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Historic Legislation Passed on July 2nd

 

1980

 

HB 1106: An Act providing for certain authorized agencies to receive from insurance companies information relating to fire losses; providing for insurance companies to notify authorized agencies of suspicious fire losses, providing for immunity for insurance companies that provide information under this act; providing for the exchange and confidentiality of information and providing penalties.

 

Approved by Governor Dick Thornburgh

 

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2010

 

Protecting Pennsylvania’s Investments Act

 

SB 928: An Act providing for divestiture by the State Treasurer, the State Employees’ Retirement System and the Public School Employees’ Retirement System of investments in companies doing business in Iran and Sudan.

 

Approved by Governor Edward G. Rendell

 

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Historic Legislation Passed on July 1st

 

1990

 

Prison Facilities Improvement Act

 

HB 2116: An Act authorizing the Department of General Services to enter into lease/purchase agreements for prison space; providing for the issuance of bonds; making appropriations; authorizing indebtedness, with the approval of the electors, to make grants to counties for county or multicounty regional prison facilities; and authorizing the Department of Corrections to contract with county or regional prison facilities for the housing of State inmates.

 

Approved by Governor Robert P. Casey

 

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Historic Legislation Passed on June 30th

 

2011

 

Honor and Remember Flag Act

 

HB 385: An Act adopting the Honor and Remember Flag as an official flag to recognize and honor fallen members of the armed forces; and imposing duties on the Department of General Services.

 

Approved by Governor Tom Corbett

 

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2012

 

HB 1934: An Act amending the act of July 28, 1988 (P.L.556, No.101), known as the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act, in recycling and waste reduction, further providing for municipal implementation of recycling programs.

 

Approved by Governor Tom Corbett

 

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Historic Legislation Passed on June 28th

 

1995

 

Conservation and Natural Resources Act

 

HB 1400: An Act creating the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources consisting of certain functions of the Department of Environmental Resources and the Department of Community Affairs; renaming the Department of Environmental Resources as the Department of Environmental Protection; defining the role of the Environmental Quality Board in the Department of Environmental Protection; making changes to responsibilities of the State Conservation Commission and the Department of Agriculture; transferring certain powers and duties to the Department of Health; and repealing inconsistent acts.

 

Approved by Governor Tom Ridge

 

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2002

 

Interstate Adoption Compact Act

 

SB 1324: An Act authorizing the Department of Public Welfare to enter into interstate compacts relating to adoption assistance; and providing for terms and implementation of the interstate compacts, for medical assistance benefits and for false claims.

 

Approved by Governor Mark Schweiker

 

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Historic Legislation Passed on June 27th

 

1996

 

Community and Economic Development Enhancement Act

 

SB 1353: An Act to enhance community and economic development in this Commonwealth by restructuring certain administrative functions and entities; changing the name of the Department of Commerce to the Department of Community and Economic Development; transferring functions of the Department of Community Affairs into the Department of Community and Economic Development and other agencies; providing for a Deputy Secretary for Community Development in the Department of Community and Economic Development; establishing the Center for Local Government Services and the Local Government Advisory Committee; establishing the Small Business Advocacy Council; conferring powers and duties on the Legislative Reference Bureau; and making repeals.

 

Approved by Governor Tom Ridge

 

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2012

 

HB 1913: An Act authorizing abatement of real estate taxes because of destruction or damage of property by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee, or the refund of the amount of such taxes by certain political subdivisions; and authorizing reassessment of properties retroactive to August 1, 2011, and a limited moratorium on the increase of certain real estate taxes.

 

Approved by Governor Tom Corbett

 

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Historic Legislation Passed on June 26th

 

2001

 

Tobacco Settlement Act

 

HB 2: An Act establishing a special fund and account for money received by the Commonwealth from the Master Settlement Agreement with tobacco manufacturers; providing for home and community-based care, for tobacco use prevention and cessation efforts, for Commonwealth universal research enhancement, for hospital uncompensated care, for health investment insurance, for medical assistance for workers with disabilities, for regional biotechnology research centers, for the HealthLink Program, for community-based health care assistance programs, for PACE reinstatement and PACENET expansion, for medical education loan assistance and for percentage allocation and appropriation of moneys.

 

Approved by Governor Tom Ridge

 

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Historic Legislation Passed on June 25th

 

1982

 

Regulatory Review Act

 

SB 1: An Act providing for independent oversight and review of regulations, creating an Independent Regulatory Review Commission, providing for its powers and duties, making repeals and making an appropriation.

 

Approved by Governor Dick Thornburgh

 

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Historic Legislation Passed on June 24th

 

2013

 

SB 865: An Act amending the act of April 14, 1972 (P.L.233, No.64), known as The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act, further providing for penalties involving liquefied ammonia gas, precursors and chemicals.

 

Approved by Governor Tom Corbett

 

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Historic Legislation Passed on June 23rd

 

1978

 

Season Farm Labor Act

 

SB 967: An Act establishing minimum wages and providing for hours of labor of seasonal farm workers and requiring certain records; providing for inspection of seasonal farm labor camps; providing for the promulgation of rules and regulations; establishing rights of access and egress, providing penalties; and repealing certain acts.

 

Approved by Governor Milton J. Shapp

 

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1999

 

SB 900: An Act providing for scholarships for persons entering into the field of science and technology.

 

Approved by Governor Tom Ridge

 

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2004

 

HB 1972: An Act amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for the offense of resisting or interfering with an officer; and prescribing penalties.

 

Approved by Governor Edward G. Rendell

 

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