Richmond, Virginia; Report on a Survey of the City Government

Richmond, Virginia; Report on a Survey of the City Government

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...the sale of all package commodities by net weight, the weight to be indicated on the outside of the package. As a guide in drafting such a statute, the "Brooks Net Weight Law of the State of New York" is recommended. The inspector should be given broad powers, which would include the right to promulgate and enforce, under a penalty, rules and regulations governing the sale, manufacture, and use of weighing and measuring devices, and the power of confiscation and destruction, not only of inaccurate and fraudulent scales, but likewise of inferior and defective type. The ordinances now in use in the cities of New York, Los Angeles. Philadelphia, and Chicago are recommended as proper types from which a proper ordinance could be drawn for use in the city of Richmond. That the inspector be given power to promulgate rules and regulations is of importance. The need for this will be appreciated when it is known that the owners of scales cannot be compelled to place their scales in such a position as to make reading of the scale by the purchaser easy. The ordinance should provide also that the owners of small scales which have been condemned, should he required to bring them to the office of the sealer for re-inspection, after repairing. This would save considerable time to the inspector and his assistant. The law should prohibit the use of any scale, weight or measure in the city of Richmond until after it has been properly tested, stamped and approved by the sealer, and the use of such scales, weights and measuring devices in violation of this ordinance should result in a penalty of not less than $50. Peddlers Should Be Required to Have Scales and Measures Examined and Licenses Issued. As a further aid to the inspector and as a protection to...show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236512391
  • 9781236512390