Section 8-16-15

Rules and regulations; fees.

(a) The Board of Agriculture and Industries shall have the right and power to adopt and promulgate all reasonable and necessary rules and regulations for the better enforcement of the provisions of law relative to weights and measures and the sale of commodities, things, or service by weight or measure, and to establish a fee payable annually by all individuals or entities subject to this section not to exceed one hundred fifty dollars ($150) for reimbursement of expenses incurred in the enforcement of this section which shall be deposited into the Agricultural Fund of the State Treasury. The annual inspection fee for those individuals and entities utilizing measuring devices measuring 30 pounds or less shall be based upon a sliding scale broken into 5 categories based upon the total dollar volume of each individual or entity with the minimum rate not to exceed twenty-five dollars ($25) and the maximum not to exceed one hundred fifty dollars ($150).

(b) The board shall prescribe specifications as to the type of make-up and reasonable variations or tolerances for all weights, measures, and weighing and measuring devices used, offered, exposed for sale, sold, or given away in the state.

(c) Any weight, measure, or weighing or measuring device which does not comply with these specifications or does not conform with the state's standards within such tolerances shall be a false and incorrect weight, measure, or weighing or measuring device.

(d) The board shall prescribe reasonable rules and regulations for the submission of samples and the examination of type and approval or disapproval of all types of weights or measures or weighing or measuring devices used, offered, or exposed for sale or given away in the state.

(Ag. Code 1927, §259; Code 1940, T. 2, §616; Act 2004-516, p. 996, §1.)