- Associated Press - Friday, April 3, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Legislature has approved a bill that will eliminate the state Weights and Measures Department and move its jobs into the agriculture and transportation departments.

The agency’s main job is to license and check the accuracy of weighing and measuring devices such as gas pumps and ensure that scanners at stores accurately reflect posted prices. It also regulates taxis and limousines.

The Legislature approved the new proposal Thursday after making major changes to the original plan. House Bill 2480 now heads to Gov. Doug Ducey for his signature.

The plan was crafted after former House speaker Andy Tobin was named weights and measures director early this year.

The agency will be dissolved on July 1, 2016.


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