26-57-242

Wholesaler -- Transporting cigarettes with stamps affixed outside state for reentry.

(a) Every wholesaler of tobacco products doing business at or from an established place of business located within this state and authorized to purchase untaxed tobacco products on an open account directly from manufacturers who have general distribution of tobacco products in Arkansas, and who sell to licensed retailers, are prohibited from transporting cigarettes to which stamps have been affixed outside the boundaries of the State of Arkansas for warehousing or reentry into this state, or both, for either sale or resale.

(b) The prohibition contained in this section does not apply to any wholesaler of tobacco products who was actually engaged in and had an established distribution practice of transporting cigarettes upon which the Arkansas stamp had been affixed outside the boundaries of the State of Arkansas for warehousing or reentry into the State of Arkansas, or both, for sale or resale on or before January 1, 1972.

(c) Upon violation of this section by a wholesaler, the Director of Arkansas Tobacco Control shall revoke the wholesaler's permit.

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