(a) Each bale of cotton ginned by a ginner shall be wrapped so that:
(1) the bale will be completely covered when compressed and the ends of the bale are
closed and well sewn; and
(2) the markings on the bale will remain intact and visible under ordinary conditions.
(b) In compressing, recompressing, baling, or rebaling cotton, each person owning,
operating, or working for a compress in this state shall, prior to delivery of a bale
to a common carrier, bind and tie the bale so that the bale is free of:
(1) dangerously exposed ends of bands or buckles; or
(2) dangerously exposed or protruding parts of ties, bands, buckles, or splices.
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