(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other statute in this code, specifically,
but not exclusively, section five, article ten, chapter eleven of this code, the state
tax commissioner shall deliver to the commissioner of the bureau of employment programs
the following information: The names, addresses and other identifying information
of all business receiving a business franchise registration certificate.
(b) All information acquired by the bureau of employment programs commissioner pursuant
to subsection (a) of this section shall be used to implement and administer a single
point of registration program as created in section seven, article twelve, chapter
eleven of this code. The commissioner of the bureau of employment programs, upon receiving the business
franchise certificate information made available pursuant to subsection (a) of this
section, shall contact all businesses receiving a business franchise registration
certificate and provide all necessary forms to register the business under the provisions
of article five of this chapter.
(c) Any officer or employee of this state who uses the aforementioned information
in any manner other than the one stated herein or authorized elsewhere in this code
or who divulges or makes known in any manner any of the aforementioned information
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not
more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned in the county jail for not more than
one year, or both, together with cost of prosecution.
(d) Reasonable cost of compilation and production of any information made available
pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be charged to the bureau of employment
(e) Information acquired by the bureau of employment programs commissioner pursuant
to subsection (a) of this section shall not be subject to disclosure under the provisions
of chapter twenty-nine-b of this code.
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