Laws and Regulations Committee (L&R)

The Laws and Regulations Committee (L&R) is dedicated to the development of uniform models for voluntary adoption by the states. These laws and regulations range from the basic weights and measures law to specific laws and regulations for Weighmasters, commodity regulations, price scanners, unit pricing, engine fuel and automotive lubricants and more. These model laws and regulations are published in NIST Handbook 130, Uniform Laws and Regulations.

Additionally, the L&R Committee addresses test procedures for verifying the actual net quantity contained in packages offered for sale. These standards are published in NIST Handbook 133, Checking the Net Quantity of Packaged Goods.

Laws and Regulations Committee Members

The work of NCWM is only possible through the volunteer leadership of those who serve on our committees and workgroups. Membership of the L&R Committee includes state or local regulatory officials representing each of the four regional weights and measures associations, a member of the Associate Membership Committee and NIST Technical Advisors.

OfficeNameAffiliationTerm Ends
Committee ChairMichelle WilsonArizona2019
MemberEthan BogrenWestchester County, New York2020
MemberJoel MadduxVirginia2021
MemberJohn McGuireNew Jersey2022
MemberDoug RathbunIllinois2023
Associate Membership RepresentativePrentiss SearlesAmerican Petroleum Institute2023
Canadian Technical AdvisorLance RobertsonMeasurement CanadaNA
NIST Technical AdvisorDavid SefcikNIST, Office of Weights and MeasuresNA
NIST Technical AdvisorLisa WarfieldNIST, Office of Weights and MeasuresNA