Receiving An Out-Of-State Conviction Report

In Siekierda v. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Driver Licensing, 580 Pa. 259, 860 A.2d 76 (2004), the supreme court held that a court abstract from the state of Indiana was sufficient proof of an out-of-state conviction to authorize Department of Corrections (DOC) to impose a suspension under the Compact. The supreme court explained that the Compact is to be liberally construed so as to effectuate its purposes, and, upon receiving an out-of-state conviction report, even a report that does not strictly comply with the Compact's requirements, a home state's responsibility is to determine whether the conduct underlying the conviction requires the imposition of a suspension. Id.