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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 9.10 Penalties

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Chapter 9.10
Penalties

Sections:

9.10.010 Hindering or obstructing officer.
9.10.020 Interfering with scales or weighers.
9.10.030 Impersonation of officer.
9.10.040 Offenses.

9.10.010 Hindering or obstructing officer.

Any person who shall hinder or obstruct in any way the commissioner of weights and measures, his deputy commissioner, or any of his inspectors, in the performance of his official duties, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than three months, or by both fine and imprisonment.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960:1948 C. Ch. 72 71: 1960 C. 355.010.)

V.A.M.S.:

413.405 Interfering with weight and measure officers, penalty

9.10.020 Interfering with scales or weighers.

No person shall interfere with a public scale or the weigher thereof in the discharge of his duty by demanding or exacting more weight of and for the article weighed than that which he declares it to be, or threaten or menace him, or use harsh or abusive language to him while in the discharge of his duty, or cause any noise in or about the office of the scale, or interfere with any person or persons who are about to have weighing done, or who have already done weighing at any public scales by menacing or otherwise abusing them therefor, or use unseemly, profane, obscene, or offensive language towards them.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 71: 1960 C. 355.020.)

V.A.M.S.:

413.405 Interfering with weight and measure officers, penalty

9.10.030 Impersonation of officer.

Any person who shall impersonate in any way the commissioner of weights and measures, his deputy commissioner, or any of his inspectors, by the use of his seal or a counterfeit of his seal, or in any other manner, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, or upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars or more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by both fine and imprisonment.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 21: 1960 C. 355.030.)

V.A.M.S.:

413.410 Impersonation of weight and measure officer, penalty

9.10.040 Offenses.

Any person who, by himself or by his servant or agent, or as the servant or agent of another person, performs any of the acts enumerated in this section, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon a first conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty dollars or more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than three months, or by both fine and imprisonment; and upon a second or subsequent conviction thereof, he shall be punished by a fine or not less than fifty dollars or more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by both fine and imprisonment.

No person shall:

A. Use or have in possession for the purpose of using for any commercial purpose specified in Sections 9.02.070--9.02.120 sell, offer, or expose for sale or hire, or have in possession for the purpose of selling or hiring, an incorrect weight or measure or any device or instrument used to or calculated to falsify any weight or measure;

B. Use, or have in possession for current use, in the buying or selling of any commodity or thing, or for hire or award, or in the computation of any basic charge or payment for services rendered on the basis of weight or measurement, or in the determination of weight or measurement when a charge is made for such determination, any weight or measure that has not been sealed by the commissioner, his deputy commissioner, or one of his inspectors within six months, unless written notice has been given to the commissioner, to the effect that the weight or measure is available for examination, or is due for re-examination, as the case may be, or unless specific written permission to use the weight or measure has been received from the office of the commissioner;

C. Dispose of any rejected or condemned weight or measure in a manner contrary to law;

D. Remove from any weight or measure, contrary to law, any tag, seal, or mark placed thereon by the commissioner, his deputy commissioner, or one of his inspectors;

E. Sell, or offer or expose for sale, less than the quantity he represents of any commodity, thing, or service;

F. Take more than the quantity he represents of any commodity, thing, or service when, as buyer, he furnishes the weight or measure by means of which the amount of the commodity, thing, or service is determined;

G. Keep for the purpose of sale, advertise, or offer or expose for sale, or sell, any commodity, thing, or service in a condition or manner contrary to law;

H. Use in retail trade, except in the preparation of packages put up in advance of sale and of medical prescriptions, a weight or measure that is not so positioned that its indications may be accurately read and the weighing or measuring operation observed from some position which may reasonably be assumed by a customer;

I. Violate any provision of this Title for which a specific penalty has not been prescribed.
(Ord. 50077 1 (part), 1960: 1948 C. Ch. 72 57: 1960 C. 355.050.)

V.A.M.S.:

413.425 Offenses

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