245-37 Sale or purchase of packages of cigarettes without stamps; fines and penalties

(a) Beginning April 1, 2001, a person shall be guilty of a class C felony if the person:

(1) Is not a licensee, and knowingly possesses, keeps, stores, acquires, or transports three thousand or more cigarettes that do not have stamps affixed to the cigarette packages as required by this part; or

(2) Knowingly sells one thousand or more cigarettes that do not have stamps affixed to the cigarette packages as required by this part.

(b) Beginning April 1, 2001, a person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor if the person:

(1) Is not a licensee, and knowingly possesses, keeps, stores, acquires, or transports one thousand or more cigarettes that do not have stamps affixed to the cigarette packages as required by this part; or

(2) Knowingly sells less than one thousand cigarettes that do not have stamps affixed to the cigarette packages as required by this part.

(c) In addition to any other authorized disposition, a corporation found in violation of:

(1) Subsection (a) is subject to a fine in an amount not to exceed $50,000; and

(2) Subsection (b) is subject to a fine in an amount not to exceed $25,000. [L 2000, c 249, pt of §1]

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