Subject 40-14-3 OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Each warehouse coming under the provisions of the Act and storing commodities for the public is hereby required to have notice posted on the outside warehouse door showing the telephone number and address of the warehouseman when he is not in the warehouse. If the warehouseman should leave town, the key to the warehouse shall be left with a responsible person whose name and address shall be posted on the outside of the warehouse door.
|(1)|| Effective July
1, 1965, all warehousemen must maintain receiving and shipping records which
will reflect, at least, the following:
By or before June 1 each year each warehouseman will file with the Director a proposed schedule of charges for the ensuing year. The proposed schedule of charges will be reviewed by the Director and returned to the warehouseman with suggested changes or approval for publication and use.
|(1)||All receipts shall be obtained from printers who have been bonded and approved by the Commissioner. Said bond shall be in the amount of Twenty-Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00) for printing receipt for 1 to 25 warehouses; Five Thousand ($5,000.00) for printing receipts up to 50 warehouses; and Ten Thousand ($10,000) for printing receipts for more than 50 warehouses; and, provided that all receipts shall be printed upon an approved safety paper and in the form approved by the Commissioner; provided, further, all receipts shall be serially numbered from the last receipt number used until such time as a new series is authorized by the Commissioner or Director. Provided, further, that the printer shall mail to the State Warehouse Division, Department of Agriculture, a copy of all invoices covering receipts printed for such warehouse.|
|(2)||Receipts covering like commodities will be issued in sequence starting with the lowest numbered series and the lowest number of a series except that receipts covering cotton linters and/or other mill wastes and/or any other commodity baled in a manner similar to cotton will NOT be issued in sequence with receipts covering cotton.|
|(3)||Receipt and tag number must be the same, and there shall be no prefix or suffix on receipts or tags.|
|(4)||Tags used in warehouses licensed under the Act must meet the following minimum requirements: Stock 20 point; main tag 3 1/8" × 3 ¼ manila or pastel colored background; numbered in consecutive series both sides; black numerals 1" in height; 1" square reinforced patch affixed with eyelet with tag number imprinted in 3/16" numerals; 5" lead wire, copper, 19-gauge, single strand, or 21-gauge, double strand. Tags for use in cotton warehouses will have minimum of two 1" coupons with 5/8" numerals with cotton classification memorandum attached if desired.|
|(5)||The warehouse tag will be affixed securely to the commodity or lot covered by the corresponding receipt and attached separately from any other tag, label or attachment.|
|(6)||Any commodity stored, upon surrender of the receipt of the warehouseman, shall be delivered within a reasonable length of time. Provided, that upon date of surrender of receipt, together with shipping instructions, all warehouse storage charges shall cease; provided, further, however, that it shall be unlawful for any warehouseman to deliver any commodity except after the receipt issued for same is surrendered to the warehouseman, who will then cancel said receipt and retain the same in numerical sequence, in a separate file until checked by an Examiner.|
|(7)|| In the event of lost
receipts, a Superior Court, City Court, County Court (within the limitations of
its official jurisdictional amount, a Justice of Peace Court) in term or
vacation, may order the delivery of the goods or issuance of a substitute
document in accordance with the provisions of Section 109A-7-601 of the Georgia
Uniform Commercial Code (Ga. L. 1962, pp. 156, 353). If the document is a
negotiable instrument then the claimant must post security approved by the
above described Court to indemnify any person who may suffer loss as a result
of non-surrender of the document. If the document was non-negotiable, such
security may be required at the discretion of the Court.
"Any warehouseman who without Court Order delivers goods to a person claiming under a missing negotiable document is liable to any person injured thereby, and if the delivery is not in good faith he becomes liable for conversion. Delivery in good faith will not be deemed to be conversion if made in accordance with a filed classification or, where no classification is filed, if the claimant posts security with the warehouseman in an amount at least double the value of the goods at the time of posting to indemnity any person injured by the delivery who filed a notice of claim within the statutory period of one (1) year after delivery."
|(1)|| Terms Defined. The following definitions
shall apply with respect to this rule unless the context with which they are
used dictates otherwise.
|(2)|| Electronic Warehouse Receipts.
|(3)|| Provider requirements and standards for
of the Commissioner.