Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 303F of chapter 94 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1988 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first two paragraphs and inserting in place thereof the following two paragraphs:-
Whoever sells or delivers fuel oils or propane in quantities of twenty gallons or over for heating or cooking purposes shall cause a delivery ticket, which shall consist of an original and at least one carbon copy thereof, to be issued. Said ticket shall be serially numbered for the purpose of identification and shall have the date of delivery as well as the names and addresses of the seller and of the purchaser legibly recorded on the ticket prior to delivery of the fuel oil or propane. A statement of quantity of fuel oil or propane delivered, in terms of gallons and fractions thereof, if any, the price per gallon, the grade of fuel, and the identity of the person making such delivery, shall also appear on the ticket. One copy of said ticket shall be delivered to the purchaser or his agent at the time of delivery of such fuel oil or propane unless the purchaser initiates a request in writing that the vendor deliver such ticket to another person or location, or that the delivery of such ticket be made at another time. Another copy of the ticket shall be retained by the seller for a period of two months. The director or inspector of standards, sealer or deputy sealer, inspector or deputy inspector of weights and measures shall, at the time of delivery of fuel oil or propane, be authorized to enter and go into or upon, without warrant, any such vehicle to inspect or examine the metering system, vehicle tank compartments and delivery tickets then in the actual possession or under the control of the person making the delivery and may seize, without warrant, any such delivery tickets suspected of constituting a deceptive or fraudulent practice. No copy or retained delivery ticket shall be destroyed but may be voided and kept on file.
On deliveries of fuel oils and propane made through a meter, the quantity determinations of the fuel oil or propane delivered, shall be mechanically printed on the ticket at the time of delivery. A sales sequence number shall also be mechanically printed on the ticket by the ticket printing mechanism of the metering system, unless the printing mechanism is of the cumulative type. The sales sequence number shall not be returnable to zero until it has reached its highest attainable number.