Section 8-15-1

Definition; supervision by Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries.

(a) All buildings, structures, or other protected enclosures used for storage of cotton or other articles of value for the public, with or without compensation, and all buildings, structures, or other protected enclosures for the storage of cotton or other articles of value where a statement is issued acknowledging the receipt of the articles of goods stored and undertaking to deliver the same are declared to be public warehouses.

(b) All such warehouses shall be under the supervision of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries, whose duty it shall be to enforce the requirements of the law and the rules and regulations promulgated by the State Board of Agriculture and Industries relative to public warehouses.

(c) The term "public warehouse," as used in this chapter, shall not be construed as applying to any building, structure, or protected enclosure, or portion thereof, used exclusively for the checking or storing of hats, wearing apparel, or baggage or exclusively for the storing of furs when the storage thereof is merely incidental to the business of a dealer therein or to the business of cleaning or renovating such furs.

(Ag. Code 1927, §388; Acts 1935, No. 13, p. 12; Acts 1939, No. 443, p. 586; Code 1940, T. 2, §568; Acts 1943, No. 301, p. 260.)