§47-1-19. State weights and measures division.

There shall be a state division of weights and measures located for administrative purposes within the division of labor. The division is charged with, but not limited to, performing the following functions on behalf of the citizens of the state:

(a) Assuring that weights and measures in commercial service with the state are suitable for their intended use, properly installed and accurate and are so maintained by their owner or user;

(b) Preventing unfair or deceptive dealing by weight or measure in any commodity or service advertised, packaged, sold or purchased within the state;

(c) Making available to all users of physical standards or weighing and measuring equipment who are registered under the provisions of section twenty-one of this article, the precision calibration and related metrological certification capabilities of the weights and measures facilities of the division;

(d) Promoting uniformity, to the extent practicable and desirable, between weights and measures requirements of the state and those of other states and federal agencies;

(e) Encouraging desirable economic growth while protecting the consumer through the adoption by rule of weights and measures requirements as necessary to assure equity among buyers and sellers.