2010 Pennsylvania Code
Title 18 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
Chapter 9 - Inchoate Crimes
909 - Manufacture, distribution or possession of master keys for motor vehicles.

     § 909.  Manufacture, distribution or possession of master keys
                for motor vehicles.
        (a)  Offense defined.--A person commits a misdemeanor of the
     first degree if he manufactures, distributes, or possesses any
     motor vehicle master key.
        (b)  Exception.--Subsection (a) of this section shall not
     apply to:
            (1)  The introduction, manufacture for introduction,
        transportation, distribution, sale or possession in commerce
        in this Commonwealth of motor vehicle master keys for use in
        the ordinary course of business by any commercial or
        professional locksmith, common carrier, contract carrier,
        motor vehicle fleet owner, new or used car dealer, rental car
        agency, car manufacturer, automobile club or association
        operating in more than one state or an affiliate thereof, or
        any department, agency, or instrumentality of:
                (i)  the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United
            States, any state, the District of Columbia, or any
            possession of the United States; or
                (ii)  any political subdivision of any entity
            specified in subparagraph (i) of this paragraph.
            (2)  The shipment, transportation, or delivery for
        shipment in commerce in this Commonwealth of motor vehicle
        master keys in the ordinary course of business by any common
        carrier or contract carrier.
        (c)  Definition.--As used in this section "master key" means
     any key adapted to fit the ignition switch, trunk or door of two
     or more motor vehicles, the ignition switches, trunks or doors
     of which are designed to be operated by keys.

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