Announcements, information and updates from the AG Alliance Members and Associates
November 5th, 2020
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CHAIR'S INITIATIVE ANNOUNCEMENT
Thanks to everyone for your continued interest and support of the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) and the AG Alliance (AGA) Virtual Chair Initiative: A COVID-19 Attorney General Legal and Policy Response Manual. The response from our partners has been fantastic.

We are pleased to invite you to virtually attend a series of interactive calls as we continue to explore the policy and legal challenges we are all confronting during this pandemic.

Participation for this initiative is strongly encouraged for sponsors at the *Premier level and above and we will be hosting an ongoing policy dialogue between AGO’s and experts for each of the five cohorts that are actively meeting and working towards a common goal and deliverable related to COVID-19 vaccinations:
  1. Vaccine Methodologies and Legalities led by ID and WA;
  2. State’s Role in Vaccine Administration led by NM and AK;
  3. Deceptive Trade Practices, Diversion and Black Market Issues led by SD and NV;
  4. Governmental Authorities led by CO and ND; and
  5. Vaccine Collaboration and Antitrust Concerns led by NE and CO.
Each cohort is being led by a bipartisan group of state AG office staff and has identified more specific legal and policy issues that will be addressed in their assigned area to develop an issue guide for policymakers. Cohorts will meet via Zoom on a weekly basis between 11/10 and 12/10.
 
For more information about participation, please contact Andrea Friedman at AFriedman@AGAlliance.org.
UPCOMING WEBINARS
Sports Betting Virtual Discussion
Monday, November 16th
1 - 2pm ET
*CLE credit pending
Moderated by Attorney General Karl Racine, District of Columbia

Panelists:
  • Brian Kane, Assistant Chief Deputy/Chief Legislative Counsel, Idaho Attorney General’s Office
  • Andy Abboud, Senior Vice President of Government Relations, Las Vegas Sands
  • Stanton Dodge, Chief Legal Officer, DraftKings
  • Joe Asher, CEO, William Hill North America
ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTIONS
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

  • California AG Becerra has continued to push EPA to complete required evaluation of pesticide toxic to pollinators, like bees, critical to agriculture.

CONSUMER PROTECTION

  • Washington AG Ferguson: announced Bumble Bee CEO will pay Washington state $100,000 as part of Ferguson's price-fixing lawsuit.

  • Wisconsin AG Kaul announced he is taking action to protect consumers in merger of waste collection and disposal corporations.

  • Kansas AG Schmidt announced that Kansans has safely disposed of more than 6 tons of unused and unwanted medicines during National Drug Take-Back Day, preventing the accidental or intentional misuse of prescription medications.

  • Florida AG Moody Florida's consumer protection division has secured more than $2 million for families deceived by business offering administrative surrogacy services.

EDUCATION

  • Illinois AG Raoul expressed support for the proposal to reinstate automatic closed school discharge rule. The proposal would student loan relief for thousands of student borrowers.
COMMUNITY

  • Lowe's plan to hire 20,000 additional workers for the holiday season and announced a sixth $100 million bonus for its hourly workers to recognize their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.

CONSUMER FINANCE


  • CFPB issued a final rule, improves clarity and transparency by amending its disclosure of records and information regulation.

  • CFPB issued final rule to implement the fair debt collection practices act.

  • CFPB settled with SMART Payment Plan, LLC for deceptive sales practices.
VIRTUAL SEMINAR LIBRARY
Missed our live programs? No problem! Follow the button below to visit our Virtual Seminar Library for access to all recordings.

Do you have a webinar topic suggestion? We want to hear from you! Please email ideas to Andrea Friedman at AFriedman@AGAlliance.org.
CWAG Executive Committee
- Wayne Stenehjem - Phil Weiser -
- Jason Ravnsborg - Hector Balderas -

AG Alliance Co-Chairs
- Lawrence Wasden - Sean Reyes - Karl Racine -
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