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Under current law, the Department of Agriculture is required to follow legal procedures for the inspection and registration of commercial weighing or measuring devices. HB 2174 would grant the department the prerogative to exempt motor fuel metering devices from the requirements of inspection and registration. In addition, for the department to consider a motor fuel metering device to be in violation of regulations, the department would be required to have laboratory results indicating violation as opposed to current law where the department only needs a "reason to believe" there is a violation. This bill would also permit the imposition of late fees on registration and would cap inspection fee increases per fiscal biennium.
HB 2174 would also exempt all motor fuel metering devices that are not used in a commercial transaction or to compute the charge for service from the requirements of the affected chapter. In addition, this bill would add procedures for handling complaints related to motor fuel metering devices.