and Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)--omnibus amendments
136 Nov 2 HB2699 PN4886 Immediately* Insurance Company Law of 1921--omnibus amendments
137 Nov 9 HB0469 PN4847 Immediately Pennsylvania Election Code--date of application for absentee ballot, voting by absentee electors, canvassing of official absentee ballots and limiting contributions by partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability companies
138 Nov 9 HB0552 PN4879 Immediately* Fiscal Code--authority to invest or reinvest certain moneys, unclaimed property, property held by courts and public officers and agencies and notice and publication of lists
139 Nov 9 HB1112 PN4821 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.) and Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--corrupt organizations, trafficking in persons, authorizing interception of wire, electronic or oral communications, sentencing for trafficking of persons and criminal forfeiture
140 Nov 9 HB1902 PN4662 60 days Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act--sunset for recycling fee and for performance grants for municipal recycling programs
141 Nov 9 HB2090 PN2880 60 days Game and Wildlife Code (34 Pa.C.S.)--powers of director of Pennsylvania Game Commission
142 Nov 9 HB2185 PN4817 Immediately County Code--excluded provisions, required financial reporting and assessments of signs and sign structures
143 Nov 9 HB2447 PN3982 Immediately Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)--collection of restitution, reparation, fees, costs, fines and penalties and sexual offenders registration information on the Internet
144 Nov 9 HB2639 PN4878 120 days Clinical Laboratory Act--glomerular filtration rate testing
145 Nov 9 HB2667 PN4848 60 days Housing Authorities Law--powers of authority and mixed-use projects
146 Nov 9 HB2670 PN4849 180 days Domestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.)--grounds for involuntary termination of parental rights, mandatory reporting of substance abuse births, release of information in confidential reports in child protective services, citizen review panels and reports
147 Nov 9 HB2738 PN4760 Immediately* Workers' Compensation Act--schedule of compensation, enforcement of standards, processing of claims, Workers' Compensation Appeal Board, assignment of claims to referees, counsel fees and Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund
148 Nov 9 SB0592 PN2044 Immediately Education (24 Pa.C.S.)--administrative duties of Public School Employees Retirement Board
149 Nov 9 SB1262 PN1877 60 days Fish and Boat Code (30 Pa.C.S.)--chemical testing to determine amounts of alcohol or controlled substances, operating watercraft under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance and aggravated assault by watercraft while operating under influence
150 Nov 9 SB1266 PN2085 60 days Military and Veterans Code (51 Pa.C.S.)--leaves of absence
009 Nov 3 HB0236 PN1949 60 days Regulatory Review Act--proposed regulations, legislative intent and procedure for review
010 Nov 9 HB2202 PN4285 60 days Public Welfare Code--home infusion therapy availability to all eligible recipients
011 Nov 9 HB2282 PN4869 Immediately* Tax Reform Code of 1971--imposition of hotel occupancy tax and classes of income in personal income tax
012 Nov 9 SB0157 PN2206 Immediately Local Tax Enabling Act--local services taxes, emergency and municipal services taxes and occupational privilege taxes
*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.

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[Pa.B. Doc. No. 06-2299. Filed for public inspection November 22, 2006, 9:00 a.m.]

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