Weights and Measures

Produce Scales in Markets

SECTION 47-2-1

§ 47-2-1. Custody and maintenance of standards – Stamps and branding irons.

Every town or city sealer shall, at the expense of his or her town or city, provide therein a suitable place for the safekeeping and preservation of the weights, measures, and balances furnished by the state, which shall be used only as standards, and shall not be taken from the office. The sealer shall have the care and oversight thereof; shall see that they are kept in good order and repair; and if any portion of them are lost, damaged, or destroyed, shall, at the expense of the town or city, replace them by similar weights, measures, or balances. The sealer shall procure, at the expense of his or her town or city, a suitable set of sealing stamps for stamping dry and wine measures, with the date of the year thereon, and, for coal and wood baskets, a branding iron, with letters not less than one-half inch (1/2") high and the date of the year thereon.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 167, § 8; G.L. 1909, ch. 194, § 8; G.L. 1923, ch. 221, § 8; G.L. 1938, ch. 407, § 7; G.L. 1956, § 47-2-1.)