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Consumer Protection Committee

The state and territorial attorneys general are a leading force in protecting the rights of consumers. They can be found at the forefront of protecting their citizens, making use of a wide variety of investigative and enforcement tools to prevent deceptive practices and fraud. Through civil and criminal litigation, mediation, public and business education, local and federal legislative initiatives and cooperative enforcement actions, the attorneys general play a key role in protecting the rights of their citizens.

The NAAG Consumer Protection Committee assists and enables the attorneys general by providing information, communication and support, facilitating cooperation and providing training and seminars to their staff for the exchange of ideas and information relevant to consumer protection.  This allows the attorneys general to provide effective consumer protection programs and education for the protection of their citizens. Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson serve as 2016-2017 committee co-chairs.

Mission Statement

The Consumer Protection Committee’s mission is to assist and enable attorneys general concerning consumer protection issues and matters by providing information, communication and support; to facilitate cooperation among the various attorneys general Consumer Protection Divisions through open dialogue and communication; to plan, organize and conduct training and annual seminars for the exchange of ideas and information on matters relevant to consumer protection divisions and their issues; and to promote the development of effective consumer protection programs and education for the protection of citizens and increasing consumer awareness.

Committee Membership

  • Attorney General Peter Kilmartin (RI), Co-Chair
  • Attorney General Doug Peterson (NE), Co-Chair
  • Attorney General Andy Beshear (KY)
  • Attorney General Brian Frosh (MD)
  • Attorney General Maura Healey (MA)
  • Attorney General Janet T. Mills (ME)
  • Attorney General Tom Miller (IA)
  • Attorney General Derek Schmidt (KS)
  • Attorney General Lawrence Wasden (ID)
  • NAAG Staff Contact: Abigail Stempson, (202) 320-2902

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