Section 8-16-9

Condemnation, repair, etc., of nonstandard weights and measures.

(a) The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries or a local sealer of weights and measures shall condemn, seize, and may destroy weights, measures, or weighing or measuring devices which are false, fraudulent, or cannot be made to conform to the legal standards. They shall condemn and mark or tag as "condemned for repairs" such weights, measures, or weighing, or measuring devices which are found incorrect and yet, in their best judgment, may be repaired.

(b) The owners or users of any weights, measures, or weighing or measuring devices which have been condemned for repairs shall have the same repaired and corrected within 10 days, and they may neither use nor dispose of the same in any way, but shall hold the same at the disposal of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries or local sealer of weights and measures. Any weights, measures, or weighing or measuring devices which have been condemned for repairs and have not been repaired as required above shall be confiscated by such commissioner or sealer.

(Ag. Code 1927, §238; Code 1940, T. 2, §597.)