(30 ILCS 168/10)
As used in this Act:
"Adjusted for inflation" means increased in accordance with the formula for
inflation adjustment set forth in Exhibit C to the Master Settlement Agreement.
"Affiliate" means a person who directly or indirectly owns or controls, is
owned or controlled by, or is under common ownership or control with, another
for purposes of this definition, the terms "owns", "is owned", and "ownership"
mean ownership of an equity interest, or the equivalent thereof,
10% or more, and the term "person" means an individual, partnership, committee,
association, corporation, or any other organization or group of persons.
"Allocable share" means Allocable Share as that term is defined in the Master
"Cigarette" means any product that contains nicotine, is intended to be
burned or heated under ordinary conditions of use, and consists of or contains:
(1) any roll of tobacco wrapped in paper or in any
substance not containing tobacco; or
(2) tobacco, in any form, that is functional in the
product, which, because of its appearance, the type of tobacco used in the filler, or its packaging and labeling, is likely to be offered to, or purchased by, consumers as a cigarette; or
(3) any roll of tobacco wrapped in any substance
containing tobacco which, because of its appearance, the type of tobacco used in the filler, or its packaging and labeling, is likely to be offered to, or purchased by, consumers as a cigarette described in item (1) of this definition.
"Cigarette" also means "roll-your-own" tobacco (i.e., any tobacco which,
because of its appearance, type, packaging, or labeling is suitable for use and
likely to be offered to, or purchased by, consumers as tobacco for making
cigarettes). For purposes of this Act, 0.09 ounces of "roll-your-own" tobacco
shall constitute one individual cigarette.
"Master Settlement Agreement" means the settlement agreement (and related
documents) entered into on November 23, 1998 by the State of Illinois and
leading United States tobacco product manufacturers.
"Qualified escrow fund" means an escrow arrangement with a federally or State
chartered financial institution having no affiliation with any tobacco product
manufacturer and having assets of at least $1,000,000,000 where such
arrangement requires that such financial institution hold the escrowed funds'
principal for the benefit of releasing parties and prohibits the tobacco
product manufacturer placing the funds into escrow from using, accessing, or
directing the use of the funds' principal except as consistent with
subdivision (a)(2)(B) of Section 15 of this Act.
"Released claims" means Released Claims as that term is defined in the Master
"Releasing parties" means Releasing Parties as that term is defined in the
Master Settlement Agreement.
"Tobacco Product Manufacturer" means any entity that, after the
effective date of this Act directly (and not exclusively through any
(1) manufactures cigarettes anywhere that such
manufacturer intends to be sold in the United States, including cigarettes intended to be sold in the United States through an importer (except where such importer is an original participating manufacturer (as that term is defined in the Master Settlement Agreement) that will be responsible for the payments under the Master Settlement Agreement with respect to such cigarettes as a result of the provisions of subsection II(mm) of the Master Settlement Agreement and that pays the taxes specified in subsection II(z) of the Master Settlement Agreement, and provided that the manufacturer of such cigarettes does not market or advertise such cigarettes in the United States);
(2) is the first purchaser anywhere for resale in the
United States of cigarettes manufactured anywhere that the manufacturer does not intend to be sold in the United States; or
becomes a successor of an entity described in
"Tobacco Product Manufacturer" does not mean an affiliate of a tobacco
product manufacturer unless the affiliate itself falls within any of items (1)
through (3) of this definition.
"Units sold" means the number of individual cigarettes sold in the State of
Illinois by the applicable tobacco product manufacturer (whether directly or
through a distributor,
retailer, or similar intermediary or intermediaries) during the year in
question, as measured by excise taxes collected by the State on packs (or
"roll-your-own" tobacco containers) bearing the excise tax stamp of the State.
The Illinois Department of Revenue shall promulgate such rules as are
necessary to ascertain the amount of State excise tax paid on the cigarettes of
such tobacco product manufacturer for each year.
(Source: P.A. 91-41, eff. 6-30-99.)