Amendment 2023-0569s to SB67 (2023)

Relative to changes to certain weights and measures statutes.

Revision: Feb. 16, 2023, 2:44 p.m.

Senate Executive Departments and Administration

February 16, 2023





Amendment to SB 67


Amend the bill by replacing all after section 1 with the following:


2  Agriculture; Standards for Weights and Measures; Investigations.  Amend RSA 438:11 to read as follows:

438:11  Investigations.  [The commissioner, or his inspectors at his direction,] Under the direction of the commissioner, the director shall investigate complaints made [to him] concerning violations of the provisions of this chapter and shall, upon his or her own initiative, conduct such investigations as [he deems] deemed appropriate and advisable to develop information on prevailing procedures in commercial quantity determination and on possible violations of the provisions of this chapter and to promote the general objective of accuracy in the determination and representation of quantity in commercial transactions.

3  Agriculture; Standards for Weights and Measures; Field Standards and Equipment.  Amend RSA 438:5 to read as follows:

438:5  Field Standards and Equipment.  In addition to the state standards provided for in RSA 438:4, there shall be supplied by the state such "field standards" and such equipment as may be found necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.  The field standards shall be verified upon their initial receipt and at [least once each year] intervals, as recommended by the National Conference on Weights and Measures Handbook 105 series pursuant to RSA 438:8, IV, thereafter by comparison with the state standards or standards of NIST recognized or accredited laboratories.

4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.