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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 12-2185


Recent Actions during the 2012 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[42 Pa.B. 7003]
[Saturday, November 10, 2012]

 The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2012 Regular Session

Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter
No. Action Number Number Date
2012 General Acts of Regular Session Enacted—Act 144 through 205
144 Oct 8 HB0728 PN3887 Immediately Combustible and Flammable Liquids Act—regulations, prohibitions and signage requirements for retail service stations
145 Oct 8 HB1478 PN1785 60 days County Code—hotel room rental tax
146 Oct 8 HB1617 PN3058 90 days Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—suspension of operating privilege for failure to respond to citation
147 Oct 8 SB0367 PN2349 Immediately Indigenous Mineral Resources Development Act—enactment
148 Oct 24 HB0140 PN4213 90 days Methadone Death and Incident Review Act—enactment
149 Oct 24 HB1310 PN3893 60 days Liquor Code—limiting number of retail licenses to be issued in each county
150 Oct 24 HB1417 PN2634 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.), Fish and Boat Code (30 Pa.C.S.) and Game and Wildlife Code (34 Pa.C.S)—omnibus amendments
151 Oct 24 HB1548 PN4148 90 days Child Labor Act—enactment
152 Oct 24 HB1616 PN3330 90 days Associations Code (15 Pa.C.S.)—benefit corporations
153 Oct 24 HB1682 PN4185 60 days Real and Personal Property (68 Pa.C.S.)—creation of land banks for the conversion of vacant or tax-delinquent properties into productive use
154 Oct 24 HB1718 PN3804 60 days Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code—contents of subdivision and land development ordinance, completion of improvements or guarantee thereof prerequisite to final plat approval and release from improvement bond
155 Oct 24 HB1719 PN3805 60 days General Local Government Code (53 Pa.C.S.)—purposes and powers of municipal authorities
156 Oct 24 HB1767 PN3481 60 days Manufactured Home Community Rights Act—omnibus
157 Oct 24 HB1813 PN4149 60 days Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act—mining permit, reclamation plan and bond and land reclamation financial guarantees
158 Oct 24 HB1830 PN4214 180 days Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—special plates for individuals in the service of the United States Merchant Marine and special plates for United States military airborne units
159 Oct 24 HB1840 PN4061 60 days Steel Products Procurement Act—required contract provisions
160 Oct 24 HB1857 PN4236 60 days General Local Government Code (53 Pa.C.S.)—home rule, tax rates relating to cities and counties of the first class, exemptions from taxation, notices, appeals and certification of values, appeals to court and grantees of real property to register deed
161 Oct 24 HB1868 PN4074 60 days Cosmetology Law—eligibility for examination and limited licenses
162 Oct 24 HB1884 PN4224 Immediately Conveyance—Commonwealth property in multiple counties
163 Oct 24 HB1970 PN4216 60 days Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—vehicles exempt from registration and limits on number of towed vehicles
164 Oct 24 HB1991 PN4174 Immediately Energy Conservation and Assistance Act—verification of eligibility, fraud reporting to Inspector General, conflict of interest policy, weatherization and energy conservation and performance audits by the Auditor General
165 Oct 24 HB2043 PN4218 Immediately General Local Government Code (53 Pa.C.S.)—powers and duties of Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission
166 Oct 24 HB2116 PN3445 Immediately* Local Tax Collection Law—transition from township treasurers to tax collectors in first class townships
167 Oct 24 HB2293 PN4150 Immediately Fish and Boat Code (30 Pa.C.S.)—serious unlawful take, taking or possessing by illegal methods and Lake Erie fishing permits
168 Oct 24 HB2324 PN3399 Immediately Public Auditorium Authorities Law—competition in award of contracts
169 Oct 24 HB2366 PN4085 Immediately Agriculture Code (3 Pa.C.S.)—specific powers and duties of Department of Agriculture and regulations, certified parking meter inspectors and general testing and inspections
170 Oct 24 HB2368 PN4217 60 days Banking Code of 1965—omnibus amendments
171 Oct 24 HB2369 PN3774 60 days Department of Banking Code—omnibus amendments
172 Oct 24 HB2370 PN3763 60 days Loan Interest and Protection Law—residential mortgage interest rates
173 Oct 24 HB2371 PN4151 60 days Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—width of vehicles
174 Oct 24 HB2372 PN4219 Immediately* Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—vehicles exempt from registration, farm vehicles, requirement for periodic inspection of vehicles, operation of vehicle without official certificate of inspection, width of vehicles and length of vehicles
