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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 11-1928


Recent Actions during the 2011 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[41 Pa.B. 6084]
[Saturday, November 12, 2011]

 The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2011 Regular Session

Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter
No. Action Number Number Date
2011 GENERAL ACTS of Regular Session ENACTED—ACT 076 through 081
076 Oct 5 HB0378 PN0342 60 days Civil Service Act—State Civil Service Commission
077 Oct 5 HB0712 PN0726 60 days Sgt. Edward W. Shaffer Memorial Highway—designation
078 Oct 5 HB1424 PN1852 60 days Agriculture Code (3 Pa.C.S.)—Pennsylvania Preferred Act, enactment
079 Oct 20 SB1151 PN1665 Immediately Municipalities Financial Recovery Act—purpose and legislative intent, fiscal emergencies in third class cities and receivership for third class cities
080 Oct 20 SB0631 PN1033 60 days Medal of Honor Grove Highway—designation
081 Oct 25 HB0009 PN2179 60 days Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—junior driver's license, learners' permits, accident reports and restraint systems
* 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.

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[Pa.B. Doc. No. 11-1928. Filed for public inspection November 11, 2011, 9:00 a.m.]

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