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PA – HB2104/ noise‏

November 19, 2009

PA – HB2104/ noise‏

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=2104

Regular Session 2009-2010
House
Bill 2104

Short Title: An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in other required equipment, further providing for exhaust systems, mufflers and noise control. 

Prime Sponsor: Representative HANNA

Last Action: Referred to TRANSPORTATION, Nov. 18, 2009  [House]

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INTRODUCED BY HANNA, BRIGGS, CASORIO, HOUGHTON AND READSHAW, NOVEMBER 182009

REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, NOVEMBER 18, 2009

AN ACT

Amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in other required equipment, further providing for exhaust systems, mufflers and noise control.

The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereby enacts as follows:

Section 1.  Section 4523 of Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes is amended by adding a subsection to read:

§ 4523.  Exhaust systems, mufflers and noise control.

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(f)  Enforcement for violations.‑‑

(1)  A person who reasonably believes that a motor vehicle is in violation of this section may file a complaint, containing the registration plate number, with a magisterial district judge.

(2)  Based on the information in the complaint, the magisterial district justice may issue a search warrant for the vehicle and shall forward the search warrant and information contained in the complaint to the Pennsylvania State Police for investigation.

(3)  Upon receipt of the search warrant, the Pennsylvania State Police shall investigate whether the vehicle is in violation of this section and shall take appropriate action to enforce the provisions of this section.

(4)  A person who files more than one complaint under this section which, after investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police, are determined not to support a violation of this section shall be prohibited from filing any additional complaint under this section for a period of 12 months from the date the last complaint is determined not to support a violation of this section.

Section 2.  This act shall take effect in 60 days.

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