HEALTH AND SAFETY
TOBACCO MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT COMPLEMENTARY ACT
39-8405. Reporting of information — Escrow installments. (1) Not later than twenty (20) calendar days after the end of each calendar quarter, and more frequently if so directed by the attorney general, each stamping agent 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 for which the stamping agent affixed stamps during the previous calendar quarter or otherwise paid the tax due for such cigarettes. The stamping agent 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 (5) years.
(2) The commission is authorized to disclose to the attorney general any information received under this chapter or Idaho’s tobacco master settlement agreement act and requested by the attorney general for purposes of determining compliance with and enforcing the provisions of this chapter. The commission and attorney general shall share with each other the information received under this chapter or chapter 25, title 63, Idaho Code, and may share such information with other federal, state or local agencies only for purposes of enforcement of this chapter, Idaho’s tobacco master settlement agreement act, or corresponding laws of other states.
(3) 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 Idaho’s tobacco master settlement agreement act, of the amount of money in such fund, exclusive of interest, and the amount and date of each deposit to the fund, and the amount and date of each withdrawal from the fund.
(4) In addition to the information required to be submitted pursuant to this chapter, the attorney general may require a stamping agent 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 or stamping agent is in compliance with this chapter.
(5) To promote compliance with the provisions of this chapter, the attorney general may promulgate rules requiring a tobacco product manufacturer subject to the requirements of section 39-7803(b), Idaho Code, to make the escrow deposits required in quarterly installments 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.
[39-8405, added 2003, ch. 33, sec. 2, p. 150.]