SB 0222 Creates felony for sale or distribution of gray market cigarettes
LR Number:0822S.02I Fiscal Note:0822-02
Committee:Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:05/18/01 - S Inf Calendar S Bills for Perfection Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2001
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Current Bill Summary

SB 222 - This act prohibits a tax stamp from being affixed to any package of cigarettes unless certain federal requirements are met. No stamp shall be affixed to any package labeled as not intended for sale inside the United States or has a label that has been altered. Any violation is a Class D felony, whether committed knowingly or recklessly, and is also deemed an unlawful trade practice. The Department of Revenue may revoke a wholesale license of a person in violation of these provisions, and may impose a civil penalty and seize the items involved. The Attorney General has concurrent power to enforce the act.

Similar provisions are contained in the TAT version of HB 381 (2001).