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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 23-1716



Recent Actions during the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[53 Pa.B. 7702]
[Saturday, December 16, 2023]

 The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2023 Regular Session:

Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective
No. Action Number Number DateSubject Matter
2023 General Acts of Regular Session Enacted—Act 020—032
020 Nov 1 H0156 PN1029 Immediately Agriculture Code (3 Pa.C.S.)—application
of fertilizer to turf
021 Nov 1 H0157 PN1030 60 days Agriculture Code (3 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus
022 Nov 1 H0735 PN2210 Immediately* Administrative Code of 1929—scope, Flood Insurance Premium Assistance Task Force, child support enforcement fees and surcharge and fee
023 Nov 1 S0694 PN1114 Immediately Agriculture Code (3 Pa.C.S.)—sales
locations and Attorney General
024 Nov 6 H1094 PN1306 Immediately Public School Code of 1949—military child
advance enrollment
025 Nov 6 H1170 PN1235 60 days Milk Marketing Law—omnibus amendments and repeals
026 Nov 6 S0084 PN0010 60 days Public School Code of 1949—repealing religious garb, insignia, etc., prohibited and penalty
027 Nov 6 S0152 PN0124 Immediately Frozen Dessert Law—repealed
028 Nov 13 H0623 PN1132 Immediately* Capital Budget Act of 2023-2024—
029 Nov 16 H1556 PN1817 Immediately* Right-to-Know Law—reporting, contents
of report, copies and posting and contracts
030 Nov 21 H0295 PN0251 Immediately Agriculture Code (3 Pa.C.S.)—registration, inspection fees, tonnage reports and disposition of funds
031 Nov 21 H0507 PN2289 60 days Medical Care Availability and Reduction
of Error (MCARE) Act—informed consent
in pelvic, rectal and prostate examinations
032 Nov 21 S0500 PN1175 60 days Human Services Code—medical assistance
coverage for pasteurized donor human milk
2023 Appropriation Acts of Regular Session Enacted—Act 011A
011A Nov 16 H1461 PN2288 Immediately State-related University Nonpreferred
Appropriation Act of 2023—enactment

 *denotes an effective date with exceptions

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[Pa.B. Doc. No. 23-1716. Filed for public inspection December 15, 2023, 9:00 a.m.]

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