CHAPTER 284

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 135

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 6, OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE: (Three-fifths of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend Title 6, of the Delaware Code by adding a new §5141 to read as follows:

"§514I. Fees for Services for Out-of-State Companies

The following fees shall be charged for the services listed below to those firms which do not possess a current Delaware business license:

I. Cast Iron and Steel Weights - Class F Tolerances.

The Department shall charge the following fees to test cast iron and steel weights (Class I: tolerances):

(a) If the weight is less than or equal to 30 kilograms (66 pounds), the fee is $8 a unit;

(b) If the weight is greater than 30 kilograms (66 pounds) but less than or equal to 1,200 kilograms (2,646 pounds), the fee is $25 a unit;

(c) If the weight is greater than 1,200 kilograms (2,646 pounds) but less than or equal to 2,268 kilograms (5,000 pounds), the fee is $45 a unit; and

(d) If the weight is greater than 2,268 kilograms (5,000 pounds) but less than or equal to 9,072 kilograms (20,000 pounds), the fee is $90 a unit.

2. Class F. Tolerances - Test Weight Sets

The Department shall charge the following fees to test a Class F Tolerances test weight set provided, however, that the set does not have a total capacity that is greater than 16 kilograms (35 pounds):

(a) .If the number of weights in the set is less than or equal to 18, the fee is $40 a set;

(b) If the number of weights in the set is greater than 18 but less than or equal to 36, the fee is $60 a set; and

(c) If the number of weights in the set is greater than 36 but less than or equal to 50, the fee is $80 a set.

3. Other Weighing Services.

The Department may provide other weighing services not otherwise noted in this chapter at a rate of $49 an hour.

4. Equipment Refurbishing

If equipment needs refurbishing before it can be tested and if the Department agrees to refurbish the equipment. the Department shall do this work at the rate of $49 an hour plus materials cost.

5 Weight-Moving Equipment for Vehicle Scales

The Department shall charge $115 a unit plus an additional $10 for shop supplies and material to test weight-moving equipment for vehicle scales.

6. Mass Laboratory Standards

The Department shall charge the Ibliowing tees to test mass laboratory standards:

a. If the standard is less than or equal to 3 kilograms (7 pounds). the fee is $20 a unit:

b. If the standard is greater than 3 kilograms (7 pounds) but less than or equal to 30 kilograms (66 pounds). the fee is $60 a unit: and :

c. If the standard is greater than 30 kilograms but less than or equal to 1.200 kilograms (2.646 pounds). the fee is $70 a unit.

7. Laboratory Standards -'Test Weight Sets

The Department shall charge the following tees to test a laboratory standards test weight set provided, however, the set does not have a total capacity that is greater than 16 kilograms (35 pounds):

a. If the number of weights in the set is 18 or less, the fee is $160 a set;

b. If the number of weights in the set is greater than 18 but less than or equal to 36, the fee is $180 a set: and

c. If the number of weights in the set is greater than 36 but less than or equal to 50. the fee is $200 a set.

8. Other Services Related to Laboratory Standards of Mass

The Department shall provide other services related to laboratory standards of mass at a rate of $49 an hour.

9. Volumetric Field Standards

Die Department shall charge the ljallowing fees to test volumetric field standards:

a. If the standard is less than or equal to 20 liters (5 gallons), the fee is $20 a unit;

h. If the standard is greater than 20 liters(5 gallons) but less than or equal to I00 liters (26 gallons), the fee is $40 a unit:

c. If the standard is greater than 100 liters (26 gallons)but less than or equal to 1,000 liters (264 gallons), the fee is $90 a unit;

c. If the standard is greater than 1,000 liters (264 gallons) but less than or equal to 5,000 liters (1,32I gallons), the fee is $160 a unit; and

d. If the standard is greater than 5,000 liters (1,321 gallons), the fee is $200 a unit.

10. Other Volumetric Calibrations

The Department shall perform other volumetric calibrations not otherwise noted in this chapter at a rate of $49 an hour.

10. Volumetric Laboratory Standards

The Department shall charge the following fees to test volumetric laboratory standards:

a. If the standard is less than or equal to 4 liters (1 gallon), the fee is $30 each; and

b. If the standard is greater than 4 liters (I gallon) but less than or equal to 40 liters (II gallons), the fee is $90 each.

12. Other Volumetric Laboratory Services

The Department shall perform other volumetric laboratory services at a rate of $49 an hour.

13. Thermometry and Calibration Services

The Department shall perform thermometry and calibration services at a rate of $49 an hour.

14. Environmental Chamber Services

For performing environmental chamber services, the Department shall charge as

follows:

a. $250 per device for use of the chamber; and

b. $45 per hour for each technician required for testing the device.

15. Linear Measures and Surveyor Tapes Testing

The Department shall test linear measures at the following rates:

a. The fee for testing rules shall be $15 a unit.

b. Tapes:

( 1 ) If the tape is less than or equal to 25 feet, the fee shall be $25.

(2) If the tape is greater than 25 feet but less than or equal to 100 iCet, the fee shall be $45.

(3) If the tape is greater than 100 feet, the fee shall be $75.

c. The fee for testing other linear devices shall be $49 an hour."

Approved July 27, 1995