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A Daily Look at Historic Legislation

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Historic Legislation Passed on April 24th

 

2006

 

Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans’ Benefit Act

 

HB 1820: An Act providing compensation to persons in active service in connection with the Persian Gulf Conflict or their beneficiaries; authorizing the incurring of indebtedness and the issue and sale of bonds by the Commonwealth for the payment of compensation contingent upon electorate approval; creating a special fund in the State Treasury to be known as the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans’ Compensation Bond Fund; imposing powers and duties on the Department of General Services; making appropriations; and making a related repeal.

 

Approved by Governor Edward G. Rendell

 

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Historic Legislation Passed on April 22nd

 

1794

 

An act for the prevention of vice and immorality, and of unlawful gaming, and to restrain disorderly sports and dissipation.

 

Passed – In office: Governor Thomas Mifflin

 

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1993

 

HB 907: An Act providing for the observance of April 22 each year as Earth Day.

 

Approved by Governor Robert P. Casey

 

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Historic Legislation Passed on April 21st

 

1759

 

An ACT to prevent the exportation of bad or unmerchantable staves, heading, boards and timber.

 

Passed – In office: Lieutenant Governor William Denny

 

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1994

 

SB 515: An Act amending Title 40 (Insurance) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, adding provisions relating to speech-language pathologists, audiologists and teachers of persons who are hearing impaired.

 

Approved by Governor Robert P. Casey

 

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Historic Legislation Passed on April 20th

 

1988

 

HB 167: An Act amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, safeguarding the public from attack by exotic wildlife.

 

Approved by Governor Robert P. Casey

 

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1988

 

HB 418: An Act amending the act of October 7, 1976 (P. L. 1090, No. 218), known as the “Protection From Abuse Act,” adding and amending definitions; further providing for practice and procedure, relief and remedies; providing additional professional assistance for parties; providing for confidentiality; further providing for contempt orders; and requiring that the training of local law enforcement officers include instruction concerning protection from abuse.

 

Approved by Governor Robert P. Casey

 

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Historic Legislation Passed on April 18th

 

1794

 

An ACT to prevent the damages which may happen by firing of woods.

 

Passed – In office: Governor Thomas Mifflin

 

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1978

 

SB 598: Permitting any person required to serve as a juror to absent himself from any service or employment in which he is then engaged or employed; prohibiting employers from dismissing or threatening to dismiss such persons; granting such persons civil relief.

 

Approved by Governor Milton J. Shapp

 

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