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Legislature approves tribal compacts to better enforce tobacco sales


TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)- The Kansas Legislature has approved two compacts aimed at increasing cooperation between state and Native American tribes on accounting for tobacco sales on tribal lands.

Attorney General Derek Schmidt is applauding the move.

“I appreciate the Legislature’s quick action to consider and unanimously approve these compacts,” Schmidt said. “As a result of this action, we will significantly improve cooperation between the tribes and the state to prevent the illicit shipment of untaxed and unaccounted-for cigarettes in Kansas, strengthening our ability to comply with the terms of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.”


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