Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2014
 

Cigarette and Tobacco Products Licensing Act Law

CHAPTER 2. LICENSE FOR RETAILERS OF CIGARETTES AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS

Section 22974.7

22974.7. Penalty for violation of provisions. In addition to any other civil or criminal penalty provided by law, upon a finding that a retailer has violated any provision of this division, the board may take the following actions:

(a) In the case of the first offense, the board may revoke or suspend the license or licenses of the retailer pursuant to the procedures applicable to the revocation of a license set forth in Section 30148 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

(b) In the case of a second or any subsequent offense, in addition to the action authorized under subdivision (a), the board may impose a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed the greater of either of the following:

(1) Five times the retail value of the seized cigarettes or tobacco products.

(2) Five thousand dollars ($5,000).

History.—Stats. 2004, Ch. 82 (AB 2491), in effect June 30, 2004, added "seized" after "retail value of" in paragraph (1) of subdivision (b).