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 authoritys office shall provide a certified copy of the report required by this rule.
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.
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 Courts Order at 23 Pa.B. 2811 (June 19, 1993).
Final Report explaining the March 1, 2000 reorganization and renumbering of the rules published with the Courts Order at 30 Pa.B. 1478 (March 18, 2000).
Final Report explaining the June 16, 2014 Comment revision published with the Courts Order at 44 Pa.B. 4169 (July 5, 2014).
The provisions of this Rule 471 amended June 16, 2014, effective July 16, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 4168. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (356211) to (356212).
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