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      RS 26:902     


§902.  Permits

The commissioner shall issue as authorized by this Section the following types of permits and shall adopt rules and regulations that specify the identifying information that is required to appear on the face of each type of permit:

(1)  Retail Dealer Permit.  A retail dealer permit shall be issued to a dealer other than a wholesale dealer or vending machine operator for each retail outlet where cigars, cigarettes, other tobacco products, alternative nicotine products, or vapor products are offered for sale either over the counter or by vending machine.

(2)(a)  Stamping Agent Designation.  A stamping agent designation shall be issued to a dealer that engages in the business of purchasing unstamped or non-tax paid cigarettes that meets all requirements of a wholesale dealer as defined by this Chapter, the provision of R.S. 26:906(H), and any rules or regulations issued in connection therewith.

(b)  The holder of a valid stamping agent designation that engages in interstate business or affixes tax stamps of another state shall first apply for an exporter license allowing it to purchase or possess unstamped or non-tax paid cigarettes.

(3)  Vending Machine Operator Permit.  A vending machine operator permit shall be issued to a vending machine operator operating one or more vending machines.  Licensed wholesale dealers who operate vending machines shall not be required to obtain a vending machine operator permit.

(4)  Vending Machine Permit.  A vending machine permit shall be issued to the vending machine operator or wholesale dealer for each vending machine he operates and such permit shall be affixed to the front surface of the vending machine in a location as designated by the commissioner.

(5)  Wholesale Dealer Permit.  A wholesale dealer permit shall be issued to a wholesale dealer for each wholesale place of business operated by the wholesale dealer.

Acts 1997, No. 1370, §2, eff. Oct. 1, 1997; Acts 2012, No. 143, §1; Acts 2013, No. 221, §2; Acts 2014, No. 278, §2, eff. May 28, 2014.

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