Section 2-19-1

Making of deductions from actual weight of cotton by persons buying or selling baled cotton; use of untested weights in weighing cotton.

It shall be unlawful for any person in buying or selling baled cotton or in weighing such cotton for any person other than himself to deduct from the actual weight thereof as shown on a level-standing beam of the scale or to use in weighing cotton untested weights so as to deprive the seller of the cotton of any of its real value. Deductions may be made by mutual consent of buyer and seller or their authorized agents or representatives, on wet or damaged cotton bales, on each bale so weighed or deducted from.

Any person who violates this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Ag. Code 1927, §§351, 352; Code 1940, T. 2, §§141, 142.)