Every person who transports cigarettes not bearing Connecticut cigarette stamps upon the public highways, roads or streets of this state shall have in such person’s actual possession invoices or delivery tickets for such cigarettes, which shall show the true name and address of the consignor or seller, the true name and address of the consignee or purchaser, and the quantity and brands of the cigarettes so transported. If the cigarettes are consigned to or purchased by any person in Connecticut, such purchaser or consignee shall be authorized by this chapter to possess unstamped cigarettes in this state and the stamping of such cigarettes shall not be prohibited by subsection (b) of section 12-302 or subsection (b) of section 12-303. If the invoices or delivery tickets specify that the cigarettes are to be delivered to any person in any other state or jurisdiction such person shall be authorized by the laws of such other state or jurisdiction to receive or possess cigarettes on which the taxes imposed by such other state or jurisdiction have not been paid and the stamping of such cigarettes shall not be prohibited by the laws of such other state or jurisdiction. In the absence of such invoices or delivery tickets, or, if the name or address of the consignee or purchaser is falsified or if the purchaser or consignee is not authorized to possess unstamped cigarettes, the cigarettes so transported shall be deemed contraband and shall be subject to confiscation. Any transporter who violates any provision of this section shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than one year or both, and in addition shall be liable for the tax, interest and penalty as provided in this chapter.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 12-306a
- 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
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Person: means any individual, firm, fiduciary, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, trust or association, however formed. See Connecticut General Statutes 12-285