Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2021
Cigarette and Tobacco Products Licensing Act
CHAPTER 6. DISPOSITION OF FUNDS
22991. Appropriation. The amount of eleven million dollars ($11,000,000) is appropriated from the Cigarette and Tobacco Products
Compliance Fund during the 2003–04 fiscal year to the State Board of Equalization for the purpose of implementing, enforcing, and administering the California Cigarette and Tobacco Products Licensing Act of 2003, subject to the following provisions:
(a) Spending under the appropriation made by this subdivision is limited solely to revenues in the fund that are derived from fees imposed on cigarette and tobacco product manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, importers, and retailers.
(b) Of the total amount appropriated under this subdivision, five million four hundred thousand dollars ($5,400,000) is available for reimbursement to the Department of Justice through an interagency agreement with the board for investigation and enforcement assistance.
(c) The expenditure of any funds from the appropriation made by this subdivision shall require the prior approval of the Director of Finance. The amounts appropriated may be approved for expenditure on an allotment basis and shall be limited to the amounts necessary to carry out the operating and staffing plans for the implementation of the California Cigarette and Tobacco Products Licensing Act of 2003 as approved by the Department of Finance. The Department of Finance shall notify the Joint Legislative Budget Committee of its approval of any expenditure authorization 30 days prior to that approval.