Persons not qualifying as wholesalers or jobbers; permit for wholesalers or jobbers; revocation procedure.

No person, firm, corporation, association, or copartnership operating more than one retail store or mercantile establishment within this state under the same ownership, supervision, or management, or operating a wholesale and retail business under the same roof, shall be included within the meaning of the words "wholesaler or jobber," as the same are used in this article. This provision is made in the exercise of the police power of the state, as well as for the purpose of raising revenue.

Every wholesaler or jobber who desires to qualify as such with the Department of Revenue, shall make application to the Department of Revenue on blanks prescribed for this purpose, which shall be supplied upon request. Said application blanks will require such information relative to the nature of business engaged in by said wholesaler or jobber as the Department of Revenue deems necessary to the qualifying of said wholesaler or jobber. When the application is received by the Department of Revenue and it believes said wholesaler or jobber to be qualified, it shall issue to said wholesaler or jobber a permit qualifying him as a wholesaler or jobber, as defined in this article, and he shall be allowed the discount on purchases of stamps as set out herein for wholesalers or jobbers purchasing stamps for their individual use. The Department of Revenue shall not sell any stamps or allow any discount on any sale of stamps to any wholesaler or jobber until said wholesaler or jobber shall have complied with all of the provisions of this section. The Department of Revenue may at any time revoke the permit issued to any wholesaler, pursuant to the applicable notice and appeal procedures set forth in Chapter 2A of this title, if the wholesaler has violated any of the provisions of this chapter, or any of the rules of the Department of Revenue adopted and promulgated under authority of this article, and refuse to sell any wholesaler or jobber, any stamps until such time as his permit shall be restored.

(Acts 1935, No. 194, p. 256; Code 1940, T. 51, §730; Acts 1992, No. 92-186, p. 349, §70.)

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