Oregon Statutes - Chapter 323 - Cigarettes and Tobacco Products - Section 323.709 - Requirements for persons mailing or shipping tobacco in delivery sales.

A person may not mail or ship tobacco in connection with a delivery sale order unless the person, before mailing or shipping the tobacco, does all of the following:

(1) Obtains a certification from the prospective consumer that includes a written statement signed by the prospective consumer that:

(a) Certifies the prospective consumerís address and that the prospective consumer is at least the legal minimum purchase age; and

(b) Confirms that the prospective consumer understands that signing another personís name to the certification is illegal, that the sale of tobacco to individuals under the legal minimum purchase age is illegal and that the purchase of tobacco by individuals under the legal minimum purchase age is illegal under ORS 167.401;

(2) Verifies the information contained in the certification against a commercially available database of government-collected information showing the age or date of birth of the individual placing the order and obtains a photocopy or other image of a valid, government-issued identification stating the age or date of birth of the individual placing the order;

(3) Provides a notice to the prospective consumer, via electronic mail or other means, that meets the requirements of ORS 323.715; and

(4) In the case of an order for tobacco placed through an Internet website, receives payment for the delivery sale from the prospective purchaser by a credit or debit card that has been issued in the name of the prospective purchaser or by a personal check issued by the prospective purchaser. [2003 c.804 §76]

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