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Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2023

Cigarette and Tobacco Products Licensing Act

Business and Professions Code

Division 8.6. Cigarette and Tobacco Products Licensing Act of 2003

Chapter 4. License and Administration Fee for Manufacturers and Importers

Section 22979.21

22979.21. Tobacco products manufacturer and importer license; eligibility. Every manufacturer or importer of tobacco products shall obtain and maintain a license under this division to engage in the sale of tobacco products. In order to be eligible for obtaining and maintaining a license under this division, a manufacturer or importer shall do all of the following in the manner specified by the board:

(a) Submit to the board a list of all tobacco products they manufacture or import.

(b) Update the list of all tobacco products brands they manufacture or import whenever a new or additional brand is manufactured or imported or a listed brand is no longer manufactured or imported.

(c) Consent to jurisdiction of the California courts for the purpose of enforcement of this division and appoint a registered agent for service of process in this state and identify the registered agent to the board.

(d) The Legislature finds that solely appointing a registered agent for the purpose of service of process in this state pursuant to this subdivision does not establish a nexus with this state for tax purposes.

(e) This section shall become operative May 1, 2007.

History—Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 501 (AB 1749), in effect January 1, 2007, but operative May 1, 2007.