Texas Health and Safety Code § 161.456. Registration and Reporting Requirements

(a) A person may not make a delivery sale or ship cigarettes or e-cigarettes in connection with a delivery sale unless the person first files with the comptroller a statement that includes:

(1) the person's name and trade name;  and

(2) the address of the person's principal place of business and any other place of business, and the person's telephone number and e-mail address.

(b) Except as provided by Subsection (d), not later than the 10th day of each month, each person who has made a delivery sale or shipped or delivered cigarettes or e-cigarettes in connection with a delivery sale during the previous month shall file with the comptroller a memorandum or a copy of the invoice that provides for each delivery sale:

(1) the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address of the individual to whom the delivery sale was made;

(2) the brand or brands of the cigarettes or e-cigarettes that were sold;  and

(3) the quantity of cigarettes or e-cigarettes that were sold.

(c) With respect to cigarettes, a person who complies with 15 U.S.C. Section 376 , as amended, is considered to have complied with this section.

(d) A person is exempt from the requirement of filing with the comptroller a memorandum or a copy of an invoice under Subsection (b) if, in the two years preceding the date the report is due, the person has not violated this subchapter and has not been reported under Section 161.090 to the comptroller as having violated Subchapter H.

(e) A person required to submit a memorandum or a copy of an invoice under Subsection (b) shall submit a memorandum or a copy of an invoice to the comptroller for each delivery sale of a cigarette or e-cigarette in the previous two years unless the person has previously submitted the memorandum or copy to the comptroller.

(f) A person shall maintain records of compliance with this section until at least the fourth anniversary of the date the record was prepared.


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