As used in this chapter, unless a different meaning is indicated by the context:
"Armed services of the United States" for purposes of this chapter
shall include the Department of Defense, United States Army, Navy, Air
Force, Marines, Department of Transportation in the case of Coast Guard
facilities, or Coast Guard, and their respective reserve, National Guard,
"Attorney general" means the state attorney general or deputy
"Business location" or "place of business" means the
entire premises occupied by a retail tobacco permit applicant or an entity
required to hold a retail tobacco permit under this chapter and shall
include but is not limited to any store, stand, outlet, vehicle, cart,
location, vending machine, or structure from which cigarettes or tobacco
products are sold or distributed to a consumer.
"Cigarette" means any roll for smoking made wholly or in part
of tobacco, irrespective of size and shape and whether or not the tobacco
is flavored, adulterated, or mixed with any other ingredient, the wrapper
or cover of which is made of paper or any other substance or material
"Cigarette package" means a sealed package of cigarettes originating
from the manufacturer and bearing the health warning required by law.
"Consumer" means a person who acquires or possesses a cigarette
or a tobacco product for personal consumption and not for resale or distribution.
"Dealer" means any person coming into the possession of cigarettes
or tobacco products which have not been acquired from an authorized permit
holder or licensee under this chapter, or any person rendering a distribution
service who buys and maintains, at the person's place of business,
a stock of cigarettes or tobacco products that have not been acquired
from a licensee and who distributes or uses such cigarettes or tobacco products.
"Department" means the department of taxation.
"Distribute", "distributes", or "distribution"
means to sell, ship, transfer, give, or deliver to another, or to leave,
barter, or exchange with another, or to offer or agree to do the same.
"Entity" means one or more individuals, a company, corporation,
a partnership, an association, or any other type of legal entity.
"Falsely alter" means to change a stamp in any manner so that
the altered stamp falsely appears or purports to have a value or validity
that is not authorized or consented to by the department.
"Falsely make" means to print, manufacture, or make what purports
to be a stamp without the authority or consent of the department.
"Falsely reuse" means to affix a stamp that was previously affixed
to a package of cigarettes, to another package of cigarettes.
"Intentionally" for purposes of this chapter shall have the same
meaning as in section 702-206.
"Knowingly" for purposes of this chapter shall have the same
meaning as in section 702-206.
"Large cigar" means any roll for smoking made wholly or in part
of tobacco if such product is wrapped in any substance containing tobacco
and weighs more than four pounds per thousand.
"License" means a license granted under this chapter, that authorizes
the holder to engage in the business of a wholesaler or dealer of cigarettes
or tobacco products in the State. For purposes of any action brought pursuant
to section 231-35, the term "license" shall include a retail
tobacco permit required under this chapter.
"Licensee" means the holder of a license as a wholesaler or dealer
granted under this chapter.
"Little cigar" means any roll for smoking made wholly or in part
of tobacco if such product is wrapped in any substance containing tobacco,
other than natural leaf tobacco, and weighs not more than four pounds
per thousand rolls.
"Permittee" means the holder of a retail tobacco permit in accordance
with this chapter.
"Persons" means one or more people, a company, corporation, a
partnership, or an association.
"Possession" means knowingly having direct physical control at
a given time or knowingly having the power and the intention, at a given
time, to exercise dominion or control, either directly or through another entity.
"Prosecuting attorney" means the prosecuting attorney or the
deputy prosecuting attorneys of each of the respective counties.
"Recklessly" for purposes of this chapter shall have the same
meaning as in section 702-206.
"Retailer" means an entity that engages in the practice of selling
cigarettes or tobacco products to consumers and includes the owner of
a cigarette or tobacco product vending machine.
"Retail price" means the ordinary, customary, or usual price
paid by the consumer for the articles taxed.
"Retail sale" or "tobacco retailing" means the practice
of selling cigarettes or tobacco products to consumers and includes the
sale of cigarettes or tobacco through a vending machine.
"Retail tobacco permit" means a permit granted under this chapter
that authorizes an entity to engage in the business of selling cigarettes
and tobacco products to consumers.
"Sale" includes every act of selling and includes any sale or
act of selling that originates from any order that is placed or submitted
by means of a telephonic or other method of voice transmission, the mail,
or any other delivery service, or the Internet or other online service.
"Sale" or "sold" includes any delivery of cigarettes
or tobacco products, whether cash is actually paid therefor or not.
"Sell" means to:
(1) Solicit and receive an order for;
(2) Have, keep, offer, or expose for sale;
(3) Deliver for value or deliver in any other way than purely gratuitously;
(5) Keep with intent to sell; and
(6) Traffic in.
"Ship" or "causes to be shipped" means to send by any
means of transportation, including by vessel, vehicle, or aircraft.
"Stamp" means a stamp printed, manufactured, or made by authority
of the department, as provided in this chapter, that is issued, sold,
or circulated by the department, and by the use of which the tax levied
under this chapter is paid.
"Tobacco products" means tobacco in any form, other than cigarettes
or little cigars, that is prepared or intended for consumption or for
personal use by humans, including large cigars and any substitutes thereof
other than cigarettes that bear the semblance thereof, snuff, chewing
or smokeless tobacco, and smoking or pipe tobacco.
"Tobacco tax" means the tax imposed by this chapter.
"Use" means the exercise of any right or power incident to ownership
or possession, other than the sale, or the keeping or retention for the
purpose of sale.
"Wholesale price", in addition to any other meaning of the term,
means in the case of a tax upon the use of tobacco products, or upon a
sale not made at wholesale:
(1) If made by a person who during the month preceding the accrual of the
tax made substantial sales to retailers of like tobacco products, the
average price of the sales, and
(2) If made by any other person, the average price of sales to retailers
of like tobacco products made by other taxpayers in the same county during
the month preceding the accrual of the tax.