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PRINTER'S NO. 2487
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
1825
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY WHEELAND, EVERETT, SCHMITT, ZIMMERMAN, HENNESSEY
AND HARKINS, SEPTEMBER 17, 2019
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, SEPTEMBER 17, 2019
AN ACT
Amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes, in rules of the road in general, further providing
for speed timing devices.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 3368(d) of Title 75 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes is amended to read:
ยง 3368. Speed timing devices.
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(d) Classification, approval and testing of mechanical,
electrical and electronic devices.--The department may, by
regulation, classify specific devices as being mechanical,
electrical or electronic. All mechanical, electrical or
electronic devices shall be of a type approved by the
department, which shall appoint stations for calibrating and
testing the devices and may prescribe regulations as to the
manner in which calibrations and tests shall be made. The
certification and calibration of electronic devices under
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subsection (c)(3) shall also include the certification and
calibration of all equipment, timing strips and other devices
which are actually used with the particular electronic device
being certified and calibrated. [Electronic devices commonly
referred to as electronic speed meters or radar] All mechanical,
electrical and electronic devices approved by the department
shall have been tested for accuracy within a period of one year
prior to the alleged violation. [Other devices shall have been
tested for accuracy within a period of 60 days prior to the
alleged violation.] A certificate from the station showing that
the calibration and test were made within the required period
and that the device was accurate shall be competent and prima
facie evidence of those facts in every proceeding in which a
violation of this title is charged. A certificate of accuracy
may be completed, signed and submitted electronically by the
certifying technician on a form provided by the department.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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