2009 Rhode Island Code
Title 44 - Taxation
CHAPTER 44-20.1 - Delivery Sales of Cigarettes
§ 44-20.1-5 - Shipping requirements.

SECTION 44-20.1-5

   § 44-20.1-5  Shipping requirements. – (a) Each person who mails, ships, or otherwise delivers cigarettes in connection with a delivery sale:

   (1) Shall include as part of the bill of lading or other shipping documents a clear and conspicuous statement providing as follows: "Cigarettes: Rhode Island law prohibits shipping to individuals under 18, and requires the payment of all applicable taxes":

   (2) Shall use a method of mailing, shipping or delivery that obligates the delivery service to require: (i) the consumer placing the purchase order for the delivery sale or another adult of legal minimum purchase age residing at the consumer's address, to sign to accept delivery of the shipping container; and (ii) proof, in the form of a valid, government-issued identification bearing a photograph of the individual who signs to accept delivery of the shipping container, demonstrating that he/she either the addressee or another adult of legal minimum purchase age residing at the consumer's address. However, proof of the legal minimum purchase age shall be required only if such individual appears to be under twenty-seven (27) years of age; and

   (3) Shall provide to the delivery service retained for such delivery sale evidence of full compliance with § 44-20.1-7.

   (b) If the person accepting a purchase order for a delivery sale delivers the cigarettes without using a delivery service, such person shall comply with all requirements of this chapter applicable to a delivery service and shall be in violation of the provisions of this chapter if he/she fails to comply with any such requirement.

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