ORS 323.612¹
Seizure and forfeiture of contraband tobacco products
  • appeal

(1) Any contraband tobacco products found by an authorized representative of the Department of Revenue or any law enforcement agency may be immediately seized and subject to forfeiture. If seized and forfeited under this subsection, the tobacco products shall be destroyed.

(2) Notwithstanding ORS 305.280 (Time for filing appeals), a seizure and forfeiture made under this section may be appealed to the magistrate division of the tax court within 30 days of the date of the seizure in the manner prescribed in ORS 305.404 (Oregon Tax Court) to 305.560 (Appeals procedure generally). [2003 c.804 §57]

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Notes of Decisions

This chapter was not intended to impose a tax on cigarettes sold by an Oregon distributor, to be shipped out of state and sold out of state to ultimate consumers for use out of state. Carter & Son v. Dept. of Rev., 5 OTR 379 (1974)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 323—Cigarettes and Tobacco Products, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors323.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 323, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano323.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information