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Cigarette and Tobacco Products Licensing Act

Business and Professions Code

Division 8.6. Cigarette and Tobacco Products Licensing Act of 2003

Chapter 3. License for Wholesalers and Distributors of Cigarettes and Tobacco Products

Section 22978

22978. License database; access. The department shall, upon request, provide to the State Department of Public Health, the office of the Attorney General, a law enforcement agency, a local lead agency, and any agency authorized to enforce or administer state or local tobacco control laws, access to the department's database of licenses issued to distributors and wholesalers for locations within the jurisdiction of that agency, local lead agency, or law enforcement agency. The agencies authorized by this section to access the department's database shall access and use the department's database only for purposes of enforcing tobacco control laws and shall adhere to all state laws, policies, and regulations pertaining to the protection of personal information and individual privacy.

History—Stats. 2021, Ch. 432 (SB 824), in effect January 1, 2022, substituted "department" for "board" throughout; substituted "Public Health" for "Health Services" after "the State Department of"; added ", a local lead agency," after "a law enforcement agency"; added "or administer state or" after "authorized to enforce"; substituted "laws" for "ordinances" after "local tobacco control"; added ", local lead agency," after " jurisdiction of that agency" in the first sentence; and deleted "only" after "database shall"; and added "only" after "use the department’s database" in the second sentence.