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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Nonparticipating tobacco manufacturers. Requires: (1) newly qualified nonparticipating tobacco product manufacturers; and (2) nonparticipating tobacco product manufacturers that the attorney general determines pose an elevated risk of noncompliance with tobacco product regulations; to post a surety bond. Requires a person that imports cigarette brand families of a nonparticipating manufacturer to assume joint and several liability with the nonparticipating manufacturer for qualified escrow payments and associated penalties, costs, and fees.