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Act 283 of 1964
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Act 283 of 1964

AN ACT to regulate and provide standards for weights and measures, and the packaging and advertising of certain commodities; to provide for a state director and other officials and to prescribe their powers and duties; to provide a fee system for certain inspections and tests; to provide penalties for fraud and deception in the use of false weights and measures and other violations; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts.

History: 1964, Act 283, Eff. Aug. 28, 1964 ;-- Am. 1975, Act 217, Imd. Eff. Aug. 26, 1975

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 290.601SectionShort title.
Section 290.602SectionDefinitions.
Section 290.603SectionRecognized systems of weights and measures; use; recognized definitions, tables, and equivalents governing equipment and transactions.
Section 290.604SectionState reference standards of weights and measures; storage; maintenance; removal from laboratory; use.
Section 290.605SectionKeeping copies of state primary standards as secondary standards; field standards and equipment; verification.
Section 290.606SectionState director of weights and measures; deputy; inspectors.
Section 290.607SectionCustody and records of standards and equipment; enforcement of act; general supervision; annual report.
Section 290.608SectionRules; exemptions.
Section 290.609SectionState director of weights and measures; testing of standards, inspections; testing of weights and measures for state purchases.
Section 290.609aSectionWeighing device; measuring device; certificates of conformance; participating laboratory.
Section 290.609bSectionServicepersons and agencies; registration requirements; fee; denial, suspension, or revocation of registration; enforcement action.
Section 290.610SectionState director of weights and measures; inspecting and testing of weights and measures kept for sale or used commercially; sampling.
Section 290.610aSectionInspection fee; fees and expenses for special services; disposition of monies.
Section 290.610bSectionFee schedules.
Section 290.611SectionState director of weights and measures; investigation of complaints; commercial transactions.
Section 290.612SectionState director of weights and measures; weight, measurement, or inspection of packages of commodities, sampling procedures.
Section 290.613SectionState director of weights and measures; stop-use orders, stop-removal orders, removal orders.
Section 290.614SectionState director of weights and measures; approval, rejection, condemnation, confiscation.
Section 290.615SectionState director of weights and measures; enforcement, seizure without formal warrant.
Section 290.616SectionState director of weights and measures; powers of deputy director and inspectors.
Section 290.617SectionSealer of weights and measures, deputy sealers, supervising inspectors, city and county inspectors; appointment.
Section 290.618SectionSealer of weights and measures, deputy sealers, supervising inspectors, city and county inspectors; jurisdiction; city or county ordinances.
Section 290.619SectionCity and county official standards; comparison with state standards.
Section 290.620SectionJoint county and city weights and measures jurisdiction; powers.
Section 290.621SectionState director of weights and measures; concurrent enforcement powers.
Section 290.622SectionRejected or condemned weights and measures; disposition.
Section 290.623SectionCommodities, liquid, nonliquid, measurement; exceptions.
Section 290.624SectionPackage labels; contents; allowable variations.
Section 290.625SectionPackage labels; random weights, measures or counts, additional declarations.
Section 290.626SectionPackages; misleading wrappers.
Section 290.627SectionPackages; advertisement, declaration of quantity.
Section 290.628SectionCommodities; sale by weight, net weight.
Section 290.628aSectionMeat, meat products, poultry and seafood sold by weight; food combination sold by weight, quantity representation by total weight of product or combination.
Section 290.628bSectionCommodity or service; sale by weight, measure or count; misrepresentation; display of price including fraction of a cent.
Section 290.628cSectionCommodity sale; method; packaging and labeling requirements; cottage food operation; certificate of conformance; compliance standards; registration for servicepersons and agencies; "ton" and "gross ton" defined; motor vehicle repair facility.
Section 290.628dSectionGross weight of vehicle or truck tractor with multiple trailers; determination; scale; inapplicability of section to enforcement of vehicle weight under Michigan vehicle code.
Section 290.628eSectionSale of motor fuel at roadside retail location; advertising; use of proprietary fuel name.
Section 290.628fSectionPump with scanning device for reading customer payment card; security measure required; notice of noncompliance; failure to make correction; prohibition; definitions.
Section 290.629SectionAssaulting, inflicting bodily injury upon, hindering, or obstructing certain persons in performance of official duties as misdemeanor; penalties.
Section 290.630SectionImpersonation of officers.
Section 290.631SectionProhibited acts; penalties; fines; closure of facility; inspection; consent order; disposition of fines or recovered amounts.
Section 290.631aSectionConsent agreement; proceeding; action by attorney general; civil fines.
Section 290.632SectionTemporary restraining order; preliminary or permanent injunction.
Section 290.633SectionProof of existence of weight, measure or device; presumption.
Section 290.634SectionRepeal.
Section 290.635SectionRescission of R 285.559.
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