2017 Missouri Revised Statutes
Title XXVI TRADE AND COMMERCE
Chapter 413 Weights and Measures
Section 413.065 Director, duties — rules, procedure.

Universal Citation: MO Rev Stat § 413.065 (2017)

Effective 28 Aug 2002

Title XXVI TRADE AND COMMERCE

Chapter 413

413.065. Director, duties — rules, procedure. — The director shall:

(1) Maintain the traceability of the state standards to the national standards in the possession of the National Institute of Standards and Technology;

(2) Enforce the provisions of sections 413.005 to 413.229;

(3) Promulgate reasonable regulations for the enforcement of sections 413.005 to 413.229 in accordance with this section and chapter 536;

(4) Prescribe, by regulation, requirements for packaging and labeling and method of sale of commodities, adopt the Uniform Regulation for National Type Evaluation (NTEP) as published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Handbook 130, and supplements thereto or revisions thereof, and may establish standards of weight, measure or count, requirements for unit pricing, open dating information, and reasonable standards of fill for any packaged commodity;

(5) Test annually the standards for weights and measures used by any city or county within this state, approve the same when found to be correct, reject those found to be incorrect and not capable of adjustment, adjust any incorrect standard which is capable of adjustment and approve same for use;

(6) Inspect and test weights and measures commercially used in determining the weight, measure, or count of commodities, things sold, offered, or exposed for sale in computing the basic charge or payment for services rendered on the basis of weight, measure, or count;

(7) Inspect and test all commercial devices at intervals deemed appropriate by the director and specified by regulations promulgated under the authority of this chapter, except that any subsequent test of the same device in the same calendar year shall be to retest a rejected device, conducted in conjunction with an investigation, or at the request of the owner/operator of the device;

(8) Test all weights and measures used in checking the receipts or disbursements of supplies in every institution which is maintained with funds appropriated by the general assembly;

(9) Approve for use, and mark such commercial weights and measures as are found to be correct. Reject and mark as rejected and order to be corrected, replaced, or removed such commercial weights and measures as are found to be incorrect. The director may seize such commercial weights and measures that have been rejected and not corrected within the time specified and have continued in commercial use, or are disposed of in a manner not specifically authorized and may condemn and may seize such commercial weights and measures that are not capable of being corrected;

(10) 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 sections 413.005 to 413.229 or regulations promulgated pursuant to sections 413.005 to 413.229. In carrying out the provisions of this subdivision, the director shall employ recognized sampling procedures, such as are adopted by the National Conference on Weights and Measures and are published in the National Institute of Standards and Technology Handbook 133, "Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods";

(11) Prescribe, by regulation, the appropriate term or unit of weight or measure to be used, whenever the director determines in the case of a specific commodity that an existing practice of declaring the quantity by weight, measure, numerical count, or any combination thereof, does not facilitate value comparisons by consumers or offers an opportunity for consumer confusion;

(12) No rule or portion of a rule promulgated under the authority of this chapter shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of section 536.024;

(13) The director may establish requirements for open dating information and may promulgate regulations establishing a method of sale of commodities.

(L. 1983 H.B. 729, A.L. 1993 S.B. 52, A.L. 1994 S.B. 729, A.L. 1995 S.B. 3, A.L. 2002 S.B. 1071)

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