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      RS 3:4607     


§4607.  Inspection and testing; entry upon premises

A.  The department shall keep a general supervision over the weights, measures, and weighing and measuring devices offered for sale, sold, and in use in the state.  When not otherwise provided by law, the department may inspect, test, and try all weights, measures, and weighing or measuring devices used, kept, offered, or exposed for sale, in order to ascertain whether or not they are correct.

B.  At least once a year and more often if it thinks necessary, the department shall so inspect, test, and try all commercial weighing or measuring devices.

C.  From time to time, the department shall weigh or measure and inspect packages or amounts of commodities of whatever kind kept for the purpose of sale, offered or exposed for sale, or sold in the process of delivery, in order to determine whether they contain the amounts represented and whether they are offered for sale or sold in a manner in accordance with law.

D.  The department may, for the purposes mentioned in this Section and in the general performance of its official duties, enter and go upon, without formal warrant, any stand, place, building, or premises, or stop any person and require him, if necessary, to proceed, with or without any vehicle involved, to some place which the department may specify.

Acts 1992, No. 55, §1; Acts 2003, No. 139, §1, eff. May 28, 2003.

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