40-25-7

Drop shipments.

Any retail dealer or semijobber of tobacco products enumerated and defined in this article purchasing, or receiving such commodities from without the state, whether the same shall have been ordered or purchased through a wholesaler or jobber in this state, or by drop shipment or otherwise, shall within 12 hours of receipt of such tobacco products, provide electronically, a true duplicate invoice of all such purchases or receipts to the Department of Revenue, the invoice carrying the name of the person or firm from whom or through whom such purchases or shipments of the tobacco products so received, showing kinds and quantities. Any retail dealer or semijobber failing or refusing to furnish duplicate invoices, in both the manner and time allowed, may be subject to a department imposed penalty of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000) nor more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), to be multiplied by the sum of the current violation plus prior violations of this subsection. Tobacco products imported by retail dealers and semijobbers in which a true and duplicate invoice has not been received by the department are considered contraband and subject to confiscation as provided for in this chapter.

(Acts 1935, No. 194, p. 256; Code 1940, T. 51, §720; Act 2014-262, p. 827, §1.)

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