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Title 9 : Commerce and Trade



(Cite as: 9 V.S.A. § 2643)
  • § 2643. Licenses; inspections; penalties

    (a) No person shall operate a retail point-of-sale laser scanning check-out system with more than two point-of-sale scanning points without first obtaining a license from the Secretary.

    (1) The Secretary may issue a license without first testing the accuracy and use of the point-of-sale laser scanning check-out system pursuant to subsection (b) of this section.

    (2) The annual license fee shall be $10.00 per individual point-of-sale scanning point within a store. All single retail units that have two or fewer scanning points shall be exempt from this fee.

    (b) The Secretary shall, from time to time, test the accuracy and use of laser scanning and other computer assisted check-out systems in stores. The Secretary shall compare the programmed computer price with the item price of any consumer commodity offered by a store. The store shall provide access to the computer as is necessary to allow the Secretary to conduct the accuracy test. If, upon review, the programmed price of a commodity exceeds the price printed on or the advertised price of the commodity, the store may be subject to license denial, revocation, suspension, or the administrative penalties allowed by 6 V.S.A. § 15 for overcharge errors identified in more than two percent of the commodities reviewed. (Added 1989, No. 198 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1991; amended 1991, No. 227 (Adj. Sess.), § 7; 2009, No. 134 (Adj. Sess.), § 18; 2015, No. 149 (Adj. Sess.), § 24.)