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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 12-40


Recent Actions during the 2011 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[42 Pa.B. 201]
[Saturday, January 14, 2012]

 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 107 through 134
107 Dec 15 HB0735 PN2093 60 days Game (34 Pa.C.S.)—unlawful acts concerning licenses
108 Dec 15 HB1644 PN2730 Immediately* The County Code—abolishment of jury commissioner and auction of personal property
109 Dec 15 HB1875 PN2437 60 days Mountville Veterans Memorial Bridge— designation
110 Dec 15 SB0361 PN1598 60 days Vital Statistics Law of 1953—disclosure of public records after birth or death
111 Dec 20 SB1183 PN1857 Immediately* Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S), Domestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.), Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.), Law and Justice (44 Pa.C.S.) and Prisons and Parole Code (61 Pa.C.S.)—provisions relating to registration of sexual offenders pursuant to Federal mandate
112 Dec 22 HB0210 PN2503 60 days Family Caregiver Support Act—intent, caregiver support program, reimbursements and entitlement not created
113 Dec 22 HB0242 PN2815 Immediately* Liquor Code—omnibus amendments
114 Dec 22 HB0639 PN0640 60 days General Local Government Code (53 Pa.C.S.)—affordable housing programs fee in cities of first class
115 Dec 22 HB0715 PN0729 Immediately Local Tax Collection Law—collection of municipal taxes by county treasurer
116 Dec 22 HB0755 PN0846 60 days County Code—other meeting expenses paid by counties
117 Dec 22 HB1337 PN1535 60 days Old Possessions Road in Ward Township, Tioga County, turn back from the Commonwealth to Ward Township, Tioga County, powers and duties of Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources
118 Dec 22 HB1792 PN2295 60 days United States Army Specialist Zachariah W. Long Highway—designation
119 Dec 22 SB0242 PN0209 60 days Trooper Stephen R. Gyurke Memorial Bridge—designation
120 Dec 22 SB0366 PN0351 60 days Board of Vehicles Act—licensure and State Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers and Salespersons
121 Dec 22 SB0638 PN1828 30 days Public Welfare Code—mileage reimbursement for individuals receiving methadone treatment
122 Dec 22 SB0732 PN1851 180 days Health Care Facilities Act—licensure, application for license, issuance of license and inspections
123 Dec 22 SB0957 PN1804 60 days Osteopathic Medical Practice Act—State Board of Osteopathic Medicine, athletic trainers and reasons for refusal, revocation or suspension of license
124 Dec 22 SB0967 PN1805 60 days Medical Practice Act of 1985—State Board of Medicine and athletic trainers
125 Dec 22 HB0332 PN2874 60 days Medical Practice Act of 1985—regulation of genetic counselors
126 Dec 22 HB0333 PN2875 60 days Osteopathic Medical Practice Act—regulation of genetic counselors
127 Dec 22 HB0344 PN2816 60 days Gas and Hazardous Liquids Pipelines Act—enactment
128 Dec 22 HB1052 PN2822 120 days Long-Term Care Nursing Facility Independent Informal Dispute Resolution Act—enactment
129 Dec 22 HB1399 PN2891 Immediately* Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—automated red light enforcement systems in first class cities
130 Dec 22 SB1054 PN1190 Immediately Capital Budget Act of 2011-2012—enactment
131 Dec 22 SB1249 PN1869 Immediately Congressional Redistricting Act of 2011— enactment
132 Dec 22 SB1276 PN1780 Immediately County Code—classification of counties
133 Dec 22 SB1335 PN1824 Immediately Banking Code of 1965—names permitted to be used and prohibition of adoption, use or advertisement of certain names, titles and descriptions
134 Dec 22 SB1336 PN1839 Immediately* Accident and Health Filing Reform Act— omnibus amendments

 * 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.

Legislative Reference Bureau

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-40. Filed for public inspection January 13, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]

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