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83-206.Same; powers and duties of secretary of agriculture. In the administration of the weights and measures inspection program, the secretary shall:

(a) Administer and enforce the provisions of chapter 83 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto or any rules and regulations adopted thereunder.

(b) Conduct investigations to ensure compliance with chapter 83 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto or any rules and regulations adopted thereunder.

(c) Delegate to appropriate individuals or private or public entities any of these responsibilities for the proper administration of chapter 83 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto or any rules and regulations adopted thereunder.

(d) Test annually the standards of weight and measure used by any city or county within the state, and approve the same when found to be correct.

(e) Inspect and test weights and measures kept, offered or exposed for sale.

(f) Inspect and test, to ascertain if they are correct, weights and measures and point-of-sale systems commercially used: (1) In determining the weight, measure or count of commodities or things sold, or offered or exposed for sale, on the basis of weight, measure or count; (2) in computing the basic charge or payment for services rendered on the basis of weight, measure or count; or (3) in recovering stored information related to the price of any item or commodity which is sold or offered for sale at retail.

(g) Approve for use, and may mark, such weights and measures and point-of-sale systems as the secretary finds to be correct, and reject and mark as rejected such weights and measures and point-of-sale systems as the secretary finds to be incorrect. Weights and measures and point-of-sale systems that have been rejected may be seized if not corrected within the time specified by the secretary or if used or disposed of in a manner not specifically authorized. The secretary shall reject and may seize the weights and measures and point-of-sale systems found to be incorrect that are not capable of being made correct.

(h) Weigh, measure or inspect packaged commodities kept, offered or exposed for sale, sold, or in the process of delivery, to determine whether they contain the amounts represented and whether they are kept, offered or exposed for sale in accordance with chapter 83 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, or rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto. In carrying out the provisions of this section, the secretary shall employ recognized sampling procedures by incorporating applicable procedures designated in the national institute of standards and technology handbooks.

(i) Allow reasonable variations from the stated quantity of contents, which shall include those caused by loss or gain of moisture during the course of good distribution practice.

(j) Perform such other duties as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of chapter 83 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto or any rules and regulations adopted thereunder, or as may be otherwise authorized by law.

(k) Be authorized to enter into such contracts and agreements with individuals or private or public entities as may be necessary, in the judgment of the secretary, to fulfill the duties and responsibilities established in chapter 83 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto or any rules and regulations adopted thereunder. Any contract entered into by the secretary pursuant to this section shall not be subject to K.S.A. 75-3739, or amendments thereto.

History: L. 1985, ch. 345, § 6; L. 1992, ch. 175, § 3; L. 1994, ch. 83, § 2; L. 1996, ch. 146, § 14; Apr. 18.



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