Section 40-12-139

Peddlers and itinerant vendors.

(a) Every itinerant vendor or peddler who shall sell or offer for sale any drugs, ointments or medical preparations intended for treatment of any disease or injury, who shall by speech, writing or printing or any other method profess to treat or cure diseases, injury or deformity by any drug, nostrum or medical preparation shall pay an annual license tax of $250 to the state and $125 in each county where he does business, but the license taken out under this section will not be so construed as to authorize the licensee to practice medicine or treat persons for diseases; provided, that the foregoing shall not be construed to apply to the sale of patent or proprietary medicines or household remedies in original or unbroken packages upon which are written or printed directions for use.

(b) Each itinerant vendor or peddler of spices, flavoring, extracts, toilet articles, soaps, insecticides, stock and poultry supplies, proprietary medicines and household remedies in original packages and other packaged articles of like kind commonly used on the farm and in the home, who uses a motor vehicle solely for the purpose of transporting merchandise from house to house or place to place, who does not use such vehicle for the display of merchandise or as a rolling store and who does not permit purchasers or prospective purchasers to enter said vehicle for the purpose of inspecting or purchasing merchandise shall pay an annual license tax of $7.50 to the state and $7.50 to each county in which he does business; provided, that those who use a vehicle as herein provided, other than a motor vehicle, shall pay an annual license tax of $20 to the state and $10 to each county in which they do business, and those who operate without a vehicle of any kind shall pay an annual license tax of $10 to the state and $10 to each county in which they do business.

(c) Upon the payment of the license fees provided in subsection (b) of this section, the licensee shall be required to pay no other state or county license tax for the privilege of carrying on the business described in said subsection.

(Acts 1935, No. 194, p. 256; Acts 1936, Ex. Sess., No. 43, p. 26; Code 1940, T. 51, §568; Acts 1961, No. 721, p. 1030.)