Recent Actions during 2015 Regular Session of the General Assembly

[45 Pa.B. 7096]
[Saturday, December 19, 2015]

 The following is a summary of recent actions of the General Assembly during the 2015 Regular Session:

Doc. Date of Bill Printer's Effective Subject Matter
No. Action Number Number Date
2015 General Acts of Regular Session Enacted—Act 057 through 070
057 Nov 4 HB0138 PN2256 60 days Health and Safety (35 Pa.C.S.)—soliciting by first responder organizations
058 Nov 4 HB0792 PN1678 90 days Housing Finance Agency Law—Interfund transfers from Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund
059 Nov 4 HB0874 PN2009 60 days Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.)—offenses of harassment, stalking and threat to use weapons of mass destruction
060 Nov 4 HB1275 PN2336 60 days Dental Law—public health dental hygiene practitioner and restricted faculty license
061 Nov 4 SB0765 PN1302 60 days Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—duty of driver in emergency response areas
062 Nov 24 HB0089 PN0079 Immediately* Judicial Code (42 Pa.C.S.)—automatic retirement on age
063 Nov 24 HB0239 PN2334 60 days County Pension Law—further providing for supplemental benefits
064 Nov 24 HB0753 PN1052 Six months Pennsylvania Long-term Care Council Act—enactment
065 Nov 24 SB0077 PN0053 60 days Game and Wildlife Code (34 Pa.C.S.)—dog training areas
066 Nov 24 SB0609 PN1386 Immediately Prostate Cancer Surveillance, Education, Detection and Treatment Act—enactment
067 Nov 24 SB0775 PN0834 60 days Cities (11 Pa.C.S.)—omnibus amendments
068 Nov 24 SB0791 PN0951 60 days Second Class Township Code—removal for failure to perform duties
069 Nov 24 SB0793 PN1031 60 days Second Class Township Code—building and housing regulations, building and housing inspectors, Uniform Construction Code, property maintenance code and reserved powers
070 Nov 24 SB0887 PN1364 Six months Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.)—duty of driver in construction and maintenance areas or on highway safety corridors and duty of driver in emergency response areas
2015 Joint Resolutions of Regular Session Passed—JR 001
001 Nov 16 HB0090 PN0251 Constitution of Pennsylvania—compensation and retirement of justices, judges and justices of the peace

 * denotes an effective date with exceptions

Effective Dates of Statutes

 The effective dates specified above 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 dates of statutes).

Advance Copies of Statutes

 Section 1106 of Title 1 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes provides that the prothonotaries of each county shall file advance copies of statutes in their offices for public inspection until the Laws of Pennsylvania are generally available. Section 2406(h) of The Administrative Code of 1929 provides that the Department of General Services shall distribute advance sheets of the Laws of Pennsylvania to each law judge of the courts, to every county and public library of this Commonwealth and to each member of the General Assembly. These copies shall be furnished without charge. The Department shall also mail one copy of each law enacted during any legislative session to any person who pays to it the sum of $20.

Legislative Reference Bureau

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-2207. Filed for public inspection December 18, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]

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