175 Oct 24 HB2407 PN3670 Immediately Older Adults Protective Services Act—information relating to prospective facility personnel
176 Oct 24 HB2428 PN4076 60 days Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—issuance and content of driver's licenses
177 Oct 24 HB2460 PN4220 60 days Multiple bridge and highway designations
178 Oct 24 HB2467 PN4079 60 days Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—transfer of vehicle ownership and certificate of salvage required
179 Oct 24 HB2530 PN4056 60 days Pennsylvania Construction Code Act—administration and enforcement
180 Oct 24 HB2565 PN4058 60 days Agriculture Code (3 Pa.C.S.)—required licenses and registration of food establishments
181 Oct 24 HB2591 PN3980 Dec. 31, 2012 Military and Veterans Code (51 Pa.C.S.) and State Government (71 Pa.C.S.)—calculation of military members' State Employees' Retirement System benefits
182 Oct 24 HB2630 PN4235 Immediately* Animal Destruction Method Authorization Law—omnibus amendments
183 Oct 24 SB0079 PN2431 60 days Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—foreign depositions and subpoenas
184 Oct 24 SB0444 PN2433 60 days Local Option Small Games of Chance Act—omnibus amendments
185 Oct 24 SB0623 PN2454 60 days Military and Veterans Code (51 Pa.C.S.)—contracting with veteran-owned small businesses and duties on Department of General Services and other Commonwealth purchasing agencies
186 Oct 24 SB1144 PN2077 60 days Health Security Act—prohibiting insurers from setting fees for noncovered dentist services
187 Oct 24 SB1147 PN2453 60 days Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments
188 Oct 24 SB1185 PN2274 Immediately* First Class Township Code—appointment of township treasurers and election of tax collectors and duties and authority of the board of township commissioners
189 Oct 24 SB1255 PN2170 60 days Elections (25 Pa.C.S.)—Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act
190 Oct 24 SB1298 PN2410 Immediately Pennsylvania Farmland and Forest Land Assessment Act of 1974—roll-back taxes and special circumstances and appeals
191 Oct 24 SB1345 PN2285 60 days Wireless Broadband Collocation Act—enactment
192 Oct 24 SB1442 PN2386 One year Military and Veterans Code (51 Pa.C.S.)—Pennsylvania Code of Military Justice and State Military and Justice Fund
193 Oct 24 SB1480 PN2074 Immediately Capital Budget Act of 2012-2013—enactment
194 Oct 24 SB1531 PN2388 30 days Military and Veterans Code (51 Pa.C.S.) and Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—funds for Veterans' Trust Fund, contributions to Veterans' Trust Fund and special plates for veterans
195 Oct 24 SB1572 PN2322 Immediately Qualifications for appointment in competitive class of civil service
196 Oct 25 HB0135 PN4060 60 days Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Deliquency Law—omnibus amendments
197 Oct 25 HB0235 PN4233 60 days National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline Notification Act—enactment
198 Oct 25 HB0815 PN4234 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—offense of sexual abuse of children and offense of transmission of sexually explicit images by minor
199 Oct 25 HB0898 PN0954 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—sale or transfer of firearms
200 Oct 25 HB1121 PN4147 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.) and Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—offense of recruiting criminal gang members and sentencing for offenses committed in association with a criminal gang
201 Oct 25 HB1794 PN2472 60 days HIV-Related Testing for Sex Offenders Act—enactment
202 Oct 25 HB2400 PN4083 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amend-ments
203 Oct 25 SB0086 PN1680 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.) and Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments
204 Oct 25SB0850 PN2475 Immediately* Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.), Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.) and Prisons and Parole Code (61 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments
205 Oct 25 SB0941 PN2419 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—public drunkenness and similar misconduct and purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of liquor or malt or brewed beverages

* 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).

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[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-2185. Filed for public inspection November 9, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]

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