Department may compromise confiscation; rules and regulations governing interstate common carriers.

The Department of Revenue may in its discretion return any goods confiscated under this article or any part thereof when it is shown that there was no intention to violate the provisions of this article. When any goods, merchandise or other property are confiscated under the provisions of this article, the Department of Revenue may, in its discretion, return such goods to the parties from whom they are confiscated if and when such parties shall pay to the Department of Revenue, or its duly authorized representative, an amount equal to the tax due under this article on the goods confiscated, and in such cases no advertisement shall be made or notices posted in connection with said confiscation.

The Department of Revenue may promulgate rules and regulations governing the stamping of any articles or commodities enumerated herein handled by persons, firms or corporations operating on interstate common carriers. Any rules or regulations of the Department of Revenue, when duly made and promulgated shall have the full force and effect of law. Any person violating such rule when duly made and promulgated, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall upon conviction be fined not less than $50 nor more than $100 for each offense.

(Acts 1935, No. 194, p. 256; Code 1940, T. 51, §723.)

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