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41-2170.04. Civil penalties; seizure

(Conditionally Rpld.)

A. A manufacturer, wholesaler, agent or other person or entity that knowingly sells or offers to sell cigarettes, other than through retail sale, in violation of section 41-2170.01 is subject to a civil penalty of not to exceed one hundred dollars for each pack of cigarettes sold or offered for sale. This penalty shall not exceed twenty-five thousand dollars during any thirty-day period.

B. A retailer who knowingly sells or offers to sell cigarettes in violation of section 41-2170.01 is subject to a civil penalty of not to exceed one hundred dollars for each pack of cigarettes sold or offered for sale. This penalty shall not exceed one thousand dollars during any thirty-day period.

C. In addition to any penalty prescribed by law, any corporation, partnership, sole proprietor, limited partnership or association that is engaged in the manufacture of cigarettes and that knowingly makes a false certification pursuant to section 41-2170.02 is subject to a civil penalty of at least twenty-five thousand dollars but not more than one hundred thousand dollars for each false certification.

D. A person who violates any other provision of this article is subject to a civil penalty for a first offense of not to exceed one thousand dollars and a civil penalty of not to exceed five thousand dollars for each subsequent violation.

E. Any cigarettes that have been sold or offered for sale and that do not comply with the performance standard prescribed by section 41-2170.01 are subject to forfeiture and, on forfeiture, shall be destroyed. Before the destruction of any forfeited cigarette, the true holder of the trademark rights in the cigarette brand may inspect the cigarette.

F. In addition to any other remedy provided by law, the state fire marshal or the attorney general may file an action in the superior court for injunctive relief or to recover any costs or damages suffered by this state because of a violation of this section, including enforcement costs relating to the specific violation and attorney fees. Each violation of this section or rules adopted pursuant to this section is a separate civil violation for which the state fire marshal or attorney general may obtain relief.

G. If a law enforcement officer or duly authorized representative of the state fire marshal discovers cigarettes that have not been marked as required by section 41-2170.03, the officer or representative shall notify the department of revenue and may seize and take possession of the cigarettes. The cigarettes shall be turned over to the department of revenue and shall be forfeited to the state. Cigarettes seized pursuant to this section shall be destroyed. Before the destruction of any seized cigarette, the true holder of the trademark rights in the cigarette brand may inspect the cigarette.

H. This section applies beginning August 1, 2009.

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Arizona > Title41 > 41-2170.04

41-2170.04. Civil penalties; seizure

(Conditionally Rpld.)

A. A manufacturer, wholesaler, agent or other person or entity that knowingly sells or offers to sell cigarettes, other than through retail sale, in violation of section 41-2170.01 is subject to a civil penalty of not to exceed one hundred dollars for each pack of cigarettes sold or offered for sale. This penalty shall not exceed twenty-five thousand dollars during any thirty-day period.

B. A retailer who knowingly sells or offers to sell cigarettes in violation of section 41-2170.01 is subject to a civil penalty of not to exceed one hundred dollars for each pack of cigarettes sold or offered for sale. This penalty shall not exceed one thousand dollars during any thirty-day period.

C. In addition to any penalty prescribed by law, any corporation, partnership, sole proprietor, limited partnership or association that is engaged in the manufacture of cigarettes and that knowingly makes a false certification pursuant to section 41-2170.02 is subject to a civil penalty of at least twenty-five thousand dollars but not more than one hundred thousand dollars for each false certification.

D. A person who violates any other provision of this article is subject to a civil penalty for a first offense of not to exceed one thousand dollars and a civil penalty of not to exceed five thousand dollars for each subsequent violation.

E. Any cigarettes that have been sold or offered for sale and that do not comply with the performance standard prescribed by section 41-2170.01 are subject to forfeiture and, on forfeiture, shall be destroyed. Before the destruction of any forfeited cigarette, the true holder of the trademark rights in the cigarette brand may inspect the cigarette.

F. In addition to any other remedy provided by law, the state fire marshal or the attorney general may file an action in the superior court for injunctive relief or to recover any costs or damages suffered by this state because of a violation of this section, including enforcement costs relating to the specific violation and attorney fees. Each violation of this section or rules adopted pursuant to this section is a separate civil violation for which the state fire marshal or attorney general may obtain relief.

G. If a law enforcement officer or duly authorized representative of the state fire marshal discovers cigarettes that have not been marked as required by section 41-2170.03, the officer or representative shall notify the department of revenue and may seize and take possession of the cigarettes. The cigarettes shall be turned over to the department of revenue and shall be forfeited to the state. Cigarettes seized pursuant to this section shall be destroyed. Before the destruction of any seized cigarette, the true holder of the trademark rights in the cigarette brand may inspect the cigarette.

H. This section applies beginning August 1, 2009.


State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Arizona > Title41 > 41-2170.04

41-2170.04. Civil penalties; seizure

(Conditionally Rpld.)

A. A manufacturer, wholesaler, agent or other person or entity that knowingly sells or offers to sell cigarettes, other than through retail sale, in violation of section 41-2170.01 is subject to a civil penalty of not to exceed one hundred dollars for each pack of cigarettes sold or offered for sale. This penalty shall not exceed twenty-five thousand dollars during any thirty-day period.

B. A retailer who knowingly sells or offers to sell cigarettes in violation of section 41-2170.01 is subject to a civil penalty of not to exceed one hundred dollars for each pack of cigarettes sold or offered for sale. This penalty shall not exceed one thousand dollars during any thirty-day period.

C. In addition to any penalty prescribed by law, any corporation, partnership, sole proprietor, limited partnership or association that is engaged in the manufacture of cigarettes and that knowingly makes a false certification pursuant to section 41-2170.02 is subject to a civil penalty of at least twenty-five thousand dollars but not more than one hundred thousand dollars for each false certification.

D. A person who violates any other provision of this article is subject to a civil penalty for a first offense of not to exceed one thousand dollars and a civil penalty of not to exceed five thousand dollars for each subsequent violation.

E. Any cigarettes that have been sold or offered for sale and that do not comply with the performance standard prescribed by section 41-2170.01 are subject to forfeiture and, on forfeiture, shall be destroyed. Before the destruction of any forfeited cigarette, the true holder of the trademark rights in the cigarette brand may inspect the cigarette.

F. In addition to any other remedy provided by law, the state fire marshal or the attorney general may file an action in the superior court for injunctive relief or to recover any costs or damages suffered by this state because of a violation of this section, including enforcement costs relating to the specific violation and attorney fees. Each violation of this section or rules adopted pursuant to this section is a separate civil violation for which the state fire marshal or attorney general may obtain relief.

G. If a law enforcement officer or duly authorized representative of the state fire marshal discovers cigarettes that have not been marked as required by section 41-2170.03, the officer or representative shall notify the department of revenue and may seize and take possession of the cigarettes. The cigarettes shall be turned over to the department of revenue and shall be forfeited to the state. Cigarettes seized pursuant to this section shall be destroyed. Before the destruction of any seized cigarette, the true holder of the trademark rights in the cigarette brand may inspect the cigarette.

H. This section applies beginning August 1, 2009.

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