Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2016
Cigarette and Tobacco Products Tax Regulations
Title 18 of the California Code of Regulations
Article 10. Metering Machines and Impressions
Regulation 4052. Metering Machine Requirements.
A distributor desiring to use a metering machine shall apply to the board for authorization. The following terms and conditions are applicable to the use of metering equipment by a distributor:
(a) impressions will be made only by means of machines approved by the board and meters registered with the board;
(b) only clear and legible imprints will be used on packages of cigarettes distributed;
(c) impressions by a meter registered to the distributor will be made only on packages of cigarettes owned by the distributor;
(d) only ink approved by the board will be used;
(e) each meter will be kept in a safe place when not in use, and will be safeguarded when being transported;
(f) in case of theft, loss or mysterious disappearance of a meter or tampering therewith, the incident will be immediately reported to the board, to proper police authorities, and to the meter manufacturer;
(g) no meter will be transferred or otherwise disposed of without prior written permission of the board;
(h) no repairs will be made to a meter except by a duly authorized representative of the meter manufacturer and upon prior approval of the board; and
(i) any meter having a broken seal will be immediately reported to the board and to the manufacturer and will not be used by the distributor.
History: Adopted June 24, 1959.
Amended January 12 1968.