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§ 10917. Powers of subpoena and compelling testimony

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 11 Pa.C.S.A. CitiesEffective: January 25, 2016

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 11 Pa.C.S.A. Cities
Part V. Third Class Cities (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 109. City Officers and Employees (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 25, 2016
11 Pa.C.S.A. § 10917
Formerly cited as PA ST 53 P.S. § 35917
§ 10917. Powers of subpoena and compelling testimony
(a) Applicability.--This section shall apply to any of the following which are specifically empowered to conduct hearings and investigations:
(1) an officer or official of the city; or
(2) a city agency created or authorized to be created by this part.
(b) Issuance.--For the purposes of a hearing or investigation, the officer, official or city agency under subsection (a) shall have the authority to issue subpoenas for the following:
(1) attendance and giving of testimony by witnesses as are subject to the subpoenas of the courts of record of this Commonwealth; and
(2) as duces tecum as to the witnesses.
(c) Format.--In the case of a city agency, the subpoenas shall be issued in the name of the city and of the agency upon the signature of the presiding officer of the city and the official seal, if any, of the agency.
(d) Service.--Subpoenas shall be served by an individual 18 years of age or older, as directed by the city or city agency, in accordance with the Rules of Civil Procedure, and return of service shall be filed in accordance with law and applicable rules of court.
(e) Enforcement.--Subpoenas issued by an officer or official of the city or a city agency shall be enforced in the same manner, and violations of a subpoena shall be subject to the same penalties, as provided by general law for subpoenas of the courts of common pleas of the Commonwealth.

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2015, Nov. 24, P.L. 242, No. 67, § 1, effective in 60 days [Jan. 25, 2016].
11 Pa.C.S.A. § 10917, PA ST 11 Pa.C.S.A. § 10917
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 166. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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