Governor Corbett Signs Senate Bills

Nov 01, 2012, 15:09 ET from Pennsylvania Office of the Governor

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today signed into law the following bills:

Senate Bill 201 (P.N. 2384) – Amends The Insurance Company Law to prohibit health insurers and government programs from imposing on a covered individual utilizing a retail pharmacy a copayment, deductible, fee, limitation on benefits or other condition or requirement not otherwise imposed on the individual when using a mail order pharmacy. Also provides for a study to be conducted 18 months after its effective date to evaluate the amendment's impact on the access of prescription drugs and the cost of prescription drugs.

Senate Bill 341 (P.N. 2473) – Amends Title 3 (Agriculture) authorizing the Department of Agriculture, in its discretion, to establish and implement the Automotive Fuel Testing and Disclosure Program to provide for random, or upon consumer complaint, testing of automotive fuel octane ratings.

Senate Bill 390 (P.N. 2490) – Amends Title 75 (Vehicles), allowing farming equipment to be driven, hauled or towed on highways with limitations dependent on size, destination, insurance and time of day.

Senate Bill 1225 (P.N. 2411) – Repeals the existing Library Code and portions of the Public School and Fiscal Codes, requiring the Pennsylvania Department of Education to appoint a State Librarian to serve as the Deputy Secretary for Libraries and to develop new technology service standards. Also provides that each library receive an equal percentage increase or decrease in funding for the current year.

Senate Bill 1402 (P.N. 2415) – Amends Title 30 (Fish) redefining "fishing" and providing for clarifications, guidelines and violations.

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

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SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor