Maine Revised Statutes

§1554-A. Sale of unpackaged cigarettes

1. Prohibition.  A person may not:
A. Sell cigarettes except in the original sealed package in which they were placed by the manufacturer, which may not be smaller than 20 cigarettes per package; or [2003, c. 452, Pt. K, §5 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF).]
B. Sell cigarettes in smaller quantities than placed in the package by the manufacturer. [2003, c. 452, Pt. K, §5 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 452, Pt. K, §5 (RPR); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF) .]
2. Penalty; employee.  A person who violates this section commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $10 and not more than $100 may be adjudged. In all cases of violations, the court shall impose a fine that may not be suspended, except pursuant to Title 15, section 3314.
[ 2003, c. 452, Pt. K, §5 (RPR); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF) .]
3. Penalty; employer.  The employer of a person who violates this section commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $1,000 may be adjudged. In all cases of violations, the court shall impose a fine that may not be suspended.
[ 2003, c. 452, Pt. K, §5 (NEW); 2003, c. 452, Pt. X, §2 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 470, §9 (NEW). 1995, c. 470, §19 (AFF). 1997, c. 305, §3 (AMD). 2003, c. 452, §X2 (AFF). 2003, c. 452, §K5 (RPR).