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February 13, 2020
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SPRING DINNER ANNOUNCEMENT
The AG Alliance and Colorado Attorney General and CWAG Executive Committee Chair, Phil Weiser, announce our AGA 2020 Spring Dinner, scheduled for Tuesday, April 21st at the Ritz Carlton in Denver, Colorado.

For questions regarding Spring Dinner or sponsorship, please contact Meetings & Events Manager Ale Stephens at AStephens@AGAlliance.org or 303.304.9206. 

This year, the AG Alliance will also host two additional on-site subcommittee meetings.
The Cybersecurity Working Group and Cannabis Project Meeting are invitation-only. For more information, please contact project leads:
Cybersecurity Working Group
Andrea Friedman

Cannabis Project
Austin Bernstein

As always, the AG Alliance and our Attorneys General appreciate your participation and support!
CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT
California Consumer Privacy Act Regulations  - Notice of Updates
February 10, 2020

The California Attorney General’s office published a notice of modifications to the text of the proposed regulations regarding the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The AG’s office also published redline and clean versions of the modified regulations.

The changes modify the proposed regulations published by the Attorney General’s office on October 11, 2019. The changes are the result of four public hearings held in December 2019 and the submission of over 1,700 pages of written comments. The Attorney General’s notice states that the department will accept written comments on the proposed changes until 5:00 p.m. on February 24, 2020.
CANNABIS
CWAG-AGA and Thomson Reuters Present:
Cannabis Law and Policy
Thursday, March 12, 2020
1 - 2PM EST
Event Registration:  GoToWebinar
Webinar ID: 287-120-515

*Webinar will be live at the time of our scheduled event. Please register with GoToWebinar beforehand to participate. Audio call instructions are listed below.

Karl Racine, Attorney General for the District of Columbia, invites Attorneys General, staff, and any interested parties to join in a webinar titled, “Cannabis Law and Policy” Please find full host, moderator and speaker details below.
  
During this webinar, General Racine will lead a focused discussion to provide public sector attorneys and staff with an opportunity to participate in a multi-part educational series on key legal and policy issues.

HOST:
Karl Racine
Attorney General for the District of Columbia

MODERATOR :
Gina Jurva Esq.
Attorney & Manager, Thomson Reuters Thought Leadership Enterprise

PANELISTS:
John Hudak, Deputy Director - Center for Effective Public Management, Senior Fellow - Governance Studies, Brookings Institution
CONSUMER PROTECTION
Washington Attorney General Ferguson Files Consumer Protection Lawsuit Against Bellevue Timeshare Exit Company
February 6, 2020

Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a lawsuit against Bellevue-based Reed Hein & Associates LLC, alleging numerous unfair or deceptive business practices related to services to “exit” consumers’ timeshares. Reed Hein does business under the Facebook ad for Timesahre Exit Team: "100% money back guarantee. We will get you out or give you every penny back."name Timeshare Exit Team.
DOMESTIC ABUSE PREVENTION
Bill Aimed at Preventing Domestic Terrorism Advances in New Mexico
New Mexico Political Report
February 11, 2020

The state House Judiciary Committee approved legislation aimed at preventing domestic terrorism in the wake of a deadly mass shooting in August at an El Paso Walmart that targeted Hispanics. The panel also advanced legislation toughening the state’s cyberterrorism law.

Attorney General Hector Balderas urged lawmakers to create a new law dealing with domestic and cyberterrorism
ANIMAL WELFARE
Attorney General Tong Moves for State Custody of Neglected Animals Seized from Suffield Farm
February 6, 2020

Attorney General William Tong filed a motion for permanent custody of nearly 200 severely neglected animals seized from a Suffield farm last month.
STATE-SPONSORED TRAVEL
Texas Attorney General Pax­ton: California’s Trav­el Ban Under­mines Nation­al Uni­ty; Vio­lates U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion by Pun­ish­ing Those Who Respect Religious Liberty
February 10, 2020

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an original action against the State of California in the United States Supreme Court, seeking to strike down California’s travel ban for states that uphold First Amendment protections for religious liberty. California added Texas to the ban on state-funded travel after the Texas Legislature implemented a law allowing faith-based foster care and adoption agencies to decline placements that violated their religious beliefs. Texas respects and honors the religious beliefs of its citizens. California lawmakers do not. As a co-author of California’s travel ban admitted, they see religious beliefs as nothing more than “code to discriminate against different people.”   
ETHICS & INTEGRITY TRENDS
New Chief Integrity Adviser Hui Chen 
February 10, 2020

Attorney General Clare E. Connors announced that Hui Chen is the new Chief Integrity Adviser for the Department of the Attorney General.

The Chief Integrity Adviser is a new position within the Department. The Adviser reports directly to the Attorney General and her responsibilities include the Department’s policies and procedures, internal training programs, and ethics and conflicts reviews. Additionally, the Adviser is a member of the Complex Litigation, Fraud, and Compliance Unit, and will be tasked with investigating, reviewing, and consulting on compliance issues within state government. 
Airbnb Announces Rob Chesnut as Chief Ethics Officer

Airbnb, the world’s leading community driven hospitality company, announced that Rob Chesnut will become Airbnb’s Chief Ethics Officer. Chesnut is an experienced general counsel, board member, and advisor to tech companies. Rob is skilled in Leadership, Management, Fraud Investigations, and Workplace Ethics. He is a former federal prosecutor and graduate of Harvard Law School and University of Virginia. 
CWAG Executive Committee
- Hector Balderas - Mark Brnovich -
- Wayne Stenehjem - Phil Weiser -

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