2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 51 - Standards, Weights, Measures And Containers
Section 51:8-9 - Weight Certificates; Necessity Of; Contents; Delivery Tickets; Exceptions

NJ Rev Stat § 51:8-9 (2016) What's This?

51:8-9. Weight certificates; necessity of; contents; delivery tickets; exceptions
It shall be unlawful for any person to deliver or cause to be delivered or to be started out for delivery any solid fuel without each lot in each separate compartment of any vehicle being accompanied by a weight certificate issued by a certified weighmaster duly designated to weigh solid fuel under the provisions of this chapter on which shall be distinctly expressed:

a. In pounds the gross weight of the solid fuel and the vehicle in which it is contained.

b. In pounds the tare weight or the weight of the vehicle without load.

c. In pounds the net weight of the solid fuel.

d. The kind and size of the solid fuel.

e. The name and address of the purchaser.

f. The name and address of the seller.

g. The plate number of the vehicle as provided in section 51:8-5 of this title.

h. The signature and seal of the weighmaster designated to weigh solid fuel, by whom weighed and the date weighed.

i. The number of bags or sacks, when bags or sacks are representative of the quantity contained in the vehicle.

The tare and gross weights as certified on the weight certificate shall be taken on the same scales.

The weight certificate as herein defined may be issued on the sellers' forms, which shall be known as "delivery tickets" . Each such delivery ticket shall be issued in triplicate, shall be serially numbered and shall be used only in consecutive order. One copy of said delivery ticket shall be left with the purchaser of the solid fuel or his agent, and the third copy shall be retained at the scales during the time when the solid fuel represented by such ticket is in course of actual delivery, and all voided delivery tickets in triplicate and one copy of each delivery ticket issued under the provisions of this chapter shall be kept on file at the place of business of the seller for a period of one year from date of issuance and shall be subject to inspection by any weights and measures officer. When the impression of the official seal of any weighmaster appears on a delivery ticket or weight certificate it shall be prima facie evidence that such impression was made by said weighmaster.

Any person issuing or directing the issuance of, or possessing delivery tickets showing different weights or sizes for the same delivery, or persons appearing at the place of delivery, each with a delivery ticket for the same delivery, which tickets have different weights or sizes appearing thereon, shall be deemed guilty of a violation of the provisions of this chapter.

When solid fuel is sold in packages of one hundred pounds or less the provisions of this section shall not apply if the solid fuel is delivered in closed containers or closed bags and the net contents of such bag or container expressed in pounds is plainly and conspicuously stamped or printed thereon, together with the name and address of the person packaging said solid fuel.

When solid fuel is sold in bulk in lots of one hundred pounds or less, the provisions of this section shall not apply when such solid fuel is weighed upon scales which have been tested and sealed by any weights and measures officer and a delivery ticket is left with the purchaser showing the date of sale, name and address of the seller and the weight of the solid fuel expressed in pounds.

This section shall not apply to the sale of a boatload or railroad carload of solid fuel delivered direct from the boat or car to one purchaser and accepted as to weight by the purchaser on the bill of lading or other voucher issued by the carrier.


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