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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 20-367



Recent Actions during the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[50 Pa.B. 1502]
[Saturday, March 14, 2020]

 The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2020 Regular Session:

Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective
No. Action Number Number Date Subject Matter
2020 General Acts of Regular Session Enacted—Act 001 through 008
001 Feb 5 S0060 PN1391 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.) and Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—offense of trafficking in individuals, offense of patronizing a victim of sexual servitude and asset forfeiture
002Feb 5 S0690 PN0829 60 days Incorporated Towns Contracts Regulated—power to convey
003 Feb 5 S0691 PN0830 60 days Second Class Township Code—real property
004Feb 5 S0692 PN0831 60 days Boroughs and Incorporated Towns (8 Pa.C.S.) and Cities (11 Pa.C.S.)—real property and city property and affairs
005 Feb 12 H0330 PN0883 60 days Taxpayer Relief Act—editorial changes to incorrect references
006 Feb 12 H0427 PN2901 60 days Fair Access to Cancer Treatment Act—enactment
007 Feb 12 H1001 PN3258Immediately* Keystone Mothers' Milk Bank Act—enactment
008 Feb 12 S0432 PN1490 Immediately* Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions Program (ABC-MAP) Act—access to prescription information
2020 Joint Resolutions of Regular Session Passed—JR 001
001 Feb 3 S0133 PN1185 Constitution of Pennsylvania—Lieutenant Governor
2020 Vetoes of Regular Session of Bills—Veto 001
001 Feb 12 S0906 PN1447 Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966—State center closure moratorium

 * denotes an effective date with exceptions

Effective Dates of Statutes

 The effective dates specified 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 date of statutes).

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[Pa.B. Doc. No. 20-367. Filed for public inspection March 13, 2020, 9:00 a.m.]

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