Second-hand Weighing Device Repair Requirements

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Comment By: 
Thursday, June 20, 2013



Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule


Sections 1043 and 2203 of the New York City Charter and Section 20-104(b) of the Administrative Code give the Commissioner the power to promulgate, amend and modify rules and regulations necessary to carry out the powers and duties of the department. Section 20-603 of the Administrative Code gives the Commissioner of the Department of Consumer of Affairs the power to authorize a permit for those repairing used weighing or measuring devices conditioned upon compliance with the rules and regulations of any city agency applicable to such permittee. In accordance with the authority described above, the Department proposes to repeal Section 4-06 of Title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York.


Section 4-06 of Title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York requires that upon the renewal of the license each year, each licensed repairman (company) must file a cumulative list of repairmen or servicemen, including their assigned identification numbers or letters. The list must include all repairmen or servicemen employed during the license period, indicating those currently employed and those no longer employed. This Section is being repealed because it does not further the intent of the law or the Department’s role in this sector, which is to ensure weighing and measuring devices are accurate, not to track employment records. As licensees of the Department, the repair companies already bear the responsibility of ensuring their employees comply with relevant laws and rules.



Public Hearing

Notice of Opportunity to Comment on proposed amendments to repairs of second-hand weighing or measuring devices regarding cumulative lists of repair employees.

Public Hearing Date: 
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 10:00am

Fran Freedman
Deputy Commissioner for External Affairs
Department of Consumer Affairs
42 Broadway, 8th floor
New York, N.Y. 10004
(212) 487-4407

Department of Consumer Affairs
66 John Street, 11th Floor Hearing Room
New York, NY 10038