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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 10-860


Recent Actions during the 2010 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[40 Pa.B. 2515]
[Saturday, May 15, 2010]

 The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2010 Regular Session.

Doc. Date of Bill Printer's EffectiveSubject Matter
No. ActionNumberNumberDate
018Apr 29 HB0485 PN3361 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—operation of methamphetamine laboratory and dumping of methamphetamine waste
019 Apr 29 HB0602 PN1153 60 days Dental Law—scope of practice of expanded function of dental assistant and further providing for the State Board of Dentistry
020 Apr 29 HB1030 PN3193 Immediately Conveyance—Commonwealth property in Oil City, Venango County
021 Apr 29 SB0126 PN1740 Immediately* Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act—omnibus amendments
022Apr 29 SB0888 PN1774 60 daysChief Warrant Officer Michael J. Novosel Memorial Bridges—designation

 * 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 $25.

 Requests for annual subscriptions for advance copies of statutes should be sent to the State Bookstore, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0053, accompanied by a check or money order in the sum of $25, payable to the ''Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.''

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[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-860. Filed for public inspection May 14, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]

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