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59.1.    Purpose; authority.
59.2.    Definitions.
59.3.    Issuance.
59.4.    Application.
59.5.    Availability of information.


   The provisions of this Chapter 59 issued under the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S. §  6103, unless otherwise noted.


   The provisions of this Chapter 59 adopted March 20, 1981, effective March 21, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 1037, unless otherwise noted.

§ 59.1. Purpose; authority.

 (a)  Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is to establish rules and procedures for the issuance of confidential registrations.

 (b)  Authority. This chapter is promulgated under authority of 75 Pa.C.S. §  6103 (relating to promulgation of rules and regulations by department).

§ 59.2. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Confidential registration—A vehicle registration as to which the records of the Department are available only as specified in this chapter.

§ 59.3. Issuance.

 A confidential registration may be issued only to:

   (1)  A governmental law enforcement agency for a vehicle used to any extent for undercover or surveillance purposes; and

   (2)  Commonwealth departments and other agencies for vehicles assigned to Department secretaries and deputy secretaries and heads of other agencies.

§ 59.4. Application.

 Application for a confidential registration shall be made on a form furnished by the Department which shall include an affidavit of intended use.

§ 59.5. Availability of information.

 (a)  Law enforcement agencies. Information concerning the identity of the registrant of a confidential registration will be provided only upon written request of the registrant or a law enforcement agency.

 (b)  Other requests. Upon receipt of a request for information concerning a confidential registration from any person or entity other than the registrant or a law enforcement agency, the Department will inform the requester that the identity of the registrant is confidential, and will notify the registrant of the identity of the requester.


   The provisions of this §  59.5 amended March 20, 1981, effective March 21, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 1174.

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