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227.1.    Purpose.
227.2.    Persons authorized to conduct seizures.
227.3.    Immediate submission to Department.


   The provisions of this Chapter 227 issued under the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S. § §  1376(a), 1540(c) and 6103, unless otherwise noted.


   The provisions of this Chapter 227 adopted February 27, 1987, effective February 28, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 888, unless otherwise noted.

§ 227.1. Purpose.

 The purpose of this chapter is to specify the manner of selecting Department employes and State and local police to seize registration plates and cards and drivers’ licenses which have been suspended or revoked under 75 Pa.C.S. § §  1376(a) and 1540(c) (relating to surrender of registration plates and cards upon suspension and surrender of license).

§ 227.2. Persons authorized to conduct seizures.

 The following persons are authorized to seize a registration plate and card or driver’s license of a person upon determining that the registration or operating privilege is suspended or revoked:

   (1)  A State or local police officer or Department employe engaged in either weighing vehicles or a systematic vehicle inspection program.

   (2)  A State or local police officer engaged in the enforcement of the Vehicle Code or other law enforcement duty and a Department employe, assigned to the Deputy Secretary for Safety Administration, who is engaged in administering 75 Pa.C.S. § §  101—9910 (relating to the Vehicle Code).

   (3)  A State or local police officer who is in possession of written authorization from the Department.

§ 227.3. Immediate submission to Department.

 (a)  General rule. A registration plate and card or driver’s license seized under this chapter shall be forwarded immediately to the Department accompanied by a form prescribed by the Department.

 (b)  Evidence. If the police officer determines that the registration plate, card or driver’s license is required for evidentiary purposes, the form shall be forwarded to the Department with an explanation as to the disposition of the registration plate, card or driver’s license.

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