THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Recent Actions during the 2017 Regular Session of the General Assembly
[47 Pa.B. 3956]
[Saturday, July 22, 2017]
The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2017 Regular Session:
Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter No. Action Number Number Date 2017 General Acts of Regular Session Enacted—Act 001 through 022
001 Apr 24 SB0250 PN0630 Immediately Unemployment Compensation Law—unemployment compensation service centers, contributions by employees and Service and Infrastructure Improvement Fund 002 May 16 HB0224 PN0426 60 days Public School Code of 1949—administration of epinephrine auto-injectors by school bus drivers and school crossing guards 003 May 26 SB0133 PN0873 Immediately Pennsylvania REAL ID Compliance Act—enactment 004 Jun 12 HB0023 PN0151 60 days Primary Stroke Center Recognition Act—short title, recognition of centers, emergency medical services and biennial report 005 Jun 12 SB0001 PN0902 Immediately Education (24 Pa.C.S.), Military and Veterans Code (51 Pa.C.S.) and State Government (71 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments 006 Jun 21 HB0202 PN0161 Immediately Public School Code of 1949—Keystone Exams 007 Jun 22 HB0151 PN1571 Immediately Commerce and Trade (12 Pa.C.S.)—reporting and inspection and Entertainment Economic Enhancement Program 008 Jun 22 HB0267 PN0226 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—theft of secondary metal and prescribing penalties 009 Jun 27 HB0168 PN0132 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—wearing of uniforms and insignia 010 Jun 28 HB1238 PN1565 60 days Agriculture Code (3 Pa.C.S.), Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.), Detectives and Private Police (22 Pa.C.S.), Game and Wildlife Code (34 Pa.C.S.) and Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments 011 Jun 29 HB0093 PN0603 60 days Stuart Tank Memorial Highway—designation 012 Jun 29 HB0217 PN1502 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—offense of endangering welfare of children 013 Jun 29 SB0008 PN0719 Immediately* Amusements (4 Pa.C.S.), Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.), Fish and Boat Code (30 Pa.C.S.), Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.) and Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments 014 Jul 7 HB0239 PN2005 Immediately Rare Disease Advisory Council Act—enactment 015 Jul 7 HB0283 PN0269 60 days Multiple designations in multiple counties—designation 016 Jul 7 HB0423 PN0439 60 days The Second Class Township Code—vacancies in office and vacancies in general 017 Jul 7 HB0424 PN0440 60 days Vital Statistics Law of 1953—information for certificates and coroner referrals 018 Jul 7 HB1219 PN1447 60 days Sgt. Robert Eugene Goodlin Memorial Bridge—designation 019 Jul 7 HB1269 PN1536 60 days General Local Government Code (53 Pa.C.S.)—municipal authorities purposes and powers 020 Jul 7 SB0288 PN0274 60 days Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—duty of driver in emergency response areas 021 Jul 7 SB0365 PN0357 60 days The Second Class Township Code—personal property 022 Jul 7 SB0560 PN0936 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.) and Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments 2017 Vetoes of Regular Session of Bills—Veto 001
001 Jun 30 HB1071 PN1270 Municipalities (53 Pa.C.S.)—prohibiting bans, fees, surcharges and taxes on recyclable plastic bags
*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).
Advance Copies of Statutes
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VINCENT C. DeLIBERATO, Jr.,
Legislative Reference Bureau
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-1199. Filed for public inspection July 21, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]
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