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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 16-218


Recent Actions during 2015 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[46 Pa.B. 756]
[Saturday, February 13, 2016]

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

Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter
No. Action Number Number Date
2015 General Acts of Regular Session Enacted—Act 071 through 096
071 Dec 4 HB0735 PN0869 60 days Private Warren Snyder Memorial Bridge—designation
072 Dec 4SB0130 PN0077 60 daysJudicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—sentence of community service
073Dec 6 SB0685 PN1000 60 days Medical Practice Act of 1985—visiting team physician
074Dec 6 SB0686 PN1001 60 daysOsteopathic Medical Practice Act—visiting team physician
075Dec 10 HB0477 PN2543 ImmediatelyActivities and Experiences for Children in Out-of-Home Placements Act—enactment
076 Dec 10 HB0698 PN2458 60 days Game and Wildlife Code (34 Pa.C.S.)—unlawful devices and methods and permits for individuals with disabilities
077 Dec 17 HB0909 PN1126 Immediately Real Estate Tax Law—additional costs for rehabilitation and maintenance
078 Dec 17 HB1161 PN151260 daysBoard of Vehicles Act—license to engage in business
079 Dec 17 SB0398PN0312 60 days Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code (20 Pa.C.S.)—use of driver's license or identification card to indicate organ or tissue donation
080 Dec 17 SB0524PN1443 60 daysPrisons and Parole Code (61 Pa.C.S.)—establishing the Nonnarcotic Medication Assisted Substance Abuse Treatment Grant Pilot Program and imposing powers and duties on the Department of Corrections
081 Dec 17SB0756 PN1009Immediately Public Authorities and Quasi-Public Corporations (64 Pa.C.S.)—First Industries Program expiration provision
082Dec 17 SB1045 PN137060 daysMilitary and Veterans Code (51 Pa.C.S.)—character of discharge
083Dec 17 SB1046PN1357 60 days Military and Veterans Code (51 Pa.C.S.)—retired Pennsylvania National Guard personnel
084Dec 20HB0857PN2631Immediately* Insurance Company Law of 1921—emergency service system billing, coverage obligations of loaner vehicles and expiration
085Dec 20 HB0907 PN2335 180 days Real Estate Tax Sale Law—further providing for definitions
086 Dec 20HB1195PN2622180 days Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—duration of perfection
087 Dec 20 HB1279 PN2613 60 daysDesignations—omnibus designations
088 Dec 20 HB1411 PN2397ImmediatelyEminent Domain Code (26 Pa.C.S.)—moving and related expenses of displaced persons, for replacement housing for homeowners and for replacement housing for tenants and others
089Dec 20 HB1579PN227360 daysLt. Col. Michael McLaughlin/AMVETS Post 113 Memorial Bridge—designation
090 Dec 20SB0442 PN1449 30 days Taxpayer-Funded Advertising Transparency Act—enactment
091 Dec 28 HB0777 PN0877 Immediately State Lottery Law—determination of eligibility relating to PACE or PACENET program
092Dec 28 HB1322PN2628 Immediately*Public Welfare Code—omnibus amendments
093Dec 28 HB1332 PN1814 Immediately Education (24 Pa.C.S.) and State Employees' Retirement Code (71 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments
094 Dec 28HB1603 PN2651Immediately* Domestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.) and Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments
095 Dec 28HB1735PN2629Immediately*Tobacco Product Manufacturer Directory Act—further providing for definitions
096 Dec 28 HB1736 PN2630Immediately*Tobacco Settlement Agreement Act—further providing for definitions
2015 Appropriation Acts of Regular Session Enacted—Act 10A
10A Dec 29HB1460PN2626 Immediately* General Appropriation Act of 2015—omnibus amendments—line item veto
2015 Joint Resolutions of Regular Session Passed—JR 002
002Dec 3SB0283PN0161 Constitution of Pennsylvania—eliminating the Traffic Court of Philadelphia
2015 Vetoes of Regular Session of Bills—Veto 009
009Dec 4SB0490PN0853ImmediatelyHealth and Safety (35 Pa.C.S)—organization of Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency

 * 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. 16-218. Filed for public inspection February 12, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]

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