§47-3-2  Use of unsealed weights or measures – Alteration – Refusal to allow examination – Adjustable face. –

Link to law: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE47/47-3/47-3-2.HTM
Published: 2015

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TITLE 47

Weights and measures

CHAPTER 47-3

Criminal Offenses

SECTION 47-3-2



   § 47-3-2  Use of unsealed weights or

measures – Alteration – Refusal to allow examination –

Adjustable face. –

Every person engaged in the trade of buying and selling, or of selling, or as a

public weigher, who shall use or permit to be used for him or her, or have in

his or her possession at his or her place of business, or upon any cart, wagon,

or other vehicle which is used by him or her in carrying on his or her

business, or upon his or her person while engaged in his or her business, any

weight, measure, balance, or scale of whatever description, unless the weight,

measure, balance, or scale shall have been duly sealed in conformity with the

provisions of chapters 1 and 2 of this title, and every person who alters any

weight, measure, balance, or scale after it has been duly sealed, so that it

does not conform to the United States standard, or has in his or her possession

any weight, measure, balance, or scale, which has been so altered, and every

person who shall use or permit to be used for him or her, or have in his or her

possession, as aforesaid, any weight, measure, balance, or scale which he or

she has refused to allow to be examined or sealed by the sealer of weights and

measures, or deputy sealer, according to the provisions of chapters 1 and 2 of

this title, or who shall use or permit to be used for him or her or have in his

or her possession any spring balance having a sliding or adjustable face plate

or index, or any measure not made of the shape or dimensions required by law,

shall be fined the sum of one hundred dollars ($100) for each offense, one-half

( 1/2) thereof to the use of the town or city in which the offense shall have

been committed, and one-half ( 1/2) thereof to the complainant.



History of Section.

(G.L. 1896, ch. 167, § 16; P.L. 1902, ch. 974, § 1; G.L. 1909, ch.

194, § 16; G.L. 1923, ch. 221, § 16; G.L. 1938, ch. 407, § 15;

G.L. 1956, § 47-3-2; P.L. 1980, ch. 340, § 1.)