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Business and Professions Code - BPC


  ( Division 5 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 43. )

CHAPTER 5. Weighing and Measuring Devices [12500 - 12519]
  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 43. )


The secretary by rules and regulations shall provide for submission for approval of types or designs of weights, measures, or weighing, measuring, or counting instruments or devices, used for commercial purposes, and shall issue certificates of approval of such types or designs as he or she shall find to meet the requirements of this code and the tolerances and specifications thereunder.

It shall be unlawful to sell or use for commercial purposes any weight or measure, or any weighing, measuring, or counting instrument or device, of a type or design that has not first been so approved by the department; provided, however, that any such weight, measure, instrument, or device in use for commercial purposes prior to the effective date of this act may be continued in use unless and until condemned under the provisions of this code.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 661, Sec. 38. (SB 1576) Effective January 1, 2013.)