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For the purpose of this chapter, whenever any of the following words or terms is used herein, it shall have the meaning ascribed to it in this section:
“Cigarette” means any roll for smoking made wholly or in part of tobacco, irrespective of size or shape and whether such tobacco is flavored, adulterated or mixed with any other ingredient, or not, and the wrapper of which is made of paper or any other substance or material except tobacco.
“Cigarette purveyor” means a wholesale tobacco dealer or retailer tobacco dealer.
“Cigarette vending machine” has the meaning ascribed to that term in Section 4-64-100.
“Commissioner” means the commissioner of business affairs and consumer protection.
“Comptroller” means the comptroller of the city.
“Department” means the department of finance of the city.
“Director of revenue” means the director of revenue of the city.
“Manufacturer” means any person who makes or fabricates cigarettes, or packs and sells them in packages.
“Package” means the original packet, box or container whatsoever used to contain and to convey cigarettes to the consumer.
“Person” means any natural person, trustee, court- appointed representative, syndicate, association, partnership, limited liability company, firm, club, company, corporation, business trust, institution, agency, government corporation, municipal corporation, district or other political subdivision, or any other entity recognized by law as the subject of rights and duties.
“Retail tobacco dealer” means any person who engages in the business of selling cigarettes in the City of Chicago to a purchaser for use or consumption and not for resale in any form.
“Sale”, “resale”, “selling” means any transfer of ownership or possession, or both, exchange or barter, conditional or otherwise, in any manner or by any means whatsoever for a valuable consideration.
“Stamp” means paper or other material with an imprint or decalcomania device thereon, of such size, design, color and denominations as may be prescribed and procured by the comptroller which, when affixed to a package of cigarettes, shall evidence payment of the tax thereon, as provided by this chapter.
“Use” means any exercise of right or power, actual or constructive, and shall include but is not limited to the receipt, storage or any keeping or retention for any length of time, but shall not include possession for sale by a retail or wholesale tobacco dealer as defined in this chapter.
“Wholesale tobacco dealer” means any person who engages in the business of selling or supplying cigarettes to any person for resale in the City of Chicago.
(Added Coun. J. 12-9-92, p. 25465; Amend Coun. J. 12-15-92, p. 27387; Amend Coun. J. 5-4-94, p. 49311; Amend Coun. J. 7-27-05, p. 53211, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 12-14-05, p. 66648, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 11-19-08, p. 47220, Art. V, § 5; Amend Coun. J. 11-16-11, p. 13798, Art. I, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 5-9-12, p. 27485, § 9*; Amend Coun. J. 11-8-12, p. 38872, § 37; Amend Coun. J. 4-19-17, p. 48180, Art. IV, § 1)
* Editor's note– Amendments made by Coun. J. 5-9-12, p. 27485, § 9, take effect after the expiration of all cigarette-vending machine operator licenses issued or renewed by the city's Commissioner of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.