Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2003 ch. 033
Other Identifying Information:2003 House Bill 2245
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:An Act concerning weights and measures; relating to standards of commercial weighing and measuring devices; amending K.S.A. 2002 Supp. 83-202 and repealing the existing section.
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CHAPTER 33

HOUSE BILL No. 2245


An Act concerning weights and measures; relating to standards of commercial weighing

and measuring devices; amending K.S.A. 2002 Supp. 83-202 and repealing the existing


section.


Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. K.S.A. 2002 Supp. 83-202 is hereby amended to read as

follows: 83-202. (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 com-

mercial weighing and measuring devices:

(A) ``The standards of the national conference on weights and meas-

ures'' 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 Oc-

tober, 1994 or later versions as established in rules and regulations

adopted by the secretary, except those vehicle scales installed prior to the

effective date of this act and used solely for the purpose of weighing

aggregate products shall be exempt from the provisions contained in sec-

tion 2.20 scales, table 6 of such handbook. Such aggregate product scales

shall have a minimum tolerance of + /- 100 pounds. Such exception shall

be in effect for a period of two years from the effective date of this act

until August 31, 2005;

(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 edi-

tion, 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 edi-

tion, 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 sec-

retary 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.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 2002 Supp. 83-202 is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its

publication in the statute book.

Approved April 3, 2002.


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Date Composed: 10/29/2003 Date Modified: 10/29/2003