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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-554


Recent Actions during the 2008 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[38 Pa.B. 1437]
[Saturday, March 29, 2008]

   The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2008 Regular Session.

Doc.Date ofBill Printer's EffectiveSubject Matter
No. ActionNumberNumberDate
006Mar 17HB0363 PN042760 days Veterans Bridge--designation
007Mar 17HB1131 PN3178 60 daysSecond Class Township Code--establishment of fire and emergency medical services
008 Mar 17HB1133 PN317960 daysBorough Code--specific powers relating to emergency services
009 Mar 17 HB1134PN318060 daysFirst Class Township Code--specific powers relating to emergency services
010 Mar 17HB1691 PN2225Immediately United States Army Corps of Engineers --held harmless from certain damages arising from certain construction projects
011 Mar 17 SB0917PN1106ImmediatelyConveyance--Commonwealth property in Cambria Township, Cambria County

   *  denotes an effective date with exceptions

Effective Dates of Statutes

   The effective dates specified previously 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 (Department) 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, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120, 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. 08-554. Filed for public inspection March 28, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]

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