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Health and Safety Code 161.455 on 5/18/2015

	
					

Text of section effective until September 01, 2019

Sec. 161.455.  SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS. (a) A person who mails or ships cigarettes in connection with a delivery sale order shall:

(1)  include as part of the shipping documents a clear and conspicuous statement: "CIGARETTES: TEXAS LAW PROHIBITS SHIPPING TO INDIVIDUALS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE AND REQUIRES THE PAYMENT OF ALL APPLICABLE TAXES";

(2)  use a method of mailing or shipping that obligates the delivery service to require:

(A)  the purchaser placing the delivery sale order, or an adult who is at least 18 years of age and who resides at the purchaser's address, to sign to accept delivery of the shipping container; and

(B)  the person signing to accept delivery of the shipping container to provide proof, in the form of a government-issued identification bearing a photograph that the person is:

(i)  the addressee or an adult who is at least 18 years of age and who resides at the purchaser's address; and

(ii)  at least 18 years of age if the person appears to be younger than 27 years of age; and

(3)  provide to the delivery service retained to make the delivery evidence of full compliance with Section 161.457.

(b)  A person taking a delivery sale order who delivers the cigarettes without using a third-party delivery service shall comply with the requirements prescribed by this subchapter that apply to a delivery service.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 730, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

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