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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 24-29


Recent Actions during the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[54 Pa.B. 136]
[Saturday, January 13, 2024]

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

Date of
Subject Matter
2023 General Acts of Regular Session Enacted—Act 033—066
033 Dec 13 H0301 PN2311 ImmediatelyPublic School Code of 1949—omnibus amendments
034Dec 13H1300PN2441Immediately*Fiscal Code—omnibus amendments
035Dec 13S0843PN1290Immediately* Public School Code of 1949—omnibus amendments
036 Dec 14 H0689 PN2310 Immediately* Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—general regulations, expungement, petition for limited access, clean slate limited access, exceptions, effects of expunged records and records subject to limited access and employer immunity from liability
037 Dec 14H0863PN2410ImmediatelyMunicipalities (53 Pa.C.S.)—powers and duties of commission
038Dec 14H1284PN2431Immediately* Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments
039Dec 14S0044PN126460 daysCrimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.) and Domestic Relations (23 Pa.C.S.)—
trafficking in individuals, patronizing a victim of sexual servitude, unlawful contact with minor and persons eligible to apply
040Dec 14S0140 PN0684 Immediately Transportation (74 Pa.C.S.)—special prosecutor for mass transit
041Dec 14S0527PN128860 daysCrimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—offense of theft of mail
042 Dec 14 S0596 PN1284 July 1, 2024 Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—offense of organized retail theft and establishing the Office of Deputy Attorney General for Organized Retail Crime Theft
043 Dec 14 S0683 PN1286 60 days Health and Safety (35 Pa.C.S.)—urine drug screening requirement and xylazine awareness education
044 Dec 14 S0838 PN1289180 days Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—order of probation, conditions of probation, modification or revocation of order of probation and probation review conference
045 Dec 14 H0038 PN0027 60 days Liquor Code—applications for hotel, restaurant and club liquor licenses, application for distributors', importing distributors' and retail dispensers' licenses
046 Dec 14 H0666PN0609ImmediatelyHousing Authorities Law—organization of an authority
047 Dec 14H0900 PN2406180 daysPrisons and Parole Code (61 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments
048 Dec 14 H1058 PN1471 60 daysJudicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—notice and hearing
049 Dec 14 H1096 PN2433 60 days Liquor Code—establishing the Stop-and-Go Legislative Task Force, public venue license and limiting number of retail licenses to be issued in each county
050 Dec 14 H1131 PN1186 60 days Department of Health, Creation—State health centers and editorial changes
051 Dec 14 H1160 PN1295 Immediately* Liquor Code—sales by liquor licensees and restrictions, retail dispensers' restrictions on purchases and sales, breweries and unlawful acts relative to liquor, malt and brewed beverages and licensees
052 Dec 14 H1258 PN2434ImmediatelyPublic School Code of 1949—calculation of average daily membership for a dual credit course
053 Dec 14 H1278 PN2303Immediately*Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—exceptions to prohibition of interception and disclosure of communications, public access, Department of Corrections retention policy and expiration of chapter
054 Dec 14 H1289 PN1757Immediately*Real and Personal Property (68 Pa.C.S.)—repudiation of discriminatory real estate covenants
055 Dec 14 H1478 PN2175 60 daysPublic School Code of 1949—dental examinations and dental hygiene services
056 Dec 14 H1507 PN1723 ImmediatelyPublic School Code of 1949—minimum number of days or hours
057 Dec 14 S0282 PN0304 60 daysRestrictions for Associations with Russia and Belarus Act— enactment
058 Dec 14 S0361 PN1283ImmediatelyJudicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—courts of common pleas
059 Dec 14 S0414 PN0361ImmediatelySexual Assault Emergency Services Act—enactment
060 Dec 14 S0429 PN0855120 daysEnforcement Officer Disability Benefits Law—disability benefits
061 Dec 14 S0506 PN0843 180 days Decedents, Estates and Fiduciaries (20 Pa.C.S.)—petition and hearing and independent evaluation, determination of incapacity and appointment of guardian and review hearing
062 Dec 14 S0607 PN0657ImmediatelyState Lottery Law—determination of eligibility
063 Dec 14 S0773 PN1229120 daysMedical Marijuana Act—application and issuance, limitations on permits, additional dispensary and grower/processor permits authorized, application and issuance of additional permits and limitations on other additional permits or licenses
064 Dec 14 S0815 PN1271Immediately*Tax Reform Code of 1971—imposition of tax, taxability of estates, trusts and their beneficiaries and manufacturing innovation and reinvestment deduction
065 Dec 14 S0910 PN108060 daysProfessions and Occupations (63 Pa.C.S.)—civil penalties
066 Dec 14 S0941 PN1287ImmediatelyAdministrative Code of 1929—powers and duties and regulatory flexibility during opioid epidemic

 *denotes an effective date with exceptions

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