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Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and Safety

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 7. Bedding and Upholstery Law (Refs & Annos)
35 P.S. § 980
§ 980. Department of Labor and Industry, powers and duties; auctioneers, registration, sterilization certificate
(a) The Department of Labor and Industry1 is hereby charged with the administration and enforcement of this act, and it is further empowered and its duty shall be to make, amend, alter or repeal general rules and regulations for carrying into effect all the provisions of this act and to prescribe means, methods and practices to make effective such provisions.
(b) All places where mattresses, pillows, bolsters, feather beds, and other filled bedding, cushions, or articles of upholstered furniture are manufactured, repaired, or renovated, or where materials for the herein named articles are prepared, or where said articles are offered for sale or lease, or where there is possession with intent to sell or lease, or where sterilizing and disinfecting is performed, shall be subject to inspection by authorized representatives of the department to ascertain whether the requirements of this act and of regulations of the department have been met.
The department, through its officers and employes, is hereby empowered to take samples of materials under the authority of this act and to hold for evidence at a trial for the violations of this act any articles or materials manufactured or offered for sale or lease in violations of this act.
(c) Properly accredited representatives of the department shall have authority to place “off sale” any article or material which is offered for sale or lease, or found in the possession of any person with intent to sell or lease in violation of any of the provisions of law herein set forth. When articles or materials are removed from sale, they shall be so tagged, and such tags shall not be removed except by an authorized representative of the department, after satisfactory proof of compliance with all requirements of this act and of regulations of the department.
(d) The department is also empowered to test samples of materials when requested to do so by any reputable person.
(e) All auctioneers shall be required to be registered in the Department of Labor and Industry, and shall secure thereupon a certificate authorizing the sterilization of articles under the jurisdiction of this act by an approved process. Each certificate at the time of issue thereof shall be subject to a fee of ten dollars ($10.00), with an annual renewal of five dollars ($5.00).
(f) An auctioneer's certificate may be revoked by the Secretary of Labor and Industry upon proof of violation of the provisions of this act. A reissue of said certificate shall be subject to provisions set forth for initial certificate.

Credits

1937, May 27, P.L. 926, § 9. Amended 1953, May 22, P.L. 206, § 1; 1961, Aug. 23, P.L. 1075, No. 485, § 3.

Footnotes

The powers and duties conferred upon the Department of Labor and Industry by this act have been transferred to the Department of General Services. See 71 P.S. § 751-38.
35 P.S. § 980, PA ST 35 P.S. § 980
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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