Section 210.07, Florida Statutes 2003
210.07 Metering machines.--
(1)(a) The tax may also be paid through the use of cigarette tax stamp insignia to be applied by the use of metering machines. The division shall prescribe and promulgate appropriate rules and regulations governing the use of metering machines, the procedure for the payment of such cigarette taxes through the use thereof, requiring adequate surety bonds of the users thereof to assure the proper use of such machines and payment of all cigarette taxes that might come due by the users thereof, and all other rules and regulations necessary and proper to govern the use of same.
(b) The provisions of s. 210.05(3)(a) and (b) shall be applicable to cigarette taxes paid through the use of metering machines.
(2) All provisions of this part governing the use of cigarette tax stamps, the compiling of records, the making of reports, permits and revocation of permits, seizures and forfeitures, penalties, and all other provisions pertaining to the payment of cigarette taxes through the use of stamps, shall likewise be applicable to the payment of said taxes through the use of metering machines.
(3) Wholesale or retail dealers of cigarettes owning, leasing, furnishing, or operating cigarette vending machines shall affix to each such machine, in a conspicuous place, an identification sticker furnished by the division. Every sticker shall show the vending machine serial number and the name and address of the cigarette wholesale or retail dealer owning, leasing, furnishing, or operating said vending machine.
(4) No vending machine shall be allowed to operate in the state that does not have affixed thereto the identification sticker required by this section nor shall any vending machine be allowed to operate in the state that does not display at all times at least one package of each brand of the packages located therein so the same are clearly visible and arranged in such a manner that the cigarette tax stamps or meter impressions of stamps affixed thereto are clearly visible. It shall be the duty of any person, firm or corporation operating a cigarette vending machine in this state to furnish the division the location of the vending machine and to report within 30 days to the division any change of location of the vending machine.
History.--s. 5, ch. 21946, 1943; s. 5, ch. 22645, 1945; s. 1, ch. 26320, 1949; s. 2, ch. 57-169; s. 2, ch. 61-399; ss. 16, 35, ch. 69-106; ss. 2, 3, ch. 69-221; s. 6, ch. 79-11; s. 1, ch. 79-317; s. 5, ch. 87-86.