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House Bill 1842


House Bill 1842

ARCHIVE (2003)

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DIGEST OF HB1842 (Updated March 4, 2003 9:56 AM - DI 84)


Tobacco product manufacturer regulation. Requires a tobacco product manufacturer to: (1) certify that it is a participating manufacturer in the tobacco master settlement agreement or maintains a qualified escrow fund; and (2) list the manufacturer's brand families of cigarettes Requires the attorney general to electronically publish a directory of tobacco product manufacturers and brand families. Requires a foreign nonparticipating manufacturer to appoint an agent for service of process. Provides that the department of state revenue may: (1) revoke or suspend the license of; and (2) impose a civil penalty on; a distributor or stamping agent that affixes a stamp on or sells cigarettes of a manufacturer or brand family that is not listed in the directory. Allows the state to recover the costs of an action to enforce the certification requirements.
Current Status:
 In Committee - 2nd House
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