Statements of common carriers, contract carriers, buses, etc.
All common carriers, contract carriers, buses and trucks transporting tobacco products may be required under regulations to be prescribed by the Department of Revenue to transmit to the Department of Revenue a periodic statement of such consignments or deliveries of tobacco products showing date, point of origin, point of delivery and to whom delivered, and time of delivery, and all common carriers, buses or trucks shall permit examination by the Department of Revenue or its agents of their records relating to shipment or receipt of tobacco products. The common carriers, buses and trucks shall permit the examination and investigation of their records of shipment or receipts relating to tobacco products, when and wherever it is deemed advisable and necessary by the Department of Revenue or its agents in the enforcement of this article. Inspectors, stamp deputies and other duly authorized agents of the Department of Revenue, on proper identification from and authorization by the Department of Revenue, shall make such examination. Any person, firm, corporation, partnership or association of persons who refuses to transmit to the Department of Revenue the statements hereinabove provided for, or who refuses to permit the examination of his records by the Department of Revenue or its duly authorized agent, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 for each such offense.