TITLE XL
AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

CHAPTER 438
STANDARDS FOR WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

Section 438:8-b

    438:8-b Weights and Measures Advisory Board. –
I. There shall be a weights and measures advisory board consisting of 11 members. With the exception of the member from the general court, the members shall be appointed by commissioner of the department of agriculture, markets, and food, and shall include the following:
(a) Two members nominated by the New Hampshire Grocers Association.
(b) One member nominated by the Oil Heat Council of New Hampshire.
(c) One member who is a scrap dealer.
(d) Two members who are farmers, one of whom is engaged in retail of his or her products.
(e) One legislator from the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
(f) One member nominated by the Propane Gas Association of New England.
(g) One member nominated by the Independent Oil Marketers Association of New England.
(h) One member of the general public who is not involved commercially with weights and measures.
(i) One member who is a weights and measures service technician registered under RSA 438:14-a.
II. The director of weights and measures shall serve as an ex-officio, nonvoting member of the board.
III. Following an initial appointment for staggered terms, each board member shall serve for a term of 4 years. Board members shall not serve more than 2 consecutive terms. The board shall annually elect from among its members a chairman and a vice-chairman.
IV. Board members shall serve without compensation, except that they shall receive reimbursement for mileage when in the performance of their duties. This reimbursement shall be a charge against the appropriation for the department for weights and measures.
V. The board shall meet at least 2 times per year at a time and place to be fixed by the chairman. Additional meetings shall occur either upon his or her own motion or at the request of 3 or more board members.
VI. The weights and measures advisory board shall regularly advise the director of the division of weights and measures and the commissioner on all matters related to the enforcement of this chapter.

Source. 2012, 238:1, eff. June 18, 2012.