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§ 5746. Cost reimbursement

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 18 Pa.C.S.A. Crimes and OffensesEffective: December 24, 2012

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 18 Pa.C.S.A. Crimes and Offenses (Refs & Annos)
Part II. Definition of Specific Offenses (Refs & Annos)
Article F. Offenses Against Public Order and Decency
Chapter 57. Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance (Refs & Annos)
Subchapter C. Stored Wire and Electronic Communications and Transactional Records Access
Effective: December 24, 2012
18 Pa.C.S.A. § 5746
§ 5746. Cost reimbursement
(a) Payment.--Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c), an investigative or law enforcement officer obtaining the contents of communications, records or other information under section 5742 (relating to disclosure of contents and records), 5743 (relating to requirements for governmental access) or 5744 (relating to backup preservation) shall reimburse the person or entity assembling or providing the information for such costs as are reasonably necessary and which have been directly incurred in searching for, assembling, reproducing and otherwise providing the information. Reimbursable costs shall include any costs due to necessary disruption of normal operations of any electronic communication service or remote computing service in which the information may be stored.
(b) Amount.--The amount of the reimbursement provided for in subsection (a) shall be as mutually agreed upon by the investigative or law enforcement officer and the person or entity providing the information or, in the absence of agreement, shall be as determined by the court which issued the order for production of the information or the court before which a criminal prosecution relating to the information would be brought, if no court order was issued for production of the information.
(c) Applicability.--The requirement of subsection (a) does not apply with respect to records or other information maintained by a communication common carrier which relates to telephone toll records and telephone listings obtained under section 5743. The court may, however, order reimbursement as described in subsection (a) if the court determines the information required is unusually voluminous or otherwise caused an undue burden on the provider.
(d) Regulations.--The Attorney General shall promulgate regulations to implement this section.


1988, Oct. 21, P.L. 1000, No. 115, § 8, imd. effective. Amended 2008, Oct. 9, P.L. 1403, No. 111, § 3, effective in 60 days [Dec. 8, 2008]; 2012, Oct. 25, P.L. 1634, No. 202, § 9, effective in 60 days [Dec. 24, 2012].
18 Pa.C.S.A. § 5746, PA ST 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 5746
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