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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 18-910


Recent Actions during the 2018 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[48 Pa.B. 3516]
[Saturday, June 16, 2018]

 The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2018 Regular Session:

Date of
Subject Matter
2018 General Acts of Regular Session Enacted—Act 017 through 026
017 May 4 HB0595 PN0627 60 daysReal and Personal Property (68 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments
018May 4HB0866PN0972 60 daysLocal Tax Enabling Act—omnibus amendments
019 May 4 HB1926PN2793 60 days SPC5 George W. Charters, Jr., Memorial Highway—designation
020 May 4 SB0837 PN152860 daysSpecialist 4 William J. Kolenc Memorial Highway—designation
021 May 4SB0844 PN153160 daysDomestic Relations Code (23 Pa.C.S.)—standing for any form of physical custody or legal custody, standing for partial physical custody and supervised physical custody and consideration of criminal conviction
022 May 4 SB0877 PN1458 60 days Insurance Department Act of 1921—rebates prohibited and inducements prohibited
023 May 4SB0878 PN1459 60 days Insurance Company Law of 1921—rebates and inducements prohibited
024May 9HB1869PN259290 daysMaternal Mortality Review Act—enactment
025 May 31 HB0478PN3434 60 days Outpatient Psychiatric Oversight Act—enactment
026 May 31 SB0630 PN1635 120 days Travel Insurance Modernization Act—enactment

 * denotes an effective date with exceptions

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[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-910. Filed for public inspection June 15, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]

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