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Pennsylvania Statutes Title 40 P.S. Insurance § 326.5. Powers and duties

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The authority shall have the powers necessary and convenient to carry out and effectuate the purposes and provisions of this article and the purposes of the authority and the powers delegated by other laws, including, but not limited to, the power to:

(1) Employ administrative, professional, clerical and other personnel as may be required and organize the staff as may be appropriate to effectuate the purposes of this article.

(2) Have a seal and alter the same at pleasure, have perpetual succession, make, execute and deliver contracts, conveyances and other instruments necessary or convenient to the exercise of its powers and make and amend bylaws.

(3) Procure insurance against any loss in connection with its property, assets or activities.

(4) Apply for, solicit, receive, establish priorities for, allocate, disburse, contract for, administer and spend funds in the fund and other funds that are made available to the authority from any source consistent with the purposes of this article.

(5) Make grants to and provide financial support for government agencies, community, consumer and business organizations consistent with the purposes of this article.

(6) Invest any money held in the fund and any funds held in reserve or sinking funds and any money not required for immediate use or disbursement at its discretion and to name and use depositories for its money.

(7) Assess the scope of the problem of automobile theft, including identification of those areas of this Commonwealth where the problem is greatest, and review State and local criminal justice policies, programs and plans dealing with automobile theft.

(8) Develop and sponsor the implementation of Statewide plans, programs and strategies to combat automobile theft, improve the administration of the automobile theft laws and provide a forum for identification of critical problems for those persons dealing with automobile theft.

(9) Coordinate the development, adoption and implementation of plans, programs and strategies relating to interagency and intergovernmental cooperation with respect to automobile theft law enforcement.

(10) Promulgate rules or regulations related to the expenditure of moneys held in the fund in order to assist and support those agencies, units of government and other organizations charged with the responsibility of reducing automobile theft or interested and involved in achieving this goal.

(11) Audit at its discretion the plans and programs that it has funded in whole or in part in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the plans and programs and withdraw funding should the authority determine that a plan or program is ineffective or is no longer in need of further financial support from the fund.

(12) Report annually on or before the first day of April to the Governor and the General Assembly on the authority's activities in the preceding period.  The report shall be available for public inspection.

Cite this article: - Pennsylvania Statutes Title 40 P.S. Insurance § 326.5. Powers and duties - last updated January 01, 2019 |

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