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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 9.02 Definitions and General Provisions

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Chapter 9.02
Definitions and General Provisions

Sections:

9.02.010 Definitions.
9.02.020 Systems in use.
9.02.030 Special units of measures defined.
9.02.040 Fractional parts of units.
9.02.050 City standards.
9.02.060 Field standards and equipment.
9.02.070 Inspection--Generally.
9.02.080 Inspection--Refusal--Certificates.
9.02.090 Inspection--Devices enumerated.
9.02.100 Inspection--Tanks and meters.
9.02.110 Inspection--Commissioner's duties.
9.02.120 Inspection--Certificates--Suspension of commissioner.

9.02.010 Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter, the following words and terms are defined as follows:

A. "City" means city of St. Louis, Missouri.

B. "Commodity" means any article, raw material, manufactured products, foodstuffs, livestock or any other substance either solid or liquid.

C. "Person" means both the plural and singular, as the case demands, and includes individuals, partnerships, corporations, companies, societies, and associations.

D. "Sell" and "sale" mean barter and exchange.

E. "Solid fuel" means any anthracite, semi-anthracite or lignite coal, briquettes, coke, petroleum coke, carbonized coal, petroleum carbon or any other mined, manufactured, processed or patented fuel not sold by liquid or metered measure.

F. "Vehicle" means any wagon, cart, truck, tractor, trailer, semitrailer or automobile.

G. "Weight(s) and (or) measure(s)" mean all weights and measures of every kind, instruments and devices for weighing and measuring and any appliances and accessories associated with any or all such instruments and devices.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 1: 1960 C. 341.010.)

9.02.020 Systems in use.

The system of weights and measures in customary use in the United States and the metric system of weights and measures are jointly recognized, and one or the other of these systems shall be used for all commercial purposes in the city. The definitions of basic units of weight and measure, the tables of weight and measure, and weights and measures equivalents, as published by the National Bureau of Standards, and recognized by the state of Missouri, are recognized and shall govern weighing and measuring equipment and transactions in the city.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 2: 1960 C. 341.020.)

9.02.030 Special units of measures defined.

"Barrel," when used in connection with fermented liquor shall mean a unit of thirty-one gallons. "Ton" means a unit of two thousand pounds avoirdupois weight. "Cord," when used in connection with wood intended for fuel purposes, means the amount of wood that is contained in a space of one hundred twenty-eight cubic feet, when the wood is ranked and well stowed and one-half the kerf of the wood is included.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 3: 1960 C. 341.030.)

9.02.040 Fractional parts of units.

Fractional parts of any unit of weight or measure mean like fractional parts of the value of the unit as prescribed or defined in Sections 9.02.020 and 9.02.030, and all contracts concerning the sale of commodities and services shall be in accordance with this requirement.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 52: 1960 C. 354.010.)

9.02.050 City standards.

There shall be supplied by the city weights and measures in conformity with the standards of the United States and the standards of the state of Missouri, and, when the same shall have been certified as such by the state of Missouri, these shall be the city standards of weights and measures. The city standards shall be kept in a safe and suitable place in the office or laboratory of the city division of weights and measures. They shall not be removed from the office or laboratory except for repairs or for certification, and they shall be submitted at least once in each five years to the state of Missouri for certification. The city standards shall be used only in verifying the field standards and for scientific purposes.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 4: 1960 C. 341.040.)

V.A.M.S.:

413.340 Testing of standards of local governments

9.02.060 Field standards and equipment.

In addition to the city standards provided for in Section 9.02.050, there shall be supplied by the city "field standards" and equipment as found necessary to carry out the provisions of this title. The field standards shall be verified upon their initial receipt and at least once each year thereafter by direct comparison with the city standards.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 5: 1960 C. 341.050.)

9.02.070 Inspection--Generally.

All weights and measures used in the manner prescribed in this title shall be subject to inspection, as provided in this chapter on or after the first Monday in January and a second or subsequent inspection on or after the first Monday in July of each year without regard to date of any preceding certificate, and no person shall conceal or attempt to conceal weights and measures.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 10 (part): 1960 C. 341.060 (part).)

McQuillin:

24.401 Regulation, inspection and sealing

9.02.080 Inspection--Refusal--Certificates.

No person shall fail or refuse to have any instrument of weight or measurement in his possession or use examined, tested, corrected, or sealed when called upon for that purpose by the commissioner, and no weight or measure shall be deemed inspected, tested or sealed until the owners thereof shall have paid for and obtained a proper certificate or certificates from the commissioner.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 10 (part): 1960 C. 341.060 (part).)

9.02.090 Inspection--Devices enumerated.

When not otherwise provided by law, the commissioner shall have the power to inspect and test, to ascertain if they are correct, all weights and measures kept, offered, or exposed for sale. It shall be the duty of the commissioner, twice in every year to inspect and test, to ascertain if they are correct, all weights and measures commercially used:

A. In determining the weight, measurement, or count of commodities or things sold, or offered or exposed for sale, on the basis of weight or of measure;

B. In computing the basic charge or payment for services rendered on the basis of weight or of measure; or

C. In determining weight or measurement when a charge is made for such determination. With respect to single service devices, that is, devices designed to be used commercially only once and to be then discarded, and with respect to devices uniformly mass produced, as by means of a mold or die, and not susceptible of individual adjustment, the inspection and testing of each individual device shall not be required and the inspecting and testing requirements of this Chapter will be satisfied when inspections and tests are made on representative sample lots of such devices. The larger lots of which such sample lots are representative shall be held to be correct or incorrect upon the basis of the results of the inspections and tests on the sample lots.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 10 (part): 1960 C. 341.060 (part).)

9.02.100 Inspection--Tanks and meters.

With respect to the number of inspections to be made in every year, the provisions of Sections 9.02.070--9.02.110 shall not apply to stationary tanks or tanks mounted on vehicles when used as measures and of a volumetric capacity of more than one hundred gallons. Such tanks, when not equipped with meters, shall be inspected annually, and no inspection shall be required of such tanks when equipped with meters providing all deliveries are made through the meter. Nothing in this section shall exempt any such meter from inspection.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 10 (part): 1960 C. 341.060 (part).)

9.02.110 Inspection--Commissioner's duties.

The commissioner shall keep a record of all weighing and measuring devices inspected by him, specifying the date, place of inspection and the names of the persons for whom the inspection was made, and to deliver to the persons a certificate of their accuracy. He shall make a daily report of the amount of fees collected by him, and pay the same daily into the city treasury, taking the treasurer's receipts in duplicate therefor, and filing one with the comptroller.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 10 (part): 1960 C. 341.060 (part).)

9.02.120 Inspection--Certificates--Suspension of commissioner.

The comptroller shall deliver to the commissioner blank inspection certificates with the amount specified therein, charging him therewith, and he shall account for the same and his money collections in the same manner as other officers engaged in the collection of the city's revenue. The commissioner shall deliver to each person from whom he receives a fee a certificate duly signed and authenticated, stating the article or articles inspected and the fee received therefor, and shall make a faithful return for the same as directed in Section 9.02.100. For any failure to comply with the provisions of Sections 9.02.090--9.02.110, he shall be immediately suspended by the director of public safety, and the facts causing the suspension reported to the board of aldermen for their consideration.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 10 (part): 1960 C. 341.060 (part).)

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