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Outside Section 184
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015

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Illegal Tobacco Enforcement: Multi-Agency Illegal Tobacco Task Force Report

SECTION 184.   Not later than July 1, 2016 the multi-agency illegal tobacco task force established in section 40 of chapter 64C of the General Laws shall submit a report and proposed legislation to the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate, the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on revenue, the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on public safety and homeland security with recommendations on: (i) enhancing and amending cigarette excise forfeiture provisions; (ii) increasing civil and criminal penalties; (iii) updating and clarifying cigarette excise regulatory and administrative provisions; and (iv) potential regulatory or statutory changes to strengthen enforcement efforts, including any changes necessary to resolve existing legal ambiguities or inconsistencies and potential legal procedures for facilitating enforcement efforts.