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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 14-109


Recent Actions during the 2013 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[44 Pa.B. 316]
[Saturday, January 18, 2014]

 The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2013 Regular Session

Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter
No. Action Number Number Date
2013 General Acts of Regular Session Enacted—Act 090 through 133
090 Nov 27 HB1098 PN2639 Immediately* Local Option Small Games of Chance Act—omnibus amendments
091 Nov 27 HB0027 PN2064 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—offense of harrassment
092 Nov 27 HB0290 PN2651 60 days Local Option Small Games of Chance Act—omnibus amendments
093 Nov 27 HB0388 PN1794 60 days Municipal Claim and Tax Lien Law—municipal and tax claims and liens
094 Nov 27 HB0390 PN0401 Immediately First and Second Class County Property Tax Relief Act—conditions of deferral or exemption
095 Nov 27 HB0668 PN0756 60 days Second Class Township Code—letting contracts
096 Nov 27 HB0669 PN0757 60 days First Class Township Code—general regulations concerning contracts
097 Nov 27 HB0714 PN0805 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—identity theft
098 Nov 27 HB1128 PN1377 1 year Commerce and Trade (12 Pa.C.S.)—Motor Vehicle Sales Finance Act, Goods and Services Installment Sales Act
099 Nov 27 HB1193 PN2695 Immediately First Class Township Code—removals and appointment, compensation and training of police officers
100 Nov 27 HB1348 PN2680 60 days Medical Practice Act of 1985—physician assistants
101 Nov 27 HB1351 PN2681 60 days Osteopathic Medical Practice Act—physician assistants
102 Nov 27 HB1356 PN1751 Immediately Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—expiration of chapter 57, relating to wiretapping and electronic surveillance
103 Nov 27 SB0763 PN0782 60 days Game and Wildlife Code (34 Pa.C.S.)—roster of parties hunting big game
104 Nov 27 SB0802 PN1524 180 days* Boiler and Unfired Pressure Vessel Law—omnibus amendments
105 Dec 18 HB0321 PN2693 Jan 1, 2014 Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.) and Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—sexual abuse of children and sentencing for offenses involving sexual abuse of children
106 Dec 18 HB0391 PN2491 60 days General Local Government Code (53 Pa.C.S.)—installment payments, limitations and confidentiality of tax information in cities and counties of the first class
107 Dec 18 HB0414 PN2765 Jan 1, 2014 Domestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.) and Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments
108 Dec 18 HB0726 PN2778 Dec 31, 2014 Domestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.)—exclusions from child abuse, disposition of founded and indicated reports, amendment or expunction of information, investigation of reports and evidence in court proceedings
109 Dec 18 HB1201 PN1792 60 days Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—declaration of policy, victims of sexual or physical abuse and report by district attorney
110 Dec 18 HB1225 PN1832 Nov 30, 2014 Legal Notices (45 Pa.C.S.)—electronic publication of municipal codes
111 Dec 18 HB1247 PN1589 Immediately Project 70 lands—release and imposition of restrictions
112 Dec 18 HB1274 PN1637 60 days Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—criminal laboratory user fee
113 Dec 18 HB1425 PN2683 Immediately Higher Education Eligibility Act—enactment
114 Dec 18 HB1439 PN2682 60 days General Local Government Code (53 Pa.C.S.)—subjects of local taxation
115 Dec 18 HB1523 PN2030 Immediately Local taxing options
116 Dec 18 HB1594 PN2185 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—luring a child into a motor vehicle or structure
117 Dec 18 SB0023 PN1586 Dec 31, 2014 Domestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.)—expunction of information of perpetrator who was under 18 years of age when child abuse was committed
118 Dec 18 SB0028 PN1589 Jan 1, 2014 Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—simple assault, aggravated assault, false reports of child abuse and intimidation or retaliation in child abuse cases
119 Dec 18 SB0030 PN1648 July 1, 2014* Domestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.)—immunity from liability, establishment of pending complaint file, Statewide central register and file of unfounded reports and amendment or expunction of information
120 Dec 18 SB0034 PN1606 60 days Professional Educator Discipline Act—omnibus amendments
121 Dec 18 SB0607 PN1605 Immediately Carbon Monoxide Alarm Standards Act—enactment
122 Dec 18 SB1042 PN1578 Immediately Clinical Laboratory Act—inspection, unlawful conduct and penalty
123 Dec 18 SB1116 PN1588 90 days Domestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.)—services for prevention, investigation and treatment of child abuse and investigation of reports
124 Dec 18 SB1131 PN1577 60 days Agriculture Code (3 Pa.C.S.)—potatoes
125 Dec 23 HB0546 PN2595 60 days Second Class County Code—retirement board, tax qualification, employees eligible for retirement allowances and amount of retirement allowances
126 Dec 23 HB0892 PN2779 Immediately* Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—learners' permits and obedience to traffic-control devices
127 Dec 23 HB1410 PN2514 Immediately Staff Sergeant Glen H. Stivison, Jr., Memorial Interchange—designation
128 Dec 23 HB1644 PN2267 60 days General Local Government Code (53 Pa.C.S.)—purposes and powers of municipal authorities
129 Dec 23 HB1706 PN2513 60 days Health and Safety (35 Pa.C.S.)—changing implementing authority from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency to Office of the State Fire Commissioner, assistance to volunteer fire companies, ambulance service and rescue squads and powers and duties
130 Dec 23 SB0638 PN1604 60 days General County Assessment Law—subjects of taxation enumerated
131 Dec 23 SB0731 PN1649 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—burglary, robbery, grading of theft offenses and retail theft
132 Dec 23 SB1040 PN1277 60 days Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—manner of providing proof of financial responsibility, required financial responsibility and availability of uninsured, underinsured, bodily injury liability and property damage coverages and mandatory deductibles
133 Dec 23 SB1046 PN1304 60 days Second Class Township Code—operating reserve fund

 * 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 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.

Acting Director
Legislative Reference Bureau

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-109. Filed for public inspection January 17, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]

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