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15.03.08.00.htm 15.03.08.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 03 WEIGHTS AND MEASURES Chapter 08 Registration of Commercial Weighing and Measuring Devices Authority: Agriculture Article, §11-204.1―11-204.7, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.03.08.01.htm 15.03.08.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Department" means the Maryland Department of Agriculture.. 2) "Person" includes the State, any county, municipal corporation or other political subdivision of the State, or any of their units, or an individual, receiver, trustee, guardian, executor, administrator, fiduciary, or representative of any kind, or any partnership, firm, association, public or pri
15.03.08.02.htm 15.03.08.02. 02 Registration Requirement.. A. A person may not use or possess for current use a weight and measure unless it is registered with the Secretary as provided by this chapter.B. The registration requirement of this chapter does not apply to a scale known as a "counting scale" which is designed by the manufacturer and used by the possessor or owner solely for determining the number or count of objects of the same weight placed in or on the counting scale's load-receiving element.
15.03.08.03.htm 15.03.08.03. 03 Application and Renewal Procedure.. An applicant for registration or renewal of a registration of a weight and measure shall:. A. Submit to the Secretary an application on a form that the Secretary provides; and. B. Pay to the Secretary the applicable nonrefundable registration fee provided in Regulation .05 of this chapter.
15.03.08.04.htm 15.03.08.04. 04 Registration Terms and Conditions.. A. Unless renewed as provided by Regulation .03 of this chapter, a registration for a weight and measure expires on May 31 of each year.B. A registration issued by the Secretary applies only to the original weight and measure as described in the registration unless the possessor notifies the Secretary that the originally described weight and measure has been replaced by a weight and measure of the same class.C. If the owner or posses
15.03.08.05.htm 15.03.08.05. 05 Fees for Classes of Weights and Measures.. The Department's fees for registering each class of weight and measure used for commercial purposes under this subtitle are as follows:A. Scale with a capacity of up to 100 pounds (maximum fee per location: $175) ― $14;. B. Scale with a capacity of more than 100 pounds, up to 2,000 pounds ― $40;. C. Scale with a capacity of more than 2,000 pounds ― $75;. D. Belt conveyor scale ― $300;. E. Railroad track scale ― $300;.
15.03.08.06.htm 15.03.08.06. 06 Registration Denial, Suspension, or Revocation.. Subject to the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, the Secretary may deny, suspend, or revoke the registration for a weight and measure if:A. The owner or possessor fails to comply with the requirements of this chapter;. B. The weight and measure does not meet the requirements of Agriculture Article, §11-101―11-414, Annotated Code of Maryland;C. An owner or possessor uses the weight and measure in violation of Agricu
15.03.08.07.htm 15.03.08.07. 07 Criminal Penalty; Stop Use Order.. A person who fails to comply with this chapter or who uses or possesses an unregistered weight and measure is subject to a criminal penalty, including a stop use order by the Secretary.
15.03.08.9999.htm 15.03.08.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 12, 1992 (19:20 Md. R. 1818). Regulation .05 amended effective October 2, 2000 (27:19 Md. R. 1728).
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