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Rep. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, said he sees inconsistency in the enforcement program.
“This administration has been very willing to turn a blind eye to illegal aliens pouring into our state, yet, when a natural Tennessean brings a couple of cartons of smokes across the state line, they want to arrest them,” Campfield said.
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He and Johnson both said the program appears to involve the state in interstate commerce, an area where the federal government is granted sole authority by the U.S. Constitution. Johnson said he hopes an arrested motorist will file a lawsuit against the program, and further predicted the state would lose.
Originally posted by FredT
At anyrate these people are attempting to evade a tax that the voters enacted.
NASHVILLE -- The House passed a 42 cent per pack increase
At the federal level, PM USA continues to support enactment of the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act (the “PACT Act”), which passed the Senate in 2004 during the 108th Congress, and which includes a series of reforms to the Jenkins Act, the Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act (CCTA) and the Imported Cigarette Compliance Act (ICCA). Some of the reforms included are: