TITLE 47
Weights and Measures

CHAPTER 47-2
Produce Scales in Markets

SECTION 47-2-3


§ 47-2-3. Periodical testing of municipal sealers' weights and measures by state – Fee.

(a) Every town and city sealer shall, at least once in every two (2) year period, have the field weights, measures, and balances in his or her custody: tolerance tested for class F use, in accordance with current year national institute of standards and technology (NIST) handbook number 44 tolerance tables, at a laboratory accredited by the National Bureau of Standards and Technology; adjusted if needed; and/or replaced at the expense of the town or city if tolerance cannot be met.

(b) Every town and city sealer shall, at least once every year, have their five (5) gallon volumetric prover: tolerance tested for Class F use, in accordance with current year National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) handbook number 105-2 tolerance tables, at a laboratory accredited by the National Bureau of Standards and Technology; adjusted if needed; and/or replaced at the expense of the town or city if tolerance cannot be met.

(c) Town and/or city sealer field weights and/or five (5) gallon volumetric provers that do not meet or exceed the tolerance values for Class F use shall be condemned for use within the state of Rhode Island and shall be destroyed.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 167, § 10; G.L. 1909, ch. 194, § 10; G.L. 1923, ch. 221, § 10; G.L. 1938, ch. 407, § 9; impl. am. P.L. 1941, ch. 1069, § 12; G.L. 1956, § 47-2-3; P.L. 1960, ch. 74, § 24; P.L. 1990, ch. 90, § 2; P.L. 2000, ch. 376, § 1.)