penalty of not more than $2,500.
(c) Commission authority.--The commission as part of its
responsibilities for the operation of the State Archives may
demand the return of any Commonwealth archival record in the
possession of a person, organization, institution or other
entity if removal of the record from Commonwealth possession was
not authorized by the Commonwealth.
(d) Notice and demand of return.--
(1) When the executive director, in consultation with
the State Archivist, has reasonable grounds to believe that a
Commonwealth archival record is in the possession of a
person, organization, institution or other entity not
authorized by law to possess the record, the commission may
issue written notice and demand to the person, organization,
institution or other entity for the immediate return of the
record. The notice and demand shall be sent by certified or
registered mail, return receipt requested. The notice and
demand shall identify the Commonwealth archival record
claimed with reasonable specificity.
(2) Upon receipt of the notice and demand, the person,
organization, institution or other entity in the possession
of the Commonwealth archival record may not destroy, alter,
transfer, convey or otherwise alienate the record unless
authorized in writing by the executive director or by an
order issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.
(e) Petition.--If the person, organization, institution or
other entity in possession of the Commonwealth archival record
refuses or fails to deliver the record on demand, the commission
may petition Commonwealth Court for recovery of the record.
(f) Seizure of Commonwealth archival records.--At any time
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