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10-50-1Definition of terms.

Terms used in this chapter mean:

(1)    "Consumer," any individual who is not a retailer or a licensed distributor or wholesaler pursuant to § 10-50-9;

(2)    "Dealer," or "retailer," any person other than a distributor or wholesaler, as defined herein, who is engaged in this state in the business of selling cigarettes or tobacco products at retail;

(3)    "Distributor," any person engaged in this state in the business of producing or manufacturing cigarettes, or importing into the state cigarettes, at least seventy-five percent of which are purchased directly from the manufacturers thereof;

(4)    "Licensed distributor," or "licensed wholesaler," a distributor or wholesaler licensed under the provisions of this chapter;

(5)    "Person," any individual, firm, fiduciary, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, trust, or association, however formed;

(6)    "Sale" or "sell," shall include or apply to gifts, exchanges, and barter;

(7)    "Secretary," the secretary of revenue;

(8)    "Tobacco products," cigars, snuff, chewing tobacco, and any other products made up or composed of tobacco in whole or in part, except cigarettes.

Source: SDC 1939, § 57.3901; SL 1951, ch 452, § 1; SL 1970, ch 78, § 1; SL 1973, ch 2, § 278; SL 1994, ch 351, § 27; SL 1995, ch 72, § 5; SL 2003, ch 272 (Ex. Ord. 03-1), § 82; SL 2005, ch 82, § 1; SL 2009, ch 58, § 1; SL 2011, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 11-1), § 161, eff. Apr. 12, 2011.

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