Title 47
Weights and Measures

Chapter 8
Gasoline and Petroleum Products

R.I. Gen. Laws 47-8-5



 47-8-5.  Testing and marking of tank vehicles and meters.


(a) The capacity of every tank vehicle used and each compartment thereof used for the transportation over the public highways of this state of fuels, such as gasoline and other volatile and inflammable liquids including oils used for heating purposes, when used as a measuring device shall be tested and sealed at least once every three (3) years by the director of labor and training. The capacity, when so determined, shall be plainly printed upon the right hand side of the vehicle tank dome in letters and numerals not less than one inch in height. The meters of the vehicle tanks and the meters of home delivery truck vehicles and loading rack meters shall be tested and sealed at least once a year by the director of labor and training.

(b) The director of the department of labor and training shall assess a fee of one and eight tenths cent (1.8) per gallon for measuring tank vehicles, and a fee of nine dollars and sixty cents ($9.60) for testing meters on tank vehicles, and home delivery truck vehicles, except, when those meters are gravity fed, the fee shall be eighteen dollars ($18.00), and a fee of eighteen dollars ($18.00) shall be assessed for testing loading rack meters at least once every year, and a fee of twenty-four dollars ($24.00) shall be assessed for testing and sealing of bottom loading rack meters at least once every year.

(c) The director of the department of labor and training shall also receive reasonable compensation for all adjustments which it may be necessary for the director to make. Reasonable compensation shall not exceed the rates as provided herein.

History of Section.
G.L. 1938, ch. 221, 33; P.L. 1938, ch. 2625, 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 407, 29; impl. am. P.L. 1941, ch. 1069, 12; G.L. 1956, 47-8-5; P.L. 1960, ch. 74, 25; P.L. 1980, ch. 224, 1; P.L. 1981, ch. 39, 1; P.L. 1984, ch. 211, 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 386, 1; P.L. 2002, ch. 65, art. 13, 12; P.L. 2007, ch. 340, 67.