Governor Corbett Signs Four Bills into Law

HARRISBURG – Governor Tom Corbett yesterday signed into law the following bills:

House Bill 735 – This legislation amends 34 Pa. Consolidated Statutes (Game) to eliminate the need to display a hunting license and would remove the corresponding penalty for failure to display such a license. The bill instead requires only that a hunter carry the license, and provide proof of it upon request of a landowner or game officer.

House Bill 1644 – This legislation amends the act of Aug. 9, 1955 (P.L.323, No.130), known as the County Code, by allowing electronic auctions for the sale of personal property belonging to counties of the third through eighth class. This legislation also allows the governing body of a county of the second class A or third through eighth class, to adopt, by a majority vote, a resolution abolishing the office of jury commissioner.

House Bill 1875 – This legislation designates the bridge carrying State Route 462 over the Norfolk Southern rail line in the Borough of Mountville, Lancaster County, as the Mountville Veterans Memorial Bridge.

Senate Bill 361 – This bill amends the Act of June 29, 1953 (P.L. 304, No. 66), known as the Vital Statistics Law of 1953, to provide for public access to certain birth and death certificates after a fixed amount of time has passed. This legislation provides that such documents become public records 105 years after the date of birth or 50 years after the date of death.

To read the full text of these bills, visit the General Assembly’s website at

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