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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 19-1698



Recent Actions during the 2019 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[49 Pa.B. 6803]
[Saturday, November 16, 2019]

 The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2019 Regular Session:

Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective
No. Action Number Number Date Subject Matter
2019 General Acts of Regular Session Enacted—Act 073 through 077
073 Oct 4 H0318 PN0544 60 days Telemarketer Registration Act—blocking of caller identification and other telemarketing screening products or services prohibited and unwanted telephone solicitation calls prohibited
074 Oct 4 H1557 PN2193 60 days Coal Refuse Disposal Control Act—designating areas unsuitable for coal refuse disposal
075 Oct 7 H1170 PN2129 One year Construction Industry Employee Verification Act—enactment
076 Oct 30 H0265 PN2579 Immediately* Public School Code of 1949—omnibus amendments
077 Oct 31 S0421 PN1330 Immediately* Pennsylvania Election Code—omnibus amendments

 * denotes an effective date with exceptions

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[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-1698. Filed for public inspection November 15, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]

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