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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 15-1489


Recent Actions during 2015 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[45 Pa.B. 4756]
[Saturday, August 15, 2015]

 The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2015 Regular Session:

Doc. Date of Bill Printer'sEffective Subject Matter
2015 General Acts of Regular Session Enacted—Act 015 through 039
015 Jul 1 HB1276 PN1997 Immediately Domestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments
016Jul 2SB0397 PN1058 120 daysJudicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—professional bondsmen, authorization to conduct business within each county, forfeited undertaking, private cause of action and third party sureties
017Jul 8 SB0284 PN0783 90 daysVehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—special motorcycle plates for veterans
018 Jul 8SB0285 PN0163 60 daysMilitary and Veterans Code (51 Pa.C.S.)—Veterans' Trust Fund
019Jul 8SB0438 PN038960 daysLance Corporal Joseph E. Roble Memorial Bridge—designation
020Jul 10 HB0073 PN0064 60 daysJudicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—counseling of sexually violent predators
021Jul 10HB0088 PN2000 60 daysMultiple highway, road and interchange designations
022Jul 10HB0140 PN0124 30 days Ridesharing Arrangements Act—enactment
023 Jul 10HB0157 PN0307 60 daysMilitary and Veterans Code (51 Pa.C.S.)—professional and occupational licenses, definitions and retention and certification
024 Jul 10HB0164 PN0787 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—offense of cruelty to animals
025 Jul 10 HB0221 PN0464 60 daysJudicial Code (42 Pa.C.S) and Municipalities Code (53 Pa.C.S.)—continuing education requirements, powers and duties of
026 Jul 10 HB0229PN0486 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—offense of harassment
027 Jul 10 HB0272 PN1202 60 daysSexual Assault Testing and Evidence Collection Act—title, definitions and for sexual assault evidence collection program, and for rights of sexual assault victims
028Jul 10HB0329 PN1195 60 daysCorporal John S. Valent Memorial Highway—designation
029 Jul 10 HB0501 PN2001 60 days Multiple bridge designations in multiple counties
030 Jul 10HB0972 PN1922 60 daysThe Insurance Company Law of 1921—life and endowment insurance and annuities, and policy delivery
031Jul 10 HB1071 PN199860 daysDevelopment Permit Extension Act—definition of ''approval'' and existing approval
032 Jul 10SB0042 PN1025 60 days Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—issuance and content of driver's license
033Jul 10SB0329 PN0220 ImmediatelyPublic School Code of 1949—establishing the Ready to Succeed Scholarship Program, conferring powers and imposing duties on the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency and the Department of Education
034 Jul 10 SB0330 PN0775 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.) and Municipalities Code (53 Pa.C.S.)—repealing municipal housing code avoidance, neighborhood blight reclamation and revitalization, and failure to comply with a code requirement
035 Jul 10 SB0405 PN1075 60 daysCorporal Bryon K. Dickson, II, Exit—designation
036 Jul 10 SB0620 PN1130 Immediately Project 70 lands—release of restrictions of land in the Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland County
037 Jul 10SB0687 PN0673 60 days Real and Personal Property Code (68 Pa.C.S.)—planned communities, applicability of local ordinances, regulations and building codes
038 Jul 10SB0688PN0674 60 days Real and Personal Property Code (68 Pa.C.S.)—condominiums, applicability of local ordinances, regulations and building codes
039Jul 31SB0487PN113360 daysInsurance Company Law of 1921—limits on copayments for insured medical services provided by a physical therapist, chiropractor and occupational therapist
2015 Appropriation Acts of Regular Session Enacted—Act 001A through 009A
001A Jul 2SB0812 PN1078 Immediately* Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs—support of professional licensure boards
002A Jul 2 SB0813 PN1119 Immediately* Department of Labor and Industry and Department of Community and Economic Development—expenses for Workers' Compensation Act, Pennsylvania Occupational Disease Act and Office of Small Business Advocate
003AJul 2SB0814 PN1080Immediately* Office of Small Business Advocate—operation
004A Jul 2SB0815 PN0874 Immediately* Office of Consumer Advocate—operation
005A Jul 2 SB0816 PN1081 Immediately* Public School Employees' Retirement Board—administrative expenses, etc.
006A Jul 2SB0817 PN1082 Immediately* State Employees' Retirement Board—administrative expenses, etc.
007A Jul 2 SB0818 PN0877Immediately*Philadelphia Parking Authority—operation
008A Jul 2 SB0819 PN1083Immediately* Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission—operation
009A Jul 2SB0820 PN1084 Immediately* Gaming Control Appropriation Act of 2015—enactment
2015 Vetoes of Regular Session of Bills—Veto 002 through 005
002Jul 2HB466 PN1985 60 daysLiquor Code—omnibus amendments
003Jul 2 HB0762PN1999 Immediately* The Public School Code of 1949—omnibus amendments
004 Jul 2SB0655 PN1137ImmediatelyThe Fiscal Code—omnibus amendments
005 Jul 9SB0001PN1132ImmediatelyEducation (24 Pa.C.S.), Military and Veterans Code (51 Pa.C.S.) and State Government (71 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments

 * denotes an effective date with exceptions

Effective Dates of Statutes

 The effective dates specified above 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.

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[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-1489. Filed for public inspection August 14, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]

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