2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 51 - Standards, Weights, Measures And Containers
Section 51:1-113 - Definitions

NJ Rev Stat § 51:1-113 (2016) What's This?

51:1-113. Definitions
Definitions: For the purpose of this act, the following words shall be deemed to have the meaning herein given them:

(a) "Department" shall mean the Division of Weights and Measures in the Department of Law and Public Safety.

(b) "Person" or "persons" shall be construed to include any individual, partnership, association, corporation or other form of business enterprise.

(c) "Weights and measures officer" shall be construed to mean and include the Superintendent of the Division of Weights and Measures or his assistants or inspectors, county or assistant county superintendents of weights and measures or inspectors, and municipal or assistant municipal superintendents of weights and measures or inspectors.

(d) "Weighing or measuring devices" as used in this act shall be deemed to mean and to include any scale, weight, scale beam, patent balance, computing scale, spring scale, person weighing scale operated for profit, steelyard, liquid measure, gasoline dispensing device, grease dispensing device, counter measure, or any other instrument or apparatus, and accessories connected therewith used in trade and commerce in the State of New Jersey in weighing or measuring any commodity, fluid, or article of merchandise, or person; provided, the term shall not include any meter, measure or scale used by a public utility subject to the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Utility Commissioners of this State for measuring any commodity or service furnished or sold by such public utility.

(e) "Repair," "repairing," and "repaired," shall be construed to mean any partial or complete construction or reconstruction, repair, alteration, installation or adjustment of any weighing or measuring devices used in trade and commerce in the State of New Jersey.

(f) "Repairman" shall mean any person engaging in the partial or complete constructing or reconstructing, repairing, altering, installing or adjusting of any weighing or measuring devices used in trade and commerce in the State of New Jersey.

(g) "Adjustment" and "adjusting." The moving of any part of a weighing or measuring device to obtain a correct zero indication only shall not be construed to come within the meaning of these terms.

(h) "Engaging in business" or "engaged in business" shall be deemed and understood to mean and include any single transaction, act, or sale.

L.1938, c. 182, p. 392, s. 1. Amended by L.1953, c. 48, p. 841, s. 12.


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