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HB 1820 Cigarettes; sale, purchase, possession, etc., for purpose of evading taxes, penalties.
SUMMARY AS PASSED: (all summaries)
Unstamped cigarettes; sale, transport, possession, etc.; penalties. Provides that it is a Class 6 felony to sell, purchase, transport, receive, or possess 500 or more packages of unstamped cigarettes and a Class 5 felony for a second offense; under current law, the threshold is 3,000 or more packages and there is no heightened penalty for a second offense. The bill also provides that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor to sell fewer than 500 packages of unstamped cigarettes; under current law the threshold is fewer than 3,000 packages and is a Class 2 misdemeanor.