Title 44

Chapter 20
Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Tax

R.I. Gen. Laws § 44-20-38

§ 44-20-38. Hearing on cigarettes seized.

When any cigarettes are seized under the provisions of § 44-20-37, any person claiming an interest in the cigarettes may make written application to the tax administrator for a hearing, stating his or her interest in the cigarettes and his or her reasons why they should not be forfeited. Further proceedings on the application for a hearing are taken as provided in §§ 44-20-47 and 44-20-48. No destruction of any cigarettes under the provisions of § 44-20-37 shall be carried out while an application for a hearing is pending before the tax administrator, but the pendency of an appeal under the provisions of § 44-20-48 shall not prevent the destruction unless the appellant posts a satisfactory bond, with surety, in an amount double the estimated value of the cigarettes, conditioned upon the successful termination of the appeal.

History of Section.
P.L. 1939, ch. 663, § 19; impl. am. P.L. 1940, ch. 875, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 44-20-38; P.L. 2007, ch. 246, § 3; P.L. 2007, ch. 250, § 3.