New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Licensing of Weighmasters; Duties
1. No person shall act as a weighmaster, issue or sign any weight tickets, or carry out any functions of a weighmaster unless licensed pursuant to this section.
2. Upon application, a weighmaster’s license may be issued by the commissioner to an employee of a person, firm, partnership or corporation whose business requires, by contract or otherwise, that materials or commodities manufactured, produced, distributed, sold or handled by such person, firm, partnership or corporation be weighed by a licensed weighmaster; or such license may be issued to an individual engaged in the weighing of materials or commodities. The applicant shall furnish satisfactory evidence of good character and of ability to weigh accurately and to make correct weight tickets. He shall also furnish evidence that he owns, leases or has access to a stationary scale within the state suitable for weighing the materials or commodities to be weighed by him or that he is regularly employed by a person, firm, partnership or corporation who owns, leases or has access to such a scale which has been tested and sealed by the weights and measures official charged with such duty. The applicant shall pay a fee of fifteen dollars. A license shall be for a period not exceeding three years and may be renewed in the discretion of the commissioner upon payment of the fee aforesaid. Such license shall be kept at the place where the weighmaster is engaged in weighing and shall be open to inspection. An application may be denied or a license may be revoked by the commissioner, after a hearing upon due notice to the applicant or licensee, for dishonesty, incompetency, inaccuracy or a violation of the provisions of this article or the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto.
3. Each weight ticket issued by a weighmaster shall contain the date, full signature and license number of the weighmaster.
4. Each weighmaster shall retain for a period of one year a copy of every weight ticket he has issued.
5. No weighmaster shall make or issue a false or incorrect weight ticket, nor shall any person solicit him to do so. No person shall knowingly use a false or incorrect weight ticket. No weighmaster shall permit any weight ticket to be issued or used which purports to bear his signature and was not in fact signed by him, or which expresses a weight not ascertained by him.