SB 1211 Limits the sale of non-compliant cigarettes
Sponsor: Callahan
LR Number: 5138S.02I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 2/28/2008 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S414
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2008

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SB 1211 - This act relieves any person licensed or required to affix a tax stamp on cigarette packages or any retailer who in good faith sells cigarettes that do not comply with state law, from being subject to any administrative, civil or criminal penalties associated with such act. However it does not relieve a wholesaler or retailer from any penalty imposed by law if the tax stamp has not been lawfully applied.

Declarations of non-compliant cigarettes must be posted on the website of both the Attorney General and the Department of Revenue. The director of the Department of Revenue must notify all wholesalers in writing via U.S. Mail of the manufacturers and cigarette brands that are no longer lawful to sell in the state. Within five days of such notification, the wholesaler must provide the director with a count of said manufacturers cigarette brands that the wholesaler is holding in inventory for sale in this state.

This act is similar to Senate Bill 462 (2007).

JASON ZAMKUS