IN RE: ORDER ADOPTING NEW RULE 771, AND APPROVING THE REVISION OF THE COMMENT TO RULE 471 OF THE PENNSYLVANIA RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
AND NOW, this 16th day of June, 2014, upon the recommendation of the Criminal Procedural Rules Committee; the proposal having been published before adoption at 44 Pa.B. 475 (January 25, 2014), and in the Atlantic Reporter (Third Series Advance Sheets, Vol. 68), and a Final Report to be published with this ORDER:
IT IS ORDERED pursuant to Article V, Section 10 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania that new Pennsylvania Rule of Criminal Procedure 771 is adopted and the revision to the Comment to Pennsylvania Rule of Criminal Procedure 471 is approved in the attached form.
This ORDER shall be processed in accordance with Pa.R.J.A. No. 103(b), and shall be effective July 16, 2014.
Additions to the rules are shown in bold and are underlined. Deletions from the rules are shown in bold and brackets.
RULE 471. DISPOSITION REPORT.
(A) The issuing authority shall report to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation the disposition of all summary cases arising under the Vehicle Code. The report shall be sent by electronic transmission in the form prescribed by the Department.
(B) The issuing authority shall print out and sign a copy of the report, which shall include the date and time of the transmission, and a certification as to the adjudication, the sentence, if any, and the final disposition. The copy shall be made part of the record.
(C) Upon the request of the defendant, the attorney for the Commonwealth, or any other government agency, the issuing authority's office shall provide a certified copy of the report required by this rule.
COMMENT: See Rule 1101 for suspension of Acts of Assembly.
This rule does not address the admissibility of evidence. See the Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence and 42 Pa.C.S. § 6101 et seq. concerning the Rules of Evidence for documents.
Under paragraph (C), the issuing authority is required to provide a certified copy of the report, but only if the request is made within the period that the issuing authority is required to retain the records.
[Electronic transmissions are to be made from the District Justice Central Site Computer or other computer facility utilized by issuing authorities.]
NOTE: Rule 92 adopted June 3, 1993, effective July 1, 1993; renumbered Rule 471 and amended March 1, 2000, effective April 1, 2001[.] ; Comment revised June 16, 2014, effective July 16, 2014.
COMMITTEE EXPLANATORY REPORTS:
Report explaining the provisions of the new rule published with the Court's Order at 23 ...