325D.30 MINNESOTA UNFAIR CIGARETTE SALES ACT; FINDINGS AND POLICY.
The legislature finds that unfair, dishonest, and fraudulent business practices exist in
transactions involving the sale of, or offer to sell, cigarettes in the wholesale and retail trades in
this state and are demoralizing and disorganizing the said trades.
Offering for sale, or sale of cigarettes below cost in the wholesale and retail trade is declared
by the legislature to have the intent or effect of injuring a competitor, destroying or lessening
competition, and is deemed an unfair and deceptive business practice and an unfair method
Such practices affect collection of taxes and license fees imposed on persons engaged in
the sale of cigarettes.
It is hereby declared to be the policy of the state of Minnesota and the purposes of sections
to protect the public by prohibiting such sales.
History: 1967 c 600 s 1; 1987 c 268 art 13 s 40