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13-3711 - Unlawful commercial use of cigarette machines; civil penalties; forfeiture; classification
13-3711. Unlawful commercial use of cigarette machines; civil penalties; forfeiture; classification
A. It is unlawful to possess, use or make available for use for commercial purposes a tobacco product rolling vending machine. A tobacco product rolling vending machine located in a nonresidential premises is presumed to be possessed, used or available for use for commercial purposes unless the machine is for sale. This subsection does not apply to:
1. A tobacco product rolling vending machine that is to be used exclusively for the owner's personal consumption or use if the machine is not located on a retail or other business premises.
2. Tobacco product manufacturers who have obtained a current federal manufacturer of tobacco products permit issued by the federal alcohol and tobacco tax and trade bureau to operate as a tobacco product manufacturer.
B. The department of revenue is authorized to seize the machine and all related tubes, papers, tobacco products and materials, which shall be forfeited to this state following the process prescribed in section 42-1124. All forfeited tobacco products shall also be destroyed pursuant to section 42-1124 and deemed contraband under section 42-3402.
C. A person who knowingly violates this section is guilty of a class 3 misdemeanor and is also subject to the following:
1. The revocation or termination of a license issued pursuant to section 42-3401.
2. A civil penalty not to exceed fifty thousand dollars for each violation.
3. An injunction to restrain a threatened or actual violation of this section.
4. Recovery by this state for the costs of enforcing this section or of any action or proceeding pertaining to a violation of this section, including the costs of investigation and reasonable attorney fees in the trial and appellate courts. Payments shall be deposited into the state general fund.