2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 51 - Standards, Weights, Measures And Containers
Section 51:1-2 - Definitions

NJ Rev Stat § 51:1-2 (2016) What's This?

51:1-2. Definitions
51:1-2. As used in this chapter:

a."Commodity" means any article of food, drink, trade or commerce, or any service or amusement, goods, wares, merchandise, or fuel measured by any weighing and measuring or counting system, but shall not include any article of food, drink, trade, commerce, goods, wares, merchandise, or fuel which is not sold or intended for sale to an entity distinct from the seller;

b."Commodity in package form" means a commodity put up or packaged in any manner in advance of sale in units suitable for either wholesale or retail sale. An individual item or lot of any commodity not in package form as defined in this section, but on which there is marked a selling price based on an established price per unit of weight or of measure, shall be construed to be a commodity in package form. Where the term "package" is used in chapter 1 of Title 51 of the Revised Statutes, it shall be construed to mean "commodity in package form" as herein defined. For the purpose of this definition, single unit produce items wrapped in clear film shall not be construed as commodities in package form;

c."Food" or "foods" means articles used for food or drink for man or animals, chewing gum and articles used as ingredients of the foregoing;

d."Physical property" means mass, weight, length, volume, pressure, electricity, electromagnetic forces, radiation, thermodynamics, coefficients of expansion, gravitational forces or any other measurable attribute or quantity, including count;

e."Weight and measure" or "weights and measures" means a device, apparatus, or instrument designed or used to weigh, measure, count or time any physical property or determine value, and any auxiliary apparatus and accessories that indicate quantity or value, or records representative thereof;

f."Weights and measures official" or "weights and measures officer" means, at the State level, the State superintendent, deputy State superintendent, assistant State superintendent, State supervisor, State metrologist, and State weights and measures officers of all grades; and at the county and municipal levels, means the superintendent, deputy superintendent, assistant superintendents of all grades, and weights and measures officers of all grades;

g."Gross weight" means the weight of a vehicle in a loaded state;

h."Net weight" means the gross weight of a vehicle minus the tare weight of the vehicle; and

i."Tare weight" means the weight of a vehicle in an unloaded state.

Amended 1986, c.167, s.1; 2001, c.95, s.1.


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