(a) Any machine at a retail establishment or commercial premises that enables a person to process, at such establishment or premises, tobacco or any product that is made or derived from tobacco into a roll or tube shall be deemed a cigarette rolling machine.

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 12-285d

  • Cigarette: means and includes any roll for smoking made wholly or in part of tobacco, irrespective of size or shape and irrespective of whether the tobacco is flavored, adulterated or mixed with any other ingredient, where such roll has a wrapper or cover made of paper or any other material, except where such wrapper is wholly or in the greater part made of tobacco and such roll weighs over three pounds per thousand, provided, if any roll for smoking has a wrapper made of homogenized tobacco or natural leaf tobacco, and the roll is a cigarette size so that it weighs three pounds or less per thousand, such roll is a cigarette and subject to the tax imposed by part I and part II of this chapter. See Connecticut General Statutes 12-285
  • Dealer: means any person other than a distributor who is engaged in this state in the business of selling cigarettes, including any person operating and servicing fewer than twenty-five cigarette vending machines, and any person who is engaged in the business of selling taxed tobacco products, as defined in section 12-330a, at retail. See Connecticut General Statutes 12-285
  • Distributor: means (A) any person in this state engaged in the business of manufacturing cigarettes. See Connecticut General Statutes 12-285
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Person: means any individual, firm, fiduciary, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, trust or association, however formed. See Connecticut General Statutes 12-285

(b) Every person owning, leasing, possessing, controlling, operating or otherwise using any cigarette rolling machine, as described in subsection (a) of this section, at such person’s retail establishment or commercial premises in this state, or permitting or allowing the operation or use at such person’s retail establishment or commercial premises in this state of any such cigarette rolling machine, shall be deemed to be a tobacco product manufacturer, as defined in section 4-28h, and shall be required to secure and retain a cigarette manufacturer’s license in accordance with section 12-285b.

(c) Any cigarette dealer‘s license or cigarette distributor‘s license issued under the provisions of this chapter, and any tobacco products distributor’s license issued under the provisions of chapter 214a, to any person described in subsection (b) of this section shall, if such person has not secured and does not retain a cigarette manufacturer’s license in accordance with section 12-285b, be subject to suspension or revocation in accordance with sections 12-295 and 12-330e. Any such person’s failure to secure and retain a cigarette manufacturer’s license, in accordance with section 12-285b, shall also be deemed to be a failure to comply with the provisions of chapter 219, and the seller’s permit of any such person shall also be subject to suspension or revocation in accordance with section 12-409.

(d) Any person described in subsection (b) of this section who is issued a cigarette manufacturer’s license in accordance with section 12-285b and who intends to distribute in this state the cigarettes such person manufactures, shall be required to obtain a cigarette distributor’s license in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. Nothing in this section shall relieve any person who has been issued a license as required by this section from the obligation to comply with all other provisions of law, including, but not limited to, the provisions of this chapter and chapters 47, 214a and 541.