CHAPTER 204 - WEIGHTS AND MEASURES APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY REGULATORS OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES, AUTHORIZED.

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY REGULATORS OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES FOR EACH OF NEW CASTLE COUNTY, KENT COUNTY AND SUSSEX COUNTY, PRESCRIBING THEIR QUALIFICATIONS AND DUTIES AND PROVIDING FOR THE FURNISHING OF SUPPLIES BY THE LEVY COURTS OF THE RESPECTIVE COUNTIES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That the Governor of the State of Delaware shall appoint not more than five persons resident in New Castle County, not more than five persons resident in Kent County, and not more than fifteen persons resident in Sussex County, who shall be known as Deputy Regulators of Weights and Measures, and who shall serve for the same terms as the Regulator of Weights and Measures of the respective counties in which they are appointed.

Section 2. All persons appointed under the provisions of Section 1 hereof shall be of good moral character and shall before entering upon the execution of their respective duties subscribe to the same oath or affirmation as is required of the Regulator of Weights and Measures in the respective counties.

Section 3. The persons so appointed as Deputies shall be under the control and direction of the Regulator of Weights and Measures of the respective counties of which the Deputies are resident.

Whenever any person, firm or corporation having any poultry, produce or other farm products to be weighed and certified, such person, firm or corporation may make application upon the Regulator of Weights and Measures for the county where such commodity to be weighed is located for the assignment of a Deputy to weigh the same, and thereupon the Regulator of Weights and Measures to whom such application shall be made shall designate one or more Deputies under his supervision and direction to proceed accurately and honestly to weigh the commodities whose weight it is desired to be determined or certified, keep accurate account of the said weighing so that accurate totals may be turned over to the person, firm or corporation applying for the services of said Regulator of weights and Measures, and the totals shall be certified to and signed by the Deputy or Deputies who shall have weighed such articles or commodities.

Section 4. For the services rendered, the applicant making the request for such weighing shall pay the sum of two and one-half cents per coop for Poultry; and two and one-half cents per one hundred pounds gross weight for all other articles or commodities, but in no case shall any Deputy receive less than Five Dollars for his services for each place visited. The fees herein provided for shall be for the sole use of the Deputy or Deputies who shall weigh and certify their findings upon the request of the applicant.

Section 5. The Levy Courts of the respective counties shall furnish to the Regulator of Weights and Measures in and for the respective counties such standard weights and supplies as shall be necessary to furnish an accurate check upon the scales used in any weighing operation carried on hereunder.

Approved April 9, 1941.