State AGs Support Amendment to Communications Decency Act

In 2013 and again in 2017, Attorneys General from virtually every state and territory wrote to inform Congress of a damaging misinterpretation and misapplication of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (CDA) that rendered state and local authorities unable to enforce criminal laws against companies that actively profited from the promotion and facilitation of sex trafficking and crimes against children. To be sure, we are grateful for all the work you have done to protect the vulnerable among us. To bootstrap your efforts, we renew our recommendation for a modest but necessary amendment to the CDA. We must enable our state and local authorities to protect our citizens, including the most vulnerable among us, and to take appropriate action against criminal actors.

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State AGs Endorse TRACED Act to Combat Illegal Robocalls

We believe that this legislation effectively addresses many of the concerns raised by federal regulators, voice service providers, private businesses, consumer advocacy groups, and other interested parties to combat illegal robocalls and spoofing, and we are heartened that it enables the telecom industry, federal regulators, and our offices to take meaningful steps to abate the rapid proliferation of these illegal and unwanted robocalls.

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AGs Send Policy Guidelines to Streaming Industry to Combat Youth Tobacco Use

Given the recent significant rise in tobacco use by young people, particularly the use of e-cigarettes, preventing initiation and use of tobacco products is of critical importance to us and the public health community, and we sincerely hope it will be addressed by the streaming industry.

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National Association of Attorneys General Announces Annual Award Recipients

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys Generals (NAAG) announced its annual award winners at the President’s Dinner hosted during the Capital Forum on Dec. 10. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt was the recipient of the Kelley-Wyman Award, the Association’s most prestigious honor given annually to the attorney general who has done the most to achieve…

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All 56 State and Territory Attorneys General Ask Congress to Permanently Classify Fentanyl-Related Substances as Schedule I Drugs

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to Senate leadership, urging Congress to permanently classify fentanyl-related substances as Schedule I drugs. Schedule I drugs are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. All 56 state and territory attorneys general signed the letter asking Congress to…

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Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is Elected NAAG President

Washington, D.C. — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox was elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) during its Capital Forum, Dec. 9-11. Attorney General Fox has selected “Transformational Leadership and Civility” as his presidential initiative. “I am humbled beyond words that my fellow state, territorial, and District of Columbia attorneys general have chosen…

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Media Advisory: State Attorneys General Convene in DC for First Annual Capital Forum

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) will host its first annual Capital Forum in Washington, D.C.

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Bipartisan Coalition of Attorneys General Urges Senate to Pass the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act

Washington, D.C. — A coalition of 44 state and territory attorneys general is urging Congress to further support Veteran Treatment Courts by passing the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019. In a letter to Senate leaders, the attorneys general wrote to encourage the passage of House Resolution 886 (H.R. 886), the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of…

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Attorneys General Raise Concern About Illegal Alcohol Sales Online

Social media and digital platforms have become interwoven into the fabric of our society. Consumers have become increasingly dependent on the broad access to goods for sale through these mediums. Unfortunately, the near unlimited access to goods has increasingly exposed consumers, including minors, to unlicensed sales of alcohol and counterfeit products. We are seeking your assistance to address some of the challenges to consumer protection associated with online marketplaces and to improve the legitimacy of these sales.

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Attorneys General Encourage Online Vendors to Take Proactive Steps to Prevent Illegal Alcohol Sales Online

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent letters to leading U.S. online vendors, asking them to undertake certain steps to curtail illegal alcohol sales online. Letters were sent to Craigslist, eBay, and Facebook. Digital platforms have given risen to the sale of unlicensed and unregulated alcohol. The sale of illegal alcohol online may include counterfeit,…

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