2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 10 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
CHAPTER 13A - MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT ENHANCEMENTS
§ 10-13A-7 - Documentation to be supplied by distributor; cooperation between commissioner and Attorney General; promulgation of regulations
. Documentation to be supplied by distributor; cooperation between commissioner and Attorney General; promulgation of regulations
(a) Not later than 20 calendar days after the end of each calendar quarter, and more frequently if so directed by the Attorney General, each distributor shall submit such information as the Attorney General requires to facilitate compliance with this chapter, including, but not limited to, a list by brand family of the total number of cigarettes, or, in the case of "roll-your-own," the equivalent count, for which the distributor affixed tax stamps during the previous calendar quarter or otherwise paid the tax due for such cigarettes. The distributor shall maintain and make available to the Attorney General all invoices and documentation of sales of all nonparticipating manufacturer cigarettes and any other information relied upon in reporting to the Attorney General for a period of five years.
(b) The commissioner is authorized to disclose to the Attorney General any information received under this chapter and requested by the Attorney General for purposes of determining compliance with and enforcing the provisions of this chapter. The commissioner and Attorney General shall share with each other the information received under this chapter and may share such information with other federal, state, or local agencies only for purposes of enforcement of this chapter or the corresponding laws of other states.
(c) The Attorney General may require at any time from the nonparticipating manufacturer proof from the financial institution in which such manufacturer has established a qualified escrow fund for the purpose of compliance with Chapter 13 of this title of the amount of money in such fund, exclusive of interest, the amount and date of each deposit to such fund, and the amount and date of each withdrawal from such fund.
(d) In addition to the information required to be submitted pursuant to this chapter, the Attorney General may require a distributor or tobacco product manufacturer to submit any additional information including, but not limited to, samples of the packaging or labeling of each brand family, as is necessary to enable the Attorney General to determine whether a tobacco product manufacturer is in compliance with this chapter.
(e) To promote compliance with this chapter, the Attorney General may promulgate regulations requiring a tobacco product manufacturer subject to the requirements of subsection (c) of Code Section 10-13A-3
to make the annual escrow deposits required during the year in which the sales covered by such deposits are made. The Attorney General may require production of information sufficient to enable the Attorney General to determine the adequacy of the amount of the installment deposit.
Graham Syfert - Jacksonville Lawyer