Licensing required - rules - fines
(1) It is unlawful for any person to engage in the business of a distributor
of tobacco products at any place of business without first obtaining a
license granted and issued by the department, which license shall be in
effect until June 30 following the date of issue, unless sooner revoked.
Such license shall be granted only to a person who owns or operates
the place from which the person engages in the business of a distributor
of tobacco products, and, if such business is operated in two or more
separate places by any such person, a separate license for each place
of business shall be required. Such license shall be renewed only
upon timely application and payment of the required fee prior to expiration.
Such licenses may be transferred in the discretion of and pursuant
to the rules adopted by the department. The fee for a license shall
be ten dollars per year, and such fee shall be credited to the general
fund. Such fee shall be reduced at the rate of two dollars and fifty
cents for each expired quarter of the license year. The department
shall, on reasonable notice and after a hearing, suspend or revoke the
license of any person violating any provision of this article, and no
license shall be issued to such person within a period of two years thereafter.
The department may share information on the names and addresses
of persons who purchased tobacco products for resale with the department
of public health and environment and county and district public health
agencies. The department shall refuse to issue a new or renewal
distributor license, and shall revoke a distributor's license, if the
distributor owes the state any delinquent taxes administered by the department
or interest thereon pursuant to this title that have been determined by
law to be due and unpaid, unless the distributor has entered into an agreement
approved by the department to pay the amount due. The department
shall only issue a new or renewal distributor license to a distributor
that has a current license issued pursuant to section 39-26-103 .
(2) Deleted by Laws 2008, Ch. 64, § 3, eff. Aug. 5, 2008