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83-202. Recognized system of weights and measures. (a) Except as provided further:

(1) The system of weights and measures in customary use in the United States and the metric system of weights and measures are jointly recognized, and either one or both of these systems shall be used for all commercial purposes in the state.

(2) The following standards and requirements shall apply to commercial weighing and measuring devices:

(A) "The standards of the national conference on weights and measures" published in the national institute of standards and technology handbook 44 entitled specifications, tolerances, and other technical requirements for weighing and measuring devices as published on October, 1994 or later versions as established in rules and regulations adopted by the secretary, except a mechanical vehicle scale used solely to sell aggregate products shall be allowed a minimum tolerance of +/- 100 pounds. Such scale shall not be sold or moved to another location for use in commercial applications unless it complies with all applicable tolerances of the national institute of standards and technology handbook 44 entitled specifications, tolerances, and other technical requirements for weighing and measuring devices as published in October, 1994 or later versions as established in rules and regulations adopted by the secretary;

(B) "the uniform laws and regulations of the national conference on weights and measures" published in the national institute of standards and technology handbook 130 regarding packaging and labeling, the method of sale of commodities, national type evaluation regulation, motor fuel inspection and motor fuel regulation, as published on December, 1994 or later versions as established in rules and regulations adopted by the secretary;

(C) "checking the net contents of packaged goods" published in the national institute of standards and technology handbook 133, third edition, as published on September, 1988 or later versions as established in rules and regulations adopted by the secretary;

(D) "checking the net contents of packaged goods" published in the national institute of standards and technology handbook 133, third edition, supplement 4, as published on October, 1994 or later versions as established in rules and regulations adopted by the secretary; and

(E) any other handbooks or sections thereof as adopted by the secretary by rules and regulations.

(b) Whenever there exists an inconsistency between the provisions of chapter 83 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, and any of the handbooks adopted by reference, the requirements of chapter 83 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, shall control.

History: L. 1985, ch. 345, § 2; L. 1992, ch. 164, § 1; L. 1996, ch. 146, § 12; L. 2001, ch. 175, § 4; L. 2003, ch. 33, § 1; L. 2005, ch. 76, § 1; L. 2011, ch. 7, § 1; July 1.



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