- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 43. Revenue and Taxation
- Chapter 50. Tobacco Taxes and Sales
- Section 485. Penalties and Other Remedies.
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AS 43.50.485. Penalties and Other Remedies.
- (a) In addition to or in place of any other civil or criminal remedy provided by law, upon a determination that a licensee
has violated AS 43.50.470(a) or any regulation adopted
under that statute, the commissioner may revoke or suspend the license issued under AS 43.50.010, 43.50.035, or 43.50.320 of any licensee. The department shall comply
with the provisions of AS 44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act).
Each offer to sell cigarettes in violation of AS 43.50.470
(a) constitutes a separate violation. The commissioner also may impose a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed the
greater of 500 percent of the retail value of the cigarettes sold or $5,000 upon a determination of violation of a
provision of AS 43.50.470
(a) or any regulations adopted under that statute. The penalty shall be imposed in the manner provided by AS 43.05.245
- (b) Any cigarettes that have been sold, offered for sale, or possessed for sale in this state, or imported for personal
consumption in this state in violation of AS 43.50.470
(a) are contraband, regardless of whether the violation was knowing, and the cigarettes are subject to seizure and
forfeiture; seized and forfeited cigarettes shall be destroyed and may not be resold. The department shall comply with
the provisions of AS 44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act).
- (c) The Department of Law, on behalf of the commissioner, may seek an injunction to restrain a threatened or actual
violation of AS 43.50.460, 43.50.470(a), or 43.50.480 by a licensee and to compel the licensee to
comply with those provisions.
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