2010 Pennsylvania Code
Title 42 - JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE
Chapter 59 - Depositions and Witnesses
5977 - Prisoner from another state summoned to testify in this Commonwealth.

     § 5977.  Prisoner from another state summoned to testify in this
                Commonwealth.
        If a person confined in a penal institution in any other
     state may be a material witness in a criminal action pending in
     a court of record or in a grand jury investigation in this
     Commonwealth, a judge of the court may certify:
            (1)  that there is a criminal proceeding or investigation
        by a grand jury or a criminal action pending in the court;
            (2)  that a person who is confined in a penal institution
        in the other state may be a material witness in the
        proceeding, investigation or action; and
            (3)  that the presence of the person will be required
        during a specified time.
     The certificate shall be presented to a judge of a court of
     record in the other state having jurisdiction over the prisoner
     confined and a notice shall be given to the Attorney General of
     the state in which the prisoner is confined.

        Transfer of Functions.  The powers and duties of the Attorney
     General and/or the Department of Justice contained in section
     5977 were transferred to the Office of General Counsel by
     section 502 of the act of October 15, 1980 (P.L.950, No.164),
     known as the Commonwealth Attorneys Act, effective January 20,
     1981.

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