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## Tonga Sessional Legislation |

**TONGA**

**WEIGHTS AND MEASURES (AMENDMENT) ACT 1998**

Act 4 of 1998

**AN ACT TO AMEND THE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT**

I assent,

TAUFA'AHAU TUPOU IV,

2nd September, 1998

[21st July, 1998]

**BE IT ENACTED** by the King and Legislative Assembly of Tonga in the Legislature of the Kingdom as follows:

1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Weights and Measures (Amendment) Act 1998.

(2) The Weights and Measures Act (Cap. 119) is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

2. Section 8(3) of the Principal Act is amended by deleting the amount "$20" and substituting therefor "$100".

3. Section 12 of the Principal Act is amended by deleting the amounts "$100" and "$40" and substituting therefor "$500" and "$200" respectively.

4. Section 13(i) of the Principal Act is amended by deleting the amounts "$100" and "$200" and substituting therefor "$500" and "$100" respectively.

5. Section 14 of the Principal Act is amended by deleting the amount "$20" and substituting therefor "$100".

6. The Principal Act is amended by deleting Schedule B and substituting the following:

"**SCHEDULE B****(Section 8)**

**Schedule of Fees to be collected by Inspector of Weights and Measures under the Authority of this Act.**

Part 1: Weights and Measures of the Metric System of Measurement. | |

For examining and comparing weights, including stamping: | |

Each twenty kilograms | $4.00 |

Each ten kilograms | $3.00 |

Each five kilograms | $2.00 |

Each weight under five kilograms | $1.00 |

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For examining, comparing and stamping each weighing machine: | |

Possessing a capacity of or in excess of fifty kilograms | $10.00 |

Possessing a capacity of less than fifty kilograms | $5.00 |

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For examining and comparing measures of volume or capacity including stamping when necessary: | |

For every five litres or part thereof | $1.00 |

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For examining, comparing and stamping each flow meter or multiple reading volume measuring machine: | |

Possessing a capacity of or in excess of fifty litres | $10.00 |

Possessing a capacity of less than fifty litres | $5.00 |

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Part II: Weights and Measures of Systems other than the Metric System of Measurement: | |

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For examining and comparing weights, including stamping | |

Each half hundredweight | $4.00 |

Each quarter hundredweight | $3.00 |

Each fourteen pounds | $2.00 |

Each weight under fourteen pounds | $1.00 |

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For examining and comparing and stamping each weighing machine: | |

Possessing a capacity of or in excess of one hundredweight | $10.00 |

Possessing a capacity of less than one hundredweight | $5.00 |

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For examining and comparing all measures of capacity and length, including stamping when necessary: | |

Each bushel | $4.00 |

Each half bushel | $3.00 |

Each peck or measure less than one peck | $2.00 |

Each yard | $1.00 |

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For examining, comparing and stamping all measures of capacity of liquids made of copper or other metal: | |

Each five gallons | $4.00 |

Each four gallons | $3.00 |

Each three gallons | $2.00 |

Each gallon or measure less than one gallon | $1.00 |

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For examining, comparing and stamping each flowmeter or multiple reading volume measuring machine: | |

Possessing a capacity of or in excess of ten gallons | $10.00 |

Possessing a capacity of less than ten gallons | $5.00" |

Passed in the Legislative Assembly this 21st day of July, 1998.

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