A. A person may not hold, store or transport unstamped cigarettes or untaxed roll-your-own tobacco for sale or distribution in this state in any vehicle pursuant to section 36-798.06.
Terms Used In Arizona Laws 42-3454
- Distributor: means any person that manufactures, produces, ships, transports or imports into this state or in any manner acquires or possesses for the purpose of making the first sale of the following:
(a) Cigarettes without Arizona tax stamps affixed as required by this article. See Arizona Laws 42-3001
- Person: means any individual, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, corporation, municipal corporation, estate, trust, club, society or other group or combination acting as a unit, and the plural as well as the singular number. See Arizona Laws 42-3001
- Retailer: means any person that comes into possession of any luxury subject to the taxes imposed by this chapter for the purpose of selling it for consumption and not for resale. See Arizona Laws 42-3001
- Roll: means the assessment and tax roll. See Arizona Laws 42-11001
- Roll-your-own tobacco: means any tobacco that, because of its appearance, type, packaging or labeling, is suitable for use and likely to be offered to or purchased by consumers as tobacco for making cigarettes. See Arizona Laws 42-3001
- Vehicle: means a device in, on or by which a person or property is or may be transported or drawn on the roads of this state regardless of the means by which it is propelled or whether it runs on a track. See Arizona Laws 42-3001
B. This section does not apply to either of the following:
1. A vehicle that is owned, operated or contracted by a person who holds a valid license issued under section 42-3401 and is transporting unstamped cigarettes or untaxed roll-your-own tobacco from one to another of the licensee’s places of business listed on its application.
2. A vehicle that is transporting unstamped cigarettes or untaxed roll-your-own tobacco to a licensed distributor as part of a lawful sale or in interstate commerce to a person lawfully operating as a manufacturer, distributor or retailer of cigarettes or roll-your-own tobacco.