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SB 1059 Master Settlement Agreement; regulation of cigarette manufacturers.

Introduced by: Ryan T. McDougle | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS PASSED SENATE: (all summaries)

Master Settlement Agreement; regulation of cigarette manufacturers.  Permits a tobacco manufacturer to request removal from the Virginia Tobacco Directory under certain circumstances, such as the cessation of business operations, without penalty. Resellers may continue to vend cigarettes from such a manufacturer under limited conditions. Any manufacturer, wholesaler or retail dealer selling cigarettes for resale of a manufacturer or brand family that has been removed from the Directory shall notify the purchaser, who shall receive a refund. Any failure of the manufacturer to provide the purchaser with the refund shall be subject to a civil penalty of $500 for each violation. The bill also extends the safe harbor for selling lawfully stamped cigarettes whose manufacturer and brand families have been removed from the Directory from 14 days to 45 days.


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